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Archive for October 17th, 2008

Hollywood & Co Balloting For President

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 17, 2008

Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston is one of Obamas’ admirer. She donated to him $ 2,300.

Bruce Springsteen

.Bruce “The Boss” Springsteen gave one Concert for Barack Obama. Entry cards for the Concert were valued between 500 and 10,000 Dollars.

Billy Joel

Billy Joel stands on stage together with Bruce Springsteen in order to raise more money for Obama.

Halle Berry

“I love Obama”, says Halle Berry

Richard Gere

Richard “The Tibetan” Gere supports Obama. In a New York gala, he was able to collect 700.000 Dollars as a donation

Leonard Nimoy

Star Treks’ “Mr. Spock”, Leonard Nimoy has landed on Planet Obama

Spike Lee

Spike Lee is strong supporter of Obama, specially after he learned that Obama likes his films

Maria Shriver

J.F. Kennedy’s niece, Maria Shriver want to ballot for Barack. What does her husband, Arnold Schwarzenegger think about that?

Will Smith

Will Smith, not only wants to support Obama, but he also would like to play Obama in a movie

Michael Douglas

Michael Douglas, who played in “The American President” the American President, supports Obama as well

Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks supports Obama financially

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey will vote for Obama, because he has conceptual strength and he is brilliant. “pairing of the two gives wisdom” says, Oprah

Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg shows his support for Obama by buying an admission ticket to a reception that charged 2,300 dollars per person

Bette Midler

Bette Midler said that she no longer wants to live under a republican administration, gives her official support to Obama

Morgan Freeman

Morgan “Almighty” Freeman takes Obama for ready to be the next President of the United States

Sidney Poitier

Sidney Poitier supports Obama

Jeffrey Katzenberg

Together with Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey “Shrek” Katzenberg has organized a donation evening for Obama

Ben Stiller

Ben Stiller, one of the best payed actors in Hollywood, can’t imagine of a better President than Obama

Steve Wonder

Steve Wonder sang for Obama because he hopes that Obama could close the rift between black and white America if he becomes a President

Toni Morrison

Winner of the Noble prize for literature, Toni Morrison chose Obama, not because he is black, as she wrote once to him, rather, because she is convinced of his political talent

Matt Damon

Matt Damon believes: “I’m completely convinced of Barack Obama. He is great, the first politician in my life, whom I support wholeheartedly

Robert De Nero

Robert de Niro visited an election event of Obama and said, Obama inspires him, gives him hope and convince him that change could be possible

Eddie Murphy

Eddie “Zamunda” Murphy has got ears for Obama

Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood supports the republicans

Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester “Rambo” Stallone supports the second most famous Vietnam-Veteran McCain

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Contrary to his wife Maria Shriver, who supports Obama, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s heart beats for McCain

Adam Sandler

Adam Sandler would like to see McCain ahead

Jerry Bruckheimer

Producer Jerry “Black Hawk Down” Bruckheimer supports McCain

Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford would like to see McCain in the White House

Brangelina

Brangelina support Obama

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson gladly shows up in private partys with Barack Obama. “My heart belongs to Obama, this way I am at the moment together with him, as if we were engaged” says Scarlett

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Yes We Can…

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 17, 2008

…Learn From Dogs!

 

Presence, Unconditionality, Acceptance and Connection

http://www.psychologytoday.com/

Lock a dog in a closet for three days and, when you let him out, he’s overjoyed to see you. He’s overjoyed not because you let him out, but just because you’re there. A dog has no sense of time. He can’t get trapped in the past or lost in the future. He is right here, right now, fully, completely and without quarter — always. Were that it were so easy for us to be the same.

A dog is present. He lives for this moment, and this moment alone. He responds to what is around him, yet understand consequences. Without the burden of memory or prescience, he does not – cannot — become imprisoned by his history or his future. We struggle with this, because we think.

I am sitting in front of my laptop right now typing this article, yet my mind is in a thousand other places. I am thinking about this, that and the other thing. I am roiling in regret about things not said and deeds both done and undone. I am planning. I am rehearsing. I am suffering. I am rejoicing. I am here, but I am not here. A dog is mindful. We tend to be full of mind.

A dog’s allegiance is unconditional. We won’t go so far as to anthropomorphize him, and say his love is unconditional – but it is clear his allegiance is indeed that. He comes when he’s called. He walks next to you off-leash. He looks over his shoulder to see that you’re coming as you follow him down a wooded path, and sometimes even waits for you to catch up. He has no agenda other than maintaining his connection to you.

Our attention is often divided. We are here, but not here and, so, our allegiance is also divided. We are married, yet we cheat. We are invested, yet we tell half-truths. We are committed, but the grass is always greener. We speak, but we do not listen. We know, but we do not feel. We are just not there.

A dog’s acceptance never wavers. He takes you as you are, with all of your flaws and imperfections, your idiosyncrasies and your nonsense. He recognizes your basic goodness and revels in you for you, giving himself over to you 100% and never questioning that choice.

All too often we judge. We are more apt to think and re-think than to hold space. We do not trust. We are suspicious. We assume an agenda on the part of others because we ourselves are operating with an agenda. The failure of relationship that we have with ourselves causes a failure of relationship to those around us. We create our own disconnection.

Presence, unconditionality and acceptance in concert lead us to connection. Setting aside the filters of attachment to past and future, the divided mind and our tendency to judge provide us with a stage for establishing true community and true connection that is based in our own authentic relationship to ourselves.

Love yourself like your dog loves you, and settle into the pure unfettered joy of the sense of community that creates, then take it outside yourself and into the world. Think like a dog.

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Adam & Eve

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 17, 2008

One can with certainty speak that the Biblical Garden of Eden lies in Ethiopia. We know that all people are descended from Adam and Eve, and more recently from Noah and his wife. Both the Biblical and scientific documents confirm that Adam & Eve were created in Ethiopia.

Could the Volcanoes in Ethiopia, have been the birth place of life? Could the active volcano, “Erta Ale” in the Danakil area, be the very first kitchen, where God mixed his secret genetic soup? Could Lake Tana, the Garden of Eden, to the west and 300 miles from Erta Ale be the very first dining place where Adam & Eve had their first meal of the grain of paradise?

Did Volcanoes Spark Life on Earth?

Science.com
16 October 2008

A once-discarded idea about how life started on our planet has been given a new life of its own, thanks to a serendipitous find.

The story traces back to the early 1950s, when chemists Stanley Miller and Harold Urey of the University of Chicago in Illinois tried to recreate the building blocks of life under conditions they thought resembled those on the young Earth. The duo filled a closed loop of glass chambers and tubes with water and different mixes of hydrogen, ammonia, and methane–gases presumed at the time to be the main constituents of the atmosphere billions of years ago. Then, in an attempt to confirm a hypothesis that lightning may have triggered the origin of life, they zapped the mixture with an electrical current. The researchers then analyzed the gunk that began to collect after a few hours.
The residue contained traces of some of the amino acids that make up proteins. Their presence suggested that the molecular precursors of life could form through a simple electrochemical process. The problem was that theoretical models and analyses of ancient rocks eventually convinced scientists that Earth’s earliest atmosphere was not rich in hydrogen.

Last year, after Miller’s death, two of his former graduate students–geochemists Jim Cleaves of the Carnegie Institution of Washington (CIW) in Washington, D.C., and Jeffrey Bada of Indiana University, Bloomington–were examining samples left in their mentor’s lab. They discovered the vials of products from the original experiment and decided to take a second look with updated technology. Using extremely sensitive mass spectrometers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, Cleaves, Bada, and colleagues found traces of 22 amino acids in the experimental residues. That is about double the number originally reported by Miller and Urey and includes all of the 20 amino acids found in living things, the scientists report tomorrow in Science.

So could lightning have helped jump-start life on Earth? Possibly, Cleaves says. Although Earth’s primordial atmosphere was not hydrogen-rich, as were the chambers in the Miller-Urey experiment, gas clouds from volcanic eruptions did contain the right combination of molecules. It is possible that volcanoes, which were much more active early in Earth’s history, seeded our planet with life’s ingredients. The big question is what happened next–how did those molecules turn into self-replicating organic compounds? “That’s the frontier,” Cleaves says, “and we’re sort of stuck there.”

The new study “highlights how easy it is to make the building blocks of life in plausible prebiotic conditions,” says geochemist Robert Hazen of CIW, who was not involved in the research. At the same time, he says, the findings reinforce “the pioneering insight and experiments of Stanley Miller and Harold Urey.”

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