The weather is finally going to warm up in the city today, temperatures in the 40s. With that, we find both positives and negatives as usual. On the upside, yesterday's rain washed away much of the snow leaving the streets passable and pedestrians finally able to get around, especially the disabled and moms pushing baby carriages. Today is definitely a well needed breath of fresh air in the middle of one of the worst winters on record. On the downside ... between the freezing and the thawing ... that pattern repeating most of the winter ... there are many deep and dangerous potholes ... so both drivers and pedestrians should be careful. Then there's the flooding that will come now that the snow is starting to melt.
I've heard some crazy stories this winter about ice. One client in New Jersey got into her car to go to work only to discover that her tires were frozen to the ground. Another woman went to the beauty salon - had her hair colored and cut - but didn't have enough time to have it blown dry. She put on her coat and hood and ran to her car parked just outside the salon. When she pushed back the hood - her hair had frozen icicles hanging from it. And the stories go on and on.
On another note ... money ... reviewing all about the Banknote
One of the markets that's starting to move now, is the real estate market. I wouldn't have expected it to start up quite this early in the season, especially with the weather, but it seems that things are getting busy. People are still looking for foreclosures to renovate and roll over. If you know how to "work it" in the real estate market you could make an investment and live off of the profits. There's nothing new about that. This is not a bad time to invest if you can get a really great bargain and you know someone who can modernize an old building reasonably.
I don't really follow the stock market - it's simply not my thing. I know that men love to involve with the stock market - often like a game or as a means of getting income without having to work. Whatever works ... successfully.
California scored with another Powerball winner Wednesday night. The winning ticket was sold at a Chevron station in Milpitas in Santa Clara County, the state lottery said. The store will get a $1 million bonus for selling the ticket. Congratulations!
The Ukraine - Unlike the fight for freedom, and resulting violence, in other regions around the world, the Ukraine is not a Third World country. The freedom of the people there is not only important, it is symbolic.
Ukraine: Seventeen protesters killed as EU talks begin BBC - February 20, 2014
No matter how you look at it ... souls can no longer be suppressed ... existing in meaningless endeavors they call their daily lives. They want freedom and opportunity in career and life. New generations, old generations and those of us in between ... know it's all going somewhere ... the momentum accelerating as we come to a place we know we can be free.
In this subroutine of the hologram, humans are programmed to understand that with each passing year, we are programmed to be both rich and poor in all aspects of our lives, and that anything can and will change in an instant. You can be successful in business and love one day - and lose it all the next. You have to be adaptable and go with the flow not with your ego, even when life makes no sense.
You tend to "feel" that there is a balance to the scales ... the checks and balances of life that are going to make it all worth the effort ... sadly that may not be the case in your end time programming. You also have to be strong enough to rebuild in the world with the word "build" has different meanings than when you were younger, as societies and economies change. You often have to reinvent yourself and you don't even realize it at first, or until it's too late. The past is done, recorded, and right now means nothing in the bigger picture of your experience here.
All of this may sound confusing, but for some reason I think humanity is supposed to be confused and unfocused at this time, perhaps to disconnect at the end. Your patience will be tested to the max in whatever time remains. Hold-fast to your believe systems unless they are antiquated, then once questioned and doubted, quickly let them go.
Plan your finances realistically - for any contingency that may occur. Do not take on the responsibility of someone else's life because you will probably wind up being disappointed.
What used to take a lifetime to experience, now takes a decade, or a year, or a month, or a week, or a single experience ...
I have "seen" this image forever - now on Brian's website. I call it "Waterfalls that run together".
Now I hope to understand it.
"What is space? Brian explains about the hologram towards the end.
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An analysis of Einstein's 1931 paper featuring a dynamic model of the universe PhysOrg - February 19, 2014
A paper published in the European Physical Journal H provides the first English translation and an analysis of one of Albert Einstein's little-known papers, "On the cosmological problem of the general theory of relativity." Published in 1931, it features a forgotten model of the universe, while refuting Einstein's own earlier static model of 1917. In this paper, Einstein introduces a cosmic model in which the universe undergoes an expansion followed by a contraction. This interpretation contrasts with the monotonically expanding universe of the widely known Einstein-de Sitter model of 1932.
New Geometric Solids
After 400 Years, Mathematicians Find a New Class of Solid Shapes Live Science - February 19, 2014
The work of the Greek polymath Plato has kept millions of people busy for millennia. A few among them have been mathematicians who have obsessed about Platonic solids, a class of geometric forms that are highly regular and are commonly found in nature. Since Plato's work, two other classes of equilateral convex polyhedra, as the collective of these shapes are called, have been found: Archimedean solids (including truncated icosahedron) and Kepler solids (including rhombic polyhedra). Nearly 400 years after the last class was described, researchers claim that they may have now invented a new, fourth class, which they call Goldberg polyhedra. Also, they believe that their rules show that an infinite number of such classes could exist.