Dr. Berg: The 7 Benefits of a Cold Shower

I’ve been taking cold showers for about a year, and sometimes baths, after discovering Wim Hof. Our tap water temperature in Anchorage, Alaska is ideal:

  • Winter: 41º Fahrenheit (5º Celsius)
  • Summer: 46º Fahrenheit (8º Celsius)

Dr. Berg recommends 20 minutes, but that’s probably for water that’s not as cold. Wim Hof says at least 3 minutes.

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(vid) Landscape Photographer Destroys “Flat Earth!” • It is in fact the moon blocking the sun during eclipse – craters and seas shown • High clouds get dark from the bottom up as the sun dips below the horizon • More…

This is GREAT! Serious landscape photographer destroys “flat earth!”

• It is in fact the moon blocking the sun during eclipse. Craters and seas shown.
• The moon does not emanate its own light.
• 15 High clouds get dark from the bottom up as the sun dips below the horizon
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The Best Times To Drink Apple Cider Vinegar For Healing & Losing Weight – Dr Alan Mandell, DC

Excellent advice!

Pyrex straws can be used to minimize contact with tooth enamel too:

Teenie Greenie Wide Straight Glass Straws Smoothie Milkshake 9 in x 12 mm Clear Color Tip 4 Pack, Shatter Resistant Pyrex-Glass + 2 Cleaning Brushes, No BPA, Non-Toxic, Reusable, Eco-Friendly

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Joe Rogan #1368: Edward Snowden — “The world gets worse every day that we don’t do something about it” • “All you have to do is lay down one brick so others can lay their brick on top of that, or beside – and *together* we build the foundation of something better” • “If you’re trying to eliminate all risks from your life, what you lost is freedom. You’ve lost the ability to act because you’re afraid. And that’s what got us into this mess”

Edward Snowden Quoted
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(music video) David Lanz & Paul Speer: ‘Natural States’ — One of my favorite albums of all time! Every song takes us somewhere special!

I wrote a sincere thanks to Paul Speer on his Facebook page:

One of my favorite albums of all time. Thank you, Paul Speer! You and David Lanz did something very special here. The entire album is awesome!

Also, I have the Natural States VHS video that I absolutely loved, and was hoping for it to come out as a DVD. Paul Speer writes back regarding the quality of the video currently:

All were shot on 16mm film so they pale compared to hi def today. The first videos I uploaded were 11 years ago and youtube had restrictions on file size so the quality isn’t very good on those.

NS and DV were released on DVD but again, because of the source material, the quality isn’t so good. Unfortunately, we don’t know what happened to the original film or first transfer to video otherwise it would be possible to create a much better version in hi def.

Paul says everything was filmed in Washington state except for the second video, filmed on the California coast. I asked Paul how he and David created this masterpiece.

We’ve been interviewed many times about the project. The visuals were shot first by Jan C. Nickman and he did a rough cut of each piece that we started to compose to. Once we had the song structures, Jan would update the visuals so they were tighter with the music. After we finished recording, Jan did the final edits to blend seamlessly with the music. It was a time consuming back and forth process but well worth it, IMO. Of course, as we worked we had no idea if it would be a hit or a dud. We just did the best we could with what was available.

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This first video should cycle through the entire playlist automatically.

Otherwise, the rest of the videos are below this one.

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The Keith Green Story: Your Love Broke Through (1 hour)

Keith Green had a big impact on my life. He was only four years older than me, and actually became a Christian about the same time I did, ’74-75. He died at only age-28. It’s absolutely incredible what he, his wife Melody and their friends were able to in just seven or eight years! Melody says in the film they were in Woodland Hills, a suburb of Los Angeles.

Praise God they were able to attend Ken Gulliksen’s rich, Holy Spirit anointed meetings right away, which was the start of the Vineyard movement. I didn’t find a church I could relate to until 1981, when I moved to Alaska and found Abbott Loop.

I listened to all of Keith’s music, and still have all of their “Last Days Ministries Newsletter” issues.

His legacy was so big, the vision and momentum, that something was seriously lost when he died in 1982. Christianity moved forward for awhile, but then floundered. The Vineyard movement fizzled out in about 1991. [Our church was autocratic, and the founder never did fully repent or reconcile. Anyone who said something was considered anathema. We were like the church of Sardis in Rev. 3:1-6, having a “‘reputation’ for being alive, but….”]

Keith wouldn’t have put up with the world taking over the church like it has. Hardly anyone today seems to have his passion for doing whatever God wants no matter what — “no compromise.”

This story is wonderfully told by Melody, their friends, and the great people who once were Sparrow records, which was later bought out by a secular label. Christian music was wonderful in the ’70s and ’80s! It’s so spiritually dead now. Keith would have never put up with that, and he ended up giving his music away for donations of any amount. He wanted to make sure the world didn’t compromise him through the love of money, and fame too.

I wonder what the world would be like now had Keith not died so early. He showed the impact that one sold-out man for Christ with great friends can do.

Today’s ‘Christian’ radio stations in America like K-LOVE won’t even play even one of his songs. That’s how sad and pathetic ‘Christian’ music has become — deadsville. This needs to radically change. Instead of “no compromise,” their message is “go to sleep;” “Jesus loves you no matter how much you willfully sin and don’t repent or reconcile.” That’s ‘Christian’ music today, and what is preached from most pulpits today too. Churches have almost no holiness, no presence of God, no passion. We have fake churches right now almost everywhere. Keith Green would freak! Imagine how Jesus feels right now with almost everybody doing their own thing, and acting like it’s okay.

Quite a story here! We need to get serious. We need to live no compromised — which is just normal Christianity, the way it’s always supposed to be.

ABOUT THE FILM

This film was apparently released in 2002. This version is the best quality I could find online, and ends at 1:02:25, where it repeats part of it again, strangely. So it really is only an hour long.

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(BETTER GET READY FOR WHAT’S COMING music vid!) Tiesto – Adagio For Strings – 93 million views!

Tiesto – Adagio For Strings (Radio Edit)


Longer version. Starts at 1:25 > builds > takes off at 2:40 > BEST PART begins at 4:22 > stratosphere at 5:20!

DJ Tiesto – Adagio For Strings

92,889,232 views

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Nick Carver: The *film* photography community tends to be supportive, not super competitive like…

4:00 “Thanks to everyone who chimed in [and offered advice]. That’s one of the main things I love about the *film* photography community. It tends to be supportive. People want to help each other, explain things to each other, make them better. It’s not super competitive like other parts of the photography community. So I love that. Thanks to everyone who chimed in.” Continue reading “Nick Carver: The *film* photography community tends to be supportive, not super competitive like…”

Giant flock of geese getting ready to migrate south flew over my head in surround sound!

A magnificent flock of about 150 geese just flew over our yard, just above tree level. I heard them coming, talking to one another and maybe us, so I got in position to see the amazing spectacle as they approached, completely surrounding me with clusters of less than 20, flowing together in one large group, led by one? Or do the leaders take turns? I wonder if their software has been updated lately so they can make the long journey south soon, without a glitch. It snowed yesterday, with white now becoming leaves and green grass again. Continue reading “Giant flock of geese getting ready to migrate south flew over my head in surround sound!”

iPhone 11 Pro Afghan Hound Wind Tunnel Ad

Apple uses a gorgeous Afghan dog to show off the new “ultra wide” lens!

“Ultra wide” really is amazingly superwide at 13mm (35mm equivalent), but the “telephoto” lens is a misnomer. It’s only a standard focal length lens at 52mm. It’s twice the focal length of the “wide” lens, which is 26mm.

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(vid) DPReview TV: iPhone 11 Pro – What Photographers Might Have Missed

I don’t use a cellphone, but if I did…. This is actually the first cellphone that I find interesting as a camera, because it has the superwide 13mm (equiv.) lens, which no compact camera is capable of.

Key points from this video:

Standard lens and selfie camera have 1/2.5 inch sensors.

“Tele” and ultrawide have smaller 1/3.6 sensors.

Pro has a high contrast OLED screen.

Night mode works by taking a long exposure, which the competition doesn’t do, and is shown to often work better. Night mode is only available on the standard lens.

I’ve learned elsewhere that the ultrawide lens also does not have image stabilization or RAW, which the other two lenses do.

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(vid) Civilization – Cityscape Timelapse Hyperlapse 4K — ‘My favorite cityscape timelapses’ in 5 minutes – Michael Shainblum

City timelapses and hyperlapses from around the world. This is a collection of my favorite cityscape timelapses from over the years. The video is a mix of static shots, motion controlled timelapses and manual hyperlapse shots. I really hope you all enjoy the video and thanks so much for watching!

Places featured in the video:

Dubai UAE

New York City, New York

Los Angeles, California

San Francisco, California

Doha, Qatar

Singapore,

Shanghai, China

Hong Kong,

Venice, Italy

Cinque Terre, Italy

Seattle, Washington

and a castle in Scotland.

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(vid) Nick Carver: Photography On Location – New55 Film

I love watching Nick Carver’s videos; though, I’m not currently shooting film (or even digital much right now — though that should change).

This is about trying something new, and gracefully dealing with $15 mistakes. I posted this comment about the bee invasion:

Really enjoyable to watch your experience! Maybe the bees were attracted to the selenium in the chemicals, which is an essential trace mineral that many people are low in. Not sure, but I think it’s the fixer in dark room chemicals that is high in selenium.

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(vid) Inside Boeing 747-8F – longest non-military cargo freighter

I used to work inside 747-200F freighters that were built decades ago. I don’t see a lot of operational differences in this brand new model, and opening the aft cargo door sounds the same. Carpet covers much of the operational area of the floors for this open house, so most of the main deck rollers and locks are not shown. Our main deck ceilings weren’t finished like these are. The nose still opens for front loading.


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Anchorage’s 2 year airport runway project now finished — silence at last!

We made it! Our house will be more peaceful now. Finally! This 6-month long construction period wasn’t as bothersome as last summer’s though. Aircraft were allowed to veer left, northward, after taking off to the east. Of course, enough veered to the right, right over our house too. And plenty still flew straight ahead. We’re just one-half of a mile from the flight path if the planes fly straight.

I decided to set my mind to consider the positive aspects, to minimize these twelve months of repeat audio interruptions. It turned out to be much easier than I thought.

And now we have a brand new and wider north-south runway in which the largest commercial planes can now use.

Overall, I think it was a good experience; though, I’m glad it’s over.

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(vid) Kebu: ‘Kring havet’ (‘Around the sea’) — Composed for Finland’s 100th celebration of independence!

MAGNIFICIENT EL POTENTATE at 7:40! And the powerfully moving, play-it-again ending starts at 14:30! Definitely Vangelis influenced.

Composed by Sebastian “Kebu” Teir on commission by Kristinestad – Kristiinankaupunki for the celebration of the centenary of Finland´s independence.

I used Google Translate to translate the song titles and lyrics from a mixture of Finnish and Swedish. And two lines were even in Greek!

Kring havet – Around the sea
1. Preludium
2. About eternity
3. Far from grace
4. The horizon awaits us
5. The arrival of winter
6. A rare gift

1. Preludium

2. Om evigheten (About eternity)

When the wind chill for the evening is quiet
I want to go to the beach

Take a look at the horizon
inhale everything I see
I enjoy
glittering daisies
fires burning
loud in the sunlight

Steer the rowing boat towards the horizon
as far as the eye can reach
surrounded by
sea waves wandering
roaring wave chambers
constantly changing

When darkness falls
The sun has said goodbye
Am I being taken by thought
that tests my soul

About eternity
Everything that happens
is just a coincidence
that life gives
To the stars of space
are so many more
than all grains of sand
on the shore of the earth
The days of man
a moment
Drop in the sea of infinity

3. Kaukana armosta (Far from grace)

Lord have mercy on me
Have mercy on user

I hear a lonely plea
A voice among many
Desperate and alone
in the eye of the storm

Request for mercy
A form of longing
To come home safely
Finding peace of mind

Large waves
raft surround
As the storm rages
grace far away

Stormy foam heads
hit the barren coast
Searching for beaches
in vain, the sea merciless

4. Horisonten väntar oss (The horizon awaits us)

When then goodbye
and when the wind rests still
Still marveling
of the secrets of the sea

In the winter nights stay
the stars will calm down
They were presented in the times
of an invisible hand

Late ancient times
we have traveled across the sea
to add
into foreign ports

All languages ​​from all the countries of the world
sounded loud and everyone was talking
Despite many unfamiliar dialects
everyone understood each other

A man’s days
just a little while on earth
A short breath
for our timeless mother

Our people year after year
has left the beach full of trails
Still late antiquity
life continued in peace and war

Weigh anchor
Go to sail
with a steady and warm open wind
Forget your concern,
your sorrows
The horizon awaits us

Beyond the sea
there is a longing
indescribable but fundamental
Bitter battles
Broken hearts
but folks it exists

Yet people and things are brought
over roaring waves
Despite all the development
segregated nations

One day we all understand
and returns to the depth
We come and we go
but the world sea it exists

5. Talven tulo (The arrival of winter)

The earth is cooling, cooling, cooling
preparing to snooze, to come
Free ice crystals
ascend to the heavens

The weather changes, it gets colder
The day is getting shorter, the evening is getting longer
The inhabitants of the sea
retreat to the depths

Ice covers the lake
blanket, white, conceals life

Our winter has arrived

6. En sällsam gåva (A rare gift)

The scent of conifers
and the noise of the sea
Makes me remember
the house of the hometown
Illuminated windows
a large family
and tremendous wealth

The spirits of the walls
take me away
Häikäistyessä
the glory

The security of our home
community
give confidence
the future
Simple community
as a pastime
is shared joy
honest and free

A rare gift
affinity
There the soul finds peace


Kebu: Kring havet – Meren ympärillä (complete performance)

Dec 6, 2018

Kebu

Recorded live in Kristina Hall, Kristiinankaupunki, Finland, on the 6th of December 2017.

Soprano: Lisbet Säll

Percussion: André Engelholm

Synths & keyboards: Kebu

Choir:

   Kristinestads Damkör

   Lappfjärds Damkör

   Lappfjärds Manskör

   Kristinestads Manskör

Conductor: Anders Teir

Kring havet — Meren ympärillä

1. Preludium

2. Om evigheten

3. Kaukana armosta

4. Horisonten väntar oss

5. Talven tulo

6. En sällsam gåva

Composed by Sebastian “Kebu” Teir on commission by Kristinestad – Kristiinankaupunki for the celebration of the centenary of Finland´s independence.

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“Om evigheten” is dedicated to Mona-Lisa Teir

Released as a live EP on 6th of April 2018 on Secret Entertainment. International distribution by ZYX Music.