How a pet found a new home

Today I went searching for lost treasure in my attic. I was searching for particular documents in storage to be frank. (Hi Frank) When I discovered a very large and green hissing python in the corner of the attic. I quickly ran downstairs and tried not to crap myself. Then jumped online to find a snake catcher. I called Robert Watson who turned out to be extremely professional and arrived quickly.

Although I found later that due to the animal being native he was not allowed by law to relocate it very far away. The new snakes home will be within 5 kilometres! Not far enough away for me! However I think the likelihood of it returning again will be very slim.

So if this happens to you give him a call, he really is a great guy and gave me some very helpful tips to making sure it doesn’t happen again. 🙂

Walk the talk. Do what you’ve always been talking about!

Every one of us has something that we really want to do, but never find the time, or the energy, or the money… There is always something which seems to stand in the way. For some people it’s travel, for others it’s exercise and diet, some more time with the kids.

When I used to play paint-ball, I had a few nick names, preach, teach, preacher, lips…I love to talk about things I believe in. The subject that I’ve found myself telling people about the most the last few years is longevity research. If you CURE cancer and CURE heart disease, it adds 7 years to our life expectancy. 100,000 people died yesterday from age. Yes, 100,000 real live people. They didn’t die from starvation, they didn’t die from aids, they died from age. Why not work on something that can give us 3.5 years? 7.5 years?

You can only cure cancer once. You can add 3 years to your life expectancy more than once. (to verify the 3 and 7 year numbers, google “s jay olshansky”) It’s an actuarial fact among folks that know what actuarial means I’d guess. I definitely never ever knew that curing cancer would be worth only about 3 years. Wow.

So I went a few years preaching and preaching about it, the world didn’t change. About 2 years ago I started donating my computers time to cure disease at http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org and I felt a lot better. It felt WONDERFUL knowing that I was no longer just talking, but doing, making the world a better place.

So I made the next step. I decided to dedicate my life to the combat and elimination of age related diseases wherever possible. My fiancée (who I’m sooo lucky wants to do the same thing!) and I bought our tickets for Cambridge, England and our tickets to the SENS3 conference, sept. 6-10, the largest conference in the world with a focus on age related disease and prevention.

I met up with Aubrey de Grey (buy his book!) before the show with the aim of finding where I would fit best in helping progress happen. I volunteered to take charge of the video of the event and Ray Kurzweil’s video conference with us. I bought a tripod, hooked up my handy Sony SR8, and got to work. The 5 day event went great, and except for the heat in the projection booth, the accommodations were excellent. Cambridge really is a beautiful city.

After the show I copied the 300 gigs of hi-definition video to 2 hard drives for the directors to work on. I knew in the back of my head how hard it is to edit hidef video, and figured I would get started on it myself to cut down on their work load. I got to work on my laptop and it wasn’t going fast enough, so I bought/built a quad-core q6600 and over-clocked it to 3.2ghz. Now I can encode the movies in 2x real time instead of slower than real time. Editing and separating the 79 different speakers talks, and sometimes even figuring out what to name them, is much harder and time consuming than I thought.

I’ve uploaded some of the videos to this site already, and am distributing ones without watermarks on them directly to the good folks at mprize.org. I’ve been spending all day and all night every day working on this. I will be very very proud when I’m done, as some of these talks were AMAZING. Truly amazing talks on technology that we really will be using in the next 5 years. You have to check out the nanotechnology molecular band aid (Rutledge Ellis-Behnke). Stops bleeding instantly without coagulation. No more bleeding out on the operating table.

The moral of the story is! If there’s something you’ve always been talking about doing. I can’t stress enough to you how great you will feel once you’ve done it! Finally making the move from talking to walking is a life changing event. As long as your peer group or loved ones supports you, it’s one that sticks!

Here’s a video of no scientific value at all, but I’m proud of! Me running the Ray Kurzweil video conference on my little Sony TX and Logitech web-cam. How awesome is technology these days!

Fake passports used in Extortion of US citizen in Panama

If you’ve been keeping track of the latest tragedy in Panama, the  plight of Richard J Schueler vs an uphill battle of corruption and criminal tactics in the effort to recoup his home and life savings, you probably read about the fake passports. Here is a copy of the email received by Mr.Schueler prior to his journey to testify against the criminals at the district attorney’s office in Panama.

In an final attempt in a long line of threats to keep Mr. Schueler from testifying in Panama and claiming his rights as a victim in person, they sent the following threatening email along with 3 copies of 2 fake passports.
Here are the 3 attachments, watermarked so they can’t be used for evil.

Here is the email with full ip headers that sent them:
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Dear Ricky, Having fake passports WITH fingerprints on them. BIG FELONY. Saying somebody else did that with your immigration pictures and finding that in those pictures you were bearded (different in the PASSPORT) is a BIG LIE no one BOUGHT. We just want you to know that you don’t need to be hiring those expensive SECURITY BODYGUARDS, no body wants to harm you, you can be positive that Panama is a safe country. Of course, the same as in the U.S. there are always incidents but is not something that will justified hiring a personal army, because that would really be scary. In the legal aspects, LAWSON has been doing a great job, is not fare for you to be sending him to be talking to CASTILLO or Argentina, or spending 6,000 or worst115,000.00. CARRILLO, he is definitely a good lawyer, he does deserve that amount or more. He s definitely a great lawyer.Please let us know the day that you are coming because its not nice to have somebody 24 hours waiting at the D. A. and in the airport. That isn’t NICE. We promises that we just want you to come and tell the truth.Of course although we considered our self your friends, we can not interfere with the justice, but we are sure you can handle those 4 situations because you have such and excellent and efficient lawyer.Tell Brat that he is no longer our friend, not only because he lied, but because the first time he left panama he just took a plane and did not call the office. (March, 4, 2007, flight447 COPA AIRLINES). Then like if he was pissed with us, he gets in a plane and does not call, and then just when we were trying to see him, he gets on Flight 266 of Copa Airlines on June 4 at 600.p.m., and leave us like if we weren’t friends. (is he Mexican). We just wants to tell you that you are WELCOME TO VISIT PANAMA, you don’t need security services (also sometimes they are the traitors). But in case you insist, be sure that LAWSON AND they can go inside customs and immigration, because that way they might prevent that authorities might treat you as a criminal (unless you use another one of your passports) and then just take you in a secret police black van, straight to a prison.This is just an advice, Because as the song says THATS WHAT FRIEND ARE FOR.Please tell your friend not to get in trouble, the law can be tough and severe. Good Luck