27 May 2018

Juno Disparaged Minerva And Venus: Some Difficulties Of Sisterhood

Juno, wife of Jove
: Juno, Minerva, and Venus all belonged to the sisterhood of women. They also were closely related. Minerva was Juno’s step-daughter and niece. The father of Juno’s husband had castrated his father, whose genitals fell into the sea and formed Venus. What could be more empowering for womanly solidarity? Yet when it came to having Paris judge their beauty, these three sisters were at each other’s throats. 
In addressing Paris and his judgment, Juno emphasized her queenly position. She described herself as the “bride of great Jove {magni nupta Iovis}.” Jove was titular ruler of the stars, while his brothers Neptune and Pluto nominally were in charge of the seas and the underworld, respectively. Juno proudly proclaimed her status as wife of Jove. Yet, within gynocentric society, she also rightly understood herself to be the actual ruler of all:
I myself, am Jove’s
only love, the one who guides the laws of the triple realms,
who am obeyed by Neptune’s wave, and shades of Hell
and stars of Jove — yet I won’t anger, if judged by you,
a mortal man, since I’ll not return to Jove less loved,
if a human, in doubt of Juno’s beauty, delays.

An Open Letter To Terri Reilly, CEO Relationships Australia

By : Following is a reproduction of an open letter to be sent to Terri Reilly, Chief Executive Officer, Relationships Australia WA by the President of the Australian Men’s Rights Association Inc (AMRA).
Ms Reilly, Relationships Australia WA (hereafter RAWA) bills itself as having a vision to:

Better lives for all Western Australians, their families and their communities, within a society that is inclusive, responsive and supportive of all, and where strong, healthy relationships are promoted and valued.
Recent media reports suggest that RAWA may be conducting its activities without the benefit of research covering the full scope of intimate partner violence (IPV) and domestic violence (DV). This disadvantages not just men who are victims of DV/IPV but women who are victims of DV/IPV as well. It is important that an organisation like RAWA uses the best available research on intimate partner violence and domestic violence to underpin its work. This letter contains a brief overview but I trust it encourages staff at your organisation to review research on the subject matter.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) can be broadly divided in to two categories.

Judge Orders Orwellian Media Blackout ~ Tommy Robinson Arrested Outside UK Court And Jailed For 13 Months

By Tyler Durden: UK activist and English Defence Leage founder Tommy Robinson was arrested on Friday outside of Leeds Crown Court for reporting on a pedophile grooming trial. Within six hours of his arrest, Robinson was handed a 13 month prison term for violating a prior suspended sentence for a similar offense, while media outlets were banned from covering the incident by the court - with several removing reports which had already been published.
Footage shows Robinson, 35, being arrested while livestreaming to his Facebook page outside the courthouse. He can be heard shouting to a friend "Please, George, get me a solicitor, I’m on a suspended sentence, you see."
A big police van with about seven police officers pulled up and arrested [Robinson] and told him to stop live streaming,” Robinson’s producer told RT (before their article (archived) was scrubbed from the internet). “They said it was incitement and a breach of the peace,
“No peace has been breached – there were two other people there and he’s been perfectly quiet talking into his phone. [The police] said nothing about the court proceedings. It’s very strange.”
Disturbingly, the judge who sentenced Robinson, Geoffrey Marson QC, ordered an Orwellian media blackout - which resulted in several publications deleting their articles from the web covering Robinson's arrest.

JSIL PM: Palestinians "Died" While Israel Showed Restraint!

"Syrian Observatory For Human Rights" Is Run By UK MI6

On Sources And Information
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
By Moon Of Alabama: The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights (SOHR) claims to be a one person shop in Coventry, Britain. But that is only the front story. It is part of a larger organization and the intelligence infrastructure used to wage war on Syria.
A few commentators have recently criticized that I used SOHR as a source in some of my pieces. Here is why.
SOHR is not a pure propaganda operation like the White Helmets are. It is relatively truthful in its reporting of events and casualties in Syria. The total casualty count of the war SOHR gives is likely too high due to some estimates it uses in its bottom numbers. But an early check of its detailed accounts showed that its reports from incidents on the ground were mostly correct.
SOHR's numbers have been quoted by about every news outlet in the world, usually in pro-rebel propaganda pieces. But it is not the observatory that turns the information it collects into propaganda. The media do that when they quote SOHR without the necessary caveats or when they disregard it where its information contradicts the official story. The examples below show that this is now often the case.

Ha’aretz Reports On Jewish State Ties To Trump Probe

There are billionaires aplenty with Kremlin ties who funneled political contributions to Donald Trump and top Republican leaders. So many are Israel lobbyists, Netanyahu cronies, and well-connected Jewish oligarchs — could it all be just one big coincidence? Read two articles below: 
Ha’aretz reports on Israeli ties to Trump ProbeRobert Muller’s probe into Trump’s ties with Russia has unearthed a cache of rich and powerful men and women, all of whom share several traits: they are, or are closely linked to major Jewish and/or Israeli and/or Russian players 
#1 – Analysis: The Countless Israeli Connections to Mueller’s Probe of Trump and Russia
By Chemi Shalev: The Israeli media usually takes scant interest in Robert Mueller’s investigations. It prefers to dwell on Donald Trump’s supposedly pro-Israeli policies. Last week’s report in the New York Times about the participation of Joel Zamel, the Australian-born “Israeli specialist in social media manipulation,” in an August 3, 2016 meeting at Trump Tower in New York was an exception to the rule. The FBI, the Times reported, had even come to Israel to search the offices of Zamel’s company. Here was a direct Israeli link to the scandal that has bewitched much of America since Trump was first elected.
The moment of fleeting interest was followed up by a report, published by Walla! News, that another Israeli-based company called Inspiration, run by former IDF intelligence officers, had been employed by a super PAC that supported Trump’s election.

Norman Finkelstein: Palestinians Have The Right To Break Free Of The “Unlivable” Cage That Is Gaza

"Gaza is the only place on earth where the place is unlivable and the people can't move, they can't leave, they're trapped! ...Two million people, half of whom are children, are trapped, caged in an unlivable space where they are, "Slowly being poisoned!""

Free Debt Lunch

Max and Stacy discuss the free debt lunch world subsidized by investors and central banks seeking or enabling monopoly pricing powers. In the second half, Max interviews the co-founder of Satoshi Labs and the Trezor hardware wallet, Alena Vranova. They talk bitcoin security, maximalism and charity.

Mapping The Tsunami Of Suicides Across America - 3 Out Of 4 Around 30,000 Per Year Are Men And Boys

By Tyler Durden: Suicide is a very complicated public health issue, influenced by demographic characteristics, socioeconomic factors, as well as health- and crime-related factors. Since the Great Financial Crisis (GFC), a tsunami of suicides has swept across America, making it the tenth leading cause of death, and in 2015, accounted for more than 44,000 deaths.
Understanding the geographic patterns of suicide can better inform the nation that something is not quite right.
Although government researchers have presented state-level trends in suicide rates, data at the county-level has been widely overlooked. The ‘County-Level Trends in Suicide Rates in the U.S., 2005–2015‘ report, issued by a team of researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) used county-level changes in suicide rates to examine geographic trends and identify urban-rural patterns in these type of deaths from 2005 to 2015.
Above right map of nationwide increase in suicide rates at the county level from 2005 to 2015,
click on image to enlarge.