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Ignorance: The Unknown Weapon

By DKIdea, published on May 7, 2014

...all the time.

Two people fight. Two small groups of people fight. Two large armies of people fight. Two countries full of people fight. Heck…you can even say all that can happen for the same reason (for example over a woman). Looking at a small model of using ignorance to maintain power, let me illuminate with a real life occurrence to clarify.

It’s no secret that I’m into pop culture (comics) and as such, am a part of many discussion pages on Facebook. On one such page, I demonstrated superior knowledge than the resident “expert” and presented it clearly enough ... (more)

Tags: healthcare, humanity, society, government, system, power, ignorance

Sacrificed On The Altar of Success

By melanie jean juneau, published on Jan 12, 2014

...on the altar of success.

As for childcare, society relegates this arrangement to women who are often treated as second class citizens. I want to yell out as loudly as I can that raising children is definitely not a default chore for women who were not successful in the world of business, power and wealth. Exactly how you, the next generation, love and form your children will directly influence the kind of society that they in turn create.

Do you want a world focused only on success and the ruthless accumulation of wealth?

What will you focus on as you embark on... (more)

Tags: family, love, money, power

The challenge of electric grids

By EdCar, published on Oct 25, 2013

A paradoxical trend

Just like cars, electrical devices are increasingly energy-efficient and need less power to work normally. A modern fridge needs a lot less electricity than its ancestor from the 1950’s. Yet the list of domestic appliances is much longer today than it used to be 60 years ago. Fridge, oven, micro wave, television, computers, smartphones, video game console and so forth. The amount of power required by all house appliances nowadays has nothing in common with the standards that prevailed only two decades ago. This microeconomic trend is of course confirmed in developed... (more)

Tags: electricity, grid, energy, power

How to kick start our subconscious mind?

By Jennifer Stone, published on Jun 27, 2012

...to work towards, it could be going to the gym daily. Or a fitness walk with a friend, these are the goals that will help you to achieve more in every phase of your life.

You will be more aware of your surroundings as in the past days you have been noticing your surroundings more, the power of the language that is all around us. The thoughts that flash through your mind, it could be a shop window or an image however you will gain more direction when you are more aware of what you are doing in your every day movements. Your actions that you do without normally noticing like... (more)

Tags: love, power, take control, jennifer stone, helicopter ride, harnessing the subconscious mind, extending your life

Watching Porn

By D. Sager, published on Jun 19, 2012

...A baton of deviation passed on from generation to generation by not so subtle players who leaving the film of their imagination, now commit those acts on the fledgling innocents, and not so innocents, in life's journey.

The act of sex is not so much the goal, control is. Control and power. Control over those acts which I had no choice, power over those who have hurt me, the faces of those violators superimposed on the victim in the play. So I watch and pray that I will never commit those acts that run so vividly through my mind. So I watch. Is there a choice anymore? What drug... (more)

Tags: sex, porn, power, watch, pictures, control, innocent, solace, climax, curse, freak, perverse, sexually, viewing, vile, vivid

Wisdom's Seven Pillars - Pillar #5, Pillar # 6, Pillar #7

By D. Sager, published on Mar 9, 2012

Pillar #5 - Mercy

“compassionate or kindly forbearance shown toward an offender, an enemy, or other person in one's power” - Dictionary.com

“I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.”- Abraham Lincoln

Mercy is crucial to wisdom, allowing it to function by bringing constructive resistance to the force of knowledge. It directs the power of wisdom to accomplish its highest objective, that of bringing and nurturing life. Without it, wisdom may be a cruel master, harsh and unrelenting. This mercy need be applied to myself as well as others.... (more)

Tags: philosophy, isolation, power, wisdom, safe, emotion, weakness, pillar, appeal, argument, higher power, inspire, solitude

How Are the Mighty Fallen

By Anastasia , published on Jan 31, 2012

...collapsed. Russia and China then took the high road to capitalism, chaotic for the former, controlled for the latter.

What I admire is the technique of realpolitik, the wholly Machiavellian outlook of the Chinese. This is likely to be their century not simply because of their economic power but because they play the game carefully, looking always to their own interests.

What a sense of humour Clio, the goddess of history, has, what an acute love of irony. There was America at the end of the Cold War, the only great power left in the world. There was Francis Fukuyama... (more)

Tags: china, america, power, imperialism

Love In Hiding

By D. Sager, published on Dec 9, 2011

...of prediction. Having disarmed reason and logic it takes the journey into sweet insanity, a wandering exploration through places beyond imagination. Struck with its seduction, a mere touch becomes a fire of uncontrolled passion. A whisper transforms itself into an echo that continues long after the source had taken its leave. Having then all power held in suspension at its will, surely the proverb is true, “now abide faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.” I would have to agree. In this the reason is found for love's evasiveness - it is because it can.

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Tags: mind, love, power, hiding, searching

Lose, Lose for the EU

By Philip F. Harris, published on Dec 2, 2011

...bankers. Is this the New World Order? The new world oligarchy? Why, any reasoning person should ask, do we continue to allow "INVESTORS" dictate public policy? What is truly uncertain is whether or not events like the "Occupy" movement will have any impact on such moves by the rich and powerful. Has the growth in Wall Street power, as witnessed by their blatant disregard for anything-people, nation, climate, environment-become so strong that nothing can stand in their way as they seize control of every aspect of life? This are coming to a head in almost every human endeavor.... (more)

Tags: economy, eu, debt, banks, power, occupy, oligarchy

Words are all I have

By Caballero_69, published on May 5, 2011

Some make music, some paint pictures, some sculpt statues but

Words are all I have.

Some seek beauty, some describe beauty, and some embody beauty

Words are all I have.

To inspire love of country, to express admiration, to sound a call to duty

Words are all I have.

Times are troubled, people are hurting, and the Republic is tottering,

Words are all I have.

I wish I could do more, I wish I could do better, I wish I was a hero

Words are all I have.

The ideals that unite us, the feelings that excite us and the dreams which inspire... (more)

Tags: words, power, effort, failing, trying

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