Tuesday, July 25, 2017

On conflicts and emotions

The USA seems to be in a constant fight with countries in the Middle East. Mainly because those countries are muslim nations that treat women badly, oppress their civilians and so forth. Right? The single most extreme muslim country is Saudi Arabia. Women are not allowed to even drive! On top of that, the country is known to support terrorist organisation Al Qaida.

So why is it that nobody seems to wonder why the United States of America and other western nations sell billions worth of weapons to the most extreme muslim country in the world?

http://rt.com/news/238881-saudi-arabia-arms-import/



Amidst all controversies, lies and wars you'd almost forget by far most people in the world are cool. Like the person who shared these behind the scenes pictures of the epic movie 'The Wall' by Pink Floyd: http://www.oldpicsarchive.com/behind-the-scenes-of-pink-floyds-the-wall-14-photos/14/

Have you seen the movie? Very impressive and emotional!

A lot of people (especially men) are afraid to show their emotions. They think it's a sign of weakness to show others you can be hurt. I think it's a sign of strength to show you're human because humans make formidable opponents. It's emotions that drive us. So yes, I cried when Trevor Bolder, bass player in my favourite band, Uriah Heep and one of Ziggy Stardust's 'Spiders from Mars' died. It's only natural.

Is there anything that makes you cry?

Let me know in the comments.

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Is Trump a fascist?

Is president Donald Trump a dictator? Is his regime a fascist regime?

Fact is his administration just published private details on numerous of oppononts of his policies.
http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/07/15/white_house_publishes_names_emails_phone_numbers_home_addresses_of_critics.html
Giving Trump-supporters every means to 'deal' with people who claim Trump supporters are mostly white angry agressive stupid people.

But the US president surely doesn't encourage violence? Oh, yes, he does: https://www.nytimes.com/video/us/100000004269364/trump-and-violence.html

Here are 14 traits of fascism, compiled by Umberto Eco. http://www.openculture.com/2016/11/umberto-eco-makes-a-list-of-the-14-common-features-of-fascism.html You can check for yourself which of these apply to the Trump regime.



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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Can we travel in time?

Can we travel in time?

There are people who claim there's evidence of timetravel but 'they' don't want us to know. Complications aside (going back in time and killing your own grandfather before he meets your grandmother so you won't be born and thus can't travel back in time to kill you own grandfather): do you think it will ever be possible to travel back in time?



The story about the ancient watch has been (sadly) debunked: http://metro.co.uk/2015/02/18/8-times-photoshop-has-fooled-the-world-be-honest-did-these-get-you-5068756/ In other words: do a bit of investigating (it took me less than a minute to perform the Google search!) before you reach a conclusion on anything.

We already know we can travel into the future.
My son already knew when he was just five years old:
'We all travel into the future at a speed of one second per second.'



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