Friday, September 8, 2017

stop u.s. air base ramstein (in germany)

dear activists (and ordinary people), let's stopp u.s. military air base ramstein on saturday, 09.09.2017. who will join me there? #unitedforglobalpeace

protest event link STOPP RAMSTEIN.

liebe aktivisten + normalsterbliche, wer kommt mit nach ramstein? hauptevent (menschenkette um die u.s. militärbasis) ist am samstag 09.09.2017, 13:00 - 15:00, danach abschlußkundgebung ~ #unitedforglobalpeace

... event insights + pictures coming soon or never :-)
source here
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Saturday, September 2, 2017

cyprus

the best of all wives + me just came back home from cyprus (= zypern, kypros). any insights? yes, many of them as we spent 11 days here, joined an organized 1-day-trip and then rented a car for 3 more days, so we have seen quite a lot from the republic of cyprus => enjoy :-)
pafos archaeological site
troodos mountains
aphrodite hills ~ Petra tou Romiou
aphrodite 2.0
  • since 1974 is cyprus a divided country because the turkish army invaded and now occupies 38% of the territory. the occupation was the turkish 'answer' to the attempt of greek nationalists to attach cyprus to greece
  • the south and west part is mostly inhabited by greeks, the north mostly by turks. after the division of the island there have been settled approx 80,000 turks from anatolia in order to increase the numbers of turkish minority. however, the greek population is about 800,000 out of 1.3 million inhabitants. regarding religion belong the turks to mainstream islam or alevism (alevis, aleviten), the greeks are usually orthodox christians. we were told that before the conflict were approximately only 17% of cypriot inhabitans turks (also reasonable according to wikipedia's numbers from 2011). today is the percentage of turkish population higher because of 80,000 new turkish settlers and 35,000 turkish soldiers in northern cyprus.
  • there are also two british military bases on cyprus with the legal right to stay forever (wtf! what an imperialistic 'agreement'!)
  • between the turkish and cypriotic zone is a neutral zone controlled by UN troops (wtf again! is there no other job for the UN soldiers than to sleep 40+ years in front of the turkish occupied territory? )
  • the capitol nicosia is the last divided city in europe
  • the island is really hot and dry, especially in summertime. the poor vegetation got used to 8-10 months without rain. in winter is there a lot of rain and at cyprus' highest peak olympos (1952 m) is even a skiing area. do all plants, animals and people survive 8 months without water? not at all and thus built the people on cyprus about 150 dams which store the water from winter and use it the remaining time

our stops were:
  • limassol (lemesos) with its castle, harbor, few old streets, the amathus (amathous) archaeological site from hellenistic / ancient period, the medieval kolossi castle 
  • avakas gorge with few endemic species like the centauria akamantis plant
  • lara bay with turtle support centre
  • baths of aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty. the legend says, the shepherd adonis fell in love when he has seen the naked goddess taking a bath in this natural grotto
  • blue bay - swimming / snorkeling trip by ship, but there is not much to see under water (sand, rocks with single species of algae and very few species of very small fishes)
  • aphrodite's rocks ~ Petra tou Romiou ~ small rocks (and hills) at the south coast close to paphos where the aphrodite was born... as the mythology says, she came out of the water on a shell
  • city of larnaca (larnaka) with nice medieval fortress in the port, beautiful greek orthodox lazaros church, a salt lake (like many rivers without any water in summertime) which is a home for flamingos in winter
  • the beaches of agia napa (nissi bay) where young people come to party all day (+ night?) long. it was interesting to see folks to dance in a foam :-)
  • ancient period archaeological site kourion (amphitheatre, mosaics, columns, ...) and almost empty kourion beach
  • city of pafos (paphos): medieval fortress in the old port, UNESCO heritage hellenistic archaeological site with beautiful floor mosaics
  • troodos mountains: green valley waterfall, the 17th century trooditissa monastery, (ski) village of troodos, 500+ years old black pine trees, olympos mountain with 1952m highest peak on cyprus and with a british + american (NSA) spying facility on its top (wtf again!), beautiful forest trial along the caledonia waterfall
  • kouris dam
  • what about financial crisis 2013? many people lost huge parts of their savings (often 50% of all money above 100,000 Euro) or even everything depending on the particular bank... one of our (taxi) drivers at the jeep tour lost 1.2 million euros as his life long savings from his hard work as restaurant 🍴 owner in germany disappeared over night :-(

what else? the greek name of the island KYPROS means copper, the weather in late august was always tourists-friendly (hot + sunny), the most tourists were from russia followed by british and germans. limassol is also called limassolgrad because of the many russians living there. the english names of the cities often differ a lot from the greek names (nicosia vs. lefkosia, limassol vs. lemesos) so you have to be careful when driving on your own. the (british heritage) left-side-traffic was for middle europeans like us confusing, but the domestic drivers always took care of our mistakes. the service was usually slow but friendly. overall, we spent really nice and interesting time here and are looking forward to come back 🔙 soon :-)

GOOD LUCK, CYPRUS ...

more pictures here. (i've initially uploaded much too many pics, so they will be reduced, sorted, commented soon, i hope ;o)
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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

sadhguru on mother earth

my friends, you probably know that i subscribed to the daily quotes/newsletter of sadhguru some time ago. yes, gurus provide newsletters nowadays :-)

the interesting fact for me is that sadhguru's message turns from the spiritual advice more and more to the appeal to save the nature. you still remember his campaign to save india's rivers basically by trial to build a 1 km stripe of protective forest from both sides of a big rivers (i have also contributed for few trees few months ago)
#1
6 August 2017: If you use more of anything than you need, on the overall scale of things, you are committing a crime against all life.

#2
20 August 2017: Mother Earth is so generous. If only we give her the chance, she will restore everything in absolute abundance and beauty.

and here comes the 5 factors which threaten mother earth (most):
  • Loss of Biodiversity
  • Unsustainable Agriculture
  • Population Growth
  • Deforestation
  • Overuse of Non-renewable Energy
the full story about these 5 factors in original newsletter by sadhguru / isha foundation will you find here: 5 Factors That Threaten Mother Earth

more on sadhguru here

my old blog + link list: save the planet
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Sunday, August 20, 2017

hands off north korea!

USA, put your hands of north korea (and off venezuela and off any other country in the world). you have destroyed enough, if anyone asked me .... especially in north korea during the so called korean war in 1953, when through coward carpet bombing the americans killed about 25% of north korean population and destroyed almost everything there :-(

we people are so stupid. why do we allow the so called 'elites' and governments to spend billions of our (taxpayers) money to bomb, inflame, poison and otherwise destroy our mother earth? there is no planet B out there, we have to protect this one as our highest effort, i believe.
friends, let's stop wars, particularly the burgeoning WW3 ...
source: here

here is a list of countries which have been militarily attacked by the USA or in which the USA tried to change their governments since 1945 ... and the author even forgot to put e.g. georgia and especially ukraine on that list, where the USA spent 5 billion dollars to support the regime change in 2014 according to the 'fuck the EU' victoria nuland's public statement when she was assistant secretary of state for european and eurasian affairs at the united states department of state...
source: here

just to make the sure, north korea did not attack a single country since its establishment, you know? and it is USA who carries out its military exercises in front of north koreas borders for years, not otherwise, my dears ...
  • today, august 21th, at the solar eclipse day in the usa, the military operation 'Ulchi-Freedom Guardian' just started with 80,000 soldiers (approx. 30,000 american + 50,000 south korean) in front of north korean borders. what a provocation! btw, my native slovakia has only about 12,000 - 14,000 soldiers to protect its 5 million inhabitants. the population of north korea is not much bigger (maybe only 4 to 5 times bigger). do you understand what a danger 80,000 foreign soldiers represent? and yes, north korea would need their soldiers to help with harvest ... is this also a part of the american calculation? you ugly imperialist bastards, shame on you ...

let's listen 2 minutes to rachel blevins explanations about the north korean - american relationship => soooo sad, soooo interesting
source: rachel's blog post here

source: here

at the above cartoon linked hampton institute site i have read one travel blog about north korea which explains the western propaganda against north korea and its leader kim yong is simply a lie (e.g. kim's uncle + girl friend were not killed/executed as the western mainstream media reported), but unfortunately couldn't find this report today. so read + watch some other (positive) travel report about north korea here

one more media information in german about the role of china in the korean conflict here
nordkorea

btw, what is the reason why USA wants to attack north korea? well, there will be more than one reason, so let think together what the main issues or 'advantages' for the USA (or the 'elites' ruling its particular governments) could be:
  • economical: i believe this is the main reason for the most u.s. wars. already in the WW2 they have bombed the industrial sites in my native czechoslovakia just days/weeks before the war ended as they knew czechoslovakia will stay under soviet influence after the war. in yugoslavia (today's serbia) they also bombed mainly factories, power plants, bridges, pipelines, roads and railroads and not really harmed the military. well, unlike soldiers, a factory can't hide itself against airplanes. the same picture in syria: the u.s. bombing did not harm assad's army or ISIS much, but the syrian industry and infrastructure is mostly destroyed ... ===> but there is no competition for american industry in north korea, is there? well, a (nuclear) conflict on the korean peninsula would probably destroy south korean industrial giants like samsung, LG, kia, hyundai / huyndai & co for decades ...
  • strategic: northkorea  is so close to u.s. competitors/enemies russia + china ...
  • military: probably a good opportunity to 'dispose' old weaponry and to test and order new one (the taxpayer will not be asked whether they like such stupid 'investment' for their money or not)
  • other: to move the attention from domestic problems to abroad actions (beginning civil war as the alt-right and alt-left start to fight against each other? the traditional divide at conquer pattern instead of united class fight against the real enemies of american people)
  • etc.

hands off venezuela, too ~ watch this short (40 seconds) video
... and this reminds me on the u.s. funded regime change in ukraine in 2014: a short report about the u.s. funded protesters in venezuela here

psychopath 'elites', listen: we want peace (please) ...

Saturday, August 19, 2017

hölle, höllbachhof, falkenstein

we have visited friends in the smooth hills of bavarian forest (bayerischer wald) in the village postfelden, who try to live on and to promote sustainable organic farming and a life which supports the nature ... would you like to visit their farm höllbachhof and learn about their motivation online? here we go: höllbachhof

well, we have seen beautiful 250 years old farm houses, organic permaculture farming, chicks + ducks + geese running around, sheep + goats + 1 donkey + 2 cats and many, many bees too ... and yes, we should not forget their friend + traditional guard, their big dog, wow, wow :-)
free running geese
sheep, goats, donkey
curly kale + tobacco (grünkohl + tabak)
so true :-)

on the way we enjoyed to walk in the adjacent nature park hölle (hell) and the nearby city and castle of falkenstein

hölle (hell):
let's go to hell :-)
 höllbach creek
 the best of all wives :-)

falkenstein (falcon stone):
 falkenstein castle
 city of falkenstein
 vorderer bayerischer wald (bavarian forest)
town hall
 taxes make the life of  other people nice? so true even today ...
good-bye, falkenstein
more pictures here
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Saturday, July 22, 2017

ritten (renon) ~ rittner horn ~ würzjoch ~ dolomiti ~ south tirol

we have spent really nice time visiting friends and hiking in the ritten (renon) area in south tirol (südtirol, alto adige) close to bozen (bolzano)


we didn't have such a nice weather like in july 2016, but still nice enough to hike + swim + enjoy the beauty of south tirol's landscape. our stops this time were:
  • oberinn - gasthof mesnerwirt: really quiet place, tasty pizzas + nice service people, just my bed was too soft, hmmm ...
  • rittner horn (2260 m)
  • lake wolfsgrubnersee
  • klobenstein
  • st. pauls
  • earth pyramids (erdpyramiden) in lengmoos
  • mythical + mystical kob church / chapel (kobenkirchlein) in lengstein was very difficult to find. we had huge luck as there was one soul to ask (a really old local guy)
  • lake völser weiher below the schlern massive 
  • würzjoch (1987 m) below the petelkofel peak (2875 m) in the dolomites area (dolomiten, dolomiti)
and yes, there is no bad weather out there, just bad clothes, you know? well, i spent big part of today's rainy sunday uploading pictures => enjoy south tirol's beautiful landscape:
oberinn
 
hikers house @ rittner horn, 2261 m
ritten
my sweety
good-bye, rittner horn ...
 lengmoos (longomoso)
 earth pyramids, lengmoos
lengmoos
wolfsgrubnersee close to klobenstein
st. pauls
tasty flowers + vegatarian dinner
good-bye, st.pauls
kobenkirchlein, lengstein
best of all wives + me
good-bye, kobenkirchlein
schlern, my favorite massif in the area. right now is the valley + river between us, but we will come over to you, dear mr. schlern

there are so many nice castles in south tirol
völser weiher below the schlern massif
würzjoch  pass, 1987 m
in wooden sticks we trust?
dolomiti
peitlerkofel, 2875 m
good-bye, würzjoch
good-bye south tirol, we hope to see you again soon
two of us
more pictures here.
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