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Neil Gaiman Reanimates the Norse Myths—and Loki, Once Again, Is the Most Alluring Character. Epstien. Academic English Workshop. The body paragraph is a commonly used structure in Academic English writing.

Academic English Workshop

The structure appears frequently in journal articles and monographs. Some instructors, lecturers, and professors like all the paragraphs in the body of an undergraduate essay to be body paragraphs. Body of an essay. HOME FRONT. (1) 5G Technology: The Greatest Conspiracy of All Time? The Sinful Messiah: Part One. If you are a Branch Davidian, Christ lives on a threadbare piece of land 10 miles east of Waco called Mount Carmel.

The Sinful Messiah: Part One

He has dimples, claims a ninth-grade education, married his legal wife when she was 14, enjoys a beer now and then, plays a mean guitar, reportedly packs a 9mm Glock and keeps an arsenal of military assault rifles, and willingly admits that he is a sinner without equal. David Koresh is now his legal name. He changed it two years ago in California, supposedly to enhance his career as a musician, but to former cult members and law enforcement authorities, he is still Vernon Howell. FBI document warns conspiracy theories are a new domestic terrorism threat. The FBI for the first time has identified fringe conspiracy theories as a domestic terrorist threat, according to a previously unpublicized document obtained by Yahoo News.

FBI document warns conspiracy theories are a new domestic terrorism threat

(Read the document below.) The FBI intelligence bulletin from the bureau’s Phoenix field office, dated May 30, 2019, describes “conspiracy theory-driven domestic extremists,” as a growing threat, and notes that it is the first such report to do so. It lists a number of arrests, including some that haven’t been publicized, related to violent incidents motivated by fringe beliefs.

The document specifically mentions QAnon, a shadowy network that believes in a deep state conspiracy against President Trump, and Pizzagate, the theory that a pedophile ring including Clinton associates was being run out of the basement of a Washington, D.C., pizza restaurant (which didn’t actually have a basement). The FBI is already under fire for its approach to domestic extremism. CCIA Australian cities 1. Climate Change in Australia. Climate change: a survivors' guide. 1 Stay cool, dry Britain is expected to get more extremes of heat and rainfall, so prepare for more severe floods, longer droughts and more powerful storms.

Climate change: a survivors' guide

No one knows quite what the effect over time will be of a slowing Gulf stream, or the melting of arctic sea ice, but climate scientists confidently expect temperatures to rise up to 4C by 2100. That could mean big shifts in rainfall patterns and a more unpredictable climate. Global Warming Timeline. Timeline (Milestones) Here are gathered in chronological sequence the most important events in the history of climate change science.

Global Warming Timeline

(For a narrative see the Introduction: summary history.) This list of milestones includes major influences external to the science itself. The age of cynical voters. We all know that politicians are cunning and cynical, but could the same now be said for the electorate?

The age of cynical voters

Many of those who voted for US President Donald Trump did so knowing that he is a habitual liar with suspicious ties to Russia, just as the rank and file of the Conservative Party in the United Kingdom know that Boris Johnson has lied and cheated his way to the top. In Poland, it is no secret that the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party is packing governing institutions with its lackeys, misusing public media, rewarding cronies and undermining the independence of the courts.

Nonetheless, PiS trounced Poland’s opposition parties in the European Parliament election in May. The fact that Poles, Britons and Americans have all ushered in morally bankrupt governments is symptomatic of what German philosopher Peter Sloterdijk described in the early 1980s as ‘cynical reason’. In Sloterdijk’s view, this cynicism began with the elite. Farm Aid – Keep America Growing.

The man who declared the ‘end of history’ fears for democracy’s future. When it's easier to get meds than therapy: how poverty makes it hard to escape mental illness. The poorer people are, the higher their chances of contending with domestic violence, crime, social conflict, homelessness and unemployment.

When it's easier to get meds than therapy: how poverty makes it hard to escape mental illness

All these factors contribute to increased levels of psychological distress, which is associated with common mental disorders such as depression and anxiety. In our research, of adults who recorded “very high” levels of psychological distress on what’s called the Kessler Psychological Distress Scale, more than three times as many (30%) came from the most socioeconomically disadvantaged fifth of Australian areas than from the most affluent fifth (9%). Read more: Three charts on: why rates of mental illness aren't going down despite higher spending Along with where you live, personal income is an important influence: among the poorest fifth of Australians, one in four people reported “high” or “very high” psychological distress when compared to about one in 20 people in the richest fifth.

Socioeconomic disadvantage affects mental health from birth. Nxivm Scam Is Dead, but 'Brainwashing' Pseudoscience Lives On - Rewire.News - Religion Dispatches. It took less than a day for a jury to find Nxivm founder Keith Laniere guilty of all charges, including racketeering and sex trafficking.

Nxivm Scam Is Dead, but 'Brainwashing' Pseudoscience Lives On - Rewire.News - Religion Dispatches

While it appears from reports that both the “cult experts” and the Nxivm victims who testified at the trial abstained from using the term “brainwashing” in their testimonies, news coverage of Nxivm and the trial has frequently alleged that “brainwashing” was somehow involved. On June 14, the day that the subhead of a New York Times article asserted that, “Former Nxivm members testified they were brainwashed into being branded and assigned to have sex with him,” Kevin D. Williamson of the National Review published a short post titled, “There Is No Such Thing as ‘Brainwashing,’” in which he pointed out that the concept has “no scientific basis” and is generally regarded as “pseudoscience.”

Subscribe to our daily or weekly email Get the best writing about religion, politics, and culture, direct to your inbox. Detained Kids at the Border Have to Care for Other Kids. A fundamental truth about children is that they have needs they cannot themselves fulfill.

Detained Kids at the Border Have to Care for Other Kids

They need people who acquire and prepare food for them, and people who look out for their safety and cleanliness. Beyond those material needs, they also need people who care for them emotionally, tending to them when they are sick and supporting them through tough times. Normally these duties fall to parents, but they can also fall to relatives, family friends, babysitters, teachers, or social workers. MI6 boss Sir John Scarlett still signs letters in green ink. Sir John said that he keeps a special coloured pen in his desk for official correspondence and to inspire junior agents with the history of the service.

MI6 boss Sir John Scarlett still signs letters in green ink

MI6 bosses have been known colloquially as the "green ink brigade" since the days of Sir George Mansfield Smith-Cumming, the former Royal Navy officer who established the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), also known as MI6, to gather intelligence on the Germans before the First World War. A man who revelled in the secrecy and glamour of espionage, Sir George signed all his correspondence with his final initial in green pen – the writing implement of choice for conspiracy theorists and cranks. His successors in the role adopted the convention and in a rare interview the current incumbent Sir John revealed that it continues to this day. Mesopotamia.

Map showing the extent of Mesopotamia Mesopotamia (from the Ancient Greek: Μεσοποταμία: "[land] between rivers"; Arabic: بلاد الرافدين‎ (bilād al-rāfidayn); Syriac: ܒܝܬ ܢܗܪܝܢ (Beth Nahrain): "land of rivers") is a name for the area of the Tigris–Euphrates river system, corresponding to modern-day Iraq, Kuwait, the northeastern section of Syria and to a much lesser extent southeastern Turkey and smaller parts of southwestern Iran. In the US, white supremacists have infiltrated police and military to get weapons training.

“Many people from my crew went on to be Chicago police officers, they went on to be prison guards,and they certainly took their ideology with them. A lot of people that I know ended up enlisting in the military to recruit [racists] and to get weapons and combat training.” The Order (white supremacist group) Syncretic. Kaczynski's comments on McVeigh. The following is from Appendix B, pages 398 - 402 of the book American Terrorist: Timothy McVeigh & the Oklahoma city bombing by Lou Michel and Dan Herbeck. On April 25, 2000, convicted Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski sent a letter to the authors of this book detailing his impressions of Timothy McVeigh. Its text---eleven pages in the handwritten original---is reproduced here in full. I should begin by noting that the validity of my comments about McVeigh is limited by the fact that I didn't know him terribly well.

We were often put in the outdoor rec yard together in separate wire-mesh cages, but I always spent most of the rec period running in a small oval, because of the restricted area of the cages and consequently I had only about 15 or 20 minutes of each rec period for talking with other inmates. On a personal level I like McVeigh and I imagine that most people would like him. (3) LL COOL J - I Shot Ya (feat Keith Murray, Prodigy, Fat Joe & Foxy Brown) (Remix) 8 Conspiracy Theories About The Denver Airport That'll Freak You Out. 50 Years of Conspiracy Theories - New World Order. The New World Order is not so much a single plot as a way of reading history. At its most basic level: A cabal, working in secret as well as through official-­seeming, above­ground means, seeks to establish an all-powerful, possibly Luciferian, one-world government. ­

Suspicions surrounding a shadow Establishment date back at least to the 1700s, with the birth of the Freemasons and the Illuminati. But it was the past century’s global wars, political re­alignments, and media innovations that gave new purchase to this age-old paranoia. In the modern version, the New World Order hides in plain sight, a Mad Libs–style metastory about how the free people of the West have begun to willingly, blindly surrender ourselves to our coming totalitarian overlords. What they want to do to us is never exactly clear—the anxiety tends to be more about the “new” part than the “order” part.

Summary, Significance, & Facts. Controversies about Opus Dei. Opus Dei is a personal prelature within the Roman Catholic Church that has been the subject of numerous controversies. - The Website of Political Research Associates. April 24, 1995. Challenging the Right, Advancing Social Justice. The Culture of Narcissism: American Life in an Age of Diminishing Expectations eBook: Christopher Lasch: Kindle Store. In his 1990 afterword to The Culture of Narcissism, Christopher Lasch explains his purposes in his original book. How phonies and self-promoters came to rule the world. Growing up in the Wild Wild Country cult: ‘You heard people having sex all the time, like baboons’ When Noa Maxwell was four, his bohemian upper-middle-class parents, disillusioned with London, bought a farm in Herefordshire, where they began to live self-sufficiently – harvesting by horse, slaughtering pigs, curing bacon, making butter – while trying to find time to paint.

Erich Auerbach. Erich Auerbach (November 9, 1892 – October 13, 1957) was a German philologist and comparative scholar and critic of literature. Philosophy of History. The Satanic Temple Is No Laughing Matter. Baghdad War Diary. At 5pm EST Friday 22nd October 2010 WikiLeaks released the largest classified military leak in history. Rent-Seeking Definition. When and why did Winston Churchill say: 'The traditions of the Royal Navy are rum, sodomy and the lash'? Jacques Derrida on Bricolage. Conspiracy Theory and Social Theory. (5) The Brink - Exclusive Clip - Nigel Farage. 6 Years After Hurricane Sandy, Here’s What They Came Up With: Really Big Sandbags.

How the Hippies Saved Physics: Science, Counterculture, and the Quantum Revival: David Kaiser: 9780393342314: Books. THE ROAD TO PARANOIA. Falsification (SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY) - IResearchNet. Introduction to Affect Theory: Brian Massumi & Eve Sedgwick. Structures of feeling.

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Alienation. Weber. Deep Play and Playfulness. Michael Taussig. Richard Hofstadter. Pat Robertson's The New World Order. Mount Carmel Branch Davidians. Motivated to Act. Militia and Patriot Movement. Rumours and Legends. Apocalyptism. Ecofascism. The Political Perspective. The Trial That Unleashed Hysteria Over Child Abuse.

Drugs, law enforcement, and foreign policy : a report ... 4.F 76/2:S.prt.100-165. - Full View. What the Pizzagate conspiracy theory borrows from a bogus satanic sex panic of the 1980s. How much of ‘Project Blue Book’ is real?