Mikhail Gorbachev on RT: America needs a Perestroika

Interview with the last leader of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev, on Sophie&Co/RT , aired yesterday. Read the full script here: http://on.rt.com/i653m9

 

Impossibility Challenger in Portugal: Many new World and Guinness Records

Last weekend another edition of the International Impossibility Challenger Games took place in the Sports Stadium of Leiria, Portugal, organized by the Sri Chinmoy Centre Portugal with the help of friends from all over Europe. Many personal, World and Guinness records have been established. Here are some of them:

The Czech Republic has strong men! One of them showed his capacities in Leiria and astonished the audience. Radek Rosa made three personal records. First he pulled a bus filled with  17 people for 40m with only his body power in just 57.75 seconds. The total weight was 6243.5 kg. Secondly he pulled a truck filled with people with a total wight of 6155 kg for 20m in 36.26 seconds and last but not least he showed an amazing feast by pulling a huge tractor with 9.5 t for 20m in only 1 min and 29.75 seconds!

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Vaibhava Jewgenij Kuschnow from Austria set a new World Record which is at the same time a Guinness World Record attempt by performing 10 consecutive shots hitting the target, achieving 64 points, while balancing on a slack line. The slack line was stretched between two cars in a hight of 0.93m and the target was 18 m away. But that was not enough. For his second World Record Vaibhava combined climbing and inline skating! He successfully climed up a climbing wall with inline skates on 3 different UIAA routes. He was successful on his first attempts. He climbed level 5 in 41.6 seconds, level 6 in 48.4 seconds and level 7- in 55.63 seconds! In an interview on Saturday Vaibhava said that he uses positive visualisation and meditation to prepare for his records.

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Charuhasi Eckhard Schröder is a banker from Germany. He is also a lover of spiritual poetry and performed a stunning World Record by reciting 3148 poems (!) by memory during a period of 34 hours. All of the recited poems were written by the accomplished poet Sri Chinmoy. (I am trying to learn Sri Chinmoy’s special slection of 207 poems and am now at only 33 poems by heart, so I can really appreciate this record! – editorial note).

Albert Jamie Walter is already the second generation of Impossibility Challenger participants. Already his father Ruedi participated in the event in the 1980’s. They both specialized in the tearing of telephone directories. Albert has successfully attempted a new World Record (and will also submit this record to the Guinness book of records): he was able to tear apart a huge Munich telephone directory of 1551 pages with his bare hands in only 9,38 seconds!

Laugh

Laughing is healthy. So the Escola do Riso yoga club from Coimbra tried to get together the largest Laughter Yoga Class which they achieved with 78 participants, which is a new World Record. They established a second World Record by holding the longest Laughter Yoga class for 2 hours and 53minutes with a total of 7 participants.

Hugo Rito from Portugal tried to establish a new personal record in retro-running. Unfortunately the temperatures in the stadium were quite low (only 3 degree) and he had to stop after achieving a half-maration in 2:51:06 hours.

The stadium of Leiria is quite impressive, with a capacity of about 29.000 seats, a height of over 30 meters and a beautiful view to the historic castle. Núcleo de Espeleologi a de Leiria made use of the height of the stadium. The group achieved 168 climbs (27m each) on ropes  of 4536 m up and 4536 m down and reached a total distance of 9072 m.

Juventude Vidigalense from Portugal organized the largest 400 m relay and established a new World Record. A total of 106 tall, small, young, old, fast and slow but fully inspired runners participated with a time of 2:40:12 h.

Jorge Cardinali is a Portuguese circus artist. He wanted to test his patience in this record and had three china plates spinning on grounded sticks for a total of 4:13:34 hours simultaneously. With this he achieved a new World Record.

Peace

Peace and harmony are two qualities we all would like to see spread around the globe. Nuno Figueiredo organized a drawing exhibition with 7095 A4 drawings that were exhibited in the corridors of the stadium. Over 50 schools have participated in this nationwide Portuguese event. The creativity and love the over 7000 children put to paper was moving and inspiring for all visitors! The exhibition can still be seen for the next three weeks.

Carlos Manuel Viera is a fire fighter from Leiria and a very enduring cyclist. He set a new World Records cycling 15:13:55 h on rollers on top of a fire truck in the Leiria Stadium. This is a true testimonial for stamina, patience and self-transcendence!

Photos by Aparajita

Sri Chinmoy’s lifting equipment on display in Zurich

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Over the weekend, a special display of Sri Chinmoy’s lifting equipment were made available for public viewing in the prominent main station in Zurich. Thousands of people passed the stand which was part of an exhibition on promoting good health. Within the display were 3 TV screens that featured weight-lifting videos and the famous documentary “Challenging Impossibility”. The exhibition is a travelling museum and has visited many cities around US and Europe. The exhibition shows the weightlifting machines that Sri Chinmoy used for hoisting immense weights with his  arms, legs and shoulders. This includes a staggering 2,600 lb standing calf raise, a unique apparatus for lifting individuals overhead, and a 800 lb bench press.  A gallery of photos and short films  documenting these extraordinary feats of strength completes the display.

Electric-free acoustic instrument by Turkish Musician

The Yabahar is a new acoustic instrument designed by Istanbul-based musician Görkem Şen that emits music right out of a retro sci-fi movie, a remarkable feat considering there isn’t a bit of electricity involved. The Yabahar can be played in a variety of different ways using mallets or with a bow, relying on a combination of two drum-like membranes, long springs, and a tall fretted neck to create music. Like any instrument, it’s capable of producing sounds that run the gamut from “beautiful music” to “noise.” Give it a listen!
(Source: www.thisiscolossal.com)

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Dr. Masaru Emoto passed away

On October 17, 2014 famous scientist and creator of the water crystal pictures passed away in a hospital near his home in Japan. Two years ago Lilou Mace interviewed him in Hawai and to my knowledge this was the only time he spoke in English. To commemorate his life and work let’s watch again this interview.

Masaru Emoto was born in Yokohama in July 1943. He was a graduate of the Yokohama Municipal University’s department of humanities and sciences, with a focus on International Relations. In 1986, he established the IHM Corporation in Tokyo. In October of 1992, he received certification from the Open International University as a Doctor of Alternative Medicine. Subsequently he was introduced to the concept of micro cluster water in the US and Magnetic Resonance Analysis technology. The quest thus began to discover the mystery of water. He undertook extensive research of water around the planet, not so much as a scientific researcher, but more from the perspective of emotoan original thinker. At length, he realized that it was in the frozen crystal form, that water showed us its true nature. He has gained worldwide acclaim through his groundbreaking research and discovery, that water is deeply connected to our individual and collective consciousness. He is the author of the best-selling books Messages from Water, The Hidden Messages in Water, The True Power of Water and Love Thyself. He has now also authored two children’s books, The Secret of Water for the children of the world, and The Message from Water children’s version. He was a long-time advocate for peace in relation to water. He was also the head of I.H.M.General Research Institute and President Emeritus of the International Water for Life Foundation, a Not-for-Profit Organization.

By exposing water to a or piece of music, freezing it, and photographing the ice crystals formed, Dr. Emoto has shown that from beautiful words and music, come beautiful crystals, and from mean-spirited, negative words, come malformed and misshapen crystals. What is the significance? It becomes clear when we remember that the adult human body is approximately 70% water and infant bodies are about 90% water. We can be hurt emotionally and, as the water can be changed, for the worse physically by negativity. However, we are always closer to beauty when surrounded by positive thoughts, words, intentions and ultimately those vibrations. Masaru Emoto has studied water for over twenty years. Water has been Dr. Masaru Emoto’s passion.

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Ultraviolet light robot kills Ebola in two minutes

While vaccine makers and drug companies are rushing to bring medical interventions to the market that might address the Ebola pandemic, there’s already a technology available right now that can kill Ebola in just two minutes in hospitals, quarantine centers, commercial offices and even public schools. It’s called the Xenex Germ-Zapping Robot, and it was invented by a team of Texas doctors whose company is based on San Antonio. The Xenex Germ-Zapping Robot uses pulsed xenon-generated UV light to achieve what the company calls “the advanced environmental cleaning of healthcare facilities.” Because ultraviolet light destroys the integrity of the RNA that viruses are made of, it renders viruses “dead.” (Viruses aren’t really alive in the first place, technically speaking, so the correct term is “nonviable.”). Ebola, just like most other viruses, are quickly destroyed by UV light. That’s why Ebola likes to spread in dark places where sunlight doesn’t reach. (Think of Ebola as a “vampire” virus that feeds off human blood but shuns sunlight…) The Xenex robot destroys Ebola on surfaces in just two minutes, zapping them with a specific wavelength of UV light at concentrations that are 25,000 times higher than natural sunlight.

The reason I’m covering this medical technology is because I’m seriously impressed with the concept and the green technology behind it. The Xenex unit generates UV light using xenon — one of the noble gases — rather than toxic mercury. So there’s no toxic mercury to deal with, even when disposing of the equipment after its useful life. So many of the approaches to disinfection in hospitals today are based on harsh, toxic chemicals that pose a secondary risk to the health of hospital patients and staff. But UV light emitted by the Xenex robot leaves no chemical residue whatsoever and requires no chemical manufacturing plant to manufacture. This is truly “light medicine” because it disinfects using specific frequencies of light.

The Xenex UV robot is already being used in about 250 hospitals. That number is likely to increase dramatically due to the current global Ebola outbreak.

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