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  • Self-destructive behavior is now defined as an achievement

    04/04/2018 2:16:34 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/04/18 | A. Dru Kristenev
    When social pressure dictates the definition of achievement, including self-destructive behavior, the culture at large is in trouble Self-destructive behavior is now defined as an achievement Facing down crises has always been a measure of reaching adulthood. How a youth responds to peril, especially when they display courage in challenging circumstances, is the line that is crossed to gauge maturity. Rites of passage vary among cultures but the one aim they usually share is the acquisition of skills needed to provide for and raise a family. Historically, the skills included proficiency with tools used for these purposes such as knives,...
  • ‘Poor people don’t plan long-term. We’ll just get our hearts broken’

    01/26/2015 12:46:36 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 45 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Sunday 21 September 2014 | Linda Tirado
    In the autumn of 2013 I was in my first term of school in a decade. I had two jobs; my husband, Tom, was working full-time; and we were raising our two small girls. It was the first time in years that we felt like maybe things were looking like they’d be OK for a while. After a gruelling shift at work, I was unwinding online when I saw a question from someone on a forum I frequented: Why do poor people do things that seem so self-destructive? I thought I could at least explain what I’d seen and how...
  • Engineering Bigotry?

    09/24/2013 6:29:21 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 9 replies
    Inside Higher Education | September 24, 2013 | Scott Jaschik
    No excerpt from IHE allowed, story here. To summarize, an engineering education magazine publishes a letter by a professor critical of homosexuality, and many are appalled.
  • New York Times Edits Out Iranian Quote: 'I Hope the New York Times Building Burns Down'

    06/16/2013 8:42:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 16, 2013 | Tim Graham
    especially interesting in a New York Times story from Friday on Iran, where they found it advantageous to edit out an America-hating Iranian who wished the Times building would burn down: “He is a war veteran, a good manager and a religious person,” said Noushin Sobhani, 31, a gynecologist. She and her parents voted at the Imam Sadegh University, where most of Iran’s cadre of bureaucrats are trained. “We hate America,” her father said, smiling. “I hope The New York Times building burns down.”
  • How to reverse the destruction of American jobs: Replace (all) taxes, with one 100% import tariff.

    01/02/2011 9:14:39 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 87 replies
    For far too long, American conservatives have become accustomed to "blaming" the destruction of American jobs (rightfully) on unions and lawyers. It's all true, but while it's true - America is falling apart. Blaming those who caused the problem won't prevent the destruction of our great nation.
  • Gay Saudi Prince trangled servant at London hotel: court

    10/06/2010 4:49:11 PM PDT · by HogsBreath · 24 replies
    Yahoo! news ^ | 10-05-2010
    A gay Saudi prince beat and strangled his male servant to death in a frenzied sexual assault at their luxury London hotel suite, a court heard on Tuesday. Saud Bin Abdulaziz Bin Nasir al Saud, 34, who is a grandson of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, killed Bandar Abdullah Abdulaziz on February 15 after abusing him for weeks, the court heard. The 32-year-old victim was found with severe injuries including bite marks on his cheeks in a bloodstained bed in the suite at the Landmark Hotel, which he was sharing with the prince, prosecutors said. Prosecutor Jonathan Laidlaw told the jury...
  • 80% of 'Palestinians' in fear under Hamas reign of terror (self destructive 'Palestinian' Arabs)

    01/22/2007 4:52:29 AM PST · by PRePublic · 9 replies · 433+ views
    JNewsWire ^ | Jan, 22, 2007
    80% of 'Palestinians' in fear under Hamas reign of terror Jerusalem Newswire, Israel - Palestinian Arabs 80% of 'Palestinians' in fear under Hamas reign of terror January 22, 2007 Palestinian Arab society is harvesting the fruits of the violence it has agreed to live with for decades. A new poll shows that 80 percent of these Arabs who live in areas under control of the Hamas-led Palestinian Authority fear for their personal safety. Seventy-six percent believe their security situation is worse under Hamas than it was when the PLO's Fatah faction held a majority in the PA. Hamas was handed...
  • ZOT this Fashist!

    02/08/2006 12:53:07 PM PST · by fingerlakestennesee · 197 replies · 7,796+ views
    In this war freedom should come first not after! In New Hampshire the Motto is Live free or Die! I don't need Bush spying on law abiding americans and taking our freedoms. Anyone who surrenders a square inch of freedom to the government in the name of saftey is a traitor and should be treated like one! Let the Bush Fashists all drop dead! Filthy Commys! LET FREEDOM RING!
  • Bush's Job Growth WORST in 50 Years (Roll out the red carpet for this “staunch Bush supporter.”)

    01/03/2006 8:29:33 AM PST · by intruder alert · 344 replies · 12,727+ views
    bopnews ^ | Hale Stewart
    Bush’s giant Right Wing Noise Machine (RWNM) loves to preach about the Bush economic miracle. In fact, the RWNM’s current thinking is Bush doesn’t spend enough time talking about his economic triumphs. If only he did, then everyone would fall in line and believe in the great Bush economic miracle. There is one problem with this argument: it’s a lie. Any way you look at the Bush economy, it comes up short. Today, I want to compare Bush’s job creation record with other economic recoveries. As usual, Bush comes up way short. The national Bureau of Economic Research has identified...
  • Texas Longhorn

    02/11/2005 7:18:12 AM PST · by ILL · 235 replies · 3,864+ views
    mine ^ | February 11, 2005 | Ilija Pavlovich PhD
    Texas longhorn If you ever have to “grab a bull by the horns” try a Texas longhorn. Considering that my first post was critical of SF Chronicle's depiction of USMC General Mattis – but somehow got into a vanity section – I wouldn’t be surprised that this too gets reclassified the same way. According to some members here, I invited the Wrath of Gods upon myself on account of: a) being new – not knowing the ropes b) having posted a vanity as my first article c) me being a pink, pro-communist, liberal threat to security of the United States...
  • You are being watched! You will slip up soon! (Ooooooooh, a scary post! ZOT!!!)

    01/31/2005 3:28:10 PM PST · by dl_pens · 189 replies · 3,465+ views
    You and your fascist co-horts will all be sorry when the Bush* administration is charged with stealing this election. His administration and this website is nothing more then propaganda for a fascist regime. We are watching you, and we will be there when you slip up and your face down on the ground because you slipped on your own Nazi style propaganda. John Kerry won this election and you know it! Everyone knows it!
  • US warns NKorea to stop exporting dangerous weapons or face world action

    03/13/2004 4:58:51 AM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 21 replies · 376+ views
    AFP via Yahoo! ^ | Friday, March 12, 2004 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States warned North Korea that it would face action from the international community if it does not stop exporting dangerous weapons and other illegal activities. "If North Korea will not act, it will find the United States, its allies and other partners equally prepared to respond with measures that ensure North Korea cannot threaten our countries or international stability," said Mitchell Reiss, the department's director of policy planning. Speaking at the Heritage Foundation, one of Washington's leading repositories of expertise on East Asia, Reiss said the United States was taking steps to enforce its laws...