luni, 14 aprilie 2014

Adevarul despre Abraham Lincoln

Vedeti si Prima invazie

De-aia au avut loc revolte impotriva incorporarii obligatorii in Nord, de mult ce voiau cei de-acolo sa se duca sa moara pentru sclavii din Sud. Dar ni se vinde in continuare ideea cu razboiul idealist si Lincoln eliberatorul.

duminică, 6 aprilie 2014

ADHD nu este o boala reala

ADHD Not A Real Disease, Says Leading Neuroscientist
One of the world’s leading pediatric neuroscientists, Dr. Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D, recently stated publicly that Attention Deficit/Hyper-Activity Disorder (ADHD) is not ‘a real disease,’ and warned of the dangers of giving psycho-stimulant medications to children.

ADHD = "Boala deficitului de atentie". Numai copiii sunt diagnosticati cu asa ceva, pentru ca ei sunt la scoala, nu de alta. Daca nu esti atent la cea ce nu intereseaza nu inseamna ca esti bolnav. Daca eu vin acum la voi in casa si va tin un discurs despre - uleiul de masline, si nu sunteti interesati, nu inseamna ca sunteti bolnavi.

Dar, poate ati uitat ce inseamna scoala. Daca va rapesc de acasa si va duc intr-o cladire unde sunteti sub controlul meu si stiti ca nu puteti fugi de acolo fara a va face singuri probleme - si va tin discursuri despre uleiul de masline toata ziua, si nu sunteti interesati, nu inseamna ca sunteti bolnavi. Treaba asta continua vreo opt ani, va tin diverse discursuri, va mai dau si teste sa vad daca ati retinut, si doar intamplator sunteti interesati de cate ceva. Dar niciodata nu aprofundez, trec de la una la alta, asa ca plictiseala predomina.

Desigur, copiii trebuie sa fie interesati de orice le spunem, altfel sunt bolnavi au "deficit de atentie" si trebuie sa le bagam pe gat niste substante, sa-i "reparam"... Pentru adulti insa e normal sa nu fie interesati de cea ce nu-i intereseaza... Ce societate aberanta.

Scoala ar putea fi un loc unde copii invata niste lucruri de baza vreme de vreo 2 ani, apoi devine un loc optional unde se duce cine vrea si invata ce il intereseaza, pana la orice nivel vrea. Acolo fiind profesori care il ajuta, si materiale de citit. Nu exista examene. Examene pot exista la intrarea in facultate, sau la intrarea si iesirea din alte scoli unde oamenii se duc sa obtina certificate diverse. Vedeti scoala din Finlanda:

Why Are Finland's Schools Successful?

Scoala in forma actuala plictiseste copii si ucide curiozitatea. Albert Einstein:
  •  It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of education have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry; for this delicate  plant, aside from stimulation, stands mainly in need of freedom; without this it goes to wrack and ruin without fail. It is a very grave mistake to think that the enjoyment of seeing and searching can be promoted by means of coercion and a sense of duty.
  •  One had to cram all this stuff into one's mind, whether one liked it or not. This coercion had such a deterring effect that, after I had passed the final examination, I found the consideration of any scientific problems distasteful to me for an entire year.
Modelarea mintilor


marți, 1 aprilie 2014

Lipsa regulilor
"Ripping up the playground rulebook is having incredible effects on children at an Auckland school.

Chaos may reign at Swanson Primary School with children climbing trees, riding skateboards and playing bullrush during playtime, but surprisingly the students don't cause bedlam, the principal says.

The school is actually seeing a drop in bullying, serious injuries and vandalism, while concentration levels in class are increasing."
Total diferit fata de America, unde scolile sunt inchisori. Copii nu au cand sa creasca (nu in inaltime). Cand scapa de scoala si dau de niste libertate (de fapt lipsa de supraveghere, pentru ca de crescut n-au avut cand):

vineri, 28 martie 2014

In 2003, the Russian government signed the Private Garden Plot Act into law, entitling citizens to private plots of land for free. These plots range from 0.89 hectares to 2.75 hectares. In 1999, before this law was enacted, about 35 million families, or 70 percent of the population, were managing 8 million hectares of farmland and growing crops for themselves and for their communities. Collectively, they produced about 90 percent of potatoes, 77 percent of vegetables, 87 percent of fruit, 59 percent of meat, and 49 percent of milk. In 2004, food produced from these family plots accounted for 51 percent of agricultural output.

Industrial agricultural practices tend to be extremely resource-intensive and can damage the environment — 70 percent of global water use goes to farming, and soil is being eroded between 10 and 40 times faster than it is being replenished.

Smallholder farmers typically have intimate knowledge of their landscapes and local climates, and with adequate support and resources could help to transform agricultural practices toward more sustainable methods. Smallholder farmers are also more likely to rely less on scarce natural resources, and produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions than industrial farms.

In Russia, since much of the agricultural output is produced on small plots of land or dachas, there is little to no need for the use of heavy machinery that large, industrial farms use. Furthermore, the dacha movement has given way to an ecovillage movement — a movement that has encourages many families to create environmentally friendly and socially just agricultural settlements in which families live on and maintain about one hectare of land. Both the dacha and ecovillage movements have, according to a 2005 report presented at a University of Missouri conference, conserved biodiversity, decreased pressure on lands under commercial agriculture and preserved the genes of heirloom vegetables.


Russia's small-scale organic agriculture model may hold the key to feeding the world

(NaturalNews) Imagine living in a country where having the freedom to cultivate your own land, tax-free and without government interference, is not only common but also encouraged for the purpose of promoting individual sovereignty and strong, healthy communities. Now imagine that in this same country, nearly all of your neighbors also cultivate their own land as part of a vast network of decentralized, self-sustaining, independent "eco-villages" that produce more than enough food to feed the entire country.


According to The Bovine, Russia's Private Garden Plot Act, which was signed into law back in 2003, entitles every Russian citizen to a private plot of land, free of charge, ranging in size from 2.2 acres to 6.8 acres. Each plot can be used for growing food, or for simply vacationing or relaxing, and the government has agreed not to tax this land. And the result of this effort has been phenomenal, as Russian families collectively grow practically all the food they need.

The Independent: Sa trimitem la judecata FMI, in locul lui Strauss-Kahn
Spre exemplu, in anii ’90, micutul stat Malawi se confrunta cu probleme economice severe, dupa o epidemie grava de HIV-SIDA si o dictatura brutala. A cerut ajutorul FMI. Daca FMI ar fi actionat conform rolului sau oficial, scrie jurnalistul britanic, ar fi acordat imprumuturi si ar fi ghidat tara spre dezvoltare in acelasi mod in care Marea Britanie si SUA si orice alt stat de succes s-a dezvoltat – prin protejarea industriilor, subventionarea fermierilor si investitii in educatia si sanatatea cetatenilor.

Insa FMI a facut altceva. A spus ca va acorda poporului din Malawi asistenta doar daca este de acord cu “ajustari structurale“. Au ordonat statului sa vanda aproape tot ce detinea in favoarea companiilor private si specualtorilor, si sa taie cheltuielile destinate populatiei. Au cerut incetarea acordarii de subventii pentru fertilizatori, chiar daca acestia erau singurii care faceau posibila agricultura intr-o tara cu solul saracit si ai carei cetateni sunt majoritar fermieri. FMI a instruit Malawi sa dea bani cu prioritate bancherilor internationali si nu poporului malawian.

In 2001, cand FMI a descoperit ca guvernul a creat stocuri de grane, au cerut vanzarea imediata a acestora, catre companiile private. Le-au cerut malawienilor sa foloseasca banii obtinuti astfel pentru a plati un imprumut de la o banca pe care tot FMI a impus-o, luat de Malawi cu o dobanda uriasa, de 56% pe an. Presedintele a protestat si a spus ca e periculos, insa n-a avut ce afce si a vandut cerealele, achitand imprumutul bancii. Anul viitor a fost catastrofal pentru agricultura, iar guvernul malawian nu a avut cu ce sa ajute populatia. Poporul infometat a ajuns sa se hraneasca cu coaja de copaci si, din cand in cand, cei norocosi, cu sobolani. Multi au murit de foame.

In culmea foametei, FMI a suspendat ajutorul in valoaree de 47 de milioane de dolari, deoarece guvernul a “incetinit” implementarea “reformelor” care condusesera la dezastru. ActionAid, principala organizatie implicata in ajutorarea directa a malawienilor, a facut o analiza a foametei si a ajuns la concluzia ca FMI “poarta responsabilitatea pentru dezastru”.

In fine, Malawi a facut ceva ce nu ar trebui sa faca statele sarace: a cerut FMI sa plece. Malawi a ignorat “sfaturile” FMI si a reintrodus subventiile pentru fertilizator, si o serie de alte servicii pentru oamenii obisnuiti. In doi ani, tara se transformase intr-atat incat a ajuns sa acorde ajutor alimentar Ugandei si statului Zimbabwe.