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There's a line in Arrested Development where Johnny Bark says to Lindsay LNN +0.00% Bluth, “You don't really get nature, do you?” I feel like you could say the same thing to Zack Snyder, only replace the word “nature” with “Superman.” He just doesn't …
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Mother of teen shot by police, protestors demand justice at Trenton rally

Mother of teen shot by police, protestors demand justice at Trenton rally
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South America

Have you decised to come to South America for your vacation? It is a good idea because South America can make you sastify with a fast paced trip full of great adventure, or a more leisurely trip of exploration. Surely, you can enjoy full of diverse landscapes, culture, voices and history, brimming with adventure there.


The seasons in South America tend to be similar to New Zealand, though some areas are more tropical, and others a little wintrier. There are full blown rainforest areas, such as the Amazon where the humidity is high enough to make you feel like it is raining night and day, and then in other parts of the continent there are dry and barren deserts such as the Atacama Desert. It truly is a landmass filled of extremes.


If you are trying to find the best time of the year to travel, it really does depend on exactly where you plan to go. Some of the countries have distinct rainy seasons, such as Ecuador, and it is best to avoid the full flood of this if possible. It’s a good idea to talk with a specialist when booking your cheap airfare to South America to find the best time of the year to see the sights you most want to see.


It’s a good idea to also check what sort of vaccinations you’ll need while travelling to South America. This can vary a little from season to season, depending on whether any outbreaks of some diseases have been recorded. However, it’s important to have anti malaria treatment at the very least.


Another good idea is to carry some bottled water (bought locally) with you as you travel this area, and eat foods such as fruit and vegetables that contain a lot of water in only places you think feel clean and are better known. Basic fare at many places is salad, chips and meat, though there are of course amazing local eateries cooking all manner of traditional food that is great to try. The main meal of the day in South America tends to be lunch, and dinner is often not until late in the evening, with many of the countries adopting a siesta type break in the afternoon.


This a collection of countries perfect for those who love to see the rich beauty of rainforests and ancient civilisation, people creating modern cities on the bed of old ones, and a mix of vibrant and creative cultures coming together and learning to live alongside of each other. A pretty good return for a cheap airfare to South America!


South America Journeys are South America Travel Specialists offering a range of eco travel (including incredible Amazon adventures) and overland tours and packages for your holiday to Latin America. Our web site allows you to book package tours, hotels and GAP Adventure Tours, and we can assist you in arranging the most economical airfares to South America, including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay,Colombia and Venezuela.

A major feature is the personalized service and recommendations based on our many years experience in traveling first hand in South America. We have experienced all styles of travel from backpacking & trekking to deluxe cruises and exquisite lodges & hotels. On each visit to the continent, we research and assess hotels, lodges, transport, services & guides.

We are a fully bonded Travel Operator with Contractors Bonding Ltd.Contractors Bonding Limited is an experienced specialist bond and surety company with a long involvement in the writing of travel bonds, particulary as an underwriter of IATA bonds in numerous countries.

Man Doomed to Hell in Every Major Religion Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for the Trip

On the popular crowdfunding page, gofundme, Justin Colella states:

“Ok so I’m launching this because I’ve been told by thousands of people over the course of my life that if I don’t watch my step, I’m going to “Hell”. Like the majority of humanity, I grew up indoctrinated by the church through tradition and before I had reached an age of sufficient reason.

So I thought I’d go through a quick list of what I’m going to this literal “Hell” for and just to make sure, I’m going to let you guys watch as I partake in several of these mortal sins right here and now…

And since I’m presumably going to burn for all of eternity in a literal lake of fire, I think it’s only fair that I get to live by the beach or have some extra fun for however many years I have left on Earth!

This may seem like a joke but it’s important to keep in mind that 3.8 billion people on the planet belong to one of the 3 Abrahamic religions of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism and thus believe in a literal hell/lake of fire where I presumably will go and burn forever and ever for all of eternity.”

In the video Justin breaks dozens of biblical laws including eating shellfish via shrimp and crab, pork via bacon, sausage, and salami, drinking alcohol, blasphemy, lying and deceit, sedition, heresy, and a plethora of other mortal sins.

In a statement Mr. Colella says that he wanted to meet the greatest minds of our time, and according to the largest religions in the world, they all currently reside in “Hell.”

The thinkers and philosophers Mr. Colella mentions in the video are ones such as:


“Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.”

Thomas Jefferson:

“The Christian god can easily be pictured as virtually the same god as the many ancient gods of past civilizations. The Christian god is a three headed monster; cruel, vengeful and capricious. If one wishes to know more of this raging, three headed beast-like god, one only needs to look at the caliber of people who say they serve him. They are always of two classes: fools and hypocrites.”

Mark Twain:

“It ain’t those parts of the Bible that I can’t understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand.”

John Adams:

“This would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were no religion in it.”

Benjamin Franklin:

“Lighthouses are more helpful than churches.”

Francis Bacon:

“At all times the philosophy met tiresome and oppressive enemy, namely superstition and blind, excessive religious fervor.”

George Carlin:

“Tell people there’s an invisible man in the sky who created the universe, and the vast majority will believe you. Tell them the paint is wet and they have to touch it to be sure.”

Galileo Galilei:

“I do not feel obliged to believe that same God who endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect had intended for us to forgo their use.”

Thomas Paine:

“Whenever we read the obscene stories, the voluptuous debaucheries, the cruel and tortuous executions, the unrelenting vindictiveness with which more than half the Bible is filled, it would be more consistent that we call it the word of a demon than the word of God. It is a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalize mankind; and, for my part, I sincerely detest it, as I detest everything that is cruel.”


“Strange times are these in which we live when old and young are taught falsehoods in school. And the person that dares to tell the truth is called at once a lunatic and fool.”


“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”

Hypatia of Alexandria:

“All formal dogmatic religions are fallacious and must never be accepted by self-respecting persons as final.”

In the video Mr. Colella states:

“If this crowdfunding campaign doesn’t raise one single dollar, and all we do is make a few people out there think, it’s a massive victory. In the words of Socrates, ‘I cannot teach anyone anything, I can only make them think.’ So if that’s all this does, if this doesn’t raise one penny and nobody donates, but this gets out there and this message gets out and even one person thinks for a second about this fear based control system and thinks about how we can really unite humanity, and how we can really be one family on this planet and we can really unite everybody, because these things have done nothing but divide. We’ve tried it that way, ok, and we could try it a new way and we could just eliminate fear. If it does nothing more than that then this was a massive victory.”

As far as his personal spiritual beliefs, Mr. Colella says they can be best exemplified by the Thomas Paine quote:

“The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.”

About Justin Colella:

Justin Colella is an American entrepreneur, philosopher, social activist, producer, and philanthropist. He started his first company at the age of 19 and has been self-employed ever since. He is currently President at Commission Enterprises, Inc. and other sales and marketing corporations that engage in guerrilla marketing for Fortune 50 and Fortune 500 clients. Mr. Colella is also Founder and Chairman of the 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Human Rights Organization, Hustle For Humanity. He is a Licensed Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, a Doctorate level Clinical Hypnotherapist, and an elected member of the American Psychological Association (APA). He currently resides in Southern California and is a competitive athlete in Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts and CrossFit. Justin Colella is currently working on a documentary film project set to be released in 2016 that promises to challenge the existing global political, psychological, and economic paradigm.

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The American Way of War by Eugene Jarecki – Political Science – US Government

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For fans just waiting to see Janet Jackson hit the stage again, 2015 is going to be a great year. The legendary performer announced earlier this year that she would be releasing new music and would be hitting the road again for a brand new tour. The 49-year-old performer hasn’t released a new album since 2008 and her tour will be the first time she hit the road in four years. Her trek around the world is being called the “Unbreakable World Tour” and the North American portion of the tour will kick off at the Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on August 31 and will conclude on November 12 at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center Arena in Honolulu, HI.

Janet Jackson “Unbreakable World Tour” Dates:

August 31, 2015 Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC

September 2, 2015 Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, AB

September 4, 2015 Rexall Place Edmonton, AB

September 5, 2015 Revolution Place Grande Prairie, AB

September 7, 2015 SaskTel Centre Saskatoon, SK

September 8, 2015 MTS Centre Winnipeg, MB

September 11, 2015 Van Andel Arena Grand Rapids, MI

September 12, 2015 PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center Cincinnati, OH

September 15, 2015 Air Canada Centre Toronto

September 17, 2015 Walnut Creek Amphitheatre Raleigh, NC

September 18, 2015 PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte, NC

September 20, 2015 American Airlines Arena Miami

September 23, 2015 Amway Arena Orlando

September 24, 2015 Amalie Arena Tampa, FL

September 26, 2015 Chastain Park Amphitheatre Atlanta, GA

September 27, 2015 Ascend Amphitheater Nashville

September 29, 2015 Fedex Forum Memphis, TN

September 30, 2015 Smoothie King Center New Orleans, LA

October 9, 2015 Axis @ Planet Hollywood Las Vegas

October 10, 2015 Axis @ Planet Hollywood Las Vegas

October 13, 2015 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium San Francisco

October 14, 2015 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium San Francisco

October 16, 2015 The Forum Los Angeles

October 17, 2015 Viejas Arena San Diego

October 19, 2015 Comerica Theatre Phoenix

October 21, 2015 Santa Barbara Bowl Santa Barbara, CA

October 22, 2015 Santa Barbara Bowl Santa Barbara, CA

October 24, 2015 Energy Solutions Arena Salt Lake City, UT

October 25, 2015 Pepsi Center Denver, CO

October 27, 2015 Sprint Center Kansas City, MO

October 29, 2015 Chaifetz Arena St. Louis, MO

October 30, 2015 CenturyLink Center Omaha, NE

November 1, 2015 Target Center Minneapolis

November 3, 2015 Chicago Theatre Chicago

November 4, 2015 Chicago Theatre Chicago

November 12, 2015 Neal S. Blaisdell Center Arena Honolulu, HI

Jackson has had one of the greatest careers of any female musician in the history of American music. She has released 10 studio albums and 3 compilation albums in her career that have netted more than 140 million record sales worldwide. In her career, 10 of her singles have reached the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 singles charts and is the only artist to ever release seven singles that reached the top five hits, which is an achievement she completed on her album, Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814.

That album is one of her most popular releases with more than 20 million records sold worldwide and more than six million certified sales by the Recording Industry Association of America. That album came out in 1989 and she followed it up with another album that eclipsed more than 20 million sales worldwide, janet., which also reached more than six million sales in the United States. Part of why Jackson has been so successful is her ability to put out massive hit after massive hit. Among the singles that her fans will want to hear live on this tour include “Miss You Much,” “That’s the Way Love Goes,” “Runaway,” “Together Again,” “I Want You,” and many more.

In between stops in Vancouver and Honolulu, Jackson will also visit many other popular venues across the United States and Canada including the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, PNC Music Pavilion in Raleigh, NC, FedEx Forum in Memphis, TN, Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA, Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, AZ, Pepsi Center in Denver, CO, Target Center in Minneapolis, MN, and the Axis @ Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, NV.

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How to Fight Against Citizens United Without a Constitutional Amendment

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We are approaching the three year anniversary of the Supreme Court's January 2010 decision, Citizens United. Recall that Citizens United allows unlimited spending on political campaigns by outside groups, including corporations.

Despite two federal elections and 1,000 or so days passing since Citizens United was decided, the coalition determined to roll back the Court's decision has thus far failed to stop corporate spending from poisoning our democracy.

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This is a great solution to the question of how to take on Citizen's United

It’s simple, we kick the money out of politics

My thoughts are to make all elections from dog catcher to president 100% publicly funded, and when you burn through your war chest IT’S GONE! And you’re not going to get anymore. Equal funding. Equal time. Equal voice.

Wal-Mart Black Friday and Protests

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Wal-Mart sent out a press release.

They say they had more than 10,000,000 transactions between 8PM and midnight yesterday.

Bill Simon CEO also tries to down play protest.

For more on these and other stories check bowlersdesk.com

And as always please feel free to post, re-post, and share.


I think is a testament to the cause of the workers that all the Wal-Mart brass can do is play down the size but cant refute the workers claims

Local police disperse, arrest Black Friday protesters on behalf of Walmart

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The treatment of peaceful protesters compared to the unruly and sometimes violent crowds of stampeding Black Friday shoppers couldn't be more different. While the former is ostracized and forcibly removed by police, the latter is encouraged to come out for a competitive brawl over marked off goods. Nowhere is this contrast more clearly defined than in the police treatment of Walmart protesters over the last 24 hours.

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Thank you much for writing about this.

Black Friday, Black Heart

These are human beings goddamnit, their lives have value!

I’m most likely preaching to the choir and hope the my voice can add to the thousands literally starving for change here in the first world of the United States, and push the issue of labor rights just a bit further. Lets take a look at today’s Huffington Post Black Friday reports. Seriously go take a look I’ll wait… … … … So are you mad or disgusted yet? I hope so. There is a time for anger, righteous anger. That time is now.

Personally I have seen both sides. I worked those way before pre-dawn hours at a big box store for many years. And been a witness to appalling customer behavior, intentional stock shortages and staff pushed beyond levels of decency by management. It would easy to point the blame at retailers like Wal-Mart and say. “You’re an evil corporation that is ruining people’s lives and depriving your employees of a decent standard of living.” And why this is generally true. It’s much harder to stand in front of that dressing room mirror and say “My unconscious consumption is ruining people’s lives and depriving people around the world including Americans a decent standard of living.”

If Americans were more conscious about where and how their money was spent the tide of violence and aggression that has become the day after Thanksgiving could then and only then be stemmed. Private corporations are more democratic than we give them credit for. Your wallet casts a vote every time you exchange currency for goods and the cash register is the ballot box. Every time you purchase a product from a retailer or manufacturer that mistreats its employees you are showing your explicit approval of that companies practices and give them the incentive and capital to not only continue but to expand their immoral practices.

I know its hard not to do this. Most of us work shit jobs that pay shit wages so in return the only places we can shop are places that treat people like shit. It’s a circle that is quickly destroying our nations middle class. I don’t have all the answers on how to break this cycle but I know where we can start. Buy less things for a start. By doing this you can save money. So when it is time to make that purchase of something you need you can spend the extra money to buy something of quality and if possible buy something made in America. We didnt get to this sorry state overnight so it’s going to take time to get us out of it. The only ones with the power to fix this is us, the consumer. The American worker and our very way of life is depending on us.

Look, I’m no hermit. To quote the Dennis Leary song Asshole “I like football and porno and books about war” I like fatty foods and I don’t drive a hybrid and I don’t buy organic. Everyone has their cross to bear. Mine is video games. It’s hard for me to not pull the trigger on the newest murder simulator released every other week. But I have gotten to the point that before I buy that new game I’ll take a look at my shelf and on my computer hard drive and see all the games that have that have gone unfinished and come to the realization that whatever new virtual world that a company is pushing on me at the time is not going to enhance my experience in my actual physical reality. I imagine it’s like kicking an addiction. I still have the trigger to buy new games but I don’t follow through. Your burden might be shoes, clothes or electronics. But make no mistake by consuming these cheap poorly made goods you are consuming the very heart and soul of America.

Before you buy slow down. Think, “Do I need this?” and “what is the real cost of this item in human capital. Am I contributing to suffering or contributing to a living for another human being or a fellow American?”If you do what you know is right with your hard-earned dollars then you will change your life and others for the better.

The Church of Stop Shopping

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"Reverend Billy" wants you to stop shopping. Especially today. Your buying products that have been shipped from sweat shops in Asia caused Hurricane Sandy. Why do you continue to hurt the earth?

The Church Of Stop Shopping believes we are the problem, and that the 99% is somehow related to their overall message. Maybe it's just an attention getter.

Billy even has a choir:

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I re-blogged this because I really like this blog. But this post is a prime example of how you can hear the sermon but miss the teaching completely. Push past the surface not only on a word press blog but with people in general find out who people are and why they think and act the way they do and they might shock you. Like Rev Billy.

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