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The Most Beautiful,Soothing Vocals:
Healing Meditation Music by: Sudha – Moola Meditation [HQ]
(Dennis mentioned Sharanam in the last Cafe)
Here is an Inspector Morse TV episode …
Inspector Morse SE04 E01 The Infernal Serpent
The Two Ronnies Four Candles HD
Waiter ! please give us a coffee and a dark beer, for Paul and me. Hi, Paul, just alone ? can I sit down at your table ?…don’t say yes,,cause you’ll agree again with me…just let the time flow with some memories :
When the evening bells are calling,
For a pray before the night,
Just another day is going,
Shining Sun has done its plight
Inky shadows grow in town,
Coming closer with the Moon,
Whispering all night till dawn,
Gathering at blue lagoon
In my dreams, I fly away
In the song of bells, I sway,
Far beyond my sleeping bone,
Far away from hearts of stone
When the evening bells are calling,
In my memories of closing past
From my eyes the tears are falling,
Cleaning soul from bitter dust
Fearful dreams or sleepless night,
Yet another day will follow,
With the weakness and the might,
With the teachings for tomorrow
In my dreams, I fly away
In the song of bells, I sway,
Far beyond my sleeping bone,
Far away from hearts of stone
When the evening bells are calling,
In the past which I recall,
From my eyes the tears are falling,
Cause that past it is no more
Memories in candle’s light
In the darkness of my room,
Memories of peace and fight,
In the scent of candle’s fume
In my dreams, I fly away
In the song of bells, I sway,
Far beyond my sleeping bone,
Far away from hearts of stone
Every day, there is a calling :
“You live now , not in the past”
It is like a friendly warning,
For the first and for the last.
Evening Bells (Вечерний звон) – Alexandrov Red Army Choir (2013)
This song is melting the ice from our hearts, thank you Azorka !
Best one I’ve read, cheers.
It may be from me, Dimitar, but there are many, many much more better poets out there…anyway I really appreciate your words.
Don’t ever underestimate yourself. A few lines of simple words often comprise the best poetry. Its the intention behind the words that’s important.
…and of the course, the images. The images strike the imagination of the reader, bringing the poet’s idea alive.
“A Noiseless Patient Spider”
A noiseless patient spider,
I mark’d where on a little promontory it stood isolated,
Mark’d how to explore the vacant vast surrounding,
It launch’d forth filament, filament, filament, out of itself,
Ever unreeling them, ever tirelessly speeding them.
And you O my soul where you stand,
Surrounded, detached, in measureless oceans of space,
Ceaselessly musing, venturing, throwing, seeking the spheres
to connect them,
Till the bridge you will need be form’d, till the ductile anchor hold,
Till the gossamer thread you fling catch somewhere, O my soul.
ioan, so lovely…thank you.
I think you and I have a similar relationship with our memories, our nostalgia, as it were. I will turn 76 in the middle of next month. Were I not able to cry over some of the “spilt milk,” I would be destitute of feeling, hard of heart. Were I not able, however, to laugh with and befriend the past (as well as the present), I would be a miserable creature, indeed.
When the water passes under the bridge, it is both gone and still there. This is the duality, the yin and the yang. It is the basic, binary “code.” It is this that the human brain can comprehend that a computer never will. A computer may calculate what lies between zero and one, It can “mask” one set of zeros and ones, thus sending this messge straight on through to the Saker’s hired servers in Iceland. Amazing! But not one of the computers that deliver my packets of information to your computer will ever “understand” what they have calculated.
Father Sky and Mother Earth, Old Mother West Wind and her Merry Little Breezes, and all the Energies of the Universes, are not in opposition but are complementary. Opposition is destructive, cooperation is instructive. Evil is found in unyielding opposition to this, to what IS. And it is true that what will be, will BE.
I lie me down to sleep, listen to the warnings and take them under advisement, and then drift off to a sound sleep–to the “bells” of the sugar-plum fairies. Sometimes, this time of year, Thor is about, so I do keep a flashlight nearby. Why not?
Yes GrandmaR, I am a nostalgic indeed, the everyday reality turns me always on my feet. Life is a joy and a struggle, there are good details which we will remember and bad ones to learn from them.Even the bad ones will have another light when looking back. Thank you for your sincere words and also for your appreciation for the drawings !
I slipped and fell
My feet caught in a wheel.
This stain won’t wash
This wound won’t heel.
Yesterday a river
The smiling face of fear.
The steady gallop’s bride
Today a single tear.
Where are you love
That I may know?
My falcon freed to fly
Where do you go?
I will return,
As outcast crows dissolve.
Night rainbows melt,
And the burning sky revolves.
Yesterday a river
Swept all hope aside.
Today a single tear;
The steady gallop’s bride.
I slipped and fell
My feet caught in a wheel.
This stain won’t wash
This wound won’t heel.
Where are you love,
That I may know?
My falcon freed to fly
Where do you go?
I will return;
Outcast crows dissolve.
Night rainbows fade
As the burning sky revolves.
P.S. The line “This wound won’t heel” was originally a typo,
but I chose to keep “heel” over “heal”, ie; “This wound won’t relent…”
Thanks to GrandmaR for providing the image that set off this little train of word/image play.
Thank YOU, Dimitar. It is truly wonderful how much you were able to squeeze out of the sponge with which I wipe up my spilt milk — makes all those errors of my ways worthwhile. (And do not forget my mother, who wiped up after me long before I was able to, and often said, “Don’t cry over spilt milk.”)
You’re welcome. It’s for my mum, who passed away recently. So perhaps its fitting.The spilt milk is a metaphor for regret of course. Of which I dont have any. Poetic licence etc. We linger over the past, its like a wound that slowly heals. Just missing those we love, watching them part, one by one is tough. Maybe my next piece should be “the sponge”, lol. Regards.
Crypto Friends, we have a freefall out there today! It is carnage! If you have not been to coinmarketcap, perhaps consider if you really want to go and take a look, or just stick your head into a hole somewhere lol.
Not sure what you suggesting in this comment- a buying opportunity?
Perhaps if you have what they call ‘dry powder’. I made no suggestion, only commented that the crypto markets are falling like a stone this day. I’m not a trader, so cannot suggest what is a buying opportunity.
If nothing else, the crypto market is an excellent metaphor for the maturation of the mind of strategic players …..(think World Cup now……) and its interested observers…..ie almost everyone who visits this Vineyard……
Other than exercise for the billions of children and young adults mostly, that play soccer or other sports……what good are they??? for the spectators, the fanatics (fans) who obsess over them, as though it mattered much….Who Won……Ans: imho is the metaphorical power of these “games” and sports to…. incite the passions and imaginations of the masses……metaphorically!
I suppose that’s some kind of Poetic Start, at least! Though very few will ever catch up to ioan….LOL
Not many can sit down and imagine and create a poem in a Café like ioan did today. A few more can read and be moved, make personal anecdotal contributions and links that build the effect……and a lot more than that can read and quietly appreciate…….but millions……MILLIONS! can spend an hour or three passionately connecting……..metaphorically, spiritually somehow (I’m making fun of it, and at the same time……NOT!) to “the thrill of victory”….or “the agony of defeat”……..of their National Team……on the field…..in Russia!
Or their child on the soccer or baseball field.
I think the most serious players in the cryptosphere literally don’t care where the prices go any given day or quarter. I only care a little for those who entered at BTC $12,000 – $19,000 + because their faith in their own judgment is now severely tested, shaken somewhat roughly….they may be suffering emotionally…….(but building character!!) ..and if they risked more than they could afford to lose 100% of….say 5% of liquid investable net worth for a mature person whose peak earning years are past….or 10-20% of it for a young an energetic person on the rise…..well, they were reckless, abandoned risk management…..and I suppose…..Have to Learn the Hard Way….that There Are Bold Traders……and There Are Old Traders……but There Are NO OLD BOLD Traders!
Opportunity? Absolutely, compared to Dec 2017!!
But How Low Can She Go???
Maybe not so great, compared to next week, if BTC goes under 5K.
But it can shoot up and I think it will, sooner or later. Deal with it! Or if you can’t or don’t have time (there ARE things that Are More Important, after all!) don’t be concerned with either FUD or FOMO.
If you are emotional and would suffer a lot and don’t want to learn anything new, couldn’t endure the criticism if someone found out you were “down” 20-30-40%……ummm….I don’t think the crypto-sphere is for you and 5% of your investable liquid net worth.
If you endured all of that, and rather than Disappearing From The World Like The Hula Hoop or VHS Videotape, a significant (a few thousand dollars or euros worth) little personal crypto-portfolio of yours ROSE 10 times in a year or 100 times in 3 years or 1000 times in 10 years and you fear such an occurrence might quite possibly destroy your sense of self and make you consumed by socialist guilt…….why run that risk either??
On the other hand, If you are Determined to Learn……can absolutely deal with either Gain or Loss, Envy or Ridicule….and think you could laugh and Enjoy Life EITHER Way…KAPUT….or “to the Moon”….you just might be suited to “play”.
Same goes for real politics. Not the 100% spectator….. not -at-real- risk variety of pretend politics…….the more serious, adult kind.
I think amarynth knows It Will Be BIG…read her Internet of Money Article again…and has a natural urge to want to benefit the community and its members individually………………I think she will have done that in my case and a few others that don’t comment……..but in general, You Can Lead A Horse To Water—-But You Can’t Make It Drink…..
I pick up on a lot of signs and am not the least bit worried. But I will share some of those signs and ideas for creators of content in a later comment.
“But How Low Can She Go???”
$2000 bro, if all bubbles are fated to lose 90% of their value. Certainly, 2017 was a bubblelicious year for bitcoin. 2018 S1 is 4000ish, don’t think it will find a bottom this year.
I’m with Bro … it does not really matter how low we go excepting for the miners .. they’re entering dangerous territory. (I’m old fashioned here … hashes or it did not happen!) Perhaps and I’m just musing here, it will kill the ‘lambo mindset’ which is not doing anyone any good in my view. But, the dogs bark and the caravan moves on.
Today, I would like to touch on the subject and misuse of the word “Fascism”
Unfortunately this video in only in Greek, and not your average street Greek as this professor uses Greek language at it’s best. He also, wonderfully explains the word and phenomenon.
What would ‘fascism’ in your estimation mean or entail, Anonius? Or perhaps give us a summary of the professor’s conclusions?
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77 years ago today started “Operation Barbarossa”
Believe it or not, I was thinking on this all day long. The greatest battles, the greatest clashes of modern history of mankind, the epic clash between two titans…I couldn’t watch the World Cup even if I would liked them. The fate of so many soldiers and civilians in the large Russian plains with their struggle and sufferings, have followed me many, many years, even today. Many stories were told and written but much more were not told and written. That date of fate, the famous catch 22…which is…a Master’s Number.
What an interesting synchronicity (or Fate, depending on the mood)… looking at the “belligerents” on wiki kind of says it all. Thanks Azorka and ioan.
The world cup now goes into FIFA/NATO mode, it seems? Protecting the socio-political “investments”? It was fun while it lasted… The opening round is always the most interesting, after that, it seems to me that the games become more about FIFA’s preference, politics, projections.
How the chauvinistic consul concealed his views – Anatoliy Shariy
Anti-Semitism scandal at the Hamburg Consulate of Ukraine
The poetry here has inspired me to do a search and I have found …
Oy to ne vecher – Practice Russian
Working with poetry and song is very productive to language learning. I have studied the above video a few times but need a refresher. Repetition is also the key to remembering any strange word, and of course we are all forgetful. The teacher is one of the best on YouTube. Have a pen and paper ready, be ready to pause the video and write … she can be quick and sometimes misses and overlooks as native speakers do. In time we will sing this song in Russian while understanding every word … a complete understanding.
Russian language learners need to install Yandex browser in Russian and know the word Переводчик … Translator … Pere-vod-chik. Use the supplied keyboard, use Russian input, see what happens. There are times when the translator ‘does not know’, or lead astray, do not dismay, for sooner or later, you will find your way.
… to further assist the study of “Oy, to ne vecher” …
(click on the links for critical language information etc.)
Super busy next week, but let me try to do a few little things, blurbs for my crypto-assignment for the Vineyard.
Whether crypto “dies” and is “buried” in the summer of 2018 or…………….. IS Just Getting Started and soon takes off like a rocket……..again….for at least the 10th, 12th time in 9 years…..I will drop a few little “signs” in here….that mostly point…to me at least….to the latter as the more enduring long term reality.
Here I am talking personal finance not strategic politics…….although crypto will also play a role in the future macro-world …..I am fairly sure. Leave that for another category of comment.
So, since the heady days at the close of last year entered nearly 6 months of downward and sideway “chop” one of the items in my diversification I paid attention to, as a marker was BNB or the cryptocurrency token of the exchange that I enjoy the most.
Go on binance.com and click on the “exchange tab” at the top left and you will see the “Bid” and “Ask” action for USD to BTC or BTC or ETH to numerous other crypto-currencies (like BNB…the exchange’s own coin…) as price moves up and down with large and tiny orders either getting filled or sometimes never getting filled.
Often I would put my order in near the bottom of the trading range for the last 24 hours or the last month if the market was sliding a bit……..and it would not fill for hours of occasionally checking in on it……but then WAS filled during the night and there in the Binance Exchange particular coin wallet for my account….the next morning. That feels better than getting immediately filled “at market”……for me at least.
Anyway, I immediately liked Binance when it was recommended to me last fall by my advisory service and BNB (if I recall correctly….) was around 3 bucks or slightly lower. Now it’s in the mid teens plus.
I liked their philosophy of lowering your fees if you always maintained some BNB on the exchange. The fees charged to your BNB were going to be less….in dollar or euro equivalent than if you had no BNB, and they charged for their service by taking a tiny percentage of what other crypto you were trading for or moving off the exchange for wallet with your own private key, not theirs. Recommended as standard practice!
In this chop and slide of the last 5-6 months I would often check BNB action on Coinmarketcap.com or coincodex.com …….not to count anything…..(I have Anonymouse for that….he’s ON IT! Delegate, delegate, delegate….. LOL) but as an indicator, a sign of wtf is going on.
For example, if you go on coincodex.com and change the graph setting at the top for % change in 7 days to 1 year…..you will see that BNB is not far off the High of Late 2017!
That’s resiliency compared to most others.
THEN, in this day and age, you can Go A Little Deeper and listen to the CEO of Binance on you tube and get more confidence:
The speed of the transactions on the exchange, the huge volume of new accounts added daily…..the sharpness of this Taiwanese guy frpm Vancouver Canada….I think I heard somewhere…. (headed to Malta!…so they say….crypto friendly jurisdiction) in explaining the whole vision for a rapidly changing future in the entire “space” and Binance’s future in particular.
So. down as much as 60-70 % on some of the “diversifications”.I did (BTC, ETH, EOS and others still up, through thick and thin…….) But Why Worry???
Risk Management (position size and diversification) in place. Long term hold. Nothing to do, but Learn More.
BNB is a bright spot indicator. Up 500+ % in less than a year……enduring well through the roughest part of 2018….and adding accounts like gangbusters,,,,and Getting Ready….Big Time for what’s ahead..
Not a bad mini-indicator, IMHO.
If you are worried about being down a bit in 3 months or 6 months, wrong temperament, IMHO.
If you aren’t worried about such trifles…… It IS Probably An Opportune Time.
The Best Time?? Maybe not………..but it could be the last time BTC is still at 4 digits….pretty soon….so why quibble if you want “to play”…..lace up your booties…or it may be soon a bit expensive to get on the That Particular Field of Learning.
Which is What We Are Here For……what ever field (or fields!!) you choose to play and learn on.
More “signs” to come.
bitcoin: my approach is very practical.
I started with detachment and ,Bro 93, your 05% rule. Then I have wonderful friends who are professional market speculators ( they are grinding their teeth a bit as they have a lot more in the game). Finally I watched a man, totally non brilliant like me, but who just was fanatically loyal to Apple for 20 years or more as it split and gathered speed as he made millions.
My world view is that if we do not resist in all ways we will all end up as serfs to the system or slaves to the technocratic elite . We’ll wait for the Google buses to come like in San Francisco to pick us up , their cherished employees, who are the few who will even afford the minuscule apartments rented for obscene prices-as we are whisked the away to the few coveted jobs left in America.
Bro considers that Foxconn are non-exploitative but rather represent pulling hundreds of millions out of poverty.
He will have a bigger apartment than most.
… following through on the Russian song … five versions of …
Russian Language rythmics with Oy to ne vecher
… and concluding, after studies …
Kristina Vikhrova – Oh, It Is Not Yet Evening / Ой то не вечер (lyrics & translation)
… and …
Oy, to ne vecher / Ой, то не вечер (with lyrics / текст) ● Cossack folk Song
Just in case people here have lost interest or forgotten about the Skripal false flag saga, here’s NATO’s chief warrior rehashing the lies:
Embassy Press Officer’s reply to a media question concerning the statement of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Russia
Question: How would you comment on the statement of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg circulated by the British media concerning alleged Russia’s involvement in the Salisbury incident?
Answer: Mr Stoltenberg’s allegation that Russia “has no qualms about using military-grade nerve agents on our streets” is blatant and reckless disinformation misleading British people and the international community. If Mr Stoltenberg has any proof, he must present it immediately. Until he does so, his assertions are nothing but unsubstantiated allegations supported neither by facts nor by evidence.
He should be reminded that the inquiry into the Salisbury incident is not finished. According to Prime Minister’s National Security Adviser Sir Mark Sedwill’s speech on 1 May at the Commons Defence Committee, the British authorities were yet to establish any suspects, while, as Deputy Assistant Commissioner Dean Haydon said on 5 June, “there are still a number of lines of inquiry being progressed”. All this suggests that the British political leadership hastened to put forward charges against Russia by making serious allegations just a few days after the incident without due process of law.
It remains unclear why Mr Stoltenberg repeated the anti-Russian speculations of the British authorities, while the latter are apparently doing everything to hush up and classify the circumstances of the poisoning of the Skripals. By pressing its allies to show “solidarity” and failing to present any proof of what had occurred in Salisbury the British authorities have put their partners in a difficult situation. The only way out for them is to demand the Conservative government to apologise to Russia and to hold a transparent joint investigation.
We would like to convey the same message to GCHQ Director Jeremy Fleming, who accused Russia of “blatant disregard for the consequences of its actions” and an “attack against Sergei and Yulia Skripal” during his visit to NATO Headquarters on 19 June. Before thanking their partners for “solidarity” on Salisbury, it would be worthwhile for the UK to consider providing them with something more substantial than “plausibility”, which to date remains the only basis of the entire UK policy on the Skripals case.”
Rus. Embassy wrote directly to Prince Charles especially visitng Salisbury to give it boost too…..
Professional dissembler GCHQ Director Jeremy Fleming (not Ian?) and Grand High Belligerent Stoltenberg might care to comment on this link below. No need to tax your minds, just read the second paragraph and respond, preferably without empty insults, smear or flim-flam.
On second thoughts, don’t bother -you both know exactly ‘who dunnit’ and it certainly wasn’t Russia.
“We “are buy skripals home and chattels …plus “compensate “DS Bailey some 430.000£…..sighs……stranger and stranger….perhaps Russian government should buy it to prove no chemicals ……..
Basic summary of the Artists formerly known as QAnon recommending a “proofs” page (qproofs.com), and evidence pointing at various parties on 8chan who’ve apparently posted as QAnon for at least the last month. A lot more where this came from. Abandon all hope ye who enter here.
(YT video, basic info is w/in 5 minutes; I think there’s enough “proof” here not to follow this LARP anymore?)
Issac Green: QAnon linked to CBTS insiders
[Note that QAnon has turned into a cash cow for numerous youtubers, thus motive for the continuing caper.]
Music Break …
The Psychedelic Furs – Heartbreak Beat (Video)
… and …
Jay & The Americans – Cara Mia
China trying to regulate ever-growing number of electronic bikes
Armchair Cafe Theology (ACT) Part 32
Love is All. It is the Law. Violate love and violate all. “God is Love.” (1 John 4:8). The first division of the Love Army has the charge to “think love.” Thinking anything not connected to love is a useless distraction and worse, since it leads to evil and endless war. This kind of love is automatic, cause and effect, definite, absolute and irrevocable. When we qualify and water it down, we are in the realm of knowledge, not love. Knowledge is Power, and when it aspires to be absolute, it becomes the seed of evil and endless war.
My heart cries out for love from its prison of knowledge and power. Love responds to my cry for help, but in her language and according to her rules. I must think of her night day in every known way as she appears in all. In our first full flowering on this planet, we celebrated her in song, dance, drama, eating, sleeping, birthing, dying, sex and in all of life. But the seed of evil sprouted in our midst, causing us to forget how to think, and so we sink into consequences unforeseen.
In our original love state, we lived in small communities where everyone knew everyone else intimately and sexually, according to safe and sacred ceremonies; beginning with conception when our soul embodied flesh via a sperm-fertilized egg, in the passionate embrace of lovers, in full view of infants, children, teens, adults and elders, including vulva and penis and their revered sexual fluids.
Each person could “think love” with each cell and atom of her body, in common with every other body, in an ecstatic communion with nature’s rhythms and orgasms, which made “the world go ‘round.” Such a life was “too much” for some who chose power as an easier way, and turned their hearts upside down, and made “the world go square.” We haven’t been the same since, and my heart grieves and reaves from consequences unforeseen.
In peace, Love Army warriors shed their armor and with shameless nakedness rest in the bower. When the bower or its young are threatened, men and women turn into “Tigers, tigers, burning bright in the forest of the night.” Or in Henry V’s rousing call: “In peace, nothing so becomes a man or woman as modest stillness and humility, but when the blasts of war blow in our ears, then imitate the action of the tiger.”
Such a battlefield with empire is not so much out there as in my own body and soul; not a time to be weak kneed or faint hearted. That’s why I must simply heal my heart or die trying. The empire will not yield an inch without a fight, take prisoners or give quarter, and neither should I. When the chips are down, there is no “art of the deal” but only confrontation with the real. Brave words that can be proven only by braver deeds.
I am as weak as weak can be, but it’s not about me; it’s about love and what it is I’m made of–at the core, which war will bring to the fore. Such is the glory of war, when the fight is just and the cause right. Then the saker proves to be a falcon, and a vineyard produces fruit worthy of its name. The first division is joined by nine other divisions for an army of men and women, one hundred thousand strong. I may be right or I may be wrong, but I definitively will be wrong if I do not sing my song, whose words are “love, lover and lovers”; other words being mere commentary on those three, a Godly Trinity of Community.
Report from the belly of the Beast:
Looks as if a New York based group called Mobile Home Action and Mobile Home Education Fund sponsored by the Tides Foundation based out of New York is organizing a classic counter insurgency campaign against the State of California based mobile home advocacy group called GSMOL. They have loads of money via something called Advocacy fund and are proceeding along the 4 classic initial counter insurgency techniques: infiltration, confusion/smoke screen, lying/disinformation, sabotage.
The problem? well, GSMOL advised its local group how to organize the passage of a rent stabilization ordinance in Humboldt County which this MHA group claimed as its victory (step 3 initial counter insurgency). Rent stabilization is a big issue with the people of California because more and more folks are becoming homeless because of huge rent increases as the Democrats neglect to build housing ( and of course the Democratic Party voting, non citizen immigrants have to go somewhere in these sanctuary cities which means that the few publicly funded low rent units are increasingly become unavailable.)
So I joined GSMOL. These MHA types are slime-balls probably retired CIA operatives hired by Soros to help kill a social reform movement in the bud. Nope, not going to happen. You cannot leave decapitated heads of local labor leaders Latin America style on the streets of California or hire MS-13 Lumpen types to intimidate a people’s movement.
Not here. Not now. But these scum are going to try.
Good for you. God speed. I’ve been homeless, a rentier, renter and motor home dweller. I’ll see what the Love Army can do. It saved me from Hotel California fires, and brought me here where I pay no rent at all, and enjoy a large house on 2500 acres, with an extended family, thanks to the cranberry business. I couldn’t afford the rents in Ojai but love takes care of me in other ways. If we lived again in small, independent and self-sufficient commons, rentiers and renters would be unknown. Mission Impossible? “All things are possible with God.” Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.” Mark 9:23 KJV.
… and in the Chinese countryside, people in those small communities rally together to build a couple a house, and do so whenever a house is required. No bank loans are required. This modern China has many problems, for the cost of medicine is unaffordable when serious health issues arise, and people are having to die or borrow excessively large amounts of money, usually from extended family. I knew communist China where I paid 10 cents to see a doctor and where medicine and education was affordable. China has the full spectrum of ultra rich and ultra poor, not what anyone could seriously call out as being communist or “community minded”. What are those “Ghost Cities” all about? I agree with many things you speak of Dennis.
I blame Dennis for this. Felix Dennis.
Other Dennises,, even Rodman, may unfortunately take their share of flak by association.
That’s the Way the Nominalist Cookie Crumbles.
Besides WIRED Magazine which appears now to be a nerdy techno-rag of the Empire, British Magazine Publishing Whizz and now Dead Poet Felix Dennis was responsible for the slick Bachelor Rag……MAXIM………today .reporting from Russia…and the World Cup…or cyberspace, I can’t figure out which……..Tinder? Tender? Double Cup Double Entendre???
I don’t get it.
What on earth is a “right swipe”??
See if you can figure it out:
An Interesting Music – Cartoon Break …
a-ha – Take On Me (Official Music Video)
Tens of thousands protesters in London demand new vote on Brexit
(read the comments)
100 Million Chinese Lose Their Homes ( NHK documentary)
Time to Get Serious.
No, not the latest London Paul podcast. It was real good, as usual, but I lack the time and energy to transcribe notes from all of those podcasts.
You know something? I think my best man might know London Paul or collaborate closely with him. And I am able to at least copy and paste a link of his (Harley’s) interview published today on X-22 Report:
Removing The Private Central Bank Is A Challenge, Those Who Tried Were Stopped: Harley Schlanger
Are We Up To The Challenge Now? More so than any time in the last Century Plus, I would say. Not easy, but so what?? I will take More Possible Than Any Time In My Life…….any time!
And I am really glad that Dennis has a nice place where he is welcomed and loved despite too modest means to rent in Ojai……and That Sort of Love IS a Very, Very Good Thing!
But how far will it go, as a policy even in the USA, much less in more grim situations around the globe??
How many 2500 acre estates are there for all those human beings worthy of love, To Fall Back On When Thing Get Rough Where They Are Now?? Without getting shot as trespassers?
The micro-situation in one little piece of Wisconsin is encouraging!
But guys, we have to take care of the macro situation. Harley does know his stuff about that…….as so many of the commenters comment.
The few dissenters I have heard endlessly bleating the same incompetency, for the last 40 years. Nothing ever changes, for those that want no change. even after it happens! LOL.
Well, (eye roll, eye roll) it was an excellent morale weak for the Q Army.
I’m just reporting facts here, not taking sides. Don’t kill the messenger.
Anti-zionists will find a Q-friend in Bill Smith who seems to be a really street smart social media guy..( I am an inept non-participant in “friend” and “Likes” gathering..but like Q…..LOL such things are a current day political factor, regardless of what I do or don’t do…) ..but I’ll admit that Smith gets sent some political hot potato items by Tweets…….2 days ago Smith gets sent a picture of a hefty dude with a VIP badge and Q Shirt….real close up to the stage that Trump walks on and points directly and encouragingly to the guy’s Q-Shirt….received on Smith’s Twitter Feed:
A wee bit of a sign of presidential approval?? Maybe???
I guess a T shirt could = a MAGA Shirt going forward…..and a TQ Shirt might combine the two……but the bottom line question is: Will Trump abandon US -AZ Empire and be content with a mere Trump Brand RE Empire???
Or Screw The Pooch and The Republic and lose his entire base minus the Fundies Awaiting Armageddon and The Rapture For the Greater Glory of Zion???
It’s a tough call, but I think ya gotta be open to a Bankruptcy Liquidator Role for him as Empire to Republic transitioner……..while you (Flyover Country Red States……including China….and in “former times”….Russia/USSR..)……. keep your powder dry….And Watch Him And His Enemies Very Closely.
As I previously asserted, it seems the Litmus Test has got to be Real Action (finally!) on Pedo-Gate and Very Young Humans Trafficking…….and whether Real Heads Begin to Roll Soon Among the Podestas, Clintons and other Cabal members of at least middle rank…..or not.
Well Pizzagate symbolism decoders, here ya go, same video as above, with one of those African-American Cabal Slaves Whose Proudly Displayed Ring Shows the Symbol for Preference For Young Boys, In the Open And In You Face:
Followed by some pretty good comments on his wish for some real black American political leaders.
Bill does need to talk to Cynthia McKinney and get her take on how AIPAC and the ADL have not only got a ton of black “leaders” back on the plantation, but enslaved to sexual deviancy and depravity and political blackmail to boot.
— a young idealist in the US military.. his statement on the reality he discovered there…well worth reading..
” I am a combat veteran with the First Ranger Battalion, a recent graduate of West Point and a former second lieutenant who was stationed at Fort Drum, N.Y. …
..As a teenager, I believed the United States military was a force of good for the world. I thought that I signed up to fight for freedom and democracy, to protect my loved ones and my country from harm. My experiences showed me otherwise.
After bearing witness to the senseless destruction in Afghanistan during my combat deployment to Khost Province in the summer of 2011, I knew that our wars must be stopped. I was assigned to my platoon as an assistant machine-gunner. I took part in missions where human beings were killed, captured and terrorized.
However, the horror wrought by the U.S. military’s overseas ventures is not limited to combat engagements alone. Some nights, we barely did anything at all but walk through a village. As such, the longer I was there, the more it became apparent that the mere presence of an occupying force was a form of violence. .. I felt like I was little more than a bully, surrounded by the most well-armed and technologically advanced military in history, in one of the poorest countries in the world. ..
I saw many of my fellow soldiers all too eager to carry out violence for the sake of violence. There is no honor in such bloodlust; quite the contrary. I saw firsthand how U.S. foreign policy sought to carry out the subjugation of poor, brown people in order to steal natural resources, expand American hegemony and extinguish the self-determination of any group that dare oppose the empire. ..
Idealistic and without a coherent worldview yet, I thought that perhaps pursuing an officer’s commission would allow me to change things and help put a stop to the madness. I was wrong…
..Upon returning to Fort Benning, Ga., to begin my training as an infantry officer following graduation, I was filled with dread. It was like I was in a place simultaneously familiar and unknown. There were things I noticed that my 18-year-old self could not have recognized before.
..Most strikingly, I observed the scope of the brainwashing within the ranks, from bald, buzz-cut, mostly teenage infantrymen fresh out of training, to college graduates eager to lead those naïve soldiers into America’s next war. I felt witness to a collective delusion—one that I was once a part of, but had somehow miraculously escaped….
..To those soldiers who I’ve heard from, and to those I haven’t yet, I hope that you too find the courage to lay your weapons down with me, and refuse your orders to kill and die for the benefit of a handful of ruling-class elites at the great expense of the rest of us..
..To this day, I stand by my convictions, despite the efforts of ranking officers to pressure me into silence. I believe that standing up for the exploited and the oppressed is the most honorable thing we can do as people. No job should hinder or repress this pursuit, which is why I decided to resign my commission as an officer in the United States Army.. “
anon posted a recent essay…but there’s not much new about the ideas in it…
“To the Person Sitting in Darkness”, Mark Twain…
Evidently merely objecting does not change the Policy, since it’s been partnparcel every since Muka discovered the joys of stealing from dead Indians… Dead? Well, yeah…http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/HNS/Scalpin/oldfolks.html
Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the essay anon posted url for is the dog that did not bark…what’s missing?
The window into the syllabus at West Point… shows us that they do not teach murkun history there…
They teach something else. Steinbeck says much the same thing about the nazi officers in The Moon is Down… Is natural feature of all invading forces? Maybe…
Thanks, anon, for the recent essay…
“To a Person Sitting in Darkness” is a total classic, I keep coming back to it. I have a copy here from 1926.
“”To a Person’… appeared in the North American Review, 1901. It was reprinted in pamphlet form by the Anti-Imperialist League. This pamphlet is now rare.
Both of these articles are excluded from all editions of Mark Twain’s collected writings, and are, therefore, not readily accessible; they are among the most vigorous and characteristic writings of this picturesque American. These circumstances have prompted an admirer to print this small issue for distribution among friends.”
Time to resurrect the Anti-Imperialist League, a forgotten popular movement.
Apart from the external structural aspects of empire, what is interesting is the internal individual aspects ? e.g.
1. How can a individual with integrity work themselves out of the Matrix ? how few do it ( manning, snowden, winner etc)… so how difficult it must be…
‘ As a teenager, I believed the United States military was a force of good…I signed up to fight for freedom and democracy…witness to the senseless destruction in Afghanistan…felt like I was little more than a bully…my fellow soldiers all too eager to carry out violence for the sake of violence. .. no honor in such bloodlust…saw firsthand how U.S. foreign policy…Idealistic and without a coherent worldview…things I noticed that my 18-year-old self could not have recognized before…find the courage to lay your weapons…To this day, I stand by my convictions ‘
2. How is the Matrix internally enforced ?
‘ the efforts of ranking officers to pressure me into silence…the scope of the brainwashing within the ranks…felt witness to a collective delusion—one that I was once a part of, but had somehow miraculously escaped… etc
I too believed, but also knew that their stories were not coherent… Of course my family were oddballs, and commies in th’gudol’usa…
“They” care a lot about what you think and believe. Not one whit about you yourself, but about what you think… Michael Parenti addresses this some… TUC Radio has lots on Michael…
My view is that this near obsessive focus on what people in Imperial Sway think gives us a big clue about how the “matrix” achieves temporary stability.
They create a Tapestry of Lies (as Clapper told us!) (That’s answer #2)
Stop listening to lies… Believe your “lyin’ eyes” not their fairy-tales. (answer #1)
However, after that you will become a nutzlosser… Which is semantically identical to “terrorist”…
So you shall be obliged to keep silent…or risk your future…
“So you shall be obliged to keep silent…or risk your future…”
When asked by the Inquistion whether he would retract his “heresy”, Galileo did so. He didn’t have to flatter his ego by dying to prove what would soon become evident.
In going against power, truth/love needs power behind it. Putin’s Russia is a good example, not to mention lil ol’ Kim, etc.
Before the footballisation of Holy Mother Russia, this day, the 24th of June being the day of St John the Baptist, was celebrated far and wide, and since olden times, independent of the church, known as a day in connection to glad tidings of a miraculous future. In honouration of past and futurem, here is a modern, western poets poem from the USA by ee cummings :
i carry your heart with me (i carry it in
my heart) i am never without it (anywhere
i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)
no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i want
no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)
Micheal Hedges set these words to music. Original studio version, I think it’s Crosby/Nash on harmonies.
Interesting, Hedges sure was wed to music, his guitar, like the Chekhov or etc ideal of Russia as eternal bride whose image he carries in his heart.
Thanks for reminding me of that piece. When reading it, I was like “where do I know this from..?”
Didn’t take long to remember Michael, a strong inspiration on me at one time. I would only ‘qualify’ your statement only by saying that he ‘was’ music! We all are, in fact, music. A unique song, and every day, every experience brings subtle nuances that we couldnt hear yesterday. Ive always had an interest in the person behind the artist, and found an interesiting vid. of Michael Manring, who played bass with M.H. speaking about him. Also, there’s some great live performances of this song in the feed. Watching him do it different every time is watching a master musician revelling in that which he loves. Cheers.
more from e e, one of my all-time faves :
Maybe because my grandmother in northern Wisconsin told the story of seeing Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. The imagery strong in this poem is like watching a short YouTube video, isn’t it? Here he comes, thundering-hoofed appaloosa’s mane and tail flying. He shoots: onetwothreefourfive justlikethat! There he goes, rifle in the sky, in a cloud of dust! He always will do it again tomorrow. Until he doesn’t.
So, all these years later, there’s my analysis, you mean ol’ English professor with your black hair pulled back into a bun on the back of your head and an always-stern expression on your front! Take THAT!
Greetings to all on St John’s Day!
In the cycle of the year we are just opposite Christmas.
Traditional St John’s celebrations often involved leaping over a fire to assist our union with the heights and the highest spirit of the sun who is Christ. The descent of this divine sun spirit from the exhalted realms of the Father God into dense earthly existence was proclaimed and witnessed by St John. John’s call was for metanoia- a self-willed change in consciousness so we can assimilate the spiritual force and guidance of the Christ.
May we find our destined connection to what streams to us from the heights and serve the interweaving of the Above and the Below, the heights and the depths, the Father and the Mother.
” Since 2012, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and the federal think-tank SWP have been working directly on behalf of the US deep state for the destruction of the country [of Syria]”
Germany and Syria…at voltaire.. http://www.voltairenet.org/article201579.html
About those REE treasures…element U is rare…https://spectrum.ieee.org/energywise/energy/nuclear/pulling-uranium-from-seawater-continues-to-entice-researchers
What they fail to mention is that isotopic separation via electrophoresis gives a direct pathway to “poot”. Probably some bias in isotopic distribution is built into the new process.
A slow path, but it leads to bangers, ot KWH, depending on circumstance, eh?
Ain’t Science a Grand Way to Create Conflict… a troubling and evident fact. Pity too.
Let’s see. A little bit of micro exploration of the macro-crypto-sphere:
Meet Ke Xu, 24 year old founder of Chinese Social Media platform ONO which will be built on the EOS blockchain:
Evidently she won a computer science competition prize of $1 million in China a few years ago.
I assume she had to best thousands of the brightest minds in China.
Maybe I am wrong, but what do I deduce from this interview with Dallas Rushing (another crypto commenter I have noticed but not had the time to get well acquainted with….) ??? I deduce and intuit the following:
1 ) Ke Xu probably knows more about computer science than anyone that will ever visit this site in the next 20 years, and I would guess she did her homework and did not choose EOS over its Chinese Competitor NEO by throwing darts at a dart board or flipping a coin. Ya think???
2) I get much, much, much better vibes from her than I do from that Deep State Cyborg, Zuckerburg.
3) I have Steemit a decentralized social media platform account (the most adopted blockchain of any currently in use, developed by Dan Larimer, the Developer of EOS) but haven’t the slightest idea how to use it, nor the time to figure it out by myself…………….. However my business partner (who I jump-started into the crypto sphere…..he gets things lightning fast……….and his fiance dropped their Facebook accounts (where Zuckerface and his Deep State Advertisers make the money off of people sharing and creating….who get NOTHING!!….. and opened Steemit accounts instead, where supposedly well liked content (poems, video, Music???) can quickly spread….and earn STEEM for the poets, musicians, analysts…………… instead of allowing Zuckerface….and the Deep State to Suck Their Life Energy for the AZ Hegemon…………….and later this morning I will get a bit of a primer on STEEMIT from him which I can pass along to you here……., later.
4) However, the rumor is that Dan Larimer is not pleased with his former partner Ned….left in charge of Steemit and vowed that unless he cleaned up his act Dan would launch a competitor to Steemit (on EOS, of course) that would restore much more of Dan’s original vision for a decentralized social media platform. I briefed my partner on this Dan vs Ned confrontation which slightly dampened his enthusiasm for STEEMIT.
“People suck.”, was his cryptic, slightly saddened conclusion….at Ego Once Again Possibly Screwing a Good Idea Up. .
However, If ONO is adoptable in English (Ke Xu’s English is quite good!) maybe Ke Xu will save Dan the trouble……and put huge pressure on Ned over at Steemit…..to restore all of the integrity that Dan’s vision for it had ….since it’s beginning.
5) In order to valiantly attempt to break my antisocial mold I will be exploring STEEMIT and ONO very gradually…….while entering intensive trading training next week…….on how to short FB (Facebook) ..and Do Good While Doing Very Very Well..very very gradually, Cautiously and Persistently…..LOL …….all the way to its Well Deserved Grave of Dead Empire’s Past…..if Rising Consciousness Does Its Job to consign FB and Zuck…..to The Dust Bin of Social Media History, that is…..which should happen if Freedom and Love Prevail Over Empire, Slavery and AZ Mind Control.
Christienne Amanpour has apparently been chosen to replace the disgraced Charlie Rose on the “after primetime” time slot on PBS. I did, by accident, happen to catch this and was thus introduced to Jaron Lanier, whom I think everyone should be aware of:
algorithms to “create strife” are intentional–a part of the “addiction” plan
10 reasons to disconnect
in order to resist, you must not play the game at all
My interest in blockchain tech is not in creation if more meaningless gambling “derivatives,” but in its potential for more honest information exchange (which was supposedly the original intended use for the Internet and the WWW) than that being offered to us by those who are consumed with the desire for accumulating wealth/power. Here is an interview with Jaron Lanier that I think every Vineyard member will be very interested in, including our “internet of money” advocates/educators. This is a man who is more willing to admit to “growing up” within digital technology than most, and I think that in this video he touches on so many topics that no one who listens to the whole thing will profess disinterest in his combo of brain and soul. In the first few minutes he will give you the reason for feeling that all who frequent the Vineyard should send sustaining finance to the Saker, however small it may need to be — why the Saker deserves to be able to “make a living” from the fruits of his brain, his soul, and and his work. What IS the future of a increasingly digitized and roboticized humanity? Many interesting and commanding questions and answers from this guy’s brain:
Thanks to Bro and all for the updated information. I do appreciate that I have been given a rare gift on the micro level; and that there is the huge macro problem as well–and that the two spheres interact. At the retreat I attended last week, I was given another gift–of working on myself. The source of the work goes back thousands of years with Sufis of Afghanistan communities, called Beehives or Gatherers of Honey, transmitted in our day by The Diamond Approach, initiated by Hameed Ali, pen name A.H. Almaas; augmented by psychological methods, such as emotional body release. This vineyard suggests to me the beehive and honey metaphors, in a more worldly way.
Yesterday I went with my sister and brother-in-law to Catholic Mass on the feast of Saint John the Baptist. Believe it or not, these disparate approaches are connected by our vineyard’s foundation in Orthodox Christianity, which itself is rooted in the First Religion of Love. You won’t believe it, but all this, and all of the all, ties back (literal meaning of “religion”) to sex. Imagine that. Well, after all, sex is how we got here and tells us how to deal with the empire hex.
When all is said and done, the Empire derives its power from perverted sex. When the final war is lost or won, it will be on the battlefield of sex. Every day I engage with my super-ego, ego and infra-ego, as devil’s advocate and angel’s surrogate; along the seven chakra energy wheels: feet, hand, legs and arms; sexitals (genitals); belly solar plexus; heart; throat; head and crown.
In my fantastical world, this story is regaled by the Love Government, Army, Bower and Religion, through the Vineyard Beehive. Busy bee; happy be. Another way of accessing the micro and macro worlds is by way of Count Khazar and Countess Zioness vis a vis Lord Leary and Lady Love. There are thousands of ways to get where we’re going, and sometimes it takes a cafe to show the way. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you’re probably better off.
I watch TV here which I never did before; I deplore it but I’m beginning to fall in love with deplorables, at least for an hour or two during the evenings, when I relax with Barb and Ed, watching baseball, Fox News and sundry romantic dramas, American Idol shows and endless, endless ads designed to ensure sickness and insure that profits go to their rightful owners. Through it all, I try to keep my love practice enduring by “thinking love” with the Love Army and endearing my soul to the Love Bower. “What does it profit a man to gain the whole world but lose his soul?”
I’m trying to recall the latest here. I wonder if Mr. Ishchenko ever considered that the reason the Russian army made so many mistakes in the first two years of WW11, was that it was ordered to do so by the Masters of War at the time; probably not. I wonder if Nasrallah is serious about liberating Palestine; probably not since he’s in on the game. I wonder if Mr. Hoffman11 has heard of The True Orthodox Church; probably, but why doesn’t he mention it–in on the game? And so on down along the ground…
amarynth reported that cryptos are in free fall, and Bro does damage control. I predicted it moons ago; pump and dump deja voodoo’d all over again. When will we ever learn that what goes up must come down?
Glad to see that one of ours, teranam 13 by pseudonym, stuck to Bro’s .05 rule; but why play the usury roulette wheel at all? At least it’s not Russian Roulette, but it sometimes is for those all in. I have no skin in the game personally, but as Bro observes, if the whole system triggers that full barrel, I will have to bite the bullet along with the suckers for empire; although, even then the Love Army will have my back and the Bower will succor me.
From what little I know of Tweedle dee dee and Tweedle dee dum, I like Trump and Qanon; Count Khazar is putting new pieces in play to keep the money pot roiling and the honey pot boiling. Constant change and currency change keeps business investing and the masses guessing–“No time to think.” The heartland army is on the march against the heartless coasts of libertards.
Thanks to Paul, I see the Count is concerned about his Chinese Money Cow giving him less milk. What to do before Trump builds his hotel between the dome and temple in the new Jerusalem secular world religious center? Divide et impera is tried and true, even though millions of displaced coolies the day will rue. Nothing stands in the way of the mob and its money, except maybe a vineyard beehive and its honey.
I love this beehive vineyard. So many questions raised and so many quests praised. I’ve shared my two cents for now. Need to walk barefoot on the grass and pick some strawberries. Need to get away for awhile from the fake world, like the new US program to police space to protect us, of course, from aliens and russkie spaceships that get off course. Once the earth is conquered, the Count needs a new enemy; space intruders will fill the bill quite nicely, thank you.
Thank you, Love Army, for bringing me the Bower in my darkest hour. Thank you, Vineyarders All, for singing your songs my wings to power.
I have an uneasy feeling:
You could make a fortune on Steemit with your Loveology and gain more followers than most….
But then you’d be Rolling in Steamy Dough and Your Soul Would Burn And Turn……. to Toast!
What’s a Lover to Do??
Here, Earth Mother Saffisara from Sweden Beckons You with all kinds of occult sexual symbology:
So you CAN put things there and post them here. I don’t know if that works vice-versa, but I may as well attempt it or get banned (Steem-rollered) trying!
At first I thought that that was a bicycle in her front yard, overgrown with vines…….but on closer inspection I think we have the living female pelvic anatomy emerging from Mother Earth…..and the two “wheels” are the ovaries.
Don’t swoon, Brother Leary….Lean on Me! We Shall Make It Through the White Nights of Scandinavia and Russia, Even Though You May Think You Have Died & Gone to Heaven….(you are actually still here in the Vineyard…..er Wisconsin!….er both…..No, make that all three!).
… Dennis, I think most of us would agree that Marxism is about sustainability and not consumerism !
As you saw in the NHK documentary one street vendor decided to return to his village, to maintain the family farm, have food … sustainability, and have less stress, than what most of these migrant farmers are having to cope with. Going back to the village seems to me the wise decision.
I wonder if y’all will find the audio track at : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUFQEF4spZ0
(ignore audio prior to minute 10:44)
I remember radio like this example, and know it’s a fair representation of those times in the collective delusion of murka…
Withal, however, listen and consider how those radio announcements would sound to-day…
” In this KDWB-AM (Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN) radio aircheck, it’s Hour One (between 12 Midnight and 1 AM) of the Don DuChene program on October 26, 1962 in the Twin Cities. Pre-Beatles! John F. Kennedy is President. At 10:42 of this recording, Don gives a news update on the Cuban Missile…”
Troubling and also somewhat reassuring, I think.
A Music Break with …
Franco Battiato ” gli Uccelli ”
Partner is almost as antisocial as I am. He hadn’t done anything on Steemit but proudly opened his account to show me how it works. He was annoyed that four people were “following” him, like little puppies nipping at his heels.
Concerned that I might also have some mutts to shoo away, I opened my own Steemit account as soon as I got home.
Whew! Still under the radar! No puppies needing doggie biscuits or “likes”……. Oh, I forgot, that’s the Centralized Enemy, DeFacebook. Here in Steem City they are called “upvotes” which earn you “steem” if people like your content and the “upvotes” pour in.
There was some decent poetry in the poetry section, but nothing nearly as good as ioan’s poem. Also some music.
People were earning a little bit of steem, but if I got this straight, the real opportunity is in soothing the psyches of the crypto-butt-hurt.
This comment BY “cbartist” earned nearly a thousand dollars???:
Cryptos Are Down Again (Boo hoo! Can you feel the pain??)
chbartist (69) in cryptocurrency • 2 days ago
“There is no room for argument on the fact this week has been really rough for those who participate in cryptocurrencies. Truth is that all of us, possibly with no exceptions, are constantly having our faith in the movement tested by the markets that seem to make less sense every single day. (Poor babies!)
We try to rationalize events after the fact to no avail. Why our favorite coin dropped in valuation, why a certain analyst was wrong. All the questions that will never have an answer that will make us feel good or satisfied. In my opinion these market shakeups are part of a necessary cycle. Not because of some sort of universal plan, but simply because there are a lot of people who get into the markets believing naively that cryptocurrencies are just about easy money. This of course, is very far from the truth.
Technology & Valuation
We tend to conflate the two, and that is part of why we can’t make heads or tails of anything. The idea is that because we believe that a certain currency has the right technology and philosophy, then without a doubt investors would agree with our thoughts on the matter and take the valuation to new heights.
It does make sense to analyze the value proposition of cryptocurrencies of course. It’s obvious that if there is no actual use case for one, the market itself will simply use it and dump it. Sadly, that is accurate when describing hundreds if not thousands of cryptocurrencies that are currently part of the market, but fortunately that is not the case of Steem. (Strength in Numbers!)
In the long run valuation will be directly affected by the technology if and possibly only if, the project itself is successfully launched to a wider audience. What this means to me is that early adopters of the Steem cryptocurrency are in favorable position that is not enjoyed by many other projects out there.
(That could be true, longer term, but watch out for ONO…….”Oh, NO! Everyone went to China!”)
I’ve read plenty of times that Steem has a user retention problem. In the somewhat short time I’ve been participating of Steem I’ve noticed this myself, but at the same time it’s also important to remember an important fact. Regardless of the user retention challenges of Steem, this blockchain is still the busiest blockchain on the cryptocurrency landscape.
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This continues to be true even on days of painful red numbers like today. This should allow Steem users to realize that regardless of how ugly the market might seem, the cryptocurrency of Steem is less likely to fail than many other ones, including those that have a lot more name recognition.
What to do?
In my opinion, today is not a good day to be selling anything. Its one of those days we need to step back from the computer, write a post, read a book, call a friend, do something other than staring at the coinmarketcap. I can promise you that staring at the valuation of cryptocurrencies won’t make them go back up.
(Ya think?? How many millions of man-woman-hours are wasted by Steemers staring at the charts and red numbers instead of creating great content like poems, music and counselling the shaken crypto-community for Big Green $$$$ “upvotes” that give them needed moral support????)
I’m also of the idea that this shakeup is probably announcing a big rally. I’m willing to bet very soon we will be thinking back about the day Bitcoin went under 6k and Steem touched a dollar wondering how silly we were being all scared about those prices, and not recognizing the opportunity. (Hindsight….In Your Foresight Is Sooo Sooothing!”)
So, I’m going to follow my own advice, step back, spend some time with some friends and trust that things are about to turn around soon.
Wishing you all a beautiful Weekend
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2 days ago by chbartist (69)
Hmmmm! Crypto-counselling seems to be a very lucrative opportunity………..
And what more that grows in the Vineyard that could be transplanted in the Steemit Greenhouse?
Poetry and music are 2 obvious choices.
Might as well post some great comments from here. Maybe I’ll change my ID to “Political Post Bootlegger”.
There’ s Nothing like Politics to Make Steem Come Out of Some People’s Ears!
It might even help Stop the Empire’s War On Russia.
Oh, here’s the documentation:
https://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@chbartist/cryptos-are-down-again (That’s GOOD, contrarians!)
Don’t ask me why it doesn’t load. We are still in Early Days…..
Bro, I am intrigued by this Steemit thingamagiggy… I thought ’twas nothing more than a YouTube alternate. Also, perhaps burned out by all the platforms that don’t explain themselves too well (Patreon and every other startup since MtGox come immediately to mind)… Just looking into it now and I am out of the loop so a good link to info (hint, hint) would be super-helpful, thanks in advance…
Cover-up? Twitter reacts to report that UK government will buy Skripal’s house
“Taxpayers will be footing the bill for Skripal’s home, which is expected to be bought by the UK government for around £350,000 (US$464,000), The Sunday Times reported, citing Whitehall officials. They will also pay for the home of Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey, who fell ill after coming into contact with the nerve agent Novichok. That house is expected to cost taxpayers around £430,000. All in all, the purchase of both homes, cars, and other possessions, will amount to a hefty £1 million.”
A cop in england makes enough money to own a £430,000 house?
“Detective Bailey” (Ag’s Christie, where are yer) can “afford” this, even in the mad UK property rush of Monopoly Money! And those taxpayers who “help” with all these bills for May and Boris and their furry friends… “Value for money”, I tell you… ;)
Probably on a mortgage…the wife will probably work as well…it aint cheap in southern uk …..got to cover costs of moving too ..agency fees transport.. changing utilities…i surance…mortgage fees solicitors …etc etc..who is going to buy it anyway…….may be compensation for PTSD too for family?
Note…not much chance of finding Skripal perps….?
“The shocking figures were analysed by the Sunday Times after looking at crime figures for 34,250 neighbourhoods in England and Wales.
Salisbury, Canterbury, Cambridge, Oxford and St Albans all have high rates of where burglaries go unsolved.More than 3,000 areas in England and Wales had no burglaries solved last year, as citizens say criminals are enjoying ‘easy pickings’ because of the lack of police presence”
Russian Folk Music – Market of the Northlands
Here’s an old news item … deceitful … against democracy … meddling …
“We are working on detecting and de-ranking those kinds of sites — it’s basically RT and Sputnik,” Schmidt said during a question and answer session at the Halifax International Security Forum in Canada. “We are well of aware of it, and we are trying to engineer the systems to prevent [the content being delivered to wide audiences]. But we don’t want to ban the sites — that’s not how we operate.”
… here’s a shorter address … what was that long address about including PCR ?
US court documents reveal
Immigrant children tied down, hooded, beaten, stripped and drugged
“According to a half-dozen sworn statements, given by the victims in Spanish and then translated for filing with the federal court for the Western District of Virginia, children as young as 14 were beaten while handcuffed, tied down to chairs while stripped naked and hooded, and held for long periods in solitary confinement, sometimes naked and cold.
All these are forms of torture practiced at Guantanamo Bay and at CIA torture prisons around the world. These techniques have been transferred back into the United States and unleashed on immigrant children, who have been demonized by the Trump administration.”
What, the zionazi trump quislings instituting guantanamo inside the usa itself now? Gee, what a surprise…
Good article on the BIS report on cryptos, laying out a case for and against central banks:
Op-Ed: Crypto-Doomsday or Self-Preservation? Takeaways From BIS Central Bank Report
Thanks for that, Mujo.
Generally I am against absolutism and false authority which Private Central Banks perfectly embody.
The crypto-absolutists on the other side of the “coin” don’t even want nations. and can’t distinguish between private central banks that should have no authority and a National Bank which is the closest you can get to a large community (Nation) being the Monetary Authority in terms of directing credit ….in the national, not the private oligarch interest…….if your citizen’s interest is reasonably well represented.
Quite often it isn’t……because as Plato observed…..Most Inhabitants of a Geographical Area….Are NOT True Citizens……and…. Are Not Ready For A Republic…
This Either/Or Black or White with No In Between is the simplest example of Hegelian Dialectical Mind Control in the realm of means of exchange….money…….a system of Belief, fundamentally, ie a Religion.
Centralization becomes a religion for some, Decentralization for others.
The fact is that some systems are better suited to one more than the other….in BOTH directions….among a variety of examples!
I see nothing wrong and much desirable in a wide variety of choices, from Cryptocurrencies to Cash to gold and silver….to national currencies backed by sound extensions of national credit for the maintenance and improvement of national productive assets. Why exclude any of them? They have different utility, different strengths and weaknesses, different characteristics and capabilites.
It all depends on the level of consciousness and the greater weight of knowledge versus belief, IMHO is why the central bankers expose themselves: They don’t want people to understand what they are doing imperceptibly to most, to suck vitality from the lives of billions……while preparing to eliminate their means of subsistence and even their existence, altogether.
It’s so transparent, but will The People Ever Be Capable of Governing Themselves?
Cryptocurrency on a sound blockchain is subject to a lot more knowability to someone with some IT training than the unintelligible mumblings of Alan Greenspan ever were, to anyone.
But Dennis Leary is comfortable with the funny money of the FED..(hey, I am not going to do away with it in the interim , either….but that IS the medium to long term goal!)….because he’s used to it….and distrusts anything new that Isn’t Already Part of Him (like his fiat denominated pension…that can’t pay the rent)….and So, End of Story….score another one for False Authority (The Private FED) the Narrow Ego……and False Belief…and really, If the World Revolves Around ME……Who Cares (???) about the majority of the world’s unbanked billions that might be able to store some of the physical energy of their daily exertions in cryptographic, uncorruptible, unconfiscatable KNOWABLE form…independent of The Central Banker False Belief System??
Those billions are not him. Their experience is not his experience.So how could their desire to experience an alternative to his model of being evicted in Ojai but taken in by Loving Family in Wisconsin not do just fine for ALL of them, just as well???