Wednesday, September 30, 2015


Tesla X

If you could design the perfect car - what features would it have? Safety should be at the top of your list as so many people are hurt and killed on the road each year. Of course that would take away from this pattern ... life changing financial settlements ... thus leaving people to find another way to get money without having to work for it. There is always a method to the madness.

Would your perfect car drive itself? People are trying this concept which can be scary to those of us who like to feel in control and have driven for years if not decades. The question remains ... would you trust your life to a car that drives itself? Maybe not today but perhaps in the future.

How would your perfect car be powered? Done with gasoline dramas? For sure.

Ellie visualizing ... My perfect car would have the ability to fly with the option to drive itself. It would have all kinds of cool tech and could get me anywhere in record breaking time thus doing away with air travel and its issues. The next step ... a portal.

Tesla X in the news ...

  Tesla unveils Model X electric car with Falcon Wing doors   BBC - September 29, 2015
Silicon Valley electric car-maker Tesla has launched its third model to date - a sports-utility vehicle distinguished by its double-hinged "falcon wing" rear doors, which unfurl themselves upwards to help parents put their children inside. The Model X was unveiled nearly two years later than originally scheduled. The firm's chief executive Elon Musk acknowledged that the "difficulty in engineering" some of the parts involved had been greater than he had originally expected.

The $130K Tesla Model X is Badass - Review   Tech Crunch - September 30, 2015
It will be billed as the world's quickest SUV - 0 to 60 mph in as little as 3.2 seconds. But it also has the extra space of a crossover, and some key innovations like a windshield that lets you see the sky above you and one of the most sophisticated passenger air filters seen in a car. Top speed is 155 mph.


What else are we watching in this neck of the woods? After 3 great months of amazing weather ... well needed rain is on its way followed by Hurricane Joaquin over in the Atlantic Ocean. If you lived through Hurricane Sandy you might revert to emotions associated with that event - but this is not a rerun - just a storm to keep an eye on and prepare for.

The Atlantic Blob

  Cold Atlantic 'blob' puzzles scientists   CNN - September 30, 2015
At first glance, it stands out like a sore thumb. That blob of blue and purple on the map. One of the only places on the globe that is abnormally cold in a year that will likely shatter records as the warmest globally. It's being called the Atlantic "blob." It's a large area in the North Atlantic that is seeing a pronounced cooling trend. The ocean surface is much cooler than normal and in fact record cold in some locations. Scientists began to notice it developing over the last couple of years, this cooling in the Atlantic is the complete opposite of the warming over in the Pacific. Much of the warming is attributed to El Nino, a natural process where warm water sloshes over the Central Pacific and extends to South America, but scientists are unable to completely explain what has been dubbed the Pacific Blob. This pronounced warming over large areas of the entire Pacific basin has fueled a well above average season for hurricanes and typhoons over the entire Pacific, and could have contributed to everything from the California drought, impacts on the salmon industry, and even tropical sharks seen in waters further north than ever before.

Planned Parenthood

Today is the final day of the U.S. fiscal year. Congress is expected to pass a stopgap spending measure to keep the government running through December 11. If they don't, the government will shut down at midnight which I don't see. Conservative Republicans don't have enough votes to stop the short-term bill that extends government funding at current levels and that doesn't include language to end federal funding for Planned Parenthood.

About Planned Parenthood - I first took an interest in its programs when I taught High School to minority teens back in the 1980's and 1990's. Planned Parenthood was often a life changer for many of these teens whose lives would have been greatly altered had they not had options presented. Many went on to build careers - often in health fields - and have made a difference for themselves and the families they created as adults. I appreciate when they remember me and come for readings. As of late we discussed Planned Parenthood then and now.

We know nothing ever remains the same - life always creating dramas which institute change. That's the pattern ... which itself is destined to change.

A few of the women carry guilt from having an abortion back in the day. This is part of old thinking about killing a child - old beliefs generally linked to those with emotional problems - superstitions and religious issues - and bad programming that has made their lives overly challenging. They may understand the hologram on a mental level but are not as yet designed to get it emotionally.

Edward Snowden On Twitter

But joining the Twitterverse Edward Snowden established even more firmly as a major figure in the public discourse about surveillance and privacy that he jump-started in June 2013.

The @Snowden handle had been taken by someone who hadn't used it in three years, so Twitter was contacted, and agreed to turn it over to Snowden himself. I decided to follow him for now to see what he has to share. Could he be a political game changer in 2016?

Tuesday Edward Snowden sent his first-ever tweet at noon, asking, "Can you hear me now?" Twitter's newest high-profile user just might push the issue of domestic surveillance back into the presidential campaign's conversation. One Republican candidate clearly did. Within the hour, former New York Gov. George Pataki had retweeted the NSA whistleblower, calling him "a traitor who put American lives at risk."

When bringing truth to the public - on any issues covered up by a government - one runs the risk of putting people's lives in jeopardy. On the flip side - the turn will always come out and yes people will get hurt but will grow from that experience as well. Today the world fights for freedom and truth.


Dementia, Alzheimers, and other related diseases are about memory ... the ability to remember. Taking this to the hologram ... it's about remembering who we are and why we are here. The brain is a computer based on binary code - programmed to remember everything when the hologram ends.

Scientists to bypass brain damage by re-encoding memories   Science Daily - September 29, 2015
Researchers are testing a prosthesis that translates short-term memories into longer-term ones, with the potential to bypass damaged portions of the brain. The prosthesis, which includes a small array of electrodes implanted into the brain, has performed well in laboratory testing in animals and is currently being evaluated in human patients.