The Emerald Isle: The Giant’s Causeway

Originally posted on gypsybloodedtraveler:

The Giant's Causeway

I will begin by asking you the same question my tour guide Richie asked us when we boarded or tour bus for the day. Do you believe it was built by Giants or volcanoes?

The Giant’s Causeway is one of only two structures in the world that are the same. One is in Northern Ireland and the other is directly across the ocean in Scotland.  Have you ever experienced what it is like to stand on a natural structure that there are only two of in the world? It is a feeling that cannot be described, and until you have stood on such a structure, you will never know what it feels like.

Fortunately The Giant’s Causeway (both of them) have magically landed in two countries that are full of myths and legends, and fairy tales. The ancient people in both of these countries needed no help in contriving the…

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Montague Keen, Sunday, September 28, 2014

Originally posted on 2012: What's the 'real' truth?:

WE CAN ONLY BE KEPT IN THE CAGES WE REFUSE TO SEE.
WAKE UP. TO SEE THE FARM IS TO LEAVE IT.

There is a great need for humanity to wake up. You are being sucked into another war by the LIES that are being told to you by the politicians. They just alter the wording each time. Are you so feeble-minded that you do not ask, “Why go back to kill those that you pretended to “rescue” last time.”

You are your brother’s keeper. The killing is being done in your name. All it will achieve is to buy the Cabal a little more time. Please do not turn a blind eye to the plight of those who are being slaughtered in your name, with bombs which are paid for by your taxes. Where is the LOVE in your lives? Have you forgotten that you should love one another?

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The Secret Goldman Sachs Tapes

Originally posted on Our New World:

SEPT 26, 2014 6:03 AM EDT

(Updates fourth paragraph to include reference to ProPublica article containing Carmen Segarra’s allegations.)

Probably most people would agree that the people paid by the U.S. government to regulate Wall Street have had their difficulties. Most people would probably also agree on two reasons those difficulties seem only to be growing: an ever-more complex financial system that regulators must have explained to them by the financiers who create it, and the ever-more common practice among regulators of leaving their government jobs for much higher paying jobs at the very banks they were once meant to regulate. Wall Street’s regulators are people who are paid by Wall Street to accept Wall Street’s explanations of itself, and who have little ability to defend themselves from those explanations.

Our financial regulatory system is obviously dysfunctional. But because the subject is so tedious, and the details…

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Lada Ray: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s Straight Talk at UNGA, September, 27, 2014

Originally posted on 2012: What's the 'real' truth?:

Posted by Lada Ray

Lavrov for UN Secretary General!

Maybe then UN will finally start doing its job! Unfortunately, after the collapse of the USSR UN, just like so many countries on the planet, has become a US lapdog.

No one has monopoly on truth – Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at UNGA 2014:

The US-led Western block rejects the principle of the equality of sovereign states secured by the UN Charter while advocating democracy in the international arena, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov addressing the UNGA. READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/qfreu4

 

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When I die: Spente Le Stelle

Originally posted on Boycott Holland:

Now that Europe is threatened by Russian invasion, Chinese take-over and head-chopping terrorism, wise people make a do-list for one’s own funeral. I hope to live for another thirty weblogging years but if this hope is cut short then the survivors should know what music to play and what wine to toast with.

The wine was easy: Brunello di Montalcino. The music was difficult though, and it took a couple of bottles of BdMs to decide from Mozart’s Requiem or The Band’s The Last Waltz or Mahler’s Ninth by Bernard Haitink or perhaps something appropriate by Bob Dylan. It is amazing how tantalising it can be, this care that you want to provide your survivors with: some of who might not like classical music or some who might walk out when hearing Dylan.

My funeral choice is Spente Le Stelle (Dull are the stars), sang by Emma Shapplin and…

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Russia’s foreign minister calls for ‘reset 2.0′ in relations with US | #US #Russia #Ukraine #Reset2

Originally posted on Global Newsstand:

Sergei Lavrov says situation in Ukraine is improving and recalls ‘reset’ phrase used by Washington at start of Obama presidency.

Reuters in Moscow.
Russian minister for foreign affairs, Sergei Lavrov, speaks at the UN general assembly.Russian minister for foreign affairs, Sergei Lavrov, speaks at the UN general assembly. Photograph: UPI /Landov / Barcroft Media/UPI /Landov / Barcroft Media.

Moscow called on Sunday for a new “reset 2.0” in relations with Washington, saying the situation in Ukraine that had led to western sanctions against Russia was improving thanks to Kremlin peace initiatives.

Washington and Brussels accuse Moscow of supporting a pro-Russia rebellion in east Ukraine and have imposed sanctions, which they have repeatedly tightened since Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula in March.

The conflict has brought relations between Moscow and the west to their lowest level since the end of the cold war. President Barack Obama said last week that the sanctions could be lifted if Russia takes the path of peace and…

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No Matter

Originally posted on R.M. ENGELHARDT:

Miyamoto Musashi

No matter how hard you study, if you do not become one with the art you pursue you can never truly be one with the universe and the spirit of the thing itself will always elude you. You must have extraordinary passion, patience, and self discipline to make the journey alone.

~ Miyamoto Musashi

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Technology | A look at the new iPhone 6 & 6 Plus

Originally posted on RobMoro:

Credit: Carphone Warehouse Ireland

Credit: Carphone Warehouse Ireland

The unveiling of the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, and Apple Watch have been anticipated for some time.  Now almost two weeks since the Press Conference, details from various Irish mobile carriers have been released for arrival dates and pre-registering for them has begun.

One of Apple’s flagship devices, the iPhone now boasts  bigger screen – the iPhone 6 has a 4.7-inch screen and the iPhone 6 Plus with a 5.5 inch screen.

New updates on the Retina HD screen, cameras now record videos at 1080 at 30 or 60 fps, sleek and rounded sides, then the colour schemes get a new set of space grey, silver and gold.

After a wait of more than two years, Apple made its first step into the wearable market with Apple Watch. It is rectangular, sports a sapphire crystal screen, and works iPhone 5C, 5S as well as…

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