Pedophilia and sex education in Croatia: a meeting with Judith Reisman

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Psychopathic Kyriarchy – Our Rulers Really Are Unempathic Predators

Originally posted 2013-06-10 21:15:22. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Sebastian A.B | c4ss.org

Psychopaths are drawn to and uniquely capable within politics. They are charismatic, show no remorse, crave power and rise to the top. Leading psychologists have built the literature on the corporate form, but statist psychopathy bears investigation.

Pathocracy - “A system of government where a small pathological minority takes over a society of normal people.” – Andrew M. Lobaczewski in Political Ponerology

Kyriarchy - A social hierarchy based on domination rather than spontaneous, voluntary order. All states are necessarily kyriarchical because the government is a monopoly on violence. Psychopaths rise to the top of coercive hierarchies like helium balloons rise to the ceilings of rooms.

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Related: Empathy & Apathy – Focus on Ponerology & Pathocracy

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Poison in the mouth – BBC Panorama

Originally posted 2011-06-30 19:52:05. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Source: Google

Startling documentary shows evidence of brain damage from Mercury in silver amalgam fillings. Most dentists who deny mercury is harmful, will remove them without precautions and can cause a relapse or an equivalent of over 10 years mercury exposure in one go if they drill them out, so if you think you need to remove and replace them, be sure to search out a qualified dentist who uses correct procedures to remove & replace them with safe alternatives like ceramic fillings, or else leave them in until they need replacing if you have had them for ages, and get ceramic ones or a safe alternative to mercury amalgam.

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CBA rewards bosses of scandal-ridden financial planning division

Ben Butler, Adele Ferguson | smh.com.au

Victims of the Commonwealth Bank’s financial planning scandal have slammed as ‘‘obscene’’ and ‘‘devastating’’ the multimillion-dollar pay packets pocketed by executives in charge of the troubled division.

Grahame Petersen and Annabel Spring received million-dollar pay rises and big cash bonuses despite a Senate inquiry that called for a royal commission after allegations of fraud, forgery and a management cover-up in the unit.

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Culture in Decline | Episode #4 “War On Nature” by Peter Joseph

Originally posted 2013-03-03 09:35:01. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

In this episode, Peter investigates the nature of War and human conflict; the White House declares War On Nature itself; a french chef prepares an international delicacy for the kids; Louie the Logic Gremlin returns to piss everyone off and our Man on the Street gets rowdy. Special guest appearances by Stephane Chivot, Katie Goodman & Rick Overton.

Warning: Viewer Discretion Advised – Strong Language

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Murdoch and Vaccines: Exposure of Crimes Reveals a Much Larger Story

Originally posted 2012-03-29 20:47:28. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

William Newton
Coto Report

“… the evidence of sleazy and scandalous behavior of the Murdoch papers has expanded geometrically.” Michael Collins

Rupert Murdoch’s news empire faces intense media and legal scrutiny.  Current revelations focus on Murdoch’s News of the World hacking into the Dowler family’s voice messages during the kidnapping of their 12 year old daughter Milly, and Murdoch’s London Times for allegedly having illegally obtained the financial, property and medical information of former UK Labour Party Leader Gordon Brown during the time he was chancellor.

A 2010 exposure of Murdoch’s Times of London revealed that it had published forged documents purporting to show that Iran planned to do nuclear experiments for an atomic weapon, and as Collins points out, it was Murdoch’s “drumbeat of misinformation” that helped mislead people into believing that Saddam Hussein was involved in the 9/11 attack, supporting Bush’s invasion of Iraq, though intelligence was “unsubstantiated, contradicted, or even non-existent,” according to the Senate Intelligence Committee Unveils Final Phase II Reports on Prewar Iraq Intelligence from June 5, 2008.

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I Blame The Australian Carbon Tax for Price Increases

Originally posted 2011-11-18 06:49:55. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Source: WUWT

You likely didn’t realize that the First Rule for the Carbon Tax Club is … nobody talks about the Carbon Tax Club.

And not only that … it could cost the poor Aussies big bucks if they say what I just said about the Carbon Tax Club.

Gotta love totalitarianism in the service of national eco-themed suicide …

From Miranda Devine’s blog at the Australian Telegraph (emphasis mine):

THE whitewash begins. Now that the carbon tax has passed through federal parliament, the government’s clean-up brigade is getting into the swing by trying to erase any dissent against the jobs-destroying legislation.

On cue comes the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, which this week issued warnings to businesses that they will face whopping fines of up to $1.1m if they blame the carbon tax for price rises.

It says it has been “directed by the Australian government to undertake a compliance and enforcement role in relation to claims made about the impact of a carbon price.”

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Parenting and Self Esteem – Ecological Systems Theory

Originally posted 2011-08-31 09:02:45. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Bronfenbrenner (1999), the Russian-American psychologist known for his Ecological System Theory, stated the importance of the role of the environment to the ecology of human development, as a dynamic multilevel system wherein the environment and internal process of human development are intertwined and adjustable. Bronfenbrenner (1979) states:

Especially in its early phases, and to a great extent throughout the life course, human development takes place through processes of progressively more complex reciprocal interaction between an active, evolving biopsychological human organism and the persona, objects, and symbols in its immediate external environment. To be effective the interaction must occur on a fairly regular basis over extended periods of time…. Examples of enduring patterns of proximal process are found in parent-child and child-child activities…. (p.5).

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Furthermore, research result from Steinberg, Dornbusch and Brown (1992) illustrates that adolescents reared in democratic homes tend to show higher emotional/social competence than those living in authoritarian homes. It is implied that parent-child interaction is reciprocal and that parenting styles have an impact on the development of young children’s self-esteem. The quality of the child’s development is highly influenced by the environment which they grow up in. Family background and culture, parent and peer interaction, as well as parent-child interaction and welfare reform policies can impact young children’s development. Thus, these factors could significantly impact the early emotional development of a child.

As the environment of a child influences his or her emotional and social development, stakeholders such as parents, peers, teachers, neighbors, church members, community members and other elements such as social welfare policy could determine the characteristics of the child’s environment.

Therefore, the influence and importance of parent-child interactions and relationships must be identified as the learning process begins even in the early phases of the child’s life.

References:

Bronfenbrennen, U. (1979). The Ecology of Human Development. : Theoretical and Operational Modes. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Bronfenbrennen, U. (1999). Environments in Development Perspective: Theoretical and Operational Modes. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association Press.

Steinberg, L., Dornbusch, S. M. & Brown, B. B. (1992). Ethnic differences in adolescent achievement: an ecological perspective. American Psychologist, 47,723-729.

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Samoa Air introduces pay-as-you-weigh air fares

Originally posted 2013-04-02 15:30:35. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Angie Takanami | Yahoo

In a world first, Samoa Air has begun charging passengers per kilo, rather than per seat.

Under the new policy, passengers pay a fixed price per kilogram, varying according to the length of the flight and route, and can nominate their weight when booking but they will be weighed on scales at the airport.

Head of Samoa Air, Chris Langton, told ABC radio he believed the policy was “the concept of the future,” and that he believed it would help promote health and obesity awareness.

“People have always travelled on the basis of their seat but as many airline operators know airlines don’t run on seats they run on weight and particularly the smaller the aircraft you are in the less variance you can accept in terms of the difference in weight between passengers,” Mr Langton told ABC radio.

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Do schools differ in suicide risk? The influence of school and neighbourhood on attempted suicide, suicidal ideation and self-harm among secondary school pupils

Originally posted 2011-11-23 12:23:01. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Source: BMC

Rates of suicide and poor mental health are high in environments (neighbourhoods and institutions) where individuals have only weak social ties, feel socially disconnected and experience anomie – a mismatch between individual and community norms and values. Young people spend much of their time within the school environment, but the influence of school context (school connectedness, ethos and contextual factors such as school size or denomination) on suicide-risk is understudied. Our aim is to explore if school context is associated with rates of attempted suicide and suicide-risk at age 15 and self-harm at age 19, adjusting for confounders.

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Cartoon: outside art by banksy

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Happiness Lowers Blood Pressure

Originally posted 2013-10-16 05:03:26. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

ETH Zurich | Science Daily

The endogenous hormone dopamine triggers feelings of happiness. While its release is induced, among other things, by the “feel-good” classics sex, drugs or food, the brain does not content itself with a kick; it remembers the state of happiness and keeps wanting to achieve it again. Dopamine enables us to make the “right” decisions in order to experience even more moments of happiness.

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How Spiders Spin Silk

Robin Meadows | plosbiology.org

Spider silk is wonderful stuff—light as the breeze and stretchy yet stronger than steel. People can manufacture synthetic fibers, such as Kevlar, that come close but can’t begin to match the process spiders use. Their silk proteins, called spidroins, rapidly convert from the soluble form to solid fibers at ambient temperatures and with water as the solvent. Not only is this beyond us, we don’t even know how spiders do it. Now, in this issue of PLOS Biology, new research by Anna Rising, Jan Johansson, and colleagues shows that silk formation involves structural shifts at either end of the spidroin and that these shifts are completely different, overturning the hypothesis that these protein terminals play similar roles.

Spidroins are big proteins of up to 3,500 amino acids that contain mostly repetitive sequences, and the nonrepetitive N- and C-terminal domains at opposite ends are thought to regulate conversion to silk. These terminal domains are unique to spider silk and are highly conserved among spiders.

Spidroins have a helical and unordered structure when stored as soluble proteins in silk glands, but, when converted to silk, they contain ?-sheets that lend mechanical stability. We know that there is a pH gradient across the spider silk gland, which narrows from a tail to a sac to a slender duct, and that silk forms at a precise site in the duct. However, further details of spider silk production have been elusive.

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Sweet victory for Mexico beekeepers as Monsanto loses GM permit

Nina Lakhani | theguardian.com

A small group of beekeepers in Mexico has inflicted a blow on biotech giant Monsanto, which has halted the company’s ambitions to plant thousands of hectares of soybeans genetically modified to resist the company’s pesticide Roundup.

A district judge in the state of Yucatán last month overturned a permit issued to Monsanto by Mexico’s agriculture ministry, Sagarpa, and environmental protection agency, Semarnat, in June 2012 that allowed commercial planting of Roundup-ready soybeans.

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Infographic: Tasty foods pump your weight loss

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How we form habits, change existing ones

Society for Personality and Social Psychology | sciencedaily.com

About 40 percent of people’s daily activities are performed each day in almost the same situations, studies show. Habits emerge through associative learning. ‘We find patterns of behavior that allow us to reach goals. We repeat what works, and when actions are repeated in a stable context, we form associations between cues and response,’ a researcher explains.

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Poor Mental Health Linked to Reduced Life Expectancy

Originally posted 2012-08-02 03:10:42. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

ScienceDaily

People with mental health problems have a lower life expectancy, according to a large-scale population based study published July 31 in the British Medical Journal. The findings may prompt further research into the way doctors treat patients with even mild psychological problems.

A team of researchers from UCL (University College London) and the University of Edinburgh analysed data from over 68,000 adults aged 35 years and over who took part in the Health Survey for England from 1994 to 2004.

Participants in the study had been evaluated for mental health problems using a recognised scale ranging from no symptoms to severe symptoms of depression and anxiety. The team then looked to see whether people who reported these symptoms during the study were more likely to have died over an 8 year period. They also examined whether there was an association with death from cardiovascular disease, cancer or from external causes of death.

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