How does one pursue happiness without Health Care?

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Attention Women in America:

You do not have equal rights yet.

http://www.equalrightsamendment.org/states.htm

ERA: In the States
ERA: In the States
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Meanwhile In Europe
The most powerful politician in Austria has just promised same-sex marriage if he is re-elected
The most powerful politician in Austria has just promised same-sex marriage if he is re-elected
6 Ways Trans Women Are Helping Deliver Gender Equality
6 Ways Trans Women Are Helping Deliver Gender Equality

Hetero Males continue to be the #1 dangerous demographic

so everyone can calm down, no one is threatening the leaderboard.

http://time.com/4314896/transgender-bathroom-bill-male-predators-argument/

Why LGBT Advocates Say Bathroom ‘Predators’ Are Red Herring
Why LGBT Advocates Say Bathroom 'Predators' Are Red Herring

well if they stop being oppressive jerks and forgetting that they been the lion feeders for many centuries now.

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GOP efforts to ban abortion, limit LGBTQ equality, mirror Nazi Germany
GOP efforts to ban abortion, limit LGBTQ equality, mirror Nazi Germany

http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2017/01/13/christian-think-tank-claims-christians-are-the-most-persecuted-religious-group/

Christian think-tank claims Christians are the most persecuted religious group
Christian think-tank claims Christians are the most persecuted religious group

Exploring the implications of The Overview Effect – the sudden experience of planetary consciousness.

“It’s as if humans are entering a species-wide version of the mirror stage – a phenomenon described by Jacques Lacan that refers to the developmental phase in which infants begin to recognize their own reflection in mirrors.”

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[ Enlightenment and Evolution ]

This visceral “something” is more than a simple shift in perspective. A growing number of thinkers believe the Overview Effect heralds nothing less than the next “giant leap” of human evolution.

“My hypothesis was that being in space, you would see and know something experientially that we have been trying to understand intellectually for thousands of years. That is, that the Earth is a whole system, everything on it is connected, and we’re a part of it.”

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[ Expectation vs Experience ]

“I have probably looked at as many pictures from space as anybody…so I knew exactly what I was going to see.

There was no intellectual preparation I hadn’t made. But there is no way you can be prepared for the emotional impact. It was a moving enough experience that it brought tears to my eyes.”

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[ Responsibility and Management ]

“The actual experience exceeds all expectations and is something that’s hard to put to words. It sort of reduces things to a size that you think everything is manageable.”

As breathtaking space-down views of our world seep into our cultural consciousness, people are waking up to the “Spaceship Earth” analogy that casts our planet as a natural vessel with limited resources that must be steered responsibly by its crew.

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[ Cosmic Awareness and Survival ]

This waxing cosmic awareness has also made it abundantly clear that the long-term survival of our species depends on leaving Earth partly because, as author Warren Ellis bluntly put it, “keeping all your breeding pairs in one place” is a short-sighted way to run a species.

In the far future, this might lead to a splintering of our current terrestrial incarnation as Homo sapiens into several offshoots dispersed across the solar system, and even beyond it.

White calls these speculative descendents “Homo spaciens,” defined in his book as a “radically different kind of human being […] highly adapted to living in the conditions of space and poorly adapted to the surfaces of planets.”

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[ Exploration and Metaphysical Unity ]

It’s an exciting, if intimidating, vision of the future. But given humanity’s history of aggressive expansion and canny adaptation to extreme conditions, it does not seem particularly farfetched. With that in mind, it’s worth speculating on what kind of beings we want to emerge on the other side of this great evolutionary divide.

The Overview Effect has become a symbol of unity on planet Earth, but I am concerned that we will lose that unity as we move out into the solar system if we don’t think about what we’re doing, and come up with a new philosophy, or metaphor, or systematic approach to space exploration.

Humans have a well-documented habit of rushing into grand adventures before thinking through the results, or coming to a consensus about our shared goals. We repeat many of the same mistakes through time and across continents.

Many spaceflight advocates think the Overview Effect offers a powerful antidote to these self-destructive behaviors because it starkly exposes our precarious cosmic position, and so inspires great respect for our planet and its inhabitants. Perhaps that is the motivational kick in the butt that our species-at-large needs to save itself from extinction and embark on journeys beyond our home world.

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[ Technology and Transcendence ]

If that’s the case, the Overview Effect should be made accessible to as many people as possible. But given the cost of human spaceflight, is it reasonable to expect that a sizable population could ever have access to this paradigm shift? If not, could the Overview Effect be democratized in other ways—for instance, through virtual reality?

Perhaps the most important thing is whether or not popularizing the Overview Effect would actually impact human behavior on and off Earth. Could something as simple as staring our planet in the face really be the key to protecting and even transcending it?

In order to bring the Overview Effect down to Earth, so to speak, researchers must first understand the psychological and neurological forces at play when astronauts experience it.

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[ Spiritual Euphoria / Lasting Effects ]

Fortunately, there appear to be a lot of overlapping elements to the experience of having one’s brain doped up on Earth’s beauty. Broadly speaking, space travelers report feelings of transcendence, spiritual awakening, euphoria, and epiphanic oneness with the planet and its inhabitants. Many cite the mesmerizing richness of Earth’s lush colors, or the obvious lack of artificial national borders.

Astronauts may feel permanently changed by the Overview Effect, enacting lifelong modifications to their habits and outlook when they return to the planet.

[ Unity and Responsibility ]

“The feeling of unity is not simply an observation,” said Soyuz 14 cosmonaut Yury Artyukhin, as quoted in a 2011 Health Studies Collegium. “With it comes a strong sense of compassion and concern for the state of our planet and the effect humans are having on it.”

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[ Perceptual + Conceptual Vastness ]

David Yaden, a research fellow who studies self-transcendent experiences at the University of Pennsylvania’s Positive Psychology Center, thinks these reports of the Overview Effect correlate to the transformative power of awe in humans.

In a recent paper published in the journal Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice, Yaden and his co-authors suggest the effect is related to two well-known triggers of awe: perceptual vastness and conceptual vastness.

“Perceptual vastness is like seeing the Grand Canyon, whereas conceptual vastness comes from contemplating big ideas, like evolution or infinity,” Yaden told me. “We think that the Overview Effect triggers awe through both conceptual and perceptual vastness.”

This emotional double-whammy is normally a positive experience. When confronted with how diminutive your life and concerns are compared to other things in the universe, it allows you to have inner peace.

[ Emotion / Mental Health ]

Sometimes, astronauts do feel shades of sadness, anxiety, or fear when looking at Earth, though those emotions can amplify the overall sense that our world is beautiful, precious, and worthy of long-term preservation.

Yaden thinks these positive mental health benefits should play a role in optimizing astronaut well-being as humans push farther into space.

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[ Technological Immersion ]

He is also interested in experimenting with simulating some of the effect’s revelatory impact to people on Earth, through immersive technologies.

“Our first studies on the Overview Effect will use existing VR platforms, but we are looking to partner with space tourism companies, virtual reality program developers, and even planetariums to expand the contexts in which we can evoke and measure the effects of awe experiences like those reported by astronauts,”

Entrepreneurs are also interested in relaying versions of the Overview Effect to a global audience. Last year, I talked to the founders of SpaceVR, a startup that is shooting to send VR cameras to orbit in 2017. The company’s flagship model is named Overview 1.

“Since Yuri Gagarin, we’ve had 540 people experience the Earth from space, Five-hundred forty people experiencing space is a novelty. One million people experiencing it is a movement. One billion people, and we’ve revolutionized how the planet thinks of the Earth.

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[ Nationalism and Politics ]

Multiple Apollo Program astronauts have specifically suggested that world leaders and policy-makers should travel to orbit or the Moon for some perspective on the territories they manage.

“I really believe that if the political leaders of the world could see their planet from a distance of 100,000 miles their outlook could be fundamentally changed,” Apollo 11 command module pilot Michael Collins said in a 2009 interview with NASA.

Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell came to the same conclusion, though he expressed it somewhat less diplomatically: “From out there on the Moon, international politics look so petty,” he told People magazine in 1974. “You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, ‘Look at that, you son of a bitch.’”

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[ Planetary Consciousness ]

The ongoing efforts of the spaceflight community have given the public a taste of what astronauts see and feel when beholding the planet from on high. The enormous cultural impact of iconic images like “Earthrise,” “Blue Marble,” or “Pale Blue Dot” have helped inspire a new age of “terranauts,” a term White uses to describe people who have “achieved ‘astronaut awareness’ without going to orbit or to the Moon.”

[ Mythology and Experience ]

Judging by the widespread celebration of these stunning Earth portraits, millions of terranauts may be wandering our planet. The vicarious view of Earth from space has, after all, become one of the most viral memes in history, resonating with people far beyond the space sector, including renowned mythologist Joseph Campbell.

“With our view of ‘Earthrise,’ we could see that the Earth and the heavens were no longer divided but that the Earth is in the heavens,” Campbell said in a 1979 interview with The New York Times. “We can no longer look for a spiritual order outside of our own experience. That challenges the old ideas that our fate is being decided ‘out there’ by the gods.”

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[ Identity and Cosmos ]

“I’ve talked about [the Overview Effect] being a message from the universe to humanity, in the sense that it is a fundamental shift in our understanding of who and where we are,” White said. “The more people involved in grasping it and understanding it, the better.”

[ National Cooperation ]

Luckily, more people do seem to be grasping it. The Overview Effect is by no means a household term, though it is definitely trending in the zeitgeist. On October 5, for example, the musician Regina Spektor referenced the phenomenon in a Reddit response to a question about her upbringing in the former Soviet Union: “I [sic] have a lot of feelings on Russia and America at the moment, and i think we all need to think of ourselves as Planet Earth more than separate countries right now,” Spektor wrote. “I met some astronauts recently and they spoke of the ‘overview effect’… we all need to come together ASAP.”

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[ Transcendental Music ]

Spektor is not the only musician inspired by the mystical power of astronaut experiences. Motherboard’s Ben Sullivan recently reported on a new album entitled “Overview Effect” from contemporary classical composer and multi-instrumentalist Roger Goula, who wanted “listeners to find themselves in that other state of mind without knowing how they got there.”

“The experience should be transcendent and unique for everyone,”

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[ Space Exploration and Self-Knowledge ]

Even President Barack Obama seems immersed in the larger narrative of the Overview Effect, judging by a new CNN op-ed posted on Tuesday outlining his vision for human Mars exploration.

“When our Apollo astronauts looked back from space, they realized that while their mission was to explore the moon, they had ‘in fact discovered the Earth,’” Obama noted. “If we make our leadership in space even stronger in this century than it was in the last, we won’t just benefit from related advances in energy, medicine, agriculture and artificial intelligence, we’ll benefit from a better understanding of our environment and ourselves.”

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[ Cultural Shift ]

It often takes several decades, or even centuries, for huge cultural shifts like heliocentrism or evolution to be broadly digested by society. But the revelation that Earth is a “fragile oasis,” in the words of NASA astronaut Ron Garan, seems to be finally hitting its stride beyond astronauts and space enthusiasts.

[ Mirroring Mind ]

It’s as if humans are entering a species-wide version of the “mirror stage,” a phenomenon described by Jacques Lacan that refers to the developmental phase in which infants begin to recognize their own reflection in mirrors. Indeed, this idea of humans “coming of age” through spaceflight crops up repeatedly in discussion of the Overview Effect.

[ Self-Consciousness / Cultural-Identity ]

“Undoubtedly, the views of Earth from space have had a huge impact on both the cultural identity and self-consciousness of humanity,” entrepreneur Marsal Gifra, who founded the human spaceflight advocacy group Homo Spaciens Foundation, told me. “As I see it, all of these photographs captured for the first time the image of the baby humanity still in the womb of Earth just before birth as cosmic beings.”

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[ Earthbound Consciousness ]

At the same time, the Overview Effect remains abstract for the vast majority of the Earthbound population. Our daily lived experience as surface dwellers makes it difficult for us to perceive of the planet as a finite world with limited resources; even the most bleeding-edge immersive technologies can still only simulate the Overview Effect so far.

“I think methods like VR will reliably elicit awe and thus allow us to study some of the psychological processes involved [in the Overview Effect], but these simulations will clearly pale in comparison to what astronauts experience,” Yaden told me.

[ Struggle and Existentialism ]

“Remember, astronauts have worked most of their adult lives to get into space—never mind having just survived riding a rocket out of the atmosphere—so there are a lot of personal, professional, and existential meanings at play when they look out the window and see Earth,” he added. “We will only be able to simulate a few aspects of this experience.”

[ Hero’s Journey ]

Earth is a small rock in a shooting gallery of astronomical perils, and as far as we know, the universe is inhospitable for several light years in every direction around it. No matter how many Carl Sagan-level thinkers eloquently expound on that point, people may need to make the ultimate pilgrimage and experience the planet the way astronauts do in order for it to really click.

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[ Exploration and Hedonic Adaptation ]

It’s difficult to predict how accessible space tourism will become to the public over the coming decades. But hypothetically, if this dream of popular space exploration comes to fruition and humans mobilize off Earth in large numbers, the Overview Effect may begin to lose some of its connective power.

After all, would the view of Earth still resonate for people who have never been to its surface, or perhaps couldn’t even survive the gravity of it? Will the first children of Mars experience a Martian version of the Overview Effect when looking down at their planet from orbit? And how will this transformative experience evolve as Earth grows ever more distant in the rear window of its offspring?

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[ Cosmic Existentialism and Meaning ]

White recently launched the Academy in Space Initiative to tackle some of these emerging questions. His goal is to foster an interdisciplinary discussion about the shared human vision for spaceflight and the potential roles that our civilization could play on a wider cosmic stage.

“Almost all justifications for space exploration to date involve how it benefits human beings,” he told me. “But how do we benefit the universe? Why have we been supported by our environment so far, to become a spacefaring species? What is it we might be bringing to the universe?”

These questions have occupied the fringes of conversations about human spaceflight since the dawn of modern rocketry a century ago. The influential Russian rocketry pioneer Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, born in 1857, believed that space exploration was not only a crucial step in the maturation of our species, but also the will of an intelligent universe that seeks to unite all sentient creatures. He famously said: “Earth is the cradle of humanity, but one cannot live in a cradle forever.”

[ Archaic Language of Domination ]

American spaceflight goals, in contrast, are often interlinked with older concepts of manifest destiny, according to Albert Harrison, an expert in the psychology of spaceflight. One recent example concerns the California-based company Moon Express which, in August, became the first private company to be cleared for a lunar landing. In a press release, CEO Bob Richards referred to the Moon as the “eighth continent.” This language evokes themes of Western frontierism, and frames the universe beyond Earth as an extension of our planet, and not the other way around.

[ Motivation for Exploration ]

I’m not passing judgment on human space colonization as an avenue for wealth generation, human perfection, religious salvation, or any other speculative justification. I’m not even discounting arguments against off-Earth exploration, many of which question whether a species that has failed to take proper care of its home world and inhabitants has earned any right to expand to other frontiers. But given the kaleidoscopic range of views on human space exploration, it would be prudent to develop a common game plan for our potential future as Homo spaciens instead of stumbling into it blindly.

“Before considering the challenges for the development of off-Earth colonies, it is necessary to examine some of the most important motivations that might drive humans to colonize space and other planets,” Gifra told me. He outlined five major examples: Basic survival of our species, the pursuit of wealth and power, the search for extraterrestrial life and intelligence, scientific advancement and pure exploration, and on a more transcendent note, the quest for God or the Divine.

From Gifra’s perspective, the motivation to pursue wealth and power has typically been the primary driver of human expansion to new frontiers, and history is filled with cautionary tales about the inherent capriciousness of this approach.

[ A Forlorn Demand for Growth ]

“Given the current state of our planet—with diminishing natural resources, a growing population, loss of biodiversity, and of course, climate change—it would be a big mistake to ignore these lessons from past,” he said. “And, in fact, the pursuit of colonizing space is not only an imperative in the face of our global challenges, but also our next ‘growth’ engine. The sooner we switch into an off-Earth economy, the faster we will tap into the unlimited resources of space for the benefit of all humankind. Upon us depends the way in which humanity faces its reality, imagines its future, and takes its next evolutionary leap forward.”

[ Sustainable Exploration ]

Humanity’s first steps into this expanded universe will have to find a careful middle ground with regards to resource management and population expansion. “I think that the philosophy of space exploration we are seeking should be one that balances exploration and exploitation, giving and taking,” White said. “I think it is unrealistic to imagine that human beings will spend resources moving out into the solar system without expecting to use the resources they find there. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t devise a sustainable strategy for the effort.”

“The question is whether we can look ahead and consider how we might treat the entire solar system as a whole, rather than just looking at discrete entities like the Moon, Mars, and asteroids,” he continued. “The other question is whether we can have a wide-ranging and inclusive dialogue before we get too far down one road or the other.”

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[ Post-Earth Perspectivism ]

As our civilization wakes up to its cosmic context, it would benefit us to develop some foresight about the role we want to play as Homo spaciens in the universe. For all we know, we may be the only creatures in the cosmos to have figured out how to cast off from our planetary shores to explore the wonders outside of it. That is both an incredible achievement and a heavy responsibility. A global diversity of opinions and perspectives will be needed to manage it as we enter a post-Earth age.

[ Expansion of Human Diversity ]

“Soon humanity will be ready to leave this cradle called Earth to explore what lies behind and beyond,” Gifra predicted. “From that tipping point, multiple side paths will spur off the main human evolutionary lineage bringing about the end of anthropocentrism―similar to what happened when geocentrism was dethroned.”

[ Unity and Diversity ]

In other words, democratization of the Overview Effect is only the starting point. If we are moving toward a future as a diversified family of spacefaring hominids—a cosmic riff on Darwin’s finches—then we may lose that strong identification and connection with Earth that astronauts in Gagarin’s footsteps so often report when they see our planet in full for the first time.

But perhaps that is a tradeoff that is essential to ensuring that Earth remains simply the cradle of humanity, and not its grave.

Seeing Earth from Space Is the Key to Saving Our Species from Itself
Seeing Earth from Space Is the Key to Saving Our Species from Itself

 

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An Outing – Jan 15 2017

 

 

 

Mom and I went for a walk at the Mall.

We tried to try out Burger King’s new breakfast, but the one at the mall didn’t have the items at all.

After a quick Safeway, we tried the Burger King at King George and 105 at the London Drugs mini mall.

They had the items, but it was after 11:oo am.

“The BK at the Mall didn’t have these and are you really going to be that arbitrary?”

The young millennial eye popped like bubble gum.

For me, it was the first time I managed  Bureau-drone voice, and it was far from my She Who Must Be Obeyed Voice.

Without a word, she turned, and mumbled “let me check.”

 

she was gone too long and I said to my Mom, let’s just go home – whatever we get at this juncture will be sneezers at best. (Sneezed on, spat in or otherwise tampered with)

Sure enough, an older woman returned with her.

I have done on rare occasions into this particular Burger King for over 25 years and this – 2017 – was the first time there was a hint of supervisor or a suggestion of a manager.

For fast food, which after Supersize Me and Jamie Oliver has a certain gag reflex response – but for when I do fast food, in terms of preference:

A&W  – grill fried

Wendys’ – grill fried

McDonalds aka Rotten Ronnies  – factory fried, frozen and microwaved at locations

Burger King – propane grill

Dairy Queen – propane grill

 

 

now, of all the locations of Burger King, this one in Surrey is extremely slow, rude and unco-ordinated.

so the appearance of someone behind the counter with managerial qualities was a bit of a surprise.

Before she could repeat the corporate policy, I reached over the counter and took my Mom’s coupon back and said “Never mind.”

I was already leaving the line up, with my back to her, when she started to explain what the clerk already referenced.

In Gen X fashion, “Whatever” I said and waited for my Mom to leave the door and thanking the in-coming customers for holding the door for my Mom.

 

Anyway, driving home, almost at the house and the light is green.

But I am turning left, so I pull into the intersection and wait for the car coming straight through

 

who for some unclear reason was slowing down and waving at me to go.

 

as if

 

I waited for him to complete his right of way before making my left turn.

 

All I need is some guy to set up an insurance claim and fake an accident.

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Male Feminist vs Lesbian: Burka Battle

In a notice to local retailers and produces Monday, Morocco banned the production, sale, and import of burqas, citing security concerns. http://trib.al/eGmrg5b
In a notice to local retailers and produces Monday, Morocco banned the production, sale, and import of burqas, citing security concerns.
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Nina vs Some Guy

because religion is not compatible with secular rights

“‘[The ban is an] arbitrary decision that is an indirect violation of women’s freedom of expression and wearing what reflects their identities or their religious, political or social beliefs,’ the Northern Moroccan National Observatory for Human Development said in a statement, according to the BBC.”

A woman’s personal desire to dress in a more conservative manner is what’s at stake here, hateful idiots won’t see that, they’ll blame religion. You can Google the atheist regimes under which millions have been murdered. Women prancing around like living sex objects, that’s okay with them… of course where there’s greater prostitution and demand for no strings attached sex will there be hate for conservative dress.


women being forced by men are not making a choice.
No, really? Speaking for women you think are oppressed instead of to them propagates negative stereotypes and downplays their daily worries and efforts as women—mothers, sisters, daughters and, yes, wives—promoting a sense of oppression that isn’t. Why don’t you ask them yourself instead of making posts that are clearly based on ignorance.

do you really think a male is qualified to school a lesbian on feminism? really?

especially when you are arguing for her “right” to be oppressed at best and what suits men at least. Like the men who debate for women’s “right” to express herself pornigraphically?

I am speaking as a woman and you the man are telling me what my opinion should be limited to. Does that sound like you have any idea of what feminism is?
your idea of feminism does no favor for Muslim women.

hmm. avoiding and deflecting, projecting and not owning. Clue: assigning dialog to me is not being a male feminist or any sort of conversationalist. attacking me as racist and continuing to assert that you know better than woman for women is just digging yourself in deeper dude. Your BS is showing.
All I have said is that you as a man, are not a better feminist than a woman. feminism is not at the permission or definition of maledom. No one, with actual informed choice, picks oppression.
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you’re bullshit. You’re assigning shit titles to me I never claim and claiming feminism while speaking for others rather than speaking to those you’re speaking for. Ever have a heart to heart with a practicing Muslim woman?

you are arguing for oppression of the demographic, you are not qualified to speak to women’s issues.
good that you don’t think you’re a feminist, you are just another male oppressor; including  trying to assign my position to me. I’d say it’s an irony metre, but it’s just typical creepy ineffectual male behaviour.

Rights are for the Right Sorts of Humans

Understanding Conservative Speak

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Singing for the Status Quo

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LGBTQ People Just Want The Same Rights As You, Ben Carson
LGBTQ People Just Want The Same Rights As You, Ben Carson

The Republicans have been the party of Rapist Parental Rights for a while now

so really not surprised, eh

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https://www.queerty.com/peter-thiel-doesnt-seem-know-difference-sex-sexual-assault-20170112

Peter Thiel doesn’t seem to know the difference between ‘sex’ and ‘sexual assault’
Peter Thiel doesn't seem to know the difference between 'sex' and 'sexual assault'
Juliet Evancho has defended her sister’s Trump inauguration performance
Juliet Evancho has defended her sister's Trump inauguration performance
Catholic Bishop claims debates on LGBT issues are like ‘arguing with an alcoholic’
Catholic Bishop claims debates on LGBT issues are like ‘arguing with an alcoholic’
the church would be the alkies – no reason, logic loops and self forgiving and justifications.
Vatican Sex Crimes are not socially acceptable nor are they at all legal.
How has this group, the world’s biggest economy not been redistributed through legislation and taxation?
Tony Perkins thanks John Kerry for providing list of LGBTQ rights Trump can undo
Tony Perkins thanks John Kerry for providing list of LGBTQ rights Trump can undo
talk about your conflict of interest:
US politicians vote against bill to ban them from ‘sexual contact’ with their interns
US politicians vote against bill to ban them from 'sexual contact' with their interns
Opinion | Trump will learn that undoing progress won’t be easy
Opinion | Trump will learn that undoing progress won’t be easy

 

Why Jennifer Holliday Decided Against Performing at Trump’s Inauguration (Q&A)
Two LGBT People Just Opened up About Homophobia in Black Churches
Two LGBT People Just Opened up About Homophobia in Black Churches

funny, there are not queer politicians calling for laws against other demographics

haters should not assume that everyone else is like them

http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2017/01/10/republican-preacher-ellen-degeneres-is-sexually-confused-and-lgbt-liberals-hate-black-churches/

Republican preacher: Ellen DeGeneres is sexually confused and LGBT liberals ‘hate black churches’
Republican preacher: Ellen DeGeneres is sexually confused and LGBT liberals ‘hate black churches’
More Americans identify as LGBT now than ever before, poll finds
More Americans identify as LGBT now than ever before, poll finds

the Republican Base

dawning awareness

of having voted against their own interests

just to be able to regulate everyone else’s private morality

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meanwhile
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As a parting shoutout, today NASA let President Obama know that his signature is on the surface of Mars
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ElvisWorld: RIP Tommy Allsup

If everyone who was supposed to be on the plane; was on it, it wouldn’t have been able to take off.
Sorta like, the Manson Family Murders — if everyone had been at The Tate Place, there would not have been room for the murders.
Tommy Allsup, Guitarist Who Avoided Buddy Holly Plane Crash, Dies at 85

Tommy Allsup, Guitarist Who Avoided Buddy Holly Plane Crash, Dies at 85; was really The Guy.

His wallet was found at the crash site, confusing early reports.
He’d given it to Buddy to pick up a package in the next town that he was expecting.
Waylon Jennings, Buddy Holly and Tommy Allsup – Jan 31, 1959
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Tommy Allsup, Musician Involved in ‘Day the Music Died,’ Dead …

http://www.rollingstone.com/…/tommyallsup-musician-involved-in-day-the-music-died-de…

8 hours ago – Tommy Allsup, Guitarist Who Avoided ‘Day the Music Died’ Crash, Dead at 85. … Tommy Allsup, the guitarist who famously avoided “the Day the Music Died” after losing his plane seat in a coin flip to Ritchie Valens, died at 85. … Tommy Allsup, the guitarist who famously avoided “the Day …

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The Big Bopper and Valens and with Buddy Holly.

 

Buddy Holly opened for Elvis

RnR: Elvis vs Buddy Holly

Buddy Raves On

Hello & Goodbye to the Big Bopper

Ritchie Valens and rocking it folk style

 

Rock of Ages: Teen Sploitation

From Crooners to Rockers: Women Who Swoon

 

Surf’s Up: Beach Boys vs Jan and Dean

When 70s Girls Sang the 50s Boy Songs

80s Rocksploitation: La Bamba

 

 

meanwhile in other 2017 air plane news and coincidence superstion:

 

Top stories

  • Omen or
    coincidence? Flight
    666 lands in HEL
    on Friday the 13th

    CTV News · 16 hours ago

  • Crazy but true:
    Flight 666 lands in
    HEL on Friday the
    13th

    WFAA.com · 21 hours ago

  • Finnair flight 666 to
    HEL on Friday 13

    RT · 1 day ago

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TinkleGate: Sabre Rattling over Social Media

DEFINITIONS:

sabre-rattling Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

sabre-rattling Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
dictionary.cambridge.org

SUMMARY

From National Sabre Rattling

to Twits Tweeting

Politics, Back door, Black Flag, Intell vs Counter Intell

now decodable on the internet

THE BACKGROUNDER
INTERNATIONAL BACKGROUNDER
US troops arrive in Poland, boosting NATO defense in Eastern Europe
US troops arrive in Poland, boosting NATO defense in Eastern Europe
Syrian Army warns Israel it will respond after military airport bombed near Damascus
Syrian Army warns Israel it will respond after military airport bombed near Damascus
CORPORATION CONSIDERATIONS
Appropriate action taken, as always.
China’s ‘war on pollution’ leads to 720 arrests, $63.6mn in fines
China’s ‘war on pollution’ leads to 720 arrests, $63.6mn in fines
More electric cars are sold in China than in the rest of the world combined, according to Reuters. Sales of battery electric and plug-in hybrids increased 60 percent in January-November, to 402,000 vehicles. In Shanghai last year, a two-door battery electric Chery eQ cost around 60,000 yuan ($8,655) after subsidies. 🙂

See why (eco🌎+public health🌈+☮etc reasons) i installed ☀☀️ solar panels equivalent to planting 322 treeshttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/FHtw2ri5Dq8 and why i drive an electric car equivalent to planting 382 trees (if the oil car would be refilled weekly) ► https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/TQboBAji7uo.
If your panels produce more electricity than you use, you get free charging for your car too, like me. 💜😊💜

China’s anti-Teslas: cheap models drive electric car boom
China's anti-Teslas: cheap models drive electric car boom
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Small Government or Potty Police

Al-Shabab says it killed a teenager and another man because they were gay
Al-Shabab says it killed a teenager and another man because they were gay
Texas warned of backlash over transgender bathroom bill
Texas warned of backlash over transgender bathroom bill
Anti-trans briefs filed before Supreme Court in bathroom case http://ow.ly/vodk307W8Qn
Anti-trans briefs filed before Supreme Court in bathroom case
Anti-trans briefs filed before Supreme Court in bathroom case
Gay Trump official ‘not worried’ about homophobic VP Mike Pence
Gay Trump official ‘not worried’ about homophobic VP Mike Pence
Tories vote to block compulsory LGBT-inclusive sex education, but promise reform
Tories vote to block compulsory LGBT-inclusive sex education, but promise reform
Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions tries to weasel out of homophobia charges
Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions tries to weasel out of homophobia charges
Tony Perkins thanks John Kerry for providing list of LGBTQ rights Trump can undo
Tony Perkins thanks John Kerry for providing list of LGBTQ rights Trump can undo
Study shows the struggle of closeted workers & the effects of nosy colleagues
Study shows the struggle of closeted workers & the effects of nosy colleagues
Welcome to Public Service Appreciation Week
Welcome to Public Service Appreciation Week

Does the West Envy the East?

When I consider the problems in the relationship between management and employees , I have to wonder, with all the books, seminars, workshops, studies and best management practices – there is nothing in the west that compares to the east in getting employees to work against their own interests and for management’s interests.

Yes, I am comparing suicide bombers to workers. Temporary workers, anyway.

How it is that people can be convinced to strap on an explosive device to advance the goals of management, when management is placing itself far out of harm’s way and not undertaking any of the risks?

Managers in the west are told to “model the behavior” that they want to see in the workplace – but you don’t see the leadership of organizations that utilize suicide bombers strapping anything to themselves – no, they hide out in caves or compounds, in the middle of civilians who are apparently willing to be missile shields or acceptable losses to shame the west when they are inevitably bombed to get at the management of the organization.

If nothing else, you have to admire the ability to so motivate an employee that they literally give their life to complete the project. Not to mention avoiding the matters of pension, severance, training allowances although, you don’t get to retain good employees and there’s no corporate memory to come back and haunt you if there’s ever a trial. If you put aside the nature of the work, there’s barely a downside from a management perspective.

But perhaps one shouldn’t underestimate a strong work ethic and employee engagement when combined with an appropriate management style – which is truly a productive force to be reckoned with.

Despite the high turnover and constant headcount reduction,  there seems to be no end of people willing to take over the job, despite the lack of comprehensive benefits, work life balance, flex time or education opportunities.

In addition to western managers having reasons to envy eastern motivational management, so too do western religious believers envy the east.

After all, when certain eastern religious practitioners express their displeasure with freedom of expression, artistic expression and well, facts and reality – the reaction of the western Christians tends to be the “we’d never get away with behaving like that!” Following by a general hand wringing and acting like Christians are still being fed to lions, instead of being the lion’s keepers as they have been for centuries.

But it would seem that the jealousy goes both ways, although I don’t entirely understand the east’s feelings towards the west, after all, they won the last of the crusades 1.0  – but instead of building on that momentum, they culturally and scientifically flatlined when Islam beat back the Christian soldiers – like Europe did when the Catholic Church dominated what is referred to as the Dark Ages.

So perhaps Arab Spring will usher in an age of enlightenment and cultural changes – workers will want more permanent and long term employment and participation – pension plans even – and a balance can be struck wherein the relationship between those with power and those carrying out the work that powers the power isn’t entirely one sided.

Where people’s dedication is focused on life affirming goals and peace mongering, diplomacy rather than militancy, reason and rationality over emotionalism and fear.

Because, as managers in the west have found, you can gain a kind of respect by managing through fear, but that will only demand respect and never command it.

Workers rights are supposed to have removed fear from the workplace, and vigilance is the cost of having rights. Lest we forget.

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