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The SIG 1 :: #SIGARI, Stark Networks HK and affiliated companies have developed the world’s first luxury premium hand-rolled cigar product, labeled as SIG 1, containing a proprietary RFID Blockchain smart chip storing a wide array of data. The hand-crafted 24 karat gold leaf premium cigar is packaged in a custom designed Viennese glass tube containing its own built-in humification control system.

The new line is anticipated to commence marketing directly to private clients in early 2018. Design work on a downloadable SIG smartphone application was expected to be completed by March 2018 allowing owners of their luxury products to trade products via a blockchain secured app on their smartphones and other wireless devices, interacting with the blockchain technology contained in the smart chip of each SIGAR product. SIG 1 luxury products are made in a variety of sizes, blends and tastes to test the market reaction. The initial limited world premiere of the products will be available in Churchill, Torpedo and Toro sizes. The SIGAR team is also working on a number of other sizes, including a special gold leaf panatella designed for ladies and gentlemen.

SIG 1 Churchill

Ring Gauge: 48 Length: 6 3/4″
Filler: Dom. Rep., Binder: Dom. Rep., Wrapper: US Connecticut Shade, 24 karat Gold leaf

SIG 1 Torpedo
Ring Gauge: 52, Length: 6 1/4″
Filler: Brazil, Dominican, Nicaragua, Binder: Dom. Rep., Wrapper: Brazilian Sun Grown,  24 karat Gold leaf

SIG 1 Toro
Ring Gauge: 52, Length: 6″
Filler: Honduras, Dom. Rep., Binder: Brazil, Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf, 24 karat Gold leaf

In 2018 the SIGAR team began testing and developing a range of new blends at production facilities in the Dominican Republic. The creative journey of SIGAR started in 2016 when James, a long time cigar aficionado, approached Peter Mai with the idea of a new cigar business.

Earlier in 2011, Peter had walked off the street in Bangkok, right into a private Members Only cigar club in Thailand, where he met James, one of the founding lifetime members. As a Vienna based artist behind the idea and launch of the world’s first gold leaf cigar at the 2008 Millionaire Fair held in Munich, Germany, Peter encouraged James to dig deeper and explore the possibilities of synergies and possible collaboration. By late 2016, the two had decided to focus on creating an entirely new luxury brand and associated products, and thus was born the idea to produce a product far superior to anything done before. Vienna was chosen on the recommendation of Peter, hence the initial focus of SIGAR GmbH was on the design and packaging aspects of the luxury products range. As a long time resident of Thailand, James and his wife relocated to Austria to focus on building the new business. The premium hand-rolled cigars are produced in Latin America and the first RFID smart chips were produced in Thailand.

During the first development meetings of 2017 James Wearing-Smith, CEO of SIGAR GmbH approached Jason Ho, founder and Chairman of D8: D8ii Limited with the blockchain security concept for the luxury cigar products. Over a series of meetings Jason took up the challenge of designing the custom modelled smart-chip that is used in the SIG 1. Another member of the SIGAR team is film producer and actor Cameron Pearson, who worked alongside James With and Sylvester Stallone as missionaries in RAMBO (2008). Cameron supported the idea from the start and relocated to Vienna from Los Angeles to become a more active participant of the SIGAR team.

The SIGAR team believes the products will become special collectors items and could appreciate considerably in value over time if maintained correctly. Maintaining a SIG 1product is made all that easier with the help of the custom designed glass container and humidification system containing specially engineered crystals. The small crystal beads are designed to maintain a stable 70% RH level for a period of 5 years and is Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved for direct and indirect contact and complies toward cGMP practices. When the glass container is opened the crystals can be easily replaced. The RFID blockchain security smart chip can maintain a precise data record of each SIG 1 product. Information can be stored in smart contracts to include manufacturing data, client to client transfer data, and global tracking data.

With the recent frenzy over Bitcoin, the first decentralized digital currency it appeared that the development, implementation and timing of the SIG 1 had been coordinated perfectly. The world premiere release in 2018 was eagerly anticipated. Private clients will have the chance to experience their luxury products, and the idea is that they will be using either fiat currency or blockchain secured cryptocurrencies to make purchases in the future.

The SIGAR team created the SIG 1 brand and it embodies the desire to fulfil a vision; one built on family values, knowledge, integrity, discreet diligence and the essence of a luxury lifestyle. “Silence is Golden” is the motto representing the SIG 1 brand.

SIG 1 :: Golden Opportunities

SIG 1 :: Golden Opportunities

Updated: 18th January 2019

The creators of this product have spent considerable time during 2018 determining the growth and direction for the enterprise. Just like the Great Tea Race of 1866, the winds and seas of change are utilised to navigate through the environment of economic change. It’s a bit like the great shipping stories in centuries past, and time and patience are virtues bestowed on men of the cloth, textiles, and commodities trading, including selecting the best premium materials from the tobacco industry.

Tobaccos grown with love and caring attention to each and every plant, harvested and then stored carefully in warehouses, waiting for the right blend for each and every stick, and for those special clientele of luxury products. The journey of development and testing of products continues, and perfecting the products is of paramount importance to the creators.

The Great Tea Race of 1866

The Great Tea Race of 1866

Stay tuned for more on this exciting journey… #WITHLOVE 💞

#SIG1 #SIGAR #cigars #luxury #SilenceIsGolden #lifestyle #products #gold

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Dogs howl in the alley, crazy women scream…” ~ Pete Townsend

Darkness will always be fractured by light… The dawn rooster cocks sideways and crows before sunrise and spews. Have you noticed that parrots come in all shapes and sizes? Similar to lawyers they make excruciating squawking noises often leaving trails of crumby scraps whilst waddling blithely across rusty bars and polished floor boards. Parrots never really seem to care when and where they leave a trial, dropping excrement hither and thither. Guess what else is peculiar and similar between parrots and lawyers? A simple check of the Wikipedia page for “Parrot” gives further insights.

Monty Python's Gumby instep banner http://www.montypython.com

Monty Python’s Gumby instep banner http://www.montypython.com

Quite titillating really, fancy fed, a feigned meek squint and chortling at the thought of it all… conjures images of Monty Python‘s Dead Parrot hanging upside down with London Bridge as a theatrical backdrop… sketchy … the meaning of life… always look on the bright side of life… now there’s a great symbolic reunion highlighting 50 years of creative brilliance.

Parrots, also known as psittacines /ˈsɪtəsnz/ are birds of the roughly 393 species in 92 genera that make up the order Psittaciformes found in most tropical and subtropical regions. The order is subdivided into three superfamilies: the Psittacoidea (“true” parrots), the Cacatuoidea (cockatoos), and the Strigopoidea (New Zealand parrots). Parrots have a generally pantropical distribution with several species inhabiting temperate regions in the Southern Hemisphere, as well. The greatest diversity of parrots is in South America and Australasia.

Mmm… gets one thinking creatively, right? And, there in lies the rub to spontaneously launch into banging out another blog article whilst listening to an old LP recording of Pete Townsend‘s solo album “All the Best Coyboys have Chinese Eyes” on my Technics Direct Drive Automatic Player System rotating at 33 1/3 rpm … there’s a timeless quality inherent in the vinyl… there’s an eternal raw beauty in The Who too … Who Are You?

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Flames impassioned in a moments anger… love conquers… without question … “There have always been times like these. The multi-coloured spheres clash and collide, the triangle expands and explodes: eventually there is nothing.” … times gift of perfect humility.

I am very excited the producers of “All the Tired Horses” aka “Dead Parrots Down Under” have decided to produce a new multi-episode season in the Explore TV series following on from season one produced in 2009. Rumour has it that there’ll be multiple seasons and episodes covering the many trials and tribulations incurred by cast and crews in Australia, India and Thailand and around the world.

Excited chatter in social media circles have variously described this as an “epic battle”, a former marine writes “In the face of adversity, with brick walls put in the way….., through strength, determination and perseverance – truth and justice shone through in the end.”  and another says “James, We are with you on this. You have won already!” Wow, wow, wow! The support from friends, fans and others providing encouragement has been humbling and I get all emotional… it makes me strive to greater perfection in my craft and to create ever lasting films that excite and ignite imaginations, insight intrigue and inform with interest driven by telling content.

ATTH DPDU Press Release 8th January 2016

ATTH “All the Tired Horses” aka DPDU “Dead Parrots Down Under” Press Release 8th January 2016

Somebody saved me … it happened again… I thank you my friend… all I know about staying alive… all I know I’ve been making it! Pete Townsend, you’re a genius and I thank you my friend. I never could queue to collect my lunch while I was pursuing the truth … and as they say the truth will set you free.

Experience is priceless and helping people, advising, and learning more provides me with a burning desire to produce more … I was just 34 years old … I was wondering why everyone I met seemed like they were in a haze… it’s sympathy not tears people need when they’re the front page newsand I know when she thinks of me … recriminations fester… and it’s she who has to beg.

Filming "All the Tired Horses' aka "Dead Parrots Down" Under Behind-the-scenes

Filming “All the Tired Horses’ aka “Dead Parrots Down Under” Gus, a warrior, battle hardened and ready.

Dawn beckons and the lights begin to fade as a new day begins in the City of Angels… I love the smell of toast in the morning… it helps to wash the smell of parrot shit away…

Francis Ford Copolla's "Apocalypse Now" Movie starring Marlon Brando Motion Picture Sound Recording Album cover; a parrot shitting on Marlon's shaved scalp.

Francis Ford Copolla’s “Apocalypse Now” Movie starring Marlon Brando Motion Picture Sound Recording Album cover; a parrot shitting on Marlon’s shaved scalp.

China and India are rapidly evolving and there are big moves afoot in media and entertainment across the divide. Having lived and worked throughout Asia, China and India for most of my life I feel that the winds of change are upon use, usefulness and us, of course … the sails are unfurled and filling smoothly… Ah, a vast frontier of possibilities beckons me hearties!

#ATTH #DPDU A snapshot of script setting and dialogue from "Dead Parrots Down Under" original screenplay by James With

#ATTH #DPDU A snapshot of script setting and dialogue from “Dead Parrots Down Under” original screenplay by James With

Characteristic features of parrots include a strong, curved bill, an upright stance, strong legs, and clawed zygodactyl feet. Many parrots are vividly coloured, and some are multi-coloured. Most parrots exhibit little or no sexual dimorphism. They form the most variably sized bird order in terms of length… but enough about parrots for now…

Bait your hooks, keep the music playing, wait with baited breathe and be prepared for the journey ahead…

I Am What I Am” by Gloria Gaynor
I am what I am
I am my own special creation
So come take a look
Give me the hook or the ovation

It’s my world that I want to have a little pride in
My world and it’s not a place I have to hide in
Life’s not worth a dam
Till you can say, hey world, I am what I am

I am what I am
I don’t want praise, I don’t want pity
I bang my own drum
Some think it’s noise, I think it’s pretty

And so what if I love each feather and each bangle
Why not try to see things from a different angle
Your life is a sham
Till you can shout out loud, I am what I am

I am what I am
And what I am needs no excuses
I deal my own deck
Sometimes the ace, sometimes the deuces

There’s one life and there’s no return and no deposit
One life so it’s time to open up your closet
Life’s not worth a dam
Till you can say, hey world, I am what I am

I am James With … ~ WITH LOVE ~ …
I am James Wearing-Smith V … I am James W. Gunn … I am a man walking this Great Earth and I am making my way in this great world …

James With - Actor, Director, Filmmaker, Producer, Writer IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0999139/

James With – Actor, Director, Filmmaker, Producer, Writer http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0999139/

Blessings and well-wishes,
James With
“Partnering With the World”

 

 

 


Source: The Saddest movie of all time is set to hit the big screen – S.A.D the movie exclusive trailer preview

THE SADDEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME IS SET TO HIT THE BIG SCREEN – S.A.D THE MOVIE EXCLUSIVE TRAILER PREVIEW

I’m sure we can all remember a movie that left us with a feeling of sorrow or sadness.  Tear Jerker’s stick in our mind even more than movies that makes us laugh or sit in awe.  Sadness is perhaps the most sticky of and remaining of emotional states.  So it is with great pleasure we bring you the first exclusive peek at the movie being made to take being SAD to another level.  #SADtheMovie is here and it is here to stay.  Since it burst onto the social scene less than 3 months ago it has picked up an avalanche of follows and fans.  It seems being SAD is quite popular.

We are all waiting to come to grips with exactly what S.A.D the movie is all about.  S.A.D meaning ‘Sitting and Drinking’  What we can see is it seems to be about just about everything!  How is that possible?  We don’t know either.  It is a movie that throws up many questions but very few answers except for the fact that you feel compelled to find out the answers by watching the movie.

The Saddest Movie of all time?

Written by Actor and director James With and produced by James With, Stevie Eagle E, Al Caudullo and Nick Barnes this is a movie aimed at people power. SAD the movie is heading to crowdfundingmeaning it will have in truth hundreds of producers from around the world. The movie is being shot in Thailand and is already making more fuss on the social scene than big budget Thai Movies. Why is that? It’s simple really. Whatever it is about it is interesting and compelling and not many movies are that these days. Yes they are exciting, big expensive, but very few films are truly interesting and compelling when you are trying to market them. This one for some reason, is.

The film soundtrack also boast rising stars Stephan Dante and Joanna Shegera on the Soundtrack. The past credits of the Actors, directors and participants range from Blockbusters like ‘Independence Day‘ and ‘Rambo’ to award winning films and oscar participation. Great credentials indeed.

Like thousands of others we shall be keeping a firm gaze on #SADtheMovie hoping to gleen some Idea of what this motley group of characters will be, or do. We really want to know like everyone else. I mean they look like a bunch of ex killers, psychos and drug addicts in the poster. Until then we invite you to take an exclusive look at the conceptual trailer above and you try to figure out what the hell is going on here.

If you wish to be a part of this movie you can join the campaign on Indiegogo here http://igg.me/at/sadthemovie

As they put it: #BeingSadNeverfeltSoGood

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A work in progress … S.A.D The Movie … Coming Soon… and in the meantime… 

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