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some philosophy

28.10.2010 tags [ wisdom | love | change ]

a few words of wisdom... »»

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.

8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.

12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.

13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.

16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.

20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.

23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.

24. The most important sex organ is the brain.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words "In five years, will this matter?"

27. Always choose life.

28. Forgive everyone everything.

29. What other people think of you is none of your business...

30. Time heals almost everything. Give time, time.

31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

33. Believe in miracles.

34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.

35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood.

38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.

41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

42. The best is yet to come.

43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

44. Yield.

45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.

counting could help

02.07.2009 tags [ change | money ]

If you want to count from 1 to 1,000,000, what do you think how long will it take you?... »»

If you want to count from 1 to 1,000,000, what do you think how long will it take you?

Make a guess! hours, days? how many?

Well, here's a bit of math to show:

Since counting from 1 to 10 takes only 5 sec. but counting from let's say 999,820 to 999,829 takes more than 10 sec. I checked how much time I need to count from 500,000 to 500,009 ... which took me about 10 seconds. So, basically we could say that we need 1 second per counting 1 number - which equals to 1 million seconds.

That doesn't sound too bad, does it?

Well, 1,000,000 sec divided by 60  to get to the minute, divided by 60 to get to the hour, divided by 24 to figure out how many days ... results in approx. 11.5 days.

That is, if you count 24 hrs non-stop for 11.5 days!

Since one has to eat, drink, pause, sleep, etc. let's say we count "only" 12 hrs a day.

That makes it 23 days to count from 1 to 1 million!

to continue the beauty... how long will it take you to count to 1 billion?

well, that's 23,000 days ... divided by 365 to come to years ... we get to approx. 63 years!

63 years! to count 1 to 1,000,000,000 ... (that's a lot of time)
So, basically, if we could get the politicians and bankers to count the debt they're piling up ... we had a wonderful relaxed time all the way.........

...and every time they come up with new ideas about how to keep us save and protect us and get more money out of us and so on .... we could say: "just keep on counting!" - "dude!" :)

who's ruling?

23.05.2009 tags [ money | anger | madness ]

The power of international creditors, particularly those responsible for money creation in the US Dollar, over debtors is increasing.... »»

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) is a committee of bank supervisory authorities from the G10 (i.e. the wealthiest 10 nations). They meet regularly at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) in Switzerland and are in the process of putting together the international agreement known as the Basel Capital Accord (BCA). This sets bank supervision, risk-based capital and disclosure requirements for banks operating internationally.

While such an Accord might seem rather obscure and irrelevant to the general public, this is perhaps more a feature of the general ignorance, secrecy and complexity surrounding the operations of the international banking and monetary systems than anything else. but...

This Accord is of particular interest because of

Increasing Power of International Creditors over Debtors. International banks affected by BCA create the bulk of the money we all use in day-to-day living, especially the US currency which is the backbone of the international monetary system. The power of international creditors, particularly those responsible for money creation in the US Dollar, over debtors is increasing. This, in combination with the collapse of the gold standard and the original Bretton Woods structure in 1971, as well as the trend for western corporations to seek financing outside the banking sector, has lead to increasingly reckless behavior of these bank creditors. This is especially true where they can exercise their "powers" to access "collateral" (real assets) crucial to less powerful debtors - e.g. through IMF Structural Adjustment Programs internationally, and through predatory lending and foreclosures domestically. Such activities are increasing income and wealth gaps globally. Good supervision of, and appropriate capital standards for, powerful creditors can help curtail this recklessness.

Increasing Financial Consolidation: Both domestic and cross-border consolidation of financial services companies is continuing to escalate in the wake of global financial deregulation and the collapse of banks in various countries after financial crises. This is leading to the emergence of huge global "financial empires" domiciled in the same G10 countries that create the "hard currency", dominate institutions such as the IMF and set the rules for international banking. Also, the bigger a financial corporation becomes the more it becomes "too-big-to- fail". Big creditors at the heart of the international financial system are very likely to get bailed out no matter what they do, for their collapse could collapse the entire global financial system. This creates a tremendous "moral hazard" proportional to size and global reach. This further increases the powers of large western creditors over sovereign nations.

This is just an excerpt from a very interesting page I came accross. Read on, if your curiosity has awaken ... BIS...

18,400,000,000 $US bonuses

28.04.2019 tags [ madness | anger | confusion ]

This money was given out to an approx. 150.000 bank managers and traders... »»

According to the N.Y.Times, the bankers who basically initiated the financial crises ... even though it's you and me, or maybe not particularly you or me ... but the greed of all of us ... well, anyhow, these guys earned bonuses of 18.4 Billion $US in 2008, the year with tremendous losses for many people - and, taking in account what can be expected for this year, for much more damage and financial struggle to many more, more.

This money was given out to an approx. 150.000 bank managers and traders, according to Spiegel online, which divides down to about 122,000 $ per head. Great. 122,000 $ per year means 10,000 per month - average! bonus! - on top of a salery! Wow!

I have the impression, that by now, if a newspaper or magazine mentions an amount with just a 2-digit Billion number, we over-read it already... it needs at least 3 digits to get us stunning, isn't it? Oh, here goes the Citigroup with another xx Billions, ups, Funny Mae, Mac my ass...

Okay, if we look a little bit into it, we have to admit, that without our every one's greed, there wasn't a chance to install a system like this: banks lending out billions and billions and then selling the debt wrapped up in non-transparent packages, so they can lend more billions ... without need for accordingly more funds to cover all this up. And all of this is just possible, because all of us (not all, but many) try to get a share of it, try to make some profit on it...

More, more, more ... profit, profit, profit... greed, greed, greeeeed.....

This helped "these guys" a lot to achieve what they have achieved. So, now we lost a good amount of money. Many jobs are gone and will be gone (forever). Many lives put to struggle. We lost. Some didn't.

And here we go, come our politicians and tell us: We have to help these banks, restore trust (what?? - ah, between banks), we cannot let the economy down. Have to save jobs (car industry), have to "help out" ... for sure just temporarily ... to get back on our feet.

So, after we lost a good amount of money in shares, and some people pulled out of it or are simply out of money, now they use the tax money. All these billions which go into "the economy" come from tax payers, or better, the interest for all this money given out to thugs who ripped us off through all these years, has to be paid with tax payers money. Bye bye education. Bye bye social and health care. Bye bye fairness (did it ever exist?). Bye bye better live...

One can go on and on. It's so ridiculous! If you look at it with some distance, it's unbelievable, truly unbelievable!

But even more shocking is that no one is revolting. No one's crying out loud! No one's crying foul! There are no voices to be heard. No blockades, no demonstrations, No governments replaced, very few managers fired, no public disobedience, no economy related terrorist attacks!

We keep on watching TV. We keep on trusting those guys who put us into this mess to handle the getting out. We keep on getting fat, being bored, getting brain washed every day ... every day!

Well, I can't help you!
But I can stop: trusting, listening, buying things I don't need, supporting "those leaders", believing their words, supporting their reckless blood sucking strategies!

what a beauty

23.01.2009 tags [ lyrics | poetry | love ]

Look at earth from outer space... »»

Look at earth from outer space
Everyone must find a place
Give me time and give me space
Give me real; don't give me fake
Give me strength; reserve control
Give me heart and give me soul
Give me time; give us a kiss
Tell me your own politik

And open up your eyes
Open up your eyes
Open up your eyes
Open up your eyes

Give me one, 'cause one is best
In confusion, confidence
Give me peace of mind and trust
Don't forget the rest of us
Give me strength; reserve control
Give me heart and give me soul
Wounds that heal and cracks that fix
Tell me all your politik

And open up your eyes
Open up your eyes
Open up your eyes
Open up your eyes
Just open up your eyes

But give me love over, love over, love over this, ahhh
And give me love over, love over, love over this, ahhh

Coldplay / song: politik / album: a rush of blood to the head

Convention on Cluster Munitions

03.12.2008 tags [ anger | press-mess | history ]

Between 1964 and 1973, the US Air Force dropped 260 million cluster bombs on Laos... »»

Norway - which played a key role in hammering out the worldwide ban on using, producing, transferring and stockpiling cluster munitions - was the first country to sign. Laos, the country most affected by cluster bombs, was the second nation to sign Wednesday's treaty at Oslo city hall.

Between 1964 and 1973, the US Air Force dropped 260 million cluster bombs on Laos, or the equivalent of a fully-loaded B-52 bomber's payload dropped every eight minutes for nine years.

98% of people hit by cluster bombs are civilians. About one quarter of them are children.
Of course, the treaty would have been a stronger instrument if we had the US, Russia, China, Israel, Pakistan and India onboard. No doubt about it...

Nuclear weapons, Cluster Amunition?
You get'em from these goverments: USA, Russia, China, Israel, Pakistan or India - what a shame!!!

stock market

12.03.2008 tags [ knowledge | wisdom ]

To have a better understanding of how the stock market works... »»

Once upon a time in a village, a man appeared and announced to the villagers that he would buy monkeys for $10 each. The villagers seeing that there were many monkeys around, went out to the forest, and started catching them. The man bought thousands at $10 and as supply started to diminish, the villagers stopped their effort. He further announced that he would now buy at $20. This renewed the efforts of the villagers and they started catching monkeys again.

Soon the supply diminished even further and people started going back to their farms. The offer increased to $25 each and the supply of monkeys became so little that it was an effort to even see a monkey, let alone catch it!

The man now announced that he would buy monkeys at $50! However, since he had to go to the city on some business, his assistant would now buy on behalf of him.

In the absence of the man, the assistant told the villagers. "Look at all
these monkeys in the big cage that the man has collected. I will sell them to you at $35 and when the man returns from the city, you can sell them to him for $50 each."

The villagers rounded up with all their savings and bought all the monkeys.

Then they never saw the man nor his assistant, only monkeys everywhere!

Now you have a better understanding of how the stock market works.

The History of Valentines Day

21.02.2008 tags [ knowledge | history ]

According to Christian tradition St. Valentine was a priest living near Rome in about 270 A.D.... »»

As early as the fourth century B.C., the Romans engaged in an annual rite for the passage of young men to the God Lupercus. Names of the teenage women were placed in a box and drawn at random by adolescent men; thus, a man was assigned a woman companion for the duration of the year, after which another lottery was staged. After eight hundred years of this practice, the early Christian leaders sought to end it... They found the answer in Valentine, a bishop who had been martyred some two hundred years earlier.

According to Christian tradition St. Valentine was a priest living near Rome in about 270 A.D. At that time the Roman Emperor was Claudius-II who had issued an edict forbidding marriage.
This was around when the heyday of Roman Empire had almost come to an end. Lack of quality administrators led to frequent civil strife. Learning declined, taxation increased, and trade slumped to a low, precarious level. And the Gauls, Slavs, Huns, Turks and Mongolians from Northern Europe and Asia increased their pressure on the empire's boundaries. The empire had grown too large to be shielded from external aggression and internal chaos. Thus more capable men were required to be recruited as soldiers and officers. When Claudius became the emperor, he felt that married men were more emotionally attached to their families, and thus, would not make good soldiers. So to assure quality soldiers, he banned marriage.

Valentine, a bishop, seeing the trauma of young lovers, met them in a secret place, and joined them in the sacrament of matrimony. Claudius learned of this "friend of lovers," and had him arrested. The emperor, impressed with the young priest's dignity and conviction, attempted to convert him to the Roman gods, to save him from certain execution. Valentine refused to recognize Roman Gods and even attempted to convert the emperor to Christianity, knowing the consequences fully.

On February 24, 270, Valentine was executed.

"From your Valentine"
While Valentine was in prison awaiting his fate, he came in contact with his gaoler, Asterius. The gaoler had a blind daughter. Asterius requested him to heal his daughter. Through his faith he miraculously restored the sight of Asterius' daughter. Just before his execution, he asked for a pen and paper from his gaoler, and signed a farewell message to her "From Your Valentine", a phrase used ever after.

Valentine thus became a Patron Saint, and spiritual overseer of an annual festival. The festival involved young Romans offering women they admired, and wished to court, handwritten greetings of affection on February 14. The greeting cards acquired St.Valentine's name, the senders™ real name being kept secret.

The Valentine's Day card spread with Christianity, and is now celebrated all over the world. One of the earliest cards was sent in 1415 by Charles, Duke of Orleans, to his wife while he was a prisoner in the Tower of London. The card is now preserved in the British Museum.

Eternal Life

08.02.2008 tags [ love | pain ]

There is an old joke - in which a young man hears that a wise guru possesses the secret of Eternal Life... »»

There is an old joke - in which a young man hears that a wise guru possesses the secret of Eternal Life. He sets forth to find the guru and learn his secret.

He travels for days, flying to India, then hiking through the treacherous mountain passes of the Himalayas. Finally, after much painful struggle, he arrives at the cave where the ascetic guru is said to reside.

And sure enough, the old man comes out of the cave and greets his visitor happily.

"How may I help you?"

The young man replies, "I hear that you possess the secret of Eternal Life. Would you be kind enough to share it with me, O Great One?"

"Oh, yes, indeed, yes.

"First, you must refrain from eating rich foods.

"Second, you must abstain from strong drink. You writing this down?"

"Yes, of course, O Great One."

"OK. Third, you must avoid the company of fast women, women of questionable morals."

"Right. No rich foods, no strong drink, no slutty women. And if I follow these instructions, I will live forever?"

The old guru shook his head sadly.

"No, my son. But it will seem like it!"

down, down, down

02.10.2019 tags [ wisdom | press-mess ]

The List about press freedom issued by reporters without borders... »»

The List about press freedom issued by reporters without borders (or actally reporters sans frontiers) has placed Thailand another 15 positions lower than in 2005.

In the 2005-ranking Thailand was put at position 107, between India and Lybia. India and Lybia inherit the same position for 2006, whilst Thailand is now at position 122 (BTW the lowest you can drop (North Korea) is position 168). Indonesia (103) or Kambodia (108) have a better ranking by now.

But it's not just Thailand. Germany dropped 5 points from pos.18 to 23 and the world police USA is now placed at pos. 53 (down from 44 in 2005) - just at the same level as Botsuana, Kroatia and Tonga.

Finland, Ireland, Island and The Netherlands occupy the prime positions.

Straight from the heart

29.09.2006 tags [ love | wisdom ]

The Venerable Acariya Mun taught that all hearts have the same language... »»

The Venerable Acariya Mun taught that all hearts have the same language. No matter what one's language or nationality, the heart has nothing but simple awareness, which is why he said that all hearts have the same language.

When a thought arises, we understand it, but when we put it into words, it has to become this or that language, so that we don't really understand one another. The feelings within the heart, though, are the same for everyone. This is why the Dhamma fits the heart perfectly, because the Dhamma isn't any particular language. The Dhamma is the language of the heart. The Dhamma resides with the heart.

Pleasure and pain reside with the heart. The acts that create pleasure and pain are thought up by the heart. The heart is what knows the results that appear as pleasure and pain; and the heart is burdened with the outcome of its own thoughts.

This is why the heart and the Dhamma fit perfectly. No matter what our language or nationality, we can all understand the Dhamma because the heart and the Dhamma are a natural pair.

Every move

14.09.2006 tags [ freedom | lyrics ]

Even a flabby flap of a butterfly could change the world...... »»

Sitting in the sun, watching the tiny creatures crawl and fly, my thoughts wandered off when I start observing a beautiful, yellow butterfly...

Imagine, this butterfly had not been flying right in this moment right at this spot - what could have happend!

Needless to say, watching the creature enlightened my heart and gave wings to my thoughts and made me happy, happy. I was glad to live and glad to be right there at this sunny, peaceful spot.

If that butterfly had not been flying there, maybe an unhappy wasp (if something like this exists at all) had been cruising instead, seeing me sitting around in the sun and landing on my ear - and me, just a reflex, trying to wipe of the irritation - and stingg! - ups, here we go...

Running into the house, trying to cool the ear, I slip and fall, hitting my head at the very sharp pointed corner of the sideboard, where I store my shoes in. Blood runs down the face. I feel a bit weak, seconds later I faint and hit the sideboard again, this time with the back of my head. The moment I touch the ground, I feel that this will probably end my life. Last thing I see is a a butterfly, which had got lost in the hall and couldn't find its way out.

For the future, if you happen to see a trapped butterfly, please try everything to set it free - because, as you're probably able to imagine: no butterfly, no flap, no change ... not funny!

I was lost till you were found

11.09.2006 tags [ lyrics | pain | love ]

I was lost till you were found But I never knew how far down I was falling Before I reached the bottom... »»

I was lost till you were found
But I never knew how far down
I was falling
Before I reached the bottom
I was cold and you were fire
And I never knew how the pyre
Could be burning
On the edge of the ice field

And the now chilly california wind
Is blowing down our bodies again
And were sinking deeper and deeper into the chilly california sand
Oh I know you belong inside my aching heart
And cant you see my faded levis bursting apart
And dont you hear me crying:
Oh babe, dont go
And dont you hear me screaming:
How was I to know?

Im in the middle of nowhere
Near the end of the line
But theres a border to somewhere waiting
And theres a tankful of time
Oh give me just another moment to see the light of the day
And take me to another land where I dont have to stay

And Im gonna need somebody to make me feel like you do
And I will receive somebody with open arms, open eyes,
Open up the sky and let the planet that I love shine through

For crying out loud
You know I love you
For crying out loud
You know I love you
For crying out loud
You know I love you

I was damned and you were saved
And I never knew how enslaved
I was kneeling
In the chains of my master

I could laugh but you could cry
And I never knew just how high
I was flying
Ah, with you right above me

Im in the middle of nowhere
Near the end of the line
But theres a border to somewhere waiting
And theres a tankful of time
Oh give me just another moment to see the light of the day
And take me to another land where I dont have to stay

And Im gonna need somebody to make me feel like you do
And I will receive somebody with open arms, open eyes,
Open up the sky and let the planet that I love shine through

For crying out loud
You know I love you
For crying out loud
You know I love your
For crying out loud
You know I love you

For taking in the rain when Im feeling so dry
For giving me the answers when Im asking you why
And my oh my
For that I thank you

For taking in the sun when Im feeling so cold
For giving me a child when my body is old
And dont you know
For that I need you

For coming to my room when you know Im alone
For finding me a highway and driving me home
And you gotta know
For that I serve you

For pulling me away when Im starting to fall
For revving me up when Im starting to stall
And all in all
For that I want you

For taking and for giving and for playing the game
For praying for my future in the days that remain
Oh lord
For that I hold you

Ah but most of all
For cryin out loud
For that I love you

Ah but most of all
For cryin out loud
For that I love you

Ah but most of all
For cryin out loud
For that I love you

When youre crying out loud
You know I love you

(written by meat loaf)