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European Dissidents ALARM

 

Zeppelin: Beyond Gravity

 

Foreign intervention in Greece?

 

Η ανελεύθερη Ελλάδα

 

Η Ελλάδα καταγώγιο;

 

Αν.Επ. Π. Παυλόπουλο

  

Intangible prisons

 

Plausible deniability

 

Images of German w & s

 

Crimes against Humanity

 

"Chimera" - "Bellerophon"

 

pr. Donald Trump

 

  

Legal Notice 87

 

Βδέλλες, αποικιοκρατικές

 

Being a German

 

Legal Notice 84

 

Dirty colonial methods

 

Georgi Markov, BG - KGB

 

Samples of Barbarity

 

Ελλάδα - αποκόλληση

 

Έλληνες, στο έλεος...

 

Harvester's log 16/3/17

 

 

Legal Notice 66

 

Execrable

 

Legal Notice 62

 

  

My story

 

  

Aggression?

 

  

Η Εστία μου

 

  

Why so untidy?

 

  

Αποικιοκρατία

 

  

Εξόντωση Ελλήνων αντιφρονούντων;

 

  

Ζήτημα εμπιστοσύνης

 

  

Μεθοδικότητα

 

  

Ανοικτή Επιστολή πρέσβη ΗΠΑ

Αφορμή, U2RIT vs Ελλάδα;

Βιοηθική

A request to U2RIT

Colonial aggression - 2

Open Letter to UN S.G.

Open Letter to p.C. & p. O.

Δήλωση πρόθεσης επαναπατρισμού

 

Ο "εφιάλτης" της Νυρεμβέργης

Συλλογή Φωτογραφιών

Αίτημα προστασίας, προς Ιταλία

Chroma key, background removal

Science and Ethics

Να συμβάλει και η U2RIT

Θα ξαναφτιάξουν πολλές φορές Άουσβιτς και Zyclon B

 

Split-Screen effect

Η Ζωή είναι Ωραία.

Βόρεια Κορέα

Λευτεριά στους Έλληνες, εξανα- γκαστικά "Εξαφανισμένους"

 

Μυστικές δίκες;

Trustworthiness

Πολιτισμό, ή, απληστία;

Ακραία Στυγνότητα

Η Τέχνη της Επιβίωσης

Political Asylum 3

Επιστροφή στις ρίζες

The Human Cost of Torture

An urgent appeal for solidarity

More obvious than the Sun

Western "culture"

Political Asylum

Έννομη Προστασία

Μια μήνυση που εγείρει ερωτηματικά

 

 

 

Honor your father...

Noise

Creative Greeks

A pair of Dictatorships

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Hawk Hunting First Person Footage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8ga1wFiYx8

 

Human beings are a self preserving specie

 

The hawks are predators of their own specie, as, the larger hawks may hunt and eat the smaller hawks.

 

Kill the Indian; Save the Child

Notes from Indian Country
By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji)

 

In the old days the education of American children was paramount to the Democratic system of government. The adage of the 3 R’s, “Reading, Riting, and Rithmatic” was always followed by “Taught to the tune of a hickory stick.”

The case of Adrian Peterson, a running back with the Minnesota Vikings, puts an exclamation point to the practice of corporal punishment. Mothers and fathers across Indian Country often used a twig of even a belt to mete out punishment to their children when they believed it was necessary. This was probably a crossover from the colonizers. Peterson was suspended without pay for the rest of the season for using a branch from a tree to administer punishment for what he perceived as infractions by his son.

The system of education wrought upon the indigenous people of America is largely unknown to the general American public. Most do not know that beginning in the late 1800s Indian children were forcibly taken from their homes and placed into institutions like Carlisle Indian School or in Bureau of Indian Affairs boarding schools, and when the government decided that the children had to be divested of their traditional religious beliefs, Christian boarding schools were constructed on or near the Indian reservations.

With assistance from the federal government to obtain land on Indian reservations, Catholic, Methodist, Episcopalian and other religious denominations built schools with the sole purpose of acculturation and assimilation of the children. When children were brought to the schools oftentimes by armed police men, most of them could not speak English. They were stripped of their homemade clothing and issued military styled clothing and they were taken to the barber shop and their natural long hairs, boys and girls, was shorn.

Lydia Whirlwind Soldier, a Sicangu from the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota, vividly recalled truant officers coming to the homes with children and rounding them up like cattle and forcibly taking them to the boarding schools. This often meant tearing the children from the loving arms of a mother or grandmother.

To this day Whirlwind Soldier abhors the system that divested the children of their language and of all the things that were natural to their traditional way of life in an effort for the white teachers to mold them into miniature versions of themselves. The ancient tiospaye system that had been a part of the Lakota culture for centuries was nearly destroyed. There were behavior patterns within the tiospaye system that regulated the camps or extended families so that they all knew their place in the tribal system. In order to break down the spiritual and cultural practices of the indigenous people everything they believed, everything that had been a part of their lives had to be eradicated.

The white educational system foisted upon the Native Americans was simply “Kill the Indian, save the child.” And the United States government and the Christian churches set about doing this with a vengeance. While the children were being indoctrinated into a new way of life and a new religion, the federal government was quietly taking millions of acres of land from the different Indian tribes.

Life was not easy for the children forced to attend the boarding schools. The BIA and the Christian educators often physically, emotionally and sexually abused the Indian children. Corporal punishment with a hickory stick was nothing compared to the brutal beatings of Indian boys and girls with leather straps and even fists.

My friend Pete Cummings, now deceased, and I ran away from Holy Rosary Indian Mission boarding school in 1943. We were about 9-years-old. When we were captured and returned to the Mission a Jesuit priest named Father Edwards took us into his office and beat us viciously with a leather strap. The welts on our bodies were so severe that we had to go to the infirmary to be healed. The infirmary nun had tears in her eyes as she saw the damage that had been inflicted on our small bodies.

It wasn’t the first lashing we had received nor would it be the last. Today those abusers would have been put behind bars. Father Edwards should have asked us why we ran away.

The sadistic keepers at the boarding schools were supposed to be there to protect us and to substitute as our parents while we were in their care. But the physical and mental scars left on us have brought about a common saying from those of us who were forced into the boarding schools: It is “We are boarding school survivors.”

Many of my friends did not survive. They died in car wrecks, of alcohol and drug related diseases, and many of them took their own lives. Some died at the hands of the police while in the commission of a crime. Those that had been abused, physically and sexually, became the abusers. To this day the Indian nations are still in the process of recovery.

Yes, we call ourselves “survivors of the boarding schools” but there are times many of us wonder why we were the lucky ones.

Tim Giago, an Oglala Lakota, is the Editor and Publisher of South Dakota’s largest weekly newspaper, Native Sun News. He can be reached at Αυτή η διεύθυνση ηλεκτρονικού ταχυδρομείου προστατεύεται από κακόβουλη χρήση. Χρειάζεται να ενεργοποιήσετε την Javascript για να τη δείτε.

[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tim-giago/kill-the-indian-save-the_b_6244154.html]

 

 

Dealing With Everyday Sadists and Other "Dark Personalities"

 

5 important tips for protecting yourself from those who would do you harm

 

There are several personality types that are more likely to harm another than the average person would. Sadists possess an intrinsic motivation to inflict suffering on innocent others, even when this comes at a personal cost. This is because for sadistic personalities, cruelty is pleasurable, generally exciting, and can be sexually stimulating.

In a recent study, Buckels and colleagues examined examples of everyday sadism as part of what they refer to as the “Dark Tetrad,” sadism plus the original members of the “Dark Triad”—psychopathy, narcissism, and Machiavellianism. These personalities have some overlap and are characterized by callous manipulation, self-centeredness, disagreeableness, and exploitation. In their research, the team sought to determine whether everyday sadism could be captured in the laboratory, as well as whether measures of sadistic personality would predict these behaviors beyond already established measures of the Dark Triad. Among the findings were that sadistic personalities were the most likely members of the Dark Tetrad to select the task involving killing from an array of unpleasant tasks. Those sadists who killed more bugs derived greater pleasure from the act than those who killed fewer bugs.

In a second, related study, those high in sadism, psychopathy, and/or narcissism, as well as those low in empathy and perspective-taking, were willing to aggress against an innocent person when aggression was easy. Only sadists increased the intensity of their attack once they realized the person would not fight back, however. Furthermore, sadists, unlike the other "dark personalities," were the only ones willing to expend additional time and energy (in this case, first completing a boring task) in order to have the opportunity to hurt an innocent person.

Previous research has found that although psychopaths have no qualms about hurting others, they are more likely to do so when it serves a specific purpose. Narcissists are less likely to aggress upon another unless their ego is threatened. Machiavellians will usually aggress upon others only if there are sufficient perceived benefits and the risk to themselves is acceptably low.

Sadists (and Other Members of the Dark Tetrad) in Everyday Life

Most of us will encounter an "everyday sadist"—someone who actively seeks to cause us emotional pain. Given the potential for overlap among sadism, narcissism, psychopathy, and Machiavellianism, for the purposes of the below we will refer to anyone who purposefully causes emotional harm as an everyday sadist, or ES. The actions of an ES can range from the petty to the severe.

Common examples of everyday sadism include:

  • Intentionally repeating secrets that the ES promised to keep private

  • Portraying someone in a false or unflattering light in an effort to damage their reputation

  • Working to bring about someone’s being fired or otherwise jeopardize their job in the absence of cause

  • Seeking to ruin another person's relationship

  • Theft of property—physical, financial, or intellectual

  • Deliberately marginalizing a coworker, classmate, or family member, or student

  • Cyber or other bullying

ESs can be very skillful at orchestrating such situations, and often set them up so that it is difficult to prove that they are culpable (they will never take responsibility or feel remorse for harming another, regardless). Because of their ability to charm others, ESs may be popular, professionally successful or socially influential, and thus, others may be either unaware or unable to acknowledge the deliberate and harmful nature of their actions.

As described above, the ES may seek to harm another because they believe it benefits them in some way, because they feel threatened or envious, if they perceive the target as weak and/or unlikely to retaliate, or simply because hurting another is pleasurable. In some cases, the reason for the attack may be difficult for the victim to discern. Although we may like to think of ESs as strangers, the ES may very well be someone you know and consider yourself close to, such as a family member, friend, partner, or colleague.

Some Everyday Scenarios

“Mike” experienced considerable self-consciousness and anxiety when he lost his job and was having a hard time finding another one. Mike sought support by talking to his brother “Jerry,” but asked Jerry not to tell anyone else. Jerry agreed. Several weeks later, Jerry invited Mike to what he described as a “casual barbeque” at his house. Mike was uncomfortably surprised when he arrived at what turned out to be a party to celebrate Jerry’s recent promotion. He was further stunned and self-conscious when several of the other guests offered their condolences to Mike on the loss of his job.

When Mike later raised the issue with Jerry, Jerry denied revealing Mike’s secret and said he had “no idea” Mike would feel embarrassed or uncomfortable. Mike remembered felt guilty for assuming the worst about Jerry, but still had a difficult time sitting with his anger and resentment. Although Mike wanted to accept Jerry’s excuse, he realized that throughout their relationship, he and Jerry had engaged in a dance where Jerry attempted to draw Mike in, “unintentionally” hurt him, and always denied responsibility.

“Janice” had been friends with “Kelly” since grade school. As teens, Janice told Kelly that she liked “Jim.” Soon after this disclosure, Kelly began dating him. Although Janice remembered having felt betrayed, foolish, and profoundly hurt, she reluctantly accepted Kelly’s explanation that she and Jim were “meant for each other.” Kelly’s passion for Jim quickly dwindled when Janice began dating someone else, however, and Kelly soon dropped a heartbroken Jim only to flirt with Janice’s new boyfriend. Attempts to discuss similar situations with Kelly over the years invariably led to denials and profuse declarations of her loyalty to Janice. When Janice would attempt to create distance from her, Kelly worked hard to draw Janice back in. Janice usually wound up forgiving Kelly, until, years later, Janice walked in on her husband having an affair—with Kelly—in Janice’s bed. Remarkably, Janice recalled wondering what she could have done to make her husband prefer Kelly over her.

ESs can make you doubt your sanity and question whether you are entitled to be angry. In the study referenced earlier, members of the Dark Tetrad were more willing than the average person to inflict harm in the complete absence of provocation. Sadists in particular increased the intensity of their attack once they realized that the innocent person would not fight back.

What Can You Do?

  1. Pay attention to your feelings. Members of the Dark Tetrad are supremely skilled at inducing self-doubt, shock, shame, anger, and feeling betrayed—as well as guilt for having these feelings about the offender. If your interactions with the someone in your life are characterized by the above, you may very well be dealing with someone who fits into one of the DT categories.

  2. Acknowledge and release any hope of changing, “healing,” or “reforming” the ES or other “dark personality.” It won’t work, and will only convey another “weakness” to someone who is essentially exploitative, callous, and will delight in your continued suffering or humiliation. Relatedly, let go of any hope that the ES will acknowledge wrongdoing or be remorseful. It's not in their nature.

  3. Examine whether you may be a “prime target.” ESs are uncannily able to discern when someone is likely to tolerate, ignore, deny, rationalize, or even take responsibility for the ES’s malicious behavior for whatever reason. If you tend to attract ESs in your life either at work or in social relationships, ask yourself why you have tolerated this kind of treatment thus far. Write down the costs and benefits of remaining in relationships with people who treat you poorly. Seek support from those who have a track record of respecting your boundaries and treating you well.

  4. Decide what healthy limits will look like for you—or what kind of boundary you will need to establish in order to feel emotionally or otherwise safe with the ES, if this is someone you will continue to deal with in some way (e.g., if the ES is a boss, sibling, parent or in-law). Setting healthy boundaries may include limiting the frequency and/or duration of encounters with the ES, being selective about what you reveal to him/her, or cutting off contact altogether for either a period of time or indefinitely. Initially, the ES will likely resist your efforts to change your relationship, but if you are consistent with maintaining the new boundaries, eventually they will have to look for their “supply” elsewhere.

    ...

Everyone has caused emotional hurt in some way at some point, whether out of ignorance, in the heat of an argument, or when having felt threatened. Key components in everyday sadism, however, are the intention to harm, pleasure in causing another's distress, a lack or remorse, and failure to take responsibility. The above tips can help you spot others who are intentionally harmful and take steps to protect yourself.

Be well!

For further reading:

Buckels, E. E., Jones, D. N., & Paulhus, D. L. (2013). Behavioral confirmation of everyday sadism. Psychological Science, 24(11), 2201-2209.

Furham, A., Richards, S. C., & Paulhus, D. L. (2013). The dark triad of personality: A 10 year review. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 7(3), 199-216.

[https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-integrationist/201408/dealing-everyday-sadists-and-other-dark-personalities]

 

WHAT EATS HAWKS?

What eats hawks?

What do hawks eat?

Hawks are at the top of their food chain and at the center of their food web, so they don’t have many predators.

The only natural enemies that hawks must worry about are eagles and larger hawks. In addition, serpents that can climb trees sometimes attack and eat baby hawks and hawk eggs.

And, what do hawks eat? They eat a variety of small animals, especially rodents, as well as other avians.

[http://www.whateats.com/what-eats-hawks]

 

 

Human beings protect and cooperate with, each other; this is the natural law.

Human beings which hunt other human beings violate the natural law.

The science of Biology may explain how nature “reacts” when the natural law is being violated.

 

Christos Boumpoulis

economist

 

P.S.: Many people remain either, unwilling, or, unable, to comprehend that, the human life is invaluable and sacred; unfortunately.

 

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