85 - Friday 13th and Eclipse

85 - Friday 13th and Eclipse
Loha Prasat, Bangkok

🇹🇭 This week we have been busy settling back into life in Bangkok. It all seems pretty familiar. We are in a slightly different location but still in central Bangkok and we have ready access to all the facilities you would want - nice!

It is certainly rainy season here in Bangkok - we have had daily deluges and wild thunderstorms but it is mostly fairly pleasant and none of the humidity that HK is infamous for! You do appreciate the power of the weather here - unlike the monotonous boredom of damp and chilly Northern Europe!

We have now sorted out our accommodation through till April next year. We are not settling down yet and will not be here in Bangkok all the time - next month we will be in Hong Kong where I am attending the NostrAsia conference and looking forward to getting out on some great HK Hikes. We have a long list of things to do in HK - if you are there, do say hello - I'd love to meet up in person!

A big advantage of being here in Thailand is that you are well away from all international news. It is easy to disconnect from the nonsense in the world when you live here, rather like Richard says in his recent monologue.

Remember that people do not declare war on eachother, rather corrupt politicians and governments do this in collaboration with corrupt media - recall 9/11 and Covid as but two examples of this criminality - we discussed this back in Newsletter 8 of February 2022. You are watching more unfold around you.

I am writing this on Thursday so it is to be seen what happens on Friday 13th and over the Solar Eclipse weekend; Monday 16th would be another day suitable for cabalistic rituals. You might want to look back at what happened around the last eclipse back in November last year - another Groundhog Day experience?

37 - After the eclipse
🇹🇭 This week we had Loy Kratong Festival. This is celebrated every year here in Thailand on the evening of the Full Moon. Many of the other Southeast Asian countries celebrate it too. The name could be translated as “to float ritual vessel or lamp,” and comes from the tradition of

Click to watch - many common threads

Consider Jordan's perspective on recent and upcoming events, including the upcoming Lunar Eclipse on 28-29 October - here. You might want to think carefully about what he says about war and religion.

Books of the week

This week I dipped back into a couple of books that I have owned for many years. I still find them as insightful and useful today as I did all those years ago when I first got them. Do read them if you get the chance - if you have already read them, let me know your thoughts!

In "How to get what you want, and want what you have" John Gray explores several key concepts that can help you find contentment and satisfaction in life:

  1. Desire and Contentment: Understand your core desires and distinguish between genuine needs and mere wants. True contentment comes from aligning your desires with your values and prioritising what truly matters.
  2. Gratitude: Appreciate what you already have, rather than constantly seeking more, is a key to happiness. Gratitude helps shift the focus from lack to abundance.
  3. Living in the Present: Be present in the moment and do not fixate on the past or future. We discussed this extensively in my review of Eckhard Tolle's "Power of Now".
  4. Balancing Goals and Happiness: Set and pursue goals but be cautions against becoming obsessed with achieving them to the detriment of your well-being. Striving for success should not overshadow your happiness and well-being in the present.
  5. Letting Go of Attachment: Letting go of attachment to material possessions and outcomes can lead to greater happiness. Our current travel schedule facilities this!
  6. Personal Responsibility: Take personal responsibility for your own happiness. You are the one who can change your attitude and approach to life. Recall too that we discussed this extensively back in Newsletter 13 of May 2022.
  7. Communication and Relationships: Effective communication and maintaining fulfilling relationships are essential aspects of finding contentment.
  8. Spirituality: A connection to a higher purpose or a spiritual practice can contribute to overall well-being. Recall the discussions in recent weeks in the "Closing Thoughts" section.

If you want me to do a deeper review of "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus", let me know. Suffice to say this does seem to hark back to simpler times when such statements were both uncontentious and insightful; I still find them such.

Topics include: Gender differences, Martians and Venusians as well as Martian Talk and Venus Talk along with communications styles and plenty of advice for happy and healthy relationships.

Interviews of the week

A couple of interviews this week that explain things very clearly. The facts are undeniable and more people are waking up to this. This is a must-listen talk with Makia Freeman by Hrvoje Moric.

Makia Freeman discusses his book Break Your Chains which has been seven years in the making. There's one force trying to push us into a worldwide, dictatorial, fascist, one-world government. Eugenics is a key aspect of ruling class ideology, of which Climate Change is the primary vehicle. There won't be anywhere to run from the technological control grid, we have to face it as a collective humanity. Makia explains what he thinks really happened in Lahaina- note that he lives in Hawaii. Multipolar countries like China and Russia are very united in their support for the UN and SDGs, they are not a real alternative.

Click to watch

Every government is now fighting against their own population, aiming to control and suppress them before too many wake up to what is happening and push back - just as George Orwell warned in his book "1984". As with with our discussion about David Icke's book, you may find some of this hard to accept but consider that even if 30% is correct you ought to think rather differently about many things. Look around you, think back over the last three years - can you see it yet?

And in similar vein this is a short one from Ivor, interviewing Jacob Nordangard at the Doctors' Appeal conference - concluding with some positive messages too!

Click to watch - short and to-the-point

More in this issue

  • Photo memories - Rainy season in Bangkok
  • Project Updates - Cashu, Nutstash and Payjoin
  • Plenty of useful links - don't say nobody told you!
  • Closing out - World fairs, the Monolith and Dinner with André

🛠️ Project Updates

The following are updates from some projects that I am following, supporting and collaborating with. What are you doing?

BOB Space Residency

I missed this over the summer but I was happy to have been following the projects that they developed: Cashu, Nutstash and Payjoin. Shoutout to Calle, Gandlaf21, Piccolo and BOB Space!

Unlocking Innovation: The BOB Space Residency Program
Mint Link: https://www.bobspaces.net/post/connect-and-interact-with-bo-stash-bob-s-community-cashu-mint Nutstash (Cashu) & Proxnut: Cashu General Information Cashu Documentation Nutstash New PWA Nutstash Old PWA Nutstash Q&A Proxnut Demo Payjoin and PDK: Payjoin General Information Techinical Docume…

Click to understand the projects progressed - thanks to BOB Space

Cashu and Nutstash

Cashu is a free and open-source Chaumian eCash system built for Bitcoin. Cashu offers near-perfect privacy for users of custodial Bitcoin applications. Nobody needs to know who you are, how much funds you have, and who you transact with.

Cashu - ecash for Bitcoin

Click to know more

Nutstash is a lightning wallet for your browser that uses the cashu eCash protocol to let you send and receive sats immediately, anonymously and privately. All of this has been combined into a proof-of-concept test system that you can see and experiment with here:

Connect and Interact with BO₿Stash. BOB’s Community Cashu Mint.
In Homeage of Nutstash and Catoshi Connecting and interacting with BO₿Stash, a Cashu Mint, involves several steps to ensure a successful experience. This guide will take you through the process of setting up and connecting with BO₿Stash. Step 1: Set Up Your Lightning Node 1.1 Run Your Own Lightnin…

Click to know more


Payjoin joins sender and receiver inputs in the one transaction. Batching like this reduces fees and packs more payment activity, scaling bitcoin. Joining inputs from many owners breaks that assumption Satoshi warned us about. Your wallet can payjoin when you spend without having you make any decisions. And if your wallet doesn't support it, it has a seamless fallback inside of the BIP 21 unified payment standard.

Payjoin: Better Bitcoin Transactions
A simple protocol that can scale Bitcoin, save fees, and preserve privacy all at once

Click to know more

Visiting from Chinada...

Peter does an interesting interview with Will Casarin who developed Damus and "invented" Zaps (lightning tips!) . Nostr is important technology and I'll be focusing more on this - certainly after the upcoming NostrAsia conference in HK and Tokyo. Links to specific talking points below.

Click to watch - eye opening interview 

Canada (Chinada) in economic decline - 00:11:27 Bank fails 00:23:09 - Journey to Nostr - 00:31:17 Power of Zaps & Nostr - 00:40:54 Beating centralisation - 00:54:14 AI innovation - 01:04:59 Fighting AI; govt vs encryption

The following are links from my NetNewswire feeds - learn, enjoy and share.

Wake calls aplenty

Neil is travelling this week, so his regular walk-and-talk is a bit different. How interesting - a real treasure-trove of information! Among other things: Iraq to stop all US Dollar transactions on 31 December and the UK Police raid of Laurence Fox should really make you think. Neil makes some rather practical suggestions - pay attention, especially to his observations on Home Schooling vs Public schools.

Click to watch

Governments become predators

Aside from stealing your life savings and launching depressions, one of the nastier features of paper money is what it does to governments. In short, paper money transforms governments from parasite to predator. Because once a government can print what it likes, it no longer needs taxes.

How Paper Money Turns Government into Predator
Aside from stealing your life savings and launching depressions, one of the nastier features of paper money is what it does to governments. In short, paper money transforms governments from parasite to predator. Because once a government can print what it likes, it no longer needs taxes.

Click to know more

If you prefer, Peter will explain it to you in his inimitable style:

Click and Peter will explain it to you

We do need to say NO more often and Richard has some tips. Staying silent is giving tacit approval. If enough people just say no to the nonsense, positive change will peacefully follow.

Click to hear some good sense - turn it back on them

For example, in Scotland..

This is somewhat reminiscent of the Peace People in Belfast - also women: The campaign was named Women Won't Wheesht, meaning "Women won't be silent". Silence was demanded, coercion was being used, and this gentle refusal to agree to be silent was a rallying call to women across Scotland. This phrase and hashtag appeared on websites, forums, lampposts and elsewhere. It was chanted outside Parliament; it was a unifying and energising message.

Susan Smith—Women Won’t Wheesht
Nicola Sturgeon—my part in her downfall, by one of the women who won’t wheesht.

Click for the interview and information resources

Indeed people have more in common with eachother than that which evildoers use to separate them. Do not allow it - quietly and peacefully refuse to comply with nonsense regulations and policies.

Don't allow yourself to be distracted and misled

This is a great clarifier and timely reminder from Upper Echelon. Yet another case of the Mainstream Media making the news as their funders wish it to be. Effective Altruism being just one example. Some would also say that this trial was delayed until October precisely so that other news events would take priority over truths that will emerge.

Click to understand and open your eyes

For just a taste of the distractions, listen to Tiffany's summary from in courtroom, Ellio's explainer here - and consider what George G says here.

Food for thought

On a lighter and more thoughtful note: another great monologue from Richard - WDYT?

Click to listen - what do you think?

🤔 Closing Thoughts

You likely have heard of the World Fairs that happened around the end of the 1800's. But have you ever looked more closely? Howdie is an interesting character - recall his analysis of Plato's Allegory the Cave. He studied 19th century history and was triggered when he realised that his study of this period completely omitted any analysis or discussion on the world fairs, how the official story of temporary construction makes no sense and many other strange and inexplicable things.

Click to be surprised and amazed

For sure the official story of these fairs is not correct and something is being hidden and obscured. This next web page catalogs photographs from all of the known World Fairs. Check them out and use your brain to think a bit. The deeper you look into this, the more you will find that does not make sense. Consider too the discussion on Mandela Effect.

Click for all the world fairs - photos of each fair - check them out
TIMELINE | Expomuseum
Before the creation of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), no official, international standard was successfully implemented to categorize World Expos. The Convention Relating to International Exhibitions (1928) established an internationally agreed official categorization system that ent…

And another useful list of resources

So what is the Monolith?

Last week I challenged you to share with me your thoughts on the significance of the monolith. Surprising (or not?) most people's beliefs are plucked from what other people say; they do not formulate their own opinion, based on evidence that they have searched or studied. Click below for Rob's explainer.

Click for Rob's insights

From my perspective, I go further. I do agree with Rob that the black shape likely did symbolise the Movie Screen and then also a TV screen. However stop and think - look at the image above! Does not this look more like a mobile phone? It has the right dimensions and correct orientation and the behaviour of the apes around it does resemble many today around their phones. Consider that each time the monolith appears there is a step transition in the knowledge and capabilities of mankind (the masses) and the mobile phone might be but the latest incarnation, with the TV screen and Movie Screen being previous ones. So, you might wonder - what is next?

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