"Mathew, ah, Broken nose New Hampshire and Cauliflower Ear Maine were settled by refugees from the Canadian Boxer Rebellion of 1961. The Canadian presence is still powerful in the twin cities manifested by the word “ay” in just about every sentence, in local newspapers, television, radio, and screamed out by many women in the throes of sexual ecstasy: AYYYYYYYYY…
(a version posted earlier)
“Ruth, women in both, um, Cauliflower Ear Maine and Broken Nose New Hampshire have breasts that fit right on their chests as if that’s right where they go, the breasts, right on the chest there, fitting perfectly on the ladies chests, just as if they go right there on the chest, and rising perfectly out from the women’s chests in various shapes and sizes, you know right on the chest there -- Ay.”
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“Intangible captivity: The potential for a new Canadian criminal defense of brainwashing and its implications for the battered woman”:
The self-defense argument that might entail violence in response to brainwashing to eliminate self, belief, intellect, sense of right and wrong, inflicted by the cruel actions of a sexual predator by psychological and physical torture. The psychological destruction of a sense of being and the brainwashing and terrorism that, “Evokes fears of losing self-control, of being used and dominated by another, and of losing one’s very identity.” - Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law and Justice:
Beyond the Canadian definitions there are forms of electronic hypnosis, conditioning, and brainwashing that achieve the same results in a victim: the destruction of self, a sense of being and free will…
Where does the crime of psychological attack and its response lose its responsibility for reaction from a victim and the acts of a victim, to then become the result of criminal behavior by the victim, and not the behavior created by brainwashing, torture, conditioning, and psychological training?
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God, Brahma, Allah, Yahweh, Ahura Mazda, Jehovah... drinking His first cup of coffee in the morning. (c. 2017/posted earlier)
Lilith, Adam's first wife, made from the same stuff as Adam and in the image of God. Later, possibly, slandered by a second wife, maybe an irate God, or maybe her ex-husband, and so over time called, ah, er, um, a demon by the uninformed or, uh, by liars. (a version posted earlier)
"Don't be silly, come down off that cross! We can use the wood to build a McDonald's." (posted earlier/ my apologies to Tom Waits for using "come down off that cross we can use the wood" from one of his songs)
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Historical information suggests that The Father of the FBI was actually A Mother.
(a version posted earlier/ c. 2017)
“Young Americans seem to be losing faith in freedom. Why?
“According to the World Values Survey, only about 30 percent of Americans born after 1980 believe it is absolutely essential to live a democratic country, compared with 72 percent of Americans born before World War ll. In 1995, 16 percent of Americans in their late teens and early adulthood thought democracy was a bad idea; in 2011, the number increased to 24 percent.
“Young Americans also are disproportionately skeptical of free speech. A 2015 poll from the Pew Research Center found that 40 percent of millennials (ages 18 to 34) believe the government should be able to regulate certain types of offensive speech. Only 27 percent of Gen-Xers (ages 35 to 50), 20 percent of baby boomers (ages 51 to 69) and 12 percent of the silent generation (ages 70 to 87) share that opinion.” - New York Times/ Clay Routledge
Another paranoid, wacko American not under surveillance.
(a version posted earlier)
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Terrorist Attack in Somalia:
“The death toll from a truck bombing in Mogadishu is now over 300, the director of an ambulance service has said, as Somalia reeled from the deadliest attack in a decade.
The toll has steadily risen since Saturday, when the blasts - for which no organisation has claimed responsibility - struck at two busy junctions in the heart of the city.
"We have confirmed 300 people died in the blast. The death toll will still be higher because some people are still missing," Abdikadir Abdirahman, the director of the city's ambulance service, told Reuters.” - Independent/ Samuel Osborne
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All firefighters do is put out fires and save lives.
"Massive wildfires sweeping through California have killed at least 31 people and damaged thousands of homes, businesses and other buildings, authorities said.
"More than half of the deaths occurred in Sonoma County alone, officials said. Taken together, the death toll from this week's fires exceeds the number of fatalities in the 1933 Griffith Park Fire in Los Angeles, the deadliest wildfire in California history.
"Firefighters were still battling 21 large wildfires in multiple counties as of Thursday morning. Intensified by strong winds, the flames have charred more than 190,000 acres of land, damaged or destroyed at least 3,500 structures and forced more than 20,000 residents to evacuate, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection." – ABC News/ Karma Allen, Morgan Winsor, Julia Jacobo (10-13)
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Edited 10/11/17, 2/20/18, 2/21/18, 3/12/18, and 5/3&4/18:
The Northern Ireland Effect:
The Harland and Wolf Shipyards built the Titanic and the RMS Britannic and were one of the most successful yards in the world. Catholics made up less than five percent of the workforce in the yards in the late 60s, though they represented more than a third of the population of Belfast. This socio-economic effect was representative of employment in the private sector in Belfast, a free enterprise system run primarily by the British and by Northern Ireland Protestants, an infrastructure of opportunity and oppression that evolved in Ireland over hundreds of years of serf-slavery, conflict and war, and in Northern Ireland more specific to the socio-religious-cultural realities of Ulster.
The Catholics were/are the descendants of the indigenous Irish population, contained by hundreds of years of rebellion and war; the Protestants mostly descendant from lowland Scots and English colonists. As each people evolved separately but together in Ireland -- and eventually what became Northern Ireland, U.K. -- Catholic neighborhoods suffered greater unemployment and so the dole: greater poverty, lesser education; then poverty-driven alcohol abuse, violence, crime, rebellion, etc.
Though both peoples are white, the difference in evolution of the Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland was/is dramatic.
In America, the evolution of poverty, violence, in black neighborhoods (the descendants of slaves and Jim Crow laws), Hispanic barrios, Native American reservations, where many of the indigenous people of this country are contained (after hundreds of years of rebellion and war) and live in often-isolated communities, and (by variation) formerly, coal-driven economies in white, often-isolated areas, of West Virginia and Eastern Kentucky, suffer from the Northern Ireland effect.
The effect wasn’t, isn’t, ethnically, racially generated, or due to an inherent lack of ambition or a weak work ethic, it is because of an economic lack of equal opportunity; because of educational inequality; because of poor and unequal access to quality healthcare; because of injustice within the application of the rule of law and inviolable human rights; because of poverty-driven violence; drug and alcohol abuse… generation after generation.
“There’s a room, uh, with twenty-five white guys in it -- they run a Fortune 500 company… The, uh, men in the room see each other as, uh, whatever they might see each other as -- competitors, equals, allies. Some of the guys are good men, some bad; some are dysfunctional mutts like most of us… Some couldn’t imagine harmin anyone because of, uh, gender, color, through job opportunity, discrimination: some would find discrimination, uh, somewhat wrong; some not so wrong; some wouldn’t give a shit; some would discriminate as policy… Outside of the room there’s a brown lady, a black man -- uh, a Chinese lady, a Mexican man, a Russian lady -- no matter how the people outside the room see the people inside the room, they might see a room for white men only…” (posted earlier)
“There is good in the world, simple, uh, complex, dysfunctional -- perfect and not perfect. I'm related to outlaws that lived in America during the 1930s. They were bank robbers and horse thieves, uh, not er, ah, Gardai, uh, and priests, like my family in Ireland. I like to believe that if the O'Brien boys had come across a Klan lynchin they would have risked all, includin their lives to have stopped it: Good isn't perfect…” (I had some help with the dialogue/ posted earlier)
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"The Trump administration announced on Monday that it would take formal steps to repeal President Barack Obama’s signature policy to curb greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, setting up a bitter fight over the future of America’s efforts to tackle global warming." - New York Times (10-9-17)/ Lisa Friedman & Brad Plumer
"With the first six months of 2017 in the books, average global surface temperatures so far this year are 0.94°C above the 1950–1980 average, according to NASA. That makes 2017 the second-hottest first six calendar months on record, behind only 2016.
"That’s remarkable because 2017 hasn’t had the warming influence of an El Niño event. El Niños bring warm ocean water to the surface, temporarily causing average global surface temperatures to rise. 2016 – including the first six months of the year – was influenced by one of the strongest El Niño events on record." - the Guardian
Environmentalists are the ultimate pragmatists.
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