Monday, November 16, 2015

Je suis . . . Paralysér

274 Days, 294 Mass US Killings

 

. . . and Beirut, 11/12/15, disappearing from the headlines, next day

  . . . when whiter people were as brutally killed

      . . . in Paris, 11/13/15

           . . . and, the Worldwide toll of human death from political conflict as of 11/14/15:


  • 46,191 – Syria – Syrian Civil War
  • 33,165Afghanistan – War in Afghanistan
  • 13,509Iraq – Iraq War
  • 10,882Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger, Chad – Boko Haram insurgency
  • 6,028 – Mexico – Mexican Drug War
  • 5,720 – Yemen, Saudi Arabia – Yemeni Civil War
  • 3,724Somalia – War in Somalia
  • 3,376Pakistan – War in North-West Pakistan
  • 3,112 – Ukraine – War in Donbass
  • 2,624South Sudan – South Sudanese Civil War
  • 2,465 – Libya – Libyan Civil War
  • 2,436 – Egypt – Sinai insurgency
  • 1,139Sudan – War in Darfur
  • 1,131+  – Turkey, Iraq – Turkey-PKK conflict
  • 1,080Sudan – South Kordofan conflict
  • 993United States – police killings
  • 839Nigeria – communal conflicts
  • 837Burma – Internal conflict in Myanmar
  • 713Sudan – Sudanese nomadic conflicts
  • 540 – D.R. Congo, Burundi – Kivu conflict
  • 334 – Colombia – Colombian conflict
  • 355 – CAR – Central African Republic conflict
  • 320 – Mali – Northern Mali conflict
  • 300 – D.R. Congo – ADF insurgency
  • 300+Brazil – police killings (yearly average)
  • 264+Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia – US Drone War (yearly average)
  • 262 – Egypt – Post-coup unrest in Egypt
  • 246Pakistan – Sectarianism in Pakistan
  • 236India – Insurgency in Northeast India
  • 232 – Algeria, Tunisia – Insurgency in the Maghreb
  • 224 – Egypt – Metrojet Flight 9268, most likely downed by the Islamic State (Sinai insurgency)
  • 204+ – Burundi – Burundian conflict
  • 204India – Naxalite-Maoist insurgency
  • 167+Ethiopia – Ogaden insurgency
  • 155Pakistan, Iran – Balochistan conflict
  • 150+Nigeria2015 Baga Massacre (Boko Haram insurgency)
  • 150+France – Islamic terrorism crisis in France
  • 147India, Pakistan – Kashmir conflict
  • 147Russia – Insurgency in the North Caucasus
  • 147 – Kenya – 2015 Garissa University College attack by al-Shabaab (War in Somalia)
  • 146 – Syria – Kobani massacre by the Islamic State (Syrian Civil War)
  • 145Nigeria – Kukawa shooting by Boko Haram (Boko Haram insurgency)
  • 137 – Yemen – 2015 Sana’a mosque bombings by Islamic State (Yemeni Civil War)
  • 128+ – France – 2015 Paris attacks (Islamic terrorism crisis in France)
  • 126ChinaXinjiang conflict
  • 123Israel, Palestine – Israeli-Palestinian conflict
  • 117Nigeria – September 2015 Maiduguri suicide bombing by Boko Haram (Boko Haram insurgency)
  • 102Turkey – 2015 Ankara bombing
  • 100+Iraq – Khan Bani Saad car bombing (Iraq War)

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Never Mind What Time "Really Is" - How Does Your Brain Even Measure It?

click here for the Science News article written by Laura Sanders

Monday, June 8, 2015

Is our fear of dying behind nearly everything we do?

I think so.


Marc Parry has written about "Terror Management Theory", developed by Sheldon Solomon, Jeff Greenberg and Tom Pyszczynski.

"In a new book surveying that work, The Worm at the Core: On the Role of Death in Life (Random House), Solomon, Greenberg, and Pyszczyn­ski argue that fear of death drives our actions to a much greater extent than people realize. 'The terror of death has guided the development of art, religion, language, economics, and science,' they write. 'It raised the pyramids in Egypt and razed the Twin Towers in Manhattan...' "


Sunday, May 24, 2015

What the hell?

(click through to thedailybeast.com's article by Candida Moss)

thedailybeast.com

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

 

 

on the "SOCIOLOGY OF KNOWLEDGE"

from Trinity University's Website


"Before we go any further here, has it ever occurred to any of you that all this is simply one grand misunderstanding? Since you're not here to learn anything, but to be taught so you can pass these tests, knowledge has to be organized so it can be taught, and it has to be reduced to information so it can be organized do you follow that? In other words this leads you to assume that organization is an inherent property of the knowledge itself, and that disorder and chaos are simply irrelevant forces that threaten it from outside. In fact it's exactly the opposite. Order is simply a thin, perilous condition we try to impose on the basic reality of chaos..."
                                                            --William Gaddis, from "JR"