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California`s strong economic performance relative to other industrialized economies is driven by worker productivity

Califorias economy is bigger than the United Kingdom. If California were a country, it would be the fifth largest economy in the world. Wow! That is pretty impressive. California is home to four of the worlds ten richest people.

Its also home to four of the worlds ten largest companies by market cap. California has nearly 40 million residents and is the most populous state in the United States. Its GDP rose by $127 billion from 2016 to 2017, and their GDP surpassed $2,7 billion, according to federal data.

The United Kingdom has 65 million residents. Thats 25 million more than California, but interestingly it has a smaller GDP. The UKs capital and largest city is London, a global city and financial centre with an urban are the population of 10,3 million.

Californias economic juggernaut is concentrated in coastal metropolises around San Francisco, San Jose, Los Angeles and San Diego. It has 12 percent of the U.S population but contributed 16 percent of the countrys job growth between 2012 and 2017.

California`s strong economic performance relative to other industrialized economies is driven by worker productivity.

All economic sectors in California is growing, except agriculture, and financial services and real estate are the best sectors. Second is the information sector, which includes many technology companies.

California is known for being rich in gold and pearls, and the gold rush starting in 1848 led to dramatic social and demographic changes, with large-scale emigration from the east and abroad with an accompanying economic boom.

That`s 170 years ago.

Now, you can clearly see another boom; a tech boom. California has a thriving technology sector in Silicon Valley. The worlds smartest tech brains are there. So are the biggest tech companies. But the worlds entertainment capital can also be found in Hollywood, California.

All this makes California a global trendsetter in popular culture, innovation and politics. It is the origin of the film industry, the hippie counterculture, the internet and the personal computer, among others.

The San Francisco Bay Area and the Greater Los Angeles Area are widely seen as the centers of the global technology and entertainment industries. Many of the richest people live in San Francisco and the nation`s highest GDP per capita in 2016 was $94,000.

We have a revolution going on. So was it 150 years ago. The industrial revolution started in England. It was the name given to the first factory automation initially in the manufacture of Textiles. At that time, many current US state capitals did not exist.

At that time, London was the biggest city in the world, and England was the biggest trading nation. England produced more steel than the rest of the world put together, and steam engine driven trains were rapidly taking over long distance travel.

150 years ago saw a prolific range of inventions around electricity, culminating in the inventions of the electric light bulb and the electric motor.

Inventors in this field at this time were; Frenchmen Volta (1800 the Volt) and then Ampere (the Amp) followed by Oersted, Faraday and Maxwell. These inventors in Europe were followed by the American Edison probably the most prolific inventor of all time (1847 – 1931).

Edison produced the electric light bulb, the first public supply of electricity, the gramophone, the movies and the thermionic valve-later the triode.

English physicist Sir Joseph Wilson Swan also independently invented the electric light bulb (1860). He also invented Bromide paper (1876) still used today for photographic prints.

150 years ago telephone technology was invented. Initially the transmission of coded text messages over copper wire between England and France by Morse Code and then in the US Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone to carry voice over the same wires in 1875.

Englishman Charles Darwin publishes his theory of «Origin of Species by means of natural selection» (Now of course supported by genetics. Then dangerous and revolutionary thinking flying in the face of the accepted «Creation» in the Bible.

Now, California and Silicon Valley is the place to be. A place with economic growth which is higher than the United Kingdom. This is an evolution.

 

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20 years since the Swedish DJ, Remixer, Producer and Songwriter Denniz Pop past away

Sweden is one of the biggest music exporter, and Denniz Pop is the main reason for that. Denniz Pop made hit after hit after hit, but suddenly it all stopped in 1998. Tragically he left us all very early in August 30, 1998 after less than a year of struggle against his stomach cancer.

Denniz Pop`s real name is Dag Krister Volle and his nickname was Dagge. He was born on 26 April 1963 to the Norwegian immigrants Jarl Gregar Volle and Anna Volle (neè Innsto).

 

(This is how one of the first SweMix record labels looked like in the 80`s. I have many of them in my own record collection. Good memories)

 

Much people around the world doesnt know who Denniz Pop is. They have never heard of him, but thats how he liked it. He didn`t want to stand in the spotlight, and very few in Main Stream Media wrote about him.

He started his career as a DJ in the early 80s in Stockholm and he quickly became one of the most well-known DJs in the Stockholm dance scene, and he was a great inspiration to many new DJ`s and to some he was probably THE reason they wanted to become a DJ.

People wanted to do all these great things that Denniz Pop was doing, Another famous Swedish DJ was Robert Watz, who is one half of the successful RobnRaz. He said Denniz Pop was the inspiration and the best disc jockey in Sweden!

In 1985, Denniz Pop and Robert Watz came up with the idea of creating a remix service like DMC (Disco Mix Club), and a year later they started SweMix which was founded by Denniz Pop, Renè Hedemyr (Remixer of Roxette), Stonebridge (the man behind Robin S and Show me love), Emil Hellman (Army of Lovers), Rob Below and JJ.

Denniz Pop fast became one of Swedens most wanted remixers. He always had this ear for how things should sound to be perfect and in his remixes he could put in a small sample of another record. As a former DJ I can remember his remix of Michael Jacksons Billy Jean, which he used time stretching.

In 1989 SweMix started to sign own artists and the company was divided into SweMix Records & Publishing and SweMix Productions. Dr Alban was one of the first artist to be signed and his debut single «Hello Africa» became a worldwide hit.

Dr Alban and Denniz Pop became famous all over the world and there is no doubt that it is because of Denniz Pop. He knew how it should sound like. Now, they started to earn a lot of money. About 50% of the income went to SweMix and the rest of the crew who were just sitting there drinking coffee. That wasn`t fair.

Denniz Pop didnt like that, so in 1992, SweMix splits up when Denniz Pop and Tom Talomaa startes their own record label called Cheiron. This is were things really starts to be big. Really big. Denniz Pop produced Dr Albans second album called «It`s my life».

The song «It`s my life» became a MegaHit. So was it for “No Coke”, “One love” and “Sing Hallelujah”, and Denniz Pop became a big name in the business and got lots of offers to produce and write music for other artists. A year later he produced Ace of Base and made the song «All that she wants».

It doesnt stop here. A year later he produced hits after hits for E-Type and Leila K. Later on, he made MegaHits for Backstreet Boys. He made a hit for Robyn, Papa Dee, Army of Lovers, Rednex, Real McCoy and Michael Jackosons nephews 3T album, while he also worked with Michael Jackson in the studio.

In 1998 he receives his first Grammy award (Swedish Music Industry Award). He got the jury`s special Honor Award, for all his great work and successes which placed Swedish Dance Music on the world map and have made Sweden the Third largest music exporting country in the world, after U.S and U.K.

Denniz Pop was too ill to receive the award in person because of his cancer, but everyone agrees to the fact that he was worth it, and people said;

«Denniz Pop was THE reason that the Swedish Dance Music became such a big export.»

Denniz Pop got the information in December 1997 that he had cancer and he was operated just weeks later. He was quite well until July 1998 when he very fast got worse and sadly past away on Sunday August 30, 1998. Thats excatly one year after Princess Dianas death.

It’s nice to hear how Max Martin keeps Denniz Pops memory and their special sound alive in worldwide hits. He made Britney Spears «Baby one more time» and during the 1999 MTV European Music Awards, Britney dedicated that award to the loving memories of Denniz Pop.

Britney Spears also had the following dedication to Denniz Pop in her album called «Baby one more time»;

To Denniz Pop; Your memory lives on in the beautiful music you wrote for me. Thank you.»

In 2016, Denniz Pop was honored and elected into the Swedish Music Hall of Fame. The Jury motivated the election;

«Denniz Pop; Sweden has during the past 25 years positioned itself as the world`s leadin country for pop music along with the US and Britain. A large part of this development can be traced to one single person; Dag «Denniz Pop» Volle (1963-1998) from Botkyrka Municipality. Denniz Pop was a record store clerk and disc jockey who transferred his youths intensive music listening (what makes certain songs catch?) and dance floor studies in the field (what makes people dance?) to, without playing any instrument, start creating his own music with the help of initially record players and then computers.

Denniz Pop created a new way to make music. A non-hierarchical teamwork with different specialists called in. An operation method that changed and shaped today`s international pop music. One of Dennis Pop proteges, Martin «Max Martin» Sandberg, became the most successful pop-maker in the world since Paul McCartney and John Lennon. Everywhere on the radio today, echoes are heard of Denniz Pop.»

It is also nice to see that in 2013, Denniz Pop Awards was founded and it`s run by former Cheiron members, co-workers, friends and family with the goal of helping new songwriters, producers and artists continue the legacy Denniz Pop once started.

Every year the Award is given to aspiring talents in the music industry. Notable winners include Swedish House Mafia and Avicii.

Avicii is another young Swedish DJ and producer who passed away on Friday last week. Denniz Pop was 35 and Avicii was only 28 years old. Two great DJ`s. Two great producers. Both from Stockholm. Both had big success, and both of them got stomach problems that stopped their work.

I will write more about Avicii (Tim Bergling) later on.

On August 30, 2018, it is 20 year since Denniz Pop past away. I really hope former SweMix and Cheiron members along with others in the Swedish Music Industry can find a moment this year to honor Denniz Pop.

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Is this the beginning of the apocalypse and will Jesus descend to Syria and Damascus?

This is not the first time we have seen a chemical attack in Syria. Five years ago, former president Barrack Obama had to deal about it, and now it is Trump`s turn to something. Mr Trump said the United States will make «major decisions» about its response over the next 24 to 48 hours.

“It was an atrocious attack”, Mr Trump said. It was horrible five years ago, and it is still horrible. Mr Trump are studying the situation extremely closely and he will meet the military leaders to make any decisions.

 

 

“Were talking about humanity," Trump said. "And it cant be allowed to happen. Well be looking at that barbaric act and studying whats going on.” The Pentagon chief said he would not rule out a U.S military strike against Syria in response to a suspected poison gas.

Trump`s new national security adviser, John Bolton, had his first day on job on Monday, and he has previously advocated military action against Syria.

The poison attack on Saturday took place in a rebel-held town near Damascus amid a resumed offensive by Syrian government forces after the collapse of a truce. A day later, Israel conducted an airstrike on a Bashar al-Assad air base in Syria.

What in the world is going on in Syria?

King David, during his war against the Arameans, captured the city Damascus (Samuel 8:5-6). Later, it was conquered by Rezon, who cast off Israelite sovereignty during Solomon`s reign, and made it the capitol of the Aram-Damascus kingdom (1 Kings 11:23).

It remained the capitol until it was destroyed by the Assyrians in 732 BC. After the Assyrians, Damascus was taken over by the Chaldeans, then the Persians, then the Greeks.

Damascus was conquered by Alexander the Great, and after the death of Alexander in 323 BC, Damascus became the site of a struggle between the Seleucid and Ptolemaic empires. In 64 BC, the Roman general Pompay annexed the western part of Syria. In the New testament era there was a large Jewish community living in Damascus, as well as a Christian community.

In 1516, the Ottoman Turks came and remained for the next 400 years. Damascus had 10,423 households at that time. Under Ottoman rule, Christians and Jews were considered dhimmis (Non-Muslims) and were allowed to practice their religious precepts.

Islam is the dominant religion in Syria, and the majority of Muslims are Sunni while Alawites and Twelver Shi`a comprise sizeable minorities. Damascus is the capitol of Syria, north of Israel, and today, Damascus is the largest city of Syria with an estimated population of about 1,5 million people.

A closer look at the bible tells us that the great evangelist, Paul, converted to Christianity when traveling on a road to Damascus. Saul (later known as Paul) was on his way to Damascus to persecute Christians when he was blinded by a light from the presence of Jesus. He spent three days in Damascus, blind, until Jesus sent a disciple named Ananias to Saul.

Through Ananias, Jesus restored Saul`s sight, and baptized him. Damascus was the city in which Paul began his work as a great evangelist, teaching people in Asia, Africa and Europe about Jesus. This is where the conversion of Paul the Apostle comes in.

The conversion of Paul the Apostle, was, according to the New Testament, an event in the life of Paul the Apostle that led him to cease persecuting early Christians and to become a follower of Jesus. It is normally dated to AD 33-36. The phrases Pauline conversion, Damascene conversion and Damascus Christophany, and road to Damascus allude to this event.

The phrase «road to Damascus» is an English idiom that means an important point in a person`s life where a great change of ideas or beliefs takes place. The idiom comes from the Christians Bible (Acts of the Apostles, Chapter 9). It refers to the conversation of Saul of Tarsus (a.k.a St Paul) to Christianity while travelling to Damascus.

Many people around the world claim that jesus will descend in Damascus and not in Jerusalem.

The Second Coming is a Christian and Islamic belief regarding the future return of Jesus Christ after his incarnation and ascension to heaven about two thousand years ago.

The idea is based on Messianic prophecies found in the canonical gospels and is part of most Christian eschatological. Views about the nature of Jesus` Second Coming vary among Christian denomination and among individual Christians.

Most English versions of the Nicene Creed include the following statements: «…..he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in his glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end….. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.»

According to historian Charles Freeman, early Christians expected Jesus to return within a generation of his death and the non-occurrence of the second coming surprised the early Christian communities.

“Children, it is the last hour, and just as you heard that Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrist have appeared, from this w know that it is the last hour.”

The Second Coming of Jesus Christ is the hope of believers that God is in control of all things, and is faithful to the promises and prphecies in His Word. In His first coming, Jesus Christ came to earth as a baby in a manger in Bethlehem, just as prophesied.

Jesus fulfilled many of the prophecies of the Messiah during His birth, life, ministry death, and resurrection. However, there are some prophecies regarding the Messiah that Jesus has not yet fulfilled.

The Second Coming of Christ will be the return of Christ to fulfill these remaining prophecies. In His first coming, Jesus was suffering Servant..

In His second coming, Jesus will be the conquering King.

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“The destroy Trump Media” continue with its fake news and it is all a character assassination

“The destroy Trump Media” continue with its fake news, but it doesn`t work on everybody. Some people are beginning to be sick and tired of it because they are smarter than the mainstream media, and the biggest loser seems to be CNN that have a massive credibility crisis.

Mainstream Media keep pushing lies and only morons belive in it. Kaya Jones , best known for her work performing with the Pussycat Dolls, joined the National Diversity Coalition for Trump as its Native American Ambassador, said the fake stories is horrible.

Princess Dianas brother Charles Spencer said "I always believed the press would kill her in the end. But not even I could belive they would take such a direct hand in her death as seems to be the case. I would appear that every proprietor and every editor of every publication that has paid for intrusive and exploitative photographs of her, encouraging greedy and ruthless individuals to risk everything in pursuit of Dianas image, has blood on his hands today.

There is no doubt that she was looking for a new direction in her life at this time. She talked endlessly of getting away from England, mainly because of the treatment that she received at the hands of the newspapers. I don’t think she ever understood why her genuinely good intentions were sneered at by the media, why there appeared to be a permanent quest on their behalf to bring her down. It is baffling.

My own and only explanation is that genuine goodness is threatening to those at the opposite end of the moral spectrum. It is a point to remember that of all the ironies about Diana, perhaps the greatest was this – a girl given the name of the ancient goddess of hunting was, in the end, the most hunted person of the modern age.”

What “The Destroy Trump Media” is doing is 100% pure character assassination.

 

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Pilotless flying car called Cora is planned to be launched in the next three years

We have long been talking about flying cars. For some people it sounds crazy. Those who are laughing at flying cars are also scared of the coming self-driving cars. A car without a driver. And it is just around the corner.

You don`t need a pilot. The new self-flying car has three independent flight computers and can continue to navigate if one fails. The rotors on the self-flying car works independently and if all of them fails, the vehicle has a parachute for landing in a pinch.

 

 

Kitty Hawk is the name of the company developing the new self-flying car called Cora. The company is founded by Alphabet and Google CEO Larry Page.

Last year, Kitty Hawk released footage of a prototype aircraft that flew over water, and yesterday they unveiled its commercial plane. They are now working with the New Zealand government to commercialize its air taxis. Just like Uber, but in skies.

Cora is autonomous and can travel at 150 kmh. Not only that; it is all-electric with a range of 100 kilometers. On top of that; it takes ofF and lands vertically which means you dont have to worry about building thousands of runways. Its like a helicopter, so you just need a rooftop or so.

Cora is self-piloting, so you don`t need a pilot license, and unlike cars on the road, it travels in a straight line and it will never have to stop at a traffic light.

Minister for research, science and innovation for New Zealand, Megan Woods, said that Cora fits in with New Zealand`s aim of having net zero emissions by 2050. Kitty Hawk is operating in New Zealand as Zephyr Airworks.

Kitty Hawk is one of two self-driving-car companies Larry Page have invested in. But they are not alone on the market. Uber is collaborating with NASA to make its flying cars, and Chinese company Ehang is developing an all-electric passenger drone.

Smaller start-ups targeting pilotless passenger aircraft include Lilium, Terrafugia and Joby. At the end of last year, Munich-based Lilium raised $90m from Tencent and venture firms including Niklas Zennstroms Atomico and Evan Williams Obvious Ventures.

According to a poll by Reuters/Ipsos, two-third of Americans are uncomfortable with the idea of self-driving cars. It sounds scary, but Axa, the insurance company, carried out a crash test on autonomous vehicles.

Axa said in a report that about 90 percent of car accidents recorded in Switzerland were caused by the driver. So, if you remove the driver from the car, you could potentially remove 90 percent of the accidents.

We are just a few years away from self-driving cars and self-flying cars being part of the major traffic. Kitty Hawk are planning to launch its fleet of flying taxis in the next three years.

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