Being Here Now: “Klassik Lounge Nightflight”, – and Chess..

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Hey, – you know what ? – LIFE IS GOOD ! – A game of chess, – see below, – while also listening to “Klassik Lounge  Nightflight”,  on what has got to be the world’s best radio-station: German Klassik Radio, is very much Transhumanisten’s “cup of tea”.. – I am not entirely sure if it qualifies as Being Here Now, but it sure feels like it icon smile Being Here Now: Klassik Lounge Nightflight,   and Chess..

I wrote a while ago, that I was seriously contemplating to quit blogging.. – Alas, I can’t promise you I will, – ha-ha-ha, – but.. do expect, – but don’t count on it.., – this blog to be idle for a while, maybe even until Christmas.. – For one thing, I’m feeling a bit exhausted from all the online bickering in which I take part, and another reason is I will soon be completely absorbed with the coming World Chess Championship match, – 7th. – 27th Nov. – between  Norway’s Magnus Carlsen and Indian Viswanathan Anand.

Don’t get me wrong: I DO have other things to do also, apart from “being HERE.. NOW, but I am not going to bore you with what that might be, so.. as an introduction to the coming match, here’s a (quite difficult) little task for you: Black moves and wins.. – (Mate in.. around 13 moves.., or do you have a better way.. – (Warning: It’ll drive you crazy.., but it’s possible, – I swear !)

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Update:
On second thoughts, I don’t want to drive potential chess-playing readers crazy.., so here’s a game I just played that presents a much easier problem:

Black has just played 28. – Rc2 ?? – And now white mates in 5 !

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Tune in at 22:00 (UTC+01:00) for two hours of celestial “Nightflight” Lounge music ! – Or anytime if you’re a lover of classical music !

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BE HERE NOW.., – says “irrational, Islamophobic, racist, genocidal fascist maniac”, SAM HARRIS..

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be here now cover ram dass 294x300 BE HERE NOW..,   says irrational, Islamophobic, racist, genocidal fascist maniac, SAM HARRIS..In my younger days, as a hippie, – (of sorts..), in the early seventies, I inevitably stumbled upon the hippie bible: BE HERE NOW, by Ram Dass, a.k.a. Richard Alpert, associate of Timothy Leary at Harvard University in the early 1960s..

Why I’m telling you ? – Well, I just saw this 2012 video, below, with Sam Harris, tittled IT IS ALWAYS NOW.. – I admire Sam Harris a great deal, and for a number of reasons I will not get into here, except saying I think he is a WISE man worth listening to.

You may say that, in this video, he is merely stating the obvious, and you’d have a point, but.. “trivial” truths or not, – how come most people, – including myself, – (although only to some extent icon smile BE HERE NOW..,   says irrational, Islamophobic, racist, genocidal fascist maniac, SAM HARRIS.. – simply will not listen ???

Sam Harris is one of these “controversial” characters, – the meaning of which is dubious, if you’re among the many who dislike him for some reason, – who is being viciously attacked by his many adversaries who, oddly as it would seem, includes many atheists.

Ben Affleck, – (whos beliefs I know nothing about), recently attacked Harris on “Real Time” with Bill Maher, – see Bill Maher, Sam Harris 1 – Ben Affleck, Reza Aslan 0 – True lslam(ophobes) – and other “gutmenchen”..,, which was bad enough, but now things have turned really vicious, as both Reza Aslan and Glenn Greenwald shamelessly  retweetet the following:

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 Yep, “scholar” Aslan and “superhero” Greenwald really did write that: Harris is not a rational thinker, but a genocidal fascist maniac !

Well, I do know from personal experience, that it has become fashionable to accuse perfectly sane and good people of being supportive of genocide.., but you know what.. I think I’m going to watch “It is always now” one more time, then you, if you think it’s worth your time, – (and IT IS if you ask me !), can read Harris’ own response:

On the Mechanics of Defamation

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FEMALE FREEDOM FIGHTERS : Malala Yousufzai, Aliaa Magda Elmahdy, Ayan Hirsi Ali, Femen, Deeyah, Aya Mohsen, Veena Malik, Shabana Rehman, Manal al-Sharif, Nujood Ali, Taslima Nasrin..

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Note: This was first posted on Jan. 9, – 2013, but I take it you will understand why I am reposting it.. – Hint: Nobel Peace Prize..

Infanticide, child marriage and slavery, rape, genital mutilation, forced marriage, tracking, beating, honor killings, acid attacks, can’t go to school, can’t make enough money, – the list goes on an on..

worst and best countries for women FEMALE FREEDOM FIGHTERS : Malala Yousufzai, Aliaa Magda Elmahdy, Ayan Hirsi Ali,  Femen,  Deeyah, Aya Mohsen, Veena Malik, Shabana Rehman, Manal al Sharif, Nujood Ali, Taslima Nasrin..http://www.trust.org/trustlaw/news/special-coverage/g20women/

How encouraging amidst all this misery and abuse it is to read about heroines and freedom fighters like the one’s I’ve put together in this slide-show. I could have spent hours adding more to the list, but these brave women and girls are some of the finest representatives I could think of. I will probably add more along the way..

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Malala Yusufzai, shot by Taleban
FEMEN – Sextremism !
“Tolerance of intolerance is cowardice”
The uprising of women in the Arab world
Deeyah – “The Muslim Madonna”
Shabana Rehman – “Mullah Lifter”
Submission…
Veena Malik – “Some of us like fun and entertainment”
Aliaa Magda Elmahdy – “Nude blogger”
Manal-al-Sharif – “Let’s Drive” !
Nujood Ali: “I have decided to say no”
Taslima Nasrin – No place for women”
Women bloggers of South Asia

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Bill Maher, Sam Harris 1 – Ben Affleck, Reza Aslan 0 – True lslam(ophobes) – and other “gutmenchen”..

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Every once in a great while, something happens on television that you know while you’re watching it: Well, this is unusual..

Without saying too.. much, Ben Affleck, the “Liberal” / “Progressive”, humanitarian super-hero, quick to pull the racist card, reminded me of what Pat Condell said in this video that I posted recently:

“You can measure how “progressive” you are by how long it’s been since you called someone a racist for advocating secularism or democracy, “racist” of course being the handy catch-all word for any social or political opinion progressives disapprove of, used typically as a first resort, like a pepperspray, to shut people up before they can be heard…”

Affleck is easily dealt with. However, Maher has a far more formidable opponent in Reza Aslan, scholar of religions..

“Scholar” ? – All the same he’s full of bulls.., or, at best, speaks half-truths:

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Bill Maher 1 Ben Affleck 0 The Daily Beast Bill Maher, Sam Harris 1   Ben Affleck, Reza Aslan 0   True lslam(ophobes)   and other gutmenchen..It was cracking good TV, but it was more—it hit home because they were describing one of the most important debates within liberalism of the last…10 years certainly, as pertains to Islam…

Here’s some quick history for you. First, the Enlightenment happened, and humankind developed the idea of universal rights. ’Round about the 1920s, some scholars in the then-newish field of cultural anthropology started to argue that all rights, or at least values, were not universal, and that we (the West) should be careful about imposing our values on societies with traditions and customs so removed from our own…

And so, yes, we have seen in recent years from liberalism, or at least from some liberals (a crucial distinction, in fact), an unwillingness to criticize the reactionary aspects or expressions of other cultures, expressions that these liberals would have no hesitation whatsover in criticizing if they were exhibited by, say, Southern white Chriastians…

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UN International Day of Older Persons, – Oct. 1, – International Longevity Day FUN MEMES !

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Longevity day global 1 oct  UN  International Day of Older Persons,   Oct. 1,    International Longevity Day FUN MEMES !Please join these research and advocacy efforts by organizing, supporting, promoting or participating in educational events or conferences dedicated to biology of aging and longevity in your area“, writes Ilia Stambler, PhD, author of A History of Life-Extensionism in the Twentieth Century.

Well, – being a lazy bum and not much of an “activist”, my humble / brilliant / dumb-ass / (in)appropriate contribution, according to taste.., will be these memes, below.

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Yeah, I agree, this is revolting, and why would I post something like that.. – Well, – you tell me, or ask me, if you’re curious and must know..longevity party last supper meme1  UN  International Day of Older Persons,   Oct. 1,    International Longevity Day FUN MEMES !

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