Human Rights Council – Internet Access

“The internet is a tool which contributes to the “progress of humankind as a whole” and should be available to all. In the final document [PDF] presented to the Human Rights Council this week, he concluded that the removal of an individual’s internet access should only take place in “few, exceptional and limited circumstances prescribed by human rights law” “Global interconnectedness is lethal against mass religion, nationalism, racism and other destructive memeplexes. Let us connect everybody: they hate it in restrictive regimes”. “Dwight Gilbert Jones writes that Humanism may be the only philosophy likely to be adopted by our species as a whole – it is thus incumbent on inclusive Humanists to not place unwarranted or self-interested conditions on its prospective adherents, nor associate it with religious acrimony” And, Humanists call for EHRC Chair Trevor Phillips to apologise, following ‘sectarian and divisive’ statements @ And, “These basic decisions by our species in the near-term are critical,” says Jones,“And thereafter the proper study of mankind is Man. Humanism is a wonderful global philosophy, and what your neighbor thinks about religion is a personal matter.” ‘Science is not my God’ – “Are atheists hypocrites for condemning the faith of the religious, yet having an equally strong faith in the power of science?” Advanced US politics === News – 1 new result for [progressive family philosophy] === Wikinews interviews US Libertarian presidential candidate RJ Harris
Continuing my education in Philosophy and Law when time, convenience and
the rigors of leading a family easily could have dissuaded me. …
<> Critical – “These basic decisions by our species in the near-term are critical,” says Jones “and thereafter the proper study of mankind is Man”. “The oceans are in a worse state than previously suspected, according to an expert panel of scientists. In a new report, they warn that ocean life is “at high risk of entering a phase of extinction of marine species unprecedented in human history” Another Google Alert [progressive family philosophy] “Her dream was to make Pakistan what Quaid-e-Azam dreamt it to be. A modern, democratic and progressive state with no room for religious extremism, intolerance or discrimination of caste, colour or creed” Benazir Bhutto And, ‘A scary, with the chilly cold up the spine awful backwardness (fundamentalism – Palin) shown in the female Republican bids for the US presidency in 2012,  “Ms Bachmann said she was announcing her candidacy because she was “so profoundly grateful for the blessing I have received, both from God and this great country” “David Cameron’s Big Society? Well, actually, economist E. F. Schumacher thought of it first, forty years ago, and his daughters have recently been invited to No 10 to discuss their father’s ideas. This summer marks the birth centenary of Fritz Schumacher, seminal author of the newly re-published “Small is Beautiful – Economics as if people mattered”. And a long-lost recording of one of his public lectures given at the Findhorn spiritual community in Scotland in October 1976, has just been lovingly restored. The recording, now broadcast for the first time, is a revelation. Quite simply, just months before his sudden death, Fritz is on fire! He is relaxed, inspirational, extraordinarily witty, and highly prescient. “The economic party is over,” he says, “we’re just left with the washing up. At the height of our achievements, we’re bankrupt. Our civilisation is experiencing the second fall of man and must get up again.” Jonathon Porritt examines how the philosophy of this German exile, described as “one of the few original thinkers of the 20th Century”, is now being taken seriously in British government circles, even to the extent of unwittingly helping today’s Prime Minister shape his ideas for Big Society. It also reveals how Cameron’s predecessor, Margaret Thatcher, was a Schumacher fan – but only up to a point – and how Schumacher championed the now fashionable concepts of well-being measurement, localism, and volunteerism. Contributors include: Satish Kumar of the Schumacher College and George McRobie (with whom he pioneered the Intermediate Technology Development Group), Findhorn members who were present at his1976 talk, economist Wilfred Beckerman (author of Small is Stupid), and members of Schumacher’s family. Producer: Chris Eldon Lee. A Culture Wise production for BBC Radio 4

“Whatever the case, it can no longer be doubted that earliest man stands closer to present-day man from the evolutionary and biological aspects animals known today (including the ‘highest apes’), and that the quality of early man’s mental accomplishments separates him from other animals and binds him fundamentally to present day humans.” Unity of Art and Science ‘The Ascent of Man’ J Bronowski “Why is thought, being a secretion in the brain, more wonderful than gravity and the property of matter? It is our arrogance…our admiration of ourselves” Charles Darwin (1809-1882) And about values, “What I wish to suggest is that values may be obtained from knowledge and the more comprehensive our knowledge, the more worthwhile are our values likely to be. The great Dr.Bronowski wrote, “I believe that science can create values and will create them precisely as literature does, by looking into the human personality, by discovering what divides it and what cements it”. Science is not technology. Science is a Latin word meaning knowledge. One of Bronowski’s great achievements was to show the unity of art and science” And, Trident Missiles. Bombs and Government’s ‘members’ – Labour Government. Sex: Sex Shops and Philosophy! 100 Million or more deaths It is the fundamentalists every where who confuse the symbolism of religion (requiring constant re-interpretation) with the certainties attributed to science, and who thereby, transpose symbols into a false certainty, seeking moral and spiritual refuge in a reversion to tenets and premises, long since bereft of any useful significance. In the contemplation of all this, one arrives at the disturbing conception that the destiny of the monotheistic religions may have reached its apogee (climax). By separating good from evil, Heaven from Hell, and Creation from Destruction (organically, continuous and simultaneous), together with the apparently insoluble dilemma of a good, omnipotent god, being responsible for evil. Religions have unwittingly spelt out the basic premise for the progress of science. It is the inescapable presence of the nuclear bomb, proving the common denominator in the fusion of matter, and energy, which has finally vindicated the unitary claim of monotheism, in its own terrible terms. The bomb, with its menacing power, bids fair to become the new idol and is equivalent to the petrified fertility symbol, the lingam (dick – phallus) in Hindu temples. The intrinsic oneness of both lingam, and bomb, containing in the lingam the numberless seeds of procreation (sex), and in the bomb the numberless atoms released into destruction, are very potent symbols. Here indeed are two facets. The beliefs preceding the monotheistic, generally referred to as pagan, and animist, with their worship of all life inherent in nature and man, and the other, the bomb, inimical to life, and yet, paradoxically, god like. Here indeed, are our two oneness’s, awaiting synthesis (the combination of components to make a connected whole). Yehudi Menuhin, Article 1989. So, to the, The (learned) Translators – Early Description – Sexuality (all types of; inc – hermaphroditic) “The only violence I predict will be in the imagination’, Heracles went on. ‘Both men and women will be able to read and write (knowledge from the internet), and will form guilds of learned translators who will edit and decipher the works of our contemporaries. And, as they translate the writings left by others, they will find out about the world before the reign of reason. Neither you nor I will see it, Crantor, but man is advancing towards Reason, not Instict.’ Dear Friend, Guess what? I just signed a petition with Global Zero to call on world leaders to cut nukes, not the things we desperately need. Will you join me? FACT: politicians plan to spend $1 TRILLION globally in the next decade on nukes! These weapons are senseless and dangerous remains of the cold war that do not address today’s actual security threats.
How can they justify spending that much on nuclear weapons at the same time that budgets for vital things like education, jobs, healthcare, and more are being slashed?
Please join me in signing the petition calling on world leaders to cut nukes, not the things that matter most. Let’s tell them to get their priorities straight.  Thanks! “Crantor drank kyon (wine and sugar – drink of the cult/religion); Cerebus (his mad dog) and Crantor had their throats cut in a cave where the cult/religion of Lykaion (sacrifice) held horrific ceremonies.’ He (Antisus, young and very outstandingly beautiful) didn’t want his involvement to become known (in the cult/religion) – he had to think of his family… and the Academy … It would be terrible. I (Heracles) said I didn’t know if I could do as he asked. Breathless, eyes lowered, he came seductively close and whispered to me, deliberate slowing his words, his sentences. He promised me many favours, for, he said, he knew how to be agreeable to men. I smiled calmly and said: “Antisus, you don’t have to do this.”  His only answer was to tear the fibulae from his chiton in two “quick” movements, so that the garment dropped to the floor. I said “quick” movements, but they seemed very slow… I suddenly understood how he could unleash passions and make even the most sensible (man or women) lose their head. I felt his perfumed breath on my face and moved away. I said: “Antisus, as I see it, we have two quite distinct matters: on one hand, your incredible beauty; and on the other, my duty to ensure justice is done. Reason dictates that I admire the former and comply with the latter, not the other way around.” (Antisus standing motionless, wearing nothing but his crown of ivy and garland of flowers). Slightly condensed from, ‘The Athenian Murders’ by Jose Carlos Somosa.

“As protesters continue to take to the streets of the Greek capital over the government’s tough austerity package, police are turning to more drastic measures to stop the demonstrations which have now become an everyday part of Athenian life” In the Gutter, and Why? ”We will take over their land, resources and wealth to exercise total control over them. We will deceive them into accepting laws that will steal the little freedom they will have. We will establish a monetary system that will imprison them forever, keeping them and their children in debt. When they shall band together, we shall accuse them of crimes and present a different story to the world for we shall own all the media. We will use our media to control the flow of information and their sentiment in our favour” Before, The Peoples’ Revolution And, “Rioting on the streets of Athens, banks are in trouble, investors worry, taxpayers are angry. The eurozone is in crisis. We explain what went wrong in the eurozone, and why the problems in Greece are now a global problem For more background see And, UK “For two decades, the Private Finance Initiative has been a controversial way of building new hospitals, schools, roads and prisons. Well over £200bn of taxpayers’ money has been committed to the companies managing these projects. The coalition government describes some PFI contracts as ‘ghastly’ and wants some of this cash back. One cabinet minister says ‘the people on the other side must have been laughing all the way to the bank’. But, while public services are facing cuts, PFI payments are guaranteed under watertight contracts. So experts say the government can win only small amounts in rebates. Much of the money has already gone offshore. Huge profits have been made by selling and reselling many contracts in a secretive ‘secondary market’ – with none of the proceeds returning to the taxpayer. Gerry Northam investigates gaps in HM Treasury’s knowledge of this trade and asks if PFI represents value for public money.
Producer: Rob Cave.

“Without a map; navigation is almost impossible – make your map, now!”  Today in Capitalist and Communist society, many consider that the only knowledge worth having is that which will help them achieve some economic or bureaucratic goal, which they happen to think important. In Capitalist States this attitude of mind relegates the neo-cortex, that wondrous instrument of unimaginable sophistication to a near full time cash register. In Totalitarian Nations concentration on climbing the dangerous and slippery bureaucratic ladder, leads to fanaticism and religious fervour (fundamentalism) reminiscent of the Middle Ages. The brain becomes the humble servant of the state ideology. The individual counts for nothing. Thus, cruelty knows no bounds. The balanced individual who worships neither money or power, needs a map of the natural and historical environment, which he inhabits. Without a map, orientation is impossible, the trivial appears to be important and the mundane becomes profound. Russell writes, “A man should be aware of the minuteness of himself and his environment, in relation to the world in time and space. He should see his own age in relation to the past and the future. He should be conscious of the vastness of geological epochs and astronomical abysses. He should be aware of all this as a vast panorama, which enlarges the mind that contemplates it”. Without this panorama the individual may function with successful efficiency, but remains imprisoned in a machine, which he does not understand, but must pretend to himself that he does. Only. “Useless Knowledge” is capable of exposing the purpose and nature of the machine to rational enquiry about the life support machine in which he and his children live, breathe, and have their being! IT SURELY MERITS SOME ATTENTION! (internet maps) B Russell, ‘The Natural Navigator’ Tristan Gooley, favourably reviewed by Sir Ranulph Fiennes – “Colonel Richard Dod in his 1883 book, ‘33 Years Among Our Wild Indians’, noted, in a way that might cause riots if published today, ‘I have never yet seen an Indian who had mounted the ladder of human progress sufficiently far to have observed that there is one star which never perceptibly changes its place.’ The fact that so few people today are able to point out the North Star in the night sky proves that its place in popular awareness is not dictated by a mounting of ‘the ladder of human progress’, but rather by cultural priorities and necessity.” The Senses – we got it all so very wrong and do so now! ‘Love, Sex, and God’, “The only thing we can do is to hazard a hypothesis, to create a mythological figure, call it Human Personality, and hope that circumstances will not, by destroying us, prove our imaginative guesswork too hopelessly wrong. But myth for myth, Human Personality is preferable to God. We do at least know something of Human Personality, whereas of God we know nothing and, knowing nothing, are at liberty to invent as freely as we like. If men had always tried to deal with the problem of love in terms of known human rather than of grotesquely imagined divine interests, there would have been less `making of eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven’s sake, less persecution of ‘sinners’, less burning and imprisoning of the heretics of ‘unnatural’ love, less Grundyism, less Comstockery, and, at the same time, less dirty Don-Juanism, less of that curiously malignant and vengeful love-making so characteristic of the debauchee under a Christian dispensation. Reacting against the absurdities of the old mythology, the young have run into absurdities no less inordinate at the other end of the scale. A sordid and ignoble realism offers no resistance to the sexual impulse, which now spends itself purposelessly, without producing love, or even, in the long run, amusement, without enhancing vitality or quickening and deepening the rhythms of living. Only a new mythology of nature, such as, in modern times, Blake, Robert Burns, and Lawrence have defined it, an untranscendental and (relatively speaking) realistic mythology of Energy, Life, and Human Personality, will provide, it seems to me, the inward resistances necessary to turn sexual impulse into love, and provide them in a form which the critical intelligence of post-Nietzschean youth can respect. By means of such a conception a new fashion in love may be created, a mode more beautiful and convenient, more healthful and elegant, than any seen among men since the days of remote and pagan antiquity.” ‘Do What You Will’ (1929) Aldous Huxley. Ref, create: ’Global Love Index’ – Viagra for Warlords ’Global Web Index’ & ‘Social Web Involvement’ Or, Oscar Wilde’s ‘Wit and Wisdom’ – “ The worship of the senses has often, and with much justice, been decried, men feeling a natural instinct of terror about passions and sensations that seem stronger than themselves, and which they are conscious of sharing with the less highly organised  forms of existence. But it is probable the true nature of the senses has never been understood, and that they have remained savage and animal merely because the world has sought to starve them into submission or to kill them by pain instead of making them elements of a new spirituality, of which fine instinct and beauty will be the dominant characteristic.” And, (religious fundamentalism, or the encouragement by some of those groups, or religions, namely, the front line Catholic Church, with its horrific and bigoted, general lack of respecting all, with the appalling inherent record of dividing a great many people: sexual repression; guilt and lying to oneself, and restrictive sexism of gender in societies, and in, personal sexual orientation – “Children learn deceit very early in their lives, but they are not very good at it. Then, at roughly between the ages of three and a half and four and a half, something changes. Ian Leslie explains how children’s deceit becomes more sophisticated and the social processes that change (or sometimes not) their behaviour for the better” worse in the more restrictive educational environments (some, Catholic educational ethos and its practise)! ‘Consistently startling and fascinating. Most popular psychology books follow a depressingly familiar path: there’s some dodgy theorising at the beginning, then a raft of dubious statistics with a few anecdotes to back them up. Born Liars, however, is in quite a different league. It’s erudite yet wears its learning lightly and is full of terrific stories. It will also make you see yourself, and the world around you, in a new light.’ – ‘Book of the Week’, Daily Mail. Written by Ian Leslie. Abridged by Pete Nichols.

George Mavrogiannis, Athens Continue reading the main story “We shall not stop until this government listens” I just returned back from Syntagma Square and it is like a war there. Our own government is attacking us. Greece is killing its children. In this revolt there are all types of people from all age ranges and the police keep throwing tear gas which is unacceptable. I have lost my voice because of the yelling and tear gas. The police are trying to break the protesters and take control of the square but the protesters are not letting them”. Interest rates were so high for so long, when we were getting involved in stupid wars and still are. Government, for the visible passed i.e., from the birth of my children has been regressive (the opposite is progressive, as in ‘progressive taxation policy’ we never have had that) – unforgivable, before the Crash, after the Crash – the closing of the stable door after the horse has bolted. The attempted closing of the stable door, coming years after it was due (Keynes, being totally ignored due to the dogma of the current ideology in our government i.e., throw money at the poor {they will spend it} to get the economy going – not pandering to the clique’s and wealthy) is pathetic and unforgivable – The Bank of England’s new financial policy committee (FPC) has called for an audit of UK banks’ exposure to the euro zone debt crisis Keynes – “Keynesian economics is an economic theory named after John Maynard Keynes (1883 – 1946), a British economist. It was his simple explanation for the cause of the Great Depression for which he is most well-known. Keynes’ economic theory was based on an circular flow of money. His ideas spawned a slew of interventionist economic policies during the Great Depression. In Keynes’ theory, one person’s spendings goes towards anothers earnings, and when that person spends her earnings she is, in effect, supporting anothers earnings. This circle continues on and helps support a normal functioning economy. When the Great Depression hit, people’s natural reaction was to hoard their money. Under Keynes’ theory this stopped the circular flow of money, keeping the economy at a standstill. Keynes’ solution to this poor economic state was to prime the pump. By prime the pump, Keynes argued that the government should step in to increase spending, either by increasing the money supply or by actually buying things on the market itself. During the Great Depression, however, this was not a popular solution. It is said, however, that the massive defense spending that United States President Franklin Delano Roosevelt initiated helped revive the US economy” All because, “They will not kick the bums out” (not a popular solution – at present) Tackling the economic downturnPen resting on financial newspaper figuresDorset’s employers and residents are not unaffected by the weak global economic situation. Over the last few years, unemployment in Dorset has crept up and the local property market has slowed. We highlight sources of information and guidance for businesses, employees and residents in Dorset, as well as what is being done by local authorities”

The Law as an ass GB,UK, “Protecting the weak from the strong?” Or, as a home-grown (as in terrorist destruction) fundamentalist (this decision was prompted by the ‘ridiculous’ government) that is ideologically flawed, with a medieval style punitive system. “A juror who contacted a defendant via Facebook, causing a £6m drugs trial to collapse, has been jailed for eight months for contempt of court. Joanne Fraill had admitted the charge, in the first UK case of its kind. London’s High Court heard that Fraill, 40, of Blackley, Greater Manchester, had contacted Jamie Sewart, 34, who had already been cleared in the drugs case” And, the Arrogant Pigs, “A Conservative (nasty party, GB, Philip Davies MP) has suggested “vulnerable” job seekers – including disabled people – should be allowed to work for less than the minimum wage”

 What our officials should be sorting out, not picking on the weak, above, “Evan Davis uncovers the truth behind the economic migrants who cross continents to try to illegally enter Britain. In a ground-breaking special edition of Panorama, two reporters set out to follow the journeys that these migrants take along the most popular and dangerous routes to the UK. Shoaib Sharifi begins in his homeland of Afghanistan, following people as they enter Greece illegally. He discovers hundreds of fellow-Afghans sleeping on the streets of Athens, many with their children, and meets those who risk everything to smuggle themselves on lorries for Italy and beyond. Ugandan-born Kassim Kayira looks at the trade in fake documents that many Nigerians are using to fly into the UK, before heading to the Sahara and North Africa to meet those prepared to risk death for their dream of getting to Britain. And Evan Davis explores what Britain and the rest of Europe is doing to stop these economic migrants getting in. This is the story of people from across the world who risk their lives to find a way into Britain and a Fortress Europe. But just how hard is it to break into Britain? And why do so many risk so much to try?”

“Striking evidence has been found for the enigmatic “stuff” called dark matter which makes up 23% of the Universe, yet is invisible to our eyes”

“Not so very long ago, we shared this planet with several other species of human, all of them clever, resourceful and excellent hunters, so why did only Homo sapiens survive?” And,

For £621 billion you could provide education, clean water and basic healthcare for millions of people around the world. That’s why the analysis we just released (which appeared in today’s Financial Times) is so shocking: never-before-seen data exposing plans by world leaders to spend $1 trillion (£621 billion) on nuclear weapons over the next 10 years. In the UK, we will spend an estimated £2.8 billion on nukes next year while budgets for essential services like education, health and clean energy are cut. Enough is enough. It’s time to remind our leaders what really matters. This week, at the Global Zero summit in London, activists from around the world will announce a new campaign with a simple message—if you have to cut the budget, start with nukes, not the things that we desperately need. We have four days before the press conference announcing the campaign’s official launch to show massive international support for this idea. Will you take one minute to tell the world’s leader’s to cut nukes, not schools, jobs and health services: The young (British); who are now disenfranchised and left in a limbo land through unemployment, or lack of serious financial help; should be employed in the great art of throwing this incompetent government and its politicians out of power – “Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has urged UK businesses to “give a chance” to unemployed young Britons, rather than relying on foreign workers” And, “Warren Buffett famously called them “weapons of mass destruction“, and policymakers damned them for their part in the 2008 crash” “But in Britain and elsewhere, complex financial derivatives are once again thriving” –  MPs say an auditor’s report which found the Ministry of Defence lost track of assets worth £6.3bn is “alarming” Silly-Billies – “The National Audit Office has expressed deep concern about changes to the Royal Navy’s two new aircraft carriers made in the 2010 defence review”.

The Stars – “Surgeons in Sweden have carried out the world’s first synthetic organ transplant” The Gutter – “This Sunday’s issue of the News of the World will be the last edition of the paper, News International chairman James Murdoch has said”

About luckyme0

My First family, second marriage, bringing up my 18-year-old twins, boy, and girl. I am a third generation Humanist, who has some old handwritten information and notes; collected over many years. Someone may find the articles interesting, or helpful. They could bring back a little ‘reality’, after being ‘shocked’ and ‘brainwashed’, by some malicious group, or institution (REBT Therapy). People should know better, than to do this, to our very young, and the ‘obviously’ vulnerable! Go to easily accessible, non-superstitious knowledge that is not charlatanism! The blog has given me an incentive to order my thoughts, learn, and read up again, after a few non-thinking years of (very silly) imagination and passion. Why not, get your own key to a ‘door’, customise it to suit you, and it can be, all of your very own! Don’t believe, or be led by someone else’s; inherited, stupid, and a very likely (past, and not of today’s) ‘totally preposterous reality’s’. Only some interest in the ‘really big questions’, keeps life above the level of a farce, and very little else! KEEP THINKING! Some of the posts may need some correcting. Interests: REBT Counselling, Atheism, Secularism, Humanism, Psychology, Reading, Popular Science, School Ethos, Philosophy, History, Family, Parenting, Psychology, Horse Riding, Sailing, Rescue Boat Driver, Skiing (Teppichswinger), TV Documentaries, Motorbike Cross Country Riding, Volunteer Sports Stewarding, Writing, Primitive Man, Pre-history, Social Anthropology, British Humanist Association, BHA, Meaning of Life, The Big Questions, Where am I, What am I, Why am I, Hippie Love, Knowledge, Education, Globalisation. Favorite quote: “The world belongs to those who, at least to some degree, have figured it out.” Carl Sagan, ‘The Demon Haunted World’, ‘Contact’, and other famous books DVD ‘Cosmos’. The warning of another and horrendous, “Age of Superstition”. “Isn’t there something deeply absurd in the presumption that children ought to inherit beliefs from their parents. It can be deeply damaging, even lethally divisive. A ‘them’, with an ‘against us’, mentality” – Professor Richard Dawkins. “The will to believe is stronger than mere reason in the vast majority of people” – Dr J.Brown, Army Psychologist of the 1960′s. Humans will believe in almost anything, in fact, they seek it! Why? “98% of us, trained to be just good consumers, let’s train our children to be the 2% who have their very own creativity and discernment”; quote by a famous surreal artist. “The lack of reason brings forth monsters”. “Global interconnectedness is lethal against mass religion, nationalism, racism, and other destructive memeplexes. Let us connect everybody they hate it in restrictive regimes”; from the ‘meme learning group’, Richard Brodie’s book, ‘Virus Of The Mind’ (Richard Brodie a designer for ‘Microsoft Word’). Following on, J.Bronowski, and ‘The Ascent Of Man’ TV series, and a book with the last DVD in this series, ‘The Long Childhood’ being especially revealing. ‘Prehistory’ and the ‘Making of the Human Mind’ by Colin Renfrew, with P.Wilson’s, ‘The Domestication of the Human Species’, and Nigel Spivey’s, TV series and book, ‘How Art Made The World’, offers some further explanations. Latest reading: Jared Diamond
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