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Simone Oech

Simone Oech 

Tugging on the tail of something bigger, trying to be true and practicing joy

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2016-06-01 07:04:24 (7 comments; 1 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

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2016-05-26 12:13:45 (1 comments; 3 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

This is an awesome game.And beautiful.
I use it to unfocus form something that is bothering me or for quieting my "Yada-yada" brain. Or just because I enjoy it.
Take a look! It is free, and the free single player version kept me happy for a long time. And I liked it so much I paid for the expansion.

Maybe for you??? +Tessa Schlesinger +Tina Vigilante +Icarus Anne Riley +Satyr Icon +AdmiralLadyPaula Rizzuto +dPHender son +Jesus Christ 

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2016-05-25 09:18:54 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

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2016-06-27 09:42:14 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Interesting read. Something to self image and ones own history and connections.




.. and he is just drop dead gorgeous..... and obviously smart. Kicks my "Yum" button!

Interesting read. Something to self image and ones own history and connections.




.. and he is just drop dead gorgeous..... and obviously smart. Kicks my "Yum" button!___

2016-06-24 13:23:52 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

So- do you trust those "expiration dates" on your meds? Think again....

there are certainly some not to mess with, antibiotics, and such. But the usuals, aspirin and others.... well, think again about pitching perfectly good medications.

So- do you trust those "expiration dates" on your meds? Think again....

there are certainly some not to mess with, antibiotics, and such. But the usuals, aspirin and others.... well, think again about pitching perfectly good medications.___

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2016-06-22 13:18:38 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Excerpts:

Election days come and go. But political and social revolutions that attempt to transform our society never end. They continue every day, every week and every month in the fight to create a nation of social and economic justice. That’s what the trade union movement is about. That’s what the civil rights movement is about. That’s what the women’s movement is about. That’s what the gay rights movement is about. That’s what the environmental movement is about.
And that’s what this campaign has been about over the past year. That’s what the political revolution is about and that’s why the political revolution must continue into the future.
Real change never takes place from the top down, or in the living rooms of wealthy campaign contributors. It always occurs from the bottom on up – when tens of millions of people say “enough is enough” and become engagedin the fight for justic... mehr »

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Election days come and go. But political and social revolutions that attempt to transform our society never end. They continue every day, every week and every month in the fight to create a nation of social and economic justice. That’s what the trade union movement is about. That’s what the civil rights movement is about. That’s what the women’s movement is about. That’s what the gay rights movement is about. That’s what the environmental movement is about.
And that’s what this campaign has been about over the past year. That’s what the political revolution is about and that’s why the political revolution must continue into the future.
Real change never takes place from the top down, or in the living rooms of wealthy campaign contributors. It always occurs from the bottom on up – when tens of millions of people say “enough is enough” and become engaged in the fight for justice. That’s what the political revolution we helped start is all about. That’s why the political revolution must continue.
When we began this campaign a little over a year ago, we had no political organization, no money and very little name recognition. The media determined that we were a fringe campaign. Nobody thought we were going anywhere.
Well, a lot has changed over a year.
During this campaign, we won more than 12 million votes. We won 22 state primaries and caucuses. We came very close – within 2 points or less – in five more states.
In other words, our vision for the future of this country is not some kind of fringe idea. It is not a radical idea. It is mainstream. It is what millions of Americans believe in and want to see happen.
And something else extraordinarily important happened in this campaign that makes me very optimistic about the future of our country – something that, frankly, I had not anticipated. In virtually every state that we contested we won the overwhelming majority of the votes of people 45 years of age or younger, sometimes, may I say, by huge numbers. These are the people who are determined to shape the future of this country. These are the people who ARE the future of this country.
Together, in this campaign, 1.5 million people came out to our rallies and town meetings in almost every state in the country.
Together, hundreds of thousands of volunteers made 75 million phone calls urging their fellow citizens into action.
Together, our canvassers knocked on more than 5 million doors.
Together, we hosted 74,000 meetings in every state and territory in this country.
Together, 2.7 million people made over 8 million individual contributions to our campaign – more contributions at this point than any campaign in American history. Amazingly, the bulk of those contributions came from low-income and working people whose donations averaged $27 apiece. In an unprecedented way, we showed the world that we could run a strong national campaign without being dependent on the big-money interests whose greed has done so much to damage our country.

But the political revolution means much more than fighting for our ideals at the Democratic National Convention and defeating Donald Trump.
It means that, at every level, we continue the fight to make our society a nation of economic, social, racial and environmental justice.
It means that we can no longer ignore the fact that, sadly, the current Democratic Party leadership has turned its back on dozens of states in this country and has allowed right-wing politicians to win elections in some states with virtually no opposition – including some of the poorest states in America. The Democratic Party needs a 50-state strategy. We may not win in every state tomorrow but we will never win unless we recruit good candidates and develop organizations that can compete effectively in the future. We must provide resources to those states which have so long been ignored.
Most importantly, the Democratic Party needs leadership which is prepared to open its doors and welcome into its ranks working people and young people. That is the energy that we need to transform the Democratic Party, take on the special interests and transform our country.
Here is a cold, hard fact that must be addressed. Since 2009, some 900 legislative seats have been lost to Republicans in state after state throughout this country. In fact, the Republican Party now controls 31 state legislatures and controls both the governors’ mansions and statehouses in 23 states. That is unacceptable.
We need to start engaging at the local and state level in an unprecedented way. Hundreds of thousands of volunteers helped us make political history during the last year. These are people deeply concerned about the future of our country and their own communities. Now we need many of them to start running for school boards, city councils, county commissions, state legislatures and governorships. State and local governments make enormously important decisions and we cannot allow right-wing Republicans to increasingly control them.
I hope very much that many of you listening tonight are prepared to engage at that level. Please go to my website at berniesanders.com/win to learn more about how you can effectively run for office or get involved in politics at the local or state level. I have no doubt that with the energy and enthusiasm our campaign has shown that we can win significant numbers of local and state elections if people are prepared to become involved. I also hope people will give serious thought to running for statewide offices and the U.S. Congress.
And when we talk about transforming America, it is not just about elections. Many of my Republican colleagues believe that government is the enemy, that we need to eviscerate and privatize virtually all aspects of government – whether it is Social Security, Medicare, the VA, EPA, the Postal Service or public education. I strongly disagree. In a democratic civilized society, government must play an enormously important role in protecting all of us and our planet. But in order for government to work efficiently and effectively, we need to attract great and dedicated people from all walks of life. We need people who are dedicated to public service and can provide the services we need in a high quality and efficient way.
 

Let me conclude by once again thanking everyone who has helped in this campaign in one way or another. We have begun the long and arduous process of transforming America, a fight that will continue tomorrow, next week, next year and into the future.
My hope is that when future historians look back and describe how our country moved forward into reversing the drift toward oligarchy, and created a government which represents all the people and not just the few, they will note that, to a significant degree, that effort began with the political revolution of 2016.
Thank you very much. Good night.
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2016-06-22 12:53:12 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

A revolution can happen.
Bernie does not have to be president for changes to happen, but WE need to act. To vote. To be vocal. To agitate. And if need be to say "This far and no further".

The Berlin wall came down because people stood silently in the streets. Every Monday night.
http://nvdatabase.swarthmore.edu/content/east-germans-protest-democracy-peaceful-revolution-1988-90
Or here:
http://www.inyourpocket.com/leipzig/the-peaceful-revolution-of-1989_56082f?&page=1


via +Admiral Lady Paula 

The start of something good. #OurRevolution___A revolution can happen.
Bernie does not have to be president for changes to happen, but WE need to act. To vote. To be vocal. To agitate. And if need be to say "This far and no further".

The Berlin wall came down because people stood silently in the streets. Every Monday night.
http://nvdatabase.swarthmore.edu/content/east-germans-protest-democracy-peaceful-revolution-1988-90
Or here:
http://www.inyourpocket.com/leipzig/the-peaceful-revolution-of-1989_56082f?&page=1


via +Admiral Lady Paula 

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2016-06-22 09:02:34 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

With enough angry edge, and funny.
Thanks, +Steve Hofstetter 

___With enough angry edge, and funny.
Thanks, +Steve Hofstetter 

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2016-06-21 06:16:56 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Raising bandwidth

As a Simultaneous Interpreter, we interact with a wide array of people and issues, ranging from Sports, to Politics & Religion, and even International Organized Crime.

I was fortunate to be in the Interpretation Team during the recent Permanent Indigenous Peoples' Committee meeting under the auspices of the Forest Stewardship Council, and as it often happens, met some awesome individuals.

One of them brought the following to my attention, and asked me to reshare the plight of Environmentalists and Indigenous Tribes who are trying to maintain or regain their land.

Every reshare helps.

Article in English:
https://www.globalwitness.org/en/reports/dangerous-ground/

Artículo en Español:
https://www.globalwitness.org/en/reports/terreno-peligroso/___Raising bandwidth

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2016-06-13 13:16:28 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

It is not enough.


t/h +Kristin Moran 

This is powerful stuff.___It is not enough.


t/h +Kristin Moran 

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2016-06-13 12:56:04 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

The first line "Frankly, if you are living a normal life, you have nothing to worry about."
Who lives a "normal life"? And who defines what a "normal life" is supposed to be? My normal life is certainly not everyone's normal life. But I consider it normal.....



t/h +annie bodnar 

"After your would-be landlord sends you a request through Tenant Assured, you're required to grant it full access to your Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and/or Instagram profiles. From there, Tenant Assured scrapes your site activity, including entire conversation threads and private messages; runs it through natural language processing and other analytic software; and finally, spits out a report that catalogues everything from your personality to your 'financial stress level.'"

"My personal tenant report includes a list of my closest friends and interests, a percentage breakdown of my personality traits, a list of every time I've tweeted the words 'loan' and 'pregnant,' and the algorithm's confidence that I'll pay my rent consistently."___The first line "Frankly, if you are living a normal life, you have nothing to worry about."
Who lives a "normal life"? And who defines what a "normal life" is supposed to be? My normal life is certainly not everyone's normal life. But I consider it normal.....



t/h +annie bodnar 

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2016-06-08 12:16:39 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Signal Boost. (Please post to ORIGINAL POST)
Ailing kitten and their person in need: Goatsmilk delivery

Texas, close to Huntsville/ Madisonville

see original post for more infos and ongoing ideas and possibilities.

YO, GEEPS!  Animal Lovers, Help!

Any Texans, out there?

Do you know any animal loving Texans?

Please connect me, if you do.

I need FRESH, RAW GOAT MILK that can be shipped within state lines in TEXAS. Or Delivered.

This is to help a fellow geep and an AILING KITTEN.

I'm convinced it will help.

CAN YOU HELP ME FIND A TEXAS FARM OR SANCTUARY THAT WILL SHIP IT FRESH, OVERNIGHT?

Please!!!

I can call or go online with a credit card tonight or first thing tomorrow, but I don't know where to look for a source.

The ship-to location is very rural.

It lies equidistant between Houston, Austin, and ... Dallas, did she say?

Anyway, I can find solutions in my neck of the woods.

I need help finding solutions in Texas.

Can you help?

Thank you,

~RA___Signal Boost. (Please post to ORIGINAL POST)
Ailing kitten and their person in need: Goatsmilk delivery

Texas, close to Huntsville/ Madisonville

see original post for more infos and ongoing ideas and possibilities.

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2016-06-08 12:11:45 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

<still giggling>

t/h +Nora Qudus 

___<still giggling>

t/h +Nora Qudus 

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2016-06-08 08:43:16 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

Wow, maybe a thought for and "gardener-when-not-earning-a-living-or-doing-something-else".
I would like home grown veggies......

t/h +Mike Reeves-McMillan 

This open-source farming CNC machine makes growing crops as easy as playing FarmVille.

___Wow, maybe a thought for and "gardener-when-not-earning-a-living-or-doing-something-else".
I would like home grown veggies......

t/h +Mike Reeves-McMillan 

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2016-06-08 07:51:43 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

The rest of the story.....

t/h +Woozle Hypertwin 

___The rest of the story.....

t/h +Woozle Hypertwin 

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2016-06-07 20:06:38 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

True?
I have found no "reputable" site validating this... buit from this site it looks like there is data.

If so... cool!


t/h +Armando Lioss 

True?
I have found no "reputable" site validating this... buit from this site it looks like there is data.

If so... cool!


t/h +Armando Lioss ___

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2016-06-06 12:24:31 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

So yes. Oh, yes!!!
Beautiful I want to take inspiration from this.
The interesting thing is going to be- what do I want?

Some helpful fashion advice for women over 30.
Via +Piera Coppola ___So yes. Oh, yes!!!
Beautiful I want to take inspiration from this.
The interesting thing is going to be- what do I want?

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2016-06-03 08:07:16 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

For anyone that needs one at the moment.......

Reicht es einfach weiter, egal welche Größe es hat.
es geht nur von Herz zu Herz !___For anyone that needs one at the moment.......

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2016-06-03 06:23:07 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Remember Darwin Awards? Oh, never heard of them? And you have a bit of time to waste amuse yourself with the fatal stupidity of others. there is a collected site : http://www.darwinawards.com/darwin/ (sadly, the collecting seems to have stopped at 2014....)
This site uses the data from the Darwin Awards site to determine which gender is more apt to do fatal  stupid high risk things.

Remember Darwin Awards? Oh, never heard of them? And you have a bit of time to waste amuse yourself with the fatal stupidity of others. there is a collected site : http://www.darwinawards.com/darwin/ (sadly, the collecting seems to have stopped at 2014....)
This site uses the data from the Darwin Awards site to determine which gender is more apt to do fatal  stupid high risk things.___

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2016-06-02 12:07:45 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Oh my. So by implication, that means all the folk that are traumatized by wars- could pass the traumas down in their genes and not "only" by actions that scar the next generations(s)....
<very pessimistic at the moment>
So, how will humanity actually survive? And. Should we? Sometimes humans are so extraordinary. And sometimes so foul.

Oh my. So by implication, that means all the folk that are traumatized by wars- could pass the traumas down in their genes and not "only" by actions that scar the next generations(s)....
<very pessimistic at the moment>
So, how will humanity actually survive? And. Should we? Sometimes humans are so extraordinary. And sometimes so foul.___

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2016-06-01 12:19:54 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Just in case.....

___Just in case.....

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2016-06-01 09:59:23 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

There is something wrong with our country.... on many levels. this is one.


via +Alan Lovejoy
cannot credit the original poster, because G+ won't "give" me the correct profile. "Robert Davidson"
The reason I am not re-posting his post is because he used a tag that I do not agree with. (CopsAreScum)
To me that paints with to broad a brush. That is like saying all meat eaters are murderers, all dogs are viscous.
The article itself makes the case that cops are trained to be violent and not schooled in de-escalation tactics. And in a violent situation to respond with violence.
This does not make it right

There is something wrong with our country.... on many levels. this is one.


via +Alan Lovejoy
cannot credit the original poster, because G+ won't "give" me the correct profile. "Robert Davidson"
The reason I am not re-posting his post is because he used a tag that I do not agree with. (CopsAreScum)
To me that paints with to broad a brush. That is like saying all meat eaters are murderers, all dogs are viscous.
The article itself makes the case that cops are trained to be violent and not schooled in de-escalation tactics. And in a violent situation to respond with violence.
This does not make it right___

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2016-06-01 08:07:44 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Perhaps the one or other will have a small "Aha- so that is why...." moment.



One can hope.

t/h +Woozle Hypertwin 

___Perhaps the one or other will have a small "Aha- so that is why...." moment.



One can hope.

t/h +Woozle Hypertwin 

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2016-06-01 07:04:24 (7 comments; 1 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

I have been reading about the Universal Basic Income for a while now. I find it heartening and exciting that the idea is gaining momentum. That there are organizations (+GiveDirectly for instance) and governments (Sweden, I think) who are doing trials.
And it needs people to keep it rolling and to accelerate it.
Would you be an accelerator? If yes: go for it!

Or simply, find out about the idea, talk about it, wonder about it and help make it part of where we can go.

#UniversalBasicIncome  

t/h +annie bodnar 

___I have been reading about the Universal Basic Income for a while now. I find it heartening and exciting that the idea is gaining momentum. That there are organizations (+GiveDirectly for instance) and governments (Sweden, I think) who are doing trials.
And it needs people to keep it rolling and to accelerate it.
Would you be an accelerator? If yes: go for it!

Or simply, find out about the idea, talk about it, wonder about it and help make it part of where we can go.

#UniversalBasicIncome  

t/h +annie bodnar 

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2016-05-27 20:37:14 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

Oh my. How???

Butterfly___Oh my. How???

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2016-05-27 19:39:58 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Oh. I think I have something in my eyes. Dust, i am sure.
Ummm... people actually want- to connect, to be open.... and this artist documents that.

Oh. I think I have something in my eyes. Dust, i am sure.
Ummm... people actually want- to connect, to be open.... and this artist documents that.___

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2016-05-27 13:18:00 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Spent some time just playing.... and I am pretty pleased with the score! In the top 100 overall, in the top 10 this week, and 1st for today.

Spent some time just playing.... and I am pretty pleased with the score! In the top 100 overall, in the top 10 this week, and 1st for today.___

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2016-05-26 12:13:45 (1 comments; 3 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

This is an awesome game.And beautiful.
I use it to unfocus form something that is bothering me or for quieting my "Yada-yada" brain. Or just because I enjoy it.
Take a look! It is free, and the free single player version kept me happy for a long time. And I liked it so much I paid for the expansion.

Maybe for you??? +Tessa Schlesinger +Tina Vigilante +Icarus Anne Riley +Satyr Icon +AdmiralLadyPaula Rizzuto +dPHender son +Jesus Christ 

This is an awesome game.And beautiful.
I use it to unfocus form something that is bothering me or for quieting my "Yada-yada" brain. Or just because I enjoy it.
Take a look! It is free, and the free single player version kept me happy for a long time. And I liked it so much I paid for the expansion.

Maybe for you??? +Tessa Schlesinger +Tina Vigilante +Icarus Anne Riley +Satyr Icon +AdmiralLadyPaula Rizzuto +dPHender son +Jesus Christ ___

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2016-05-26 11:33:58 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Believe it.
Even if it is pretty unbelievable.
But hey, they work.......

Believe it.
Even if it is pretty unbelievable.
But hey, they work.......___

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2016-05-26 11:31:32 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

It can be done. The government of a country can be brought to "change its mind". Citizens do not have to sit and passively accept what a government does.
But the key is, citizens must work together.
I wonder if the US of A will ever get it together enough to do something like that. And what it would take to spark it. And what the issue(s) might be.

It can be done. The government of a country can be brought to "change its mind". Citizens do not have to sit and passively accept what a government does.
But the key is, citizens must work together.
I wonder if the US of A will ever get it together enough to do something like that. And what it would take to spark it. And what the issue(s) might be.___

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2016-05-25 18:41:47 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaant!

This wood burning camp stove combines the benefits of a lightweight backpacking stove and an off-grid power charger.

http://technology.ideas2live4.com/2016/05/13/wood-burning-camp-stove-that-charges-your-electronics/

You can cook a meal while converting excess heat from the fire into usable electricity that can charge your electronics.

Could you use one on your next camping trip?___Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaant!

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2016-05-25 12:25:17 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

So.... ignorance can be deliberately spread.
Definition of ignorance: lack of knowledge, information, or education; the state of being ignorant. Word Origin and History for ignorance Expand. n. c.1200, from Old French ignorance (12c.), from Latin ignorantia "want of knowledge" (see ignorant).

Definition of stupidity: Stupidity is a lack of intelligence, understanding, reason, wit or sense. Stupidity may be innate, assumed or reactive – a defence against grief or trauma.

I would rather be called ignorant- because I can gain knowledge and change that state.

If you haven't read this article about propaganda intended to instill doubt and ignorance, it's worth your time.___So.... ignorance can be deliberately spread.
Definition of ignorance: lack of knowledge, information, or education; the state of being ignorant. Word Origin and History for ignorance Expand. n. c.1200, from Old French ignorance (12c.), from Latin ignorantia "want of knowledge" (see ignorant).

Definition of stupidity: Stupidity is a lack of intelligence, understanding, reason, wit or sense. Stupidity may be innate, assumed or reactive – a defence against grief or trauma.

I would rather be called ignorant- because I can gain knowledge and change that state.

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2016-05-25 10:47:01 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Anyone for applying themselves and staying more anonymous?

Because "I have nothing to hide" really isn't the same as "everything I do should be broadcast publicly."

I've had this post in mind for some time as I've seen more and more deeply personal data spread across the web. Ashley Madison is a perfect example of that and many people were shocked at just how many real identities were contained in the data, identities that then caused a great deal of grief for their owners.
...
Online privacy is not necessarily about having something to hide, it's often about simply not wanting to share certain activities. If you consider that everything you do on the web might one day become public, you may well find there are classes of site you use where privacy is actually rather important.___Anyone for applying themselves and staying more anonymous?

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2016-05-25 09:18:54 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Very, very important info.
Relevant extract here:
Drowning is almost always a deceptively quiet event. The waving, splashing, and yelling that dramatic conditioning (television) prepares us to look for is rarely seen in real life.
The Instinctive Drowning Response—so named by Francesco A. Pia, Ph.D., is what people do to avoid actual or perceived suffocation in the water. And it does not look like most people expect. There is very little splashing, no waving, and no yelling or calls for help of any kind. To get an idea of just how quiet and undramatic from the surface drowning can be, consider this: It is the No. 2 cause of accidental death in children, ages 15 and under (just behind vehicle accidents)—of the approximately 750 children who will drown next year, about 375 of them will do so within 25 yards of a parent or other adult. According to the CDC, in 10 percent of those drownings,the... mehr »

___Very, very important info.
Relevant extract here:
Drowning is almost always a deceptively quiet event. The waving, splashing, and yelling that dramatic conditioning (television) prepares us to look for is rarely seen in real life.
The Instinctive Drowning Response—so named by Francesco A. Pia, Ph.D., is what people do to avoid actual or perceived suffocation in the water. And it does not look like most people expect. There is very little splashing, no waving, and no yelling or calls for help of any kind. To get an idea of just how quiet and undramatic from the surface drowning can be, consider this: It is the No. 2 cause of accidental death in children, ages 15 and under (just behind vehicle accidents)—of the approximately 750 children who will drown next year, about 375 of them will do so within 25 yards of a parent or other adult. According to the CDC, in 10 percent of those drownings, the adult will actually watch the child do it, having no idea it is happening. Drowning does not look like drowning—Dr. Pia, in an article in the Coast Guard’s On Scene magazine, described the Instinctive Drowning Response like this:
“Except in rare circumstances, drowning people are physiologically unable to call out for help. The respiratory system was designed for breathing. Speech is the secondary or overlaid function. Breathing must be fulfilled before speech occurs.
Drowning people’s mouths alternately sink below and reappear above the surface of the water. The mouths of drowning people are not above the surface of the water long enough for them to exhale, inhale, and call out for help. When the drowning people’s mouths are above the surface, they exhale and inhale quickly as their mouths start to sink below the surface of the water.
Drowning people cannot wave for help. Nature instinctively forces them to extend their arms laterally and press down on the water’s surface. Pressing down on the surface of the water permits drowning people to leverage their bodies so they can lift their mouths out of the water to breathe.
Throughout the Instinctive Drowning Response, drowning people cannot voluntarily control their arm movements. Physiologically, drowning people who are struggling on the surface of the water cannot stop drowning and perform voluntary movements such as waving for help, moving toward a rescuer, or reaching out for a piece of rescue equipment.
From beginning to end of the Instinctive Drowning Response people’s bodies remain upright in the water, with no evidence of a supporting kick. Unless rescued by a trained lifeguard, these drowning people can only struggle on the surface of the water from 20 to 60 seconds before submersion occurs.”
This doesn’t mean that a person that is yelling for help and thrashing isn’t in real trouble—they are experiencing aquatic distress. Not always present before the Instinctive Drowning Response, aquatic distress doesn’t last long—but unlike true drowning, these victims can still assist in their own rescue. They can grab lifelines, throw rings, etc.
Look for these other signs of drowning when persons are in the water:
- Head low in the water, mouth at water level
- Head tilted back with mouth open
- Eyes glassy and empty, unable to focus
- Eyes closed
- Hair over forehead or eyes
- Not using legs—vertical
- Hyperventilating or gasping
- Trying to swim in a particular direction but not making headway
- Trying to roll over on the back
- Appear to be climbing an invisible ladder
So if a crew member falls overboard and everything looks OK—don’t be too sure. Sometimes the most common indication that someone is drowning is that they don’t look like they’re drowning. They may just look like they are treading water and looking up at the deck. One way to be sure? Ask them, “Are you all right?” If they can answer at all—they probably are. If they return a blank stare, you may have less than 30 seconds to get to them. And parents—children playing in the water make noise. When they get quiet, you get to them and find out why._

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2016-05-25 09:09:26 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

I have always thought/ experienced that music changes "things" (emotions, mood) when I listen. That is why I have a group of playlists that I use at different times.
So this makes good sense to me.... and it is about time to remember that a human ia a sensing being, and that all the senses are activated and involved in experiences. We just don't always pay attention.
And "drugs" tend to remove filters- or change them.


What One Scientist Has Learned From Selecting The Music That People Listen To On LSD, During Clinical Trials


Mendel Kaelen, a PhD student in neuroscience at Imperial College, has led several studies investigating the combined influence of music and psychedelic drugs in human trials.

One of the challenges? Choosing the music.

In recent trials, it’s been Kaelen’s responsibility (among other things) to design the perfect playlist for a scientifically-sanctioned psychedelic trip with strict research requirements, a task that requires both a creative sensibility and a respect for the rigorous framework of scientific procedures.


He explained that the need to include music in these trials is borne directly from the rising interest in studying psychedelic drugs and considering how they could be used therapeutically:

One of the main purposes of the Imperial College team’s research with these substances is to explore how they might be used to help treat mental illnesses such as depression.

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What music is suitable for judging emotional responses on acid?

The participants listened to two different playlists, the “emotional potency” of which were balanced based on earlier assessments from a separate group of people.

The selected tracks were among those judged most likeable and least familiar—Kaelen explained that familiarity with a track could influence people’s emotional response.

“If music is too familiar, it can reduce the ability to have a new experience, because you already had an experience with that song before in your life,” he noted.

The resulting playlists both include ambient and neo-classical tracks by artists Brian McBride, Ólafur Arnalds, Arve Henriksen, and Greg Haines. Kaelen said Haines, a British composer, was a popular choice—he’s used tracks by him in several trials.

“His song was just pointed out again and again as a favourite, so to speak,” he said.

The participants in the emotional response study were asked to rate how emotionally affected they were by the music on a scale of 1-100 and to complete a questionnaire known as the GEMS-9, which asked them to give a rating for different kinds of emotional responses to the music, such as peacefulness or tension.

The researchers found that participants reported a significantly higher emotional response to the music when they took LSD, and that emotions related to “wonder,” “transcendence,” “tenderness,” and “power” were particularly increased.

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The study, published in European Neuropsychopharmacology, found that information flow between the parahippocampal cortex—which has been linked to memory—and the visual cortex was reduced under LSD.

But with music as well, communication between these two areas increased.

Importantly, the magnitude of this effect correlated with people reporting more complex visions and particularly images that were autobiographical in nature.

“Very often, people have vivid, eyes-closed imagery, where they are interacting—it’s not like they’re looking at a screen where they see certain images that are entertaining; there’s a personal interaction with that imagery,” said Kaelen.

The personal nature of the psychedelic experience makes it tough to pick a soundtrack.

“That was a very challenging thing actually, because we all have different musical preferences of course,” said Kaelen. They couldn’t allow people to bring their own music as they needed to standardize practices in order to get clean scientific data.

Kaelen started by selecting a library of music which was then put to a separate group to be rated on their emotional impact.

“Initially I wanted to work with very evocative, very emotionally strong neo-classical music, but considering the challenging environment people are in within the fMRI scanner, I actually thought maybe it wouldn’t be a good idea to expose people to really intense emotional environment,” he explained.

“I ended up selecting music that has a very relaxing and very positive general atmosphere within it—mainly music by an ambient music artist called Robert Rich.”

{Ucch... I am not an ambient music fan... If it's not an acoustic or unplugged, non-computerized, non-pretend instrument and/or a real voice, I don't want to hear it...  ~RA }

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While these studies have shed light on the effects of music and LSD when experienced in combination, a driving force of the Imperial College team’s research is to explore how psychedelics could be used in a therapeutic context.

Research has shown that, used under the guidance of a therapist, these drugs could be useful in treating illnesses such as depression, anxiety, and addiction. Kaelen is interested in how music can help.

The basic idea has its roots in psychedelic therapy in the 60s, before these drugs became illegal and therefore harder to work with.

“People started to realize that it’s not the drug itself that provides a therapeutic effect; it’s the experience that the drug is able to produce in interaction with the therapist, with the environment, that has that potential,” explained Kaelen.

“Out of this realization, people basically started to experiment with different ways of how to design the experience; how to make sure that people have an experience that is indeed therapeutic.”

Music was soon recognized as a way to try to help provide some structure to the experience.

Recently, Kaelen was involved in a clinical trial that involved giving psilocybin—the psychedelic compound in “magic mushrooms”—to patients with treatment-resistant depression. (The results have not yet been published.)

The trial took place in a hospital room decorated to look less clinical and scary—Kaelen noted that the sterile hospital room was probably “one of the worst places to take a psychedelic drug.”

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Putting together a playlist for this trial was much more challenging, as it needed to soundtrack the therapeutic environment for around six hours, as opposed to the few minutes in the brain imaging study.

Patients could either listen through the sound system in the room or through earbuds, but the music was always on.

Kaelen said his playlist was partly inspired by the work of previous researchers such as music therapist Helen Bonny, who developed a method called Guided Imagery and Music in the 60s to help explore states of consciousness in a therapeutic context.

He designed his playlist to reflect the changing experience of the drug, from the onset of the psilocybin effects building up to the peak of the experience and then the comedown. “For all these different phases within the playlist, different needs are there to be met that the music can help with,” said Kaelen.

For example, many people are naturally nervous before the drug takes effect, so Kaelen selected music that might be calming and reassuring.

During the onset, the music becomes more rhythmic, and during the peak of the drug’s effect, which lasts a couple of hours, the music swings between different emotional intensities in what Kaelen called a pendulum effect.

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To demonstrate the effect of the music, Kaelen shared with me some patient experiences. In response to “183 Times,” one patient said it was “The peak of the experience, the track that seemed to sum up the whole experience. Moved beyond words, it accompanied the strongest part of the inner journey. Mind blowing."
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There’s not really a science to it—at least not yet.

“To be honest with you, when I started doing it, I also felt the huge responsibility that designing a music playlist like this brings, because people will be influenced by it incredibly,” he admitted.

One major thing Kaelen took from the trial was that, while he still believes there is some universality to music, it’s impossible to make a standardized playlist suitable for everyone.

He suggests that in the future, a therapist should have some way of adapting the music to their individual patients’ needs. Moving forward, that’s something he’s working on.

He emphasized that the most important aspect of using psychedelics therapeutically was having a strong rapport between patient and therapist.

“The music is, in essence, always and only there to be in service of the central therapeutic process; that is to support the highly personal eyes-closed journey that is unfolding over the hours,” he said.


text omitted...___I have always thought/ experienced that music changes "things" (emotions, mood) when I listen. That is why I have a group of playlists that I use at different times.
So this makes good sense to me.... and it is about time to remember that a human ia a sensing being, and that all the senses are activated and involved in experiences. We just don't always pay attention.
And "drugs" tend to remove filters- or change them.

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2016-05-25 06:45:42 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Ok, step has... evolved. All I can say is.. wow. And - enjoy!


t/h +Tejas Richard 

Like I said to the person that shared it with me: I never knew this was something I needed to see before now. I'm unable to stop watching since I've seen it.___Ok, step has... evolved. All I can say is.. wow. And - enjoy!


t/h +Tejas Richard 

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2016-05-23 06:30:39 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

I feel fortunate to be able to speak two languages.
And a little stupid because it is only two. Many around me (in Europe) speak 3-4 languages.

Poor Rosemarie, afraid of the world around her. Pauvre Rosemarie, a peur du monde autour d'elle. Arme Rosemarie, ze is bang voor de wereld om haar heen. गरीब Rosemarie, वह अपने आसपास की दुनिया से डर लगता है। แย่ Rosemarie เธอกลัวของโลกรอบตัวเธอ
___I feel fortunate to be able to speak two languages.
And a little stupid because it is only two. Many around me (in Europe) speak 3-4 languages.

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2016-05-23 05:56:25 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Corporation : "No, no, it is 'reprocessed water' "


t/h +Scott Cramer 

via +Chase Barnes ___Corporation : "No, no, it is 'reprocessed water' "


t/h +Scott Cramer 

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2016-05-19 13:25:17 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Someone posted something to the Addams family film. Which reminded me of this. I do like Wednesday!
There are several seasons of several episodes each. I was thrilled.

Someone posted something to the Addams family film. Which reminded me of this. I do like Wednesday!
There are several seasons of several episodes each. I was thrilled.___

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2016-05-19 12:43:59 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

On the one hand, i could not stop giggling. On the other hand.... its sad.

___On the one hand, i could not stop giggling. On the other hand.... its sad.

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2016-05-19 12:10:47 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Yes, yes, yes, YES! Sixpack rings harm, deform and kill so many lifeforms. Never another plastic sixpack thingy!!!!!


t/h +AdmiralLadyPaula Rizzuto 

"They are 100% biodegradable and edible and are created from the barley and wheat ribbons from the brewing process."

Nice!___Yes, yes, yes, YES! Sixpack rings harm, deform and kill so many lifeforms. Never another plastic sixpack thingy!!!!!


t/h +AdmiralLadyPaula Rizzuto 

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2016-05-19 10:59:49 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

That is the kind of place I would want to go if one day I had to. I visit in a "senior home" once a week over the last months. I find it.... horrifying. Even tho this particular one isconsidered a "good one".

For More Join ► +DID YOU KNOW ?​___That is the kind of place I would want to go if one day I had to. I visit in a "senior home" once a week over the last months. I find it.... horrifying. Even tho this particular one isconsidered a "good one".

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2016-05-18 18:53:52 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Someone who is open to thinking, learning and questioning. And he has put together a great summary of what he has learned.
I am not baptist... I don't really care what is background is. I care that he questions, thinks an learns.

___Someone who is open to thinking, learning and questioning. And he has put together a great summary of what he has learned.
I am not baptist... I don't really care what is background is. I care that he questions, thinks an learns.

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2016-05-18 18:11:28 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Loved the film, series was part of my childhood. And for a while, there was an actress doing shorts of "Wednesday" grown up. unfortunately, sadly, the "owners" of the Adams Family forced her to stop. At least, that is my information at the moment. Stupid of them......

No WONDER I loved that show as a kid!___Loved the film, series was part of my childhood. And for a while, there was an actress doing shorts of "Wednesday" grown up. unfortunately, sadly, the "owners" of the Adams Family forced her to stop. At least, that is my information at the moment. Stupid of them......

2016-05-18 11:47:18 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Bang on!

___Bang on!

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2016-05-17 08:15:52 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

I love this site, and anyon who has time and delight in well formed words, and wants to learn about fascinating books... GO HERE!
This particular article brought me to tears, and I will buy the book described, because I will want to read it again, and also give it to others to read. It may be written for children, but all of us have a child within us.

I love this site, and anyon who has time and delight in well formed words, and wants to learn about fascinating books... GO HERE!
This particular article brought me to tears, and I will buy the book described, because I will want to read it again, and also give it to others to read. It may be written for children, but all of us have a child within us.___

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2016-05-17 07:54:21 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Well done! Never underestimate!
Technology is vunerable.

A Russian Man Armed With a Spear Takes Down Flying Drone at a History Festival in Russia___Well done! Never underestimate!
Technology is vunerable.

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2016-05-17 07:45:02 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Further insanity perpetrated by polititians in the US of A .... land of the (not)Free


#waronwomen

t/h +Mudhooks 

___Further insanity perpetrated by polititians in the US of A .... land of the (not)Free


#waronwomen

t/h +Mudhooks 

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2016-05-15 08:25:58 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

What a neat idea! And I find Ms. Atwood's work compelling. And the Handmaids Tale is eerily close to what I find certain factions want to see as real in the States.

I just happened upon this tidbit and I find it enchanting. Oh how I devoured Ms. Atwood's work, especially "Surfacing."___What a neat idea! And I find Ms. Atwood's work compelling. And the Handmaids Tale is eerily close to what I find certain factions want to see as real in the States.

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2016-05-14 15:29:37 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

All very good ideas. I do some of them..... I think with a bit of care I can do more.
And you?

___All very good ideas. I do some of them..... I think with a bit of care I can do more.
And you?

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2016-05-14 07:10:16 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Alle wissen "eigentlich" das es sch**ße ist, und das die Armen Teilnehmer nicht so recht wissen was mit ihnen geschiet.
Und jetzt: belegt. Also, hört auf euch aufzugeilen and so einer Sendung. Wo keine nachfrage ist, .........

Nice.___Alle wissen "eigentlich" das es sch**ße ist, und das die Armen Teilnehmer nicht so recht wissen was mit ihnen geschiet.
Und jetzt: belegt. Also, hört auf euch aufzugeilen and so einer Sendung. Wo keine nachfrage ist, .........

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