Saturday, February 28, 2015
Saturday, January 24, 2015
“Imperialism leaves behind germs of rot which we must clinically detect and remove from our land but from our minds as well.”
― Frantz Fanon
"Life is the result of our choices"-Brava
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Fue 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 mitológicas.
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:
Todos 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".
Abuso infantil en doctrinas religiosas
Brava <3 br="">3>
Life is the result of our choices
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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 it.
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 planet:
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.
Water 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.
In 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.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
November 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?
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?
- What medical conditions would qualify?
- When could a patient start legally using marijuana?
- How much marijuana could a patient possess?
- How would a patient fill a prescription?
- Where medical marijuana would be sold?
- What if the Department of Health writes regulations so restrictive that usage is effectively banned?
- Can caregivers possess marijuana?
- How old must a patient be?
- Would insurance cover it?
- What about using it at work or in schools?
- Would information on identification cards be public?
- Could the Legislature set up its own system to regulate medical marijuana?
- Could the Florida Supreme Court ruling on the ballot language be appealed?
- Could pot-smoking in public be regulated just as cigarette smoking is regulated?
- What about DUI?
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.
"Life is the result of our choices" - Brava :) <3 p="">3>
Monday, August 11, 2014
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
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...
Together we can make it happen :)
Life is the result of our choices
Sunday, July 6, 2014
Monday, June 9, 2014
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.
Friday, April 11, 2014
Monday, March 31, 2014
“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
"Life is the result of our choices"-Brava