19 Matching Annotations
  1. Jun 2022
    1. Elie Mystal writes in Allow Me to Retort: A Black Guy's Guide to the Constitution:

      There was an original purpose to the Second Amendment, but it wasn't to keep people safe. It was to preserve white supremacy and slavery. (p36)

      He indicates that there are quotes from Patrick Henry and George Mason, governor of Virginia. They needed the ability to raise an armed militia to put down slave revolts and didn't want to rely on the federal government to do it.


      • [ ] Allow Me to Retort: A Black Guy's Guide to the Constitution by Elie Mystal #wanttoread

      link to 1967 Mulford Act signed by Ronald Reagan see also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mulford_Act

  2. May 2022
    1. Miracles transcend the body.

      Let us perform a thought experiment: imagine your reactions if you hear that wildfires have destroyed your house. Compare it to another made up news that now your enemy has burned your house. And let's imagine also how we'd react on hearing that our kids were playing, gone too far and burned our house.

      Most likely if it were our kids our first intent would be to help them first and calm them down, neglecting all that happened to the house. While wildfires could have set us on the victim's mode to start complaining on some gods, the government and generally on bad luck. And if it were our enemy, oh boy, we could have gone to a crusade in courts... to say the last.

      There is a phrase in English, that comes from most unlikely area for spiritual seekers, and it goes: "It's nothing personal, just business". What if we could unplug events from personalities and take events as winds, as an unfoldment of our hidden conciseness in dreams. Would it be easier then to just forgive?

      The focus on a body is judgment's first initial step. Remove the pieces off the board, look past all bodies and ask to realize the truth; for it isn't personal, just karma.

      The purpose of the world you see is to obscure your function of forgiveness, and provide you with a justification for forgetting it. W-64.1.2

      As the ‪‎ego‬ would limit your perception of your brothers to the body, so would the ‪Holy Spirit‬ release your vision and let you see the Great Rays shining from them, so unlimited that they reach to ‪‎God‬. T-15.9.1

      ...forgiveness looks past bodies. This is its holiness; this is how it heals. The world of bodies is the world of sin, for only if there were a body is sin possible ... Only the body makes the world seem real. C-4.5

  3. Apr 2022
    1. Alrededor del 29% de los jóvenes de todo el mundo, unos 346 millones de personas, no están conectados en línea

      En pleno siglo XXI alarma la cantidad de personas que no se conectan a internet.

  4. Nov 2021
    1. The study demonstrated the capacity of a third dose to broaden antibody-based immunity and boost protection against circulating variants of concern. However, it is interesting that neutralizing responses against the Beta variant, known to markedly escape vaccine-elicited antibody responses4, were only fractionally better in those receiving a Beta-specific booster immunization.

      Choi et al. showed that a Beta-targeted booster shot broadened antibody-based immunity and boosted protection against circulating variants, the neutralizing response against the Beta variant was only slightly better.

      @gerdosi thinks this points to Original Antigenic Sin.

    1. Interestingly, all four vaccine breakthrough infection subjects who had previous COVID-19 were seropositive for anti-membrane IgG during acute infection, while no breakthrough subjects without prior COVID-19 had detectable anti-membrane antibodies in the acute infection period (Figure 1I).

      Vaccinated individuals that experience a breakthrough infection do not develop antibodies to the parts of the virus that is not encoded by the vaccine.

  5. Oct 2021
  6. www.corporacionavre.org www.corporacionavre.org
    1. 7 propiedades que son valiosas sino lo que deberían hacer los individuos y las instituciones para responder a las propiedades valiosas4. Ese “modo de ser” y de hacer del que los humanos nos vamos apropiando a lo largo de nuestra vida es lo que constituye a los hábitos, reflejo de costumbres que pueden ser referidas a virtudes o valores deseables en sí (postura deontológica) o al juicio sobre la bondad de las acciones tomadas en cuenta sus consecuencias (postura consecuencialista). En cualquier caso, el ethos es el fundamento de la praxis y el centro de donde brotan los actos humanos.5Así comprendida, la ética es un tipo de saber que se orienta por la evaluación de la bondad de la acción humana o de una institución sobre la base de la existencia de una búsqueda implícita o explícita del bien; es un saber complejo que significa al menos dos cosas diferentes. Si se asume una perspectiva deontológica entonces significa: a. Aprender a tomar decisiones prudentes, es decir, reflexionar desde valores antes de decidir y actuar según lo elegido. Este saber práctico contribuye a averiguar cuál debe ser el fin de nuestro actuar para decidir sobre los actos que se deben asumir, el ordenamiento de las metas, los valores que orientan la acción para finalmente tomar decisiones soportadas en dichos valores; b. Aprender a tomar decisiones moralmente justas, lo cual significa el respeto a los derechos humanos desde una moral crítica; por lo tanto aquí se trata de averiguar cuáles valores y derechos han de ser racionalmente respetados. Entre tanto, si se adopta una postura consecuencialista significa: a) evaluar el bien independientemente de lo correcto (valores) b) rechazar la idea deontológica de que lo correcto es anterior al bien, por tanto las acciones moralmente justas deben evaluarse en función de los logros o los resultados.

      Fundamentos de la ética deontológica y consecuencialista

  7. Sep 2021
    1. Pero, ¿qué tiene que ver esto con las trabajadoras domésticas? Justamente, en la medida en que su trabajo ha sido históricamente invisibilizado tanto por su género, su raza y su clase, como por estar en lo doméstico, la ciudad y su movilidad no se ha planeado para responder a sus necesidades. El transporte público se planea para llevar sobre todo a las personas de escasos recursos desde sus hogares hasta los centros de trabajo formal en las ciudades. Es decir, éste está especialmente planeado para movilizar a los hombres que realizan trabajo formal y productivo, sin importar que ellos no usen tanto el transporte público como las trabajadoras domésticas, dado que muchos también hacen uso de motocicletas y bicicletas. 
    2. Es un espacio urbano donde no hay rampas para llevar coches de bebés o sillas de ruedas; una ciudad dispersa y abierta, con andenes destruidos o inexistentes, en la que caminar se convierte en una prueba de obstáculos.
  8. Nov 2020
    1. His brothers said to him, “Are you indeed to reign over us? Or are you indeed to rule over us?” So they hated him even more for his dreams and for his words.

      His brothers become more and more jealous of Joseph because they feel that Joseph is becoming stronger than them.

  9. Mar 2020
    1. Microglia Cells and Alzheimer´s Disease,

      The picture shows how foreign agents try to disrupt healthy life processes. Reminds of sin as the universal pattern of the "destroyer from the very beginning".

  10. Feb 2019
  11. Aug 2018
    1. Then shining Heav'nly fair, a Goddess arm'd Out of thy head I sprung; amazement seis'd All th' Host of Heav'n back they recoild affraid At first, and call'd me Sin, and for a Sign

      This is odd, because it resembles Athena fully armed springing out of Zeus' head when he swallowed Metis, for fear that she would give birth to a child that would supplant him. Athena was the highly respected goddess of women who unfortunately strongly favored males over females, and claimed she had no mother, even though Metis was her actual mother. Sin here has no mother - she is born only of Satan. What isn't clear here is why Milton turns the Athena myth on its head (so to speak!) by substituting SIN for the goddess of wisdom.

    2. O Father, what intends thy hand, she cry'd, Against thy only Son?

      This is confusing. Apparently (at least according to study guides), this female Goblin is Sin, who actually happens to be the daughter of Satan. Daughter, not son. So it sounds like she is addressing not her father, but God the father, who as we learn later is about to let his Son die for mankind. Or could she be referring to Satan as the Son who has turned against his own father? Or the incestuosly bread son of Satan and his own daughter, who happens to be Death? But then again, is Satan outwitting Death? Is anyone clear about what's going on here?

  12. Mar 2018
  13. Jun 2016
    1. Those annoying pop-up windows? My fault, at least in part. I designed a vertically-oriented popup window that included navigation tools and an ad for inclusion on webpages at some point in late 1996 or early 1997. It was intended to be less intrusive than inserting an ad into the middle of a user’s homepage. I won’t claim responsibility (irresponsibility?) for inventing the damned things, and I disclaim any responsibility for cascading popups, popups that move to the top, and those annoying “bot” windows that open different popups every few minutes. Still, the fault is at least in part mine, and I’m sorry. :-)
  14. May 2016
    1. 12All power and its use is but so much recognition and understanding of the use of My Will.Your will and all your powers are only phases of My Will, which I supply to suit your capacityto use it.Were I to entrust you with the full power of My Will, before you know how consciously to useit, it would annihilate your body utterly.To test your strength and more often to show you what the misuse of My Power does to you, I attimes allow you to commit a sin, so-called, or to make a mistake. I even permit you to becomeinflated with the sense of My Presence within you, when It manifests as a consciousness of MyPower, My Intelligence, My Love; and I let you take these and use them for your own personalpurposes. But not for long -- for, not being strong enough to control them, they soon take the bitin their teeth, run away with you, throw you down in the mire, and disappear from yourconsciousness for the time being.

      "All power and its use is but so much recognition and understanding of the use of My Will.Your will and all your powers are only phases of My Will, which I supply to suit your capacity to use it."

      "Were I to entrust you with the full power of My Will, before you know how consciously to use it, it would annihilate your body utterly."

      I need to surrender fully and consciously Be the Impersonal Self so as Gods Love, the power of God can flow through this vessel unimpeded.........

      So called sins and mistakes are only my learning, fashioning to build true strength in this body mind so as to allow the the power and Love of God to flow through matter.....

      There is only the Will of God..

  15. Jan 2016
    1. Si inhabilitamos tu cuenta, no crearás otra sin nuestro permiso

      si señor facebook... lo juro!!!

  16. Nov 2015
    1. Ego is what Jesus referred to as “the devil,” being a liar and the father of it. It is imperative that you understand that there is no other evil. The only sin there is is the misidentification of one’s Self as “ego” rather than Being, as Conscious Being.

      There is no evil other than what arises from our misidentification as Ego. Ego is what the Bible identifies as the devil.