Tutorial & Review: Enviro pHAT for Raspberry Pi

The Enviro pHAT from Pimoroni is an add-on board for Raspberry Pi with a set of sensors on-board to capture temperature, pressure, motion, light, and color. The size of pHAT boards match the size of a Pi Zero giving you a very compact solution that you can discretely deploy in a variety of situations. The Enviro pHAT [&hellip
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Pope Francis tells ‘drowsy and dull’ children to get off the sofa

Pope tells young people we didnt come into the world to vegetate … We came to leave a mark

Pope Francis urged drowsy and dull kids to swap their sofas and video games for walking boots on Saturday at an international Catholic youth festival in Poland.

He warned sitting-room furniture gave the illusion of safety from pain, fear or worries, allowing the sitter to kick back and lose themselves for hours in the latest television show or their smartphones.

For many people it is easier and better to have drowsy and dull kids who confuse happiness with a sofa, he told an estimated one million people gathered at a vigil in a vast plain near Krakw.

Dear young people, we didnt come into the world to vegetate … We came for another reason: to leave a mark, he said.

The times we live in do not call for young couch potatoes but for young people with shoes, or better, boots laced.

Francis, 79, said being constantly glued to screens where the terrible events of the world become just another story on the evening news numbed youngsters to the suffering of others.

He prayed for war-torn Syria, quoting a pilgrim from the city of Aleppo who had testified before the pope and crowds of the fight between life and death in her forgotten city.

Our response to a world at war has a name: fraternity, he said.

The pontiff had said on his arrival in Poland on Wednesday that the world was at war. His visit came a day after the jihadist murder of a priest in France and in the wake of a series of attacks in Europe.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/31/pope-francis-tells-drowsy-and-dull-children-to-get-off-the-sofa

#BlackWomenDidThat: Twitter campaign celebrates American pioneers

A call to commemorate black women who impacted your life prompted hundreds of stories of scientists, activists, writers and personal heroes

Hundreds of positive stories of black women and their successes were shared on Twitter on Friday, using the hashtag #BlackWomenDidThat. The campaign aimed to celebrate women who were the first in their field or were less acknowledged for their work.

The hashtag started after Anthony J Williams, editor-in-chief of the Afrikan Black Coalition, put out a call to commemorate black women who impacted your life. A Twitter user with the handle Bitterblue55 responded, suggesting #BlackWomenDidThat.

The original idea, Williams wrote, was to commemorate black women who ran for office before Hillary Clinton, who on Thursday night became the first woman to accept the presidential nomination of a major party. He began with Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman elected to Congress and the first to run for president; Angela Davis, an educator, activist and two-time vice-presidential candidate for the Communist Party; and Monica Moorehead, who is currently running for president with the Workers World Party.

Claudette Colvin was one of many names subsequently mentioned. In March 1955, as a teenager living in Montgomery, Alabama, she refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus. Rosa Parks did the same in December of that year. In 2014, Colvin told NPR the civil rights movement chose Parks as a symbol over herself.

I knew why they chose Rosa, she said. They thought I would be too militant for them. They wanted someone mild and genteel like Rosa.

#TroilusCresibo (@LeslieMac) July 29, 2016

#ClaudetteColvin at age 15 was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus – B4 Rosa did #BlackWomenDidThat pic.twitter.com/S7ixlhDKpb

Jackie Ormes was the first black woman to have a career as a cartoonist. According to the New York Times, her comics were syndicated in the Pittsburgh Couriers Sunday comics supplement from the 1930s to 1950s. Ormes was also a political activist who lived much of her life in Chicago.

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Jackie Ormes. First Black Woman Cartoonist. Creator of Torchy Brown and Patty-Jo ‘n’ Ginger. #BlackWomenDidThat pic.twitter.com/zMNCQ5VmG4

The writer Gwendolyn Brooks was the first black person to win a Pulitzer Prize, in 1950, for her second poetry collection, Annie Allen, about a black girl growing up in Chicago. Born in 1917, Brooks began writing at an early age and wrote more than 20 books of poetry and prose. In 1968, she became the poet laureate of Illinois. She died in 2000.

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Gwendolyn Brooks is the first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize for Literature.#BlackWomenDidThat pic.twitter.com/fsPD78Xb9h

Dr Mae Jemison served for six years as a Nasa astronaut, the first black woman to go to space. In 1992, she was a science mission specialist and a co-investigator of a bone cell research experiment on the space shuttle Endeavor.

Jemison received her bachelors degree in chemical engineering from Stanford and her MD from Cornell. She has worked as a physician, engineer, educator and entrepreneur. She now serves as the principal for 100 Starship, an organization which hopes to make the capability of human travel beyond our solar system a reality within the next 100 years.

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Dr.Mae Carol Jemison, the first African American woman to travel in space. #BlackWomenDidThat pic.twitter.com/aUe9237Mrc

The stories of hundreds of women were shared using the hashtag. Many acknowledged women in their own lives, such as a mother who completed law school after putting it off for her children.

April Reign, the woman who created #OscarsSoWhite, recommended her followers immerse yourself in the hashtag. Retweet until your thumbs fall off. Were simply amazing.

Im learning more from Twitter than all 12 years of public school #BlackWomenDidThat, one user wrote.

Malika (@_Malikalovess) July 29, 2016

I feel empowered reading all of these groundbreaking things our Black Women did! We gotta pass on to our daughters #BlackWomenDidThat

The response to the hashtag was generally positive, but Twitter being Twitter, there was some negativity. The comedian and CNN host W Kamau Bell said a hidden benefit to the campaign was that it was also a quick & easy way to find that someone is a racist he included a screenshot of an offensive tweet.

In a manner similar to the backlash towards the #BlackLivesMatter campaign, some critics felt the hashtag excluded white women.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jul/30/black-women-did-that-twitter-campaign

‘Ayahuasca is changing global environmental consciousness’

David Hill: Interview with US scientist Dennis McKenna on powerful Amazon hallucinogen, plant intelligence and environmental crises

Ayahuasca, as it has come to be known internationally, is a plant medicine that has been used in the Amazon for centuries for healing and spiritual purposes. Renowned for the often extraordinary visions it induces – not to mention the deep vomiting – it is made from an Amazonian vine known to western science as Banisteriopsis caapi and usually at least one other plant.

Over the last 25 years or so ayahuasca has gone global, with many 1000s of people travelling to Peru and other South American countries to drink it, and expert healers – curanderos, shamans, ayahuasqueros, maestros – travelling abroad to hold ceremonies. Many drink ayahuasca because theyre looking for healing, some are just curious, some mistake it for a recreational drug.

One of ayahuascas pioneer scientific researchers is Dennis McKenna, a US ethnopharmacologist and younger brother of the legendary ethnobotanist and author Terence. Some years ago, in an article titled Ayahuasca and Human Destiny published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, McKenna emphasised the contribution ayahuasca can make to physical and spiritual healing – if it is ever afforded its rightful place in medical practice – and addressing potential environmental catastrophe.

[Ayahuasca is] the conduit to a body of profoundly ancient genetic and evolutionary wisdom that has long abided in the cosmologies of the indigenous peoples of the Amazon who have guarded and protected this knowledge for millennia, who learned long ago that the human role is not to be the master of nature, but its stewards, McKenna wrote. Our destiny, if we are to survive, is to nurture nature and to learn from it how to nurture ourselves and our fellow beings. This is the lesson that we can learn from ayahuasca, if only we pay attention.

Below are edited excerpts from an interview between McKenna, in the US, and the Guardian, in Iquitos, a city in Perus Amazon which the scientist calls the epicentre of the global ayahuasca movement:

DM: What can [ayahuasca] do for the environmental movement? I think a lot of people, especially if they come to South America, come away with a really renewed appreciation for our connection to and the importance of nature. I think that ayahuasca is a catalytic influence in changing global environmental consciousness, which is something thats got to happen if were going to get out of the mess were in. The main challenge we have as a species is – getting on the soap-box for a minute – we have forgotten our connection to nature. Weve come to the conclusion that we own nature, it exists for us to exploit, and were busy doing that. Were destroying it in the process. Were destabilising all of these global mechanisms that keep the biosphere habitable by life. I think ayahuasca is waking up a lot of people and reminding them that, No, thats not the way it is. You monkeys are not running the show. The plants are running the show, by sustaining life on earth, if nothing else. There needs to be a global shift of consciousness. People need to understand this before they can really begin to change, and so in that sense I think ayahuasca is an ambassador from the community of species. The message is basically, Wake up, you monkeys! Youre wrecking the place! Its very important and interesting that so many people come away with this strong message that theyve really been moved and touched by something that they feel is an intelligent entity – an intelligent representative of the natural world.

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Sina Ramirez Rios, a Shipibo curandero singing to ayahuasca before a ceremony near Pucallpa in Perus Amazon. Photograph: Emilie Lescale

DH: Why is that? Why does it make clear to people our connection to nature? How does it do that? Because it teaches us that the plants and trees are alive, in a sense, and are intelligent and sentient?

DM: I dont think there is a scientific answer. Its more like a philosophical answer, or a spiritual answer. This is the challenge of our time: we have separated ourselves from nature and we really need to re-understand that relationship, and as part of the community of species, which we are – we may deny it, we may forget it, but we are part of the community of species. And I think that the community of species is concerned about this problematic primate that they have let loose on the planet. As a species, we are simultaneously the most dangerous thing that has appeared in the course of evolutionary time and were also the most promising. Indigenous people have this perspective that [ayahuasca and other plants] are teachers. They exist to give us guidance and wisdom – and I believe that, actually. [Indigenous people] have been the stewards of the plants, the stewards of this knowledge, but I think that now things are getting desperate on a global scale in terms of the environmental catastrophes that are looming. I think theres a sense in the community of species weve got to step up the game and these are their tools to contact human beings and basically say, Pay attention because you need to re-understand your relationship to nature, and once thats understood then you have to start making changes. I think one of the challenges of our species – one of our problems – is that were very, very clever. We can do amazing things with our big brains and our opposable thumbs and our ability to use and create technology. No doubt that were clever. The problem is were not wise – and thats the whole thing. I think the message from ayahuasca and all these other teacher plants is, Wise up. Literally: Get wise. So that we can use the technologies weve invented in a way that supports and sustains life, rather than threatens life. Thats really the message. Its a profound message, but its a simple one.

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The Banisteriopsis caapi vine, the key ingredient to ayahuasca, known by numerous different names throughout the Amazon. Photograph: Emilie Lescale

DH: Do you feel Peru is the centre of what you call the global ayahuasca movement, or is it more Brazil?

DM: I think its Peru. In terms of its interfacing with the West, or Western culture, in Brazil, where you find it is through churches [like the Uniao do Vegetal], which have adopted ayahuasca as their sacrament. I dont think theres a big ayahuasca tourism industry in Brazil. It may be happening, but Iquitos is definitely the epicentre. People have been coming there regularly since about 1995 and it has grown a lot.

DH: Do you think more clinical studies [on ayahuasca] need to be done? That that would be positive for ayahuasca in general?

DM: I dont need clinical studies to convince me ayahuasca is good medicine, that its helping people, but you can publish them [and its] a good way to convince skeptical colleagues in biomedicine, rather than just some guy raving about how great it is. . . This also grades over into some ethical issues. There are multiple ones. This is something that exists in the context of traditional medicine. It has already, in a certain way, been co-opted by the West through the ayahuasca tourism phenomenon and so on. Is it ethical to try and take a medicine like this and stuff it into a biomedical research structure? Is that the right way to approach it? Im not saying that it is and Im not saying that it isnt. I just think that we have to be clear that there are aspects here of taking something out of its traditional context. Can it be used that effectively in biomedicine, or do you need the ceremonial ambience? It goes back to these hoary principles of setting. Which are very important. Does it have to be traditional? I dont think so, but you could say, Well, why not? Because this is a Peruvian patrimony. Peru has declared ayahuasca a national patrimony, and you could say, Well, if youre going to develop therapeutic protocols and programs around ayahuasca, why not do them in Peru? Youre not taking it away from anybody. Youre actually creating opportunities for Peruvian doctors, scientists and curanderos to work together to develop therapies that can help people – essentially taking a page out of the idea of medical tourism. Tourists are going to come to take ayahuasca for psycho-spiritual reasons. Why cant they come and take it for medical reasons? Thats just an idea.

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Miguel Ochavano Uquia, a Shipibo maestro working with ayahuasca at the Temple of the Way of Light near Iquitos in Perus Amazon. Photograph: Temple of the Way of Light

DH: Medical tourism. Have you heard that term used by anyone else [regarding ayahuasca]?

DM: Medical tourism is kind of a buzz word now, especially in the States because of the crazy cost structure of so many medical procedures. . . Ayahuasca therapy is not something you can get [here], at least, not legally, so if you want to access it you can go to South America. In that sense its medical tourism. . . I think the ayahuasca tourism thing is definitely a two-edged sword. Its having a lot of negative impacts on indigenous communities, but at the same time its benefitting a lot of people and, in some ways, keeping the tradition alive. But its also changing that tradition, as people start to cater to Western tastes and needs. So what needs to develop, I think, is some kind of a fusion of traditional and medical practices that takes the best from both and creates some kind of new paradigm. I hope thats where it goes.

DH: What you said there about negative impacts on indigenous communities. . . What kind of impacts?

DM: There are multiple ones, but a lot is related to economics: the foreign tourists come to a place like Iquitos with their pockets full of money and their values and their interests and it can completely skew the economic situation. . . [But] it can also be good. Economic influx in communities can be a good thing if its properly done. Another aspect is that most of the centres [offering ayahuasca] around Iquitos arent owned by Peruvians. Theyre owned by foreigners. Thats fine. Theyre the ones that have the resources to set these things up, but then theres a temptation to not treat their people well, not compensate them well, and then theres the issue that you get in any kind of cult-like situation where you have a very powerful medicine, you have people coming in to have these experiences, often theyre put in a vulnerable situation because the whole point of the exercise is to go to a place where you can open up and examine your deepest, darkest fears and secrets and so on. If you happen to be with a curandero who doesnt necessarily have your best interests in mind – there are plenty of those – you can be mistreated. As you know, sexual abuse of foreign tourists in ayahuasca centres is not uncommon. Ayahuasca, like anything else, is a technology. Its a tool. It really doesnt have any inherent moral qualities. It can be used in really positive ways and really negative ways because the ethics of it originate in the people who use it and how they use it and what they use it for.

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Ayahuasca being prepared near Pucallpa in Perus Amazon. Photograph: Emilie Lescale

DH: Just to pull back a second. If asked, Are plants intelligent, would your answer to that be, Well, obviously, ayahuasca is a good example?

DM: Yes, ayahuasca is intelligent. Yes, plants are intelligent. Not in the way that we are, but in some ways theyre much smarter than we are. It depends on how you want to define intelligence, right? If intelligence doesnt require nervous systems, it it doesnt require brains. . . if intelligence is when something reacts to their environment in a way that optimises its adaptation. Under that rubric plants are definitely intelligent – but not like we are. They dont have brains and they work on different time-scales. This is part of a co-evolution were seeing. Co-evolution works on vast time-scales and ayahuasca has only been known to the West for less than 150 years. Thats a tiny slice of historical time. . . I think were only beginning to learn how to use ayahuasca, how we use it as a tool to wake up other people because, if you havent noticed, theres a great deal of willful ignorance, at least, in the States, particularly with regard to environmental issues. Our politicians – at least, the Republican side of the equation – are proud of the fact they dont know anything about climate science and they deny that it is even important. This is the attitude that needs to be changed. Stupidity is not going to solve our problems and yet theyre behaving as though it will. . . Are you familiar with the author Michael Pollan?

DH: Yes. Food Rules [the title of a book by Pollan].

DM: He wrote a wonderful article in The New Yorker. The Intelligent Plant. I think it really well summarises some of the issues right now that science is looking at, in terms of plant intelligence. I mean, a few years ago, you bring that up, youd just be laughed at. Now, not so much. Theres really compelling evidence that plants are capable of planning, remembering, dealing with other plants and other things. . . Something else were learning about intelligence: you dont have to have a brain. Brains are over-rated, you know. What you have to have is neural networks – very extensive networks of connections. If you look at eco-systems, if you look at forests, if you look at things on the macro-scale, these are tremendous, enormous neural networks. You can think of them from that perspective, like the connections between the roots of plants and the fungi in the soil. These are mycelial networks that can sometimes cover many miles. The biggest organisms in the world are actually mushrooms, believe it or not. Not psychedelic ones, as far as we know, but theyre mushrooms that grow in the forests in Oregon, places like this. Theyre a cubic mile in extent. Theyre 80,000 years old. Because the mushroom part is just the reproductive body. Whats really going on is the mycelial networks in the soil: the hyphae of the fungi is closely associated with the roots of plants, so its a very, very close symbiotic association. This is the intelligence of plants. This is the real thing. This is not just a romantic notion. This actually is real. Its sometimes called the Gaia Hypothesis, originated by James Lovelock, a geophysicist and geochemist. . . His basic idea is that the entire biosphere is regulated, working together in such a way to keep it within these fairly narrow parameters that will support life.

DH: One more thing on plant intelligence. . . There was a book recently published, Brilliant Green, written by an Italian, Stefano Mancuso.

DM: Hes one of the leading researchers on this right now.

DH: I read the book by Mancuso, which really got me thinking. One of the things he doesnt address is the idea that plants teach humans, that there is that kind of relationship.

DM: Its a bit of a leap for him, but it is definitely where this is trending.

DH: Are you continuing with your scientific research into ayahuasca at the moment?

DM: Well, not so much, but Im interested in moving in to the therapeutic area and I would like to do some structured chemical, clinical studies. But I want to do them in Peru. And I organize retreats in the Sacred Valley [in the Cusco region] at Willka Tika.

DH: Can I just finish with one more question, Dennis? You say in Human Destiny [the article published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs] You monkeys only think youre running things. And thats quoted, as if someone else said it. Is that what your brother Terence said, or is that what you said at some point?

DM: Its what the ayahuasca said.

DH: To who?

DM: Me.

DH: Ok. And what does it mean? Is the play on You monkeys only think youre running things? or am I reading too much into it?

DM: When I took ayahuasca with the Uniao do Vegetal for the first time, in Sao Paulo in 1991, I had a very impactful ayahuasca experience in which I was shown photosynthesis at the molecular level. Being a plant biochemist I sort of understand these processes. It was extremely inspiring to me at the time. The take-home lesson was, You monkeys only think youre running the show. Its in my book [The Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss].

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/andes-to-the-amazon/2016/jul/30/ayahuasca-changing-global-environmental-consciousness

Worms that can eat plastic could save us from destroying the planet.

You tell me what’s more repulsive: A Styrofoam cup laying on the ground…

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…or a pile of slimy, pulsing mealworms?

Photo by OakleyOriginals/Flickr

Wait! Before you answer, what if it was more than just one piece of Styrofoam like 33 million tons of it?

And what if it wasn’t just cups, but Styrofoam packaging, water bottles, and all different kinds of discarded plastic?

And what if it wasn’t strewn across the grass, but instead dumped into one massive trench? Or worse, what if a bunch of it was just floating in the ocean, waiting to be swallowed up by some helpless sea creature?

When you put it like that, the answer seems pretty obvious.

Yuck. Photo by Pascal Pochard Casabianca/AFP/Getty Images.

But here’s something new and surprising: Those wiggly little mealworms might just be the key to fighting plastic pollution all over the world.

Image by Kitty Curran/Upworthy.

Time for us to fess up: We, as a species, are not very good at recycling.

In the United States alone, every year we throw away about 33 million tons of plastic waste (including Styrofoam, which is basically fluffy plastic), with less than 10% of it being recycled properly.

Now, it’s not all our fault. Modern recycling techniques have come a long way, but they aren’t perfect. According to Popular Mechanics, materials like the ones used to make soda bottles can only be recycled (or “downcycled” into lesser products) so many times.

That means, one way or another, most of it will end up in a landfill eventually, where it could take centuries to biodegrade.

But it looks like we might be onto an amazing, if slightly unappetizing, solution.

Researchers just discovered that mealworms can eat nothing but Styrofoam, turn it into biodegradable worm poo, and get all the nutrition they need.

This is huge.

A collaborative study between Stanford University and Chinese researchers found that 100 of these mealworms, which are essentially baby beetles, could consume almost 40 milligrams of Styrofoam per day. Now, that’s not a lot (it takes 453,592 milligrams to equal one pound), but the implications are much, much larger.

There are plenty of bugs out there that eat plastic, but this is the first time researchers have confirmed that what comes out the, er, other end is, in fact, totally natural. And even better? Eating the stuff doesn’t harm the worms in the least.

Image by Kitty Curran/Upworthy.

In other words, something magical is going on inside these mealworms that lets them turn hazardous plastic into harmless organic waste.

Studying the chemical environment inside the mealworms’ gut that makes this possible might lead to better recycling techniques.

When I first read about this, I imagined government officials unleashing hoards of mealworms on our landfills for an epic buffet, but unfortunately, that doesn’t seem super plausible remember, they eat really, really slowly.

But what if we could emulate the mechanisms inside their stomachs that break down the plastic? If we could just recreate that environment on a larger scale, we wouldn’t have to work so hard melting down bottles and turning them back into new bottles.

We could just transform them into the equivalent of worm poo, which the researchers say can be used as soil and is totally safe for the Earth.

But you know what? None of this will matter if we don’t get better at sorting our trash and recycling the things that ought to be recycled.

I never thought I’d say this, but if we work together with the mealworms, we really can make a difference.

Read more: http://www.upworthy.com/worms-that-can-eat-plastic-could-save-us-from-destroying-the-planet?c=tpstream

Raspberry Pi Add-On Board Gains Data Logger/Streamer

You guys might remember one of our posts from way back when on the Pi-Plates DAQCplate board. If you don’t, the DAQCplate is an add-on board for your Raspberry Pi that gives it all sorts of extra functionality (analog to digital inputs, indicator LEDs, a shutdown button, etc.). But why bring it back up, you ask? [&hellip
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Particle Electron: Cellular Portable Streaming GPS

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The Buddhafield & The Tower

The Inevitable

If you hang around someone on a regular basis who is very bright, somebody who is pumping out the energy of The Soul, whether you like it or not, you will start to change. It’s very nice to hang around such a person, but there is a catch.

The Quickening

If you are not consciously getting in alignment with this change, it can be very uncomfortable as you start to go through your Karma more quickly. There will be accidents, loss of loved ones, upheavals in work, illness, depression and anger etc —suffering basically.

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The Lie!

If you are a Sanyasin of 20 years and you say you do not know what Karma is, then rest assured this is a sub-personality blockage big doo doo lie, bigger than any dog could ever plop on the pavement! And of course it is this that makes the process painful as you attempt to keep your old world in tact and head in the sand.

You know what Karma is! You know what Light is!  It’s time to wake up!

The Solution

To enter into Light requires prayer, meditation, a lot of humble pie. Humble enough to ask for help and to learn more advanced techniques in meditation to make the transition a little smoother. He who emanates the Buddhafield around you, can not transmute all of your Karma. The rules of this manifestation dictate you have to get off your own arse and apply some elbow grease yourself, instead of thinking of yummy silky cheese, and sex with young girls all day.

“Wake up Mr Green”, Film: Revolver (Guy Ritchie)

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The Black Star

The Star

Due to our uniqueness as individuals, we all have the opportunity to shine and blossom at things only we can do. Whatever that thing is, nobody else can do it. It’s that simple. It’s that amazing.

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Jesus Christ was a great Star performer. Wasn’t he just great! Awesome!

The Black Star

The problem arises when the selfish competitive ego wants to shine and excel, but at the expense of others around them and also at the expense of their own health and well-being. This is the Black Star who has a great lust to prove they are better than everybody around them.

Ghengis Khan is reported to have said, “It’s not enough that I succeed. Everyone else must fail.”

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You might be somebody with a great talent for healing, but if you crave the attention and the limelight, the recognition, the stardom; if you are really determined to prove something – you may well bite off more than you can chew.

Sri Ramana Maharshi openly admitted that trying to heal his Mum was…just too much, thus the cancer, which he said was like ants crawling up and down his arm.

The world never fails to provide gifts with which to learn, and to keep us on track.

So, let us vow to be Happy Healthy Bright Shining Stars! There IS a door with your name on it. Do not sell short of this.

Star man character

Be Well. Be Happy. Be a Star!

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Analyze the Astro Pi Space Data in Your Web Browser

Introduction On December 9, 2015, two augmented Raspberry Pi single-board computers (aka the Astro Pis) were delivered to the International Space Station (ISS) via the Cygnus spacecraft. Part of British ESA Astronaut Tim Peake’s mission was to run experiments devised by the winners of the Astro Pi school-age student competition in the UK. The Raspberry [&hellip
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