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Zeresenay Alemseged Finding the origins of humanity

Paleoanthropologist Zeresenay Alemseged in looking for the roots of humanity in Ethiopia’s badlands. Here he talks about what he has found – including the oldest skeleton yet discovered of a hominid child — and how Africa holds the clues to what makes us human.”

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I love this stuff. Finding the origins of humanity, anthropology, archeology and History have been favorites of mine for a while. I guess it started when I read what to day is still a favorite of mine, namely H.G. Wells’s ‘A Short History of the World’ which despite being dyslectic, I could hardly put down… and then I discovered and went on to listen to H.G. Wells – The Outline of History audio book read by Bernard Mayes and it is a truly stunning production.

I’m a big fan of most of the Sciences and I guess that’s natural enough since as a Metallurgist/Engineer I studies a few of the sciences and drifted towards the others. The money orientated specialties bore me, to me the invention or the understanding is far more important to me than the financial rewards.

I guess if it came down to whether or not you can ‘take anything with you’, I figure knowledge, understanding and a clear conscience would be about it, and if there is a hell, it’s going to be not being able to hide the truth or your motives and if it’s a place, it will most likely be full of Lawyers (spit on the floor) Pedophiles, Politicians, Bankers, Corporate Executives, Religious Bigots, Arms Dealers, Corrupt Police, Lazy Doctors and Hummer Drivers… why would you be scared of just ‘burning in Eternal Hell, if the alternative was an eternal Hell with the aforementioned?

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How to get a butt like the Kardashians... ugly ugly and stupid the question is why?

I’m a bit of an Ancient History fan despite my dyslexia and the fact I attended 10 schools in 12 years in 3 countries, basically it meant I was virtually illiterate on leaving school. However, in the Science’s Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Materials & Technical Drawing I excelled, so WTF am I doing writing Posts, well illiteracy is not just an indicator of intelligence, it may be an indication of a poor education system.

But wait there’s more!… about 20 years ago I suffered a TBI which left me with a non functioning Short Term Memory, so I decided to take up writing Posts to exercises my brain made possible by my Laptop’s spell check and the read it back to me function that was a partly successful work-around, that would have helped me with my Metallurgy/Engineering studies. The fact I was lucky enough to have Lecturers who despite running out of red ink from circling all my misspelt words in my various reports they were kind enough to allow for the dyslexia, unlike the previous link I will point out that I’m not a ‘Famous’ dyslectic… I’m more an infomas type in that I hate corrupt power seekers. To those with dyslexia studding my workaround was to pay attention and more importantly ask question, if your not sure you understood say so… hint, if you understand the subject there is little reason to study.

Talking about dyslexics, did you hear about the dyslexic agnostic insomniac who stayed up all night wondering if there really was a dog?

On the positive side I was lucky to have a decent ‘IQ’ & Abstract Reasoning plus because of my stubborn defiance against being control (socially engineered)… as well as a very unusual upbringing; I was referred to as a ‘Bush Boy’ (white boy born in Kenya gone native), what looks to be a disadvantage is in fact an advantage since I’ve never under gone any form of successful ‘social engineering’… you know being force fed religion or the ‘conform be silent die’ BS.

As a consequence of the above I could barely read or write until an neighbour gave me a copy of H G Wells An Outline of History written in around 1920, well I couldn’t put it down. Now obviously it is somewhat dated but it was for me very interesting and I still love his style of writing and the audiobook version read brilliantly with all it’s nuances by Bernard Mayes is still a joy to me.

So here’s the funny part of my story

I’ve mentioned my total lack of ‘social engineering’ my philosophical solution is more the ‘Lead, follow or get out of the way’ which means I’m no fan of commercial MSM (Main Stream Media) but a curious thing occurred much later in life, I kept hearing about the Kardashians, naturally enough being an Ancient History fan I thought it was related to an ancient battle site fought in 1274 B.C. between Egypt’s Pharaoh Ramses II and the Hittite ruler Muwatalli… I still laugh about that misunderstanding, and the fact it really is ‘Reality’ TV that I’m laughing about, though to be perfectly honest I’m embarrassed that a seemingly large proportion of Aussies are so easily led.

The Egyptian version of the original world’s first Peace Treaty which currently resides in the UN building in New York, apparently the Hittite’s ruler Muwatalli’s version is far closer to the truth than the YouTube version put forward by Ramses II, who just about bankrupted ancient Egypt constructing magnificent monuments to himself… lesson to be learnt he’s not the Messiah nor for that matter are our politicians.

I just can’t help myself.

I actually attended the first showings of Life of Brian in Sydney which was picketed by god botherers… and they were suitably mercilessly tortured with Monty Python quotes from the Movie goers.

Quote from Monty Python and The Holy Grail

“King Arthur: I am your king.
Peasant Woman: Well, I didn’t vote for you.
King Arthur: You don’t vote for kings.
Peasant Woman: Well, how’d you become king, then?
King Arthur: The Lady of the Lake, her arm clad in the purest shimmering samite, held aloft Excalibur from the bosom of the water, signifying by divine providence that I, Arthur, was to carry Excalibur. That is why I am your king.
Dennis the Peasant: Listen. Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.
Arthur: Be quiet!
Dennis the Peasant: You can’t expect to wield supreme power just ’cause some watery tart threw a sword at you!”

To use a phrase from a distant past… It’s Time!

Time for an Australian Republic folks; with a decent National Anthem. Whilst we are at it we should ban all political donations and include an Australian Bill of Rights as well as a fully funded independent National ICAC with teeth, it’s also my belief that any government official proven to have broken Laws for personal gain should suffer twice the penalty. Whilst on the topic of Laws, our Common Laws must be written in plain unambiguous English. We must also have a close look at the Australian Constitution to see what damage has been done to Australian well-being without the legal requirement of a Referendum, such as the selling off of our crucial financial assets like Water, Power, Communications and Land sold off to foreign nations passed by successive High Court Judges & Politicians; neither of which are to be blindly trusted with regards to our original 1901 Constitution.

Thank you for your time Regards

Beam

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The Hypocrisy of ‘Freedom of Information’… being a one way street

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Scott Morrison Wants to Ban Climate Protests.

How Morrison played everyone

Personally I believe that Dark Forces were behind Morrison’s win, since I find it hard to believe he’s really Intelligent… Sneaky and ‘Cleverer’ enough to gain the support of those who hide behind the ‘Antisemitic’ defense… Morrison did after all make one of his first decision as PM to give Jerusalem to the ‘Jews’ despite the fact that the a lot of the genuine Semitic Jews opposed that decision. Another point worth mentioning is the Jews in Iran: One of the biggest diaspora communities outside Israel.

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“You are required to Post”

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There are selfies, and then there Selfies

A friend sent me this movie link and I love it… hope you do too, it’s a work of Art.

Enjoy

Thank you for your time Regards

Beam

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