BIDEN: GOP BOOING OF GAY SOLDIER IS ‘REPREHENSIBLE’ | During an appearance on The View today, Vice President Joe Biden expressed his disappointment in the crowd at a recent Republican debate in Florida for booing a gay servicemember. “Look, this kid risked his life, this kid was there for a year — and I quite frankly, I thought it was reprehensible,” he said. Biden, whose son is an Army captain, also said, “I know my son and all the kids with him…I don’t think they give a damn whether the guy firing the rifle to protect them is gay or straight.”
"Celebrated anti-racism activist Tim Wise, author of Between Barack and a Hard Place: Challenging Racism, Privilege and Denial in the Age of Obama, will appear at Villanova University March 29 to share his insights and wit, and to issue challenging calls to action."
"I swear to submit to the following set of rules drawn up and confirmed by DOGME 95"
Shooting must be done on location. Props and sets must not be brought in (if a particular prop is necessary for the story, a location must be chosen where this prop is to be found)
The sound must never be produced apart from the images or vice versa. (Music must not be used unless it occurs where the scene is being shot).
The camera must be hand-held. Any movement or immobility attainable in the hand is permitted. (The film must not take place where the camera is standing; shooting must take place where the film takes place).
The film must be in color. Special lighting is not acceptable. (If there is too little light for exposure the scene must be cut or a single lamp be attached to the camera).
Optical work and filters are forbidden.
The film must not contain superficial action. (Murders, weapons, etc. must not occur.)
Temporal and geographical alienation are forbidden. (That is to say that the film takes place here and now.)
“Everyone should consider his body as a priceless gift from one whom he loves above all, a marvelous work of art, of indescribable beauty, and mystery beyond human conception, and so delicate that a word, a breath, a look, nay, a thought may injure it.” -Nikola Tesla
I prefer Tesla to Edison so I had to post one of his quotes as well :)
How does one integrate lessons learned from nature in daily life?
This feature documentary is an experiential journey into the mystical practices of Japanese mountain asceticism. In Shugendô (The Way of Acquiring Power), practitioners perform ritual actions from shamanism, Shintô, Daoism, and Tantric Buddhism. They seek experiential truth of the teachings during arduous climbs in sacred mountains. Through the peace and beauty of the natural world, practitioners purify the six roots of perception, revitalize their energy and reconnect with their truest nature all while grasping the fundamental interconnectedness with nature and all sentient beings.
How does one return to the city after an enlightening experience in the mountains?
More poetic than analytical, this film explores how a group of modern Japanese people integrate the myriad ways mountain learning interacts with urban life. With intimate camera work and a sensual sound design the viewer is taken from deep within the Kumano mountains to the floating worlds of Osaka and Tokyo and back again.