INTERESTING: How did they tell time?

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

How Did Native Americans Keep Time Without A Watch (Or Calendar)?
Written by: Tammy Robinso

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In today’s modern world, it is easy to tell time. There are clocks on buildings, billboards, cell phones and microwave ovens. Then there’s the old-fashioned grandfather clock in the hallway.

But what if you didn’t have a watch? What would you do then?

And if you didn’t have a calendar, would you know when winter was coming? When it was the appropriate “time” to plant? To harvest? How old you are? How long would it take for you to “forget” to mark down a day or several days, or several weeks, thus obscuring even your age?

Native people had certain signs that they relied on and they actually had a very good sense of “time” — even though it differs from what we would consider time today.

White Man’s Time Clock

For many tribes, the clock – the one the Europeans used and brought to America — was a strange thing that was not easily understood. Some tribes thought that since the clock moved on its own and that it sometimes made sounds, it was a living thing.

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It really is an insightful question. People work themselves to death by the clock.

Perhaps it’s better to ignore “time” and focus on “life”?

I often rant about Time Zones and Daylight Savings Time. Is this the meme that illustrates how crazy our species is?

Do we needlessly complicate “life” by our paradigms and memes on “time”?

Imagine the simplicity of a “universal time zone” like GMT. It just means that a nine to five job in New York would be a “Two to 10”. Each of the current time zones would just adjust their labels. And no more confusion as to what time is the there!


And DST is just stupid and kills people.

Not likely to change but it does give us an interesting insight.

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INTERESTING: ‘a bit like negotiating one’s way up a badger’s a***’

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Would you want a pilot to tell you if the plane was about to crash? Aviation experts reveal why passengers are NOT always informed 

  • Pilots and aviation safety experts discussed the topic on an online forum
  • Sometimes there isn’t time for crew to disclose an impending disaster 
  • Passengers also came forward with their own stories of near-crashes 

PUBLISHED: 10:48 EDT, 3 November 2016 | UPDATED: 12:26 EDT, 3 November 2016

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After flying through a plume of volcanic ash dispersed from a recent eruption, Captain Eric Moody said: ‘Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. ‘We have a small problem. All four engines have stopped. We are doing our damnedest to get them going again. I trust you are not in too much distress.’

Fortunately, this story had a happy ending and everyone survived, though Captain Moody later described the experience as being ‘a bit like negotiating one’s way up a badger’s a***’. 

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Interesting question?

I think I’d like to know.

Say a prayer and watch my life flash!

Otherwise, I might waste those last minutes worrying about the future.

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INTERESTING: A prodigy or just a capability that every child has?

Friday, October 21, 2016

She’s not lost for words! Girl, 4, speaks SEVEN languages including Chinese and Arabic in front of stunned judges on reality TV show

  • Bella Devyatkina, 4, from Russia, spoke seven languages to TV audience
  • She’s wowing the world in adorable video of her speaking and singing 
  • The talented youngster started learning different languages at the age of 2 
  • But like many little girls she dreams of growing into a beautiful mermaid

PUBLISHED: 03:46 EST, 20 October 2016 | UPDATED: 04:07 EST, 20 October 2016    

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I’ve often thought, believed without any real knowledge, that children are “earning machines”.

It’s got to be a survival mechanism. Like how they develop to look like their dad. They quickly learn to walk, talk, and do all sorts of things. So why can’t they all learn multiple languages. 

For me, it ties to how well homeschoolers do in the various national “bees” — spelling, geography, and there must be others!

Wish I could “prove” it because they for once and for all we could seek alternatives to the Gooferment Skrules!

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INTERESTING: What’s up with the NYC Saint Pat’s parade?

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Concerned Members of the Affiliated Organizations of the NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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We, the Affiliated Organizations of the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade and the Irish American community, demand that Quinnipiac University, Dr. John Lahey, NBC and Frank Comerford cease and desist from their: 1) hostile takeover of the NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade Corporation; 2) ongoing violations of the Parade Corporation’s bylaws; 3) attempts to brand and turn it into a commodity; and (4) to return the Parade back to the Irish-American community. 

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First time I’ve heard of other than “gay” trouble for the parade.

Anyone aware what’s going on?

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INTERESTING: Tiny Homes — an idea who’s time has come

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

10 Tiny Homes With Icredibly Inspiring Design Concepts
By Alexa Erickson Collective Evolution
September 26, 2016

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I have an obsession with tiny homes. Despite not living in one myself, I feel overjoyed that there is a movement that celebrates simplicity, and goes against the grain of everything modern day culture pushes for. Rather than bigger being better, tiny homes exemplify the idea that less is more.

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I’m not obsessed, but, in my next life, I’d love to try it.

I like #3. Rustic Backyard Micro House (154 square feet!)

Rustic Backyard Micro House

I can imagine myself in my old age living comfortable here. (Where do I put the home health aide?)

I can forsee that youngsters will chose this over a giant mortgage and giant student debts.

I can see how developers would build the World War II tract home type subdivisions with huge numbers of these “lots”.

IMHO definitely an idea who’s time has come.

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INTERESTING: “Everything” or nothing that you “know for sure”?

Tuesday, September 13, 2016


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INTERESTING: Do planning boards keep up with technology?

Friday, August 26, 2016

Mathmetician solves puzzle of parking lots
The Sun
Published August 25, 2016

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All planners need to do is place the bays at a 45 degree angle, which cuts down the turning circle required and therefore needs a smaller access lane, freeing up more space for parking.

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I find this fascinating.


Peplos Republic of Nu Jerzee has some HUGE ones.

I’d imagine that this would be an easy update.

Wanna bet that it’s not permitted by zoning codes!!!


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