Much wisdom here - and not just for men.
Much wisdom here - and not just for men.
"By my calculations, at least 10 times as many girls are now trafficked into brothels annually as African slaves were transported to the New World in the peak years of the trans-Atlantic slave trade."
âoeYou wanted a cultural exchange,â Mr. Torres was told by the group representative, he said. âoeThis is America and this is the way we do things here.â
From the page: "Each time crap surfaces, everyone is rushing to get positive or you'll attract more negative. Well, that is like saying we should leave the poop out of the compost when that is the most nutrient rich aspect of it! "
"It is possible to push an environment so far out of the bounds of normality that many of our members just can't abide by it, and that is what we have done with schools. It is not surprising to me that the rate of diagnosis of ADHD began to skyrocket during the same decade (the 1990s) when schools became even more restrictive than they had been before--when high-stakes testing became prominent, when recesses were dropped, when teachers were told that they must teach to the standardized tests and everyone must pass or the teachers themselves might lose their jobs."
"Benatar also argues that human lives are, in general, much less good than we think they are. We spend most of our lives with unfulfilled desires, and the occasional satisfactions that are all most of us can achieve are insufficient to outweigh these prolonged negative states. If we think that this is a tolerable state of affairs it is because we are, in Benatars view, victims of the illusion of pollyannaism. This illusion may have evolved because it helped our ancestors survive, but it is an illusion nonetheless. If we could see our lives objectively, we would see that they are not something we should inflict on anyone."
From the page: ""Americans like to talk about the importance of family values," says Rodriguez. "But America isn't a country of family values; Mexico is a country of family values. This is a country of people who leave home." "
"According to the new equations, the matter black holes absorb and seemingly destroy is actually expelled and becomes the building blocks for galaxies, stars, and planets in another reality."
"Travel notes and musings on raising global children."
Blog excerpt: "I recommend as an experiment to wear a headscarf inside the house while doing regular chores or cleaning for just one day and see what surfaces for you. And then say a little prayer for our sisters in Iran. So many of them want a change from this regime so badly and are risking so much. Adding energy of 'oh, the middle east is a mess!' doesn't help much. So let's just take a moment to send them support, health, energy and wisdom to continue to have strength to keep on fighting for the freedom they so desperately desire."
"The United Nations reported that in 2000 the number of people suffering from overnutrition - a billion had officially surpassed the number suffering from malnutrition - 800 million. ...While the surgeon general is raising alarms over the epidemic of obesity, the president is signing farm bills designed to keep the river of cheap corn flowing, guaranteeing that the cheapest calories in the supermarket will continue to be the unhealthiest. "
"Since the early 1990s, much of the media have come to over-represent women as having made it 窶" completely 窶" in the professions, as having gained sexual equality with men, and having achieved a level of financial success and comfort enjoyed primarily by the Tiffany's-encrusted doyennes of Laguna Beach. At the same time, there has been a resurgence of retrograde dreck clogging our cultural arteries 窶" The Man Show, Maxim, Girls Gone Wild. But even this fare, which insists that young women should dress like strippers and have the mental capacities of a vole, was presented as empowering, because while the scantily clad or bare-breasted women may have seemed to be objectified, they were really on top, because now they had chosen to be sex objects and men were supposedly nothing more than their helpless, ogling, crotch-driven slaves."
From the page: "in the United States, Secretary's Day receives more attention than Women's Day, which once again passed largely unnoticed this year. A U.N. videoconference entitled âoeA World Free of Violence Against Women,â featuring U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, actress Julie Andrews and CNN anchor Judy Woodruff, was broadcast around the world but received little or no mention in the U.S. press. âoeThis was a really powerful and impressive event concerning violence against women around the world,â Dunlop says. âoeBut it was totally inadequately reported in the United States. It was an outrage that the press failed to pick this up.â"
From the page: "Congress lacks authority under its constitutional power to regulate interstate commerce to force people to buy insurance."
From the page: "In recent days, the American and Israeli media have repeatedly quoted the musings of U.S. General David Petraeus, commander of CENTCOM, who reportedly warned his superiors and the U.S. administration that the freeze in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and America's support for Israel are endangering broader U.S. interests in the region. It turns out that Israel is indirectly responsible for bombs in Kandahar and Baghdad. "
From the page: "Believe it or not, the ability to dress sexily is the ability to exert power over men. The issue comes up when women use this power without being able to control it. To be truely liberated, women should both possess and control the power; in short, confidence should come with appearence. The nature of many women who dress "scantily" is not this.
Black Barbie costs half as much as white Barbie at WalMart.
I love my Newfie.
Interesting to note how many women have Bachelor's degrees. Not as many as I thought!
Yearly worldwide earthquake frequency stats.
Ayurvedic healing book list