San Francisco Blocks Cell Service To Thwart Protest, Draws Ire of Anonymous Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) shut down cell service at four San Francisco stations Thursday night to thwart a protest attempt. The decision has drawn the ire of many, including members of hacker collective Anonymous. In July, a BART police officer shot and killed Charles Blair Hill, a transient who reportedly pulled a knife on BART officers. The incident enraged protesters who disrupted BART service a week later. Another protest was planned for Thursday night. Anonymous, inflamed over what it believes to be cellphone censorship, has initiated an #OpBART campaign against BART and is taking to Twitter and other channels to rally supporters. Anonymous is asking followers to file a complaint with the FCC and bombard BART with emails and faxes. BART, meanwhile, stands by its actions. James Allison, deputy chief communications officer for BART, later told CNET it had disabled mobile services at Embarcadero, Montgomery Street, Powell Street and Civic Center stations.
Facebook, RIM To Meet With UK Government Over Proposed Social Media Ban 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." On Thursday, UK Prime Minister David Cameron alarmed free speech activists when he told Parliament that the government is examining whether it is possible to prevent suspected criminals from sending messages via social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook. The investigation, which has been outlined in pretty vague terms, has incited widespread criticism from the media and free speech activists alike.
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. 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". Granted, there are times and places for such things, and it's important to know your audience and know when it's appropriate. As for the guy arguing that "Documentation is important" is stronger than "Documentation is fucking important", I could not disagree more.
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!” But I didn’t. What’s wrong with that? Hold that thought for just a moment. This week ABC news reported that nearly half of all three- to six-year-old girls worry about being fat. Teaching girls that their appearance is the first thing you notice tells them that looks are more important than anything. That’s why I force myself to talk to little girls as follows. “Maya,” I said, crouching down at her level, looking into her eyes, “very nice to meet you.” “Nice to meet you too,” she said, in that trained, polite, talking-to-adults good girl voice. “Hey, what are you reading?” “I LOVE books,” I said. Most kids do. “YES,” she said. “Wow, amazing!” “I’ll go get it!
Why Anti-Authoritarians are Diagnosed as Mentally Ill (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. Some activists lament how few anti-authoritarians there appear to be in the United States. Why Mental Health Professionals Diagnose Anti-Authoritarians with Mental Illness
Get Free Legal Advice from Actual Lawyers at LegalAdvice.com. No, Really. Dear SirI had submitted resignation to join new bank.But bank after 15 days issued charge sheet and after rejected my resignation in august 98 I was compulsory retired from the services of bank on 19sept 1998 . In my case I hv evidence that no real enquiry was ever held . My appeal for reinstatement was pending .I was asked to submit letter with wordings: I MAY BE ALLOWED TO RESIGN IN CASE REINSTATED. I DID SUBMIT THIS LETTER on 19/12/98. I got reinstated back in to services of bank vide letter dated 21.12.98 by setting aside orders of compulsory retirement and it will be effective from the date of joining duties .I joined duties on 28/12/98 but was relieved on the same day .I was not paid any wages from sept to dec. But i was relieved on 28/12 98 itself stating that my resignation accepted but relieving letter did not mentioned any reference of letter of resignation.. My letter dated 19/12/98 was treated as resignation. Rahul aggarwal
Dare to Prepare: Collapse of Civilization Now Guaranteed 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. However, the injustices have now become too extreme, too obvious, that the truth has risen to near critical mass with the independent-minded population. But can this mass awakening prevent our civilization from collapsing during this detonation period? The excellent story last week by Dr. It was 2017. The first clans organized around local police forces. As society broke down, the police became warlords. With the dollar’s demise, import prices skyrocketed. The government was forced to print money in order to pay its bills, causing domestic prices to rise rapidly. These dire circumstances forced tough tradeoffs.
Holism For the suffix, see holism. Holism (from Greek ὅλος holos "all, whole, entire") 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. Reductionism may be viewed as the complement of holism. Social scientist and physician Nicholas A. History The term "holism" was coined in 1926 by Jan Smuts, a South African statesman, in his book Holism and Evolution. Smuts defined holism as the "tendency in nature to form wholes that are greater than the sum of the parts through creative evolution". The idea has ancient roots. The concept of holism played a pivotal role in Baruch Spinoza's philosophy and more recently in that of Hegel and Edmund Husserl. In science
God complex 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 popular culture It is common in various fictitious media for characters—usually villainous in nature—to develop a god complex. See also References
Megalomania Etymology The word megalomania is derived from the Greek μεγαλο- megalo- "large, great", and μανία mania "madness, frenzy". The first attested use of the word "megalomania" in English is in 1890 as a translation of the French word mégalomanie. Early Freudianism Sigmund Freud commented of the adult neurotic's sense of |omnipotence that “this belief is a frank acknowledgement of a relic of the old megalomania of infancy”. He similarly concluded that “we can detect an element of megalomania in most other forms of paranoic disorder. Object relations Everyday As well as a symptom of pathology, a degree of megalomania is a way of defending against loss in everyday life - a manic defense against the experience of separation and loss. When linked to a position of power, whether military, political, or control-freak bureaucratical, it is likely to lead to miscalculation as a by-product of the figure's swollen head. Therapy See also References R.
Grandiosity 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 Pathological grandiosity has been associated with one of the two subtypes of Narcissistic Personality Disorder. The differences between grandiose and vulnerable narcissist subtypes have been studied (Dickinson & Pincus, 2003) The grandiosity section of the Diagnostic Interview for Narcissism (DIN) (Second edition) is as follows: In mania In mania grandiosity is typically more pro-active and aggressive than in narcissism. Reality-testing
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?
www.spunk.org/library/intro/sp000283.txt An Introduction to the Anarchist Movement - by Brian Crabtree - Anti-Copyright 1993: This work may be freely reproduced, by any means, in whole or in part, but may not be copyrighted by any other individual or corporate entity. Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Anarchist Principles 2.1 Anarchist Ideals 3. Anarchist Society 3.1 A Model of an Anarchist Community? 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.’ ” There’s Jasmine Mock, who proves that “boys aren’t the only ones at the skate park. There’s Lorie Sparks, “a courageous and caring person who loves to ballroom dance, along with many other things. There’s Alissa, who always has “a big smile on her face” and is “strong and ready to change the world!” Each and every one of these 215 amazing nominees are in our hall of fame. If you can’t stand up, stand out!