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The Real-World universe and Fallout universe never experienced a divergence - the Fallout realm is completely separate from reality and we can use astronomy to prove it.

2020.09.23 18:38 TheUnfortunateNews The Real-World universe and Fallout universe never experienced a divergence - the Fallout realm is completely separate from reality and we can use astronomy to prove it.

I understand that the title of this post may have some readers on edge, but allow me to present some observational evidence to this claim.
Here is a screenshot demonstrating the date and time on my pip-boy as November 9th, 2287 at 4:27 AM in Fallout 4. The location was right on top of the elevator down to Vault 111. Looking at the sky, I faced directly east with a slight off-set to eliminate the branches of the nearby trees in the picture. The only object in the sky that's clearly visible is the moon which appears to be in in the waning crescent phase.
There are some incredibly important things to note in the sky:
1.) There's no planets to be found anywhere. 2.) There's no galaxies to be found anywhere. 3.) All the stars are the same color (white) and are therefore (according to Wien's Law) all the same temperature, regardless of their apparent magnitude.
Using a free astronomy software called Stellarium, I projected the current positions of all the astronomical objects into the sky to the date and time in my pip-boy screenshot. This is what the sky would look like in Boston on that date. Notice we have some immediate discrepancies between the two pictures:
1.) In real life, stars range in colors from red (cool) to yellow (lukewarm) to white (hot) to electric blue (incredibly hot) on stellar temperature scales. If you zoom into my Stellarium projection, there are clearly stars with these colors and they are not all white.
2.) We can clearly see a planet, Venus, dead center in the Stellarium projection picture. (In addition to another very famous visible giant red-giant star, Arcturus)
3.) The moon is nowhere to be found in the eastern direction.
4.) There are visible galaxies (they're just outside of what's cropped in the picture, forgive me on that).
Given that we can't ever see planets in the sky in the Fallout universe when we should be able to, we can make the conclusion that the other planets simply don't exist in Fallout's version of the solar system, regardless of what we're told in-game.
On top of that, take a look at the following picture and notice how over the course of the night, stars make a round-trip around the pole star, Polaris. There is no pole star in the Fallout universe and stars remain static in their position throughout the entire night. It's only the moon and sun that move. This gives the impression that the Fallout realm is geocentric with the moon and sun revolving around the Earth.
Furthermore, because of the lack of colored stars, this tells us some information about what kind of galaxy the Fallout Earth is located in. It certainly isn't the Milky Way, because the Milky Way's structure allows for new star formation resulting in the massive O-class and B-class blue stars we can see in astronomy pictures.
I claim that, instead of the Milky Way, the Fallout Earth resides in something akin to an elliptical galaxy similar to IC 2006 or other dwarf elliptical galaxies. On top of that, because other galaxies aren't visible, it could potentially be the only galaxy in the entire Fallout universe.
In conclusion, even if the events of the Fallout universe roughly mirrored the real world up until the 1950's, there was no divergence. The Fallout universe is, at best, a universe parallel to our own, rather than one based in ours.
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2020.08.22 09:22 ianvideo 21st August 2020 - 'Cincinnati' preview; Lindsay Davenport interview

Show Notes

ATP Tour tennis is back with the first big, combined women's and men's tournament since the pandemic struck down Indian Wells in March. With the 'Cincinnati' draw made, Catherine, David and Matt assembled once more to discuss the highlights, catch up on latest news, and also release our big interview with Lindsay Davenport (from 38.00).
Is the WTA draw now more star-studded than the men's draw, despite the withdrawals?
What did we think of Novak Djokovic's interview with Chris Clarey in the New York Times (linked below)?
And thoughts are exchanged about Denis Shapovalov's rap video.
Later, Davenport talks about tennis in front of no fans, her own career, and the greatness of Serena and Venus Williams.
The Tennis Podcast is presented by Catherine Whitaker and David Law, and features Matt Roberts, and will be daily throughout the US Open.
Next week, we will produce two big special editions, focusing on first Althea Gibson, and then Arthur Ashe.
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Novak Djokovic interview - https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/20/sports/tennis/djokovic-us-open.html

Hosts

Catherine Whitaker
David Law
Matt Roberts

Guest

Lindsay Davenport

Location

UK

Stats

Length: 1hr 34 mins 00 secs
Date: Friday 21st August

Podcast Episode Link

https://play.acast.com/s/thetennispodcast/cincinnatipreview-lindsaydavenportinterview
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2020.08.18 09:39 ianvideo 17th August 2020 - Lexington, Prague and Life inside the US Open bubble

Show Notes

Tennis’ return went up a notch last week with many of the biggest names competing in Lexington and Prague.
We discuss the way in which champions Jennifer Brady and Simona Halep picked up where they left off six months ago, describe how it felt seeing top level tennis at a small club in Kentucky, assess Serena Williams’ form, marvel at Venus Williams’ remodelled service motion, and analyse yet another step forward for Coco Gauff.
David also speaks to Dan Evans about life inside the US Open bubble. What do players have to do when they arrive? What’s the hotel like? And how confident is he that players will follow the protocols?
The Tennis Podcast is presented by Catherine Whitaker and David Law, and features Matt Roberts. It is produced weekly year-round, and daily during the Grand Slam tournaments. It is crowdfunded by listeners each December.
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Hosts

Catherine Whitaker
David Law
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Guest

Dan Evans

Location

UK

Stats

Length: 1hr 14 mins 43 secs
Date: Monday 17th August

Podcast Episode Link

https://play.acast.com/s/thetennispodcast/lexington-pragueandlifeinsidetheusopenbubble
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2020.08.02 17:54 ianvideo 2nd August 2020 - Olympics Re-Lived: 2000 Sydney

Show Notes

The 2000 Sydney Olympics were a happier time. Steve Redgrave won his 5th gold for Great Britain and Cathy Freeman became a symbol of national reconciliation for Australia.
In this episode, we look back on a tennis event which also delivered compelling storylines, including double gold for Venus Williams to cap an extraordinary summer and a 4th place finish for a young Roger Federer.
We also hear from men’s singles gold medallist Yevgeny Kafelnikov (starting 23m 27s) about his epic final against Tommy Haas, his experiences in the village, why his gold medal has defined his legacy in Russia, and how he compares it to his Grand Slam titles.
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Hosts

David Law
Catherine Whitaker
Matt Roberts

Guest

Yevgeny Kafelnikov

Location

UK

Stats

Length: 57 mins 45 secs
Date: Sunday 2nd August

Podcast Episode Link

https://play.acast.com/s/thetennispodcast/olympicsre-lived-2000sydney
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2020.07.18 15:34 Celestiowl First built pc, for gaming. Already have the graphics card but everything else I'm lost. help please 🙏

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.
Will be a gaming pc. Mostly play league of legends and valorant. But would like to be able to play more intensive games with good visual settings and high fps. Had issues running ori will of the wisps, borderlands 3 and dishonoured 2 for example and would want these to be playable. As well as any other newer big games which I currently have to turn to console to play. I use chrome discord and Spotify often alongside any gaming. Would like to be able to screenshare games to friends without issue too.
What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?
£600-£700
When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.
Buy parts as soon as possible to build it.
What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc)
I already have a graphics card. And all the peripherals I need. Everything else u need in the pc itself, case power supply ect I need to buy.
Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?
I'm in the UK
If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.
Will reuse my geforce gtx 1060 graphics card. Corsair strafe rgb keyboard, hyper x headset, utech smart venus mmo mouse, finfine microphone and two Asus monitors which have DVI connection but I have an hdmi adaptor for one.
Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?
I don't understand overclocking so don't plan to.
Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)
Not that I'm aware of. 1tb of storage would probably suit me fine.
What type of network connectivity do you need? (Wired and/or WiFi) If WiFi is needed and you would like to find the fastest match for your wireless router, please list any specifics.
Wired connection for Internet, but if a problem ever arises with that I would like the option of WiFi connection.
Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?
It would be nice to have a glass side panel and led lighting but doesn't need to be anything crazy or extravagent. Size wise I don't mind as long as everything fits happily it doesn't need to be ridiculously compact.
Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?
I do need Windows, and I don't know how to go about getting this.
Extra info or particulars:
Need to have at least 6 usable USB ports
Thankyou in advance 🙏
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2020.07.13 12:55 TELMxWILSON New Music Monday (Week 28) Fresh tunes have arrived! [+weekly updated playlist]

Weekly updated Spotify Playlist H2L: New Drum & Bass
Soundcloud Playlist H2L: New Drum & Bass Soundcloud
Youtube Playlist H2L: New Drum & Bass Youtube
Last Week's list http://reddit.com/hm7yer
 

Picks Of The Week (by u/lefuniname)

1. Audio - Genesis Device Remixes [Virus Recordings]

Recommended if you like: Pythius, State Of Mind, Rido
You know what we haven’t had in a long time? Remixes!
Ten years after the initial release on his Virus album debut, it is time for a remix package of Audio’s Genesis Device album. Originally the plan was to premiere these four remixes of some of his most well-known classics during the 10 years of Genesis Device Virus takeover in the legendary venue that is Fabric in London.
As you might have guessed, they instead pivoted to a livestream with most of the acts booked for that event, including Black Sun Empire, a classic Matrix set and the neurofunk godfathers themselves, Ed Rush & Optical. The remixes were premiered during Audio’s own set and just 2 very long months later, here they are!
For this milestone, the ungoogleable producer got together with four of the best neurofunk producers the scene has to offer. First off, we have Black Sun Empire who took the titular Genesis Device and turned up the hype factor to 11. I’m going to be honest with you, a 4x4 type beat during the buildup gets me hyped like nothing else. It worked for Enei’s Sinking or the mega collab that is Sidewinder by Camo & Krooked & Mefjus, it worked for this. What follows isn’t any less ridiculous though, that drop just screams energy. Next, Redpill. On his Emissions Remix, Redpill took the “newschool”-techy route that he is known for from tracks like Flesh & Blood or his Rido collab Time.
Compared to the first remix a bit of a vibe switch for sure, but I think we needed that. He even sneaked in a cheeky voice sample from the executive director of the WHO’s health emergencies program in there at the end. The third remix is Agressor Bunx’s take on the frog-croaking classic Jibba Jabba. Even though they didn’t stray too far off the original, the changes they did certainly succeeded in updating it to the current “modern” neurofunk sound.
Finally, we have Prolix on remix duties for Scanners. The TrendKill label boss managed to transform the original fast-paced neuro roller into one of the biggest bangers of this year. Absolute monster of a remix. Hide your shoes somewhere safe.

2. Current Value - Time Gap [Blackout]

Recommended if you like: Machine Code, Underhill, Curry Value
Why don’t we stay in the neuro spectrum for a little while longer?
Let’s talk about one of DnB’s most productive producers of our time: Current Value. Seriously, just scroll through his releases on Spotify. It takes a while. After releasing two albums last year (just let that sink in), PUER on Souped Up and Senex on Methlab, the Berlin-based personification of prolificness returns once again to Black Sun Empire’s Blackout with a four-track EP with some of his work to date.
He opens the EP with the titular Time Gap, a track that sums up his appeal in just 4 minutes. Strange vocals, cyberfunk-esque atmosphere and a drop that is just straight up weird. But good weird. Chaotic weird. The follow-up Operator reminds me of the more stepper-y tunes on his Methlab album Senex. How he keeps finding this strange sounds is a mystery to me.
Planar is an endless barrage of noises coming straight for your ears, but arranged in such a way that you still end up enjoying it. The EP closer Deadspot sounds a bit like my neighbours banging on my door to keep the noise down. What I’m saying is, this EP might not be for everyone. But it certainly is for me. If you like strange and unique drum and bass, you’ll be in heaven.

3. Various Artists - Modern Soul LP 5 [Vandal Ltd]

Recommended if you like: GLXY, Redeyes, Halogenix
I think we all deserve a break after the madness we just witnessed. Good thing Vandal Ltd just released their fifth installment in their Modern Soul compilation series!
Founded in 2014 by SKS and Redeyes, the sister label of Toulouse-based Vandal Records has since then become one of the finest places to find soulful and deep liquid. The Modern Soul series perfectly encapsulates what the label is all about. Regularly featuring genre legends like Lenzman, Monty or GLXY, mixed in with contributions by some of the best up-and-coming liquid producers, it is always worth checking out.
And this installment is no exception. While the big name tracks on this release by Monty, Invadhertz, Amoss and Mark Dinimal (also known as MD or one part of Data 3) are all just excellent, the relatively lesser known producers also put in their work.
Arp XP’s provides such a chill vibe that it made me want to check out more of their back catalogue, Rizzle is once again on fire, Vandal regular Forum’s contribution is also very much something to look out for and Arcatype delivers not just one, but two great vibes. Last but definitely not least we got some delightful tracks by Phase and LaMeduza, legendary french producer Peyo, polish hidden gem In-Deed and Metalheadz regular Adred.
Perfect lovely vibes for a chill sunday.

4. DKN - Auf Den Start / The Peak [Subtitles Music]

Recommended if you like: Survey, GROUND, Grey Code
It’s time. For what? Do you really have to ask? For the Underrated Track Of The Week™ of course! This week’s pick might not fit in completely, because I’m sure the creator will become way more famous in no time. I mean, the A side was even played by Dimension in his DJ Mag livestream on saturday. Oh well, still worth talking about.
I’m of course talking about DKN’s debut release Auf Den Start / The Peak on Teebee & K’s label Subtitles Music. If you listen to the double single you will understand why I believe that this man will blow up very very soon. The Brightonian DKN rose through the ranks with his mixing abilities, winning the Data Transmission DJ Competition in 2015 and eventually catching the attention of TeeBee. Soon enough he was featured on Subtitle Music’s Podcast The Sub Club, culminating in this debut release on that same label.
Both Auf Den Start and The Peak bring a lot of raw and deep energy to the table. Both use great vocal samples that are stuck in my head for hours after listening to them. In conclusion: Both are bangers. My favorite has to be The Peak though, just because of that fast-paced high-pitched instrument (wish there was a shazam for instruments) that comes in half-way through the rolling drop. If this is just the debut release, imagine what else he has in store.
Other Hidden Gems this week:
  • Speksi - Beg / Veil (hooooly Magnetude vibes)
  • Drumsik - Noise In My Mind (was already released on Beatport previous, but it’s really really good and I missed it before)
  • Freqax - Upfack the Cosmofunk Sloth
  • Vypes - Brand New  

New Releases

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2020.07.09 20:33 ianvideo 9th July 2020 - Wimbledon Re-Lived 2005: Venus Williams - Game Changer

Show Notes

Venus Williams’ 4-6, 7-6, 9-7 victory over Lindsay Davenport in 2005 is the longest women’s final in Wimbledon history, and possibly the greatest.
We discuss the sustained excellence from both players, the joy of watching Venus in her prime, the way she fought for equal prize money the night before the final, and how her uninhibited and jubilant celebration revealed a side to her which we don’t usually see.
Davenport also describes the particular challenge of facing Venus on grass, the point the match slipped away from her in the deciding set, and how she was able to appreciate how good the match was even while playing it.
The Tennis Podcast is presented by Catherine Whitaker and David Law, and features Matt Roberts. It is produced weekly year-round, and daily during the Grand Slam tournaments. It is crowdfunded by listeners each December.
* TENNIS RE-LIVED \*
We will be doing daily shows throughout the original Wimbledon dates, looking back on some of the tournament’s best matches and most important stories. You can watch a full replay of Venus Williams vs. Lindsay Davenport from 2005 on YouTube, as well as Rafael Nadal vs. Roger Federer from 2008, which we will be covering tomorrow.
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Hosts

Catherine Whitaker
David Law
Matt Roberts

Guests

Lindsay Davenport

Location

UK

Stats

Length: 1 hr 02 mins 08 secs
Date: Thursday 9th July

Podcast Episode Link

https://play.acast.com/s/thetennispodcast/wimbledonre-lived2005-venuswilliams-gamechanger
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2020.07.09 07:45 Justwonderinif Golden State Killer Timeline V

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2020.07.08 18:24 ianvideo 8th July 2020 - Wimbledon Re-Lived 2004: The making of an unrivalry

Show Notes

When Maria Sharapova beat Serena Williams in the 2004 Wimbledon final, few could have predicted the path their rivalry would take over the next fifteen years.
In this episode, we discuss why Sharapova’s run aged 17 wasn’t completely out of the blue and the way in which Serena was slightly under prepared, and Mary Carillo explains what impressed her most about Sharapova’s performance on that day and why she felt Serena was surprised by Sharapova’s level.
Then, we look more closely at the development of the Serena-Sharapova “unrivalry”, including an analysis of the language Sharapova used to frame herself against Serena in her autobiography.
Finally, Sharapova’s coach of seven years, Michael Joyce, gives an insight into the Maria he knows, the pressure she was under after winning Wimbledon aged 17, and why he thinks Serena came to dominate their matches.
The Tennis Podcast is presented by Catherine Whitaker and David Law, and features Matt Roberts. It is produced weekly year-round, and daily during the Grand Slam tournaments. It is crowdfunded by listeners each December.
* TENNIS RE-LIVED \*
We will be doing daily shows throughout the original Wimbledon dates, looking back on some of the tournament’s best matches and most important stories. Extended highlights of Maria Sharapova vs. Serena Williams from 2004 are available on YouTube, where you can also watch a full replay of Venus Williams vs. Lindsay Davenport from 2005, which we will be focusing on tomorrow.
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Hosts

Catherine Whitaker
David Law
Matt Roberts

Guests

Mary Carillo
Michael Joyce

Location

UK

Stats

Length: 1 hr 09 mins 55 secs
Date: Wednesday 8th July

Podcast Episode Link

https://play.acast.com/s/thetennispodcast/wimbledonre-lived2004-themakingofanunrivalry
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2020.06.06 21:58 Hitch42 Audio-Drama.com links from May 31 to June 6, 2020

Audio-Drama.com is an online directory of audio drama and spoken word websites, with at least one new link added to it each day. As of this post, there are 4,923 published articles. Here are the newest articles from the previous week:
  1. The Green Horizon (Full Cast Science Fiction Comedy Series) Irish comedy audio-drama that focuses on a na'er - do - well captain and his rag-tag crew as they traverse a war-torn Galaxy in search of fame and fortune. Their journey brings them across many characters and many dangers that they must deal with the only way Irish people can; with a bit of ingenuity and a lot of luck.
  2. The Ageless & Undying (Full Cast Urban Fantasy Series) A fiction podcast chronicling the lives of mythological characters in both ancient and modern times.
  3. Slippery Slope (Full Cast Science Fiction Series) Slippery Slope is an audio drama podcast imagining a near-future wherein certain social elements are taken to their absurdly logical conclusions.
  4. On Top of Hooper's Hill (Full Cast Musical Mystery Series) Follow police sergeant Mary-Anne O'Connell and elusive troubadouarchivist Stormchaser as they get to the bottom of strange mysteries in the isolated valley town of Loup Loup.
  5. RomComPods (Full Cast Comedy Series) What would you do if you were about to marry your college sweetheart... and three days before your wedding... you caught him singing SENSUAL karaoke... with Melissa from sales?!?
  6. Molly of Denali (Full Cast Children's Thriller Series) Meet Molly Mabray, an Alaska Native girl growing up with her parents, family and friends. Over eight episodes, Molly and her friend Tooey discover the identity of a mystery creature that has stolen Molly's birthday cake. Join Molly and the gang and discover what life is like for a typical kid on big adventures in Alaska!
  7. REM Waking World (Full Cast Urban Fantasy Series) REM Waking World, created by Joshua Combes in ISO - is a fantasy fiction podcast following the quest of Jacob Thorne who, while in pandemic social isolation, sleeps too much, dreams too much and then finds himself further isolated in a vast dream world, unable to escape.
  8. Blivet (Full Cast Comedy Series) Inspired by early 1900's Radio Plays and Shows, Blivet is a fully improvised episodic show. Not only does this show find its comedy through improv, it also finds drama and suspense while staying authentic to old time radio plays.
  9. Sapphire Stories (Narrated Drama Series) Sapphire stories is your go-to-plug for outstanding Nigerian fictional stories.
  10. Tome of Tales (Narrated Fantasy Series) Welcome to the Tome of Tales podcast, a collection of short stories, session write-ups, origins, and more from the characters played in TTRPG game Dungeons and Dragons.
  11. Tabletop Baseball with Friends (Role-Playing Drama Series) An actual play podcast of Strat-O-Matic baseball between friends.
  12. Human Story Theatre (Full Cast Drama Anthology) Human Story Theatre focuses on producing new writing with a health and social care issue at heart.
  13. Burning Gotham (Full Cast Drama Series) New York 1835: A City at its tipping point. It's ten years since the completion of the Erie Canal. New York City's population is now over 270,000. Most of these people live below Fourteenth Street in wooden or brick buildings no taller than five stories. The gap between rich and poor is rapidly expanding as each week thousands of new men and women pour onto New York's dangerously overcrowded streets. Many come to earn an honest living. Others for more nefarious reasons. Several historical lives converge in this scripted audio fiction series about the fastest growing city in the world, and the opportunists who shaped it.
  14. The New Normal (Full Cast Comedy Series) "The New Normal is a series of comedy audio plays based in and around the coronavirus pandemic. All produced under strict social distancing conditions. Hopefully providing a little laugh in these dark times. Please enjoy and spread the word not the virus."
  15. The Coronalogues (Full Cast Drama Series) 5 stories from one Edinburgh street during lockdown.... An elderly man forced out of his self isolation, a woman tries to leave her lover, a father-to-be waits for his first born child, a drug mule caught in a trap and an NHS worker tries to get home... 5 people, 5 stories, 1 ending.
  16. Jon Catch (Full Cast Science Fiction Comedy Series) Jon Catch is a "detective" in the sense that he gets paid to look into crimes, not necessary solve them. He is lucky that the new american landscape in which he lives is a time where the powers that be are as apathetic, corrupt and usually as high as he is himself.
  17. Really Important Person Book Club (Full Cast Comedy Series) An audio comedy drama where every episode the current president of the USA sits down with a figure of note to discuss a not very carefully chosen book.
  18. Appropriate Culture (Full Cast Comedy Series) Appropriate Culture is a digital comedy series created by Julian Stephen revolving around characters learning the ways of adulting, dating and work life in a New New York City.
  19. Powers Beyond Their Steam (Narrated Steampunk Series) This is a Steampunk Fantasy series set in Victorian Age England, written for middle-grade readers and those who love them.
  20. Signed, Venus (Full Cast Comedy Mystery Series) When the latest installment of Hayden's favourite travel serial spells out that the anonymous writer does not want readers to come looking for them, Hayden knows that between the lines, it's an invitation. Travel throughout the country of Conclaire is taboo, and for the last ten years, the writer of Signed, Venus has been challenging convention by travelling the land and sending journal entries about their experiences back to their hometown of Coast Venus.
  21. Essentials (Full Cast Comedy Series) A wry, new, six part radio drama which takes place over breakfast in the kitchen of a Yorkshire family. Tension, comedy, and burnt toast whilst they wrestle with the realities of Lockdown UK.
  22. Masala Jones (Full Cast Comedy Series) "Masala Jones" is an outrageous new comedy about one man's journey to become the world's first Indian-American adult actor. Race, sex, love, family...who knew revolutionizing porn would be this hard?
  23. Monsters & Melodies (Role-Playing Fantasy Comedy Series) Welcome to Monsters & Melodies, a collaborative storytelling radio show that uses the Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition system. In this show, storytellers transform into adventurers that bring you entertaining tales set to music created by Midwestern artists.
  24. The Oasis Transmissions (Full Cast Science Fiction Series) Messages from a fledgling, human colony on a mysterious alien world can be heard between bursts of interstellar radio static...
  25. Hollow Public Radio (Full Cast Science Fiction Comedy Anthology) Your source for public radio from every possible reality. Tune to the frequencies of parallel worlds' publicly funded radio programs.
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2020.06.02 21:35 ianvideo 2nd June 2020 - Roland Garros Re-Lived 2002: The Serena Slam Begins

Show Notes

The 2002 French Open final is etched into tennis history as the only meeting between Serena and Venus Williams at Roland Garros and the start of their run of four consecutive Grand Slam finals against each other which ended with Serena winning her first Serena Slam.
How did the sisters take the sport to new heights during this period? What did Venus’ reaction to defeat reveal about her character and her relationship with Serena? And how have their careers shined a light on race issues in tennis?
We also hear from Mary Carillo and Christopher Clarey who talk more about how their sibling rivalry played out on court, the way in which Serena embraced clay more than Venus, and whether or not they enjoyed watching the Williams sisters face off.
The Tennis Podcast is presented by Catherine Whitaker and David Law, featuring Matt Roberts. It is produced weekly year-round, and daily during the Grand Slam tournaments. It is crowdfunded by listeners each December.
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* ROLAND GARROS RE-LIVED \*
We are producing daily shows throughout the original Roland Garros dates, looking back on 15 classic matches and stories from the tournament’s history. Tomorrow’s focus will be Justin Henin’s dominance and her rivalry with Kim Clijsters. Highlights of their 2003 final are on YouTube. We will also be doing editions for Wimbledon.
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Hosts

David Law
Catherine Whitaker
Matt Roberts

Guests

Mary Carillo
Christopher Clarey

Location

In UK lockdown

Stats

Length: 52 mins 18 secs
Date: Tuesday 2nd June

Podcast Episode Link

https://play.acast.com/s/thetennispodcast/8aef860c-874e-498c-b2d8-dbd4fc6aef73
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2020.06.01 19:07 ianvideo 1st June 2020 - Roland Garros Re-Lived 2001: Jennifer Capriati – the crowning, and the cautionary tale

Show Notes

The 2001 French Open saw Jennifer Capriati beat Kim Clijsters 12-10 in the final set to win her second Grand Slam title, but this was just a small part of Capriati’s story, one we tell in full on this podcast with the help of Tom Gullikson (her former coach), Lindsay Davenport (her compatriot) and Mary Carillo (someone who tracked her career closely).
We cover Capriati’s prodigious talent and breakthrough results, her downward spiral and the events which turned her into a cautionary tale, her resurgence and Grand Slam wins, and the way in which she is still troubled today.
Reflecting on her run to the Roland Garros title, we discuss the symbolism of Capriati’s semi-final victory over Martina Hingis and the dramatic but error-ridden nature of the final against Clijsters.
The Tennis Podcast is presented by Catherine Whitaker and David Law, featuring Matt Roberts. It is produced weekly year-round, and daily during the Grand Slam tournaments. It is crowdfunded by listeners each December.
* NEWSLETTER \*
Sign up to get our news, isolation diaries and Matt’s Stat - http://eepurl.com/gbmzRX
* ROLAND GARROS RE-LIVED \*
We are producing daily shows throughout the original Roland Garros dates, looking back on 15 classic matches and stories from the tournament’s history. Tomorrow’s focus will be Serena vs. Venus Williams in the 2002 final, highlights of which are available on YouTube. We will also be doing editions for Wimbledon.
* EMAIL \*
We hope that the podcast helps to provide some form of escape during these challenging times. If you ever feel like writing to us, our e-mail is open – [email protected]
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Hosts

David Law
Catherine Whitaker
Matt Roberts

Guests

Tom Gullikson
Lindsay Davenport
Mary Carillo

Location

In UK lockdown

Stats

Length: 43 mins 01 secs
Date: Monday 1st June

Podcast Episode Link

https://play.acast.com/s/thetennispodcast/363c3c51-8885-4555-8cb8-e8f5bd2b52e1
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2020.06.01 16:40 StellaGraphia Meanings of planets and houses in Mundane Astrology rather than Personal astrology (keep these in mind when looking at this week's events)

Meanings in Mundane astrology are a bit different than in personal, so, with questions of "what is happening" right now in the US (or elsewhere), keep these meanings in mind. Try not to apply personal astrology to these mundane events. Source for these brief meanings is http://www.skyscript.co.uk/ingresses.html At end of this post, I've included a chart of the transits to the US chart on the day the protests began.
Sun:
Moon:
Mercury:
Venus:
Mars:
Jupiter:
Saturn:
Uranus:
Neptune:
Pluto:
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HOUSES
The First House
The Second House
The Third House
The Fourth House
The Fifth House
The Sixth House
The Seventh House
The Eighth House
The Ninth House
The Tenth House
The Eleventh House
The Twelfth House
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Below, I've pasted just a very quick glance at the transits for the USA chart on May 26th, the date the protests began (previously posted in a comment)May 26, 2020 in the USA transit chart:
Transiting Mars exactly squaring the USA Uranus on the day this all began (May 26).
Transiting Uranus exactly inconjunct USA Uranus.
Transiting Chiron in Aries, ruled by mars, sextiling USA Uranus.
Transiting Jupiter inconjunct USA Moon.
Transiting Pluto opposing USA Mercury.
Transiting Pluto inconjunct USA Pluto during this week.
That's not at all a full picture, just some quick grabs from just a normal transit chart.
Edit: one more interesting bit--- the moon, which reprersents the common people in mundane astrology, conjuncted the USA sun (is the president in mundane). Note the protests at the White House this week.
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2020.05.24 07:52 Nocodeyv Devotional to Inana-Ishtar as the Evening Star

I have a small devotional rite, featuring a prayer accompanied by offerings of incense, dates, and a beverage, that I've been performing once a week since the start of May in honor of the Inana-Ishtar. The devotional honors Inana-Ishtar in her guise as the Evening Star, the planet Venus during its nighttime apparition.
I perform the devotional on the fourth day of the week, which, for me, is Wednesday. The logic behind this depends on three factors:
  1. I offset my devotional calendar by one day to help differentiate it from my work week. Where work begins on Monday, my devotionals begin on Sunday.
  2. The order of the planets, in Assyro-Babylonian astronomical texts, is most commonly given as: Moon, Sun, Jupiter, Venus, Mercury, Saturn, Mars.
  3. Inana-Ishtar's sacred number is 15. The people of Mesopotamia used a sexagesimal (base-60) numeric system. 60 ÷ 15 = 4, so 4 and 15 are numbers sacred to her.

I have a small patio in my backyard with a wooden pedestal that I make use of as an altar. On it I set up the incense, offering tray, and libation vessel. Then I find Venus (usually using a free star-gazing app on my phone), and perform my devotional.
It opens with lighting the incense and speaking a verse of five lines:
  1. I praise the Lady of the Evening, the August One
  2. Our Lady stands alone in the pure Heavens
  3. From the midst of Heaven, she looks down with joy at all the lands
  4. As the devoted parade nightly before her
  5. Our Lady reaches the borders of the pure Heavens
This is followed by a chorus of four lines:
  1. Aḫulap, Ishtar
  2. Aḫulap, Ṣupalītum
  3. Aḫulap, Annunītum
  4. Aḫulap, Ulmashītum
After the chorus, I present my offerings and libations, then move on to a second verse, also of five lines:
  1. When the Radiant One, our Venus star, ascends
  2. All in the lands below lift their gaze
  3. The ornament of Heaven, the youthful one, appears like moonlight
  4. And all living creatures bend the knee
  5. Our Lady reaches the borders of the pure Heavens
When I say "all in the lands below lift their gaze," I perform a ritual gesture similar to the Medieval ōrāns, where I extend my hands outward, palms opened to the sky. In Babylonian polytheism these gestures are called shuilla or "lifting of the hand," and are performed to show respect toward a figure of authority.
When reciting the line "and all living creatures bend the knee," I enter a comfortable position from which to spend some time in contemplation. Described by the Babylonians as itti libbīya atammūma "with my heart I kept speaking" (Borger, Esarh. p. 42 i 32), this is a time of internal reflection and introspection.
During this period I contemplate current issues, the nature of Inana-Ishtar, or else order my thoughts into a coherent petition that I will deliver when I'm ready. When finished, I rise and petition the Venus Star (if I formulated one) and then move into the chorus again:
  1. Aḫulap, Ishtar
  2. Aḫulap, Ṣupalītum
  3. Aḫulap, Annunītum
  4. Aḫulap, Ulmashītum
After the chorus I conclude with one final verse of five lines, a laudatory sequences of praises:
  1. You are our Lady, born of Heaven and Earth
  2. Youthful one, ornament of Heaven
  3. In the holy places, the pure places, we celebrate you in prayer
  4. August one, great light of the evening
  5. You bring pure joy to the Black-Headed People
Finally, I close with one final chorus:
  1. Aḫulap, Ishtar
  2. Aḫulap, Ṣupalītum
  3. Aḫulap, Annunītum
  4. Aḫulap, Ulmashītum
Afterward, I clean up my devotional space. I eat the dates (or whatever food I offered) and pour my libation out onto the Earth (we never drink libations in Mesopotamian polytheism). Incense ash is collected and disposed of, and I return inside.

The verses of my prayer are in three sets of five lines each: 3 x 5 = 15, the first of Inana-Ishtar's sacred numbers. The chorus, performed three times, is four lines: 4 being the second of her sacred numbers.
All three verses consist of lines drawn from the Old Babylonian royal praise poem: Iddin-Dagān A: a shìr-nam-ur-saĝ-ĝá to Ninsianna, a translation of which is available on the ETCSL
The word aḫulap, used in the chorus, is described as "an exclamation used to express or seek compassion" (from "An Incantation-Prayer: Ishtar 24" [l. 27, p. 176] in Reading Akkadian Prayers and Hymns: An Introduction by Alan Lenzi).
The four names used in the chorus are:
  1. Ishtar: the standard Assyro-Babylonian name of the Goddess
  2. Ṣupalītum: She of Zabalam, a Sumerian city where Inana's Venus-form was honored
  3. Annunītum: She of the Skirmish, a common name for Ishtar of Babylon
  4. Ulmashītum: She of the Ulmash, a common name for Ishtar of Agade, Sippar-Amnanum, and Uruk
Finally, Inana-Ishtar will only be in her Evening Star apparition for about 7 more days, meaning I will only be performing this particular devotional one more time (Wednesday, May 27) because on, or around June 1, depending on local visibility, Venus will begin its inferior conjunction with the Sun, disappearing from the evening sky. Venus will then reappear in the predawn sky on, or around, June 10, again dependent on local visibility, marking the start of her morning apparition: when she becomes the Morning Star.
I don't have a Morning Star devotional yet, but I will be working on one during Venus' apparition.
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2020.05.18 02:56 ParadigmThreat Plagerist H.G.Wells described and predicted the Heat Ray used on U.S. Military's Active Denial System over 100 years ago.

Q: Do you have any other proof that Martians have influenced Earth affairs?
Don't use the P word. I have my brain, and I hope you have yours ;)
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2020.05.15 22:00 ModernJazz-2K20 A Beginner's Guide to the New Jazz Generation Jazzwise

This is a great place to start if you're not in tune with modern era jazz artists.

Theon Cross, Nubya Garcia, Joe Armon-Jones, Moses Boyd
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SEED ENSEMBLE

Driftglass

Jazz re:freshed
Cassie Kinoshi (as), Miguel Gorodi, Sheila Maurice-Grey (t), Chelsea Carmichael (ts, f), Joe Bristow (tb), Theon Cross (tba), Joe Armon-Jones, Sarah Tandy (p, Fender Rhodes), Shirley Tetteh (g), Xana, Cherise Adams-Burnett, Mr. Ekow (v), Rio Kai (b) and Patrick Boyle (d)
Though Cassie Kinoshi is fully aware of 1960s American civil rights suites such as her alto icon Jackie McLean’s It’s Time!, they didn’t directly influence this debut, with its distinctly British roots and concerns. Perhaps the most concerted attempt so far at a major album from a generation of young London players more attuned to performing, Driftglass draws on Afrofuturism for its hopeful scope, our musical melting-pot for its sound, and Kinoshi’s classical studies for its structure.
Social engagement has again inspired ambitious black American music in these fractious, urgent times, but local racial oppression and liberation animate these songs. ‘The Darkies’ suggests post-war British films’ seedy, street-level jazz noir even as Debussy’s ‘The Golliwog’s Cakewalk’ threads through the tune, trailing both beauty and its title’s archaic presumptions. Poet Xana adds transcendent tower-block dreams in which, “my heart bursts out of my chest like a rocket/As I gather stars in my pocket”. Grenfell Tower’s stubborn symbol of murderous social schism stands accusingly at the record’s heart, as ‘Wake (for Grenfell)’ turns a Langston Hughes line into a mournful work-song chant, pointedly soured by Kinoshi’s tart alto tone.
The SEED Ensemble is another permutation of the London scene’s currently omnipresent players, and their individuality is crucially encouraged. Sarah Tandy splits keyboard duties with Joe Armon-Jones, but it’s her Rhodes’ glistening, slow flow which adds impressionistic colour, on ‘Mirrors’ especially. Lacking the obvious thematic baggage elsewhere, that tune floats free into its own atmosphere. Both the songs’ rigid overall structures and occasionally slack development hold Driftglass back from greatness. But Kinoshi’s debut bursts with often achieved ambition, and time is on her side. Nick Hasted
Cassie Kinoshi Interview

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NÉRIJA

Blume

Domino
Nubya Garcia (ts, f), Sheila Maurice-Grey (t), Cassie Kinoshi (as), Rosie Turton (tb), Shirley Tetteh (g), Rio Kai (b) and Lizy Exell (d)
This long-awaited debut album from one of the most exciting young groups on the UK scene sounds like classic Blue Note with a contemporary London twist. On ‘Riverfest’, ‘Partner Girlfriend Lover’ and ‘Unbound’ strong melodies, richly-scored for the horns, and clever orchestral touches meet bustling grooves stitched with the distinctive silvery lines and creative chord-work of guitarist Shirley Tetteh.
‘Last Straw’ brings funk-rock grit and a bracing solo from trumpeter Sheila MauriceGrey (you could hear it in a 1970s detective movie or the soundtrack to Don Cheadle’s Miles Ahead). And Cassie Kinoshi’s ‘EU (Emotionally Unavailable)’ goes hard, leaving acres of space for the rhythm section who lay down a loose, grungy groove while Kinoshi’s alto spits anguished fire. Later on they shout out hip-hop as Nubya Garcia’s flute whirls through a cloud of effects. The title-track – all ethereal vocals and fluttering guitar – is split in two and returns at the very end. It’s a blissful conclusion to an excellent debut. Thomas Rees
Nerija Interview


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MAISHA

There Is A Place

Brownswood
Jake Long (d), Nubya Garcia (ts, f), Amané Suganami (p, wurlitzer), Shirley Tetteh (g), Twm Dylan (b), Tim Doyle (perc), Yahael Camara-Onono (perc), Axel Kaner-Lindstrom (t), Johanna Burnheart, Barbara Bartz (vn), Tom Oldfield (clo), Madi Aafke Luimstra (vla) and Maria Zofia Osuchowska (hp)
Maisha brings together some of the stars of the young London jazz scene under the leadership of drummer and composer Jake Long. There Is A Place is their debut album and it’s one hell of an opening statement – echoing the work of spiritual jazz greats, including Pharoah Sanders and Alice Coltrane, and working in the infectious rhythms of West Africa.
‘Osiris’ is a dazzling start – a sonic Big Bang that unleashes the album’s lush, richly-textured soundworld. ‘Azure’ and the title-track evoke the tranquility of a Japanese garden, with Garcia adding wisps of flute; while ‘Eaglehurst/The Palace’ and ‘Kaa’ are swaggering and edgy. Here the band’s percussionists and the ticking guitar riffs and jabbing chord work of Shirley Tetteh come to the fore – bringing insinuations of Afro-beat, highlife and funk.
Long has also written some superb arrangements for a guest chamber ensemble, which make the album sound vast. The strings add folky sighs and shimmering clouds of dissonant notes, building beneath the soloists and carrying them higher. There will be inevitable comparisons with Kamasi Washington. Personally, I find Long’s writing more interesting and every bit as cosmic. One of my albums of the year. Thomas Rees


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THE COMET IS COMING

Trust In The Lifeforce Of The Deep Mystery

Impulse!
Shabaka Hutchings (s), Dan Leavers (ky, syn) and Max Hallett (d)
The Comet Is Coming’s name alludes to apocalypse and a sense of human proportion in the cosmos, diving into religious and scientific concepts of end-times and rebirth. This second album confirms UK jazz’s pop culture resurrection while they’re at it. Where Sons of Kemet add Afro-Caribbean roots and ritual to current London music, Shabaka Hutchings helps reach for future visions here.
Updating spiritual jazz for a sci-fi age, Dan Leavers’ east London studio was fully utilised in his and Max Hallett’s flowing, precise production. But though Blade Runner’s soundtrack sometimes inspires Leavers’ synth glides, this is human, not cyborg, music. Big bang-expansive, relentless and restless, with Hutchings’ sax an attacking, integrated element in a bigger sonic picture, it could be played at a rave or place of worship, festival field or urban club. During ‘Blood of the Past’, a clearing appears for poet-rapper Kate Tempest to plead for, “a more soulful connection to land, and to lovers”; “Unable to listen, we keep speaking,” she adds, in an incantation against denatured life which resolves into a climbing Hutchings cry, beats slamming as if into soil.
The dance-floor transcendence of ‘Super Zodiac’ features some of Hutchings’ most exciting playing, his dancer’s feint into its final climactic seconds sending the whole album over the edge. Offering off-beat grime accents elsewhere, Hallett is the Elvin Jones-like energy core of ‘The Universe Wakes Up’ as Hutchings ascends, untroubled, cruising between modal hyper-speed and free rawness, Coltrane rising into view like a lost star. Nick Hasted


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JOE ARMON-JONES

Turn To Clear View

Brownswood Recordings
Joe Armon-Jones (ky, syn), Moses Boyd, KwAkE BaSs (d), David Mrakpor, Mutale Chashi (b), Oscar Jerome (g), Nubya Garcia, James Mollison (ts), Dylan Jones (t), Asheber, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Jehst, Obongjayar and Luke Newman (v)
Fans of Ezra Collective and Nubya Garcia will be familiar with Joe Armon-Jones' soulful keyboard playing, but his second album also establishes him as a gifted composer and producer. Created in collaboration with Maxwell Owin, Turn To Clear View is a beautifully crafted journey through jazz-infused neo-soul, dub, Afro-beat, broken beat and hip-hop that feels like a wander through Armon-Jones’ record collection or a cult mixtape called something like ‘Sounds of London 2019’.
There are some big tunes here, among them ‘Yellow Dandelion’ (a standout feature for vocalist Georgia Anne Muldrow) and ‘Gnawa Sweet’, with its mellow horn lines and killer outro (bassist Mutale Chasi and drummer KwAkE BaSs really dig in). ‘Icy Roads (Stacked)’ is blurry and euphoric, ‘You Didn’t Care’ is a powerful tenor feature for Nubya Garcia and ‘The Leo & Aquarius’ is a neo-soul jam sandwiching a few choice verses from rapper Jehst.
It’s as much about the little details though: the electronic murmurs and snippets of endearingly mindless studio chat, spectral field recordings and blurred sax arpeggios (very To Pimp A Butterfly) that segue the tracks and give the whole thing such a wonderful sense of flow. Turn To Clear View is full of personality, which ties in nicely with the album’s message, hinted at in ‘Yellow Dandelion’ and confirmed by vocalist Obongjayar’s husky encouragement on the final track: “Be yourself”. Thomas Rees


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ASHLEY HENRY

Beautiful Vinyl Hunter

Sony
Ashley Henry (p, ky), Theo Croker, Keyon Harrold (t), Judi Jackson (v), Sparkz (rap), Daniel Casimir (b), Eddie Hick, Marijus Aleska (d), Artie Zaitz (g), Makaya McCraven (d), Binker Golding (ts) and Moses Boyd (d)
London pianist Ashley Henry has made significant steps forward over the last five years or so by holding down several invaluable gigs as a sideman with fine British and American bandleaders – Theo Croker, Keyon Harrold, Jean Toussaint among others – as well as developing his own music. This debut long player is very much a consolidation of his progress to date and the presence of the aforementioned as well as some of the young Turks of UK jazz – Binker & Moses, Daniel Casimir, Eddie Hick – makes this a transatlantic affair with a contemporary edge.
As he made clear on last year’s Easter EP, Henry is plugged into the populist source of black music and the marked hip-hop and soul sensibilities of the material reflect the inspiration drawn from the likes of Robert Glasper among others. A confident yet measured soloist, Henry is also a producer who is concerned with the challenge of both songwriting and beat-making, and some of the most accomplished pieces on the record see him balance these skills with guests such as Mancunian rapper Sparkz and London-based American vocalist Judi Jackson. An auspicious account-opener from a talented player whose commercial appeal does not come at the expense of his artistic integrity. Kevin Le Gendre
Ashley Henry Interview


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BINKER GOLDING

Abstractions Of Reality Past & Incredible Feathers

Gearbox
Binker Golding (ts), Joe Armon-Jones (p), Daniel Casimir (b) and Sam Jones (d)
Saxophonist Golding shows his versatility on an enjoyable set. This is a markedly different proposition to the duos formed with Moses Boyd and Elliot Galvin insofar as there is less abstraction in the material, and the additional resources of the quartet are deployed with suitable flair and restraint.
Mostly set at ambling mid-tempo, the tunes are all Golding originals that show the strength of the blues as an ongoing source of musical inspiration as the leader investigates its various related idioms, from 1960s hard bop to 1990s neo-soul, all the while retaining a strong composer’s signature. Themes are clearly mapped, sometimes with a dancing quarter-noted led character, sometimes with more wistful long tones, and Golding’s improvisations are well-paced developments that build steadily rather than rushing towards a crescendo, allowing effective input from a rhythm section whose cohesion has been honed through extensive work with artists such as Nubya Garcia.
The occasional forays into reggae-inflected territory also appeal, and if Sam Jones’ crackling rimshots are particularly resonant then the imprint of legendary engineer James Farber, who mixed this in New York after the session was done at Abbey Road, is worth noting. At its peak this album has some of the modernist gospel finesse of Billy Harper, but Golding asserts himself convincingly as a writer-player who has an appealing voice of his own. Kevin Le Gendre


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THEON CROSS

Fyah

Gearbox
Theon Cross (tba), Nubya Garcia (ts), Moses Boyd (d), plus Wayne Francis (ts), Artie Zaitz (el g), Nathaniel Cross (tb) and Tim Doyle (perc)
Having built momentum with EPs, gigs and a gathering media storm, many of London’s new jazz generation are finally making their album debuts. Tubist Theon Cross has already made his name on LPs with Sons of Kemet – Fyah, though, helps define how a changing London is changing jazz.
The fat tuba squelch reverberating through the first seconds of ‘Accelerate’ is a statement of intent matched by the runaway, intricate momentum which follows, from a dream trio completed by Nubya Garcia and Moses Boyd. As dance music, this is funk turned inside-out, finding off-kilter rhythmic emphasis under grime’s influence.
Cross and Boyd are tireless, Blakey-esque engine rooms for the new beat, which they speak as a native tongue. ‘Panda Village’, meanwhile, uses synths to add a gleaming sheen, production technique no longer a shibboleth in UK jazz studios. As important as Cross’s borrowing from contemporary musical contexts are the elements he retains from jazz. ‘Letting Go’ is all whispered hi-hat hisses and subtle interweaving by Cross and Garcia. ‘CIYA’ is boppishly beautiful, like a lost Blue Note tune. Cross’s conversationally inviting solo, like the introspective quiet during ‘Letting Go’, offers individuality worth as much as the community this scene describes. Nick Hasted


https://preview.redd.it/s9yi4zrnhzy41.jpg?width=800&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=4da97f9a403bc6ce55491ab5ad8a45764767275b

DANIEL CASIMIR & TESS HIRST

These Days

Jazz Re:freshed
Daniel Casimir (b), Tess Hirst (v), Robert Mitchell (ky), Tobie Carpenter (g) and Olly Sarkar (d)
Tess Hirst’s words give barbed force to Daniel Casimir’s open-hearted music, which is grounded in hard bop while exploring a wider palette. Mingus’s dramatic litany of persecution, ‘Fables of Faubus’, is adapted to our own fearfully racist moment during ‘These Days’, while over brewing Blakey-esque drums, ‘What Did I Do’ digs into Hirst and Casimir’s home streets in London’s far west, where disrupting crime and change alienate, and the singer wonders “if the patient will survive the operation”.
A bluntly titled instrumental with added Hirst lyrics imminent, ‘They Come Over Here’, is spy-movie ominous, suggesting surveillance paranoia and the Specials’ haunted ska dancehalls with the serrated edge of Tobie Carpenter’s guitar, Casimir’s jittery bass and Jerry Dammers-like, cinematic piano. Guyanese-Briton John Agard’s rebel poetry also acerbically interjects, riding Windrush currents: “Me not no Oxford don/ Me a simple immigrant from Clapham Common... I don’t need no axe/to split up your syntax.” Instrumental or otherwise, this is another bulletin from a London scene engaged and unquiet about careless injustice. Nick Hasted
Daniel Casimir Interview


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CAMILLA GEORGE

The People Could Fly

Ubuntu Music
Camilla George (as), Sarah Tandy (p, Fender Rhodes), Daniel Casimir (b, el b), Femi Koleoso, Winston Clifford (d), Omar Lye-Fook, Cherise Adams-Burnett (v), Shirley Tetteh (g) and Quentin Collins (t)
African folk tales of slavery and lost powers of flight sent Camilla George to sleep as a child in Nigeria. An enflamed imagination and restless nights must have followed, judging by spiritual jazz lullaby ‘Little Eight John’, in which Cherise Adams-Burnett warns of “raw head and bloody nose” from whatever awaits wakeful children in the unknown dark. George’s second album explores her nostalgic memories of these slavery-steeped stories.
Leading a band of peers in London’s new jazz scene, her alto playing is so sunnily optimistic that the shackles fall from her subjects, even before ‘The People Could Fly’ recalls myths of former freedom. Rattled chains introduce the sourer, knowing tone of George’s slow blues on ‘The Most Useful Slave’, followed by British soul elder Omar vocalising Curtis Mayfield’s lament for the slavery by other means of America’s drugs apocalypse, ‘Here But I’m Gone’. But George’s warmly liberated character dominates. As so often with this group of players, it’s remarkable how traditional she is on several hard-bop solos. It’s the soft power of an open heart and mind which keeps her music present-tense. Daniel Casimir’s limber funk bass and Shirley Tetteh’s sometimes Afro-funk-inflected, bubbling guitar prove the scene’s subtle variety, and their own worth as versatile, Most Valued Players.
The incubation of George’s talent in Gary Crosby’s Tomorrow’s Warriors, Courtney Pine’s Venus Warriors and Jazz Jamaica shows how determinedly British jazz’s black elders are passing torches. Flowering in a new generation, this is the sound of a woman who has already overcome. Nick Hasted

Link to article: https://www.jazzwise.com/features/article/a-beginner-s-guide-to-the-new-jazz-generation
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2020.05.03 18:00 llaverna Weekly Round-Up: April 27th - May 3rd

Previous thread: April 20th - April 26th

Here's everything that happened in the /bangtan realm within the past week, compiled for your convenience! If you have feedback, please leave a comment or send me a PM.
The latest weekly round-up can be found in the sidebar of the subreddit. The link to the archive of past round-up posts can always be found in the wiki index.

Megathreads

200502 BTS @ Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards

News & Information

200427 IU To Release New Single on the 6th of May Featuring BTS Suga

Tour news

200428 BTS MAP OF THE SOUL TOUR Complete Rescheduling Notice

Merchandise news

200501 BTS DIY Cubic Painting set to be released on May 6th on 11st (online retailer)

Expired news

200427 Weverse shop is restocked on everything.
200429 The Late Late Show With James Corden Will Re-Airing BTS Carpool Karaoke Tonight

Official Media

Type Date Title Thread
Bomb 200430 [BANGTAN BOMB] A Boisterous Shooting of '3J' Thread
Bomb 200503 [BANGTAN BOMB] '보.라.해' VCR time behind Thread
Run BTS! 200428 Run BTS! 2020 - EP.102 Thread
Teaser 200428 IU - 에잇 (eight) (Prod. & Feat. by SUGA of BTS) Image Teaser Thread
Teaser 200428 BTS(방탄소년단) 'BREAK THE SILENCE: DOCU-SERIES' Official Trailer Thread
Teaser 200430 IU - 에잇 (eight) (Prod. & Feat. SUGA of BTS) IU Teaser Image 2 Thread
Teaser 200502 IU - 에잇 (eight) (Prod. & Feat. SUGA of BTS) Moving Teaser Thread
V Live 200427 Jin, Jimin, SUGA Vlive Thread
V Live 200502 SUGA Vlive Thread
YT Live 200428 j-hope live Thread
YT Live 200501 Jimin Live Thread
Other 200427 Learn! KOREAN with BTS EP 08. Numbers: One, Two, Three Thread

Official SNS

Date SNS Title Thread
200427 Weverse Compilation
200427 Weverse Jimin, Jin, SUGA Thread
200428 Twitter Taehyung Thread
200428 Twitter Taehyung 2 Thread
200428 Twitter SUGA Thread
200428 Weverse Compilation
200429 Weverse Compilation
200429 Weibo Jungkook Thread
200430 Twitter SUGA Thread
200430 Weverse Compilation
200502 Weverse Compilation
200502 Twitter SUGA and RM Thread
200503 Twitter Jungkook Thread
200503 Weverse Compilation

CF & Partnerships

200427 Liiv M X BTS - 취향 인터뷰 '진' by KB국민은행 (Jin)
200427 Hyundai Worldwide on Twitter #DarkSelfieChallenge - RM
200428 Hyundai Worldwide on Twitter #DarkSelfieChallenge - SUGA
200428 Hyundai Worldwide on Twitter #DarkSelfieChallenge ft. Jimin
200430 Liiv M X BTS - 취향 인터뷰 '제이홉' by KB국민은행 (j-hope)
200430 BTS x BODYFRIEND - "Duty on Precious" and "Forever"

Articles

Date Publisher Article Thread
200427 Forbes 4 Reasons BTS’s Online Concert Event Was A Great Business Decision Thread
200428 K-media Sports Donga reports that IU first proposed the collaboration to Suga and he accepted the offer, respecting her history of producing & composing songs. Thread
200428 MTV News Welcome to the Delightfully Chaotic World of RUN BTS Thread
200428 Pinkvilla Ex WWE wrestler No Way Jose reveals why he loves BTS Thread
200427 Korea Herald Stella Jang on her growth as singer-songwriter, co-writing BTS’ ‘Friends’ Thread
200429 NME Every BTS Song Ranked In Order of Greatness Thread
200429 Forbes With BTS Concerts At A Standstill, Agency Behind The World’s Most Popular Boy Band Faces Its Biggest Challenge Yet Thread
200429 Billboard The Best Celebrity 'Toosie Slide' Videos, From Justin Bieber to BTS' J-Hope Thread

SNS Mentions

NOTE: Entries with 💜 have new content directly involving BTS
Date 💜 Title Thread
200427 Daddy Yankee Retweeted A Video Clip Of BTS Dancing "Con Calma" Thread
200428 💜 NIve Thread
200428 Just Dance Twitter Thread
200428 Stray Kids Bang Chan played 'Euphoria' on his Vlive Thread
200428 Rapper Substantial comments about J-Hope's dance log video featuring his song with Nujabes Thread
200430 MAX responds to SUGA's recent Twitter update Thread
200503 Lauv reacts to Jungkook’s cover of “Never Not” Thread
200503 Actress Ha Jiwon nominated Taehyung as one of the four people to relay the #ThanksToChallenge Thread
200503 Artists and celebrities responding to Jungkook's "Never Not" tweet (compilation)

Other media

Type Date Title Thread
Video 200430 Seokjin and Jungkook's Mattel Dolls In Selena Gomez's Boyfriend MV Thread
Video 200503 "Venus" danced to j-hope’s ‘Chicken Noodle Soup’ on today's Masked Singer Thread
Other 200501 BTS in an pre-quarantine school magazine

Milestones

Type Date Thread
Charts/Sales 200426 BTS's "ON" Has Become The FIRST Song By A Korean Group with the Most Hours At #1 on MelOn charts (in 2020 so far)
Charts/Sales 200430 The Albums of BTS's Jhope(Hope World), RM(Mono) & Agust D(Agust D) Has Re-entered US iTunes Chart
Charts/Sales 200501 BTS Map Of The Soul: 7 Has Been Certified Silver In The UK For Selling 60k Units
Followers 200502 BTS Has Reached 25 MILLION Followers on Instagram (They become the first group to reach this mark and remain the Most Followed Group on Instagram)
Likes 200428 BTS is the First and Only Artist in YouTube History to have 2 Music Videos with over 13 Million+ likes (BWL & DNA)
Streams 200427 JIMIN's "Lie" has now surpassed 100 MILLION Streams on Spotify (It's their 30th song to reach this mark on the platform)
Streams 200428 BTS is the first group to have thirty songs reach at least 100 million streams each on Spotify
Streams 200501 BTS's 'Mikrokosmos' Has Surpassed 100 MILLION Streams on Spotify (31st song to achieve this)
Other 200503 Jungkook's most recent tweet is now the most commented on tweet in twitter's history

BT21

200428 [With BTS] BT21's sheer cuteness... It's surely inherited.🤔 Thread
200429 [With BTS] BT21 UNIVERSE 3 - Facing Reality Thread
200501 [With BTS] F O C U S E D 👀 Thread

Misc

200428 A guide to using forwarding services with the Weverse Shop!
200429 [Throwback] I NEED U MV & The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Pt. 1 Album was released 5 years ago today
200430 Taehyung stopped by a game server and mentioned that he went to a strawberry farm with all members together
200501 Korean lesson with Magic Shop lyrics
200501 [Unconfirmed] Taehyung left a message in a game room that he wrote several songs and will produce his mixtape and asks us to look forward to it

Subreddit

Rolling /bangtan Awards 2020 nomination form

Top Discussion Posts

  1. [+62] What aspect of each (or one) member do you want to imitate/inspires you?
  2. [+60] Are there any new army during this quarantine period?
  3. [+55] Different bts and bt21 bias?
  4. [+52] I can't choose a favourite
  5. [+48] Which song never fails to improve your mood?

Weekly threads

Fanart

Here are past week's top 5 fanart posts from our sister subreddit, /heungtan!
Submitter Thread
jazzyfrizzle_ Embroidery Patch of MOTS:7 Album Cover :D
jooniespoon I handmade all the outfits from the DNA MV for my Mattel BTS Dolls. Please tell me what you think! 💜
Bonzinho7 Quick sketch of V I did
Faolair Today's livestream gave me a bit of inspiration <3
_WinterBear_ I made a little Yoongi out of clay. The paint job is a bit rough, but I still love him.
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2020.04.23 00:06 Orpherischt "The Characteristics of an Initiation Ritual"

Latest video from Truthstream Media:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RVG8qNLdoY
The Characteristics of an Initiation Ritual
The video examines the Coronavirus farce through the lens of a Mystery Initiation.
I am not sure how well versed in gematria the Truthstream couple is, but...
Q: What is the title?
"A: The Characteristics of an Initiation Ritual" = 1337 primes
On this forum, we have known for a while that:
  • "Initiation" = 369 primes
  • ... "Humanity" = 369 primes
  • "The Alphabet Code" = 369 primes
  • .
  • "Initiation" = 369 primes
  • .. "Humanity" = 369 primes
  • ... "Mind Power" = 369 primes 969 trigonal
  • ... .. .. ... "Matrix Code" = 969 trigonal
  • "Initiation" = 369 primes
Remembering, of course, the famous Tesla quote:
"If you only knew the magnificence of the 3, 6 and 9, then you would have a key to the universe." – Nikola Tesla
The word 'Universe' implies One Verse... One Song... One Line.
  • "Universal" = "Revelation" = 121 in basic alphabetic
And a little while ago, SiriusXM radio offered a new Coronavirus helpline channel, #121:
https://www.wthr.com/article/siriusxm-launches-free-coronavirus-information-channel-help-line
SiriusXM launches free coronavirus information channel, help line
SiriusXM will launch a special 24/7 channel dedicated to providing the latest information on the coronavirus outbreak.
Subscribers and nonsubscribers alike will be able to listen on both active and inactive SiriusXM radios at Channel 121.
  • "The Coronavirus Channel" = 2020 trigonal
  • "Channel the Coronavirus" = 2020 trigonal
  • ... ( "Coronavirus Religion" = 2020 trigonal )
ie. we are all channel.ling(uists) now.
See the film The Truman Show to see how the Dog Star, Sirius is used in a 'funny' way:
The falling of the 'stage light', labelled 'Sirius', begins the clueless Truman's awakening to his fake reality.
I have to link it again, because it's the truth in plain sight - and I will bold the sub-heading rather than the main headline, because the truth is below-the-line (below-the-belt):
https://www.wired.com/story/google-state-sponsored-hackers-coronavirus-phishing-malware/
Google Sees State-Sponsored Hackers Ramping Up Coronavirus Attacks
More than 12 government-backed groups are using the pandemic as cover for digital reconnaissance and espionage, according to a new report.
Which should be read as:
We have faked a pandemic to usher in the final global surveillance state - The One Song - The One Brave New World.
The madness of mind-controlled agents of brutality, followed by 'Journalists' (ie. cameramen of The Show, that will spread The Message):
https://www.reddit.com/southafrica/comments/g6691g/you_know_but_do_you_listen/
You know, but do you listen?
  • "To Know" = "The Proof" = "Counting" = 322 primes
  • ... "but do you listen" = 2020 english-extended
Until the Powers-That-Be get what they want from us, until the Message of the Show has been fully delivered, this madness will go on.
https://www.reddit.com/worldnews/comments/g5wzpt/australian_prime_minister_is_lobbying_world/
Australian Prime Minister is lobbying world leaders to build an international coalition to give the WHO— or another body — powers equivalent to those of a weapons inspector to avoid another catastrophic pandemic like COVID-19
ie. in the words of Emperor Palpatine from Star Wars:
UNLIMMMIIITED POOOWWERRR!
  • "international coalition" = 777 jewish-latin-agrippa
  • ... "sick joke" = 777 jewish-latin-agrippa
  • ... "to cure the flu" = 777 jewish-latin-agrippa
  • "international coalition" = 777 jewish-latin-agrippa
  • ... "great pyramid" = 777 jewish-latin-agrippa
  • "international coalition" = 777 jewish-latin-agrippa
  • ... "numeric ritual" = 777 jewish-latin-agrippa
Q: What?
"A: international coalition" = 777 primes
'Coalition' is euphemism for 'Collision'... which is simply co-elision (to strike out together)
... see: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/elide#Etymology (He lied? Strike out? 'X' marks spot)
  • "The Coronavirus Vaccine" = 777 primes
  • ... "to cure the flu" = 777 jewish-latin-agrippa
  • ... .. .. "sick joke" = 777 jewish-latin-agrippa
  • "The Agenda" = 777 squares
  • "The Coronavirus Vaccine" = 777 primes
https://www.reddit.com/worldnews/comments/g5zpqe/a_coronavirus_vaccine_probably_wont_be_ready/
A coronavirus vaccine probably won't be ready before the end of 2021
  • "The Needle" = 221 primes
Warning: from this point on we get 'gritty':
To cap it off (it does not get more obvious, if you know how to read spells):
https://www.reddit.com/worldnews/comments/g5tegx/doctors_puzzled_by_covid_toes_purple_blotches/
Doctors puzzled by ‘COVID toes’ - purple blotches that are appearing on children's toes, and occasionally fingers, that seem to be an indicator that a child is an asymptomatic carrier of coronavirus
  • "COVID toes" = 357 primes 969 trigonal
  • ... .. .. ie. 'Number' ... and 'Matrix Code'
This can be seen in two ways, and both are 'gross'..
... it's nasty... because ... 'toes' @ 'tush'
... .. .. (ie. anal rape of the entire population is implied, the 'mental children' who cannot see the truth)
... .. .. ( ie. the lemmic dilemma: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Analemma )
... and because the slang term 'cameltoe' implies 'labia of vagina', and thus we see a menstruation joke.
Any time you see blood leaking from the eyes, nose, or ears of a young woman in a TV show or movie - particularly if 'super-powers' are involved (think 'Eleven' from Stranger Things, or the protagonist of Horse Girl), then you are seeing a menstruation joke (seen often in 'horror' films, which is wordplay for 'whore' films / 'her' films)
The word 'film' itself is simply wordplay for 'issues', or 'emissions' (slimy stuff that comes out -- a COR-ruption).
See also the blood sloshing out of the Elevator in The Shining. IT's a menstruation joke.
In Hollywood films, it's always 555 that begins phone numbers.
Coronavirus @ Crown 'o Venus @ 'the birth' of Venus
Coronavirus @ Carnivorus @ 'Carnation' @ Red Flowering @ Red Rushin'
The 'microphone' used to record sound is, like almost all else, a sexual innuendo:
... ( microphone @ micro-phone @ little fanny @ little funny @ little joke )
The word 'streaming' is innuendo.
The phrase 'mainstream media' --> menstruum media
The Blood is the Life
... ie. the lifeblood of jokes.
The word 'allegory' is all about a gory leg.
...
So, other than purple bruises and blood, what is symbolized by purple-splotched 'COVID toes'?
The world is being burnt down, like a Phoenix, so that a new and royal reality can be installed.
The Matrix is being rebutted.
We are All Alone .... so we can be All One.
... do you want to be One with idiots and evil monsters?
https://news.slashdot.org/story/20/04/22/1649234/uk-to-trial-coronavirus-treatments-using-blood-from-survivors
UK To Trial Coronavirus Treatments Using Blood From Survivors
  • "Count" ~= "Accountancy" ~= "Accurate" ~= "Tradition" ~= "Survive" = 393
From the wikipedia page on Tyrian purple (ie. Phoenician blood-red):
The most favourable season for taking these [shellfish] is after the rising of the Dog-star [Sirius], or else before spring; for when they have once discharged their waxy secretion, their juices have no consistency: this, however, is a fact unknown in the dyers' workshops, although it is a point of primary importance.
Everyone 'dying' of coronavirus is 'dying' their iPads or Tampons purple.
Every woman not actively menstruating is an 'asymptomatic carrier' of Covid-19.
The word 'therapy' is a rape joke (and it's only blinkers that stop folks from seeing it)
  • "therapy" = 314 primes (ie. classic american pi)
  • "diamond ring" = 314 primes (ie. legalize the allegory)
Does the pandemic occult the 'coming of the King'? (think 'Bride of Christ' from the Bible)
  • "Matrix Code" = 969 trigonal
  • "Wedding" = 969 jewish-latin-agrippa
Coronavirus @ Crown Virus
  • "Initiation" = "The Born King" = 369 primes
  • "Coronavirus Conspiracy" = 911 primes
  • ... .. .. ... "King Arthur" = 2001 squares
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The vast majority of the 'silly memes' are manufactured by 'Alphabet Agencies':
https://www.reddit.com/southafrica/comments/g64qsh/we_da_best_tribe/
We da best tribe
...
What is the gematria?
  • "We da best tribe" = "Coronavirus" = 1303 jewish-latin-agrippa
  • ... "We da best tribe" = "Government" = 133 basic alphabetic
  • ... "We da best tribe" = "Good Numbers" = 133 basic alphabetic
  • ... "We da best tribe" = "Evolution" = 133 basic alphabetic
  • ... "We da best tribe" = "Extinction" = 133 basic alphabetic
  • ... "We da best tribe" = "Terminator" = 133 basic alphabetic
  • ... "We da best tribe" = 133 basic alphabetic 1303 jewish-latin-agrippa
  • ... .. .. "Math" = "Algebra" = 133 primes
They tell us it's just a product of fake news:
https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/04/fox-news-hosts-have-measurable-effect-on-covid-cases-study-finds/
Fox News hosts have measurable effect on COVID cases, study finds
https://www.reddit.com/worldnews/comments/g5wcou/90_of_the_worlds_students_are_in_lockdown_its/
90% of the world's students are in lockdown. It's going to hit poor kids much harder than rich ones
Unfortunate... or Intention ( Rich @ Reich )
The Butt of Jokes:
https://www.reddit.com/worldnews/comments/g62lcg/oil_surges_as_trump_orders_us_navy_to_shoot_down/
Oil Surges as Trump Orders U.S. Navy to 'Shoot Down' Iranian Ships if They 'Harass' American Vessels
https://www.reddit.com/worldnews/comments/g606ia/trump_orders_us_to_shoot_down_and_destroy_iranian/
Trump orders US to 'shoot down and destroy' Iranian boats 'harassing' US warships
https://www.reddit.com/worldnews/comments/g5t9pz/worldrenown_canals_in_venice_have_become_so/
World-renown canals in Venice have become so crystal clear since the coronavirus lockdown a jellyfish has been seen majestically floating through the water.
Ridiculous!
https://www.reddit.com/worldnews/comments/g5yxbk/airconditioning_spread_the_coronavirus_to_9/
Air-conditioning spread the coronavirus to 9 people sitting near an infected person in a restaurant in China, researchers say. It has huge implications for the service industry.
Just imagine the X-Ray vision required to make this possible
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8cmbmwFAl8
.
Currently 'live' (ie. evil veil) at time of writing:
CORONAVIRUS TASK FARCE
Live: Trump and Coronavirus Task Force Hold White House Briefing
... and the guy speaking now has been chosen to speak because ...
... .. .. he has a "Lisp" = 449 squares [ 56 alphabet ]
.
Appendix:
New post by Derek, examining Microsoft (due to Bill Gates vaccine agenda)
http://gematrinator.com/blog/index.php/2020/04/21/microsoft-founded-by-the-eclipse-code/
I don't have much to add (other than to point out the use of gematria as a useful mnemonic device, as Derek shows with the eclipse code of 1,5 and 6) and ...
... that part of the post looks at the city of Albuquerque ...
... which I suspect we should read as an occult form of "Elven Church".
... Church @ CH.R.CH @ K.R.K @ C.R.C @ "Elf Church" = 333 jewish-latin-agrippa
The Alphabet -> Aleph.Beth -> Ox.Enclosure -> Cattle.Pen [ie. slave perspective]
The Alphabet -> Aleph.Beth -> Bull God's House -> Taurus's Cow -> Bull's Wife [ruler perspective]
Alpha Beth @ Elven Home @ Alfheim @ Elven Haem @ "Elven Blood" = "Bloodlines" = 322 primes
Crude Dragon:
https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/04/the-falcon-9-just-became-americas-workhorse-rocket/
For the first time in three tries, the company successfully landed a first stage booster on an autonomous drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean. The flawless flight brings SpaceX one step closer to the much-anticipated launch of a Crew Dragon spacecraft
  • "The Crew Dragon spacecraft" = 3609 squares (anointed with crocodile fat)
https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/04/there-seems-to-be-no-pattern-to-where-humans-pick-up-new-viruses/
It's all bad
There seems to be no pattern to where humans pick up new viruses
To pick up a new Venus you could go to the local bar, or join a hiking society, or perhaps even hit on the hot secretary at work... except now you can't... because you're stuck at home... following the orders of the elite drama school called 'government', and their fiendish friends, the Seedy See, and that hip bandcamp known as the WHO?
CDC --> C.D.C ---> 3.4.3 -----> 7x7x7 = 343 (the speed of ejaculation)
In my recent internet travels, looking at what people think of coronavirus, I came across, via the stolenhistory.org website, this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wX8nxgVRFf4
I recognized the name of the speaker (perhaps from Derek's gematria talks), but had never followed up.
I approve (even though the word 'Yale' is stamped on the podium).
.
The Riddle of Steel @ Steal @ Heavy Metal @ Blood and Iron
I surveil them, and they surveil me.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OjBg7Zp8-E
'The Demon's Name Is Surveillance' - Meshuggah
Time is ticking, mathematically.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFiDcazicdk
'Clockwords' - Meshuggah
She has CoVen- ... I mean nCoV:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6RWLYkAY3Y
'Bathory Aria', by Cradle Of Filth
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wy_4HUvawyI
'Demiurge' - Meshuggah
From wikipedia:
The word "demiurge" is an English word derived from demiurgus, a Latinised form of the Greek δημιουργός or dēmiurgós. It was originally a common noun meaning "craftsman" or "artisan," but gradually came to mean "producer," and eventually "creator."
... .. .. so keep ask king .. .. ...
... In deed... why purple blotches on COVID toes?
  • "Count Drops" = 474 primes (ie. God is in the "Rain" = "Girl" = 322 trigonal)
This is the Meaning of the Mansion of the Holy Grail (the Holy Girl), whom dyeth every month, yet lives.
Note the Corona surrounding his head - he is crowned by Venus:
  • "Memory of Blood" = 777 jewish-latin-agrippa
  • ... (see the Underworld series of films, featuring the character Micheal Corvinus)
In summarye, this is my suspicion of the True Meaning of the Coronavirus - it is a push - a pressure - from the Masters, from Count Dracula and his servants - so that sum-one, a stranger, a man of the people, will tell the people themselves the truth of things, so that Dracula need not speak haemself.
This is the Initiation of the Mass.
This Message is why Witches and Witch-Kings are burned at the stake when they reveal themselves, and why Trump speaks of 'Stake-holders', when giving his Task Farce news presentations.
Human lips - as above, so below:
  • "Human Voice" = 343 primes
  • .. "Ejaculation" = 343 primes
  • .. .. "A Red Letter" = 343 primes
... and 3.4.3 @ C.D.C @ The Sound of Silence @ The Original Vaccination is a Poultice
  • "This is the Initiation of the Mass" = 343 basic alphabetic (ie. 'Mass Effect')
.
This is arguably the meaning of "Universal Basic Income" = 666 primes
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It's why King Solomon kept a Harem....
... Recent news:
King of Thailand ‘isolates’ from coronavirus with 20 women
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It's why every single sentence ends with a Period.
... ( aka. a Full Stop... a Fuel Stop )
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It's why the Lunar Calendars have been occulted by Solar Calendars.
... The Period is "The Frequency" = 474 primes ... of the Moons.
... .. The underlying meaning of all Mnemonics...
... .. .. ... and the key to "Numerology" = 474 primes
A Mishnaic textual source makes clear that the word gematria is dated to at least the Tannaic period:
Rabbi Eleazar Chisma said: "the laws of mixed bird offerings and the key to the calculations of menstruation days—these, these are the body of the halakhah. The calculation of the equinoxes and gematriot are the condiments of wisdom."
... which is from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gematria
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I have numerous times spoken of The Alphabet Code being an encoding of 'One Thing', and I've over time listed many spells that are multi-spectral gematria matches for 'One Thing'.
The item I have been leaving off of those lists ( being at the time not yet quite sure of things) ... indeed one of the closest matches of all (with 9+ cipher alignments), to 'One Thing' is ...
... .. .. "The Coven"
And this is why, it seems, the patience of the powers-that-be finally expired, and we got the 'disease' called 'nCoV' (ie. it's pig latin), which forces my hand. I want to see the 'lockdown' end, and the people freed from this silliness.
Hence this explicit post.
  • "Divine Feminine" = 911 jewish-latin-agrippa (ie. The Vine; the Grapes of Wrath; the Blood)
A visual metaphor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04cJQ1W99BE (King Arthur & Grail Maiden)
The Masaai famously subsist on cow's blood and milk - but actual cows might be a substitute for a sacred Cow Goddess (ie. Grail Maiden, a 'Boopis', a 'cow-eyed' one). See:
Her archaic association was primarily with cattle, as a Cow Goddess, who was especially venerated in "cattle-rich" Euboea. On Cyprus, very early archaeological sites contain bull skulls that have been adapted for use as masks. Her familiar Homeric epithet Boôpis, is always translated "cow-eyed". In this respect, Hera bears some resemblance to the Ancient Egyptian deity Hathor, a maternal goddess associated with cattle.
Of the epithet 'Boopis'... ponder: Betty Boop.
Of 'Cyprus'... ponder: Ciphers-R-Us.
Below is a page I have been working on for quite a while, but hitherto have only linked deep in obscure wiki pages, since I'd prefer not to be burnt at the stake myself, simply for expounding strange interpretations of numeric codes and the symbols of literature and media.
From March 14th aka 'Pi Day', this year:
https://entertainment.slashdot.org/story/20/03/15/0431246/mit-celebrates-pi-day-with-star-wars-themed-video
[...] Even America's National Security Agency got into the Pi Day fun this year, daring readers on Twitter to try to crack the code hidden in this sentence:
"Now, I make a tasty delicious or hidden treat and share messages decrypted through numbering..."
So, now... what will you do with that information?.
If you have gotten this far, well done. You have a strong attention span.
If you read this document on or near the day I posted it - I urge you to keep a close eye for metaphorical 'reflections' in the media headlines in coming days. You might also want to go back though historical press (and my own post history) and see how this overall message has always been lurking under the surface - the Core sub-text itself.
  • "The Coronavirus disappears and is replaced with (1) Truth"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enEHiPk4dlA
UNDERWORLD - The Corvinus Virus Explained
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EaGUrX8GDs
Therion - 'Adulruna Rediviva' (13m37s)
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EDIT: addendum:
Harry Potter saga - ghostwritten by committee?
If you struggle with genealogical investigations (which is not the reason why I link this article, though it is interesting, if anecdotal), skip straight to page 7 of the file ("Addendum November 3, 2018"), where the author dovetails onto the topic of 'Intelligence' (ie. Alphabet Agencies) and it's propaganda machine, defining the mainstream narrative and destroying morality and human decisiveness.
EDIT2:
And I just found these, by the same writer, who shares my disbelief in the coronavirus farce:
...and a guest writer looks into the statistics and reporting in some detail:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfH8PEqK-eE
Secret Mysteries of the Ancient Goddess
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2020.04.17 16:50 clemaneuverers Evidence for Advanced Culture in Distant Ages: a comprehensive compendium of the most credible archeological OOPARTS (Out Of Place ARTifacts) that have been found in the strata of our earth over the years, by both archeologists and layman alike, complete with details, illustrations and/or photos.

Wikipedia (lol) defines an OOPART as "an artifact of historical, archaeological, or paleontological interest found in an unusual context, which challenges conventional historical chronology by its presence in that context."... and then proceeds to both smear those who discover, defend and are curious about these items; and describe only the "safest", most easily explained and lamest of examples. Since Wikipedia both sucks and blows, below is how that page should read, by all rights of uncensored and unfiltered scientific interest and natural human curiousity. Most of these are taken from appendix B ("Evidence for Advanced Culture in Distant Ages") of the book Forbidden Archeology by Michael Cremo and Richard Thompson. There are many, many more examples of OOPARTS in that book (mostly in the form of eoliths, neoliths, paleoliths, fossilized remains, evidence of the use of fire and "industry"). What follows are some of the more anomalous and controversial finds:
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2020.04.09 00:18 CuteBananaMuffin Global Risks 2013 and X Factor - The Disturbing Report by The World Economic Forum

Global Risks 2013 and X Factor - The Disturbing Report by The World Economic Forum
2013
extracted from 'Global Risks Report 2013'
from Reports.Weforum Website

X Factors
In this section, developed in collaboration with Nature, a leading science journal, the Risk Response Network asks readers to look beyond our high-risk concerns of the moment to consider a set of five X factors and reflect on what countries or companies should be doing to anticipate them.
In a world of many uncertainties we are constantly on the search to identify “X factors” - emerging concerns of possible future importance and with unknown consequences.
Looking forward and identifying emerging issues will help us to anticipate future challenges and adopt a more proactive approach, rather than being caught by surprise and forced into a fully reactive mode.
X factors are serious issues, grounded in the latest scientific findings, but somewhat remote from what are generally seen as more immediate concerns such as,
failed states extreme weather events famine macroeconomic instability armed conflict
They capture broad and vaguely understood issues that could be hatching grounds for potential future risks (or opportunities).
Runaway Climate Change

X Factors: Runaway Climate Change
The threat of climate change is well known.
But have we passed the point of no return? What if we have already triggered a runaway chain reaction that is rapidly tipping Earth’s atmosphere into an inhospitable state?
The natural greenhouse effect is a prerequisite for life. Without it, the Earth’s global average surface temperature would be far below zero. But our planet’s climate is a volatile beast. Small fluctuations in the Earth’s orbit around the sun can exert a major influence on our climate.
So can the varying concentration in the Earth’s atmosphere of heat-trapping molecules such as carbon dioxide, to which we have been adding through greenhouse gas emissions.
How pronounced and how fast the warming will be (and how it will affect rainfall and storminess) is hard to say as even the most sophisticated computer models cannot capture all the factors involved in a system as complex as the Earth. But it could be more dramatic and difficult to adapt to than most scientists predict because of the natural feedbacks in the system, linked to processes in the oceans 1 and on land.2
They have the potential to amplify climate change to a point of fundamentally disrupting the global system.
The much debated questions are where these tipping points lie, how soon they might be reached, whether they can be predicted - and what will happen when they are crossed.3
1 - Schmittner, A. & Galbraith, E.D. Glacial Greenhouse-gas Fluctuations Controlled by Ocean Circulation Changes. In Nature, 2008, 456:373-6. 2 - Arneth, A., Harrison, S. P., Zaehle, S., et al. Terrestrial Biogeochemical Feedbacks in the Climate System. In Nature Geoscience, 2010, 3:525-532. 3 - Lenton, T. M., Held, H., Kriegler, E., et al. Tipping Elements in the Earth's Climate System. In Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2008, 105:1786-93.
The perhaps best-known positive feedback mechanism is the so-called ice-albedo feedback. In a warmer world there will be less snow and sea ice.
Their melting reveals the darker land and water surfaces below, which absorb more solar heat. More absorption then causes yet more melting and warming, and so forth, in a self-reinforcing feedback loop.
The unprecedented thawing of 97% of Greenland’s surface ice in July 2012, for example, has led to a darkening of Greenland’s ice cap, meaning that it will begin to absorb higher levels of solar energy and melt faster still.
Melting of the complete Arctic summer sea ice - the Arctic is expected to be seasonally ice-free by around 2040 - could probably be reversed on human timescales if greenhouse gases are reduced and temperature drops.
But if the several kilometer-thick ice sheets that cover Greenland and Antarctica dwindle, they may not so easily reappear in a cooler world. New ice would have to form at low elevations, where temperatures are higher.
Permafrost melting, land use and vegetation changes, and the effects of changing cloud cover provide for other major feedback mechanisms. Some scientists suspect that by 2040 up to 63 billion extra tonnes of carbon - and up to 380 billion tonnes by 2100 - might be released by the thaw and degradation of permafrost soil alone.4
4 - Schuur, E.A. & Abbott, B. Climate Change: High Risk of Permafrost Thaw. In Nature, 2011, 480:32-3.
Finally, there is the potentially huge feedback effect of water vapor, a natural greenhouse gas in itself.
A warmer atmosphere can hold more water. As the average air temperature soars in response to our burning of fossil fuels, evaporation and atmospheric concentration of water vapor will increase, further intensifying the greenhouse effect. On Venus, this probably caused a runaway greenhouse effect, which boiled away the oceans that may have existed in the planet’s early history.
Luckily, man-made climate warming has virtually no chance of producing a runaway greenhouse effect analogous to that of Venus.
Even so, scientists with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assert that the water vapor feedback on Earth could be strong enough to double the greenhouse effect due to the added carbon dioxide alone.
While climate change debates of the past decade centered on whether or not humans could be responsible for altering a system as great as Earth’s climate, we may be rapidly moving into forced discussions on how best to strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to cope as Earth’s climate auto-pilot mercilessly hurtles us towards a new and unknown equilibrium.
Significant Cognitive Enhancement

X Factors: Significant Cognitive Enhancement

Once the preserve of science fiction, superhuman abilities are fast approaching the horizon of plausibility.
Will it be ethically accepted for the world to divide into the cognitively-enhanced and unenhanced? What might be the military implications?
Scientists are working hard to develop the medicines and therapies needed to heal mental illnesses such as Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia.
Although progress has been slow, it is conceivable that in the not too distant future researchers will identify compounds that improve existing cognitive pharmaceutical enhancers (e.g. Ritalin, modafinil).
Although they will be prescribed for significant neurological disease, effective new compounds which appear to enhance intelligence or cognition are sure to be used off-label by healthy people looking for an edge at work or school.
Enhancement could come from hardware as well as drugs. A handful of studies in people show that electrical stimulation - either directly via implanted electrodes, or through the scalp with transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) - can boost memory.
Cochlear implants are already standard treatment for the deaf, and motor implants for controlling neural prosthetics and devices are developing fast and will likely become more widely available in coming years. Retinal implants for the blind are a bit further behind, but the field is booming and it seems likely that they will be worked out soon.
The best interfaces still rely on invasive brain electrodes (non-invasive techniques do work, but are slow and inefficient), which is the major barrier to these being adopted by healthy people.
But it seems conceivable that within 10 years either we will have a new method for recording brain activity or the non-invasive signals will be decoded more efficiently. Direct brain interfaces of devices and sensors within our lifetimes are not out of the question, opening a new realm of enhanced neurobiology for those who can afford it.
This will pose ethical issues in many walks of life akin to those which surround “doping” in the world of professional sports.
Will we accept the idea that significant cognitive enhancement should be available to purchase on the open market? Or will there be, as there is with performance enhancers in competitive sports, a push for legislation to maintain a more level playing field?
There is, in addition, a significant risk of cognitive enhancement going very wrong.
Cognitive enhancement pharmaceuticals work by targeting particular neurotransmitter systems, and, therefore, will most likely have a wide-ranging action. There is a significant possibility of unintended effects on other systems - for example, drugs to enhance learning may lead to a greater willingness to take risks; drugs to enhance working memory may lead to increased impulsive behavior.
Recent research suggests that, in addition to boosting memory, TMS could be used to manipulate a person’s beliefs of right versus wrong or to suspend moral judgment altogether. It could also be used to “erase” memory and deliberately cause permanent brain damage without the use of invasive procedure or blunt force trauma.
Both the intended and unintended effects of such new technologies would open whole new categories of potential dual-use dilemmas. (Dual-use describes technologies which can be used for good as well as for substantial harm.)
It is not difficult to see how such drugs could find applications in armed forces and law enforcement contexts, or conversely by criminal organizations and terrorist groups.
They could spark an arms race in the neural enhancement of combat troops.5
5 - Tennison, M.N. & Moreno, J.D. Neuroscience, Ethics, and National Security: The State of the Art. In PLoS Biology, 2012, 10:e1001289.
Such advancements could have profound impacts in 20 to 50 years on societal norms affecting how we approach issues including education and training, disparity between groups in society, informed consent and exploitation, and international laws on warfare.
Rogue Deployment of Geoengineering

X Factors: Rogue Deploying of Geoengineering
In response to growing concerns about climate change, scientists are exploring ways in which they could, with international agreement, manipulate the Earth’s climate.
But what if this technology were to be hijacked by a rogue state or individual?
Geoengineering can refer to many things, but it is most often associated with a scientific field that has come to be known as “solar radiation management”.
The basic idea is that small particles could be injected high into the stratosphere (chemtrails) to block some of the incoming solar energy and reflect it back into space, much as severe volcanic eruptions have done in the past.
In stark contrast to decades of technological evolution and political disputes about overhauling energy infrastructure to reduce greenhouse emissions, solar radiation management would act quickly and would be cheap to implement - though side-effects may make it a very expensive option.
Most research has focused on sulphur injection via aircraft. Recent studies suggest that a small fleet of aircraft could inject a million tonnes of sulphur compounds into the stratosphere - enough to offset roughly half of the global warming experienced to date - for US$ 1 billion-US$ 2 billion annually. li
In theory, the technology would be tantamount to a planetary thermostat, giving humans direct control over global temperature.
The direct impact of dimming the sun would be felt within weeks to months.
li - The most detailed cost and engineering analysis was commissioned by David Keith, currently at Harvard University, and conducted by Aurora Flight Sciences. That analysis, formally completed in July 2011, suggests that a small fleet of aircraft could inject a million tonnes of sulphur into the stratosphere - enough to offset roughly half of the global warming experienced to date - for US$ 1-2 billion annually.
However, a long series of ethical, legal and scientific questions quickly arises about countless additional effects that might be much more difficult to assess.
The problem is that incoming solar radiation drives the entire climate system, so reducing sunlight would fundamentally alter the way energy and water move around the planet. Almost any change in weather and climate patterns is likely to create winners and losers, but determining causation and quantifying impacts on any given region or country would be a huge challenge.
Nobody envisions deployment of solar radiation management anytime soon, given the difficulties in resolving a suite of governance issues (evidenced by the fact that even the relatively simple SPICE lii experiment in the United Kingdom foundered in the midst of controversy).6
Beginning with the United Kingdom’s Royal Society, many academic and policy bodies have called for cautious research as well as broader conversation about the implications of such technologies.
lii - Stratospheric Particle Injection for Climate Engineering (SPICE) is a UK government-funded geoengineering research project that aims to assess the feasibility of injecting particles into the stratosphere from a tethered balloon for the purposes of solar radiation management. 6 - Cressey, D. Cancelled Project Spurs Debate over Geoengineering Patents. In Nature, 2012, 485:429.
But this has led some geoengineering analysts to begin thinking about a corollary scenario, in which a country or small group of countries precipitates an international crisis by moving ahead with deployment or large-scale research independent of the global community.
The global climate could, in effect, be hijacked by a rogue country or even a wealthy individual, with unpredictable costs to agriculture, infrastructure and global stability.
The problem is that the only way to truly test solar radiation management is at scale. This potentially conflates large-scale research with deployment, thereby giving rogue nations political cover under the guise of science.
Much research has gone into whether a program could be targeted at the Arctic, for instance, where the impacts of global warming are being felt the most, but some researchers suggest that the impacts could quickly migrate from the Arctic to other regions. Many say that a true test of solar radiation management would have to be global.
Due to such complexities, most of the science to date has been conducted via computer modeling, although scientists are looking for ways to test these ideas with local experiments.
But overall, despite calls for more coordinated government science programs, the funding landscape for this kind of science remains spotty. This leaves a gap for unregulated experimentation by rogue parties.
For example, an island state threatened with rising sea levels may decide it has nothing to lose, or well-funded individuals with good intentions may take matters into their own hands. There are signs that this is already starting to occur. In July 2012, an American businessman sparked controversy when he dumped about 100 tonnes of iron sulphate into the Pacific Ocean off the west coast of Canada in a scheme to spawn an artificial plankton bloom.
The plankton absorbs carbon dioxide and may then sink to the ocean bed, removing the carbon - another type of geoengineering, known as ocean fertilization. Satellite images confirm that his actions succeeded in producing an artificial plankton bloom as large as 10,000 square kilometers.
The individual hoped to net lucrative carbon credits, but his actions may have been in violation of two international agreements.7
Observers are concerned that this may be a sign of what is to come.8
7 - “Decision Adopted by the Conference of the Parties to the Convention On Biological Diversity at its Tenth Meeting: X/33 Biodiversity and climate change”. UNEP, Convention on Biological Diversity, http://www.cbd.int/climate/doc/cop-10-dec-33-en.pdf, 2010; and Lukacs, M. World's Biggest Geoengineering Experiment 'Violates' UN Rules. In The Guardian, 2012. 8 - Macnaghten, P. & Owen, R. Environmental Science: Good Governance for Geoengineering. In Nature, 2011, 479:293.
Costs of Living Longer

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We are getting better at keeping people alive for longer.
Are we setting up a future society that must struggle to cope with a mass of arthritic, demented and, above all, expensive elderly who are in need of long-term care and palliative solutions?
The blessings of 20th-century medicine appear ready to explode with the deciphering of the genome and attendant advances. It is hoped that big inroads against common banes such as heart disease, cancer and stroke may be in the offing.
But these advancements may also enhance risks. Consider the impact on society of a growing number of elderly infirm who are protected from the most common causes of death today, but with an ever deteriorating quality of life, as other ailments that do not kill, but seriously disable, start to dominate.
Current trends are already setting the stage for such a future scenario in the West. The demographics of the Baby Boom are such that, according to conservative estimates, the number of Americans afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease will at least double, to 11 million, by mid-century.9
Similar rises are projected for many countries, with the global population of the demented expected to double every 20 years until it exceeds 115 million in 2050.10
A key driver will be increasing elderly populations and potentially declining fertility rates in low- and middle-income countries.
9 - “Recommendations of the Public Members of the Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services”. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, http://aspe.hhs.gov/daltcp/napa/AdvCounRec.pdf, 2012. 10 - Dementia: A Public Health Priority. 2012. Geneva: World Health Organization
The looming expense of caring for these masses is huge, especially in high-income countries.
The United Kingdom, for instance, spends nearly as much each year caring for the demented (£23 billion) as it does on strokes (£5 billion), heart disease (£8 billion) and cancer (£12 billion) combined.11
And the numbers afflicted with all of these maladies are only going to grow.
11 - Dementia: A Public Health Priority. 2012. Geneva: World Health Organization; and Luengo-Fernandez, R., Leal, J. & Gray, A.M. UK Research Expenditure on Dementia, Heart Disease, Stroke and Cancer: Are Levels of Spending Related to Disease Burden? In European Journal of Neurology, 2012, 19:149-54.
Consider Medicare, the US health program for the elderly.
Assuming no policy changes - for instance, no increase in the age of eligibility - the program’s outlays are expected to exceed its taxpayer-funded income by more than US$ 24 trillion over the next 75 years.12 liii
The spending trend is not limited to government support, either. In the United States, the cumulative total of public and private consumption by the elderly has ballooned in the last half-century.
The burden is accentuated in rapidly ageing countries such as Germany, where the ratio of effective producers per consumer is projected to decline nearly 25% by 2030.13
12 - “Financial Statements of the United States Government for the Years Ended September 30, 2011, and 2010”. Financial Management Services, http://www.fms.treas.gov/f11frusg/11stmt.pdf, 2011. liii - See page 46 and 47 under “financial statements” at http://www.gao.gov/financial/fy2011/11stmt.pdf. Add total liabilities for Medicare parts A, B and D together to get US$ 24.5 trillion. (3,252 billion + 18,854 billion + 7,466 billion) 13 - Lee, R. & Mason, M. “Population Aging and the Welfare State in Europe”. Global Trends 2030, http://gt2030.com/2012/08/01/population-aging-and-the-welfare-state-in-europe/, 2012.

Life expectancy has increased steadily in every decade since 1840, but these gains do not necessarily portend better health in later life.14
Thus, a new wave of disabled seniors may be on the way. The proportion of Americans aged 50 to 64 who reported needing help with personal care activities - such as getting into and out of bed and climbing 10 steps - increased significantly in the decade ending in 2007.
Arthritis was the top cause and diabetes played a prominent and growing role.15
14 - Crimmins, E.M. & Beltrán-Sánchez, H. Mortality and Morbidity Trends: Is There Compression of Morbidity? In The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 2011, 66B:75-86. 15 - Martin, L. G., Freedman, V. A., Schoeni, R. F., et al. Trends in Disability and Related Chronic Conditions among People Ages Fifty to Sixty-four. In Health Affairs (Millwood), 2010, 29:725-31.
Are there fixes that can avert the coming storm?
There are well-known but difficult-to-implement preventive measures that could help us live longer and to have better quality of lives: paramount among them is exercise, with its near-universal benefits for our physiologies and for warding off pathology.16
Obvious ways to mitigate cost implications would include raising the eligibility ages for the programs that support the elderly from the public purse - retirement income, social support services or reduced-cost health care - and raising the retirement age, requiring older adults to be productive economically for longer.
One recent analysis, using a “delayed ageing” model, found that hundreds of billions of dollars in increased costs to the US Medicare and Social Security programs could be entirely offset by raising the eligibility ages for Medicare and Social Security by a few years (from 65 to 68, and from 67 to 68).17
16 - Tatar, M., Bartke, A.& Antebi, A. The Endocrine Regulation of Aging by Insulin-like Signals. In Science, 2003, 299:1346-51. 17 - Goldman, D. Personal Communication. In Nature, Editor 2012.
However, increasing eligibility ages for public services is not a panacea, in part because financial costs are not the only challenge. The impacts of ageing populations will be felt throughout society, from changing best practices in urban planning to impacting social norms on care-giving.
More research is needed to turn chronic conditions to acute conditions (i.e. by developing curative treatments), and to find solutions that increase the capacity of all citizens to manage chronic conditions and to create wealth at the same time.
Discovery of Alien Life

X Factors: Discovery of Alien Life
Given the pace of space exploration, it is increasingly conceivable that we may discover the existence of alien life or other planets that could support human life.
What would be the effects on science funding flows and humanity’s self-image? It was only in 1995 that we first found evidence that other stars also have planets orbiting them.
Now thousands of “exoplanets” revolving around distant stars have been detected.
NASA’s Kepler mission to identify Earth-sized planets located in the “Goldilocks zone” (not too hot, not too cold) of sun-like stars has been operating for only three years and has already turned up thousands of candidates, including one the size of Earth.
The fact that Kepler has found so many planet candidates in such a tiny fraction of the sky suggests that there are countless Earth-like planets orbiting sun-like stars in our galaxy. In 10 years’ time we may have evidence not only that Earth is not unique but also that life exists elsewhere in the universe.
Suppose the astronomers who study exoplanets one day find chemical signs of life - for example, a spectrum showing the presence of oxygen, a highly reactive element that would quickly disappear from Earth’s atmosphere if it were not being replenished by plants.
Money might well start flowing for new telescopes to study these living worlds in detail, both from the ground and from space. New funding and new brain power might be attracted to the challenges of human space flight and the technologies necessary for humanity, or its artificial-intelligence emissaries, to survive an inter-stellar crossing.
The discovery would certainly be one of the biggest news stories of the year and interest would be intense.
But it would not change the world immediately. Alien life has been supposedly discovered before, after all. Around the turn of the 20th century, the US astronomer Percival Lowell convinced many people (including himself) that Mars was crisscrossed by a vast system of canals built by a dying civilization.
But the belief that humankind was not alone did not do much to usher in an era of goodwill and earthly harmony, nor did it stop the outbreak of World War I in 1914. The discovery’s largest near-term impact would likely be on science itself.
Suppose observations point to a potential future home for humankind around another star, or the existence of life in our solar system - in the Martian poles, in the subsurface oceans of Jupiter’s frozen moon Europa, or even in the hydrocarbon lakes of Saturn’s moon Titan.
Scientists will immediately start pushing for robotic and even human missions to study the life forms in situ - and funding agencies, caught up in the excitement, might be willing to listen.
The fledgling space economy had a big year in 2012, which saw the birth of space trucking when the first commercially built and operated spacecraft had a successful rendezvous with the International Space Station, and a host of celebrity billionaires declared intentions to make asteroid mining a reality.
Discovery of an Earth 2.0 or life beyond our planet might inspire new generations of space entrepreneurs to meet the challenge of taking human exploration of the galaxy from the realm of fiction to fact.
Over the long term, the psychological and philosophical implications of the discovery could be profound. If life forms (even fossilized life forms) are found in our solar system, for example, the origin of life is “easy” - that any place in the universe life can emerge, it will emerge. It will suggest that life is as natural and as ubiquitous a part of the universe as the stars and galaxies.
The discovery of even simple life would fuel speculation about the existence of other intelligent beings and challenge many assumptions that underpin human philosophy and religion.
Through basic education and awareness campaigns, the general public can achieve a higher science and space literacy and cognitive resilience that would prepare them and prevent undesired social consequences of such a profound discovery and paradigm shift concerning humankind’s position in the universe.
Conclusion
The eighth edition of the Global Risks report has sought to highlight the theme of resilience in the context of systems thinking.
Exogenous in nature, global risks cannot be adequately managed or mitigated by any single organization. We have introduced the conceptual framework of Professors Kaplan and Mikes,1 contrasting “external” risks such as global risks with “preventable” and “strategic” risks, to assist clarity of thought about how global risks should be approached.
Whenever it is difficult to predict how and when a risk will manifest, nurturing resilience is the preferred approach.
1 Kaplan, R.S. & Mikes, A. Managing Risks: A New Framework. In Harvard Business Review, 2012.
Throughout this report we have sought to frame risks in a systems context given its nature of interdependencies and to assist clarity of thinking about the best ways to build resilience.
Our three risk cases have discussed what happens,
when two major systems are stressed simultaneously (Testing Economic and Environmental Resilience) when a seemingly more minor system punches above its weight (Digital Wildfires in a Hyperconnected World) when we become complacent in the continued ability of a system to stay one step ahead of a changing problem (The Dangers of Hubris on Human Health)
In the Special Report, we explored the thinking of systems theorists about how to build resilient systems, describing how five components – redundancy, robustness, resourcefulness, response and recovery - can be applied to selected national subsystems.
As ever, this report forms the starting point of dialogue, which will continue throughout the year through a number of channels:
our dedicated virtual platform for members of the Risk Response Network’s trusted community the Resilience Practices Exchange workshops with our report partners and their stakeholders regional events around the world our Annual Meetings in the People’s Republic of China and in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, where the theme for 2013 is resilient dynamism
Specifically, in 2013 we will take forward the task of building a trusted network of risk experts to help global leaders map, mitigate, monitor and enhance resilience to global risks.
And we will work to develop and refine the National Resilience Rating proposed in the Special Report.
The hyper-connected nature of the modern world makes it increasingly urgent to understand how best to build resilience in the face of global risks.
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2020.04.06 21:15 realfootballUK 6th April 2020 - Miami Re-Lived: Venus vs. Serena 1999; Murray vs. Ferrer 2013

Show Notes

To launch Tennis Re-Lived, Catherine, David and Matt look back on two classic Miami finals, starting with the first ever final between the Williams sisters in 1999. What was most noticeable about Venus and Serena’s respective games and personalities at the time? How was women’s tennis talked about in this era? And in what way was Richard Williams front and centre?
Turning to Murray and Ferrer’s epic in 2013, how did the match become so dramatic after a ropey start? Has there been a more shocking sight in tennis in recent memory than Ferrer cramping? And in what way did this match set the tone for their seasons?
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Stats

Length: 1hr 07 mins 05 secs

Date:

Monday 6th April

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2020.04.02 10:48 ianvideo 2nd April 2020 - Wimbledon cancelled; Grass court season shelved - Our reaction

Show Notes

We knew it was coming, and yet it still felt shocking, and it still hurt.
After Wimbledon announced its 134th edition would not take place, and the rest of the grass court season was abandoned because of the Coronavirus, Catherine Whitaker, David Law and Matt Roberts were joined on The Tennis Podcast by Simon Briggs, the Tennis Correspondent of The Telegraph.
Was there any alternative? What sort of impact will the cancellations have on the tennis world, and those working within it? And when can the sport realistically return?
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David Law
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Simon Briggs

Location

In self isolation in the UK

Stats

Length: 36 mins 47 secs
Date: Thursday 2nd April

Podcast Episode Link

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