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Aporia Politico: Can meditation help the stupidity of politics? For my coke, I sure hope so!


Honestly…

It makes no sense how–forget intrusive–stupid the government has become lately.

Take soda bans:

(NaturalNews) As the Health Ranger, I’m on the record strongly opposing soda consumption. Years ago, I wrote the popular self-help guide, “The Five Soft Drink Monsters,” which helps soda addicts get off sodas and transition to healthier drinks like tea or water (http://programs.webseed.com/The_Five_Soft_Drink_Monsters__TV.htm). Yet even I think the sudden wave of interest in nanny-state cities like New York and Cambridge wanting to ban soda sales is pure insanity.

For starters, I’m trying to wrap my head around the idea that states are increasingly decriminalizing marijuana even as they are moving toward criminalizing sodas. Before long, if a New York police officer happens upon a gang banger smoking a joint and drinking a Big Gulp soda, the kid will be arrested for the soda, not the joint!

What this is going to lead to, if we’re not careful, is the Department of Homeland Soda Security(DHSS), with 50,000 new agents roaming the streets, groping your genitals (just like the TSA) in order to see if you might be carrying “illegal soda” in your pants. “Is that a 16 oz. soda in your pants, or are you just happy to see me?” [Read More]

But for these stupid, stupid few…

Worry not, my friends.

There is hope for the stupidity of our politicians just yet!

Well…

Kinda.

[via Discover Magazine] Can you consciously increase your intelligence?

[…]

…mindfulness meditation, may also seem far-fetched on first blush, particularly when the website of a leading investigator prominently displays a photo of the researcher with Goldie Hawn, the comedic actress. Then again, above the Hawn photo is one showing the same researcher, Amishi Jha of the University of Miami, standing with Colonel Walter Piatt, commandant of the U.S. Army Infantry School. Jha recently received a $1.7 million grant from the Department of Defense to study how mindfulness training can improve attention, a key component of intelligence.

Now comes a new study, published online on June 11 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, showing that a form of mindfulness meditation increases both the density of axons connecting neurons, and the myelin sheaths around those axons, within the anterior cingulate, an area of the brain important for attention and self regulation. [Read More]

First?

We have to talk them into meditation as an answer.

Something, after all, HAS to curb the insanity of their sheer stupidity!

I don’t know about you, but at this point…

I’m not holding out much hope.