Friday, December 7, 2012

Verizon DVR Spies on Customers

Verizon has filed a patent for a DVR equipped with a microphone and motion sensors to record what its customers are doing. That means the television will be watching the viewers watching it. The idea is that Verizon could target advertisements to what their customer are doing while watching TV.
The new technology has disturbing echoes of the George Orwell dystopia 1984.
Liz Walh explains whether this new policy sits well with privacy advocates.
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2012 Crossing Over - A New Film

This is a new film on December 21, 2012.  
It appears to be made by people from Indian Spiritual backgrounds.
If you would like to buy a copy of this film the details are at YouTube.

Women Organizing Protest In Egypt

A source in Egypt said the Morsi dictator regime sent thugs with shotguns and machete's into the crowd of protestors yesterday, killing scores of people.

In an act that seems to be living proof of the divine feminine rising on this planet, the women of Cairo organized a massive protest, the largest yet, and crowds swept into the gates of the Presidential palace.  Soldiers and tanks observed but did not intervene. Morsi was rushed out the back of the palace in a security car before the crowd broke into the palace doors.

The people of Egypt do not want a religious constitution. They want a modern constitution along the lines of the US Constitution that guarantees rights to all, men and women, muslim or non-muslim.

Its pretty clear Morsi's rule is over.  The people are not going to stand for it.

Morsi is part of the Muslim Brotherhood which was founded in the 1940s by the Grand Mufti, who was known the be the only Muslim officer of the Nazi SS.  This appears to be the last stand of the Nazi cabal faction in the middle east.

Strong earthquake strikes off northeastern Japan

Strong earthquake strikes off northeastern Japan
The Associated Press Posted: Dec 7, 2012 3:41 AM ET Last Updated: Dec 7, 2012 4:37 AM ET

A strong earthquake struck Friday off the coast of northeastern Japan in the same region that was hit by a massive earthquake and tsunami in March 2011. Authorities issued a warning of a possible tsunami.

The Japan Meteorological Agency said the earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 and struck in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Miyagi prefecture at 5:18 p.m. local time. The epicentre was 10 kilometres beneath the seabed.

After the quake, which caused buildings in Tokyo to sway for at least several minutes, authorities issued a warning that a tsunami potentially as high as two metres could hit. Ishinomaki, a city in Miyagi, reported that a tsunami of 1 metre hit at 6:02 p.m.

The West Coast/Alaska Tsunami Warning Center said there was no tsunami danger for British Columbia, Alaska, Washington state, Oregon and California.

Miyagi police said there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries from the quake or tsunami, although traffic was being stopped in some places to check on roads.

Coastal residents urged to flee
NHK television broke off regular programming to warn that a strong quake was due to hit shortly before the earthquake struck. Afterward, the announcer repeatedly urged all near the coast to flee to higher ground.

Buildings in Tokyo swayed for at least several minutes.

The magnitude-9.0 earthquake and ensuing tsunami that slammed into northeastern Japan on March 11, 2011, killed or left missing some 19,000 people, devastating much of the coast. All but two of Japan's nuclear plants were shut down for checks after the earthquake and tsunami caused meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in the worst nuclear disaster since the 1986 Chornobyl disaster.

Immediately following Friday's quake, there were no problems at any of the nuclear plants operated by Fukushima Daiichi operator Tokyo Electric Power Co., said a TEPCO spokesman, Takeo Iwamoto.

At the end of the lens

We must be getting pretty close now; this Quest is but two days from completion.  With binoculars we could most likely see our destination.  What does it look like?  How about this?

Or this (which I think must be a given)?

Perception with only our eyes is limited.  We’ll have to rely on our most powerful perceptual organ – our heart. 

On the surface, life at the end of this Quest will “look” the way it does now.  We will be people doing our jobs and having relationships.  You’ll have to listen carefully to hear the Agape.

There will be an absence of sarcasm, a derivative of the Greek “sarkasmos” – to tear flesh like dogs, to speak bitterly; both self and other directed.  It is not even a possibility.

It looks a little chaotic as there is less control and no conformity.  Agape looks like freedom.  Everything is okay; just don’t hurt anyone, which includes you.

Everyone acts very differently through this lens.  Behaviors now hidden are expressed OUT LOUD and celebrated.  There is a video being shared on Face Book right now, with clips from a surveillance camera, capturing moments of random dance, play and impulsive passion.  If you’ve seen it, you’d remember it. Agape looks like that.  We will express joy and take chances regardless of who is watching – without fear of ridicule or judgment.  We’ll know we’ve reached our goal when we feel free to express ourselves in front of each other.

Words like shame, embarrassment, ridiculous or stupid have no place on the page with Agape.  There is no “not good enough”. Even debt is not perceived.  Life proceeds as an even exchange of energy and moves always towards balance.  When the guiding force is love, all parties are in concert with what is taking place and will give or take more or less to achieve harmony.

Agape is an instrument in tune.  It is fair.  You cannot deceive yourself; your heart recognizes purity and clarity of expression – it feels and sounds perfect.

As you proceed through your today, notice every time you experience a painful thought.  Now stop and fearlessly look at that thought.  Look with your heart.  Look without judgment, expectation or self-pity.  Just look.  It’s only a thought.  Now imagine what it would take to change the feeling you’ve just experienced; to have the thought without the pain.

Maybe it takes a change of scenery, attitude, expectation or activity.  Whatever it is – do it.  That is freedom.  Live with a fearless state of mind.

This may mean saying “No” or “We need to talk” or “I am going to take a walk” or “I’d like to do this” or “This is not working”.  Fearless implies an ability to look at anything, regardless of what it demonstrates or what emerges as a result of the looking.  It is a willingness to deal with it.

Agape is loving yourself enough to do whatever it takes for joy to emerge.  I imagine our whole world looking like the one we are peeking at with hidden cameras; overflowing with joyous expression, dance, passion and play.  That’s what’s at the other end of the lens, and you are the only one who can get yourself there.

You are the One you’ve been waiting for!

See you tomorrow,

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