4 Oct 2014

My Mother Abused My Father And Me - In Her Own Words

It is Day 4 of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. “Marian” shares her story of horrific abuse at the hands of her mother. Marian wasn’t her mother’s only victim. Her mother also brutalized her father.
By If I could draw my mother on a paper, would I split her into two people. One would be happy, joyful, and kind, while the other would be angry, harsh, and cruel, with the figure rotating at a mere minutes’ notice.
When I was five years of age, I had a bad habit of slamming the car door hard . Mom would tell me from time to time to stop until one day she made me stick out my hand for her. She slapped it so hard that it was red for about ten minutes afterward.
At age eight, I developed a case of the chicken pox. My mother insisted on taking me with her for errands. She actually stuck me in the daycare center at the YMCA, despite my having a contagious disease! I told the daycare worker that I was sick with chicken pox, and my mother had to come retrieve me. She yelled at me in the car for not keeping quiet about it until we arrived at the mall. While there, we bumped into my grandmother. My grandmother, outraged, threatened to take full custody of me on the spot if my mother did not take me home to rest.
During my seventeenth year, my mother’s parents and brother passed away, and her temper, as a result, worsened. When I couldn’t find a date for prom, she called me a fat loser, and slapped me so hard that she split my lip. My father told me not to tell my grandparents about it, despite the fact that I nearly broke down in front of my grandmother over it. Mom would notice my lip from time to time while I was applying makeup, and comment on it, asking me what I did to mess up my face.”

My Jewish Bloodlines

How The ISIS Theatre Of Murder Was Born - Heathcote Williams

Stop the War Coalition: David Cameron says he is "standing firm and will not be cowed" by ISIS barbarity. Poet Heathcote Williams responds. Montage and narration by Alan Cox.

The Truth About Richard Nixon

Stefan Molyneux: Richard Nixon was a controversial United States president during the Cold War against the Soviet Union. Even though he was re-elected after a landslide victory in 1972, he became the only president in US history to resign from office. Why?
Watergate. A word that has become synonymous with the Nixon administration.
Indeed, the president's abuse of power shocked America - spying, harassing political enemies, silencing critics and fighting to keep his darkest secrets away from the public eye.
Even though he ended the American involvement in the Vietnam War, was Nixon actually a peacemaker? How are the Vietnam War and the Watergate scandal related?
If you think Watergate was a scandal, you don't know anything about Richard Nixon.

Sun Tzu and the Cost of War

What if military strategy was timeless?
: Sun Tzu was a Chinese military general, strategist and philosopher, and is credited to have written “The Art of War”, a seminal treatise on managing conflict and warfare. It is uncertain when he actually lived, but some traditional historians date his lifetime to 544–496 BC.
The Art of War discusses military strategy within the wider context of public administration, politics and planning. Organized in thirteen chapters, the text outlines theories of battle, but also advocates diplomacy and cultivating relationships with other nations as essential to the health of a state. For centuries, it has been regarded as the definite reading for strategists and warriors of all types.
Sun Tzu’s work remains highly influential to this day. An internet search with his name produces over 10 million hits; in recent years there have been several best-selling translations and books applying the strategies to different fields, including negotiation, leadership and business.
So influential in fact that certain authors claim China’s leaders follow a modern adaptation of his principles as they seek to transform their country into a world superpower in the 21 century. Exactly at a time when the Western Establishment seems to be very busy brushing them aside.

Financial Ebola - Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert with John Perkins

"Humans have given in to collective autism."
Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss life imitating art as markets, economies and populations transforming into Kafkaesque giant vermin unrecognisable to the men and women we once were.

ECB Meets in Naples & Riots Breakout

By : The European Central Banksters (ECB) say they met in Naples to celebrate Europe’s diversity. The ECB capo di tutti capi Mario Draghi defends the ECB insisting that it helped fix the crisis, amid anti-austerity demonstrations in Italy that have rocked Naples.

Renegade Agent Tells All - NSA CIA Whistleblower - The FKN Newz

The Importance Of Fathers - MANstream

"I feel like I'm a duck being raised by a chicken!"
Paul Elam: Often in the men’s movement we speak of the injustice that men and their children so often face in the family court system, and about the deep wounding caused by the severing of the father-child bond resulting from those injustices. While this is happening we see a culture that is ever questioning the importance of fathers in the lives of their children. Answers have not exactly been forthcoming, though to many the answers are obvious. 
Fathers matter, and a great deal.

GRAND IDENTITY THEFT - VERSION H2O Irish Water Wars - Big Data - Privatization

The leveraging possible against the added value linked to the Data Collection by Irish Water is phenomenal and the knock on effect for derivatives staggering. Hence Irish Water is worth so much more with PPS numbers attached than without. I wonder which of the politician’s friends are waiting to reap the rewards of such a lucrative asset as the entire social security data of a whole nation. This grand identity theft far outweighs the paltry couple of billion to be made from providing a water utility. 
By Dublin Eileen: The BBC has been reporting on the Irish Water Wars of 2014 . This relates to protests being staged, mainly in working class communities and online, in response to a Troika led austerity measure to introduce water metering and charges. As outlined in a previous article the Troika threatened to blow up the Irish economy if the state did not pay for the gambling losses of private bank investors. There is more to this than meets the eye. Water supply in Ireland, our most abundant natural resource , has always been centrally funded through income tax and VAT. Lets be fair, the Emerald Isle is awash with H20, dealing with flooding as opposed to drought in this time of climate change. Water, now under the auspices of a new Utility Company Irish Water, is going onto the balance sheet as a public asset with the eyes of private investors greedily awaiting the day this cash cow will be sold off.

Third World USA! - Former Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy

"We are looking at the workforce of a third world country with the vast bulk of the jobs in low-pay domestic service jobs."
By Paul Craig Roberts: The Bureau of Labor Statistics headline this morning reads: “Payroll employment increases by 248,000 in September; unemployment rate declines to 5.9%.”
How can this be? As I reported yesterday, US corporations are investing in buying back their own stocks, not in new business ventures that produce new jobs. http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/10/02/poverty-report-contradicts-gdp-claims-paul-craig-roberts/
According to the Census Bureau’s Poverty Report, US real median family income has declined to the level of twenty years ago. http://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2014/demo/p60-249.pdf
Consumer credit and real retail sales are not growing. Construction is limited to rental units. Construction shows 16,000 new jobs, half of which are “specialty trade contractors” or home remodelers.

Jeremy Clarkson And His BBC Program Crew Got Stoned In Argentina

The cast and crew of BBC motoring program 'Top Gear' have been forced to flee from Argentina after a furious crowd hurled stones at them over their insulting colonialist behaviour.
Orwellian UK regulator BANNED Press TV: Reports said on Friday that the people began throwing rocks at one of the vehicles of state-funded BBC’s "Top Gear" program.
According to local newspapers and residents, H982 FKL, the registration plate of a Porsche present at the location, was a reference to the 1982 Malvinas war in which Argentina attempted and failed to capture the Britain colonial held island chain that the British refer to as the Falklands.
"It was an outright provocation," said Cesar Gonzalez, the head of the Malvinas war veteran center in Rio Grande, southern Argentina.
"Their license plate had the number 982, an allusion to the war (1982) and the letters FLK for the Falklands. It was a mockery to us all," he added.