By William BARAK - Wurundjeri people (1824 - 1903)
Born in Victoria, Australia. Dead in Victoria, Australia.
<a rel="nofollow" class="external text" href="http://www.googleartproject.com/artist/william-barak/4128222/">Details of artist on Google Art Project</a> - <a rel="nofollow" class="external text" href="//www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/iwGd7XfOtg9nlw">iwGd7XfOtg9nlw at Google Cultural Institute</a> maximum zoom level, Public Domain, Link
Australian Aboriginal Art (Dancers)
For those who have been emotionally damaged during this trying year may 2021 bring you health, hope, and a brighter future…….
Terpsichore is the muse of dance in Greek mythology. But this website is not only about dance alone; it's about all things which influence and are influenced by dance directly and indirectly; and that is just about everything…
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BIOCHEMISTS Jennifer Doudna (US) AND EMANUELLE CHARPENTIER (FRANCE) WERE JOINTLY AWARDED THE NOBEL PRIZE IN CHEMISTRY; THE FIRST SCIENCE NOBEL EVER WON BY TWO WOMEN ALONE
We think the late Juan Peron (former Argentinian president) got this right: In 1971, from his exile in Madrid, he would remember: “(…) See, it is no secret to anyone that when World War II ended in 1945, Yankee imperialism and Soviet imperialism met in Yalta … They make the talks (…) and divided the world… They draw the lines and said: from here to there it’s yours, from here to there is for us… the lines where Soviet imperialism should govern, and the others for the Yankee imperialism. Both drew the lines for avoiding jurisdictional conflicts (…). “
General Perón elaborated a complex doctrine, with a deep humanistic vision, endowed with a great understanding of the national and the international, which has not yet been fully dimensioned and implemented. He forecasted at the same time the fall of the USSR and the crisis of capitalism.
By Unknown author - Original from the then "Secretaría de Prensa y Difusión" (now "Secretaría de Medios de Comunicación") of the Argentinian Government. Published 1947., Public Domain, Link
Latin Americans Are Souring on Democracy. That’s Not So Surprising Considering the Region’s History
"The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border? - Pablo Casals (Catalan cellist)
GLOBAL VOICES ADVOCACY
Wall Street traders and wealthy investors have turned the stock market back into a casino, making big bets that could once again sink the economy and leave the American people holding the bag. It's time to rein in this greed and speculation.
Fmr. Swedish Prime Minister Warns Bernie Sanders About Socialism – OpEd
Canadian Historian Pierre Berton on "How To Roll a Joint"
WHETHER OR NOT YOU AGREE WITH HIPPOLYTE TAINE HIS WORK (L'ANCIEN REGIME) IS WORTH READING; SOME EXCERPTS HERE:
OPINION ABOUT TAINE’S WORK AND WHY IT WAS GENERALLY REJECTED:
…...the 'Left' came to see Taine's work as "a vile counter-revolutionary weapon." The French historian Augustin Cochin proved, however, that Aulard and not Taine had made the errors but by that time Taine had been defamed and his works removed from the shelves of the French universities.
Now Taine was not a professional historian. Perhaps this was as well since most professional historians, even when conscientious and accurate, rarely are in a position to be independent. They generally work for a university, for a national public or for the ministry of education and their books, once approved, may gain a considerable income once millions of pupils are compelled to acquire these.
……...He accepted Man and society, as they appeared to him, he described his findings without compassion for the hang-ups of his prejudiced countrymen…... (Lavoisier has been a symbol of the damage politics can do to science: 'The Revolution has no need for scientists'). Imaging a career in science: the ... - Google Books
By Unknown author - <a rel="nofollow" class="external free" href="http://www.schuster-ingolstadt.de/Chemie.htm">http://www.schuster-ingolstadt.de/Chemie.htm</a>, Public Domain, Link
Just because he was born into the nobility, and despite everything he did for Science and France, they still decided to decapitate him, as if he was responsible for his place in society) (No. 728: Death of Lavoisier) (His impact on the American Revolution:Antoine Lavoisier, Chemist & French Gunpowder Wizard for the American Cause in the Revolutionary War. – Revolutionary War Journal)
Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790) and Antoine Laurent Lavoisier (1743–1794)
By Libb Thims
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HIPPOLYTE TAINE, PREFACE BY THE AUTHOR; ON POLITICAL IGNORANCE AND WISDOM
…..the combined ignorance of ten millions is not the equivalent of one man's wisdom. A people may be consulted and, in an extreme case, may declare what form of government it would like best, but not that which it most needs. Nothing but experience can determine this; it must have time to ascertain whether the political structure is convenient, substantial, able to withstand inclemency, and adapted to customs, habits, occupations, characters, peculiarities and caprices. For example, the one we have tried has never satisfied us; we have during eighty years demolished it thirteen times, each time setting it up anew, and always in vain, for never have we found one that suited us. If other nations have been more fortunate, or if various political structures abroad have proved stable and enduring, it is because these have been erected in a special way…..
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Socialism ≠ Love and Kindness; Capitalism ≠ Greed and Fear - Bleeding Heart Libertarians
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The present Chinese government, rightly, despises the UK for it’s brutal colonization of the World; now it is they who are planning to overrun the planet like ants…..
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Wang Liming is a renowned political cartoonist who works under the pen name of Rebel Pepper. His work focuses on political, cultural and societal developments across Asia.
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Shen Yun seems like a kitsch dance troupe. But Beijing sees it as the propaganda wing of the Falun Gong movement, and a threat to their rule – and hounds the dancers from city to city, trying to sabotage their shows. By Nicholas Hune-Brown
By The original uploader was Asdfg12345 at English Wikipedia. - Source: http://photo.minghui.org, http://photo.minghui.org/photo/images/persecution_evidence/evil_scene/images/2001-7-30-hosp-4.jpg
as prominently displayed on photo library home page "æ¬¢è¿è½¬è½½ä¼ é æ¬ç½ææå å®¹ï¼ä½è¯·æ³¨æåºå¤" English translation: you are free to carry and transmit all content, provided use is attributed., Attribution, Link
Falun Gong/Falun Dafa
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Top 20 Ancient Chinese Inventions
Chinese Philosopher Mo Ti (470 - 391 BCE)
……founder of Mohism (also given as Moism), a philosophical system advancing the concept of consequentialism (one's actions define one's character) and emphasizing universal love as the meaning of life and the solution to all conflict.
Frank Dikotter books (China)
Government Wastes More Money than You Think | The Fiscal Times: If we saved only half of the $732 billion we waste, we could dump the sequester, fix our infrastructure, bolster education, and grow the economy
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Bill Moyers Journal: Sarah Chayes on Rebuilding Afghanistan (2008)
Palestine; I just hate to include this because Gaza needs so much help and they’re getting so little from it’s own government...(GOVERNMENT MISMANAGING FUNDS, AGAIN)
What does Palestine do with all their money they get from Foreign Aid?
Perhaps Mahmoud Abbas could use a couple of these contraptions for the Palestinians in Gaza, that is if he hasn’t already. First Nations in Canada could, too, find these essential as they have very poor drinking water:
An Israeli Company WaterGen is Generating the Water From Air
Clinton, Republicans agree to deregulation of US financial system - World Socialist Web Site
Here are some examples how well meaning actions can backfire:
Even Palestinians question wisdom of anti-Israel boycotts after losing jobs at shuttered SodaStream factory)
Another example where something caused appalling colateral damage:
Did the Germans purposefully arrange to send Lenin to Russia to start a revolution? The Germans wanted to disable Russia to win the war but later this backfired: it came back to bite them after the Soviet/Bolshevik (Stalin was still around) victory of WWII, eventually losing some parts of their country.
Unlike Germany, which has acknowledged and apologized for crimes committed by its Nazi regime, Russia, as the legal successor of the Soviet Union, has yet to do so. Instead modern Russia under Vladimir Putin appears to glorify its genocidal past.)
Kaiser “Willie” (apparently the cousins addressed one another in such endearing terms) who was partly to blame for starting WWI, after he lost the war was graciously allowed to live the rest of his life in the Netherlands in peace and, I guess, as an honoured guest. King “Georgie” and Mary of England refused to give refuge to his cousin Tzar “Nicky”, and the whole Russian family were all later assassinated by the Bolsheviks (this is one difference between the West and Dictatorships - this would often happen in the West during the Middle Ages). To add insult to injury King Georgie’s wife Mary bought some of the dead Tzarina’s jewels. Whether this was done in an ethical manner or not I still find it very distasteful that this woman could wear the jewels of a dead relative who was brutally murdered possibly in part because of her).
[HELEN RAPPAPORT, in her latest book “The Race to save the Romanovs” refutes the fault rests on the British Monarchy]
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The late Boris Nemtsov (right), never afraid of anyone. He was assassinated : here is a clip from Brian Whitmore's THE POWER VERTICAL about Boris Nemtsov
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Marc Dutroux and the dead witnesses 1of3 (English sub)
Marc Dutroux and the dead witnesses 2of3 (English sub)
Marc Dutroux and the dead witnesses 3of3 (English sub)
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Thanks partly to Trump’s indifference, Erdogan is Capable and Willing to Destabilize the Balkans And NATO Pretends Everything Is Fine by Daniel Pipes
Putin/Russia moves to silence Levada Centre after damning public opinion polls
Microsoft Has Just Blackmailed Linux Twice in One Single Week and the Media Didn’t Notice or Just Ignored It Because of Microsoft’s Charm Offensives
Recently, we took note of another wave of Microsoft patent attacks (albeit shrewdly marketed as “IP Advantage“) on GNU/Linux and Free software.”
“And Microsoft is now selling these phones, i.e. making a profit as an Android OEM, where Android is not really Android but some ‘bastardised’ version of it which is dominated by Microsoft and designed to give Microsoft total control of everything (collecting input from the file system, cameras, microphone and so on).”
UBUNTU: ANCIENT AFRICAN TERM MEANING "the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity".
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Gates Roundup: Monsanto, Colonisation, Clinton Ties, and Control of Education,
Gates Foundation Accused of “Steer[ing] State and National Policy in Education” (Monopolising Schools)
More Dubious Practices from the Gates Foundation
Monsanto: The Microsoft of Food
Teachers Demand That Bill Gates Gets Thrown Out of the Education System and Stops Controlling Coverage
BILL GATES FACES TRIAL IN INDIA FOR ILLEGALLY TESTING TRIBAL CHILDREN WITH VACCINES
Bill Gates And Neo-Eugenics: Vaccines To Reduce Population | Rockefeller Foundation
Justice, Not Charity': The Poverty of Bill Gates’ Philanthropy
(NaturalNews) The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is praised for its philanthropy around the world, but much of the foundation's good deeds are merely no-consent vaccine experiments carried out on the poor. Under the pretense of providing healthcare to third world countries, the Gates Foundation instead coerces tens of thousands of children to test out various vaccines for pharmaceutical companies
For example, chemical giant Monsanto has partnered with the Gates Foundation, which reportedly works to suppress local seed exchanges and environmentally sustainable agricultural practices through its global agricultural charity work. Fraud-prone drug giant GlaxoSmithKline is a partner in the Foundation's work to leverage its own relatively fractional contribution to vaccination efforts, so that it centrally controls enormous world funds for purchase, pricing, and delivery of vaccines for world public health. And in its U.S. education reform charity work, the Gates Foundation has increasingly shifted its funding to promote market domination by its British corporate education services partner, Pearson Education.
David Frum website (Trump critic)
Janice Gross Stein Pioneer in negotiation theory, foreign policy decision-making and international conflict management.
Margaret GILBERT - pioneer philosopher
Chantal Hebert / Canadian Journalist and Commentator
Janet Daley (Telegraph columnist)
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Masha Gessen Articles (Russian American journalist, activist, author)
Catherine Ford, Calgary Herald "a thorn in the side of pompous politicians, overbearing bureaucrats and anyone in the public eye who is overstuffed with his or her own self-importance.”
NO COUNTRY/EMPIRE IS TOO BIG TO FALL:
Alexius I was the emperor of the Byzantine Empire, the eastern portion of the old Roman Empire based in Greece and Asia Minor, at the time of the First Crusade (1095–99). The first of the Comnenus dynasty, or ruling family, Alexius I inherited a weakened empire at the time of his crowning as emperor in 1081. Byzantium, as the empire was also called, was under attack from all sides, especially from the Seljuk Turks, who had recently converted to Islam. Nevertheless Alexius I managed to restore some of the strength to his land during his thirty-seven-year reign. Alexius I is best known in history as the Byzantine emperor whose call for help against the Turks and Islam was taken up by Urban II (see entry), the western pope and spiritual leader of the Catholic Church. This, in turn, played an important part in bringing about the First Crusade and launching the Crusade movement, which resulted in two centuries of conflict between the Christian and Islamic worlds.
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Trump/Russia: Part 2 - Secrets, spies and useful idiots | Four Corners
Trump/Russia: Part 3 – Moscow Rules | Four Corners
Government Wastes More Money than You Think
Narcissists - Full documentary
Why catcalling sucks
"While the exact reasons for intentional animal cruelty may vary, nine typologies have been identified by Kellert and Felthous (1985, 1122-1124). In the cases within the animal cruelty database, we see these typologies over and over":
- to retaliate against an animal
- to retaliate against another person
- to satisfy a prejudice against a species or breed
- to express anger through an animal
- to enhance one's own aggressiveness
- to shock people for amusement
- to displace hostility from a person to an animal
- to perform non-specific sadism
If you don't like stray cats (and if you don’t like cats at all) please could you help rescue shelters get them off the streets. One such example to do this is through Actuanimaux which involves clicking the red button "Cliquer Ici" (no funds involved); we need to help curb cat overpopulation initially caused by owners who let their unaltered cats outside without supervision. Rescuers are desperately trying to get as many animals sterilized as they can, particularly cats which are considered by most people to be a nuisance and destructive; unfortunately there are too many irresponsible pet owners who don't get their animals fixed.
ANIMAL RESCUERS AND SHELTERS ARE SO OVERWHELMED AND STRETCHED TO THE MAX SPACE-WISE AND FINANCIALLY; IT’S JUST NOT FAIR, AND PARTICULARLY FOR THOSE WHO DON’T HAVE THE HEART TO TURN STRAYS AWAY AND END UP HOARDING THEM, WHICH IS AGAINST THE LAW. (International Spay/Neuter Network)
PLEASE DON’T LET YOUR PETS OUT OF YOUR HOUSE UNLESS THEY’RE SUPERVISED, PARTICULARLY CATS WHICH ARE CONSIDERED PESTS AND ARE SCAPEGOATED. PLEASE DON’T LEAVE YOUR DOG OUTSIDE ON A LEASH; IT COULD BE STOLEN AND USED FOR BAIT.
PLEASE DON’T GET A PET IF YOU HAVE A VIOLENT PARTNER OR FAMILY MEMBER, AND WATCH OUT FOR ABUSIVE PET SITTERS (INSTALL A CAMERA IF YOU CAN) [Fred Victor -pet friendly shelter Toronto]
ANIMALS SHOULD NOT BE GIFTS; I WOULD SHOW THE ANIMAL FIRST AND THEN LET THEM CHOOSE.
IF YOU’RE MOVING AND CAN’T TAKE YOUR PET WITH YOU, PLEASE DROP YOUR PET OFF TO YOUR NEAREST SHELTER; DON’T FEEL GUILTY HERE….. IT’S FAR BETTER YOUR PET GOES TO A SHELTER THAN BEING LEFT WHERE IT CAN’T FEND FOR ITSELF, OR JUST STARVED TO DEATH IN YOUR HOUSE.
PLEASE DON’T KEEP CONSTRICTORS (pythons, boas, anacondas etc) WITH MAMMALS. SNAKES ARE GREAT ESCAPERS AND NOT ONLY CAN THEY EAT YOUR OTHER PETS BUT ALSO GET OUT AND HARM OTHERS, OR EVEN KILL SMALL CHILDREN. SNAKES HAVE ALSO BEEN KNOWN TO SUDDENLY KILL THEIR OWNERS. PLEASE BE RESPONSIBLE AND AT LEAST KEEP OTHER SMALLER NON POISONOUS SNAKES….AND PLEASE DON’T RELEASE THESE LARGE SNAKES WHEN YOU ARE NO LONGER ABLE TO LOOK AFTER THEM; TAKE THEM TO A HUMANE SOCIETY SPECIALIZING IN EXOTIC PETS.
"Animals run no risk of going to hell, they are there already" Victor Hugo
I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior. - Hippolyte Taine
Of all God's creatures there is only one that cannot be made the slave of the lash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve man, but it would deteriorate the cat. - Notebook, 1894 - Mark Twain
(There are more who don’t like the cat compared to the dog; the much misunderstood cat is actually not subservient but not independent either; there is a difference. Cats need their humans and other pets around, and don’t like being kept alone in the dark with no sound. If the human behaves like a jerk the cat will lose respect. Generally people who dislike cats either don’t know/understand them (or fear them) or have low self esteem)
Kitten Takes Care Of Her Mom's Corpse | Animal in Crisis EP18 (if anyone says cats are aloof after seeing this then they're not OK in the head)
JSFM Japanese Society of Feline Medicine (JSFM)
IT’S BEEN A WHILE SINCE I WENT TO A SHELTER (I FOUND IT VERY DISTRESSING); THIS ARTICLE INFORMS US SOFT BACKGROUND MUSIC COULD RELAX THE ANIMALS……PLEASE CONSIDER THIS IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY
THE RESCUE ANIMAL MP3 PROJECT (MUSIC FOR ANIMALS IN SHELTERS)
Animals just love music:
Mad Bull Singing Opera In Big Sur California
Dog Singing Classical Music
Elephants Dancing to Violin! Adorable!
12 Bar Blues - Piano Duet with Peter the Elephant - Thailand
Video: Elephants sway in unison to live classical music in zoo
Donkey Loves Sound of Violin
Concert for the sheep
Cat loves music
Dog Singing Classical Music
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