Monday, June 19, 2017
Saturnia Rising from the Sea - 'Documentary Italy's Mystery Mountains 2014' (Alps, Dolomites, Apennines)
Documentary Italy's Mystery Mountains 2014
Italy's Mystery Mountains explores the fascinating geologic story of Italy, the land known for its fabulous art, fantastic food, opera, the dolce vita, and so much more. What's less known about Italy is the diversity and turbulence of the geology behind all of this abundance: the continuously erupting volcanoes, the violent earthquakes, the clash of mighty tectonic plates, and the rising of the mountains from which Michelangelo sourced his famous marbles.
Italy's Mystery Mountains ties the country's rich artistic culture to its turbulent geologic story, following two international teams of geologists determined to resolve a hotly debated issue: are the Apennines still alive and growing in the north? With the answer to this question the fascinating story of the Italian peninsula will fall into place and geologists may better understand where future earthquakes might strike this highly unstable land.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Socio-Enonomic Tsunami: The chain reaction to Silicon Valley will fan out 100 miles in every direction
Million Dollar Shack: Trapped in Silicon Valley's Housing Bubble
Our family has been priced out! Has the Bay Area gone crazy? Real estate prices have doubled in the last few years, a tent in the backyard can rent for $900/month, foreign investors are driving up prices, evictions and rent hikes are everywhere, people are commuting longer than ever, the middle class is disappearing, empty investment homes are everywhere, and locals are leaving in record numbers. The worst part? Some people are calling it "progress".
Ruthless capitalists in sandals; new social despots, pretending to worship Gaia
The Silicon Valley elite may call themselves "Democrats," and they may even provide for a transgender-friendly workplace and think it's cute to have a copy of the Humanist Manifesto on the table. In reality, they're the enablers of perhaps the most ruthless brand of cut-throat capitalism... maybe ever. When they support constructing small housing units for the poor and lower middle class, all they're doing is investing in a handful of people who will perform the duties of the low-wage servant class. Being a "Silicon Valley Democrat" is like a veterinarian reasssuring an animal before putting it to sleep. The sort've people who suddenly quit the anti-war movement for eight years. Even oppressive colonial powers or robber barons of the past usually didn't actually purge the native population as is happening in Silicon Valley. Also, unlike group-interest takeovers of the past, these people didn't even bring the technology with them! It's more like joining a big raid.... economic jihadists!
Some of the people who left comments on this video were very critical of Ken, the very successful real estate agent, and his openness about the need to get the local population out've the way. I have a begrudging respect for Ken, who was at least honest about his position, as opposed to so many feigning ignorance. Thank you Ken. Ken is a metaphorical "savage," engaging in a type of modern evolutionary struggle. I still disagree that just because someone has one marketable skill set, that it doesn't necessarily or automatically mean that they have a high IQ. I know that, despite fifty years of work by zero-grown activists, the South Bay will morph into a new Los Angeles before our very eyes in the coming years. Real estate developers, working hand-in-glove with a swarm of incoming contractors, are just salivating over the beautiful and tranquil Santa Cruz Mountains; and by hook-or-crook, they're going to get it. They won't even need to import the wood! If you have the necessary funds to invest, starting a lumber company in Silicon Valley would probably be a good idea right now. Then you'll be ready ahead of time to strike when the iron is hot.
I still don't get it. I thought the move in modern technology had been shifting to small and pragmatic? Why do all of these IT corporations need to be in one place anyway? Especially since we can so cheaply, easily, and instantaneously communicate via any corner of the globe at any time. Wouldn't it have made more sense to, for example, simply build or build up perhaps a dozen new American cities all over the country in largely rural areas? These corporations are planning to construct massive mile long domed buildings, to hold upwards of 100,000 workers, to dot the landscape with. Of course, they will place a few modern art masterpieces with some grass and a tree outside... pretending to serve Gaia. Personally, I would rather that we save our collective arrogance for the travel and colonization of space. Perhaps colonize Alpha Centauri, where a domed city might make sense... as opposed to scaring the sacred gift of our earth's landscape with giant hideous buildings (not referring to city skylines which have their own place and scale). The Silicon Valley top brass will bring most of the many highly-paid IT workers to heel soon enough... then perhaps these newly descended workers can tell everyone more about "progress"... or maybe they will just go back home. What about our home?
Friday, May 26, 2017
What Pisses Me Off About The Ariana Grande Terrorist Attack
In 2016, an estimated 360,000 Libyans have crossed into Italy; the vast majority have continued on into northern Europe... and this has not ceased. This is only a part of the subject which had led to several years now of, for example, news report after news report of pregnant women and very young infants being raped by Muslim migrants in Germany.... and a lot of other occurrences and crime statistics which would be difficult for most to believe. There has been very little backlash to this, as one might expect if this had occurred in the United States. This is the condition because certain powerful forces have engineered it to be this way.
Islam is the traditional enemy of our people. This is entirely different than war between nations, a short-term enemy, or soft cultural conflict. When a Moroccan runs up some steps and starts pounding a two-thousand years old nude female Roman statue with a hammer... I believe that it's a culture war... and really, a race war. Our time is up.... they want the world now... and why not? They have a couple of billion people now, and are entirely untroubled by guilt or shame. When thousands of Sub-Saharan Africans are shot and thrown into pits, that's a race war! Black Africans are not, however, the prize. WE.. are the prize! They're coming for us, not anyone else.
Muslims have shown virtually no interest in migrating into Latin America or the Far East; only marginally so in Sub-Saharan Africa and India... mostly due to close proximity. They want Europe, the United States, Canada, and Australia. There's much more to the means and methods of this planned takeover; but I think they're simply coming out... they want the world! The current demographics of the United States produces a few tough guys, but in reality the Muslims are tougher... in the mind. The success of Islam is all the vicarious satisfaction that they require. Many of their leaders in Europe speak very openly about taking over in numbers as well as culturally.
|A Sub-Saharan migrant is led off for execution in Libya 2012|
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Candoni Wines Harvest
The Candoni De Zan family is from the province of Udine in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, or as I like to say the Tri-Veneto region including the Veneto. The Candoni headquarters in America is located in Atlanta.
Candoni De Zan Wines
Candoni De Zan Family (YouTube)
Candoni De Zan history in wine making
Candoni Wines Harvest 2013
Candoni De Zan Family
Candoni Wines with Caterina Candoni and Women in Business Radio Michele Price
Candoni De Zan Family
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
'Cosmic Speck: See Earth Through Saturn's Rings in Amazing Cassini Photo'
Sarah Lewin - space.com - April 21, 2017
The Cassini spacecraft spotted Earth as a bright speck (and the moon as a smaller speck) between Saturn's broad rings as the craft prepares for its final dive into the ringed planet's atmosphere.
Cassini was 870 million miles (1.4 billion kilometers) from Earth the night of April 12-13 when it snapped this photo, which shows Earth — and the even tinier moon, a faint dot to its left — framed between the icy rings of Saturn. At the time the photo was taken, the southern Atlantic Ocean was facing the spacecraft's lens, NASA officials said in a statement.
|Saturn moon Enceladus|
The Cassini-Huygens Mission has been a joint program between NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), and the Italian Space Agency (ASI) since 1997. Much of the craft was designed and developed by the ASI and other corporations in our Cisalpine ancestral homeland. As fascinating as Titan and other Saturn moons have proved to be, the possibility of life on the moon Enceladus has stolen the show since last year.
|This is a real photograph, not a drawing or computer generated image..|
NASA twitter 4-26-17:
To go where no spacecraft has gone before…tomorrow, @CassiniSaturn makes its 1st dive between Saturn and its rings: http://go.nasa.gov/2p2oAnC
'The Cassini spacecraft’s dive in between Saturn’s rings, explained'
The spacecraft begins its “grand finale” before crashing into the gas giant later this year
Brian Resnick - vox.com - April 26, 2017
The Cassini spacecraft is going where no ship has gone before: On Wednesday, it begins a series of dives into the space between Saturn and its magnificent rings. The maneuver — a series of 22 orbits that will bring Cassini increasingly closer to Saturn’s surface before crashing into it — is called the spacecraft’s “grand finale.” And to mark this final journey, Cassini is being honored with a Google Doodle.
Over its last 13 years in orbit, Cassini has had an amazing run studying Saturn and its moons. Here’s what the spacecraft has taught us so far — and why its final mission may be its most spectacular yet.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Monday, April 17, 2017
Jesus Of Nazareth (Full Movie) 1977
This was a big deal back in 1977... a time when there were five stations on the dial. It tied together the U.S., UK, and Italy in particular... something not likely to happen again given the massive planned changes in society. I was very young, but I remember everyone in the neighborhood seemed to have it on. As twilight and dimly lit windows arrived, that perfect moment in time, there was a certain unity and warmth to it.
When the first episode was broadcast in the United States, it was a major success. The New York Times reported it "swamped all competing programs on Sunday night", with overnight Nielsen ratings of 46% of the total audience in New York and 53% in Los Angeles. The miniseries as a whole received a Nielsen rating of 30.8 points, with each point representing approximately 712,000 television-owning homes, and an audience share of 50% nationwide, on both nights. The company calculated that Jesus attracted about 90 million viewers.
Jesus of Nazareth turned into a massive commercial success and one of the most widely marketed and best-known productions about Christ's life.
NBC rebroadcast the series in 1981 and four more times through 1990.
The mini-series is broadcast every Easter and Christmas in many countries...
Jesus of Nazareth (miniseries)
Jesus of Nazareth (Italian: Gesù di Nazareth) is a 1977 British-Italian television miniseries directed by Franco Zeffirelli and co-written by Zeffirelli, Anthony Burgess, and Suso Cecchi d'Amico which dramatises the birth, life, ministry, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. It stars Robert Powell as Jesus. The miniseries features an all-star cast of famous American and European actors, including seven Academy Award winners: Anne Bancroft, Ernest Borgnine, Laurence Olivier, Christopher Plummer (subsequent winner), Anthony Quinn, Rod Steiger, and Peter Ustinov.
Extra-biblical traditions were used in the writing of the screenplay and some characters (such as Zerah) and situations were invented for the film for brevity or dramatic purposes. Notably, Jesus of Nazareth depicts Judas Iscariot as a well-intentioned man initially, but later as a dupe of Zerah who betrays Jesus largely as a result of Zerah's false platitudes and pretexts. However, in accordance with the Gospels, the film depicts Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea as sympathetic members of the Sanhedrin. Many of the miracles of Jesus, such as the changing of water into wine at the wedding at Cana, the transfiguration, and the calming of the storm are not depicted, although Jesus healing the blind man and the crippled woman on Sabbath, the feeding of the multitude, and the raising of Lazarus from the dead are presented here.
Jesus of Nazareth premiered on the Italian channel Rai 1 on 27 March 1977 and was first aired in the United Kingdom on the ITV Network on 3 April 1977. It is generally well-praised, but was not received without controversy.