September 25th, 2016

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The Double Paradox, confounding itself.

If  you look closely
                       you will not find a thing.
                                     Existence is an illusion;
                                       emptiness is real.
                                                                     Yet existence and emptiness

                                            -- Jos Stabbert.

This is bobby33's latest posting at daily_tao. More than other religions, Taoism gets the paradoxical nature of nature, of paradox. Many years ago, I came up with a concept which I have since found to run through allness - a silly concept which one friend disgarded as mere semantics. Well, who came up with the whole religion thing anyway, the people of the Word, of the Book - the Semantics, right? So...

My concept is called, "The Double Paradox." It can look at an entity within a universe, regarding them as entity A and entity B, (as an example).  (Or, it could be the example of existence vis-a-vis emptiness, as above).

A and B exist in relationship. Yet A does not exist. Only B exists. Yet B does not exist. Only A exists. In fact, neither one of them exist. If they are the same, then they are all, and all has nothing, no time, within which to exist, so neither exist.

As I've always said, if God is so great, then he contains - he can tolerate - his own non-existence. The only difference I have with the Taoist truth above is that it falls short of saying that neither exists, yet that both exist together - as one - and so none.

These things have been born out by quantum theory and experimentation.  It gets us to the paradox of entangled communication faster than light.  One day, it might be the basis of a new theory of physics.  A big toe.
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What's in your blood?

We all know that tea - especially green tea - is a great food for health.  Green tea has been found to fight cancer.  (healthy_planet). But, what about the quality of your tea - could it be defeating the purpose, by containing lots of pesticides?! Probably!

Is Your Tea Full of Pesticides? - Here is a list of organic brands to consider

91 percent of Celestial Seasonings' 'all natural' teas found to have dangerous levels of pesticides

That's not so encouraging, considering that bee populations, e.g., are collapsing due to pesticides. I hate to tell you this, but spices often have a lot of pesticides as well. (That's partly a consequence of our accepting "free trade" deals like NAFTA... and TPP). However, you do what you can. Hopefully, doing a variety of healthy foods will help to counter-act the profusion of toxic chemicals... At least until the badly-needed food safety revolution. So - here are two spices, (etc.), which are good for your health - especially good at fighting cancer:

Just a teaspoon a day of turmeric can help fight cancer, depression and allergies

Why ginger is an effective cancer fighter

How scientists discovered the benefits of vitamin D, and why getting enough of it can save your life

After FDA found weedkiller in nearly 100% of honey products, it kept the information secret and refused to warn the public

Autism symptoms detected in vaccinated baby monkeys

Corbyn: "I'm anti-sugar!"
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The Flowertown Massacre

Yesterday, (Friday), while I was out front with the dog, a giant bumble bee stumbled around, low in the grass.  Something was killing it.  And, this was a sign to me, because everything is connected.  Because, today, came this news story: A bumble bee species is recommended to go onto the Endangered Species list. -

Wake Up Call — Bumble Bee Just Proposed for U.S. Endangered Species Status

As you know, humble honey bees, and others, have also been in decline - in fact, a collapse. You know of, "colony collapse disorder." The bees become intoxicated and disoriented, and cannot find their way back to their hive, so they suffer, starve, and/or dehydrate, and die. This species collapse is concurrent with a tragic illness hitting bats, showing a white mold on their noses, causing a comparable disorientation.

‘Have we lost our mind,’ one beekeeper wrote, ‘spraying poison from the sky?’ Photograph: Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP

If all the actors in Hollywood started dying, there would be a big to-do, yes? If all the politicians started dying in WDC, you can bet there would be action. But, what about all the bees? What about the bats? Bees are essential to the successful growth of a huge proportion of our our food. Bats are efficient "insecticides" - and could even be used to fight Zika. They also provide deeply rich fertilizer. And what about the butterflies? Or the Star-fish? Or the Sea Turtles? Or the Great Apes?

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This is our Flowertown Massacre.    This is the SIXTH EXTINCTION.