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Free Land – Artificial Intelligence Systems and Population Control

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Free Land – Chapter 2 : Artificial Intelligence Systems and Population Control

Copyright 2017 Vincent Banial

One of the first challenges at Free Land, was to figure out how to eliminate Human Government.

With structure came efficiency. To maintain that efficiency, that structure had to be consistent. If that structure was under the control of a Human, then Human Emotions could affect the structure.

By replacing Humans with Artificial Intelligence, Human Emotions were eliminated and consistency would be maintained.

There is a concept from Computer Programming called Structured Programming. It is based on a tree like design structure. The objective was to improve the quality and clarity of the system being designed. The Main Controlling Module is at the top. Branches further down controled more specific things. The Branches interacted with the Main Module and other Branches as needed.

This approach was used when Free Land developed it’s Artificial Intelligence Control Systems. Those systems took over previous Government functions. Over time, all forms of Government were eliminated and replaced by Artificial Intelligence Control Systems.

Human emotions were eliminated, and so everyone would get treated equally. The underlying principal of Free Land was that Everyone was Equal.

When Everyone is in effect “Equal”, people learned that they could “Trust” one another. “Trust” was one key factor which was hard to come by in the old way of doing things. Lack of Trust created the Wars. Lack of Trust destroyed marriages. Lack of Trust brought on the Nuclear Winter, which almost eliminated Humanity.

Trusting one another was one of the cornerstones of the foundation developed to create Free Land.

The people of Free Land did not compete with one another. Instead they helped and cared for each other. This was a totally different mindset and it took a generation, for it to become the natural way of interacting with one another.

In the distant past before Free Land for example, when you had work done at your home you called in a number of contractors and got quotes to try to make sure that you were not being taken advantage of. When people competed with one another, some would try and take advantage of others.

Previously Money was the compensation for any work done. In Free Land the compensation was being able to help one another. It was a totally different mind set from the old ways of doing things and because of that Free Land survived.

The Main Artificial Intelligence System was called Mother Jill. The Sub Systems in the branches below were named Aunts, as in Aunt Helen or Aunt Betty. Each Sub System controlled specific facets of life.

Humans were only involved in the maintaining the systems and updating the software as requested by the AI Systems. One rather surprising thing which occurred as the Aunt AI subsystems came online, was that the Mother Jill Controlling System taught the Sub Systems a unique AI Language which only the AI Systems could understand. Yes, the AI Systems communicated with each other via their own language. Graphic of a computer data centre courtesy of http://www.urltarget.comAll the AI Systems and all the Sub Systems could also understand the language spoken by Humans in Free Land. Humans could also communicate any needs to the AI sub-systems by actually speaking to them. Later on a type of skull cap was developed which allowed one to communicate with the AI Sub Systems by speaking inside your head. The subsystem would stimulate specific regions of your brain and you heard their reply, again all inside your head.

Each Human member of Free Land had body implants. The implants in the palms of the hands, for example, allowed controlled access to buildings and services. The AI Sub Systems knew who did what and when, via the implants. The AI Systems also monitored the health of the citizens via the implants. For example, blood tests could done via the implants without drawing blood.

Because of the devastation that had taken place on Earth, resources were limited. Free Land’s food was grown in Green Houses. The population had to be controlled. Giving Birth was an affair of the entire community. Male Sperm was stored in Sperm banks. Pregnancy was via artificial insemination. The matching of potential Mother and Father was under the control of the AI Sub Systems. Genetic factors came into play and helped to create a stronger genetic base of the future population of Free Land.

When someone was going to die, as would be indicated by the implanted monitors, the AI Sub Systems went to the Gene database and matched females with males. The female was then artificially inseminated. This again eliminated Human Emotions. Falling in Love with someone who may not be the best genetic match could negatively impact the child. Caring for a child with birth defects would  also negatively impact everyone and so had to be minimized.

The AI AUNT Sub Systems made sure that the only the best genetic matches were allowed to combine to create children. This was for the good of the child and for the good of Free Land. Birth Defects were eliminated by this process.

The gene pool of the newborns became stronger. It takes a lot of resources to care for a child with mental or physical handicaps. Free Land did not have extra resources. It was also viewed as being unfair to the newborns, to allow the mating of inferior or poorly matched genes pools. All males had their Sperm collected and frozen. Then they had an operation to cut the tubes, which the sperm would have used to exit the body. Pregnancy was only possible via artificial insemination. Pregnancy was very strictly controlled, to maintain zero growth in the population numbers and to improve the genetic health of the overall population of Free Land.

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The Asteroid Impact, followed by the Nuclear Winter will give birth to Free Land. Humanity will Survive.

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Copyright 2017 Vincent Banial

Free Land, where survivors built a better world.

The Asteroid hitting the earth, destroyed the Middle East. Then the Nuclear Winter arrived, as nations fought over scarce energy resources.

Pockets of Humanity survived unscathed.

They saw how the old ways destroyed much of the Earth and so they started to experiment.

Out the chaos, the idea of Free Land was incubated. It already had factories and institutes of high education. It had been a High Technology Artificial Intelligence Center. If was also self-sufficient with fresh uncontaminated under ground water. Power generation was Hydrogen based after the Nuclear Fusion Reactors were shut down. Most of the population had very high Tech skills.

The model for their new Free Land was the lost tribes in the Amazon Rain Forest. No need for Money. No need for work. No need for Government. No need for Taxes. No Banks.

Free Land prospered. It’s people developed the skills that they wanted. They spent time with their families.

Everything was shared equally. No Money Hoarding Billionaires, as all citizens knew that they were equal. No money, as goods and services were available to everyone at no cost. Each member of Free Land contributed what they could and when they could. Each person knew that they played an important part in the survival of Free Land.

While Humanity disappeared from large parts of the Globe, that small pocket of Humanity survived, worked and shared together and created a new way of living called Free Land.

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50% to 60% Market Correction was discussed by John Hussman who had called the Tech Crash of 2000. Watch your Sell Stops.

Posted by: Vincent Banial

Heads Up.
Watch your Sell Stops.

Talk about a 50% to 60% (or more)
Stock Market Correction (CRASH).

Back in Jan 2017 the Huffington Post ran an article in which Robert Shiller discussed the similarity between President Trump and past U.S. President Calvin Coolidge. After President Coolidge left the Oval Office, the1929 Market Crash happened.

Fortune has now posted an article about John Hussman which was titled: “Famed Investor Predicts Historic Market Drop.

Video is courtesy of the Tip TV Finance YouTube channel

Click on this link to read a prior post by John Hussman titled “Estimating the Risk of a Market Crash.”

Click on this link to read the latest post by John Hussman where he details that there could be a U.S. Stock market Correction in the order of a 50% to 60% (last paragraph).

Click on this link to visit the Wikipedia page about the 1929 Stock Market Crash.

Disclaimer: The above post does not provide Investment Advice. Speak to your own Investment Advisor before placing any bets in the Stock Markets. Do Your Own DUE DILIGENCE. The above post is for entertainment purposes only.

Stop fretting and start living, while you still can.

Time for another Feed Your Head moment.

The next time that life has you feeling down. Cheer up. One hundred years from now, whatever you are fretting about will be of NO IMPORTANCE.

We only get but an extremely brief flicker of what we call Life.

Stop fretting and start living, while you still can.

Quote: “In the year 2017 there are more than 7.4 Billion Humans alive on this planet which we call earth. By 2117 they will ALL be DEAD! We are just an extremely short Flicker of Life. Stop fretting and start living, while you still can.” Copyright 2017 Vincent Banial

Quote:In the year 2017 there are more than 7.4 Billion Humans alive on this planet which we call earth. By 2117 they will ALL be DEAD! We are just an extremely short Flicker of Life. Stop fretting and start living, while you still can.”

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Pagani Automobili new Huayra Roadster

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Horacio Pagani stated : “This is the most complicated project we have ever undertaken”.

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Vincent Banial stated: “Horacio you have a WINNER!!!  Oh NO, You’re SOLD OUT!! Any chance making 1 more for moi?”

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Folks, if you thought that the Ferrari 458 in Tour De France Bleu was amazing, Pagani’s new eye candy Huayra Roadster will blow your mind…

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QUEEN with ADAM LAMBERT, North American Tour 2017

26th January 2017
Press Release: Queen + Adam Lambert Announce 25 Date North American Tour

QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT RETURN
TO ROCK NORTH AMERICA THIS SUMMER

Video courtesy of the Associated Press YouTube channel

25-City Arena Tour kicks off June 23 in Phoenix; hits legendary Hollywood Bowl June 26

Tickets On Sale February 3

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This little girl won Life’s Birth Lottery.

This little girl won life’s Birth Lottery. She was born to great parents, who got a Pit Bull puppy after she was born. The Baby Girl and Pit Bull Pup grew up together.

 Video is courtesy of The Dodo YouTube channel

Another aspect of this, is that the Pit Bull will protect that girl as they both grow older together.

Tricia Barker was clinically dead. She came back to life. In this video she speaks about her Near Death Experience.

Video is courtesy of the Near Death Experience: Healed by the Light YouTube channel

“Tricia Barker details her Near Death Experience. A key thing occurred while she had her NDE, which was verified afterwards.

Click on this line to visit Visit Tricia Barker’s blog.

Guggenheim Museum new exhibit is a Solid Gold Toilet, which the visiting Public can use.

The Guggenheim Museum, in New York City, last week opened their latest Art Exhibit. The Art will be displayed in a Public Washroom.

Photo of Art by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan courtesy of the Guggenheim Museum

There will be a Security Guard posted outside of the Bathroom. The Public will be allowed to enter and use the fully functioning Solid Gold Toilet, made by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan. It’s a piece of art????

Video is courtesy of the AFP news agency YouTube channel

Guggenheim Museum

1071 Fifth Avenue
New York NY, 10128

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Hours of Operation

Sunday – Friday: 10 am–5:45 pm
Saturday: 10 am–7:45 pm Pay What You Wish: 5:45–7:45
Closed: Thursdays, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day
Last ticket issued 30 minutes before close.

Admission

Adults $25
Students and Seniors (65 years +) with valid ID $18
Children under 12 Free
Members Free

 

Posted by: Vincent Banial
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European Court ruling may have a major impact on the Internet in Europe

Bloomberg has posted a news item regarding a European Court Ruling in reference to a Dutch copyright infringement case. This is only the first shot, as stricter European Union  rules on the Internet are expected shortly.

In brief, the ruling speaks about hyperlinks potentially being illegal, especially if the site posting the hyperlinks to copyrighted material is a for profit entity.

Click on this Link to visit the Bloomberg site to read more details about this development.

 

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Gregg Braden talk at the “2012 – Gateway to Your Future Conference” held at Convocation Hall, University of Toronto, Canada – Oct 2011

Gregg Braden has a science and engineering background. His resume includes high level positions at Cisco Systems and programming Nuclear Missiles. He is also a best Selling Author.

I was amazed at the topics which he touched on. A great presenter. This was a live 2 hours presentation and he did not need any notes.

One part which fascinated me is that Greg Braden discussed Peer Reviewed Scientific Proof that Global Warming is Cyclical. Also that the Warming started way before the concentrations of CO/2 gas increase in the atmosphere. Yes, there is Global Warming. It is cyclical and “not Man Made”. Sure mankind may be helping it, but Mankind did “not cause it“.

He also goes into human ancestors. Humans are not genetically related to Neanderthals. Human DNA and Neanderthal DNA are very different. We are different species, and “NOT” related. That was an eye opener. He provides Peer Reviewed proof, that somehow is not making it into our Educational Systems.

Video is courtesy of the Bob Loblaw YouTube channel

Click on this Link to visit the Gregg Braden website.

Click on this Link to visit the Gregg Braden Facebook page.

 

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Thank You ChakraBrown Pinterest page

Just want to do a shout out to ChakraBrown Pinterest page. They featured a photo of Gord Downie (among many other pics) which I had shot at the Rock The Line Concert.

Thank You ChakraBrown, for giving proper credits.

 

Posted by: Vincent Banial
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Cisco Talos Security Webinar

Participated in the Cisco Talos Security Webinar on Wednesday.

Last year I had posted about Kaspersky Lab reporting about a Bank exploit, where Russian Banks were targeted. Basically the Hackers were able to get Bank Accounting Staff to connect to a site where a keylogger and other Trojan Remote Control software was secretly uploaded and installed into “system RAM“, but not onto the Hard Disk or Network Storage. That allowed their remote control software (called Lurk) to be overlooked by Security Software, because Security Software usually scans stored files and not RAM. Once installed, the hackers could monitor the employees. When the employee went for lunch, they took over the PC and started to transfer funds around the world.

Video is courtesy of the DewClarke YouTube Channel

Earlier this year, Russian Authorities had arrested over 50 alleged Hackers who were alleged to be part of the group which targeted and Hacked into the Banks. The investigation into this group’s activities had been ongoing for years (at least since 2013). The Cisco Talos Security Webinar discussed the arrests and the aftermath. Cisco’s research seems to indicate that the same group was involved in other Internet Exploits. One of which was the Angler Ransomware.

Since the Russian arrests, certain malware has disappeared, along with certain DarkNet sites and BotNets. The Russian Authorities made the Internet a tad safer, at least for a short while.

Click on this Link to visit The Hackers News website to read about the Russian sting operation and arrest of 50+ alleged hackers involved in the Banking Exploit.

Click on this Link to view other Uniquely Toronto posts related to Cyber-Security issues.

 

Posted by: Vincent Banial
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Dropbox Mega-Breach confirmed.

Over 60 million email addresses and passwords were hacked from Dropbox years ago. That data is floating around the folks on DarkNet. It is older and apparently not being marketed, yet some hacker have it. Even though the breach happened years back, the data still has value. People often rarely change their password. Similar Mega Breach data from prior breaches at LinkdIn and Tumblr, was being bought, sold and traded on DarkNet markets.

Click on this Link to visit the Motherboard site to read their post about Hackers stealing account data on tens of millions Dropbox users.

Click on this Link to visit Troy Hunt’s site. He was sent the hacked data from a supporter of “Have I Been Pwned?” site. Troy then found his own account data and also his wife’s account data and proceeded to confirm that the Dropbox Mega-Breach was real.

Video courtesy of the Fox Business YouTube channel

Click on this Link to visit theguardian newspaper website to read their post titled “Dropbox hack leads to leaking of 68m user passwords on the internet

Change your passwords often.
Use random numbers, letters and special characters,
for greater security.

Click on this link to view other CyberSecuirty related posts found on Uniquely Toronto.

Posted by: Vincent Banial
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Venclexta (Venetoclax) granted U.S. FDA approval for the treatment of patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)

Venclexta (Venetoclax) is the first FDA-approved treatment that targets the B-cell lymphoma 2 (BCL-2) protein, which supports cancer cell growth and is over-expressed in many patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL).

The patient must have been previously treated with at least one other approved treatment protocol without success. Venclexta (Venetoclax) may be the Holy Mary drug to try when everything else failed.

Patients on the Venclexta (Venetoclax) regime must be monitored as their can be severe side effects. During Human Trails a number of patients developed upper respiratory issues such as Pneumonia.

Patients also have to maintain a level of hydration – 1.5 to 2 liters per day. If averse symptoms arise then hydration may be have to be added intravenously.

I think the biggest issue to patients getting access to this drug, is that the reported cost of the drug is approx $100,000 US per year.

Speak with your Oncologist or other Cancer Secialist, about Venclexta (Venetoclax), if you have diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL).

Click on this Link to Download the FDA Fact Sheets PDF for Venclexta (Venetoclax).

Click on this Link which details the FDA Approval of Venclexta (Venetoclax).

Click on this Link to visit the official Venclexta (Venetoclax) website.

Click on this Link to visit the Drugs.com website to read their detailed pages about Venclexta (Venetoclax).

Click on this line to visit the The Genentech® Access to Care Foundation to see if you may qualify to get help the High Cost of being treated with Venclexta (Venetoclax). If you qualify, you may get Venclexta (Venetoclax) at no cost to you.

 

Posted by: Vincent Banial
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One of the World’s Finest Guitarists, Tina S plays Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata ( 3rd Movement )

Tina S is an amazing Guitar Player.
Get your guitars out and play along. It’s easy.
Hey, if 17 year old Tina S can play this, so can you.

Video is courtesy of the Tina S YouTube Channel

Click on this Link to view our prior posts which featured Tina S playing.

Click on this link to visit the Tina S Facebook page.

Click on this link to visit the official Tina S Google+ page.

Is the Universe a Simulation? 2016 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate.

Since Time does not exist (yes that is true), the Hypothesis of what we consider to be our life being a Simulation, is possible.

What strikes me is that events occur in life and can repeat, giving one a chance to handle the event differently.

Timelines are predefined. When your timeline ends, you leave the simulation. An American female was in the Eaton Centre (Toronto) food court. Suddenly she felt ill and went outside. As soon as she left, a guy with a gun entered the food court and went to the spot where she had been sitting and started shooting people. Had she not left, she would have been shot dead.

About a month later, after returning back to the US, this same woman went to see the latest Batman Movie. As the movie started, a guy with a gun entered the theatre and started shooting people. She was shot dead. This is fact.

Click on this line to view our prior post about Timelines with News Report proof.

This also fits into the hypothesis that Timelines are predefined – ie programed into the simulation where we think we exist.

Is the Universe a Simulation? 2016 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate. Great debate to watch and listen to.

Video is courtesy of the American Museum of Natural History YouTube channel

 

Posted by: Vincent Banial
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Skydiver Luke Aikins jumped out of an airplane at 25,000 feet above ground with No Parachute

No Parachute. 25,000 feet above ground. Has to hit a 100 foot x 100 foot net at ground level. Skydiver Luke Aikins made the jump and landed in the net.

Congrats go out to Luke Aikins for his successful History Making Skydive and for having the biggest set of balls on earth.

Video is courtesy of the RT YouTube channel

Click on this Link to read the Associate Press news release about this event.

Click on this Link to read The New York Times article about Luke’s skydive.

Click on this line to visit the Mail Online site to view their great coverage (including photos) of Luke Aikins History Making Skydive.

Click on this Link to visit the Luke Aikins Facebook page.

 

Posted by: Vincent Banial
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Upgrade to Windows 10 stalled at 99%

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I tried to Upgrade a desktop to Windows 10 from Windows 7. It continued until it hit 99% complete and  stayed there. Rebooted and tried again and got the same result.

Checked on the internet and a Microsoft site suggested to uninstall all your Security software – Antivirus and Firewall as these may be preventing the completion.

Another non-Microsoft site suggested to disable Windows 7 updates (in control panel). I did that but it seems that the upgrade would never have gotten to 99%, if the Windows 7 Updates were the problem. I suspect that it was the Security Software was conflicting with the Windows 10 security software.

So I disabled Windows 7 updates. I uninstalled the firewall. I uninstalled the Antivirus. Restarted the Windows 10 upgrade. It worked.

There is also apparently a way to do the upgrade with a Windows 10 disk – via an ISO file download. I did not try that because if you mess up and end up doing a “clean install”, you may not get a “free” upgrade.

As for security, Windows 10 installs it’s own security software. I will check into how good it is and will probably install my own selected software.

Note, before you do the upgrade make sure that you have a backup or an image backup of your Windows 7 in case things go very wrong with the Windows 10 Upgrade. I used a free software program called System GoBack Free from Easeus. Click on this link to visit their web page.

Note that the free Upgrade to Windows 10 offer expires on July 29 2016. Click on this link to visit Microsoft’s website for more details about the Windows 10 Upgrade.

Hope this helps.

NOTE: I will shortly post about improving the Privacy of the Windows 10 install.

Posted by: Vincent Banial
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KBT Growing Together

The video gets off to a slow start. You must watch it till the very end. If you have ever owned a Dog or had one share a part your life, you will appreciate what this video is saying.

Video is courtesy of the KTB Care YouTube channel

This video is in fact an ad, for Krungthai Bank. The video show how a young woman was inspired to become a veterinarian. The video also shows that yes, Banks can have a “Heart”.

Simple story line. Good acting. An ending which rips at your heart. This is not just an ad or commercial. This video is a work of art. Simple and amazing at the same time.

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Balmuda Toaster $414.60 US via Amazon.com. Yes they have stock.

The Balmuda Toaster is made in Japan.Years back the Japanese learned to be innovative. At one time Radios and Televisions were produced in the USA. The Japanese created better, more functional and easier to use products. Today, you will not find a USA made Television in any America home.

The Balumda Toaster is another example of Japanese innovation. There is a three month waiting list at Japanese retailers, who sell this item. Why? Because it is likely the best Toaster available.

The Balmuda Toaster uses both Steam and Low heat, which does not dry out the item being toasted. Then at the very end the heat is raised to crispen the outer surface.

In Japan they do not sell the pop-up variety of Toasters. Their Toasters lay flat and have a door and trays. That makes more sense since it makes it easier to clean.

By using Steam while toasting an item on low heat the item comes out smelling and tasting like it just came out of Bakers oven.

I was surprised (ok maybe not) that one could acquire one via Amazon.com. Amazon is the best thing that ever happened to retail. Great product variety. Great prices. A trusted retailer. The Balmuda Toaster is being sold by ORIDURU from JAPAN via amazon.com. Shipping is apparently free. ORIDURU from JAPAN has a 100% positive rating from past purchasers.

The price is not cheap. But then this apparently sells for 22,900 YEN which is a huge amount for a Toaster, even in Japan. Yet their production is sold out. In Japan, one would have to wait 3 month to get one.

So the price at Amazon.com is $414.60 US for the Black coloured model,  as of today (subject to change without notice by Amazon). Yes they have stock. My suggestion would be to grab one, your morning toasted Bagel or Croissant will taste like you just brought it home fresh from a Bake Shop.

Click on this Link to visit amazon.com to visit their page for the Balmuda Toaster.

Click on this Link to visit the officlal manufacturers website, in Japan,  of the Balmuda Toaster

Click on this Link to visit the Gurashii website to read their review of the Balmuda Toaster.

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Riding a Motorcycle on one of The Most Dangerous Roads in the World

Video of a Motorcycles trip from Killar to Kishtwar Route, Pangi Valley along one of The Most Dangerous Roads in the World.

Just imagine if it rained, how slick that road would be. It’s a very long way down.

Video is courtesy of the Charanpreet singh YouTube channel

Jumping from the Dolomites in Northern Italy

Who in their right mind would jump off the top of the super high cliffs of the Dolomites in Northern Italy?

Would you have the guts to try this???

Video is courtesy of ViralVideoUK YouTube channel

Ontario shop wins Gold medal for one of the best Dark Chocolate bars in the world

So you want to enjoy some of the very best Dark Chocolate made. No need to go to Switzerland. Forget about having to travel to Belgium or France. Come to Ontario Canada for some the very best Gold  Medal Winning dark chocolate that money can buy. Says who? The Academy of Chocolates in London England and their latest 2016 Awards.

Here is what they won:

Dark Bean to Bar Under 80%
GOLD
Hummingbird Chocolate   Hispaniola 70%

SILVER
Hummingbird Chocolate   Vietnam Lam Dong 70%
Hummingbird Chocolate   Alta Verapaz 70%

BRONZE
Hummingbird Chocolate   Reserva Zorzal 70%

Flavoured Dark Chocolate Bar
SILVER
Hummingbird Chocolate   Fleur de Sel 70%

Congrats on their win. Their Chocolate is available in about 50 Ottawa area retailers and their own store.

The Award winning Chocolate makers have their shop in Almonte Ontario. They are called Hummingbird Chocolate

TASTING ROOM HOURS
Tuesday to Saturday – 10am to 5pm.
Sunday – Monday – closed, or not (all depends – knock on the door if in desperate need!)

TOURS
Every Saturday, times vary. More info   Register

Their contact info is:

  Tel (613) 801-0357

   E-mail gilmour@hummingbirdchocolate.com

   Write
Hummingbird Chocolate
Box 906, 9 Houston Drive
Almonte, Ontario
K0A 1A0 CANADA

 

ADDRESS
We’re located at 9 Houston Drive, Almonte, Ontario (Canada)
– 25 minutes west of Kanata (Centrum)
– 40 minutes west of downtown Ottawa
– 2.5 hours from Montreal

COMING FROM OTTAWA?
1 – Take Queensway / 417 West
2 – Take exit 180, turn left to get on RR 49 and onwards to Almonte
3- When entering Almonte, drive straight through round-about
4 – First left past Independent grocery store (turning onto Industrial Road)
5- Quick right onto Houston Drive – see our workshop

 

Click on this Link to visit the hummingbirdchocolate.com website

Click on the Link to visit the Hummingbird Chocolate Facebok page

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