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Facebook and BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) are set to meet with Home Secretary Theresa May and other UK officials as the government investigates what roles the platforms played in organizing recent riots in London. When asked whether Twitter would be joining the talks, a spokesperson said merely, "We'd be happy to listen." Facebook's official statement read a little differently: "We look forward to meeting with the Home Secretary to explain the measures we have been taking to ensure that Facebook is a safe and positive platform in the UK at this challenging time." Facebook, RIM To Meet With UK Government Over Proposed Social Media Ban
www.spunk.org/texts/otherpol/critique/sp000713.txt LIBERTARIANISM: BOGUS ANARCHY Peter Sabatini A distinct mainstream movement specific to the United States, Libertarianism had its inception during the 1960s. In 1971 it formed into a political party and went on to make a strong showing in several elections. Libertarianism is at times referred to as ``anarchism,'' and certain of its adherents call themselves ``anarchists,'' e.g., the economist James Buchanan. More significant, the work of US individualist anarchists (Benjamin Tucker et al.) is cited by some Libertarians. Accordingly, it may rightly be asked whether Libertarianism is in fact anarchism. Exactly what is the relationship between the two? To properly decide the question requires a synopsis of anarchist history. The chronology of anarchism within the United States corresponds to what transpired in Europe and other locations. An organized anarchist movement imbued with a revolutionary collectivist, then communist, orientation came to fruition in the late 1870s.
How to Talk to Little Girls I went to a dinner party at a friend’s home last weekend, and met her five-year-old daughter for the first time. Little Maya was all curly brown hair, doe-like dark eyes, and adorable in her shiny pink nightgown. I wanted to squeal, “Maya, you’re so cute! Look at you! Turn around and model that pretty ruffled gown, you gorgeous thing!”
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Emma Goldman, Anarchism and Other Essays (Third revised edition, New York: Mother Earth Publishing Association, 1917) Anarchism and Other Essays: Anarchism: What It Really Stands For
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Swearing to Make Your Point: A Tale of F**k and Sh*t Apparently I'm weird. I feel the complete opposite of a lot of people I'm seeing here. I actually find that people who are offended by swear words (or who think less of people for using them) are the immature ones. If you can't handle me using the words "fuck" or "shit" in reasonable context, then maybe you're not as mature as you think you are. It comes across (to me) as old-fashioned. Even more annoying are those who constantly harp on swearing as being inappropriate and indicative of a lack of intelligence but who use swearing replacement words like "darn", "shiz" or "frack".
(Note: Read Bruce Levine’s latest post: Anti-Authoritarians and Schizophrenia: Do Rebels Who Defy Treatment Do Better? In my career as a psychologist, I have talked with hundreds of people previously diagnosed by other professionals with oppositional defiant disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, anxiety disorder and other psychiatric illnesses, and I am struck by (1) how many of those diagnosed are essentially anti-authoritarians, and (2) how those professionals who have diagnosed them are not. Anti-authoritarians question whether an authority is a legitimate one before taking that authority seriously. Evaluating the legitimacy of authorities includes assessing whether or not authorities actually know what they are talking about, are honest, and care about those people who are respecting their authority. Why Anti-Authoritarians are Diagnosed as Mentally Ill | Mad In America
The site is down right now, so I haven't looked at anything they offer, but using forms you find on the internet is almost always a bad idea. Apart from having nobody to hold responsible if things go horribly wrong, there's rarely a "standard" case that can use a generic form. Three other serious issues that need to be considered: Docracy Provides Free Legal Documents for Many Common Situations
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Eric Blair "It has been written" as the saying goes. For many generations there have been small groups of people who have researched and protested the criminal nature of our rulers who cast their disease on civilization. These activists screamed truth to the masses about humanity's hidden slavery, yet few listened. Dare to Prepare: Collapse of Civilization Now Guaranteed
And the nominees for the Push Girls hall of fame are… Once you start looking, you see Push Girls everywhere. That’s what we learned when we asked fans on the PUSH GIRLS Facebook page, “Who’s your Push Girl?” After 215 nominees (and counting), we can honestly say that push girls are young and old, athletes and artists, students and teachers, and everything in between. There’s Brittney Kitchens, whose awesome tattoo sums up her attitude: “I don’t let my disability get in the way of my happiness… and like my tattoo says, ‘Life rolls on.’ ”
Holism For the suffix, see holism. Holism is the idea that natural systems (physical, biological, chemical, social, economic, mental, linguistic, etc.) and their properties should be viewed as wholes, not as collections of parts. This often includes the view that systems function as wholes and that their functioning cannot be fully understood solely in terms of their component parts. The term holism is derived from Ancient Greek holos ὅλος, meaning "all, whole, entire, total."
Grandiosity refers to an unrealistic sense of superiority - a sustained view of oneself as better than others that causes the narcissist to view others with disdain or as inferior - as well as to a sense of uniqueness: the belief that few others have anything in common with oneself and that one can only be understood by a few or very special people. Grandiosity is chiefly associated with narcissistic personality disorder, but also commonly features in manic or hypomanic episodes of bipolar disorder. Connection with narcissism Grandiosity
Megalomania Etymology The word megalomania is derived from the Greek words "μεγαλο": megalo-, meaning large or great, and "μανία": mania, meaning madness, frenzy. The first attested use of the word "megalomania" in English is in 1890 as a translation of the French word "mégalomanie". Proposed distinction from narcissism: Bertrand Russell A quotation by Bertrand Russell gives his interpretation of megalomania: "The megalomaniac differs from the narcissist by the fact that he wishes to be powerful rather than charming, and seeks to be feared rather than loved. To this type belong many lunatics and most of the great men of history
A god complex is an unshakable belief characterized by consistently inflated feelings of personal ability, privilege, or infallibility. A person with a god complex may refuse to admit the possibility of their error or failure, even in the face of complex or intractable problems or difficult or impossible tasks, or may regard their personal opinions as unquestionably correct. The individual may disregard the rules of society and require special consideration or privileges. God complex is not a clinical term or diagnosable disorder, and does not appear in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). The first person to use the term god-complex was Ernest Jones (1913/51). His description, at least in the contents page of Essays in Applied Psycho-Analysis, describe the god complex as belief that one is a god. In Text and Media God complex
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