Tuesday, December 30, 2008

There is a call for speed-limiting cars

A short time ago I posted a segment on Geo-location and the possible use for tracking speeders. I didn't think that this could actually be taken further by the government.

They are planning to make a digital map of the road system in the UK and link that to a (voluntary - at present) device which could be installed in vehicles so that the car is forced to obey the speed limit for the road being travelled. The brakes would be applied by the computer system automatically without the driver having to actually do anything.

Using this system would really allow the authorities to know where you are and whether you a breaking any traffic regulations. What I thought would be only linked to mobile phones - and thus could be circumvented (leave your phone at home) quite easily - would now be fully integrated into your car and be able to track you wherever and at whatever speed you are going.

While this might be considered a life-saving device it has to be considered that there are times when being able to accelerate out of danger. and thus officially break the speed limit, would be useful and necessary.

It has been said that several, if not most, of the motoring groups would reject this idea because they consider that the government is placing too much emphasis on speed as the prime cause of accidents. I suspect that the freedom of choice people would have something to say about this too.

I extracted this information from the BBC News page at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7803997.stm and a few more bits of information and some background links can be found there.


I had intended to add to this blog on a personal level but this will have to wait for a few more days, look for something on or before 08 Jan 09.

Love and peace to all for the New Year

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Sunday, December 07, 2008

Experimenting with a new toy

BotallackThis post is for me to assess the usefulness of 'Zemanta', a blogging assistant. It is designed to suggest images and articles to add to the blog as it is being written, the test for me is whether it offers an image that I have been trying to add to my various postings here.

Botallack...this picture was taken by me on my mobile phone several months ago during one of the warmer months when I took a walk out to the cliffs to get some exercise and in the hopes of taking an image or two to add to this blog.

Well, I can see it here in the draft and if it appears in the posted version as well I shall be pleased. I shall be much more inspired to collect more photographs for inclusion here, I didn't feel the need when I couldn;t be certain that the images would actually appear.

Hope that this is interesting for you...
Love to all

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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Geo-location to solve traffc problems

I have had this story sitting on one of the tabs in my Firefox for quite a few days now, waiting to see if anyone else would respond to the concept.

No one did, so here is my take on it; the idea seems to be quite a good one, use the geo-location device in our mobile phones to feed back information about traffic conditions so that we can avoid the problems. The concept can be connected with sat-nav systems for complete coverage to make the driving experience better.

As handsets move, their signals are re-routed to the nearest mobile mast and it is this "hand-off" that provides the information about movement and speed. One aspect of this is not mentioned in the BBC News article (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7733919.stm), when does this information become interesting to traffic police with respect to speeding offences? After all, if the "hand-off" happens more frequently than normal for any particular road then the vehicle is obviously exceeding the speed limit and the police don't even have to chase you - they already have your phone number and can trace the owner of the phone without too much difficulty.

Big Brother is already watching you, now he will know when you are breaking the law as well.

I don't drive but I know many people who do and I suspect that this whole idea will give rise to mixed feelings.

Happy (paranoid) driving - take care on the road.

Love to all


Sunday, November 09, 2008

Statins, is this the new conspiracy?

I keep reading in the news about how 'good' Statins are for everyone and now there is a new drive to get everyone to use them even if they are already healthy. I wonder whether they are a by-product of another industrial process in the same way that fluoride is and when they couldn't find any other way of safely disposing of this toxic material, it was pushed as a 'health product'. Health? The amount of fluoride in a small tube (child sized and flavoured to appeal to children) has enough fluoride to kill a child if eaten.

The non-mainstream health groups have long said that Statins are not a safe thing to place in the human body and should be avoided if possible.

My suspicious mind is wondering whether there is a similar issue here, Statins being produced from a different source would be dumped but a 'health use' is discovered and it is profitable to dump it on the unsuspecting public instead. It still gets into the environment but it is profitable and they cannot be prosecuted for placing it there and the health authorities will come to their support and say "what a good thing you have done".

Yes, I know that this is another rant about health issues but I do feel rather strongly since my 'health professionals' (sponsored by the government and the drug manufacturers) have been pushing me to add certain medications to my body - and some of these, I feel, are not really helping me at all.

Rant over...for now, but do not be surprised to see a new post before too long.

Love and good health to all,

Friday, November 07, 2008

Flexing the muscles on this blog

This is partially done to allow the FaceBook thing I have to allow me to add this blog to the list of 'services' on my list.

I also wanted to try out the flickr connection to permit the addition of images to these pages.  It isn't working the way I want but since I can add images to this blog I don't really care.

This is a picture of somewhat warmer days on the cliffs near my home.

I haven't done much new here for a little while but I feel that some new stuff is on the way.

See you soon - love

Thursday, October 23, 2008

The 'Mind Wipe' Pill

How long before science fiction is completely overtaken by fact?  This has already happened in some areas but now a new idea comes to the fore.

Scientists in the USofA say that they have found a way to selectively wipe out 'uncomfortable' memories.  This is only a short step away from the legal 'Mind Wipe' used as a punishment in the TV series 'Babylon 5', where a criminal - convicted of a serious crime, like murder - has his or her memory wiped and supplanted by false and socially acceptable memories so that they can take their place in society as a productive member again.

In experiments on mice it was found that a particular protein has a role in the formation of memories, it is theorised that it should be possible to develop a pill to erase 'traumatic and fearful memories' without damaging the brain.  How difficult would it be to simply remove all memories to create a safe member of society?

Or, dare I say it, to create a memory-free being (I cannot use the word 'person' here for rather obvious reasons) for use as a slave.

This way nightmares are born.

Thanks for reading this.

Love Ainsley

Friday, October 17, 2008

The visit didn't happen...

But I am still hoping that someone will come here.  I felt rather sad that with the (granted, rather limited) publicity there must be quite a few people who are even more disappointed with the no-show; I have to say that my personal feelings are that there will be a visit rather soon.  We are on the verge of something very special and rather spectacular and a visit is really overdue.

I probably will not be the first to break the news but I will report the information as soon as I can.

Keep watching the sky folks...you may well be the first to spot the visitors.

Love Ainsley

Sunday, October 12, 2008

The arrival of new friends

I have seen quite a few references to the possible arrival of UFOs above our cities on October 14 (2008) and feel that I have to add my thoughts on this.

I must admit that my mind is rather torn on this matter even though spirit is really comfortable, the human part is still sitting in disbelief here.  There is also the concept that the war-motivated masses will see this as something to fight and beings coming here in friendship, could actually result in the destruction of society on this planet.

If we can avoid all the potential problems, then I would really love to see and meet some visitors from other worlds - knowingly meet that is, I am convinced that there are beings among us who are from other worlds and have kept their presence carefully hidden.

I await the arrival with interest, this could be the most wonderful thing that could happen to the inhabitance of our planet.

Whatever happens, I shall make an entry here.

Love to all...(I mean all)

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Assisting Gaia

An interesting web site has been brought to my attention, http://onewiththewinds,com, while I fully support the idea that assistance should be given to those affected by the storms and hurricanes that are appearing in the world at the moment, it troubles me that these things are being 'tweaked' by well-intentioned people.

In my meditations I have been shown that Gaia does not require healing any more - she just requires support in what she does...occasionally this means some clearing and, in this process some of us will have to change our spiritual pattern. There is also another level to this, some of the souls need to step out of their current incarnation because they have a different area of 'work' to attend and they also need to experience a different way of leaving this incarnation.

What I am saying here is, that the things that Gaia is manifesting are things that she requires, as do the souls that are experiencing them - give assistance to those who remain but do not attempt to mess with what needs to happen.

I know that there are many out there who will not like what I have just said but it is for you to meditate on these things and ask your higher self whether what I have said is valid.

Let me know what you think.

Love to all

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Non-mainstream religion

Well here comes another target for the 'watch list' or even a possible 'hate list'.

I have been reading through one of the little leaflets from the "Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania", this one about living in a peaceful new world. One of the background facts not covered by the leaflet is that we will all have to be vegetarian - we are all shown as living in complete harmony with all other living animal organisms, what then can we eat?

The leaflet suggests that the whole earth will be transformed into 'a gardenlike paradise state'; lovely but what will happen to those life-forms which are happy in the desert or rocky areas or any place not considered as 'garden' by the members of this religion group.

Incidentally this leaflet goes on to say that there will be food for all and that we will be the ones who will plant and harvest...this implies that the population of Earth will have to fall significantly, how will this be achieved?

It also troubles me that the Bible, supposedly the word of God, is written and re-written by the leaders of the various religious groups so that the book will say what they want their followers to read. I once asked someone who knocked at my front door what the bible said about reincarnation, only to be told that there were no references in the book at all. The emperor Justinian and his wife did a fairly good job of removing most of the references but there are still a few remaining in the King John editions (those are also heavily edited) but I discovered, through a search on the web, that the version of the bible they used was entirely re-written for their use.

If this doesn't attract some comments it will show that no one else reads my blogs and that this for my own entertainment purposes alone.

Love to all

Monday, August 18, 2008

DNA database - the government conspiracy

I read an article from The Register (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/08/18/ndnad_new_figures/} about the fact that the government probably will not comply with requests to remove innocent people from the database, I also went through the comments and came across one from 'Chris G'. He (essentially) jokingly makes a suggestion that babies should be micro-chipped at birth...

"According to another article in the Reg, in the UK
we are NOT innocent until proven guilty, therefore children should be
considered guilty from birth, after all how many of them will grow up
to be the proud possessors of ASBOs or worse? I say let's stop messing
around , don't just take their DNA,fire a chip into their necks the
moment they are born so we can keep track of them from day one.

"We could train Midwife/policemen then we could chip the little sods the moment there is enough of the neck showing."

Just to be certain that this idea will go through and become law, all the government has to do is to arrange for a sudden rash of baby kidnappings from hospitals around the country. Then when they suggest that if babies are chipped at birth then they can be traced within the hospital and cannot be removed without permission...of course these chips cannot be deactivated and will remain in the body for life. Because our babies will be safe from kidnapping we will all be pleased to allow this to happen.

Am I the only one to see this as a distinct possibility and find that this is really disturbing?

Sleep well...if you can.

Love to all

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Varioous aspects of blogging

The headline reads:
'The power of female blogging' and the rest of the text goes on to talk about the female force in blogging. I think that most of what is said, about getting more women interested in pouring out their thoughts onto the web for others to read is really great. One thing that appears a bit further down the page states that "In a print magazine advertisers could use old standards such as heels, lipstick and sex to sell..." I took a quick look at the front page of BlogHer and read one of the bloggers references about the 'must-have shoes for the fall' just made me feel that the whole female blogging push is about selling. Further proof of this is fully illustrated by the attempt to get the bloggers to add some kind of advertising to their page, something I really cannot get interested in doing or indeed following. When I see an advert I just ignore it, sales to me are not going to happen - sorry.

I also fail to see why there should be a 'women only' blogging site; if the equivalent version of a 'men only' site were to come into being on the web I can see that there would be a very vociferous claim of sexism, and rightly so. The only possible reason I can come up with is for a more efficient demographic targeting of the audience, this rant is fairly pointless - no one is going to change what is happening.

I mentioned that I am now on Twitter, I use TwitterFox to inform me of postings when I am not signed in to the site and have activated the phone link for one of my 'followings' and also use Twhirl for when I don't want to use Firefox for whatever reason. The reason I am babbling about this is because I am considering adding 'TwitPic' to my armoury, to allow me to add pictures to my posts - advice and information from any reader (in comments to this post) would be gratefully received.

Speaking of which, if anyone wants to follow my posts on Twitter look for me as DolphinDancer (no breaks in the name) and say hello.

Well, that is all for now - love to all.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Experiments in the Blogging world

Greeting blogging friends

I have been trying out the Twitter thing and find it to be quite good; it has been referred to as a 'Micro-Blog' and as such works well. If you don't have any friends on Twitter it can be a rather lonely place and this is the way I find it at present. I am starting to find my way around there and if you want to take a look, go to Twitter.com and take read their information pages. If you are already familiar with the way it works and maybe want to 'follow me' then look for DolphinDancer (no space or hyphen in the name) and say hello sometime.

I actually wanted to place their little widget on this page but cannot get the thing to install, leave alone work; I shall have another go sometime soon, meanwhile this will have to suffice.

This addition to my blog is being made through the ScribeFire add-on in Firefox, I find it to be a very useful thing. Additions to the blog can be made without having to connect to the Blogger site directly and is very useful for blogging 'on the fly'

Till next time, love and peace.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Phone and e-mail database

It has been placed into consideration by ministers in parliament that a database of electronic information which will hold details of every phone call and e-mail sent in the UK. Granted that these plans at an early stage but it is my opinion that this idea ranks with the concept of the national ID card scheme and the biometric passport as a very unwelcome intrusion into our personal privacy and all of these things should be scrapped before any further money is wasted on them.

I have to admit that this little rant is my own feelings but members of parliament have stated very similar ideas, including -

Given the appalling track record of data loss, this state is simply not to be trusted with such private information
Chris Huhne
Lib Dems

I really hope that the civil liberty groups working in this country manage to influence the MPs to throw this one out.

I guess that this rant has ensured that I am on one of the security databases as a potential trouble-maker - oh well...sigh!

In peace and privacy...Ainsley

Sunday, May 18, 2008

The possibility of tin mining restarting in Cornwall

While I have to admit that an improvement in employment prospects in Cornwall and Devon should be welcomed, the potential damage to the environment must be taken into consideration.

The tungsten and tin mine on the edge of Dartmoor at Hemerdon will threaten that beautiful area and any developments must take into consideration the risks to the environment.

Photograph of a tin mine from the BBC images - I cannot get this to load in the time I have available so this reference has to stand.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cornwall/7406971.stm for the whole article.

(A slightly concerned) Ainsley

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Panda sneezes

Just trying this to see if it works...

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I hope it does because it really is funny.

Actually this didn't work but the link - copy and past it to your browser bar - should take you to the Google player page and it can be viewed there.

Monday, April 28, 2008

The miracle berry

The article on the BBC news website seems to show that 'Big Business' is once again flexing its muscles to prevent the smaller men from gaining a foothold and marketing a product which will benefit a lot of people.

The product is an extract from the berry of 'Synesepalum dulcificum'

Taken from the BBC News website (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/7367548.stm)

Grown in Africa, first documented in 18th Century

Acts on the sour receptors of the tongue, turning sour tastes sweet

Effect lasts 30 mins - two hours

Effect is destroyed in hot foods - eg coffee and baked foods

Renders an accompanying dry white wine sickly sweet

Great for diet control and for those who need to maintain a 'diabetic' control on their blood-glucose levels, it would appear that the American FDA are controlled by the sugar and sweeteners companies to maintain their control over what is consumed.


Long gap - but I hope to do better

It has been really too long since I made the last post here; much has happened, a lot of which cannot be told in this blog.

One of the most important things has been felt even by some of my least 'spiritual' friends, they have been commenting to me about how fast time seems to be passing and I didn't really become aware of this in connection to this blog till I considered reading it and adding something new.

I hope to write something new here and this should be somewhat more frequent too, I have added something to my installation of Firefox which should facilitate this. My intent is to spread the field of my thoughts and, although it is still my intention to have a fairly spiritual flavour to my thoughts here, I shall start to add things which just hold my interest - and hold the interest of those who read these things too.

Love to all - Ainsley