Fire the Flu Shot

It’s flu season again and grocery stores, drug stores and shopping malls are looking to Big Pharma to give their bottom line a shot in the arm. Everywhere you go, you see shameless shills begging you to spend your hard-earned cash on something that is virtually useless: the flu shot.

Yes, something flu-vaccine doubters have been shouting for years has finally been noticed by mainstream researchers. In a study of 5,700 research articles by University of Minnesota scientists, it was discovered that the flu vaccine prevents disease in fewer than 60 percent of those vaccinated. Yet those who take it are still subject to the many side effects.

Take a closer look at that statistic: Sixty percent…

entered on 10/29/11 at 04:45 PM | read more »


Cosmic Forecast, Oct. 27-Nov. 2

AUM… Happy Scorpio New Moon. Scorpio rules the golden dragon of death. More beings leave this 3rd-dimensional reality (that we share) during Scorpio than at any other sign/time. Acceptance is the first step. Then, you/we are ready for the joys of love and sex and their offspring, regeneration, BIG MONEY opportunities, intrigue, enchantment, mystery and magique! Peace and love shall conquer all — even “death,” for in truth, there are no mistakes. Everything happens as it’s meant. That’s how we give our lives meaning. If this should prove to be my last epistle, I love you all without end. AUM…
  —MOJOPOPlanetPower.com

h SCORPIO (10.23-11.22)  It’s your world. The Sun, the Moon, Mercury (mentality) and Venus…

entered on 10/27/11 at 04:34 AM | read more »


Pass and a Prayer

The odds against such a finish are considerable. They favored overtime.

The play began with 4 seconds remaining, the score tied at 31 and the line of scrimmage the Wisconsin 44-yard line. Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins threw a Hail Mary pass that was deflected out of the end zone and into the hands of the Spartans’ Keith Nichol near the goal line.

Nichol pushed forward as Wisconsin defenders pushed back. The officials ruled in favor of the Wisconsin defenders. But a video review determined otherwise: Michigan State 37, Wisconsin 31.

“I knew it immediately,” said Brandon Kinnie. “I was like, ‘Yeah, he’s across.’ ”

“Absolutely, I thought he was in the end zone before…

entered on 10/25/11 at 04:58 PM | read more »


Before It’s News

Every published pundit revels in a scoop. We all love to boast: “You read it here, first.” Fact is, that’s hardly ever true. Sure, there have been plenty of times when this column featured issues and insights years in advance of the mainstream media. But it’s also true that there is nothing new about New Age.

The modern era of New Age could arguably date its renaissance to the decade following the tumultuous 1960s. After an explosion of psychedelics-fueled introspection and inner revelations, (and the realization that all the protests, chanting and activism wasn’t really changing the world like we thought it would,) the youth culture turned to some serious navel-gazing. Some of it was good; some a…

entered on 10/22/11 at 01:32 AM | read more »


Cosmic Forecast, Oct. 20-Oct. 26

Here comes the love. Who you gonna winter with? Who is it you just have to “kith”? (Anything for a rhyme, anytime!) It’s my job to define what’s on everybody’s mind. Let’s read on and see what we can find… You’ve got to learn to love yourself before you can honestly accept another (lover). Ahhh… Excuse me. Could you hand me that magazine — when you’re done? One more week of fun… From Michael P., your servant of the Sun. There are no mistakes. Peace and love shall conquer all.
  —MOJOPOPlanetPower.com

g LIBRA (9.23-10.22)  Last little ray of Libra. You are inextricably intertwined on the cusp with Scorpio. (Was it good for you?) Mercury and…

entered on 10/20/11 at 05:29 AM | read more »


Lights Out

Sometimes advocating alternatives requires pointing out the pitfalls of convention. In January of 2012, coerced by federal dictum, the light bulb industry will begin phasing out the incandescent bulb, a beacon of brilliance for nearly 150 years. This dictum promotes the conventional assumption that the fluorescent bulb as a light source is more attractive from an environmental and energy saving point of view. That isn’t the case.

Bush’s Legacy There is much with which to malign former president G.W. Bush and that includes the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. Like the Patriot Act, the title of the law makes it sound like a really good idea. But also like the Patriot Act, it will turn out…

entered on 10/17/11 at 06:31 PM | read more »


Cosmic Forecast, Oct. 13-Oct. 19

Thank you, Wakan Tanka, the Amerindian spirit of the plains, for such beautiful weather during this marvelous Indian summer of 2011. See what a set of unified good vibes can accomplish as we surf with/amidst the waves of nature, together. When you run out of things to do, you/we can always study Mother Nature. Eventually, we all will. Peace and love to the departed…
  —MOJOPOPlanetPower.com

g LIBRA (9.23-10.22)  Ka boom! Venus just entered Scorpio and now here comes Mercury, in a game of tag which lasts ’til Thanksgiving, when Mercury retrogrades to give you a set to regret ’til a week before Christmas. It’s seXXXy, it’s fun, and you won’t wake (up) ’til it’s done!…

entered on 10/13/11 at 07:19 AM | read more »


Page 40 of 63 pages ‹ First  < 38 39 40 41 42 >  Last ›


Assumptions

Bo Pelini behaved as if he had coached his last game at Nebraska, based on his sideline and post-game decorum, or lack thereof. That was the...

more »


Attention to detail

If not for Sam Burtch, the most dramatic play of this Nebraska football season might never have happened.

If not for Burtch, Ron Kellogg III...

more »


Sack leader

As David Santos remembers it, Connor Cook was rolling out and he was pursuing the Michigan State quarterback when Nebraska teammate Randy Gregory...

more »



Planet Power: Nov. 21 - 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving. Let’s be nice to each other and cultivate warm thoughts. You are what you think…
—MOJOPOPlanetPower.com

i SAGITTARIUS...

more »


Planet Power: Nov. 14 - 20, 2013

This issue marks my 17th year here at The “READER.” Thanks to John, Eric, my beloved Carrie, et al., for all your help, encouragement and...

more »


Planet Power: November 7 - 13, 2013

The new Aquarian-Age astrology is/will be ruled by the planet Uranus (yeah, I’ve heard that joke before). Traditional astrology, prior to the...

more »


Planet Power: Oct. 31 - Nov. 6, 2013

Happy Halloween! Let your subconscious desires flow as the twilight fades into the black of the night of the year. Don’t fear the night. You have...

more »



Skin Deep

Our skin is the largest organ of our body. Skin contains, protects and functions on the outside and inside. That’s right. Technically, skin doesn’t...

more »


Chakras: Wheels on Fire

The name Albert Einstein remains one of the most recognizable in all of history. Charles Webster “C.W.” Leadbeater, not so much. Both men made names...

more »


Our Deadliest Addiction: Convenience

You know you’re addicted to something when you forsake logic and quality of life in order to acquire what you think you can’t live without. A crack,...

more »


News You Can Use: June 2014

Time for another installment of the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. In case you missed it, here’s the important stuff. See extended links at...

more »