Words shouldn’t scare you

“When you gonna wake up, when you gonna wake up..”

Let’s not fear words and labels, let’s understand what they truly mean.
Bob Dylan wrote in his song “When you gonna wake up”..

“God don’t make promises that He don’t keep.
You got some big dreams baby, but in order to dream you gotta still be asleep.

When you gonna wake up, when you gonna wake up.
When you gonna wake up strengthen the things that remain ?

Counterfeited philosophies have polluted all of your thoughts.
Karl Marx has got ya by the throat, Henry Kissinger’s got you tied up in knots.

When you gonna wake up, when you gonna wake up.
When you gonna wake up strengthen the things that remain ?

You got innocent men in jail, your insane asylums are filled.
You got unrighteous doctors dealing drugs that’ll never cure your ills.

When you gonna wake up, when you gonna wake up.
When you gonna wake up strengthen the things that remain ?

You got men who can’t hold their peace and woman who can’t control their tongues.
The rich seduce the poor and the old are seduced by the young.

When you gonna wake up, when you gonna wake up.
When you gonna wake up strengthen the things that remain ?

Adulterers in churches and pornography in the schools.
You got gangsters in power and lawbreakers making rules.

When you gonna wake up, when you gonna wake up.
When you gonna wake up strengthen the things that remain ?

Spiritual advisors and gurus to guide your every move.
Instant inner peace and every step you take has got to be approved.

When you gonna wake up, when you gonna wake up.
When you gonna wake up strengthen the things that remain ?

Do you ever wonder just what God requires ?
You think He’s just an errand boy to satisfy your wandering desires.

When you gonna wake up, when you gonna wake up.
When you gonna wake up and strengthen the things that remain ?You can’t take it with you and you know that it’s too worthless to be sold.
They tell you, ‘Time is money’ as if your life was worth its weight in gold.

When you gonna wake up, when you gonna wake up.
When you gonna wake up and strengthen the things that remain ?There’s a man up on a cross and He’s been crucified for you.
Believe in His power that’s about all you got to do.

When you gonna wake up, when you gonna wake up.
When you gonna wake up and strengthen the things that remain ?”

Listen the song:

Real Change is in our palm

So, Bernie won. He won big in Nevada.
 
“It’s time to stop saying Moderates won’t vote for Bernie.”
 
“People love Bernie and want him, not because of his ideology, not because of their own personal politics, but because people simply love honesty.” Let’s know more of what Bernie has done last 30 years.
 
“It’s time to stop saying that Bernie can not beat Trump. He absolutely can. And he will do it by bringing the people who never voted before but whose lives depend on whether Trump stays or not.”
 
Love when the girl says in the video “He needs to know..We have been listening to him. We believe him and we support him.”
 
Now towards winning South Carolina and super Tuesday. But establishment will still throw everything towards Bernie to stop his nomination because for them it’s beneficial to have another 4 years of Trump and get a corrupt democrat of their choice later, rather than have Bernie Sanders who will change the corrupt system inside out.
 
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti on Bipartisan Elitism and Themes from Their New Book | Useful Idiots
 
 
#feelthebern #bernie2020 #berniewon

The point

“What is the point of it all?” It’s kind of an ironic question, it’s a foolish question.

Herbert Fingarette (20 January 1921 – 2 November 2018) was an American philosopher and emeritus professor of philosophy at the University of California, Santa Barbara who once argued that there was no reason to fear death. At 97, his own mortality began to haunt him, and he had to rethink everything.

We have invented so many things like the big G, like those pursuit of happiness as nothing can fill the void this question creates. This is where the utility of belief in afterlife comes into action, because all of a sudden, if you believe in a rewarding or punishing after life, then a believer’s meaning of life is to optimize his or her chance of getting reward instead of getting punishment. Suddenly life has a goal! What a great invention! What a great utility of fictions!

But I guess we make a mistake when we connect these two notions: “(a) There’s no point of life if I am eventually going to die” to —> “(b) Then there’s no point of doing anything to enjoy my moments and try to make my future moments”.

Yes, “You are going to die if you jump off that bridge”. Yes, “you are going to lose your mind a bit after you finish that whiskey or do drugs”. Yes, “you are going to piss off your mom or your friends if you become the same annoying and judgmental you are.”

So, the next moments do depend on what you do in this moment. Therefore, it is possible to ensure your next moments to be pleasurable or insufferable.
But yet, if we look back, we realize we made most of our moments to be insufferable. We acknowledge most of it seem to be outside of our hands.
But should that be the reason to give up, ay?

And is striving to live life better and challenging your own self and realigning therefore the pursuit?

Of course, there are many points in experiencing and creating our moments like getting that first job, falling in love, reminiscing that last goodbye, sending letters of love, protesting against injustice.

But most of points are ultimately only valid for yourself, not for anyone or anything else. Only you can value your moment after all. You are the only judge of yourself after all.

Death lets you identify the value of life. Life is the day and death is the night, in the long run. We are just a fly in the ocean of time and you only live in the NOW, not an waking moment before, not an waking moment later. But you can create a heaven or a hell with the way you think about your moments.

A life of roaming

“I was never going to go if I was waiting for someone to come with me” – Laura.

It’s time again soon for me to plan and move to a different city and I already started fearing a new life and missing my friends. And I have been reminiscing.

Every time I move, I lose my friends and some of them are really close. It’s hard to stay away from family too sometimes. It has been taking a great toll on me losing people from life, missing people and things I once cared and still care a lot. However, life really forces you to change a lot sometimes. But with every move, there are many surprising positive things that I eventually get, for example, new friends.

Ultimately, it’s the human relationship, which linger the most, whereas, some relationships get broken with many woes. I was reading few blog posts linked below on the merits/demerits of digital nomad life and just thought about my past.

If I observe my life path, I have been a semi-nomad all my teen/adult life. This last 6 years (2014-2020) was probably the longest time I have lived in two adjacent cities for my graduate education in my ’20s, but even in this scenario, I have changed apartments/house every year. First two years (2014-2015), I frequently visited my ex girlfriend in Urbana Champaign, then (2014-2016) I lived in Lafayette, whereas since 2017 up until 2020, I lived near Purdue campus in West Lafayette. And last summer (2019 May – 2019 Aug), I lived in Silicon valley and explored the central part of the west coast in California. But when I was in Japan (2008-2014), I lived in a city at most 3 years, 1 year(2008) in Tokyo, 3 years(2009-2012) in Shikoku, (2012-2014) in Osaka, 2014 in Tokyo again. Now, even if I look further back into my life in Bangladesh, I was born in Rangpur, Bangladesh, but then my parents moved in to Ulipur, Bangladesh (~1988 – 1994 ish) where both sides of my grandparents have our country homes, then my family moved to a slightly larger northern city Rangpur (where I was born) again and I studied 10 years (1994 – 2004) for my primary and junior level schooling. After that I moved to the capital Dhaka, Bangladesh by myself leaving my parents and had my high school there from (2004-2007) and started my college in 2008 for a semester right before leaving for Japan. And of course, even in these years from 1995-2007, I changed home almost every year.

It seems to me, I have a true desire to move and roam. However, up until recently, I haven’t really realized these facts of my own life very closely. Now that I can realize, I am questioning some of the future ideas that I have. Can I ever settle somewhere, with someone? Should I ? Will I? Sometimes I feel like I am incapable of settling down as I love the idea of fluid life. But I also don’t want to have a set idea of life for mine either where everything is predictable. So, may be, it’s better to just acknowledge that I just don’t know about my future and I will never know concretely beyond just a map of ideas and dreams for an ever changing future yet to come.

Last summer I didn’t have a home and I constantly moved between airbnb, hotels, car camping. And I have been thinking whether I should go on full digital nomad mode. But as I can see there are many challenges of that. But have I ever feared challenges and risks? For me, I always craved adventures !

I believe I am not alone in this way of floating in the current of the web-like river of our lives in our society in each country on this planet in this universe. And I wish I could keep more snapshots of my life as one day it will end with all my memories inside my head.

Gosh, I have so much yet to experience and embrace! I hope not to lose track of time. And I wish I could find the less to be more.

#life #memories #travel #nomad #backpacker

https://blog.tortugabackpacks.com/realities-digital-nomad-…/
https://abackpackerstale.com/
https://piktochart.com/…/unglamorous-facts-digital-nomad-l…/

Bitcoin reaches 10,000$

CryptoCycle1
I have started my Crypto cycle Twitch TV for monthly Bitcoin/Cryptocurrency update.
Bitcoin has reached 10,000$ USD today. Last summer Bitcoin price has seen the high of ~13,500$ USD and then on, it was experiencing low price. Bitcoin has potential to break its last price ~20,000$ USD this year, because the money supply will be reduced in the summer of 2020.
 
I think I can do better job making videos now on. The background audio volume should have been reduced.
Coindesk news:

Record high temperature in Antarctica

65 degree Farenhite(18 degree celsius) today in Antarctica!!!!
https://m.huffpost.com/…/en…/us_5e3de7fac5b6b7088700000e/amp

Climate change is real and we need to raise our voice and choose the right kind of leaders to help make policies to save our planet until it’s too late.

“Antarctic ice melts –> Sea Level Rises –> Low lying countries like Bangladesh, Maldives go under the ocean”

“At 32 million and 27 million affected people, Bangladesh and India would also be hit hard, as would be Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines and Japan. In Europe, the Netherlands would theoretically be the most affected. Here, more than 4 million people are expected to live below sea level in 2100.”
https://www.statista.com/…/number-of-people-affected-by-ri…/

The Climate Crisis Is Global, but These 6 Places Face the Most Severe Consequences
https://time.com/…/cities-countries-most-affected-by-clima…/

#climatechange #climatepolicy #sealevelrise

This is a revolution we will remember

This is why Bernie will win to bring real fair democracy back in America. Donate to send Vinay to canvas for Bernie. Biden is predicted to win in South Carolina. After Bernie’s win in IOWA, New Hampshire and on.. and Biden’s poor performance, hopefully South Carolina can be flipped. It all depends on volunteers like me, you and Vinay’s effort to reach out to people and knock the doors. Pitch in.  Let’s change this country for better by getting Bernie up there. Bernie has a real path to do it this time after being unfairly played by Hillary in 2016. And Bernie will beat Trump. Many doubt that Bernie’s socialist label (Bernie’s democratic socialism is equivalent to capitalism by European/Scandinavian standards.. so don’t fall for it) will dissuade many old moderate democrats and their ignorant kids to not vote for him (Rather they will vote for Trump!! What a shame!!), I say Bernie doesn’t need those kind of democrats who will not vote a democratically nominated candidate in the general election, but rather vote Trump or not vote at all (however I do think it will be small percentage hoping all democratic candidates will be behind Bernie if he wins the democratic nomination). Bernie has Muslim votes, Hispanic votes, young generation votes, young to old African American votes, 4 years of 17 year old volunteers (from 2016-2020) who are eligible to vote, 18-44 year old votes who are not boomers(1944-1964) who don’t care about how recent generations(Gen X(1965-1979), Millennial(1980-1994), Gen Y(1995-2015)) are suffering. If young people come out to vote who generally don’t vote, Bernie will win with a land slide. Bernie may well not need those republican leaning Midwestern/Southern moderate democrats who love Biden (who secure 4th place in IOWA being called a front runner!!). Bernie can win. Progressives will win and end the mad Trump era in 4 years. Bernie, also has the card to put Elizabeth Warren as VP and get the Hillary democrats if needed. So, believe in Bernie’s message “Not me, US.” Let’s make this country great, let’s remove student debt, let’s have green new deal to fight climate change and create jobs and the madness of fossil fuel industry, let’s have Medicare4all and end the profiteering of drug companies and health insurance companies, let’s not get into war with Iran, let’s bring American troops back to stop regime change wars/proxy wars, let’s bring some peaceful solution in Israel-Palestine situation, let’s start negotiating with republicans from higher grounds/winning position… Let’s do this.. This is a special year that we will all remember together. You can be part of this revolution.
Get Some Rational National for food too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctasK3oslN4


Hello comrades,

My name is Vinay. I am an immigrant student from India studying and working as a student intern at the University of Cincinnati.

I’ve done my best to put America’s dad in the white house. I phonebanked from India, before I ever came to America, for Bernie in 2016 and made 400 calls. When I came to Cincinnati in 2018, I was determined to fight for our progressive ideals in my community. So, I started the UC chapter of YDSA and fought against tuition hike on campus. I’ve also been tabling, canvassing, phonebanking, registering people to vote for Bernie this election cycle.

We all know how important SC is for Bernie’s momentum. That one win will upend all doubts of Bernie being the front runner. We need to win and win big enough to not even give any scope for rigging the convention against us. And I want to do as much as I can to help the movement. So today I ask you to sponsor my trip to Greenville, South Caroline for the weekend of Feb 14-16th. I am taking the car so it’ll be cheaper, and staying at a modest hotel. And I’ve signed up for a total 9 hour canvassing shift over the weekend.

I hope ya’ll come through for your fellow berner. Solidarity forever!

#feelthebern #bernie2020

Bernie wins & R u feeling the bern?

 

Bernie Sanders won by popular vote in IOWA.. and multiple evidences of cheating/bias against Bernie by Mayor Pete and other established democratic candidates are found(some may be innocuous and simply mistakes.. who knows!).

With 97% precincts in, Sanders’ lead over Pete Buttigieg with raw votes is over 2500, and Buttigieg is in virtual tie with Sanders 26.2 to 26.1, a margin of only 3 SDEs (State delegates). Still 100% results are not out and these results have many errors.

Oh wait, CNN, MSNBC, and Pete Buttigieg himself called Pete to be winner. Oh wait, there’s still 100% result not published. Oh wait, the published result has many errors. Oh wait, Bernie is still winning after everything against him. Oh wait.. this is awesome!! Oh wait.. people love Bernie, even in IOWA!! 


Bernie Sanders is predicted to win all the upcoming primaries with IOWA win tied with Pete Buttigieg in state delegates.
538 prediction for Bernie winning all other primaries except two. If you are into political betting.. (* I am not)
https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2020-primary-forecast/


New York times post on errors and inconsistencies in IOWA caucus result.
https://www.nytimes.com/…/iowa-caucuses-errors-results.html…

List of errors in IOWA caucus:
https://www.reddit.com/…/iowa_caucus_list_of_errors_in_of…/…


Delusional news cycle:. Percentage of delegates is

62%: Bernie WINS popular vote, Buttigieg has +1.8% SDE (State Delegate) and announces “victory”

71%: Bernie WINS popular vote, Buttigieg has +1.6% SDE, CNN etc masturbate with new establishment “star”

97%: Bernie WINS popular vote, Buttigieg has only +0.1% SDE, NYTimes deletes info

So, can you tell why they gradually picked the precincts to give Pete Buttigieg more news coverage? This is insane..!!! These media moguls and DNC crooks are literally treating regular American voters as idiots!

https://twitter.com/JMA986/status/1225301253967753217


a) Popular Vote with 97% precincts reporting:

  1. Bernie Sanders: 44,753
  2. Pete Buttigieg: 42,235
  3. Elizabeth Warren: 34,312
  4. Joe Biden: 23,051
  5. Amy Klobuchar: 20,525
    https://twitter.com/realDavidOnl…/status/1225291164284112896

b) Multiple times there were unfair rounding to give edge to candidates other than Bernie. 30% of precinct mathsheet were found with rounding error:
https://twitter.com/LuluFriesdat/status/1225256764649680898
Is this democracy?


c) Precinct misreporting: https://twitter.com/Banalization/status/1225199174171451393


d) More cheating
https://twitter.com/SethYefrican/status/1224982241740091392

#IowaCaucus #IACaucus #IowaCaucus2020 #BernieWon #Bernie2020

Don’t deny evolution!

Walking is no simple matter. A baby needs to learn to walk and a parent waits for more than a year for that single event. There’s not many animals in animal kingdom who actually can walk (shifting weight from one leg to another and moving forward). It took millions of years of evolution to achieve this bipedal movement! Walking is not hopping like rabbits. It’s interesting how these information are encoded in the DNA since our birth.
 
It’s stupid if you still believe in the sudden emergence of Adam and Eve who basically look like us by some supernatural almighty! All the scientific endeavors to understand our body, mind and preventative diseases to survive longer are based on our understanding of evolutionary biology. Evolution is a fact like gravity, well understood by scientists. But like gravity which can be demonstrated by a falling apple right in front of you, it’s not easy to explain and understand evolution in such simplistic example. However, that is how any complex ideas are and you should make an effort to understand it instead of denying. I feel disgusted that biology teachers up until high schools and even univiersities tried religiously to deny evolution and not teach students the fundamentals of it. And look.. majority of even my PhD friends, with all their intelligence, deny evolution because that does not fit into their religious story. This is what happens when rather intelligent people become blind to certain things based on dogma. Well, I have no problem with religion as long as it stays in your personal prayer, but education policy or educational books (specially biology books) for an entire generation or for an entire population of a country should not be based on falsehood. Don’t teach your kid that evolution is wrong please or when they ask you the question “Where did Adam or Eve come from?”. Take yourself and them to some good museums! At least try to fit evolution in your religious story, for the sake of truth. If God really exists, he/she/it does not want you to lie to your kids! And also believing in evolution does not mean that we are now monkeys!!.. if that’s what you understand or feel like, then you seriously need to read some more books on this topic. Just like you had to learn math, you need to learn evolution too!
 
“Humans, birds and (occasionally) apes (gibbons) walk bipedally. Humans, birds, many lizards and (at their highest speeds) cockroaches run bipedally. Kangaroos, some rodents and many birds hop bipedally, and jerboas and crows use a skipping gait. This paper deals only with walking and running bipeds.”
 

Say “No” to wars plz!

Well, well, well, 2020 starts with the signal of another war.

It’s a real game of thrones right in front of our eyes! US just killed the Iranian general that millions of people in that region revere as their hero and savior. It’s almost like Cersei killing Ned Stark (from a muslim’s perspective) in the north for Ned Stark being extremely dangerous to the throne. May be some may argue that the analogy is incorrect, but it depends on the perspective of which side you take. I probably don’t need to explain who Cersei is here? And now Soleimani has two sons and two daughters who are probably going to grow up with hatred (what would you do if your father, the revered general of your country, was murdered on a drone strikes, swords are no longer used by the way!!), thousands of people in Iran and all across the world are ready to retaliate every opportunity they will get to take revenge on Americans and its troops, Iranian generals taking vows to revenge in the name of Islam. Americans abroad are being warned about their safety.

Soleimani is not innocent either. No general of any active troops can be innocent, he was rather a calm poised man filled with contempt. In fact he is a mastermind of probably many wars and conflicts. Soleimani killed a lot of American soldiers during Iraq war just like, he kept many Islamic militia groups under his arms in Lebanon, Syria, Palestine etc. The war Hawks, war mongering republican people are saying( if you read comments on the Foxx news YouTube) that Soleimani has brought that onto himself. Well, it’s their narrative.

So, US just killed the second most powerful leader in Iran and probably started this with the strategy of changing the Khameini regime ( or do they even have a strategy? Is stopping war by killing another powerful general a strategy?? Seems like they believe it to be a good strategy- STOP KILLING by KILLING – nice!!.. who knows though..it’s like bombing Hiroshima to stop world war.. world can be a strange place.. comes with great cost.. isn’t it?). Soleimani used to always say that “He would be a martyr” one day and now the whole Islamic brotherhood has now one single chanting “Death to America” if you are following Iranian videos. Ah.. kill in the name of your God and religion.. sounds familiar!! God, I hate religion so much for this and only this reason only.

I have been reading Fox news and every right leaning war hawk is cheering what a victory this is! these people’s desire to go to war, thirst for blood and kill are just astounding to me. I almost lose faith in humanity. I mean, power struggle is hard and probably without conflict, it’s hard to change the world. But the history of killing each other is just so demoralizing, we have been doing these for thousands of years, this is so depressing. A huge can of worms might have been opened. US is definitely the super power and no other country has the power to win an all out war at this point, but do US war Hawks really want bloody wars again when they complain so much about deficits and debts? Do they not think about far future when they may not have as much strength as they do now? Did history teach nothing? The US officials say “If we are attacked, we will retaliate too.” I mean is this the world the world leaders want to create “threatening each other and killing each other’s generals”?

Anyway, they just made all the snakes to crawl into the den of the lion that US claims it to be. And there will be a lot of poisonous bites over decades here and there. People who read the history of wars in past couple decade really don’t need to watch Game of thrones or any fictions any more! The world is more fictitious and poisonous!

This is horrible, anybody has any bit of knowledge of foreign diplomacy knows how backward going this is! This may probably trigger birth of many potential suicide terrorists and terrorist organizations again. I won’t be surprised to see more suicide bombings in many US ally countries. Clinton and Obama had opportunity to attack Soleimani too, but they did not because of these sort of future consequences. Bernie Sanders opposed to Iraq and Afghanistan wars in the first place so that these sort of situations of revenge wars don’t happen altogether.

Republican presidents love fighting wars, don’t they? US just sent 3500 US soldiers to middle East last night sensing Iranian retaliation, where as Trump promised that he will bring back soldiers!! And they will come back wounded.. oh wait, republicans don’t have money for their health care now when they are back.. they don’t care when veterans become homeless.. sorry guys, no free lunch is their narrative when it comes to health care and housing and education..

Perpetual war, war and war.. where the world is undergoing climate change and so many other big issues, when we should be gathering together to find technological and diplomatic solution to make this world a better place.

We all know the power corrupts. History taught us many times why perpetual revenge taking never bring peace to the world.

I am very afraid, if US foreign policy does not change, the world has really dark future.

And my friends in US need to understand why it’s important to elect President who understand the importance of peace and foreign diplomacy.

Say “NO” to wars please.

#war #foreign policy