WEIRDFEST with Superette, Sciborg & the Robopimps, Alien Knife Fight, Chasca
2906 Fruth St.
Austin, TX, 78705
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
WEIRDFEST with Superette, Sciborg & the Robopimps, Alien Knife Fight, Chasca
2906 Fruth St.
Austin, TX, 78705
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
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Texas To Vote On Toll-Free Road Funding Amendment
Lone Star State tackles congestion with a $1 billion annual plan to build and maintain new general purpose roads.
Voters in Texas will decide on November 4 whether they want highway funds to go only to general purpose roads and not to bicycle paths and infrastructure for foreign-owned tolling companies. Texas Secretary of State Nandita Berry announced last week that Proposition 1 had qualified for the ballot.
If approved by voters, the measure would reflect a major reversal from Governor Rick Perry’s push for tolling that included plans for a massive Trans Texas Corridor toll road that stalled after stirring widespread opposition.
The proposition would create a temporary constitutional amendment drawing about $1 billion per year from the state’s “rainy day fund” through 2018 and depositing the cash in the highway fund for the sole use of building and repairing new roads that are free for use by all residents. The rainy day fund currently has $6.2 billion from state oil production tax.
“Revenue transferred to the state highway fund under this subsection may be used only for constructing, maintaining, and acquiring rights-of-way for public roadways other than toll roads,” Proposition 1 states.
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TX BIGFOOT with ROB RIGGS this SATURDAY NIGHT!
Rob Riggs on Bigfoot in Texas
Riggs, veteran journalist of the cryptozoological world of bigfoot research, speaks about the Sasquatch framed within an exploration of “shape-shifting shamans, altered states of consciousness, and mysterious energies.” Sat., July 26, 7pm. Free.
Austin Center for Spiritual Living, 5555 N. Lamar Ste. D-115, Austin
Event Sponsored by Anomaly Archives – Scientific Anomaly Institute
The Bigfoot-UFO Connection, 2014-04-25
Even though sightings of both Bigfoot and UFOs occurring at the same times and places are not uncommonly reported by eyewitnesses, the concurrence of such events is generally dismissed as coincidental, and any possible substantial connection between the two phenomena is not considered a matter of serious inquiry. Rob Riggs and Tom Burnette, co-authors of Bigfoot: Exploring the Myth and Discovering the Truth, discuss the possible connection.
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This is a fundraiser screening of a 35mm print of INFRA-MAN for Stephen Romano.
Stephen is a fixture on the Austin scene. A published novelist and screenwriter, he’s more passionate about his work than any artist I know. He’s also a dear friend and family member to many people around the world. On April 18th, he was walking on North Lamar Blvd. and a truck jumped the curb, hitting him at full force.
His injuries were profound; he has no insurance. He needs our help, friends.
Of course you can give a donation at the screening as well. Please come out and continue to spread the word about Stephen’s fund.
About the Film
A lazerblasting supernatural kung fu robot epic from legendary martial arts purveyors The Shaw Brothers? Wrap your brain in a diaper and tear off your eyelids! The 10,000,000-year-old villainous Princess Dragon Mom awakens and sets forth to enslave the entire human race with her army of day-glo dancing rubber monster buddies!
Fortunately, modern science has just completed construction of the ultimate cyborg defender: INFRA-MAN! All other ultra-powered crimebashers can hereby go home, because this nuclear atrocity is the most wacked-out non-stop hyperspazzblastular live action superhero monster movie the Earth has ever survived!
See our favorite creature- crushing robostar use roundhouse kicks, sonic lightning beams and random inexplicable explosions to defeat ultimate evil! When the plotless no-rules cartoon mayhem of Godfrey Ho collides with the martial arts mastery of Bruce Lee…Ho/Lee shit!!! (Zack)
|Starring||Danny Lee, Terry Liu, and Hsieh Wang|
|Age Policy||18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed|
One of my best friends was recently struck by a Ford F150 truck that jumped the curb, hitting him hard, sending him up and over the vehicle. Every bone but one was broken in his right leg and he is covered with bruises, abrasions, cuts, and road-rash. He’s lucky to be alive. My friend is Stephen P. Romano, a noted science-fiction / horror author who is one of the most creative people I know and one of the biggest inspirations in my life. And now I have even more to be inspired by in his amazing strength moving forward with his recovery from this terrible incident.
But he needs our help and so I hope you will consider donating to his Recovery Fund at
Downtown Austin, as seen from the city’s impoverished east side. Photo by Gina Pina
More than Savannah, Athens, Atlanta, or New Orleans, Austin has earned a reputation as the only salvaged city in the South. That’s the memo delivered to Northern creative types: Skip the stifling humidity of Houston and the oil-money skyscrapers of Dallas, and only drive to San Antonio if you want to watch basketball games—Austin has the bands, the interior Mexican food, the international music and film festival, and it’s bursting at the seams with starry-eyed newcomers hoping to make their way. I was looking forward to all this when I landed at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport four years ago. I was belatedly off to college, and Austin had always seemed pretty cool from afar. The promises were simple: a growing city with a fertile scene. Austin never lied about those, but it became clear after a while that I wasn’t asking the right questions.
One look at the census tracts makes it clear, as does I-35, the grey line splitting the uber-wealthy west side from the impoverished east side. According to the Atlantic, Austin stands as the tenth-most income segregated metro area in the entire country. For all of its desire to be removed from the rest of Texas, Austin is in familiar company here. (Some of the other cities in the top ten are San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas.)
I remember exactly when I first noticed it: my first year in town, wandering around the heart of the city, unwittingly crossing through Red River and Sixth Street. It was an immediate shift. Property value sank, and the sidewalks were now populated entirely with black and brown faces. Casting my gaze back west and seeing all that pallid skin bumbling around in merry debauchery, participating in all those Austin promises, made me feel a little guilty. At that moment it was clear that Austin had some unfortunate secrets, because no matter how liberal or progressive your reputation might be, a history of income segregation will always rear its ugly head.
“The first city plan that Austin leaders came up with was designed to be segregated, but they couldn’t legally write that into effect,” says Andrew Busch, a visiting assistant professor at Miami University who wrote his dissertation on the history of segregation in Austin. “The city was built to be separate but equal under Jim Crow. Parks were built for African Americans, and parks for whites and Latino schools were placed in very specific parts of the city. In 1930 you’d see African Americans scattered all over the city, but ten years later they were all on the east side. Then, in the early 60s, the city built I-35 right through the divided area.”
Dallas, Tex. (CBS HOUSTON) – A group of Texas county commissioners accidentally voted unanimously to approve monetary slavery reparations for African-Americans whose ancestors were enslaved in the U.S.
The Dallas County Commissioners Court declared on Tuesday that African-Americans deserve “monetary and substantial reparations” from the U.S. for 400 years of suffering caused by the enslavement of Africans over the course of the country’s history, The Dallas Morning News reports. Commissioners thought they were honoring an annual holiday when they voted for the “Juneteenth Resolution” – sponsored by the county’s lone black commissioner, John Wiley Price.
“The United States of America is derelict in its promise of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness to the African American people,” Price said. “Be it further resolved that the dereliction that has caused 400 years of significant… suffering to the descendants of those who have been enslaved Africans who built this country, should be satisfied with monetary and substantial reparations to same.”
Immediately after the reading of the resolution, a commissioner seconded the motion and the court passed it unanimously.
The commissioners admitted after the Tuesday meeting that they had not read the document before voting unanimously for its approval, The Dallas Morning News reports. Commissioner Mike Cantrell even managed to have his vote changed to “abstain.”
“The reason why I didn’t abstain this morning is that I had not received a copy of the resolution,” he told the Dallas Morning News.
“I do not support reparations, and I do not support one of the statements he made, which was that the United States was derelict in his promise to African Americans,” Cantrell told the Dallas Observer. “I think Commissioner Price went too far, and I can’t support that.”
“We are the only people who haven’t been compensated,” he told The Dallas Morning News.
However, the resolution is nonbinding, and no tax money will be expended as a result of the county’s accidental approval.
– Benjamin Fearnow
Consciousness/Life After Death?
An exploration of Near-Death
Presented by Janice Holden, Ed.D.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 6:30–9 p.m.
Austin Center for Spiritual Living (map)
$5 non-member donation appreciated
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“Consciousness/Life After Death? An exploration of Near- Death Experiences”
Presenter: Dr. Janice Holden
DATE: Tuesday June 17, 2014
TIME: 6:30 – 9:00 pm
LOCATION: Austin Center for Spiritual Living
5555 N. Lamar Blvd, Suite D-115
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Near-Death Experience (NDE) refers to a usually lucid, real experience of altered consciousness during a close brush with death–one that involves altered perception of the material world, often from a perspective outside the body, as well as perception of and interaction with non-material environments and entities. The classic “scientific” argument is that this phenomena is more a neurological/physiological brain response than a non-physical/spiritual experience.
Our speaker, Dr. Jan Holden, draws from 40 years of research and makes clearthat a great controversy exists in the medical and psychological fields concerning NDEs.
• Can physiological mechanisms explain all aspects of NDEs?
• What do NDEs suggest about whether the brain produces consciousness or whether the brain is more a receiver/transmitter of consciousness–a limiter and filter of essentially independent consciousness rather than a source of it?
All of these ideas and more are discussed in this unique presentation by Dr. Holden.
The traits of a classic pleasurable NDE are as follows:
• A sense/awareness of being dead.
• A sense of peace, well-being and painlessness.
• Positive emotions.
• A sense of removal from the world.
• A sense of one’s consciousness functioning apart from the physical body.
• Perceiving one’s body from an outside position.
• Sometimes observing doctors and nurses performing medical resuscitation efforts.
• A sense of rapid movement through a structure, such as a tunnel, or a void.
• Immersion in, and communication with, a powerful Being of Light.
• An intense feeling of unconditional love.
• Encountering deceased loved ones and spiritual entities.
• Experiencing a life review.
• Memories of past lives; glimpses into the future in this lifetime and/or future lives
• Receiving knowledge about one’s life and the nature of the universe.
• A decision by oneself or others to return to one’s body, often accompanied by a reluctance to return.
• Connection to the individual’s cultural beliefs, which seem to influence the phenomena and/or how the experiencer interprets it (From Holden, Greyson, & James (Eds.), The handbook of near-death experiences: Thirty years of investigation. Praeger/ABC-CLIO, 2009)
Dr. Janice Holden
In 2009, leading near-death experience (NDE) researchers published The Handbook of Near-Death Experiences: Thirty Years of Investigation, a collection of comprehensive, critical reviews of all NDE research for the 30 years since NDEs came to public and professional attention.
Dr. Jan Holden, lead editor of The Handbook , will present a summary of the book, including updates since 2009. She will illustrate her presentation with an on-camera, in-depth interview with a young woman who had her NDE in Austin, Texas.
Dr. Holden will welcome comments and questions both throughout and following her presentation.
Dr. Holden is professor of Counseling and chair of the Department of Counseling & Higher Education at the University of North Texas in Denton, and she is editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies, the scholarly publication of the International Association for Near-Death Studies.