September 16, 2016

Robert O. Becker - Electromedicine (Hieronimus - September 16, 1990)


Wikipedia:
Robert Otto Becker (May 31, 1923 − May 14, 2008) was a U.S. orthopedic surgeon and researcher in electrophysiology/electromedicine. He worked mainly as professor at Upstate Medical Center in State University of New York, Syracuse, and as Director of Orthopedic Surgery at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Syracuse, New York.
Video Title: Robert O. Becker - Electromedicine (Hieronimus - September 16, 1990). Source: mearbhrach. Date Published: January 18, 2016.

September 10, 2016

Geopathic Stress Documentary

Check out this site out for more information and research material about Geopathic Stress.

Video Title: Geopathic Stress Documentary. Source: Siobhan Croke. Date Published: February 14, 2012. Description: 
Over the past century we have developed technologies, such as mobile phones, that pose a direct threat to our future health, but there is an equally harmful radiation that comes from the earth and could be responsible for many of the health problems facing the modern world. It is called 'Geopathic Stress'. This documentary looks at the effect of geopathic stress and electromagnetic radiation on our health. For the first time ever, a link is established between them. This ground-breaking documentary is a wake-up call for the modern medical and scientific establishments and also for anyone who has an interest in their own health.

 http://www.positiveenergy.ie/articles/geopathic-stress-lines-linked-to-illness
Title of documentary: Sleeping with the Enemy.
Producer: James Richings.
Director: David Reed.

September 7, 2016

Can We Have Some Privacy? (Scott Horton and Tom Keenan)

An excerpt from, "Privacy: Six Questions for Garret Keizer" by Scott Horton, Harper's Magazine, August 22, 2012:
I locate the idea of privacy—what Louis Brandeis called “the right to be let alone”—in our creaturely resistance to being interfered with, used, or penetrated against our will. For me, the roots of privacy are as much in our physical bodies as in our legal traditions, and I see those roots intertwined with the human capacity to resist. The fiercest kinds of resistance, be they personal or national, are always in response to forced occupation. It is no surprise that all imperial projects, be they totalitarian regimes, abusive households, or authoritarian institutions, strive to reduce the privacy of their subordinate members. Hand me that diary right now, missy! Bend from the waist and spread your cheeks, prisoner! Such demands are not made solely to discover an intention to resist; they are also made to destroy the will to resist. Strip someone of all his privacy and you have as good as stripped him of his sense of agency.

As for your question of “how” our willingness to resist the invasion of our privacy is being worn down, I would say first of all that the erosion encompasses more than our loss of privacy. The erosion of private life (your boss requires you to have your cell phone on at all times), the erosion of the legacy of organized labor—these are parts of the same whole. The “how” is perhaps best understood by contemplating how one tames an animal: through a mixture of fear and irresistible convenience. Here is the whip, and here is all this nice grain in the trough. For fear, we have the threat of terrorism, the shaky economy—all real enough. For convenience, we have an array of gadgets that offer a fussy kind of privacy (no need to ask directions of lowly gas-station attendants if you have a GPS) even as they make surveillance of us easier. For absurdity, we have the notion that the best way to combat “terrorist threats from within and without” is to turn citizens into sheep.
Video Title: Conference: Can We Have Some Privacy? Source: ICI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry. Date Published: June 10, 2015. Description:
Conference
Can We Have Some Privacy?
Scott Horton and Tom Keenan
May 7, 2015

Privacy, as its English usage suggests, is a place and a possession as much as an idea or abstract right—a physical realm supposedly separate from public view. In a world in which technology permeates the personal, the everyday, the intimate, what meaning does this value have? Where privacy is voluntarily surrendered, what is it worth to individuals? And where the internet makes possible mass surveillance, what protections are there for the space, and the experience, of privacy? This conference examines not only the legal arrangements affecting privacy—and the time-lag between law and technological advance—but privacy as a philosophical concept and a cultural tenet. What divisions of activity and status created the idea of “privacy” in the first instance? Is it a disappearing value, or is its erosion a source of crisis? Does the sheer extensiveness of the surveillance enabled by technologies of communication cancel the significance of such monitoring, or generate new forms of persecution?

The international conference was a cooperation between Bard College Berlin - A Liberal Arts University, the Center for Civic Engagement, the ICI Berlin, and the Hannah Arendt Center at Bard College in New York. With support from the Zeit-Stiftung.
Watch the full video here.

Reykholt - The home of Snorri Sturluson


Here is some history about the brave country that showed the banksters the door.

Video Title: Reykholt - The home of Snorri Sturluson. Source: West Iceland. Date Published: November 12, 2014.
Reykhholt is most famous for being the home of Iceland's best-known author Snorri Sturluson during the years 1206-1241. An ancient geothermally-heated pool, Snorralaug, is named after him. It is one of the few things preserved whole from Iceland´s medieval period.

Snorrastofa is a cultural centre and institute for research in medieval studies. Snorrastofa offers historical exhibitions and guided tours and lectures. Music recitals are held in the church of Reykholt.

The Hajj Has Lost Its Spiritual Value For Deep Thinking Muslims


Anger and controversy surrounded last year's Hajj when a stampede ended the lives of thousands of Muslim pilgrims. To make matters worse, the classless imbeciles in the Saudi government refused to apologize to the victims' families. Instead of owing up to their error, they blamed the victims, saying that they didn't follow the proper procedures that were in place.

This year's Hajj is also not going well, and it hasn't even started. Saudi Arabia's top cleric said Iranians and Shiites are not Muslims but their "main enemies." The comment came after Iran's leader said that Muslim nations should reconsider the management of the Hajj and take it out of the hands of the Saudis.

Due to last year's stampede that killed hundreds of Iranians and the war of words between the leaders of Saudi Arabia and Iran that resulted from it Iranians have been restricted from attending this year's Hajj by their government for safety and political reasons.

Maybe this is a one-off, and next year things will go back to normal, or maybe this is the beginning of a larger trend that will see the significance of the Hajj be reduced in the minds and hearts of Muslims.

The commercialization of the Hajj under the ownership of the Saudis has taken away any spiritual value it might have had in the past for pilgrims.

It is outrageous that Muslims think one trip to a black cube in the middle of a desert can wipe out a lifetime of sin, but that seems to be the gist of the Hajj. Attending this annual pilgrimage is somehow supposed to sanctify a person. It's a very stupid belief.

In fact, in these historical circumstances, attending the Hajj might actually have the opposite effect. The current profiteers of the Hajj share responsibility for the creation of ISIS and the murder of tens of thousands of innocent Muslims. Only a fool would give them more money.

An excerpt from, "The Reason Why I Will Never Go For Hajj" By Akif Kichloo, The Wire, September 12, 2015:
"Yes, I am a devout Muslim, but I will never go for Hajj. I think there are a thousand more causes in the world for which that money and time can be used, and I, being a man of the 21st century, would not be able to justify giving my hard-earned money to a country which did nothing for the Syrian refugees in dire need."
Video Title: Islam and Pagan Rituals: The Pilgrimage to Mecca (Hajj). Source: Acts17Apologetics. Date Published: March 26, 2014. Description: 
What is the Hajj? Prior to Islam, the Hajj was a pagan ritual, in which the pagans of Arabia would take a pilgrimage to Mecca in order to worship at the Kaaba. While there, they would walk around the Kaaba seven times (to show respect for their seven planetary deities). Now the Hajj is one of the Five Pillars of Islam.


Video Title: As Hajj pilgrims flock to Mecca, Saudi Arabia and Iran trade jibes. Source: euronews. Date Published: September 6, 2016.