The News According to Nathan-2Well here is the second instalment of the wacky world of underreported news in this world that I feel should be shared with all you lovely people and to see what your thoughts and opinions are.The News According to Nathan-25 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
So if you happen to live in London, England I suggest you either go on a short vacation or you get your video camera or camera out and turn yourself into a journalist for a few days. There is a rebellious call for days of action (March 28th April 2nd 2009) for the upcoming G20 London Summit.
MARCH 28/09 // MILITANT WORKERS: DIRECT ACTION BLOC Put People First Anti-G20 demonstration, 11am Central London
APRIL 1/09 // RECLAIM THE MONEY Meet in the Square Mile (Londons Financial centre) to take back whats ours
APRIL 2/09 // G20 London Summit, Excel Centre, Docklands A day of fucking up the summit and other adventures. Be warned. Be aware. Be ready!
This is courtesy of your friendly local Anarchists who I am sure will turn up in good number.
Change is Possible"When the conscious mind cannot handle the truth it is spared the truth. The unconscious mind comes to the emotional rescue."Change is Possible5 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
If I were to give you an ultimatum, you either change or you die, what would your choice be? It seems like a simple and rather easy choice, does it not? How many of you would choose change? Ask yourself, could you truly change when it mattered the most?
One might assume that 9 out of 10 individuals would choose to change rather than die, yet there is nothing farther from the truth. The odds of you changing are 9 to 1, not for you but against you.
This is why a vast majority of the health care budget in most countries is consumed by a small percentage of the population who suffer from diseases that are well known and behavioural. In some countries an estimated 80% of their health care budget is wasted on five behavioural issues. It does not take a genius to figure out what those fi
Questions Without AnswersWhat is it about our obedient attitude, the submission of our free will of those above us and the compliance of the general population in North America? Are we so reluctant to acknowledge the fact that our economic system is depriving so many of the basic necessities of life so that a small group of individuals can reap the benefit?Questions Without Answers5 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
After numerous European governments expressed fear that the unrest in Greece would spread to neighboring countries and perhaps around the world, the spreading global revolt has taken on another tone: that of confronting the elite for their manipulation of the economic crisis in order to consolidate yet even more wealth as the masses of the world suffer the brunt of the formers greed
Why is it that our own government does not fear a potential uprising by the general populous? Or is it that they no longer need to fear social uprising as the Patriot Act enables the government to charge
Open Your Eyes, Open Your MindPeople I beg of you to wake up.Open Your Eyes, Open Your Mind5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Open your eyes.
Open your mind.
Turn off your television.
Feed you brain, not your belly.
People I beg of you to wake up.
Open your eyes.
Open your mind.
The American Dream has lulled you to sleep.
People I beg of you to wake up.
Open your eyes.
Open your mind.
The revolution is upon us and it will not be televised.
RE: God? Works for meArgue about what? Their beliefs? For what purpose exactly? Are you looking for a shouting match or the chance to make someone feel inferior because of their beliefs?RE: God? Works for me5 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
To each their own. Some believe there are many gods, others believe there is one, others believe there is none. What does it matter what one believes when it comes to god, you have not provided sufficient proof that there is a "god", in some religions that would constitute a being floating around in the clouds watching over us, and perhaps there is a great power that we are completely unaware of, perhaps there is not.
We are but a spec of sand in this universe and until we put our petty differences behind us we will be stuck in a rut, going nowhere fast. Human civilization can be scientifically traced back at least 5,000 or 6,000 years and a recent discovery is claiming that they have found the remains of a human that is be traced back tens of th
The End Of Suburbia ?How do we begin to wean society from its addiction to the suburban lifestyle?The End Of Suburbia ?5 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Suburbia was created after World War II due to the affordability of natural resources and the high rate of consumption that the suburban lifestyle created. Have we become so addicted to the way we live that we are unwilling to accept the circumstances that we have created or is it that the government and business entities that have invested so much time, money and effort into creating a an economic giant are unwilling, or perhaps unable, to deal with the problem that they have created? Perhaps it is a combination of both.
It is impossible to deny, as hard as some have tried, that we are currently unable to sustain our current lifestyle and its rate of consumption and with many natural resources dwindling, some at astonishing rates, we will be unable to support future generations if we continue upon our current trajectory.
Many scientists have argues th
Buyer BewareWho would have thought the stupid tube contained actual information that is in fact, well real. And before you start listing off a bunch of educational shows, this came from your everyday cops and robbers, non reality type television show. During the show they brought up a term that is used to persuade people to buy more expensive products. So me being me went straight to a search engine and frantically began searching for any information I could find on asymmetrical dominance, what is also referred to as a decoy effect.Buyer Beware5 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
To my surprise there is quite a bit of information relating to this term. In marketing the decoy effect is used to change the preference of a consumer between two product options when a third option is presented. To help you understand what I am talking about I will use an example of something that most people would purchase, an MP3 player.
Now you as a customer come across two MP3 players and you are c
Self RefelctionI was reading a book while waiting for my tuturoing session and I cam across an interesting thought......Self Refelction5 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
"Such is the life we have invented our little boat whose engine is helpless against the immense tide of automatic time. And there we live entirely unaware that we need only raise our sail to be moved by the wind that comes from the centre of the world."
Times Are ChangingWe are made to believe that we as humans "do not like change" yet everything around us changes, some things at an astonishing rate. Now when things change, they can either go two ways, the good or the bad (yin and the yang) or I like to use "you either progress or regress". If we all embraced the positivity within change we, as in everyone on this earth, would all benefit from the progressive nature that could come about from such ideology. Some may call it "utopian" although I believe that is just a narcissistic euphemism so those with closed minds do not have to open their eyes to the truth.Times Are Changing5 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Food for you thoughts!
Our Struggle is Their StruggleSince I have begun tutoring on Saturday afternoons I have noticed the same two individuals sitting outside of the market every week. One who I assume is homeless, and the other plays his keyboard and sells his CDs of what I can only guess is polka music. Every week I drop some change into the case for the musician and I would usually give a dollar or two to the homeless man as well whenever I can. Now I am currently unemployed and I am literally broke. Yet I still am willing to give what I can. Since I am weary of simply giving money to the homeless I have started going through the market and looking for items of food that only cost $1 and giving them to in homeless person instead.Our Struggle is Their Struggle5 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
I am not boasting, nor do I wish to receive any type of praise from anyone. What I would like you to do is to ask yourself this question; What makes you a better person than the homeless or what makes them any less of an individual
Conservatives And LiberalsWhy do me parents tell me not to be too LIBERAL when spending my money, as a CONSERVATIVE approach is needed to ensure that I have money in my savings, when my LIBERAL government was able to sustain economic surpluses while the CONSERVATIVE government drove us into an economic deficit?Conservatives And Liberals5 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
Is there something I am missing?
The Global Village of 100 PplSTATE OF THE VILLAGE REPORTThe Global Village of 100 Ppl5 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
If the world were a village of only 100 people, there would be:
8 people from Central and South America, Mexico and the Caribbean,
5 from the USA and Canada, and
1 person from Australia or New Zealand.
The people of the village would have
considerable difficulty communicating:
14 people would speak Mandarin,
8 people would speak Hindi/Urdu,
This list accounts for less than half the villagers. The others
speak (in descending order of frequency) Bengali, Portuguese,
Indonesian, Japanese, German, French, and 200 other languages.
In the village there would be:
14 Nonreligious, Agnostics, or Atheists,
10 all other religions.
In this 100-person community:
80 would live in substandard housing.
67 adults live in the village; and half of them would be illiterate.
50 would suffer from malnutrition.
33 would not have access to clean, safe
The American CesspoolWhat exactly do you consider to be important factors that contribute to the health and well being of not only yourself, but to your family, friends, co workers, neighbours and everyone else? By well being I am referring to economical, social, and ecological needs, do not confuse them with wants, that are essential to a full and healthy lifestyle for an individual and/or a group.The American Cesspool5 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
It is a mistake to imagine that slavery pervades a man's whole being; the better part of him is exempt from it: the body indeed is subjected and in the power of a master, but the mind is independent, and indeed is so free and wild, that it cannot be restrained even by this prison of the body, wherein it is confined. Seneca the Younger
Slavery has taken many forms throughout history, and one may argue that a modern form of slavery still continues to this day as what were once opportunities for well paying middle class jobs are being exported to third world sweat shops.