Who doesn’t live in piece with himself can’t love — who loves, can’t quarrel.
We need to fight for love and about love. Who mistakes fighting with quarreling won’t find love and peace.
As long as there is quarreling about love in this world, there can’t be no piece.
Without love, the human being is empty. Empty people quarrel. Fill people with love, then you don’t have to worry about peace anymore!
– Fredy Kradolfer; www.friedensjournalismus.ch
The youth sector is what makes up the largest population of internet users. According to the latest study by Yahoo! and ad agency Carat Interactive, teens and young adults choose to go online rather than watch television or talk on the phone. The study, which was entitled Born to be Wired, found out that people aged 13 to 24 spend an average of 16.7 hours a week online, excluding e-mail. Most of the gadgets that teens use are laptops and mobile computers. The trend is expected to go up and if that happens, expect to hear clamour for longer-lasting battery. The biggest hindrance for anyone who wants to be in front of their laptops or mobile computers is the gadgets’ batteries. And a Germany company might just have found a solution to this perennial problem.
Come 2015, teens will have more time on the internet, anytime and anywhere they want. German industrial firm Younicos and renewable power utility company Wemag AG has recently signed an agreement that will put up a 5 MW lithium-ion battery park in West Mecklenburg. The batteries will be supplied by Samsung SDI and each unit will come with 20-year guarantee. For starters, lithium-ion is a type of rechargeable battery that is common on portable gadgets. This includes smartphones and laptops. The first batch of the batteries is expected to be finished by 2014 and among the firsts that will have them are people from Schwerin.
With a 20-year guarantee on your battery, no need to worry if the gadget overheats. You will be able to do your thing as long as you want to. You can play World of Warcraft, poker, Assassin’s Creed or other compelling video games all day. Video gaming is one of the biggest reasons why teens are locked on computers. One of the games that people (mostly young adults) play on mobile computers is poker. The online version of the card game has this imperative effect that is also felt on RPGs. Poker games on websites like partypoker are naturally exciting and fun that some people don’t notice they have been in the game for five straight hours. There are also websites that offer tournaments that give people the chance to qualify for big poker stages namely the European Poker Tour, World Series of Poker, and World Poker Tour. Some of these tournaments follow a marathon format that can last for up to 24 hours.
Aside from the internet users, another party that will benefit on the Li-on deal is Samsung. There’s a big battle on smartphones. Philip Hiersemenzel from the said German firm said that “Samsung SDI’s 20-year guarantee will be the game changer” and that it will make the company more “bankable.”
My definition of an ideological or religios fundamentalist (or the one of Thomas Binder)
(1 out of 5 criteria is enough):
- Who sees his “truth” as the absolute and only one possible and right.
- Who sees members of his “group” as a priori better people than members of other “groups”.
- Who accepts a significant restriction of the freedom of others for winning his own freedom.
- Who wants to put laws given by his leader / prophet / “God” over the (human made) legal laws.
- Who can’t (also) laugh about himself and about his leader / prophet / “God”.
Source: Thomas Binder on Facebook
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The majority of cultural production in recent decades could have been prevented by simple exercises and practical outdoor exercise with great ease.
— Bertold Brecht
I don’t really know what to say about this, except that I find this music just great:
Gestern Montag morgen ist mein Vater gestorben. Er wäre im April 90 geworden, aber konnte das nicht mehr erleben. Nach glücklicherweise nur kurzer Leidenszeit in einem Spital und anschliessendem Pflegeheimaufenthalt wegen Demenz und körperlicher Gebrechen ist er im Pflegeheim dahingegangen. Möge er in Frieden ruhen.
Auf einem Felsen mitten im Bergstrom saß ich und ließ meine Füße hinabbaumeln, dass sie fast die Oberfläche der hüpfenden, kreiselnden Wasser berührten. Hier und da flog mir ein neugieriges Wellchen auf die Schuhspitze, ließ sich von dem Sonnenstrahl küssen und entfloh dann — wie ein schüchternes Mädchen — wieder in die Tiefe.
Was aber das Schönste war, davon sah und hörte sonst niemand etwas — und das war die Unterhaltung, die die Fluten des Bergstroms mit meinen Schuhsohlen pflogen.
“Wer seid ihr?” fragten die Schuhsohlen; denn sie waren weitgereist und eifrig bestrebt, sich zu bilden.
“Tränen!” rief eine kleine Welle, überschlug sich — und fort war sie.
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