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Geplaatst: wo 14 jan 2015, 14:20
door baphomet
Soms krijg je shit door de brievenbus gedrukt...

Ik had al eens eerder flyers ontvangen van dezelfde dude en ook al eens op QFF geplaatst volgens mij (??!!??), kan het alleen niet weer vinden, maar deze zijn ook wel dusdanig uniek dat ik er snel even wat foto's van heb gemaakt (wegens feit dat scanner stuk is).

Enfin, viel spass bij het lezen...






(rechtermuisknop -> afbeelding openen in nieuw tabblad voor groot fullsize formaat, dan is het nog enigszins leesbaar)



Geplaatst: wo 14 jan 2015, 17:05
door Arminius
Our History is not what we Think

Met behulp van animaties wordt op eenvoudige wijze de geschiedenis van de [spirituele] mensheid besproken.


Geplaatst: do 15 jan 2015, 07:45
door baphomet


Geplaatst: do 15 jan 2015, 14:30
door Albert Heijnstein
Waarom Superman super is...


Geplaatst: do 15 jan 2015, 16:27
door Albert Heijnstein
Wie weet wat er niet helemaal klopt bij dit plaatje?
Afbeelding Google


Geplaatst: do 15 jan 2015, 16:31
door Albert Heijnstein
Kijk eens naar de 4.


Geplaatst: vr 16 jan 2015, 19:47
door baphomet
Boy Says He Didn't Go To Heaven; Publisher Says It Will Pull Book

Alex Malarkey, seen here in a 2009 photo, has written an open letter saying that events described in the best-seller The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven were made up.
John Kuntz/The Plain Dealer/Landov

Nearly five years after it hit best-seller lists, a book that purported to be a 6-year-old boy's story of visiting angels and heaven after being injured in a bad car crash is being pulled from shelves. The young man at the center of The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven, Alex Malarkey, said this week that the story was all made up.

The book's publisher, Tyndale House, had promoted it as "a supernatural encounter that will give you new insights on Heaven, angels, and hearing the voice of God."

But Thursday, Tyndale House confirmed to NPR that it is taking "the book and all ancillary products out of print."

The decision to pull the book comes after Alex Malarkey wrote an open letter to retailer LifeWay and others who sell Christian books and religious materials. It was published this week on the Pulpit and Pen website.

"I did not die. I did not go to Heaven," Alex wrote. He continued, "I said I went to heaven because I thought it would get me attention. When I made the claims that I did, I had never read the Bible. People have profited from lies, and continue to. They should read the Bible, which is enough. The Bible is the only source of truth. Anything written by man cannot be infallible."

He concluded, "Those who market these materials must be called to repent and hold the Bible as enough."

Here are a few key background details of the story: Alex Malarkey was paralyzed at the age of 6 when he was in a car wreck. He then spent two months in a coma. He's now a teenager. The book lists him as a co-author along with his father, Kevin Malarkey.

Calling the book a "spiritual memoir," The Washington Post notes that it "became part of a popular genre of 'heavenly tourism,' which has been controversial among orthodox Christians."

Alex's parents are now divorced; he and his siblings live with his mother, Beth Malarkey, who has previously spoken out against the book featuring her son. She has also said that profits from the book haven't been going to Alex. Another book about a boy who said he had gone to heaven, Heaven Is For Real, has been turned into a movie.

Last spring, Beth Malarkey wrote a blog post stating, "Alex's name and identity are being used against his wishes (I have spoken before and posted about it that Alex has tried to publicly speak out against the book), on something that he is opposed to and knows to be in error according to the Bible."

She added, "I am fully aware of what it feels like to be pulled in. There are many who are scamming and using the Word of God to do it. They are good, especially if you are not digging into your Bible and truly studying it. They study their audience and even read 'success' books to try to build better and bigger ... 'ministries/businesses.' "

Thanks to NPR editor Susan Vavrick for flagging this story.
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Geplaatst: wo 21 jan 2015, 02:19
door baphomet
6 Strangest Coming of Age Rituals in the World

What did you do when you "became a man"? - No, I don't mean losing your virginity, though in many cultures, coming of age is intricately linked to sexual maturity. Did you celebrate by buying a Lotto ticket? Drink a yard glass full of beer? Become a Bar Mitsvah?

Well, weaklings, be thankful that you didn't grow up as an aborigine in Australia, in the Satere Mawé tribe in the Amazon, or in the Sepik River tribe of Papua New Guinea. As you can see below, some cultures take the rites of manhood very, very seriously.

Let's take a look at six of the Strangest Coming of Age Rituals in the World:

In the walkabout, adolescent Aborigine boys are sent to live in the wilderness for as long as six months. It's not just about camping - they go on a spiritual journey to trace their ancestor's songlines, which include navigation instructions and other ancient wisdoms encoded in songs.

Initiation with Bullet Ants

To become men in Amazon's Satere Mawé tribe, boys as young as twelve have to first wear ceremonial gloves filled with stinging bullet ants. They're called not bullet ants without a very good reason: being stung by these suckers feels very much like getting shot. Each ant packs neurotoxins that cause pain 30 times more agonizing than the sting of a common wasp.

And if you think that's bad enough, wearing the gloves once just doesn't cut it - you have to wear it for 10 minutes 20 times to become a man ...

Steve Backshall went through the ritual and described it in The Sunday Times:

I had suffered several hundred stings, and all of a sudden I went beyond pain. The sensations are not describable using simple words or metaphors, so I’ll just try to describe how I reacted.

First, I started wailing, then, once that had passed, the floodgates opened — deep, guttural sobbing, uncontrollable shaking, writhing, convulsing. You could see the neurotoxin kicking in, my muscles starting to palpitate, my eyelids becoming heavy and drooping, my lips going numb. I started to drool, and suddenly I wasn’t responding to anything at all. My legs wouldn’t hold me up, and our doctor was shouting at me to keep moving and not to give in to the urge to lie down and let it take me.

If there’d been a machete to hand, I’d have chopped off my arms to escape the pain. The other boys were in a similar state, but, interestingly, my host, who had been through the ritual before, seemed far more in control.

It took three hours for the pain to ease a little, and shortly after that I was back playing footie with the kids — though with a hand clasped in each armpit and a pause every few minutes to scream a bit. Twelve hours later, my hands were swollen up like inflated washing-up gloves. If I pressed a thumb into them, it took two minutes for the impression to disappear from the fluid-swollen flesh.

Adolescent Circumcision

You don't have to go to remote corners of the world to find this next ritual. Circumcision, the cutting of the foreskin of the penis, is practiced (or forced upon, depending on your perspective) by as many as 1 in 3 males in the world.

There is a lot of controversy about circumcising a male infant right after birth, but at least the baby is too young to remember the painful ordeal. Nay, as a coming of age ritual in Turkey (amongst other cultures), circumcision is practiced on adolescent boys.

The origin of circumcision is lost in time. The most commonly accepted version is that circumcision came from ancient Egyptians, who noticed that a snake is reborn after it sheds its skin. And what part of the male anatomy is closest to a snake? You got the general idea ...

British zoologist Desmond Morris noted in the documentary "The Human Sexes" (clip above) that "I can't help feeling that if male circumcision didn't exist today and someone tried to introduce it, they'd be arrested for child abuse. But it's traditional role as a major rite of passage is too entrenched to bow to common sense or objective medical opinion."

Land Diving

In the tiny South Pacific island of Pentecost, boys as young as five years old engage in a tradition that can be best described as the ancient precursor to modern day's bungee jumping.

In Naghol (N'gol) or the land diving ritual, suicidally brave men jump from makeshift rickety towers as high as 100 feet up in the air with vines tied around their ankles. Land diving is kind of a multipurpose ritual: a rite of passage, a way to appease the gods to ensure a good yam harvest, and now, a tourist attraction.

So it's like bungee jumping - big deal, you think. Well, actually it's a little bit more complicated than that. The whole point of land diving is that the jumper's head touch the ground. But obviously if you're the jumper, you'd want that to be as briefly done as possible: if your head doesn't touch the ground, then it'll be a bad yam harvest. If your head touch too much ground, the yam will be blessed but you'll die. The difference between a good jump and a fatal one is about 4 inches of vine. It's no surprise then, that a jumper is allowed to say anything he wants to anyone before the jump and not be held responsible for his words (Source).

Blood Initiation

In the highlands of Papua New Guinea, the Matausa tribesmen believe that in order for timid boys to become brave men and attract women, they have to expel the contaminating female blood that they got from their mothers during childbirth. In order to do that, they undergo a brutal bloodletting rituals that involve shoving canes down their throats, sharp reeds up their nostrils and plunging sharp arrows repeatedly into their tongues.

Crocodile Scars

If you think that the initiation rites above are bad, this one is downright horrifying: the crocodile scarification of the Sepik River tribe of Papua New Guinea (what is up with Papua New Guinea?!)

I'll leave the National Geographic video clip above to fill you in on the details (warning: it's TERRIFYING!), but suffice it to say it involves getting hundreds of razor cuts on their bodies to get that fashionable "crocodile skin" look.


Obviously, the article above only covered coming of age rituals for men. This doesn't mean that women don't have it rough - many coming of age rituals for girls are very physically demanding, like Na'ii'ees or the Apache Sunrise Ceremony, or the downright horrible ones like the Sunna circumcision or female genital mutilation practiced in many parts of Africa.

I'd be the first to admit that the article is woefully incomplete (Cracked also has an article on this - I've taken steps not to repeat many of theirs) - if you know of any other strange coming of age rituals, please add them to the comment.
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Geplaatst: wo 21 jan 2015, 19:08
door baphomet


Geplaatst: wo 21 jan 2015, 22:15
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Geplaatst: wo 21 jan 2015, 22:30
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Geplaatst: wo 21 jan 2015, 23:17
door baphomet
21 JANUARI 2015-20:53



Later dit jaar in de winkel.TwitsElders


Microsoft komt met een antwoord op de Google Glass: vandaag presenteerde het bedrijf de HoloLens. Met deze virtualrealitybril kunnen gebruikers hologrammen zien in de 'echte wereld'.

De HoloLens is doorzichtig en werkt draadloos zonder smartphone of computer, meldt De hologrammen zijn met handbewegingen te sturen. Ook onthulde Microsoft virtualreality-platform Windows Holographic. Verder werd een softwarepakket gepresenteerd waarmee gebruikers zelf hologrammen kunnen maken.

Waarschijnlijk wordt de HoloLens ongeveer tegelijkertijd met Windows 10 uitgebracht. Dat zal later dit jaar gebeuren. Terry Myerson, vicepresident van Microsoft, maakte ook bekend dat gebruikers die hun computer momenteel laten draaien op Windows 7 of recentere versies gratis kunnen updaten naar Windows 10. Dat schrijft het ANP.
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Geplaatst: do 22 jan 2015, 00:00
door baphomet


Geplaatst: do 22 jan 2015, 00:06
door baphomet
Veilingsite eBay schrapt 2.400 banen

De Amerikaanse veilingsite eBay gaat 2.400 banen schrappen als onderdeel van een grote reorganisatie. Het personeelsbestand zal hiermee met circa 7 procent inkrimpen.
Dat heeft eBay woensdag bekendgemaakt.

De reorganisatie treft alle onderdelen van het bedrijf, dat werkt aan de afsplitsing van betaaldienst PayPal. Daarnaast worden nu ook de mogelijkheden bekeken voor het onderdeel dat winkelbedrijven helpt op het gebied van internethandel (eBay Enterprise).

Vorig kwartaal steeg de omzet van eBay met 9 procent naar 4,9 miljard dollar (4,2 miljard dollar). De nettowinst nam met 10 procent toe, tot 936 miljoen dollar.

Het bedrijf voorspelde een omzet van 4,35 tot 4,45 miljard dollar in het lopende kwartaal. Dat was minder dan analisten hadden verwacht.


Het bedrijf liet verder weten een overeenkomst te hebben gesloten met de activistische aandeelhouder Carl Icahn. Die miljardair was vorig jaar een van de drijvende krachten achter de afsplitsing van PayPal, die dit jaar moet worden gerealiseerd.

Icahn krijgt een eigen vertegenwoordiger in het bestuur van eBay, waarvan bij de splitsing wordt bepaald bij welk bedrijf hij vervolgens bestuurder wordt, eBay of PayPal.
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Geplaatst: do 22 jan 2015, 00:19
door baphomet