Kubrick's Cube. Any way you turn this it zings off in another direction. Classic Kubrick hall of mirrors stuff.
Refugee Camps Are the Cities of Tomorrow
"Energy is the big one. Things are finally moving because of the energy storage, which we suddenly have with the Tesla batteries for instance. Decentralised production of energy is the way forward. Thirty per cent of the world's population does not have regular access to energy. We could see a mega, mega revolution. With little investment we can set up a solar-power plant that not only provides power to the entire camp, but can also be sold to the surrounding settlements.
And water. In the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Danish groundwater pump supplier Grundfos partnered with a water company and you now have a smart-water terminal in the slum, where with smart cards you can buy clean drinking water.
You buy your water from a safe location for a fraction of what the crooks of the water business in Nairobi would sell the water for. So suddenly it becomes affordable, it becomes safe, and you can manage the quantities yourself."
Adjustment through responsibility, the hyper-normal personality
Filed under: Personality by lance88r — 1 Comment
March 4, 2012
Adjustment through responsibility, the hyper normal personality type. These individuals are most comfortable when conforming to the conception of “normalcy”, and any thoughts or actions outside of the norm cause anxiety. Like the narcissistic and autocratic personality types, they may present themselves as strong and self-confident but they do so in a cooperative rather than a competitive manner. They want to have strong affiliations with certain others, they want to help, counsel, support and sympathize in order to make others view them as tender, reasonable and responsible. They are often leaned upon and depended upon by others as they strive to fulfill the idealized role of successful conventionality.
In its maladaptive form, those with this personality type are unable to exhibit passive or aggressive or bitter personality traits even when called for or appropriate. When this personality type is exaggerated these types of people may try to be helpful and responsible when inappropriate or make promises or offer help that they can’t fulfill, all in an attempt to maintain ideals of contribution to others and conventionality to normalcy. They avoid feelings of rebelliousness or frustration, anything that deviates from the norm. They are the ideal “neighbors” to put it that way. In its intense form, the overly motherly woman, the compulsive popularity seeker or the overprotective parent, intense forms of this personality type may pull resentment or frustration in others.
They are most comfortable when appearing mature and generous and involved in close, friendly protective relationships with friendly submissive-docile others and most anxious when appearing defeated, deprived, unfriendly or unlinked are potential outcomes.
"Yes, you read that correctly. The CDC has dedicated time and tax dollars to preparing you for the zombie apocalypse. Of course, they don’t actually believe that a zombie apocalypse will occur. This is more of a PR stunt, but half serious at the same time. The only thing I can compare it to, is when some parents try to come off as “hip and cool” to a younger generation, but wind up making an ass of themselves in the process."
The paranormal documentary show "Paranormal Witness" is starting up again on the SyFy channel this Wednesday Aug. 26. This is in my opinion the best of such shows to appear on TV thus far. They get the best hauntings and the best witness interviews, and the production values are high, or at least they have been in past years. Don't know if the recent budget problems plaguing network TV will affect this show too. Below is probably the best show they ever produced - "The Rain Man."
Certainly, one of the most intriguing sets of theories I have run into in a very long time.
"In reality, the charade was continuing right on schedule: Of the ‘35,000 cases of polio reported on average in the late 1940s and early 1950s, only 15,000 were paralytic – the reduction to 2,500 cases of paralytic polio in 1957, and the complete disappearance of all the non-paralytic cases, was a direct result of the diagnostic changes. It’s smoke ‘n mirrors."
"In June of 2000, the Center for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, the FDA, "leading" scientists and representatives of the pharmaceutical industry got together for a secret meeting.
Their focus was the growing public and scientific awareness that mercury used as a preservative in vaccines for children had unleashed an epidemic of autism.
The participants came to three conclusions:
1. They acknowledged the autism/mercury connection was true (or at least highly plausible)
2. They conspired to create a statistical smokescreen to obscure the science
3. They agreed not to disclose anything that took place at the meeting
Your tax dollars at work.
Clip from the movie Autism: Made in the USA
- See more at: http://www.therealfoodchannel.com/videos/food-contamination/mercury-in-fish-in-vaccines.html#sthash.qNHpw6qM.dpuf"
My latest radionic "folly:"
"There are things going on with this device that I haven’t figured out yet – let’s just say it is an adventure."
Interview with Duncan Laurie:
"Look at the history of Radionics as a place where clues to this process have been left for posterity. After all, these inventors made devices that worked, as testified by hundreds of people who were cured where mainstream medicine failed. Todays radionics is very open ended, as you will see in the book. I’ve been prone to advance it as an artistic methodology, since both art and radionics are empirical and self-referential disciplines that are understood best through application. If a few musicians can raise a whole stadium to their feet in joy and happiness for several hours, why not consider other inertia defying possibilities as well?"