The corpse flower

I live near the world famous US botanical Garden (never mind they have ‘botanic’ in their name, my quibble)

I was listening to WETA classical radio yesterday evening and the elegant Nicole Lacroix had mentioned about this most fascinating ( well I felt that way after looking at it today ) flower

It is about to bloom – it smells like a corpse and

it is yuge! The wonderful Ricardo from Columbia who has been volunteering for our great institution is explains it

It is all they way from Indonesia !!

And the only time a public institution there are three flowers on display for the first time in history of USA !

“Beyond loyalty the harsh requirements of security”! – “Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds”.

openherimer

On July 14th 1954, the Physicists Robert Oppenheimer (1904 – 1967: easy way to remember is: 18th century beginning to next 75 years roughly. 1900s) was on Time Magazine’s cover .

Oppenheimer was the wartime head of the Los Alamos Laboratory and is among those who are credited with being the "father of the atomic bomb" for their role in the Manhattan Project, the World War II undertaking that developed the first nuclear weapons used in the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Time read as a caption: “Beyond loyalty the harsh requirements of security”!

After he had seen the fireball glowing after the bomb had been dropped. This quote has become infamous and it is actually chapter 11 verse 32 of the Bhagavad-Gita, a scripture which has been revered by Hindus for thousands of years.

He is said to have famously quoted on “Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds”.

July 16 1945 was the first atomic bomb test. August 9, 1945 the bomb was dropped on Nagasaki.

(One of the planes in the squadron – for the Bomb dropped on Hiroshima was called “Necessary Evil" flown by Captain. George W. Marquardt- his duties: Strike observation and photography)

The story of the Gita is that of Arjuna, a human prince who has been summoned to a war between princely cousins. Arjuna doesn't want to fight — not because he lacks courage, or skill, but because it is a war of succession, so his enemies are his own cousins, his friends, his teachers. Arjuna does not want to kill them. He confides in his charioteer, who turns out to be the god Krishna in a human form. The text of the Gita is mostly Krishna telling Arjuna why Arjuna must go to war, even if Arjuna does not want to do it.

Krishna's argument hinges on three points: 1. Arjuna is a soldier, and so it is his job — his duty — to wage war; 2. It is Krishna's job, not Arjuna's, to determine Arjuna's fate; 3. Arjuna must ultimately have faith in Krishna if he is going to preserve his soul.

Arjuna eventually starts to become convinced. He asks Krishna if he will show him his godlike, multi-armed form. Krishna obliges, showing Arjuna an incredible sight:

At Franklin Roosevelt’s funeral he read a passage from the Gita chapter 17 verse 3 ,

“Man is a creature whose substance is faith, what his faith is, he is”.

A thousand simultaneous suns

Arising in the sky

Might equal that great radiance,

With that great glory vie.

Arjuna is awestruck and spellbound:

Amazement entered him; his hair

Rose up; he bowed his head;

He humbly lifted folded hands,

And worshipped God. . . .

Source from here and here

You can listen to what trump said here 

"They will be met with fire and fury and frankly power the likes of which the world has never seen before,"

Hilarious!

israeleing dog poo

Israel was awesome when i had visited it and it was fun being checked for security for a couple of hour before I boarded the flight from JFK. they had a personal machine gun totting guy exclusively for Israeli airline El Al.

I did not know El Al even existed. And then i knew them- very nice and kind people. They had asked me the same question by three different people quite politely and nonchalantly. Then on guy was extremely surprised that i only travel with a backpack! He said – “Yoooo tak light travail to new lightness”

yes sir, But it is better than talking about dog – poo, na?

The above words translates too – you did not pick your dog poo!

according to BBC

Yair Netanyahu, 25, responded with an obscene gesture, a neighbour said on Facebook, after she told him to clear up the waste left in a Jerusalem park.

As the incident gained attention, Molad, an Israeli think-tank critical of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government, published an excoriating online article called Five Facts You Didn’t Know About Crown Prince Yair Netanyahu.

It questioned the cost of Yair’s lifestyle, highlighting the provision of round-the-clock security for the young Netanyahu at the taxpayers’ expense, his inclusion on his parents’ foreign trips and the fact that as an adult he lives at the Netanyahus’ official Jerusalem residence.

Yair Netanyahu responded in a Facebook post, accusing Molad of being “a radical, anti-Zionist organisation” and of printing “lies”.

He said the group should similarly criticise wrongdoings of other prime ministers’ offspring, including a son of Ehud Olmert, whom he said had “interesting relations with Palestinians” which, he alleged, had national security implications.

The post was signed off with emojis of a middle finger and a smiling poo…

HAHAH

Which reads –  … In the spirit of these days I have a message to all the members of the Foundation for the Destruction of Israel and their allies – “

Mr Olmert’s son Ariel struck back with a facetious Facebook post, introducing himself as his father’s “secret gay son” who “lived with a Palestinian and fled with him to France”.

He went on to say “In fact, this story is totally false. I love women, I live with one of them and we have a daughter”, before accusing Yair Netanyahu of “racism and homophobia”

One cannot just make this up!!

 

One cannot just make this up! – This is hilarious!

israeleing dog poo

Israel was awesome when i had visited it and it was fun being checked for security for a couple of hour before I boarded the flight from JFK. they had a personal machine gun totting guy exclusively for Israeli airline El Al.

I did not know El Al even existed. And then i knew them- very nice and kind people. They had asked me the same question by three different people quite politely and nonchalantly. Then on guy was extremely surprised that i only travel with a backpack! He said – “Yoooo tak light travail to new lightness”

yes sir, But it is better than talking about dog – poo, na?

The above words translates too – you did not pick your dog poo!

according to BBC

Yair Netanyahu, 25, responded with an obscene gesture, a neighbour said on Facebook, after she told him to clear up the waste left in a Jerusalem park.

As the incident gained attention, Molad, an Israeli think-tank critical of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government, published an excoriating online article called Five Facts You Didn’t Know About Crown Prince Yair Netanyahu.

It questioned the cost of Yair’s lifestyle, highlighting the provision of round-the-clock security for the young Netanyahu at the taxpayers’ expense, his inclusion on his parents’ foreign trips and the fact that as an adult he lives at the Netanyahus’ official Jerusalem residence.

Yair Netanyahu responded in a Facebook post, accusing Molad of being “a radical, anti-Zionist organisation” and of printing “lies”.

He said the group should similarly criticise wrongdoings of other prime ministers’ offspring, including a son of Ehud Olmert, whom he said had “interesting relations with Palestinians” which, he alleged, had national security implications.

The post was signed off with emojis of a middle finger and a smiling poo…

HAHAH

Which reads –  … In the spirit of these days I have a message to all the members of the Foundation for the Destruction of Israel and their allies – “

Mr Olmert’s son Ariel struck back with a facetious Facebook post, introducing himself as his father’s “secret gay son” who “lived with a Palestinian and fled with him to France”.

He went on to say “In fact, this story is totally false. I love women, I live with one of them and we have a daughter”, before accusing Yair Netanyahu of “racism and homophobia”

One cannot just make this up!!