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|Weight Inward into Lightness: A Reading of Canoe Repair||
âCanoe Repairâ takes place at a transitional time for the main character. Zanes moves from New York City to a New Hampshire town and has to adapt to a new life and a new job, running a Laundromat, as well as to his sonâs new hang-gliding activity and his wifeâs new TV job. Thus, âCanoe Repairâ occurs at a moment when rural and urban worlds are put in âconnection and disconnection at the same timeâ (âMidcourse Correctionsâ 50). While we learn more about Zanesâ occupations, we also read a portrait of the townâs life. We discover a picture of America and its smell of âcoffee richly dripping and poppy-seed-blue corn muffinsâ (69). We read Zanesâ discussions with âSeemyon Stitching â¦ a spring immigrant from Byelorussia and a trained marathon runnerâ (62), and find out about the âpresidentâs eight oâclock message to the nationâ they listen to when âno one among the machine-users seemed to be waiting for the presidentâs speechâ (72). The story deals with the movements of people from the town who use the Laundromat and the movements of the canoe on the lake, as well as the hang-gliding and the weather.
One might describe the events in these terms. But the story is also a reflection on time and on strange, everyday moments in oneâs life. âCanoe Repairâ presents a section of a manâs life, also a canoeâs, since its repair is at the center of the storyâs multiple directions, its focus on space and movement. The story is a space where different tensions meet. It shows the strain between two worlds, two generations, between different experiences of time and perception, and between two voices telling the story. âBetweennessâ is central in McElroyâs writing. In âCanoe Repair,â âââBetweennessâ isâ¦ the crumbling edge of the interface of worlds, selves, and situationsâ (Saltzman 100). Betweenness is also at stake when we consider âMidcourse Corrections,â an unusual autobiographical interview/essay ended by âCanoe Repair.â
âIs a canoe too beautiful to be funny unless somebody falls out of it?â asks Joseph McElroy in âMidcourse Correctionsâ - âfalls out, tipping it over? Put two people in it facing forward. Whatâs the stern paddler see? Whatâs the bow paddler feel? - for the stern paddler?â(42).
These questions about canoe uses are put into practice in McElroyâs short story, independent but part of the essay, as he explains. âSome of the material in âMidcourse Correctionsâ could be said to turn into âCanoe Repairââ¦ I wanted to use âCanoe Repairâ to fulfill âMidcourse Corrections,â that peculiar interview memoir â¦ that should turn into fiction at the end.â Personal correspondence with the author, June 16, 2001.
âCorrectionsâ is itself an experiment in literary form that in many ways epitomizes the body of McElroyâs writing. âWith its inserted interviews, its odd proportions, and its highly colored perspectives of me,â McElroy writes in a letter, â[âCorrectionsâ] is a hybrid fiction, I suppose. A daydream posing as a document.â (cited in Tabbi 156)
The thematic and structural research of this âhybrid fictionâ turns into practical experience in âCanoe Repair.â The authorâs reflections upon space, motion, and perception connect to the movement of the boat on water because the âcanoe becomes an occasion to think.â Personal correspondence with the author, February 6, 2003. We can approach the story from different angles due to the openness of its particular structure linking it to the essay, of which it is also the unusual closing part. Nevertheless, it would be unfair to consider the story strictly as a conclusion to âMidcourse Corrections;â it has its own structure, dynamics, and meaning. It is a complex and intense story because of the multiple tensions we can feel in its narration.
To understand âCanoe Repair,â we have to focus on the transient aspect of Zanesâ life and its relation to tensions that appear both thematically and structurally. The text is literally at the end of the âMidcourse Correctionsâ but metaphorically âin between.â It connects to âMidcourse Correctionsâ but is autonomous. Moreover, it plays strangely with the readerâs expectations. It is organized around a double voice that disturbs the readerâs traditional way of reading. The reading, because of structural devices that put us âin between,â becomes the experience of the transition moment Zanes goes through, his shift from one world to another, his perception of the world.
Zanesâ visions can sometimes be confusing. Hence, some aspects of the story can be destabilizing to the reader. The story starts with a family scene: Zanes and his son are watching the river. A strange canoe used by a black man and a blond woman catches their attention. Zanesâ neighbor calls him afterward to fix the canoe for the blond womanâs son; the canoe captures Zanesâ attention throughout the rest of the story. Parallel to Zanesâ work on the canoe, we learn about his arguments with his son regarding the latterâs hang-gliding practice. We also get to know more about the life that goes on at the Laundromat where Zanes meets with Seemyon Stytchin and a group of young punks that disturb the community. Zanes starts a friendship with Lung, a member of this group. However, this summary contradicts the storyâs original presentation of Zanesâ world because it reassembles what is purposefully fragmented in âCanoe Repair.â We only achieve this vision of the story retrospectively because it is not told linearly.
Our expectations as readers are challenged, as David Porush notes when associating the technique of âde-automatizationâ provoked by the unsettling language of McElroyâs novel Plus. Plus â main character Imp Plus is a brain detached from its body and put in orbit to communicate with earth during a scientific experiment. When relearning ways to communicate, Imp Plus uses language unusually. Therefore, the reader is forced to see words in a different way. Imp Plus presents a new use of words that questions the systems we automatically refer to when using language. In âCanoe Repair,â the challenge to our automatisms lies in the distortions that affect the structure of the story. The compact paragraphs of âCanoe Repairâ are juxtaposed without transitions. When turning to a dialogue, McElroy does not use rules of quotation to let the reader know that the viewpoint is changing. Tabbi claims that for McElroy âthe mental text â¦ does not precede the work at all but exists instead in the work, where the reader might imaginatively participate in the compositional or self-creative effort that went into the life/workâs compositionâ (158). The activity of the reader is thus part of the structure of the short story. Disjunction calls up the readerâs activity of representation. It asks us to create a coherent image of the narrative, a coherent text. Omitting the relation between two events leaves room for the reader to fill in the blanks. This crafted incompleteness creates the structure of âCanoe Repair.â Facts have more than one logical order; the reader coordinates elements by analyzing fragments.
Thus, the reader organizes the very space of the text. We shift, for example, from âWhen he took his canoe out, Zanes also thought,â to âThe ideas knew how to get away sometimesâ in the next paragraph (59). Reading âZanes also thought,â the reader does not expect the sentence to stop at this point. S/he expects a complement to the verb âthought.â Therefore, reading âCanoe Repairâ can be somewhat frustrating; the author even ironically refers to our unsatisfied expectation when we lack a transition between the two sentences. That is why, as Wolfgang Iser notes in The Implied Reader, we have to use imagination to compensate for the gaps. The context created by the sentence: âWhen he took his canoe out, Zanes also thought,â is destroyed so that the reader steps back and reflects upon the narrative as a work of art. âThe artwork itself is represented as an artworkâ (McHale 30). The reader finds metafictional allusions that suggest a fiction conscious of its fictionality, which makes the reader understand the story at another level of representation. These metafictional moments create a disjunction in addition to the fragmenting of the plot itself.
Each blank invites interpretation and coordination. Do the gaps become the theme of the narrative? When analyzing Modern texts such as Ulysses, Iser engages the issue of semantic richness and incoherence of gaps, moments of inconsistency, disruption, or omission. He sees reading as a process the reader undergoes to synthesize fragmented elements; the reader creates meaning.
The unconnected allusions and the abrupt alternation of stylistic devices disclose a large number of gaps â¦ [that give] rise to the stimulating quality of the text. On the one hand, the density of allusions and the continual segmentation of style involve an incessant changing of perspectives, which seems to go out of control whenever the reader tries to pin them down; on the other hand, the gaps resulting from the cuts and abbreviations tempt the reader to fill them in. (Iser 213)
The structural breaks in âCanoe Repairâ might be less extreme than those in Ulysses but, similarly, the gaps and omissions become part of the storyâs theme, possibly denying thematic synthesis itself. Zanesâ fragmented thinking and his way of experiencing life are present in the style the author uses. The medium is often the message. The construction of sentences that might make us insecure reminds us that reading âCanoe Repairâ is a special experience that enables us to coordinate elements of the story and thus penetrate Zanesâ mind and his somewhat eccentric thinking. The reader, by grasping multiplicity, references, and rambling elements, maps out what is happening in Zanesâ mind. The way things get originally connected structurally mirrors Zanesâ experience of the world that also reaches for unusual connections.
How do we find our bearings reading âCanoe Repair?â The narration resists linear order. It seems laminated into different sequences of the characterâs life. Flashes are exposed with neither explanation nor transition. Joseph McElroy ânever hid the gapsâ (âNeural Neighborhoodsâ 204). Chronology is not respected; events follow a pattern of shifts from one subject to another, from one point of view to another, and everything seems important and unimportant at the same time. There is sometimes no link between consecutive sentences: âWas it my time device operating again?â and âA canoe is what makes you doâ (77). Here, gaps interfere with our sense of the evolution of the story and the progression in the characterâs life, if there is one. These gaps are caused mostly by the double narration of the story, and they are even more challenging to the reader. When we shift from, âWas it my time device operating again?â to âA canoe is what makes you doâ (77), we shift from an âIâ to an omniscient narrator. Zanesâ own perspective on his life is balanced by the omniscient narrator. To understand Zanesâ life, we need to be inside him and outside him. We need to know the world exterior to Zanesâ subjectivity to understand his reactions, hence the role of the omniscient voice.
The embedded structure of the story told by two narrators juxtaposes two sources of information. This construction enables the insertion of one perspective within another and it leads us to see Zanesâ life as an accumulation of fragments. Different perspectives provide distinct information about and approaches to the same life. Can the story be seen as a dialogue between these two poles? Unlike traditional narrations where the reader faces a set of events exposed in a linear way, âCanoe Repairâ makes the reader feel the duality of life.
McElroy constructs a dynamic that can be paralleled with the theme of the double, often present in gothic stories. In these stories, the narrator and the character are the same person, although it is usually not clearly stated in the text. In âCanoe Repair,â there is, to some extent, a renewal of the theme of the double since our character has a double voice. The schizophrenic tensions represented by the strange vision of the double in the gothic stories appear in âCanoe Repairâ in a somewhat different way. The strain between two voices can be understood as the representation of power over the development of the story.
First, the omniscient exterior narrator controls the story. Progressively, âIâ becomes dominant. At the end, rapid shifts of viewpoint break up the story. The evolution of each viewpoint implicitly lets us gather details about the context of each narratorâs intervention. The constant shift form âIâ to âheâ changes the readerâs relation to the narrator because it implies a nonlinear way to gather information. Each narrator puts the reader into a frame of mind that influences interpretation. The shifting of frames makes the readerâs activity intense. When we change frames, we have to change our interpretation. How to base our understanding of the story on a specific context when the latter is always denatured?
The two narrators fragment the story, and they produce a repetitive pattern. Each of the narrators gives us details on the same moments of Zanesâ life. The double narration is thus based on the repetition of similar life sequences. The double narration allows repetition to penetrate the narrative. It is thanks to repetition that the reader can make sense of the storyâs disconnected elements. The gaps that we apparently cannot coordinate - such as âIs there somebody over there? Zanes said. Probably, his son saidâ and âAll but one of the machines were in use that eveningâ(72) - are so large that the only way the reader can assemble the fragments of the story is by focusing on the repetitive patterns that connect these partial perspectives. We constantly come across the same moments: the observation of the canoe, meetings between Zanesâ wife and the producer of her cooking show, scenes with Lung, discussions with Seemyon, and so on. The plot offers not so much progress as recurrence, duplication, and reiteration.
In our mind, those terms are usually connected to something monotonous. Yet in âCanoe Repair,â the iteration of words, ideas, and/or themes does not result in a redundant effect on reading. The first reference to âsunsetâ (56) is echoed by â[o]ne of them materialized at sunsetâ and âat sunset a window beamedâ (57). Through repetition, meaning emerges. Repetition is not used to stop the progression of the plot: the elements of Zanesâ life are never told twice in exactly the same terms. The accumulation of repetitions creates an unusual meaning, a meaning understood through indirect means. Zanes refers to his own time: âmy time deviceâ (58), âanother timeâ (61) as opposed to âmy wifeâs cookbook, my time machineâ (69). Zanesâ experience of life does not rely on a chronological structure. When we accept repetition, we understand that time does not need to be seen as a linear progression.
Repetition lets us understand how Zanes organizes his life. The first and last moments of the story present similar scenes. âIt was sunset and the boy was angry and wanted to be somewhere elseâ (56). Zanes and his son are outside watching the canoe for the first time. The first words of the story put the reader in the middle of a situation. The first character we meet is not Zanes but his son referred to as a âboy.â He could be anybody. In that sense, the story can be considered a statement about any family life, its structure, its implicit rules, and its repetitive patterns. The reference to âsomewhere elseâ also puzzles the reader at the beginning of a story; we do not even know where the character is. At the end, we have circled back: âAbove me, I felt the presence of my son at his window. If I didnât take down the screens, it would soon be summer againâ (78).
The end is paradoxical since it does not explain the story but at the same time concludes it through indirect means. The story ends on âagain,â which alludes to an opening, a repetition of what we have read, maybe an allusion to the beginning if we think of the circularity of the repetitive pattern of the narration. On the other hand, the allusion to the coming summer ends with a period. Spring will soon be finished. We note here again the parallel between the first scene and the last one since the story opens on the ending of something, of a day. We are at a time when Zanes makes a pause in his life. His work on the canoe is what âmakes [him] doâ (77). His crafting the canoe changes aspects of his life, his relationship with his family and his community. The end of spring makes a kind of conclusion to the story but, at the same time, it opens the story toward a new time period. The conclusion and the opening lead us to different interpretations. We face some conflicting perception of time and closure. Depending on the type of time framework one has in mind, things can be open or closed; that is where the tension originates. The last and first scenes teach us to pay attention to how things are repeated in variation in the story. Both scenes point to a double direction. By examining this process, one understands that repetition is used to let one access Zanesâ subjective knowledge.
In the two scenes, the son and the father are both watching another place, an outsider place. They disagree on the hang-gliding activity. But this tension gets somewhat resolved at the end when they both look again in the same direction. An open conversation about this issue never appears in the story. Tensions are solved indirectly: âIs the leak like worry, no more than worry?â (75). The boat becomes the center of our attention; it is a place where Zanesâ concerns are to be projected and fixed too. The leak of the boat is associated with Zanesâ life: âWhen you left your job last year you were taking what you had and making it flow into a new system rather than holding onto what had been used. It would have leaked away if you had not made it move into a new systemâ (63). The canoe becomes a system of reference we share with Zanes to understand his life. The changes he goes through are projected into the repairing of the canoe, and thanks to the details of the crafting we understand the adjustments of his own life.
Connection is hidden where we cannot see it at first sight, where we do not expect it. For instance, a paragraph describing Zanes canoeing ends, âA wind was coming up, and I heard a breathing sound of paddlingâ (65). The next paragraph begins, âHe treaded water and in his mind smelled fish scales. A wind came up. Zanes felt a wash against his domeâ (65). The wind coming up appears twice, but the repetition is not identical because it lets us collect different details about Zanes canoeing. The first time, the wind relates to sound, while the second time it is linked to smell and then touch because of the sensation of âwash.â The different senses are connected to the same moment of Zanesâ life, and we gather this general image as well as its fragmented aspect thanks to repetition. Zanesâ sense of the world is not constructed upon a close frontier between things. Wind and breath become one; canoe and lake become one. To Zanes, âthe beautiful canoe could loosen in your mindâ (73). The different parts of his life (his relationship to Lung, his son, his wife, the canoe, the neighbor) are permeable. They communicate in an unusual way because they get to influence one another without ever being purposely or directly connected. The apparently rambling progression of the content of the story mirrors Zanesâ vision of life. As a result, the nonlinearity guides us.
The relationship between âCanoe Repairâ and âMidcourse Correctionsâ emphasizes the reflections on moments of ârepairâ or âcorrectionâ in oneâs life. The two works present pauses at a transitional time. The reading of âCanoe Repairâ is the reading of images and themes mapped out in a paradigm linking scattered elements from the story, âMidcourse Corrections,â and the readerâs world. McElroyâs variation on themes common to both âMidcourse Correctionsâ and âCanoe Repairâ is close to Andy Warholâs technique in a series such as Marilyn. Like the painter, the author chooses a theme and modulates it. This project changes the narrative framework and our reaction to it. We can consider âMidcourse Correctionsâ and âCanoe Repairâ to be doublings on a similar project: both pieces give different perspectives on the same thing, the way âCanoe Repairâ also gives partial perspectives on the same plot. When reading âCanoe Repair,â the reader may have âMidcourse Correctionsâ in mind. Both pieces are meant to add to each other.
In that sense, McElroy ârepeat[s] something now to make you remember something then and set[s] you up for something laterâ (Kawin 34). The reiterations linking the two pieces can be understood as emphases on moments that create echoes in the readerâs network of references. In âMidcourse Corrections,â McElroy writes that his essay is written to âinterrupt, interleave, break diverse kinds of documentsâ (10). âCanoe Repairâ can be read as the application of such a project to fiction. The gaps are motivated by a wish to mix disconnected âdocuments.â Tabbi notes that the interviews âare like a fictionâ (160). In that sense, the frontiers between the essay and fiction are blurred because of their connections. Tabbi also claims, âMcElroy locates his compositional self in the space between plural subjectivitiesâ (160). The double narration of the story pluralizes Zanesâ subjectivity in a parallel way.
Structurally, the two pieces are surprisingly close. âMidcourse Correctionsâ is a combination of three interviews interrupted by the authorâs reflections, âINSERTS,â and â workpoints.â The short story and the autobiographical essay display a structure that accepts gaps and emphasizes echoes that connect the two texts. The substance of the canoeâs texture is mirrored by other parts of the essay:
INSERT: hinge turning: remember those trick hinged pieces of wood that were really constructed with curiously attached canvas strips?
An essay like that. An interview. A sentence fly-by that manufactures its own canvas in the space it also generates out of a music its thought spun off. (âCorrectionsâ 20)
The crafting activity of canoe repair is paralleled by the composition of writing. The textsâ themes and images branch into one another. As McElroy expresses it, the âmixed metaphor of [his] work extends a fluid trial. Like a mixed metabolism and through the pulmonary winding also unfolding and exfoliation of the sentenceâs plot it holds exchanges even between incompatiblesâ (âCorrectionsâ 15). A paradigm of images is used to progressively construct the original way Zanes conceives his world. We understand how in the story, incompatibles such as âweightâ and âlightnessâ can correlate. In the canoe, âthe noble forcing of the ribs into this oval narrow form turned the weight inward into lightnessâ (67). In oneâs life âcorrectionsâ and ârepairâ bring âweightâ and âlightnessâ in contact. Traditional oppositions are reconciled in âCanoe Repair.â
The Laundromat is a place where clothes are washed, but it also becomes a place to meet, a place where life is concentrated. In addition, when Zanes thinks ârowing looks like workâ (58), we see how things can serve different purposes. For Zanes, things do not have a unique meaning. Commonly, a Laundromat is used for washing. The rowing activity is meant to move a boat. However, experience changes the use of things. Zanes gives them a power to influence the world indirectly. His time influences the âreal time;â his vision of space dialogues with the âreal space.â
The reader adapts, concentrating on the unsettling aspects of Zanesâ representation of the world, and it participates in the creation of a simultaneous immobility and movement as when âthe canoe [is] moving but â¦ [is] stillâ (56). The apparent contradiction of this statement is illustrated by the structure of the story, which is partly why we may wonder if the canoe or the landscape is moving. Referring to a similar moment of immobility and movement in Hindâs Kidnap, Tony Tanner explains that âwe are all familiar with such optic illusion pictures which can be read in more than one way, often as focus shifts so that figure and ground seem to change placesâ (219). This optic effect is rendered by the way the story is told. The process of perception alters the representation of time and space: â[t]he lake was part of the canoeâ (58).
When reading the description of the canoe, we have an example of a moment when âthe eye following the line of something creates motion.â Personal correspondence with the author, June 16, 2001.
Its grand lines flared to a beam so wide it seemed low and was. Which end was which? Ribs curved with a beautiful singleness up to the gunwales, and, out of the bent tension in which they seemed to grip and bow the ribs, as you ran your eyes over it and felt it the canoe developed a force of tightness and actual lift, as if the noble forcing of the ribs into this oval narrow form turned the weight inward into lightness. (67)
The passage describes the canoe precisely and technically - âribs,â âgunwales.â We are so close to the ribs of the boat that we get an impression of immensity. The sentences saturated with commas and information prevent us from picturing a full image of the canoe. Each small detail gets enlarged so that each part seems to expand itself infinitely. The movements are underlined: âflared,â âcurved,â âbent,â âgrip,â âbow,â âlift,â âturned.â The canoe is still but its description creates motion.
This passage can be seen as a micro-structural template for the way the story evolves. The story is the combination of different lines gathered into a unique moment. Indeed, there is a network of words that refer to either abstract images or other words linked to the movement of the boat in the story. The circuitry of words and their relation to other words is as important as what the words refer to. The formal fragmentation and disconnection lets us experience literally what happens in Zanesâ mind. The narrator explains Zanes has a ârestless mindâ (60) but never explicitly explains what it means. He never gives a full description of the way Zanes orders his thoughts. We access the definition of Zanesâ ârestless mindâ through the organization of the story. The tensions inviting for ârepairâ in Zanesâ life are present at any level of the text without ever being clearly expressed. The slow paths of the narration, its fragmentation, and its echoes are images of the canoe which itself reflects the tensions at stake in Zanesâ life.
These descriptions let us experience a different sense of space but also reveal the storyâs sensual approach to the world. Zanesâ readjustments orient and transform his vision. Things are examined, and their perception is detailed when Zanes describes his wife swimming, for instance: âHe imagined her, and he knew her words had reached some reservoir in his brain, where she was swimming at night, the luminous things like tiny muscular wakes lit up her thighs and the curve of her backâ (60). The âluminous things like tiny muscular wakesâ are observed with attention, and remind us of a vision of a sculpted body where forms and relief are emphasized. Narration zooms in on details of surfaces, and the intense observation of body parts and of the canoe makes a paradigm of sensual representations. The story pays attention to the concrete surface of things: the canoe looks like a âdeer swimmingâ (56). Things and people are described minutely, and the scale used is so close that the images of the story appear as details of a painting. The details Zanesâ vision focuses on remind us of the indirectness of his actions. Zanes pays attention to things in their details and cannot always see the overall framework of these things. Similarly, he cannot perceive the outcomes of all his actions.
McElroy refers to ââ[a]ttentionâ [as] a rather cold word [he] use[s] to suggest that the ways in which we embrace the world and embrace other people can be more precise and clear than we think sometimesâ (Anything 248). Zanesâ attention to the canoe and to his breath, for instance, as he feels the âair filling the space of [his] chest to be measured by another timeâ (60), is his way to âembrace the world.â His attention to the world indirectly penetrates his relationships. Zanesâ precise description of the exterior world lets us access his interior world. We understand, when paying attention to the depiction of his environment, why âthe lake [is] part of the canoeâ (58). Peopleâs lives are permeable, their energies travel into one another. Zanesâ activities involuntarily connect to other areas of his life. The clearer vision of life that appears when Zanes repairs the canoe gets transferred in mysterious ways to the other parts of his life. Different aspects of Zanesâ life influence one another, although it is not clear to him or us how they connect.
The flashes and fragments emphasized in the sequences of the story are used to represent the world: âit is the very abundance of perspectives that conveys abundance of the world under observationâ (Iser 226). The canoe is personified by Zanesâ interest in it: âA body was what it wasâ (73). Zanesâ observations change our perception of the canoe. It is compared to a lover, an animal, and a body: âhe almost loved the canoeâ (67), â[t]he canoe attracted others to it, they were in its futureâ (75), and â[a] canoe is what makes you doâ (77). Intensity changes the characterâs visions of the world.
This intensity also affects the way time is represented in the story. Perception is altered. Likewise, time is distorted. McElroy refers to âthe arranging of things in space, the motion of things and persons in space. Time dissolved into spatial relations.â Personal correspondence with the author, June 16, 2001. When Zanes asks, âwhat if space was time?â (72), his question could be considered as a comment on the devices used by the author. In âCanoe Repair,â time is peculiar since it is fragmented and does not follow a plain progression. McElroy writes in âMidcourse Correctionsâ that his writing is to be understood as âmodifications of language editing the rhetoric of whatâs inside and not disclaiming faith that the words really rendered things and motions outside - and outside, somehow, consciousnessâ (13). The subjective experience of Zanesâ time is spatialized in the story. âOutsideâ and âconsciousness,â connected in âMidcourse Corrections,â become the pivot of âCanoe Repair.â
The story covers approximately seven months (âOne bright mid-September afternoonâ  to âsummer soonâ ), but the vision we have is the vision of an infinite time without bearings or perhaps a very short time so dense that the notion of its temporality is not valid. The sentences are constructed in order to convey the circuits and canals of Zanesâ stream of consciousness and even his perception process sometimes. Time is altered by perception and becomes spatialized in the story. We think about the witty reference to the Times and the âtwo Timeses for the price of oneâ (âCorrectionsâ 19) that could ironically summarize the treatment of time in the short story where subjective time is juxtaposed to seasonal time. When reading âCanoe Repair,â we face two experiences of time: one that is subjective and distorted by experience, and the other that is universal and related to the seasons referred to in the story. The original structure of the story, its fragmentation, and connections to âMidcourse Corrections,â is a means for the author to present a subjective system of perception.
When allowing the defamiliarizing elements of the story to change our reading, we penetrate a new experience of the world, of perception, and of time. For example, the image of the canoe passing is a recurrent pattern in the short story: âIt came out of a cove as quiet as a deer swimmingâ (56), â[t]he canoeâs animal flanks and low length absorbed the two paddlersâ (57), â[t]he lake was part of the canoeâ (58), â[t]reading water, my hand upon the overturned canoeâ (65), and so on. These allusions create a network of references to the symbolical meaning of the slow movement characteristic of an infinite moment. The personal experience of Zanesâ time transforms the time of the story: âBut he wondered what the long bark canoe felt like. Its length and strong delicacy. Its secret speed. Its timeâ (64). The canoe has its particular pace, its own time. Reading âCanoe Repairâ is experiencing canoe(ing) time.
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Tanner, Tonny. Scenes of Nature, Signs of Men. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge UP, 1987.
|When Your Spouse Is Mentally Ill||My husbandâs schizoaffective disorder devastated our family. Hereâs what Iâve learned in the years since he was first diagnosed.|
|Holly Schindler Writes...|
Holly Schindler is the author of A Blue So Dark.
Sypnosis of A Blue So Dark:
Fifteen-year-old Aura Ambrose has been hiding a secret. Her mother, a talented artist and art teacher, is slowly being consumed by schizophrenia, and Aura has been her sole caretaker ever since Aura's dad left them. Convinced that âcreativeâ equals crazy, Aura shuns her own artistic talent. But as her mother sinks deeper into the darkness of mental illness, the hunger for a creative outlet draws Aura toward the depths of her imagination. Just as desperation threatens to swallow her whole, Aura discovers that art, love, and family are profoundly linkedâand together may offer an escape from her fears.
Today, I have a guest blog, on a very fitting topic, by Holly.
Getting Out Of A (Reading OR Writing) Slump
If you would like to find out more about Holly or her books, you can visit her website or her blog!
|Garbage In, Garbage Out - IDOS-opiniepeilingen|
Paramaribo - Geliefd en verguisd. Dat is het beste om John Krishnadath te typeren. Zijn opiniepeilingen spelen deze verkiezingen een belangrijke rol. Vooral een psychologische. Hoe betrouwbaar zijn de IDOS-peilingen? "Ik had niet eens iets onderzocht en toch werd het IDOS verdacht gemaakt."
Tekst Iwan Brave/dWTfoto Werner Simons - de Ware Tijd, 10 mei 2005
Menig politicus zegt: "De ware peilingen zijn op 25 mei." Een waarheid als een koe en toch wishfull thinking tegelijk. Voor wie het uitkomt, zijn de DWT/IDOS-peilingen een dankbare houvast. Voor wie er bekaaid afkomt, zijn ze âonbetrouwbaar'. Neem bijvoorbeeld Desi Bouterse, die in februari de peilingen nog prees, toen zijn NDP als grootste uit de bus kwam in Paramaribo. Maar het kan verkeren. Vorige week, tijdens de afgelopen massameeting in Ocer, insinueerde Bouterse dat âniet-integere' wetenschappers de peilingen uitvoerden. Na de Amerikaanse verklaring was de NDP in Paramaribo flink teruggevallen. Maar Bouterse is niet de enige die zulk ambivalent, of misschien wel beter gezegd schizofreen gedrag toont ten aan zien van de DWT/IDOS- peilingen. Zelfs de doorgaans ingetogen Marten Schalkwijk werd het te gortig. Die besloot zelf maar over te gaan tot een opiniepeiling via zijn Nikos in opdracht van Dagblad Suriname.
|Eliminating Spiritual Toxins|
Consider a person who exercises fastidiously and holds to a strict diet but also abuses alcohol and drugs. That kind of schizophrenic behavior would raise a lot of questions, and rightly so.
The same goes for Christians who carefully guard their spiritual diet but make no effort to avoid or eliminate sinful, spiritual toxins from their lives. Faithfully studying God’s Word is vital to our growth, but it’s not the only factor. We need to recognize sinful attitudes and motivations as carcinogens that can wreak havoc in our spiritual lives.
Right now, these sinful toxins could be poisoning your life, eating away at your usefulness, and causing all sorts of decay and destruction. Peter recognized the threat these sins pose to our spiritual health and commanded his readers to “[put] aside all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander” (1 Peter 2:1).
The King James translation of 1 Peter 2:1 tells us to “lay aside” all of these negative things. The Greek word used here actually means to “strip off your clothes.” It’s the same thing that is meant in Hebrews 12:1 where we are told to “lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us.” Peter highlights five specific toxins we should strip out of our lives for the sake of our spiritual health: malice, deceit, hypocrisy, envy, slander.
Strip out the malice. In biblical times, malice meant “wickedness” or “heathen evil”—the characteristic evil of the world surrounding the young Christian church. Peter doesn’t advise laying aside some malice; he wants all of it gone. Today’s Christians are no different than those in the first century. Many of us like to play at Christianity while dabbling in worldly practices. But there is no place in the Christian’s life for the garbage of the world.
A young man once approached a great Bible teacher and said to him, “Sir, I’d give the world to know the Bible as you do.” The teacher looked him in the eye and said, “And that’s exactly what it will cost you!” If we want to grow and develop as Christians, we need to examine ourselves and identify those worldly remnants and scraps that we are hanging on to.
Strip out the deceit. Peter also instructs us that all deceit (or guile) has to be jettisoned from our lives. Impure motives lie at the root of deceit and this always leads to the conscious deception of others. But deceit never offers any long-term payoff—it’s always exposed eventually.
This is a hard lesson to teach children. I used to tell my own children, “It’s really a lot more expensive to lie, because every time I catch you in a lie you are going to be punished much more severely than if you told me the truth.” I had to prove this on occasion, and it was always a hard lesson for everyone—for me to teach and for them to learn—but it was worth it.
Strip out the hypocrisy. Hypocrisy is a natural outgrowth of deceitfulness. Non-Christians always like to point out that the church is full of hypocrites, and unfortunately they are right.
Christians sometimes reply to this charge by rightly observing that the church—where people can hear the gospel and be taught the Bible in the right way—is the best place for hypocrites to be. Nonetheless, as Peter plainly shows us, we can’t be content with that as the status quo. Hypocrisy, once uncovered, needs to be repented of. There is no place for it in the life of a sincere Christian. If the believer glibly excuses his hypocrisy, he is taking advantage of God’s grace and is a bigger hypocrite than ever.
Strip out the envy. Reduced to its basic components, envy is simply self-centeredness. Envy is always the last thing to die, because it only dies when the self dies. But as most Christians know, the self is hard to kill.
How many churches have been wrecked, how many missionary organizations have been riddled with dissension, how many families have been destroyed—all by envy? In his letter, James joins with Peter in warning Christians about the demonic influence of envy:
Strip out the slander. Simply stated, Peter is telling us to quit gossiping. Gossip just might be the most attractive sin for Christians. We may nod vigorously when the preacher warns about it from the pulpit, but on the way home or even while walking to the car we engage in it in any number of ways. We are very clever, of course, to mask it behind words like, “I’m so concerned about Mary” or “Can you fill me in a little so I can pray about it?” Far too much gossip goes on under the guise of prayer and feigned piety.
It is worthwhile to note how all of these five sins are interconnected. Malice (worldliness) inevitably fans the flames of deceit or guile. And deceit and guile lead to hypocrisy, which produces the envy. And the fruit of envy often leads to evil speaking—slanderous gossip.
As deadly as these toxins are, we still gravitate to them. In order to break their hold on our lives, we must develop a taste for what Peter calls the milk of God’s Word. He says, “Like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation, if you have tasted the kindness of the Lord” (1 Peter 2:2–3). Peter is telling his readers they have tasted God’s grace by taking that first step into salvation. The imperishable seed has sprouted and now they need to feed the new life they have within. For the new Christian especially, God’s Word is like milk. Milk is crucial to the growth of any baby and God’s Word is crucial to the growth of the new Christian.
Paul had the same idea when he wrote to the Christians at Thessalonica and said, “But we were gentle among you, just as a nursing mother cherishes her own children” (1 Thessalonians 2:7, NKJV). Paul passed on the same idea to Timothy, encouraging him to stand fast in the face of apostasy. He reminded Timothy that, if he is faithful in instructing the brethren in the truth of God’s Word, “You will be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished in the words of faith and of the good doctrine which you have carefully followed” (1 Timothy 4:6, NKJV).
As important as milk is, however, the human body needs other foods to gain all its proper nutrition. While some Christians are doing pretty well with laying off spiritual junk food, they are perhaps too content with a weekly bottle fed to them by their preacher. They are failing to get into the Word of God for themselves where they can chew on more solid food.
True spiritual nourishment for the believer is God’s Word. However, as Paul told the Corinthians, there is more to God’s Word than just milk (see 1 Corinthians 3:1–2). The milk provides a good start for our spiritual growth but we must also desire meat, the rich spiritual truths that God wants us to have if we are to truly change and become what He wants us to be.
(Adapted from Why Believe the Bible.)
|UC Davis Researchers Identify the Source of the Debilitating Memory Loss in People with Psychosis|| |
Finding pinpoints target for drug development in individuals with schizophrenia
(PRWeb July 22, 2015)
Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/07/prweb12864467.htm
|Drugs used less often in treating dementia|
Antipsychotics are meant primarily to help control symptoms from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, but they're also given to hundreds of thousands of elderly nursing home patients in the U.S. to pacify aggressive and paranoid behavior related to dementia.
|Google attackiert die Meinungsfreiheit, deutsche Medien Ã¼ben den Gleichschritt â News zum 9. August 2017||1. Der "Economist" berichtet Ã¼ber die Entlassung James Damores bei Google, nachdem Damore in einem Memo Kritik an seinem Arbeitgeber geÃ¤uÃert hatte: |
"This isnât a question of legality or policy. This is a question of virtue-signalling," says the boss of a prominent tech startup, reflecting the view of many in the Valley.
Einer meiner Leser schreibt mir zu diesem Fall:
Der Google-Mitarbeiter der sich kritisch zur Diversity-Politik seines Arbeitgebers Ã¤uÃerte, hat es soeben in die Nachrichten geschafft (N24, 8.8.17, ca. 11:30 Uhr):
Bemerkenswert ist, dass die deutschsprachigen Leitmedien fast durchgehend schon in ihren Schlagzeilen die feministische Perspektive als Tatsache ausgeben. Nur einige Beispiele von mehreren Dutzend Artikeln: "Google entlÃ¤sst Mitarbeiter wegen sexistischem Text" titelt die "Zeit", "Google feuert Mitarbeiter wegen sexistischen Manifests" Ãsterreichs "Presse", von einem "sexistischen Pamphlet" spricht Spiegel-Online, und "Google feuert Mitarbeiter nach sexistischem Manifest" titelt die "Frankfurter Allgemeine". Sogar der Wortlaut dieser Schlagzeilen ist weitgehend derselbe.
Ich weiÃ es nicht, warum in unseren Medien immer noch eine derart unstillbare Sehnsucht danach herrscht, im Gleichschritt zu marschieren. Die angelsÃ¤chsischen Medien haben allen Grund, sich bis heute Ã¼ber den "German goosestep" lustig zu machen. Ich habe KEINEN deutschsprachigen Artikel gefunden, in dem Google dafÃ¼r kritisiert wurde, eine bestimmte Ideologie durchzusetzen, indem der Konzern unbotmÃ¤Ãige Untergebene schlicht entfernte. Das ist im angelsÃ¤chsischen Sprachraum anders. Sicher, auch dort Ã¼berschlagen sich die Leitmedien mit Falschdarstellungen. Im Gegensatz zu Deutschland geben dort aber zahlreiche Magazine Widerworte und verteidigen in ihren Artikeln die Meinungsfreiheit.
Ein paar Beispiele. Das Magazin Quilette schreibt Ã¼ber James Damores Essay:
This essay may not get everything 100% right, but it is certainly not a rant. And it stands in sharp contrast to most of the comments, which are little more than snarky modern slurs. The arrogance of most of the comments reflects exactly the type of smug self-appointed superiority that has led to widespread resentment of the left among reasonable people. To the extent that such views correspond to those at Google, they vindicate the essayistâs claims about the authoritarian and repressive atmosphere there. Even the response by Googleâs new VP in charge of diversity simply ignores all of the authorâs arguments, and vacuously affirms Googleâs commitment to diversity. The essay is vastly more thoughtful, linked to the science, and well-reasoned than nearly all of the comments. If I had one recommendation, it would be this: That, before commenting on these issues, Google executives read two books: John Stuart Millâs On Liberty and Jonathan Haidtâs The Righteous Mind."
Das sind auch zwei BÃ¼cher, die man in deutschen Redaktionsstuben groÃflÃ¤chig verteilen sollte.
Das linksliberale Magazin "The Atlantic" stellt klar, dass Damores Manifest keineswegs "anti-diversity" sei:
Its author, who was later fired, began, "I value diversity and inclusion, am not denying that sexism exists, and donât endorse using stereotypes. When addressing the gap in representation in the population, we need to look at population level differences in distributions. If we canât have an honest discussion about this, then we can never truly solve the problem."
Was davon kommt bei den selbsterklÃ¤rten BannertrÃ¤gern des deutschen QualitÃ¤tsjournalismus an? "Sexistisches Manifest".
Das Magazin Quartz kommentiert:
By getting fired, Damore proved his own point â that many of Silicon Valleyâs leaders remain unwilling to engage with socio-political views different from their own.
Der "National Review" titelt "Lena Dunham and Google Demonstrate Why Our Free Speech Culture Is Slipping Away" und berichtet wie folgt:
An anonymous employee penned a multi-page memo addressing why there are fewer women than men in key fields in the tech industry. In the memo, he noted that Google values gender and racial diversity but has created an "ideological echo chamber where some ideas are too sacred to be honestly discussed." This means that Google responds to gender imbalances with "extreme and authoritarian" measures. At the extreme, it views all gender disparities as "due to oppression." Its authoritarian response is to "discriminate to correct this oppression." The writer than explores at length cultural and biological differences between men and women and then proposes some measures to increase female representation in the field without resorting to discrimination.
In einem weiteren Artikel stellt auch der "National Review" klar, dass es sich NICHT um einen frauenfeindlichen Text handelte:
The author (...) states repeatedly that he believes in diversity, and thereâs no reason to doubt his self-description as a classical liberal. His exclamation-point-free memo is hardly a rant. He expresses the hope that "open and honest discussion with those who disagree can highlight our blind spots and help us grow."
FÃ¼r die deutschen Leitmedien ist das schon lÃ¤ngst viel zu differenziert und kompliziert. "Sexistisches Manifest" muss genÃ¼gen. Es will sich ja auch keiner in irgendwelche Nesseln setzen. Wer weiÃ schon, wann der grÃ¼ne Pranger wieder online geht.
Der "Daily Wire" spricht von Firmenfaschismus :
James Damore, the author of the memo, told Bloomberg he had indeed been fired on grounds of "perpetuating gender stereotypes." Which is weird, since gender stereotypes are the basis for Googleâs "diversity policy," which suggests that more women must be hired in order to enrich the workplace. If men and women are identical, no such diversity policy would be necessary or praiseworthy.
CNBC berichtet in einem Artikel darÃ¼ber, warum die Entlassung James Damores illegal sein kÃ¶nnte, folgendes:
In a reply to the initial outcry over his memo, the engineer added to his memo: "Despite what the public response seems to have been, I've gotten many personal messages from fellow Googlers expressing their gratitude for bringing up these very important issues which they agree with but would never have the courage to say or defend because of our shaming culture and the possibility of being fired." The law protects that kind of "concerted activity."
Diskriminierung von MÃ¤nnern? In den meisten deutschen Leitmedien selbst heute noch nicht der Rede wert.
Der "Federalist" sieht James Damores als Opfer eines politisch korrekten Mobs und kommentiert:
One of the problems with this kerfuffle was that the vast majority of the histrionic reactions on social media and elsewhere have misrepresented not only what the memo says but also its purpose. The memo was neither a screed nor anti-diversity. It was the kind of unvarnished, dispassionate, and meticulous case that I imagine many engineers offer. Itâs difficult to believe anyone who read through it with an open mind could interpret the authorâs notions as an attempt to consolidate the patriarchy or to make life less diverse in his field.
"Breitbart", aus Sicht deutscher Leitmedien und einem befreundeten GrÃ¼nen unter den Genderama-Lesern eine Website, die auf keinen Fall zitiert oder verlinkt werden darf, wenn der Verlinkende nichts als rechtsextrem beschimpft werden mÃ¶chte, hat sogar eine eigene Interviewserie "Die Rebellen von Google" begonnen, in der Google-Mitarbeiter berichten, wie in diesem Konzern Hexenjagden und Intoleranz regieren. Lesen Sie NICHT, ich wiederhole, lesen Sie NICHT das soeben verlinkte Interview. Sie fangen an, plÃ¶tzlich unkontrolliert "Heil Hitler!" zu schreien, sobald Sie das tun. Klatschen Sie lieber brav mit, wenn Google einen Mitarbeiter "wegen Sexismus" entlÃ¤sst.
(Hadmut Danisch hat mit der Verlinkung des "Breitbart"-Beitrags Ã¼brigens gerade dasselbe Problem, wie ich bei der Recherche zu dieser Debatte sehe. Man macht es nicht gerne, aber der leitmediale Einheitsbrei bringt einen derart zur Verzweiflung ...)
Falls Sie in den nÃ¤chsten Tagen irgendwo in den deutschen Medien einen Artikel finden, der Ã¤hnlich wie die zitierten angelsÃ¤chsischen Medien aus dem Gleichschritt ausbricht und pro Meinungsfreiheit argumentiert, freue ich mich Ã¼ber den Link. Ich rechne nicht damit. Stattdessen bekommen wir etwa von Angela Gruber Spiegel-Online folgendes serviert:
Es wÃ¤re wÃ¼nschenswert gewesen, dass ein solches Schreiben ohne Reaktionen im Google-Intranet versandet. Einfach, weil niemand Ã¼ber solche Thesen diskutieren will.
AutoritÃ¤res und freiheitliches Denken prallen hier frontal aufeinander. Und wieder einmal ist die Kluft zwischen Redaktionsmeinung und Leserkommentaren unter dem Artikel riesig. Unter vergleichbaren Artikeln sieht es nicht anders aus.
Dezidierte Technik-Magazine ticken Ã¼brigens Ã¤hnlich, was die journalistische GesprÃ¤chsbereitschaft mit Menschen anderer Meinung betrifft. So erklÃ¤rt Jessica Tomala bei "Giga":
Ich bin zwar keine Programmiererin, sondern Redakteurin, aber wÃ¼rde ich mit James Damore, dem Verfasser des zehnseitigen internen Manifests bei Google, zusammenarbeiten: Ich hÃ¤tte meinen morgendlichen Kaffeebecher wohl einfach Ã¼ber seinem Kopf ausgeleert.
Damit hÃ¤tte sie es James Damore einmal so richtig gezeigt. Von wegen, Frauen wÃ¤ren neurotisch. Ha!
Ach ja: Was macht eigentlich Deutschlands Linke, wenn ein marktbeherrschender Konzern Arbeitnehmer feuert, weil diese Arbeitnehmer missliebige Ansichten Ã¤uÃern und Diskriminierung beklagen? Auch von dort hÃ¶re ich gerade nicht sehr viel.
Julian Assange immerhin hat James Damore inzwischen einen Job bei Wikileaks angeboten. Eingeleitet wurde dieses Angebot von einem klaren Statement Assanges: "Censorship is for losers".
2. Leider ist der deutsche Hang zum Gleichschritt nicht einmal das einzige gravierende Problem in unseren Medien. Um ein weiteres Problem zu beleuchten, legen Hanna Herbst und Nora Kolhoff im Magazin "Vice" einen geradezu maskulistischen Text vor: "Versaute Klassenfahrt" und "Sex-Lehrerin": Wie Medien Ã¼ber Missbrauch durch Frauen reden.
3. In der Printausgabe der "Frankfurter Allgemeinen" von morgen findet sich auf Seite 8 der Artikel "Die Grenzen der FrauenfÃ¶rderung" von Reiner Burger. Der Untertitel des ausfÃ¼hrlichen Beitrags, der leider nicht online steht, lautet "Die nordrhein-westfÃ¤lische Polizei darf MÃ¤nner im Bewerbungsverfahren nicht benachteiligen".
Der Artikel handelt von einem Gerichtsurteil, nach dem drei junge Frauen vor dem Verwaltungsgericht DÃ¼sseldorf geklagt hatten, wegen ihrer geringen GrÃ¶Ãe nicht als Polizistinnen eingestellt worden zu sein. In dem Artikel heiÃt es:
Die 2. Kammer des Gerichts nutzte die Gelegenheit allerdings, um sich grundsÃ¤tzlich mit der Sache auseinanderzusetzen und um zum wiederholten Mal die Grenzen der FrauenfÃ¶rderung aufzuzeigen. Ganz allgemein gebe es "einen Trend", die FrauenfÃ¶rderung Ã¼ber alles andere zu stellen, monierte der Vorsitzende Richter Andreas MÃ¼ller.
Der Hintergrund: Um bei der nordrheinwestfÃ¤lischen Polizei eingestellt zu werden, mÃ¼ssen Frauen mindestens 1,63 Meter und MÃ¤nner mindestens 1,68 Meter groÃ sein. An MÃ¤nner wird ein strengerer MaÃstab angelegt, damit sich das VerhÃ¤ltnis der Polizeibeamten zugnsten der Frauen verschiebt.
Die zwischen 1,63 und 1,68 Meter groÃen MÃ¤nner werden also im Namen der FrauenfÃ¶rderung systematisch aussortiert, ohne dass sie im Bewerbungsverfahren zeigen kÃ¶nnen, ob sie nicht doch objektiv besser geeignet sind als andere Bewerber. Diese Regelung ist nach Auffassung des Gerichts verfassungswidrig. Nach dem im Grundgesetz verankerten Prinzip der Bestenauslese dÃ¼rfe der Zugang zum BeamtenverhÃ¤ltnis nur von Eignung, BefÃ¤higung und fachlicher Leistung abhÃ¤ngig gemacht werden. "Die FrauenfÃ¶rderung hat zwar Verfassungsrang, doch sie steht nicht Ã¼ber allem anderen", sagte MÃ¼ller in der mÃ¼ndlichen Verhandlung. Vielmehr gelte es, die beiden widerstreitenden Interessen von Verfassungsrang â die Gleichberechtigung und das Prinzip der Bestenauslese â miteinander in Einklang zu bringen. Durch den Erlass des Ministeriums wÃ¼rden jedoch schlechtere Frauen besseren mÃ¤nnlichen Bewerbern vorgezogen.
Das allerdings war das Ziel der rot-grÃ¼nen Landesregierung unter Hannelore Kraft gewesen. Frauen bekamen im Aufstiegswettbewerb einen Bonus gewÃ¤hrt. Das OVG allerdings hatte in dieser regelung einen VerstoÃ gegen das Grundgesetz gesehen. (Genderama berichtete.) Dieser Auffassung schloss sich jetzt das Verwaltungsgericht DÃ¼sseldorf bei seinem aktuellen Urteil an. In der "Frankfurter Allgemeinen" heiÃt es hierzu:
Damit ist die Entscheidung des DÃ¼sseldorfer Verwaltungsgerichts zwar im Kern ein MÃ¤nnerschutz-Urteil. Wird es rechtskrÃ¤ftig (...), werden aber drei Frauen als Erste von ihm profitieren. Denn hÃ¤tte das Land Nordrhein-Westfalen eine rechtskonforme MindestgrÃ¶Ãenregelung gehabt, dann hÃ¤tten die jeweils knapp unter 1,63 Meter groÃen KlÃ¤gerinnen wohl nie eine Chance bekommen, am Bewerbungsverfahren der Polizei teilzunehmen.
Putzig ist mal wieder, was deutsche Medien aus dem Urteil machen: Gericht kippt MindestgrÃ¶Ãe fÃ¼r Polizistinnen. Der Artikel unter der Schlagzeile, natÃ¼rlich die "Brigitte", erweckt den Eindruck, es sei die Diskriminierung von Frauen unterbunden worden. Noch irrer ist die Darstellung des Sachverhalts beim SWR. Dort heiÃt es:
Die MindestgrÃ¶Ãe fÃ¼r Polizistinnen in Nordrhein-Westfalen ist verfassungswidrig. Die Richter am Verwaltungsgericht in DÃ¼sseldorf gaben einer KlÃ¤gerin aus Oberhausen recht. Sie hatte sich bei der Polizei beworben und war nicht zum Auswahlverfahren zugelassen worden, weil sie anderthalb Zentimeter kleiner als die erforderlichen 1,63 Meter ist. Die DÃ¼sseldorfer Richter entschieden, die KÃ¶rpergrÃ¶Ãe habe wenig mit der Eignung von PolizeianwÃ¤rterinnen zu tun. Sie verwiesen unter anderem auf die Bundespolizei, die auch ohne eine MindestgrÃ¶Ãe auskomme. Die Bewerberin mÃ¼sse jetzt zum Auswahlverfahren zugelassen werden.
Immerhin gelingt es auch der "Zeit" den Fall korrekt darzustellen und u erklÃ¤ren, dass es um eine Diskriminierung von MÃ¤nnern geht. IrrefÃ¼hrend ist hier nur die Ãberschrift: "Polizei muss kleine Frau als Bewerberin akzeptieren."
4. Ebenfalls in der Printausgabe der "Frankfurter Allgemeinen" von morgen findet sich ein Beitrag von Rainer Meyer ("Don Alphonso"), betitelt mit "Das VermÃ¤chtnis der schwarzen Liste". Der Artikel bezieht sich auf den grÃ¼nen Online-Pranger und stellt dazu zunÃ¤chst einmal Andreas Kemper vor, dem Beitrag zufolge ein "54 Jahre alter Aktivist und Soziologiedoktorand aus MÃ¼nster, der seit mehr als zehn Jahren im Internet einen erbitterten, privaten Kleinkrieg gegen MÃ¤nnerrechtler und Gegner der Genderideologie fÃ¼hrt."
Hey, Kemper hat einen neuen Abschnitt fÃ¼r den Wikipedia-Eintrag Ã¼ber sich, sogar aus einem anerkannten Leitmedium. Ich hoffe, er freut sich ein bisschen.
Der FAZ-Artikel fÃ¼hrt aus, was die meisten Genderama-Leser ohnehin schon Ã¼ber den grÃ¼nen Pranger wissen. In einer Passage erfÃ¤hrt man folgendes:
Wer bei diesem Portal wen beschuldigte, war nicht offensichtlich. Zwar basiert Agent*In auf jener Wikimedia-Software, auf der auch die deutsche Wikipedia aufgebaut ist, wo Kemper und andere Aktivisten teils offen, teils anonym ihren Feldzug fÃ¼r ihre Vorstellungen von Sozial- und Geschlechterpolitik fÃ¼hren. WÃ¤hrend aber bei Wikipedia die Versionsgeschichte, die Diskussionen und die Autoren gesehen und recherchiert werden kÃ¶nnen, ist Agent*In um diese Funktionen beraubt. (...) Auf die Frage, wie viel Geld die hauptsÃ¤chlich durch Steuergeld finanzierte BÃ¶ll-Stiftung fÃ¼r Agent*In ausgibt, verweigerte von Bargen die Auskunft.
Bekanntlich nutzte das Versteckspiel wenig:
Erste Tarn- und Klarnamen, darunter der von Andreas Kemper, konnten durch eine simple Suchabfrage eruiert werden. Offensichtlich hatten die BÃ¶ll-Techniker die TÃ¼cken der Wikisoftware unterschÃ¤tzt. Erst nach der Darstellung des Lecks bei FAZ.net wurde die LÃ¼cke geschlossen. Mit reiner Spielerei an den URLs der BeitrÃ¤ge war es nicht nur mÃ¶glich, die VerÃ¤nderungen der BeitrÃ¤ge aufzurufen. Die Versionsgeschichte des Projekts vom 15. Dezember 2015 bis zu den letzten Ãnderungen stand offen im Netz. Ãber 7000 Seiten konnten erfasst und minutengenau erfasst werden. Obendrein zeigte sich nicht nur jede Ãnderung, sondern auch jeder Name der Autorenschaft. Ein kleines Team hatte Agent*In gepflegt, ergÃ¤nzt und juristisch weniger angreifbar gemacht. Personen, deren Namen genannt wurden, konnten zudem ihre "Akten" herunterladen und erkennen, was einem umfassenden Redigat im FrÃ¼hjahr 2017 zum Opfer gefallen war. Kemper hatte Anfang 2016 den grÃ¶Ãten Teil der BeitrÃ¤ge angelegt, und teilweise Formulierungen verwendet, die datenschutz- und persÃ¶nlichkeitsrechtlich problematisch waren.
Wiewohl die Verantwortlichen fÃ¼r dieses Projekt mit einer baldigen RÃ¼ckkehr drohten, wird das von Sicherheitsexperten bezweifelt:
Auch Bereiche, die mit PasswÃ¶rtern gesichert waren, stellten kein groÃes Hindernis dar, zumal Benutzernamen tagelang bekannt waren. Ob sich weitere ZutrÃ¤ger finden, die bei einem derartig unsicheren Projekt mitwirken wollen, ist fraglich: Die fast durchweg negative Resonanz zeigt, wie kritisch das Anlegen von schwarzen Listen mit "Feinden" durch eine mit Steuergeld finanzierte Parteienstiftung gesehen wird. Nur radikalfeministische Websites, linke Aktivisten und Genderforscher stellten sich vorbehaltlos hinter das Projekt.
5. Die Schwarzen Listen wiederum haben grundsÃ¤tzliche Fragen zur "Heinrich-BÃ¶ll-Stiftung" ausgelÃ¶st. Was ist das eigentlich fÃ¼r ein Verein? Handelt es sich wirklich um eine Stiftung? Warum gibt es innerhalb dieses ohnehin schon feministischen Vereins noch einmal ein eigenes feministisches Institut? Warum spielen MÃ¤nner dort nur eine Rolle, solange sie Frauen dienen? Und wieso werden Menschen, die fÃ¼r die Rechte von Jungen und MÃ¤nnern eintreten, dort als Feinde behandelt, mit denen es keinen Dialog geben kann? Das Blog Man in the Middle hat seine Rechercheergebnisse Ã¼ber die BÃ¶ll-Stiftung zusammengetragen und gelangt zu dem Urteil: Faktisch handelt es sich um ein Matriarchat.
6. Die Brigitte versucht, den Leuten endlich einzublÃ¤uen, dass der Feminismus nicht mÃ¤nnerfeindlich ist.
7. Vor ein paar Monaten noch haben sich etliche Feministinnen vor Lachen auf dem Boden gekugelt, als sie hÃ¶rten, dass tatsÃ¤chlich MÃ¤nner gegen FilmvorfÃ¼hrungen nur fÃ¼r Frauen wegen Diskriminierung klagten. Die verantwortliche Kinokette hatte den Spott online angeheizt und zusÃ¤tzliche Veranstaltungen dieser Art angesetzt. Inzwischen hat sie im Rahmen gerichtlicher Vergleichsverhandlungen ihr Fehlverhalten eingestanden:
In a settlement offer July 18, Missy Reynolds, director of real estate and development for the Drafthouse, called that decree a 2tongue in cheek moniker" and said the theater wouldnât actually have denied men admission if any had purchased tickets.
8. Die US-Marines lieÃen durchgehend mÃ¤nnliche Einheiten gegen gemischtgeschlechtliche Einheiten antreten und gelangten zu einem Ergebnis, dass die deutschen Leitmedien wohl als zutiefst sexistisch bezeichnen wÃ¼rden:
Overall, the report says, all-male teams and crews outperformed mixed-gender ones on 93 out of 134 tasks evaluated. All-male teams were universally faster "in each tactical movement."
Wenn das US-MilitÃ¤r sich an Google orientieren wÃ¼rde, hÃ¤tte man dort die Verantwortlichen fÃ¼r diesen Bericht lÃ¤ngst entlassen. Nachdem man sie mit Kaffee begossen hÃ¤tte natÃ¼rlich. Das Magazin Quartz hingegen stellt dreist in Frage, dass das Ideal der Gleichstellung tatsÃ¤chlich Menschenleben wert ist:
Risking the lives of a military unit in combat to provide career opportunities or accommodate the personal desires or interests of an individual, or group of individuals, is more than bad military judgment. It is morally wrong.
|Schizophrenia May Be Caused By Genetic Mutations|
âSchizophrenia cannot be understood without understanding despair.â The Scottish psychiatrist R.D. Laingâs words are as apt as they are succinct. 20% to 40% of men and women diagnosed with schizophrenia are so tortured by their condition, that they attempt suicide. ... Read More
|Viewing Log #84: So rid of all your stories [9/9/11 - 9/18/11]||by Ryland Walker Knight|
âThe real star of the picture
(1) Refn basically said as much to Durga during their interview.
(2) Cambomb gave me this reading.
|11.11.17 20:00 Uhr - Zirndorf - Dirk Rohrbach - Mitten durch Amerika||Tickets erhÃ¤ltlich unter: http://www.frankentipps.de/veranstaltung200926-tickets|
Live-Reportage mit Dirk Rohrbach: "Highway Junkie"
Im Januar 2016 ging er mit Ihnen auf eine 3000 Kilometer weite Reise, auf seinem selbstgebauten Kanu durch Kanada und Alaska. Jetzt nimmt er Sie mit nach Amerika und zeigt Ihnen seine Welt als "Highway Junkie"!
Er sattelt sein Rad und durchquert Amerika: Vom Atlantik zum Pazifik, immer auf der Suche nach spannenden Geschichten und auÃergewÃ¶hnlichen Menschen. Ãber versteckte TÃ¤ler in den mystischen Appalachen erreicht Dirk Crossville, Tennessee, wo seit mehr als einem Jahrzehnt das grÃ¶Ãte Baumhaus der Welt entsteht. In Nashville - dem musikalischen Zentrum - besucht er das CMA Music Festival, die grÃ¶Ãte und spektakulÃ¤rste Country-Party des Jahres. TrÃ¤umer, Rednecks und Freigeister. Monotone Weizenfelder, endlose PrÃ¤rie und steile Berge. Dirk Rohrbach erfÃ¤hrt sich sein Amerika. Er nimmt Sie mit auf eine Reise durch ein Land, an dessen Schizophrenie er hin und wieder verzweifelt, und das ihn jedes Mal aufs Neue inspiriert.
Seien Sie dabei! "Highway Junkie" Â eine sehr persÃ¶nliche Hommage ans Leben unterwegs, die Lust macht, sofort die Taschen
zu packen und selbst nach dem Ungewissen zu suchen.
Der Einlass ist ab 18:00 und Sie haben die MÃ¶glichkeit vor Ort Ihren Sitzplatz zu belegen.
KÃ¤ts KÃ¼che bietet Ihnen an diesem Abend leckere Gerichte an: sowohl warme als auch kalte Speisen. Da die Anzahl der SitzmÃ¶glichkeiten begrenzt ist, bitten wir Sie, uns Ihre Tischreservierung rechtzeitig mitzuteilen. Andernfalls sind ausreichend StehplÃ¤tze vorhanden. Ihre Tischreservierung nehmen wir gerne entgegen: firstname.lastname@example.org oder 0911/217178030
|The Afternoon Sound Alternative 07-27-2017 with Rett Rogers||
Hawkwind- You Shouldnt Do That Live At The Roundhouse London 1996 Digital Remaster - Space Ritual Recorded Live At Liverpool Stadium And Brixton Sundown
Venom- In League With Satan - Welcome To Hell
Motrhead- Ace Of Spades - Ace Of Spades
Black Sabbath- The Writ - Sabotage
Charles Bradley- Changes - Changes
Charles Mingus- Hobo Ho - Let My Children Hear Music
Miles Davis- Miles Runs The Voodoo Down - Bitches Brew Bonus Track Version
Betty Davis- Walkin Up The Road - Betty Davis
Fred Wesley The JBs- Doing It To Death Pt 1 - Pass The Peas The Best Of The JBs
BT Express- This House Is Smokin - Do It Til Youre Satisfied
The Isley Brothers- Testify Pts 1 2 - West Coast Seattle Boy The Jimi Hendrix Anthology
Colfax Speed Queen- Intergalactic Love Song - Paper Cuts
Ned Garthe- Easy On The Eyes - Paper Cuts
Dirty Few- Sinnin And Winnin - Sinnin And Winnin Single
Natalie Tate- The Letting Go - Broken Open
The Other Black- Soundcheck - Soundcheck
Joe Sampson- Paper Dolls - Songs Of Delay EP
The Still Tide- Field Of Bells - Half Empty Rooms EP
Flaural- Nonnie - Over Imaginary Cigarettes EP
The Impressions- People Get Ready - Curtis Mayfield The Impressions The Anthology 19611977
Freddie Scott- You Got What I Need - Cry To Me The Best Of Freddie Scott
Joe Cocker- Delta Lady - Mad Dogs Englishmen Live At The Fillmore East1970
The Texas Gentlemen- Habbie Doobie - TX Jelly
Speedy West Jimmy Bryant- Boogie Man - For The Last Time
Jack Scott- The Way I Walk - Jack Scotts Greatest Hits
Hasil Adkins- She Said - Out To Hunch
The Cramps- Garbageman - Songs The Lord Taught Us
The Jim Carroll Band- People Who Died - Catholic Boy
Cock Sparrer- Were Coming Back - Shock Troops
Caravan Martyn Ford The New Symphonia- For Richard Live At The Theatre Royal Drury Lane October 28th 1973 - The World Is Yours The Anthology 19681976
King Crimson- 21st Century Schizoid Man Including Mirrors - In The Court Of The Crimson King Expanded Edition
The Jaynettes- Sally Go Round The Roses - Dancing Around The World Vol 2
Ramsey Lewis- Les Fleur - Maiden Voyage And More
playlist URL: http://www.afterfm.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/playlist.listing/showInstanceID/50/playlistDate/2017-07-27
|14.10.17 20:00 Uhr - Zirndorf - Kabarett mit Michael Eller: - Ahoi, die Kreuzfahrer kommen! Captain Comedy packt aus||Tickets erhÃ¤ltlich unter: http://www.frankentipps.de/veranstaltung203294-tickets|
Seit Ã¼ber 10 Jahren ist er ein fester Bestandteil der deutschen Comedy- und Kabarett-Szene. Zuschauer des Quatsch Comedy Clubs, der Schmidt Mitternachtsshow, der komischen NÃ¤chte und NightWash sowie etliche tausend GÃ¤ste auf den AIDA Kreuzfahrtschiffen erleben ihn regelmÃ¤Ãig Â den Meister der Dialektik. Er ist ein Biker, ein Rocker mit Harley! Aber auf der BÃ¼hne bricht der Vollblutkomiker aus ihm heraus. Eller beobachtet das Leben um sich herum und sieht die komplette Bandbreite sozialen Elends. Und er erkennt: ÂHier muss ich helfen! Das kann aber wehtun!Â Zwischen Gags zum laut Mitlachen und scharfzÃ¼ngiger Real-Satire liegt oft nur ein Atemzug. Ein Roadtrip der Schizophrenie.
Der Einlass ist ab 18:00 und Sie haben die MÃ¶glichkeit vor Ort Ihren Sitzplatz zu belegen.
FrÃ¼her kommen, lÃ¤nger essen! Unser Bistro bietet Ihnen ab 18 Uhr Leckereien fÃ¼r den kleinen und groÃen Hunger sowie GetrÃ¤nke an.
|Successful Despite Schizophrenia||Some people consider schizophrenia the most debilitating of mental disorders, and indeed, if you ask almost any unaffected person to describe the disorder, they will probably rattle off symptoms like paranoia, hallucinations, delusions, bizarre outbursts and the like. However, when diagnosed, the symptoms of schizophrenia can be kept at arms length with support from family … Continue reading "Successful Despite Schizophrenia"|
|Life in a False World of Schizophrenic Delusions||I love to pop some popcorn and watch an unassuming protagonist discover that his friends, his family, his whole life is not quite what it seems, and then go about the dangerous business of solving the mystery that has become his reality. Others may try to convince the hero that heâs confused or delusional, but … Continue reading "Life in a False World of Schizophrenic Delusions"|
|Web Tweak: Tucson CVB||The Tucson CVB can be found at two websites: one named VisitTucson.org, apparently to catch the Web-browsing tourist, and the other named TucsonCVB.com. Once you get past the name, it's the same site. I visited the sites and rummaged through the linked pages. Here's what I found.|
PRO: Simplicity. The page is dominated by a picture of a bright green golf course set against the rugged, purple beauty of the desert mountains. This picture is worth a thousand words.
PRO: The linked ("daughter") pages go deep and offer tons of information and links.
CON: The only place it plainly says "Come" is in Spanish.
CON: Like so many CVB sites, this one suffers from the schizophrenia of trying to serve both visitors and conventions. True, a site built to attract conventions would need to tout the area's wonders as it would for potential tourists, but not so prominently. Also true, a tourist-focused site should include a link to the convention-focused site, but only a simple link. The two types of readers are very distinct. Why not use the two separate Web addresses for two distinct sites?
CON: The small print under the topic headings is really small. Better to just put a few teaser words and invite the reader to click through the image or link to learn more.
|The Afternoon Sound Alternative 02-06-2015 with 99 & Barry||
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Bobby Hughes Experience- Upper Mansion Suite - Fusa Riot
Dengue Fever- Cardboard Castles - The Deepest Lake
Tony Allen- Ire Omo feat Adunni Nefretiti - Film Of Life Deluxe Edition
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MiRthkon- Nocturne Op 33 - SnackS
Robotmonkeyarm- Titoli - Robot Senza Nome
Messer Chups- Rockin Zombie - Church Of Reverb
Ergo Phizmiz People Like Us- Aquapalypse - The Keystone Cut Ups
Skeletons- Tania Head - People Bonus Track Version
AMY DENIO- Waltzing Tongues - TONGUES
Yamataka Eye- Smokin At The Lobby Your Turn - Reremix
Telegraph Avenue- Sungaligali - Peru Bravo Funk Soul Psych From Perus Radical Decade
Secret Chiefs 3 Ishraqiyun- Saptarshi - Perichoresis
Pascal Comelade Les Liminanas- Youre Never Alone With A Schizo - Traite Des Guitarres Triolectiques
The Stooges- Real Cool Time - The Stooges
ZS- Corps - Xe
Thrangh- Camadogi - Erzefilisch
LEnsemble Ray- Course Pattes Course Pieds From BelliouLaFumee - Thtre De La Poudrire
Les Claypools Duo De Twang- Battle Of New Orleans - Four Foot Shack
Karl Hector The Malcouns- Irtijal - Coomassi
Vakula Planet Lindela- 10 Henry Nxumalo Street feat Afurakan - Ten Cities
David Moss Catherine Jauniaux Phil Minton Frank Schulte Koichi Makigami- Chronicles Der Junge Mann - Time Stories
Animal Collective- Prospect Hummer - Prospect Hummer
AMY DENIO- Six - TONGUES
Tim Bernes Snakeoil- Socket - Shadow Man
La 1919- Fate Fagotto - Jouer Spielen To Play with Charles Hayward Christ Cutler Roberto Zorzi
Bob Marley The Wailers- Sun Is Shining - Remixed And Unmixed
ITom Lab- Transmission 2012 feat Bashar Terrence Mckenna Gregg Braden Alberto Vilolldo - Atomic Consciousness
Yadana Myit Taung Dwin U Kyawt- Son Nant Tha Myaing Sha Pon Gyi - Longing For The Past The 78 Rpm Era In Southeast Asia
Marlene Dietrich- Black Market - Lili Marlene
After Dinner- A Walnut - Paradise Of Replica
playlist URL: http://www.afterfm.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/playlist.listing/showInstanceID/65/playlistDate/2015-02-06
|The Afternoon Sound Alternative 02-27-2014||
Leonard Bernstein New York Philharmonic- Rodeo IV HoeDown Allegro - Bernstein Century Copland Appalachian Spring Rodeo Billy The Kid Fanfare For The Common Man Billy The Kid
King Crimson- 21st Century Schizod Man - In The Court Of The Crimson King
Pink Floyd- Heart BEat Pig MEat - Zabriskie Point
Can- Vitamin C - Ege Bamyasi Remastered
Sam Gopal- Cold Embrace - Sam Gopals Dream
The Gun Club- Sex Beat - Death Party
Thee Oh Sees- The River Rushes To Screw MD Over - Dog Poison
Fuzz- Sleigh Ride - Fuzz
The Gris Gris- Raygun - The Gris Gris
Ministry- You Know What You Are - Land Of Rape And Honey
Skinny Puppy- 200 Years - Mind The Perpetual Intercourse
Faust- Meer - 71 Minutes Of Faust
Beck- Blue Moon - Morning Phase
Harumi- Hunters Of Heaven - Harumi
Melanie- Lay Down Candles In The Rain - Beautiful People The Greatest Hits Of Melanie
Canned Heat- Poor Moon - The Very Best Of Canned Heat
Gong- Fohat Digs Hole In Space - Camembert Electrique
Wooden Shjips- Flight - West Deluxe Version
Amanaz- Khala My Friend - Music From The Comedy A Film By Rick Alverson
Exuma- Exuma The Obeah Man - Exuma Vol 1 And 2
Bob Marley- Dont Ever Leave Me Pt 2 - Destiny
Victor Olaiya- Everybody Needs Love - All Stars Soul International
Tinariwen- Toumast Tincha - Emmaar Deluxe Edition
Black Lips- Throw It Away - Black Lips
Bob Dylan- Meet Me In The Morning - Blood On The Tracks
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club- Spread Your Love - BRMC
The Rolling Stones- Memo From Turner - The Rolling Stones Singles Collection The London Years
The Beta Band- Dry The Rain - Music The Best Of The Beta Band
Soledad Brothers- Sons Of Dogs - Voice Of Treason
The Sonics- Night Time Is The Right Time - Here Are The Sonics
Compilation- Hong Kong Garden - Marie Antoinette Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Various Artists- Kamal Ahmed Feat Noor Jehan I Am Very Sorry - The Sound Of Wonder
Kashmere Stage Band- Burning Spear - Texas Thunder Soul 19681974
King Curtis The Kingpins- Memphis Soul Stew - King Size Soul
Lee Fields- Clap Your Hands - Problems
Compilation- My Babe - The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection Little Walter His Best
- Little Girl - The Cobra Records Singles Collection
Lloyd Price- Lawdy Miss Clawdy - Lloyd Price Greatest Hits The Original ABCParamount Recordings
playlist URL: http://www.afterfm.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/playlist.listing/showInstanceID/50/playlistDate/2014-02-27
|Podcast "Bonus" NÂ°18 : Interviews Ã Eclipse 14|
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La Convention Eclipse 14 s'est une nouvelle fois illustrÃ©e par son excellente organisation et son florilÃ¨ge de jeux de rÃ´le nouveaux, amateurs ou indÃ©pendants. Comme d'habitude, je me suis rendu avec mon micro sur les stands des indÃ©s ou des amateurs prÃ©sents sur place.
Interview de GaÃ«l SacrÃ© pour Happy Together et Imaginarium. Avec GaÃ«l, nous Ã©voquons Ã©galement la crÃ©ation du forum Courants Alternatifs. Vous pouvez retrouver les crÃ©ations de GaÃ«l SacrÃ© sur son site internet : MaÃ®tre-Bois. http://www.maitrebois.com/
Interview de Gabriel Jean pour Doxa le jeu de rÃ´le de Gabriel et de EphraÃ¯m Beillet. Gabriel nous prÃ©sente briÃ¨vement l'univers de Doxa et son systÃ¨me de rÃ©solution. Retrouvez les crÃ©ateurs et les actualitÃ© du jeu sur la page facebook de Doxa.
Interview de Manuel Bedouet pour Les Marches du Pouvoir, un spin-off de Sur Les FrontiÃ¨res. Ce jeu de rÃ´le en format A1 se prÃ©sente sous la forme d'une grande carte. Manuel utilise des dominos pour son systÃ¨me de rÃ©solution. Un financement participatif est en cours sur Ulule !
Carte de sur Les Marches du Pouvoir
Interview de Patrick Delemotte pour Les Jeux dont vous Ãªtes le HÃ©ros. Il s'agit de livres/jeux dont la lecture nous amÃ¨ne doucement vers le jeu de rÃ´le papier. Patrick nous parle notamment des Rois de New-York, son dernier ouvrage. Il s'agit ici d'un jeu de rÃ´le avec pour thÃ¨me la mafia. Son systÃ¨me de rÃ©solution est basÃ© sur les rÃ¨gles du poker. Retrouvez les jeux de rÃ´le de Patrick sur : http://www.the-way-of-frogeaters.com/
Interview de SÃ©bastien "Garrik" Martinez pour Complots. Dans ce jeu de rÃ´le, le meneur va laisser les joueurs prendre le contrÃ´le de la narration en temps rÃ©el pour rÃ©soudre des conflits. Les personnages rÃ©alisent des missions et complotent eux-mÃªmes pour rÃ©soudre des complots de personnes qui complotent pour d'autres comploteurs... Complots-jdr.fr
Illustration de Complots
Interview de L.ch et An, pour Seeds of Darkness. SchizophrÃ¨ne et fier de l'Ãªtre, ce vÃ©ritable personnage fait des jeux de rÃ´le aussi originaux que foisonnants. Dans Seeds of Darkness, le jeu de rÃ´le que certains membres de La Cellule ont testÃ©, chaque joueur incarnent trois personnages qui se trouvent chacun dans l'une des trois dimensions du jeu... Ce jeu m'a l'air aussi fou que son auteur...
Dark Seed, jeu source de Seeds of Darkness
A Jeudi prochain pour notre podcast hebdomadaire, d'ici lÃ , portez vous bien et surtout jouez-bien !
|Mental heath treatment in Africa||Bookmarked for later reading.|
Get religion discusses a Harper's piece on mental health problems and hospitals in Ghana (which alas is only readable if you are subscriber).
when I was in Africa, the joke was that all of our schizophrenics spoke English: Many had stress related psychoses from the culture changes.
But we also saw a lot of "conversion" reactions.
How many are demon related? Probably few. However, this is not a Pentecostal belief, because traditionally some people were affected by a spirit at puberty.
Conversion reactions will respond to suggestion and hypnosis, which is why prayer (or the traditional treatment by the local Nganga) works.
But there is also vitamin related problem, infection related problems, post concussion related problems, etc.
In the old days, if you had a spirit you might be revered, but if you were crazy, you would be beaten and thrown out on your own to live (reminds me of the man in the cemetary in the bible). Or you might be poisoned, either accidentally (by giving them herbal medicine to treat the problem.. we had lots of death from accidental poisoning to treat illness), or even deliberately.
This is what people did in the good old days to those who threatened them, before police and the court systems.
My friend in Africa had one of her nieces develop mental problems in puberty, perhaps from the stress of loving her dad to HIV and from school.
My friend cured her by taking her on a pilgrimage to the grave of John Bradburne, where she was healed, although she only lived a few more years. What did she die of? HIV? Infection? I have no idea.
Bradburne was gentle guy, a veteran with PTSS, who found God and who later worked at a leper colony and was martyred. Now, at least 30 of my collegues there were martyred, but the Africans only spontaneously saw him as a saint... I presume because the rest of us were bossy do gooders, and he only was known for his love.
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pienie schizofrenii, czy innowacyjny program zdalnej opieki nad pacjentami z mechanicznym wspomaganiem serca, to tylko niektÃ³re przykÅady rozwoju myÅli technologicznej, ktÃ³re nie pozostajÄ
bez wpÅywu na skutecznoÅÄ wspÃ³Åczesnych terapii medycznych.|
|Snowvigate/Kim Chinquee/Paula Bomer/Flash Fiction Review||Nominating Editor: Doug Martin|
Snowvigate was started on Motherâs Day 2006 as an attempt to join the online community of writers. Now it has branched out into a press. Entitled Online Writing: The Best of the First Ten Years, our first printed book is due out in January 2009, and includes 112 writers from 55 online journals.
We are interested in publishing poetry, flash fiction and drama, non-fiction, short essays on critical theory, prosody, and poetics. We want to see genres coming together and huddling in a blizzard to keep warm. We want to see verbs slapping the hell out of lazy nouns. We want work that soothes the bones like calcium. We want to see God's syntax in snow.
âDown the Road,â by Kim Chinquee, which appeared in our first issue, Spring 2006, was perfect for Snowvigate. In the flash, Kimâs speaker is an odd bird of a person, dealing with the daily surrealism of someone on the edge. Also, I think this story is much different than most of Chinqueeâs work. As with any of Kim's work, we were more than happy to snap it up and post in our debut issue.
Nominated Flash Fiction: âDown the Roadâ - Kim Chinquee
Reviewed: by Paula Bomer
Language is an ever evolving tool, and like anythingâa hammer, for instanceâit can be used for many things. Chinqueeâs use of dream-like imagery and surrealistic visions are grounded in a few ways: firstly, there are linear motions to her events; secondly, she often says things plainly and simply as in; âMy dad got schizophrenic and my mom left him.â (In my mind, this is the most important sentence in this 500 word flash). But most refreshingly, she uses disturbing imageryâa cow in a trunk, vomit, humans so enormous one canât see past themâto deepen the very strong emotional core to the story. This is no small feat, when often explorations in language seem to be used to obfuscate emotional centers, rather than strengthen them, in contemporary writing.
Chinqueeâs first person narrator also contrasts nicely with the fantasy elements in that a first person account often feels âcloserâ to a reader. It is this constant juxtaposing of the various uses of languageâto pull in or push away a readerâthat are one of the pleasures of reading this story. And in such a short time, Chinquee covers quite a bit of ground and says so much. The sadness of this womanâs lifeâher schizophrenic dad, some shady men when she was younger, the loss of the farm, where she repeats âthey sold everythingâ three timesâstand out in relief against the bits of innocence and joy, as in, when talking of her sister; â she and I would run in snow, then fall to make angels.â And it is to a similar image that she returns for a beautiful ending, an ending with hope, and one that shows the narrator has moved on as she brings her past with her.
Paula Bomer grew up in South Bend, Indiana and now lives in New York. Impetus Press will publish her collection of stories, BABY, in 2009. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in The Mississippi Review, Fiction, Open City, Storyglossia, Word Riot, juked, Sub-Lit, The First City Review, X: The Erotic Treasury (Chronicle Books), Night Train and elsewhere. You can find links to her work or reach her at http://www.paulabomer.com.
Thanks for visiting Five Star Literary Stories and reading about this flash fiction.
|Five Reasons to Consider the HP TouchPad|
I posted a sister post that some might find schizophrenic to this one that contains Five Reasons to Avoid the HP TouchPad. Here, I’ll lay out some of the reasons I remain eternally optimistic about the webOS fueled TouchPad. (Although eternally is a long time in mobile tech years.) Before I get to those five …
|Why are women the fastest-growing prison population?|
In the last 25 years, women have been the fastest growing prison population in the United States and in California. Between the â70s and the 2000s, the number of female inmates in state prisons serving a sentence of over a year has grown by 757%.
Between 1985 and 2007, the number of women in prison increased by nearly double the rate of men. At the height of Californiaâs prison boom, in the late 1990s, Theresa Martinez was shipped to a brand new prison in Chowchilla.
The two prisons in Chowchilla were built to house the ballooning population of women, incarcerated mostly for drug-related crimes.
THERESA MARTINEZ: And as the population grew, they were bringing busloads and busloads of women and we were filling up the rooms. At first we started with four bunks. And then more bunks got put in there, that was six. And then eight. Which is past the fire laws. Which they donât care about the fire laws, somehow they got past that too. And thereâs eight in a room now. And basically youâre told when to eat. Each unit goes at a time to eat. You have to wait in line for canteen. You have to wait in line for medical. Donât catch the flu and have to put in a co-pay, because youâll have to wait two days anyway.
Martinez is one of 13 women featured in the new book, Inside This Place, Not of It: Narratives from Womenâs Prisons.
The bookâs editors Robin Levi and Ayelet Waldman joined KALWâs Holly Kernan for this interview. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
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HOLLY KERNAN: A lot of people, women in particular, are caught up in the system because of drugs. Letâs hear a little bit more of Theresa Martinezâs on how she eventually ended up spending a long, long time behind bars.
THERESA MARTINEZ: By the time I was five, I used to self-inflict pain on myself. I remember hitting the back of my head against walls, or pulling my hair, even biting myself, out of just pure anger because I didnât know how â¦ I didnât know why things were the way they were â I was too little to understand. But I wanted to know why my friends had a mother and a father and brothers and sisters, and I didnât have any of that.
I started running away from my grandparentsâ house at the age of 12, and I got into PCP, smoking PCP. At age 15 I got pregnant with my daughter. My daughter was born with 9.8 phencyclidine in her system. I was charged for that â got sent to youth authority. From youth authority I graduated straight into the prison system, adult prison system, and Iâve been on parole for the past 26 years of my life.
So you can pretty much imagine, Iâm very much used to institutions; I consider them my home. I had no other way of knowing there was a better life for me. I just knew thatâs what I deserved and thatâs where I had to be. And I kind of adapted to the prison system to where I would come out for 90 days and it was like a vacation. Coming out to the free world was a vacation and I had to go right back in again to where what I knew, and it became my comfort zone â prison.
KERNAN: Martinez is now 45, and sheâs recently gotten off of parole. How common is a story like Theresaâs?
ROBIN LEVI: Itâs ubiquitous. The story of incarceration, particularly of incarceration of women in this country, is an artifact of the war on drugs. When we decided to increase the penalties for drug use, for drug sale, so astronomically â we began pouring hundreds of thousands of people in the prison system. We now in this country incarcerate more people than any other country in the world, certainly more than any other western country.
KERNAN: And why is it that women are the fastest growing prison population? Thatâs really happened over the last two decades.
LEVI: And that is the war on drugs. So women are being caught with mandatory minimums, and judges have less discretion in terms of sentencing. In addition women are often the lowest on the totem pole; they have very little to offer in terms of a deal. So they again end up being caught and being put on a mandatory minimum on a required sentence.
AYELET WALDMAN: Let me give you two scenarios. Letâs say before we had these mandatory minimum sentences â and what a mandatory minimum sentence says is the judge has no discretion, for this weight of drugs, you are sentenced to 10 years â doesnât matter where you are in the conspiracy, doesnât matter if youâre the kingpin or the lowest person on the totem poleâ¦
KERNAN: Or if you just lived in the houseâ¦
WALDMAN: If you happened to have carried a box from point A to point B, all you have to do is know about the conspiracy and commit one overt act in furtherance of it that doesnât even have to be an illegal act.
So it used to be â letâs take it back 30 or 40 years â a woman would come before the court whose husband was a drug dealer. She is a mother of three, and was nominally involved â took a phone message. The judge would look at that woman and the judge would say, âThere are three children dependent on you. Itâs ridiculous to incarcerate you. You have no history of criminal offense. Your husband was the person involved. Iâm going to give you probation so you can take care of your children. Iâm going to give you some kind of home-monitoring. Iâm going to give you drug treatment if youâre addicted to drugs.â
Fast forward post the mandatory minimum sentencing, and what happens is that judge has no choice. One of the things you cannot take into consideration are ordinary family circumstances. We had a case where a woman had five foster children who were dependent on her, and it doesnât matter if you have five foster children who are going to go back into the system whose lives are going to be ruined. You canât take that into consideration. Doesnât matter if your husband was the drug dealer and you werenât. Nothing matters except one thing: whether you can barter information for a lower sentence.
So who barters? The person higher up on the totem pole. The higher up you are, the more you know, the more people you can rat, and the more likely you are to get a lower sentence. So we have this reverse system now where the drug kingpins are going for very little time if at all and the people who are serving the longest sentence are the lowest on the totem pole. And women are invariably the lowest on the totem pole.
KERNAN: And you touched upon the fact that there are these ripple effects which is that women are often the caretakers of children â whatâs happening to all of these children who are left essentially without a mom?
LEVI: More than 66%, more than two-thirds of the women in prison are primary caretakers of children under 18. And so whatâs happening is that many of these children are going into the foster care system, which is not supportive in pretty much any way, and certainly not to older children coming in. And so you can try and get your child set up with a guardian, but thereâs a lot of restrictions as to who can be a guardian. So if you have any violent felony on your history, whether itâs five years ago or 10, you canât become a guardian to that child. If you have someone else living in your house who was maybe on parole, you canât become a guardian of that child. So like I said, these children go into the foster care system.
In addition, what the Adoption and Families Act which was passed in around 1994, theyâve really accelerated the rate at which you can get your parental rights terminated. And so if youâve got a child under three, in California, within six months your parental rights can be terminated.
WALDMAN: So effectively, your punishment for possessing drugs is losing your child forever.
KERNAN: And what Iâve heard people say is, âWell, then why did that mother make that choice?â
LEVI: Well itâs not a choice in many ways. Many of the stories in our book â¦ weâre talking with people who before theyâve gone to prison have experienced an enormous amount of abuses in terms of a huge level of child sexual abuse, other forms of physical abuse. Their families may have experienced drug use. And they have not been given an opportunity to get over that.
KERNAN: And a lot of women from very low-income backgroundsâ¦
LEVI: â¦very low-income backgrounds who are self-medicating with drugs.
WALDMAN: We donât have a healthcare system in this country that allows people to get drug treatment. If youâre depressed, itâs a lot easier to get drugs than it is to get SSRIs. And thatâs what they do.
KERNAN: Californiaâs prison system has been under federal receivership, essentially for not providing good enough medical and mental healthcare to inmates. Letâs hear from Theresa Martinez again who really experienced a healthcare debacle when she was in prison.
MARTINEZ: So in 1997 I was diagnosed with HIV. I was tested, I was counseled by public health, I was seeing doctors. I have lab results showing HIV viral load inside my blood. So I was treated for HIV with three different types of therapies â¦ come to find out now, there was no actual HIV virus inside my body for these medications to treat.
So I donât know how much damage it caused me, me being on nine years of HIV therapy, and having no HIV for a target. Iâve had my gall bladder removed. I have severe liver damage. Now Iâm Hepatitis C and I have viral loads sky-high. I have this question in the back of my head that just doesnât go away: Is it true? Do I really not have it? Do I have this special strain they donât know about thatâs going to pop up later, full-blown?
I have all these doubts and these questions still in my head, and to this day I take mental health medication for paranoia and schizophrenia because I was severely damaged behind this misdiagnosis.
WALDMAN: So this prison system was using an incompetent lab that has since gone out of business. They misdiagnosed her, how many times, Robin?
LEVI: They misdiagnosed her at least several times.
WALDMAN: They kept verifying the misdiagnosis over and over and over again. I mean she canât even sue the lab because the lab is bankrupt and gone out of business.
LEVI: And once she got told that she was not positive, the prison denied responsibility for the diagnosis on any level, even though they had told her that she had been HIV positive.
KERNAN: And thatâs another through-line in this book, which is that a lot of the women have sort of barbaric experiences with healthcare, being shackled during pregnancyâ¦
WALDMAN: Governor Jerry Brown â progressive governor, great governor â just refused to sign a law that would have precluded the shackling of pregnant prisoners. Now itâs interesting because thereâs no explanation for this beyond the fact that perhaps heâs running for reelection and has to keep on his side the single most powerful political force in the California political system, which is the prison guardsâ union. But to shackle a pregnant woman is so utterly barbaric that we are among the only place in the world that does this. And any woman has ever been pregnant, who has ever experienced labor â try to imagine laboring in ankle shackles.
LEVI: And actually the veto is more shocking because theyâve actually passed a law a few years ago in California in which you canât shackle women in prison going in to give birth. This law was actually to expand it to jails. So weâve had it in place for a few years without any trouble whatsoever, and theyâre asking to expand to jails, and then the sheriffs association, which apparently is not as powerful as the California prison guards, but one notch down, went to oppose it. And Governor Brown vetoed it. And this is the second time itâs been vetoed, and theyâre going to try to put it up again.
WALDMAN: It just beggars the imagination to think that a woman who is in an act of labor would what â try to escape? Would try to do physical harm? The explanation given by the organizations that oppose this law are so patently absurd. And letâs be clear: There are many, many states that have wisely and humanely banned the shackling of pregnant women. And California is â¦ we have in the prison system, but in the jails, where most people are, and most people giving birth are, you canât do it.
KERNAN: Women are the fastest growing prison population in the U.S. and most people listening to this have probably never been inside of a prison. I'd like to have Theresa Martinez give us a snapshot of what it's like inside of the California Women's Prison in Chowchilla.
MARTINEZ: So as you come into the unit, you've got these really big glass windows, right? Each cell has a window in front, the door is made of glass. So you see everything: the big area, the bathroom area, the shower area. The only thing covering the bathroom is the middle of the door. You have an open environment, a big open top. So you can see the person sitting on the toilet near you. It's the same thing in the shower. You can see all of your legs. Some women are short â you might be able to see their whole bodies.
There is absolutely no privacy in prison. There is nowhere you can go to change your top or go in privacy. The male officers do walkthroughs down the halls all day. It's part of their jobs â I understand that. But it's very degrading. Many times I've been sitting on the toilet and I've said, "Excuse me, can you shut the door, I'm using the bathroom please?" and they say, "I'm not trying to look at you!" They'll call you a prostitute or a bitch or say, "I'm not trying to look at your hood street ass, you're in prison, nobody is trying to look at you!" But the whole time they really are.
WALDMAN: And one of the things to understand is that more than two-thirds of these women have experienced some kind of childhood sexual abuse. So they are routinely exposed to these men watching them in the most intimate of circumstances, watching them go to the bathroom, watching them undress, stripping them. And for any woman, that experience is unpleasant. But for these women who have experienced child sexual abuse? It's traumatizing. It's re-traumatizing them every day.
KERNAN: And you're completely vulnerable because you're behind bars, no power whatsoever.
WALDMAN: And you have lots of instances of sexual abuse.
KERNAN: Sexual abuse, by who?
WALDMAN: Well here's the thing: Everyone always assumes that when you go to prison, the other prisoners are going to rape you or do something to you. For women, the truth of the matter is that when sexual abuse occurs, as it does so frequently, it is the guards, the medical officials, the wardens. Those are the people that are abusing women in prison. Not, by and large, the other women.
KERNAN: Do you think it's common? I'm worried there is a tendency to demonize the correctional officers.
LEVI: I have two things to say to that. In my experience of doing this work in the California prison system for more than 14 years, I've maybe, at most, heard of one case of a woman inside the prison sexually abusing another female prisoner. And I'm saying that to leave that open to possibility â I can't think of a specific case. I have stumbled upon dozens and dozens and dozens of situations of staff abusing women, because of the power differential in a variety of ways. Sometimes you'll hear of a basic forced rape situation. You'll have the privacy violations.
Very often you'll have sexual exchanges for favors. And these are favors like an extra phone call, or hairbrush, or shampoo. Or favors to maintain visits with your child, because guards can restrict visits with your children. And that's what you hear so, so often. I don't think we are demonizing the prison officials because that's the reality of what we've seen.
KERNAN: And you're both lawyers so you've dealt with this issue for a long time and have access and understanding of the judicial system that most people don't. What's being done to correct some of this? Is realignment the system whereby weâre going to start putting non-violent offenders in county programs or jails? What is being done to address some of this?
WALDMAN: So first of all, I want to make you understand that realignment isn't happening because there has been a realization on behalf of the government that the system we have is unfair and abusive. Realignment is not a solution to this terrible problem. Realignment is financial imperative.
But the one positive outcome of the economic disaster this country finds itself in is that this prison system that we have ourselves in is terribly inefficient financially. We spent $20,000-30,000 a year to imprison someone who committed no violent offense. And the collateral damage of having to send their kids through the foster system, and the effects of the foster system on their children. All these cascading economic consequences.
Now, with governments so strapped for cash, there's this realization like, "You know what? Now we might have an improved system that improves public safety that actually saves us money.â
LEVI: This is an opportunity to encourage governments to put their money in more effective ways. And realignment can hopefully be that. It's important to keep our eye on that to make sure that realignment doesn't send people from the California prison system to the county jail system.
WALDMAN: And that's also an overcrowded, underfunded and terrible system, collapsing under the weight of its own overpopulation.
LEVI: Also, there's far less oversight in county jail than the California prison system. And it's way more difficult to try to address abuse in the county jail system.
What we want to do is send people back into their communities, and to do it in a way that's much more cost effective, that allows them to reunite and rebuild their families. That's something that Justice Now is working on, and the ACLU of Northern California has been very active in saying that it's a great first step. And that's something that we, too, as citizens here need to make sure that we are having our voice heard at county levels. We don't want to expand the jail system; we want to put people into alternative living arrangements that allows them to be closer to their families, get the parenting skill sets they need, the drug rehabilitation they need, the therapy to deal with the sexual abuse and domestic violence they have experienced. If we don't address any of those things we aren't going to have any long-term change.
KERNAN: This is a really hard book to read. It's hard to see this stuff, to know what's happening, to hear the voices of these women. What do you want listeners to know?
LEVI: I think the most important thing to realize is that people in prison, mean and women, are not a kind of "other" that need to terrify you. I think every time I leave the prison from visiting someone, I have this overwhelming sensation of, âThere but for the grace of good fortune and economic security, go I.â
The people in prison are just people. They aren't terrifying. The majority of them are not dangerous.
I think it's almost a truism to say that you can judge a society by the way it treats the most powerless. We as a society have chosen to abuse so profoundly the people who have the least power. A woman who was sexually abused as a child, who committed a non-violent offense, who lost her children, who's incarcerated now for decades, like Theresa. Theresa entered the prison system in her late teens and she's now getting out in her 40's and she never, ever committed a violent crime. She committed property offenses and prostitution offenses, but this is someone we've chosen to incarcerate under horribly abusive circumstances for over 20 years.
I don't recommend reading the book in one night. I recommend reading the stories one by one. I think that if your compassion is not awakened by it, there is something deeply wrong with you.
|Introduction to Megan Rahm, Author of âRecovering from Mental Illnessâ||Iâm Megan Rahm and Iâm a new co-author for the blog Recovering from Mental Illness. I live in Toledo, Ohio with my husband and 14-month-old daughter. I have struggled with mental health symptoms most of my life, and in my early 20s I was diagnosed with bulimia and schizoaffective disorder. Early Mental Illness Symptoms My … Continue reading "Introduction to Megan Rahm, Author of ‘Recovering from Mental Illness’"|
|What Itâs Like to Hear Voices||Have you ever wondered what it’s like to hear voices? Hearing voices is a classic symptom of schizophrenia. The bad news is,Â they’re sheer torture. The good news is, medication can help–I haven’t heard voices in several years. But for those of you who wonder, here’s what it’s like to hear voices. Hearing Voices Is Like … Continue reading "What It’s Like to Hear Voices"|
|Pack attack. By Alicia Pyke.||Call me schizo-fash-ic but I have an entirely new wardrobe worry this week: Packing Paranoia.In a little over a month Iâll be relaxing on a remote island in the South Pacific with my favourite person in the world and nothing but snorkelling excursions, sunset cocktails, seafood feasts and trashy novels to consider. Mmmm, I can almost see it now.But for one major detail â what Iâm wearing. Yes, I|
|Gabriel's City: A Tale of Fables and Fortunes||
author: Laylah Hunter
average rating: 3.90
book published: 2014
read at: 2014/06/17
date added: 2016/11/15
shelves: adventure, fantasy, glbt, romance, edited
This a a beautiful, multi-layered tale that truly has a little bit of everything: action, adventure, mystery, and romance. But more than anything, it is Gabriel and his characterization that gripped me and made me fall in love with this story.
Too often mental disorders--like schizophrenia--are romanticized or villainized in stories, the characters who have those traits never elevated beyond a set of stereotypes and troupes. This is NOT the case in Gabriel's City. Gabriel's condition is never specifically named, and it wouldn't be in the language or thinking of the time and world in which the story is set. Everyone thinks him mad or, if they are more compassionate towards him, "touched" and prone to flights of fantasy. But his portrayal is so wonderfully nuanced that he is presented as a fully realized character who happens to be schizophrenic, not a schizophrenic character. The difference may seem slight, but it is very important. Because Gabriel is a fully realized character and not a caricature of his disorder, the story as a whole speaks to the importance of perspective in understanding, and how even "flawed" perspectives hold truth and value. How perspective can change the world around you and the way you interact with it; the way others interact with it.
Watching Colin grow and change from a spoiled, entitled brat who was really rather unlikeable into a strong, intelligent man who thinks of more than just his own pleasure is satisfying, and he would not have undergone this transformation if not for his relationship with Gabriel. Gabriel, in both his moments of clarity and his moments of "madness," drives the story forward even though it is really Colin's journey.
Gabriel's City kept me on the edge of my seat, flipping pages and desperate to learn how it ended. There is a lot of action--theft and violence and knife play (so much knife play) and jail breaks--but there is also heart. It is engaging on so many levels, and will stick with you long after the end.
|Choosing late season food plants for wildlife|
This year Iâm going to put in more herbaceous perennial plants to extend the food season for wildlife. There are already late-flowering plants in the garden â Hesperantha coccinea (previously called Schizostylis coccinea) flowers reliably in late summer and autumn, while Sedum spp were still going strong in mid-September. In a mild autumn, Calendula will flower until the first frosts and Penstemons in sheltered areas can keep going till late. This year, however, I want to reliably fill in the gap between late flowering perennials and winter flowering plants â they must provide pollen and nectar, then go on and provide seed for birds and they must pretty much look after themselves apart from being watered sometimes and divided every few years. It would be pleasing if theyâre attractive to humans as well. Not that much to ask, really. Looking back at the photographs Iâve taken during the last several years, combined with giving other peopleâs gardens a good look over late in the year, Iâve got a list of five plants that I hope will extend the season for as long as possible. Two of them have been in the garden for some time, but this year Iâll bulk them up for a larger display. One of the two is tall, wiry Verbena bonariensis with its clusters of tiny purple flowers. Bees and butterflies love the flowers and after flowering the seedheads attract Goldfinches (Carduelis carduelis) who pick out the seeds with their sharp beaks. The other plant already here is Common Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis) with its big yellow flowers that often open late in the day. It provides large amounts of pollen and attracts, amongst others, hoverflies. Once flowering is done, the seed capsule is broken open by birds who eat the seeds. Interestingly both plants are more scented after dark than during daylight.
A female hoverfly, possibly Criorhina asilica, on Evening Primrose.
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|Episode 150: Sweat|
Today we continue the three-part series Blood, Sweat, and Tears. First the history of deodorants; then experiments on how perspiration might diagnose diseases like schizophrenia.
00:00 Opening Credits
07:48 Sweat Diagnostics
15:40 Closing Credits
Special thanks to Gretchen Cuda-Kroen and Anne Fredrickson for researching this show. A Distillations Explainer produced by Josh Kurz. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.
|Interview with Donna Sabella, author of the article, âWhen Caring for the Body Isnât Enoughâ (February, 2012)||In this interview, Karen Roush talks with Donna Sabella about her new column in AJN, Mental Health Matters. Sabella always knew she wanted to specialize in mental health and she shares her enthusiasm for this often maligned area of nursing. Sabella talks about the important role nurses have in providing mental health care and some of the rewards and challenges it presents. All nurses need to be able to recognize and respond to mental health needs, whether for a grief-stricken family member in the ICU or a patient with decompensated schizophrenia in the Emergency Department. |
|Marijuana: Risk or Remedy?||Cannabis is as controversial as it is complicated. Does smoking it cause schizophrenia, and can chemicals from the plant cure cancer? Plus in the news, the new breed of chemicals that are putting our ozone layer at risk and why teenage sperms are more likely to be mutants.|
|Voices in the Dark||We all have an inner voice. Most of us know they're not real. But, for up to 15% of the population at some points in their lives, they can take on a different tone, as a terrifying experience that cannot be distinguished from reality. Where do they come from, and what do they say to sufferers? And how can the symptoms be treated? In this special guest episode, the Wellcome Trust's Chris Chapman hears the stories of schizophrenics affected by voices and explores a new approach to giving sufferers control over their experiences...|
|The Science of Schizophrenia||What do sufferers of schizophrenia experience, and why? Might the immune system be to blame? And could an avatar be the answer to treatment? This week we delve deep into the brain circuitry behind this psychiatric condition to uncover the causes, hear what drugs like ketamine can reveal about hallucinations and how a cartoon representation of the voices plaguing patients can block the symptoms. Plus, chemically induced pluripotent stem cells, a gene that leads carriers into snacking temptation and why babies can tolerate extended periods upside down inside their mothers...?|
|Shedding light on LEDs||The next generation of LEDs, how LED lighting affects health, a new way to fight flu, treating schizophrenia with avatars and bringing 400-year-old frozen plants back to life.|
|Can a Mobile Phone Compromise your Sperm Count?||What's the point of earwax? Does WiFi damage the brain? Can a mobile phone in a trouser pocket dent a man's fertility? In this week's science Q and A show we also brush up on how they get the stripes in toothpaste, discover whether dropped food follows the 5 second rule and shed light on why some forms of EM radiation more damaging than others. Plus, news of a new microscopic MRI machine for molecules, how computer games can alleviate the symptoms of schizophrenia and why what a woman eats, even before becoming pregnant, can have a lifelong genetic legacy for her offspring...|
|DNA-away Disease: Gene Therapy at Work||Two pioneers in the field of gene therapy join us to discuss how they're developing modified viruses to deliver healthy copies of genes to save patients afflicted by lethal genetic diseases. We also hear how energy can be harvested from footsteps and heartbeats to power nanodevices, and how a new SWARM of satellites is about to be deployed to study the Earth's magnetic field from space. Plus, in the news, how "ums" and "ahs" can boost a baby's learning power, how mankind talked his way out of Africa and how scientists are recreating schizophrenia in a Petri dish...|
|Questions and Answers||This week, we find out how a giant parachute could help avoid satellite collisions, why the schizophrenic brain can't see a popular optical illusion and discover that all octopodes (or octopuses?) are poisonous! Plus, we take on your science questions, discussing cycling on the moon, electric fences and couples getting tazered together. In Kitchen Science, we make a sprinkler from a spinning straw!|
|A Punt down the Cam||Science on the River - A Punt Down the Cam. The river Cam runs through Cambridge, past the colleges that have been home to influential scientists for hundreds of years. This week, we drift down the river, picking up key scientists as we go. We discover how petals attract pollinators, how carbon sequestration could call a halt to climate change and how ketamine could help us find the root of schizophrenic delusions. Also, we explore how evolved enzymes could make chemical reactions billions of times faster, and learn of the ultimate fate of the universe with Astronomer Royal, Professor Martin Rees. Plus, in Kitchen Science we see how sunlight can start a fire and mirrors can cause explosions!|
|BSE, Cervical Cancer and Toxoplasmosis||As the ten-year ban on British beef is lifted, Tony Minson joins us to discuss what causes BSE, how it is spread and why it is such a problem, and with another example of how animal diseases pass to humans is Joanne Webster, who describes the life cycle of Toxoplasma gondii and its possible link to schizophrenia. Margaret Stanley provides some happier news and reveals the astounding success of a cervical cancer vaccine in clinical trials, and Derek Thorne has fun with food colouring in Kitchen Science.|
|07 Loving-kindness in all directions and Q&A|
In this session Alan introduces the practice of loving-kindness extended in all directions.
|Re: Favorite JC style period? *a few more pics added*|| I loved the early days the best because he dressed semi-normal. Hair
wise, the Kitty-JC was the best. I just hated the pink and the flip-flops. I also couldn't stand the excessive jewelry during Schizo-times. Now he dresses
more "normal" ag...|
|Re: Favorite JC style period? *a few more pics added*|| Okay aside from the fact that i know someone is going to tell me that i'm wierd.
What is it about Jc that i find that much sexier when he's got an armband on?
|Leif Holmstrands alldeles egna sprÃ¥k|
Vad hÃ¤nder med skrivandet om sprÃ¥ket gÃ¥r sÃ¶nder? Och vad hÃ¤nder med lyssningen och lÃ¤sandet om orden inte riktar sig utÃ¥t lÃ¤ngre? Poeten Leif Holmstrand fick diagnosen schizofreni fÃ¶r tio Ã¥r sedan och har sedan dess gett ut tio lyriksamlingar och han beskriver sprÃ¥kets upplÃ¶sning som en revolt mot dramaturgin.
|Den onde, den fule, den galne||Kulturradions Ã¤lskingar: Den onde, gode den fule. 4/11 2010 VarfÃ¶r Ã¤r de vetvilligaste mÃ¶rdarna i Hollywoodfilmen alltid just psykiskt sjuka? Och varfÃ¶r Ã¤r den psykiskt sjuke pÃ¥ film nÃ¤stan alltid vettvillig mÃ¶rdare? I âDen onde, den gode, den galneâ frÃ¥n 2004 berÃ¤ttar Jenny Teleman hur ondska och skadat psyke pÃ¥ film hÃ¶r ihop, om hur trettiotalets galne och kreative vetenskapsman fÃ¶rvandlats till samtidens trasiga, blodtÃ¶rstiga och alltid ensamme skrÃ¤ckfilmspsykopat. Det grekiska psykitrifÃ¶rbundet sÃ¤gs ha protesterat nÃ¤r remaken pÃ¥ filmen "MotorsÃ¥gsmassakern" skulle dÃ¶pas om till âDen schizofrena massmÃ¶rdaren.â FÃ¶rbundets medlemmar tog illa upp. Kulturradions Ã¤lsklingar och Jenny Teleman vill trÃ¶sta dem med att sÃ¤ga: allt Ã¤r inte vad det verkar. |
|Books that "capture the acute pleasures and pains of being human"|| The Wellcome Book Prize announced its 2017 shortlist, recognizing the best books--across all genres of non-fiction and fiction--actively engaged with the life-defining forces of medicine, health, and illness. Commenting on the books honored this year, Chair of Judges Val McDermid says, "What these six challenging, diverse and enriching titles have in common is their insight into what it means to be human. Together they form a mosaic that illuminates our relationship with health and medicine. It spans our origins, our deaths and much that lies between, from activism to acts of human kindness." The winner will be announced 24 April and receive a Â£30,000 prize. The shortlisted books:
How to Survive a Plague by David France
"How AIDS was transformed from a killer plague to a viral infection that can be treated with considerable success is one of the most extraordinary narratives in modern medicine, demonstrating a ground-breaking collaboration between activists and researchers. This is a profoundly human story of persistence, determination and innovation â and sometimes intense frustration â that could never have happened without fierce commitment." (Judge Val McDermid)
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi "Mortality faces us all, and its contemplation is a key part of our humanity; few books pack in as many diverse insights as this. First comes the gripping dissection of the demands and satisfactions of a career in neurosurgery. Then the disastrous diagnosis of terminal lung cancer. Intensely moving but remarkably unsentimental, this is an intellectually, revelatory and emotionally devastating read." (Judge Val McDermid)
Mend the Living by Maylis de Kerangal (translated by Jessica Moore) "Mend the Living is a brave book, a highly original and ambitious novel which traces the medical drama and emotional turmoil of a heart transplant in daring, lyrical prose. Concentrated across the span of a single day, Maylis de Kerangal succeeds in telling a gripping, cinematic story while revealing the intricate care, the tensions and the heartbreak of life-saving medical science." (Judge Di Speirs)
The Tidal Zone by Sarah Moss "In The Tidal Zone, Sarah Moss poses big questions about life, mortality, recovery, parenthood and love as the Goldschmidt family anxiously surround their teenage daughter Miriam in hospital. With intelligent characterisation and quiet observations, harsh notes on reality, Moss creates a moving and poetic investigation of modern family life at a time of personal tragedy. It's a stunning and different novel by an immensely talented writer." (Judge Gemma Cairney)
The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee "How can one write about the field of genetics in an intimate way? Mukherjee achieves this by beautifully weaving together his own family history of schizophrenia, in his homeland of India, with the history of the gene: its discovery, its horrific abuse during Nazi eugenics, and the rapid change in technology such that we can now read a person's complete genome for $1,000. Compelling reading." (Judge Simon Baron-Cohen)
I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong "Ed Yong's magnificent book shows us that microbes need not be malevolent: they play crucial roles in maintaining us in health as well as in bringing sickness. Microbes are teaching us that every individual organism is an ecosystem in its own right, and Yong explores the profound consequences this has for traditional pictures of evolution, ecology and ultimately for identity." (Judge Tim Lewens)
Additionally, on the Guardian's Science Weekly podcast, Hannah Devlin talks with three of the shortlisted authors (Sarah Moss, David France, and Ed Yong) about what makes a successful science book.
|One Plus One: Fay Jackson||Fay Jackson is a deputy commissioner with the NSW Mental Health Commission. Diagnosed with bipolar schizoaffective disorder at the age of 37, sheâs faced challenges and stigma for as long as she can remember.|
|FDR2096 Freedomain Radio Sunday Show 19 Feb 2012||Freedomain Radio Sunday Show Feb 19 2012 - The Philosophy of Weight Loss, Ending the TSA, Dating a Schizophrenic, Biology vs Anarchism, and Taking State Unemployment Benefits.|
author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
average rating: 3.72
book published: 1846
read at: 2012/02/17
date added: 2012/02/18
shelves: russian, fiction, overrated
This book is awful. The language is unbelievably repetitive and the narrative style is as schizophrenic as the main character. Dostoyevsky calls the protagonist "our hero" 191 times and if that wasn't enough, just about every time he refers to him he also feels it necessary to say "the good Golyadkin, not the bad Golyadkin" or "the old Golyadkin and not the new Golyadkin." It's so mind numbingly tedious that I could hardly get past it to take in the story.
I've always had a hard time with books that have no sympathetic characters, and this one definitely falls into that category. There's not a single character I could, or wanted to, identify with. It may be that you can write a story from the perspective of a schizophrenic and still have it turn out good, but Dostoyevsky certainly failed to do it here. It is painful for me to trash the book since Dostoyevsky is one of my all-time favorites, but the fact is, this book without such a famous author, would have have long been forgotten.
|Recap of TED 2013|
TED is an organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, mainly through the free distribution of 8-to-18-minute TED Talks - originally about technology, entertainment and design, but now TED covers heftier global topics such as climate change, poverty and education reform. TED hosts hundreds of events around the world but the main event is an annual invitation-only conference that attracts the most accomplished scientists, academics, politicians, writers, artists, inventors, entrepreneurs and entertainers.
TED 2013, which took place last week in Long Beach, CA, was my eighth TED. My best TED moments were conversations with Julia Sweeney, Michael Shermer, Sam Harris, Jill Bolte Taylor and Amanda Palmer.
As in prior years I have ranked the TED Talks below so that you can quickly decide which ones to watch. If you disagree with my rankings, please comment! For those of you who have pointed out my tardiness in publishing this year's list, I apologize. On the bright side, my review is so late that many of the talks are already available to watch on TED.com as you read this, so I have linked to those talks below.
This year the TED staff followed a new process for selecting TED speakers. Rather than simply invite interesting people, they attended TEDx events and selected the best speakers from those. The result was a set of TED Talks that were consistently more engaging and entertaining than in all prior years (especially compared to last year). The only downside is that fewer talks conveyed novel and important news or developments - many offered more form than substance.
So here are almost all of this year's TED Talks in order from best to worst (measured by TED Balloons even though the giant TED Balloon was mysteriously missing this year):
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Anas Aremeyaw Anas This undercover journalist exposes horrible crimes in Africa, by inserting himself into prisons, hospitals, and other hotspots of abuse. He has exposed enough powerful bad guys that he had to wear a mask on the TED stage.
Lawrence LessigLessig is such a strong, experienced lecturer that he has an unfair advantage being compared to other speakers! Lessig's talk on the need for legislative reform in Washington is riveting and compelling.
John McWhorterThis linguist presents a compelling argument on why we should all stop worrying about the decay of English skills among texting teenagers. He reviews the successful adaptation of language to other technologies, and considers how English still evolves today.
Adam SpencerAdam shares his enthusiasm for numbers. With lots of self-effacing nerd humor, he gets the audience laughing about math!
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Hyonseo Lee A South Korean activist tells the story of her family's escape from North Korea.
Elon Musk interview
Elon needs no introduction from me. What a hero, and humble, too.
Taylor WilsonAt 14 he produced fusion, and now he's a Peter Thiel fellow. Taylor came to tell us about his new inventions. This talk is especially inspiring for teens.
This talk is a great life lesson from an artist who had to leave his comfort zone when his hand developed a shake. He embraced the challenge, and even set new limitations on himself to see how he might embrace those as well! For example, what if he could paint only on his own body, or use less than a dollar of supplies, or be forced to destroy whatever he creates?
Freeman, President of the University of Maryland, has a mission to help underprivileged minority students graduate in the sciences. His talk has no real point, but it's stirring and entertaining, with some good stories from his days with Martin Luther King Jr.
"Plant some shit," is the message of this South Central resident. Frustrated with the lack of fresh produce in this low-income part of LA County, Ron began a movement to plant fruit and vegetable gardens on the small grassy areas between sidewalks and streets. First he had to get the police off his back, but now his phone rings off the (proverbial) hook as neighborhoods everywhere want to emulate it. Coincidentally I happened to brunch with Ron at a mutual friend's house two weeks after TED, and he is a riot.
Hear the inspiring story of a 9 year old Masai boy from Nairobi who took apart a radio and then invented a way to protect his cows from the lions.
Chairman of the Biology Department at Columbia spoke on Ignorance. As Maxwell said, "Thoroughly conscious ignorance is the prelude to every advance in science." There were 1.5m scientific papers published last year - 3 per minute. Every answer we find raises 10 questions, and so our ignorance expands! This talk was intelligent and entertaining, even if it did lack any real practical point.
Ajit describes an impressive system for language translation.
The singer-songwriter tells a great story of a Wesleyan coed turned rocker and describes her unusually personal relationship with her fans.
A famous environmentalist explains how he and some others are preserving DNA of extinct species in order to one day to restore those animals to Earth, "undoing harm that humans have caused in the past." He expects the Passenger Pigeon to be their first return guest. (Really?)
This Beijing-based artist is now known as The Invisible Man for his series of politically motivated paintings in which he disappears into various backgrounds.
I normally don't rate the 3-minute audience talks, but this one was great. According to some studies ragarding back pain and heart disease, sitting is the new smoking. So Nilofer adopted "walking meetings" in her job. I have since adopted this practice myself; I love it, as do my meeting guests.
Watch this very funny presentation on how this duck expert won an Ignobel Prize. Warning: includes homosexual animal necrophilia!
Dan makes a compelling case that philanthropies would be far more beneficial if they set aside their obsession with efficiency. Just as for-profits do, charities should be willing to spend money to attract the best and brightest people, and to market their mission to donors.
Edith gives a great account of how she and two others got the first video ever of giant deep sea squid. Attract the animals - dont scare them.
Beardyman, Champion Beatboxer.
If TED posts this talk, watch the first five minutes (it's amazing) and skip the rest.
BLACK is the world champion at Yo-yo, which he has now elevated to a performance art.
Miranda Wans and Jeanny Yao
Continuing the theme of teenage inventors, these girls presented their science fair project on how they found bacteria that can break down plastic garbage.
Lisa gives a fun talk on how books have helped her throughout life.
How can we best help our fellow human beings? Princeton Ethics Professor thinks analytically about this question, challenging us to step up our contributions.
Erik Brynjolfsson, MIT Professor
Tech progress is accelerating, and productivity has increased more in the 2000-2010 decade than the prior three decades. It is the New Machine Age where computers enable many other productivity advances, just as prior revolutions did. The internet is digital, exponential, and combinatorial. Today the growth in productivity comes not from machines themselves but from novel ways to use them. The world's chess champ today is neither the best player nor the best computer - it is a team of good players playing with common computers.
Also when economists measure economic growth, they miss a lot of economic value, such as the $300 billion of free internet content. Incorporating those gains indicates a higher standard of living.
But it's not all sunshine and rose. The tech boom does displace a lot of jobs, so people have to embrace the tech changes and adapt to it.
Later on Erik and I debated as to whether the tech boom of the last decade will ultimately be a net creator or detractor of jobs. Erik says detractor.
Denise is the Jane Goodall of Dolphin studies. She studies these self-aware, tool-wileding animals who, next to humans, have the highest ratio of brain-to-body volume.
Rodney presented Baxter, a safe friendly industrial robot. Rather than build cold robots that displace people, he believes robots need to be easy, safe and friendly so that workers and consumers embrace them in every part of their home and work life. Baxter is porgrammable simply by moving his arms around as you want him to do.
The founder of Sophos surveys today's cybersecurity threats.
Meg Jay, therapist
Meg counsels 20-somethings to take life more seriously - not to waste away their decade. (This is the Republican counterpart to Steve Jobs' advice to explore, not worry.) Bad advice, but well delivered!
Disappointing talk by an impressive scientist/engineer/author/inventor.
The CEO of Opower gave a well delivered talk. He reported that the best way to get utility customers to conserve energy is to show them how they compare to their neighbors.
Fun story of a boy's fascination's with bows and arrows.
Allan discovered that despite common knowledge, animal grazing actually prevents desertification.
Orly passes out cards to people reminding them to be kind.
Better design can promote conservation.
Neil Gershenfeld, Peter Gabriel, Vint Cerf
This all-star team hopes to extend the internet to species beyond human beings, and not just terrestrial species! Their videos of animals "using the internet" were not compelling.
Celebrated the progress being made in fighting extreme poverty in the world. He promised to give a fact based talk but there was a lot of literal hand-waving and aimless rambling.
Lesley perpetrates a hybrid of art and vandalism in Johannesburg.
This reputable professor came to argue that the secular pattern of economic growth is over, but his presentation was surprisingly lame.
Gordon observed that we saw big advances in the twentieth century due to electricity, plumbing and computers. But now there doesn't seem to be anything on the horizon to drive as much growth in the standard of living and economic growth. He echoed the patent officer who in 1899 declared that everything that can be invented has already been invented, and Lord Kalvin who deemed it impossible to ever again make discoveries in physics. His evidence that innovation is done is that he himself can't figure out what those innovations will be!
Gordon argued that the long term 2% growth rate will be diminished by headwinds of debt and inequality. As if there were never any headwinds in the past, such as war, disease, inequality and recession!
Gordon piled on with ridiculous, grumpy Grandpa comments, like "How does Twitter help an unemployed auto worker?" and "How can there be progress when airplanes go no faster today than they did in the 70's?"
After, he and Erik Brynjolffson debated as to whether things will get better or worse. Erik was respectful and Robert was downright rude and petulant. When Chris polled the audience, Robert blurted out "You cheated!" and then "I saw at least ten hands go up for me that weren't there before!"
Photojournalist showed stunning photos of human suffering, then told how he restored the rainforest to his family land in Brazil, planting 2 million trees. After, his photo journalism became much more upbeat, showing the success of local species including humans.
Michael thinks wooden skyscrapers would be ecologically better than steel, and not fall down, go boom.
Jinsop is an industrial designer who believes that you can improve customer satisfaction by incorporating more senses into every product experience.
Saki opened a school of graphics art design in Zimbabwe.
Kate presents the extraordinary invention of interactive paper. Would have been interesting in 1998.
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Yu presents photos of her sculptures and interior designs, telling us how beautiful they are. "Wouldn't everyone want this?" Well, no.
Performs "music" on a ukeke and a calabash.
Saskia talks about city development.
|Am I a Psychopath?||Question: I am concerned that I might be a psychopath. I'm not a criminal though. At least, I don't steal or commit violent acts. Actually that's not entirely true. I have committed violent acts in the past and I have stolen from corporations but never individuals. I am really more concerned about my apparent lack of emotion. I don't have a normal fear response, and I am unable to make emotional connections with people, including my own family. I have had many people in my life describe me as being soulless, or unfazable. I think I know the difference between right and wrong, and I believe myself to be a moral person, but I will admit that I do not believe that this has anything to do with a concern for other people's feelings. Rather, i think I am just following a set of rules that I have put in place for myself based on my own definitions of integrity and honor. This is where I start to have doubts. From what I have read, true psychopaths have no comprehension or regard for these concepts. Also, I am not a pathological liar. In fact, I am usually honest to a fault. I don't see myself as being manipulative either, but some of my friends tend to disagree with me on that point. I guess what I want to know is: How can I know for sure, and is it something that I should really be concerned about? From what I understand, if I really am a psychopath, there is no treatment for it. Could there be a better explanation for my specific apparent condition?|
Answer: Because this is so concerning to you, and you have strong feelings about the kind of person you want to be, I don't think you are a sociopath. Sometimes, when we are little kids, our parents are unable to show us empathy and love and then we don't learn how to relate to other's feelings. I do worry about the past crimes and violence. You may have some character traits of antisocial personality disorder. And, you may have schizoid personality traits as well. Schizoid personality disorder is a pattern of detachment from social relationships including family, appears indifferent, lacks close friends, shows emotional coldness, does not find pleasure in social activities. So maybe how you grew up and how your parents taught you how to interact and feel has a part in this and maybe you have some schizoid traits. With some therapy, you can learn how to relate more effectively with people. I encourage you to get therapy. And...no more crimes ok!
|Do I Have Schizophrenia?|
Question: Hello I really need help to overcome my anxiety, depression, insomnia or as I think the first signs of schizophrenia. I was with very good mental health but last year everything came down and now I have illusions, insomnia, and sometime I think that I am hallucinating even though I know that my fear is doing all of this. Please tell me what to do to relieve me from this pain.
PS: My father is suffering from Schizophrenia, I am very afraid.
Answer: Sometimes mental illness is genetic. It is possible you have inherited this disease. It is also possible that you are so worried about having schizophrenia, that you are convincing yourself you have symptoms. No matter which scenario it is, I would encourage you to see a psychiatric clinician to perform a complete history and physical exam to determine the cause of your symptoms. Don't wait to have an exam, it sounds as if you are suffering. There are medications that may help with your symptoms. You spoke about feeling as if your fear of mental illness is causing some symptoms. This may be anxiety. The mind is our guardian and can convince our brain and body of anything. Although I truly believe you need a full evaluation, you certainly can start to reframe some of your thoughts. Remember, your feelings and actions are a consequence of your beliefs. Tell yourself and believe that everything will be alright. Tell yourself and believe that whatever challenge comes your way you will handle it. Please have an exam as soon as possible. There is help with medications and therapy.
|UFOs in Andalucia: Lights, Vessels and Humanoids Since the Spanish Civil War|
Source: Planeta UFO and Diario ABC Andalucia
Article by Leo Rama Granada
UFOs in Andalucia: Lights, Vessels and Humanoids Since the Spanish Civil War
It would seem that UFOs are a forgotten subject, stunted in the 20th century, buried by its own controversial and absurd narrative. Despite the disbelief it continues to produce, it is also true that the UFO phenomenon remains alive and is real, at least to thousands of witnesses of the unexplained, ranging from uneducated peasants to airline pilots with thousands of hours of flying time, rank and much prestige to lose, whose stories in the few existing unclassified reports are of extraordinary value. The phenomenon's nature is an entirely different thing, and cannot be reduced to a single source: outbreaks of schizophrenia? weather phenomena? military maneuvers? Or could aliens be behind it all.
It's a likelihood. More than a few scientists consider the extraterrestrial hypothesis (ETH) to be a valid one based on their latest research, as Jose Manuel Nieves has been telling us in the most empirical pages of this newspaper. It was precisely Diario ABC de Sevilla that decided to publish a series of UFO sightings a few decades ago. Those stories told by Manuel Ramirez, preserved in the ever-helpful newspaper library, have provided the inspiration for the recently published book Ovnis en Andalucia by JosÃ© Manuel GarcÃa Bautista, the journalist from Seville.
A hundred of these cases, arranged by chronological order, comprise Garcia Bautista's research. He is convinced that there is life out there, that we have always been visited, even though some of the artifacts may prove to be terrestrial. "The universe is so large that it is hard not to imagine that some distant star has planets with life on them," says the enthusiastic researcher from Seville, trying to lend dignity to the the scorned subject of UFOs, as if the eyewitness accounts of those who sincerely discuss what they saw had no value whatsoever.
Chronicles of the Spanish Civil War
Although the UFO phenomenon as such did not emerge until 1947 in the United States, it is possible to find stories in Spain that describe strange lights in the southern skies since Medieval times. But it is necessary to go back to the Spanish Civil War to find the first reliable accounts of UFOs over Andalucia.
It occurred at the front, and this is what Diario ABC had to say about it: "The sun was already out that morning of 5 February 1938 as the soldiers defending the position at PeÃ±Ã³n de la Mata (north of the province of Granada) endured the cold as best they could while keeping a watch over their position. The sky was completely clear and our witness - a fighter with the 76th Brigade - soon noticed something odd in the heavens.
The soldier defined it as something resembling "a Mexican hat" in the distance, flat aluminum in color. The slow-flying metal artifact placed itself over the witness, who was able to see the craft's underside, resembling "a cartwheel" with a lens similar to a camera at its core, giving a sense of depth." It rotated counterclockwise and vanished from the field of vision of the troops without further incident.
Dionisio, The Entities and The Star
One of the best-known cases involves the first-person experience of Dionisio Avila, an elderly and respected resident of Los Villares in Jaen. It was 1996 and Dionisio was walking his dog through the endless olive groves when a shining device appeared before him. After surveying their device, two slender beings, clad in tight-fitting silver suits, tossed him what he described as a star. As he picked it up, it proved to be a spherical stone. "It summarizes the entire absurd nature of the UFO phenomenon," writes GarcÃa Bautista.
The nut-sized stone bore a curious inscription, similar to the symbols appearing in on the craft: IOI - the famous "stick zero stick" that prompted pioneering UFO researcher Juan JosÃ© BenÃtez to launch his investigation on "El anillo de plata" (The Silver Ring), presented on Spanish television's "Planeta Encantado" broadcast.
Dionisio never again made contact with the humanoids who, according to him, healed him of his maladies, as testified by the residents of his small municipality. Other witnesses fared less well in similar incidents, such as the attack experienced by a Seville resident on the cold night of 28 January 1976.
Once more, it was the Andalusian issue of the ABC newspaper - with the byline of Benigno Gonzalez - that collected the mind-bending account of Miguel Fernandez Carrasco, who was returning to BenacazÃ³n after having spent time with his girlfriend in Sanlucar la Mayor. Feeling blessed, he saw a pair of shooting stars as he returned home. Shortly after, a "flying telephone booth" shooting red and white lights landed before him. Two tall humanoids emerged. Fear gripped the witness, who broke into a frantic run down the train tracks.
The vehicle took off and chased the witnessed, terrified by the prospect of being hunted down before he could cover the 1.5 kilometers remaining before he could reach his home. He wasn't wrong. The device fired what Garcia Bautista defines as a nearly lethal "beam of light, a luminous weapon" at Miguel Fernandez. The man was badly injured on the ground, practically unconscious, "bereft of breath and strength, burned, singed and toasted" by something unknown to him.
Taken to the San LÃ¡zaro Hospital, the farmer gave his testimony and the 6th Court of Instruction in Seville initiated transactions to look into an alleged UFO attack on a human for the first time ever in Spain. The case was dismissed two weeks later due to inability to find a culprit for the crime reported by Fernandez Carrasco.
These are only some of the cases compiled by JosÃ© Manuel GarcÃa Bautista. Ovnis en AndalucÃa compiles many other stories regarding an apparently senseless phenomenon, one that has changed over the years: humanoids in Fuengirola, in Algeciras, the harrassing UFO of La Antilla, the one of BenaldmaÃ¡dena, the one of MorÃ³n...even USOs - unidentified submarine objects - seen in the Bay of CÃ¡diz!
"If we published all of the UFO incidents in Spain that resulted in intercept missions, we would be providing a sense of tremendous insecurity," a military friend told GarcÃa Bautista. The military has much material to declassify, contained in boxes in damp basements, waiting to see the much needed light of day.
[Translation (c) 2017 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo GimÃ©nez, Planeta UFO]
NOTE: JosÃ© Manuel GarcÃa Bautista is a good friend of INEXPLICATA and his work has been featured in many of our articles, including translations of his ghost and paranormal stories for FATE Magazine in the 2000's. For more information on humanoids, please consult INEXPLICATA's The Humanoid Agenda at scribd.com]
|L'Ã©chec mÃ©morable du Parti Socialiste aux lÃ©gislatives de 2017|
Laurent Lafaye, candidat battu, 1er secrÃ©taire fÃ©dÃ©ral du P.S. de la Haute-Vienne, vice-prÃ©sident du Conseil dÃ©partemental
(c) Le populaire du Centre
La Haute-Vienne - de mÃªme que Limoges - n'est plus une "terre socialiste". Les trois circonscriptions, jusqu'alors tenues par Catherine Beaubatie (depuis l'Ã©viction de Monique Boulestin en 2012), Alain Rodet et Daniel Boisserie, ont Ã©tÃ© perdues lors des Ã©lections lÃ©gislatives de 2017. Y compris donc dans la circonscription d'Alain Rodet, rÃ©putÃ©e "imperdable", oÃ¹ se prÃ©sentait Laurent Lafaye, candidat malheureux aux prÃ©cÃ©dentes sÃ©natoriales. Vice-prÃ©sident du Conseil dÃ©partemental il est toujours, Ã ce jour, Ã la tÃªte du P.S. haut-viennois.
En parcourant les archives de ce blog, on lira des articles commentant la dÃ©crÃ©pitude progressive et annoncÃ©e du P.S. local (y compris notre billet prÃ©cÃ©dent sur les apparatchiks), dont la premiÃ¨re et retentissante dÃ©faite a Ã©tÃ© celle des municipales Ã Limoges. Nous n'y reviendrons pas pour expliquer la dÃ©faite aux lÃ©gislatives, mais il faut les garder en mÃ©moire. De mÃªme le livre de Robert Savy, Le crÃ©puscule des socialistes, chez Geste Editions, qui portait un titre prophÃ©tique. Pourtant, tout le bilan socialiste Ã Limoges, en Haute-Vienne, en Limousin, n'Ã©tait pas Ã jeter, loin de lÃ ! Ce sont sans doute les pratiques qui ont d'abord Ã©tÃ© sanctionnÃ©es.
Si les perdants ont pris pour "excuse" la dÃ©ferlante "En marche" pour expliquer leur cuisant Ã©chec, cela ne saurait suffire car des Ã©lÃ©ments locaux et nationaux sont intervenus. Il est Ã©vident que la calamiteuse prÃ©sidence de FranÃ§ois Hollande, sa dÃ©plorable communication, la politique mise en oeuvre par son gouvernement et soutenue par la majoritÃ© des dÃ©putÃ©s sortants, a grandement contribuÃ© au tsunami macronien. Beaucoup d'Ã©lus socialistes limousins, semble-t-il, n'ont pas saisi combien la population Ã©tait loin d'Ãªtre enchantÃ©e par la rÃ©forme territoriale imposÃ©e par surprise, non annoncÃ©e lors de la campagne prÃ©sidentielle, et si mal prÃ©parÃ©e (le Limousin passant du Centre Ã l'Aquitaine en peu de temps...). Elle est toujours impopulaire auprÃ¨s de ceux qui commencent Ã en comprendre les effets nÃ©fastes. De mÃªme que les errements calamiteux concernant le train, la dÃ©gradation de la ligne historique Paris-Limoges-Toulouse (Limoges-BÃ©nÃ©dictins va-t-elle se transformer en musÃ©e dans un jour prochain?), au profit de projets plus qu'incertains d'une L.G.V. inutile entre Limoges et Poitiers, fantasme mollement dÃ©fendu par Hollande et dÃ©finitivement remisÃ© par l'actuel prÃ©sident. Il est vraisemblable que la modification des rythmes scolaires aura jouÃ© un rÃ´le et, plus encore, l'inepte rÃ©forme du collÃ¨ge de Najat Vallaud-Belkacem (battue elle-mÃªme aux lÃ©gislatives) qui aura vraisemblablement privÃ© le P.S. d'une part non nÃ©gligeable de son Ã©lectorat enseignant traditionnel. Bien entendu, la politique sociale-libÃ©rale menÃ©e en particulier par Hollande-Valls-Macron plutÃ´t que l'aide aux plus fragiles attendue d'un exÃ©cutif "de gauche", la volontÃ© d'imposer la "loi travail" et l'idÃ©e de la dÃ©chÃ©ance de la nationalitÃ©, ont entraÃ®nÃ© le rejet que l'on sait, parfois violent. NÃ©anmoins, tous les "grands Ã©lus" socialistes de la Haute-Vienne ont soutenu la candidature de Manuel Valls aux primaires. Or, c'est Hamon qui a gagnÃ©, dans le dÃ©partement, comme nationalement. En fÃ©vrier 2017, Laurent Lafaye rÃ©pondait aux questions de FranÃ§oise Pain, de France Bleu Limousin; par exemple Ã celle-ci: "Mais comment dÃ©fendre l'abrogation de la loi travail alors que vous l'avez soutenue ? Je ne vais pas tomber dans la schizophrÃ©nie ! J'assume toujours. Je n'oublie pas et BenoÃ®t Hamon non plus n'oublie pas que dans la loi travail, il y a aussi des avancÃ©es, comme la garantie jeunes, et je pense qu'il en tiendra compte." Pourtant, il y avait bien un peu de schizophrÃ©nie. Et lorsque le responsable du P.S. dÃ©clarait, Ã propos de FranÃ§ois Fillon, qu'il Ã©prouvait Ã son Ã©gard "le sentiment d'une dÃ©connexion (...) C'est rÃ©vÃ©lateur de la distance qu'il y a entre certains politiques et la population", il ne semblait pas se rendre compte lui-mÃªme, comme les socialistes en gÃ©nÃ©ral, y compris le prÃ©sident de la RÃ©publique qui avait quand-mÃªme Ã©tÃ© empÃªchÃ© de se reprÃ©senter (!), que les FranÃ§ais, dans les usines, les bureaux, les salles des professeurs, sur les marchÃ©s, reprochaient la mÃªme chose Ã tous les partis politiques traditionnels, en particulier au Parti Socialiste (qui a perdu son nom jusqu'Ã l'AssemblÃ©e Nationale!). DÃ©connexion totale, en effet!
On a eu l'impression, pendant cinq ans, que FranÃ§ois Hollande et le P.S. naviguaient "Ã vue"; comme si, pendant les longues annÃ©es passÃ©es dans l'opposition n'avaient pas servi Ã prÃ©parer un projet, mais uniquement ces fameuses "synthÃ¨ses" mixant un peu tout et n'importe quoi, au grÃ© des Ã©curies de tel ou tel. Une pauvretÃ© intellectuelle, en quelque sorte. Lorsque l'on va sur le site du P.S. de la Haute-Vienne, on ne trouve en page d'accueil qu'un billet du 15 mai annonÃ§ant les rÃ©unions publiques des candidats, mais aucun "bilan", deux mois aprÃ¨s, de l'Ã©lection. De mÃªme lorsque l'on clique sur "Les publications" dans la "Tribune du premier secrÃ©taire", on ne trouve que deux billets de 2013, dont un intitulÃ© "Mobilisons-nous pour l'enquÃªte publique LGV". Lorsque l'on suit ce lien, on obtient: "Erreur 404 La page que vous recherchiez n'existe pas"... Quant au dernier numÃ©ro de L'espoir en ligne, c'est celui de dÃ©cembre 2016, oÃ¹ l'on pouvait lire notamment: "A lâimage du gouvernement, nos parlementaires Haut-Viennois ont su porter des rÃ©formes de progrÃ¨s tout en faisant remonter les problÃ©matiques locales grÃ¢ce Ã une action de proximitÃ© auprÃ¨s des citoyens de leur circonscription. Oui la gauche au pouvoir a rÃ©alisÃ© de grandes rÃ©formes, adaptÃ©es Ã la rÃ©alitÃ© du pays et en adÃ©quation avec son idÃ©al." Il semble bien que les Ã©lecteurs n'aient pas Ã©tÃ© convaincus.
Alors, quel avenir pour ce parti, dont les quelques dÃ©putÃ©s Ã©lus ont abandonnÃ© le mot socialiste pour se transformer en "nouvelle gauche"? Sans doute serait-il souhaitable qu'une prise de conscience ait lieu et qu'elle soit exprimÃ©e, une auto-critique, si l'on veut. Sans doute faudrait-il qu'un profond renouvellement ait lieu, des responsables et des idÃ©es. Le groupe Nouvelle Gauche a dÃ©clarÃ©: "AttachÃ©s Ã reconstruire une alternative, c'est-Ã -dire une capacitÃ© Ã assumer demain la responsabilitÃ© de l'Etat, les dÃ©putÃ©s du groupe Nouvelle Gauche participeront activement Ã l'indispensable rÃ©invention de la gauche. En ce sens, toutes les propositions, tous les amendements du groupe porteront la double marque de la crÃ©dibilitÃ© et de la volontÃ© maintenue de transformer durablement notre sociÃ©tÃ©." Quant Ã la direction collÃ©giale du P.S., dont Hamon est parti, elle dÃ©clare sâatteler Ã Ã©tablir une Â« feuille de route de la rÃ©novation Â» quâelle devrait prÃ©senter Ã la fin aoÃ»t, avant de la soumettre au vote des militants. Le tout avant lâorganisation dâun congrÃ¨s, prÃ©vu pour le dÃ©but de lâannÃ©e 2018. Mais repartir sur les mÃªmes pratiques, les mÃªmes jeux d'appareils locaux et nationaux serait mortel. Il faudrait ouvrir les fenÃªtres en grand pour changer d'air. Pas certain que cela se fasse sans rÃ©sistances, ici comme ailleurs. La rÃ©novation complÃ¨te est pourtant le gage de la reconquÃªte, surtout qu'en Limousin comme nationalement, le P.S. est face Ã la France Insoumise qui incarne aujourd'hui - quoi que l'on pense d'elle - une gauche combattive, au macronisme (qu'il a rÃ©chauffÃ© en son sein au gouvernement), aux RÃ©publicains et au Front National, qui progresse et devient mÃªme Ã©lectarelement dangereux dans l'ex-capitale rÃ©gionale limousine.
|Itâs Official â Coloradoâs Weed is Getting Strongerâ¦MUCH Stronger|
It was always going to be a bit of a no-brainer that as soon as weed was made legal in Colorado, growers would begin refining their craft and coming up with bigger, better buds. And so it proved, as here we are at the doorstep of spring 2015 and the one thing we know about the pot doing the rounds in Colorado is that it is strong…very, VERY strong.
In order to gain a better understanding of how things are progressing for both the medicinal marijuana industries in the state and the everyday smoker on the ground, a study was carried out by one Andy LaFrate, founder of the Charas Scientific laboratory. He released the findings this week at the American Chemical Society meeting in Denver, where he told those in attendance that things are getting a hell of a lot more potent for the pot-people of Colorado.
“This stuff is strong,” he said.
“There’s a lot of homogeneity whether you’re talking medical or retail level,”
“One plant might have green leaves and another purple, and the absolute amount of cannabinoids might change, which relates to strength. But the ratio of THC to CBD to other cannabinoids isn’t changing a whole lot.”
In order to illustrate the point of how much things are changing, he highlighted the difference between samples taken in the 80s and those doing the rounds now. Around 30 years ago, the average THC concentration in standard weed wasn’t even close to the 10% mark. By contrast, he took into account a full 600 samples for the new study and found that the average was closer to 19%, while some even went as high as 30%. In addition, his research shows that the ration of THC to CBD in the samples was actually pretty low – about 150:1. This didn’t go down too well with the medical community as a whole as it is of course CBD that’s been linked with potentially positive effects in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease, schizophrenia and anxiety.
So, in essence the conclusion appears to be a pretty simple one – those that are growing new strains of marijuana in Colorado are doing so almost entirely for the purposes of getting their customers higher than ever before, as opposed to in any way benefiting/contributing to essential medical research. But this is something that’s disputed by some as there are those that suggest there to be a very clear divide between the two types of pot in circulation – that sold at ‘street’ level and the weed that’s grown solely for research purposes. As such, hitting out at the community in general for being rather too focused on getting high is counterproductive as it only addresses half of the story.
Of course this isn't strictly news, just confirmation of a general trend in the world of marijuana that has been reported for years. This doesn't mean that MMJ as a concept is over, there is plenty of research and breeding focussed on enhancing levels of CBD and other cannibinoids. In fact, separate reports from outside Colorado have suggested that recent years have brought about the cultivation of several new strains of weed which have displayed superb therapeutic properties while at the same time having almost no psychoactive effects at all.
|Rock N Roll Manifesto 72||Rock N Roll Manifesto #72 is ready to scorch your ear holes! Another schizophrenic episode going from hardcore punk to psychobilly, to soul and back to hardcore, then venturing off into power pop and all kinds of other stuff that … Continue reading |
|Rock N Roll Manifesto 34||Greg Lonesome is back to his old format, but this time, mixing things up even more than normal, putting songs from totally different genres back to back and throwing caution to the wind. If you have a schizophrenic record collection, … Continue reading |
I see the topic of pricing work come up over and over again, so I thought I would share my thoughts on the matter. By no means am I a guru of pricing or anything, but I have come up with a decent system that seems to work for me. I am currently a âfull timeâ woodworker, but havenât been for long. There are many more experienced folks on LJâs, so take this with a grain of salt.
I start with the same master excel spreadsheet for every project. The spreadsheet has three separate sections â Labor, Materials, and Overhead.
I begin with labor. The first step is to pick an hourly rate for yourself. This can be hard, but I believe that in any for-profit situation (not a favor for a family member or anything like that) your hourly wage rate needs to be at least in the $15 range. For reference, I am in Fort Worth, Texas if you want to know what region I am basing that wage rate off of. I charge more than that now, but on my first few projects, I didnât. It is really hard picking this rate for yourself because you feel like you are grading your own test. But remember, you are the guy with the tools and the knowledge. They came to you for a reason. It is because you possess skills and knowledge that they donât have. That is worth money. Try as hard as you can not to short yourself.
The second step of the labor estimate is to painstakingly think through the entire build process, activity by activity. This usually takes me 2 hours or so. When I start thinking through my build sequence, I literally talk through how I am going to build the entire project. This is how the conversation with myself goes, this gets a little schizophrenic, but hang with me:
âSelf, first you are going to have to go to the lumberyard. That will take you about 4 hours total, if you include driving and picking through lumber.â
And so on. Now, as you are punching in numbers for hours and thinking through your build process, you should also be considering all of the materials you will be using for each step and putting them over in your material section. At the end of the labor section you should have a good idea not only of how long this is going to take, but also how you are going to do it. Once I am done with labor, I usually work through the build sequence once more, this time really focusing on materials. After the second time through the build process, you should have a very good labor and material estimate. 2 tips for the manhour estimate
Overhead is a smaller chunk of the pie, especially for someone who doesnât do much volume per year. Over the past year, I have done a decent amount and will be claiming my profits on my personal tax forms, so I factor in taxes, profit (10%ish depending), electricity, and gas in this section. I know taxes arenât something that come up with a lot of you, but if you neglect state and income tax and then end up having to pay them in the end, you will likely lose 30%ish of your revenue, not just your profit. That is why I try to keep that stuff in order and build in a buffer so that when I get a serious negative tax return, I have money in the bank to pay for it (just donât spend that money on go-karts and stuff ï).
At the end, I just add up all labor, material, and overhead. That is my final price. I look at it every time and think it is astronomical. I tell myself that I have to lower my hourly rate. Or I have to do without some of the materials. Anything to bring the price down. But then I realize that despite my own reservations about how good I am and what I am worth, I am still probably better at woodworking than at least 99.5% of the population. And a lot of you likely are too. Not many people know as much about woodworking as us dorks, and we have to use that to our advantage. Our knowledge base, accrued skills, and time are worth something. So donât screw yourself over.
In my opinion, you HAVE to be systematic when pricing projects. Shooting from the hip works sometimes, but I would advise against it. For example, just doubling or tripling material cost will murder you on a very labor-intensive job with small amounts of wood. If you work through the entire process every time, you are much less likely to get burned.
Iâd be happy to send my excel spreadsheet to you for your use, but I donât think we can attach things onto blog posts. No guarantees that it is a flawless financial document or anything, but it is a decent place to start. PM me if you are interested in that.
Hope you enjoyed the read. Comments and criticism welcome.
|MARSHALL PRESENTS: #SESSIONS:055 â METAL||
NYC black metalers Yellow Eyes have let go of fantastic full length ’Sick with Bloom’. It is harsh with raging guitars not unlike a thunderstorm and it is undoubtedly far their best work so far. Listen to the title track here!
Arc is here! And it’s a highly personal one for vocalist Kat Katz. Katz told Noisey: “I began writing lyrics for it when I was providing her hospice care. My mother developed schizophrenia, a severe neuropsychiatric illness, when I was a child. When she was dying of cancer, her schizophrenia worsened, which made caring for her extremely difficult mentally, emotionally, and physically. At the time, I couldn’t have written about anything else”. Here’s 'Deathbed'!
And so the Abbath album has arrived. Despite going solo Abbath stays true what he has built over the years. There’s definitely an appeal for new listeners and for all the Immortal fans out there, it does not disappoint. Check out ’Winter Bane’ one of quite a few highlights!
|I AM BACK PINOY FOREX TRADING WORLD!||Hello Pinoy Forex Trading World!|
I am back and a I am hot!
I am trading again. I just cannot kick the habit of forex trading. It has been a good run for me since I last funded my account. It was probably 6 months or so I cannot remember but definitely not last year.
So far my NZDUSD trades have been going pretty well. I say trades meaning I already have like 9 open trades and I am still riding it. I am riding the bull wave.
I do not want to sound schizophrenic but I am starting to worry about the string of trades I did because everything is up and green that I am already thinking about when it will end and will it end with a bang. Some people do not get satisfied after all, I am winning but I am still worried.
We cant have it all.
|After Math: Do you see?||
It was an illustrative week for machine vision. Sony's high-speed eyes allow robots to see at 1000 FPS, IBM trained a neural network to spot schizophrenia, and MIT's AI knows what's in your meal just by looking at it. Numbers, because how else do you measure your myopia?
|IBM's AI can predict schizophrenia by looking at the brain's blood flow||
Schizophrenia is not a particularly common mental health disorder in America, affecting just 1.2 percent of the population (around 3.2 million people), but its effects can be debilitating. However, pioneering research conducted by IBM and the University of Alberta could soon help doctors diagnose the onset of the disease and the severity of its symptoms using a simple MRI scan and a neural network built to look at blood flow within the brain.
|John Wray: Lowboy||John Wray reads a passage from LOWBOY, the story of a sixteen-year-old paranoid schizophrenic who believes he alone holds the key to the planet's salvation.|
|Ekspert: psychiatra odrÃ³Å¼ni chorego na schizofreniÄ od symulanta||Symulowanie na dÅuÅ¼szÄ
metÄ choroby psychiatrycznej - schizofrenii - okazuje siÄ zbyt trudne nawet dla bÅyskotliwego przestÄpcy - ocenia w rozmowie z GÅosem Wielkopolski prof. Andrzej Rajewski, prezes Polskiego Towarzystwa Psychiatrycznego.|
|back to the village||Oggi ho letto una frase bellissima (di Vittorio Zucconi):|
"L'Italia produce il solito, doppio, contraddittorio e schizofrenico sentimento, un desiderio cocente di restare, ignorando il miserabile orrore che la impregna, e un desiderio bruciante di andarsene, per non assistere piÃ¹ al miserabile spettacolo che ogni giorno chi la dovrebbe rappresentare offre, direttamente o indirettamente."
Forse la sparo grossa e fuori luogo, certo Ã¨ che la morte di Cossiga (mi impietosisco e ne parlo giusto politicamente) mi lascia totalmente indifferente.
Oggi se ne va, con tutte le sue veritÃ non dette (e quelle prontamente smentite), uno dei personaggi piÃ¹ oscuri ed ambigui della storia d'Italia.
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|Great weekend to be a baseball fan|
Give the MLB schedulers a big pat on the back this year. With all but three playoff races now all but decided (I am leaving out the NL Wild Card, since I expect the schizophrenic Phillies to fold like a cheap tent this weekend, letting Houston escape), we get two three-game winner take all series to decide the final three spots in the AL (the Angels are already in as AL West champs).
Playoff scenarios for NY are a bit simpler.
And finally, for Cleveland:
NL is really easy. If the Astros take two of three from the Cubs or the Phils drop two of three to Washington (or the 'Stros win once and the Phils lose once) the Astros take the NL Wild Card.
Any way you slice it, though, it should be a very exciting weekend of baseball and, hopefully, these games can be found on TV this weekend. Playoff predictions and season-end award predictions coming Monday.
|Roshni battling many battles including living with a schizophrenic mum||This is a story that shows life can be hard on some people in what it has to offer for them in their path. Meet [...]|
|How Norwayâs government made electric cars irresistible|
WILLIAM BRANGHAM: But first: President Trump announced over the weekend that he will decide this week whether the U.S. will remain part of the Paris climate accord.
That accord, signed last year by 195 countries, commits those nations to significantly reduce their carbon emissions to combat climate change. But President Trump has long argued that environmental regulations cost American jobs, and he’s vowed to undo them, and he’s also described climate change itself as a hoax. European leaders last week urged the president not walk away from the accord.
In Scandinavia, which is a world leader in green technology, politicians and environmentalists want the president to follow their lead, and increase investment in environmentally friendly technologies like electric cars.
Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports from Norway, the world’s fastest growing electric car market.
MALCOLM BRABANT: Norway prides itself on being one of the world’s most pristine countries. Yet, amid the stunning scenery, there are reminders that its vast wealth comes from decades of gas and oil production.
But Norwegians are turning their backs on fossil fuels and embracing electric cars like nowhere else.
Ann Kunish, who moved from Wisconsin 30 years ago, is one of the new converts.
ANN KUNISH, Music Librarian: This car is a no-brainer. There’s no question about it. It’s very, very easy to choose electric cars. The Norwegian government has made it much more financially feasible to buy them. They don’t have the same fees, free parking in municipal spots. More and more charging stations are being built, lower yearly fee to use the roads, no tolls.
MALCOLM BRABANT: New electric car sales in Norway have now passed 100,000, giving it the highest per capita ownership level in the world. In comparison, there are over half-a-million electric cars in the U.S. To have the same percentage as Norway, America would require 6.25 million electric cars on the road.
This is Oslo’s rush hour, as electric car drivers hunt a parking spot at the city’s biggest charging station. The energy is almost completely renewable energy, as 98 percent of the country’s power comes from hydroelectric plants.
Norwegians endure some of the world’s heaviest taxes, and removing sales tariffs from electric cars has been irresistible. The government aims to end sales of gasoline and diesel vehicles by 2025.
PETTER HAUGNELAND, Industry Advocate: There has to be a big difference if you choose a zero emission car or a polluting car when you buy it on the tax system.
MALCOLM BRABANT: Industry advocate Petter Haugneland argues taxes on fossil fuel vehicles should be increased to speed up the process.
PETTER HAUGNELAND: In Norway, transport sector is a key element to lower the emissions. We need to cut our emissions very fast if we’re going to do something about the climate problem.
MALCOLM BRABANT: In March, President Trump canceled a fuel economy ruling put in place by the Obama administration requiring automakers to achieve 54 miles a gallon by 2025, double the present level. Environmentalists claimed higher standards would boost sales of hybrid and electric cars.
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: The assault on the America auto industry, believe me, is over. It’s over.
MALCOLM BRABANT: Norway’s environment minister, Vidar Helgesen, belongs to a center-right party that once aligned with the Republicans. It now has more in common with the Democrats. Helgesen didn’t criticize President Trump directly, but sent a clear message not to turn back the clock.
VIDAR HELGESEN, Foreign Minister, Norway: Our position is very much that we very much need to build competitiveness for the future. We also need to care about the jobs that don’t exist today that need to exist in the future. We know that the Chinese are investing massively in renewable energy. We know the Chinese and other major up coming economies are investing a lot in electric vehicles. I think they’re building green competitiveness for the future.
MALCOLM BRABANT: And this is precisely what the minister is talking about: an electric car start-up in southern Sweden which is reinventing the steering wheel to be more like a game console.
LEWIS HORNE, CEO, Uniti: This is not how we will mechanically achieve it in the car, because this is not very nice for the user. There are different ways we will mechanically achieve it, which will be unveiled later this year.
MALCOLM BRABANT: The CEO, Lewis Horne, has taken on 30 engineers and hopes to employ 1,000 people once production begins in early 2019 on a compact car that’s still under wraps.
LEWIS HORNE: So, you can see a little hint of two models which are the result of a lot of research and design. In the future, the jobs are just different. Historically, when we have had an industry that’s so damaging to our health now, that’s not a place where you should be creating more jobs. We should be creating more jobs in the future of these industries.
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: There is no more beautiful sight than an American-made car.
MALCOLM BRABANT: The owner of this ’56 Chevy Bel Air couldn’t agree more. Henning Kjensli works for the American Car Club of Norway.
But while he’s sympathetic to the need for job creation, he’s also in favor of going green.
HENNING KJENSLI, Commercial Manager, AMCAR: Developing and researching new technology costs tons of money. And right now, the best earnings in the American automobile market is in the full-size pickup and SUV segment.
They should still make those cars and sell them and make money off of them, but they need to sort of reinvest the profits from those cars into new and modern technology.
MALCOLM BRABANT: Fuel prices are the crucial difference between the U.S. and Norway. Norwegians pay about $7 a gallon. Gas is roughly five dollars cheaper in America, reducing the financial incentive to drive electric.
This is a partially American-made electric car, the $35,000 Ampera-e. It’s a collaboration between General Motors and South Korea’s L.G. GM’s European arm, Opel, launched the car in Norway in May.
Impressed by its range of more than 300 miles on a single charge, so many Norwegians have been ordering the Ampera-e, that there’s now a 15-month waiting list.
MAN: We are not going back. We are heading into the future. I think, in 10 years, we will see that at least half of the sale from Opel is electric, if things are moving in the direction we are seeing right now.
MALCOLM BRABANT: Norway may be a world leader when it comes to electric cars, but its environmental record is far from perfect. Its greenhouse gas emissions are increasing. Most of those are coming from oil and gas production, which provides Norway with its wealth.
And critics are very unhappy that Norway is pushing to expand fossil fuel production in the Arctic and believe that its climate change policies are inconsistent.
FREDERIC HAUGE, Bellona Foundation: It’s schizophrenic, because Norway is a nice little country of petroholics.
MALCOLM BRABANT: This top-of-the-range electric SUV is the pride and joy of Frederic Hauge, a veteran eco-warrior who was a pioneer of electric cars in Norway.
FREDERIC HAUGE: You can say maybe that the electric car is a Trojan horse towards the Norwegian oil industry. The battery revolution will bring down the oil price to $20 to $25 a barrel before 2030. And then the stupid things Norway is doing in the Arctic, the oil drilling, will also be stopped because of economic reasons.
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: We’re setting up a task force in every federal agency to identify and remove any regulation that undermines American auto production and any other kind of production.
MALCOLM BRABANT: Such statements alarm environmentalists in Denmark 300 miles to the south. Denmark generates about 40 percent of its electricity from wind power and is on track to hit its target of 50 percent by 2020. But these and other renewable energy efforts need to be increased, according to Danish climate scientist Sebastian Mernild.
SEBASTIAN MERNILD, Nansen Environmental Center: Regarding this green development, we can hardly see any impact so far, because the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere is increasing year by year. We are for sure helping the environment, but not enough. And we need to speed up this green development.
MALCOLM BRABANT: The European Union, whose environment agency is based in Copenhagen, is fully committed to the Paris climate agreement, which requires signatories to tighten up emissions by 2020 and beyond. Its dismayed that the president may leave the accord.
Climate change specialist Magda Jozwicka.
MAGDA JOZWICKA, Europe Environment Agency: It is, of course, very important that countries around the world stick to the Paris agreement, because, overall, we need to work on our long-term de-carbonization goals and the long-term well-being.
MALCOLM BRABANT: The Scandinavians doubt that environmental arguments will change the president’s mind, but they hope the economic case for electric cars will have more success.
For the PBS NewsHour, I’m Malcolm Brabant in Norway.
The post How Norway’s government made electric cars irresistible appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
|Ah si j'Ã©tais...|
La chanson dit "si j'Ã©tais riche". Mais au fond, si on vous posait la question, qu'est ce que vous aimeriez vraiment vraiment Ãªtre? Un micro phÃ©nomÃ¨ne assez drÃ´le sur la "fashion blogosphÃ¨re" (traduction= l'ensemble de tout ces petits blogueurs qui ne font que parler fringues Ã longueur de temps...soulant!), c'est l'Ã©mergence de blogs "droit au but". Ici, on ne dit pas qu'on "aime le style" de... qu'on "admire" untel, qu'on "voudrait aller aux mÃªmes soirÃ©es" que...ou qu'on se "damnerait pour connaitre le nom du chirurgien/dealer/nutritionniste" de... Non, non, fini de tourner autour du pot, on assume sa schizophrÃ©nie modesque et on proclame haut et fort le fait de simplement vouloir ÃTRE.
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|How Tightly is Your Front Door Shut? The Preservation of Identity and Self-Esteem versus the Mature Need to be Known.||We all have a front door to our personality, and for some of us it is bolted shut. For others of us, we open it up from time to time. We can let others see in, or even come in for a visit. And for still others of us, it swings open too easily. |
All counselors have had patients who seemed to use a high degree of defensiveness and denial. This shows up on psychological tests as a high degree of defensiveness. It can get in the way of counseling when people are overly defensive, and it can be very frustrating. For example, I might administer a 175 question personality inventory and find that a patient has answered false on every single symptom question. Even the healthiest of persons has some kind of symptom. The patient is not identifying problems to work on, and they are not identifying any of their own coping mechanisms which need to be worked on. Sessions in this case can be quite stilted, slow, and uncomfortable. The patient may "throw a bone" to the therapist, some little problem to work on, but nothing significant. Sometimes that changes later in the therapy process when the client is more comfortable to open up.
However, there can also be a problem when a person has an overly wide open front door. Imagine the following scenario: "Hello, my name is Ed. What's your name? I just got out of Griffin Memorial Hospital, but my schizophrenia is under control. I'm not suicidal anymore, and my medication is working just fine. I'm going home for some pizza right now; would you like some? It would not be wise for us to be totally transparent and let the world see everything about us; and it would not be wise for us to expose our "inner DNA"--our identity and self-esteem--for just anyone to influence or experiment with, since this is a precious commodity.
We all keep a front door closed so that the outside world does not see too much. Jung drew a distinction between the persona and the ego and the self. Normally we just let the world see our persona.
I try to be sympathetic with my patients and to realize that there is a reason whey they are the way they are, and to that end, I have come up with an explanation that makes sense to me of why some people are so defensive.
Traditionally, patient defensiveness in therapy would be seen as either a result of anxiety about opening up, or a result of low psychological mindedness. These would remain possible reasons in my mind, and I won't discuss them here, but what also makes sense to me, is that psychological defensiveness is protecting something very precious.
Think of a cell and its DNA. There is one thing in a cell which it absolutely must protect. It is right at the center. It is the code, the DNA. Without it, it dies. People have a kind of DNA. Cell DNA gives a map for the how the cell will function. A person's identity and self esteem also tells them their path and how they will function. Without identity a person would be lost and drifting. Without a sense of identity it would be harder to have a sense of self-esteem. And without self esteem the person might feel that there would no reason to even try to function.
Using this model, the resistance of some people to opening up in psychotherapy is at least somewhat logical. The resistance to letting others see one's DNA is similar to not letting others try to change one's DNA. The organism may be programmed to protect that core. Just as the cell is programmed to protect its DNA core, the human being, especially after reaching the late teen years, is probably programmed to protect their identity core: "I belong to the nation of A and the religion of B. My clan is C. And I will defend them to my death." This is an identity core. If I let you see into my core too closely, however, you may see my uncertainties, and then you may want to change me. That threatens what I have been taught. Moreover, if I did change my identity it would require a great deal of energy.
Teenagers are often loathe to open up in counseling about their problems and about their identity. They particularly don't seem to want to open up about their problems to adults, and again, I think this makes sense. They have finally started to have a clear sense of identity, and they don't want to start over. Of course, they are not necessarily thinking in these exact terms. I suspect that what they are actually thinking is, "Why is this shrink talking nonsense? I'll just go along with him to the extent I have to, to get him and my parents off my back." But his organism and genetic code may be thinking (not really "thinking," but sort of), "I have to preserve the important formative experiences of my identity. I've got the truth now about who I am, and even if I am not totally sure it all makes sense, I can't start over now."
Here is a second analogy. Imagine a sci-fi thriller movie in which the crew is in hibernation. They wake up and find reason to suspect that their computer guidance system software has become corrupted. The spatial coordinates in the computer are not quite right. But on the other hand, those coordinates are all they have. They can't call home, especially if they don't know which direction to point the antenna. Even though the information in the computer is not quite right, the crew would fight to preserve that flight computer and its coordinates, because it is all they have. Now, in the same way, we are probably programmed to defend our inner identity because it is all we have.
It takes a very mature person to be able to select the right therapist, open up their front door just the right amount, and then allow dialogue with their therapist with the aim of changing their internal identity and sense of direction. Then, after a correction, the front door has to be closed once again. The therapist has to be told goodbye in a mature fashion (see my blog on saying goodbye to the therapist), and the person goes on with their new set of inertial coordinates, their slightly altered sense of identity and coping abilities.
Some people are never ever able to open the door and let see someone else see in. They are never able to open the window shades and let a therapist have a chance to help them alter their inner DNA so as to feel better, have a happier and more productive life and so on.
Finding the balance between adequate self-protectiveness and reasonable openness to correction is difficult. It can be hard to find a balance between protecting our inner DNA code and being mature enough and strong enough that we can let someone else see in and help us with some of our internal issues.
|Neuropsychological functioning in first-episode schizophrenia|| Kravariti, Eugenia, Morgan, Kevin D., Fearon, Paul, Zanelli, Jolanta, Lappin, Julia M., Dazzan, Paola, Morgan, Craig, Doody, Gillian A., Harrison, Glynn, Jones, Peter B., Murray, Robin M. and Reichenberg, Abraham (2009) Neuropsychological functioning in first-episode schizophrenia. British Journal of Psychiatry, 195 (4). pp. 336-345. ISSN 0007-1250 |
|Linear and non-linear associations of symptom dimensions and cognitive function in first-onset psychosis|| Kravariti, Eugenia, Russo, Manuela, Vassos, Evangelos, Morgan, Kevin D., Fearon, Paul, Zanelli, Jolanta, Demjaha, Arsime, Lappin, Julia M., Tsakanikos, Elias, Dazzan, Paola, Morgan, Craig, Doody, Gillian A., Harrison, Glynn, Jones, Peter B., Murray, Robin M. and Reichenberg, Abraham (2012) Linear and non-linear associations of symptom dimensions and cognitive function in first-onset psychosis. Schizophrenia Research, 140 (1-3). pp. 221-231. ISSN 0920-9964 |
|Reliability and comparability of psychosis patients' retrospective reports of childhood abuse|| Fisher, Helen L., Craig, Thomas K., Fearon, Paul, Morgan, Kevin D., Dazzan, Paola, Lappin, Julia M., Hutchinson, Gerard, Doody, Gillian A., Jones, Peter B., McGuffin, Peter, Murray, Robin M., Leff, Julian and Morgan, Craig (2011) Reliability and comparability of psychosis patients' retrospective reports of childhood abuse. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 37 (3). pp. 546-553. ISSN 0586-7614 |
|Expert team launches ground-breaking guidelines for schizophrenia treatment in CNS Spectrums|| |
Available in the latest issue of CNS Spectrums, the journal of the Neuroscience Education Institute, ââMeta-guidelinesâ for the management of patients with schizophreniaâ provides the first set of guidelines that align many competing worldwide standards.
(PRWeb April 24, 2013)
Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/4/prweb10657660.htm
author: Terry Trueman
average rating: 3.86
book published: 2003
date added: 2009/06/14
The novel Inside Out by Terry Trueman is about a boy call Zach who has schizophrenia. He hears strange sounds and people talking to him in his head. I like the novel a lot because its very touching and sad. He does not making the story predictable so it keeps the reader interested and keeps the reader want to continue reading the book.
I would recommend the book to everyone because its very interesting and good. Also we can learn a bit about people with schizophrenia and relate to them too.
|Elevator Control Switch||Chip and Dan Heath, professors, researchers, authors, entrepreneurs, and contributors to Fast Company magazine, have recently released a second book called Switch that claims to help folks manage or initiate change in their lives, businesses, etc. Dan recorded a video about the book for a group of VA Senior Executives to be played during last yearâs Senior Management Conference, and his speech is available via VAâs Training Management System (TMS), but no one can find it there because the systemâs search engine is about as useful as the following procedure:|
1. Set up a manual typewriter next to a cactus in the desert
2. Type the question âwhat is Switchâ
3. Swing the carriage return
4. Stare at the cactus
(but thatâs another post)
Danâs video boils down the message in the book which is essentially: people donât actually resist change, they resist ambiguity, vagary, lack of direction. Dan points out that folks regularly go willingly toward some of the most massive changes a person can experience by simply breaking them down into manageable next steps. We voluntarily join the military, get married, have kids. Those are some pretty massive changes and humans seem to embrace them, not run from them.
He tells that story to explain this one: we like to think change is hard because weâre all schizophrenic. We have a rational side that fully understands why we shouldnât spend so much time blogging or Facebooking, why we should drop 10 pounds, or why we should get up early tomorrow. Humans also have an emotional side that ignores the rational side and tells us things like one more drink before last call wonât hurt, or we deserve that donut, or hitting snooze one more time is the right decision. The Heath brothers describe this situation (actually they cite the psychologist who described it) as a rational human rider on the back of an emotional elephant. In a battle, the elephant will obviously win. So, the Heath brothers explain, any call for, or attempt to change anything must come with a rational appeal for the rider and an emotional appeal for the elephant. The rider must break down what it wants the elephant to do into easily manageable key steps and then provide the motivation to make those steps appealing to the elephant. Read the book, or, if by some miracle you can find it in TMS, watch the videos. Theyâre way better at explaining it than I am.
I told you that story to tell you this one: I was in New Orleans last week for the program in which I played that Switch video for a small group of VHA employees in a leadership training program. The hotel where I stayed, gorgeous though it was, had the strangest elevator control system Iâve ever encountered. Before I go on to describe it I should emphasize that Iâm one of the folks who donât need to read Switch in order to be convinced that humans embrace change. Iâve always enjoyed change. I get bored easily. Iâd much rather be involved with creating or implementing or revising the new than with maintaining old. Itâs just the way Iâm wired. I tell you this so youâll better understand, and perhaps better be able to help with my dilemma.
Back to the elevator control system. I vaguely recall as I checked in to this hotel, the clerk mentioning that I had to go up two floors (via escalators) to the main elevators in order to get to the guest rooms. Like most big city hotels, the first few floors were conference space, public areas, bars, restaurants, Starbucks, and FedEx store. The clerk also said something about swiping my room keycard in order to use the elevator. That seemed odd from a main floor. As a regular traveler, I belong to several of the major chainâs âpreferred customerâ groups and so I assumed she referred to those floors or areas reserved for card carrying preferred customers, like a top floor lounge, or the floor with just suites or something like that. I was too busy trying to remember her directions for how to even get up to the elevators to think much more about how my key card might be necessary to operate them. It was a good concern to have cuz it turns out I could have walked to another hotel (with my luggage) in less time than it took to get to these damned elevators.
As I approached them, I realized I should have paid more attention to what she said about how to operate them. Unlike every elevator Iâve ever been in, this bank of four cars had a touch screen on the wall between each pair of cars right where you normally find the simple âup/downâ buttons you usually associate with elevator operation. I watched as another guest swiped a key card under the touch screen and walked into the car that opened behind us. My past experience with elevators told me to just follow her rather than fish through pockets for my keycard, and so I dragged my roller suitcase into her car, smiled politely, and then turned to press the button for the 7th floor.
âFirst day here?â she said from behind me as I began to realize the mistake Iâd made. This elevator had no buttons inside it save for the alarm bell, and door open/close buttons.
âYouâll have to ride with me to 15, get out, and swipe your card again to get to your floor. Watch the touchscreen to see which car will take you to 7.â
Her instructions seemed about as clear as the ones Iâd already ignored at the front desk â they in no way meshed with my four decades of elevator riding experience - but I smiled and thanked her and then rode quietly to 15 with her. I was silently debating whether I would actually get off at 15 until it dawned on me that staying in an elevator with no buttons on the inside was not a useful activity, so when we arrived at 15, I followed her out. I dug my keycard out of my pocket and swiped it under the touch screen. A keypad similar to the one on my iPhone appeared with the â3â and the â7â âkeysâ highlighted and flashing. I was a tad confused, but I intuitively tapped the â7â and the screen changed to instructions that said something like âtake car A to the 7th floor.â And right about then, the door Iâd just exited â car A as it turned out â opened. I stepped in and was whisked back down to the 7th floor.
I felt fairly confident with my success. I had passed the first lesson even if, you might argue, I had failed on my first try ending up on the 15th floor. I was now on floor 7 and could now go back to a more familiar process: searching for an indication of which of the four hallways I should follow to find room 725. I pulled my suitcase along while scanning the walls ahead of me and had far less difficulty finding my room than I had controlling the elevators. But the entire time I walked to my room, entered it, hung up my clothes, drank a glass of water, and headed back out to meet with our conference hosts in the building next door, my thoughts were on that elevator control experience.
Was this touchscreen thing that automatically offered me options a better system than the ones I was used to? It didnât seem like it. It seemed overly complicated, but did I only think that because it was so new and different from well-established prior experience? More importantly, would I be able to work the system to get myself to the second floor â a floor I previously only set foot on between escalators on my way to the guest room elevators on the third floor â in order to meet with my host? I was about to find out. The elevator bank on the 7th floor was rapidly approaching. I had my keycard out and was ready to scan, but I paused to observe for a moment before I jumped right back into this new game. There were two sets of four elevators. Cars A-D were on the far end of the crossing hallway, and cars E-H; on the end nearest the hallway to my room. I had stopped at the E-H touch pad.
I swiped my card and a message on the touchscreen offered the iPhone-looking keypad again, this time with the â3â highlighted, but right below the keypad grid was another box that said, âlower floors.â I tapped it. At that point a new, less complicated grid popped up that offered â2,â âlobby,â and âupper floors.â I tapped â2.â The screen then flashed âtake car A to the 2nd floor.â I headed over from the E-F bank to the A-D bank, and as you can probably guess by now, got to car A just as the doors were closing. I swiped my keycard again, calling up the increasingly familiar iPhone keypad with the â3â highlighted again and the âlower floorsâ box below the grid. (Apparently, everyone from every upper floor rides to three and then hikes or escalates to 1 or 2??) I tapped the âlower floorsâ button again, selected â2â again and read âtake car B to the 2nd floor.â I glanced up at the two cars I was facing: A & C. I turned around in time to see the doors to car B closing. (did I mention I had an ear infection, and couldnât hear the doors opening - or jets taking off, or small arms fire - since my plane landed at Louis Armstrong Airport?) I swiped my card again. Tapped âlower floorsâ again. Tapped â2â again, and braced myself to launch at the first open door. The screen read âtake car B to the 2nd floor.â
I tried that once! I thought, loudly.
This time I was ready though, and I managed to enter car B as the doors were closing. Out of habit, I still looked for buttons to push as the car descended to the 2nd floor. I got out, located the skybridge to the connected federal building next door, and made my way over to my hostâs office buildingâs second floor lobby. I passed a bank of elevators marked âLevels 1-4,â a security desk where a friendly guard told me to have a good afternoon, another bank of elevators marked âLevels 5-9,â and finally, just as I was beginning to wonder what problems folks in New Orleans must have had with just plain old elevators in the past, a bank of elevators marked âLevels 9-15.â To my great relief, the elevators to floors 9-15 were operated by the old standard âup arrow/down arrowâ buttons. I pushed the up arrow button and climbed on the first car that opened up. Inside, I found the standard panel of buttons (and in answer to the newly forming question in my head, I could actually choose any floor from 1 through 15 in spite of the signage that forced me to walk all the way past two other banks of perfectly good elevators to get to this one. I guessed that the others would have provided the same selection of floors no matter what the signs said!)
I arrived at floor 10, and in typical government fashion, saw absolutely no signage that would confirm nor deny that I was in the right place. To my left was an opening to a hallway. To my right was a set of decorative glass doors with an empty reception desk behind them bearing a Department of Veterans Affairs seal, but no further hierarchical identification indicating it was in the fact the Human Resources and Recruiting Office headquarters. (there are actually a LOT of Department of Veterans Affairs offices)
I walked through the glass doors until I found someone who instantly recognized me as someone who didnât really belong. I introduced myself, explained why I was intruding, who I was looking for, and discovered I was in fact in the right place. The meeting (and the entire trip) went well from that point on (except for the cabin pressurization/depressurization effects on my ears on the flight home) but the issue of the hotel elevator controls either nagged or intrigued me, and continues to do so.
Each trip I made to and from my room reminded me that I had yet to decide whether or not this change was an improvement. The elevator touch pad was definitely a cool, Star Trek-like, high tech, futuristic kind of toy, and its inconspicuous, brushed stainless steel frame surrounding the glowing blue screen fit nicely with the newly redecorated hotel interior. There was no doubt that the hardware involved was sexy. These touchpads were sleek, slim, cool looking.
There is also no doubt that they worked, once a new user got the hang of them. No doubt that the inside of the elevator was âcleaner,â sleeker looking without all those buttons cluttering it up. No doubt there are fewer moving parts without a button for each floor plus the buttons outside, etc. I can certainly come up with a list of positive things to say about this new elevator GUI, if I may. But the question remains, is it better. If I could become used to it, does it make my elevator experience better than it was in the past?
Iâm not sure Iâm ready to make that Switch.
So, my dilemma: Do I suspect this new system is not better only because it is so new? Will I grow to love it once it becomes second nature? Or is it sufficiently overly complex and just the latest failure in a line of attempts to replace what is actually a solid existing system that will require more time and effort (and something WAY better than this) to replace it? And how do you ever know?
|The Cherokee Nation and the Trail of Tears: The Penguin Library of American Indian History series||
author: Theda Perdue
average rating: 3.67
book published: 2007
read at: 2016/12/06
date added: 2016/12/06
The Cherokee Nation and the Trail of Tears
Author: Theda Perdue and Michael D. Green
Publisher: Penguin Group
Published In: New York City, NY
REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS
The forced Native American diaspora which came to be known as The Trail of Tears brought an irreparable injustice onto the Cherokee Nation. The US government forcibly drove 17,000 Cherokee from their ancestral homeland in the southern Appalachians. Trauma, tragedy, hardship, and betrayal, these and blood paved The Trail of Tears.
The determined survival of the Cherokee people represents a resilience of the human spirit.
A Cherokee tragedy. An Indian tragedy. An American tragedy.
Why this book:
Human will to survive amidst manâs inhumanity to man.
Secretary of War Henry Knox. He seems to have tried. But the post-Revolutionary War white settler engaging in continual confiscatory invasions of Indian lands made his job impossible. While the Feds were supposed to remove white settlers from Indian lands this may never have happened. There are no examples of confiscatory squatters being removed from Indian land by the Feds. Knox stood at the crux between his own Enlightenment fueled principles and the expansionist policies of the states. He tried to drive respect for territorial rights and Indian culture. This was one of those moments in history that gave truth to the axiom, âthe road to hell is paved with good intentions.âthe white settlers ant-mounded themselves westward, invading Indian land, fighting and killing Indians, and then, expecting state militias and the Federal government to protect them. Knox believed that the Indians would not surrender short of a long and bloody war that would give the United States a reputation for rapacity that would stain the future with blood.
The Ridges and Boudinot caught in the middle, acting in good faith for the survival of their people. Would there be a Cherokee people today if they had continued to stay in Georgia after the state had dispossessed them of their property and were trying to ethnically cleanse them from their state. The signatories of the treaty that set the Cherokee on the Trail of Tears were described as good men doing a bad thing for the love of their people. They and their allies in the Nation became known as the Treaty Party.
Least Favorite Character:
Andrew Jackson and the Georgian Legislature of this era were real SOBs. The term hadnât been coined yet, but what they did was ethnic cleansing. The reputation that Henry Knox feared came to fruition during this time. Jackson purporting that he was saving the Indians by forcing removal on them is one of the most two-faced ideas Iâve ever read.
Character I Most Identified With:
John Ridge. What was the poor bastard supposed to do? Sit still and watch Georgia give all that the Cherokee Nation had away to the white settlers piecemeal and destroy their culture besides. I fear that if Rossâs hand hadnât been forced by the Treaty of New Echota, that may be exactly what happened to the Cherokee.
Depressed the hell out of me, but damned good book.
Favorite Scene / Quote:
The chiefs of the Cherokee Nation wanted the education for their children that came with civilization. They werenât much interested in the Christianity that was parceled out with it. I see this through the stained glass of the push to force children in our modern world out of public school into the indoctrination webs of charter schools.
Plot Holes/Out of Character:
I expected more about the Trail. This was very heavy on the politics and the money, the land, and Georgia being a son of a bitch.
Next time a Christian scientist pushes Adam and Eve as something that should be taught in school, Iâm bringing the Cherokee genesis story where the first humans were a brother and sister and, when he struck her with a fish, she started giving birth to another child every seven days until the world was full.
The Cherokee history in relation to the English is fraught with betrayals and backsliding. Why did they ever trust the Federal government?
Rage Against the Machineâs Bulls on Parade came on while I was reading about the Georgia Legislatureâs moves to screw over the Cherokee Nation and accelerate the ethnic cleansing of northwestern Georgia.
Reading the SCOTUS rulings in the Cherokee Nation-Georgia chapters with the question of sovereignty and jurisdiction, and the way they were worded, Iâm left to wonder what the result would have been if the Cherokee had sued for statehood instead of staying the course in the treaty-jurisdiction vein. I believe the result would have pissed Georgia off.
If the Treaty Party hadnât signed the Treaty of New Echota, Georgia would have still taken the Cherokee land in the lottery for white settlers. Then, Georgia and the Army would have still dragged the Cherokee out of the southern Appalachians and set them on the Trail of Tears in even worse shape.
Itâs surprising with the way that history portrays Ross and the National Party having thorns in their sides in the persons of the Old Settlers and the Treaty Party that following Rossâs passing in 1866, political parties in the Cherokee Nation began to develop along new lines and the animosity between groups began to moderate.
Despite treaties claiming that the Cherokee had freedom of choice in matters of commerce, too often, they found themselves in fait accompli deals involving land sales.
Thomas Jefferson was of two minds. In one instance, he wanted to trade with and âcivilizeâ the Indians. While in the other, he believed that Americaâs future depended on land acquisition and expansion. Due to deer herd depletion, some of the civilizing elements acting on the Cherokee came internally, instead of from the encroaching Americans. The federal governmentâs agents were rather schizophrenic in their actions; while one agent acts from a position of fairness, the next acts in conjunction with pro-land grab governors and state governments.
The Georgia murder case against George Corn Tassell for an act taking place in the Cherokee Nation, the way Georgia used it to subvert Cherokee law, and the Georgia Legislature, Governor, and courts ignoring of a Supreme Court stay and subpoena in the case is one more slip on the long slow slide toward Civil War. Showed that the Feds only had the power that the states decided they had at that time instead of it codified and spelled out. After Tassellâs initial arrest, the judge in the case tossed it to an appellate tribunal who confirmed Georgiaâs jurisdiction despite the Cherokee Nation having a treaty right of self jurisprudence. Tassell was convicted and sentenced to hang on December 24, 1830. Tassellâs lawyer appealed to SCOTUS. The court issued their stay and subpoena on Georgiaâs governor. The governor and legislature chose to ignore SCOTUS and hanged him on Christmas Eve.
The separation of families, the leaving behind of old people, the arresting and imprisoning, the gathering into forts/prisons/internment camps/concentration camps as a middle step in the ethnic cleansing of Georgia and the southern Appalachians; measles, cholera, dysentery, and whooping cough. Rare were the removal expeditions that made the trip without casualties. Rape was rampant in the camps.
Seen as traitors because of they signed and because of the words of John Ross and the National Party, the Treaty Party leaders, after the Cherokee began to settle in Indian Territory and the Treaty Party began to ally itself with the Old Settlers who preceded the Cherokee Nation to Indian Territory, were dragged from their new homes and killed. This was done after a convocation about the future of the tribe. The convocation featured debate between the Old Settlers, the Treaty Party and their followers, and the Cherokee Nation group lead by John Ross. A secret meeting of the Cherokee Nation rulers after the bigger convocation rubberstamped the actions to be taken against the Treaty Party leaders. John Ross wasnât at the secret meeting. His son was. The idea that John Ross didnât know what was going on is crap. This was a historical example of plausible deniability.
Meh / PFFT Moments:
The United States, post-revolution, used a confiscatory policy in Indian lands despite signing concurrent treaties that presupposed the purchase of lands.
Despite Knoxâs high ideals, he pushed prerequisites that the Indians give up hunting and gathering on their lands and become more analogous to the settlers who were invading their lands, learn English, become civilized, etc. Though even in instances where the Indians did this, the settlers continued to advance and the governments of the states and those lawmakers in the Federal capital rubberstamped and money whipped the problems. The states paid lip service to the civilization policy and if/when Indians followed the policy, they found themselves not equal to the white settler, but more equal to the freed Black slave.
Andrew Jacksonâs beloved Old Hickory nickname in context of his actions vis-a-vis Georgia and the Trail of Tears is inappropriate. In light of his hiding in his hypocrisy, the name given him by Ridge in the Cherokee Phoenix is much more appropriate, Chicken Snake.
Despite a later victory before SCOTUS that recognized the Cherokee Nation, Jackson forbore execution of the Courtâs decree. The Cherokeeâs allies in Washington started to advise the Cherokee to prepare for removal. They feared a Constitutional crisis. Ridge and Boudinot came home convinced. John Ross and the Council opposed them despite the writing becoming plainer on the wall.
The reason we mainly hear John Rossâs version is because the opposition partyâs leaders were killed before they got down, collectively, to forming a new government in Indian Territory. The National Party, following the killings, legislated that there should be no revenge and that the killers were granted amnesty if they publically apologized. Rossâs brother and son were part of the group which set the ball in motion that placed targets on the leaders of the Treaty Party. The Treaty Party were pragmatists, better alive in Indian Territory and still Cherokee, than dead on Georgiaâs bayonets.
The National Partyâs refusal to arrest and prosecute those who murdered the leaders of the Treaty Party eventually lead to reprisals and revenge slayings.
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The book was more about the internal and external political strife than about the Trail; was more about money than the suffering. This painted a picture of the impossible position the Cherokee were in in Georgia. If they had stayed and resisted I wonder if there would be a Cherokee Nation today. The abuse of authority inside Indian Territory is a story rarely told. The revenge brigandage is though. This did make me view the history through a different lens; Old Hickory vs Chicken Snake, Georgiaâs actions and how their flaunting of Federal power was a waystation on the way to Civil War, the conflict between the Rosses, the Treaty Party, and the Old Settlers. Thereâs very much a cult of personality aspect to John Ross that I had never noticed before.
Very well written.
Knee Jerk Reaction:
glad I read it
Disposition of Book:
Irving Public Library
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|Blue Remembered Earth (Poseidon's Children, #1)||
author: Alastair Reynolds
average rating: 3.87
book published: 2012
read at: 2016/01/10
date added: 2016/01/12
Blue Remembered Earth
Author: Alastair Reynolds
Publisher: Ace / Berkeley / Penguin Books
Published In: New York
REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS
Ten thousand years of future history tracing the Akinya family from Africa across the solar system into interstellar space and the dawn of galactic society. Africa has become an economic and technological superpower 150 years in our future. Geoffrey Akinya is being drawn into the secrets that his grandmother Eunice kept prior to her death, the secrets that could shatter the utopian world that many Earthlings are living in. Secrets hidden in the glove of an old astronautâs glove kept in a safe deposit box at a bank on the Moon. Secrets that could fracture family and society. Secrets that may be the key to the future of Man.
Why this book:
I love Reynolds work. This was sitting there taunting me at a dollar store, so it had to come home with me.
Geoffrey Akinya. Heâs the central and main character. The majority of what does happen in the book flows through him and his perspective. He seems sort of milquetoast through most of the story. The bravest thing he does is when he goes against the cousins wishes and tells Sunday about the astronaut glove that he recovered from Euniceâs safety deposit box at the bank on the Moon. Up until, he takes a swing at one of the cousins. At that point, another whole level of his character is revealed. He takes on an added dimension that I wish he had had throughout the story.
The novel feels big. Big future history. Big Africa. Big space. Big future. Big science fiction.
The railgun to orbit under Kilimanjaro firing at Euniceâs funeral.
The chase across East Africa as the Mechanism and the Family chase Geoffrey for his daring to attack another human being, justifiably or not.
The run across the Evolvarium in search of the next of Euniceâs clues. And the machine intelligences that run rampant across that region scavenging and âlivingâ out their lives.
The rapprochement scenes between Geoffrey and Hector on the Winter Queen and Sunday and Lucas, via proxy telepresence, on Mars. This also fed into the flowering of Geoffreyâs character.
Memphisâ funeral on the snows of Kilimanjaro.
The pacing is glacial. Nothing happens for large swaths of text. Luckily the mystery and future history of the novel are so well done. Good prose makes up for a lot. The pace does pick up after they get beyond Earth. Read more in episodic chunks like it was a television series instead of a movie, it flows much better.
I like that this represents a post-climate change world with humanity taking responsibility and trying to live in harmony with her damaged homeworld.
The settings are great. Tiamat, the Indian Ocean subsea habitat filled with altered humans who have made themselves into fully aquatic lifeforms. The Evolvarium on Mars, a survival of the fittest arena a couple thousand miles across where machine intelligences battle for survival and scavenge for bits and pieces to improve themselves and occasionally create something unique that human scavengers swoop in and appropriate for the âgreater goodâ.
The intellectual soap operatic family elements of the story would normally have turned me off, but played against the big sci fi background of this novel and with the well apportioned action that slips and slides through the story and the awesome special effects of the worlds that the story moves through, the story makes me smile.
The Pans flipping back and forth gives them a schizo aspect that considering how the rest of the culture looks up on them makes sense. But it leaves you wondering if there are factions within the Pans. Large groups of people, even ones following the same causes, wonât always act in unison. Now take and spread those people across the light minutes and light hours of the solar system and let a extraterrestrial game of telephone grow between those factions and maybe this is what you would get. Though, it remains to be seen if there are different factions within the Pans. I could see Truro and Arethusa falling onto different paths and leading factions at odds with each other.
Why isnât there a screenplay?
They would have to butcher it between novel, screenplay, and the screen, possibly beyond recognition. Though as Iâm reading it, I could see this as a television series.
Sam Jackson as Memphis, the Akinyaâs Alfred, would be great casting.
Whoopi Goldberg as Eunice, the matriarch of the Akinya family.
John Boyega as Geoffrey Akinya.
Last Page Sound:
That was awesome.
Totally read something else by Reynolds.
Couldâve been encouraged to put his foot on the gas a bit here and there. On second thought, this was excellent told in just this way.
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|Comment on Did something really dumb last night for the first time in a while... by kennycalhoo||Dammit. You're all correct. I have failed you all once again.
I did once have a large, 300 pound schizophrenic man masturbate in front of me and my roommates. We all wanted to stop him, but nobody was going to because he was 150 pounds bigger than us.
There was also the time we all got drunk and exploded a grocery bag worth of fireworks inside of our living room.|
|"Long Gone"--A Tribute to Syd Barrett (1946-2006)||Syd Barrett died last Friday, though it wasn't announced until today. Why am I posting about a rock icon on Poetry Snark? Because Syd Barrett was the true mad poet-genius of the 60s, and I have to say something. His music has meant too much to me to remain silent. If you care about Syd Barrett, please read on.|
Syd Barrett was born in 1946 in Cambridge, the son of a famous pathologist who encouraged young Roger's musical inclinations. He acquired the nickname "Syd" at age 15 and kept it until his retirement as a recluse, when he reverted back to Roger to avoid publicity. Barrett's Pink Floyd was a different and far more interesting thing than Roger Waters's. The original Floyd was conceptual and truly experimental, sometimes edging into Duchamp-like challenges to what the art form was and could be. In one infamous session, for example, he brought in a new song called "Have You Got It, Yet?" and asked the band to learn it. Here's what happened (from Wikipedia) :
"The song seemed simple enough when he first presented it to his bandmates, but it soon became impossibly difficult to learn: as they were practicing it, Barrett kept changing the arrangement. He would then play it again, with the arbitrary changes, and sing "Have you got it yet?" After more than an hour of trying to "get it," they realized they never would."
Syd was also a stunningly original guitar player, though few today would know it, because according to those who heard it, his best performances were live (luckily, we hear hints on the albums). According to many, his sonic experiments exceeded even Hendrix's in pure strangeness, as Barrett explored the possibilities of dissonance, distortion, feedback, and the echo machine against the backdrop of light shows that set the standard for psychedelia in their day.
Syd Barrett's passing is currently being memorialized by countless repetitions of "Shine on You Crazy Diamond" on classic rock FM stations across the country, but it is in Barrett's own music--not Pink Floyd's--that we find the most fitting tribute to this great artist. Of course, Barrett did found Pink Floyd and wrote most of the songs on their first album, 1967's Piper at the Gates of Dawn (along with a song on Saucerful of Secrets). Some of these tunes are classics such as the terrific, funny, and ultimately pretty scary song, "Bike." But his greatest achievements were the songs on his two independent releases, Barrett and The Madcap Laughs.
Barrett created these two masterpieces shortly after his first major mental breakdown and subsequent departure from Floyd in 1968. People who are familiar only with Floyd's grandiose post-Meddle era work will be shocked to hear Syd's own music--it's the opposite of the over-produced often pretentious late Floyd. These songs--lyrical, raw, sparsely arranged, and incredibly vulnerable sounding--are immediately recognizable as genius, and have influenced musicians and bands as diverse as David Bowie, Blur, Peter Townsend, This Mortal Coil, Phish, R.E.M., and the Flaming Lips. The songs were recorded in scattershot sessions from '68 to '71, and Barrett--whether through intent or mental illness--never played a song the same way twice. Each version was a completely new experience for him, and this spontaneity surely helps account for the tunes' immediacy and freshness.
His lyrics are among my favorites by any artist ever. Alternately tragic and playful, heavy and childish, Barrett wrote songs of intense nuance and allusiveness. What appears to be a generally happy number like "Wined and Dined" reveals depths of profound sadness and futility upon repeated listening. Some songs, like "Birdy Hop" and "Effervescing Elephant" are pure whimsy, while others, like "Late Night," are heartbreaking in their immediate simplicity:
Inside me I feel
alone and unreal,
and the way you kiss will always be
a very special thing to me...
Although it's never fair to force song lyrics to stand on their own without accompaniment, Barrett's are among the few that hold poetic interest irrespective of melody or sound. I suppose this shouldn't be a surprise, since Barrett was a serious reader, and once even set to music a poem by James Joyce ("Golden Hair").
From "Baby Lemonade":
You're nice to me like ice
in the clock they sent through a washing machine.
Or from the astonishing song, "Dark Globe":
Please lift the hand.
I'm only a person.
With Eskimo chain,
I tattooed my brain all the way...
Won't you miss me?
Wouldn't you miss me at all?
I could go on. Or you can go read all of his lyrics at this site.
Like many artists so ahead of their times, Barrett suffered from mental illness. Although never professionally diagnosed (Barrett shunned psychiatrists), it has been speculated that he suffered from schizophrenia and/or Asperger Syndrome (a form of autism). Others have speculated that the sudden death of his father when Syd was eleven left indelible scars. Many have assumed his excessive use of LSD caused his insanity, but most who knew him agree that the problems with Syd went deeper. David Gilmour said in a 2006 interview: "In my opinion, his breakdown would have happened anyway. It was a deep-rooted thing. But I'll say the psychedelic experience might well have acted as a catalyst."
It's unclear at the time of this writing what caused Barrett's death. I've read that it was due to his diabetes and also that it was cancer-related. Since Barrett has been a complete recluse for over 30 years, living with his mother and spending his time gardening and painting, many have believed he died long ago. A mystery until the end, there is no one who influenced recent music so much about whom we know so little.
Although he has been mythologized by countless fans, there was nothing glamorous about his retreat. It was not a "statement" or a plea for help. According to his own statements, Barrett was someone who couldn't cope with the world as it is and felt incapable of communication with other individuals--someone who both enjoyed and was tortured by his necessary solitude. His madness may have led to some of his artistic triumphs, but it also robbed us of his talent far too soon. He left this world in 2006, but he left his fans in 1971, taking his mystery and genius first to his bedroom--and now to his grave.
(The photograph is of Barrett in 2002.)
|âReince is a fucking paranoid schizophrenicâ¦â says Scaramucci, but what is paranoid schizophrenia, anyways?||Etymologically, schizophrenia comes from Greek skhizein and phren mind, so literally means split mind, and in colloquial speech, the term âschizophrenic,â is often is used to refer to someone with multiple personalities. (A condition now referred to as dissociative identity disorder, which has itself become controversial.) In reality, schizophrenia is a severe chronic mental health […]|
|Christian Bale: Moses was barbaric and schizophrenic | Film | The Guardian||Oh, come on. Christian Bale has a point. If Moses were around today — âhearing voicesâ and acting out — heâd probably be diagnosable as schizophrenic. After all, when people âhear voicesâ today, they end up as mental health patients, … Continue reading |
|DO I MATTER AND AM I BEING MANIPULATED||HI I AM A PARANOID SCHIZOPHRENIC AND DESPERATELY NEED ADVICE. MY CARERS ARE MY PARTNER AND MOTHER. WHEN I START TO GET PARANOID I TRY TO TALK TO THEM BUT IN MOST CASES WHEN ASKING CERTAIN QUESTIONS ABOUT IF THEIR IS SOMETHING BEING HIDDEN FROM ME THEY REACT SO BADLY. THEY DO NEARLY EVERYTHING OPPOSITE OF WHAT SHOULD BE DONE TO HELP ME, SUCH AS NOT ANSWERING MY QUESTIONS AT ALL, SHOUTING AT ME FOR BEING SUSPICIOUS, ASKING ME QUESTIONS AND THEN...|
|Comment on The Descent by curiosity||Carl Jung was born in Kesswill Switzerland in 1875. From his childhood he was attracted in history, archaeology and philosophy. He learned medication at the University of Basel and exposed he had a passion for psychiatry. He became psychiatrist as it provide him the chance to examine together the spiritual and factual dimension of the world. He was an associate physician at a psychiatric hospital. He learned Schizophrenia broadly.|
|By: Joe||The history of Christian Europe should clear things up: in each country, the priests invoked holy war fighting another Christian nation. Unless God is seriously schizophrenic (and thus unlikely to be omnipotent), it's unlikely that they represented Him. However it's quite likely that they valued their own skins and were representing their own interests. By Ockham's razor...
And the same goes for "All of which suggests a possible absence of an omnipotent deity". Without evidence, the only rational probability to assign to each of the infinite number of possibilities is 1 divided by infinity, which is zero. Not possible absence, but highly unlikely presence.
There is however a valid basis for religion: the recognition that it is amazing and incredibly improbable that we live on a planet teaming with life... (so much so that we think nothing of destroying it). Although evolution is the most likely mechanism, it is still a wonder. I wish more fellow scientists would state this, but I suppose they fear to bolster creationists, even if only rhetorically not rationally.|
|Abc1: A new ABC transporter from the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe|| UNSPECIFIED. (1997) Abc1: A new ABC transporter from the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe. FEMS MICROBIOLOGY LETTERS, 147 (1). pp. 97-102. ISSN 0378-1097 |
|Characterisation of a phospholipase C delta from Schizosaccharomyces pombe|| UNSPECIFIED. (1997) Characterisation of a phospholipase C delta from Schizosaccharomyces pombe. BIOCHEMICAL SOCIETY TRANSACTIONS, 25 (2). S225-S225. ISSN 0300-5127 |
|Genes encoding farnesyl cysteine carboxyl methyltransferase in Schizosaccharomyces pombe and Xenopus laevis|| UNSPECIFIED. (1997) Genes encoding farnesyl cysteine carboxyl methyltransferase in Schizosaccharomyces pombe and Xenopus laevis. MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR BIOLOGY, 17 (3). pp. 1543-1551. ISSN 0270-7306 |
|Identification of a putative G protein-coupled receptor kinase in Schizosaccharomyces pombe|| UNSPECIFIED. (1997) Identification of a putative G protein-coupled receptor kinase in Schizosaccharomyces pombe. BIOCHEMICAL SOCIETY TRANSACTIONS, 25 (2). S226-S226. ISSN 0300-5127 |
|Efficacy of Task Centered Group Work Intervention in Schizophrenia Patients||Pankaj Kumar Verma and Suprakash Chaudhury|
|Loss of Prk1 leads to cell aggregation in the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe.|| UNSPECIFIED (1997) Loss of Prk1 leads to cell aggregation in the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe. In: 662nd Meeting of the Biochemical-Society, UNIV DUNDEE, DUNDEE, SCOTLAND, JUL 20-31, 1997. Published in: BIOCHEMICAL SOCIETY TRANSACTIONS, 25 (4). S601-S601. |
|The Schizosaccharomyces pombe mam1 gene encodes an ABC transporter mediating secretion of M-factor|| UNSPECIFIED. (1997) The Schizosaccharomyces pombe mam1 gene encodes an ABC transporter mediating secretion of M-factor. MOLECULAR & GENERAL GENETICS, 255 (2). pp. 226-236. ISSN 0026-8925 |
|The role of sxa1 in pheromone recovery in Schizosaccharomyces pombe|| UNSPECIFIED. (1997) The role of sxa1 in pheromone recovery in Schizosaccharomyces pombe. BIOCHEMICAL SOCIETY TRANSACTIONS, 25 (2). S229-S229. ISSN 0300-5127 |
|Anterior cingulate gyrus dysfunction and selective attention deficits in schizophrenia: [15O]H2O PET study during single-trial stroop task performance|| Carter, Cameron S., Mintun, Mark A., Nichols, Thomas E. and Cohen, Jonathan D.. (1997) Anterior cingulate gyrus dysfunction and selective attention deficits in schizophrenia: [15O]H2O PET study during single-trial stroop task performance. The American Journal of Psychiatry, Vol.154 . pp. 1670-1675. ISSN 1535-7228 |
|PET brain mapping study of auditory verbal supraspan memory versus visual fixation in schizophrenia|| Ganguli, Rohan, Carter, Cameron S., Mintun, Mark A., Brar, Jaspreet, Becker, James T., Sarma, Raj, Nichols, Thomas E. and Bennington, Elizabeth. (1997) PET brain mapping study of auditory verbal supraspan memory versus visual fixation in schizophrenia. Biological Psychiatry, Vol. 41 (No. 1). pp. 33-42. ISSN 00063223 |
|Comment on #GCS 17.5.17 Pt3 by I just cannot believe||You speak of genocide, but have no idea what it means. Go ask Nathan, he is a genocide denialist. He'll explain what it is and is not. To your other points. That "SHAMAN" he was defending, was another instant noodle shaman, who has lied about his training, claimed 20+ years experience in the field. When I know for a FACT, he is a con artist and a fraud. He has hurt substantially more people than Nathan, and is also shown to be put money before the safety of others. But they are one in the same. When they leave people broken, the excuses are the same. "I've never had anyone have issues before, it is all you" and shirks responsibility, because they have no idea what they are doing. The question the caller asked, was more to find out why he let her drink, if she was in such a bad way. I can't confirm, but have it on good authority that Nathan doesn't do in interviews of people's mental state, so it was possible, the Ayahuasca and his lack of training was a factor.
I'm taking it that you've never been to another practitioner and seen the difference. I know people that have experienced both sides, and been to one of his ceremonies. They won't go back. But the psychonauts, drug seekers, yes-men and weak love his woo woo new age drivel. I'm also willing to bet, you've never seen someone get infested with entities, or develop schizophrenia from taking Ayahuasca given by a hack like Nathan? I have, it isn't pretty. A trained shaman gets taught how to navigate these challenges, how to protect a space. And you lambasting Iggy for speaking out, well...If I was a server, and Nathan phoned me and asked me for the ingredients of the brew, and couldn't even name the plants that are in the brew. It kinda points to a drug dealer looking to score stash and not a healer passionate about his craft. I would also take exception to him.
What is astonishing, is the blind following he has. If he is so good and his work is so beyond reproach, no one would have a bad thing to say (never heard a bad thing about the shaman I work with) or if his work was so good, you yes-men wouldn't come here trying to defend the indefensible. You'd just ignore it and carry on. (Testing, cause last night this comment was "moderated" i.e. read, censored. Which begs the question, why censor free speech?|
|It's a journey--it's yours if you want it|
The Best Songs of 2010
I've compiled a list of my favorite "singles" of 2010. I use the word singles a little loosely here, since many of the bands and artists I like don't really release radio singles, but in most cases, the songs were either released with videos or released as "advance singles." Sometimes, however, I'm a little more loose with the definition. For example, "Sprawl II" by Arcade Fire has not really been a single (with video, etc.), but since the band played it on SNL, I'm going with it.
The reason I've decided to confine myself to "singles" is to narrow down the field. Instead of leaving every excellent song from every great album of the year open for the choosing, I've been a bit more selective. In some cases the best "single" from an album is not the best song from that album, but that's just how it goes.
Also, though several artists here had more than one great single this year, I've also limited my list to one song per album.
Now, a word about some of my selections. Most people who know me expect the list to be indie heavy, and it is. But I also liked a great many pop songs this year. So I guess some people might be surprised by one or two songs here.
Anyway, on with it, in alphabetical order.
So there you have it. Judge me if you want. But if you want to hear these songs, you can download a zip file of all of them! And then you can trash the songs you don't like! And it's all free! Click here!
|Comment on âReince is a fucking paranoid schizophrenicâ¦â says Scaramucci, but what is paranoid schizophrenia, anyways? by Michelle||Thank you very much for taking the time to post this article. When the news of this horrible accusation came on TV, my son and I were at a restaurant listening to the news. I felt sick hearing horribly insensitive comment. My son suffers from schizophrenia and has made great progress in accepting his diagnosis. I have worked as a Registered Nurse in Psychiatry for the past 34 years. Scaramucci should be fired for making such a horrible comparison. People like him fuel the attitude of stigma toward those recovering from a mental illness.|
|Si Les Porcs Avaient Des Ailes||(... on les appellerait des aÃ©roporcs ?)|
Porci Con Le Ali
Paolo Pietrangeli, Italie, 1977
Film vu complÃ¨tement au hasard Ã la CinÃ©mathÃ¨que, sur la seule foi de son pitch.
Nous sommes en Italie Ã la fin des annÃ©es 70 et nous suivons les tribulations d'un jeune couple d'Ã©tudiants, Antonia et Rocco. Ils s'aiment un peu, font l'amour, se disputent, se sÃ©parent, se parlent Ã nouveau - le tout dans un contexte universitaire associatif fortement politisÃ© (et trÃ¨s Ã gauche).
Comme toujours lorsque je ne suis pas emballÃ© par un film, je cherche d'autres Åuvres qui lui ressemblent. LÃ , j'ai donc trouvÃ© un mÃ©lange de La Maman et la Putain, pour le cÃ´tÃ© post-68 dÃ©senchantÃ©, et de Je Suis Curieuse (ce film suÃ©dois dont j'avais parlÃ© ici), pour sa description d'un couple rendu intenable en raison de l'utopisme de ses protagonistes. Tout comme Je Suis Curieuse, le film est assez explicite dans son traitement de la sexualitÃ© : les mots sont crus, les plans frontaux. Et assez rapidement, le propos politique s'efface devant le constat que les idÃ©aux sociÃ©tales et sexuels de "cette" jeunesse sont incompatibles avec une histoire d'amour exclusive et passionnÃ©e.
Antonia revendique une vraie dÃ©contraction dans l'approche de sexualitÃ© mais, assez vite, elle se plaindra de n'Ãªtre "qu'un trou, un orifice, un entonnoir" pour Rocco. Celui-ci vit par ailleurs une intÃ©ressante schizophrÃ©nie ; belle scÃ¨ne oÃ¹ il rÃ©pond Ã ses propres questions, via un magnÃ©tophone, seul sur son lit avec ce miroir entÃªtant et qui ne cesse de le regarder. On trouve d'ailleurs ici et lÃ de beaux moments de mise en scÃ¨ne : les filles discutant sur des fauteuils dans un camion, Rocco s'imaginant qu'Antonia le trompe avec son mentor devant toute une assemblÃ©e, Rocco et une fille marchant le long d'immenses baies vitrÃ©es dans un entrepÃ´t dÃ©saffectÃ©. L'atmosphÃ¨re ultra-urbaine du film est assez esthÃ©tique.
Mais au final, c'est un vrai dÃ©senchantement que nous montre ce film, pour lequel il est donc difficile de s'enthousiasmer. Paolo Pietrangeli semble nous dire : vous aurez beau rÃªver, vous resterez des porcs et de toutes faÃ§ons, Ã l'image du sexe de Rocco (que l'on voit beaucoup dans le film), la chair est triste et flasque.
Chocolate is a psychoactive food. It is made from the seeds of the tropical cacao tree. The cacao tree was named by the 17th century Swedish naturalist, Linnaeus. The Greek term theobroma means literally "food of the gods". Chocolate has also been called the food of the devil; but the theological basis of this claim is obscure.
Cacao beans were used by the Aztecs to prepare a hot, frothy beverage with stimulant and restorative properties. Chocolate itself was reserved for warriors, nobility and priests. The Aztecs esteemed its reputed ability to confer wisdom and vitality. Taken fermented as a drink, chocolate was also used in religious ceremonies. The sacred concoction was associated with Xochiquetzal, the goddess of fertility. Emperor Montezuma allegedly drank 50 goblets a day. Aztec taxation was levied in cacao beans. 100 cacao beans could buy a slave. 12 cacao beans bought the services of courtesan.
The celebrated Italian libertine Giacomo Casanova (1725-1798) took chocolate before bedding his conquests on account of chocolate's reputation as a subtle aphrodisiac. More recently, a study of 8000 male Harvard graduates showed that chocoholics lived longer than abstainers. Their longevity may be explained by the high polyphenol levels in chocolate. Polyphenols reduce the oxidation of low-density lipoproteins and thereby protect against heart disease. Such theories are still speculative.
Placebo-controlled trials suggest chocolate consumption may subtly enhance cognitive performance. As reported by Dr Bryan Raudenbush (2006), scores for verbal and visual memory are raised by eating chocolate. Impulse-control and reaction-time are also improved. This study needs replicating.
A symposium at the 2007 American Association for the Advancement of Science - hyped as a potentially "mind-altering experience" - presented evidence that chocolate consumption can be good for the brain. Experiments with chocolate-fed mice suggest that flavanol-rich cocoa stimulates neurovascular activity, enhancing memory and alertness. This research was partly funded by Mars, Inc.
Coincidentally or otherwise, many of the worlds oldest supercentenarians, e.g. Jeanne Calment (1875-1997) and Sarah Knauss (1880-1999), were passionately fond of chocolate. Jeanne Calment habitually ate two pounds of chocolate per week until her physician induced her to give up sweets at the age of 119 - three years before her death aged 122. Life-extensionists are best advised to eat dark chocolate rather than the kinds of calorie-rich confectionery popular in America.
In the UK, chocolate bars laced with cannabis are popular with many victims of multiple sclerosis. This brand of psychoactive confectionery remains unlicensed.
Chocolate as we know it today dates to the inspired addition of triglyceride cocoa butter by Swiss confectioner Rodolphe Lindt in 1879. The advantage of cocoa butter is that its addition to chocolate sets a bar so that it will readily snap and then melt on the tongue. Cocoa butter begins to soften at around 75 F; it melts at around 97 F.
Today, chocolates of every description are legal, unscheduled and readily available over the counter. Some 50% of women reportedly claim to prefer chocolate to sex, though this response may depend on the attributes of the interviewer.
In 2007, a UK study suggested that eating dark chocolate was more rewarding than passionate kissing. More research is needed to replicate this result.
More than 300 different constituent compounds in chocolate have been identified. Chocolate clearly delivers far more than a brief sugar high. Yet its cocktail of psychochemical effects in the central nervous system are poorly understood. So how does it work?
CHOCOLATE : the Psychoactive CocktailChocolate contains small quantities of anandamide, an endogenouscannabinoid found in the brain. Sceptics claim one would need to consume several pounds of chocolate to gain any very noticeable psychoactive effects; and eat a lot more to get fully stoned. Yet it's worth noting that N-oleolethanolamine and N-linoleoylethanolamine, two structural cousins of anandamide present in chocolate, both inhibit the metabolism of anandamide. It has been speculated that they promote and prolong the feeling of well-being induced by anandamide.
Chocolate contains caffeine. But the caffeine is present only in modest quantities. It is easily obtained from other sources. Indeed a whole ounce of milk chocolate contains no more caffeine than a typical cup of "decaffeinated" coffee.
Chocolate's theobromine content may contribute to - but seems unlikely to determine - its subtle but distinctive psychoactive profile. Surprisingly, perhaps, recent research suggests that pure theobromine may be superior to opiates as a cough medicine due to its action on the vagus nerve.
Chocolate also contains tryptophan. Tryptophan is an essential amino acid. It is the rate-limiting step in the production of the mood-modulating neurotransmitter serotonin. Enhanced serotonin function typically diminishes anxiety. Yet tryptophan can normally be obtained from other sources as well; and only an unusually low-protein, high-carbohydrate meal will significantly increase its rate of intake into the brain.
Like other palatable sweet foods, consumption of chocolate triggers the release of endorphins, the body's endogenous opiates. Enhanced endorphin-release reduces the chocolate-eater's sensitivity to pain. Endorphins probably contribute to the warm inner glow induced in susceptible chocoholics. This sensation explains why chocolate gifts are a great way to bring joy to a loved one.
Acute monthly cravings for chocolate amongst pre-menstrual women may be partly explained by its rich magnesium content. Magnesium deficiency exacerbates PMT. Before menstruation, too, levels of the hormone progesterone are high. Progesterone promotes fat storage, preventing its use as fuel; elevated pre-menstrual levels of progesterone may cause a periodic craving for fatty foods. One study reported that 91% of chocolate-cravings associated with the menstrual cycle occurred between ovulation and the start of menstruation. Chocolate cravings are admitted by 15% of men and around 40% of women. Cravings are usually most intense in the late afternoon and early evening.
Cacao and chocolate bars contain a group of neuroactive alkaloids known astetrahydro-beta-carbolines. Tetrahydro-beta-carbolines are also found in beer, wine and liquor; they have been linked to alcoholism. But the possible role of these chemicals in chocolate addiction remains unclear.
One UK study of the human electroencephalographic (EEG) response to chocolate suggests that the odour of chocolate significantly reduces theta activityin the brain. Reduced theta activity is associated with enhanced relaxation. This study needs replication.
Perhaps chocolate's key ingredient is its phenylethylamine (PEA) "love-chemical". Yet the role of the "chocolate amphetamine" is disputed. Most if not all chocolate-derived phenylethylamine is metabolised before it reaches the CNS. Some people may be sensitive to its effects in very small quantities.
Phenylethylamine is itself a naturally occurring trace amine in the brain. Phenylethylamine releases dopamine in the mesolimbic pleasure-centres; it peaks during orgasm. Taken in unnaturally high doses, phenylethylamine can produce stereotyped behaviour more prominently even than amphetamine. Phenylethylamine has distinct binding sites but no specific neurons. It helps mediate feelings of attraction, excitement, giddiness, apprehension and euphoria; but confusingly, phenylethylamine has also been described as an endogenous anxiogen. One of its metabolites is unusually high in subjects with paranoid schizophrenia.
There is even a phenylethylamine theory of depression. Monoamine oxidase type-b has been described as phenylethylaminase; and taking a selective MAO-b inhibitor, such as selegiline (l-deprenyl, Eldepryl) or rasagiline (Azilect) can accentuate chocolate's effects. Some subjects report that bupropion (Wellbutrin, Zyban) reduces their chocolate-cravings; but other chocoholics dispute this.
|Il profumo della signora in nero||The Perfume of the Lady in Black|
Francesco Barilli, 1974
(film pas sorti en France en salles ou en DVD, mais j'imagine qu'on peut traduire ce titre par Le parfum de la dame en noir)
Pitch : Le jeune et belle Silvia (Mimsy Farmer) mÃ¨ne une existence bien remplie et apparemment bien rÃ©glÃ©e. Son travail de chercheuse en laboratoire ne lui laisse que peu de temps pour voir Roberto, son fringant petit ami. Lors d'un banal dÃ®ner, un mystÃ©rieux invitÃ© Ã©voque des rites occultes de magie noire et sÃ¨me le trouble chez notre hÃ©roÃ¯ne. Et petit Ã petit, son existence va se dÃ©rÃ©gler. De pÃ©nibles souvenirs d'enfance remontent Ã la surface : la villa abandonnÃ©e et pleine de secrets, la vision de son beau-pÃ¨re faisant brutalement l'amour avec sa mÃ¨re, la mort (accidentelle ?) de celle-ci. Pour la pauvre Silvia, ces souvenirs envahissent tellement son esprit qu'elle ne sait (pas plus que le spectateur) si ces Ã©vÃ¨nements qu'elle revit sont rÃ©els ou non. A grands coups de hachoir, tout cela va trÃ¨s mal se finir, jusqu'Ã une Ã©pouvantable scÃ¨ne de cannibalisme Ã vous glacer le sang.
Je ne suis d'habitude pas trÃ¨s friand des films qui louvoient en permanence aux frontiÃ¨res de l'onirisme. Je prÃ©fÃ¨re toujours savoir si ce que je vois Ã l'Ã©cran est dans le domaine du rÃªve ou du rÃ©el (enfin rÃ©el je m'entends, je sais bien que tout cela est pour de faux mais j'essaie de l'oublier au maximum). Je n'aime pas tellement ces scÃ¨nes oÃ¹ l'on voit un personnage, qui aprÃ¨s avoir subi mille tourments, se rÃ©veille subitement en disant "Ah mon Dieu, heureusement tout cela (i.e. la derniÃ¨re demi-heure de film) n'Ã©tait qu'un rÃªve !". J'ai alors l'impression d'avoir Ã©tÃ© trompÃ© et qu'on m'a volÃ© cette demi-heure justement. Souvent, aprÃ¨s avoir Ã©tÃ© dupÃ© de la sorte, je ne crois plus Ã rien de ce que je vois Ã l'Ã©cran, j'ai trop conscience que tout ceci n'est que du cinÃ©ma et arrive alors la pire chose qui puisse se produire entre un spectateur et le film : la rupture du contrat narratif, l'adieu Ã la magie du cinÃ©ma.
Shining et surtout - avant tout - Mulholland Drive, sont d'excellents contre-exemples Ã cet Ã©cueil et sont deux preuves Ã©clatantes qu'on peut manipuler le spectateur sur la notion de rÃ©el vs imaginaire sans l'exclure du film qui est montrÃ©. Il profumo della signora in nero en est une autre, bien qu'un cran en dessous de ces chefs-d'oeuvre.
De prime abord, on constate que Il profumo della signora in nero utilise les codes formels et un certain nombre de ressorts dramaturgiques propres au giallo : jeune fille seule, perdue et menacÃ©e, meurtres montrÃ©s comme des mises Ã mort, utilisation exclusive d'armes blanches, effusions d'hÃ©moglobine, figures rÃ©currentes et flippantes d'enfants etc, (j'ai du voir une quinzaine de gialli depuis un mois et j'essaierai d'en faire prochainement une espÃ¨ce de synthÃ¨se). Francesco Barilli s''affranchit toutefois assez vite des limites du giallo, introduisant, Ã l'instar de Dario Argento dans Suspiria, des Ã©lÃ©ments fantastiques, ou en tous cas psychanalytiques et schizophrÃ©niques.
Dans Il profumo della signora in nero, Barilli rÃ©ussit fort bien, et de maniÃ¨re trÃ¨s progressive, sans hiatus brutal ou coup de thÃ©Ã¢tre, Ã nous faire rentrer dans la tÃªte malade de Silvia. La symbolique et le propos sont certes assez lourds (refus de l'Ã¢ge adulte, Oedipe refoulÃ©, sexualitÃ© torturÃ©e) mais, d'une part, tout cela est illustrÃ© par de superbes images qui sont de plus en plus cauchemardesques au fur et Ã mesure que le film avance, et d'autre part, ces artifices de forme parviennent Ã insuffler une atmosphÃ¨re franchement angoissante : on retrouve cette idÃ©e trÃ¨s lynchienne que derriÃ¨re une apparente banalitÃ© de la vie quotidienne, se cache au fond de nous d'indicibles horreurs. Par bien des aspects (cadre restreint Ã un appartement, focalisation sur une femme en plein perdition psychologique) ce film m'a Ã©galement fait fortement penser Ã Rosemary's Baby de Roman Polanski (en mieux ! j'avoue m'Ãªtre un peu ennuyÃ© devant ce dernier et n'avoir pas tellement "marchÃ©", malgrÃ© toute la beautÃ© de ce film).
Enfin, il faut souligner l'impressionnante performance de Mimsy Farmer, qui est de tous les plans, et qui, bien que cette expression soit un peu galvaudÃ©e, porte le film sur ses Ã©paules. Elle m'avait sÃ©duit dans Quatre mouches de velours gris du maestro Dario Argento ; elle m'a subjuguÃ© dans Il profumo della signora in nero.
Elle est blonde, elle est belle et elle est incroyablement expressive sans jamais en rajouter : d'un pincement de lÃ¨vres ou d'un regard oblique, elle arrive Ã nous communiquer son angoisse, sa folie et, pour finir, sa dÃ©mence.
Silvia confrontÃ©e Ã ses trauma d'enfance
Motif rÃ©current de la petite-fille-flippante-en-robe-blanche
Ca devient de plus en plus sanglant
Et cette scÃ¨ne me fait bigrement penser Ã Shining
Le cauchemar de Silvia se termine par une incroyable (et insoutenable) scÃ¨ne d'anthropophagie
|Peace Revolution episode 006: The Intellectual Elite vs. You / The Resurrection of Critical Thinking|
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104 Statements which reveal the New World Order:
The Intellectual Elite vs. You / The Resurrection of Critical Thinking
Raw Footage audio / Interview Clips from the film Believers Beware: Contrary Conditioning by Paul Verge
Richard Grove, filmed 12.10.2009
1) The idea of a NEW WORLD ORDER. Plato's Republic. The suppression of consciousness. A comprehensive endeavor. Seeking to subjugate the masses thru a watered down education. HG Wells, "NWO", subliminals
2) Agatha Christie's novel/movie "Murder on the Orient Express" too much evidence. cant be just one culprit. creating plausible deniability. each party plays 2 parts. an actual part, and the plausible denial. Interchangeable parts.
3) Ego worshippers, using the hidden knowledge to help perpetuate this "new world order". Intellectual elite dumbing down the masses. More on Plato's Republic.
4) Plato's allegory of the cave. Good description. How the illusion works. Same as now as it was 2500 years ago. Pullout of Afghanistan by sending in more people. Doublethink and Schizophrenia.
5) Reading books vs. internet only research Eustace Mullins - "Secrets of the Federal Reserve." His other book "The World Order"
6) "Superclass" using Rhetoric, Fallacy arguments, and dumbing us down.
7) News agencies lying to help protect their advertisers. How the NWO is fed by that relationship.
8) "With No Apologies" by Senator Barry M. Goldwater Chapter 33 - The Non Elected
Rulers, Col. Edward Mandell House CFR, House, JP Morgan. Trilateral Commission.
Council on Foreign Relations. Surrendering Sovereignty, Merger and Consolidation.
9) More from "With No Apologies" from Barry M. Goldwater
10) Right Leg and Left Leg stepping towards goal. Part of same torso (CFR, TC, Bilderberg.) More on Trilaterals Subverted groups, Zbigniew Brzezinski. Controlling groups invisibly thru Bait & Switch. Goldwater on the Trilateral Commission. Global Warming, etc.
11) "Superclass", David Rothkopf CFR Member - Cover says, We've got the world on our
key chain, ready to take it for a ride. - Fareed Zacharia, CFR "The Post-American World"
12) The Last Will and Testament of Cecil John Rhodes. forming Working Groups from his fortune left behind to those who undermine state sovereignty. Plan laid out. Why are we not taught this in schools?
13) Lewis Lapham's film, "The American Ruling Class" CFR members, all sorts of people exposed in the film. Read books, learn things, they rule because we are willfully ignorant. "The American Public just doesn't read." (Allen Dulles) Buy old good books instead of self help mumbo jumbo & LEARN.
14) Lisa on Albert Einstein Learning our way out of the insanity by evolving our consciousness.
15) Lisa on John Taylor Gatto, and "Dumbing Us Down" ie: ridding us of effective Critical Thinking skills.
16) John Taylor Gatto's 7 things he really Teaches
2) CLASS POSITION
4) EMOTIONAL DEPENDANCY
5) INTELLECTUAL DEPENDANCY
6) PROVISIONAL (OR CONDITIONAL) SELF ESTEEM
7) ONE CANNOT HIDE (SURVEILLANCE)
17) Other selected passages from "Dumbing Us Down"
18) John Taylor Gatto's 7 things he really Teaches (RE-CAP)
19) Gene Odening's concern. The harm being brought to the current generation of students.
20) Gene Odening on the Trivium
21) Dan Brown's Lost Symbol
22) Cecil John Rhodes
23) William T. Stead, The Interview, Titanic, Last Will and Testament of Cecil John Rhodes.
24) ALTERNATE ON William T. Stead, The Interview, Titanic, Last Will and Testament of Cecil John Rhodes.
25) Last Will and Testament of Cecil John Rhodes. How to find books... "The Review of Reviews"
26) William T. Stead, Last Will and Testament of Cecil John Rhodes. ACTUAL BOOK UNVEILING
27) Last Will and Testament of Cecil John Rhodes. Quotes from the Book. plus Rich's elucidations
28) Last Will and Testament of Cecil John Rhodes. Quotes from p. 73 of book plus Rich's elucidations
29) Removing doubts that the NWO exists.. About Carroll Quigley
30) Quote from Quigley
31) Quote from Quigley on Internalization of Controls
32) Hemp, Oil, Carbon emissions 500 largest ships put out more crap than all vehicles' Global warming Realities. Pollution done by corporations, not the people. not by accident
33) Quote from Quigley's Evolution of Civilizations Old way of war, vs. New form of war - subversion thru commerce.
34) Good analogy of the monetary system as an invisible control system you can't see until you are out of it.
35) On Quigley's "The Anglo- American Establishment", and "Tragedy and Hope", and Quigley's credibility.
36) On John Taylor Gatto's book Dumbing Us Down, real society vs. what we are taught.
Suppression of education. Tax-Exempt Foundations, Norman Dodd, Reece Committee, Rick Malchow & Mrs. Tichy
37) Norman Dodd, Reece Committee, Robert Hutchens, Rene Wormser, Assembling evidence that the Foundations were up to no good. Kathryn Casey reads the Carnegie Endowment which are shocking.. Who to bring the US into war.
38) Tax Exempt Foundation book The point - Dumbing Us Down so that we perpetuate a loss of critical thinking and become non-thinking followers. Frank Kapra's WHY WE FIGHT
39) Why War is waged, and how to continue the consume- produce cycle by removing critical thinking to make the propaganda more effective. Why loss of critical thinking is a bad thing. Easily groomed to be servants. Empty minded consumers who take instructions without question.
40) The Great Conversation - Robert Maynard Hutchins - The 500 families who own the copies of these books.
41) The importance of these books and the Liberal Education.. In 1952 Hutchins was saying
42) Liberal Education had been gone for 90 years!
43) What would America look like after 150 years of watered down critical thinking ability? Anything like today? Understanding the NWO education.
44) What exactly is the Liberal Education? The Great Conversation? Plato's Allegory of the Cave
45) Homer, Plato, Aristotle, Sophicles, Plutarch, Dark Ages, Middle Ages, Renaissance. History Repeating itself.. Recognize patterns, and change it up! Breaking the Status Quo/Honoring Tradition
46) Civic Responsibility to Learn and understand things. Consent, Government, Deception
Rights, Privileges, Responsibility
47) NWO Ideology Political -Fabian Socialism, getting paid to argue persuasively. Religious -Theosophy William T. Stead, HG Wells, Cecil Rhodes, Rudyard Kipling, Mason, Swastika, Round Table Workgroups RIIA, CFR, Tavistock, Versailles Treaty
48) Fabian Socialists, Fabius the Roman Dictator, Wolf in Sheep’s clothing, Hammering the World into their image.
49) Propaganda, Propagating ideas. Media is Propaganda. Is it helping to expand or suppress your consciousness.
50) Trivium and Quadrivium Thinking Critically and Creatively, Dorothy Sayers, Lost Tools of Learning, Autodidactic Learning
51) Quote from Dorothy Sayers, "The Lost Tools of Learning"
52) Trivium and the 3,4,5 Triangle. 3 Trivium 4 Quadrivium 5 Senses
53) Trivium - Grammar, Logic, Rhetoric.. How and Why the Trivium works.. The effect of taking them out.
54) Why learn the Trivium- Seeing thru the fallacies, figuring out hard facts, and transferring that understanding. Having a Virus Scanner for your mind. Follow money exposing the Fallacy Rhetoric 1886 - Supreme Court Justice Morrison R. Waite Gives CORPORATIONS the rights of Humans. Socio-Psychopath Corporations Charters, Profit Monsters
55) Externalization of Costs, Why things aren't as cheap as you think. Passing the cost on to other poor folk. Connecting Emotions to Advertising. Taking News & Ads as truth. Mass Media Public Relations (pre TV)
56) War is a Racket, Smedley Butler , the 1934-1935 Business Plot - Gerald MacGuire
57) Quotes from War is a Racket, Smedley Butler ,
58) Who was Smedley Butler?
59) Propaganda, 1928 Edward Bernays, (Sigmund Freud's nephew). Chapter 1 - Organizing Chaos (quote from HH)
60) More quote from Propaganda by Edward Bernays
61) The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations. Bringing America into war against Germany by using Propaganda and Demonization
62) After Treaty of Versailles 1919 Invention fo Credit leads to the Roaring 20's. Bernays & Lippmann start sexing up ads. Public Opinion - Walter Lippmann, Plato's Allegory of the Cave
63) Bernays’ 1928 Propaganda, builds on Lippmann's P.O., Tavistock, using mass media to fool the public en masse. Tying it all together... Bankers funding these Ideologies as a Hegelian Dialectic.
64) The END result? The Planned Obsolescence of America
65) Lawyer from Skadden Arps, adding 26 words to Corporations Act
66) Earning profit responsibly, Cartel Capitalism VS. Compassionate Capitalism, Pollution, Corps Externalizing Costs
67) Using the Hegelian Dialectic to fool us into fixing their dirty work. Where the hole in the system is. Environmentalism Agenda 21 and Depopulation Coralling us into a False dilemma
68) The Club of Rome, "The First Global Revolution" how to make Humanity the enemy of Humanity by Blaming us for pollution, global warming, and over popluation. Planned Obsolesence
69) When the working groups and think tanks and societies all got together to make US pay for their crap, and to control us. The Carbon Tax Scam Blood and Gore Trading Firm Taxing the Problem instead of Solving. Avoiding REAL solutions like Hemp.
70) Similar scam to US economy. Robert Rubin removing Glass/Steagall laws of regulation. Tyco, Enron, Worldcom result. Sarbanes-Oxley supposed to tighten it up, but doesn't really. SEC bad, ref. 20-20 Hindsight. Goldman Sachs COO 29 year old
71) Whistleblowing, and Rich's experiences. If the public knew what Rich knew, all these
financial scams could have been avoided. The irony of paying institutions and magazines
to lie to you. Conceal and Reveal
72) Education and Religion do 2 things with information- They provide it and conceal it.
Which information is more valuable?
73) Prisoner VS Slave mentality - Hoping for a better master, a better system of obeying.
Prisoners want to break out and think for themselves. Offering info to the slaves can upset them into trying to stop the prisoners from leaving
74) The Root of the Problem. The Suppression of Consciousness. Artificial boundaries.
Einstein - You cant solve a problem from the same mindset that created it. Question everything.
75) Freedom, Being a Slave vs. Prisoner
76) Explaining the Game to children and empowering them.
77) The Reality of the True Problem. Rejecting the Status Quo
78) What corporations want you to do VS what you should be doing.. How they profit from our ignorance. Reading VS Violence
79) Learning our way out of the Problem. Sharing the wisdom. Popping the illusion bubble.
80) Treating Root causes instead of Symptoms in society, our lives, and our health. Avoiding the cycle.
81) Actually listening and realizing REAL solutions vs. looking to Corporate Authorities for solutions (they can't profit from)
82) Learning, Understanding, disarming the fear with Knowledge. Not showing you what to think, but teaching you How to think.
83) All the little chains attached to us to prevent our full self-expression. Disinfo agents drawing peoples energy and attention.
84) Purposeful complication
85) Words, Propaganda, making choices to react Emotionally instead of Critically.
86) High Vs. Low Vibrations, Tone, From SD to HD
87) Synchronicity, Carl Jung, Legitimate Suffering,
88) Fear, Manifestation, Religion, the Middle man, Suppressing Consciousness and Hell
89) Believing VS. Really Knowing. Some GREAT easy solutions.
90) Running it Their Way: Corporate Pollution and externalizing Blame with their Scams (Global Warming, War on Terror)
91) Not knowing Frees you to actually Learn, Fear Free, when you let go of the pre-conditioning. Why churches hide things occultism (hidden). Vaccination of Info
92) The common Realization - Finding Solutions through changing our habits first. then collaborating resisting advertising taking back our time
93) Solving Problems with Words and Understanding and Cooperation. Logic and Reason
94) Spending our time like we spend our money. Get to know your REAL self. Noticing the Corporate Conditioning, and being constructive against it. Taking Steps to Action.
95) Acting Vs. Reacting and Asking the Right Questions about our habits
96) Who are you? What is important? Do you like what your doing? What are you doing to change it?
97) The multi-pronged onslaught against us. Connecting the dots and bringing things back to something good. Corporate Media Bad.
98) Neil Postman "Amusing our Selves to Death" Suppression of Consciousness. Learning our way out of the game with good decisions.
99) Consumerism/Slavery, Understanding motives and intentions. Threat and Fear Culture. Love. The Frequency opposed to Fear.
100) Our adversaries are our greatest teachers.
101) Learn the lessons! They fear the awakening
102) Selective Genocide, Homosexuality as a control mechanism. Setting the boundaries.
103) Overcome Fear, Learn our way Free, Achieve Happiness, don't avoid fear and pain. Confront and defeat it! Take your Life Back!
104) Rich's final message. Does our Propaganda help or suppress your consciousness?
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author: Yasunari Kawabata
average rating: 3.75
book published: 1937
read at: 2009/11/01
date added: 2013/10/22
shelves: nobel-prize-laureates, 2009
Most of this book is a close character study of two people. An older, idle gentleman of wealth falls for a young geisha in a mountain village. There interactions are both subtle and schizophrenic, and I was often catching up to the characters' thoughts. Their interactions read more like the screenplay - one with many full silences - than a novel.
For the last 20 pages, we're torn out of the fragmented dialogue and shown a huge, flowing metaphor. The novel's final action suddenly shows the entire picture we've been missing, and the effect is one of looking for the first time at the village you've lived in your entire life from the air.
I gave this book four stars because the translation seems clunky at many points. There are just too many awkward clauses. It's obvious that they could not handle both the sparsity of Kawabata's writing and the expansive vista of his thought at the same time. Add this to many cultural misalignments (you need to know all about Geishas and Japanese mountain life), I was left wondering what I was missing.
|Hugo & Rose||
author: Bridget Foley
average rating: 3.07
book published: 2015
read at: 2016/06/02
date added: 2016/06/02
shelves: favorites, read-in-2016
When Rose was a little girl, a tragic biking accident left her in a coma, fighting for her life -- but this was the event that truly changed her life forever... or at least the parts that happened while she was asleep...
She remembers the dream vividly; not only because it was spectacular, but because it would be the same dream that she would revisit every single night, even throughout her adult life. It was just Rose and Hugo, the cute, sweet little boy who would be her guide every night on a magical island in which the duo had one goal -- to reach the mystical castle at the end of an eternally long path in order to free the victims who were awaiting their help.
Every single night, Rose and Hugo fought monsters, overcame obstacles, reconciled young emotions, and reached a tiny step further towards their ultimate goal. Hugo remained Rose's hero -- and the man of her dreams -- from childhood, throughout her perilous teenage years, and into her life as a wife and mother of two young boys.
And although Rose has told her husband and her children about Hugo... in enough detail that her children recreate the world from her dreams in order to play Hugo and Rose through their crayons and Lego maps, there is something that is intensely personal about Hugo that causes Rose to withdraw from her real life a little more each day. But, of course, Rose can maintain a working divide between her dreams and her reality, because (after all) nothing about Hugo or her feelings for him can ever be as real as the relationship that she has with her real life husband or her children....
....except, that is, for that one hectic day when Rose came face-to-face with Hugo, alive in the flesh, working the drive-thru at a small town restaurant where her kids have demanded to stop for kids' meals. He's older and balder and rounder than the Hugo in her dreams, but Rose is more positive than anything she's known in her life so far that this is truly her childhood hero, free from her dream world, living and breathing in a place that Rose would never expect.
But, that was just a dream, and there's no way that any of these fantasies could really become reality... right?
Soon Rose's life... her family ... her identity... and her sanity are all brought into question by a chance encounter with a man that she should have never had the chance to meet.
And suddenly, the lines between reality and fantasy become so blurred, stretched, and confused that Rose finds herself unable to find her place in a world that contains her husband, her children.... and.... her Hugo....
I had so much fun with Hugo and Rose, not only because the plot was so engaging and interesting, but also because the whole premise of dreams seeping into a reality left me curious about the direction the story could ultimately take as either an alluring fantasy story or a perplexing psychological drama. Is Rose having an identity crisis or a schizophrenic break? There were just so many possibilities that kept me wrapped up in the characters and their struggles, right up to the very last page.
And yes, there were times that the character of Rose was frustratingly selfish, unrelateable, and obnoxious... and it's undeniable that the character of Hugo tended to be ridiculously useless... and terrible... but, at least for me, the flaws of the characters worked to make their overlying struggles seem a little more relateable and realistic overall. And then the conclusion --which I definitely won't spoil -- felt a little silly to me at first, I could still appreciate the way that everything tied together and rounded out the story without really sacrificing my entertainment from start to finish.
While no story can be perfect, I really and truly did love reading Hugo & Rose and I recommend it to anyone who appreciates a story of domestic self-discovery with a bit of a backdrop of magical imagination.
|Comment on Open Dialogue by Satu Beverley||Hi Daniel, I have watched your video several times and also shown it to others or told others to get a copy since 2011 when I visited Jaakko Seikkula at Jyvskyla University and spent four days at Keroputaa Hospital in Tornio, Finland as a visiting psychologist from Australia. That's when I first saw your video which catches Open Dialogue very well . It gives hope to people who are either struggling with mental illness or are their carers and friends. It is also an eye opener to clinicians. I have been advocating for Open Dialogue since my visit to Finland when I became 100 % convinced that this is how people with mental illness should be treated.
Lumi Winterson wrote a book " The Girl in the Mirror" about her life with schizophrenia, self harming and suicide attempts, biomedical model of treatment and diagnosis changing from one psychiatrist to another pushing her down the gurgle to hell for years and years. Now two decades later she has finally stepped on the road leading towards.recovery. It required a move from public to private mental health services and eventually adaptation of key Open Dialogue principles to her treatment. Over the last few years she has managed to develop a trusting relationship with her treatment team, continuity of clinical personnel, mother, long- distance relatives and a circle of friends as her social supportnetwork and treatment team. Last year she was well enough to write her story and had it self published by Xlibris Publishing Company. It is available from Online bookshops including Xlibris in soft and hard cover as well as an e-book.
Fiona Orr of University of Technology Sydney "The Girl in the Mirror" to be "very honest, poignant and hope inspiring account of the authorâs experiences of living with schizophrenia and its effects, including the use of health services and stigma by others". She considered the book to be an important contribution to the understanding of schizophrenia from an expert by experience. She had books ordered for the university library and listed it as a reference book for two third year mental health subjects due to "the insights this book provides of living with schizophrenia". The book has received excellent recommendations and reviews from professionals such as professor Niels Boos who is conducting research to Open Dialogue here in Australia, psychiatrists, GPs, psychologist, nurses, teachers, occupational therapists, social workers as well as people living with mental illness and their carers.
I recommend the book for anybody who wants to learn more about mental illness and its treatment. I hope like Lumi that people have an opportunity to learn from her extensive experience and inside knowledge so they may not need to walk the same journey as Lumi did. It would be great to get it placed as recommended reading on reference lists for appropriate university courses to give a human face to the theories.
I am a carer, retired psychologist and strong advocate for Open Dialogue.|
|S.C. Supreme Court issues opinion of duty of counsel to present mitigation evidence||In Council v. State, the South Carolina Supreme Court affirmed relief in a death penalty PCR case. Council was convicted of sexually assaulting a woman and forcing her to ingest cleaning fluids. At trial, Councilâs lawyer argued that he was not the murderer, but rather an accomplice at the scene actually did the killing. In the penalty phase, trial counsel only called the defendantâs mother as a mitigation witness. She testified about Council's mental health between the ages of 7 and 14 and that he had been teased while a child at school. Not surprisingly, a jury returned a verdict of guilt and recommended a sentence of death.|
The death sentence was overturned because trial counsel fails to present voluminous mitigation evidence. For example, no social history was compiled. Had a social history been compiled evidence could have been presented to the jury that several of Councilâs family members suffered from mental illness, that his father was an alcoholic and extremely violate, that Council lived in several homes which did not have running water and indoor plumbing, that he did very poorly in school, and that he had attempted suicide at a young age. Had trial counsel obtained a forensic psychiatrist, testimony could have been presented that respondent was an undifferentiated schizophrenic, which began in early adolescents for childhood.
In summary, the Supreme Court agreed with the PCR court that the mitigation evidence would have been powerful and that that trial counsel was ineffective for failing to present such evidence. Accordingly, the sentence of death was reversed.
|The Truth About Pre-Existing Conditions Under the GOP Bill|
Coming to a Unicef collection box near you, the fly dotted faces of the uninsured and the sad, vacant stares of those with pre-existing conditions who are going to be cornholed by the GOP healthcare plan. If you were to have read or watched any news on Thursday, or even worse, read Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown's Twatter page, you'd believe that people with heartburn, acne and gout are going to be left to perish on the doorsteps of doctors' offices around the country. Democrats call the proposed healthcare bill (THAT HAS NOT YET PASSED THE SENATE, BTW) a death warrant for sick women and children. I guess sick men are all set. They showed their true colors after the House vote was final when they sang and waved, "Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey hey, goodbye." to the other side of the aisle. Seriously... are these the leaders of our country or the student section at a fukin' high school basketball game?
The top alarmist of them all, Senator Brown, took to Twitter hours after the House vote and gave us his alphabetical list of "pre-existing conditions" that would cause people to pay more money under the new plan. The list was exhaustive and I seriously doubt Brown even has basic knowledge about half of these conditions.
Example: Brown put autism on his list. I would love someone to challenge this dumbass and ask him how exactly is autism treated medically. In the interest of making the list extra long, he also repeats conditions with different names - i.e. epilepsy and seizures, heartburn and acid reflux. And what the fuk does he mean by "disabilities?"
Here is his list; the list that the Left is clinging to so as to raise panic in the streets over the new bill. My snide commentary in red!
AIDS/HIV, acid reflux, acne, ADD, addiction, Alzheimer's/dementia, anemia, aneurysm, angioplasty, anorexia, anxiety, arrhythmia, arthritis, asthma, atrial fibrillation, autism (is not a medical condition, you moron!), bariatric surgery, basal cell carcinoma, bipolar disorder, blood clot, breast cancer, bulimia, bypass surgery, celiac disease, cerebral aneurysm, cerebral embolism (how is the sudden blockage of an artery a pre-existing condition?), cerebral palsy, cerebral thrombosis, cervical cancer, colon cancer, colon polyps, congestive heart failure, COPD, Crohn's disease, cystic fibrosis, DMD, depression, diabetes, disabilities (what the fuk is this???), Down syndrome (again, not a medical diagnosis), eating disorder (bulimia, anorexia? didn't he already list them), enlarged prostate, epilepsy (see "seizures" later), glaucoma, gout, heart disease, heart murmur, heartburn (ain't covered now, asshole - buy some Tums), hemophilia, hepatitis C, herpes, high cholesterol, hypertension, hysterectomy, kidney disease, kidney stones, kidney transplant (is this different than "organ transplant" - see below), leukemia, lung cancer, lupus, lymphoma, mental health issues (you mean like bipolar, anxiety, depression, OCD, panic disorder, schizophrenia, seasonal affecitve, all of which you already listed?), migraines, MS, muscular dystrophy, narcolepsy, nasal polyps, obesity (???), OCD, organ transplant, osteoporosis, pacemaker, panic disorder, paralysis, paraplegia, Parkinson's disease, pregnancy, restless leg syndrome, schizophrenia, seasonal affective disorder, seizures, sickle cell disease, skin cancer, sleep apnea, sleep disorders, stent, stroke, thyroid issues, tooth disease, tuberculosis, ulcers.
So do you want to know what's REALLY in the bill regarding pre-existing conditions? Are you interested at all in the layers of protection for people with pre-existing conditions? Or would you rather just watch Saturday Night Live and listen to Nancy "We Have To Pass It Before We Read It" Pelosi?
1) The first layer of protection is the Guaranteed Issue - insurers are REQUIRED to sell plans to all eligible applicants, regardless of pre-existing condition. The 1996 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act addresses that in its creditable coverage section. So, NO, the new law will not allow people to be denied coverage, regardless of health status.
2) Yes, the new bill would allow insurers to charge higher premiums for people with pre-existing conditions, something that was prohibited through Obamacare. But states will have to seek an optional "community rating" waiver of that AHCA regulation in order for insurers in that state to charge higher premiums. Those states would need to satisfy certain criteria, including development of a reinsurance program and explain how the waiver would improve that state's health insurance market. So, if you have a pre-existing condition and live in a state that has not obtained the waiver, you CANNOT be charged more than other people for a new plan when you seek to purchase one. So take it up with your state, if need be.
3) Also, if you are insured now and remain continuously insured, you CANNOT be dropped from your plan due to a pre-existing condition. AND you CANNOT be charged more after developing one. If you have been covered and want to switch plans, either with a new job or annual enrollment, carriers MUST sell you the plan of your choice at the same price as everyone else, REGARDLESS of your health status. By the way, this does not matter if you live in a waiver or non-waiver state.
4) The final layer of protection is for those who are uninsured now AND have a pre-existing condition AND live in a waiver state. Yep, you can be charged more for your coverage in this instance ONLY. BUT, the state is required to give you access to their "high risk pool" fund to help you pay for your higher premiums. At this point, there is $130 billion dollars earmarked for high risk pool funds.
The number of people who fall into this final category of high risk pool protection represents a sliver of the overall population. When Obamacare was implemented in 2010, it included a 3 year bridge plan that allowed the previously un-insurable with pre-existing conditions to get coverage. At it's peak, 115,000 people were able to get coverage who previously could not. Those people needed the help and they got the help. I am not denying that. But... given those statistics, it highlights the small percentage of our population. AND as long as those 115,000 continued with their coverage, they will not be affected by the new bill.
I'm sure this law is not perfect and needs some tweaking. Afterall, it was written by a bunch of lifer hacks who don't know their ass from their elbow. BUT.... you should at least know ALL of the facts before you start a GoFundMe page for your acne medication.
|KrakÃ³w: naukowcy z politechniki pracujÄ nad nowymi lekami na depresjÄ||Naukowcy z Politechniki Krakowskiej pracujÄ
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Dominant Language Features:
1. Using modals
2. Using action verbs
3. Using thinking verbs
4. Using adverbs
5. Using adjective
6. Using technical terms
7. Using general and abstract noun
8. Using connectives/transition
Tujuan: Untuk mengungkap pembaca bahwa sesuatu adalah hal yang sangat penting
3. Pengulangan / Kesimpulan
Bahasa dominan Fitur:
1. Menggunakan kata modal
2. Menggunakan kata kerja
3. Menggunakan kata kerja berpikir
4. Menggunakan kata keterangan
5. Menggunakan kata sifat
6. Menggunakan istilah-istilah teknis
7. Menggunakan kata benda umum dan abstrak
8. Menggunakan connectives / transisi
The Dangerous of Using Drugs
Everybody must pay attention of drugs. Drugs are very dangerous for us. Why it is very dangerous for us? Because its can caused harm to our body.
In terms of health, many organs in our body can be harm because using drug. In general, the impact of using drug are can unconscious, make us hallucinate, can harm our nerve, and cause addictive effect. Beside that, using drugs can make the users depressed, liver disease, schizophrenia, blockage of blood vessels, dehydration, optic nerve damage, brain damage, and finally it can cause DEATH!
When viewed in terms of Islamic law, drugs are forbidden. Because it is cause badness, self harm, debilitate. And Islam proscribes all that can cause badness, self harm because it is included zhalim. Also if we using drugs, it means we already do the forbidden things in Islam, it means we sin. So, in terms of Islamic law, using drugs also dangerous.
Furthermore, if the users of drugs are teenagers, it can endanger their future, and endanger their homeland, their country. From the data, 32 percent of drugs users in Indonesia are teenagers, so, if many teenagers âin this case Indonesia- use drugs, it can be endanger this country, harm youth generation, whereas youths are nation expectation. If the youth using drugs, our nation can be destroy!
So, from now on we must pay attention of drugs, because itâs very dangerous, both in terms of health, religion (Islam), nationality and state.
|La Chiesa post-sessuale (II parte)|
qui la prima parte)
di Marco Sambruna
DAI FRUTTI RICONOSCERETE LâALBERO
Per soppesare i fenomeni della storia, compresa la storia della Chiesa, vale sempre la Parola di Cristo il quale ci ha suggerito un metodo infallibile per valutare la bontÃ del decorso materiale e spirituale di una realtÃ : occorre osservare la qualitÃ degli effetti per comprendere la qualitÃ delle cause. Questo Ã¨ il significato piÃ¹ trasparente della frase evangelica âdai loro frutti dunque li riconoscereteâ.
Noi tentiamo qui di percorrere il medesimo itinerario proponendoci di osservare e valutare la qualitÃ della causa a partire dagli effetti che ne sono scaturiti: ne risulta infine come lâiter di sterilizzazione indotta e spacciato da una parte della leadership cattolica come percorso di maturazione cristiana sia la causa scatenante dellâattuale impotenza e infeconditÃ cattolica allo stesso modo in cui un albero infetto produce frutti atrofizzati.
Lâanalisi degli effetti prodotti dalla realtÃ cattolica attuale ci rivela dunque le seguenti evidenze tutte o quasi riconducibili a un cammino di depotenziamento in materia dottrinale, teologica, etica e devozionale:
- Sentimentalizzazione del Cristo, gradualmente disinnescato fino alla sua riduzione al rango di un buonista qualsiasi desideroso di andare d'accordo con tutti per non dispiacere a nessuno nellâoblio degli episodi evangelici che ne manifestano invece la virilitÃ come le invettive contro i mercanti del tempio, contro gli scribi e farisei ossia i radical chic dell'epoca e perfino contro qualche apostolo. Riduzione del Cristo da Colui che non Ã¨ venuto a portare la pace, ma la spada a colui che non Ã¨ venuto a portare la spada, ma la pace anche a costo di compromessi secolarizzanti;
- Dissoluzione dellâaura solenne che circondava i sacramenti e loro progressiva banalizzazione e riduzione a prodotti di consumo che non necessitano piÃ¹ di alcuna evoluzione personale prima di essere accostati; desacralizzazione, dissacrazione e infine derisione del sacro e sua mercificazione a livello di un articolo commerciale low cost il cui conseguimento non Ã¨ piÃ¹ frutto di unâimpegnativa conquista, ma di un preteso diritto;
- Denigrazione e colpevolizzazione della civiltÃ europea e della storia occidentale contrabbandata come una sequela di soprusi priva di qualsiasi connotazione positiva da scontare tramite una resa incondizionata alla penetrazione di altre culture e visioni del mondo;
- Psichiatrizzazione della fede tradizionale cioÃ¨ della fede tout court tramite sua squalifica al rango di residuo archeologico degno di una mente mineralizzata dai connotati nevrotici;
- Confortevole rinuncia allâevangelizzazione perchÃ© incompatibile con la narcosi laicista spacciata per pace che gode anche in seno alla chiesa di prioritÃ assoluta. Divulgazione della errata credenza per cui il proselitismo ha connotati negativi laddove invece il proselita Ã¨ colui che diventa cristiano in seguito allâevangelizzazione. Ne esce inficiata la dimensione missionaria tipica dellâappartenenza cristiana e rinforzata la fondazione di una fede privatizzata e intimistica dalle sfumature ereticali;
- Estinzione dello spirito di profezia, dellâescatologia e della soteriologia come capacitÃ da parte della Chiesa di indicare scenari futuri terreni e ultraterreni e loro sostituzione con calcoli previsionali di corto respiro, ad esempio sullo stato di salute del pianeta, fondati talvolta su concezioni scientifiche tuttora dibattute e mai definitivamente chiarificate peraltro mutuate da agende laiciste affette da manipolazioni ideologiche.
- Sostituzione dell'autentica esperienza religiosa in quanto tale sempre personale e soggettiva con pratiche collettive di erogazione di servizi sociali grossolanamente confusi come autentici percorsi di fede e conseguente nefasta identificazione fra sviluppo umano e obblighi civili da adempiere per legge. La raccolta differenziata come nuova frontiera dello spirito;
- Omologazione del magistero cattolico all'agenda mondialista come dimostrano i notevoli cedimenti sulle questioni di bioetica e sugli ex âprincipi non negoziabiliâ;
- Scissione schizoide nella coscienza dei cattolici a causa del divergere fra le esigenze previste dal magistero tradizionale e le eterodossie personali di taluni vertici ecclesiastici tragicamente presentati come dogmi con conseguente caotizzazione e destabilizzazione delle certezze di fede che favoriscono il consolidarsi del relativismo etico di matrice protestante;
- Imborghesimento del credente medio la cui devozione Ã¨ spesso ridotta alla ripetizione di gesti e formule di cui non conosce nemmeno il significato simbolico da cui deriva una narcosi esistenziale e una tranquillizzante anestesia morale che ottunde lâinquietudine necessaria a ogni ricerca;
- Retrocessione dell'estetica e solennitÃ della liturgia cattolica a livelli di oggettivo squallore tanto da configurare tale sciatteria come un elemento distintivo della chiesa contemporanea da ostentare orgogliosamente;
- Avversione e atteggiamento di spocchiosa sufficienza verso la devozione popolare e in particolare verso il culto mariano percepito ormai come un ostacolo lungo il tragitto di protestantizzazione della chiesa. Disinnesco dei significati piÃ¹ urgenti e degli appelli piÃ¹ pressanti rivelati dalle apparizioni riconosciute e loro addomesticamento arcobalenizzante verso un generico appello alla pace e alla concordia universale
- Valorizzazione narcisistica dell'approssimazione teologica e filosofica in nome di un primato della prassi che segmenta e parcellizza lâimpegno caritativo in una serie di operazioni caratterizzate da arido funzionalismo spesso non privo di elementi affaristici;
- Laida bruttezza e volgare anonimia degli edifici destinati al culto e sempre piÃ¹ frequente ricorso a rappresentazioni ai limiti dell'osceno nell'arte sacra;
- Induzione di papolatria idolatrica e forme devozionali verso i massimi rappresentanti del laicismo militante, del radicalismo libertario e del nichilismo materialista;
- Svenevole e infingarda arrendevolezza di fronte all'aggressivitÃ islamista di contro allo spietato cinismo adottato verso le realtÃ cattoliche piÃ¹ ortodosse;
Inoltre e infine la piÃ¹ tragica delle conseguenze: l'indebolimento o l'abolizione dall'orizzonte antropologico della speranza ultraterrena quale contributo decisivo alla formazione di un uomo piÃ¹ triste, disperato, solo.
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|L'eco della soliditÃ . La nostalgia del richiamo tra antropologia liquida e postumanesimo|
Quanto Ã¨ âtroppoâ? Incalza il bisogno di trovare un equilibrio fra il quesito, la possibile risposta e il reale. Un mancato posizionamento Ã¨ lâangosciante condizione liquida degli abitanti del possibile, in costante adattamento ad una identitÃ dinamica come dinamico Ã¨ il contesto tecnico-scientifico ormai pienamente omologato alla quotidianitÃ . Ripudiata ogni radice, compresa la natura umana e la sua contingenza, restano corpi docili âbiologicizzatiâ senza identitÃ . Corpi manipolabili, non pensanti, devoti al possibile. Annichilendo lâorigine e il senso legato al fine, da chi potrÃ alienarsi questâuomo estraneo a se stesso che non torna in se stesso? La creazione di un nuovo mondo, totalmente padroneggiabile e disponibile quantitativamente, appare come inevitabile soluzione affinchÃ© lâuomo possa superare il senso di sÃ© in seguito alla perdita di sÃ©. Transumanesimo e Postumanesimo curano la schizofrenia identitaria endemica con la non-necessitÃ dellâuomo, quindi la sua immortalitÃ e perfettibilitÃ . Quando la vulnerabilitÃ cessa di essere occasione feconda, subentra lâOltreuomo. Occorre chiedersi: calati nellâinevitabile scontro-incontro con la miseria umana, se frantumati, come ricomporci per annientarci? Ecco la spiritualitÃ perduta, ecco la persona che ha bisogno di tornare al pensiero di sÃ©.
Il libro parla di noi, di ciascuno. Lâidea centrale Ã¨ un nodo fra una condizione antropologica precedente, apparentemente attuale e quella in divenire, oggettivo dato di partenza per discutere sullâidentitÃ , sul pensiero di sÃ© (la domanda filosofica e la ricerca di senso), sulla nostra natura umana, quindi grande e docile allo stesso tempo. Non sono pagine che vi consiglio di sfogliare al mattino (men che meno se vi svegliate di sabato o domenica, nella leggerezza di un weekend in famiglia!), vi consiglio perÃ² di tentarne la lettura perchÃ© lo scopo del lavoro non Ã¨ di iniziarlo per finirlo, ma di iniziarlo per continuare. Prendetelo come una provocazione, una sfida contro voi stessi, cosÃ¬ come lo Ã¨ stato per me nel momento stesso in cui ho scoperto che per avere la vittoria occorre focalizzare dove e contro chi combattere la battaglia: in questo caso il nemico ero io, eravate voi, siamo noi, sono loro, lâessere umano diverso e lâessere umano che vuole essere uguale. Il nemico si Ã¨ presentato chiedendomi âallora, dimmi un poâ chi seiâ e, ovviamente, per aver qualcosa da dire di sÃ© occorre conoscersi. Proprio qui il vuoto: socialmente siamo sospinti, senza dubbio trascinati, verso modelli adattabili ai quali tendiamo, modelli che incalzano desideri e allontano dallâintimitÃ dei tratti specifici, grazie ai quali siamo mistero e bellezza per i nostri simili, sicchÃ© guardando lontano a qualche possibile che pizzica il mutamento, arrestiamo lâoriginale e con esso la definizione dei suoi contorni. Frustrati rifuggiamo ciÃ² che tocchiamo, per sfiorare lâidea della perfezione, cosÃ¬ arranchiamo, tra una delusione e lâaltra, verso una vita senza debolezze, non-necessariamente-umana. LâidentitÃ frammentata e fluida lascia liberi di parlare di sÃ© con termini rinnovabili secondo preferenze. Questo Ã¨ lâunico terreno fertile per decostruire, poi fabbricare, sciolti da vincoli e, su questo spazio, questo deserto, affiora la giustificazione a molte delle problematiche, dallâorigine alla morte, sulle quali inciampiamo. CâÃ¨ tutto di noi nella posizione che prendiamo tra il tutto della Vita e il nulla della morte, due fatti che non sono eventi, non capitano senza un trascorso. Sono il nostro tempo qui, fatto a dimensione dâuomo, amico di chi torna a vederlo, nemico per chi si inganna rifiutandolo razionalmente. La mia speranza per questo contributo editoriale Ã¨ che sia uno sforzo per il lettore, lo sforzo di alzarsi dallâapatia per, un domani, non solo saper rispondere alla domanda di partenza, âchi seiâ, ma addirittura padroneggiarla con lâautorevolezza di colui che, facendosi beffe dellâindefinito, ha trovato i suoi ingredienti e puÃ² cosÃ¬ rivolgerla al suo vicino, solleticandolo fino a smuovere il piacere di meravigliarsi del suo passaggio qui, tra i vivi.
Â«Lâeco della soliditÃ Â» ha inoltre il piacere di essere il volume di apertura ad una nuova collana filosofica âLaboratori di Filosofia. Collana di studi e ricerche filosoficheâ, nata dalla medesima esigenza di cui vi ho sinteticamente reso partecipi. Detto ciÃ², non posso che augurarvi una piacevole lettura!
|On the question of infectious etiologies for multiple sclerosis, schizophrenia and the chronic fatigue syndrome and their treatment with antibiotics Source: Medical Hypotheses, Mar 5, 2009||Two cases of chronic fatigue syndrome - included by serendipity in trial of extended antibiotic therapy for schizophrenia patients - showed improvement.|
|what is beauty? WARNING: THE BOTANICAL IMAGES PRESENTED HAVE BEEN DECLARED OBSCENE BY RELIGIOUS EXTREMISTS and MASTURBATION IS DISCUSSED!!!||rory was at it again this week. looking for rattlers, that is! both those with a transmitter and those heretofore "undiscovered" by humanoid. found this one in the classic i'mawaitin'forarodent ambush position on a log. lookit the raindrops on his scales. been a wet humid, and hot, week, soakin' rory with sweat, makin' hiz pack stinky, his clothing feel as convenient as a jumpsuit made of warm wet wallpaper, and the damn chiggers consuming the flesh 'round his ankles even more irritating. but then, it's all worth it when you see a thing of beauty. and your sweat reminds you it's good to be alive. and to appreciate the simple things. like water. |
I know. not everyone thinks rattlers in particular or snakes in general are things of beauty. for some the addition of legs to the critter makes all the difference. some who are repelled by snakes find lizards cute. while writing notes about a snake found near a proposed development area, rory saw this pretty adult five-lined skink darting about a nearby rock, seemingly foraging for insects or arachnids. see 'em frequently. hardly ever get a good shot at 'em with the camera. she's pretty rory thinkz:
maybe even more people like dragonflies. even people who hate insects generally. dragonfly jewelry. dragonfly prints. dragonflies in songs of ziggy marley. dragonflies are "pretty." I agree. just that I find alot of other insects beautiful, if not pretty, as well. but we'll get to that, kinda. so rory came upon this newly emerged dragonfly on a mossy trail. wings still wet and somewhat limp. helpless insect unable to escape rory's lens.
not to far from the dragonfly, rory came across this beetle. apparently a female stuffed with eggs to the point that her carapace looks like the shrunken vest of an obese biker, more bib than abdomen- or belly-cover. oh coleopterists out there: what species is this? my daughter advises it looks like a scarab ... of which there are thousands of species. scarabaeidae. dung eaters. coprophilous critters. oh female of distended abdomen walking the woodland floor, were you in search of "the right shit" when rory distracted you for a moment to record your image? a worthy quest as noble as any search for the holy grail.
is she not beautiful? roryz person on the street survey, however, had her physical beauty rated well below that of the dragonfly. should she consider cosmetic surgery? makeup? rory could have captured her and painted her with shiny metallic, colorful paints and photographed her. perhaps clothed her swollen abdomen with a lovely printed sarong. painted her mandibles ruby red. inserted some thorax implants? would she have been beautiful then? or is there more to beauty than the human-visual-culturally-constructed-vision-of-beauty-of-the-day? scarabs. dung collecters. holy rollers of the shitball. sacred to the egyptians. is this not beauty?
According the Corning Museum: "The scarab rolls dung into pills, buries them in the earth, and thereby provides nutrition for its larvae. The fact that something as inferior as dung gives life to this beautiful beetle made the scarab an ideal representation of Khepri, god of the rising sun, rebirth, and transformation. âKhepriâ means both âscarabâ and âhe who becomes.â"
so the scarab beetle exhorts its young
better than the "EAT SHIT AND DIE!" motto of the bush administration. w the man who wanks while baghdad and beirut burn.
now a short digression on a side-loop trail that will return to the path of this post, kinda: you know the late pope actually believed that the reason his spine became parallel to the ground in his old age was that he had excessively pumped the pre-papal python as a youth? rory shitz you not. imagine a huge organization that has as one of its tenets a great deal of anti-masturbation rules, regulations, commentary, and scholarly works. laughable, yet scary. oh, yes, they take their bishop-bashing seriously. same organization along with others of its ilk is behind the anti-gay marriage constitutional amendment movement sweeping amerika. first of all why the fuck do people think this something for "legislative" action? second of all, why the fuck do people think this is something for a constitutional amendment? third of all why do people give a shit what other people do in the privacy of their bedrooms? ignurnce on so many frickin' levels. a constitution is an overarching, guidelining kinda document, ain't it? by frickin' definition. if every time some piece of legislation were declared unconstitutional, fuckwads in legislatures spent their time trying to come up with a specific amendment to overturn one ruling and enact one law, well, they wouldn't have time to entertain lobbyists or pass lameass idiotic jingoistic bush jerkin' resolutions in support of ill-fated ill-conceived wars ... uh, hmm ... okay ... so maybe we should encourage 'em to work on ridiculously specific constitutional amendments, like the anti-gay amendments, or the anti-flag burning amendments, or ... the anti-masturbation amendment. you know the one that reads just like the Vatican's law: "Sex is defined as the act of coitus between a man and a woman united in holy marriage for the sole purpose of producing more human offspring than the world can sustain. Masturbation has never been formally recognized as a legitimate form of sex under the judeo-christian traditon of America. Indeed masturbation has long been held to be harmful to the physical and moral being of humankind. Wherefore, any act of masturbation, or other manner of self-stimulation for purposes of sexual gratification, whether unilateral or mutual, is not constitutionally protected."
Oh, the Senators can get behind this one. Why, jerkin' the gherkin can be addicting, they might point out. "Let the heathens spill theirs on the dusty ground," we can almost hear them say. And to think that Father Hardon is a moderate on the subject of five-fingered solitaire, willing to at least mitigate culpability!
why the masturbation-cure industry could experience a renaissance! which reminds me of a page in an old book I found in a flea market in Kansas years ago. book is entitled "The People's Medical Advisor" and was published in 1918. worth at least a post in and of itself. even on the subject of weasel-workin' alone. gotta wonder since the catholic catechism is pretty much the same now as it was in 1918, how many people still believe this type of shit. you might have to click up the image to read that the nut on the right was "wasted by masturbation":
wait! what is it? poll results just in! 39% of the world's population believes that wanking can waste the balls! percentage higher among fundies of all stripes! rory's medical advisor states that twisted beliefs about self-play can result in excessive, uncontrollable nocturnal missile launches, suicide bombings, indifference to civilian deaths, and in extreme cases, rape of entire countries by overwhelming military force. (less has been written on the subject of the ill effects of female self-help it seems, again, the social and cultural ramifications of which are subject for a post itself, no doubt).
Oh, Dr. Jocelyn Elders, surgeon general under wild bill clinton, advocate of therapeutic self-stimulation, casualty of the amazingly powerful anti-selfpleasuring movement, would that your message had been spread rather than suppressed! Damnable casualty of wankgate! Oh, yes the anti-manual forces are powerful. powerful and dark. powerful, dark and ruthless. the surgeon general was purged from the clinton administration for the sin of open discussion of self-pleasuring and the denial that it is a sin or unhealthy or more dangerous than our constitutionally protected godgiven american right to bear arms and mindlessly blast the everlovin' crap out of beautiful creatures that do us no harm, such as coyotes, for frickin' example.
one can imagine the subsequent interviews of surgeons general. "Where do you stand on jacking off, self-diddling, solo dildo use, or lone rubbing? Will you sign this oath to never discuss, advocate, or suggest that masturbation does not cause grievous harm to the individual performing this pathological action? Do you agree with the teachings of Claude Lallemand, the 19th Century physician who maintained that autoerotic activity has these effects: "All sensations decrease, sight is endangered, and the mind is threatened, and the usual result is idiocy and death."
which brings me back to the other subject at hand. nature photos declared obscene, that is. well, here's the tie-in. A priest of germanic descent, I suppose, but a true american catholic, name of Irwin Spankmeister, rory shitz you not, whats-in-a-name-anyway, would lead wayward youths to his garden at the appropriate time of year, where a fungus would grow up. some call it dog penis or dog dick fungus. some say it's one of the stinkhorns, for it smells foul, attracting flies that spread its spores. oh, but father spankmeister used to call it by a variant of its more medieval name: "devil's dong." some say it's the devil's "doohickey." And he would tell lads that if they pleasured themselves the lord might render their thing like the devil's dong in color, size, overall appearance, smell, and attrativeness to flies. Oh what an educator of youth the priest was! well rory came across the infamous dog penis fungus during this week's woodland perambulations and got a couple of shots of it.
view from the right:
view from the left:
jesus christ on crutches spankmeister! it's just a fuckin' mushroom! it's not a visual aid in the war against wanking! and it's got a beautiful color. tweaks the mind when you come upon it in the woods. hey, flies like it. a thing of beauty in its own way even. rory also heard, from flyonthewall, that the secret service is still searching for a paranoid schizophrenic man who publicly put a curse on the firstfuckwad's dong shouting out his wishes that it turn into the infamous devil's doohickey! speakin' of which, whatever happened to that poor bastard who got arrested for wanting to lop the presidential marble bag? oh the world of nekked apes is indeed a funny one! and yet, given the news of the past year, none of this surprises rory in the least. and all of which confirms that the bush administration is a lot like the traditional catholic contentions regarding masturbation: the results are idiocy and death.
For those who might not remember threat-on-the-presidential-marble-pouch-incident here's a link to roryz post on it. bush's scrotum declared safe from wishes of indicted mental patient; elderly woman praying for cheney's pecker to fall off to be indicted next rory plans to attempt to locate and interview the alleged perpetrator of this insidious plot. if anyone has his current address, please advise.
|June 2017 Highlights||Editor-in-Chief Shawn Kennedy and Clinical Editor Betsy Todd present the highlights of the June issue of the American Journal of Nursing. This monthâs cover features four paintings by British artist
Bryan Charnley, whose later work depicts his experience with schizophrenia. The authors of our first CE, âOriginal Research: The Experiences of Pregnant Smokers and Their Providers,â conducted focus groups of pregnant smokers and their providers, most of whom were RNs, to better understand their experiences and to gain insights to help providers best deliver the stop-smoking message. Our second CE, âMental Health Matters: Antipsychotic Medications,â reviews the mechanisms of action, adverse effects, and contraindications of first-generation typical and second-generation atypical antipsychotics. Our next article, âIrritable Bowel Syndrome,â reviews the epidemiology and pathophysiology of IBS and recent developments in the field of IBS research, summarizes diagnostic and treatment strategies, and discusses implications for nursing practice. In âPerspectives on Palliative Care: Advance Care Planning: The Nurseâs Role,â the author discusses how nurses can promote the practice of advance care planning in their facility and overcome the challenges associated with its implementation. In addition, thereâs News, Reflections, Drug Watch, Art of Nursing, and more.|
|Should I Say It Amazingly Odd|
I been told the major arcana in tarot deck matches up with the old Hebrew letters of there alphabet. They have 22 letters and there are 22 major arcana.
I took Liz to have a reading...(Since I don't use real names) It came up very interesting. So I can only give a quick run down.
Well he was spot on and nothing was every said. See Liz dad died was her everything and her life pretty much start to crumble.
See she had quite a bit of trouble with her two son. For some reason it was decided to a reading on her son Paul (Remember I don't use real names) and the STRENGTH and there is lion and it the relationship how we handle the beast in us...and Paul made the statement about the demon beast in him and he needs to drink to quite it down.
I'm not familiar with any of the eastern tarot deck. He did a three flip up and the schizophrenia came up. And also the reader said Paul had a horrible event happen to him when her was 14 and hasn't dealt with it.
Liz has never lied to me. Confession time...At first I wonder if all what she was saying was true. She consistent and I know she doesn't change her stories from one person to anther or time.
Well to find out Liz older son held his brother Paul down and shot him up with heroin.
Not sure if heroin or the act of someone agaist your will forcing something apon you, which had the bigger effect.
So she went home and a little later on told her son about the reading. Which I will post at later date.
I start to draw on anther tarot card this time I'm working on FOUR WANDS I have to ideal on how I sort of want to this.
One... I want to have a parade float and heading toward a castle.
Two...I want to draw an older rig leaving and old run down place and head to a beautiful flower garden .
For now I need to take a break and something more clearly will come.
This week I haven't been doing any part of fitday which I keep track of my calories. I been trying to keep a mental food journal. At the summer soltice and our up coming family reunion which will happen this weekend.
So eating been a little wack out. But for my work lunch I still eat four health choices and dinner still watch my portion size.
Once the reunion over I'm going back to using fitday.
Coffee is on
|[news] An "Olympic Gold" for Shenzhen + RMB 4,000,000,000: Easy Come, Easy Go ...|
Wednesday, August 25, 2004
Back in the blogging biz after a week in SH and HZ. (Lots to say, albeit not until September. See my "Casting a Wider Net" section which follows.) Also encountered a "slight" computer problem upon my return to QD. (More in "Entering the Twilight Zone".) This posting may seem a bit schizophrenic: I'm reading several trade articles, reviewing my Bloglines updates, scanning a few newly-published ACM proceedings, and writing this posting simultaneously, so don't be surprised when you see that my perspectives are all over the map. I already have 51 items for my urls update, so I'll mostly focus on commenting on some of these items.
An "Olympic Gold" for SZ
I've been waiting for the right time to do a write-up on SZ. Since the Zensar and Broadengate deal is now public knowledge, this is as good a time as any. (BTW, I'll be providing much more in-depth coverage of SZ/GZ/HK in a future "Letter from China", including a take on Accenture's expansion plans in South China.)
The most interesting business model I have encountered during my visits with over fifty SIs (systems integrators) all throughout China is the Zensar and Broadengate model. There has been a lot of press about the deal, although I didn't notice any in the American trades. (However, articles about this announcement might still be scattered among my Bloglines subscriptions; as I stated in the opening paragraph, I'm still in the process of reviewing articles and postings published early last week since my Bloglines feeds are LIFO.) Two of the better articles were published by Xinhuanet ( http://tinyurl.com/4y5xe ) and rediff.com ( http://tinyurl.com/48eo6 ). I've been privy to this deal for a couple of months; I was even invited by an exec with the SZ Software Park to speak at their announcement, but it was a bit too rushed and I was in the final prep phase for my SH and HZ trip.
Here's what I can say on the record: The deal between Zensar and Broadengate portends a fascinating future for those SIs with a "Golden Triangle" (U.S., India, China) strategy. The Xinhuanet and rediff.com articles provide some details, but I'll cut to the chase. What is most significant about this deal is NOT the way it is structured, but the way it is being implemented. In fact, here's the scenario.
What China's SIs lack the most are experienced PMs. Of course, they also have no clue how to sell into the U.S. market. This deal solves both problems. Zensar already generates sales in the States, something that virtually all SIs in China lack (and ALL domestic SIs do it poorly at best). Looking beyond this particular deal, many SIs in India (and, of course, in the States) already sell to U.S. CIOs and LOB managers. With this kind of deal, the sales channel problem is somewhat resolved. (I say "somewhat" because I'm not convinced that the way sales are generated is optimal. Alas, addressing this issue is best served in another posting. I'm still not convinced that many Indian SIs -- and American SIs, for that matter -- really understand the difference between and the need for new business development AND global account management.) The other problem is also solved, i.e., the lack of PMs. And this is where the Zensar strategy shines brightest. The "trick", so to speak, is to use experienced Indians as PMs and bright (but generally inexperienced) Chinese software engineers and programmers. Over time, Zensar will train their Chinese engineers to be PMs; this is NOT an "Indian master, Chinese slave" relationship. It simply addresses the short(er)-term need for experienced PMs in China ... and finding experienced PMs in China is next to impossible except at places like BearingPoint, IGS, ... (see a thread developing?). And trust me, I know it's not easy for them, either.
I expect to see a lot more deals like the Zensar and Broadengate deal. And what I hope to see are a lot of deals between American SIs and Chinese SIs, especially among the American SIs which have already ventured into India. (Nat, are you reading this?) I'm not convinced this will happen, but I'm hopeful that it will. BTW, unless an American SI is one of the largest (e.g., a VARBusiness 100), I'd suggest a partnering strategy in China; don't try to copy IGS, Accenture and B'Point. An interesting little twist on this was published earlier today in EE Times; see http://tinyurl.com/68ao8 . BTW, another reason that the Zensar deal will shine rests with Zensar's CEO, Ashish Rahinj. I have no doubt that he will turn the Zensar and Broadengate deal into a phenomenal success. However, since he can't be cloned, a "Ashish Rahinj" strategy cannot be duplicated ... and, let's face it, stating the need for a superb CEO like Ashish is stating the obvious. On a related note (and a bit higher on the food chain), also see an article published in The Star (Malaysia); http://tinyurl.com/6x3uh .
neoIT Slams China Again: The Philippines Takes The Number Two Slot After India
They must be comped at neoIT for slamming China. (Actually, it's more like dissing China.) A recent posting in Offshoring Digest ( http://tinyurl.com/6g2gg ) quotes neoIT's CEO stating that the Philippines is India's most formidable competitor and goes on to make a lot of claims, often citing ridiculous sources. To be fair, I find no fault with Offshoring Digest; I'm simply attempting to correct some of the flaws in the posting. First, the salaries quoted are NOT comparing apples to apples. US$15,000 is true for Shanghai, but certainly not in most other cities in China. Also, there's a skill set difference between the engineers in SH and in lower cost places in China. The objective is to find an appropriate mix, which is what a lot of domestic SIs are attempting to do. LCW (a Langchao company) is doing just this with a Shanghai op-center facing the U.S. market coupled with their largest development center in Jinan (and a smaller center in Qingdao). Look at payroll figures and it becomes obvious why this makes a lot of sense. When put in proper perspective, a software engineer in China does NOT make US$15,000 per year -- not even CLOSE!!
Computerworld Special Report on Web Services
Not much to say except, "READ IT!!" Includes a couple of book excerpts, too. The Table of Contents (of sorts) can be found at http://tinyurl.com/5s3e6 . A glossary is at http://tinyurl.com/62d4v . A book excerpt and introduction to Web services is at http://tinyurl.com/59skq . Another book excerpt with a look at when to use Web services can be found at http://tinyurl.com/4laot . Great stuff!! Not part of the Special Report, but also from Computerworld, some Web services myths at http://tinyurl.com/5tbqh . And a couple of other superb articles on a related topic, service-oriented architecture. One was a cover story in CRN; see http://tinyurl.com/6rbsg ; the other, a feature in Portals Magazine; see http://tinyurl.com/4eg2k .
Wipro tells the truth: It's not so much about GDMs (global delivery models), even if their press releases say so. (See http://tinyurl.com/5jaqs .) It's really about customer evangelists. That's it, folks!! See http://tinyurl.com/7xog9 .
"RIP" R.I.P.: In other words, Russia-India-Philippines, your fate is at hand. I was going to write a lengthy piece about this, but I'll capsulize instead. Bottom line: Not afraid of terrorism? Then by all means, feel free to do your offshoring in the "RIP" countries. Russia is having their own problems (see http://tinyurl.com/53l5m ) as is India -- and India's latest threat is from a political force (see http://tinyurl.com/6bj5f ). Definitely, no outsourcing in Hyderabad or Delhi!! Good 'ol political terrorism almost sounds like a relief, but it's certainly a serious issue. And there's no need to talk about terrorism in the Philippines, is there?
Financial Services Not Leveragable: Brief comment. As firms in SH, HZ and even in QD have found, although the financial services sector is the hottest for ITO, the practices of financial institutions in China are too radically different from the practices of financial institutions in the States to be truly leveragable as a vertical market. This may change over time, especially with WTO, but it's a hard sell right now. Game over, NO; game delayed, YES.
RMB 4,000,000,000: Easy Come, Easy Go ...
EVERYBODY with a pulse knows about the Google IPO last week. The real news, however, was the P2P decision. But first I'm going to take a stroll down memory lane. (Certainly feel free to stop reading here. Except for a bit on the P2P legal decision, the balance of this posting is mostly personal stuff.)
Back in early 2000 I was interviewed by Google for a position which was ultimately filled by Omid Kordestani. (Google was still on University Avenue, near Stanford and in downtown Palo Alto.) At that time I had just started the interviewing process with the PSO group at McKinsey and I was pumped-up for a shot at a partnership with McKinsey (albeit starting as a Principal or Associate Principal). Well, when I checked a couple of days ago, Omid's stock was worth RMB 4,000,000,000 (yes, nine zeros), that's US$500,000,000 (see http://tinyurl.com/3jeqq ).
Frankly, I was NOT (and I'm still not) enamored with the way Google does search; I've been a fan of specialized search engines and databases for over 25 years since I first learned to use Dialog, Orbit, BRS and DTIC. However, I admit that a guy like me who enjoys reading SIGIR proceedings is not your average searcher. I was also not too thrilled by their revenue model. I have nothing against their model, but I couldn't see how I was able to add value in their game -- and I guess that they couldn't see it, either. (I didn't have a second interview.)
I'll never know how close I was. Was I a close second ... or a distant 32nd? (I certainly hope I wasn't a close second!!) From what I best recollect, Google's VCs brought in their own hand-picked choice. However, I also recall that Omid had much better qualifications than yours truly. I even had a chance to read his CV; Larry and Sergey had it face-up on the table opposite of me. But as a biz dev guy, I had long ago learned to read upside-down documents across a table. Well, on to the truly important IT news for last week. Not as exciting as Google's IPO, but much more significant to the industry as a whole. (In reality, the Google IPO was a statistical outlier.)
The "big" news, IMHO, was the decision by the U.S. Appeals Court in favor of P2P vendors and providers. The Industry Standard had one of the best features on this decision; see http://tinyurl.com/5dkoq . Why is this so important? Because P2P is key to the future of computing. From search to grid computing, P2P provides a foundation for a host of solutions. I'm been a P2P fan for a long time, although I don't use it much for consumer apps. Matter of fact, I don't use it very much at all. However, I see the potential -- and I've seen a lot of research in this area. For example, it's hard to find an ACM magazine which has NOT had a special issue on P2P; P2P pervades many computing domains. For those readers who haven't played with P2P, try using the Deepnet browser. Matter of fact, if you use IE as your primary browser, I suspect that you'll like Deepnet a lot. Deepnet features a Web browser (in essence, sitting on top of IE), an XML feed reader, and P2P file sharing. See Deepnet at http://tinyurl.com/56gm7 . BTW, it looks pretty safe, especially by the way they handle BHOs. Your mileage may vary ...
Entering the Twilight Zone
I came back from SH & HZ only to find my computer in the CCU. I guess the good news is that it wasn't in the ICU -- or the morgue! I'm still getting it up and running. Starting in early September, I'll be off to the US and BJ (and possibly SZ and HK) for much of the following six weeks. Suffice it to say that this blog will be dark most of the next two months. Too bad my smartphone is tied to Sprint's CDMA network in the States; it's nothing more than an overpriced PDA in China. Assuming I can get my hands on a new Explorer series Pocket PC when I get back to the States or in HK (the first PDA with VGA *and* '03 SE) and that I can find an unlimited cellular data access plan for nationwide use in China (probably with a S-E 900 series unit), at least I'll have a back-up if/when my PC goes into cardiac arrest.
Actually, I still hope to publish twice a week: One urls list (albeit with as few as five annotated selections) and a commentary culled from one of my Bloglines "MASTER" sources (e.g., Computerworld, <IEEE> Computer), each posted every ten or so days. The twilight zone, allegorically and metaphorically. To round out the publication schedule, there's something new on the horizon.
Casting a Wider Net
As of next month I will be writing a fortnightly/bi-weekly or monthly (TBD) column for the AlwaysOn Network, Silicon Valley's premier online executive network. Specifically, I will be one of the two columnists for their "Letter from China" feature/e-newsletter. Each column reaches several hundred readers through the AO Web site and an additional 16,000 newsletter subscribers, plus an estimated several thousand XML news feed subscribers. Each AO column will also be distributed through my ITO blog and e-newsletter.
My first column will critique Shanghai -- from a myriad of perspectives: A look at what's possible (and advisable) in contrast to what's merely wishful thinking. The second (and possibly third) columns will examine Sino-American cultural differences, including differences which may be unique to the IT industry.
David Scott Lewis
President & Principal Analyst
IT E-Strategies, Inc.
Menlo Park, CA & Qingdao, China
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|PS : Parti SchizophrÃ¨ne||
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|Hacking Mr. Robot|
Slate and Future Tense are discussing Mr. Robot and the technological world it portrays throughout the showâs second season. You can follow this conversation on Future Tense, and Slate Plus members can also listen to Hacking Mr. Robot, a members-only podcast series featuring Lily Hay Newman and Fred Kaplan.
Mr. Robot, which returns Wednesday night for a second season on the USA Network, is a remarkable TV show: funny, edgy, suspenseful, subversive, and a piercing probe of the modern social fabric. In short, itâs about a world controlled by computers and the hackersâespecially our anti-hero and narrator, a lonely hacker named Elliot Alderson (brilliantly played by Rami Malek), who finds himself the kingpin of a secret society of hackersâplotting to bring down that world, the mainsprings of which only they understand.
At Season 1âs fade-out, the hackers, who call themselves Fsociety, launch their massive cyberattack on E Corp., the evil megabank that seems to run the global economy (more on this later), wiping out all its data, erasing the debt of hundreds of millions of people, and thus fomenting revolution.
As the new season opens, the world is in chaos. In one scene, E Corp.âs general counsel walks into her smart home and, suddenly, all the Internet of Things runs amuck: the shower turns scalding hot, the stereo turns blaring loud, lights flash off and on, the burglar alarmâs pass code doesnât work. Fsociety has hacked into her homeâs main computer, and she doesnât know what to do. âItâs all inside the walls!â she screams into the phone, when a tech-support staffer advises her to check the wiring. Thatâs the way her smart home was packaged.
What a metaphor for modern lifeâand only a slight extension of its reality. Nearly all the pieces of our critical infrastructureâbanking, transportation, energy, waterworks, government, the military, and of course information technologyâare wired into computer networks. With the Internet of Things, so, increasingly, are our appliances and cars. If these systems break down, whether due to a technical flaw or a hackerâs keystrokes, most of us donâtâand wonâtâknow what to do. In a DARPA-financed experiment last year, a pair of computer specialists, one of whom used to work at the National Security Agency and is now the security chief of Uberâs driverless-car program, hacked into a Jeep Cherokee and commandeered its steering wheel, accelerator, brakes, GPS receiver, windshield wipersâeverything.
In other words, thereâs more than a patina of authenticity to Mr. Robot.
Most shows that deal with technology lose their footing when they try to go deep or get detailed. The viewers who know the field roll their eyes in derision; those who donât still sense that somethingâs off. The creators of Mr. Robotâshowrunner Sam Esmail and his crew of consultantsâget these things, small and large, right. When the characters type commands and codes on their laptops, what we see on their monitors is the real deal: no post-production green-screen gibberish here. In the early part of Season 1, before Elliot joins (or realizes that his schizoid self is leading) the revolution, he hacks his few friends, his boss, and his shrink, as well as a few miscreants (a child pornographer, a drug dealer, and his shrinkâs philandering boyfriend) whom he blackmails or turns in to the authorities. The techniques he uses to crack their passwords or otherwise gain access to their files are real, time-tested tools. Itâs so easy for Elliot (and for the many hackers in real life) and so shocking to his victims when they realize how wide-open theyâve left themselves.
These scenes capture a new power equation in the internet eraâthe control, by those who have mastered the technology, over the rest of us who blithely plaster everything about ourselves online. In one scene, Elliot phones one of his prey, pretending to be a bank officer (heâs already found out where the target banks), and asks, as part of a âsecurity review,â for his address, favorite sports team, and petâs name. From that information, Elliot pieces together the guyâs password.
Itâs often as simple as that. When I was researching my book, Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War, Matt Devost, president and CEO of the cybersecurity firm FusionX, told me about his days running the âred teamâ in war games that tested the vulnerability of NATO communications systems. In one game, Devost was having a hard time cracking the commanding generalâs password. So he looked up his biographical sketch on a military website, tried out some of the personal details it cited, and finally hit gold by combining âRutgers,â where the generalâs son was attending college, with a two-digit number, which a commercially available random-numbers generator guessed in less than a second.
But what about the showâs larger premise: Could a skilled hacker penetrate a megacorporationâs computer network; erase all its data; and, as a result, topple the capitalist systemâor at least wipe out the debt of the masses? This is where the show goes too far and, in another sense, not far enough.
The irony is that, of all the critical sectors of the American economy, banking and finance are doing pretty well when it comes to cybersecurity. Their entire business, after all, relies on taking your money and earning your trust. They also have a lot of money, which allows them to hire the best engineers to secure their networks. Hackers try to get in all the time, but they rarely succeed, and when they do, theyâre detected and ejected fairly quickly, and the hole is patched not long after. A major attack, of the sort portrayed in Mr. Robot, is plausible, but its results might not be enduring. (Even if the bankâs cybersecurity team couldnât repair the damage, the Department of Homeland Security could send the NSA an official request for technical assistance. And Iâm pretty sure that, whatever a backroom of anarchic hackers could do, the elite hackers of the NSAâs Tailored Access Operations office could trace and reverse.)
One other feature of the American economy: compared with other industrialized nations, itâs decentralized. The cyber-shutdown of a very large bank would send devastating shockwaves across the entire financial system (think Lehman Brothers in 2008), but it wouldnât mean the shutdown of all banks or all bank transactions. Even if hackers jammed or erased Bank of Americaâs data (and its backup files), they wouldnât have touched the data at J.P. Morgan, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, or the others. The liberation of every indebted citizen isnât so plausible.
Finally, if there really was a firm as monolithic as E Corp., and if hackers really did freeze its data, the chaos would be a lot wilder. We do catch a glimpse of the disorder in one scene, where a woman, after waiting three days for an appointment, tells a banker that sheâs paid off her mortgage and presents the papers to prove it; but the banker canât get into the computer and doesnât trust the paperwork because, so she says, a lot of counterfeit documents are out there. But in other scenes, we see normal street traffic, open bodegas, routine commerceâwhen I suspect that, in fact, thereâd be rioting everywhere.
Maybe the larger breakdown will erupt in future episodes.
But the basic syllogism of contemporary life, Mr. Robot gets precisely right: Almost everything is hooked up to the internet; almost everything on the internet can be hacked and thus manipulated or destroyed; therefore, almost everything can be hacked and manipulated or destroyed. Should this dynamic take off, should the potential threats that we read about erupt into actual attacks and breakdowns, then up will be down, down up, and the line between madness and orderâthe line that Elliot walks more and more precariously as the show progressesâcould blur into a haze of indistinction.
|MARSHALL PRESENTS: #SESSIONS:055 â METAL||
NYC black metalers Yellow Eyes have let go of fantastic full length ’Sick with Bloom’. It is harsh with raging guitars not unlike a thunderstorm and it is undoubtedly far their best work so far. Listen to the title track here!
Arc is here! And it’s a highly personal one for vocalist Kat Katz. Katz told Noisey: “I began writing lyrics for it when I was providing her hospice care. My mother developed schizophrenia, a severe neuropsychiatric illness, when I was a child. When she was dying of cancer, her schizophrenia worsened, which made caring for her extremely difficult mentally, emotionally, and physically. At the time, I couldn’t have written about anything else”. Here’s 'Deathbed'!
And so the Abbath album has arrived. Despite going solo Abbath stays true what he has built over the years. There’s definitely an appeal for new listeners and for all the Immortal fans out there, it does not disappoint. Check out ’Winter Bane’ one of quite a few highlights!
|Commentaires sur [lang_fr]Alpha Project:Biographie [/lang_fr][lang_en]Alpha Project:Biography[/lang_en] par Beus||Alpha Project est un groupe qui peut avoir des effets secondaires sur un organisme insuffisamment prÃ©parÃ© : ayant Ã©tÃ© rattrapÃ© par des pulsions schizophrÃ¨nes, ce n'est pas une mais deux chroniques que je me vois contraint de vous prÃ©senter ici :
La chronique du gentil Beuss', chroniqueur imperturbable capable d'une abstraction quasi-totale :
Le trio messin d'Alpha-Project (trio en studio puisque leur formation Live est rÃ©cemment passÃ©e Ã 6 membres) nous prÃ©sente un premier album aux qualitÃ©s de production indiscutables. Au programme : fusion mÃ©tal-machines efficace de type Linkin' Park. De maniÃ¨re gÃ©nÃ©rale les morceaux sont constituÃ©s de couplets basÃ©s principalement sur des sonoritÃ©s electro sur lesquelles viennent se greffer les deux chants du groupe, l'un mÃ©lodique (malheureusement pas toujours trÃ¨s harmonieux), et l'autre rapÃ© rappelant largement Clawfinger. Les refrains reposent quant Ã eux sur des gros lÃ¢chers d'accords de guitare en disto.
Gravitant donc autour d'un concept trÃ¨s similaire Ã celui de Linkin' Park, Alpha-Project apporte tout de mÃªme des influences satellites plus diverses telles que Fear Factory, Machine Head, ou encore Paradise Lost.
Au niveau du son, rien Ã redire, " Counter Reset " est un album impeccable. S'il est vrai que le manque de justesse du chant mÃ©lodique et le syndrome " Flic de Beverly Hills dÃ©but des annÃ©es 90 " qui frappe quelque peu les parties synthÃ© utilisÃ©es peuvent finir par nuire Ã l'harmonie d'ensemble, Il n'en demeure pas moins que l'on est ici en prÃ©sence d'un album soignÃ© qui ravira Ã coup sÃ»r les fans des groupes citÃ©s ici, surtout Linkin' Park et Fear Factory.
La chronique du mÃ©chant Beuss', personnage Ã©gocentrique Ã la subjectivitÃ© exacerbÃ©e et se sentant investi d'une mission moraliste. ExcÃ©dÃ©e par certains Ã -cÃ´tÃ©s et incapable d'en faire abstraction, cette entitÃ© malÃ©fique et jalouse n'hÃ©sitera pas Ã Ã©mailler son texte de citations trouvÃ©es Ã§a et lÃ dans des interviews du groupe ou sur leur site internet :
Californien de coeur, le groupe Alpha-Project a Ã©tÃ© forcÃ© d'Ã©migrer Ã Metz, ses textes Ã©voquant " la complexitÃ© des relations humaines, qu'elles soient optimistes ou pessimistes, chaleureuses ou agressives " lui ayant valu d'Ãªtre expulsÃ© des Etats-Unis.
AprÃ¨s avoir inventÃ© le rock n'roll en 2000 Ã sa formation, Alpha-Project finit par se sentir trop Ã l'Ã©troit dans les Ã©tiquettes conventionnelles. Ainsi, de l'aveu mÃªme du groupe : " De par sa formation spÃ©cifique, ALPHA-PROJECT peut Ãªtre considÃ©rÃ© comme l'instigateur d'un nouveau courant musical : l' ELECTRO-CORE. En effet, le groupe se dÃ©marque par l'utilisation de sampleurs, sÃ©quenceurs et enregistreurs multipistes numÃ©riques et par le mÃ©lange de divers genres musicaux actuels. ". Alors que personne jusqu'ici n'avait encore eu l'idÃ©e de mÃ©langer rock et machines, Alpha-project ouvre en 2002 une nouvelle voie musicale et offre des perspectives inespÃ©rÃ©es Ã des milliers de groupes dans le monde.
J'ai eu beau chercher une trace quelconque d'un tel mÃ©lange dans l'histoire de la musique avant 2002, je n'ai rien trouvÃ©, mais peut-Ãªtre Ã©tais-je trop occupÃ© Ã inventer la banane et l'Ã©criture, apportant ainsi Ã©galement ma modeste contribution Ã l'humanitÃ©.
Parvenu au sommet, Alpha-Project n'en oublie pas pour autant les nÃ©cessiteux : " On essaie d'aider les groupes moins reconnus Ã se faire connaÃ®tre, on leur donne des contacts et des conseils pour pouvoir faire Ã©voluer leur formationÂ
Si tout le monde se bougeait un peu pour aider les groupes qui dÃ©butent au lieu de tout le temps critiquer, Ã§a se passerait sÃ»rement mieux en Lorraine. ". Merci pour eux.
Les membres d'Alpha-Project pourraient trÃ¨s bien se la pÃ©ter en Ã©maillant le livret de leur album de photos d'eux en pose de bad boys mÃ©chants et ultra-cools. Ils pourraient trÃ¨s bien dÃ©dicacer leur album (en Anglais S.V.P) Ã la mÃ©moire de leurs grand-mÃ¨res parce que les groupes californiens le font et que Ã§a le fait pas mal pour donner l'impression d'une vie pas toujours roseÂ
seulement voilÃ , n'en dÃ©plaise Ã certaines mauvaises langues jalouses et aigries, chez Alpha Project on a Ã©rigÃ© l'humilitÃ© et le recul en principe de vie. Adopter une attitude cool est le dernier des soucis et on se concentre uniquement sur l'essentiel : faire de la musique et crÃ©er de nouveaux courants, quitte Ã ce que Ã§a paraisse complÃ¨tement dingue.
|The lack of association between catechol-O-methyl-transferase Val108/158Met polymorphism and smoking in schizophrenia and alcohol dependence.|| Nikolac, Matea and Å agud, Marina and NediÄ, Gordana and NenadiÄ Å viglin, Korona and MihaljeviÄ PeleÅ¡, Alma and Uzun, Suzana and Vuksan Äusa, Bjanka and Kozumplik, Oliver and Å½ivkoviÄ, Maja and MustapiÄ, Maja and JakovljeviÄ, Miro and PavloviÄ, Mladen and Muck-Å eler, Dorotea and BoroveÄki, Fran and Pivac, Nela (2013) The lack of association between catechol-O-methyl-transferase Val108/158Met polymorphism and smoking in schizophrenia and alcohol dependence. Psychiatry Research, 205 (1-2). pp. 179-80. ISSN 0165-1781 |
|The lack of effect of ziprasidone on platelet serotonin concentration in schizophrenic patients|| Å agud, Marina and Nikolac, Matea and MihaljeviÄ-PeleÅ¡, Alma and NediÄ, Gordana and Vuksan Äusa, Bjanka and MustapiÄ, Maja and JakovljeviÄ, Miro and Muck-Å eler, Dorotea and Pivac, Nela (2012) The lack of effect of ziprasidone on platelet serotonin concentration in schizophrenic patients. Psychopharmacology, 219 (4). pp. 1179-1181. ISSN 0033-3158 |
|Cours moins vite camarade, la fin du monde est devant toi|
HonorÃ© est toujours le premier Ã venir chercher ses mÃ©dicaments, Ã 6h30 tapantes. La Bible Ã la main, un crucifix en bois autour du cou, gros pull, lunettes et coupe au bol, on dirait Francis Heaulme en plus joufflu. Grand schizophrÃ¨ne dâordinaire peu loquace, il est pour une fois en veine de conversation :
â Salut HonorÃ©, Ã§a va, bien dormi ?
Il dÃ©cortique avec application tous ces merveilleux cachetons qui rendent la vie un peu plus vivable en la vivant moins, les gobe, puis reprend :
â Vous avez vu Sarkozy Ã la tÃ©lÃ©, lâautre soir ?
Et il part tranquillement dÃ©jeuner aprÃ¨s mâavoir conseillÃ© lâoracle de la destruction de Babylone dâEsaÃ¯e.
Non je nâai pas assistÃ© au rÃ©cital du prÃ©sident, mais je me suis rencardÃ©, jâai lu les commentaires de la presse, pas mourir idiot ! Si jâai bien tout compris, il aurait reconnu avoir un tout petit peu loosÃ©, sur la question du pouvoir dâachat notamment, mais câest pas de sa faute, câest Ã cause de la conjoncture internationale, les subprimes, tout Ã§a... Il a hardiment vilipendÃ© ce Â«capitalisme financier qui marche sur la tÃªteÂ» et entend mÃªme le moraliser. Câest courageux mais Ã§a va pas Ãªtre fastoche, sa ratification du traitÃ© de Lisbonne, au plus parfait mÃ©pris du rÃ©sultat du rÃ©fÃ©rendum, entÃ©rine la libre circulation des capitaux. Je pensais que, fidÃ¨le Ã son esprit dâouverture, il allait charger de mission Denis Robert, qui en connaÃ®t un bout sur le sujet, pour lâÃ©pauler dans cette tÃ¢che ardue, mais non, il a choisi une voie bien plus audacieuse, ne rien changer, accÃ©lÃ©rer les rÃ©formes.
Câest bien simple lâultra libÃ©ralisme, sympa, raisonnable et indispensable nous sauvera de lâultra libÃ©ralisme fou. Sempiternel procÃ©dÃ© mafieux qui consiste Ã offrir la protection de sa force comme seul recours aux victimes de sa propre violence. Mobilisation gÃ©nÃ©rale sur le front de la croissance, celle qui fait fondre de plaisir ces fichus glaciers, produisons plus, consommons plus, brÃ»lons plus de gas-oil, tous au travail qui rend libre de ne pas voir le cauchemar ou nous emmÃ¨nent ces hallucinÃ©s.
Tant pis si lâÃ¨re du pÃ©trole est achevÃ©e, tant pis si la place prise par les bio-carburants condamne tant de populations Ã la famine, les mÃªmes Â«expertsÂ», les mÃªmes pourceaux stipendiÃ©s continueront Ã traiter les rares scientifiques qui nous prÃ©viennent depuis si longtemps de talibans Ã©colos, et puis nous avons bien assez de flics pour refouler les impudents crevards qui auraient lâaudace de venir chercher de quoi bouffer chez nous. Tant pis si on dÃ©localise, si on licencie Ã tour de bras, les mÃªmes Â«expertsÂ» continueront Ã affirmer que le chÃ´mage est en baisse.
De ces questions, lâunanimitÃ© des mÃ©dias se contrefout, obsÃ©dÃ©e par les sondages, la performance dâacteur, la stratÃ©gie employÃ©e, reconnaissant ainsi implicitement que la recherche de la vÃ©ritÃ© ou du bien-Ãªtre gÃ©nÃ©ral nâont plus rien Ã faire ici. AprÃ¨s avoir klaxonnÃ© Â«bling blingÂ» Ã qui mieux mieux, les journalistes les plus subversifs cancanent aujourdâhui Â«couac couacÂ» Ã la queue leu leu.
Je ne vois moi aucun couac mais au contraire une profonde cohÃ©rence, une logique parfaite guidant lâaction de notre prÃ©sident et de ses employeurs, pardon de ses amis.
La misÃ¨re et lâignorance sont des armes politiques. On supprime 10 000 postes de profs mais on propose dâencabaner les minots de moins de treize ans. Â«Les enfants du bagneÂ» chers Ã Marie Rouanet sont de retour, quelle rÃ©gression. LÃ encore personne dans les mÃ©dias pour se pencher sur les mÃ©canismes qui transforment toujours plus de loupiots en gremlins dÃ©jantÃ©s.
Un peuple instruit, bÃ©nÃ©ficiant dâune relative aisance matÃ©rielle, dâacquis sociaux, de services publics gratuits et performants, câest chiant, Ã§a en veut toujours plus, Ã§a connaÃ®t ses droits, Ã§a revendique, Ã§a se syndique, Ã§a veut pas faire nâimporte quel boulot pourri pour se payer ses surimisâ¦
En revanche, la paupÃ©risation accÃ©lÃ©rÃ©e de pans entiers de la population, lâÃ©croulement des classes moyennes, lâÃ©ducation et la formation dispensÃ©e selon les moyens des parents, permettent de pÃ©renniser le pouvoir de lâoligarchie et des castes qui la soutiennent.
Et si dâaventure, tout en bas, Ã§a branle un peu trop dans le manche, la dÃ©culturation gÃ©nÃ©ralisÃ©e permet de dÃ©tourner la colÃ¨re sociale vers un bouc-Ã©missaire consensuel, le musulman aujourdâhui, comme le juif avant-hier, les prÃ©toriens nâauront pas trop Ã se fouler le tonfa.
A lâallure oÃ¹ va le monde, le Â«Talon de ferÂ» de London sera bientÃ´t notre quotidien, New York 1997 nous semblera une utopie nÃ©o-fourieriste, Spinrad un auteur de contes pour enfants, et encore si on a du bol, si Ã§a tourne pas Mad Max et Malevil rÃ©unis.
Face aux timbrÃ©s du profit, en France la rÃ©sistance sâorganise. Au PS, on propose dâen causer un de ces quatre, une commission est chargÃ©e de dÃ©battre dâune date oÃ¹ pourraient commencer les dÃ©bats, quant au facteur sympa, il a promis de crÃ©er un parti anticapitaliste super chanmÃ© dÃ¨s la rentrÃ©e, Ã son retour de la plage. Le Pen nâayant pu sâempÃªcher, de dÃ©pit de sâÃªtre fait chouraver tous ses gimmicks, de refaire un peu de nÃ©gationnisme sous lui, les antifascistes vont se dÃ©fouler un brin, Ã§a fera des vacances aux joyeux turlupins rÃ©publicains de lâUMP qui ont bien du travail pour finir dâannihiler lâintÃ©gralitÃ© des acquis hÃ©ritÃ©s du Conseil National de la RÃ©sistance.
Et moi je continue Ã me taper une heure de route pour distribuer depuis dix ans, les mÃªmes Â«remÃ¨desÂ» aux toxicos, aux SDF et aux handicapÃ©s, afin que tous ces ininsÃ©rables ne nous cassent pas trop les pieds, tout en me demandant comment je vais expliquer la situation Ã mes mÃ´mes dâici quelques annÃ©es.
Le spectacle du chef de lâEtat sâempÃªtrant dans ses contradictions, affirmant tout et son contraire avec le mÃªme aplomb, nÃ©gatif exact du karcherisable racaillou paniquÃ©, pris la main dans le sac Ã la dame, a quelque chose de terrifiant. Il nous oblige Ã comprendre une fois pour toutes quâil nây a pas de grandes personnes, dâhomme providentiel. Il nous faut sortir du curieux rÃªve du citoyen confiant, du contribuable tranquille, il faut se rÃ©veiller. Lâabbattement est profond.
A ce monde qui Â«nâirait pas si vite sâil nâÃ©tait pas constamment menacÃ© par la proximitÃ© de son effondrementÂ» (Lâinsurrection qui vient, ComitÃ© invisible, La Fabrique Ã©ditions), il va nous falloir opposer notre lenteur, notre inertie, notre mauvaise volontÃ©, la dÃ©sobÃ©issance, la dÃ©sertion, tous les moyens qui permettent dâÃ©viter le choc frontal, parce que Â«combattre lâEmpire revient Ã Ãªtre contaminÃ© par sa dÃ©raison. Paradoxe : quiconque dÃ©fait un fragment de lâEmpire devient lâEmpire ; lâEmpire se propage comme un virus, il imprime sa forme sur ses ennemisÂ».(Siva, Philippe K.Dick).
Finalement le passage que mâavait conseillÃ© HonorÃ© ne mâa pas emballÃ©. En revanche, jâai trouvÃ©, en feuilletant la Bible au pif, ces extraits qui pourraient inspirer le chanoine de Latran :
(Jesus-Christ Twist par Reverend Beat-Man)
â¢ Thierry Pelletier â¢
|The influence of daylight exposure on platelet 5-HT levels in patients with major depression and schizophrenia|| LjubiÄiÄ, Äulijano and StipÄeviÄ, Tamara and Pivac, Nela and JakovljeviÄ, Miro and Muck-Å eler, Dorotea (2007) The influence of daylight exposure on platelet 5-HT levels in patients with major depression and schizophrenia. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology, 89 (2-3). pp. 63-69. ISSN 1011-1344 |
|The effects of olanzapine and fluphenazine on plasma cortisol, prolactin and muscle rigidity in schizophrenic patients: A double blind study|| JakovljeviÄ, Miro and Pivac, Nela and MihaljeviÄ-PeleÅ¡, Alma and MustapiÄ, Maja and Relja, Maja and LjubiÄiÄ, Äulijano and MarÄinko, Darko and Muck-Å eler, Dorotea (2007) The effects of olanzapine and fluphenazine on plasma cortisol, prolactin and muscle rigidity in schizophrenic patients: A double blind study. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, 31 (2). pp. 399-402. ISSN 0278-5846 (Print) |
|Cane sotto sequestro||Mi trovo in una situazione incresciosa. Mia sorella,affetta da una forma lieve di schizofrenia circa un mese fa ha buttato il proprio cane di quattro anni,simile volpino bianco,in un canale. Fortunatamente il cane Ã© stato salvato. Mia sorella Ã©scappata ma il microchip ha fatto risalire i vigili alla proprietaria. Lei non mi ha detto assolutamente niente e quando giorni fa le ho chhiechiesto del cane mi ha detto che era al canile. Io il giorno dopo vado al canile e mi dicono che il cane Ã© sotto sequestro e raccontano la vicenda. Vorrei sapere se un ente tipo la lida puÃ² chiedere l'ffido temporaneo e se lei puÃ³ avere acconti di pena per la sua salute mentale. Dimenticavo, Ã© sposata e suo marito Ã©iperprotettivo.|
|Sadik-Khan Blinks!||In a rare victory for sanity, the Bloombergistas have apparently thrown in the towel on turning 34th Street into a vast pedestrian mall. The NY Post reports in a story aptly headlined, The Miracle on 34th Street" "City officials are walking away from their controversial plan to turn 34th Street between Herald Square and Fifth Avenue into a pedestrian plaza -- citing repeated criticism of a scheme that would have shut down yet another major Midtown intersection. "There isn't going to be a plaza . . . The changes we are talking about reflect what we have heard from the community," Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan said yesterday."|
So we are finally getting some push back on the Bloombergistas' Copenhagen modeling: "The city's decision to scrap the plaza was welcomed by Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer as "a step in the right direction." "Clearly, discussions between the various stakeholders are having an impact," Stringer said. Residents and small-business owners in the neighborhood were outraged by the proposal, and said yesterday they were glad the city will let traffic keep flowing through the area. "It was a silly idea to start with. Why would you need to close it down?" said Sarah Mercer, 37. "It's a busy block. I'm glad they've come to their senses."
|Pursued by a Bear â episode 1|
This month’s endearingly ramshackle offerings: reviews of Little Light at Orange Tree Theatre, A Stab In The Dark at Lyric Hammersmith, The Eradication of Schizophrenia In Western Lapland at the Albany. Round the table are Catherine Love, Megan Vaughan, Annegret Marten and Tim Bano. Also, Brian Logan talks about his role at Camden People’s Theatre; … Continue reading Pursued by a Bear – episode 1
|James D Watson|
In 2007 Professor James D Watson, co-discoverer of the DNA double helix, was due to give a talk in Bristol as part of the city's annual Festival of Ideas. Then the dear old thing said something slightly stupid: in an interview with The Sunday Times he was quoted as saying that he was "inherently gloomy about the prospect of Africa" because "all our social policies are based on the fact that their intelligence is the same as ours - whereas all the testing says not really". The resulting brouhaha caused his tour to be cancelled, but I was lucky enough to talk to him shortly before this happened, and found him engaging and refreshingly direct. Here is the complete transcript of that interview which, due to space constraints, was edited down to less than half its length for the final print version (Venue Magazine, October 2007).
In his new book, Avoid Boring People, James Watson looks back on his extraordinary career and considers the lessons he has learnt along the way. The result is an engaging, original memoir and an insightful compendium of lessons in life for aspiring scientists.
Visiting Bristol as part of the Festival of Ideas, this is rare opportunity to meet one of the greatest scientists of the twentieth century.
Q: By the age of 12 you were appearing on Quiz Kids - a popular radio show â and you enrolled in University at just 15. How did your family cope with having such a precocious talent in their midst?
A: I wasnât considered a genius. The person who did the radio show lived next door: I was just fodder for the other kids, but I really liked learning and I just made it into University. I was never the sort of person who was pushed by his parents, but I learn fast.
Q: You initial interests at University were ornithology and zoology. Why the switch to genetics?
A: I saw myself as a naturalist. I was interested in the management of wildlife, thatâs where I saw my career going, then I read Erwin SchrÃ¶dinger's book - What Is Life - when I was 18 and that intrigued me. At the time physicists dominated the public impression of what scientists were, with the atom bomb and so on.
Q: In 1951 you relocated to the physics department of the University of Cambridge, where you met Francis Crick, a partnership that resulted in your discovery of the structure of DNA, the double helix, and being awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. That must have been an exciting time. Do you still get excited by scientific discoveries?
A: Yes I do. Right now thereâs the possibility that we could stop most cancers, or answer the argument between nature and nurture - why do the Greeks talk more than the Swedes, for example? Our opinion about these things is based on prejudice, we have no facts. I doubt that it will happen in my lifetime, but new discoveries are being made all of the time. Iâm still as excited by science as I was when I went to Cambridge. Francis was an exciting person to be around, a larger than life character.
Q: You left the Human Genome Project (a project to understand genetic make-up by identifying all the genes in the human genome) because you disagreed with attempts to acquire patents on gene sequences. How do you feel about that now?
A: Technically I was fired. It taught me a lesson, and thatâs to resign before you get fired if youâre incompatible with your boss! Iâm uncomfortable with patents that slow down research; if you have a medicine that will cure me then thatâs worthwhile, but the pace of cancer research has been slowed down by people owning patents. Using this for personal benefit is not a good thing; it belongs to the people of the world.
Q: Youâre a strong proponent of genetically modified crops. Do you still believe that the arguments against genetically modified crops are unscientific or irrational?
A: My belief is that, unless something can harm you go ahead. I donât think that anyone has gotten sick from genetically-modified crops, and just because something is natural doesnât make it safe. The opposition comes from leftists who want to blame everything on capitalism. Monsanto made an enormous mistake by patenting crops; the argument should be against corporate ownership. Sometimes people just get a bad throw of the genetic dice: I have a son who suffers from schizophrenia; my family has been touched by genetic injustice.
Q: Youâve been variously described as a humanist and an atheist. Has your opinion on the existence of God or a higher being changed as youâve got older?
A: No, not at all. I believe in reason, and thereâs no reason for believing. I like church music, I like church interiors; I was brought up a Christian but I see no reason to think that there is a God. There are a lot of times when the Catholic Church totally irritates me, although my Mother was Irish Catholic.
Q: Youâre not afraid of being controversial and provocative. In a 2003 documentary you said that low intelligence is an inherited disorder and that molecular biologists have a duty to devise screening tests to tackle stupidity. You were quoted by New Scientist as suggesting that the genes influencing beauty could also be engineered, saying âPeople say it would be terrible if we made all girls pretty: I think it would be greatâ, and your new book has been described as quirky, infuriating and engagingly eccentric. What can people attending your talk in Bristol expect?
A: Well, the book title has a double meaning, of course, and I think that Iâm trying not to bore people, and anyway Iâm so old now that Iâll soon stop! I like to write, but this will probably be my last book.
A rival in Cambridge changed my attitude to the world, and I always anticipated returning one day. I really look forward to being back in the UK and returning to places that Iâve visited before. Iâll be in constant motion, but Iâve not been to Bristol or Bath before and Iâm looking forward to that.
|Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - The Mirror Man Sessions (1967 us, acid experimetal blues rock - FLAC)|
This album has a goddamn long history. All of these tracks were recorded by Beefheart and the 'Magic Band' in October/November 1967 and were intended for his second album, to be called Mirror Man. Naturally, though, they were sacked by the record company who sure didn't expect the guy to rev up in his ferocious eccentricity at such a high speed. Still later, in 1968, some of these tracks were patched up by a producer and released in far less 'offensive' form as the Cap'n's second official album, Strictly Personal (without Beefheart's consent either!).
Still later, some of the original sessions were taken up and issued in 1975 as Mirror Man, presumably with the aim of restoring Beefheart's spoiled reputation after the two 'disastrously commercial' 1974 albums. Finally, still later, as late as 1999, the entire sessions, or at least, a major part of them, were salvaged and put together on one CD to form this disc. So naturally, this is the one album to have if you're interested in the progressing schizophrenia of Monsieur Coeur-de-Boeuf.
What's out here? Nine tracks, spread over 76 minutes - a stark contrast with the short near-minimalism of Trout Mask Replica. As the album progresses, the average running time of the tracks grows shorter, but the first four of them easily break the ten/twelve/fifteen minute barrier and run even further. And these aren't really complex progressive epics taking you in all possible directions; nope, these are lengthy sprawling blues jams, with two guitars, a harmonica and a mean old (er, young) bearded guy shouting out senseless lyrics about riding on tarotplanes and reformed candy corn.
They are not even really 'defiant' as far as typical blues structures go. There's almost no dissonance, even if the guitars aren't exactly meant to easily coordinate with each other; there's a lot of memorable riffs all over the place, and there are no 'solos' in the traditional sense, if you don't count the harmonica.
But dammit, I like this stuff. Now let me see, of course 19 minutes for something as stripped-down as 'Tarotplane' is is a bit TOO long, and the same goes for 'Mirror Man' and '25th Century Quaker'. But they certainly have an aura to them ('kiss my aura, Dora', as ol' Frank would say!), a strange aura of mystery and evilness that can't be transcribed all too well. It certainly has a lot of Beefheart's deconstructive mystification going on - essentially, like on TMR, they're playing this stuff to befuddle and confuse the listener, but it actually works better on here because there's no better way to befuddle and confuse the listener than to entice him with a musical form (generic blues) he thinks he knows too well and then suddenly transform it into a launchpad for something that eccentric.
These lengthy jams are essentially grooves. What do we like about grooves? The rhythm. The energy. In a metaphoric sense, a groove is as good as a certain pattern of life. You take upon a groove in the same way as you go through a certain life experience, be it funny, brutal, or sad. And these grooves certainly have that 'pattern' approach to them - only where a typical blues jam can be associated with life as it is, a Beefheart groove should be associated with life as it could be.
If I don't make myself clear, let me just remind you that this is a Captain Beefheart review. What did you expect, some Bay City Rollers algorhythm? If that's the case, I could remind you that '25th Century Quaker' possesses a first-rate slide guitar riff, with a strange Eastern flavor to it, and is thus fit for meditating to it. The best of all these lengthy tracks, though, is 'Kandy Korn', which begins almost as a pop song, with a funny vocal melody and an upbeat poppy bassline, but then goes into this lengthy and very jangly instrumental passage which is downright uplifting after all the subtle evil of the preceding three blues jams.
Then there are five shorter songs which are all in the same vein (i.e., they could all be fifty minutes just as well). 'Safe As Milk', which never made it to the original album, certainly rules... what's that, something like a country-rocker crossed with hard rock patterns? Something like that, ending in a competition to determine the best 'string scraper' for miles around.
'Beatle Bones 'N' Smokin' Stones' is supposedly a sneering attack on the meaningless 'psychedelic' lyrics of the Beatles and the Stones circa 1967, although the very idea of a rambling beatnik poet deriding a rambling psychedelic poet might seem kinda queer. At the best, it's WAY subtler and more 'polite' than Zappa's derision of the entire hippie counter-culture. You gotta love the Cap'n singing 'strawberry fields forever', too.
'Moody Liz' and 'Gimme Dat Harp Boy' have their moments, too, and you know what? The mean old Cap'n knows how to attract your attention, because every now and then out of all the trippy jamming jumps out a little pretty riff, like you know, very pretty, the one you could have been waiting for all your life! Like on 'Moody Liz', at 2:15 into the song. And then it goes away and you're waiting for it to come back, and it does! It does!
I'm gonna bring you to a conclusion now, because this review isn't really getting anywhere at all. You might want to know why the album earns a 9 when it sounds nothing like Safe As Milk and is universally deemed inferior to TMR. My irrational answer will be short and will go like this: "because it pleases my inner organs just as much as Safe As Milk and much more than TMR". My rational answer will not be much longer and will go like this: "because it still manages to preserve a good balance between accessible understandable music and eccentric weirdness". That said, you have to grow yourself some tolerance towards long unterminable blues jams. Maybe getting yourself some live Cream albums wouldn't be a bad idea.
by George Starostin
1. Tarotplane - 19:06
2. 25th Century Quaker - 9:48
3. Mirror Man - 15:44
4. Kandy Korn - 8:04
5. Trust Us - 7:20
6. Safe as Milk - 4:12
7. Beatle Bones N' Smokin' Stones - 3:09
8. Moody Liz - 4:30
9. Gimme Dat Harp Boy - 3:31
Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band
*Captain Beefheart â Vocals, Harmonica, Oboe
*Alex St. Clair Snouffer â Guitar
*Jeff Cotton â Guitar
*John French â Drums
*Jerry Handley â Bass
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|Scaramucciâs Mouth Leaks Expletives, Kill List, Whoâs âC--k Blockingâ Whom in the White House|
Newly minted Trump consigliere Anthony Scaramucci has brought a certain bull-in-a-china-shop aesthetic to a White House already accustomed to trampling things. Scaramucciâs first order of stomping business a week into his new gig: stop the leaks! The calling reporters and mouthing off about colleagues has got to stop, Scaramucci says, and heâs got a plan to stop it. What's the main thrust of the Scaramucci Doctrine on leaks so far? Scaramucci calling reporters and mouthing off about colleagues. The plan is brilliant in its unconvoluted simplicity. If that doesnât work, he says heâll fire everyone. And if that still doesnât do the trick, heâll kill everybody because you canât talk to reporters if youâre dead.
Scaramucci put his strategic vision into action Wednesday night when, after news leaked he was having dinner at the White House with President Trump, the First Lady, Sean Hannity, and former Fox News executive Bill Shine, he called New Yorker Washington correspondent Ryan Lizza and his mouth began leaking phallus-themed expletives like an Atlantic City pit boss before geysering whoâs doing what with their âcocksâ in the White House gossip.
Scaramucci started the call playing it straight. âWho leaked that to you?â he asked Lizza. âYouâre an American citizen, this is a major catastrophe for the American country. So Iâm asking you as an American patriot to give me a sense of who leaked it.â When Lizza declined the invitation to hang his source out to dry, Scaramucci moved on to Plan B. Leak on the leakers!
The âLet's Fire Everybody!â Plan Leak
âIs it an assistant to the President?â [Scaramucci] asked [about the leak]... âO.K., Iâm going to fire every one of them, and then you havenât protected anybody, so the entire place will be fired over the next two weeks.â
âWhat Iâm going to do is, I will eliminate everyone in the comms team and weâll start over...â
The Reince Priebus Is a Mentally Unwell Habitual âCock-Blockerâ Leak
âI fired one guy the other day. I have three to four people Iâll fire tomorrow. Iâll get to the person who leaked that to you. Reince Priebusâif you want to leak somethingâheâll be asked to resign very shortly.â
âReince is a fucking paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac,â Scaramucci said. He channelled Priebus as he spoke: ââOh, Bill Shine is coming in. Let me leak the fucking thing and see if I can cock-block these people the way I cock-blocked Scaramucci for six months.â â (Priebus did not respond to a request for comment.)
The People Are Going to Have to Go âFuck Themselvesâ Leak
âThe swamp will not defeat him,â [Scaramucci] said, breaking into the third person. âTheyâre trying to resist me, but itâs not going to work. Iâve done nothing wrong on my financial disclosures, so theyâre going to have to go fuck themselves.â
The Steve Bannon Tries to âSuck His Own Cockâ Leak
âIâm not Steve Bannon, Iâm not trying to suck my own cock,â [Scaramucci] said, speaking of Trumpâs chief strategist. âIâm not trying to build my own brand off the fucking strength of the President. Iâm here to serve the country.â (Bannon declined to comment.)
The Reince Priebus Is Out to Get Me Leak
âHe didnât get the hint that I was reporting directly to the President,â [Scaramucci] said. âAnd I said to the President here are the four or five things that he will do to me.â His list of allegations included leaking the Hannity dinner and the details from his financial-disclosure form.
The My Back Up Plan Is to Kill Everyone Leak
âWhat I want to do is I want to fucking kill all the leakers and I want to get the Presidentâs agenda on track so we can succeed for the American people,â [Scaramucci said].
The Iâve Called the Cops on the Leakers Leak
âIâve called the F.B.I. and the Department of Justice,â [Scaramucci said].
âO.K., the Mooch showed up a week ago,â he said. âThis is going to get cleaned up very shortly, O.K.? Because I nailed these guys. Iâve got digital fingerprints on everything theyâve done through the F.B.I. and the fucking Department of Justice...â
âWell, the felony, theyâre gonna get prosecuted, probably, for the felony.â He added, âThe lie detector startsââ but then he changed the subject and returned to what he thought was the illegal leak of his financial-disclosure forms.
The Iâve Gotta Go, but Itâs the Other Guy Thatâs Crazy Leak
Scaramucci said he had to get going. âYeah, let me go, though, because Iâve gotta start tweeting some shit to make this guy crazy.â
Scaramucci should call the FBI on himself.
Kata Om Wiki, Schizophrenia atau Skizofrenia ( /ËskÉªtsÉµËfrÉniÉ/ atau /ËskÉªtsÉµËfriËniÉ/) adalah kelainan mental yang ditandai oleh gangguan proses berpikir dan respon emosi yang lemah. Keadaan ini pada umumnya dimanifestasikan dalam bentuk halusinasi pendengaran, paranoid atau waham yang ganjil, atau cara berbicara dan berpikir yang kacau, dan disertai dengan disfungsi sosial dan pekerjaan yang signifikan.
Singkatnya gini gan..
Schizophrenia adalah penyakit mental yang mengganggu kemampuan seseorang untuk memahami realitas atau menafsirkan kenyataan secara berbeda.
Orang dengan schizophrenia dapat mendengar suara yang tidak didengar orang lain atau mereka dapat percaya bahwa orang lain membaca pikiran mereka, mengendalikan pikiran mereka atau berencana menyakiti mereka. Pengalaman-pengalaman ini amat mengerikan dan dapat menyebabkan ketakutan, kecanduan atau kemarahan yang ekstrim. Orang dengan schizophrenia dapat berbicara yang tidak masuk akal, dapat duduk selama berjam-jam tanpa bergerak atau banyak bicara, atau dapat terlihat baik-baik saja sampai mereka mengatakan apa yang sebenarnya mereka pikirkan.
Schizophrenia yang dalam bahasa awam berarti sakit jiwa alias gila. Seseorang dikatakan terkena Schizophrenia jika limitasi dan judgement terhadap realitasnya berubah dengan kata lain kesadaran mereka berubah, bukan menurun seperti orang yang gegar otak.
Para pakar telah mengklasifikasikan Schizophrenia menjadi 5 subtipe, berdasarkan gejala yang dialami oleh penderitanya.Simak terus!
5 Tipe Schizophrenia :
1. Schizophrenia Paranoid
Adalah satu jenis schizophrenia di mana penderitanya mengalami delusi dan halusinasi pendengaran. Mereka percaya bahwa ada orang lain yang bersekongkol melawan mereka, atau orang-orang yang mengirim pesan kepada mereka melalui telvisi, radio, dsb. Mereka merasa sedang dimata-matai oleh orang yang mereka percaya. Mendengar suara-suara yang mengomentari perilaku mereka, berbicara dengan mereka, dan menyuruh mereka untuk melakukan sesuatu. Jenis schizophrenia ini dianggap paling mudah untuk diobati dibandingkan dengan jenis lainnya.
2. Schizophrenia Tidak Teratur
Mereka berperilaku seperti anak kecil, bicara tidak teratur, dan perilkau serta proses pemikiran yang tidak biasa. Mereka tidak mampu mengatur pikiran mereka dan berpikir dengan logis. Mereka juga cadel dalam berbicara, membuatnya sulit untuk dipahami atas apa yang mereka bicarakan. Memiliki suara yang monotn, ekspresi wajah kosong atau bergerak dan berperilkau tanpa arah. Mereka tidak bisa mengurus diri sendiri, seperti kebersihan diri. Hali ini membuat mereka merasa gelisah dan frustasi.
3. Schizophrenia Katatonik
Penderitanya tidak terkoordinasi, merasa canggung, dan memiliki perangai yang tidak biasa. Memliki gangguan dalam gerakan. Mereka cenderung untuk membuat gerakan berulang-ulang yang tidak biasa, seperti mengepakan tangan atau kaki mereka. Dalam beberapa kasus, penderita tipe ini akan duduk, berdiri, atau tinggal dalam posisi yang aneh selama berjam-jam bahkan berhari-hari. Mereka benar-benar tidak mampu mengurus diri sendiri karena perilaku mereka. Kadang orang tersebut mengulangi satu kata atau kalimat berulang-ulang.
4. Schizophrenia Residual
Penderita gangguan jenis ini menunjukan gejala seperti suara yang monoton, wajah kosong, kurangnya kebahagiaan, ketidakmampuan untuk melakukan suatu kegiatan yang direncanakan, kurangnya interaksi dengan orang lain. Orang ini membutuhkan bantuan dalam kegiatan sehari-hari karena mereka tidak bisa mengurus diri sendiri.
5. Schizophrenia Tidak Terdiferensiasi
Schizophrenia ini adalah jenis yang menunjukan gejala yang tidak dapat dikategorikan Ini berarti ada gejala yang berbeda dan menonjol dalam setiap jenis, tetapi tidak dapat dikelompokkan ke dalam salah satu dari jenis schizophrenia.
Penyebab Schizophrenia :
Beberapa peneliti percaya bahwa penyakit ini dapat terjadi akibat unsur kimia pada otak bermasalah, termasuk neurotransmiter dopamin dan glutamat. Hal ini telah dibuktikan dari sebuah studi neuroimaging yang menunjukkan perbedaan dalam struktur otak dan sistem saraf pusat dari penderita schizophrenia.
Resiko terbesar timbulnya schizophrenia adalah adanya hubungan saudara tingkat pertama dengan penyakit (risikonya 6.5%); lebih dari 40% pada kembar monozigotik dari penderita schizophrenia juga terpengaruh.
Faktor lingkungan berhubungan dengan timbulnya schizophrenia diantaranya adalah lingkungan tempat tinggal, penggunaan obat dan stres masa kehamilan.
Faktor lain yang memainkan peranan penting termasuk isolasi sosial dan imigrasi yang berhubungan dengan kesulitan sosial, diskriminasi rasial, dssfungsi keluarga, pengangguran, dan kondisi perumahan yang buruk.
c. Penyalahgunaan Obat
Sejumlah obat dihubungkan dengan timbulnya schizophrenia, termasuk kanabis, kokain, dan amfetamin. Meskipun tidak secara umum dipercaya sebagai satu sebab penyakit, penderita skizofrenia menggunakan nikotin dengan rerata yang jauh lebih besar dibandingkan populasi pada umumnya.
d. Faktor Perkembangan
Faktor-faktor seperti hipoksia dan infeksi, atau stres dan malnutrisi pada ibu di masa perkembangan janin, dapat mengakibatkan sedikit peningkatan resiko skizofrenia di kemudian hari.
Cara Mengobati Schizophrenia :
Schizophrenia adalah kondisi kronis yang membutuhkan penanganan seumur hidup . Meskipun gejalanya sudah mereda, penderitanya memerlukan bantuan obat-obatan dan terapi. Gejala schizophrenia baru akan mereda setelah beberapa minggu pengobatan. Obat-obatan digunakan untuk mengontrol gejala schizophrenia yang muncul. Dokter mungkin akan memberikan jenis atau dosis obat yang berbeda-beda, bergantung pada perkembangan pasien .
Terapi juga sangat dibutuhkan. Beberapa jenis terapi yang bisa dilakukan misalnya terapi keluarga, terapi individual, pelatihan kemampuan bersosialisasi, dan rehabilitasi kemampuan bekerja. Keluarga dan orang-orang di sekitar penderita schizophrenia juga harus aktif berperan. Mereka perlu mengetahui cara menangani stres, mencari informasi tentang schizophrenia, bergabung dengan support group, dan fokus terhadap keinginan untuk membaik
Sumber : Agan inind. From Kaskus
|The Case of the Exploding Can of Sardines|
A former Australia Post mail officer who claimed an exploding can of sardines contributed to a work-related psychiatric condition has had his claim dismissed by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT).
Dennis Borg worked as a mail officer. His employment was terminated in 2009 for ongoing absences. His work essentially involved processing mail.Â
On 2 November 1997, Mr Borg was in a kitchen at work preparing his lunch when a can of sardines on the stove nearby exploded spraying hot oil onto his arm. He made a claim for compensation for burns to his arm and for anxiety.Â Australia Post accepted liability for the burns but initially did not accept the claim for anxiety. Liability was subsequently accepted until 4 May 1998, after which time it was declined following a report from psychiatrist, Dr Leonard Lee.
Mr Borg sought reconsideration of the decision but was unsuccessful. He complained about what he considered to be an unsatisfactory response by Australia Post in investigating the circumstances of the exploding can.Â His complaint was rejected by Australia Post’s board of reference but Borg continued with his complaints about the incident and in September 1998 Borg was referred to psychologist, Peter Jones, for assessment.
In the AAT, Mr Borg contended he sustained a psychiatric condition that was either caused or aggravated by his employment with Australia Post. He claimed Australia Post’s failure to accept his injuries were work related; the lack of support shown when he complained; that he had some underlying psychiatric problems that should have been identified and addressed, as far back as 2005; and the stress of Australia Post refusing to allow him to return to work in 2008 led to his psychosis in mid-2009. Australia Post argued Borg had underlying psychiatric conditions and there was no medical evidence Borg’s employment caused, or aggravated, them. Even if there was evidence on causation, liability was excluded by reasonable administrative action, it argued.
Dr Lee was of the opinion that Mr Borg “became resentful after he was splashed with hot oil as he felt that nobody took notice of him or attempted to investigate the matter. His main reaction was anger and I believe this caused him to express it through absenteeism”.Â Dr Lee concluded Mr Borg “began to perceive management as aggressive and incompetent and took what I consider to be an excessive period of leave, from November 1997 to January 1998. I believe he was exaggerating or malingering anxiety when he was angry and resentful”.
The Tribunal said there was no dispute Mr Borg had a psychiatric condition, either schizophrenia or an underlying paranoid personality disorder, and the condition was stable when Mr Borg was medicated. But the “key issue in dispute” was whether Borg’s psychiatric condition was caused or contributed to by his employment with Australia Post.Â Â The AAT found there was evidence Mr Borg suffered anxiety as a result of the work incident in November 1997, which escalated from 1998 until early 2001.Â However ultimately, the AAT found there was insufficient evidence to support a finding Borg had an ongoing psychiatric condition. “Furthermore, the medical evidence and the employment records suggest any anxiety arising out of the November 1997 incident had resolved by at least 2001.”Â
|Vitamin B1 (Thiamin): Role in the Body & Benefits||Role in the Body|
Thiamin is involved in the breakdown of carbohydrates for energy. It is also important for brain function, memory and mental performance, proper growth, appetite, and heart function.
Good sources of thiamin include: pork, beef liver, fish, fortified breads, cereals, flour, and pasta, wheat germ, whole grains, nuts, sunflower seeds, beans, and peas.
Who Is at Risk for Deficiency?
Alcoholics are the group most at risk. Thiamin deficiency is also more common in schizophrenics, long-term kidney-dialysis patients, diabetics and the elderly. You may need more thiamin if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, take oral contraceptives, have an overactive thyroid or are on a high-carbohydrate diet. Large amounts of coffee and tea may also reduce the body's absorption of thiamin.
Thiamin may prevent canker sores.
There is no known toxicity.
|Transitioning to Transgenderâ¦................................Skeptic.|
Practicing my clickbait titleâ¦.howâd I do?
So debate has been raging about transgender bathrooms, transgender pronouns, how we welcome transgender folks into society, etc. I read an article on CNN about âgender fluidity,â which featured a story on a woman who sometimes felt like a man (confident, aggressive, etc.), and sometimes felt like a woman (vulnerable, passive). It all got me thinkinâ....
I understand societyâs attempt to deal with a complicated issue that really hasnât been relevant in the past, but I question whether we are asking the right questions.
I am of the opinion that if one can live their life in a way that makes them happy without harming others, then I take no issue. Dress as a woman, have sex with balloons, hang yourself from nipple clamps from the ceiling, etc. I see nothing morally problematic.
But I think it would be a mistake to group transgender people in with those who have different sexual preferences. Not to make a large point based on the naturalistic fallacy here, but there are examples of homosexuality in nature. There is no case yet, as far as I know, of an animal ripping its own genitals off and replacing it with the ripped off genitals of another species.
I see the mental state of a transgender person as existing on a spectrum, and this spectrum is divided arbitrarily between sexual preference and psychological disorder. In society today, I am confident I would get a ton of blowback for suggesting transgender is a psychological disorder, but my goal isnât to offend; rather, I am trying to drawn comparisons and distinctions between somebody who feels they are the wrong gender physically, and somebody who, for instance, believes that their arm isnât their own and must have it amputated immediately (apotemnophilia).
Progressive podcast hosts like Dan Savage claim a distinction between gender identity and sexual orientation. In the case of transgender folks, we have a situation where people have an overwhelming feeling that the external reality of their appearance doesnât match with their mental identity of themselves. What is the difference between a person who feels like a limb isnât their own, and a person who feels like their genitals are not their own? Is society calling for accessibility to procedures where people should voluntarily be permanently disabled (blinded, deafened) by a medical procedure offered by doctors? A schizophrenic and a transgender person are the same in that in both cases, they have a mental model of the world that doesnât match up with the external reality. Yet, in one case, we actively pursue a medication to change the mental state, and in another, we seek medical procedures to edit the physical body.
Why is there such a stigma associated with the discussion around whether we can treat transgender as a mental hiccup? On what philosophical basis could one make the case that it is ethically right to pursue long, painful, and expensive procedures to change oneâs outward physical appearance, but ethically wrong to strive to change the mental state of such a person so that their mental projection of themselves matches the physical? I understand that we may not have the medical or psychological treatments to do the latter; however, even approaching the subject is taboo.
Again, not intentionally being offensive, but I would imagine that changing somebodyâs mental state to make them identify as the gender they are born as would be way easier, less expensive, and overall less problematic than actually modifying the physical body. Why has society not even considered pursuing this option?
|NAJJJJLEPÅ I GRAFITI...........||Nisu baš grafiti ali su zanimljive doskočice!
* Due to a mixup in Urology, orange juice will not be served this morning.
* He who is still laughing hasn't yet heard the bad news.
* Bride: A woman with a fine prospect of happines behind her.
* Time is nature's way of making sure that everything doesn't happen at once.
* If you survive death, you can probably survive anything.
* Don't take life too seriously, you won't get out of it alive.
* To err is human. To forgive is unusual.
* The one who says it can't be done should never interrupt the one doing it.
* Why bother building any more nuclear warheads until we use the ones we have?
* Always take both skis off before hanging them up.
* I don't have any solution, but I certainly admire the problem.
* Math is like love; a simple idea, but it can get complicated.
* Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.
* The shortest distance between two points is through hell.
* People who think they know everything greatly annoy those of us who do.
* Life is uncertain, so eat dessert first.
* Give a skeptic an inch and he'll measure it.
* If you have to travel on the Titanic, why not go first class?
* Telepathy: Knowing what people think when really they don't think at all.
* A theory is better than its explanation.
* Everyone needs belief in something. I believe I'll have another beer.
* All probabilities are really 50%. Either a thing will happen or it won't.
* Who cares about procreation, as long as it tickles?
* Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.
* I can't give you brains, but I can give you a diploma.
* Give me a sleeping pill and tell me your troubles.
* Paranoid schizophrenics outnumber their enemies at least two to one.
* Most people get lost in thought because it is unfamiliar territory.
* Technique: A trick that works.
* Laugh, and the world ignores you. Crying doesn't help either.
* Puritan: Someone who is deathly afraid that someone somewhere is having fun.
|Esteri di mer 17/05||1-Emmanuel Macron presenta il suo governo...â SarÃ all'insegna del rinnovamento e della riconciliazioneâ..promette il nuovo Presidente francese. ( Francesco Giorgini) ..2-âGli Stati Uniti sono vittime di una schizofrenia politicaâ: Vladmir Putin passa all'attacco dopo lo scoop del Washington Post. ..Il presidente russo si dice pronto a fornire al congresso ..americano la trascrizione del colloquio tra Trump e il suo ministro degli esteri Lavrov...3-Liberata Chelsea Manning la talpa di Wilikelaks. ..L'ex soldato, condannata per spionaggio, ha passato 7 anni in carcere e senza l'intervento di Obama sarebbe uscita nel 2045. ..( Riccardo Noury â Amnesty Italia) ..4-Presidenziali iraniane. Ultimo giorno della campagna elettorale...Oggi focus sulla condizione delle donne a Teheran. ..5-Indonesia. Copia gay sorpresa nella stessa stanza condannata a 85 frustate. ( Emanuele Valenti) ..6-Progetti sostenibili: nel New Jersey le vecchie fabbriche tessili trasformate in fattorie urbane. ( Fabio Fimiani)..7-Romanzo a fumetti: Morgan Lost, memorie di una telecamera. ..( Maurizio Principato)|
|Naturally Nails: OPI Skyfall collection - Live and Let Die + Where to find Deborah Lippmann and Butter London in Singapore|
HEY EVERYONE! Hope everything's been fine. Big shoutout to all those in UNI with fast approaching exams. All the best to you! Speaking of school, I've just found a gem in NUS. Don't ask me why I'm so lag in knowing this but DID YOU KNOW that over at YIH (Yusof Ishak House) on the level of the kopital and toastbox, there lies a humble little carriage and within carries a seletion of all you can imagine polishes! Ok not that exaggerated but it sure does carry alot and pretty updated too. For all those looking for the OPI 18k carat gold flake top coat from the Skyfall collection, I'm proud to say that you may find it there. Fair warning, it is VERY EXPENSIVE. Even the owner himself admitted LOL $34. O.M.G. For those dying to get your hands on the top coat but are really put off by the price, you can check out this vid I stumbled across on YT - How to DIY 24k Gold foil polish (I forget the title LOL but it's something like that)
Anyway, other than the normal OPI, China etc etc, he also carries, believe or it. DEBORA LIPPMANN AND BUTTER LONDON POLISHES. Hallelujah! Ok, then comes the price deterrace. $32 and $22 respectively. Quality really aptly put comes with a price. $$$$$$. Boo =( Why in the world am I giving free advertisement to this guy? Don't know. Was too excited about my find that I just had to share it with you guys. I asked the dude how long he'd be at NUS for, he said, to the end of the year. He's trying to get the spot for next year as well but he is already an ex student and that spot is sadly given priority to students. So cross our fingers and hope that he'll still be there. If not, he'll disappear somewhere and it'll be another hide and seek.
Ok that was a little too much rambling. Reminds me of Blaire (Juicystar 07). Her intros are always really long but I can undestand why. If I were to have a YT account, I would too be rambling HAHAHAH Like how I am now again!
Onward to the nail look. Here's what I had on for the week.
OPI Live and Let Die (Skyfall 2012 collection)
As you keen eyed people have probably noticed, the polish has worn off the tips of my nails. This is because it's about hmms 4 days old and I do a lot of typing, excessive perhaps and I was studding my shorts so..... YUP. Wear and tear damage. Please forgive and ignore.
Live and Let die is a blacked green with mainly gold shimmer plus random bits of green and ?red shimmer as well. It's a gorgeous colour. You could seroiusly get away with 1 coat of this baby but again I went with 2 and top coat just because. It's OPAQUE MAX in 1 coat. Check out how it looks with one coat. (vampy Varnish's post). Application was smooth as butter with zero streaks. L.O.V.E.L.Y
Here's a close up of the sparkles. PRETTY. Really pretty up close.
I know I know, it looks BLACK. I won't deny that because it really does. Especially when there's poor lighting and ESP so if you are a guy. Just imagine that it's a little green? LOL pardon the generalisation but there was this joke on 9gag going aroiund about guys being irrtated that there are so many names for different shades of colours when all they see is one colour. Unfortunately I can't find that post. Anyways, my beloved boyfriend also couldn't really catch the green under poor lighting. It's really more of a subtle thing, like it's almost black but NOT. I love that.
As much as I adore this gorgeous shade, TBH (to be honest) I'm a little disappointed. This had the potential to be SO MUCH MORE but it isn't. Really sad that the sparkle only shows up ever so slightly on the nails. You really have to look for it, it doesn't even really glitter in the sunlight like Edward Cullen does (yet another movie that I refused to chase but have heard too much about). It glissens so much more in the bottle. Am I being anal? Perhaps but this is supposed to be quality nail polish after all, every detail counts. Maybe I didn't shake the bottle enough. OMG maybe I didn't, ok I will try a coat now. Ok that got my hopes up too high, it's still the same intensity of shimmer. Oh well. =(
Here's another picture of the shimmer back when I had just finished painting my nails. LOOK no chip marks!
See what I mean about the sparkle, kinda too little going on. Alll in all I'm really having a schizo time with this polish. As much as I love it, I dont because it's gorgeous but disaapointing. Does that make sense? Like it could have been better! You know the whole it's good but not great thing that gets on overy ALMOST dean's listers nerve MUAHAHAH. I envisioned it so much prettier as I've repeated quite a few times like a broken recorder. Will I still wear it though? YES I WILL. See what I mean. Schizo.
We are mid way through November now. It's ALMOST XMAS! I love xmas despite the lack of snow in our tropical country. It's the whole festive thing that really excites me. Actually no wait, my family and I will be away for xmas, in the land of Seoul! That I really can't wait! Shopping (not for clothes) and EATING. Have I ever mentioned how much I LOVE Korean cuisine. Spicy is right up my alley. Not to mention all the bbq meat and seafood. My salivary glands are really working now.
Anyways, we're in monsson season now. It's been raining CATS AND DOGS HERE. Everyday the heavy raindroplets pour down relentlessly on every rooftop I'm under. Not to mention, my friend and I got HORRENDOUSLY DRENCHED in the crazy rain EVEN WITH AN UMBRELLA. It was the crazy wind, I was soaked from neck down, but I'm thankful my head wias dry and my hair didn't messed up. Also I thank god for jelly flats (from little things she needs), my shoes were immune to the wet water and little acidic rain WHOOO! My friend on the other hand had to unfortunately get a cheap pair of slippers because it would have been a real disaster if her marc jacobs horse hair shoes was soaked. Now we wouldn't want that would we. Just when I thought the whole rain saga was over and that I escaped kinda unscathed, I had to find something horrific when I looked at myself in the mirror. Now I didn't get struck by lightning but my white top got stained by my bag handle.... UGHHHHHHHH. Unfortunately, my damp white top (which was fortunately thick enough to prevent an awkward situation) kinda caused the colour to run =((( Now I have weird bag strap stains on my top =( Well, the plus side is that the weather's really cool and AWESOME FOR SNOOZING although bad if you have to drag yourself to work. UGHH. I guess this is our version of winter.
Once again I am guilty of rambling. This is a disease I tell you but thanks for making it all the way down here =) LOVE YOU!
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|Preklad na striebornom jazere (mironov)||Dnes by som sa rÃ¡d podelil oÂ svoje âbest of" v nekoneÄnej rubrike hlÃºpych kniÅ¾nÃ½ch aÂ filmovÃ½ch prekladov. VÅ¾dy keÄ na nejakÃ½ natrafÃm, reagujem takmer schizofrenicky. Ãno, vÃ¤ÄÅ¡inou sa Å¡kodoradostne bavÃm... AleÂ niekedy ma ide rozhodiÅ¥ nad odflÃ¡knutou robotou aÂ systÃ©mom, ktorÃ½ podobnÃ© preÅ¡Ä¾apy umoÅ¾Åuje servÃrovaÅ¥ Å¡irokej verejnosti ako na striebornom podnose.|
|Watch: LeVar Burton In âPerceptionâ â New TNT Summer Drama From Trek Vets Sussman & Biller||TNT has just announced their summer schedule which includes a new show called Perception from veteran Star Trek writer/producers Kenneth Biller and Mike Sussman. Starring Eric McCormack, Perception is a different kind of procedural and it will feature Star Trek: The Next Generation’s LeVar Burton in a recurring role. See video previews of the show below, along with behind the scenes video of LeVar. LeVar Burton in ‘Perception’ from Trek vets Biller and Sussman Following their collaborating on the fantasy series Legend of the Seeker, Star Trek writer/producers Mike Sussman (w/ 33 writing credits for Enterprise & Voyager) and Kenneth Biller (with 35 Voyager writing credits, and two as director) created Perception for TNT. The show is a different kind of procedural, starring Eric McCormack (Will and Grace, Free Enterprise). Here is the official synopsis: In Perception, Eric McCormack plays Dr. Daniel Pierce, an eccentric neuroscience professor with paranoid schizophrenia who is recruited by the FBI to help solve complex cases. Pierce has an intimate knowledge of human behavior and a masterful understanding of the way the mind works. He also has an uncanny ability to see patterns and look past people’s conscious emotions to see what lies beneath. Also on board is Star Trek: The Next Generation’s LeVar Burton, who has a recurring role as the long-time friend of Dr. Pierce and dean of his university. LeVar will be in 6 out of 10 episodes in the first season. The premiere is on Monday July 9 at 10 PM. Here are some preview videos about the show and with LeVar behind the scenes. Series overview LeVar on his puking/morgue scene:|
|Psychotic Symptoms in Childhood Not Specific To Adult Schizophrenia||Psychotic symptoms in children and adolescence, such as paranoia, hallucinations, and delusions, are relatively common and can be associated with a range of diagnoses.Â Nevertheless, their presence understandably leads to tremendous concern on the part of patients, families, and clinicians about the possibility of an emerging thought disorder such as schizophrenia.Â This article offers important […]|
|Are big brains to blame for schizophrenia?||Could mental illness be the price we pay for our bulging brains? The idea has been knocking around for some time now as an explanation for autism, depression and other diseases.|
It's an attractive thought. Over the past two million years, the human brain has nearly doubled in size, perhaps birthing to consciousness, language and religious belief. Mental illness could be an unfortunate side effect of our overactive, over-wired and over-stimulated brains, the theory goes.
But the melding of two highly contentious and often speculative lines of research - the biology of mental illness and human evolution - demands we take any argument with a heaping pinch of salt.
The latest, published in Genome Biology, connects a big brain's energy demands to schizophrenia. It comes from Philipp Khaitovich, of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, and his colleagues.
They looked at genes expressed in the brain that had been selected for in human evolution and compared them to genes that are turned excessively up or down in people with schizophrenia. Lo and behold, the researchers found some overlap, especially among genes involved in powering cells.
Next, Khaitovich's team compared the levels of 21 metabolic chemicals found in post-mortem brains of humans (both with and without schizophrenia) and chimpanzees. Nine of the chemicals - which come from the break-down of sugars, neurotransmitters and fats - showed different levels in people that had schizophrenia and other people.
When the researchers compared the levels of these 21 chemicals in the brains of humans and primates via a mathematical analysis, those same nine chemicals stuck out. Their levels were more likely to vary between humans and chimps than the other 12. In other words, some of the significant metabolic chemical differences between human and chimp brains are disrupted in people with schizophrenia.
However, post-mortem brain research is notoriously unreliable. A person's (or chimp's) age, sex, cause of death and post-mortem interval - the time between death and when the brain is preserved - can all muck up chemicals in the brain.
And schizophrenia genetics is notoriously fickle, with few studies implicating the same genes. Just last week, two teams revealed a host of genetic differences that seem to predispose some people to schizophrenia, but these mutations only account for half of 1% of all cases.
On the human evolution side, no one doubts that genetic change drove the development of bigger brains, and it follows that more cells with more connections demand more energy.
But Khaitovich's team notes that their analysis of the genetic changes that occurred during human evolution can only peer back 200,000 years, when some of the modern lineages of humans began to gel. Yet fossil records show that our ancestor's brains started swelling a full two million years ago.
So while it's interesting to ponder whether debilitating mental illnesses like schizophrenia and bipolar syndrome are a product of our big brains, the evidence just isn't there yet.
Ewen Callaway, online reporter
|HudebnÃ zÃ¡zraky a propadÃ¡ky II. plus ohlÃ©dnutÃ za Febiofestem|
ToÅ¾ pÅ¯lka roka je za nÃ¡mi, takÅ¾e si udÄlÃ¡me malou rekapitulaci vyÅ¡lÃ½ch novinek. K tomu pÅidÃ¡m pÃ¡r tipÅ¯ z bÅeznovÃ©ho Febiofestu a na novÃ© seriÃ¡ly. A jako bonus pÃ¡r knÃÅ¾ek. A jo, Å¾iju :D.
Tenhle ÄlÃ¡nek uÅ¾ mÃ¡m rozepsanÃ½ nÄkdy ze zaÄÃ¡tku Äervna. Jen jaksi poÅÃ¡d nÄjakÃ© zmÄny, a to jeÅ¡tÄ nejsou u konci, v prÃ¡ci teprve zaÄne frmol... Znovu. Ale to bych se k ÄlÃ¡nkÅ¯m nedostala snad uÅ¾ nikdy, toÅ¾ nÄjak se zaÄÃt musÃ.
Anastasia: Resurrection 7/10
Po vÃce jak pÄti letech (nepoÄÃtaje album coververzÃ z r. 2012) se Anastacia vracÃ tam, kde skonÄila. Album sice ukazuje, Å¾e se opÄt nÄkam posunula, ale stÃ¡le je to ona a jejÃ typickÃ½ sprock. Na albu se opÄt texty nesou v duchu boje s nemocÃ (uÅ¾ po nÄkolikÃ¡tÃ© porazila rakovinu) a hudebnÄ je to v podstatÄ to, na co jsme zvyklÃ. Jen by neÅ¡kodilo trochu vÃc drajvu a pÃ¡r kapek originality navÃc. Ve sbÃrce mi album chybÄt nebude, ale kdyÅ¾ na nÃ dostanu chuÅ¥, asi si radÅ¡i poslechnu bestofku Pieces of Dream. Tahle novinka je pÅÃjemnÃ¡ deska, ale Å¾Ã¡dnÃ© velkÃ© pÅekvapenÃ. Standard verze deset songÅ¯, deluxe pak patnÃ¡ct. Tahle holka mi pÅirostla k srdci debutovÃ½m albem a hitovkou I'm Outta Love. I kdyÅ¾ tÅeba tÅetÃ Åadovku Anastacia miluju a ÄtyÅka mi pÅirostla k srdci hlavnÄ dÃky praÅ¾skÃ©mu koncertu, tak tenhle hit prostÄ nemÃ¡ Å¡anci nic pÅekonat.
Paloma Faith: A Perfect Contradiction 6,5/10
Tahle Britka vtrhla do vod britskÃ©ho popu pÅed dvÄma lety s druhÃ½m albem Fall to Grace jako uragÃ¡n a pro mÄ zÅ¯stÃ¡vÃ¡ jednou z mÃ½ch nejoblÃbenÄjÅ¡Ãch desek. TÅetÃ album je sice fajn, ale tÃ© skvÄlÃ© kombinace svÄÅ¾esti, rÅ¯znorodosti a zÃ¡rovÄÅ konzistence sofomornÃho alba podle mÄ nedosÃ¡hlo. To uÅ¾ se mi zdÃ¡ lepÅ¡Ã debut. Album je konzistentnÃ, ale chybÃ mu ta jiskra. ZatÃm mÄ moc nechytlo, ale Å¡anci mu jeÅ¡tÄ dÃ¡m. ZmÃnÃm Only Love Can Hurt Like This, kterÃ¡ vÃ¡m pÅipomene Duffy (naprosto ÃºÅ¾asnÃ½ debut a s dvojkou, kterÃ¡ tak nÄjak zaÅ¡umÄla, se po nÃ slehla zem), Just Can't Rely On You a z ÃºÅ¾asnÃ© dvojky pak Agony, Picking Up The Pieces nebo 30 Minute Love Affair. KdyÅ¾ si uvÄdomim, Å¾e jsem tuhle divnou pani Å¡mahem odsoudila potÃ©, co jsem ji vidÄla poprvÃ© vystupovat jako totÃ¡lnÄ nudnou... Ach jÃ¡ blÃ¡znivÃ¡!
Sarah McLachlan: Shine On 8/10
Od tÃ©hle kÅehkÃ© vÃly jsme spÃÅ¡e zvyklÃ na melancholickÃ© nahrÃ¡vky. Sarah vÃ¡s zde vÅ¡ak pÅekvapÃ velkou dÃ¡vkou hudebnÃho optimismu, tÅeba v In Your Shoes. OvÅ¡em z textÅ¯ vÄtÅ¡inou dÃ½chÃ¡ smutno. KlasickÃ¡ Sarah, co vÃ¡s dokÃ¡Å¾e zahÅÃ¡t na srdci, i kdyby zpÃvala o konci svÄta. Tady nenÃ nic moc co rozebÃrat. Sarah, i kdyÅ¾ spÃÅ¡e v pozitivnÄjÅ¡Ã podobÄ, i kdyÅ¾ spÃÅ¡e naoko :). Ze starÅ¡Ã tvorby zkuste naprosto dokonalou Full Of Grace, pak tÅeba asi nejznÃ¡mnÄjÅ¡Ãho Angela nebo soundtrackovou hitovku Silence. Nevim proÄ, ale se Sarah se mi obÄas vybavÃ jeÅ¡tÄ tenhle song, kterÃ½ s nÃ nemÃ¡ co dÄlat, ale mÃ¡m ho s nÃ bÅ¯hvÃ proÄ spojenÃ½. Alias to nej z filmovÃ©ho SbÄratele kostÃ jsou zÃ¡vÄreÄnÃ© titulky s tÃmhle songem :).
Mariah Carey: Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse 10/10
MC se po mateÅskÃ© pauze zaplnÄnÃ© radostÃ z dvojÄat vracÃ se ÄtrnÃ¡ctou studiovkou a na tohle hodnÄkrÃ¡t odloÅ¾enÃ© album se Äekat opravdu vyplatilo. Kombinuje tu novÃ½ zvuk, ale zÃ¡roveÅ se i vracÃ ke koÅenÅ¯m, aÅ¥ uÅ¾ k pÅelomovÃ©mu Butterfly (1997) nebo k prvnÃm albÅ¯m. Nenajdete tu Å¾Ã¡dnou vatu, MC je ve svÃ© nejlepÅ¡Ã hlasovÃ© kondici a to vÄtÅ¡Ã mnoÅ¾stvÃ hostÅ¯ vÅ¯bec nepÅ¯sobÃ ruÅ¡ivÄ. Najdete tu hodnÄ RânâB, nÄjakÃ½ ten pop, trochu hip-hopu, pÅekrÃ¡snou cover verzi (od George Michaela) a jednu nÃ¡dhernou gospelovku, kterÃ¡ fanouÅ¡kÅ¯m pÅinese zimomriavky spojenÃ© se vzpomÃnkou na jejÃ zaÄÃ¡tky. Najdete tu balady i rÃ¡diovÃ© a klubovÃ© songy, prostÄ jedno z jejÃch nejlepÅ¡Ãch alb. A na deluxe verzi vÃ¡s pak ÄekajÃ bonusy v podobÄ Mary J. Blige a R. Kellyho. Jako velkÃ½ fanouÅ¡ek bez problÃ©mÅ¯ napÃ¡lÃm plnÃ½ poÄet bodÅ¯, pokud se budu snaÅ¾it bÃ½t aspoÅ trochu objektivnÃ, tak by to bylo devÄt. Nezlobte se na mÄ :).
Suzanne Vega: Tales from the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles 8/10
Suzanne vydala novou studiovku po sedmi letech a od trochu vzneÅ¡enÄjÅ¡Ãho Beauty & Crime se na novÃ©m albu vracÃ ke svÃ©mu typickÃ©mu zvuku kytary, perkuse a bicÃch. PÅinÃ¡Å¡Ã nÃ¡m folkrock, na kterÃ½ jsme zvyklÃ, ale zÃ¡roveÅ dokazuje, Å¾e stÃ¡le zÅ¯stÃ¡vÃ¡ inovÃ¡torkou, o ÄemÅ¾ nasamplovÃ¡nÃ 50 Centa rozhodnÄ svÄdÄÃ. Tahle panÃ to stÃ¡le umÃ a jejÃ tvorbu si vÅ¾dy rÃ¡da vychutnÃ¡m. Na jejÃ pohodovÃ½ koncert v KongresovÃ©m centru rÃ¡da vzpomÃnÃ¡m dodnes. A kdyÅ¾ mÃ¡m nÃ¡ladu, pustÃm si kterÃ©koliv z jejÃch alb, i kdyÅ¾ teÄ mÃ¡m nej asi tyhle poslednÃ dvÄ a pak tenhle akustickÃ½ kompilaÄnÃ set. A samozÅejmÄ tuhle nestÃ¡rnoucÃ klasiku.
BeyoncÃ©: BeyoncÃ© 9/10
Pamatujete, jak jsem v prosinci psala, Å¾e mÅ¯Å¾eme rok uzavÅÃt, Å¾e uÅ¾ nÃ¡s nic neÄekÃ¡? Haha :). V prosinci Å¡okovala BeyoncÃ© celÃ½ svÄt, kdyÅ¾ na iTunes vydala naprosto neÄekanÄ a bez jakÃ©hokoliv oznÃ¡menÃ novÃ© album. Toto album je vÃ½jimeÄnÃ© svou koncepcÃ i tÃm, Å¾e ke kaÅ¾dÃ©mu songu BeyoncÃ© natoÄila videoklip. To uÅ¾ sice udÄlala u sofomornÃho alba Bâday, ale k nÄmu klipy natÃ¡Äela a vydÃ¡vala postupnÄ, kdeÅ¾to u tÃ©to pÃ¡tÃ© studiovky vychrlila do svÄta tento hudebnÄ-vizuÃ¡lnÃ umÄleckÃ½ poÄin, a nechala svÄt Å¡Ãlet. AÄ hudebnÄ album na prvnÃ pohled nepÅinÃ¡Å¡Ã Å¾Ã¡dnÃ½ vyÄnÃvajÃcÃ hit, samo o sobÄ je velice konzistentnÃ a spolu s doprovodnÃ½mi videi je lahÅ¯dkou ve sbÃrce kaÅ¾dÃ©ho fajnÅ¡mekra.
ABBA Gold (3CD) 8/10
Tahle Å¡vÃ©dskÃ¡ ÄtyÅka slavÃ letos ÄtyÅicet let od vÃ½hry v Eurovizi. Pokud touÅ¾Ãte po vÃ½bÄru toho nej, smÄle sÃ¡hnÄte po novÄ vydanÃ© bestofce, kterÃ¡ novÄ vyfÃ¡sla tÅetÃ cedlo s nÃ¡zvem B-Sides. MnÄ, jako pravovÄrnÃ©mu fanouÅ¡kovi tam pÃ¡r songÅ¯ chybÃ, ale jÃ¡ s kompletnÃ diskografiÃ mÅ¯Å¾u mlÄet. KdyÅ¾ si pÅiplatÃte dvÄ stovky, tak si mÅ¯Å¾ete poÅÃdit vÃ½bÄr The Albums, kterÃ½ obsahuje vÅ¡ech osm studiovek a devÃ¡tou placku s bonusy.
ABBA: Waterloo (CD+DVD) 10/10
No a kdyÅ¾ jsme Åekli A, musÃme dodat i B. VÅ¡echny Åadovky postupnÄ vychÃ¡zÃ v deluxe verzi s dvdÄky (uÅ¾ jsou venku vÅ¡echny) a letos (dÃky vÃ½roÄÃ) doÅ¡lo na jejich druhÃ© album, na kterÃ©m si mimo bonusÅ¯ v podobÄ hitovek ve Å¡vÃ©dÅ¡tinÄ, nÄmÄinÄ nebo francouzÅ¡tinÄ, mÅ¯Å¾ete vychutnat na bonusovÃ©m DVD i raritnÃ vystoupenÃ z rÅ¯znÃ½ch TV show. Z tÄch na vÃ¡s dÃ½chne opravdovÃ¡ nostalgie sedmdesÃ¡tÃ½ch let. No a kdo jeÅ¡tÄ neznÃ¡ mou souvislost s ABBOU, Å¡up sem :).
OST: Only Lovers Left Alive 10/10
Tento skvÄle mixnutÃ½ soundrack povyÅ¡uje JarmuschÅ¯v poslednÃ melancholickÃ½ kousek na naprosto ÃºchvatnÃ½ filmovÃ½ skvost. Soundtrack dokÃ¡Å¾e obstÃ¡t i bez filmu, ale s nÃm vÃ¡m zÃ¡Å¾itek umocnÃ. To se musÃ vidÄt, to se musÃ slyÅ¡et :).
Shakira: Shakira 8/10
Tahle kolumbijskÃ¡ stÃ¡lice vydÃ¡vÃ¡ svÃ© dalÅ¡Ã anglickÃ© album po pÄtiletÃ© pauze a vracÃ se nÃ¡m v plnÃ© sÃle. JejÃ, eponymnÃ, desÃ¡tÃ¡ Åadovka je plnÃ¡ latinskÃ½ch rytmÅ¯, ale zÃ¡roveÅ je smÄÅovanÃ¡ vÃc na mainstremovÃ© publikum. ObÄas tu slyÅ¡Ãte pop v jeho nejÄistÅ¡Ã moÅ¾nÃ© podobÄ, nÄco mÃ¡lo country i disco hitÅ¯. VÅ¡e, po Äem jen zatouÅ¾Ãte. Je to album zajÃmavÃ©, i kdyÅ¾ na prvnÃ pohled jsem ho Å¡mahem odsoudila. AÅ¾ delÅ¡Ãm poslechem, se mi dostalo pod kÅ¯Å¾i, ten potenciÃ¡l je tam opravdu velkÃ½ a Shakiru tu slyÅ¡Ãme v pozicÃch, na kterÃ© jsme zvyklÃ u Suzanne Vegy nebo Alanis Morissette, ale vÅ¾dy v kombinaci s nÄkÃ½m jinÃ½m, napadÃ¡ mÄ tÅeba Demi Lovato. Tohle album mÄ hodnÄ pÅekvapilo a jeÅ¡tÄ si ho hodlÃ¡m poÅÃ¡dnÄ vychutnat.
Kylie Minogue: Kiss Me Once 7,5/10
To australskÃ¡ diva si jede ve svÃ©m rytmu a jejÃ novÃ©, dvanÃ¡ctÃ©, album v podstatÄ navazuje na pÅedchozÃ Aphrodite (2010). Je to pÅÃjemnÃ½ dance-pop, ale Kylie svÃ© (pro mÄ) ÃºÅ¾asnÃ© multiplatinovÃ© Fever (2001) nepÅekonala. Ale album mi pÅijde rÅ¯znorodÄjÅ¡Ã, neÅ¾ bylo Aphrodite. TakovÃ¡ letnÃ pohodovka s pÃ¡r baladami, vÄtÅ¡inou s erotickÃ½m nÃ¡dechem, jak je u Kylie zvykem. Pokud zatouÅ¾Ãte po ohromujÃcÃ Kylie, sÃ¡hnÄte po jejÃ orchestrÃ¡lnÃ bestofce The Abbey Road Sessions (10/10)
Lily Allen - Sheezus 8/10
Rebelka Lily se vracÃ po dlouhÃ© odmlce se tÅetÃm zÃ¡Åezem a jeÅ¡tÄ vÄtÅ¡Ãm pÅÃklonem k popu, od pÅ¯vodnÃch rytmÅ¯ ska, reggae a synthpopu. Tohle byste od nÃ asi neÄekali. Ale rozhodnÄ si nebere servÃtky a nahazuje jeden sarkasmus za druhÃ½m. Album je to rozjuchanÃ©, ale rozhodnÄ ne bezduchÃ©. Tohle mÄla vydat Katy Perry mÃsto tÃ© svÃ© prÅ¯mÄrnÃ© nudy!
Tori Amos â Unrepetant Geraldines 9/10
NezÃ¡vislaÄka Tori se pÅichÃ¡zÃ se svÄÅ¾Ãm zÃ¡Åezem kombinujÃcÃm alternativnÃ rock s baroknÃm popem, klavÃrem a drobty muzikÃ¡lovÃ½ch melodiÃ. ZnÃ to sice straÅ¡nÄ, ale vÃ½sledekem je opravdu hodnÄ povedenÃ© osobnÃ album, na kterÃ©m se vracÃ k jÃ¡dru svÃ© podstaty a pÅinÃ¡Å¡Ã nÃ¡m vybrouÅ¡enou krÃ¡su, kterÃ¡ ovÅ¡em neznÃ plÃ¡novitÄ.
TIPY Z FEBIOFESTU
Sice jsem jich pÃ¡r nahodila na tlamoknize, ale jen tak povrchnÄ, tak tady to mÃ¡te s komentÃ¡Åem. LetoÅ¡nÃ Febiofest byl pro mÄ jako vÅ¾dy jedineÄnÃ½m zÃ¡Å¾itkem, letos s pÅÃchutÃ rekordu shlÃ©dnutÃ½ch filmÅ¯. PodÄlÃm se s vÃ¡mi o svÃ© pocity a tipy na nejlepÅ¡Ã filmy. BohuÅ¾el v nÄkterÃ½ch pÅÃpadech nebude asi jednoduchÃ© DVDÄka sehnat, ale jde to. Tenhle roÄnÃk se opravdu pÅekonal, co do nabÃdky, variability, i poÄtu filmÅ¯â¦ UÅ¾ se tÄÅ¡Ãm na pÅÃÅ¡tÃ rok a ten opÄtovnÃ½ tÃ½dennÃ maraton s minimem spÃ¡nku pÅeÅ¾iju. A rÃ¡da :).
PÅeÅ¾ijÃ jen milenci - 10/10
Tohle byl mÅ¯j tÅetÃ festivalovÃ½ zÃ¡Åez a prvnÃ Jarmusch. Z kina jsem odchÃ¡zela naprosto oblouznÄnÃ¡, s naprosto nepopsatelnÃ½mi pocity. Film hodnÄ hlubokÃ½, ale zÃ¡roveÅ vlastnÄ i mÄlkÃ½. BuÄ si ho zamilujete, nebo ho prohlÃ¡sÃte za naprostou hovadinu. Tom s Hildou jsou dokonalou castingovou trefou a John Hurt je skvÄlou tÅeÅ¡niÄkou na dortu. Moc filmÅ¯ ve mnÄ takhle silnÃ© pocity nezanechalo.NedospÄlÃ - 9/10
Italskou tvorbu vÅ¯bec nesleduju, ale tahle komedie mÄ pobavila, jako uÅ¾ dlouho nic. Aneb pÅedstavte si, Å¾e vÃ¡m pÅijde dopis, Å¾e maturitnÃ zkouÅ¡ka celÃ©ho vaÅ¡eho roÄnÃku nebyla uznÃ¡na a vy ji musÃte za pÃ¡r tÃ½dnÅ¯ sloÅ¾it znovu. Parta starÃ½ch kamarÃ¡dÅ¯ se po letech setkÃ¡vÃ¡ a zaÅ¾ÃvÃ¡ novÃ© zÃ¡Å¾itky na podkladÄ starÃ½ch vzpomÃnek s inteligentnÃm (ale i nedospÄlÃ½m) a zÃ¡roveÅ svÄÅ¾Ãm humorem. Teprve teÄ, po dvaceti letech, zaÄÃnajÃ dospÃvat.
Å½ivot je ÃºÅ¾asnÃ½ - 10/10
Z tohohle filmu jsem mÄla pÄknÄ oteklÃ© oÄi a mÃ¡lem chytla rÃ½mu. AtmosfÃ©rou by se to dalo lehce pÅirovnat k PelÃÅ¡kÅ¯m, ale PolÃ¡ci jsou vÃc sarkastiÄtÃ a zÃ¡roveÅ veselejÅ¡Ã. PÅÃbÄh Mateusze, jemuÅ¾ je chybnÄ diagnostikovÃ¡na mozkovÃ¡ obrna a celÃ½ Å¾ivot je s nÃm zachÃ¡zeno jako se "zeleninou", je natolik emotivnÃ, Å¾e na nÄj asi do smrti nezapomenete. PÅitom lehkost vyprÃ¡vÄnÃ oÄima Mateusze odbourÃ¡vÃ¡ pÅÃpadnou tÄÅ¾kost a temnotu, kterÃ¡ by vÃ¡m nechala Å¡rÃ¡my na duÅ¡i.Domov - 9/10
Tohle Å¡vÃ©dskÃ© hoÅkosladkÃ© romantickÃ© (neÄekejte slaÄÃ¡rnu, je to i pro chlapy) drama festival vyhrÃ¡lo a aÄ jÃ¡ bych asi cenu dala pÅedchozÃmu tipu, tak tahle chuÅ¥ovka by skonÄila minimÃ¡lnÄ v top pÄtce. Ona byla letos konkurence opravdu velikÃ¡. PÅÃbÄh naprosto racionÃ¡lnÃ, aÅ¾ asociÃ¡lnÃ Lou, kterÃ¡ zjistÃ, Å¾e jejÃ uÅ¾ dÃ¡vno zesnulÃ½ dÄdeÄek prÃ¡vÄ zemÅel a Å¾e mÃ¡ vlastnÄ babiÄku a vydÃ¡ se na pohÅeb na venkov a poznÃ¡vÃ¡ tam sebe samu, pÅinesl krÃ¡snÃ½ zÃ¡Å¾itek nejen tomu Å¡vÃ©dofilovi ve mnÄ. NÃ¡slednÃ© Q&A s debutujÃcÃm reÅ¾isÃ©rem Hultem byly uÅ¾ jen pÅÃjemnÃ½m bonusem.Å½ivot je snadnÃ½, kdyÅ¾ zavÅete oÄi - 9/10
Å panÄlskÃ¡ road movie posazenÃ¡ do Å¡edesÃ¡tÃ½ch let, do doby, kdy John Lennon natÃ¡ÄÃ ve Å panÄlsku film a jeho velkÃ½ fanouÅ¡ek, uÄitel angliÄtiny, se vydÃ¡ pÅes celÃ© Å panÄlsko, aby se s nÃm setkal. To ovÅ¡em nebude tak snadnÃ© a zda toho dosÃ¡hne, s malou pomocÃ od novÃ½ch pÅÃ¡tel, to zjistÄte sami :).
Dom Hemingway - 9/10
Jude Law je totÃ¡lnÃ zvÃÅe! To co pÅedvedl v tÃ©hle klasickÃ© britskÃ© gangsterce, kde v hereckÃ© smrÅ¡ti stÅÃlÃ jednu hlÃ¡Å¡ku za druhou, vtipnÃ© situace ani nepoÄÃtaje, nemÃ¡ obdoby. BrilatnÃ, vulgÃ¡rnÃ, citlivÃ½ sviÅÃ¡k s obÅÃm egem vÃ¡s nenechÃ¡ chvÃli odpoÄinout. I kdyÅ¾ ostatnÃ herci na plÃ¡tnÄ zÃ¡ÅÃ, Jude zde pÅÃmo exceluje. Tohle je ÄernÃ¡ komedie par excelence!
Noe - 3/10
ProsÃm tohle opravdu ne! PÅedem upozorÅuju, nÃ¡sledujÃ spoilery. Ale tohle opravdu vidÄt nechcete, takÅ¾e to nevadÃ. VidÄt tohle v kinÄ za normÃ¡lnÃ ranec penÄz, profackuju se. Na AronofskÃ©ho mÃ¡lo divnÃ©, celkovÄ pÄknÄ blbÃ©. MagickÃ½ tÄhotenskÃ½ test, rodÃcÃ Hermiona (jo, to moÅ¾nÃ¡ byl jedinÃ½ zajÃmavÃ½ zÃ¡Å¾itek), psychotickÃ½ Noe dostrkÃ¡vajÃcÃ vlastnÃho syna do role otcovraha, andÄlÃ© vystylizovanÃ jako kamenoÅ¾routi, Noe jako oÅ¾rala vÃ¡lÃcÃ se na plÃ¡Å¾i a Anthony Hopkins juchajÃcÃ nad objevenou borÅ¯vkou a nÃ¡slednÄ se stavÃcÃm smrti s blaÅ¾enÃ½m ÃºsmÄvem (ano, naÅ¡el jsem borÅ¯vku, mÅ¯Å¾u umÅÃt). Jo a zÃ¡vÄreÄnÃ½ titulek "Podoba se skuteÄnÃ½m pÅÃbÄhem nebo postavami je ÄistÄ nÃ¡hodnÃ¡." Tohle bych dokÃ¡zala zopakovat jedinÄ v notnÄ posilnÄnÃ©m stavu. SkvÄlÃ½ potenciÃ¡l pÅiÅ¡el naprosto vniveÄ.Cupcakes - 8/10
PÅijde vÃ¡m Eurovize jako trapnÃ¡ soutÄÅ¾ plnÃ¡ patosu? UÅ¾ se na ni nikdy nebudete dÃvat stejnÄ! Tahle izraelskÃ¡ komediÃ¡lnÃ satira lehce kÅÃsnutÃ¡ rodinnÃ½m dramatem, hÃ½ÅÃcÃ barvami a optimismem vÃ¡s nepustÃ, stejnÄ jako ten milÃ½ song, kterÃ½ z hlavy jen tak nedostanete. A budete pÅemÃ½Å¡let, jak vlastnÄ vznikla hebrejÅ¡tina. MoÅ¾nÃ¡ Å¾e smÃchÃ¡nÃm nÄmÄiny a holandÅ¡tiny :).
StoletÃ½ staÅÃk, kterÃ½ vylezl z okna a zmizel - 10/10
Asi jste Äetli knÃÅ¾ku. MnÄ ji trochu znechutila ta velkÃ¡ internetovÃ¡ masÃ¡Å¾. Ale po shlÃ©dnutÃ filmu jsem pro nÃ hned druhÃ½ den bÄÅ¾ela. No a zrovna tady nastal ten pÅÃpad, kdy se vÃ½jimeÄnÄ povedl lÃ©pe film, neÅ¾ kniha. Film je jeden nepÅetrÅ¾itÃ½ gag za druhÃ½m a vÅ¡e dÃ¡vÃ¡ smysl, nenudÃ a vy sotva popadÃ¡te dech. Kniha je hodnÄ rozvlÃ¡ÄnÃ¡ a Åekla bych, Å¾e nÄkterÃ© scÃ©ny jsou i zbyteÄnÃ©. Ve filmu byly vypuÅ¡tÄny dvÄ velkÃ© pasÃ¡Å¾e a jedna byla ÃºplnÄ pÅepracovanÃ¡. Opravdu jeden z mÃ¡la pÅÃpadÅ¯, kde neuÅ¡kodilo filmovÃ© krÃ¡cenÃ, naopak. U knihy jsem se zasmÃ¡la pÃ¡rkrÃ¡t, u filmu neustÃ¡le. Je to takovÃ½ Å¡vÃ©dskÃ½ Forrest Gump (Å¡mrncnutÃ½ Å vejkem). AkorÃ¡t Å¾e lepÅ¡Ã. V tomhle pÅÃpadÄ radÄji doporuÄÃm film. A pozor, momentÃ¡lnÄ bÄÅ¾Ã v kinech :).
NOVINKY NA SERIÃLOVÃM NEBI
Moje pÅekladatelskÃ¡ "kariÃ©ra" na EdnÄ nabrala obrÃ¡tky. KdyÅ¾ uÅ¾ mÃ¡m nÄjak od prÃ¡ce klid, tak jedu titulky. Yep, zavÃ¡zala jsem se, tudÃÅ¾ majÃ pÅednost. Ale vÄÅte, dÄsnÄ mi chybÃte!
Salem - 7/10
DalÅ¡Ã seriÃ¡l, do nÄhoÅ¾ jsem se nechala zatÃ¡hnout :). A mÅ¯j myslÃm prvnÃ ÄasovacÃ poÄin. I kdyÅ¾ jsem mÄla pÅed titulkÃ¡Åi vÅ¾dy velkÃ½ respekt, teprve teÄ plnÄ chÃ¡pu tu obÄtavost a klanÃm se pÅed tÄmi, kteÅÃ tomu vÄnujÃ roky. PÅeloÅ¾it titulky dokÃ¡Å¾e hodnÄ lidÃ (ale zas opravdu dobÅe, to taky neumÃ kaÅ¾dÃ½), ale piplat se s nimi, to je teprve nÄco! Korekce vÃ¡m mÅ¯Å¾e zabrat od cca dvou hodin do pÄti (to uÅ¾ je ale extrÃ©m) a ÄasovÃ¡nÃ tak tÅi hodky aÅ¾ Å¡est (jen FYI, korekce neznamenÃ¡ jen kontrolu pravopisu a ÄasovÃ¡nÃ jen tak zkusmo nahozenÃ, aby to nÄjak sedÄlo). Jeden dÃl tak trvÃ¡ prÅ¯mÄrnÄ cca 8 hodin ÄistÃ©ho Äasu, ale zÃ¡leÅ¾Ã na mÃÅe vaÅ¡eho OCD. A vÄÅte, to moje se lÃ©ty zvyÅ¡uje :D. Ale uÅ¾ k seriÃ¡lu :). HodnÄ zajÃmavÄ pojatÃ© tÃ©ma salemskÃ½ch ÄarodÄjnickÃ½ch procesÅ¯. DÃl od dÃlu se laÅ¥ka zvedÃ¡ a vy nepÅestÃ¡vÃ¡te zÃrat, s ÄÃm scÃ©naristi dokÃ¡Å¾Ã pÅijÃt. HistorickÃ© postavy na pozadÃ polofikce, skvÄlÃ½ casting a ty zvraty! RozhodnÄ mu dejte Å¡anci. Ale upozorÅuju, Å¾e bohuÅ¾el ten velkÃ½ potenciÃ¡l se beze zbytku naplnit nepodaÅilo. Ale kaÅ¾dopÃ¡dnÄ mÃ¡m tohle svoje dÄÅ¥Ã¡tko moc rÃ¡da :). A nejvÃc asi interakce Johna Aldena s boÅ¾Ãm (vtÃpek :D) Cottonem Matherem.Falling Skies - 9/10
No dobÅe, tohle nenÃ zrovna novinka, ale jÃ¡ se k nÃ dostala aÅ¾ koncem roku (aneb mÅ¯j seriÃ¡lovÃ½ watch/wishlist stÃ¡le nabobtnÃ¡vÃ¡ a ne a ne splasknout; poÄÃtala jsem to nedÃ¡vno, mam tam 100 (!!!) novÃ½ch seriÃ¡lÅ¯) a tÃ½dennÃ maraton tÅech sÃ©riÃ mÄ zanechal laÄnou po dalÅ¡Ãch dÃlech. TÄch se naÅ¡tÄstÃ uÅ¾ doÄkali. Celkem reÃ¡lnÃ½ pohled na to, co by se stalo, pokud by tu pÅistÃ¡li mimozemÅ¡Å¥ani. Tahle postapokalyptickÃ¡ sci-fi nepatÅÃ mezi proflÃ¡knutÃ© trhÃ¡ky, ale rozhodnÄ stojÃ za pozornost.
Dominion - 6,5/10
No dobÅe, tohle je tak trochu guilty pleasure. Je to taky moje dÃtÄ, ale pÅiÅ¡la jsem k nÄmu jak slepÃ¡ k houslÃm. Tenhle seroÅ¡ navazuje na film Legie, kterÃ½ moc dobrÃ© recenze tedy nesklidil. Ani jsem se k nÄmu nedostala. MoÅ¾nÃ¡ bych kvÅ¯li seriÃ¡lu mÄla, ale na druhou stranu, nechce se mi :). Tahle letnÃ minisÃ©rka mÃ¡ osm dÃlu a skonÄila minulÃ½ pÃ¡tek, juchÅ¯! MÃ¡m volnÃ© pÃ¡tky, na chvÃli, neÅ¾ zaÄnou zas ChirurgovÃ© :D.
Manhattan - 10/10
Tohle je moje nejnovÄjÅ¡Ã mimino :D. TÅi dÃly a jÃ¡ jsem naprosto odvaÅenÃ¡. No, i kdyÅ¾ to jsem byla i z prvnÃho teaseru. A ty opening credits (od tÅetÃho dÃlu), ty jsou! Kdo mÃ¡te rÃ¡di Mad Meny (jo, z tÄch jsem zatÃm vidÄla jen poslednÃ sÃ©rku, z donucenÃ :D, bo jsem je korektila, ale na ty dalÅ¡Ã se chystÃ¡m, ale bude to pÄknÃ¡ schizofrenie), zkuste to. ÄtyÅicÃ¡tÃ¡ lÃ©ta, utajenÃ½ projekt, lidskÃ¡ dramata a... fyzika! Ne, nebojte, moc tam toho neni. Kdyby mÄ teÄ vidÄli moji uÄitelÃ© fyziky, urvali by mi ruce :D. Ale jÃ¡ si sehnala odbornÃka s vÄdÄckÃ½m vzdÄlÃ¡nÃm, takÅ¾e Å¾Ã¡dnÃ½ strach.
The Knick - 10/10
Tohle nÃ¡m vyÅ¡lo teprve o vÃkendu. Ale! Clive Owen a Steven Soderbergh, to je uÅ¾ urÄitÃ¡ zÃ¡ruka. JÃ¡ toho snesu hodnÄ, Å¾Ã¡dnÃ¡ krev mÄ nerozhÃ¡zÃ, Dextera miluju, ale tohle teda... PrvnÃch pÃ¡r minut a mÄla jsem z toho divnej pocit :D. TakovÃ¡ kombinace Boadwarlk Empire s prÃmÄsÃ ChirurgÅ¯ :). Teda mÃnus ty vztahy :). HodnÄ zajÃmavÃ© a moÅ¾nÃ¡ vrchol sezÃ³ny, soupeÅÃ s Manhattanem.
KNIÅ½NÃ CHUÅ¤OVKA NA ZÃVÄR
No spÃÅ¡ varovÃ¡nÃ, neÅ¾ chuÅ¥ovka. Clancyho smrt mÄ loni hodnÄ zasÃ¡hla. Jeho sÃ©rie Ryanverse patÅÃ mezi mÃ© nejoblÃbenÄjÅ¡Ã knihy, moÅ¾nÃ¡ absolutnÄ nejoblÃbenÄjÅ¡Ã. TeÄ mÅ¯Å¾ou nastat dvÄ moÅ¾nosti. BuÄ prodÃ¡ rodina filmovÃ¡ prÃ¡va studiu kvÅ¯li penÄzÅ¯m bez ohledu na dohled nad nimi, nebo naopak vznikne kvalitnÃ (nejlÃ©pe seriÃ¡lovÃ¡) sÃ©rie tÄchto ÃºÅ¾asnÃ½ch knih. Å½e by prÃ¡va zÅ¯stala jen tak leÅ¾et, tomu se mi moc nechce vÄÅit. Co se tÃ½Äe knÃÅ¾ek, tam se konce obÃ¡vat (bohuÅ¾el?) nemusÃme. Clancy uÅ¾ pÅedchozÃch pÃ¡r titulÅ¯ napsal se spoluautory a bylo to znÃ¡t (dalÅ¡Ã dvÄ knihy jsou na cestÄ). Sice jsou to stÃ¡le stejnÃ© postavy, stÃ¡le stejnÃ½ pÅÃbÄh, ale nejsem si jistÃ¡, jestli to stÃ¡lo za to. Tenhle, v poÅadÃ uÅ¾ patnÃ¡ctÃ½, dÃl nebyl Å¡patnÃ½, ale prostÄ mi tam nÄjak chybÄl mezidÃl mezi touhle a poslednÃ knihou. LÃbilo se mi to, ale doÅ¾Ãt se toho, jak jdou nÄkterÃ© postavy do dÅ¯chodu... Jinak jsem sice poÄÃtaÄovÄ hodnÄ zaloÅ¾enÃ¡ a tÅeba Deaverovu Modrou sfÃ©ru miluju, ale tady mi to poÄÃtaÄovÃ© tÃ©ma ÃºplnÄ nesedlo. JÃ¡ vÃm, svÄt se vyvÃjÃ, je to logickÃ©, ale... Clancy pÃÅ¡e dlouhÃ© knÃÅ¾ky, takÅ¾e by nevadilo sem tam nÄco pÅidat. JasnÄ, teÄ to musÃ psÃ¡t uÅ¾ jen Greaney, ale chybÄla mi tam trochu vÄtÅ¡Ã historie postav a ty interakce taky nebyly zrovna super. Spousta novÃ½ch tvÃ¡ÅÃ a nic o nich. PÃ¡r ÅÃ¡dkÅ¯ navÃc by neuÅ¡kodilo a pÅÃbÄhu by to naopak hodnÄ pomohlo a fanouÅ¡ky nadchlo. ProstÄ tam chybÃ ten mezidÃl. I kdyÅ¾ zase tahle knÃÅ¾ka mi pÅiÅ¡la mnohem vÃc ÄtivÃ¡ neÅ¾ ty dvÄ pÅedchozÃ, vÃc si toho budu po prvnÃm ÄtenÃ pamatovat. Emoce mnou stÃ¡le cloumajÃ, i s odstupem. Jsem sice nadÅ¡enÃ¡, ale na druhou stranu i vytoÄenÃ¡. Ale tak co, poÅÃ¡d tady jsou pÅedchozÃ knihy, kterÃ© si vÅ¾dy jednou za rok pÄknÄ chronologicky zopakuju :D.
Tak a to pro dneÅ¡ek staÄÃ :). KterÃ© cÃ©dÃ©Äko, film, kniha, seriÃ¡l vÃ¡s letos nejvÃc dostaly?
|KosmetickÃ© delikatesy podruhÃ©|
Loni v ÅÃjnu jsem se zamilovala do rÅ¯Å¾e. Slibovala jsem si, Å¾e se do Madeleine brzy vrÃ¡tÃm pro pudr od T.LeClerca. Povedlo se mi to aÅ¾ teÄ a pÅi tÃ© pÅÃleÅ¾itosti jsem vyzvÄdÄla nÄjakÃ© novinky. A neodeÅ¡la jsem s prÃ¡zdnou, to prostÄ neÅ¡lo.
JednÃm z dÅ¯vodÅ¯, proÄ jsem chtÄla zajÃt na nÃ¡vÅ¡tÄvu je i novÃ¡ Rosinka, Majalis. Åeknu vÃ¡m ta smÄs rÅ¯Å¾e taif se skoÅicÃ, lehkÃ½m nÃ¡dechem ÄernÃ©ho a ÄervenÃ©ho pepÅe, koriandru, bergamotu a dalÅ¡Ãch lahÅ¯dek, to mÄ dostalo do kolen. PrvnÃ pÅiÅ¡el ten zÃ¡van skoÅice, kterÃ©ho jsem se maliÄko bÃ¡la, bo skoÅici jÃ¡ sice mÅ¯Å¾u, ale tÅeba mÅ¯j milovanÃ½ skoÅicovÃ½ Äaj Harneys uÅ¾ moc neslopu, bo mÄ po nÄm pÃ¡lÃ Å¾Ã¡ha. Tahle skoÅice je dÃky tÃ© troÅ¡ce rÅ¯Å¾e naprosto lahodnÃ¡! A nenÃ tak tÄÅ¾kÃ¡, jak byste se bÃ¡li. Ano, je jemnÄ orientÃ¡lnÃ, ale zÃ¡roveÅ kvÄtinovÃ¡ a jejÃ pÅÃzvisko Love Rose naprosto sedÃ. Je hÅejivÃ¡, ale jemnÄ.
No, co jsem si tak mohla odnÃ©st, Å¾e? Miluju to balenÃ do papÃru, pomponky na vÃÄku a krÃ¡snou luxusnÃ krabiÄku i taÅ¡tiÄku.
JarnÃ/letnÃ novinku Vive la MariÃ©e jsem zkouÅ¡ela uÅ¾ v lÃ©tÄ. Sice je nÃ¡dhernÃ¡, ale nÄco mi tam jde na kÅ¯Å¾i do pudrova a nenÃ to zrovna to pravÃ© oÅechovÃ©. Ale na papÃrku vynikla nÃ¡dhernÄ. Kombinace oranÅ¾ovÃ½ch kvÄtÅ¯, pralinky, vanilky, bergamotu, rÅ¯Å¾e, neroli... IdeÃ¡lnÃ tÅeba jako Å¾Ã¡dost o ruku :D. TakovÃ¡ nÄÅ¾nÄjÅ¡Ã varianta lanviÅÃ¡ckÃ½ch Marry Me :).
Rosinky jsou prostÄ moje slabost a ÄÃ¡steÄnÄ za to mohou i ty krÃ¡snÃ© flakonky, vizuÃ¡ly, ale samozÅejmÄ vedou vÅ¯nÄ.
Moje momentÃ¡lnÃ sbÃrka:
A nÄkdy do budoucna mÃ¡m v plÃ¡nu pravdÄpodobnÄ Pusinku a Pralinku. A nÄjak jsem zapomnÄla vyzkouÅ¡et novou SvÄÅ¾enku.
Ale u Madeleine nemajÃ jen Rosinky, vÃme, Å¾e? Ke GoutalkÃ¡m jsem stÃ¡le jeÅ¡tÄ nepronikla, ale ono na nÄj jednou dojde. ProzatÃm jsem Ã³chala na novou Åadou s pÃ©ÄÃ. Ta obsahuje mÃzu z rÅ¯Å¾e lisovanou za studena, vitamÃny, A, B, C, E, vÃ¡pnÃk a hoÅÄÃk. TÄlovÃ½ krÃ©m (2600 KÄ, 200 ml) obsahuje kofein a odvodÅuje, vyÅ¾ivuje, obnovuje, atd. Olej na obliÄej (i tÄlo; 1700 KÄ, 100 ml) obsahuje arganovÃ½ olej, vitamÃn E, muÅ¡kÃ¡tovÃ½ rÅ¯Å¾ovÃ½ plej a mimo jinÃ© zjemÅuje, regeneruje a stimuluje obnovu bunÄk. Pak tu mÃ¡me noÄnÃ krÃ©m s vÃ½taÅ¾ky mimÃ³zy (3500 KÄ, 100 ml) na regeneraci, boj s vrÃ¡skami, podporu kolagenu a rozzÃ¡ÅenÃ pleti. DennÃ krÃ©my (3300 KÄ, 60 ml) jsou ve verzi pro suchou pleÅ¥ a pak pro smÃÅ¡enou. MÄ nejvÃce zaujala rÅ¯Å¾ovÃ¡ voda (1300 KÄ, 50 ml), kterÃ¡ pÅenÃ¡dhernÄ vonÃ (po svÄÅ¾Ãch rÅ¯Å¾Ãch) a obsahuje koncentrovanÃ© aktivnÃ rÅ¯Å¾ovÃ© sÃ©rum, vitamÃny, A, B5, F a C. K tomu obnovuje buÅky a pomÃ¡hÃ¡ neutralizovat diskolorace pleti.
BohuÅ¾el pro samÃ½ obdiv jsem zapomnÄla Åadu vyfotit, tak vidÃte jen kousky. ToÅ¾ takhle:
K tÃ©to ÅadÄ se ale hodlÃ¡m brzy vrÃ¡tit, tak moÅ¾nÃ¡ budou i dalÅ¡Ã fotky :). A kdyÅ¾ uÅ¾ jsme u tÄch Goutalek...
V sortimentu najdete i tyhle ÃºÅ¾asnÃ© svÃÄky. VÅ¯nÄ jako ambra nebo fÃky vÃ¡m nebudou pÅipadat zvlÃ¡Å¡tnÃ, ale co tÅeba vÅ¯nÄ baget, uzenÃ©ho, dÄtskÃ©ho pokojÃÄku, cupcaku nebo telefonnÃ ÄÃslo ("... rtÄnkou psanÃ©, protoÅ¾e nemÄla pero, tak ho napsala rtÄnkou, co vÅ¾dy nosÃ v kabelce"). A ano, ty vÅ¯nÄ tak opravdu vonÃ. Ne, nehodÃ se vÅ¡ude, nÄkterÃ© (tÅeba to uzenÃ©) se hodÃ spÃÅ¡e do kamennÃ½ch mÃstnostÃ, napadÃ¡ mÄ tak vinnÃ½ sklÃpek... No kaÅ¾dopÃ¡dnÄ mÄ to dostalo. CenovÄ patÅÃ do tÄch luxusnÄjÅ¡Ãch (2200 KÄ), ale tak ne kaÅ¾dÃ½ je cÃlovÃ¡ skupina.
T.LeClercu se budeme vÄnovat obÅ¡ÃrnÄji nÄkdy pÅÃÅ¡tÄ (ano, tentokrÃ¡te jsem poÅÃdila), ale chci vÃ¡m aspoÅ ukÃ¡zat souÄasnou limitovanou kolekci Elixir. Ty barvy tÄch lakÅ¯! RtÄnky jsou taky krÃ¡snÃ©, ale tam mÄ vÃc zaujaly stÃ¡lÃ© odstÃny.
Minule jsem zjiÅ¡Å¥ovala jen ceny pudrÅ¯ (1200 KÄ, cena je skoro stejnÃ¡ jako v britskÃ½ch e-shopech), a tak mÄ velice mile pÅekvapily ceny rtÄnek a lakÅ¯ - 350 KÄ.
No a tohleto, nenÃ to nÃ¡dhera! RozjasÅujÃcÃ pudr s jemÃ½m shimmerem, uÅ¾ se ale nevyrÃ¡bÃ. Ale to balenÃ!
Grossmith mÃ¡ hodnÄ zajÃmavÃ© parfÃ©my, Saffron Rose je takovÃ¡ trochu schizoidnÃ, ale v dobrÃ©m slova smyslu. RÅ¯Å¾e je sice troÅ¡ku tÄÅ¾Å¡Ã, ale to dÄlÃ¡ ten tabÃ¡k, oud, dÅevo a myrha. Je to unisex, ale vÃce se hodÃ pro muÅ¾e, i kdyÅ¾ si ji dokÃ¡Å¾u pÅedstavit i na Å¾enÄ, ale ne na kaÅ¾dÃ©, spÃÅ¡ na emancipovanÃ© manaÅ¾erce, nenÃ to vÅ¯nÄ pro kÅehotinky. Golden Chypre je trochu vÃc svÄÅ¾Ã, ale zÃ¡roveÅ to svÄÅ¾enka nenÃ. Kardamon, oÅÃÅ¡ek, ambra a paÄuli dÄlajÃ svÃ©. OvÅ¡em bergamot, rÅ¯Å¾e a pomeranÄ ji lehce zjemÅujÃ. To AmÃ©lie je asi nejÅ¾enÅ¡tÄjÅ¡Ã. JemnÃ¡ elegance rÅ¯Å¾e, pivoÅky a jasmÃnu je podepÅenÃ¡ teplem ambry, paÄuli a dÅeva. Tuhle bych si na sobÄ dokÃ¡zela pÅedstavit jako bÄÅ¾nou vÅ¯ni (tzn. ne jen pro vÃ½jimeÄnÃ© pÅÃleÅ¾itosti). A nakonec stÃ¡lice Hasu-no-Hana z roku 1988. Je nadÄasovÃ¡, jemnÃ¡, ale pÅesto neobyÄejnÃ¡ svou smÄsÃ bergamotu, hoÅkÃ©ho pomeranÄe, jasmÃnu, paÄuli, vetiveru Äi rÅ¯Å¾e. TÄÅ¾ko ÅÃct, zda se mi vÃc lÃbÃ AmÃ©lie nebo Hana.
Tohle zlobivÃ© dÃtko jsem si na papÃrku zapomnÄla odnÃ©st, ale nos si moc dobÅe pamatuje tu neidentifikovatelnou, pÅesto zvlÃ¡Å¡tnÃ a neopakovatelnou vÅ¯ni. Ne, necÃtÃm tam muÅ¡kÃ¡tovÃ½ oÅÃÅ¡ek, ani kmÃn Äi pomeranÄ a uÅ¾ vÅ¯bec ne cedr, santal Äi datle. Ale pÅesto mÄl mÅ¯j nos svÃ¡tek, tohle je tedy nÄco.
NÄco si nechÃ¡me i na pÅÃÅ¡tÄ a neÅ¾ se vrhneme na soutÄÅ¾, tak jeÅ¡tÄ nÄco mÃ¡lo na kochÃ¡nÃ...
NajÃt pod stromeÄkem nÄjakou Rosinku, to by bylo nÄco :).
Moji oblÃbenci: Pousierre de Rose, Glam Rose a Lotus Rose.
SvÃÄky, mÃ½dla, dÃ¡rkovÃ© sady, ach, JeÅ¾ÃÅ¡ku?
Dostala jsem pro vÃ¡s vzorky a tentokrÃ¡te se potÄÅ¡Ã i vaÅ¡e druhÃ© poloviÄky. Vylosuju Å¡est vÃ½hercÅ¯ a kaÅ¾dÃ½ zÃskÃ¡ po sadÄ Lily of The Valley a Rosissima. V komentÃ¡Åi zanechte e-mail (nemÃ¡te-li ho na profilu) a napiÅ¡te, co vÃ¡s dnes v ÄlÃ¡nku nadchlo (nebo alespoÅ zaujalo) a to do 31.12. vÄetnÄ.
Komentovat mÅ¯Å¾ete i bez ÃºÄasti a po novÃ©m roce se k delikatesÃ¡m vrÃ¡tÃme a jÃ¡ vÃ¡m ukÃ¡Å¾u mÃ© dalÅ¡Ã Ãºlovky a dojde i na zbylÃ© parfÃ©my, na kterÃ© se dnes nedostalo.
|Na nÃ¡vÅ¡tÄvÄ u Å eherezÃ¡dy aneb tisÃc a jeden parfÃ©m|
ToÅ¾ to mÃ¡te tak, to mÄ nÄkdy v ÅÃjnu na Interbeauty Mitsuuko dotÃ¡hla ke stÃ¡nku, kde prÃ½ majÃ boÅ¾Ã parfÃ©my. No, ty lahviÄky a flakÃ³nky mÄ okouzlily okamÅ¾itÄ a mÄla jsem chuÅ¥ pÅivolat si dÅ¾ina z lÃ¡hve. Hned jsme se tam daly do ÅeÄi a pÅedbÄÅ¾nÄ se dohodly s majitelkou na ÄlÃ¡nek, bo tohle mÄ ohromnÄ zajÃmalo. JÃ¡ vzala na zkouÅ¡ku jeden parfÃ©m, Mitsuuko si k souÄasnÃ© sbÃrce koupila dalÅ¡Ã. No a minulÃ½ tÃ½den nastal Äas na vÃ½let.
Z Lenky jsem vytÃ¡hla nÄjakÃ© to malÃ© info - probraly jsme, jak se Lenka k parfÃ©mÅ¯m dostala (nestaÄila ji nabÃdka v ÄechÃ¡ch a okouzlily ji arabky) a jak sloÅ¾itÃ© je ÅeÅ¡it obchody s Araby (nejen clo, danÄ a tak) a to, Å¾e se musÃ kontrolovat kaÅ¾dÃ½ parfÃ©m a kaÅ¾dÃ¡ krabiÄka, jestli je tam sprÃ¡vnÃ½ flakÃ³n a taky sprÃ¡vnÃ½ parfÃ©m v nÄm, zda to je dobÅe utÄsnÄnÃ©, nic nevyteklo (no mÄ by jeblo), ale pak jsme pÅeÅ¡ly k probÃrÃ¡nÃ kosmetiky a krafaly o vÅ¡em moÅ¾nÃ©m, jak kdyby se seÅ¡ly dvÄ kamarÃ¡dky po letech. NeskuteÄnÄ jsem si veÄer uÅ¾ila a nebyla jsem doufÃ¡m u Lenky naposled. JÃ¡ mÃ¡m arabskÃ© parfÃ©my spojenÃ© hlavnÄ s Angelikou, ale je fakt, Å¾e se vlastnÄ vyrÃ¡bÃ uÅ¾ tisÃce let. Jo prvnÃ zmÃnky jsou uÅ¾ z doby z 4000 pÅ.n.l. Za tu dobu se museli uÅ¾ ArabovÃ© nÄco nauÄit a vypilovat to k dokonalosti. Co se tÄchto parfÃ©mÅ¯ tÃ½Äe, vÄtÅ¡ina (aspoÅ jak to vnÃmÃ¡m ve svÃ©m okolÃ) mÃ¡ arabskÃ© parfÃ©my spojenÃ© s piÅ¾mem a hodnÄ hodnÄ tÄÅ¾kÃ½mi vÅ¯nÄmi (tak mi tÅeba vonÃ Rose Josephine). Jak je to doopravdy?
Åeknu vÃ¡m, Äekala jsem, Å¾e to bude zajÃmavÃ©, bo jsem na veletrhu nÄco mÃ¡lo vyzkouÅ¡ela, ale z tohohle pÅechÃ¡zely oÄi i nos! A ne, neodchÃ¡zela jsem pak s ucpanÃ½m nosem a bolavou hlavou. VÅ¯nÄ, aÄ nÄkterÃ© tÄÅ¾Å¡Ã, rozhodnÄ nebyly nepÅÃjemnÃ©. PÃ¡r jsem si jich odnesla a na ty se mrkneme, aÅ¥ mÃ¡te inspiraci :)
Halima byla moje prvnÃ arabka a Ãºlovek z Interbeauty. Naprosto mÄ uchvÃ¡tila, nejen proto, Å¾e mi pÅipomÃnÃ¡ benefitÃ Carmellu. JejÃ sladkÃ© tÃ³ny bourbonskÃ© vanilky, kokosu, medu a smÃtka taifskÃ© rÅ¯Å¾e ve vÃ¡s probudÃ nÄhu, romantiku a ÃºsmÄv. PÄtimililitrovÃ½ flakÃ³nek oleje (momentÃ¡lnÄ v akci za 90 KÄ) vÃ¡m vydrÅ¾Ã neskuteÄnÄ dlouho, je vybaven kuliÄkovÃ½m aplikÃ¡torem. A dÃky cenÄ a velikosti si mÅ¯Å¾ete kupovat a zkouÅ¡et dalÅ¡Ã a dalÅ¡Ã vÅ¯nÄ :). A hodÃ se do kabelky, mÃsto vÃ¡m opravdu nezabere. PÅÃpadnÄ si mÅ¯Å¾ete poÅÃdit bytovÃ½ parfÃ©m, 1 ml vzorek nebo 15 ml odstÅik parfÃ©movÃ© vody.
To Ameer uÅ¾ je troÅ¡ku vÃce odvÃ¡Å¾nÄjÅ¡Ã, vÅ¯Äi nÄÅ¾nÃ© HalimÄ. Je to hlavnÄ tou ambrou a piÅ¾mem. DÃ¡le tu na nÃ¡s pokukuje vanilka a rÅ¯Å¾e. Jinak ten popis sedÃ dokonale: "teplÃ¡ zkaramelizovanÃ¡ rÅ¯Å¾e, Äi flambovanÃ¡ rÅ¯Å¾ovÃ¡ pralinka, Äi rÅ¯Å¾e utopenÃ¡ ve vanilce. SytÃ¡, kalorickÃ¡, slastnÃ¡, bohÃ©mskÃ¡." NejvÃc zimnÃ vÅ¯nÄ, ale hodÃ se naopak i do horkÃ©ho lÃ©ta. SpÃÅ¡ neÅ¾ na den se mi hodÃ na veÄer a tipla bych ji spÃÅ¡ pro 25-30+. To Halima zas bude na 35- :).
Delice D'Arabie by ve vÃ¡s mohla evokovat delikÃ¡tnÃ jemnou vÅ¯ni. To byste byli ale vedle, jak ta jedle. Tady najdete ovoce s trochou kytek. Z tÃ©hle jemnÃ© a jiskÅivÃ© vÅ¯nÄ vyÄnÃvajÃ mandarinky, ÅÃznutÃ© ostruÅ¾inami a jak pÃÅ¡e komentujÃcÃ: "...svÄÅ¾Ã, maliÄko multivitamÃnovÃ¡ (to ale nenÃ myÅ¡leno nijak pejorativnÄ â multivitamÃn mÃ¡ v tomto pÅÃpadÄ podobu ovocnÃ© smÄsi). OstruÅ¾iny jsou drÅ¾eny na uzdÄ kvÄtinami (hlavnÄ rÅ¯Å¾Ã) a piÅ¾mem. A kolem krouÅ¾Ã podtÃ³n velmi podobnÃ½ Lacoste pour Femme...". VÅ¯nÄ pÅevÃ¡Å¾nÄ podzimnÃ a maliÄko ostÅejÅ¡Ã, jakoby s pepÅem, ale to dÄlajÃ ty ostruÅ¾iny.
To Flower of Sudan je ovocnÃ¡ skrz naskrz. Ale pÅitom je stÃ¡le hÅejivÃ¡ a trochu sladkÃ¡. PomeranÄ (moje ÄuchovÃ© jÃ¡ juchÃ¡!) v kombinaci s bergamotem, mandarinkou, citrÃ³nem tu svÄÅ¾Ã a santal s paÄuli zas hÅejÃ a umravÅujÃ :). OpÄt souhlasÃm s recenzÃ: "KolÃnskÃ¡ po arabsku, zkrÃ¡tka intenzÃvnÃ podoba klasickÃ© kolÃnskÃ© (ostatnÄ podoba s Eau de Guerlain a Eau de Guerlain Imperiale mÄ napadla hned pÅi prvnÃm pÅiÄichnutÃ), ale jako horkÃ¡ citrusovÃ¡ smrÅ¡Å¥ s prohÅÃ¡tÃ½m dÅevem nenÃ svÄÅ¾Ã a osvÄÅ¾ujÃcÃ, ale spÃÅ¡e zahÅÃvacÃ." Tenhle unisex (aneb jak ÅÃkÃ¡ Joye "JÃ¡ jsem pro kaÅ¾dej sex.") si ale na kaÅ¾dÃ©m pÅedstavit neumÃm. Na chlapovi spÃÅ¡ v obleku, na tvrÄÃ¡ka nenÃ. A vyloÅ¾enÄ pro dÃ¡miÄky (v dobrÃ©m) asi taky nebude, tam spÃÅ¡ Ameer.
Black Mango mi Lenka podÃ¡vala s tÃm, Å¾e mi buÄ mi sedne nebo absolutnÄ ne, spÃÅ¡ ne. Na prvnÃ nasÃ¡tÃ jsem si Åekla, zvlÃ¡Å¡tnÃ, ale asi ne. Ale po chvÃli to bylo jednoznaÄnÃ© Ano! PÅesnÄ to sedÃ! Kdyby bylo mango ÄernÃ©, vonÄlo by takhle. V tomto pÅÃpadÄ to je mango a ÄernÃ© piÅ¾mo. SeÅ¾enete ho i v 50 ml parfÃ©mu za krÃ¡snou cenu. OvocnÃ©, pÅitom ne vyloÅ¾enÄ citrusovÃ©, lehce hÅejivÃ©, maliÄko sladkÃ©, Å¡petka pepÅe. TakÅ¾e, pokud nemÃ¡te rÃ¡dy citrusy, tohle byste si mÄly uÅ¾Ãt, ale na svÃ© si pÅijdou i milovnÃci citrusÅ¯ :). Schizofrenie hadr :D.
ÃplnÄ nakonec nÃ¡vÅ¡tÄvy mÄ zaujal jeÅ¡tÄ jeden vystavenÃ½ flakÃ³nek a Å¾e "prÃ½ to vonÃ jako Guerlain Insolence. No, posoudit ÃºplnÄ nemÅ¯Å¾u, bo tohohle Guerlaina jsem jeÅ¡tÄ netestovala, ale ingredience by odpovÃdaly. Byla jsem naprosto nadÅ¡enÃ¡ a odeÅ¡la s 15 ml odstÅikem. Ale teÄ si uÅ¾ jistÃ¡ nejsem, bo ve flakÃ³nku vonÃ boÅ¾sky, ale na mÄ uÅ¾ tak ne. PrvnÃ hodinu jsem mÄla pocit, Å¾e okolÃ asi musim pÄknÄ Å¡tvÃ¡t, bo je to silnÃ½. A naveÄer jsem se poÅÃ¡d oÄuchÃ¡vala s nakrÄenym nosem a Åikala si, Å¾e jsem asi tu halenku nechala v praÄce nÄjak dlouho mokrou a vytÃ¡hla ji po nÄkolika hodinÃ¡ch. No ne, neÅ¡lo to. Ale dÃ¡m mu Å¡anci a vyzkouÅ¡Ãm to v rÅ¯znÃ©m poÄasÃ a pÅi rÅ¯znÃ½ch pÅÃleÅ¾itostech, bo ty fialky jsou pÅÃmo skvostnÃ©. StejnÄ jako vÄtÅ¡ina NabilÅ¯ vonÃ pÄknÄ dlouho, aÅ¾ do veÄera. Jen nÄjak nemÅ¯Å¾u pÅijÃt na to, co mi tam vadÃ... to piÅ¾mo? KruciÅ¡, to mÄ Å¡tve!
No nenÃ krÃ¡snej? No a teÄ se mrkneme na tu krÃ¡su, kterou jsem mÄla moÅ¾nost vidÄt. VyzkouÅ¡ela jsem jeÅ¡tÄ hodnÄ parfÃ©mÅ¯ a olejÅ¯, ale myslÃm, Å¾e pro dneÅ¡ek vÃ¡m tohle na Ãºvod staÄilo, takÅ¾e dalÅ¡Ã vÅ¯nÄ pÅÃÅ¡tÄ, dneska jeÅ¡tÄ nÄjakÃ½ ten fotoreport :).
Straka ve mÄ Ã³chala. SamozÅejmÄ, nÄkterÃ© lahviÄky jsou trochu pÅeplÃ¡canÃ©, ale tak vybere si kaÅ¾dÃ½ :). Olej Banafsaj Night je luxusnÃ vÅ¯nÄ tÄch nejdraÅ¾Å¡Ãch rÅ¯Å¾Ã z palÃ¡covÃ½ch zahrad. SloÅ¾enÃ: rÅ¯Å¾e, liÄi, dÅevo, bÃlÃ© piÅ¾mo, jasmÃn. "RÅ¯Å¾ovÃ¡ rÅ¯Å¾e â zpoÄÃ¡tku svÄÅ¾Ã, ÄerstvÄ rozkvetlÃ¡ v rannÃm chlÃ¡dku, ovocnÄ naslÃ¡dlÃ¡, postupnÄ pak rÅ¯Å¾e i s dÅevitÃ½m stonkem a Å¡petkou sladce pudrovÃ©ho piÅ¾ma v polednÃm Å¾Ã¡ru. Na rozdÃl od EdP je CPO mÃ©nÄ ovocnÃ½, zato jemnÄ dÅevitÃ½ a vÃce pudrovÃ½."
Tareekh Gold Ladies EdP - rÅ¯Å¾e, gardÃ©nie, vanilka,ovocnÃ© tÃ³ny, jemnÃ½ med, bÃlÃ© piÅ¾mo.
Shumukh - svÄÅ¾Ã, orientÃ¡lnÃ, kvÄtinovo-ovocnÃ¡ vÅ¯nÄ. SloÅ¾enÃ: citrusy, kvÄtiny, zelenÃ© tÃ³ny, dÅevitÃ© tÃ³ny-santÃ¡l, velice jemnÃ½ oud, piÅ¾mo. "PÅ¯vabnÃ¡, velice luxusnÃ a elegantnÃ arabskÃ¡ vÅ¯nÄ, svÄÅ¾Ã a pÅitom sytÃ¡ a hÅejivÃ¡, pÅÃjemnÄ citrusovÃ¡ vÅ¯nÄ, kterÃ¡ se ÃºÅ¾asnÄ snoubÃ s kvÄtinami, jemnÄ nahoÅklÃ¡ a mÃrnÄ naslÃ¡dlÃ¡, intenzivnÃ a zÃ¡roveÅ jemnÃ¡."
Shomoukh - exkluzivnÃ orientÃ¡lnÃ vÅ¯nÄ evropskÃ©ho typu. SloÅ¾enÃ: broskev, pomeranÄovÃ© kvÄty, rÅ¯Å¾e, fialka, jasmÃn, kosatec, piÅ¾mo, citrusy - tohle musÃm pÅÃÅ¡tÄ zkusit!!! "JemnÃ¡, vzduÅ¡nÃ¡ a elegantnÃ kombinace tÄch nejvybranÄjÅ¡Ãch kvÄtinovÄ ovocnÃ½ch vÅ¯nÃ". Jeden z nejprodÃ¡vanÄjÅ¡Ãch parfÃ©mÅ¯ Arabian Oud.
GelovÃ© parfÃ©my jsou pro mÄ novinkou a nemÅ¯Å¾u ÅÃct, Å¾e bych je jen tak pÅeÅ¡la, moje vnitÅnÃ straka opÄt jÃ¡sala.
Naprosto ÃºÅ¾asnÃ½ Fanan mÄ dostal jak tÄmi rÅ¯Å¾emi na uzÃ¡vÄru tak tÅpytkami pÅÃmo v parfÃ©mu. SloÅ¾enÃ : mandarinka, sladkÃ½ pomeranÄ, rÅ¯Å¾e, frÃ©zie, bÃlÃ© piÅ¾mo. Jedna z nejpopulÃ¡rnÄjÅ¡Ãch vÅ¯nÃ od Syed Junaid Alam Perfumes v krÃ¡snÃ©m a originÃ¡lnÃm balenÃ se tÅpytivou parfÃ©movou vodou. "SvÄÅ¾e citrusovÃ½ zaÄÃ¡tek s nÃ¡dechem âvÃ¡noÄnÃhoâ koÅenÃ se rozvonÄl do svÄÅ¾Ã ovocnÄ kvÄtinovÃ© piÅ¾movky â jemnÃ©, tÄlovÃ©, pÅesto jiskÅivÃ©. VÅ¯nÄ ryze evropskÃ©ho charakteru.....a se skvÄlou vÃ½drÅ¾Ã." Zase ty pomeranÄe!
Tato sladkÃ¡ ovocnÃ¡ orientÃ¡lka Maila mÃ¡ nejen krÃ¡snou ozdobu na flakonku, ale to sloÅ¾enÃ: ananas, bÃlÃ© piÅ¾mo, broskev, paÄuli, vanilka, ambra. Je sytÃ¡, intenzivnÃ, Å¾enskÃ¡, okouzlujÃcÃ a jedineÄnÃ¡. "VÃ½raznÄ sladkÃ¡ ovocnÃ¡ vÅ¯nÄ na vanilkovÃ©m zÃ¡kladÄ â z ovoce dominujÃ pocukrovanÃ© bÃlÃ© broskve. Po rozvonÄnÃ jeÅ¡tÄ stopa suchÃ© sladkÃ© paÄuli. Pro milovnice sladkÃ½ch vÅ¯nÃ."
Banafsaj EDP je spÃÅ¡e zÃ¡padnÃho stylu a je "jemnÃ¡ svÄÅ¾Ã vÅ¯nÄ orosenÃ½ch rÅ¯Å¾ovÃ½ch a pivoÅkovÃ½ch okvÄtnÃch plÃ¡tkÅ¯ v zÃ¡voji kÅiÅ¡Å¥Ã¡lovÃ©ho piÅ¾ma. TypovÄ podobnÃ¡ Euphoriii Blossom, popÅ. Stelle a nÄkterÃ½m jejÃm limitkÃ¡m. A se skvÄlou vÃ½drÅ¾Ã." Banafsaj Night je mixem arabskÃ©ho a zÃ¡padnÃho stylu. SloÅ¾enÃ: rÅ¯Å¾e, liÄi, bÃlÃ© piÅ¾mo, jasmÃn. "OrosenÃ¡ rÅ¯Å¾e v ÄasnÃ©m letnÃm rÃ¡nu s pÅÃjemnÃ½m sladÅ¡Ãm ovocnÃ½m tÃ³nem. A vÃ½drÅ¾ dlouhÃ¡ pÅedlouhÃ¡.!
Arabian Nights Gold je unisexovÃ¡ hÅejivÃ¡, orientÃ¡lnÃ, koÅenÄnÃ¡ a citrusovo-dÅevitÃ¡ vÅ¯nÄ. SloÅ¾enÃ: mandarinka, bergamot, zÃ¡zvor, pelynÄk, levandule, kadidlo, rÅ¯Å¾ovÃ½ pepÅ, rÅ¯Å¾e, piÅ¾mo, vanilka, labdanum, paÄuli. "HÅejivÃ¡ sladce dÅevitÃ¡ vÅ¯nÄ s mnoÅ¾stvÃm koÅenÃ â evokuje koÅenku, v jejÃÅ¾ Å¡uplÃÄcÃch zÅ¯staly zbytky uloÅ¾enÃ©ho koÅenÃ. Po rozvonÄnÃ uhlazenÃ¡ oblÃ¡Äkem teplÃ©ho, sladce kouÅovÃ©ho labdana. Je uvÃ¡dÄna jako unisex, ale podle mÃ©ho nÃ¡zoru mÃ¡ o malinko blÃÅ¾ spÃÅ¡ blÃÅ¾e k vÅ¯ni pÃ¡nskÃ©."
ParfÃ©movÃ½ olej Kashkha je typem elegantnÃ, kvÄtinovo-dÅevitÃ© a koÅenÄnÃ© orientÃ¡lnÃ vÅ¯nÄ. SloÅ¾enÃ: bergamot, jablko, skoÅice, divokÃ¡ rÅ¯Å¾e, Å¡afrÃ¡n, kardamom, oud, kosatec, vetiver, cedr, santÃ¡l, ambra, piÅ¾mo. To je smÄska, co? Tenhle musÃm pÅÃÅ¡tÄ taky zkusit :). StejnÄ tak jako sametovÄ sladkou vanilku v Hadharahu. Tahle intenzivnÃ, sametovÄ hebkÃ¡ a nÄÅ¾nÃ¡ Å¾enskÃ¡ vÅ¯nÄ s neuvÄÅitelnou vÃ½drÅ¾Ã obsahuje vanilku, bÃlÃ© piÅ¾mo a rÅ¯Å¾i.
Romance Murakkaz je luxusnÃ, svÅ¯dnou, kvÄtinovÄ orientÃ¡lnÃ vÅ¯nÃ vyzdvihujÃcÃ Å¾enskou krÃ¡su. SametovÃ¡ a smyslnÃ¡ kombinace vÅ¯nÃ, kterÃ© je tÄÅ¾kÃ© odolat. SloÅ¾enÃ: rÅ¯Å¾e, jasmÃn, smÄs kvÄtin, koÅenÃ a vzÃ¡cnÃ½ch dÅev, Å¡Å¥avnatÃ© broskvovÃ© a meruÅkovÃ© tÃ³ny, orientÃ¡lnÃ dÅevitÃ© tÃ³ny, ambra, piÅ¾mo. "Å Å¥avnatÄ ovocnÃ¡ kvÄtinovÃ¡ vÅ¯nÄ, vÃ½raznÄ nektarovÄ naslÃ¡dlÃ¡. HladkÃ© dÅevo a bÃlÃ© piÅ¾mo ji obalujÃ do ânadÃ½chanÃ©â podoby. Je hustÃ¡, je hladkÃ¡, je hebce plyÅ¡ovÃ¡, je luxusnÃ.....je krÃ¡snÃ¡ tak, Å¾e to hraniÄÃ aÅ¾ s kÃ½Äem."
TuhÃ© parfÃ©my vypadajÃ opravdu nÃ¡dhernÄ. Tareekh Gold Ladies obsahuje rÅ¯Å¾i, gardÃ©nii, vanilku, ovocnÃ© tÃ³ny, jemnÃ½ med a bÃlÃ© piÅ¾mo a je to vÃ½raznÃ¡, sladce vanilkovÃ¡ vÅ¯nÄ s jemnÃ½m orientÃ¡lnÃm nÃ¡dechem. "HÅejivÃ¡ sladce vanilkovÃ¡ vÅ¯nÄ se stopou peÄenÃ½ch jablek a kapkou meduâ¦a pÅes vÅ¡echny ingredience, ze kterÃ½ch sladkost pÅÃmo odkapÃ¡vÃ¡, nenÃ ulepenÃ¡."
Taef patÅÃ mezi ovocnÄ kvÄtinovÃ© vÅ¯nÄ a jeho sloÅ¾enÃ je nÃ¡sledujÃcÃ: jahody, smÄs sladkÃ©ho ovoce, vodnÃ kvÄtiny, jasmÃn, rÅ¯Å¾e, vanilka. HÅejivÃ© tÃ³ny proslazenÃ©ho ovoce se snoubÃ s rÅ¯Å¾emi a vytvÃ¡ÅÃ sladkÃ½ oblak kolem svÃ© nositelky. Tohle budu muset zkusit! "SmÄs rÅ¯Å¾ovÃ½ch rÅ¯Å¾Ã a sladkÃ©ho ovocnÃ©ho Å¾elÃ© â vÅ¯nÄ aÅ¾ skoro gurmÃ¡nskÃ¡, odlehÄenÃ¡ svÄÅ¾e avivÃ¡Å¾ovÃ½m koncem. Pro milovnice sladkÃ½ch sytÃ½ch vÅ¯nÃ mÃ¡ velkÃ© plus â nenÃ ulepenÃ¡ ani syntetickÃ¡."
Burj Al Haramain je pro vÃ¡s tÃm pravÃ½m, chcete-li mÃt doma kousek Dubaje :). Tato orientÃ¡lnÃ, sladce svÄÅ¾Ã kvÄtinovo-dÅevitÃ¡ vÅ¯nÄ vÃ¡s obklopÃ slastnÃ½m zÃ¡vanem pÅepychu a je svou vzneÅ¡enostÃ obrazem luxusnÃho sedmihvÄzdiÄkovÃ©ho hotelu Burj Dubai. KouzelnÃ½ mix kvÄtin, vanilky a vzÃ¡cnÃ½ch dÅev spolu s jemnÃ½m, skoro neznatelnÃ½m oudovÃ½m podtÃ³nem. SloÅ¾enÃ: jasmÃn, mimÃ³za, vanilka, vzÃ¡cnÃ© dÅeviny, ambra, oud z Laosu.
Jsou-li vaÅ¡Ãm favoritem chyprovky, je tu pro vÃ¡s tento exkluzivnÃ parfÃ©movÃ½ olej Khaltat al Haram ve sloÅ¾enÃ: lilie, neroli, ylang-ylang, lotosovÃ½ kvÄt, vzÃ¡cnÃ© rÅ¯Å¾e, muÄenka, heliotrop, kadidlo, oud, kosatec, konvalinka, jantar, ÄernÃ¡ orchidej a bÃlÃ© piÅ¾mo. Tato tajemnÄ vÃ¡Å¡nivÃ¡, luxusnÃ, decentnÃ a svÅ¯dnÃ¡ vÅ¯nÄ pochÃ¡zÃ z parfumerÃ¡ÅskÃ©ho domu tÄch nejluxusnÄjÅ¡Ãch parfÃ©mÅ¯ Abdul Samad al Quarashi.
Gharam patÅÃ mezi orientÃ¡lnÃ, kvÄtinovo-ovocnÃ© vÅ¯nÄ a obsahuje: heliotrop, jasmÃn, frÃ©zii, ibiÅ¡ek, rÅ¯Å¾i, maracuju, citronovou kÅ¯ru, piÅ¾mo. Tato pohÃ¡dkovÄ krÃ¡snÃ¡ a elegantnÃ Å¾enskÃ¡ vÅ¯nÄ od mistrÅ¯ parfumerÅ¯ luxusnÃ znaÄky Arabian Oud je luxusnÃ kombinacÃ tÄch nejvybranÄjÅ¡Ãch vonnÃ½ch sloÅ¾ek. ExkluzivnÃ flakon ze zlatavÃ©ho kovu, kterÃ½ je zdoben kvÄtinovÃ½mi ornamenty. "NaslÃ¡dle kvÄtinovÃ¡ vÅ¯nÄ s malou Å¡petkou ovoce (ve sloÅ¾enÃ je uvedenÃ¡ maracuja, je to spÃÅ¡e zralÃ© mango a Å¡Å¥Ã¡va z ÄervenÃ½ch jablek), uhlazenÃ¡ nepatrnÄ vÄtrovÃ½ch piÅ¾mem. VÅ¯nÄ je svÄÅ¾Ã, tÅpytivÃ¡, plnÃ¡ energie......a s ryze evropskÃ½m charakterem."
ParfÃ©movÃ½ olej Ghaidae je kvÄtinovÄ ovocnÃ¡ vÅ¯nÄ s orientÃ¡lnÃm nÃ¡dechem. Tato luxusnÃ a elegantnÃ vÅ¯nÄ je velice neobvyklÃ¡ a hodÃ se pro vÃ½jimeÄnÃ© pÅÃleÅ¾itosti. "Hebce sametovÃ¡, trÃ¡vovÄ zelenÃ¡, sladÅ¡Ã ovocnÃ¡ vÅ¯nÄ, doplnÄnÃ¡ ojÃnÄnÃ½mi kvÄtinovÃ½mi plÃ¡tky. VÅ¯nÄ pro harÃ©movou taneÄnici."
Night Dreams je unisex parfÃ©movÃ½ olej se sloÅ¾enÃm: smÄs kvÄtin a vzÃ¡cnÃ½ch dÅevin, santal, rÅ¯Å¾e, oud, cedr, zemitÃ© tÃ³ny, mech, pudr.
ExkluzivnÃ, hÅejivÃ¡ a tajemnÃ¡ orientÃ¡lnÃ vÅ¯nÄ Shahrazad je luxusnÃ vÅ¯nÃ pro arabskou princeznu â pohÃ¡dkovÄ krÃ¡snÃ¡ a elegantnÃ Å¾enskÃ¡ vÅ¯nÄ od mistrÅ¯ parfumerÅ¯ luxusnÃ znaÄky Arabian Oud. SloÅ¾enÃ: ambra, rÅ¯Å¾e, brusinky, paÄuli, santal, lotosovÃ½ kvÄt, ylang-ylang, dÅevo Kyara, ÄernÃ© piÅ¾mo, Amarant, rÅ¯Å¾ovÃ½ vavÅÃn. "HÅejivÃ¡ kombinace kvÄtin (dominantnÃ rÅ¯Å¾e + velmi distingovanÃ© bÃlÃ© kvÄtiny, zvlÃ¡Å¡tÄ pak jasmÃn) na dÅevitÄ ambrovÃ©m zÃ¡kladÄ. Ale nenÃ nijak tÄÅ¾kÃ¡ ani sladkÃ¡ â prÅ¯bÄÅ¾nÄ se objevujÃ vodnÃ tÃ³ny v podobÄ naslÃ¡dlÃ©ho prohÅÃ¡tÃ©ho zahradnÃho jezÃrka, kterÃ© ji odlehÄujÃ. VÅ¯nÄ pÅ¯sobÃ opravdu luxusnÃm dojmem â vyzaÅuje z nÃ klid a romantika pohÃ¡dkovÃ½ch palÃ¡cÅ¯."
Pretty Lady patÅÃ mezi intenzivnÃ vÅ¯nÄ rÅ¯Å¾Ã a ovoce na sladÅ¡Ãm zÃ¡kladu s velkou vÃ½drÅ¾Ã. SloÅ¾enÃ: rÅ¯Å¾e, mandarinka, vanilka.
Hayati je vÃtÄzem prestiÅ¾nÃ soutÄÅ¾e organizace The Fragrance Foundation - FIFI Arabia Awards 2012 v kategorii "NejprestiÅ¾nÄjÅ¡Ã - nejluxusnÄjÅ¡Ã Å¾enskÃ¡ vÅ¯nÄ". Je to dÅevitÄ hÅejivÃ¡ orientÃ¡lnÃ vÅ¯nÄ podobnÃ©ho raÅ¾enÃ jako Shahrazad nebo Kalemat, ale bez tÄÅ¾kÃ½ch orientÃ¡lnÃch tÃ³nÅ¯. SloÅ¾enÃ: tuberÃ³za, ambra, skoÅice, vzÃ¡cnÃ¡ dÅeva, vetiver, kambodÅ¾skÃ½ oud, kandovanÃ© ovoce, kardamom. "Ambrovka â sladkÃ¡, dÅevitÃ¡, s ÃºÅ¾asnou nesladkou skoÅicÃ a tÃ³ny kandovanÃ©ho ovoce. Oud je ve spojenÃ s vetiverem kouÅovÄ jemnÃ½ a delikÃ¡tnÃ, spÃÅ¡ ve formÄ podkresu. Je sice vedena jako dÃ¡mskÃ¡, ale mohou ji bez problÃ©mÅ¯ nosit i pÃ¡novÃ© â zejmÃ©na pak milovnÃci sladkÃ½ch dÅevitÄ koÅenÄnÃ½ch vÅ¯nÃ typu Kalemat Äi Kalemat Black."
OrientÃ¡lnÃ kvÄtinovÃ¡ Oudh MaâAl Wardh je silnÃ¡ kombinace oudu a rÅ¯Å¾e pro silnÃ© nÃ¡tury a oudovÃ© milovnÃky :). SloÅ¾enÃ: rÅ¯Å¾e, santal, oud.
Waid Taifi - hÅejivÃ¡, rÅ¯Å¾ovÃ¡ a orientÃ¡lnÃ. SloÅ¾enÃ: konvalinka, zelenÃ© tÃ³ny, rÅ¯Å¾e z Taifu, ÄajovÃ¡ rÅ¯Å¾e, damaÅ¡skÃ¡ rÅ¯Å¾e, heliotrop, santÃ¡l, vanilka.
PÅenÃ¡dhernÃ½ Jawan je orientÃ¡lka s obsahem orientÃ¡lnÃch tÃ³nÅ¯, bylin, citrÃ³nu, kvÄtin, vzÃ¡cnÃ½ch dÅevin a ambry.
Hajar - oudovÃ¡ vÅ¯nÄ. SloÅ¾enÃ : mandarinka, citrÃ³n, kardamom, santÃ¡l, oud.
Z velmi elegantnÃ, svÄÅ¾e sladkÃ©, kvÄtinovÃ© kÅehkÃ© vÅ¯nÄ Hanako vyzaÅuje kouzlo rozkvetlÃ© zahrady v prvnÃch paprscÃch vychÃ¡zejÃcÃho slunce. SloÅ¾enÃ: tuberÃ³za, jasmÃn, bÃlÃ© piÅ¾mo, rÅ¯Å¾e. "VelkÃ¡ kytice bÃlÃ½ch kvÄtin s velkou rÅ¯Å¾ovou rÅ¯Å¾Ã uprostÅed, poprÃ¡Å¡enÃ¡ sladkÃ½m pudrem. NenÃ to Å¾Ã¡dnÃ½ Ãºder kytkou do Äenichu, ale vÅ¯nÄ s puncem vysokÃ© elegance a romantickÃ¡ zÃ¡roveÅ. Tak nÄjak si pÅedstavuju parfÃ©m pro nevÄstu par excellence."
SladkÃ¡ orientÃ¡lnÃ Butterfly 3 se ÅadÃ mezi vÃ½raznÃ© sladÅ¡Ã ovocnÄ kvÄtinovÃ© vÅ¯nÄ. SloÅ¾enÃ: bazalka, fialky, levandule, citrusy, sladkÃ© tropickÃ© ovoce, pivoÅka, lotosovÃ½ kvÄt, cukrovÃ© tÃ³ny. "PotÃ©, co se tryskem pÅehnal avivÃ¡Å¾ovÃ½ zaÄÃ¡tek, rozvonÄla se do podoby sladkÃ©ho dÅ¾usu z tropickÃ©ho ovoce s okvÄtnÃmi plÃ¡tky kvÄtin. PrÃ¡vÄ dÃky kvÄtinovÃ½m tÃ³nÅ¯m nenÃ nijak ulepenÃ¡. A do horka mÅ¯Å¾e bÃ½t pro milovnice sladkÃ½ch vÅ¯nÃ vÃc neÅ¾ zajÃmavÃ¡."
Nawaem je kvÄtinovÃ¡, ovocnÃ¡, jemnÄ dÅevitÃ¡, intenzivnÃ, Å¾enskÃ¡ a okouzlujÃcÃ. SloÅ¾enÃ: lotosovÃ½ kvÄt, hruÅ¡ka, jahody, jasmÃn, tuberoza, ylang-ylang, gardÃ©nie, konvalinka, pomeranÄovÃ½ kvÄt, santÃ¡l, vanilka, piÅ¾mo. Tenhle mÄ taky lÃ¡kÃ¡ ke zkouÅ¡enÃ.
Noora Ah - jemnÄ orientÃ¡lnÃ, sladkÃ¡ a kvÄtinovo-koÅenÄnÃ¡ vÅ¯nÄ. SloÅ¾enÃ: kvÄtiny, santÃ¡l, vzÃ¡cnÃ© dÅeviny, oud, ambra.
JeÅ¡tÄ bych rÃ¡da zmÃnila akce, kterÃ© v e-shopu ArabskÃ½ch parfÃ©mÅ¯ teÄ najdete. 10% sleva pÅi nÃ¡kupu nad 700 KÄ (platÃ do dneÅ¡nÃ pÅ¯lnoci), 5ml roll-on je za 90 KÄ a 1 ml vzorek za 30 KÄ a 20% sleva naprostÃ© vÄtÅ¡iny parfÃ©mÅ¯/celÃ½ch flakonÅ¯ (platÃ do 23.12.)
No, to by pro dneÅ¡ek staÄilo. VelkÃ© parfÃ©my jsem nÄjak ani nezkouÅ¡ela, jen nÄkterÃ© a jen k vÃÄku. Kdyby ano, odchÃ¡zela bych bÅ¯hvÃ v kolik. Na nÄ se vrhnu pÅÃÅ¡tÄ, uÅ¾ teÄ mÃ¡m nÄkolik favoritÅ¯. A abyste nepÅiÅ¡li zkrÃ¡tka ani vy, vÄnovala Lenka do soutÄÅ¾e pro vÃ¡s tÅi el nabilky. Vybraly jsme pro vÃ¡s Halimu (nejoblÃbenÄjÅ¡Ã, sedne skoro kaÅ¾dÃ©mu), pro experimentÃ¡torky jsem si vynutila Black Mango a Lenka pak vybrala jasmÃnovo-pomeranÄovou Gold (africkÃ© slunce padajÃcÃ na kupu jasmÃnovÃ½ch a pomeranÄovÃ½ch kvÄtin. OpojnÃ¡, radostnÃ¡, autentickÃ¡, bez indolickÃ½ch pachÅ¯. BÃ¡jeÄnÃ©, slastnÃ© a pronikavÃ© aroma. "PomeranÄovÃ© a jasmÃnovÃ© kvÄty s vÃ½raznÃ½m ovocnÃ½m nÃ¡dechem rozpÃ¡lenÃ© polednÃm Å¾Ã¡rem. PostupnÄ se ovoce ÄÃ¡steÄnÄ ztratilo, zato pomeranÄovÃ© kvÄty, doplnÄnÃ© hladkÃ½m dÅevem, nabraly na intenzitÄ.").
Coprolalia (UK) - Adapt or Die (demo 1986)
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en rien le mode de vie de la masse, que les diffÃ©rentes rÃ©formes, quâelles allÃ¨gent ou durcissent ponctuellement les acteurs de la sociÃ©tÃ© tels que les chefs dâentreprises ou les ouvriers, dÃ©pendent avant tout de la conjoncture Ã©conomique. Tout choix politique, toute rÃ©forme plus ou moins audacieuse voire risquÃ©e sera in fine irrÃ©mÃ©diablement absorbÃ©e par Â« La sociÃ©tÃ© de consommation Â». Cette ogresse puante distribue Ã©normÃ©ment de jouets Ã ses enfants pour quâils puissent se distraire et ainsi se dÃ©tourner de toute rÃ©volte salvatrice qui nuirait Ã son existence infÃ¢me. La tÃ©lÃ©vision est lâun des plus classiques, cette derniÃ¨re Ã©tant Ã lâhomme contemporain ce que la poupÃ©e est Ã la petite fille. Penser comme certaines personnes que faire jouer une petite fille aux petits soldats est une rÃ©volution, câest ne pas comprendre que le petit soldat ou la poupÃ©e sont simplement vendus et achetÃ©s dans le mÃªme magasin, et le magasin câest lâennemi. Mais Â« la sociÃ©tÃ© de consommation Â» a trouvÃ© un autre bon moyen pour donner une semblant de responsabilitÃ© Ã la foule, qui se satisfait finalement de peu, câest le vote.
Si le magasin est lâennemi physique alors le vote est lâennemi moral de lâHomme. Il sert, non pas Ã choisir la personne qui nous gouvernera pendant une bribe dâannÃ©es en se basant sur un document fallacieux appelÃ© communÃ©ment Â« programme Â», mais uniquement Ã faire valider au peuple ce rÃ©gime mis en place. Lâaction du vote donne une lÃ©gitimitÃ© populaire au systÃ¨me pour continuer Ã nous sodomiser. Une personne qui vote valide automatiquement celui qui sera choisi pour gouverner, mÃªme si elle a votÃ© contre lui : voter, câest promouvoir le candidat gagnant au nom de la sacro-sainte dÃ©mocratie. Comme dans un match de foot, nous payons les tickets dâentrÃ©e au stade mÃªme si nous ne sommes pas dâaccord avec le score, mÃªme si Ã la 84â il y avait pÃ©noche, obligatoirement, nous acceptons tous que câest lâÃ©quipe dÃ©signÃ©e comme vainqueur par lâarbitre qui a gagnÃ©â¦ en dÃ©mocratie, toutes les Ã©quipes sont composÃ©es des mÃªmes ramassis de larves qui se foutent de leurs supporters et qui nâont absolument pas lâamour du beau jeu. Voter câest donc afficher son accord Ã introniser des ordures et accepter dâÃªtre Ã la merci de ces faussaires. Câest se soumettre au jeu truquÃ© dÃ©mocratique et Ã toutes les entourloupes qui en dÃ©coulent. Câest valider le fonctionnement injuste de ce systÃ¨me puis se soumettre aux rÃ¨gles dictÃ©es par ces sous-hommes opportunistes et sans scrupules. Le Â« programme Â» prÃ©sentÃ© en pÃ©riode Ã©lectorale comme le menu promis nâest constamment jamais respectÃ©, mise Ã part pour les rÃ©formes les plus secondaires, les plus anecdotiques ou alors pour les rÃ©formes les plus douloureuses pour le peuple. Au restaurant quand on commande un steak cuit Ã point servi avec une sauce aux champignons, des frites et des lÃ©gumes, si lâon sert uniquement la sauce aux champignons dans un bol, on gueule, on part du resto sans manger et sans payer bien sÃ»r : câest la rÃ©action lÃ©gitime Ã un tel foutage de gueuleâ¦ en dÃ©mocratie non ! On lape la sauce, avec du pain si on a de la chance, et on retourne au mÃªme resto pour rÃ©pÃ©ter inlassablement le rituel sodomite perpÃ©trÃ© par ce restaurateur vÃ©reux.
La dÃ©mocratie, par son semblant de libertÃ© offert au peuple, Ã©touffe toute vellÃ©itÃ© de rÃ©volte. Il suffit de voir les manifestations dâaujourdâhui, aucun esprit de rÃ©volte ne sây trouve : ils restent tous en rang bien dociles, ils craignent la moindre incartade et fustigent les casseurs, Ã§a ne cesse de dÃ©blatÃ©rer des slogans ineptes dans un cortÃ¨ge de brebis galeuses. Pas assez galeuses pour crever, mais suffisamment pour infecter dâautres brebis qui paissaient tranquillement dans leur prÃ©. Elles nâavaient pourtant rien demandÃ©. Une manifestation est aussi rÃ©volutionnaire quâun politicien bienveillant. Câest-Ã -dire zÃ©ro ! Il faudrait bien plus quâun cortÃ¨ge du dimanche pour empÃªcher un gouvernement de faire passer ses reformes de lÃ¢ches esclavagistes attardÃ©s. La dÃ©mocratie est censÃ©e avoir pour but de servir la majoritÃ© : les plus prÃ©caires ainsi que la classe moyenne, contrairement Ã lâÃ©lite bourgeoise qui est largement minoritaireâ¦ Personne ne sâest jamais demandÃ© pourquoi ce sont les reformes les moins optimales pour la population et les plus avantageuse pour la classe Ã©litiste qui sont mises en place systÃ©matiquement par les gouvernements ? Câest simple, câest parce que les politiciens font partie de cette Ã©lite purulente. Ils ne sont pas cons, ils pensent Ã servir leurs intÃ©rÃªts, mÃªme si ce nâest pas leur fonction, Ã©videmment. Ils nâont aucun intÃ©rÃªt Ã se tirer des balles dans le pied, donc ils alignent des reformes qui les avantagent eux et leurs familles. Puis ils placent leurs enfants, leurs femmes ou des amis dans des emplois fictifs, et quand certains se font attraper dans leurs saloperies, le schÃ©ma est trÃ¨s simple. Cela commence par un scandale relayÃ© plusieurs jours dans les mÃ©dias... la population se dit : Â« oh bon sang ! Tous des pourris ! Â» LâintÃ©ressÃ©, lui, nie les faits, ensuite il les minimise, enfin il sâexcuse. Les mÃ©dias arrÃªtent dâen parler, lâintÃ©ressÃ© va un gala pour montrer que câest quand mÃªme un Â« type bien Â», la population se lasse, la Justice ne fait pas son travail, lâaffaire est oubliÃ©e, lâintÃ©ressÃ© souffle, la population vote pour lui. Bonjour, au revoir, ni vu, ni connu, jâtâembrouille.
Il ne faut absolument rien faire pour ces lÃ©preux-lÃ , ni pour leur systÃ¨me sclÃ©rosÃ©, ni pour leur gouvernement de porcs pestifÃ©rÃ©s agonisants dans une mare infecte dÃ©bordante de dÃ©chets moisis et de vieilles casseroles. Tout Ã§a nâest quâun ramassis de vomi idÃ©ologique. Nous avons suffisamment dâÃ©nergie Ã dÃ©penser pour nos propres problÃ¨mes pour ne pas en dÃ©penser pour de telles personnes. LâindiffÃ©rence est la meilleure arme face Ã ces dÃ©tritus qui veulent absolument sâapproprier les Â« voix Â» des gens. Ne rien leur offrir, surtout pas notre temps, nos idÃ©es, notre force, notre attention, nos rÃªvesâ¦ Rien. Ils ne sauront que les pourrir et sâen servir Ã mauvais escient. Cette crapulerie doit absolument Ãªtre jetÃ©e dans les cellules de lâoubli pour toujours, et concrÃ¨tement le meilleur moyen de le leur faire comprendre est lâabstention. Dans nâimporte quelle situation de la vie quotidienne, quand on ne sait pas comment faire, il vaut mieux sâabstenir plutÃ´t que faire de la merde. Pour la dÃ©mocratie, lâavantage, câest quâon sait dÃ©jÃ la chiasse que Ã§a va Ãªtre, il est donc Ã©vident que nous devons nous abstenir. Lâabstention câest se dÃ©livrer du mal, celui que les partis distillent depuis bien trop longtemps Ã coups de discours vicieux, dâÃ©lections abjectes et de campagnes immondes. Face Ã Ã§a, lâabstention apparaÃ®t comme une dÃ©livrance. Un souffle dâair frais plein de libertÃ© au milieu dâun marÃ©cage nausÃ©abond. Quâils arrÃªtent de nous rÃ©pÃ©ter que voter câest choisir le moindre mal, câest totalement faux, car tous les partis sont plongÃ©s dans le mal jusquâau cou, sans exception. De lâextrÃªme droite Ã lâextrÃªme gauche en passant par lâextrÃªme centre, il nây a rien Ã conserver dans ces entreprises aux parois recouvertes de moisissures. Ils ruinent systÃ©matiquement les espoirs que les gens avaient placÃ©s en eux. Ils ont trahi, ils trahissent et ils trahiront encore. Pas un pour rattraper lâautre. Tous dans le mÃªme bain puant. Arrosons cette baignoire avec de lâacide sulfurique afin que leurs corps pustuleux se dissolvent complÃ¨tement et nâobtenir, enfin !, quâune minuscule flaque toute flasque dâos bouillis. Quâon arrÃªte de nous dire que lâabstention est irresponsable, câest fini ! DÃ©sormais câest le vote qui est irresponsable. Les politiciens nous ont maintes fois montrÃ© leur incompÃ©tence, leur malhonnÃªtetÃ©, leur fourberie, leur mÃ©pris du peuple et leur esprit belliqueux. Leur inutilitÃ© est flagrante et introniser lâun de ces incapables en tant que prÃ©sident est un acte masochiste. Dâune certaine maniÃ¨re, voter câest choisir la couleur de la bite en plastique qui nous dÃ©foncera le cul. Choisir une couleur, câest accepter la sodomie en approuvant le gode parce quâon prÃ©fÃ¨re le rose au bleu. Quoi quâil en soit, nous finirons bien enculÃ©s, alors faisons-leur au moins comprendre que nous ne voulons pas de Ã§a, que ce nâest pas la couleur qui nous chiffonne, mais lâeffraction pÃ©nÃ©trante dans nos rectums rÃ©calcitrants. Mieux vaut mourir debout que de vivre Ã quatre pattes un bÃ¢ton colorÃ© dans le cul. Câest Ã Ã§a dÃ©sormais que doit tendre notre responsabilitÃ© dâindividus libres et conscients.
La politique est une grande famille de consanguins attardÃ©s, tous se connaissent depuis longtemps, ont frÃ©quentÃ© les mÃªmes Ã©coles et les mÃªmes quartiers chics de la capitale, tous copulent entre eux, si ce nâest physiquement, au moins idÃ©ologiquement, tous se donnent des coups de pattes amicales ou des coups de griffes intÃ©ressÃ©es selon ce qui est bÃ©nÃ©fique Ã leur petit business pourri. On peut Ãªtre sÃ»r quâil nâexiste aucune personne parmi ceux qui ont combattu Ã en mourir de rÃªve et dâespoir qui lâait fait au nom de la promotion dâune grande famille consanguine de hyÃ¨nes psychopathes et affairistes souffrant dâautisme chronique. Un jour peut-Ãªtre on saluera les hÃ©ros de lâabstentionnisme comme nous cÃ©lÃ©brons aujourdâhui les hÃ©ros de la dÃ©mocratie. Ce jour-lÃ , et seulement ce jour-lÃ , on pourra dire que lâabstention est devenue merdique. Nous en sommes loin ! A la mÃ©moire des grands combattants dÃ©fenseurs de la dÃ©mocratie, ne votons pas ! TerminÃ© les jÃ©rÃ©miades sur le vote comme devoir citoyen ! LÃ©gitimer des personnes qui manquent Ã tous leurs devoirs de citoyens alors quâils devraient Ãªtre nos modÃ¨les ? Ces rÃ©sidus de pustules infectÃ©es du virus de lâEbola ne font mÃªme pas le quart de ce pour quoi ils sont Ã©lus et surpayÃ©sâ¦ Ã nos frais de surcroÃ®t. Leur prÃ©sence dans les assemblÃ©es sont anecdotiques, tellement furtives quâils passent plus de temps Ã la cafÃ©tÃ©ria Ã sâempiffrer en riant grassement quâÃ se prÃ©occuper des problÃ¨mes de leurs administrÃ©s. Ils sâamusent Ã se jeter des boules puantes durant leurs discussions de comptoir, mais pour contribuer au dÃ©veloppement de leur pays, ils nâont ni le sÃ©rieux, ni la rigueur et surtout pas la compÃ©tence pour le faire dignement et efficacement. Aucun dâentre eux nâa la carrure dâun chef dâEtat, ce qui serait la moindre des choses dans leur position, mais leurs carrures politiques sont plus proches des petits voyous de banlieue, sans la noblesse quâon peut retrouver dans la dÃ©brouillardise des racailles qui galÃ¨rent dans leur citÃ© fantÃ´me et dÃ©labrÃ©e. Ils sont vautrÃ©s dans leurs grands hÃ©micycles comme des porcs dans la fange et salissent, sans le moindre scrupule, leur tÃ¢che plus ou moins prestigieuse de gouverner un pays. Le vrai devoir de citoyen aujourdâhui est de ne pas cautionner ces crapules si fiÃ¨res dâÃªtre des moins que rien.
MÃªme le vote blanc est encore trop bon pour eux, câest encore se dÃ©placer dans les locaux sans Ã¢me de lâEtat pour entendre un inconnu dire Â« A votÃ© Â» aprÃ¨s avoir glissÃ© une enveloppe dans une urne Ã©lectorale... tout Ã§a pour un vote qui ne sera pas comptabilisÃ© ! Peine perdue ! A ce niveau, ce ne sont plus des urnes Ã©lectorales mais des urnes funÃ©raires. Comme le veut la tradition, laissons les morts en paix. Il faut dÃ©sormais apprendre Ã se dÃ©tacher de cet univers gangrÃ©nÃ© par le vice. Rompre avec ce monde dÃ©gueulasse de la politique. Nous nâavons plus rien Ã attendre dâeux, nous leur avons laissÃ© beaucoup trop de chances dâaccomplir quelque chose pour le peuple, alors quâune seule Ã©tait dÃ©jÃ de trop. Laissons-les croupir pathÃ©tiquement dans leur geÃ´le dÃ©moniaque pleine de moisissure quâon appelle trop gentiment Â« les affaires politiques Â». Posons notre main sur un arbre au lieu de la salir avec un vote. Regardons des enfants jouer au lieu de saloper nos yeux avec des Ã©missions de dÃ©bats politiques. Ecoutons notre chat miauler ou des oiseaux chanter au lieu de pourrir nos oreilles avec des discours pleins de mensonges. Abandonnons le systÃ¨me dÃ©mocratique et adoptons plutÃ´t le Â« systÃ¨me D Â» tout court, celui de la dÃ©brouille, de lâadaptation et de lâautonomie. Reprenons notre indÃ©pendance individuelle au lieu de nous enfermer dans un esclavagisme virtuellement collectif. Finissons-en avec la dÃ©mocratie et laissons la vie reprendre tous ses droits. Elle, au moins, nâa pas besoin dâavocat pour se dÃ©fendre, au contraire des politiciens plongÃ©s dans de si nombreux procÃ¨s pour fraudes ou autres saloperies du genre. La vie nâa besoin de rien pour resplendirâ¦ et surtout pas dâun vote. Ni les arbres, ni les animaux, ni les enfants nâont le pouvoir dâÃ©lire une personne dans une dÃ©mocratie. Puisque ils ne votent pas, soyons sages, faisons confiance aux enfants !
|SprzecznoÅci miÄdzy naukÄ a religiÄ : 10 przykÅadÃ³w|
KoÅciÃ³Å twierdzi, Å¼e miÄdzy naukÄ a religiÄ katolickÄ nie ma sprzecznoÅci. SÄ to zapewniania ogÃ³lnikowe. Liczne sprzecznoÅci sÄ faktem, podam 10 przykÅadÃ³w dotyczÄ cych chrzeÅcijaÅstwa, przede wszystkim katolicyzmu. W przypadku innych religii przykÅady pod rÃ³Å¼nymi wzglÄdami musiaÅyby wyglÄ daÄ inaczej. Trzeba jednak powiedzieÄ wyraÅºnie, Å¼e sprzeczne z naukÄ sÄ wszystkie religie.
1. Religia katolicka stoi na stanowisku, Å¼e Åwiat zostaÅ stworzony przez osobowego Boga. Nauka nie moÅ¼e tego twierdzenia uznaÄ. Nie ma wprawdzie dziÅ wystarczajÄ co uzasadnionej naukowej teorii powstania Åwiata, ale nie oznacza to, Å¼e prawdziwe sÄ wyjaÅnienia religijne. Twierdzenie o stworzeniu Åwiata przez Boga jest pozbawione jakiegokolwiek uzasadnienia, ktÃ³re na gruncie nauki moÅ¼e byÄ wziÄte pod uwagÄ. Jest ono zaczerpniÄte z Biblii i ma charakter mitologiczny (teolodzy za przenoÅniÄ uznali stworzenie Åwiata w ciÄ gu szeÅciu dni, ale biblijny mit o stworzeniu Åwiata przez Boga obowiÄ zuje w KoÅciele). RÃ³Å¼ne religie gÅoszÄ rÃ³Å¼ne mity dotyczÄ ce powstania Åwiata; staroÅ¼ytni Grecy uznawali, Å¼e jest wieczny. MiÄdzy wyjaÅnieniami mitologicznymi a wyjaÅnieniami naukowymi istnieje nieprzekraczalna sprzecznoÅÄ.
2. Sprzeczna z naukÄ jest teoria koÅca Åwiata, ktÃ³rej naucza KoÅciÃ³Å. Jak w skrÃ³cie wyglÄ da ta teoria? WedÅug KoÅcioÅa Chrystus ponownie zstÄ pi na ZiemiÄ, odbÄdzie siÄ sÄ d ostateczny, po czym z woli Boga nastÄ pi koniec Åwiata. Tak moÅ¼na przeczytaÄ rÃ³wnieÅ¼ w szkolnych podrÄcznikach religii.
Å»adne naukowe teorie przyszÅoÅci Åwiata nie przewidujÄ takiej wersji wydarzeÅ. Badania naukowe wskazujÄ na âkoniec Åwiataâ - w niewyobraÅ¼alnie odlegÅym czasie - w efekcie zjawiska rozszerzania siÄ wszechÅwiata (ucieczki galaktyk) lub ponownego zacieÅniania siÄ. PojawiajÄ siÄ teÅ¼ hipotezy dotyczÄ ce cyklicznoÅci, tj. cyklicznego rozszerzania siÄ i zacieÅniania wszechÅwiata.
Koncepcja koÅca Åwiata, ktÃ³rej naucza KoÅciÃ³Å, opiera siÄ na biblijnych mitach, a nie na badaniach naukowych. MiÄdzy religiÄ a naukÄ mamy tu ewidentnÄ sprzecznoÅÄ.
3. KoÅciÃ³Å uznaje dziÅ fakt ewolucji w przyrodzie, ale nadal stoi na stanowisku, Å¼e czÅowiek powstaÅ wskutek ingerencji Boga w proces ewolucji. Oto oficjalne stanowisko polskich biskupÃ³w w sprawie ewolucji (2006 r.): âEwolucja wiedzie ku pojawieniu siÄ czÅowieka jako istoty wolnej, odpowiedzialnej i Åwiadomej. Ale sama z siebie tego progu nie pokonuje. W celu powoÅania do Å¼ycia czÅowieka BÃ³g mÃ³gÅ posÅuÅ¼yÄ siÄ jakÄ Å istotÄ przygotowanÄ na planie cielesnym przez miliony lat ewolucji i tchnÄ Ä w niÄ duszÄ â na swÃ³j obraz i podobieÅstwoâ.
Stanowisko KoÅcioÅa jest sprzeczne z naukÄ . Nauki biologiczne przedstawiajÄ proces ewolucji dokonujÄ cy siÄ bez boÅ¼ej ingerencji. Bardzo dobrze pokazujÄ , jak ewolucja âsama z siebieâ pokonuje prÃ³g oddzielajÄ cy czÅowieka od innych gatunkÃ³w. Biologia na przykÅad bardzo dobrze dokumentuje, jak stopniowo w toku ewolucji ksztaÅtowaÅ siÄ ukÅad nerwowy i mÃ³zg - od form najprostszych, po bardzo zÅoÅ¼one u ssakÃ³w i czÅowieka. Nauka nie uznaje ingerencji Boga w proces ewolucji, bo brak na to jakiegokolwiek uzasadnienia poza wiarÄ religijnÄ .
4. KoÅciÃ³Å stoi niezmiennie na stanowisku, Å¼e czÅowiek posiada duszÄ nieÅmiertelnÄ danÄ mu przez Boga i dziÄki temu bÄdzie mÃ³gÅ Å¼yÄ wiecznie. CzekaÄ go ma zbawienie, tj. stan wiecznej szczÄÅliwoÅci, pokuta, albo potÄpienie. Å»adne badania naukowe nie potwierdzajÄ istnienia duszy i perspektywy wiecznego Å¼ycia. KoÅciÃ³Å powoÅuje siÄ na Pismo ÅwiÄte i twierdzi, Å¼e to prawda.
5. KoÅciÃ³Å zupeÅnie powaÅ¼nie twierdzi, Å¼e choroby i ÅmierÄ to skutek grzechu pierworodnego, tj. nieposÅuszeÅstwa Bogu, jakiego mieli siÄ dopuÅciÄ pierwsi ludzie. PodkreÅlmy, Å¼e to mitologiczne wyjaÅnienie, zaczerpniÄte z Biblii, nie jest uznane za przenoÅniÄ. TakÅ¼e szkolne podrÄczniki religii mÃ³wiÄ o nim wyraÅºnie jako o wyjaÅnieniu realnym, a nie w przenoÅni.
Nauka nie moÅ¼e tego wyjaÅnienia uznaÄ, gdyÅ¼ opiera siÄ ono wyÅÄ cznie na biblijnej opowieÅci o grzechu pierworodnym. Nie przeszkadza to teologom i religijnym naukowcom gÅosiÄ, Å¼e miÄdzy naukÄ a religiÄ nie ma sprzecznoÅci.
6. Nauka wymaga, by twierdzenia, ktÃ³re uznaje siÄ za prawdziwe, byÅy uzasadnione wynikami badaÅ empirycznych, tj. obserwacji, doÅwiadczeÅ, eksperymentÃ³w, analizy dostÄpnych materiaÅÃ³w (sposobami uzasadniania twierdzeÅ zajmuje siÄ metodologia nauki). Twierdzenia naukowe mogÄ nie byÄ pewne na 100%, ale ich bezpoÅrednie lub poÅrednie empiryczne potwierdzenie jest konieczne.
TakÅ¼e hipotezy naukowe (przypuszczenia) muszÄ opieraÄ siÄ na analizach i badaniach naukowych. Nie mogÄ byÄ dowolnymi fantazjami.
Podstawowe twierdzenia podawane przez KoÅciÃ³Å, mÃ³wiÄ ce o istnieniu Boga, anioÅÃ³w, szatana, duszy nieÅmiertelnej, o objawieniu boÅ¼ym zawartym w PiÅmie ÅwiÄtym i inne, nie sÄ w Å¼adnym stopniu uzasadnione empirycznie. Z tego powodu nie mogÄ byÄ na gruncie nauki uznane, ani nawet potraktowane jako hipotezy. Natomiast wÅadze koÅcielne twierdzÄ , Å¼e sÄ prawdziwe. Stwarza to przepaÅÄ i sprzecznoÅÄ miÄdzy naukÄ a religiÄ .
7. Sprzeczny z naukÄ jest sposÃ³b, w jaki KoÅciÃ³Å dochodzi do swoich ustaleÅ.
KoÅciÃ³Å twierdzi, Å¼e Pismo ÅwiÄte zawiera prawdy objawione przez Boga. Dla KoÅcioÅa jest to wiarygodne ÅºrÃ³dÅo wiedzy o Bogu, czÅowieku i Åwiecie. Teolodzy koÅcielni badajÄ Pismo ÅwiÄte, by zawarte tam prawdy poznaÄ.
Nauka nie moÅ¼e uznaÄ, Å¼e Pismo ÅwiÄte rzeczywiÅcie zawiera boÅ¼e objawienie, bo brak jakichkolwiek argumentÃ³w, ktÃ³re by to przekonanie uzasadniaÅy (nie ma teÅ¼ zresztÄ podstaw, by uznaÄ istnienie Boga). Z punktu widzenia nauki Pismo ÅwiÄte nie jest wiarygodnym ÅºrÃ³dÅem wiedzy. Zawiera, obok niektÃ³rych historycznych i geograficznych faktÃ³w, masÄ zmyÅleÅ i mitÃ³w. Poszukiwanie w PiÅmie ÅwiÄtym prawd objawionych przez Boga jest â z punktu widzenia wspÃ³Åczesnej nauki â religijnÄ fikcjÄ , urojeniem. Nauka nie szuka w Biblii prawd objawionych.
8. KoÅciÃ³Å twierdzi, Å¼e korzysta z nadprzyrodzonego sposobu poznawania prawdy o Bogu, Åwiecie i czÅowieku. Ma to byÄ poznawanie przy pomocy wiary, ktÃ³rÄ zawdziÄcza Åasce boÅ¼ej. Pisze o tym takÅ¼e Jan PaweÅ II: âobok poznania wÅaÅciwego ludzkiemu rozumowi ... istnieje poznanie wÅaÅciwe wierzeâ (idzie o wiarÄ religijnÄ ); âw pierwszym przypadku poznajemy przy pomocy naturalnego rozumu, a w drugim przy pomocy wiaryâ (Encyklika âWiara i rozumâ 8-9).
OtÃ³Å¼ nauka nie moÅ¼e uznaÄ, Å¼e coÅ takiego, jak badanie/poznawanie âprzy pomocy wiaryâ istnieje. PowÃ³d: brak uzasadnienia. WÅadze koÅcielne bez Å¼adnego uzasadnienia gÅoszÄ , Å¼e taka metoda istnieje i kaÅ¼Ä w to wierzyÄ takÅ¼e w podrÄcznikach religii. Nie ma argumentÃ³w wskazujÄ cych, Å¼e BÃ³g rzeczywiÅcie daÅ teologom katolickim czy komukolwiek dar poznawania wiarÄ .
Podsumujmy punkty 7 i 8: Nauka nie uznaje Å¼adnych nadprzyrodzonych ÅºrÃ³deÅ wiedzy - ani objawienia boÅ¼ego, ani poznawania przy pomocy wiary. Konsekwencje tego sÄ dla religii i KoÅcioÅa druzgocÄ ce. Nauka odmawia teologii i religii jakiegokolwiek udziaÅu w poznawaniu Åwiata i czÅowieka, a takÅ¼e w poznawaniu rzeczywistoÅci nadprzyrodzonej (bo nawet jeÅli przyjmie siÄ, Å¼e rzeczywistoÅÄ nadprzyrodzona nie jest tylko religijnÄ fantazjÄ , to teolodzy nie majÄ sposobu, by tÄ rzeczywistoÅÄ badaÄ).
KoÅciÃ³Å nie chce siÄ z tym werdyktem pogodziÄ, zgÅasza roszczenia poznawcze i formuÅuje wiele twierdzeÅ dotyczÄ cych rzeczywistoÅci nie tylko nadprzyrodzonej, ale takÅ¼e naturalnej (dotyczÄ cych Åwiata, przyrody, czÅowieka, np. Å¼e czÅowiek posiada duszÄ nieÅmiertelnÄ , a choroby i ÅmierÄ sÄ skutkiem grzechu pierworodnego). Z punktu widzenia nauki sÄ to twierdzenia pozbawione uzasadnienia; nie sÄ to nawet hipotezy.
9. Religia opiera siÄ wyÅÄ cznie na wierze - zaÅ nauka opiera siÄ na badaniach empirycznych. SÄ to praktyki sprzeczne, prowadzÄ ce do sprzecznych wynikÃ³w. Religia przyjmuje, Å¼e istnieje BÃ³g, anioÅowie, szatani, rzeczywistoÅÄ nadprzyrodzona, dusza nieÅmiertelna, objawienie boÅ¼e zawarte w PiÅmie ÅwiÄtym - zaÅ nauka niczego takiego nie stwierdza i traktuje jako wierzenia religijne.
Czy mamy tu sprzecznoÅÄ miÄdzy naukÄ a religiÄ ? SprzecznoÅci by nie byÅo, gdyby nauka chociaÅ¼ w niewielkim stopniu potwierdziÅa istnienie rzeczywistoÅci nadprzyrodzonej. Ale nie potwierdza.
10. Nauka wspÃ³Åczesna stoi na stanowisku naturalizmu: w praktyce przyjmuje, Å¼e istnieje tylko jeden rodzaj rzeczywistoÅci, tj. natura, czyli przyroda. Obejmuje ona makro i mikrokosmos, wszechÅwiat i czÄ stki elementarne, przyrodÄ nieoÅ¼ywionÄ i organizmy Å¼ywe oraz ich pochodne, tj. doznania psychiczne i ÅwiadomoÅÄ (sÄ to pochodne funkcjonowania organizmÃ³w Å¼ywych, nie istniejÄ niezaleÅ¼nie od nich).
Dla nauki nie istnieje rzeczywistoÅÄ nadnaturalna, nadprzyrodzona czy boska. Dlaczego? Bo jej istnienia nie stwierdzono. Dlatego nauka â w sprzecznoÅci z religiÄ - ignoruje rzeczywistoÅÄ nadnaturalnÄ , Boga, anioÅÃ³w, szatana, podobnie jak ignoruje duchy leÅne i niewidzialne krasnoludki pomagajÄ ce ludziom lub psocÄ ce.
Naukowiec moÅ¼e osobiÅcie wierzyÄ w Boga lub w jakÄ Å formÄ rzeczywistoÅci nadprzyrodzonej, ale jest to jego prywatny poglÄ d. Nauka nie bierze czegoÅ takiego pod uwagÄ.
Wbrew temu, co siÄ czasami sÄ dzi, naturalizm nauki nie jest zaÅoÅ¼eniem, aksjomatem, dogmatem, filozofiÄ , ÅwiatopoglÄ dem czy ideologiÄ przyjmowanÄ przez naukowcÃ³w. Wynika z praktyki badawczej. Gdyby istnienie rzeczywistoÅci nadnaturalnej daÅo siÄ stwierdziÄ chociaÅ¼by w niewielkim stopniu, na gruncie nauki by to z pewnoÅciÄ uznano. Ale nie stwierdza siÄ.
RozrÃ³Å¼nia siÄ czasami naturalizm ontologiczny i metodologiczny. Jak mÃ³wiÄ zwolennicy tego rozrÃ³Å¼nienia, pierwszy uznaje, Å¼e istnieje tylko natura, przyroda. ZaÅ drugi przyjmuje jedynie, Å¼e w badaniach naukowych nie naleÅ¼y braÄ pod uwagÄ przyczyn nadnaturalnych. RozrÃ³Å¼nienie to wprowadzono dlatego, Å¼e sÄ naukowcy, ktÃ³rzy wierzÄ w istnienie Boga, chociaÅ¼ w badaniach naukowych tego nie uwzglÄdniajÄ .
MoÅ¼na zauwaÅ¼yÄ, Å¼e rozrÃ³Å¼nienie to dotyczy poglÄ dÃ³w naukowcÃ³w, a nie nauki. W przypadku badaÅ i teorii naukowych sprawa jest jednoznaczna: Boga i przyczyn nadprzyrodzonych pod uwagÄ siÄ nie bierze, bowiem ich istnienia w Å¼adnym stopniu nie stwierdza siÄ. Oznacza to w konsekwencji, Å¼e pojÄcie Boga i rzeczywistoÅci nadprzyrodzonej zostaje przeniesione do dziedziny wierzeÅ religijnych lub fantastyki paranaukowej.
Na gruncie nauki rozrÃ³Å¼nienie naturalizmu ontologicznego i metodologicznego jest nieistotne. Nauka stoi na stanowisku naturalizmu integralnie: nie bierze siÄ pod uwagÄ bytÃ³w i przyczyn nadnaturalnych, przyjmujÄ c tym samym w praktyce, Å¼e istnieje tylko natura.
Inaczej religia. Na gruncie religii przyjmuje siÄ, Å¼e BÃ³g, anioÅowie i szatan istniejÄ realnie jako osoby duchowe i ingerujÄ w sprawy Åwiata i czÅowieka.
Oto zajmujÄ cy przykÅad. KoÅciÃ³Å nie wstydzi siÄ oficjalnie gÅosiÄ, Å¼e szatan moÅ¼e realnie wstÄ piÄ w ludzkie ciaÅo (nazwano to opÄtaniem). Biskupi powoÅujÄ egzorcystÃ³w, ktÃ³rzy tego szatana majÄ wypÄdziÄ. W Polsce dziaÅa ponad stu egzorcystÃ³w. Obiektem ich zabiegÃ³w, czÄsto szokujÄ cych, stajÄ siÄ osoby doznajÄ ce zaburzeÅ psychicznych polegajÄ cych na poczuciu, Å¼e owÅadnÄ Å nimi szatan.
WedÅug neurologii i psychiatrii to powaÅ¼ne zaburzenia psychiczne z kategorii schorzeÅ schizofrenicznych i paranoicznych. Wiara w opÄtania przez demony pochodzi z czasÃ³w staroÅ¼ytnych, ale KoÅciÃ³Å z niej nie rezygnuje.
Podsumujmy 10 punktÃ³w:
SÅyszy siÄ, Å¼e miÄdzy naukÄ a religiÄ nie ma sprzecznoÅci. Ale czy moÅ¼na uznaÄ, Å¼e jeÅli religia mÃ³wi o Åwiecie i czÅowieku swoje, a nauka tego nie uznaje lub twierdzi na ten sam temat coÅ innego, religijne koncepcje traktuje jako mitologiÄ, to sprzecznoÅci nie ma? SprzecznoÅÄ jest, i to wyraÅºna.
Nawet jeÅli siÄ uzna, Å¼e BÃ³g istnieje, to trzeba powiedzieÄ, Å¼e wskazane wyÅ¼ej sprzecznoÅci sÄ faktem. NajkrÃ³cej mÃ³wiÄ c:
Religia katolicka opiera siÄ na staroÅ¼ytnej mitologii i na tej podstawie wyjaÅnia powstanie i koniec Åwiata, oraz gÅosi, Å¼e choroby i ÅmierÄ to skutek grzechu pierworodnego. Religia obiecuje czÅowiekowi wieczne Å¼ycie. BroniÄ c staroÅ¼ytnych mitÃ³w o stworzeniu czÅowieka przez Boga, KoÅciÃ³Å gÅosi, Å¼e BÃ³g ingerowaÅ w proces ewolucyjny i czÅowiek powstaÅ w efekcie tchniÄcia duszy nieÅmiertelnej w przedludzkÄ istotÄ. Wszystkie te wyobraÅ¼enia to mity pochodzÄ ce z Pisma ÅwiÄtego, ktÃ³rych nauka nie uznaje.
Katolicyzm i nauka rÃ³Å¼niÄ siÄ stosunkiem do Pisma ÅwiÄtego. Dla nauki Pismo ÅwiÄte nie jest autorytetem ani ÅºrÃ³dÅem wiedzy. Dla katolicyzmu jest autorytetem i ÅºrÃ³dÅem najwyÅ¼szym, bo nadprzyrodzonym.
Nauka nie uznaje nadprzyrodzonych ÅºrÃ³deÅ i metod zdobywania wiedzy o Åwiecie, czÅowieku i Bogu; nie uznaje objawienia boÅ¼ego oraz poznawania przy pomocy wiary zawdziÄczanej Åasce boÅ¼ej. Natomiast religia nadprzyrodzone ÅºrÃ³dÅa i sposoby zdobywania wiedzy uznaje jak najbardziej.
Nauka ignoruje istnienie rzeczywistoÅci nadprzyrodzonej, bo na jej istnienie brak uzasadnienia. Religia wiarÄ w rzeczywistoÅÄ nadprzyrodzonÄ kultywuje. Religia opiera siÄ jedynie na wierze, nauka na badaniach empirycznych.
Faktem jest natomiast, Å¼e czÅowiek w swoim umyÅle moÅ¼e ÅÄ czyÄ zarÃ³wno religijne urojenia, jak i wiedzÄ naukowÄ . Jak to wyjaÅniÄ? NajkrÃ³cej mÃ³wiÄ c, mÃ³zg ludzki powstawaÅ w toku przebiegajÄ cej doÅÄ chaotycznie ewolucji, wskutek czego tworzy on wewnÄtrznie niezbornÄ caÅoÅÄ. W efekcie poglÄ dy ludzkie rÃ³wnieÅ¼ bywajÄ niezborne. Czasami dochodzÄ do tego zaburzenia psychiczne polegajÄ ce na przykÅad na uznawaniu, obok poglÄ dÃ³w racjonalnych, takÅ¼e poglÄ dÃ³w ewidentnie dziwacznych. W grÄ mogÄ wchodziÄ takÅ¼e urojenia oraz tzw. objawienia, wizje i gÅosy, w przekonaniu doznajÄ cego pochodzÄ ce od boga, anioÅÃ³w, ÅwiÄtych, duchÃ³w, szatana, kosmitÃ³w, obcych wywiadÃ³w, wrogÃ³w itp.
RelacjÄ nauki do religii sugestywnie charakteryzuje wypowiedÅº Alberta Einsteina: âSÅowo BÃ³g jest dla mnie niczym wiÄcej niÅ¼ wyrazem i wytworem ludzkiej sÅaboÅci, a Biblia zbiorem dostojnych, ale jednak prymitywnych legend, ponadto doÅÄ dziecinnych. Å»adna interpretacja, niezaleÅ¼nie od tego, jak subtelna, nie moÅ¼e tego zmieniÄ". W szerszym rozumieniu, nie ograniczajÄ cym siÄ tylko do Biblii, odnosi siÄ to takÅ¼e do innych religii. - Alvert Jann
Alvert Jann: Blog âÄwiczenia z ateizmuâ - http://polskiateista.pl/aktualnosci/blogi/cwiczenia-z-ateizmu/: Zapraszam licealistÃ³w, studentÃ³w i wszystkich zainteresowanych na Äwiczenia z ateizmu. Co miesiÄ c <pierwszego>, czasami czÄÅciej, bÄdÄ zamieszczaÅ krÃ³tki tekst, powaÅ¼ny ale pisany z odrobinÄ luzu. Nie widzÄ siebie w roli mentora czy wykÅadowcy, mam na myÅli wspÃ³lne zastanawianie siÄ. - Nauka nie wyjaÅnia wszystkiego, religia nic nie wyjaÅnia.
Na blogu znajduje siÄ w tej chwili 45 artykuÅÃ³w, m.in.:
âKoniec Åwiata wedÅug KoÅcioÅaâ - http://polskiateista.pl/cwiceniezateizmu/podreczniki-do-religii-koniec-swiata-wedlug-kosciola/ (religia i nauka o âkoÅcu Åwiataâ)
âEwolucja wedÅug KoÅcioÅaâ - http://polskiateista.pl/cwiceniezateizmu/podreczniki-religii-ewolucja-wedlug-kosciola/ (o stosunku KoÅcioÅa do ewolucji biologicznej)
âGrzech pierworodnyâ - http://polskiateista.pl/cwiceniezateizmu/podreczniki-do-religii-grzech-pierworodny/ (o ukrytym sensie grzechu pierworodnego)
âArgumenty przeciw istnieniu Bogaâ - http://polskiateista.pl/cwiceniezateizmu/argumenty-przeciw-istnieniu-boga-komentarz-podrecznikow-religii/ (tytuÅ mÃ³wi za siebie)
âKim jest BÃ³g?â - http://polskiateista.pl/cwiceniezateizmu/podreczniki-religii-bog/ (o pojÄciu Boga)
"Ilu naukowcÃ³w wierzy w Boga?â - http://polskiateista.pl/cwiceniezateizmu/ilu-naukowcow-wierzy-w-boga/ (wyniki badaÅ dotyczÄ ce religijnoÅci naukowcÃ³w)
PS. PodajÄ link do cytowanej wypowiedÅº Alberta Einsteina: http://wyborcza.pl/1,75400,12641586,Czy_Albert_Einstein_wierzyl_w_Boga_.htmlÂ
Link do cytowanego oficjalnego stanowiska KoÅcioÅa w sprawie ewolucji: http://www.opoka.org.pl/biblioteka/W/WE/kep/kosciol_ewolucja_27112006.html
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|Co zamiast religii?|
WedÅug konserwatywnych politykÃ³w i KoÅcioÅa, religia katolicka ma byÄ podstawÄ etyki Å¼ycia prywatnego i publicznego w Polsce. Dobitnie wyraziÅ to JarosÅaw KaczyÅski na Jasnej GÃ³rze w lipcu 2016: ânie ma w Polsce innej nauki moralnej niÅ¼ ta, ktÃ³rÄ gÅosi KoÅciÃ³Å (â¦) nie ma Polski bez KoÅcioÅa, nie ma Polski bez tego fundamentu, ktÃ³ry trwa od przeszÅo tysiÄ ca latâ.
To nieprawda. Najbardziej dynamicznÄ koncepcjÄ etycznÄ , prawnÄ i politycznÄ sÄ we wspÃ³Åczesnym Åwiecie prawa czÅowieka. Politycy nie powinni zapominaÄ, Å¼e obowiÄ zujÄ takÅ¼e w Polsce i majÄ charakter Åwiecki. Czasy Mieszka I i Åredniowiecze dawno minÄÅy.
PolskÄ i przekonania moralne PolakÃ³w trzeba budowaÄ na fundamencie praw czÅowieka. Nie na religii i KoÅciele.
A w Å¼yciu osobistym? W Å¼yciu osobistym drogowskazem lepszym od religii jest tak zwany zdrowy rozsÄ dek. DziÄki niemu ludzie nie stajÄ siÄ marionetkami w rÄkach wÅadz koÅcielnych.
Etyka praw czÅowieka
WspÃ³ÅczeÅnie najdonioÅlejszÄ ÅwieckÄ etykÄ prezentujÄ prawa czÅowieka. Nie sÄ one tylko przepisami prawnymi â sÄ to zasady etyczne i wartoÅci przekÅadane na jÄzyk przepisÃ³w prawa.
GÅÃ³wne zasady etyki praw czÅowieka to: zakaz dyskryminacji i rÃ³wne traktowanie bez wzglÄdu na narodowoÅÄ, rasÄ, ÅwiatopoglÄ d, religiÄ, pÅeÄ, orientacjÄ seksualnÄ , majÄ tek; wolnoÅÄ ograniczona tylko wolnoÅciÄ innych; wolnoÅÄ myÅli, sumienia i wyznania; wolnoÅÄ sÅowa, zgromadzeÅ i stowarzyszeÅ; prawo do wolnoÅci osobistej i do sprawiedliwego procesu; prawo do regularnych wolnych wyborÃ³w; zakaz tortur; zakaz niewolnictwa; wspÃ³ÅczeÅnie bardzo wysokÄ rangÄ zyskujÄ prawa socjalne.
Prawa czÅowieka majÄ regulowaÄ w poÅ¼Ä dany etycznie sposÃ³b stosunki miÄdzy ludÅºmi. OgraniczajÄ wÅadzÄ paÅstwowÄ i majÄ chroniÄ przed jej naduÅ¼ywaniem, ale majÄ chroniÄ czÅowieka takÅ¼e przed koÅcioÅami, wspÃ³lnotami, organizacjami, przed spoÅecznoÅciÄ lokalnÄ , rodzinÄ i innymi grupami, takÅ¼e tymi, do ktÃ³rych naleÅ¼y siÄ dobrowolnie. MoÅ¼na powiedzieÄ, Å¼e majÄ chroniÄ czÅowieka przed czÅowiekiem. U podstaw etyki praw czÅowieka leÅ¼y idea ograniczenia krzywd doÅwiadczanych przez ludzi w Å¼yciu spoÅecznym. Deklaracje i konwencje praw czÅowieka dotyczÄ wÅaÅnie powyÅ¼szych spraw.
Podstawy etyki i polityki praw czÅowieka stworzyli w Europie w XVIII w. myÅliciele okresu OÅwiecenia. PrzyjÄta w 1789 r. przez francuskie Zgromadzenie Narodowe âDeklaracja Praw CzÅowieka i Obywatelaâ stwierdza m.in.:
âLudzie rodzÄ siÄ i pozostajÄ wolni i rÃ³wni w swych prawach. ZrÃ³Å¼nicowania spoÅeczne mogÄ byÄ oparte wyÅÄ cznie na poÅ¼ytku powszechnymâ (art.1).
âWolnoÅÄ polega na moÅ¼noÅci czynienia wszystkiego, co nie szkodzi drugiemu (â¦) nie ma innych granic niÅ¼ te, ktÃ³re zapewniajÄ korzystanie z takich samych prawa innym czÅonkom spoÅeczeÅstwaâ (art.4).
To nie koÅcielni teolodzy sformuÅowali zasadÄ rÃ³wnoÅci wobec prawa i wolnoÅci ograniczonej tylko wolnoÅciÄ innych, w tym wolnoÅci sÅowa i wolnoÅci wyznania. Takich zasad nie ma w PiÅmie ÅwiÄtym i w katolickiej tradycji. JeÅ¼eli sÄ one tam odszukiwane, to teolodzy robiÄ to w nierzetelny, naciÄ gany sposÃ³b. PrzeÅmiewczo moÅ¼na powiedzieÄ, Å¼e teolodzy nawet w dziaÅalnoÅci inkwizycji dopatrzyliby siÄ genezy wolnoÅci sÅowa i wyznania. Do poÅowy XX w. wÅadze koÅcielne otwarcie potÄpiaÅy prawa czÅowieka. Â
KoÅcielni autorzy oburzajÄ siÄ do dziÅ, Å¼e KoÅciÃ³Å doznaÅ krwawych represji w toku rewolucji francuskiej 1789 r., a rewolucja nie przestrzegaÅa praw czÅowieka. Co najkrÃ³cej moÅ¼na odpowiedzieÄ? Å»e nie chcÄ dostrzegaÄ, jak opresyjny byÅ feudalny i stanowy ustrÃ³j, w ktÃ³rym KoÅciÃ³Å byÅ wielkim posiadaczem dÃ³br materialnych i wyzyskiwaczem. Å»e w historii jest teÅ¼ zasada: âgwaÅt niech siÄ gwaÅtem odciskaâ (Adam Mickiewicz "Oda do mÅodoÅci"). Å»e przeciw wolnoÅci i rÃ³wnoÅci zbrojnie wystÄ pili arystokraci i europejscy monarchowie, a KoÅciÃ³Å byÅ po ich stronie. Zbrojne walki i wojny nie sprzyjajÄ przestrzeganiu praw czÅowieka, sprzyjajÄ za to okrucieÅstwu.
Deklaracja Praw CzÅowieka i Obywatela z 1789 r., jak i Powszechna Deklaracja Praw CzÅowieka przyjÄta przez Zgromadzenie OgÃ³lne ONZ w 1948 r. oraz pÃ³Åºniejsze konwencje miÄdzynarodowe i dokumenty takie jak Karta Praw Podstawowych Unii Europejskiej, nie powstaÅy pod dyktando wÅadz koÅcielnych, nie opierajÄ siÄ na religii, nie odwoÅujÄ siÄ do rzekomego boÅ¼ego objawienia, do Å¼adnych pism ÅwiÄtych, do Å¼adnej religii, majÄ charakter Åwiecki.
MoÅ¼na powiedzieÄ, Å¼e Åwieckie spoÅeczeÅstwo wziÄÅo sprawy etyki, prawa i polityki w swoje rÄce, odrzucajÄ c roszczenie wÅadz koÅcielnych do panowania nad umysÅami i paÅstwem. StaÅo siÄ to nie bez powodu. DuchowieÅstwo ulegaÅo i ulega dewiacjom, pazernoÅci, korupcji, Å¼Ä dzy wÅadzy. To dlatego powiedziano KoÅcioÅowi âdziÄkujemy, spadajcieâ.
SpoÅecznoÅÄ ksiÄÅ¼y nie potrafi bez nacisku z zewnÄ trz korygowaÄ wÅasnych bÅÄdÃ³w i dewiacji. Jak diabeÅ ÅwiÄconej wody boi siÄ wszelkiej kontroli. Np. zawziÄcie broni siÄ przed ujawnianiem i karaniem seksualnego wykorzystywania dzieci przez ksiÄÅ¼y. Z trudem czasami udaje siÄ to na KoÅciele wymusiÄ.
Do drugiego soboru watykaÅskiego (1962-1965) KoÅciÃ³Å zdecydowanie odrzucaÅÂ prawa czÅowieka. Ale takÅ¼e dziÅ wÅadze koÅcielne prÃ³bujÄ stawiaÄ siÄ ponad prawem, powoÅujÄ siÄ na rzekomo znane im prawdy objawione i prawo boÅ¼e. Prawa czÅowieka uznaÅy tylko dlatego, Å¼e ich negowanie groziÅo KoÅcioÅowi marginalizacjÄ . PrÃ³bujÄ formuÅowaÄ je po swojemu i stawiaÄ siÄ ponad nimi. ZauwaÅ¼my, Å¼e dla wÅasnego dobra KoÅciÃ³Å od poczÄ tku nie powinien byÅ praw czÅowieka negowaÄ.
Nie ma powodu, by polegaÄ na uczciwoÅci i mÄ droÅci wÅadz koÅcielnych i duchowieÅstwa. Nic nie wskazuje, Å¼e zasÅugujÄ na to. JuÅ¼ lepiej polegaÄ na Åwieckiej etyce i polityce praw czÅowieka, niezaleÅ¼nej od jakichkolwiek koÅcioÅÃ³w i religii.
Nie widaÄ, by papieÅ¼ Franciszek wprowadzaÅ rzeczywiste zmiany. Rzucane luÅºno powiedzonka nie zmieniÄ koÅcielnej rzeczywistoÅci. A zapowiedziana wiÄksza niezaleÅ¼noÅÄ koÅcioÅÃ³w krajowych od Watykanu moÅ¼e spowodowaÄ, Å¼e KoÅciÃ³Å w Polsce bÄdzie jeszcze wiÄkszym zadupiem moralnym niÅ¼ jest.
Warto pamiÄtaÄ, Å¼e katoliccy fundamentaliÅci ciÄ gle praw czÅowieka nie uznajÄ , czemu niedawno daÅ wyraz pisowski poseÅ StanisÅaw PiÄta: âSÄ ludzie, do ktÃ³rych ja siebie zaliczam, ktÃ³rzy uwaÅ¼ajÄ , Å¼e prawa czÅowieka nie istniejÄ . IstniejÄ obowiÄ zki czÅowieka i lepiej definiowaÄ czÅowieka poprzez jego obowiÄ zki".
Po 1989 r. dziaÅaÅa zapomniana dziÅ partia Zjednoczenie ChrzeÅcijaÅsko-Narodowe, hoÅdujÄ ce idei paÅstwa chrzeÅcijaÅskiego (w 1991 r. miaÅa 49 posÅÃ³w i senatorÃ³w). DziÅ gdzieÅ w niszowych pismach i umysÅach koÅacze wizja Polski jako ârepubliki wyznaniowejâ, bÄdÄ ca katolickim odpowiednikiem republiki islamskiej.
Nie tak dawno polscy biskupi uznali schizofreniczne wizje Rozalii CelakÃ³wny za rzeczywiste objawienia boÅ¼e i uroczyÅcie dokonali aktu intronizacji Jezusa na krÃ³la Polski. TwierdzÄ , Å¼e âPolska â¦ uroczyÅcie uznaÅa krÃ³lowanie Jezusa Chrystusaâ (podkreÅlmy, wedÅug nich to Polska uznaÅa, a nie ci, ktÃ³rzy ten akt ogÅosili i uznali za swÃ³j). Biskupi nie wyzbyli siÄ maniery mÃ³wienia za wszystkich PolakÃ³w, chociaÅ¼ nie majÄ do tego Å¼adnych podstaw; nie zostali wybrani ani przez ogÃ³Å obywateli, ani nawet przez spoÅecznoÅÄ katolikÃ³w. Biskupi przywoÅali teÅ¼ ÅredniowiecznÄ ideÄ panowania Jezusa nad wszystkimi narodami. PiszÄ , Å¼e Jezus jest jedynym prawowitym wÅadcÄ wszystkich paÅstw i narodÃ³w, co byÅo i jest niedorzecznoÅciÄ .
Jak sÅychaÄ, pisowski rzÄ d przygotowuje wypowiedzenie "Konwencji Rady Europy o zapobieganiu i zwalczaniu przemocy wobec kobiet i przemocy domowej", zwanej konwencjÄ antyprzemocowÄ . W koÅcielnych gÅowach majaczy caÅkowity zakaz aborcji i karanie wiÄzieniem kobiet za aborcjÄ, zakaz uÅ¼ywania ÅrodkÃ³w antykoncepcyjnych (wÅaÅnie zakazano sprzedaÅ¼y bez recepty tabletki âdzieÅ poâ), zakaz in vitro, zakaz badaÅ prenatalnych (takÅ¼e USG), w nieco dalszej perspektywie karalnoÅÄ stosunkÃ³w homoseksualnych oraz przed i pozamaÅÅ¼eÅskch (tak jest w paÅstwach islamistycznych, a najostrzejsze kary dotyczÄ kobiet), odrzucenie zasady rÃ³wnoÅci kobiet i mÄÅ¼czyzn, zakaz rozwodÃ³w, klerykalizacja szkolnictwa, wprowadzenie w znacznym zakresie cenzury koÅcielno-paÅstwowej.
To sÄ wszystko Åmieciowe koncepcje, wywlekane na ÅwiatÅo dzienne, ale przegrywajÄ ce z etykÄ i politykÄ praw czÅowieka. RÃ³wnieÅ¼ obecna fala demagogicznego radykalizmu w Polsce, Europie i Ameryce moÅ¼e odnosiÄ tylko czÄÅciowe i chwilowe sukcesy. Nie ma powrotu do spoÅeczeÅstwa, w ktÃ³rym wÅadze koÅcielne dyktowaÅy prawa i zasady moralne.
SÅowo na zakoÅczenie
Twierdzenie, Å¼e nie ma w Polsce innej nauki moralnej niÅ¼ katolicka, jest propagandowym kÅamstwem. Åwiecka etyka i polityka praw czÅowieka istnieje realnie; PiS, KoÅciÃ³Å i koÅcielni fundamentaliÅci muszÄ siÄ z niÄ liczyÄ. Czasy dominacji KoÅcioÅa w dziedzinie etyki i wartoÅci dawno minÄÅy.
Od epoki OÅwiecenia KoÅciÃ³Å utraciÅ w tych dziedzinach, a takÅ¼e w innych, inicjatywÄ. Cofa siÄ, prÃ³buje siÄ dostosowywaÄ, ale nie tworzy nowych wartoÅci. Broni staroÅ¼ytnych wierzeÅ i mitÃ³w, ktÃ³rym brak wiarygodnoÅci. W najlepszym wypadku poprzestaje na gÅoszeniu, Å¼e chce, by ludzie byli uczciwi i dobrzy. Ale do tego nie jest potrzebna Å¼adna religia ani BÃ³g.
Nakazy takie jak: bÄ dÅº uczciwy, nie kradnij, nie rabuj, nie morduj, pomagaj potrzebujÄ cym, bÄ dÅº przyjazny ludziom, to sÄ zasady uniwersalne, starsze niÅ¼ religie i niezaleÅ¼ne od religii. CzÅowiek nie musi siÄ tych zasad uczyÄ na lekcjach religii, uczy siÄ ich w rodzinie, szkole i praktycznie w Å¼yciu spoÅecznym. Nie trzeba korzystaÄ z nauk koÅcielnych, by wiedzieÄ, Å¼e kradzieÅ¼ jest czymÅ zÅym.
W Polsce, tak jak w krajach zachodnich, zamiast etyki koÅcielnej wystarczy etyka praw czÅowieka, powszechne zasady etyczne (nie kradnij, pomagaj potrzebujÄ cym itp.) oraz zdrowy rozsÄ dek. ZresztÄ w Polsce i tak wiÄkszoÅÄ ludzi nie kieruje siÄ zasadami i naukami KoÅcioÅa. To, czy ktoÅ postÄpuje etycznie lub nieetycznie, nie zaleÅ¼y od tego, czy jest wierzÄ cym katolikiem. ZaÅ spoÅecznoÅÄ ksiÄÅ¼y sama nie potrafiÅa i nie potrafi leczyÄ siÄ z bÅÄdÃ³w i wypaczeÅ. Za to skrupulatnie ukrywa zÅo we wÅasnych szeregach.
WidaÄ teÅ¼, Å¼e w niereligijnych krajach Europy zachodniej Å¼yje siÄ przyjemniej niÅ¼ w krajach religijnych. Akty terroryzmu sÄ dziÅ dzieÅem przede wszystkim religijnych fanatykÃ³w.
Na koniec muszÄ przywoÅaÄ tezÄ ogÅoszonÄ w pracy doktorskiej przez mojÄ znajomÄ , niepokornÄ teoloÅ¼kÄ CelestynÄ: âOlewanie jest najskuteczniejszÄ metodÄ obrony przed religiÄ i KoÅcioÅemâ. Olewajcie!! - Alvert Jann
PS. O pracy doktorskiej Celestyny piszÄ wiÄcej w artykule âZÅe skutki lekcji religii (czÄÅÄ 1)â - link poniÅ¼ej.
Alvert Jann: Blog âÄwiczenia z ateizmuâ - http://polskiateista.pl/aktualnosci/blogi/cwiczenia-z-ateizmu/: Zapraszam licealistÃ³w, studentÃ³w i wszystkich zainteresowanych na Äwiczenia z ateizmu. Co miesiÄ c <pierwszego>, czasami czÄÅciej, bÄdÄ zamieszczaÅ krÃ³tki tekst, powaÅ¼ny ale pisany z odrobinÄ luzu. Nie widzÄ siebie w roli mentora czy wykÅadowcy, mam na myÅli wspÃ³lne zastanawianie siÄ. - Nauka nie wyjaÅnia wszystkiego, religia nic nie wyjaÅnia.
Na blogu znajduje siÄ w tej chwili 41 artykuÅÃ³w, m.in.:
âZÅe skutki lekcji religii (czÄÅÄ 1)â- http://polskiateista.pl/cwiceniezateizmu/zle-skutki-lekcji-religii
âIntronizacji Chrystusa nie bÄdzie â¦â - http://polskiateista.pl/cwiceniezateizmu/intronizacji-chrystusa-bedzie/
âChrzeÅcijaÅstwo obÅÄduâ - http://polskiateista.pl/cwiceniezateizmu/chrzescijanstwo-obledu/
âJan PaweÅ II bez taryfy ulgowejâ - http://polskiateista.pl/cwiceniezateizmu/jan-pawel-ii-bez-taryfy-ulgowej/
"Lekcje religii w szkoÅach wyÅ¼szychâ - http://polskiateista.pl/cwiceniezateizmu/lekcje-religii-w-szkolach-wyzszych/
âArgumenty przeciw istnieniu Boga. Komentarz do podrÄcznikÃ³w religiiâ - http://polskiateista.pl/cwiceniezateizmu/argumenty-przeciw-istnieniu-boga-komentarz-podrecznikow-religii/
âKim jest BÃ³g?â - http://polskiateista.pl/cwiceniezateizmu/podreczniki-religii-bog/
|Jeszcze o intronizacji Chrystusa. Kim byÅa mistyczka Rozalia CelakÃ³wna?|
Episkopat polski wydaÅ w czerwcu br. âKomentarz do Jubileuszowego Aktu PrzyjÄcia Jezusa za KrÃ³la i Panaâ, w ktÃ³rym wyjaÅnia sens caÅego przedsiÄwziÄcia. Czytamy tam, Å¼e potrzeba intronizacji Chrystusa wynika z objawieÅ, jakich doÅwiadczyÅa okoÅo 1937 r. Rozalia CelakÃ³wna, krakowska pielÄgniarka i mistyczka. W objawieniach tych, jak piszÄ biskupi, âJezus domaga siÄ m.in. aktu intronizacyjnego od narodu polskiego. Åwiadczy o tym choÄby ten zapis (cytuje siÄ fragment objawienia): >Jest ratunek dla Polski: jeÅ¼eli mnie uzna za swego KrÃ³la i Pana w zupeÅnoÅci przez intronizacjÄ, nie tylko w poszczegÃ³lnych czÄÅciach kraju, ale w caÅym paÅstwie z rzÄ dem na czele. To uznanie ma byÄ potwierdzone porzuceniem grzechÃ³w i caÅkowitym zwrotem do Boga<â.
Dokument, ktÃ³ry zacytowaÅem, zostaÅ wÅÄ czony do materiaÅÃ³w upowszechnianych przez episkopat z okazji uroczystoÅci intronizacyjnych 19 listopada br. Ma wiÄc wysokÄ rangÄ.
Warto bliÅ¼ej przyjrzeÄ siÄ Rozalii CelakÃ³wnie i jej objawieniom (zamieszczam poniÅ¼ej fragment artykuÅu âIntronizacji Chrystusa nie bÄdzie ...â - link na koÅcu).
Kim byÅa Rozalia CelakÃ³wna?
Sama Rozalia CelakÃ³wna jest najmniej winna caÅej tej aferze z intronizacjÄ , chociaÅ¼ to jej wizje staÅy siÄ podstawÄ pomysÅÃ³w intronizacyjnych.
ByÅa pielÄgniarkÄ , zwykÅÄ i uczciwÄ kobietÄ , ale nadmiernie przejmujÄ cÄ siÄ religiÄ i cierpiÄ cÄ na powaÅ¼ne zaburzenia psychiczne. MiaÅa wielokrotnie widzenia i sÅyszaÅa gÅosy (czÄsty symptom zaburzeÅ psychicznych i schizofrenii), ktÃ³re pojmowaÅa jako objawienia pochodzÄ ce od Jezusa. Zaburzenia te wpÅywaÅy niekorzystnie na jej Å¼ycie i powinno siÄ jej z tego powodu wspÃ³ÅczuÄ.
PretensjÄ trzeba mieÄ do koÅcielnego otoczenia, ktÃ³re w dobrej lub zÅej wierze zaczÄÅo Å¼erowaÄ na jej przypadÅoÅci. Duchowni zachÄcali jÄ do spisywania wizji, pobudzali zamiast uspokajaÄ, umacniali wiarÄ w prawdziwoÅÄ jej kontaktÃ³w z Jezusem. Atmosfera niepokoju przed 1939 r. stymulowaÅa lÄk przed wojennÄ katastrofÄ i apokaliptyczne nastroje. W 1937 i 1938 r. Rozalia doznawaÅa objawieÅ, dokÅadnie i obszernie przez niÄ spisanych, ktÃ³re staÅy siÄ podstawÄ pÃ³Åºniejszego ruchu intronizacyjnego.
ZnalazÅ siÄ lekarz, ktÃ³ry na zlecenia wÅadz koÅcielnych w 1938 r. wydaÅ pozytywne orzeczenie o jej stanie psychicznym.
Sprawa objawieÅ i intronizacji zaczÄÅa Å¼yÄ wÅasnym Å¼yciem, machina koÅcielna produkujÄ ca cuda, objawienia i ÅwiÄtych, meÅÅa powoli ale skutecznie. Rozalia zmarÅa w 1944 r., a po jej Åmierci znajdowali siÄ wpÅywowi ludzie zdolni nadawaÄ jej objawieniu coraz wiÄksze znaczenie i rozgÅos. Odpowiednie instancje koÅcielne, zamiast powiedzieÄ zdecydowane ânieâ, uwiarygodniaÅy prawdziwoÅÄ jej rozmÃ³w z Chrystusem. W 1996 r. rozpoczÄ Å siÄ proces beatyfikacyjny, zakoÅczony pozytywnie na szczeblu diecezjalnym w 2007. Dokumenty zostaÅy przekazane do watykaÅskiej Kongregacji Spraw Kanonizacyjnych.
Gwoli sprawiedliwoÅci trzeba powiedzieÄ, Å¼e jeszcze przed wojnÄ Rozalia spotykaÅa czasami trzeÅºwych kapÅanÃ³w. W jej notatkach czytamy: âJedni spowiednicy mÃ³wili, Å¼e mam pomieszanie zmysÅÃ³w, inni, Å¼e im BÃ³g nie daÅ zrozumienia mej duszy, a inni jeszcze mnie besztali, Å¼e opowiadam takie rzeczy, ktÃ³re siÄ nie dziejÄ na Åwiecie, a jeszcze inni wprost mÃ³wili, Å¼e to wszystko jest nienormalneâ.
JeÅli starczy wam cierpliwoÅci, przeczytajcie poniÅ¼sze cytaty z obszernych notatek Rozalii. Warto przeczytaÄ, bo inaczej trudno zrozumieÄ, jak wielkich naduÅ¼yÄ intelektualnych i moralnych dokonujÄ pospoÅu episkopat, KoÅciÃ³Å i ruchy intronizacyjne.
Pewnego razu Rozalia upadÅa zemdlona i tak opisuje swÃ³j stan:
"OdczuwaÅam ogieÅ piekielny na sobie, ktÃ³ry zdawaÅ siÄ paliÄ me ciaÅo. Ryk i wycie szatanÃ³w byÅo tak przejmujÄ ce, Å¼e Å¼aden rozum ludzki tego nie pojmie. Gdy BÃ³g w ten sposÃ³b duszÄ krzyÅ¼uje i zostawia w ciemnoÅci â wÃ³wczas czÅowiek nic nie moÅ¼e pomÃ³c".
"ZbliÅ¼yÅ siÄ do mnie Pan Jezus, ujÄ Å mnie za ramiÄ i wyszedÅ z tej sali na korytarz ze mnÄ . ByÅ ubrany w sukniÄ biaÅÄ i pÅaszcz bordo. Nie mogÄ okreÅliÄ z czego wzglÄdnie jaki byÅ materiaÅ. W boku Jezusowym byÅa Rana. O z jakÄ Å¼ miÅoÅciÄ i sÅodyczÄ przemÃ³wiÅ do mnie, do tak ogromnie nÄdznej duszy (...): >Moje drogie dziecko popatrz, jak strasznÄ boleÅÄ zadajÄ mi grzechy nieczyste<".
OkoÅo 1937 r. pojawiajÄ siÄ widzenia coraz czÄÅciej majÄ ce za temat PolskÄ, Åwiat, wojnÄ i intronizacjÄ. Oto Rozalia widzi postaÄ i sÅyszy gÅos:
"NastanÄ straszne czasy dla Polski. Burza z piorunami oznacza karÄ BoÅ¼Ä , ktÃ³ra dotknie narÃ³d Polski za to, Å¼e ten narÃ³d odwrÃ³ciÅ siÄ od Pana Boga przez grzeszne Å¼ycie. NarÃ³d Polski popeÅnia straszne grzechy i zbrodnie, a najstraszniejsze z nich sÄ grzechy nieczyste i morderstwa, i wiele innych grzechÃ³wâ.
,,Moje dziecko, za grzechy i zbrodnie (wymieniajÄ c zabÃ³jstwa i rozpustÄ) popeÅniane przez ludzkoÅÄ na caÅym Åwiecie zeÅle Pan BÃ³g straszne kary. SprawiedliwoÅÄ BoÅ¼a nie moÅ¼e znieÅÄ dÅuÅ¼ej tych wystÄpkÃ³w. OstojÄ siÄ tylko te paÅstwa, w ktÃ³rych bÄdzie Chrystus krÃ³lowaÅ. JeÅ¼eli chcecie ratowaÄ Åwiat, trzeba przeprowadziÄ IntronizacjÄ NajÅwiÄtszego Serca Jezusowego we wszystkich paÅstwach i narodach na caÅym Åwiecie. Tu i jedynie tu jest ratunek. KtÃ³re paÅstwa i narody jej nie przyjmÄ i nie poddadzÄ siÄ pod panowanie sÅodkiej miÅoÅci Jezusowej, zginÄ bezpowrotnie z powierzchni ziemi i juÅ¼ nigdy nie powstanÄ ".
,,Trzeba wszystko uczyniÄ, by Intronizacja byÅa przeprowadzona. Jest to ostatni wysiÅek MiÅoÅci Jezusowej na te ostatnie czasy! Pytam z bojaÅºniÄ tej osoby, czy Polska siÄ ostoi? Odpowiada mi, Å¼e Polska nie zginie, o ile przyjmie Chrystusa za KrÃ³la w caÅym tego sÅowa znaczeniu, jeÅ¼eli siÄ podporzÄ dkuje pod prawo BoÅ¼e, pod prawo Jego miÅoÅci; inaczej, moje dziecko, nie ostoi siÄ. (...) W tej chwili powstaÅ straszliwy huk â owa kula (glob ziemski) pÄkÅa. Z jej wnÄtrza wybuchnÄ Å ogromny ogieÅ, za nim polaÅa siÄ obrzydliwa lawa jak z wulkanu, niszczÄ c doszczÄtnie wszystkie paÅstwa, ktÃ³re nie uznaÅy Chrystusa. WidziaÅam zniszczone Niemcy i inne zachodnie paÅstwa Europy. Z przeraÅ¼eniem uciekaÅam wprost do tej osoby â pytam â czy to koniec Åwiata, a ten ogieÅ i lawa czy to jest piekÅo â otrzymujÄ odpowiedÅº: to nie jest koniec Åwiata ani piekÅo, tylko straszna wojna, ktÃ³ra ma dopeÅniÄ dzieÅa zniszczenia. Granice Polski byÅy nienaruszone â Polska ocalaÅa. Ta osoba nieznana mÃ³wi jeszcze do mnie: >PaÅstwa oddane pod panowanie Chrystusa i Jego Boskiemu Sercu dojdÄ do szczytu potÄgi i bÄdzie juÅ¼ jedna owczarnia i jeden pasterz<. Po tych sÅowach wszystko znikÅo".
I na koniec fragment, z ktÃ³rego pochodzi cytat eksponowany przez episkopat w âKomentarzu do Aktu PrzyjÄcia Jezusa za KrÃ³la" (tekst pogrubiony):
"ZdawaÅo mi siÄ, Å¼e ten ogieÅ zniszczy caÅkowicie caÅy Åwiat. Po pewnym czasie ten ogieÅ ogarnÄ Å caÅe Niemcy niszczÄ c je doszczÄtnie tak, Å¼e ani Åladu nie pozostaÅo z dzisiejszej Trzeciej Rzeszy. Wtem usÅyszaÅam w gÅÄbi duszy gÅos i rÃ³wnoczeÅnie odczuÅam pewnoÅÄ niezwykÅÄ , Å¼e tak siÄ stanie, czego nie potrafiÄ opisaÄ: >Moje dziecko, bÄdzie wojna straszna, ktÃ³ra spowoduje takie zniszczenie. Niemcy upadnÄ i juÅ¼ nigdy nie powstanÄ za karÄ, bo Mnie nie uznajÄ jako Boga KrÃ³la i Pana swego. Wielkie i straszne sÄ grzechy i zbrodnie Polski. SprawiedliwoÅÄ BoÅ¼a chce ukaraÄ ten narÃ³d za grzechy, a zwÅaszcza za grzechy nieczyste, morderstwa i nienawiÅÄ. Jest jednak ratunek dla Polski, jeÅ¼eli Mnie uzna za swego KrÃ³la i Pana w zupeÅnoÅci przez IntronizacjÄ nie tylko poszczegÃ³lnych czÄÅci kraju, ale caÅego PaÅstwa z RzÄ dem na czele. To uznanie ma byÄ potwierdzone porzuceniem grzechÃ³w i caÅkowitym zwrotem do Boga". (...)
Szerzej z objawieniami Rozalii CelakÃ³wny moÅ¼na zapoznaÄ siÄ w obszernej publikacji, przygotowanej w Årodowisku wspÃ³lnot intronizacyjnych: Ewa Wieczorek, SÅuÅ¼ebnica BoÅ¼a Rozalia CelakÃ³wna. Å»ycie i misja, UstroÅ 2006. StamtÄ d pochodzÄ przytoczone wyÅ¼ej cytaty.
KsiÄ dz, duszpasterz wspÃ³lnot intronizacyjnych, w wymienionej przed chwilÄ publikacji z 2006 r., tak podsumowuje sens objawieÅ: âPrzesÅanie Rozalii do Narodu Polskiego jest wyjÄ tkowo alarmujÄ ce: na Åwiat moÅ¼e nadejÅÄ kara, a jego losy w duÅ¼ej mierze zaleÅ¼ne sÄ od nas, od tego, czy wypeÅnimy zleconÄ nam przez Boga misjÄ Intronizacji.â (...)
">Na schizofreniÄ cierpi 1 proc. spoÅeczeÅstwa. Ponad trzy czwarte z tych osÃ³b doÅwiadcza w pewnym okresie choroby halucynacji sÅuchowych czy wzrokowych< - mÃ³wi w rozmowie z PAP psycholog dr Åukasz GawÄda z II Kliniki Psychiatrycznej Warszawskiego Uniwersytetu Medycznego i Uniwersytetu SWPS. (...)
Badacz podkreÅla, Å¼e chorzy pochodzenie gÅosÃ³w mogÄ rÃ³Å¼nie wyjaÅniaÄ. >NiektÃ³rzy sÄ dzÄ , Å¼e mÃ³wi do nich mafia z Moskwy. Innym wydaje siÄ, Å¼e mÃ³wi do nich sÄ siad przez ÅcianÄ. NiektÃ³rzy uwaÅ¼ajÄ , Å¼e ktoÅ przesyÅa im myÅli przez nadajnik radiowy. A czasem ludzie sÄ pewni, Å¼e sÅyszÄ gÅos Boga lub szatana. Mechanizm sÅyszenia halucynacji jest podobny, ale rÃ³Å¼ne sÄ przekonania co do pochodzenia tych gÅosÃ³w. Najprawdopodobniej znaczenie ma tutaj historia Å¼ycia pacjentÃ³w, ich doÅwiadczenia, zwiÄ zki z innymi i przekonania na temat ludzi i siebie w ogÃ³le< (â¦).
Neuropsycholodzy omamy sÅuchowe wyjaÅniaÄ mogÄ pobudzeniem kory sÅuchowej. >Wiemy, Å¼e jak kora sÅuchowa jest pobudzona, zaczyna produkowaÄ doÅwiadczenia sÅuchowe. Czasem - na razie nie wiemy dlaczego - ta czÄÅÄ mÃ³zgu pobudza siÄ spontanicznie. Oznacza to, Å¼e bez odpowiednich dÅºwiÄkÃ³w, sÅÃ³w z otoczenia moÅ¼emy sÅyszeÄ gÅosy< - mÃ³wi rozmÃ³wca PAP i zapewnia, Å¼e zdrowa osoba zaczÄÅaby sÅyszeÄ gÅosy lub dÅºwiÄki, gdyby wszczepiÅo siÄ jej odpowiedniÄ elektrodÄ do kory sÅuchowej. Pobudzenie pierwszorzÄdowej kory sÅuchowej sprawiÅoby, Å¼e osoba ta sÅyszaÅaby trzaski i szumy, a przy pobudzeniu drugorzÄdowej kory sÅuchowej - bardziej zÅoÅ¼one wraÅ¼enia sÅuchowe, np. gÅosyâ.
Fragmenty artykuÅu: Osoby ze schizofreniÄ swÃ³j gÅos w gÅowie uznajÄ za obcy. âNauka w Polsceâ, Servis PAP, 22.07.2015.
Od siebie dodam, Å¼e dopiero w klinice psychiatrycznej moÅ¼emy zobaczyÄ, co potrafi ludzki mÃ³zg, co mogÄ widzieÄ i sÅyszeÄ ludzie. Objawienia Rozalii CelakÃ³wny to halucynacje typowe dla schizofrenii.
To, Å¼e episkopat i ruchy przykoÅcielne robiÄ sobie polityczny i religijny spektakl, wykorzystujÄ c przeÅ¼ycia kobiety doznajÄ cej halucynacji i sÅyszÄ cej âgÅosyâ, Åºle Åwiadczy przede wszystkim o episkopacie. Wykorzystywanie zaburzeÅ psychicznych, doÅwiadczanych przez wiernych i kapÅanÃ³w, ma miejsce w KoÅciele od wiekÃ³w. Nie znaczy to, Å¼e tak musi byÄ nadal. DziÅ przynosi to wstyd. (â¦) - Alvert Jann
Linki do artykuÅÃ³w o intronizacji Chrystusa na krÃ³la Polski:
âIntronizacja Chrystusa juÅ¼ 19 listopada!!â - http://polskiateista.pl/cwiceniezateizmu/intronizacja-chrystusa-juz-19-listopada/
âIntronizacji Chrystusa nie bÄdzie â¦â - http://polskiateista.pl/cwiceniezateizmu/intronizacji-chrystusa-bedzie/
âGra krÃ³lem Chrystusemâ - http://polskiateista.pl/cwiceniezateizmu/gra-krolem-chrystusem/ . W artykule tym szerzej komentujÄ treÅÄ âJubileuszowego Aktu PrzyjÄcia Jezusa Chrystusa za KrÃ³la i Panaâ oraz zamieszczam peÅny jego tekst.
ZdjÄcie Rozalii CelakÃ³wny pochodzi z Oficjalnej Strony Biura Postulacji SÅuÅ¼ebnicy BoÅ¼ej Rozalii CelakÃ³wny. PowyÅ¼sze ogÅoszenie - z oficjalnej strony Konferencji Episkopatu Polski.Â
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|PodrÄczniki do religii. Co wyjaÅnia teologia?|
W podrÄczniku czytamy, Å¼e duÅ¼a czÄÅÄ filozofii ostatnich trzystu lat to ataki na religiÄ i âzastÄpowanie jej ÅwiatopoglÄ dem naturalistycznym, ktÃ³ry caÅkowicie eliminuje wyjaÅnienia teologiczneâ. Tak jest rzeczywiÅcie. Naturalizm to dziÅ bardzo ekspansywny ÅwiatopoglÄ d, a eliminowanie wyjaÅnieÅ teologicznych odbywa siÄ nie bez powodu. Przyjrzyjmy siÄ.
CytujÄ podrÄcznik religii dla liceum i technikum âDrogi ÅwiadkÃ³w Chrystusa w Åwiecieâ, jezuickiego Wydawnictwa WAM, pÅyta DVD i notes ucznia.
Co to jest naturalizm?
Naturalizm to stanowisko filozoficzne uznajÄ ce, Å¼e istnieje tylko jeden rodzaj rzeczywistoÅci â ta, w ktÃ³rej Å¼yjemy i ktÃ³rej jesteÅmy czÄÅciÄ . Nie istnieje jakaÅ inna rzeczywistoÅÄ, nadprzyrodzona czy boska.
Jak nazwaÄ tÄ jedynÄ istniejÄ cÄ rzeczywistoÅÄ? Najlepiej przyrodÄ , czyli naturÄ . Obejmuje ona makro i mikrokosmos, wszechÅwiat i czÄ stki elementarne, giganty i kwanty; przyrodÄ nieoÅ¼ywionÄ i organizmy Å¼ywe, a takÅ¼e doznania psychiczne i ÅwiadomoÅÄ, bÄdÄ ce pochodnymi funkcjonowania organizmÃ³w biologicznych (nie istniejÄ niezaleÅ¼nie do organizmÃ³w Å¼ywych). MÃ³wiÄ c najkrÃ³cej, naturalizm uznaje, Å¼e istnieje tylko przyroda i jej pochodne, psychika i ÅwiadomoÅÄ.
Z punktu widzenia filozofii naturalizm jest monizmem ontologicznym (mono- jedno; onto- byt, istnienie). Ontologia to najogÃ³lniejsza teoria bytu, rzeczywistoÅci, istnienia. Monizm ontologiczny przyjmuje, Å¼e istnieje tylko jeden rodzaj rzeczywistoÅci. WedÅug monizmu naturalistycznego istnieje tylko przyroda/natura. WedÅug monizmu idealistycznego naprawdÄ istniejÄ tylko idee, bÃ³g, duch, ÅwiadomoÅÄ.
Odmiennym stanowiskiem jest dualizm/pluralizm ontologiczny. Przyjmuje istnienie wielu rodzajÃ³w rzeczywistoÅci. Na stanowisku dualizmu ontologicznego stoi teologia chrzeÅcijaÅska - przyjmuje, Å¼e istniejÄ dwa rodzaje rzeczywistoÅÄ: nadnaturalna (nadprzyrodzona) i naturalna (przyrodzona/przyrodnicza).
Na czym polega wyjaÅnianie? WyjaÅniÄ to uczyniÄ coÅ zrozumiaÅym, podaÄ powÃ³d, przyczynÄ, powiedzieÄ, dlaczego coÅ zaszÅo lub ma miejsce. Np. pytamy, skÄ d siÄ biorÄ trzÄsienia ziemi. Wszelkie klÄski Å¼ywioÅowe frapowaÅy ludzi od zarania dziejÃ³w. WyjaÅnienia mogÄ byÄ rÃ³Å¼ne. W mitologii greckiej, tworzonej przez poetÃ³w, trzÄsienia ziemi, wybuchy wulkanÃ³w, grzmoty i bÅyskawice przypisywano dziaÅalnoÅci i walkom bogÃ³w.
Na czym polega wyjaÅnianie teologiczne? Twierdzi siÄ, Å¼e to lub owo sprawiÅ BÃ³g. Wskazuje siÄ na boÅ¼e sprawstwo.
Warto zapytaÄ, czy wyjaÅnienia teologiczne cokolwiek wyjaÅniajÄ . Bo jeÅ¼eli nic nie wyjaÅniajÄ lub â inaczej mÃ³wiÄ c â dajÄ wyjaÅnienia pozorne, to nie ma siÄ czemu dziwiÄ, Å¼e sÄ eliminowane i zastÄpowane przez ÅwiatopoglÄ d naturalistyczny.
W katechizmie i w podrÄcznikach mamy wiele przypadkÃ³w wyjaÅnieÅ teologicznych. Ich ÅºrÃ³dÅem jest przede wszystkim Stary i Nowy Testament, bardzo czÄsto cytowane. Warto pamiÄtaÄ, Å¼e jeszcze w czasach Newtona (XVII/XVIII w.) BibliÄ traktowano jako wiarygodne ÅºrÃ³dÅo wiedzy o Åwiecie. Np. Newton na podstawie Biblii obliczyÅ wiek Åwiata na kilka tysiÄcy lat i fundamentaliÅci biblijni do dziÅ powoÅujÄ siÄ na te ustalenia. We wspÃ³Åczesnej nauce jest to nie do przyjÄcia nawet jako hipoteza, bo hipoteza naukowa wymaga powaÅ¼nego uzasadnienia, a tego brak.
Czego wspÃ³ÅczeÅnie dotyczÄ najczÄÅciej wyjaÅnienia teologiczne?
BoÅ¼ym aktem stworzenia wyjaÅnia siÄ powstanie Åwiata. ChociaÅ¼ niektÃ³re biblijne opisy traktowane sÄ jako przenoÅnie, to samo stworzenie Åwiata przez Boga podawane jest jako wiedza prawdziwa.
Czy wyjaÅnienie to da siÄ obroniÄ? Nie, na jego poparcie brak wiarygodnej argumentacji. RÃ³wnie dobrze moÅ¼na uznaÄ (wierzono tak w staroÅ¼ytnej Grecji), Å¼e Åwiat istniaÅ wiecznie i nie zostaÅ przez nikogo stworzony.
OpowieÅci o stworzeniu Åwiata mamy w rÃ³Å¼nych religiach tysiÄ ce. Nie sposÃ³b uzasadniÄ, dlaczego wÅaÅnie wyjaÅnienia podawane przez chrzeÅcijaÅskich teologÃ³w miaÅoby byÄ prawdziwe. WyjaÅnienia religijne nie opierajÄ siÄ na wartoÅciowej wiedzy. Lepiej uczciwie powiedzieÄ, Å¼e nie wiemy, jak Åwiat powstaÅ, czy moÅ¼e w jakiejÅ postaci istniaÅ wiecznie, niÅ¼ przyjmowaÄ religijne interpretacje.
A teologiczne wyjaÅnienia dotyczÄ ce koÅca Åwiata, podawane w katechizmie i podrÄcznikach, to â chciaÅoby siÄ powiedzieÄ â caÅkowity odlot, fantastyka. Chrystus ma ponownie zstÄ piÄ na ZiemiÄ, osÄ dziÄ ludzi, po czym z boÅ¼ej woli Åwiat na zawsze przestanie istnieÄ. Jak czytamy w podrÄczniku, bÄdzie to âabsolutnym zakoÅczeniem ciÄ gu wydarzeÅ historii i czasuâ. Teolodzy i podrÄczniki nie traktujÄ biblijnego opisu koÅca Åwiata jako metafory. Wszystko ma nastÄ piÄ realnie. StaroÅ¼ytnÄ mitologiÄ religijnÄ podaje siÄ jako rzekomo prawdziwÄ wiedzÄ o Åwiecie.
A oto inny przykÅad teologicznych wyjaÅnieÅ. To, Å¼e ludzie doÅwiadczajÄ cierpieÅ, chorÃ³b i sÄ Åmiertelni, wyjaÅnia siÄ grzechem pierworodnym. PrzypadÅoÅci te majÄ byÄ skutkiem nieposÅuszeÅstwa Bogu, jakiego dopuÅcili siÄ pierwsi ludzie. âGrzech pierworodny spowodowaÅ â czytamy w podrÄczniku - Å¼e czÅowiek podlega fizycznemu cierpieniu, a jego Å¼ycie koÅczy siÄ ÅmierciÄ . Ograniczone zostaÅy jego moÅ¼liwoÅci poznawczeâ, nabraÅ âskÅonnoÅci do grzechuâ. OpowieÅci o grzechu pierworodnym nie sÄ przedstawiane jako przenoÅnie, lecz jako rzeczywistoÅÄ.
Nietrudno zauwaÅ¼yÄ, Å¼e teologiczne wyjaÅnienia majÄ charakter mitologiczny, odwoÅujÄ siÄ do fantastycznych opowieÅci, w przypadku teologii chrzeÅcijaÅskiej do opowieÅci biblijnych. Nie sÄ oparte na jakiejkolwiek sprawdzonej wiedzy.
W wielu przypadkach teolodzy uciekajÄ siÄ do sofistycznych (tzn. naciÄ ganych) reinterpretacji. Dobrego przykÅadu dostarcza stosunek teologÃ³w do ewolucji biologicznej. WÅadze KoÅcioÅa katolickiego pogodziÅy siÄ z tym, Å¼e ewolucja jest faktem, a nie hipotezÄ . Ale nie rezygnujÄ z wyjaÅnieÅ teologicznych w tej dziedzinie. PrzyjmujÄ , Å¼e BÃ³g w proces ewolucji ingeruje. W waÅ¼nym dokumencie koÅcielnym, cytowanym takÅ¼e w podrÄczniku, czytamy: âewolucja wiedzie ku pojawieniu siÄ czÅowieka jako istoty wolnej, odpowiedzialnej i Åwiadomej. Ale sama z siebie tego progu nie pokonuje. W celu powoÅania do Å¼ycia czÅowieka BÃ³g mÃ³gÅ posÅuÅ¼yÄ siÄ jakÄ Å istotÄ przygotowanÄ na planie cielesnym przez miliony lat ewolucji i tchnÄ Ä w niÄ duszÄ â na swÃ³j obraz i podobieÅstwoâ.
Teolodzy nie sÄ w stanie podaÄ Å¼adnych zadowalajÄ cych argumentÃ³w ÅwiadczÄ cych, Å¼e BÃ³g tchnÄ Å duszÄ w istotÄ uksztaÅtowanÄ w toku ewolucji. I Å¼e tylko dziÄki boÅ¼ej ingerencji czÅowiek staÅ siÄ istotÄ o wyjÄ tkowych zdolnoÅciach umysÅowych i wyjÄ tkowo rozwiniÄtej ÅwiadomoÅci.
Nie ma potrzeby przyjmowania âna wiarÄâ teologicznych wyjaÅnieÅ. Wiedza dotyczÄ ca ewolucji biologicznej pozwala zrozumieÄ, jak stopniowo ksztaÅtowaÅy siÄ ukÅad nerwowy, mÃ³zg, psychika - od form najprostszych po charakterystyczne dla czÅowieka. Teologia oferuje mitologiczne wyjaÅnienia, ktÃ³re nic nie wyjaÅniajÄ .
JeÅ¼eli nauka czegoÅ nie wyjaÅnia, teolodzy i osoby religijne uznajÄ , Å¼e mamy tam do czynienia z boÅ¼Ä ingerencjÄ . Luki w wiedzy traktowane sÄ jako dowody majÄ ce ÅwiadczyÄ o boÅ¼ym sprawstwie. MoÅ¼na powiedzieÄ, Å¼e w lukÄ w wiedzy wstawia siÄ boga. W tej roli nazwano go Bogiem luk (ang. God of the gaps). Jest to wnioskowanie bÅÄdne. Z tego, Å¼e nauka czegoÅ nie wyjaÅnia, nie wynika, Å¼e mamy do czynienia z boÅ¼ym sprawstwem. W grÄ mogÄ wchodziÄ przyczyny jak najbardziej naturalne, tyle Å¼e jeszcze niezbadane.
WspÃ³ÅczeÅnie metodÄ âBoga lukâ religijni autorzy prÃ³bujÄ wyjaÅniaÄ na przykÅad powstanie Å¼ycia, pierwszych organizmÃ³w Å¼ywych. KrÃ³tko o tej kwestii.
Nauce wytyka siÄ, Å¼e nie wyjaÅnia jak powstaÅo Å¼ycie. Wymaga siÄ dokÅadnego opisania tego procesu (i sÅusznie), co na dziÅ nie jest moÅ¼liwe. Wypada jednakowoÅ¼ zapytaÄ, czy powiedzenie, Å¼e Å¼ycie stworzyÅ BÃ³g, cokolwiek wyjaÅnia? Teolodzy nie opisujÄ procesu stwarzania, nie podajÄ , jakie to reakcje chemiczne i procesy uruchomiÅ BÃ³g. Ot, raz, dwa, trzy â i stworzyÅ. Jak czarownik z bajki. Mamy tu do czynienia z Bogiem-Czarownikiem.
Powiedzmy wyraÅºnie, teologiczne wyjaÅnienia nie wyjaÅniajÄ jak powstaÅo Å¼ycie. W podobnie nieprecyzyjny sposÃ³b moÅ¼e dziÅ wyjaÅniÄ powstanie Å¼ycia takÅ¼e nauka. Jak? Naukowiec moÅ¼e powiedzieÄ, Å¼e Å¼ycie powstaÅo w drodze procesÃ³w zachodzÄ cych w przyrodzie, nie podajÄ c szczegÃ³ÅÃ³w. Inaczej mÃ³wiÄ c: zostaÅo stworzone przez przyrodÄ w drodze ewolucji.
RÃ³Å¼nica miÄdzy naukÄ a teologiÄ jest jednak w tym punkcie wyraÅºna. Badania naukowe czyniÄ olbrzymie postÄpy i zagadka powstania Å¼ycia zostanie przypuszczalnie wyjaÅniona. Natomiast teolodzy powtarzajÄ mitologiczne wyjaÅnienia, ktÃ³re niczego nie wyjaÅniajÄ i nie wyjaÅniÄ . Nie zmieniajÄ tego podejmowane przez religijnych autorÃ³w prÃ³by podawania wyjaÅnieÅ w filozoficznym i naukowy sosie, unowoczeÅniania. Encykliki papieskie, koÅcielne dokumenty, a takÅ¼e publikacje religijnych naukowcÃ³w, nie wnoszÄ nic nowego. Powtarza siÄ tam stare religijne koncepcje, pochodzÄ ce najczÄÅciej z czasÃ³w scholastyki, z czasÃ³w Åw. Tomasza z Akwinu (XIII w.).
Teolodzy i religijni autorzy mÃ³wiÄ /powtarzajÄ , Å¼e BÃ³g to i owo stworzyÅ, wykorzystujÄ luki w wiedzy naukowej, cytujÄ dzieÅa teologiczne i Pismo ÅwiÄte na przemian z publikacjami naukowymi. Powstaje przedziwny galimatias majÄ cy sprawiaÄ wraÅ¼enie naukowoÅci. Przedstawianie tego jako wyjaÅnieÅ jest intelektualnym naduÅ¼yciem. Nasuwa siÄ przypuszczenie, Å¼e teolodzy i religijni filozofowie popeÅniajÄ to naduÅ¼ycie Åwiadomie i kaÅ¼Ä wiernym Å¼yÄ w kÅamstwie.
Zgodnie ze stanowiskiem naturalistycznym wszelkie zjawiska naleÅ¼y wyjaÅniaÄ przyczynami naturalnymi, a nie nadnaturalnymi (nadprzyrodzonymi). Jest to praktyka uznawana w nauce wspÃ³Åczesnej powszechnie. Naukowcy w badaniach nie przyjmujÄ wyjaÅnieÅ teologicznych. Dlaczego? Bo dziaÅania czynnikÃ³w nadprzyrodzonych nie stwierdzono. Nie idzie tu wiÄc o âzaÅoÅ¼enieâ przyjmowane przez naukowcÃ³w, ale o fakt, Å¼e przyczyn nadprzyrodzonych nie stwierdzono. Gdyby ktoÅ je odkryÅ w sposÃ³b speÅniajÄ cy wymogi obowiÄ zujÄ ce w nauce, naturalizm w badaniach naukowych przestaÅby obowiÄ zywaÄ.
RozrÃ³Å¼nia siÄ czÄsto naturalizm ontologiczny i naturalizm metodologiczny. Ten pierwszy uznaje, Å¼e istnieje tylko przyroda i jej pochodne. Ten drugi mÃ³wi, Å¼e w badaniach naukowych nie bierze siÄ pod uwagÄ przyczyn i wyjaÅnieÅ nadnaturalnych.
Badacz moÅ¼e oczywiÅcie wierzyÄ w istnienie siÅ nadprzyrodzonych. Wielu dawniejszych i wspÃ³Åczesnych naukowcÃ³w wierzyÅo w Boga (ciekawe badania na ten temat przedstawiam w innym artykule â link poniÅ¼ej). Ale faktem jest, Å¼e nic z tej wiary dla badaÅ nie wynika. ProwadzÄ c badania religijny naukowiec zachowuje siÄ jakby byÅ naturalistÄ ontologicznym â w praktyce badawczej nie bierze pod uwagÄ przyczyn nadnaturalnych. MoÅ¼e domniemywaÄ, Å¼e np. reakcje chemiczne zachodzÄ dziÄki mocom boÅ¼ym. Ale nic to do badaÅ nie wnosi i nic tych domniemywaÅ nie potwierdza. Sytuacja jest wiÄc poniekÄ d - chciaÅoby siÄ powiedzieÄ - schizofreniczna. To jakby rozdwojenie jaÅºni, ÅwiadomoÅci. Religijny badacz wierzy, Å¼e przyczyny nadnaturalne dziaÅajÄ , ale nie bierze ich pod uwagÄ i nie stwierdza ich istnienia. PostÄpuje, jakby przyczyn nadnaturalnych nie byÅo.
Badacz stojÄ cy konsekwentnie na gruncie naturalizmu tego rozdwojenia nie doÅwiadcza.
To, Å¼e badania naukowe nie potwierdzajÄ obecnoÅci przyczyn nadprzyrodzonych, podwaÅ¼a wiarÄ w ich istnienie. Cokolwiek naukowcy odkryjÄ , okazuje siÄ zjawiskiem naturalnym. Nie tak dawno boskÄ czÄ stkÄ nazywano bozon Higgsa â ale byÅa to tylko metafora. Nie odkryto prawdziwie boskiej czÄ stki. RÃ³wnieÅ¼ mechanika kwantowa dotyczy wyÅÄ cznie przyrody, nie stwierdza istnienia bytÃ³w nadprzyrodzonych. Tzw. obserwator, o ktÃ³rym mÃ³wi siÄ w fizyce kwantowej, nie jest bogiem czy istotÄ nadnaturalnÄ .
Naturalizm metodologiczny trzyma siÄ mocno. MoÅ¼na powiedzieÄ, Å¼e dostarcza powaÅ¼nych argumentÃ³w na rzecz naturalizmu ontologicznego. Bo skoro nauka nie stwierdza istnienia przyczyn naturalnych i nie wymaga, by braÄ je pod uwagÄ, to najpewniej nie istniejÄ . Naturalizm metodologiczny prowadzi w konsekwencji do naturalizmu ontologicznego. WiÄcej, jest w istocie z naturalizmem ontologicznym toÅ¼samy, chociaÅ¼ na pierwszy rzut oka trudno to uznaÄ.
WyglÄ da na to, Å¼e wyjaÅnienia teologiczne sÄ i bÄdÄ eliminowane z naszej wartoÅciowej wiedzy o Åwiecie i czÅowieku. RozwÃ³j nauki sprawia, Å¼e tracÄ i bÄdÄ traciÄ na znaczeniu. Nie ma czego Å¼aÅowaÄ. WyjaÅnienia teologiczne nie oferujÄ wartoÅciowej poznawczo wiedzy.
WyjaÅnienia teologiczne â takÅ¼e te zawarte w podrÄcznikach - niczego nie wyjaÅniajÄ . SÄ to wyjaÅnienia pozorne, oparte na mitologii biblijnej. Nie ratujÄ ich prÃ³by podawania w filozoficznym i naukowym sosie. Nie moÅ¼na powaÅ¼nie traktowaÄ wyjaÅnienia chorÃ³b i Åmierci grzechem pierworodnym. Podobnie jest z innymi wyjaÅnieniami teologicznymi.
Co wiÄcej, samo pojÄcie Boga ma mitologiczne pochodzenie. W staroÅ¼ytnych mitologiach bogowie byli gÅÃ³wnymi postaciami. W mitologii IzraelitÃ³w bÃ³g Jahwe stworzyÅ Åwiat, wygnaÅ ludzi z raju za nieposÅuszeÅstwo, jest wszechmocny jak czarownik z bajki. Filozofowie starogreccy, a nastÄpnie chrzeÅcijaÅscy, mitologiczne pojÄcie boga zaczÄli ubieraÄ w filozoficzne szaty. Jest to jednak ta sama staroÅ¼ytna mitologia religijna, tylko podana w innej formie.
Wprawdzie nauka nie wyjaÅnia wszystkiego, ale teologia nic nie wyjaÅnia. Bardzo dobrze, Å¼e wyjaÅnienia teologiczne sÄ zastÄpowane przez wyjaÅnienia naukowe.
MoÅ¼e juÅ¼ zapomnieliÅcie? Warto przypomnieÄ.
âPrzed rozpoczÄciem najbliÅ¼szych obrad Sejmu, w sejmowej kaplicy zostanie odprawiona msza ÅwiÄta w intencji deszczu, zamÃ³wiona przez klub parlamentarny PiS. Komunikat odczytaÅ sekretarz obrad. Sala zareagowaÅa gromkim Åmiechem. MarszaÅek Sejmu Marek Jurek podkreÅliÅ, Å¼e >kpina z liturgii razi bardzo wielu posÅÃ³w na tej sali<. ZaapelowaÅ o >odrobinÄ kultury<" (Å¹rÃ³dÅo: wiadomosci.wp.pl 19-07-2006). - Alvert Jann
Alvert Jann: Blog âÄwiczenia z ateizmuâ - http://polskiateista.pl/aktualnosci/blogi/cwiczenia-z-ateizmu/
Zapraszam licealistÃ³w, studentÃ³w i wszystkich zainteresowanych na Äwiczenia z ateizmu. Co miesiÄ c <pierwszego>, czasami czÄÅciej, bÄdÄ zamieszczaÅ krÃ³tki tekst, powaÅ¼ny ale pisany z odrobinÄ luzu. Nie widzÄ siebie w roli mentora czy wykÅadowcy, mam na myÅli wspÃ³lne zastanawianie siÄ. - Nauka nie wyjaÅnia wszystkiego, religia nic nie wyjaÅnia.
Na blogu znajduje siÄ w tej chwili 28 artykuÅÃ³w, m.in.:
âPodrÄczniki do religii. Kim jest BÃ³g?â - http://polskiateista.pl/cwiceniezateizmu/podreczniki-religii-bog/
âPodrÄczniki do religii. Ewolucja wedÅug KoÅcioÅaâ - http://polskiateista.pl/cwiceniezateizmu/podreczniki-religii-ewolucja-wedlug-kosciola/
âPodrÄczniki do religii. Grzech pierworodnyâ - http://polskiateista.pl/cwiceniezateizmu/podreczniki-do-religii-grzech-pierworodny/
âPodrÄczniki do religii. Koniec Åwiata wedÅug KoÅcioÅaâ - http://polskiateista.pl/cwiceniezateizmu/podreczniki-do-religii-koniec-swiata-wedlug-kosciola/
âPodrÄczniki do religii. Czy sÄ wiarygodne? - http://polskiateista.pl/cwiceniezateizmu/podreczniki-do-religii-czy-sa-wiarygodne/
âPismo ÅwiÄte jakiego nie znacieâ - http://polskiateista.pl/cwiceniezateizmu/pismo-swiete-jakiego-nie-znacie/
âIlu naukowcÃ³w wierzy w Boga?â- http://polskiateista.pl/cwiceniezateizmu/ilu-naukowcow-wierzy-w-boga/
Z okazji rozpoczÄcia roku akademickiego mogÄ poleciÄ:
"Lekcje religii w szkoÅach wyÅ¼szychâ - http://polskiateista.pl/cwiceniezateizmu/lekcje-religii-w-szkolach-wyzszych/
|Protozoa MCQ||1.) Protozoa can be divided into five groups: a.) amoebae, intestinal flagellates, blood and tissue flagellates, multicellular flagellates, ciliates b.) amoebae, intestinal flagellates, blood and tissue flagellates, sporozoa, ciliates c.) multicellular flagellates, unicellular flagellates, ciliates, sporozoa d.) coccidians, piroplasms, cytoplasms, haemosporidians|
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3.) E. histolytica and E. coli can be distinguished: a.) morphologically b.) by antibody detection c.) geimsa staining d.) cannot be distinguished
4.) Giardiasis is spread through: a.) water supplies b.) food prep c.) sexual contact d. all of the above
5.) Protozoan cysts: a.) actively feed b.) are generally larger than trophozoites c.) are the primary cause of pathogenesis d.) can be infective after several weeks in the environment
6.) Excystment is triggered by: a.) pH changes b.) increased moisture c.) recognition of antigens d.) pepsinogen
7.) The "string test" is administered: a.) orally b.) endoscopically c.) in latrines d.) rectally
8.) Drugs such as metronidazole contain a nitro group that: a.) functions best in the presence of oxygen b.) forms a nitroradical in anoxic cells c.) does not act on anaerobic infective agents d.) has been banned by the WHO
9.) Solar water disinfectants: a.) do not reduce diarrhea b.) cost more than ozone treatment c.) are cost effective in developing countries d.) have 100% efficacy
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|Suspect in VA murder wants transfer to mental health facility|
A 33-year-old Sedalia man charged with killing a fellow patient at a Columbia veterans' hospital wants a transfer from the Boone County Jail to a state mental health hospital in Fulton.
The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that Rudy Perez Jr. is asking a judge to help provide treatment for psychotic symptoms. Defense attorney David Tyson Smith says Perez is schizophrenic.
|In "suicide by cop" case, pull gun or Taser?|
Gun or Taser?
That was a choice two police officers had to make in what Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are calling an apparent âsuicide-by-copâ attempt Tuesday night in northern Charlotte.Police say the suicidal man, Fred Daye, claimed he was schizophrenic and told 911 dispatchers that he'd gone off his medication. When officers got there, Daye told the officers he wanted to die and that he wanted the officers to pull the trigger.
Officers told Daye to show his hands, but at some point, he reached into his jacket
What happened next will likely be mulled over by police officers and the general public for weeks, though officers point out that situations like this are almost always a split-second decision.
One officer shot his Taser at Daye and another fired his department-issued shotgun. The shotgun round struck Daye's left elbow, police said, but it's unclear whether he was struck by the pellet or the wadding from the round. Doctors described the man's injury as a "flesh wound."
Police are still investigating whether officers responded appropriately. âThose and other matters are being examined during these parallel investigations," CMPD spokesman Rob Tufano said. "Weâre going to investigate this incident thoroughly before making any of those determinations.â
But, in a close reading of the police account, an officer could make a case for pulling either weapon. The police department has a use of force continuum, and officers are trained to respond with the appropriate amount of force for any given situation -- everything from verbal commands to firing a police-issued weapon.
CMPD's directives provide some insight into what an officer should do when faced with a threat. Often, using a particular type of force is not an "either-or" proposition. In fact, police say, an officer's professional presence and verbal commands are uses of force that are always present, even when other force is applied.
And one particular use of force, or weapon, can be used to de-escalate several types of conflicts. Pepper spray, for example, can be used to combat defensive resistance (like when a person won't move from a blocked sidewalk) or aggravated aggression (like when a suspect approaches an officer with a knife).
In a previous case where law enforcement officers applied different uses of force, one officer was fired. In 2008, Brian Howie was shot after he was confronted by officers at a gas station on Central Avenue. An officer reported he suspected Howie had been drinking and tried to hide drugs in his car, so the officer called for backup. Howie was also shocked with a Taser during the incident.
Jenny Curlee, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer who shot Howie, was fired after a review board found the shooting was unjustified. -- Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
|It Could Be So Much Worse|
El plano de inmanencia es aquello conocido a travÃ©s de la vida.
Todo aquello que se vive a partir de la potencia, de la creatividad y de la producciÃ³n, es radicalmente inmanente.
El plano de inmanencia es un flujo germinal intensivo.
En lugar de La Vida, una vida y otra y otra que producen tejido vital conjuntivo.
La inmanencia es un mismo proceso de producciÃ³n, para producto y productor.
La inmanencia es el acontecimiento en el que se comunican todos los acontecimientos.
|The Deepening Madness Of King Donald Trump: 'It's An Affliction, Not A Presidency'|
A funny thing happened on the way to King Donald's first six months on the throne.
Impeaching him has gone from a liberal Democratic wet dream to an option that an increasing number of Republicans are discussing, albeit privately. This, to be sure, is different than actually doing the deed because the GOP has its own wet dream in believing the regent can help their stalled legislative agenda (which sure worked out well with that Obamacare repeal-and-replace thing, didn't it?) but he actually is undermining that agenda at every turn.
It is a measure of how unhinged King Donald has become that some of the people who could send him packing have tired of his unceasing bombast and finally seem to have noticed how destructive he has become to the Republican Party, not to mention the country.
They certainly had plenty of ammunition in the 27th week of the king's reign as he continued to fume and fulminate over the 2016 election, passive aggressively stroked and criticized his beleaguered attorney general over three consecutive days, flumoxed visiting Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, whose political partner is Hezbollah, by calling it a terrorist group, debased LGBT soldiers, went off script at the national Boy Scout jamboree to blast Hillary Clinton and then went way off script at a rally in Ohio where he asserted in luridly graphic detail how undocumented immigrant gang members "take a beautiful girl, 16, 15, and others and they slice them and dice them with a knife because they want them to go through excruciating pain before they die."
And it was only Wedndesday.
On Thursday, Senator Lindsay Graham declared that firing special counsel Robert Mueller would be the beginning of the end of what one pundit calls "an affliction, not a presidency." The Pentagon said that it doesn't change its policies toward soldiers' sexual identities based on crazy tweets. The chief Boy Scout executive apologized for the king's speech. Sessions refused to resign while Senate Republican leaders asked the king to pretty please kindly knock off his demagoguing of the AG, while Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Charles Grassley flat out said that if Sessions is axed his committee will give him no chance to appoint a replacement. Then entire Senate convening in the wee hours of Friday morning to pound the last nail into the replace-and-repeal coffin.
And all this pushback was more or less overshadowed by a royal court at war with itself. "The grass outside the White House is full of snakes," opined The New York Times, "And the person inside that office is no better."
Meanwhile, the king's new propaganda minister, Anthony Scaramucci, out-crazying the man who hand picked him, ranted that chief of staff Reince Priebus was a "f*cking paranoid schizophrenic" and said of the king's chief strategist, "I'm not Steve Bannon, I'm not trying to suck my own cock."
Priebus was gone 24 hours later, fired in a typically cowardly manner as the king waited for him to deplane from Air Force One when they arrived in an appropriately rainy Washington from Long Island where the king had advocated using violence in a speech to police officers. Once Priebus was off the plane and had been diverted to another SUV, the king boastfully tweeted that he had just loped off the head of a court loyalist.
Scaramucci lasted 10 days.
We of course found out a great deal more than we needed to know about King Donald when he bragged to the host of Access Hollywood in that infamous hot mic episode about grabbing a woman's private parts.
And confirmed what we suspect that Congress now knows in another revealing hot mic episode, this one between Senators Jack Reed, the Rhode Island Democrat, and Susan Collins, the Maine Republican, during a lull last week in an Appropriations subcommittee hearing:REED: I think he's crazy.
COLLINS: I'm worried.
REED: I don't say that lightly, as kind of, you know, a goofy guy. The, uh, this thing, you know, if we don't get a budget deal done . . . "
Reed's budget-deal reference was an allusion to the king's inability to grasp even the basics of governing, which includes his belief that the Blow Up Obamacare bill that was narrowly defeated in the Senate actually increased Medicare payments and did not radically slash them.
As I have written over and over and freaking over again, the greatest danger King Donald poses is not nuking Lichtenstein because of a tiff over lace doily tariffs, but our becoming inured to his madness.
This is something of a race for time, which is why we can take heart that there finally is some pushback (did you ever think Orrin Hatch would eloquently defend transgender people?). It hypothetically moves the king's breaking point forward, or perhaps the point where the Republicans decide it finally is time to cut their losses since their leader seems unable to focus on anything beyond saving his and his family's asses from the Big Bad Mueller.
The blow to the king's colossal ego because of the defeat of repeal-and-replace, which in the end spectacularly crashed and burned because he was very good at intimidating people and very bad at lobbying them on the successive replacement bills' (plural) supposed virtues, will make him meaner and on the prowl for more people to hurt and new things to destroy as the special counsel's footsteps grow louder.
The one constant is that it's never the king's fault.
As the week mercifully ended, Congress passed with near unanimity and sent to the king a veto-proof bill strengthening Russia sanctions that effectively ties his small hands and infuriated Vlad the Impaler, and the king let out a mighty blast at Senator Lisa Murkowski, who along with Collins and John "He's No Hero" McCain, had spelled defeat for the final Obamacare replacement bill. This was after Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's crude blackmail attempt failed to move the Alaskan. For good measure, the king scolded Congress in a Saturday tweet for looking "like fools" and being "total quitters" and threatened to cut their own insurance plans, which actually may be the first good idea he's had.
Polls show a steady erosion of rank-and-file Republican support for the regent, although overall his numbers remain robust even if the GOP is a burned-out hulk that can barely rule and is utterly inept at governing. But there may be no better indication that the fever swamp from which the king rules is under siege -- and that hiring more thugs won't do the trick -- than the growing number of right-wing and conservative commentators who enthusiastically rode his royal carriage and are now jumping off.
Influential radio host and blogger Erick Erickson is typical:The president told everyone that only he could do the job and he would drain the swamp. Instead, he's dammed up the swamp, put a party boat in it, and has turned his attention to Twitter.
We are still a long way from a Barry Goldwater Watergate moment in which the Republican leadership hikes down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House, bows to the king and tells him that he needs to put down his scepter and resign.
The ignominious collapse of the centerpiece of the king's presidential campaign -- the quick repeal of Obamacare -- is being viewed by some pundits as the last straw. Unfortunately, there will be more of them.
But the tide finally is running out.
|LSD Might Revolutionize the Future of Psychotherapeutic Drugs Market||Psychotherapeutic drugs are prescribed to treat mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety and depression. Common symptoms of mental illness are social withdrawal, extreme mood swings, confused thinking, long lasting depression, and suicidal thought. While schizophrenia is associated with unrecognized speech, hearing voices, and broken thoughts, depression is characterized by lack of interest, confidence, and pleasure.Â
The growing prevalence of mental illnesses has boosted the growth of the global psychotherapeutic drugs. The World Health Organization estimates that around 350 mn people are suffering from depression across the globe. Patent expiration of top selling psychotherapeutic drugs such as Geodon, Zyprexia, and Prozac has created growth opportunities for generic drug manufacturers. In the coming years, the generic drug segment is estimated to witness rapid growth and will lead to price competition in the market.Â
Effect of LSD on Brain Analyzed for First Time
At the Imperial College of London, researchers have analyzed the effects of LSD on the brain with the help of various scans. The images have revealed significant neurological activity produced by the powerful drug. In partnership with the Beckley Foundation, the team of researchers took brain scan images of 20 volunteers who were given a dose of 75 micrograms of Lysergic acid diethylamide. The images taken with the help of fMRI and MEG revealed blood flow and electrical activity throughout the brain. To understand the real-life application of LSDâs psychotherapeutic potential in response to music, the research group also studied the drugâs effect on a volunteerâs experience of music. LSD is known to have a great impact on self-awareness in users. This might lead to greater implications for psychiatry in the coming days.
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|Rose Stradner (1913-1958)|
The Last Gangster (1937), which airs today on TCM, is one of only three films made in America by Rose Stradner. The Austrian actress, born Rosa Stradner, had a high strung presence and refined beauty in her role as hoodlum Edward G. Robinson's naive wife. The vulnerability she played in her portrayal of a woman who unwittingly marries a criminal seemed a bit more credible thanks to the steeliness she gave the character after discovering the true nature of her husband and her tenderness toward her son by him. Stradner caught my eye as quite a distinctive actress when I first saw her in this MGM film and I was puzzled that the studio did not use her in more movies.
A bit of research revealed that this beautiful, statuesque blonde had been among the more gifted stars of Max Reinhardt's theater in Vienna in the '30s. Among those who were influenced by her there were Peter Lorre, whom she encouraged to play Hamlet if he longed to, despite his physical limitations. In the audience, a boyish Oskar Werner also knew her work and formed an adolescent crush on her that he later reported (in bluntest terms) to her younger son. Leaving her successful life behind, Rosa Stradner lost her father, who was killed by the Nazis and her brother, who became an SS officer who was executed by the Allies at the end of the war. The contrast between the tragedies of both a personal and continental scale must have seemed even more painful in contrast to the sumptuous, high-wire life she embarked on in America.
Sadly, as eloquently described in the late Tom Mankiewicz's memoir, "My Life as a Mankiewicz: An Insider's Journey Through Hollywood" (University Press of Kentucky), her life as the spouse of one of the most talented individuals who ever made a movie was long on artistic frustration, guilt over her children, pain, illness and tragedy in the end. Rose Stradner, suffering from what now appears to have been a form of schizophrenia, killed herself in 1958.
Finally, Tom Mankiewicz concluded, the "most lasting and life-altering effect [his mother] had on me, however, was putting me in an endless quest to find her again somewhere and cure her. I developed a strange form of radar that could immediately recognize a troubled woman (almost always an actress) and elicit an instant, receptive, silent reaction from her signifying that she recognized me too."
Another Hollywood tragedy or a victim of history and the slowness of medicine to help the mentally ill? Perhaps, but I can't help wishing things had been different for her.
A DVD-r from the Warner Archive of The Last Gangster (1937) is readily available for those who are interested in this movie. The Keys of the Kingdom (1944) DVD is available from 20th Century Fox.
Mankiewicz, Tom, My Life as a Mankiewicz: An Insider's Journey Through Hollywood, University Press of Kentucky, 2012.
Youngkin, Stephen, The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, The University Press of Kentucky, 2011.
|Ethnic identity, perceptions of disadvantage, and psychosis: findings from the ÃSOP study|| Reininghaus, Ulrich A., Craig, Thomas K.J., Fisher, Helen L., Hutchinson, Gerard, Fearon, Paul, Morgan, Kevin D., Dazzan, Paola, Doody, Gillian A., Jones, Peter B., Murray, Robin M. and Morgan, Craig (2010) Ethnic identity, perceptions of disadvantage, and psychosis: findings from the ÃSOP study. Schizophrenia Research, 124 (1-3). pp. 43-48. ISSN 0920-9964 |
|Childhood trauma and cognitive function in first-episode affective and non-affective psychosis|| Aas, Monica, Dazzan, Paola, Fisher, Helen L., Morgan, Craig, Morgan, Kevin D., Reichenberg, Abraham, Zanelli, Jolanta, Fearon, Paul, Jones, Peter B., Murray, Robin M. and Pariante, Carmine M. (2011) Childhood trauma and cognitive function in first-episode affective and non-affective psychosis. Schizophrenia Research, 129 (1). pp. 12-19. ISSN 0920-9964 |
|Is there a link between childhood trauma, cognition, and amygdala and hippocampus volume in first-episode psychosis?|| Aas, Monica, Navari, Serena, Gibbs, Ayana A., Mondelli, Valeria, Fisher, Helen L., Morgan, Craig, Morgan, Kevin D., MacCabe, James, Reichenberg, Abraham, Zanelli, Jolanta, Fearon, Paul, Jones, Peter B., Murray, Robin M., Pariante, Carmine M. and Dazzan, Paola (2012) Is there a link between childhood trauma, cognition, and amygdala and hippocampus volume in first-episode psychosis? Schizophrenia Research, 137 (1-3). pp. 73-79. ISSN 0920-9964 |
|Differential relationship between neurological and cognitive dysfunction in first episode psychosis patients and in healthy individuals|| Mellacqua, Zefiro, Eyeson, Joanna, Orr, Ken D., Morgan, Kevin D., Zanelli, Jolanta, Lloyd, Tuhina, Morgan, Craig, Fearon, Paul, Hutchinson, Gerard, Doody, Gillian A., Chan, Raymond C.K., Harrison, Glynn, Jones, Peter B., Murray, Robin M., Reichenberg, Abraham and Dazzan, Paola (2012) Differential relationship between neurological and cognitive dysfunction in first episode psychosis patients and in healthy individuals. Schizophrenia Research, 142 (1-3). pp. 159-164. ISSN 0920-9964 |
|Odd Man Out||
author: Sarah Ellis
average rating: 3.71
book published: 2006
date added: 2009/11/25
shelves: grade-5, contemporary, grade-6, illness
Boy's schizophrenic dad leaves fascinating notebook at grandmother's house.
|Cognition and schizophrenia: improving real life function|| Morgan, Kevin D., David, Anthony S., Murray, Robin M. and Eberhard, Jonas, eds. (2006) Cognition and schizophrenia: improving real life function. Cambridge Medical Communication, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9780955130212 |
|Insight and cognition|| Morgan, Kevin D. (2006) Insight and cognition. In: Cognition and schizophrenia: improving real life function. Cambridge Medical Communication, Cambridge, UK, pp. 37-43. ISBN 9780955130212 |
|Minor physical anomalies across ethnic groups in a first episode psychosis sample|| Dean, Kimberlie, Dazzan, Paola, Lloyd, Tuhina, Morgan, Craig, Morgan, Kevin D., Doody, Gillian A., Hutchinson, Gerard, Orr, Kenneth G., Jones, Peter B., Murray, Robin M. and Fearon, Paul (2007) Minor physical anomalies across ethnic groups in a first episode psychosis sample. Schizophrenia Research, 89 (1-3). pp. 86-90. ISSN 0920-9964 |
|Incidence of schizophrenia and other psychoses in ethnic minority groups: results from the MRC AESOP Study|| Fearon, Paul, Kirkbride, James B., Morgan, Craig, Dazzan, Paola, Morgan, Kevin D., Lloyd, Tuhina, Hutchinson, Gerard, Tarrant, Jane, Fung, Wai Lun Alan, Holloway, John, Mallett, Rosemarie M., Harrison, Glynn, Leff, Julian, Jones, Peter B. and Murray, Robin M. (2006) Incidence of schizophrenia and other psychoses in ethnic minority groups: results from the MRC AESOP Study. Psychological Medicine, 36 (11). pp. 1541-1550. ISSN 0033-2917 |
|Grey matter abnormalties in first episode schizophrenia and affective psychosis|| Morgan, Kevin D., Dazzan, Paola, Orr, Kenneth G., Hutchinson, Gerard, Chitnis, Xavier, Suckling, John, Lythgoe, David, Pollock, Sarah-Jane, Rossell, Susan, Shapleske, Jan, Fearon, Paul, Morgan, Craig, David, Anthony S., McGuire, Philip K., Jones, Peter B., Leff, Julian and Murray, Robin M. (2007) Grey matter abnormalties in first episode schizophrenia and affective psychosis. British Journal of Psychiatry, 191 (Supple). s111-s116. ISSN 0007-1250 |
|Neuropsychological studies of insight in psychosis|| Morgan, Kevin D. and David, Anthony S. (2004) Neuropsychological studies of insight in psychosis. In: Insight and psychosis: awareness of illness in schizophrenia and related disorders. 2nd edition. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 0198525680 |
|A study of hippocampal shape anomaly in schizophrenia and in families multiply affected by schizophrenia or bipolar disorder|| Connor, S.E.J., Ng, V., McDonald, Colm, Schulze, Katja, Morgan, Kevin D., Dazzan, Paola and Murray, Robin M. (2004) A study of hippocampal shape anomaly in schizophrenia and in families multiply affected by schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Neuroradiology, 46 (7). pp. 523-534. ISSN 0028-3940 |
|Normal cerebral asymmetry in familial and non-familial schizophrenic probands and their unaffected relatives|| Chapple, Ben, Grech, Anton, Sham, Pak, Toulopoulou, Timothea, Walshe, Murie, Schulze, Katja, Morgan, Kevin D., Murray, Robin M. and McDonald, Colm (2004) Normal cerebral asymmetry in familial and non-familial schizophrenic probands and their unaffected relatives. Schizophrenia Research, 67 (1). pp. 33-40. ISSN 0920-9964 |
|Scientists find eighty new genes that are connected to schizophrenia||Schizophrenia is a condition, which affects over 24 million people all over the world for many years.
Researchers from around 30 nations have analyzed the genes which are linked to schizophrenia. The research scientists were able to uncover around 80 previously unknown genes, which are able to put people at the risk of developing schizophrenia, according to the prestigious science journal Nature.
The research team said that the world’s largest genetic study of disorders indicates that humans have biological causes, which is putting it on a par with many other medical conditions. The study was led by Cardiff University, and this international group thinks that this research could be a launch pad for many new treatments for these conditions.
Also, charities stated that holistic approaches to disorders must be continued. Many scientists have debated over the relative role of genes in schizophrenia. Currently, a global consortium around 35 nations have examined the genetic structure of more than 37,000 people with this condition, and compared them with other 110,000 people who are free from this condition.
Scientists have found that there are more than 100 genes, which make people more prone to schizophrenia and 83 of these genes have never been considered seriously as the reason behind the condition.
Many of these genes were responsible for the relay of chemical messages in and around the brain, while others were known to be involved with the immune system. According to a professor at the University College London, this study places psychiatry in the category same to that of other parts of medicine. |
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|Children Born to Older Fathers Could Face Higher Risk of Psychiatric Problems||According to the findings of a new study that has been published in the JAMA Psychiatry journal, children born from elder fathers may face an added risk of having psychiatric problems as compared to children that are born to fathers that are younger in age. The study was carried out by a team of researchers working at the Indiana University in Bloomington.
Previous studies have established that the factor of advancing paternal age (APA) during childbearing is linked with a higher risk of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, as well as autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Other problems associated with APA are intellectual and academic problems.
In the recent past, several other studies have also shown that the father’s age is associated with the likelihood of the development of ‘de novo mutations’ in their offspring. These mutations pertain to a gene becoming present for the first time in a family because of a mutation in either the egg or sperm from the parents. Previous studies have linked de novo mutations to ASDs.
However, there has been no attempt at carrying out a comprehensive study that looks at the overall links between APA and psychiatric problems.
The latest study published in JAMA Psychiatry compared Swedish siblings spanning a period of 28 years, between 1973 and 2001. The study tested the influence of the father’s age on conception. The study compared children of older fathers with their own elder siblings born earlier to the same father earlier- at a younger age.
On comparing the siblings, researchers found that the risk of conditions such as psychosis, autism, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, suicide attempt and low academic attainment were higher among those children that were born among men who were older than 45 years. |
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Damaged beauties and sick fuckers come together in the dramatically deviant vignettes of John Stagliano's "Psychotic Behavior." Vivid visual storytelling presents top starlets in twisted scenarios of anal insanity. Abella Danger and Xander Corvus make a dead sexy couple despite their mutual hatred. Her porn camming session becomes a schizo food-fuck spiced with slapping, spitting, fuck-yous and I-hate-yous. Abella deep-throats dick through a whipped cream avalanche; her hungry ass consumes cock and foodstuffs like bananas and cucumbers! When voluptuous, bitchy Angela White orders skinny Owen Gray to do the laundry, he spends the day sniffing soiled lingerie and masturbating. But the naturally buxom, domineering broad succumbs to wailing delirium and face-sitting breath control in a power-exchange spectacle. Convinced that Markus Dupree is screwing every whore in town, Casey Calvert spews insecure viciousness. Markus makes her gash squirt girl juice and her bunghole gape widely. Creepy, radically tattooed Small Hands sneaks petite Angel Smalls into Buttman's studio for kinky toy play and an orgasmic anal carry-fuck. He departs as we learn why Buttman's been tied up.
|Comment on Limiting Antipsychotic Medications Shows Long-Term Benefits by ssteinga||Thank you David for this excellent post. I am gratified to see that a child psychiatrist understands that this study has implications that go beyond the world of adult schizophrenia.
For any who may be interested, I have written about this site in my own blog:
|I found a pdf of an old interview with Arnol Lobel. You don't see many of them around, so I figured I'd post it. I put it here cause I didn't want to put something this long on my tumblr, but I don't use this blog anymore - I'm still over at jonklassen.tumblr.com, whenever anything worth posting comes up. |
Interview with Arnold Lobel by Lucy Rollin
Rollin: We talked yesterday about your illustrations of animals, and how you balance them between being human and being animal.
Lobel: My reason for that isn't all intellectual. It's a way of creating something that seems new. It's a very practical thing to do. In Piger- icks, for example, if I had made them people, someone would have thought that I had the audacity to imitate Lear. But sometimes it is a conscious process. Children's books today reach such a wide audi- ence that if you make your characters people, you have to make them some kind of people. If Frog and Toad were two gentlemen, for instance, think of the questions that would occur to you: How old are they? Where are their parents? How do they earn their money? What in fact is their relationship? They seem to have childish inter- ests, and yet they live alone as adults. If I made them two middle- aged gentlemen all of those things would occur to you. It's part of the suspension of disbelief, and it's a very, very tricky thing. I would never, for instance, have them pick up a telephone to talk to each other. That would cut into the world that I have created in some way that I cannot exactly articulate. But by making this little world with these two strange creatures in it, I bring them to everybody; all different kinds of people can enjoy that. I want my work to appeal to everybody. This is a conscious part of my thinking when I create my animal characters.
Rollin: Is there another Frog and Toad in the plans?
Lobel: No, I'm not going to do any more. I don't want them to become another commodity on the American scene. But it also occurred to me, when I was doing the last one, that there was a certain cruelty in the relationship, in Frog being the controlling one and Toad being controlled.
Rollin: It sounds as though they took on a life outside the books.
Lobel: Well, they did take on a life; lots of authors have said that about their characters. And Frog and Toad started to take on this life, and I perceived something there that I didn't want to continue.
Rollin: How many I Can Read books have you done now?
Lobel: I've written about twelve and illustrated many others: When I first began to illustrate, the I Can Read series was just beginning. I was terribly lucky to walk in the door of Harper's, and they were looking for illustrators for all these manuscripts. It could not have been more fortuitous.
Rollin: Is it easier to illustrate one or to write one?
Lobel: To illustrate somebody else's manuscript is an entirely differ- ent profession, whether it's an I Can Read book or something else. I want to keep doing both because I think both are very valuable. Every now and then some editor will say, "t have this wonderful manuscript but I didfft send it to you because I heard you weren't illustrating other people's manuscripts." And you know', [ say that's not true. For financial reasons I don't want to do it exclusively, but I certainly want to do it occasionally. It's good for my talent and for a kind of security. I can't always be a fountain of ideas. If I have several years where I don't conceive of anything original, I can always illustrate other people's work.
Rollin: When you do an I Can Read book, do the editors supply you with the limited vocabulary they expect you to use?
L o b e l: I understand there are some publishers who do that, but Harper's never would dream of that. I have total freedom, and t!he only harness is that I am aware as I work that I'm doing a reader. If there are words I can't find a comfortable substitute for, I'll put a big word in. I've used the word somersault, and the word nervous. There's one Christmas story where Toad "decorates" a tree. I thought I could find a simpler way of saying that, but I couldn't. You could "trim" the tree, but that's ambiguous. You could "put balls on" the tree, but that's even worse. So we left it at "decorate." My theory is, if the child is interested in the story he'll learn the words.
Rollin: Do you get letters from children often?
L o b e l: Oh, yes, it's getting to be a big problem, because I get lots of letters, and I answer them. I let them pile up, and then I just take two or three days off and answer. In the early days when I didn't get too many letters, I would write a long letter and draw a little picture. Now they get a great big picture and a little letter, sort of like Joan Crawford in Hollywood. A lot of teachers use it as a way to teach the letter format. The funniest letter I ever got was a very beautifully written letter that the teacher had obviously written the form for on the blackboard. It had the date in the right place and the salutation, and then the body: "Dear Mr. Lobel, I like your work very much," etc., a very sweet letter. Then it said, "Love, NAME." I couldn't answer that one! But why not use the letter that way? It used to bother me, but after all, the child went to the library and picked me. He could have written to any author.
Rollin: Do you try to read the published criticism of your work?
L o b e l: There isn't much published criticism about my work. Pub- lishers are not very good about getting journal material to the author. Reviewing of children's books is almost nonexistent in the popular media, except for Christmas. And I find that in the library organs, often the quality of the reviewing is appallingly superficial. I would prefer an intelligent bad review. The most obvious is missed. You've worked long to create something, and they say, "Mr. Lobel's watercolors are very charming." This is not reviewing.
Rollin: It seems to me sometimes that the most overused word in children's literature reviews is "delightful."
Lobel: Yes. And yet children's books, the best of them, are not delightful. My favorites, anyway, strike deep. The artists that do the best ones are able to make them delightful on one level, but that's just the whipped cream on top. Underneath there is something much more. William Steig, for instance, is a great favorite of mine. His drawings look so effortless, but his books deal with moral issues, moral decisions, that are really profound. And I think children sense this underpinning, and that the parents like the books too.
Rollin: Are there other artists whose work you admire?
Lobel: Beatrix Potter, for one, obviously. And Lear. And I learn a lot by looking not only at other children's book illustrators, but at, for example, Rembrandt. Right now I'm illustrating a book about Anton Van Leeuwenhoek, who invented the microscope. I wasn't enthusiastic at first, but then I discovered he was a contemporary of Rembrandt's, so I'm doing the book in the style of a Rembrandt etching. It won't look like a Rembrandt etching, I assure you. But I have my Rembrandt at my side as I'm working, and I look at it and I study it. I often do that if there is a particular art period or an artist that I like and feel is appropriate. I did that with As I Was Crossing Boston Common; it was based on those 19th century besti- aries. I call that a handle. It's a way of getting into something.
Rollin: Maurice Sendak has often spoken about the influence that Disney cartoons had on his work. Have you been influenced by cartoons?
Lobel: Well, in my early work, like Mister Muster, the whole style was influenced by watching television over the heads of my chil- dren. That's all I was able to do in those days. I was just beginning, and I was glad I could do that. I used to loathe my early books, but now they're so far removed from me that I can see the charm in them.
Rollin: Has your craft changed, or your vision? Or can we separate them?
Lobel: I think it's a little of both. I think I learned at some point to use myself. At the beginning, I was creating nice little stories for children, which may have been an offshoot of being a parent. I think that parenthood takes away from you some of whatever is creative. It is very difficult to have children and create at the same time. Those early stories were just written for children, and there's noth- ing wrong with them; they're funny and pleasant. But after about ten years, I realized that there was no reason w h y I couldn't stop writing for children and start writing more out of my own feelings. I think that's how Frog and Toad came to be. It was the first time I had turned inward. It's a rather schizophrenic thing. I cared about what the story would be for children, but at the same time I was aware that all of the things that happened in it were essentially very personal to me and had resonances in my own life. I don't think that had happened before. I think possibly it was because the children were getting older and I had more time to be introspective and study the work of other artists that I liked. And I realized that quality was missing in my own work. I tell groups I speak to now that there's probably nothing more important than t h a t - t o be able to create a children's book that's also important to you, that is a self-expression, that isn't just done to amuse the children. I won't be happy unless my books are amusing to adults as welt.
Rollin: Sometimes adults are made very uncomfortable about some children's books, though, Sendak's, for instance.
Lobel: Yes, I think children are more comfortable with Outside, Over There than a lot of adults. I try not to intellectualize about my work too much, though, as I think perhaps Sendak has in his inter- views. If I get into trouble, then it helps to construct it in my mind intellectually and start again. But I try to think of myself as an enter- tainer primarily.
Rollin: You mentioned in your speech yesterday the similarity between children's books and the movies.
Lobel: In a book, you are using pictures in a narrative way, and the turning of the page is like a cut in a movie. If a movie is well done and you're caught up in it, even if you know the plot backwards and forwards, you're still pulled along by a rhythm. Alfred Hitchcock movies are a good example. And in children's books, the pictures have a rhythm, from large to small, for instance. And sometimes really sequential pictures work, but I wouldn't force that on some- thing that I didn't think called for it.
Rollin: Your self-portraits in Pigerichs are so interesting, I t h i n k - showing yourself as an artist.
L o b e l: Well, I found that the children I talk to are absolutely fas- cinated by the creative process. They are not aware of other art forms particularly, but they see it in picture books. They know it's work, in some way. They see their parents go off to work, and they know this is my work; but their parents' work seems very distant from them, and what I'm doing is work, yet it's like play. If I go to a classroom and give a little talk, and then ask, "Is there a question?" every hand shoots up. And the questions are good questions, not dopey ones. They want to know how I do it, how long it takes, how many hours a day I work. So in Pigericks I felt if I just did forty pages of limericks, there would be no depth. So I used the self- portraits as a framework. I tried in a simple way to show that this was something that this person was creating, and then he had created it, finished it. In "Whiskers and Rhymes," I think this kind of thing is unnecessary because some of those rhymes have enough depth to carry themselves. You just deal with these things as they come along; there's no way to anticipate problems like that.
Rollin: We've talked mostly about your animal drawings. Do you think your drawings of people have changed, over the years?
Lobel: I think I feel more confident drawing animals. Maybe it's because I've done more of it. But also, I don't like drawing people in contemporary clothes. There was a time when I was getting all these manuscripts about Mommy and Daddy in the kitchen. They were like sitcoms on television. And I wouldn't illustrate them because I didn't grow up in a suburban atmosphere. I didn't have a Mommy and Daddy in the kitchen, and I don't know what Mommy and Daddy are like in the kitchen any more anyway. I think a book like that should be illustrated by somebody who has some kind of relationship to the material.
Rollin: What projects do you anticipate for the future?
Lobel: I'm going to do a big Mother Goose book for Random House.
Rollin: How do you feel about that? So many people have done Mother Goose.
Lobel: Yes, I do feel ambivalent. The other day I went into a book- store and there was a line of Mother Goose books fifteen miles long, so it'll be a challenge. I suppose the best thing that can happen is that I have to think, "Well, all those poor people will be wild with jealousy when they see my Mother Goose." That will be an incen- tive to try, anyway. And I'm the editor in this case; I get to pick the ones I like, like Humpty Dumpty.
Rollin: Those are good incentives.
Lobel: You know, I've been doing this for twenty years, and I'm continually dissatisfied. I make a religion of being dissatisfied. I don't think there is a point in doing a book and saying, "Isn't that wonderful?" Then you don't learn. When people ask what's the best book you ever did, there's no point in saying, "Oh, that was four years ago." That means everything since was worse, right? So I say, it's the next book. Then, you know, even though I've done the best book I think I can do, I know the book I'm going to do might be even better. It's all delusion, but it does keep one trying one's best.
|Your Favourite Movies (and other things) Backwards||This is an ongoing thread on Reddit.com. If you watched movies backwards, how would they seem? Here's five of my favourites, but there's heaps more. Check 'em out.|
"If you watch Heroes backwards you realise that it's been getting progressively better over time."
"If you watch the original Superman backwards, Superman was kind of dick."
"If you watch the entire series backwards, George Lucas develops into a brilliant writer."
"If you watch Fight Club backwards, it's about a terrorist schizophrenic getting his life back together and going to rehab"
"If you play Super Mario Bros backwards, you'll find that Mario is a true philanthropist and animal lover, throwing coins into the air and saving turtles. And he leaves that bitch the princess right at the beginning."
|Uno sciclitano scopre il segreto del multitasking||Genova - Si nasconde nel cervello il segreto del multitasking: saper svolgere più attività contemporaneamente dipende dal gene chiamato COMT. La scoperta, pubblicata sulla rivista Molecular Psychiatry, si deve all’Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Iit) di Genova e potrebbe avere applicazioni nella medicina personalizzata e nella cura di schizofrenia e sindrome da stress post-traumatico.
Dalla ricerca, coordinata da Francesco Papaleo, ricercatore nato a Scicli, e il cui primo autore è Diego Scheggia, entrambi dell’Iit, è stata condotta in... continua|
|Book Report: A Thorn in My Pocket by Eustacia Cutler|| |
(This report was submitted for my General Psychology course last semester.)
Eustacia Cutler is the mother of Temple Grandin, probably the worldâs best known "autism celebrity" today. In her memoir A Thorn in my Pocket: Temple Grandinâs Mother Tells the Family Story, Cutler explores the difficulties and challenges she faced raising an autistic child in the years immediately following WWII. She tells the story of Temple's life from birth, chronicles the misinformation they received and diagnosis they struggled to grasp, how the family coped (or didn't cope) and what pathways opened up for them all as a result.
When Temple's parents first sought assistance for their daughter, they were shuffled amongst skeptical doctors. Mental retardation and brain damage were the first terms used to describe Temple; autism and infant schizophrenia were eventually used to diagnosis her at the age of 3 (Cutler, pg. 30). The gravity of these words was enough to send Temple's father reeling and he firmly dug his trench in his war to have Temple institutionalized from the very beginning. Eustacia never allowed it and their marriage suffered for it, ultimately ending in divorce when Temple was a teenager.
Despite little societal support, Eustacia was adamant about Temple's therapies, social instruction and rigid behavioral rules. She sought all treatments on her own, worked them in to her family's life (Temple also has three younger siblings), and persisted in the notion that Temple could learn, all the while defending her first-born daughter from naysayers (including her own father) at every turn. And it worked. By all accounts, Temple succeeded (and is still succeeding) in her life against all early predictions. Today, Temple holds a Ph.D. in animal science, is a professor at Colorado State University, a world-renowned humane livestock facility designer and autism advocate/speaker.
Clearly, the intense conviction Eustacia demonstrated in her daughter's abilities is amazing. As a parent with a child on the autism spectrum, I can sympathize with her emotional reactions to Temple's diagnosis and commitment to "fix" her daughter, but I canât even begin to imagine living in an era of such unbending social rules with a misunderstood child who doesn't match the norm.
What I find even more astounding is how the psychiatric institution as a whole dealt with autism. Eustacia's hindsight reveals that the experts she consulted didn't really know what they were doing after all, but needed to find a way to describe, catalog and deal with individuals displaying autistic traits. Some advanced doctors were willing to think outside of the box and acknowledge that they didn't understand the whole picture. One of Temple's earliest pediatricians ordered brain scans to rule out petit malâabsence seizures connected to epilepsyâand Eustacia later credited him for at least being willing to explore possible neurological differences in her daughter (pg. 209). But most were more than willing to institutionalize a child in the name of science (pg. 138). The pervasive belief that psychoanalysis was the only way to get to the root of autism held its grip on these professionals for decades, despite compelling early research showing a neurological basis for autism that couldn't be treated with "talk therapy" (pg. 208).
Temple was born in an era when most childhood afflictions were assumed to be the result of something the mother did wrong and autism was no exception. Bruno Bettelheim was an Austrian-born child psychologist whose theoryâthat autism originated from mothers withholding affection from their childrenâwas just taking hold in popular culture during the time when the Grandins were exploring the nature of Temple's challenges (pg. 33-34). Bettelheim's ideas later faded from popularity, but they hovered as a dark shadow over Eustacia for decades. At one point, Eustacia believed that she might have caused her daughter's autism by creating some early psychosocial trauma in Temple (pg. 34). As a graduate of Harvard and lifelong learner herself, she kept doing her own research all the while. But she still succumbed to the popular notion of the times, at least a little.
What strikes me here is that Eustacia took on this misplaced blame yet persevered in championing her daughter as a valid human being and refrained from diving into the depths of depression herself (despite having a husband who tracked her every move in a handwritten notebook over a 3-year period in an attempt to have her proven insane in court [pg. 146]). Without a doubt, this represents strength of character that many of us can only hope to reach. Yet how many other families with autistic children did not fare so well during these experimental years of parental blame and institutionalization as a result of following "expert" advice?
Finally, in the 1980s, psychiatry started to come around as an institution and admit to the neurological basis for autism. In the last chapter of A Thorn in My Pocket, Eustacia states:
"When did the psychiatric world release autism from its psychosocial shackles and turn it over to the bioneurologists? And why, despite the 1964 research linking autism to epilepsy, did it take until 1985 for the neurological information to reach the family pediatricians who were examining autistic children and advising desperate parents?" (pg. 208)
Eustacia said she "would have liked an apology" for this erroneous oversight (pg. 209), but she would have to settle with this statement of appreciation from Temple's doctor regarding her commitment to her daughterâs therapies and education:
"â¦you have done a job that has put the entire staff of Childrenâs Hospital to shame. Do you realize that it is as rare as if Temple had recovered spontaneously from leukemia?" (pg. 147)
Eustacia's reflections on Temple's ancestors and the unique traits they displayed added more pieces to the puzzle of her daughter's autism. She was able to see autistic traits on both sides of Temple's family tree, despite these relatives never having been diagnosed with autism (pg. 191-205). Much later, after his death, she was even able to finally connect the dots that Temple's father may have had autism/Asperger's (pg. 217).
Eustacia is now lecturing nationally and internationally with her daughter at autism conferences, offering her support for families through retelling her experiences and sharing her own extensive research. She writes on the inside jacket of her book:
"Think of me as your future. I am where you will be many years from now, when you know how it all played out and 'what will be' turned into 'what was.' And you will have come to terms with it, not perhaps in the way you thought you would, but you'll no longer feel trapped in a morass of angst and guilt. You will have resolved your child's future and your own. You'll know you've given full measure and the measure you've given has never been pointless. I offer you my story as a promise of thatâ¦"
I am personally grateful for her words and in awe of her story.
|The evolution of "autism": Comparing DSM-III and DSM-5|
The reason for caution becomes clear if we compare the current diagnostic criteria with their historical counterparts.
Here's the 1980 definition of Infantile Autism as it appeared in DSM-III.
A. Onset before 30 months of age
B. Pervasive lack of responsiveness to other people
C. Gross deficits in language development
D. If speech is present, peculiar speech patterns such as immediate and delayed echolalia, metaphorical language, pronominal reversal
E. Bizarre responses to various aspects of the environment, e.g., resistance to change, peculiar interest in or attachments to animate or inanimate objects
F. Absence of delusions, hallucinations, loosening of associations, and incoherence as in Schizophrenia.
And here is how the equivalent items are phrased in the current version, DSM-5, under Autism Spectrum Disorder:
A. Symptoms must be present in the early developmental period (but may not become fully manifest until social demands exceed limited capacities or may be masked by learned strategies later in life).
B. Deficits in social-emotional reciprocity must be present (or have been present earlier in development). However, these can range from abnormal social approach and failure of normal back and forth conversation through reduced sharing of interests, emotions, and affect and response to total lack of initiation of social interaction
C. ASD can be diagnosed with or without accompanying language impairment
D. "Peculiar speech patterns" are not required for a diagnosis. However, echolalia and idiosyncratic phrases are considered examples of Stereotyped or repetitive movements, use of objects, or speech - one of four nonsocial features (see E below)
E. Any two of the following must be present (currently or earlier in development): (1) Stereotyped use of objects; (2) Insistence on sameness, inflexible adherence to routines, or ritualized patterns of verbal or nonverbal behaviour; (3) Highly restricted, fixated interests that are abnormal in intensity or focus; (4) Hyper- or hypo-reactivity to sensory input or unusual interest in sensory aspects of the environment
F. Hallucinations and delusions, which are defining features of schizophrenia, are not features of ASDArguably, item E is as non-specific in DSM-III as it is in DSM-5. In every other respect DSM-5 takes a far broader definition of autism's characteristics. Put another way, it's fair to say that the majority of people whom we would today think of as being "on the spectrum" would not have come close to a diagnosis in the 1980s.
Thanks to Michael Hunsaker for the suggestion:
@DrBrocktagon now cut and paste in the DSM V and your head will explode!
|Check out GLAAD's guide to LGBTQ-inclusive programming at Comic-Con 2017!|
Each year, Comic-Con International: San Diego brings together comic book, film, and television fans together with creators and celebrities to engage with each other and discuss their favorite content in an assortment of panels, screenings, and workshops. This year’s programming schedule features an assortment of panels centered on issues of representation in comics and other forms of media, presentations from LGBTQ-inclusive shows, and conversations with LGBTQ creators.
Don't miss GLAAD's own Nick Adams, Director of Transgender Media & Representation, who will be on Thursday's "LGBTQ Geek Year in Review" panel talking about some of the biggest queer entertainment stories of the last year. Also on Thursday, Megan Townsend, GLAAD's Director of Entertainment Research & Analysis, will be part of the "It Gets Geekier: Why Queer Representation Matters" panel.
Follow @GLAAD on Twitter to hear more from their panels! Below, check out this year’s schedule of LGBTQ-inclusive programming at SDCC (descriptions taken from the official programming guide):
Code Switch: Diversity Behind the Scenes
Jimmy Diggs (writer, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Voyager) and Gigi Edgley (Chiana on Farscape) lead a diverse panel of science fiction, fantasy, and gaming industry leaders as they share their perspectives