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I WANT ALL OF YOU---PARTICULARLY THE GNI LADIES---TO LISTEN TO THIS BRIGHT, BEAUTIFUL, CHARMING AND ELOQUENT 56 YEAR OLD WOMAN GIVE A TALK AT THE 2014 TED CONFERENCE--WE'LL TALK ABOUT HER LATER IN THIS THREAD

 

 

 

In this intriguing talk, biologist Ameenah Gurib-Fakim introduces us to rare plant species from isolated islands and regions of Africa. Meet the shape-shifting benjoin; the baume de l'ile plate, which might offer a new treatment for asthma; and the iconic baobab tree, which could hold the key to the future of food. Plus: monkey apples.

 

Rev

DID YOU LISTEN TO HER TALK ? THE BRILLIANT AND ELOQUENT AMEENAH GURIB-FAKIM IS NOW THE FIRST FEMALE PRESIDENT OF MAURITIUS

 

 

* The Rev has deep respect and glowing admiration for accomplished women like Ameenah---lovely name by the way.

 

* I wonder if Americans are in the mood to elect a woman President in 2016 ? Congrats to the Mauritians.

 

* Click on the link if you are curious:

 

http://blog.ted.com/surprise-y...sident-of-mauritius/

 

Rev

PAGING MS. MIRAVER:

 

* You asked me a question about PUBLIC SPEAKING earlier in this thread.

 

* Did you listen to that TED TALK by the esteemed and scintillating Ms. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim ? It was quite compelling, wasn't it ?

 

* That's the way you give a public speech without harboring any fears.

 

* Be knowledgeable. Be sincere. Be brief. Be seated.

 

* Ameenah was all of those.

 

* Not sure about my fellow GNI posters, but the Rev thoroughly enjoyed listening to Ameenah.

 

* And by the way, she has a refreshing sense of humor. When she talked about the Resurrection Plant, for example---she said even Jesus has competition. I thought that was funny.

 

Rev

Originally Posted by Rev:
Originally Posted by Gilbakka:
 

Padna, when I was young like that girl, there weren't smartphones with mirror apps. I had to use a simple pocket mirror,

 

Gilly Bhai:

 

* It looks like you were a regular customer at Garmont and the other whorehouses on Lombard street in Guyana. Those diseased women had to have been infested. By the way gilbakka, how much did you pay for services back in those days ?hahaha

 

Rev

 

Bai, is not the way yuh mekking it out to be. Some of dat was involved but not much. Anyway, as yuh ask, it was $1 with skirts off, $2 with no clothes. I experimented only in 1970 and part 1971. After that, was real girlfriends. Now, I dare you to be more candid and honest than me.

UK prof says it's time to pitch erasers from classrooms so kids can learn from mistakes

Erasers are an ‘instrument of the devil’ and should be banned from classrooms, according to education expert Guy Claxton

CBC --- Erasers may look benign, but a cognitive scientist in the UK says beware what's inside your child's pencil case.

Guy Claxton, a visiting professor at King's College, London told British newspapers that "erasers are the instrument of the devil," this week. 

Claxton says we do need to rub out the idea that kids aren't allowed to make mistakes.

"The problem with erasers is, if you're not careful, they perpetuate an idea that to be successful you have to get things right the first time. And the eraser says if you didn't get it right the first time, rub it out and pretend that you did. So, the written record looks like you're smarter than you are."

He says the idea that work needs to be perfect is damaging to kids in the long run.

"It's as if we're training children to be little performers rather than little improvers, and in the long run that doesn't stand them in good stead. The international research is very clear that attitudes like persistence in the face of difficulty, curiosity, and imagination count for more in life than the grades that students get."

 

The man is mad. Imagine making a misteke,misteak,misstake...mistake.

Now imagininging,imiagne,immagene,  imagine this occuring often.

 

When any of my coworkers made a mistake, they freak out, start breaking out in freckles, hives whatever at the time, I would always say, "don't worry, mistakes are meant to be made, why do you think erasures are placed on the ends of pencils?"    They would smile and breathe easier.

 

Dis dam man trying fo screw up Iman werds, wirds, wurds, ...words of wisdom.

Originally Posted by Rev:

DID YOU LISTEN TO HER TALK ? THE BRILLIANT AND ELOQUENT AMEENAH GURIB-FAKIM IS NOW THE FIRST FEMALE PRESIDENT OF MAURITIUS

 

 

* The Rev has deep respect and glowing admiration for accomplished women like Ameenah---lovely name by the way.

 

* I wonder if Americans are in the mood to elect a woman President in 2016 ? Congrats to the Mauritians.

 

* Click on the link if you are curious:

 

http://blog.ted.com/surprise-y...sident-of-mauritius/

 

Rev

Very admirable lady, and she and Hilary Clinton are great role models for women everywhere.

 

I think more Indians were taken to Mauritius than anywhere else but am not sure, will check the data later. Indians in India are very aware of this and shot some movies there:  Souten, Chandi Sona, etc.

Originally Posted by Gilbakka:

UK prof says it's time to pitch erasers from classrooms so kids can learn from mistakes

 

 

* That's UK professor needs a lobotomy. What an incredibly dumb idea.

 

* Any 6 year old would tell that stupid professor that erasers are made for those who are willing to correct their mistakes.

 

* Oh well! 90% of professors are ordinary and mediocre---they have advanced degrees but little common sense and wisdom---that UK professor is among that 90%.

 

Rev

Originally Posted by Observer:
 

I think more Indians were taken to Mauritius than anywhere else but am not sure, will check the data later. Indians in India are very aware of this and shot some movies there:  Souten, Chandi Sona, etc.

 

 

* Read what Mark Twain had to say about Mauritius. He was right. It's a beautiful Island.

 

* You are right about the demographics---the majority of the population are Indo-Mauritians---who make up 68% of the population.

 

http://wikitravel.org/en/Mauritius

 

Rev

Originally Posted by Rev:
Originally Posted by Gilbakka:

UK prof says it's time to pitch erasers from classrooms so kids can learn from mistakes

 

 

* That's UK professor needs a lobotomy. What an incredibly dumb idea.

 

* Any 6 year old would tell that stupid professor that erasers are made for those who are willing to correct their mistakes.

 

* Oh well! 90% of professors are ordinary and mediocre---they have advanced degrees but little common sense and wisdom---that UK professor is among that 90%.

 

Rev

I do not mind that in early stages of learning they ditch the erasers. Most kids cannot write any thing well. Handwriting is being lost. My kids surprised me when I learnt they ( the girls especially who went to regular school. Son home schooled)  could not write cursive fluidly and when they did it was truly horrid. I actually had to take a couple of months to tutor them for an half an hour to an hour a couple of times a week teaching them to write cursive by tricking them it is calligraphy. Imagine the puffed cheeks I had initially  teaching them an obsolete art! Well, now they see the befit. The girls especially took it to heart and now like to write. I hate ugly writing. Writing well is not only easy with a few lessons but it is absolutely beautiful. I have mastered  a few including Carolingian, Irish half Uncial, Uncial, old English and the standard Spencerian we learnt in school. I think erasers and a lack of emphasis on formal penmanship has led to the decay of good writing habits

Originally Posted by Rev:
Originally Posted by Miraver:

Rev, I like that word "inimitable". 

I did say I'll try to contribute to your thread - here I go

i read recently that 8 out of 10 people fear public speaking. I can't recall where I read it. Does this hold true for you?

 

Mira:

 

* Isn't all speaking public speaking ? Whether you talk to one person or a thousand people, it's public speaking. If the Rev runs into you in New York city and we have a pleasant chat, that's public speaking, right ?

 

* Maybe the 8 in 10 people you mentioned---they likely fear standing in front of an audience and delivering a talk or speech.

 

* ACTUALLY THE FEAR OF PUBLIC SPEAKING IS CALLED GLOSSOPHOBIA.

 

* YOU ASKED IF THE REV HAS A FEAR OF PUBLIC SPEAKING.

 

* The answer is no---I think if you speak from the heart---if you know what you are talking about---and if you respect the people you are talking to----then there will be no fear speaking before an audience---Be sincere, be brief, and be seated. That's the key.

 

Rev

Come on Rev, you know fully well that I meant standing in front of an audience when I said, "public speaking" Anyway, I like your attempt at humor

 

Yes, I know this-  THE FEAR OF PUBLIC SPEAKING IS CALLED GLOSSOPHOBIA.

Originally Posted by Chameli:
Originally Posted by Rev:
Originally Posted by Chameli:

ummm..ravstah..u nah ansah de gyal question...u run aroung de bush kinda...hahah

 

* You have to learn chams Never answer a question directly until you understand the motive of the questioner.hahaha

 

Rev

hmmmmmmmmmmm...tip of the day...

Rev, fortunately, I had no motive (hidden reason) for asking the question about public speaking. I was merely trying to contribute to your thread and make polite conversation.

 

Cham, I won't recommend Rev's response as "tip of the day". 

Originally Posted by Rev:

PAGING MS. MIRAVER:

 

* You asked me a question about PUBLIC SPEAKING earlier in this thread.

 

* Did you listen to that TED TALK by the esteemed and scintillating Ms. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim ? It was quite compelling, wasn't it ?

 

* That's the way you give a public speech without harboring any fears.

 

* Be knowledgeable. Be sincere. Be brief. Be seated.

 

* Ameenah was all of those.

 

* Not sure about my fellow GNI posters, but the Rev thoroughly enjoyed listening to Ameenah.

 

* And by the way, she has a refreshing sense of humor. When she talked about the Resurrection Plant, for example---she said even Jesus has competition. I thought that was funny.

 

Rev

Miraver is answering the page:

I didn't look at that TED presentation as yet. I bet it is a good one.

 

 

Originally Posted by Stormborn:
 

I do not mind that in early stages of learning they ditch the erasers. Most kids cannot write any thing well. Handwriting is being lost. My kids surprised me when I learnt they ( the girls especially who went to regular school. Son home schooled)  could not write cursive fluidly and when they did it was truly horrid. I actually had to take a couple of months to tutor them for an half an hour to an hour a couple of times a week teaching them to write cursive by tricking them it is calligraphy. Imagine the puffed cheeks I had initially  teaching them an obsolete art! Well, now they see the befit. The girls especially took it to heart and now like to write. I hate ugly writing. Writing well is not only easy with a few lessons but it is absolutely beautiful. I have mastered  a few including Carolingian, Irish half Uncial, Uncial, old English and the standard Spencerian we learnt in school. I think erasers and a lack of emphasis on formal penmanship has led to the decay of good writing habits

 

Stormy:

 

* Nice post above!

 

* You just made me remember my father--he had beautiful handwriting. I have some of his books he owned in my library---he used to make notes in them---I'll have to go and admire his handwriting.

 

* Personally, my penmanship was always piss poor. I guess I never made the effort to learn how to write properly.

 

* This is nice penmanship:

 

 

Rev

 

 

Originally Posted by Rev:
Originally Posted by Observer:
 

I think more Indians were taken to Mauritius than anywhere else but am not sure, will check the data later. Indians in India are very aware of this and shot some movies there:  Souten, Chandi Sona, etc.

 

 

* Read what Mark Twain had to say about Mauritius. He was right. It's a beautiful Island.

 

* You are right about the demographics---the majority of the population are Indo-Mauritians---who make up 68% of the population.

 

http://wikitravel.org/en/Mauritius

 

Rev

During the Fall and Winter, I imagine myself on one of those beach chairs. It works wonders and helps get me through the bleak and dreary months.  

Originally Posted by Observer:
===

During the Fall and Winter, I imagine myself on one of those beach chairs. It works wonders and helps get me through the bleak and dreary months.  

 

Miss Observer:

 

* You surely have a lush and fertile imagination. Good for you. Congrats! You'll never be a lonely woman with such a feverishly inventive imagination.

 

Rev

Originally Posted by Observer:

Imagination suffices until I takean exotic vacation, so when I'm able to go it's doubly enjoyable. 

 

* DO YOU AGREE WITH THIS ?

 

 

* Therefore travel as much as you can, as far as you can, and as long as you can.

 

Rev

OK! YOU EXERCISE REGULARLY---YOU ACHIEVE YOUR FITNESS GOALS--YOU LOSE THE WEIGHT YOU WANTED TO LOSE---YOU'RE FIT AND TRIM

 

 

QUESTION:

 

* How long does it take to get out of shape if you start slacking up with your exercise/fitness program ?

 

ANSWER: Within a month or two you can see complete loss of all gains according to an exercise scientist--that's right! That how quickly you are back to being a lazy, overweight, lethargic slob again.

 

See Link:

 

http://www.businessinsider.com...-out-of-shape-2015-6

 

Rev

INVESTORS START TO PANIC AS A GLOBAL BOND MARKET CRASH BEGINS

 

 

Is the financial collapse that so many are expecting in the second half of 2015 already starting ?  Many have believed that we would see bonds crash before the stock market crashes, and that is precisely what is happening right now.  Since mid-April, the yield on 10 year German bonds has shot up from 0.05 percent to 0.89 percent.  But much of that jump has come this week.  Just a couple of days ago, the yield on 10 year German bonds was sitting at just 0.54 percent.  And it isn’t just Germany – bond yields are going crazy all over Europe.  So far, it is being estimated that global investors have lost more than half a trillion dollars, and there is much more room for these bonds to fall.  In the end, the overall losses could be well into the trillions even before the stock market collapses.

 

READ MORE:

 

http://theeconomiccollapseblog...-market-crash-begins

 

Rev

THE CENTRAL BANKS ARE LOSING CONTROL OF THE FINANCIAL MARKETS

 

 

Every great con game eventually comes to an end.  For years, global central banks have been manipulating the financial marketplace with their monetary voodoo.  Somehow, they have convinced investors around the world to invest tens of trillions of dollars into bonds that provide a return that is way under the real rate of inflation.  For quite a long time I have been insisting that this is highly irrational.  Why would any rational investor want to put money into investments that will make them poorer on a purchasing power basis in the long run?  And when any central bank initiates a policy of “quantitative easing”, any rational investor should immediately start demanding a higher rate of return on the bonds of that nation.  Creating money out of thin air and pumping into the financial system devalues all existing money and creates inflation.  Therefore, rational investors should respond by driving interest rates up.  Instead, central banks told everyone that interest rates would be forced down, and that is precisely what happened.  But now things have shifted.  Investors are starting to behave more rationally and the central banks are starting to lose control of the financial markets, and that is a very bad sign for the rest of 20

 

READ MORE:

 

http://theeconomiccollapseblog...he-financial-markets

 

Rev

SALMA HAYEK: WOMEN REALLY LIKE BEING CALLED "HOT" AFTER 40

 

 Salma Hayek

 

 

SALMA HAYEK SAYS:

 

"You know makes you 'hot'? When you have the hots for someone," she says. "I have the hots for my husband, and that keeps you, I think that keeps that in you. When you like somebody it comes out of you, almost naturally, and you're motivated. Love motivates you."

 

http://www.people.com/article/...s-choice-awards-2015

 

 

* Very interesting comments from Ms Hayek above. I guess when you see women who are quarrelsome, combative, and bad-tempered---Salma says those women have no "HOTS" in their lives.LOL

 

Rev

YAHOO NEWS: GUYANA WARNS VENEZUELA ON MARITIME DISPUTE

 

 

Georgetown (Guyana) (AFP) - Guyana warned Monday it would "vigorously" resist any attempt by Venezuela to enforce a new claim over coastal waters where Exxon Mobil recently announced an important oil find.

 

* Oh raaaassss! Venezuela better don't mess with the new PNC government. Is war dem playing wid. President Granger ready to nuke the Venezuelans.

 

See link:

 

http://news.yahoo.com/guyana-w...spute-152828677.html

 

Rev

Originally Posted by Rev:

YAHOO NEWS: GUYANA WARNS VENEZUELA ON MARITIME DISPUTE

 

 

Georgetown (Guyana) (AFP) - Guyana warned Monday it would "vigorously" resist any attempt by Venezuela to enforce a new claim over coastal waters where Exxon Mobil recently announced an important oil find.

 

* Oh raaaassss! Venezuela better don't mess with the new PNC government. Is war dem playing wid. President Granger ready to nuke the Venezuelans.

 

See link:

 

http://news.yahoo.com/guyana-w...spute-152828677.html

 

Rev

we have some ppp ministers to trade 

PAGING STORMBORN:

 

READ THIS:

 

 

* Stormy bai--Salma Hayek was 100% right:

 

Women who are quarrelsome, combative, and bad-tempered---Salma says those women have no "HOTS" in their lives.

 

* Good luck Stormborn---there is a saying in Guyana---"you meet yuh meter."hahaha

 

* The POSER is one testy, prickly and vinegary woman.hahaha

 

Rev

Originally Posted by Rev:

SALMA HAYEK: WOMEN REALLY LIKE BEING CALLED "HOT" AFTER 40

 

 Salma Hayek

 

 

SALMA HAYEK SAYS:

 

"You know makes you 'hot'? When you have the hots for someone," she says. "I have the hots for my husband, and that keeps you, I think that keeps that in you. When you like somebody it comes out of you, almost naturally, and you're motivated. Love motivates you."

 

http://www.people.com/article/...s-choice-awards-2015

 

 

* Very interesting comments from Ms Hayek above. I guess when you see women who are quarrelsome, combative, and bad-tempered---Salma says those women have no "HOTS" in their lives.LOL

 

Rev

I keep looking at dat dam picture, you know I can see her breathing, hmmm

Originally Posted by Chameli:
Originally Posted by Observer:

Revvy, what in the world is going on in that thread?? Looks like someone wants to crush you and Stormy with a battering ram.   

Observer, u are looking at a courtship

She reminds me of Artemis and friends.  

Originally Posted by cain:
Originally Posted by Rev:

SALMA HAYEK: WOMEN REALLY LIKE BEING CALLED "HOT" AFTER 40

 

 

 Salma Hayek

 

 

SALMA HAYEK SAYS:

 

"You know makes you 'hot'? When you have the hots for someone," she says. "I have the hots for my husband, and that keeps you, I think that keeps that in you. When you like somebody it comes out of you, almost naturally, and you're motivated. Love motivates you."

 

http://www.people.com/article/...s-choice-awards-2015

 

 

* Very interesting comments from Ms Hayek above. I guess when you see women who are quarrelsome, combative, and bad-tempered---Salma says those women have no "HOTS" in their lives.LOL

 

Rev

I keep looking at dat dam picture, you know I can see her breathing, hmmm

Check out her dance at the Titty Twister in Tarantino's "From Dusk Till Dawn"...nice guitar lead also!!!

Originally Posted by Observer:
Originally Posted by Chameli:

OMG...dat gyal artemis turn paralegal too...hmmmmmmm

Artemis uses those same funny picture inserts (Queen Liz sticking up her fingers etc.) on another site she posts on.  

Amral don't let anyone fite Arte. He cuddles and protects her. Last time we had a throw down she left complaining I am beating up on a fatherless child.

 

In any event, Arte is bright and while a truly flaky and resourceful cuss bird,  is a few shades less paranoid and by that a bit on the nicer side than this one. 

Originally Posted by Stormborn:
Originally Posted by cain:
Originally Posted by Rev:

SALMA HAYEK: WOMEN REALLY LIKE BEING CALLED "HOT" AFTER 40

 

 

 Salma Hayek

 

 

SALMA HAYEK SAYS:

 

"You know makes you 'hot'? When you have the hots for someone," she says. "I have the hots for my husband, and that keeps you, I think that keeps that in you. When you like somebody it comes out of you, almost naturally, and you're motivated. Love motivates you."

 

http://www.people.com/article/...s-choice-awards-2015

 

 

* Very interesting comments from Ms Hayek above. I guess when you see women who are quarrelsome, combative, and bad-tempered---Salma says those women have no "HOTS" in their lives.LOL

 

Rev

I keep looking at dat dam picture, you know I can see her breathing, hmmm

Check out her dance at the Titty Twister in Tarantino's "From Dusk Till Dawn"...nice guitar lead also!!!

She kept her clothes on...what da hell?

 

Nice guitar work for sure and that girl sure is one sexy mama.

Originally Posted by cain:
Originally Posted by Stormborn:
Originally Posted by cain:
Originally Posted by Rev:

SALMA HAYEK: WOMEN REALLY LIKE BEING CALLED "HOT" AFTER 40

 

 

 Salma Hayek

 

 

SALMA HAYEK SAYS:

 

"You know makes you 'hot'? When you have the hots for someone," she says. "I have the hots for my husband, and that keeps you, I think that keeps that in you. When you like somebody it comes out of you, almost naturally, and you're motivated. Love motivates you."

 

http://www.people.com/article/...s-choice-awards-2015

 

 

* Very interesting comments from Ms Hayek above. I guess when you see women who are quarrelsome, combative, and bad-tempered---Salma says those women have no "HOTS" in their lives.LOL

 

Rev

I keep looking at dat dam picture, you know I can see her breathing, hmmm

Check out her dance at the Titty Twister in Tarantino's "From Dusk Till Dawn"...nice guitar lead also!!!

She kept her clothes on...what da hell?

 

Nice guitar work for sure and that girl sure is one sexy mama.

Here is the guitar piece from beginning...the girl also

Originally Posted by Chameli:

some of her body look is from cosmetic surgery...lipo and rhinoplasty

she is definitely beautiful...i recall someone telling his wife not to worry, the only woman he will ever leave hr for is Salma Hayek!!! lol

 

* That someone had impeccable and flawless taste in women. Bet his wife also beguiled him. That's why he got away with saying what he said.

 

* Anyway, which man won't be ensnared by a woman who thinks this way:

 

 

Rev

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