Tuesday, October 6, 2015

we can do it...

 "...from this mind I will not flee, but to you all that misjudge me, I do protest as ye may see, that I am as I am and so will I be." Sir Thomas Wyatt

"Personality is the coherent patterning of affect, behavior, cognition, and desires (goals) over time and space. ...(Ortony et al., 2005). A helpful analogy is to consider that personality is to emotion as climate is to weather. That is, what one expects is personality, what one observes at any particular moment is emotion.  "   William Revelle , Klaus R. Scherer, Personality and Emotion

Monday, October 5, 2015

Silly woman, "After Thousands of Years of Research, We're Still Trying to Figure Out ..."

"The richest people in Britain have no idea how to prepare their own meals, says a controversial new report."We've lost our cooking skills. Rich people don’t know how to cook," said the woman presenting the report...Baroness Jenkin regularly turns her food into jewellery as she has no idea how to cook it"

Fanny Cradock and her dressing etiquette/jewellery/kitchen assistant/nonsense ...was decades ago the stimulus to the richest people in Britain that have no idea how to cook but... "After Thousands of Years of Research, We're Still Trying to Figure Out ..."  "and determine if those stimuli elicit different responses"...

"The effects of subliminal messages...on choice behavior...In order to study the effects of subliminal stimuli, researchers will often prime the participants with specific visual stimuli, often images, and determine if those stimuli elicit different responses..." 

Thursday, October 1, 2015

"Article 18. Everyone has the right to freedom of though..."

"I have a dream" 

"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...

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."

"Slave camps under the flag of freedom, massacres justified by philanthropy or by a taste for the superhuman, in one sense cripple judgment. On the day when crime dons the apparel of innocence — through a curious transposition peculiar to our times — it is innocence that is called upon to justify itself."
 Camus, Albert. The Rebel. 1951

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The Foolish Virgins

"The Devil tempting the Foolish Virgins at Strasbourg." 

"Advent of the virgin births: Women who have never been in a relationship paying £5,000 to get pregnant....Dozens of young heterosexual women have had virgin births after undergoing IVF in Britain..." 

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Circle of compassion

“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
Albert Einstein

Lucky clover!!

"The four-leaf clover is an uncommon variation of the common, three-leaved clover. According to tradition, such leaves bring good luck to their finders, especially if found accidentally...each leaf is believed to represent something: the first is for faith, the second is for hope, the third is for love, and the fourth is for luck." 

"...we're alike...able to look things in the eyes and call them by their right names...
 ...Another dance and my reputation will be gone forever....
With enough courage you can do without a reputation."" 
Gone With The Wind, 1939

Thursday, September 24, 2015

"Sardine packing"

"As we came to the forest we heard shooting again. This was the horrible portent of our future. If I had any doubts about the intentions of our tormenters, they were all gone now. ... We were all numb with terror and followed orders mechanically. We were incapable of thinking and were submitting to everything like a docile herd of cattle."
Portugal like many other countries have a tradition of doing "sardine packing"...now they are using more scientific and mechanized means to do it...

"More and more sardines are staying in the UK...Not tinned, but fresh. They're much more popular than they used to be..."

“We Can Never Forget”