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A Focus on Symptoms, Never the Root Cause
quote biggestDoes a child not have as much right to privacy and freedom from parental conditioning as the parents expect for themselves?
It is one of the most fundamental problems facing humanity today. The future depends on how we solve it.
     ~ lede, Chapter 3 | Conditioning, from the book of children

  
  
Although Osho came close to the truth, notice he did not define the root cause.
  

Unconscious Procreation is
the fundamental problem facing
humanity today. The future depends
on how we solve it.  
[FIFY] (Fixed IFor You) 
  Choosing to Be Childless Comes at a Cost       by: Tom Jacobs
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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, newly published research suggests there’s another group of individuals who, by their very choices, evoke anger and disgust: people who choose not to procreate.

“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.

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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


Updates

03/01/2015

Tab 5: Add The Brotherhood of the Bell video with a brief commentary on this movie. 


 
you can't fight City hall
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Proverb
                                         From: Wikionary
  1. (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

  1. 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.


  2. 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]
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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.

  • The right still exists today, except that in place of a king, of course, we have a democratically elected government.
  • Its modern incarnation is discussed below.

Everyday government workers make decisions that impact us.

  • From zoning boards to the unemployment office, we’ve placed our welfare in their hands.
  • Some would say regrettably so; especially when misguided government action upends someone’s life.
  • Like when, for example, an elderly neighbor must sell her home because of a bogus tax assessment. Thank goodness for the right to haul officials into court when situations like this occur.
  • Without that right, in ancient times, the king and his officials might lose their heads in a violent revolt.
  • Today elected officials would just lose their jobs. The principle, however, remains the same.
Article 78 of New York’s CPLR (“Civil Practice Law and Rules), is the law that gives people this right.
  • Exercising it in a lawsuit is not for the faint of heart. The lawsuit is, quite literally, exhausting.
  • Really, the law requires folks to “exhaust their administrative remedies;” which means that they must claw their way through a maze of bureaucratic proceedings before even getting into court.
  • Once they’re finally there, they must prove that the government acted “arbitrarily and capriciously,” or that its decision was “not supported by substantial evidence.”
  • This is a fancy way of saying that if the government had a valid reason for doing what it did—a reason that isn’t total horse manure—then you’ll lose.

People bring these lawsuits to make the State do (or not do) something.

  • People must have a personal stake in the controversy.
  • Broad policies like tax increases usually can't be the subject; nor can lawsuits for money damages.
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…
  • When a freedom of information law request has been wrongfully denied.
  • When the DEC refuses to approve a development that will revitalize a community in economic decline.
  • When the State fails to clear debris from a river which, during storms, causes flooding.
  • When the State wrongly suspends, revokes or refuses to grant one of its many business and professional licenses and permits.
  • When the State acts in dereliction of its duties to a school, or a school acts in dereliction of its duties to faculty and students.
  • When any State agency or municipal body violates the law.
A bad practice rooted in a powerful government agency can create more hardship for people than any single elected official.
  • These lawsuits are therefore vital to protect the public interest.
  • But their financial and emotional costs deter people from bringing them.
  • So people tend to accept, begrudgingly, the predicament in which unjust government action has placed them.
  • This is dangerous. We have no choice but to depend upon our government. To do so without controlling it puts us at its mercy.
  • Subjects fought for centuries to become citizens.
  • Citizens know that poor governing is something that only they are in the position to correct; that they own all government agencies and offices; and that when the government acts unjustly, it is the silent citizen who commits the injustice.
  • Article 78 lawsuits allow citizens some measure of control.
  • That is the value of the right to sue the king. We would be wise to sometimes use it.

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On defining Unconscious Procreation

Borrowing from Justice Stewart's opinion on Pornography, the easy answer has always been…

  • It's difficult to define, but I Know It When I See It

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:

  • “I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material I understand to be embraced within that shorthand description ["hard-core pornography"], and perhaps I could never succeed in intelligibly doing so. But I know it when I see it, and the motion picture involved in this case is not that.”

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,

  • “Mr. Justice, you will know it when you see it.”

The justice agreed, and Novak included that remark in the draft of the opinion.
from: The Origins of Justice Stewart’s “I Know It When I See It” at The Wall Street Journal

 
   The War Zone       by: Tony Lutz

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If you can’t explain it simply,
you don’t understand it well enough.
  The War on Children       From: The Most Revolutionary Act

war on childrenMy 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
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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.

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  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

all conspiracySociety 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  
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Submitted by David Collum via Peak Prosperity

Background

  • “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. …

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  Child Abuse!       by: Tony Lutz

Another page    Under Construction  

  • “The measure of a civilization is how it treats its weakest members.”
      ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Parents are nothing but agents of society.

What follows are a few thoughts and some gross photos.

  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.”

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