en una conferencia en Dublín en la que el profesor Richard Dawkins
declaró que el adoctrinamiento de niños es "peor que el abuso sexual".
La declaración causó estupor, y aprobación unánime de los asistentes que
suspiraron frente a alguien que por fin se atrevía a decir lo que todos
saben. El profesor Dawkins siempre cita este hecho en sus variadas
intervenciones para dejar en claro que amplios sectores de la opinión
pública la enseñanza religiosa es vista como algo atroz.
Denme al niño los primeros años de su vida, y yo les devolveré un
hombre, decía uno de los fundadores de una secta crística en la Edad
Oscura. Así como el marxismo necesita adoctrinar niños para preservar su
sistema, la religión también hace lo mismo. Esto explica por qué
subsiste en los países menos educados, donde no hay libertad
educacional, sino que los pocos colegios son propiedad de las entidades
Lejos de ser un detalle, lo anterior explica por qué la religiosidad
se transmite de generación en generación. El niño normalmente obedece a
sus padres, es un mecanismo biológico que permite la preservación de la
especie. "No te acerques a la baranda", dice la mamá, y el niño hace
caso, porque estamos programados para obedecer a nuestros padres. Es en
la tierna infancia cuando las experiencias dejan una marca indeleble. Es
aquí cuando el cerebro de un niño se contamina con las doctrinas
religiosas. Al no tener capacidad de discernimiento, la religiosidad
infecta la mente y el daño perdura hasta la adultez. A todos nos causaría horror que un padre diga "mi hijo Pedrito, de 5
años, es marxista", o "mi nieta Paulita, de 7 años, ya es monetarista",
o "Juanito ya a los 4 años se sabe al revés y al derecho las enseñanzas
de Keynes". Un niño no está preparado para comprender estas cosas. Del mismo modo, registrar a los bebés en las iglesias debe
considerarse una forma de agresión, intelectual en este caso, y aquí se
aplica el principio del daño de John Stuart Mill: en una sociedad
civilizada, es legítimo actuar en contra de un individuo para evitar que
dañe a otros. Un padre que azota y da de puñetes a su hijo debe ser
sancionado. Una familia que expone a temprana edad a sus hijos a teorías
abstrusas o decididamente sanguinarias, como por ejemplo, que matar a
Jesús nos absuelve de un pecado cometido antes de que naciéramos.
Los creyentes son sujetos que sufren de delirio, un cuadro psicológico incubado en la infancia. Esta es su definición:
hemos visto a un creyente afirmando que una Virgen se aparece, y
argumentan que sí es posible, de hecho, están completamente seguros. Es
necesario proteger a los pequeños y mantenerlos alejados de los
promotores del cristianismo. Los niños son incapaces de protegerse por
sí mismos, ¿no es acaso una forma de abuso infantil?
Por favor ver los siguientes clips con
niños siendo sicológicamente violentados por adultos. Imágenes de la
película "Jesus Camp".
The controversial “Keystone
XL pipeline bill” failed to pass on Tuesday after the U. S. Senate defeated the
bill with 59 Yea and 41 Nay.
The bill, a measure introduced by the House of
Representatives, needed a 60 vote count to pass.All 45 Republicans and 14 Democrats voted in
favor but it was not enough for the bill to pass.In a recent speech President Barack Obama
rejected the bill and it was believed that had the bill passed, he would had vetoed
The bill would have allowed TransCanada, A multibillion dollar oil
corporation, to construct a US$8 billion dollar pipeline to transport crude oil
from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.
Environmentalists and Native Americans were protesting
the bill since it was first introduced to the House of Representatives and were
outside the Senate when the announcement was made that the Keystone Vote failed.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) was presiding over the
Senate, and was asking the Senate to move to executive session was interrupted
by one protester, who was later identified by the Washington Post as Greg
Graycloud of the Lakota Tribe in South Dakota.
The Native American chant was heard throughout the
floor and it was a symbol of celebration.
According to the
environmentalist group, Friends of Earth, the construction of a pipeline would
had been disastrous for our planet.
In an article on their website FOE.org the group
listed some of the alarming reasons why this bill could have damaged the
Dirty tar sands oil
Pollution from tar sands oil greatly eclipses that of
conventional oil. During tar sands oil production alone, levels of carbon
dioxide emissions are three to four times higher than those of conventional
oil, due to more energy-intensive extraction and refining processes. The
Keystone XL pipeline would have carried 830,000 barrels of dirty tar sands oil
into the United States daily, and resulted in climate-damaging emissions equal
to adding more than 5.6 million new cars to U.S. roads.
waste and pollution
During the tar sands oil extraction process, vast
amounts of heat, water and chemicals are needed to separate the tarry substance
(known as bitumen) from sand, silt, and clay and to flow up the pipeline. The
water used in the process comes from rivers and underground aquifers. It takes
three barrels of water to extract each single barrel of oil. Ninety-five
percent of the water used to extract the oil, which is about 2.4 million
barrels per day, is so polluted that the water must be stored in large
human-made pools, known as tailing ponds. As the heavy bitumen sinks to the
bottom of these ponds, the toxic sludge, full of harmful substances like
cyanide and ammonia, works its way into neighboring clean water supplies.
The tar sands oil are underneath the world’s largest
intact ecosystem, the Boreal forests of Alberta. The forests not only serve as
an important carbon sink, but its biodiversity and unspoiled bodies of water
support large populations of many different species. They are a buffer against
climate change, as well as food and water shortages. However, in the process of
digging up tar sands oil, the forests are destroyed. This valuable forest and
its endangered caribou are both threatened by the pipeline.
Northern Alberta, the region where tar sands oil is
extracted, is home to many indigenous populations. Important parts of their
cultural traditions and livelihood are coming under attack because of tar sands
operations. Not only have indigenous communities been forced off of their land,
but also those living downstream from tailing ponds have seen spikes in rates
of rare cancers, renal failure, lupus, and hyperthyroidism. In the lakeside
village of Fort Chipewyan, for example, 100 of the town’s 1,200 residents have
died from cancer.
These problems will only get worse, unless tar sands
production is halted. Investing in a new pipeline would increase the rate of
production, while decreasing the quality of life for indigenous populations.
The Keystone XL pipeline would traverse six U.S.
states and cross major rivers, including the Missouri River, Yellowstone, and
Red Rivers, as well as key sources of drinking and agricultural water, such as
the Ogallala Aquifer which supplies water to more than one fourth of America’s
irrigated land and provides drinking water for two million Americans.
the end, the celebration comes from the heart of those who believe the planet
is in state of emergency, and the vote rejecting the Keystone pipeline gives
environmentalist a new hope that our country is moving towards oil independence
and a greener environment.
4th, 2014 is going down in history as one of the most important midterm
elections in the United State and maybe the greatest progressive change
for the state of Florida.
The most important debate for Floridians is going to be whether to
vote YESON2; which will then legalized the use of Medicinal Marijuana
for the entire state.
What is amendment #2 about?
Amendment 2 would make medical marijuana consumption legal in the state of Florida.
If pass, the law will allow doctors to issue certifications for
medical marijuana to Floridians with "illnesses or conditions for which a
physician is certain that the medical use of cannabis would most likely
outweigh the potential health risks for any patient."
A recent polled conducted by Anzalone Liszt Grove Research (ALG) Show
a 62% approval in favor of passing the law; other polls show a higher
number of approval.
Regardless of the fact that amendment 2 may pass there are many
confusing questions for voters and having them answer will help
determine the outcome.
The Tampa Bay Times published an article listing the most important
facts about Amendment 2 and the legalization of Medical Marijuana.
Stephen Nohlgren, a writer for the publication said, “Here is what is
known about how medical marijuana would work in Florida:”
Below is a list of those answers:
Who could use medical marijuana?
A person with a doctor's certificate stating that the patient
qualifies for medical marijuana. The Florida Department of Health would
issue an identification card to be shown at purchase. The card would let
law enforcement know the patient can possess amounts set by law.
What medical conditions would qualify?
Specific diseases or other "debilitating" conditions for which
the doctor thinks benefits of use would outweigh risk. Cancer, glaucoma,
HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, ALS, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease and
Crohn's disease are all specified.
When could a patient start legally using marijuana?
The effective date of the amendment is Jan. 6. After that date,
the Department of Health must implement regulations within six months
and begin issuing identification cards within nine months. If the
department fails to issue cards within nine months, the doctor's
certification will serve as identification.
How much marijuana could a patient possess?
That will be determined by the Department of Health, based on
what is "reasonably presumed to be an adequate supply.'' Patients who
think they need more could appeal. Marijuana, oil, tinctures and
cannabis-laced food products would be allowed.
How would a patient fill a prescription?
There will be no prescriptions because marijuana is not an
FDA-approved medicine with controlled doses. It would be more like an
over-the-counter herb. Certifying doctors must be licensed in Florida
and perform a physical exam and "full assessment of a patient's
history," but the amendment does not require doctors and patients to
have an ongoing relationship.
Where medical marijuana would be sold?
Only at state-licensed dispensaries called "Medical Treatment
Centers." Growers would also be licensed as treatment centers. The
Department of Health would issue rules about how dispensaries would be
monitored. Growing your own pot would remain illegal, as it is under
What if the Department of Health writes regulations so restrictive that usage is effectively banned?
The department must issue "timely" and "reasonable" rules that
"ensure the availability and safe use of medical marijuana by qualifying
patients." If the regulations are too restrictive, any Florida citizen
could sue to enforce constitutional intent.
Can caregivers possess marijuana?
A person over 21 can buy and handle the marijuana on behalf of
up to five patients. Caregivers would have an identification card issued
by the state.
How old must a patient be?
The amendment does not set age limits. In other states, use by
minors requires parental consent, as with traditional medicinal
Would insurance cover it?
That would be up to the insurer. The amendment does not require
coverage. Medicare does not cover nonprescription drugs and supplements.
What about using it at work or in schools?
Schools and employers would be free to prohibit on-site use. The
amendment does not prohibit employers from requiring drug tests or
imposing sanctions for positive results.
Would information on identification cards be public?
No. The Department of Health must keep records confidential,
even from employers or family members. But the information could be
disclosed for "valid medical or law enforcement purposes.''
Could the Legislature set up its own system to regulate medical marijuana?
Yes, but it could not contradict the amendment. For example, the
Legislature could not make dispensaries illegal. However, it could
permit home cultivation, which is now banned by statute.
Could the Florida Supreme Court ruling on the ballot language be appealed?
Not successfully. Federal courts leave interpretation of state constitutions to state courts.
Could pot-smoking in public be regulated just as cigarette smoking is regulated?
Yes. Calling it medicine does not confer the right to use pot anywhere.
What about DUI?
Driving under the influence of "medical" marijuana would still be illegal, as with alcohol.
Many other questions will surface before and after the election but
hopefully Floridians will come out and vote on November 4th and voters
will determine if the state is moving towards progress or wants to
remain in the dark ages.
The Marin County Sheriff’s Office-Coroner Division reported the death of famous actor, Robin McLaurin Williams this morning. The incident happened in the morning of August 11, at 12:02 pm. The initial report indicated a possible suicide but the investigation will commence in the near future.
The body was discovered at his residence in Tiburon, California at around 11:55 am.
A final report will answer all the questions surrounding the tragedy. It was known that the actor was battling depression and drug abuse. The family of the deceased request a moment of respect to allow them to cope with such horrible misfortune.
The report has shocked the acting community and many received the news with sadness and bewilderment.
The actor had always struggled with alcoholism and substance abuse; just recently, he committed himself into a rehab facility called "The Lodge" to maintain sobriety.
He was well known for his comedic roles and many serious characters where he received accolades for his outstanding performance.
Robin Williams was especially known for his role in many inspiring movies such as, "Dead Poets Society," "Patch Adams," "Mrs. Doubtfire," "Good Morning Vietnam," "Good Will Hunting," "What Dreams may Come," and TV shows like Mork & Mindy.
He was nominated four times to the Academy Awards and won an Oscar in 1998 for his unforgettable supporting acting role in the movie "Good Will Hunting."
Mr. Williams was a spectacular, and at times controversial, stand up comedian dedicated to his craft and performance. It is a sad tragedy how Hollywood lost a great individual that made us laugh, cry, and sometimes think about our place in life.
Rest In Peace Mr. Williams, laugh your way through eternity...
In the summer of 2014, The White House, in partnership with the Department of Labor and the Center for American Progress, hosted a progressive summit. It was held with the purpose of starting a national conversation about women in the workplace, equality and fairness in the workplace, equal pay, and raising the minimum wage.
The summit was attended by Americans from all walks of life. Business women, entrepreneurs, advocates, labor leaders, economists, CEOs, bloggers, legislators, and activists; even the President and his staff.
The summit focused on creating a 21st century workplace that works for all Americans.
President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, First Lady Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden, CEOs, Legislators, economist, and everyday Americans spoke about their experiences and suggestions to help working families.
It is time for Americans to have equal pay and equal rights and the President agrees. "As President, my top priority is rebuilding an economy where everybody who works hard has the chance to get ahead." he said.
Working families are faced with many challenges and it is time for a real change...
On Saturday 7th 2014, Center for American
progress hosted one of the most powerful women’s summits in the state of
Florida. Women from everywhere in the
state participated and shared with one another their experiences and strategized
on ways to help empower other women to make their voice heard.
From media training to engaging young people, all speakers
presented their ideas or experiences to help strengthen the presence of women
in our government and to unite, making Florida a more progressive and fair state.
The attendees were honored to listen to many phenomenal
women who displayed knowledge, respect, and encouragement.
Here are some of the most impact:
One of the many faces of the Hispanic community in Osceola County
and running for the position of County Commissioner District 2, she spoke about
the importance of consistence and hard work.
She is running to make a difference and to help her community.
American politician who represented Colorado in The United
States House of Representatives from 1973 to 1997. Schroeder was the first woman elected to
congress from Colorado. She spoke about
her experiences and encouraged women to keep the fight to make our voices heard.
Orlando City Commissioner and a veteran of The United States
Navy; Hill is working to help her community and to empower the women to
progress and reach their potential. She
is outspoken, intelligent, and courageous; a fighter for women’s rights.
Kathleen Voss Woolrich
She is a tireless advocate who struggles with a
deteriorating condition but who does not stop the fight to change the legislature’s
refusal to expand health care access.
Having her best friend, Charlene Dill, die due to a lack of access to
prescription medication for a very treatable condition, encouraged her to
continue her fight and to educate others in the process.
The summit was interesting and it was a great platform to
empower Floridian Women…
Thanks to all these strong women, who are full of honor and bravery;
the true heroes of our generation.
Life is the result of our choices-Brava :) <3 p="">3>
"We will then have become a nation that makes nothing but hamburgers, creates nothing but lawyers, and sells nothing but tax shelters."-Andrew Jorgenson- Other people's money! Life is the result of our choices
“The two aims of the Party are to conquer the whole surface of the earth and to extinguish once and for all the possiblity of independent thought. There are therefore two great problems which the Party is concerned to solve. One is how to discover against his will what another human being is thinking and the other is how to kill several hundred million people in a few seconds without giving warning beforehand.” ― George Orwell, 1984
Television is one of the most
significant inventions of our time.
When I think of television and the
power of this invention, memories of growing up without it come to mind. Before TV was invented, life was about doing
outdoor activities, creating, interacting with other people, and learning from
real everyday life events.
television and its seductive entertainment and manipulation of our brain. TV has
been able to transform each one of us into non-thinking zombies. Television has the power to change minds, opinions,
to make people indifferent, and to keep everyone stagnant.
The power that comes with having the world's
attention is scary. Television has been
able to start and stop wars, keep the world informed and misinformed, and
transform the world into a gullible puppet.
Regardless of all opinions about television, some will say that there are
positive aspects of the invention, such as the ability to educate. This invention has helped people from all
walks of life, which have not been able to travel the world, learn about other cultures,
and see how similar we humans are. TV can teach us about plants, animals, the
universe, different skills, and many other subjects. Moreover TV, via entertainment, can make a routine
life more bearable and exciting. It can also encourage imagination and bring
However, there are
some negative aspects that cannot be overlooked. Television unfortunately encourages indifference
and laziness, discourages knowledge-seeking behavior and thought, and increases
obesity and violence amongst its viewers.
Having your mind fed constantly with information, images of violence,
and entertainment can be desensitizing.
The constant feed of information can succor people to lose their ability
to differentiate between fantasy and reality; it creates a new perception of
To concatenate my thoughts, television
is an amazing invention that changed the world and brought us together with its
charm. It is a secret weapon with the
ability to make the world chaos, a consumable drug that no one can stop. It has
the ability to make the world its best or its worst.