Why Bamse? Why now?

After hearing about the passing of Greta's farfar (her grandfather), the famous Swedish actor Olof Thunberg (R.I.P.), I thought about the role he must have played in her life and in the lives of countless other Swedish children. Olof, I had learned at a past showing of the environmentally-conscious Bamse held at the National Nordic …

Bamse – The Strongest Bear in the World

Well, Bamse, wasn't always the strongest bear. He had a secret.  His grandmother (and perhaps his farfar had a hand in it, too!) fed him Thunder Honey.  And he became strong! Today, we remember Bamse, for no particular reason.  As Scientists are wont to do.

Elections in Hamburg

Hamburg is Germany's second largest City. Often seen as a bell-weather for elections nationwide.  This weekend's elections saw a dramatic turn-around.  Not just for the ruling elite of Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU), but most importantly for the Nazis. Of course the Nazis cannot call themselves National Socialists.   And as of today, they barely exist …

The (ACTUAL) Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, Including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies

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Empires in 2100

The Three Main Imperial Powers, The USA, Russia - RFR, and China -PRC.  The United States dominates the World with more GDP per year than Russia and China combined.  Theses three also generate the majority of CO2 emissions warming our planet.  Surprised? Well, all I plot here are the predicted Crop Suitability charts from MapX.org …

Spreading Critical Optimism

  One of the tenets that came out of the GJP (Good Judgement Project) when funded by IARPA (Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity) was this idea of being a critical optimist.  The best forecasters - the so-called "super-forecasters" - were always open, modest if not down-right humble, mostly cheerful people.  Yet extremely critical; the best …

Bill Gates!

"Patient capital to support cutting-edge clean energy companies." Therein lies only one mystery.  What the hell does that mean? Well, no clarification necessary.  We know Bill and Melinda Gates. We grew up in his Seattle.  We know where Bill went to school, and even the aspirations of his parents before Microsoft, and the roles they …