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Jay’s Tantra


You shall take from nature no more than you need.
You shall not stray from the true path.
You shall love your country.
You shall fight the darkness wherever it may show.
You shall not give into lusts.
You shall not speak in god’s place.
You shall prove your worth every day.
You shall reward the laziness of others.
You shall seek out your place in the world.
You shall not take life for granted.

Replace You will I or we if you like and adapt the commandments wilfully.

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Pope Paul VI

“Of all human activities, man’s listening to God is the supreme act of his reasoning and will.”

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Juvenal

“All wish to possess knowledge, but few, comparatively speaking, are willing to pay the price.”

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Charles M. Schulz

“There’s a difference between a philosophy and a bumper sticker.”

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Everything in the world may be endured except continual prosperity.”

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10 of Europe’s weirdest laws


10 of Europe’s weirdest laws
Amongst other things, you can’t get away with handling a salmon suspiciously in Scotland.
NED DYMOKE
25 October, 2018
While a few of the laws on this list are holdovers from long ago, some laws are as recent as 2011.
While marrying a dead person or handling salmon suspiciously might sound morbid or hilarious, these laws have historical context.
Some of today’s laws might seem as antiquated as these in 100 years, too.
In England and Scotland, it is illegal to handle a salmon in suspicious circumstances

Anglers on the banks of the river Tay during the traditional opening of the river Tay Salmon Season on January 15, 2018 in Kenmore, Scotland. Photo credit: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

The Salmon Act of 1986 has to do with the regulation of salmon fishing, as the waters off of the east and north-east coasts of England and Scotland are famous for their boundless number of the fish. There’s 43 paragraphs in the law, but people certainly seem to be drawn to the 32rd section, which states that “it is illegal to handle a salmon in suspicious circumstances.” You can read it here.

While the line out of context sounds like it could easily be a new-wave album title — or, perhaps something out of a Monty Python sketch — it ostensibly has to do with illegal fishing, i.e., don’t go rogue and try and start a salmon fishing operation in British or Scottish waters without consulting the government first.

In England, it is illegal to be drunk and in charge of a horse

Water drips off a horse after finishing a race with a water bucket being poured on them at Exeter Racecourse on October 23, 2018 in Exeter, England. Photo credit: Harry Trump/Getty Images

Though the law is widely cited as not being allowed to be in charge of a cow, the law is actually on the books to include several other, uh, modes of transport. According to British law, “Under the Licensing Act 1872, it is an offense to be drunk in charge of a carriage, horse, cow or steam engine, or whilst in possession of a loaded firearm.” Ostensibly, this was a law is to make drunk driving illegal before cars were invented.

It is illegal to enter a taxi if you have the plague

Image source: Wikimedia Commons

If the zombie apocalypse ever actually happens, there’s a good chance none of them will be taking a taxi. . . thanks in large part to the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act of 1984. The law is actually somewhat more specific in regard to the transport of sick passengers: you have to tell the driver you’re ill, and then it’s up to them to let you in. Then the taxi driver must tell the authorities, who in turn will disinfect the taxi. Bus drivers are forbidden from taking anyone with a “notifiable” disease, which includes the plague.

In France, if you advertise a product that exceeds a certain amount of sugar, you have to include that you should eat 5 fruits or vegetables a day, too

Photo credit: George Gobet / AFP

This stems from a 1976 law stating, amongst other things, that advertisers must include certain messages within advertisements. It was updated in 2006 to include more snappy and healthy lines, as well as a web address. A quick google translate of the law finds a few of the lines that must be included: “Learn about your child not to snack between meals,” and “Move, play is essential to the development of your child,” and “In addition to milk, water is the only essential drink”. How refreshing!

In France, it is legal to marry a dead person

Zombie Yazmine Ponce stands guard along the 16th St. Mall during the 11th annual Zombie Crawl on October 22, 2016. Photo credit: Andy Cross/The Denver Post via Getty Images

Marrying a dead person is legal in France… but there has to be sufficient evidence that you were planning to marry before they died. After a tragic dam burst in 1959 dam, one widow wrote to then-President Charles de Gaulle to ask if it were possible to still marry her (now dead) husband. Touched by the letter, he wrote it into law. You can read the law here.

In Finland, you cannot play music in a cab.

Cars traverse Finnish National Road 4. Image source: Wikimedia Commons

Apparently your driver can’t play music in a Finnish taxi. According to a 2002 law, playing music in a taxi is designated as a “public performance.” To get around this, Finnish taxi drivers must pay about 14 euros a year to the Finnish Composers Copyright Society. The 14 euros applies for all music, not just Finnish music, meaning you can listen to more than the biggest Finnish song of the last 20 years, Darude’s “Sandstorm”, and Finland’s biggest contribution to music: death metal.

In Denmark, you cannot give your baby a weird name (and in Norway, you can’t name yourself Sonic the Hedgehog if you’re under 18)

Blue Ivy and Beyonce Knowles attend the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. Photo credit: Christopher Polk/Getty Images

The Law on Personal Names states that you have to pick from a list of acceptable names. Don’t worry — as of 2016 there’s about 18,000 women’s names and 15,000 men’s names. There’s also a special counsel that you can write to if you want to add a name from your home country. If you don’t like your last name, you can even change it to one of 2,000 “free” last names.

There’s a great story out of Norway I found while researching the above: in April, 2009, a 6 year-old boy asked his parents to send King Harald a letter, asking him if he could legally change his name to “Sonic X.” The parents didn’t send the letter until the boy insisted, and they unexpectedly received a reply from the king saying that, since the boy wasn’t 18, he couldn’t legally change his name to Sonic.

You can’t hike naked in Switzerland.

A couple hikes naked in the Swiss Alps, 2006. Image source: Wikimedia Commons/Big Think graphics

Bad news if you want to go berry-picking in the buff. In 2011, a Swiss court deemed it so that it would be made illegal to hike naked. The case was brought forth after a German man strode gallantly past a family picnicking in the town of Appenzell, near the Swiss Alps. Oddly enough, naked hiking had become increasingly popular in the years before the court ruling. The New York Times ran a whole article on it in 2009.

If the sea freezes between Sweden and Denmark, a Dane can legally hit a Swedish person with a stick if they walk to Denmark over the ice.

Photo credit: Kevis Mulchan via Unsplash

This is an ancient law that dates back to 1658, when Denmark and the Swedes were at war with each-other for 2 years and Swedes continuously marched across the belts of ice between the two countries. Nobody has cared to remove it since then, so the provision still stands.

Prostitutes in Catalonia, Spain, have to wear safety vests.

LLEIDA, SPAIN – OCTOBER 28: Three prostitutes wear reflective vests as they walk along a road on October 28, 2010 near Els Alamus in Lleida, Spain. Photo credit: David Ramos/Getty Images

A 2010 law made it so that prostitutes in Catalonia had to wear reflective safety vests. Not because of the job, but to make them more visible to traffic. There had allegedly been several accidents involving the prostitutes, who gather near the roadways. Although your correspondent’s Spanish is hazy — at best — research into exact incidents is turning up nada.

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Pope Paul VI

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Juvenal

“All wish to possess knowledge, but few, comparatively speaking, are willing to pay the price.”

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Charles M. Schulz

“There’s a difference between a philosophy and a bumper sticker.”

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Everything in the world may be endured except continual prosperity.”

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Premium smartphone maker Apple announced its results for the financial year 2018 for its Indian entity and reported a surge in net profit by 140% reaching $122.54 Mn (INR 896 Cr). The company posted a 12% increase in its total income to $1.79 Bn (INR 13,097.64 Cr), from $1.6 Bn (INR 11,704.32 Cr) in the previous year.
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RAK – Random acts of kindness = Do one today.


  1. Old laptop or mobile lying around? Donate it
  2. Recycle 3 things today
  3. Pay for someone else’s meal today
  4. Forgive someone who has wronged you
  5. Taking public transport? Offer your seat to someone else
  6. House chores can be tiring – offer a helping hand
  7. Bake for your neighbour
  8. Share today’s food with your neighbour!
  9. Pay for someone’s bus ticket
  10. Lend a friend a book you think they’d like

Time, we woke up! 


What’s app message from a great friend

Last night I dreamt I was in Macys looking to buy a pair of socks.

As I walked in I noticed a sweater with a price tag of $3000 .Next to the sweater were a pair of Jeans for $4000 .The socks were $8000 ! 


I went looking for a salesperson and found one in the jewelry Dept


 . she was showing a man a $11 Rolex watch .I looked in the glass case and there was a 4 carat diamond ring for $7 .


Shocked I asked the salesperson “How could a Rolex watch sell for $7? ,and a cheap pair of socks sell for $8000”? 


She said “someone snuck into the store last night and changed the price tag on everything “.


“Everyone is confused ,people are acting like they have lost their sense of value””They are willing to pay lots of $ for things of little value ,and very little $ for things of great value “


“Its like they dont know what is really valuable and whats not ” I hope we get the price tags back on right soon ,I hate seeing people pay way too much for things of little value “


I woke up startled 


Maybe life is like my dream.


Maybe someone snuck into our lives and the changed the price on everything


 Maybe  they marked up the value of fame ,and money and power


 And put a huge discount on the value of Love , Kindness , Family , Friends Maybe We are all living this dream 


I hope we wake up