Happy Diwali


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Lamp Of Love

Light, oh where is the light?
Kindle it with the burning fire of desire!

There is the lamp but never a flicker of a flame—-is such thy fate, my heart?
Ah, death were better by far for thee!

Misery knocks at thy door,
and her message is that thy lord is wakeful,
and he calls thee to the love-tryst through the darkness of night.

The sky is overcast with clouds and the rain is ceaseless.
I know not what this is that stirs in me—-I know not its meaning.

A moment’s flash of lightning drags down a deeper gloom on my sight,
and my heart gropes for the path to where the music of the night calls me.

Light, oh where is the light!
Kindle it with the burning fire of desire!
It thunders and the wind rushes screaming through the void.
The night is black as a black stone.
Let not the hours pass by in the dark.
Kindle the lamp of love with thy life.

—Rabindranath Tagore

 

Rituals, of any creed  give us hope, it gives us a connection that  tethers us not only to our antecedents but to future generations. Diwali symbolizes the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, love over hate —at least this is a layman’s definition.

What it’s important is that we recognize that no matter how dark things get the struggle is eternal but light will aways cast out darkness, there is goodness and that is worth  Celebrating.

!!!!!!!HAPPY DIWALI!!!!!!

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2,017 Responses to Happy Diwali

  1. bebe says:

    What is wrong with KANSAS again ?

    • bebe says:

      Again a great book to read !

      ” What’s the Matter with Kansas? How Conservatives Won the Heart of America (2004) is a book by American journalist and historian Thomas Frank, which explores the rise of populist anti-elitist conservatism in the United States, centering on the experience of Kansas, Frank’s native state. In the late 19th century, Kansas was known as a hotbed of the left-wing Populist movement, but in recent decades, it has become overwhelmingly conservative. “

    • classicalgastoo says:

      Good grief…Norquist is still alive? And MTP ran with this story??? The GOP is in the throes of frothing-at-the-mouth desperation to assure they have total control of this country before the voters wake up and stop them.

      Good morning, sweet bebe!

    • This maybe wrong to say but that’s an entire state worth of stupid.

      • classicalgastoo says:

        Our Puritan legacy…

        • msolomon2 says:

          that’s exactly it! and those reich-wingers have been using that crazy-a$$ $hit to do endless evil forever, will murica ever wake-the-f#ck-up!?! I’m so tired of this insani-tea… decade after decade and muricans never change, fool me once, and twice, and again etc, ad infinitum, muricans never wake-the-f#ck-up! How can people be so stoopid and survive?

          • classicalgastoo says:

            My guess?

            The PTB provide McJobs, and pretty cars, and little boxes make of ticky-tacky, and gadgets and toys, and TVs, and programming designed to lull the people into thinking that they’ve got the best of all possible worlds and don’t rock the boat. We’re #1!!! We’re all happy as clams as long as there’s someone to look down on – someone whose life is more miserable than yours. We’ve been carefully taught, ms – this didn’t just happen.

            Then they instill the fear in you that you could lose it all in a heartbeat if you vote for one of the Evil Isms. There is little in our society to disabuse the people of these beliefs.

            Children need mentors. Someone who can help them see through the fog and glitter.

      • bebe says:

        Jack !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
        Agreed…but…
        Bebe does not live there anymore.

    • msolomon2 says:

      ZOMBIE-LIES! As always with the reich-wing! The TRUE zombie-apocalypse! and yes why, oh why murica can’t we get us some -GOOD- home-grown freedom-fighters, and someone ASSASSINATE that treasonous-traitor norquist already!?! He and his ilk need to be eliminated for the good of the People & Democracy!

  2. classicalgastoo says:

    Hello, The Realm! We woke up to about 3″ of beautiful white fluffy snow! It’ll melt off quickly if the sun ever comes out.

  3. msolomon2 says:

    harder and harder to tell them apart these days… corporate-fascists more and more….

  4. msolomon2 says:

    luv this guy more each week, he skewers the most timely issues, spears them right through the “heart”! All the issues that murica should be doing something about, and isn’t, all the issues the corporate-fascists are buying and burying. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MepXBJjsNxs&list=UU3XTzVzaHQEd30rQbuvCtTQ

  5. msolomon2 says:

    Robert Reich Explains Why There Is A War On The Poor And Working Class (VIDEO)
    http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/10/25/robert-reich-explains-why-there-is-a-war-on-the-poor-and-working-class-video/
    as always this man tells it like it IS!

  6. msolomon2 says:

    “Church Of The Flying Spaghetti Monster” Minister Battles To Wear Colander On Head For License Photo
    http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/08/17/church-of-the-flying-spaghetti-monster-minister-battles-to-wear-colander-on-head-for-license-photo/

    • msolomon2 says:

      It’s disgraceful that this proud Pastafarian is being denied his religious liber-teas! No doubt if he wanted to handle some snakes that’d be just fine!

  7. msolomon2 says:

    ARMAGAYDDON!!! first Ireland, then it’ll come for -US-, -here- in G@D’s-country! MURICA!!!!

  8. Caller no. 8 says:

    Darth Vader’s presidential ambitions thwarted in Ukraine

    AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/10/darth-vaders-presidential-ambitions-thwarted-in-ukraine/

    Just get your ass back here.

  9. termgirl says:

    Hello, Realm.
    Just have a few minutes before lunch is over.
    My car hit 200,000 miles on Thursday, and the people at work couldn’t understand why I was so excited.
    I guess I feel increasingly powerless in this topsy-turvy world, and I feel a small since of victory beating the system and happy to have avoided a car payment for the last 7 years.
    Crazy…. I know.
    Hope you are all having a good start to the week.

  10. msolomon2 says:

    Google has saved the Internet before. But now it’s on the side of the big cable companies we all hate. It’s employed a Gingrich-era Republican as its head lobbyist in DC, who’s now dictating Google’s policy on Internet freedom.
    http://action.sumofus.org/a/googlesupportnn/?akid=7711.627617.dIzmAP&rd=1&sub=fwd&t=2

  11. There we go. Happy Halloween!

  12. msolomon2 says:

    Sign the petition: Tell the Justice Department to investigate the Koch Brothers!
    https://dailykos.com/campaigns/975?detail=email
    oh HELL YES!

  13. msolomon2 says:

    reich-wing brain-rot! We definitely need more research funding to prevent or treat this monstrous condition!

  14. Darth says:

    These make more sense

  15. And yet another reason why I can’t stand college sports. Say what you want about pro sports, but this doesn’t happen in the pro leagues.

    http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/11772033/alabama-crimson-tide-boosters-pay-coach-nick-saban-home

  16. Darth says:

    How to survive an Ebola apocalypse: Doomsday preppers head for the hills http://www.thestar.com.my/Lifestyle/People/2014/10/25/Ebola-gives-US-preppers-another-reason-to-prepare-for-worst/
    American “preppers” are planning, training and stockpiling for an Ebola calamity of Biblical proportions. On the shopping list: cheesy lasagna and mushroom stroganoff.

    With the closest known US cases of Ebola diagnosed about 258km away in Dallas, Texas, Cary Griffin is taking no chances. If, as the former correctional officer fears, the virus spreads to hundreds of people, Griffin is headed to the woods. “I’ll do what the English royalty did to survive the bubonic plague,” Griffin says, referring to King Charles II’s flight to the countryside during the Great Plague of London in 1665-66. “I’m going into the country.”

    Griffin, 27, of Huntsville, Texas, is among a growing if loosely-defined segment of Americans, known as “preppers”, who plan, train and stockpile in preparation for a natural calamity or societal breakdown. For many, the three cases of Ebola diagnosed in the US so far since late September represent a new potential disaster and a reason to run to the store.”

    These guys are LARPers, only instead of playing wizards and orcs, they play doomsday.

  17. Darth says:

    Department of Homeland Security Executes Panty Raid in Kansas City http://www.alternet.org/department-homeland-security-executes-panty-raid-kansas-city
    Birdies is a self-described “intimate apparel apothecary and swimwear boutique” located in Downtown Kansas City. Owner Peregrine Honig got quite the surprise this week when two agents from the Department of Homeland Security showed up in her shop:

    “They came in and there were two guys” Honig said. “I asked one of them what size he needed and he showed me a badge and took me outside. They told me they were from Homeland Security and we were violating copyright laws.”

    What? The Department of Homeland Security enforces copyright law violations? Indeed:

    The National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (NIPRCC) is a U.S. government center overseen by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a component of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The NIPRCC coordinates the U.S. government’s enforcement of intellectual property laws.

    Copyright violations are a form of terrorism. Be sure to thank your nearest corporate overlord for keeping us safe. Be well, citizen.

  18. Darth says:

    There’s a new Kickstarter campaign to raise money for a fake phone http://www.vox.com/2014/10/25/7063259/theres-a-new-kickstarter-campaign-to-raise-money-for-a-fake-phone
    “The NoPhone is exactly what it sounds like — a phone that is not a phone. Well, OK, it’s not actually a phone. It’s just a plastic thing designed to look exactly like an iPhone. “Phone addiction is real,” they write. “And it’s everywhere. It’s ruining your dates. It’s distracting you at concerts. It’s disrupting you in movie theaters. It’s clogging up sidewalks.”

    According to its makers, the NoPhone is better than other actual phones because it doesn’t require batteries or upgrades. They also have plans for a NoPhone Selfie Upgrade, which is basically a mirror stuck to the back of it.

    Here is a helpful table the NoPhone makers have designed, showing how NoPhones stack up to the competition.

    One of the greatest benefits to the NoPhone, according to one reviewer, is how it prevents users from making late-night decisions they will later regret. “Because of the NoPhone, I haven’t drunk texted my ex-boyfriend in one whole week.”

    The NoPhone isn’t without its critics, though. Someone at Business Insider alleged that the contraption is “ironic.”

  19. Darth says:

    Some U.S. retailers shun Apple Pay, eye rival payments system http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/27/us-rite-aid-apple-pay-idUSKBN0IG1ZD20141027
    Some large U.S. retailers are refusing to use Apple Inc’s APPL.O new electronic payments service as they commit to developing a rival payments system that would bolster their profits by eliminating credit card transaction fees. Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) is among the roughly 50 big retailers that have chosen not to accept Apple Pay, along with Rite Aid Corp (RAD.N) and CVS HealthCorp (CVS.N).

    They say they are working instead on developing their own payment system, called Current C, through the Merchants Customer Exchange (MCX) consortium. The driving force behind developing a retailer-owned mobile payment solution is to avoid paying credit card transaction fees to card companies like Visa (V.N) and Mastercard (MA.N), analysts said. Fees range between 2 percent and 3 percent of costs per transaction.

    This is a big story and frankly isn’t getting enough coverage in its implications. This about a consortium of corporations who feel they are being exploited by CC companies and want to.. well, sort of unionize and pool their resources for what appears to be some kind of effort to collectively bargain. They want to force Visa and Mastercard to lower their fees. I hope the irony that these companies are also rabidly anti-union and exploit many of their employees isn’t lost on anyone.

    “Originally incorporated in 2011, MCX spent years in a sort of stealth mode working on the payments user experience. The company is run by merchants including Walmart, Target, Best Buy, CVS, Shell Oil, Darden Restaurants (Olive Garden), HMSHost (airport restaurants), Hy-Vee (supermarkets), Lowes, Michaels, Publix Super Markets and Sears. Wal-Mart VP and Assistant Treasurer Mike Cook is considered the MCX group’s de facto CEO, with some joking that MCX stands for Mike Cook Exchange, as FierceRetail reported.

    Together, the companies operate over 110,000 retail locations and process over $1 trillion in payments annually, with a significant chunk coming in the form of credit card payments that cost the retailers fees. — Walmart has long voiced its disdain for credit card processing fees that drain its slim margins, and even filed an anti-trust lawsuit against Visa and MasterCard over them back in 2003, but rejected the settlement they offered because it wanted more.

    If MCX’s app caught on, partner retailers could escape tons of fees, which could directly increase their profits. Alternatively, they could use the leverage of MCX and the threat of sidestepping the processing fees to negotiate lower fees with the credit card companies. Former Walmart CEO Lee Scott reportedly once said “I don’t know that MCX will succeed, and I don’t care. As long as Visa suffers.” http://techcrunch.com/2014/10/25/currentc/

    • Darth says:

      Whenever this many corporations get together, it’s probably bad.

      • msolomon2 says:

        corporates are ALL -pure- EVIL!

      • waverly says:

        Yikes, now that’s scary

        • Darth says:

          It is, but it’s a boring story so nobody pays attention. Meanwhile when (if) Walmart/Exxon/ect. Inc corners the pay systems market, people will be scratching their heads wondering how that happened. Walmart actually tried to get into banking too, but Goldman Sachs was having none of that shit.

  20. Caller no. 8 says:

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    Hello Peeps, what’s happening?

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