Friday, June 30, 2017

Trump, leading up to attack, N. Korea!

Why not?

All I can say is that my 100€ wasted on their eResidency.

American Pathology!

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Philosophy, to me is a necessary mind mastrubation, as we don´t really know, only surmise the true nature of reality, existence, the Universe, etc. We think we know, therefore we are (Descartes).  
I `no´ , for me atleast, we are GOD (Divine Consciousness) in material form!  This to experience Duality (God is Singular in nature.).  What we add to the `Ocean´ of existence by being in material form we hope doesn´t pollute, but purify!
Some succeed, most don´t!
Some know, others believe!
Some create, most destroy!
Duality… A melting pot in which the psyche is annealed, either as `gold,´ or less.  This is what tAlchemy is all about! 


I´ve played on grass, smoked it as well!

But, not Astrology!

Earth-Friendly Running Shoes Made of Algae | WIRED

Isn´t everything about money?

Will be used to watch the Urugars in Xinjiang, A.R.

The German village that changed the war

Money is God, what would you expect?

A sporting event for the 01%!

Laura Poitras on her WikiLeaks film Risk: ‘I knew Julian Assange was going to be furious’ | Film | The Guardian

‘After getting pregnant, you are done’: no more school for Tanzania's mums-to-be | Global development | The Guardian

Japanese anime‘s new golden age | Film | The Guardian

Celeste Barber: 'I get miffed with fashionistas thinking they are better than others' | Culture | The Guardian

Every country gearing up for war!

Drone footage shows ruins of Mosul mosque | Euronews

We cycled four EU cities | Euronews

American Pathology!

If you don´t think AI automation hasn´t taken over, watch this! The making of a Boeing 787!

Trump will start a war, most likely with N. Korea.

Proliferating war!

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Casual sex has no meaning anymore except to indulge the senses (the `whore moans´).  This is what I call ´Nature´s Joke,´ on humanity, only to proliferate the species.  This, however, is no longer needed as the world is over populated.  And if we continue to reproduce it will be the death of our species, unless some event (like nuclear war or an asteroid) dramatically reduces world population.   Actually, I think this is needed.  My Chinese son, Xutan, thinks Jesus is returning soon.  I told him I hope so, as the human race desperately needs such.
Stephen Hawking, says humanity has only 100 years left before extinction.  I believe less, and in our life time, an asteroid!  We´re overdue for one.


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What is the difference between thinking and feeling?  How do we identify each as different?  Cognito ergo sum (I think therefore I am.).  Descartes, being a rationalist, is saying that if we don´t think we are, we aren´t!  Thus, how can we feel without having thought of it first?
Do animals have feelings, maybe of fear?  Or, when threatened do animals just act without fear causing them to act?


Thursday, June 29, 2017

Companies struggle to recover after massive cyberattack with ransom demands - The Washington Post

Spanish Siesta Culture Lets Entrepreneur Turn Naps Into Gold - Bloomberg

Autobiographical storytelling is bridging divides in Beirut

Obscene, yes!

Ai Weiwei Gets Artsy-Fartsy About Surveillance | WIRED

BBC - Travel - Life on Earth’s biggest pressure cooker

I disagree!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Barcelona's tourist troubles | Euronews

American Pathology!

Money is God!

The Age of Separation!

These innoculations, no matter how delivered, compromise the immune system. Don´t do!

Australian Cardinal and Aide to Pope Is Charged With Sexual Assault - The New York Times

Simple! Stop purchasing things!

Are asteroids humanity's 'greatest challenge'? No, we are!

American Pathology!

Famed Playboy’s $19 Million New York Triplex Hits the Market - Bloomberg

Famed Playboy’s $19 Million New York Triplex Hits the Market - Bloomberg: "Famed Playboy’s $19 Million New York Triplex Hits the Market"

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What do truffles taste like? | BBC Good Food

A million bottles a minute: world's plastic binge 'as dangerous as climate change' | Environment | The Guardian

I plan to do the same, when the time comes!

And I´m not one of the sheep!

Of course, it isn´t it´s bullshit!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Vladimir Putin Didn’t Break American Democracy, We Broke the System Ourselves

Vladimir Putin Didn’t Break American Democracy, We Broke the System Ourselves: "VLADIMIR PUTIN DIDN’T BREAK AMERICAN DEMOCRACY, WE BROKE THE SYSTEM OURSELVES"

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It´s the Age of Dictators!

They´re all the same, corrupt, but we´re to blame!

Scottish independence: Nicola Sturgeon to make indyref2 statement - BBC News

Scratch - Imagine, Program, Share

Cozmo, the World's Cutest Robot, Now Teaches You to Code | WIRED

The Alien Rocks Dusting the Streets of Your Neighborhood | WIRED

In pictures: The empty railways of America - BBC News

Because we are unevolved!

The criminal who inspired a new currency

Crowd catches girl after ride fall - BBC News

Liu Xiaobo's unbearable fate is stark symbol of where China is heading | Tania Branigan | World news | The Guardian

Inside HMS Queen Elizabeth – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian

Ocean plastic pollution in Scotland – in pictures | Environment | The Guardian

Ocean plastic pollution in Scotland – in pictures | Environment | The Guardian: "A bottle filled with ocean plastic gathered during the Beluga II expedition."

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How an independent bookstore took on anti-feminist trolls and won | Books | The Guardian

The best video games of 2017 so far | Technology | The Guardian

Everything review - Polygon

Africa facing shortfall of 50 million jobs by 2040, report says | Global development | The Guardian

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy: 'I know there will be an attempt to silence me' | Art and design | The Guardian

The Fed's secret role in U.S. money surveillance |

How do we know how good a solar cell is? | Euronews

So what's really in the Koran? How some Belgian schools address the question | Euronews

Boy travels from Morocco to Spain under bus | Inquirer News

Tomatos, in ancient history were considered poison, now in many mouths!

And it´s not good!

Monday, June 26, 2017

We, take groups from Chengdu China, up to Lhasa, Tibet. But, this trip not for the faint hearted. And guess what, it´s an inexpensive comparatively (once you´re in China), as you pay only expenses. Contact Xutan:

Money is God, and people are worthless, what would you expect?

What would you expect from Trump?

How crazy modern life is!

Same with the Cancer Industry!

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Think about this…
Modern life, although maybe from the very beginning, seems to be nothing but conflict, some small, some catatrosphic!
People hardly agree on anything leading to arguements, accusations, denials, reciminations, law suits, violence, and wars!  Every adult in the world seems to know he or her is right!  If only you´d agree with me!
Just today, a bizarre story, the headline reading:  `Man accused of stabbing parents over lack of A/C in home´  Certainly, reason enough to stab your parents, right?
Politicians do nothing but constantly attack the opposition!
Nobody can agree on anything!  Yes, there is global warming, no it´s a hoax!
Countries build up huge arsenals of weapons, fearing attack.   The U.S. the largest arms dealer in the world, worth billions!  But, I´ll bet the total spent on weapons in the world, trillions!
We´ve lost integrity, trust, and caring in the world!
There is growing inequality between the haves (10%) and the havenots (90%), nee growing violence!
I ask this question of the optimists… How has this occurred?  Is there a solution, or is the Great Plan for Self-Destruction?   Have we failed as a species?
If things continue as they have for the last one million years, how can you be optimistic about the future of humanity?  Please explain, maybe I´m missing something.
What have we failed to do to ensure our speciies with continue?  Stephen Hawking, only gives us one hundred more years! 
Maybe there is no solution!  Maybe the human race is doomed.
Out of this group, Dick, Jullianne, maybe Jan, and David might respond.  But, what about the rest of you?  We need innovative solutions!  Who has? 
Or, shall we do nothing as usual and hope Jesus returns to save us from ouorselves?


'Prisoners of Gravity': Hey, TV Sci-Fi Can Have Ideas After All | WIRED

Scientists going down the wrong road, still deal with material form. The secret lies by dropping the Veil and seeing the True Reality!

BBC - Capital - China’s ‘Pearl Bro’ making millions from live streaming

BBC - Travel - The English moor where wallabies roam

I think this is a great metaphor, from Nature indicating the end of domination by the male ego. Kali now to bring The Age of Kalki riding in on a white horse. Watch for this somewhere in the world!

Governments all, thick with bureaucratic inefficiency! Here´s an example of such that cost 80 human lives!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

American Pathology!

Hollywoods sells violence as the solution to all problems. Here´s an example!

A grieving father buried a man he thought was his son — who turned up alive a week later - The Washington Post

Something good for a change...

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Yesterday, a little bird stopped by, landed where I could hear it, and told me this:
Just relax!
Take it easy and recover!
Ease you mind,
Why are you so tense?
Being is a balancing act!
What do you have to lose, except your body?
If we make an `entrance stage left,´ we must `exit stage right!´
Nothing lasts forever in this dual existence (Maya, an illusion).  
Time is an illusion!
So, now you know what to do!
Relax, we´ve got to make the morning last!


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The definition of consciousness,
From a book entitled GARDEN SPELLS, by Sarah Addison Allen
¨A side effect of honeysuckle wine is being able to see in the dark.  It makes you aware of things you weren´t aware of before!¨
The opposite is being lost in the dark, not knowing that you don´t know, and are aware of little.


The Vegan Society’s formal definition of veganism is a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose,” I agree!

Is there a link between fitness and socialism? – personality quiz | Ben Ambridge | Life and style | The Guardian

Snowden should be worshipped!

That jeering sound you can hear is Europe laughing at Britain | Andrew Rawnsley | Opinion | The Guardian

Definitely not, what rot, as being out is in, and in, out!

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A contusion
Causing confusion,
The tick, tock,
For me a grok,
As I understand,
Dancing to another band on a special
I hug!

I don´t drive a motor vehicle as well. I ride a bicycle! Healthier, for me and the planet.

Fintech lingo explained | Reuters

Dutch payments processor takes pan-European licence to bypass banks | Reuters

Denmark celebrates Midsummer with bonfires | Euronews

Inside an aerobatic flight: a 360 view from the cockpit | Euronews

Gibraltar BLASTS European Union for helping Spain SNATCH the Rock | UK | News |

Scientists rescue ice from melting Bolivian glacier – before it disappears | World news | The Guardian

Saturday, June 24, 2017

American Pathology!

Going too far, too fast, got to make the morning last, Bezos feeling groovey!

Post modern thought is a reaction to enlightenment attempts to build a modern society. The enlightenment period placed an unprecedented value upon the benevolent power of reason.

Donald Trump: The epitome of metamodernism? | Global Comment: "postmodernity is a reaction to enlightenment attempts to build a modern society. The enlightenment period placed an unprecedented value upon the benevolent power of reason."

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A new Hungarian liberal party challenges the autocratic Viktor Orban

This used to be me!

The woman helping Mongolians die with dignity - BBC News

6 of the most heartwarming letters written by musicians - BBC Music

BBC - Future - Meet the world’s most powerful computer

All of the above at ABC Sports, Inc. N.Y.C., 1960s!

American Pathology!

American Pathology!

Paris turns into giant (and festive) Olympic park as part of 2024 Games bid | Euronews

Groovy gorilla makes a splash on the web | Euronews

The information about the Universe keeps changing, as they don´t know.

Friday, June 23, 2017

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Yesterday, the first full day of summer I was to meet Pimpo at La Redonda in Granada City, but not until 19.30 hours.  They have suspended almu. at 14.00 because of extreme heat (40C.) 
I waited until 17.30 before even going down to the garaje (to pack bicycle and depart).   I had other things to do, tasks, errands, like watering my trees, shopping at Carrefour, and checking my apartado at Correos. 
At the water fountain in Monchil, I filled my two plastic bottles with 5lts. of water.  This adding 22lbs to my bicycle, but going to Granda City is mostly downhill.  The plan was just to drop off the full bottles at the trees until my return trip, as too hot to dispense (increased evaporation).
I load and go, the heat somewhat dispelled by 18.00 hours. But, on the way down, there is one test hill, and with extra weight slow.  I remember a group of teenage boys, running past me up the hill. Then down and at my two fig trees, I drop off the water bottles.  I´ll empty them on the way home later, when cooler.
Next Carrefour, where inside it´s cool enough to attract customers.  I search for the special light bulbs for my electric range, but can´t find.  They must be very special as Carrefour has hundreds.  I purchase what food I need, and then on to Correos.  My apartado (post office box), empty, but I´m not surprised.  Everything that goes through Gov. Customs is slow, and we´ve just had a four-day festival (holliday) called Corpus.  One day I got caught in the madness, Calle Reyes, Catolicos (the street of Catholic Kings) was blocked from vehicular traffic, and crowds were jamming the street. 
It´s interesting about this stretch of the busiest commercial street in all the Centro Granada.  It´s so hot in the summer, they cover the steet so it´s shaded from the sun.  I think I took a foto. of this last summer when I first arrived in Granada.  I´ve never seen anything like this before, the street covered something like one kilometer in lenght.
From Correos I decided to take a direct route to Babels Book store as running out of time.  This turned out to me a mistake, as turning a corner my front tire-wheel got caught in the depression of the old streetcar (tram) tracks, and I crashed.  What a surprise, as in no way my fault.  I´ve made this turn many times before.  Know about the Law of Threes?  i was a victim of this, as I´d already had two unfortunate incidents happen.  The Law of Threes goes, if one unfortunate incident, not necessarily a second one.  But, if there is a second one, FOR SURE, there will be a third (and this can happen over time).  I´d had had two unfortunate incidents before the crash.
Laying on the street, I couldn´t get up without help, as my foot caught in the frame because of the water bottle, .  But, immediately, I saw an Asian woman coming to help, and then some men got my foot free and pulled me up in a standing position.   Slighty dazed, I thanked them assuring at the same time, it was only minor fall.  I had two scraps on my shins bleeding, but it looked worse than it was.  I got organized and pushed to Babels Book Store, maybe 200mts. distance.  I parked, locked to a fence, staunched my bleeding legs, the blood ruining my socks.  This, with a bandana (I always have two with me as I don´t carry toilet paper on a bicycle.).  And wouldn´t you know I´d forget to bring my first aid kit with plasters (bandaids we called them in the U.S.).  So, I just kept dabbing, until the blood stopped.  We let nothing stop us!  Even bleeding, or pain! 
Inside, I found an interesting novel almost immediately entitled, GARDEN SPELLS by Sarah Addison Allen, and for only 5€ or $6U.S.  But, in the past one year in Granada, I must have spent $200+U.S. on books, as I love reading!  And the old fashion way, a real book on paper.  I´m not a Kindle kind of guy, although I´ve considered it as books are heavy and travelling via bici., carrying heavy books kinda stupid. 
I quickly was off to 190 to meet Pimpo, not that far away, but it was still hot and now with two wounds.  I couldn´t seem to stop the bleeding on the smaller wound on my left shin.
Of course, I was early at La Redonda (190), even with the accident.  But, it wasn´t long until Pimpo showed up, and we went down into the complex.  Few people were there, although the older woman, who manages the place, wanted to discuss something with Pimpo.  I dealt with my wounds, squrting agua oxigenada (hydrogen peroxide) on them which I had with me.  Somethings I remember, some things I don´t.  Que hacer?
I wanted to meet Pimpos to discuss two things, my bicycle inspection and the train trip to Lyon, France.  I had translated into Spanish a synopsis of what I needed to know, which he read.  Afterwards, we made plans to meet the following Tuesday, for him to work on Senora Fetes.  We discussed the train trip..  I learned that I´m going to have to pack the bici. in a bicycle box, but he has them at his Pancrecia Bicycle Taller where he works.  We switch trains in Barcelona, having to deal with the bicycle and luggage ourselves.  Granada to Barcelona, some ten hours, including a bus ride.  A swift in Barcelona, then another five hours.  I´m concerned about when having to depart Granda, and arriving in Lyon.  If very late at night, where to lay our weary (at least my) heads?
Being a professional traveller, I´m detail oriented, as I know they determine results.  At my age, I don´t like unpleasant surprises.
Two years ago with Rucha, Xutan and Chen Xi in Germany, an unpleasant day changing trains, and unable to find a hotel at night.  But, we got lucky.
Before I departed La Redonda, I learned from Pimpo he´s the host of a local radio program about cycling.  He, knowing about Salva Rodriegez, wants to interview both of us. I immediately thought of getting him involved with  Why be only local, when you can be all over the world!
I head back, now 20.30, but with plenty of sunlight still..  On the way I run into a fellow cycling named Raphael.  At a stop I noticed his signs, FREE AIR, AND I´VE CYCLED ANDALUCIA!  So, I struck up a conversation, and gave him my postcard, with a sticker:  QUEMA GRASA!  MENOS GASOLINA!  The light changed, and we had to move, as mucho traffico! 
After watering my trees, I´m back up the hill and at Calle Trinidad Carreras, #52 at 21.40, with just enough sunlight not to have to use my torches. 
Once in Atico B, I ate yoghurt with a peach watching another episode of CABLE GIRLS!
What a day!  Another one of the thousands, some 28,000 of them, I lived! 
What a life!


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The human being… Living the modern existence (C. 2017), so fraught will peril, so distracted by materialism, so threatened from every direction — lost really, just trying to survive!  And organized religion hasn´t helped, except to reduce over population!
What went wrong with the homo sapien, a race, a group of beings blessed with intelligence?  However, can we say we´re intelligent, when we´re destroying ourselves?
Ego consciousness was both a curse and a blessing (the beginning of such mythologized in the Christian Garden of Eden)!  The curse, or darkness (unconsciousness) breeds people like Hitler and Trump.  The blessing, human evolution, leads to Divine (God) Conscioiusness.  But, this has to be earned, as one cannot get to heaven, without going through hell!  And this involves taking the road less travelled!
Thus, I have to conclude, the experiment, an opportunity on one hand, a test of sorts devised by the gods, as failing. 
Some individuals pass this test, most fail.  Some individuals through great effort evolve, most don´t.  Some a very few understand, most don´t have a clue (controlled now, robots actually, by the small screen).
Excuse me!  I have to answer this!


Tech Metaphors Are Holding Back Brain Research | WIRED

BBC - Travel - How Italian became the language of love

Glastonbury 2017: Johnny Depp talks of Trump 'assassination' - BBC News

Fitness blogger dies after exploding whipped cream dispenser hits her | World news | The Guardian

Money is God in the world, what to expect?

Chris Froome: I have never been offered triamcinolone at Team Sky | William Fotheringham | Sport | The Guardian

Glad I was there before this shit started.

Teenage boys wear skirts to school to protest against 'no shorts' policy | Education | The Guardian

Britain wants a 'way out' of the Julian Assange standoff, says Ecuador | Media | The Guardian

The drone you can sit on and fly like a helicopter | Euronews

A great novelist, who ever it is? I´ve read all of them!

Golf carts should be banned on all golf courses. They are at the Old Course, in St. Andrews, Scotland! Ah, Laddie!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

And you should too!

Trial and Terror

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What crushed my father in 1956, was the astrological planet, Saturn. About Saturn, from
¨Saturn doesn't make things easy! That's the role of the taskmaster of the zodiac. Saturn commands us to get to work and to work hard. Discipline and responsibility are important to this planet, yet if we're eager to conquer the world, that's okay, too.
Much like Father Time, Saturn implores us to look at the clock (its glyph, after all, is the sickle of Chronos, the God of Time). Is there time for everything we want to do, or are there limits? Those limitations are important to Saturn, and we must learn to manage them. Restrictions are the province of this planet, as is any form of discipline or delay.
In keeping with the passage of time, Saturn governs old age along with the lessons it teaches us. Learning life's lessons is key to this planet, in keeping with its role as teacher. The majesty of older age also brings with it a certain sense of tradition, conventionality (our learned patterns of behavior) and wisdom, and Saturn is mindful of these characteristics. This planet applauds our perseverance and the fact that we've withstood the test of time (yes, time comes up once again). This senior status further brings with it a measure of authority, and Saturn lords over that as well.
Structure, order and the way in which we conduct our affairs are all ruled by this ringed planet. Contraction and the reining in of assets are also important here. Lastly, Saturn, again in its role as teacher, concerns itself with karma and the lessons which past experiences might bring.
It takes Saturn 28-30 years to complete its orbit of the zodiac. It is masculine energy and rules both Capricorn and Aquarius, and the Tenth and Eleventh Houses.¨
I wonder now if some of father´s karma affecting me.  I now begin to see a pattern of travail in my own life, one test after another.  
I thought at first that Saturn, according to astrologers, visits your sign only twice in one life time (assuming it´s less than 90 years).  Yet, for me it seems different… 
The two times Saturn visited my ninth house (Sagittarius, my sun sign), were earth shattering — life changing!  The first, when I was 30-years old, the second, just 53-years of age.  I barely survived both!  Now, Saturn´s back again, at the age of 76!  What gives?  Of course, other planets involved as well.  
Saturn and Jupiter, the two giants of our solar system, are neighbors.  One, Jupiter, is fused with expansion, the other, Saturn, with contraction.  They are opposites! 
Additionally, their mythology interesting:
Jupiter was named after a Roman king (god of sky and thunder) Zeus. Saturn, who was the previous King of the gods, began to swallow the children that he had with his wife, Ops (Greek equivalent Rhea). This because he had been warned that one of his children would overthrow him (this being Jupiter). Saturn swallowed, Neptune, Pluto, Ceres, Juno and Vesta. When Ops realised that she was pregnant again, she had the baby secretly moved to Crete, giving a stone wrapped in swaddling-clothes to Saturn for him to eat. Saturn believed he had eaten Jupiter (his nemesis), thus Jupiter was saved. 
After Jupiter was raised by his mother, his destiny was to destroy his own father, Saturn, as revenge for eating his brothers and sisters. When Jupiter grew up, he made Saturn vomit up all of the children he had swallowed.  All the brothers and sisters then joined forces and overthrew Saturn.
Then, with the help of the Cyclopses and the Hundred-handed Giants, they declared war on Saturn and the other Titans.  Jupiter, with help, finally defeated the Titans (Saturn being the largest) and they were imprisoned in Tartarus.
Saturn still rages at Jupiter for his imprisonment!¨
So, one might guess why a Sagittarian by birth (ruled by Jupiter), gets the greatest, most trying lessons of all!


Katy Perry's "Bon Appétit" is a Nod to Occult Elite Rituals - The Vigilant Citizen

Manchester Terror Attack: Rallying the Youth Around the Occult Elite - The Vigilant Citizen

$12.9 Billion Airport Puts China's Biggest Airlines in a Battle for Dominance - Bloomberg

A Strike in Slovakia Exposes a European Divide - Bloomberg

The romanticism of the Scottish wilderness - BBC News

George Soros: why Hungary's Viktor Orbán has turned on former friend!

The animals are fighting back!

The BIGGEST problem in the world today, over population, chasing dwindling resources. Yet, few discuss how to solve!

This is the BIGGEST problem in the world today, over-population!

How digital currency Bitcoin works.

Daniel Day-Lewis shocks Hollywood by retiring from acting | Euronews

The wa-wa, and the ka-ka!

The Vulnerability Series is an exhibition by Syrian artist Abdulla Al-Omari in the United Arab Emirates. He gives world leaders a makeover with a difference. He takes them out of their fine suits and paints them as refugees.

Artist paints Donald Trump and other world leaders as refugees | Euronews: "The Vulnerability Series is an exhibition by Syrian artist Abdulla Al-Omari in the United Arab Emirates. He gives world leaders a makeover with a difference. He takes them out of their fine suits and paints them as refugees."

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Quinoa, amaranth: Ancient grains hold promising future | Euronews

American Pathology!

Incredibly inept!

This should not be celebrated!

Decoding the ancient astronomy of Stonehenge - Vox

South America Celebrates Festival of the Sun | Multimedia | teleSUR English

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

“Earth is under threat from so many areas that it is difficult for me to be positive.”

Read the speech that got a high school valedictorian pulled from the stage | News for College Students | USA TODAY College

And the problem with the world, Materialism!

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Saturn back,
And forth
Until we are lost
In each,
`Knot noing´
Which is which
`Butt knot´
Really caring


A Russian military fighter aircraft flaunted its firing capabilities to chase off a NATO jet. It was escorting Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu's plane above the Baltic Sea.

Russian Military Plane Confronts NATO Aircraft Over Northern Europe: Reports: "A Russian military fighter aircraft flaunted its firing capabilities to chase off a NATO jet as it tried to escort Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu's plane above the Baltic Sea, multiple Russian agencies report."

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International Yoga Day 2017: 10 Facts To Know About The Spiritual Exercise | International Business Times

Certainly in the U.S., it is!

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From DYING WORDS by Shaun Hutson (Note: add the letters c-h-i, to the middle of his family name, and what do you get…?  Hutchison, my family name.)  We know the same things!
pp. 139:
¨Cassano (14th C. Italian philosopher) believed that all creative people had been given a gift by God.  Whether they were painters, sculptors, writers or musicians.  It didn´t matter.  Their abilities were give to them at birth, but that God would extract some kind of payment for having given those gifts! 
You know that people say that creative types suffer for their art.  Cassano believed that for everything good that had been given by God, something bad would happen to balance it!¨
Note, In our dual existence, there can by no good without bad, no bad without good!
pp. 191:  Life imitates Art!
¨Giacomo Cassano, thought that if someone wrote a description of a character or place,they would be able to see that person or to visit that place!  This, because they had created them.  Casssano believed that art was merely a physical manifestation of creative thought.  That a creative thought becomes tangible!
So, if someone was dying of a disease,´ he replied, `then they could write themselves being cured, and they would be?´ ´Yes, the mind is a powerful agent!  Someone with cancer, for example could describe themselves as being cured.  Then the cancer could be controlled and manipulated by its creator!  All illness, like cancer, can be controlled by the mind, the host that created it in the first place!´The creator can control their own actions within their imagination;  can interact with it because it wouldn´t exist but for their creatiness!´
`This was Giacomo Cassano´s philosophy, that the seed of the soul were thoughts that become tangile!¨
Note:  We create our worlds with our thoughts and the words we use!  
I won´t die of cancer, because I won´t have it diagnosed.  It will be just another pain I deal with. Once diagnosed, at the very least, the system gets paid (either directly from the patient or their insurance).  Cancer, in the beginning might have been a disease.  Now, it´s an industry.  There will never be a cure, just new medicines and therapies to garner an even greater profit!


Why Phoenix's Flights Can't Take Off in Extreme Heat | WIRED

People had more spontaneous lives in the Middle Ages – “partly of course because death was so much closer,” he says. But the idea that wasting time is a sin has become deeply ingrained, “due to the Reformation, which descended like a frost on Europe – where the church started banning carnival and summer fairs, and there were new laws banning public dancing and games. Then came the Industrial Revolution with its great weapon, the factory clock,” says Krznaric.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

'Quiet Concorde' aims to revive supersonic air travel - BBC News

Great Idea! LArche!

Just chillin': welcome to Iceland’s wild, wild Westfjords | Travel | The Guardian

No classrooms, lessons or homework: New Zealand school where children are free to roam | World news | The Guardian

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Woman is the future of man!
Man is the past of woman!
Each plays a `roll´to bare,
To share,
To dare entering another world!
Still, aghast at our past,
Signs offer a choice:
One says LIFE!
One says DEATH!
Which will it be?


Another Bitcoin (digital currency) called Ether or Ethereum.

The price of Bitcoin has hit record highs in recent months, more than doubling in price since the start of the year. Despite these gains, Bitcoin is on the verge of losing its position as the dominant virtual currency.
The value of Ether, the digital money that lives on an upstart network known as Ethereum, has risen an eye-popping 4,500 percent since the beginning of the year.
With the recent price increases, the outstanding units of the Ether currency were worth around $34 billion as of Monday — or 82 percent as much as all the Bitcoin in existence. At the beginning of the year, Ether was only about 5 percent as valuable as Bitcoin.
The sudden rise of Ethereum highlights how volatile the bewildering world of virtual currency remains, where lines of computer code can be spun into billions of dollars in a matter of months.
Bitcoin, the breakout digital currency, is also hitting new highs — one Bitcoin was worth $2,600 on Monday. But the Bitcoin community has struggled with technical issues and bitter internal divisions among its biggest supporters. It has also been tainted by its association with online drug sales and hackers demanding ransom.
Against this backdrop, Ether has been gaining steam. The two-year old system has picked up backing from both tech geeks and big corporate names like JPMorgan Chase and Microsoft, which are excited about Ethereum’s goal of providing not only a digital currency but also a new type of global computing network, which generally requires Ether to use.
In a recent survey of 1,100 virtual currency users, 94 percent were positive about the state of Ethereum, while only 49 percent were positive about Bitcoin, the industry publication CoinDesk said this month.
If recent trends continue, the value of Ethereum’s virtual currency could race past Bitcoin’s in the coming weeks. Virtual currency fanatics are monitoring the value of each and waiting for the two currencies to switch place, a moment that has been called “the flippening.”
“The momentum has shifted to Ethereum — there is no doubt about that,” said William Mougayar, the founder of Virtual Capital Ventures, which invests in a variety of virtual currencies and start-ups. “There is almost nothing you can do with Bitcoin that you can’t do with Ethereum.”
Even though most of the people buying Ether and Bitcoin are individual investors, the gains that both have experienced have taken what was until very recently a quirky fringe experiment into the realm of big money. The combined value of all Ether and Bitcoin is now worth more than the market value of PayPal and is approaching the size of Goldman Sachs.
Investors buying Ether are placing a bet that people will want to use the Ethereum network’s computing capabilities and will need the currency to do so. But that is far from a sure thing. And real-world use of the network is still scant.
Bitcoin, on the other hand, has made inroads into mainstream commerce, with companies like and Expedia accepting Bitcoin for purchases, along with the black-market operators who use the currency.
The fact that there are fewer real-world uses for Ethereum has many market experts expecting a crash similar to the ones that have followed previous run-ups in the price of Bitcoin and other virtual currencies. Even during recent pullbacks, though, the value of Ether has generally continued to gain on Bitcoin in relative terms.
Ethereum was launched in the middle of 2015 by a 21-year-old college dropout, Vitalik Buterin, who was born in Russia and raised in Canada. He now lists his residence, jokingly, as Cathay Pacific Airlines because of his travel schedule.
The Ether he holds has made him a millionaire many times over, but he has generally avoided commenting on the price increase in Ether.
Mr. Buterin was inspired by Bitcoin, and the software he built shares some of the same basic qualities. Both are hosted and maintained by the computers of volunteers around the world, who are rewarded for their participation with the new digital tokens that are released onto the network each day.
Because the virtual currencies are tracked and maintained by a network of computers, no government or company is in charge. The prices of both Bitcoin and Ether are established on private exchanges, where people can sell the tokens they own at the going market price.
But Ethereum was designed to do much more than just serve as a digital money. The network of computers hooked into Ethereum can be harnessed to do computational work, essentially making it possible to run computer programs on the network, or what are referred to as decentralized applications, or Dapps. This has led to an enormous community of programmers working on the software.
One of the first applications to take off was a user-led venture capital fund of sorts, known as the Decentralized Autonomous Organization. After raising over $150 million last summer, the project crashed and burned, and appeared ready to take Ethereum with it.
But the way that Mr. Buterin and other developers dealt with the problems, returning the hacked Ether to users, won him the respect of many in the corporate world.
“It was good to see that there is governance on Ethereum and that they can fix issues in a timely manner if they have to,” said Eric Piscini, who leads the team looking into virtual currency technology at the consulting firm Deloitte.
Many applications being built on Ethereum are also raising money using the Ether currency, in what are known as initial coin offerings, a play on initial public offerings.
Start-ups that have followed this path have generally collected Ether from investors and exchanged them for units of their own specialized virtual currency, leaving the entrepreneurs with the Ether to convert into dollars and spend on operational expenses.
These coin offerings, which have proliferated in recent months, have created a surge of demand for the Ether currency. Just last week, investors sent $150 million worth of Ether to a start-up, Bancor, that wants to make it easier to launch virtual currencies. If projects like Bancor stumble, Ether could as well.
Several big companies have also been building programs on top of Ethereum, including the mining company BHP Billiton, which has built a trial program to track its raw materials, and JPMorgan, which is working on a system to monitor trading.
Over the last few months, over 100 companies have joined the nonprofit Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, including global names like Toyota, Merck and Samsung, to build tools that will make Ethereum useful in corporate settings.
Many of the companies using Ethereum are building their own private versions of the software, which won’t make use of the Ether currency. Speculators are betting that these companies will eventually plug their software into the broader Ethereum network.

There is, though, also the possibility that none of these big trials come to fruition, and the current excitement fizzles out, as has happened many times in the past with Bitcoin after big price surge.

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