Category Archives: World

Virgina Raggi’s fight against polluter.

Rome Mayors Virgina Raggi published a post in her facebook profile with a video of a polluter. This is what he wrote translated to English

What you see in this video is not a simple “zozzone”, but something more. We could call it a “super zozzone”

“This man, an employee of a construction company, was pinched by the agents of the Environment Unit and Local Police Decoration while he was throwing three bags of waste materials into a dumpster for domestic use. Three large 30-pound bags containing linoleum, aggregates, packaging and plastic.

For this reason, after being invited to recover the waste that had just been thrown away, the man was sanctioned, together with the managers of the company, for a total of 3,100 euros. A figure that we hope will serve to make it clear that road bins cannot be used in this way.

Those who make themselves responsible for this type of gestures, I must point out, commit an environmental crime and, in this sense, they respond to it before the law. I thank the women and men of the Local Police for their contribution, always attentive and punctual, and I invite all of you to report these “super zozzoni” to the police.”

3100 Euro is in fact nothing compared to the damage these criminals and companies are causing Society.

Virgina Raggi is a Mayor, the Mayor of Lipari should learn from to fight against the polluter on this island.

Btw, why doesn’t the clergymens talk about the polution on this island?  The clergymen never critisized nazism during the war. Now the Church is silent about the immature behaviour of some citizens polluting the Creation

with one exception. I wrote about it in a post on www.kireus.com/wordpress/lipari/2019/02/26/bene-al-creato/

The evolution of cooperation in South Italy.

there looks to be some kind of concurrence between the Aeolian Islands and the litle harbour of Milazzo in Sicily, where most boats and airfoils start their transfers to the islands.

 I experienced a few times that boats for some unknown reason did not depart to the islands. It happened to me that I had to stay overnight on Christmas Eve in Milazzo instead of being home on my island. the weather wasnt to bad for the last boat to make the transfer. People explained that the personel decided to stay at home as it was Christmas.  The hotel where I stayed overnight was happy to have a few rooms rented out. 

A troup of photographer and photmodels planned to come to Vulcano to make a  photo session a few days ago. They had to renounce as the same boat company canceled the departure.

Did the boat staff made a favor to the Milanese hotels? On the long run, I would say absolutely not.

I wrote an article about the evolution and importance of cooperation some time ago. You can find it at http://www.kinberg.net/wordpress/stellan/2018/02/04/cooperation/

Nobody earns in the long term with destructive actions and unfair competition.

If the islands miss visits, Milazzo restaurants, shops and bars in Milazzo loose money. And in the long run they will not even have beds sold with bad weather. I would think that if I am in Catania, I would go to Syracuse where I have friends, instead of taking the risc to stay overnight in Milazzo. For the Milazzo people it should not be difficult to understand this.

The Milazzo hotels have their own tourist share when the adverse sea helps them.  But is that enough? It is good they take care of the tourists and island inhabitants. But why be happy with that? With inteligence and local area cooperation Milazzo  can do a lot. Look at the photo above of CApe Milazzo. I  also imagine a lot of nice trecking possibilities in the mountains between Etna and Milazzo if they prevent the woods from getting burned during the summer season. Sicliy is indeed wonderful and can attract a lot of Tourism. Look at Palermo in October when the hotels were all booked.  People from northern Europe like me do their best to flee from the winter darkness to get some sun. Sicily and the Aeolian islands can offer that. I have the last ten years spent my Christman and New Years Eve in Siclity and  Lipari enjoying a lot of trecking and even New years Eve Swim in the Tirrenean sea that has Swedish summer water temperature.

But they should  not forget that the Milazzo inhabitants can do a lot to develop their local tourism too with the beautiful beaches they have, with the Milazzo Castle and promontory and its bronze age settlements.

Booking just informed “Prices in Milazzo dropped again.”

Hotel owners in Milazzo and on the Aolian islands should met and share knowledges and ideas how to develop the MIlazzo – Barcellona area.If someone has made errors and is not a Christian hypocrit, ask for forgivness and reopen the doors for a constructive  dialog.

Milazzo needs the Aeolian Islands.

The Aeolian islands needs Milazzo.

 

I like the initiative and work of https://www.travelnostop.com/sicilia 

 

 

Leaving Sweden

I m leaving Sweden next Wednesday. Tht has been a dream all my life that is soon to become true.  The dream to go to Lipari to live there the rest of my life as my mother did.
Looking out the window from my kitchen here in Älghult I have double feelings, some kind of melancoly. I liked the plan to be here in Sweden and visit my son and daughter when it is to  hot in Italy.  But I can not afford that with the money I get as retired.

In the same time, being here in SwedenMay to September, I can not enjoy the summer season with all the fruits, the olives the garden offers this time and I orked with during the winter and spring.. And the trees often need water during those hot summer months.

My mother (signe.kinberg.net) came to live on Lipari about 1977 when she was 50+. She was a courage woman to come to live on a island. But she did it together with her fiancé.  Now I do the same.  She died on the island 98.  It would be terrific if she would Migration reappear there.  

If I do met her again, I want her to be happy with the way I took care of her gift, the house and the garden. My mother  has become a important reason I want to be back on Lipari.

I had periods of melancoly and being nervous these last Swedish days.  It is a period of 46 Swedish Years that have come to an end.

My last days were spent getting my two luggages packed and greetings all good friends in the village. I were invited to a few nice dinners at my lovely Syrian friends from Aleppo. I went to Mass yestereday with my friend Feras.

Migration diary

Day 1, Monday 24  September

Älghult – Copenhagen

I waked up 5.50 am this morning. At 6.30 Annelie a friend and neighbour of mine came with her car to bring me to the buss station.

I got on a earlier buss, at 6.30 and in Växjö I tried to take a earlier train too. But that did not work out. I hade to pay the ticket again as it was a different train company (Öresundståg and not SJ).

30 Euro more but it was worth it as I knew that I would come to Copenhagen in good time before the train to Hamburg.

I am fed up with Swedish  railway safaris.

http://www.kinberg.net/wordpress/stellan/safari-with-sj/ 

Copenhagen  – Federicia

Federicia – Hamburg

Wow, this goes fast. Three hours to Hamburg. In the seventies I worked on STENA Line from Göteborg to Hamburg, a whole night trip every Friday, dancing the evening in a club. Happy days without worries.

Day 2  Tuesday September 25

Today I go to Graz. It is a long trip about 1100 km with stops in Würzburg and  Vienna. I will pass by Nürnberg were my mother worked as a ballerina and survived the American bombings in the Opera  cellars provably drinking wine to alleviate the anxiety and fear of death.

I slept well at Prize hotel in Hamburg  tonight but had a  breakfast in a noicy breakfast saloon.  Disco music out of some 20 loudspeakers is good for dancing but not for a peaceful breakfast.. But they lowered the volume fortunenately after a while so I could eat.

I checked out and took a bus to the central station  without any problems. I alked with a man from Singapore. I where on the central station one hour before departure and could relax in the sun at the platform. I felt well even if preoccupied about the long trip, how I would stand it.

Hamburg-Würzburg ~550 km.

The first part went fast.  I eat up  four  bananas. I am trying the famous Japanese banana diet.  I had problem placing my luggages. No place for for bigger luggages on German ICE.

 

I took a ICE (Intercity Express) train to  Würzburg 1 class ruhebereich (silence wagon) 12:01.

I hope there will be no delays as I have only a few minutes in Würzburg and 30 minutes in Vienna.

Würzburg-Vienna. 500 km

The train stopped in Nürnberg. My mother dansed here in the Opera (OpernHaus) as a solo ballerina during the war.

mage source:  www.nuernbergmusik.de

I wrote about it in http://www.kinberg.net/wordpress/signe/dancer/ 

This is the OpernHaus as seen from the Central Station.

My mother maybe lived in a house like this one:She never like New Years Eve fireworks as she said “They remind me about the bombs. Maybe he lived in a house like the one above.

 

Vienna- Graz.200 km

15 minutes late to  Vienna. But luckily the train to Graz coming from Prag was also late.  So I finally came to Graz 11.4 5 exhausted. 

It has been a trip with a lot of thinking and discoveries. I learned some more about my mother during this migration tour

2 weeks in Graz Sep 25 – Oct 9

I stayed at my brothers home for two week to get several luggages to be sent wirh Mailboxes to Baercellona Posso di Gotto  where I will get these on a boat to Lipari and my home.

I had the opportunity to met several of my borthers neighboors who are kind and loving people.

I also had two days in my brothers and wifes summer home in Velt an Vörtersee, the Austrian Portonfino. I enjoyed a ni ce bath in the sea that had a nice clean water about 18 Celsius.

With a friend of my brother I went to the San Fransican church Sunday Mass. That was a opportunity of peace and mind restoring.

In between these experiences I scanned two album with photos from my father in my brothers mother.  I hope to find time to shwo some of these in my fathers site http://ragnar.kinberg.net 

Migrattion day 15 October 9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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UNHCR Effective altruism and collaboration

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I have previously written about the art of being “kind”

As  Stefan said: “Doing a good thing gives the same pleasure as a drug. You can stop taking drug and start making good things and get the same good feeling.”

This reminds me about what Martin Seligman said:  “meaning comes from belonging to and serving something beyond yourself and from developing the best within you.”  I wrote about  this in :  meaning-of-life/#conclusions )

Kindness, purpose are related to  cooperation

Cooperation can be done at local level in your work, your neighborhood. But that can also be practiced cooperation on a global level by e.g. contributing to organizations that you know use your money effectively.

Beth Barnes ) says in the Ted I share below: “And all the evidence suggests that giving money to charity makes you happier than spending it on yourself.” 

 

Our brains changes when you train altruism. It shows without ambiguity that there is a structural and functional change in the brain when you train the altruistic love.

 (source:   www.youtube.com  )

 

I were for long time contributing to Medecins sans frontieres, Greenpeace and UNHCR. I felt well doing this. It was not much money I gave but a Swedish wisdom says

“Många bäckar små blir till en stor å”

Translated to English that reads:

Many small streams become a big river

a sentence that is used in www.sustainable-communities.eu in a completely  different context.

I  listened in youtube  to a American millionaires story. he did not feel happy being a millionaire. He choosed to become a altruist donating money.

I don’t remember his name.  After this Yotube, I got information about a  two  nice Ted videos: 

  1. in the first video we listen to Mathieu Ricard, a French Buddhist who  describes a buddhistic view
    • about the society we live in today, 
    • about the reason why we should become more altruistic
    •  about altruism in nature,
    • about the human altruistic nature,
    • and  how we can train altruism at school with meditation.
  2. 2. My second Ted is about”effective altruism”. where Beth Barnes describes and share
    • her view about altruism 
    • how to become more effective in our altruism.
    • and what effective altruism can lead to.

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Altruism

Here is Mathieu Ricards Ted:

There are two types of altruism.

  1. One  is about helping someone in you proximity, at work, in your neighborhood or in your village/town
  2. the other is about sharing your wealth, donating money. 

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Effective altruism – sharing wealth.

here is Beth Barnes about effective altruism  donating money:

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2.Effective altruism – helping your next

On a personal level you also have to think about effective altruism. You must avoid empathic distress, balancing altruism and the care of yourself.
 
I myself became a burn out and most probably because of empathic distress I got several strokes. I had to leave my job as a teacher a job I loved. 
 

“The balancing act of being altruistic and not falling into empathic distress requires concentration, awareness, and attention to our intentions and motivations around these acts. We must continue to question the benefit or harm we may be causing ourselves and the person we are serving.

It may be hard to imagine how a good intention, and seemingly “selfless” act can become unhealthy or even toxic. Which is why it’s vital for us to be mindfully altruistic—the art of being aware of ourselves and others while serving them.” ( Source:  www.elephantjournal.com  )

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Conclusions

I will continue to donate 30€ monthly to UNHCR, while being open for other alternatives like the ones Beth Barnes suggests. Donating money doesnt normally harm if you do it wisely together with you family and relatives.  At least not when it is not more than12 USD a month like with UNHCR. I get news from  UNHCR now and then like the info about this video with Italian text. I befcame a supporter at the airport of Catania.

l will  however be careful not harming myself while helping my next. This raises a ethical dilemma something i wrote about in http://www.kinberg.net/wordpress/stellan/kindness/#ethics

Like with the man who saved a boy on the railway in Mathieu Ricards Ted.

Will I risc my life to save anothers? For a child i would maybe do that, without thinking about the consequences. But in other cases maybe not. I have suffered enough after helping at school. with my mutliple strokes and the resulting mental fatigue.

.I am right now trying to help  a good friend who suffer. But I am careful with the time I am spending. I call him when I feel reloaded.

I have thought it would be nice to become a UNHCR volunteer somewhere in the world but I have difficulties now with heat, stress and  surprises. I  do my best donating some of my retirement money.

 

 

 

 

 

Lunar eclipse_20180727 in Älghult

There were unfortunenately clouds outside my kitchen window in Älghult, Småland, Sweden It took a while until I discovered the eclipsed moon appearing from behind a tall tree.  I succeeded to set up my Canon 50D with tele, Hähnel Giga Giga T Pro remote control. At that time  it was 11:30pm and the eclipse was not total anymore.

 and got this image with the moon left side still in the Earth penumbra:

As I could not get both Mars and the Moon in one view with my tele, I decided to make a photo with  Gimp where I added the moon taken with tele to the photo above. The photo below  that I got, gives an idea how I saw the Moon and Mars from my windows.

 

Know more at https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/sweden/stockholm


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In Sweden you have to wait months to know if you have cancer

I am reading Stefan Einhorns book “The art of being kind” published 2005. I am writing about this book in a separate page under [learning] – [psychology] – [kindness]”

In page 74 I read this:

“It is absurd that you have to wait for months to know if you have a tumor.”

I wrote about the Swedish healthcare  in http://www.kinberg.net/wordpress/stellan/2018/06/18/swedish-health-care/

What Stefan wrote about in 2009 is maybe still a reality 2018. I think I know why.

health analysis costs money.

In my experience and understanding it is because Sweden wants to shop up nice figures. Sweden saves money, avoiding among others  to do more analysis to know what exactly is going on in your body.

This happened to me 2009 when I had a pneumonia and they did not made a X-ray to check. They presumed I had renal calculi, a less costy diagnos and sent me home with recommendation to not drink water, despite my blood levels gave clear signs of a ongoing  infection. 

The same   happens to me today summer 2018. I got at Alstermo, Uppvidinge county,  healthcare center, twice times, strange liver blood values, Values  that could  depend on a newborn tumor. But they choose to presume I have  liver cirrosis and want a third blood test to preclude alcohol damages. Maybe because I am not a normal cardriving  and shortcut  60+ man, clothing like a old man and  not respecting the Jante law ( Click here to know more about the Jante law ) then you are not normal.) I be an alchololic. Lets proove that.

See my blood levels below. Levels marked with a star are high.

The same doctor at Alstermo health care didnt want to make a KPA blood test. The doctor said she can not make it without checking  with the finger first, despite I have had prostata cancer in my family. The doctor in another town said I may have a prostatitis. They made a KPA test but never sent me the results.

My blood levels could depend on a Liver cancer. But my health status does not support that hypothesis. But something still very small is maybe growing in my liver?  Why not check before it is to late?

Swedish health care helps you maybe  if you have obvious signs of acute sickness, like you are getting blue or are loosing a lot of  blood or you have a cardiac arrest. But not always in such cases neither.  A ambulance was never sent a year ago to a very sick person. They said “Take a cab to the urgency” That person died. I am personally afraid of getting sick here in Sweden, after all my experiences. I wont tell here how I could get 5-6 strokes, the last one september 2014.

Swedish health care remind me about a  cynic money focused society controlled by AI robots, a society that reasons like this:

“1. if you have a liver cancer you will die anyway very soon, so no sense to spend money in expensive exams.
1. a liver operation is very expensive  and we must avoid such a cost
3. Sweden has no use of a retired man that just costs money. Better get rid of him the natural way.”

No wonder “that many health care professionals suffer from stress-related disorders. Stress due to ethical dilemmas is usually referred to as moral distress”  according toSofia Kalvemark . a,*, Anna T. Hoglund , Mats G. Hansson , PeterWesterholm , Bengt Arnetza  (Source: http://www.jipts.com/_Uploads/dbsAttachedFiles/Livingwith.pdf  )

A question – the name of a film.

I saw many years ago a scaring black and white film about a cynical Society where elders were simply killed in a  cinema for 60+. The cinema floor flipped over having all guests falling down in a basement.  If someone knows the name of this film, please share below. Sweden 2018 reminds me  about this film.


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Vaping

 

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E-juice

A friend of mine said about vaping people,  that he  don’t want to

“breath chemicals”. I decided to look at what is e-juice and what comes out from a e-cig.

E-juice is a mix of vegetable fglycerine (propylene glycole) and aromas. I personally buy glycerine either from Farmacy (where it is available, so far only in Austria) or from Amazon.

Vegetable glycerine is made cooking a fat with lye like described in www.wikihow.com

Many people use to mix pure vegetable flycerine with flavours bought at sites like  www.eliquidflavourconcentrates.co.uk  or  www.flavourart.co.uI lI prefer to flavour glycerine myself. I have so far only tried with coffee beans. I had 4 roasted coffee beans in 100 ml  warm propylene glycole bought (PG) in a Austrian Pharmacy . I heated it up putting teh bottle ingho water.
After one week I  didnt get  the coffee smell I hoped for.

There are several youtubes about 

HOW TO make your own Vape juice at home”

but noone so fare  tried to flavour themselves their VG or PG.

Steeping in a dark and cool place is the best according to 

Bahas said in vapingunderground.com that “The reason most make companies use alcohol is cause it renders faster than glycerin (usage of alcohol to render flavor makes it a tincture). Pg is a little quicker cause it is thin Vg is the longest process cause it is thick. Yes you can speed it up with the application of heat but that only starts the process faster it will take time ” More to read about flavor extrrascts made with alcohol in www.sheknows.com

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Atomizers. What is rba-rda-rta?

This is well explained in vaping.com

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vaping and smoke detectors

I had a dialog about vaping on trains. Ecig do not produce smoke but vapor. I found this article 

https://www.blu.com/it/IT/blog/news/la-mia-sigaretta-elettronica-puo-attivare-i-rilevatori-di-fumo/italiano-il-mio-vaporizzatore-puo-attivare-i-rilevatori-di-fumo.html

 

CAST OUT THE PEDOFILE PRIESTS FROM THE HOUSE OF GOD

CAST OUT THE PEDOFILE PRIESTS FROM THE HOUSE OF GOD.
Like Jesus did once with the money changers. “And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money changers, and the chairs of them that sold doves:” – Matthew 21:12
I am happy that… http://m.cooperativa.cl/noticias/pais/policial/pedofilia/iglesia-revelo-listado-de-sacerdotes-condenados-por-abusos-contra-menores-en-chile/2011-11-11/171559.html

But what happens next. What does e.g. www.katolskakyrkan.se to protect the childrens? I have not been able to ask fader Håkan this today. I will next week. 

Autumn

È arrivato l’autunno. Qui l’autunno sembra ha deciso di aspettare. Oggi un sole meraviglioso e un bel caldo. Spero che settembre e ottobre siano come gli anni precedenti, cioè con cielo limpido e l’aria che si raffredda pian piano col calare della traiettoria del sole.

Stamattina alle nove un giro di jogging nel bosco. Sti sta proprio bene dopo.

A left hand knockout

Lookin at CNN today I noted that Obama is left handed. I found a lot of articles talking about Obama’s left hand secret. I liked this one written by Tom Hunter at www.helium.com:

The true reason for handedness is not known. However, if being left-handed were neutral or detrimental, evolution should have long ago eliminated all left-handed humans. That leaves the possibility that left handedness may have some kind of beneficial effect, that they have some kind of advantage. One theory I have read suggests that left and right-handed people process information differently, for example:

In this theory, right-handers solve problems using analysis, or the process of breaking the problem into its pieces and examining each piece in turn, hoping to thereby understand the problem.

In this theory, left-handers solve problems using synthesis, or the process of connecting the dots to understand the big picture, hoping to thereby understand the problem.

These differing approaches to problem-solving are said to make right-handed persons (with their linear-sequential processing style) uncomfortable jumping to new tasks until they have completed what they are working on now. The left-handed person (with their visual-simultaneous processing style) are perfectly comfortable jumping from one task to another, picking up where they left off and not losing any of the threads. It is this ability that makes lefties like Sen. Obama so formidable.”