Sunday, December 30, 2018

Always project wrongdoing onto someone else. Never take responsibility for your actions... The way of modern politices!

Trump Blames Democrats Over Deaths of Migrant Children in U.S. Custody

  • President Trump’s tweets were his first public remarks on the deaths of two children in detention at the southwest border this month.
  • Many of the circumstances surrounding the boy’s death remain unknown, and the father of the girl has disputed the claim that she had been dehydrated before being detained.

People so stupid! They have children, without really understanding what this is all about. Then they can´t even talk to the children they´ve created about how it happened! THERE IS INFINITE HOPE, BUT NOT FOR US! (F. KAFKA)

How to talk to your children about sex

It’s no easy task for parents, but there are ways to start this crucial conversation

Saturday, December 29, 2018

We would no longer live in a democracy. Like his increasing attacks on critics in the press, these are all aspects of his growing authoritarianism. We normalize them at our peril.

America’s new year’s resolution: impeach Trump and remove him

The shutdown, attacks on the judiciary, the politicization of the military. All confirm it: Congress must impeach. Now

Friday, December 28, 2018

Free diving, women!

http://www.bbc.com/reel/video/p06bjxn8/-you-are-truly-free-while-freediving-

Women of the world unite!

Marielle and Monica: the LGBT activists resisting Bolsonaro

https://www.theguardian.com/international

It´s all abiyt nibet!

How 'Monkey Christ' brought new life to a quiet Spanish town

Cecilia Giménez is proud of her amateur restoration, which has bolstered tourism to Borja and helped fund a care home

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/28/how-monkey-christ-brought-new-life-to-a-quiet-spanish-town

Women, best don´t get pregnant if possible. Second, if pregnant, have the baby at home with a midwife!

Mothers are being abused during childbirth. We need our own #MeToo

Many women are scared to speak out about their treatment at the hands of medical professionals as they give birth

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/dec/28/mothers-abused-childbirth-metoo-movement-women-give-birth

“They tell me what it is to be a woman. Be nice, be supportive, be pretty but not too pretty, be thin but not too thin, be sexy but not too sexy, be successful but not too successful. … But I don’t want to flirt and mother them, flirt and mother, flirt and mother. I don’t want to flirt with you because I don’t want to fuck you, and I don’t want to mother you because I am not your mother. … I just want to work, mate. Is that OK? Talk and be heard, be talked to and listen. Male ego. Stop getting in the way.”

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/dec/28/keira-knightley-i-cant-act-flirt-or-mother-to-get-voice-heard

No secret! I am a citizen of the world, not one country. It´s flags and borders that are causing all the violence. I´m starting an organization entitled, CITIZENS WITHOUT BORDERS!

WHAT´S YOUR SECRET NATIONALITY?

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20180409-whats-your-secret-nationality

I´d vote for her!

Angelina Jolie hints at move into politics


https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46699457

Women of the world unite!

The teenager who set out to reform Bolivia's broken record on rape justice

At the age of 17, Brisa De Angulo founded A Breeze of Hope to support other child survivors of sexual abuse. Today, it has 100% conviction rates and has helped change laws on rape
https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/dec/28/teenager-reform-bolivia-broken-record-justice-brisa-de-angulo-breeze-of-hope

American Pathology!

More photos emerge of man suspected of killing Newman Police Department corporal

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Video games of 2018

https://www.theguardian.com/games/2018/dec/27/a-hidden-gem-readers-on-their-top-video-games-of-2018

Bye, bye Miss American Pie Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry And them good ole boys were drinking whiskey and rye Singin' this'll be the day that I die This'll be the day that I die!

Hate crimes are as American as apple pie

The US has a long history of hate crimes, but has seen a rise in recent years. The victims of these crimes should have a voice

What a sleaze-bag president we have! H.

Queens Podiatrist’s Family Says He Helped Trump Avoid Vietnam

PoliticsDec. 26

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

American Pathology!

'These families had their kids in his lap': Georgia dad charged in the deaths of his two teenage children found buried in their backyard worked as a Walmart SANTA CLAUS days before his arrest

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6530919/Georgia-dad-charged-deaths-two-teen-children-worked-Walmart-SANTA-CLAUS-arrest.html

What does it mean if the hole in the ISS was drilled from the inside?

What a stupid question, people dumbed down by 2018.  It simply means it was an inside job!
H.

We have met the enemy and he is us!

If we want a different politics, we need another revolutionary: Freud


https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/dec/26/politics-sigmund-freud-revolutionary-marx

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People seek laughter and fun being a part of a group.  This has never been a  pursuit or goal of mine.  People always ask me, knowing that I´m mostly by myself, don´t you get lonely?  Well, yes, occasionally, but for only certain people at certain times, not for people in general all the time!
The young seek human contact, friends as needed.  When older, at least for me, I seek peace and tranquility!
What has been important to me is a different life, one seeking answers to the riddle of life.  And now approaching 80 years of age, I´m closer.  Closer to what?  Peace of mind having overcome materialism.
I´ve never been a householder, but a perceivingholder.  I perceive, therefore I am!
H.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2018/dec/26/wildlife-photographer-of-the-year-peoples-choice-award-2019-in-pictures


Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Oh, WOE BE UNTO TRUMP FOR THIS! MAY ALL THE 7 DEPREDATIONS, FALL UPON HIM AND HIS CHILDREN´S CHILDREN, FOR 7 GENERATIONS!

Guatemalan boy, 8, dies at border while in government custody, second to die this month

http://time.com/5487586/holiday-christmas-wish-misfits/

Rankin Jr., Rudolph‘s producer, also revealed in that 2003 interview that Dolly, a redheaded rag doll on the Island of Misfit Toys, suffered from psychological issues. Because she was different, he said, she deemed herself unlovable. Before Santa and his sleigh arrive in the revised version, Dolly laments, “I haven’t any dreams left to dream.” I think, though, that this is actually a common misunderstanding of the emotions of someone who has been abandoned or feels estranged. I cannot speak for everyone, but in my experience, over time, the struggle is knowing that you are lovable — there is evidence all around you — and yet those who you wish loved you unconditionally do not. I’ve found that the trick is to grow comfortable with that knowledge, and to see that our own love can be rerouted to those who will love us back without hesitation.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Almost 80% of Americans are now living paycheck to paycheck.

The US is on the edge of the economic precipice – Trump may push it over

Government shutdowns hurt millions. Great depressions hurt even more. History suggests real pain is round the corner

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Do we love our parents when young?
I´m trying to remember how I felt about my parents.
I think it is something different, when younger, respect for sure, as they are gods to us.
When young we do not, cannot, understand what love is, beyond a feeling of need.
I love you!  What does this mean, as generally said perfunctiorily!
It is only later when we have children of our own that we perceive what loving is — caring!
But, as our children grow up and separate from us does it last?  Certainly for the mother, the father feeling pride if he loves what they have become.
True love is unconditional.  True unconditional love is beyond feeling, it´s spiritual!
H.

We never know when our time has come, so better to act now! H.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/spon/unicef-lasting-legacy/

They´re worse!

Things are not as bad as we think they are

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/scotland/things-are-not-as-bad-as-we-think-they-are-w0glgzfqf

Women of the world unite!

Women Achieved Enormous Power in Ancient Egypt. What They Did With It Is a Warning for Today

http://time.com/5425216/ancient-egypt-women-in-power-today/

This what Americans worship, selling their souls for money! H.

GEORGE LUCAS, KYLIE JENNER AMONG AMERICA'S TEN WEALTHIEST CELEBRITIES OF 2018

The ten celebrities’ combined wealth was $18.7 billion—four percent more than last year.
https://www.newsweek.com/george-lucas-kylie-jenner-among-americas-ten-wealthiest-celebrities-2018-1264878

Sunday, December 23, 2018

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Spain, Italy, and Greece so much alike, all on the Mediterranean Sea.
All Catholic,
All traditional,
All sociable,
All family oriented,
Children necessary!
Each country thinks its olives the best!
Nearer the Equator, the less evolved cultures seem to be.  Must be the weather, the temperatures, the sunlight.  One wonders…
I think it has to do with religion… The more religious, the less evolved.
One has only to cite the U.S., as UNevolved!
H.

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What a cycling day this has been,
What a rare mood I´m in,
Being the Light,
Screaming delight,
Omgasm! 
It´s Union with all
Far from the mall,
Out in Nature,
This penultimate day,
Making hay
Cycling through Greece
Christmas, 2018!
H. 

Androids, cyborgs, and rohots, the solution IF NO EGO!

Elon Musk wants to put chips in our brains. I'd prefer to stay human

Musk claims Neuralink will rescue humanity. But without our biological flaws, we lose an essential part of who we are

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/dec/23/elon-musk-neuralink-chip-brain-implants-humanity

Would they offer a quantity discount?

Hummingbird: ‘The world’s lightest – and possibly sexiest – folding electric bike’

Taking inspiration from the top flight of motorsport, the Hummingbird e-bike is ready to take off (just don’t leave it unlocked anywhere)
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/dec/23/hummingbird-electric-folding-bike-worlds-lightest-and-sexiest-review

Saturday, December 22, 2018

After all, none of us born here in the U.S. did anything to deserve our citizenship. On what moral grounds can we deny others rights, privileges and opportunities that we did not earn ourselves?

None of Us Deserve Citizenship
On what moral grounds can we deny others rights, privileges and opportunities that we did not earn ourselves?

Late last month, 19-year-old Maryury Elizabeth Serrano-Hernandez reportedly scaled a wall along the United States-Mexico border while eight months pregnant and gave birth within hours of placing her feet on American soil. She was part of a widely publicized Central American caravan and traveled more than 2,000 miles from Honduras propelled by the dream of giving her new baby, as well as her 3-year-old son, a life free from the violence and grinding poverty she endured back home. She views her child’s birth in the United States as a “big reward” for her courage, perseverance and faith. As she explained to Univision, which documented parts of her family’s journey, “With faith in God, I always said my son will be born there.”

For some Americans, Ms. Serrano-Hernandez’s story is nothing short of heroic, given the suffering she endured and the extraordinary obstacles she overcame to give her children a chance at a better life. For others, her story represents everything that’s wrong with our immigration system. The Border Patrol saidthat Ms. Serrano-Hernandez and her family were released on their own recognizance. Her newborn is, for many, just another “anchor baby,” proof that a more aggressive and unforgiving approach to illegal immigration is warranted and that Trump is right to call for an end to birthright citizenship.

No matter what side of the debate one gravitates toward, stories like Ms. Serrano-Hernandez’s highlight the moral quagmire that we’ve created by treating the migration of desperately poor people as a problem that can best be addressed by border walls, tear gas, detention camps, militarized policing and mass deportation — except, of course, for the relative few, truly “deserving” individuals who may be granted legal citizenship (typically after years of waiting and hundreds or thousands of dollars in attorney’s fees) if they can win asylum.

Questions abound: Does Ms. Serrano-Hernandez’s baby son deserve citizenship because he was born here but not his 3-year-old sibling? Does everyone in the family deserve citizenship now that one member has been born here? Or does no one in the family deserve citizenship, even the baby, because the parents crossed the border illegally?

Answering these questions may be easy legally, but they’re more difficult morally. After all, none of us born here did anything to deserve our citizenship. On what moral grounds can we deny others rights, privileges and opportunities that we did not earn ourselves?

Jose Antonio Vargas’s powerful book “Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen” wrestles with the moral, emotional and psychological dimensions of America’s perennial question: Who deserves citizenship? With remarkable sensitivity to the extraordinarily wide range of people whose lives are affected by our nation’s immigration policies, he writes from the perspective of someone who was brought to this country illegally at the age of 12 to live with his grandparents, leaving his mother in the Philippines. Ever since his grandfather confessed to him, at age 16, that “you are not supposed to be here,” he has battled deep feelings of unworthiness and has striven to earn the right to belong. Yet no matter how much he achieved or contributed — indeed, even after winning a Pulitzer Prize for journalism — he still had the nagging feeling that he didn’t deserve to be here. Only after being arrested near the border and held in a cell with a group of terrified undocumented boys who had been separated from their families did he have an awakening: It was suddenly obvious to him that the boys huddled near him deserved safety, security and a place they could call home — a place where they could not only survive but also thrive. If they deserved such a thing, he did too. “Home is not something I should have to earn,” he wrote. It’s something we all have a right to.

Many people will sympathize with Mr. Vargas’s story but recoil at his bold conclusion, as it seems to imply support for open borders — a position that no Republican or Democratic member of Congress supports or even takes seriously. This reaction seems misplaced. The deeper question raised isn’t whether our borders should be open or closed (generally a false dichotomy) but rather how we ought to manage immigration in a manner that honors the dignity, humanity and legitimate interests of all concerned.

Reaching for a radically more humane immigration system is not pie-in-the-sky, utopian dreaming. But it does require a certain measure of humility on the part of those of us who have benefited from birthright citizenship. Rather than viewing immigrants as seeking something that we, Americans, have a moral right to withhold from them, we ought to begin by acknowledging that none of us who were born here did anything to deserve our citizenship, and yet all of us — no matter where we were born — deserve compassion and basic human rights.

It’s tempting to imagine that our position as gatekeepers is morally sound — since we’re frequently reminded that “all nations have a right to defend their borders” — but our relationship to those who are fleeing poverty and violence is morally complex. Not only does birthright citizenship bestow upon us a privileged status that we haven’t earned; our nation’s unparalleled wealth and power, as well as our actual borders, lack a sturdy moral foundation. But for slavery, genocide and colonization, we would not be the wealthiest, most powerful nation in the world — in fact, our nation would not even exist. This is not hyperbole; it’s history. There’s good reason some Mexicans say: “We didn’t cross the border. The border crossed us.” That is, in fact, what happened.

Of course, it can be argued that virtually all modern nation-states were created through violence, exploitation and war. But we claim to be unlike most nation-states; indeed, we insist that we’re “exceptional.” We are the only nation that advertises itself as “a nation of immigrants” and the “land of the free,” an advertising campaign complete with a Statute of Liberty whose pedestal includes a plaque of a poem that reads in part:

“Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

The founders of our nation did not merely wax poetic about the virtues of liberty; our nation was birthed by a Declaration of Independence, a document that insists that “all men are created equal” with “certain inalienable rights” including “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” After centuries of struggle, including a Civil War, we now claim to understand that all people — not just propertied white men — are created equal with basic, inalienable human rights. If this is true, on what moral grounds can we greet immigrants with tear gas and lock them in for-profit detention camps, or build walls against the huddled masses yearning to breathe free? After all, what was Ms. Serrano-Hernandez doing if not pursuing life, liberty and happiness for herself and her family? Did she not display a level of courage, fortitude and determination to win freedom for herself and those she loved comparable to that of those who helped birth our nation?

Even if we’re tempted to treat as irrelevant the circumstances of our nation’s founding, we cannot ignore the fact that our recent and current foreign policies, trade agreements and military adventures — including our global drug wars — have greatly contributed to the immigration crisis that our nation is now trying to solve through border walls and mass deportation. Would Ms. Serrano-Hernandez and her family even be knocking at our door today if it weren’t for the disastrous policies our government has pursued in Honduras for decades?

The anthropologist Margaret Mead famously said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Today a relatively small group of courageous noncitizens — people like Mr. Vargas, Ms. Serrano-Hernandez, the Dreamers and the thousands who joined the caravan — are challenging us to see immigrants not only as fully human, created equal, with certain inalienable rights but also morally entitled to far greater care, compassion and concern than we have managed to muster to date.

Michelle Alexander became a New York Times columnist in 2018. She is a civil rights lawyer and advocate, legal scholar and author of “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.”


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Only honey…
The state of humanity in the world in 2018, beyond sad, terminal!  We are a failing experiment!
In 2018, people don´t think, they just react to the challenge of surviving.
The clever exploit the majority for selfish gain.  This even encouraged as the engine that drives capitalism — greed! Thus, inequality, suffering, poverty, anger, violence and wars! 
There´s hope, however, with hybrid humans, cyborgs, androids, and robots, especially if without egos!  How would that work?
First of all, no one would have a name!  Cultures would bee like hives, different groups for different tasks.  Do bees have a goal?  No, only a function that supports ALL life, not just their own.  They sacrifice their lives that everything might live better!   Why? They´re a part of the whole, not separate from it. 
Maybe this is the ultimate consciousness, everything working together as won! 
Only honey, the title of the story.
H. 

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I watch women, mothers with children — what a life, 24/7 dealing with all their children and husband´s needs.  
Most women don´t realize, brainwashed to think this is their task in life!   They fall in love, or are just taken.  They never get much of a chance to develop themselves, until much later, and then too late, really.
I think its time in history for child bearing and raising be reversed with the sexes.  It is the men who should give birth, women out of the house, free at last!
If I were magic I´ve make this happen!
H. 

Money is God, what would you expect?

An estimated 4-6 billion male chicks are slaughtered globally every year because they serve no economic purpose. Some are suffocated, others are fed alive into grinding or shredding machines to be processed into reptile food.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/dec/22/worlds-first-no-kill-eggs-go-on-sale-in-berlin

Science to me, just another religion!

Friday, December 21, 2018

A rose by any other name... Would it smell as sweet? No!

'A rose with a thousand petals' … what makes an aphorism – and is this a golden age?

Forget haikus, epigrams, proverbs, maxims, adages and riddles. If you’re needing a sliver of wisdom, try an aphorism. There are certainly plenty around …
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/dec/21/aphorisms-nietzsche-proverbs-dorothy-parker-mae-west-oscar-wilde-haikus-epigrams-maxims-adages-riddles

No where is safe in the U.S.!

Dancing FBI agent admits accidentally shooting Denver bar patron

Chase Bishop pleads guilty to third-degree assault for shooting Thomas Reddington after performing dance-floor back flip
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/dec/22/dancing-fbi-agent-admits-accidentally-shooting-denver-bar-patron

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If the day is short,
The night is long!
If the night is short,
The day is long!
Why?  Balance!
Nature is good at keeping things in balance.
It´s us that are unbalancing things!
Why?
Trapped in Duality, we know unconsciously
That if there´s a beginning,
There must an ending!
Humanity is seeking the ending
Unconsciously, of course!
What´s the solution?
Consciousness, to evolve
Or die, as
Lily Tomlin wears!
H.

Women of the world unite!

'We won't keep quiet again': the women taking on Viktor Orbán

A new wave of female politicians and protesters are offering an alternative to the Hungary PM’s macho politics
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/21/hungary-female-politicians-viktor-orban

President Putin has warned of the rising threat of a global nuclear war, saying that the international system of arms control is “falling apart”.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/world/threat-of-nuclear-conflict-is-growing-warns-putin-bck6bxjnt

Thursday, December 20, 2018

black Muslims reinvigorating poetry

How are black Muslims reinvigorating poetry in the US?

Three performance poets discuss how they amplify the voices of the marginalised through the power of verse.
http://stream.aljazeera.com/story/201812181923-0025765

The biggest problem in the world, that no one wants to talk about is over population! Both Capitalism and Catholic church demand growth. I have asked many times, and for years ago... What happens when we can´t grow anymore?

Jakelin Caal's death shines a light on the U.S.´s broken immigration system

The US immigration system is one that restricts legal entry and all but guarantees death for those who cross, Alyssa Milano writes

Democracy just isn´t serving the people, because once elected they lie, cheat and steal! No wonder Populism is on the rise. But, that isn´t the answer either! What is...? We treat the symptoms of problems, for money of course, never curing the illness, us -- which is becoming terminal!

There’s a national emergency all right – but it isn’t Brexit

As another vote looms amid the pantomime of Westminster, the core issues behind leave’s win have been ignored

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There are two good examples of enantiodromia (opposites attract), both of a cosmic nature.
The first, has to do with the solstices, when reaching the extreme, or limit, one seeks its opposite.  In the case of the solstices, winter to summer, and summer to winter, depending on the hemisphere.
The second, the 24-hour day… It´s always darkest before the dawn, the saying goes, yet literally true. Once this is reached, the darkest moment, it seeks its opposite, the light of the sun.
Enantiodromia, creates change, some slow, some extremely rapid, but all creating the cycles that make up our dual reality. Why?
It´s what we´ve created with the I AM (ego)— the other!  First there was nothing, then something symbolized with the Christian Garden of Eden Myth.  There is no objective reality, we have created it!
Beyond material form is something that we have also created called Singularity, the opposite of Duality, where there is no other, no cycles, there just is… We´ve given this many names, yet we cannot know, cannot even perceive of, while in material form. Yet…
Shakespeare wrote about such, when he asked this question… TO BE OR NOT TO BE, THAT IS THE QUESTION?  To die, or not to die that is the question!
H.

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I sit in my favorite restaurant and observe two couples, two women, one younger, one older.  The sit across from their husbands, one younger, one older.  They´re having a BIG discussion about something which seems important.
Of course, the men dictating to the women, the way of the world, as it couldn´t possibly be any other way!
If you know the history of human existence you know that the male ego has been basically the problem.  One only has to cite the world in 2018:  Trump, Putin, Xi, Kim, Erdoğan, Orban, Duterte (Duterte is only killed 5,000 people, by throwing them out of airplanes).etc.  What about the black men in similar positions in Africa?
Who has caused the one million wars in human history, but men!  I suppose you´ll, in defense, blame Helen for the Trojan wars!  Sorry, we´re not even sure if there was a Trojan War, but it´s made for a great story.
I know one thing for sure!  There is little hope for humanity unless we evolve, yet most men in the world don´t even know what that means!
It means that , the male ego-energy, needs to give way to female energy!
I wonder if this is possible…?  If I not I have to cite F. Kafka´s quote again:
THERE IS INFINITE HOPE, BUT NOT FOR US!
H.

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Things, things
And more things!
A thousand things,
A million things
Controlling our lives!
A thousand things in my house,
A million things in your house!
We spend 90% of our time dealing with things,
Material things,
While only 10% or less dealing 
With what is ultimately important,
What you can´t
Sea
Here
Smel
Tast or
Touche!
H. 

People will continue to drive motor vehicles, then wonder how such a disaster could happen! We treat the symptoms of problems, for money of course, without ever curing the illness, us!

A bucolic community was reduced to ash by a new kind of wildfire – the deadliest in California’s history. Survivors recall that horrible day when Paradise became Hell!

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/dec/20/last-day-in-paradise-california-deadliest-fire-untold-story-survivors

We treat the symptoms of a problem, for money of couse, without ever curing the illnnes, us!

Scooters and hoverboards add to Dutch cycle lane hell

Police union chief says it is impossible to keep lanes safe due to variety of vehicles and rules

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/20/scooters-and-hoverboards-add-to-dutch-cycle-lane-hell