May 222022

SWIFT, a platform that facilitates cross-border payments, has announced that it has begun testing cross-border payments using central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). “We’re collaborating with @Capgemini to explore how SWIFT can interlink the multiple domestic-based #CBDC networks emerging worldwide to make cross-border payments with #DigitalCurrencies more seamless & frictionless,” the organization wrote on Twitter. In […]

Feb 012022
2022-02-01   Extrapolate:  Why did Spotify choose Joe Rogan over Neil Young? Hint: It’s not a music company.

Hi MaryLou, Thanks for sending a card.  I didn’t open it. The Jacquie Lawson cards website has been re-designed.  MEANING  an investment of money. If Lawson had a large data base of users, in today’s world that most likely means they have been bought up by a larger entity. The software of that larger entity […]

Oct 082021

Looks like conspiracy stuff. I think it’s actually a consequence of the ATTITUDE of The Big Boys (who are really Very Little, Impoverished Boys) The name of a blog or website has to be registered, in order for traffic to be directed to it.  An annual fee is paid to a Domain Name company.  It’s […]

Aug 092020
2020-07-08   Bill Gates: From Entrepreneur to Supervillain  (consequences for covid)

A leader with an unbridled ego is a danger The conclusions of the article are an important contribution to the discussions re covid vaccine.  Bill Gates: From Entrepreneur to Supervillain Barry Brownstein – July 8, 2020 Bill Gates is regretting things left undone. Gates is sorry he hasn’t done “more to call attention to the […]

Sep 112018
2018-09-10   Real story of Sweden's election is not about march of the far right

Decline of the main parties is making it harder to form coalitions and pursue policies Jon Henley in Stockholm @jonhenley A woman walks past Social Democrat campaign posters in Stockholm before the Swedish elections. Photograph: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images Like all elections, Sweden’s has produced a lot of numbers. One number has received more attention than […]

Sep 022018
2018-09-01  Arms industry spends millions to promote brands in schools,  The Guardian

Thanks to Hart,   Shocking.    it is hard to believe but perhaps should not surprise. My response:   I have been lax in helping to spread the word, and I want to attend!  Priorities may not permit me to. #NoWar2018 Conference: Designing a World BEYOND War: Legalizing Peace September 21 – September 22  in Toronto = […]

Sep 022018

EXCERPT:   The Nazi henchman Hermann Göring explained in Nuremberg prison how easy it is to mobilize the public to war: “Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists […]

Sep 022018

Good that they are at least talking about it! – – – – – –  – – – – – – – – Indicators more intricate than just economic growth are needed to ascertain if life has improved for individuals, say economists Vivien The gross domestic product (GDP) may be a country’s most closely-watched […]

Aug 062018

With thanks to Elaine: NOTE, thanks to Wikipedia, CATION   An ion is an atom or molecule that has a non-zero net electrical charge  (its total number of electrons is not equal to its total number of protons). A cation is a positively-charged ion, while an anion is negatively charged. Because of their opposite electric […]