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The Official Website of I.F. Stone. General Assembly General Debate of the [node:field-ga-session]th Session - Uruguay. JOSÉ MUJICA, President of Uruguay, said that he came from the South, from the corner of the Atlantic and the Plate River.

General Assembly General Debate of the [node:field-ga-session]th Session - Uruguay

His country was gentle, temperate and plain, and a place where livestock grazed. Its history was one of ports and leather, of wool and salted meat. He said that for almost fifty years, the world saw Uruguay as a type of Switzerland, but in reality it was in economic tatters. He went on to say that when the British Empire ended, his country experienced the bitter and terrible terms of trade, and it yearned for the past. Today, he said that Uruguay had re-emerged in the globalized world, having learned from past pain. He said that civilization had mounted a deceitful challenge and that it was not possible for everyone to achieve the fulfilment promised by the market culture.

He said that the average modern inhabitant of large cities wandered between financial institutions and the routine of offices, dreaming of vacations, of freedom, of being able to pay his bills. Sex, Lies and Julian Assange (Four Corners) Scivias book 1 - synopsis. 4.

Scivias book 1 - synopsis

Soul and body In this three-part vision Hildegard begins with a powerful myth, continues with teaching on human nature and psychology, and closes with a series of moral exhortations. The vision must have been a favourite with the artist, who illustrated it with three separate paintings. The structure is unusual in that a lengthy myth precedes interpretation of the vision proper. Hildegard introduces a lonely pilgrim soul wandering in the "tabernacle" of her body and lamenting because she has lost her mother, the heavenly Zion.

The heavenly voice next explains the vision itself, which represents the infusion of the soul into the embryo in its mother's womb. In a third painting angels and demons struggle for possession of the soul as it passes from the dying person's mouth. Welcome to the Possibilium. TEDxHouston - Dr. David Eagleman. Antonio Gramsci. Antonio Gramsci (Italian: [anˈtɔːnjo ˈɡramʃi]; 22 January 1891 – 27 April 1937) was an Italian Marxist theoretician and politician.

Antonio Gramsci

He wrote on political theory, sociology and linguistics. He was a founding member and one-time leader of the Communist Party of Italy and was imprisoned by Benito Mussolini's Fascist regime. Gramsci was one of the most important thinkers of the 20th century. He is a notable figure within modern European thought and his writings analyse culture and political leadership. He is best-known for his theory of cultural hegemony, which describes how states use cultural institutions to maintain power in capitalist societies. Life[edit] Early life[edit] In 1898 Francesco was convicted of embezzlement and imprisoned, reducing his family to destitution. Gramsci completed secondary school in Cagliari, where he lodged with his elder brother Gennaro, a former soldier whose time on the mainland had made him a militant socialist.

Turin[edit] Imprisonment and death[edit] Sidis Archives. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin "All around us, to right and left, in front and behind, above and below, we have only to go a little beyond the frontier of sensible appearances in order to see the divine welling up and showing through.

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

But it is not only close to us, in front of us, that the divine presence has revealed itself. It has sprung up universally, and we find ourselves so surrounded and transfixed by it, that there is no room left to fall down and adore it, even within ourselves. By means of all created things, without exception, the divine assails us, penetrates us and moulds us. We imagined it as distant and inaccessible, whereas in fact we live steeped in its burning layers. About Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955) Teilhard de Chardin, a French Jesuit priest, paleontologist and philosopher, was described by Aldous Huxley as "a very remarkable human being.

" De Chardin distinguished betwen two fundamental spheres of life: the noosphere and the biosphere. Links: Toward a Science Charged with Faith. Toward a Science Charged with Faith Chapter 5 of God and Science by Charles P.

Toward a Science Charged with Faith

Henderson Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955) stands among the very few leaders of thought in this century to integrate pure scientific research with a religious vocation. At an early point in his career this paleontologist and Jesuit priest made it his personal mission to reconstruct the most basic Christian doctrines from the perspectives of science and, at the same time, to reconstruct science from the perspectives of faith. He would do this by overthrowing all the barriers that had been erected between science and religion in the past one hundred years. Teilhard was seen by the Vatican as a threat to the integrity of the faith. At the same time he also suggested a program for the reconstruction of science.

It is perhaps not surprising that a leading advocate of Darwinism, Stephen Jay Gould, has gone to work on Teilhard. Can science and religion be successfully remarried? Martin Demaine. Erik Demaine. 5 People You've Never Heard Of Who Saved the World. John F.

5 People You've Never Heard Of Who Saved the World

Kennedy? You've heard about him. Caesar? Got his own salad. History is stuffed with famous warriors and mad geniuses who are just waiting to be played by Russel Crowe, or at least, Ben Affleck. This article isn't about them. The Security Guard Who Brought Down a President Wait, Who? There you are, getting ready for work, brushing your teeth, staring at the mirror, wondering if anyone is going to notice that zit... and then this thought kinda just pops into your head: "Today, I'm going to accidentally bring down the American government.

" Never happened to you? Not on Frank Wills' watch! You all pretty much know the rest of the story. The one on Rt 34. No, wait. Wills, the hard working American who was just doing his job, managed to disintegrate into obscurity almost as quickly as he'd emerged. Money went fast, and there wasn't a whole hell of a lot of it to begin with. Without This Person, We Might Not Have: The desire to add "-gate" to every scandal that makes the news. Wait, who? Okay. A Good CEO For A Change. In a world filled with headlines about CEO's and executives running their companies to the ground, and holding lavish parties and getaways on taxpayer funded bailouts, here is a refreshingly touching story of one very different individual.

A Good CEO For A Change

Leonard Abess Jr., CEO of City National Bank in Florida, sold 83% of his stake in the bank to a Spanish company, and then used the proceeds to reward his very own employees. At a time when bankers are being pilloried on Capitol Hill as heartless and greedy, Leonard Abess Jr. stands apart.After selling his bank for a fortune last fall, he quietly handed out $60 million in bonuses from his own pocket — and not just to top executives. In all, 471 employees and retirees, including tellers, clerks and secretaries, were rewarded, receiving an average of about $127,000 each. "I think everybody was surprised. Link From the Upcoming ueue, submitted by Geekazoid.

Esref Armagan. The Noam Chomsky Website. Guillaume de Machaut. Machaut (at right) receiving Nature and three of her children.

Guillaume de Machaut

From an illuminated Parisian manuscript of the 1350s (sometimes spelled ) (c. 1300 – April 1377) was a Medieval French poet and composer . He is one of the earliest composers on whom significant biographical information is available. According to Daniel Leech-Wilkinson , Machaut was "the last great poet who was also a composer". Well into the 15th century, Machaut's poetry was greatly admired and imitated by other poets, including Geoffrey Chaucer . Machaut composed in a wide range of styles and forms. Guillaume de Machaut was born c. 1300 and educated in the region around Rheims . He was employed as secretary to John I , Count of Luxemburg and King of Bohemia , from 1323 to 1346 and also became a canon (1337).

Machaut survived the Black Death that devastated Europe and spent his later years living in Rheims composing and supervising the creation of his complete-works manuscripts. . [ edit ] Poetry [ edit ] Example 1987 - . Name. Eckhart Tolle: Information and Much More from Answers. Eckhart Tolle (pron.: /ˈɛkɑrt ˈtɒlə/ EK-art TO-lə; German pronunciation: [ˈɛkaʁt ˈtɔlə], born Ulrich Leonard Tolle on February 16, 1948) is a German-born Canadian resident, best known as the author of the The Power of Now and A New Earth, which were written in English.

Eckhart Tolle: Information and Much More from Answers

In 2011, he was listed by the Watkins Review as the most spiritually influential person in the world.[1] In 2008, a New York Times writer called Tolle "the most popular spiritual author in the United States. "[2] Tolle says he was depressed for much of his life until he underwent, at age 29, an "inner transformation", then spent several years wandering and unemployed "in a state of deep bliss" before becoming a spiritual teacher.

Later, he moved to North America where he began writing his first book, The Power of Now, which was published in 1997[3] and reached the New York Times Best Seller lists in 2000.[4] Tolle settled in Vancouver, Canada, where he has lived for more than a decade. Early life and education Career.