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Myanmar - Yongon Taxis

Buddhist Monks hailing a taxi in Yangon, Myanmar


On a recent vist to Yangon, Myanmar – the country formerly know as Burma – it was clearly evident that the ‘old guard’ is changing rapidly! Myanmar sits at the crossroads of Asia’s great civilizations of India and China, and looks out onto the vast Indian Ocean next to Thailand.
Myanmar, Yangon Schwedagon Pagoda

Myanmar, Yangon Schwedagon Pagoda


One of South East Asia’s largest and most diverse countries, Myanmar stretches from the sparkling islands of the Andaman Sea in the south right up into the Eastern Himalayan mountain range. Myanmar offers all the traditional delights of Asia in one fascinating country; virgin jungles, snow-capped mountains and pristine beaches, combined with a rich and glorious heritage spanning more than two thousand years.

Spectacular monuments and ancient cities attest to a vibrant culture that is still home to 135 different ethnic groups. The country’s tourism infrastructure boasts five star properties, intimate boutique hotels and family guest- houses in all the major centers, as well as stunning mountain and beach resorts. Myanmar also boasts one of the lowest tourist crime records in the world, so visitors can rest assured their holiday will be carefree from start to finish.

Myanmar, Yangon Schwedagon Pagoda at night

A recce of some of the hotels and clubs in the downtown area of Yangon revealed a vibrant scene where wealthy locals intermix with high paid expatriates, business travelers and tourists in after hours establishments, which generally close at around 1am. These are distinct from the more traditional KTV, karaoke and singing show venues that are the preference for locals and the younger upwardly mobile generations on rising incomes. There exists ample opportunity to have playing in selected venues.

Investment into the country is booming, and greater changes will transform the capital into a vibrant bustling city … for more on these changes this recent article is worth the read … Burma Needs to Take Stock of the Market.

… More to come on my “In-Roads Insights” … Stay well, keep healthy!

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Our Earth in the Universe… is in a state of evolving flux… and now more than ever we are being shaken and rattled … but will we human beings really take the present signs and utilize them to full potential?

H.G. Wells has some wonderful quotes, and as I begin this new article, I think of him and quote some beauties…

“Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.” and “Civilization is a race between disaster and education.”

“It is possible to believe that all the past is but the beginning of a beginning, and that all that is and has been is but the twilight of the dawn. It is possible to believe that all the human mind has ever accomplished is but the dream before the awakening.”

“No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man’s and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinised and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinise the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water.”
— H.G. Wells (The War of the Worlds)

Nowadays, we have better instruments and more powerful cameras able to capture activities going vast distances away… such as the a 1,400 megapixel digital camera used by the Pan-STARRS Team at the University of Hawaii that recently discovered a New Comet that may Be Visible From Earth in 2013. While there is no danger of collision with Earth, preliminary calculations of the comet’s orbit show that this may be its first and final trip through the solar system. “It may be coming around the sun for the first and only time, only to be ejected from the solar system, never to return,” says Richard Wainscoat, co-discoverer of the comet and an astronomer at the University of Hawaii. “Since we don’t have a lot of data on it, we really don’t know the orbit well enough right now, and it will take up to two months of observations to find out.” he goes on to say. Astronomers believe the new comet, named C/2011 L4 may be a runaway from the Oort cloud, a reservoir of billions of hibernating comets that orbits about 100,000 times farther than the distance between Earth and the sun.

Our Cosmic Neighborhood As the article mentions, “from our small world we have gazed upon the cosmic ocean for thousands of years. Ancient astronomers observed points of light that appeared to move among the stars. They called these objects “planets,” meaning wanderers, and named them after Roman deities—Jupiter, king of the gods; Mars, the god of war; Mercury, messenger of the gods; Venus, the goddes of love and beauty, and Saturn, father of Jupiter and god of agriculture. The stargazers also observed comets with sparkling tails, and meteors or shooting stars apparently falling from the sky.

Since the invention of the telescope, three more planets have been discovered in our solar system: Uranus (1781), Neptune (1846), and, now downgraded to a dwarf planet, Pluto (1930). In addition, there are thousands of small bodies such as asteroids and comets. Most of the asteroids orbit in a region between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, while the home of comets lies far beyond the orbit of Pluto, in the Oort Cloud.”

A wonderful array of picture can be found at a PPhoto Gallery: Solar System and Space Pictures This Week: Lunar Eclipse, Sun Spurts, and More.

If you’re reading the signs, newly discovered comets such as C/2011 L4, Nibiru (Planet X) and other movements affecting our weather and our Earth’s magnetic field, all combined certainly lead us to the conclusion that we are in for some very interesting times…

But despite all this, as long as we acknowledge and take heed of the signs, control of our destiny through our ability to focus energy on the positives will ensure humanity maintains a balance with our universal truths…

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The Extinction Protocol: 2012 and beyond

Having been focused on developing a number of my film projects, and neglecting updating this blog, I would like to draw your attention to a couple of blogs that have captured my attention and more to the point kept me coming back for more…

The publishers have been doing a great job of posting interesting, thought provoking commentary on global events… The Extinction Protocol: 2012 and beyond features selected articles, insights and perspectives on our existence in the face of weather phenomena that is described as irregular and unusal.

The Santos Republic

The Voice of the 21 Century Generation

Another very active and prominent blog site published by the renowned, outspoken and highly knowledgeable, Dr. M. J. Santos publishes daily news at “The Santos Republic” … Staying informed in this ever dynamic and changing world is more crucial than ever… in fact, your LIFE REALLY DEPENDS ON YOUR WILLINGNESS TO ADAPT & LEARN in the face of evolutionary change!

As and when time permits I will bring you more of my views and interests… but for the moment, film making is taking a front position…

Blessings,

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James With, Son of a Gunn

With all the recent publicity focused on Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Floods and other “Natural Disasters” afflicting our planet, coupled with increased knowledge of our universe … it is so worrying to note the number of leading astronomers who have been pronounced dead in the last months …

John Huchra died unexpectedly on October 8th 2010 at the age of 61.

Allan Sandage died on Saturday, 13th November 2010. Sandage, who worked with Edwin Hubble as an assistant at Mount Wilson Observatory, played an integral part in increasing our understanding of the scale of the Universe and determining the Hubble Constant, which describes the Universe’s expansion. The New York Times article announced that Carnegie Institution for Science reported the cause of death. Sandage, working at the Carnegie Observatories in California, continued his efforts to hone the Hubble Constant, in his latter years using the Hubble Space Telescope to observe extragalactic Type Ia supernovae as standard candles. Sandage is also credited with discovering the starburst activity and black hole jets in the galaxy M82, and published the comprehensive Hubble Atlas of Galaxies, in 1961. He continued to research and publish papers right up until his death, his last paper on RR Lyrae variable stars (another kind of standard candle) appearing in the Astrophysical Journal in June 2010. Sandage is considered a true giant of astronomy, and he published more than 500 scientific papers in total throughout his career.

Brian Marsden passed away on 18th November 2010 at the age of 73 following a prolonged illness.

For more on these noted astronomers, links to their Wikipedia listing are listed here:
John Huchra
Allan Sandage
Brian Marsden

Then, subsequently, an article published on Saturday, 20th November 2010 in thespec.com caught my attention. It drew attention to a team of Czech and Danish scientists who are seeking to solve a 400-year-old mystery, as to the death surrounding a 16th-century Danish astronomer, Tycho Brahe, whose celestial observations laid the groundwork for modern astronomy and who died in Prague in 1601, age 54 on October 24, 1601 after some days of illness.

An Historical look at Japan's March 2011 Earthquake

An Historical look at Japan's March 2011 Earthquake

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Swom Swarms

Swim, swimming, swam… and now… ahem… SWOM” …

Taking an avid interest in the power of online social networking, and receiving countless invitations to join or sign up to a new network … my curiosity was peeked a little by the name… SWOM” … enough to read the blurb and sign up to see what might happen… Discovery of a new frontier perhaps? Or … is this another threat to the Facebook Social Network Empire… think Ottoman Empire a regime brought to an end under an imperial monarchy or the Roman Empire a Byzantine Empire, which ended in 1453 with the death of Constantine XI and the capture of Constantinople by the Ottoman Turks… Online empires seem to be very fickle and frail by comparison.

Perhaps before joining an online network, ask yourself, would you rather be a member of Linked in having approximately 1/5th of the subscriber base of Facebook, but with infinitely more value in terms of professionalism… and certainly more flexibility with a clear and well managed platform of interconnectivity.

Perhaps if SWOM proves massively successful, it will be bought out… Ah, is that the exit strategy? Or is this a Ponzi scheme? Who would be mad enough after Madoff to attempt to go down that route?

Gold & Silver Outlook 24th March 2011

Gold & Silver 24th March 2011

Commodities seem to be the market plays to watch these days, Gold and Silver are hitting record highs… Maybe the swarms lured by potential GOLD to be made in the rush to mine the SWOM mountains… are excited by that Duh Winning feeling? Charlie Sheen, have you seen this one yet? Just ask James With why his profile was deleted from Wikipedia? You might indeed find answers to these questions and more to come … revealed here soon!

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James With presented a seminar of “3D” (stereographic) film making in Bangkok, at the inaugural TEDx conference in Thailand.
“PROCLAIM LIBERTY THROUGHOUT ALL THE LAND UNTO ALL THE INHABITANTS THEREOF” Liberty Bell

More about TED: Ideas worth spreading


@TED Hans Rosling: Asia’s rise – how and when
Wikipedia reference: TED (Technology Entertainment and Design)


@TED Clifford Stoll: 18 minutes with an agile mind

Present EARTH WARS, whether economic, social, or spiritual threaten the planet, our humanity, our very existence … Technology, if harnessed properly will provide sustainable existence… and humanity will progress and peace and happiness will be the basis of our existence…
Weather control requires human beings to have attained a level of consciousness that respects all life on our planet and our planet as interconnected and interactive.
Weather warfare conflicts with our planet and humanity.

Information Technology, if controlled for the purposes of profit or motives ulterior to the preservation of humanity and human life, will cause apocalyptic catastrophe.

A Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) known informally as the “Biodiversity Convention”, is an international legally binding treaty. The Convention has three main goals:
1. conservation of biological diversity (or biodiversity);
2. sustainable use of its components; and
3. fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from genetic resources

The Environmental Modification Convention (ENMOD), formally the “Convention on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques” is an international treaty prohibiting the military or other hostile use of environmental modification techniques. It opened for signature on 18 May 1977 in Geneva and entered into force on 5 October 1978.

It is apparent that these conventions are not being respected … All Human Beings just don’t get it!

Available technology allows for the exponential expansion of existentialism…. the interwoven fabric of communications are vital to shared existence… interactive communities, online social networks… such as Facebook, reaching across the globe connecting hundreds of millions of humans have a social responsibility to connect people; devastation and destruction can be implemented by uncaring, ruthless and ignorant individuals at the mere click of keyboard button, a mouse or voice command … if left unchecked the world as we know it disappears…

UNGA RES. 31/72, TIAS 9614
CONVENTION ON THE PROHIBITION OF MILITARY OR ANY OTHER HOSTILE USE OF ENVIRONMENTAL MODIFICATION TECHNIQUES
Adopted by Resolution 31/72 of the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1976. The Convention was opened for signature at Geneva on 18 May 1977. TEXT PUBLISHED IN: United Nations General Assembly Resolution 31/72, Annex; see Official Records of the General Assembly, Thirty-first Session, Supplement No. 39 (A/31/39), pp. 37-38. International Legal Materials, Vol. XVI, No. 1, January 1977, pp. 88-94 (Engl.); World Armaments and Disarmament, SIPRI Yearbook 1978, London 1978, pp. 392-397 (Engl.); Shindler & Toman, eds., “The Laws of Armed Conflicts.” …

The wiping out of humanity as we know it …it could happen instantly… or it could be a slow, protracted painful removal of everything we base our perception of the world we live in on…

2010 : The International Year of Biodiversity with an emphasis on 2010 Biodiversity Target initiated in 2001. In 2003, Environment Ministers and Heads of delegation from 51 countries in the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) region adopted the Kiev Resolution on Biodiversity at the fifth Ministerial Conference “Environment for Europe” and decided to “reinforce our objective to halt the loss of biological diversity at all levels by the year 2010”.

What has happened?

Is this what human beings, and especially those in positions of great power are viewing as reinforcing and halting the loss of biological diversity? Parties to these conventions committed themselves to a more effective and coherent implementation of the three objectives of the Convention, to achieve by 2010 a significant reduction of the current rate of biodiversity loss at the global, regional and national level as a contribution to poverty alleviation and to the benefit of all life on earth.

The main goals of the International Year of Biodiversity were to:
Enhance public awareness of the importance of conserving biodiversity and of the underlying threats to biodiversity
Raise awareness of the accomplishments to save biodiversity that have already been realized by communities and governments
Promote innovative solutions to reduce the threats to biodiversity
Encourage individuals, organizations and governments to take immediate steps to halt biodiversity loss
Start dialog between stakeholders for the steps to be taken in the post-2010 period.
… Was this achieved? I think not!

Biodiversity is life.
Biodiversity is our life…

We are witnessing great trauma, cataclysmic catastrophe on a level that is posing a real threat to humanity right now… I urge you to action… read, learn and explore the existence and meaning of life and to become involved… Humanity needs YOU!

There’s more to come…

 

Is the devastation and destruction we experience man-made?
Is the cutting off of people from one another planned and intentional?
Is this something that is on a scale far larger than one would wish to imagine?
Are we being subjected to research and experiments by ruthless trolls without a conscience for man kind?
What are the consequences for humanity?
How does the human race fight this?

Let’s continue to harp on this perspective for a moment, shall we? Or is that spelled HAARP? READ MORE about this ‘Active Research Program’ here… (“HAARP High_Frequency_Active_Auroral_Research_Program”) … this is not a mere alternative rock idea… a Muse in vibrational nature… it is highly charged and capable of affecting communications globally, can manipulate the weather and so much more… and make no mistake… the consequences are certainly extremely volatile.

Neither is Facebook a quirky little quasi soft porn dating site born from some young college kids wet dream designed in collaboration with his close fraternity geek comrades to pick up chicks … it’s a man made cyberspace social network with a purpose, and that purpose has expanded beyond the dictatorial decision makers with their blunt instrumental assessment and cyber policy weapons of mass destruction … Do we know who really controls Facebook? Now that it has successfully harnessed the masses in the process of getting hundreds of millions of subscribers (and their private data) across the globe, a feat that no other social networking company has managed to come close to, is Facebook being controlled wrongly and therefore as a consequence, its subscribers manipulated?

The fundamental and ‘humanitarian’ reason for Facebook’s existence is to allow people to connect with others… all over the world…… and this is precisely why it became so successful be those subscribers reside in China, Japan, Middle Eastern countries, South East Asian countries, India, United States of America, Australia, Philippines, Indonesia, South American countries, Scandinavia, Pacific Islands, Atlantic Islands, African countries, Outer space, or anywhere the computers used in cyberspace can connect the dots… or so we are lead to believe… UNTIL one and many are indiscriminately and suddenly ‘disabled’ by the powers than control… or as Charlie Sheen would very eloquently phrase it… the Trolls! Was there more to this rapid expansion of a social networking tool than meets the eye? Many reading thus far, might question my writing, and make an incorrect assessment that the author is some celebrity, drug addicted, alcoholic bipolar freak… ahem … #WINNING … check “@JamesWith on Twitter … and I urge you to think again, and continue reading…

Has Facebook become a weapon of cyber war? Is Facebook being utilized as a Weapon of Mass Destruction (WMD) and manipulated by those who do not have humanity’s best interests in mind? Anyone who has done just a little research into Science & Technology, Space Research programs, History of UFO’s & Aliens, economic warfare of nations and then takes a moment to pause, and then ponders to look at the bigger picture playing out across the world, and furthermore has the courage and constitution to keep an open and rational mind has to question what is going on?

This is not a coincidence… This is daunting and alarming… Our right to exist is being curtailed and controlled at levels and by those who are not only archaic in cognizance, but unfortunately powerful enough to tragically threaten our very existence and the Earth we inhabit. This is not a fight against CBS, Warner Brothers, Sony, Lionsgate or any other movie studio played out on FOX, ABC, NBC, Al Jezeera or any other journalistic news reporting service.

Scores of people missing, millions of homes left without power, destruction on a level that we have only previously seen on the silver screen, or on DVD or TV in futuristic Hollywood films… Ruthless and unwavering decisions that cause catastrophic effects… Most recently NHK TV, other media professionals, and amateur photographers, videographers and civilians have captured the devastating energy that is harnessed in earthquakes and tsunamis, The footage is as unbelievable as it is entirely real.



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"We will not go quietly into the night... We will not give up without a fight"





We have entered a world resembling something from James Cameron’s 2003 Hollywood film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger (“Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines”) and a swathe of films being released this year and next, such as (“Battle: Los Angeles”) (“Battle: Los Angeles on IMDB”), and the Independence Day sequels 2 & 3 to the Hollywood blockbuster of an alien invasion of Earth (“Independence Day”)… cyber-space, social networking… and what are the Trolls at Facebook doing in their private ivory trade control towers? … blithely conducting their own “High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program” in cyberspace… the active experiment is called Facebook!

The increase in seismic activity causing destruction and devastation across the globe is expanding exponentially… and the correlations and comparisons that one can draw and are playing out as special effects on a matrix of interconnected planes… international communications mirrored & bouncing information across cyberspace and also equally as evident in the highly competitive worlds of global banking, corporate behemoths and the economics of social networking. This is economic warfare being played out now, and the casualties of this cyber warfare are increasing; the stress meter is rising in those affected by this callous and vicious approach to our basic right to communicate with others. The number of people affected is increasing faster than Moore’s Law. There are fault lines and cracks appearing around the globe, and this is not only contained to activity surrounding plate tectonics, or the Pacific Ring of Fire! If you would like to know more about seismic effects on the earth from a scientific viewpoint, this article in the Geology Times is a worthwhile read: (“A stress meter for fault zones”).

Humanity and our existence is being threatened by power hungry despots … By the year 2004 the exponential acceleration of the world’s processes of integrated circuitry defied even “Moore’s Law” … the world’s financial system, the whole basis of current economic thinking is being shaken to the very magma of the Earth’s core. Massive concentrated beams of electricity fired at our ionosphere using the Ionospheric Research Instrument (IRI) and other instruments, such as a VHF and a UHF radar, a fluxgate magnetometer, a digisonde and an induction magnetometer, are areas that need exposition… Humanity is being subjected to giant undisclosed experiments essentially being run by “United States Air Force & BAE Systems Inc.”… and as human beings affected by these instruments of science in more ways than is being disclosed… we have a right to know!

Since the “Birth of Facebook” in February 2004, the reverberations and ripples of terrorism enveloped in the cyber earthquakes happening in our world, caused by the selfish trolls that skulk in the corridors of their legislative labyrinths are spreading exponentially in a frenzied power grab… in December of the same year a huge earthquake, and ensuing tsunami reverberated across the Pacific Ocean destroying livelihoods and homes in many countries, and leaving hundreds of thousands of people dead and unaccounted for. There are many articles that focus on this escalating phenomenon and I urge you to read widely… here’s one such article in the “History of Earthquakes causing Tsunamis. Please take a closer look at the parameters, specifics and resultant effects of the most recent catastrophe in “Japan’s Earthquake & Tsunami of March 2011. Of further interest is the request made by the Japanese Government (via its space agency JAXA) for the activation of the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters, thus allowing diverse satellite imagery of affected regions to be readily shared with rescue and aid organisations.

Whether or not you choose to involve yourself, you have at least found this blog article and either read this far or skimmed to the bottom… And I urge you to do your own research, learn more, and take an active interest in the world you inhabit. As human beings, sharing this planet, we have a basic right to global communicating, sharing and caring… and it is entirely selfish to think otherwise. Those who are not prepared to share and create a positive difference for all of humanity are evil tyrants, dictators, trolls, and power worshipers… Humanity and the human race must survive and fight this persecution and tyranny.

And you must make a choice… NOW!

James With
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