30 May 2017

'End Our Silence' Children 4 Justice UK Film - Replay

Five children from Children 4 Justice explain in their own words how they lost their fathers (and in some cases sisters), in the UK family courts and why they want the law to change to give children a right to see their fathers.

Fine Byzantine Invective: Mazaris To His Friend Holobolos In Hades

: While enduring disgrace in Constantinople in 1414, Mazaris found himself translated to Hades. Byzantines educated in the classics typically went to Hades only after they died. The misplaced Mazaris encountered in Hades his friend the recently deceased imperial secretary Manual Holobolos. Holobolos advised Mazaris to move from Constantinople to the Peloponnese (a region in southern Greece) to become famous and wealthy. When Mazaris returned to his proper place in the upper world, he followed his friend Holobolos’s advice.
Holobolos’s advice led Mazaris to misery. Moving from Constantinople to the Peloponnese would have been like moving from cosmopolitan New York City to the rural hollows of Appalachia. In the Peloponnese, Mazaris experienced even greater poverty and obscurity than he had endured in Constantinople. With bitter invective, he complained about the diverse mixture of Laconians, Italians, Peloponnesians, Slavs, Albanians, Gypsies, and Jews in the Peloponnese:

29 May 2017

“Sickening Cowardice” - Theresa May Must Be Held To Account On The Plight Of Yemen’s Children

By Daniel Read: The death count from the terrorist attack on Manchester’s now sits at twenty two. Over sixty others wounded. The sad toll from an act of shockingly brutal callousness now seems to have thankfully stopped increasing.
True to form various politicians and media pundits have swooped in to give their verdict, some more sincere than others. The notoriously unpleasant Katie Hopkins, having called for a ‘final solution‘ for British Islam, is among the worst. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s plea to actually care for those most aggrieved, now and in the future, is perhaps the most genuine.

Yet it’s Prime Minister May’s verdict that is of particular interest. Branding the intentional targeting of children as “sickening cowardice” (it is) she seems to have made a point only to trip and fall.

UK General Election: Conservatives Outline Domestic Violence Plans For The 51%

Denial of the existence of male victims continues as usual.
Via Jeff, J4MB: This piece on the BBC.
Perhaps with the new commission the Conservatives are proposing, Mike, they will identify that men are also victims in a significant number of cases of DV and should be helped as well.
Sadly, Jeff’s optimism is surely misplaced. Feminists working for Women’s Aid and other organizations in the DV industry are deeply influential in the Home Office and in other relevant government departments. There is no mention in the BBC piece of male victims, and the photograph at the top is of a man’s clenched fist, with a woman cowering in the background. Excerpts:
Ms Rudd [Home Secretary] said: “The fact is that across the country [standards] are varied, and part of [the reason for] this legislation and having a commissioner is to make sure that we raise standards everywhere, so that women [J4MB: our emphasis] get a good service, wherever they are.” [J4MB: Ms Rudd cannot be bothered to even pretend to give a damn about male victims.]

Syria’s Assad Just Explained How The U.S.A. Really Works

By Brandon Turbeville: While Americans endlessly battle each other over seemingly important choices like Clinton and Trump or Democrats and Republicans, it is clear that the majority of the population has little understanding of how the U.S. government operates. Yet, for those who pay the price for the apathy and confusion of the general population of the West, it often becomes stunningly obvious that neither presidents nor political parties in America represent any discernible difference in the ongoing agenda of the Deep State and the rest of the oligarchical apparatus. Indeed, that agenda always marches forward regardless of who is president or which political party is in control.
Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad has thus had the unique position of not only being on the receiving end of American imperialism by virtue of not only being a citizen of a target country but also by being the head of the country, steeped in politics in his own right and thus understanding how certain factors come into play at the national level.

Love Central To Progymnasmata Of Nikephoros Basilakes

: Today, many highly educated persons have little understanding of love. Those persons haven’t been properly educated. In medieval Byzantium, education in persuasive speech centered on love. Particularly influential in Byzantine education were the rhetorical exercises (progymnasmata) of the twelfth-century Byzantine intellectual Nikephoros Basilakes.[1] He was a rhetoric teacher associated with the church of Hagia Sophia and the orthodox patriarch in Constantinople. Basilakes’s progymnasmata draw on both classical and biblical stories of love. For persons wishing to be properly educated about love, Basilakes’s progymnasmata remain eminently worthy of study.
Basilakes forthrightly recognized a wide range of amorous interactions. For example, worldly persons might know what a “golden shower” now means. Drawing upon classical literature, Basilakes recounted that a golden shower came over the virgin Danaë and wet “the great meadow of her beauty.”[2] The story begins with Danaë’s father, who internalized contempt for men’s sexuality, hiding Danaë in a bronze chamber to keep her away from men. But all-seeing Zeus perceived her beauty, beauty which was “like the moon at night, like a rose in bud, like purple in a murex shell, like a pearl in an oyster.” Zeus devised a way to enter Danaë’s bronze chamber:

Student Triggers Feminist Teacher In Classroom

Rekt Feminist Videos: Apparently you can't have your own opinion in school.

Feminist Pow Pow Powerwheels

Turd Flinging Monkey: More from my conversation with theplummer about the Duluth Model and the "power wheel" which is still used to this day.

MenAreGood Responds To Feminist Laci Green

Men Are Good!: Laci Green asked for people's experiences that were key in them viewing feminism in a negative light. Tom responds and tells his story of his early experiences with domestic violence as a therapist and later as the vice chair of the Maryland Commission for Men's Health.

It's A Mad [Feminist] World

Feminism KEK:
Parody Lyrics
All around me are depressing psychos
Holding signs close, Holding a sad pose
Using markers they write down some sad prose
Feigning despair, hoping that you'll care

28 May 2017

Women Are More Violent Towards Their Partners Than Men, Study Finds

By Sophie Goodchild: Bruised and battered husbands have been complaining for years and now the biggest research project of its kind has proved them right. When it comes to domestic confrontation, women are more violent than men.
The study, which challenges the long-standing view that women are overwhelmingly the victims of aggression, is based on an analysis of 34,000 men and women by a British academic. Women lash out more frequently than their husbands or boyfriends, concludes John Archer, professor of psychology at the University of Central Lancashire and president of the International Society for Research on Aggression.
Male violence remains a more serious phenomenon: men proved more likely than women to injure their partners. Female aggression tends to involve pushing, slapping and hurling objects. Yet men made up nearly 40 per cent of the victims in the cases that he studied - a figure much higher than previously reported.

Gold & Silver Now Treated As Money In Arizona!

By Ron Paul Liberty Report staff: Undermining the US Federal Reserve received a major boost yesterday.
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed into law a bill that eliminates capital gains taxes on gold and silver, thus allowing Arizona residents to use precious metals as currency instead of Federal Reserve notes.
Currency competition against the monopolist Fed is starting to unfold. Let’s hope that other states follow in Arizona’s heroic footsteps. There’s no reason to wait for another severe financial crisis to act.
'There is no more justification for forcing individuals to use government-created money than there is for forcing them to drive government-manufactured cars.'
​Read Ron Paul’s statement via The Campaign For Liberty below:
Campaign for Liberty Chairman Ron Paul and Campaign for Liberty President Norman Singleton issued the following statements regarding the Arizona Legislature’s passage — and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey’s signing — of HB 2014. HB 2014 defines gold, silver, and other precious metals as legal tender and exempts them from capital gains taxes, thus allowing Arizona residents to use precious metals instead of Federal Reserve notes.
Dr. Paul testified before the Arizona Senate Finance Committee in support of the bill in March.