Friday, April 20, 2018

Should have been done, years ago, the the U.S. living in the Dark Ages!

never ending American Pathology!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

'She wore it well': Jacinda Ardern takes Māori cloak to Buckingham Palace | World news | The Guardian

France's Poorest Region Looks to China, Not Macron, for Help - Bloomberg

Engine on Southwest Jet Not the Only One to Develop Cracks - The New York Times

Celebrating 50 years of powerful photography - BBC News

BBC - Travel - The secret cherry taking over Canada

BBC - Travel - Tuktoyaktuk: Canada’s last Arctic village?

BBC - Culture - The shady past of the colour pink

4k years ago nothing new: “[Miners] worked in very harsh conditions in the desert, a place without water and really without anything!” Same in Potosi, Bolivia!

BBC - Travel - The Israeli park with a valuable secret: "“[Miners] worked in very harsh conditions in the desert, a place without water and really without anything,” "

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When the sun comes out in northern Europe, people enjoy the out of doors.

I have a backpacing hammock I travel on my bicycle.

'Substance X' reignites Dutch euthanasia debate | Reuters.com

Plácido Domingo's special bond with Verdi and Sonya Yoncheva | Euronews

Australian warships challenged by Chinese military in South China Sea - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

American Pathollogy

Basel in the spotlight: the city that learned to love LSD | Cities | The Guardian

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The CIA, the drug dealers, and the tragedy of Gary Webb - Telegraph

Minister ridiculed for saying ancient India invented internet - BBC News

Women of the world unite!

What is relativity? | Euronews

American Pathology!

Disturbed crazos would use knives or explosives. Getting rid of guns won´t stop the violence, although maybe lessen it!

Women of the world unite!

Homeopath remedies have saved me several times!

Hope for impreachment!

Woman dies after being nearly sucked out of Southwest Airlines plane | World news | The Guardian

The Messenger is always killed!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The brothel operating 'in full view of police' - BBC News

I haven´t been home for 15 years!

BBC - Travel - In Switzerland, the soup quarrelling politicians share

Högertrafikomläggningen!

Women of the world unite!

Lars von Trier set for Cannes return after seven-year ban | Film | The Guardian

Women of the world unite!

Oh, woe be unto the people that did this, killed her!

Island of corruption: A journalist's assassination | Reuters.com

Don´t fly commerically, if you can help it!

Women of the world unite!

Why West, amid horrors of modern war, struggles with red lines How do you decide where to set limits when it comes to barbarity in war? Airstrikes on hospitals – let alone chemical weapons use – are sharply raising the stakes for that discussion.


Why West, amid horrors of modern war, struggles with red lines
How do you decide where to set limits when it comes to barbarity in war? Airstrikes on hospitals – let alone chemical weapons use – are sharply raising the stakes for that discussion.

The war in Syria has repeatedly confronted Western democracies with a challenge: How to find the political will to impose limits on the systematic targeting of noncombatant men, women, and children. The recent refusal of former Prime Minister Tony Blair to be interviewed on the subject of Eastern Ghouta is telling. His advocacy helped lead the United Nations to endorse an international “responsibility to protect” civilians. But his support for the war in Iraq, begun in part on that principle, tarnished his legacy. A recent documentary, “The New Barbarianism,” lays bare how the particular horror of chemical weapons is part of a broader assault on civilians. Producer Stephen Morrison has no illusions about a return to an earlier humanitarian assertiveness. But, he says, the world must refuse to let the attacks on humanitarian standards and international law become the new normal. Director Justin Kenny highlighted the need to “ring the alarm bells,” and to showcase the work of those who document attacks on aid workers. Said David Miliband, now head of the International Rescue Committee: “If you look at the facts, you get depressed. If you look at the people, you have hope.”

LONDON
A “red line” against the gassing of civilians has been drawn. Again.

Yet in the wake of the US-led missile strike on Syria, two powerful testimonies – a new documentary and a revealing email from a former British prime minister – underscore how profoundly the ways of war have changed and the challenge that poses Western democracies. Namely, to find a way, or the political will, to set limits on the systematic targeting of noncombatant men, women and children.

The film is called The New Barbarianism, and was made by former PBS News Hour foreign editor Justin Kenny in partnership with the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies. It lays bare the extent to which civilians are being attacked, and how the particular horror of chemical weapons attacks is part of a broader assault on civilian populations that has received far less international attention. The film focuses on a campaign of attacks against hospitals and medical facilities, doctors and international relief workers, in violation of a seven-decade-old protection for humanitarian assistance under the Geneva Conventions.

The email comes from the office of former Prime Minister Tony Blair, whom I’ve covered as a London-based journalist for nearly 20 years. It was in reply to a request a month ago to discuss the siege by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his Russian backers on Eastern Ghouta, near Damascus – the assault that culminated in the recent chemical strike in Douma. Mr. Blair was a leading voice in the late 1990s for a new definition of international security that would embrace a duty to respond militarily, if all else failed, to humanitarian crises like the ethnic cleansing then under way in the Balkans. The case he made eventually helped lead to the UN’s endorsement in 2005 of the principle of an international “responsibility to protect” civilians.

Yet the reply to my request, from Blair’s press aide, said: “Tony feels this doesn’t really fit in with what he is focusing on at the moment.” I doubt his belief in the principles he put forward has weakened. Yet I’m also pretty sure why he is reluctant to talk about them publicly nowadays: the Iraq War of 2003, a conflict begun in part on the basis of a “responsibility to protect” but which ended up tarnishing not only that principle but Blair’s own reputation and legacy.

When President Barack Obama’s first “red line” on chemical weapons in Syria was crossed in 2013, the effect of Iraq loomed large. Britain’s then prime minister, David Cameron, favored joining the US and France in a targeted response to Mr. Assad’s horrifying attack on his own people. But the House of Commons told Cameron no, all but ensuring that Mr. Obama, too, retreated from acting. The Commons debate ended up being far less about Assad’s use of chemical weapons than about purported parallels to the war in Iraq.

It’s impossible to know whether a more forceful Western response to that earlier atrocity might have prevented further chemical weapons attacks. Assad’s position was far weaker then. Russia’s military intervention was a couple of years away. Yet both Assad and Russian President Putin now know that – despite the latest cruise-missile retaliation, or President Trump’s similar response to a chemical attack a year ago – the prospect of any concerted, lasting Western military response to such atrocities has become vanishingly small.

Women of the world unite!

Being an actress is a strange existence. We’re trained to speak beautifully, but only the words assigned to us by others. Through it all, we are scrutinized. Directed. Sculpted. Polished until shining. Dare we not shine or speak or behave as desired, we are bid adieu.

I hope this woman wrong!

I kept all my plastic for a year – the 4,490 items forced me to rethink | Environment | The Guardian

Diamonds in Sudan meteorite 'are remnants of lost planet' | Science | The Guardian

Zuckerberg was lying then and he’s lying now.

I´ve been telling this to people for years, don´t use Facebook!

Yet the ethical implications boggle the mind. Hannity has covered the raid on Cohen with vigor. Hannity said the raid was proof that Special Counsel Robert Mueller had “declared war” on Trump.

Hannity & Cohen: The Fox News Host and the Trump Lawyer - The Atlantic: "Yet the ethical implications boggle the mind. Hannity has covered the raid on Cohen with vigor. Hannity said the raid was proof that Special Counsel Robert Mueller had “declared war” on Trump."

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Denmark maybe the best country in the world!

Their government run by a woman.

Women of the world unite!

Amd why there´s so much violence in the U.S.!

Why Janelle Monáe’s vagina pants make me cheer | Chitra Ramaswamy | Life and style | The Guardian

More than 95% of world's population breathe dangerous air, major study finds | Environment | The Guardian

Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles | Environment | The Guardian

No missiles but ballet as North Korea's Kim puts on a show

VIDEO : Frisbee-catching dogs take part in China contest | Euronews

Women of the world unite!

UPI Pulitzer Prizes: The stories behind the pictures and words - UPI.com

Amateur archaeologists find ancient treasure from era of Danish king - UPI.com

American Pathology.

Ka, ka!

Money is God, what would you expect?

Top 10 World's Hottest Peppers [2018 Update] - PepperHead

Allegiant: '60 Minutes' report on safety record is 'irresponsible'

American Pathology!

The Gruesome Story of Hannah Duston, Whose Slaying of Indians Made Her an American Folk "Hero" | History | Smithsonian

Women of the world unite!

U.S. Woman Wins Boston Marathon for 1st Time in 33 Years

Teeming rain, strong winds and cold temperatures upended the race on Monday, which Desiree Linden won in 2:39:53. Yuki Kawauchi of Japan came from behind to win the men’s race.

Education not a priority in the U.S.

25-Year-Old Textbooks and Holes in the Ceiling: Inside America’s Public Schools

We invited America’s public school teachers to show us the conditions that a decade of budget cuts has wrought.

WOMEN OF THE WORLD UNITE!

Powerful Hollywood Women Unveil Anti-Harassment Action Plan

Some of the women who have established Time’s Up, clockwise from top left: the actresses America Ferrera and Eva Longoria; the lawyer Nina L. Shaw; the actress Reese Witherspoon; the producer Shonda Rhimes; and the lawyer Tina Tchen.CreditClockwise from top left: first two photos, Brinson+Banks for The New York Times; Oriana Koren for The New York Times; Jimmy Morris/European Pressphoto Agency; Brinson+Banks for The New York Times; Alex Wong/Getty Images
Driven by outrage and a resolve to correct a power imbalance that seemed intractable just months ago, 300 prominent actresses and female agents, writers, directors, producers and entertainment executives have formed an ambitious, sprawling initiative to fight systemic sexual harassment in Hollywood and in blue-collar workplaces nationwide.

The initiative includes:

— A legal defense fund, backed by $13 million in donations, to help less privileged women — like janitors, nurses and workers at farms, factories, restaurants and hotels — protect themselves from sexual misconduct and the fallout from reporting it.

— Legislation to penalize companies that tolerate persistent harassment, and to discourage the use of nondisclosure agreements to silence victims.

— A drive to reach gender parity at studios and talent agencies that has already begun making headway.

— And a request that women walking the red carpet at the Golden Globes speak out and raise awareness by wearing black.

‘I’d Never Seen My Fears as an African-American Man Onscreen’ DEC. 6, 2017
Called Time’s Up, the movement was announced on Monday with an impassioned pledge of support to working-class women in an open letter signed by hundreds of women in show business, many of them A-listers. The letter also ran as a full-page ad in The New York Times, and in La Opinion, a Spanish-language newspaper.

“The struggle for women to break in, to rise up the ranks and to simply be heard and acknowledged in male-dominated workplaces must end; time’s up on this impenetrable monopoly,” the letter says.

The group is one answer to the question of how women in Hollywood would respond to cascading allegations that have upended the careers of powerful men in an industry where the prevalence of sexual predation has yielded the minimizing cliché of the “casting couch,” and where silence has been a condition of employment.

Time’s Up also helps defuse criticism that the spotlight on the #MeToo movement has been dominated by the accusers of high-profile men, while the travails of working-class women have been overlooked.

This was highlighted in November, when an open letter was sent on behalf of 700,000 female farmworkers who said they stood with Hollywood actresses in their fight against abuse. Time’s Up members said the letter bolstered their resolve to train their efforts on both Hollywood and beyond.

“It’s very hard for us to speak righteously about the rest of anything if we haven’t cleaned our own house,” said Shonda Rhimes, the executive producer of the television series “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “How to Get Away With Murder,” who has been closely involved with the group.

“If this group of women can’t fight for a model for other women who don’t have as much power and privilege, then who can?” Ms. Rhimes continued.

Other Time’s Up members include the actresses Ashley Judd, Eva Longoria, America Ferrera, Natalie Portman, Rashida Jones, Emma Stone, Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon; the showrunner Jill Soloway; Donna Langley, chairwoman of Universal Pictures; the lawyers Nina L. Shaw and Tina Tchen, who served as Michelle Obama’s chief of staff; and Maria Eitel, an expert in corporate responsibility who is co-chairwoman of the Nike Foundation.

“People were moved so viscerally,” said Ms. Eitel, who helps moderate Time’s Up meetings, which began in October. “They didn’t come together because they wanted to whine, or complain, or tell a story or bemoan. They came together because they intended to act. There was almost a ferociousness to it, especially in the first meetings.”

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Time’s Up is leaderless, run by volunteers and made up of working groups. One group oversaw the creation of a commission, led by Anita Hill and announced in December, that is tasked with creating a blueprint for ending sexual harassment in show business.

Another group, 50/50by2020, is pushing entertainment organizations and companies to agree to reach gender parity in their leadership tiers within two years. It already can claim a victory. In early December, after Ms. Rhimes pressed him, Chris Silbermann, a managing director at ICM Partners, pledged that his talent agency would meet that goal.

“We just reached this conclusion in our heads that, damn it, everything is possible,” Ms. Rhimes said. “Why shouldn’t it be?”

There is also a group ensuring that minorities and gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people are heard. “No one wants to look back and say they stood at the sidelines,” said Lena Waithe, a star of the Netflix series “Master of None” and part of that working group.

Another group is devising legislation to tackle abuses and address how nondisclosure agreements silence victims of sexual harassment. “People settling out in advance of their rights is obviously something that can’t continue,” said Ms. Shaw, a prominent lawyer whose clients have included Lupita Nyong’o and Ava DuVernay.

Ms. Tchen is spearheading the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund, which is administered by the National Women’s Law Center’s Legal Network for Gender Equity, and will connect female victims of sexual harassment with lawyers. Major donors include Ms. Witherspoon, Ms. Rhimes, Meryl Streep, Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw, and the talent agencies ICM Partners, the Creative Artists Agency, William Morris Endeavor and United Talent Agency.

Time’s Up has also been urging women to wear black at the Golden Globes on Sunday, to use the red carpet to speak out against gender and racial inequality, and to raise awareness about their initiative and the legal fund.

“This is a moment of solidarity, not a fashion moment,” Ms. Longoria said. A vast majority of the women who had been contacted and planned to attend the ceremony pledged to participate, she said.

“For years, we’ve sold these awards shows as women, with our gowns and colors and our beautiful faces and our glamour,” Ms. Longoria said. “This time the industry can’t expect us to go up and twirl around. That’s not what this moment is about.”

Time’s Up was formed soon after The New York Times reported in early October that the producer Harvey Weinstein had reached multiple settlements with women who had accused him of sexual misconduct.

As more women stepped forward, and more men were accused of abuse, a group of female talent agents met at Creative Artists to discuss the problem and explore solutions. The group soon expanded to dozens and, eventually, about 150 participants (it has since doubled as the actresses who joined expanded to New York and London), who meet weekly at the agency and in living rooms across Los Angeles, as well as for daylong workshops.

Katie McGrath, who runs the production company Bad Robot with her husband, J. J. Abrams (both are also major donors to the legal fund), said that the women realized from the start that they needed to figure out “what we wanted out of this moment, and what was going to be required in order to shift and pivot from this horror to structural change.”

Several of the women said their work with Time’s Up presented a rare opportunity to meet regularly and pool efforts with other powerful women. In an industry overwhelmingly dominated by men, they said, they were usually one of the few actresses on set, or one of the few female writers or producers in a room.

“We have been siloed off from each other,” Ms. Witherspoon said. “We’re finally hearing each other, and seeing each other, and now locking arms in solidarity with each other, and in solidarity for every woman who doesn’t feel seen, to be finally heard.”

No one can predict whether this burst of energy will lead to lasting changes. Time’s Up members said the meetings had brought disagreements and frustrations as well. “It’s not as satisfying as finding a silver bullet,” Ms. Ferrera said. “We all recognize there’s no such thing.” But, she added, “not taking action is no longer an option.”

Ms. Rhimes said working with the group of women reminded her of a feeling she got as a child, when her mother took her around the neighborhood in a wagon to register black women to vote. “We’re a bunch of women used to getting stuff done,” she said. “And we’re getting stuff done.”

YES!

No it´s the 63-million people who voted for Trump who are MORALLY UNFIT!

We have met the enemy and he is us!

Hey, what a guy! So generous!

Trump Pardons Fixer Scooter Libby, Then Immediately Adds Him To Legal Team

Australia’s Least Likely Tourist Spot: A Test Site for Atom Bombs - The New York Times

BBC - Future - How your mindset determines your health

The ingenious cyclewear Victorian women invented to navigate social mores | Environment | The Guardian

The People vs Tech by Jamie Bartlett review – once more into the digital apocalypse | Books | The Guardian

Revealed: ‘perfectly realised’ early work by Leonardo da Vinci | Art and design | The Guardian

'Plastic is literally everywhere': the epidemic attacking Australia's oceans | Environment | The Guardian

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Belgium comes to terms with 'human zoos' of its colonial past | World news | The Guardian

How floating architecture could help save at-risk cities | Euronews

Putin warns of global 'crisis' after U.S.-led strike on Syria | Euronews

North Korean media spotlighting Kim Jong Un's wife Ri Sol-ju - UPI.com

New Kingdom Hearts III Trailer Shows Off Playable Disney-Themed Mini-Games

The Good Life — PAX East gameplay video - Polygon

19 Upcoming Games That Deserve Your Attention From PAX East 2018 - GameSpot

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On violence
Animals kill for food, to live.
Humans kill animals for food as well.
But, also humans kill out of fear, or to acquire something material, like land or resources, or something the ego desires, unconsciously.
Jung said the only sin is unconsciousness, not knowing that you don´t know.
A boy goes into a school and kills 17 of his classmates seemingly for no reason, maybe to express anger.
Hollywood produces movies many of which have the same underlying theme (the idea hidden in the story), that violence solves all problems.
Video games are mostly about violent conflict, and to kill the enemy is to win!  And winning isn´t the only thing, it´s everything, in the football game of modern life.
Von Clausewitz, a German historian, wrote that WAR IS THE FATHER OF ALL THINGS.
Yet, PEACE IS THE MOTHER OF ALL THINGS.
The opposite of war is peace.
The opposite of violence is non-violence!  
War and peace, violence and non-violence seek each other in the great enantiodromia of dual existence!
The solution, is balance between these extremes!
But, how to achieve?  Evolved, enlightened people.
How to achieve evolved, enlightened people?
Metanoia!  But, most people don´t even know what that is…?  From the dictionary:  A change in one's way of life resulting from penitence or spiritual conversion.
How do we achieve this? 
A catacylsmic event, such as nuclear war or a Carrington Event, during which the bulk of the world´s population dies.
H.


Siân Davey’s coming of age | 1843

Disney, the most dangerous corpo. in the world. They influence, by story (very powerful) the masses!

“All you need to do is have a laptop and be an intelligent person,” Mr. Kortman said. “You don’t need a specific skill set.”

Some Said They’d Flee Trump’s America. These People Actually Did.
By RONDA KAYSENAPRIL 14, 2018

Peering into a webcam, her face intermittently frozen over an iffy Skype connection in Medellin, Colombia, Lizz Quain was explaining not long ago why she uprooted her 9-year-old twins almost a year and a half ago to travel the world.
Ms. Quain, who is in her 40s, owned a children’s play cafe and preschool near Seattle before she renounced her American middle-class existence in August 2016, fed up with what she described as a stifling, consumerist culture.
Once Donald J. Trump was elected president, she made a common liberal refrain — “If Trump wins, I’m leaving the country” — reality, deciding not to return home with her daughters, Aubrey and Gabriella. After traveling through Asia and Europe, she is now figuring out how to start a business selling products through Amazon to finance the life of an itinerant-by-choice single mother.
“If the G.O.P. gets out of office, if our education system improves, if we get universal health care, I’ll move back to the States because we’ll get tired of traveling,” Ms. Quain said. But until that utopian day arrives, “We’re unplugging from the Matrix.”
The Quains are not the only family that has of late dispensed with the trappings of the American dream (house, school, career) and gone nomad. Hopping from one vacation rental to the next or piling into R.V.s, they have sold or rented out their homes and unloaded most of their possessions, financing their travels with savings or work done remotely.
They chronicle their adventures on YouTube channels, Instagram and blogs including NomadTogether, Unsettle Down and Terra Trekkers. They gather at annual conventions like the Project World School Family Summit in Guanajuato, Mexico, with sessions like “No, I’m not on vacation” and “Worldschoolers, your child can go to university!

Unplugging and Yet Not
Just like late-1960s hippies, right? But living an untethered life has gotten easier now that many people need only a laptop and a fast internet connection to earn a living. Websites like Nomadlist help people decide where on Earth to go. The rise of Airbnb makes it easy to rent space in most corners of the globe with a swipe of your iPhone. Roving parents can find global play dates and moral support on Facebook groups like Worldschoolers, which has about 40,000 members.
Lainie Liberti, an administrator of the group, said it’s not just the tense political climate in the United States motivating people to leave. “People are not seeing a future,” she said. “People are starting to focus on living now and focusing on their children. They are re-evaluating what is important to them.”
Ms. Quain, who worked as much as 100 hours a week running her own company, worried about the values she was imparting to her daughters. “I don’t want them to grow up to be worker bees,” she said. “I want them to grow up to be freethinking entrepreneurs.”
Like many of the new expats, she is home-schooling (“worldschooling” is the more popular term). Her daughters are learning Spanish at a Medellin day camp and spend their spare time playing Minecraft and Roblox, video games they sometimes play online with other traveling children. She hopes eventually they’ll start their own YouTube channel, if someone will teach them. “Once I get my business up and running,” she said, “I’ll hire people to teach them how to do things.”
What It Costs
Ms. Quain expects to spend about $1,700 a month on housing, day camp, activities and a nanny in Medellin. Paul Kortman, who, with his wife, Becky Kortman, wrote “Family Freedom: A Guide to Becoming a Location Independent Family,” estimates that a family could travel indefinitely on $60,000 a year, a salary he says could be earned with a little ingenuity.
“All you need to do is have a laptop and be an intelligent person,” Mr. Kortman said. “You don’t need a specific skill set.”
It does help, though. Matthew Gillespie, 31, works remotely full time as a web designer, allowing him; his wife, Chelsea Gillespie, 30; and their 2-year-old daughter, Kailen, to travel indefinitely through Europe, blogging about it at Unsettledown. They left San Diego last May, finding it too expensive.
Burdened by high rent, along with car and student loan payments, they did not see a future where they could buy a home in the area and still pay down their debts. “Our family was telling us to settle down,” Mr. Gillespie said from Prague last winter. “We just didn’t see the value in that.”
Last spring, he and his wife sold their car, their furniture and most of their possessions for about $10,000. So far, traveling has been cheaper. In Croatia, for example, their expenses fell by 60 percent, allowing them to pay down their student loans faster. “If we can make it work, then we’re going to keep going as long as we can,” Mr. Gillespie said.
Mr. and Ms. Gillespie travel with High Sierra backpacks. Kailen has her own pack, too: a tiny one shaped like a bumblebee. They pared down their belongings to the bare essentials, although Ms. Gillespie did carry an orange Bebe skirt and Zara top around Italy all summer because she thought it would make for a great photograph in Florence (she got her shot and unloaded the outfit). “It was totally impractical,” she said.
A nest egg makes such trips far less nerve-racking (just be wary of traveling somewhere like Monte Carlo and re-enacting that famous scene from 1985’s “Lost in America” when Julie Hagerty’s character loses it all at a Las Vegas casino).
Jessica and William Swenson are financing an 11-month around-the-world trip with their three small children through a mix of savings, inheritance, a severance package and the income from renting out their four-bedroom house with a pool in Livermore, Calif.
Last October, the Swensons set off for China, alerting local media outlets about their adventure. Mrs. Swenson, 34, a photographer, has an Instagram account and a YouTube channel called LetsAdventureSomeMore to document the whirlwind journey, and, perhaps, monetize it.
The family is traveling light, carrying only backpacks — even the children, Ezra, 8, Theo, 6, and Vesper, 5, have them — with a few changes of clothes. Mr. Swenson, 36, an accountant, bald with a full beard, wears a kilt. “He’s Scottish and loves the un-bifurcated life,” Mrs. Swenson said, speaking over FaceTime from an Airbnb in Bali, Indonesia. The family was waiting out a volcanic eruption, hoping their flight to Australia would not be canceled because of ash.

Surprising Emotions
The Swensons embarked on the trip as a sort of lemonade-from-lemons move after Mr. Swenson’s job relocated, his mother died and the family’s live-in child care moved out.
“We were like, ‘That removed all our obstacles,’” Mrs. Swenson said. But even though social media is accessible from around the world, they were also relieved to escape what Mrs. Swenson describes as “a general feeling of anger and bitterness,” that had descended on the progressive Bay Area in the months since Mr. Trump became president. “I’m not really political,” she said. “I try not to engage.”
Of course, sometimes people they meet abroad want to talk United States politics. This the Swensons deflect. “We kind of put the kibosh on it,” Mrs. Swenson said. “We’re here to be students, and not talk about horrible things.”
But not everyone who takes their life on the road does so to escape an unsatisfying one. Sonja Jernstrom, 37, and Chris Jernstrom, 36, left their home in Seattle in June to take a 14-month trip around the world with their two children, Ben, 7, and Emma, 4.
They’re driving through the Americas in a truck with a 70-foot camper before they head off to Asia, the Middle East and Europe. “It was an opportunity to take a midcareer break,” said Mr. Jernstrom, who quit his job in investment management; Ms. Jernstrom is a former environmental scientist. The family is financing their travels with savings and income earned renting out their four-bedroom house out on Airbnb.
Seeing Latin America has been eye-opening. When Mr. Trump was elected, “we both felt like, ‘Gosh, maybe we want to move to Europe,’” Mr. Jernstrom said from Chile. But “this trip has made me appreciate so much about how much we have in the U.S. It’s made me feel like I want to go back to the U.S. and make things better at home.”

Found Footage Offers a New Glimpse at 1906 San Francisco Earthquake - The New York Times

Money is God, what would you expect?

How Profiteers Lure Women Into Often-Unneeded Surgery

An alliance of law firms, marketers, investors and doctors makes money by coaxing women to have their mesh implants removed, to bolster lawsuits against the manufacturers.

NASA’s Juno Shows Jupiter’s North Pole And Its Cyclones In Infrared 3D

Titanic Sinking Anniversary: 11 Facts About Famed Ship And Its Tragic End

Ride a bicycle to and from work, that will offset sitting too much!

Budget Breakdowns: What a Typical Movie and TV Pilot Really Cost to Make Now (and Why) | Hollywood Reporter

“Pollution ravages our planet, oozing inhabitability via air, soil, water and weather,” Buckel wrote in his note, according to the Times’ copy of the note. “Most humans on the planet now breathe air made unhealthy by fossil fuels, and many die early deaths as a result — my early death by fossil fuel reflects what we are doing to ourselves.”

Prominent LGBTQ Lawyer Sets Self On Fire In 'Protest Suicide' Of Climate Change | HuffPost: "“Pollution ravages our planet, oozing inhabitability via air, soil, water and weather,” Buckel wrote in his note, according to the Times’ copy of the note. “Most humans on the planet now breathe air made unhealthy by fossil fuels, and many die early deaths as a result — my early death by fossil fuel reflects what we are doing to ourselves.”"

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Humans to be genetically-modified in Europe for the first time this year using gene-splicing therapy

FACT CHECK: Did a Woman Survive the Titanic, Hindenburg, Pearl Harbor, and 9/11?

Violence only leads to more violence, in this case WWIII!

His goal is to become dictator of the U.S.

Trump Says ‘Mission Accomplished!’ But What Are His Goals?

The strikes reflected Mr. Trump’s competing impulses: an effort to demonstrate strength countered by a view that involvement in the Middle East since 9/11 has been a waste.

Dying all about money!

Saturday, April 14, 2018

I used to interview prisoners in jails and prisons in New York. It was called THE OTHERSIDE!

For me is quality versus quantity. Why go on living if you can´t go to the toilet alone?

I was in my Twenties, sex, drugs, and rock n roll!

Nitschke's 'suicide machine' draws crowds at Amsterdam funeral fair | Society | The Guardian

Who cares about people! It´s money-profit that´s God!

If you wonder why all the violence!

More sleaze!

Sleaze!

I anticipated such, 14 years ago, and departed, long before Trump elected.

Some Said They’d Flee Trump’s America. These People Actually Did.

Like modern-day von Trapps, minus the singing, families are climbing mountains and fording streams with nothing but backpacks and a Wi-Fi connection.

Guess who is the SLIME BALL?

Trump Attacks Comey: ‘Untruthful Slime Ball’

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WWIII coming, I can feel it!

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Science, to me is just another religion, one way of explaining existence to those who are locked in Duality!

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From THE BELL JAR, by Sylvia Plath
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`A million years of evolution, Eric said bitterly, and what are we?  Animals!´
I would add we´re much worse than animals, destroying everything, animals and ourselves! 
Today-yesterday, the U.S., U.K., and France attacked Syria with missiles.  Russia will retaliate, and inspite of the possitive spin, we´re on the verge of WWIII.  I can feel it coming!
My old friend Richard, always positive, using the English word HOPE.  But, I agree with Frans Kafka, who said, THERE IS INFINITE HOPE, BUT NOT FOR US! 
I have discovered over the years, people who have beget children, tend to be hopeful, as they brought new life into this waning mess!  Since, I didn´t beget any, I don´t have to be so positive, and maybe more objective, about our current, and frightening, situation.
Just recently, I read a story about a sperm whale washed up dead on some beach somewhere in the world.  What killed it? It had eaten kilograms of plastic bags!
Will humans stop using plastic bags, and stop driving motor vehicles?  I don´t think so, as I know human history. 
We as a species are doomed, it´s only a matter of time, whether it be soon, a nuclear holocaust (wwIII), or a Carriington Effect.  If you don´t know what is a Carringon Effect, from Wikipedia:
`The solar storm of 1859 (known as the Carrington Event) was a powerful geomagnetic solar storm during solar cycle 10 (1855–1867). A solar coronal mass ejection (CME) hit Earth's magnetosphere and induced one of the largest geomagnetic storms on record, September 1–2, 1859.´  Back then, it only destroyed the telegraph lines.
If one of these CMEs happened today, of the same size, it would destroy electrical grids, communication, the Internet, no oil, etc. Humanity would be plunged back 500 years in history, as no food in your local market.  Basically, food riots, chaos, death and destruction.
We, as a species, in my opinion, are failing!  We´re so intelligent, we´re stupid!  One extreme always attracts its other extreme (enantiodromia).
We live in a dual existence.  If born, death, individually, and as a species.  What would be the point of living forever, either individually, or as a species?
In the meantime, we either EVOLVE OR DIE! (on a t-shirt Lily Tomlin wears)! What are the chances?
I don´t see any evidence of such happening…  But, I can understand how Richard has to be hopeful… If no hope, no good life, only guilt!
H. 


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WWIII coming, trust me!

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Let´s hope!

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