Wednesday, August 30, 2017

“The real art of meaningful discussion and changing hearts and minds is not about who is yelling the loudest or getting the most attention,” says Kel Kelly, founder of Humanity Rises, a Boston-based humanitarian organization. “Rather it is about who listens, understands, and changes their perspective or actions.”

The Christian Science Monitor Daily for August 30, 2017: " “The real art of meaningful discussion and changing hearts and minds is not about who is yelling the loudest or getting the most attention,” says Kel Kelly, founder of Humanity Rises, a Boston-based humanitarian organization. “Rather it is about who listens, understands, and changes their perspective or actions.”"



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It's About to Become Even Easier to Issue Blockchain-Based Coins - Bloomberg

Adrenaline-Craving Bankers Are Driving a Surfing Boom in Chile - Bloomberg

Try multiplying 3 billion times (X) 6 trillion, and see what you get...

Charlie Hebdo’s Latest Cover Shouts: ‘God Exists! He Drowned All the Neo-Nazis of Texas’

Money is God, what would you expect?

This Artist Turns Aerial Photography Into Prints That'll Last Forever | WIRED

Sierra Nevada's Dream Chaser Hitches a Ride With a Helicopter | WIRED

Who was behind the jihadist attacks on Europe and North America? - BBC News

Volcanic eruptions triggered global warming 56m years ago, study reveals | Science | The Guardian

Good!

Astronomers recover a lost nova | Astronomy.com

But Europe's crisis grew out of a gap between what people wanted and what governments and European institutions were delivering.

Europe: The illusions of summer - BBC News: "But Europe's crisis grew out of a gap between what people wanted and what governments and European institutions were delivering."



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Houston Is Drowning—In Its Freedom From Regulations

Because he really doesn´t give a shit about them!

It´s not about protecting kids, it´s about making money!

The 10 Deadliest Storms on Record | Best Countries | US News

What is the candida diet? | BBC Good Food

How to leave a comment for the FCC about net neutrality — Quartz

Day of the Disappeared: remembering victims of the Bosnian war – in pictures | Global development | The Guardian

OH, WOE BE UNTO THE WHITE EYES, for creating this!

The super powers, Russia, China, and the U.S. just spoiling for a fight!

At Pittsburgh Airport, You Won’t Need a Ticket to Get Past Security - Bloomberg

French Bike Couriers Give Macron's Gig Economy a One-Star Rating - Bloomberg

The man who went skydiving in the nude with a violin - BBC News

Turkey's 12,000-year-old Hasankeyf citadel faces obliteration | World news | The Guardian

Sustainability starts in your wardrobe | LivingIt

Female orgasms aren't all that mysterious | Popular Science

The Beijing Government always right, everyone else wrong!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The never-ending violence in the U.S.

I´m moving there!

You´d have to pay me!

Ego maniac!

All is conflict in the world!

Monday, August 28, 2017

An example of too many rats in a cage syndrome!

Yes, the First Admendment!

And Trump aiding this cruelty, by pardoning Arpaio!

Theatre in Memphis pulls 'racially insensitive' Gone With the Wind | Film | The Guardian

Aboriginal art against mining | Euronews

Good!

American Pathology!

Scientists find that the stars in the Pleiades are variable | Astronomy.com

American Pathology!

In Syrian skies, U.S. pilots learn how fast air war can morph

Is Confrontation Inevitable? Yes!

Well, he´s stupid, what do you expect?

Watch 360° Video of the Solar Eclipse in the Teton Valley | Time.com

Violence in Charlottesville and Protests of the 1960s | Time.com

The problem with the world, all disagreement, conflict, arguements! Nobody wants to cooperate!

A U.S. Civil War coming!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Slovenia Vows to Remain Part of Core After Europe’s Reboot - Bloomberg

In China, singing Handel’s “Messiah” is forbidden in public.

What the Controlled Chaos of Burning Man Reveals About Cities | WIRED

What Ligers, Grolar Bears, and Mules Show Scientists About Evolution | WIRED

No, we don´t need to talk about it! We need to talk about important things!

I was not so popular in high school, but now very happy!

Get them out of the gene pool!

American Pathology!

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Many thanks for your words, HUTCH. We talked about this, is a matter of friendship. I feel we became friends time before we physically met each other first at the second bridge of Monachil some time ago. The reading of Salva’s writing of you connected us somehow. For me it’s been a present of life having meeting you. You are the kind of people who show to many others that LIFE is there to live it and the only thing one needs is to be brave enough to step forward. You are the kind of person who makes others thinking, be aware that life is much more than accept what has been given to them, only that you need to fight, be a rebel to step out of the crowd.
 I am pretty sure that we all enjoyed a lot dinner the other night (it was Elena’s idea!!) and that we all share the above feeling about you. Salva was in France; Antonio Fernández in France too; Ildefonso in Málaga along his mother; Toine with family in his nice country house in Almonaster; Eduardo also with the family in Asturias, north of Spain. But all them said A BIG HUG TO HUTCH!!
 Now, HUTCH, you know that you have a handful of good friends in Monachil and that our arms will be always open for you if there is a time you decide to come back to this tiny place of the world. We will miss you!
Cesar Canaveras

Harvey the Hawk seeks refuge in Houston man's taxi | WJLA

Saturday, August 26, 2017

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Most Americans seem dead on their feet to me, maybe shell-shocked, just trying to survive by distracting themselves in so many ways.
The U.S. reminds me so much of Ancient Rome in the 4th C. (C.E.), imploding from the weight of materialism, lack of the opposite!  Evil reigns! 
This, in a world where money has become the God of Gods!
In our dual existence, opposites attract (enantiodromia), thus from the heights (maybe 1958) to the lowest, such seems to be our fate in 2017.

H. 

Keeping up with China’s marathon fever | 1843

American Pathology!

Scorned by Europe, Greece embraces China’s patronage, but at what price? | The Seattle Times

Ralph Nader: The Democrats Are Unable to Defend the U.S. from the “Most Vicious” Republican Party in History

10 Ex–Village Voice Staffers Share What They Learned—And Why the Paper Mattered

BBC - Culture - The street art flourishing in Bangkok

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Think about it
As you can´t
Slaves to a small screen
You are,
So sad,
Your dad!
You suck it up
Like air
To dare humanity!
It´s permeating your existence
Lowering your resistance
To fight the unwanted!
You´re commiting suicide
Taking nowhere for a ride!
Adios to spare
The dare!

H. 

Friday, August 25, 2017

If you look at things as a THREAT, rather than an opportunity, then you´re not in the game! It´s called competition!

American Pathology!

Oh, this not good! But, they´re all the same! They say whatever to get our votes, then steal from us!

Secret of Mana Remake is Coming to PS4 and Vita

Always the issues ultimately about whose ox is gorged!

Switch from Materialism to Spiritualism!

Disrupting the trust business

The city that makes the most expensive boats in the world - BBC News

How Sicilian oranges are being made into clothes - BBC News

BBC - Travel - Why people are obsessed with Fair Isle

Yearning for the end of the world | News | The Guardian

Vanilla prices soar in Madagascar | Euronews

Fisherman Finds Injured Crocodile And Tames A Monster | LifeDaily

American Pathology!

We love to kill people! Man´s great...

It´s only a matter of time until the U.S. gets into a BIG war with Russia or China!

I feel sorry for this woman, unfortunate!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Secret life of the dodo revealed - BBC News

Whick will eventually become a civil war, during which Trump takes over as dictator!

The school beneath the wave: the unimaginable tragedy of Japan’s tsunami | World news | The Guardian

Back to the bicycle!

Driver faces private prosecution over death of cyclist in London | UK news | The Guardian

Widower of woman mown down by cyclist calls for change in law | UK news | The Guardian

“We are grateful to Mama Merkel,” said Ahmad Qader, 13, translating for his parents and talking German in the local dialect. If the family could vote here, they would choose her. “We feel safe and I love German food, especially the spaghetti.”

German elections: Merkel still mighty but gripes grow in bellwether village | World news | The Guardian: "“We are grateful to Mama Merkel,” said Ahmad Qader, 13, translating for his parents and talking German in the local dialect. If the family could vote here, they would choose her. “We feel safe and I love German food, especially the spaghetti.”"



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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

It´s these kind of people who don´t know that they don´t know!

Good!

Young people, particularly male, just stupid!

Trump´s going to blunder us into a BIG war, which we´ll lose!

Fake news!

AH, THEY´RE GONE!

Irit,
I think the overall problem in the world is simple, OVER POPULATION.  People now fighting for resources, water, food, of course, oil!
It´s the TOO MANY RATS IN A CAGE SYNDROME!  When there are too many, they start fighting, killing each other.
Capitalism demands growth, more people (consumers).  The Catholic Church, up until now, more people, more converts, more money!
I ask... What do we do when we can´t grow anymore?
There´s a philosopher-environmentalism in Australia, Ted Trainer (has website).  He predicts a total collapse of the world order in 13 years, 2030.
Why do you think there´s such a rush to go to Mars?  So we can exploit and trash it out as well!
I´m not an optimist about humanity, the earth yes!  The earth has a disease called humanity, each one of us a cancer cell.  But, it will find a way to cure itself.  And when we´re gone, there will be a HUGE PARTY!
AH, THEY´RE GONE!
H.

I hope not!

‘I don’t know how it got this bad’: Trump supporters and protesters meet in Phoenix - The Washington Post

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Barcelona – The Hypocrisy of Sorrow | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

CIA Warned Spanish Police: “Islamic State Planned to Attack Barcelona”. US-led Coalition Supported ISIS in Iraq-Syria | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

Both countries are ARROGANT!

Trump Has Already Killed More Civilians Than Obama in U.S. Fight Against ISIS

China Takes on Hollywood - Bloomberg

How throwing stones became a work of art - BBC News

The only two mopics that made me laugh into serious trouble, aren´t even on this list: Woddy Allen´s WHAT YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SEX...,´ also, Martin Scorsese´s AFTER HOURS!

René Magritte: 130 photos featured in world-first exhibition – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian

The Village Voice will silence its print edition after 62 years | Media | The Guardian

The last thing in the world I would want!

I lived in Utrecht, The Netherlands, a lovely city!

Sowing the seeds of our own demise!

The ISS just pulled off the photobomb of a lifetime — Quartz

I am a metal Dragon!

Supplying Lithium for the Electric Revolution Is Getting Harder - Bloomberg

Capitalism both good and bad!

The U.S.´s beginning to, now...

BBC - Travel - The secret world of Granada’s Alhambra palace

Monday, August 21, 2017

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The swipers,
They put diapers
On their minds,
To control the shit,
But, never learning about it!
Enslaved,
Thus engraved
On their stone:
WE DIDN´T KNOW 
THAT WE DIDN´T KNOW!
H.

Send from my Underwood typewriter

I just wrote my virtual group, that the U.S. is imploding!

Get them out of the gene pool!

American Pathology.

What Happens to Creativity as We Age? (NYTimes, 210817)


One day not long ago, Augie, a 4-year-old Gopnik grandchild, heard his grandfather wistfully say, “I wish I could be a kid again.” After a thoughtful pause, Augie came up with a suggestion: Grandpa should try not eating any vegetables. The logic was ingenious: Eating vegetables turns children into big strong adults, so not eating vegetables should reverse the process.
No grown-up would ever come up with that idea. But anyone with a 4-year-old can tell similar stories. Young children’s creativity seems to outstrip that of even the most imaginative adults.
How does the ability to come up with unusual ideas change as we grow older? Does it begin to flag in adolescence? Before then? To investigate these questions, we and our colleagues recently conducted several experiments, which we relate in a new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
We began with a group of participants of various ages: 4- and 5-year-old preschoolers; 6- to 11-year-olds; 12- to 14-year-old teenagers; and adults. We presented them with a scenario involving a physical machine that lit up when you put some combinations of blocks on it, but not others. Either of two hypotheses could explain how the machine worked. It could work in a usual and obvious way: Some individual blocks would make it light up, and the other blocks were irrelevant. Or it could work in a more unusual way: It would take a combination of different blocks to make the machine light up.
We presented the participants with another scenario as well, also with two possible explanations. This scenario was social: We told a story about Sally, who approached a skateboard, and Josie, who avoided a scooter. How come? The usual explanation was that something about Sally’s and Josie’s individual traits made them act as they did — maybe Sally was braver than Josie. A more unusual, though equally valid, explanation was that something about the situation was important — maybe the skateboard was safer than the scooter.
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Presented with these two scenarios, most adults did indeed explain the events by talking about a single block, or about Sally’s traits — they gave the obvious explanation.
Then we added a twist. Another group of participants saw the same scenarios, but this time they saw an additional set of facts that made the unusual explanation more likely than the more obvious one. Would the participants go with the obvious explanation, or try something new?
When it came to explaining the physical machine, the pattern was straightforward. The preschoolers were most likely to come up with the creative, unusual explanation. The school-age children were somewhat less creative. And there was a dramatic drop at adolescence. Both the teenagers and the adults were the most likely to stick with the obvious explanation even when it didn’t fit the data.
But there was a different pattern when it came to the social problems. Once again the preschoolers were more likely to give the creative explanation than were the 6-year-olds or adults. Now, however, the teenagers were the most creative group of all. They were more likely to choose the unusual explanation than were either the 6-year-olds or the adults.
Why does creativity generally tend to decline as we age? One reason may be that as we grow older, we know more. That’s mostly an advantage, of course. But it also may lead us to ignore evidence that contradicts what we already think. We become too set in our ways to change.
Relatedly, the explanation may have to do with a tension between two kinds of thinking: what computer scientists call exploration and exploitation. When we face a new problem, we adults usually exploit the knowledge about the world we have acquired so far. We try to quickly find a pretty good solution that is close to the solutions we already have. On the other hand, exploration — trying something new — may lead us to a more unusual idea, a less obvious solution, a new piece of knowledge. But it may also mean that we waste time considering crazy possibilities that will never work, something both preschoolers and teenagers have been known to do.
This idea suggests a solution to the evolutionary paradox that is human childhood and adolescence. We humans have an exceptionally long childhood and prolonged adolescence. Why make human children so helpless for so long, and make human adults invest so much time and effort into caring for them?
The answer: Childhood and adolescence may, at least in part, be designed to resolve the tension between exploration and exploitation. Those periods of our life give us time to explore before we have to face the stern and earnest realities of grown-up life. Teenagers may no longer care all that much about how the physical world works. But they care a lot about exploring all the ways that the social world can be organized. And that may help each new generation change the world.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Over population, killing the earth!

BBC - Travel - Ethiopia’s miraculous underground churches

BBC - Culture - The stunning photographs that are like paintings

Dick Gregory, pioneering US comedian and activist, dies aged 84 | US news | The Guardian

The U.S. is imploding!

Bain them! Make people ride bicycles! Much healthier!

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The novel, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Jane Austen (copyrighted in 1813)…
Reading this book has reminded me of a time before machine entertainments, when people entertained themselves with conversation, games (cards), music and dance.
I, born in 1940, experiencing some of this, although radio had come on the scene. But, we still played games, cards, board games like Monopoly, checkers, the Chinese version, etc.  Outside we played, marbles, building cities on heaps of construction sand, hide and go seek, Kick the can, tag of course.
Now, children play video games, and know how to operate a smart tele., before they´re six years old.  I wonder what we would have thought of this?
The age of robots is upon us!  Let us hope egoless robots save humanity from itself!
The age of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, when young women thought only of a good marriage and raising children, ancient history!

H. 

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On forgiveness, a response to comment about such from The Christian Science Monitor
Of course, we´re not sure what Jesus said on the cross... But, let´s assume he did say what is in the Christian Bible... You should read THE GOSPEL OF MARY MAGDELINE, by Jean-Yves Leloup, for starters...
What is forgiveness?  Excusing those who commit what we label as undesirable?
Does it help to forgive?  I´m not sure.  The Ch. Bible also reads, AN EYE FOR AN EYE AND A TOOTH FOR A TOOTHBRUSH!
What should we do?  What should we do about Moslem terrorism?  I´m not sure, as Von Clausewitz wrote,  WAR IS THE FATHER OF ALL THINGS.  
To me, war and religion have one great value!  They help to reduce over population (of the human race).
The human race is destroying itself!   Should we forgive ourselves for this?
To us (Tantric Taoism followers) it all has to do with consciousness, and few in the world seem to have.
We´re hoping egoless robots will save humanity from itself!
That, the robots will forgive us for being so stupid!
F.A. Hutchison
Granada, Spain
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63 million Americans who voted for him, have no grasp of what a great U.S. is...

You couldn´t give me one!

I´ve long professed, via our Tantric Taoism, that The Age of Kalki, is coming, a matriarchal society.

Yes!

US comedian and activist Dick Gregory dies aged 84 - BBC News

Ice and fire: large blaze burns in Greenland for two weeks | World news | The Guardian

Dictators becoming fashionable!

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Compare your memory with an orangutan’s – quiz | Ben Ambridge | Life and style | The Guardian

Elephants rescue tourists in flood-hit Nepal | Euronews

How a dozen young men from a small town secretly plotted the deadliest terrorist attack in Spain in more than a decade - The Washington Post

‘Las Ramblas cries but it is alive’: Barcelona recovers historic defiance | World news | The Guardian

Saturday, August 19, 2017

American Pathology!

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For my friends (but, I´m afraid only in Ingles)…
My last days in Monachillout were hot and bothersome as my affliction exacerbated by two recent bicycle accidents — I slipped on water on the streets twice in exactly the same way.
I sat in the little Monachil Pueblo park writing this while, ironically, Virginia Woolf is quoted on a plaque nearby. This in Spanish, but translated to English:
There is no barrier, lock or bolt, that you can impose on the freedom of my mind.
No hay barrera, cerradura ni cerrojo, que puedas imponer a la libertad de mi mente.
This quote, next to a statue of a naked women, suggesting Ms. Woolf, and an interesting cage next to it. (see fotographs).  I find this interesting, that in Monchil Pueblo, a famous feminist writer would be venerated, in basically a macho culture. I wonder who thought of doing this…?
The day before I was sitting next to the Park fountain, from where I could see up to the highway (notice in second foto. the white line just above the lamp post), which leads to Pradollano, the ski village on the side of Veleta.  Veleta is one of the highest peaks in all of Spain (3400mts ASL).  I´ve cycled up to Pradollano and beyond many times.
The view of the snow-sombrero´ed Sierra Nevada Mountains, is what brought me to Granada, sixteen months ago (from Boldivia).
Since meeting Cesar Canaveras (via Salva Rodriguez) I´ve learned much about Andalucia, as we´ve cycled many places together.  Thank you Cesar!
Andalucian people, as I´ve observed are fond of the motor vehicle, children, dogs, and talking.  They love to socialize, which means meeting at a restaurant, drinking cervesa, eating, and talking.  They all have their smart tele., but I guess this is no different from any country in the world now.
On the otherhand, I found them distant on the street (including passing cyclists).  I would always greet them with their standard BUEN DIA!, but many times no reply, or a grunt.  I´m guessing Spain still suffering a bit of a hangover from the Franco dictatorship (ended in 1975).  The older people seem wary of strangers.
We will see how France, and other European countries compare as I´m about to visit.
Travelling the world I´ve formed a theory about different cultures, having to do with their distance from the Equator.  The further away from the Equator, the more consciousness, the more evolved.  The closer to the Equator, the more sociable, the more artistic.
Both Africa and South America, the least developed.
Australia and New Zealand, unique.
The U.S. the most troubled by extreme materialism (wealth), nee violence.
Japan the most polite!
The Chinese people the most friendly to older people.
Now, I move on to discover eastern Europe, Slovenia, the Balkan countries, maybe all the way down to Greece.
Thank you, Spain for your varied terrain, the Mediterrean. Sea, olives, figs and the Sierra Neveda Mountains.  Thank you for Salva, Cesar, Inaki, Ildefonso, Javi (the firefighter), Javier (the teacher and fotographer) Raphael, Toine, Eduardo, Antonio Polo, Dr. Antonio, Jose (my good neighbor), Luis (Carr Mountain Bikes), Pimpo,  Alvaro (Madrid) and Pierre (from France).  Of course, the women, Alicia (Madrid), Lorelei (Salva´s wife), Sophia (Dr. Antonio´s wife), Sonia (my acupuncturist), Maria (my dentista), Judi, Irit, and Jordane (cyclist from France).  And I´m sure I´ve missed some others, so forgive.
Maybe I´ll return to Spain, one never knows, but I generally don´t return once I have some idea about a place a culture.  If I return to Spain it will be most likely northern Spain, near the Pyrenees Mountans.
My next GREAT adventure is to the `world´ beyond the veil of Maya, Divine Consciousness!
F.A. Hutchison
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www.tantrictaoism.org