And I came across one of those Awake magazines the other day, that are the same as those Watchtower magazines, those little newspapers that I usually see Jehovah Witnesses selling everywhere on street corners and in the subways throughout my travel in that city of New York. And this one was left sitting on a subway train car, as I usually see them strewn everywhere on the streets. And the photos on the covers of their magazines are always interesting. And the photo on the cover of this edition was titled “Should You Fear The Future? And Awake and Watchtower are one of those Jehovah Witness religious publications that I would assume most everyone may have heard of at some point, maybe. And the beginning of the text and passage on page one of this edition read something like:
Why Many Despair. Around the world, disturbing trends are causing fear of the future. In a growing number of cities, surveillance cameras monitor citizens. Because of fear of terrorists, many busy airports have almost become military camps. Prowling the Internet in growing numbers, thieves and pedophiles prey on unsuspecting victims. On the environmental front, pollution, deforestation, extinction, and global warming threaten future life on our planet.
Unthinkable two or three generations ago, these concerns are global today. For good reason many people wonder what is happening to the world and what kind of life awaits them and their children. Is the time coming when people will be too afraid to board a bus, a train or a plane? With prices rising and earth’s resources being taxed more and more, will future generations be able to afford good medical care, quality food, and sufficient fuel?
“The future looks very very scary” said a Canadian health minister in regard to rising health costs…….Hence In order to reduce their dependency on fossil fuel, some countries are investing heavily in biofuel, such as ethanol, which is derived from vegetation. Hence, for the first time in history, the human stomach is competing with the automotive gas tank for the produce of available land. The resulting inflation in food prices is already being felt.
Meanwhile, the disparity between the rich and the poor is growing, adding to social tensions….”life expectancies have collapsed n some of the poorest countries to half the level of the richest”…..Thrown into the mix the specter of global warming…and it comes as no surprise that many informed people are jittery about tomorrow. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, which sets the so called Doomsday Clock, expressed fears of a bleak future “as scientists continue to observe cascading
effects of global warming on Earth’s complex systems.”
And this passage goes on and on. And these Watchtower and Awake publications go on and on with their titles and cover photos on their magazines that gets me to wondering and realizing about life true meaning, religion and the world. And I think that yoga guy in the photoo above may have something to do with Jehovah. He is Spiritual God and he depicts the progression of humanity. 12.21.2012. A-L=12, O-Z=12.. ALOZ, 0LOZ, 0102, . allah. yahwah. Jehova. JHVH. YHVH. YHWH. Yoga. Part of the trinity.
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勤)今（13）日發布 酒店上班重大訊息，包美及子公司璞建設合 寒假打工計以100億元價格出售集團所擁有亞百貨大樓B1、B2、1~2F及6~1 暑假打工4-1F，共14個樓層、約12826建坪予邦人壽，其中勤處分收益約14.14億元 酒店PT，璞建設處分利益約28.4億元，勤美可依持股比例60.88%認列。
勤表示，集團早在2006年3月起 禮服酒店，由旗下璞真建設開始購買亞百貨的不良債權，後又陸續在2007年底向台產資產管理股份有限公司以21.82億元取得1~2F產權；2008年3月透過法院公開標售，以37.168億元 兼差取得6~14-1F共10個樓層的產權；其後又在2008年5月法院公開標售B1及B2兩個樓 打工層時，以16.69億元承受而取得其所有權，並在2009年4月開出第一張美的發票。
美說，耗時3年多的整合，終讓 台北酒店經紀亞百貨大樓成為一棟沒有不良債權陰影的商業大樓，並以處分的方式實現其整合利益，可以看出美轉型成多 酒店經紀角化的地產開發商的苦心及整合能力。
美指出，環百貨大樓地處 酒店打工辦公室租金最高區域之ㄧ的敦北商圈，又因松山機場及小巨蛋，有著極高的國際能見度；加上施工中的捷運松山線、及即將開幕的台北金融中心及東方文華 酒店兼差酒店，實為台北市內獨一無二的地標性的建築。
勤表示，以100億元的價格處分 酒店兼職給邦人壽，對勤集團來說，除可以獲取不錯的整合利益，更樂見新東家得以繼續享有及整合敦北商圈發展未來的 酒店工作增值空間，可以說是一個雙方都滿意的結果。