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Debt capital markets syndicate   

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Job DescriptionOur client is a global investment bank & are looking to expand their Emerging Markets distribution into Europe. This role would be focused on issuance from Africa. The perfect candidate will be familiar with the relevant European investor universe who are able to buy private placements & structured deals. Essential responsibilities: Lead the execution process for all international bond issuances arranged by the banks local DCM team. Act as a bridge between DCM & Sales and Trading on the firm's primary deals, assisting with origination & ensure alignment with investor appetite. Working closely with sales, develop relationships with portfolio managers at key asset managers, hedge funds, banks, corporates & private banks across UK, Europe & USA. Provide guidance on pricing, target investors and the execution strategy required to achieve the client's objectives. Qualifications: Knowledge of which structures & terms will appeal to different categories of investors.

          

A marvelous life : the amazing story of Stan Lee by Fingeroth, Danny, author.   

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"The definitive biography of the beloved-often controversial-co-creator of many legendary superheroes, A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee presents the origin of "Stan the Man," who spun a storytelling web of comic book heroic adventures into a pop culture phenomenon: the Marvel Universe. Stan Lee was the most famous American comic book creator who ever lived. Thanks, especially, to his many cameos in Marvel movies and TV shows, Lee was-and even after his 2018 death, still is-the voi

          

At the edge of time : exploring the mysteries of our universe's first seconds by Hooper, Dan, 1976- author.   

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Scientists in the past few decades have made crucial discoveries about how our cosmos evolved over the past 13.8 billion years. But there remains a critical gap in our knowledge: we still know very little about what happened in the first seconds after the Big Bang. At the Edge of Time focuses on what we have recently learned and are still striving to understand about this most essential and mysterious period of time at the beginning of cosmic history. Taking readers into the remarkable world of

          

Applied Geophysics (Staff or Senior) Scientist - Energy Geosciences Division | United States of America | Full time   

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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, United States of America

Applied Geophysics (Staff or Senior) Scientist – Energy Geosciences Division – 87325
Organization: GO-Energy Geosciences

Berkeley Lab’s Energy Geosciences Division has an immediate opening for a Staff or Senior Scientist in Applied Geophysics.

We are seeking an Applied Geophysicist with a record of leading innovative research in characterizing subsurface structure, and monitoring properties and processes, with a focus on seismology. As a member of the Energy Geosciences Division (EGD) you will lead and participate in leading-edge research in passive and active seismic methodologies, including borehole data acquisition. A successful candidate is expected to lead and expand our historically vibrant and extramurally supported frontier research program in applied seismology with a broad range of support from U.S. DOE programs in geothermal, carbon storage, and oil and gas, as well as external industry funding. Continued focus on developing novel field methods is expected, with an emphasis on permanent reservoir monitoring and time-lapse seismic imaging approaches. Development of novel imaging and inversion methods is encouraged, and internal collaboration with non-seismic methods including electromagnetic acquisition and imaging is also expected.

Currently funded research areas include distributed acoustic sensing (DAS), continuous active-source seismic monitoring (CASSM) using both surface and borehole sources, and advanced microseismic monitoring, as well as the development of new seismic modeling and inversion techniques. Data acquisition research areas utilize dedicated engineering support from LBNL’s Geoscience Measurement Facility which houses extensive resources for novel field seismic acquisition systems, including high-temperature wireline instruments, downhole tools, recording systems, and fiber optics. This is in addition to more traditional geophysical instrumentation, experienced field personnel, and instrument fabrication facilities.

As part of EGD’s ‘Sustainable Earth’ (https://God.blue/splash.php?url=7GJcVSDiJUAsSLuFlBDfyszsrKfy73YT9z_PLUS_iPUaIH35O7NfwEZYGT04Xl06dFKCA2WEgmYdcgp9TusWbN95YsEqRIzI99HjrwiMKQUCak5EH_PLUS_1rNItV4THD0NNaFzMXh_SLASH_YFRMURp3WYtipPQ7DY42udUReRz7CCbXKQ4aG_PLUS_H_SLASH_K0_EQUALS_) Strategic Direction, these methods will be utilized in a variety of contexts relevant to DOE’s mission of finding scientific solutions for the sustainable utilization of the subsurface, including characterization and monitoring of geological carbon storage, geothermal systems, oil and gas reservoirs, nuclear waste disposal, and groundwater management. The successful candidate will take advantage of world-class experimental and computational facilities at Berkeley Lab, including LBNL’s unique Geosciences Measurement Facility to propose and develop funding for projects in both current and new research areas. Active collaboration with other scientific divisions across Berkeley Lab including the Climate and Ecosystem Sciences division, as well as UC Berkeley, is expected.

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The Energy Geoscience Division (EGD, https://God.blue/splash.php?url=4J_SLASH_5FCcJa4LLJzfR4zdX_PLUS_7EBehKq_SLASH_GeRAp86IFnREboDrMpLGT9HUfLp_SLASH_ojihNRaV9aVS9QcTaHfHU5Klg7b_PLUS_0uMZlln1lFkUWg84WqrIzPMgzyDKjf_PLUS_DdbFq_SLASH_tP4kJmNngTHgvBy5Fj5JaSRwt4zA_EQUALS__EQUALS_) of Berkeley Lab is advancing multi-disciplinary expertise to accelerate scientific discoveries and their translation into scalable solutions for the sustainable utilization and management of the Earth’s subsurface. We strive to promote the intelligent use of the subsurface as a substantial resource for energy and water, as well as its wise use for waste disposal. We work at the cutting edge of observation, measurement, and simulation of rock-fluid processes through the development and use of methodologies that span from the molecular to field scales. Together with our sister division in the Earth and Environmental Sciences Area (EESA), we address the most pressing energy and environmental challenges of our time, striving for scientific excellence that makes a difference in a changing world. We deeply care for an inclusive and diverse work environment and we are fully invested in the well-being and advancement of our staff.

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  • Conduct cutting edge scientific research in applied geophysics with an emphasis on seismic methods.
  • Lead a nationally recognized program that has a distinguished history in novel areas of seismic acquisition design, fabrication, and testing, such as borehole geophysics, permanent reservoir monitoring, and distributed acoustic sensing using fiber optic networks. Coordinate and manage field data acquisition projects.
  • Propose new research agendas, develop external proposals and detailed research plans, and perform innovative and complex research and analysis. Independently raise funds for geophysical research at LBNL.
  • Write LBNL reports, conference papers, and articles for refereed archival journals. Publish as primary or corresponding author in refereed journals, and present work extensively at conferences and workshops.
  • Lead and supervise LBNL staff and technical subcontractors on projects related to geothermal and fossil energy, carbon storage, nuclear waste storage, and groundwater management issues. Mentor junior scientists and post-docs.
  • Collaborate with and/or lead others in groups and forge collaborations across the Lab and with colleagues at external institutions.
  • Develop programmatic goals for geophysical methods applied to areas of DOE interest.
  • Interact with clients (DOE and industry) and with professional colleagues through participation in meetings, advisory committees, and other forms of job-related communications. Build and maintain effective relationships with clients.

At the Senior Scientist level, you may also:

  • Oversee a Program or Department within EGD.
  • Have an affiliation with UC Berkeley.
  • Assist in preparing reports and giving briefings as needed in support of other EESA programs.

What is Required:

  • Demonstrated ability and experience in developing and managing high-impact projects.
  • Demonstrated ability and experience in developing and applying complex and innovative new methods, tools, and approaches in seismic geophysics.
  • Demonstrated technical and managerial expertise in independently conceiving and designing research plans, performing data analysis
  • Demonstrated ability to serve in advisory roles to government agencies, industry groups, and other stakeholders.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including demonstrated ability to write reports, conference papers, and refereed journal articles synthesizing research results, and to present research findings at conferences, workshops, and other forums.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with clients and professional colleagues, manage research projects, prepare funding proposals, and independently attract research funding.
  • Record of successful mentorship and supervision.
  • PhD or equivalent experience in applied geophysics, or a related engineering field, and at least five years of relevant professional experience.

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Deep expertise in one or more of the following topics: borehole/crosswell seismic data acquisition/processing, distributed acoustic sensing and other fiber optic sensing technologies, passive seismic imaging methods, permanent reservoir monitoring systems, optical seismic sensor instrumentation and data acquisition.
  • Ability to collaborate with other Earth Scientists specializing in non-seismic monitoring methods (e.g., electromagnetic geophysics or potential field methods) and/or develop non-seismic acquisition/ processing/ analysis methodologies.

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled

Notes:

  • This is a full time, M-F, exempt from overtime pay (monthly paid), Career Appointment.
  • This position may be hired at the Staff or Senior Scientist level, depending on business needs, and selected candidate’s skills, knowledge, and abilities.
  • This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
  • Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.

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Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4 (https://God.blue/splash.php?url=22vSO6K1TWs_SLASH_O_SLASH_pB3tY_SLASH_PoME_PLUS_0vQ0dp5ektDrBcwREN_PLUS_mPKl0kn1sHM8LUSzGxlgugMTlQkarFF8633V5V0RNO1lkm_PLUS_hSvo2RKgHzczmIoCf9DeDDxc7PkveOmCWBLsYST3i0O3apVnypUNfrnidbg_EQUALS__EQUALS_). Click here (https://God.blue/splash.php?url=z6HNUWh0hywlo5Zf1TyWLoCXx5ADy1BKeO9LWSLs4p2t8V2rRrQf_PLUS_SmVuppIFoW7EjFWE6_PLUS_K_SLASH_x5rpajtMJxUPbDzrhrU4fEudysDtk7saVnhCQ0gFSgJeCfBtexzMkLRNIlZr6v_SLASH_Am5rrud4yDkwSusyVHP_SLASH_2j3Bqlo8TTncnko_EQUALS_) to view the poster: “Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law”.

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Chopped Liver — 11 June 2018   

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There's a proverb that goes "Beloved children have many names." That's at least as true when it comes to the names we give our pets. "Fluffy" becomes "Fluffers" becomes "FluffFace" becomes "FlufferNutter, Queen of the Universe." Speaking of the celestial, how DID the top politician in California come to be named Governor Moonbeam, anyway? Blame it on a clever newspaper columnist. And: still more names for those slowpokes in the left-turn lane. Plus munge and kludge, monkey blood and chopped liver, a German word for pout, and the land of the living.

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ORIGINES ET AVENIR DE L'HUMANITÉ   

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Suite au succès du premier cycle de conférences "Origines et avenir de l'Humanité", l'Institut de Paléontologie Humain, Fondation Albert Ier, Prince de Monaco et le MURS (Mouvement Universel de la Responsabilité Scientifique) lancent un nouveau cycle pour l'année 2019. - 08. Actualités Page Accueil

          

SI LOIN SI PROCHE - CIE NOMADE IN FRANCE   

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Date : Jeudi 19 mars 2020 - Lieu : L'Imprévu - Saint-Ouen l'Aumône (95310) - Agrémenté d’anecdotes personnelles et de références universelles, la petite et la grande Histoire se croisent dans ce récit musical dans lequel une famille d’immigrés algériens rentre au pays dans les années 80 pour célébrer le mariage du fils ainé. Nous...

          

Illegal Dismissal cases: How to Avoid Them   

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[Manual] Susan Lea - Student Solutions Manual for Lea`s Mathematics for Physicists-Cengage Learning (2003)   

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OMG, gossip: RIP iconic Puerto Rican celebrity astrologer, Walter Mercado   

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Walter Mercado is now a bright shining star in the Universe [dlisted] Young Turkmen doctor vanishes after coming out as gay under pseudonym, recording farewell...

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App developers had access to more Facebook Group data than intended. Election security and disinformation. DarkUniverse described. Millions lost to business email compromise.   

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Facebook closes a hole in Group data access. US authorities seek to reassure Congress and the public concerning the security of election infrastructure. Disinformation remains a challenge, however, as the US prepares for the 2020 elections. Criminals catch Potomac fever as they use politicians’ names and likenesses as an aid to distributing malware. Kaspersky outlines the now-shuttered DarkUniverse campaign. And Nikkei America loses millions to a BEC scam. Justin Harvey from Accenture on automated incident response. Carole Theriault speaks with Kristen Coulson from Tripwire on protecting the IoT.

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Planetary System Dynamics   

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By Francisco J. Pozuelos, Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC) The ultimate goal of exoplanetary research is to place ourselves in the universe. Are we just the result of normal evolution? That is to say, does life tend to appear almost everywhere, which means that the emergence of intelligent life is just a matter of time. … Continue reading Planetary System Dynamics

          

The Prodigal Species   

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Science: Old and New The Prodigal Species Wednesday, November 6, 2019 The universe is a single reality—one long sweeping spectacular process of interconnected events. The universe is not a place where evolution happens; it is evolution happening. It is not a stage on which dramas unfold; it is the unfolding drama itself. . . . […]

          

Doctor Who: 10 Times The Doctor Lost   

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Think you're having a bad day? Bet you've never inadvertently destroyed the universe.

          

Doctor Who: 8 Times The Doctor Has Killed   

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Shooting, suffocating and exploding his way through the universe since 1963.

          

Y001 Qi Universele Draadloze Oplader 9V - 1.67A Wireless Cha   

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Local authors carving their niche and lighting the way to a Maltese fantasy and sci-fi genre   

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Today marks the opening day of the 2019 Malta Book Festival, which kicks off with "Strange New Worlds", a conference on sci-fi and fantasy literature, which is organised by the National Book Council.

The conference will bring together local and international authors who all have created their own fantastical worlds in their works. These include Loranne Vella (Malta), Joan Courtenay Grimwood (UK), Kali Wallace (US) and Dave Rudden (Ireland). The conference will be monitored by translator and writer of It-Tawmaturgu: Il-Hmura ta' Filghaxija Mark Anthony-Fenech. The Malta Independent contacted Mark to discuss the conference and its importance on sci-fi and fantasy fiction in Malta.

What are you expecting from the conference itself, given that there are four other authors who have created their own different fantasy worlds?

I am looking forward to hearing about each author's years of experience, knowledge and their take on the worlds they created, as well as their own ideas on what is essential when telling a sci-fi and fantasy story. I'm also keen on their take on the standing of genre literature vis a vis literary fiction; whether this fixation with pigeonholing stories is a fruitless exercise since some works transcend boundaries; whether it is an exercise in snobbery, or if this helps authors and readers discover science fiction and fantasy.

The science fiction genre dates back hundreds of year, during the time of great advances in science and technology. Yet in most recent years there has been a rise in sci-fi and speculative fiction, as more authors question what the future will look like.

What do you think is the reason behind this rise and what attracts authors and readers towards this genre?

One might say that the "Epic of Gilgamesh" is one of the first, if not the first fantasy epic. Of course, mythology might be seen as the precursor of fantasy, that is a testament to the human imagination, creating stories and other worlds to make sense of their own.

More recently, the likes of Mary Shelley, Jules Verne, H.G Wells, JRR Tolkien and others have spearheaded both science fiction and fantasy, with sci-fi keeping pace and running ahead with the scientific discoveries of the time and the angst they caused.

The age of the internet, Dungeons and Dragons, Game Workshop and the rise of blockbuster franchises such as Star Wars and the Marvel Cinematic Universe have made the genres more accessible and fired the imagination of millions. There are many reasons as to why an author writes in such genres such as the lure to create an alternative world, it's like playing chess with history and the future.

Apart from the language, do you believe Maltese local sci-fi and fantasy literature has a different theme and style when compared to international titles of the same genre?

It is too early to determine the voice of Maltese fantasy and sci-fi, but the present authors are carving their niches and lighting the way. Maltese literature as a whole is fledgling compared to English, American, French and Italian literature to name but a few. There is a beauty to this in that the authors are establishing the rules of the genre within the local setting for others to follow, and are shaping the language to the stories they create.

Which authors and events inspired you to write Tawmaturgu? 

Where to start? Warhammar 40,000, Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, and movies such as Event Horizon, have all been great influences. Authors who have left a great influence would be  JRR Tolkien, Frank Herbert, Dan Abnett, Aaron Dembski-Bowden and Graham McNeil to name a few. On the local scene, Trevor Zahra's Meta Jaqa C-Cpar was probably the first Maltese sci-fi book I've read and an interview with the author was essential in inspiring me to write when he encouraged would be authors to read.

I started writing It-Tawmaturgu after translating excerpts from Dan Abnett's Prospero Burns and Aaron Dembski-Bowden's Soul Hunter into Maltese for my MA in Translation dissertation. This showed me that not only was sci-fi in Maltese possible but that the language was malleable enough in the creation of neologisms and in telling a story with jargon related to military, astronomy and technology set in the far future. An excerpt from It-Tawmaturgu was edited by Joseph Sultana and Kit Azzopardi.

John A Bonello, National Book Prize Winner and author of Il-Loghba Tal-Allat trilogy and the Irvin Vella books, was my mentor and editor; who was extremely helpful and it was all thanks to him that I published the novel. I would like to call him the Master Jedi with me being the Padawan here.

What are you expecting from the Book Festival? Do you believe it is an important event and why?

I hope it would encourage people to read and maybe write their own work. There are many different worlds and stories out there waiting to be discovered. I hope the presence of illustrious authors like Loranne Vella, Dave Rudden, Kali Wallace and Jon Courtenay Grimwood help shed light onto the genres of science fiction and fantasy and be inspiration to their audiences.

The Book Festival is a very important event, it encourages people to read, be more critical in their everyday lives and be more active citizens. I cannot stress enough how important or praise the stellar work of the National Book Council in promoting literature in Malta and the rights of authors.

What is your advice to inspiring authors or those experiencing writers block?

I have only written one novel and still have much to learn and will always do. My advice though, such as it is, would be to read, not only in the genre they're writing in but outside their comfort zones. They should be ready for criticism and should always have beta readers to read their work before submitting their work for publishing. As for writer's block, it comes and goes. Sometimes it's good to stop for a while, to let the work rest and start again after a break. That said, writing is mostly discipline, there is no such thing as the muse or waiting to be inspired- otherwise you would never finish anything.

What is next for you? 

Translating It-Tawmaturgu into English (this has been a long time coming), and writing the sequel which is called It-Tawmaturgu: Il-Hmura ta' Filghodu (The Thaumaturge: Red Sky at Dawn).


          

Grotesque and mirthless humour in "Midnight Hotel" and Morning Yet on Judgement Day"   

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This paper intends to examine theories of humour in which the comic and the tragic meet through the style and structure of a text. It therefore defines the grotesque along this line and expands our interpretation of Osofisan's satiric pieces in within the ambit of unnatural disordered universe he creates to arouse laugher. This is in contrast to the kind of humour that is mirthless in because the issues in discussion range from the serious and the tragic about the socio-political environment in which the play weaves the plot. In other words, our reception of each of these plays depends on the language and style of the plays to elicit either of the reactions: the grotesque in terms of the comic and mirthless humour in terms of the tragic which are so illustrated in each of the play. The paper concludes that whatever our reaction to each play both are good texts that intend to liberate us through humour from any frustration about the environment in which the texts are situated.


          

Our universe’s first seconds   

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From In the Moment, Oct. 31, 2019: In this 42-minute podcast, Fermilab scientist Dan Hooper talks about particles, relativity and the origins of our universe, outlining our growing understanding of the conditions in which our universe began, highlighting what we know about the first few seconds after the Big Bang and how several astronomers and mathematicians throughout history helped us determine that the universe was expanding.

          

Anonym - Desert   

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Titel: Desert
Datum: 2011
Quelle: Entommen aus: "Desert. Hurra, die Welt geht unter", Unrast Verlag, Münster, Oktober 2016, 172 Seiten.
Vorwärts!
  • Tief in unseren Herzen wissen wir alle, dass die Welt nicht ›gerettet‹ werden wird

  • Aktive Desillusionierung ist befreiend

Etwas verfolgt viele Aktivist*innen, Anarchist*innen, Umweltschützer*innen, viele meiner Freund*innen. Es verfolgte auch mich. In unseren Subkulturen erzählen wir uns oft, dass es nicht da ist, dass wir es nicht sehen, nicht hören können. Unsere Wünsche für diese Welt verbieten es uns, es zu sehen. Trotz bester Bemühungen – kontinuierlichem Aktivismus, dem Aufbau von Bewegungen, einem angemessenem Leben als Ausdruck der eigenen Ethik – trotz alledem, nimmt das Gespenst für viele von uns Formen an. Das blasse Bild wird immer deutlicher, immer unvermeidbarer – bis einem das Gespenst ins Gesicht starrt. Genau wie bei vielen Ungeheuern aus den alten Märchen genügt ein Blickkontakt und mensch versteinert. Unfähig, sich zu bewegen. Von der Hoffnung verlassen, desillusioniert und inaktiv. Dieses Unwohlsein, das Versteinern, macht nicht nur die aktivistische Arbeit schleppend, ich konnte auch beobachten, wie es jede Facette des Lebens vieler meiner Freund*innen betraf.

Das Gespenst, dem viele nicht ins Auge blicken wollen, ist eine simple Erkenntnis: Die Welt wird nicht ›gerettet‹ werden. Die anarchistische Weltrevolution wird nicht stattfinden. Der Klimawandel ist inzwischen nicht mehr zu stoppen. Wir werden nicht das weltweite Ende der Zivilisation / des Kapitalismus / des Patriarchats / der Autorität erleben. Das wird in nächster Zeit einfach nicht kommen. Es ist unwahrscheinlich, dass es überhaupt irgendwann kommt. Die Erde wird nicht ›gerettet‹ werden. Nicht durch Aktivist*innen, nicht durch Massenbewegungen, nicht durch Wohltätigkeit und auch nicht durch ein aufständisches, globales Proletariat. Die Erde wird nicht ›gerettet‹ werden. Diese Erkenntnis verletzt die Leute. Sie wollen sie nicht wahrhaben! Es ist aber wahrscheinlich so.

Diese Erkenntnisse, dieses Aufgeben der Illusionen sollte nicht zur Handlungsunfähigkeit führen. Wenn mensch jedoch glaubt, es ginge um alles oder nichts, dann werden sie zu einem Problem. Viele Freund*innen sind aus der ›Bewegung‹ ›ausgestiegen‹, während andere noch immer in den alten Handlungsmustern feststecken – dies allerdings mit einer Traurigkeit und einem Zynismus, die ein Gefühl von Nutzlosigkeit vermitteln. Ein paar schweben über den Szenen und kritisieren alles – leben und kämpfen allerdings wenig.

»Es ist nicht die Verzweiflung – mit der Verzweiflung kann ich umgehen. Es ist die Hoffnung, mit der ich nicht umgehen kann«[1]

Die Hoffnung auf das große Happy End verletzt Leute – sie bereitet den Weg für den Schmerz, den sie spüren, wenn sie desillusioniert werden. Mal ehrlich, wer von uns glaubt wirklich daran? Wie viele sind an dem Aufwand, den fundamental religiösen Glauben an eine positive Transformation dieser Welt mit der uns umgebenden Lebensrealität in Einklang zu bringen, zerbrochen? Desillusioniert zu sein – in Bezug auf die Weltrevolution / auf unsere Möglichkeit, den Klimawandel zu stoppen – sollte jedoch nicht dazu führen, dass wir unsere anarchistische Überzeugung ändern oder unsere Liebe zur Natur aufgeben. Es gibt immer noch viele Möglichkeiten für wilde Freiheit.

Wie sehen einige dieser Möglichkeiten aus und wie können wir sie leben? Was könnte es bedeuten, Anarchist*in oder Umweltaktivist*in zu sein, wenn Weltrevolution und soziale / ökologische Zukunftsfähigkeit nicht das Ziel sind? Welche Ziele, Pläne, welche Lebensformen, was für Abenteuer ergeben sich, wenn die Illusionen beiseite gelegt werden und wir der Welt begegnen, ohne von der Desillusionierung handlungsunfähig geworden zu sein, sondern dank ihr unbeschwert sind?

1. Keine (globale) Zukunft
  • Religiöse Mythen: Fortschritt, globaler Kapitalismus, Weltrevolution, globaler Untergang

  • Ich liebe uns, es gibt so vieles, was wir sein und machen können, es gibt jedoch Grenze

  • Von Globalisierungskritik zum Klimawandel

Die Idee des Fortschritts war elementarer Bestandteil der modernen westlichen Weltanschauung, und die Annahme, dass die gesamte Welt sich immer weiter zu einer besseren Zukunft entwickeln würde, war dominant. Die Idee, dass eine globale libertäre Zukunft unvermeidbar oder möglich wäre, basiert auf diesem Glauben.

In mancherlei Hinsicht war / ist der Anarchismus das libertäre Extrem der (europäischen) Aufklärung – gegen Gott und den Staat. In manchen Ländern, wie Spanien zu Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts, war er die Aufklärung – sein militanter, pro-wissenschaftlicher Anti-Klerikalismus hatte genau so viel Anziehungskraft wie sein Antikapitalismus. Dennoch kann der Müll nicht so einfach auf der Müllhalde der Geschichte entsorgt werden, und ›progressive‹ revolutionäre Bewegungen stellten oftmals in ihrem Kern, in ihrer Form und in ihren Zielen nur eine Weiterführung der Religion mit anderen Mitteln dar. Der Glaube an das Erreichen von universellem Frieden und universeller Schönheit durch apokalyptische Tumulte voller Blut und Feuer (Revolution / Millennium / der Zusammenbruch) deutet darauf hin, dass der Anarchismus als aufklärerische Ideologie stark von seinen euro-christlichen Ursprüngen belastet ist. John Gray schrieb über den Marxismus, dass er »…eine radikale Version des Glaubens der Aufklärung an den Fortschritt ist – dieser ist schon an sich eine Abwandlung der christlichen Hoffnungen, nach denen die Geschichte als moralisches Elend begriffen wird, das in der Erlösung enden soll«.[2] Einige Anarchist*innen hatten nie etwas für solch einen Blödsinn übrig, viele dagegen schon und manche immer noch.

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Road to success - Zozibini Tunzi   

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SAfm — Zozibini Tunzi has been crowned Miss South Africa 2019. 25-year-old Zozibini from Cape Town walks away with the title as well as R3-million in prize money and sponsorships deals. The runner-up, Sasha-Lee Olivier, takes home R250 000 in cash, and all 16 finalists receive R25 000 Zozibini Tunzi (born 18 September 1993) is a South African beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss South Africa 2019. She will now represent South Africa at the Miss Universe 2019 competition.

          

Comment on Song Melody Tricks We Can Take From “Norwegian Wood” by Morpheus    

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The repeating motif in this song is called a "melodic sequence." It is found in many songs such as: The Beatles - Eleanor Rigby The Beatles - Across the Universe Stan Getz - Girl From Ipanema Nat King Cole - Nature Boy Dolly Parton - Jolene Cream - White Room Merle Haggard - Mama Tried Hank Williams - Settin' The Woods On Fire

          

A TRIBUTE TO MY BLOGGER FRIENDS   

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A TRIBUTE TO MY BLOGGER FRIENDS.
by: Neneng R. Tarigan

Friendship is a unique relationship that knows no difference, cultural or otherwise.~

As bloggers, I think it is part of our obligation to promote our friends' blogs or their web sites in any possible way we can.
Yes, I must admit, sometimes we feel reluctant because some of them are so unmindful even to leave a little comment on our posts; we feel bad about that. However, let us forget about their negative sides for a while and think what we can value and learn from our blogger friends who really have brilliant ideas to put in their blogs, sorts of stories and info that would make our lives as the readers much happier, knowledgeable and colorful.
Let us just remember, how they have made our day full with laughter and curiosity with their intriguing writings, how they can turn our egoism down with their preaches and the wise words as well as poems that they have created or some had been quoted from famous people around the world, or the pictures and traveling experiences they shared with us in their blogs, their cooking recipes, their fashion ideas, their health tips, their amazing pictures, their gigs, their craziness, their cartoons, their love stories, their films, their talent as fortune tellers, their free money making machines, their skill as an IT experts, their gardening, their small agriculture expertise, their arts, their architecture, their free games and thousand others that could color our lives.
This post is a tribute to that kind of friends I have. There are thousands of them, but let us check some of their links and find out why these people deserve a special tribute as friends, though most of them are non professional writers, photographers, film makers, but what they had produced would make us whispers: " Yes indeed, they are really good!"
Here are some recommended links that I am sure you might share my view of their quality. Please take note that the row where I put the names of the bloggers does not represent the rank at all. You may also recommend me more links and categories to be add in this list, but that should not be the links belong to companies or organizations except your own company or organization; I am sure that will be interesting and fun as we could assume it as a little appreciation among us as real bloggers.
I highly value your concern for spending your precious time to check for the links in this list. I wish our works as bloggers would contribute to a greater advantageous to many people around the globe; and most importantly, to create a better connection and to enable us as human beings to live in peace and harmony together.
May God bless our works.
Forever your friend, Neneng Tarigan - Indonesia.

Preaches
Dr. Russ Murray (Canada)

Novel
Manoj Kumar (India), The Dot
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Aisha (Pakistan), 3yeSH's Illusion, She and The City
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Daniel Fung (Malaysia)
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Poems:
Kymberly Berson, Words of Expression
Debra El Ramey (USA), Pure and Simple
Norazam Che Amat, (Malaysia)
IT

Geoge Sera (Kenya), Alliance Vision Educational Centre, A community project that supports orphans, widows and all vulnerable people in slum areas.
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Jessica Brant (USA),  Finding One's Way, Women, Domestic Abuse, Survivor Stories
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Al Sears, MD (USA), Power for Healthy Living
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Dr. Khan Sherief (Oman), All Internal Medicine
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Jeff Simms (USA), Overcoming Diabetes
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Mary Hudak Collins (USA), Living with Celiac & Food Allergies
Green Yatra (India),
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Journal:
Scott Ledbetter (USA), Ye Olde Journalist

Spiritual:
MaryelllenGrady (USA)
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Cartoon:
Johnny Ancich (Canada)

Fashion:
Vedang Dharashive (India)
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Glass art:

Bibi Bowman (USA)
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Ashley Brake (USA)
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Allison Reece (USA), Allison Reece Arts.
Entertainment:
Chad Elliot, Days in the Park
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Making Money on Line:
Derek Jones (UK), Derek's Home and Business Blog
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Francisco Linares (UK), How to Make Money On Line With Francisco Linares.
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Delois Mc Kay (USA), Click Bank Success Blog.
Bronzilla Sheppard (USA), Gift Ideas, Make Money and Advice 
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Adam Jones (Australia), Video Marketing
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Kevin Elliott (USA), The Best Way to Promote Business Through Video.
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Akinori Shiratori (Japan), Javita Independent
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So I'm writing an essay trying to create a religion based around the worship of time. It's exciting stuff. I'm not sure if I should leave this joke in though...   

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Mkay. Get back to me when Time loses all meaning because the Void has consumed all. When all the stars have gone out, when all matter has decayed, when all the black holes have evaporated, when the universe has finally reached that stable perfection that is absolute maximum entropy, when Nothing remains, and will remain, forever. Edit: Ok, quick skim of the Sithis wiki, since I'm not deep, or at all, into ES lore. And I gotta say, these chumps don't know shit about worshiping the Void. Chaos? Death? The Void is absolute stable perfection, the truly unachievable state of the existence of non-existence. The Void is the duality of everything and nothing. This whole system is flawed if they're attributing both "light" and "order" to the same god, Anu. Light is true chaos. It's bizarre how often everyone tries to combine things like "light" and "life" with perfection and order and stability. Light and life are absolutely chaotic elements. Light is movement. Light is energy. How is it anyone can believe energy and stability can co-exist? Delusional. No. Life will end, the light will fade, and all that will be left is the darkness, as the universe slowly grinds to a halt, achieving perfect stability. Nah. The more I read, the more I think this lore doesn't remotely fit with my idea of The Void. The Void isn't a counterpart to anything. The Void is the sum of all that is and all that is not. Death is the counterpart to Life. The Void encompasses them both. The Void is Beginning and End. From the Void, the universe was ripped, chaotic and violent, and from that moment, the universe has only ever sought to return to that state of Nothing.

          

The Best Pioneer Square Art Openings This Month   

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Serene Woodblocks, Digital Art, A Tribute to Victims of White Supremacy, and Other Critics' Picks by Stranger EverOut Staff

On the first Thursday of every month, Seattleites flock to the streets of Pioneer Square for the city's central and oldest art walk, which offers opportunities to stroll, sip on wine, and attend as many gallery openings as possible. But, in most cases, the shows are up for longer than just one night, and the historic neighborhood is a great place to check out art any day of the year. So, below, we've compiled the most promising exhibits that are having opening receptions on November 7—complete with a Google map at the bottom.

Ancestral Journeyz of Coastal Voices
Multidisciplinary artists from various tribes—including Quileute, Quinault, Lummi, Tulalip, Makah, Skokomish, Kalispel, Muckleshoot, and Duwamish—juxtapose 1989's Coastal Canoe Journey Roadway (an annual celebration that recognizes the cultural importance of canoe travel to indigenous people) with 2019's through photographs, stained glass, weaving, paddles, regalia, and other art forms. 
SOIL Gallery

David Hytone: The Armchair Librettist
David Hytone has worked in paint, ink, paper, ceramics, and large-scale collage. His latest paintings on okawara Japanese paper blur the lines between geometric abstraction and the macroorganism.
Linda Hodges Gallery

Eva Isaksen: Urd/New Collages
Former Stranger critics Jen Graves and Nathaniel Deines called Isaksen "one of those rare, non-schlocky collage artists." Here, she uses materials reminiscent of her Norwegian childhood, like cut-ups of the "vintage Norwegian women's magazine URD."
Foster/White Gallery

Eva Pietzcker: Earth, Water, Light
Berlin-based Eva Pietzcker’s prints are mostly in the vein of Japanese-style woodblock printmaking, a process where watercolor paint is applied to a carved woodblock with brushes and printed by hand onto soft paper, as opposed to the Western style of using a press. Of this method, Pietzcker says that Japanese style prints “tend to have a more painterly appearance and can often resemble watercolor paintings.” I love the way the sun shines and falls upon water in her work. She has a piece that features Lake Crescent, in Olympic National Park, where the lake sparkles through the black trees. It almost seems to transform the medium of ink and paper into earth, water, and glimmer. JASMYNE KEIMIG
Davidson Galleries

Janna Watson: Seven Perfect Syllables
In 2018, Emily Pothast wrote for The Stranger: "In the early 20th century, nonobjective painting was seen as something revolutionary. Today, it feels almost quaint and anachronistic, as though every painting for its own sake that the universe could possibly need has already been made. The large-scale mixed-media works of Toronto-based painter Janna Watson stand in defiance of this trend. Large brushstrokes and small bursts of color wiggle and dance on soft gradients like visual music. A recent article from Artsy named Watson's paintings among the most collectible offerings at Seattle Art Fair—but even if you're not in the market to buy art, these are very nice to look at."
Foster/White Gallery

Ko Kirk Yamahira
Ko Kirk Yamahira’s works—one of which was recently acquired by the Frye Art Museum for its permanent collection—are destruction in suspension. Yamahira creatively takes apart sections of canvases, thread by thread (vertically, horizontally), expanding the breadth of the material and forcing it to occupy the gallery space in a new way. When I first saw his pieces, I marveled at the fastidiousness of his deconstruction, his unravelings. Of his work, he writes, “There is no specific aim to find a meaning, neither in the creative act itself, nor through the creative process.” His pieces are never finished, representing the beginning of a process of undoing and creation. JASMYNE KEIMIG
4Culture Gallery

Maja Petrić, Etsuko Ichikawa, Peter Gronquist: Digital Perspectives
This group exhibition brings together three artists whose work—in one way or another—utilizes different digital mediums to talk about humanity’s relationship to the world around us. Maja Petrić will be presenting Particle Attraction, a new interactive piece where viewers have the chance to walk through a simulated landscape. Etsuko Ichikawa will be continuing her exploration of nuclear waste and “what we choose to leave behind” in Murmurings of Love, in which a futuristic figure smashes a vessel made of uranium glass. And finally, in A Visual History of the Invisible 2, Peter Gronquist will be projecting a “soothing and hypnotic” digital installation of a large gold fabric magically suspended against a bright-blue sky. JASMYNE KEIMIG
Winston Wächter Gallery

Norman Lundin: Remembered Detail
I do believe in the holiness of certain overlooked spaces. Especially at times of the day that almost do not exist. Like, 3:30 p.m. is definitely a time, but 6:43 a.m.? I don’t know her. Seattle-based artist Norman Lundin’s work memorializes and depicts this kind of time, in these kinds of spaces. The way the light from the late-afternoon sun slants through the windows onto the neglected side of a studio, or the orange glow of dawn outside the windows of a dark workroom. A reminder that the forgotten, the overlooked, the just barely remembered can be sacred and beautiful, too. JASMYNE KEIMIG
Greg Kucera Gallery

Paul Rucker: Forever
In past exhibitions, this Guggenheim Fellowship-winning artist and cellist has meditated on such topics as police shootings, racism, slavery, and other atrocities against African Americans and other people of color. His 2016 series Forced Migration, for example, used animation and acrylics to expand upon the image of an enslaved person on a Confederate $100 bill. This exhibition features stamp prints on aluminum that depict activists, schoolchildren, falsely accused teens, and others murdered by white supremacists.
Greg Kucera Gallery


          

Merrill Edge Financial Solutions Advisor (Burke Lake Rd FC) Burke   

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At Bank of America, were creating real, meaningful relationships with individuals and businesses across the country. Each day, we connect with 67 million clients through a growing specialist workforce and our world class digital platform. With each relationship and connection, we are looking to provide care and guidance for our clients when they need us most whether they are just starting out, buying a home, building a family or planning for retirement. As part of our commitment, we are looking for the next generation of Financial Advisorsthose with a passion for growing a long term career and a drive to make our clients financial lives better.

If you are an individual who is passionate about helping clients reach their financial goals, join Bank of Americas Advisor Development Program and become a Financial Solutions Advisor in one of over 4,000 financial center locations nationwide. The Financial Center Financial Solutions Advisor role is a pivotal role for experienced advisors looking to grow in a world-class organization.

From day one, you will receive training from our award-winning Academy at Bank of America. This program delivers hands-on practice, personalized coaching and classes that will help you become the advisor you want to be. The Academy also provides training beyond portfolios and investment strategies. Youll learn to consider a clients entire and complex financial picture, and then guide them with advice and solutions to help them live their best financial lives.

With demonstrated success, you have unlimited career growth and the opportunity to advance in many roles within Bank of America and Merrill. The Academy will support you along the way with dedicated programs, tools and resources throughout your career journey.

This position is subject to SAFE Act registration requirements. Pursuant to the SAFE Act requirements, all employees engaged in residential loan mortgage originations must register with the federal registry system and remain in good standing. Since your position requires SAFE Act registration, you will be required to register and to submit to the required SAFE Act background check and registration process. Failure to obtain and/or maintain SAFE Act registration may result in your immediate termination.

Well help you

--- Build a successful career at Bank of America through world-class training and on-boarding programs that set you up for success.

--- Get training and one-on-one coaching from Academy managers who are invested in your success. Youll be enrolled in the Advisor Develop Program, part of The Academy, to develop as an advisor; the potential for growth is yours.

--- Provide end-to-end comprehensive advice, deliver client reviews/presentations with confidence and recommend strategies to help clients achieve their financial goals and life priorities.

--- Get smart on core banking and investment solutions and connect clients to all of the solutions we provide.

--- Build your network. Starting at a financial center, youll interact with banking customers, small business owners and higher net worth clients alike. Youll be able to leverage our relationships with one out of two households in the U.S. to help eventually grow your business.

--- Build connections. Work in the center of the financial universe, tapping into a range of experts, from mortgage lenders to investment analysts.

--- Continuously learn and grow, with on-going career development support and opportunities for advancement with Bank of America and Merrill.

--- Achieve additional professional designations such as Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and/or Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC) or leverage approved tuition reimbursement to further your education.

As a Financial Solutions Advisor II, you can look forward to

--- Unlimited potential for financial growth.

--- A strong referral network from across the business that will give you a leg-up on client acquisition.

--- Robust marketing support to reach wider audiences with greater appeal.

--- Ongoing professional development to deepen your skills and optimize your practice as the industry evolves and changes.

--- Leadership opportunities, from leading client and conference seminars to mentoring junior associates.

Were a culture that

--- Believes in responsible growth and has a proven dedication to supporting the communities we serve.

--- Provides continuous training and developmental opportunities to help people achieve their goals, whatever their background or experience.

--- Believes diversity makes us stronger, so we can reflect, connect to and meet the diverse needs of our clients and customers around the world.

--- Is committed to advancing our tools, technology, and ways of working. We always put our clients first to meet their evolving needs.

Required skills:

--- Currently holds Series 7 & 66 (63 & 65 in lieu of 66) licenses. If you do not currently hold the 66 but have either a 63 or 65, an offer can be extended with the condition that a passing score is received for the missing series within 60 days.

--- Has at least one year experience in the investments industry, including investment training and in-depth knowledge of investment products and services.

--- Has at least one year experience working in the financial service industry and/or a sales environment where goals were met or exceeded.

--- Sets and accomplishes goals, achieving whatever you put your mind to.

--- Builds and nurtures strong relationships.

--- Collaborates effectively with others to get things done.

--- Communicates effectively and confidently and is comfortable engaging all clients.

--- Manages goals, navigates complexity, prioritizes tasks and executes in a fast-paced environment.

--- Likes to learn, adapts to new information and seeks the right solutions for clients.

--- Efficiently manages your time and capacity.

--- Is thorough and thoughtful in incorporating relevant regulatory due diligence into daily activities and long-term strategies for clients.

Desired skills:

--- Strong computer skills with an ability to multitask in a demanding environment.

--- At least three years experience working in the financial service industry and/or a sales environment where goals were met or exceeded.

--- Achieved additional professional designations such as Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and/or Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC).

--- Obtained your insurance licenses.

Shift:1st shift (United States of America)Hours Per Week:40

          

Merrill Edge Financial Solutions Advisor - Rockville Area (Evergreen)   

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Job Description:
At Bank of America, were creating real, meaningful relationships with individuals and businesses across the country. Each day, we connect with 67 million clients through a growing specialist workforce and our world class digital platform. With each relationship and connection, we are looking to provide care and guidance for our clients when they need us most whether they are just starting out, buying a home, building a family or planning for retirement. As part of our commitment, we are looking for the next generation of Financial Advisorsthose with a passion for growing a long term career and a drive to make our clients financial lives better.

If you are an individual who is passionate about helping clients reach their financial goals, join Bank of Americas Advisor Development Program and become a Financial Solutions Advisor in one of over 4,000 locations nationwide. Our award winning Academy offers training to go beyond portfolios and investment strategies. Youll consider a clients entire, complex financial picture, and then guide them with advice and solutions to help them live their best financial lives

From day one, you will receive best-in-class training from the award winning Academy at Bank of America. Our Advisor Development Program delivers hands-on practice, personalized coaching and dedicated classes for understanding the Life Priorities and needs of your clients. Our program guides you through a defined path to become the financial advisor you want to be. From marketing yourself to managing your own practice, well equip you with everything you need as you move through the stages of development.

The Financial Center Financial Solutions Advisor role is a pivotal role for experienced advisors looking to grow in a world-class organization. With demonstrated success, you have unlimited career growth and the opportunity to advance in many roles within Merrill Edge, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch and U.S. Trust. The Academy will support you along the way with In Role Development, Mastery and Leadership Development.

This position is subject to SAFE Act registration requirements. Pursuant to the SAFE Act requirements, all employees engaged in residential loan mortgage originations must register with the federal registry system and remain in good standing. Since your position requires SAFE Act registration, you will be required to register and to submit to the required SAFE Act background check and registration process. Failure to obtain and/or maintain SAFE Act registration may result in your immediate termination

Well help you

  • Get training and one-on-one coaching from Academy managers who are invested in your success. Youll enroll in our Academy for Consumer and Small Business to develop as an advisor; the potential for growth is yours
  • Provide end-to-end comprehensive advice. Deliver client reviews/presentations with confidence and recommend strategies to help clients achieve their financial goals and life priorities.
  • Get smart on core banking and investment solutions. Connect clients to all of the solutions we provide
  • Grow your network to eventually grow your business. Leverage our relationships with one out of two households in the U.S. Starting at a financial center, youll interact with banking customers, small business owners and higher net worth clients alike.
  • Build connections. Work in the center of the financial universe, tapping into a range of experts, from mortgage lenders to investment analysts.
  • Continuously learn and grow, with on-going career development support and opportunities for advancement with Bank of America, Merrill Lynch and U.S. Trust.


    • Achieve additional professional designations such as Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and/or Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC) or leverage approved tuition reimbursement to further your education

      As a Financial Solutions Advisor, you can look forward to

      • Unlimited potential for financial growth
      • A strong referral network from across the business that will give you a leg-up on client acquisition
      • Robust marketing support to reach wider audiences with greater appeal
      • Ongoing professional development to deepen your skills and optimize your practice as the industry evolves and changes
      • Leadership opportunities, from leading client and conference seminars to mentoring junior associates

        Youre a person who (required skills)

        • Currently holds Series 7 & 66 (63 & 65 in lieu of 66) licenses. If you do not currently hold the 66 but have either a 63 or 65, an offer can be extended with the condition that a passing score is received for the missing series within 60 days.
        • Has at least one year experience in the investments industry, including investment training and in-depth knowledge of investment products and services.
        • Has at least one year experience working in the financial service industry and/or a sales environment where goals were met or exceeded.
        • Sets and accomplishes goals, achieving whatever you put your mind to.
        • Builds and nurtures strong relationships.
        • Collaborates effectively with others to get things done.
        • Communicates effectively and confidently and is comfortable engaging all clients.
        • Manages goals, navigates complexity, prioritizes tasks and executes in a fast-paced environment.
        • Likes to learn, adapts to new information and seeks the right solutions for clients.
        • Efficiently manages your time and capacity.
        • Is thorough and thoughtful in incorporating relevant regulatory due diligence into daily activities and long-term strategies for clients.

          Youll be even more prepared if you have

          • Strong computer skills with an ability to multitask in a demanding environment
          • At least three years experience working in the financial service industry and/or a sales environment where goals were met or exceeded.
          • Achieved additional professional designations such as Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and/or Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC).
          • Obtained your insurance licenses.

            Were a culture that

            • Has a place for everyone committed to doing the work. We provide continuous training and developmental opportunities to help people achieve their goals, whatever their background or experience.
            • Believes diversity makes us stronger, so we can reflect, connect to and meet the diverse needs of our clients and customers around the world
            • Is committed to advancing our tools, technology, and ways of working. We always put our clients first to meet their evolving needs
            • Believes in responsible growth and has a proven dedication to supporting the communities we serve
              Shift:1st shift (United States of America)Hours Per Week:40

          

Microsoft Innovation Stories! Intersection Of Art And Science!   

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Intersecting art and science creates a universe of possibility to make the invisible visible. Asta Roseway, Microsoft Principal Research Designer/Fusionist, shares her thoughts on fusing art, technology and science to address crucial issues like climate change, pollution exposure, mental health and other challenges currently facing society. Asta shares about innovative creations such as speaking to […]

          

The Poetic Universe of Hafez   

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It has been said that every Iranian household contains two books, the Koran and Hafez. And a little saying suggests, “While one is read, the other is not.” More than 600 years after his death, the 14th-century poet Hafez of

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In the Harmonic Labyrinth – Locatelli’s Capriccio No. 23   

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What is a capriccio? It has its roots in late 16th-century Italy, where it was used to describe a set of madrigals by Jacquet de Berchem in 1561. According to Furetière in his Dictionnaire universel (1690), ‘Capriccios are pieces of

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THE FOOL   

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​THE FOOL ... when people take advantage of you, and you still continue to trust and trust again you are not the fool, you are a pure conscious being who will not be sullied by other peoples dishonest behaviour. Let them be the fool in thinking their behaviour is not being noticed, even if you don't see what they are doing immediately other people will see who they really are before you. Nothing we do goes unnoticed by everyone and certainly not by the universe. A cheap gain only brings a [...]

          

Infinity Defiance Kickstarter Fully Funded & Breaking Stretch Goals   

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Infinity Defiance Kickstarter Fully Funded & Breaking Stretch Goals

Corvus Belli has a new way to play in the Infinity Universe – the Dungeon Crawling Infinity Defiance! It’s out on Kickstarter and is going strong.

The post Infinity Defiance Kickstarter Fully Funded & Breaking Stretch Goals appeared first on Bell of Lost Souls.


          

Born Digital – The Expanding Universe of Research Content   

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Publishing as we know it is being redefined to include other forms of content that are part of the scholar’s workflow.

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Richard Madden rushed off set of Marvel’s The Eternals after bomb scare   

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The likes of Richard Madden, Angelina Jolie and Kit Harington are currently busy shootingThe Eternals, one of the next big things in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Yesterday, filming on the island of Fuerteventura — one of the Canary Islands, off the coast of northeastern Africa — was interrupted after a bomb was discovered in the area. […]

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Dune: The Sisterhood has already lost its showrunner   

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Legendary Entertainment has a plan. In the wake of smash successes like Game of Thrones, they want to revive Frank Herbert’s Dune universe, about a future where humanity has colonized the galaxy. There’s a Dune movie from Arrival director Denis Villeneuve already in post-production. Legendary also wants video games, comic books…and TV shows. WarnerMedia also has a plan. Seeing the success of […]

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The Wrong Todd (2018) [720p] [yifyddl.movie]    

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IMDB Rating: 4.7/10
Runtime: 90 min

Everything changes for Todd when his evil twin from a parallel universe arrives to steal his girlfriend.

          

Nouveau régime aux seuls nouveaux entrants : C'est impossible !, répète Delevoye   

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Le haut-commissaire aux retraites, Jean-Paul Delevoye, assure mercredi qu'il est impossible de réserver le nouveau régime universel de retraites aux seuls nouveaux entrants sur le marché du travail, dans un entretien au Parisien.

          

Star Wars Toy Box   

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Star Wars Toy Box specializes in helping collectors find almost anything and everything in the Star Wars collectibles universe. With an enormous collection of vinctage items - to the most current items out there... they have it all.

          

Chris Evans joined 'Billy on the Street' to rally a posse of lesbians   

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Billy Eichner has returned to terrorize the streets of New York once more, dragging along human golden retriever Chris Evans to join him in the 15th anniversary episode of Billy on the Street.

With Eichner dual-wielding his signature microphone and blatant disregard for social norms, the pair rushed about the city to ask random strangers a series of pressing questions. These included whether they'd sign a petition "to remove Kevin Spacey from homosexuality and add Chris Evans", and if they'd rather have sex with Evans or his Marvel Cinematic Universe co-star Paul Rudd.

Rudd was picked up in their frantic charge through New York, joining Eichner and Evans for a brief period before being replaced with "Chris' worst nightmare: a bunch of lesbians that don't care that he's hot."  Read more...

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Extinction   

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ExtinctionPublisher: Livres de l and #039;Ours

EXCTINCTION is a stand alone RPG of Sci-Fi survival horror made with the BLACK HACK, inspired by movies like Alien, Outland and Event horizon.

Players can choose a character class, from Corporate drone to Medic or Deck officer (8 classes in total), read a 1 page summary of the setting, pick a rules cheat sheet and start to play right away.

GMs will find an introductory adventure, Breathing Day, so they can start running the game on the same day they bought the book!

Keeping with BLACK HACK traditions, EXTINCTION is loaded with tools: create NPCs, colonies, space stations, alien ruins, find what's wrong with a corporation or the next target of a fringe group... It's a big universe and xenomorphs are not the only danger players will face.


          

The Universe Might Be a Giant Loop - Space.com   

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  1. The Universe Might Be a Giant Loop  Space.com
  2. The universe might not be flat - it could be curved like an inflating ball  Yahoo News UK
  3. Universe not flat but an inflating ‘closed sphere’ that loops back on itself, scientists claim  The Sun
  4. The universe is curved, controversial new study suggests  Newshub
  5. The Universe May Be Round—and That Would Be Bad News for Physicists  Gizmodo
  6. View full coverage on Google News

          

L Attraction Universelle David   

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‘Helstrom’ Adds Ex-X-Man Daniel Cudmore In A Recurring Role   

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Are we getting our first crossover between the ‘X-Men’ movie universe and the Marvel Cinematic Universe?  Well, no, but close.  Daniel Cudmore has been cast in a recurring role on Hulu’s live-action series ‘Helstrom’, based on the Marvel comic book characters Daimon and Ana (Satana) Helstrom, who might be the children of Satan. On the show, their father is a notorious serial killer.  It’s unknown if that is a misdirect or if the show is deviating from the comics.  Cudmore’s character, Keith Spivey, is “a nurse at St. Teresa’s where  Daimon and Ana’s mother, Victoria, has been institutionalized for the last 20 years.”  (per Deadline)   RELATED: Character Breakdowns From Marvel And Hulu’s ‘Helstrom’ Emerge   Of course, Cudmore may be best known among comic book adaptation fans for playing Colossus in the ‘X-Men’ films.  He debuted in ‘X2: X-Men United’, and went on to appear in ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’ (a.k.a. ‘X-Men 3’), and in ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’, in which he was part of the mutant resistance that had gone into hiding to avoid the Sentinels.  He is also listed as having made an uncredited appearance in this year’s ‘Dark Phoenix’, but I don’t recall seeing him. […]

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Forcing It: Cancelled ‘Star Wars’ Films From David Benioff and DB Weiss Were To Explain Origins Of The Jedi   

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For a lot of fans, news that David Benioff and DB Weiss were no longer going to be making films in the ‘Star Wars’ universe was not that much of a blow, especially for the ones who did not enjoy the direction they took and ended ‘Game of Thrones’ on. Now, thanks to Variety, there is more news about the kind of film they had been looking to make for ‘Star Wars,’ which is sure to make a large group of those fans even happier that the films are not moving forward. According to the Variety story, the trilogy of movies that Benioff and Weiss were developing would: “… exist apart from the Skywalker family saga,” and focus on “exploring….how the Jedi came to exist.” The last time ‘Star Wars’ tried to “explore” any part of their mythology was when George Lucas tried to explain the nature of the Force in the prequels with the midi-chlorians, and fans have still not gotten over complaining about that. And in this situation, since rumors had been flying that Weiss and Benioff would be doing movies set in the days of the “Old Republic” and fans were hoping for something similar to what […]

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The Invisible Man: Check Out First Look At The Next Dark Universe Movie   

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Leigh Whannell's film looks to take the Universal Monsters into the horror realm.


          

Building Intuitions On Non-Empirical Arguments In Science by Scott Alexander   

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Aeon: Post-Em­piri­cal Science Is An Oxy­moron And It is Danger­ous:

There is no agreed crite­rion to dis­t­in­guish sci­ence from pseu­do­science, or just plain or­di­nary bul­lshit, open­ing the door to all man­ner of meta­physics mas­querad­ing as sci­ence. This is ‘post-em­piri­cal’ sci­ence, where truth no longer mat­ters, and it is po­ten­tially very dan­ger­ous.

It’s not difficult to find re­cent ex­am­ples. On 8 June 2019, the front cover of New Scien­tist mag­a­z­ine boldly de­clared that we’re ‘In­side the Mir­ror­verse’. Its ed­i­tors bid us ‘Wel­come to the par­allel re­al­ity that’s hid­ing in plain sight’. […]

[Some physi­cists] claim that neu­trons [are] flit­ting be­tween par­allel uni­verses. They ad­mit that the chances of prov­ing this are ‘low’, or even ‘zero’, but it doesn’t re­ally mat­ter. When it comes to grab­bing at­ten­tion, invit­ing that all-im­por­tant click, or pur­chase, spec­u­la­tive meta­physics wins hands down.

Th­ese the­o­ries are based on the no­tion that our Uni­verse is not unique, that there ex­ists a large num­ber of other uni­verses that some­how sit alongside or par­allel to our own. For ex­am­ple, in the so-called Many-Wor­lds in­ter­pre­ta­tion of quan­tum me­chan­ics, there are uni­verses con­tain­ing our par­allel selves, iden­ti­cal to us but for their differ­ent ex­pe­riences of quan­tum physics. Th­ese the­o­ries are at­trac­tive to some few the­o­ret­i­cal physi­cists and philoso­phers, but there is ab­solutely no em­piri­cal ev­i­dence for them. And, as it seems we can’t ever ex­pe­rience these other uni­verses, there will never be any ev­i­dence for them. As Brous­sard ex­plained, these the­o­ries are suffi­ciently slip­pery to duck any kind of challenge that ex­per­i­men­tal­ists might try to throw at them, and there’s always some­one happy to keep the idea al­ive.

Is this re­ally sci­ence? The an­swer de­pends on what you think so­ciety needs from sci­ence. In our post-truth age of ca­sual lies, fake news and al­ter­na­tive facts, so­ciety is un­der ex­traor­di­nary pres­sure from those push­ing po­ten­tially dan­ger­ous an­ti­scien­tific pro­pa­ganda – rang­ing from cli­mate-change de­nial to the anti-vaxxer move­ment to home­o­pathic medicines. I, for one, pre­fer a sci­ence that is ra­tio­nal and based on ev­i­dence, a sci­ence that is con­cerned with the­o­ries and em­piri­cal facts, a sci­ence that pro­motes the search for truth, no mat­ter how tran­sient or con­tin­gent. I pre­fer a sci­ence that does not read­ily ad­mit the­o­ries so vague and slip­pery that em­piri­cal tests are ei­ther im­pos­si­ble or they mean ab­solutely noth­ing at all.

As always, a sin­gle quote doesn’t do the ar­gu­ment jus­tice, so go read the ar­ti­cle. But I think this cap­tures the ba­sic ar­gu­ment: mul­ti­verse the­o­ries are bad, be­cause they’re untestable, and untestable sci­ence is pseu­do­science.

Many great peo­ple, both philoso­phers of sci­ence and prac­tic­ing sci­en­tists, have already dis­cussed the prob­lems with this point of view. But none of them lay out their ar­gu­ment in quite the way that makes the most sense to me. I want to do that here, with­out claiming any origi­nal­ity or spe­cial ex­per­tise in the sub­ject, to see if it helps con­vince any­one else.

II.

Con­sider a clas­sic ex­am­ple: mod­ern pa­le­on­tol­ogy does a good job at pre­dict­ing dinosaur fos­sils. But the cre­ation­ist ex­pla­na­tion – Satan buried fake dinosaur fos­sils to mis­lead us – also pre­dicts the same fos­sils (we as­sume Satan is good at dis­guis­ing his ex­is­tence, so that the lack of other strong ev­i­dence for Satan doesn’t con­tra­dict the the­ory). What prin­ci­ples help us re­al­ize that the Satan hy­poth­e­sis is ob­vi­ously stupid and the usual pa­le­on­tolog­i­cal one more plau­si­ble?

One bad re­sponse: pa­le­on­tol­ogy can bet­ter pre­dict char­ac­ter­is­tics of dinosaur fos­sils, us­ing ar­gu­ments like “since ple­siosaurs are aquatic, they will be found in ar­eas that were un­der­wa­ter dur­ing the Me­so­zoic, but since tyran­nosaurs are ter­res­trial, they will be found in ar­eas that were on land”, and this makes it bet­ter than the Satan hy­poth­e­sis, which can only retro­d­ict these char­ac­ter­is­tics. But this isn’t quite true: since Satan is try­ing to fool us into be­liev­ing the mod­ern pa­le­on­tol­ogy paradigm, he’ll hide the fos­sils in ways that con­form to its pre­dic­tions, so we will pre­dict ple­siosaur fos­sils will only be found at sea – oth­er­wise the gig would be up!

A sec­ond bad re­sponse: “The hy­poth­e­sis that all our find­ings were planted to de­ceive us bleeds into con­spir­acy the­o­ries and touches on the prob­lem of skep­ti­cism. Th­ese things are in­her­ently out­side the realm of sci­ence.” But ar­chae­olog­i­cal find­ings are very of­ten de­liber­ate hoaxes planted to de­ceive ar­chae­ol­o­gists, and in prac­tice ar­chae­ol­o­gists con­sider and test that hy­poth­e­sis the same way they con­sider and test ev­ery other hy­poth­e­sis. Rule this out by fiat and we have to ac­cept Pilt­down Man, or at least claim that the peo­ple ar­gu­ing against the ve­rac­ity of Pilt­down Man were do­ing some­thing other than Science.

A third bad re­sponse: “Satan is su­per­nat­u­ral and sci­ence is not al­lowed to con­sider su­per­nat­u­ral ex­pla­na­tions.” Fine then, re­place Satan with an alien. I think this is a stupid dis­tinc­tion – if demons re­ally did in­terfere in earthly af­fairs, then we could in­ves­ti­gate their ac­tions us­ing the same meth­ods we use to in­ves­ti­gate ev­ery other pro­cess. But this would take a long time to ar­gue well, so for now let’s just stick with the alien.

A fourth bad re­sponse: “There is no em­piri­cal test that dis­t­in­guishes the Satan hy­poth­e­sis from the pa­le­on­tol­ogy hy­poth­e­sis, there­fore the Satan hy­poth­e­sis is in­her­ently un­falsifi­able and there­fore pseu­do­scien­tific.” But this can’t be right. After all, there’s no em­piri­cal test that dis­t­in­guishes the pa­le­on­tol­ogy hy­poth­e­sis from the Satan hy­poth­e­sis! If we call one of them pseu­do­science based on their in­sep­a­ra­bil­ity, we have to call the other one pseu­do­science too!

A naive Pop­pe­rian (which maybe no­body re­ally is) would have to stop here, and say that we pre­dict dinosaur fos­sils will have such-and-such char­ac­ter­is­tics, but that ques­tions like that pro­cess that drives this pat­tern – a long-dead ecosys­tem of ac­tual dinosaurs, or the Devil plant­ing dinosaur bones to de­ceive us – is a mys­ti­cal ques­tion be­yond the abil­ity of Science to even con­ceiv­ably solve.

I think the cor­rect re­sponse is to say that both the­o­ries ex­plain the data, and one can­not em­piri­cally test which the­ory is true, but the pa­le­on­tol­ogy the­ory is more el­e­gant (I am tempted to say “sim­pler”, but that might im­ply I have a rigor­ous math­e­mat­i­cal defi­ni­tion of the form of sim­plic­ity in­volved, which I don’t). It re­quires fewer other weird things to be true. It in­volves fewer other hid­den vari­ables. It trans­forms our wor­ld­view less. It gets a cleaner shave with Oc­cam’s Ra­zor. This el­e­gance is so im­por­tant to us that it ex­plains our vast prefer­ence for the first the­ory over the sec­ond.

A long tra­di­tion of philoso­phers of sci­ence have already writ­ten elo­quently about this, summed up by Sean Car­roll here:

What makes an ex­pla­na­tion “the best.” Thomas Kuhn ,af­ter his in­fluen­tial book The Struc­ture of Scien­tific Revolu­tions led many peo­ple to think of him as a rel­a­tivist when it came to sci­en­tific claims, at­tempted to cor­rect this mis­im­pres­sion by offer­ing a list of crite­ria that sci­en­tists use in prac­tice to judge one the­ory bet­ter than an­other one: ac­cu­racy, con­sis­tency, broad scope, sim­plic­ity, and fruit­ful­ness. “Ac­cu­racy” (fit­ting the data) is one of these crite­ria, but by no means the sole one. Any work­ing sci­en­tist can think of cases where each of these con­cepts has been in­voked in fa­vor of one the­ory or an­other. But there is no un­am­bigu­ous al­gorithm ac­cord­ing to which we can feed in these crite­ria, a list of the­o­ries, and a set of data, and ex­pect the best the­ory to pop out. The way in which we judge sci­en­tific the­o­ries is in­escapably re­flec­tive, messy, and hu­man. That’s the re­al­ity of how sci­ence is ac­tu­ally done; it’s a mat­ter of judg­ment, not of draw­ing bright lines be­tween truth and falsity or sci­ence and non-sci­ence. For­tu­nately, in typ­i­cal cases the ac­cu­mu­la­tion of ev­i­dence even­tu­ally leaves only one vi­able the­ory in the eyes of most rea­son­able ob­servers.

The dinosaur hy­poth­e­sis and the Satan hy­poth­e­sis both fit the data, but the dinosaur hy­poth­e­sis wins hands-down on sim­plic­ity. As Car­roll pre­dicts, most rea­son­able ob­servers are able to con­verge on the same solu­tion here, de­spite the philo­soph­i­cal com­plex­ity.

III.

I’m start­ing with this ex­treme case be­cause its very ex­trem­ity makes it eas­ier to see the mechanism in ac­tion. But I think the same pro­cess ap­plies to other cases that peo­ple re­ally worry about.

Con­sider the rid­dle of the Sphinx. There’s pretty good ar­chae­olog­i­cal ev­i­dence sup­port­ing the con­sen­sus po­si­tion that it was built by Pharaoh Khafre. But there are a few holes in that story, and a few scat­tered ar­ti­facts sug­gest it was ac­tu­ally built by Pharaoh Khufu; a re­spectable minor­ity of ar­chae­ol­o­gists be­lieve this. And there are a few anoma­lies which, if taken wildly out of con­text, you can use to tell a story that it was built long be­fore Egypt ex­isted at all, maybe by At­lantis or aliens.

So there are three com­pet­ing hy­pothe­ses. All of them are con­sis­tent with cur­rent ev­i­dence (even the At­lantis one, which was writ­ten af­ter the cur­rent ev­i­dence was found and care­fully adds enough epicy­cles not to blatantly con­tra­dict it). Per­haps one day ev­i­dence will come to light that sup­ports one above the oth­ers; maybe in some un­ex­ca­vated tomb, a hi­ero­glyphic tablet says “I cre­ated the Sphinx, sincerely yours, Pharaoh Khufu”. But maybe this won’t hap­pen. Maybe we already have all the Sphinx-re­lated ev­i­dence we’re go­ing to get. Maybe the in­for­ma­tion nec­es­sary to dis­t­in­guish among these hy­pothe­ses has been ut­terly lost be­yond any con­ceiv­able abil­ity to re­con­struct.

I don’t want to say “No hy­poth­e­sis can be tested any fur­ther, so Science is use­less to us here”, be­cause then we’re forced to con­clude stupid things like “Science has no opinion on whether the Sphinx was built by Khafre or At­lanteans,” whereas I think most sci­en­tists would ac­tu­ally have very strong opinions on that.

But what about the ques­tion of whether the Sphinx was built by Khafre or Khufu? This is a real open ques­tion with re­spectable ar­chae­ol­o­gists on both sides; what can we do about it?

I think the an­swer would have to be: the same thing we did with the Satan vs. pa­le­on­tol­ogy ques­tion, only now it’s a lot harder. We try to figure out which the­ory re­quires fewer other weird things to be true, fewer hid­den vari­ables, less trans­for­ma­tion of our wor­ld­view – which the­ory works bet­ter with Oc­cam’s Ra­zor. This is rel­a­tively easy in the At­lantis case, and hard but po­ten­tially pos­si­ble in the Khafre vs. Khufu case.

(Bayesi­ans can rephrase this to: given that we have a cer­tain amount of ev­i­dence for each, can we quan­tify ex­actly how much ev­i­dence, and what our pri­ors for each should be. It would end not with a de­ci­sive vic­tory of one or the other, but with a prob­a­bil­ity dis­tri­bu­tion, maybe 80% chance it was Khafre, 20% chance it was Khufu)

I think this is a to­tally le­gi­t­i­mate thing for Egyp­tol­o­gists to do, even if it never re­sults in a par­tic­u­lar testable claim that gets tested. If you don’t think it’s a le­gi­t­i­mate thing for Egyp­tol­o­gists to do, I have trou­ble figur­ing out how you can jus­tify Egyp­tol­o­gists re­ject­ing the At­lantis the­ory.

(Again, Bayesi­ans would start with a very low prior for At­lantis, and as­sess the ev­i­dence as very low, and end up with a prob­a­bil­ity dis­tri­bu­tion some­thing like Khafre 80%, Khufu 19.999999%, At­lantis 0.000001%)

IV.

How does this re­late to things like mul­ti­verse the­ory? Be­fore we get there, one more hokey ex­am­ple:

Sup­pose sci­en­tists mea­sure the mass of one par­ti­cle at 32.604 units, the mass of an­other re­lated par­ti­cle at 204.897 units, and the mass of a third re­lated par­ti­cle at 4452.767 units. For a while, this is just how things are – it seems to be an ir­re­ducible brute fact about the uni­verse. Then some the­o­rist no­tices that if you set the mass of the first par­ti­cle as x, then the sec­ond is 2πx and the third is 43 πx^2. They the­o­rize that per­haps the quan­tum field forms some sort of ex­tradi­men­sional sphere, the first par­ti­cle rep­re­sents a di­ame­ter of a great cir­cle of the sphere, the sec­ond the cir­cum­fer­ence of the great cir­cle, and the third the vol­ume of the sphere.

(please ex­cuse the stu­pidity of my ex­am­ple, I don’t know enough about physics to come up with some­thing that isn’t stupid, but I hope it will illus­trate my point)

In fact, imag­ine that there are a hun­dred differ­ent par­ti­cles, all with differ­ent masses, and all one hun­dred have masses that perfectly cor­re­spond to var­i­ous math­e­mat­i­cal prop­er­ties of spheres.

Is the per­son who made this dis­cov­ery do­ing Science? And should we con­sider their the­ory a use­ful con­tri­bu­tion to physics?

I think the an­swer is clearly yes. But con­sider what this com­mits us to. Sup­pose the sci­en­tist came up with their Ex­tradi­men­sional Sphere hy­poth­e­sis af­ter learn­ing the masses of the rele­vant par­ti­cles, and so it has not pre­dicted any­thing. Sup­pose the ex­tradi­men­sional sphere is out­side nor­mal space, curled up into some di­men­sion we can’t pos­si­bly ac­cess or test with­out a par­ti­cle ac­cel­er­a­tor the size of the moon. Sup­pose there are no undis­cov­ered par­ti­cles in this set that can be tested to see if they also re­flect sphere-re­lated pa­ram­e­ters. This the­ory is ex­actly the kind of postem­piri­cal, meta­phys­i­cal con­struct that the Aeon ar­ti­cle sav­ages.

But it’s re­ally com­pel­ling. We have a hun­dred differ­ent par­ti­cles, and this the­ory retro­d­icts the prop­er­ties of each of them perfectly. And it’s so sim­ple – just say the word “sphere” and the rest falls out nat­u­rally! You would have to be crazy not to think it was at least pretty plau­si­ble, or that the sci­en­tist who de­vel­oped it had done some good work.

Nor do I think it seems right to say “The dis­cov­ery that all of our un­ex­plained vari­ables perfectly match the pa­ram­e­ters of a sphere is good, but the hy­poth­e­sis that there re­ally is a sphere is out­side the bounds of Science.” That sounds too much like say­ing “It’s fine to say dinosaur bones have such-and-such char­ac­ter­is­tics, but we must never spec­u­late about what kind of pro­cess pro­duced them, or whether it in­volved ac­tual dinosaurs”.

V.

My un­der­stand­ing of the mul­ti­verse de­bate is that it works the same way. Scien­tists ob­serve the be­hav­ior of par­ti­cles, and find that a mul­ti­verse ex­plains that be­hav­ior more sim­ply and el­e­gantly than not-a-mul­ti­verse.

One (doubtless ex­ag­ger­ated) way I’ve heard mul­ti­verse pro­po­nents ex­plain their po­si­tion is like this: in cer­tain situ­a­tions the math de­clares two con­tra­dic­tory an­swers – in the clas­sic ex­am­ple, Schrod­inger’s cat will be both al­ive and dead. But when we open the box, we see only a dead cat or an al­ive cat, not both. Mul­ti­verse op­po­nents say “Some un­known force steps in at the last sec­ond and de­stroys one of the pos­si­bil­ity branches”. Mul­ti­verse pro­po­nents say “No it doesn’t, both pos­si­bil­ity branches hap­pen ex­actly the way the math says, and we end up in one of them.”

Tak­ing this ex­ag­ger­ated dumbed-down ac­count as ex­actly right, this sounds about as hard as the dinosaurs-vs-Satan ex­am­ple, in terms of figur­ing out which is more Oc­cam’s Ra­zor com­pli­ant. I’m sure the re­al­ity is more nu­anced, but I think it can be judged by the same pro­cess. Per­haps this is the kind of rea­son­ing that only gets us to a 90% prob­a­bil­ity there is a mul­ti­verse, rather than a 99.999999% one. But I think de­ter­min­ing that the­o­ries have 90% prob­a­bil­ity is a rea­son­able sci­en­tific thing to do.

VI.

At times, the Aeon ar­ti­cle seems to flirt with ad­mit­ting that some­thing like this is nec­es­sary:

Such prob­lems were judged by philoso­phers of sci­ence to be in­sur­mountable, and Pop­per’s falsifi­a­bil­ity crite­rion was aban­doned (though, cu­ri­ously, it still lives on in the minds of many prac­tis­ing sci­en­tists). But rather than seek an al­ter­na­tive, in 1983 the philoso­pher Larry Lau­dan de­clared that the de­mar­ca­tion prob­lem is ac­tu­ally in­tractable, and must there­fore be a pseudo-prob­lem. He ar­gued that the real dis­tinc­tion is be­tween knowl­edge that is re­li­able or un­re­li­able, ir­re­spec­tive of its prove­nance, and claimed that terms such as ‘pseu­do­science’ and ‘un­scien­tific’ have no real mean­ing.

But it always jumps back from the precipice:

So, if we can’t make use of falsifi­a­bil­ity, what do we use in­stead? I don’t think we have any real al­ter­na­tive but to adopt what I might call the em­piri­cal crite­rion. De­mar­ca­tion is not some kind of bi­nary yes-or-no, right-or-wrong, black-or-white judg­ment. We have to ad­mit shades of grey. Pop­per him­self was ready to ac­cept this, [say­ing]:

“The crite­rion of de­mar­ca­tion can­not be an ab­solutely sharp one but will it­self have de­grees. There will be well-testable the­o­ries, hardly testable the­o­ries, and non-testable the­o­ries. Those which are non-testable are of no in­ter­est to em­piri­cal sci­en­tists. They may be de­scribed as meta­phys­i­cal.”

Here, ‘testa­bil­ity’ im­plies only that a the­ory ei­ther makes con­tact, or holds some promise of mak­ing con­tact, with em­piri­cal ev­i­dence. It makes no pre­sump­tions about what we might do in light of the ev­i­dence. If the ev­i­dence ver­ifies the the­ory, that’s great – we cel­e­brate and start look­ing for an­other test. If the ev­i­dence fails to sup­port the the­ory, then we might pon­der for a while or tin­ker with the aux­iliary as­sump­tions. Either way, there’s a ten­sion be­tween the meta­phys­i­cal con­tent of the the­ory and the em­piri­cal data – a ten­sion be­tween the ideas and the facts – which pre­vents the meta­physics from get­ting com­pletely out of hand. In this way, the meta­physics is tamed or ‘nat­u­ral­ised’, and we have some­thing to work with. This is sci­ence.

But as we’ve seen, many things we re­ally want to in­clude as sci­ence are not testable: our cre­dence for real dinosaurs over Satan plant­ing fos­sils, our cre­dence for Khafre build­ing the Sphinx over Khufu or At­lanteans, or el­e­gant pat­terns that ex­plain the fea­tures of the uni­verse like the Ex­tradi­men­sional-Sphere The­ory.

The Aeon ar­ti­cle is aware of Car­roll’s work – which, along with the para­graph quoted in Sec­tion II above, in­cludes a lot of de­tailed Bayesian rea­son­ing en­com­pass­ing ev­ery­thing I’ve dis­cussed. But the ar­ti­cle dis­misses it in a few sen­tences:

Sean Car­roll, a vo­cal ad­vo­cate for the Many-Wor­lds in­ter­pre­ta­tion, prefers ab­duc­tion, or what he calls ‘in­fer­ence to the best ex­pla­na­tion’, which leaves us with the­o­ries that are merely ‘par­si­mo­nious’, a mat­ter of judg­ment, and ‘still might rea­son­ably be true’. But whose judg­ment? In the ab­sence of facts, what con­sti­tutes ‘the best ex­pla­na­tion’?

Car­roll seeks to dress his no­tion of in­fer­ence in the cloth of re­spectabil­ity pro­vided by some­thing called Bayesian prob­a­bil­ity the­ory, hap­pily over­look­ing its en­tirely sub­jec­tive na­ture. It’s a short step from here to the the­o­rist-turned-philoso­pher Richard Dawid’s efforts to jus­tify the string the­ory pro­gramme in terms of ‘the­o­ret­i­cally con­firmed the­ory’ and ‘non-em­piri­cal the­ory as­sess­ment’. The ‘best ex­pla­na­tion’ is then based on a choice be­tween purely meta­phys­i­cal con­structs, with­out refer­ence to em­piri­cal ev­i­dence, based on the ap­pli­ca­tion of a prob­a­bil­ity the­ory that can be read­ily en­g­ineered to suit per­sonal prej­u­dices.

“A choice be­tween purely meta­phys­i­cal con­structs, with­out refer­ence to em­piri­cal ev­i­dence” sounds pretty bad, un­til you re­al­ize he’s talk­ing about the same rea­son­ing we use to de­ter­mine that real dinosaurs are more likely than Satan plant­ing fos­sils.

I don’t want to go over the ex­act ways in which Bayesian meth­ods are sub­jec­tive (which I think are over­es­ti­mated) vs. ob­jec­tive. I think it’s more fruit­ful to point out that your brain is already us­ing Bayesian meth­ods to in­ter­pret the pho­tons strik­ing your eyes into this sen­tence, to make snap de­ci­sions about what sense the words are used in, and to in­te­grate them into your model of the world. If Bayesian meth­ods are good enough to give you ev­ery sin­gle piece of ev­i­dence about the na­ture of the ex­ter­nal world that you have ever en­coun­tered in your en­tire life, I say they’re good enough for sci­ence.

Or if you don’t like that, you can use the ex­pla­na­tion above, which barely uses the word “Bayes” at all and just de­scribes ev­ery­thing in terms like “Oc­cam’s Ra­zor” and “you wouldn’t want to con­clude some­thing like that, would you?”

I know there are sep­a­rate de­bates about whether this kind of rea­son­ing-from-sim­plic­ity is ac­tu­ally good enough, when used by or­di­nary peo­ple, to con­sis­tently ar­rive at truth. Or whether it’s a pro­duc­tive way to con­duct sci­ence that will give us good new the­o­ries, or a waste of ev­ery­body’s time. I sym­pa­thize with some these con­cerns, though I am nowhere near sci­en­tifi­cally ed­u­cated enough to have an ac­tual opinion on the ques­tions at play.

But I think it’s im­por­tant to ar­gue that even be­fore you de­scribe the ad­van­tages and dis­ad­van­tages of the com­pli­cated Bayesian math that lets you do this, some­thing like this has to be done. The untestable is a fun­da­men­tal part of sci­ence, im­pos­si­ble to re­move. We can de­bate how to ex­plain it. But deny­ing it isn’t an op­tion.


          

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Marvels: Eye of the Camera
author: Kurt Busiek
name: Sesana
average rating: 3.64
book published: 2010
rating: 3
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shelves: comics, superhumans
review:
Marvels is brilliant. This is a decent book, but it simply doesn't live up to its predecessor. I'm not sure I can put my finger on why, exactly, that is. Maybe it's because the subject matter just isn't as awe-inspiring. Instead of the birth of the cornerstones of the Marvel universe, this is the nitty gritty, what makes it run decade in and decade out: the distrust of normal people. And while that was a major plot point in the original, there were other things going on there. This is basically all about that. Which makes it pretty repetitive. Superhero does something great, has one second of praise, is almost immediately framed or smeared, is cleared, lather, rinse, repeat. And while that is, the ebb and flow of the Marvel universe, especially anything related to mutants, seeing it reduced like this is just depressing. But if you've been wondering about the fate of Maggie, and I think we almost all have, it's a relief to get to finally know the rest of her story.

          

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​Bob Marley said that and he was absolutely right! Take a moment right now, sit quietly, take a few deep breaths and then ask yourself if you are satisfied with the life you are presently living. The first answer that comes to you is your intuition talking and is always right. For most of us, the answer will be "No." And that's OK because we are all born with an innate desire to grow and evolve. We feel this because we are part of the Universe, a piece of God, if you will. But if you are f [...]

          

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Shadow Brokers data dump tipped researchers off to a mysterious APT dubbed DarkUniverse   

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Clues about a hacking group that carried out attacks against targets in countries including Syria, Iran and Russia were included in files leaked by a mysterious group known as the Shadow Brokers, according to new findings. Researchers from the security vendor Kaspersky published a report Tuesday detailing an advanced persistent threat (APT) group the company has dubbed DarkUniverse. Documents published in 2017 by the Shadow Brokers — an elusive group that publicly disseminated NSA hacking tools — included a script that checked for other hacking groups lurking in a compromised system. DarkUniverse was among the groups the script could check for. The DarkUniverse group hit victims in Afghanistan, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Belarus and the United Arab Emirates, along with more common targets like Russia, Iran and Syria. All told, the APT group breached “around” 20 victims ranging from military agencies to private sector organizations like telecommunication firms, and medical institutions. “We believe […]

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Author Artemis Crow on creating an alternate universe for her Zodiac Assassins series
I was lucky to have a conversation with up and coming author Artemis Crow last weekend at the Red Arrow Diner. Upon meeting, she stated she is a “virgin” to the diner; chuckling at the fact of having to use that word (don’t worry — she was given a "first-time customer" sticker before she left). READ MORE

          

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Today, Nuclear Blast is pleased to announce the signing of Germany's finest progressive death metal band, OBSCURA. Founded in 2002, the group have established their reputation by releasing 5 studio albums which have been highly acclaimed by fans and press alike, accompanied by playing support tours (w/ SEPULTURA, CHILDREN OF BODOM, CANNIBAL CORPSE among others) as well as their own headline shows all around the globe.Band founder Steffen Kummerer states,&n [...]

          

Game jockey as an intermediary between DJ practice and video games   

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Abstract:  The game jockey is a new practice between DJing and video gaming. This study underlines the difficulty to hybridize these two creative cultures. Game jockey implies a person, who will mix games during a live performance, by adapting to the players’ feelings. We will present key concepts of the DJ practice and the similarities to the game universe. Based […]

          

Un premier album live pour Stone Sour   

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Un premier album live pour Stone Sour

« C’est avec grand plaisir que j’annonce le tout premier album officiel de Stone Sour », a déclaré le guitariste, Josh Rand, lors du dévoilement. « C’est le spectacle de Reno dans son intégralité, exactement comme ça s’est déroulé le 5 octobre 2018. »

Le projet comprend 16 des titres les plus appréciés du groupe, dont « Absolute Zero », « Through Glass » et « Song # 3 », enregistrés en direct le 5 octobre 2018 dans la ville de Reno, aux États-Unis. L'album sera disponible sur CD, en format numérique et en double vinyle, limité à 2 500 exemplaires et comprenant également une affiche, une passe des coulisses, un pick de guitare, une setlist autographiée et une carte de téléchargement.

Josh Rand poursuit : « Nous sommes extrêmement fiers que ce soit 100% en direct, avec absolument pas d'overdubs! Ce n'est pas parfait, mais nous non plus. En tant que collectionneur moi-même, je voulais que cette édition limitée soit très spéciale. Le vinyle est pressé sur 180 grammes, ce qui vous donne la meilleure qualité audio possible, et est limité à 2500 exemplaires dans le monde. J'espère que vous l'apprécierez autant que nous l'avons joué. »

Liste des titres :

  1. YSIF
  2. Taipei Person / Allah Tea
  3. Do Me A Favor
  4. Knievel Has Landed
  5. Whiplash Pants
  6. Absolute Zero
  7. Bother
  8. Tired
  9. Rose Red Violent Blue
  10. 30/30-150
  11. Get Inside
  12. Reborn
  13. Song #3
  14. Through Glass
  15. Made Of Scars
  16. Fabuless

Plus tôt cette année, le bassiste de Stone Sour, Johny Chow, a confirmé à la station de radio WRIF 101.1 FM du Michigan, dans l’émission Meltdown of Detroit, que le groupe avait entamé le processus de composition pour la suite de l'album « Hydrograd » (2017).

Le chanteur, Corey Taylor, a précisé au magazine australien Heavy en 2018 que ses compagnons de groupe avaient commencé à écrire de la nouvelle musique « pratiquement dès que nous avons pris la route » pour soutenir la parution d’Hydrograd. « Nous ne pouvons tout simplement pas nous arrêter; nous sommes juste des gourmands en punition à ce stade », a-t-il confié. « Mais ce qui est cool, c'est que savoir que nous disposons de tout ce matériel fantastique nous permet de profiter du reste autant que possible car nous savons que lorsqu’il sera temps de vraiment commencer à faire fonctionner la machine de démos, nous aurons toutes ces choses intéressantes à écouter. Il n'y a pas de pression pour que nous fassions notre chemin. »

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  • Corey Taylor
  • 2019

              

    Tous les anciens membres de KISS invités à participer à la grande finale   

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    Tous les anciens membres de KISS invités à participer à la grande finale

    Dans les mois qui ont suivi l'annonce de la tournée de KISS, des fans étaient préoccupés à savoir si les membres d'origine, soit Ace Frehley (guitare) et Peter Criss (batterie), participeraient à la tournée, en particulier compte tenu de la complicité entre Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons et le guitariste.

    Selon McGhee, Ace Frehley et Peter Criss ont tous deux « été invités » à participer d'une manière ou d'une autre. « C’est « assez difficile », reconnait-il. « Quand les gens disent: "Oh, tu devrais amener Ace et Peter." Comment faire quand tu as deux Catmen et deux Spacemen? Alors tu dis: "Ok. Vous ne portez pas de maquillage et vous ne vous maquillez pas." Et puis ils [Ace et Peter] disent: "Eh bien, c'était mon maquillage." Je ne sais pas. C'est donc très difficile à faire, mais nous allons trouver une solution car ils font vraiment partie de l'héritage de KISS. Et ils sont reconnus par Gene et Paul, ainsi que par tout le monde dans la salle, comme membres fondateurs… c'est important pour vous les gars [et] c'est important pour nous. C'est juste une question d'équilibre et nous pouvons l'amener là où cela fonctionne pour tout le monde et pour que tout le monde passe un bon moment. »

    L'année dernière, le guitariste a confié à VintageRock.com que « la seule façon » qu'il envisageait sérieusement « de prendre part à » End Of The Road était si « je reprenais mon maquillage et mon costume et mon personnage - que j'avais dessiné ». Il a ajouté que le guitariste actuel de KISS, Tommy Thayer « n’est pas un mauvais guitariste, mais qu’il imite en fait tout ce que j’ai écrit, et tente d’imiter mon personnage. Il le fait depuis 15 ans », a-t-il dit. « Mais la réalité est que je suis le gars d'origine. Et personne ne peut vraiment copier la façon dont je joue de la guitare. »

    Quand on lui a demandé s’il prévoyait toujours de participer à la tournée si Peter Criss n’était pas impliqué, Ace a répondu: « Je pense que ce serait formidable si Peter était impliqué. De toute évidence, à ce stade de sa vie, il ne pourrait pas faire un concert de deux heures. Mais je peux voir si nous pouvons réussir à créer une situation dans laquelle Peter sort à la fin et a fait trois ou quatre chansons - dont « Beth », « Black Diamond » et quelques autres, je pense que ce serait amusant. »

    La tournée « End Of The Road » a débuté le 31 janvier dernier à Vancouver et reprendra le 16 novembre à Perth, en Australie. La gamme actuelle de KISS comprend les membres originaux

    • KISS
    • dernière tournée
    • dernier show
    • 2021

                

      W.A.S.P. soulignera ses quatre premiers albums dans sa prochaine tournée   

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      La description de la tournée par le groupe va comme suit : « Le premier album éponyme, intitulé « Winged Assassins » dans certains pays, contient des chansons de cet album désormais classique, « I Wanna Be Somebody » et « L.O.V.E. Machine », le deuxième album, « The Last Command », avec « Inside The Electric Circus », sur le chef-d'œuvre emblématique « The Headless Children ». Ces succès des quatre premiers albums n’ont jamais été joués ensemble live, ils seront donc dans le concert le plus spéciale, et NE SERONT PLUS JAMAIS RÉPÉTÉS!! Alors rejoignez-nous, alors que nous vous ramènerons… là où tout a commencé. »

      Seules les dates de la partie Européenne de la tournée ont été dévoilées à ce jour.

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      • tournée
      • 2020

                  

        Iron Maiden célèbre la vente de 25 millions de pintes de bières avec une caisse spéciale   

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        Iron Maiden célèbre la vente de 25 millions de pintes de bières avec une caisse spéciale

        « Y a-t-il un meilleur moyen de célébrer 25 millions de pintes de Trooper vendues que de lancer toutes nos bières dans une collection pour la toute première fois? », a mentionné le directeur de la marque Trooper, Sam Kennerley. « On nous demande tous les jours quand nous allons rééditer certaines bières, c’est donc une occasion pour les fans de mettre la main sur chaque bière de notre collection à ce jour. »

        Depuis son lancement en 2013, la bière ABV Premium à 4,7% s'est fermement établie comme une marque de bière appartenant au Top 40 au Royaume-Uni, tout en devenant un acteur de premier plan parmi les bières britanniques exportées, ayant été vendue dans plus de 50 pays.

        Outre la gamme de base de bières Trooper (Trooper, Sun And Steel et Light Brigade), la collection comprendra trois bières à édition limitée: Trooper 666, lancée pour la première fois en 2015 (6,6%); Red 'N' Black, une bière de style « porter » lancée en 2016, et Hallowed, une bière hybride d'inspiration belge lancée en 2017. Afin de donner la possibilité aux fans d’avoir deux bières de chaque sorte, le coffret contiendra une douzaine de bouteilles.

        La boîte de collecte offrira également aux fans l’occasion de mettre la main sur certaines des bouteilles populaires en édition limitée de Trooper, qui ont été lancées plus tôt cette année.

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          Mercyful Fate : Le bassiste Timi Hansen est décédé   

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            Mayhem et Abbath de passage à Montréal en 2020!   

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            Mayhem et Abbath de passage à Montréal en 2020!

            Le 7 avril prochain la tournée sera de passage à Montréal! Plus de détails à venir!

            • Mayhem
            • Abbath
            • montréal
            • tour
            • 2020

                        

              Bruce Dickinson : Il quitte sa femme pour une fan d'Iron Maiden   

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              Bruce Dickinson : Il quitte sa femme pour une fan d'Iron Maiden

              La légende du heavy metal, âgé de 61 ans, s’est séparé de sa femme Paddy, mère de ses trois enfants, qui partageait sa vie depuis 29 ans. Il a ensuite déménagé chez sa nouvelle copine, la spécialiste du fitness Leana Dolci, à Paris. Elle est plus jeune de 15 ans.

              Une source du magazine Mirror rapporte : « Leana a toujours été une grande fan d'Iron Maiden, les suivant de près depuis environ 10 ans. Bruce et elle ont commencé à se rapprocher au cours de la dernière année. »

              Les mariés n’ont aucun plan établi pour un cas de divorce, mais s’ils décident d’aller en procédures judiciaires, le chanteur devra verser le montant cité plus haut.

              Parmi la grande discographie, le fructueux groupe a produit quatre albums qui ont fait le top des palmarès, vendant plus de 100 millions de copies.

              • Bruce Dickinson
              • divorce
              • 2019

                          

                Rage Against The Machine : Enfin une réunion pour 2020!   

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                Rage Against The Machine : Enfin une réunion pour 2020!

                Le groupe vient d'annoncer des spectacles pour 2020 avec les membres originaux! Reste maintenant à voir si evenko ou l'équipe du FEQ va flairer la bonne affaire et inviter la formation en 2020 pour un de ses festivals.

                Voici les dates confirmées pour 2020:

                Mar. 26 - El Paso, TX
                Mar. 28 - Las Cruces, NM⠀⠀⠀
                Mar. 30 - Phoenix, AZ⠀
                Apr. 10 - Indio, CA (Coachella)⠀⠀⠀⠀
                Apr. 17 - Indio, CA (Coachella)

                 

                • Rage Against The Machine
                • 2020
                • reunion
                • RATM

                            

                  Mobilité verte : Le Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort profite des bienfaits de Power Zone   

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                  Le Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort profite des bienfaits de Power Zone, la première borne de recharge universelle ultra-rapide et écologique proposée par la SMEG. Situé en plein cœur de Monaco, le Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort s’est récemment équipé de Power Zone : la borne de recharge multi-standard pour véhicules électriques proposée par la Société Monégasque de l’Electricité et du Gaz (SMEG).

                            

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                   “Full many a gem of purest ray serene

                  The dark unfathomed caves of ocean bear:

                  Full many a flower is born to blush unseen

                  And waste its sweetness on the desert air” – Thomas Gray

                  The metaphor perfectly fits Dr Subashini Pathmanathan, who has substantially contributed to the society as a teacher of Bharatha Natyam (Vazhuvoor Style), artiste, researcher, journalist, author of around 18 books to her credit, and a passionate exponent of Bharatha Natyam in its pristine form. I happened to witness her Lecture Demonstration at the Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre on Friday, October 11.

                  The aura created by her dedicated and graceful performance with poise to the enchanting melodies played in the background, whisked the audience to Kailash in an instance. The lecture she gave showed the commitment and the wide knowledge Dr Subashini Pathmanathan has towards Bharatha Natyam.

                  The session started with a Viruththam by Saint Thirunaavukkarasar - Appan Nii, Ammai Nii. The saint declares to Shiva that everyone and everything found on earth is Him – as he sees Shiva in all. The meaning was brought out by Subashini with splendid facial expressions and flexible postures attributed to the theme.

                  Next was a Patham, Atputha Sitpi, sung on the cosmic dancer - Chidambaram Nadaraj, by Thandaayuthapaani Pillai, to a lovely melody of Ragamalika (a medley of ragas), set to Aathi Thaalam (rhythm).

                  Seeing Shiva as a lover, the devotee sings that nowhere on earth has he come across such a magnificent and meaningful sculpture depicting various aspects of the cosmic dancer. The udukku (damarukam) represents the vibrations from which the sound creates many universes with different manifestations. Agni (fire) denotes samharam (destruction) of the material bonds, leading to dissolution and liberation from the cycles of birth. The abayak karam (right palm) signifies protection; the thookkiya thiruvadi (raised foot) symbolises salvation; and oondriya thiruvadi (the other foot) on muyalakan (ego) is firmly pressed down, to suppress the ego created by maya (illusion).Subashini splendidly brought out the meaning of the composition through vivid expressions, in which the devotee begs for deliverance.

                  Moving on, an 18th-century composition, Theruvil Vaaraano in the Ragam Kamas set to Roopaka Thaalam by Sri Muththu Thandavar was chosen. The lyrics articulate how the devotee pleads with God to appear at least on the road and pave the way for salvation. Subashini did justice to the stanzas through her graceful steps and captivating expressions.

                  The last dance for the presentation was a Varnam on Lord Murugan by Paabanaasam Sivan in Sri Ranjani Raga set to Aathi Thaalam. This composition encompasses all three aspects of Bharatha Natyam: Niruththam (rhythm, vibrancy and the beauty of dance); Nirthiam (expressions for interpretation of meanings); and Natyam (story oriented). The devotee appeals to Parvathi to send her son Murugan, either as a lover or as a kid and relieve him from the earthly compulsions.

                  In the closing session, she earnestly pleaded with those engaged in learning and imparting this divine art, to do so in its purest pristine form.

                  I thank all involved in having such an educative programme. It was an entrancing solo lecture and rendering by Dr Pathmanathan. A performance which should have had a packed auditorium sadly did not have. Like a precious stone unmined at the bottom of the ocean or a beautiful flower blooming in the deep woods, her heroic work may not be seen or known, if her work does not reach us.

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                  Sao Việt ngày 2/11: Nghẹn ngào gửi tiễn biệt con gái của đạo diễn Đỗ Đức Thành    

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                  Nghẹn ngào gửi tiễn biệt con gái của đạo diễn Đỗ Đức Thành; Missosology khen ngợi Hoàng Thùy, fan Philippines dậy sóng: 'Việt Nam sẽ có Miss Universe đầu tiên'; Đông Nhi, Ông Cao Thắng lộ ảnh cưới như cổ tích ở trời Tây... là những tin chính trong ngày 2/11.

                            

                  QCD Baryogenesis. (arXiv:1911.01432v1 [hep-ph])   

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                  QCD Baryogenesis. (arXiv:1911.01432v1 [hep-ph]) <a href="https://God.blue/splash.php?url=hDWBaw6ivbD_SLASH_FWH_SLASH_wLei7jvSPzcv7rhGluQV4EujSEzGf5KCvzRdM6n0_SLASH_2WHBipcfoRJk_PLUS_mHuELVzXRG0bnq_SLASH_F1fgTbR1omvGeDB9ecwBDBWd21J441QYjXbtQ3zH45UaijpuYizWJbmrU6dy2bf9XFmeP2FZg8HUhfI_SLASH_f83tDo_EQUALS_ Croon</a>, <a href="https://God.blue/splash.php?url=8ZPF9x16RKoyABq4SEJUr93ICAvQzjsAyf5zU5RkgTOWg6gOEtRtksagcKYHKJZ23gRCf4f0Khp88U0NMZNZbMp59OTnv0Bny_SLASH_Y2hQSVBhwItXIaZlxOf2B26YQe_SLASH_JCr_PLUS_LXV_PLUS_TqqNmIiuhAXIW3L5POR5ZV8Bqf3YvU89WS8l04_EQUALS_ N. Howard</a>, <a href="https://God.blue/splash.php?url=G5t8y3l476zcyM6NezoeXKAd5KNnclR3A0HDUVn_PLUS_rw2XL7thq8Xv3UNKocV64np3BGBZNx6J7WvKJo19hqeAoVRJPz8wa2t2gcJh7AqycSoBopj4MFxCPAw1WNrCUvxWzwBWDmL3Cx_PLUS_Zfok2oUB_SLASH_rXccgE87C4EqBSajqbDBvWk_EQUALS_ Ipek</a>, <a href="https://God.blue/splash.php?url=xTfBnqWT9gsHLVnoGKDTEIA6AewjlVZ0yG7wWzEP9H9zY3TWIDDslG7PyEGx2Ed0u4rYPlqvrNfPKqd8AUxHdBTYGAVJEfpLk9YyNXelqjt5zdkIWv4MNxO_SLASH_e924DtXv1mu1fj7fF3WmqvWTxFQo45r2bDJqBy8YeLnfANDFRsw_EQUALS_ M.P. Tait</a> We explore a simple model which naturally explains the observed baryon asymmetry of the Universe. In this model the strong coupling is promoted to a dynamical quantity, which evolves through the vacuum expectation value of a singlet […]

                            

                  Weekly Space Hangout: November 6, 2019 – Tiera & Myron Fletcher, Engineers on NASA’s Space Launch System   

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                  Weekly Space Hangout: November 6, 2019 – Tiera & Myron Fletcher, Engineers on NASA’s Space Launch System Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Nancy Atkinson ( @Nancy_A / @nancyatkinson_ut) Beth Johnson (@planetarypan) Veranika Klimovich ( @VeronikaSpace) This week we welcome Tiera and Myron Fletcher, Aerospace Engineers with Boeing working on NASA’s Space Launch System. Tiera […]

                            

                  New Research Suggests that the Universe is a Sphere and Not Flat After All   

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                  New Research Suggests that the Universe is a Sphere and Not Flat After All The universe is a seemingly endless sea filled with stars, galaxies, and nebulae. In it, we see patterns and constellations that have inspired stories throughout history. But there is one cosmic pattern we still don’t understand. A question that remains unanswered: […]

                            

                  ORIGINES ET AVENIR DE L'HUMANITÉ   

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                  Suite au succès du premier cycle de conférences "Origines et avenir de l'Humanité", l'Institut de Paléontologie Humain, Fondation Albert Ier, Prince de Monaco et le MURS (Mouvement Universel de la Responsabilité Scientifique) lancent un nouveau cycle pour l'année 2019. - 08. Actualités Page Accueil

                            

                  Francaise Des Foires Et Des Expositions Universelles Christian Philippe Chanut Philippe   

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                  Für reklamiertes Gerät Gutschriftkürzung erhalten   

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                  12.03.2018 wurde Seasonik Prime 80 Platinum (Preis 268,90 Euro) online bei computeruniverse.net gekauft und wurde nach Volgograd /Russland geliefert. 07.2019 ist das Teil kaputt gegangen, wurde reklamiert und zurück von mir nach Deutschland Versand...

                            

                  Couronne Des Esclaves Honor Harrington Universe Wages Of Sin T1 David Weber Eric   

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                  Ad.Astra.2019.720p.HDCAM-GETB8   

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                  Astronaut Roy McBride undertakes a mission across an unforgiving solar system to uncover the truth about his missing father and his doomed expedition that now, 30 years later, threatens the universe.

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                  The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organization.

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                  After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to undo Thanos' actions and restore order to the universe.

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                  Apocryphe 1812 1832 L Histoire De La Conquete Du Monde Et De La Monarchie Universelle Louis Napoleon Geoffroy   

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                  Inside the VST   

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                  This seldom-seen perspective offers a true insider’s view of one of ESO’s world-leading telescopes: the VLT Survey Telescope, or VST.

                  The VST is installed at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile. It is the largest telescope surveying the sky in light visible to humans and its cutting-edge design makes it a powerful tool for studying the Universe.  From this viewpoint the OmegaCAM instrument — a camera with a large field of view — can be seen front and centre, nestled inside its stabilising control structure.  

                  When night falls the telescope’s dome opens and the VST gets to work. The high altitude and arid conditions of the Atacama Desert provide the perfect conditions for astronomical observing, delivering cloud-free skies and very low light pollution for the vast majority of the year. This allows for truly spectacular views of the Milky Way overhead, complete with its array of striking colours, streaks of dark interstellar dust, and bright foreground stars — as seen here.


                            

                  Martin Scorsese Avenges the Auteur   

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                  Richard Brody writes on the director Martin Scorsese’s criticisms of movies from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and of systems of film production that submerge the authority of directors.

                            

                  There Might Be a Hidden 'Crisis' in What We Know About the Universe   

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                  Scientists think the universe is flat, but new observations suggest that we might actually be living in a gigantic sphere. Whoa.

                            

                  10 quotes that prove humanity is absurd   

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                  • Absurdism is the philosophical school that recognizes the tension between meaning and a meaningless universe.
                  • Camus and Kierkegaard wrote extensively on the topic, though modern thinkers continue to contribute to the literature of the Absurd.
                  • In a politically divided time, the Absurd has come to the forefront of national discussion.

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                  Like many Angelenos, last week I spent a fair amount of time on the LAFD's Twitter feed. As breaking information about regional wildfires was disseminated, I noticed a few comments pointing to some sort of conspiracy as the reason that so many fires were raging. Of course, numerous human-caused climate-oriented forces "conspire" in contribution to this growing problem, but that was not the implication.

                  Human beings are absurd creatures, a fact that the philosophical school of Absurdism addresses. The ideology represents the tension between our desire to apply meaning to a situation and living in a meaningless universe. The human brain, conspiracy theorist that it is, fills in gaps when explanations are lacking or simply invents them whole-cloth.

                  Two great Absurdist thinkers, Søren Kierkegaard and Albert Camus, devoted a lot of time contemplating the three responses to the tension that Absurdism spotlights, arriving at different conclusions as how to resolve it.

                  • Suicide. Exiting existence is the quickest way out, one that neither thinker advocated as effective.
                  • Belief in the transcendent. Kierkegaard felt that resolution might require an irrational leap — a recent article on science-seeking millennials believing in astrology is a more recent example of this mindset. Camus thought this method led to "philosophical suicide" and was to be avoided.
                  • Acceptance of Absurdism. Camus's advice was to create personal meaning within the meaningless, which Kierkegaard regarded as a form of madness.

                  These are not the only thinkers to consider the absurd. One can argue that we are living through especially absurd times in America, with two alternate realities simultaneously presented as fact. Navigating this treacherous terrain has never been easy, but it proved especially difficult in times of social turmoil. The following 10 quotes consider this topic in greater detail.

                  Why life is meaningless, according to absurdists | BBC Ideas


                  The ultimate modern absurdist, English author Douglas Adams, kicked off his classic Hitchhiker's series as a BBC radio show in 1978. While Adams left us too early at age 49 in 2001, the atheist and satirist knew how to drive into the heart of contradiction, as when he wrote in The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy,

                  "If there's any real truth, it's that the entire multidimensional infinity of the Universe is almost certainly being run by a bunch of maniacs."

                  Somali-born activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali has gotten into her share of trouble for pointing out the contradictions in religious belief systems — namely, Islam, which she was raised in. She beautifully expresses the absurdity of existence in this passage from Infidel:

                  "The only position that leaves me with no cognitive dissonance is atheism. It is not a creed. Death is certain, replacing both the siren-song of Paradise and the dread of Hell. Life on this earth, with all its mystery and beauty and pain, is then to be lived far more intensely: we stumble and get up, we are sad, confident, insecure, feel loneliness and joy and love. There is nothing more; but I want nothing more."

                  In Einstein's Monsters, British novelist and screenwriter Martin Amis takes our love of war to task by noting the absurdity of our nuclear predicament.

                  "What is the only provocation that could bring about the use of nuclear weapons? Nuclear weapons. What is the priority target for nuclear weapons? Nuclear weapons. What is the only established defense against nuclear weapons? Nuclear weapons. How do we prevent the use of nuclear weapons? By threatening to use nuclear weapons. And we can't get rid of nuclear weapons, because of nuclear weapons."

                  The medieval scholar, Caroline Walker Bynum, knows well the contradictions of past ages. In Fragmentation and Redemption she takes note of the emotional utility of a belief in resurrection.

                  "If there is meaning to the history we tell and the corruption (both moral and physical) we suffer, surely it is in (as well as in spite of) fragmentation. Bodily resurrection at the end of time is, in a technical sense, a comic — that is, a contrived and brave — happy ending."

                  The bible of Absurdist literature goes to the French philosopher, Albert Camus, who wrote one of the great philosophical texts of the 20th century with The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays.

                  "If I try to seize this self of which I feel sure, if I try to define and to summarize it, it is nothing but water slipping through my fingers. I can sketch one by one all the aspects it is able to assume, all those likewise that have been attributed to it, this upbringing, this origin, this ardor or these silences, this nobility or this vileness. But aspects cannot be added up. This very heart which is mine will forever remain indefinable to me. Between the certainty I have of my existence and the content I try to give to that assurance the gap will never be filled."

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                  American professor and essayist Roxane Gay is one of today's most lauded feminists, for good reason: her criticism shines light where darkness has too long pervaded. In Bad Feminist, she notes that judgment in the face of contradiction is itself absurd and should not distract from the bigger message.

                  "No matter what issues I have with feminism, I am a feminist. I cannot and will not deny the importance and absolute necessity of feminism. Like most people, I'm full of contradictions, but I also don't want to be treated like shit for being a woman."

                  Italian anti-fascist poet and anarchist Renzo Novatore had quite a way with words. The early 20th-century writer reminds us in I Am Also a Nihilist that the playing field will always be tilted and that finding your place on that field is essential.

                  "Life — for me — is neither good nor bad, neither a theory nor an idea. Life is a reality, and the reality of life is war. For one who is a born warrior, life is a fountain of joy, for others it is only a fountain of humiliation and sorrow."

                  How can any list of contradictions and absurdity be complete without Belgian psychotherapist, Esther Perel? Mating in Captivity is necessary reading for anyone that wishes to be in any sort of relationship in the modern era. (Make sure to check out my 11 quotes from her as well.)

                  "Today, we turn to one person to provide what an entire village once did: a sense of grounding, meaning, and continuity. At the same time, we expect our committed relationships to be romantic as well as emotionally and sexually fulfilling. Is it any wonder that so many relationships crumble under the weight of it all?"

                  Few can put such a large sentiment in as few words as Jon Stewart.

                  "I have complete faith in the continued absurdity of whatever's going on."

                  I listed the quotes in alphabetical order by author name, yet it seems fitting to give the last word to the man that deserves it. Kurt Vonnegut is the king cynic and a brilliant writer that forces you to confront everything in existence. In Breakfast of Champions he sums up the Absurdity of our situation.

                  "As for myself: I had come to the conclusion that there was nothing sacred about myself or about any human being, that we were all machines, doomed to collide and collide and collide."

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                  Fallout 3, Mass Effect 3, and Skyrim devs create new studio together   

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                  Developers behind Fallout 3, Mass Effect 3, and The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim have come together to create a new entertainment studio called Brass Lion Entertainment. The studio will create universes centered on underrepresented people, stories, and cultures.


                            

                  Cosmic 3D mapping machine opens 5,000 robotic eyes   

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                  Tucson AZ (SPX) Oct 29, 2019
                  A new instrument mounted atop a telescope in Arizona aimed its robotic array of 5,000 fiber-optic "eyes" at the night sky to capture the first images of its unique view of galaxy light. It was the first test of the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, or DESI, which is designed to explore the mystery of dark energy that makes up about 68% of the universe and is speeding up its expansion.

                            

                  Yan Au Croisement Du Local Et De L Universel Actes Du Colloque International Paris Aix 2013 Actes Du Colloque International Paris Aix 2013 2014 Shuang   

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                  Bulletin du 25 octobre 2019   

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                  Bulletin CFPSAA Infos 2019-09 – du 25 octobre 2019 Pour vous abonner à la lettre du CFPSAA, envoyez un message à cfpsaa-subscribe@yahoogroupes.fr Pour vous désabonner de cette lettre, envoyez un message à cfpsaa-unsubscribe@yahoogroupes.fr à partir de l'adresse inscrite. SOMMAIRE *ÉDITORIAL Le chantier sur la prestation de compensation du Handicap (PCH), les travaux de la Cour des comptes sur l'éventuelle réforme de l'AAH, la création d'un Revenu universel d'activité (RUA), autant de dossiers sur (...) - Bulletin de 2019

                            

                  Re: "Хьюстон, у нас проблемы!" О вопросах освоения космоса американцами...   

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                  SpaceX испытала обновленные парашюты Dragon 2

                  SpaceX провела 13 последовательных успешных тестов обновленной парашютной системы корабля Dragon 2 (Crew Dragon). Сообщение об этом вместе с кадрами последнего испытания было опубликовано в твиттере компании.

                  В апреле этого года SpaceX провела тест, в ходе которого отрабатывался сценарий, при котором один из четырех парашютов капсулы экипажа Dragon 2 не раскрылся при спуске в атмосфере. Он завершился неудачей. После выброса массо-габаритного макета с самолета три оставшихся парашюта раскрылись не полностью. В результате он получил повреждения при ударе о землю. По времени эта неудача совпала с взрывом капсулы Dragon 2, случившемся при испытаниях двигателей системы аварийного спасения (САС) экипажа корабля.

                  В результате, инженерам SpaceX пришлось внести ряд изменений в конструкцию парашютной системы. Новый дизайн получил обозначение Mark 3. По утверждению инженеров, он на порядок надежнее предыдущей версии. В общей сложности, SpaceX провела 13 последовательных успешных тестов Mark 3. В ходе последнего теста был отработан сценарий не раскрытия одного из парашютов

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                  Viganò dringt aan op herconsecratie Sint Pietersbasiliek   

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                  Aartsbisschop Carlo Maria Viganò
                  Aartsbisschop Carlo Maria Viganò dringt aan op een nieuwe consecratie van de Sint-Pietersbasiliek in het licht van wat hij 'de afschuwelijke afgodische profanaties' noemt die binnen de muren van de basiliek zijn begaan door de verering van het beeld van de afgod Pachamama. In een nieuw interview op de Amazone Synode met LifeSiteNews heeft aartsbisschop Viganò gezegd: 'De gruwel van afgodische riten is het heiligdom van God binnengedrongen en heeft geleid tot een nieuwe vorm van afvalligheid waarvan de zaden, die al lang actief zijn, groeien met hernieuwde kracht en effectiviteit. ”

                  Hij vervolgt: “Het proces van de interne verandering van het geloof, dat al enkele decennia in de katholieke kerk plaatsvindt, heeft met deze Amazone synode een dramatische versnelling laten zien in de richting van de oprichting van een nieuw credo, samengevat in een nieuw soort aanbidding. In naam van inculturatie besmetten heidense elementen de goddelijke eredienst om deze te transformeren in een afgodische cultus." De geestelijkheid en de leken "kunnen niet onverschillig blijven voor de afgodische daden waarvan we getuige waren", benadrukt de aartsbisschop. "Het is dringend noodzakelijk dat we de betekenis van gebed, herstel en boete, van vasten, van "kleine offers, van de kleine bloemen en vooral van stille en langdurige aanbidding voor het Heilig Sacrament herontdekken. "

                  In dit interview (link) spreekt LifeSiteNews met aartsbisschop Viganò wat deze 'Pachamama-saga' heeft onthuld over de staat van de Kerk en hoe dit het logische gevolg is van andere 'afwijkende' verklaringen afgelegd onder het huidige pontificaat van Paus Franciscus. LifeSiteNews praat ook over het laatste document van de synode, dat hij een "frontale aanval op het goddelijke bouwwerk" van de Kerk noemt, en wat de Amazone Synode onthult over "synodaliteit" en wat de organisatoren ervan hebben bereikt.

                  Volgens aartsbisschop Viganò is het 'Amazone paradigma' gericht op het fundamenteel 'transformeren' van de katholieke kerk, is het in lijn met een 'globalistische' agenda en 'dient het als een catwalk om het overblijfsel van het katholieke bouwwerk over te brengen naar een onduidelijke universele religie. ”
                  'Voor ons katholieken wordt het landschap in de heilige Kerk met de dag donkerder', zegt hij. "Als dit satanische plan succesvol is, zullen katholieken die dit naleven in feite van religie veranderen, en de immense kudde van Onze Heer Jezus Christus zal worden teruggebracht tot een minderheid."

                  "Deze minderheid zal waarschijnlijk veel te lijden hebben ... maar met Hem zullen zij overwinnen," zegt hij, terwijl de aartsbisschop zijn opmerkingen afsluit met de provocerende en profetische woorden van de 14e-eeuwse mysticus en heilige, Brigitta van Zweden die spreekt over een Paus die het celibaat opheft en die door God gestraft zal worden. (Openbaringen, Boek VII, 10)

                  (Vertaling naar het Nederlands uit LifeSiteNews).

                            

                  Mythologique Universel Ou Biographie Mythique Des Dieux Et Personnages Fabuleux De La Grece De Litalie De Legypte De Linde De La Chine Du Japon De La Scandinavie De La Polynesie   

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                  Mythologique Universel Ou Biographie Mythique Des Dieux Et Personnages Fabuleux De La Grece De Litalie De Legypte De Linde De La Chine Du Japon De La Scandinavie De La Polynesie

                            

                  A Milestone Payload for Ariane 5: The JWST is Prepared for Liftoff With Arianespace   

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                  With multiple pre-flight milestones achieved in recent months, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) – which will succeed the Hubble Space Telescope – is on course for its historic launch by Arianespace on an Ariane 5. As the world’s premier space science observatory, the JWST will solve mysteries of the solar system, look for distant worlds, and probe the mysterious structures and origins of the universe. It is an international project led by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space

                            

                  A UFO-themed brothel is now providing remote services for its alien sex robots   

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                  The Alien Cathouse near Las Vegas is the "final frontier of sexual adventure," a popular refuge for anyone seeking a little action in their own Area 51. From their website:

                  On an interstellar mission to bring erotic pleasure to the entire universe, the Cosmic Kittens from the planet Venus 69 set out on a fantastic voyage across deep space — but a freak mishap caused their starship to crash land on planet Earth just outside Nevada’s mysterious Area 51 Air Force facility. Now, stranded on a strange planet populated by so many repressed men and women fraught with a galaxy’s worth of lust, the Cosmic Kittens have vowed to use their extraterrestrial sexual prowess to help horny Earthlings satisfy their insatiable carnal desires.

                  In addition to escorts, fetish services, and plush alien dolls already offered at the Cathouse, they'll soon be offering a cutting-edge teledildonics program. According to the Daily Mail, the Cathouse is investing heavily in KIIROO's remote sex robot technology, so that customers can enjoy their services even in a galaxy far, far away. "Visitors" to the remote alien brothel would need to provide their own Interactive Vibrating Masturbator for Men or OhMiBod toy and presumably a stable wifi connection in order to get the full haptic experience.

                  The Cathouse’s Rod Thompson told Daily Star Online why they have added a robot to their line-up: "For clients that have certain … fetishes that courtesans might not be interested in, the robot could fulfill those."

                  Asked how the Cathouse’s flesh-and-blood denizens felt about working alongside an AI rival, Rod said they were all for it: "The Courtesans are actually excited about the additional revenue stream to Alien Cathouse, and themselves … as well as the additional opportunities that might present themselves for interested parties wanting to party with a real flesh and blood courtesan and with an AI sex robot at the same time."

                  It's only fitting that the most technologically advanced brothel in the country would be sci-fi themed. Read the rest


                            

                  "Bigfoot Watcher Chasing Chemtrails Records a UFO"   

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                  At Mysterious Universe, Paul Seaburn writes:

                  In what can be considered an unusual convergence of conspiracy theories, a man who runs a Bigfoot videos YouTube channel was chasing chemtrails when he claimed to have recorded a UFO chasing them as well. If you’re playing Conspiracy Scrabble, ‘Chemtrail’, ‘Bigfoot’ and ‘UFO’ is a triple-word score.

                  According to his commentary during the video, Marc Abell –the CEO of Colorado Bigfoot, a provider of Bigfoot videos – was recording a plane making a contrail over a snow-covered terrain in Vail, Colorado, and believed the color and shape changes in the contrail were signs that the plane was actually spraying something rather than just trailing the usual water vapor and jet exhaust.

                  That's when Abell spotted the UFO.

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                  La FIDH recrute un-e Chargé-e de reporting, suivi et évaluation du Bureau Afrique à Paris   

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                  Chargé-e de reporting, suivi et évaluation du Bureau Afrique (référence CR-AFRIQUE-11-19)
                  La FIDH (Fédération Internationale pour les Droits humains) est une ONG internationale de défense des droits humains. Depuis 1922, nous sommes engagés dans la défense de tous les droits civils, politiques, économiques, sociaux et culturels tels que définis dans la Déclaration universelle des droits de l'Homme.
                  Nous fédérons 192 associations nationales de défense des droits humains actives dans environ 115 pays. (...)

                  - Recrutement

                            

                  6 ноября 2019   

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                  Absolute Carnage - Weapon Plus #1

                            

                  Réformes des retraites : Stanislas Guerini s'oppose à Jean-Paul Delevoye sur la "clause du grand-père"   

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                  L'INTERVIEW POLITIQUE - Stanislas Guerini était l’invité politique d’Elizabeth Martichoux dans la matinale de LCI ce jeudi 7 novembre 2019. Le Délégué général de La République en marche est notamment revenu sur le refus de Jean-Paul Delevoye de réserver le nouveau régime universel de retraites aux seuls nouveaux entrants sur le marché du travail.

                            

                  New study suggests the universe may actually be a giant loop   

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                  The universe may actually be curved, like a giant inflated balloon, a new study claims. A study published on Monday in the journal Nature Astronomy examines data from the cosmic microwave background (CMB), which is the faint echo of the “Big Bang,” to conclude that the universe is not flat. The findings, however, contradict years...

                            

                  Astronomy (quickstudy: Academic)   

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                  A comprehensive guide to the known universe. Great reference for classes, including earth science and physical science as well as astronomy. Also great for those curious about the solar system and the universe beyond.

                            

                  ซัมซุงเตรียมเพิ่มกำลังการผลิตสมาร์ทโฟนจอพับในปีหน้าเพราะ Galaxy Fold ขายดี   

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                  DJ Koh CEO ฝั่งมือถือของซัมซุงให้สัมภาษณ์กับนักข่าวว่า ทางบริษัทมีแผนเพิ่มกำลังการผลิตสมาร์ทโฟนจอพับได้ในปีหน้าเนื่องจากผู้บริโภคให้การตอบรับที่ดีกับ Galaxy Fold อย่างในไทยขายดีมากจนหมดภายในครึ่งวัน

                  นอกจากนี้ ซัมซุงยังกำหนดวางจำหน่าย Galaxy Fold ที่ประเทศจีนในวันที่ 8 พฤศจิกายน ก่อนคู่แข่งอย่าง Huawei Mate X ที่จะวางจำหน่ายในวันที่ 15 พฤศจิกายนนี้ ส่วนสมาร์ทโฟนจอพับได้รุ่นถัดไป ทางซัมซุงจะประกาศวันเปิดตัวอีกครั้งเมื่อเห็นว่าเหมาะสม

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                  นอกจากนี้ทวิตเตอร์ของ Ice universe ที่มีข่าวหลุดสมาร์ทโฟนได้ค่อนข้างแม่นยำก็มีภาพผ้าใบ Samsung W20 5G สมาร์ทโฟนพับจอจากบนลงล่างปรากฏออกมา GSMArena คาดว่า Samsung W20 5G น่าจะเปิดตัวเร็ว ๆ นี้และอาจวางจำหน่ายทั่วโลกด้วย

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