Jul 09, 2020 Last Updated 12:50 PM, Jun 13, 2020
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My take on the effects on teaching because of Covid-19

 

And now we're all right in the middle of the “Teaching in a digitized world” project, a project that Covid-19 forced on , and: in contrast to what most people have planned, a bit suddenly, with the entire college as an incredibly large “project group”, and maybe sometimes unprepared or involuntarily, but the current situation leaves us with not many options.

A lot will change as a result of this crisis. A global realignment will not only take place in learning - comparable to a "reset" of one computer system, in which the computer stands for our world. A lot has to reinvent itself and a lot won't be the same as before. It could be compared to online trade versus local trade. This change and increasing competition will also find their way into the education sector. For example, the discussion about making everyday life easier, such as the introduction of an electronic class book, must not last for years, but will surely be set aside for eventual upcoming similar circumstances.

In my opinion, the handling of individual and collective performance data, to optimize the personal learning portfolio, will in the future will be a competitive factor in educational mediation. A school of the future must not sit out the international changes here, but must look for the best way to follow its requirements, even under the worse conditions. There will always be alternatives everywhere. Not everyone will be able to go the same way anymore. Each school will have to reposition itself under the conditions on site and find appropriate, tailored offers, which must then be agreed upon under participants from the school teachers, politics, science and with the technology available. The challenge here is that the existence of these agreements will very likely be short lived due to constant new developments, but will surely stay as a “drawer option” to pull when needed.

Specifically, this means that the digital / personal school will continue to develop, but not only in a digital direction, but the “future” face-to-face mediation or things that we don't even know yet will point direction. So, we also have to be awake in the educational sector and watch and act attentively in all directions. Incidentally, this is also the principle of success of viruses if it wants to survive; we as humans need to be just one step ahead.

So, what can we say about the stated “new normal”? The “new normal” is a condition that becomes main stream, and that hasn’t been thought about before; maybe by philosophers, but surely not by any active thought to implement. When the TV was invented, it was the “new normal” to sit in front of it, for every evening, to watch the news, documentaries or movies. When the plane was invented, and became ripe for commercial use, it was our “new normal” to travel to far destinations, we would before take days or weeks to reach. As our world is becoming more global, not only good, bur specially people are moving faster around the earth. Next to all positive aspects, the downside is the rapid spread of diseases, that would have before stayed geographically local, and in the end, die out there.

The new digital world yet reverses our global movement as a downside, as people become stationary again, yet with one difference; they don’t have to wait for a letter to arrive 6 weeks later, but can receive electronic letters within a split second. Yet so many jobs also depend on mobility, and not just hundreds, but millions.

Maybe this crisis will make us think of combining the new with the old, hence finding a moderation, or a balance that keeps us as humans, the economy and the field of teaching healthy. We humans are herd animals, we depend on social contacts, the touch of another human, the non-verbal understanding and communication when standing or sitting face to face to each other.  Digital classes are an ideal trigger for all that schools and teachers want to avoid most; dishonesty, cheating and non-attendance.

Every crisis gives us new insights, new inspiration and solutions. As long as we think we can change and adapt. I am sure that all we do today will favor tomorrow.

 

By Thomas Fleckner

 

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Nudging - The 'other' way of mass manipulation

 

"Nudge or nudging is a concept in behavioural science, political theory and economics which argues that positive reinforcement and indirect suggestions to try to achieve non-forced compliance can influence the motives, incentives and decision making of groups and individuals, at least as effectively than direct instruction, legislation, or enforcement."

A non harmful example of nudging is the "fly" image placed into the urinal. Men tend to aim towards that fly, and therefore the result is that the user will leave the toilet clean. No punishment needs to be enforced, as it works with the human, in this case male instincts.

The more critical up to dangerous method is using it in politics. History has taught humans, that political regimes that stay in power through force, punishments and violence wont prosper. People can no longer be "fooled" with that method. So the new political main stream establishment is using the opposite method to succeed. "Here nudging is an aspect of the choice architecture that alters people's behaviour in a predictable way without forbidding any options or significantly changing their economic incentives. To count as a mere nudge, the intervention must be easy and cheap to avoid. Nudges are not mandates. Putting fruit at eye level counts as a nudge. Banning junk food does not."

Let me put it in casual words: "Do it, because everybody does it, and because what few others do is not right, and if you follow that you will find yourself isolated and excluded from society! You don't want that right?"

The question is, that isn't this the real popularism, compared to the claimed popularism or the right opposition? Aren't in reality they the ones who declare what must or should be popular?

This method applies to the human basic needs, survival modes, emotions and fears. The danger of political nudging is, that it deludes people and projects away from facts.

The European example: "Imagine you were forced to leave your country and have the status of a refugee."

Sounds plausible at first sight. It triggers fear, emotions and sympathy, even the sudden identification with the situation. This "popular" stance now makes no difference between real refugees, asylum seekers, economical migrants or migrants with destructive intentions, like a religious coup d'etat. It even blends out the out of proportion and illogical showing of welcoming teddy bear and toy distribution towards 80 or more percent of the so called migrants being adult men, and by majority didn't even come from the Syrian war zone, or at least have passed through already safe countries they could have stayed in.

Although nudging holds no direct threat for punishment, it triggers the same fear by leaving an eventual consequence of punishment, even just imaginary; hence just enough to make people comply.

One of the first politicians to speak out on this phenomena was AfD Leader Frauke Petry. On the congress "Europe of nations and freedom" in Koblenz (Germany), where parties of similar nature met she said:"The present brain washing - Nudging - is much smarter than the former socialist propaganda." Mrs Petry was once citizen of the former GDR.

In reaction to the congress and Mrs Petry, Luxembourg's foreign minister Jean Asselborn said, he would go against a "Braun" Europe. Again we can see a typical form of nudging. Non of the new growing freedom parties are "brown" (Brown is used in regards to Nazi or fascist parties). The Dutch PVV, the German AfD and others are clear differentiated, and speak against totalitarianism, naziism or fascism, racism or homophobia. False labelling is a form of nudging, as there is no punishment in voting for freedom parties, but the same trigger mechanism on the human brain applied in the warning of voting for them. More subtle; the warning is not even direct, but indirect, but saying the following:

"We are turning away from a Braun Europe."

This triggers a fear as if it were already like that or near to be.

"We stand for a colourful, open and social engaged Europe of the 21st century."

This triggers a special value with exclusive couleur. It is yet not. Non of the freedom parties have ever said not to want a colourful, open and social engaged Europe of the 21st century.

 

By Thomas Fleckner

 

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The human psychology on ones position - Radicalism

 

Radicalism is a result of oppression, suppression or isolation. It is the call for attention in regards to something misaligned or simply wrong. It is yet concerning to observe, that radicalism is too often set align with 'having a stance', opposing the mainstream, or being against something, politics or media has branded 'good. The labels are often irrational, or even invented.

Children are our best samples of applied psychology:

If a group of other children push or squeeze a fellow child into a corner, it may decide to use violent means, like scratch, bite or just scream. The same applies to children left alone or unattended; just to attract attention, it may also start to shout or cry, and in worse cases even start to attack others, just to be seen or heard. It sounds extreme and radical right? But in reality its not. Its just a reaction to an active or passive action.

In the adult world, we have more possibilities to show our position, frustration, opinion or stance. But compared to children, adults too often misuse this. During the process of learning, what is better or beneficiary for them, they project a position of themselves or others to fit their goals or 'politically correct' stance.  Rationality is only applied to the personal or community satisfaction of the mind set, rather than to the real life situation. Out of the sample of a child it would be as followed: A child scratches or bites because it is attacked. The attackers attack for a reason they declare valid among themselves. Projecting an adult mainstream mind into a child, this attack would look different. The attacker strikes, because he or she wants to show that the attacked scratches or bites. Provoking that reaction, enables them to point a finger at the attacked, declaring him or her violent or wrongly positioned.

Words have an extreme non-physical violent power. Lets look at some examples of aggressive and abusive language:

"You whore" or "you slut", are frequently used, even by society accepted, insults. These labels are given to people who may live an uncommitted life, have a very active sex life, are simply not liked due to the way of dressing, or even just having a certain opinion about certain things. Basically we can call this misogynistic behaviour, as men having an unsettle life are hardly called such way. A whore, or better a 'prostitute', can also be seen as an honourable job; a vulnerable service job, where you literally have to let your pants down. In many countries, this officially registered job, as reduced rape, sex based crimes, STD's; and on the other side increased tax income, business registrations, protection of the sex worker or employee and ensured health care through mandatory insurance.

So, this is an example, of where a certain group of people, degrade an honourable job to an insult.

People also use negative designated terms from the field of fantasy, myth or fairy tales.

"You're a devil" or "Go to hell", are frequently used condemnations or wished relocations. Again, it sounds radical on first sight, but once again, it is not. As the devil doesn't exist, the slur has no more meaning than telling someone "you're Darth Vader"; and in regards to 'hell', its as counter-offensive and irrelevant as telling someone to go to 'The Mushroom Kingdom' (From the Nintendo's Super Mario series).

"Your a far-right" or "your Islamophobic", are frequently used terms in the main stream media or in politics. These labels all sound more catching and makes people not want to be seen as such. As 'far-right' is happily used as a negative term, 'far-left' is either hard to be found, or ignored totally; left is basically portrayed as 'good' and 'right' as bad. In regards to Islamophobia, this is again an eye catching term, but completely false and non existing, as a phobia is a fear of something non threatening, or even irrational fear.

The final positioning to mention here is the self centred one. This placement hardly affects others, but is in denial of the self betraying destructive outcome. These stances are with psychological and even biological consequence.

 

By Thomas Fleckner

 

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The Original 25th of December Celebrations

 

Before the onset of the New Year, people around the world would annually celebrate a festivity called Christmas.  And those folks who commemorate this event always think that this revelry was religious in nature, specifically a Christian one.  A lot of those Christians would adorn their homes and churches with decorations showing the diorama of Jesus’ birth, the man god whom the Christians worship.  And in some cases, people would even go as far as attend nine consecutive early morning religious masses in their churches in preparation for this spectacle.  But little did those people know that the December 25 celebrations did not start that way.  It was not even called Christmas in the first place.   So why and how did this event transform into what it is today?

According to the book 1001 Days That Shaped the World which was edited by Peter Furtado, the very first Christmas was celebrated on the 25th of December during the year 336.  If we follow the tradition that Jesus was born on 1 B.C.E., it would indicate that the Christians waited 336 years before they decided that Jesus was born on the 25th of December.  According to the book 1001 Days, a calendar compiled in the year 354 by one Furius Dionysius Filocalus, who was a leading Christian scribe and calligrapher, contains the following entry for the year 336: “VIII kal. Lan. Natus Christus in Betleem ludeae” (Eight days before the kalends of January, Birth of Christ in Bethlehem in Judea).  This is the very first definite indication that the Christians had fixed December 25 as the date of Jesus’ birth by the mid fourth century.  The Gospel writers of the bible make no mention of the time of year that Jesus was born.

So why would the fourth century Christians decide to choose December 25 as the birth of their man god?  What is so special about this date?  According again to the book 1001 Days, there are a number of probable explanations for the choice of December 25.  It was the date of the winter solstice and was already being celebrated in Rome as Sol Invictus (Unconquered Sun), a popular pagan holiday which is being celebrated during the Roman Era.  According to Wikipedia’s entry about Sol Invictus, the idea that Christians chose to celebrate the birth of Jesus on the 25th of December because this was the date of an already existing festival of the Sol Invictus was expressed in an annotation to a manuscript of a work by 12th-century Syrian bishop Jacob Bar-Salibi. The scribe who added it wrote: "It was a custom of the Pagans to celebrate on the same 25th of December the birthday of the Sun, at which they kindled lights in token of festivity. In these solemnities and revelries the Christians also took part. Accordingly when the doctors of the Church perceived that the Christians had a leaning to this festival, they took counsel and resolved that the true Nativity should be solemnised on that day."

So the next time you celebrate the 25th of December festivities, don’t be bothered by the claim that you are celebrating a Christian jubilee, because it was originally not.  It was the Sun’s birthday that the pagans celebrate because it was during December 22, 23 and 24 that the sun is at its farthest to the south, making the days darker and making the nights longer in the northern hemisphere, and after 3 days of being “dead”, the sun rises back again to the north on the 25th of December, bringing light and life again with its “crown of thorns”.  It was a pagan festivity that dates back even before the birth of Jesus, a festivity that celebrates life during the harsh winter times, which the Christians borrowed and eventually took as their own.

So for everyone out there, Happy Sol Invictus or Happy Winter Solstice!!!

 

By Roderick Tubil

 

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The Abuse of “Conditioning” By Religion

 

Religion is in our face every day even if we have made it out of the hands of those who abuse the minds, the religious conditioning is still present in many people.

At first, religion uses presence, being seen and heard through and on all available channels of life which creates the illusion that the god and the doctrines are real even though they are just real between peoples’ ears hence their existence is only in their brains.  Let’s be aware that when one switches off all what religion can project, their doctrines and the imaginary leader is also switched off in an instant of a second, the same way it would be switched off if nobody would have told us about it. The channels I am referring to are TV, radio, newspapers, magazines, billboards’ presence on enormous buildings, interference in all stages of life, wearing and showing of symbols, flyers, changing of our grammar and expressions and worse of all, schools, colleges and kindergartens.

First of all we need to know and be aware of the conditionings being done in a psychological sense. Conditioningis a behavioural process whereby a response becomes more frequent and predictable in an environment as a result of reinforcement such as stimulation for a desired response or reward. Being rewarded stimulates success and honour, belonging and even love. Religion has successfully found out the weak points of humans’ biggest desires by playing with reward and punishment, using our strongest feelings as love, hate, sadness, hope, trust, desire and fear.  Brilliantly religion has now labelled those feelings with new grammar, words and symbols, so that our totally natural feelings move away from instincts or chemistry, biology or humanity, to religious interpretation, again, changing interpretation to something seemingly real.

What religion uses is instrumental or operant conditioning, which differs from classical conditioning in that reinforcement, and it occurs only after the organism executes a pre-designated behavioural act.  The concept that this conditioning creates is a change in people’s behaviour resulting in learning. Learning is per se not the bad aspect here, but how religion has hijacked learning into a form of education that is not universal but specifically tailored for its followers and people who will become potential followers. It disregards natural facts, even opposes or suppresses them, seen in the topic of sexuality, and finally makes people believe in things that can eliminate physical laws and human biology.

Human beings, like other animal species, have a typical life course that consists of successive phases of growth, each of which is characterized by a distinct set of physical, physiological, and behavioural features. These phases are prenatal life, infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood (including old age). Human development, or developmental psychology, is a field of study that attempts to describe and explain the changes in human cognitive, emotional, and behavioural capabilities and functioning over the entire life span, from the foetus to old age.” Source Britannica Encyclopaedia

Being present everywhere creates a false reality that only supports the doctrine behind it.  It is a typical marketing strategy we can find in other fields too. Xerox has become the synonym of photocopy in some places of the world. Although Xerox is just a brand, and photocopy the real action, many people use Xerox when wanting to make a photocopy. This is where we come to the conditioning through words, which religion loves to do in daily life; and not just words, but entire expressions. It looks like there is no alternative even, but there is, it’s just that humans have been conditioned to think there isn’t and to just look one way.

Let’s start with the most common expression: Oh my god! What does that mean? It is a form of astonishment, shock, and overwhelming situation, expression of sudden fear or happiness or surprise. It makes the god of religion omnipresent, as it stands for all expressed feelings. If we would have never heard about the god figure, we would surely use other forms of expression as maybe only “oh”, “I am shocked”, “Wow that’s great”,

“Great”, “Fantastic”, “Oh no”; just placing the word god in all these listed expressions makes it an omnipresent replacement. The same stands for all other religious figures used in the same consent like Jesus, Allah, “Maria and Joseph” and so on.

I will now list up further words humans use in the verbal spectrum which easily can be replaced with non-religious expressions:

Sin: This is nothing more than saying something is bad, yet implementing that it’s not just bad but offending the god’s plan or creation. It defines something bad, even if it is natural, i.e. homosexuality, masturbation or sex before marriage.

Hell: Another definition for a bad place to be. People say: “It feels like hell”, or “Go to hell”, or “Burn in hell”, even if they have never seen or experienced such a place. Religion again succeeded in making an invented place look real. The same comes in regards to “Heaven”.

Devil: The figure representing the enemy or the bad and evil. Politics has found out long time ago that creating an enemy classifies people into good and bad. It excuses behaviours and judgements. The opposite would be represented by “Angels” or a goddess. The loop here is that although the god created all, and can do all, he or it never succeeds in eliminating the enemy.

God’s will: Basically twisting coincidence into a wanted or set action. Yet funny enough, this is used only if it favours the human being. If it’s a death through a hurricane, it was maybe the devil, or even the power of the sinning homosexuals. If it’s the succeeding in university, or just escaped an accident, it was god’s will again. However when we come across this, the term defines the helplessness of humans, and exchanging coincidences or natural occurrences with a god.

Acts of god: Insurances even have adopted this term. They define an “act of god” as a natural disaster. But the term act of god can be interpreted. As a non-believer, I would insist on the reformulation of that sentence into natural disasters (So believers basically declare their god a natural disaster). As belief and gods are all subject to human interpretation, I could claim that a car theft is also an act of god. Example: God instructed someone to steal my car, to avoid an upcoming accident that would happen on the route I would have taken the next day. All in all, placing religious terms in official papers is questionable, if not unacceptable.

Pray: Religion has succeeded in replacing hope into pray, or even worse, taking responsibility away, and replacing taking action into prayer, so that the prayer could result to something that is wanted. Let’s go back to conditioning and to where it starts. Childhood is the first target of the religious scheme, and it starts with Baptism. Baptism is basically the forced membership to an organisation without asking the persons permission. Worse of all, most religions don’t even allow the cancellation of this contract. Apostasy means death in Islam, and in Christianity it can mean threats of an afterlife in hell, or the loss of family and friends; once a Jew always a Jew. Then during childhood, the innocent person is manipulated through certain stages to again confirm its membership, stages as communion or confirmation in Christianity. The child is made to believe, that all writings of the “holy books” are real, even they are made to oppose physics or natural biological laws. We have talking snakes, women getting pregnant without sex, homosexuality being condemned, marriage to be a union under the god, a soul being there to enter a life after death and so on and so on. Schools that should prepare children for real life allow such teachings, placing the imaginary on the same shelf as science, biology or maths. Entering the age of consent or adulthood, the person is not perfectly conditioned, and even he or she doesn’t follow all that religion dictates, the person is still given the option to be forgiven (forgiven for something that needs no forgiveness, like homosexuality), a better life after death (even though death marks the end of all life and nobody has returned from those imaginary grounds) and the chance to repent, another horrible religious term (Feeling or expression of sincere regret or remorse about one's wrongdoing or sin.)

Guilt is another term misused by religion, to feel guilty of things that humans need not feel bad about, such as sex outside marriage, divorce, and homosexuality and just not believing. Atheism is even declared terrorism in Saudi Arabia for example. So, the bond between humans has become godly through religion, but only in the way it likes and accepts it. Birthdays are again celebrated in honour of a god, and even death, even at that final stage in life, religion follows and troubles people with its stories about afterlife, ways to burry and the imaginary soul now travelling to a better place. “Rest in peace” shows the final absurdity of the humans’ journey in religious terms. Rest is subject to the living, also peace. When dead we can’t rest and also can’t have peace.

Religious words and expressions have become a normality in our daily life, and the conditioning works even beyond the members of religion. That is the danger of psychology when in the wrong hands, and politics often does nothing about it, and it even embraces religion to have a better rule and grip on society. As long as humans accept this, religion will remain powerful. Religious doctrines are not a joke or something to just disregard, they hijack a human life, removing it from full freedom, natural being and development. Religion creates division and it does not tolerate diversity, it is responsible for fights, wars, discrimination, suicides and unnatural behaviours. More people die of religion than of cancer. More people are victims of religious abuse than of earthquakes. More people are putting their hope and trust in the imaginary, rather than into the human capacity.

 

Conditioning is working terribly well for religion!

 

By Thomas Fleckner

 

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IMAGE Seperation of church and state? I dont think so!
Friday, 21 October 2016
  Donald Trump Heckled by New York Elite at Charity Dinner   Lets put the topic aside. But secular democracy should be without priests! U.S. presidential campaign tensions seeped into a... MOD_GLOBALNEWS_READ_MORE_TITLE
IMAGE Why Humanism is not a left wing exclusiveness
Saturday, 22 April 2017
  Why Humanism is not a left wing exclusiveness   Humanism is an outlook or system of thought attaching prime importance to human rather than divine or supernatural matters. Humanists stress the... MOD_GLOBALNEWS_READ_MORE_TITLE
IMAGE Do-Gooders are not good doers - The downfall of Humanism
Saturday, 22 April 2017
  Do-Gooders are not good doers - The downfall of Humanism     An alien space ship crashes in the Arctic, and a group of army pilots fly to check it out. Inside the space ship they find wounded... MOD_GLOBALNEWS_READ_MORE_TITLE
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Monday, 28 November 2016
  Slow Dance This is a poem written by a teenager with cancer. She wants to see how many people get her poem. It is quite a poem, please pass it on. This poem was written by a terminally ill... MOD_GLOBALNEWS_READ_MORE_TITLE
IMAGE Europäischer Humanismus entgleist
Sunday, 27 September 2015
  Europäischer Humanismus entgleist     Was ist Humanismus? Humanismus ist eine philosophische und ethische Haltung, die den Wert und die Wirkung des Menschen  in den Vordergrund... MOD_GLOBALNEWS_READ_MORE_TITLE
IMAGE Unboxing Humanism
Monday, 01 July 2013
    The dwellers within the eclipsed peninsula of Scandinavia are unsung evidences that one can be morally principled without religion so long as you have empathy, ethics, and conscience as... MOD_GLOBALNEWS_READ_MORE_TITLE
IMAGE A Special Occasion for the Atheists of Metro Manila
Monday, 08 May 2017
  A Special Occasion for the Atheists of Metro Manila   In a country where its society is influenced by the Catholic religion, a meet-up which is being attended by non-believers is quite rare and... MOD_GLOBALNEWS_READ_MORE_TITLE
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Friday, 14 August 2015
  “A man either lives life as it happens to him, meets it head-on and licks it,    or he turns his back on it and starts to wither away.”... MOD_GLOBALNEWS_READ_MORE_TITLE
IMAGE The irony of the religious LGBTs
Tuesday, 13 May 2014
  They even agree with the anti LGentimeBT snts of the Catholic priests who declaim their biases on their pulpits. The Catholic leaders indeed have an evident and obvious repulsion against LGBTs... MOD_GLOBALNEWS_READ_MORE_TITLE
IMAGE Atheists and Humanists should act as role models
Saturday, 01 June 2013
    Only certain countries are lucky and privileged to be secular, and situated with an Atheist or at least not religious dominant influenced society. But be it so, many countries are... MOD_GLOBALNEWS_READ_MORE_TITLE
IMAGE When the belief is satisfied, reality is left behind Pets and Atheism –
Wednesday, 24 April 2013
    Followers of religions believe in life after death, well, not all of them to be fair. This gives them an imaginary eternity, a feeling of perpetual comfort and salvation from the... MOD_GLOBALNEWS_READ_MORE_TITLE
IMAGE Germany is dropping in its safety ranking
Monday, 11 March 2019
  Germany is dropping in its safety ranking   According to a recent ranking for gays and lesbians, Germany has become less secure. Sweden, Canada and Portugal are the LGBT-friendliest travel... MOD_GLOBALNEWS_READ_MORE_TITLE
IMAGE Indonesia: Another case of religion poisons everything
Saturday, 20 May 2017
  Indonesia: Another case of religion poisons everything   On May 17 2017, we could read that a Sharia court in Indonesia’s Aceh province had sentenced two men for having gay sex. The court... MOD_GLOBALNEWS_READ_MORE_TITLE
IMAGE The LGBT Quest for Equality Continues
Monday, 20 June 2016
  The LGBT Quest for Equality Continues     It has already been a week since the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history took place in Orlando Florida in 12 June 2016, where... MOD_GLOBALNEWS_READ_MORE_TITLE
IMAGE The right to raise children
Wednesday, 24 July 2013
  In many constitutions it is clearly stated that men and women are equal, thus should be treated equally, have the same rights and opportunities. In our world the standard for families is... MOD_GLOBALNEWS_READ_MORE_TITLE
IMAGE Looking back at the 2013 IDAHO day
Friday, 24 May 2013
  Last May 17, different LGBT groups in Metro Manila celebrated the IDAHO Day in the Cubao Expo.  IDAHO stands for International Day Against Homophobia and is celebrated annually to... MOD_GLOBALNEWS_READ_MORE_TITLE
IMAGE Walmart removed Israel costume from its assortment
Friday, 30 October 2015
  Ahead of the American Halloween, retail giant Walmart had to react to the growing criticism from Muslim and ethnic Arab US citizens, due to its offer of an IDF costume. The IDF is the Israel... MOD_GLOBALNEWS_READ_MORE_TITLE
IMAGE Bizarre Texas law finding - Dildo attack!
Friday, 16 October 2015
  Questionable gun laws have always existed in Texas. But the law, which was passed and was enforced on August 1, 2016, is even going too far for many Texas weapons friends. (Read the law... MOD_GLOBALNEWS_READ_MORE_TITLE
IMAGE Mike the headless chicken
Friday, 15 March 2013
  Browsing the internet is the fastest way of coming round the world nowadays, getting the latest information’s and sometimes the most curious   MOD_GLOBALNEWS_READ_MORE_TITLE
IMAGE The bike in the tree
Thursday, 03 January 2013
  Nothing supernatural happened when the mother named Helen Puz, 99 years old, of son Don read in the neawspaper, that in Vashion Island, Washington   MOD_GLOBALNEWS_READ_MORE_TITLE
IMAGE History repeats - Science fiction becomes reality
Sunday, 15 March 2020
  History repeats - Science fiction becomes reality   Think and find your own opinion! The eyes of darkness is a book that was written in 1981. Amazingly the date of the coronavirus outbreak and... MOD_GLOBALNEWS_READ_MORE_TITLE
IMAGE @TheHitch - When readers share
Saturday, 21 July 2018
  @TheHitch - When readers share   The readers of i-ARose are often not only readers, but writers and creators of publications themselves.   Via E-Mail we were sent a blog, that was created by the... MOD_GLOBALNEWS_READ_MORE_TITLE
IMAGE The Economist - A one sided claim
Sunday, 25 December 2016
  The Economist - A one sided claim   In the 23rd issue of the Economist, dated December 17, one article strikes the eye; its called "Creating a digital totalitarian state". It starts... MOD_GLOBALNEWS_READ_MORE_TITLE
IMAGE Win an amazon gift code - Great chance!
Thursday, 19 November 2015
    Sweeten your season with a chance to win purchase balance for amazon     This is a great opportunity to win an amazon gift card / code. Don't miss this, so that you can buy... MOD_GLOBALNEWS_READ_MORE_TITLE
IMAGE ALFA - A new party, a new hope?
Tuesday, 08 September 2015
    ALFA - A new party, a new hope?   Since July 19 2015 Germany has a new party. Split off from the AfD (Alternative for Germany) the new ALFA Party (Alliance for Process and Renewal)... MOD_GLOBALNEWS_READ_MORE_TITLE
IMAGE My take on the effects on teaching because of Covid-19
Sunday, 05 April 2020
  My take on the effects on teaching because of Covid-19   And now we're all right in the middle of the “Teaching in a digitized world” project, a project that Covid-19 forced on , and: in... MOD_GLOBALNEWS_READ_MORE_TITLE
IMAGE Nudging - The 'other' way of mass manipulation
Wednesday, 25 January 2017
  Nudging - The 'other' way of mass manipulation   "Nudge or nudging is a concept in behavioural science, political theory and economics which argues that positive reinforcement and... MOD_GLOBALNEWS_READ_MORE_TITLE
IMAGE The Original 25th of December Celebrations
Tuesday, 20 December 2016
  The Original 25th of December Celebrations   Before the onset of the New Year, people around the world would annually celebrate a festivity called Christmas.  And those folks... MOD_GLOBALNEWS_READ_MORE_TITLE
IMAGE The human psychology on ones position - Radicalism
Saturday, 19 November 2016
  The human psychology on ones position - Radicalism   Radicalism is a result of oppression, suppression or isolation. It is the call for attention in regards to something... MOD_GLOBALNEWS_READ_MORE_TITLE
IMAGE The Abuse of “Conditioning” By Religion
Sunday, 18 September 2016
  The Abuse of “Conditioning” By Religion   Religion is in our face every day even if we have made it out of the hands of those who abuse the minds, the religious conditioning is still... MOD_GLOBALNEWS_READ_MORE_TITLE

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