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Paul

Gojira (ゴジラ)

Do you know or remember this friendly fellow? Most of you will recognise him (if you do) as Godzilla. As I was driving along today I heard the song of the same name by Blue Öyster Cult. In this song a Japanese-speaking man clearly mentions "Gojira". Incidentally the same name as they give Godzilla in all the Japanese films about this train-munching fellow. Then I suddenly had a thought. In Japanese the creature is called…

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Solar stoves in Argentine

I found this on HappyNews.nl. (Dutch site) In the Argentinian town of La Puna, one of the sunniest places in the world, you see solar stalls more and more these days, food stalls where people cook on nothing but solar heat. During the carnival festivities in the northern area Lap Puna solar stalls pop up, in Tilcara, Humahuaca, La Quiaca, Purmamarca and Uquía, all of them tourist spots. The solar cooker (kiosko solar) is a…

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Thinking war machines.

On Slashdot I found this article: Thinking War Machines. As if war with humans who don't think isn't bad enough. I'm not quoting more of this crap, if you want the entire article just follow the above link. 'Devastating.' Really. Without it you're already dead, huh? Oh, wait, you're still alive? That's so wrong... Why is there a part of humanity so dead set on self-extinction? Sounds like a good step up after we eliminated…

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I was on vacation

I spent 2 weeks in the UK and it was wonderful. Seeing friends in Wales, Gloucester, Bristol and Bath, visiting nice places, having brilliant walks. All those things are simple but they are so important. The picture shows very old cottages in the little town of Bibury. They are amazing to see, and people still live here. It's fabulous.

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Meditation. 5. Choice.

What meditation technique fits you? Are you someone who can sit still and blank your mind the way Zen practitioners do? Are you looking for answers and therefore seeking a meditation that can get you to them, like a guided meditation or pathworking? Do you want to ease the mess in your head and find some peace, like is done with Autogenic Training and Transcendental Meditation? Important questions. But also consider if you want to…

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Eucalyptus in your bathroom

Eucalyptus It is common in Italy to find fresh sprigs of Eucalyptus casually tied on to shower heads. When you take a hot bath or shower, the steam will release the eucalyptus oils. Eucalyptus is a natural decongestant, taking a shower with one can help to clear up sinuses and loosen cough. (from http://www.factslist.net)

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Change we can believe in

From DynamicSpiral: So, by now you’ve probably heard that we’ve recently crossed a dubious milestone: Earth’s carbon dioxide level has reached 400ppm. That’s the highest it’s been since we started taking measurements—and, as far as we can tell, the last time it was that high, there weren’t any people around to talk about it. Well, okay, that’s not entirely true. There were people, but they looked more like this: San Diego Museum of Man As you might have grasped from…

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Answers to an exam...

Q1. In which battle did Napoleon die? * his last battle Q2. Where was the Declaration of Independence signed? * at the bottom of the page Q3. The river Ravi flows in which state? * liquid Q4. What is the main reason for divorce? * marriage Q5. What is the main reason for failure? * exams Q6. What can you never eat for breakfast? * lunch & dinner Q7. What looks like half an apple? * the other half Q8. If you…

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America. Your rain are belong to us.

Yes, dear Americans, you saw that correctly. Your rain is not yours. Via NaturalNews: Many of the freedoms we enjoy here in the U.S. are quickly eroding as the nation transforms from the land of the free into the land of the enslaved, but what I'm about to share with you takes the assault on our freedoms to a whole new level. You may not be aware of this, but many Western states, including Utah, Washington…

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10 Things Most Americans Don’t Know About America

Okay, many Americans may not like this. I can understand that. Still, there's a ring of truth in this article that I found at "Bananenplanet": 10 things Americans don’t know about America. Unless you’re speaking with a real estate agent or a prostitute, chances are they’re not going to be excited that you’re American. It’s not some badge of honor we get to parade around. Yes, we had Steve Jobs and Thomas Edison, but unless…

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