Thursday, February 18, 2010

Lakshmi means to perceive or observe an objective or aim.

Lashmi is the Goddess of Wealth. Not necessarily monetarily although that's how most people take it.

I am starting to think that people have been mis-perceiving or many more like used to have it taught to then in such a way that it effects there thinking and behavior and yet, they don't really see maybe what the original author wrote or intended. I guess it really all a matter of perception. Of where you are observing the text from, a way of thinking about things.

There is a good chance that this drifted from something that was more like Athena, the goddess of wisdom and victory.  I think these are really a more the the spirit, or emotion way of thinking. Like feeling patriotic is. Something that is not a flesh and blood physical entity.

I think most of the Hindu gods must really be a very comprehensive inventory of social meme's.  Ways of thinking and acting and the paths that they will lead to. This is told in a very open non-western way of viewing the world.  The stories of each god it to teach the children to be aware and see certain trends and types of behavior in the world. Of what to avoid to not be tricked or taken in and which ones to look up to.  There are good gods, and bad gods with many that are shades of gray. A whole strange and unfamiliar way of viewing morality to those raised as Christians where we have good and evil, sin and non-sin.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I had a dream

When I was a kid over 30 years ago, I was dreaming that a TV technology in the future would obviously be able to instantly access and play almost every music album,  TV show and movie ever made.   That it would be flat and hang on the wall. And even have a computer as part of it. No it wasn't intelligent or be able to speak, but it would also have video conferencing and CCTV. That this TV would be available almost everywhere, and work on small little devices as well at large screen. That is would also play on a device that is amazing similar to the iPad too, a device that would completely replace books constantly connected to a global network constantly.

As I sit here I am realizing that I have it, right here, right now in front of me. Yea it a bit of a kludge, but it's all here.

I have my PC with an HDMI output graphics card hooked to the HDTV. I canceled my cable, and decided that were are almost there, the point where the Internet could almost replace it.  I also have my Internet Enabled Blue Ray player that get's Pandora, YouTube, Netflix and Blockbuster.
All this business with PVR's and recoding shows, it's just dreadful nonsense. I can watch it all now, instantly without any preplanning at all. I have a slider and can just jump forward and backward instantly, sometimes I am stuck with a short commercial, which I can live with.  
So far I have be able to watch almost anything that I really had an interest in. Granted some has had to be bit torrented or paid for. Preferable paid for when ever possible. Anyhow the point it there hasn't been a single thing I can think of that I haven't been able to find.

All sorts of hard to find, obscure movies and old TV shows. Current shows. I am sitting here watching Star Trek VII: Generations on Hulu now. It's not the best movie, but I really love classic trek, on the HD set it looks great.

I went through hell to find the smallest cheapest set that can display the video in it's native resolution. Believe it or not there is HD content available over the web now. Some even in 1080p and several sites even streaming in 1080p. It's breathtaking.  I have yet to see any Broadcast or Cable TV over 720p.   Even though most sets can play video in 1920 x 1080 resolution they have to resize it to fit. the real screen resolution of 1366 x 768 . This really kills the image quality to put it lightly.

Well I made an interesting observation.  High end streaming video works seems to work better on even a low end  DSL then it did on my cable modem. This came a real shock to me, and  would like to test this from a few more sites.  Add that to this business where the cable companies were messing with  p2p  file transfers and for a log time were doing it secretly.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

The Money Master

There is a movie that explains in great detail what has been going on with the MONEY in this country.
It's 3 Hr and 35 Minutes long!

THE MONEY MASTERS is a 3 1/2 hour non-fiction, historical documentary that traces the origins of the political power structure that rules our nation and the world today. The modern political power structure has its roots in the hidden manipulation and accumulation of gold and other forms of money. The development of fractional reserve banking practices in the 17th century brought to a cunning sophistication the secret techniques initially used by goldsmiths fraudulently to accumulate wealth. With the formation of the privately-owned Bank of England in 1694, the yoke of economic slavery to a privately-owned "central" bank was first forced upon the backs of an entire nation, not removed but only made heavier with the passing of the three centuries to our day. Nation after nation, including America, has fallen prey to this cabal of international central bankers. 

Segments: The Problem; The Money Changers; Roman Empire; The  Goldsmiths of Medieval England; Tally Sticks; The Bank of England; The Rise of the Rothschilds; The American Revolution; The Bank of North America; The Constitutional Convention; First Bank of the U.S.; Napoleon’s Rise to Power; Death of the First Bank of the U.S. / War of 1812; Waterloo; Second Bank of the U.S.; Andrew Jackson; Abe Lincoln and the Civil War; The Return of the Gold Standard; Free Silver; J.P. Morgan / 1907 Crash;  Jekyll Island; Fed Act of 1913; J.P. Morgan / WWI; Roaring 20s / Great Depression; FDR /  WWII / Fort Knox; World Central Bank; Conclusions.

Official Movie Website - You can buy it on DVD.

You can watch it at:
The Money Masters (on  (sorry you need to download there player, but it's worth it)
The Money Masters (on Google Video) 

Also recommended:
"Firewall: In Defense of Nation State" 

Video news on "Federal Reserve"