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|Monday, December 20th, 2010|
Community Regarding Frontal or Temporal Lobe Brain Injury
There wasn't a community geared toward being supportive of those affected by frontal or temporal lobe brain injury, so I recently created one.
Here is a synopsis of the community:WHO
is this community for? People affected by frontal or temporal lobe traumatic brain injury (tbi) in one or more of the following ways: has a frontal or temporal tbi, interact with someone who has that, relevant medical professionals, students, and those simply interested in making a positive difference in the lives of those affected by that. WHAT
are this community's goals? Bringing individuals together to communicate with each other, discuss relevant topics, and share resources, support, and inspiration.
The community is located at http://community.livejournal.com/front_tmprl_tbi
. I look forward to seeing you there. If you have any questions, please feel free to drop me a note.
|Wednesday, July 7th, 2010|
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|Friday, November 7th, 2008|
This is one of the performances of our movement (The author: Dmitry Kremnev. Participants: Dmitry Kremnev and Artyom Suslov)
|Monday, November 3rd, 2008|
Manifesto "Dyudrok" (The new psycho-reality)
(New Experimental Art)
1. In connection with the so-called global crisis art movement "POP-REVOLUTION"
(with the partial assistance of ART-REVOLUTION) and the artist Artyom Suslov
as well as several other free artists decided to create and implement the concept of
promotion of new art "Dyudrok."
The essence of this art is to re-establish the own way of avant-garde and surrealism.
Dyudrok included any avant-garde and modern art with blurred boundaries of genres and
unlimited fantasy of the author.
At the moment, the world economic system as well as world political system infringe
on the majority of rights, freedoms, opportunities and even hopes of man.
In this regard, decreasing the creative capacity of most people because
it decreases the level and scope of vision as well as the hope of translating its
into reality. At the time of the current crisis, a simple man forgets about high ideals,
he dreams at a low level. Dyudrok must to protect people from objective reality.
We believe - the objective reality that is at this level of crisis can and should move to
second place. We have the right to push it into second place if we give to the man a
new reality, which will carry the title of "objective". what is now "objective" will take
second place, or just disappear for a man.
Accordingly, we believe that everyone, regardless of his religious beliefs, his status in
the society, and regardless of the sanctions, which in future could be taken against the
"Dyudrok" has the right to go to the new reality at any time, partially or completely .
2. In our view, any human rights organization and any commission or authority that
to deal with human rights have the obligation to protect the right of every adult
in the transition, partial or complete, in a different reality.
3. If the man who entirely gone in a different reality according with the laws of this reality
can no longer be capable - this is his personal decision as the new reality does not contradict
the existing laws and not causing harm to anyone. Neither does the campaign leading cause harm.
No one is obliged to support the individual's life in old reality when he left a letter of
advice (note) with the signatures of witnesses.
4. The departure of a reality, as well as assistance in this, not an injury to humans,
because the only thing involved in this process - the human imagination.
But imagination does not belong to the bodi, as well as the experiments of the imagination
is not harmful for the rights of mental functions.
Accordingly, there is no room for any regulations on the intentional infliction of harm or death to
humans. Also note that imagination is fully subject to his master.
5. Relatives and friends of man who passed away in a different reality have the right to challenge the
decision through the courts or through the human rights organizations and and demand to return
him to the reality in which they are located. In doing so, c. 5 is partly contrary to the core - 1 item,
and further debate on this soil can be resolved only in the mutual agreement of the parties.
6. As Dyudrok is not limited with anything and depends only on the human imagination,
it does not conflict with any law and religious customs.
7. For the same reason (not limited and opportunity
giving own properties) Dyudrok and concept its development
and its veneration is not any organization or religion
nor the political movement. Because Dyudrok do not have its own symbols and beliefs.
The author of the Manifesto is Artyom Suslov.
Art - Movement "POP-REVOLUTION"
|Saturday, June 28th, 2008|
Florida's legal system is a joke!!! Only this joke isn't funny...
Things have been especially awful the past few weeks...
I finally took Brenna to a counselor for her night terrors and panic attacks a few weeks ago, to see if we could get help finding ways to cope. Everytime I asked her father to please give me her medicaid number to take her somewhere for this, he would argue that she wasn't experiencing these things at his house so he saw no problem. I finally decided to just pay out of pocket and sought help. During her initial 2 hour session, she disclosed that her father had never stopped sexually abusing her all these years, since the investigation when she was 3. She told the counselor about the abuse and also that she thought he was now doing it to her little sister. She asked the counselor to please help her and said she wanted her dad to go to jail.
An agent with DCF came out and did an interview with her a few days later. She again reported the abuse, though from the info he gathered, it sounded like the last time he sexually abused her was in 2nd grade (about 12 months ago) so they can't consider it a current threat, but do believe there is a possible transference of victims to the 4 year old sister. He said unfortunately these sexual abuse crimes with children are the easiest crimes for these men to get away with. It literally takes DNA to put them away and get the children out of harm. DCF then had to hand the case over to Seminole County (just like last time).
I had to bring her to be interviewed by another counselor where a Seminole County criminal investigator and cpt investigator, along with a specialized counselor watched behind a mirror. She made a third disclosure, so they opened a criminal and also a cpt investigation. They told me to go ahead and keep her even though it was her father's custodial time with her. They said they were going to ask him to come down for an interview along with his other two kids. He of course denied all of Brenna's disclosures and they got no disclosures from the other two children in the house, so the criminal case was quickly dismissed over to the state attorney, as they said it is now just her word against his.
They gave me a list of specialized counselors telling me I should start taking her to someone on the list, instead of the lady she had just started seeing. They also said I needed to make Brenna available for phone calls from her dad at any time he wished to talk to her. I was cooperative. I explained to Brenna that her father would be calling for her soon. She was very afraid of his anger now that he would know she had told on him. I assured her that he would be in his best behavior with everyone watching him so closely right now, so he was sure to be very nice to her. When he called she slipped back into her sweet, high-pitched little girl voice. (Which was later described to me as one of her defenses.) In the meantime, not knowing how things were going to go with scheduling and me working Monday-Fridays, I was proactive and enrolled her in a gymnastics, tumbling, cheer camp that she was really excited about, paying for a full week up front.
I made an appointment for that following Monday evening to start with her new counselor off the list. A woman with 23 years experience dealing with child sexual abuse victims. Brenna made some very descriptive disclosures to her. That counselor said she suffers from severe post-traumatic stress disorder from the years of abuse, which is why she is experiencing panic attacks, bed wetting and problems concentrating in school. She said she has no doubt from what Brenna told her that her father is abusing her and the other children are in danger over there. She described other forms of abuse including screaming things like "You're crazy!" directly in her face as loudly as possible to psychologically break her down into thinking the abuse didn't happen and to disuade her from telling on him. Also using scare tactics and then bribery to make her feel like an active participant of the abuse, making it less likely that she would tell with embedded fear and guilt for accepting his gifts.
I reported her session disclosures the very next morning to the cpt investigator. But she didn't seem terribly interested in it due to the fact that the cpt team already had their meeting before an advisory board scheduled regarding the case, and she would give me updates later. I expressed urgency that she call the new counselor for her testimony right away. She was very dismissive and ultimately went before the board later that afternoon without having heard it at all.
The cpt officer then tells me I need to bring Brenna to the sherrif's office for another interview. There she doesn't conduct an interview, but instead tells me that Brenna is to go back to her father! I broke down in tears immediately and demanded to know why and what was to happen next. Any time I questioned their decision to throw her back into the abuse, the investigator would throw his rights as her father in my face. Apparently as a child, she has no rights herself!!! The investogator would act like anything Brenna had told me (or that I myself had experienced living with the psycho) about the awful nightmare of a situation over there was b.s.! Then to top it off she asked me to give up my scheduled visitation that week because this perp missed his time with her while they were conducting the investigation on him!!!! I didn't respond with an answer, but the investigator acted like it was a done deal and I really didn't have much of a say in it anyways. She then went to get Brenna to bring her in, so I could let her know what was going on. She told me to collect myself so my daughter wouldn't get upset seeing me so emotional! Well excuse the crap out of me for having a difficult time with all of this!!!!!!!! I spent the next 15 minutes struggling to get a reign on my tears. Brenna finally came in, saw my face and knew that she was going back. She teared up and came over to get a hug from me. The officer acted like she was looking out for Brenna by giving her her phone number to call if she needed anything at all while she was at her dad's for the next week and a half. I explained that she has no access to a phone because he has the only cell phone in his possession at all times. I pointed this out earlier, saying Brenna had told me on several occasions that she has no way to call 911 in an emergency without going through her father. The investigator sneered at me saying she had several times during the investigation been able to talk to the girlfriend with no problems. I explained that not once in the 5 years that that woman has been with him had she EVER been allowed to answer the phone! That he was only making things appear a certain way for the sake of the investigation. He did the same thing last time. He knows exactly what to say and how to respond to everything to not be convicted. It's not brain surgery to figure out what he's doing now! The investigator finally agreed to ask Brenna's father to allow her to bring the cell phone I brought her for our house with her over there.
By the next day he had promptly pulled her out of camp saying she had no reason to go because he is home all day with her. I couldn't get him to answer any of my calls after that, nor was she able to answer her cell phone after the first time he walked in the room in the morning and she was on it with me. It was turned off after that for the rest of her visitation or left behind when they went places.
I confronted the cpt officer about all of this on the phone the next day and said that I never agreed to give up my time with Brenna. She threw it back in my face that I didn't respond, so they had already allowed for it and I had to honor it. I explained that considering the emotional state I was in at the time that was hardly fair. She did her sneering voice at me again asking what was so important that I had planned for us that weekend. I said I wanted to continue with our normal activities of going to Farmer's Market and Science Center and also thought it would be good to start going back to the Unitarian Church we used to go to. She laughed out loud and mockingly asked me when was the last time we went to church. I told her it had been several years, but I felt that during this difficult time it was good to seek more positive community support and that the children used to enjoy the religious education classes there. She said that was ridiculous. If we had waited 3 years then it could wait one more week. I expressed that in the light of current events it was especially in her best interest to spend at least some time with me this weekend so she didn't feel completely trapped after sticking her neck out to tell many people about the abuse only to end up being sent back into the environment. I also expressed concerns about his obligations to keep her in counseling. She said that he had already agreed to cooperate by taking her that Monday. That right there was my only relief in all of this.
In response to me telling her that he had pulled Brenna out of camp, even though camp was something that the investigator herself had asked me if I was going to look into two weeks prior when they had me keeping her, she now defended his right to pull her out of it (despite me paying for a full week). She said that since he had missed his time with her the family probably just wanted to spend extra time with Brenna now and that was understandable. Then she threw in a jab at me, asking just exactly what kind of camp was this anyways. I told her that I had called her right after enrolling her and told her where it was, what it was and how excited Brenna was about it, and at that time she had said that was very good for her. I became sick of the jabs at me when pleading for my daughter's rights in all of this and finally yelled at her that I couldn't believe they were now penalizing me and my daughter for this man having been investigated by them for being a deviant pervert! She demanded for me to calm down. I told her to please excuse me for having emotions, being a worried sick mother knowing my daughter is back in the hands of a pervert. I said that this was certainly not easy on anyone, and to that she agreed with, sounding sarcastic.
So I have to resume our regular custody schedule. They're not necessarily closing the door on the case, but it sure doesn’t do much for Brenna's well-being! From what the counselor told me this past Monday, she is currently seeing 7 girls who have fathers doing the same things to them, but the father’s are given full access to these kids because of the way the system is set-up! It is truly one of the easiest crimes to get away with here! She said half the time with how severe these cases are, they almost pray for these kids to catch an STD from their dads for the legal system to finally have enough evidence to put these perps away and get the abuse to come to an end for the children to begin healing! The case isn't necessarily being closed but WTF! She's being forced back into a really harmful environment for the sake of this perp's rights!!!! I'm so disgusted with the system here! It blows me away!
Anyways... I hardly ate anything last week nor slept. I was a hsyterical balling mess, not really much for communicating with anyone... And now I'm just plain irate about all of it! It needs to change! These children need to have rights to a healthy life! There is so little attention brought to this issue and only other moms going through it have any idea of just how strongly Florida's legal system is protecting these perps paternal rights over the children's. This has to STOP!!! It shouldn't take such extremes as an std, severe mauling or death to get these children protection! A father's custodial rights should not have precedence over these children's lives and emotional well-being!
If anyone knows any other moms in Seminole County or Florida in general experincing this kind of legal blockade keeping their children in a dangerous environment, please, please ask them to get in touch with me...
|Wednesday, December 13th, 2006|
Subjectivity and Profundity
Objectivity without a predicate nor a coefficient is what I mean by 'pure objectivity.' It is hard to imagine objectivity without the one imagining it, but that is precisely what objectivity is, independent of the subject. Such a conception of objectivity is, self-referentially, a conception still, but the concept's abstraction gives it the power to transcend finite concepts, just as the concept of the infinite does. In this same way, the infinite as a concept transcends its own status as a concept, since it is defined as that which overflows definition. Therefore, though pure objectivity (superjectivity or surjectivity) cannot be pinned down (yet pure subjectivity is the epitome of pinning down since I have defined it as the Infinitesimal), it yet can be known by the concept "Profundity," the source of all meaning and value, or the absolute value of value, or the absolute of value, or the value of the absolute.
So of course Profundity is a concept, and as such a form, but the syntactical object, the literal word is definitely distinct in what it signifies, which is its meaning, the only meaning which can truly be a consense, the only meaning which can be absolutely agreed upon, the meaning of meaning. The semantic object of the term is the infinite of significance. An object derived from objectivity is a contexturalized content, and so a latency of profundity, but a value still, since it is a content. But a content (particularized) is not polycontenturality, which, drawing on Gotthard Gunther's polycontexturality-as-subjectivity thesis, is Profundity.
Thats what I mean by transcendental objectivity. Objectivity in parentheses is the profane and omnipresent object of experience to which those who call themselves materialist-objectivists are attached, and they are the so-called empiricists, but their affiliations do not degrade transcendence itself. Transcendence is inherent to integration, and thus to integers, which even empiricists count on. Empiricists are overly-analytical, and to this extent, they do not appreciate the totality which is one and whole, since they analyze it, in whatever terms, at least in terms of their own consciousness. This is why and how their consciousness lacks essential novelty, and ultimate profundity.
Pure Subjectivity, in my view which I believe is correct based on my experience so far, is the transcendental oneness of the Infinitesimal, the dimensionless point which traces all distinctions, and from the literature I'm into I've identified it with the term 'first distinction' from Spencer-Brown and the post-disciplinary field of cybernetics and semiotics which took to it, but its meaning can be easily inferred, for instance, by comparison to the popular term 'first dimension.' I call it the Infinitesimal since this is how it appears in relation to its background of the Absolute Infinite. It is the entity which traces all distinct forms which appear in every regard, it is the one.
|Thursday, November 23rd, 2006|
The Infinitesimal: There Can Be Only One, but who else believes that?
Does anyone know of anyone else's view of the infinitesimal, unity over infinity in fractional form, which is the unicity of one-ness (any unit) which condenses to singularity (without a multiplicity of singularity, acknowledging the paradox, ignoring the plurality)?
I mean to quote the Highlander "There can be only one" [such entity]. I mean, how could there be another in the same frame of reference? They would condense to being the same one. Newton, Leibniz and Abraham Robinson adopted the definition of infinitesimal[s] as non-zero, but less than 'any known number,' suggestive of the "unknowable" aspect of this number, but its not so much unknowable as not graphically representable. Every point has some dimension, its expression is its extension. So the real dimensionless point (usually considered ideal, in contrast to real) is not visible, but it is because it is the viewer, the point of perspectivity, of the observer. If viewed, it could only be sight in itself, of itself.
The definition "non-zero, but smaller than any known number" opens the discussion for a plurality, and reason would have a multiplicity of such entities as they represent the infinitesimal distinctions all forms of and in our world, which compose it. I contrast this view with the singularity of the infinitesimal, that there can be only one real or true infinitesimal. The only other person (in this case, a mathematician and philosopher) I've found to hold this view is Lorenzo Pena of Spain, editor of the electronic journal Sorities. Is there anyone else?
I don't think multiplicity or plurality doesn't exist, of course it does, but there is no discontinuity of parts, it is contained in the continuum ("the real number line" R in mathematics), the four-dimensional space-time matter-energy continuum in our experiential case. The contents of the continuum plus the continuum compose the totality which we are given, the present. That totality is the unicity of one-ness, the singularity, the Infinitesimal. Other continuums (there must be infinitely many) also condense to the Infinitesimal this way, it is the alpha and omega in common. I identify it with the First Distinction of Spencer-Brown, which cybernetics has taken to. And I set the First Distinction in contrast with the First Dimension, that linearity of the number line (expression of the continuum), the first dimension being the first expression of the first distinction which is ever-present. The First Distinction is the cybernetic Proemial Relation between pure subjectivity and pure objectivity, and every distinction (and keys, key distinctions) are only instances of it. The transcendental distinction (also called difference) is the Spirit which animates us (as the point of perspectivity, the supreme being seeing itself being, that 'negativity within God'), the point at which the pen (-ultimate) strikes the paper (or 'page of assertion,' 'unmarked space') in the book. The abstract pen-point of punctuation is the programmer of all programs, the allegorical writer, the author, one-self, the Spirit as negativity in God, and I've found it to be with mathematical precision "The Infinitesimal."
So my question is, who else demands one true infinitesimal? Or am I to take credit for this radical conception of 'unity over infinity'? Please stop me from that, I don't want to be so alone in this expression. But I've searched a lot, and haven't found much confirmation.
|Sunday, November 12th, 2006|
Act-ually, the subject of this post is subjectivity. The point of the post is the infinitesimal point, not an infinitesimal, as if there were another, but that the true infinitesimal, like the absolute infinite of infinity before it, is singular. If it is presumed to be in plurality, it would be a multiplicity of units, whose unicity is merely one abstraction removed from its reality as unicity itself.
To quote M. Lambert, "There can be only one." I refer to being-in-itself. Being-in-itself is the self-presentation of the Absolute, or the Absolute self-presentation. But I identify the self with the presence of this being. So to avoid misleading redundancy, let us distinguish being it from seeing it. To see it would posit two infinitesimals, the point signified and the signifier as a "point of consciousness" and so it (seeing it, that relation) wouldn't be dimensionless, it would be precisely the first dimension, that seeing it is its first extension. I am paraphrasing George Spencer-Brown whose "Laws of Form" reified the "First Distinction," as he goes into it "seeing being seeing being seeing being seeing being" (our dimension of time emerging with our material realm at the fifth crossing of the distinction) in the Esalen Institute conference of 1973 (transcripts at lawsofform.org) that Alan Watts organized with Heinz von Foerster and John Lilly, Gregory Bateson in attendance with "distinguished others."
Are you prepared to accept my definition of dimensions?
Having established the point, don't ask me that one, I'd love to get into it, actually I live for it, and it enlivens me (I consider it intellectual samadhi), but don't use the rhetorical form, the critical "what is the point of this?" colloquial idiocy. The point is established, I consider it pen-ultimate reality. Tangentiality may ensue, and re-entry obviates.
The Absolute Infinite is ultimate reality. The finite continuum of subjective experience (actually subjective-objective) is included in the Absolute Infinite, which is to say Infinity contains the finite, but is only obvious in the void state, only obviates in Nirvana (a negative term), the non-relative void, as if there could be nothing, as if there could be everything. Oblivious to ultimate reality, which is always already even more than ever present, we can return to it by concepts such as the Infinite, with mathematical precision. George Cantor went mad with it!
What are the consequences of this? Nothing (which there cannnot be) or (nor?) non-being connot be (definitely) save Infinity. To distinguish the formless Infinity, it's Absolute Value is taken for the Absolute Infinite, the Superject.
Are you prepared to note that the Absolute Infinite is God!? I am, it means the meaning of meaning to me, I call it profundity, the infinity of consciousness whose nature is exceedence, ungraspable.
Are you ready for my definition of the Spirit which animates us? It is the Infinitesimal, pure self-reference, difference itself, transcendental subjectivity.
God is Love (Unconditional being the only condition!), and the Spirit is Life itself, pure self-reference.
Thats what I call a "completed metaphysical system." Attack!
|Thursday, December 29th, 2005|
|Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005|
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|Monday, October 24th, 2005|
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Universal Declaration of Human Rights - English (English)
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,
Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people,
Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law,
Whereas it is essential to promote the development of friendly relations between nations,
Whereas the peoples of the United Nations have in the Charter reaffirmed their faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person and in the equal rights of men and women and have determined to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom,
Whereas Member States have pledged themselves to achieve, in cooperation with the United Nations, the promotion of universal respect for and observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms,
Whereas a common understanding of these rights and freedoms is of the greatest importance for the full realization of this pledge,
The General Assembly,
Proclaims this Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of society, keeping this Declaration constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by progressive measures, national and international, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance, both among the peoples of Member States themselves and among the peoples of territories under their jurisdiction.
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.
Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.
Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.
No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.
No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.
All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination.
Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the competent national tribunals for acts violating the fundamental rights granted him by the constitution or by law.
No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.
Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him.
Everyone charged with a penal offence has the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law in a public trial at which he has had all the guarantees necessary for his defence.
No one shall be held guilty of any penal offence on account of any act or omission which did not constitute a penal offence, under national or international law, at the time when it was committed. Nor shall a heavier penalty be imposed than the one that was applicable at the time the penal offence was committed.
No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.
Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each State.
Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country.
Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution.
This right may not be invoked in the case of prosecutions genuinely arising from non-political crimes or from acts contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.
Everyone has the right to a nationality.
No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his nationality nor denied the right to change his nationality.
Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution.
Marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses.
The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State.
Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others.
No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property.
Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.
Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.
Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.
No one may be compelled to belong to an association.
Everyone has the right to take part in the government of his country, directly or through freely chosen representatives.
Everyone has the right to equal access to public service in his country.
The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government; this will shall be expressed in periodic and genuine elections which shall be by universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secret vote or by equivalent free voting procedures.
Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social security and is entitled to realization, through national effort and international co-operation and in accordance with the organization and resources of each State, of the economic, social and cultural rights indispensable for his dignity and the free development of his personality.
Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment.
Everyone, without any discrimination, has the right to equal pay for equal work.
Everyone who works has the right to just and favourable remuneration ensuring for himself and his family an existence worthy of human dignity, and supplemented, if necessary, by other means of social protection.
Everyone has the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of his interests.
Everyone has the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable limitation of working hours and periodic holidays with pay.
Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.
Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance. All children, whether born in or out of wedlock, shall enjoy the same social protection.
Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.
Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace.
Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.
Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits.
Everyone has the right to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which he is the author.
Everyone is entitled to a social and international order in which the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration can be fully realized.
Everyone has duties to the community in which alone the free and full development of his personality is possible.
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|Sunday, August 14th, 2005|
Those who support moral consciousness, I need your help
This entry may not be wholly appropriate, but I really need your guy's help. There is a terrible war going on that is slaughtering people by the thousands. If we stand idly by then we no longer can call ourselves men. Please support me in trying to bring awareness and consciousness to this ever-growing plight. Thank you moderators for your help!Hundreds of thousands of people need your help, now!!!
MAKE THE GENOCIDE STOP! In Africa, there is a terrible civil war raging! Just like how Hilter led his mission to furthur the "master race," there is an "ethic clensing" going on in Dafur, Sudan. People are being raped, brutalized, and slaughtered just because of their heritage! Over 2 million people have been displaced and hundreds of thousands have died!
Support Sudan! Write Bush or your Senator today!http://www.mcc.org/sudanconflict/advocacy/
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE, TAKE ONE MINUTE OUT OF YOUR DAY AND E-MAIL THEM!
If you want to make a bigger difference, email your state representatives and senators.
Even bigger? Email your mayor and Govener!
Even bigger than that? Email ever single state representative and senator in the House!
Send handwritten letters for more impact!
Spread this message in your blog! Spread the word! You may save a life!
WANT TO WITNESS THE INJUSTICE? VIEW THE PHOTO GALLARIES OF THE REFUGEE CAMPS:http://www.mcc.org/sudanconflict/photogalleries/darfur/http://www.mcc.org/sudanconflict/photogalleries/chad/ Current Mood: You can make a difference!
|Tuesday, May 10th, 2005|
have not posted in a while so i thought i would post this..
man is impressed by the remarks of religionists that all Truth is one
and reality is the same for every man. This is not Truth. Truth is a
variation of experiences and there cannot be any standard measure made
of it. Those eternal Truths which man speaks about so vainly and with
such pompous pride are hardly more than mouthing words. He cannot prove
what he says, nor can he debate them expect from an intellectual
viewpoint. Such statements are not Truth. Anyone who experiences Truth
knows it for what it is and has little to say about it. There are no
words nor feelings which can express experience in the esoteric worlds.
|Sunday, March 13th, 2005|
I take consciousness for granted, for given. Its the implicit ground for my explicit interest of subjectivity, the consciosuness of subjects.
Here's a recent post about consciousness from my journal:
Consciousness of the Subject-Superject is Consciousness.
Consciousness of the Object alone is Superconsciousness.
Consciousness of the Subject alone is Subconsciousness.
Consciousness without Objectivity is Subjectivity.
Consciousness without Subjectivity is Profundity.
The first proposition sounds redundant, but thats because its an expression of the paradox of self-reference of God's present, specifically it defines my general view of 'consciousness.'
These propositions are facts, I fancy, but their function is abstract definition, and anything abstract is fancy (ideal).
The basic fact is distinction itself, distinguishing whatever. Whatever is distinguished, but distinction itself is marked by the triplicity of the proemial relation, the eternal Trinity:
0: Profundity, the Unknowable "unmarked state," the place of God.
1: Subjectivity, the Spirit (of consciousness), the first place, the place of one's identity.
n: the 'whatever' distinguished, the rest, but technically its the mark of distinction itself, the note, the world-scene, the I-Magi-Nation, the conjunction of nations and notions
For the Holy Trinity, this means God, the Spirit, and the rest, as three inter-dependencies.
The basic division of God the Unknowable and the Spirit Subjectivity constitutes the work of the constructure. The present given is a cognitive constructure, but its also a work of composite art, since it includes the crea-ture (captured instance of the Creator, such a capture demands the whole of spiritual energy, the High Inflationary Period of cosmologists, the Densely Packed Region of the Tibetians), more than merely cognitive, its natural. That which is here and now, yet apart from the abstract basis of being (non-being) is eternal (since present) and observe, it is composed of many distinctions already, and so consciousness of the subject-superject is composed of subjective forms (dimensions) and eternal objects (distinctions), given as the present to be opened, the portion, the portal to go through into space-time, into operation, into the world.
God is the best, the Spirit knows its right, and the rest is simply what left.
Most of this nomenclature comes from Alfred North Whitehead's philosophy, George Spencer-Brown's calculus. This paradigm of subjectivity I found through John Lilly's explication of Samadhi and Nirvana, an imaginative injunction or adventure. The best part is that I found Objectivity to be identified with Profundity, as the basis of axiology (value, meaning), and the route to Godliness.
I also have an idea of the ontological procession of dimensionality as a schema for this open paradigm of subjectivity.
I hope I've sparked up some interest for discourse on this subject.
|Wednesday, October 27th, 2004|
"Silent Power" by Stuart Wilde
"Money doesn't give you real strength; it just keeps you comfortable while you experience your dysfunction. The world of the ego is brittle, fragile, and insecure; it never feels really safe, and it has no lasting worth. The ego's world dies. More often than not, it self destructs. With the explosion of the mass media and the information superhighway, glamour, hype, and showing off have replaced true worth. The 32-second sound bite is more important than real facts. A glossy skimmed-down version of life is all anyone has time for, as each vies with the other for a momentary place in the sun"
This is just an excerpt from the beginning of the book, though it is a very small and short one. Some of the content may be seen as a tad elementary, but I think this is a great book no matter who you are, if anything for how eloquent it manages to be.
|Wednesday, September 29th, 2004|
let's start out tough- how about the idea of free will?
just how much do we all believe we have control over our lives? what, if any, are the forces working against (or for) us; i.e, fate, astrology, karma, physics, chance, higher powers? what do you all believe?
here's a smidgeon of my opinion....i have this theory that fate is like a river. if you're not aware you're floating down it, you'll just drift along as plotted. if you become aware, you can stand up and then take your own course. we're all plugged into an elaborate matrix of mathematical probability, but ever since metaphorical eve ate the metaphorical apple, we have the power of free will at our disposal.
i'd like to believe there's an existence where time and space does not exist, and that's where my true self exists. that the life i am living in this three dimensional world was already chosen by me, but it's now just manifesting itself through the constraints of time and space. i.e. i've already decided who and where and when i am, it's just now playing itself out. and i'm here to learn and understand why. and to play my role in the cataclysm of a planet.
our "fate" exists as the choices we've already made, and "free will" constitutes us defying our own self. but i really wonder just how much control we really have in each situation- if we really have any at all.
|Wednesday, September 22nd, 2004|
hi. i'm jillian and just dropping in to say hello.