Military Drills Increase Globally. War Preparations in Progress?

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Joint and individual military exercise drills have proliferated across the globe over the past couple of months with no sign of these occurrences abating, if anything it appears as full steam ahead.

Source: Military Drills Increase Globally- War Preparations in Progress? | News24

World War 3 Next?

The news roundup in the link above confirms what I have believed to be going on for a few years now.

When you add to this the volatility in the financial markets, there are two or possibly three power blocks preparing for an all out war to become the global power controlling most of the resources. Especially when you look at the currency markets globally, there is definitely something not quite normal going on.

Also, the frenetic propaganda of the different sides in social media and mainstream TV hints very clearly about what is to come.

I’m personally expecting a collapse in the currency, commodity and stock markets to be the trigger to set off this conflicts, so I am keeping a close look at the movements to get as early signs as possible. My guess is that this will all be set in motion before the end of this year, or first half of 2016.

Keep an close look at the US, European, Chinese and Russian markets. It becomes more and more clear that we are headed towards a paradigm shift one way or another.

What can you do to be prepared?

First of all, you need to focus on mobility. Owning a lot of property when it’s time to get away fast is not a good idea. Keep your money mobile as well. Moving around physical fiat currency or precious metals will not be easy, so personally I believe cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin is the only viable solution. Digital money is easy to move over large distances without you actually having to have anything hidden in your luggage. It can all stay safely online while you are on the move.

If the time comes to move to a safer location, use internet and all the resources you have available to get an as accurate picture as possible of where you are moving to. It’s no point in moving from one place full of danger, just to discover that the next place is even worse. So it’s important to do your homework before you make a decision.

What are your thoughts?

Use the comment section below to say your opinion.


Are you waiting for a permission or invite from somebody?

quote gavin andresen bitcoin developer 300x221 Are you waiting for a permission or invite from somebody?You’re missing the point of Bitcoin if you feel left out. You can be as involved as you want to be, just go make something happen.

Find something you think needs doing, recruit some people to help if you need help, and do it.

Are you waiting for an invitation or permission from somebody?

— Gavin Andresen, Lead Bitcoin Developer.

The above quote illustrates perfectly well why I am personally involved in the Bitcoin industry. Since the currency and technology is not built on anything governmental, there is no one stopping anyone from doing anything. Just go ahead, and create whatever you think is needed. Get it out there, and see it grow.

Bitcoin has created a truly astonishing thing: disruption to the traditional way of thinking about what money actually is. It also changes who makes the money from a centrally controlled entity, to true decentralization. With Bitcoin and all the altcoins, money is created by you and me.

True freedom is being created in front of our eyes, and no one can stop it.


A mobile with two weeks battery life. Easy

mobile public domain 300x224 A mobile with two weeks battery life. EasyRecently I gave away both my Samsung Galaxy S3 and Grand smart phones and replaced them with a cheap old fashion Nokia phone.

I have had it with the hype regarding how incredibly smart the smart phones are.

All smart phones in the market lacks one crucial thing: battery life. They last maximum for a day, while my nokia don’t need to be charged for two weeks, easy.

Another thing I dislike intensively about the smartphones, is what they do to people. Instead of being engaged in the conversation and being actually social, people sit and stare at their phones all the time. They get constant reminders about events in the so-called social media with pings and sounds, so they are unable to concentrate on the conversation they are having in front of them.

The older I get, the more I realize what is important to me, and I am sorry to tell you that social media is not any more social than reading a magazine in my opinion. Social media has made our time so fragmented and cut into little pieces, that the lack of concentration is about to drown us.

Another important factor here is that our kids needs our undivided attention when they spend time with us. Remember when your kid scored the first goal in the little league, and you were busy replying to a tweet or chatting on Facebook instead of actually paying attention to the moment?

My challenge to you

Drop the hype surrounding the smartphones, and get yourself an old fashion, regular mobile that stays in your pocket. Only reply to calls or messages that are really important. Always keep into consideration if the call can wait until you are alone. Also remember that phones do have an off button. Try it once in a while.

When I walk our dogs Odin and Sol, I often leave the phone at home. This is also pretty liberating. The knowledge that nobody can bother me, so I can concentrate on having a good walk and a fun time with them.

What do you think? Can you see yourself live without a smartphone?

Use the form below and have your say.


Upgrading to Filemaker Pro 13

200px FileMaker Inc 150x150 Upgrading to Filemaker Pro 13I just got a mail from Filemaker to download the latest release of their software, and have started doing so. As far as I can see, this release addresses a major annoyance with earlier versions: The need to be on Windows or Mac for the clients. They have implemented something they call Direct Web Access in Filemaker Pro 13, meaning you can basically use the browser as a fully fledged client connection to the server. I hope by god that this will be true, because that will mean we can finally ditch Windows on the company computers, and replace it with Linux. Time will tell though if this really is the case. I have been waiting for something like this for a long time, and even started playing with the idea to port our internal system based on Filemaker Server and clients over to one of the open source database platforms available. Alternatively we could have gone for a pure web based system built in php and MySQL. I have gotten to the conclusion that it’s simply not worth it. Our solution is so complicated that it would take a lot of efforts to move it to another platform. We have a mix of native Filemaker, file transfers to exchange data using FTP and timed scripts run on two external servers, 43 proxy servers running php as well as calling php from within Filemaker to check positions in Google that gets added back to FM. So, as you can see – it would not be very easy to trash it all and start over.

First installation went with no hiccups

Filemaker Pro Advanced 13 installed including the plugins from Filemaker Pro 12. I have logged on the the solution in Server 12 with no problem. It looks like 13 is faster than 12 even when it’s just the client being upgraded so far. This looks good! Apparently there is no need to upgrade the database in this version. I’m glad, because that is always a nerve wrecking thing to do.

Filemaker Server 13 installed and configured

I expected some problems here, but it went pretty smooth all in all. The whole procedure took a couple hours including fiddling with IIS 7 for the new WebDirect to work. I forgot to make a backup of the old server before replacing it with the new one, but that was not a big problem since I remember what schedules I had going in the old one. WebDirect works pretty well, but I can see I will have to do some adjustments to the layouts for it to work perfectly.

Weird thing about scheduled tasks in Filemaker Server 13

I just discovered that schedules acts as illogical as earlier versions of FM Server. They are not getting triggered on repeat unless they get started after 12 AM. The thing is, you can’t set something to repeat on a per hour basis if you have set the scheduler to trigger a script at 4 AM that you want to run one time per hour until next morning. You have to set it to start 1 AM and run until 11:59 PM to get triggered once per hour.

What is your experience with Filemaker Pro 13 compared to the older versions?

Feel free to share below.


How to take control over a people

379px Bundesarchiv Bild 183 S33882 Adolf Hitler retouched How to take control over a peopleThe best way to take control over a people and control them utterly is to take a little of their freedom at a time, to erode rights by a thousand tiny and almost imperceptible reductions.

In this way, the people will not see those rights and freedoms being removed until past the point at which these changes cannot be reversed.

– Adolf Hitler.


Muslim Brotherhood Exposed

Have a look at the following video if you want to know what exactly the Muslim Brotherhood are up to in Egypt. The video features Michael Coren, a British-Canadian columnist, author, public speaker, radio host and television talk show host according to Wikipedia.

See the video, and then tell me: do you still believe the Brotherhood is a peaceful organisation?

Use the comments form below and have your say after seeing the video.


Timepiece vs. watch

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I just watched a commercial on CNN where a guy in the advertisement talked about a wrist watch. What I find funny about this kind of ads is the fact that they never mention the word watch in the ad. They always refer to it as a “timepiece”.

So, what exactly is a timepiece?

I think they have found that it is more likely that they trigger the feeling of luxury if they call their expensive watches for timepieces instead of the less fancy word watch. Simple as that.

Does it work trying to lure the viewer into thinking in a certain way? Of course it does. Unfortunately.

We all love being seduced. Brands like Rolex, Seiko and others all try to convince us that they are not offering us a watch – but a timepiece – meaning a piece of time. Who doesn’t want to wear a timepiece and by that own their vero own piece of time itself?

Owning a piece of time

Yeah, wouldn’t that be great? If you could own a piece of your own time, and make yourself timeless? Timeless as in eternal life. They all play on these feelings in us, and we buy into the illusion that the wristwatch on our arm is something more that just that. We desperately want to be immortal, so we don’t have to face death itself.

Hense, we buy a timepiece for 10.000 Dollars instead of a wristwatch costing 9.99.

What is your opinion?

Are you letting the advertisers lure you into believing in their ads?


Effective mosquito trap – get rid of mosquitoes

effective mosquito trap get rid of mosquitoes Effective mosquito trap   get rid of mosquitoesEFFECTIVE MOSQUITO TRAP THAT WORKS. GET RID OF MOSQUITOES.

Update 23.06.2013 The trap works! You can read further down in the text how to make it.

I checked the contents of the mosquito trap today and saw that there actually are some mosquitoes down in the bottle. I have checked around a lot in recent days, and have seen that it is recommended to place the trap where you would like the mosquitoes will move to – and preferably at a distance away from where people are. This is because it generates less CO2 than what a human does, so mosquitoes will not go into the trap if our much stronger smell is dominant.

I came across a recipe on how to make a mosquito trap to get rid of problems with mosquitoes buzzing around your ears, and they are in general a pain in the ass where they sting you. Although I am very allergic to mosquito bites, so this I’m looking forward to try.

Like & share, so we get a much better summer.

You can make a lot of these traps, and they are effective.

You will need

1 cup of hot water. Not warmer than body temperature though, to not kill the yeast
1/4 cup of sugar
1 gram of yeast
1 large plastic bottle (large juice bottles are best, those made of thin plastic. A Coke, Fanta or Sprite bottle works well to.

How to make the mosquito trap

Cut the plastic bottle in 2. Both knife and scissors can be used.
Mix the sugar with the warm water and let it cool. When it is cooled then pour it into the bottom of the bottle.
Add the yeast (this will start the process of forming CO2 gas that mosquitoes are attracted to).
Insert the spout of the bottle upside down in the second half (can be taped to the closer).
The bottom of the bottle should be colored black, dip it in some paint as you can see on the picture.
The mosquitoes gets attracted to the black color.
The bottles should be replaced every two weeks, either fill in with new fluid mix, or create brand new.

Happy summer all – and be sure to share this post with as many people as possible.

The trap is practically free to make, and you can make one yourself in just a few minutes. A typical do it yourself solution.

Another mosquito trap

I found a video showing another trap working the same way, but slightly different ingredients. Probably worth a try.

The mosquitoes are a family of small, midge-like flies: the Culicidae. Although a few species are harmless or even useful to humanity, most are a nuisance because they consume blood from living vertebrates, including humans.

Do you know about any better way to get rid of mosquitoes?

Have you come by any other DIY solutions for mosquito related problems? Be sure to comment below if you have other good tips in regards to getting rid of mosquitoes and other flying insects that are annoying or know about other effective recipes for exterminators in 2013 that works.


BlackBerry bringing BBM to Android and iOS this summer

Living in Egypt, I know how big news this is! BBM might not die after all!

BlackBerry has just announced that its hugely popular BBM messaging service is going multi-platform: it will be released for Android and iOS as a free app this summer. BBM will support iOS hardware running iOS 6 and above; the Android version will be compatible with version 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and above. “It’s time to bring BBM to a greater audience,” CEO Thorsten Heins said in announcing the expansion, “no matter what mobile device they carry.”

Though it’s long been considered one of BlackBerry’s strongest exclusive offerings, Heins said that his company aims to deliver a “fully featured” BBM experience on rival smartphone operating systems. “We’re starting with messaging and groups, but we’ll bring voice, screen share, and of course, channels later on,” he said.


“Why are we doing this now? It’s a statement of confidence,” Heins went on. He said that BlackBerry 10’s prospects are “so strong that we are confident that BBM can become an independent messaging solution.” In a press release, BlackBerry notes that BBM’s successful move to iOS and Android depends upon the approval of Apple and Google. Assuming things go according to plan, BBM will face no shortage of competition from WhatsApp and other messaging apps that already enjoy enormous success across mobile platforms.


Updates from

I have been a big fan of forwarding service since I moved to Egypt. It’s very practical to use their service to be able to buy stuff from Amazon and other online retailers in the USA.

Here is the latest news they just mailed me:


We’ve heard your feedback, and we have some exciting news about your account!

Now YOU have more control over your packages and faster service for special requests, AND we’re saving you money!

  • Automated package service requests
    We have automated requests to check a package, split a package, discard a package or return to sender. Automating this process means you do not have to email your account manager, and you will get faster completion of the request. We have also added the option of selecting “URGENT” ($5) for any of these package service requests. All from the convenience of your inbox!Please see this blog post for more information and pricing for these services.
  • Consolidated invoicing
    Consolidated invoicing of individual charges for the various services we may provide to you will now result in considerable savings in bank transaction fees. This new service will still allow you to see charges as they accrue, and ultimately when they are charged to your payment method.

More to come! 
We’re working on even more ways to save you money and give you more control over your packages. We’ll send you an email soon about even more exciting features in your account.

We’re here to help
Now that we have given you more control and faster service, your inbox may look a little different. If you have any questions, or if you need any assistance using these new features, our Customer Service department is here seven days per week to help. You can contact us via email at or by visiting our website and clicking, “Live Chat.”
Best regards,

Keith Evans
Communications Director