7 Things You Don't Realize About Addiction (Until You Quit) I got this voicemail from Cracked Editor-in-Chief Jack O'Brien two days ago: "John, we have a slight problem. Editorial agrees that you're more interesting when you're addicted to something, and since that whole alcoholism thing is over, we'd like you to start doing meth. We've already sent you a 1-pound compressed brick that should be arriving today. You'll notice a bite taken out of the corner. That was Cody. Photos.com"There's also some porn-themed cocaine ice cream in there." It's been two days, and no such package has arrived. I don't blame people for not knowing that. #7. If I'm out doing errands and I run into someone I haven't seen in years, within 30 seconds they'll mention that I sound like a completely different person. The problem is it's easy to miss the drunk version of somebody, like that was the "real" them. Photos.com"Quick, someone shit on my chest! But when you sober up, that voice comes back. That's bullshit. Photos.comNo, that's not a good thing. #6. #5. Wait, what?
Gay Rights and American Foreign Policy by Justin Raimondo The announcement that the US government will henceforth push the achievement of “gay rights” internationally, as a key element of its foreign policy, gives new meaning to the phrase “blowback” – and cut out the snickering! Because the self-righteousness and narcissism of American policymakers, in this instance, will have very real consequences for gay people throughout the world, and it isn’t going to be pretty. If anything underscores the bedrock principle of what I call “libertarian realism” – the concept that the real roots of American foreign policy are determined by the vagaries of domestic politics – it is this proclamation, enunciated in one of Hillary Clinton’s more bombastic and self-regarding tirades, delivered in front of the UN “Human Rights Council.” With the President’s political base dispirited, and his reelection chances increasingly doubtful, what Democratic strategists perceive as a gay voting bloc is being energized for the battle to come.
25 maps that explain the English language English is the language of Shakespeare and the language of Chaucer. It’s spoken in dozens of countries around the world, from the United States to a tiny island named Tristan da Cunha. It reflects the influences of centuries of international exchange, including conquest and colonization, from the Vikings through the 21st century. The origins of English 1) Where English comes from English, like more than 400 other languages, is part of the Indo-European language family, sharing common roots not just with German and French but with Russian, Hindi, Punjabi, and Persian. 2) Where Indo-European languages are spoken in Europe today Saying that English is Indo-European, though, doesn’t really narrow it down much. 3) The Anglo-Saxon migration Here’s how the English language got started: After Roman troops withdrew from Britain in the early 5th century, three Germanic peoples — the Angles, Saxons, and Jutes — moved in and established kingdoms. 4) The Danelaw 5)The Norman Conquest 9) Canada Learn more
Justice For Families • View topic - Official Solicitor Yes John, I do realize that some kind of mental capacity act was around dating from the Tudor period. Going by earlier marriage laws in England, I believe that a husband and wife was treated as one person, in some earlier cases I believe that husband's had ownership of their wives. But the whole reason for me publishing our case is that a person was badly injured the legal and judicial system had let the patient down severely, like a bird falling from the sky and left to die. Even though the claimant had a spouse but he was prevented from taking part in her claim, because the legal and judicial system was collaborating together in preventing the spouse and family in having any say in the outcome of the claim. I do believe that these nasty bunch of collaborators in the future when I am able to fight for my wife's Justice they may even try to have me killed, anyone who is prepared to break all the rules as this bunch have, I am sure they are prepared to do anything to protect themselves.
The World of a Professional Naked Girl About a month ago, I was daydreaming at work and a bunch of random memories flooded into my mind. One in particular was this flash of me and an ex-gf from long ago, hanging out in the living room of the apartment we shared. I remembered how this girl, who was a dancer of sorts, could just do these faces and body movements out of nowhere, just in passing, as something intended to be a joke, that would floor me. I've always wondered how some ladies can turn this fountain of sheer, gun blast sexy power on and off, aiming it at exactly who they want, when they want. I asked my new friend, well-known artist and professional sexy lady, Molly Crabapple, to try and make sense of the ramblings I wrote her one day, and this is what she came up with. - Kelly McClure Illustration by Molly Crabapple. "If you keep traveling, you're going to get yourself raped." Z. and I were sitting in a cafe on the edge of the Sahara. "That man just left a mosque," Z said, after an elderly man eye-fucked me.
Ain't Nobody's Business If You Do Ain't Nobody's Business if You Do: The Absurdity of Consensual Crimes in Our Free Country (ISBN 0-931580-58-7) is a book by Peter McWilliams in which he presents the history of legislation against what he feels are victimless crimes, or crimes that are committed consensually, as well as arguments for their legalization. The book is divided into five sections. Throughout the book are approximately six hundred quotations by noted thinkers on both sides of his positions (primarily supporters). McWilliams presents a variety of arguments against the criminalization of victimless crimes. Some are philosophical in nature: one argument is that laws against these crimes are based in religion, which violates the separation of church and state. Other objections are practical: catching the "criminals" involved is an expensive affair. The text of this book (as well as McWilliams' other books) is available for free in its entirety on the web.
Empire Week II: The E Word I started the Empire Week thinking it would be a cool showcase for talking about Porter’s book but I have gotten seriously sidetracked. Some stuff at work and other things have intruded rather rudely. So, today’s entry is a tad late and also quite scatter-brained [who said I knew anything about empires?]. Before the week is over, I would have liked to talk a bit about conceptions of Empire in Middle East and South Asia. I think there are rather interesting variations that can inform the way we look at empires in general. Let’s hope I get that far. From the Latin imperium came Empire and Imperialism, often used interchangeably and, as Bernard Porter contends, with a bit of stigma attached to them. The question before us is: What did it mean? The rat-race of conquest and colonialization between France and England had a lot to do with the ways Britian saw itself. The twentieth century dawned to find Britain internally and externally contested over its Empire and its Imperialism.
The myth of the eight-hour sleep Image copyright Other We often worry about lying awake in the middle of the night - but it could be good for you. A growing body of evidence from both science and history suggests that the eight-hour sleep may be unnatural. In the early 1990s, psychiatrist Thomas Wehr conducted an experiment in which a group of people were plunged into darkness for 14 hours every day for a month. It took some time for their sleep to regulate but by the fourth week the subjects had settled into a very distinct sleeping pattern. Though sleep scientists were impressed by the study, among the general public the idea that we must sleep for eight consecutive hours persists. In 2001, historian Roger Ekirch of Virginia Tech published a seminal paper, drawn from 16 years of research, revealing a wealth of historical evidence that humans used to sleep in two distinct chunks. Image copyright bbc "It's not just the number of references - it is the way they refer to it, as if it was common knowledge," Ekirch says.
Have You Noticed That White Dudes Keep Mass Murdering People? No. Racism is the act of being prejudiced towards a certain race of people. Black, Asian, and Hispanic people can be just as racist as any White person (and believe me, I've heard plenty of racist things from all of these groups). Now what you're describing as institutional oppression of a certain race is just that, institutional oppression. Since non-White races are not in the majority, they cannot effectively administer institutional oppression (at present). Alright, thought experiment: Headline = Have You Noticed That White Dudes Keep Mass Murdering People? Substitute "White" for "Indian" "Asian" "Black" - Have You Noticed That Indian Dudes Keep Mass Murdering People? Have You Noticed That Asian Dudes Keep Mass Murdering People? Have You Noticed That Black Dudes Keep Mass Murdering People? Now let's add women into the mix: Have You Noticed That Women Keep Mass Murdering People? See anything offensive here? I don't understand it either.
15 Years of Cutting-Edge Thinking on Understanding the Mind by Maria Popova What mirror neurons have to do with Abu Ghraib, the science of religion, and how happiness flourishes. For the past 15 years, literary-agent-turned-crusader-of-human-progress John Brockman has been a remarkable curator of curiosity, long before either “curator” or “curiosity” was a frivolously tossed around buzzword. His Edge.org has become an epicenter of bleeding-edge insight across science, technology and beyond, hosting conversations with some of our era’s greatest thinkers (and, once a year, asking them some big questions.) Last month marked the release of The Mind, the first volume in The Best of Edge Series, presenting eighteen provocative, landmark pieces — essays, interviews, transcribed talks — from the Edge archive. While there’s no doubt about the value of online presentations, the role of books, whether bound and printed or presented electronically, is still an invaluable way to present important ideas. Iconic neuroscientist V. What is the self?
The Skeptics Society & Skeptic magazine Anonymous Judge Blows the Whistle: America is nothing more than a large Plantation and 'We the People' are the Slaves | in5d news * Visit in5D Connection where you can find your soul mate or join one of our amazing groups. EVERYONE is welcome! The Vatican-Led Illuminati Matrix and U.S. The hidden truth behind the formation of America The following article presented in three parts, starting today, was written by a former judge. He doesn’t reveal his full name, but the information contained within the writing is well-worth reading and digesting anyway. It is worth reading because it should stimulate your pursuit to understand the truth behind the formation of America. This is important since Americans have long been deceived by the likes of men who followed in the footsteps of despicable characters like Ben Franklin, men who have hidden their Illuminati and Vatican connections behind a false veil of freedom and Christianity. If anyone doubts what the judge has researched, just ask yourself why America has crumbled into fascism after only a little more than 200 years of so-called “freedom”. Mr.
Get Out of Debt with Get Out Of Debt Free - getoutofdebtfree.org Tavistock | Pepe Orsini Hates My Freedom - TAVISTOCK INSTITUTE –30 Tabernacle Street, London EC2A 4DD. — Formed in 1947, the Tavistock Institute is an independent not-for-profit organisation which seeks to combine research in the social sciences with professional practice. Problems of institution-building and organisational design and change are being tackled in all sectors – government, industry and commerce, health and welfare, education, etc. – nationally and internationally, and clients range from multinationals to small community groups. A growth area has been the use of a developmental approach to evaluation of new and experimental programmes, particularly in health, education and community development. So reads the opening paragraphs of the Tavistock Institute home page at The ideology of American foundations was created by the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations in London. Tavistock Institute is headquartered in London. This is the legacy of the Warburgs and the CIA.