We have seen the demographic implication of war in the MENA Region in terms of the displacement of the Syrian population and the 1M migrants arriving in Germany alone. Migrants who now appear to be having considerable difficulty integrating and adjusting to gender parity in terms of fashion as a woman's right and concern.
But these populations are not travelling from areas of Africa ravaged by disease epidemics like ebola. They are generally displaced professional class Arabs seeking a better life despite the experience of culture conflict. Once populations from sub-Saharan African start copying their Arab MENA Region counterparts the issue of disease control will move center stage. We are truly moving towards a world without borders which is why Medecins Sans Frontiers is such a critically important NGO.
The response to terror tends to be to respond in kind. And while we may get locked into that stance, short term, we really do need to resource NGO's engaged in humanitarian out-reach. Best to solve the problem before it gets to you so that when it does it is more cultural encounter than survivalist end-game. Which is why I've chosen @MSF as my nominated charity for the 2016 Peacecycle.
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"Both discussed how to address the terror-ridden hot spot of Syria and how to deal with a more aggressive Russia".
Russia's annexation of the Crimea is entirely understandable in terms of securing the Black Sea. However there needs to be consensus around the Ukraine becoming a member of the European Union and Russian becoming an official language of the Union. Indeed Russian may become the international language of choice for many East Europeans who, despite their issues with the former Soviet Union, have even more issues with Germany given memories of the Waffen SS and the carnage they causes on the Eastern Front.
Hillary is wise to take a more nuanced approach on Syria espeically given the progress Obama has made on the Iranian situation despite that not being in America's best interests, right now, in terms of flooding global oil markets and undercutting shalegas and tarsands - which are already offline. So that is an instance of America not simply pursuing its own geoplitical interests. We need more indicators like that in terms of the key strategic players acting in the common and collective interest though we are dealing with fairly intractable problems here which go to the root of things.
It still makes sense for America to continue to morph towards subtle rather than hard power and electing a woman is itself consistent with the emerging gender-fenderist zeitgesit. Islam cannot be challenged directly or on the basis of conflicting theologies, time has proven so regardless of what we may think. The conversational powder keg is already igniting around isssues of sex and gender discrimination despite decades of investing in what some would see as more laudible and pressing themes to do with humaitarianism, poverty and sustainability to nane a few. And that provides a far more productive, progressive and energising basis for value based conversatinoal debate with Islam.
The Democrats really do need to nominate Hillary and let her get on with downsizing Donald Trump, which is no mean challenge. It's a wonder American presidential candidates make it to the Oval Office alive.
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My Comment: Its no longer a question of 'Which God', 'Who's book'? or 'What ideology or technology'? but rather 'Which MO is sustainable'? and in ecological terms the Krishna Consciousness Movement win that one hands down. The world must simply look through the rather bizarre, perplexing and somewhat threatening iconography of the Krishna movement and see that in lifestyle terms they're right and we're wrong and that's that. If we could just hop, skip and jump over the bullshit to that simple realisation we'd be sorted within a decade or two and fit to traverse the millennium ahead otherwise we simply will not make it. The only question is whether we take everything else out with us as Martin Rees is suggesting? And beyond that whether we imagine the universe is so benign that it would allow us to turn its lights out.
So listen carefully to the question which is being asked here: Which is worse a ninety or one hundred percent extinction of humanity in a context where one hundred percent ends all life? While warning against what I call the eco-Armageddonists Martin Rees really sides with them because he is saying a 90% cull is livable with. People must take this on board because the notion that the human population could be culled back to less than half a billion is being mentioned again and again and again, almost mantra like. There is only one thing most people can do and it happens to be the most effect thing to do and that is to transition your lifestyle towards that of the vegan light, toxin free, anti-materialist modus advocated by the Krishna Consciousness Movement.
As the Nike advert says 'Just do it'!
#SIBKills: Dr. Paul R. McHugh, former psychiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital and its Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry, says transgenderism is “mental disorder”: Sex Change ‘Biologically Impossible':
My Righteous Reaction:
Thanks be to God someone is still capable of making sense of something. The article itself is phased with clarity. The truth sounds simple because it is distilled whereas fallacy sounds delusional because its snot. This is such a serious topic and while one doesn't want to be cruel its very difficult not to be. One must ask whether the 'T', and 'Q', were ever necessary in LGBTQ. The 'T', because of what's being said here and the 'Q', because its open field day on those with syndromes, disabilities, the feminized, mis and disunderplaced.
Accent alone is sufficient to bring the sexual orientalists to your door such is the obsession with the narrative. I've taken to calling my self 'The Farmer from God knows where', or 'The unknown Farmer', just to piss people off on the issue of my non-discript mid-atlantian accent. While I'm not a farmer I'm becoming one just to confound people basing my accent on a farmer from a 1960-70's Irish soap. My wife and I may in time change our name by deed poll to Tom and Mary Riordan as we consider buying a range and a byre though we likely won't have any livestock except plastic or paper mache mockups, perhaps. I mean if not why not?
You've no idea what a distopian nightmare that opens for rural Irish despite the fact that the EU has by now socially re-engineered the State. I also refer to myself as being albino-African-Irish out of solidarity with the people of Nigeria because my mother had the misfortune of being a colour blind, tone deaf, consenting lesbian Swede and therefore was slightly more forward than the average Irish turnip lady.
May I take this opportunity to extend the Pope's Papal blessings on you and yours good Professor because he's apparently decided he's dying and mightn't get round to it. Apparently he to is too confused as is Pope elect Bishop Tutu. People are in chaos not the world. Live long and prosper good Professor!
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It is so difficult to realise one's place. Perhaps this is the sound of purposeful humility: prayer as service? youtu.be/gbSeNYzYCiA
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Lynn is a former student of mine, back in the day, so she's a fully qualified, convinced and convincing environmentalist. No cynic as Miriam Lord suggests here - in this article - but a deeply empathetic person who possess qualities, grace and charm. And on top of all of that still manages to be a highly photogenic politico - which is quite a mystery to me.
As to how she made it through the ranks. She had the good fortune to land on Martin Ferris's patch and from there to find her way back to Dublin cutting her teeth at party Ard Fheiseanna enroute. Obviously she decided to go with the Irish handle 'Ni Bhaoigheallain', when in Kerry reverting to 'Boylan', in Dublin. (This is not a conspiracy. She's a 'Lovely girl' and people like her - simple as Miriam). Not surprising she's been so well received in Dublin. She really is the genuine article. Dublin's answer to Martina Anderson.
I can't vote for you Lynn but I would do if I could do. Best of luck tomorrow.
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"ECLIPSE OF REASON": Historical (1987) #abortion documentary exposing late term abortion as a crime against humanity: youtu.be/_nff8I2FVnI
"Its seems to me that almost no attention is paid to the psychological disaster that happens to so many people through abortion. Abortion is not something that was developed or invented by the women's movement. I think the women's movement has been terribly deceived and his misunderstood what abortion is". (23:20-23:45mins).
Anonymous psychologist survivor of abortion who on getting off the abortion table was faced with a blood filled bucket containing the hand sized remains of her baby.
Some stats on late term (second & third trimester) abortions: USA 7% or 120'000 of 1.5M ; Canada 11% or 7'000 of 65'000; UK 18% or 30'000 of 170'000 annually. The total of 20M abortions reached in the US in 1987 currently tops 50M every decade adding a further 15M to the death toll. In the former Soviet Union 40% of pregnancies ended in abortion. A good thing or a bad thing? Well it sure is a sad thing whatever way you want to look at it. What of Charlton Heston's intro? Gone now to greener gun toting pastures since.
And to think here we are in good old Ireland seeking to endorse what is without doubt a modern holocaust over 40yrs since its inception in 1973. The abortion performed here is disturbing to say the least to the extent that the surgeon who performed the abortion in the film 'The Silent Scream', recoils in horror at the thought of performing late term abortions having performed over 10'000 first term abortions at that stage of his career apparently chronically fatigued from labouring in his chosen vineyard of death.
In terms of arguing the case for abortion one must accept that beyond first trimester - the nervous system having developed - that it is an incredibly cruel way to end a human being's life because the foetus is sensory at that point, which is to say it feels the pain involved in being torn asunder. Those arguing for abortion need to consider that post first trimester they are attributing fewer rights to unborn children than the animal rights movement attributes to animals in terms of prevention of cruelty. While within the first trimester the human is truly foetal by the second it is already a foetus rapidly transitioning to an unborn child capable of living in intensive care beyond the midway point. So who wants to draw that line in the embryonic sands? Best to stick to trimesters in terms of analysis. There really is no argument for abortion, bar saving the life of the mother, beyond the first trimester still birth or emergency c-section being preferable options.
So Ireland's 9 month 'Protection of life in Pregnancy Bill', is absurdly euphemistic in terms of deception making the Irish political establishment seem as though they had been collectively lobotomized. In the light of these historical testimonial documentaries anyone advancing an argument for abortion beyond three months simply ought not be listened to on humanitarian grounds alone. And note my choice of the word humanitarian as opposed to the phrase 'human rights', because a persons humanity can and ought be recognised even if their rights cannot. Even at that we risk some intrepid corporate patenting the human embryo, via surrogacy, up to the point at which it develops identity (sexual identity being the most obvious benchmark) and using the products of conception for commercial purposes. I presume this is already the case with respect to R&D which begs the question as to where where the harvested remains of aborted embryonic children go nowadays?