Criminals know no bounds
This is how it works to steal your credit card details:
You arrive at your hotel and check in at the front desk. Typically when checking in, you give the front desk your credit card (for any charges to your room) and they return the card to you.
You go to your room and settle in. All is good. The hotel receives a call and the caller asks for (as an example) room 620 – which happens to be your room.
The phone rings in your room. You answer and the person on the other end says the following: ‘This is the front desk. When checking in, we came across a problem with your charge card
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Symbols of beauty and resistance
The famous Persian heroine, Apranik,
Under the patriarchy that evolved over the past 3000 years, women around the world have been sidelined from public office and disempowered. Yet without women, men could not survive or even thrive.
Under patriarchy, men have tried to own women and control their lives, yet they have not learned that women cannot be understood, they can only be loved and when they are loved, their joy is transformative and uniting.
Women are related to the Earth, and givers of life. Within Vedanta that inspired Persian life before Islam, men and women stood together, yet under the yoke of Islam, women remain women and carry the spirit of life from
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The spread of Islam in Persia
Before Islam empowered them, the Arabs were the most disliked of all peoples. But Islam, a psychological state of believing that one is right and that one can only feel self worth when everyone conforms to one’s beliefs sent them to get revenge by conquering the world.
The Muslim conquest of Persia or the Arab conquest of Iran, led to the end of the Sasanian Empire in the year 651 and the eventual decline of the Zoroastrian religion.
The success of Muslim invaders coincided with significant political, social, economic and military weaknesses in Persia that had been a major world power. The Sasanian Empire had exhausted its human and material resources after
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And British poverty
They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot & then once a day it was taken & Sold to the tannery…….if you had to do this to survive you were “Piss Poor”
But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn’t even afford to buy a pot……they “didn’t have a pot to piss in” & were the lowest of the low
The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn’t just how you like it, think about how things used to be. Here are some facts about the 1500s:
Most people got married in June because they took their
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A woman who continues to fascinate
Marilyn Monroe photographed by Milton H. Greene, This was the second of four 1956 sittings that took place on the back lots of the 20th Century Fox studios.
Norma Jeane Mortenson was born on June 1, 1926. She became an American actress, model and with the show name of Marilyn Monroe, she famous for her body and playing comic “dumb blonde” characters.
Marilyn became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s reflecting the era’s attitudes towards sexuality and the female body. She followed in the footsteps of a long line of women including Jayne Mansfield, Carroll Baker, Mae West, Jean Harlow, Rita Hayworth, Louise Brooks, Clara Bow, Myrna Loy, Greta
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A land on fire and the world fans the flames
The world looks on at a loss to understand what is going on. People collect around various opinions as Israel finds itself being attacked from all sides. So how do we find a real perspective and it is there any such thing as justice in a region that has never known peace since the arrival of humans?
It could well be that the original Jews were a Hindu tribe that migrated some 3000 or 4000 years ago, or even further back. After all, Hinduism has been a light to the entire world although for many that’s an inconvenient truth. But it’s clear that those who call themselves Jews
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NZ Food Regulations Under Review
As part of the process of globalisation and putting the control of life into corporate hands, we have seen increasing regulation over our foods and medicines. Governments say this is that the interest of public health and safety, but in reality they are supporting the industrialisation and increasing levels of toxicity in our foods through the use of GM O’s and harmful chemicals that create new diseases.
The New Zealand government is complicit in denying its citizens the right to know what’s in some of their foods and eradicating small organic producers in favour of their rich mates.
By Dr Muriel Newman
Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny – Edmund Burke, 1780
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Ideas about growing up, conformity and fashion for girls
Growing up in our materialistic world is a challenge and many the many self esteem issues so many suffer from stem back to those moments of comparison with others, in particular the unrealistic magazine and makeup images of what you should look like.
The fashion industry promotes the body beautiful with shorter skirts, lower necklines, bigger busts, thinner legs, perfected eyebrows, and a pencil thin waistline. Girls are being constantly told exactly how to look and how to be hot, to be desired, and sexy mostly by males.
Our world is very elitist and this is mostly to do with basic survival needs, like more money and
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The rotten heart of a superpower
Image courtesy of Prepare for change
Many of the values of western civilisation come about through competition and perceived basic needs for survival which stand in the way of higher thinking and natural evolution. If we look back over history we can see how greed and desire have shaped the world.
As several hunter gatherers people had to stick to the facts because life depended on those facts, but today the world is awash in ideas and attractive physical stuff or glamour. People are competing to have others buy into their ideas and have people buy their stuff so much so that institutions have been established to buy and sell
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An age old problem facing humanity
While there are some women who are kept chained, such scenes as this are fetish practices after which all participants returned to their daily life
It seems probable that slavery extends back to the very first humans with those who were not perhaps so bright were told by others what to do. In other words or another way of expressing this is: submitting to someone else’s will is an optional survival strategy.
With the increase in the human population, at different periods of time and history which we know from old accounts that slaves in essence became the workers and the architects became the middle-class. In Roman society almost everyone had slaves including
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