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Thursday, 21 September 2017

Take A Trip To NonStop For Chilling And Fun, Plus You Can Shop For Bento Body Shapes At The NonStop Store

Cher Demonge has a beautiful new sim called NonStop and it's a great venue for debate, discussion or just casual chatting in voice, a place where you can chill and have fun!  Cher has exquisite designing skills and the sim has lots of atmosphere because of the soft hues and the stunning countryside theme.  Cher has a store at the location too where you can buy shapes for Bento bodies and heads and also mesh clothes and caps.  Go over and explore this wonderful sim.  (Video below by Cher)

Janey Bracken


Wednesday, 20 September 2017

The White Cliffs Of Dover Sim With Dover's Rich History - Plus War, What Is It Really About?

I visited a very interesting sim yesterday called the White Cliffs of Dover. It's very well done, you can visit the replica of the English town of Dover and also the famous White Cliffs overlooking the Channel between Britain and France.  The main building in the centre of the virtual Dover town holds all the information and links to the videos telling the history of Dover and Dover Castle, plus it also covers the WWII battle of Dunkirk where Allied soldiers from Britain, Belgium and France were surrounded and trapped by the German Army and the brave effort by the military forces to rescue them.  Most touching though, was the fact that many of the local people joined in to aid the rescue; A flotilla of small fishing boats and pleasure cruise boats took to the seas to help to save those courageous trapped soldiers. The White Cliffs of Dover sim is certainly worth a visit. (LEA14 White Cliffs of Dover sim)


And Talking About War

I'd gone to the Roadside Philosopher's meeting on Saturday and the topic this week was about education.  However, as sometimes happens, someone in the chat circle started talking about something barely related to the theme and a large amount of the discussion went to the new item.  The subject was war and the newcomer who started it off likened the human race to killer apes stating "Human beings are killer apes, killer apes that learned how to build and to farm and how to wage wars and be more efficient killer apes - thus any education must reflect that." He seemed to suggest that hunting and killing were normal traits to all humans, as is the need to conquer everything in sight.

My take on war is quite different and whilst I agree that there are many humans who enjoy violence and the actual theatre of war, many more don't and so many military people come home mentally scarred by what they have done or seen on the battlefield.  This is why soldiers have to be primed into the mode of fighting and killing with their training, as the instinct to run and hide is natural in the majority of cases, rather than to have to kill a complete stranger who is simply serving his own government in the same way, but is now the 'enemy' soldier.

We lost so many people in two brutal world wars who were told they were fighting to defend their country and they believed that they were doing their bit for their nation states. Of course, most of those people would never have even thought about taking part in a war if they had known that today we are being told that we have no individual countries, and that we should all be globalists with no culture and no roots of our own. Why exactly did those people sacrifice their lives in the first place if they had no country and no culture to protect?  War is for the extremely rich and powerful, the doers and shakers of the planet, the people who see war as a profit making machine and a way to depopulate the planet as well as giving them a chance to rebuild things precisely the way they want them. They don't give a fig about the people.  As one famous world leader said charmingly "Soldiers are just useful idiots". Yes one of the privileged few who would simply be sitting in his luxurious bunker, well out of the way of any danger, whilst planning on how many people he can send out to be killed in some useless battle. These people haven't got a jot of respect for those brave men and women who fought so gallantly, those who thought they were saving their countries from invasion and destruction.  It's also a blame game, one nation or another being called evil and being blamed for centuries for what their ancestors were supposed to have done. Ordinary men and women carrying the burden of age old guilt for actions that they had no power to stop, when in fact the few who are orchestrating the agendas hide behind the different nationalities whilst engineering the media to present biased news for the chaos they want to happen and to constantly divide people to start more wars.

In actual fact, over the entire planet the populations have so much in common, so much friendship to offer and they generally share a hatred of violence and uncertainty in their lives, which is now becoming the norm. As we hurtle towards an economical collapse, which is pretty much on the cards and the prospect of WWIII looks more and more certain, isn't it time people woke up and asked why such events are happening? To silently accept violence and corruption is to condone it, the Karma is yours. These leaders do actually tell you what is going to happen, so they put the guilt on those who ignore it.  We have the ability to communicate world-wide as never before, to talk to other citizens in other countries and we all want one thing and together we can achieve it  - A Peaceful Planet.
I would recommend that people listen to William Guy Carr's Speech in its entirety.

Janey Bracken

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Beautiful Olive Tree From Hayabusa Design

Hayabusa Design kindly sent me another beautiful tree this week. It's a large olive tree and it's really elegant and lifelike. The textures are soft and pretty and the branches sway gently in the breeze.  The tree has a hud with lots of options for the seasons including foliage, bark, movement, particles of falling leaves and blossoms and you can show the olives or leave them off, plus you can alter the sound.  For such a detailed tree the land impact count of only 7 prims is amazing. Many thanks to Hayabusa Design for sending me this lovely gift.

Janey Bracken

September 2017, Back To School At The HangOut!

There was a brilliant party at the HangOut tonight, it was a back to school theme and owner/dj Janis played all of our favourite school related tunes. the crowd looked great in their school gear, some even had satchels with them. Hibiscus, who was dressed as a teacher, even had an apple in her hand that one of her students had obviously given to her, they must have thought it would curry favours to get some high marks for their homework. The HangOut schoolroom, cleverly created by Janis, looked amazing, it was packed and around 37 people had called into the tiny Club for the party.

Away from the virtual world of course, lots of kids went back to school last week, some of them heading there for the first time in their oversized grow-into school uniforms.  I must admit I hated school right from the beginning, I was a gazing out of the window sort of child who just didn't want to be there in the confines of the classroom.  In my Secondary School, (yes, I'm proud to say that I failed my 11+ exam, too much gazing out of the window I guess lol), the Pink Floyd tune 'Just another Brick in the Wall' about summed it up for me and for some reason; I found it all so boring. My best friend in school and I were always a bit scruffy and not really part of the top kids set.  The brainy kids always had their clothes looking as if they had just been pressed, no threadbare cardigans, scraped shoes or crumpled pleated skirts for them in the 'all girls' Secondary Modern School.  Of course, they excelled in all the subjects too, Maths, History, English, Music and Sport etc. and the teachers loved them. But what we lacked in academia, my friend and I made up for in wit and humour, we sat at the back of the class joking around and making the other kids laugh.  I was lucky though, I was good at Art right from the beginning of my school days, so I caught up with the other subjects later on, finally enjoying English language, Literature and History the most.  We were allowed to be creative in those days too, something that seems lacking in the Common Core style of teaching now, but against all odds the kids seem to be shining through anyway, there are many bright 'star-seed' children out there whose schooling just doesn't hold them back.  I hope they have a great future after this chaotic period on planet Earth!

Janey Bracken
PS There will be another great party at Zorro's Tavern on Thursday (2-4pm SLT) when owner Rob Fenwitch will be dj'ing.  Be sure to book your cab for a smashing evening!)

Monday, 11 September 2017

16th Anniversary of 911 - We Will Never Forget

On this 16th Anniversary of 911 my thoughts are with the families and friends  who lost their loved ones on that dreadful day back in 2001. We will never forget and we will never stop asking why this planned crime against humanity happened.

Janey Bracken
Picture taken at the Stagg Island Memorial