Why Downloading The Interview Right Now Is A Bad Idea – CINEMABLEND

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Hollywood ….. you STINK!!

Seriously??? You gave in to to the demands and threats of hackers??  Why?

Is it that Sony is afraid of more ‘not-so-very-correct‘  emails that may be released to the general public? By the way… regarding that …didn’t your momma ever teach you that you should NEVER write ANYTHING in an email that you wouldn’t mind seeing on the very first page of the New York Times or Wall Street Journal ???

My issue with what’s going on is this… First, I ENJOY watching Seth Rogen and James Franco on screen – they are entertaining! Second, I’m not sure why we are acquiescing to someone else’s demands… since when does America do that???  Really? Are we really  just going to pull the movie from being released and then walk away with our tails between our legs saying “Mea Culpa”?? Um, NOPE. Sorry.  Not me. I want to see this movie, was looking forward to it, and I think it’s ridiculous that they are preventing the theatrical release! Lastly, we live in a country that values FREEDOM. In fact, the very FIRST Amendment in the The Bill of Rights (written by our wonderful James Madison) states the following:

Amendment 1

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

Now, Congress didn’t pull ‘The Interview’ from being released, but at this point, I’m starting to feel a need to petition the government! I mean seriously, if they do this now…. What’s next to be banned???

What do you think? Are you with me?

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Pale Blue Dot

martinisandbonbons:

I reblogged this post – asides from the misspelling of Carl Sagan’s name – it was terrific. Hope you enjoy. Here is also a Wikipedia link for your reference.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pale_Blue_Dot

Originally posted on cognitive reflection:

My absolute favourite non-movie quote / picture. When I first read those words by Carl Sagen I found it quite humbling. I can stare at that picture for ages and always be amazed that that is here, that is us.

The Pale Blue Dot

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“Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar,” every “supreme leader,” every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there-on a…

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Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

 Stop. Pause. Think.

The day-to-day for many, if not for most of us – is typically filled with what we experience as moments of: “RUSH, stress, frustration, no-time, confusionoverwhelmed“.

During such moments, it is extremely hard to feel any sense of gratefulness, let alone give thanks or demonstrate any expression of appreciation.

Most of my days are such a whirlwind, that in a typical 24-hour day I probably spend more time venting, pushing, planning, absorbing, strategizing, and working, that I end up feeling anxious and exhausted. At that point, the mysterious, angelic precursor to gratefulness that we call “patience” is pretty much nil.  Actually, not unlike a stick of dynamite at the end of a fuse just lit by an amped-up animated Roadrunner.

Perhaps you disagree.

 Perhaps that doesn’t describe you, not even in the slightest.

If that’s the case, I’ll be honest, that’s awesome and I’m both happy for you and jealous of you, and so you can skip reading this post as you are obviously way more evolved than myself and the rest of us …   However, I digress.

 I am 99% sure that at no point in my near, (or far), distant future will I be admired for the personal  “virtues” that encompass  “patience”,  “grace”, “acceptance” and/or “quiet reflection of thanks”.  I can also pretty much guarantee that any such virtues I may actually have will unfortunately bear no resemblance to those of  say, Mother Theresa’s.

Nope.

Thus, I’m ashamed to admit..

that my feelings of gratefulness and of thankfulness tend to fall to the wayside.

A LOT.  And on many, MANY, days.

So today – “THANKS-GIVE-ING” DAY …

if you are reading these words and realize your days are eerily similar to mine..

Then, let’s do this together.

STOP. PAUSE. THINK.

Give thanks.

There really is something – somehow, somewhere – to be grateful for.                              Even if you have to start small.  Very small.

For example, I’m grateful that I get to say the word “cornucopia” on Thanksgiving without having anyone look at me like I’ve officially lost my mind. It’s a fun word. I LIKE that word. It’s great that we have it.    COR-N-U-CO-PPPP-IIIIIA .  Try saying it out loud.  The letters roll right off the tongue. Such a fun, yet under-used word!

 See how easy it is to be grateful?

Start small.

Make a daily list.

and

by Thanksgiving 2015 – let’s see how much our lives have improved

(if anything, at least we will FEEL like they have improved!)

Enjoy tomorrow, have a wonderful Thanksgiving day!

(and thank YOU for reading!!)

Cornucopia. Cornucopia :) 

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Careful! Mercury Retrograde Time!

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Here it comes…. Mercury retrograde! I didn’t know this existed for the longest time – and now that I’m aware of it, I’m a firm believer! The short version: Over the next few weeks,  if you have (more than usual!) issues with electronics, trouble with your commute, more squabbles with your family, and increased misunderstandings at work – you can blame it on Mercury.  Good luck everybody!   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/larry-schwimmer/mercury-retrograde-oct-4-_b_5927044.html