Archive | October 28, 2016

Think – Today: James Comey, The FBI Director, Republican or Democrat?

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220px-comey-fbi-portraitJames Comey, the FBI Director, was very much in the new on October 28, 2016, when 11-days ahead of the General Election he announced that the FBI was reopening the Hillary Clinton e-mail server investigation. Is he a Republican or Democrat? Did that cross your mind?

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Think first, then research, then THINK again. Think for the pleasure of thinking.


Yesterday’s ‘Think’: Humans have known that the Earth year was pretty close to 365-days since around 4,000 B.C. The ancient Egyptians determined this 365-day year after carefully observing and noting where ‘Sirius‘, the Dog Star, rose every morning over a very long period of years. They saw a repetition happening most often after 365 days — sometimes 366 days.  


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Since When Was There ‘Occupied Territory’ In Sri Lanka — As Claimed By “National Geographic”.

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Click to ENLARGE and read here. “Occupied territory” highlighted. How to access original access shown below.


cv-1116_006-275x400This statement about “occupied territory” appears in the very biased and unflattering article about Sri Lanka in the November 2016 issue of “National Geographic” (which focuses on travel to Mars). It is on page 108 of the printed magazine. See below to access it online.

I am confused.

Since when did Sri Lanka have “occupied territory”?

Does France have “occupied territory”?

Does Italy have “occupied territory”?

So why does Sri Lanka have “occupied territory”?

It was one UNIFIED country when it gained Independence on February 4, 1948.

That land mass, as of February 4, 1948, has not changed.

So where is this “occupied territory”?

 


I found a copy, from “National Geographic” themselves, online!

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Think – Today: The 365 Day Year.

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1-year-12-months2How long have we, as humans, known that a ‘year’ is at least 365-days in length?


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Yesterday’s ‘Think’: There is widespread belief, backed by some credible research studies, that appreciation of music and how the emotions it conveys are interpreted is cross-cultural. There are some who disagree. But the concensus is that the appreciation of music is universal.


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