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Eating Disorder: More from one who knows

Posted by African Press International on June 9, 2008

shel_happy.jpgWe are going to keep rolling with Shelly, from the HBO documentary THIN, because I can see you are all relating quite well.This dialogue is good for Shelly and for all of you.

I want to highlight theparagraph below because itstrikes at the core of what I believe is a major issue for many of the girls of this community. My hope for each and every one of you, is you can reach the place Shelly has achieved, the place where I live as well, because this is a place of peace and contentment beyond compare:

I guess I was scared to really look at my life because I was afraid that I wouldnt like the person I was growing up to be. Actually, honestly, I guess I was more afraid that people wouldnt like the person I was. So I hid behind an eating disorder and a raging addiction so I would have an excuse for why people didnt like me. I always had some disorder or dysfunction in my life to blame. And now, since I am I am recovery I dont have those things to fall back on and if people dont like me or what I do, I know have to realize that it is their choice and I dont have to take responsibility for them or their feelings.

If you take away anything from Shellys statement its to live your life for you.

istock_000003898245xsmall.jpgThe take away from me is to pound this mantra into your head – life is not about making people like you.

On toShellys thoughts for the day;

So finding out who I am has become the priority in my recovery. Trading in the identity I have lived with for so long for an identity that more accurately reflects who I am is daunting. Sometimes I wonder where I fit in this huge, scary world. While in the throes of my disorder I knew I fit in the world of eating disorders and I was comfortable there. I could relate to people who were struggling and I am sad to say I shared tips and thinspiration. I fed off the energy that others with ED had and often I became competitive with others. Every part of my day revolved around my eating disorder. Everything I did during the day was focused on how to get thinner and keep myself sick.

Now, here is where the difficult and fearful part of my recovery comes into play. When I finally resigned to the fact that I would give up my eating disorder, my addiction, and any other self-destructive coping mechanism I was left with 24 hours day to fill with things to do. I felt lost, confused, and extremely afraid. What was I going to do? I had no idea. When I voiced this concern to others they would tell me that I could do anything I wanted. I tried to believe them but deep down I was frightened and didnt know if I could really play this whole recovery game. But I decided I would at least try it. I felt like there was no harm in trying and if I didnt like it then I could always go back to my disease(s).

istock_000004089964xsmall.jpgI have to be honest at first I didnt like it. But I didnt dislike it as much as I disliked being consumed with negative thoughts all day long. Negative thoughts did come and they still do, but I treat them differently. I dont listen to what they tell me. I just notice them and let them go. Accepting them and being aware was the first part of my recovery. When the thoughts told me that I shouldnt eat that french fryI ate more than one. It was difficult, but as I became more and more aware the thoughts became less and less powerful. I kept fighting and I made a commitment to not give up until I tried my absolute hardest for at least a year (I usually dont like putting time frames on things but I did this time to keep myself going.)

It was so difficult that sometimes I would pace up and down my hallway because I was so anxious. I was trying to find things to do. I read, I knitted, I walked outside, I cried, I cleaned, I made my meals and then when my husband came home from work I spent time with him. The most important thing I did (and am still doing), however, was to look deep within myself. I started to figure out how I liked to spend my time, what my morals and values are, what makes me happy, what pisses me off, what stresses me out, how to handle it, etc.

It was overwhelming because in ten years I had not let myself look at things. For the past ten years I was merely surviving and I realize now that my ED and my addiction were merely distracting me from doing anything, especially finding out who I was. I guess I was scared to really look at my life because I was afraid that I wouldnt like the person I was growing up to be. Actually, honestly, I guess I was more afraid that people wouldnt like the person I was. So I hid behind an eating disorder and a raging addiction so I would have an excuse for why people didnt like me. I always had some disorder or dysfunction in my life to blame. And now, since I am I am recovery I dont have those things to fall back on and if people dont like me or what I do, I know have to realize that it is their choice and I dont have to take responsibility for them or their feelings.

Slowly, it is staring to get a little easier and I am grateful I didnt give up. I am now trying to find a job. The nursing field is stressful and because I am now just starting to take care of myself I dont feel I am ready to take care of people in that environment just yet. Plus, I might go back to school because I am healthy to do so. I guess I feel like I CAN really do anything I want to do. I hate to admit when I am wrong, but I guess everyone was rightagain!

istock_000003178724xsmall.jpgTo those of you who are fighting dont give up no matter how hard it getsyou have already made the commitment to at least start to fight. For those of you contemplating recovery my hope is that you try before it is too late.

Nowadays I go to bed so tired and drained. And it is not because I havent eaten or purged all dayIt is because I working my ass (not literally) off to get better.



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Conmen nabbed by Kisumu police

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By Jeff Otieno, Kisumu-Kenya

A group of conmen who have of late taken the Lake Side city of Kisumu by storm for the last 1 year were ultimately arrested over the weekend.

The cartel which has been targeting leading Hotels in the city were this time round unlucky when they met the full wrath of the hawk eyed Kisumu police led by the Provincial Police Officer (P.P.O) Antony Kibuchi.

It all started at the magnificent Sunset Hotel on Sunday morning when the trio, two gentlemen and a young lady who were identified as Tanzanian Nationals went to the Hotel pretending to be looking for a guest who had spent there the previous night.

At the Hotel, they went straight into the breakfast room and placed an order which they didn’t take. They instead sneaked into the lift to go upstairs to accomplish their mission.

Their agenda up the ladder took a stunning four minutes and they left bagging something and took off in a car with a foreign number plate T254 ARM tinted grey in colour.

Stung by the rush, the management went into the rooms to peruse what could have transpired and found that the trio had forcefully entered into one of the rooms and took an Ipod and a laptop of a lady foreigner working with Catholic Relief Services.

The management of the Hotel promptly alerted the Police who moved in and arrested the tormenting cartel. They were positively identified and even the gadget they used to open the room was found in their vehicle.

They were immediately taken to court and charged and later given a bond of kshs.50,000 each.

Hotels in the city are on record to have sacked their workers on suspicion that they are the ones who are stealing from the clients in the rooms.

Sources confided to this writer that members of this group were once deeply involved in another illegal trade (wash wash) imposters operating as money minters in the lakeside city and its environs fleecing people but ceased to operate courtesy of adverse publicity from Kisumu based journalists.

To add credence to the claim that the gang is linked to the once notorious wash wash group, precincts of Kisumu court was literally packed to capacity on Monday this week by the said members who were trying to salvage part of their conduit.

Its worth noting and interesting that in a span of one week they have stormed Sunset,Vunduba and Imperial Hotels posing as customers. At Imperial Hotel a Swiz National who is an Engineer by Professional by the name Evan met the wrath of this entrenched cartel when he lost about kshs.100,000 and a laptop in his room



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International Day of the African Child

Posted by African Press International on June 9, 2008

As we celebrate the International Day of the African Child today, Komarocks Community Development Network is concerned about the plight of that child.

Four days ago, Cynthia Njeri, a 7 year old child was raped and then killed in Sagana village, Kirinyaga District. Her body and burnt books were retrieved by the police from a shallow grave. Njeri was a pupil at Gacharu Primary School.

Yesterday, Stephen Muchoki killed his 2 children in Thika, then he killed himself.

Same yesterday, a woman killed her new born baby in Ganjoni Estate Mombasa after giving birth.

These are very disturbing signs of the times. As we celebrate the International Day of the African Child, we must pause and reflect on what causes this kind of meanness towards children.

Let us make it our responsibility to mind about the welfare of our children, with that firm knowledge that a child belongs to the society.

It is very disheartening to see images of children suffering in the hands of adults, some as close as their own parents. The sad case is that in almost all cases, the police have a standard statement; investigations have been launched to apprehend the offenders.

Yet, we do not see any persons brought and charged in courts with offences relating to child abuse, murder and or neglect.

KCDN will take up all the cases of child rape and murder with the police up to their logical conclusions.

Odhiambo T Oketch,
CEO KCDN Nairobi



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Autocracy was born – Ancient Civilizations and the Evolution of Man

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Posted to API by Catherine Mills

Atlantis formed 10 ruling districts, each with their own king. These kings together formed the governing council of Atlantis.- The royal governing council of Atlantis decide that a new form of government was desperately needed in which a superior ruling class could be established and sustained by their pretense that they had been empowered by a God-Force. Autocracy was thus born and was in full control enforcing a period of peace and stability.

To achieve controll over the populas, they started experiment with the people’s DNA and genetics .

This resulted in the peoples consciousness being reduced, life spans contracted and psychic/spiritual abilities dramatically decreasing.

The original people of Lemuria are a previous hybridization from 7 genetic code structures from within Orion Union, designed to best fit the earth climate and cosmic ray environment which then existent on earth.

Orientals originated from the ancient races of Lemuria.

The oriental race is claimed to be reserved for the oldest souls reincarnating back to earth.
Each time a new flock was “planted,” it was engineered to be best suited to the environment where it was planted.

Aryans are the only exception, as they had to be moved to earth in an emergency because their planet was being destroyed.
The MidEast was actually ‘seeded’ with pre-existing Aryans.

*Note RH negative factor in bloodlines of Aryans

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Commentary: Manipulation of the Blacks

Posted by African Press International on June 9, 2008

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“The U.S. Governments Black mind manipulation: the real Black Matrix?”

Well, if we are being manipulated, all governments are suspect, not only government of United States of America.

Again, if we are being manipulated, chances are we all are. Let’s not forget our Black, Brown, Red, White and Yellow brothers and sisters.



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Clinton supporters angry at Matthews, Olbermann, media

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Posted on Sat, Jun. 07, 2008
Matt Stearns | McClatchy Newspapers
last updated: June 08, 2008 01:14:46 PM

WASHINGTON Bettyjean Kling is tough, she’s mad and she’s about ready to kick some pasty MSNBC butt.

“Chris Matthews, I can’t even look at him anymore,” Kling spat as she waited for Hillary Clinton to take the stage. “What’s the name of that other nut?”

“Keith Olbermann,” offered a friend.

“Keith Obama-man,” growled Kling, a retired special ed teacher from Shippensburg, Pa.

Hillary Clinton’s campaign valedictory was “the very definition of bittersweet,” said Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., a longtime Clinton supporter, who insisted that the greater goal of a Democratic White House would unite those who gathered on a steamy day in the cavernous main hall of the National Building Museum.

It seemed to be more bitter than sweet for many, however, with special acid reserved for the media. Several of the hundreds gathered here said they thought that unfair news coverage helped Illinois Sen. Barack Obama win the Democratic presidential nomination. Other common culprits were the Democratic National Committee and the party superdelegates, who helped swing the nomination to Obama in the last few weeks.

“I’m mad at everybody,” said Darla Stone, a prison nurse from Locust Grove, Va.

In the excitement over Obama’s emergence as the first African-American to win a major party presidential nomination, it’s easy to forget that Clinton very nearly made history of her own and was favored to do for much of the past 16 months.

Not so easy, though, for those who saw their own hopes and frustrations reflected in Clinton.

“I’ve been really sad the last few days,” said Donna Richbourg, a retired federal employee from Potomac, Md. who switched parties to vote for Clinton in the Maryland primary. “Before that, I was extremely mad.”

Drawn to Clinton by “her tenacity, her resilience, her intelligence, the depth of her knowledge;” aghast at a media she felt ignored or belittled those things, Richbourg drew this conclusion from the campaign: “There’s more sexism than racism in America.”

Obama, meanwhile, has some work to do. Some Clinton voters said they’d vote for John McCain, the Republican nominee. Some said they wouldn’t vote at all. Many were grudgingly accepting.

“Will I vote for McCain? No,” said Angelia Ifantides, a teacher from Fairfax, Va. who wore a pink t-shirt with Clinton’s face silk-screened on it in red. “Will I put an Obama sticker on my car? Probably not. I’ll accept it in November. I have right to be angry ’til then.”

Clinton gave a gracious speech, reminding those gathered and the 18 million who voted for her that much more united them than separated them; that “our paths have merged” with Obama’s.

While Clinton acknowledged the heartache many of her supporters felt and that she surely shared she urged them to tough it out and put it behind them.

“Every moment wasted looking back keeps us from moving forward,” Clinton concluded. “That’s why I’m going to work my heart out to make Barack Obama president.”

Applause hardly universal, and scattered with boos filled the hall.

At the back of the room, shoulders slumped, stood Bettyjean Kling. She slowly shook her curly-haired head side to side. She wiped away tears.

She didn’t clap.


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Muslims pray for end to political squabbles in Malawi

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The Mufti of the Muslim Ullamah Council of Malawi, chairperson Abbasi Cassim, on Monday urged Muslims throughout the country to take part in prayers aimed at bringing peace and food security in the country.

Speaking in a special address to the Muslim community, after a three-day prayer to end political squabbles the country are facing, Sheik Abbassi said the problems which Malawi was facing could only end with the assistance of prayers.

\”We are still encouraging our Muslims brothers and sisters in the country, regardless of sect or association, to pray for peace so that our leaders should solve the current problems before they reach crisis levels,\” he said.

Malawi has been rocked up with political instability over defecting MPs in Parliament, and this stand off has relegated parliamentary business to the back burner.


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Making sense then…..

Posted by African Press International on June 9, 2008

This is a good indication that when the Earth turns on its axis, this seed vault will be in a prime location for growing these seeds. Either full of Illuminati or prisoner slaves of theirs growing the crops!

LONGYEARBYEN, Norway (CNN) — A vast underground vault storing millions of seeds from around the world took delivery of its first shipment Tuesday.
Dubbed the “Doomsday Vault,” the seed bank on a remote island near the Arctic Ocean is considered the ultimate safety net for the world’s seed collections, protecting them from a wide range of threats including war, natural disasters, lack of funding or simply poor agricultural management.
Norwegian musicians performed Tuesday as part of an elaborate opening ceremony marking the opening of the vault, located 130 meters (427 feet) inside a frozen mountain. Wangari Maathai, a Kenyan environmental and political activist who won the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize, placed the first seeds inside the vault, followed by other dignitaries.
The inaugural shipment represent 268,000 distinct samples of seeds, with each sample containing a hundred-plus seeds and originating from a different farm or field around the world. In all, the shipment of seeds secured in the vault Tuesday weighed approximately 10 tons, filling 676 boxes.
The shipment amounts to a 100 million seeds in total, ranging from major African and Asian food staples like maize, rice, and wheat to European and South American varieties of eggplant, lettuce, barley, and potato, according to the Global Crop Diversity Trust, which is paying to collect and maintain the seeds. Video Watch as “Doomsday” seed vault opens

Eventually the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, as it is officially known, will hold as many as 4.5 million distinct samples of seeds — or some 2 billion seeds in total — encompassing almost every variety of most important food crops in the world, the Global Crop Diversity Trust said.

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The Norwegian government paid to build the vault in a mountainside near Longyearbyen, in the remote Svalbard islands between Norway and the North Pole. Building began last year.
The United Nations founded the trust in 2004 to support the long-term conservation of crop diversity, and countries and foundations provide the funding.
“The seed vault is the perfect place for keeping seeds safe for centuries,” said Cary Fowler, executive director of the trust. “At these temperatures, seeds for important crops like wheat, barley and peas can last for up to 10,000 years.”
The vault’s location deep inside a mountain in the frozen north ensures the seeds can be stored safely no matter what happens outside.
“We believe the design of the facility will ensure that the seeds will stay well-preserved even if such forces as global warming raise temperatures outside the facility,” said Magnus Bredeli Tveiten, project manager for the Norwegian government.
The vault sits at the end of a 120-meter (131-yard) tunnel blasted inside the mountain. Workers used a refrigeration system to bring the vault to -18 degrees Celsius (just below 0 degrees Fahrenheit), and a smaller refrigeration system plus the area’s natural permafrost and the mountain’s thick rock will keep the vault at at least -4 C (25 F).
The vault at Svalbard is similar to an existing seed bank in Sussex, England, about an hour outside London The British vault, called the Millennium Seed Bank, is part of an scientific project that works with wild plants, as opposed to the seeds of crops.
Paul Smith, the leader of the Millennium Seed Bank project, said preserving the seeds of wild plants is just as important as preserving the seeds of vital crops.
“We must give ourselves every option in the future to use the whole array of plant diversity that is available to us,” Smith told CNN.
The idea for the Arctic seed bank dates to the 1980s but only became a possibility after the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources came into force in 2004, the Norwegian government said. The treaty provided an international framework for conserving and accessing crop diversity.
Svalbard is designed to store duplicates of seeds from seed collections around the world.
The Norwegian government says it has paid 50 million Norwegian Kroner ($9.4 million) to build the seed vault. E-mail to a friend E-mail to a friend
CNN’s Becky Anderson contributed to this report.

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The U.S. Government’s Black mind manipulation: the real Black Matrix

Posted by African Press International on June 9, 2008

Today, in carrying out many of its social-engineering agendas, the United States Government now conducts planned campaigns of extensive strategic psychological operations through the national media to influence and direct the perception and climate of the nation towards its governmental objectives. Its unrelenting committment towardsmaintaining its white dominance and control resulted in the U.S. Government using these same proven methods of strategic psychological manipulation of itsBlack population.
When most people hear the term of psychological manipulation they usually think in terms of the classic “conspiracy theory” that refers to overt mind control such as mind altering drugs with carefully hypnotic programming. However, the real and true dangers are the well proven methods of psychological manipulation that works by affecting the unconscious mind through deception, usingthe psychology of deceit to adverselyaffect the recipient group in terms of their behavior.It is neither magical nor mystical, but a process that involves a set of basic social psychological principles.
The U.S. Government now secretlydisseminates false deplorably racially devaluing statistics and propaganda aboutits Black populationthat are deliberately designed to corrupt African Americans sense of unity, cohesion, and reason and to foster a consensual national environmentof which its Black population is more easily divided, exploited and ultimately suppressed.
Here is a simplified example of how this is being implemented against African Americans.
Let us, for example, imagine that a crew of people where aboard their own massive ship and that this ship was being shadowed by another neighboring ship that was constantly broadcasting derogatory messages to the first group. Such messages as that their ship was lesser seaworthy, perhaps smaller, slower, slowly sinking or that their crew was incompetent andplanning a mutiny.With time, the group receiving the negative messages, being unable to refute or to confirm these derogatory messages and deficiencies about themselves will grow weary and paranoid of the negative messages and will eventually comes to accept these negative assessments of themselves.The perception created by the taunting now unconsciously influences how the taunted group perceives themselves, subsequently causing them to become distrustful of themselves, doubting themselves, hating themselves and, eventually, fighting among themselves.
The taunted group may even become so besieged by deep feelings of inadequacy that they may evenjump into the sea and attempt to swim towards the taunting ship now believing it to be superior to their own boat even if their own ship was in fact better.Within a real life setting this mortifyingpsychological manipulation is being doneto African Americansthroughan immense campaign offalse derogatory misinformationand false negative media reports and statisticsthat are created by U.S. governmental agencies and then leakedto itscollaborators in the newsmedia– which either knowingly or unknowingly carry the stories as their own.
These false information about African Americans is then disseminated unrelentingly everywhere through news releases in magazine articles, radio, television,press releases, documentaries, and falsecensus reports perpetuating and framing the myth ofwhites racial, moral, and ethical superiority over its Black population. However, the weaponis not in how the message is carried, but is instead within the messages that it carries and how these messages affect the targeted recipients and influences society as a whole.
The constant relentless bombardment with deplorably negative images of themselves that of which African Americans are so inundated with throughout the mediais a very carefully and deliberately designed psychological conditioning program. It is designed to subject African Americans to seeing, through a controllednational media, only the worst in themselves– while insinuating that theyadmire, respect, and trust only Whites.This unrelenting daily assault on the Black psycheisdesignedto corruptAfrican Americans sense of racialunity and cohesion,mold the character of self-hatred,and engender self-doubt, self-loathing, and distrust among their group.
To the detriment of many Blacks, this system of applied psychological conditioning has been an extremely effective. It has successfully conditioned many African Americans to accept the dominance of Whites and white institutions over their lives by misleading them to believe that they are, themselves, their own worst enemies, therefore engendering an aberration of internalized self contempt that pulverizes Black unity and halts Black upward mobility. Today, as a result of this conditioning program, many Blacks themselves now believe the analogy that they themselves are their own worst enemieslike that of crabs in a bucket always pulling each other back down and now often refersto themselves as niggers more than whites do [ publicly at least].
Moreover, allAfrican Americans have experienced the burden of this psychological warfare, some more severely than others have.It is experienced every time we [Blacks] read a newspaper, watch the evening news, enter a classroom, and read its racially biased textbooks.And while many Black Americans have successfully navigated through this psychologically mortifying mine field and have gone on to lead successful, productive lives, for far too manyAfrican Americans this immense devaluation can seem inescapable and tragically over time manybegin to accept subconsciously andpainfullythe negative portrayals of themselves.
Many are thendiscouraged by the acceptance that their society is also preconditioned to see the worst in them and that therefore if they were ever to gain acceptance, if it is to be won at all, that success would be hard wonand likely tomanifest negative internalized psychological pain and distress within many African Americans that can takemany forms.In fact, this governmental mortifying psychological warfare against African Americans may be the most aggravating, if not core, factor of thenational phenomenon of self hatred, loss of educational aspirations,loss of unity, cohesion and racial pride,and fragile psyches of so many African Americans today. This type of psychological manipulation program has been proven very effective in rapidly destroying a groups ethical and moral values and cultural norms with regard to violence, brutality, and even murder.
All people are products of cultural conditions and their worldviews operate outside of their level of consciousness. Therefore, nogroup can bepreconditioned to see only the worst in themselvesand not exhibit some degree of negative psychological impact.
This psychological conditioning program also significantly influences society as a whole. Its ultimate goal is to foster a consensual national setting of where in which Blacks are more easily divided, exploited and ultimately suppressed.The constant, relentless bombardment with deplorably negative imagery of Black Americans , which the general population is inundated with throughout the mediais not only fraudulently inaccurate but is being actually done to engender a shift of victimization that changes the root problem of racism in America to be due to Blacks behavior rather than Whites proclivity for racism.
Therefore insinuates that America would be a better society as a whole if African Americans were gone, thusengenderingincreasingly prejudiced distorted perceptions and acrimonious beliefs about African Americansthat are designed to discouragemiscegenation,makes the nation and the entire world insensitive to their plight, tranquilizes efforts on their behalf,lessens pressure for social change on their behalf and makes any serious criticism of White racism almost impossible today.
It also creates a false justification for the legal systems mistreatmentof African Americans. Wherein they aredisproportionately incarcerated, given stiffer sentences, and are more likelythan other racial groups to be treated brutally, beaten, and fired upon by police officers while they are unarmed. These injustices now goes ignored because the perception has become that its all now justified.
When contempt of Blacks is made to appear to be justifiable, it is themostfiercestand effective type of racism because its witnesses, bystanders, and even world audiences will sit by idly allowing African Americans to be brutally mistreated disproportionately incarcerated under the belief that it isjustified.] It also affects attitudes that when enacted through governmental policies, laws, and other legislation actions, serve to ensure that African Americans will not advance. Its effects are manifested in ideas, education, governmental policies, economic stratification, social segregation, housing markets, hiring and promotion practices, psychological issues, and minority access to a variety of social services and opportunity.
This campaign successfully stripped African Americans of the national and international support that was acquired during the 1960’scivil rights struggles. This anti Black governmental campaign of psychological warfare alsocreates a false justification for the legal systems mistreatmentof African Americans wherein they aredisproportionately incarcerated, given stiffer sentences, and are more likelythan other racial groups to be treated brutally, beaten, and fired upon by police officers while they are unarmed. Moreover, some studies have shown that this shift of victimization now reflects increasingly acrimonious beliefs and prejudiced perceptions about and against African Americans that are arguably stronger today than they were after emancipation.
This concept of the U.S government using psychology as a weapon to influence and control its Black population is not at all ridiculous.This system of applied psychological conditioning is indeed directly derived from those mind-conditioning programs and systems developed by the federal government.These systems were already perfected by members of the U.S. military and were then turned over to the intelligence sectors for other applications. The intelligence sector, in turn, deliberately and successfully undertook to have this same kind of highly negative, destructive and effective conditioning applied to targeted group and society as a whole.
Furthermore, more than a century ago, Charles Darwin predicted in his book,The Origin of Species(1859) “the evolutionary theory would one day provide a new foundation for the science of psychology.”The truth in his words where realized when the science of psychology, through the methods of propaganda techniques was codified and applied in a scientific manner by journalist Walter Lippman and psychologist Edward Bernays (nephew of Sigmund Freud) early in the 20th century. During World War I, Lippman and Bernays were hired by then United States President, Woodrow Wilson, to participate in the Creel Commission, the mission of which was to sway popular opinion in favor of entering the war, on the side of Britain .
The war propaganda campaign of Lippman and Bernays produced such an intense anti-German hysteria as to permanently impress America s governmental elites with the potential of large-scale propaganda to control public opinion. Edward Bernays coined the terms “group mind” and “engineering consent”, important concepts in practical propaganda work.. Bernays said in his 1928 book Propaganda, that; “The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. The current public relations industry is a direct outgrowth of Lippman’s and Bernays’ work and is still used extensively by the United States government.
Over time the techniques increased in their sophistication as modern advances in the understanding of the genetics of social behavior ushered in Sociobiology; a controversial new science of the biological study of social behavior of humans.Since the 1950’s, U.S. experimental psychologists and Cognitive scientists have developed ideas about the unconscious mental process that proposes that most of our mental processes happen outside of our awareness suggestingthat the ability to control the behavior of people around us subconsciously is now a distinct possibility. Moreover, over the past five decades, human sociobiology has transformed into an evolutionary psychology that has gained science the means and ability to control and, therefore, predict the actions and feelings of individuals or groups merely by the messages conveyed against them.
According to this controversial use of psychology, the human mind is the most extraordinary part of the human body, and there seems to be little doubt, wrote biologist David Barash, “that the unconscious is real and that in certain obscure ways the forces of culture are all-powerful in shaping human behavior. Advances in these studies resulted in governments using psychology as a weapon for maintaining White dominance.
This effectiveness of the usage of the psychology of deceit to profoundly influenced and control individuals and mass groups was made obvious as a result of one of the most infamous mistakes in history. It happened on Oct. 30, 1938, when millions of Americans tuned in to a popular radio program that featured a plays directed by, andstarring,Orson Welles. The performance that evening was an adaptation of the science fiction novelThe War of the Worlds, about a Martian invasion of the earth. But in adapting the book for a radio play, Welles made an important change: under his direction the play was written and performed so it would sound like a news broadcast about an invasion from Mars, a technique that, presumably, was intended to heighten the dramatic effect.
News of the panicwas conveyed as a via genuine news report. As the audiencelistened to this simulation of news broadcast, created with voice acting and sound effects, a portion of the audience concluded that it was hearing an actual news account of an invasion from Mars. This quickly generated immense scare. People packed the roads, hid in cellars, loaded guns, fought among themselves, even wrapped their heads in wet towels as protection from Martian poison gas, in an attempt to defend themselves against aliens, oblivious to the fact that they were acting out the role of the panic-stricken public that actually belonged in a radio play. These people listening to the false broadcast were taken in by the totally false accounts and became confused, disarray and distrusting of their neighbors even resulting in immense violence. This example proves anddemonstrated more potently than any argument, that beyond a question of a doubt, the enormous effectiveness of the media at affecting masses of people.
Furthermore, according to researcher Mack White, Psychologist Dr. Hadley Cantril conducted a study of the effects of the broadcast and published his findings in a book, The Invasion from Mars: A Study in the Psychology of Panic, (1939). This study explored the power of broadcast media, particularly as it relates to the suggestibility of human beings under the influence of fear. Dr. Cantril was affiliated with Princeton University ‘s Radio Research Project, which was funded in 1937 by the Rockefeller Foundation. Also affiliated with the Project was Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) member and Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) executive Frank Stanton, whose network had broadcast the program. Stanton would later go on to head the news division of CBS, and in time would become president of the network, as well as chairman of the board of the RAND Corporation, the influential think tank which has done groundbreaking research on, among other things, mass brainwashing.
Twoyearslater, with Rockefeller Foundation money, Cantril established the Office of Public Opinion Research (OPOR), also at Princeton . Among the studies conducted by the OPOR was an analysis of the effectiveness of “psycho-political operations” (propaganda, in plain English) of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Then, during World War II, Cantril and Rockefeller money assisted CFR member and CBS reporter Edward R. Murrow in setting up the Princeton Listening Center , the purpose of which was to study Nazi radio propaganda with the object of applying Nazi techniques to OSS propaganda. Out of this project came a new government agency, the Foreign Broadcast Intelligence Service (FBIS). The FBIS eventually became the United States Information Agency (USIA), which is the propaganda arm of the National Security Council. Thus, by the end of the 1940s, the basic research had been done and the propaganda apparatus of the national security state had been fully established.
Given the preceded noted history and facts, clearly then connecting these dots should be made rather easy. Furthermore, the objective of the United States government has always been to maintain its White dominance over its Black population, and clearly, psychological warfare meets this need. It was the logical choicebecause it covertlyprovides the U.S. Governmentthe ability to both influence the national climate and engenderpersonal psychological feelings among itsBlack population that meet the U.S government objectives of maintaining its white dominance.
Furthermore, history overwhelmingly demonstrates that the White races innate proclivity for racism, control, and dominance is much too deeply ingrained for them to just merely give up their practices of implementing suppressive methods over its African American population.The records of history show that the reincarnation of suppressive methods into forms more acceptable to the changing times is a common practice of the United States government as seen after the abolishment of slavery wherein its methods of using racist, oppressive treatment of its Black population was reincarnated into Jim Crow laws.
And let us not forget the many sorts of devious strategies and methods used to prevent Blacks from becoming registered voters. The historic and demonstrative evidence overwhelmingly reflects the reality that the U.S. government does manifest a proclivity for reinventing devious methods to suppress its Black population. This proclivity has led to the U.S. Government now using its proven method of psychological operations to control the advancement and growth of its Black population.It was the next logical choice for it provides the Government the benefit of the appearance of conducting humanitarian efforts to help its Black community while covertly seeking only to maintain its White dominance.
”I didn’t say it would be easy, I just said it would be the truth.”

The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.




by Franklin G. Jones
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15 killed, 64 injured in fresh fighting in Somali capital

Posted by African Press International on June 9, 2008

Fighting between the joint Somali-Ethiopian forces and Islamist insurgents early Sunday morning killed 15 and injured 64 civilians in Mogadishu the capital, witnesses and medical officials told APA.

After several minutes of fighting, around 20 mortar shells shot helter-skelter caused many civilian casualties.

“I saw civilians on the ground. Nobody could confirm whether they are wounded or dead,” Duale Salah, an eye witness who runs a shop in the area, told APA.

“We are hiding in concrete buildings as mortars are coming in threes or fours,” he added.

Another witness Mohamoud Ali told APA that he saw four soldiers and one Islamist insurgent dead.

Hospital officials told APA that around 64 civilians mostly with shrapnel wounds had been admitted in their hospital.

The deputy director of Medina Hospital, Dr Dahir Dhere, told APA that around 44 civilians have been admitted including 6 children.

“The victims are coming in minibus, handcarts and donkey carts,” he said.

The director of Banadir Hospital, Dr Abdi Risak, said they received around 22 civilians two of whom died, including a pregnant woman.

“The victims include a family of 12. A mortar shell landed in their home. They are all wounded, some seriously,” he added.

Mogadishu has seen more violence since Ethiopian-backed troops of the transitional federal captured it from a group of Islamic Union courts in late 2006.

Somalia had been plunged in anarchy since the overthrow of President Mohamed Siad Barre in 1991, leaving thousands killed and millions displaced.



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Nigerians cautioned against retaliatory remarks against SA

Posted by African Press International on June 9, 2008

The Director-General of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), Professor Osita Eze, has cautioned Nigerians against making retaliatory remarks against South Africans over the xenophobic attacks on African immigrants.

Speaking Saturday in Lagos, Professor Eze told journalists that such remarks could affect the existing cordial relations between Nigeria and South Africa.

Those calling for retaliation for the maltreatment of Nigerians in South Africa are ignorant because it will not be in the best interest of the two countries and Africa. Whatever happened is being handled at the diplomatic level and I believe that it will not result in any friction, he stressed said.

He said the relations between the two countries remain strong and that Nigeria and South Africa were being looked upon to steer the development of Africa.

We cant allow the good relations to be spoiled because both countries are well respected and the world expects them to steer the development of Africa, he added.

He commended the efforts so far taken by Nigerian President Umaru Yaradua to address the issue and called for reparation from the South African government for Nigerians and other Africans, who sustained losses during the attacks.



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Polisario victims seize rights bodies in Geneva

Posted by African Press International on June 9, 2008

Sahrawi leaders denounced the humanitarian suffering on the Algeria-based Tindouf camps at a recent roundtable in the framework of the 8th Human Rights Council session (HRC) held in Geneva (Switzerland).

In a communiqu released Saturday, the participants, among them Royal Advisory Council for Saharan Affairs (CORCAS) member Moulay Ahmed Mghizlate, called for the implementation of an extended autonomy for Western Sahara, saying the United Nations made the same observation in the latest resolution 1813.

UN secretary general personal envoy Peter Van Walsums conclusions decried claims for an independent Western Sahara state as unrealistic and impractical, the document said.

Autonomy under Moroccan sovereignty is the single appropriate solution, the statement quoted ex-Polisario representative in Italy Sidati Ghallaoui as saying.

It further recalled the majority of Sahrawis have long endorsed Van Walsums observation.

According to the statement, the Moroccan initiative is special due to its comprehensive approach and will mostly end a humanitarian and social tragedy unique in the world.

The roundtables participants further expressed their concern over the situation of thousands of families with members torn apart, separated, abducted or that suddenly go missing, blaming the acts on the Polisario Front.

Implementing the Moroccan proposal will reunify those families and rebuild the social cohesion that has been eroded by years of totalitarian hype, physical and mental sequels, as well as child deportations, the document charged.

Saadani Maoulainine, one of Polisario-deported victims, complained to Amnesty International about the gross human rights violations on the Algeria-based Tindouf camps.

At a Friday meeting with Amnesty International representative Peter Sprinter on the sidelines of the HRC roundtable, she debased what she termed the worsening situation on the Tindouf camps which is mostly hostile to women and children.

The Algeria-backed Polisario Front is demanding an “independent state” on the Sahara territory that Morocco picked up in 1975 following the Green March.

Rabat and the Polisario Front began a series of negotiations last year under the aegis of the UN, in the presence of Algeria and Mauritania.

Building on support from a number of countries, Morocco in 2007 submitted a plan giving the territory a large autonomy as a political solution to the conflict.



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Nigerian to ECOWAS observer mission to run-off election in Zimbabwe

Posted by African Press International on June 9, 2008

A former Nigerian military leader, General Yakubu Gowon, is to lead an ECOWAS Electoral Observer Mission to monitor the run-off election in Zimbabwe, an official of the ECOWAS Commission has said.

The official told APA on telephone from Abuja on Sunday that the President of the ECOWAS Commission, Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas, confirmed the decision to send the monitoring team during the Commissions anniversay celebration in Abuja on Friday.

He said that Gowon, who chaired the dinner, was one of the founding Heads of State and Government of West Africa, who established ECOWAS in 1975.

The official quoted Gowon as saying during the anniversay dinner that the ECOWAS Commission should fast track the process of free movement of people and goods in the sub-region.

“ ECOWAS has made progress in many areas, but I would love to see more in the area of free movement of people in the region without any hindrance, Gowon said

He said that by so doing the ordinary man would have that sense of belonging and enjoy part of the purpose for which ECOWAS was established.

“As a former head of state, I can move to any country, even without a visa, but the ordinary man is sometimes constrained because of the various regulations, Gowon added.

He expressed optimism that the dream of free movement of people and goods in the sub-region would be realised as well as the desire for a common currency in the region.

“ If we can agree on a common currency in such a way that the naira will not be inferior to the cedi or franc then that will be very nice, he said, adding that the common currency would go a long way to boost trade and business generally in the region.



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President Yoweri Museveni has warned that theUgandan army is now more prepared than before to militarily deal with rebel leader Joseph Kony should he attempt to attack to enter again from Congo.

In his state of the nation address on Thursday in parliament, Museveni called upon the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo to smoke Kony and his Lords Resistance Army (LRA) from their hide out in the Garamba national park.

He said the rehabilitation of the northern region that has been disturbed by the two decade insurgency will go ahead with or without the rebel leader signing the peace agreement with the government.

The rebel boss refused to sign the peace agreement after lengthy talks in the Southern Sudan capital of Juba, saying he had not comprehended the traditional justice system and the operations of the special division of the high court to try war crimes.

In his speech, President Museveni also attacked the members of the opposition and sections of the press for making irresponsible statements that scare away would be investors.

He attacked some media houses which he said spread hatred amongst Ugandans and promised to deal with them legally. He gave an example of a newspaper which, according to him, he had sold the Uganda dairy corporation.

The head of state also said that the high prices of food should be used as an advantage by those who produce food by producing more.

The Ugandan parliament is expected to debate and react to his address during its current session.



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