Saturday, May 31, 2014

Here they come to save us (from ourselves)!

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The fiction I'm reading now by female authors, amazing!  Stunning!
'Ewocipation!'
H.
P.S.  Anne Michaels
         Isabel Allende
         Claire Messud
         Barbara Kingsolver

(to mention a few)

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The wisdom of the Ages is in each one of us!  It is Capitalism that distracts from this wisdom, turning us into robotic consumers!  We become seduced, slaves to materialism, without ever really understanding what we've lost, 'dead,' before we lose the body!
The Ego… Get control of yours, while you can, it's the 'Devil' in you!  This is the wisdom of the Ages!

H. 

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from THE INFINITE PLAN, by Isabel Allende
pp.354:
"It means that with every step we cement a piece of our history.  We carry all of our desires and thoughts and actions with us forever.  If that's true, then we are, our past!
My father used to preach about the consequences of every act we commit and our responsibilities within the spiritual order of the Universe.  He said that everything we do comes back to us, and that sooner or later we pay for evil and benefit from the good! (My note:  karma)."
But, there is such a thing as redemption as has to be!  When young and unconscious, the sins we commit are pardonable!  (Note, Jung wrote that the only 'sin' is unconsciousness ('conocimiento' in Spanish, 'bevuszine' in German).
But, how does this happen, how do we become aware enough of the concept to understand?  By suffering!   If you suffer enough, go to the extreme of it, enantiodromia comes into play (opposites attracting), thus consciousness begins!  Few, however, get 'their' as modern life doesn't allow!  (Note:  Capitalism needs unconscious 'children' to exploit!)
But, no destruction, no creation!
Thus, we are at a turning point in human history!  Everything is in the process of reversing, and most importantly:
Male to female (energy)!
War to peace!
North to South!
West to East!
Man to woman!
Rejoice, as someday it will reverse back again!
H.

P.S.  In Duality there is an end, because there is a beginning! 

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from THE INFINITE PLAN, by Isabel Allende
pp.320:
"Reeves could look around him and see that he was not the only one in his predicament; the entire nation was on a spending binge, deep in a baccchanal of conspicuous consumption and noisy patriotism (Reagun years).  All of this directed at recovering the pride lost in the humiliating defeat in Vietnam!  The world hasn't seen such selfishness, corruption and arrogance since the fall of the Roman Empire!"
Note, I've often compared 5th C. Rome, with the U.S., post 9/11 (2001).

H. 

More violence in the U.S.

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"My mother was opposed to the Vietnam War!  She thought it was more honorable to desert than to kill!  Any form of violence is shameful and perverse!  Remember Gandhi, she told me!  We cannot support a culture based on armaments!  We are in this world to celebrate life and promote compassion and justice!"
pp.215

THE INFINITE PLAN, by Isabel Allende
H. 

Friday, May 30, 2014

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From THE INFINITE PLAN, by Isabel Allende
pp. 215:
(about South America);
"At the beginning, Carmen was horrified by the violence and bloody part of the continent!  She could find nothing to admire in Catholic priests caked with dried blood who engaged in ripping hearts from sacrificial victims!"

H. 

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from THE INFINITE PLAN, by Isabel Allende (slightly edited)
pp. 173:
"In such circumstances you become blind, you don't see any way out of the dead end street you're on!  You think you're stuck forever in the same 'meetgrinder,' and that there's no escape!"

H.

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from THE INFINITE PLAN, by Isabel Allende
pp.148
"…and even the movies, once Gregory's only secure terrain (stories that reinforce his beliefs) offered less and less consolation. Cowboys, Indians, chaste lovers, and brave soldiers in spotless uniforms were to be found only in old TV movies interrupted every ten minutes by commercials for deodorant and beer!  John Wayne, the hard-fisted, brave, and solitary hero had retreated before an onslaught of avant-garde (foreign) films!"
Modern Life…

H. 

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from THE INFINITIVE PLAN, by Isabel Allende
pp., 137:
A great description of what we call 'Nature's Joke' (on us):

"Marriage kills sex!  The truth is that sex is overrated, and when it's over, you're only half satisfied!  Carmen, that's the trap!"

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Note, this is a description of modern life in 2014!
From THE INFINITE PLAN, by Isabel Allende
pp.116-117:
"We've lost our sense of ethics, we live in a world of small mindedness, of self gratification, without happiness, and actions without meaning!"

H. 

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From THE INFINITE PLAN, by Isabel Allende
pp. 99:
" Nevertheless, unlike other girls, she had a seething imagination that later would save her from a banal existence."
Note:  "Imagination, more important than knowledge!"  (A. Einstein)

H. 

BRAVE NEW WORLD (mind control)

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Edward Snowden: breaking law was only option, says whistleblower | World news | theguardian.com

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Tennessee just reconnected the electric chair to execute people!  But, it should have been its neighbor, as advertised, KENTUCKY FRIED PEOPLE!
We love to kill, to destroy,
Even ourselves!
We're stupid!
We don't deserve to survive as a species!
Let us give the Earth back to the more evolved!

H. 

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We want our 'barefeat' to touch Mother Earth, at least once per day!
We want to 'here' the birds,
Feel the wind,
Touch the sky,
Before we die!

H. 

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TV is mind pollution!  It's a selling medium, not an entertainment medium -- all about money of course!
I've been subjected to it recently where I go for afternoon coffee ('Capressa'), something called TeleHit, the latest version of MTV.  Today, a Michael Jackson 'rip off,' costing millions of dollars.  Isn't there a better way to spend $?
Modern life, such 'shit' (crash, flash, and trash)!
At this point, I actually look forward to 'shedding my body,' getting out of Duality!  I know where there's something better!

H. 

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From THE INFINITE PLAN by Isabel Allende
p.30:
"It was the end of a long combat;  The Japanese had been vanquished by the most powerful weapons in history, ones that in only a few minutes killed one hundred, thirty thousand human beings (God knows how much other life?)  That many more were condemned to a drawn-out agony!  The news of what had happened produced a horrified silence throughout the world!  But, the victors blocked out visions of charred bodies and the cries of the dying!
Humanity has committed something worse than original sin!  These weapons will be used again and wipe out life on earth!"
OH, WOE BE UNTO US FOR THIS!  WE DON'T DESERVE TO SURVIVE AS A SPECIES! 

H. 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

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We think Buddhism wrong in that suffering is valuable!  Additionally, no suffering, no pleasure (in Duality).  So, to never be reborn again, is a wasted opportunity (in our opinion).
We (our souls) are perfected, are annealed, in the 'furnace of life,' and this may take more than one lifetime!
H.
P.S.  No Hell, no Heaven, is the message of the Jesus story.

American Pathology! And yet another example! Almost daily now.

What’s Desperately Needed in Sex Education Today | TIME.com

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Our 'number is up,' because we can't change!

More American Pathology!

Privacy under attack: the NSA files revealed new threats to democracy | Technology | The Guardian

More American Pathology!

More American Pathology!

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Get up, even if you're tired, and move!  Get out, even if you're scared, fear isn't the lack of courage, it's the cause of it!  Get on with it, your life, as we only get this name, once!  Take risks, as that's the only way to really live!  Hellen Keller said it:  LIFE IS EITHER A DARING ADVENTURE OR NOTHING AT ALL!  Give up so-called 'security,' for life, or have nothing at all!
H.

P.S.  "Do not go gently into that good night!"  (D.T.)

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From PRODIGAL SUMMER by Barbara Kingsolver
pp.296:
"How could rural kids grow up so ignorant of their world?  Their parents give them Game Boys and TVs that spew out cityscapes of cops and pretty lawyers, a constant diet of violence.  But, they never give them lessons about Nature!"
This is part of the 'American Pathology!'  We're so estranged from our own Mother Earth -- part of the insanity!
Don't you people living in the U.S. get it, yet?  How many young people have to die before we do?

H. 

Monday, May 26, 2014

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from PRODIGAL SUMMER, by Barbara Kingsolver
pp.323:
"Every cup of coffee equals one dead songbird in the jungle somewhere!: (mostly in S.A.)
On the other hand, what to do?  Note, I kill 3 songbirds everyday, or something like 1,000 every year!  Multiple that by millions of people drinking coffee around the world, and you'll get some idea why there are fewer and fewer songbirds (singing)!
What to do?  At least, when you're having that morning 'cuppa' (N.Z. patois) at least think about it… How we're killing off all the animal species, and ultimately ourselves!
This is the definition of irony!  That what we do for health or enjoyment is helping to end us, humanity, the human species!   But, maybe that's the way is has to be…?
H.

Why Online Games Turn Players Into Psychopaths | Game|Life | WIRED

American Pathology!

American Pathology!

And yet another one, the growing violence just ignored by U.S. citizens.

Mother Earth, now trying to 'swallow' humanity!

American Pathology!

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We're, you and me, we're corrupt!  The whole of humanity is corrupt!  Money our God!
There's no trust!
There's no integrity!
Our God, money!
Julianne, thinks this is all 'negative!'  But, no 'negative,' no 'positive' in Duality!   Things can't be just 'positive' all the time!
What we're attempting to do is get people back to the center, the middle,
Balance… We're way out of… ('Koyaanisqatsi' -- 'Life out of Balance').
And worse… We don't even understand why!

H. 

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From 'Prodigal Summer,' by Barbara Kingsolver
pp.  276:
"Time doesn't change, ideas, the way of thinking, changes!  Prices an markets and laws change.  Chemical companies change, turning the heads of the general public.  If that's what you mean by 'time,' changing, then yes sir, we have lived to see things get worse!"  An example:
pp.  292:
"Because they can't afford to grow grain anymore.  It's cheaper to buy bad stuff from a large farm, than to grow good stuff on a small farm!"
It's a strangely devolved world culture we live in (2014), so bizarre (from our point of view outside the U.S.).  The police, of which there are too many, don't exist to protect the public, but to prey on them!  
The DRUG WAR, not to stop, but to make money from!  'Drug busts,' a fotograph. opportunity to fool the General P. (not very difficult), splitting the proceeds with the dealer!
We've been seduced and corrupted, all of us!  We've sold our Souls to the Devil for beads!
What went wrong with the human experiment?  Capitalism, seems to bring out the worst in people, not the best!
'Hollywood' knowing how to manipulate the masses, has 'dummed us down!'  They, the 'money changers' in the Studios,' has inculcated the theme, 'Violence is the solution' (to all things)!
Recently, in Santa Barbara, California (U.S.A.) a young student killed too many and then himself!  Mind you, this kid was the son of a 'Hollywood' film director.  So, he must have gotten 'the message' directly!  He must have felt that 'destruction is divine (solution)!'  
Seems humanity, we've perfected self destruction!  Oh, woe be unto us, as we're all to blame!  Of course, people don't want to know, avoid, and thus things get worse!

H. 

Sunday, May 25, 2014

The U.S. police very dangerous!

A war is building, in the South China Sea!

American Pathology!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

American Pathology!

There's more truth in 'fiction,' than 'non-fiction!'

Lonely Planet lists the 16 best things to see in South America | Travel | Travel News and Holiday Deals | | Herald Sun

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I cycled, first to Paula's to buy food, and then on to Nayjama in Tiquipaya for lunch.   Today, the weather perfect for such, the first cold breath of winter, yet sunny.  There was snow on Tunari Peak.  The restaurant location, wonderfully secluded in the southwestern part of Tiquipaya.   This, is a regular Saturday meal outing, Edgar and a guest usually joining.
I ended up eating alone, however, as Edgar called to beg off.  This a treat actually, being without guests.  I may be one of the few people in the world that prefers eating all alone, not all the time, but mostly.  Having interesting guests is different, entertaining in a way, but also distracting (from the food).  Thus, if I had my druthers, eating first, then talking…
Amazingly, I've never eaten so well in the world, but in Cochabamba, Boldivia!  And at Nayjama, a gourmet meal you can't get anywhere else in all of Boldivia!  Roberto, is a 'retired,' 5-star chef!
Didi, Roberto's dog came by to say 'hello,' and to get a little rub.  I fed the ducks some bread.  But, mostly I indulged myself with Tumbo and vodka, spicy Thai noodles as appetizer, and torte de chocolate to finish (along with Roberto's special peach liquor)!  In between, trout without bones (I don't know how Roberto does it?).  It's the sauce that makes it, we both know! 
Another reason for eating without guests, I had a chance to get to know Roberto better!  He told me some great stories about working as a chef in L.A.  He was the saucier chef at the Beverly Hills Hotel (no wonder his sauces so good).  
We shared some stories about the B.H. Hotel, as I stayed there many times while working for ABC Sports, Inc.  
There was the maitre d' in the Polo Lounge, a guy named Dino, who I developed a relationship with over the years.  Every time I appeared he would say, 'Oh, Mr. Hutchison, so good to see you again!'  Of course, the $100U.S. bill I tipped him probably helped his memory.  Also, it got me a booth opposite the likes of Aubrey Hepburn!  Money can purchase you a few things, like staring directly in the face of Aubrey Hepburn (she was with someone of course, probably her agent).
It was Aubrey, in a movie entitled BREAKFAST AT TIFANY'S, that got me to New York City in the first place!   'Moon River, wider than a mile, I'm crossing you in style some day!'  And I did, the Hudson River!
My life, like a movie!

H. 

South American women emerge to embrace beautiful game | Reuters

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Oh, at 24,
Open the door
To understanding myself,
My wealth of ignorance,
At a glance,
Keep 
Seeking!

H. 

Friday, May 23, 2014

Oh woe be unto Chevron Oil and Phillip Morris corpos.!

American Pathology!

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Overheard, a conversation between Henry Ford and J.P. Morgan:
"If we could just make more of these faster, for less, think of the profit!"
What shall it profit a man if he owns the whole world, yet loses his own soul in the process?"

H. 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

American Pathology!

Maybe they shouldn't have spied on their own citizens!

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This will sound funny in an 'abturd' kind of way, but I'm 'shell-shocked' from Mickal's explanation of how to build a compost toilet.  He has experience doing this in Uganda, Africa.  But, oh, what energy behind the words, wearing me out.  I can't take it all in in one dosage!
Now, he's back 'firing' words like a machine gun!  I recoil, and remind him of the time, as they must catch a bus.
But, a good guy, this Mickal from Czechoslovakia!  We'll build the toilet upon his return from Tora Tora National Park.

H. 

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From PRODIGAL SUMMER, by Barbara Kingsolver
pp: 152:
"Listen, you haven't seen religious!  You're not suppose to touch alcohol or cigarettes.  Women must cover themselves head to toe, as not to tempt men!  She held her hands in front of her face, peering through her fingers.  If a man sees a woman's foot, even her shape, it'll lead him to impure thoughts!  And it's all her fault!"
How this is still supported, is beyond my comprehension!   This is 12th C. thinking, still?  

H. 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

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Arborvitae!
The morning sun turns flying drops of coffee into diamonds!
What is this feeling of Deja Vu,
Wouldn't you?
'We' bask in the glory,
'I-nfamy!'
A Gringo Viejo
in Boldivia!
Arborvitae!

H. 

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From 'Prodigal Summer,' by Barbara Kingsolver
pp134:
" Garnett had long known, thought he didn't much like to admit it, that God's world and the better part of daily life were full of mysteries known only to women!"
Note:  Women, the Female, was the first to know about many things!  Why?  More connected to Mother Earth, as a mother herself!  She knew, for example, that sex led to babies, this long before man had figured it out!  This pissed 'Mr. Tough-Guy,' off, and he's been punishing her ever since!
Oh, woe be unto mankind for this, oh woe be!

H. 

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'Miracle Whip,' 
What a dip,
We thought it was
Mayo, but now
Junio.
Oh, how things change;
Rearranging our lives!
To be whipped by a miracle,
The 'maywhore!' 

H. 

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Man's GREAT INHUMANITY to mankind seems at its apogee in 2014!
It's the 'Rats-in-the-Cage Syndrome!'  There's too many of us now on earth, and thus all this violence, war over land (some religious in nature). 
Religion-War do have a positive aspect, as they do help to reduce world over population!

H. 

Is this isn't AMERICAN PATHOLOGY, I don't know what is. I wonder how U.S. citizens explain this...?

Monday, May 19, 2014

Attachments, this is the challenge!

How art and chickens revived Amsterdam's most unloved district | Cities | theguardian.com

Because we use the proper words to create!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

American Pathology!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Insanity!

I'm for bringing back passenger sailing ships, for travel. Also, the idea of blimps, airships, etc. The slow ways...

Friday, May 16, 2014

Why I posed naked and natural | Victoria Bateman | Comment is free | theguardian.com

China warns Vietnam over deadly protests in territorial dispute | World news | theguardian.com

Ah, the BIG ONE could start here, as Vietnam and China, old enemies. And let's not rule out a nuclear holocaust, as the U.S. pulled into this dispute.

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Gray wolves!
Red wolves now extinct,
Coyotes all over the U.S.,
Snakes, crocodiles, disease, 
All over Florida!
Migrate to a more natural existence, if you can ---
You, and the children, will benefit!
We've gone to the MAX., estranged from our Mother,
Now, even trying to control the weather as a weapon!
We've gone mad!
H. 
P.S.  This is 'American Pathology,' unique in origin.

Now, on to trashing out the moon!

Now, trashing out the moon!

Glenn Greenwald on ‘limitless’ ambitions of NSA

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Where 'their's' a HIGH concentration of meat-eaters, carnivores, 'their's' low environmental 'conocimientos!'  'Their's' more violence, more war!  Less Peace!
And then meat with alcohol mixed, potential disaster!

H. 

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'We're' looking for a Mature Culture with environmental 'Conocimientos!'  Oh, gross, 'their' isn't 'won' for a reasonable price!   Does this have to do with money?
Strange the 'game' played, life delayed.
'We' shall keep looking, cooking up such in our minds, for how, now, brown cow, Utopia ('No Place!')

H. 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Sudanese woman sentenced to death for her faith

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'I' watched a full moon (luna llene) set on a clear night.  The 'lap dissolve,' so slow as to take a wonderfully long time, 
When the moths flew,
When the dogs barked!
And then one as the world 
TWIRLS, and
The moon cycles!
H.

P.S.  I 'no' now that the moon-sun balanced, as the moon disappears exactly at the same moment the sun appears!  Balance!

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Here's an old, interesting homily:
WHY IS YOUTH WASTED ON THE YOUNG?
It's 'knot' wasted on the young!  It takes youthful energy to survive and develop.
Some have enough 'Qi,' for this, and fulfill 'there' destiny!  Others fall by the wayside!

H. 

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That's the Problem…
Youth is laughing,
Age is thinking,
That's the difference!
Youth is playing,
Age is working.
Youth is lost,
Age is found!
That's the difference!
Youth is watching little screens,
Age is watching 'bigger screens,'
That's the difference!
Youth is young,
Age is old, 
Not to be told!
Youth is open,
Age is closed,
That's the problem!

H. 

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Nothing will matter to you, in the end, but helping others!  In addition, the Talmud writes, ENDLESS ACTS OF COMPASSION!  One of these becomes easier to accomplish as you get older, but the other an almost impossible ideal!
But, we try!  We try if we're fully conscious (maybe 01% of people in the world).  The 99%, 'strut and fret their hour upon the stage, never to be heard of again!'   It's as if the 99%, weren't never even 'hear!' 
I believe now this thing we call 'life,' as a 'gestalt,' as a 'total,' moving, evolving, the Juggernaut of existence!   But, only the Creator knows why?
At this point, my 'life' only has meaning by making other lives better!  Certainly Eastern Philosophies 'no' this, that it's the Ego that's the problem! 
As 'we' will pursuit only two projects:  One, promoting cycling as a means of transportation, and two, launching a FREE LANGUAGE SCHOOL, for disadvantaged children.
Ego pursuits, we hope, will fall by the wayside!
Hache

P.S.  People ask me all the time, 'Why Bolivia?'  Simply, we have brought New Energy to South America.

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From THE WOMAN UPSTAIRS, by Claire Messud
pp.60:
"This was the Fall of 2004.  The wider world was deeply fucked, and at home also.  Two U.S. wars raged -- blood baths each, blood bath major and blood bath minor, ugly, squirredly hateful clandestine wars marked by betrayal, incompetence, and corruption!  Don't get me started!"


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Where Am I?
It's too hot in the sun,
Too cold in the shade,
Where am I?
It's too crazy on the streets,
Too quiet in the sky,
Where am I?
The fire too hot,
The ice too cold,
Where am I?
The sky too blue,
The grass too green,
Where am I?
The people too aloof,
The dogs too noisy,
Where am I?
The pain too acute,
The recovery too slow,
Where am I?
The flesh too old,
The desire too keen,
Where am I?

H. 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Here's a great (Chinese) example of enantiodromia, basically Taoism.

"He says media companies will combine and grow — until they grow too large and start to fragment, and are replaced by more dynamic companies, in an endless cycle. In his book, he cites “The Romance of the Three Kingdoms,” the classic Chinese novel: “An empire long united must divide; an empire long divided must unite.”"

The Catholic Church, can lead the way, by redistributing their wealth to poor people!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Interesting... Read THE WOMAN UPSTAIRS, by Claire Messud.

American Pathology, explained...?

Glenn Greenwald: how the NSA tampers with US-made internet routers | World news | The Guardian

This is the 'Age of Separation!' But, the 'Age of Coming Together, Union,' is coming!

Mujica, the best leader in all of South America

Close encounter: What if Saturn swung by Earth?

Sunday, May 11, 2014

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Nothing will matter to you in your life (in the end), but having helped other people!  In addition, the only way to live, according to THE TALMUD, is ENDLESS ACTS OF COMPASSION (for all things)!  One becomes easier as you grow older, the other an almost impossible ideal!  But, we try, don't we, if we are fully conscious?  The others, they 'strut and fret their hour upon the stage,' as if they were never even here!
'I' think life now in a different way, as a 'gestalt,' as a total moving, evolving energy, the juggernaut of existence!  But, only the Creator knows why!
At this point, my life only has meaning by making other lives better, by helping!  To pursuit things only for yourself, meaningless!  Certainly Eastern philosophies know this, that the Ego is the enemy!
And so  at this point 'we' (there is no 'i') will pursue only two endeavors:  One, promoting cycling as a means of transportation.  Two, to launch a FREE LANGUAGE SCHOOL for disadvantaged children.
All the rest, the ego pursuits will, we hope at least, fall by the wayside!
H. (F.A. Hutchison)

P.S.  People ask me all the time, 'Why I'm living in Bolivia?'  Read my BLOK, if interested, at www.cyclingpeace.org/blog/  Better to read, if interested, www.tratrictaoism.org

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

American Pathology!

Stephen Hawking: 'Transcendence looks at the implications of artificial intelligence - but are we taking AI seriously enough?' - Science - News - The Independent

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From THE WOMAN UPSTAIRS, by Claire Messud
pp.6:
'Life is about deciding what matters!  It's about the fantasy that determines the reality!'
This novel author, Claire Messud, one of the best thinkers I've come across in recent history (and here I am living in Boldivia)!  I'm reading all of her books.
What does she mean by these two sentences (above)?  Basically what we 'no'… That we create our worlds from our minds -- there is no objective reality!

H.

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

American Pathology!

Monday, May 05, 2014

American Pathology!

Most people so stupid. Learn to 'think out of the box!' If you want to retire, 'drop out,' move to a country where you can survive on little! Don't move to Switzerland!

Us U.S. citizens... We live in the 'Dark Ages!'

Same old, same old thinking... And thus we spiral down into the morass, from which there is no return!

James Joyce’s Dubliners 100th anniversary: Dublin a century later.

New cheap, environment-friendly solar cell developed - The Economic Times

Yes, we're hypocritical about 'Human Rights.' How 'bout th 2 million Native Americans we systematically killed in the 17th - 19th centuries?

Sunday, May 04, 2014

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I recognize this sunlight, day becoming 'knight,' a flight of sorts, to 'roast those shorts!'
It'a a Fall or Autumn sunlight.  We're moving into winter in the Southern Hemisphere, just the opposite for those 'up there,' going into summer. 
Most of the world's population lives in the Northern Hemisphere, so ethnocentric about such.  But, there's millions of us 'down under,' and we'll send a 'shudder,' rocking your rudder, if you don't acknowledge us,
DOWN UNDER!

H. 

One of our issues, noise pollution!

Bolivia man keeps history alive | StarNewsOnline.com

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Bolivia: Close to heaven | Stuff.co.nz

Certainly potential here for WWIII! Putin won't back down, Obama forced into a corner.

Democracy's Deepening Recession - Larry Diamond - The Atlantic

Who are the real terrorists? They are!

Visit South America!

American Pathology!

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From 'My Name is Red,' by Orhan Pamuk
pp 413, last line of this unusual novel:
'For the sake of a delightful and convincing story, there isn't a lie Orhan wouldn't deign to tell!' 
Guess what this means…?
History isn't facts, but stories designed for some ego reason (written by the 'winners' of battles and wars).
Can we trust written History?  To a point, if you can read with a 'grain of salt!'
Is there really an objective 'fact?'  Not in my world! 
To me there's no such thing as a 'fact,' but again… I'm a little different than most people!

H. 

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Re;  'The Three Peruteers!' 
I tell cyclists who come here to stay while passing through Cochabamba, 'Welcome to Chez Hache, the house running downhill and falling a part.  The views nice, however, and the aires, buenos (as in Buenos Aires).  The valley below (centro Cochabamba) polluted. 
I figure, if you can get here (at the end of Av. Los Robles), you're welcome to whatever!
I'm into sharing up to a point.  No, you can't use my computer or ride my bicycle (Senor Fetes).  Funny story about the latter from Tibet (2010).
Tibetans think you should share everything, up to a point (no 'punt 'intended).  They all want to ride our exotic bicycles.  When I say 'no,' to riding mine, they take offense.  So, I had a way of dealing with this, so they would understand that Senor Fetes is not a hunk of metal to me, but a companion (now of 15 years and 100,000KM).  I would offer this, 'If you let me sleep with your wife, you can sample Senor Fetes!'  When this was translated, all that emerged was nervous laughter!  None took me on my offer.  Had they, I would have had to apologize and explain that I was only joking, that I'm a celibate Taoist monk!  And Senor Fetes to me, as alive as your wives!   More befuddlement!
This is what I mean about 'mental development,' it's horribly lacking in the world… 90% of the world, not as 'hip' as the Neanderthal people!
H.
P.S.  Now, about 'The Three Peruteers,' the 3 Peruvian cyclists that stayed here with me for three weeks:  Oscar, Jose, and Jesus.  They had made their own bicycle trailers.
If you would be so lucky as to host these guys, they might rebuild your entire house!  They did so much for me, and without asking.  They redid my 'driveway,' they buried an exposed electric cable, they repaired several plumbing problems, they repaired several broken light fixtures, the redid my clothesline, on and on… They repaired some items with 'Senor Fetes!' 

I normally allow cyclists to stay up to one week without 'payment,' but this group… I told Oscar (who speaks English), 'Stay as long as you like!'   One night we cooked out in my patio.  They did all the work.  They were great, and when they finally departed, I told them 'You're welcome back here any time!'  And so, Oscar, Jose, and Jesus, ride safely wherever you go!  Vaya con Dios!  But, redo your trailers so pulled from the rear axle.  We might manufacture and sell them!

Friday, May 02, 2014

The Angola prison rodeo – in pictures | Art and design | theguardian.com

When I wanted a P.A. job at ABC Sports, Inc., in N.Y.C. I called them EVERYDAY FOR SIX MONTHS! They finally relented. Don't wait for them to call you!

American Pathology!

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I've been ravishingly hungry the past two days, eating like a starved animal!  But, I know what this is about, the few days immediately following my accident on the 20th, I hardly ate anything.  Now, making up for that.
My lunch today a wonderful pastiche from different sources, and maybe strange to you, combinations like Doritos (FritoLay, Texas, U.S.A.) with a 20-year old German wine (from Rucha).  Filling out the menu was roasted chicken (from ICNorte Mercado) and a potato-cucumber salad left over from Carolina's.  Postres included cinnammon toast with honey, coffee with leche. 
Slowly, my body healing, making a 'comeback!' 
Afterwards, I sat in my reclining chair and stared out at my patio.  There was a 3P.M. Autumn sunlight (in May) at 17 degrees south latitude.  Does it matter what longitude, east and/or west?  This sunlight so 'Autumn,' so distinctive, so filled with Deja Vu for me.  I know this sunlight from Mother sun, so Fall like, where am I?  There seems to be some 'connection' between here and upstate New York, U.S.A.?  I don't know why!
The wasps, the birds they like the lemon tree.
A full stomach feels good, fat and resting am I, soaking up the warm, Autumnal sunlight!
Recovering…

H. 

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The 1st of May, May Day… 
I should have known, a holiday in Communist-Socialistic countries, like China. But, in Bolivia, any excuse not to work!
Bolivians do work, as they have to, to get all those things Mama and the kids require!  But, any excuse to 'party' (eating, drinking, dancing, socializing), and May Day good enough!
Without knowing Rosa and I took the Trufi (van buses) into Centro, only to discover everything closed.  And we were right in the midst of a large demonstration, marching down Av. Heroines, 'Workers of the world unite!' (see foto. in Gallery at www.cyclingpeace.org).  There were firecrackers (loud explosions), impassioned speeches, drums, etc.
We walked away from it all, north up to the Parado.
I paid Rosa for the day, and told her to go home. 
I scurried (walked all the way, several kilometers) to Hotel Gran Cochabamba, and just made the close of their breakfast buffet!  I sucked up an omelette and four small chocolate donuts, sitting in the sun outside. 
I've been eating like a starved animal, the body demanding, in order to rebuild, calories, protein, etc.  Immediately after my accident, wasn't hungry for several days.  Now, making up for it. 
Today, after a lousy weather day yesterday, bright and sunny, the new moon adding more energy.  It's the '1st of November,' in terms of weather, don't be confused by the named date.  Everything reversed in the Southern Hemisphere, where June means winter, and December means a warm, sunny (summer) Christmas. 
Back at mi casa in Temporal Alto, the music started (some 'party' in the Parque?), and I was bereft, as so loud and destroying the tranquillo.  But, it turned out not to be so bad (they reduced the volume) … 
And this less 'loco,' than La Paz, where I have to go soon to renew my residence visa.
In the meantime, I have one more week to recover before La Paz!
H.

P.S.  And so, we 'godt laid!' 

Thursday, May 01, 2014

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Hands on!
Ever notice your own hands, how many different and challenging things they do for us in a 24-hour period?  Thousands!  And we take for granted, don't even notice until we don't have.
Recently, because of this bicycle accident I lost partial use of my hands -- I live alone, what to do?
We survive!
We learn!
We learn to appreciate what we have no matter how little!
Hands on!

H. 

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The Road of Life!
I think honey is funny,
The way it's so loyal,
Sticking to you like glue.
The games we play
Ingesting knowledge
Along the way,
Sometimes sticky, this
Road of Life!

H.