Sunday, March 30

Asking NBC for the famous interview Brazilian archbishop Dom Helder Camara did in 1963

I just sent this e-mail do NBC because this interview was not transmitted in Brazil but was on all the newspapers back in 1963.
He explains why he thinks that the Alliance for the Progress was already dead but he wanted it to resurrect.
Dom Helder Camara, cited as an obstacle for the Alliance:

"the egotism and many rich people, their blindness, a more and urgent problem than communism itself."
I hope they still have the interview where other South Americans spoke.


Angry, me?




Thursday, March 27

Raphael's use of perspective

"Like many artists of the 1500's, Raphael was fascinated by formal composition. He used perspective to create a 3-D space in a flat painting. That may sound like old hat to us, but perspective was the hot new thing in those days.

Raphael's use of perspective. See how the whole painting is arranged around a vanishing point on the horizon? Everything follows the perspective lines to that point. And objects get smaller and higher in the painting, so they look like they're farther away."

I took it from this site which is very good for those who want to start to understand some aspects of painting.
Raphael, Titian, Millet, Van Gogh, Gauguin and Picasso are the artists whose paintings are used to explain very easily historical changes and personal choices of each of them.


Highly educated dogs




Sunday, March 23

Ukraine: Russia is making the difference that might save the world from war by Umberto Pascali

As always I publish an article published at Globalresearch. Michel Chossudovsky has been doing a great work uniting experts that know what is really happening behind the lies the mainstream media tells.
This is another of the numerous great articles at the site. I have signed their newsletter and I receive daily a great analysis.

The Ukraine Crisis and Vladimir Putin: A New Financial System Free from Wall Street and the City of London?
By Umberto Pascali
Global Research, March 22, 2014

Approximate Transcript  of Interview

The Ukrainian crisis? It is basically the opposite of what the media and politicians keep repeating both in the US and Europe. They say that the so-called International community have isolated Russia and Vladimir Putin.

In fact it is the real sponsors of the coup d’état and the violence in Ukraine who are isolated not only morally but also strategically.

And it is Putin, the first leader who resisted and defeated the strategy of world domination, who is enjoying the enthusiastic support of his people and the growing admiration of the world. The well financed media and politicians do not want to hear this, but this is the reality. Without exaggeration, one can compare this resistance to that against Napoleon and Hitler

Only few know precisely how dangerous the situation has been. How close to a real war.

The incompetent representatives of the ‘international community’ lost any sense of reality and deployed the weapons of social destabilization, armed insurrection, assassination by snipers, a fascist March on Kiev reminiscent of Mussolini’s March on Rome, targeting of the Russian population. (emphasis added)

They intended to give Russia the Libya treatment, and they did not make a secret of it. (emphasis added)

After the assurances given by George H W Bush to Mikhail Gorbachev that NATO couldn’t be used for a push toward East, successive US governments did exactly that. Their objective is to surround Russia. With the smiling hypocrisy of hyenas, they made clear that there was no alternative but to surrender to the military power and propaganda capabilities of NATO. (emphasis added)

No compromise, no negotiations. Or better when negotiations took place like on Feb 21, the neo-Nazi gangs in Kiev were incited to escalate the armed violence and take over the Parliament and Government buildings, beating and intimidating whoever did not agree. (emphasis added)

The Western “diplomats” immediately recognized the neo-Nazi coup d’état as the legitimate government. Yatsenyuk, the candidate of Victoria Nuland, declared himself Prime Minister while members of the parliament were brutally beaten in the street, their houses invaded and violated, their families terrorized… to ensure their support for the democratic process… (emphasis added)

These criminal politicians even pushed the situation close to a real nuclear war. Putin made clear that Russia — which had lost a large percentage of its population in the war against Nazism and accepted to see Moscow in flames in order to defeat the superior forces of Napoleon — was not going to surrender. That moment was more dangerous than the 1962 Cuban missile crisis. Putin called their bluff…  Then, while the Crimean (and not only Crimean) population asked for protection against the NATO -supported armed gangs, the propaganda machine went into full speed in the West, but it was too late. In this sense Putin not only saved Russia, but gave a chance to the whole of Europe… like in WWII
 (emphasis added)

The fascist armed insurrection and the Kiev coup were not simply a war against Russia, they were also a war against Europe. Not the EU bureaucracy in Brussels, whose loyalty lies with the big financial institutions, but the Europe of the various countries reduced to misery and despair by austerity measures and the economic looting of Wall Street and the city of London. (emphasis added)

Ukraine has been destabilized in order to make sure that Europe would be in a perennial war with Russia. (emphasis added)

In fact, both, the interests of Europe and that of Russia, lie in a common economic plan for the development of the whole area. This is what was proposed by Putin and by several leaders such as former German chancellors Helmut Kohl and Gerhard Schroeder. This is exactly what had to be prevented with the Victoria Nuland $5 billion ‘to help democracy.’ And now, despite all the noises and rhetoric, this is the most obvious direction to go.

The most important point to understand is that this war and looting policy is not in the interest of the Europeans or even of the Americans. (emphasis added)

This is the big secret that now cannot be covered anymore. The governments of the US and the European countries are NOT independent entities, they are not sovereign. They do not have the will or even the ability to act on behalf of their people. They are controlled by powerful banking interests. They have been taken over by two financial centers that do not care for the real economy. They pursue only speculation and looting. (emphasis added)

In response on March 4th the economic adviser to Putin, Sergey Glazyev declared openly that if the financial vultures persisted, Russia would create on the spot an independent financial system which is separate from that of the US Dollar. (emphasis added)

Glazyev explained to the vampires:

‘We have wonderful economic and trade relations with our Southern and Eastern partners. We will find a way not just to eliminate our dependence on the US but also profit from these sanctions….If sanctions are applied against Russia’s state structures we will have to move into other currencies and create our own settlement system. We will be forced to recognize the impossibility of repayment of the loans that the US banks gave to Russian state structures. Indeed, sanctions are a double-edged weapon, and if the US chooses to freeze our assets, then our equities and liabilities in dollars will also be frozen…’ (emphasis added)

This strategy is known as the Financial Nuclear Option. It could lead to the end of the predatory looting system of Wall Street. (emphasis added)

The ‘Southern and Eastern partners’ Glazyev is talking about are clearly the members of the BRICS, Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa, the sane part of the world economy, the future.

And it is  exactly  what the official spokesman of the Kremlin, Dmitry Peskov indicated in an interview to the BBC:

Sanctions against Russia could be the final trigger that will force many countries to create a new independent financial system based on the real economy. The world is changing rapidly. How many civilizations grew and died in the course of history? Who will be able to resist the pressure of dying systems and indicate to the people the road toward the future?” (emphasis added)

 The possibility of a new financial system independent from the collapsing dollar empire, as consequence of anti Russia sanctions was also emphasized by an authoritative the Russian media including  RT. (See:http://rt.com/op-edge/russia-switches-to-brics-sanctions-357/)

…Western sanctions might push Russia to deepen cooperation with BRICS states, in particular, to strengthen its ties with China, which will possibly turn out to be a big catastrophe for the US and the EU some time later.

On March 18, the spokesperson for the Kremlin, Dmitry Peskov, stated that Russia would switch to new partners in case of economic sanctions being imposed by the European Union and the United States. He highlighted that the modern world isn’t unipolar and Russia has strong ties with other states as well, though Russia wants to remain in good relations with its Western partners, especially with the EU due to the volume of trade and joint projects. (emphasis added)

Those “new partners” are not really new since Russia has been closely interconnected with them for almost 13 years. This is all about the so-called BRICS organization, consisting of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. BRICS represents 42 percent of the world’s population and about a quarter of the world’s economy, which means that this bloc of states is an important global actor. (emphasis added)

The BRICS countries are like-minded in regard to supporting the principles of international law, the central role of the UN Security Council and the principles of the non-use of force in international relations; this is why they are so actively performing in the sphere of settling regional conflicts. However, the cooperation between Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa goes beyond political aspects and is also demonstrated by dynamic trade and multiple projects in different areas. (emphasis added)

Today, in total, there are more than 20 formats of cooperation within the BRICS which are being developing. For example, in February the member-states came to an agreement about 11 possible projects of scientific and technical cooperation, from aeronautics to bio- and nanotechnology. (emphasis added)

In order to modernize the global economic system, at the center of which stand the US and the EU, the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa have created the BRICS Stock Alliance and are creating their own development bank to finance large infrastructure projects. On the whole, despite fierce criticism of BRICS as an organization with no future, it is developing and increasing cooperation with its members and, in fact, BRICS is showing pretty good results. (emphasis added)

With the suspension of Russia’s participation in G8 and the strengthening of economic sanctions against Russia, specific industries may be targeted, including limits on imported commodities.

While the West seeks to hit Russia hard, it is important to notice that Russia is ready to switch to other markets, including BRICS, with a view to expanding its trade.

President Dilma Rousseff, India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Russia's President Vladimir Putin, China's President Xi Jinping and South African President Jacob Zuma pose for a photo after the BRICS leader's meeting at the G20 summit on September 5, 2013 in Saint Petersburg.(AFP Photo / Sergei Karpukhin)


Wordless Sunday: a picture worth a thousand words


Maybe not a thousand. The question is: do we have to verbalize everything?
Behold the kid!


Friday, March 21

Rio de Janeiro's county hospital Rocha Maia in Brazil released severe injured patient without treatment

















The patient was Maria a homeless woman who is known by those who live around the place she sleeps.
Two citizens took her back  to Rocha Maia Hospital showing the pictures of how they released her and demanded them to treat her.

She sleeps in a place where there are cats and skunks. It is believed that an animal have eaten some of the matter that were exposed.

Maria suffers a mental disease and this is one of many reasons physicians received her on Sunday, 3/16 and released her on Wednesday morning, 3/19 without any treatment.

Close to the hospital there is a mental institution, Pinel Hospital, where Maria goes when she is not felling fine which gives no excuse for the lack of treatment of this woman with the injuries depicted on these photos taken by one of the citizens who helped her. It is a physical condition and should be treated in a hospital.
Of course that if Maria received a good care in the Pinel Hospital she would seek for help there but the way they mistreat those who are inside there prevented her of doing so. I have terrible stories I heard from the patients who have been there. But those who are poor come and go. This is another post.

A dentist went to Rocha Maia Hospital with Maria and this man recording what they had to say about the case.

This was the only way they accepted Maria back to treat her: they feared the camera.
Rocha Maia Hospital is a hospital of the county and for political reasons it has already been closed and started their activities in 2012 but they are not what they were anymore.

There were numerous doctors and the number of people that were there on a daily basis was huge.
Now this is how they are treating Rio de Janeiro's poor citizens.
And this woman suffer the stigma of having a mental condition, a stigma that makes all of those who have a "label" be treated as subhumans.
I can't take it. This is too much for me.

Update:
The injuries were made when Maria took the  Haldol that the Hospital Pinel gave to her. She felt on the floor and passed away. When she woke up she had the injuries, two holes in her head.

Update April, 7:
Maria is in a mental institution where she is being treated. I don't know this hospital. She will stay there till someone responsible for her appears.
That's never gonna happen.


Wednesday, March 19

Matisse's Rosary Chapel in Vence, France






This video gives an idea of the sensation inside the chapel, especially the stained glasses.
Matisse did everything, architecture and the interior stained glasses and the ceramic panels.

It is difficult to have good pictures of a work that changes according to the sun light:

"The alter is situated in the centre of the space and facing the two naves. The colour of the stone in which the chapel was built evokes the colour of the Eucharist (built in stone from the Gard Region of France). The white walls, floor and the ceiling contrast with the stain glass windows which each day allow the day light to penetrate through. The stain glass windows are composed of three colours : yellow (the light of the sun and of God), green (nature) and blue ( the Mediterranean sky). Three big paintings engraved on white ceramic decorate the walls of the chapel. Only the reflection of the stain glass windows project colour on the three compositions."

The official site of the chapel explains everything.


Monday, March 17

New York Federal Reserve confiscates Ukraine gold

A Russian Internet news site Iskra (“Spark”) based in Zaporozhye, eastern Ukraine,  reported on March 7, that  “Ukraine’s gold reserves had been hastily airlifted to the United States from Borispol Airport east of Kiev”.

This alleged airlift and confiscation of Ukraine’s gold reserves by the New York Federal Reserve has not been confirmed by the Western media. (emphasis added)

On March 10, kingworldnews, a prominent online financial blog site published an incisive interview with William Kaye, a Hong Kong based hedge fund manager at Pacific Group Ltd. who had previously worked for Goldman Sachs in mergers and acquisitions.

Of significance in this interview with William Kaye is the analogy between Ukraine, Iraq and Libya. Lest we forget, both Iraq and Libya had their gold reserves confiscated by the US. According to Kaye,the destination was the New York Fed. (emphasis added)

Via Globalresearch.

From KWN
:
“Now that’s 33 tons of gold which is worth somewhere between $1.5 billion - $2 billion.  That would amount to a very nice down payment to the $5 billion that Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland boasted that the United States has already spent in their efforts to destabilize Ukraine, and put in place their own unelected  government.”

Eric King:  “Whether the United States is taking down Saddam Hussein in Iraq, or Muammar Gaddafi in Libya, there always seems to be gold at the end of the rainbow, which the U.S. then appropriates.”  (emphasis added)

Kaye:  “That’s a good point, Eric.  The United States installed a former banker in Ukraine who is very friendly to the West.  He is also a guy with central bank experience.  This would have been his first major decision to transport that gold out of Ukraine to the United States.

You may recall that allegedly the logistical requirements prevented the New York Fed from returning the 300 tons of gold the United States stores for Germany back to Germany.  After a year of waiting, the New York Fed only sent Germany 5 tons of gold.  So only 5 tons of gold was sent from the Fed to Germany, and it wasn’t even the 5 tons that had been originally stored with the Fed.


Sunday, March 16

The Gulabi Gang: Indian women fighting abusive men

"The Gulabi Gang is an extraordinary women’s movement formed in 2006 by Sampat Pal Devi in the Banda District of Uttar Pradesh in Northern India. This region is one of the poorest districts in the country and is marked by a deeply patriarchal culture, rigid caste divisions, female illiteracy, domestic violence, child labour, child marraiges and dowry demands. The women’s group is popularly known as Gulabi or ‘Pink’ Gang because the members wear bright pink saris and wield bamboo sticks. Sampat says, “We are not a gang in the usual sense of the term, we are a gang for justice.”

The Gulabi Gang was initially intended to punish oppressive husbands, fathers and brothers, and combat domestic violence and desertion. The members of the gang would accost male offenders and prevail upon them to see reason. The more serious offenders were publicly shamed when they refused to listen or relent. Sometimes the women resorted to their lathis, if the men resorted to use of force.

Today, the Gulabi Gang has tens of thousands of women members, several male supporters and many successful interventions to their credit. Whether it is ensuring proper public distibution of food-grains to people below the poverty line, or disbursement of pension to elderly widows who have no birth certificate to prove their age, or preventing abuse of women and children, the Pink sisterhood is in the forefront, bringing about system changes by adopting the simplest of methods - direct action and confrontation.
Although the group’s interventions are mostly on behalf of women, they are increasingly called upon by men to challenge not only male authority over women, but all human rights abuses inflicted on the weak."


Friday, March 14

War and the Rights of Children: America’s Proxy Government Aims to Legalize Pedophilia in Occupied Iraq








By Felicity Arbuthnot
Global Research, March 13, 2014

Less than a month before the eleventh anniversary of the illegal US-led invasion of Iraq, the near destruction of much of the country, heritage, culture, secularism, education, health services and all State institutions, the country is poised to revert “two thousand years” say campaigners.

On 25th February Iraq’s Cabinet approved a draft law lowering the age of legal marriage for females to nine years old.

Iraq was, prior to the invasion, a fiercely secular country, with a broadly equal male, female workforce and with women benefiting from a National Personal Status Law, introduced in 1959, which remained “one of the most liberal in the Arab world, with respect to women’s rights.”

The legal age for marriage was set at eighteen, forced marriages were banned and polygamy restricted. Cohesion between communities was enhanced and fostered by: “eliminating the differential treatment of Sunnis and Shiites under the law (and erasing differentiation) between the various religious communities …” Women’s rights in divorce, child custody and inheritance were an integral part of the Law, with Article 14 stating that all Iraqis are equal under the law.(1)
(read entire article here)

Last paragraph:

The US and UK could put an end to this disgrace instantly by simply withdrawing trade, arms sales, and diplomatic presence. But Iraq is still a destroyed country, courtesy the same US and UK and there are also all those multi-million rebuilding, security, and military training contracts. As with the majority of those in their Iraq puppet Parliament, morality and integrity are long dead and buried.

Afghan girl



Sunday, March 9

Aww Puppy: a her for him















Last May I posted about the puppy that I was given. He is one years-old now. He was feeling lonely so yesterday a her for him arrived.

He is very happy and as she is one month and 23 days he is father mother, brother all at the same time but it is very clear that he is just doing that so that in the future he will be able to have a wife.

Smart dog!


Wednesday, March 5

Einstein unpublished article found with: universe with no Big Bang








An unpublished manuscript by Albert Einstein recently discovered by two scientists from Waterford Institute of Technology shows that the Nobel Prize winner once considered a mathematical model of the universe very different to today’s Big Bang Theory.

The manuscript, which hadn’t been referred to by scientists for decades, appears to have been written in the 1930s.

The cosmic model it proposes is radically different to previously known Einsteinian models of the universe, but anticipates a controversial theory proposed by the Cambridge scientist Fred Hoyle in the 1950s, which argued that space could be expanding eternally.

The document had been stored in plain sight at the Albert Einstein Archives in Jerusalem. However, it had been mistakenly filed as a first draft of another paper by the theoretical physicist.
WIT physicist Cormac O’Raifeartaigh told Nature he ‘almost fell out his chair’ when he realised what the manuscript was about.

Together with collaborators at Cambridge University and the Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies, the WIT duo have submitted a translation and analysis of Einstein’s manuscript to the European Physical Journal and have posted a preprint of their paper online (their English translation is available here)

According to the ‘abstract’:
We present a translation and analysis of an unpublished manuscript by Albert Einstein in which he proposed a ‘steady-state’ model of the universe.
"The manuscript appears to have been written in early 1931 and demonstrates that Einstein once considered a cosmic model in which the mean density of matter in an expanding universe remains constant due to a continuous creation of matter from empty space, a process he associated with the cosmological constant.
This model is in marked contrast to previously known Einsteinian models of the cosmos (both static and dynamic) but anticipates the well-known steady-state theories of Hoyle, Bondi and Gold.
We find that Einstein’s steady-state model contains a fundamental flaw and suggest it was discarded for this reason.
We also suggest that he declined to try again because he found more sophisticated versions rather contrived.
The manuscript is of historical significance because it reveals that Einstein debated between steady-state and evolving models of the cosmos decades before a similar debate took place in the cosmological community."
The Irish scientists’ discovery has been picked up by a raft of international publications — in addition to Nature, it’s also been featured in Forbes and Scientific American.
Check out Einstein Archives Online for the original German version.
Read the analysis "Einstein’s steady-state model of the universe".

Source:
Image by esracoon.


Wikipedia deleted article on Post-SSRI sexual dysfunction PSSD: hypocrisy and inconsistency






You know, I know, everybody knows that Wikipedia is biased and echoes all official visions even those who leads to genocides and crimes against humanity.

Post-SSRI sexual dysfunction - PSSD - has been reported by many people that  after quitting an antidepressant SSRI don't recover their sexuality. This is a devastating condition that has been discussed since 2005 at the Yahoo group SSRI-sex group. I wrote about them here. and copied a testimony here.

I have already met people that took an antidepressant SSRI while they were teenager and they never experienced sex and will never will.

Wikipedia had an article about it but it is gone now as some bloggers, patients, physicians and those who are aware of the condition have reported.

I will write about PSSD in another post for it is another of many crimes against humanity that these drugs are promoting.
I just want to show the inconsistency of the encyclopedia of the people:

at the article about Citalopram:

Sexual dysfunction is often a side effect with SSRIs. Specifically, common side effects include difficulty becoming aroused, lack of interest in sex, and anorgasmia (trouble achieving orgasm). Genital anesthesia,[36][37] loss of or decreased response to sexual stimuli, and ejaculatory anhedonia are also possible. Although usually reversible, in some people these sexual side effects become permanent after the drug has been completely withdrawn.[38] This is known as post-SSRI sexual dysfunction. One study showed however that when remission of major depressive disorder is achieved, quality of life is reported to be higher in spite of sexual side effects.[39] (emphasys  mine)

36.^ Bolton JM, Sareen J, Reiss JP (2006). "Genital anaesthesia persisting six years after sertraline discontinuation". J Sex Marital Ther 32 (4): 327–30 doi:10.1080/00926230600666410PMID 16709553..
37. ^ "Numb Genitals, Anyone?". Retrieved 9 November 2012.
38. ^ Csoka AB, Csoka A, Bahrick A, Mehtonen OP (January 2008). "Persistent sexual dysfunction after discontinuation of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors". J Sex Med 5 (1): 227–33 doi:10.1111/j.1743-6109.2007.00630.x.PMID 18173768..
39. ^ Ishak WW, Christensen S, Sayer G, Ha K, Li N, Miller J, Nguyen JM, Cohen RM. Sexual satisfaction and quality of life in major depressive disorder before and after treatment with citalopram in the STAR*D study" J Clin Psychiatry 2013 Mar;74(3) 256-61. doi:10.4088/JCP.12m07933 doi:10.4088/JCP.12m07933.

So, it is very clear at this excerpt from Citalopram that PSSD is a condition that exists:
" in some people these sexual side effects become permanent after the drug has been completely withdrawn"
this is known as PSSD - Post-SSRI sexual dysfunction. The condition is just not named as everybody knows.

At the post I wrote on June, 12, 2009 the article was at Wikipedia and I left the link:

"PSSD has an article at Wikipedia and is reported to physicians. However it seems to be something out of the planet to some doctors."

Now without the article the link goes to Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor with the paragraph I copied above.

If you have ever tried the to talk to Wikipedia task force you know how arrogant and abusive they are.
They use ad hominem and all kind of strategies that are used by those who are defending the official version.
I tried this Talk page and was hypocritically treated.

It is written "The Free Encyclopedia that anyone can edit." This is simply absurd.

I really didn't expect anything from them but just wanted to add another comment among those who have manifested.
Wikipedia is another tool used to manipulate opinion.

Update:
The article on PSSD in Polish is still at Wikipedia. Let's see how much time will it last.
It's here.



Saturday, March 1

Gaza: normal life and street art

Little is shown about the normal life of people who are in areas or countries where crimes against humanity are committed on a daily basis.
The only reference for this places are the lies mainstream media tells and the work of those who write or show through other media the resistance.
What do we know about Palestinian art and culture? Nothing.
The eurocentric history of art and culture did a lot of harm to many nations whether they are in conflict zones or not. Fortunately the discussion about it has started and I hope that soon historians will correct this mistake.