‘The Reptilian’s Pacts’ (Humans Species). ‘Wake Up!’ http://presenttimeandunforeseenoccurrence.blogspot.co.uk/2010/08/reptilian-pact.html And, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMzJ0HGgxXM#t=14 The ‘great’ Carl Sagan (‘The Demon Haunted World’); his ashes were sprinkled into Space! And, Dr Timothy Leary a hero of my generation. “Seven grams of Leary’s ashes were arranged by his friend at Celestis to be buried in space aboard a rocket carrying the remains of 24 others including Gene Roddenberry (creator of Star Trek), Gerard O’Neill (space physicist), and Krafft Ehricke (rocket scientist). A Pegasus rocket containing their remains was launched on April 21, 1997, and remained in orbit for six years until it burned up in the atmosphere”. ‘Will you be a chosen one’? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_Leary And, Superb TV (Carl Sagan SETI) http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00wltbk/sign/the-search-for-life-the-drake-equation
‘Living In A Dream Bubble’. “The oldest known survivor of the Nazi Holocaust, Alice Herz-Sommer, has died in London at the age of 110. Born into a Jewish family in Prague in 1903, Ms Herz-Sommer spent two years in a Nazi concentration camp in Terezin”. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-26318383
Looking forward to the ‘School Lecture’, given by, Prof Richard Overy, tonight, who has written many books on the WWII Holocaust. Were the Germans ‘involved’, driven by ‘ideology’, and were they; ‘only, just, ordinary people’; like you, and I? How did they keep on killing, and at ‘close quarters’, not, over just a few days, but week, after week, year, on year (for some); keeping up daily, this horrendous moment-on! The/his angle on this all, and the motivation for killing; from the Historians, and the Psychologists, point of view! I hope that he includes the Anthropologists; in all this ‘hard work’; and to the many, who do, and very much prefer, to live behind the ‘veils of illusion’; about our very own species genealogy that did come off the ‘human evolutionary line’, from the Reptiles, more than a few hundreds of millions of years, ago! http://humanities.exeter.ac.uk/history/staff/overy/biography/
Brilliant, I can’t get this documentary out of my mind! Over, half of our family, wiped out, or damaged; like many other family’s. Disaster, for years after it, when they (the people) were all promised so much! A very ‘dodgy’ world, we live in, we had better make the most of today, as tomorrow, could (easily be, suddenly) a complete disaster! The little problems in our lives, pale to insignificance, (again, for me) after watching this prog! http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p01nl00x/The_Pity_of_War/ Notes (whilst, I have some time): ‘Miligram Test’; Don Mclean ‘Reptillian Brain Theory’; ‘Veil of Illusion’, Amartya Sen ‘The Violence of Illusion’; ‘Mirror Neurons’ & ‘The Emerging Mind’ Vilayanur Ramachandran. ‘The Long Childhood’, in the ‘Ascent of Man’ BBC series, Jacob Bronowski; Margaret Singer ‘The Six Conditions for Thought Reform’; ‘Reality Check’ & ‘Update & Blogroll’, luckyme0, www.charleslizzy.com & https://charleslizzy.com/2011/12/01/reality-check-update-and-blogroll/ And, ‘The Global Gullibility Index’. “The peninsula of Crimea in southern Ukraine is at the centre of what is being seen as the biggest crisis between Russia and the West since the Cold War. Troops loyal to Russia have taken control of the region and the pro-Russian parliament has voted to join the Russian Federation, to be confirmed in a referendum” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-26367786 For some ‘greater’ information at RT TV http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RT_(TV_network)
Bored (leaders), with the ‘failure’ of the Euro (15 yr old promises broken, of prosperity and wealth, for ordinary people, and full employment); bored with the failure of USA’s foreign policy, and the ‘rip-off’ banking crisis and lack of ‘face’; failure of the world-wide (government’s) ‘youth un-employment policy’, leading to ‘far right’, or left-wing gangs, ‘Hitler Youth’s’, or the, ‘equivalents’; Bored, with corruption, and non-payment of tax, by the ‘multi-nationals’, and the hoarding of wealth in ‘Sovereign Funds’ by a few; bored by inequality and the picking on the vulnerable, as an excuse, for ‘Austerity’s Policy’s’.
‘War Never Changes And Young Gentlemen Forget’ – ”In that cavalry mess I heard queer conversations. Those officers belonged to the old families of England, the old caste of aristocracy, but the foul outrage of the war, the courage against all ideals of civilization had made them think; some of them for the first time, about the structure of social life and of the human family. They hated Germany, as the direct cause of war, but they looked deeper than that and saw how the leaders of all great nations in Europe had maintained the philosophy of force, and had built up hatreds and fears, and alliances, over the heads of the people’s whom they inflamed with passion or duped lies. “The politicians are the guilty ones”, said one cavalry officer. “I am all for revolution after the bloody massacre. I would hang all politicians, diplomats, and so-called statesmen with strict impartiality”. “I’m for the people”, said another. “The poor bloody people who are kept in ignorance and then driven into the shambles, when their rulers desire to grab some new part of the earth’s surface or to get their armies going because they are bored with peace”. “What price Christianity?” Asked another, inevitably. “What have the Churches done to stop war or preach the Gospel of Christ? The Bishop of London, the Archbishop of Canterbury, all those conventional, patriotic, cannon-blessing, banner baptising humbugs. God! They make me tired”! The Same Words – Strong words to hear in a cavalry mess! Strange turmoil in the souls of men! They were the same words I heard from the ‘London Boys’ in Ypres (slang -“Wipers” 1914-18 World War 1) spoken just as crudely! But, many young gentlemen, who spoke those words have already forgotten them, or would deny them”. ‘Realities of War’ Philip Gibbs, Volume 1, P.244. WW1 WAS STARTED FOR A LOT LESS THAN THIS!, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-26598832 Marching towards a Third World War?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ym12o1i2Mak
‘The battles of this century are less likely to be the product of extreme political ideology – like those of the 20th century – but they could easily be fought around the questions of cultural or religious difference.’ Tony Blair, 25 January 2014 – “The US Strategic Command, the agency responsible for country’s nuclear arsenal, will hold large-scale war games this week that will include 10 B-52 Stratofortresses and up to six B-2 Spirit bombers, along with other military and government agencies. The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is a long-range, subsonic, jet-powered strategic bomber built to carry nuclear weapons”. Just what we don’t want, or need (at this time). This lot, playing silly-buggers, with us, and others, in NATO; including the Germans. The Eastern Ukrainians don’t like the Germans, with fire-power, at all, and with some very good reasons. Most Germans, don’t want this either, nor do most people, with very good reasons too. Stupidly, we are ‘upping the anti’, because our leaders are ‘bored’ (failures). Failure at home UK, with the EU (German, dominated) policy – UKIP likely to win the coming elections, too. http://rt.com/usa/158352-usstratcom-nuclear-wargames-nato/
Am I a ‘safe citizen’? I maybe not, but I know a few? Hitler (Nazis) banned this book, you can see why! Something, I have been reading – Getting, fed up and tired out, with all the ‘power politics’? The News, in general? Life, even? ‘Go back to the Garden’, at least, in your mind, and with a very good book, of any sort. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aOGnVKWbwc ‘ On the first days of these new wanderings, the first greedy tumult of new-won freedom, Goldmund had to learn all over again to live the homeless, timeless life of the roads. The homeless live the lives of valiant children, obeying none, their only lord the changing sky, with no aim before them, and no roof over them, owning nothing, ready for any hazard – their beggarly and stalwart lives. The are Adam’s sons, who was turned forth, and brothers of the innocent beasts. From the hand of God, from hour to hour, they take whatever He may send them, sun, rain, mist, snow, heat or cold, famine or bellyful, and never notice how time goes, or consider the future, or man’s history. For them there is no striving to be great; they have no knowledge of that strange idol called well-being to which the owners cling so fervently. A vagrant may be savage or gentle, skilled in his life or slow to cope with it, valiant or cowardly, he is a child. He lives for ever in the Garden before the coming of wars and cities, his steps guided on for ever by a few simple needs and longings. Cunning or slow of mind; feeling in the depth of his heart how brittle and fugitive is all life, how meagely and fearfully living things carry their spark of warmth through the icy universe; or else a poor gluttonous simpleton going in the wake of his gnawing belly – either of these is the deep implacable enemy and deadly rival of safe citizens. They dread him as they dread to be reminded of the running away of all that is, the eternal withering out of warmth and joy into chill inescapable death, which lives in the air and eats up all men’. ‘Narziss and Goldmund’, Hermann Hesse (1877-1962).
“Finding a virus still capable of infecting its host after such a long time is still pretty astounding – but just how long other viruses could remain viable in permafrost is anyone’s guess. It will depend a lot on the actual virus. I doubt they are all as robust as this one. “He added (Prof Claverie): “We freeze viruses in the laboratory to preserve them for the future. If they have a lipid envelope – like flu or HIV, for example – then they are a bit more fragile, but the viruses with an external protein shell – like foot and mouth and common cold viruses – survive better” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-26387276
Have you been to, or even, thinking, of sending your children, to a Prep School; Public School; Separating; Divorcing; Living on your own, so on?.., maybe, think hard about it. Have some ‘back up’ hydrocortisone, or get tested; later in life, up to 60 years later; when you really might not feel so good!
“We are social creatures. Cortisol has also been linked to various types of separation. One widely studied form of separation is maternal separation. Following maternal separation, there is a significant increase in cortisol among both the mother and the infant. These changes are due to dysfunctions in the Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis during a critical period in childhood. One study found that cortisol levels significantly decreased in peer-reared Rhesus monkeys in comparison to mother-reared monkeys at the age of two years. This difference was significant at the mark of two years, and remained significant when tested again at three and a half years. This study marks the importance of maternal care, showing that despite being raised by a large support group, Rhesus monkeys experience high increases in cortisol when raised without their mother.
These effects of maternal separation on cortisol also continue much later in life. One study which examined mid-aged men and women and found that separation lasting 1 or more years during childhood is associated with decreased levels of cortisol secretion, possibly symbolizing a diminished activity of the HPA axis. Another study examined adults who were put in to foster care during World War II. Those separated from both of their parents had higher levels of cortisol in comparison to those who were not separated. These effects were seen more than 60 years after the childhood separation had occurred. This study also found that the length of separation did not affect hormonal responses. .
These studies mark the importance of maternal care and its effect on cortisol levels not only during childhood separations, but also cortisol levels later in life. More research is needed in this area to be sure of the definite cause of different HPA axis functioning later in life. Also, future research is needed to be sure there is indeed a critical period for maternal separation and its resulting decrease in cortisol. .
Aside from maternal separation, studies have found that increases in cortisol levels are also associated with romantic partner separations. These increases in cortisol were more commonly found when the partner who was left for a period of 4 to 6 days has a high attachment anxiety. This could be due to increased stress when their partner was away. But, further evidence is needed to identify the relationship between romantic separation and cortisol”.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cortisol And, https://charleslizzy.com/2011/08/06/independent-schools-inspectorate-isi-marketing-spirituality-buzzword-or-maybe-even-for-you-to-shiver-at-the-something/
‘Silly-Billies’, of the, ‘European Politico Class’, http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/10565406/Why-it-would-be-crazy-to-ban-e-cigarettes.html Vote UKIP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpGMC3G4Ryo
“The evidence for an “ocean” of water under the surface of Saturn’s moon Enceladus appears to be overwhelming. The little world has excited scientists ever since jets of icy material were seen squirting into space from a striped region at its south pole. Now, exquisite measurements using Nasa’s Cassini probe as it flew over the moon have allowed researchers to detect the water’s gravitational signal” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-26872184
“Members of a group are more likely to lie after they inhale the “love hormone” oxytocin, a study has found. This hormone is known to be released during close bonding between groups, and mothers also release it during childbirth and breastfeeding. The results suggest that individuals in closely bonded groups are more likely to lie when it benefits the group than when it only benefits the individual” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-26771703
Getting on with it, whatever that may be? https://humanism.org.uk/thatshumanism/#howbehappy
Philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer spoke of the subject in 19th century: “And as the capacity for believing is strongest in childhood, special care is taken to make sure of this tender age. This has much more to do with the doctrines of belief taking root than threats and reports of miracles. If, in early childhood, certain fundamental views and doctrines are paraded with unusual solemnity, and an air of the greatest earnestness never before visible in anything else; if, at the same time, the possibility of a doubt about them be completely passed over, or touched upon only to indicate that doubt is the first step to eternal perdition, the resulting impression will be so deep that, as a rule, that is, in almost every case, doubt about them will be almost as impossible as doubt about one’s own existence.”—Arthur Schopenhauer, On Religion: A Dialogue. Several authors have been critical of religious indoctrination of children, such as Nicolas Humphrey, Daniel Dennett and Richard Dawkins. Christopher Hitchens and Dawkins use the term child abuse to describe the harm that some religious upbringings inflict on children. Dawkins has written a children’s book that seeks to convince them of what he deems to be the fallacy of various religious teachings and states that he is angered by the labels – “Muslim child”, or, “Catholic child”. He asks how a young child can be considered intellectually mature enough to have such independent views on the cosmos and humanity’s place within it. By contrast, Dawkins points out, no reasonable person would speak of a “Marxist child”, or a “Tory child.” He suggests there is little controversy over such labeling because of the, “weirdly privileged status of religion”. On several occasions Dawkins has also made the controversial claim that sexually abusing a child is “arguably less” damaging than “the long term psychological damage inflicted by bringing up a child Catholic in the first place” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_and_children “The former national head of counter terrorism is to lead an inquiry into 25 Birmingham schools over allegations of a hard-line Islamist takeover plot. But the appointment of Peter Clarke, an ex-deputy assistant commissioner of the Met, was described as “desperately unfortunate” by the chief constable of West Midlands Police, Chris Sims. The Department for Education (DfE) has appointed Mr Clarke to review evidence. Birmingham City Council said it had more than 200 reports over its inquiry” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-27031941
Easter Truth’s. Married life; what (very important) things men have to think about, such as: the latest discovery of a ‘look alike world’ billions of miles away; midnight ramblings with a wife or partner; the ‘late night conversations’ or ‘the early morning ones’, when (all) the kids are asleep, so on… “It is not surprising that husbands and wives seem so little part of one another. It is surprising that there is so much love as there is. For there is no food for it. What does it live upon – what nourishes it? Husbands and wives never seem to have anything to say to one another. What do they talk about? Not about any great religious, social (sexual), political questions or feelings. They talk about who shall come to dinner, who is to live in this lodge and who in that, about the improvement of the place, or when they shall go to London… But any real communion between husband and wife – any descending into the depths of their being, and drawing out thence what they find and comparing it – do we ever dream of such a thing? Yes, we may dream of it during the season of ‘passion’, but we shall not find it afterwards. We even expect it to go off, and lay our account that it will. If the husband has, by chance (or study), gone into the depths of his being, and found there anything unorthodox, he, oftenest, conceals it carefully from his wife (the rest of the world, in my own private opinion as well), – he is afraid of ‘unsettling’ her opinions”. Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) book called, ‘Cassandra’; not published at that time, as was advised, by her male friends. What have you found out, guys, but you can’t tell your wife (partner)? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_Nightingale And, working on – https://charleslizzy.com/2007/09/05/rational-emotive-behaviour-therapy-rebt-spirituality-and-psychotherapy-conundrum/ “Why is thought, being a secretion in the brain, more wonderful than gravity and the property of matter? It is our arrogance…our admiration of ourselves” Charles Darwin (1809-1882).
Afshin Rattansi goes underground in the booming sector of corporate surveillance. Journalist and comedian Mark Thomas discusses his personal experience of being spied on by one of the largest corporations in Britain, and the ‘domestic extremist’ …