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The Nuclear Threat

14 Jan

“Steven Spielberg’s new film The Post, starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, opens today. While it is entertaining, it is hardly the full story of Daniel Ellsberg and the publication of the Pentagon Papers.

Ellsberg sought to make public those documents in 1971 to help bring about an end to the Vietnam war. But they were not the only files he had carried out of the Rand Corporation that he hoped to release later. Certain other papers he had taken could possibly have ended the Cold War, reduced the global threat of nuclear annihilation and stopped the development of what he saw as “The Doomsday Machine.”

For more on that, below is WhoWhatWhy’s podcast with Ellsberg, conducted just a few weeks ago.”

And here is another link to an article that makes me think we do indeed have resons to be somewhat concerned:



10 Jan

I love to read books by Australian Author Liane Moriarty.

“Liane Moriarty is the author of seven international best-selling novels, Three Wishes, The Last Anniversary, What Alice Forgot, The Hypnotist’s Love Story and the number one bestsellers, The Husband’s Secret, Big Little Lies and Truly Madly Guilty”



Blind Photographer

6 Jan

CDC Officially Planning For Nuclear Attack

6 Jan

We can only pray that a nuclear attack can be prevented!

The Most Revolutionary Act

Welcome to 2018. It’s been an apocalyptic start to the new year. And according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the worst could be yet to come. The agency wants the American public to get ready for the possibility of a nuclear strike, reports Politico, and it has posted a notice for a Jan. 16 briefing titled “Public Health Response to a Nuclear Detonation.” The session in Atlanta, Georgia will include experts on radiation and disaster preparedness and discuss what federal, state and local governments are doing to prepare. . .

via The CDC is now officially planning for a nuclear attack — Quartz

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William Shakespeare

1 Jan

“Come gentlemen, I hope we shall drink down all unkindness.“ –William Shakespeare

2017 – It Was A Year

1 Jan

This blog by Lew Bornmann is an excellent summary about very interesting events in 2017. I very much like to reblog it!

Lew Bornmann's Blog

It seems to me….

And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke[1].

Another year – 2017 – has now passed. When young, New Year’s was an excuse to party but with the passing of many years, it is met more with regret as the accelerating passage of time and fleeting years only serve as a reminder of how quickly the sands of time are passing through that hourglass. This observation is not met with melancholy but with a degree of fatalism and increasing awareness of what lies ahead.

Most years are characterized by very mixed sentiments but following eight years of political light, optimism, and hope; inauguration of a new U.S. president apparently determined to lead us down an erroneous path casts a deep shadow of despondency concerning our nation’s future.

There isn’t any one year…

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Our last Day in 2017

31 Dec

Today we had lunch in the GOSSIP LOUNGE, namely pots of tea and Hamburgers. My Hamburger was vegetarian. The filling was spinach and Ricotta Cheese! Very tasty. And I had some yummy salad with it. We also bought some great products at the fruit shop in the Figtree Shopping Centre. And last but not least we were able to buy Berliners in that shopping centre.
Soon we were ready to drive to Nan Tien Temple. The place was packed full and we had to park outside a bit further away from the Entrance Gates. The rain had stopped. So we experienced another beautiful walk to this magnificent building. Peter took some photos as we walked towards the building. The open inside area at the upper level was decorated in celebratory fashion for the year’s end. We listened to some music and watched some of the dance performances. At one of the stands with a lot of things for sale I bought a colourful windmill.

Our New Year’s Eve is going to start with “Dinner for One”:

Here now are Peter’s pictures that he took today: