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Wonderful song. I'd like to learn the original...
Wonderful song. I'd like to learn the original Beatles arrangements.

Looky here!

Beatles - Because the 3 part harmony :)




Hi Marty, Some of your excellent art work is on s...
Hi Marty,

Some of your excellent art work is on show on Twitter:

King Arthur of Cameldung




With the plastic pollution and overfishing in the ...
With the plastic pollution and overfishing in the oceans, and the industrialisation of livestock farming, more than ever the time is ripe for fish farming. Grass carp need no added food, and with the success of solar power development, static ponds can have their water recycled, filter and UV purified for free.

Having seen cattle crammed in lorries boarding ships to travel to Ireland, I can't support livestock farming in the UK anymore. We have been desensitized by hidden practices.




If there was such a box, and you ticked it, what w...
If there was such a box, and you ticked it, what would they do? Or rather. what would the algorithm built on preconceptions do?




I keep searching for the box that says I am a robo...
I keep searching for the box that says I am a robot. Prejudice seems to abide.




Thy satire is a bit dark, sir. Is it the time of y...
Thy satire is a bit dark, sir. Is it the time of year?

I have to keep ticking a box to verify that I'm not a robot. But where is the box to verify that i am?

You might want to watch the British news tonight, Marty (oops), the politicians have nearly completed our destruction ...




My idol is Julius Robert Oppenheimer. My uranium m...
My idol is Julius Robert Oppenheimer. My uranium mines continue to provide me much happiness.




I like this minimalist trend that is developing. O...
I like this minimalist trend that is developing. One word, one picture!

Now I've gone and ruined it ...

Nice of you to choose one of my two greatest influences (Jung, Einstein) both of whom come from the tiny country of Switzerland ...




Your generosity astounds, sir
Your generosity astounds, sir




Very good sir. I shall share this with my servants...
Very good sir. I shall share this with my servants.




Amazing - art, history and art therapy (probably) ...
Amazing - art, history and art therapy (probably) on a grand scale




What is it saying? Or shouting!?
What is it saying? Or shouting!?




Many food manufacturers are still selling sunflowe...
Many food manufacturers are still selling sunflower oil as though it's very special.

In contrast, Lidl's cheapest sunflower margarine is now 8% linseed oil (omega 3!) and you wouldn't know without reading the small print!




My mind is very loud...I guess I'm out of luck...
My mind is very loud...I guess I'm out of luck...




The chemical brew has affected your mind, your lor...
The chemical brew has affected your mind, your lordsheep




In Little England, hoover is also a verb, meaning ...
In Little England, hoover is also a verb, meaning to clean with a vacuum cleaner!

I wonder what new meanings the word 'trump' will acquire in future?




I find it amusing that Brits call all vacuum clean...
I find it amusing that Brits call all vacuum cleaners 'Hoovers'. Hoover produced one brand of vacuum in the U.S. It is a little known or quality brand now.




My company sells high fat foods produced by Monsan...
My company sells high fat foods produced by Monsanto treated crops. The more chemicals in your diet the better.




Excellent video, Marty. And the philosophy too. A...
Excellent video, Marty. And the philosophy too.

Apu, I know your wife. You do the plowing while she orchestrates the family affairs! Enjoy your fantasy ...




I did make one of these for my 6th wife. She now p...
I did make one of these for my 6th wife. She now plows fields with more energy and happy.




The very basics of starting to play guitar. Tuning...
The very basics of starting to play guitar. Tuning the guitar and a suitable first song in C major.

This song can have the verse (not chorus) played as arpeggio, to contrast with the chorus




vitamins (and minerals) are also important for our...
vitamins (and minerals) are also important for our pets. Read about my experience with vitamin and iron supplements in dog food




Wonderful song, Marty. Thanks for posting. I hope ...
Wonderful song, Marty. Thanks for posting. I hope you join in with the harmonies :)




They have loads of videos on YouTube featuring gre...
They have loads of videos on YouTube featuring great soloists.

The electric guitar can simulate the sitar to some extent (very light gauge bendable string!)




Great post! It totally took me off guard. I wasn&#...
Great post! It totally took me off guard. I wasn't expecting to hear a song that I knew.I can't imagine what it takes to master the sitar.




I can sometimes hear the breathing and the s and t...
I can sometimes hear the breathing and the s and t from their teeth on quality recordings. But only through my headphones. (Audio technica). More than one studio technician says they use these instead of 'regular' studio quality at 5 times the price !




Yes, my turntable is in the retro basement. I have...
Yes, my turntable is in the retro basement. I have to be very careful with it since it is 36 years old. There's nothing quite like the pop and hiss of a vinyl album! But in my opinion the sound quality is better than CD or MP3. Back in 1972 my cousin bought a very expensive stereo set up made by Pioneer. Excellent quality sound. You could almost hear the singer breathing. :D




Thanks for posting, Marty. I love the Liverpooool ...
Thanks for posting, Marty. I love the Liverpooool accent !

So you still have a vinyl turntable? Would this be in the very impressive 'retro' cellar?




The lengths people will go to, to make a pop song....
The lengths people will go to, to make a pop song.




cocoa Koala? Isn't this a fancy coffee substit...
cocoa Koala? Isn't this a fancy coffee substitute native to Australia?

You're spot on about the Media and clothing - everything (and everyone) is consumer goods ... or sidelined




They recorded in a room filled with helium. :)
They recorded in a room filled with helium. :)




Media would notice if she wore a skimpy clothing i...
Media would notice if she wore a skimpy clothing in the video whilst featuring a brand name product such as CocaCola.




Undoing baggage from such 'caging' sets us...
Undoing baggage from such 'caging' sets us free, and grows consciousness.

Why did 'they' make cages? What happened to them?




Surreal - did the singer have an operation to add ...
Surreal - did the singer have an operation to add two octaves to his voice?




My latest upgrade for homemade bread is to use mal...
My latest upgrade for homemade bread is to use malt extract rather than sugar for the yeast to 'eat'.

When seeds begin to germinate, enzymes promote a pronounced increase in the vitamin content. Malting barley stops the process at an ideal time, the analysis of malt extract shows this.




If by 'God. TV' you mean something similar...
If by 'God. TV' you mean something similar to God Radio stations, Goddess help us!

I wish all 'religious people would read the earliest recorded accounts of Jesus's sayings, undoctored by politicians.

Gnostic gospels and Peshitta




Nearly every 'home' seems to have a TV on ...
Nearly every 'home' seems to have a TV on all the time after 'work'. There are endless new variants too (PC, laptop, tablet, smartphone,...).

But all these variants are potentially creative tools.

I recently had to buy a new laptop. I use opensource software for everything, but the laptop came with MicroLimp Windows installed.... The desktop screen is all consumer apps!




There are thousands of better things to do than wa...
There are thousands of better things to do than watching TV advertainment!

Example creativity see 'making and mending'




If anyone finds it difficult to follow the comment...
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I fear the truth is even worse : Highly 'inte...
I fear the truth is even worse :

Highly 'intelligent' homo-alleged-sapiens have chosen to use their intellectual powers for unearned personal wealth (theft), and power (slavery) .




What a scary concept! What does this TV look like?...
What a scary concept! What does this TV look like?




Morphene is in for a terrible shock when learning ...
Morphene is in for a terrible shock when learning about politics and how humans elect people of low intelligence into high office.




I've started using a coffee bean grinder to &#...
I've started using a coffee bean grinder to 'mill' the seed mix. The flax / linseed has such hard shells it is recommended to either mill them or start the germination before consuming / cooking with them ...

healthy food




Do you have any particular Jim Stone in mind for o...
Do you have any particular Jim Stone in mind for our poor, confused alien visitor?

No doubt a republican (or publican) with a large collection of isms? racism, sexism, climatechangedenialism ...




Poor Morph. Trying to understand humans will be pu...
Poor Morph. Trying to understand humans will be pure torture!~~~Jim was a good name choice. Manly. Perhaps Stone as a last name. Jim Stone...a rugged, manly man name. :)




pilates in the morning, yoga in the evening, just...
pilates in the morning, yoga in the evening,

just keep moving :)




Me too! If you ever do have that much hair - plea...
Me too!

If you ever do have that much hair - please take some cuttings :)

Loads of stories on the way - i now have upgraded my 'shed' at the bottom of the garden into a very homely Cabin - ideal place to write




I can only wish that I had that much hair! :)
I can only wish that I had that much hair! :)




It's not compulsory yet? I notice on recent fi...
It's not compulsory yet? I notice on recent films macho types keep talking into their palms - I thought they were just cutting expenses on the film ...




Welcome back Marty! Is this really you playing gui...
Welcome back Marty! Is this really you playing guitar?




I agree with you...but I'm a fossil. Governmen...
I agree with you...but I'm a fossil. Governments will soon require that everyone has a phone surgically implanted in one of their hands. :(




The 'Squats test' can be an alternative fo...
The 'Squats test' can be an alternative form of F.I.I.T (Full Intensity Interval Training) provided we work up to being fairly comfortable with 40 seconds non-stop squats.

What is your favourite F.I.I.T alternative?

Exercise for healthy longevity




Joining the dots ... The local Eden Project (Sou...
Joining the dots ...

The local Eden Project (South Cornwall - has every plant imaginable) and British grape farmers agree, this was a very Good Year for outdoor grapes.

It was in Bude too :)

I can't understand why the more aromatic German white grapes are made into winE - their flavoUr to eat is verging on unbelievable ...

Excuse the occasional typos (capitals); I now have twin obsessions:

English English (rather than American); and somehow avoiding the disaster named Brexit ...




I suggest the tyre be named GoodYear. I can't ...
I suggest the tyre be named GoodYear. I can't imagine how I came up with such an original name. I'm just talented that way. :)




Healthy food requires a supply of all minerals. I ...
Healthy food requires a supply of all minerals. I was very surprised today to discover 100mg per 100 grams of Iodine in Treacle (Lyle's Black Treacle - 454 grams). Apparently this tin has enough Iodine for one adult for about 8 years ...

healthy food




self knowledge seems a rare pursuit ... but It is...
self knowledge seems a rare pursuit ... but

It is common for people to 'choose' things, activities, 'friends', partners - and realise later they weren't ideal choices, or even conscious.

We can only ever really know why we behave as we do, with self knowledge. It is the road to wholeness.





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comments / discussion feed ,

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re Social Media - the comments section now has a ...
re Social Media - the comments section now has a working twitter card. It's a handy page to see the last 70 or so comments.
The card means that tweeting a link to it, will automatically generate a full tweet (I hope)




Not universal, by any means. But the best of socia...
Not universal, by any means. But the best of social media can surely help ...




The most extreme form of (anti)social engineering ...
The most extreme form of (anti)social engineering into alienation that I have witnessed is so called social housing, where the rent payers aren't allowed to fix anything, and many LEARN to be incapable ... and no longer recognise that neighbours may require some consideration.

The most stark examples of such learned helplessness have been families/individuals that have come from one extreme and (e.g. totally independent family farm) to learned helplessness AND back again within about 40 years. There are other examples of the complete opposite.

This isn't the case in individuals that strive for consciousness, but how common is that?

consciousness




pilates on the mat sounds like a good idea for Mon...
pilates on the mat sounds like a good idea for Monday morning too :)




exercise for Sunday afternoon - lying on the front...
exercise for Sunday afternoon - lying on the front room carpet or rug!

yoga, pilates, singing (really).

"No gain without pain" is macho codswallop, though the gentler trout-tickling sounds more suitable for a sunny Sunday.

yoga aids and sustains flexibility and relaxation.

pilates is very good for building and maintaining core strength - ideal for those of us with several decades worth of injuries (!),

singing is excellent for mood, breathing, stamina ...

exercise motivation




Recent experiments with bread-maker and oats-based...
Recent experiments with bread-maker and oats-based breakfast led to researching the mineral and vitamin content of several foods, all of which are within budget of poor people in Europe.

Several of these were astonishingly good, namely:

wheatgerm
omega seed mix - linseed, sunflower seed, pumpkin seed.
unsweetened peanut butter
barley malt extract

the malt extract is especially noteworthy as a sugar substitute, because the well known 'upgrades' to white sugar - dark brown sugar and honey - have very little vitamin or mineral content.

Malt extract has lots of vitamins and minerals in useful quantities, and protein too! barley is soak ed begin GERMINATION in the malting process, and the enzymes in germinating seeds begin the synthesis of many vitamins.

This may explain the impressive vitamin content in malt extract, but also begs the question:

Can omega seed mix be even more nutritious with a few hours / overnight / a couple of days germination? Blog posts to follow :)

healthy food education




#socialmedia and #SelfKnowledge Free socialmedia ...
#socialmedia and #SelfKnowledge

Free socialmedia and #blogging access can swamp us in (sometimes very poor) information, but the opportunity to self-publish encourages writing, which, for most of us, leads to self examination, constructive reconsideration and Self Knowledge - the most important step on the journey to wholeness

Self Knowledge

https://www.pjf.org.uk/tags/self-knowledge.php




#wholeness manifests the joining of seemingly oppo...
#wholeness manifests the joining of seemingly opposite skills, activities.

A very good example is a non-fiction (thinking) writer, choosing imaginative ~fiction (feeling) poetry ... for dessert (!)

author's tweet

https://twitter.com/canadawrite2/status/1051209505780916224




#SelfKnowledge leading to #wholeness. Consider se...
#SelfKnowledge leading to #wholeness.

Consider selective editing of the bible:

The (rejected) Gospel of Philip "The companion of the saviour is Mary Magdalene. Christ loved her more than all the disciples and used to kiss her often on the mouth."

self knowledge
https://www.pjf.org.uk/tags/self-knowledge.php




#HealthyFood awareness - If you must use sugar - i...
#HealthyFood awareness - If you must use sugar - it's vital to choose the best.

https://www.pjf.org.uk/tags/healthyfood.php

Surprisingly, unrefined cane sugar and honey have very little to offer in vitamins and minerals, but malt extract is a very different story, and has amino acids galore, too.

Post to follow - it will take a while, needing different sources for the data ...

healthy food




Getting your #healthyfood vitamins and minerals is...
Getting your #healthyfood vitamins and minerals is easy in UK supermarket - buy most of your food in the first aisle (or frozen) fruit and veg. https://www.pjf.org.uk/tags/healthyfood.php

There are many aisles of profit-making junk that is easy to ignore ...

healthy food




#exercise encourages sharper thinking (aided by en...
#exercise encourages sharper thinking (aided by endorphins), #selfesteem, better #sleep, more #energy throughout the day and #stress resilience.

full exercise article , by Lisa Landman https://twitter.com/lisalandman_




Garden flowers photos are probably easier to find ...
Garden flowers photos are probably easier to find with a proper link!


flower photos

more gardens posts




Talking of plants: photos of garden flowers. annua...
Talking of plants: photos of garden flowers. annuals, nature Aster, Lobelia, Datura, Nicotiana, variegated Sunflower

https://www.pjf.org.uk/paintings-photos/0002paintings-photos.php




nature's herbs that heal > Thanks for the ...
nature's herbs that heal >

Thanks for the info, Marty, and sorry to hear of your arthritis. Hemp has endless uses ... for example very strong rope with no plastic pollution! some of the best paper, clothes, ...




This has nothing to do with the above but I highly...
This has nothing to do with the above but I highly recommend CBD oil. CBD oil comes from hemp. It has no THC for those worried that they will get 'high' from using it. I have been having seizures for the past 3 years. Neurologists couldn't help me and I was even turned down by the Mayo clinic for help. But a local lady who was a lab tech at one time and likes to use 'nature' to cure ills makes different strengths of CBD oil. I tried her most potent oil and my seizures were gone in 7 hours. America is slowly waking up to the use of hemp. ~~~Thanks for the invite Pete...but my arthritis keeps me from drawing.




For #guthealth, our best approach is to appreciate...
For #guthealth, our best approach is to appreciate bacteria and the role they play in our health.

Many sources of #healthyfood are human inventions, utilising the ability of bacteria to devour all sorts of ingredients, including leftovers and 'waste' ... and turn it into food.

Cheese, yogurt, kefir, tempeh for example ...

https://www.pjf.org.uk/tags/healthyfood.php




#exercise is the equal best medicine for #mentalhe...
#exercise is the equal best medicine for #mentalhealth, #brainhealth, #obesity, #diabetes, etc.

But motivation can be difficult to maintain.

It's much easier when it's routine.
5 minutes #weights while tea is cooking, walking to your favourite #healthyfood shop (the other medicine!).

Having a list of all the forms of exercise you've ever enjoyed ... it will be surprisingly lengthy :)






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