Winter Holiday greetings from The Quake

san francisco & monterey bay areas | london | gran canaria | 2014

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happy new year 2014 [2557 thailand]
Happy Lunar New Year. Year of the Horse.


This reminds me of a visit to the UK back when it was shown around tea time, and I have to thank one of my younger relatives for watching this, or I would not have known about this Japanese show Takeshi's castle enhanced by English commentary. And who would fail to be terrified of the Japanese dinosaur. Be sure to replace any signs you may knock down as you flee.

About half a year ago I finally started viewing Breaking bad and I do think it's one of the most absorbing and well made tv programs ever. But then again I don't have a conventional TV hooked up [I have a modest flatscreen in storage somewhere] so don't take my word for it.

Battlefield: world war two documentaries which also ran on US public tv way back when.

The BBC's zealous suppression of it's own documentary on fracking means it's not worth posting you tube links to it anymore.

If they spent more time on making better documentaries rather than "protecting" their currently poor quality output, everybody would be better off. But there you go.

This woman's too long last name Keihanaikukauakahihuliheekahaunaele caused problems. Reminded me of quantum jump's lone ranger.

The war on "the war on drugs"
Recent article

Ex-cop on why to legalize drugs. Big forward steps in that direction thanks to two US states so far. "In these two states, Colorado and Washington, the sale and possession of marijuana is legal for both medical and non-medical use." [source: wikipedia]. I'm surprised progressive states like Oregon and our very own California are still holding the baby.

But such a long way to go to stop the madness of the phony war on drugs in the USA, Britain, and most other nations.

Yet now an entire nation moves in that direction starting April 2014. Major props to Uruguay and its current leader. Consumption of marijuana has been legal there since the 70's, but this goes to the next step where it becomes legal to supply. Indeed, the government plans to be a major player and of course the country benefits from the tax revenues.

Uruguay shows the way forward [guardian link] to ending the senseless drug wars [arizona daily star article]. Uruguay, the unsung country of south america?


An orange county, california woman who killed, dismembered and cooked her husband, then ate his body parts, told a parole board: "I am not a monster." Local newspaper reader terri b responded: "maybe he told her to make him dinner and she took it literally?"

Meanwhile, the BBC reported that a man in Britain who was asked to leave an all you can eat restaurant for "unacceptable behaviour" after eating five bowls of stir-fry, said he was accused of having a feeding frenzy.

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Likeable links
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the bay lights
roll dice online and here
free internet access for the city of santa clara
electric cars in paris

Usually reliable online TV streams
crtvg, galicia, espana, us feed
tvr britanny, france: big on stade rennais fc, rennes
tf1 nationwide france
dmc thai
tnn24 thai
elonce tv argentina
rte dublin, ireland
rtl muenchen deutschland dusseldorf, deutschland
telemolise southern italia
bbc britain
sfgovtv san francisco, usa

San Francisco & Monterey radio
kqed san francisco radio
kalw san francisco radio
kusp central coast public radio, santa cruz
kazu national public radio for the monterey bay


san francisco
arriving by luft


zen radio
radio buddha
om and 1 hr om
om mani padme hum
buddham sharanam gachchami
[namo tassa] bhagavato arahato sammæsambuddhassa
namo amitabha
the dhamma brothers
101.9 bbs radio, korea
awakened voice world buddhist radio tune in

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