"In the wake of the devastating terror attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon one of the programme directors and senior executives of Clear Channel Communications, the largest radio network in the US, created a list of 160 “potentially inappropriate songs”, according to Mark Armstrong who wrote the article ‘ “Imagine” All the Inappropriate Songs’ one week after the attacks.
The list was said to have been distributed to the network’s 1,200 radio stations across the country with the suggestion that the songs should not be played on the air. While rumors initially floated that the list was a corporate mandate, or a cruel hoax, the radio conglomerate insisted that the programme director created and distributed the list on his own initiative."
BEGINNING about 1,100 years ago, what is now California baked in two droughts, the first lasting 220 years and the second 140 years. Each was much more intense than the mere six-year dry spells that afflict modern California from time to time, new studies of past climates show. The findings suggest, in fact, that relatively wet periods like the 20th century have been the exception rather than the rule in California for at least the last 3,500 years, and that mega-droughts are likely to recur...
.... "The assumption they've made for a long time -- that California is subject to droughts of a maximum of seven years -- could be harmful in the long run," he said, because "they have doled out water on that assumption.
"This could be destructive if you get hit with a 9th or a 10th or a 15th year of severe drought."
From Democracy Now - past history of Officer Ben Fields
AMY GOODMAN: I wanted to go to former Army medic Carlos Martin. This is quite amazing. He spoke to NBC about his own interaction with this officer, Ben Fields, back in 2005. This is 10 years ago.
CARLOS MARTIN: I live maybe like four or five miles away from base. I get out my car. I walk to my door. Everything’s normal. As I’m putting the keys in the door, I hear a car peel off. Naturally, my reaction was going to be I was going to turn around to see what was going on in the situation. As I turn around, Officer Ben Fields gets out of the car—I didn’t know his name at the time. He gets out of the car, and the officer is running towards me: "Hey, you! Hey, you! Come here! Come here!" I’m like, "Who? Me?" He was like, "Yeah, you. I’m out here for a noise violation." And I was like, "OK. Well, it couldn’t have been me. I just got home." ...
He asked me for my license and registration. I handed him my license and registration. The problem was, was when I was in Germany, I lost my picture ID. I was an Alaska resident, so Alaska sends you a paper license when you don’t have your picture license. So I gave him my paper license, my German license and my registration. I even pointed out to the fact that on my tags, I still had German tags on my car, because I was just moving to Fort Jackson, South Carolina, where I was stationed. He got a little upset. I guess he didn’t understand the paperwork that I gave him. He was like, "Well, what the hell is this?" I was like, "Dude, if you just calm down, you could see that I have German tags on my car." And he interrupted me in the middle of the conversation, and he was like, "You will not address me as 'dude.' I’m a Richland County officer of the law." I was like, "Well, you addressed me by 'Hey, you.'" He was like, "Well, that’s because I don’t know your name." And I was like, "Well, sir, I don’t know your name, either." And the next thing you know, wham!, he slams me to the ground and starts beating on me, hitting on me, punching me. ...
He takes out his can of mace. He uses the whole can of mace on me. And he became more violent because I didn’t react like the normal civilian. Well, I’m not a normal civilian. In this whole situation, I was in my military uniform. ...
I don’t even blame him. I blame the people who allowed him to do it, because it’s not the first time he did it. He has continuously did it. So it’s just not Officer Fields being wrong, it’s Sheriff Lott, it’s his whole department, who allowed their wild dog to be off the leash, because they knew he was a wild dog from the beginning.
AMY GOODMAN: That is the Army medic Carlos Martin, who was describing his interaction with the same officer in the video at the Spring Valley school, but this was 10 years ago.
For those of you who justify this type of excessive use of police force on this teenage girl: Don't have a bad day at work, talk back to a co-worker or boss or refuse to do your job without a grin on your face, because your company may call the police to have you forcibly removed, violently. How dare you make a personal call during work hours on company property?! How dare you sit at your desk and not give your boss your phone when he demands it?!
Does anyone remember being a moody teenager? Did you listen to everything those in authority demanded of you as a teenager? Have you ever acted "bratty"? It would be the rare person who has never had a defiant moment. Should you have been slammed to the ground and dragged out of a room and then arrested?
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
I don't know what's going to happen to San Francisco over the next 5 years exactly but I can tell you precisely where it's going in the next 50 years. Just look at London or New York in 1890 or Manila and Delhi today and you'll see EXACTLY what is going to happen.
But America was built to be different, right? WE have a constitution that guarantees our rights. Those that created the constitution were trying to get away from what you just described -- a monarchy, aristocracy, elitism, etc. Can't we get back on track with ideals? Maybe not in the next 5 years, but surely within the next 50 years? Is this maybe a momentary hiccup, a "low point" in our journey to even greater freedom, equality, justice and liberty?
Why was she on the phone in the first place? Maybe it was an emergency. Maybe the teacher wouldn't let her out of class to use the phone to call her sick, ailing parent. And maybe she felt justified in using the phone based on reasons we don't understand, as we are not in her shoes. We don't know why she needed to use the phone in the first place or why she chose to use it in the classroom. Maybe her refusing to get up was her defending her rights as a human being, who should be able to use a phone whenever they damn well please, especially if there is an emergency, even in a high school classroom. How about giving her the benefit of the doubt?
i can see where social security, and even real estate could be looked at as a pyramidal model with the Boomers having bought in at the first level of the pyramid.
Okay, Boomer's had good timing. But what is frustrating to those lower down in the pyramid, is when Boomers sit in their $1.2m house that was bought for $25k in 1975 and bitch about how they worked so hard for what they have. That they deserve their pension, and their social security check, and on top of it, their ability to make time and a half working part time as a "consultant" or as an "on-call" in their old job. And obviously, other generations are not working so hard, or they could be just like the Boomers. Not only that, Boomers jeer and make snide remarks about those that don't have as much -- just look at this thread.
This behavior is perplexing to me as a Gen Xer. It amazes me constantly how shockingly selfish their behavior can be, even now. It's getting to the point that I have to take their underlying tendency to extreme selflishness into consideration for every Boomer I meet, especially within any business transaction. I wish I'd figured this out years ago as it would have saved me a lot of trouble.
I don't know which group is the bigger bunch of assholes.
The Millennials had for the most part Boomer parents. This is extremely unfortunate for them, because not only did the Boomers destroy America politically, economically and socially, they psychologically screwed up their millennial children. Instead of actually parenting these kids -- setting a good example, giving them healthy boundaries and parameters for behavior, etc., they instead were busy being their children's "friends", allowing the child to be the parent, and when that failed, medicating them. Imagine having the most selfish parents who can't see past their noses -- how do you think you'd turn out?
Of course the Millennials are confused. Hopefully we will see them come out of this Boomer generated fog-of-confusion and understand how they've been completely screwed by those that profess to "love" them. If a Boomer's love is destroying their children's future then I can't imagine what their hatred is capable of.
"A San Francisco firefighter has been trying for two years to move his mother-in-law into a building he owns where he lives, but he can't get a tenant to leave. This is a case study about the other side of the rent crisis, and this battle has become very nasty.
There are many stories about landlords taking advantage of tenants and jacking up their rent. But consider what this firefighter's lawyer says: that the pendulum has swung too far in favor of tenants, and small property owners are having a tough time controlling their own buildings..."
Not so fast, Zillow; Redfin says Bay Area real estate is hotter than ever
Not so fast, Zillow — a recent report from the real estate data company showing that the Bay Area is experiencing a cooling housing market is off the mark, rival home data cruncher Redfin said.
San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area remains one of the nation’s hottest markets, according to a report this week from Redfin. “There’s just 1.5 months of supply in the Bay Area, a sign that there’s not nearly enough inventory to meet demand,” said Rachel Musiker, a Redfin spokesperson. “The results are bidding wars and escalating prices."
Redfin data, which tracks MLS home sales, inventory and prices, showed that in July, 77.3 percent of homes sold in the Bay Area sold for above list price. The average sale-to-list price ratio was 108.7 percent. That's in direct contrast to Zillow (NASDAQ: Z)’s report earlier this week pointing to a Bay Area-wide cooling trend....
...In San Francisco, Redfin agent Mark Colwell said he isn't seeing any type of slowdown. In fact, competition is just as fierce as it has been in the past few years, which has forced many buyers to give up on the city and “try the East Bay instead.”
“San Francisco remains very hot, but I do think we’re starting to and will see a cap on prices,” said Colwell. “It’s going to vary by property type and neighborhood. You can buy a one-bedroom condo for $1.4 million. That price may continue to creep up a bit, but I don’t think we’ll be paying more than $2 million for one in the near future.”
Redfin agent Tom Hendershot in Oakland said that although competition is a bit less intense than it was a few months ago, homes there are regularly selling above their asking price. That trend can be a double-edged sword. Redfin agents in San Francisco report that it’s also turning some buyers off.
“Even those who can afford to pay escalating prices don’t want to overpay for a home and they don’t want to buy at the top of the market,” said Musiker. “Redfin agents are reporting that buyers are getting choosier about how high they are willing to go, and about which homes they’re willing to buy at those prices.
Wow. It's surprising. You are actually blaming women for causing wars and on top of that blaming them for not ending wars. Amazing logic, I have to say. I don't want to believe this site ihas become contaminated with such levels of hatred and fear, but it's true. And sad.
"Women are genetically self-centered. Their biology demands it and short of genetic engineering, (and an impossible societal realization) they will always be like this:
Where men fit into the picture is that they are really good at providing stuff and survival. Men are coveted because a woman, who again is focused on herself and nothing else, can incorporate him into her ego and will be enhanced by him.
Now in Western society we give women the illusion of self-sufficiency, which in turn gives women the illusion that they don't need men, which results in completely broken relationships. Absent the need for food, shelter, and protection, women will ONLY care about their one remaining need which is reproduction by the best possible sperm donor.
The best possible sperm donor is almost always a sociopath who is very proficient at getting women pregnant but nothing else. LITERALLY nothing else since the selection criteria at this stage is so focused on a reproductive numbers game that other activities, such as obtaining food or money or shelter is a waste of resources.
Young pretty women are sold a gigantic lie that they can be competent capitalists who can conquer the world.
In reality they are often promoted so the boss can get a better look at her tits and thrown off the corporate ladder when they aren't fun to play with anymore. I know it sounds incredible, however modern technological America makes most office jobs idiot proof to the point where anyone can do them, and rich men like having pretty employees. This is while America's colleges are saturated with 40-something single women. This is why the recession hit men the hardest while young women were still able to find jobs.
I think the goal should be to treat men and woman equally under the law. Then many problems will sort themselves out.
1. No child support orders without marriage under any circumstances.
2. Financial support is voluntary and a decision to be made by men at birth, just like women enjoy today.
3. Eliminate no-fault divorce in every state.
4. Rape convictions in the absence of corroborating evidence should be made illegal. It is not possible for a he said/she said trial to result in "beyond a reasonable doubt" no matter how credible the woman's testimony.
5. Women making false rape accusations should face the same penalty the man would have faced had she been successful.
6. Rape shield laws protecting a woman's identity should be abolished. The right to face one's accuser is a right as old as civilization.
7. Rape between a man and his wife should be outlawed. Rape is a special class of battery that involves lack of sexual consent. There has been an implied consent in marriage for thousands of years. Forcible rape within marriage can still be tried as battery.
8. All forms of "consent" rape should be abolished. This includes a woman willfully getting drunk or drugged and consenting to sex.
9. Denial of sex within a marriage is not only grounds for divorce, but grounds for a finding of fault and penalties.
10. Presumption of women being the custodial parent should be abolished for children over 6.
11. The age of consent in all states should be lowered to 16 and the age of consent to marry with parental endorsement should be lowered to 14.
12. Prostitution should be legalized as it is in most of the world.
13. Pretend cyber-sex with a 40-year old man pretending to be a 15-year old horny girl should be decriminalized and Chris Hansen should be castrated.
14. Any form of presumption that a man might be a pervert in the presence of children will be abolished. Men will no longer be denied access to Legoland, removed from sitting next to children on airplanes, or locked up for taking cute nude pictures of their daughters. They will enjoy the same protected class status as women. I think the epidemic of female pedophile teaches has proven that this discrimination is pointless and stupid.
This nightmare to the modern feminist would only take is back to around 1960. I would suggest that further societal changes would be necessary however at least men would then be considered equal under the law instead of scapegoats for all the destructive behavior women are responsible for.
and finally, the women are not useless statement:
Yeah I'm not on board with the whole "women are useless" nonsense. I'm not a misogynist"
Do any of you Modern Male Victims of Feminism wonder why there are no posters on this site who claim they are women except Elliemae and TurtleDove? (who barely post anymore) They are GONE DADDY GONE! The woman bashing is pretty bad. Shockingly so. Really.
Please provide links illustrating the performance of homeopathic medicines in randomized clinical studies.
Since you apparently are google-challenged and unable to search for "homeopathy, randomized clinical studies", I will give you one link. You can check the references for titles of the actual studies, which you can find yourself.
From the article:
Overall summary of trial findings, 1950–2014
During this period, there were 104 eligible RCT papers published in homeopathy. Only 32 RCTs (31%) of the 104 papers have studied individualised homeopathy; each of the other 72 papers (69%) has studied non-individualised homeopathy (i.e. selected a single homeopathic medicine for investigation).
Of the 104 papers in total, 43 (41%) reported positive findings; 5 (5%) were negative; 56 (54%) were non-conclusive.
The 104 papers represent placebo-controlled research in a total of 61 different medical conditions. In 22 of those conditions, there has been replicated research (i.e. there have been two or more trials); for each of the other 39 conditions there are singleton RCTs. Though some account is taken here of the intrinsic quality of the research, this important matter of quality is reflected prominently in the BHA’s ongoing programme of systematic reviews.
This is where you are mistaken, Indiana. When you replace real medicine to treat a serious illness with something that does not work, you are risking your life
You got to be kidding me. If something doesn't work, then you try something else. Are you saying after trying one medicine which may not work for them, people give up all hope and let themselves sink into death?
Also, no one is saying if there is a serious illness not to consider ALL options, including allopathic medicine.
The sooner we get something like that here in the US the sooner we can start realizing $15,000 for a regiment of St Johns Wart.
Better $15k for St. Johns Wort vs. $25K for SSRI's and the risk of suicide
Treating depression with antidepressants may improve the condition, but may increase the risk of suicide. Physicians recommend treatment when the clinical need outweighs the risk.
Prescribing antidepressants has become common practice, with 164 million prescriptions written for antidepressants in 2008. Sales of SSRIs, specifically, increased by 32 percent from 2000 to 2004, to a combined total of $10.9 billion.
Unfortunately, SSRIs, a relatively new class of antidepressants, have been associated with an increased risk of suicide. In tests of Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Celexa, Lexapro and Luvox on children with major depressive disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and other psychiatric disorders, about 4 percent of patients experienced suicidal thinking, behavior or attempts. In the placebo group, 2 percent of the participants experienced similar problems.
Antidepressants have also been linked to akathisia, which is extreme restlessness and an inability to sit still. The discomfort can be so great that suicide becomes a welcome alternative to feeling this type of agitation. Sometimes akathisia is misdiagnosed as worsening depression, so medication dosage is increased, causing the restlessness to persist.
At least one antidepressant can have a stimulant effect similar to amphetamines, which can lead to suicide. A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) official responsible for evaluating adverse drug effects during the approval process of Prozac repeatedly warned that the drug could have this effect.
Tovichpeter - Question: Why do you have such a negative opinion of homeopathy? You've posted multiple articles attacking homeopathy. Homeopathic treatment does no harm nor have any detrimental effect on anyone. It CAN help people, and in the worst case scenario, it just doesn't work for them.
Brief History of Homeopathy
Homeopathy has been practiced in the United States for over 175 years.
Homeopathy is the preferred medicine by members of the Royal Family in England
and homeopathy is widely prescribed by physicians in Europe and Asia.
Homeopathy has had an opportunity to prove its effectiveness in times of epidemics and contagious diseases.
For example, during the cholera epidemics in Europe during the 1830's, homeopathic doctors had a recovery of 80%
of their patients. This compared to conventional doctors' 50% recovery rate.
For people who use Homeopathy, it is only natural to ask what does Homeopathy offer
in our modern and uncertain times? Dr. Skye Weintraub, author of Natural Healing with Cell Salts
states that the first line of defense is to have a healthy, vibrant immune system.
Dr. Weintraub tells us that one way to enhance our immune system and be healthier
is through the use of homeopathic remedies. For information on using homeopathy
with our current threats of epidemics with Ebola, Hanta Virus, Whooping Cough,
Lyme Disease, flesh eating strep..., see Homeopathy Healing by Eileen Nauman.
In 1850, a homeopathic college was founded in Ohio due to homeopathic success rates during the
cholera epidemics in the United States. Educated doctors abandoned bloodletting and
administering large doses of poisons to purge the body. Doctors now began to use homeopathic
remedies as a safe and more effective treatment against yellow fever, typhoid, and scarlet fever.
By 1900, 100 homeopathic hospitals existed. Popularity of homeopathy in all classes of society encouraged
the development of 22 homeopathic medical schools, and the opening of over 1000 homeopathic pharmacies.
Over 20% of doctors during this period considered themselves homeopaths.
Lectures on Materia Medica contains James Kent lectures on homeopathic philosophy from this active period in homeopathy.
Dr. Kent spoke on how to effectively use homeopathic remedies.
The American Medical Association (AMA) was beginning its strong hold in medicine. Conventional
medicine never ceased its attack on homeopathy. Dr. McCormack in the early 1900's said,
"We must admit that we have never fought the homeopath on community and got the business."
The Carnegie Foundation in 1910 issued a report sanctioning allopathic (conventional) medical schools.
At the same time condemning homeopathic schools. This was based on the premise that homeopathic teachers
were also practicioners and that courses in pharmacology were taught.
With newer medicines and $350 million being poured into allopathic medicine and hospitals by John D. Rockefeller,
homeopathic schools began to close due to lack of support and money.
Homeopathy continues to struggle. This is due in part to state laws and the AMA.
The current laws for licensing force physicians to practice according to acceptable and prevailing standards.
Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843) is considered the Father of Homeopathy.
A physician, scholar, teacher and scientist in Germany.
Hahnemann coined the term "homeopathy" from Greek terms, meaning similar suffering,
to denote the basic law of similars.
This discovery of the law of similar came with his experiments with Cinchona bark.
The Cinchona experiments soon followed with experiments by himself and others using many other substances.
The experiments and symptoms produced by the substances were documented as "provings".
See Principles and Laws of Homeopathy for further discussion.
These principles and laws explain why homeopathy is so safe and natural,
while strengthening the immune system and allowing our bodies to balance and heal.
Homeopathy works equally well for both viruses and for bacterial infections.
Homeopathic medicine was first used for a wide-scale epidemic in 1801 when Samuel
Hahnemann MD, observed that a child who was being treated with a homeopathic preparation
of belladonna resisted scarlet fever even though all three siblings were affected. Wondering
whether the belladonna had acted prophylactically, Hahnemann began giving it to children in
other families when the first ones fell ill, and he found it to be protective despite a 90% attack rate
among the untreated. The method was accepted by the regular doctors and the Prussian government.
The father of Homeopathy, Samuel Hahnemann, was the first man to conceive that the
products of disease could be used in the cure of diseases. His preparation, Psorinum, was
the first vaccine to be made.:--T.T.M. Dishington (1928)
Dorothy Shepherd in the book, More Magic of the Minimum Dose, writes, "What do homoeopaths
want immunizing substances for? We have got much better agents which have been used clinically
and proved many years before immunization was even thought of. We call them nosodes."