Saturday, July 14, 2018

Women of the world unite!

Who was Emmeline Pankhurst?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zh7kdxs#z4bnfcw

Politics, the refuge of scoundrels!

Special relationship? Trump and May's is almost pathological


https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jul/13/special-relationship-trump-and-mays-is-almost-pathological-john-crace

Friday, July 13, 2018

I cycled to this incredible Kauri giant! When I saw it, I exclaimed, OH MY GOD! H.

'Like losing family': time may be running out for New Zealand's most sacred tree

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/14/like-losing-family-time-may-be-running-out-for-new-zealands-most-sacred-tree

Same should happen in the U.K., as I´m dodging potholes all the time on the streets and highways! H.

Rome residents paint potholes to alert cyclists and shame authorities after woman's death

http://www.euronews.com/2018/07/12/rome-residents-paint-potholes-to-alert-cyclists-and-shame-authorities-after-woman-s-death

Who cares about peope? PROFIT IS GOD!

Women of the world unite!

Power List 2018: Everything you need to know

What we're looking for

The Woman’s Hour 2018 Power List will recognise the Top 40 most successful women having an impact on the music we’re all listening to – whether that’s on radio, vinyl or streaming services.
https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=11685403#editor/src=sidebar

7 pieces of music that might make you cry

https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/articles/aa9e699a-b741-4bcc-8a1d-b1781c639041

I´ve been saying the same thing, using the word ESTRANGED. And part of the problem.

The killing of a blue whale reveals how disconnected we are from nature


https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jul/13/killing-blue-whale-disconnected-nature-sea-ignorance

Thursday, July 12, 2018

He will try to become Dictator of the U.S.!

Is Donald Trump's Dictator Envy Fueling U.S. Economy—or Just Repression?

http://www.newsweek.com/2018/07/13/donald-trump-dictators-strongmen-fueling-us-economy-repression-aggression-1010200.html

About the D.L. -- Shheeeesosh!

Things you didn't know about the Dalai Lama

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/30RbqVFxstrRjyhfM9LrQ5Z/things-you-didnt-know-about-the-dalai-lama

Crop marks in Wales, U.K.

Crop marks reveal ancient sites in Wales due to heatwave


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-44806069

Women of the world unite!

Mira Sorvino: casting director 'gagged me with a condom' at 16

The Oscar-winning actor claims that during one of her first auditions she was tied to a chair, bruised and gagged me with a condom
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/jul/12/mira-sorvino-casting-director-gagged-me-with-a-condom-at-16

Women of the world unite!

Sex, taboos and #MeToo - in the country with no word for 'vagina'

Burmese doctor is changing attitudes to women’s rights and sexual health
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/12/why-are-we-afraid-to-say-vagina-myanmar-learns-to-talk-about-sex

Please add Elif Shafak to the list!

The Alternative Nobel: vote opens for a surprising new literature prize

Swedish librarians have drawn up their longlist for the New Academy’s take on the world’s biggest books award. 
https://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2018/jul/12/the-alternative-nobel-vote-now-for-a-surprising-new-literature-prize

An example of Western Pathology caused by extreme materialism!

Sharp rise in under-19s being treated by NHS mental health services

There were a record 389,727 ‘active referrals’ in England in April, NHS figures show
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/jul/12/sharp-rise-in-under-19s-being-treated-by-nhs-mental-health-services

Last of Anatolia´s nomads. They live by goating others!

https://widerimage.reuters.com/story/turkeys-last-nomads-roam-anatolia

WRONG! it´s ALL about money!

It's not (just) about the money

http://www.euronews.com/2018/07/10/it-s-not-just-about-the-money

Neutrino that struck Antarctica traced to galaxy 3.7bn light years away

Discovery may solve 100-year-old puzzle of high-energy cosmic rays that occasionally hit Earth
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/jul/12/neutrino-that-struck-antarctica-traced-to-galaxy-37bn-light-years-away

"We are still really only at the beginning of being able to reconstruct the processes that shaped the evolutionary history of our species," she says.

The story of human evolution has just been rewritten (again)

We used to think humans evolved from a single group of people living in Africa hundreds of thousands of year ago. Now, this idea is being overthrown by a new study that combines archaeology, anthropology and genealogy.
http://www.wired.co.uk/article/human-evolution-africa

LOST WORLDS...

LOST WORLD 

Mysteries of the world’s ancient abandoned civilisations revealed in stunning pics

They show some of the jungle citadels, ancient statues and gigantic bizarre sculptures that found dotted across the world today

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6761740/mysteries-of-the-worlds-ancient-abandoned-civilisations-revealed-in-stunning-pics/

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Women of the world unite!

How tennis' supermums balance family and careers

https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/tennis-supermums-balance-family-careers-180709150844019.html

Why not just stop killing people? Too simple and good idea, as it makes no money, will never be considered.

THE UNTESTED DRUGS AT THE HEART OF NEVADA'S EXECUTION CONTROVERSY

https://www.wired.com/story/the-untested-drugs-at-the-heart-of-nevadas-execution-controversy/

Sports on TV, the opiate of the masses!

LIVE ON ESPN: IS ESPORTS FINALLY READY FOR ITS CROSSOVER MOMENT?

https://www.wired.com/story/overwatch-league-disney-espn/

How to fix what has gone wrong with the internet The internet was meant to make the world a less centralised place, but the opposite has happened. Ludwig Siegele explains why it matters, and what can be done about it

As long as money is God, the Internet won´t be fixed!  H.

https://www.economist.com/special-report/2018/06/28/how-to-fix-what-has-gone-wrong-with-the-internet

Women of the world unite!

Surviving the Long-Term Trauma of Sexual Violence

After she was raped, this photographer asked 29 other survivors about their stories.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/11/lens/surviving-the-long-term-trauma-of-sexual-violence.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=image&module=second-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

Monty Pyiton to the Carriokabean!

Why John Cleese is leaving the UK for Nevis

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/entertainment-arts-44789663/why-john-cleese-is-leaving-the-uk-for-nevis

Still crazy after all of these years!

Paul Simon review – emotional farewell to one of pop's true giants

5/5stars5 out of 5 stars.
Manchester Arena
Performing in the UK for the last time, Simon could have a future career as a raconteur, given the way he brings his vast back catalogue to vivid life
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/jul/11/paul-simon-review-manchester-arena

Anthropologists think they know, but we don´t know the true history of human existence on earth!

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Yesterday, an interesting day, my spirit guides at work. Two events are example of such, although you won´t believe, as you´re too captured by that so-called smart tele. This, for people who avoid such and have open minds (few in the world).
I had my spare bicycle key with me as I´d lost, or thought so, the one I had carried with me for years.  I had spent days looking for it, in ever conceivable place, but no, not there.  So, I was going off to have a replacement made, another one to keep as spare.
I loaded Mr. Fetes, and was departing when I realized I´d forgotten something, and went back into the building where we´re staying in Glasgow, Scotland, 7 Kelvinhaugh Gate.  Then coming out the front door, there on the sidewalk was the key I´d thought lost.  Now, how could this be, as it just magically reappeared right in my path?  Not there when I´d entered the building.
I picked it up and went to Mr. Fetes, where on the fence next to was the most amazing moth I´ve ever seen, the colorful, pattern on its body-wings so elaborate as to be sacred.  I looked as closely as I could without scaring it off, but it never moved.  I tried to take a photograph of it, but my Canon camera wouldn´t cooperate (the spirit-moth didn´t want such).
So, I cranked off to the dentist where I had an appointment at Bupa Dental Clinic.  This to see about fixing a problem with my prosthesis bridge.  The dentist could, and for only 110L (BPS) ($150U.S.) — get a new one.  In fact, Dr. Jaspal, turned out to be a good guy (wanting information about cycling). I was pleased with the entire procedure.  I departed to return in 8 days.
After lunch with Rucha, my German friend, I went off shopping for other things I needed, for one. a USB drive.
On the way back to where we are living, the same route where I had discovered another dental clinic, and the one I preferred, but had lost, up IT JUMPED UP there to my left.  I couldn´t believe it!
I had remembered the front as yellow in color.  This weeks ago.  But then finding it again, impossible!  Any time I was in this shopping area-same street, I had looked for it, as wanting to make an appointment.  But, no matter how diligently I looked, cycling up and down this stretch of street, it had just seemed to have disappeared.  I gave up and made an approintment at Bupa.  Now, after my pleasant experience at Bupa, suddenly the dental clinic I had wanted in the beginning revealed itself.  Now, white in color.  How could this be, and for what reason?
Simply my spirit guides, didn´t want me to go there and waste my money, as they knew it wasn´t good.
Of course, you won´t believe me, but I know better.  I´m tuned into the unseen, unheard and unfelt!
You live in a material world.  I live in a spiritual world.
H.

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After one million years, now 2018AD, the homo sapien has it mostly all wrong!  
From Virginia Woolf:  THE YEARS;  back cover:
`There must be another life, here and now… This one too short, too broken.  We know nothing, even about ourselves!´
What is needed (OMG), is a significant catastrophic event, like a nuclear holocaust that wipes out most of humanity! This, so the humbled survivors might start something better, having suffered.  Humanity only seems to improve after they have suffered, I cite Germany after two humiliating defests in the 20th Century.
This by the way, happened eons ago, with ATLANTIS!
H. 

American Pathology!

Woman found dead in trash compactor at posh New York City condo building

https://abcnews.go.com/US/woman-found-dead-trash-compactor-posh-york-city/story?id=56503375

What’s Next for Bitcoin?

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-08/after-crypto-booms-busts-and-crackdowns-what-next-quicktake

You´d have to pay me!

What Would You Pay to Live by the Water? The Premium Is Falling

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-10/what-would-you-pay-to-live-by-the-water-the-premium-is-falling

Not for me!

Flying Trains Could Be Coming Your Way

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-11/flying-trains-france-s-akka-technologies-makes-pitch-to-boeing

GREAT!

IVANKA TRUMP FACES CRIES OF ‘WHAT IF IT WERE YOUR CHILDREN?’ AS PROTESTERS GREET HER IN SYRACUSE

http://www.newsweek.com/ivanka-trump-children-protesters-syracuse-1016671

Go, Sacha Baron Cohen!

SARAH PALIN: SACHA BARON COHEN TRICKED ME INTO INTERVIEW

http://www.newsweek.com/sarah-palin-sick-sacha-baron-cohen-tricked-me-interview-1017103

Money has become GOD in the world!

Money Can Worsen Our Judgment by Making Us Too Confident, New Study Shows

http://www.newsweek.com/2018/06/29/money-can-worsen-our-judgment-and-make-fools-confident-people-study-988922.html

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Was This Powerful Chinese Empress a Feminist Trailblazer?

Women of the world unite!

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/10/world/asia/china-empress-dowager-cixi.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=second-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

On your bike: how high fashion adopted cycling sunglasses

They should check mine uot!

https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=11685403#editor/target=post;postID=6651881311068208405

Writer Chidera Eggerue on what #SaggyBoobsMatter is really about

Women of the world unite!
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/jul/11/writer-chidera-eggerue-on-what-saggyboobsmatter-is-really-about

Man says he left baby in Montana forest because it was 'very heavy'

Another to get out of the gene pool!

http://www.euronews.com/2018/07/11/miracle-forest-baby-montana-man-cries-arraignment-says-he-left-n890346

Hong Kong: Driving growth in a leading global financial hub

But, a horrible place to live!

Shark attacks California Instagram model in Bahamas

PEOPLE SO INCREDIBLY STUPID, they deserve to lose a hand or foot! Get these people out of the gene pool!

https://www.wavy.com/news/national/shark-attacks-california-instagram-model-in-bahamas/1293576605

MONEY IS GOD, WHAT WOULD YOU EXPECT?

Five Handmaid’s Tale Tie-In Products That Still Aren’t As Offensive As the Show’s New Branded Wine (Update: Which Is Now Canceled)

Oh woe be unto Mr. Malthouse for this unkind behavior.

New Tory Housing Minister Kit Malthouse openly admitted making homeless people's lives 'uncomfortable'

Beers, burgers and TVs - World Cup spending helps UK retailers

It´s all about money, our new God!

Monday, July 09, 2018

Poll: Most Americans drive frequently, find it enjoyable

There is infinite hope, but not for us!

The love drug: can marijuana improve our sex lives?

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/jul/09/cannabis-marijuana-sex-aphrodisiac

Do lesbians have better sex than straight women?

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/jul/09/do-lesbians-have-better-sex-than-straight-women

Friday, July 06, 2018

Dump Trump!

Is this the US president most like Trump?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-44688337

The problem is over population in the world, and something no one wants to talk about. Too many people chasing dwindling resources!

Lions Eat Men Suspected of Poaching Rhinos. Some Saw ‘Karma.’

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/06/world/africa/south-africa-lions-poachers.html?action=click&module=Trending&pgtype=Article&region=Footer&contentCollection=Trending

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Day two, returning to Glasgow… A study in finding your way…
Hurrah, hurrah the 2nd of July, outdoor sex begins today!  What a stupid old line we used when young, noting the beginning of Spring, the 1st of May (rhymes better):  Hurrah, hurrah, the fist of May, outdoor sex begins today!
It was a cooller via overcast, perfect for exertion (cycling back to Glasgow).
Up early and having had another good breakfast I cycled off to find a bicycle shop.  Too early, I cycled around early Monday morning Stirling.
I finally found the bicycle shop, directed to such by a passing cyclist.  It is called, Velocity, a clever name, as bicycle in French is velo!
I didn´t have to wait very long as it opened at 0930, a woman inviting me inside.  I needed the tires pumped for 1L, no problem, and she did most of the work.  Since I had lost my high-visibility vest, I asked for another, but she only had the straps, which made no sense to me.
So, I went off heading for Glasgow, some 30 miles / 47KM distance, but in going-to-work Monday morning traffic madness.
Finally, after an hour I as up (some hills) to the roundabout where I remembered I´d come via the shortcut, the man had explained two days ago. However, the traffic sign said Denny to the left which confused me.  But, you have to remember what I thought was Denny two days ago, turned out to be Bonneybridge. I kept with my intuition, or should have, as within 100 meters, I started having doubts, stopped and asked two women walking the direction to Denny.  They said back the way I´d come like the traffic sign indicated.  So I turned around and went toward Denny (big mistake)!
In Denny nothing looked familar, so I went to their Library.  Note, librarys around the western world very good for information.  The woman behind the counter was bereft, but indicated a man who would know.  The man explained that my Tesco Express was in Bonneybridge, and I have to go back two miles, and take the first left after going under the RR bridge.  Which I did.
After a couple of kilometers, maybe one mile it began to look familiar, but then at a roundabout, indecision.  I stopped and was about to ask an approaching woman, when lo and behod a van passed with the SAME man, having spotted me, yelling and pointing for me to continue straight ahead.  Now, what are the odds of this happening?  One in a millon!  Another example, of my guarding angels appearing when needed.
It wasn´t long before I was back on bicycle path 574, going slightly downhill, and now with a helping wind. I sailed along, even recording some video for IN SEARCH OF SCOTLAND!  Plus, the sun was out and basically a glorious day.
I stopped in Kirkintilloch, and ate my sandwich, muffin, sitting on a deck overlooking the canal.  But, when invaded by out-of-control children, I moved a block away sitting on a bench a church provided.
Here, watching the passing traffic, I learned, via a passing bus AD, that Nestle, the Swiss corpo., has infused coffee with nitrogen and selling it in cans.  I suppose some people stupid enough to purchase!  Younger naive people, of course.
I was looking for a cuppa, but not infused with nitrogen out of an aluminum can!
And just ahead on the bicycle path was the perfect place, an outdoor cafe, where I could park Mr. Fetes without locking it to something.
Here I ordered a Latte, stupidly I might add (I blame my older mind.).  Had I just taken the time and read the instructions I could have saved my embarrasment.  They had patience with me, however, while returned outside twice to get the number of the table. Apple crumble takes time, and they deliver. But, they needed the number of the table to deliver, which, if I would have taken time and read the instructions, I would have saved time and embarrasment.
It was worth the wait, this apple crumble (English dessert), while the baby at the next table became fascinated with me. 
Babies look at me for some reason, for sure my aura.  Or, maybe I know how to communicate with them.
The next couple of hours went sailing along, but then nearing Glasgow, at another decision point, I decided to follow the Canal, rather than retrace the route I´d taken two days ago. But, then more indicision, as I began to see signs that said, center Glasgow only 2.5 distance.  I tend to over think the situation, as I know directions without looking at a compass.  In the military, I was the scout that could lead our squad at night, wherever — I can tell directions without a compass.  Although cycling in the Southern Hemisphere, where everthing is reversed, I used to get lost.  Note, in the winter in Australia, the sun is lower north, not south, like in the Northern Hemisphere.
After finding an `outdoor´ toilet, I stopped and asked a man which way to Kelvin Grove (where Rucha and I are living at the moment).  Young people always then go to their smart tele., Google maps, which indicated I need to go back.  But, I thought this wrong (Google not always right on).  And since this young man was from the Czech Republic, his English not so good, he suggested another cyclist who had stopped just a few meters (yards for you English people) away.  This guy, also helpful, a part of the Thumb Tribe, offered said the same.  We finally agreed I should take the road adjacent, which I did, but now back on the racetrack!
From there I followed my instinct, and sure enough, after confirming where the Botanical Garden was, ended up right on Hyndland Street, passing Bob and Sara´s flat.
From there easy as familiar, and I was back at Kelvin Gate 5/building 7 in no time, and still alive!  Always when I returned safely from cycling in Glasgow I recite, DEFIED DEATH AGAIN!
The trip back had taken six hours (same as going), but I´d stopped to rest-eat for more than one hours, so I counted 5 hours for 30 miles / 47KM or an average of 6mph / 9KM. 
I´m getting stronger/faster, although mucho cansado (tired) when back in my room.
Now, however, I can truly say that I´ve cycled Scotland!
Next, cycling Scotland wearing a skilt!
www.skilt.co
H.

Thursday, July 05, 2018

I wonder if I can get a quanity discount?

Want a Tour de France-Level Bike? That’ll Be About $12,000

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-06/want-a-tour-de-france-level-bike-that-ll-be-about-12-000

Plastics, my boy, plastics!

Five tonnes of plastic waste from the sea is transformed into a leaping 12 metre tall whale in Belgium's Bruges canal

http://www.euronews.com/2018/07/05/five-tonnes-of-plastic-waste-from-the-sea-is-transformed-into-a-leaping-12-metre-tall-whal

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My cycling adventure to Stirling, Scotland, 30 June, 01 July, 2018.
As the suns (Aren´t they´re more than one?)  masw the green of the ivy on the house across the street I wrote about my 2-day trip from Glasgow to Stirling.  This, to investigate the Stirling area as a possible place to live.  Glasgow, too big, too crazy for me.
I sat in a small room in the Southfield Bed and Breakfast in Stirling, recovering from an arduous day, cycling only some 24 miles / 40 KM, but nonetheless, challenging for me.  I´m older and not 100% as suffering from a variety of aliments.  One, a cracked rib, from a fall.
I had set off from Kelvin Gate 5/7 in Glasgow by 0845 to find my way to the bicycle path that parallels the Forth and Clyde Canal, all the way to Edinburgh,  #574.  But, I knew to take the highway from Denny, directly to Stirling.
I´d checked my Glasgow Bicycle Map, and took a street which supposedly led to the path, but what a labrinth I ended up in, finally having to ask a woman cyclist.  Rather than explaining, she said to follow her, which I did through alleys and streets, finally into the Botanical Garden where she left me, explaining how to find my way.  Well, it, like so many large cities, confusing, going this way and that.  But, I finally made my way to the Canal, with the help of others.
I must say at this point how glad I am in the home of my ancestors to discover so many nice, friendly, and helpful people.  Some even stopping what they´re doing, to lead me to where I need to go. But, here I am in a land where my native language (English) is spoken, yet I can´t understand the Scot´s dialect. Plus, as always they talk too fast, and with my hearing loss, What?  Can you repeat that?
It was in the case of the Canal, which I didn´t even know existed, a matter of doubling back, under a bridge, to continue following the Canal on bicycle path #574.  But, once on the Canal path, going on for ten miles many people out there on a Saturday, Cycling, walking dogs, kayaking, etc..  It slightly uphill and against the prevailing wind.  It took longer, as having to rest.  I had foolishly thought I´d go, investigate, and return in one day.  I had told myself, if too arduous, or I got tired I´d turn back.  I think I fool myself so often, as I´m the kind to always press on into the unknown.
Then, I finally got to a burgh called, Denny, or so I thought it was Denny.  And it was here I stopped at a Tesco Express (food market) to replinish food and drink.  I asked how to get to Stiriling, and a man gave me directions, a short cut, and I managed, although, after cranked up a hill I had second thoughts, went back down thinking I´d made a mistake.   No, I was going right, and had to climb the hill a second time.
It´s not always the distance in miles or kilometers, nor time, but the energy expended to get there.  And I was beginning to expend too much.  But, the weather was gloriously grand and I just kept going…  We let nothing stop us!
The highway (A872) into Stirling too busy, with the incessant sound of the passing motor vehicle.  No wonder the majority of cyclists, avoid streets and highways.  I even got yelled at for holding up a motorist some micro-seconds.
I didn´t reach the cneter of Stirling, passing the `Battle of Bannockburn´ Park,(where Robert the Bruce, defeated the English, gaining Scots independence).  I arrived Stirling at 15.15, after some six hours on the road.  This to traverse 30 miles, a very slow mph of 5 or 7.5KM.  Normally, in the past my average 6 miles / 10KM per.
Once in Stirling I had to rest, and wanted to eat, so I sought a park bench, found one, sat down in the sun, and rested my sore feet.  While eating a young man came, slightly enebriated, begging for change, and I gave him 1L and he thanked me profusely.
Now, by 16.00, I knew I couldn´t return to Glasgow, too tired, so I had to find a bed for at least one night.  I started to crank around, discovered Stirling, at least the western part of the center, steep hills leading to the Castle. And one way streets!
Who, in God´s name invented one-way streets that end nowhere — the bain of my cycling existence! 
At every guest house, and hotel, they were booked solid, as I´d been stupid enough not to think about, to plan ahead.  It was a Saturday evening, during their high season, summer.  Few tourists visit Scotland in the summer!  I pondered what to do.  There were two options, one cranking back to Denny, seeing on the highway places advertised, or hiring a taxi to take me back to Stirling.  But, since I was there it made no sense to depart, without first checking out the area.
I started to retrace my route, heading toward Denny.  But, still in center Stirling, saw a B&B, on my right, and decided to check it out.  No, nothing there, but she said there was another just two houses back.  I went, and the man said, yes that had a single, and relief flooded my body.  And, for only 45L per.  Back at one hotel, a 4-star (I was semi-desperate.), the Bridal Suite was avaiable, for 250L per. 50 years younger, I might have paid the tab, hired some hookers, and had a party!
In my room at the Southfield B&B, I managed a quick shower, and then fell on the bed.  It was but 18.00 the sun still high in the sky. I think I slept 12 hours!
The next morning I was there, downstairs, for breakfast at 07.45. And it was worth more than the price, as included.  I ate porridge, with honey, toast with butter and orange marmalade, and several cups of coffee.  It was great and I felt revived!
Out walking, I headed up for Stirling Castle, as curious. I arrived at a huge parking lot filled with buses, reminding me of China. The Chinese tourist always goes in a group in a bus, with a camera.
I didn´t pay the 12L / $15U.S. entrance fee, as not much for castles crammed with tourists.  I did take many photographs during the day, all available at www.cyclingpeace.org
Because I hadn´t planned to stay overnight in Stirling, I hadn´t brought anything, nada, not my vitamins, not any clothes to sleep in, no toiletries.  Nada!
How completely stupid of me, as I know better.  I now, in retrospect, wonder why I wasn´t thinking!   Maybe old age, maybe just to learn the lesson for the 50th time, AGAIN!  PLAN AHEAD FOR CHANGE IN ITENERARY!  ALWAYS TAKE MINIMUM WHATEVER IN CASE STAYING OVERNIGHT.
So, i went shopping, ending up in a Mark and Spensers, a upscale department store, the kind I never partake of, unless, no other choise.  Here I purchased a pair of shorts and t-shirt to sleep in, the tab some $25 U.S.  But, the items of good quality.  NOT MADE IN CHINA!
Then, I purchased a bunch of vitamins, including ginseng!  I´m a vitamin kind of guy, without medical insurance.
Note, I´m planning my own SHEDDING OF THE BODY, my way!  It won´t be in a hospital!
Next, I found a huge supermarket, where I bought more of my kind of food.
Back in my B&B I went to bed early again, as had planned to depart and return to Glasgow, the next day, a Monday.
A cycling adventure for sure, it was.  But, as Helen Keller said, LIFE IS A DARING ADVENTURE OR NOTHING AT ALL!
H.

Women of the world unite!

While promising liberation and endless possibility, the culture of the decade drove us relentlessly in pursuit of perfection.

By Eve Fairbanks

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/jul/05/we-believed-we-could-remake-ourselves-any-way-we-liked-how-the-1990s-shaped-metoo

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Oh, woe be unto Israel for this!

Palestinians, prepare to demolish village

World Cup 2018 quiz: How big a football fan are you?

Sports on TV, the opiate of the masses!
H.

From Australia, a good idea!

Putting death on the school timetable

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44689506

Women of the world unite!

A man raped me, another tried to. They were not animals. They were men!

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jul/05/a-man-raped-me-another-tried-to-they-were-not-animals-they-were-men

American Pathology!

One dead after shooting at Kansas school; suspect in custody

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2018/07/03/One-dead-after-shooting-at-Kansas-school-suspect-in-custody/8991530633725/?utm_source=sec&utm_campaign=sl&utm_medium=16

American Pathology!



92-year-old woman kills son who wanted to take her to assisted-living home, police say

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2018/07/03/92-year-old-woman-kills-son-who-wanted-to-take-her-to-assisted-living-home-police-say/1251530665607/?utm_source=sec&utm_campaign=sl&utm_medium=7

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

030818 BLOK

030818 BLOK
Richard, I´m afraid it is necessary to suffer to achieve enlightenment. -- although it´s natural for people to avoid for obvious reasons!  I can understand you not being completely convinced.
Hey, who wants to suffer?
Yet, is the message of the Christ-Jesus story, to die of the ego-body to gain immortal life!
Christians miss the point.  They think by attending church, being pious, donating money they can gain heaven.
Heaven and Hell only exist here in this realm, giving us the opportunity to go through Hell to gain Heaven (enlightened Spirit).
H.

Monday, July 02, 2018

Why the FDA Is High on a Marijuana Drug

Money!
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-29/first-marijuana-drug-to-win-fda-approval-treats-rare-seizures

Women of the world unite!

Supporting women's entrepreneurship in Europe

http://www.euronews.com/2018/06/29/supporting-women-s-entrepreneurship-in-europe

Feeling good: positive stories from the week

http://www.euronews.com/2018/06/29/feeling-good-positive-stories-from-the-week

American Pathology!

3-year-old dies after Boise birthday party stabbing

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2018/07/02/3-year-old-dies-after-Boise-birthday-party-stabbing/7671530556849/?utm_source=sec&utm_campaign=sl&utm_medium=10

American Pathology!

New York State Trooper shot dead by suicidal man, police say

Let us hope!

Blood Moon 2018: Eclipse over Jerusalem signals end of the world is near - SHOCK CLAIM