Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Snapshots of Paris
Now and Then

November 2015

ISIS not only has Paris under siege but is crippling the rest of the world now in a state of "Fear" ... Ah ... the driving emotion in the human equation. The bipolar opposite emotion is "Love" ... having many definitions and often misunderstood. Okay ... let's get back to our current situation in Europe which you may already read or heard about this morning ... Defeating ISIS will take time and money ... both running out.

  Paris attacks: Police in deadly swoop on apartment in northern suburb   BBC - November 18, 2015

  Huge raids in Paris - Many stories   CNN - November 18, 2015

  Two Air France Flights to Paris Diverted After Bomb Threats   NBC - November 18, 2015

November 18, 1787 - July 10, 1851

Louis-Jacques-Mande Daguerre

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Louis-Jacques-Mande Daguerre was a French artist and chemist,
recognized for his invention of the daguerreotype process of photography.

Photo taken in Paris in 1838 is believed to be the earliest known photograph featuring a person.
In the lower left you see a man getting his boots cleaned as well as the boot-cleaner.

Daguerre was born two years before the start of the French Revolution. The Age of Revolution is the period from approximately 1775 to 1848 in which a number of significant revolutionary movements occurred in many parts of Europe and the Americas. The period is noted for the change in government from absolutist monarchies to constitutionalist states and republics. The Age of Revolution includes the American Revolution, the French Revolution, the Haitian Revolution, the Greek Revolution, the revolt of the slaves in Latin America, and the independence movements of nations in Latin America. The period would generally weaken the imperialist European states, who would lose major assets throughout the New World. For the British, the loss of the Thirteen Colonies would bring a change in direction for the British Empire, with Asia and the Pacific becoming new targets for outward expansion.

Syrian Refugees in the US

I completely agree with this article not just because of terrorism, but for many other reasons - social, economic, political, geophysical, and more. I feel for the victims but as a nation today the US is not strong enough - nor unified - to the point of successfully helping others with so much chaos going on here now. If you believe otherwise take a look at what is really happening here. As you learn in metaphysics - you must heal yourself before you can heal others. The US simply has too many issues.

  More than half the nation's governors say Syrian refugees not welcome   CNN - November 17, 2015