September 2015

die onvergetelijk kolderieke beelden

GeenPeil-referendum gaat over onze verhouding tot Vladimir Poetin. De ongemakkelijke geschiedenis van het associatieverdrag met Oekraïne, door Wierd Duk


Wie had gehoopt dat er een levendig, politiek inhoudelijk debat zou ontstaan rond GeenPeil, het initiatief van het Burgercomité EU, het weblog Geen Stijl en het Forum voor Democratie om een raadgevend referendum van de grond te krijgen over een associatieverdrag tussen de Europese Unie en Oekraïne, is bedrogen uitgekomen.

Niet alleen duurde het opmerkelijk lang voordat #geenpeil – de noemer waaronder het initiatief werd gelanceerd – door opiniemakers en de mainstream media werd opgemerkt, toen het er eenmaal op ging lijken dat de benodigde 300.000 handtekeningen inderdaad zouden worden gehaald, werd door tegenstanders vooral grof geschut ingezet. ‘Onzin-referendum’, was nog de minst zure poging tot diskwalificatie. De merkwaardigste bezwaren waren die waarin de initiatiefnemers voor ‘fascisten en nazi’s’ worden uitgemaakt. Burgers die gebruik maken van een democratisch recht zijn ‘fascisten’? Soms is het wel heel moeilijk om je in de denkwereld van anderen in te leven.

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DIY nut files from feeler gauges

  • 010=0.254mm
  • 026=0.6604mm


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Seven Brief Lessons on Physics


I believe that our species will not last long. It does not seem to be made of the stuff that has allowed the turtle, for example to continue to exist more or less unchanged for hundreds of millions of years; for hundreds of times longer, that is, than we have even been in existence. We belong to a short-lived genus of species. All of our cousins are already extinct. What’s more, we do damage. There are frontiers where we are learning, and our desire for knowledge burns. They are in the most minute reaches of the fabric of space, at the origins of the cosmos, in the nature of time, in the phenomenon of black holes, and in the workings of our own thought processes. Here, on the edge of what we know, in contact with the ocean of the unknown, shines the mystery and the beauty of the world. And it’s breathtaking. – Carlo Rovelli


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Bering zwarte 5 pocket jeans achtige motorbroek maat XL. Ongedragen.
Met zachte heup protectie, en ruimte voor knieprotectie, stevige broek met zachte voering
Outer Shell: 100% Polyester Coating: 100% PU. Lining: 1. 100% Polyester Coating 100% PU 2. 65% Polyester 35% Cotton
Wijdte is 34-36inch. Been lengte/inseam 84cm (33inch), totale lengte 112 (44inch)
Geen idee over wind- en waterdichtheid, en ik vermoed geen kevlar [sold]

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OuterShell: 100% Polyester/PVC, Fixed Lining: 100% Polyester
Wijdte is 30-41 inch (door elastiek). Been lengte/inseam = 80cm (bijna 32inch), totale lengte = 112cm (44inch).
Ik denk door de PVC dat deze wind- en waterdicht is, maar niet zeker [sold]

This Knowledge Means Nothing if You Stand Alone


Now, it’s not that this is about setting up some kind of prejudicial boundary, because it isn’t about that, and that’s not what I’m about. Some of my closest friends don’t even want to know what design is. It’s not about that. It’s really about seeing that, in order for you to live out your design, you need as much support as possible, and that support can only come from those who also understand.
In your intimacy and in your business dealings, in your career, it’s essential for you to have people around you who understand what you understand about the nature of being. Otherwise, those relationships are not going to be productive and they’re not going to be healthy for you.

You have to make an effort, because in truth, it means nothing if you stand alone. I know; I once stood alone with all this knowledge. It means nothing, and I was more alone in the physical-social sense than I had ever been in my entire life, because there was really no one to talk to. There was only a world to teach, and no one to talk to. And you see, the point now, after all these years, is that there are a lot of people now who know design. Know about design, have met it at some level, and you’re the core representatives of that in America.

You have to see that in order for you to really have your fulfillment, you have to get through your seven years, and you need to have around you the support that’s essential. You have to be recognized for what you’re doing. Teach those around you. Inform them. Do their readings. It doesn’t matter whether they believe it, want it, or care about it.

Their reaction at any given level is not the point. Anybody who meets Design, at any level, isn’t going to get rid of it, and it’s important for you to set that basis of your relationships with others, so that they recognize where you’re coming from, and that you can see them, so that you have clear, clean associations.

That’s why I enjoy these groups. The chatter of Human Design people—it’s a wonderful chatter. It’s unlike anything that I’d ever known in my life, and you can only get that in certain environments at certain times. One day, it’ll be as common as asking somebody what their astrological sign is, but the whole thing is that you are the ones that are going to be called upon, ultimately, to be able to take people who have become fascinated to a deeper level. You have to be there. You have to be there.

If you’re living out your Type, and you’ve got support around you, you will get there. If you’re constantly being dragged back into all kinds of conditioned arrangements, you’re really going to get messed up. You’re the ones that have to go through that process.
~ Ra Uru Hu

Ra’s Words of Wisdom

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Can we put the fruit aside for a minute?


The Sacred Science (2011)

Diabetes. Prostate cancer. Alcoholism. Parkinson’s diseases. Just a handful of many common illnesses that Western medicine has been inadequate in curing or treating. Witness the story of eight brave souls as they leave the developed world behind in search of deeper answers. Living in seclusion for one month in the heart of the Amazon jungle, these men and women take part in the powerful healing practices of Peru’s indigenous medicine men, working with centuries-old plant remedies and spiritual disciplines. In their most desperate hour, these patients are forced to confront not only their physical ailments, but their own spiritual and psychological barriers in the process. Five will return with real results, two will return disappointed, and one won’t come back at all.

I can’t believe it’s not butter

Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.

2015 September 18


A Plutonian Landscape
Image Credit: NASA, Johns Hopkins Univ./APL, Southwest Research Institute

Explanation: This shadowy landscape of majestic mountains and icy plains stretches toward the horizon of a small, distant world. It was captured from a range of about 18,000 kilometers whenNew Horizons looked back toward Pluto, 15 minutes after the spacecraft’s closest approach on July 14. The dramatic, low-angle, near-twilight scene follows rugged mountains still popularly known as Norgay Montes from foreground left, and Hillary Montes along the horizon, giving way to smooth Sputnik Planum at right. Layers of Pluto’s tenuous atmosphere are also revealed in the backlit view. With a strangely familiar appearance, the frigid terrain likely includes ices of nitrogen and carbon monoxide with water-ice mountains rising up to 3,500 meters (11,000 feet). That’s comparable in height to the majestic mountains of planet Earth. This Plutonian landscape is 380 kilometers (230 miles) across.

Authors & editors: Robert Nemiroff (MTU) & Jerry Bonnell (UMCP)
NASA Official: Phillip Newman Specific rights applyNASA Web Privacy Policy and Important Notices
A service of: ASD at NASA / GSFC & Michigan Tech. U.

Too much perfection is a mistake


El Topo (1970)

A mysterious black-clad gunfighter wanders a mystical Western landscape encountering multiple bizarre characters as he confronts warrior Masters on a trans-formative desert journey. El Topo (the mole) claims to be God, riding a horse through a spiritual landscape strewn with ancient Eastern religious symbols. El Topo’s surreal way is bloody, sexual and self-reflective, musing of his own demons, as he tries to vanquish those he encounters.

Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky (as Alexandro Jodorowsky)
Writer: Alejandro Jodorowsky (as Alexandro Jodorowsky)
Stars: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Brontis Jodorowsky, José Legarreta

The information was incredible


“I don’t remember what Ra said about the Generator, but all of a sudden I knew that I had been living a lie my whole life. What had started out simply as a thought that bothered me in my reading – was now a sensation in my whole body. And I knew it with every drop of my being – it was true. I didn’t really know who I was.” Mary-Ann Winiger

Another view (154)

“Emigration is completely out of control in this country, and I’m sick of it. I’m not staying quiet any more. You can’t walk down a street in Jamaica or Hong Kong or India without hearing someone speaking English, and in Canada and Australia we have even introduced our own legal system, decimated local communities and installed our own head of state! DISGUSTING! English has now been imposed as the official language of 57 sovereign countries! FIFTY SEVEN!!! What the hell? Who do we think we are?! And the government is doing nothing: any British person can just pack their bags and go and live anywhere in the world at ANY TIME and nobody in the British government will do anything to stop them. If I wanted to, I could just get on a plane to Germany tomorrow, get a job in their booming economy and live there for the rest of my life! My parents could up and retire to Spain or Portugal at a moment’s notice! Why should we have that right? It’s political correctness gone mad! (And it’s also probably, somehow, part of the war on Christmas, and health and safety and women thinking it’s ok to wear comfortable, unsexy clothing.)

The figures speak for themselves:
1,300,000 Britons live in Australia; 761,000 in Spain; 678,000 in the USA; 603,000 in Canada; 291,000 in Ireland (11,200 of whom are drawing unemployment benefit from the Irish state), and even 8,500 in Mexico and 7,100 in Kuwait! We’re literally EVERYWHERE! I bet there’s at least one branch of Greggs in the Falklands.

We need to close our borders immediately before the situation gets even worse for everyone else. We are sleepwalking into a nightmare where a third of the world will be overrun by the British! AGAIN!” – Emlyn Pearce (here, here and here)

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The Wicker Man (1973)

Police sergeant Howie is sent to Summerisle, a Scottish island village to investigate the disappearance of a young girl whom the townsfolk claim never existed. He discovers that the locals are weird and unhelpful, and becomes determined to get to the bottom of it. Stranger still are the rites that take place there.

Director: Robin Hardy
Writer: Anthony Shaffer (screenplay)
Stars: Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Diane Cilento, Britt Ekland, Gerry Cowper, Ingrid Pitt

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