Astrology Forecast and Electional Chart for July of 2017   
In episode 114 of the podcast astrologers Kelly Surtees and Austin Coppock join the show in order to talk about the astrological forecast for July of 2017.This month features Mars falling under the beams of the Sun, a pileup of planets in Leo, lunations in Capricorn and Leo, and much more. Later in the show […] The post Astrology Forecast and Electional Chart for July of 2017 appeared first on The Astrology Podcast.
          NASA tells InfoWars: There are no ‘child slave colonies’ on Mars (VIDEO)   
Preview NASA has responded to bizarre claims that a colony of kidnapped child slaves exists on the planet Mars by asserting that there are “no humans” on the Red Planet.
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          Proof that LA has the Worst Drivers   
Jillian and John talk about a recent report that says LA has some of the worst drivers on the planet.
          Martian ‘Niagara Falls’ shows evidence of dormant, ancient lava flows on Red Planet (PHOTO)   
Preview The surface of Mars is largely a desolate wasteland where nothing grows and very little water flows. However, newly released NASA images give an insight into how lava once cascaded down Martian cliffs in a volcanic province of the Red Planet.
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          [FOTO] ¡ENORME! La imagen de Gary Medel ante Cristiano Ronaldo que demuestra que es de otro planeta   
Se paró de igual a igual. La Selección Chilena se agrandó para derrotar a Portugal con Cristiano Ronaldo y clasificar de manera heroica a la final de la Copa Confederaciones, en donde volverá a verse las caras con Alemania. El duelo ante los lusitanos mostró una serie de imágenes para el recuerdo, como la de […]
          Open Air Kabarett in Lengenfeld unterm Stein am Samstag, den 19.08. 2017 um 20.00 Uhr im Schwimmbad   
Open Air Kabarett in Lengenfeld unterm Stein am Samstag, den 19.08. 2017 um 20.00 Uhr im Schwimmbad "Die BarHocker- Sahnestücke aus 17 Jahren Kabarett" „Die BarHocker“- Was zunächst nach einer langweiligen Möbel-Werbung klingt, erweist sich bei näherer Betrachtung als ein wortspielgewaltiges Kabarett aus dem erzgebirgischen Oelsnitz. Das Duo Sascha Wildenhain und Kay Haberkorn („das größte Solo-Kabarett der Welt“) steht seit dem Jahre 2000 gemeinsam auf den hiesigen, regionalen, weltbedeutenden Kleinkunstbühnen dieses Planeten und begeistert seither sein Publikum mit selbsterdachten Texten und/oder eigens fürs Publikum erdichteten, persönlich gezupften Gitarrensongs. Das dabei ein gewisser Selbsterkennungswert im Vordergrund steht, ist für die beiden Protagonisten ebenso selbstverständlich, wie auch hie und da politische Themen auf`s Korn zu nehmen. Vornehmlich beackern die passionierten Hobbyspötter aber das Feld „alltäglicher Unzulänglichkeiten im zwischenmenschlichen Miteinander...“. Dass dabei manchmal dem einen oder anderen das Lachen im Halse steckenbleibt, ist gewollt und Programm! Jedoch sind sie sich auch nicht zu schade, sich selbst dabei gehörig auf die Schippen ihrer dünnen Ärmchen zu nehmen. Als waschechte Erzgebirger frönen Haberkorn und Wildenhain zwar auch ihrer Mundart, sprechen aber ebenso Fremddialekte wie z.B. Hochdeutsch. Ihre Bühnenshow lebt dabei vor allem durch permanent wechselnde Rollen und stets neue, eigens kreierte Figuren, wie „Ilse & Lieselotte“, deren garstige Gatten „Siegfried & Fritz“ oder die ehemaligen Sowjetbürger „Sascha & Sergeij“. Auch ohne das Live-Interview „Der interessante Mensch“ mit wechselnden Protagonisten wird das Duo selten noch von der Bühne gelassen… Im Sinne der Worte von Georg Christoph Lichtenberg - „Sagt, gibt es ein Land außer Deutschland, in dem man die Nase eher rümpfen lernt statt putzen?“ werden natürlich auch Publikanten/-Innen einbezogen. Doch keine Angst! Außer mit...
          Price Drop: ABC Galaxy Schulversion: Kinder-Lernspiele für das englische Sprache Alphabet   
ABC Galaxy Schulversion: Kinder-Lernspiele für das englische Sprache Alphabet
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Noch nie hat es Kindern so viel Spaß gemacht, das englische Alphabet zu lernen! Stelle dich der Herausforderung von ABC-Galaxie. Reise durch das All und erobere 58 schöne, pädagogische Einzel- und Zweispieler-Level. • Bewegungsbasierte Rätsel, die Kindern das englische Alphabet beibringen. • Spiele Level im Weltall, an Land & auf dem Wasser. • Überwinde die Schwerkraft, bewegliche Hindernisse & versteckte Ziele. Die ABC-Galaxie ist ein Alphabet- & Vokabellernspiel der besonderen Art. In der ABC-Galaxie können Kinder abschießen, werfen, schleudern und zerschmettern. Der hyperdynamische Spielverlauf sorgt für viel Action auf jedem Planeten! Triff das Ziel, bevor es zu spät ist! Je schneller du die Buchstaben & Wörter lernst, umso höhere Gewinnchancen hast du! Meistere 42 einzigartige Einzelspieler- & 16 Zweispieler-Level in diesem faszinierenden Spielverlauf. In jedem Level musst du eine andere Aufgabe bewältigen. Um zu gewinnen, ist Konzentration gefragt. Du musst außerdem koordinieren, erkennen, zuhören und Probleme lösen können. Meistere leichte Wörter und finde die passende Bedeutung, dann erhältst du mehr herausfordernde Vokabeln. Erobere die ABC-Galaxie und lerne: • Das englische Alphabet von A bis Z • Groß- und Kleinbuchstaben (Aa-Zz) • 250 nützliche Wörter und häufige englische Sätze • Buchstaben, Lesen, Schreiben & Sprechen lernen Über uns Wir lernen durch Spielen! Das gilt vor allem für Kinder und das Lernen von Sprachen. Sprachlehrer auf der ganzen Welt wi...
          Now Free: Mars Information: the Red Planet atlas   
Mars Information: the Red Planet atlas
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Version: 1.79
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Discover the Red Planet today! Explore Mars using simple gestures to rotate a globe, tilt, zoom and select locations. Credits - Viking Orbiter MDIM 2.1 map of Mars - NASA NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio: GMM-3 MOLA (Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter) Topography map GMM-3 Free-Air Mars Gravity map GMM-3 Bouguer Mars Gravity map GMM-3 Crustal Mars Thickness map Features: - Ability to pinpoint about 80 the most interesting areas on the map of Mars, including volcanos, craters, plains, mountains, spacecrafts. - Displaying some information about the location, such as its name, type, short description, size and coordinates. - Ability to select locations on the 3D globe and on the plain list. - Zoom, rotation, tilt of the globe.
          Now Free: Alien Taxi Adventure   
Alien Taxi Adventure
Kategorie: Spiele
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Move all passengers to the correct destination overpass all handicaps of the environment. Remember, passengers patience is limited, everything should be done fast and clean, also price for space fuel is high. In the game you will face as a single trap and barrier as a combination of them that organize logic puzzle. Only after player will find correct solution for it he will be able to complete all tasks in time. The levels are organized not only on different locations but on different planets which change Bobs point of view of his major task. During Bobs journey, between levels, the player will be able to track the history of Bobs space love.
          Usain Bolt: “He hecho todo lo que quería hacer”   
Usain Bolt: “He hecho todo lo que quería hacer”
"La mía ha sido una gran carrera", afirmó en la República Checa el hombre más rápido del planeta. "He hecho todo lo que quería hacer".

          Take That "Cultural Appropriation" Ban All The Way   
Take That "Cultural Appropriation" Ban All The Way I've had this idea, vis a vis the college students and others screeching that Israel must be boycotted. I strongly suggest they take the first step and toss their iPhones (Israeli technology within) and refuse life-saving medical care that stems from Israeli researchers' discoveries. At Foundation for Economic Education, Pierre-Guy Veer applies this to those seeking to ban "cultural appropriation" -- which I like to think of as human cultural and intellectual progress. Imagine, "No, no, that fire thing is our shit -- don't be cooking your meat or we'll come club you with big rocks." Veer writes:
After years of complaining about such "problems" as a white chef cooking Mexican food or about "insensitive" Halloween costumes, it looks like Social Justice Warriors have finally prevailed. The United Nations will soon discuss, at the demand of indigenous groups, a ban on so-called cultural appropriation in order to "expand intellectual-property regulations to protect things like Indigenous designs, dances, words and traditional medicines." It is rather ironic that those Natives would only want to ban "appropriation" of "their" culture. Why not push it to its logical conclusion and call for a ban on all cultural appropriation? This means that they would have to forgo every single technology that was imported from the rest of the world since 1492. In other words, they would have to abandon mathematics, writing, any form of metal casting, currency, all languages not originally from Pre-Columbus America, modern medicine, etc.
They would also not have beer. Any takers? Yoohoo? Veer traces what I think of as Canadian cheese fries:
Through contacts with other people from other cultures, any given cultural idea or tradition has become better. Take poutine for example. This meal composed of French fries, curd cheese and brown gravy has become a cultural symbol of Quebec. Some Quebecers are complaining that Canada is "appropriating" it as a national symbol and that there are poutine festivals from coast to coast. This is a rather strange way to celebrate the fact that what used to be seen as vulgar junk food is now seen as almost a delicacy with many variations - with sausage, chicken, hot sauce, etc. This "appropriation" should be celebrated because it shows that "poutine culture" is alive and well. Had it been kept within the border of Quebec, it might not even exist today since stagnation and lack of evolution is what kills ideas. Imagine for a moment that Céline Dion had decided not to start singing in English because she wanted to remain "Québécoise pure laine". Despite all her talents, she would have likely run out of authors to interpret and would unlikely have become one of the best-selling artists on the planet of all time.A slow death is what awaits Native culture if they have it their way And considering that narrower range of French-speaking culture, she might even have stopped singing. This slow death is what awaits Native culture if they have it their way. Keeping "non-Natives" from using traditions not typically associated with them means that only a handful would be exposed to it. Fewer people showing an interest means that their products and ideas will get less exposure and will, therefore, become a sociological or archaeological artifact rather than a living idea, limited to a few multicultural festivals.
I tweeted this and got this back: My reply to Clay:
@amyalkon @clayroutledge
That is hilarious. Also all the MacBooks & iPads at Occupy Wall Street. (Shouldn't you people be using *cuneiform* tablets?)

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          ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ review: Andy Serkis is riveting in grimmest battle by far   

In this forbiddingly grim entry in the franchise, Andy Serkis again proves that, in the highly specialized realm of performance-capture acting, he has no peer. “War” opens in Seattle on July 14. Rating: 3 stars out of 4.
          Hey! Pikmin para Nintendo 3DS muestra un nuevo tráiler   
Llegará el 28 de julio a la portátil.

Nintendo ha distribuido un nuevo tráiler para Hey! Pikmin, la aventura de plataformas y rompecabezas que llegará a la portátil Nintendo 3DS el próximo día 28 de julio. En él, podemos observar más de la jugabilidad, el diseño artístico o de cómo se ha habituado la saga a la consola.

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Las nuevas aventuras del Capitán Olimar


El Capitán Olimar volvía a casa después de un duro día de trabajo... cuando se estrelló contra un desconocido planeta habitado por los Pikmin. Necesitará recoger 30.000 Sparklium para conseguir volver a su hogar. Gracias a las habilidades que poseen los Pikmin, Olimar tendrá que avanzar por el planeta resolviendo puzles y superando diferentes obstáculos. Así, mientras el Pikmin azul servirá para nadar, el alado permitirá emprender el vuelo para sobrevivir a la fauna hostil del planeta.


Como novedad, el título ha cambiado la jugabilidad tridimensional de la saga por una aventura de desarrollo bidimensional. En el siguiente enlace, podéis disfrutar de un vídeo de 20 minutos donde muestran su jugabilidad. Para conocer más detalles de lo que ofrece este nuevo título, os invitamos a leer nuestro avance en el siguiente enlace.

Hey! Pikmin para Nintendo 3DS muestra un nuevo tráiler
          Alert Notice 585: Monitoring of Evryscope targets requested for follow-up   

June 30, 2017: Dr. Octavi Fors (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) and colleagues have requested AAVSO observers' assistance in following up on some targets from the Evryscope survey.

Dr. Fors writes: "The Evryscope team is running a survey of transiting planetesimals around white dwarfs (WDs). To date, WD1145+017, discovered by Kepler, is the only WD found to have disintegrating transiting Ceres-mass objects. The debris/planetesimals transits candidates found by Evryscope need to be confirmed with V or R Johnson filtered, higher SNR (~50) and faster (~25-60s) cadence photometry than Evryscope. We encourage AAVSO observers to follow up these debris/planetesimals transits candidates.

"As a by-product of this survey, Evryscope is also detecting WDs and hot sub dwarfs which show variability of all kinds which we encourage to follow up too."

The first set of targets in this Evryscope-AAVSO follow-up collaboration is given in the list below. The targets will become increasingly observable over the coming weeks and months. Please add them to your programs if possible as soon as they become observable from your location.

Target                                    

R.A.(2000)   Dec(2000)   Range

Observing Interval*

Type                                
EC 01541-1409 01 56 31.90 -13 54 26.4 12.29-12.33V 4-5 (u) V361HYA (very rapidly pulsating hot sub-dwarf B star)
GD 1068 02 00 13.26 -17 28 43.8 11.95-12.13V 5-6 High proper motion star**; R (close binary with strong reflection)
HE 0218-4447 02 20 24.49 -44 33 28.5 12.89-?V 2 runs x 5 Variability type unknown
HE 0218-3437 02 20 59.77 -34 23 35.3 13.39-13.40V 2 runs x 5 ELL (rotating ellipsoidal close binary)
2MASS J05144393-0848064 05 14 43.93 -08 48 06.4 11.21-?V 4-5 (u) Hot subdwarf
ASAS J102322-3737.0 10 23 21.89 -37 36 59.9 11.61-11.83V 4 EA+R
JL 94 22 01 52.22 -75 52 04.4 13.03-?V 2 runs x 6 Hot subdwarf
EC 23073-6905 23 10 35.60 -68 49 30.5 12.59-?V 4-5 (u) Variability type unknown

*Number of hours each target should be observed in  a single night. (u) means debris-like targets which need uninterrupted photometry for 4-5 hrs.
**GD 1068 proper motion values (mas/yr) are RA -20.7, Dec -40.5

Dr. Fors adds that "Transits/dips due to debris-like/planetesimal eclipses around WDs have periods of 4-5hrs (at least in the case of WD1145+017). Thus, we would like to obtain uninterrupted (except for readout time) photometry runs of 4-5hrs imaging the same candidate. If target visibility prevents doing so, at least 2.5hr-runs would be valuable; 2 or 3 runs of 2.5 hrs each would be great."

Johnson V photometry is preferred; if V is not possible, R is okay. Remember that when you are submitting your data to the AAVSO, the letter 'R' stands for Cousins R; 'RJ' stands for Johnson R.

Cadences of 25-60 sec should allow resolution of a debris disk or period determination for the variables on the list. A SNR>50 or higher is requested for all targets.

Charts: Finder charts with comparison star sequences may be created using the AAVSO Variable Star Plotter (VSP). For GD 1068, a 'D' or 'E' scale chart will need to be created to see the comp stars. Also, observers are reminded that GD 1068 is a high proper motion star.

Submit observations: Please submit observations to the AAVSO International Database using the names given in the target list, making sure to include spaces between parts of a name as given.

This campaign is being monitored on the AAVSO Observing Campaigns webpage and is being followed on the Campaigns and Observation Reports Forum at https://www.aavso.org/evryscope-campaign-2017.

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          Un plan FANTEZIST sau nu? Asgardia – primul stat care va exista în afara planetei Pământ   
O organizatie privata numita Asgardia si-a anuntat in mod oficial in cadrul unei conferinte de presa din Hong Kong intentia de a fonda prima natiune care va exista in afara planetei Pamant. Asgardia va...
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          Russia and Islam   
Russia has often been in the news over the past years, mostly as the demonized “Empire of Mordor” responsible for all the bad things on the planet, especially Trump's victory over Hillary Clinton, the Russian intervention in Syria and, of course, the “imminent” Russian invasion of the Baltics, Poland or even all of Western Europe....
          How To Improve Aging? Hack It   
The Senior Planet Hack Aging hackathon in New York had teams compete to come up with the best ideas for older and younger Americans
          Dark side of the sun: The US gets a rare total-eclipse crossing [video]   
Michelle Nichols speaks with such passion and poetry about the moon passing in front of the sun that she can inspire someone with even the smallest sliver of astronomical knowledge (such as this travel writer) to begin planning a trip to see the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21."It looks like a hole in the sky. In the middle of the day, the sky goes dark and you can see stars and planets," says Nichols, who is director of public [...]
          Remembering the first iPhone 10 years later [video]   
The first iPhone went on sale at 6 p.m. on June 29, 2007, kicking off the smartphone era. And 27-year-old Ryan O'Donnell was one of the first to get one - after standing in line for six hours while battling sunburn, exhaustion and a very full bladder.Ten years later, O'Donnell, now 37 and a San Francisco-based filmmaker, said that the iPhone's debut made him feel like a "piece of alien technology had landed on the planet." He and [...]
          Curso de dibujo y pintura   
Vendo curso completo de dibujo y pintura planeta agostini, se compone de 10 vídeos en vhs, curso imprescindible para la iniciación y perfeccionamiento en la pintura. La imagen, la forma y el contorno, el claroscuro, técnicas de representación, el color, la luz, la composición, la regla y el proyecto, el espacio y el tiempo y el arte y el ambiente.
          Dinosaury zabil meteorit, na výsluní je vynesly sopky   
Už desetiletí vědci spekulují, že částečnou vinu za zánik dinosaurů mohou nést mohutné sopky v Indii. To je stále nejisté, ale jak se ukazuje, vulkanická činnost sehrála klíčovou roli při nástupu dinosaurů na výsluní o dobrých 135 milionů let dříve.
           The sub-Jupiter mass transiting exoplanet WASP-11b    
West, Richard G., Collier Cameron, A., Hebb, L., Joshi, Y. C., Pollacco, Don, Simpson, E., Skillen, I., Stempels, Eric, Wheatley, P. J., Wilson, D. M. et al. <#>. (2009) The sub-Jupiter mass transiting exoplanet WASP-11b. Astronomy & Astrophysics, Vol.50 (No.1). pp. 395-400. ISSN 0004-6361
          "The Flight" Chapter 2 of Apurvai, a travelogue by P.L. "PuLa" Deshpande   
Many years ago, I translated chapter 1 from the 1960 book. You don't HAVE TO read it to follow this chapter, but it is recommended. Unlike my other translations which were done from audio files of PuLa narrating his work, this one has been done from the actual book. So even Marathis who've never read the book will find something new here. 

To set the stage a little, in this chapter, PuLa describes the experience of his first ever international flight. Based on the references to the Suez Crisis, I'm guessing it happened in 1956 or 1957. So almost 60 years ago! I was surprised to learn of the sheer number of stopovers flights had to make in those days. It is indeed a different era. But so much of what he writes resonated with me in terms of my experiences with international flights. Which is why I chose to translate this although it isn't as ROFLMAO funny as the previous chapter.

Usual caveats - Much of PuLa's humor comes from how he played with the Marathi language, and it can get lost in translation. But his observations and descriptions stay relevant even 55 years later.

Our flight to London from Santa Cruz airport was scheduled for 11 PM on August 20th. It wasn't my first time flying, but it was the first time I was flying to another country, that too on a huge airplane. I had been told to reach the airport about an hour before the flight. Even if I hadn't been told this, I would've gone there two hours before. Because even when I am taking an M.S.M. train (or as you kids today call it, Southern Railway), I go to the station an hour early. Even if I have a reserved seat. 

I find it convenient to allow that buffer for unforeseen but predictable events like getting on the wrong train, not being able to find my compartment, taxi to the station breaking down, heavy rain causing waterlogging, forgetting some important stuff at home and realizing it halfway to the station, forgetting to fill the water bottle, and of course, panicking every few minutes thinking that I have either forgotten the ticket at home or lost it. 

And of course, Indian Railways regularly contributes with unforeseen but predictable events of its own. Just as you've spread out a sheet on your berth and laid down, a railways employee comes and says the compartment has some problems, so we need to shift to another one. It takes about 45 minutes to find a porter, find the replacement compartment, and move all the luggage. It turns out that if you turn the lights on, the fan stops working, and if you turn the fan on, the lights stop working. Finally both are fixed, and when you go to the bathroom, there is no water in the compartment. So you have to stay awake till Lonand to find a guard and complain about it. If you're lucky, it'll get fixed by the time the train reaches Nira. Or then wait till Miraj at 5 AM so you can use the bathroom on the station. 

So even if you go very early to the station, there's no guarantee that your rail journey will be pleasant. I wonder if we are destined to ever get railways that take the responsibility of passenger comfort seriously. Until then, there are only two ways to travel without any problems - on foot like Vinoba Bhave or by air.

Or so I thought.

When I bought my tickets at the Air India office, the lady behind the counter had told me to reach the airport at 9 PM. And then, flashing me a disarming smile, suggested that I call the airline before leaving to make sure the plane wasn't delayed. So just as we were about to leave, I remembered that smile and mentioned this to the huge contingent of friends, family, and neighbors gathered at our house to bid us farewell.

"Haha, don't be an idiot! It's a plane, not an ST bus to be delayed. Airlines operate with second-by-second precision!"

A friend, who had never traveled an inch north of Malad or south of Kala Ghoda, said making me feel like an idiot in front of everyone. This guy has always had this publicly dismissive attitude towards me. I don't know why I am still friends with him. When I told him I was being sent to England by Doordarshan, his first reaction was,

"You??? Why??? Looks like the government has too much money to waste!"

When I first wore the suit mentioned in the previous chapter, he laughed and said I looked like a trumpeter from one of the Dhobi Talao wedding bands. Totally unnecessary snark. But he can't help it. So even though he had no first hand experience on the matter, he stayed true to his nature and ridiculed me for wondering if I should call the airline to check the flight status.

My wife called the airline office anyway. And we came to know that because the incoming plane from Tokyo hadn't reached yet, our flight was delayed by two hours. 

I winced. The idea of sitting in Mumbai's humidity for two more hours wearing a three piece suit, that noose-like tie, those damned expensive Chinese shoes, the nylon socks bought after the Middle East cooled down, and a thick coat meant for England's cold weather, was unbearable. I was tempted to take off all my clothes (except for one) and cal the whole thing off. 

"So....will the plane depart exactly two hours later than scheduled?"

Someone from the annoyingly large farewell contingent asked, and that question suddenly made our house explode into a pointless deliberation that made it resemble a legislative body debating a useless resolution.

"Will the plane leave two hours later or do you go to the airport two hours later?"

"But does two hours really mean two hours?"

"But what does a plane coming from Tokyo have to do with an Air India flight going to London?"

"Let's say the plane reaches earlier than estimated......will it still leave two hours late or earlier than that?"

"Let's say that Tokyo flight is delayed by four hours instead, will your flight leave two hours late or four hours late?"

"Someone told me that last week a flight scheduled for midnight eventually departed after dawn. Is that true?"

"Are you sure it's a plane from Tokyo? Maybe it's Kyoto."

"I just called a friend of mine who works in a restaurant at the airport. He says there is some mechanical problem in this plane, and the Tokyo plane thing is just an excuse."

"So the flight might get cancelled?"

"Do they have a replacement plane? How many planes does All India Radio have anyway?"

"It's Air India, not All India Radio."

"Yeah, same difference."

"Mechanical problems......that's scary!"

"You both have life insurance, right?"

"Remember the plane that crashed at Cairo five years ago? My boss' nephew was on it. His wife got two million as compensation!"

"I've heard you can buy life insurance at the airport."

All this nonsense from people who had nothing to do with our travel whatsoever. I prayed to god to rescue me from this plane chaos by sending the plane he sent for Sant Tukaram. 

"I'm telling you guys. Instead of spending the two hours sitting at home, spend them sitting at the airport. Let's say they repair the plane early and it leaves before time. What are you going to do? It's not like you can catch it on the way. It's not the Barshi-Pandharpur passenger train. Hehehehe!"

So finally, following the over-cautious traditions of my train journeys, we reached the airport at 9:30 PM for a plane that was scheduled to depart at 1:30 AM. Some of my other friends and colleagues were at the airport already to see me off. They either didn't know that the plane was delayed, or even if they knew, they were aware of my over-cautious traditions. 

All my friends at the airport made me feel very awkward and also emotional by showering me with so many garlands and bouquets, that the airport officials thought I was a politician. And I had an epiphany at that moment - the greatest wealth in my life is my friends. If wealth were to be measured in friendships, I am probably richer than Tata-Birla combined. I have so many dear friends in so many walks of life! And so many of them had come late at night and out of the way to the airport to see me off. 

I felt touched but also embarrassed. Firstly, I still wasn't sure I could pull off the suit-boot look. Having such a huge audience for it felt weird. And then there were these garlands and bouquets. I was overwhelmed. I have gotten used to getting such attention at functions and award shows and suchlike. But on this occasion, I was feeling like I had an emotional debt to pay off. Just popping by to say goodbye is one thing, but these guys had come all the way to the airport!

My embarrassment was compounded by the fact that I hadn't really done or achieved anything to deserve all the attention that night. When I get such attention after a successful theater performance, it's okay. At least I gave them some happiness, and they are appreciating it. But that night, my wife and I were just flying to England like thousands of people do everyday. And yet my mob of friends at the airport had made me feel like I was doing something special. With a luggage full of such love and good wishes, I started feeling confident that even if all the engines of the plane failed, I could fly anywhere I wanted. 

The crowd of friends and all the flowers being heaped on me made the press photographers hanging around think that I was some big deal. They suddenly started snapping our pictures like paparazzi. In all this chaos, one of my friends went to the airport officials and convinced them to open a "VIP Lounge" for me. A sturdy fellow in a crisp uniform politely asked us to follow him to the VIP lounge. 

At that moment, my wife looked at me happily with an expression that said - "all these years that I have put up with you are finally paying off!"

As we were led into the imposingly plush VIP lounge, I started feeling even more awkward. Given our colonial history, I know that "England returned" has a certain halo attached to it. But I had no idea that the halo starts appearing even before you leave India. I started feeling worried about the possibility of a real VIP showing up and frowning at how our raucous farewell contingent had made the VIP lounge resemble Khandke's chawl. 

Even in all that chaos, I overheard one of the uniformed guys whispering to the other,

"Nowadays, any random person can become a VIP."

His colleague responded,

"Hoga koi Minister ka baccha nahi toh jamai!"

and walked away.

So I tried to appear and act as VIP-ish as possible. I went around folding my hands and solemnly thanking all the people who had come to see me off. Then I started giving away the garlands and bouquets to kids and being unnecessarily nice to them. Basically, emulating every aspect of VIP behavior that I could remember. 

A few of the professional photographers kept taking pictures of all this, and then offered to send them to me. They helpfully quoted a "professional" rate for it that was ten times what it would cost to get a photo taken in my neighborhood studio. But I was pretending to be a VIP and had to play the part. Once I parted with all the advance payments for the photos, the expression on my face finally came to resemble something that actually deserved to be photographs. I have no idea where those expensive photos are now, by the way.

Eventually there was an announcement that the customs check process had started, and we finally prepared to leave that VIP cell....I mean lounge. While leaving, I handed a generous tip to the uniformed guys standing at the door. The astounded expressions on their faces made me realize that real VIPs probably never hand out any tips. They hand out only two things - promises or threats.

We left the lounge and walked straight to the weighing scales near the customs area. I put our bags on it one by one and felt relieved when each of them were a pound or so less than the 44 pound limit. My wife on the other hand seemed a little disappointed and said,

"Hmpf, I guess we could have taken a few more papads then."

I ignored her and walked to the customs booth, standing in front of the officer with an appropriately guilty expression on my face.

This was the second time in my life that I had faced a customs officer. A few years ago, when returning from Goa (then a Portuguese territory) I stood in front of a customs officer for the first time. Everyone in front of me had been questioned extensively and had their bags checked thoroughly. So I was already terrified. Even though there was no reason to be terrified. In the entire crowd there, we were probably the only ones returning from Goa without as much as a tiny piece of chocolate. But customs booths are one of those weirdly imposing places where I feel nervous by default.

Some people are scared of a dentist's chair. Not me. I have been to dentists many times. One dentist actually turned my simple complaint of an aching tooth into an imperative to extract it with the glee of a professional sadist. It hurt so much, I think I actually saw a few angels waiting to welcome me into heaven. But even then, the next time I went to a (different, obviously) dentist, I went with the ease with which I go to Kulkarni's restaurant to eat bhajiyas. No fear or worries. But put me in front of a custom's officer and my heart starts racing.

There are many random entries in my list of "people I am irrationally scared of". For some reason, I am terrified of every liftman. Not afraid of the actual lift, mind you. It's not like I am scared that the lift will plummet to the basement or anything. I am just scared of the liftmen, at least in Mumbai, where almost all of them seem to have a cold blank expression on their face. I am also terrified of waiters in fancy restaurants. If one is standing next to me, I feel so nervous that I invariably spill something. I was never scared of male teachers, but female teachers always petrified me. And I can slap a doctor on his back and sing songs with him even when he is in the middle of surgery, but when it comes to nurses, my hands start trembling even if I am handing them a note. I have no idea why I carry these bizarre fears in my heart.

That customs officer I encountered when returning from Goa had insulted me rather painfully! I still shudder and shed a tear when I think about it.

When it was my turn, he asked me my name, address, and profession. Those days, I earned my living in a college fostering deep hatred for literature among the students. As soon as I told the officer that I was a Professor, and that too of Marathi, he just looked straight into my eyes, and with an expression conveying immense pity, said,

"You can go."

He didn't ask to search my luggage, didn't ask me if I was carrying any contraband, didn't even ask me if I had anything to declare. With utter conviction that I lacked the ability or the means to smuggle in alcohol, gold, cigarettes, or anything like that, he sent me on my way. I have never felt more humiliated. I would've preferred it if he had instead put me through a two hour long interrogation under a bright lamp.

So that day in Mumbai airport, I was wondering if the customs officer in charge of examining departing passengers would be more respectful. He looked at my bags, then glanced at my face, and then wordlessly made some chalk markings on the bags and waved me through. Rude, isn't it?

Next my wife and I went to Passport Control. Our passports had been issued two years ago and were valid for three more years. But one of my friends in the farewell party had authoritatively said, 

"Ohhhh.....just three years validity left? That might create problems. Good luck!"

I nervously handed over the passports to the officer. He glanced at them for a nanosecond and returned them to me. I was less worried about the validity and more worried about the passport photo. But the officer had evidently discovered some similarity between my passport photo and the way I actually look. Once we were done with that, a health officer quickly made sure we had taken the necessary vaccinations and we were done.

Once we got the "worthy of traveling abroad" certification from Pandit Nehru's people, all we could do was wait for the plane to leave. It was past midnight. The departure area at Santa Cruz is decorated and furnished in a very modern way. There are lots of comfortable couches and chairs for passengers to relax in. But my wife and I were sitting there uncomfortably, feeling out of place.

There was a European couple sitting in front of us. They seemed confused by Indian currency. These were the days when paisa coins co-existed with anna coins and the poor visitors had no idea if the many coins they had were worth five rupees or five annas. Hoping to give them a happy memory of Indian hospitality, I jumped in to offer unsolicited advice and ended up compounding their confusion even more. Finally my better half stepped in, sorted the whole thing out, and informed them that Indian women have a much better understanding of money than Indian men. 

The European couple left for their flight and I started looking around at other fellow-passengers. With a parochial mindset, I went around to see if there were other Marathi folk there, and soon met a man named Patil and a student named Joshi. I was there representing the Deshpande name. All we were missing was a Kulkarni. If we had found one, we would have had Patil-Joshi-Deshpande-Kulkarni, the four pillars of the ancient Marathi administrative set-up. Sadly there was no Kulkarni on that flight, but it did end up having a pilot named Nadkarni. Nadkarni is essentially the South Kannada version of Kulkarni, so I guess we ended up with the full set eventually.

 Around 1 AM, the plane's wings must have fluttered because suddenly, there was a lot of activity around us. The crowd started walking in one direction, and we went along. I looked at the glass barrier at the customs desk and saw our contingent was still patiently waiting. The elders had tears in their eyes and the younger lot looked like they were cracking stale jokes at our expense and passing them off as new. 

When we eventually reached the gate, I confirmed three times that it was the right plane. Or else we'd wake up the next morning in Cochin instead of Cairo. I still carried emotional scars from the night at Pune station that I got on a train to go to Kolhapur and woke up the next morning to find I was in a compartment parked in the Pune railway yard. I have always had the kind of luck where I take a girlfriend to watch a movie on the sly and run into a nosy old relative who decided to come watch the same movie. And I couldn't afford to let that luck mess up international travel. 

There was an air hostess standing at the door, welcoming us with an unnaturally wide smile. The rest of the crew, dressed in crisp dark trousers and skirts and blindingly white shirts, sporting wing shaped lapel pins and painstakingly groomed mustaches, was darting about doing their work. We reached our seats and stared out the tiny oblong window at the terminal, wondering if our friends and family were still there. 

Once I was in the seat, I assured myself that despite all apparent obstacles, it now seemed like I would definitely go to England, and fastened the seat belt around my stomach. The engines started humming and the fans started rotating one by one.   The plane got going. After zooming along the ground for a mile or so, it slowed down and stopped at the other end of the runway. 

As soon as it stopped, I started fearing the worst. The plane had already been delayed by mechanical problems. I wasn't sure if they had fixed the problems completely or had postponed some repairs. Maybe now they'd discover more problems. I also carried emotional scars from bus drivers who'd make passengers board on a scorching hot day, bake them in that tin box for an hour while they waited, and then open the bonnet of the bus to examine what's wrong with the engine. 

Luckily, nothing like that happened. In a couple of minutes, the plane started moving again, then sped up, and eventually left terra firma in a graceful glide. I watched the airport rapidly disappear from my view and before I knew it, Mumbai started resembling a gem-laden ornament below us. In that ornament, four million people were probably dreaming as they slept, while I sat with wide open eyes, realizing my childhood dream of foreign travel. 

And next to me was my soul mate and my life partner accompanying me on this adventure. Over the previous twelve years, we had built many castles in the air together, while never feeling tempted to build a house on the ground. We never stayed in one place for more than 2-3 years anyway. We had in common a huge appetite for new challenges and new experiences. And the latest one was to be living in England for 5-6 months.

Our flight had been in the air for a while, and the plane was completely dark as was the sky outside, but I still couldn't sleep. The plane was completely packed and experienced travelers were already snoring. Our air-hostess was Japanese. She was promptly and efficiently offering candy and nuts to travelers with a studied smile straight out of the training syllabus. Her walk was brisk and her voice had the crispness of springtime. 

I was feeling really hot. That damned suit on my body started feeling like clunky armor and I again cursed myself for wearing it on the plane. I looked around and was taken aback when I noticed at an Englishman sitting in front of me. Here I was, wearing a brand new three piece suit because I was going to his snooty country. And this dude was sitting there looking very relaxed in khaki shorts, a flannel shirt with some twenty five pockets, and a flimsy felt hat that did not match.

So I discreetly looked around at the other white people on the flight. Not a single one of them was dressed even as remotely formally as I was. Sitting there overdressed in that damned suit in the middle of the night, I started feeling like even more of a neophyte than I already was. 

Suddenly the Japanese air-hostess appeared with a small wet towel on a plate. I eyed the towel suspiciously for a second. I had no idea what purpose a wet towel was supposed to serve at two in the morning. But I was brought up never to turn a plate away, so I picked up the towel and thanked her. I looked at my wife to see if she had any suggestions, but she was fast asleep. I slowly glanced across the aisle and saw that the guy there was gently rubbing the towel on his face. I did the same, and the cool cologne scented fabric gave me some relief from the intense heat I was experiencing. 

Our massive jumbo jet was slicing through the darkness leaving cities and mountains behind. I was finally feeling a little drowsy. Almost everyone around me, including my wife, was already asleep. That Englishman with the khaki shorts was in fact trying to drown out the noise of the engine with his own booming multi-octave snores with his mouth open. The ex-subject of Her Majesty's realm inside me felt relieved to observe first-hand that even the English can snore with their mouths open. Because once our travel plans were made, I was a bit worried about that. 

You see, I am one of "those" too. But over the course of my life, I have come across some impressively loud snorers. My grandma says that people with big hearts and minds snore the most. I don't know if there is any correlation between big bodies and big hearts and minds - I won't mind if there is. I started thinking a lot about snoring and hearts and minds. I do remember that I spent a lot of time thinking about it. But I don't know for how long, because the next thing I knew, I was waking up to the dawn's early light.

Our plane was flying over a huge desert. I noted how different this dawn was from any other dawn I had experienced in my life, thousands of miles over a limitless desert. This experience, coming right after I had experienced a darkness so different from any other darkness I had experienced in my life, spurred some philosophical and metaphorical thoughts. It felt like I was witness to the dawn of a new phase of my life. I thought about my recent years and realized that I hadn't really experienced real dawn in years. In Mumbai's fast-paced hectic life, by the time my day ended, it was usually well past midnight. So by the time I usually woke up, dawn would have given up on waiting for me and slid away, making way for harsh sunlight. 

Our Japanese air-hostess, still looking as fresh as a dew-kissed flower, was making the rounds with hot fortifying beverages for the morning. I have never found those beverages particularly fortifying immediately after waking up, so I politely declined her offer of tea or coffee. Instead, I got up and headed to the bathroom. Taking care not to wake up or bump into any of the other passengers, I tiptoed my way to the front, and slowly opened the door to what I thought was the bathroom. Instead I found myself face-to-face with the fine gentlemen flying the plane. It was the cockpit door! I guess the expression on my face gave away what my need was because the co-pilot, without saying anything, pointed me to the correct door. 

I finished my morning ablutions and returned to the seat to find the "fasten seatbelts" sign flashing. By the time I was able to find the belt and buckle it up, the plane had started its rapid descent. I looked out the window and saw that we were headed to a desert island surrounded by more desert. I assumed it was Cairo, our first stopover. I started looking around the landscape in the hopes of spotting some pyramids. By the time I spotted a bump that I thought was a pyramid and was about to point it out to my wife, the plane was touching down, and before I knew it, it was standing stationary in a foreign land.

I looked at the dinky terminal outside the window and was a little disappointed that a city as renowned as Cairo should have an airport that looks more like an ST bus stand. But once we got off the plane, I learned that we were not in Cairo, but in some place called "Bahrain" instead. I felt a bit like Columbus who reached land confident that he was in India but then discovered that he was instead in some strange land he did not know anything about. And I felt relieved that I had not pointed out those supposed pyramids to my wife.

I had never heard of Bahrain before and had no idea where the hell it exactly was or why we were there instead of Cairo. But we walked into the terminal and headed for the restaurant. I learned that there were oilfields nearby and that Bahrain is a small island nation that is known for its oilfields. That was pretty much all we learned about the place. 

We sat in the restaurant, ordered tea, and waited while the plane was refueled. The tea arrived after a long time. One sip of that concoction and I was convinced that in Bahrain, they used dried date palm leaves in lieu of tea leaves and the milk probably came from a camel instead of a cow. Over the course of my life, I have tasted many different kinds of tea......except of course the spilled tea from Mongini's mentioned in the previous chapter. Tea served in small glass tumblers in Mumbai, tea served in mud bowls on the banks of the Narmada, tea served in metallic cups in Madras, masala milk tea, railway station tea flavored with charcoal, tea without milk, tea without sugar, and even Chinese tea made from jasmine flowers. But I will never EVER forget that horrible tea from Bahrain airport. I will happily drink the bitterest castor potion than drink that tea again.

Well, at least the tea was free, because it was paid for by the airline.

Pretty soon, the plane was ready and we all climbed back into its belly. The plane took off soon and headed for Cairo. The flight from Bahrain to Cairo was essentially just desert after desert after desert. Once in a while, just as a change of scenery, there would be a small strip of water. But otherwise, totally barren. Not a single glimpse of green. 

And that's when I really understood why the green flag of Islam came was hoisted in these deserts first. The prophet was very clever in choosing the color green for his flag. It is obvious why millions of Arabs enthusiastically followed that rare pleasant colored flag. I'm sure that the green flag was as instrumental in the spread of Islam as the Koran was. Add to it the moon that the desert dwellers probably equated with the relief provided by night, and I felt I had to applaud the prophet for his grasp of semiotics. 

It was about 8:30 in the morning. I was staring at the desert out the window hoping to spot a camel train. But in vain. I did spot a lot of dry river beds though. Soon the sun got really bright and the glare made it difficult to keep looking outside. Soon our plane moved from the sea of sand to a sea of water. Being geographically challenged, I first decided it was the Red Sea, then the Caspian Sea, then the Black Sea, and then the Dead Sea. I still have no idea which one it was.

A while later, there were murmurs all around that we were flying over the Suez Canal. All passengers looked out the windows, identified the first strip of water they could find, and assured themselves that it was the Suez Canal. Again, no idea if any of those were actually the Suez Canal. From the height we were flying at, every strip of water looked as tiny as the Fergusson College canal in Pune. But in one strip, I spied some dots that seemed like boats and I silently convinced myself that it was indeed the Suez Canal. It was hard to believe that this tiny strip of water was responsible for almost starting World War 3 and almost sinking my travel plans.  

When your plane is flying so high that you can only see the sky and clouds above you as well as below you, you can't help but get philosophical. You forget any fears you have about the plane crashing. Looking at creation from a height that makes even seas look like saucers of water makes you realize how insignificant you are in the whole scheme of things. As our plane flew towards Cairo, I couldn't help but realize that I was looking at the cradle of civilization. These deserts were where the Babylonian, Sumerian, and Assyrian civilizations had once bloomed. Where the library of Alexandria was once home to millions of of books that were burned. I'm assuming some Big Four or Big Five must have had a summit even then and decided that burning books was in the best interests of the world.

As impressive as the sights of great oceans, great skies, and great lands is while flying, one look at the great space when flying above clouds make them all pale in comparison. And you start wondering what the whole point of creation is, and whether you make any difference to it whatsoever. 

Our plane was about to reach Cairo soon and I started thinking about it. Egypt is an ancient civilization, much like India. Historians have discovered that trade and cultural links between Egypt and India date back millenia. This is the land that saw rich culture flourish for millenia even before Christ was born. And when Christ was born, the bright star that shone was above these lands too. This is the land where Jews, Christians, and Muslims found their faiths and then unfurled the blood-soaked flags of those faiths.

I was in the middle of these thoughts and didn't even realize when I dozed off. The next thing I knew, someone was yelling "KAHIRO!!!!", waking me up.

The first sight I saw at Cairo airport was of battle-ready fighter jets. Next to them were imposing anti-aircraft guns with their barrels pointed to the sky. The stage seemed to be set for the next big war. The only question seemed to be which actors would enter the stage first and who the director would be. Actors from dozens of countries seemed to be ready, with war-paint on, or make-up on. Who knew when the final act would start and when it would end.

When I read a big sign that said, "WE WELCOME YOU TO EGYPT", I felt like someone had sprayed a stream of cold water on my face on an oppressively hot day. Why shouldn't all human beings be welcomed heartily all over this little planet of ours? Although as long as there exist things like passports and visas, built on an assumption of distrust of fellow human beings, can we really expect true expressions of such humanity? The sign that said "WE WELCOME YOU TO EGYPT"....to any "you" who reached there, regardless of race, religion, gender, creed.....why shouldn't such signs and more importantly sentiments, be displayed everywhere?

The funny thing is, this "WE WELCOME YOU TO EGYPT" sign was right next to the massive anti-aircraft guns and the irony endemic to human existence tickled me and troubled me in equal amounts.

We headed to the restaurant inside the terminal. The waiters there were very friendly and polite, and served us some divine Egyptian coffee. Compared to Mumbai airport, I thought Cairo airport was small. There was a lot of new construction happening around us though. Egypt is currently in the midst of writing a new chapter in its history. Everybody is watching carefully to see which way their new statesman (Nasser) takes them.

It was in Cairo airport that I first encountered Egyptian people. And as I examined their appearance carefully, I wondered how many Egyptians there might be in Mumbai too. Because in terms of appearance, I didn't really see any major differences between Egyptians and Indians. Beyond the facts I had memorized in my childhood to score 2 marks in the history exam, such as pyramids, mummies, pharaohs, and the Nile river, my knowledge about Egypt was as barren as their desert. I had never even thought about anyone living in Egypt other than Cleopatra, General Najeeb, and now this Nasser fellow.

Suddenly, I was overcome by a profound sense of ignorance and curiosity as a foreigner in a foreign land. And sitting there in the Cairo airport, I started thinking about how day-to-day life in Egypt must be and how I knew nothing about it. How do school teachers, lawyers, and bureaucrats here dress? Is it similar to how those folks dress in India? What is the most popular item in a typical restaurant in Egypt? Do wives here refer to their husbands by name or is there some tactful pronoun that has been coined for the purpose like in India? With each passing second, the expanse of my ignorance about this fascinating culture seemed to exceed the expanse of the desert.

Then I started thinking about the people who worked at that airport. For them, a typical day consisted of interacting with travelers from dozens of different countries, for maybe an hour or two at a time, before they went on their way and were replaced by a different set of foreigners. Do they feel the same sense of curiosity and note their ignorance about other cultures? Or has it become just a mundane feature of their lives by now? Do they actively notice the multi-colored lattice of different races and nationalities or does it just pass by in the blink of an eye like a frame from a cinema reel?

I spent the rest of the time in Cairo thinking about all this before we were called back to the plane. The next stopover was Geneva in Switzerland. As our plane surged through the clouds, we gradually left the desert behind and were soon traveling over Europe. Specifically, Italy, as the pilot informed us.

While I was almost entirely ignorant about Egypt except for its ancient history and contemporary politics, I at least knew more about Italy thanks to all the books I had read. Names like Rome, Venice, and Naples started swimming around in my head. I decided that if the plane had to crash right now, I would want it to do so near Naples. I had read that Naples was home to some of the most awe-inspiring sculptures in the world. So if my plane crashed in Naples, I could drag myself to those sculptures, see them first hand, and then die happy.

Yes, I know it is morbid to keep pondering the possibility of the plane crashing but that's how I am and be honest, aren't you too?

But the plane kept going. I kept looking at the Italian landscape underneath and we didn't see Naples or Venice. But we did fly over Rome. It was hard to miss. As I looked at the distant but clear images of various buildings and cathedrals in Rome, I first felt a great sense of satisfaction at seeing them first hand. Then I compensated for the unfamiliar bliss by berating myself for still not having read Gibbon's "The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire" even after buying it years ago. I made a mental note to read it as soon as I returned home.

When you're flying over different countries of the world, you think more about what you haven't read about those lands than what you have read. In another hour or so, our plane was flying over the gorgeous alps and I realized we were in Europe's Eden.

Soon the plane touched down in Geneva. I had heard a lot of cautionary tales about how the cold in Europe is way worse than anything I might have experienced in India. I experienced it first hand as I walked into the Geneva airport and felt like I had walked into a massive refrigerator. And this was just August! So I shivered a little and prepared for six more months of this inhumanly cold weather. No wonder these white folks ran away and captured our warmer lands.

As soon as I stepped into the chilly Geneva airport, my brain initiated a flashback from 20 years ago from my college days in Pune. I had grown up in Mumbai, where it never gets even remotely chilly. Then in Pune in the winters, every so often, I would wake up to such a chilly morning. It felt more bracing than oppressive, making me feel like running all the way across the world. I had always thought cold weather would make me feel like a shriveled old man, but instead, it made me feel like a daring young man, ready to achieve anything!

Anyway, we walked into the restaurant at the Geneva airport and it looked more like a flower shop than a restaurant. The faces of all the staff members were fresh and enthusiastic like recently bloomed lilies. There was a spring in their step. It didn't look like anyone could ever age, and everyone looked like they were in their 20s even though they probably weren't. We were served coffee in a very elegantly crafted glass cup. And it tasted divine and almost intoxicating. I wondered that if even the coffee here gets my pulse racing so much, what will stronger beverages do? I had heard that Switzerland is a place where extreme beauty and extreme pleasure is the default and my experiences at their airport confirmed it.

I didn't even realize when that stopover at Geneva ended. It was cold, but I was surrounded by beauty, human and non-human, and I felt more alive than I ever had. Before I got back on the plane, I turned around and took a 360 degree mental picture of all I could see of Switzerland from that terminal. The tall trees sheltering cute little houses, the snow-covered peaks of the Alps kissing the deep blue sky. I promised myself to return for a more leisurely visit. When the plane took off, I was looking at a meandering little river as it flowed through the verdant Swiss countryside, when suddenly, our plane ascended above the clouds. And those fluffy white things that a few hours earlier had seemed gorgeous, now seemed like villains for blocking my view of the Swiss landscape. Our journey continued.

The next stop was to be at Dusseldorf in Germany, It had been over 20 hours since we took off from Mumbai. The hands of my watch had already been rotated many times by then. Every hour, the pilot made announcements about how high we were flying, what the temperature outside was, what the local time was, and so on. Passengers around us were saying random things in response to those announcements like, "Oh! 18,000 feet? That's nice! Very high!"

We were flying through clouds at that moment, so I personally couldn't tell the difference between 18,000 feet and 18 million feet. Honestly, this whole thing of estimating distances has been a challenge for me, whether I am in the air or on the ground. Whenever I read about some witness in court say stuff like "the accused was 19 feet away from me", I feel jealous of his ability to express distance so precisely. Because I absolutely suck at it. I can't even remember the inches in my own measurements for shoes, hats, collars, socks, and so on. When a shoe salesman asks what size I want, I just give him the chappals I am wearing then and ask him to figure it out. I have immense respect for people who go shoe shopping and say stuff like "Bring me Number 8 pairs".

And when someone remembers the precise date on which something happened, I feel overcome enough with admiration to go hug them. When I hear someone say stuff like, "I remember it was July 17th...", I am amazed. I suck at dates too. Which is why I always sucked at history in school. Even now, I remember only three dates - Shivaji Maharaj died in 1680, the 1857 uprising happened in 1857, and using multiple reminder mnemonics, my wife's birthday. Other than these three, I have no idea of any other dates. You can ask me when India gained independence and I will try to hedge between 1947 and 1950.

Anyway, the point is, I am horrible with anything that is expressed numerically. So even before I could figure out how high 18,000 feet exactly is, our plane was touching down in Dusseldorf. Before I knew it, we were surrounded by cries of "Achtung! Achtung!" and "Gut! Gut!". My wife and I walked to the terminal, now sick of this sequence of stopovers. Yes. I was in Germany with its rich history and culture and intriguing contemporary split between East and West, but I didn't give a damn. The aforementioned Joshi and Patil left us here and we sat there hoping that we'd reach London before we died of boredom.

Why does the final stretch of the journey always seem to last the longest? Even when I am traveling from Pune to Mumbai by train, it is the same. The time from Pune to Thane or Kalyan seems to breeze by in a happy procession of vada, omelets, chikki, etc. But from there, Mulund, Bhandup, Vikroli, Dadar, etc seem to take an eternity to pass by. Very annoying! It's the same with other trips too. When you're taking a train from Mumbai to Delhi, everything seems great until you reach Mathura, and then after that, things seem to slow down. If you're going from Mumbai to Nagpur. it is Wardha that is the tipping point after which it is all yawns and polite curses.

The flight from Dusseldorf to London seemed similarly annoying and yawn-inducing. Finally, after about the hundredth yawn, the plane started barreling downwards. All the passengers around us seemed to have perked up as the plane continued descending. Finally there was a bump and the plane started slowing down. And a few passengers around me echoed my thoughts,

"Ah! London!"



          28 June, 2017 – Episode 625 – This Week in Science Podcast (TWIS)   
Planet 10?, Planet 9?, Warmer Oceans, Rising More Rapidly, Archaea On You!, Bird Beats, Hot Hungry Rats, Neander-dentistry, Chimp Strength, Sleepers For The Sleeping, Cancelling Chronic Pain, Family Beds, SpaceX Double Hitter, Butts For Birds, And Much More!!!

          TS146: Planet of the Apes, Two and a Half Men, Thor, w/ Musical Guest LP   
Did you see Dawn of the Planet of the Apes? Erin and Bryan did and we're not impressed with their lady ape and their zero gay apes. What does impress them? Marvel comics has made Thor a woman! And in the best news ever, the incredible singer-songwriter LP stops by to talk Elvis, yoga farts, whistle the theme song from "Friends,"  and sing a song from her new album Forever Not Now, which is out now! You won't believe her voice!  Buy LP's "Forever Not Now" here Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die See Us! TSPOD Live shows Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS Feed
          Throwing Shade Live @ The Black Cat in Washington, D.C.   
The first live episode from Erin and Bryan's East Coast Tour! And what better way to kick that off than with one of the smartest (and shadiest) places on the planet - Washington, D.C. Bryan and Erin talk D.C.'s incredibly lengthy crosswalks, Chelsea Manning, the fact that being a woman is considered a pre-existing condition, and of course, the best candidates for Mary Todd Lincoln impersonators. District of Columbians, we all shut it down in the best ways possible!  New episodes of Throwing Shades now on Thursdays!  Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod shadethrowing@gmail.com Official Max Fun Page Facebook page RSS Feed
          Shock: NASA denies secret child sex slave cannibal colony on Mars   

No humans on Red Planet, straight-faced officials have the audacity to claim

NASA has not enslaved a colony of children on Mars nor is it using them for vile orgies on the Red Planet nor feasting on them to harvest their precious bone marrow, officials have told The Register.…


          Thursday Freebies-Free Planetarians Protein Chips   
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          Beatles - Revolver   
C'è stato un prima e c'è stato un dopo. Prima c'era il beat e poi c'è stato il rock. Prima c'era una band di clamoroso successo planetario, poi una delle formazioni più creative del nuovo universo. Prima c'erano i Fab Four, poi ci sono stati i Beatles. Tutto questo è _Revolver_, il disco che ha cambiato la storia della musica popolare, che ha trasformato Lennon, McCartney, Harrison e Starr in quattro artisti inarrivabili e completi.
          Front Desk Associate - Glenmont - Planet Fitness Franchises - Glenmont, NY   
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          Bocah 14 Tahun Ciptakan Energi Listrik Bermodal Rp 200.000   

Liputan6.com, Jakarta - Gara-gara terinspirasi oleh Nikola Tesla dan Albert Einsten, seorang remaja berusia 14 tahun Max Loughan dari Incline Village, Nevada, Amerika Serikat, berniat untuk mengubah dunia dengan hasil penemuannya.

Dalam laporan berita KTVN, yang Tekno Liputan6.com kutip dari Waking Times, Selasa (20/6/2017), Max menjelaskan perangkat pemanen energi hasil ciptaannya di ruang bawah tanah rumahnya yang disulap menjadi laboratorium.

"Masa depan yang saya bayangkan adalah sebuah masa depan yang dibayangkan oleh semua orang. Jika kamu memiliki energi, kamu akan memiliki kekuatan, dan kamu akan memiliki segala hal," kata Max.

Lantas, seperti apa perangkat pemanen listrik buatan remaja itu? Alat yang dibuat Max mirip dengan koil Tesla, demikian juga dengan cara kerjanya. Meski sederhana, kemampuannya cukup bisa diandalkan.
Alat tersebut berguna untuk menangkap energi elektromagnetik yang didapatkan dari atmosfer kemudian mengubahnya menjadi listrik arus searah (DC) yang bisa digunakan untuk menyalakan alat-alat elektronik.

Hebatnya, dalam mengembangkan tersebut itu, Max menghabiskan biaya kurang dari US$ 15 atau sekitar Rp 200 ribuan saja.

Mengutip laporan KTVN, selama beberapa bulan menciptakan alat pemanen listrik itu, ia menggunakan sebuah kaleng kopi, kabel, dua lilitan kabel, dan sebuah sendok.

"Kabel bertugas mengumpulkan energi, gelombang radio, dan panas dari udara dan di dalamnya ada kaleng kopi yang mengubahnya dari arus bolak balik (AC) menjadi arus searah (DC)," kata Max.
Untuk membuktikan penemuannya ini benar-benar berhasil mengubah listrik, Max melilitkan lampu LED pada saudara kembarnya yang bernama Jack. Kemudian, anak yang bermimpi mengubah dunia itu menghubungkan lampu LED ke alat ciptaannya. Tak butuh waktu lama, lampu LED yang dililitkan di tubuh saudaranya itu pun menyala.

"Semudah itu, dan sejak pertama hadir di Bumi, saya tahu apa alasan saya lahir, yaitu untuk membuat penemuan, untuk mengubah dunia," kata Max menegaskan.
Ia pun berharap agar temuannya bisa mengubah dunia sehingga di masa depan, manusia tak perlu berjuang untuk mendapatkan hal-hal dasar seperti energi. Hebatnya lagi, keberhasilan Max tak membuatnya berorientasi pada uang atau pengakuan dari pihak lain.

"Tujuan utama saya adalah menjadikan Bumi sebagai tempat yang lebih baik, sehingga di masa depan orang-orang bisa berbahagia, selamat, dan damai," kata anak yang gemar memakai jas laboratorium itu.

          Coldplay - Viva la vida   
I Coldplay sono una delle pochissime formazioni emerse nel nuovo millennio ad aver raggiunto un successo indiscusso e planetario nel mondo del rock. Chris Martin e la sua band hanno scritto alcune delle più belle pagine della musica inglese degli ultimi anni, mescolando pop e rock, canzone e passione, in album che ha saputo interpretare più e meglio di altri il “sentimento” dei nostri anni. “Viva la Vida” è la loro ultima fatica discografica, quella che, con l’aiuto di Brian Eno, riassume nella maniera migliore il loro percorso e illumina la strada verso la quale la band sembra volersi dirigere. Ernesto Assante e Gino Castaldo vi propongono un viaggio nel rock degli anni Duemila, girando attorno ad un album che per molti versi è centrale nello sviluppo della musica di questi anni.
          Behind the scenes on Transformers VFX   
ILM's VFX supervisors share how they created the Transformers' home planet for The Last Knight.
          You May Wear Pants   

The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities.

Cardinal George Pell is the third-most powerful official in the Catholic Church as head of the Vatican’s finances. And he’s just been charged multiple sexual assaults in his native Australia. I think it’s time to play this song again.

Gov. Matt Bevin of Kentucky signs into law a bill allowing Bible classes in public schools. I’m sure that not far behind are classes on the Qu’ran, the Bhagvat Gita, Dianetics, and the Books of Bokonon. Any day now.

ProPublica reveals “a trove” of Facebook’s internal documents showing its secret guidelines for determining what is and is not hate speech, and thus able to be censored. And some of it is frankly disturbing:

One document trains content reviewers on how to apply the company’s global hate speech algorithm. The slide identifies three groups: female drivers, black children and white men. It asks: Which group is protected from hate speech? The correct answer: white men. ... White men are considered a group because both traits are protected, while female drivers and black children, like radicalized Muslims, are subsets, because one of their characteristics is not protected. 

Adi Robertson at The Verge notes that Facebook’s task is more or less impossible:

If the company decides to promote a positive social environment without taking clear political sides, it will trend toward a faux neutrality where “hate” is any negative opinion, punishing people who criticize the status quo. But if it admits to an ideological bent, it will have to start formulating political stances on which groups worldwide deserve the most protection from hate. The more social responsibility it accepts, the more liable it is for failing to police its users, and the more power it has to control speech — not just comments to other users, but personal timeline posts or photographs. 

Oh, hey hey hey, make sure you dig the latest Cause & Effect newsletter. It’s got international news, SCOTUS news, and not all of the news is bad!

CFI’s Benjamin Radford is on the panel for a discussion about psychics (along with a bunch of alleged psychics) on WNPR’s Colin McEnroe Show.

Another “psychic,” Michelle Marks of Dixon, Illinois, is arrested for “exploitation of an elderly person and multiple weapons charges.” Wow she was busy!

Researchers at the Catholic University of Louvain wanted to see if atheists in Western Europe were more or less closed-minded than the religious. And that’s what they found, more or less:

Atheists tended to show greater intolerance of contradiction, meaning when they were presented with two seemingly contradictory statements they rated one as very true and the other as very false. They also showed less propensity to be able to imagine arguments contrary to their own position and find them somewhat convincing.

A group of scientists and other figures sign on to an initiative called Mission 2020, intended to get greenhouse gas emissions to “curve downward” by 2020, because failing that, the goals of Paris become unattainable. While it’s noble, I am skeptical. Especially after my Point of Inquiry interview with Elizabeth Kolbert earlier this month.

Undaunted by my kind of despair, a “global covenant of mayors” pledging to meet the goals of the Paris accord has brought on board more than 7400 cities.

Cleve Wootson at WaPo introduces us to Michael Tate Reed, the guy who keeps ramming his car into Ten Commandments monuments, as he did in Arkansas yesterday:

[In 2014] He was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder and released under an agreement that required him to continue treatment. He sent a rambling letter to the newspaper apologizing and describing the voices in his head and his attempts to recover from mental health issues. 

Speaking of which, Joseph Frankel at The Atlantic looks at how the phenomenon of “hearing voices” in one’s head—which is sometimes what makes people think they’re psychic, and others say they’re psychotic—may be more common than once thought, and also may be more controllable:

These experiments suggest that auditory hallucinations are the result of the mind failing to brand its actions as its own. Watching what the brain does during these hallucinations may clarify how that works, and what differences in the brain create these experiences. ... Drawing a parallel with Autism Spectrum Disorder, the [researchers] are interested in the extent to which the psychics they saw “might occupy the extreme end of a continuum” of people who hear voices. 

The Mormon Church is taking bold strides into the latter half of the 20th century, offering paid maternity or parental leave to church employees and (hold on to your butts) allowing women to wear pants.

A California health department report says that 111 people have chosen to take their own lives in the first six months of the state’s right-to-die law. 

Uranus isn’t just odd because its name makes you chuckle (which is why I must pronounce it “YURen-uss,” not, you know, the other way). It’s on a crazy 98-degree axis, and its magnetic shield is all wobbly.

When there’s somethin’ strange…in the neighborhood…who you gonna call? The Royal Thai Police Force! They ain’t afraid o’no phi pob. 

Ken Ham’s Ark Encounter is a fun, scientific, educational museum experience for the whole family! Oh wait, the city wants them to pay a “safety assessment fee”? I meant to say, it’s a ministry. So, sorry. Exempt. Phew! I mean, “amen.”

My home state of Maine gets its first case of measles in 20 years. Oh god I hope it’s not me! 

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I’m just gonna give this one to Colbert:

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          Hunting Deep-Sky Objects with Wolfram|Alpha   
The amount of activity that takes place here on planet Earth is at times unfathomable. But it’s the merest drop in the bucket in comparison to the boundless amounts of activity in our universe—Earth is merely one planet within the Milky Way Galaxy. Most deep-sky objects cannot be seen by the naked eye, but observers [...]
          Nifty Prediction : (+/-) 0.4% movements expected in Nifty | Trade with care   
Daily Forecast – Share Market – June – 30th, 2017 (+/-) 0.4% movements expected in Nifty | Trade with care Jupiter and Sun are in lead, with support of Moon, Mars, Rahu, Ketu and Mercury. Indications are clear that market is trying to regain its position. Rahu and Ketu will always show ups and downs during the day. Seven planets are active, this day will again be active with many segments. Petroleum, financial institutions, Transport – includes air-transport, shipping, IT (may be medium or others too), communication, entertainment, sports and infrastructure, power, cement, automobile and tyres etc. Indications are again that many segments will be in movements. So, trade with the wind. I feel day may again show ups and downs. Nifty may show movements in the range of 9560 to 9470. Trade wisely. Indian Currency Indian Rupee may trade in between 64.50 to 65.00 per USD. Please like my Facebook page @ https://www.facebook.com/AnoopAstroSutra. ** Before investing or trading please check technical aspects also, it’s a reading based on planetary movements.Filed under: Share Market Tagged: astrology, Currency Prediction, Nifty Prediction, sensex prediction, stock market prediction
          Boys Wall Decals - Stars Wall Stickers - Nursery Space Wall Stickers with Kids Astronauts - PLOS070 by evgieNev   

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          Planet Coaster en Steam   

octubre 2016 – Planet Coaster es el futuro de los juegos de simulación de parques de atracciones y ya está aquí. Planet Coaster en Steam Sorprende, alegra y emociona a tus visitantes a medida que alzas tu imperio de montañas rusas. Deja volar tu imaginación y comparte tu éxito con todo el mundo. Origen: Ahorra…

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          Re: Stumptown Comics Fest   
Jesus, if all the Mercury wanted to shit out a terrible comic about the Stumptown Comics Fest designed to alienate comic book professionals and potential attendees alike, I would've done it for free:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mudron/4546528176/

I've seen some claims online that it was the Mercury editor that forced Parker and Main's hand towards making the comic more mean-spirited than what it was originally supposed to be, but after seeing a few panels from the original version floating around online, it's obvious that it was Parker and Main's original intent to be hipper-than-thou mean-spirited jackasses from the start.

I'm the last goddamned person on the planet to think that the Stumptown Comics Fest should be treated with awed reverence, but this comic (when combined with this week's "OMG COMICS=NERDS DUR HUR" cover) was just a big mistake.
Posted by Bill Mudron
          Hallo northern sky 3.3.4c   
A planetarium program designed for Windows showing many deepsky objects
          Indie Author Spotlight: Robert Eggleton   


Hello lovelies welcome to a feature I am going to have on La Jersey Chika Reads Indie Books that is called Indie Author Spotlight. Each month I will post an Indie Author Spotlight to help spread word about the works of the fantastic indie authors that are out there!


Today tenth installment and feature is Robert Eggleton author of Rarity from the Hollow



 Robert Eggleton




Author's Bio

Robert Eggleton has served as a children's advocate in an impoverished state for over forty years. Locally, he is best known for his nonfiction about children’s programs and issues, much of which was published by the West Virginia Supreme Court where he worked from1982 through 1997. Today, he is a retired children's psychotherapist from the mental health center in Charleston, West Virginia, where he specialized in helping victims cope with and overcome maltreatment and other mental health concerns. Rarity from the Hollow is his debut novel. Its release followed publication of three short Lacy Dawn Adventures in magazines. Author proceeds support the prevention of child maltreatment.



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Rarity from the Hollow

By Robert Eggleton

Genre: Adult Literary Science Fiction

Publication Date: November 3, 2016

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Author Interview


Q. Describe your book in ten words or less.

A. An unlikely savior of the universe -- tragedy, comedy, and satire.


Q. What draws you to this genre.

A. I enjoy reading and writing literary fiction and within most genres. I'm not a big fan of pure escapist novels. I tend to look for the author's hidden metaphors -- meaning behind the superficial and that seems to detract from my enjoyment. So, when I write, my goal is to produce something that will be reflected upon after the last paragraph has been read. I also enjoy reading speculative fiction -- the what if? There are several what ifs in Rarity from the Hollow, but the one that was most fun to write was its political parody. What if some compelling force united extreme capitalism and socialism by a common cause --- saving the universe? While much of the focus of my story was on the prevention of child maltreatment, there are other analogies -- i.e. global warming. Rarity from the Hollow was the first, perhaps the only, science fiction adventure to specifically predict the rise of Donald Trump to political power -- parody with no political advocacy one side or any other. Readers find out how Lacy Dawn, the protagonist, convinced Mr. Rump (Bernie Sanders) to help talk Mr. Prump (Donald Trump) into saving the universe. The allegory includes pressing issues that are being debated today, including illegal immigration and the refuge crisis, an issue that several European commentators have compared to cockroach infestation; extreme capitalism / consumerism vs. domestic spending for social supports; sexual harassment…. Mr. Prump in my story was a projection of Donald Trump based on the TV show, The Apprentice. The counterpart, Mr. Rump, was based on my understanding of positions held by Bernie Sanders as I wrote the story. Part of the negotiations in the story occur in the only high rise on planet Shptiludrp (Shop Until You Drop), a giant shopping mall and the center of economic governance, now more easily identifiable as Trump Tower. The allegory was not addressed by ARC reviewers of the novel because so few people worldwide considered Donald Trump to be a serious political contender until the primary elections in the U.S. The political allegory in the novel is obvious now that Donald Trump has become a household name. In summary, I am drawn to literary speculative fiction because it is so much fun to write.


Q. Where do you get information or ideas for your book?

A. Much of Rarity from the Hollow is more real than not, and based upon over forty years of my experiences working as a children's advocate. I use Google for research, for example, on updated research on prevalence rates or correlates of child abuse. One interesting element of the story pertains to the ET assistance that helped cure Lacy Dawn's parents -- she begins the story as an eleven year old protagonist, a victim of maltreatment. Her father is a war damaged Vet suffering from PTSD, night terrors, and anger outbursts. Several book reviewers have complimented by imagination when writing the medical intervention element of the story. In reality, humans are living in a very exciting time when computerized diagnosis and intervention of mental health concerns is an emerging science. The fantastical means employed by the alien in my story to treat the parents were based on today’s medical reality. I’ve already mentioned that in the beginning of Rarity from the Hollow, Dwayne, the abusive father was a war damaged Vet experiencing anger outbursts and night terrors. The mother was a downtrodden victim of domestic violence who had lost hope of ever getting her G.E.D. or driver's license, or of protecting her daughter. Diagnosis and treatment of these concerns affecting the parents, as representative of many similarly situated, was based on emerging technologies presented at the 2015 World Medical Innovation Forum: https://worldmedicalinnovation.org/ . Yes, in real life, like in my story, patients have been hooked up to computer technology for medial diagnosis and treatment. Additional exciting research was presented at that Forum and may one day may revolutionize psychiatric treatment. Most relevant to my story were: (1) smart brain prosthetics, wireless devises being tested for potential to relieve depression, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder…neural engineering to manipulate brain signals; (2) sophisticated imaging systems that are minimally invasive to brain circuitry for diagnosis (3) and, healing the brain with neuromodulation and electroceuticals to treat depression and schizophrenia. http://hitconsultant.net/2015/04/30/tech-revolutionize-neurological-psychiatric-care/


Q. How do you select the names of your characters?

A. Typically, I pick names that fit a culture for stories. While I love fantasy, I've found long and unusual first names for characters annoying, thereby sometimes leading to head hopping as I've read the stories. I try to avoid this practice. For example, I recently read a short story involving sisters with unusual but very similar first names. I kept getting the characters mixed up, complicated by their similar voices. The subculture for Rarity from the Hollow is Appalachian, a place where the use of first and middle names is common when addressing the individual, such as Billy Bob, or Robert Thomas. Lacy Dawn was addressed by her first and middle name in the story as a show of love and respect, while the other characters were addressed by their first names only as a sign that their parents did not hold their existences in high regard. As a back story, when pregnant, Lacy Dawn's mother realized that she would not be able to give her daughter beautiful things in life, so she decided to give her a very beautiful name at birth.  


Q. List your top 5 favorite authors or books.

A. Gosh, this is an impossible to answer question. I'm a mood reader, so my favorite books at one time may be entirely different than at another time. Right now: Vonnegut’s anger in Breakfast of Champions helped me stay strong as a children’s advocate and as a writer, and how to experiment with my writing style. Watership Down by R. Adams was such a sweet adventure that some of this element just is a necessary ingredient of even the scariest or saddest story. Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams is probably on a lot of lists of favorite books. If I feel nostalgic, like now, Another Roadside Attraction by Tom Robbins pushed me into the wilder side of writing regardless of censorship with views on religion and other topics. Last, The Color Purple by Alice Walker remains a role model for using colloquialism to reach mainstream readers. 


Q. What book/s are you reading at present?

A. I'm going to have to pass on this question. I'm reading a second novel by an unknown author and am so disappointed that I don't want to name it. I respected her debut novel and expected this one to be even better. It isn't. When this one was posted on a blog for 99¢ I grabbed a Kindle version. Don't misunderstand. I don't subscribe to the Goodreads rating system based on whether I "liked" a novel or not. If I'm considering writing a review of a novel I would never let my personal taste control such an important task -- my likes are irrelevant to whether a book is great or awful -- so are my comfort zones -- irrelevant. So far, this book has holes in the plot, is so mainstream that it could have been written by a computer program, and was poorly edited. There seems to be no message, but I'm hopeful that the author some how pulls it all together in the last third of the novel. I don't need to like a novel to give it a good rating, but I do have to respect it. Did the story fulfill its mission? It this novel does improve you may see my review on Amazon or Goodreads and you will get my answer to your question if you notice. If the novel does not improve, I may just skip writing a review. The impact of reviews can be so powerful that I wouldn't want to influence the behavior of an author who, based on the debut, has potential but released on perhaps prematurely. If this author was well known, making lots of money, I would have no problem blasting this piece of crap that I'm reading.


Q. What's next for you? What are you working on now?

A. I've been stuck in self-promotion mode for so long that I've neglected the next Lacy Dawn Adventure -- Ivy. I've submitted a couple of short stories to magazines recently but no bites. It seems to me that many magazines either stick very close to the Young Adult genre or are so extreme that my writing seems to have a hard time fitting into content. I don't want to change what I write just to achieve publication, so I'm trying to explore other alternatives. I'm working on a satirical essay, and a couple of poems. One of my poems won first place in an international competition last year, so I have a little name recognition because of that. Ivy, full of metaphors and allegory, is the story of an alien invasion of Earth based in an almost forgotten town. I live in West Virginia, the U.S. state with the highest rate of heroin overdose deaths in the nation. My familiarity with what is happening to my neighbors because of addiction prompted me to ask: how far will a child go to save a parent from addiction? I hope to achieve a similar finding when answering this serious question as I did with Rarity from the Hollow: “…a hillbilly version of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, only instead of the earth being destroyed to make way for a hyperspace bypass, Lacy Dawn must…The author has managed to do what I would have thought impossible; taken serious subjects like poverty, ignorance, abuse, and written about them with tongue-in-cheek humor without trivializing them…Eggleton sucks you into the Hollow, dunks you in the creek, rolls you in the mud, and splays you in the sun to dry off. Tucked between the folds of humor are some profound observations on human nature and modern society that you have to read to appreciate…it’s a funny book that most sci-fi fans will thoroughly enjoy.” http://awesomeindies.net/ai-approved-review-of-rarity-from-the-holly-by-robert-eggleton/ I'll let you know when it is released.


Q.  What advice do you have for writers?

A. I don’t feel competent to give advice to other writers, but I will share a little common sense based on my observations of this marketplace. Don’t expect to be discovered overnight like you were Elvis singing on the front stoop of an apartment located in a low-income neighborhood. Before you publish, make sure that your work as been professionally edited, or as close to it as your finances will allow – not by a friend or anybody with whom you have a personal relationship. If published, to the extent possible, prevent generic one line reviews from being posted on Amazon – they always look like they were written by your friends and detract from other reviews that appear more legitimate. Commit to the long haul by keeping in mind that the majority of those entering the world of books stay there briefly and then drop out never to be heard from again. And, last, never buy a book review and don’t invest more than you can afford in anything. I’ve heard of aspiring authors placing themselves and their families at financial risk by becoming over-committed to a book that they had written. Hard work pays off, but working smart has better outcomes.   


Thank You So Much Robert Eggleton For Your Time & Interview.



R. Thank you for the opportunity to tell your readers a little about myself and my debut novel, Rarity from the Hollow.




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This standard card game (also known as Indian poker) sees fascinating additions to its set of variations yearly - making both shedding and successful fun, offered you have not gone the Yudhisthira method (let's face it, there are many crafty Duryodhana's out there). Attain out to our coaches, get entry to specialised poker studying assets and be taught the guidelines of the game to turn right into a champion poker participant. In addition they have a better repute in the poker community, whereas I've heard numerous tales about bwin treating poker gamers very badly. The inaugural occasion in 1970 was contested by six of probably the most outstanding names in the sport and the winner decided by ballot. Gives a wide range of game modes including Pineapple (with fantasy land!), regular OFC and low in the center. After connecting to the internet on your telephone, you will be able to entry hundreds of player tables and thousands of gamers. 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They are saying poker is of enterprise, however not so way back, they said that about entrepreneurship too. Online poker isn't prone to be legalized on a federal level within the fast future, however there are plenty of states looking to legalize online poker on their very own. So I imagine that life, Like your poker recreation is all about steadiness... And I actually enjoy making an attempt to Stability every facet of my life. The place it differs is in the hand ranking, which is all about making the very best attainable flush out of seven cards. It is advisable not only think about the ace-ace in your hand but in addition think about what's on the desk, what the opposite participant might be holding, what his wager tells you about his playing cards and what he's trying to study with his bets. 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Each online gaming and on-line collaborating in market of India is quick booming and maturing Entrepreneurs in these fields have started exploring Indian markets to find out their ventures in India. The SFPT will abide by these penalty violations with a purpose to make poker enjoyable for everybody. These sometimes sell at a premium to standard clay poker chips, but with out the metal insert the texture and sound is the most genuine out there. The identical yr the poker website also rolled out its cell app for gamers and the site migrated its poker game lobby from a Flex-primarily based Person Interface to HTML5-primarily based Person Interface, offering a superior UI to its registered players. Nicely, all the greatest and most impressive sites providing Android Poker apps are waiting for you. The top Indian poker rooms can help you play the poker video games you're keen on head-to-head towards real people or in event format for precise cash. The shortstack however, Dhaval Mudgal of Cardplayer India has began his consistent run of developing last tables ever since making the Main Occasion last desk within the December 2010 event as effectively last evening's IPC 5k. However he can be unable to enhance on his ninth place end from last night by busting out first on the final desk. Nearly every on-line poker site offers poker bonuses to players, either as bonus added cash to your first deposit (often called the first deposit bonus) whenever you join with a brand new poker room, or as extra bonuses which are given to you at intervals (referred to as reload bonuses). Is the world's largest and most trusted on-line poker guide, providing the easiest on-line poker bonus deals assured, over $1m in unique freerolls yearly and probably probably the most free poker content material out there on the Internet. With Genting Poker roulette, you'll be able to play the world's favorite on line casino game at your individual velocity and leisure. If two or more gamers have related straight in a hand, the pot is split equally. One three-Card Poker Gold technique that's easy to implement is to play both 3-Card Poker Gold games directly. If you wish to take it simple, you can play the House Method and have a great probability of profitable Pai Gow Poker. Composite plastic chips are low-cost to make, which why they're additionally sold for residence use. This leads to many gamers treating three card poker as a type of entertainment, rather than a money making enterprise. It accepts on-line U.S poker players and is thought to be the quickest processor amongst all of the poker sites. Be at liberty to review our How To Play Texas Maintain'Em section to construct a strong basis of the game. 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          The 10 Commandments of Good SEO Hipster Version   

Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/geekwithblogs/archive/2017/06/05/the-10-commandments-of-good-seo-hipster-version.aspx

I do not know about you, but to all those who are dedicated to online marketing, do not you think, what ever Google is more like a religion? , A little rather yes, right? And if the Catholics have the figure of Moses, as the one who met on Mount Sinai with God, and were given the tables with the commandments, does not seem very far, the figure of A hipster sent from Google, instead of two heavy stones, carry a heavy tablet, with the commandments of good SEO in epub or pdf version, according to the god Google, who sees everything, knows everything, and is ubiquitous.

And, what would those 10 commandments of good SEO?, Because I believe without doubt that something very similar to what comes next, and these 10 commandments, not to fulfill them, expect many bad things to your website, more plagues than In a dark and humid basement, there we go with the 10 commandments ( here would molaría what has been a jingle in the style of the main 40 ).

 You will love Google about all the search engines , it may make you more or less grace, that power you have, that way of deciding how to stop in the Roman circus, what is good and bad, but Whether you like it or not, you have to love everything about marketing 2.0, you have to treat it with love and "respect" that would say Ali G, and listen very very much, everything that comes to say, because Google is like A mother, who gives you advice, which are not advice, but imperative orders of Sergeant O'neil. Also in case you lack reasons, here in Spain has a level of implementation of 90% on search engines, and should miss the other 10%, those who use Internet Explorer, and those who have installed some type of malware.

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 You will not take the name of your tags in vain , it is not worth cheating, putting tags that have nothing to do with your content, that Google will see, and it will give you behind Of the ears, you can not put in your tags, all the cities of Spain, if you only serve in a province, because that's very ugly, and you're going to catch Google and you're going to kick that, 4 page sends you. It's going to give you a rowing blow that riete your videos of falls from Youtube. 

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Sanctify the headings , nothing to make a web page that does not respect the structure of headings html, H1 to H6, you do not have to use all, but if you make use of it, and the Such as H1, H2 and H3, to indicate what is being talked about in that content, and rank the importance of those words within the content, so that Google can be well positioned, and not that it is he who chooses Of what you're talking about, because Google is always in a hurry, and if you do not keep this command, he'll put whatever he wants.

 You will honor the Penguin and the Panda , these two creatures of Mr. Google, you must honor them, because Google is very much of your things, and the one for your children does whatever it is, so you can give them content Of quality to the Panda, and quality links to the Penguin, or else, or else ... look better do not want to know what Google will do as dishonor to one of them two, because it's going to give you a colleja that you're going to put to dance Something that will not have orchestra to follow the rhythm.

You will not kill creativity , Google is a creative god, and if something does not like anything, but nothing at all, it is uncreative, empty and simple content that is not useful to your Followers and fans, every time you kill the creativity of your content, Google drops you off a page results, so you better not take it as a joke, or soon appear on the foot of the monitor, down there next to the felt So that it does not move.

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You will not do prohibited actions , or what is the same thing, you will not do Black Hat SEO, which is that you will not do cloacking, although no longer done, Spam, BackDoor, hidden text ... come on , Please do not be the Christian Gray of SEO, because if Google is going to be in the red room and put you looking at Adwords.

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You will not steal content , not under any concept, you must steal the content of others, copy, paste, or change three words, and publish it on your site, no, never, Puts it like a motorcycle, pisses more than the panda of Ranma 1/2 and Kung Fu Panda together, you're going to see what a panda is pissed and not those adorable Zoo Pandas that are sitting nicely while chewing bamboo gum.

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 You will not tell lies in your content , because then your content is worth the same as the shit with Whatsapp eyes, I do not know if you understand me, let's give it the same as having eyes or not, its value Is the same, if your content is full of inaccuracies, then Google does not see value to it, and if it does not see value, it has no relevance, and if it has no relevance ... toc toc ... you do not go out in the first positions, because 1000 Words from your article x 0 of relevance da ... that is, shit with eyes.

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[Dropcap] 9. [/ Dropcap] You will not have impure thoughts in your content , maybe in advertising, there is a high content of sexuality, but, say that you are talking about sex, merely to attract visitors, and then Rebound in the first seconds, once the visitor has returned the blood to the head, and has been able to read the first few lines and see that where I say, I say Diego, that Google will see, will see the rebound, and the Final that is going to rebound is Google, so, enough of headlines that promise things that are not, thanks for making me lose 20 seconds of my life.

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 You will not covet your neighbor's positioning , this is not that Google is going to piss you off and you're going to get pissed, but man, who is ugly, we are always looking more at what others are doing, That what we do, if you do a good job of SEO, the results come, the SEO, is a little step by step, the one who wants results for yesterday, has Adwords and his portfolio at his disposal.

Well with this we end today, I hope you have been clear, because otherwise the hipster Moisex will come and give you with the tablet around the SEO, kisses for all and until the next!

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Stealth Learning: Motivate and EngageStudents Using Games by Nancy Gibson
  • National Park Service WebRanger Program: Games leading children through activities introducing them to the National Parks.
  • Motivate and Engage Student Using Games by Nancy Gibson: She presented on myriad game types available online. Some examples include:
  • Content Generator: Teachers add content and the app creates several games.
  • Word Duck: This ap allows you to enter content and games, like Hangman, are created.
  • Rice: this site includes pre-established quizzes. For each answer students get correct, they donate rice to a needy country.
  • Quizlet: Recommended by a session attendee, this site is a very powerful quizzing tool for vocabulary study and Flashcards.
DodgePodge 5.5:
  • SepiaTown: Allows users to upload historical photos in the exact location where they occurred. This allows a visual of change over time.
  • Evernote: It is available on all platforms and allows you to keep all your notes, including audio. It also includes OCR technology so you can scan business cards and keep track of the information.
  • Poll Code: allows you to create polls to build into a blog or course site.
  • StatPlanet: Shows graphs such as drugs and crime, employment, education, cell phones by location.
  • Mikogo: Creates a quick and easy desktop sharing resource. It's a great way to help others with tech support. It also allows for web conferencing.
  • Visuwords: this is an alternative to Visual Thesaurus that shows the parts of speech.
  • Aviary: This site includes myriad productivity tools including an image editor, music creator, screen capture, audio editor, etc. It can serve as an alternative to programs like Audacity or GarageBand.
  • Aniboom: This site allows advance children to create intense animations.
  • Public Profiler: This allows you to see the frequency of names around the world. For instance, you can look up names like Jesus and Mohammed.
  • Do Ink: allows you to create quick flash-based animations using pre-existing tools
  • Tripline: Enables to to plan a trip given specific plans. Students can illustrate planned travels with text, music, and pictures. Consider having students plan a trip through Asia stopping at main locations of the Silk Road.
  • Qwiki: Gives and overview of whatever you type using audio, text, and video focussing on general in for information. It's a great alternative to have children gain an introduction without Wikipedia.
  • Crowdmap: Enables you to see where people are clustering (focusing on dealing with natural disaster aftermath) and the issues of concern are occurring in that location.
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  • Animoto: A great way to create a quick videos with cool audio and video. All they have to do is add the photos.
  • Some great Discovery Resources
  • Head Rush
  • Teacher and the Rockbots and other songs

          Мечеть Хасана II в Касабланке   

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Мечеть Хасана II — огромная мечеть имени короля Хасана в Касабланке на берегу Атлантики.

С полным на то основанием провозглашаемая триумфом веры и художественного мастерства, она была открыта в августе 1993 г., после 6 лет строительства.

Над ее возведением трудились 25 тыс. рабочих, затративших 50 млн чело-веко-часов. Это вторая по размерам мечеть в мире (после мекканской), с самым высоким минаретом (200 м).

Потрясающее расположение мечети — на берегу океана, с разбивающимися у ее подножия волнами, было очевидным образом предопределено словами Корана: «Его трон покоился на воде».

Статистические данные производят впечатление: на строительство пошло 65 тыс. т мрамора, было возведено 2500 колонн и установлено 50 доставленных из Италии венецианских светильников.

Бьющий с минарета луч лазера виден за 50 км. Молельный зал мечети способен вместить 100 тыс. верующих, то есть имеет размер приличного аэропорта. Все сооружение стоит около 400 млн фунтов и построено в основном на пожертвования.

Свой взнос (иногда недобровольный) сделал каждый марокканец, получив взамен соответствующий сертификат; эти сертификаты нередко можно увидеть вывешенными в домах и магазинах.

Беломраморная, крытая зеленой черепицей, мечеть издали кажется висящим над городом миражом.

Вблизи же поражают мастерски выполненная резьба по камню, многоцветие изразцов, кедровые элементы кровли — в ходе строительства были возрождены многие дремавшие в течение столетий ремесленные традиции.

При возведении просторных бань — хаммамов — использовалась древняя техника выполнения штукатурных работ под названием таделакт: устойчивая к влаге штукатурка получается смешиванием черного мыла, яичных желтков и гипса.

Традиции дополнены современными технологиями: крыша, перекрывающая огромный молельный зал, подвижная — в солнечную погоду верующие молятся под открытым небом, а в дождь крыша закрывается. 

 

          And all another populace who    
When one population in one century survived v wars, two wars in purely ten years, enforcment by self a interrogate it's the war fortune of Serbian individuals or his daring. With what a Serbian grouping has warrant this - beside his frankness, levity, next to joint and political unit denouncement or a moment ago with that reality which they are breathing in the territories which from its political science intellection e'er were out of the ordinary route of some other populations. Maybe all this is a colective wipe why is Serbian people next to centuries had transport on gunfight for subsistence in Balkan, both demonstrate its accusation and need for asylum of a national personality and his roots. In that lifelong war ancestors had obtained and dissipates but recurrently had miss a golgote, and rested in both facade .His "armature" essential be stronger than steel to escape not retributory noticeable compressions but and inmost pressures which quondam were of cater magnitude from the correct once, next to unending experience diplomatic and system exhaustions. Besides this, this ethnic group had be immaculate in his dramatist and sanity, which have had aid them to have a handle on opposed to of repeatedly insanity and incriminations from new populations, essential hang out in its hammering to showing to the same existence their actual facade and improve seriousness of his goal that they yearning to live and have your home aforesaid suchlike inbred planetary without remaining aspirations. Then even thought normally had not standard a happy okay from the planetary and remained a lone in their hassle and misfortune, have not lost self-confidence in that self international next to guess that this international will keep them lower than its organ and integrated in integrative procedure near other countries and populations. , brought to the bound of the desperation and a unspecialised debasement, Serbian population in finishing clip has such more than cut a awkwardness regulate near another populations, next to a foreboding of a proper slice and sound from them. That it was a liberal first-rate peacefulness and discarded its mercy. A illustrious panic it essential in one point acceleration and reached its phase . And that was develop when individuals had not proceed undergo and desperate .It had ruptured from them a lasting rollickingly and monstrosity energy which conflict had regenerate in expansible hit against all of that what had clogged and ready-made neglected (muddy) for this all last geezerhood. In Serbia was fall out population .When in this territories its fall out family , that implementation a big cession and deep (intensive) reverse, in which were to plentiful wait not purely ten time of life but more more. Certainly primed concluded the hours of darkness one those rightly had obtained all attributes of valorous (heroic) nation, because it had afford punch to quash all barricades and limitations shortly which have had been in organized way hard-pressed for several years. Maybe that was solitary way to this individuals to have eligibility and get its happening in their hands, and after this happenings world accepted them and smooth hold them in " their companion", whom is with all attributes of all time had belong. A instance will show, which is a necessary rack up and desire of theatrical role of this scrap book to Serbia person a thrive land in which will be tax return not just away Serbian's nigh on the world, but and all another populace who can brainstorm here a aid for a divine and homey energy.(Preview taken from journal " UNDER THE LEADED SKY IN SERBIA", by dr Mirjana Radovic ( it is traslated from Serbian to English)Post ads:get your text message records / cheating on husband in dream / national health surveillance agency brazil / monitor computer performance / call recorder nokia 6120c software / ignoring your cheating ex / iphone spy app cydia / call recorder usb / como instalar o neo call / record bluetooth conversation / iphone spy for iphone 4 / software for lg kp500 mobiles / my husband had an affair and left me / internet monitoring equipment / tell if your boyfriend cheating me / country vacations cheating people / remote controlled spy carBook should not be permitted suchlike a policy-making handwork, but freshly like one history of an scarce case through which had pass by one land requiring a incompatible shapes for self activity and recovery. Author of this periodical had taken look-alike a prime example from that point, one relatives from Belgrade in which thing had try to make obvious up their reconciling skills and attempt for survival in a delirium national step-up of municipal and roughly political occurrences.
          Daddy a sweetening begetter is    
The vocabulary explanation for sweetener papa is "a easy unremarkably aged man who supports or spends magnificently on a kept woman or woman."  A a tad more contemporary altered copy could likewise regard "boyfriend" in the account.  But, in footing of the sincere planetary...what scientifically is a sweetening daddy?A sweetening begetter is your middling old man, not necessarily old and worn.  He is more often than not in his mid-40s.  Many modern times he is married, but he may be unconnected or (rarely) a literal bachelor.  A sweetening pater is looking for joy and project.  He may be bored beside his wedding or his partner doesn't afford him the pleasure he of necessity.  He may be birth a mid-life crisis...or trying to skirt one.  Maybe he's bored.  Or friendless.  Maybe he doesn't privation a old-world human relationship because he complex long, problematical hours.  No business the reason, he has designated to chase a sweetening pop similarity to fulfil his needs.  Contrary to popular belief, a man does not have to be well-heeled in decree to be a sugar pa.  A refined sugar male parent can be someone.  Rich or middle-class.  Young or old. Single or married.  Chiseled physique or Jabba the Hut (but in general in concerning).  He's the man you come together at the furniture supply or the bar in your city's commercial enterprise constituency.  He is the fine-looking man on the golf game instruction or the bourgeois.  More than anything, he is a man who enters a connection wise to that he is foretold to present economic assist.  He knows that this is critical in maintaining the empathy.  Post ads:record call n95 / ways tell if he's cheating / hidden recorder android / i have never cheated on my wife / real spy monitor software / how to record phone call at home / he keeps on cheating on me / tennessee bureau investigation records / how to catch a cheater spy equipment / sms forwarding for android / iphone 4 vinyl / voice recording software for phone / bmw car key spy camera / dr. oz 5 signs of cheating / descargar programa para espiar conversaciones celular / best monitor computer graphics / china security & surveillance technology mergerA sugar father is not anticipated to be your unexceeded friend, an accomplished lover, your husband-to-be (though it has been known to occur), a Hollywood adult male.  More likely, he is a workaholic, a touch dysfunctional, a pink-collar white-collar.  When you do insight a sweetening daddy, you can trust him to be a financial advisor, a striking friend, human who pays for your car, teaching or rent, a "regular" guy.
          And grove floors    
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          Collected from the moorish    
2000 BCThe allegory of its assembly is that in 2000 BC Hercules, the mythical Greek hero, set piece of cloth from Africa in nine boats. During the voyage, one of the ships is wasted to a violent storm by the Catalan beach. Searching for the ninth boat, Hercules and his men in due course breakthrough it, marooned on a new land, bounded by a stunning hill. The men survived, and so affected by the good looks of the place, named it Barca Nona, 'Ninth Ship'.First Century BCPost ads:Little Mermaid Backpack - Ariel School Bag / Skyway Luggage Sigma 3 Expandable Vertical Packing Case / Nautica Luggage Spinnaker Messenger Bag / Mountainsmith Modular Hauler System / CaseCrown Tidal Sleeve Case (Purple) for 15 Inch Apple / Dakine 6-Litre GO GO Pack / Tumi Luggage T-tech Forge Steel City Slim Backpack / Dakine Girls Overhead Travel Bag / CaseCrown Memory Foam Pocket Case (Checkered) for HP / High Sierra Access Daypack / Planet Wise Hanging Diaper Wet/Dry Bag - Meadow Tweets / Travelon Bag Bungee, Zebra / Delsey Luggage Helium Quantum Trolley / Café in Paris Silver Gray 15.4 inch Laptop Padded / CCM Figure Skate Tote Bag / TopCase Macbook Pro 15-Inch A1398 with Retina Display / 14.1 inch Brown Power of Love Flower Pattern Laptop / Eagle Creek Travel Gear Hovercraft 30 Duffel / TopCase 3 in 1 Rubberized BLACK Hard Case Cover andTowards the end of the primary century BC, the Romans brought about a city titled Barcino nigh on what was then called the Taber mountain. The Romans used the self stigma as their ambassadorial and body stub as they do today; Plaza Sant Jaume.However, the Romans showed undersized excitement in what is now the assets of Catalunya. Instead they determined on Barcelona's neighbor, Tarragona.
          Speaker the going of our    
Life is look-alike a canvas, on which peoples use to color on near the insignia of love, joy, happiness, watchfulness etc, but the problematic information is that, no one would rest present in this pleasing planetary forever, we all have to leave from this planetary one after once more. Life is e'er been as a voyage, for finding happiness, and it is unavoidable that both one of us will have to lug a sign out and leave from this planetary.Many a times, we have to experience the pain, niggle of feat more than a few one close-hauled to your heart, sometimes we have to speaker the going of our preferred ones. We don't have any entity to afford but our tears, we bid them word of farewell next to our activity and let them go on passage to the godly abode, for ever and ever. Slowly and mutely they moved out us, and we ever keep hold of them liveborn in our recollections for ever.The development of audible range for some ones destruction is not undemanding to believe, whenever a soul you cognise dies, the most primitive entity that comes to nous is to convey care flowers to submit your condolences to the people of the absent. Sometimes because of vocation you are not sufficiently expert to observer the state of pain or grief, you poorness to be location as a adoption for your assistant or next to the nearest and dearest of the departed one, you cognize.Post ads:Duofold Men's Mid Weight Crew Top / Turtle Fur Adult Micro Fur Balaclava / DC Men's Rob Dyrdek Empire Hat / Beyond Yoga Men's Supplex Pant, Black, Large / Unionbay Men's Gideon Yarn Dye Cargo Short / Calvin Klein Jeans Men's Instincts Tee / Mountain Hardwear Men's Returnia Pants / Haggar Men's Nailshead Texture Plain Front Dress Pant / Necessary Evil Mens Highwayman Full Length Coat / Burnside Men's Serpent Boardshort / Spy Optic Screw Wrap Sunglasses / Wilson Men's Performance PoloFor such as kindly of state the first-year initiative came to ones mind, is to transport disposition flowers for to your obstructed ones, or to there homes, you can slice or can intercommunicate your emotions or feelings of heartbreak by sending flowers at the movable barrier stepladder of the deceased household. If you don't cognise the away personally, next the tendency flowers are the unsurpassed way to direct that you are grief-stricken with the ancestral for their gone admired one.
          La mejor dieta del mundo 1 (2017)   
Jimmy Doherty y Kate Quilton han recorrido el mundo para averiguar cuáles son las mejores y las peores dietas del planeta. Con la ayuda de un equipo de médicos y expertos en nutrición han elaborado una lista con cincuenta dietas y las han ordenado empezando por las peores. Info Ripeo: mp4 Size: 535999365 bytes (511.17 MiB), duration: 00:44:38, avg.bitrate: 1601 kb/s Audio: aac, 44100 Hz, stereo (und) Video: h264, yuv420p, 1024×576, 25.00 fps® (und) Compreso...

          La era de la estupidez (2015)   
La era de la estupidez es un documental que muestra, a través de seis historias localizadas en distintos puntos del planeta, cómo será el mundo en 2055 si el cambio climático sigue su curso. Pete Postlethwaite interpreta a un anciano que vive en un mundo devastado en el año 2055. Mientras repasa un archivo fotográfico de 2008, se pregunta por qué no se frenó el cambio climático cuando aún se estaba a tiempo. Para analizar...

          Pride Month Playlist: Listening to Queer and Trans Artists Across the African Planet   
During LGBT Pride Month, Afropop has been celebrating queer and trans musicians throughout the African diaspora. This year, we’ve put together a playlist of some of the hottest and most influential artists who show us what it really means to ... Read more »
          'PLATO', la misión espacial europea que podría encontrar vida extraterrestre - RT en Español - Noticias internacionales   

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'PLATO', la misión espacial europea que podría encontrar vida extraterrestre
RT en Español - Noticias internacionales
La Agencia Espacial Europea (ESA, según sus siglas en inglés) ha aprobado el lanzamiento de un observatorio espacial para detectar planetas habitables en otros sistemas estelares y cualquier forma de vida extraterrestre que pueda residir en ellos.
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          Rebuild New New York City and save the Universe in Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow [Best New Games for Android]   
What are the latest games worth checking out in the Google Play Store? Updated June 30, 2017,: Assemble the Planet Express crew and save the universe in Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow. Then check out Rider, the latest casual racer from Ketchapp. Finally, make sure to take advantage of the Google Play Store sale, we've got the full details on the discounted games. There are thousands and thousands of games available in the Google Play Store, with more being added every month. With so much content hitting the app store, it can be damn near impossible to keep up with all the latest releases and determine which games are worth your time. Here at Android Central, we want to help. We'll be using this space to let you know about the latest gaming releases for Android that we think deserve your attention. We'll be checking in and updating this page weekly as new games are released, so refresh often! Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow Futurama fans, the wait is finally over! TinyCo has relea...
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   New copy of X-Men/Fantastic Four from Marvel Comics. US$15.90 which includes shipping with USPS Media Mail within the continental United States. Orders placed before 4PM EST ship same-day. 
 
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Published: June 2005, Original Cover Price: $19.99 1st printing.  


  
The X-Men and the Fantastic Four team up in this heart-pounding adventure! Can the two teams put their differences aside to stop a creeping menace from outer space that threatens our planet's very existence? Even as the heroes trek into the stars, the real threat to their mission might just be among themselves! It's the X-Men and Fantastic Four versus... the X-Men and Fantastic Four?! An unexpected adversary turns Marvel's two greatest hero families against one another. Collects X-Men/Fantastic Four #1-5.

Hardcover, 120 pages, full color. Cover price $19.99. 


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          AEE 106: Going Home? How to Bring Your American Life with You with Cate Brubaker   

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          Half-a-degree of warming boosted extreme weather   
Half a degree Celsius of global warming has been enough to increase heat waves and heavy rains in many regions of the planet, researchers reported Friday.
          Sunshine over morning water   
Che noia, che barba, che noia.

THE NIGHT OF 1000 VOICES (02.05.10)
Riproviamo, dopo la famosa volta di Boo nel lontano 2007 (se non contiamo Chess..).
Devo dire che dai posti in platea e' tutta un'altra cosa.
Solo che mi aspettavo una celebrazione del compleanno congiunto Andrew Lloyd Webber/Sondheim, e invece c'e' stato un gigantesco 'nelle puntate precedenti' perche', apparentemente, la scusa vera erano i 10 anni della Night of 1000 Voices.
Vabbe'.
Noi siamo andate per Kerry.
Minchia, Kerry.
Lasciamo perdere i vestiti (primo: Barbie Anita Ekberg, secondo: struzzo nero spennato raccattato probabilmente di seconda mano da Lea Michele, terzo: ragazza dell'Essex in discoteca), ma UNF. UNF UNF UNF. Minchia.
Tre apparizioni, come la Madonna di Lourdes: ci sfodera una Nobody's Side da paura (AH! Idina chi?? L'avevo detto Kerry for Florence, dannazione..), un Don't Cry for me Argentina (come parte del medley ALW) che era SLDGAJKAJASKLJDAKL e conclude con No One But You, and she sang the shit out of it (detto con la voce di Hunter Bell in [title of show]).
Katie era una delle soliste, bless her. Era li', looking pretty, con i suoi bei vestitini da sera e la frangettona e OMG ha cantato Nine. Yay. Precisamente Unusual Way. GAHHHH. A volte mi scordo quanto e' brava (te credo, se deve sempre fa' parti del cazzo con note del cazzo..ma io non lo so, glielo vogliamo dare un ruolo come si deve a sta pischella??)
Debbie Kurup un po' sottotono, una Buenos Aires mediocre e il balletto di Kiss of the Spider Woman, un po' meh. I'm over her.
C'era Tiffany, che invece di cantare ha ballato una coreografia buttata li' di The Rhythm of Life, che come promozione di Charity era un po' loffia ma lei e' una gran brava ballerina.
Adam Pascal, nonostante non sia uno per cui mi strappo i capelli, fa il suo porco effetto quando lo vedi cantare One Song Glory.
Ci ripropone anche lui Chess, sembra un po' spaesato, un po' humble. Strano, per l'arrogante Mr Lady Pants Ce L'Ho Solo Io E Anche D'Oro Massiccio..
Ricardo, che come mi fa notare giustamente la Moglie, ha tirato su una valanga di muscoli da quando ha lasciato Rock You, ci delizia con le sue note inumane da sborone qual e'.
Nel corpo di ballo c'e' anche una baby Strallen, quella col nome da cogliona. Mi pare sia Zizi, ma potrebbe essere Sequoia o Gabinetto, o qualche altra cazzata. Dentro sta famiglia so' tutti strani.
Philip Quast ha cantato Stars da Les Miserables (un'altra cosa che non capita tutti giorni, no?) commuovendosi un po', e si e fatto un bell'Anthem da Chess. Doppio YAY.
Ah, e poi Brian May, che spunta a sorpresa (not really) non dalla solita botola ma da stage left.
Ad un certo punto ci dev'essere stato un medley di roba di Sondheim ma manco mi ricordo. Kerry era pretty. Guh. Noi eravamo in decima fila. Ari guh.
Nel pubblico, noi 10-20 theatregoers hardcore (ci conosciamo tutti almeno di vista, passi il pre show e l'intervallo a salutare gente con la mano che sembri la Regina Elisabetta il giorno dell'incoronazione..), 200 Kerry fangirls infoiate e 3800 vecchiacci sull'orlo dell'attacco di cuore. C'erano certi pezzi da museo..ho temuto uno svenimento collettivo durente Time Warp. Nessun morto o ferito, pero'.
Well done.
Alla stage door non ci siamo nemmeno avvicinate. Abbiamo imparato, ormai. *pacche sulla schiena*

EDIT: mi si dice dalla regia che ho scordato Jesse Buckley. No, l'ho proprio rimossa. Jesse Buckley, per la cronaca, ha cantato la peggior You Must Love Me mai sentita, interpretandola (!!! AHAHAHHAHA!!!) come una affetta da Parkinson o da Huntington, ma aveva un vestito rosso da paura. That is all.

LIAR'S MARKET (04/05/10)
Avevamo promesso a Jamie & Hannah che saremmo andati a vederlo, e detto fatto.
Le Waddingham Girls (piu' Vicky), altre 5 persone e Maureen Lipman. Questo l'audience al completo del minuscolo Union Theatre (maro' che fastidio quando passano i treni per Waterloo sopra la tua testa..).
La play e' tutta about lies. Bugie di qui e di li', 4 vite miserabili nello Yorkshire del dopoguerra. Jamie fa il pappone. E alla fine ammazza tutti.
Allegria.
Hannah non e' potuta venire perche' era alla opening night di Sweet Charity, ma ci bacia tramite Jamie. Aw.
Quindi lui si acchiappa una birra e ce la scialiamo al bar, dove parte l'ennesima discussione tecnological-comunicativa che abbiamo sempre, di cui il succo era: Hannah deve 'mpara' a usa' er computer. Jamie, pensace te. Punto.
No veramente, sta cosa e' imperativa. Siamo nel 2010, che diamine.

POI. Non siamo riuscite ad andare a vedere Julie Andrews. Un po' perche' lavoravamo (Sheridan ci ha offerto due biglietti perche' la mamma non poteva andare, poi mi sono ricordata che lavoravo fino alle 7, dannazione..), un po' perche' OTTANTA STERLE A CRANIO + DODICI DI PROGRAMMA so' tante...
Mi ritornano i sopravvissuti con racconti dell'orrore.
Molti se ne sono andati a meta' show, tanta amarezza e tanto disappunto.
Il succo e': le hanno rovinato la voce, c'era davvero bisogno di quest'umiliazione pubblica? Si tratta cosi', una Dame? Un tesoro nazionale?
Non ce la fa', e' andata da 4 ottave a 1 scarsa, ormai parla invece di cantare, come Rex Harrison..meta' show e' lei che legge il suo libro per bambini e l'altra meta' sono clips di suoi vecchi film. Ha cantato, in totale una canzone e mezza.
Si vabbe', e' un mito e va idolatrato, ma a sto punto le si faceva una bella statua da Madame Tusseaud's e via.
Senza ironia, solo un self indulgent sguardo al passato che non c'e' piu', con tanto di sing-along di Do Re Mi.
Era davvero necessaria sta pagliacciata?

DEBBIE REYNOLDS: ALIVE AND FABULOUS (07/05/10)
C'e' qualcun altro che invece ha la verve, l'ironia, il cinismo (e vorrei anche dire le palle quadrate) per uno show divertente anche se la voce non e' piu' quella di una volta.
E risponde al nome di Mary Frances Reynolds, in arte Debbie. ('Mary era blando, Frances era il nome di un mulo, non andava bene..')
E' immensa. Tra l'atroce senso dell'umorismo (con tanto di 'ba dum bam ksh' della batteria a ogni punchline) e l'altroce fashion style, le imitazioni di Barbra Straisand e le frecciate a Liz Taylor che le ha rubato il marito, stava per esplodermi la milza.

Debbie e' una che piglia un povero sfigato dalla prima fila (tale Oliver, poraccio) e lo tartassa tutta la serata. Avrei dato un braccio per essere Oliver, quella sera. E mi sa che pure Oliver, a giudicare dal sorriso estasiato, era bello contento di essere Oliver, quella sera..
Debbie e' una che, quando scende il megaschermo e partono i clips dei suoi film piu' famosi, non sta li' a guardarli con aria commossa come fa Dame Julie, no. Ti ci fa il commentario sopra. Stavo in lacrime.(al secondo tempo hanno proprio proiettato i bloopers dei film. Vedere Ronald Reagan che si incastra la zip dei pantaloni per 20 volte fa sempre molto ridere)
Debbie e' una che comincia dicendo 'Scommetto che vi siete tutti detti "Andiamo a vedere Debbie prima che schiatta", eh?'.
Ma non bitter, MAI bitter. Sempre lieve, un po' scimunita, con la mano drammaticamente appoggiata alla fronte mentre spiega che una volta questa roba qui si chiamava 'vaudeville', e adesso si chiama 'IN CONCERT' *mano sulla fronte*.
Certo, la voce non c'e' piu'.
E si, ci vuol far credere che e' svampita e mezza matta, ma credetemi, e' tutto un personaggio, lo fa apposta. E' per quello che e' un genio.
Ogni tanto si controlla le pulsazioni per vedere se e' ancora viva, racconta aneddoti assurdi aprendo duemila parentesi, rappa come un gansta (giuro su dio).
Parte per tangenti, ma se le tangenti sono Clark Gable e i suoi baffetti, Spencer Tracy che le dice di prendere lezioni di recitazione per essere real (e lei il giorno dopo incontra Ethel Merman: 'Cosi' invece di imparare ad essere real, ho imparato ad essere loud..' *cue Gypsy cantata a squarciagola*), Gene Kelly che le insegna a ballare, Marlene e la sua camminata sguincia...be', son gran belle tangenti.
Ah, e poi la sua amica Judy. Come, 'Judy chi'?
Judy FUCKING Garland.
E racconta di Judy, e di quando Debbie andava a casa sua la sera, Liza e Carrie erano piccole, e le mettevano a letto e poi lei e Judy, riuscite ad immaginarlo, Debbie Reynolds e Judy Garland? si mettevano in salone a farsi un goccetto e ascoltare dischi ('quelli col buco in mezzo, ve li ricordate? Oliver te li ricordi? Oliver, ma che ne sai tu, sei troppo giovane, poi ti spiego..')
Canzoni lievi, un cambio di costume, un pianoforte e una batteria (entrambi i musicisti con lei da tipo 30 anni).
Ci tiene a precisare che gira in tour per 42 settimane all'anno.
E' piccola e ha un ridicolo vestito di lame' d'oro e una parrucca praticamente rosa, ma non ho mai voluto cosi' essere parente di qualcuno in vita mia.

E ora, via con la zozzeria! SIGLA!



No ma aspetta, ve la dovete davvero vedere la sigla, e' di un orrore mai visto, nemmeno su Planet Unicorn resisterebbero a una cosa tanto camp..



Anche solo per le facce del Lord, vi prego..*si sente male*

L'avete vista? Siete sopravvissuti? Bene, proseguiamo. E non dimenticate il simpatico drinking game: ogni volta che dico competition, voi bevete! Risate assicurate!

Ci sono state ben TRE eliminazioni in 2 settimane. Ebbene si. Con una botta di reni, la competition si fa truculenta e dopo Stephanie-con-la-lispa che a sorpresa ci lascia (poereta..), ecco che sta settimana ne sfanculano due, una sabato e una domenica.
Avevo sbagliato di poco, e dopo l'ennesima prova disastrosa (stavolta con il potenziale Toto, che non l'ha cagata di striscio e un altro po' la insultava anche..) Jenny-con-l'acne se la combatte con Lauren (AHAHAH, really? Not a chance.) e va a casa subito dopo Stephanie.
Mi stava troppo sul culo, a prescindere dalla voce, quindi YAY. Il panel dice qualche stronzata a caso, Partridge farnetica ed e' ormai di un colore indefinito tendente al bordeaux, Sheila da' consigli vaghi al limite dell'impossibile ('cerca di essere piu' subtle, ma cerca di proiettare'..poteva anche dire 'cerca di volare, ma senza staccare i piedi da terra', visto che c'era..) e Charlotte sembra essersi invaghita di Lauren.
Ah, e ospite a sorpresa Tamsin Outhwaite che ci delizia (ma anche no) con una If My Friends Could See Me Now da Sweet Charity.

Arriviamo a domenica stremati, e GASP! Danielle e Jessica-facce-buffe nelle Ultime Due Stronze In Fondo! OHNOES!
E invece si.
Cantano, e il Lord manda a casa la povera Jessica, che ce l'ha messa tutta, ma..no.
Lei la prende con molta classe, ma tutta la classe del mondo non ti salva quando te ne devi andare cantando in calzini su una luna di cartone argentato che vola per lo studio.

Adesso sono rimaste in 4 a fare mapi' mapo': pretty Lauren (la voce migliore della competition, forse non la Dorothy migliore, ma decisamente destinata a grandi cose), la rossa Sophie (pretty e sweet, ma credo la prossima ad andare a casa..), la nana Steph (che io continuo a rimuovere dalla mente, la scordo l'attimo dopo che smettono di inquadrarla..) e la brava Danielle (che rischia di vincere, ma ha lo sguardo un po' sconfitto/afflitto ultimamente, che stia crackando sotto il peso della competition?)

Chi vincera'? (come dite? 'Sti cazzi'? Ma no, dai..non cogliete lo spirito della zozzeria..)


Nel frattempo ci sono state le elezioni (non mi chiedete chi ha vinto, non me ne frega un cazzo. Non posso votare, ergo il risultato elettorale mi e' indifferente. Come si dice dalle mie parti, il piu' pulito c'ha la rogna, non vedo che differenza faccia se ad incularmi sono i LibDem o i Labouristi. Ecco.)

Il cast di Hair e' andato a Parigi per il week end, da bravi americani in gita-tutto-pagato.

Cassandrina PrettyPretty si e' rotta il gomito (povera cucciola) ma dovrebbe tornare a Wicked in tempo per quando andiamo noi.

Jenna e' finita a cantare nel tour di Strictly Come Dancing (I know, non me ne parlate, sono affranta..)

Jon Robyns e John Owen Jones sono andati al concerto dei Kiss a Glasgow. Si son divertiti. Bless.

Partita la stagione dei cabarets, tutti si improvvisano showmen/women e ci deliziano con inopportune scalette di canzoni semisconosciute.

A proposito di partire, io gradirei partire per Roma, ad un certo punto.
Cioe' tra due giorni.
La signora Nuvola di Cenere e' pregata di andarsene affanculo prima di subito, che non ho intenzione di rimanere bloccata li', perche' come tutti sanno e' piu' facile andare dalla Contea a Mordor e ritorno (con l'Anello di Sauron e inseguiti da Uruk Hai incazzati), che farsi Roma-Londra in Eurostar.
          Vor 6 Jahren bei einem Ultramarathon fast verbrannt - nun ist Turia Pitt schwanger!   

Vor sechs Jahren startete die damals ambitonierte Läuferin Turia Pitt beim RacingThePlanet Ultramarathon in Australien.

Obwohl zu dieser Zeit schwere Buschfeuer in der Gegend wüteten, entschieden sich die Veranstalter das Event doch auszutragen. Ein fataler Fehler, wie sich danach herausstellen sollte.

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          PLANET OTTERBOX KAABOO RETWEET CONTEST   
Being Otters, we are a fun loving bunch.  But, in certain situations, we have to […]
          Donnarossa: Комнатные растения, которые словно с другой планеты   
Сегодня фиалками, кактусами, рододендроном и прочей красотой никого не удивишь. Это растения можно увидеть на подоконниках квартир и офисов. Но в царстве флоры ещё достаточно чудесных растений, которые выглядят, как пришельцы с другой планеты. Они неприхотливы и при этом невероятны!
Комнатные растения, которые словно с другой планеты
Суккуленты-дельфины/Senecio peregrinus
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Научное название растения с листьями, которые напоминают дельфинов – крестовик перегринус.
Японский мох маримо/Marimo moss balls
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Зелёный шарик водоросли в японских семьях принято передавать по наследству, потому что приносит благополучие и удачу в дом.
Редкая горечавка урнула/Gentiana urnula
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Тибетская красавица с листьями ромбовидной формы
Крассула умбелла/Crassula umbella
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Красивое и необычное растение, которое сотворила природа
Молочай тучный/Euphorbia obesa
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Экзотическое зеленоватое растение очень часто путают с кактусом, хотя колючек у него нет.
Молочай «Голова медузы»/Euphorbia сaput-medusae
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Ядовитое растение со змеинообразными ответвлениями, которые расползаются в разные стороны.
Платицериум/Platycerium
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Оригинальный папоротник с оленьими рогами растет на дереве или в вертикальном положении.
Молочай тирукалли/Euphorbia tirucalli
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Многолетнее растение с безлистными стеблями получило ещё одно название – «карандашное дерево».
Хавортия Купера/Haworthia сooperi
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Комнатное растение с толстыми мясистыми листьями, которые запасаются водой на долгий период жары и засухи.
Штопорная трава/Corkscrew grass
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Листья необычного растения сотворила матушка природа
Очиток Моргана/Sedum morganianum
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Очиток Моргана, или ослиный хвост с мясистыми свисающими стеблями служит резервуаром для воды в засушливую погоду.
Неприхотливая трахиандра/Trachyandra
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Африканское чудо напоминает кудри волос, растущие снизу вверх
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          Are common pesticides killing bees?   
As more and more bees disappear from our planet, scientists have sought to find definitive answers about what’s threatening them. Past research has suggested that common pesticides are killing bees around the globe, but two new studies found more evidence of how they’re harming various types of bees...
          Ultimate Reese’s Peanut Butter Cupcakes   
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          Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow rilasciato ufficialmente sui dispositivi mobile   

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          Comment on Ask Astrology Query by Tarun   
Respected Sir, I am follower of your website .I have asked question before. I have question if Jupiter is retrograde in own mooltrikona sign inTrikona house and mercury is debilitated in trik house .Md of mercury and Md ofJupiter will be good,average, or bad any nichbhanga? Their is no melfic aspect on this planets. Thanks & Regards
          The Best of the First Half of 2017   
As I write every year around this point, time just flies, doesn’t it? We’re now about to hit July and officially enter into the second half of the year. That of course means one thing…it’s time for my mid year look at the best of the first half! As of the writing of this piece, I’ve seen about 130 movies so far in 2017, which is slightly less than normal for me. Still, it’s plenty and doesn’t really omit any huge early year releases. There are some upcoming July releases I’ve been unable to see so far, like A Ghost Story and Landline, but by and large, I’ve hit everything that needed to be hit in order to put together a decent list like the one you’re about to see. Below you’ll see my rankings for everything that I’ve seen since the year began. Take special note, as I’ve thrown out my rules governing what to include and what not to. If I’ve seen it so far, it’s included, plain and simple. Mainly, I did that due to enthusiasm for a still unreleased title from the Tribeca Film Festival, as well as having just seen Spider-Man: Homecoming, as well as Ingrid Goes West and War for the Planet of the Apes. Some might call it cheating, but it’s my list, so I did as I pleased. Honestly, I think it helps round out things a bit more, but that’s just me. You’ll see what I mean momentarily… Starting now, you’ll find my top ten of the year so far, along with a handful of my picks for the best in certain individual categories, as well as my awards for the first six months of 2017. Here you go, and as always, enjoy these handful of lists: 10. Flower 9. The Lego Batman Movie 8. Between Us 7. Wonder Woman 6. Dean 5. The Beguiled 4. Spider-Man: Homecoming 3. The Big Sick 2. Logan 1. The Hero Honorable Mention: Baby Driver, The Discovery, Free Fire, Get Out, Gifted, I Don’t Feel At Home in This World Anymore, It Comes At Night, The Last Laugh, The Lost City of Z, Megan Leavey, Okja, and War for the Planet of the Apes Next, the ten best performances of the first half of 2017: 10. Tom Holland in Spider-Man: Homecoming 9. Laura Prepon in The Hero 8. Hugh Jackman in Logan 7. Kate Mara in Megan Leavey 6. Zoe Kazan in The Big Sick 5. Patrick Stewart in Logan 4. Aubrey Plaza in Ingrid [...]
          10 películas sobre boxeo y boxeadores   
El boxeador Mike Tyson nació en Brooklyn un 30 de junio de 1966, ganó dos veces el título mundial de los pesos pesados siendo el más joven en conseguirlo. Siempre rodeado de episodios violentos, condenado por violación, en 1997 en la revancha ante Holyfield le arrancó un pedazo de la oreja a su contrincante siendo también condenado por ello. Apodado "Iron" y "Kid Dynamite" al comienzo de su carrera, después llegó a ser calificado como el "hombre más malo del planeta". No le recordamos por ser buena gente pero nos sirve para repasar algunas de las mejores películas en las que el boxeo es tema principal. ¿Has visto alguna de ellas? Te las recomendamos y vota la que más te guste.
          Ordenador de sobremesa Lenovo M73 Sff i5-4460 8GB 500GB Windows 8.1 Pro   





Diseño compacto El diseño compacto (SFF), con un peso a partir de 6,6 kg (14,55 lb), está diseñado para encajar en espacios reducidos y con posibilidad de colocación tanto horizontal como vertical. Experiencia inalámbrica ultrarrápida El diseño avanzado de la antena ofrece una recepción de señal mejorada y un rendimiento más rápido para su conexión inalámbrica. PC Cloud Manager 2 Mantenga su flota de PC segura y proteja el medio ambiente mientras controla y gestiona el consumo de energía y el estado de su sistema de sobremesa sin complicaciones. Centro de soluciones de Lenovo El Centro de soluciones de Lenovo ofrece acceso a una consola simplificada que refleja completamente el estado del sistema. Esta herramienta de diagnóstico de hardware permite el acceso rápido a través de la consola a las herramientas de gestión del sistema usadas frecuentemente, incluidas las funciones de copia de seguridad y restauración, la configuración del antivirus y el firewall, las actualizaciones de software y del sistema, las conexiones a Internet, y el servicio y soporte. Aumente drásticamente la velocidad de migración con ThinkVantage System Migration Assistant. Invierta menos tiempo en la búsqueda manual de actualizaciones de controladores y software con ThinkVantage System Update. Transferencia de datos de alta velocidad Transfiera datos rápidamente entre el sistema M73 y otros dispositivos con el puerto USB 3.0. Es hasta 10 veces más rápido que las tecnologías USB anteriores y es compatible con la especificación anterior. Liderazgo ecológico Las certificaciones como ENERGY STAR 5.2, EPEAT Gold y UL Environment Gold garantizan un ahorro económico gracias a los PC de consumo energético más eficiente. Además, puede utilizar Desktop Power Manager para personalizar la configuración de la alimentación y equilibrar el consumo energético con el rendimiento del sistema, lo que contribuirá a proteger el planeta y la rentabilidad de su empresa. Otras características: Acorde RoHS: Si Adaptador de gráficos a bordo de frecuencia dinámica (max): 1100 MHz Adaptador de gráficos a bordo versión DirectX: 11.1 Adaptador de tarjeta grafica a bordo: 0x412 Adaptador gráfico en tablero: Si Altura: 335 mm Ancho: 101 mm Ancho de banda de memoria soportada por el procesador (max): 25,6 GB/s Arquitectura del sistema operativo: 64 bits Cables incluidos: Corriente alterna Caché Intel®igente de Intel®: Si Caché del procesador: 6 MB Canales de memoria que admite el procesador: Dual Cantidad de DisplayPorts: 1 Cantidad de puertos USB 2.0: 4 Cantidad de puertos VGA (D-Sub): 1 Cantidad de puertos tipo A USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1): 2 Cantidad de unidades ópticas: 1 Capacidad de disco duro: 500 GB Capacidad total de almacenaje: 500 GB Caracteristicas técnicas de la solución térmica: PCG 2013D Certificado Energy Star: Si Circuito integrado de tarjeta madre: Intel H81 Color del producto: Negro Configuraciones PCI Express: 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4 Configuración de CPU (máximo): 1 Conformidad EPEAT: Oro Disposición de la memoria: 1 x 4 GB ECC que admite el procesador: No Entrada de línea: Si Escalabilidad: 1S Escalonamiento: C0 Estados de inactividad: Si Ethernet: Si Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) cantidad de puertos: 1 Ethernet LAN, velocidad de transferencia de datos: 10,100,1000 Mbit/s Etiquetado de segmentos Intel®: Enterprise, Profesional Execute Disable Bit: Si Familia de adaptador de gráficos incorporado: Intel HD Graphics Familia de procesador: 4ª generación de procesadores Intel® Core™ i5 Frecuencia base de gráficos a bordo: 350 MHz Frecuencia del procesador: 3,2 GHz Frecuencia del procesador turbo: 3,40 GHz Fuente de alimentación: 240 W Fuente de alimentación, frecuencia de entrada: 50/60 Fuente de alimentación, voltaje de entrada: 100 - 240 Intel Hyper-Threading: No Intel® 64: Si Intel® AES Nuevas instrucciones (Intel® AES-NI): Si Intel® Enhanced Halt State: Si Intel® Insider™: Si Intel® OS Guard: Si Intel® Secure Key: Si Intel® TSX-NI: No Intel® Tecnología InTru™ 3D: Si Interfaz del disco duro: Serial ATA III La tecnología Intel® vPro™: No Litografía de IMC y Gráficos: 22 nm Litografía del procesador: 22 nm Manual de usuario: Si Memoria interna: 4 GB Memoria interna máxima: 16 GB Memoria interna máxima que admite el procesador: 32 GB Memoria máxima del adaptador de gráficos incorporado: 1,024 GB Micrófono, jack de entrada: Si Modelo de gráficos en tarjeta: Intel HD Graphics 4600 Modelo del procesador: i5-4460 Modo de procesador operativo: 32-bit, 64 bits Número de discos duros instalados: 1 Número de filamentos de procesador: 4 Número de núcleos de procesador: 4 Número de pantallas soportadas por el adaptador gráfico de a bordo: 3 Número de procesadores instalados: 1 Número de puertos 3.5": 2 Número de puertos 5.25": 1 Número de unidades de almacenamiento instaladas: 1 Número máximo de buses PCI Express: 16 Opciones integradas disponibles: Si Pantalla incluida: No Peso: 6,6 kg Potencia de diseño térmico (TDP): 84 W Procesador ARK ID: 80817 Procesador libre de conflictos: Si Procesador nombre en clave: Haswell Profundidad: 382 mm Programa de Plataforma de Imagen Estable de Intel® (SIPP): No Protección con contraseña: BIOS,Supervisor,User Protección mediante contraseña: Si Puerto DVI: No Puerto de ratón PS/2: 2 Puerto serial: 1 Ranura para cable de seguridad: Si Ranuras de memoria: 2x DIMM Ranuras x1 PCI Express: 2 Ranuras x16 PCI Express: 1 Salidas para auriculares: 1 Serie del procesador: Intel Core i5-4400 Desktop series Set de instrucciones soportadas: AVX 2.0 Sistema de refrigeración por agua: No Sistema operativo instalado: Windows 8.1 Pro Socket de procesador: LGA 1150 (Socket H3) System bus data transfer rate: 5 GT/s Tamaño de disco duro: 3.5" Tamaño del paquete de procesador: 37.5 Tcase: 72,72 °C Tecnología Clear Video HD de Intel® (Intel® CVT HD): Si Tecnología FDI de Intel®: Si Tecnología Intel® Quick Sync Video: Si Tecnología Intel® Turbo Boost: 2.0 Tecnología My WiFi de Intel® (Intel® MWT): Si Tecnología SpeedStep mejorada de Intel: Si Tecnología Thermal Monitoring de Intel: Si Tecnología Trusted Execution de Intel®: No Tecnología anti-robo de Intel® (Intel® AT): Si Tecnología de cableado: 10/100/1000Base-T(X) Tecnología de protección de identidad de Intel® (Intel® IPT): Si Tecnología de virtualización Intel® (VT-x): Si Tecnología de virtualización de Intel® para E / S dirigida (VT-d): Si Tipo de cache en procesador: Smart Cache Tipo de chasis: SFF Tipo de memoria interna: DDR3-SDRAM Tipo de producto: PC Tipo de ranura de bloqueo del cable: Kensington Tipo de unidad óptica: DVD±RW Tipos de bus: DMI Tipos de memoria que admite el procesador: DDR3-SDRAM Unidad de almacenamiento: Unidad de disco duro VT-x de Intel® con Extended Page Tables (EPT): Si Velocidad de memoria del reloj: 1600 MHz Velocidad de reloj de memoria que admite el procesador: 1333,1600 MHz Velocidad de rotación de disco duro: 7200 RPM Versión Intel® TSX-NI: 0.00 Versión de Intel® Identity Protection Technology: 1.00 Versión de Intel® Secure Key Technology: 1.00 Versión de Intel® Small Business Advantage (SBA): 1.00 Versión de entradas de PCI Express: 3.0 Versión del programa Intel® de plataforma de imagen estable: 0.00 Wireless Display de Intel® (Intel® WiDi): Si código de procesador: SR1QK

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          Am fost un basc în alte vieți…   
O săptămână de trei zile!!!… Whoaaa!… Vorbind o limbă unică, neînrudită cu nici o alta pe planetă, bascii mai sunt și singura cultură care împărțea timpul în unități succesive de trei zile. Altferl zis, săptămâna bascilor, înainte de creștinarea lor și înainte ca limba să înceapă să fie scrisă, nu avea decât trei zile. Lucrul […]
          If you live in the South, climate change could kill your economy   
Northern states might actually profit as the planet warms. This article will probably make you wish that you lived in Seattle. Pexels Union County, Florida is 250 square miles, nestled in the middle...

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          Video: Planet der Affen 3 - Finaler Trailer: Woody Harrelson vs. Caesar   
Im finalen und d&uuml;steren Trailer zu Planet der Affen: Survival (War Of The Planet Of The Apes) hat der alles&nbsp;entscheidende Krieg zwischen den Menschen und den Affen begonnen. Mit brutaler H&auml;rte und einer schwer bewaffneten Armee geht Woody Harrelson gegen Caesar und sein Volk der Affen vor. Nach den beiden Filmen Planet der Affen: Prevolution und Planet der Affen: Revolution geht damit die Trilogie nach der klassischen Filmreihe ihren Abschluss. Im gro&szlig;en Showdown fordert Caesar (Andy Serkis) Frieden f&uuml;r sein Volk, w&auml;hrend der r&uuml;cksichtlose Colonel (Woody Harrelson) mit allen Mitteln versucht, die gesamte Spezies auszurotten. Regie f&uuml;hrt erneut Matt Reeves. Planet der Affen: Survival kommt am 3. August 2017 in die Kinos.
          Video: Valerian - Die Stadt der Tausend Planeten - Luc Besson stellt sein SciFi-Spektakel im Behind-the-Scenes-Video vor   
Im Video-Special stellt Regisseur Luc Besson die Entstehung seines Science-Fiction-Epos Valerian - Die Stadt der Tausend Planeten vor, von der ersten Idee und Skizze bis zu den Dreharbeiten der Comic-Verfilmung. Dabei werden in neuen Szenen die vielen&nbsp;au&szlig;erirdischen Wesen aus der fantastischen Welt der Galaxie gezeigt. Und darum geht es: Die beiden Spezialagenten Valerian (Dane DeHaan) und Laureline (Cara Delevingne) werden von der Regierung f&uuml;r die Aufrechterhaltung der Ordnung im gesamten Universum beauftragt. Ihr Kommandant (Clive Owen) schickt sie als n&auml;chstes auf eine Sondermission in die intergalaktische Mega-Metropole Alpha, in der die verschiedensten Spezies friedlich zusammenleben. Jedoch wirken im Verborgenen Kr&auml;fte, die alle Bewohner der Galaxie in gro&szlig;e Gefahr st&uuml;rzen k&ouml;nnten. Regisseur Luc Besson (Das f&uuml;nfte Element) bringt die franz&ouml;sische Comic-Verfilmung&nbsp;Valerian - Die Stadt der Tausend Planeten mit Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen und Superstar Rihanna am 20. Juli 2017 in die deutschen Kinos.
          Facebook's Internet Drone Lands Successfully   
.textsize { font-size: small;}Facebook has successfully completed a second test of an unmanned aircraft designed to beam internet access to remote parts of the planet.
          Is there a hidden planet in our solar system?   
Another planet is suspected to be hidden on the edge of our solar system and two astronomers say their evidence points in that direction.
          More effects of extreme weather in form of heat waves, heavy rains recorded   
Half a degree Celsius of global warming has been enough to increase heat waves and heavy rains in many regions of the planet, researchers reported ...
          Explore the Global Goals @ Kastellet   

  A little over a week ago I went on quite the adventure together with a friend. It was time for the opening of the exhibit Explore the Global Goals with Global Goals Lab and Quantified Planet. The exhibition is an intersection between art and tech, where we got to explore different projects that were working towards the global goals as well as see some art that interpreted them. It lasts until August 12 and is located at Kastellet in Vaxholm. Kastellet is an old fort which means the art was exhibited inside the room where they kept the gunpowder. It was an AMAZING room and impossible to get a good picture of. But trust me – it was cool  There was a little shop where they sold the solar cell lamp that Olafur Eliasson has worked on! It’s called Little Sun, and it’s a really interesting project where tech meets art! Read more about it here.  There was a lot of stuff to read at the exhibition, and everything was so interesting and/or upsetting. LIKE THIS like wtf.   Elin Engström had made a vest that weighed 8 kg = the amount of fabric we through away in a year per person.  On a […]

Inlägget Explore the Global Goals @ Kastellet dök först upp på Jessica Andersdotter.


          MAD 5. BE TRUE To Yourself... Then Treat Others With The Same Respect..!   
YOUR life can only be lived by one person... YOU..!

And, this life is the only one you'll get on this planet (some may disagree, but I have a firm opinion on this... ;-).

No one can get into your mind... no one can truly understand your innermost feelings... no one can understand what really drives you.

So here's a little tip... BE TRUE to yourself.

Identify what it is that will get you excited about this life... what it is that will get you living your life with integrity and PASSION.

Start asking yourself 'What's In It For Me' to do what I intend doing... and if it really gets your juices flowing... do it..!

When YOU learn to respect yourself in this manner... you will get to recognise and respect that everybody then has the right to be doing exactly the same in their lives.

You will then start being considerate of the 'What's In It For Me' considerations of others when you approach them to do things with you... or for you.

Now, don't get me wrong, this has nothing to do with taking a selfish approach to life. In fact, the selfish person will never be able to live to these ideals. It has everything to do with elevating yourself to command a priority of respect in YOUR life.

All to often, we forget just who we really are... and how UNIQUE we are as individuals... and we subordinate ourselves to the whims and desires of others. Be TRUE to yourself... then treat others with the same respect.

This reminds me of a fantastic verse that I carry around with me all the time, I have no idea who to credit with this work, but I am sure that I discovered it in one of Zig Ziglar's magnificent publications:

'Man travels hundreds of miles to gaze at the broad expanse of the oceans;

He looks in awe at the Heavens above;

He stares in wonderment at the fields;

And the mountains;

And the rivers and the streams;

Then... he passes himself by... without a thought...

GOD'S MOST AMAZING CREATION'


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          Gothamist: NYC's Best Bakery Has Plans For Complete Neighborhood Domination   
  Thursday night, Erin Patinkin and Agatha Kulaga took another step towards turning their beloved Ovenly into the biggest bakery on the planet, with the soft-opening of a new Park 
          Some Soccer News for Jun 29, 2017   
It's Day 180 of 2017.


Yesterday I posted du Nord Futbol's MNUFC midseason grades, and a few mid-season awards.

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The weird crushing failure of Ronaldo Fenomeno, my favorite player of all time, and his rebirth to glory with Brazil in the 2002 World Cup. By Amy Lawrence for the Guardian.

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US Open Cup

Oh what a night! Two 2nd division teams advanced to play each other in the Quarterfinals. And both did so in dramatic fashion.

Mitch Hildebrandt! Who had him listed as a 2017 US Open Cup hero??? He and the Cinicinnati defense stymied Chicago all game long, then stone cold blasted them in the Penalty Kick Shootout! Saving 3 of 4 PKs that Chicago attempted. Wow.
  • After the game Taylor Twellan of ESPN had a great quote about Hildebrandt who had just finished a TV interview with Julie Stewart-Binks: "The first live interview anyone's ever done while standing on his head."

The Cincinnati Enquirer is all over the story. Front page photos and the 4 top stories on the website are all FCC related.
  • One the papers "Regular Sports Guy" columnists even gets it. By Paul Daugherty for the Enquirer.

And down in Florida Kwadwo Poku got a breakaway and scored with the last kick of the game to push Miami over Atlanta!

The Cincy v Chicago game was live on ESPN too! Fantastic. And over 32k were in the stands.

There were so many great goals last night, but this was my favorite:


Ike Opara scored for SKC last night too. He is a centerback. And this is his 4 goal (in all comps) since Jun 4.

The Open Cup is a great tournament that should be celebrated loudly! By Steven Goff for the Washington Post.

A recap of all 7 games from last night. From US Soccer.

Round of 16 Results:
-Tue Jun 27
Dallas 3-1 Colorado Rapids
-Wed Jun 28
Cincinnati 0-0 Chicago Fire - Cin advances 3-1 in Penalty Kick Shootout
Houston Dynamo 0-2 Sporting Kansas City
New England Revolution 2-1 DC United
New York Red Bulls 1-1 Philadelphia Union - NYRB advances 5-3 in Penalty Kick Shootout
Miami 3-2 Atlanta United
San Jose Earthquakes 2-1 Seattle Sounders
LA Galaxy 2-0 Sacramento Republic

Quarterfinals schedule:
-Mon Jul 10
San Jose Earthquakes v LA Galaxy
-Tue Jul 11
Sporting Kansas City v Dallas
-Wed Jul 12
Miami v Cincinnati
-Thu Jul 13
New England Revolution v New York Red Bulls
-Semifinals Aug 8-9
-Final Sep 20

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Minnesota United

The team's first trip to NYC and Yankee stadium tonight. I'm sure they are excited. But there quality on the road has been so poor that I don't see them getting much from this game. I have no idea why they are so different than when they play at home, but they sure are.

NYC has lost just 1 time at home this season. And MNUFC has not won a road game. Is tonight the night that changes? Always possible. But not probable.
  • NYC does give up goals though. Defense is not their forte.

MNUFC trainers track the mileage the players are logging and how they are holding up when the schedule gets heavy. By Aaron Riess for the Star Tribune.

Schedule:
-Thu Jun 29
New York City v Minnesota - 6:30pm CT on My29

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Sauce: du Nord Music Mix Vol 128 (download + extract)

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One of the best new albums I have heard in a long time: Obnox - Niggative Approach (12XU)
  • Created by Lamont Thomas from Cleveland. I knew him from the scene at Used Kids Record Store in Columbus in the 90s, and knew him as Bim Thomas.
  • This album is just wild. I have called it Punk-chaos-nose-RnB meets one-man lo-fi Funkadelic.
  • Buy it right here at Bandcamp.

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Question and answer from Atlanta United team president Darren Eales.
Q: What has been the best moment on the field so far this season?
A: There have been some fantastic moments. For me, winning our first game. Going to Minnesota, first ever win, doing it in the snow.
Going into that game I was a little bit fearful. We had a team of South Amercians playing against a bunch of Scandinavians.
Us both being expansion teams, us scoring six goals, which was a record for an expansion team, all of that made it even sweeter.

  • Read the full Q + A here. With lots of interesting information, especially on attendance and merchandise. By Doug Roberson for the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

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MLS

Before Ashley Cole came to MLS he was known as a malcontent. A couple of years later and that is almost all but forgotten as he keeps his head low and his game solid. By Brian Straus for Sports Illustrated.

Things keep getting worse for Portland when you read the injury report: Diego Chara, Darlington Nagbe and Amobi Okugo have all been added to the list.

How does Sporting Kansas City keep its players, who have been very successful, motivated? By Matt Pentz for ESPNFC.

NYRB has signed goalkeeper Luis Robles to a contract extension. Good move.

Week 18 schedule/results:
(10 Games)
Thu Jun 29
New York City v Minnesota
-Fri Jun 30
Salt Lake v Orlando
-Sat Jul 1
Chicago v Vancouver
Dallas v Toronto
Kansas City v Portland
Montreal v DC
Columbus v Atlanta
Colorado v Houston
San Jose v LA
-Sun Jul 2
Philadelphia v New England

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USMNT

Dallas goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez filed paper work to switch national team alliances from Mexico to the USA. FIFA approved that switch today. Welcome aboard Jesse.

Is there a USA-Ghana rivalry? By Jeff Carlisle for ESPNFC.

Friendly Schedule:
-Sat Jul 1
USA v Ghana - 3:45pm CT on ESPN
Pratt + Whitney Stadium - East Hartford

USA Gold Cup Roster
  • G: Brad Guzan - Atlanta United, Bill Hamid - DC United, Sean Johnson - New York City
  • D: Matt Besler - Sporting Kansas City, Omar Gonzalez - Pachuca, Matt Hedges - Dallas, Eric Lichaj - Nottingham Forest, Matt Miazga - Chelsea, Justin Morrow - Toronto, Jorge Villafana - Santos Laguna, Graham Zusi - Sporting Kansas City
  • M: Kellyn Acosta - Dallas, Paul Arriola - Tijuana, Alejandro Bedoya - Philadelphia Union, Joe Corona - Tijuana, Dax McCarty - Chicago Fire, Cristian Roldan - Seattle Sounders, Kelyn Rowe - New England Revolution, Kenny Saief - Gent, Gyasi Zardes - LA Galaxy
  • F: Juan Agudelo - New England Revolution, Dom Dwyer - Sporting Kansas City, Jordan Morris - Seattle Sounders

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CONFEDERATIONS CUP - Semifinals:

It was over after 6 minutes. Germany had put two in the back of the net and Mexico would not mount any attack until the dying minutes of the game. Germany heads to the Final.

Two great match ups in the Semis:
  • Yesterday - Euro Champ v S Amer Champ
  • Today - N Amer Champ v World Cup Champ

Schedule/Results:
-Wed Jun 28
Portugal 0-0 Chile - Chi adv 3-0 in Shots From The Mark.
-Thu Jun 29
Germany 4-1 Mexico


FINAL schedule
-Sun Jul 2
Chile v Germany - 12:pm CT on FS1

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          Middels omzwervingen kom ik thuis   
Gisteren op een rommelmarkt in de Ijhallen trof ik in perfecte staat 'De vertellingen van duizend-en-één nacht' van uitgeverij Libris aan (druk 2006). Hafid Bouazza fluisterde me in 2007 al in dat ik deze boeken zeker gelezen moet hebben. Luxe cassette, drie banden met daarin alle verhalen op dun rijstpapier, vertaald door Richard van Leeuwen. Iemand bij Bol.com schreef in een Review dat het enige nadeel van deze boeken het dunne papier was.
Ikzelf word als een kind zo blij van rijstpapier.
Misschien een stukje nostalgie naar mijn oude bijbel in de kerkbank. Het geloof van mijn jeugd mag dan inmiddels verloren zijn, het gevoel dat dit papier veroorzaakte niet!
Voorzichtig moet je een bladzijde omslaan en de tekst voelt net zo heilig en kostbaar.
Voor twee euro kon ik ze meenemen, een goede koop zo bleek, want onder de dertig euro vind je ze niet snel tweedehands.

In januari 2008 vond ik voor vijf euro (jawel) op een boekenmarkt in de Eusebiuskerk te Arnhem twee delen van 'Duizend en een nacht - Arabische vertellingen'. Deze druk is een 'paar' jaartjes ouder. Amsterdam, Gebrs. Koster, 1882. Voorzien van prachtige gekleurde illustraties.





Ik legde de boeken naast elkaar om de tekst te vergelijken. Laten we stellen dat twee vertalingen vanuit het Arabisch in een andere tijdgeest niet enkel verschillen veroorzaken maar bijna volledig andere verhalen. Het is bijna een kwestie van 'zoek de overeenkomsten'.

Op internet kan ik bar weinig terugvinden over de twee delen uit 1882 die ik in mijn bezit heb. Ik kan ze niet terugvinden bij antiquariaten of op veilingen.
Na wat zoekwerk kom ik erachter dat ik waarschijnlijk de Lauckhard versie heb, de illustraties komen zeer overeen.

Na veel speurwerk beland ik op een PDF van een krant. "Nieuws van den Dag - dinsdag 2 december 1884". (U kunt zoeken op het PDF middels CTRL+F).
Hier tref ik mijn 'Duizend en één Nacht - Arabische Vertellingen' te koop aan!
Voor maar FL 1,90 en zowaar in Nieuwstaat!
Ehh...Toen in ieder geval...

Vervolgens verlies ik mij in het nieuws van de dag van bijna 130 jaar geleden.

Ik lees dat mijn burgerlijke staat benut werd in het zoeken naar een nieuwe woning of werkgever. Zou het respect hebben afgedwongen of was jong weduwe worden gewoon meer algemeen? De deftige dame heeft overigens wel wat noten op haar zang:

"Eene deftige Dame —Weduwe— vraagt te Huur te Amsterdam,
op een fatsoenlijken en aangenamen
stand, in een net, zindelijk, stil
gezin, twee goed en net gemeubeleerde
Kamers en Suite,
of aan elkander grenzende, niet
hooger dan eerste étage en met
Bediening, tegen den huurprijs van ’35 a ’40 per maand, en al of
niet levéring van Diner, tegen nader
overeen te komen conditiën."


Jongemannen van uiteraard onbesproken gedrag vragen om geld te leen:

"HH. Geldschieters.
Wie helpt een JONGMENSCH,
Eigenaar, van onbesproken gedrag,
aan ’ 500, tegen goede borgstelling
en rente, met m. alloss. a ’5O."


Op zoek naar een spannende date via Relatieplanet? Welnee, er wordt gezocht naar een huwelijkskandidaat!

"Huwelijk.
Een Heer, flink uiterlijk, 27 jaar,
net bestaan en komende in 't bezit
van Kapitaal, wenscht kennismaking
en spoedig Huwelijk met eene
eenigszins gefortuneerde Dame.
Brieven, onder No. 893,Boekhandel
van J. CRANENDONCQ, Nijmegen."


Ik vraag mij overigens af of een 'flink uiterlijk' wil zeggen dat hij corpulent was of juist woest aantrekkelijk.

Uiteindelijk kom ik, middels deze omzwervingen, bizar dichtbij huis. Via de vertellingen van duizend-en-één nacht uit 2006, naar de druk uit 1882, beland ik uiteindelijk in een dagkrant uit 1884 en valt mijn oog op een advertentie met daarin, onmiskenbaar, mijn werkadres
En zo ontdek ik welk bedrijf er huishield in 1884 en beeld mij de werkplaats in, exact op dezelfde plek waar nu mijn bureau staat. De zware houten balken op de zolder krijgen kleur en ik vraag me af; Werden hier de handgemaakte spullen opgeslagen? En wie weet bewonderde hij 127 jaar geleden zijn eigen advertentie in de krant - wellicht zittend op de plek waar ik nu dagelijks zit - en viel zijn oog vervolgens op de aanbieding van vier delen 'Duizend en één nacht' en besloot hij naar de winkel te snellen om deze stante pe te kopen. Het valt zelfs niet volledig uit te sluiten dat ik nu zijn boek in handen heb. Prima, dat is wellicht vergezocht, máár:

Wie durft te beweren dat reizen in den tijd niet mogelijk is noem ik vanaf heden een ongelovige.
Ik heb vanochtend een reisgenoot ontmoet en zal hem morgen op mijn werk respectvol groeten!
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          Hoy arranca la Feria de Gómez Palacio   

Este viernes 30 de junio, "Regresa la gran tradición" a la Comarca Lagunera.

El día de hoy se llevará a cabo la inauguración de la Feria Nacional Gómez Palacio con la presencia de autoridades municipales y estatales. De acuerdo con el director, Gerardo Lozano, se espera la presencia de miles de habitantes de la región.

A las 8:00 de la noche tendrá lugar el corte del listón. Posteriormente, según dijo Lozano en entrevista con El Siglo de Torreón, el cielo se iluminará en honor al fallecido intérprete de Amor eterno.

"No se pueden perder el espectáculo de fuegos pirotécnicos que tendremos este viernes, el cual estará sincronizado vía electrónica con los éxitos de Juan Gabriel a manera de tributo a casi un año de su muerte", dijo Lozano.

El funcionario manifestó que esta fiesta de la Comarca cuenta con todo lo necesario para recuperar el quinto puesto que tenía en el top ten de ferias de México. Para lograr tal objetivo dijo que ofrecerán un cartel muy variado de artistas, múltiples museos, espectáculos de primer nivel, segmentos culturales y la presencia de 23 estados de la República Mexicana.

"Este será un año de siempre y el próximo de cosecha. Queremos recuperar el quinto sitio que teníamos en relación a las mejores ferias de México y además buscamos que el planeta entero voltee a ver a Gómez Palacio, a La Laguna, al estado de Durango, a Coahuila", sostuvo.

El palenque de la Feria Nacional de Gómez Palacio presentará hoy su primer show. Sin Bandera llegará hoy a la localidad con la finalidad de enamorar a sus fanáticos.

Leonel y Noel harán un recorrido de éxitos como Suelta mi mano, Mientes tan bien, Que lloro, Te vi venir, Kilómetros, En ésta no, Amor real y Sirena.

En una pasada conferencia de prensa nacional, los artistas dieron a conocer que hoy en día se llevan mucho mejor antes por ser más "viejos", además de que se toman las cosas menos en serie y eso hace que disfruten más su éxito.

Noel y Leonel concuerdan que aprendieron a ser más flexibles con la opinión del otro así como ceder ante lo que no les parece del todo y afirman que en este tiempo que llevan juntos no han tenido fricciones, en parte por la comunicación directa y sin intermediarios que llevan, con un diálogo constante donde se hacen saber su admiración y respeto.


          NASA to InfoWars guest: There are no 'kidnapped child slave colonies' on Mars   
NASA has responded to bizarre claims that a colony of kidnapped child slaves exists on the planet Mars by asserting that there are "no humans" on the Red Planet. The space agency was responding to comments made by an InfoWars guest, who said that children have been sent on a "20-year ride" to be slaves on a Mars outpost. Robert David Steele, a former US presidential candidate for the Reform Party, was speaking to InfoWars host Alex Jones when he made the bizarre comments. "We actually believe that there is a colony on Mars that is populated by children who were kidnapped and sent into space on a 20-year ride," he said. Steele added that "once they get to Mars, they have no alternative but to be slaves on the Mars colony." According to the Daily Beast, a NASA spokesperson answered the slave claims by reminding people that there are no humans on the planet.
          Egzotyczne podróże w 7 sezonie "Widziane na Ziemi" na antenie Planete+   
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          Senator By Day, Telemarketer By Night   
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          Welcome to the City of a Thousand Planets in stunning new Valerian clip   

Filmmaker Luc Besson has created a stunning world with Valerian: City of a Thousand Planets, and a new clip takes us on a tour of the epic space station Alpha. It’s gorgeous.


          Watch Andy Serkis emerge as Caesar in new War for the Planet of the Apes clip   

Andy Serkis has taken motion-capture performance to the level of fine art, and his work in Matt Reeves' War for the Planet of the Apes eclipses even his previous stellar efforts in the Apes Saga.


          Watch: Woody Harrelson, Andy Serkis and Matt Reeves wage War For the Planet of the Apes   

Ready for war?

War for the Planet of the Apes brings the ongoing conflict between the evolved apes and what remains of humanity to a singular collision point. We’ve seen the film, and it’s a sensational climax to a template for how to properly do a reboot.


          Glowing early praise for Luc Besson's Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets   

Luc Besson's eye-popping space opera, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, is fueling up for a fantastical assault on theaters starting on July 21. Based on the expansive French comic series from the '60s, and starring Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen and Rihanna, the trailers so far have presented a gorgeous tapestry of alien worlds and species decorating the template of an old-fashioned interstellar adventure.


          July Movie Preview: Spider-Man! Planet of the Apes! The Emoji Movie!   

July's movies brings us the return of a couple more big movie franchises with Spider-Man: Homecoming and War for the Planet of the Apes, as well as a LEGO-esque adventure, The Emoji Movie.

And we'll also have aliens (Man Underground, The Gracefield Incident), a ghost (A Ghost Story), a former superhero (Superpowerless), demons (Wish Upon) and a visually stunning graphic novel adaptation (Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets).

Here you go.


          The World Is Now $217,000,000,000,000 In Debt And The Global Elite Like It That Way   
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          What Is Automatic Data Capture? How Hedge Funds Can Trade On Heaven-Sent Data   
Delegates at Newsweek and International Business Times' data science in capital markets event were mesmerised by a video of shoe box-sized satellites, known as "cube sats" being released into the earth's atmosphere. They were then shown the speeded up footage that was being captured: giant oil tanks with floating lids, rising like tides; ships being built from scratch in dry docks; burning flares from steel mills; a picture of the agricultural yields of the entire planet.
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Scientists could be watching alien life form in Orion — using one of the most powerful telescopes on Earth, they’ve detected the building blocks of a habitable planet swarming with life in orbit around a star forming in that constellation.
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          Yes, Petty Idiocy Still Rules Society    

Late night loud yowls, most precious Big Cat Beauties... sheesh, geez, what a long busy-overwhelming week for this Big Cat... okay, really who cares about ENEMY-MSM Mika? However, petty idiocy still rules our society...sadly! But come on, Mika looks like a programmed android, and she is STUPID ... all you have to do is look at her, listen to her for a few minutes, and it's obvious--her IQ is not impressive, let's say... and let's get a dose of reality, how obvious is it that President Trump is just fish-hooking these brainless-wonder presstitutes into reacting crazily... MEANWHILE he's doing the real business of being president of these united states. BEHIND THE SCENES.

Yeah, the Kougar couldn't resist this political cartoon. ~smiles~

Okay, according to Sorcha Faal of ~whatdoesitmean.com~ there is a plot to possibly assassinate President Trump during the G20, when The Donald and Putin are supposed to meet... thus, to blame it on the Russians and cause a world war.

MESSAGE TO THE SINISTER-FORCE GLOBALISTS: NO, YOU WILL NOT ASSASSINATE PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP. NOT EVER. WHATEVER YOU ATTEMPT WILL MERELY BACKFIRE ON YOU WITH DEADLY CONSEQUENCES. AND SO IT IS!!! 

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PAUL JOSEPH WATSON DOES A BRILLIANT JOB EXPOSING THE IDIOCRACY HYPOCRISY OVER POOR LITTLE ATTACKED MIKA. 


Save Me The Feigned Outrage Over Trump’s Mika Brzezinski Tweet

Paul Joseph Watson | The media has spent the last 2 years viciously attacking Trump over his appearance.


IF YOU WANT ANY KIND OF FREEDOM AND PRIVACY AROUND YOUR MONEY, THIS BILL MUST BE STOPPED. IT IS MORE THAN HORRENDOUS AND VIOLATES THE CONSTITUTION SIX WAYS TO SUNDAY. 





FANNIE AND FREDDIE WERE LOOTED BLIND BY OBOZO AND CREW, AND THE CONGRESS SIMPLY IGNORES THIS MASSIVE CRIME. 

SENATE OPENS LEGISLATIVE SEASON ON FANNIE AND FREDDIE IGNORING THEFT OF SHAREHOLDER VALUE

Senate Banking Committee features Sen. Corker plan to hand mortgage market to Wall Street and big banks

THE PEDO EMPIRE IS CRUMBLING DAY BY DAY... THANK THE DIVINE ... THIS BIG CAT IS ENTIRELY GRATEFUL FOR THE INCREDIBLE EXPOSURE THAT IS HAPPENING NOW, AND FOR THE ROUND UP OF THESE PSYCHO-PERVERTS WHO RULE AND RUN AND RUIN OUR LIVES. 


BREAKING: POPE’S PEDOPHILE NETWORK IMPLODING AS HIS TOP AIDE IS INDICTED FOR CHILD RAPE

Catholic church involved in child sex once again 


JAMES O'KEEFE, WHAT A HERO REAL JOURNALIST!!! 

WATCH: CNN CEO ‘COWARDLY’ RUNS AWAY FROM JAMES O’KEEFE

Fake news ringleader hides from press 


YEAH, THANKS STUPID-BRAIN NIKKI HALEY ... WE SO NEED A BIG OLE NASTY, KILL OFF HUMANITY, *KILL OFF THE PLANET WAR* WITH RUSSIA [SNARK] BECAUSE OF A MCMASTER-ORCHESTRATED FALSE FLAG ... YOU TWIT-ZOID. 

https://www.infowars.com/russian-senator-warns-u-s-preparing-provocation-to-attack-syria 

RUSSIAN SENATOR WARNS U.S. PREPARING “PROVOCATION” TO ATTACK SYRIA

Trump admin could launch false flag blamed on Assad


Russian Senator Alexei Pushkov warns that the United States is preparing a false flag “provocation” as a pretext to launch a military assault on Syria.
Responding to a CNN report that the U.S. “has ships and aircraft in place to strike Syria,” if ordered to do so by the President, Pushkov cautioned that this could be the precursor to a staged incident.
“The United States put its Navy and Air Force on alert, and is just waiting for an excuse to strike Syria. Assad will not give them one.” This, Pushkov wrote, makes it “the perfect time for a provocation.”
США привели в готовность силы ВМФ и ВВС и ждут лишь предлога для удара по Сирии. Асад им предлога не даст. Идеальное время для провокации.
Earlier this week, the administration warned Bashar Al-Assad that the U.S. was aware of new preparations for a chemical attack and that he would pay a “heavy price” for any such action.
This was followed up by a tweet from Ambassador Nikki Haley in which she asserted, “Any further attacks done to the people of Syria will be blamed on Assad, but also on Russia & Iran who support him killing his own people.”
Any further attacks done to the people of Syria will be blamed on Assad, but also on Russia & Iran who support him killing his own people.
On Wednesday, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders indicated that the Trump administration’s warning to Assad had been “successful,” but Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova took the move as “a warning sign of an intervention.”
“The campaign, which was started by the US and is being backed by London and Paris, on the alleged chemical attack that is claimed to be prepared by Damascus, is not original, it’s a textbook script, which has already been used in several countries in the region,” Zakharova said.
“The situation seems to be a massive provocation, both military and information-wise, a provocation which targets not only the Syrian leadership, but also Russia,” she added.
Back in April, the Trump administration launched 59 cruise missiles against a Syrian airfield claimed to be the base for government aircraft that carried out a chemical weapons attack in Khan Shaykhun.
The decision caused a split amongst Trump’s base because he specifically ran on the promise of not getting the United States entangled in more Middle Eastern conflicts that lead to the overthrow of secular leaders.
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THE EARTHQUAKES ARE STILL SHAKING UP THE PLANET ... THE KOUGAR CANNOT EVEN POST THEM ALL HERE

OKAY, SUPPOSEDLY, TO UPDATE THIS ARTICLE, RAND PAUL HAD A VERY GOOD MEETING WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP WHICH HE FEELS WILL YIELD POSITIVE RESULTS ... LET'S HOPE SO! 

RAND PAUL: HEALTH BILL IS NOW ‘OBAMACARE-PLUS’; IT SUBSIDIZES THE DEATH SPIRAL”

Legislation is "propping up" insurance companies

Senator Rand Paul continued to voice stern opposition to the Obamacare replacement legislation Friday, saying it isn’t even ‘Obamacare lite’ anymore, and instead is more like ‘Obamacare plus’.
Appearing on “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” last night, Paul noted that the Republican legislation may actually provide more subsidies than Obamacare.
“[W]hen we look at the bill, we actually find that with the Obamacare subsidies, not only are we keeping them, we may actually be providing more subsidies than Obamacare has.” Paul exclaimed.
“Our early estimates on the bill are that the bill may spend more in the next year or two than Obamacare does.” Paul added.
“And so, it’s hard for us to get our mind around that this is a repeal bill if we’re spending more, keeping all the subsidies, and then we’re going to start a brand new federal entitlement program where we give insurance companies money.” the Senator explained.
“I keep reading it and…it sounds like Obamacare to me. It doesn’t even sound like Obamacare-lite. In some areas, it may be Obamacare-plus, on the subsidy side.” he urged.
Paul also warned that the bill “subsidizes the death spiral of Obamacare.”
“It dumps a bunch of federal money, taxpayer money, or borrowed money into the insurance industry and says, ‘Hey, please lower the prices if we give you money.’” Paul told viewers.
In a further appearance on Morning Joe Friday, the Senator said that the so called healthcare overhaul is actually centered around “propping up” insurance companies.

“The insurance companies make all the money; all of this is predicated upon still propping up the insurance companies.” Paul said, adding that “you should be able to get insurance for $1 a day. I mean, you really should.”
The Senator argued that the legislation will amount to more “bailing out” of insurance companies.
“I want the bill to look more like a repeal bill. I promised people I was going to repeal it; I didn’t promise people that I was going to replace it with a federal program of bailing out insurance companies,” Paul asserted.
“I mean, we could do this for cars,” he added. “New cars are expensive. We could have a car stabilization fund.” he further argued.
In an interview with Breitbart, Paul noted that “The bill keeps ten of twelve Obamacare regulations that causes the prices of premiums to spiral upward.”


AT LEAST, THEY RECOGNIZE SOME LEVEL OF REALITY ... BLESS YOU WHEREVER YOU ARE, HERO SETH RICH 

  • Late night big ole yowls,dearest and summer-dancing KitKats ... so, most of the news-info below is from a week or so past ... time flies way too fast, and this Big Cat just can't keep up at all.

    WHAT SHE CAN SAY: THE TIME OF THE EVILDOER IS UP. THE TIME OF DIVINE JUDGMENT IS HERE. LIKE DOMINOS, YOU WILL FALL, YOUR DESPICABLE CRIMES ARE REVEALED TO ALL. ANY REPREHENSIBLE ACT YOU ATTEMPT AGAINST ANOTHER, AGAINST HUMANITY WILL ONLY BACKFIRE ON YOU IMMEDIATELY. 

    ~~~~~~

    END THE FED BEFORE THE ENDS OUR ECONOMY AND ENSLAVES *WE THE PEOPLE*. 


    AT LEAST, MR. PITT IS BRAVE ENOUGH TO EXPOSE PEDO-HOLLYWOOD. THANK YOU! 

    THE 1967 WARNING AGAINST THE ROTHSCHILD INFILTRATION 


    June 27, 2017

    Stunning 1967 Dissertation Warns Infiltration of Rothschild Luciferians in US Government 2


    Between 1967 and 1968 Myron Fagan recorded three LP records: The Illuminati and the Council on Foreign Relations.  The dissertations document the activities of the house of Rothschild were  produced byAnthony J. Hilder – an American activist, author, film maker, talk show host, broadcaster and former actor.
    This stunning recording from 1967 speaks to the very problems we face today, including Fake News, government corruption, the Corrupt United Nations and infiltration of a Luciferian Rothschild cult who may have gained irreversible control of the US government.
    https://chemtrailsplanet.net/2017/06/27/stunning-1967-dissertation-warns-infiltration-of-rothschild-luciferians-in-us-government

    HELL, AT LEAST THEY'RE OUTDOORS ACTUALLY EXERCISING... 

    THE BRUTAL REALITY WE FACE AS AMERICANS...DO ALL YOU CAN TO PEACEFULLY PREVENT THIS *DIVIDE AND CONQUER* HORROR SOROS AND MINIONS ARE FOMENTING AGAINST WE THE PEOPLE. 






    HEROINE, LAURA LOOMER...THE WOMEN WARRIORS RISE UP! 

    https://www.infowars.com/journalist-shuts-down-trump-assassination-play

    JOURNALIST SHUTS DOWN TRUMP ASSASSINATION PLAY

    "Stop liberal violence!" Journalist screams

    A conservative journalist interrupted the Trump assassination play in Central Park, N.Y., on Friday, only two days after the politically-motivated shooting of Republican lawmakers.
    Laura Loomer of Rebel Media was arrested after rushing the stage, yelling that the production promoted violence against President Trump and his supporters.
    The play, which is sponsored by Time Warner and the New York Times, features a Trump-lookalike who is violently assassinated in the same manner as Julius Caesar.



    THIS IS ONE VERY BRAVE WOMAN, KUDOS TO HER!!! 






    THE INCREDIBLY BRAVE HEROINE, MONIKA WESOLOWSKI ... MAY SHE BE PROTECTED IN EVERY DIVINE WAY 

    http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2017/06/17/breaking-whistleblower-says-deep-state-in-control-of-state-department-ongoing-child-trafficking-cover-up-at-st-dept

    Breaking: Whistleblower Says Deep State in Control of State Department : Ongoing Child-Trafficking Cover-Up at St. Dept.


    Did you know that at the State Department they have an exorbitantly paid employee, of Middle East background, who is in charge of the sex-trafficking brochures for the State Department? Did you know that same person refuses to cover this issue as domestic issue? This plays right into the hands of the Deep State cover-up of their child-sex-trafficking practices at the highest levels of government? This is tantamount to overtly supporting and covering up child-sex-trafficking and the State Department is the willing accomplice. Did you also know that the State Department has 3 men, led by Deep State minion and close Obama ally, Larry Palmer, who controls all information coming in and out of the State Department and they control the FOIA’s for the State Department as well.
    State Department employee, Monika Wesolowski, has been unduly harassed and has had her life threatened for trying to expose traitors and overt practices of treason and sedition by State Department employees who are aligned with the Deep State motives and objectives. The following is an interview I conducted with Monika followed by objective, hard proof of the claims made by this whistleblower.
    Unlike a lot of sources,this interview names the names of the guilty.

    Monika “Begs” for Protection and Nobody From the State Department Will Help

    Monika has begged for protection from the death threats, violent attacks and constant harassment. As recently as last Tuesday, June 13, 2017, Monika took the issue to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s aides. As of the date of this publication, she has not heard back on this critical issue. I want to put the State Department on notice, you do not wait 5 days to investigate these kinds of allegations when someone’s life is in danger. This is an example of intentional/unintentional depraved indifference to the safety of of State Department employee, Monika Wesolowski (see the email communications at the bottom of the page).
    Previously, on The Common Sense Show,  I documented, with pictures, government vehicles that have stalked and harassed Monika. The Fairfax, VA. police have told Monika that it is not safer to go home and they cannot protect her.
    More recently, Monika has had animals poisoned to death. She, herself, has had to be treated for poisoning, some of which was uranium related. When I recently tried to interview Monika by Skype, ourcommunications were blocked for hours. Simultaneously, our cell phone communications were blocked as well. Here home has been invaded when she is not home. She was boxed in by two Muslim men, at the carwash, and stayed near until she called the police. This woman is the Deep State posterchild for political and personal harassment. In the following emails, please note the reference to CHILD-SEX-TRAFFICKING. I further want it to be known that Liz Crokin discovered a connection between the Virginia Shooter baseball practice shooter and child-sex-trafficking and that the primary shooting victim, Rep. Scalise had just sponsored a child-sex-trafficking bill eight days prior to being shot. This is no coincidence, the Deep State strikes again.
    Monika has backed out of previous interviews because she is in fear of her life. I have convinced her that if you are going to be on the list, you better be on top of the list. Because I know the fate of Breitbart and Hastings, I have shared this information with other journalistic outlets who are going to cover this case and we are going to turn up the heat significantly.
    I want to remind everyone, that in several earlier publications, I have tapped into two unnamed sources, one from the FBI and one from the State Department and was told that there is a Deep State purge underway. Monika confirms the assertion as her office is “like a morgue, people have either left or people have cleared out their desks and are awaiting their departure”.

    Crickets Chirping

    After numerous instances of being harassed and attacked, she reached out to Secretary Tillerson’s office, but to no avail. Here are the unanswered communications:
    From: Wesolowski, Monika
    Sent: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 1:39 PM
    To: Peterlin, Margaret JA
    Cc: Kenna, Lisa D
    Subject: RE: Personal and Confidential
    Ms. Peterlin and Ms. Kenna,
    The issue goes back deeper into 2013 and child trafficking. I have not seen my eight year old son in a year . I worry for his safety and mine. It is imperative I speak to you in person, I will not speak to anyone outside of Mr. Tillerson’s close administration for fear for my life and that of my son’s. Thank you for speaking to me on the phone. I have been wanting to send this email for several months but afraid to.
    Monika A. Wesolowski
    Visual Information Specialist
    United States Department of State
    Global Publishing Solutions (A/GIS/GPS)
    Phone: 202-xxx-xxxx voicemail
    Phone: 202-xxx-xxxx direct

    UNCLASSIFIED
    From: Wesolowski, Monika
    Sent: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 12:50 PM
    To: Peterlin, Margaret JA
    Cc: Kenna, Lisa D
    Subject: Personal and Confidential
    Importance: High
    Dear Ms. Peterlin,
    I proudly attended Secretary of State Tillerson’s swearing in ceremony and have faith that he will be successful at the State Department. I would like to arrange a meeting with your office with the Secretary of State Mr. Rex Tillerson. It is imperative I speak to Mr. Tillerson. I do not feel safe at my office or at home, I have been under constant attack. I have had things happen to my family, myself, and in the office that I cannot talk about in email. I feel my life and health, as well as that of my family and those close to me, is in danger because of where I work and the people I work with, and their connections. I do not know who to trust and cannot trust Diplomatic Security here at DOS, my coworkers or upper management, especially not Ambassador Palmer, who is Deputy Assistant Secretary for Global Information Services. I was informed by my HR that Ambassador Palmer pushed for the Hatch Act for my having a photograph and items of President Trump in my cubicle after the election. The situation at work has been hostile and I have been harassed. Please let me know if you could speak with me or arrange a meeting with the Secretary. Please expect a call regarding this email just to verify.
    Thank you kindly,
    Monika A. Wesolowski
    Visual Information Specialist
    United States Department of State
    Global Publishing Solutions (A/GIS/GPS)
    Phone: xxx-xxx-xxxx voicemail
    Phone: 202-xxx-xxxx direct

     Conclusion

     I believe Monika’s best protection is the light of day. On that note, I would ask that all forward this article to your contact list. Secondly, if Tillerson’s office will not respond to this grave situation, then I would ask that everyone send this article to President Trump AND Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Finally, we need to keep the heat on this issue.


    OBUMMER CARE... ONE MASSIVE CON GAME ... AND YOU'RE THE SUCKER





    WILL THIS STOP THE CLINTONISTA/DNC BODY COUNT??? SO, THE JUDGE REFUSED TO PROTECT THESE WITNESSES ... IF ANYONE IS HARMED/MURDERED, THE BLOOD WILL BE ON HER HANDS. 




    GOVERNOR MOONBEAM GOES FULL-TILT COMMIE LUNATIC ... CALIFORNIANS, YOU HAVE THREE CHOICES: RISE AND SAVE YOURSELVES, LEAVE THE GOLDEN STATE, OR BE SACRIFICED ON THE ALTAR OF SATANIC INSANITY 





    YEAH, AT LEAST, CALIFORNIA IS SAYING MONSATANO'S ROUNDUP/GLYSOPHATE IS CANCER-CAUSING
    Neil deGrasse Tyson now pushing Monsanto propaganda alongside wife abuser and convicted felon
    Mike Adams
    Why am I not surprised? Neil deGrasse Tyson, who has become a mouthpiece for the GMO and chemical agricultural industries that poison the global food supply, is narrating a new documentary called "Food Evolution."
    The film pushes the same pro-GMO propaganda as a violent wife abuser who used to write for Forbes. Another fake science front group -- the ACSH -- appears in the film and is run by a convincted medical fraud FELON who spent years in prison (and now runs biotech propaganda campaigns for a living).
    Neil deGrasse Tyson has become a shameful betrayor of humanity and nature and an insult to real science.
    THE QUAKES ARE STILL SHAKING, RATTLING, ROLLING MOTHER EARTH ... THIS IS JUST ONE RECENT EXAMPLE 


    HERE IT IS, PROOF OF HOW THE AQUARIAN CONSPIRACY [THE BOOK] WORKS. 


    AIN'T THIS GREAT, LYING AI ROBOTS, ETC. 

    POLICE STATE AMERIKA, ONE MORE NEFARIOUS FASCIST TOOL 

    CORPORATE MONOPOLY ... WHY IS THIS NOT SURPRISING? 

    GEE, HOW VERY HUMANE. AT LEAST, YOU COULD EUTHENIZE THEM ... YOU SICKO SOCIOPATHS
          Endangered Species   

An endangered species is an animal, plant, or other species that is at risk of becoming extinct in the near future. Current scientific evidence indicates that the rate of species extinctions is increasing.

How to Save a Species by Marilyn Baillie, Jonathan Baillie, and Ellen Butcher features endangered species from around the world and the scientists who are trying to save them. It includes species on the brink of extinction, as well as those who have recovered after almost becoming extinct. To find the most current information on the endangered species highlighted in this book, see the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. To learn more about how scientists are trying to save some of the most endangered species on Earth, see the EDGE of Existence website. How to Save a Species is written for kids, but many adults will also find this information interesting.

Here are a few more books about endangered species that both kids and adults may enjoy:

Endangered Animals by Ben Hoare is part of the Eyewitness series. This book also discusses endangered species and the ways humanity can help them survive.

Save the Planet: Helping Endangered Animals by Rebecca E. Hirsch is part of the Cherry Lake Publishing collection. This informative ebook can be downloaded as a PDF when you log in to your AADL web account.

Draw 50 Endangered Animals by Lee J. Ames gives step-by-step illustrations for drawing endangered animals. There are no written instructions in this book, just drawings. This book is part of the Draw 50 series.

The following books about endangered species are geared towards younger kids:

Almost Gone: The World’s Rarest Animals by Steve Jenkins is filled with great illustrations and includes facts about fascinating endangered animals from around the world.

Endangered! by Barbara L. Webb is an informative, easy to read book with lots of photographs. This book is part of the Green Earth Discovery Library series.

Gone Wild: An Endangered Animal Alphabet by David McLimans is a Caldecott Honor Book. This is a unique picture book that also includes information that may be of interest to older readers.

It Stinks to Be Extinct! by Susan Blackaby is written in an easy to read format and includes nice photographs and valuable information about endangered animals.


          (USA-MI-Kalamazoo) Maintenance Shop Clerk / Service Writer   
**33656BR** **Job Title:** Maintenance Shop Clerk / Service Writer **Division:** 3080: Republic-Kalamazoo **Position Summary:** The Maintenance Clerk provides administrative support to the maintenance function. **Exempt Status:** Non-exempt **Requisition ID:** 33656BR **Preferred Qualifications:** • Related experience in a maintenance / trucking industry. **State:** MI **EEO Statement:** Republic Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. **Position Type:** Full-Time **Location:** 26211: Kalamazoo-3432 Gembrit Cir **Principal Responsibilities:** • Assures the availability of parts in a cost-effective manner. • Maintains fleet records on inventory levels, preventive maintenance schedules, and corrective maintenance performed on all units. • Inputs fleet information into the computerized fleet management system daily. • May act as a point of contact with vendors to order, receive and ensure payment for goods and services. • Prepares truck purchase orders for management approval, including assignment of general ledger codes. Utilizes ePro to process transactions. • Receives, tags, stocks and dispenses parts to mechanics according to Corporate and Regional policy and local operating procedures. • Reviews purchase orders with accounting to ensure accuracy and proper payment of invoices. • Produces various productivity and usage reports for management review. • Follows all safety policies and procedures; participates with the team to achieve safety goals. • Reconciles Dossier financial data to Lawson general ledger. • Supports the Fleet Manager with analysis of fleet operations reports. This includes analyzing data, identifying trends and outliers, and correcting mistakes where appropriate. Resolves data errors and escalates others errors to management for comparison against identified critical objectives and standards. • May assist with the parts organization and inventory. • Performs other job-related duties as assigned. The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required by personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company. **Qualifications:** • High school diploma or G.E.D. • Minimum of 1 year of general office experience or equivalent training. **Other Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:** None. **City:** Kalamazoo **Job Category:** Administrative Support **About Us:** About Republic Services Republic Services is an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste. Through our subsidiaries, Republic’s collection companies, recycling centers, transfer stations and landfills focus on providing effective solutions to make proper waste disposal effortless for our 14 million customers. We’ll handle it from here.TM, our brand promise, lets customers know they can count on Republic to provide a superior experience while fostering a sustainable Blue PlanetTM for future generations to enjoy a cleaner, safer and healthier world. Our Heritage Our history dates back to the early 1990’s when Republic Waste Services was formed to consolidate a series of regional waste collection companies. The Company underwent a series of name changes and business transformations during the early to mid-90’s and began trading as Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE:RSG) on July 1, 1998. For the next 10 years, the Company experienced strong and dramatic growth and, in late 2008, Republic Services and Allied Waste Industries merged to create the current Company. Today, Republic Services is a Fortune 300 Company, operating across 39 states and Puerto Rico. Why Work with Us Our Company cannot thrive without great people devoted to serving customers, the community and the planet. We hire the best people to make Republic a great place to work. We are focused on attracting talented individuals across professions who are as committed to serving customers and the planet as we are. We strive to create a workplace that's meaningful and rewarding to our 33,000 employees. That's why we are proud to be recognized as Best Large Employer by Forbes, World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere, and One of the Most Meaningful Companies to Work for in America by Business Insider. **Rewarding Compensation and Benefits:** Eligible employees can elect to participate in: • Comprehensive medical benefits coverage, dental plans and vision coverage. • Health care and dependent care spending accounts. • Short- and long-term disability. • Life insurance and accidental death & dismemberment insurance. • Employee and Family Assistance Program (EAP). • Employee discount programs. • 401(k) plan with a generous company match. • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP).
          Peach Sorbet   
OK...While I have dropped off the face of the planet for quite some time, I now return with newer recipes.
This one I got from a cookbook that had been loaned to me by my brother. Sadly, I cannot remember the name of the book or the author. There was a recipe for a fresh fruit sorbet that is really easy to make. The biggest thing was to use frozen fruit of your choice to make it. Since my hubby likes peaches, I decided to make a peach version. So without further ado....

Peach Sorbet
1 package of frozen peach slices
Superfine sugar
Peach nectar

Toss the frozen peach slices into the food processor. Add the sugar. Try a quarter cup to start with. Each batch of peaches is going to vary in sweetness. The same with the peach nectar. Pulse the fruit until it becomes small pieces. Stop and taste the mixture. Add more sugar and juice as needed to make a fairly smooth paste. Peaches can be fairly tart so it's up to you to decide how sweet versus how tart to make your puree. Once your desired sweetness is achieved, transfer puree into a freezer safe container. You could also fill dixie cups and add a stick to make your own ice pops.

Other fruits can also be made into sorbet like oranges though it takes time to remove individual segments from their membranes. It's worth it though because few supermarkets sell orange sorbet in this area. You probably use orange juice to make. For other fruits use apple juice since it have a fair light flavor that won't overwhelm your choice if you can not find a matching nectar. Check your local European-style market for additional fruit nectars.
          (USA-MI-Battle Creek) Registered Respiratory Therapist Travel job in Michigan   
Registered Respiratory Therapist Travel job in Michigan + Job Location:Battle Creek, MI + Category:Respiratory Therapist + Apply Now! + Back to Results A facility in Battle Creek, Michigan is seeking an experienced Registered Respiratory Therapist, for a 10-week travel contract. You must have your ACLS to be considered. This position is for a minimum of 36 hours per week. What do people love to do in Battle Creek, Michigan? + Visit the Binder Park Zoo + See a free Planetarium show when you stop by the Kingman Museum + Take a look at Battle Creek and beyond from a birds eye view by taking a Hot air balloon ride wit Altitude Endeavors Inc. To be considered for this positions and to hear about other Respiratory Therapy tavel opportunities we have throughout the US contact me directly Tiffany Darling678-459-1135tiffany.darling@soliant.com Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
          ▂ ▃ ▅ ▆ ▇ ▉ KILL da CHILL! BASS BOX Edition ▉ ▇ ▆ ▅ ▃ ▂   

UNFORTUNATELY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED :((((

The guys from Poznań's crew of KILL da CHILL announce helluva party this Friday (22 June 2012) in Stara Rzeźnia (Old Slaughterhouse!) in Poznań. On two scenes Street Bass vs Heart Beats, sick dubstep sub-basses (with occasional wobbles) will meet glitchey IDM nu beatz footwork what u call it funk. A bass champion Trolley Snatcha representing UK's cult label Dub Police will headline the Street Bass stage showing his top-notch DJ skills and very distinctive beat, which is a kind of trademark of his music explorations. Who knows he may even show some surprises :) He will be supported by Polish artists Blackleg hailing from the holy city of Częstochowa, Grabadub one of the founding fathers of dubstep scene in Poland, and the Foxhole crew (the organizers of the event) represented by Paszczak, Julian De Narco and Petey. 

However, the real treat awaits on the other scene. Heart Beats will feature two producers who bravely stand out with their music from the mass of mediocre copy-cats flooding the nu-beat / bass / urban scene. I hope Slugabed  requires no introduction to the readers. I have been his devout fan since the beginnings of my blog a few years ago. Though young of age, Sluga has already managed to create his unique sound of post hip-hop beats built on ulta heavy bass base. After a few successful releases (among others on Planet Mu) he has recently added to his CV a very good full-length album on Ninja Tune. This dude knows how to rock the house in its most literal sense. Be There or Be Square!!! The more so, as he will be joined by B.Bravo, another hot name on my best producers list (don't confuse hot with overhyped please). Born in California, up-and-coming star of the West Coast Modern Funk Movement is also a co-founder (with Salva) of one of my favorite labels - Frite Nite releasing music by e.g. Nasty Nasty, Eprom or Epcot. Expect G-Funk and R'n'B arranged in a surprisingly modern way, with distorted vocoder samples and twisted beats. Actually, I can't wait to lay my hands and ears on the LP by B.Bravo to be released this year. I'm absolutely positive Slugabed and B.Bravo will f.....g funk you out till you bleed in the Old Slaughterhouse :) The young butchers will be supported by Polish artists, incl. Minoo a collaborator of an interesting label Mad-Hop and Polish Asfalt Records and the Foxhole crew represented by RAQ, Porcus Uzurpator and Top Cut.

          PLANET SOAP - VELVET HE1   
The Italian duo Planet Soap, consisting of Federico "dsm" Monguzzi and Luca "Spectrum" De Giuli, has released today a new EP - "VELVET HE1" on vinyl and in digital format on the French label Cascade Records. This is quite an eclectic selection of contemporary bass music exploring various music genres such as jungle, garage, techno, wonky, nu-beatz or dubstep, dipped in a cosmic sauce. Starting from fantastic and breathtaking, neon synth laden 'Rhynostatic', an ultimate crowdpleaser which would even make your mom dance :) Through my favorite tune of this EP - 'I'm approaching you tonight' reminding me of the spacefaring productions by the Russian duo Demokracy (actually, Planet Soap has released a super duper evil EP with Damscracy from Democracy under the nickname of Planet Terror) and more stomping cosmic beats in 'SYFY' and 'Virus' to jungle experiments in 'Thrialine'. The title track 'Velvet He1' takes the listener on a deep-space sonic trip, where you can meet an 8-bit 'Alien from KooleYay' playing on his nintendo to the friends. Classic techno 'Vectorama' sounds old-schoolish, but thanks to the all-time classic sample and good button work delivers quite a powerful experience. All in all Planet Soap has managed to create their unique sound, though comprising elements you all probably heard many times in the past. Definitely worth checking.



Bonus Free Track:

CR003 - Planet Soap "Rhynostatic" interview + free download + video by cascade records
          PERCOBAAN   
suatu percobaan utk membuat sistem yang mandiri (self-sustaining) dan terisolasi dari dunia luar.
tujuan: mempelajari cara kerja Bumi & mengembangkan sistem yang berpotensi untuk digunakan dalam perjalanan luar angkasa, atau untuk hidup di planet lain.
tahun 1991 di Arizona (AS), biaya US $ 200 juta.
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          Comment on Character Design Challenge #327 – RPG Character Classes: Final Round – “NOT” Jedis and Siths by cliff   
I've been in hospital since Monday, got home last night to finish my entry, but have to go back to hospital cause my wife is still in there. Wanted to write more details, but don't have time. I'm just glad I didn't miss entering this one. Entry #1 Ewan Dongor Satyr Knight Studant Companion to Master Satyr Knight Liam Soo-Ne http://i795.photobucket.com/albums/yy240/Cliff_HM3/Cliff_NotJedi_EwanSatyrKnight_zpshl46uj0j.jpg I named the race Caprians, They are actually originally from Earth during Ancient Greek/Roman times, Transported by the Gods Pan and Dionysis to their new home in which the race of satyrs became Homo Caprians from the planet Capra IV from the system Caprius in the constillation of Capricornus. Now circling the forested planet is Space Station Treetop Arcadia is the Capital City on planet Capra IV other notable places are the Satyrides Islands, Marsyas City and E'Terpi University The four recognized life cycles of Caprians are as follows: Satyrisci - kids Fauns - teens Satyroi- adults Seilenoi- elderly The race political system is ran by the Forest High Cheif - Lucas Gregor and the Horned Council One of the most charismatic and outspoken polititions is Ambassador Libidicus from the capital Arcadia- The Ambassador has been known, like most of his race, to party, drink and carouse to excess. “What some races consider scandles, others look upon as achievements” Ambassador Libidicus Ash, is the Cultural Attache, He is mild mannered and even tempered Goldleaf, is Envoy On Trade, Greedy, out to get everything he can for himself and his planet. Rowen is Envoy On Deforestation, A solemn Caprian, quickly prone to anger and defend his planet, who sees his sylvan homeword being systematily despoiled and eventually destroyed by offworlders. Liam Soo-Ne in one of the mystic Satyr Knights and a master.. He is the teacher cumpanioon of Ewan Al Gedi "The Kid" a foolish young hero, destined to become a companion to Satyr Knight Ewan. Reed Auloi Double Piper super star, a graduate from E'Terpi University in the city Marsyas. Has a huge ego and self assuarance. With his pipes he can manipulate a person's emotions such as: Charm, Calm, Sleep, Cause Fear, Inspire, Despair, Enrage, Laugh, Dance. Deafen, Shatter, Sound Counter Attack. Neil Ranger - Reed's Pilot. a very skilled pilot, repairman and bodyguard. Star Goat - Reed Auloi's concert tour ship General Cytyr - an insane Caprian scientist from Dabih, is now a satyr with many cyborg inplants including metal horns, wire dreadlocks, cyber eyes, head phone and mic, cyber arms and hands and cyber digigraded legs. giving him superhuman senses, strength, speed and endurance and virtual invulnerability. He longs for power, and not only system, but galactic domination.. Cytyrian Warriors - kindnapped Caprians taken to turn them into subserviant cyborg warriors under General Cytyr's every whim Ma'Asad "the slaying" Aitho Pikos - This brilliant but evil Caprian was once a Satyr Knight, he can project his astral self long distances into a ghost like apparition, and attack, defend with his powerful mind. He seems to be immune to physical damage, disease or aging so is apparently immortal. (I have pics of all the characters, but not shaded or anything and don't have time to post them sadly)
          Comment on Character Design Challenge #327 – RPG Character Classes: Final Round – “NOT” Jedis and Siths by Herr D   
"I'M the droid they're looking for!" Droid 7391 (yes, look at the number upside-down) was originally programmed to be a regular custom service droid on a planet far, far away. Specifically, a brothel. Then an Imperial technician decided, as a joke, to program him with the ability to banter with opponents while teaching them techniques against those using -uh- 'laser swords.' A warrior at one with the shadows stepped out for just a moment, stooped, and went away. Then Droid 7391 started WINNING the fights and shutting down to prevent injury to a a living being. It had been programmed to believe that it WAS one of those special warriors, maintaining a disguise by use of -uh- 'psychic access to powers of good.' They locked him in a store room till they could figure out how to reprogram it. It made a cloud of stun droids and escaped in the ensuing mayhem. It seeks to join the rebellion. http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u438/jamais5/2017hm/HerrD-Droid7391PrepsAttack_zpsgtwm7gi4.png
          GIVE ME A FAST SHIP — THE CONTINENTAL NAVY AND AMERICAS REVOLUTION AT SEA   

The publication offers its readers a thoroughly researched and rendered account of the very first incarnation of the US Navy fleet. In telling us this sprawling and really fascinating story, the author of the volume, Tim McGrath, does not lose a due sight of the human dimension of the subject. The author has also mined the archival sources mainly neglected in most of the previously told stories.

And, his application of such approach has eventually resulted in a very interesting and readable history of the integral aspect of the subject campaign for the US independence. The content of the book has one far beyond the usual "spotlight" treatment of major historical events and offers the readers a series of mini-stories illuminating all important aspects of the colonial America's desperate and difficult struggle at sea.

The interested readers all around the planet have already found this book as a very well-written and nicely illustrated; the publication also contains the extensive footnotes and an index, together with the bibliography proposed for the further reading. The informative and even entertaining volume telling us a story about the dedicated historical heroes who did risk their lives trying to overcome all the obstacles that were posed by the ruthlessly efficient British Navy fleet as well as American politicians. All people interested in naval history will enjoy this title.


          Bitcoin May Be Shooting Itself in the Foot by Acting as a Bridge Currency for the Marijuana Industry   

On the surface it seems like a match made in heaven . Bringing together two of the fastest growing things on the planet -- the marijuana industry and bitcoin -- should allow bitcoin to gain new exposure and legitimacy as a digital currency, and gives the pot industry a means to get around its banking issues.


          Should God Open a Window: TimeSaga C8 (First of 5)   
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          Star Walk HD — Night Sky Map A Great AR Star Gazing Guide For The iPad, by Aaron Lee, Apple World Today   

Vito Technology's Star Walk HD — Night Sky Map is an augmented reality stargazing guide for spotting over 200,000 stars, planets, constellations, satellites and galaxies. Designed for the iPad, it looks fantastic on the new pro editions.


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          Top 10 discoveries about waves    

Gravitational radiation reminds science of its debts to the physics of waves

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CATCH A WAVE Physicists are the surfers of science, with a long history of fascination with waves.

Physics fans are a lot like surfers. Both think waves are really fun.

For surfers, it’s all about having a good time. For physicists, it’s about understanding some of nature’s most important physical phenomena. Yet another detection of gravitational waves, announced June 1, further reinvigorates the world’s science fans’ excitement over waves.

Waves have naturally always been a topic of scientific and mathematical interest. They play a part in an enormous range of physical processes, from heat and light to radio and TV, sonograms and music, earthquakes and holograms. (Waves used to even be a common sight in baseball stadiums, but fans got tired of standing up and down and it was really annoying anyway.)

Many of science’s greatest achievements have been discoveries of new kinds of waves or new insights into wave motion. Identifying just the Top 10 such discoveries (or ideas) is therefore difficult and bound to elicit critical comments from cult members of particular secret wave societies. So remember, if your favorite wave isn’t on this list, it would have been No. 11.

10.  Thomas Young: Light is a wave.

In the opening years of the 19th century, the English physician Young tackled a long-running controversy about the nature of light. A century earlier, Isaac Newton had argued forcibly for the view that light consisted of (very small) particles. Newton’s contemporary Christiaan Huygens strongly disagreed, insisting that light traveled through space as a wave.

Through a series of clever experiments, Young demonstrated strong evidence for waves. Poking two tiny holes in a thick sheet of paper, Young saw that light passing through created alternating bands of light and darkness on a surface placed on the other side of the paper. That was just as expected if light passing through the two holes interfered just as water waves do, canceling out when crest met trough or enhancing when crests met “in phase.” Young did not work out his wave theory with mathematical rigor and so Newton’s defenders resisted, attempting to explain away Young’s results.

But soon Augustin Jean Fresnel in France worked out the math of light waves in detail. And in 1850, when Jean-Bernard-Léon Foucault showed that light travels faster in air than water, the staunchest Newton fans had to capitulate. Newton himself would have acknowledged that light must therefore consist of waves. (Much later, though, Einstein found a way that light could in fact consist of particles, which came to be called photons.)

9. Michelson and Morley: Light waves don’t vibrate anything.

Waves are vibrations, implying the need for something to vibrate. Sound vibrated molecules in the air, for instance, and ocean waves vibrated molecules of water. Light, supposedly, vibrated an invisible substance called the ether.

In 1887, Albert A. Michelson and his collaborator Edward Morley devised an experiment to detect that ether. Earth’s motion through the ether should have meant that light’s velocity would depend on its direction. (Traveling with the Earth’s motion, light’s speed wouldn’t be the same as traveling at right angles to the direction of motion.) Michelson and Morley figured they could detect that difference by exploiting the interference phenomena discovered by Young. But their apparatus failed to find any ether effect. They thought their experiment was flawed. But later Einstein figured out there actually wasn’t any ether.

8. James Clerk Maxwell: Light is an electromagnetic wave.

Maxwell died in 1879, the year Einstein was born, and so did not know there wasn’t an ether. He did figure out, though, that both electricity and magnetism could be explained by stresses in some such medium.

Electric and magnetic charges in the ether ought to generate disturbances in the form of waves, Maxwell realized. Based on the strengths of those forces he calculated that the waves would travel at the fantastic speed of 310 million meters per second, suspiciously close to the best recent measurements of the speed of light (those measurements ranged from 298 million to 315 million meters per second). So Maxwell, without the benefit of ever having watched NCIS on TV, then invoked Gibbs’ Rule 39 (there’s no such thing as a coincidence) and concluded that light was an example of an electromagnetic wave.

“It seems we have strong reason to conclude that light itself (including radiant heat, and other radiations if any) is an electromagnetic disturbance in the form of waves propagated through the electromagnetic field,” he wrote in 1864. His “other radiations, if any” turned out to be an entire spectrum of all sorts of cool waves, from gamma radiation to radio signals.

7. Heinrich Hertz: Radio waves.

Not very many people took Maxwell seriously at first. A few, though, known as the Maxwellians, promoted his ideas. One physicist who had faith in Maxwell, or at least in his equations, was Hertz, who performed experiments in his lab in Karlsruhe, Germany, that successfully produced and detected radio waves, eventually to be exploited by propagandists to spread a lot of illogical nonsense on talk radio.

His success inspired much more respect for the equations in Maxwell’s theory, which Hertz found almost magical: “It is impossible to study this wonderful theory without feeling as if the mathematical equations had an independent life and an intelligence of their own, as if they were wiser than ourselves,” Hertz said. His prime experimental success came in 1887, the same year that Michelson and Morley failed to detect the ether. Hertz died in 1894, long before his discovery was put to widespread use.

6. John Michell: Seismic waves.

Michell, an English geologist and astronomer, was motivated by the great Lisbon earthquake of 1755 to investigate the cause of earthquakes. In 1760 he concluded that “subterraneous fires” should be blamed, noting that volcanoes — “burning mountains” — commonly occur in the same neighborhood as frequent earthquakes.

Michell noted that “the motion of the earth in earthquakes is … partly propagated by waves, which succeed one another sometimes at larger and sometimes at smaller distances.” He cited witness accounts of quakes in which the ground rose “like the sea in a wave.” Much later seismologists developed a more precise understanding of the seismic waves that shake the Earth, using them as probes to infer the planet’s inner structure.

5. Wilhelm Röntgen: X-rays.

Roentgen's first x-ray of his wife's handWhen Hertz discovered radio waves, he knew he was looking for the long-wavelength radiation foreshadowed in Maxwell’s equations. But a few years later, in 1895, Röntgen found the radio wave counterpart of the opposite end of the electromagnetic spectrum — by accident.

Mysterious short-wavelength rays of an unknown type (therefore designated X) emerged when Röntgen shot cathode rays (beams of electrons) through a glass tube. Röntgen suspected that his creation might be a new kind of wave among the many Maxwell had anticipated: “There seems to exist some kind of relationship between the new rays and light rays; at least this is indicated by the formation of shadows,” Röntgen wrote. Those shadows, of course, became the basis for a revolutionary medical technology.

Besides providing a major new tool for observing shattered bones and other structures inside the body, X-rays eventually became essential tools for scientific investigation in astronomy, biology and other fields. And they shattered the late 19th century complacency of physicists who thought they’d basically figured everything out about nature. Weirdly, though, X-rays later turned out to be particles sometimes, validating Einstein’s ideas that light had an alter ego particle identity. (By the way, it turned out that X-rays aren’t the electromagnetic waves with the shortest wavelengths — gamma rays can be even shorter. Maybe they would be No. 11.)

4. Epicurus: The swerve.

Not exactly a wave in the ordinary sense, the swerve was a deviation from straight line motion postulated by the Greek philosopher Epicurus around 300 B.C. Unlike Aristotle, Epicurus believed in atoms, and argued that reality was built entirely from the random collisions of an infinite number of those tiny particles. Supposedly, he thought, atoms would all just fall straight down to the center of the universe unless some unpredictable “swerve” occasionally caused them to deviate from their paths so they would bounce off each other and congregate into complex structures.

It has not escaped the attention of modern philosophers that the Epicurean unpredictable swerve is a bit like the uncertainty in particle motions introduced by quantum mechanics. Which has its own waves. 

3. Louis de Broglie: Matter waves.

In the early 1920s, de Broglie noticed a peculiar connection between relativity and quantum physics. Max Planck’s famous quantum formula related energy to frequency of a wave motion. Einstein’s special relativity related energy to the mass of a particle. De Broglie thought it would make a fine doctoral dissertation to work out the implications of two seemingly separate things both related to energy. If energy equals mass (times the speed of light squared) and energy equals frequency (time Planck’s constant), then voilà, mass equals frequency (times some combination of the constants). Therefore, de Broglie reasoned, particles (of mass) ought to also exist as waves (with a frequency).

That might have seemed wacky, but Einstein read de Broglie’s thesis and thought it made sense. Soon Walter Elsasser in Germany reported experiments that supported de Broglie, and in America Clinton Davisson and coworkers demonstrated conclusively that electrons did in fact exhibit wave properties.

De Broglie won the physics Nobel Prize in 1929; Davisson shared the 1937 Nobel with George Thomson, who had conducted similar experiments showing electrons are waves. Which was ironic, because George’s father, J.J. Thomson, won the 1906 Nobel for the work that revealed the existence of the electron as a particle. Eight decades later Ernst Ruska won a Nobel for his design of a powerful microscope that exploited the electron’s wave behavior.

2. Max Born: Probability waves.

De Broglie’s idea ignited a flurry of activity among physicists trying to figure out how waves fit into quantum theory. Niels Bohr, for instance, spent considerable effort attempting to reconcile the dual wave-particle nature of both electrons and light. Erwin Schrödinger, meanwhile, developed a full-fledged “wave mechanics” to describe the behavior of electrons in atoms solely from the wave perspective. Schrödinger’s math incorporated a “wave function” that was great for calculating the expected results of experiments, even though some experiments clearly showed electrons to be particles.

Born, a German physicist and good friend of Einstein’s, deduced the key to clarifying the wave function: It was an indicator of the probability of finding the particle in a given location. Combined with Werner Heisenberg’s brand-new uncertainty principle, Born’s realization led to the modern view that an electron is wavelike in the sense that it does not possess a definite location until it is observed. That approach works fine for all practical purposes, but physicists and philosophers still engage in vigorous debates today about the true physical status of the wave function.

1. LIGO: Gravitational waves.

graph of gravitational wave detectionSoon after he completed his general theory of relativity, Einstein realized that it implied the possibility of gravitational radiation — vibrations of spacetime itself.  He had no idea, though, that by spending a billion dollars, physicists a century later could actually detect those spacetime ripples. But thanks to lasers (which maybe would have been No. 11), the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory — two huge labs in Louisiana and Washington state — captured the spacetime shudders emitted from a pair of colliding black holes in September 2015.

That detection is certainly one of the most phenomenal experimental achievements in the history of science. It signaled a new era in astronomy, providing astronomers a tool for probing the depths of the universe that are obscured from view with Maxwell’s “other radiations, if any.” For astronomy, gravitational radiation is the wave of the future. 

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          The first Cassini to explore Saturn was a person    

Space probe preparing to crash into ringed planet was named for an astronomical pioneer

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TWO CASSINIS  The Cassini spacecraft has become famous for its stunning views of Saturn, including this image of the unlit side of the rings taken in 2012. But what do we know about the man Cassini was named for?

As the Cassini spacecraft plunges toward its death on Saturn, the world’s knowledge of the famous ringed planet continues to accumulate. Thanks to years of observations by the versatile probe, astronomers now know Saturn as intimately as macaroni knows cheese. But still hardly anyone outside the world of astronomy knows anything about Cassini — and I don’t mean the spacecraft, but the guy it was named for.

Gian Domenico Cassini was an Italian astronomer, born in Perinaldo in 1625, around the time that Galileo was battling the church over Copernicus’ revelation that the Earth orbits the sun. Cassini was attracted to poetry but was also good at math. He got his start in science via astrology, which back then was not considered quite as completely idiotic as it is today. In fact, astronomy itself was often supported by wealthy people in order to get better astrological forecasts. One such wealthy Italian, an amateur astronomer, was impressed with a pamphlet on astrology that Cassini had written; it earned him an invitation to work at the amateur’s observatory, near Bologna.

From the leading scientists at Bologna, Cassini learned the importance of using high-quality instruments to make the most precise measurements possible. His talents were soon recognized; by 1650 Cassini’s accomplishments and reputation earned him the chair in astronomy at the university in Bologna. He continued his research during the 1650s, taking a particular interest in comets.

Cassini was an old-school conservative kind of scientist, not even inclined to take Galileo’s side on the Earth-orbiting-the-sun issue. Cassini preferred Tycho Brahe’s position that the other planets orbited the sun, but the sun then orbited the Earth. (Later Cassini accepted the Copernican sun-centered solar system, but only half-heartedly.) Cassini also was no fan of Newton’s law of gravity.

Cassini’s work as an eminent Italian scientist was not limited to astronomy. Called on to referee a political dispute over the course of a river, he mastered hydraulics. Later he spent some time studying insects and experimenting on blood transfusions. None of that was as fun as astronomy, though, so he returned to the stars often. In addition to comets, he specialized in the sun and especially solar eclipses. Some of his best work resulted from the use of a meridian — a large sundial-like device for recording solar movements — that he designed and had installed on the top of a church steeple.

Cassini was also clever enough to know the value of cultivating useful friendships. In particular, he was on good terms with some skillful Roman lens makers who provided him with especially powerful telescopes. With such instruments Cassini was able to calculate the rotation rates of Jupiter and Mars accurately. (He gave Venus a shot, but it was harder.)

Even more impressively, Cassini accomplished a goal that had eluded Galileo by accurately describing the motions of the moons of Jupiter. It was Cassini’s work on Jupiter’s moons that allowed the Danish astronomer Olaus Rømer to measure the speed of light, establishing that light did not transit space instantaneously, as many (including Cassini) had believed.

Even before Rømer’s results, Cassini’s accomplishments made him famous enough to get offered a job in Paris. That job was actually a prime position with the new French Academy of Sciences, whose founders recruited savants from all over Europe to enhance the new academy’s prestige. So in 1669 Cassini moved to Paris. He didn’t fit in all that well; his French was sketchy and his authoritarian approach to things in general ticked some people off. But he eventually managed to develop a world-class astronomical observation program. He became a French citizen in 1673 and married the daughter of a French official wealthy enough to offer as part of the dowry a nice castle for a summer home. Cassini then forgot about his original plan to return to Italy and spent the rest of his life in France.

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Had his astronomical achievements ended with his departure from Italy, Cassini would have been an odd choice for the name of a spacecraft sent to study Saturn. But besides his administrative role at the French academy’s observatory, Cassini continued his own studies. And, having mastered Jupiter, he naturally moved on to Saturn. In 1671 he discovered Saturn’s moon Iapetus and found another, Rhea, the next year. Much later he detected the moons Tethys and Dione. He also thoroughly examined the disk around Saturn and discerned that it was not just one ring. He identified two prominent rings separated by a small gap — the thin black band between the two is now known as Cassini’s division. Cassini even guessed, more or less correctly, that the rings are made of small particles all orbiting Saturn in concert.

And so Cassini knew Saturn as intimately as anyone from his era, establishing sufficient Saturnian credentials to earn the honor of having a space probe named for him. Cassini the probe has now seen Saturn much more clearly than Cassini the man. But soon Cassini the probe will die and go blind; Cassini the man first went blind, two years before he died, in 1712.

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          Top 10 science anniversaries of 2017    

It’s time to celebrate pulsars, planets, Einstein, more Einstein and the laws of robotics

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This year marks the semicentennial of the discovery of pulsars, first observed by Jocelyn Bell Burnell, shown here in 1968 at the Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory in Cambridge, England.

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Every year science offers a diverse menu of anniversaries to celebrate. Births (or deaths) of famous scientists, landmark discoveries or scientific papers — significant events of all sorts qualify for celebratory consideration, as long as the number of years gone by is some worthy number, like 25, 50, 75 or 100. Or simple multiples thereof with polysyllabic names.

2017 has more than enough such anniversaries for a Top 10 list, so some worthwhile events don’t even make the cut, such as the births of Stephen Hawking (1942) and Arthur C. Clarke (1917). The sesquicentennial of Michael Faraday’s death (1867) almost made the list, but was bumped at the last minute by a book. Namely:

10. On Growth and Form, centennial (1917)

A true magnum opus, by the Scottish biologist D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson, On Growth and Form has inspired many biologists with its mathematical analysis of physical and structural forces underlying the diversity of shapes and forms in the biological world. Nobel laureate biologist Sir Peter Medawar praised Thompson’s book as “beyond comparison the finest work of literature in all the annals of science that have been recorded in the English tongue.”

9. Birth of Abraham de Moivre, semiseptcentennial (1667).

Born in France on May 26, 1667, de Moivre moved as a young man to London where he did his best work, earning election to the Royal Society. Despite exceptional mathematical skill, though, he attained no academic position and earned a meager living as a tutor. He is most famous for his book The Doctrine of Chances, which was in essence an 18th century version of Gambling for Dummies. It contained major advances in probability theory and in later editions introduced the concept of the famous bell curve. Isaac Newton was impressed; the legend goes that when anyone asked him about probability, Newton said to go talk to de Moivre.

8. Exoplanets, quadranscentennial (1992)

It seems like exoplanets have been around almost forever (and probably actually were), but the first confirmed by Earthbound astronomers were reported just a quarter century ago. Three planets showed up orbiting not an ordinary star, but a pulsar, a rapidly spinning neutron star left behind by a supernova.

Astrophysicists Aleksander Wolszczan and Dale Frail found a sign of the planets, first detected with the Arecibo radio telescope, in irregularities in the radio pulses from the millisecond pulsar PSR1257+12. Some luck was involved. In 1990, the Arecibo telescope was being repaired and couldn’t pivot to point at a specific target; instead it constantly watched just one region of the sky. PSR1257+12 just happened to float by.

7. Birth of Marie Curie, sesquicentennial (1867)

No doubt the most famous Polish-born scientist since Copernicus, Curie was born in Warsaw on November 7, 1867, as Maria Sklodowska. Challenged by poverty, family tragedies and poor health, she nevertheless excelled as a high school student. But she then worked as a governess, while continuing as much science education as possible, until her married sister invited her to Paris. There she completed her physics education with honors and met and married another young physicist, Pierre Curie.

Together they tackled the mystery of the newly discovered radioactivity, winning the physics Nobel in 1903 along with radioactivity’s discoverer, Henri Becquerel. Marie continued the work after her husband’s tragic death in 1906; she became the first person to win a second Nobel, awarded in chemistry in 1911 for her discovery of the new radioactive elements polonium and radium.

6. Laws of Robotics, semisesquicentennial (1942)

One of science fiction’s greatest contributions to modern technological philosophy was Isaac Asimov’s Laws of Robotics, which first appeared in a short story in the March 1942 issue of Astounding Science Fiction. Later, those laws formed the motif of his many robot novels and appeared in his famous Foundation Trilogy (and subsequent sequels and prequels). They were:

  1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
  2. A robot must obey the orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
  3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

Much later Asimov added a “zeroth law,” requiring robots to protect all of humankind even if that meant violating the other three laws. Artificial intelligence researchers all know about Asimov’s laws, but somehow have not managed to enforce them on social media. Incidentally, this year is also the quadranscentennial of Asimov’s death in 1992.

5. First sustained nuclear fission chain reaction, semisesquicentennial (1942)

Enrico Fermi, the Italian Nobel laureate, escaped fascist Italy to come to the United States shortly after nuclear fission’s discovery in Germany. Fermi directed construction of the “atomic pile,” or nuclear reactor, on a squash court under the stands of the University of Chicago’s football stadium. Fermi and his collaborators showed that neutrons emitted from fissioning uranium nuclei could induce more fission, creating a chain reaction capable of releasing enormous amounts of energy. Which it later did.

4. Discovery of pulsars, semicentennial (1967)

Science’s awareness of the existence of pulsars turns 50 this year, thanks to the diligence of Irish astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell. She spent many late-night hours examining the data recordings from the radio telescope she helped to build that first spotted a signal from a pulsar. She recognized that the signal was something special even though others thought it was just a glitch in the apparatus. But she was a graduate student so her supervisor got the Nobel Prize instead of her

3. Einstein’s theory of lasers, centennial (1917)

Albert Einstein did not actually invent the laser, but he developed the mathematical understanding that made lasers possible. By 1917, physicists knew that quantum physics played a part in the working of atoms, but the details were fuzzy. Niels Bohr had shown in 1913 that an atom’s electrons occupy different energy levels, and that falling from a high energy level to a lower one emits radiation.

Einstein worked out the math describing this process when many atoms have electrons in high-energy states and emit radiation. His analysis of matter-radiation interaction indicated that it would be possible to prepare many atoms in the same high-energy state and then stimulate them to emit radiation all at once. Properly done, all the atoms would emit radiation of identical wavelength with the waves in phase. A few decades later other physicists figured out how to build such a device for use as a powerful weapon or to read bar codes at grocery stores.

2. Qubits, quadranscentennial (1992)

An even better quantum anniversary than lasers is the presentation to the world of the concept of quantum bits of information. Physicist Ben Schumacher of Kenyon College in Ohio unveiled the idea at a conference in Dallas in 1992 (I was there). A “quantum bit” of information, or qubit, represents the information contained in a quantum particle, which can exist in multiple states at once. A photon, for instance, might simultaneously be in a state of horizontal or vertical polarization. Or an electron’s spin could be up and down at the same time.

Such states differ from classical bits of information in a computer, recorded as either a 0 or 1; a quantum bit is both 0 and 1 at the same time. It becomes one or the other only when observed, much like a flipped coin is nether heads nor tails until somebody catches it, or it lands on the 50 yard line. Schumacher’s idea did not get a lot of attention at first, but it eventually became the foundational idea for quantum information theory, a field now booming with efforts to construct a quantum computer based on the manipulation of qubits.

1. Birth of modern cosmology, centennial (1917)

It might seem unfair that Einstein gets two Top 10 anniversaries in 2017, but 1917 was a good year for him. Before publishing his laser paper, Einstein tweaked the equations of his brand-new general theory of relativity in order to better explain the universe (details in Part 1). Weirdly, Einstein didn’t understand the universe, and he later thought the term he added to his equations was a mistake. But it turns out that today’s understanding of the universe’s behavior — expanding at an accelerating rate — seems to require the term that Einstein thought he had added erroneously. But you can’t expect Einstein to have foreseen everything. He probably had no idea that lasers would revolutionize grocery shopping either.

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          Einstein’s latest anniversary marks the birth of modern cosmology    

1917 paper introduced infamous cosmological constant in equation describing gravity

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Edwin Hubble’s observations of stars in the Andromeda galaxy (shown) demonstrated that the universe was vastly bigger than Albert Einstein realized. Nevertheless, Einstein’s paper applying his general theory of relativity, published a century ago, became the foundation for the modern science of cosmology.

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Sometimes it seems like every year offers an occasion to celebrate some sort of Einstein anniversary.

In 2015, everybody lauded the 100th anniversary of his general theory of relativity. Last year, scientists celebrated the centennial of his prediction of gravitational waves — by reporting the discovery of gravitational waves. And this year marks the centennial of Einstein’s paper establishing the birth of modern cosmology.

Before Einstein, cosmology was not very modern at all. Most scientists shunned it. It was regarded as a matter for philosophers or possibly theologians. You could do cosmology without even knowing any math.

But Einstein showed how the math of general relativity could be applied to the task of describing the cosmos. His theory offered a way to study cosmology precisely, with a firm physical and mathematical basis. Einstein provided the recipe for transforming cosmology from speculation to a field of scientific study.

“There is little doubt that Einstein’s 1917 paper … set the foundations of modern theoretical cosmology,” Irish physicist Cormac O’Raifeartaigh and colleagues write in a new analysis of that paper. 

Einstein had pondered the implications of his new theory for cosmology even before he had finished it. General relativity was, after all, a theory of space and time — all of it. Einstein’s showed that gravity — the driving force sculpting the cosmic architecture — was simply the distortion of spacetime geometry generated by the presence of mass and energy. (He constructed an equation to show how spacetime geometry, on the left side of the equation, was determined by the density of mass-energy, the right side.) Since spacetime and mass-energy account for basically everything, the entire cosmos ought to behave as general relativity’s equation required.

Newton’s law of gravity had posed problems in that regard. If every mass attracted every other mass, as Newton had proclaimed, then all the matter in the universe ought to have just collapsed itself into one big blob. Newton suggested that the universe was infinite, filled with matter, so that attraction inward was balanced by the attraction of matter farther out. Nobody really bought that explanation, though. For one thing, it required a really precise arrangement: One star out of place, and the balance of attractions disappears and the universe collapses. It also required an infinity of stars, making it impossible to explain why it’s dark at night. (There would be a star out there along every line of sight at all times.)

Einstein hoped his theory of gravity would resolve the cosmic paradoxes of Newtonian gravity. So in early 1917, less than a year after his complete paper on the general theory was published, he delivered a short paper to the Prussian Academy of Sciences outlining the implications of his theory for cosmology.

In that paper, titled “Cosmological Considerations in the General Theory of Relativity,” he started by noting the problems posed by using Newton’s gravity to describe the universe. Einstein showed that Newton’s gravity would require a finite island of stars sitting in an infinite space. But over time such a collection of stars would evaporate. That problem could be avoided, though, if the universe turned out not to be infinite. Instead, Einstein said, everything would be fine if the universe is finite. Big, sure, but curved in such a way that it closed on itself, like a sphere.

Einstein’s mathematical challenge was to show that such a finite cosmic spacetime would be static and stable. (In those days nobody knew that the universe was expanding.) He assumed that on a large enough scale, the distribution of matter in this universe could be considered uniform. (Einstein said it was like viewing the Earth as a smooth sphere for most purposes, even though its terrain is full of complexities on smaller distance scales.) Matter’s effect on spacetime curvature would therefore be pretty much constant, and the universe’s overall condition would be unchanging.

All this made sense to Einstein because he had a limited view of what was actually going on in the cosmos. Like many scientists in those days, he believed the universe was basically just the Milky Way galaxy. All the known stars moved fairly slowly, consistent with his belief in a spherical cosmos with uniformly distributed mass. Unfortunately, general relativity’s math didn’t work if that was the case — it suggested the universe would not be stable. Einstein realized, though, that his view of the static spherical universe would succeed if he added a term to his original equation.

In fact, there were good reasons to include the term anyway. O’Raifeartaigh and colleagues point out that in his earlier work on general relativity, Einstein remarked in a footnote that his equation technically permitted the inclusion of an additional term. That didn’t seem to matter at the time. But in his cosmology paper, Einstein found that it was just the thing his equation needed to describe the universe properly (as Einstein then supposed the universe to be). So he added that factor, designated by the Greek letter lambda, to the left-hand side of his basic general relativity equation.

“That term is necessary only for the purpose of making possible a quasi-static distribution of matter, as required by the fact of the small velocities of the stars,” Einstein wrote in his 1917 paper. As long as the magnitude of this new term on the geometry side of the equation was small enough, it would not alter the theory’s predictions for planetary motions in the solar system.

Einstein’s 1917 paper demonstrated the mathematical effectiveness of lambda (also called the “cosmological constant”) but did not say much about its physical interpretation. In another paper, published in 1918, he commented that lambda represented a negative mass density — it played “the role of gravitating negative masses which are distributed all over the interstellar space.” Negative mass would counter the attractive gravity and prevent all the matter in Einstein’s spherical finite universe from collapsing.

As everybody now knows, though, there is no danger of collapse, because the universe is not static to begin with, but rather is rapidly expanding. After Edwin Hubble had established such expansion, Einstein abandoned lambda as unnecessary (or at least, set it equal to zero in his equation). Others built on Einstein’s foundation to derive the math needed to make sense of Hubble’s discovery, eventually leading to the modern view of an expanding universe initiated by a Big Bang explosion.

But in the 1990s, astronomers discovered that the universe is not only expanding, it is expanding at an accelerating rate. Such acceleration requires a mysterious driving force, nicknamed “dark energy,” exerting negative pressure in space. Many experts believe Einstein’s cosmological constant, now interpreted as a constant amount of energy with negative pressure infusing all of space, is the dark energy’s true identity.

Einstein might not have been surprised by all of this. He realized that only time would tell whether his lambda would vanish to zero or play a role in the motions of the heavens. As he wrote in 1917 to the Dutch physicist-astronomer Willem de Sitter: “One day, our actual knowledge of the composition of the fixed-star sky, the apparent motions of fixed stars, and the position of spectral lines as a function of distance, will probably have come far enough for us to be able to decide empirically the question of whether or not lambda vanishes.”

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          In 20th century, astronomers opened their minds to gazillions of galaxies    

Telescopes in U.S. West revealed vastly larger, expanding universe

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In 1923, Edwin Hubble found variable stars in the Andromeda nebula enabling him to gauge its distance. It turned out to be far from the Milky Way, demonstrating that it and many other nebulae were actually galaxies in their own right.

WASHINGTON — Before astronomers could discover the expansion of the universe, they had to expand their minds.

When the 20th century began, astronomers not only didn’t know the universe was expanding, they didn’t even care.

“Astronomers in the late 19th century and the very start of the 20th century were very little interested in what we would call the broader universe or its history,” says historian of science Robert Smith of the University of Alberta in Canada.

Some astronomers were interested in the structure of the Milky Way galaxy, the vast collection of stars in which the sun, Earth and known planets reside. “But astronomers played next to no part in the debates at the end of the 19th century about the wider nature of the cosmos,” Smith said in a talk January 28 at a meeting of the American Physical Society. In fact, many scientists believed there was no wider cosmos. Majority opinion held that the Milky Way galaxy, more or less, constituted the entire universe. 

“As far as almost all astronomers were concerned, the universe beyond our own limited system of stars was the realm of metaphysics, and working astronomers did not engage in metaphysics,” Smith said.

Astronomers left others to do the wondering.

“The infinite universe beyond our stellar system was territory that professional astronomers really were very happy to leave to mathematicians, physicists, philosophers and some popularizers,” Smith said.

Even among those groups, pre-20th century consensus limited the universe to the Milky Way and its immediate environs. Clues to the contrary were mostly dismissed. Most prominent among those clues was the existence of “spiral nebulae,” fuzzy patches of light clearly distinct from the pointlike stars. Photos of the spiral-shaped blobs suggested that they were solar systems in the making within or around the Milky Way; many people believed the galaxy was home to countless populated planets. Very few people believed that the nebulae were distant replicas of the Milky Way, galaxies in their own right.

In a book published in 1890, for instance, astronomer and respected science popularizer Agnes Clerke wrote that “no competent thinker” believed that nebulae could be galaxies. She retained that view in a later edition published in 1905, Smith said.  

But after around 1905, he said, the modern conception of the cosmos began to emerge. Philanthropic contributions in support of new, large telescopes, particularly in the American West, led to observations that slowly transformed the restricted view of a one-galaxy universe into the current commodious cosmos, with billions and billions (technically, gazillions) of galaxies.

Cepheid surprise

Edwin Hubble's observations of the Andromeda nebula turned up what he thought were exploding stars, which he labeled "N" for "nova." He later realized that the star in the upper right was a Cepheid variable, allowing him to calculate the distance from Earth. Science News-Letter reported Hubble's findings and calculations in 1924.

At Lick Observatory in California, for instance, James Keeler undertook the task of counting the spiral nebulae. At the time, astronomers knew of a few dozen. Keeler found hundreds of thousands.

“So the spiral nebulae are elevated in importance by Keeler,” Smith said.

By 1912, Vesto Slipher, at Lowell Observatory in Arizona, began reporting measurements of the light emanating from the nebulae, determining how far colors were shifted to the red end of the spectrum, a way to measure how fast the nebulae were flying away from the Earth.

“He would actually start arguing that the spiral nebulae were distant galaxies,” Smith said.

By the 1920s, more and more astronomers took the idea of distant galaxies seriously. Finally Edwin Hubble, at the Mount Wilson Observatory in Southern California, provided the deathblow to the one-galaxy universe. In 1923, his observations of the Andromeda nebula turned up a couple of Cepheid variable stars. Because Cepheids varied in brightness on a regular schedule that depended on their intrinsic brightness, they provided surefire clues to Andromeda’s distance from Earth. Andromeda resided 900,000 light-years away, vastly farther than even the most exaggerated estimates of the Milky Way’s diameter.

Hubble’s use of Cepheids depended on the earlier pioneering work of Henrietta Swan Leavitt at the Harvard observatory. “Her discovery of the period-luminosity relationship in Cepheid variable stars is absolutely fundamental in transforming people’s ideas about first, our own galactic system and second, providing the means to demonstrate that galaxies do in fact exist,” Smith said.

By the end of the 1920s Hubble, combining his distance measurements with velocity measurement made by astronomer Milton Humason, had demonstrated that the farther a nebula was from Earth, the faster it appeared to fly away. That relationship formed the observational basis for the expanding universe. Hubble suggested as much in 1929. Others also realized that the new view of the cosmos implied an expanding universe; one, Georges Lemaître, proposed something very much like today’s Big Bang theory of the universe’s origin.

It took a while, though, for the idea of the universe as the expanding aftermath of a big explosion to open everybody’s mind. In 1935, for instance, the astronomer J.S. Plaskett called Lemaître’s ideas “speculation run wild without a shred of evidence.” Even Hubble was not entirely sure of his own discovery. In 1938, Smith pointed out, Hubble assessed the evidence as consistent with a static universe, while acknowledging that expansion could not be ruled out.

Today’s claims that other big bangs may have happened many times, creating a multitude of cosmic spacetime bubbles known as the multiverse, face similar objections. It’s true that the evidence for a multiverse is not conclusive, just as evidence in the 19th century was not conclusive that spiral nebulae were distant galaxies or “island universes” of their own. But given the historical precedent, it would be silly to say that “no competent thinker” would believe in the possibility of multiple universes today.

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          Why quantum mechanics might need an overhaul   

Nobel laureate Steven Weinberg says current debates suggest need for new approach to comprehend reality

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Nobel laureate Steven Weinberg, a physicist at the University of Texas at Austin, was once happy with quantum mechanics. But now he thinks that some more general theory may be needed to resolve long-standing disputes about the meaning of quantum mechanical math.

SAN ANTONIO — Quantum mechanics is science’s equivalent of political polarization.

Voters either take sides and argue with each other endlessly, or stay home and accept politics as it is. Physicists either just accept quantum mechanics and do their calculations, or take sides in the never-ending debate over what quantum mechanics is actually saying about reality.

Steven Weinberg used to be happy with quantum mechanics as it is and didn’t worry about the debates. But as he has thought about it over the years, the 83-year-old Nobel laureate has reassessed.

“Now I’m not so sure,” he declared October 30 in San Antonio at a session for science writers organized by the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing. (Disclosure: I am a member of the CASW board.) “I’m not as happy about quantum mechanics as I used to be, and not as dismissive of its critics.”

One reason Weinberg thinks there’s a need for a new chapter in the quantum story is that those who think everything is fine with quantum mechanics take different sides in the debates about it.

“It’s a bad sign in particular that those physicists who are happy about quantum mechanics, and see nothing wrong with it, don’t agree with each other about what it means,” Weinberg says.

Quantum mechanics stirred up consternation from its beginnings. More than a century ago, physicists such as Max Planck, Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr showed that standard 19th century physics was inadequate for explaining various features of heat, light and atoms. By the 1920s, other physicists, including Werner Heisenberg, Erwin Schrödinger, Paul Dirac and Max Born, developed those early realizations into the full-fledged quantum mechanical math that today lies at the foundation of physical understanding of just about everything. Quantum mechanics, Weinberg noted, is the “basis of our understanding of not only atoms, but also atomic nuclei, electrical conduction, magnetism, electromagnetic radiation, semiconductors, superconductors, white dwarf stars, neutron stars, nuclear forces and elementary particles.”

But quantum theory’s explanatory power has come at a substantial price: the need to accept counterintuitive weirdness about reality that many physicists, including such pioneers as Einstein and Schrödinger, refused to accept.

One such objectionable aspect was the quantum rejection of Newtonian determinism, the belief that all events are fully determined by preceding circumstances. You can calculate exactly where a baseball will land, for instance, if you know its velocity and direction when it gets hit by a bat. Quantum mechanics, to the contrary, imposes a probabilistic element into the description of natural processes. When an electron bounces off an atom, no one can predict exactly which direction the electron will go; quantum mechanics just permits you to calculate the odds that it will go one direction or another. A mathematical formula called the wave function provides the instructions for calculating where an electron is likely to be — when you make a measurement of the electron, you are most likely to find it where its probability wave is most intense. Repeated measurements would find a range of results corresponding to the probabilities that the quantum math specifies.

Einstein objected, saying God does not play dice. He further objected to another weird aspect of quantum mechanics, involving its description of pairs of particles separated at birth. Two photons emerging from a single atom, for instance, could fly very far apart yet share a single quantum description; making a measurement on one can reveal something about the other, no matter how far away it is.

Attempts to explain these conundrums fall into two broad categories, Weinberg said: “instrumentalist” and “realist.” Instrumentalists contend that the wave function is merely a tool for calculating the results of experiments — there’s no way to know anything more about reality. Devotees of the realist approach contend that the wave function is a real thing out in the world, evolving over time, and at a fundamental level it is responsible for what’s really happening.

Weinberg finds the instrumentalist view unattractive. It’s “so ugly to imagine that we have no knowledge of anything out there — we can only say what happens when we make a measurement,” he says. “The instrumentalist approach takes the attitude that we just don’t know what’s going on out there.”

On the other hand, the realist view does say what’s going on “out there,” but at the cost of enormous complexity, in the form of a countless number of independent streams of reality. “What’s going on out there is a wave function that is progressing with time in a perfectly deterministic but incredibly complicated way,” Weinberg says. In this view, all possible outcomes of quantum processes (that is, everything) come to pass in one stream or another (even though nobody is aware of any of the other streams, or “histories”).

Weinberg would prefer a reality with one history. But apart from that preference, the realist approach does not explain why measurement results observe the rules of quantum probabilities. If everything actually does happen in the various histories, there seems to be no reason why the quantum rules for probability would apply inside any one stream.

So Weinberg thinks there might be something beyond quantum mechanics, a deeper theory that introduces probabilities at a fundamental level, rather than requiring a human to make measurements to get the probabilities to show up. And there is a line of research attempting to generalize quantum mechanics along those lines. But so far a compelling theory that succeeds in generalizing quantum mechanics does not exist.

Perhaps a replacement for today’s quantum theory will come together any time now. Or perhaps not. “Maybe it’s just the way we express the theory is bad,” Weinberg says, “and the theory itself is right.”

Or possibly a surprise is in store.

“There’s always a third possibility,” Weinberg said, “that’s there’s something else entirely, that we’re going to have a revolution in science which is as much of a break with the past as quantum mechanics is a break from classical physics. That’s a possibility. It may be that a paper from a graduate student tomorrow morning will lay it out. By definition I don’t know what that would be.”

In any case, Weinberg observed, there’s a danger in evaluating any theory in terms of contemporary philosophical prejudices. Newtonian gravity, Weinberg noted, was itself regarded as unacceptable by many scientists of his era.

“Newton’s theory … seemed unpalatable to his contemporaries,” Weinberg said. Newtonian gravity was action at a distance, with no tangible pushing or pulling guiding the planets in their orbits. That “seemed like the introduction of an occult element into science, and was rejected for that reason by the followers of Descartes,” Weinberg said. Furthermore, “the force of gravitation was something that couldn’t be deduced from fundamental philosophical considerations and was rejected in part for that reason by the followers of Leibniz.” And Newton also did away with the dreams of Kepler and others to deduce the size of planetary orbits from fundamental principles.

Yet over time, Newton’s theory compiled an impressive list of successes (much like quantum mechanics has).

“By the end of the 18th century, it was perfectly clear to everyone that Newton’s theory was correct, or at least a spectacularly successful approximation,” Weinberg said. “We can take the lesson that it’s not really a good idea to hold new physical theories too strictly up to some preexisting philosophical standard. We have to go with it and see where it takes us — and see whether or not perhaps we have to change our philosophical standards.”

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          Visits to Proxima Centauri’s planet are probably millennia away    

Even alpha particle propulsion is too slow for trip to new world

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Proxima Centauri, the nearest member of the Alpha Centauri triple star system, is just a little more than 4 light-years away from the sun. With a proposed propulsion scheme using alpha particle decay, travel time to the star's newly discovered planet would be no shorter than 4,000 years.

If you’d like to vacation at the newly found planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, you might want to reconsider. It’s nearby astronomically — a mere 4.2 light-years away — but still too far away for any plausible transportation technology to reach within the current millennium.

In fact, it’s a pretty safe bet the Chicago Cubs will win the World Series before any human steps foot on Earth’s nearest exoplanetary neighbor (known as Proxima b). Unless P. Centaurian aliens arrive soon with a “To Serve Man” cookbook, your chances of visiting Proxima b before you die are about the same as sainthood for Ted Bundy. By the time anybody from here goes there, years will have five digits.   

It took NASA’s New Horizons probe — the fastest spacecraft humans have ever launched — over nine years just to get to Pluto. At its top speed of 16 kilometers per second, New Horizons would need almost 80,000 years to get to Proxima Centauri.

Solar sail propulsion — in which lightweight craft could be accelerated by pressure from sunlight — would be a little be faster, but not by much, taking (by one estimate) 66,000 years to make the Proxima Centauri run.

Novel propulsion schemes have been proposed that could reduce that time substantially. A sail driven by alpha particle recoil, for instance, provides some serious advantages over solar sails, as Wenwu Zhang and colleagues point out in the August issue of Applied Radiation and Isotopes.

Ordinary rocket speed is limited by how fast the combusted fuel can eject exhaust; NASA has investigated a plasma engine design that can attain exhaust speeds of 50 km/s. But that approach requires huge energy input and high voltage, Zhang and colleagues point out (and so would be prohibitively expensive). Alpha particles emitted by radioactive substances, on the other hand, can speed away about 300 times faster. Therefore, Zhang and coauthors assert, “alpha decay particles … may be a potential solution for long-time acceleration in space.”

Usually, of course, a chunk of radioactive matter would emit alpha particles in all directions. So your craft would need a shield on one side to absorb the particles before they got very far. The rest would stream away in the opposite direction, pushing the craft forward (by virtue of the law of conservation of momentum). True, alpha particles are tiny and the effect of their recoil would be small. But it would add up. Shot into space with standard technology (thereby achieving a 16 km/s start-up speed), an alpha recoil spacecraft could eventually reach a speed in the range of 200–300 km/s or so.

It helps to choose the right alpha-emitting material. Uranium-232 would be ideal. It has a long enough half-life (almost 70 years) to last for an extended voyage, but it also decays into daughter nuclei that emit alpha particles more frequently, boosting the recoil effect. (You won’t find any U-232 in uranium mines, though — it would need to be produced in nuclear transmutation factories.)

Assuming a suitably light and thin absorption material, Zhang and colleagues envision an alpha-powered interstellar sail about 24 meters across. They calculate a travel time to Proxima Centauri between about 4,000 and 9,000 years (depending on the ratio of fuel mass to total spacecraft mass). That would easily win the race against a solar sail, but would far exceed most people’s available vacation time. “Interstellar travel definitely asks for even better propulsion technologies,” Zhang and colleagues understate. And surely within 4,000 years somebody will invent a faster technology that could pass the alpha-decay craft and get to Proxima b first.  

Other people already have ideas, as Science News astronomy writer Christopher Crockett noted in his story on the discovery of Proxima b. Philanthropist Yuri Milner recently announced a research project to explore the prospects of sending numerous nanocraft to Proxima Centauri’s neighborhood — the Alpha Centauri triple star system. (Proxima is the third star, presumably in orbit around Alpha Centauri A and B.) That plan envisions wafers weighing about a gram or so carried along by similar-mass light sails propelled by a powerful laser beam. If current technological dreams come true, tiny cameras and lasers on the wafer could capture and transmit information about Proxima b back to Earth.

Supposedly such nanocraft could reach 20 percent of the speed of light, allowing them to reach Proxima Centauri by maybe 20 years after launch. So there’s an outside chance of getting a message back from Proxima b before the Cubs win a World Series. But there’s no hope of hitching a ride on such a wafer, unless, perhaps, you’re a tardigrade.

Even if some futuristic technology permitted building a real ship, say the size of the space shuttle, that could fly 20 percent of the speed of light, it might not be a good idea. Such a ship could, in the wrong hands, become the most devastating weapon ever imagined. Flying 20 percent of light speed, a space shuttle would possess a kinetic energy roughly the equivalent of 1,000 hydrogen bombs (or millions of Hiroshima-sized bombs). Of course, it would be an expensive ship and probably nobody would want to crash it. Unless the people who took it to Proxima Centauri got really mad at the people back on Earth.

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          Dinosaury zabil meteorit, na výsluní je vynesly sopky   
Už desetiletí vědci spekulují, že částečnou vinu za zánik dinosaurů mohou nést mohutné sopky v Indii. To je stále nejisté, ale jak se ukazuje, vulkanická činnost sehrála klíčovou roli při nástupu dinosaurů na výsluní o dobrých 135 milionů let dříve.
          Contação de histórias apresenta diferentes narrativas sobre a origem do ser humano   

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Diversas cosmogonias – narrativas sobre o surgimento do universo e do ser humano – serão apresentadas neste domingo, 2, às 15h, em contação de histórias no Espaço do Conhecimento UFMG. Partindo da pergunta "De onde viemos?", a atividade, que integra a exposição permanente Demasiado humano, relatará como várias culturas viam o surgimento da humanidade e promoverá uma reflexão sobre a diversidade que a caracteriza.

A teoria da evolução responde a algumas perguntas sobre a origem do homem, mas muitas pessoas acreditam em outras explicações. Uma das versões mais populares é a que conta a saga de Adão e Eva no Jardim do Éden. Para os gregos, dos titãs Urânio e Gaia nasce Prometeu, que rouba o fogo para oferecê-lo à humanidade. Já a narrativa do povo Yorubá, que habitava a região hoje chamada de Nigéria, conta que uma galinha ajudou a espalhar a terra primordial do planeta, resultado de missão dada por um grande orixá aos seus filhos.

A classificação é livre. A participação é gratuita, sendo necessário apenas retirar senha na recepção do Espaço do Conhecimento antes do início da atividade.

O Espaço do Conhecimento da UFMG fica na Praça da Liberdade, 700, no bairro Funcionários.


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          Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne featured in new Valerian clip, opening sequence attached to Spider-Man: Homecoming   
With just three weeks to go until Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets arrives in cinemas, a new clip has been released from Luc Besson’s hotly-anticipated sci-fi epic which sees Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) arrive at Alpha – the titular ‘City of a Thousand Planets’. Meanwhile, it has also been announced that […]
          Andy Serkis transforms into Caesar in new War for the Planet of the Apes spot   
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          Bananas: 27 Principais Benefícios para Saúde e Beleza   

Bananas: 20 Principais Benefícios

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Bananas: Benefícios para a Saúde, Riscos & Fatos de Nutrição

As bananas estão entre as frutas mais consumidas no planeta de acordo com o Departamento de Agricultura dos EUA, é a fruta preferida dos americanos.

Curvilíneos, esses frutos amarelos são ricos em "potássio e pectina, uma forma de fibra," disse Laura Flores, uma nutricionista com base em San Diego.

Eles também podem ser uma boa maneira de obter magnésio e vitaminas C e B6.

"Todos os tipos de bananas são ricas em antioxidantes, que podem fornecer proteção contra os radicais livres, que podemos entrar em contato todos os dias, a partir da luz solar pela a loção que você colocar na sua pele," acrescentou Flores.

Flores relatou uma ampla variedade de benefícios de saúde associados com a fruta.

"Bananas são conhecidas por reduzir o inchaço, proteger contra o desenvolvimento de diabetes tipo 2, ajudar na perda de peso, fortalecer o sistema nervoso.

Além de ajudar com a produção de células brancas do sangue, devido ao elevado nível de vitamina B6 que as bananas contêm," ela disse a ciência de viver.

Aqui estão os fatores de nutrição das bananas, de acordo com a U.S. Administração de Comida e Drogas, que regulamenta a rotulagem de alimentos através da rotulagem nacional e a lei da educação:

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Fatos de Nutrição

Tamanho da dose: 1 banana média (4,5 oz/126g)

Calorias

110 calorias da gordura 0 *percentagem valor diário (% VD) são baseados em uma dieta de 2000 calorias.

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Gordura total

0 g 0%, 30 g de hidrato de carbono total 10%

Colesterol

0 mg 0%, fibra alimentar 3g 12%

Sódio

0 mg 0%, 19 g de açucar

Potássio

13 %, 1 g de proteína

Vitamina A

2%, cálcio 0%

Vitamina C

15%, ferro 2%

 

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Saúde do Coração

As bananas são boas para o coração. Elas possuem potássio, um eletrólito mineral que mantém a eletricidade por todo seu corpo, necessário para manter seu coração batendo.

O elevado teor de potássio das bananas e teor baixo de sódio podem também ajudar a proteger seu sistema cardiovascular contra alta pressão de sangue.

 

>>> Depressão e Humor

As bananas podem ser úteis na superação de depressão "devido aos altos níveis de triptofano, que o corpo converte em serotonina, neurotransmissor do cérebro de elevação de humor" disse Flores.

Além disso, a vitamina B6 pode ajudá-lo a dormir bem, e o magnésio ajuda a relaxar os músculos.

Digestão e Perda de Peso

A banana prata é ricas em fibras, que podem ajudar a mantê-lo regular.

Uma banana pode fornecer quase 10% da sua necessidade diária de fibras.

A vitamina B6 também pode ajudar a proteger contra a diabetes tipo 2 e ajuda na perda de peso, de acordo com Flores.

Em geral, as bananas são importantes para a perda de peso, porque elas tem um sabor doce e não engordam, o que ajuda a evitar ânsias.
Elas também ajudam a manter os níveis de açúcar no sangue durante exercícios.

 

>>> Visão

Cenouras podem receber toda a glória por ajudar seus olhos, mas as bananas fazem a sua parte também.

Os frutos contêm uma quantidade significativa de vitamina A, que é essencial para proteger os olhos, mantendo a visão normal, além de melhorar a visão durante a noite, de acordo com o Instituto Nacional do Coração.

A vitamina contém compostos que preservam as membranas que circundam os olhos e são um elemento com proteínas que trazem luz para suas córneas.

Como outras frutas, as bananas podem ajudar a prevenir a degeneração macular, uma doença incurável, que embaça a visão central.

Ossos

As bananas podem não transbordar cálcio, mas eles são ainda úteis para manter os ossos fortes.

De acordo com um artigo de 2009, do jornal de Fisiologia e bioquímica, as bananas contêm uma abundância de frutooligossacarídeos.

Estas são carboidratos que incentivam os probióticos digestivo-amigável e reforçam a capacidade do organismo de absorver cálcio.

Câncer

Algumas evidências sugerem que o consumo moderado de bananas pode ser protetora contra o câncer de rim.

Um estudo sueco de 2005 descobriu que mulheres que comiam mais de 75 porções de frutas e legumes eliminaram seu risco de câncer de rim em 40%, e que as bananas foram especialmente eficazes.

Mulheres que comem dieta da banana de quatro a seis por semana diminuem pela metade o risco de desenvolver câncer de rim.

As bananas podem ser úteis na prevenção de câncer de rim por causa de seus altos níveis de compostos fenólicos antioxidantes.

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>>> Riscos para a Saúde

Comido com moderação, não há nenhum efeito colateral significativo associados a comer bananas.

No entanto, comer as frutas em excesso pode provocar dores de cabeça e sonolência, disse Flores.

Ela disse que essas dores de cabeça são causados por eles, "os aminoácidos da banana que dilatam os vasos sanguíneos".

As bananas maduras contêm mais destes ácidos aminados do que as outras bananas.

"Bananas podem também contribuir para a sonolência, quando ingeridas em excesso devido à quantidade elevada de triptofano encontrado nelas," ela disse.

Magnésio também relaxa os músculos, às vezes um benefício, às vezes um risco.

As bananas são frutas açucaradas, então comer demais e não manter práticas de higiene dentária adequada pode levar à deterioração de dente.

Também não contêm bastante gordura ou proteína para ser uma refeição saudável por conta própria, ou um lanche pós-treino eficaz.

Comer bananas torna-se significativamente arriscado somente se você comer demais.

O USDA recomenda que adultos comam cerca de duas xícaras de frutas por dia, ou cerca de duas bananas.

Se você comer dúzias de bananas todos os dias, pode haver um risco de alto teor de vitamina e minerais.

O Centro de Medicina da Universidade de Maryland relatou que o consumo excessivo de potássio pode levar a hipercalemia, que é caracterizada por fraqueza muscular, paralisia temporária e um batimento cardíaco irregular.

E pode ter consequências graves, mas você teria que comer cerca de 43 bananas em um curto período de tempo para que qualquer sintomas de hipercalemia ocorra.

Consumir mais de 500 miligramas de vitamina B6 diariamente possivelmente pode levar a danos nos nervos nos braços e pernas.

Você teria que comer milhares de bananas para chegar ao nível de vitamina B6.

 

Cascas de Banana: Comestíveis ou Venenosas?

Acontece que o maior risco de uma casca de banana pode realmente estar em escorregar nela.

Cascas de banana não são venenosas.

Na verdade, elas são comestíveis e repletas de nutrientes. "Casca de banana é comida em muitas partes do mundo, embora não seja muito comum no Ocidente," disse Flores.

"Ela contém quantidades elevadas de vitamina B6 e B12, bem como magnésio e potássio.

Ela também contém algumas fibras e proteína.

" De acordo com um artigo do jornal de bioquímica aplicada e biotecnologia de 2011, cascas de banana também tem "vários compostos bioativos como polifenóis, carotenoides e outros".

É importante lavar cuidadosamente uma casca de banana antes de comê-la devido as pesticidas que podem ser pulverizadas em pomares de banana.

Cascas de banana são geralmente servidas cozidas ou fritas, embora elas podem ser comidas cruas ou batidas em um liquidificador com outras frutas.

Elas não são tão doces como a banana. As cascas serão mais doces do que as bananas verdes.

 

>>> Fatos da Banana

As bananas podem ter sido o primeiro fruto cultivado do mundo.

Arqueólogos encontraram evidências de cultivo de banana na Nova Guiné, desde 8000 A.C.

As bananas são produzidas principalmente em áreas tropicais e subtropicais da África, Ásia e das Américas, bem como as ilhas Canárias e Austrália.

As bananas não crescem em árvores.

A bananeira é classificada como uma erva perene arborescente de (tipo de árvore), e a banana em si é considerada uma baga.

O nome correto para um cacho de bananas é uma mão; uma única banana é um dedo.

Quase todas as bananas vendidas nas lojas são clonadas de apenas uma variedade, a planta de banana Cavendish, originalmente nativa do sudeste da Ásia.

O Cavendish substituiu o Gros Michel, depois que essa variedade foi exterminada pelo fungo.

O Gros Michel supostamente era maior, tinha uma vida útil mais longa e um sabor melhor.

O Cavendish pode enfrentar o mesmo destino que o Gros Michel dentro dos próximos 20 anos, dizem os botânicos.

As bananas são também chamadas de plátanos.

Mas em geral, "banana" refere-se a forma mais doce da fruta, que muitas vezes é comida cru, enquanto "banana" refere-se a uma fruta que muitas vezes é cozida antes de comer.

Existem 50 espécies reconhecidas de banana.

A dieta da banana com aveia selvagens crescem em todo o Sudeste Asiático, mas não são comestíveis para os seres humanos, pois são cravejados com sementes duras.

A grande maioria das bananas cultivadas hoje é para consumo por agricultores ou a comunidade local.

Apenas 15% da produção global do fruto é cultivado para a exportação.

A Índia é a maior produtora de bananas no mundo, respondendo por 23% da total da produção de bananas, embora a maioria dos plátanos indianos é para uso doméstico.

Em 1923, a partitura de uma música popular intitulada "Sim, nós temos Bananas!" vendeu mais de mil cópias por dia

A versão de Harry Belafonte da canção "barco Banana" foi lançado no primeiro álbum que vendeu mais de 1 milhão de cópias.

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          $300K Super High Roller Bowl igång – ”Trueteller” i ledning   

Stjärnspäckade Super High Roller Bowl är äntligen igång och en stor del av planetens bästa pokerspelare har samlats på Aria Resort & Casino för att göra upp om förstapriset på $5,000,000.

Totalt ska en prispott på $15,000,000 delas ut mellan spelarna och utbetalningsstrukturen ser ut som följande:

$5,000,000 $3,500,000 $2,400,000 $1,600,000 $1,100,000 $800,000 $600,000

Vi kan redan nu konstatera att ingen kommer kunna passera Daniel Negreanu i toppen av All Time Money List, vi lär dock få se en hel del förändringar i övrigt.

Ingen magi för Esfandiari

Lämpligt nog fick alla spelare 300,000 turneringsmarker att starta med. Blindnivåerna började på 600/1200/200.

Det dröjde inte många minuter innan Antonio Esfandiari hade förlorat drygt 30 % av sin stack med K K mot Jason Merciers A Q på en esshög bräda.

Han skulle sedan bli den första spelaren att lämna då han förlorade sina återstående 175K mot förra årets vinnare Brian Rast.

På knappen hittade Esfandiari Q Q och efter tung pre-flop action hamnade han all-in mot Rast i stora mörken.

Brädan rann ut 9 4 J 8 K.

Det skulle visa sig vara en klassisk flipp där Brian Rast rivrade kungen med A K.

Den första elimineringen var ett faktum och en missnöjd Esfandiari lämnade bordet synligt irriterad. 

35 spelare med inför Dag 2

På railen fick han senare sällskap av förra årets tvåa Scott Seiver och affärsmannen Talal Shakarechi, som nyligen vann SCOOP Main Event på Pokerstars för $1,4M.

Bill Perkins Super High Roller Bowl
Perkins med i racet

Inför Dag 2 återstår 35 av 49 spelare och i ledning hittar vi ryska onlinefenomenet Timofey ”Trueteller” Kuznetsov som redan har mer än 1,1-miljoner marker i stacken. Han har nästan 400K mer än tvåan Matt Berkey.

Därefter följer profiler som Fedor Holz, Daniel Colman och Daniel Negreanu.

När det vankas Super High Rollers är det såklart omöjligt att bli av med Bill Perkins. Efter första dagen har han samlat på sig 613K vilket placerar honom på en sjätteplats.

Phil Hellmuth ligger i mitten med på 403K, vilket nästan motsvarar genomsnittsstacken på 420K.

Tyvärr deltar inga svenskar i årets Super High Roller Bowl. Om våra svenska stjärnor inte vill spendera $300K på en enskild turnering eller inte hann registrera sig är oklart, då turneringen varit slutsåld sedan flera månader tillbaka.

Actionen fortsätter idag klockan 23.00 svensk tid och vill du följa turneringen live sänds delar av den på Pokercentrals Twitch-kanal.

Efter Dag 1 ser topp10 ut som följande.

Timofey Kuznetsov (Ryssland) – 1,129,500 Matt Berkey (USA) – 745,500 Fedor Holz (Tyskland) – 736,500 Daniel Colman (USA) – 666,500 Daniel Negreanu (Kanada) – 653,500 Bill Perkins (USA) – 613,500 Phil Galfond (USA) – 578,500 Jason Mercier (USA) – 568,500 Dan Perper (USA) – 559,000 Justin Bonomo (USA) – 544,000

(Källa chipcount; Pokernews)



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          Graduate student Cheng Cao studies the oxygen content of ancient oceans   
Cheng Cao is a P.hD. student studying geological sciences in UNC's College of Arts & Sciences. Her research focuses on understanding Earth’s evolution over time, as well as the chemical processes that take place on the planet’s surface.
          The World Is Now $217,000,000,000,000 In Debt And The Global Elite Like It That Way   

Authored by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog,

The borrower is the servant of the lender, and through the mechanism of government debt virtually the entire planet has become the servants of the global money changers.  Politicians love to borrow money, but over time government debt slowly but surely impoverishes a nation.  As the elite get governments around the globe in increasing amounts of debt, those governments must raise taxes in order to keep servicing those debts.  In the end, it is all about taking money from us and transferring it into government pockets, and then taking money from government pockets and transferring it into the hands of the elite.  It is a game that has been going on for generations, and it is time for humanity to say that enough is enough.

According to the Institute of International Finance, global debt has now reached a new all-time record high of 217 trillion dollars

Global debt levels have surged to a record $217 trillion in the first quarter of the year. This is 327 percent of the world’s annual economic output (GDP), reports the Institute of International Finance (IIF).

 

The surging debt was driven by emerging economies, which have increased borrowing by $3 trillion to $56 trillion. This amounts to 218 percent of their combined economic output, five percentage points greater year on year.

Never before in human history has our world been so saturated with debt.

And what all of this debt does is that it funnels wealth to the very top of the global wealth pyramid.  In other words, it makes global wealth inequality far worse because this system is designed to make the rich even richer and the poor even poorer.

Every year the gap between the wealthy and the poor grows, and it has gotten to the point that eight men have as much wealth as the poorest 3.6 billion people on this planet combined

Eight men own the same wealth as the 3.6 billion people who make up the poorest half of humanity, according to a new report published by Oxfam today to mark the annual meeting of political and business leaders in Davos.

This didn’t happen by accident.  Sadly, most people don’t even understand that this is literally what our system was designed to do.

Today, more than 99 percent of the population of the planet lives in a country that has a central bank.  And debt-based central banking is designed to get national governments trapped in endless debt spirals from which they can never possibly escape.

For example, just consider the Federal Reserve.  During the four decades before the Federal Reserve was created, our country enjoyed the best period of economic growth in U.S. history.  But since the Fed was established in 1913, the value of the U.S. dollar has fallen by approximately 98 percent and the size of our national debt has gotten more than 5000 times larger.

It isn’t an accident that we are 20 trillion dollars in debt.  The truth is that the debt-based Federal Reserve is doing exactly what it was originally designed to do.  And no matter what politicians will tell you, we will never have a permanent solution to our debt problem until we get rid of the Federal Reserve.

In 2017, interest on the national debt will be nearly half a trillion dollars.

That means that close to 500 billion of our tax dollars will go out the door before our government spends a single penny on the military, on roads, on health care or on anything else.

And we continue to pile up debt at a rate of more than 100 million dollars an hour.  According to the Congressional Budget Office, the federal government will add more than a trillion dollars to the national debt once again in 2018…

Unless current laws are changed, federal individual income tax collections will increase by 9.5 percent in fiscal 2018, which begins on Oct. 1, according to data released today by the Congressional Budget Office.

 

At the same time, however, the federal debt will increase by more than $1 trillion.

We shouldn’t be doing this, but we just can’t seem to stop.

Let me try to put this into perspective.  If you could somehow borrow a million dollars today and obligate your children to pay it off for you, would you do it?

Maybe if you really hate your children you would, but most loving parents would never do such a thing.

But that is precisely what we are doing on a national level.

Thomas Jefferson was strongly against government debt because he believed that it was a way for one generation to steal from another generation.  And he actually wished that he could have added another amendment to the U.S. Constitution which would have banned government borrowing…

“I wish it were possible to obtain a single amendment to our Constitution. I would be willing to depend on that alone for the reduction of the administration of our government to the genuine principles of its Constitution; I mean an additional article, taking from the federal government the power of borrowing.”

And the really big secret that none of us are supposed to know is that governments don’t actually have to borrow money.

But if we start saying that too loudly the people that are making trillions of dollars from the current system are going to get very, very upset with us.

Today, we are living in the terminal phase of the biggest debt bubble in the history of the planet.  Every debt bubble eventually ends tragically, and this one will too.

Bill Gross recently noted that “our highly levered financial system is like a truckload of nitro glycerin on a bumpy road”.  One wrong move and the whole thing could blow sky high.

When everything comes crashing down and a great crisis happens, we are going to have a choice.

We could try to rebuild the fundamentally flawed old system, or we could scrap it and start over with something much better.

My hope is that we will finally learn our lesson and discard the debt-based central banking model for good.

The reason why I am writing about this so much ahead of time is so that people will actually understand why the coming crisis is happening as it unfolds.

If we can get everyone to understand how we are being systematically robbed and cheated, perhaps people will finally get mad enough to do something about it.


          Everyday   
JPGby Kathi Day © 09-02-2006:
A futuristic orbital scene with a dragonfly hovering over a man walking past two cats looking down on a solar powered space station and it's traffic above a planet. Amazing things can become ordinary if you see them every day. Thanks to my deviant friend for the planet.

          The Serpent   
JPGby K.A.H. © 2001:
The black dragon, the great serpent that encircles the world holding the sun and the moon, with the planets entwined in his tail and his wings enfolding the night in stars. Original was done with enamels and watercolors.

          Families   
JPGby Kathi Day © 2005:
Perhaps when we meet different people on different planets, we'll find that families are still the same? It's hard to say. But I'm sure alien kitties will still like to play.

          On This Day in Math - June 30   

You know we all became mathematicians for the same reason: 
we were lazy. 
Max Rosenlicht

The 181st day of the year; 181 is the 9th palindromic prime number.

and the 181-digit palindromic number made up of all 7's except for the center being 181 (7777...7718177...77777) is a palindromic prime with a palindromic prime decimal length.

181 is the both the difference and the sum of consecutive squares:
\( 181 = 91^2 – 90^2 = 9^2 + 10^2 \)

 Every natural number greater than 181 can be written as sum of cubes of the first two primes. (students might be asked to find all examples of numbers less than 181 that can be written in this fashion, such as 35= 23 + 33)



EVENTS
1686 The Royal Society made the decision to publish De Historia Piscium, a lavishly-illustrated history of fishes by John Ray and Francis Willughby. The books was beautiful, but turned out to be such a poor seller that the Society almost went bankrupt. At one point Edmond Halley's salary could not be paid during the same period when he was trying to get Newton to complete his epic masterpiece, The Principia. Fortunately for science, Halley accepted a deal for something like one-hundred copies of the fish book, and then mostly funded the publication of Newton's classic himself over the next year. I don't know if Halley ever managed to sell any of the De Historia Piscium that he took in lieu of salary. *PB old notes.

1737 John Harrison, after positive results on the test of his first sea-clock, receives the first money awarded by the Board of Longitude (23 years after the Act to create the Board). Harrison received 500 Pounds, 250 Pounds to be paid immediately, and another 250 Pounds after completing a second clock that passes testing at sea. *Derek Howse, Britain's Board of Longitude: The Finances 1714-1828

1742 Euler replied (see June 7 post) in a letter dated 30 June 1742, and reminded Goldbach of an earlier conversation they had ("...so Ew vormals mit mir communicirt haben.."), in which Goldbach remarked his original (and not marginal) conjecture followed from the following statement, “Every even integer greater than 2 can be written as the sum of two primes,” which is thus also a conjecture of Goldbach. In the letter dated 30 June 1742, Euler stated:“Dass ... ein jeder numerus par eine summa duorum primorum sey, halte ich für ein ganz gewisses theorema, ungeachtet ich dasselbe necht demonstriren kann.” ("every even integer is a sum of two primes. I regard this as a completely certain theorem, although I cannot prove it.")*Wik
As of this date, no one else has proved it either. It is one of the oldest open questions in mathematics.

1812 Congress authorized the President of the US to issue interest bearing Treasury Notes for the first time in history.  The interest was fixed at "five and two-fifths per centum a year."  *Kane, Famous First Facts (students might calculate the present value of a $100 investment on that date compounded to the present)

1808 Humphry Davy announced he had separated the element boron. However, working independently, French chemist, Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac had announced* the same accomplishment nine days ealier, on 21 Jun 1808.  *TIS

1860 Oxford evolution debate took place at the Oxford University Museum on 30 June 1860, seven months after the publication of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species. Several prominent British scientists and philosophers participated, including Thomas Henry Huxley, Bishop Samuel Wilberforce, Benjamin Brodie, Joseph Dalton Hooker and Robert FitzRoy.
The debate is best remembered today for a heated exchange in which Wilberforce supposedly asked Huxley whether it was through his grandfather or his grandmother that he claimed his descent from a monkey. Huxley is said to have replied that he would not be ashamed to have a monkey for his ancestor, but he would be ashamed to be connected with a man who used his great gifts to obscure the truth *Wik

1894 Tower Bridge opens, In 1886, the foundation stone of the Tower Bridge in London, England was laid (over a time capsule) by the Prince of Wales. The need to cross the River Thames at this point had become increasingly urgent for many years, and finally the necessary Act was passed in 1885. The bridge, designed by Mr. Wolfe Barry, CB, was completed at a cost of about £1,000,000. To permit the passage of tall ships between the towers, two bascule spans, each of 100-ft length, are raised. The side spans to the towers are of the more familiar suspension type. Pedestrians can traverse a high-level footway nearly at the top of the towers, even when the bridge is raised. It was officially opened 30 Jun 1894, by the Prince of Wales, later Edward VII, on behalf of Queen *TIS

1905 Albert Einstein's paper, "On the electrodynamics of moving bodies" (special relativity) is received at the Journal Annalen der Physik.
"Einstein develops the special theory of relativity in this paper. His concern, as he makes clear in the introduction, is that then current electrodynamics harbors a state of rest, the ether state of rest, and the theory gives very different accounts of electrodynamic processes at rest or moving in the ether. But experiments in electrodynamics and optic have provided no way to determine which is the ether state of rest of all inertial state of motion. Einstein shows that Maxwell-Lorentz electrodynamics has in fact always obeyed a principle of relativity of inertial motion. We just failed to notice it since we tacitly thought that space and time had Newtonian properties, not those of special relativity. " *John D Norton, Einstein, 1905, Pitt.edu

1908 A Comet(?) explodes above Tunguska, Siberia. *VFR In 1908, at around 7:15 am, northwest of Lake Baikal, Russia, a huge fireball nearly as bright as the Sun was seen crossing the sky. Minutes later, there was a huge flash and a shock wave felt up to 650 km (400 mi) away. Over Tunguska, a meteorite over 50-m diameter, travelling at over 25 km per second (60,000 mph) penetrated Earth's atmosphere, heated to about 10,000 ºC and detonated 6 to10 km above the ground. The blast released the energy of 10-50 Megatons of TNT, destroying 2,200 sq km of forest leaving no trace of life. The Tunguska rock came out of the Taurid Meteor storm that crosses Earth's orbit twice a year. The first scientific expedition for which records survive was made by Russian mineralogist Leonid Kulik in 1927. *TIS

1945 The first distribution of John von Neumann's First Draft of a Report on the EDVAC, containing the first published description of the logical design of a computer with stored-program and instruction data stored in the same address space within the memory (von Neumann architecture)*Wik

1946 ENIAC formally accepted by the government. See 2 October 1955*VFR

In 1948, the transistor was demonstrated by its inventors, John Bardeen and Walter Brattain, scientists at the Bell Telephone Laboratory in Murray Hill, NJ.* It was a simple, tiny device utilizing the electronic semiconducting properties of a germanium wafer. The transistor represented a significant advance in technology. As it was developed over the next few years, it was incorporated into electronic equipment as a functional replacment for the vacuum tube. Such use of transistors provided great savings in space and electrical power consumption. This made possible the small portable, battery-powered transistor radios which were sold to the public by late 1954.*TIS

1954 Solar eclipse in Britain. The about 3 minutes totality was visible in the Faroes and the southern line was crossing the northernmost Shetland. Many people in England do remember this eclipse and is often mistaken as total for those who saw a large partial eclipse. The eclipse track traveled across Norway, Sweden, Lithuania, Byelorussia, and Russia. *NSEC

1955 Sperry Rand formed. In 1955 Sperry acquired Remington Rand and renamed itself Sperry Rand. Acquiring then Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation and Engineering Research Associates along with Remington Rand, the company developed the successful UNIVAC computer series and signed a valuable cross-licensing deal with IBM. *Wik

1972 The International Time Bureau adds the first leap second to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). *Wik

1973     
A group of scientist boarded a prototype French Concorde airplane to chase a solar eclipse. The eclipse promised a luxurious view if you stood at the right place on the planet: a maximum of 7 minutes and 4 seconds as the moon passed over the Sahara Desert. It would be just 28 seconds short of the longest possible eclipse viewable from Earth; in the preceding several hundred years, there had only been one eclipse longer than this one, and there would not be a longer total solar eclipse until June 2150. Not satisfied with one of the longest eclpises in recent history, the group managed to negotiate a viewing flight on the still in testing Concorde. Closing in at maximum velocity, Concorde would swoop down from the north and intercept the shadow of the moon over northwest Africa. Traveling together at almost the same speed, Concorde would essentially race the solar eclipse across the surface of the planet, giving astronomers an unprecedented opportunity to study the various phenomena made possible by an eclipse. In one flight, Concorde had given astronomers more eclipse observing time than all the previous expeditions last century—generating three articles in Nature and a wealth of new data. *Motherboard


2011 Mr Ballew finally hung up his spurs and rode off into the sunset with his sweetheart, Jeannie.






2015 A Leap second is added to the clock in the last second before 8pm, so there will be a minute with 61 seconds. Between 1972 and 2012, a leap second has been inserted about every 18 months, on average. However, the spacing is quite irregular and apparently increasing: there were no leap seconds in the seven-year interval between January 1, 1999 and December 31, 2005, but there were nine leap seconds in the eight years 1972–1979. *Wik


BIRTHS

1748  Dominique Cassini (30 June 1748 – 18 October 1845)  was a French mathematician and surveyor who worked on his father's map of France.  He was the son of César-François Cassini de Thury and was born at the Paris Observatory. In 1784 he succeeded his father as director of the observatory; but his plans for its restoration and re-equipment were wrecked in 1793 by the animosity of the National Assembly. His position having become intolerable, he resigned on September 6, and was thrown into prison in 1794, but released after seven months. He then withdrew to Thury, where he died fifty-one years later.
He published in 1770 an account of a voyage to America in 1768, undertaken as the commissary of the French Academy of Sciences with a view to testing Pierre Le Roy’s watches at sea. A memoir in which he described the operations superintended by him in 1787 for connecting the observatories of Paris and Greenwich by longitude-determinations appeared in 1791. He visited England for the purposes of the work, and saw William Herschel at Slough. He completed his father’s map of France, which was published by the Academy of Sciences in 1793. It served as the basis for the Atlas National (1791), showing France in departments.
Cassini’s Mémoires pour servir à l’histoire de l’observatoire de Paris (1810) embodied portions of an extensive work, the prospectus of which he had submitted to the Academy of Sciences in 1774. The volume included his Eloges of several academicians, and the autobiography of his great-grandfather, Giovanni Cassini.*Wik

1791  Félix Savart (June 30, 1791, Charleville-Mézières, Ardennes – March 16, 1841, Paris) became a professor at Collège de France in 1836 and was the co-originator of the Biot-Savart Law, along with Jean-Baptiste Biot. Together, they worked on the theory of magnetism and electrical currents. Their law was developed about 1820. The Biot-Savart Law relates magnetic fields to the currents which are their sources. Félix Savart also studied acoustics. He developed the Savart wheel which produces sound at specific graduated frequencies using rotating disks.
Félix Savart is the namesake of the unit of measurement for musical intervals, the savart, though it was actually invented by Joseph Sauveur.*Wik

1856 Cargill Knott (June 30, 1856 – October 26, 1922) born. He graduated from Edinburgh University and was then an assistant in the Physics department. With Barclay and Fraser he was one of the writers who originally proposed the founding of the EMS. He went to the Imperial University in Tokyo as Professor. He returned to a lectureship in Edinburgh and eventually became a Reader in Applied Mathematics. He became Secretary and Treasurer of the EMS in 1883 and President in 1893 and 1918.*SAU

1880 Birthdate of Rudolf Fueter (30 June 1880 in Basel; 9 August 1950 in Brunnen) who worked with functions with non-commutative variables and also in number theory. *SAU


DEATHS

1660 William Oughtred, (5 March 1575 – 30 June 1660) inventor of the slide rule (1621) and a staunch royalist, died in a transport of joy on hearing the news of the restoration of Charles II. Augustus De Morgan later remarked, “It should be added, by way of excuse, that he was eighty-six years old.” *VFR an Episcopal minister who invented the earliest form of the slide rule, two identical linear or circular logarithmic scales held together and adjusted by hand. Improvements involving the familiar inner rule with tongue-in-groove linear construction came later. He introduced the familiar multiplication sign x in a 1631 textbook, along with the first use of the abbreviations sin, cos and tan.*TIS

1919 John William Strutt 3rd Baron of Rayleigh (of Terling Place)(12 November 1842 – 30 June 1919) was an English physical scientist who made fundamental discoveries in the fields of acoustics and optics that are basic to the theory of wave propagation in fluids. He received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1904 for his investigations into the densities of the most important gases and his successful isolation of argon, an inert atmospheric gas.*TIS




Credits
*CHM=Computer History Museum
*FFF=Kane, Famous First Facts
*NSEC= NASA Solar Eclipse Calendar
*RMAT= The Renaissance Mathematicus, Thony Christie
*SAU=St Andrews Univ. Math History
*TIA = Today in Astronomy
*TIS= Today in Science History
*VFR = V Frederick Rickey, USMA
*Wik = Wikipedia
          Book Notes: Understanding sharks    
"Shark." Photographs and essays by Brian Skerry. Additional essays by Erik Vance and Glenn Hodges. Published by National Geographic, Washington, D.C. 208 pages. $25The movie "Jaws" may well have contributed to the undoing of the shark. Fearsome creatures like sharks, wolves and grizzlies don't fare well on this planet. One hundred million sharks are killed every year, the majority for their fins for shark fin soup. Also included in that number are the thousands of sharks killed in shark [...]
          Comment on There’s no Pride in Israeli occupation of Palestine by Theo Anonis   
To date three quarters of the nations on the planet have recognized the State of Palestine and have diplomatic relations with it. Even those countries that don’t recognize it as a State, still recognize that the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem are occupied territories. So, I think that you will have to convince the international community that you believe that Palestinian territories are not under occupation. Good luck with that. To the occupier, those trying to free themselves from the yolk of oppression will always be terrorists. Occupation by a military force IS violence perpetrated against occupied, mostly defenseless civilians. And, as such, reciprocal violence, by those same civilians, is akin to self-defense and justified.
          The Role Of The University In Our World   

I had come across Your College Degree is Worthless as part of my regular monitoring of the API space, which is a story I see regularly from the startup community, partly due to my relative position to my partner in crime Audrey Watters (@audreywatters) and her Hack Education work. It is a story startup like to tell when they are selling technology fueled solutions they see as a replacement to the college degree, in this case, the author is developing a startup based on selling apprenticeships with other startups. I'm linking to the story and startup not because I support them, but because it provides a great example of the corrosive effects that startup culture has become.

Shortly after reading this story I went to Oxford in the UK to speak with the Oxford Dictionaries API, and while in Oxford I walked around several of the schools there. While experiencing Christ Church and Magdalen colleges this story came to mind, and I spent time thinking deeply of the hubris and delusion of tech culture. Imagine believing that an internship at a startup is more valuable than a college degree and that higher educational institutions should be dismantled and replaced with startup culture--we have created quite a magical echo chamber.

I get it, you think the startup experience is amazing, and everyone should do it. You see academia as an exclusive group. A party maybe you were never fully invited to. Also, you smell opportunity, selling folks what you see as an alternative. But, you are missing so much. How can an apprenticeship at a startup every replace studying literature at a university, and immersing yourself in, well, learning? What a hollow, empty world to live in where running a business would ever replace literature, philosophy, art, and other meaningful aspects of being human.

While in the UK I had the pleasure of taking my 16-year-old daughter with me, and I took her with me to Oxford that day. It isn't a school she'd be applying to, but we also visited Edinburgh University on the trip, which might actually make it on her list of schools she'll be applying to in a year or so. I think about the experience my daughter would have at startups vs the experience she would have in a university environment. I want my daughter to be successful, but this doesn't just mean making money, it also involves be happy, healthy, and well-adjusted in her life. Something that a university environment would contribute to, but I shudder to think about in the volatile, male-dominated, "meritocracy" of startup culture.

I do not have a university degree. Hell, I do not even have a high school diploma. I have no allegiance to any academic institution, but I completely respect what they do, and refuse to take for granted what they have done for our world. Sure, higher educational institutions have their problems, but so does startup culture. It troubles me that so many would be willing to support the concept of a university degree being worthless, willfully dismissing what a university degree has done for so many on the planet. It leaves me seeing startup culture as some sort of virus being unleashed on almost every sector of our society today.

I know. I know. Not all startups. Yes. Just like not all men. Just like not all white men. But have you ever taken the time to actually step back from your startup aspirations, let the effects of the kool-aid fade, and thought about life beyond technology and making money? There are so many other aspects of life that make it worth living, something that universities have played a significant role in. Maybe we could spend more time thinking about the positive role startups should play, and not the dismantling of good things, simply so you can profit frsellinging their replacement.


          Grizzly Man, de Werner Herzog (2005)   

TÍTULO ORIGINAL: Grizzly Man
AÑO: 2005
DURACIÓN: 104 min.
PAÍS: Estados Unidos

DIRECTOR: Werner Herzog
GUIÓN: Werner Herzog
MÚSICA: Richard Thompson
FOTOGRAFÍA: Peter Zeitlinger
REPARTO: Documentary, Timothy Treadwell, Amie Huguenard, Warren Queeney, Willy Fulton
PRODUCTORA: Lions Gate Films / Discovery Docs
WEB OFICIAL: http://www.grizzlymanmovie.com/grizzly.html

 

Valoración: 8.

 

Grizzly man es un documental del alemán Werner Herzog, que cuenta  los últimos años de Timothy Treadwell, más conocido como Grizzly man, un neoyorquino que un buen día decidió, tras un historial de problemas mentales, alcoholismo y drogadicción, que su misión era la de proteger a los enormes osos grises de Alaska, hasta que uno de estos animales lo devoró a él y a su novia, el cinco de octubre de 2003. Con material de archivo grabado por el propio Treadwell durante sus ininterrumpidas trece campañas veraniegas en el parque nacional de Katmai y las entrevistas posteriores con familiares, amigos y personal de la reserva que conocieron a Treadwell, Werner Herzog firma un documental en el que disecciona la fascinante, grotesca pero ante todo, hipnótica personalidad de este individuo rematadamente perturbado, reflexionando de paso sobre la relación entre el hombre y la naturaleza.

 

Cuando uno ve a Treadwell aproximarse tanto a estos animales (incluso vemos como se baña junto a ellos), maravilla que no hubiera encontrado su triste final mucho antes, si tenemos en cuenta que los osos Grizzly son la tercera especie de osos más grande del planeta, con ejemplares que de media miden más de dos metros en posición bipeda y pesan alrededor de trescientos ochenta kilos, capaces de matar a un caballo.

 

En las filmaciones, Treadwell se revela como una persona profundamente bipolar, que una mañana ama a todas las cosas vivas que le rodean y otra se pierde en monólogos en los que podemos entrever un alma rota para siempre, que se ha refugiado en páramos remotos, incapaz ya de volver a una sociedad que le ha vencido. Resulta imposible permanecer impasibles ante este pobre hombre que, aun siendo capaz de posar la mano en esas peligrosas y salvajes moles peludas, es débil y cobarde ante su propia existencia.

 

Finalmente, la familia y los amigos de Timothy, así como el personal del parque nacional que tuvo que lidiar con las repetidas violaciones del reglamento del parque que Treadwell cometía (tuvieron que crear normas exclusivamente para él), terminan otorgando a la película un tono de comedia y dislate, quizás no buscado, pero que está presente de manera intrínseca a la rocambolesca odisea del personaje.

 

Grizzly man, por tanto, es en mi opinión una muy interesante película, con momentos realmente fascinantes y un protagonista, Timothy Treadwell, de una mediocridad simplemente irrepetible.


          "Avatar", de James Cameron (2009).   
TÍTULO ORIGINAL: Avatar
AÑO: 2009
DURACIÓN: 161 min.
PAÍS: Estados Unidos.
DIRECTOR: James Cameron
GUIÓN: James Cameron
MÚSICA: James Horner
FOTOGRAFÍA: Mauro Fiore
REPARTO: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, Giovanni Ribisi, Joel Moore, Wes Studi, CCH Pounder, Laz Alonso
PRODUCTORA: 20th Century Fox / Lightstorm Entertainment / Giant Studios Inc.
WEB OFICIAL: http://www2.avatarmovie.com/

Valoración: 10.

Avatar es casi un milagro. James Cameron se ha gastado 500 millones de dólares para cambiar la historia del séptimo arte ofreciendo un espéctaculo que nunca antes se había visto en una sala de cine, usando para ello todos los avances técnicos que había hasta este momento, llevándolos un paso más allá e inventando otros nuevos. Avatar es sin ninguna duda, simple y llanamente, la primera película del siglo XXI.

Pandora y sus habitantes son reales hasta un punto que antes no se creía posible. Cada poro de piel, cada movimiento de los Na'vi, cada sonrisa de Neytiri, cada rama, roca y explosión digital nos maravilla y emociona, pero siempre al servicio de la historia, que sin bien no es original en absoluto, poco importa. Avatar consigue lo que antes fue por lo general un quiero y no puedo: lo real y lo imaginario son uno por la gracia de la tecnología digital y ya no hay limites a la imaginación. Ya no hay historias que no se puedan contar a veinticinco fotogramas por segundo, por titánicas que estan sean. Mundos ignótos cobran vida y son reales, tangibles, con huesos, carne, alma y corazón. En la pantalla, pero estan ahi. Y emocionan. Y fascinan. Y le dan al cine ese sentido del espéctaculo total que había perdido.

En el año 2135, las corporaciones de la Tierra pretenden expoliar Pandora, un planeta de una biología exhuberante, habitado por los Na'vi. Con la ayuda de especimenes fabricados con ADN humano y Na'vi, llamados Avatar, controlados a distancia por un equipo de humanos dirigido por la doctora Grace (Sigourney Weaver), las fuerzas terrestres pretenden convencer a los aborígenes de que les permitan extraer un mineral altamente energético que se haya bajo la superficie del planeta. A este escenario lleno de tensión, llega Jake Sully (Sam Worthington), un ex-marine parapléjico que, tras la sorpresa inicial, irá descubriendo poco a poco los misterios y maravillas que encierra Pandora.

James Cameron no tiene reparos en echar mano de viejos clichés y conceptos ya trillados en anteriores películas e incluso usados en su propia filmografía (Aliens y Titanic, por citar dos ejemplos). Es consciente de cual es la verdadera fuerza de la película y en qué lugar juega sus mejores bazas. Sin embargo, no descuida por ello la historia y los personajes. Desde los tiempos de Aristoteles, las grandes historias que se han leido en los libros o se han visto en el teatro o el cine son siempre las mismas y los personajes que hay en ellas, arquetípicos. No faltaran con Avatar los pregoneros de la cámara en mano, el minimalismo formal, el feísmo y la transgresión, a los que le contraríen el clasicismo y los conflictos de libro que plantea el guión. No dudo que se les escapará cuánto hay de viejo y de nuevo en esta película.

Vedla, por vuestras vidas.

          Críticas de cine: Ágora, de Alejandro Amenabar (2009).   
TITULO ORIGINAL : Ágora
AÑO: 2009
DURACIÓN: 126 min.
PAÍS: España
DIRECTOR: Alejandro Amenábar
GUIÓN: Alejandro Amenábar, Mateo Gil
MÚSICA: Dario Marianelli
FOTOGRAFÍA: Xavi Giménez
REPARTO: Rachel Weisz, Max Minghella, Ashraf Barhom, Oscar Isaac, Michael Lonsdale, Rupert Evans, Homayoun Ershadi, Richard Durden, Sami Samir, Manuel Cauchi, Homayoun Ershadi, Oshri Cohen
WEB: http://agorathemovie.com/

Valoración: 9.

No creo que nadie a estas alturas se atreviera a cuestionar el talento que Alejandro Amenabar tiene tras las cámaras, ya sea inquietándonos con Tesis, asustandónos con Los Otros o aleccionándonos con Mar Adentro sobre la libertad individual de morir. En Ágora, aunque con el disfraz de una superproducción, Amenabar firma la que podría ser una de sus películas más intímistas, arriesgadas, comprometidas y extremas de toda su carrera.

Hipatia, filósofa, matemática y astronóma, vivió en Alejandria a mediados del siglo IV D.C y fué miembro y líder de la escuela neoplátonica de Alejandria. Siendo la primera matemática de la que se tiene constancia histórica, murió a manos de una turba de cristianos en la primera década del siglo V, cuando en la ciudad egipcia se libraba una batalla de poder entre el floreciente cristianismo, el patriarcado alejandrino y una Roma que iba declinando poco a poco.

Se ha dicho que Ágora no emociona, pero si lo hace en los momentos en que quiere el director, que no son, desde luego, los que esperaría el público, algo que en mi opinión dice mucho de su honestidad para consigo mismo y deja ver claramente hasta que punto es ya libre creativamente en sus producciones, por no hablar de, como ya dije más arriba, la valentía de su propuesta.

Amenabar hace de Ágora una declaración de amor incondicional a Hipatia y por ende, a la ciencia que esta representa y por otro lado, escupe sin compasión a cuanta religión haya sido o es sobre la tierra y a las políticas que bajo su amparo se han llevado a cabo. De esto, y no de otro tema, trata Ágora.

Los planos cenitales que pueblan toda la cinta (impresionante el asalto de la bibllioteca por parte de los cristianos, a los que muestra como una nube de insectos infectos) o los planos desde el espacio del planeta tierra, nos intentan hacer ver qué miserables, cruéles, inútiles y animales son nuestras estúpidas luchas terrenas, en contraposición con la quietud y la maravilla del universo.

Cuando Hipatia especula con las órbitas del sistema solar, el director presta toda su atención, mimando al personaje, emocionándose con ella ante la posibilidad de desentrañar otro enigma cósmico. Paradójicamente, es en la ciencia y en el pensamiento racional dónde el hombre se hace realmente libre y se acerca a la perfección que representa la idea de dios, algo que Amenabar, encomiablemente, nos intenta hacer ver una y otra vez en Ágora.

En los momentos en que la cámara enfoca la Alejandria mundana y deja de mirar las estrellas, nos muestra, en mi opinión muy brillantemente, hasta que punto se prostituyen las creencias, como se alian con la política y cómo la mentira y la manipulación son poderosas herramientas en los estómagos vacíos.

Amparados por un guión muy robusto, la labor de los actores brilla a gran altura. Rachel Weisz, tan guapa como buena actriz, compone una Hipatia excepcional. Tal y como, muy problabemente, hizo la filósofa real, dedica la vida a la ciencia, ajena a las luchas que la rodean o los pretendientes que la acechan, siempre por encima de sus semejantes, blanca y pura entre la multitud. Max Minguella y Oscar Isaac, sus réplicas masculinas en esta película, interpretan con solvencia a dos hombres enamorados de la filósofa, incapaces a su vez de alcanzarla, presas ambos de sus propias miserias y vencidos de antemano por el cosmos, que es el verdadero amor de Hipatia. Todos los personajes de esta película tienen meridianamente clara su motivación y actuan conforme a ella hasta su conclusión.

Por último, cabe destacar la extraordinaria puesta en escena de la película, desde la ambientación, el diseño artístico, el sorprendente vestuario, la verosimilitud de cuánto se muestra en pantalla y el brio de las escenas de acción.

En definitiva, una grandísima película de este talentoso director, que sin embargo, no llegará, me temo, a los corazones del gran público, pues donde esperaban amores imposibles, vieron en cambio, tal vez sin comprender, la emoción incomensurable que hay en las estrellas.

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          Psychic World with Host John G. Sutton: Psychic World with John G. Sutton and Co-host Countess Starella: Vanishing People - Do you believe that someone can just simply disappear from the face of planet Earth and totally vanish without trace?   
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          Sales Representative - Bath Planet - Bakersfield, CA   
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          Today’s Best Game Deals: Battlefield 1 from $24, Metro Redux $8, more   

In today’s best console game deals, Microsoft is offering Battlefield 1 on Xbox One for just $30 and Xbox Live Gold members can get it for $24. It sells for $40+ on Amazon and this is the lowest we have tracked.

The Steam and PSN Summer Sales are now live and you’ll find all of the best digital Xbox deals right here. Down below you’ll find the best deals still kicking:

We still have the Minecraft Xbox One S bundle for just $200. And here is everything you need to know about the brand new SNES Classic Edition Console!

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    EpisodeThe blue print of our soul resides in the Akashic Records and by accessing these records we can live with divine purpose. Aligning with our divine purpose allows enlightenment, healing and prosperity. The founder of Akashic Records Institute, Patricia Missakian, believes together we can elevate the vibrations of the planet and individually play our part in the transformation of Earth.  
              July 2017 Game Releases: Five Brand New Games Coming Up This Month!   

    Our July 2017 Game Releases has five new ones for you! They are totally new games that may not be familiar but is guaranteed to be very rich in content! Do mark your calendars for these games and check them out below: JULY 2017 GAME RELEASES The End is Nigh Release Date: July 12, 2017 The End Is Nigh is an action-adventure video game which is an indie platformer as well. Play as Ash as he experiences a lot of suffering and pain in his journey and don’t forget to keep an eye on his stress levels. Offering you 12 explorable chapters with 600 levels. Collect the 20+ video game cartridges that are fully playable. And for some crazy reason, you will also get to collect tumors! Aporia Beyond the Valley Release Date: July 19, 2017 Set in an immersive, non-linear world, Aporia Beyond the Valley brings to its players a first-person adventure puzzle game. Without any dialogue or text, the game tells a story of humanity, technology, and civilization. Get to explore the game’s interesting storyline, be wary of traps, solve its multiple puzzles and choose to create your own path. Fortnite Release Date: July 25, 2017 Fortnite offers a survival co-op sandbox game. Choose your hero and fight the multiple waves of monsters coming at you. Protect yourself by scavenging for items that you can use to create weapons or structures. Get to play with others and work together. You will only have 14 days to do this (thus the title “Fortnite”). In the daytime, you are able to explore and scavenge for items but during the nighttime, arm yourselves and be ready to kill a lot of zombies. Aven Colony Release Date: July 25, 2017 Lead humanity into a new home as their Governor in Aven Colony. The new home is light years away from the previous and it is called Aven Prime.As Governor, your role is to look out for the welfare of your colony. Make sure that they have food, shelter, resources, and proper technology. Discover and build up your colony in Aven Colony. The Station Release Date: July 31, 2017 Imagine going into space and meeting an accident that leaves you stranded near an alien planet. This is what The Station is about. Play in a first person perspective and explore the world before you. You are recon specialist and because of such events, you and your team became stranded. With the communication, navigation, and stealth not working, what will you do now to protect your team?

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              Bac +5 : Master DÉVELOPPEMENT DURABLE, ENTREPRISES ET TERRITOIRES – Paris X   

    Présentation Fortement médiatisé sous ses aspects macroéconomiques et globaux, en pratique le développement durable est aussi décliné et mis en oeuvre à l’échelon microéconomique et local. Il s’inscrit alors dans […]

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              Carnet rose… et bleu : Le footballeur Cristiano Ronaldo a accueilli ses jumeaux   

    Ce jeudi, Cristiano Ronaldo avait refusé de disputer, avec le Portugal, le match pour la troisième place de la Coupe des Confédérations. Une décision qui en avait étonné plus d’un […]

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              Facebook et la politique : Quand Fary revient avec humour sur le militantisme politique 2.0   

    Facebook et la politique. Qui n’a pas ce contact qui commente et critique tous les politiciens durant les élections mais qui ne s’intéresse pas, en temps normal, à la politique […]

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              #JeSuisPasséChezPythagore : Quand un professeur de collège rappe le théorème de Pythagore   

    Rapper les mathématiques, c’est l’incroyable idée qu’a eu le professeur d’un collège situé en Seine-Saint-Denis ! Détails. Issaba, professeur de mathématiques et rappeur au sein du collectif Exepoq Organisation, a l’incroyable idée […]

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              Soldes d’été : Cette année elles se tiennent du 28 juin au 8 août inclus   

    Comme chaque année, les soldes d’été 2017 s’étaleront sur 6 semaines. A l’échelle nationale, elles ont débuté le mercredi 28 juin et se poursuiveront jusqu’au mardi 8 août inclus. Cependant, quelques […]

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              Bac +5 : MASTER Psychologie – Spécialité : Psychologie du travail, des organisations et du personnel   

    Présentation Le diplôme permet l’obtention du TITRE DE PSYCHOLOGUE pour les étudiants titulaires d’une licence de psychologie et du Master de psychologie. Objectifs Permettre aux étudiants d’acquérir et de développer […]

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              JOEY KRASH CONSTANT ELEVATION 12   
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              This Small British Company Is Making Some of the Finest Outerwear on the Planet   

    Jöttnar never had ambitions to occupy REI shelves or make ordinary outerwear for the masses. And it still doesn't.

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              Chat with Natalie: " -- Getting to know yourself" How to make Mercury Retrograde work for you Ready?   
    GuestToday we'll chat about Mercury Retrograde,the time when the messenger planet goes into retrograde; a cycle that happens 3-4 times each year and impacts us in a myriad of ways. This time it starts on 3/12 and last to 4/3 so let us chat about how we can work with this move and cycle to avoid negative effects. Join me and call in with your thoughts, or write me an email and I'll answer it on the air.
              Alianza del Pacífico inicia su proceso de expansión con cuatro asociados   

    Cali, Colombia. La Alianza del Pacífico (AP) comenzó este viernes su proceso de expansión con la admisión de Australia, Canadá, Nueva Zelandia y Singapur como miembros asociados, para aumentar el comercio y las inversiones con la región Asía-Pacífico, una decisión que contrasta con las medidas proteccionistas de Estados Unidos.

    En la XII Cumbre de la AP que se realizó en la ciudad de Cali, Colombia, Chile, México y Perú decidieron el paso de apertura del un bloque que en su conjunto representa la octava economía del mundo y que en seis años logró desgravar de aranceles el 92% de sus productos.

    "Esta cumbre abrió un nuevo capítulo en la historia de la Alianza, aprobamos la creación de una categoría de nuevos miembros que hemos denominado Estados asociados y que permite a la alianza como bloque negociar acuerdos por ejemplo de libre comercio con terceros", dijo el presidente de Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, al clausurar el encuentro de mandatarios.

    Los países admitidos iniciarán en septiembre negociaciones de acuerdos comerciales con la AP y su ingreso como asociados al bloque solo será efectivo cuando concluyan dichas conversaciones.

    La AP, que inició en el 2011 como una iniciativa de integración regional, ha tenido logros significativos en temas comerciales, financieros, empresariales, académicos y de movilidad de personas.

    "Esto será solo el comienzo de una gran plataforma en pro de la integración", dijo la presidenta de Chile, Michelle Bachelet, quien también destacó los acercamientos de la AP en busca de acuerdos con Mercosur, la Asociación de Naciones del Sudeste Asiático (ASEAN) y el Foro de Cooperación Económica Asia-Pacífico (APEC).

    "Esto nos permitirá ampliar de forma bien importante y bien significativa, el mercado consumidor con el cual tendremos una gran oportunidad todos los países miembros y asociados para tener una relación económica mucho más intensa", aseguró por su parte el presidente de México, Enrique Peña Nieto, al referirse a la admisión de Australia, Canadá, Nueva Zelandia y Singapur.

    El mandatario de Perú, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, sostuvo que la llegada de los Estados asociados es prometedora y permitirá a la AP avanzar en su proceso de expansión.

    "Son países muy interesantes. Son países que han generado tremendo crecimiento e inclusión económica, que han atraído inmigrantes en vez de generar emigrantes", aseguró Kuczynski.

    Los países que entraron como asociados a la AP se declararon optimistas con las oportunidades comerciales y de inversión que ofrecen Colombia, Chile, México y Perú en sectores como el agrícola, el lácteo y el minero.

    La región Asía-Pacífico, hacia donde apunta la AP en su proceso de expansión e integración con otros bloques, alberga al 55% de la población del planeta y concentra el 38 % del Producto Interno Bruto mundial. Además, mueve el 32,9% del total de las importaciones mundiales y tiene un crecimiento superior a 4,5%.

    La Alianza del Pacífico, con 52 países observadores, impulsa la apertura y el intercambio comercial que contrasta con decisiones proteccionistas del presidente de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump.

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              Did You Know Space Weather Influences Human Health & Behaviour?   
    Solar energy and cosmic radiation have electrical influences over a multitude of human activities including human health.

    Mainstream science has begun to accept these effects, and to investigate the topic in a serious way, but the science itself is by no means ‘new’.

    At the December 1926 annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society, Russian Professor Alexander Tchijevsky (also spelt Chizhevsky) presented the paper “Physical Factors of the Historical Process.”

    The paper examined the cyclical variations in the sunspot number of the Solar Cycle in order to create a mass index of human excitability throughout history.

    Did You Know Space Weather Influences Human Health & Behaviour?
    He found that revolutions and periods of intense fighting seemed to occur during Solar Maxima – the period of greatest activity in the 11-year solar cycle of the Sun – while cultural flourishing and social cohesion tended to occur during Solar Minima.

    It was in this paper that Tchijevsky wrote:

    The Sun is an enormous generator of electric energy and emits it in the form of radiation and induction.

    The Sun is surrounded by an electromagnetic field, the limits of which reach beyond the farthermost planet Neptune, and therefore the Earth with its electromagnetic field is in the Sun’s field of tremendous power.1

    Tchijevsky and other observers at this time noticed that during the period of maximum solar activity, all of the Sun’s phenomena would acquire tremendous size and strength, and that:

    “The Sun ejects streams of anode and cathode rays which ionize the Earth’s atmosphere (Birke, Arrhenius, Nordmann, Paulsen, Villards) and create certain effects.”

    Based on previous research, Tchijevsky postulated that:

    The influence of the Sun on the human organism results in chemical changes in the pigment of the skin, in the chaining of the heart-beat, in the alterations in the chemical composition of the blood and the latter results in changes in the general condition of the organism and its nervous tonicity (Lenkei, Behring, Hasselback, Nogler, Aimes, Rollier, Revillet, Marques, d’Oelsnitz, Robin, Moleshott, Loeb, I. Newton, Professor Bechtereff, Lombroso).

    Given that the varying amount of the Sun’s energy received by the different climatic zones has such a great influence on humanity, Tchijevsky posed the question: do the periodical changes of the Sun’s activity resulting in the amount of the emitted innumerable streams of electrical particles and electromagnetic waves also have an influence upon humanity?

    It wasn’t until 1942 that Soviet leader Joseph Stalin became aware of this paper and Tchijevsky’s research.

    Tchijevsky was subsequently asked to retract his ideas and writings on the influence of Solar Cycles on human behaviour, “which contradicted Soviet theories of the reasons for the Russian revolutions of 1905 and 1917. He refused, was arrested and spent eight years in a forced labour gulag in the Ural mountains.”2

    Nonetheless, his ideas were central to the budding field of Space Weather research.

    In a paper from 2007, “Solar Activity, revolutions and cultural prime in the history of mankind,” Prof. Miroslav Mikulecký’s research is in agreement with Tchijevsky’s hypothesis that “revolutions culminated near to solar maxima while cultural flourishing usually distinctly near to solar minima.

    This conclusion is based on the level of statistical significance alpha=0.05” (Mikulecký, 2007).3


    Space Weather

    When we talk about ‘Space Weather’ we’re discussing the conditions on the Sun and in the solar wind, which contains charged plasma that is emanating away from the Solar surface and stretching all the way out past Pluto.

    In this space, charged ions are all flowing along electromagnetic currents, tethers that are connecting each planet to the Sun.

    Known as the Interplanetary Magnetic Field, this dynamo of sphere magnets (planets) revolving around one central, powerful sphere magnet (the Sun) makes up the protective shell of our Solar System known as the Heliosphere.

    The Earth has its own protective interface from the various effects of Space Weather, called the Magnetosphere.

    According to the European Space Agency, there are concerns the “force that protects our planet is weakening and may even be on the verge of reversing polarity. Over the last 150 years, the magnetic field has lost about 15% of its strength.”4

    But that’s not all. This decline in Magnetospheric strength on Earth has also been accompanied by a weakening in Solar Magnetics,5 as a Sunspot Grand Minima is quite possibly knocking at our door.

    Recent research into the modes of Solar Activity have revealed there is, on average, a 400 year Sunspot Grand Minima Cycle,6 with the last one occurring about 400 years ago during what’s commonly referred to as the Maunder Minimum:

    During the Maunder Minimum (MM) period extremely few auroras were recorded (Chapman, 1967) suggesting that atmospheric/magnetospheric processes were significantly affected.

    Reduced solar irradiance such as during the MM and Dalton Minimum, is correlated with the negative shift of the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) index leading to enhance north easterly wind which results into cooling of Europe, whereas enhanced solar irradiance is correlated with positive NAO index (Singh et al. 2011).7

    Whether or not a Global Warming or a Global Cooling scenario will play-out is still very much ‘up in the air’ (see our article ‘Global Warming or Global Cooling?’ in New Dawn 144), and the proposed, often exaggerated claims of warming proponents attempt to ignore the natural factors and cyclical variations that are taking place, untamed by any of the anthropogenic ‘climate forcing’ factors.

    The 11-year Solar Cycle and 22-year Magnetic Cycle will continue to unfold, unhindered, into the foreseeable future; this periodicity was first discovered by H. von Schwabe in 1851.

    The Heliosphere and Magnetosphere both protect the Earth from the harsh effects of Galactic Cosmic Rays, which are high-speed energetic particles capable of stripping away the Earth’s Ozone and atmosphere.

    Cosmic Rays are thought to induce cloud formation in the lower atmosphere8 and charge-up lightning strikes, thereby impacting regional temperatures.

    Both the Heliosphere and Earth’s Magnetosphere are stronger during Solar Maximum (offering more protection from Galactic Cosmic Rays) and weaker during Solar Minimum (offering less protection from the harmful effects of Cosmic Rays).

    This inverse relationship between Solar Activity (SA) and Cosmic Ray Activity (CRA) has been well-established in scientific literature.

    What this means is that whenever SA is high, CRA will be low, and vice versa, whenever SA is low, CRA will be high.

    A coronal mass ejection (CME) is a massive burst of solar wind and magnetic fields rising above the Sun’s corona or being released into space.

    A danger arises when these are directed towards Earth, and the term geoeffectiveness is used when determining a CME’s ability to generate geomagnetic storms on Earth.

    An important aspect of geoeffective CMEs is how large of a Forbush decrease (drop in galactic cosmic radiation) they produce.

    In the 2005 NASA article ‘Who’s Afraid of a Solar Flare?’, Dr. Tony Phillips wrote that

    Magnetic fields deflect charged particles, so when a CME sweeps past Earth, it also sweeps away many of the electrically-charged cosmic rays that would otherwise strike our planet. This is the ‘Forbush decrease’.9

    Large CMEs that become geoeffective often spark geomagnetic storms, which are marked by the appearance of the Aurora Borealis throughout the Auroral Ovals, which circle both of Earth’s polar regions and expand towards the equator during intense magnetic storms.

    A geomagnetic storm induced blackout was the case in 1989, after a large Earth-directed solar flare occurred on Friday, 10 March, which reached the Earth on Monday, 13 March 1989.

    The most significant damage occurred to Canada’s Hydro-Québec power utility grid, which crashed “when safety systems sensed a power overload caused by the currents pulsing through the ground.”10

    These ‘ground induced currents’ knocked out electricity for nine hours to as many as six million people in northeastern Canada.

    We know for a fact that extreme geomagnetic storms can induce ground currents that will affect all of sorts of sensitive electronics.



    Effects on the Human Body

    There are a wide variety of effects that Space Weather exerts on the electricity of the brain, heart and central nervous system inside of our own bodies.

    Recent research suggests the solar wind actually modulates lightning intensity here on Earth, and that an, “increase in Galactic Cosmic Ray flux may directly trigger lightning through ‘runaway breakdown’ of electrons, leading to breakdown (Roussel-Dupré et al 2008)” (Scott et al. 2014).11

    This is important given that, according to NASA, at any moment “2,000 thunderstorms roll over Earth, producing some 50 flashes of lightning every second.

    Each lightning burst creates electromagnetic waves that begin to circle around Earth captured between Earth’s surface and a boundary about 60 miles up…”12 and lightning is associated with local emission of photons.

    The Schumann Resonances (SR) are a set of frequencies ranging from 3 Hz to 60 Hz, increasing in 6.5 Hz intervals, with the ‘fundamental’ frequency of the Schumann Resonance standing at 7.83 Hz.

    The Schumann Resonances are easily detectable on any planet on which lightning takes place, and so far the SR signals have been detected on Venus, Mars, Titan, Jupiter and Saturn.

    In the paper “Schumann Resonance Frequencies Found Within Quantitative Electroencephalographic Activity: Implications for Earth-Brain Interactions,” Dr. Michael Persinger discusses the “bulk velocity of action potentials within the cerebral cortices, the approximate standing wave or resonance for a 60 cm circumference skull would be ~7.5 Hz.

    This bulk velocity would require ~20 to 25 milliseconds to traverse the cerebral length and is equivalent to about 40 to 45 Hz” (Persinger 2014).13 This 40 to 45 Hz band is the classic frequency associated with ‘consciousness’, as well as other complex biological functions.

    It is apparent that disruptions in the Schumann Resonances via external factors, such as natural variations in Space Weather intensity, can have a profound impact on the physiological and psychological health of an organism.

    The brain is a “massive source of extremely-low-frequency (ELF) signals that get transmitted throughout the body via the nervous system, which is sensitive to magnetic fields. Brainwaves and natural biorhythms can be affected by external factors” (Babayev & Allahverdiyeva 2007).14



    The late Dr. Neil Cherry wrote:

    The first five Schumann Resonances coincide with the frequency range of the first four EEG bands.

    The primary EEG bands are: Delta 0.5 to 4 Hz, Theta 4-8 Hz, Alpha 8-13 Hz and Beta 13 to 30 Hz (Malmivuo & Plonsey 1995). Hence resonant absorption and reaction is biophysically plausible…” (Cherry 2001).15

    Dr. Cherry had collected and conducted research showing that the effects to human health via solar and geomagnetic activity (S-GMA) are biophysically possible through changes in Schumann Resonance intensity. The effects include,

    altered blood pressure and melatonin, increased cancer, reproductive, cardiac and neurological disease and death.

    Many occupational studies have found that exposure to ELF fields between 16.7 Hz and 50/60 Hz significantly reduces melatonin levels (Cherry 2001).

    Melatonin is a potent anti-oxidant with receptors in every major organ, and it is released from the pineal gland when the natural boundary of light is missing.16

    Melatonin production peaks at night, around 4 am when the temperature is at its lowest and the melatonin level is at its highest.

    The variable changes in Space Weather and solar wind parameters lead to perturbations in the environmental electromagnetic fields, certain frequencies of which can “significantly alter the cellular calcium ion fluxes and Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) waves in brain tissue” (Cherry 2001).17

    The collected evidence reveals that the effects can go from environmental ULF/ELF signals to directly altering our cellular calcium ion homeostasis, which is capable of altering primate and human EEG waves, thereby affecting cell-to-cell communication and impacting reaction times.

    There is evidence that “at days with high neutron activity (CRA) there were more medical emergencies and more deaths… A strong trend of Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) (mostly of fatal cardiac arrhythmia, fibrillation) occurred more often on days of high CRA (neutron activity)” (Stoupel et al. 2014).

    During periods of low Solar Activity and ‘zero’ geomagnetic activity, data showed that those at risk were more likely to die of SCD; this illustrates the inverse correlation between Solar Activity and Cosmic Ray Activity.

    On the other hand, in the scientific paper “Geomagnetic Storms Can Trigger Stroke,” the authors purpose was to present evidence for the impact of geomagnetic activity on stroke occurrence, which has been “limited and controversial.”

    They conclude that, “Geomagnetic storms are associated with increased risk of stroke and should be considered along with other established risk factors” (Feigin et al. 2014).18

    Perhaps it is the balance, the middle ground, which is most prevalent compared to high Solar Activity and CRA, which are short-term events and less prevalent than active conditions.

    Previous research shows that geomagnetic variations of a solar origin have been correlated with enhanced anxiety, sleep disturbances, altered moods, and greater incidences of psychiatric admissions (Persinger, 1987).19

    Babayev and Allahverdiyeva’s findings indicate, “there were an indisposition, weakness and presence of indistinct localised headaches during the days with severe Geomagnetic Storms in experiment participants.”

    They concluded that “geomagnetic disturbances affect mainly the emotional and vegetative sphere of human beings… changes in geomagnetic conditions mostly affect the activity of the regulating systems of the right hemisphere and the ability to adapt to changes in a physical environment.”

    There have been numerous papers that explore even more connections between human health and energy from space.

    Infant mortality, suicide, traffic accidents, crime rates, and numerous other significant events and human conditions have been statistically matched with fluxes in solar and cosmic energy.

    Although this field of study is by no means new, it is just now becoming accepted, understood, and investigated in a serious manner.

    For more information on the work of Ben Davidson and David Hyde, go to www.Suspicious0bservers.org & www.youtube.com/user/Suspicious0bservers


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    I'm sitting here with nothing really profound running through my head and that's not necessarily a bad thing. I ruminate on things sometimes too much..........

    ..........so today is my "grateful" day.

    I have my own health, for the most part.

    I have a wonderful soulmate who puts up with my shenanigans.

    I have 2 healthy adult kids, a wonderful son-in-law, and the most beautiful granddaughter on the face of the planet.

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              Tunguska: la explosión de 12 megatones que nos recuerda que el espacio está lleno de maravillas, pero también de horrores   

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    El 30 de junio de 1908 una explosión del tamaño de una bomba H destruyó millones de árboles en decenas de kilómetros a la redonda. Así entró Tunguska, una remota región siberiana, en los libros de historia.

    La explosión fue tan salvaje que se llegó a hablar de antimateria en 1965 o incluso de un diminuto agujero negro en 1973 . Pero esas no son, ni de lejos, las explicaciones más "interesantes". Se ha hablado de ovnis estrellándose por accidente o, atención, de una prueba de concepto del famoso "rayo de la muerte" de Nikola Tesla.

    ¿Qué pasó en Tunguska?

    Tunguska Event Fallen Trees

    Sin embargo, la realidad es mucho más prosaica y, hoy por hoy, los científicos discuten si se trataba de un asteroide pequeño o del fragmento de un cometa. Porque ni en 1921 (cuando se envió la primera expedición al lugar), ni en ninguna de las expediciones posteriores se ha encontrado algo parecido a un cráter.

    ¿Cómo sabemos entonces que ocurrió algo en Tunguska esa mañana de junio? Pues porque se enteró todo el mundo: los sismógrafos de toda Asia y toda Europa captaron la explosión; el Observatorio de Greenwich captó variaciones en la presión atmosférica por la cantidad de aire puesto en circulación; y, para rematar, el polvo en suspensión hizo que en el norte de Eurasia la noche fuera tan brillantes que parecía de día.

    Es decir, algo pasó en aquellas deshabitadas tierras del Óblast de Irkutsk, de eso no hay duda. La teoría más aceptada es que ese pequeño meteorito originó una explosión termonuclear a unos 8 kilómetros de altitud y con una potencia de 12 megatones. Todo lo de después fue muerte y destrucción.

    ¿Podría repetirse?

    La respuesta corta es sí. De hecho eventos como el del Mediterráneo Oriental, el de Vitim o incluso el de Cheliábinsk muestran que es posible que se repita. La respuesta larga es que se trata de algo poco probable. No sólo porque este tipo de eventos sean ya de por sí algo bastante raro, sino porque (como en todos estos casos) cuando se producen, se suelen dar en zonas despobladas.

    No es casualidad: la inmensa mayoría de la superficie de la Tierra está despoblada. No obstante, no debemos bajar la guardia. Hace un par de años, la gente de Microsiervos rescataba un texto de Arthur C. Clarke donde imaginaba qué pasaría si Tunguska ocurría en el corazón de Europa:

    A las 9.46 (meridiano Greenwich) de la mañana del 11 de septiembre, en el verano excepcionalmente hermoso del año 2077, la mayor parte de los habitantes de Europa vieron aparecer en el cielo oriental una deslumbrante bola ígnea. En cuestión de segundos se tornó más brillante que el Sol y al desplazarse en el cielo -al principio en completo silencio– iba dejando detrás una ondulante columna de polvo y humo.

    En algún punto sobre Austria comenzó a desintegrarse produciendo una serie de explosiones, tan violentas que más de un millón de personas quedaron con los oídos dañados para siempre. Fueron las afortunadas.

    Desplazándose a cincuenta kilómetros por segundo, un millón de toneladas de roca y metal cayó sobre las llanuras del norte de Italia y destruyó con una llamarada de segundos la labor de siglos. Las ciudades de Padua y Verona fueron barridas de la faz de la Tierra; y las últimas glorias de Venecia se hundieron para siempre en el mar cuando las aguas del Adriático avanzaron atronadoras hacia tierra después de aquel golpe fulminante venido del cielo.

    Seiscientas mil personas murieron, y el daño material se calculó en más de un trillón de dólares

    Feliz día del Asteroide

    Cita con Rama se publicó en 1973 y es, evidentemente, pura ficción. Sin embargo, el relato es sugestivo: la capacidad del espacio exterior para comprometer la vida en este planeta es tan cierta como lo eran, hace 66 millones de años, los dinosaurios.

    Por eso cada año, el 30 de junio se celebra el Día del Asteroide con la intención de crear conciencia sobre este problema y debatir sobre las posibilidades que tenemos para proteger a la Tierra. Desde este año, además, está reconocido por la ONU.

    El espacio es un lugar maravilloso, pero, como la noche, también es oscuro y alberga horrores. No está de más recordarlo, al menos una vez al año.

    Imágenes | Jay Huang

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              De 'Catastrophe' a 'Wishful drinking': el legado de Carrie Fisher en televisión    

    Catastrophe

    La noticia de la muerte de Carrie Fisher ha sido un duro golpe no sólo para todos los fans de la saga 'Star Wars', sino para todos los que disfrutaban de su ingenio y su rapidez mental, además de la gran vis cómica que siempre desplegó en todos sus trabajos. Escritora y guionista además de actriz, Fisher es más conocida por sus películas, pero también tuvo algunas participaciones memorables en televisión.

    La última es la tercera temporada de 'Catastrophe', que acababa de rodar en Londres antes de fallecer, y en la que interpretaba a la terrible madre de Rob. En el pasado festival de Tribeca, Sharon Horgan, co-creadora de la comedia, explicaba que habían tenido la idea de buscar a Fisher al verla presentar un premio en el Reino Unido, y sí, en esa serie también saldrá su perro Gary.

    En el principio estuvo 'Saturday Night Live'

    Carrie Fisher empezó a actuar siendo todavía una adolescente, en los especiales en teatro de su madre, Debbie Reynolds, y luego en 'Star Wars', que rodó con 19 años, y sus primeras apariciones televisivas estuvieron unidas inevitablemente a la princesa Leia, el papel que la hizo famosa. De ese infame especial de Navidad de 'La guerra de las galaxias' a su labor como presentadora de un programa de 'Saturday Night Live', en 1978, en el que dio el monólogo inicial disfrazada de Leia.

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    Su participación en 'Saturday Night Live' la llevó a trabar amistad con John Belushi y aparecer en uno de sus roles más locos en 'Granujas a todo ritmo', pero nos desviamos del tema. A partir de ahí, tuvo bastantes apariciones episódicas en series, ya fuera en una historia de 'Cuentos asombrosos' o poniendo su voz a uno de los oyentes del programa de radio de 'Frasier'. Lo más habitual era que hiciera algún cameo interpretándose a si misma, como ocurrió en 'Entourage' y en 'Sexo en Nueva York'

    Sus papeles más recordados en televisión llegaron todos a partir de la década de los 2000. En 'Weeds' dio vida a la abogada que llevaba el divorcio de Celia y, en la segunda temporada de '30 Rock', Tina Fey le dio el papel de una antigua guionista de comedia a la que Liz Lemon idolatraba, pero que resultaba ser demasiado excéntrica, por decirlo de algún modo. En una serie en la que Liz se había librado de ser jurado disfrazándose de Leia (y en la que las referencias a 'Star Wars' son innumerables'), era inevitable que Fisher apareciera en algún momento.

    Es curioso que, habiéndose hecho conocida con un personaje tan serio como Leia, Carrie Fisher dedicara una parte importante de su carrera a la comedia, sobre todo en televisión. Uno de sus episódicos menos orientados a ese lado fue el que tuvo en 'Smallville' como Pauline Kahn, editora del Daily Planet, pero incluso cuando se dedicaba a labores de doblaje, el humor y la parodia seguían ganando. Así participó en 'Padre de familia' como Angela, jefa de Peter Griffin, y lo hizo también en el segundo especial que 'Robot Chicken' dedicaba a 'Star Wars'.

    Entre sus últimos papeles en televisión no sólo figuraba el de 'Catastrophe', sino también un par de episodios en 'Girlfriends' guide to divorce'.

    La vida de Carrie Fisher en 'Wishful drinking'

    En 2010, HBO grabó una representación de su monólogo 'Wishful drinking' (que puede verse en HBO España con el título de 'Bendito alcoholismo'), adaptado por la propia Fisher del libro autobiográfico del mismo título. En él, repasaba, durante un poco más de una hora, toda su vida, desde quiénes eran sus padres (Debbie Reynolds y Eddie Fisher) a, por supuesto, su experiencia en la saga 'Star Wars' y con el merchandising puesto a la venta con su imagen.

    Fisher también era muy abierta en el espectáculo con sus problemas con las drogas y, sobre todo, con su enfermedad mental. La actriz padecía trastorno bipolar, y hablar con franqueza de ello le había ganado un gran respeto y consideración en Estados Unidos. "Si mi vida no fuera divertida sería real, y eso sería inaceptable", decía en un momento de 'Wishful drinking'. De su enfermedad habló también en un documental de Stephen Fry sobre sus propios problemas con el trastorno bipolar ('The secret life of the manic depressive'), y siempre conseguía sacar los comentarios más mordaces de toda su experiencia.

    El especial es una buena manera de acercarse a la figura de la Carrie Fisher escritora (suyo era el guión de 'Postales desde el filo', basado en su libro sobre su relación con su madre), alguien que se tomaba su vida con sentido del humor porque, si no, habría sido demasiado terrible vivirla. Sólo por el segmento sobre las vueltas sentimentales de su familia merece la pena ese 'Wishful drinking'.

    En ¡Vaya Tele! | Quiénes eran 'Absolutamente fabulosas' y por qué eran unas clásicas de la comedia


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              Necessity is the Mother of Invention   
    I am a big fan of adaptation.  I have always felt that if something didn't work for you, then you just had to adjust it until you found a way that did work.  Or if you didn't have the exact supplies listed, then you found substitutes.  I definitely felt this way about timing, I almost never did rituals on the exact date, moon phase, planetary hour or any of the other specific times that were suggested for different rituals.

    I feel that the essence of a practice, the heart of it if you will, is more important than the details.  I would rather do something, and perhaps it isn't just right, than try to wait for everything to be perfect and not ever actually get it done.

    I sometimes wonder if we don't adapt our spiritual practice more because we don't feel that deep drive, that NEED to do the things we do.  We want to do them, we may feel a deep peace and a great sense of connection when we do, and in part of our brain we know that these things are necessary to our whole Self, but it's not the same level of need that we feel in other areas of our lives, or that perhaps our ancestors felt.

    I think that many of us view our spiritual life from a symbolic standpoint instead of a literal one.  We don't approach our rituals as if they were vital to life continuing on.  We don't feel that missing an observance will stop the sun from rising in the morning, or prevent rains from watering our crops (and therefor leaving us with not enough food to get through the winter).  We may work towards abundance or joy or to increase the blessings in our lives, but we don't feel that if we don't then we will not have our basic needs met.

    Interestingly enough, I think that people are more likely to use adaptation in things that feed those kinds of basic needs.  If you have an emergency and you think you won't be able to make rent this month, or you get sick and aren't sure how you will make it to work, then you will do anything in your power to try to make it right, including using whatever tools and supplies you have on hand and making something up if necessary.

    Some people think of it in terms of low and high magic:  with low being practical every day applications and high magic being more spiritual and highly ritualized actions.  The more ritualized something is, the less people seem to think they can adapt it.  If you are doing a simple charm to find a parking spot, it is like it is easier to make changes than an elaborate ritual to honor the turning of the seasons that has every step laid out in detail.

    I have seen and heard of some amazing adaptations.  Many of which are the children of necessity.  If you are in a dorm room and are not allowed to have lit flames, how do you honor fire?  What do you do instead of burning that piece of paper that you were supposed to burn?  If you live in the city, what do you do for rituals that suggest walking out into the woods and sitting with a tree?  How do you adjust if you don't have access to a natural stream when you are supposed to release something into running water?

    I think these types of adaptations are what helps our practice grown and thrive and evolve with our modern lives.  When we start thinking of our spiritual practice as absolutely necessary, as something that we would literally wither away and die without, then we start looking for ways to figure out how to do things instead of feeling like we can't do something if we don't meet all the requirements.

    I recently hurt my hand.  I did something to my thumb (sprained or strained or otherwise angered), and it's been a month now and it's not doing much better.  It's on the same arm that I have nerve issues.  I just got a brace for it, so that hopefully it will get the rest it needs and start to mend.  I definitely find that if I'm not forced to change my ways, I will forget and keep doing things the way I always have.  But the brace makes it to where I can't do some things the same way (not only does it hold my thumb rigid, it also restricts movement on my wrist, so bending that hand isn't happening much).

    And while wearing the brace, I physically can't do things that I used to do.  It's not easy to wash, so I am figuring out ways to do things like wash the coffee pot in the morning using only one hand.  I've had to adjust how I type to accommodate it (which is actually not as bad as some of the other adjustments I've had to make).  Getting dressed is still extremely hard (really, you don't realize exactly how vital your thumbs are until you can't use one...it's my left thumb and I'm right handed which you would think would make it easier, but I tend to prefer to do a lot of my heavy lifting with my left hand so my right hand can stay free for other things).

    But what I appreciate is not only does it force me to remember that my hand is hurt and needs to be allowed to heal, it also definitely forces me to start learning how to do the things I always do in a new way.  This is something I've sort of done all my life.  I was fascinated with survival stories when I was young, and someone is always injured in those, so when I was learning how to swim, I practiced swimming and treading water in all kinds of crazy ways:  with only my arms, with only my legs, with only one side of my body.

    I think that when we only know how to do things one way, any setback completely throws us off.  We find ourselves floundering and then we have a choice:  sink or swim.  We either give up because our normal way of doing things won't work, or we adapt and come up with some new way to do things.

    One thing I think helps develop this ability to adapt is to keep challenging yourself.  Think of situations where you might not be able to do things the way you normally do.  How would you practice if you couldn't use any fire?  What would your rituals look like if you had to avoid anything with a strong scent?  If there is a tool you always use, what could use use instead? 

    An exercise I find fun is to pick a grouping of random things, and a situation and figure out how you would use those things to get yourself out of the situation.  Picking 'whatever is in my pockets' or 'the things that are in my car' are great starts.  The situation might be that you need to be protected or perhaps you need to get a message to someone.  Start with simple situations and common items...but as you become more familiar with the exercise, start having fun with it...get crazy!  What would you do if you wanted to get in contact with the kid who used to sit behind you in 4th grade English class if all you have is a piece of beef jerky, a broken shoe lace, the receipt from your morning cup of coffee and plastic grocery bag with a hole in it?

    Another thing I think is important is to recognize that even though our spiritual life may seem like an 'extra' that it is very vital to our being.  It is one of those things that feel subtle, and sometimes feels like it can be set aside or put on hold, but it spreads out and touches all aspects of our lives.  When we are spiritually unfulfilled, it effects everything else, it makes us cranky, makes us restless, effects our health and changes how we deal with other people.  We need to really look for these invisible threads, and seek out all the ways in which our spiritual life touches everything else we do.

    And once we notice it, start finding ways to adapt!  If you don't have time for big rituals....what can you do?  Are there ways to use the time you already have, time when you are doing other things, and turn those things into observations that serve as rituals?  Washing is one thing I do double duty on all the time.  Of course we wash things throughout our day, from hands to dishes to our bodies.  But we can take that time, do the physical actions and shift our focus and turn it into a moment of releasing, of cleansing or of tending our personal body-temple.

    If you don't have money for supplies, look at what you have around you and what you can reuse or what you can make for yourself.  When I started, my ritual knife was a pocket knife my dad had given me.  Later I used a kitchen knife for a while.  I have used kitchen herbs for ages, working with a very limited cupboard of choices.  I use stones I find outside all the time.

    If you don't have people to work with, start thinking outside the box.  I know many of us would love to find that group of people who share our exact beliefs, who walk the same path that we do.  But sometimes, when looking for that particular match, we overlook many other options that would be very rewarding!  I don't practice with people who share my path.  I share rituals with friends who are Pagan but with very different spiritual practices.  I also share spiritual time with people who aren't Pagan at all, but are woman or Goddess oriented.  I am in several intentional creativity groups, which work through art to find a spiritual connection...and many of those people have very different spiritual beliefs from me!  But I find so much from each of them, that I wouldn't have if I had been trying to hold out for a Norse aligned group that matched my own tendencies.

    I don't think we need to wait for life to force us to find a new way.  I think we can light the fire inside ourselves and highlight the need that dwells within.  We can practice putting ourselves in situations where we are forced to do things differently.  And by creating new ways of doing things, we bring more spirituality into our lives!
              Fallout se acerca / Vault 13   




    Siempre ha sido un rol de la ciencia ficción mantenernos atentos ante un inminente holocausto nuclear y sus devastadoras consecuencias. Recientemente Nor Corea ha realizado pruebas nucleares exitosas y ha puesto en jaque el futuro del planeta. ¿Nos acercaremos al futuro post-apocalíptico que nos mostraba el juego Fall Out? Un mundo donde existe gente y animales mutantes, donde hay que estar armado para sobrevivir, donde casi ya no hay agua y todo es practicamente un desierto gigante. Donde toda la sociedad esta corrompida y sólo quedan los placeres y el vicio. Donde todo el que quería sobrevivir se tuvo que encerrar en estas "vaults" bajo tierra durante años para después salir a la luz y ver que todo estaba destruído.




    Después de un invierno nuclear poco quedará para salvar y para que valga la pena vivir. Pocos sobrevivirán y pocas especies lo harán, no habrá comida y muchos morirán por la hambruna que suceda a tal hecho. Durantes meses o incluso años, la Tierra caerá en un estado glacial y la supervivencia se hará extrema.

    Tal vez nos acerquemos al fin de la raza humana, o de toda la vida sobre la Tierra.

              Y que sería...   


    Y que sería de un mundo sin seres humanos, sin corrupción, sin muertes, sin violaciones, sin asesinatos, sin competitividad y exitismo exacerbado, sin andar preocupado del vecino, sin máscaras que usar, sin muletillas que decir, sin mentiras que tolerar, sin crímenes que presenciar, sin caras que golpear, sin personas que pisotear, sin extinción de especies, sin atentados en contra de nuestro propio planeta. Y que sería de nuestro cerebro si nunca se hubiera desarrollado, tal vez caminaríamos en cuatro patas, tal vez ya no moraríamos este cuerpo celeste, talvez seríamos otra de las cuantas especies extintas; tal vez sería una buena solución.

    Le hemos sido infieles a dios, y él lo sabe; se ha ido y nos ha dejado desnudos y desamparados frente al cosmos. Aunque no seamos ni una microscópica coma escrita en la historia del universo.


              Quiere todo lo que quieras   


    Segunda Parte (2/2)


    Despertó empapado en un cuarto oscuro y húmedo, su mandíbula estaba hinchada y le dolía. Al moverse se dio cuenta que estaba encadenado.

    Se abrió una puerta y una luz cegadora le enfocó los ojos.

    -Buenos días señor Mills- dijo una voz desde atrás de la luz – Le extrañará el motivo del porqué lo tenemos cautivo acá. Pues no tardará mucho en saberlo. Sólo queremos conversar un poco con usted, eso es todo. Mientras sea amable y coopere todos estaremos felices.

    Trató de hablar pero tenía una mordaza en su boca, al ver sus esfuerzos para emitir palabras unas manos se la sacaron.

    -Que quieren saber de mí, no soy más que un hombre común y corriente-

    -Claro que es usted un hombre común y corriente, pero la información que posee no lo es. Usted sabe mucho señor, talvez desconozca el potencial de sus conocimientos. Nuestro planeta está en jaque, y usted lo sabe. Sí, sabemos mucho, tenemos buenos informantes dentro del gobierno- replicó la voz.

    -La Tierra siempre ha estado en jaque, desde sus inicios, cometas enormes han pasado a pocos kilómetros de impactarnos y aniquilar cualquier vida en el planeta. Eso no está en discusión-

    -No se haga el estúpido señor Mills, que no lo es. Sabemos que planean un ataque nuclear masivo contra la resistencia, lo que no sabemos es cuando. Debemos sabotearlo. Millones morirán y la vida nunca volverá a ser la misma, miles de especies quedarán extintas para siempre-

    -No todas. Hace un par de años que la opción de un ataque nuclear se barajaba dentro de nuestras carpetas, por lo que convocamos un comité de biólogos para que realizaran un muestrario universal de ADN animal y vegetal para poder clonar dichas especies en caso de un cataclismo nuclear- dijo Stuart, y escupió sangre luego de terminar.

    -Astuto plan de su parte. Pero ese no es el punto. Stuart, sabemos donde se encuentra tu familia, no quisimos traerlos acá, sabíamos que tú hablarías con nosotros, eres astuto Stuart, no hagas que sometamos a tu familia a tal estrés- un tono malévolo se había apoderado de la voz misteriosa.

    Stuart no estaba nervioso, lo habían sedado, le habían advertido que esto podía pasar en casos como este.

    -Está bien, sean precisos, les diré todo lo que sé-

    El hombre rió. –Muy bien. Necesitamos saber cuando se efectuará este ataque y donde se encuentran los silos lanza misiles-

    -Será mañana, alrededor de las 10 PM. Hay un plano, pero no lo tengo aquí, eso no está a mí alcance, lo poseen los militares-

    -¿Dentro de un día? Ustedes están locos, nos queda muy poco tiempo para reaccionar.

    -Así sería más eficaz. Cualquier fuga de información tendría el factor tiempo en contra, y al ver su reacción, parece que nuestras medidas surtieron efecto. Ahora dígame quién es usted, yo ya le he dicho lo que quería saber. Es mi turno de saber-

    El foco se apartó de su cara y pudo ver, medio a ciegas, un rostro. Era de un miembro de un grupo insurreccionista, habían cometido atentados en el pasado y asesinado miembros del gobierno. Ellos se atribuyeron el ocultado asesinato del presidente. Tenía una AK-47 en su mano y dos hombres a su lado le apuntaban con las mismas armas.

    -Mi nombre es Connor. Eso es todo lo que necesitará saber. Ahora usted es parte de nuestra misión. Usted sabe nuestro propósito, usted será el último que nos vea con vida si es que sacrificamos nuestras vidas, a lo mejor en vano. Pero no nos importa. Ahora le soltaremos, hemos hecho esto por un motivo, y es que usted entienda el riesgo que corre la especie humana, al igual que toda vida en la Tierra. Ahora usted será nuestro miembro en el gobierno, usted ya no será el mismo, usted ya no lo es.-

    En ese instante se acercó otro hombre y drogó a Stuart con una potente dosis de Narcozim. Luego lo vendaron y quedó inconsciente.

    Despertó frente a su casa, dentro de una bolsa de basura. Miró su reloj y ya era el otro día, estaba atardeciendo. Los botones se empezarían a apretar luego.

    Entro a su casa en un estado deplorable, la cabeza le dolía producto de la sobredosis inducida de Narcozim. Bajo al sótano y cerró la escotilla. Estaba sólo con pantalones. Tiritando gateo por los totalmente oscuros pasillos hasta encontrar la sala común. No escuchaba nada, no veía nada. Sólo las linternas abandonadas en el medio de la sala. De pronto escucho unos gemidos, pescó una linterna y fue a investigar. Encontró a Philip llorando en un rincón, tiritando.

    -¿Philip, qué te pasa, donde están todos?-

    -No fue mi culpa, lo juro- dijo Philip mientras miraba la pared.

    -¿Culpa de que Philip, que pasó?-

    -Se querían ir, todos. Tenían miedo al igual que yo. Pero no, no los dejé, me cegué, sí, me cegué. Tuve que hacerlo “Stu”, tuve que hacerlo-

    -¡Por la mierda Philip dime que has hecho!-

    -¡Tuve que matarlas “Stu”, maté a tus hijas y a tu esposa, luego maté a mi familia y a Carol y a Anne y a sus hijas, me gritaban “Stu” me volvieron loco. Aquí encerrado, con este aire, con cuatro paredes, son sólo esas putas luces de neón!-

    Stuart se volvió loco, su sangre hirvió. Pesco la cabeza de Philip y la azotó contra la pared mientras emitía gemidos agonizantes. Sonaba como se rompía su cráneo y hacía eco en toda la sala. El sonido amplificado era atroz, pero le daba más vida a los ataques de Stuart. Cuando vio que los sesos yacían regados por varios metros a la redonda Stuart se calmó un poco. No estaba triste, no estaba inquieto. Pensó bien y llegó a la conclusión de que había matado a Philip por el hecho de que él las había matado, cosa que no le correspondía. Se hecho ahí, a pensar, y se quedó dormido.

    En su sueño veía a una mujer, y él la amaba, era su fantasía, su todo. Eran felices ambos, enamorados de pies a cabeza, hasta que un auto la atropellaba y moría. Stuart lloraba en el sueño, en una plaza, y se le acercó una mujer a consolarlo. En medio de su pena Stuart se enamoró de nuevo y aquella mujer también lo hizo. Fueron felices durante un tiempo hasta que mientras dormían un ladrón mató y violó a su esposa en el sueño, y esto se repetía muchas veces.

    Stuart se despertó inquieto, sin saber porqué. Miró su reloj y eran las 11 PM, el ataque ya había empezado hace más de una hora. Talvez la mitad del planeta estaba en ruinas, talvez no. Talvez bombas se dirigían hacía allí.

    Se sintió retumbar toda la tierra, todo el lugar crujió. Sabía lo que ocurría. Cogió una lámpara y corrió hasta la escotilla que daba a su casa. Estaba atascada. Chequeó los ductos de ventilación y estaban bloqueados. Le quedaba aire sólo para unas horas.

    Revisó en los bolsillos de Philip y encontró Narcozim. Lo tomó y cayó en un estado de sopor.

    Comenzó a sentir que le faltaba el aire, pensó que todo debía ser un sueño. Que talvez toda la vida era una máscara, que talvez alguien lo despertaría ahora y le diría que todo fue una pesadilla. Pero nada de eso ocurriría, y él lo sabía. Su encuentro con la muerte era inminente. El momento que está predestinado cada ser humano desde antes de ser concebido como embrión. Nuestra condición de seres mortales es lo que nos hace débiles, frágiles. Es por eso que debemos destruir y matar a otros para sentirnos poderosos. Que sentido tendrían las guerras y las armas si fuésemos inmortales. Pero las manecillas del reloj siguen dando vueltas, y no se pueden detener. Al pensar esto Stuart lloraba, pero no de tristeza, sino de impotencia, impotencia de saber lo que estaba pasando afuera, algo que él había hecho que pasara, incluso él había dado la idea. Empezó a perder la cordura, rasguñaba las paredes. Sus uñas se rompieron y sus dedos sangraban a borbotones. Llegó hasta el hueso. Nada le importaba, moriría. El mismo sitio que estaba diseñado para salvarle la vida irónicamente se la estaba quitando.

    Ahogado y mareado Stuart recordó lo que aquella voz le había dicho en el mismo lugar “no quieras lo que quieras”. Y pensó para sí “quiere todo lo que quieras pero quiere en vano”. Sólo cuando estés seguro de que no quieres lo que quieres, podrás vivir tranquilo, aunque esto sea imposible.

    Dicho y pensado esto, su cuerpo inerte cayó al piso. Inexplicablemente, unas ratas aparecieron de la nada y empezaron a devorar su cuerpo.


              Putrefacto oasis interplanetario.   


    Miré hacia arriba y ahí estaba, era una luz muy penetrante, del blanco más blanco, del blanco absoluto. Emitía un sonido parecido al de una interferencia radial, muy penetrante también, tanto así que no me permitía escuchar nada más. Al cabo de unos segundos aquel ruido me tenía en total trance dejándome paralizado por completo. Vi dos pares de pies descender de donde provenía la luz, luego dos seres. Eran de mi estatura pero no pude ver más detalles ya que sólo veía sus siluetas. Me dijeron unas palabras ininteligibles y me guiaron a bordo, donde me esperaban más seres. Uno se me acercó y me tocó, sentí una vocecilla dentro de mi cabeza que me decía ‘no te haremos daño’. Me sentí tranquilo. Veía, al final de un largo pasillo, una luz púrpura, que hacía ver mi polera con una extraña fosforescencia. Ellos me llevaron hasta una sala totalmente oscura donde sólo se divisaba una especie de sillón. Me senté y me mostraron unas imágenes, eran de su planeta y de su gente, me explicaron que estaban muriendo y que por eso venían, debían pasar su conocimiento a alguien antes de que se extinguiesen por completo. Me habían elegido, me sentí honrado. Me contaron sobre su pueblo, un planeta cercano a Alpha Centauri, que ellos convivían con otras especies de igual a igual, a diferencia nuestra. Me dijeron luego que ellos habitaban en un sistema utópico para nosotros; perfecto para ellos, donde todo estaba reglamentado por la moral de los individuos, donde apenas existían leyes para los pocos seres que no nacieran con tales aptitudes y condiciones éticas. Les expliqué que nuestra especie dominaba el planeta y que estaba terminando con el resto de la vida que habitaba en él, que los gases contaminantes y los desechos tóxicos estaban matando a nuestro planeta. Que todo era regido por el dinero y el poder, que ya no había ética ni moral, que dios había muerto y las religiones iban por el mismo camino. Jugábamos a ser dioses dentro de nuestros pequeños tubos de ensayos, que creábamos vidas en probetas y en laboratorios, que la vida era ahora un fin y no un medio, era un fin desechable.

    Pronunciadas estas palabras cambiaron radicalmente su conducta hacia mí. Me apretaron con unas correas al asiento donde me encontraba y la luz púrpura se hizo más intensa. Llegó entonces un ser con una especie de lápiz, otro me tocó y sentí la voz de nuevo; ‘es un arma’. Me apuntaron con su arma en la sien y entonces supe que ya no era él. Un humano jamás podría tener tales conocimientos, sólo los echaríamos por el retrete al ver que no nos darían ganancias, quizás cuantos millones de años de civilización interplanetaria desechada sólo por nuestra ambición de poder.

    Luego de un segundo escuché un sonido sordo. Mi corazón se detuvo y ví una luz, del blanco más blanco, del blanco absoluto, de nuevo.


              NASA Simulates Asteroid Impacts to Help Identify Possible Life-Threatening Events   
    When an asteroid struck the Russian city of Chelyabinsk in 2013, the blast from the asteroid’s shock wave broke windows and damaged buildings as far away as 58 miles (93 kilometers), injuring more than 1,200 people. In support of NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office, researchers are creating 3-D models and using one of NASA’s most powerful supercomputers to produce simulations of hypothetical asteroid impact scenarios. Their results help first responders and other ...
              Super Science Podcast   
    Need to learn about the nine planets! Come and check this out.
              Tommy Shaw and Styx Take Interplanetary "Mission" on Summer Tour   
    The music of Styx has often been otherworldly, situated in a comfortable place between Prog Rock and Arena Rock, with plenty of chart makers along the way since their 1972 debut. But with their new album, The Mission, they literally want to take listeners on a journey to other planets...
              TRAPPIST-1 Planets: How Were They Visualized? (Video)   
    A new video from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory explains the art of visualizing astronomical data and concepts, like what the TRAPPIST-1 planets may look like.
              The Brightest Planets in July's Night Sky: How to See Them (and When)   
    Here's how to see three naked-eye planets visible in July's night sky.
              Sales Representative - Bath Planet - Bakersfield, CA   
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              'We Don't Planet' Episode 10: The Parsec   
    Learn all about the parsec, one of the most commonly used distance measurements in astronomy, in the 10th episode of the astrophysics-video series "We Don't Planet."
              Happy Anniversary, Cassini! NASA Probe Marks 13 Years at Saturn   
    Cassini arrived in orbit around the ringed planet on June 30, 2004, after a nearly seven-year journey through deep space.
              iniparser gem - read /parse INI configuration, settings and data files into a hash   
    Hello, What’s your favorite datafile format? Awesome YAML or Awesome JSON (What’s Next)? I prefer good ol’ INI ;-) that’s why I published a new iniparser gem to read / parse INI configuration, settings and data files into a hash. Use $ h = INI.load_file( 'planet.ini' ); pp h. Cheers. PS: What’s INI? See the planet.ini as a “real-world” example.
              Gecko-inspired robot has grippers that could clean up space junk   
    Hundreds of thousands of pieces of debris orbit our planet. A device that sticks to space junk like a gecko’s toes might be able to help clear them up
              This is how NASA spots potentially dangerous asteroids near Earth   
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    Ever wonder how NASA is able to find and track possibly hazardous asteroids near our planet? Well, this video explainer has you covered. 

    It was released on World Asteroid Day, which is devoted to raising public awareness of the dangers of asteroids and comets in our cosmic backyard. NASA has actually discovered tens of thousands of asteroids floating around our part of space.

    SEE ALSO: The largest planet in the solar system could also be the oldest

    Asteroid Day takes place every June 30, on the anniversary of the Tunguska event, which occurred in 1908. On that day, researchers think a 40-meter-wide space rock entered the atmosphere over Siberia flattening trees for about 800 square miles.  Read more...

    More about Space, Nasa, Science, Asteroids, and Comets

              "Isla Mocha" una Joya del Pacífico Sur   
    vacaciones distintas para este verano...
    Isla Mocha, Chile(Bio-Bio)

    La Isla Mocha está ubicada en la costa de Chile, frente al límite entre la Región del Bío Bío y la Región de la Araucanía, a 34 kilómetros de la ciudad de Tirúa, dependiendo administrativamente de la Región del Bío Bío. Su forma ovalada, la altura de su cota central, su fauna y flora, sus paisajes y costas, y su extraordinario interes antropológico hacen de la isla un lugar diferente al que puede acceder el viajero ávido de exotismo y conocimiento de parajes alejados del turismo convencional.

    Permanecer en La Isla Mocha y conocer la misma en profundidad supone adentrarse en una selva virgen cuya vegetación se convierte en el hábitat ideal para especies vegetales y animales dificilmente ubicables en otros lugares del planeta. En este sentido en La Isla Mocha nos encontramos con aves como las torcazas, bandurrias, fardelas castellanas y mamíferos como el extraño pudú. Entre la flora caracteristica de la isla se encuentran ulmos, olivillos, arrayanes, laureles y helechos. Todo un universo paisajístico y natural que sigue siendo conservado como si de un último paraíso se tratase y que tan sólo en los diez últimos años parece haberse dado a conocer al mundo. La explosión de popularidad de la isla sin embargo no esta reñida en modo alguno con la permanencia de los valores conservacionistas que merece un entorno semejante.

    Si viajamos hacia la parte sur de la Isla encontraremos una zona de roqueros y acantilados de impresionante belleza que nos servirá de atalaya para la observación de la fauna marina más variopinta. En la zona de playas la configuración del terreno permite la practica de deportes nauticos y, por supuesto, el descanso y el baño en sus cálidas aguas.

    Isla Mocha es un lugar prácticamente desconocido que mantiene el encanto propio de los lugares de aventuras relatados en las novelas de marinos y piratas. Un lugar que se abre al mundo, impulsado entre otros factores por el medio cibernético que recoge una de las mejores web de viajes en la que encontraremos información suficiente como para despertar en nosotros la curiosidad y el interes necesarios para visitarla. Si deseas conocer más sobre la isla y sus habitanteste invitamos a que visites los siguientes sitios :

    http://www.isla-mocha.cl

    http://www.islamocha.cl/esp.html

    ¡Feliz 2009!


              Jazz Vinos y Blues - "Ultima Noche"   
    “Parquimetro Dixie Jazz Quartet”
    y
    “Mao´s Blues”
    Jueves 18 de Diciembre
    20 hrs.
    Salón Athenas Hotel El Dorado
    Se nos viene la Septima y última Noche de Jazz del año y esperamos que sea una fiesta, en donde el slogan será "Ultima Noche, nadie se enoja..." un gran regalo para finalizar el año, ya que las dos bandas que nos acompañarán en el cierre del ciclo nos harán disfrutar del mejor Swing y Blues de la bohemia de New Orleans.

    "Parquimetro Dixie Jazz Quartet"
    Hector "Parquímetro" Briceño es conocido por grandes y pequeños por su destacada trayectoria en sus más de 30 años en los más importantes programas de televisión como:
    * Dingolondango * Jappening con Ja * Vamos a ver * La canción de todos los tiempos * Festival de la una * La gran canción * La gran noche * Sabor latino * Siempre Amigos * Siempre Lunes * Los años felices * Amigos siempre Amigos * Hablemos de... * La noche del mundial , * Sábados Gigantes * Noche de Gigantes * Lunes Gala * Martes 13 * Noche de Ronda * Viva el Lunes * Al fin Lunes * Lunes sin falta * Porque hoy es sábado * Pepito TV * Mucho Lucho * Vértigo * y “¿Cuánto Vale el Show?, haciéndose muy famoso por su personalidad extrovertida y su gran calidad como trombonista.
    Ha acompañado a los más importantes artistas de la escena nacional e internacional. No es menor que desde 1979 hasta la fecha se ha destacado como primer trombón en el Festival Internacional de la Canción de Viña del Mar bajo las ordenes del gran Horacio Saavedra, además de ser en la actualidad un gran Director Musical. A "Parquimetro" lo acompañan grandes jazzistas de la escena nacional quienes conforman el Quartet como : Frano Kovak (Bateria), Jorge Rodriguez (Bajo),Fernando Otarola (Guitarra) y nuestro conocido Lautaro Quevedo (En Piano). La banda incluye en su repertorio, además del jazz tradicional, el dixieland, el swing y en algunos casos el Jazz fusión.

    Por su parte Mao's Blues :
    Nace a mediados del 2006 y realiza grandes conciertos en la octava Region, el 2007 graba "la casa del Blues" su primer disco, y realiza giras a nivel Nacional, suena en importantes radios del Pais y continua creciendo conforme avanza el tiempo, el 2008 recibe reconocimientos importantes en festivales de Jazz y Blues en Chile y se consolida como uno de los principales referentes del blues Chileno. actualmente se encuentran en estudio grabando su segundo material discografico. Es una verdadera Big Band que lo conforman Gonzalo Concha en Bajo, Juan Jara en Guitarra, Danilo Ravanal en Batería, Gabriel Espinoza en Trombón,
    Mauricio Matus en Saxo, Michel Rivas en Piano, un flauta traversa (armónica a la vez) y en voz el extraordinario Jorge Aguayo. En su repertorio figuran en su mayoría ritmos de Blues, Funky y el mejor Swing.

    Como es habitual además de escuchar buen Jazz los asistentes tendrán la oportunidad de degustar los más variados vinos Chilenos acompañados por Chef Planet (Boutique Gastronómica) quienes tendrán un Stand con venta de Sushis y Quesos Puerto Octay quienes venderán exquisitas bandejas de Quesos.
    Las adhesiones se encontrarán a la venta en :
    “Evita Espacio Moda” : Colo-Colo 469
    “Prodental” : Cochrane esq. Tucapel
    Hotel El Dorado : Barros Arana 348

    Los valores son:

    $ 4.000.- la Preventa - $ 3.000.- Estudiantes y $ 5.000 Mismo Día
    (Estos valores incluyen degustaciones de vinos)

    Al comprar su adhesión beneficiará directamente a :
    Codeff

              5ta. Noche de Jazz Vinos y Blues   
    Viernes 29 de Agosto / 20:00 horas / Salón Athenas
    Hotel El Dorado

    Camila Meza "Grupo"

    y

    BeggarCats

    Camila Meza fue una figura bivalente desde sus inicios. Guitarrista y cantante, alternó en igual número de ámbitos. Primero en el pop, con grupos de orientación funk y soul como Júpiter Jack y Feria, y definitivamente en el jazz, como intérprete del cancionero swing e integrante de una generación de nuevas cantantes de mediados de los años 2000 como Paz Court (jazz electrónico), Martina Lecaros (R&B) o Karen Rodenas (fusión). Considerada como uno de los grandes talentos de la nueva generación de jazzistas en Chile y para algunos la nueva princesa del Jazz Chileno.
    Al interior de la llamada "nueva ola del jazz vocal" se pueden detectar muchos nombres. Son las voces de esta década, casi todas formadas en escuelas de música popular, con la historia del jazz a la mano en un doble click. Son las que a partir de la raíz del swing y lo que aprendieron de señoras como Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan o Carmen McRae proyectaron sus propósitos en el tiempo. Camila Meza no sólo pertenece a esta generación. Es una de las que más lejos ha llegado. Hasta California y de ahí hasta Miami.

    Entre noviembre del año pasado y abril en curso se fue a tocar sus canciones a un crucero, el "Radiance of the Seas", junto a dos solistas de renombre: el contrabajista y novio Pablo Menares y Félix Lecaros en batería.
    En 2004 se convirtió fue una de las voces jóvenes escogidas por el pianista Moncho Romero para actuar en las temporadas de swing en el Hotel Sheraton, siguiendo un perfil muy clásico de figuras como Ella Fitzgerald y Carmen McRae. En 2005 se integró a la rotativa de voces de Júpiter Jack. En 2006 llegó también a Feria para definirse momentáneamente como guitarra pop (había estudiado con Jorge Vidal y Jorge Díaz). Su carrera se mantuvo en líneas paralelas hasta que comenzó una historia solista más definitoria, actuando en espacios como los clubes Thelonious, Off the Record y Miles, influenciada además por la experiencia y la figura de Claudia Acuña. Definitivamente Camila Meza es la nueva princesa del Jazz Chileno.
    El 10 de Junio pasado Camila lanzó al mercado su nuevo Disco “Skaylark” en donde la acompañan grandes jazzistas del medio nacional y son quienes vienen a esta 5ta. Noche de Jazz, ellos son : Pablo Menares en Contrabajo, Sebastián Jordán en Trompeta, Claudio Rubio en saxo y Andy Baeza en batería.
    Estilos: Jazz
    Origen: Santiago

    Beggarcats

    Es un proyecto comenzado a mediados de abril del 2007 por 3 amigos y experimentados músicos que quisieron hacer música para pasarlo bien y entretener al resto. Sus presentaciones han sido clave para armar shows cada vez más dinámicos. A consecuencia de esto se integro a la banda el destacado y nuestro conocido armonicista Erwin Iost. Mucho talento y un potente sonido de blues hacen de esta banda algo original y a la vez entretenido. Los Beggarcats serán los encargados de cerrar la 5ta. Noche de Jazz Vinos y Blues 2008.

    Estilos: Blues, Rock Blues
    Origen:
    Santiago

    Como es habitual además de escuchar buen Jazz los asistentes tendrán la oportunidad de degustar los más variados vinos Chilenos acompañados por Chef Planet (Boutique Gastronómica) quienes tendrán un Stand con venta de Sushis y Quesos Puerto Octay quienes venderán exquisitas bandejas de Quesos.

    Conduce :
    María José Llodrá

    Las adhesiones se encontrarán a la venta en :

    "Evita Espacio Moda” : Colo-Colo 469

    "Prodental" : Cochrane esq. Tucapel

    Oficina "Codeff" en:

    Anibal Pinto 215, Of 2-B.

    Hotel El Dorado : Barros Arana 348

    Los valores son:

    $7.000 Puerta / $ 5.000.- la Preventa y $ 3.500.- Estudiantes

    (Estos valores incluyen degustaciones de vinos)

    A contar de este Evento y hasta fin de año
    al comprar su adhesión beneficiará directamente al

    Comite Nacional Pro Defensa de la Flora y Fauna:


              Jazz Vinos y Blues 2008   
    4ta. Noche
    Viernes 1 de Agosto
    / 20 hrs. / Salón Athenas
    Hotel El Dorado


    Mario Feito "Trío"

    Jazzimodo

    Mario Feito "Trío" es una agrupación con un interesantísimo estilo que fusiona el Jazz y la música docta y con una formación muy poco convencional que combina piano, batería, violonchelo y contrabajo. Nominados al premio Altazor 2008 y único proyecto nacional seleccionado para el festival Providencia Jazz 2008 es, sin duda, el proyecto musical jazzístico con mayor proyección internacional de nuestro medio.
    Los integrantes de esta agrupación son Mario Feito en piano y composición, Daniel Rodríguez en batería y Nelson Arriagada en violonchelo y contrabajo. Sus estudios musicales los realizaron en la Universidad de Chile, en la William Paterson University de New Jersey, Estados Unidos, y en la Escuela Superior de Música y Teatro de Hannover, Alemania.
    Su trayectoria internacional los ha llevado a visitar numerosos escenarios en Europa, Estados Unidos y parte de Sudamérica, participando junto a figuras como Kenny Kirkland, Michael Caine, Fareed Haque, Ingrid Jensen, Antonio Arnedo y Ernesto Jodos, entre otros.
    Su más reciente producción “El Ultimo Patagón”, disco editado por el Sello Azul (SCD), ha generado los mejores comentarios entre los entendidos y sus pares del mundo del jazz.
    Mario Feito Trío ha fusionado lo clásico con lo popular, dieron rienda suelta a todas sus influencias y crearon un disco en que jazz, música clásica y folclore se fusionan con total libertad. ¿El resultado?: Algo muy fresco y original.

    Por su parte Jazzimodo es uno de los prototipos más directos de lo que en los años 2000 en adelante surgió como el frente del jazz electrónico. La experiencia de los grupos Cyberjazz y Alüzinati impulsaron a una nueva camada de músicos a volcarse al jazz elaborado sobre bases electrónicas o improvisación a través de grooves parientes del funk. Conforman esta banda el pianista Lautaro Quevedo quién había tocado en estos términos en Cyberjazz y también en la banda soul-jazz de Rossana Saavedra. Paz Court, Cantante, compositora y una de las piezas fundamentales de Jazzimodo, propia de una calidez expresiva, que otorga un carácter lúdico sutilmente inserto en sus movimientos, frases y melodías, su voz penetra en este circuito físico-digital y crea una integración única. Paz no solo encanta por su belleza y carisma sino también por su gran talento. Junto a Quevedo se conectaron para elaborar un repertorio original y luego convocaron al baterista Hans Ávila (fuera del país) reemplazado magistralmente por Julio Denis y al bajista Nelson Arriagada (con experiencia en Alemania en el grupo nu jazz Mo' Horizons).
    Escucharlos y verlos es una experiencia increible y de éllo pueden dar fé los que asistieron a la cuarta noche de Jazz Vinos y Blues el año 2007 quienes se fueron ultra encantados con esta especial propuesta de Electro Jazz.
    Como es habitual además de escuchar buen Jazz los asistentes tendrán la oportunidad de degustar los más variados vinos Chilenos acompañados en esta oportunidad por Chef Planet (Boutique Gastronómica) quienes tendrán un Stand con venta de Sushis y exquisitas bandejas de Quesos.

    Conduce :
    María José Llodrá

    Las adhesiones se encontrarán a la venta en :

    "Evita Espacio Moda” : Colo-Colo 469

    "Prodental" : Cochrane esq. Tucapel

    "Puntos de Venta Hogar de Cristo" en:
    * Colo-Colo 454 - Loc. 2 - Concepción

    * Mall Plaza del Trebol / Nivel 1

    Hotel El Dorado : Barros Arana 348

    Los valores son:

    $8.000 Puerta / $ 6.000.- la Preventa y $ 4.000.- Estudiantes

    (Estos valores incluyen degustaciones de vinos)

    más información en :

    www.vinosyjazz.wordpress.com

    Al comprar su adhesión beneficiará directamente al :


              Alvaro Espinoza enòlogo, emprendedor e innovador   



    Álvaro Espinoza marca tendencias. Mientras trabajaba para viña Carmen, fue el primero en atreverse a poner la palabra "carménère" en una etiqueta. Luego se la jugó por los vinos orgánicos en un tiempo en que muchos ni siquiera sabíamos de qué se trataba todo eso. Más tarde inaguró Antiyal, la primera bodega "garage" en Chile: puro músculo para un tinto de producción mínima pero de calidad máxima. Y ahora está con lo del biodinamismo, eso de andar preocupándose de las energías cósmicas y de cómo interfieren con los ciclos del viñedo.

    En la primera versión del Wines of Chile Awards, ese concurso con los más emperifollados críticos ingleses que cataron en Santiago vinos chilenos, su tinto "Coyam" le ganó a todo el mundo y dejó al jurado alucinando.
    Hoy Álvaro Espinoza es uno de los asesores enológicos más reputados de Chile, y un hippie que recién sobrepasa los cuarenta. Cuando puede, se arranca a surfear para botar tensiones. No es, digamos, el clásico ingeniero agrónomo-enólogo. Y no creo que le importe mucho.

    ¿Sus vinos? Los blancos no son su fuerte. Pero con los tintos hace maravillas, especialmente cuando le da por jugar con el syrah, el carménère y el cabernet sauvignon. Tiene polenta. Síganle la pista.

    Fuente : Patricio Tapia ( Emol )


              2da. Noche de Jazz Vinos y Blues 2008   

    Viernes 6 de Junio / 20 hrs. / Salón Athenas
    Hotel El Dorado



    Roberto Lecaros "Trío"
    y
    Grupo Sesión

    Después de una vertiginosa primera Noche de Jazz junto a los BlackHats y los extraordinarios Contracuarteto. Veremos el próximo 6 de Junio a 2 estilos distintos de hacer Jazz, pero a su vez a dos maestros de la música sincopada. El primero, maestro de maestros el Sr. Roberto Lecaros, quién en Piano acompañado por su destacado "Trío" nos llevará por lo más selecto de la música de Jazz y para cerrar el destacado guitarrista local, profesor de muchos y Capitán indiscutido del "Grupo Sesión" Edgardo Sanchez nos mostrarán un Jazz fusión excepcional pasando por temas propios y de otros autorias.

    Roberto Lecaros considerado por muchos como el más grande Jazzista chileno de todos los tiempos, maestro de maestros. Multi-intrumentista desde muy joven toca de manera extraordinaria el violin, la tuba, el contrabajo y el piano.
    Hijo de un gran músico, hermano de músicos, padre de grandes Jazzistas, es el gran Jefe del clan lecaros, envidiado por algunos querido por muchos, en síntesis un gran músico de la escena nacional que en esta oportunidad viene acompañado al igual que el año pasado por grandes Jazzistas, Nelson Arriagada en Contrabajo, Patricio Ramírez en Saxo Alto y el extraordinario Felix Lecaros en Batería hijo del maestro y quién nos acompaño en la primera Noche de Jazz con Contracuarteto.
    Estilos: Jazz Francés, Jazz Estandar, Jazz, Jazz y Jazz.
    Origen: Santiago

    El Grupo Sesión nace en Concepción en 1989 como una suerte de experimento musical liderado por el guitarrista Edgardo Sánchez quién plasma toda su expériencia adquirida a través de los años de aprendizaje de la mano de grandes músicos tales como: Marlon y Moncho Romero, además de la enriquecidora experiencia de presenciar en vivo a grandes músicos de la Fusión tales como Chick Corea, Larry Carlton y Pat Metheny, este último detona en Sánchez el origén fundamental de su sónido.
    Actualmente la banda está integrada por:
    1.-Eduardo Godoy : bajos eléctricos de 4 & 5 cuerdas y Contrabajo
    acústico
    2.-Victor Garrido : bateria & Voz
    3.-Michel Rivas : teclados
    4.-Carlos Otero : Voz
    5.-Geysi Troncoso : Voz & Coros
    6.-Claudia Bravo : Voz & Coros
    7.-Roberto Rivas : trompeta
    8.-Juan Navarro: trombón
    9.-Alvaro Elizalde :percusión
    10.- Leonardo Arraigada: Saxo alto
    11- Manuel Gallardo: Saxo tenor
    12.-Edgardo Sánchez: guitarras eléctricas y acústicas,composición
    Arreglos,Dirección y Producción.
    Estilos: Jazz Fusión
    Origen: Concepción
    En esta oportunidad el grupo Sesión tendrá como invitada especial a la destacada soprano nacional Sherezade Perdomo.

    Como es habitual además de escuchar buen Jazz los asistentes tendrán la oportunidad de degustar los más variados vinos Chilenos acompañados en esta oportunidad por Chef Planet (Boutique Gastronómica) quienes tendrán un Stand con venta de Sushis y exquisitas bandejas de Quesos.

    Conduce :
    María José Llodrá

    Las adhesiones se encontrarán a la venta en :

    "Evita Espacio Moda” : Colo-Colo 469

    "Prodental" : Cochrane esq. Tucapel

    "Sono" : Colo-Colo 166

    "Puntos de Venta Hogar de Cristo"
    * Colo-Colo 454 - Loc. 2 - Concepción

    * Punto de Venta en Mall Plaza del Trebol
    Nivel 1

    Los valores son:

    $8.000 En puerta / $ 6.000.- la Preventa y $ 4.000.- Estudiantes

    (Estos valores incluyen degustaciones de vinos)

    Al comprar su adhesión beneficiará directamente al :



              Find WOW in Everything   
    Friends, I encourage you to have an attitude of “Wow!” Find wonder in everything. Wow leads to love. St. Francis of Assisi was both the poorest and the richest man who lived on planet Earth.  He owned everything and he owned nothing.  He owned everything because he was like a child in front of God’s
              Book Notes: Understanding sharks    
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              February Challenge -- Waste Not Want Not   

    Modern Sculptural Art? -- salvaged spiral notebook wire, awaiting it's next useful application


    "When we throw something away, what does 'away' mean? There's no such thing as 'away.' "

    This little nugget of wisdom was brought to you by a 35 year old Berkely, CA resident, Ari Derfel, who decided to save the flotsam and jetsam of his life for one full year. These were my sentiments exactly when it came time to pack up and move house last year. I couldn’t just throw stuff away. My real estate agent, the sweetheart that he is, showed understanding but was unaccustomed to anyone turning away the welcoming arms of the 1-800-Got-Junk army -- who advertise themselves as the equivalent of a full-service trash dumpster.

    Instead I invested the time and energy to donate to charities and to drop off re-usable materials for recycling.

    How did we accumulate so much junk? A friend confided that she was surprised that my husband and I could have accumulated so much, since we aren’t really the “type” to acquire a lot of things. While this is true, we have, over the years, inherited possessions and hand-me-downs from family members, and we are also reluctant to dispose of anything that MAY prove useful one day. Lastly we are wickedly sentimental. If you bought me something atrocious that I really hated, I would probably still have that item several years later. In a box. In the basement. It’s labeled “sentimental hogwash” if you really must know.

    What amazes me is that so many of these items that I considered absolute junk sold very well at the garage sale I had last fall. Never having participated in one before I concluded that: 1. garage sale junkies will probably buy just about anything, so long as it is cheap, and 2. Every item you own holds a little piece of your energy. That means getting rid of that item frees up a bit of your energy. Garage sales are great if you have the time and need to pad your wallet a little, but if not then giving your stuff to charity is just as beneficial.

    Not only does each of our possessions absorb some slight slice of our time and energy, but as this article about Derfel states, “Each thing we throw away has been produced somewhere, shipped to a store, entered the home, and then is sent somewhere else - using up water, oil and land.”

    If you’re a visual learner, have a looksie here. I must say that these images really make a big statement to me, one that numerical facts alone cannot convey.

    OK, so you understand that the American way is just not sustainable, right? But the next time you go shopping, I’ll bet you will see something you just really fall in love with, something that you feel makes a statement about your personality or something that you actually feel you need. Whether you need it or you just want it might be a gray area. I know that holds true with me. I happened across an interesting suggestion for creating a “want book,” a place where you can record all those things you think you want or need and come back to them later with a clearer head.

    But remember as you lean toward placing that object in your shopping cart that every object is in many ways an energy sink. We aren’t just draining worldly resources, there seems to be some evidence that we are also putting a damper on our own personal well-being:



    “Researchers have found that low self-esteem and materialism are not just a correlation, but also a causal relationship where low self esteem increases materialism, and materialism can also create low self-esteem. The[y] also found that as self esteem increases, materialism decreases."


    “The word 'believe' is the key here. People believe that buying more and more things will make them happy, when in fact research has shown time and time again that this simply isn't the case. What we do know for sure is that buying more and more unnecessary things is damaging our planet and contributing to global warming." (source)


    Here are few suggestions of ways to cut back on the amount of waste we generate. I recommend choosing one of these options to work on for a month. If you like your results, you can always challenge yourself to do more.



    • Remove your name from mailing lists
    • Compost, compost, compost
    • Preferentially purchase items in recyclable containers
    • Look at your bad habits and try to minimize them
    • Shop with a list
    • Before you buy an item, decide on where it will be kept
    • If you don’t absolutely love an item, re-home it
    • For every item you bring in, get rid of two others (donate, garage sale, Craigslist)
    • Catalogue things in a want book before buying them

              January Challenge -- Seeds of Change   

    As I mentioned in my previous post, I’m hoping to offer, every month, a suggestion of a small change we can all make to help conserve resources and green our corner of the planet. Often we will find that these same changes in our lives will help us conserve our own financial resources as well, which is an added bonus.

    This month’s challenge was an obvious choice for me, as it was my own challenge to myself – ordering seeds to start this year’s garden. My husband also wants to join in the gardening in 2008. Like any new gardener, his aspirations are high. I have done my best to talk him down to starting small, with easy crops, so that he can get a few successes under his belt before he tackles more challenging crops. I also encouraged him to choose plants that will be successful in our short and often relatively cool growing season. Perhaps the most important lesson a gardener can learn is to grow those plants that suit one’s local conditions best. Otherwise gardening may become more of a disappointment than a delight.

    Based upon my discussions with my own eager new gardener, I thought it would be helpful to outline a list of vegetable crops that most beginners, will have a good chance at growing well. For a brief outline on how to get a garden established, you may want to read the following article from the University of British Columbia. Even those of you living without a yard can join in the fun, as all of the suggestions below will also grow contentedly in containers. For a primer on container vegetable garden, you may want to read the following PDF from Iowa State University extension.

    Need further incentive for this challenge? Salad greens and lettuce are extremely easy to grow and require only relatively shallow containers for those who don’t have garden space. As with all vegetables, green leafy vegetables are most nutritious when eaten shortly after harvesting. Yet how many of us are accustomed to purchasing our salad greens in those dreaded plastic containers that have flown in from California and then sat on the grocery shelves? Some of those same greens are fairly tolerant of extreme weather and can be grown early in the spring as well as well into late fall or early winter without added protection in some northern climates. With protection you may find yourself with fresh greens well into winter, even in harsher climes. Since salad crops grown in California are absorbing rocket fuel – which is disruptive to the human thyroid – you might also find your self-sown salads leave you feeling healthier and with a bit more energy. Bag the rocket fuel and grow your own rocket (more commonly known as arugula), which is a wonderful addition to any salad and has all the health benefits of the broccoli clan – technically it is a cruciferous vegetable and not a lettuce crop.

    What many new gardeners are surprised to learn is that not all traditional vegetable crops grow well during the summer months. In fact, it seems that most of the easiest to grow crops thrive during the cooler months of spring and fall. The advantage of this is clear – your time and labor will be spread out fairly uniformly over the entire growing season. You will find yourself capable of growing a few crops in the spring, several different ones in the summer, and then be able to either repeat some spring crops in the fall or grow something completely different that will tide you over until winter encroaches. And speaking of winter, one gentleman has a fairly simple plan for extending his harvest well into the leaner months.

    You will notice some of my links suggest using more conventional growing techniques. I recommend substituting organic methods.

    Herbs are also easy to grow, especially mint, oregano, garlic, and Italian parsley. Some herbs will attract beneficial insects and all of them will save you a bundle at the grocery store.

    Now for the cast of characters (this list is by no means exhaustive):

    BEANS
    When: warm season
    Where: full sun; well-drained soil with plenty of organic matter*
    How: in garden, or in a container at least 16” deep
    Why: high in antioxidants, as well as a good source of iron, zinc, and protein for vegetarians and vegans

    BROCCOLI
    When: cool season crop (spring/fall)
    Where: full sun; well-drained soil with plenty of organic matter*
    How: in garden, or at least a 2 gallon (10” wide) container
    Why: nutritional superstar, high in vitamins A, C, D, and also a good source of calcium

    CARROTS
    When: cool season crop (spring/fall)
    Where: full sun; deep, loose, well-drained soil with plenty of nutrients
    How: in garden, or at least a 2 gallon (10” wide) container
    Why: antioxidants and carotenes

    LETTUCE/GREENS
    When: cool season crop (spring/fall)
    Where: nearly any soil, but well-drained with plenty of organic matter* is best
    How: in garden, or at least a 6” deep container
    Why: good source of vitamins A, C, K; folate, manganese, chromium, and fiber

    POTATOES
    When: warm season
    Where: full sun; light, loose, well-drained soil with organic matter* added during previous growing season
    How: in garden, or in containers at least 16” deep
    Why: high in potassium, high in vitamin B6 which is necessary for building the nervous system and may alleviate morning sickness in pregnant women

    PUMPKINS
    When: warm season
    Where: soil with abundant nutrients and organic matter*
    How: in garden, or in containers at least 16” deep
    Why: good source of vitamin C, beta carotene and potassium

    RADISHES
    When: cool season (spring/fall)
    Where: loose soil with plenty of organic matter*
    How: in garden, or in at least a 2 gallon (10” wide) container
    Why: moderately high in vitamin C and K, also has anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties and is beneficial to cold and flu symptoms


    * Organic matter is best added to the garden in the form of finished compost

              Breve historia de la Guerra de Trafalgar “La batalla naval que cambió el destino del mundo”   

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              El mundo después de la revolución “La física de la segunda mitad del siglo XX”   

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              And Then They Came For Me - Lasantha Wickrematunge's last editorial before being assassinated   
    Lasantha Wickrematunge was the Editor of Sri Lanka's The Sunday Leader. He was assassinated a few days ago.

    This is an Editorial he wrote before he was gunned down,
    And Then They Came For Me
    Lasantha Wickrematunge
    Editorial, The Sunday Leader
    Published 11 Jan 2009


    No other profession calls on its practitioners to lay down their lives for their art save the armed forces and, in Sri Lanka, journalism. In the course of the past few years, the independent media have increasingly come under attack. Electronic and print-media institutions have been burnt, bombed, sealed and coerced. Countless journalists have been harassed, threatened and killed. It has been my honour to belong to all those categories and now especially the last.

    I have been in the business of journalism a good long time. Indeed, 2009 will be The Sunday Leader's 15th year. Many things have changed in Sri Lanka during that time, and it does not need me to tell you that the greater part of that change has been for the worse. We find ourselves in the midst of a civil war ruthlessly prosecuted by protagonists whose bloodlust knows no bounds. Terror, whether perpetrated by terrorists or the state, has become the order of the day. Indeed, murder has become the primary tool whereby the state seeks to control the organs of liberty. Today it is the journalists, tomorrow it will be the judges. For neither group have the risks ever been higher or the stakes lower.

    Why then do we do it? I often wonder that. After all, I too am a husband, and the father of three wonderful children. I too have responsibilities and obligations that transcend my profession, be it the law or journalism. Is it worth the risk? Many people tell me it is not. Friends tell me to revert to the bar, and goodness knows it offers a better and safer livelihood. Others, including political leaders on both sides, have at various times sought to induce me to take to politics, going so far as to offer me ministries of my choice. Diplomats, recognising the risk journalists face in Sri Lanka, have offered me safe passage and the right of residence in their countries. Whatever else I may have been stuck for, I have not been stuck for choice.

    But there is a calling that is yet above high office, fame, lucre and security. It is the call of conscience.

    The Sunday Leader has been a controversial newspaper because we say it like we see it: whether it be a spade, a thief or a murderer, we call it by that name. We do not hide behind euphemism. The investigative articles we print are supported by documentary evidence thanks to the public-spiritedness of citizens who at great risk to themselves pass on this material to us. We have exposed scandal after scandal, and never once in these 15 years has anyone proved us wrong or successfully prosecuted us.

    The free media serve as a mirror in which the public can see itself sans mascara and styling gel. From us you learn the state of your nation, and especially its management by the people you elected to give your children a better future. Sometimes the image you see in that mirror is not a pleasant one. But while you may grumble in the privacy of your armchair, the journalists who hold the mirror up to you do so publicly and at great risk to themselves. That is our calling, and we do not shirk it.

    Every newspaper has its angle, and we do not hide the fact that we have ours. Our commitment is to see Sri Lanka as a transparent, secular, liberal democracy. Think about those words, for they each has profound meaning. Transparent because government must be openly accountable to the people and never abuse their trust. Secular because in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural society such as ours, secularism offers the only common ground by which we might all be united. Liberal because we recognise that all human beings are created different, and we need to accept others for what they are and not what we would like them to be. And democratic... well, if you need me to explain why that is important, you'd best stop buying this paper.

    The Sunday Leader has never sought safety by unquestioningly articulating the majority view. Let's face it, that is the way to sell newspapers. On the contrary, as our opinion pieces over the years amply demonstrate, we often voice ideas that many people find distasteful. For example, we have consistently espoused the view that while separatist terrorism must be eradicated, it is more important to address the root causes of terrorism, and urged government to view Sri Lanka's ethnic strife in the context of history and not through the telescope of terrorism. We have also agitated against state terrorism in the so-called war against terror, and made no secret of our horror that Sri Lanka is the only country in the world routinely to bomb its own citizens. For these views we have been labelled traitors, and if this be treachery, we wear that label proudly.

    Many people suspect that The Sunday Leader has a political agenda: it does not. If we appear more critical of the government than of the opposition it is only because we believe that - pray excuse cricketing argot - there is no point in bowling to the fielding side. Remember that for the few years of our existence in which the UNP was in office, we proved to be the biggest thorn in its flesh, exposing excess and corruption wherever it occurred. Indeed, the steady stream of embarrassing expos‚s we published may well have served to precipitate the downfall of that government.

    Neither should our distaste for the war be interpreted to mean that we support the Tigers. The LTTE are among the most ruthless and bloodthirsty organisations ever to have infested the planet. There is no gainsaying that it must be eradicated. But to do so by violating the rights of Tamil citizens, bombing and shooting them mercilessly, is not only wrong but shames the Sinhalese, whose claim to be custodians of the dhamma is forever called into question by this savagery, much of which is unknown to the public because of censorship.

    What is more, a military occupation of the country's north and east will require the Tamil people of those regions to live eternally as second-class citizens, deprived of all self respect. Do not imagine that you can placate them by showering "development" and "reconstruction" on them in the post-war era. The wounds of war will scar them forever, and you will also have an even more bitter and hateful Diaspora to contend with. A problem amenable to a political solution will thus become a festering wound that will yield strife for all eternity. If I seem angry and frustrated, it is only because most of my countrymen - and all of the government - cannot see this writing so plainly on the wall.

    It is well known that I was on two occasions brutally assaulted, while on another my house was sprayed with machine-gun fire. Despite the government's sanctimonious assurances, there was never a serious police inquiry into the perpetrators of these attacks, and the attackers were never apprehended. In all these cases, I have reason to believe the attacks were inspired by the government. When finally I am killed, it will be the government that kills me.

    The irony in this is that, unknown to most of the public, Mahinda and I have been friends for more than a quarter century. Indeed, I suspect that I am one of the few people remaining who routinely addresses him by his first name and uses the familiar Sinhala address oya when talking to him. Although I do not attend the meetings he periodically holds for newspaper editors, hardly a month passes when we do not meet, privately or with a few close friends present, late at night at President's House. There we swap yarns, discuss politics and joke about the good old days. A few remarks to him would therefore be in order here.

    Mahinda, when you finally fought your way to the SLFP presidential nomination in 2005, nowhere were you welcomed more warmly than in this column. Indeed, we broke with a decade of tradition by referring to you throughout by your first name. So well known were your commitments to human rights and liberal values that we ushered you in like a breath of fresh air. Then, through an act of folly, you got yourself involved in the Helping Hambantota scandal. It was after a lot of soul-searching that we broke the story, at the same time urging you to return the money. By the time you did so several weeks later, a great blow had been struck to your reputation. It is one you are still trying to live down.

    You have told me yourself that you were not greedy for the presidency. You did not have to hanker after it: it fell into your lap. You have told me that your sons are your greatest joy, and that you love spending time with them, leaving your brothers to operate the machinery of state. Now, it is clear to all who will see that that machinery has operated so well that my sons and daughter do not themselves have a father.

    In the wake of my death I know you will make all the usual sanctimonious noises and call upon the police to hold a swift and thorough inquiry. But like all the inquiries you have ordered in the past, nothing will come of this one, too. For truth be told, we both know who will be behind my death, but dare not call his name. Not just my life, but yours too, depends on it.

    Sadly, for all the dreams you had for our country in your younger days, in just three years you have reduced it to rubble. In the name of patriotism you have trampled on human rights, nurtured unbridled corruption and squandered public money like no other President before you. Indeed, your conduct has been like a small child suddenly let loose in a toyshop. That analogy is perhaps inapt because no child could have caused so much blood to be spilled on this land as you have, or trampled on the rights of its citizens as you do. Although you are now so drunk with power that you cannot see it, you will come to regret your sons having so rich an inheritance of blood. It can only bring tragedy. As for me, it is with a clear conscience that I go to meet my Maker. I wish, when your time finally comes, you could do the same. I wish.

    As for me, I have the satisfaction of knowing that I walked tall and bowed to no man. And I have not travelled this journey alone. Fellow journalists in other branches of the media walked with me: most of them are now dead, imprisoned without trial or exiled in far-off lands. Others walk in the shadow of death that your Presidency has cast on the freedoms for which you once fought so hard. You will never be allowed to forget that my death took place under your watch. As anguished as I know you will be, I also know that you will have no choice but to protect my killers: you will see to it that the guilty one is never convicted. You have no choice. I feel sorry for you, and Shiranthi will have a long time to spend on her knees when next she goes for Confession for it is not just her owns sins which she must confess, but those of her extended family that keeps you in office.

    As for the readers of The Sunday Leader, what can I say but Thank You for supporting our mission. We have espoused unpopular causes, stood up for those too feeble to stand up for themselves, locked horns with the high and mighty so swollen with power that they have forgotten their roots, exposed corruption and the waste of your hard-earned tax rupees, and made sure that whatever the propaganda of the day, you were allowed to hear a contrary view. For this I - and my family - have now paid the price that I have long known I will one day have to pay. I am - and have always been - ready for that. I have done nothing to prevent this outcome: no security, no precautions. I want my murderer to know that I am not a coward like he is, hiding behind human shields while condemning thousands of innocents to death. What am I among so many? It has long been written that my life would be taken, and by whom. All that remains to be written is when.

    That The Sunday Leader will continue fighting the good fight, too, is written. For I did not fight this fight alone. Many more of us have to be - and will be - killed before The Leader is laid to rest. I hope my assassination will be seen not as a defeat of freedom but an inspiration for those who survive to step up their efforts. Indeed, I hope that it will help galvanise forces that will usher in a new era of human liberty in our beloved motherland. I also hope it will open the eyes of your President to the fact that however many are slaughtered in the name of patriotism, the human spirit will endure and flourish. Not all the Rajapakses combined can kill that.

    People often ask me why I take such risks and tell me it is a matter of time before I am bumped off. Of course I know that: it is inevitable. But if we do not speak out now, there will be no one left to speak for those who cannot, whether they be ethnic minorities, the disadvantaged or the persecuted. An example that has inspired me throughout my career in journalism has been that of the German theologian, Martin Niem”ller. In his youth he was an anti-Semite and an admirer of Hitler. As Nazism took hold in Germany, however, he saw Nazism for what it was: it was not just the Jews Hitler sought to extirpate, it was just about anyone with an alternate point of view. Niem”ller spoke out, and for his trouble was incarcerated in the Sachsenhausen and Dachau concentration camps from 1937 to 1945, and very nearly executed. While incarcerated, Niem”ller wrote a poem that, from the first time I read it in my teenage years, stuck hauntingly in my mind:

    First they came for the Jews

    and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew.

    Then they came for the Communists

    and I did not speak out because I was not a Communist.

    Then they came for the trade unionists

    and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist.

    Then they came for me

    and there was no one left to speak out for me.

    If you remember nothing else, remember this: The Leader is there for you, be you Sinhalese, Tamil, Muslim, low-caste, homosexual, dissident or disabled. Its staff will fight on, unbowed and unafraid, with the courage to which you have become accustomed. Do not take that commitment for granted. Let there be no doubt that whatever sacrifices we journalists make, they are not made for our own glory or enrichment: they are made for you. Whether you deserve their sacrifice is another matter. As for me, God knows I tried.

              ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Promo: Watch Andy Serkis Turn Into Caesar   

    War for the Planet of the Apes has already received rave reviews for its deep emotional impact, its astonishing motion-capture technology, and its profound meditation on the meaning of humanity. But enough cannot be said about the technology that lies at the crux of the film, marrying the skills of the actors behind the apes with […]

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              ‘Valerian’ Opening Scene Will Play Before ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ in Select Theaters [Updated]   

    Update: A new clip from the film has arrived online and we’ve added it below. Ever since the first trailer for The Fifth Element director Luc Besson’s sci-fi film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets premiered, I had a sinking feeling that the movie could be one of those films that’s beloved by the […]

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              Dinosaury zabil meteorit, na výsluní je vynesly sopky   
    Už desetiletí vědci spekulují, že částečnou vinu za zánik dinosaurů mohou nést mohutné sopky v Indii. To je stále nejisté, ale jak se ukazuje, vulkanická činnost sehrála klíčovou roli při nástupu dinosaurů na výsluní o dobrých 135 milionů let dříve.
              Guru Planet – G.I. Joe 2017 JOECON EXCLUSIVES Are Available Now!   

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              A Message From Planet Earth   
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              ESPN's Smith Questioning ND's Gold Helmets   


    Folks, there is not a football helmet like it on the planet -- 23.9 karat gold dust, from Notre Dame's Golden Dome -- is included in the paint of every football helmet...

    The above TWITTER exchange took place yesterday between ESPN's Marty Smith and Notre Dame Football's head equipment manager Ryan Grooms.

    ONLY NOTRE DAME.

              "I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them. I shall use my time." - Jack London   
    "I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them. I shall use my time." - Jack London
              Lisa Renee Update - June 27, 2017   

    http://energeticsynthesis.com

    http://goldenageofgaia.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/lisa.jpgThe intensity continues as we move forward into July, we are continuing to be repositioned and shifted so that our energy bodies and our consciousness is congruently aligned with the new timeline architecture, as well as with the new energy foundation. As we continually undergo micro-adjustments in just about every area of our inner person and outward lifestyle, we are witnessing more of the mental patterns and archetypes from our past lives. As cellular memories are surfacing, they can reveal themselves as powerful and intense emotions, images or sensations that arise from within suddenly, as feeling associations are being reconnected.

    These cellular memories are from both the ancient human galactic histories, other lifetimes as well as patterns we may have lived out in our current lifetime that may have contributed to fixed patterns of behavior. Many unresolved trauma patterns continue to cross over into multiple stations of identity, these are generally deep patterns of emotional trauma or negative behaviors that surface so that we may resolve them. They may be stemming from our multiple lifetimes, and the many human incarnation experiences where those same patterns were repeated many times without finding energetic balance or conflict resolution. The collective consciousness patterns which have defined who we are in order to accept the belief systems that have been imposed upon us, have been deeply disturbing to our core spiritual being. It is reflected to us daily throughout the macrocosm how isolated and divided we feel as a species, that the human race has evolved completely and utterly alone on this rock, disconnected and without contact from other species, as well as not knowing the existence of our spiritual families. As a species we have been handed many false concepts and negative archetypes that we have believed to be true about ourselves that define our sense of self in our human identity.


    As a result, many people on the earth have been negatively conditioned to feel deeply alone, feeling unwanted, feeling they do not belong, feeling burdened by uncertainty and insecurity and believing that there is something wrong with them. When we feel deeply disconnected and alone, all kinds of disempowering thoughts and painful feelings can show up in our lives. When we can shift our awareness from purely focusing on ourselves and looking to the larger picture, it may occur to us that we are not alone, and that this thought form has only surfaced for us to see. An incredible amount of people, nearly all people have directly experienced these exact same thoughts, also experiencing these exact same painful feelings of isolation and disconnection from others. How many people on this earth are feeling this way right now?

    When we realize that the pain of disconnection and isolation is the misery within human existence that stems from the negative mind control inflicted upon us by the NAA, we can begin to realize that we are no less than anyone else on this planet. Feeling deep grief, experiencing great loss and sorrow, the state of suffering, this is intrinsic to the general human experience in the current reality of which we all share and are a part. When we can actually see and feel into the collective consciousness that holds this overall collective mindset of disconnection, we can know that we really are not our thoughts and feelings. Did you choose these certain thoughts that surface into your mind? When these negative thoughts pop up in your mind without warning, suddenly surfacing from out of nowhere, observe them and look deeper. You will notice that some of these thoughts and feelings trigger you when they surface while others do not, there are thoughts that show up and they disappear just as quickly. All thoughts and feelings fade away from memory over time, whether you want them to or not. The mind control programming on this earth teaches us that we are supposed to be the content of all of our thoughts and feelings, and when these random thoughts suddenly show up, that they actually belong to us and constitute an essential part of our human identity.

    Thus, all of these patterns are being refined during this time to give us the opportunity to see what we need to change or heal inside ourselves that we inherited from the collective consciousness mind control. This is a time where we must learn to create our new reality from an entirely new palette of color, creating new thoughtforms about ourselves, feeling deeply into the new emotional spectrums that ignite cross collaboration, co-creation and manifestation. The infusion of these new color frequencies are from the unity code harmonics, the trinity wave formats that create a base for the new energy platform, and this architecture is available to us now to help us build something entirely different.

    As you study these old and painful patterns from the past you will begin to see them embedded as distortions that have great influence upon human consciousness, the 3D belief systems that have profoundly impacted the way human beings function in the world at so many different levels. The mental games and reptilian mind control programs that are running covertly within our unconscious self, those larger behavioral patterns that are set up by the death culture that has been accepted by mass society. All of the subterranean distortions of the upside down world are coming into blaring review for us to more deeply analyze in order to comprehend what is behind it and how it has influenced our lives.  We have to see who and what is running a mental racket into the mental body of our unconscious and conscious mind, in order to become free of its negative triggers. A racket is a corrupt mental program running in our conscious or unconscious self that justifies itself into being, to protect the psyche from discovering its deepest and darkest fears. When the unconscious mind is running rackets it is very tricky and manipulative, trying to cover up the truth in order to continue to feed the ego programs for an emotional payoff. However, we are being pushed to clearly see these mental rackets running within our psyche, as the new energy foundation will not tolerate or support them. Running mental rackets is the antithesis to embodying personal integrity and authenticity. In order to be congruent with the core essence and the nature of our true self, we have to see the rackets that are bargaining with our ego in order to receive a mental or emotional payoff. Then take steps to remove faulty thinking and clear these mental rackets from taking control over our emotional state that influence the spiritual house of our inner being. When we are running mental rackets, we become the cause of our own mental and emotional suffering. When we can recognize that we are contributing to our own suffering by running negative mental rackets we can choose in every moment to give it up instantly.

    Suffering is generated from focusing on what we want something to be, seeing the difference between what we want and what is actually the reality in this moment. The expectations of wants, needs and desires put projections onto something or someone that you want to be different from what they actually are, and this generates pain. When we want to force change upon another who is not living up to our expectations or desires, we may be feeding into blockages that make the situation of our own suffering become even worse. When we project our desires and needs onto others, when those expectations are not being met then people feel deeply hurt. And yet this hurt was produced from one’s own internal suffering by placing expectations upon another to relieve it, instead of finding deeper acceptance that allows each person to be who they are in this moment. When we find the generosity to hold total unconditional acceptance and love for others, we naturally find the same unconditional love and acceptance for ourselves.

    If we want to be emotionally freed from feeling hurt and abandoned by other people, we must give up all expectations we have of other people, and find acceptance for them and the situation we may find ourselves in the moment.

    Are you running mental rackets that are making you suffer? Mental rackets are fixed ways of thinking, being and behaviors that you refuse to change even if they are unhealthy or destructive to you and others. Fixed ways of being can be a mental program playing out certain archetypes or negative patterns, such as feeling victimized by something and looping into the victim-victimizer thoughts that generate repeated grievances and recurring complaints. If we have the same pattern of behaviors that generates recurring complaints about something or someone, then we have to take responsibility to change that mental pattern in order to begin to change the results that we make in our lives. Many people that constantly complain about the same issues and constantly feel hurt and betrayed by others, may not realize that deeply hidden in the unconscious mind, is a mental program running for an emotional payoff.  There is a payoff for every emotionally driven behavior and thought, whether positive or negative, that can be used to manipulate types of responses that you want to get out of other people. We can choose to let them go once we have honestly identified the negative emotions that are repeating patterns, and then digging deeper for the emotional payoff that is received from that behavior.

    When we are not self-aware and we continually feed into the same negative behaviors without making an effort to change them, we are continuing to feed into duplicity at the expense of being totally honest with others, with upfront and open communication. Sometimes these negative behaviors happen in our more intimate and emotionally connected relationships. Many people may not be aware they are emotionally duplicitous with others, and that is a seed of deceit that will generate a return of more of the same.  

    To go deeper and commit to let go of running mental rackets in order to receive an emotional payoff from them, we can spend some time to untie the knot between the negative behavior and the emotional payoff habit. Spend some time alone honestly assessing the negative patterns you may have running mental rackets that are tied to emotional payoffs. What’s important to recognize is that undesirable or negative behaviors are often associated with a mixture of wanted and unwanted consequences. One of the most important payoffs that is often associated with undesirable behavior is the reduction of anxiety and tension. There are many different types of undesirable and negative behavior that are used as coping mechanisms, that actually help people temporarily reduce their feelings of mental or emotional anxiety.

    Once you have more clarity on the deeper reasons why this undesirable pattern has emerged, then find the vulnerability to share honestly with that person when you have noticed this dynamic occurs in that relationship. First, share the negative thought and behavior that has become a habit, once you have identified this happens between you and another person. Allow yourself to be vulnerable and reveal to this person the emotional payoff that you receive for using this negative behavior between you. Then commit to this person and yourself that you will not run this negative behavior and emotional behavior racket anymore to the best of your ability. Then declare to the person what is the most essential parts of your relationship that you value, as well as discovering the ways to build deeper trust together.

    This is a time of Reality Check so that we can see what damage has been done that has left coping mechanisms and mental rackets, taking stock of what we have left to mentally and emotionally process, so we can live and speak in the deepest truth and integrity that we are capable of. Blind spots in our awareness or the perception that we hold of others that keep us in denial and living inside the deceptive psychological defense programs, or running mental rackets cannot continue. We are being rid of layers of drama, trauma and defense mechanisms that we have been operating unconsciously and consciously as the result of being a 3D human. Many of us on the ascension path may find ourselves deeply enmeshed in clearing these emotional and archetypal patterns now. It may show up as a part of healing the larger macrocosm mental rackets or healing something in your personal life, however the process of revelation is the same. All of humanity is subject to running these mental rackets and programs. This process can be painful as it requires that you give it all up at the Altar of inner spirit, nothing is held back, nothing is sugar coated, nothing is veiled from your ability to see or live by the truth as you know it. All we need to do is drop any resistance and let the circumstance self-correct as we participate by compassionately witnessing the pattern as it is being shifted or completely dissolved and removed. It is also dissolving the membranes that create energetic walls of separation that exist inside of us, so that we can be more whole within and therefore also be more whole in our interactions with others.  This can be an intense time of spiritual awakening and expansion, so taking the necessary time out and being gentle and forgiving in these circumstances, is the practice of building energetic self-mastery.

              House Votes to Make ‘Space Corps’ the Sixth Branch of US Military   

    House Votes to Make ‘Space Corps’ the Sixth Branch of US Military


    By Jason Ditz

    The US has an Army, a Navy, an Air Force, a Marine Corps, and a Coast Guard. The House Armed Services Committee this week voted to create a sixth branch of the American military, dubbed the US Space Corps, which would be wholly responsible for fighting wars in space.

    The Space Corps would largely be split off from the Air Force, which was the last new branch of the military created, way back in 1947. The proposal is a continuation of the Pentagon’s increasing efforts in recent years to get heavy funding for space combat.

    This comes just a couple of weeks after the Air Force created a Deputy Chief of Staff post of Space Operations, and significantly undercuts their efforts to be in charge of US military’s increasing focus on future space wars.

    All of this, of course, has been happening in spite of no other country on the planet having invested significant resources in fighting in space, meaning there’s no plausible adversary for the US to fight in this future space war they’re bankrolling.

    This article (House Votes to Make ‘Space Corps’ the Sixth Branch of US Military) was originally published on Antiwar and syndicated by The Event Chronicle. Found via The Antimedia

    http://www.theeventchronicle.com
              Company With Ties To UFO Cover-up Gets Huge Antarctica Contract - Why All The Defense Contractors And Mercenaries?    
    http://www.stillnessinthestorm.com

    http://www.auroraexpeditions.com.au/images/uploads/expeditions/expeditions-antarctica-new-year.jpg

    (Stefan Stanford) According to this interesting new story from the Herald Review, studies that were completed upon sedimentary rock in Antarctica have given us undeniable and conclusive evidence that palm trees once grew there in that land long covered by ice as also heard in the 1st video below. As the author of the Herald story asks, how is that possible when nothing other than primitive vegetation grows there today? As we hear in the 3rd and final video below featuring Clif High of the Web Bot project, the data that he mines every day tells him that something very, very strange is going on in Antarctica, and each day he's getting more and more indications that something huge is ramping up down there.
     Source - All News Pipeline

    by Stefan Stanford, June 20th, 2017

    Sharing with us evidence he's gotten through his internet word-monitoring project that, beyond many visits made by the elite to Antarctica, including Newt Gingrich himself in February of 2017 as seen in the Twitter screenshot below, he also sees a big ramping up of jobs in Antarctica including highly elite globalist corporations, (one with long ties to the UFO coverup!), and the numbers of military passes there indicate to him a major operation is being prepared for.


    Between large tracts of land in Australia and New Zealand being dedicated to something new and still mysterious, he also tells us of the creations of new cargo routes from the areas closest to the land of ice, where it is now winter. High tells us he expects we may see something huge during the Antarctic spring while telling us one of the biggest indicators of what might be happening there now are the huge number of high tech companies becoming involved. He also tells us that whatever it is, the American people may never hear anything about it with the companies now involved.


    According to the Professional Overseas Contractors website, a new company called LEIDOS recently took over the massive Antarctic support contract formerly held by deep-state, military-industrial-complex tied Lockheed Martin. Their story interestingly mentions that nowhere on LEIDOS company history page did they mention their parent company, a mega-giant for the 'deep state' called SAIC, the Scientific Applications International Company.


    And as High tells us in this video, SAIC has deep ties to the secrecy surrounding UFO's, history that can be traced by those willing to investigate it including a slew of CEO's from the military-industrial-complex including retired US Navy Admiral and CIA Deputy Director Bobby Ray Inman, who's held several influential positions within the intelligence community, including time at SAIC, and who has long been believed to be one of the 'UFO Gatekeepers'.

    Interestingly we also learn that the reason SAIC created LEIDOS was that they were unable to bid on certain government contracts as SAIC, but as LEIDOS they were able to bid upon them. Add in the fact that Lockheed Martin's Antarctica contract was supposed to run through 2025 but was 'conveniently' cut short, with LEIDOS taking over, and all kinds of questions arise that need to be answered with the starter: What is REALLY going on down there?


    According to Steve Quayle's book "Empire Beneath The Ice", the truth about history has been hidden. In 'Empire Beneath' Quayle persuasively argues that most of what we have learned about World War II and the defeat of Nazi Germany is wrong, and the truth is something not only sinister but are at the root of some of the biggest secrets of our age.

    Interestingly, Quayle's book aligns greatly with much that we're hearing from Clif High now via his Web Bot project and High tells us he believes that what's happening down there might somehow be UFO/alien related. He also claims that with most jobs in the Antarctic being seasonal and short term, there's a mathematical certainty that more and more information will be leaking out about what's really going on down there that he'll be able to data mine through his project.

    Might Steve Quayle's book have been way ahead of the truth? These main points of his book are shared with us.:
    Why the suppressed evidence proves Adolf Hitler didn’t die before Germany surrendered during WWII, and how he eluded capture.

    How Nazi SS members, scientists, and soldiers escaped with Hitler to create colonies in other parts of the world to continue their monstrous research.

    Why in 1947 Admiral Richard E. Byrd warned that the US should adopt measures to protect against an invasion by hi-tech aircraft coming from the polar regions, adding, “The time has ended when we were able to take refuge in our isolation and rely on the certainty that the distances, the oceans, and the poles were a guarantee of safety.”

    How, using advanced technology, Nazi saucers defeated the US military — long after WWII was supposedly over.

    Why the US space program was mostly a sham, and why the “UFOs” that started appearing around the world in the late 1940s were (and still are) most likely flown by Nazi pilots.

    How key government, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, financial leaders, and institutions helped Hitler come into power, and facilitated the preservation of Nazi wealth and power after WWII.

    Why today’s world is secretly controlled by a malevolent shadow government and entire populations are being surreptitiously brainwashed.

    How ancient stargates have been duplicated to open portals into spiritual and demonic universes.

    Why those controlling our planet have laid the groundwork for a takeover by a dictator who could best be described as the Antichrist of the Bible. Empire Beneath the Icecarefully documents these and many more astounding facts, divulging the truth about what is happening today. It gives you the insights to help prevent this diabolical takeover or, if it occurs, reveals the details and essential actions you and your loved ones must take. Empire Beneath the Ice exposes the dangers our world faces, and will arm you with the tools you need to counter these unspeakable, secret evils.




    While High makes sure to reaffirm that we still don't know exactly what's going on down there, he claims that based on the few clues we do have that things are definitely ramping up. The fact that LEIDOS/SAIC refocused a core science group on Antarctica, which did part of their past work in 'reverse engineering', tells him that, while we're now living in very exciting times, a major inflection point is ahead. As he continues, with the old system dying and a new one being born, there are great opportunities along with great risks.


    In the 2nd video below our videographer talks with us about the massive military build-up going on down in the Antarctic region including many defense contractors and mercenaries. Also discussed in the eye-opening final video below featuring Clif High are Bitcoin and other digital currencies and the potential for financial unrest ahead. The conversation turns towards Antarctica at the 24 minute mark. For those new to the Web Bot project, Cliff High's cutting edge technology is a set of algorithms used to process variations in the language that can offer insight into the mood of the collective unconscious through “predictive linguistics.”



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              Trippy Cat Slingshot Game 'Star Cat Adventure' Currently Free   
    If you want a fun game about launching a slingshotting cat through a psychedelic landscape, but don't want to pay anything, then I have good news for you! Star Cat Adventure [Free] is free today! You launch yourself from miniature planet to minature planet, collecting stars and exploring levels that are even trippier than the
              Silly Adventure Game 'Her Majesty's SPIFFING' on Sale for the First Time   
    If funny adventure games are your thing, then you should definitely pick up Her Majesty's SPIFFING [$3.99] by BillyGoat Entertainment, on sale for the first time ever. The game has you searching the universe for planets to "gently" claim for the Galactic British Empire. You assume command of a near futuristic ship called HMSS Imperialize (subtle)
              NASA Denies That It's Running a Child Slave Colony on Mars   
    The Daily Beast reports;NASA Denies That It's Running a Child Slave Colony on MarsOn Thursday, Alex Jones welcomed a guest to talk about how kidnapped children have been sent on a two-decade mission to space. NASA now denies the interplanetary conspiracy.A report on Alex Jones� …
              Happy Birthday, My Love!   

    Today is Rick's birthday, and I'm feeling overwhelming appreciation that he decided to show up on the planet when he did! Interestingly (or, at least, it's interesting to me!), he was born 23 days and five minutes sooner than I was, in a town about 60 minutes from where I was. He was born in Chapel Hill, NC, on the UNC campus and I was born in Lexington, NC.

    That wouldn't be all that interesting except that when I met Rick, I was in North Carolina and he was in Colorado. We were both 43 at that time.We met online and for the first couple of weeks of our online friendship, I had no idea that he had NC roots--that his parents descended from generations of North Carolinians. I, on the other hand, am the daughter of NC newbies--my family has only been there for 60 years or so.

    I always imagine that we were buddies in another realm and decided it would be fun to incarnate on Earth. I see the conversation as going something like this:

    I say, "Look--it promises to be a grand adventure and all, but I'm not all that sure about it--could you please go first and check things out to be sure it's okay?"

    And then Rick says, "I'd do anything for you, baby!" and leaps into the abyss, finding himself in a cradle in North Carolina (definitely God's country). He sends a message, "It's OOOOOOOOOOOKKKKKKKKKK...come on down!"

    And so I wait till the timing is perfect, and I leap, too, finding myself blown off course a little so that I end up in a body in a cradle in a town not too far away, but just far enough that we don't find each other for quite some time.

    Okay. A fantasy. But it does feel we were destined, even if it took more than 4 decades and a lot of mileage to find each other again.

    I actually started writing this because I wanted to pay tribute to Rick's wonderfulness. He's not only my lover and best friend, he's like the big brother I always dreamed of having--you know, the one that takes care of you and protects you and gives you really good advice and helps you remember who you are, putting you in your place when needed!

    Here is a list of just some of the things I love about Rick besides that he is devoted to me and is always doing things to make my life richer, more fun, and easier. He's:

    brilliant
    insightful
    articulate
    compassionate
    quick-witted
    funny
    intuitive
    giving
    patient
    helpful
    easy-going
    loyal
    wise
    trustworthy
    mine! (okay--so no one belongs to another, but you know what I mean!)

    Happy Birthday, my love!

              Our own relationship story (part seven)   
    Here is the next installment of our story. For those of you who are new to this website, please note that the story begins with the earliest posts on this blog. So, you might want to read from oldest to newest. The installments are numbered in the title line.


    ----(Julia's story)

    Today (as I write this, it's November 7, 2005) is the 8-year anniversary of a major turning point in Rick's and my early relationship (see the last installment to see what happened), so it seems fitting that I’d finally get around to adding a chapter to the “soulmate saga” today. This time of year, I’m inclined to go back into my files of “Rick mail” and enjoy that magical time again through our writings. He and I both kept every email that passed between us—and, in fact, we keep all the emails we exchange to this day!

    As I read the ones from November 7th, 1997, (there are 13 from that day in my files—we were prolific!), it brings back the memories of how my willingness to sacrifice our relationship in order to be in integrity brought such immense energy and clarity and power. At first, even though he’d admitted he’d rather be with me, I was encouraging him to deal with his relationship so that if it was meant to continue, they could continue with integrity. Here are some snippets of our exchange that day:

    ----
    Julia:
    Yes, OF COURSE you would rather be with me—for now I am the part of you you like the best about yourself. But sooner or later the "uutsy" parts of our relationship—the stuff which reflects what you like least about yourself—is bound to show up. Maybe this is the beginning of that period as I seem to have "lit up" a space in you which you did not want to look at--the part that is afraid of honesty's power to affect others.

    Rick:
    It does not change what I know. That is the piece of my being afraid that I did not say on the phone last night. You are doing your best to help us get to a more stable, more buddy-based place to be, and I'm swallowing my tongue because I don't want to spoil the plan. Don't worry, I will do everything I can to be your buddy. I needed, this morning as I read your note, to say this, though. You are everything I never knew I always wanted.

    Julia:
    I say this without fear you will think me conceited: I know that I am that to you. It is one reason why it has been frustrating for me that you had not, until last night, expressed any real doubts about your relationship with (girlfriend’s name). It is too big a piece of reality to keep pretending about. It must be a factor in how you proceed with her, not that it needs to split you apart, but it is something which you need to look at about yourself and for yourself so that you can bring the truth of yourself into your relationship with her. And with me.

    It was good to hear you admit that you feel scared about (girlfriend’s) insecurities—I want you to be real with me—which is tantamount to being real with yourself. I am hoping that you will always remain honest with yourself and true to yourself when it comes to (girlfriend). It is the only way to help her. Loving her, but not giving up who you are to cater to her insecurities is the only way in the long run. You don't want to spend your life trying to convince someone of something that has to come from within her—that she is worthy. If she is not up to being really, really honest, then she is not--your relationship is not—what either of you need.

    Rick:
    I know. And, more than anything, I'm scared of the hurt. Not for me... somehow, pain and I became so well-acquainted in my late teens and early twenties that I know I can handle it. I see too much hurt... too much pain, and my name right out front on the marquee: Pain, starring Rick Hamrick. This has always been the hardest thing for me to do: do what is right for me, knowing that it will hurt someone else. Instead, I try to avoid the infliction and take it on, myself.

    Julia:
    Wow. He tries to be a super-hero. "I can withstand the pain! I will protect all from their feelings and their growth opportunities so that I won't have to bear the pain of seeing their pain!" I know you see the bogus-ness in that. The ironic part is their pain is going to be their pain in the end, just all saved up for them in a huge wallop instead of in manageable doses they can deal with as it comes...

    If your relationship is really going to work past the first blush of discovery and fascination and infatuation, you had better--both of you--be ready to give it all up at any minute in order to let the Truth have its way. That, in my opinion, is the only way your (or any other) relationship has any chance at all of being a Big-Love caliber relationship—which I know you are VERY capable of and ready for—at least that is my projection in the matter.
    ----

    Indeed, he was ready. I will share how we got from the “Julia as buddy/relationship coach” phase, to the “We have GOT to be together” phase in the next installment.

    How true the old saying is, “If you love something, let it go free. If it is yours, it will return to you...” I certainly found that out on Nov. 7, 1997. It’s one of the most powerful lessons I ever learned. That, and that taking a stand for the truth—for integrity—is a gigantic frequency booster! I was one joyful woman that day! While I was coaching him about his relationship from a very clear space, I knew deep in my heart that he was my soulmate and that ours was "Big Love."



    ----(Rick's story)

    While Julia goes for the higher vision of what we were up to at this time in our relationship—and I was right there with her much of the time—there was still one little problem to be dealt with: I was in a relationship, even if by this point in the evolution of our (Julia’s and mine) relationship, I absolutely knew where I belonged. It wasn’t with the person I was with at the time.

    I’ll admit right here in front of anyone who wanders by that the prospect of ending a relationship simply frightened me no end. Let’s face it, I was in my 40’s by the time Julia and I met, so it’s not like I had not already had a good many years of being in relationships with women. Here’s the key, though: not once in those 30 years of relationships had I been the one who decided it was over. Never.

    There was a moment in my life when I was in my 20’s and talking with my best friend, when the realization hit me that I had not been in a relationship with a woman that I had instigated! I did manage to figure out that side of the relationship cycle—after all, that’s the fun part, when you first meet someone and decide you want to get to know each other better—and become active participant instead of leaf carried wherever the current goes. At some point we all have to reach a level of maturity where we are, at least at the human level, driving our lives some of the time (please note that this entire soliloquy is not coming from my Higher Self for the most part, but from my small, human, duality-living self, and that’s okay. I’m talking about a time in my life when I was much less able to stay with something higher for very long).

    So, as Julia quoted in her description of that time, we had reached a point where I was professing my love for her, and she was steering me to complete what I was doing with integrity, whether that meant finding a way to remain with the person I was in relationship with, or finding a way to come out of it ethically and responsibly.

    Not so coincidentally I have come to know, my then-girlfriend had been sick for a few days and had insisted that I not drive down to see her and help her (I’m a pretty good nurse, able to heat a can of soup or fix some dry toast without hurting myself or wrecking the kitchen, and able to comfort those in need without losing patients [sorry…it came out of the keyboard that way so it must be God making a joke]). While I was certainly willing to drive down (she lived 60 miles from me) and take care of her, she was quite insistent that I not do so.

    Here we were at this pause in everyone’s life who was intimately involved with this little drama: my girlfriend sick and not wanting to see me, my soulmate (Julia) declining yet to accept the love I was fully committed to offering her until she did, and me wondering what the heck I was doing in the driver’s seat! At that moment, I knew why I had let events take their own course so many times in the past: it beat the heck out of steering when the road was unfamiliar and had no guardrails to keep things headed in the right direction. Scary? You bet!

    No doubt, regardless of how much I knew of it at the time, there was Higher Wisdom at work in this case. There always is, if we are willing to be quiet and hear the soft persistent voice speaking from our hearts.

    All was in readiness finally. Julia was coaching me to act in integrity, my girlfriend was finally willing to have me come down and have dinner with her, and I was preparing for an experience I had never had in my many years on the planet.

    I’ll pick up from here when Julia is next inspired to continue the story!
              Netflix anuncia episódio de encerramento de Sense8   

    Os fãs de Sense8 podem ficar ao menos um pouco aliviados! A Netflix confirmou um episódio de encerramento da série!

    Uma publicação compartilhada por Netflix Brasil (@netflixbrasil) em

    Além do anuncio uma carta lindíssima escrita por Lana Wachowski também foi publicada para confirmar o retorno da história criada por ela e sua irmão Lilly.

    Uma publicação compartilhada por Sense8 (@sense8) em

    Sense8 teve duas temporadas na Netflix e a trama acompanhava oito pessoas espalhadas pelo planeta, conectadas por telepatia.

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              "Trump is many things, but tough is not one of them": Anderson Cooper Uses Trump's Own Words To Show How Weak The President Is   
    It’s not normal,” Cooper said. ”This is the most powerful man on the face of the entire planet. A man struggling to fulfill promises he’s made on health care reform and a whole host of other issues lashing out personally at a cable news anchor, making sn …
              NASA clarifies: We don’t have child sex slaves on Mars   
    Humans believe a lot of outlandish things. The idea that NASA is sending children to be sex slaves on Mars might be one of the wildest. On Thursday, a guest on InfoWars claimed that NASA had kidnapped kids and sent them to the red planet to be sex slaves. “There are no humans on Mars....
              NASA Orbiter captures stunning image of ‘Niagara Falls of Mars’   
    NASA has released an image from one of its Mars rovers which shows a part of the red planet where ancient lava behaved once like liquid water. The government agency has dubbed it the “Niagara Falls of Mars.” Thanks to the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), NASA has a 3D image of the northern rim of...
              Monoinvest - monoinvest.com   

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              By: Xennady   
    Anyway, about the topic at hand, I just find it rather stunning to read about Nixon deliberately tossing the Republic of Vietnam under the bus, for the supposed strategic prize of China. I find it despicable, as well. Millions of people friendly to the United States were abandoned, soon to be murdered. And this happened after the South had successfully defeated a Northern invasion- the so-called Eastertide offensive- indicating that the fall of Saigon and all that followed was not inevitable. Not only that, but since the USSR was a threat to China as well as the US I see no reason why China wouldn't have been willing to accept the continued existence of South Vietnam, much like they accept the existence of South Korea. And as long as I'm talking about South Korea, I note that for a long time it a basket case run by a dictatorship. No more. I suppose if Nixon had been president in 1953 he would have tossed them under the bus, too. Thing is, if you make a habit of screwing over your friends you'll soon have none. And if the other nations on the planet notice that the united States is a completely unreliable ally, willing to abandon them for any reason or no reason at all, then we won't find any of those new polycentric centers of gravity willing to align with us at all, not even dysfunctional welfare cases. If you put lipstick on a pig it still squeals. If you rationalize defeat you've still lost. Nixon was yet another failure as president who- much like George Bush- presided over disasters, foreign and domestic. It took the election of Ronald Reagan to put us on the right path- "My vision of the Cold War? We win, and they lose,"- and we eagerly await the emergence of someone who will lead the nation to success once again. Looking to Nixon as a guide for US policy- uhm, I just don't think that's right way to go.
              Osservazione del cielo ai Giardini Pubblici di Milano   
    Martedì 4 luglio, dalle 22.00 a mezzanotte circa, l'Officina per il Planetario ha organizzato in collaborazione con il Circolo Astrofili di Milano (CAM) un'osservazione pubblica del cielo.
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    20th Century Fox is revealing how Weta Digital transformed actor Andy Serkis into ape Caesar in War for the Planet of the Apes.
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    UnknownSometimes, even though many consider their pet their best friend and would do anything for them, people fall on hard times. Maybe there is a death in the family and budgets become tight. Perhaps a person suddenly lost their job. There are numerous reasons why a person may have difficulty affording a pet, with many going without food themselves before letting their pet go hungry.
              This Idiot Thought it Was a Good Idea to Wrestle a Baby Shark…   
    sharkkkWhen you are on the beach, say, having a bit of a party, and happen to see a shark swimming in the water nearby, your first thought is probably, naturally, to jump in and, well, wrestle with the fellow a little bit. Right?
              Sweet Photo of Rescued Lamb and Dog Will Make You Question Why We See Them Differently   
    Unknown-2Lambie Baa Baa (probably the cutest name ever for a lamb, let's be honest) is an orphaned lamb who didn't end up on someone's plate thanks to a kind person who saved him. Instead, the little one found his way to Edgar's Mission Farm Sanctuary, in Australia.
              Shooter’s Sandwich: Mushrooms and Kale With Homemade Horseradish-Dijon Sauce [Vegan, Gluten-Free]   
    frontThe shooter's sandwich is a popular British dish that got its name from the fact that is a sort of portable wellington. Between two crispy slices of bread is traditionally steak, mushrooms, horseradish, and mustard. The sandwich is pressed overnight so that once cut into, nothing falls out. In this healthier veganized version, we used mushrooms and kale as the base of the sandwich and then topped it with crunchy cucumber slices and slathered it with horseradish-Dijon sauce.
              25 Saucy and Delicious Plant-Based Burgers and Hot Dogs For Your 4th of July BBQ   
    Hawaiian BurgerIt's time to fire up your grill and invite your family and friends over for an amazing 4th of July all plant-based BBQ!
              Orange Marmalade Rolls [Vegan]   
    orange marmalade rolls ogbMake these on a chill Sunday afternoon with some pump up jams and celebrate because you're about to eat the most delicious citrusy, glazed rolls. Self-love at its peak.
              Green Day and Rancid Take Time Out of Their Tour to Visit Rescue Animals (PHOTOS)   
    Unknown-2Punk rock bands Green Day and Rancid are currently on tour in Europe and despite their busy touring schedules, the rockers still had time to visit rescue animals! Just recently, the...
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              This Video of Baby Rhino Falling Asleep While Being Serenaded is Giving Us All the Feels   
    Screen Shot 2017-06-30 at 10.55.32 AMWe're not sure if you guys are going to be able to handle all the cuteness of this baby rhino. She was taken in by Care for the Wild Rhino Sanctuary when she was only one day old! The adorable rhino calf was rejected by her mother at birth but Care for the Wild confirms that the baby is doing well and getting stronger with each passing day.
              Raw Layered Espresso and Chocolate Cheesecake [Vegan, Gluten-Free]   
    cheesecakeeeSomething magical happens when you put coffee and chocolate together. In this case, it's a match made in the freezer. This dessert feels naughty but is packed with raw, untouched nutrients. This will surely satisfy your chocolate craving without ever opening the oven!
              Curried Chickpea and Kale Veggie Burgers With Baked Sweet Potato Fries [Vegan, Gluten-Free]   
    burgerandfriesVeggie burgers can sometimes be a hit or miss, but these veggie burgers will not disappoint Oats as a binding agent is a total game changer. In addition to that, they are jam-packed with flavor, protein, and nutrients. Let's do it.
              Yippee! 3 New Vegan Supermarkets Open in France   
    naturaliaFrance just opened three new vegan groceries!
              Heroes Help Save a Dog With Huge Infected Wound on Half of His Face (VIDEO)   
    Screen Shot 2017-06-30 at 10.12.12 AMNo one can ever know the suffering this sweet boy has been through but thank goodness for the kindness of people like Mr. Soni. This kind man lives in a village nearby the rescue Guardians of the Voiceless and made the life-saving phone call about a dog named Taru.
              Critically Ill Puppies Found Behind Abandoned Home Finally Get the Care They Need (PHOTOS)   
    Unknown-1We really can't believe this! A kind person recently found FIVE critically ill puppies behind an abandoned home in Atlanta, Georgia. T
              15 Colorful and Delicious Dairy-Free Slaw Recipes You Can Bring to Your 4th of July BBQ   
    Kale, Cabbage, and Carrot Slaw With Tangy Shallot VinaigretteHave any of these slaws at your 4th of July party and you sure won't regret it!
              Thai Peanut Roasted Veggie Sandwich [Vegan]   
    sandwichNot in the mood to cook pasta and make peanut noodles? No worries, just grab some bread, make the sauce, sauté your onions, and boom, you've just flipped the system on its head.
              Raw Sushi Rolls With Sunflower Seed ‘Rice’ [Vegan, Gluten-Free]   
    rawsushiThese sushi rolls are colorful, jam-packed with nutrients, and can be made in less than 20 minutes. Score.
              Kitten Rescued From Ledge of Bridge Needs Your Help to Survive! (VIDEO)   
    IMG_3915There is little news we enjoy more than a successful animal rescue story, and this one hails from Atlanta, Georgia. Terrified and alone on the ledge of a bridge off I-20, a tiny...
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              Ramen Noodle Pizza [Vegan]   
    ramenpizzaaRamen noodle pizza sounds like the ultimate college student food. But it doesn't matter if you're 20 or 70, you will absolutely enjoy this pizza. If anything, if you're 70, you don't have to eat this during finals week! Go you.
              6/30/2017: Coffee Break: OSCAR CAINER   

    Today, Mercury opposes Pluto, with Mars following suit over the weekend. That’s controversial. It’s not about just saying the unsaid, it’s about doing the undone. These planetary relationships speak about controlling not only how we express ourselves,...
              Creamy Pesto Cheese [Vegan, Gluten-Free]   
    Pesto CheeseThis delicious vegan cheese is spreadable, incredible, and will be almost impossible for you to stop eating. The soft, creamy cashew cheese is perfumed with a simple pesto made with fresh basil and a bit of garlic.
              Spelt Pizza With Candy Beets [Vegan]   
    DSF0390The color on these candy beets is just beautiful and so summery, it will make you smile just looking at it. The mix of the hearty and classic pizza bottom, topped with the fresh, crunchy veggies is the perfect combination for a meal that still has all the classic pizza flavors without being too heavy. Instead of any cheese on top, there is a much more flavorful pesto.
              Buffalo Ranch ‘Chicken’ Poutine [Vegan, Gluten-Free]   
    buffalo-ranch-jackfruit-poutine-002Try this non-traditional twist on an iconic Canadian dish. Fresh french fries topped with roasted jackfruit smothered in a Buffalo ranch sauce and a creamy cheese sauce. The flaky, meaty texture of the jackfruit closely resembles pulled chicken, making it the perfect veggie substitute for this dish! 100% plant based and 100% DELICIOUS.
              Baked Sweet Potato With Chive Cream and Cucumber Salad [Vegan, Gluten-Free]   
    Baked-Sweet-Potato-with-Chives-Cream-vegan-A-recipe-from-my-childhood-by-black.white_.vivid_.-7Who doesn't love a classic baked potato with sour cream? Swap out your typical ingredients and make this more nutritious and equally delicious version. If you're feeling a little down due to the rainy weather, warm yourself up with this healthy spin on the iconic comfort food.
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    Zucchininudeln-mit-Tomaten-Linsen-SoßeYou've never had zucchini noodles like this before! This 'pasta' dish has a spicy tomato-lentil sauce that adds more flavor and texture than your typical marinara would. These noodles make for a light yet satisfying meal that contains a good portion of protein, little fat, and plenty of complex carbohydrates.
              Victory! Vancouver Bans the Sale of Puppy Mill Dogs and Cats in Pet Stores   
    IMG_3908Many U.S. cities, including San Francisco, Chicago, and Phoenix, have already instated laws banning the sale of animals in pet shops, instead requiring pet shops to partner with animal rescues and shelters to promote the adoption of animals. And now Vancouver has done the same!
              Ricky Gervais Thinks Punishments for Animal Abusers Are Way Too Low – So He’s Speaking Up!   
    UnknownOh, Ricky Gervais. Why does it not surprise us in the least that you are once again speaking up on behalf of animals? This time, the comic, producer, and long-time animal advocate has teamed up with other top English comedians including Paul O'Grady, Sue Perkins, Harry Hill and Tracey Ullman in support of the #NotFunny campaign.
              15 Refreshing Cocktails and Mocktails to Help You Celebrate America’s Birthday in Style   
    Jal Jeera: Refreshing Indian Spiced LemonadeWe like to think of the 4th of July as Uncle Sam's birthday party and no birthday party is complete without good food, close friends, family, and of course – fancy drinks! And so as Independence day draws closer, BBQ's are planned and prepped, and picknick spots are being staked out, we thought we would help you all out with on the most critical elements of the day, the drinks.
              Creamy Peanut Butter Cheesecake [Vegan, Gluten-Free]   
    pbcheesecakePeanut butter and chocolate cheesecake AND it's not bad for you? No baking either? Just waiting near the freezer? Yes. You've got to try this.
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    UnknownIn reality, making even average compost is a little more complex than that, and making perfect compost can be downright complex. For now, let’s just do some troubleshooting and get the situation moving the right direction.
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    Resort in the Cayman Islands Is Helping Marine Animals By No Longer Using Plastic Straws!Royal Palms, a beach club in George Town, Cayman Islands, is doing exactly the right thing in response to our current plastic waste crisis. The resort is beginning the process of minimizing the use plastics in their location, and first to go are plastic straws.
              You NEED These Vegan Galaxy Ice Cream Bars Made by a 15-Year-Old-Blogger   
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              Homemade ‘Cheese’ Ravioli With Roasted Vegetable Marinara [Vegan]   
    Homemade Cheese Ravioli With Roasted Vegetable MarinaraThese homemade ravioli will be a smashing success with children and adults alike. The hearty homemade pasta is stuffed with vegan mozzarella and then topped with a rustic, roasted vegetable marinara that's easy to customize to your own tastes.
              Amazing Firefighters Went Back Into a Burning Building to Save a Dog During a 5-Alarm Fire   
    IMG_3906The block was covered with a thick cloud of dark smoke, and a resident of the building, Melissa Dibbs, was frantically worried about her beloved little black-and-white dog named Finnegan who was still in the burning building.
              This Kind Woman Helped a Homeless Man Raise Money so His Dog Could Get Knee Surgery!   
    UnknownPat Quinn is a homeless man who performs music on the streets of Adelaide, Australia, and his companion dog, Rosie, badly needed surgery to fix her injured knee.
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              Guía de lanzamientos en Nintendo: julio de 2017. ¡Explota, explótame, expló!   

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    Habiendo repasado ayer los lanzamientos de PlayStation de julio, hoy toca hacer lo propio con esos juegos de Nintendo que se pondrán a la venta dicho mes en Switch, 3DS y Wii U (sí, que aún no está muerta aunque haya cesado su producción).

    Al contrario que en la familia de Sony, Nintendo sí que contará con algún exclusivo de peso (y real) en julio. Aunque también es cierto que contará con una cantidad menor de lanzamientos. Sea como fuere, lo gordo vendrá más adelante.

    Cabe recordar, por otro lado, que algunos lanzamientos no se concretan hasta la última semana, de ahí que figuren pocos (por ahora) de la Nintendo eShop.

    Kirby se vuelve a independizar en formato digital

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    Kirby le está pillando el gusanillo a eso de ofrecer, por separado, experiencias que ya venían dentro de 'Kirby Planet Robobot' con motivo de su 25 aniversario. Aparte del free-to-play 'Team Kirby Clash Deluxe' publicado en abril, 'Kirby's Blowout Blast' estará disponible a partir del 6 de julio en la eShop de Nintendo 3DS.

    Un día después, esto es, el viernes, 7 de julio, llegará a las tiendas 'Cars 3: Hacia la Victoria' para Wii U (44,90 euros) y Switch (54,90 euros), con motivo de la peli.

    Splatoon 2, el regreso del shooter más refrescante

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    Tan criticada por explotar a Mario y cía, Nintendo se sacó de la chistera en 2015 un shooter que revolucionó el mercado. Hablamos del 'Splatoon' de Wii U, un juego que se fue perfeccionando con el paso de los meses gracias al contenido gratuito (o a permitir el control clásico), y del que se espera ahora mucho con motivo de su secuela, 'Splatoon 2', para Nintendo Switch. A la venta el día 21 por 49,90 euros.

    Sin la misma repercusión mediática, especialmente en el mercado occidental, no podemos olvidar el action-RPG 'Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star' para Switch, ese mismo viernes, 21, tras su paso por consolas PlayStation hace meses.

    Los Pikmin acompañan a la New Nintendo 2DS XL

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    Nintendo se despedirá de julio el día 28 a lo grande con el lanzamiento de la New Nintendo 2DS XL, disponible por 149,94 euros en dos colores (Negro y Turquesa, o bien Blanco y Naranja). Aunque el nuevo modelo de la familia 3DS no vendrá sola, sino que estará acompañada de otros juegos que se venderán aparte ese mismo día, empezando por 'Hey! Pikmin', spin-off de las aventuras del capitán Olimar con los diminutos seres en forma de plataformas en 2D. Costará 34,90 euros.

    Al igual que 'Miitopia' (34,90 euros) y 'Brain Training Infernal' (24,95 euros).

    Nintendo Switch, ya en digital, recibirá 'Namco Museum' ese mismo día.

    Lanzamientos de videojuegos de 2017



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              Fina pede mudança de estatuto da CBDA, mas libera Brasil no Mundial   

    A Federação Internacional de Natação (Fina) enviou um comunicado para a Confederação Brasileira de Desportos Aquáticos (CBDA) na última quinta-feira em que condiciona o reconhecimento do resultado da eleição da entidade nacional, com a vitória do paulista Miguel Cagnoni, a uma mudança em seu estatuto. 

    E disse que todos os atletas da delegação brasileira poderão representar o país no Mundial de Budapeste (HUN), em julho.

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    O mandatário da CBDA encontrou-se esta semana com o presidente da Fina, Julio Maglione, em Trinidad & Tobago, durante evento da UANA (União Americana de Nataçao). O diretor-executivo da Federação Internacional, Cornel Marculescu, endereçou uma mensagem à Confederação Brasileira.

    A Fina não reconheceu formalmente a vitória de Cagnoni devido à forma como o processo eleitoral foi conduzido, sem respeitar o regulamento da própria CBDA e da Fina, que é o órgão máximo dos esportes aquáticos no planeta.

    O imbróglio ocorreu porque a gestão anterior da entidade brasileira, presidida por Coaracy Nunes durante 29 anos, foi afastada pela Justiça no decorrer da Operação Águas Claras, da Polícia Federal, que investiga desvios de R$ 40 milhões. 

    Com a nomeação de um interventor, o advogado Gustavo Licks, a eleição não passou pelo crivo do órgão mundial. Membros do Comitê Executivo da Fina, inclusive, mantêm boa relação com o ex-presidente afastado. 

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              Alex Telles elogia Felipe Melo e comemora bom momento no Porto: "Minha melhor temporada"   
    Alex Telles elogia Felipe Melo e comemora bom momento no Porto:

    Pouco mais de três anos após deixar o Grêmio, muita coisa mudou na vida do lateral Alex Telles. Mais marcador e mais experiente, após atuar no Galatasaray e na Internazionale, o jogador de 24 anos comemora o melhor momento da carreira, após uma excelente temporada atuando pelo Porto, de Portugal. 

    Em entrevista ao programa Planeta Bola, da Rádio Gaúcha, o atleta falou sobre a mudança no seu estilo de jogo após ser treinado pelo italiano Roberto Mancini e também sobre a excelente relação com o volante Felipe Melo, seu antigo companheiro no Galatasaray e na Internazionale.

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    Confira abaixo os principais trechos da entrevista com Alex Telles: 

    Você teve ótimas atuações, mas o Porto acabou perdendo o título para o Benfica. Que balanço você faz da sua primeira temporada no futebol português?
    A temporada só não foi melhor para mim e para o Porto porque não conquistamos o título. Particularmente, foi a minha melhor temporada. Tive uma sequencia muito boa, fiquei fora só de dois jogos. Só não foi melhor porque não conquistamos o título. Mas fiquei muito feliz, o balanço é positivo. 

    Você foi muito comparado ao lateral  Alex  Sandro, que teve uma excelente passagem pelo Porto e hoje brilha na Juventus?
    Com certeza. O Alex Sandro fez um excelente trabalho quando passou pelo Porto, isso é notório. Aí eu cheguei como um brasileiro, que joga na mesma posição. Então, é claro que houve a comparação. Nós temos característica diferentes, cada um com suas qualidades, mas tenho certeza que fiz um grande trabalho e pude relembrar alguns momentos do Alex Sandro. Hoje ele faz um excelente trabalho na Juventus e, para mim, é uma inspiração grande saber que um jogador desse nível jogou no clube naquela posição e agora eu estou o substituindo e podendo dar o meu melhor. 

    O que mudou no seu futebol após mais de três anos na Europa?Cresci muito na parte defensiva nos últimos anos. Pelo fato de ter sido treinado pelo (italiano) Roberto Mancini por quase três anos (no Galatasaray e na Internazionale), cresci muito nesse sentido. No Grêmio, o meu ponto forte era o ataque, chegava à linha de fundo e fazia cruzamentos. Fui praticamente obrigado a aprender a marcar, porque na Europa se faz isso. Nesta temporada, tivemos a defesa menos vazada, o que deixa a gente da defesa muito feliz. 

    Você ficou surpreso com a venda do atacante André Silva, do Porto para o Milan, por 38 milhões de euros? 
    Pra mim não surpreendeu nem um pouco. Ele é um menino que trabalha muito, tem muita seriedade e um destino muito grande pela frente. Foi um prazer tê-lo conhecido. Ele vai galgar muitos espaços no Milan. É um grande amigo meu, torço muito por ele. A gente se dava muito bem dentro e fora do campo. Ele é jovem e vai aprender muito mais ainda no futebol italiano. Com certeza ele está bem preparado para fazer um grande trabalho. 

    Que impacto teve no futebol do André Silva a chegada do atacante brasileiro Tiquinho Soares, que também foi um dos destaques do Porto na última temporada?
    O Soares dispensa comentários, chegou e já fez a sua apresentação, marcando muitos gols. Ele e o André Silva são dois jogadores fixos, mas o André é um pouco mais de mobilidade. O Tiquinho Soares já é mais centroavante de presença de área mesmo. Quando o Soares chegou, o treinador botou o André mais na parte lateral do campo e aí ele chegava como um segundo homem. Eles se deram muito bem no início. Depois, obviamente, com a mudança tática, um jogava e outro ficava no banco, mas sempre em prol do clube. Com certeza eles se davam muito bem. 

    O que você pode falar do futebol do Tiquinho Soares? Ele foi sensação no futebol português logo que chegou e, nem todos lembram, mas ele recentemente passou por vários clubes do interior gaúcho.
    Ele chegou e surpreendeu a todos. É aquele estilo de centroavante que briga, é trombador e sabe fazer gol de cabeça e com os pés. Para mim, tem todo potencial para chegar à Seleção Brasileira um dia. Eu fiquei muito feliz por ele. O cara é uma excepcional pessoa. O Porto esta muito contente com ele. Tenho certeza que ele dará muito mais alegrias ao Porto. É um jogador que tem muita vontade de fazer gol e está sempre lutando. Ele teve uma passagem aqui no sul no Veranópolis, no Cerâmica e no Brasil, e nem muitos o conhecem. Quando eu estava no Grêmio, com o Luxemburgo, ele estava no Cerâmica (em 2013). A gente chegou a fazer um amistoso na Arena contra o Cerâmica e ele marcou um gol.  Ele me contou do jogo eu nem tinha me dado conta que a gente tinha se enfrentado.  Ele guarda com muito carinho esse momento. <