Thou shalt not kill (GOD)

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Paris on Bahá’u’lláhs birthday 2015.

Hundreds of innocent people are slaughtered by terrorists with automatic weapons, bombs and suicide belts in cafes, restaurants and a concert. Young lives are taken and may never be lived. Culprits who carry such an tremendous hate, that they don’t even care who they kill if it only are as many victims as possible. Their hate is that enormous that they have killed their own souls, but they are not aware of it.

France and Europe sees’ the well coordinated and well planned terrorist attack as an act of war. Then starts the hunt on those who caused this bloodbath and threaten Europe with more terror in the future. Muslims communities in the big cities in will be ransacked, in a Europe which is flooded by Muslim refugees who themselves, most of them, have run from the same terror in Syria and Iraq which now struck Paris (again). And at the borders in European countries the controllers and investigators will never be sure about who are real  refugees and who are wolves in sheep clothing. The paranoia in Europe will spread. Who are kind Muslims and who are evil jihadists? And how can we stop youths born and raised in Europe from going to terrorist schools in Middle East? Young people who see no future – that’s why desperate young Germans joined the Nazis in the 1920s and that’s why European Muslim youths join ISIS now. People are afraid, so afraid in Europe, and scared paranoid people can also become very dangerous.

Bahá’u’lláh (12/13 November 1817 – 29/30 May 1892), born Mírzá Ḥusayn-`Alí Núrí in north Iran, taught that humanity is a oneness and that the age is coming for its unification in a global society. He taught that there is only one God, that all the world’s religions are from God (of divine origin, however hollowed and often distorted by man, and that it is time for humanity to recognize its unity and that the age has come for its unification in one global society, peaceful and spiritual oriented. He was imprisonment by Muslims for decades, tortured and exiled. Today Bahá’í is a fast growing religion with around 8 million organized members and the double when it comes to sympathizers.

Religious fanaticism and hatred are a world-devouring fire. (Bahá’u’lláh)

If religion becomes the cause of enmity and bloodshed, then irreligion is to be preferred. For religion is the remedy for every ailment, and if a remedy should become the cause of ailment and difficulty, it is better to abandon it. (Bahá’u’lláhs son, Abbas Effendi, also called ‘Abdu’l-Bahá).

Bahá’ís believe in science, education, gender equality, equalization of wealth, the individual with right predisposition and education on right job… but also in TRUE religion. Then, what is true religion? They believe in Moses, Buddha, Jesus, Mohamed as true prophet and at least the blueprints of the Bible, the Koran, etc, if there only existed any original, untouched remains of humanity’s sacred texts directly from God…

Bahá’u’lláh said that we have to wait for a while for universal peace and an united earth. First men have to fight enormous wars with more dead than ever before (the World wars). Then men will close their hearts before God and fight each other as atheists or in the name of untrue, dangerous religions. After these spiritual crimes, humankind maybe understand that oneness and unity is the only way and start to negotiate about real peace in the name of true religion. So, God is waiting for man to finally leave his primitive nature and become mature, noble and true religious. The task for the Bahá’ís is to hurry up this process towards oneness, international understanding and cooperation and peace as much as possible. They call it The Cause of God.

But right now, in this mess, they are quite.
When can we get an official statement from the Bahá’í faith? – the religion which says that they have God’s plan for a world in peace? The pope and most leaders of the world religions have officially sent their prayers and sympathies to Paris and to the relatives to the victims 13-14 November 2015, but I have still not found any commentaries from Bahá’í leaders referred on Internet (09:00 Nov 15, 2015).

 Thou shalt not kill (GOD)

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The final escape of Balloon Man

So… I took a drive in my rosty car in my old neighborhood
Where I grew up is now a refugee camp for 900 people
I asked them if they had suffered much in the war zone
A well dressed Arab said “War is bigger than you and I can see”.
Then I saw three Syrian teenagers holding a little Eritrean boy
pushing a screwdriver against the brown boy’s neck.
I left my car and asked them to stop harassing the boy
They answered “He’s just a monkey and this is not your business”
I said “You talk like a racist, now leave the boy alone!”
I was going to call the police when they stabbed me in my arm
Then they stole my cellphone before i could call the hospital
So bleeding in my car I took a decision to sell all I own
And buy a ticket to the other side of the planet
But my money can only take me to the next town
So all you rich people in Saudi Arabia, Abu Dabi and Kuwait:

DONATE

Send me the money so I can leave the country where I’m born and go to a peaceful place.

I’m a pain sufferer escaping from Happy Nation to Bali
An opposite refugee thrown away to go away an kiss Kali
Pain demons, they squeezed and ate my sensory nerves
until they managed to get into my head with poisoned herbs
and steer my course and rule my once so nice way of thinking
And they’re no righteous rulers because my once so high moral is sinking
And our politicians, investors, scholars and decision makers
They can be found sitting, sitting, sitting on Satan’s side
Want me to pay my future in taxes for incomes after I died
How can I stay where I’m born when they play their dirty games
in the proud buildings in Haag and Stockholm in dirty Babylon?

Balloon man, snap some gas balloons on the airplane’s wings
so that I once again may see what higher air brings

Lets dig goldNo, always hungry they were never satisfied and contented
until they had acquired control over my life, mind and body
I worked so hard and paid my taxes, to keep up the charade
All the time I was on my way to disability and humiliation,
early retired, what a shame in my happy soon Muslim drilled!
Thereafter thrown in a grave, hated, backbited,

Psalm 88, that’s my fate, they pushed me in an early grave
after taking my job, family, friends, the put me in a cave
They sitting, they sitting, they sitting on Satan’s side
But on judgment day they can run very fast but they cannot hide
neither in Stockholm or Brussels in this so dirty Babylon

Balloon man, make a child happy as if he again was seven
and sell him something that strives towards heaven!

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5 things not so wealthy Europans must do for refugees, but what about the rich in this World?

5 things EU for refugees

Five things Europe should do for refugees is a suggestion, probably from Human Rights Watch on the page Europe’s Migration Crisis.

Point 5 says that the refugees can’t seek asylum in dangerous countries. But these dangerous countries – such as Saudia Arabia – should at least pay money as a help. All rich Arab oil countries could send some hundred billion euro to the countries in Europe who give the refugees asylum and help. Is not charity or zakat one of Islams five pillars?

It’s a step in right direction that someone actually suggests something instead of accepting only a few countries as the refugees final destination. But it also raise questions. The first one is WHO shall allow, fix, step, agree and develop. UN? Shouldn’t UN try to make rules for the whole world? Is this Europe’s Migration Crisis or is it a World Crisis? Yes, they come to Europe, but because Europe is closer than Japan or Argentina.

WHO in Europe, if this Middle East Crisis must be seen as an European Crisis? All European countries or only the EU countries? If EU, who in EU? EU Council of Ministers? The EU Parliament?

The so called decision makers have obviously failed.

Or should the EU countries hold referendums on some of the decisions about the financing, organization, information and legislative changes that obviously must be made if all the five points shall be implemented? Direct popular votes in all EU countries maybe should give a new light to the questions that our politicians can’t solve.

Point 3 must be possible to solve without much discussions at all. The poor people on the boats are like the poor people in the enormous refugee camps inside Syria and on the borders to Lebanon and Jordanian, and in Africa. This people doesn’t belong to any middle class and can’t pay for any air tickets. Just like the “lower classes” among the peoples in Europe they have no power to talk and no money to spend.

Why is it always the people “upstairs” in society which decide everything and always pay or bribe themselves out of trouble – crisis they often have started or created themselves? Why is it always the people “downstairs” in Babylon who must pay? The ones who sold the weapons to the fighting tribes will never pay a cent.

Blessed are those who share their breads and houses. Cursed are those who take the credit when all they done is to rob and trample down the small in their countries. And the highest tribes use and abuse the poor in their land, then they refuse them when the killing has started.

Commentaries please? Share some wisdom as long as you are allowed!

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How long will Sweden be Sweden? Jai Guru Deva OM

I spent 2 years in Indonesia and East Asia. I didn’t follow the world news especially much. I was occupied by life, sickness and life problems on the other side of the planet. I should have followed the news. When I come back, my country Sweden seems to be gone. The place were I grew up is gone. It’s now a refugee camp. Greedy landlords are raising the rents to force Swedes to move out from their apartments. Migration Board pays much more to the landlords for making the houses to refugee shelters. It’s almost impossible for a Swede to rent an apartment if you’re not rich enough to buy one.

Sweden is a country with mostly forests, and a population just over 9 million people. Only 3 towns – Stockholm, Goteborg and Malmoe has a population higher than the number of the refugees who have arrived to Sweden during my two years in Indonesia. The number of refugees can fill towns like Uppsala. Linkoping, Vasteras, Orebro, Norrkoping, Lund and Umea. Not one of them. The apartments in all of them together.

Now the problem is to find somewhere to shelter them. But which problems are we facing in the future, 20-30 years from now? Will there be Muslim ghettos spread over south and central Sweden? And the teenagers there, not speaking proper Swedish, will of course understand that they have no future, most of them will never get a job. Then they will rebel. There will be no more Swedes. Maybe some country can shelter my grandchildren if that dark future becomes a reality.

Why are not all countries which can help at least 5000 refugees taking a part of the responsibility?

I’m not only talking about the EU countries. There are countries named Japan, Argentina, Chile, China, Russia, Paraguay, Singapore, etc, which could give a helping hand. And richer Arab states like Qatar, Kuwait, Brunei, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain…

I just feel that our politicians are giving our country away. What where they thinking? And the world is just standing there watching the invasion.

Jai Guru Deva OM
Nothing’s gonna change my world
Nothing’s gonna change my world
Nothing’s gonna change my world
Nothing’s gonna change my world

But Iraq and Syria gonna change my world

We are a friendly people, “fools on the hill”, not been in war since 1806-07, when we lost Finland to Russia. Most policemen have never been in a dangerous situation. Swedes are not used to people yelling, or to people speaking aggressively. We can do nothing if this big minority become disappointed with us.

I took 400 years for Europeans to steal America from the native people already living there. How long time will it take for people from Southwest Asia and North Africa to take over Europe?

No more balloons in Sweden.

A quote:

SWEDEN IS FACING COLLAPSE THANKS TO THE RECENT HUGE INFLUX OF MIGRANTS TO THE COUNTRY, THE SWEDISH FOREIGN MINISTER HAS SAID.

As 190,000 migrants this year alone pour into the country, law and order is beginning to break down as the country plays witness to numerous arson attacks, stabbings and gang rapes.
The Swedish foreign minister Margot Wallstrom has warned that Sweden, a country of just 9.8 million people, cannot continue to take migrants at the present rate without services breaking down. In an interview, Mrs Wallstrom said: “I think most people feel that we cannot maintain a system where perhaps 190,000 people will arrive every year – in the long run, our system will collapse.
“And that welcome is not going to receive popular support.”
She has called on other European Union member states to take on more migrants in a bid to relieve pressure within her own country, but said: “I have to admit that there have been moments recently of very great disappointment. I have heard statements from member states that have been completely astonishing and very discouraging.”
Once thought of as one of Europe’s most peaceful nations, Sweden is rapidly becoming a fragmented nation, at war with itself. Almost 26.8 per cent of the population is now foreign born or has at least one foreign born parent. With no way to assimilate such large numbers, the outcome has been the creation of ghettos in which crime and extremism are allowed to flourish.
Malmo, which just two years ago played host to that most unifying of events, the Eurovision Song Contest, now has “no-go zones.” Last month, retired Chief Superintendent Torsten Elofsson told Breitbart London: “We have a number of no-go-zones in Sweden and they are expanding… police can go to these places, but you have to take precautions.
“Years ago you could go with two officers, no problem. Now you have to send four officers and two cars – if the fire brigade want to go, they have to take a police escort. They throw stones and try to stop the fireman from putting out fires.”
He added: “Of the number of people arrested and dragged into police stations, the majority are of foreign origin to be honest. There is an over-representation of violent crimes committed by people from other countries”.
The city has also seen grenade attacks similar in style to those seen in the middle east, gang rapes, and fatal shootings.
Two similar knife attacks, each of which claimed two victims, open a window into the cancer of liberalism eating away at the heart of Sweden: while a random stabbing of a Swedish mother and her son in Ikea by an Eritrean migrant who was angry at having his asylum claim refused was swept under the carpet by the establishment; yet the deaths of an immigrant teaching assistant and student by a native Swede frustrated by immigration were lamented by the media, politicians, and even the King, and labelled racist terrorism.
The downward spiral has been tracked over the past few years by The Sweden Report, run by an anonymous Swedish-American blogger.
“Today, it’s as if the inmates are running the asylum,” he posted recently. “The politicians are participating in a chicken race of “goodness” where everybody tries to one-up each other in caring for the citizens of OTHER countries while Swedish retirees, school children, handicapped and other vulnerable categories of people are thoroughly ignored. Violence is exploding. Jihadist Trojan horses are flowing through the porous border along with the tens of thousands ID-less refugees.
“There simply is no possible way to absorb and assimilate such volumes of people, period. You are merely creating ethnic enclaves, which due to incompatible language, culture and job skills become ghettos, which in turns brews crime, misery and extremism. Once the inflow has exceeded the capacity for absorbtion, further immigration only makes the problem worse.
“When I was a child, Sweden was a dull yet very safe place to live. Yes, there was a heavy blanket of socialism and collectivist values covering everything, but there was a core of pragmatism beneath the redness.”

“[Now] I am leaving Sweden for good, and will no longer be following its descent from what was once the third most prosperous country in the world. Frankly, it’s just too damn depressing.”

Yes, and where are you going? Belgium will be a Muslim republic in 10 years. USA has 10 million Muslims…

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Mayans and Balinese were twin civilizations?

I have noticed it some times in movies that some people in western Latin America look very similar to people in Bali, Java, and other parts of Indonesia. And I have asked myself: Have Indonesians sailed over the big Pacific Ocean and reached what’s today is Peru and the coast of north Chile? And established colonies there? Or the opposite: have native indians from the west coast of Latin America built boats thousands of years ago and reach the Indonesian islands?

My Indonesian wife is not that interested. But I burn for these mysteries in human history. And as an European, why shouldn’t I swallow my pride and admit the the Vikings and Columbus were maybe not the first ones to “discover” America. I did a search on Internet, and the only thing European and American scientist maybe can admit is that a Chinese admiral sailed to America 1421, more than 70 years before Columbus.

Look at these two photos. Which girls are “Indians” from Chile and which girls are from the republic of Indonesia? No one look Chinese. No one look like indians from USA.

Natives from IndonesiaNatives from Chile

I’m not the only one who has discovered similarities between Indonesians and Native Americans in Peru, Bolivia, Colombia and Chile. The journalist Richard Cassaro has seen this and also delivered a big conspiracy theory.

He writes:

One of the greatest archaeological riddles of our time is the quite unknown story of the parallel ruins left by two seemingly unrelated ancient civilizations: the ancient MAYA INDIANS on one side of the Pacific Ocean and the ancient BALINESE on the other. The mysterious and unexplained similarities in their architecture, iconography, and religion are so striking and profound that the Mayans and Balinese seem to have been twin civilizations—as if children of the same parent. Yet, incredibly, this mystery is not only being ignored by American scholars, it’s being suppressed.

Balinese-Mayan similarities

Is The Mother Temple of Besakih, or Pura Besakih, in Bali almost identical with the Mayan High Priest’s Temple or Ossuary and so on. And are powerful families today trying to hide historical and spiritual truths of our ancient past Well, you can check his web site and make your own judgment.

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Important message to you

Is it any way to earn some cents from a WordPress blog by allowing advertisement, compared with Blogger? If you can, give me some information on sanmare@humanoid.net or as a commentary to this blog. Since I am a too much anti-commercial person I don’t have enough knowledge about Adsense-accounts and similar things. Is Adsense available for WordPress – I don’t even know that.

I would like to explain why I need some extra millions of Indonesian rupiah (or some 500 Dollar is okay that too). I have to stay longer than expected in this great Indonesian republic by family reasons and bounded by promises I have made. Since I have a hereditary disease  I have no problems with costs for health care and medicines in my home country in north Europe. But now I am far away from EU and not protected by governmental health insurances. I can’t afford buying medicines in Bali and Singapore month after month.

I don’t want to be rich. Mamon, the money god, is Satan for me, and I’m not sitting on Satan’s side, never. I have actually also too much pain to be able to do any fun with money even with enough medicines. But without pain medication I’m bedridden with severe pain in upper back and down in the backbone, and also in my intestines (which are going to be what’s killing me one day, but not today!). The only fun by being rich would be to make the poor and needy happy. Back in my home country I used to give away money monthly to welfare projects, personally and through trusted International organizations.

I don’t ask anyone about money. I ask someone who knows to explain for me without too much technical words how to earn enough money for me by allowing commercials/advertisement on my blogs.

I’m too stupid and have too much pain to find and understand information about how you do it.

Some girls become millionaires only by showing photos at their blogs of themselves when they bought new underpants. I have something useful to say if I only can lower pain enough to be able to blog. I had a 5 year plan with this blog, a form of teaching with a lot of surprises and aha-experiences for my readers, ending with a great balloon finale around 2020. I have other plans, like a novel serie about the first “indo-europan” people living around Black Sea. But I’m not writing due to pain. My best sources are natives, tired about seeing people cheating and robbing each other.

So just inform me step by step how to open an Adesense or whatever account for incomes from advertisements on blogs, and I maybe can get and spread some life quality again.

S

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AVOID these SCAM SITES in Modern Babylon!

We live in Modern Babylon where Mammon, the money god, rules. Some examples:

safepcsolutionsusa.com – PC support scam claiming to represent Microsoft. These wicked men in Babylon pretend they can help people with computer problems. Stay away, stay away, stay away! This is no safe PC-solutions in USA. The site is operating from India, and even up in Sweden people have got phone calls home from some mystic guy talking like Peter Sellers in the movie “The Party”.

The scam always starts the same way: the phone rings at someone’s home, and the caller – usually with an Indian accent – asks for the householder, quoting their name and address before saying “I’m calling for Microsoft. We’ve had a report from your internet service provider of serious virus problems from your computer.”
Dire forecasts are made that if the problem is not solved, the computer will become unusable.
The puzzled owner is then directed to their computer, and asked to open a program called “Windows Event Viewer”. Its contents are, to the average user, worrying: they look like a long list of errors, some labelled “critical”. “Yes, that’s it,” says the caller. “Now let me guide you through the steps to fixing it.”
The computer owner is directed to a website and told to download a program that hands over remote control of the computer, and the caller “installs” various “fixes” for the problem. And then it’s time to pay a fee: £185 for a “subscription” to the “preventative service”.
The only catch: there was never anything wrong with the computer, the caller is not working for Microsoft or the internet service provider, and the owner has given a complete stranger access to every piece of data on their machine.

They have a server in California which also hosts: premierevents.biz
odfunds.com
startex.biz
caringheartsrescue.org
elasuk.com
mechantusa.com
fashion-outletshop.com
embux.com
selltraffic.net
vigortas.com
ayelenko.cl
rushmedsrx.com
neavetrio.com
lemando.com
matrix-masters.com
wisemail.co.il
bandenganinformationcentre.com
bario.co.il
pride-capital.com
ceotreinamentosempresariais.com
griano.com
starsinvest.co
cranes-thessaloniki.com
private-trader.com
monolit-estate.com
skyofstars.com
lifesport.biz
garant-invest.net
usafollowers.com
network27.biz
wood-invest.net

I don’t know if these companies are active or what they do, they might be decent and honest, or not…

ketoneslimxt.com – Charge for “free trial” and claim that the free campaign already is over.  Stay away from Ketoneslimxt. The site is United States based (Scottsdale, Kansas), but the real location is hidden. That means that the owner of the website is using a service to hide his company’s identity. The server is in Kansas, and two other companies also use that server: bellesse.net & nouvebelle.com. The name server is in Arizona.

⊥ The London Mint Office – Commemorative Coins, British, Gold & UK Coins. londonmintoffice.org. Site is Norway based ,but may also be from the United Kingdom. Many people complaint that they thought the company offered the royal mint. The didn’t. And it seems like once you taken part in some of their offers they will continue to send you coins you don’t want charge you even if you try to cancel. They own you for ever. So don’t go near them! It ia s high number of suspicous websites on the Norwegian server: waterloomint.org
4monarchs.co.uk
200waterloo.co.uk
freemedal.co.uk
ww1coin.com
worldwar1914.co.uk
fall-river.wickedlocal.com

⊥ commonthreadz.org is a scam ran by Zachary Folk of Austin alongside with other sites like Threadstart.org, beantobook.org, commonthreadz.org, store.commonthreadz.org, zacfolk.com. They say they help kids in Africa. But all money is lining in the pockets of Zachary and his scam friends. These people have no limits… 

BBB (Council of Better Business Bureaus) has checked the sister company ThreadStart from where people shop (printed custom appare) so Commonthreads can help for these money. BBBs rating is based on 13 factors. Factors that lowered the rating for ThreadStart include:

  • 25 complaint(s) filed against business
  • Failure to respond to 11 complaint(s) filed against business
  • 6 complaint(s) filed against business that were not resolved
  • Business has failed to resolve underlying cause(s) of a pattern of complaints

Based on BBB files, ThreadStart has a pattern of disputes alleging delivery issues. Complainants allege they purchased products to be distributed for fund raising purposes. Complainants allege they paid for various products with the company and, once payment was rendered, had limited to no communication from the company. Complainants further allege that the products for fund raising were not delivered and the complainant is unable to reach the business regarding the issues. Complainants generally seek delivery of the promised products or a refund.

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Toplist as it is August 10, 2015

Yes, deep down inside of me I can feel I lost my heart to rocksteady and reggae as it was played 1966-1985. Here is my toplist 10 August 2015. I can’t say if “Fade Away” with Junior Byles (born 17 July 1948 in Kingston, Jamaica), but it seems like I’m playing “Fade Away” quite often.

JUNIOR BYLES: F a d e A w a y

Jo-Ann Greene Allmusic.com writes about the song:

After five years of recording exclusively for Lee Perry, in early 1975, Junior Byles left to work with other producers. A clutch of major hits followed, but all else faded from view with the release of “Fade Away“, which appeared this same year. Producer JoJo Hookim set the song to a sparse, deeply dread sound, the powerful rhythm section accompanied only by a keyboard riff. Most groups needed to layer on harmonies and a multitude of instruments to create a deeply atmospheric song, but here it’s conjured up by Byles’ phenomenal solo vocal performance. . Over the simple backing, the singer unleashed the most powerful performance of his entire career: a stirring sermon on the fate of those who refuse to follow Jah’s teachings.

Other [roots reggae] artists roared to the heavens, raining down blood and fire, but Byles had no need for these apocalyptic threats, delivering his deeply devotional lyrics with all the quiet power of the true believer, promising that those who are not righteous will simply fade away. “Fade Away” was a masterpiece, a huge hit in Jamaica, and equally influential in Britain. Five years later, the New Age Steppers kicked off their career with a stunning cover of this classic.

Junior Byles was a one hit guy, even of some of his other songs were smaller hits in Jamaica, UK and in Caribbean islands like Trinidad and Cuba. By 1975, Byles’ health had begun to decline. Suffering from depression, he was deeply affected by the death of Haile Selassie, unable as a rastafarian to reconcile this with his belief in Selassie’s divinity, and attempted suicide. He was admitted to Bellevue Hospital, after which his health continued to decline. By the end of 1976, he had all but vanished from the music scene, with a comeback attempted in 1978, recording two singles for Joe Gibbs. It was clear that he was still not well, however, and it would be 1982 before he re-emerged, working with New York City label Wackie’s. Progress on a planned new album was slow, and Byles was beset by tragedy when his mother died, and he lost his home in a fire. His wife and children also emigrated to the United States, and aside from a few singles, Byles would release nothing until 1986’s Rasta No Pickpocket album.

The album did not, however, see a long-lived upturn in Byles’ fortunes, and by the following year, he was living on the street, scavenging for food in dumpsters, and begging from passers-by. Byles occasionally resurfaced, recording “Young Girl” for Holness in 1989, and “Little Fleego” three years later, and played a few live shows with Earl “Chinna” Smith in 1997 and 1998. He contributed to the Medicine I compilation album in 2000, and returned to live performance in 2004 in Jamaica, receiving positive reviews. This led to a short tour of the United Kingdom. His legacy of recordings from the 1970s, however, maintain his status as one of roots reggae’s leading talents. “Fade Away” is widely sampled and covered by other artists, but reggae legend Junior Byles is still a poor man living in the outskirts of the Kingston ghetto. If he had been an European or an US-American artist he had never been in the situation to spend his old years in poverty.

To really like a song is to still love it after 10 years, 20 years, 30 years, 40 years… And as a root reggae act it sounds like it could have been written yesterday.

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Love is lovely and war is ugly

ANTHONY JOHN is another completely unknown reggae artist in the roots reggae division, who should receive more attention.

Only 6,000 individuals follow him at Spotify – the small “access to all music-site”, which started in Sweden and offers a desktop software to listen music by streaming with the possibility to create and share playlists and which the giant Google now decided to kill with its new YouTube jukebox weapon. Spotify was launched in October 2008 by Swedish startup Spotify AB.  The service reached 60 million users (15 million paid to avoid commercials) in January 2015. “Kami belum tiba di Indonesia!” says Indonesia’s Spotify-site, but I have used my Swedish Spotify-account without problems since I arrived to Indonesia in December 2014.

Anthony John’s lyrics are in parity with Bob Marley’s, or with Taj Weekes (to relate to a contemporary artist). The music is varied so it does not become boring as reggae sometimes can be if you listen to one single artist. Rocking reggae is mixed with heavy roots, ballads, some traces of dancehall tones and hypnotic meditative reggae.

Anthony John

The album available with Anthony John on Spotify in March 2015 is Step In The Future (4th) and Creation (3d). If you are into meditation or yoga, just play the song “Meditate No War” over and over again.

Meditate no war                                                                                                                                       Love is lovely                                                                                                                                             And war is ugly, yeah

Meditate no war                                                                                                                                       Love is lovely                                                                                                                                             And war is ugly, yeah

Meditate no war                                                                                                                                       Love is lovely                                                                                                                                             And war is ugly, yeah

Meditate no war                                                                                                                                       Love is lovely                                                                                                                                             And war is ugly, yeah

Maybe we can be brainwashed to peace by songs like this. It seems possible                                                                                                                                

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Fraudsters on Double Six selling corrupted DVD

Bali has the system with pirate copied movies and TV series as Thailand and many other countries in East Asia. Don’t be surprised if half of the DVD:s doesn’t work or is something completely different than you thought you bought.

A season with Mad Men ended with a Chinese movie. The first disc (4 episodes) of the series Fringe was impossible to play. In DVD. In computer. The second disc got stuck after some minutes of playing.

The shop COMPLETETE DISC! on Jl. Double Six, Kuta, Bali doesn’t even give a receipt. They gave us a visit card with the number (0361) 217 2726. Do you think they pick up the phone after almost 100 tries to call them? O no. No no no. Never. No time, no day.

So what is the problem? Small money when you only have to pay 10,000 rupiah per DVD…?

But think about it. I have stayed first 9 months in Bali and then 5 more months. During this time around 400 DVD has been corrupt. That’s 4 million rupiah. Together with all other faked things the small shops and street vendors sell you it’s enough for one months rent for most backpackers.

O people in Bali! All Westerners are not rich. They visit your island for different reasons. My reason was to marry (which took 9 months in Bali) and then 5 more months take my wife to Europe. During that time I must eat, rent a place, and have something to do. I had seen enough of your “paradise” after 2 months. I preferred to stay indoors and watch movies instead.

It’s very funny when you cannot play the last 20 minutes of a thriller…!

They never pay back. They offer you new discs instead. Who wants new DVD from a shop which already has sold you 7 corrupt movies? I prefer to shop somewhere else. But in this country it’s impossible.

In Europe we used to rent movies and give them back to the movie renter next day. Like a library of movies where you have to pay. Today we stream movies. But Internet is usually too slow in Indonesia and Thailand for streaming. Forget it. You have to buy their pirate copies, with English subtitles which not is the same as the words spoken.

I want to leave Bali! It’t not nice, it hurts.

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