Das riesengrosse Dreieck auf dem Pazifik von Hawai bis zu den Osterinseln und Neuseeland heisst Polynesien. Ich dachte immer, das seien Inselgruppen, die gibt es zwar auch dort, aber es sind Tausende …
Allein die Philippinen bestehen aus Tausenden von Inseln!
Und als Outrigger Fan muss ich das ja wissen – google on YOUTUBE Outrigger Rennen Hawai, und du bist dabei …
Frohe Ostern und Frieden in der Welt – vor allem in der Ukraine, sofort!
PS: Ganz links die Ostkueste Australiens und Sydney etwa geographisch in der Mitte, wir wohnen etwa 1000 km nach Norden an der Gold Coast, Grenze NSW heisst Tweed Valley mit Mount Warning (nach Captain Cook). Oder auch Cloud Gatherer …
Vom Haus zum Hausbeach (Burleigh) nur 600 m …
Und meine Beach Walks pro Woche seit drei Jahren (covidbedingt und keine Flugreisen nach D oder EU) etwa 10 km von 7 bis 9 am …
Oft auch mit Kamera …| see Beach Walks | Navigation.
Am 4. November 1989 versammeln sich unter dem Berliner Fernsehturm Hunderttausende zu einer der größten Demonstrationen der deutschen Geschichte. 26 Redner, darunter Prominente wie Gregor Gysi, Christa Wolf, Heiner Müller oder Jan-Josef Liefers, fordern grundlegende Reformen in der DDR. Aber nur fünf Tage später fällt die Mauer. Dreißig Jahre danach hat das SZ-Magazin die Beteiligten von damals oder ihre Nachfahren gefragt: Was wurde aus den Träumen vom Alexanderplatz? Über den wahren Schicksalstag der friedlichen Revolution:
The name “intrepid campers” refers to people who are adventurous, brave, and fearless when it comes to camping and outdoor activities. They are typically unafraid to explore the wilderness, take risks, and face challenges that come with outdoor living, such as unpredictable weather conditions, wildlife encounters, and physical demands. These individuals are often well-prepared with the necessary gear and skills to navigate and survive in the great outdoors of Australia or Africa.
I would call myself an outdoor enthusiast looking for adventures and have worked in Windhoek Namibia until 1994 and have travelled the South of Africa over 6 long years (working at the DHPS – one of the oldest German Schools in the world).
Having retired now as a High School Teacher in North Germany, I have lived at the Gold Coast in Queensland Australia since 2012.
From 1998 until 2005 I lived in Brisbane QLD and worked for Education Queensland and the German Goethe – Institut in the function of the German Language Adviser being on leave in Lower Saxony Germany for 7 years.
“Active campers” refers to people who enjoy camping and outdoor activities that involve physical exertion and movement. They may participate in activities such as hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, kayaking, and other similar pursuits. They enjoy exploring and experiencing nature through physical activity and may seek out destinations that offer opportunities for adventure and challenge.
While “intrepid campers” may also engage in these activities, the term specifically implies a sense of fearlessness and willingness to take risks. In contrast, “active campers” may simply enjoy the physical and mental benefits of outdoor activities without necessarily seeking out the most extreme challenges.
With my best wishes from the Gold Coast in Queensland Australia
Another idea I have been following for the last few years:
Any second hand 4×4 like Volkswagen or Sprinter and customised solutions for Camping: Would design my own van, but find people in the area who can advise and help. Lots of solutions on the net, Australia, Europe and USA or Asia.
My priority would be: Simple camping outside the van and no heayy furniture because of the weight.
If in need of luxury, I would rent a good Hotel room.
The latest Absurdity of Vanities:
The largest Ocean Cruiser with Gas powered engines and 7500 passengers and many restaurants and pools and shops.
What I am after is a bush camp and a toilet and a very good camp fire to fry my eggs, meat and boil my water for tea.
Kindly yours from the Gold Coast (heaps of heavy rain here since Christmas 2023)
The Famous Film Martin Scorcese with Leonardo DiCaprio.
The Wolf of Wall Street is a 2013 film directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Jordan Belfort, a corrupt stockbroker who defrauded millions of dollars from investors in the 1980s and 1990s. The film is based on Belfort’s memoir of the same name, and depicts his rise and fall in the world of finance, as well as his extravagant lifestyle of drugs, sex, and crime.
The film has received critical acclaim for its energetic and irreverent style, its dark humor, and its performances, especially by DiCaprio and Jonah Hill, who plays Belfort’s partner in crime Donnie Azoff. The film was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Adapted Screenplay, but did not win any.
The film has also been criticized for its excessive and graphic depiction of Belfort’s debauchery, and for its lack of moral judgment on his actions. Some critics and viewers have argued that the film glorifies Belfort and his crimes, and fails to show the consequences of his fraud on his victims. Others have defended the film as a satire and a cautionary tale, and praised Scorsese and DiCaprio for their artistic vision and courage.
Decentralized Hydrogen: A Glimmer in the Future’s Energy Landscape
Hydrogen, when produced cleanly, emerges as a promising player in the fight against climate change. But what about leveraging its potential in a decentralized manner, empowering communities and individuals? Here’s a glimpse into its future:
Microgrids with Fuel Cell Vehicles: Imagine local communities generating clean hydrogen through solar or wind power and using it to fuel buses, taxis, and even personal vehicles. Decentralized refueling stations powered by these microgrids become commonplace, reducing reliance on centralized grids and fossil fuels.
Personal Hydrogen Generators: Homeowners might invest in compact hydrogen generators powered by renewable sources, fueling their vehicles and potentially even powering their houses, creating complete energy independence.
Heating and power:
Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Systems: Decentralized CHP units powered by hydrogen could provide both heat and electricity to individual homes or groups of buildings, enhancing energy efficiency and reducing reliance on traditional gas networks.
Community-Level Hydrogen Storage: Communities could invest in shared hydrogen storage facilities, storing excess renewable energy during peak production and using it later for heating, power generation, or transportation needs.
On-site Hydrogen Production for Small Businesses: Small factories or agricultural operations could generate their own clean hydrogen for specific processes, reducing their carbon footprint and increasing energy independence.
Portable Hydrogen Generators for Remote Areas: Hydrogen-powered generators could provide reliable and clean energy in remote areas with limited access to centralized grids, supporting essential services and development.
Challenges and Opportunities:
While the vision is exciting, challenges remain:
Cost: Currently, producing clean hydrogen is expensive. Technological advancements and economies of scale are crucial for wider adoption.
Infrastructure: Building a decentralized hydrogen infrastructure requires significant investment in production, storage, and distribution networks.
Policy and Regulation: Supportive policies and regulations are needed to incentivize investment, standardize technologies, and ensure safety.
However, opportunities beyond:
Increased Energy Security: Decentralized solutions empower communities and individuals, reducing reliance on centralized grids and geopolitical volatility.
Improved Air Quality: Clean hydrogen contributes to cleaner air, especially in urban areas, leading to improved public health.
Job Creation: Developing and deploying decentralized hydrogen technologies can create new jobs in manufacturing, installation, and maintenance.
Decentralized hydrogen energy holds immense potential for a cleaner, more sustainable future. While challenges exist, collaboration between governments, industries, and communities can pave the way for its widespread adoption, empowering individuals and fostering a more resilient energy landscape.
This is just a glimpse into the possibilities; the future of decentralized hydrogen is full of exciting potential yet to be explored.
Greetings from Tamborine Mountain at 13:58, now.
Friday 9 Feb 2024
The Old Pub built 1911 is next door and 3 Cottages are for rent as well, however Luxury Accommodation and expensive!
VideoLinked The Old Pub’s Website
Weddings & Functions
Three Luxury Cottages are for rent next door / Different Business / Call the Reception for information.
You may start with the cheaper Motel first – via Booking dot com.
To the best of my knowledge kindly yours from the Gold Coast of Queensland
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LinkedPeter H Bloecker
Updated Fri 9 Feb 2024
„Insurrection, rioting, and civil unrest are all forms of violent or disruptive behavior, but they differ in their scale, intent, and context.
Insurrection refers to a violent uprising against an established authority, usually with the aim of overthrowing the government or disrupting its operations. Insurrection often involves armed conflict, and those involved may seek to seize control of key institutions such as government buildings or military installations.
Rioting refers to a violent disturbance in public places, often involving a large group of people. Riots may be sparked by a variety of factors, including social or political grievances, economic inequality, or a perception of injustice. Rioters may engage in looting, vandalism, arson, or physical attacks on individuals or property.
Civil unrest is a broader term that refers to a range of non-violent and violent actions that express dissatisfaction with the status quo or seek to bring about change. Civil unrest can take many forms, including protests, demonstrations, strikes, boycotts, and acts of civil disobedience. While civil unrest may sometimes escalate into violence, it can also be a peaceful means of expressing dissent and effecting change.
In summary, insurrection involves a violent attempt to overthrow an established authority, rioting involves violent disturbances in public places, and civil unrest encompasses a range of non-violent and violent actions aimed at expressing dissatisfaction or effecting change.“
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In addition to switching to tea, consider incorporating other healthy habits into your lifestyle such as regular exercise, a balanced diet, and adequate sleep. These changes, along with reducing your coffee consumption, can contribute to a healthier lifestyle.
Nuts and other protein sources for a healthy lifestyle.
The main difference between vegan and vegetarian is that vegans avoid all animal products and by-products, while vegetarians only avoid animal flesh. This means that vegans do not consume meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, honey, gelatin, or any other ingredients derived from animals. Vegetarians, on the other hand, may consume some of these products, depending on the type of vegetarianism they follow. For example, lacto-ovo vegetarians eat dairy and eggs, but not meat, poultry, or fish. Vegans also tend to avoid using any products that involve animal exploitation or cruelty, such as leather, wool, silk, or cosmetics tested on animals. Vegetarians may or may not share these ethical views. Both veganism and vegetarianism can have health benefits, such as lower risk of heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers. However, vegans need to be more careful about getting enough protein, calcium, iron, vitamin B12, and other nutrients that are more abundant in animal products. Vegetarians can get these nutrients from eggs and dairy, or from fortified foods and supplements. Both diets also have environmental benefits, as they reduce greenhouse gas emissions, water use, and land use associated with animal agriculture. However, veganism may have a lower environmental impact than vegetarianism, as dairy and eggs still require a lot of resources to produce. For more information, you can check out these articles: Vegan vs Vegetarian – What’s The Difference?, Vegan vs. vegetarian: Differences, benefits, and which is healthier, “Vegan” vs. “Vegetarian” – What’s The Difference?, and Vegan vs Vegetarian – Difference and Comparison.
Source: Conversation with Bing, 04/02/2024 (1) Vegan vs Vegetarian – What’s The Difference? – Healthline. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/vegan-vs-vegetarian. (2) Vegan vs. vegetarian: Differences, benefits, and which is healthier. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/325478. (3) “Vegan” vs. “Vegetarian” – What’s The Difference? – Dictionary.com. https://www.dictionary.com/e/vegan-vs-vegetarian/. (4) Vegan vs Vegetarian – Difference and Comparison | Diffen. https://www.diffen.com/difference/Vegan_vs_Vegetarian. (5) Getty Images. https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/vegan-poke-bowl-with-avocado-tofu-rice-seaweed-royalty-free-image/1205559208.
Some of the best vegan protein sources are soy products, legumes, nuts, seeds, and grains. These foods provide not only protein but also other nutrients, such as iron, calcium, fiber, and antioxidants. Here are some examples of how much protein you can get from these plant foods per serving¹²³:
Soy products: tofu (10 g per 100 g), tempeh (19 g per 100 g), edamame (11 g per 100 g), soy milk (6 g per cup)
Legumes: beans (7–8 g per 1/2 cup), lentils (8 g per 1/2 cup), peas (8 g per 1/2 cup), chickpeas (7.5 g per 1/2 cup), hummus (4 g per 1/4 cup)
Nuts: almonds (6 g per 1 oz), walnuts (4.5 g per 1 oz), cashews (4.5 g per 1 oz), pistachios (6 g per 1 oz), nut butters (6–8 g per 2 tbsp)
Seeds: chia seeds (6 g per 1 oz), flax seeds (6 g per 1 oz), hemp seeds (9.5 g per 1 oz), sunflower seeds (5.5 g per 1 oz), pumpkin seeds (8.5 g per 1 oz)
Grains: quinoa (8 g per cup), oats (6 g per 1/2 cup), buckwheat (6 g per cup), spelt (10.7 g per cup), teff (10 g per cup)
In a nutshell, there are many options to get enough protein on a vegan diet. However, it is important to eat a variety of plant foods to ensure that you get all the essential amino acids that your body needs. You can also use vegan protein powders, bars, and supplements to boost your protein intake if needed.
Source: Conversation with Bing, 04/02/2024 (1) What is a good source of protein for vegetarians?. https://microsoftstart.msn.com/en-au/health/ask-professionals/in-expert-answers-on-protein/in-protein?questionid=01dbhoe7&type=nutrition&source=bingmainline_nutritionqna. (2) The 18 Best Protein Sources for Vegans and Vegetarians – Healthline. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/protein-for-vegans-vegetarians. (3) A Comprehensive Chart of Vegan Protein Sources – Healthline. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/vegan-protein-sources-chart. (4) What are some of the top vegan sources of protein? – Medical News Today. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/vegan-protein-chart. (5) Eight Complete Vegan Protein Sources – MYPROTEIN™. https://au.myprotein.com/blog/nutrition/complete-vegan-protein-sources/. (6) Best Vegan Protein Sources: The Ultimate Guide – Dietitian Debbie Dishes. https://dietitiandebbie.com/vegan-protein-guide/. (7) undefined. https://microsoftstart.msn.com/.
Anatomy of a Fall is a French courtroom thriller that won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 2023. It tells the story of Sandra Voyter, a German novelist who is accused of murdering her husband, Samuel, who fell from their chalet window. The film explores the complexities of their marriage, which involved three languages: English, French, and German. Sandra preferred to speak in English, while Samuel wanted to live in France and learn French. The film also examines the role of language in the legal system, as Sandra’s trial is conducted in French, with the help of an interpreter. The film is a gripping and intricate puzzle, with a superb performance by Sandra Hüller as the enigmatic Sandra, who keeps the audience guessing about her guilt or innocence. The film also raises questions about society’s attitudes towards women who are ambitious, independent, and bisexual, as Sandra faces prejudice and scrutiny from the prosecution and the media. The film is directed by Justine Triet, who co-wrote the screenplay with Arthur Harari. It is based on a novel by Sandra Voyter, who is a fictional character inspired by several real-life female writers. The film has received critical acclaim and has been nominated for several awards, including Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards123.
Some possible ways to continue the conversation are:
If you are interested in watching the film, you can find it on Netflix or Amazon Prime Video.
What do you think of Sandra’s character? Do you sympathize with her or suspect her?
Have you read any of Sandra Voyter’s novels? If so, which one is your favorite and why?
How do you feel about the use of three languages in the film? Do you think it adds to the realism or the confusion?
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