Saturday, January 31, 2015

George Lucas Slams 'Circus' Movies at Sundance Panel

Get set go: stunning stage designs from around the world – in pictures | Stage | The Guardian

I quit my job to set up a post-apocalyptic commune | Society | The Guardian

Yes, we can blame them!

China’s Self-Destructive Tech Crackdown -

Eurozone falls further into deflation as oil drags prices down | The Times

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Friday, January 30, 2015

Measuring Brainwaves to Make a New Kind of Bike Map for NYC | WIRED

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From Genesis, 2:17
First of all, these are but English words, what do they actually mean?
Secondly, animals who are still in THE GARDEN OF EDEN (Singularity) don't worry about dying and don't know about 'an end.'  They may sense, but don't fear like human beings.  To fear you have to have ego consciousness which comes with birth (a body).  But, we can't have 'life' without 'death.' 
So ultimately, it's a lesson in semantics.  Once we had ego consciousness/Duality (as symbolized in THE GARDEN OF EDEN Myth) 'death' was 'born.'
But, the only thing you have to fear is fear itself!  Death is easy, it's living that's a challenge!


Communist Officials in Tibetan Region Punished for Separatism, China Says -

Rod McKuen, Prolific Poet and Lyricist, Dies at 81 -

Europe’s Greek Test -

Nine Years of Paradox in Bolivia » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

How a new generation of vets wants to shape military policy

Thursday, January 29, 2015

How Seville transformed itself into the cycling capital of southern Europe | Cities | The Guardian

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From Annihilation to Acceptance: A Writer’s Surreal Journey - The Atlantic

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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A Food Sisterhood Flourishes in North Carolina -

There Are No War Heroes: A Veteran's Review Of American Sniper​

A bad idea, as the old saying goes, KEEP YOUR ENEMIES CLOSE!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Shadow of man on Mars seen in NASA rover photo - Houston Chronicle

A Coffee Cup Designed to Let Astronauts Sip Espresso in Space | WIRED

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How the iPad Went From Massive to 'Meh' in 5 Short Years | WIRED

Will Internet Of Things Robots Take Over Earth By 2020?

Monday, January 26, 2015

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Chilean Farmer Finds 'Chupacabra'; Probably Cat Mummy : Discovery News

While You Were Offline: American Sniper's Fake Baby and a Drug-Buying Bot | WIRED

Running for Daylight (Obama, Not Brady) -

Here are some of the 'owners,' the 01%! They go to Davos, Switzerland in the winter to ski!

Putin, Piketty and Draghi hit Davos in spirit only

Should the euro zone really fear demon deflation? | Reuters

9 years to get to the planet Pluto!

First: "We live in a surveillance state today." Second: "We are at the dawn of the age of genetic McCarthyism."

The Internet will vanish, says Google's Eric Schmidt - CNET: "First: "We live in a surveillance state today." Second: "We are at the dawn of the age of genetic McCarthyism.""

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

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In Far-Flung Myanmar, a Land of Contradictions -

Meet Ray Johnson, the Greatest Artist You’ve Never Heard Of | Vanity Fair


The point is, LIFE itself, not individuality!
The Ego causes us to think we're separated.  The Ego inflamed, a dangerous thing!  Why?  it's unconscious!  It doesn't know that it doesn't know!  In fact, it doesn't want to know!
We must try to keep LIFE going!  Why?  Because when we go, we will have never been here!
We must stop worshiping money and WORSHIP LIFE, ALL LIFE!  And how does that happen?  We must begin to trust one another, as there is no 'other.'  To accomplish this we must get control of our egos!  How to?  Become more aware, basically by risking:
Changing your daily routine
Get and ride a bicycle.
Stop watching TV, less of that small screen
Exercise more!
Travel if you can.
Read books printed on paper.
Give to every beggar you come across.  You could be YOU some day!
Surrender to something greater than you, as, trust me, THERE IS!
Remember, RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS?  You're always rewarded. I just saved a dog from the street.  Since, she has taught me some things!  
Be open to all.  This is wisdom!
And what about love?  Most loving is conditional, and ultimately ends in sorrow.  Unconditional love, is giving without expectation!  But, you have to be conscious  enough to know!
We all die (my 'shedding the body').  But, maybe LIFE will go on… That's the idea!



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On the issue of trust… Certainly it's lacking in the world in the year, 2015!
Robert asks us to trust his sources…
Why is trust so lacking in the world in 2015?  At the same time I wonder if it's always been this way, from the beginning?  Or, has the lack of trust developed over the course of humanoid history?
What made 'Adam' afraid in the first place, and why?  What made Eve distrustful?  Why?
Why are we careful NOT to trust people when we first meet, but let them prove it to us!  
Did Evil come with ego consciousness?  Just because we began to notice difference, distinction, doesn't mean that Evil came with this awareness, does it?
'The Fall of Mankind,' is symbolized in the GARDEN OF EDEN Myth, man blaming woman of course.  She was the first to notice, yet said nothing.  When 'He' found out where babies came from he was pissed that She knew first.  
Is there a reason for this lack of trust?  Do you know what the English word, 'trust' means?  I tried to find and add here the derivation of the word, which is important to me, an English writer.  I went to and guess what?  There must be fifty definitions, sometimes a verb, sometimes a noun, sometimes this, sometimes, that; from Old Norse to Middle English.  Yet no derivation that I could find!  WHAT DID IT MEAN IN THE BEGINNING?  Shakespeare wrote, ""Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none." 
We must explore 'Human Nature,' as the questions more important than the answers!  Our very existence dependent on this!
Why can't we trust more than 'a few' in one life time?
Why should we trust your sources, Robert?


On Many Fronts, Women Are Fighting for Better Opportunity in Hollywood -

The Eurozone Is Not Worthy Of The British Economy

This is how they increases sales. Now coffee cures cancer!

Nature's way of trying to reduce over population!

Explore Bolivia, South America |

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I'm beginning to understand!
When you've read as many books as I have (more than 20 in the last year), you begin to understand that MATERIALISM has infected us like CANCER!  
We cling to the idea that we're O.K., but, we're not in my opinion!  I believe we're 'terminal' as a species, and sooner than you might want to know!  'We strut and fret our hour upon the stage,' without evolving!  One has only to know history of the human race! 
90% of the world's population (some 7 billion people) don't know that they don't know!  They just react, trying to survive in a world of dwindling resources!  And everyone, including me, KNOWS THEY'RE RIGHT (hey, if you'd only do like I do...)!
It's tragic, actually, this lack of consciousness!  Thus, I find it difficult (and I'm trying) to be sanguine about the future of people kind!  Parents with children don't have the same problem, AS MUST BE OPTIMISTIC for their offspring!  I understand! But, I ask how, especially if you know history?  
The human race hasn't gained much (consciousness, 'conocimieto,' in Spanish, 'bevouszine' in German) in one million years!  We're still killing each other, and at an increasing rate!  We now have the weapons to destroy most life on the planet, and within 24 hours! 
In this neighborhood people are basically unevolved!  Uneducated, they understand little beyond survival.  Additionally, there is much paranoia, thus there is little in the way of consideration for other people (beyond immediate family). 
On the hill over there, Jesus stretches out his arms/hands, appealing to the masses to grow, to change, to become better!  They'd rather, eat, drink, purchase material things, ride their motorcycles, and play (or watch) football on TV!
So, now please explain to me how you can be optimistic about the future?


Friday, January 23, 2015

We need a 'Global Disaster,' to get our attention, and change the way we don't think!

Trash, flash, and crash!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Tony Verna, Who Started Instant Replay and Remade Sports Television, Dies at 81 -

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Denmark Cuts Rates to Defend Strengthening Currency’s Link to Euro -

Shanghai Blames Local Officials and Police in Deadly New Year’s Stampede -

This proves 'enantiodromia' to me! We've gone to an extreme, and now it's attracting its opposite!

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Bolivian statistics challenge Peru's quinoa title - Peru this Week

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Michael Moore: 'Most Americans don’t think snipers are heroes' | Film | The Guardian

Ex-MI6 chief calls for new compact between internet firms and spy agencies | UK news | The Guardian

Pope says birth control ban doesn't mean breed 'like rabbits' | Reuters

Fifth-grade girls basketball team holds its own in all-boys league - News -

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Affordable Housing That Families Design and Build Themselves | WIRED

This is what the majority of U.S. citizens, interested in, snipers!

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The Secret to Smart Groups Isn't Smart People—It's Women - The Atlantic

We're Destroying the Planet in Ways That Are Even Worse Than Global Warming | Mother Jones

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From NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
"In short, people are constructed comically, there is evidently some joke in all of this!
I agree that two times two equals four is an excellent thing; but if we are dispensing praise, then two times two equals five is sometimes a most charming little thing as well!"
Note:  Basically, Dostoyevsky (from St. Petersburg) is saying it's nice to have an open mind, as you will make discoveries leading to consciousness.  Remember the quote from Robert Delaunay, PERCEPTION LEADS TO UNDERSTANDING?  Consciousness is a form of understanding! 


Sunday, January 18, 2015


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Now, finally a rationale for all the chaos and destruction in the world in 2015!  Without, in Duality, there can be no creation and order!
Without suffering there is no increase in consciousness -- guess we haven't suffered enough yet! 
So, ironically, all the chaos and destruction of recent times may have value!
On the other hand, it seems to take forever for us to change, grown, evolve, etc., and we don't have much time.  I think we're just slow to 'get it!'
Unfortunately, time is runneth out for the homo sapien (not so wise man in my opinion).
The Great Challenge, not to 'off' ourselves before we evolve!


Marine Le Pen: France Was Attacked by Islamic Fundamentalism -

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Democracy is drowning in a sea of dark money

Quintana enjoys rare chance to race in South America |

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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Need someone hacked? You can find “hackers for hire” online | National Monitor

Green-Energy Inspiration Off the Coast of Denmark -

Seeking Legal Immigration Status, Longtime New Yorker Can’t Return to U.S. -

Latin Roots: The Protest Music Of South America : World Cafe : NPR

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Geotechnical Engineering: The In-Demand, High-Pay, Easy-Entry Job You've Likely Never Heard Of

Friday, January 16, 2015

Researchers claim virtual traffic lights can reduce commuting times by 40% | Uncover California

Thursday, January 15, 2015

They Are Not Exactly Charlie | Rolling Stone

Fear City: The Insane Pamphlet the NYPD Used to Terrorize 1970s New York

The Department of Homeland Security Is Still Stupid and Pointless

Meet the New Cold War, Same As the Old Cold War

Breaking down the numbers: One third of Americans believe police lie routinely

In Bolivian prisons, blood is thicker than bars | Al Jazeera America

This is good, white people protesting for black people!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

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From SAVING GRACE by Beth Gutchion
pp. 78:
"'We've signed that piece of paper.  From the State of California.  If it even might be child abuse, you have to report it.  If you suspect!'"
Another great example of how we're being enslaved, turning us into 'snitches' in the process!
Governments have gotten control of our lives because we 'bend over' whenever they want.  It's BOHICA time in the U.S. as we just take it!  So, I guess that's what we want, to be enslaved, as


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People value material things, over their own lives!  This evident to me living in Bolivia, South America.  People remind me constantly of the dangers of thieves, to lock my bicycle or to close my handbag.  Thieves are everywhere!
There's story after story about someone getting ripped off, mostly recently a woman outside of the 5-star Gran Hotel Cochabamba (Note, thieves go where the money is, not the poor neighborhoods.) 
Thus, all the broken glass, concentina wire, electricity on high walls. Locks, and more locks.  
There's much lack of trust here in Bolivia (everywhere in the world).  Why is this?
Recently I had a Bolivian man tell me, 'I don't even trust my own mother!'  Now, why is this?  I trusted my mother, was I lucky?
On our recent bicycle trip, Cochabamba to Copacabana (via La Paz) we had to have someone watching our stuff all the time.  We were particularly concerned about El Alto (the city above La Paz). Peruvians are blamed for the crime there in La Paz.  (Note, always project evil away from your group.)
I, personally, was much more concerned about our group's (total 6 cyclists) safety from accidents or injury.  Edgar had one minor spill, and I fell twice on a dirt road (going down to the 'pozo resort').  But, these were minor.  
Being a group 'leader' and I was only 'titular' is fraught will peril. Everyone wants to be in the group when it pleases them, and then when it doesn't to go like they want.  I try to explain, you can't have it both ways, ah 'the rub!' 
Thus, descending into Centro La Paz, probably one of the most difficult-dangerous cycling situations in the world, I had to fabricate a dramatic moment to get people's attention!  The upshot, everyone got home safely and/or on their way.  This, the most important element of any cycling trip to me.
Life is more important than material things, as you can always replace material things.
If someone steals something from me, I always wish that it helps them in some way!  They must have been desperate to risk their future.

P.S.  Do I want to bring my bicycle inside?  No thank you, it's good where it is!

The characters, in this Batman movie are as such, as this is what movie goers will pay to see! It's us that are sociopaths, all of us!

Monday, January 12, 2015

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» Police Chief Investigating Charlie Hebdo Attack Reportedly Commits Suicide Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!

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Capitalism ends up being a moral issue, my relationship to $-power revealing my character.  Am I greedy or generous?  Do I think of others beyond my immediate family?
Capitalism decrees profit, which basically means 'more for me, and less for you!'
Why don't we reverse this idea-situation, OHMYGOD, what am I saying, 'less for me, more for you!'  
Here in Bolivia I never negotiate the price down, I pay whatever they ask for, and sometimes paying even more!  A happy seller means good energy, good karma!
I always give to the street beggars, mostly Chalita women with children.  Of course, the handicapped come first, musicians close behind as they bring musica into our lives!
When you give you are blessed!
If we could learn to give more and take less, what a wonderful world this might be...

P.S.  Hope...?  'There is infinite hope but 'knot' for us, Dick!'

South American nations struggle to find new economic model -

Warning: Stocks Will Collapse by 50%

Rob Lowe: Have 'the talk' with aging parents | Health - KCRA Home

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Sunday, January 11, 2015

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The daring art of Marlene Dumas: duct-tape, pot bellies and Bin Laden | Art and design | The Guardian

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America, Falling Short -

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Irvine Welsh – American Psycho is a modern classic | Books | The Guardian

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Art Is Free: Responses to Charlie Hebdo - The Atlantic

Sex, Drugs, and Pluralistic Ignorance: Why Smart Groups Do Dumb Things - The Atlantic

Sex, Drugs, and Pluralistic Ignorance: Why Smart Groups Do Dumb Things - The Atlantic

'A Most Violent Year' Is a Most Extraordinary Film - The Atlantic

Ocean Trash: 5.25 Trillion Pieces and Counting, but Big Questions Remain

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Come relax on exoplanet Kepler-16b, says NASA: Boffins open 'space travel bureau' • The Register

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It's been an interesting and challenging 'initiation' to Bolivia.  In December we will have been living in Bolivia, two years.  And in South America, almost three years.
South America, different, Bolivia different in S.A.
La Paz, certainly unique!  Take Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A., set it down in the Grand Canyon, and you have La Paz!  Now, one of the 14 most unique capitols in the world according to… Ah, whom?
Once, I'm sure La Paz was workable, if you go back far enough, maybe 50 years.  Now, dystopic, the traffic, congestion, the terrain (up and down) out of control!
It's the worst most dangerous city in the world to try to cycle in, around, etc. -- almost impossible!  Note, I go there only when I have to… On the other hand, it's got everything you might need to purchase (even Lllama fetuses), plus good restaurants.  My current favorite, HONEST, GLOBAL FOOD, in Sopocachic (upscale district).
Where I live now, Cochabamba, it took some adjustment for this older body, and still…  Of course, I couldn't have done it, without help from many friends (mostly Boliviano/as). But, still one must be careful about the water/food here.  I got Giardia/parasite (from figs) in La Paz, and still have some kind of fungus from somewhere.  Bolivia, making great strides in terms of hygiene, still not there. I make it a rule, not to eat off the street, nor anything at La Cancha, the huge outdoor market in Cochabamba.  The Cochabamba valley, polluted from over-population, now too many people/motor vehicles.
Luckily, where I live ('Temporal Alto:  north hills) is some 200mts. higher than Centro, the air better.  Plus, I'm right adjacent Turnari Parque, and can walk right up into the hills from my house -- more trees. 
But, since moving into the house here, 18 months ago, things have changed for the worse.  It used to be tranquil, with little traffic.  Now, because of some development above me, there's much more vehicular traffic (even Trufi #103 goes past and up).  Additionally, the neighbors on both sides, moved in and making a ruckus.   I'm afraid I need slightly more sophisticated neighbors!
It might be time to move, but where…?
I have an angel right here in my room, on the wall next to the window.  She came in a flash fire I had soon after moving in.  I have a candle on my altar.  This in front of the window.  One afternoon when I was out of the room for only five minutes, the wind blew the window open knocking the candle over and setting the curtains on fire.  When I returned, shocked, what? how?  Eventually, after cleaning up and washing the white walls the angel appeared.  I've showed her to some young people, who had little reaction -- they don't know what to say.  i need to take a picture of this 'scene,' as she's fighting evil, having 'killed' two demons already, and in battler with the third.  If I showed this scene on my wall to a Catholic priest, the house would be turned into a shrine.  Then where would I live, as there's some things I like, like the angel that I enjoy, and the patio for two… When the dogs, including the one I've saved off the street, don't go 'ballistic,' it's tranquil, at least out of reach of the rush and crush of dystopia below. 
I guess this is another lesson about Duality, some things good, some things not so. What to do?  Balance the key!
Now, we're on the verge of taking our first long, and challenging cycling trip from Cochabamba to La Paz, and beyond to Copacabana.  This something like 500KM 300 miles.  But, it's the first 150KM that are the 'killer,' going up from Cochabamba at 2600mts. over La Cumbre (4500mts.).  Additionally, the traffic is a concern on this busy, two-lane highway, a major east-west commercial route.
But, since getting the bicycle parts I needed (cassette and chain), I'm raring to go!
I celebrate my 75th birthday coming in December!

BBC News - The world's biggest ship - for 53 days

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Tighter, tighter, tighter, we go, until we can't get out of the hole!

This kind of event (the energy) affects all life on Earth/

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

New study says whole grains are the answer to a longer life | National Monitor

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Author Says a Whole Culture—Not a Single 'Homer'—Wrote 'Iliad,' 'Odyssey'

2-years old, the boy was... Now, what kind of threat to a policeman...? Just keep avoiding this, and it's going to get worse, and worse, and worse, and worse, and worse, until it's on your doorstep!

Mom of Cleveland Boy Shot by Police Plans to Talk About Case - ABC News: "Mom of Cleveland Boy Shot by Police Plans to Talk About Case
CLEVELAND — Jan 6, 2015, 8:40 AM ET

The mother of a 12-year-old boy fatally shot by a Cleveland police officer while carrying a pellet gun plans to publicly discuss recent developments in the case.

A statement from her attorneys says Samaria Rice will discuss the investigation during a news conference Tuesday afternoon at the Cleveland branch of the NAACP.

Her son, Tamir, was shot Nov. 22 while carrying an airsoft gun that shoots nonlethal plastic pellets. Police responded to a report of someone with a gun, and surveillance video shows Tamir being shot less than two seconds after the patrol car stops nearby.

Cleveland police announced last week that they're handing over the investigation to the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County Sheriff's office to ensure transparency and impartiality.

Rice's lawyers have said the family is optimistic about that move."

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The secret of eternal youth: skin-tight Lycra and a bicycle - Cycling - Sport - The Independent

Life becomes even more peachy for debut novelist with Costa prize win | Books | The Guardian

Monday, January 05, 2015

What's the opposite of 'Self-Organization?'

Money is God for most!

Letters that Nazi war criminal Barbie sent to Bolivia from prison revealed | Fox News Latino

Leaked NSA Documents Reveal How To Hide From The NSA

D-List Doppelgänger -

Maoists in China, Given New Life, Attack Dissent -

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We live on hope and so there must be some…
We have a motto in our world cycling group:


But, what seems to get in the way is the Ego.  It's ruling the world right now, out of control!  Unconsciousness, fear, anger, violence!  We must get control of it, ourselves, and STOP PROJECTING SUCH ONTO OTHERS!  We're, each and everyone of us, are THE PROBLEM!  'We have met the enemy and he is us!' said a possum named Pogo (from Jack Kelly).
from a book entitled, CUTTING FOR STONE by Abraham Verghese,
pp. 419:
"'Life is full of signs!  The trick is to know how to read them.'  Ghosh called this heuristics, a method for solving problems for which no formula (way) exists!"
We have no formula-way to save ourselves!  But, as Robert writes, 'we are creative and there are infinite possibilities!'  Well, we better get creative fast, or the Fat Lady is going to sing!
Right now the U.S. and Russia are 'rattling their sabers,' a return to the 'Cold War.' I don't think it would take much for a nuclear exchange, wiping out half the population of the world!  But, actually, I think this might what saves humanity -- definition of irony!  As the survivors, plunged back into the dark ages, might say 'Hey, we gotta change our ways!'
It seems to take this kind of even to get our attention!


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Additionally, about the survival of the human race…
I notice people with children tend to be more optimistic about our survival (as a species).  
I have no biological children, thus I don't have to be optimistic for them.  
And some of this has to do with guilt, because consciously, or unconsciously, we know we've 'fucked up,' BIG TIME (reducing their chances).
I think we've failed as a species, and like Dick wrote 'we better start acting in a way that increases our chances (of surviving), rather than what we're doing now.
What would those be, Dick?  Can you be specific?


Comet Lovejoy to Pass By Earth In January

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Sunday, January 04, 2015

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Well, here's the $64 dollar question…
You say that ours and all cultures (humans) are worth saving…
My question, what makes this so?  Why are they worth saving? Why are we worth saving?  We're destroying the environment (for money no less).  We're destroying other species, and ourselves in the process!
We've had a million years to develop, and still very little consciousness!
I don't see it, I don't see us surviving OURSELVES!
WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY AND HE IS US! (Jack Kelly via Pogo).
So, please explain why you think we're (the human species) worth saving?


Grading Pharma In 2014: 17 Drug Companies Ranked

Sherpa families angry and fearful eight months on from Everest disaster | World news | The Guardian

US and Russia in danger of returning to era of nuclear rivalry | World news | The Guardian

The Death of the Artist—and the Birth of the Creative Entrepreneur - The Atlantic

Compared to China, Bolivian students, well...

Myanmar Returns to What Sells: Heroin -

We're killing ourselves, and too stupid to understand...

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From CUTTING FOR STONE, by Abraham Verghese
" Malgudi was populated by characters that resembled people we knew, imprisoned by habit, by profession, and by a most foolish and unreasonable belief that enslaved them, only they couldn't see it!"

This is all about selling, money, Capitalism...

Friday, January 02, 2015

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Five Surprising Economic Trends in 2014, and What They Mean for 2015 -

Thursday, January 01, 2015

What U.S. Intelligence Predicted the World Would Look Like in 2015 - The Atlantic

Memorial ride, vigil planned for bicyclist killed in Roland Park crash -

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22-Year-Old Computer Whiz develops, a way to save on airline travel.