|Choosing to Be Childless Comes at a Cost||by: Tom Jacobs|
New research finds surprisingly negative attitudes toward adults who opt out of having kids.
In an era when political leaders manipulate prejudices rather than condemn them,
“Our data suggests that not having children is seen not only as atypical or surprising, but also as morally wrong,” psychologist Leslie Ashburn-Nardo of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis said in announcing the results.
Contents as of 02/23/2015:
Tab 1: Dashed Hopes of a Kid That Never Grew Up
Tab 2: A Direct Threat.
Tab 3: Sexual Oppression
Tab 4: Power, Pedophilia and Government
Tab 5: Silver Collateral
Tab 6: Details, Details
Tab 7: Final Thoughts
Tab 5: Add The Brotherhood of the Bell video with a brief commentary on this movie.
Proverb From: Wikionary
- (chiefly US) Nothing can be done to change the situation, because it is a governmental decision. I see they're going to build the airport after all. I suppose you can't fight city hall.
(You) Can't Fight City Hall
From: The Free Dictionary
- Fig. There is no way to win in a battle against a bureaucracy.
Bill: I guess I'll go ahead and pay the tax bill.
Bob: Might as well. You can't fight city hall.
Mary: How did things go at your meeting with the zoning board?
Sally: I gave up. Can't fight city hall.
- Unable to overcome bureaucratic rules, as in Brad couldn't get a permit without going through channels - you can't fight City Hall!
This term transfers the seat of city government to a more general sense of bureaucracy in any sphere. [Mid-1800s]
From: The Utica Observer Dispatch
To sue the king, for a thousand years oppressed people dreamed of having this basic right. Gradually overtime that dream became a reality.
Everyday government workers make decisions that impact us.
Article 78 of New York’s CPLR (“Civil Practice Law and Rules), is the law that gives people this right.
People bring these lawsuits to make the State do (or not do) something.
Despite the difficulty, Article 78 lawsuits make government run right. They apply to all State agencies and municipal bodies. And they cover acts of virtually every stripe. Here are just a few…
A bad practice rooted in a powerful government agency can create more hardship for people than any single elected official.
On defining Unconscious Procreation
Borrowing from Justice Stewart's opinion on Pornography, the easy answer has always been…
The War Zone presents a simple definition of the phrase: Unconscious Procreation.
The phrase "I know it when I see it" is a colloquial expression by which a speaker attempts to categorize an observable fact or event, although the category is subjective or lacks clearly defined parameters. The phrase was famously used in 1964 by United States Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart to describe his threshold test for obscenity in Jacobellis v. Ohio. In explaining why the material at issue in the case was not obscene under the Roth test, and therefore was protected speech that could not be censored, Stewart wrote:
The expression became one of the most famous phrases in the entire history of the Supreme Court.
Stewart's "I know it when I see it" standard was praised as "realistic and gallant" and an example of candor. [Wikipedia]
Supreme Court justice Potter Stewart was stuck on how to describe pornography, and Novak (his law clerk) said to him,
The justice agreed, and Novak included that remark in the draft of the opinion.
|The War Zone||by: Tony Lutz|
Define: Unconscious Procreation
If you can’t explain it simply,
you don’t understand it well enough.
|The War on Children||From: The Most Revolutionary Act|
My next two posts relate to the unspeakable trauma Americans experience as children.
- The first film concerns the transformation of American schools into virtual prisons.
- The second discusses the deliberate targeting of children by corporate advertising.
- In both cases, parents are largely helpless to protect their kids. The scars created carry into adulthood.
|Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)||From: UNICEF|
* The United States of America played a pivotal role in the long process
of drafting the CRC and thus in the world for children.
■ It incorporates many of the standards first found in our own
Constitution and Bill of Rights.
What is the CRC? *
Adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on November 20, 1989, the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is a multilateral human rights treaty that promotes the rights of all children worldwide.
The CRC recognizes all children's rights to develop physically, mentally, and socially to their fullest potential, to express their opinions freely, and to participate in decisions affecting their future.
The CRC is the first legally binding international instrument that incorporates the full range of human rights — civil, cultural, economic, political, and social — into a single text.
The CRC provides a vision of children as individuals and as members of a family and community, with rights and responsibilities appropriate to their age and stage of development.
Image Source: Wikipedia
|Human Rights||by: Tony Lutz|
Human rights are moral principles that set out certain standards of human behaviour, and are regularly protected as legal rights in national and international law. They are “commonly understood as inalienable fundamental rights to which a person is inherently entitled simply because she or he is a human being.” Human rights are thus conceived as universal (applicable everywhere) and egalitarian (the same for everyone). – Wikipedia
|It Is All a Conspiracy||From: the book of children|
Society is your parents' writ large; your parents were nothing but agents of this society.
It is all a conspiracy - the parents, the teachers, the policeman, the magistrate, the president - it is all a conspiracy, they are all together and they are all holding the future of all children.
|On Conspiracy Theorizing||From: Zero Hedge|
|Submitted by David Collum via Peak Prosperity|
- “I don't write about what I know: I write to find out what I know.” ~Patricia Hampl
Every December, I write a Year in Review first posted on Chris Martenson’s website Peak Prosperity with a secondary posting at Zero Hedge. What started as a brief introspective shared with a handful of e-quaintances has mutated into a detailed account that has accrued as many as 100,000 clicks.
My lack of credentials is absolute — the Paris Hilton of finance — but has not prevented me from being a poseur in the Wall Street Journal and The Guardian and on Russia Today, and a host of podcasts. …
|Dr. Mary's Monkey||From: Dr. Mary's Monkey|
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from: Dr. Mary's Monkey (2:17 – 2:38)
“I grew up around medicine. My father was a professor to a medical school which is how I got my initial leads on this story.
“This story really came to me, I didn't go to it.
“I just grew up with the pieces surrounding me and it was like I had this big puzzle and one day I sat down and started to layout the pieces and connect the dots.”