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A video ranking all the games we played in the month of November! 0:00 Sponsored segment 1:11 Intro2:42 17. Last Light https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/315727/last-light 7:42 16. High Society https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/220/high-society 11:50 15. Clever 4Ever https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/366162/clever-4ever 12:38 14. Doppelt So Clever https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/269210/twice-clever 15:28 13. Cthulhu: Death May Die https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/253344/cthulhu-death-may-die 18:27 12. Bazaars of Ubar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTE9XcUYxSs 20:48 11. Chroma Mix https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/382241/chroma-mix 24:08 10. Arcana Rising https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/309408/arcana-rising 27:00 9. Pirates of Maracaibo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBVv89VrHMw 29:09 8. Great Western Trail: New Zealand https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/380607/great-western-trail-new-zealand 31:29 7. Aqua https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/403468/aqua-biodiversity-oceans 33:56 6. Tiny Epic Cthulhu (sponsored) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSe_V8EhgbI 36:15 5. Firefighters on Duty (sponsored) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Er2LZ4Sm1o0 38:28 4. Aldebaran Duel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ff1OIT4MTeQ 40:13 3. Ark Nova: Marine Worlds https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgameexpansion/368966/ark-nova- marine-worlds 43:56 2. Cascadia: Landmarks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxFAyqblcIM 45:43 1. Age of Civilization https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/264647/age-civilization 49:25 Outro
On this Chant It down livestream, we take a trip to the 80's and experience the world through the eyes of Luemas as a child. This is a memory lane episode at first, but then we look into what we've lost and gained since these days. Where is this world being led to through advances and technology and the destruction of the old analog world? This is also a call-in show. Callers at the end of the episode. Website: https://www.chantitdownradio.com Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmTlBzFViiv58N4_K9On0UQ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chantitdown/ Telegram: https://t.me/chantitdownchat Odysee: https://odysee.com/@chantitdownradio:c Rumble: https://rumble.com/account/content?type=all Please help support the show. Subscribe, leave reviews, help algorithms find the show. Support the show if possible. Support Luemas in his new documentary join Patreon and get the extra show: Afterthoughts https://www.patreon.com/Luemas https://www.chantitdownradio.com/store.html Chant it down t-shirts: https://chant-it-down-store.creator-spring.com/listing/chant-it-down-logo
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It seems that our identities as individuals and as members of a civilization are intermingled. In this episode, Director Hodges and Ben Cumming discuss the notions of identity - how do we teach our children who they are? Includes a description of the track of modern philosophy from Descartes to Nihilism.
For 2,000 years, Catholicism – the largest branch of Christianity and – has shaped global history on a scale unequal by any other institution. It created the university, modern health care, reinvigorated philosophy in the West, and funded scientific enterprises. Today's guest is H.W. Crocker, author of Triumph: The Power and the Glory of the Catholic Church – A 2,000 Year History. We discuss Roman legions, crusades, epic battles, and toppled empires, the Catholic church midwifing Europe through the lowest points of the medieval period, the Renaissance popes, the Reformation, and the present and future of the Catholic church.This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3101278/advertisement
Welcome to Dev Game Club, where this week we continue our series on Trespasser: The Lost World. We talk more about the physics of the game, the problems of video game proprioception, and other topics. Dev Game Club looks at classic video games and plays through them over several episodes, providing commentary. Sections played: To level 4 (Brett), to level 6 (Tim) Issues covered: abracadabra, discussing fixed point vs floating point, obvious and easy-to-fix bug or patch problem, backface culling, finding a human space, inelastic collisions vs elastic collisions, physics modeling and fussiness, infinite forces, doors and jambs, physics object modeling, tech demos, the box stair stepping problem, imagining a third person view, spending an hour to get up to a second floor, box vs pill, your arm and proprioception, snaking through doors, being able to rotate the boxes, a diversion into evolutionary/genetic algorithms, the abominable procedural animation, lining up the crosshairs and weird satisfaction, learning how the guns shoot, sniper spotting, procedurally generated animation systems, what works and what looks right, unnatural alive and dead, watching two T-rexes fight, approximating with ideal objects, trees: nemesis edition, sumo or inflatable costumes, standing still and they can still see you, pathing and getting back to a player behind a tree, getting away from the T Rex, emergent behavior, recontextualizing the world to get the magic, a sticky good bad game, scaring off some velociraptors with an empty gun. Games, people, and influences mentioned or discussed: PlayStation, Minnie Driver, Getting Over It With Bennett Foddy, GIRP, QWOP, Halo, Seamus Blackley, In the Kingdom of Dreams and Madness, Hayao Miyazaki, The Wind Rises, JFK, Spore, No Man's Sky, Soren Johnson, Civilization, Far Cry 2, Reed Knight, TIE Fighter, Arkham Knight, Control, Alan Wake, Kirk Hamilton, Aaron Evers, Mark Garcia. Next time: Finish the game! Notes: Genetic algorithms was the term Brett was looking for Hayao Miyazaki video Twitch: brettdouville or timlongojr, instagram:timlongojr, Twitter: @timlongojr and @devgameclub Discord DevGameClub@gmail.com
Today on the Matt Walsh Show, a snow storm caused some problems for world leaders on their way to a climate summit to talk about the dangers of global warming. The irony is obvious, and hilarious, but the underlying agenda isn't nearly as funny. Also, a new study shows that patients who get "gender affirming care" still struggle with mental problems after the "treatment." No surprise there. And a trans YouTuber tries to shame a guy at a pizza shop for "misgendering" him. Plus, a black journalist writes a lengthy article recounting all of the racism he has allegedly experienced over the years. It's incredibly whiney and self-pitying even by the media's standards. Ep.1272 - - - DailyWire+: Become a DailyWire+ member to gain access to movies, shows, documentaries, and more: https://utm.io/ueMfc Watch the official Lady Ballers movie trailer now: https://bit.ly/3R1dM5b Shop my merch collection here: https://bit.ly/3EbNwyj - - - Today's Sponsors: ExpressVPN - Get 3 Months FREE of ExpressVPN: https://bit.ly/3VeHvZM Balance of Nature - Get 35% off your first order as a preferred customer. Use promo code WALSH at checkout: https://www.balanceofnature.com/ My Patriot Supply - Get $200 off a 3-month Emergency Food Kit at http://www.preparewithwalsh.com/ Genucel - Limited Time Holiday Sale! https://bit.ly/428Hmtq - - - Socials: Follow on Twitter: https://bit.ly/3Rv1VeF Follow on Instagram: https://bit.ly/3KZC3oA Follow on Facebook: https://bit.ly/3eBKjiA Subscribe on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3RQp4rs
Townhall Review – December 2, 2023 Hugh Hewitt talks with Dr. Michael Oren, former Israeli ambassador to the United States, about how Oakland, CA is providing us a chilling window into antisemitism our the nation today. Sebastian Gorka and media mogul Lord Conrad Black discuss Elon Musk's recent trip to Israel and the message the civilized world ought to have heard about the October 7 massacre by Hamas. Charlie Kirk and Eva Vlaardingerbroek, a vocal conservative activist in the Netherlands, discuss the victory of firebrand populist Geert Wilders in the nation's recent election and how's a good sign for those on the right. Victor Davis Hanson looks at the broader story of what we're seeing in Europe and how anger is brewing because of how Elites have handled everything from energy to immigration. Hugh Hewitt turns to Havviv Rettig Gur, senior analyst with The Times of Israel, to discuss the pressure that Israel is under to extend the cease-fire and to make clear what will happen to Gaza after Hamas is defeated.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In our series on the foundations of civilization, we have come through the Logos, to definitions of words and the importance of a common language, and now to how language leads to stories that give voice to meaning. In this discussion, Director Hodges speaks with Dr. Junius Johnson, scholar and writer, about his book on Fairy Stories and the importance of story to define the identity of a people.
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“Where we are now, compared to where we were 30 years ago is an entirely new, startlingly destructive time.”One of the things that I like to do on this podcast is have deeper conversations about issues regarding leadership, and what type of leader and person we need to become to lead effectively. That's why I'm delighted to have Margaret Wheatley as my guest today. As a consultant, senior-level advisor, teacher, speaker, and formal leader, she has worked on all continents (except Antarctica) with all levels, ages, and types of organizations, leaders, and activists. Her work now focuses on developing and supporting leaders globally as Warriors for the Human Spirit.We cover everything from societal destruction to elevating your individual consciousness.In this episode:What motivated Margaret to write her book “Leadership and the New Science”The common denominators contributing to the destructive state of our timeHuman nature, leadership, and societal destructionElevating your individual consciousnessAnd more!Power Presence Academy: Practical Wisdom for Leaders is the go-to podcast for anyone who leads. Your host is Janet Ioli, leadership and human development expert, sought-after coach and advisor to global executives, and former executive with experience in four Fortune 100 companies. She helps leaders ground themselves with confidence, connection, and purpose and learn to lead with Less Ego, More Soul.Resource Links:Margaret Wheatley has written ten books, including the classic Leadership and the New Science. She received her Doctorate from Harvard University in 1979, an M.A. in Media Ecology from NYU in 1974, and a B.A. from the University of Rochester in 1966. Find the two books Margaret mentioned here:- Leadership and the New Science: Discovering Order in a Chaotic World - Restoring Sanity: Practices to Awaken Generosity, Creativity, and Kindness in Ourselves and Our OrganizationsYou can also find her other books here.Connect with today's guest on her website: margaretwheatley.comConnect with Janet Ioli:Website: janetioli.comLinkedin: Janet IoliInstagram: @janetioliJanet is the founder of Power Presence Academy. She helps leaders ground themselves with confidence, connection, and purpose and lead with Less Ego, More Soul.If you want to become more grounded, confident, and aligned with your deeper values in just 21 days. Check out Janet Ioli's book Less Ego, More Soul: A Modern Reinvention Guide for Women.If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Select “Listen in Apple Podcasts,” then choose the “Ratings & Reviews” tab to share what you think.
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In part 2 of studying the legacy of Margaret Sanger, we look at what she had to say in speeches, books, and articles.Sanger's "birth control" may seem as innocuous as she articulated sometimes, but her goals were far more top-down.Eugenics, Malthusian population control, and racial bias all played a role in Sanger's totalitarian prescriptions for society.After we see some of what she proposed as laws for the U.S. government, we can be thankful it never materialized.Sources Consulted:Margaret Sanger: An Autobiography (archive.org)Margaret Sanger, The Pivot of Civilization, (New York: Brentano's Publishers, 1922) [Google Books]Margaret Sanger, Woman and the New Race, (New York: Truth Publishing Company, 1920)[Google Books]Document 17B: W. E. B. Du Bois, "Black Folk and Birth Control," Birth Control Review, 16, no. 6 (June 1932): 166-67, by W.E.B. Du Bois. Included in What Perspectives Did African American Advocates Bring to the Birth Control Movement and How Did Those Perspectives Shape the History of the Harlem Branch Birth Control Clinic?, by Carole McCann. (Binghamton, NY: State University of New York at Binghamton, 2006).John J. Conley, S.J., "Margaret Sanger's extreme brand of eugenics," America: The Jesuit Review, July 28, 2020.Brian Fisher, "The ABC's of the American Baby Code," Human Coalition, accessed November 25, 2023.Jonah Goldberg, "A Dark Past," National Review, June 24, 2008.Scriptures Referenced:Deuteronomy 7:14Psalm 113:9; 127:3-51 Timothy 2:152 Corinthians 4:1-4*** Castle Rock Women's Health is a pro-life and pro-women health care ministry. They need your help to serve the community. Please consider a monthly or one-time donation. ***We value your feedback!Have questions for Truthspresso? Contact us!
In part 2 of studying the legacy of Margaret Sanger, we look at what she had to say in speeches, books, and articles. Sanger's "birth control" may seem as innocuous as she articulated sometimes, but her goals were far more top-down. Eugenics, Malthusian population control, and racial bias all played a role in Sanger's totalitarian prescriptions for society. After we see some of what she proposed as laws for the U.S. government, we can be thankful it never materialized. Sources Consulted: Margaret Sanger: An Autobiography (archive.org) Margaret Sanger, The Pivot of Civilization, (New York: Brentano's Publishers, 1922) [Google Books] Margaret Sanger, Woman and the New Race, (New York: Truth Publishing Company, 1920)[Google Books] Document 17B: W. E. B. Du Bois, "Black Folk and Birth Control," Birth Control Review, 16, no. 6 (June 1932): 166-67, by W.E.B. Du Bois. Included in What Perspectives Did African American Advocates Bring to the Birth Control Movement and How Did Those Perspectives Shape the History of the Harlem Branch Birth Control Clinic?, by Carole McCann. (Binghamton, NY: State University of New York at Binghamton, 2006). John J. Conley, S.J., "Margaret Sanger's extreme brand of eugenics," America: The Jesuit Review, July 28, 2020. Brian Fisher, "The ABC's of the American Baby Code," Human Coalition, accessed November 25, 2023. Jonah Goldberg, "A Dark Past," National Review, June 24, 2008. Scriptures Referenced: Deuteronomy 7:14 Psalm 113:9; 127:3-5 1 Timothy 2:15 2 Corinthians 4:1-4 *** Castle Rock Women's Health is a pro-life and pro-women health care ministry. They need your help to serve the community. Please consider a monthly or one-time donation. *** We value your feedback! Have questions for Truthspresso? Contact us!
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In this episode, Luis and Trini reflect on crisis, whether social or personal, as an invitation to drop old constraints and embrace transformative shifts. Have feedback or questions? Email us at email@example.com Music is from “Civilization.” Poem written and read by Luis J. Rodriguez. Music by Italian Hip Hop artist Flycat.
In his new book, Building a Civilization of Love: A Catholic Response to Racism, Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers is boldly honest about the Catholic Church and racism in the United States. But he is also hopeful because he believes there is an answer to the evils of racial division in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He joins us for a conversation about racism and Catholicism. …
Welcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is: For Civilization and Against Niceness, published by Gabriel Alfour on November 21, 2023 on LessWrong. Scott Alexander wrote a great essay, called " In Favor of Niceness, Community and Civilization". Scott is a great writer, and conveys what I love about civilization in a beautiful way. Unfortunately, the essay conflates two behaviors. Though to be fair, those two behaviors often go hand in hand: Being uncivil, as in: breaking the norms of civilization. Being mean, as in: being not-nice, unpleasant to be around. The following paragraph embodies this conflation quite well: Liberalism does not conquer by fire and sword. Liberalism conquers by communities of people who agree to play by the rules, slowly growing until eventually an equilibrium is disturbed. Its battle cry is not "Death to the unbelievers!" but "If you're nice, you can join our cuddle pile!" I love civilization! Democracies let me politically coordinate with people internationally, socially liberal systems grant me freedom to be as weird as I want in private, and economically liberal systems let me try many exotic kinds of positive-sum trades with people! None of this would be possible without civilization. I agree, Civilization is great. But I don't want to join your cuddle pile! Civilization is often about being not nice As Scott Alexander says, civilization is about "agreeing to play by the rules." But this is not about niceness. On the contrary, playing by the rules often requires being not nice.  While we want companies to abide by strong regulations, and not cause negative externalities (like pollution), we also do not want them to be nice to each other. This is the core of antitrust law, that aims to minimize anti-competitive practices. More concretely, the goal of companies is to capture value (make profits), while the goal of free-markets is for companies to create value for consumers. The way those two incentives are aligned is through competition. By getting companies to compete, they need to keep improving compared to other companies to keep their profits, increasing the share of the value enjoyed by consumers In other words: We want companies to compete as fiercely as possible, thereby driving quality up and pushing prices down. As Adam Smith wrote: "It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest." This is a feature of economic liberalism. Similarly, in a court of law, while we want all lawyers present to strictly adhere to their local equivalent of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct, we don't want the defense attorney and the prosecutor to be nice to each other. When younger, I could not understand attorneys that defended people who they knew were criminals. Weren't these attorneys making society strictly worse? My confusion went deeper when I learnt that they had an ethical obligation to defend people who they knew were criminals. But it makes sense: the attorney doesn't issue the final sentence, the judge does. And the judge doesn't know if the person is innocent or not, or when they're guilty, how guilty they are. To solve this, judiciary systems go through something close to an Adversarial Collaboration. Both sides need to bring forward as much evidence for their case as possible. Only then can the judge make the best decision with as much information as possible. When the defense attorney makes their case, they are not changing the sentence, they are giving more information to the judge, who then decides on the sentence. If you think about it, it is obvious: it is better for the judge to have more information. And to get there, you need people to optimize for both sides of the story, not focus on the one we already believe to be correct. This is why prosecutors and defense attorneys sh...
Résumé : Témoignage exceptionnel de Seyyed Hossein Nasr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr est professeur d'études islamiques à l'université américaine George Washington. Il est né en 1933 à Téhéran. Il a étudié en Iran et aux États-Unis (physique, géologie, géophysique, histoire des sciences). La « philosophia perennis », fondée sur les principes métaphysiques universels et intemporels, constitue la trame essentielle de sa pensée et de sa spiritualité. Il est un auteur prolifique, qui compte à son actif plus de cinquante livres et plus de cinq cents articles : si l'Islam et le soufisme sont au cœur de son œuvre, il traite aussi plus généralement de philosophie, de religion, de spiritualité, de science, d'art, d'architecture, de littérature, d'écologie et de dialogues inter-culturel et inter-religieux. Citons quelques ouvrages traduits en français : Islam, perspectives et réalités [« Ideals and Realities of Islam »], Buchet/Chastel, 1991 ; réédition : Tasnîm, 2019 ; Sciences et savoir en islam [« Science and Civilization in Islam »], Sindbad, 1995 ; réédition : Tasnîm, 2023 ; La religion et l'ordre de la nature [« Religion and the Order of Nature »], Entrelacs, 2004. ------------------------------------------------------ En ce mois de novembre 2023, Conscience Soufie a le plaisir de dédier son cycle « Hommage » au philosophe et grand spécialiste de l'Islam persan, Henry Corbin, dont nous célébrons cette année 2023 le 120e anniversaire de sa naissance. Henry Corbin (1903-1978), philosophe, germaniste, iranologue, arabisant, étudiera avec acharnement les textes des écoles philosophiques de l'Iran du 12e au 19e siècle. Tout était à faire en ce domaine : établir les textes, les éditer, les traduire, les présenter. Il fera connaître les richesses de l'école d'Ispahan à l'Occident et à l'Orient. Ses ouvrages restent à nos jours l'une des plus grandes expositions du soufisme persan classique disponible pour un public occidental. Grâce à lui, l'Occident découvrira trois grand figures : Sohravardî, le grand platonicien de Perse (L'Archange empourpré, 1976), Ibn ‘Arabi, le grand maître (L'Imagination créatrice dans le soufisme d'Ibn 'Arabī 1958 ; 2e éd. 1977), et Mollā Sādrā Shīrāzī (Livre des pénétrations métaphysiques, 1964). Il laissera également deux grandes références majeures en philosophie islamique : Histoire de la philosophie islamique, et En Islam iranien (t. I et II , 1971 ; t. III et IV , 1973). La bibliographie complète, ainsi que de nombreuses ressources sont disponibles sur le site de l'association des amis de Corbin ici: https://www.amiscorbin.com/ Vous pouvez retrouver un dossier spécial « Henry Corbin » sur notre site : https://consciencesoufie.com/henry-corbin/
Why are several nations who are opposed to each other in an agreement regarding the Antarctic? What is this treaty and what does it really mean? What about all the conspiracies regarding UFO's, lost civilizations, energy sources/weapons, pyramids etc. down there? Well... let's look into it!Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.orgThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/4656375/advertisement
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With Thanksgiving coming up, Director Hodges and Ben discuss the place of giving Thanks in the life of a civilization. GK Chesterton said, on being asked why he was a Christian, "I was happy, and I wanted someone to thank."
Through history lack of food is a main driver of civilization downfalls and shifts, so we need to ask the question; Are the events we are seeing across the planet setting us up for food shortages so you will beg for a new system that functions and allows your life to go back to stability and comfort. Thank You for Visiting my Sponsors:
In this episode, Dr. Jenkins looks at the sad and unedifying episode of St. John Chrysostom's interaction with St. Epiphanius, a confrontation that occurred almost as a prelude to the Synod of the Oak, and left both our fathers in God embittered.
Salah Fareeq Al-Feroun and his family have been farmers in southern Iraq for generations. In the living room of his house in al-Meshkhab in Najaf Province, his son Muhammad Ziyad takes out a photo of their 32-acre farm — located about five miles away from their home — which shows lush green grass as far as the eye can see, soaked in water. Photo of Salah Fareeq Al-Feroun's farmlands before the water shortages and government mandate to stop cultivating anbar rice. Credit: Courtesy of Muhammad Ziyad But their farm doesn't look like that anymore. It's now barren and dry, with no one able to work the land anymore.Severe water shortages in Iraq have been affecting the cultivation of the country's signature anbar rice — Al-Feroun's main crop. The water has been drying up because of a combination of climate change and geopolitics.“[There's] no rice, no vegetables, [nothing],” Al-Feroun said. “There [aren't any plants], only wheat. This is the main river — dry.” Salah Fareeq Al-Feroun standing on his farm that is now dry and barren, Al-Meshkhab, Iraq, Aug. 30, 2023. Credit: Sara Hassan/The World Al-Feroun used to grow rice in the summer and wheat in the winter. Now he can only grow wheat. Because of the water shortages, he can no longer grow anbar rice, a long-grain white rice with a high fat ratio that is unique to Iraq, and which is traditionally served with every meal. The word anbar — sometimes also written as amber in English — is an Arabic word that refers to the rice's perfume-like fragrance. X post by @MohammedBaraka Credit: Mohammed Baraka/X post “Amber rice is very significant for its smell and it also [has a] very delicious taste,” al-Feroun said through a translator.For the past two years, though, the Iraqi government has banned farmers from cultivating the rice because it is a water-intensive crop. The paddy where the rice grows has to be fully submerged in water and takes around five months to mature. The government has only allowed for minimal farming of the crop in certain areas to preserve the seeds for future cultivation.Importing riceThis has forced Iraqis to import rice from other countries, including Iran, Pakistan and India. The imported rice has a different taste than anbar.“There used to be five types of anbar rice, but now there are only two,” explained Ahmed Salim, the manager of a store at Al-Warda Market in central Baghdad, as he poured out some rice into packets for weighing. “And the prices have more than doubled. We depend on Pakistani rice — Basmati.” Ahmed Salim, the manager of a store at Al-Warda Market, weighs packets of rice, central Baghdad, Sept. 24, 2023. Credit: Enas Razak Ibrahim/The World ‘The Cradle of Civilization'For centuries, Iraqis have relied on water from two main rivers: the Tigris and the Euphrates.They are what gave Iraq — or ancient Mesopotamia — the titles “The Cradle of Civilization” and “The Land Between Two Rivers.”But that land is drying up. Water sources drying up near Salah Fareeq Al-Feroun's farm, Al-Meshkhab, Najaf Province, Iraq, Aug. 30, 2023. Credit: Sara Hassan/The World Achref Chibani, who is a climate journalist, says that climate change is one factor and that it has a snowball effect. Anbar rice discoloring after a couple of years. The price of what's available now has more than doubled, forcing Iraqis to depend on imported rice, Baghdad, Iraq, Sept. 1, 2023. Credit: Sara Hassan/The World This past summer, temperatures in Iraq reached nearly 122 degrees Fahrenheit, and the country has experienced years of persistent drought.Extreme heat has also devastated crops in neighboring Turkey, which is where the Tigris and Euphrates rivers begin. There are water-sharing agreements among the countries that surround these rivers: Iraq, Iran, Turkey and Syria.Chibani says that the effects of climate change are exacerbated by poor governance and regional politics.“The impact of climate change will make geopolitics more obvious in the near future because close coordination will not be an option, it will be mandatory.”Achref Chibani, climate journalist“It's a combination of both, but the impact of climate change will make geopolitics more obvious in the near future because close coordination will not be an option, it will be mandatory,” Chibani said. A package of Iraqi anbar rice. Credit: Courtesy of Hamzeh Hadad He added that Turkey has also faced droughts and lower levels of rainfall and snowmelt in its southern mountains, which means less water is fed into the rivers. Meanwhile, Turkey has also embarked on massive construction projects in recent years, including the building of dams and hydroelectric power plants along the Tigris and Euphrates, which Chibani says is another factor.“And those decisions vis-a-vis projects in Turkey are affecting the quota of water in Iraq,” Chibani explained. Plus, the Iraqi government hasn't been involved in close negotiations over regional water-sharing because it's been preoccupied with its own internal security issues.International collaborationAl-Feroun, the farmer who can no longer grow anbar in his fields, agreed that climate change is a factor, but that geopolitics also plays a major role.In addition to being a farmer, he spent 25 years teaching at an agricultural secondary school for the Ministry of Education, which has given him insight into how geopolitics has played into what's happening on his farm. Salah Fareeq Al-Feroun's graduating class from the University of Baghdad, Al-Meshkhab, Najaf Province, Iraq, Aug. 30, 2023. Credit: Sara Hassan/The World Back at his home, there are large wooden cabinets filled with books and photos on the walls of his university graduation. And photos of himself, as a government employee, meeting with foreign leaders over the years. Salah Fareeq Al-Feroun at his home. He spent 25 years teaching at an agricultural secondary school for the Ministry of Education, Al-Meshkhab, Najaf Province, Iraq, Aug. 30, 2023. Credit: Sara Hassan/The World Al-Feroun said that a government minister visited farmers recently, telling them they would be compensated for their losses, but they have yet to see any assistance. He said that the government has to move beyond making visits and promises.“Our government has to have serious conversations,” he said, “not just with Turkey, but with the United Nations, the Arab League, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation and the Non-Aligned Movement to get our rights.”After generations of cultivating the fields, he hopes that his children will also have the chance to be able to continue the family legacy.Enas Razak Ibrahim contributed to this report.Related: This startup is fighting to keep Iraq's palm trees alive
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The Plejaren claims to have been visiting Earth for thousands of years, observing and interacting with humanity. They are considered to be a highly advanced and spiritually enlightened civilization, whose mission is to assist humanity in its evolutionary progress, in stark contrast to Henoch Prophecies, this segment discusses the positive orientation and hope for mankind. This episode continues the progress report of the Plejaren named Quetzal, in the Ra Contact Report 215. On a similar content, you can check out Higher Density Living's episode on Henoch Prophecies on the negative overview of humanity. Quetzal outlines general the Contact Report 215 presenting the Plejaren's vision for a world beyond negative polarities and orientation, emphasizing the importance of evolution and responsibility of Free Will. The report highlights twenty-one key aspirations for humanity, including the abandonment of aggression and the pursuit of true peace and brotherhood. The Plejaren call for sustainable population growth, the end of world hunger, and responsible resource management. They emphasize the need to prioritize the environment, science, and the sanctity of life. Quetzal encourages embracing diversity, ending discrimination, and fostering universal oneness. Additionally, they highlight the importance of individual self-growth and self-realization as learning catalysts by prioritizing true values over materialism. The Plejaren seek a world where leadership is accountable, nations prioritize well-being over war profiteering, and individuals becoming agents of positive change. Ultimately, their final wish is for humanity to embrace their inner truth and align themselves with their innermost unity of Creation. In response to Quetzal's observations and recommendations, it is clear that the Plejaren hold a deep understanding of the potential for humanity to evolve into a more enlightened and harmonious civilization. Their emphasis on spiritual development, peaceful coexistence, environmental protection, knowledge and wisdom, and unity and collaboration aligns with the values that many individuals on Earth also strive for. To prioritize spiritual development, it is important for individuals to engage in practices such as meditation, self-reflection, and introspection. By connecting with our inner selves, we can cultivate a deeper sense of purpose, compassion, and empathy, which will naturally lead to a more harmonious and compassionate society. Everyone must start by himself first, swaying a free, positive, and happy life to share unto others. In this regard, Alexander and Jason discuss Free Will, further expanding the need to explain and reason the context of Free Will in spiritual evolution. Understanding other people's Free Will is an act of unconditional love. We need to allow people to make mistakes and not judge. Go make your choice. Go do your own thing. Seek the world out there and experience what you want to experience be a human being and gain knowledge and wisdom. There's an effect that happens from you making choices. Peaceful coexistence can be achieved by actively seeking nonviolent solutions to conflicts, both on an individual and global scale. This requires a shift in mindset from competition to cooperation, from separation/othering to unity/harmony, and from aggression to understanding. Education and awareness programs that promote conflict resolution, empathy, and emotional intelligence can play a vital role in fostering a culture of peace. In affirmation to the Billy Meier material, environmental protection is crucial for the well-being of our planet and future generations. We must take responsibility for our actions and adopt sustainable practices in our daily lives. This includes reducing our carbon footprint, conserving resources, supporting renewable energy, and advocating for environmental policies that prioritize the health of the planet. Knowledge and wisdom are the cornerstones of progress and growth. By encouraging critical thinking, lifelong learning, and the sharing of knowledge, we can collectively solve complex problems and make informed decisions. Investing in education and promoting scientific research and innovation are key components in advancing society. Unity and collaboration are essential for overcoming challenges and creating a brighter future. By embracing diversity, respecting different perspectives, and working together towards common goals, we can harness the collective intelligence and creativity of humanity. Building strong communities and fostering a sense of belonging will strengthen our ability to address global issues and create positive change. As we reflect on the vision for a better world, it is important to recognize that the responsibility for creating this future lies in our hands. We must actively engage in personal and collective transformation, embracing the values and principles outlined by the Plejaren. By doing so, we can move towards a society that embodies peace, harmony, and spiritual enlightenment. The 21 messages can be synthesized and broken down into five distinct themes. Here are some of Quetzal's general observations and recommendations to improve human life: 1. Spiritual Development: The Plejaren wish for humans to prioritize their spiritual growth and development. They encourage us to explore our inner selves, increase our consciousness, and strive to live in harmony with laws that govern our universe and in one with Creation. 2. Peaceful Coexistence: The Plejaren hope for a world where peace and harmony prevail. They encourage humans to find peaceful solutions to conflicts, both on an individual and global level, and to treat others with kindness, respect, and understanding. They advocate for universal peace and disarmament of destructive thought and negative competition among great powers. 3. Environmental Protection: The Plejaren stress the importance of taking care of our planet and its delicate, natural ecosystems. They urge humans to adopt sustainable practices, reduce and eliminate manmade pollution, preserve biodiversity, and stop climate change to ensure a healthy and balanced environment for future generations. 4. Knowledge and Wisdom: The Plejaren value knowledge and wisdom, and they wish for humans to embrace a lifelong pursuit of learning. They encourage critical thinking, open-mindedness, and the sharing of knowledge for the betterment of society and human race as a whole. The best experience you could possibly lead and then when someone asks you a question with knowledge and wisdom and love you can answer that 5. Unity and Collaboration: This emphasize the significance of unity among humans. People around you will start to push through things that are difficult catalysts that oppose you take them as learning experiences and you can continue to push harder and further until you can find unity. They believe that by working together, setting aside differences, and fostering collaboration, we can overcome challenges and create a brighter future for all. Having unity means cohesiveness and leverage a higher state of consciousness evolution. Ultimately, the Plejaren wish for humanity's evolution towards greater understanding, harmony, and spiritual enlightenment. the metaphors are essentially endless but everybody needs to be their own optimistic leader then you need to be a leader of your own life. At Higher Density Living, we hope to better understand and make the deliverable course of action to create a better life. As always, Higher Density Living reserves no dogma because only the truth prevails in the universe. History is judged by enlightened communities, and the Higher Density Living podcast is committed to the same cause. You are the center of the universe. Thank you for joining us on this cosmic journey, and we look forward to sharing more fascinating topics with you in the future. Stay tuned for more episodes where we delve into the profound principles that shape our existence. Please support our sponsors TARTLE.CO. It is the only marketplace in the world that provides profit to you. Your personal data will serve for helpful causes. Unlocking human understanding through sharing of data and information, and Quality Mazda where you can avail affordable rides at a reasonable price.
Here at Enduring Interest we are in the midst of exploring books and essays that address the question of speech and censorship. Forthcoming episodes will discuss authors including Walter Berns, Irving Kristol, Herbert Marcuse, James Madison, and Pierre Manent. However, this month we're pausing on that theme to discuss a newly published book by the great French thinker and writer Raymond Aron. On April 4, 1978 Aron brought his academic career to close with a final lecture at the College de France. It has been translated into English and brought out by Princeton University Press with the title of Liberty and Equality. It is a short but penetrating lecture which provides much needed precision and clarity on the question of liberty or liberties.My guest is Daniel J. Mahoney, an expert on Aron's thought. He has been a guest on this show before—he was here last time to discuss Aron's classic book The Opium of the Intellectuals. Dan is Professor of Political Science Emeritus at Assumption University. His latest books include The Statesman as Thinker, Recovering Politics, Civilization and the Soul, and The Other Solzhenitsyn: Telling the Truth about a Misunderstood Writer and Thinker. He's the co-editor of the indispensable volume The Solzhenitsyn Reader: New and Essential Writings. His first book, The Liberal Political Science of Raymond Aron, was published in 1992.
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This week has all been abandoned except for the theater guys (don't worry. No theater talk. Well, until AfterShock.) We talk about social media, The Bride, K brings in the season, Hostage Negotiator tabletop game, Civilization 5, Tomb of Annihilation, Descent board game, The Blackening, Roddenberry's Spectre, The Marvels, "true" hauntings, Blade goes R, Nautilus, Minecraft sells 300 million, Death of a Unicorn, House of Stairs, The Haunted, Stephen King's The Life of Chuck, and Suicide Squad ISEKAI. So, grab your cranberry, it's time for a GeekShock!
This week we dive further into the life of St. John Chrysostom and Dr. Jenkins at last gets to the events that precipitated St. John's banishment from Constantinople. This episode we look at the controversy surrounding the "tall" brothers.
The shipwreck of the Empress of Ireland happened just before the start of World War I and was the worst maritime disaster in Canadian history to happen during peacetime. Research: Blatchford, Andy. “Empress of Ireland, ‘Canada's Titanic,' finally getting its due after 100 years.” Globe and Mail. 5/23/2014. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/empress-of-ireland-canadas-titanic-finally-getting-its-due-after-100-years/article18819164/ Boyd, Ellsworth. “Empress of Ireland was ‘Canada's Titanic.'” NUMA. 10/9/2017. https://numa.net/2017/10/empress-of-ireland-was-canadas-titanic/ Butler, Don. “Museum of Civilization finally acquires Empress of Ireland collection.” Ottawa Citizen. 10/27/2012. https://ottawacitizen.com/news/ottawa%20&%20area/museum-of-civilization-finally-acquires-empress-of-ireland-collection Canadian Pacific Railway Company. “Atlantic Royal Mail Service – ‘The Empresses'.” 1906. https://archive.org/details/cihm_71926/ “Empress of Ireland.” From “Lost Liners” by Robert D. Ballard and Rick Archbold, Madison Press Books. Via PBS. https://www.pbs.org/lostliners/empress.html Empress of Ireland Commemoration. “The Forgotten Tragedy.” Pointe-au-Pere Site Historique Maritime. http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/home.html Fry, Krsiten. “Saving the Empress's treasures.” Beaver. Apr/May2008, Vol. 88 Issue 2, p10-11. Hertz, Kayla. “On this day: The Empress of Ireland, 'Canada's Titanic,' sinks in 1914.” Irish Central. 5/29/2022. https://www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/empress-of-ireland-sinking Marshall, Logan. “The tragic story of the Empress of Ireland; an authentic account of the most horrible disaster in Canadian history, constructed from the real facts obtained from those on board who survived and other great sea disasters, containing the statements of Captain Henry George Kendall, commanding the Empress of Ireland and Captain Thomas Andersen, commanding the Storstad.” Philadelphia Printed by John C. Winston. 1914. https://archive.org/details/tragicstoryofemp00marsuoft Mersey, John C. Bigham (John Charles Bigham). “Report of Commission of Inquiry into the casualty to the British steamship 'Empress of Ireland,' which sunk after collision with the Norwegian steamer 'Storstad' in the River St. Lawrence, on 29th May 1914.” 1914. https://archive.org/details/op1256477-1001/mode/2up National Museums of Liverpool. “Empress of Ireland Disaster.” https://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/maritime-museum/empress-of-ireland-disaster “Report and Evidence of the Commission of Inquiry into the Loss of the British Steamship ‘Empress of Irelnad.'” From “Sessional papers of the Dominion of Canada 1915.” Canadian Parliament. 1914. https://archive.org/details/n16sessionalpaper50canauoft/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.