Monday, October 31, 2022

Why might the Fed have to blow up the economy in order to control inflation?

We are in a very unnatural situation. Covid was unnatural (sort of like the number of people dying worldwide was almost like a World War. People tend to underestimate the damage Covid did to all businesses and people on earth much like a world war.

Then, you have Putin waging a very strange war on Ukraine where he wants everyone to die in Ukraine (or leave there) so he is blowing up the infrastructure so people either die or leave this winter. So, what this means is older people who cannot leave because of money or health or both will likely die this winter given this change.

Then you have President's like Biden not recognizing that 75% of the people on earth are going to need Gas and diesel and natural gas to survive this winter and maybe 20 or 30 winters to come. You cannot just snap your fingers and expect everything to be solar and wind powered or Nuclear powered. And in regard to nuclear power there IS NO SAFE PLACE ON EARTH to put spent nuclear fuel rods (unless you send them into the sun or something like that on a spaceship). (which someone like Musk could be paid to do I suppose if there is enough will to do that).

All these many things and more are causing inflation to spiral out of control with no end in sight.

So, even if the Fed blows up the economy entirely we now are in such an unnatural place worldwide when you add Global climate change and the Doomsday Glacier to all this that:


So, from my point of view living with a certain amount of inflation will be inevitable but will cause the deaths of millions through starvation worldwide as a direct result of the problems at hand here on earth over the next several years time.

The Fed may have to blow up the economy to get inflation under control



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A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’ Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber? You can sign up right here.

New York CNN Business  — 

The Federal Reserve is most likely going to raise interest rates by three quarters of a percentage point again on Wednesday, its fourth straight supersized hike. And it’s still possible another rate increase of that magnitude could come in December.

But the big question for many investors – and American consumers – is whether the Fed will send the economy into a recession with these massive rate increases.

There are hopes that any downturn would be mild, but this is uncharted territory for the Fed. Former central bank chairs Alan Greenspan, Ben Bernanke and current Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen never had to raise rates this many times in a row by such large amounts.

It’s unclear what all this tightening will do to the economy. The housing market is already starting to show some signs of strain. Bond yields have spiked due to the Fed. And mortgage rates, which tend to move in tandem with the benchmark 10-year Treasury, have skyrocketed this year as a result.

There is also a growing chorus of Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hill who are warning Fed chair Jerome Powell and other Fed members to slow down the rate hikes because they fear even tighter monetary policy will lead to a recession.

But as long as the jobs market remains healthy the Fed is probably going to continue to focus solely on its price stability mandate and ignore all that stuff about maximum employment.

“The Fed has got more work to do,” said Steve Wyett, chief investment strategist at BOK Financial. “Inflation pressures take longer to come out of the system.”

The solid rebound in gross domestic product, or GDP, in the third quarter following two straight quarters of economic contraction may also quiet some (but not all) recession worriers. That could also prompt the Fed to continue its aggressive rate hiking stance…even if such a policy risks causing a recession down the road.

Too many hawks?

The worry is that the Fed may be choosing to look more at current economic data and isn’t thinking enough about the lag effect of its existing rate hikes. Inflation in the US economy may not have peaked yet, but there is a growing sense that we’re pretty darn close to that.

“It is critical that policymakers…prepare for a slowdown in demand as the lagged impact of rising interest rates and inflation begins to exert a powerful downward pull on economic activity,” Joseph Brusuelas, chief economist at RSM US, said in a report. He added that the economy “clearly is at risk of falling into recession in the near term.”

There’s another factor at play that could lead the Fed to raise rates sharply at its next two meetings and then slow down its pace.

Every year, there is a rotation of regional Fed presidents who get votes at the central bank’s policy meetings. The next change will take place before the Fed’s first meeting in 2023, which concludes on February 1. Experts point out that some of the new voting members may not be as inclined to support such large rate increases as the current roster of regional presidents on the policy-setting Federal Open Market Committee.

So there could be a shift from a more hawkish stance, (one likely to support higher rates) to another that is more dovish, (inclined to caution against future hikes.)

“The policy temperament of the committee turns less hawkish in 2023. Sensing a closing window of opportunity, the more hawkish voting roster of this year may seek to do more while they still can, i.e. more front-loading,” said BNP Paribas Securities US economists Carl Riccadonna and Andy Schneider in a report.

Jobs report also on tap

The Fed meeting takes place just two days before the nation will get its next report card on the labor market. Economists are forecasting a slowdown in job growth, but not a substantial one.

According to estimates from Reuters, experts predict that 200,000 jobs were added in October, down from jobs gains of 263,000 in September. (That September figure will likely be revised, however.)

The unemployment rate, which fell to 3.5% in September, is expected to have ticked up to 3.6% this month. But that’s still near a half-century low.

The numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics count both private sector and government jobs. Another jobs report, from payroll processor ADP, is also due out next week, and this one looks just at Corporate America.

According to forecasts, economists expect the ADP numbers will show a further slowing down of hiring among businesses, with 190,000 jobs in September added compared to 208,000 a month earlier.

Even if the pace of hiring is starting to slow, it’s clear that the labor market remains tight. Wages have grown at an above average pace, albeit not as fast as inflation.

The government said in the September jobs report that average hourly earnings rose 5% in the past 12 months. The Fed typically prefers to see wage growth in the 2% to 3% annual range as a sign that inflation is under control.

According to figures released Friday, the Fed’s preferred measure of inflation, the so-called personal consumption expenditures (PCE) index, showed that prices were up 6.2% in the past 12 months through September.

So a more dramatic slowdown in wage growth seems unlikely as long as the job market remains robust and consumer prices keep shooting higher.

“The pace of hiring is very high, unsustainable, and is pushing up wages and inflation,” economists at The Hamilton Project, a policy research group at the Brookings Institution, said in a recent report.

Up next

Monday: EU GDP; Eurozone inflation; earnings from Goodyear (GT), Aflac (AFL) and Avis Budget (CAR)

Tuesday: US ISM manufacturing index; earnings from BP (BP), Pfizer (PFE), Uber (UBER), Eli Lilly (LLY), Fox (FOXA), Prudential (PRU), Mondelez (MDLZ), AIG (AIG), AMD (AMD), Caesars (CZR), Clorox (CLX) and Electronic Arts (EA)

Wednesday: Fed rate decision; ADP jobs report; Germany PMI; earnings from CVS (CVS), Humana (HUM), Paramount, Yum (YUM), Ferrari (RACE), MetLife (MET), Allstate (ALL), Qualcomm (QCOM), Booking (BKNG), eBay (EBAY), MGM (MGM), Roku (ROKU) and Etsy (ETSY)

Thursday: Bank of England rate decision; US weekly jobless claims; US ISM services index; earnings from Cigna (CI), ConocoPhillips (COP), Marriott (MAR), Kellogg (K), Moderna (MRNA), Royal Caribbean (RCL), Wayfair (W), CNN owner Warner Bros. Discovery, Starbucks (SBUX), PayPal (PYPL), Amgen (AMGN) and Block (SQ)

Friday: US jobs report; earnings from Cardinal Health (CAH), Duke Energy (DUK) and Hershey (HSY)


Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly channeling ‘Pam & Tommy’ top the list of celebrity Halloween costumes

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Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly attended the Casamigos Halloween Party Returns in Beverly Hills, California on Friday dressed as Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee.
CNN  — 

Some throwbacks to notable ’90s-era celebrities were standouts as the stars stepped out this weekend in costume for their Halloween festivities.

One couple acknowledged a pair that came before them, when Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly channeled Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee, respectively, at the Casamigos Halloween Party Returns in Beverly Hills, California on Friday night. Anderson and Lee gained newfound media attention this year due to the Hulu limited series “Pam & Tommy.”

Josh Duhamel and his wife Audra Mari, meanwhile, appeared to arrive as J. Howard Marshall and Anna Nicole Smith, with Duhamel pulling out all the stops in old age makeup and a walker.

Josh Duhamel and Audra Mari at the Casamigos Halloween Party Returns in Beverly Hills on Friday in Beverly Hills, California.

Other celebrities who got double takes at Casamigos included Tyga, who donned a very real-looking prosthetic “E.T.” head and Paris Hilton as Sailor Moon, with the latter also showcasing her look on Instagram.

Tyga as E.T. at the Casamigos Halloween Party Returns in Beverly Hills, California on Friday.

On the same night elsewhere in the Los Angeles area, Halloween queen Vanessa Hudgens brought Natalie Portman’s “Black Swan” character to life in a regal and gothic look with black feathers galore.

Vanessa Hudgens as Black Swan at the Thriller Night Halloween Party, hosted by Prince Michael Jackson, at the Jackson Family Home in Encino, California on Friday.

On Instagram, the star to transform the most fully this year was arguably Lizzo, who shared a gallery of photos of her Marge Simpson getup, complete with head-to-toe yellow skin and, of course, a towering blue wig.

Jessica Alba posed with her daughter as the eerie standing-in-a-hotel-hallway twin girls from “The Shining,” and Jennifer Garner got in on the current Halloween Spirit costume bag meme with one featuring her as a “late for the bus mom.”

Attack on Kyiv hit energy facility powering 350,000 apartments

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An attack on the Ukrainian capital Kyiv this morning hit an energy facility that powered 350,000 apartments in the capital, mayor Vitali Klitschko said on Telegram. 

“Energy workers are working on restoring power supply after a facility powering 350,000 apartments has been damaged,” he said.

Emergency services as well as specialists from DTEK, the country’s largest private energy company, and Ukrainian energy operator Ukrenergo were “doing their best to stabilize the situation as soon as possible,” Klitschko added.

Explosions were heard in Kyiv early on Monday, according to CNN teams on the ground. Parts of the city are without electricity and water, following power outages caused by Russian attacks over the weekend which officials say would take weeks to repair.

Sunday, October 30, 2022

Dozens of earthquakes detected as Hawaii's Mauna Loa, world's largest active volcano, remains in 'state of heightened unrest'


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Dozens of earthquakes detected as Hawaii's Mauna Loa, world's largest active volcano, remains in 'state of heightened unrest'

Rebekah Riess and Claire Colbert, CNN • Published 29th October 2022
Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano, in the background, towers over the summit crater of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island on April 25, 2019.
(CNN) — The Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency on Friday issued a volcano advisory alert after 36 small earthquakes were detected between Thursday and Friday near Mauna Loa, earth's largest active volcano, which "continues to be in a state of heightened unrest," according to an update from the United States Geological Survey.
The agency points out that Mauna Loa is not erupting and that there are "no signs of an imminent eruption at this time," adding that the unrest causing the quakes is most likely being driven by the renewed input of magma two to five miles beneath the volcano's summit.
The volcano's heightened state of unrest, with increased earthquake rates, started in mid-September 2022, the scientific agency said. The elevated seismic activity caused Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to close the Mauna Loa summit to all backcountry hikers until further notice, the park announced in early October. The main section of the park remains open, the US National Park Service said.
Earthquake activity has been increasing from five to 10 earthquakes a day since June 2022 to some 10 to 20 earthquakes a day in July and August, according to the Geological Survey. Peak numbers of more than 100 earthquakes a day were recorded on September 23 and September 29, CNN previously reported.
According to the agency, Mauna Loa, which covers half of the Island of Hawaii, has erupted 33 times and last erupted in 1984.

Jonathan Flow

 The original idea for naming this Alter Ego Jonathan Flow was inspired by two ideas: Jonathan Livingston Seagull (a book by Richard Bach)

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Jonathan Livingston Seagull:
A Story
Johnathan Livingston Seagull.jpg
First edition
AuthorRichard Bach
IllustratorRussell Munson
(black-and-white photographs)
SubjectThe life of Jonathan Livingston Seagull, a seagull.
GenreSpiritual, self-help, novella
PublisherMacmillan Publishers (United States)
Publication date
1970, 2014
Media typePrint (paperback)
Pages144 (The Complete Edition)
ISBN978-1-4767-9331-3 (2014 paperback edition)

Jonathan Livingston Seagull, written by American author Richard Bach and illustrated with black-and-white photographs shot by Russell Munson, is a fable in novella form about a seagull who is trying to learn about life and flight, and a homily about self-perfection. It was first published in book form in 1970 with little advertising or expectations; by the end of 1972, over a million copies were in print, the book having reached the number one spot on bestseller lists mostly through word of mouth recommendations.

In 2014 the book was reissued as Jonathan Livingston Seagull: The Complete Edition, which added a 17-page fourth part to the story.


The book tells the story of Jonathan Livingston Seagull, a seagull who is bored with daily squabbles over food. Seized by a passion for flight, he pushes himself and learns everything he can about flying. His increasing unwillingness to conform finally results in his expulsion from the flock. Now an outcast, he continues to learn, becoming increasingly pleased with his abilities while leading a peaceful and happy life.

One day Jonathan meets two gulls who take him to a "higher plane of existence" in which there is no heaven, but a better world found through perfection of knowledge. There he meets another seagull who loves to fly. He discovers that his sheer tenacity and desire to learn have made him "pretty well a one-in-a-million bird." In this new place, Jonathan befriends the wisest gull, Chiang, who takes him beyond his previous self-education, and teaches him how to move instantaneously to anywhere else in the Universe. The secret, Chiang says, is to "begin by knowing that you have already arrived."

But unsatisfied with his new life, Jonathan returns to Earth to find others like himself to teach them what he has learned and to spread his love for flight. His mission is successful, and Jonathan gathers around himself a flock of other gulls who have been declared outcasts themselves for not conforming. The first of his students, Fletcher Lynd Seagull, ultimately becomes a teacher in his own right, and Jonathan leaves to teach other flocks.

Part One

Part One of the book finds young Jonathan Livingston frustrated with the meaningless materialism, conformity, and limitations of the seagull life. He is seized with a passion for flight of all kinds, and his soul soars as he experiments with exhilarating challenges of daring aerial feats. Eventually, his lack of conformity to the limited seagull life leads him into conflict with his flock, and they turn their backs on him, casting him out of their society and exiling him. Not deterred by this, Jonathan continues his efforts to reach higher and higher flight goals, finding he is often successful. But eventually, he can fly no higher. He is then met by two radiant, loving seagulls who explain to him that he has learned much, and that they are there now to teach him more.

Part Two

Jonathan transcends into a society where all the gulls enjoy flying. He is only capable of this after practicing hard alone for a long time and the first learning process of linking the highly experienced teacher and the diligent student is raised to almost sacred levels. They, regardless of all their immense differences, are sharing something of great importance that can bind them together: "You've got to understand that a seagull is an unlimited idea of freedom, an image of the Great Gull." He realizes that you have to be true to yourself: "You have the freedom to be yourself, your true self, here and now, and nothing can stand in your way."

Part Three

The last words of Chiang, Jonathan's teacher, are, "Keep working on love." Through his teachings, Jonathan understands that the spirit cannot be really free without the ability to forgive, and that the way to progress leads—for him, at least—through becoming a teacher, not just through working hard as a student. Jonathan returns to the Breakfast Flock to share his newly discovered ideals and the recent tremendous experience, ready for the difficult fight against the current rules of that society. The ability to forgive seems to be a mandatory "passing condition."

Part Four

In 2013 Richard Bach took up a non-published fourth part of the book which he had written contemporaneously with the original. He edited and polished it, and then sent the result to a publisher. Bach reported that he was inspired to finish the fourth part of the novella by a near-death experience which had occurred in relation to a nearly fatal plane crash in August 2012.[1] In February 2014, the 138-page Bach work Illusions II: The Adventures of a Reluctant Student was published as a booklet by Kindle Direct Publishing. Illusions II also contains allusions to and insights regarding the same near-death experience. In October 2014, Jonathan Livingston Seagull: The Complete Edition, was published, and this edition includes Part Four of the story.

Part Four focuses on the period several hundred years after Jonathan and his students have left the Flock and their teachings become venerated rather than practiced. The birds spend all their time extolling the virtues of Jonathan and his students and spend no time flying for flying's sake. The seagulls practice strange rituals and use demonstrations of their respect for Jonathan and his students as status symbols. Eventually some birds reject the ceremony and rituals and just start flying. Eventually one bird named Anthony Gull questions the value of living since " is pointless and since pointless is by definition meaningless then the only proper act is to dive into the ocean and drown. Better not to exist at all than to exist like a seaweed, without meaning or joy [...] He had to die sooner or later anyway, and he saw no reason to prolong the painful boredom of living." As Anthony makes a dive-bomb to the sea, at a speed and from an altitude which would kill him, a white blur flashes alongside him. Anthony catches up to the blur, which turns out to be a seagull, and asks what the bird was doing:

"I'm sorry if I startled you," the stranger said in a voice as clear and friendly as the wind. "I had you in sight all the time. Just playing...I wouldn't have hit you."

"No! No, that's not it." Anthony was awake and alive for the first time in his life, inspired. "What was that?"

"Oh, some fun-flying, I guess. A dive and pullup to a slow roll with a rolling loop off the top. Just messing around. If you really want to do it well it takes a bit of practice, but it's a nice-looking thing, don't you think?"

"It's, it's...beautiful, is what it is! But you haven't been around the Flock at all. Who are you, anyway?"

"You can call me Jon."


Bach initially wrote it as a series of short stories that were published in Flying magazine in the late 1960s.[citation needed]

Bach, who said the book came to him as "a visionesque spooky thing," stopped after he wrote 10 pages and didn't pick it up again for a few years.[2]

The book was rejected by several publishers before coming to the attention of Eleanor Friede at Macmillan in 1969. "I think it has a chance of growing into a long-lasting standard book for readers of all ages," she wrote presciently in her acquisition memo. She convinced Macmillan to buy it and Bach received a $2,000 advance ($15,000 in 2022 dollars).[2][3]

Jonathan Livingston Seagull is named after John H. Livingston,[4] a Waco Aircraft Company test pilot who died of a heart attack in 1974, at the age of 76, just after he had test-flown an acrobatic home-built Pitts Special.


The book was a sleeper hit; the first edition in 1970 was only 3,000 copies and it would take two years before reaching number one on the New York Times Bestseller List.[2] "Not a single magazine or newspaper — including The New York Times Book Review — so much as mentioned" the book when it first came out, The Times reported in 1972.[2] Macmillan failed to secure any advance publicity for Bach, but he personally took out two very small ads in The New York Times Book Review and Publishers Weekly.[2] The first printing sold out by the end of 1970, and in 1971 an additional 140,000 copies were printed. Mostly a word of mouth phenomenon, it entered the NYT Bestseller List on April 20, 1972, where it remained for 37 weeks, and by July 1972 it had 440,000 copies in print.[2] Reader's Digest published a condensed version. In 1972 and 1973, the book topped the Publishers Weekly list of bestselling novels in the United States.[citation needed]

Book sellers didn't know how to classify it. "Some put it under nature, some under religion, some under photography, some under children’s books." Friede's advice was "Put it next to the cash register."[2]

Several early commentators, emphasizing the first part of the book, see it as part of the US self-help and positive thinking culture, epitomised by Norman Vincent Peale and by the New Thought movement. Film critic Roger Ebert wrote[5] that the book was "so banal that it had to be sold to adults; kids would have seen through it."

The book is listed as one of fifty "timeless spiritual classics" in a book by Tom Butler-Bowdon,[6] who noted that "it is easy now, thirty-five years on, to overlook the originality of the book's concept, and though some find it rather naïve, in fact it expresses timeless ideas about human potential."

John Clute, for The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), wrote: "an animal fantasy about a philosophical gull who is profoundly affected by flying, but who demands too much of his community and is cast out by it. He becomes an extremely well-behaved accursed wanderer, then dies, and in posthumous fantasy sequences--though he is too wise really to question the fact of death, and too calmly confident to have doubts about his continuing upward mobility--he learns greater wisdom. Back on Earth, he continues to preach and heal and finally returns to heaven, where he belongs."[7]

Bibliography, editions and translations

Jonathan Livingston Seagull has been translated into over thirty languages. Here is a partial list of editions and translations:[8]

Title Year Publisher ISBN ISBN ( 13 digit ) Language
Ջոնաթան Լիվինգսթոն ճայը 2017 Անտարես
978-9939-76-139-8 Armenian
Xuan Salvador Gaviota 1991 Uviéu : Conseyería d’Educación 84-7347-044-1
D’Möwe Jonathan 2007 Kreuzlingen 3720-53-028-0
Bernese German (Bärndütsch)
Джонатан Ливингстън Чайката (Dzhonatan Livingstyn Chaikata) 2002 Кибеа 9544-74-065-1
Joan Salvador Gavina
Biblioteca de Bolsil
978-8440-68-825-5 Catalan
海鸥乔纳森 2004

978-7544-22-840-4 Chinese
Galeb Jonathan Livingston 1997 V.B.Z. 9536-21-664-7
Jonathan Livingston Racek 1999 Synergie 8086-09-923-7
Jonathan Livingston Havmåge 2006 Lindhardt og Ringhof
978-8775-60-587-3 Danish
Jonathan Livingston Zeemeeuw 1991 Strengholt
978-9060-10-272-5 Dutch
Jonathan Livingston Seagull 1970 Macmillan 0684-84-684-5 978-0684-84-684-2 English
Jonathan Livingston Seagull: The Complete Edition 2014 Scribner 1476-793-31-X 978-1476-79-331-3 English
Jonathan Livingston Seagull: A Story 2003 HarperCollins 06-49-034-4
Jonathan Livingston Merikajakas 2003 Pegasus 9949-40-910-1
جوناتان، مرغ دريايي   (Jonatan, Morghe Daryayee)

978-9641-75-033-8 Farsi
Lokki Joonatan 2010 Gummerus
978-9512-07-993-3 Finnish
Jonathan Livingston, Le Goéland 1981 Flamarrion 2080-10-985-5 978-2080-10-985-9 French
Jonathan Livingston, Le Goéland 2000 Editions 84 2290-21-562-7
თოლია ჯონათან ლივინგსტონ (Tolia Jonatan Livingston) 2009 Nectar Publishing
978-9941-00-166-6 Georgian
Die Möwe Jonathan 2003 Ullstein Tb
978-3548-25-658-0 German
Ο γλάρος Ιωνάθαν Λίβινγκστον 1992 Ξένη πεζογραφί 9603-64-067-0
ג’ונתן ליווינגסטון השחף 2017

A Sirály 2005 Édesvíz Kft. Nagykereskedés
978-9635-28-880-9 Hungarian
Jónatan Livingston Mávur 1973 Örn og Örlygur

Il Gabbiano Jonathan Livingston 1995 Rizzoli 8817-13-162-8
かもめのジョナサン 1977
갈매기의 꿈 2003

978-8989-92-940-6 Korean
Qaqlibaz 1994 Fırat Yayınları
900-0002-65-171-3 Kurdish
Kaija vārdā Džonatans Livingstons 2004 Zvaigzne ABC
978-9984-36-505-3 Latvian
Džonatanas Livingstonas Žuvėdra 2000 Trigrama 9986-92-534-7
Галебот Џонатан Ливингстон (Galebot Dzonatan Livingston) 2005 Табернакул 9989-17-117-3
Måken Jonathan 1986 Cappelen
978-8202-10-651-5 Norwegian
Jonathan Livingston Meuchi 1985 Willemstad, Curaçao 9060-10-591-5
978-8375-10-380-9 Polish
Fernão Capelo Gaviota 1997 Europa-América
978-9721-03-003-9 Portuguese
Fernão Capelo Gaviota 2015 Record
978-85-01-10612-4 Portuguese
Pescarusul Jonathan Livingston 2008 Humanitas 9735-00-364-3
Чайка по имени Джонатан Ливингстон (Chaika po imeni Dzhonatan Livingston) 2003 азбука 5352-00-509-7
Čajka Jonathan Livingston 1999 Gardenia 8085-66-229-9
Jonatan Livingston Galeb 2010 Mladinska knjiga
978-9610-11-407-9 Slovenian
Juan Salvador Gaviota 1970 Pomaire 8428-60-659-5 978-8428-60-659-2 Spanish
Juan Salvador Gaviota 2005 Ediciones B
978-8466-61-249-4 Spanish
Måsen, berättelsen om Jonathan Livingston Seagull 2008 Norstedts
978-9113-01-725-9 Swedish
Martı Jonathan Livingston 1994 Ocak 9753-31-008-0

In 1980 a Spanish edition was published by Pomaire (Barcelona) featuring illustrations by photographer Jordi Olavarrieta, translated by Carol and Frederick Howell.[9] In 1981 a French edition was published by Flammarion (Paris) featuring illustrations by photographer Jordi Olavarrieta, translated by Pierre Clostermann.[10]

In popular culture


  • A 1972 parody, Marvin Stanley Pigeon, was published by Thomas Meehan in The New Yorker: "Marvin Stanley Pigeon was no ordinary pigeon. While other pigeons spent their time grubbing for food, Marvin Stanley Pigeon worked away on his book on the window ledge outside the Manuscript Room of the Public Library in Bryant Park. He wanted to get his novel done in time for Macmillan's spring list."[11]
  • Hubert Bermont wrote and published another parody, Jonathan Livingston Fliegle, with illustrations drawn by Harold Isen, in 1973. Its content contained many examples of Jewish humor.
  • Another parody featuring Jewish humor, Jonathan Segal Chicken, was written by Sol Weinstein and Howard Albrecht. A self-proclaimed fable, it tells the story of a high-flying fabulous fowl who “dreamed of being more than soup.” It was published by Pinnacle Books in May 1973.
  • Also in 1973, Price Stern Sloan published Ludwig von Wolfgang Vulture, a Satire, written by Dolph Sharp, a story about a vulture determined to push the limits on speed-reading.
  • In 1998, a parody titled Jonathan Livingston Trafalgar Square Pigeon, written by David K. Lines, was published by Random House.


  • The book was mentioned frequently by Newfoundland businessman Geoff Stirling, who incorporated elements of the book into station graphics and overnight programming for his television channel CJON-DT.
  • The children's arts charity The Flying Seagull Project is named after the novella.[12]
  • The book was featured in the 2018 second season of the Showtime series I'm Dying Up Here.
  • The character is referenced in a 1997 episode of The Simpsons. In "The Mysterious Voyage of Homer," the Sea Captain exclaims, "Jonathan Livingston Seagull! We're on a collision course!"[13]
  • The character Mike Brady, in the 1995 parody The Brady Bunch Movie, is reading the book while in bed.[14]
  • In the 1980 film The Nude Bomb, Bill Dana plays a character named Jonathan Levinson Seigle.
  • In Nina Simone's performance of "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free" at the 1976 Montreaux Jazz Festival, just after the mid-point, she sings, "Jonathan Livingston Seagull ain't got nothing on me!"
  • The animated television series Puppy Dog Pals features, as a recurring character, a seagull named Jonathan.
  • The digital multiplayer board game "100% Orange Juice" features seagulls from Flying Red Barrel as enemies. The seagull boss is called "Big the Jonathan."
  • In Part of Your World: A Twisted Tale By Liz Braswell, Scuttle's Great-Grandgull Jona claims her Great-Grandfather gets confused sometimes and refers to her as "Jonathan. Jonathan Livingston."
  • The book is referenced in the chapter "The Corsican Brothers" by the title character of Osamu Tezuka's Black Jack.
  • The book is referenced in Key and Peele skit "Prepared for Terries," in which the events of the work are reconfigured as a loose allegory of the sketch's own questions of conformity in the face of personal discomfort.
  • The book is referenced in Season 4, episode 5 of Showtime's Ray Donovan.
  • The book is referenced in the movie The Chambermaid (Kino Lorber).
  • The book is referenced in a Singapore drama, "Morning Express."



The novella inspired the production of a film of the same title in 1973. The film was made by Hall Bartlett many years before computer-generated effects were available. In order to make seagulls act on cue and perform aerobatics, Mark Smith of Escondido, California built radio-controlled gliders that looked like real seagulls from a few feet away. This footage was not used in the final cut of the film.[16]

Bach had written the film's original screenplay, but he sued Paramount Pictures before the film's release because he felt that there were too many discrepancies between the film and the book. Director Bartlett had allegedly violated a term in his contract with Bach which stated that no changes could be made to the film's adaptation without Bach's consent.[17] Bach took offense to scenes Bartlett had filmed which were not present in the book, most notably the sequence in which Jonathan is suddenly attacked by a wild hawk, which was voiced by Bartlett himself. Ultimately, the court ruled that Bach's name would be taken off the screenplay credits, and that the film would be released with a card indicating that Bach disapproved of the final cut. Bach's attorney claimed, "It took tremendous courage to say this motion picture had to come out of theaters unless it was changed. Paramount was stunned."[18]

The Grammy Award-winning soundtrack album was composed and performed by Neil Diamond and produced by Tom Catalano. It won the 1974 Grammy Award as Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television Special. The album apparently also made more money than the film, selling two million copies in the United States,[19] 400,000 in France,[20] 250,000 in Germany,[21] 200,000 in Canada [22] and 100,000 in the United Kingdom.[23]

The Irish actor Richard Harris won a Grammy in 1973 for the Audiobook LP Jonathan Livingston Seagull.[24] To date, Harris's reading has not been released on any other format. Versions read by the author, Richard Bach, have been released on LP, cassette, and CD.[25][26][27]

And the second or last name was inspired by:

The Science of the Lemurian Flow.

This idea came somewhat from the laid back ideas of surfers on a mystical level where surfing was a religious experience and a key to enlightenment for surfers around the world. Many life long surfers see surfing as a spiritual discipline leading to enlightenment and a better life for themselves and their families worldwide.

There is something very humanizing about Surfing approached from as a spiritual discipline I have always noticed.

I was a surfer from 1960 to 1969 when I switched more to skiing, body surfing, boogie boarding and scuba and snorkeling which I had also done from around 1960 also living on the coast of southern California from 1952 mostly until the present in San Diego, Los Angeles County and north towards San Francisco. Also, I lived in Mt. Shasta from 1976 until 1992 off and on too with my family and children where skiing was wonderful while I lived there every winter.

Also, Lemuria was from Baja California up into Oregon up the California Coast thousands of years ago as a civilization that traveled to the stars which I remember from past lives.