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A for Afghanistan and B for Biden

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There are many comments from many critics of current USA President Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw the US Army from Afghanistan. Obviously, Afghanistan was a lucrative business opportunity for many in the upper and lower echelons of the establishment. Tax-free, duty-free profits in the range of two thousand percent at least, and beyond comprehension amount of sales contracts for the military-industrial complex.
Many specialists with service in Afghanistan showed their faces in public for the first time, severely criticizing the logical decision for withdrawal.
America needs to reform itself from within! To achieve that reform and save the country, all the places where the state money was flowing without any serious audit for the profit of individuals need to be cut loose!
Here you will find parts of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s 1961 speech to refresh the memory of those who forgot and increase awareness for those who did not know about it.
“Crises there will continue to be. In meeting them, whether foreign or domestic, great or small, there is a recurring temptation to feel that some spectacular and costly action could become the miraculous solution to all current difficulties. A huge increase in newer elements of our defense; development of unrealistic programs to cure every ill in agriculture; a dramatic expansion in basic and applied research — these and many other possibilities, each possibly promising in itself, may be suggested as the only way to the road we wish to travel.
But each proposal must be weighed in the light of a broader consideration: the need to maintain balance in and among national programs — balance between the private and the public economy, balance between cost and hoped for advantage — balance between the clearly necessary and the comfortably desirable; balance between our essential requirements as a nation and the duties imposed by the nation upon the individual; balance between actions of the moment and the national welfare of the future. Good judgment seeks balance and progress; lack of it eventually finds imbalance and frustration.
The record of many decades stands as proof that our people and their government have, in the main, understood these truths and have responded to them well, in the face of stress and threat. But threats, new in kind or degree, constantly arise. I mention two only.”

As a wise man with tremendous knowledge and intuition as well as a patriot and genuine American, then-President Eisenhower left with us an account which is humbly but firmly suggested to all to read before exercising criticism for long term decisions which are cutting unimaginable costs and stop some of the bleedings of the state!
And it is suggested for reading to those that are genuine in their intentions and are not bought by any interests!
To continue.
” A vital element in keeping the peace is our military establishment. Our arms must be mighty, ready for instant action, so that no potential aggressor may be tempted to risk his own destruction.
Our military organization today bears little relation to that known by any of my predecessors in peacetime, or indeed by the fighting men of World War II or Korea.
Until the latest of our world conflicts, the United States had no armaments industry. American makers of plowshares could, with time and as required, make swords as well. But now we can no longer risk emergency improvisation of national defense; we have been compelled to create a permanent armaments industry of vast proportions. Added to this, three and a half million men and women are directly engaged in the defense establishment. We annually spend on military security more than the net income of all United States corporations.
This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence — economic, political, even spiritual — is felt in every city, every State house, every office of the Federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society.
In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the militaryindustrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.
We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.
Akin to, and largely responsible for the sweeping changes in our industrial-military posture, has been the technological revolution during recent decades.
In this revolution, research has become central; it also becomes more formalized, complex, and costly. A steadily increasing share is conducted for, by, or at the direction of, the Federal government.
Today, the solitary inventor, tinkering in his shop, has been overshadowed by task forces of scientists in laboratories and testing fields. In the same fashion, the free university, historically the fountainhead of free ideas and scientific discovery, has experienced a revolution in the conduct of research. Partly because of the huge costs involved, a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity. For every old blackboard there are now hundreds of new electronic computers.
The prospect of domination of the nation’s scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present
and is gravely to be regarded. Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.
It is the task of statesmanship to mold, to balance, and to integrate these and other forces, new and old, within the principles of our democratic system — ever aiming toward the supreme goals of our free society.”

Just not to think that this is an American phenomenon, let me bring to your attention the story they say occurred in the Soviet Union after Stalin’s death.
Namely, Lavrentiy Beria, who was in charge of the Internal Affairs Ministry, prepared the document together with Stalin about sustainability- yes, sustainability of the Soviet Union economy, having in mind all these new states in Eastern Europe that fell under the Soviet influence! They say that the recommendation was to cut loose those newly acquired countries as the Soviet Union could not manage to finance and develop them in the long run.
Noone of the members of then politburo was an angel, and all had the blood of their citizens on their hands! However, as Beria would apply the suggestions from that paper, thus striking a blow to the Soviet military-industrial complex Marchal Zhukov and Nikita Khrushchev went into Beria’s office with pistols and forced him to resign and brought him to trial, executed him, thus covering their own crimes. “Dead mouth does not talk.” It was 1953! A good example for business partners from America!
Perestroika was born by Stalin and Beria, brought to the light of the day by Yuri Andropov, and executed with the mess by Gorbachev and Yeltsin.
There is another piece of information which time now shows that was true and right!
Yuri Andropov as ex KGB chairman, when becoming General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, asked all KGB offices in the world to answer one crucial question – “What will happen if the Soviet Union and Warshaw pact ceased to exist?”
Surprisingly, he got the reply from the vast majority of the KGB intelligence stations that the long-term strategic strength of Russia would only increase!
It was greatly masked with poverty shown on the surface and professionally executed by brilliant minds!
Russia was reformed, and that reform continues till this day! New faces, patriots, and dedicated personalities are preparing Russia to enter the new stage of human history.
Just to mention that Nikita Khrushchov, in 1954, transferred Crimean Oblast to Ukraina! It was the present of the Soviet military-industrial complex to Kruschov’s role in ousting Beria!
Wake up, people!

Donald J. Trump said in his public duels with Joe Biden in the very human and profoundly informed manner that Joe, you will not be able to do what you want with those around you, to get a reply that it will be my government. I, Joe Biden, will be making decisions!

That is what is happening now!

Nothing is easy, especially when you have vast interests against you! But!
Every person wants something to stay behind him! Something to be remembered for, from generations to come!
All those who still did not sell their soul to the devil have only hope that this is behind the decision to withdraw the US Army from Afghanistan!
The decision to reform from within!
Maybe it is too late, but it is sure that all normal human beings from whatever place of the world they come, want the reformed USA! Even Russia and China! Have that in mind!

Do not allow to be manipulated! Investigate and inform your self always having doubt as guidance! Balanced doubt!

And “stay observant!”

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Magic of living

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Waking up in the magic place, something nearest to my idea of paradise, with thoughts about what represents friendship and what happiness inspires me to enjoy life. It immediately reminded me of Pythagoras and what he said, that “the art of living is to live in the present,” whatever that present might be. When you set your mind free, inspired by the whole magnetic atmosphere, your brain starts singing, and words start flowing. This is precisely what is happening with me now, and these verses are born-
Magic place, waves sound
with the tickling breeze blowing around
some donkey curiously passing by
while I look at the sea and cloudy sky

That is me living the present with a completely clean and clear mind.
If someone would want to define the state I live in at this moment, the moment of the present, the definition would be – incorrigible romantic!
Being romantic is to see the world with beautiful color glasses and to love all human beings! Whoever they are and where ever they come from, as long as they are human. And Romantic! Hahahaha. Not necessarily, but I would be inclined to wish for that!
I can not fill my eyes with enough of the landscape in front of me! It is, and it will never be enough!
Oh, life! Oh, God! Oh, human beings and my dearest friends! I would like for the present to be always like this present!
After three years, I came here again, and I did not expect to be reborn again, like the first time.
Then it happened instantly. Now, after three years, it occurs at the end!
The tears I shed three years ago when walking towards this part of the sea for the first time, I freed now, again this morning, my third day here.
The third morning I got the feeling that I am living the present miracle called simply LIFE!


We, the people, live our lives often bored and with constant fear. The fear grows exponentially with the unknown, or just imagined!
What we can not see and feel induces fear in all our being, making it impossible to feel and live the present!
Then we have a technology and even higher technology made to make our life, suppose easier, but in reality complicates it with all the bad news and even the shallow, plastic, good news. All serve the concept of making us stupid, zombies, half robots, morons, idiots, and who knows what else. The point is to forget that we are human and that we ARE ROMANTIC!
And then you come to this place again.
You meet people with different backgrounds and habits. New and old habits included.
Like two Italian couples who were trained to wear the face mask in the open and while walking. They spent their valuable present time discussing PCR test requirements instead of enjoying and living the magic this place offers! They are beautiful, good, genuine people who were hit by the hammer of propaganda and fear and deprived of feeling the present moments! They said, trying to confirm their affiliation to the system, “we also have a “Green Pass.” Green Pass is in Italy what is “Safe Pass” in Cyprus or some other pass in other countries! All are PASS! Do you remember “AUSWEIS?” If not, go immediately to the new technology called GOOGLE and find out who, when, and why asked for that document. Immediately! Then WAKE UP and become ROMANTIC!

Maybe those inventors of “Pass” , and other unfortunate conformist will forbid us again from going to the sea and enjoying the scenery listening to the waves, and inhaling iodine!

But until then, I will, and you should fill the eyes, ears, and lungs with all the magic and pureness of this world living this present moment. With Donkey company also! They are veryyyyy cute!

Live the present, make the MAGIC! You ARE THE MAGIC!

18/8/2021

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Snails and United Cyprus

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Meet the edible snail of Karpaz and whole Cyprus

While recently hiking in the Karpaz peninsula on the beautiful island of Cyprus, while on the road towards three churches built near the ancient and important city of Urania and recently restored by EU, UNDP, and both Cypriot communities, I found this fantastic snail shell. I immediately presented it with pride to the young Spanish couple I met in the nearby restaurant. They thought that the cover is painted! It is original, and following you have a short history,
They are well known here as “Karaoli,” or “Garavolli,” and the most delicious of them, like the shell’s tenant at the photo, has the size of 4-5 cm across. They feed on flowers growing on some of the beaches here, and their life span is up to, believe it or not, 35 years. Can you imagine if the snails were sold by age, like wine?!
They avoid dry weather and are resting under the vegetation, also protecting themselves from predators. They are popularly cooked and seasoned with garlic, olive oil, and lemon. Cypriots are so passionate that they ask for them even in the UK, where many Greek and Turkish Cypriots found refuge after 1974.
There is a story conveyed to me by the now-deceased Greek Cypriot men, a refuge from the village of “Gaidouras” or ” Nea Sparti,” who had a small but very popular traditional Cypriot restaurant in London.
During the memorable night we spent in his restaurant, he told us the story of how he transported those edible, original Cypriot snails to London, using the plane, of course.
He filed the shoeboxes with flour and positioned as many snails as possible to clean themselves and be ready for cooking when they arrive in London. Many times all the procedures went great and without any issues with UK customs. But one time, when he picked up the boxes at the airport, he noticed that they were lighter than before. When he came to the restaurant and opened the boxes, he saw that nearly all the snails disappeared! He was so concerned that he thought about what would happen if snails did damage to the airplane. However, as no news are good news, no one reported anything, so this adventure passed unnoticed!
It could be that delicious, edible, unique Cypriot snails found their way to the UK fields and mixed with the English variety of snails. No one in England could use it as a marketing point, as our hero kept it as his best-kept secret. It seems that it still is!
There is no other way for genuine snail lovers to feel the taste, except to visit Cyprus or some original Cypriot restaurants in their cities abroad and try these absolutely unique snails! And this only if the owners are trained to properly transport snails and not lose them in the process!

If nothing can still unite Cyprus, maybe the snails and their marketing would be an excellent reason to find a modus vivendi for it!

And about the three churches and ancient town of Urania you will learn next time! Just as a sweetener you can see some pictures

17/8/2021
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Book on the beach

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Going to the beach is a ritual to many.

Preparing towel, sunscreen cream, maybe a sandwich or two, mask, changing dress and anything else your mind says, is definitely a ritual. For many is rush but, I want to believe, to as many is a ritual. That is called “old school,”where all that is worthy takes time.

And not to forget a special companion even if you have a company. The book!

That happens to me and all arround me when going to the beach.

Lately I discovered that there should be parts of the beaches where WiFi does not work! WiFi can distruct that special, unique feeling, to live what you read. Writers usualy write about themselves, covering it using different techniques, but if your mind is free for a couple of minutes, you start living the story you read. We all start feeling the words we read and make them to become our own experiences.

Before sharing my read for today’s beach session let me share a short event meaning so much, and inspiring me to feel deeper what I read and becoming fired up with the idea that humanity will prevail! As always!

Namely, I heard when on the beach, two ladies talking: “ Susanne, you will not believe what I forgot to bring with me!? A book! My God, I must forgot it on the kitchen table while rushing to come to your car.” Susanne gently smiled and replied with such an easiness : “ Here is my car key. Go and take it. You will be back in twenty minutes. “

That was it. Lady friend of Susanne took the car key and went to take the book she forgot on the kitchen table. It was 11.20, before noon.

I continued reading my book with greater zeal and deeper curious emotions.

My companion book name was “Fourteen to Fourty-Eight, A Diary in Verse” written by Margery Lawrence in 1949 and dedicated to her husband Arthur who died in 1948.

From her note: “… I tend to write not so much of these events themselves as if their effect on my personal life and the lives of the people I love. But I fancy a tendency of most women( certainly of emotional and highly-strung women) to put people before events, to be subjective rather than objective. And deeply moved as one may be by a world-tragedy such as(for instance) Hiroshima or the horrors of Belsen, these still do not hurt most of us as sharply ad agonizingly as the sight of the desparate pain of one beloved person who belongs to us… “

She wrote it then but it can be applied forever and ever. Goes without saying that forever and ever is today also!

It could be that statistic was invented just because of that!

Margery “Diary in Verse, “ is a book of person who loved much and beloved of many!

I enjoyed growing with her, again.

Even that 1912 the year of her first poem from the part of “Childhood, “ is some nearly six decades before I was born, her rimes reflect not only mine but many generations childhood. The childhood that was overwhelmed with curiosity and search for mostly spiritual, ultimate love and happiness.

The Song of Peters Mother written after she saw first time Peter Pan says

“ There lies a little shadow on the wall,

A little sound of wailing on the air,

There came a little figure in the night

And passed again-but left its shadow there.”

Then songs of the youth written from 1914-1918 during the duration of the WWI, where… “My soldier lies sleeping… “

Where “darkness and silence and night is the end of their story-All we need to know. “

And expressing rage of wounded

“We who lie away

God! Hear ourccry

Upon Their hands our blood

Is yet undry

Those who sat safe at Home

And let us die! “

It was 1917, but every turbulent year in any nations history can be described like that.

Margery concludes, as we all should!

“God of my sailor, make me strong

To live as bravely as he died! “

If we as human beings start living as bravely as those who sacrifice their lives for us our world will be a paradise!

Out of all these experiences and pain, and then when you do not expect or planned for it love comes and starts making you dizzy and blind with flying mind!

“I can not work.

Between my desk and me

Your face slips, smiling…

I can not sleep.

You come between my eyes….

Oh, I feel yourclios

That burn and ache on mine…

I can not sleep…”

That was her Arthur!

They experienced pure, genuine adoration and uncountable devotion, called simply love.

Not sex but pure love which results in beautiful overwhelming and passionate sexual relationship.

When Arthur passed away she wrote “Gentleman-In White” and following

L’ENVOI

“While there’s a wave to lift a keel

And wind to fill a sail

While sun and moon and stars can tell

Their never-changing tale

While Earth and all her gods can bless

And courage can prevail-

O bruised heart, buckle on your pride

And thank the Lord the world is wide”

Short book, meant for the beach.

Sea salt water is near to clean all the tears and remind you that tomorrow is another day.

Be ready for love and compassion!

Do not ask for it! It will come at the time you do other things. But be prepared when it comes to reckognise it and do not let it go!

Instead live experiences and “buckle on your pride! “

For the end I left one piece of information.

The book which is now in my possession was a present to some Lindsay Irene with love from her grandmother in 1957!

Instead of something else, go back to “old school” and start giving presents in the form of books‼! Again!

Will save your soul and you from all this pot we are swiming in!

And for any god you believe in sake-LOVE!

LOVE PURE!

12/8/2021

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TRAIN THE BRAIN You are invited to participate in the game! In shameless society, where integrity is reduced, culture of lie starts to govern. To confront it let’s go back to old school. To the school that teach to learn how to learn and does not brain wash with “label driven” dry to comply education. The school that makes you aware and awake and helps you choose your own method to advance! Where you want to! At any age and zero impositions! Free and fearless. The Game has symbolic contribution and symbolic prize. To join, send 1$, and kindly, give your thought of “HOW DO YOU SEE THE WORLD WE LIVE IN?” Leave your reply at the comment section or send it to below email. PLEASE USE MAXIMUM 11 WORDS. THE GAME WILL LAST TILL THE END OF AUGUST WHEN WE WILL VOTE FOR THE FIRST 3 WINNERS. 1ST PRIZE 500 USD 2ND PRIZE 300 USD 3RD PRIZE 200 USD All participants will have their quotes published in a separate booklet( if there will be enough quotes) to be send to each of you in pdf format. Memory to stay for future generations. Your kids, your kids kids and beyond, never, for real NEVER, to be forgotten! Wishing you a happy and awake game! Let the thoughts flow freely and fearlessly!

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How to take over the world

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Following video of the “Early Warning Cartoon” made in 1930s which I just found courtesy of one of the commentators in social media outlets, is of real interest. It could be the inspiring tool for many awaiting the right technology to do it!

Could it be that it is happening now?

You conclude.

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