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shifting

Photo by Mehdi on Unsplash

I begin a new job tomorrow. The pay is good, and it’s a good company to work for. Possible downsides are that it is not local (100 miles away), and I will be working nights (7 pm to 7 am), four on four off.

The work is hard, so it might take a softy like me a few weeks to adapt, but adapt I will! I’ll report my progress here.

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noise

fuck-fuckety-fuck-fuck!

Photo by Ketut Subiyanto from Pexels

The news that we had feared was coming has arrived. Once again, we are being turfed out of our rented home. Our situation is precarious. A combination of poor credit history, sporadic freelance work, and zero savings make walking into a letting agent and choosing an off-the-shelf rental home near impossible. We have to be careful that our next move will be more permanent. The last five years have been hard. I will not let the next five years be the same.

So, it is time to begin the boxing up of our belongings once again. I intend to write about the experience via this blog. The day we move home will also be when I stop using social media for a year. I won’t even update pages for businesses and organisations that I work with. Instead, I will write, read and take a bunch of photos. That is all.

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noise status

eject – eject – eject

A while ago, I mentioned that there was trouble on the horizon. Well, the horizon is coming up fast, and I need to do something to get my family and me out of the shit storm that we are about to find ourselves in.

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noise

Pentagon confirms leaked UFO images are real

The Pentagon has confirmed that U.S. Navy personnel captured several leaked images and a video depicting unidentified aerial phenomena, or UAP, involving incidents currently investigated by the Department of Defence’s Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force (UAPTF). Read the article here.

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noise

an unschooling primer

Leo Babauta of Zen Habits has written The Beginners Guide to Unschooling. Much of his advice is the same as what we have been doing with Karta. Why not read through it and see what you think?

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health

vaccination offers us a road out of lockdown. let’s take it

Dr Rahgib Ali writes about how Covid vaccines can take us out of lockdown, Read about it over at The Spectator.

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noise

letting go

I feel a change is coming to the way I move through life. It is time to let go of everything that has held me back. For too long, I have let myself get caught up with things from my past, and that has compromised my clarity of thought. Not anymore.

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meditation

guided meditation in a Himalayan forest

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noise

how to deal with technology addiction

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noise

dealing with change

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how do we cope with fear?

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noise

what is loneliness?

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noise

how to live without regret and guilt?

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noise

where does meditation come from?

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noise

why meditate?

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noise

NO JAB, NO JOB

The dangers of compulsory vaccination

The ‘no jab, no job’ debate has parallels with the fight over free speech. Read this article over at UnHerd now.

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film

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Watching The Great Hack
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IMPLICATIONS OF JULIAN ASSANGE RULING

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EPA/Yui Mok

POST BREXIT TRADE DEAL: THE GAPS WORTH NOTING

Plenty of political spin has already been applied to the post-Brexit UK-EU trade and cooperation agreement. This not only glosses over much of the detail, but it can also be decidedly misleading. Read the full article over at The Conversation here.

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SNOWDEN: “WE CAN FIX A BROKEN SYSTEM”

Below is a link to a message from whistleblower Edward Snowden. His revelations about secret surveillance programs opened the world’s eyes to a new level of government misconduct, and reinvigorated EFF’s continuing work in the courts and with lawmakers to end unlawful mass spying.

CLICK HERE TO READ ED’S MESSAGE
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film

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Watching The Minimalists – Less Is Now
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noise

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UFOS ARE STILL A MYSTERY, AND 2020 SHOWED US THE DOD IS PAYING ATTENTION

In June 1960, Rear Admiral Roscoe H. Hillenkoetter, third Director of Central Intelligence under the Truman Administration and first to direct the newly formed Central Intelligence Agency created under the National Security Act of 1947, went on the record with his views on UFOs.

“I know that neither Russia nor this country had anything even approaching such high speeds and maneuvers,” Hillenkoetter was quoted saying.

It would not be the last time a former CIA director would comment on UFOs’ perennially controversial topic, as recent days have shown. Within the final weeks of 2020, former CIA director John Brennan also weighed in on the subject, during a podcast interview with George Mason University economics professor Tyler Cowen. Read the full article over at The Debrief here!

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noise

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The insidious attacks on scientific truth – R.Dawkins

What is truth? You can speak of moral truths and aesthetic truths, but I’m not concerned with those here, important as they may be. By truth, I shall mean the kind of truth that a commission of inquiry or a jury trial is designed to establish. I hold the view that scientific truth is of this commonsense kind, although the methods of science may depart from common sense and its truths may even offend it.

Read the full article by Richard Dawkins here.

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Former CIA Director says we should be open-minded about UFOs

John Brennan, the former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), appeared on Tyler Cowen’s podcast Wednesday to discuss, in part, his personal view of the UFO phenomenon and what he believes these anomalous objects may be. Though he did not provide a definitive answer, he left open the possibility that these aerial objects may not be from this planet. Read the full article over on The Debrief.

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EU’s resolution on encryption foreshadows likely anti-encryption push

On Monday, The Council of the European Union, which is made up of government ministers from the 27 EU member countries, released a vague, five-page resolution that calls for new rules to govern the use of encryption in Europe. Read the full article on the Protonmail blog.

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Pentagon UAP Task Force

Artist’s recreation of the image as described in the UAPTF Intelligence Report issued in 2020 (Image by Dave Beaty of The Nimitz Encounters, 2020).

In an exclusive feature for The Debrief, U.S. military and intelligence officials, as well as Pentagon emails, offer an unprecedented glimpse behind the scenes of what’s currently going on with The Pentagon’s investigation into UFOs, or as they term them, “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena” (UAP).  Click here to read all about it!

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