All Blog Posts Tagged 'travel' (6)

Travel Blog. Changchun China.

Entering via ipad over unstable connection. So brief, and typos.



Assumed China still censored / prevented access to Nexus. But it does not prevent access here.



The flight is long for me. I fatigue easily. But enjoying this trip.



Staying with in-laws. What sweet welcoming people.



Beijing air is acrid smoky thick. At least, wS yesterday.



Changchun is old big industrial city in Northeast. As different from, say, Hongkong as Detroit or… Continue

Added by Daniel W (Sentient Biped) on October 14, 2013 at 5:30am — 29 Comments

“Thirty years ago, they couldn’t force me to come here…”

“…the name Vietnam…arrived…as a summary and combination of everything one had ever learned…about the horrors of war.  There was something profoundly, horribly shocking in the odds and the proportions of the thing.  To all appearances, it seemed as if a military-industrial superpower was employing a terrifying aerial bombardment of steel and explosives and chemicals to subdue a defiant agrarian society.  I had expected the newly-elected Labour government to withhold British…

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Added by Alan Perlman on October 21, 2012 at 10:24pm — 2 Comments

My 2 Best Inventions

                                     NeoThruster



One of my inventions, that I designed years ago, is the NeoThruster.I designed it for use

for space travel but it works in Earths atmosphere also.



The simplified description of my NeoThruster is:




Put electricity in get thrust out. But, not like the "IonEngine". The thrust of the…

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Added by Larry Smith on July 6, 2012 at 9:46pm — 4 Comments

Introducing the Camino



So I’ve already announced my decision to take a pilgrimage in Spain and France, but what exactly is the

trail? Expect heavy plagiarism from Wikipedia...


The Camino de Santiago, also known as the Way of Saint James, is an ancient trail from various

starting points around Europe to Northwestern Spain. Like most of

Christianity, the trail began pagan and…
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Added by mistercliff on September 6, 2011 at 1:46am — No Comments

A short post on recommended books

I have not read it yet, but fellow freethinking pilgrim Sam Harris has recommended a book on Buddhism, saying:

"Buddhist doctrines about meditation, compassion, and well-being have begun to greatly enrich the scientific study of the human mind--but we have long needed a careful analysis of the philosophical merits of these ideas. In The Bodhisattva's Brain, Flanagan has delivered it in fine style. This is an unusually wise and useful book." --Sam…
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Added by mistercliff on September 1, 2011 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Alien Abduction

Alien abduction is a phenomenon that many have claimed to have experienced. People who claim to have experienced this phenomenon described the aliens as short with grays skin, frail bodies, large heads with large black eyes, no fur or hair and no visible genitalia. They say that they aliens take them into their crafts, experiment on them and even molest them[1].



Most people who claim to have been abducted by aliens sincerely believe they have been abducted by aliens and… Continue

Added by Lone Wolf on August 24, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

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