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When women ruled the world (or at least part of it)

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This historical excerpt is from a totally priceless Norwegian textbook from the 50’s on fashion and fashion history. I found it somewhere in the mountains last time I needed time away from civilization, and copied it word by word as I thought this had to be shared (although some men seem to feel… threatened by evidence like this).

A couple of millenniums of antiquity give me the freedom to reproduce this text, in which the priestess of Mallorca talks with a Greek refugee about the Hellenic male-dominated society:

She asked: “Who can this male god-father be? Fathers are instruments a woman uses because she feels like it, and to be a mother”. She laughed with disdain and shouted: “I have never heard anything like that before! This is truly brilliant… fathers! I guess the Hellenic fathers nurse their children themselves also, sow the land, pollinate the fig trees, legislate and carry out all the other female chores.”

She tramped down impatiently, and her face turned dark in anger. “It is the woman, not the man who decides. She is the hand, he always the tool. She commands, he obeys. Isn’t the woman the one who chooses and conquers the man, with her sweetness and her scent, and orders him to lie down on his back? And then she rides on top of him like a wild horse she has tamed, enjoys with him and then walks away from him like a dead body? Isn’t the woman the one who rules the den and -if any of her lovers displease her with laziness and obstinacy- warns him three times before she commands him to collect his belongings, and disappear in the men’s shelter?”

Obama is still a politician (even if he’s black)

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During the last US election I was the skeptical (and sophisticated) European observing in astonishment the enthusiasm of my American friends about Barack Obama. I can already hear someone in the crowd shouting “But he’s bringing back the troops!” and “He’s closing Guantanamo Bay!”

Well I hate to say “I told you”, but just like the Bush administration, Obama is not that much of a pacifist.  He has many friends at global corporate biotech terrorists, Monsanto, such as the newly appointed Secretary of Agriculture (former Iowa governor Vilsack), and one of his science advisers (former Monsanto director Sharon Long).

Funny how these facts get so little coverage in the mainstream media. However, our very informed audience knows also that:

  • Monsanto produced Agent Orange.
  • Monsanto actively threatens and intimidates family farmers all over the world.
  • Monsanto’s Genetically Engineered crops have increased pesticide use, destroyed key export markets and threaten global food safety.
  • 90% of American consumers want genetically engineered foods labeled, while 60% or more want GE-Free food for themselves and for their families.
  • Things are moving all over the world against GM crops, also in Mysore.

    Visit the Organic Consumers Association and take action!

    The Eyes of Laura Mars

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    Are you kidding me? How is it possible that i never heard about this pearl until recently?

    Faye Dunaway as Laura Mars

    Amazingly stylish Faye Dunaway and Tommy Lee Jones in a funky 70’s NYC thriller written by John Carpenter, with the flavour of Helmut Newton’s fashion photography. It’s too much!

    For the fans, even Barbra sings the main theme:

    Dr. MA Jayashree in San Francisco

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    You can watch her sing here

    Jayashree in San Francisco

    Amazing!

    one grumpy bean: so you have a world map on your kitchen wall?

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    Africa is still 14 times bigger than Greenland. And Europe might not be the centre of the world after all. Let your kids know so they don’t end up playing in some angry punk band, complaining about capitalism and worshiping the devil.

    Greenland vs Africa

    Fortunately, a dude called Peter already got frustrated about this and did something about it.