What of the Idiots? And pre-judgmental rules?
Les fous, les marginaux, les rebelles, les anticonformistes, les dissidents…
Tous ceux qui voient les choses différemment, qui ne respectent pas les règles.
Vous pouvez les admirer, ou les désapprouver, les glorifier, ou les dénigrer.
Mais vous ne pouvez pas les ignorer. Car ils changent les choses. Ils inventent, ils imaginent, ils explorent. Ils créent, ils inspirent.
Tant que mes jambes me permettent de fuir, tant que mes bras me permettent de combattre, tant que l’expérience que j’ai du monde me permet de savoir ce que je peux désirer, nulle crainte : je puis agir.
Mais lorsque le monde des hommes me contraint à observer ses lois, lorsque mes mains et mes jambes se trouvent emprisonnées dans les fers implacables des préjugés, alors je frissonne, je gémis et je pleure.
Chaque fois que mes desseins se sont élevés, sous l’influence de mes rêves, au-dessus du niveau de ma vie quotidienne, et que, pour un instant, je me suis cru dans les hauteurs, comme l’enfant en haut de sa balançoire — chaque fois j’ai dû, tout comme lui, redescendre au niveau du jardin public et reconnaître ma défaite. […]
Je suppose que la plupart des gens, croisés au hasard des rues, emportent eux aussi […] un même élan vers cette guerre inutile d’une armée sans bannières.
Et eux tous […] doivent connaître, comme moi, la grande, la sordide défaite, […] une défaite minable et boutiquière.
Ils ont tous, comme moi, une âme exaltée et triste. […] Ils ont tous, comme moi, leur avenir derrière eux.
Note: by Khalil Toubia on FB
Palestinian Document of 1919: Palestine is the southern region of Greater Syria
Document sent to the Syrian Conference in Damascus
shared د.عدنان عبود’s photo. (Adnan Abboud)
هذا ما اقره اجدادنا
وثيقة وقعها فلسطينيون في مدينة الرملة في فلسطين سنة 1919 واهم ما جاء فيها:
ان مطلبنا نحن الموقعين ادناه بخصوص مستقبل بلادنا هي ما يأتي :
اولا: ان تكون سوريا التي حدودها من جبال طوروس شمالا وتنتهي بالعريش ورفح جنوبا مستقلة استقلالا تاما ضمن الوحدة العربية .
ثانيا : ان تكون فلسطين جزء لا ينفك عن سوريا مستقلة استقلالا داخليا تنتخب جميع حكامها وتستمد قوانينها الداخلية وفقا لرغبات حكامها الوطنيين وحاجات البلاد.
ثالثا: نرفض هجرة اليهود الى بلادنا رفضا باتا ونحتج على الصهيونية بكل قوانا ، اما اليهود الأصليون المتوطنون في بلادا قبل الحرب نعتبرهم وطنيين لهم مالنا وعليهم ما علينا .
رابعا:اذا الغيت المبادىء القاضية بتحرير الأمم والمصرحة بأن لكل امة الخيار في تقرير مصيرها وارغمت على اختيار ارشاد اي دولة فأنا نوكل ذلك لقرار المؤتمر السوري الذي يعقد في دمشق والمؤلف من مندوبي المقاطعات السورية ونكون اسوة ببقية سوريا ولا ننفصل عنها نهائي
Body posture depends on teeth
Why teeth are so important for the posture?
The skull is the heaviest part of our body and it is supported at the top, on the last cervical vertebra (atlas).
To ensure that our head, which weighs on average 4 kg, remains at the top with the least expenditure of energy, Mother Nature has devised a very ingenious “bio-mechanical system of levers”.
The question that we must ask is: “What or who is holding the skull on the last cervical vertebra?”
We will try to give you a picture of the situation.
Starecta posted this feb. 12, 2015
Until a few decades ago people believed that the skull was simply supported by the neck muscles operated by our willingness to stand upright.
Over time and with the birth of gnathology science, clinical trials have shown a functional-anatomic and physiopathological link between skull-mandible (CMD) and skull-cervical dysfunctions, aggregating various areas of the body in a single tonic-postural system: the skull-cervical-mandible joint.
In short, scientific literature, or rather some pioneers in this new sector, has started to understand the role of the mandible in the human postural system, and that consequently neck and back problems are caused by skull-cervical-mandible disorders.
Having established that, we can realize that in this bio-mechanism that keeps sustained our head on top of the first cervical vertebra, the “jaw” has a vital role in supporting the skull.
It is a matter of fact that these medical-science pioneers have managed to understand, more or less, the bio-mechanism and how to act on it with the use of a bite in order to alleviate people health problems, but they have always proceeded by trial and error without ever being able to develop a proper relationship between correct body posture, jaw and teeth.
Despite this important scientific progress, no one has yet managed to truly solve the classic postural problems (scoliosis, lordosis, kyphosis).
In fact, these scientists have been trying to test many different roads for years, in order to solve these problems. They have tried the most diverse methods, yet none of these have really focused on the issue. That is why this matter is still more of academic than practical interest.
Even some gnathologists assert that there is no proof of any relationship between occlusion and posture due to a lack of convincing scientific evidence.
You can solve a postural problem only if you know “precisely” how the bio-mechanism works and therefore the exact relationship between teeth, occlusion and posture.
The second question to ask is: “How does this postural bio-mechanism work?”
The first thing we do know is that the skull always leans on the first cervical vertebra and that it is supported only by the neck muscles.
The second thing we can notice is that the jaw is suspended between the hyoid bone and the skull and it is equipped with a movable articulation: the TMJ (temporo-mandibular joint), a joint which provides a movement along three planes of space.
Considering these peculiarity of the jaw, it is difficult to think that the skull can find support on teeth and lower jaw. And it is even more difficult to understand how a dysfunction in this district can produce such remarkable changes in the whole body.
The answer is in the fact that the lower jaw becomes a stable structure and has a carrier function only at the time of occlusion or during the occlusal contact. More precisely the highest stability is produced during the swallowing phase.
The support given by the jaw to the skull, through the occlusal contact, becomes even more stable during a stronger closure of the jaw thanks to the various muscles involved.
In fact, during the swallowing act all the muscles of the stomatognatic system start working and it is exactly at this time that the jaw becomes a solid structure, just like a sailing boat mast supported by cables.
During this process both the raising and lowering muscles of the jaw contract at the same time. When these muscles work together, from opposite points, they become like tie-beam giving a stabilizing effect to the jaw.
It is exactly during the swallowing act that the forces generated by the contact between the teeth are transmitted to the underlying structures.
Let’s try to progress in steps in order to fully understand this bio-mechanism.
Next questions might be: how this whole system can compromise body posture? How is a correct posture determined? How do back diseases generate? How can you fix scoliosis, and stop the deterioration of lordosis and kyphosis?
The answer to all these questions lies in the “teeth”.
We have seen how the skull is supported by the cervical vertebra and we have understood the role of the jaw. We also know that teeth are located between skull and mandible. Sometimes teeth may not be completely extruded in the premolar and molar area for various reasons.
In this case there may be several factors that can cause a dental arch inclination. In most cases these problems are related to birth defects, and mainly attributable to jaw bone dysmorphoses (lower bone thickness) or lack of teeth extrusion on thin and porous bones.
Other causes not related to birth defects may be a teeth collapse or bad dental work.
Nonetheless, it must be said that stress can be a trigger for the lowering of the tooth thickness. A body under high tension leads all muscles to work harder. Among them there are also those muscles in the mouth that constantly biting, especially on molars and premolars, can cause their collapsing.
Now, let’s get to the heart of the matter.
Let’s see in profile what happens to the posture of a skeleton looking at it from the sagittal plane. Let’s see if these premolar and molar teeth are not completely extruded or have collapsed over the years.
We note that the skull changes inclination with respect to the jaw then compressing all the cervical area. The skull changes inclination until it is re-established a good occlusal contact. A collapse of the teeth can occur in the years due to an excessive dental consumption or due to a heavy stress that can destabilize an already precarious situation.
Next step will be the consequent change in shape of the entire spine.
The spinal column will be forced to stay in a smaller space while maintaining anatomically its length. For this reason, you will have an increase of the curves such as the cervical and lumbar lordosis as well as the kyphosis.
In the image on the side we can see in seconds what happens in years or even in a few months of postural decay (due to strong psycho-physical stress).
It is now clear that the collapsing or the lack of extrusion of molars and premolars over the years can make the skull incline and how this structural change passes on to the underlying structures.
In practice, as you can always see in the image on the side, the skull collapses until the upper teeth do not find contact with the lower ones.
The temporal masseter muscles etc etc. will force the skull to incline pulling it down.
From here on, the skull will lose its center of gravity and the body will perform a series of bio-mechanical changes such as the shortening of its natural physiological curves such as cervical and lumbar lordosis and kyphosis.
In the lower diagram you can clearly see this process broken into four phases.
This article aims to explain the bio-mechanism in a more simplified way.
If you want to know more about this, all information can be found in my book.
Carrying on with the reading we can observe the same mechanism of decay or postural imbalance on the frontal plane.
Now let’s see what happens to our skeleton on the frontal plane.
In the event that there is a lack of dental arch height as the left side of you may see on the picture on the side, the upper teeth will try to find occlusal contact with the bottom.
These are just examples, because, in reality, as already written before, the reasons for this asymmetry are connected to birth defects or bad dental work.
At this point, the skull will lean on the left side and the left masseter will shorten causing a stretching effect on that on the right side.
The skull is pulled to the left side and all the muscles of the body to that side will begin to shorten.
A subsequent actions chain throughout the body will involve the development and worsening of the musculoskeletal asymmetry with abnormal curves of the spine or the origin of muscular imbalances.
The body or better the musculoskeletal structure will go through various stages until they find a new balance, or to be more precise, we could say a new “unbalanced equilibrium”.
There may be different types of unbalance according to the type of cranio-mandibular joint disorder (i.e. different types of imbalance that vary from person to person).
The hotness-IQ tradeoff in academia
SANJAY SRIVASTAVA posted this SEPTEMBER 17, 2013
The other day I came across a blog post ranking academic fields by hotness. Important data for sure. But something about it was gnawing on me for a while, some connection I wasn’t quite making.
And then it hit me. The rankings looked an awful lot like another list I’d once seen of academic fields ranked by intelligence.
Only, you know, upside-down.
Sure enough, when I ran the correlation among the fields that appear on both lists, it came out atr = -.45. (No correlation whatsoever?)
I don’t know what this means, but it seems important. Maybe a mathematician or computer scientist can help me understand it.
Note: Is IQ score related to ability to model relationships? To comprehend models, from math equations, graphs, anything connected to quantifying data or designing experiment?
“I have to tell wife Anzi of my extermination mission…”
Note 1: The French author Jean-Claude Belfiore is from an Armenian mother and a Sicilian father. He had published “Hannibal: An unbelievable destiny“.
His second book that I reviewed in two parts was “I committed genocide on Armenians…” Diaries of a Turkish Captain.
He did his best to fool the reader that the book is a genuine diary from an actual Turkish officer.
The cover features an old picture of a Turkish officer, and throughout the book the author made sure to give the impression that the story was extracted from a diary, with attached clips of old Turkish dailies.
This style angered me and the author replied to my review.
Note 1: Sunni Kurds in the outback Turkey (195-18) were hired to do the ugly killing and ransacking of villages and guarding the prisoners.
Note 2: Here is the reply Jean–Claude BELFIORE to my review.
New comment on your post “”I committed genocide on Armenians…” Diaries of a Turkish Captain. Part 1″
Author : Jean–Claude BELFIORE (IP: 18.104.22.168 , s09-13.opera-mini.net)
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
URL : http://belfiore.fr/jean–claude/
Whois : http://whois.arin.net/rest/ip/22.214.171.124
Merci pour cette mise au point. Dans la publication d’un livre, il y a des contraintes éditoriales que, peut-être, vous ignorez et sur lesquelles il serait trop long de revenir.
Mais rappelez-vous une chose: un texte publié, quel qu’il soit (un journal?), est différent du texte qu’on garde chez soi dans un tiroir.
Encore une fois, le “journal” est un genre littéraire à part entière, comme le récit, comme le théâtre: il a ses lois – des lois qui sont différentes de celles du journal qu’on tient à la maison.
Il ne faut pas essayer de comparer les deux. Le premier n’est pas moins sincère que le second. – Et c’est parce que le massacre des Arméniens est sérieux que j’ai choisi un Turc pour le raconter.
Je préfère la traduction “I killed Armenians” (part II) plutôt que “I committed genocide”, qui est anachronique. Le mot “genocide” est apparu en 1944.
Merci de l’intérêt que vous portez à ce livre.
Notes and comments on FB and Twitter. Part 21
I feel despondent: Nothing but the good came from mother (88 years), and they made sure to punish her by Not paying her visits, or have any patience to listen to her. She overcame all her pains and suffering to visit everyone of her relatives, whenever she could get a ride. She used to return home upset at the cruelty of those she visited.
And how the Boss can trick the others that he is consistent in his behaviors? If he fails to practice on the limitations that don’t match expectation or perception of the others?
How can the Boss satisfy the approbation of a cohort of conflicting idiosyncrasies?
It is exhausting to take on the role of the Boss. The key difficulty is to remain consistent in his set of attitudes, which he perceive or think that the other members perceive as “Boss’ Behaviors Requirements”
The proposed Boss, he better select a set of attitudes that match his natural upbringing, and keep practicing them to sustain his status (especially talent and fairness)
She is exclusively vegan. He is Not. She cooks for two. He cooks exclusively for himself. And occasionally go out single.
Helicobacter parasite neutralizes the gastric acid: take concentrated broccoli (sulforaphane)
East Aleppo must be liberated before Trump takes power
Congress/Senate pre-empted Trump take over by eliminating any excuse to renegotiate Iran Nuclear deal and antagonizing Europe: They extended for another 10 years the sanctions
Obama cowed to Hillary’s pressures: sending 4,000 boots to Middle East. What for again? To make it harder on Trump’s rapprochement with Russia?
Les lois sur la “purete”des femmes sont apocryphes: ceux qui sont ecrites sont des interpretations mesquines et politiques
Jack London was the first ecologically minded person in running his farm (no fertilizers) and even his pigs were sheltered in stone houses (Pig Castle). He was the first who began producing long movies, 7 of them, before Hollywood existed.
If you want to transplant my brain, go ahead. Don’t blame me if you think your shitty brain is worse than mine.
In the last 15 years, I’m the only person who frequently patronized this library, to sit and read, and share what I read and review books. There is no appreciation of who should be treated as VIP
I have this strong impression that she opens the library when acquaintances or friends call her up for “sob7iyyeh wa dardasheh”.
I was eating a loaf of bread (baguette) while walking. A young woman approached me for money to buy milk. I asked her if she like to share some of my bread. She vehemently replied: No. No. Question: If you are Not willing to share my bread, why should I be incited to share the little cash I carry?
Frequent occurences: Homeless demands more cash than what you handed him. What? I didn’t read on a board hanging from his neck the minimum he is willing to accept
Crois-tu qu’on entretienne cette maisonée par magie? Non, Par des gens. Une communauté entiére
I’m reproducing what others have written, in my own style. Occasionally, I alter ideas, to transmit my reality
Ce que les gens ne veulent pas se souvenir: la mortalité, un Coeur brisé, l’ignorance, la folie… Tout ce qui ne s’accroche pas aux mesures du temps