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Saturday, May 2, 2015
Shadow-Govt Bullying Tactics used against young to old, high status to low status to enforce compliance with an Illuminati agenda that has nothing to do with democracy and every to do with creating an The Complete Metropolis society for the 2%. Don't fool yourself, purge after purge will happen in their plan from the high to low until achieve their sick goals related to http://cupiderosbooks.blogspot.com/2014/06/disgusting-practice-of-cia-mind-control.html. This is where it's all going. Their grand plan for society child porn, bestiality, all spying legal and then maybe people will live decent lives??????
How to stop this nonsense: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E86E0SPb6sc
Monday, March 16, 2015
Monday, June 23, 2014
Psychiatrists/Physicians admit—Disorders are not a “Disease”
Read ‘Mental Disorders: The Facts Behind the Billion Dollar Marketing Campaign’ here
“There are no objective tests in psychiatry-no X-ray, laboratory, or exam finding that says definitively that someone does or does not have a mental disorder.” “there is no definition of a mental disorder. It’s bull—. I mean, you just can’t define it.” — Allen Frances, Psychiatrist and former DSM-IV Task Force Chairman
“While DSM has been described as a ‘Bible’ for the field, it is, at best, a dictionary…. The weakness is its lack of validity. Unlike our definitions of ischemic heart disease, lymphoma, or AIDS, the DSM diagnoses are based on a consensus about clusters of clinical symptoms, not any objective laboratory measure. In the rest of medicine, this would be equivalent to creating diagnostic systems based on the nature of chest pain or the quality of fever.” — Thomas Insel, Director of the National Institute of Mental Health
“Virtually anyone at any given time can meet the criteria for bipolar disorder or ADHD. Anyone. And the problem is everyone diagnosed with even one of these ‘illnesses’ triggers the pill dispenser.” — Dr. Stefan Kruszewski, Psychiatrist
“Despite more than two hundred years of intensive research, no commonly diagnosed psychiatric disorders have proven to be either genetic or biological in origin, including schizophrenia, major depression, manic-depressive disorder, the various anxiety disorders, and childhood disorders such as attention-deficit hyperactivity. At present there are no known biochemical imbalances in the brain of typical psychiatric patients—until they are given psychiatric drugs.” — Peter Breggin, Psychiatrist
While “there has been no shortage of alleged biochemical explanations for psychiatric conditions…not one has been proven. Quite the contrary. In every instance where such an imbalance was thought to have been found, it was later proven false.” — Dr. Joseph Glenmullen, Harvard Medical School psychiatrist
“The theories are held on to not only because there is nothing else to take their place, but also because they are useful in promoting drug treatment.” — Dr. Elliott Valenstein Ph.D., author of Blaming the Brain
“There is no blood or other biological test to ascertain the presence or absence of a mental illness, as there is for most bodily diseases. If such a test were developed … then the condition would cease to be a mental illness and would be classified, instead, as a symptom of a bodily disease.” — Dr. Thomas Szasz, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, New York University Medical School, Syracuse
“We do not have an independent, valid test for ADHD, and there are no data to indicate ADHD is due to a brain malfunction.” — Final statement of the panel from the National Institutes of Health Consensus Conference on ADHD
“The way things get into the DSM is not based on blood test or brain scan or physical findings. It’s based on descriptions of behavior. And that’s what the whole psychiatry system is.” — Dr Colin Ross, Psychiatrist
“Psychiatry has never been driven by science. They have no biological or genetic basis for these illnesses and the National Institutes of Mental Health are totally committed to the pharmacological line. … There is a great deal of scientific evidence that stimulants cause brain damage with long-term use, yet there is no evidence that these mental illnesses, such as ADHD, exist.” — Peter Breggin, Psychiatrist
“No claim for a gene for a psychiatric condition has stood the test of time, in spite of popular misinformation.” — Dr. Joseph Glenmullen, Harvard Medical School psychiatrist
“In reality, psychiatric diagnosing is a kind of spiritual profiling that can destroy lives and frequently does.” — Peter Breggin, Psychiatrist
“…modern psychiatry has yet to convincingly prove the genetic/biologic cause of any single mental illness…Patients [have] been diagnosed with ‘chemical imbalances’ despite the fact that no test exists to support such a claim, and…there is no real conception of what a correct chemical balance would look like.” — Dr. David Kaiser, Psychiatrist
“There’s no biological imbalance. When people come to me and they say, ‘I have a biochemical imbalance,’ I say, ‘Show me your lab tests.’ There are no lab tests. So what’s the biochemical imbalance?” — Dr. Ron Leifer, Psychiatrist
“Virtually anyone at any given time can meet the criteria for bipolar disorder or ADHD. Anyone. And the problem is everyone diagnosed with even one of these ‘illnesses’ triggers the pill dispenser.” — Dr. Stefan Kruszewski, Psychiatrist
“No behavior or misbehavior is a disease or can be a disease. That’s not what diseases are. Diseases are malfunctions of the human body, of the heart, the liver, the kidney, the brain. Typhoid fever is a disease. Spring fever is not a disease; it is a figure of speech, a metaphoric disease. All mental diseases are metaphoric diseases, misrepresented as real diseases and mistaken for real diseases.” — Thomas Szasz, Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus
“It has occurred to me with forcible irony that psychiatry has quite literally lost its mind, and along with it the minds of the patients they are presumably suppose to care for.”— David Kaiser, Psychiatrist
“DSM-IV is the fabrication upon which psychiatry seeks acceptance by medicine in general. Insiders know it is more a political than scientific document… DSM-IV has become a bible and a money making bestseller—its major failings notwithstanding.”— Loren Mosher, M.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
“All psychiatrists have in common that when they are caught on camera or on microphone, they cower and admit that there are no such things as chemical imbalances/diseases, or examinations or tests for them. What they do in practice, lying in every instance, abrogating [revoking] the informed consent right of every patient and poisoning them in the name of ‘treatment’ is nothing short of criminal.”— Dr. Fred Baughman Jr., Pediatric Neurologist
“Psychiatry makes unproven claims that depression, bipolar illness, anxiety, alcoholism and a host of other disorders are in fact primarily biologic and probably genetic in origin…This kind of faith in science and progress is staggering, not to mention naïve and perhaps delusional.” — Dr. David Kaiser, psychiatrist
“In short, the whole business of creating psychiatric categories of ‘disease,’ formalizing them with consensus, and subsequently ascribing diagnostic codes to them, which in turn leads to their use for insurance billing, is nothing but an extended racket furnishing psychiatry a pseudo-scientific aura. The perpetrators are, of course, feeding at the public trough.”— Dr. Thomas Dorman, internist and member of the Royal College of Physicians of the UK
“I believe, until the public and psychiatry itself see that DSM labels are not only useless as medical ‘diagnoses’ but also have the potential to do great harm—particularly when they are used as means to deny individual freedoms, or as weapons by psychiatrists acting as hired guns for the legal system.” — Dr. Sydney Walker III, psychiatrist
“The way things get into the DSM is not based on blood test or brain scan or physical findings. It’s based on descriptions of behavior. And that’s what the whole psychiatry system is.”— Dr. Colin Ross, psychiatrist
“No biochemical, neurological, or genetic markers have been found for Attention Deficit Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Depression, Schizophrenia, anxiety, compulsive alcohol and drug abuse, overeating, gambling or any other so-called mental illness, disease, or disorder.” — Bruce Levine, Ph.D., psychologist and author of Commonsense Rebellion
“Unlike medical diagnoses that convey a probable cause, appropriate treatment and likely prognosis, the disorders listed in DSM-IV [and ICD-10] are terms arrived at through peer consensus.”— Tana Dineen Ph.D., psychologist
“It’s not science. It’s politics and economics. That’s what psychiatry is: politics and economics. Behavior control, it is not science, it is not medicine.”— Thomas Szasz, Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Dr. Henry Makow gave the following report of Brice Taylor and Cathy O’brien who were two illuminati mind control victims.These two women were tortured, brainwashed and prostituted by the Illuminati and they paint a disturbing picture of how the world is really run. Both say they were prostituted to world leaders as children. Brice Taylor, author of Thanks for the Memories (1999) and Cathy O’Brien (with Mark Phillips) author of Trance-Formation of America (1995).
These books are consistent and confirm the revelations of Illuminati programmer “Svali” (“Illuminati Defector Details Pervasive Conspiracy.”) If you want to understand the world, you must read these three women.
Essentially every country is run by a shadow government, which owes its loyalty to the New World Order controlled by a 13-member Illuminati Council.
Our political leaders are chosen by their moral frailties, blackmail-ability, and willingness to advance the Illuminati plan. Strings are pulled and they mysteriously rise to prominence. It doesn’t matter which party they belong to. They secretly serve the “Cause.”
Many are products of a life that may include pedophilia, drug trafficking and consumption, child pornography, bestiality, mind control, rape, torture, satanic rituals and human sacrifices. They are given many opportunities to indulge their perversities, which ensure continued obedience and solidarity.
Drug trafficking, white slavery, prostitution and pornography finances secret New World Order programs. Elements in the CIA, FBI, Coast Guard, Military, and police are all involved, as is the Mafia.
This information may upset or enrage some people. The torture and depravity they describe is excruciating. Even writing about it is difficult.
The most disgusting and sickening practice this world has ever known is Mind Control.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Everything you wanted to asked about and more.
Mind Control. Microwaves beaming at citizens, MK-Ultra. Govt and Shadow Govt Attempts and processes and procedures to control the masses to bring in the New World Order.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Satanism and the CIA: International Trafficking in Children (Part 1/5)
Ted Gunderson shows the link between Satanic ritual abuse, drug trafficking
and the international trafficking in children by the CIA, during an interview from 1987.
Illuminati Mind Control Methods and Plans for World
Third step: to not wishThe child is placed in a room with favorite toys, or objects. A kind adult comes into the room and engages the child in play. This adult my be a friend, aunt, parent, or trainer. The child and adult may engage in fantasy play about the child's secret wishes, dreams, or wants. This will occur on several occasions, and the child's trust is slowly gained. At some later point, the child is severely punished for any aspect of wishing or fantasy shared with the adult, including the destruction of favorite toys, going in and undoing or destroying secret safe places the child may have created, or even destroying non cult protectors. This step is repeated, with variations, many times over the ensuing years. Occasionally, the child's siblings, parents, or friends will be used to reveal inside fantasies the child has revealed to them during the daytime, or in unguarded moments. The ostensible reason the cult gives for this step is to create a child who doesn't fantasize, who is more outwardly directed, less inwardly directed.
Read the entire article to the end at the links above!
Ritual Abuse is not a random event among the 1-2% of the Global Elite
that have taken over our world. It has a purpose and method that are
both insidious and scientific. The Germans perfected the methodology in
their concentration camps, and were then secretly imported into the
United States via "Operation Paperclip". Josef Mengele, the "Angel of
Death" has been sighted by many of those that broke free from the Cult.
Some claim he actually did their "programming" under the alias of "Dr.
"..I encountered the Group as a result of a personal investigation into a very strange series of deaths and bizarre behavior changes I observed among my
"Conspiracy of Silence" is a powerful, disturbing documentary
revealing a nationwide child abuse and pedophilia ring that leads
to the highest levels of government. Featuring intrepid investigator
Sunday, December 1, 2013
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Wednesday, October 16, 2013
After the American Psychiatric Association (APA) approved the latest version of its diagnostic bible, the DSM-5, psychiatrist Allen Frances, the former chair of the DSM-4 taskforce and currently professor emeritus at Duke, announced, “This is the saddest moment in my 45-year career of practicing, studying and teaching psychiatry” (“A Tense Compromise on Defining Disorders”).
The DSM-5 (the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) will be released by the APA in spring 2013. However, a forlorn Frances states, “My best advice to clinicians, to the press, and to the general public—be skeptical and don’t follow DSM-5 blindly down a road likely to lead to massive over-diagnosis and harmful over-medication.”
And while homosexuality was dropped from the 1980 DSM-3, oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) was added, and ODD is now a popular child and adolescent diagnosis. The symptoms of ODD include “often actively defies or refuses to comply with adult requests or rules” and “often argues with adults.” Is it any more valid to label teenage rebellion and anti-authoritarianism as a mental illness than it is to label runaway slaves as mentally ill?
In a landmark 1973 study reported in Science, David Rosenhan sought to discover if psychiatry could distinguish between “normals” and those so “psychotic” they needed to be hospitalized. Eight pseudopatients were sent to twelve hospitals, all pretending to have this complaint: hearing empty and hollow voices with no clear content. All pseudopatients were able to fool staff and get hospitalized. More troubling, immediately after admission, the pseudopatients stated the voices had disappeared and they behaved as they normally would but none were immediately released. The length of their hospitalizations ranged from 7 to 52 days, with an average of 19 days, each finally discharged diagnosed with “schizophrenia in remission.”
Saturday, June 22, 2013
What does it mean to be a woman with a public online presence? A lot of the time it means finding like-minded people to make friends with, collaborate on projects with, and share your view of the world. A lot of the time it means sharing your presence and letting people know, "Yes! There are girls on the Internet!"
All of the time, it means a little bit of fear.
That fear is always riding just under the surface. On the outside, I can be casual, humorous, and love my life deeply and sincerely. But that doesn't make the fear go away. The fear is always there. It comes in the form of comments on my body when I ask people not to. It comes in the form of private messages asking for my facebook info or to "get to know me better". It comes in the form of being afraid to tell people off too harshly in case they lash out or seek revenge, or try to look up my personal information to spread on hate-sites. It means constant vulnerability. A vulnerability that I have to contend with if I am to have any online presence at all.
For me, the fear is people finding out my real name and where I live and trying to find me. There are no restraining orders on the Internet. If someone knows my name, google is all too happy to divulge where I currently am digitally, and everything I've done in the past. For better or worse, that is how the internet works. It requires us to be good people and take responsibility for our words and actions, but our morals are changing slowly, and when profits become involved, our morals are often pushed to the side or completely ignored. Everyone has to make a living, right?
Saturday, May 25, 2013
The Science Of External Controls
Monitoring (Asset Control)
Every intelligence service since time began has sought methods of owning people and ensuring they stayed loyal. Two of 13 Illuminati families who are known to have developed extremely well-run bloodline intelligence groups are the Li family and the Rothschild family. The Li’s family started its Chinese intelligence back in 1400 A.D. They had already been an ancient Chinese aristocratic family for many centuries prior to this. Some of their techniques for their agents were state of the art mind control techniques.
The Rothschild’s personal spy network and their own mail service was known to be superior to the national European governments during the 19th century. Traditional spy-craft has involved the ability to recruit and keep agents loyal. The professional spook manipulates his recruits for a living. He becomes adept at controlling people.
For thousands of years, spy operations have honed their skills at controlling people. Because they work secretly, they generally have done whatever they wanted. When you combine the resources and centuries of intelligence operations of the Illuminati, along with the credibility of government intelligence agencies supposedly guarding our national security, the combination is horrific. There are no moral or financial restraints on what is being done. If the intelligence groups want to dabble in keeping a severed head alive apart from the body, (or a frozen body with an active head) which they have done, there is no one to stop them. Handlers of slaves use both natural and contrived cues to convey to the slave that they want obedience.
A natural non-verbal threat cue would be brusque movements, and an innuendo in their voice. A contrived cue would be placing both hands behind the head, which is a code for "I AM YOUR MASTER, OBEY ME." Another cue for slaves to obey is when the master makes a fist with his right hand and touches his forehead. This means, "OBEY." Even children, who were multiples, who were being taught to control their mother who wanted to leave the cult, have been observed using the fist to the forehead to try to get obedience from their mother. Staring is one method that the Programmers use. Charles Manson, who was both a slave and a handler, is an example of how a penetrating hypnotic stare is used by the Programmers.
One way to control people is to wear clothes of authority. Dr. Green, Dr. Black, Dr. Star, Michael Aquino and other programmers have worn Nazi uniforms while programming, and at other time have worn Satanic Priestly garb.
A beginning point to control people is understanding human needs, and understanding the individual to be controlled. A good case officer learns everything he can about the asset (person or slave) he is to control. Case officers/handlers have been constantly working at improving their skills of control. Monarch slaves who must function as intelligence officers, who recruit spies, are trained in the art of listening and conversation.
Learning to listen without interrupting is a guarantee of success. CIA handlers/ programmers have an extremely personable side to them--and a very deadly animalistic side to them too. They will be trained to look anyone they want to recruit in the eyes and withstand their stare.
"Friendship begins with a smile; recruitment with a stare." (This is a quote from the book Suvorov, Viktor. Inside The Aquarium. New York: Macmillan, p. 108. During training, men in U.S. Army Intelligence are told to read this book to understand how U.S. intelligence works). The entire lives of Monarch slaves are kept on records. Zbigniew Brezinski, and the heads of the CIA, and Sec. of Defense Cheney are just some of the men known about who have access to the computer records that contain records on every active Monarch slave.
Not everyone has a price, but everyone will respond to their needs being met. James K. Van Fleet, an important military intelligence officer, wrote about how to manage people. In military intelligence, they keep files on people where they identify which subconscious desires of people are important to the person at the time.
All this information is kept in SOFT FILES--which are not official files, so these files have never officially existed and are not given up even to Congressional subpoenas. The Intelligence agencies know that if they find out what the person wants above all else in life, they can control the person. The nine areas that are monitored to see if they are important at the moment are:
1. emotional security
2. recognition of efforts or reassurance of worth
3. creative outlets
4. a sense of personal power
5. a sense of roots--belonging somewhere
8. love in all its forms
9. new experiences
Once they monitor these areas and then they determine which needs are priority needs for the person, then they will use what they call "the depth approach" to subconsciously gratify those needs in a way that they gain control over the person. Modern companies are doing this too. Dough mix isn’t sold, but making a family memory with the children is. Soap isn’t sold to get dishes clean--but rather soft beautiful hands are sold. Cosmetic companies don’t sell an item--they sell you hope or an image. Fruit dealers don’t sell fruit, they sell health and vitality. Car dealers don’t sell cars, they sell prestige and images. Freezers aren’t sold, emotional security from having a full freezer is sold. They have learned to genuinely appeal to the 9 subconscious desires.
In intelligence, these desires are called "weaknesses", because intelligence case officers and handlers will attempt to manipulate those desires for their own gain by sincerely helping the person. They set up short-range & long term goals and plans on how to manage a person.Monarch Butterfly and MK-Mind Control Strategies
The term "gaslighting" comes from the play Gas Light and its film adaptations. The term is now also used in clinical and research literature.[2
Friday, May 3, 2013
A story entitled, "Psychiatry Profession Has Lost Its Mind," states, "The new 'psychiatry bible' has been criticized by many as a testament to the insanity of the industry itself. Virtually every emotion experienced by a human being—sadness, grief, anxiety, frustration, impatience, excitement—is now being classified as a 'mental disorder' demanding chemical treatment with—you guessed it—pharmaceutical drugs.http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?llr=a4y4kndab&v=001e4MTcRpscGqOyV7mYrXBFIR7C_XfdFKfPutKqYTokUHM7AQB9OjwIPFaPvgisg5-VfzWH9cy6B5H46zZmODjGaTfzBmciv6J52zxI1gkn7kz1i6-BuU1Q6BB5XpNg3I5faSy_YK9kLtiNpBo_khhNw%3D%3D
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
This odd title is a deliberate botching of Martin Luther King’s famous phrase from his “I Have A Dream” speech, the part when he said, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
The content of their character. So many girls and women are still judged not by the content of their character but by their lips and their eyes. For so many women on this planet, beauty is still the only working capital.
I am fortunate to live in a place where women have opportunities for education and careers. And yet I am struggling to deal with the reality that my 5-year-old daughter has already learned that her appearance seems to be more important than her character. She is learning that for many people, her appearance is primarily who she is.
Friday, September 14, 2012
5 Ways Modern Men Are Trained to Hate Women
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Sunday, August 26, 2012
A timeline of women in world computing
* 1800s: Ada Lovelace (1815–1852, British), was an analyst of Charles Babbage’s analytical engine (an early mechanical general-purpose computer) and is often described as the first computer programmer, since her notes on the engine include the first algorithm intended to be processed by a machine.
TIME LINE OF WOMEN IN WORLD COMPUTING
From the WIPJune 1, 2011
by Andrea Dulanto
When attending an event produced by Wizard World, it is hard not to feel a bit geeky.
Currently on tour throughout the U.S. and Canada, Wizard World made its first stop in Miami, Florida. Same as other comic book conventions, Wizard World presents artists and merchandise from different genres—not just comics, but graphic novels, sci-fi, anime, gaming, cosplay, and cult comedy.
Many of the women at Comic Con represent distinct approaches to empowerment. Some may identify as feminists, others may not. Some may want to be known as a woman artist or a cosplay girl. Others may prefer to be seen as an artist or cosplayer without any reference to gender.
Erin Hurst, creator of the live-action comedy show 3000 Brigade, started going to cons as a fan in 1999. At that time, any girl who actually showed up at a convention was “worshipped…put on a pedestal.” In recent years, Hurst has seen a lot more women who do not care if conventions are “nerdy.” Hurst admits there is “still a little bit of sexism… [with girls] scantily clad in Princess Leia costumes.” But now there is also the “girl with a rodent hat on… [to add] more balance.”
Since 2007, Hurst has entertained convention audiences with comedy skits based on video games and con culture. Despite the enthusiastic response from fans, Hurst still has to confront the stereotype that “women aren’t considered as funny as men.” Her male audience will “come to a show, laugh like crazy” and when she presents herself as the author of the skits, they react with disbelief: “There’s no way a woman wrote that.” As evidenced by the continued success of the 3000 Brigade, Hurst enjoys proving them wrong. Comic book artist Cayce Moyer has also had to deal with preconceived notions about her work. At a previous comic con, a man passed by her table several times before he finally asked if she was the artist. When she said yes, he seemed amazed at the idea that “girls can draw too.”
Despite this experience, Moyer has found that “most people at conventions… [kno
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Saturday, January 14, 2012
“Numbers don’t lie.” “What counts is the bottom line.”Such sayings sound definitive, like the dead-end of a boring story. But as these facts come to light–no longer imagined or guessed at–so does the truth of publishing disparities, the unfortunate footing from which we can begin to change the face of publishing. We are no longer guessing if the world is flat or round; we are wondering how to get from point A to B now that the rules of navigation are public and much clearer. Questions long denied will lead us to new awareness, to challenge current publishing practices, and to query the merits of selection on the level of individual publications and review journals alike.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
In many ways, the constant barrage of this type of imagery (and characterization) is not unlike the sh*tty neighborhood I used to live in where every time I walked down the street, random people I didn't know shouted obscene comments about my body and told me they wanted to have sex with me. And you know, maybe a lot of those guys thought they were complimenting me. Maybe they thought I had tried to look pretty that day and they were telling me I had succeeded in that goal. Maybe they thought we were having a frank and sexually liberated exchange of ideas. I'm willing to be really, really generous and believe that's where they were coming from. But in the end, it doesn't matter that they didn't know it was creepy; it doesn't matter that they "didn't get it," because every single day I lived there they made me feel like less of a person.
That is how I feel when I read these comics.
And I'm tired. I'm so, so tired of hearing those messages from comics because they aren't the dreams or the escapist fantasies or the aspirations that I want to have. They don't make me feel joyful or powerful or excited. They make me feel so goddamn sad that I want to cry, because I have devoted my entire life to comics, and when I read superhero books like these I realize that most of the time, they don't give a sh*t about me.
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Sunday, September 25, 2011
We can begin by taking a look at the very fact of us all being in this room today. How did we get here? Each of us have overcome difficulties in our own lives, each of us has dared to dream, and fortunately, has been born in a time where we were able to pursue some if not all of these dreams. We have had access to resources and options which were denied to women of just a few generations ago – resources and options which are even denied to other women today, in this country and elsewhere. Some of us have endured bad luck, made bad decisions, or failed at things we tried our hands at – but we haven’t been ruined by these misfortunes. We have alternatives. We have second, third and ninety-third chances. We have more autonomy than our foremothers may have been able to imagine.
In short, we are all so lucky. And this is only because of the brave women and men who fought for certain rights and equality, who went against the tide of what was acceptable, who challenged the status quo, who refused to take as an answer that “that’s just how things are”. We are here because they did not think of themselves alone. They did not relegate their abilities to simply securing a better life for themselves, but put the vision of a better world above their own personal journeys, and in doing so secured a better life for millions.
I am asking you today if we too can demand a better explanation than “that’s just how things are”. I believe that as women, we are conditioned on a deeply embedded level to be wary of or threatened by, and consequently cruel toward, one another. Perhaps there are biological or evolutionary reasons for this. But I refuse to accept that we cannot evolve female rivalry out of our systems. Larger systems of power, yes, but more importantly, smaller microcosms of the same.
In our own lives, can we get over our mistrust of other women? Can we leave cliques and factions behind in our school years and embrace a greater loyalty? Can we see that another woman’s success need not necessarily mean our own failure? Can we cease to be judgmental or jealous? Can we cease to be threatened by other women, for reasons of our own insecurities, and can we stop acting out of that sense of fear?
Just as our palette of big life choices continues to expand the more society develops, I would like to think that in our day to day interactions, we should also become more mindful of how we choose to treat one another. Can we make choices that deprogramme the way we have learnt to feel about other women – learnt from all the ways we ourselves have been hurt – and choose to say, “This stops with me. What has been done to me by girls I went to school with, women in my extended family, superiors I worked under or any other situation, incident or environment that fostered in me a sense of female rivalry or mistrust will no longer control the way in which I respond to individuals now.” Will we choose to undermine other women, in ways big and small, or will we choose to embrace a less cynical view? Can we work together to create new environments in which all of us can feel free to meet our highest potential without being hindered by unhealthy competition?
You may be wondering why I have taken a less festive approach to International Women’s Day and am asking these potentially uncomfortable questions. I promise you I didn’t start out this cynical. In fact, I started out quite the opposite – if I could have had feminist slogans on my diapers, I would have! Throughout my teenage years I volunteered with women’s NGOs, and continue to do so in some capacity today. I was one of those girls who would rather have a tee-shirt that said “the revolution is my boyfriend” than have an actual human one. I think I limited my own literary forays for some years by refusing to read anything by authors I derogatorily labeled “dead white men”. I was proudly, radically, obviously and – I must admit, perhaps a little obnoxiously – feminist. And then the disillusionment set in.
At some point in my life as a young activist, I began to see that polemics and politics only go so far. How far does philosophy translate accurately into one’s practical realities? One’s fundamental humanity and compassion are all that really matter – it is of no consequence if this can be backed up by proselytizing or theory. You know how this works. I am almost certain that there is no one here today who would not name her grandmother, mother, aunt or sister as her personal inspiration – a woman who did not necessarily know of or say that she subscribed to theoretical ideals but nonetheless manifested the best of them in her life and across the lives of all she touched.
Today my feminism is nuanced by the understanding that as with all great adversaries, the most significant challenge to female empowerment comes from within. From within our ranks, from within our own hearts, from within our own inability to look beyond a reactionary and defensive stance.
But there is something else that also comes from within. And that is strength. Women have always regarded as being strong, and we are, but in modern times we are also powerful. I think of power as originating from an external source, from the validation of being in a certain position of influence. But strength has a far more esoteric source. It manipulates less, and moves more. There is a difference between strength and power – which do you operate from?
And I ask these uncomfortable questions not because I am above reproach but because I also deal with them in my day to day life and work. Sometimes, I frown on the actions of teenage girls because they do not seem as empowered as I was at their age. Or I might secretly judge someone of my generation for having had an arranged marriage, letting her in-laws dictate her career choices, or not realizing how beautiful she is because TV commercials tell her otherwise. But who am I, really, to judge? How would I know what those girls or women have been through and what has shaped their decisions? Why can’t I just respect that they are different, but no less equal? Concurrently, I struggle to undo and unlearn traumas imprinted on me because I am a certain kind of woman, born into a certain kind of culture, in a certain era. I struggle to not be manipulated into being pitted against other women in social and professional situations by those who know just how to push those buttons. I struggle to deal graciously with female associates who have backstabbed, cheated and even plagiarized me without having to descend to petty conflict that would only satisfy those who believe that women cannot evolve out of our habituated enmity. Because I believe we can.
SlutWalk To Femicide: Making The Connection
by Rita Banerji
In January, a Toronto police constable told a group of students at a school safety forum that to prevent being sexually assaulted they should “avoid dressing like sluts.” This victim-blaming message sparked a global grassroots protest movement called ‘SlutWalks.’ –Ed.
India wrote off the SlutWalk organized in Delhi as a terribly insignificant event. According to a police report, there were about 700 attendees in all, including 400 police personnel and 200 media people. That means the actual number of participants was probably not more than a 100 – a ridiculously miniscule number in a country with a population of a billion plus.
• Poster for SlutWalk Delhi posted to one of several SlutWalk communities on Facebook. •
However, this was no big surprise. Even as the event was being planned, the organizers came under fire from all sides: from women’s groups, feminists, media people, liberals, and conservatives. They were unanimous in that this was a highly inappropriate event to be held on Indian soils. As one female journalist in an opinion column in a major, left-leaning newspaper in India put it, “[By] taking off [their] clothes and adopting the 'slut' word as signifying their right to dress as they please…[these women] have ironically proved the veracity of the Canadian cop's statement.” In an attempt to ease tensions and woo more supporters, the SlutWalk Delhi organizers announced that they had decided to drop the term ‘slut’ and don regular clothes. Instead they would carry placards emphasizing the original message of the global SlutWalks, i.e. that all women have the right to safety, to not be harassed or sexually attacked regardless of how they are dressed.
But the fact of the matter is that millions of women, as they go about their mundane tasks of living and working, face sexual persecution on the streets and public spaces in India, on a daily basis. And they do so fully clothed. It matters little if they are low-income or middle class, educated or illiterate, housewives or professionals. Most girls and women step out onto the streets warily, always with their defenses up, always anticipating some form of sexual aggression: a rough groping of the breast, a pinch on the bottom, a lewd remark, or a sexual expletive.
The Pink Chaddi Campaign: Landing a Pink Slap on the Face of Moral Policing in India
by Charukesi Ramadurai
- India -
India is now the land of The Consortium of Pubgoing, Loose and Forward Women. Who would have thought?
• In another protest against Pramod Muthalik, people took the streets on Valentine's Day offering free hugs in Bangalore. Photograph by Charukesi Ramadurai. •
Over the last two months, a group of activists calling itself the Sri Ram Sene (Lord Ram's Army) led by Pramod Muthalik attacked women in a pub in the South Indian city of Mangalore. They followed this up by bullying and slapping a college girl who was sitting on a bus with a boy her age "to teach her a lesson” for speaking with a Muslim boy. More recently, several copy-cat instances of violence have also taken place in Bangalore, where groups of men have attacked women for wearing jeans. Politicians have issued banal statements about how "such behavior will not be tolerated." A few have gone further calling it the beginning of "Talibanization in India" while taking no concrete steps to punish the guilty or prevent such incidents in future.
In quick response to the Mangalore incident, the Bangalore-based Alternative Law Forum (ALF) started the Pink Chaddi campaign (chaddi is Hindi for underwear), urging people to send pink panties as a symbol of love to the Sene office, which had also threatened to attack couples celebrating Valentine's Day (another threat to "Indian culture"). In just over two weeks since the campaign was first announced, it evoked unexpected interest and support across the world through blog links and networking sites. At last count, there are nearly 59,000 supporters - men and women - on just the campaign’s Facebook group.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
First Edition, 1952
Ten Year Reading Plan
Following is a ten year reading plan provided in the Great Books of the Western World first edition library of 1952. The works are organized by the year that they appear in the reading plan. Works shown with hypertext links are available online. Another such list is maintained by Ken Roberts.
The great books index is a personal interest project and is not sponsored by the Encyclopedia Britannica corporation. I urge you to purchase this excellent set of books and patronize this company.
* Aristophanes - The Clouds
* Aristophanes - The Lysistrata
* Plato - Apology
* Plato - Crito
* Plato - The Republic
* Aristotle - Nicomachean Ethics
* Aristotle - Politics
* Plutarch - The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans
o Numa Pompilius
o Lycurgus and Numa Compared
* Saint Augustine - The Confessions
* Nicolo Machiavelli - The Prince
* Francois Rabelais - Gargantua and Pantagruel
* Michel Eyquem de Montaigne - Essays
* William Shakespeare - Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
* John Locke - Concerning Civil Government, Second Essay
* Jean Jacques Rousseau - The Social Contract, or Principles of Political Right
* Adam Smith - An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations
* Edward Gibbon - The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
* American State Papers - The Declaration of Independence
* American State Papers - Articles of Confederation
* American State Papers - The Constitution of the United States of America
* Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay - The Federalist
* Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels - Manifesto of the Communist Party
* The New Testament - Matthew, Acts
* Homer - The Iliad
* Aeschylus - Agamemnon
* Aeschylus - Eumenides
* Aeschylus - Choephoroe
* Sophocles - Oedipus the King
* Sophocles - Antigone
* Herodotus - The History
* Plato - Meno
* Aristotle - Nicomachean Ethics
For more years go:
Great Books of the Western World Ten Year Reading Plan
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
by Dr. Mary Ann Block
The drugs used on children diagnosed ADHD come with a host of potential side effects. According to the manufacturers of the drugs, the following side effects can and do occur: insomnia, anorexia, nervousness, seizures, headaches, heart palpitations, cardiac arrhythmia, psychosis, angina, abdominal pain, hepatic coma, anemia, depressed mood, hair loss, weight loss, tachycardia (too fast a heartbeat), increased blood pressure, cardiomyopathy (weakening or change in heart muscle), dizziness and tremor to name a few. The U.S. FDA has warned ADHD drugs such as Ritalin, Adderall and Concerta can cause heart attack, stroke and sudden death. These drugs are classified as schedule II controlled substances with high abuse potential. According to reports in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the drug Ritalin has been found to be very similar to and more potent than cocaine.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
My book, The CIA Doctors,[i] is based on 15,000 pages of documents I received from the CIA through the Freedom of Information Act and dozens of papers published in medical journals. These papers report the results of research funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Department of the Army, the Office of Naval Research and the CIA. From 1950 to 1972, the CIA funded TOP SECRET research at many leading universities including Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Johns Hopkins and Stanford. There was a series of CIA mind control programs including BLUEBIRD, ARTICHOKE, MKULTRA, MKSEARCH and MKNAOMI.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Why Are These FVG Videos Made?
Boredom. A chance for three to seven minutes of fame. To gain more subscribers. FVG is easier to make than a Vlog. A request by someone desiring to relive their school-dance memories of some girl they saw--forever. A chance to prove to someone else she VG dance moves. An attempt to get a boyfriend. Copying dance moves of their favorite singers or stars. Advertisement for another website the girl owns, works at for entertainment (these tend to be more professional and more posey than dancey). A lark, just being silly (JBS) playtime in their rooms--someone's hand accidentally taps the record button! A FVG competition between girls.
Which reasons is the legitimate reason? All of them.
Which one is the best reason to make one? Boredom. Just Being Silly (JBS). Don't Take This Too Seriously FVG. These reasons seem to produce the number quality FVG videos. The girl/s are relaxed. They're having fun. They don't care if anyone watches or indulges in all three or seven minutes of their fame. Easily these videos can grab 50,000+ views over time.
The Life Cycle of FVG Dance Video
1. Bored hottie looking girl decides to burn off some excessive energy.
2. She uploads this to YouTube. She trembles knowing it may be taken down in 48 hours for some off handed situation, like her dirty underwear is showing the background. Or her panties are too see-through. Or she seems too young for the age she listed. Or no white girl can dance that way stylistic reason. Or her FVG moves were too FHG video (H meaning horizontal). Whatever the reasons, she knows and the male viewers watching for rare blooming FVG flower knows it's mysterious why a FVG dance videos disappears to the off-sites of banned FVG dance videos sites. Despite all these hurtle and challenges and mysterious, the bored girl uploads the video. Another site is this one where a nude girl apparently outplays several guys in soccer and scores.
3. Males begin to see the video, watch, rate, comment and subscribe (WRCS). This is the very best the FVG girl can achieve.
4. Girls become competitive and watch and learn or try to out-FVG the girl's FVG video with a response video.
5. The competition between the girls cools down.
6. Males continue to watch and save and share or tell others about the girl's FVG video.
7. Her FVG video grabs about 70,000 viewers before the artist whose song is the background music, complains about all the missed sales. This may be solved by the Tune clickable download of the background sound. Only time will tell.
8. The girl is told to change the music on her video or it will be removed.
9. Weeks pass by before anything is done. This is a confusing process after all for three to seven minutes of fame.
10. The video is removed (RV) or banned (BV).
11. All the males continue to upload the now-even-hotter banned FVG video, so it's all over YouTube giving the girl fifteen to thirty-five minutes of fame, albeit under male names.
12. She wonders why there isn't a FVG contest. But she assumes, probably, it would end up as a get-all-your-friends-to-click winner contest. In other words, the best FVG video would not be selected but the most popular FVG girl's video would win. The girl shrugs after wondering about all these things and decides to make another FVG video, because she's bored after all. Her next FVG video moves through the same cycle.
13. The FVG girl is honestly curious: Why so many males want to view her as oppose to the other girls out there just as pretty? The answer is obvious to the males. No girl is as uniquely pretty as you are-- FVG girl! See for the male, a woman's beauty is a singular thing. If you've seen Katrina Witt nude, it doesn't matter; you still want to see the next uniquely pretty girl nude, too. In the case of FVG video, the males still want to see the next uniquely pretty girl's FVG Video.
14. Back to the FGV video cycle. If FVG girl is lucky, steps 7-10 will never happen. But this doesn't prevent step 11 from occurring. After all males bond by sharing females around between themselves.
15. If she's super lucky, other girls who want a popular FVG Video will asks the girl "How To FVG dance?"
An Alternative Life Cycle follows the same Steps 1 through 7.
8. The girl is tired of her dance video. After all, she much better now.
8a. The girl is tired of people thinking she's a FVG girl, so she takes it down.
8b. The girl is graduating from college and wonders if her employer will see her FVG video. She takes it down.
8c. The girl's parents accidentally see the video. The girl is told to take it down.
8d. The girl can't conceive of how to turn her popular FVG video into money, but sees ads running on her page. She takes the video down. eHow - How to do just about everything
8e. The girl wants to put all her FVG Video on a CD and sell it. After all, there are plenty of places to sell such videos.
Many reasons can kill an FVG Video. Many a males will be sad, but not so distraught to see her FVG Video go.
Watching the FVG Video--The Process
Listen carefully. Watching the FVG video is no small feat. The FVG Video is unrecognized an art form.
1. A new FVG video is announced in your subscriptions. You don't receive your YouTube subscription by email? You lost out big time (YLOBT). Remember FVG Videos can have a life cycle as short as 48 hours! By the time Friday or Saturday rolls around, her FVG video is floating in digital space somewhere between YouTube.com and the banned FVG video websites. There are many such websites. So ASAP watch any FVG Videos that come your way. If the FVG video is a dud, don't worry. If her FVG Video is a hot one, download it right away! Do this even if the girl has ten FVG Videos with 80,000 views! You never know when your lucky/cautious FVG girl will make a banned video (BV).
2. Watch the entire FVG Video -- unless it's so boring and uninspiring you cannot wait because other FVG Videos are fresh in the cue of subscriptions to be watched.
3. Ask questions. Is the music good? Poor music makes a poor FGV video. Even if a girl uses an old hot song like "Low" she'll probably gather more hits. "Low" was and is a hot dance song. Some good FVG Video dance songs:
I kissed A Girl
I Love The Way
4. Does the FVG moves work in sync with the music's rhythm? That is a huge plus.
5. Also an extra plus is if the girl's FVG moves can work counter sync to the music rhythm. This is much harder to describe. You have to watch an FVG video demonstrating this.
6. One girl is perfect for a FVG video. She can dominate the screen and music and space with her dancing.
6a. Two or three girls FVG Videos are harder to make. One or two girls can mess up the whole thing. But if two or three girls, even five girls do hot FVG moves, the FVG Video is definitely a five rate (5R) and a keeper (5RK). I've seen FVG (5RK) videos on YouTube.com. If more than five girls make a FVG Video, say seven or ten, at least three-quarters have to perform FVG hot moves. So that'd be five out of seven girls or seven out of ten girls.
7. Does the FGV moves show the girls entire body? If you see only her front, something's missing. You should see 360 degrees of the girl's hottie body.
8. Does the girl smile? Plus is she does. Negative if she doesn't smile. Negative if the smile is forced. Positive if she doesn't smile but her facial features show a smoldering desire, a seriousness of her FVG dance concentrating.
9. How is she dressed? This one is tricky. It seems a girl dressed skimpy will produce a hotter FVG video. Not really. What makes a FVG video hot is the girl's dancing--period. She could be wearing a sack on her body. If the FVG are hot, the girl will be hot. If she's got on jeans, top and shoes, she can be as smoking as a girl in short-shorts and small-cropped T and bare feet can. Just because a girl makes a FVG video in her swimsuit doesn't automatically make it a hot video. Just because a girl makes a FVG video in her swimsuit doesn't make it automatically a dud either.
10. Did the time disappear when you watched her FVG Video? If so you have to rate if five!
11. Did her FVG Video remind you of sex or romance or petting or smooching? If so, rate it a five!
12. What percentage of time did she spend in the vertical position? FVG are all about the vertical as opposes to the horizontal. Any girl can make the horizontal position hot. The FVG allows for some horizontal positioning here and there, but it's basically a standing dance video at the core.
13. Does the girl move a lot or a little? Tricky. Moving a lot could be hot. Moving a little could be hotter. It's all a matter of FVG style.
14. Style? Is it something your mother did on prom night? Or is it something your younger sister will do at a private party. Another way to view this is Control body movements vs. wilder body movements. Both can be hot. Both can be classy, although the controlled body movements tend to have a classier style. Classier meaning you could probably dance like that in public and no one would mind. Are the moves choreographed? Unless they are silly moves, you have to give at least four for choreographed moves.
15. End. How does the video end? With a smile? With a taunt? With a leering challenge? With a hope-you're-satisfied expression? All the before are good. The best is the hope-you're-satisfied-because-I'm-satisfied-with-my-FVG-dancing expression (smile or half smile).
1. Be honest. First rate the video. Why? Because you might forget to rate the video, you're so busy wanting to comment.
2. Make the comment short but meaningful. Complement her FVG moves. If you compliment the music, her clothes, her dance space (unless she did a great job in a small dance space), you're ignoring the girl. After all she made this video for herself and for you the viewer.
3. If you have something negative to say, soften it.
"You're FVG video didn't start hot, but you lit a fire by the middle and end."
"This was pretty good. I'd watch another video by you anytime."
"Not the most original. But I'll remember your moves night and day."
"You can dance, but the music didn't do you justice."
Regardless of how hot a girl's FVG video; don't expect another one too soon. FVG videos are rare flowers. These perpetual roses will occur again, but only the Goddesses and Gods know when this will be. The FVG girl is in high demand and part of being in demand is the waiting for her next FVG video. :)
If you rush this process, she'll make one because you want one. It may not be as good as an FVG video made when she was bored (BV) or just being silly (JBS).
FVG girls do this for free! You do get to download her FVG video.
Expect another FVG video when she's bored or wants to burn off energy. This tends to happen a lot and is not restricted to the four seasons of the year. These perpetual roses FVG videos provide a splendor and glamour to the Internet world, stroll among them and enjoy.
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Fascinating Fictional Characters -- How To Write Them Using Astrology.