I simply wanted to share this graphic below. It shows you the ten main corporations that own all the brands and thus have all the power when it comes to lobbying governments and controlling the people.
I find it very interesting, but what’s more amazing is that I studied this image for sometime and can positively say that I do not buy any of the brands on this list! I was shocked, but also very happy that I do not support any of these companies.
So these companies are responsible for Black Friday, they promote their sales and cause injuries and even deaths.
An interesting website has been set up that shows the number of deaths and injuries here at blackfridaydeathcount.com. It is kind of awesome, kind of depressing. But take a look anyway. Perhaps it will encourage you to stop supporting Black Friday. Whether you are a consumer or a company selling things, you need to stop supporting this mayhem!
If you want to feel sick and to understand how ridiculous this has become, then feel free to watch the montage below of some of the most depressing scenes from black Friday.
Are you caught up in the black friday nonsense? What do you think it would take to change this rather disgusting madness / desire for cheap goods, possibly made by children in inhumane conditions? Society really needs to re-examine their priorities. The moment we start putting material things above self care and care of others, we are running into a huge problem!
Being ‘fashionable’ has a price and it’s not just the monetary price that you see on the overpriced label. The seedy underbelly of fashion is destroying our planet by employing unsustainable practices. Greenpeace has recently launched an excellent campaign to highlight this to the masses.
So many people just don’t care though and the unseen destruction is something many are happy to turn a blind eye to over their selfish needs to be pretty or be seen in this years top brand!
Hopefully, you want to make a difference in this world for positive change, if that’s true, then you can start by watching this video and taking action on Greenpeace.org/detox
Tune in to DeRadio.ca on Wednesday October 9th to hear a live internet radio broadcast from myself. I will be featuring some of my favourite dep house tunes I’ve been enjoying recently and over the last few years!
You can join in with a Live Chat during the show too.
If you are unable to join in live you can book mark this page and return to it sometime after the show to listen to the recording that you will see somewhere below when it’s uploaded!
In an obscene development, a Monsanto executive is winning this year’s “Nobel Prize of agriculture” — the prestigious World Food Prize — for creating GMOs.Receiving it legitimizes the sort of rampant genetic modification Monsanto pioneered, and helps validate a ruthless business model that impoverishes farmers and monopolizes our food.
If that wasn’t baffling enough, the founder of Syngenta, the same biotech giant joining Bayer in suing Europe to keep selling bee-killing pesticides, will also win the prize – and with it, a share of the $250,000 prize money. We cannot allow this prize to legitimize frankenfoods and bee killers. The ceremony is in less than two weeks, so we need to act now.
If you feel this should not be the case, please go to Sum of Us and sign their petition – don’t forget to spread the word afterwards too!
I’ve never really counted my friends before, but facebook and twitter shows us right there on the screen. Yes, yes, I know that number isn’t really our number of friends, but that number being there kind of makes you think!? Before social media existed, I never used to keep a tally of how many people I interacted with on a daily basis, or write down on a notepad how many new friends I made today. It just didn’t matter. Now however, so many people are fixated on how many friends they have or how many people ‘like’ something they have done or said. It’s a constant craving for recognition and it’s tangible. The question is, is social media making us lonely?
Innovation of Loneliness
Following on from my previous post on how to leave facebook, my friend sent me a video (via email – which was nice) which highlighted the exact same points my article addressed. It quite nicely illustrates how social media is making us lonely.
The video explains that by driving us all online and by spreading our attention between 400 plus friends or so, our quality of relationships is dwindling. The standard human is unable to deeply know more than 150 people, thus creating weaker relationships and therefore creating loneliness.
Anyway – watch the video – it’s an excellent piece that may encourage you to foster more tangible and physical relationships with your REAL friends!
What does this video bring up for you? Does it resonate with you? Let me know in the comments.
Yes, I killed my facebook. This Facebook RIP article will explain why and how I have made the transition away from Facebook. Yesterday I downloaded my facebook history! It’s kinda scary, it shows you everything you uploaded and said from the moment you logged in. I can read every post I ever made and every post my ‘friends’ posted on my wall. I can see all my pictures and I should be able to see all messages, but there appears to be an issue with that at the moment. Continue reading →
A blue moon is around the corner, is this something we should be aware of and if so why?
Living away from the city, away from distractions and closer to nature, has put me back in touch with something deeper. Tofino (where I live) has a real energy to it. It’s raw, it’s where ocean meets rainforest, where humanity meets nature. This connection is not just a connection to nature, but a connection to the cosmos and therefore to the cosmic-ness within our very being. We are all made of stars, right?!
In the last week I have had the urge to hide away, initially it felt anti-social, but on further inspection, it’s simply a way to re-charge. If you are more connected with the cosmos, then the various planetary cycles are more prominent to you and as such, it’s affects can be noticed. As the moon moves towards full, it affects certain people in certain ways and some more than others. Women that are fully in-tune with the moon, can also enter their cycle at the same time. We all know that the moon controls the tides, so why wouldn’t it control our patterns too.
Many of us are oblivious to natures ways, except maybe moaning when it rains, or when it’s too hot. We are often blinkered from the bigger picture by bright lights and stories of fashion. If you are noticing your emotions more or a change in your behaviour, think about connecting with the cosmos to look deeper, the answer may often be there.
I have been a reader of the Mystic Mamma pages now for a few months and I often resonate with the words. Please take time to read their articles, I am sure you will love them. This week I direct you to their Blue Moon article.
Let me know in the comments below if you feel connected with the movements in the cosmos and if you have been affected by the planetary movements – I’d love to know.
I was recently pointed towards an amazing article on the Huff Post. The contents of which are truly inspiring and resonate with me on so many levels. I encourage you to read the full article. Not only does it teach us to slow down, but it also allows us to see the amazing lessons we can learn from children.
Since reading the article, I have noticed many parents saying to their children, ‘Come on, hurry up, let’s go!” and other words similar. We are all encouraged to ‘Get a move on‘, or to ‘Stop Daydreaming‘, but in doing this are we taking away the true essence of being alive and enjoying our experiences?
I briefly touched on the subject with someone the other day, without even saying anything the person in question said, “We don’t have long on this Earth and so we must get things done quickly to fit it all in.” This could be one way of looking at it, but I feel that enjoying the process of life, is more fulfilling than rushing around from one thing to the next.
Just wanted to make a sticky post that explains the upcoming changes to the site.
I am planning on integrating my life more into this website and hoping to move away from Facebook and Twitter in the coming weeks / months. I am contemplating changing the taketochange site and re-locate it to alchurchill.com and change the design somewhat. I think I will make certain areas a member only area for friends and family where I will include more personal items, that one would maybe usually post on Facebook.
I feel that I would rather be in control of what is shared online and I also want to host it all myself rather than rely on some 3rd party social media type website. For this reason, I am likely to be adding a feature where I will need to collect your email addresses so I can keep in touch with all my friends.
All or some of this may or may not happen, I just wanted to put it out there so you are all aware of the potential upcoming changes to the site.