Wednesday, March 29, 2017



Alien intelligence: the extraordinary minds of octopuses and other cephalopods | Environment | The Guardian

The State Museum of Arts in Tashkent, Uzbekistan | Euronews

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Prostitution has never been considered a crime under Dutch law, provided that it is carried out voluntarily and by people over the age of majority. Brothels,

Amsterdam experiments a new business model for prostitution | Euronews: "Prostitution has never been considered a crime under Dutch law, provided that it is carried out voluntarily and by people over the age of majority. Brothels, "

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Working in the future: how humans need to adapt | Euronews

People so incredibly stupid!

Without more sand, SoCal stands to lose big chunk of its beaches -

The kind of technology that´s good!

American Pathology!

Are you kidding?

Give them a bicycle instead!

Kambalny in Russia Just Erupted for the First Time in Centuries | WIRED

BBC - Culture - Eight words that changed the way we think

Women of the world unite!

How fuckin´stupid, silly! This is what´s important in modern life!

John Lee Hooker: 10 of the best from the blues legend | Music | The Guardian

No! We should blame ourselves!

‘Mystery package’ doctor admits Team Sky had no medicines policy | Sport | The Guardian

Go Russian people against Putin!


Monday, March 27, 2017

Scientists Just Revealed What May Be The Biggest Dinosaur Footprint Ever Found | The Huffington Post

Lost episodes of "Mr. Rogers" about the Cold War have emerged on YouTube — Quartz

Go Scotland! Take the high road!

What a dummie!

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For me, most of the mystery has been solved!  I suppose it has to do with lifestyle, eschewing materialism, being a vagabond on a bicycle, FOLLOWING THE LIGHT!
To me, 80% of what humanity has created (by 2017) is all wrong!  SUPERFICIAL! 
I´ve long been a devotee of C.G. Jung, I believe to be the greatest thinker of the 20th C.  He said something that changed my life!   Of course, I´ve written about this before.
I was living in Portland, Oregon, circa. 1980.  In Portland there was a wonderful repetory movie theater in the N.W. (the hip part of the city).   They showed the unusual, European, independent, and sometimes documentaries films 
One documentary, was produced by the BBC, a three-hour long interview with Dr. Jung (at the end of his life).  The interviewer saved the great question for the very last.  `Dr. Jung,´ the man asked (don´t know his name), DO YOU BELIEVE IN GOD?  Jung, who was never very quick to answer, sucked on his ubiquitour mercham pipe, and replied.  NO, I DON´T HAVE TO BELIEVE, I KNOW!  I was stunned by this, his answer.  What did Jung know?
Now, I know what Jung did!  You have to know, belief is penultimate, and the opiate of the masses.


Politics, it´s all shit!

Our Delight in Destruction - The New York Times

Muslims, Christians and Jesus: A building and a book highlight an odd symbiosis between monotheistic faiths | The Economist

Noise pollution, something we need to deal with in cities!

'Oldest photo studio' shows rediscovered images - BBC News

I wear them when cycling in cold (winter). What´s the big deal?

Hyperreal visions of the world's most northerly town – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian

Why I decided to write a novel about catastrophic climate change for teenagers | James Bradley | Books | The Guardian

More control of what we wear and do!

Money is God in the world!

Try multplying 8 billion X 6 trillion to see how far away!

It´s all about money, honey, simple. If a white actor attracts more audience than an Asian actor, he or she will be hired. Simple. Money is God in the world!

Not me! I believe egoless robots will save us from ourselves!

American Pathology!

Russian Youth From Moscow to Siberia Slam ‘Putin the Thief’ - The Daily Beast

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Love is the feeling of giving,
Not taking!
`Nature´s Joke´ (sexual desire)
Proliferating the species,
Now, under siege!
The feeling of giving
Saves us from ourselves,
The Ego!
Subduing it, is consciousness,
Blessings bestowed!
How to?
Become more aware, that´s
The dare!
Stop material diversions!
Look within, not without!
Spend more time with Nature, out there!
Talk to It!
This is the Way to the Spirit, Jan!
Live more simply!  Ride a bicycle!  BURN FAT, NOT GASOLINE!  Save the environoment!  Save us!  Simplicity the answer!
Love is the feeling of giving
Not taking!


Sunday, March 26, 2017

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My friend the Poinsettia plant, the Christmas plant, now here´s my rant about this plant…
I attach, or include, or connect somehow to this epistle another thistle, better known as a foto.
It´s Spring here in the Northern Hemisphere, making it Autumn, down under.  Warmer here, colder there.  If you were into forever having summer, all you would have to do is fly back and forth.
Now, about Ms. Poinsettia, we´ll call her Loretta.  I took to putting, Loretta, this potted plant outside on my small terrace.  This was a mistake!  The first two days, no problem, perched on the narrow ledge to get the morning sun.  I brought her down and set her on the floor every night.  Careful I am.
Then two days ago, while I was down in the City, a gust of wind came up (courtesy of Saturn) and knocked Loretta down on the floor of the terrace.  Luckly in a way, as if the other direction, four stories down, and maybe onto someone´s head!  
I remember, after returning home, glancing out the glass door windows and seeing poor Loretta, on her side, the pot in pieces!   My heart sunk, damn!   Plants are living things to care for, their wellbeing important.  The next day I purchased another pot, albeit plastic, and gave Loretta a new house.  Now, I nurture her like my own baby!   Water, mist (I purchased a spray bottom), the sun during the day, inside during the night. 
It´s love than heals, as the `patient´ feels it! 
Now, after several days of TLC, it looks like Loretta is going to survive, but can you imagine being stationary forever (except when moved by a human), then suddenly sent crashing to the hard floor.  I can only imagine, because this has happened to me riding a bicycle.
What is life, but feeling!  And to me everything is alive, just a different consciousness.
This plant knows me, as it feels my love for it!

P.S.  Talk to your plants!

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There are two kinds of robots:
The human kind, consuming the earth!
The mechanical kind, taking jobs!
The bell tolls for us!
Wake up!
Wake up!
Wake up!
Or, forever forgotten
To the core, rotten,
Please no more!


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The magic of the sun
Never done!
It´s we who have created 
Closing the shades,
Destruction bent,
We´ll pay the rent
In perpetuity
The bird´s sing!
My happiness…?
Sitting in the sun´s


L.A. from Paradise to Hell, courtesy of the human being!

American Pathology!

Going Under the Knife, With Eyes and Ears Wide Open - The New York Times

Quantum Devices | The Economist


Inside the Fake News Factory of Macedonia
In the aftermath of the US elections, documentary photographer Guy Martin travelled to Veles, Macedonia to find out why this small town became the heart of the fake news scandal. These are the photos he took.

Money is God, what do you expect?

Robots are even replacing bartenders!

BBC - Culture - The rise of the ‘mobile connoisseur’

Am I getting enough Vitamin D? | BBC Good Food

Religion good for one thing, to help reduce over-population!

Military stupidity!

Emotions are thought to be a kind of brute reflex, very often at odds with our rationality. This internal battle between emotion and reason is one of the great narratives of western civilisation.

Scarlett Johansson, charismatic queen of science fiction | Film | The Guardian

Che Lives!

More Than a Quarter of Americans Would Substitute Marijuana for Beer, New Survey Shows -- The Motley Fool

American Pathology!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

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The Test!
Despair not rare!
Angst no thanks!
Fear like Lear,
King Saturn,
My dear nemesis!
Unbalancing the dime
Wanting to end time,
My life why,
When will I die?
For what? Heaven,
This is Hell,
Ring the bell,
Carry me to that 
Great locker room in the sky!
There´s no doubt
Another bout,
Thus, success,
I do not jest!
It´s complete, replete
This life
Saturn 3X,
The Test!


The writing on the wall - BBC News

Millions of UK workers at risk of being replaced by robots, study says | Technology | The Guardian

Estonia: security will not be bargaining chip in Brexit negotiations | World news | The Guardian

A river of rubbish: the ugly secret threatening China's most beautiful city | Cities | The Guardian

'I will never be free of it': Auschwitz survivor recalls horror 75 years on | World news | The Guardian

Estonia's lessons for fighting Russian disinformation -

Hate to Break It to Steve Mnuchin, But AI’s Already Taking Jobs | WIRED

Who Leaked America’s Secret War Plans Into Hitler’s Hands? - The Daily Beast

American Pathology!

Ve ghet odlt towo fasth and smadht two late! Now, at 78, I can´t even spell!

Friday, March 24, 2017

The Controversial Chinese Economist Uncovering Tough Truths - Bloomberg

Officials: German Companies Interested in Train Crossing South America

American Pathology!

Germanwings crash families angered by pilot's father - BBC News

My father built one at our house in Portuguese Bend, California, in the 1950s. I used it as a club house.

Oh, woe be unto him for this!

Try me a river: New Zealand declares a river a person | The Economist

Reincarnation: “Life” owes much of its existence to other films | The Economist

We know the way to immortal life, and it isn´t technology!

Fanzara: Street art revives divided Spanish village - BBC News

How an obscure seed is helping to save the elephant - BBC News

BBC - Travel - Machiavelli’s secret tunnel to fame

JFK diary calls Hitler 'stuff of legends' - BBC News

The sensual world: Camille Claudel's erotic sculptures – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian

Bob Dylan reveals an unsuspected love for Stereophonics | Music | The Guardian

“This is a national disgrace,” he said.

The analyst and former Kremlin consultant Gleb Pavlovsky described 2014 as a “geopolitical orgasm” for Russia which renewed the support for Putin. “It was a quick but a memorable one, and Russia has not had many of them in the past century. And now the Crimea orgasm has turned into a Crimea-Syria-Trump orgasm.

In the broken-down heart of Siberia, Putin is still Russia’s ‘good tsar’ | Shaun Walker | Opinion | The Guardian: "The analyst and former Kremlin consultant Gleb Pavlovsky described 2014 as a “geopolitical orgasm” for Russia which renewed the support for Putin. “It was a quick but a memorable one, and Russia has not had many of them in the past century. And now the Crimea orgasm has turned into a Crimea-Syria-Trump orgasm. "

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In the broken-down heart of Siberia, Putin is still Russia’s ‘good tsar’ | Shaun Walker | Opinion | The Guardian


Money is Apple´s God!

We have met the enemy and he is us!


Of course!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

New WikiLeaks docs show how the CIA hacks iPhones and MacBooks - The Verge

Trump's Hard Power Budget | Full Frontal with Samantha Bee | TBS - YouTube

The U.S. no longer a free country! Goodbye First Admendment to the U.S. Constitution!

U.S. culture losing any sense of sanity!

Of course, we know who´s behind the murder!

How you can help bluebirds bounce back | MNN - Mother Nature Network

Not good, we´re no longer a free country!

Greta Garbo and I were neighbors. I lived in a penthouse at 320 E. 52nd St.

WikiLeaks: CIA tools could infiltrate MacBooks, iPhones - CNET

The U.S. system of government is broken!

63-million voters voted for Trump. This is our democrtatic system at work. Maybe it needs to be changed!

One of these days, it´s going to start!

63 million votes elected a disarranged buffoon! What does that say about us?

Financial regime change: Donald Trump, trade and the new world order | The Economist

Project to Turn Bitcoin Into an All-Powerful Programming Language Raises $15M | WIRED

Forget Bitcoin. The Blockchain Could Reveal What’s True Today and Tomorrow | WIRED

No war, no peace! No peace, no war!

Romantic love, Nature´s Joke on us. Real love is unconditional!

A kaleidoscope of legs: Busby Berkeley's flamboyant dance fantasies | Stage | The Guardian

Notice the sky. You rarely see a clear blue sky in and around Beijing. Worst city in the world!

Uber for bikes: how 'dockless' cycles flooded China – and are heading overseas | Cities | The Guardian

They´re all the same, corrupt, evil, etc.

Guess who was pushed?

Oh, let us always, criticize, project evil onto the Other!

Assange: ′only 1 percent′ of the CIA material has been published | World | DW.COM | 22.03.2017

A teen made a website where kittens punch Trump. So, Trump unleashed his lawyers.

American Pathology!

American Pathology!