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chinese language

Howdy gang, me again, I hope everyone is feeling good today, not sick or tired or feeling depressed.  today I am writting to you about learning a new language.

I have been meandering and playing around with learning chinese.  I have several apps on my android and a few books helping to do this. what is interesting about this language is how the word structures are just so different.

example, You and I would say, I went to the library yesterday at something o clock, they say it I, yesterday, to the library, at o clock went,  something like this, or it is I yesterday, at o clock to the library went, not sure,  I am finding it hard to learn. it is a slow process for me. after a year and a half trying to learn it I still cant speak hardly any of it.

I am curious have any of you tried to learn chinese, or  korean or some language that is quite different from english or your native language? What helped you to learn it andwhat problems have you had?  what is really neat is if you google translate english into chinese it comes up and all you have to do is type your sentence into the box andit translates it into tradition or simplifed characters and I  use my pleco camara to translate to pinyin. really cool.

today it is so cold out and light dusting of snow I am like stuck in the house, not feeling well either, kind of feel like I am getting a sinus infection, hopfully just my normal allergies bothering me.  So I am looking at my grammar and reading and writting chinese text books I just got a couple of days ago.

anyway here aer some more pictures for you to enjoy.

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outer banks again for 2016

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ocracoke, look at all those birds around that ship, I used a 600 mm sigma long lens for these shots of ships

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great shots you can even see the crew, while I was watching these guys a dolphin went buy close to shore

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here is some more,

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cormorant back of fatty resturant in buxton, at a salt water marsh that leads to the sound,

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this guy I got alot of shots of, behind fattys resturant again, (if you want real honest to goodness ice cream their herseys ice cream is the bomb.)

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ah what is over there, hark, it is my imagination running wild again invisioning me living by this lighthouse where I plant a giant red wood 100 feet from it and watch it grow to full maturity and die in God’s new world where death and sin and wickedness and property taxes and man made oppression will be gone. actually your laughing at me arnt you?

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sunrise over the atlantic ocean, very pretty,

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sunrise behind the lighthouse view motel, really nice motel you get a nice clean room at a reasonable price off season.

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remember this plant from past posts? this was behind the falcon motel which is now in disrepair and being sold (the fence is damage by thepool and the pool was full of debris and stuff) now look at it after hurricane matthew

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poor plant was so pretty now it is destroyed from the salt water flooding.

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we fished on this soundside peir we were actually on our way to the aquarium when we came across this (and we also came across the visitor center for alligator river refuge and pea island refuge and allthe cool stuff they had inthere plus a gift shop which I naturally bought some pretty things there ) I did not catch anything but it allowed my husband to show me how to cast and now when something has the bait stuff like that.

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bodie lighthouse,

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my hubby fishing ocracoke island.  this is all for now.

 

spring 2015 outer banks 2

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mocking birds

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pretty yellow flowers, dont know what they are.

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another plant,

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lets hit the trail, buxton woods by the lighthouse.

did I mention the wind whipping off the ocean was as cold as ice,literally. lol

 

iron mountain code break,

this post is about iron mountain, based on the film but also the book which I read, it is a short book by the way, these people are out of their gourd, literally.kind of a review/commentary.

it says in part “medical advances are viewed more as problems then as prgress,” really? poverty is necessary  (and you thought the war on poverty was about eradicating poverty silly you)and desirable (to whom? the starving people?)”standing armies are social welfare institutions exactly the same sense as are old people’s homes and mental hospitals.” really? “Antimissle missiles and fallout shelters programs are understood to have the spending of vast sums of money not the advancement of science or national defense as their principle goals and military draft policies are only remotely concerned with defense.”

“he is not likely to take kindly to the notion of the deliberate intensification of air and water pollution (as part of a program leading to peace).  the long range planning and budgeting of the optimum number of lives to be destroyed annually in overt warfare is high on the groups list of priotirites for gov action, (see what I mean out of their gourd) dont worry it gets even better. they are advocating murder.

“in the case of military “waste” there is indeed a larger social utility. it derives from teh fact that the wastefulness of war production is exercised entirely outside the framework of the economy of supply and demand.” “War and only war solves the problem of inventory.” war expenditure, “has provdied addtional protection against depressions”  “war production is progressive because it is production that would not otherwise have taken place.” How is not making tanks, missles and bombs and destructive microbes a bad thing?

“the poltical funcitons of war have been up to now even more critical to social stability.” (really?) so what they are saying without war we would all just go stagnant and not progress socially, spritiually, economicially and technologically and we would all become a bunch of lawbreaking maniacs?

“without it (war or threat of it) no government has ever been able to obtain acquiescence (obedience) in it’s “legitimacy” or right to rule it’s society.the possibility of war provides the sense of extenral necessity without which no government can long remain in power.” now we get at the real reason for war until a substitute can be found, power, not prosperity for the people, not humanitarian purposes not enviromental issues, but perpetuation of their power without the destruction that war brings. a substitute that would allow government to keep a full grip on power of everyone and everything for thier own benefit.

“until it is developed (the substitution to war) the continuance of the war system must be assured if for no other reason among others than to preserve whatever quality and degree of poverty  a society requires as an incentive as well as to maintain the stablity of its internal organization power.” poverty as a incentive? does anyone understand this part?

get this, “war as a general social release.” release of what? frustrations of the oppression they are under due to governmental abuses? keep them busy so they have no time or energy to stand up to evil? “war as a generational stabilizer.” controlled population via murder.

“war as a ideological clarifier.” this one I am not sure of. “war as the basis for international understanding.” this one I do get, if you dont comply with  me I will blow your head off. do you notice how they use words to sugar coat very bad and evil ideas?

this one will make you cringe, “An economy as advanced and complex as our own requires the planned average annual destruction of not less than 10 percent of gross national product, if it is effectivly to fulfill it’s stablizing function.” really? stabilizing society by destroying wealth? are they kidding me, aer they saying in code that they must destroy a certain amount of wealth to prevent paying off of debts and loss of power to impose thier will on the population?

so in a nutshell they are saying that a true peace would lead to loss of power for the elites, loss of prestige, loss of control to impose thier ideas of utopia on people including accumulation of wealth in thier own hands, would lead to a decrease in poverty (remember they said poverty is necessary and desirable)increase prosperity for all, increase non war technological advances, enviromental acheivements that will solve the enviromental crisis without the need for the elites and that will actually solve the problem, increase in a healthy population,  increase cooperation among people decreasing tensions between classes and races, and generally make freedom and happiness truly possible and that they will prove to be liars that they are? you see what I mean this world has a bunch of arrogant,ambitous, control freaks who only love themselves and their ideas (much of which is actually satanic propaganda programming)

by the way this explains the wastefulness of the green movement, all the gov subsides given to companies to make windmills and other green stuff (and some who also just take the money and run using their company as a shell) which many are now falling in disrepair, this is waste they talk about. these green inventions are more enviromentally destructive then using gas or oil. so this is prime example of what these nuts in suits are talking about.

do you see what I mean? out of their mind totally. this is only a small sample, if you can stomach it you can read the pdf file on the net, just type iron mountain report.

 

religion and science

hi there friends, readers, children and anyone who wants to read this, welcome again to another exciting adventure in wonderland.  Just kidding, I was thinking a few moments ago something that intrigues me. you know people try to use science to prove (among other things that are good in themselves)that God does’t exist, an alternative to how we got here, where are we going, what the purpose of life is, why we die (compared to a sequoira that lives thousands and a turtle that can live 200 years) how our minds work, what is the best way to solve various problems, like health, what is moral what is not, I refer to the series’ what is the right thing to do” at harvard university which can be found on youtube.

now I watched some of that and I was amazed by something. religion, belief in god, a moral satandard set by god, physical laws, etc, is touted as out dated, not scientific, based on superstition and the like. now may I be frank, frank? just kidding, does anyone find this odd? why do I ask? well think about it what is religion? according to the dictionary it is a set of beliefs (in a nutshell) that one advocates and lives by, now man has questions and seeks answers, and wants to know how to solve everyday problems of life we all deal with no matter what generation we are living now or in the past. what sorta laws should we have, what is justice, what is truth, what is solution to economic problems and social and enviromental problems that sorta thing.

now lets compare science, what does science want? doesnt it want answers to the same questions and problems? does it not try to seek answers apart from the spiritual realm? how do they arrive at their conclusions on matters? don’t they first of all test a hypothesis, see what happens and interpret it the best way they know how? dont they confer with other science researchers too to get more ideas on how to interpret results?  don’t they sometimes come to the table already with their belief (religion) with the intention for the most part to find answers in harmony with that belief? example would be, global warming, many scienctis already have their hypothesis and really believe the conclusion will fit their agenda? so do not those who stick to the belief of global warming caused by co2 despite evidence to the contrary being religious? and if you have evidence both ways and one group is advocating one conclusion and another something oppisite and debating about it, does’t that enter the realm of religious dogma then instead of so called true science?

so when they come to a conclusion, is that not a religion? think about it, how do they know the conclusion is correct? how do they know there are no more factors they have not considered yet, example, they study the sun and it is a impressive star (tho a medium star by star standards)and understand alot about magnetics, and hydrogen and helium properties and nuclear fusion and all that  neato stuff, but doesn’t it stop being science and become a religious belief when they start predicting the future of what will happen to the sun and planet earth millions of years in advance? wouldnt we catagorize that as acting as a prophet (a religious realm) rather than so called nonreligious science?

And when they start studying global warming, dont they enter the realm of prophets again when they say what will happen to the earth s climate in decades from now? is that not a religion? is not religion what we call  when people who look for future events who want to understand the world around them? And doesn’t science (whether economic science, physical science, political science  even philosphy, etc) try to figure out what is moral correct, what is just and what laws should be made and followed? is morality and justice the realm of religion? doesn’t religion answer those questions too?

how about man’s interpertation of time and events in the earths’ very long past? is that not entering the realm of religious beliefs when they have to figure out time lines for events, guess what destroyed the dinosaurs, how long life has been here, how the earth was formed what order all things came about and why some went extinct, when they treat their conclusions as fact (I refer to a documentary I just watched, raging planet, or planet earth, can’t remember I believe it was a national geographic series) they spoke in that video series the conclusion they had about how the continents moved, how the planet formed that sorta thing, treating it as fact. how can they really know for sure? is that not based on their interepretations of what evidence they have?

so what happens in religion? well did not people in the past view their enviroment, see evidences of different things and based on what information they have come to conclusions too?  Did they not look at their proof after devling into what they believe was true evidence? for example, did they not learn that when they take certain plants they would have waking dreams? did they not take that evidence and confer with others to come to the conclusions that maybe this was contact with the spirit realm?

now you and I know why they saw visions, we know about many of the ways the mind works, but won’t we be considered supersititious by people in the future as they find other explanations of what was considered scientific now?  do you see where I am going with this? it is considered a scientific fact that there are mental illness that exist and needing medication to control it with their serious side affects, electro shock thearpy cruel confinement and the like, won’t people in the future consider this barbaric and supersititous when they find out that many of these conditions were just personality features (not disease at all)and nutrtional deficiencies they were unaware of in times past? dont people today consider the riturals and human and animal sacrifices as barbaric for the people in the past? would we say they at the time thought this was proper and the way to deal with problems they believed were caused by the spirit realm they believed in?

so really if religion is a belief based on evidence available to people as they understand it, is not science also a belief based on the evidence avaiable as they interpret it? are they really at odds? is it really not just how one interprets it?  we say magnetism, some say magic, we say spritural realm, we say differences in frequency, we say biological funtion of giving birth, others say miracle, some say neurotranmittors affects on the mind, others say feelings, do you see what I mean?

so don’t science and religion both depend on a continuation of searching and understanding our world and adjusting as we find evidences that show us a different understanding? basically doing research and gaining more experience that shows us what we believe is either correct or not? so doesn’t it become a problem for either religion or science when evidence is shown to contradict a past view that it is a unwillingness to adjust our thinking the actual problem rather than religion or science itself? And is the only real difference between religion and science basically one is ‘man centered ‘and the other is ‘God centered’? one says  man will solve all these problems and understand the universe, the other God will teach us and show us how to solve the problems the only real difference? you decide.

 

milky way galaxy

 

I had watched an animation of how our solar system is situated in the milky way galaxy, and how the sun moves at incredible speed (132 miles per second) dragging us along, and how our sun revolves around it’s own sun which then revolves around its own sun, and how long that takes solar system to go complely around the galaxy about 122 billion years, (wow, talk about a long time!!!!!)can you imagine if you were on a space ship going 11 millions miles a day? wow, you could really cover some distance in no time, but really with regard to the galaxy and universe that is like going down the street in real time and distance. The producer of the video likened our sun to a comet with our planets revolving around in a vortex like sprial rather then circle.

And when I looked at the milky way galaxy and where our solar system was I was flabergasted at how tiny we were in relation to sirus, the center sun, and to the milky way galaxy itself. WOW!!!! And it is amazing that there are millions of other galaxies out there that are even bigger so I have been told. why do I bring this up? Well I have been watching and reading so much stuff from everyone to economists, scientists, to political anaylstes, to enviromental “experst”, to free will thinkers and philosphers you name it I have watched or read it. And I got to thinking after all the stuff I disagreed and agreed, I realized something that really puts it all into perspective.

We are incredily tiny, I mean really tiny, we have no idea how tiny we are in relation to all these forces in our world. The sun, sirus, the galaxy, the suns speed thorugh the universe, the distances we can’t even imagine, the powerful forces we can’t see like magnetism, gravity and proton belts and the whole works.

So when I think about all the stuff I have learned, mans attempts to solve the big problems of the world thorugh their ideas, some even using the power of the state (it’s military, police, lawmaking etc) and money I am taken aback at the arrogance we have, some without knowing it, to think we can solve big problems of wars, death, poverty, climate changes, desertification, forest management, water management, injustice, simply by giving power to another group calling themselves government, and using a few tools designed by scientists and researchers like cloud seeding, changing the amount of a trace gas like co2, or controling the weather in ways to avert perceived disasters or population control, increasing buaracracies, and forcing policy and rules on people for the sake of some problem when they don’t even understand the problem, the physics and how everything was designed, and cant even see beyond our own surroundings or know the difference between a truth and a lie, between justice and injustice, or between moral rights and wrongs and are on this planet a short time, and unable to even control our own thoughts very well, how in the name of anything sensible can we think we can do anything to alter these forces when we can’t even keep ourselves from dying or getting sick?

what has possessed even scientists and researchers who can see alot more about the forces of nature then us who can see the design, complexity, and the minimal impact we have on controling them, to even think they can control even the most rudimentary physical laws, let alone a complex system like the earth’s climate, land and water use, and massive problems humans have faced for thousands of years? wouldnt it be prudent to recognize our limitations and the need for something greater than ourselves? wouldnt it be good to humble ourselves and ask for help? Should we not now see the importance of jesus words when he said pray this way (our father in the heavens may your name be santified (hallowed) let your kingdom come, let your will take place as in heaven also upon the earth.)?

what say you?

my outerbanks vacation photos

this is the same plant I photographed last year it has more than doubled in size, in buxton woods near the lighthouse

 

 

 

pea island at low tide, not as many birds like last year that is why i am standing on a sand bank that was covered in water last year.

like my sunrise?

 I have a video of this sunrise on youtube, outer banks sunrise cape hattaras, from therosa63