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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Korea vs Japan War 1592: Prelude to WWII?

A wonderfully well done 9 part series on the invasion of Korea by Japan. Each part is 15 minutes long.
Part 1- The War Has Begun
https://youtu.be/t5490lgtpbc
Part 2, etcetera follow in the next up listings on YouTube...

In 1592, with an army of approximately 158,000 troops, Toyotomi Hideyoshi launched what would end up being the first of two invasions of Korea, with the intent of conquering Joseon Korea and eventually Ming-dynasty China.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_invasions_of_Korea_(1592–98)

Supplement about Yi -

If you enjoyed the above, then a well told 6 part history about Yi is a valuable supplement. Each is about 8 minutes long:
https://youtu.be/3ieaDfD_h6s

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Issues of Gun Control and Abortion: “Lightning Rod” Freudian Issues Relating to Sex and Aggression

An excerpt from article(s) from The Atlantic:
“Pro-Life Activists are very much like Gun Control Activists.... with both issues you have camps opposed on first principles. In both cases you have camps that are unable to accomplish outright bans, due to a combination of constitutional barriers and public opposition. Most regulations on abortion are arbitrary, simply meant to make the process as onerous as possible. Requiring abortion clinics to have admitting privileges is not meant to enhance patient safety. Mandatory ultrasounds, including those of the highly invasive trans-vaginal sort, are not intended to provide the doctor or the patient with important medical information. Since bans are presently not feasible, anti-abortion activists will take any restrictions they can get.
Much is the same with most gun control proposals. Proposals to ban so-called “assault weapons” are perhaps the best example of this. It is essentially the “partial birth abortion” of the gun control world.
They rely predominantly on public confusion and disgust to pass, even though they make no practical difference. But any ban, no matter how pointless or incremental, is welcomed.
Stuck in the middle all of this is the American public. People desperately want to believe that there is a way to preserve a broad 2nd Amendment right to gun ownership, while keeping the guns away from the bad people.  The two goals are almost certainly mutually exclusive, so what we end up with is a bunch of meaningless tinkering around the edges.”

More:
https://www.theatlantic.com/notes/2015/10/how-pro-choice-activists-are-like-pro-gun-activists-contd/410890/

My Comment: One thing that strikes me is that these two issues have one thing in common, namely that they’re described by Freudian psychology under the ‘sex and aggression’ umbrella. They, also, fall under the popular usage of the terms of the Democrats as being the mommy party and the Republicans as the daddy party. When mommy and daddy can’t agree on basic contraception and basic gun safety, maybe they need a marriage counselor. And if they refuse, then voters need to put them in a position where they have to work things out:
http://samslair.blogspot.com/2018/01/refinement-of-my-voting-strategy-for.html?m=1

Friday, March 9, 2018

Snowball Earth vs Hot House Earth

In reminding ourselves about the causal relationship between warming and the greenhouse effect, let us remind ourselves that during the hundreds of millions of years after the Earth first formed, temperatures were higher then than they are now despite the sun’s output being considerably less than it is now. Anaerobic life evolved and flourished in conditions with high methane and CO2 levels for many Eons. Then Cyanobacteria came into being and consumed these greenhouse gases while releasing oxygen, creating a great dying off of the anaerobics. Indeed, the CO2 levels got so low that the Earth became what scientists call Snowball Earth. Eventually, however, the CO2 and oxygen levels balanced out and new life forms evolved and flourished in the pre-Cambrian Period. After this, the only times that great extinctions occurred were when CO2 levels soared due to natural catastrophes.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Quercetin — Natural Remedy For Flu Etcetera

“Your immune system is your first-line defense against all types of infections, be they bacterial or viral, so the most effective way to prevent infectious illness — including influenza — is a robust immune system. Your diet and other lifestyle factors are foundational for good immune function, but certain supplements can also be quite helpful.
One such supplement is quercetin, an antioxidant flavonol found naturally in apples, plums, red grapes, green tea, elder flower and onions, just to name a few. For a more exhaustive list, see Superfoodly's ranking of the top 100 quercetin-packed foods. Quercetin has been shown to combat inflammation and acts as a natural antihistamine. Elder flower extract, which is rich in quercetin, has been traditionally used as a tonic to boost immunity. It is also widely known to promote lung and bronchial tract health.
Quercetin is also available in supplement form and has been used to ameliorate obesity, Type 2 diabetes, circulatory dysfunction, chronic inflammation, hay fever and mood disorders. A number of studies have also highlighted quercetin's ability to prevent and treat both the common cold and influenza.”

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2018/02/26/quercetin-for-flu.aspx?utm_source=wnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art2&utm_campaign=20180308Z1_UCM&et_cid=DM190993&et_rid=235713593

Superfoodly's ranking of the top 100 quercetin-packed foods:
https://www.superfoodly.com/quercetin-foods/

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Beyond Mere Conspiracy Theories

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sovereign_citizen_movement

Schizophrenics easily fall prey to conspiracy theories and delusional mental rhetorical constructs. This mental disorder combination is more common in lone-actor ‘domestic terrorists’ than group-actor ‘international terrorists’. With this in mind, understand that the paranoid schizophrenics are potentially dangerous individuals. [Note: The simple schizophrenic is much more prone to nuisance behaviors than towards violence.]

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jjmacnab/2012/02/13/what-is-a-sovereign-citizen/#2155ea256012

https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/ideology/sovereign-citizens-movement

http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article148261964.html

http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article51690630.html

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/15/sovereign-citizens-rightwing-terrorism-hate-us-government

My Comment:
This is a part of the Conspiracy Mentality that is mushrooming in the world. Internet network nonsense combines with schizophrenia to create more elaborate delusional thinking. The result can sometimes be illicit or criminal activities. And in, the case of paranoid schizophrenics, all too often dangerous, ‘subversive terrorism’ can occur. What complicates matters is when manipulative personality order persons deliberately prey on and feed misinformation to the ‘afflicted’.

Note: Helpful in understanding the sovereign citizen’s imaginary world is to read how police are trained to deal with their irrational rhetoric:
https://www.policeone.com/police-products/investigation/articles/6176998-What-cops-need-to-know-about-sovereign-citizen-encounters/

If you try to invalidate their belief system, they will only become agitated. After all, you are disrupting their equanimity. So, keep it calm. They choose to believe what they do because they want to (and, in a sense, need to). 
My advice: 
Slowly and calmly back off and away, far away. You do not want to become a part of their delusional world. I’ve had to let go of several relationships with people who fell into the world of conspiracy theories. However, if it’s a member of your family unit, I don’t know what to say, except don’t argue with them. Try to perhaps simply tell them that certain subjects are too upsetting for you and redirect the conversations. If it’s serious enough, get professional guidance assistance for yourself (and hopefully ultimately them).

Thursday, March 1, 2018

God’s Creation Is Ongoing Always

As God (the Creator) manifests in your Life (ongoing Creation), be joyous. Even in outward manifestations that are much less than perfect — be grateful. Understand that as the Spirit flows into your embodiment thru the Soul, the varying clarity and opaqueness of the soul creates strengths and weaknesses accordingly in your Etheric, mental, emotional and physical ‘bodies’. Virtue is transforming weaknesses begins by first recognizing them for what they are — shadows of the higher self (much like the shadows cast by clouds). So be aware of your misconceptions, irrationalities, negativities, hostilities, fearfulness, ingratitudes, arrogance, cruelty, anger, prejudices, etcetera that cloud your creation. 
Neither condemn nor condone yourself (or others). Do become more fully conscious of your strengths and weaknesses and observe what triggers them. Be grateful for increased clarity, integrity and truthfulness. Apologize overtly. If not possible, apologize silently (I’m sorry;  please forgive me) in the spirit of the Eleventh Commandment to “love one another”.