shit’s going down in the Ukraine

the Ukrainian government had been working for years on a landmark trade deal with the European Union.

the Ukraine President, Viktor Yanukovych backed out last November. ppls said Russia made him choose to back out.

that deal would have ensured that Ukraine citizens could travel through the EU without visas; which they can’t do.

Russia has previously cut off gas exports into the country and banned Ukrainian products so Viktor was scared AF.

like i said the other day, the protests are because some ppl in the Ukraine want to move into a more westernized, modern world. and…

…other ppl there want to stay in the dark ages with Russia. no bueno

so the country has a 50/50 split between the Russian supporters, and the European supporters.

industrial workers in the eastern half favor closer ties with Russia; they speak the language and have the same religion.

the western half has closer ties with Europe. a lot them are Roman Catholic and they speak Ukrainian.

then in January, President Yanukovych pushed through anti-legislation laws which ban most forms of protest in the country

…over 200,000 supporters of the opposition took to the center of Kiev to protest against the new restrictions.

the new anti-legislation laws said demonstrators could no longer wear masks or helmets and…

…anyone who blockaded public buildings could be given a five-year jail term. so ppl went H.A.M. son

so now you know why shit is poppin off in the Urkaine. in case you were wondering.

shit’s going down in Venezuela

February 4th, 2014. students from the Universidad Nacional Experimental del Tachira protested, the sexual assault of a female classmate..

that protest was repressed, and several students were detained. next day, other universities around the country had their own protests..

when the government suppressed the protests, it made them grow bigger and wider all over the country. February 12th, 18 cities protested…

under Chavez, the poverty rate in Venezuela fell from 49.4% in 1999 to 27.8% in 2010. but then he “died”.

President Maduro took over. with him, there’s a 35% inflation rate, a murder rate of 45.1 per 100,000 and lack of basic supplies and goods.

toilet paper was apparently so rare in 2013 that the government took over a toilet paper factory, just to prevent hoarding yo. i mean..dude.

now you know ppl are going H.A.M. in Venezuela.

Creating a world of abundance: Peter Diamandis at TED2012

http://blog.ted.com/2012/02/28/creating-a-world-of-abundance-peter-diamandis-at-ted2012/

Photo: James Duncan Davidson

Chris Anderson comes on stage to acknowledge that the TED stage is more often the domain of the techno-optimist than the doomer. So, in somewhat stark contrast with Paul Guilding, the founder, chairman and CEO of the X Prize FoundationPeter Diamandis now takes the stage.

Diamandis starts off his talk with some fast-cut clips of “crisis! Death! Disaster!” he’s collected from the last six months. The news media, he says, preferentially presents us with negative stories, because that’s what we pay attention to. And there’s a reason for that: since nothing is more important than survival, the first stop for all this awful information is the amygdala, the human early warning detection system that looks out for things that might harm us. In other words, we’re hard-wired to pay attention to the negative, dark side.

“So it’s no wonder that we’re pessimistic. it’s no wonder that people think the world is getting worse.” But Diamandis didn’t co-found Singularity University on a mere whim. From here, he swings into his more usual, optimistic mode: “We have the potential in the next three decades to create a world of abundance [the theme of Diamandis’ recent book.] I’m not saying we don’t have our set of problems; we surely do,” he says. “As humans we’re far better at seeing the problems way in advance. Ultimately, we knock them down.”

Diamandis runs through some stats from the last century to show how things have improved for humankind. And he outlines some of the extraordinary advances made, particularly within the technological realm. After all: ”The rate at which technology is getting faster is itself getting faster.” And based on the likes of Moore’s Law ride some incredibly powerful technologies, not least robotics, 3D printing, artificial intelligence and nanomaterials.

Now, some stories:

Energy

Napoleon III once invited the King of Siam to dinner. Napoleon’s troops ate with silver utensils; Napoleon ate with gold utensils; the King of Siam used aluminum utensils–precisely because at that time, aluminum was the most valuable metal on the planet. It was only with electrolysis that the metal became cheap. Similar moves are happening in energy in our current times; solar energy, for instance, is now 50% of the cost of diesel in India.

Water

We talk about water wars. And yet we fight over 0.5% of the water on the planet. Diamandis talks of Dean Kamen’s Slingshot device, which can generate 100 liters clean water from any source. Coca Cola is apparently going to test this in the field soon–with a view to deploying it globally. Given how much water that company consumes, this is a big deal. Or, as Diamandis puts it, “this is the kind of innovation empowered by this technology that exists today.”

Health

Diamandis talks of the recently-announced Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize, challenging teams to incorporate medical diagnostic tools into a mobile device. “Imagine this device in the middle of the developing world,” he says, starrily. What of the potential of someone swabbing an unrecognized disease, calling it into the CDC and preventing a pandemic? Heady stuff.

Population

“The biggest protection against the population explosion is making the world educated and healthy,” says Diamandis, detailing that 5 billion people will be connected online by 2020. “What will these people want and desire?” And why wouldn’t that cause an economic injection rather than an economic shutdown? Why won’t they be healthier through the use of the Tricorder, better educated because of the likes of Khan Academy or using 3d printing to be more productive than ever before?

Diamandis finishes off by recounting the story of Fold It, the science game from the University of Washington that beat all the supercomputers to find the needed answers. Who was the best folder? A woman from Manchester, an executive assistant at a rehab clinic by day, by night the world’s best protein folder. That could only happen in our modern, connected world. “The one thing I’ve learned at X prize,” he concludes. “Small teams driven by passion with cold focus can do extraordinary things.”

13

the Bilderberg Group has core of 39 members who are broken into 3 groups of 13 members in each group

the alignment of the December solstice sun with the Milky Way occurs approximately every 13,000 years.

the swirling gases at the Sun’s equator make one complete rotation every 26 Earth days. half of 26 is….13

13 is the last harmonic number that carries a unique vibration before the vibratory properties again duplicate themselves

Sumerians used base-12 as a counting system & in this system, the vibrations of the number 13 would represent an octave

each chromatic scale will have 12 notes before resolving to the octave on the 13th.

to the Mayans, 13 katuns were equal to 121 revolutions of Mars. one katun was equal to 7,254 days

multiply the traditional baktun of 144,000 by 13, you get 1,872,000. the number of days for the common Mayan calendar cycle

to the Mayans, the 13.0.0.0.0 date = December 21, 2012. this is a new period of awareness beginning. not end of world

numbers one through eight have specific meanings in the Octave, and nine, ten, eleven and twelve are also important. but…..13 is where it starts over

the vibrations of the number 13 as an octave can be seen on a conventional piano. go from C to C playing both white and black keys

13 leaves in the olive branch. 13 bars and stripes in the shield. 13 arrows in the right claw. 13 letters in the “E Pluribus Unum”.

13 stars in the green crest. 13 granite stones in the pyramid. (13 layers = the 13 Illuminati bloodlines). 13 letters in Annuit Coeptis

above the eagle, 13 pentagrams within a cloud. the pentagrams are arranged in the shape of a hexagram, the greater seal of Solomon.

also 13 months in a lunar calendar. we follow the solar calendar, which is not in tune with nature.

the I Ching is composed of 64 hexagrams, or six-line figures. 6 x 64 = 384. that’s close to how many days are in a lunar calendar

Mayansbelieved that starting from the Birth of Venus, after 13 baktuns, the world would come to an end. it will but not literally.

August 13, 3114 BC – December 22, 2012. give or take. lol

persecution of the Templars was Friday the 13th,1307. they never forgot that shit.

the Cuban missile crisis lasted 13 days. the movie coming is called 13 days. oh.

M is the 13th letter. Michael Jordan retired after his 13th season. 12 jurors + 1 judge.

“must haves”

 

a tent and sleeping bags

a portable camping stove with a minimum of two (2) full propane tanks

supply of matches

a flashlight with extra batteries

3-5 weeks supply of canned and freeze dried food

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