Friday, March 22, 2019

Occupation-oriented: University of Hawai'i

People study to get better jobs, but the University of Hawai'i is occupation-oriented in the wrong way! ...

Brutal land management & UH disdain for Native Hawaiian inheritance:   (links)

UH leadership against Native Hawaiian funding agreements

Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT debacle)

More discussion of UH mismanagement


Friday, March 08, 2019

Dog-Eat-Dog, We Dawgz


Our very richest suck too much wealth.

"Norman Rockwell" working families don't earn living wages.

Community got eroded around us.

Wednesday, March 06, 2019

Major town & city names in Sweden

notes from The Local article:
https://www.thelocal.se/20190306/the-history-behind-swedens-town-and-city-names

Stockholm  Stokker = log, Holm = islet

Göteborg / Gothenburg  Gothic Göta älv or Göta River, borg, = castle, stronghold

Malmö  Malmöghae  Malm = ore, older meaning sand, högar = piles/mounds

Karlstad / Tingvalla   Charles  King Karl XI  stad = city

Umeå   Norse 'roaring' rapids, å = stream French eau, water  Ume River (Ume älv)  Ume stream

Visby Old Norse vi, 'place of sacrifices' or 'holy place' by today 'village' but earlier, larger towns

Uppsala / Östra Aros, Eastern Estuary where river Fyrisån meets Mälaren
Upp Sala differentiated from town of Sala, a ceremonial building

Västerås / Västra Aros (Western Estuary) melded to one word

Kiruna /  Luossavaara, from Luossavárri mountain. Deliberately shortened from another area mountain Gironvárri, Sami 'mountain ridge', Kiirunavaara in Finnish;

Jokkmokk / Jåhkåmåhkke / Dálvvadis 'winter settlement' seems 'bend in the stream', but original muorkke, strip of land between two rivers

Linköping  Lionga ting assembly, Liunga Kauping was a Swedish Church site in the 1100s
köpa (to buy), prev. 95 "köping" = market or trading towns, many became städer but kept names

Nyköping  New market

Norrköping  North market


Snopptorp  Erik af Snoppenström's torp = Croft (seems penis croft)

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Lambert Proposal: EU Holidays

French President Macron calls for a "European Renaissance" and this week suggests assorted progressive policies, mostly political.

Please consider as well that Europeans still know little about each other.

I suggest European holidays; specifically, four EU-wide days-off each year rotating among the national days of member states. Requiring seven years for one cycle, we'll perhaps drink French beer on 14 July one year, another year have Swedish fish 6 June. We may learn why 12 October is important in Spain, what happened 18 November in Latvia, and why Portuguese celebrate 10 June.

It's a modest proposal, and a chance to learn & party, so let's dare say: FUN.

-- Dr. Bruce Henry Lambert, Stockholm
in response to "Pour une Renaissance européenne"
Publié le 4 mars 2019, Emmanuel Macron

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Quick research generated the below data for EU National Days
(open to revision & refinement)


Austria; Österreich 26 Oct
Belgium; België; Belgique; Belgien 21 July
Bulgaria; България (Bǎlgariya) 3 March
Croatia; Hrvatska 25 June
Cyprus; Κύπρος (Kípros); Kıbrıs 1 Oct
Czechia; Česko; Czech Republic 28 Oct;  28 Sept
Denmark; Danmark 5 June
Estonia; Eesti 24 Feb
European Union; Council of Europe 9 May; 5 May (Europe Day)
Finland; Suomi 6 Dec
France 14 July
Germany; Deutschland 3 Oct
Greece; Ελλάδα (Elláda) 25 March; 28 Oct
Hungary; Magyarország 15 March; 20 Aug; 23 Oct
Ireland; Éire 17 March
Italy; Italia 25 April; 2 June
Latvia; Latvija 18 Nov
Lithuania; Lietuva 16 Feb; 6 July
Luxembourg; Luxemburg; Lëtzebuerg  23 June
Malta 31 March; 7 June; 8 Sept; 21 Sept; 13 Dec
Netherlands; Nederland; Nederlân 15 Dec; 27 April; 5 May
Poland; Polska 3 May; 11 Nov
Portugal 10 June
Romania; România 24 Jan; 1 Dec
Slovakia; Slovensko 1 Jan; 29 Aug; 1 Sept
Slovenia; Slovenija 25 June; 25 Oct; 26 Dec
Spain; España; Espanya; Espainia 12 Oct
Sweden; Sverige 6 June
United Kingdom; Teyrnas Unedig; An Rìoghachd Aonaichte 2nd Sat June

Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Love the Police

❤ SHAM Love ❤  - Ugly undercover seduction & continuing betrayal tactic by British police deceives citizens seeking better communities.

"My partner had never existed and was played by an actor, sent in by the State in order to spy on me as a peaceful green activist."

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-47240670

Another Grievous Wrong by Establishment Britain


Monday, March 04, 2019

Civility for Dummies

Calling for "civility" in response to abuse and criminality is wrongheaded. 

Blame Pres. Obama for refusing to prosecute Bush-Cheney-Rumsfeld-Rice-Powell for organizing torture & engineering public deception to wage illegal war in Iraq. Bullies are emboldened when there is no accountability. We're adept at ignoring our own genocidal crimes.
  • Until the 1860s we allowed buying, whipping, owning "colored" people, and subsequently let former "owners" keep all proceeds from their now-illegal trade. 
  •  Native lands & resources are being stolen even today.
In semicivilized America, civility is a dummy (pacifier = what babies suck)