Why do you get out of breath when you walk up the stairs?

Good question! In this section, the Health Network looks for the answer to nagging questions. This time: Why do you get out of breath when you walk up the stairs even if you are fit?
You go to the gym regularly, walk 5 kilometers hard with ease, and do not turn your hand for strength training either. But you still get out of breath when climbing the stairs. How can this be done?

The good news is that it is very normal. It does not mean that you are out of shape. Because your heart rate goes up during climbing stairs, you need more oxygen.

Unless you do daily workouts on the stairs or do hill training, you will continue to pant as you take the stairs. When climbing a staircase you use more muscles than when exercising or running. You actually do a kind of lunges up and you have gravity against you. You have to lift your whole body weight.

Work harder
If you want to see improvement, you will have to make your training heavier and add intensity to your workout. So do regular exercises for the legs, such as squats and lunges . This is how you imitate the movement of climbing stairs and will eventually become a lot easier.

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THIS FLOWER IS TAKEN IN SIRAO GARDEN IN CEBU.

 

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Who is Buying US Treasuries

The quick answer to the question posed in the title is no one. Two weeks ago the US Department of Treasure released its own internal projections for the federal government’s budget deficits. The Treasury anticipates it will need to borrow about $1 trillion this fiscal year, $1.1 trillion next year and $1.3 the following year. Based on their projection, the national debt will exceed $25 trillion by 2020.

Where does the money come from? The government funds their debt by selling bills, notes or bonds and the main buyer of these IOUs are the federal reserve, the Chinese and the Japanese. Looking at them individually:

FEDERAL RESERVE

The federal reserve reeling from its miscalculations on its QE programs has announced that it will not longer conjure money (by printing more fiat) to buy US debt. The fact of the matter is either that they know the public will no longer put up with them printing money which devalues the money or that they’ve realized that it doesn’t work.

CHINESE GOVERNMENT

The Chinese said point blank last month that they were ‘rethinking’ their position on buying more US debt. Looking at the actions of the Chinese, they are shedding the US IOUs by using them to fund projects to build the one belt road. They are also not participating as vigorously in the US auctions. I believe that they are hesitant to dump the US treasuries en masse for fear it will collapse the system before they can devise a plan to crash it in a controlled fashion.

JAPANESE GOVERNMENT

The Japan government has acted as a puppet for the US for many years and now they have created an economic fiasco for their country. They are incapable of contributing to the US money pit as they are dealing with their own financial problems.

The future will bring higher interest rates. Economically, when demand for an asset (in this case, bonds) falls the price of the asset will fall. In the case of bonds, the face value of the bond is fixed so it can’t fall in price. What will happen is that the rate paid to the buyer will rise to entice the prospective buyer to purchase the bond, ergo the interest rate will rise.

Since the T-bill rate is the bench mark on which all other debentures are based, the overall bonds will likely rise. This means borrowing costs to industries and companies will increase. I’m sure you will be able to see how this will reverberate throughout the market place. The picture is bleak.

Few Reporting Gains on Cryptos

Fewer than 100 people out of the 250,000 of tax returns received has included any profits due to a cryptocurrency transaction. Although the tax season is still in its early stages, the percentage of people reporting crypto earnings seems low. A survey conducted by Qualtrics last month found that about 57% of 2000 people surveyed said they have realized some gains from cryptocurrency transactions.

You recall that Coinbase was order to surrender the records of all their clients to the IRS. The IRS considers cryptocurrencies gains to be taxable. After this coming tax year, it is likely that if a majority of filers fail to list any gains from cryptocurrency transactions, the IRS will act by actions similar to what they forced on Coinbase.

It is reasonable to believe that filers whom have gains from cryptocurrency transactions have not yet submitted their returns. Historically those filers whom had gains and are owing tax normally wait until the deadline before filing. The IRS expects that 156 million returns to be filed this year.

While it is still too soon to draw any conclusions, it appears that many are going to take their chances and not file their gains. The main draw of dealing in cryptocurrencies was that they were anonymous and their identity was secure, I believe that many people will rely on this belief and feel if they don’t report it they won’t be tracked down. I don’t know the outcome but if these naive people believe in their anonymity, they are probably oblivious to what a block chain is.

Consciousness Points To The Top

There is undeniably something like consciousness in the cosmos. We have an inner mental life. We think, imagine, feel and experience everything within. Many animals also have a certain level of awareness. To claim that consciousness does not exist in the cosmos is therefore untenable. But can an argument for the existence of God be derived from this?

NO
That there is such a thing as consciousness will not deny many people. Quite a few scientists, however, believe that their existence can easily be explained without calling upon God. Because why would consciousness not just be the same as matter? Why, in other words, can not a thought or feeling be simply the same as a group of firing neurons in our brains? Or, if this is a bridge too far, why should we not be able to assume that conscious thoughts and experiences are produced or produced by matter? Consciousness in that case is not the same as matter, but matter then forms the origin of consciousness in the cosmos. Even then, God is not necessary to understand the existence of consciousness.

YES
The previous reasoning, however, raises problems. It is clear that at some point in the genesis of the cosmos the consciousness made its appearance. When and how that exactly happened is not relevant to this argument. Let us then call this “consciousness of consciousness” in the cosmos. Every human being and many animals on earth have this natural consciousness. This is not to be denied, as said.

The question now is what the origin of this natural consciousness is. That natural consciousness would be the same as matter is extremely unlikely. After all, our feelings and thoughts have no mass, no volume and no density. Conversely, conscious mental experiences have all kinds of properties that moving matter particles do not have, such as referring to something else in themselves and being charged with meaning.

Conscious experiences and moving matter can therefore not be equal to each other. Conscious inner experiences are metaphysically of a totally or radically different order than moving and colliding matter particles. It is therefore not reasonable to claim that our inner feelings and experiences, such as experiencing music or feeling sadness, are nothing more or less than groups of firing neurons.

It is also unreasonable to state that the natural consciousness is caused or produced in the cosmos by unconscious substance. The suggestion that matter or matter can produce consciousness goes deeply against our intuition. But not only that, in fact, we can not make any reasonable idea of ​​how this production should take place. You can put billions of pieces of material in a ton and then shake billions of years, but never one day will suddenly produce a conscious mental life in that ton. Yet wanting to believe in a magical spontaneous creation of consciousness is nothing more than a form of wishful thinking.

Moreover, it follows from the suggestion that material processes produce conscious experiences that our mental life is merely a by-product of these autonomous processes. Our conscious decisions are then completely irrelevant to our actual actions. It does not matter what you decide yourself. Ultimately, it is only certain groups of firing neurons that determine what you will do. The idea that our conscious decisions at least partly determine our actions is a total illusion. However, this goes so strongly against our sense of self that we should only accept this if there is a very compelling reason for this. But that is exactly what is missing.

The origin of natural consciousness can not therefore be situated in unconscious matter. The origin of consciousness in the cosmos must therefore be something that is also conscious. So there is a conscious cause of the natural consciousness in the cosmos.
This conscious cause can not be natural. For if that were so, then all of the natural consciousness would have been caused by a natural consciousness. That is impossible, however. After all, nothing causes itself. To be able to cause yourself, you must already be there. But then you can not cause yourself anymore.

The origin of the natural consciousness must therefore be situated in a consciousness that itself is not natural. In short, the explanation for the existence of consciousness in the cosmos is reasonably situated in a conscious being that exists outside of the cosmos and at some point brought awareness into the cosmos. This supernatural conscious being is the ultimate explanation and origin of all natural consciousness in the cosmos and may rightly be called God.

SO
The existence of consciousness in the cosmos gives rise to a reasonable argument for the existence of God. In any case, it provides an exceptionally strong indication.

Plato Rejected Platonic Love

Platonic love stands for love without sex. We have known that for 2500 years. But science historian Jay Kennedy now disqualifies centuries from Plato interpretation. According to Kennedy, Plato was far from prudish. Now there is a book published by him, The Musical Structure or Plato’s Dialogues . ‘You could call that a decoder’s manual , decipher a handbook. In it I discuss texts by Plato and I show: here is the symbol, here is the meaning. ‘

Platonic love is a love affair that does not involve sexual acts or covets. According to Plato – so we thought until recently! – Platonic love was the highest step of love, in contrast to physical desire, which he regarded as a first step. ‘Hence man could reach a higher level through the love for the right life institutions, for science and for good thoughts, the Platonic love was the highest step.’

But for Plato , as it turns out, erotic passion was a spiritual force that helps us find our true self in the deepest human bond. Eros, or love, is a creative force that inspired art, literature and the sciences.

How rediscovered Kennedy Plato? According to him, Greek music was decisive for the interpretation of the writings of the Athenian philosopher and mathematician. Plato hid his own philosophy with the aid of a system of musical symbols.

Creation of The Universe

Some may ask how does God create worlds and universes, i.e. this temporal existence. I believe the new physics gives us an insight into God’s methods. The big bang which began our universe was caused by a large quantum fluctuation. These fluctuations are believed by some cosmologists to be power spikes in a tremendous quantum field of incredible intensity. Since there are undoubtedly many of these power spikes, and at the top of each powerful enough spike is a created universe, there are probably many overlapping sister universes to our universe in existence at this very moment. They are separated from each other only by the different quantum time value that each universe possesses. Thus we can not see or sense them nor can they see or sense us.

You may ask how does God fit into the overall scheme of these things. I truly believe that the energy that creates and drives this quantum field issues forth from the mind of God even as He speaks the Word. All quantum phenomena is created by God. The physical is the result of an outpouring of the spiritual, though not in a pantheistic way. The beauty of God and His methods is that while we may seem far removed from where God is, He is only a prayer away. He loves us and cares for us, who believe on His dear Son.

Blessing From Bible

Blessings can be associated with protection and happiness. God’s blessings protects us, and helps guide us to the path of happiness and righteousness. Use these Bible verses to remind you of the ultimate blessing of protection promised to us, when Jesus died for us on the cross, and use them as a direction to the right path He intended for us.

The Symposium: Plato about love and beauty

The Symposium is a philosophical text, by the Greek philosopher Plato, about love. What is his opinion about love? Where does it come from, what is it, and what is it for? The idea also comes ‘Platonic love’, of course from Plato himself. According to Plato, the best way to love is to have something, to love wisdom. That is exactly what philosophers do.

Eros
Eros was seen by the Greeks as the god of love, sex and desire. Plato starts here, with his argument about love. And then comes the idea that Eros might not be good and beautiful at all. This is because he strives for beauty, and therefore does not have it himself. He is also not bad and ugly, but something in between. Eros is not a god, but a ‘daemon’, a supernatural being that is benign and capable of being somewhere between people and gods. Gods are always beautiful and perfect.

Eros’ descent
Eros was conceived at a feast of the gods, where Poros, his name means ‘ability’, was present, with his mother Metis, whose name means ‘bereking’. Penia, “poverty,” came begging. Penia saw Poros sit, ‘poverty’ simply seeks ‘ability’, and she seduced him. Poros was drunk, so that worked. She became pregnant with Eros. Because Penia was not a goddess, Eros did not become a god, but a demigod, a daemon. All this happened at Aphrodite’s birth party. Aphrodite is the goddess of beauty and love. Because Eros had been conceived at her feast, he became her servant, and fell in love with her beauty, and so on beauty in general. He is always looking for beauty. This pursuit of good things, he has from his father, Poros, ‘ability’. However, his faults are from his mother, who, after all, was called Penia, “poverty.” That is why Eros is not beautiful and he has nothing.

Eros in philosophy
Eros is always between everywhere, between having and not having, and so also between wisdom and ignorance. He can therefore be a philosopher. Wise people and gods are not concerned with philosophy because they are already wise. Dumb people do not, either, because they do not desire wisdom. Only people from the group in between are philosophers. And Eros also belongs to this group.

Love
Now that is what Eros takes care of in people: ‘love’. It creates desire, just as Eros always wants, especially beauty.

What is love?
But what exactly is love, according to Plato? The desire of Eros must be understood more broadly than most people perceive it. They think that love is limited to the desire for beauty. However, there is a desire for many things, and a love for many things. And all people long for the good, that makes them happy. All people love the good, and want to possess the good. The only things that people can love are good things. After all, nobody likes something that is not good, bad even. And so is love, longing for the eternal possession of good.

Love and beauty
Because love is the desire for the eternal possession of good, love is necessarily also a desire for immortality. That is why love is focused on producing. And generation, or, procreation, is only possible with humanity in beauty. The coming together of the man and woman is something divine, and therefore not something ugly, but something beautiful. And because love is focused on producing, it is also focused on the beautiful. Only with the beautiful can man produce. That is why people sometimes think that love is the desire for beauty, but it is precisely a desire to produce from beauty. In addition, people long for beauty, and beauty is such a goal for people, it is something good to desire.

How do we achieve beauty?
A young man, if he has not been busy with beauty for a long time, will focus on the beauty of one specific body. He will be in love with this body. However, soon he will discover that the beauty of that body is related to the beauty of other bodies. There is therefore no point in chasing the beauty of just one body. All bodies must be considered as one, as it were, and once this has happened, someone can fall in love with all bodies at once. After this step, the person will recognize that love for the body’s beauty is inferior to love for the soul’s beauty. He will find physical beauty unimportant. Eventually he will even abstraction from this, and he will fall in love with beauty in himself, instead of the beauty of certain things. If the person has reached this stage, he will see visions. He will experience beauty, perfect, eternal and unchanging beauty. This calls Plato the ‘idea of ​​beauty’. All the beautiful things on earth are connected to it, and that is why they are so beautiful. They participate in the idea of ​​beauty. As soon as you have seen this beauty, everything you can find on earth pales to beautiful things. This is the goal in the pursuit of beauty, the ultimate beauty. everything that you can find on earth blinds with beautiful things. This is the goal in the pursuit of beauty, the ultimate beauty. everything that you can find on earth blinds with beautiful things. This is the goal in the pursuit of beauty, the ultimate beauty.Art Plato also associate with beauty, but he’s not about to speak.

Steemit OpenMic Week 72 – Leave Boots by Bri bri

Hello Steemthat world!

This is my first post here so i hope i am doing it right!

Almost every week, I enter into the #OPENMIC contest on Steemit. It is a load of fun for me, and this last number might be at the top of fun mountain!

 

Here is the original post on Steemit if you dare and care to check it out!

https://steemit.com/openmic/@hilladigahackles/steemit-openmic-week-72-leave-boots-by-bri-bri

Here is the tune on the old youtubes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZMrYj8JhW4

 

Hope you all enjoy it as much as I do!

Amazon Cuts 100s of Jobs

s and some of the units were over budget. Over all the company is expanding in some of their units and they are in the process of searching for a location for a second headquarters. It would make good business sense that the company would relocate workers instead of laying them off.

Another story coming from inside the company is that the layoffs maybe a move for the company to release employee that are deemed to be under performing. Reports have surfaced that the managers are under pressure from bezos to weed out the lowest performing employees. Amazon has recently instituted a mandate that managers who oversee other supervisors must have at least 4 people reporting to them and they must be on call day or night. There are reports that stress levels are very high as the company works to weed out the under preforming people.

The recent story of the coming layoff seems to belie the company’s cover story and confirm the reports coming from the employees. A critical thinker would arrive at the conclusion that a mass layoff would solve the company’s desire to shed their under performing employees.

Source: zerohedge.com

PPT Stopping Market Crash

I penned a post the other day suggesting that the PPT was allowing the market to rebound after the large dips. Today an article came out from Graham Summers which mirrors my position.

His article is titled “The PPT is the Only Thing Stopping an Outright Crash” and it points out that in 2017 the valuation of the market was behaving abnormally. The value of the market rose without any retracement for the entire year. Historically this is an anomaly. Bitcoin finally retraced its amazing rise and the say goes that the higher an asset rises (without corrections) the lower it will fall (from its support price). This is why I am assuming that bitcoin will continue its slide for the short term. What makes it difficult to predict is the markets are manipulated so what was once the rule of thumb has changed.

He states that the PPT handiwork can be seen by looking at the chart for the S&P 500. When it broke the 200 DMA the PPT acted to boost its value about 3% within a hour. The 200 DMA, 100 DMA and the 50 DMA are all critical levels that technical traders use to predict the future value of the market. He also states that the only thing stopping an all out crash in stocks was clear and obvious intervention in the markets by the central banks.

Switches to Litecoin Because of Bitcoin’s Big Transaction Backlog?

Hurray for the Chikun!
After the recordbreak of Bitcoin and the mania around countless ICO’s this year, it was Litecoin ‘s turn today to attract the moonboots: The coin with the nickname ‘De Chikun’ rose 55% in 24 hours to more than 160 EURO. More than EUR 400 million was invested in Litecoin at the GDAX exchange . Bitfinex and Bittrex did not lag behind much, which is enough for smart traders (with a lot of budget) to make use of that price difference.

Litecoin is one of my favorite coins and almost standard in my wallet. Why? Because almost everyone goes to Litecoin when there is a decrease in Bitcoin. Very predictable. At the same time, the currency has been slowly but surely building up its value in recent months and it was a relatively stable investment.

That sounds nice but only a year ago Litecoin languished to around 4 EURO, where it seemed to stay forever. The 4 EURO border seemed eternal and the coin was nicknamed ‘The Rock’.

Charlie Lee
The creator of Litecoin is Charlie Lee. Litecoin was one of the first cryptocurrencies after Bitcoin and Namecoin and found its usefulness in 2017 after standing still. Some see it as a test area for Bitcoin improvements.

Charlie Lee leaves Coinbase
Lee left Coinbase at the beginning of 2017 to fully focus on Litecoin. This happened around the same time that Bitcoin had to deal with the apparently eternal drama about the implementation of Segregated Witness . thereafter, Litecoin securely implemented the ‘Segwit’ upgrade and was the first currency to perform an atomic swap . They are actively working on implementing Lightning network upgrades.
he rapid price increase of Litecoin coincided with Charlie’s performances on a number of television channels, which may indicate that mass interest in cryptocurrency is at its peak. With Coinbase as one of the most important stock exchanges in the US, the addition of Litecoin (and only a limited number of other currencies) seems to be a success for them.

Another reason for the current ‘run’ may be due to technical issues with bitcoins. And the Ethereum blockchain is also not the solution because it can not handle the volume produced by CryptoKitties . Or is it because Litecoin proves useful for moving assets between different exchanges?

Introduction

Hi good people of stishit, am Emeka Segun a Nigerian, I love sports, am an enthusiasts. Love to meet unique people, am an admirer, calm. Am into electrical installations, comedy,sports, Internet, etc.. Entertainment is my keyword. Cryptocurrency to me has brought humanity back together via social platform compared to non crypto platform. Steemthat on the other hand is a great platform though now the growth is moving gradual but soonest its gonna pave way beyond expectations, with the steemish token, just like the SBD on steemit. Great innovation I think…. God bless the developers..

Israel Preparing For War

Israel boosted its air defenses in the north after a confrontation with Syria and Iran. Although the Israeli army refused to comment witnesses reported seeing a convoy of missile defense batteries heading north.

Israel’s defenses include the Iron Dome which is designed to shoot down short range rockets, the Arrow system which intercepts ballistic missiles outside of the atmosphere and the David’s Sling missile defense system intercepts tactical ballistic missiles, medium to long range rockets and cruise missiles fired from ranges between 40 km to 300 km. They also have a Patriot missile battery stationed in the North.

The Patriot system has been used to intercept drones entering into the Israeli airspace from Syria. The Arrow system intercepted three SAMs fired toward IAF jets by Syria air defense. This Saturday, an Iranian drone from a Syrian airbase in Homs province flew over Jordan and infiltrated Israel. It was shot down by a Israeli helicopter. The drone was recovered and it is being examined by the IDF. Eight Israeli jets launched a counter attack on the Syrian base.

These boarder attacks have been intensifying and with the recent Israeli troop movement to the northern boarder area, one can assume that these skirmishes will lead to a larger engagement.

Source: jpost.com

Velocity of Money

Economically there is a mathematical equation the is meant to describe the relationship between the money supply, the velocity of money, the inflation and the economic output. This may seem a little complex but I will attempt to break it down. The equation is:

MV = PQ

where:
M = money supply
V = velocity of money
P = inflation
Q = economic output

Looking at the equation in mathematical logic, if MP increases then PQ must also increase. To increase MP, either M or P must increase with the other staying the same or the other can decrease by a lesser amount than the other increase. The same logic applies to PQ.

Looking at the economic logic with some current facts. We know that the money supply has increased (money printed by the feds) and the velocity of money has decrease (as shown by the attached chart). So the MV has likely decreased or at the very least stayed the same.

This equates to PQ must also have done the same as MV because the equation states MV = PQ.

Looking at PQ, when know the US’s economic output has fallen due to all the manufacturing job being outsourced and the average worker’s (the middle class who are no longer middle class) disposable income falling. Therefore based on just the equation, inflation must increase.

Now that the mathematics are understood, lets look at things in real life terms. First some definitions. Velocity of money is how fast money flows from hand to hand. If you take your money and save it, this slows the velocity of money and visa versa when you spend the money it increases the velocity. M is a definition given to types of money, M(sub 1) is the most liquid so it more or less is cash. As the subscript goes higher the money is less liquid, so a mortgage is considered money but it is very hard to spend because it has to be converted into cash before it can be spent.

How this affects the economy is the lower the velocity the lower the sales which in turn reduces profit and results in recession or depression. It is a death spiral, when companies have lower profits they layoff people which lowers people buying products which leads to lower sales.

The conclusion is inflation is likely on the horizon and if you want to believe it or not we are likely in a recession if not a mild depression. What should be a concern is if the inflation turns into stagflation, the US will begin looking similar to Venezuela.

Source: zerohedge.com

Samurai and Baby Dragon

Hi, this is my first post here, I’m an artist working as Lead Artist at a game studio in Kuala Lumpur.

I made this for a contest on Steemit recently, the theme was about a samurai with a baby dragon on his shoulder.  I did it in Photoshop, with a Wacom Intuos 3, in about 3 or 4 hours.

Here are some process steps:

Thanks for watching!  ?

 

 

 

 

Some extra pictures of our trip to the Ardennes

I recently wrote a blog post on Steemit about our trip to the Belgian Ardennes. We took so many pictures that I couldn’t possibly fit them all into one blog post, so I thought it was a good idea to share some more original ones here.

 

You can find my original Steemit post here:
https://steemit.com/smartphonephotography/@daan/cross-country-skiing-in-the-belgian-ardennes

Dreamers Logically Challenged

Alex Velez and his sister along with other dreamers have demanded that congress reach a deal regarding the daca’s or they will leave the country. The Velezs are undocumented individuals from Venezuela.

They claim that own their own business, pay tuition and hold jobs. Their theory is that if they leave all they contribute will be lost and America will lose out on their contributions. They feel that America has a duty to keep them here.

Some people maybe aware of the current conditions in Venezuela and one would think that people whom were original from Venezuela would be aware of the conditions in their home country.  I wonder if they could own a business, pay tuition and hold a job in Venezuela.

It is absurd that people whom have allegedly a nice life in a country that they entered illegally would prefer to go home to a disaster. It would make sense from them to think before they complain.

Source: dailywire.com

What is Triggering the Market

Peter Boockvar thinks it is the end of QE. He explains that The Bank of England is keeping its benchmark rate at .5% while the CPI is at 3% to lay the groundwork for a future rate hike. The BoE said ‘monetary policy would need to be tightened somewhat earlier and by a somewhat greater degree over the forecast period than anticipated at the time of the November report’. If you read between the lines, the BoE is in fact getting people ready to accept a future rate hike and the hike will not likely be the minimal hike as in the past.

After their decision, the pound spiked by about 1%, the Gilt yield went up 7 basis points (the highest level since November 2015) and the 10 yr is up 6 basis points. It triggered a selloff in the European and US bond market, raising the yield on the sale of current bonds.

In a nutshell, I think Mr. Boockvar is on point. The market was held high by companies taking out low or no interests loans to buy their stocks. It wasn’t the moms and pops investing in companies because they believed the value of the companies was heading up. As far as I can see the market valuation is being driven by the government and big business, not the individual. When the tap is turned off for these loans, the stock price will falter as the main buyer will be taken out.

Source: kingworldnews.com

Top 10 Things We Want To See In The Justice League Movie

The upcoming entry in the DC Extended Universe will see Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash and more teaming up in the Justice League, and as huge comic fans, we have a list of things we want to see! We presents the Top 10 Things That Had Better Happen in Justice League!

 
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Goldman Sachs: Cryptocurrencies to Hit Zero

Goldman Sachs are foreseeing most cryptocurrencies will go to zero. Other such as Peter Schiff also see bitcoin will be worthless. Their contention is that cryptocurrencies has no tangible value. Strongin of Goldman Sachs believes that due to long transactions times the currency has no long term staying power. He also feels that the cryptos are in a speculation bubble.

Although I am not a fan of Peter Schiff or Goldman Sachs, I also think the cryptos are in a bubble and their valuations have no support. I do believe that the block chain will be incorporated into some cryptos that will survive due to their utility. But many of the cryptos will not last, considering there are about 4,500+ different coins (Source: cryptocoincharts.info) When I evaluate a coin, I am looking at what the coin is meant to solve or what is its utility. Also the value is contingent on how many are mined or in circulation. If the is no limit to the amount of coins in circulation, it will become just the fiat currencies. Overall the ability of the coin to be used with little transaction fees and little latency for the transaction to complete will likely determine its viability.

Source: shtfplan.com

iPhone Source Code Leaked

Source code for a key component of the iPhone’s operating system was posted on GitHub. It is for the iOS 9.3 version of iBoot, this is responsible for the booting of the OS. A user going by the handle ‘ZioShiba’ posted the code, the code has been found to be legitimate and after Apple filed a copyright takedown request, the code has been removed.

Hackers could use the code to locate flaws or buts that could allw them to crack or decrypt the phone. They could also use the information to mimic iOS on non-Apple devices.

Source: rt.com

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Twist on Repossession

The Harrisons purchased a 10 acre plot of land in November 2017 and the plot had a large cabin. They purchased the site as a vacation home. After they completed the purchase, they went down to the site to survey the property and they were astonished to find the cabin gone.

Lonnie Harrison commented that all that remained of the house were some blocks and pipes sticking out of the ground. They contacted law enforcement to report the loss. The officer commented “I’ve never had a house reported stolen in my career yet. This was a little bit unusual, but when I went out and looked at the scene, I could tell it was a professional job. It was part of the deal, but the problem was it wasn’t specified in the writing”. Larry Shiver, a sergeant with the Madison County Sheriff’s Department was the officer whom completed the scene investigation.

It was later determined that the structure was relocated to Rockdale, TX which is about an hour drive away from Madisonville. A repossession company out of Temple, TX relocated the building. Now Officer Shiver is attempting to locate the previous owner whom may face charges for not representing the property correctly.
Source: sputniknews.com

Photo: twitter.com

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Ripple Story

BitMEX issued a scathing critique of ripple. They conclude that ripple does not share any characteristics with bitcoin or ethereum from a technical viewpoint. They cite that ripple was conceived to enable peer to peer network where parties could directly lend funds among themselves. They feel the ‘trust’ involved between the parties is unreliable and this puts into doubt the viability as a long term currency.

The main issue is that the primary parties are a few large banks and the system is more or less a centralized platform. They point out that ripple’s distribution of reserves to founding members and employees, they are not critical of the distribution but the question way it was done. Adding to this the rumors of internal disputes among the staff. See this article from Forbes.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/laurashin/2018/01/02/meet-the-crypto-billionaires-getting-rich-from-ripples-xrp/#7a9946cf3289

BitMEX upon examining the way ripple works has difficulty in understanding ripple’s inner working or how it has any of the convergent properties necessary for consensus systems. See attached photo, courtesy of thenextweb.com.

Lastly, BitMEX discovered that ripple appears to be missing 32,570 blocks from the start of the ledger and nodes are not able to obtain this data.

Greatest Open World Game of All Time – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Greatest Open World Game of All Time – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt blows every other open-world experience of 2015 out of the water in two important ways: its quest design and world-building.

Every quest in The Witcher 3 — from the main story missions to the monster-specific “Witcher Contracts” to the smallest side quests — feels like a part of a real, complex world. The player — and hero Geralt — just lives there, and has to make his way. Every NPC in the game goes about their own business, and if they need your help — say, they have need of a Witcher to get rid of a pesky dragon — it’s just a job. That concept — that the player is just one person in a bigger world — allowed CD Projekt Red to design quests that are unique, interesting and colorful.

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Trust in the Government

I just came across this article about the government reneging on a promise. Sounds like a campaign promise. The US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit sided with the state of Rhode Island in a decision regarding state pensions.

The town of Cranston having faced several years of critical budget shortfalls (note: this is not the only town facing shortfalls), the state legislature voted to unilaterally reduce public employees’ pension benefits. They voted that these reductions would be retroactive. Subsequently a number of municipal employee unions sued citing that the government of Rhode Island was contractually bound to pay the benefits.

The state government disagreed and took the stance that the legislature has the power to change the law, even retroactively, at their discretion. The First Circuit agreed and added that the government has no obligation to HONOR ITS PROMISES.

In conclusion, I wish to thank all voters whom casts their ballots based on the rhetoric spewed from many a politician. In their own words, they have no obligation to HONOR ITS PROMISES.

Zebra Fuel

This London based startup has an unique idea that if it succeeds everyone will be saying ‘Why didn’t I think of that’. The want to eliminate the inner city gas station by delivering the fuel directly to the vehicle. They have already secured $2.5 million in seed money.

Funding comes from Robin and Saul Klein’s LocalGlobe, Brent Hoberman’s Firstminute Capital and Alex Chesterman the founder of Zoopla.

Zebra Fuel was founded in 2016 by Reda Bennis and Romain Saint Guihem. The created an app for users to schedule an appointment for a refueling. At this point, the company offers only diesel and services the inner city of London. They plan on expanding to other European cities.

They lay out several reasons that their service is economical to the user. Pointing out that they source their supply from the same wholesale supplier as the leading gas stations so they can compete with their prices. They bring out that the vehicle owner uses up fuel driving to the station as well as waiting in line for an available pump. The don’t have the expense of owning or leasing property so the have lower overhead which reflect in the price they can charge.

Their business mission seem viable but the question is will the average driver agree.

Source: techcrunch.com

Hearty Beef Stew

Growing up in the frigid mid west I recall some of my favorite activities were playing football in the snow for hours and coming home to the aromatic aroma of stew for dinner. When the temps fell there was no better meals than the ones that satisfied the appetite but also warmed the body. All through the winter months we would be fed soup or stew.

I did favor stew over soup as I was a fan of big chunks of beef. I have not grown out of this craving. I found this recipe for a hearty stick to your ribs stew that I’m sure to enjoy.

BURGUNDY BEEF STEW

INGREDIENTS

1 hanger steak brisket or boneless short ribs, 680 grams

1 teaspoon coarse sea salt

1/2 teaspoon fresh-ground white pepper

1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary

1/8 teaspoon dried sage

2 large carrots, cleaned and sliced into rounds

1/2 bulb of garlic, 6-9 individual cloves peeled

6-8 shallots peeled and trimmed

1 package (220 grams) white mushrooms, cleaned and cut in half

1 quart (4 cups) beef broth or stock

2 cups red burgundy (pinot noir)

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

DIRECTIONS

Set whole hanger steak or other meat on a plate. Mix together the salt, pepper, rosemary and sage. If you like a more “seasoned” stew, double the spice mixture and save half of it for seasoning at the end. Season the meat with the spice rub, and place in the pressure cooker or a Dutch Oven.

Pour the sliced carrots, garlic cloves, shallots and mushrooms on top of the meat. Pour the beef broth and wine over the meat and vegetables. Seal your pressure cooker. Set on high pressure for 23 minutes. Once it is cooked, release pressure and keep it warm.

Remove the meat and discard any connective tissue. Cut into chunks and place back into the hot pot and stir. Keep the stew on warm.

In a small skillet over medium heat, melt the butter and add the flour. Let it cook until brown and thickened. Add a little of the cooking liquid, about 1/2 cup total and let it cook until thickened, stirring frequently.

Add thickened sauce to the hot liquid and let simmer uncovered for about 10 minutes. At this point, you can taste the stew and correct any seasonings by adding salt and pepper if needed. You can also season the stew with the spice rub that you seasoned the meat with if you doubled the recipe. Serve the stew at this point, or do as I do and pour the stew into a Dutch oven and let it sit in the refrigerator overnight.

When ready to serve, remove fat cap and simmer for 20 minutes or until hot and bubbling.

A suggestion: I used ground round instead of hangar steak as it is more economical and it is a tenderer cut.

Source: japantoday.com

The importance of exercise

Sports is food for mind and soul
It is very important for your body and helps the body to be active and vital
And make the man always feel comfortable
Sports helps to grow the mind
Some recent studies have shown that people who exercise
They have good mental functions
Even when they grow older
Sports also help maintain heart health
And works to reduce the incidence of diabetes
Helps prevent cancer
And helps in the freshness of the skin

Crypto Crunch

Hey this is really a dip. Bitcoin was trading at $7,796. In fact all of top cryptocurrencies were down with the exception of one. DigixDAO was the ‘black sheep’ it was trading 45% higher.

Ethereum was off 28% and number three ripple fell by 33%. The increased regulation in India may have caused some of the retreat but the question is why did all the currencies drop? Another question is where is the money flowing, it is definitely not going into the stock market as this was down $666 on Friday (what a curious number) and it doubtful that it is flowing into the bond market. Are people hoarding cash?

Another possible cause for the drop is the turmoil in Bitfinex and Tether. These exchanges are under investigation by the US regulators.

If you are vested in some cryptos it might be wise to buckle up as it doesn’t appear the correction is over. Maybe you should consider buying some Stish.

Source: rt.com

Electric HOG

If you grew up in the 1960s through the 1970s, you were probably wishing to own a Harley-Davidson, affectionately known as a HOG. They were the fastest things going.

As the years moved past, the import bikes took the stage with more stylish and streamlined designs. Now the old king was knocked off the throne to models like Ninja and Hurricane.

After the 2000s hit, the trend moved away from motorcycles in general and Harley was in a long term slump. This year they are attempting to revamp their image by going after the younger generation. They initiated their campaign Project Livewire.

They plan to bring their first model to market with the next 18 months. It will be an electric powered bike. It sports a stylist look but for those looking for speed will be somewhat disappointed. They’re main forte is that they have a reputation from brand recognition and they are hoping that this will help them enter the electric bike market.

Low Competiton, High SBD Payout Tags for 2018-02-03

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Median Payout: $48.67
(as of 2/3/2018 20:47:40 EST)
Source: Steemit Trending Tags

If you’re looking for post ideas, it’s good to look for primary post tags that pay well,
but don’t have that many other posts that will compete with your post.

That way, your post ranks higher (and for a longer time).

Of course, you want to make sure your post is a good fit with the category tag before posting.

The tags in this list below are sorted by payout %, low to high
and meet the following criteria:

  • <50% of median total posts (<1168 total posts)
  • >125% of median average SBD/post (> $60.84 SBD/post)
Tag

Posts

Payouts

Avg. post payout

% of median

vegan

997

$61,860.18

$62.05

127.48%

kr-event

667

$44,411.92

$66.58

136.80%

muksteem

1,078

$82,032.97

$76.10

156.35%

kr-overseas

279

$21,369.52

$76.59

157.37%

smartcash

161

$12,662.49

$78.65

161.59%

price

681

$54,556.01

$80.11

164.60%

cannabis

932

$83,720.08

$89.83

184.56%

kr-travel

608

$56,573.92

$93.05

191.18%

kr-art

731

$68,569.24

$93.80

192.72%

sbd

938

$92,976.78

$99.12

203.66%

giveaway

791

$86,088.00

$108.83

223.61%

steemsilvergold

533

$75,542.00

$141.73

291.20%

openmic

829

$149,769.46

$180.66

371.19%

gardening

943

$177,261.09

$187.98

386.21%

norway

520

$124,277.32

$238.99

491.04%

meetup

485

$131,529.12

$271.19

557.19%

eos

642

$178,483.06

$278.01

571.20%

curation

982

$328,727.21

$334.75

687.78%

sbdtothemoon

10

$4,329.26

$432.93

889.49%

bitshares

570

$498,753.87

$875.01

1797.78%

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Reason For Not Relying on Financial Charts

Let me begin by saying that I have followed Clive Maund for years and I find him to be an excellent technical forecaster. This post is not meant to malign Clive or any technical analyst.

That being made clear, I take a position that to rely solely on forecasting by charts is flawed. The main reason exists in that the tape is painted to exhibit what they want it to show. Therefore it is not a true expos’e of what is actually occurring in the market.

On Friday, Feb. 2, silver was smashed by about 80 cents. Mr. Maund reported his forecast on Jan. 29, showing his reasoning why silver should be heading higher. Looking at the chart shown in this post, you can identify the head and shoulders pattern he is referring to. It clearly shows why he laid out his forecast. But Friday, due to them (market manipulators) wanting to end the week with silver below the $17 resistance level, silver was smashed. If you look at the volume, this is the red colored chart, you can see the high spikes corresponding to the dips in the value. These spikes show the manipulators dumping paper silver on to the market.

One further point I’d like to express is that even without manipulation, forecasting with charts is not an accurate science. They just indicate trends and trends don’t necessarily go they way you’d expect, there is a margin of error. This is due to the trend is based on human emotions. It is like them forecasting the likelihood of booming sales of the iPhone X. When they initially announced it the pundits were saying that it would be a successful launch. If you look at what is actually happening to the iPhone sales, they are tanking to the point where Apple has scaled back production. The reason I used the iPhone as an example is because I doubt that the iPhone market is not hounded by manipulators. Forecasting is based on your best educated guess.
Source: streetwisereports.com

Terra Forming

Some of this is considered by the mainstream as ‘tin foil hat’ conspiracy fodder and it might well be as it is difficult to find hard documentation on this subject. Terra forming is a belief that an alien race of reptilian are working to change the earth’s atmosphere to be more compatible to their liking. This is the ‘tin foil hat’ part of this post.

Now something that’s related but is able to documented but this subject is not covered by the MSM. This is the subject of chemtrails. Chemtrails are not to be confused with contrails. You can see the difference if you just give it a little time. Contrails are normally occurring when planes fly, they are vapor trails cause when the plane’s wings and tail cause low pressure streams in the air, the moisture in the air turns to a mist and form the visible traces in the sky. The contrails (which is a contracted word for condensation trails) will disappear with a few minutes as the condensate evaporates and turns back into moisture in the air.

Chemtrails are a mist emitted from the plane’s exhaust. They have been found to contain toxic substances like aluminum, barium, strontium 90, cadmium, zinc and viruses to name some of the particulate which has been found. These will not disappear within minutes like the contrail. One source wrote that

“they consist of nanobot polymers that are ingested by humans. These polymers are microscopic and enters the host through the air, water and the food supply… I know for a fact that these particulates are designed to compromise immune systems with time-delayed effects… The particulates are biospecific in that they can target certain groups of people…”

Here are some of the patents relating to chemtrails and geoengineering:

Patent #1619183
Patent# 2045865
Patent# 2591988
Patent# 3437502
Patent# 3531310

To address just one of the particulates being sprayed, aluminum has an affinity for water, all life forms attact these oxides. Everything absorbs aluminum salts. Reported in the Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry “exposure to aluminum can increase migratory and invasive properties of human breast cancer cells”. Other studies show that aluminum binds to cellular estrogen receptors and may cause proliferation within hormone sensitive tissues.

Finally the reason I tied these two seemingly diametric subjects together. What they are doing with the spraying of chemicals which are proven to be hazardous to human is changing the environment or terra forming the earth. Incidentally terra is the Latin word for earth. Now I am not sure if reptilians thrive in this aluminum laced environment but I can say for sure that humans don’t.
Source: thecommonsenseshow.com

Monopoly – The Cheaters Edition

Sad to discover but an icon of our childhood has been corrupted. Monopoly has come out with its new ‘cheaters edition’. I for one am sad to see the demise of a fun and entertaining cornerstone of my past.

I understand it is meant to be a playful spoof to re-market a classic board game but I feel somethings should be exempt. This is one of those things albeit minor. They have already corrupted things I thought to be pure and wholesome like putting naked pictures in disney movies and kowtowing to the lgbt crowd by instituting a homosexual puppet into the sesame street lineup. These are but a few of how they are encroaching on christian families just trying to raise their children in a healthy environment.

I do understand that people all have their own propensities but lately it seems that they are forcing their agenda on all people through the media and the internet. Why is it fair to censor comments on subjects that don’t conform to the agenda but other more obscene comments that conform are allowed (this is directed at facebook, youtube and twitter).

I know I strayed from the main topic but it is not just an iconic board game they’re undermining but a society. So when you buy your copy you can store in right along side of your ouija board.

What you are involved in buying product containing Palm Oil

Hello dear ones 🙂

I wrote an article this morning on steemit and I wanted to share it here with you..
I’m feel concerned by nature and healt … I’m feel concerned by what this sociaty want us to eat even if it’s not good for us and mostly by the consequences of all of this on mother earth and all the living beings…

https://steemit.com/life/@kalhiade/what-you-are-involved-in-buying-product-containing-palm-oil

 

Employee Who Sent False Warning Fired

The employee responsible for issuing the false ballistic warning in Hawaii has been terminated. It appears that the Hawaiian is attempting to placate public outrage by firing the employee deemed to be responsible. They also said they fired the employee’s manager.

Immediately after the faux pas the Hawaiian emergency management agency stated that the alert was sent in error and they probably thought they could allay the public’s sentiment by saying they have transferred the employee to another position but they didn’t terminate the employee. They played on the sympathy of the public by reverberating that the employee made a mistake. It didn’t work and now they feel that firing the employee will quell the anger.

If the outrage persist, will the agency in toto be terminated? These are some of the reason why the public has little trust of any governmental agency.

Source: zerohedge.com

Hello

Im dylen de from Borneo Asia, 43 years old, there is not much to say about me.. Just an ordinary person who like adventure and making new things as leisure.

Got no fix hobby too…I do anything that might interest me playing remote control drift car, Taking photograph of anything such as nature and interesting places.

At the moment i like doing something about crypto-currencies and found out it can be a source for the living..i’m still new to this but i enjoy it.

I do have a small business in computer parts but i did not do it like for a big international thing it just for fun because i like about the computer tech gaming and custom made casing for computer.

Okay about my place… I don’t know what to say cause I live in a small community but a we have varieties of cultural and races. Live near the beach area. We do have some historical places too.

Local food….lol I think we a famous with one this local food called “Umai” [00 may] thats how we pronounce it haha..Its a raw fish cut and slices into a little finger size without bones..and mix with some big onion, chili, salt, lime juice crushed peanut and thats it..

http://http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xH-__GYgliI/TjwNcd9B3FI/AAAAAAAAAT0/sJgYBwwuF88/s1600/DSC_0027-21.JPG

http://https://kevinhii.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/tibau-01.jpg?w=604

Okay guys if you to know more about me and place just drop your questions I try my best to give the input..

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Now The Rest of the Story

Earlier today I did a post on steemit outlining mccabe’s stepping down but since then I came across further information. According to an article from allnewspipeline.com, mccabe’s actions came after FBI Director Christopher Wray read the four page memo that has been floating around congress.

https://steemit.com/politics/@outwalking/fbi-s-turmoil

We still are in the dark as to what is contained in this memo but rumor has it that it exposes abuses at the highest levels of the DOJ and the FBI. Based on mccabe’s sudden departure, the memo must have some validity.

There was some speculation that if mccabe was terminated all control over him becoming a loose cannon (such as comey) may arise. Instead, he is being isolated from the department so he can’t do any damage in an official capacity. The put him on ‘terminal leave’, the bad part is that he remains on the payroll. As I noted in the earlier post, mccabe appears to be trying to finagle he’s way into leaving with full retirement by using his vacation time to extend his employment. What may (hopefully) happen is that after charges are brought against him in March, they will official terminate him before he can be eligible for a full pension.

Meanwhile comey has retained counsel and coincidentally the person whom he retain is the same one he admitted to ‘leaking’ his memos that he wrote after meeting with Trump. Another day, another scandal comes to light.

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