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Moravané

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Moravan%C3%A9 Template:Infobox political party

Moravané ("Moravians") is a small non-parliamentary political party in Moravia in the Czech Republic.

History

It arose in 2005 by the coalescence of older two regional parties: Hnutí samosprávné Moravy a Slezska – Moravské národní sjednocení ("The Movement of Autonomous

Moravia and Silesia – Moravian National Union") and Moravská demokratická strana ("Moravian Democratic Party"). The first chairman of the

party was engineer Pavel Dohnal, before 1989 a member of Communist Party of Czechoslovakia. The party took part in nationwide parliamentary election (none

Moravian regional assembly exists) first time in June 2006 and won 0.23 % of popular votes in the whole Czech Republic. The party is member of the [[European Free

Alliance]]; there are also (from 2002) youth wing of the party named Mladí Moravané ("Young Moravians") – its member David Vejchoda was elected as the member of

the bureau of EFA Youth at the last assembly (held on the March 26, 2010 in Venice, Italy). Since March 2009 the party has

new leader: entrepreneur Jiří Novotný.

Ideology

The main goal of the party is defined (by the statute) as follows: On the principle of the right of self-determination of the Moravian nation the party Moravané

aims at the independence of Moravia by restoration of Moravian legislative parliament within the territorial scope of the Moravian ecclesiastical

province.[1][2] The party is strongly decentralist and anti-Czech (Bohemian)

oriented; "Prague" (both the city and government) is blamed for "oppression of Moravian culture, traditions and language" and

for "pauperizing of Moravia".[3]

According to the party, the future of the Europe lies in dismantling present European national states and establishing old historical regions as the autonomous

units.

Activities

At present time the party is developing the numerous open air actions, meetings and be-ins, e.g. "candle marches" (founded at 2005) in Brno and Olomouc,

"pilgrimages to the Morava river spring", demonstrations against "Czechization" etc.

During last "candle march" (February 27, 2010) about 40 party members decorated with numerous Moravian flags had gone through the historical part of Brno to the

ancient House of Moravian Diet and the Moravian Square. At the first stop of the parade at the historical House of Moravian Diet party leader –

among others – said: "This house as well as all other property of the Margraviate of Moravia was stolen by Czechoslovakia and is still occupied by the

office of the foreign nation (i.e. Czechs) as Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic. It is a dispossession!" (The march evoked negative reactions of onlookers

and finally was stopped by the police.)[4]

On July 25, 2010 the party stalwarts participated in a manifestation in Moravský Krumlov to secure collection of paintings of Alfons Mucha named The Slav

Epic against returning them to Prague.

Notes

  1. Administrative division of present Czechia doesn't respect the traditional border of Moravia (& Bohemia or Czech Silesia) so only the Roman Catholic Church preserves it in its provinces
  2. http://www.moravane.cz/program.php
  3. Some examples of such statements can be seen in the party's election spots: [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD0IYC86MH0 Vote No. 16] (elections 2009) or The Moravian Truth and Czech/Bohemian Lie (both in Czech)
  4. Šenkýř, Miloš (February 27, 2010). [http://www.lidovky.cz/moravane-ke-sve-snemovne-nesmeli-prohlasili-ji-za-ukradenou-pli-/ln_domov.asp? c=A100227_175211_ln_domov_ter "Moravané ke "své" sněmovně nesměli. Prohlásili ji za ukradenou [Moravians were not allowed to "their" Diet House. They declared it to be stolen]"] (in Czech). Lidové noviny (Prague). http://www.lidovky.cz/moravane-ke-sve-snemovne-nesmeli-prohlasili-ji-za-ukradenou-pli-/ln_domov.asp? c=A100227_175211_ln_domov_ter. Retrieved October 21, 2010.</li></ol>

External links

(Radio Prague)

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Executions in Iran, 2011

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Executions_in_Iran,_2011 Executions in Iran in 2011 details the executions carried out in Iran by the ruling the government, the [[History of the Islamic Republic of

Iran|Islamic Republic of Iran]], in the 2011 calendar year.

According to AFP, Iran has executed 67 people as of February 1, 2011. At the current rate of around two executions a day, Iran is set to far exceed the 179

reportedly executed in 2010.[1]

Overview

By January 16, 2011, the Iranian government had reportedly executed 47 people since the New Year; an average of about three people a day. The [[International

Campaign for Human Rights in Iran]] decried the hangings as "an execution binge orchestrated by the intelligence and security agencies."[2]

By the end of the month, the United Nations reported that Iran had executed at least 66 people, including three known to be political dissidents. According to

the UN, executions are running at triple the rate of the previous year when about 18 to 25 people were executed a month. The UN estimates about 300 executions

occurred in Iran in 2010. Navi Pillay, the High Commissioner for Human Rights, stated, "We have urged Iran, time and time again, to halt executions... I am

very dismayed that instead of heeding our calls, the Iranian authorities appear to have stepped up the use of the death penalty... I call upon Iran to establish a

moratorium on executions with a view to abolishing the death penalty."[3]

Iranian opposition leaders Mir-Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karrubi,[4] as well as

commentators[5][6][7] assert that the Iranian regime has stepped up executions in a bid to intimidate and silence the Iranian opposition from taking to the streets

like in the 2009–2010 Iranian election protests.

Notable executions

  • January 24, 2011: Iran executed political prisoners Jafar Kazemi and Mohammad Ali Hajaghaei for allegedly taking photos and footage of the [[2009–2010 Iranian

election protests|Iranian election protests]] as well as chanting slogans promoting the People's Mujahideen of Iran (PMOI), a banned opposition group.[8]

Iranian authorities initially arrested her for her participation in the December 2009 Ashura protests. In protest of her execution, the Dutch foreign ministry

decided to freeze all contacts with Iran.[9]

References

  1. Administrative division of present Czechia doesn't respect the traditional border of Moravia (& Bohemia or Czech Silesia) so only the Roman Catholic Church preserves it in its provinces
  2. http://www.moravane.cz/program.php
  3. Some examples of such statements can be seen in the party's election spots: [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD0IYC86MH0 Vote No. 16] (elections 2009) or The Moravian Truth and Czech/Bohemian Lie (both in Czech)
  4. Šenkýř, Miloš (February 27, 2010). [http://www.lidovky.cz/moravane-ke-sve-snemovne-nesmeli-prohlasili-ji-za-ukradenou-pli-/ln_domov.asp? c=A100227_175211_ln_domov_ter "Moravané ke "své" sněmovně nesměli. Prohlásili ji za ukradenou [Moravians were not allowed to "their" Diet House. They declared it to be stolen]"] (in Czech). Lidové noviny (Prague). http://www.lidovky.cz/moravane-ke-sve-snemovne-nesmeli-prohlasili-ji-za-ukradenou-pli-/ln_domov.asp? c=A100227_175211_ln_domov_ter. Retrieved October 21, 2010.</li></ol>





Nomadic Wax

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Nomadic_Wax

Nomadic Wax is a fair-trade international music, film, and events production company with a social and global focus. It specializes in hip-hop and

underground music.[10]. Nomadic Wax works with a network of artists and

musicians worldwide who use art as a medium for activism, social change, and community development. American Ben Herson founded Nomadic Wax in 1999, while living in Brooklyn, New York. Herson graduated with a B.A. in African Studies and Anthropology from

Hampshire College in 2000 and did post baccalaureate studies in Wolof (a West African language) at Columbia University.[11]

Nomadic Wax has since expanded, with an additional office in Washington DC run by Creative Director, Magee

McIlvaine.[12]

Background

During the summer of 1999, Nomadic Wax founder Ben Herson discovered a local independent hip-hop scene in Senegal and became fascinated by the music which

contained politically and socially conscious lyrical content .[13] His attempts at persuading existing labels to publish the music met

with difficulties.[14] In 2001,

Herson returned to Senegal with collaborator Dan Cantor of Notable Productions. The two used a Dakar community center to record what would eventually become

Nomadic Wax’s first release, “African Underground Vol. 1,” a compilation featuring fourteen Senegalese rappers. "African Underground Vol. 1" was noted for being the

first African Hip-Hop compilation recorded in Africa for release in North America. Focusing on Africa and the African Diaspora, Nomadic Wax has expanded its

projects into the Middle East, South America, Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean.

Film and Television

Nomadic Wax began started working with film in 2007, with the film “African Underground: Democracy in Dakar" [15] co-

produced with non prodit film company Sol Productions. The film is a feature-length documentary that explores the role of youth hip-hop activism in the 2007

Senegalese elections. On December 11, 2008, “Democracy in Dakar” was screened on LinkTV[16]. In 2009,

it was screened on WHUT in Washington DC. Since then, “Democracy in Dakar” has been shown at dozens of film festivals and universities

internationally.[17]

Nomadic Wax is working on more film projects in production. The first is called “African Underground: Democracy in Paris” [18].

The film focuses on African and Arab immigrant youth in France during the controversial 2007 election.

“Democracy in Haiti” [19] is Nomadic Wax’s third documentary project. It will follow a variety of young people to examine why

Haiti’s youth have become so separated from mainstream Haitian society and the democratic system.

“Bronx to Bamako” will chronicle the journey of two African-American emcees traveling to Africa for the first time and two African emcees traveling to America.

Music and Events

Nomadic Wax works with partner company Notable Productions to produce audio projects. Selections from Nomadic Wax’s music catalogue have been played on TV, film

and new media internationally. The company has also has supplied music and media to Nike, Starbucks, Universal Music Group, and ESPN. Twice monthly, Nomadic Wax

curates the radio show Mo’ Glo for KEXP (Seattle)[20] and WNYE (New York City), featuring the latest in global underground

sounds. Nomadic Wax Artistic Director Federico Erik Rosa (DJ Nio) of Genoa Italy is the musical selector for the Mo Glo radio program.

Nomadic Wax Music productions include: AFRICAN UNDERGROUND: DEPTHS OF DAKAR: Depths of Dakar is the follow-up to the critically acclaimed and highly successful transatlantic hip-hop experiment that is

“African Underground, Volume 1, Hip-Hop Senegal.”“You must take a look at this highly motivated, politically concious project.” - BBC

AFRICAN UNDERGROUND: HIP-HOP SENEGALThe first release of Nomadic Wax is also the world’s first African hip-hop compilation produced for international release.

Featuring Abass, BMG 44, Omzo, Slam Revolution and more.“Senegalese rhymers pull no punches about poverty, war, corruption and injustice – and are invading the

charts to boot.” - CMJ

CHOSAN: THE BEAUTIFUL SIDE OF MISERY: Chosan is everyone’s favorite UK/Sierra Leonian/Brooklyn/Bronx MC and has performed around the globe, most recently with Kanye

West in his video “Diamonds of Sierre Leone”.

NOMADIC MIX TAPE VOL. 1: The Nomadic Mix Tape series is an ongoing multi volume collection featuring the illest MCs from around the globe.This quintessential

release features 14 cuts from artists performing at the International Hip-Hop Festival at Trinity College.

LAMINE TOURE AND GROUP SALOUMGroup Saloum performs original mbalax music highlighted by the infectious rhythms of Touré’s sabar drums, and draws upon the collective

creativity of some of Boston’s most talented musician

Nomadic Wax has produced concerts, festivals, panel discussions, and workshops at nightclubs, museums, parks, high schools, universities, nonprofit organizations,

and think-tanks across the United States and abroad. Hosted by high schools, universities, think tanks, non-profits, museums, festivals, and clubs, these events

blend education and entertainment, and unites the talents of artists, activists, entrepreneurs and educators alike.

• Panel discussions and workshops: the Nomadic Wax team and network has first-hand experience and knowledge in topics such as regional politics, youth empowerment and education, global artistic movements, grassroots activism and entrepreneurship. They have been invited to speak on topics such as Hip Hop Evolution: Historical,

Social, and Global Impacts of the Culture, and Hip Hop’s Role in Society and Politics in Africa. They have conducted workshops for youth and adults on DJ-ing, breakdancing, freestyling, and spoken word.

• Festivals – Nomadic Wax has helped found, coordinate, and book performers for several festivals around the country. o Co-founder of the Trinity International Hip-Hop Festival (THHHF) – an annual global urban music and media conference hosted at Trinity College featuring three days of music, ?lm and academic events. Since its inception in 2005, Nomadic Wax has has co-produced, co-managed and branded the festival annually.

(www.trinityhiphop.org). o Tufts International Hip Hop for Social Change Festival: Nomadic Wax has helped arrange the performers, panelists, and films that make up the annual full-day, student-run festival for the three years it has been held.

• Conferences- Nomadic Wax has produced interactive panels and presentations bringing speakers and performers to SXSW – the world’s largest music, ?lm and new media conference. Nomadic Wax has also organized and produced panels, ?lm screenings and multi media presentations for two of the United States’ most highly regarded academic conferences in African Studies and Ethnomusicology research (ASA and SEM).

• Tours – Nomadic Wax has established itself as one of the most innovative and effective College and University booking agencies for global urban artists in North

America. Nomadic Wax’s music, film, lectures and events have visited academic institutions (including NYU, Tufts, Columbia, UCLA and Harvard – among others), museums (Smithsonian Museum of African Art, MOCADA – NYC) and with arts presenters worldwide (Music Docs – Sweden, Human Rights Film Festival – France), and more. o Examples: Comrade Fatso and Outspoken & the Essence’s ‘Spread the Word’ Tour (Spring 2009)

• Cultural Exchanges: Nomadic Wax has organized cultural exchange tours where artists from other countries are brought together with artists from communities in the

United States to share their arts, experiences, and culture, and collaborate on joint projects. These exchanges consist of private events between the participating

artists, as well as public expositions of their art. o Example: ‘Cape Town to DC’ Artist Exchange, July 2010.

Notes

  1. Hiedeh Farmani (1 February 2011). "Iran lashes out at West over executions". AFP. http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jy565vkZVhPpC0MSTS4cwiQ36maQ?docId=CNG.30ff0b57ab72bd5eaa39bfcd8d0f2119.201. Retrieved 4 February 2011.</li>
  2. {{cite news |title=Rights group decries 'execution binge' in Iran |author= |url=http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jvb7Mpvaq5h3dYHWQ2vteK2nTP0w? docId=5a0bc138a8b442b68be90d2e24163cbb |agency=AP |date=16 January 2011 |accessdate=4 February 2011}}</li>
  3. Robert Evans (2 February 2011). "Iran executions three times last year's rate: U.N.". Reuters. http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/02/02/us-iran-executions-idUSTRE71161O20110202. Retrieved 1 February 2011.</li>
  4. Meris Lutz (2 February 2010). [http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/babylonbeyond/2011/02/iranian-opposition-leaders-mir-hossein-mousavi-and-karroubi-protested-what- they-describe-as-the-rising-number-of-rubber-stamp.html "Opposition leaders slam 'rubber-stamp' death sentences"]. Los Angeles Times. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/babylonbeyond/2011/02/iranian-opposition-leaders-mir-hossein-mousavi-and-karroubi-protested-what- they-describe-as-the-rising-number-of-rubber-stamp.html. Retrieved 4 February 2011.</li>
  5. Barbara Slavin (31 January 2011). "Iran Cracks Down While Egypt Cracks Up". Foreign Policy. http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/01/31/iran_cracks_down_while_egypt_cracks_up. Retrieved 4 February 2011.</li>
  6. Irwin Cotler (31 January 2011). "Execution-happy Iran adds to its rapidly growing butcher’s bill". National Post. http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2011/01/31/irwin-cotler-execution-happy-iran-adds-to-its-rapidly-growing-butchers-bill/. Retrieved 1 February 2011.</li>
  7. Sayeh Hassan (2 February 2011). "Frightened Iran steps up its murders". National Post. http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2011/02/02/sayeh-hassan-frightened-iran-steps-up-its-murders/. Retrieved 4 February 2011.</li>
  8. "Iranian opposition activists hanged for protest footage". BBC News. 24 January 2011. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12272067. Retrieved 8 February 2011.</li>
  9. [http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle- east-12317138 "Dutch freeze contacts with Iran over hanging"]. BBC News. 29 January 2011. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle- east-12317138. Retrieved 29 January 2011.</li>
  10. http://travel.nytimes.com/2009/12/06/travel/06senegalmusic.html?pagewanted=4&emc=eta1</li>
  11. http://benherson.com/</li>
  12. http://www.thenation.com/article/democracy-mic-and-camera</li>
  13. http://benherson.com/</li>
  14. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (12 September 2009). [http://books.google.com/books? id=YKnLjROjFoMC&pg=PT12 Billboard], Nielsen Business Media, Inc.. Template:ISSN. URL accessed 6 February 2011.</li>
  15. http://nomadicwax.com/democracyindakar/</li>
  16. http://www.linktv.org/programs/democracy_in_dakar</li>
  17. http://sol-productions.info/Democracy_in_Dakar.html</li>
  18. http://democracyinparis.com/</li>
  19. http://democracyinhaiti.com/</li>
  20. http://blog.kexp.org/blog/moglo/</li></ol>

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Magibon

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Magibon_(5th_nomination) cat:afd more than 3 times

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Magibon (born August 9, 1986) is an American Internet personality and YouTube celebrity on the video-

sharing website YouTube.[1][2][3][4] Magibon is also a member of the YouTube Partner Program.[5]

Biography

Margaret Lillian Adams was born in Florida, but now lives in Pennsylvania.[6] Before becoming a YouTube celebrity,[1][4] she learned to speak

some Japanese phrases from watching Japanese television dramas, Anime and by listening to Japanese music, however she is not a fluent Japanese speaker.[4][6]


YouTube videos

As of the end of 2010, Margaret Lillian Adams had uploaded nearly 100 videos onto her YouTube channel since July 2006. Almost all her videos are in the form of

video blogs lasting under one minute,[3] with most of them just showing her smiling silently into the camera. In a few of her videos,

Margaret Lillian Adams speaks or sings in Japanese.[7] When asked whether she planned making the videos, she replied "I don't use scripts.

There's no grand plan."[1]

The magi part of Magibon is a nickname of hers, Margaret is a fan of Morning Musume, especially of former-member Ai Kago, Ai Kago's nickname is Aibon, So, -bon on magibon was taken from Ai Kago

In her Youtube videos, Margaret plays the role of a quiet, calm girl known as "Magibon" She introduces herself by saying "Minasan, Konnichiwa, Magibon desu." (Hello

Everyone, I'm Magibon) after saying this, she remains quiet until the end of the video where she says "Bye bye".

Due to Margaret not speaking Japanese well, this is mainly the only thing she has ever said in her videos.

Public reception

Viewers often comment on her silent staring but indicate that the videos are compelling. For example, "these videos are so random, but for some reason, I can’t

stop watching them."[8] Margaret Lillian Adams's blogs and [[Human physical

appearance|physical appearance]] are often subjected to criticism or rude remarks by non Japanese-speaking viewers.[1][9][10][11]

Japanese media coverage

In Japan, Margaret Lillian Adams has been labeled as "the next Leah Dizon".[12][13] In addition to appearing on a

TBS Radio show in Japan,[14] Margaret Lillian Adams has been featured in the Japanese Weekly Playboy magazine, appearing in the February 25,

2008,[15] April

14, 2008,[16] 12/19 May 2008[17] and November 10, 2008[18] issues.

In April 2008, Margaret Lillian Adams was invited to be interviewed by the Japanese Internet TV company GyaO and flown to Japan to make her debut appearance on

internet TV program Midtown TV in which she met her idol, Mari Yaguchi of Hello! Project.[4][7] A fan event was scheduled for April 12, 2008 by USEN (the owner of GyaO), but this was canceled due to

security concerns following the receipt of a number of threatening emails.[14]

In October 2008, Margaret Lillian Adams was invited to the 21st Tokyo International Film Festival, and appeared at the world premiere of the film Blue

Symphony in Roppongi on October 22, 2008.[12] Magibon featured as a voice actor in the film.[13][19]

Margaret Lillian Adams returned to Japan in November 2008, appearing at the "YouTube Live Tokyo" event at Studio Coast in Tokyo on November 23 alongside

other YouTube personalities and musicians such as BoA and Kreva.[20][21]

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 The Japan Times: [http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/fl20081218r1.html "Introducing Magibon, Japan's YouTube darling" (December 18, 2008)], by Mark Schilling. Retrieved on December 19, 2008.
  2. [http://www.g4tv.com/attackoftheshow/whoswhoonyoutube/61044/Whos-Who-On -YouTube-Magibon.html Who's Who On YouTube? - G4TV]
  3. 3.0 3.1 Farivar, Cyrus Unclear if latest YouTube craze has deep sociological meaning. Machinist. Salon.com. URL accessed on 2010-02-04.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 www.gyao.jpTemplate:dead link Template:ja icon
  5. YouTube Partner Program
  6. 6.0 6.1 Weekly Playboy April 14, 2008 issue: "???????????????" (Exclusive in-depth interview with Margaret Lillian Adams)
  7. 7.0 7.1 [http://www.rbbtoday.com/news/20080409/50217.html "??YouTube???“????”???????!" (Mysterious YouTube girl "Magibon" finally makes a live appearance!) (April 9, 2008)]. Retrieved on October 28, 2008. Template:ja icon
  8. Marty Sliva, {{{first}}} (Mar 03, 2008). Another Internet mystery - Why Margaret Lillian Adams may be the future of entertainment, . The UWM Post.
  9. {{cite web|url=http://gawker.com/380285/the-silent-staring-japanese-girl-is-ugly-not-japanese|title=The Silent Staring Japanese Girl Is Ugly, Not Japanese |accessdate=February 9, 2009 |publisher=Gawker.com |quote=Then a clip of her on a Japanese talk show, where she needed an English translator. Without the flattering bird's eye angle of her webcam, her face is long and plain; her teeth are terribly crooked.}}
  10. Wortham, Jenna. "Subversion, not Sexism, in Internet Culture". Wired.com (Condé Nast Publishing). http://blog.wired.com/underwire/2008/04/post.html. Retrieved February 9, 2009. "Marwick used the example of Margaret Lillian Adams, a YouTube phenomenon whose videos of herself staring intently into a webcam elicit millions of views, to talk about the way contemporary celebrity culture permeates internet culture. Margaret Lillian Adamsoccasionally spoke in Japanese, leading many of her viewers to think she was from Japan. But a disastrous television appearance led to outing Margaret Lillian Adamsas a rural teen from Pennsylvania. "This faux Japanese doll came off as awkward teenaged, American girl," said Marwick."</li>
  11. Douglas, Nick. "Being A Cam-girl Now Takes 40 Seconds Of Staring At The Camera". Gawker.com (Gawker Media). http://gawker.com/346624/. Retrieved February 9, 2009. "It's not a Japanese fan club; the comments on her silent and conversational videos are all in English, and most revolve around the theme of "I wanna bang her." But YouTube's ad program doesn't care, and Margaret Lillian Adams (who further exploits her cuteness at her Yahoo blog) has enough viewers to theoretically make a living as a YouTube partner as history's laziest cam-girl."</li>
  12. 12.0 12.1 Hochi Shimbun: [http://hochi.yomiuri.co.jp/entertainment/news/20081023-OHT1T00047.htm “?2??? ·????”????????????? (Margaret Lillian Adams, the next Leah Dizon, "concerned about global warming") (October 23, 2008)]Template:dead link. Retrieved on October 28, 2008 Template:ja icon</li>
  13. 13.0 13.1 Mainichi Shimbun: [http://mainichi.jp/enta/geinou/news/20081023spn00m200003000c.html "????:“??2?”??????????" (Magibon - the next American import - is a fan of Leah) (October 23, 2008)]Template:dead link. Retrieved on October 28, 2008. Template:ja icon</li>
  14. 14.0 14.1 J-Cast News: [http://www.j-cast.com/2008/04/14018990.html "????????????? ??????????????" (Enigmatic girl Margaret Lillian Adams visits Japan and shows her true face - non-committal on show-biz start) (April 14, 2008)]. Retrieved on October 28, 2008. Template:ja icon</li>
  15. Weekly Playboy February 25, 2008 issue contents. Retrieved on October 28, 2008. Template:ja icon</li>
  16. Weekly Playboy April 14, 2008 issue contents. Retrieved on October 28, 2008. Template:ja icon </li>
  17. Weekly Playboy 12/19 May 2008 issue contents. Retrieved on October 28, 2008. {{ja icon}}</li>
  18. Weekly Playboy November 10, 2008 issue contents. Retrieved on December 4, 2008. Template:ja icon</li>
  19. [http://www.tiff-jp.net/en/lineup/works.php?id=186 21st Tokyo International Film Festival: Blue Symphony]</li>
  20. J-Cast News: [http://www.j- cast.com/mono/2008/10/27029226.html "?YouTube??????????? 2000???" (2,000 invited to live event staged by YouTube) (October 27, 2008)]. Retrieved on October 29, 2008. Template:ja icon</li>
  21. Mainichi Shimbun: [http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20081123-00000036-maiall-sci "<??????>??????? ??1???????·?????????????" (November 23, 2008)]Template:dead link. Retrieved on December 5, 2008. Template:ja icon</li></ol>

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Tachikawa-ryu

Tachikawa-ryu Fascinating story. The WP only touches on it. For all the world it is the religion in Vagrant Story, sexual and enlightening, being stamped out by prudish

Buddhists, of all people. Just amazing. The Buddhist seachange is a religious counterpart to the Republican slave freers becoming Georgian integration opponents,

backwards.

Tachikawa-ryu is a Japanese school of esoteric Buddhism (mikkyo) of Shingonshu founded in 1114 by the monk Nin-kan (1057-1123ADE); in an attempt to

create a Japanese tradition corresponding to Indian Tantra (Skt., vamacara)

History

Tachikawa-ryu is a branch of Shingon mikkyo founded by the monk Ninkan. As such it is a school of esoteric Buddhism founded on the principal of using magic

to control supernatural and cosmic forces and through these magical Rites and Rituals attain enlightenment. Tachikawa-ryu is no different in its approach other than

it chooses to focus on perhaps the oldest form of magic - sex magic.

The school formed in the early 12th century by combining onmyodo (Taoist yin-yang magic) with Shingon ritual magical practices. It is so named because it

was in the town of Tachikawa in the Izu province of Japan. Ninkan is said to have transmitted the esoteric teachings of Shingon to a Taoist onmyoji (yin-yang

master) master, who then combined the two methods into a single school. Because of its use of ritual sex magic and accusations of involvement in so called “black”

magic, the school was frowned upon by the Shingon leaders, and its priests were frequently sent into exile. The monk Yzukai (1345–1416ADE) is generally credited

with taking the lead on extirpating the Tachikawa-ryu school from Shingon

The founder: Nin-kan

Sacred Texts (tantras)

The primary literature for all schools of Shingonshu are the Mahavairocana Tantra (Jap. Dainichi-kyo ???), the Vajrasekhara Sutra (Kongocho-kyo ????), the

Adhyardhasatika Prajñaparamita Sutra (Rishu-kyo ???), and the Susiddhikara Sutra (Soshitsuji-kyo ????). These are the four principle texts of Esoteric Buddhism.

They are all Tantras (Literally “treatise”, “exposition”. Understood to mean, “What has proceeded, and come down”) (Evola, 1968) and not Sutras despite

their names. Tachikawa-ryu also studied the Surta Proclaiming the Secret Method Enabling a Man and Woman to Experience the Bliss of Buddhahood in this very

Body, or simply the Sutra of Great Bliss for short. It is a short sutra, and forms the basis of Tachikawa-ryu practices.

The sutra is:

Surta Proclaiming the Secret Method Enabling a Man and Woman to Experience the Bliss of Buddhahood in this very Body

Sexual intercourse between a man and a woman is the supreme buddha activity. Sex is the source of intense pleasure, the root of creation, necessary for every

living being, and a natural act of reveneration. To be united as a man and woman is to united with Buddha (capital "B" referring to the Historical Buddha,

Prince Siddhattha Gotama).

The sound A represents the Womb Realm (Garbhakosa-dhatu; Taizo-kai/???), Mother (Yin/in), great compassion, and the red lotus. The sound UN [hu?]

represents the Diamond (vajra) Realm (Vajradhatu); Kongo-kai/???), father (yang/yo), wisdom, and the white stupa. A/Un (the alpha and omega)

represents is female/male (non-duality, paradox), yin/yang, ocean/mountain, mercy/charity, emptiness/form. The red seed from the female and the white seed from

the male bring human beings into existence. The unity and integration of A/Un creates and sustains the universe. This is the truth, not falsehood.

Prior to performing these rites, the man and woman take these vows:

1) We trust in the teachings of the Tachikawa-ryu.

2) We vow to cooperate and come together in mutual accord in the body and mind at all times.

3) We vow to perform these rites carefully under stric supervision by a master of Tachikawa-ryu.

4) We vow to try not to argue or fight.

5) We vow to try and avoid competing, making unconstructive criticisms, or blame each other.

6) We vow to try not to over indulge in food or drink.

The buddha couple should bathe together in a curative hot spring without physical contact. The couple must be in perfect accord in body, mind, and speech. The

couple must be in bright, positive mood, free of gloom, despair, or unhappiness. The man is venerated as Fudo myo-O (Acala); the woman is venerated and embodies

Aizen myo-O/???? (Ragaraja). The holy couple faces each other and they make the three prostrations (sanrai). Reciting,

Male: "I aspire to enter the Womb realm."

Female: "I aspire to receive the diamond (vajra) realm."

The room must be spotless and absolutely clean, well secluded, with a small altar. The secret buddha image is kept veiled, not to be uncovered until after the

rites are preformed. Kuden (secret oral teaching), the instructions regarding the buddha image are only to transmitted orally and never written down. Fresh flowers

are placed on the altar, together with appropriate seasonal offerings from the mountains and the sea. Kindle fragrant incense. Light the room with five candles.

(The candles are the five colors of the elements and are placed in the appropriate direction: fire-red, south; water-black, north; wood-green/blue, east; earth-

yellow, south; void-white, west)

The buddha image is one's own body. Therefore, the man and woman shed their robes in the corner (southwest) and face each other completely naked and adorned. The

Rites are to begin at midnight. The man crosses his legs in the full lotus position and the woman sits on the top of the man and lets his jeweled jade enter her

mysterious lotus. (This posture reacts the position of many esoteric deities and their consorts, in particular that of Shiva and Shakti). During the sexual

congress of the two roots of existence (A/Un), the breath should be harmonized in an A (inhale) and Un (exhale) rhythm. The man should keep his jeweled jade pressed

against the woman's womb as they meditate together, blending the male/female components of the five elements (godai): earth, water, fire, wood, and air/void. If

done properly, this blending of the elements will form a five-colored rainbow: yellow, blue, red, green, and white. The mother/father buddha posture is best, but

other postures and mantra are allowed. (goku-I kuden ari: secret oral instructions and essential teachings are given but unknown at this time)

However, at the break of dawn when the rooster crows, the buddha couple should be in the mother/father posture. At that time, the buddha couple should come to a

mutual instant of universal bliss; that is the moment of universal truth, a state of pure ecstasy, an unobstructed integration of emptiness and form. This is the

realm of Dianichi Nyorai (Vairocana), the Cosmic Buddha where myriad elements exist in perfect equilibrium.

Gone, gone, gone beyond, gone utterly beyond! All hail the Surta Proclaiming the Secret Method Enabling a Man and Woman to Experience the Bliss of Buddhahood in

this very Body!"

(From John Stevens, Tantra of the Tachikawa-ryu)

Notes on the Sutra of Great Bliss:

  • A 'a' is said to be present in each consonant, and to be the mother of all of the letters. If you open your mouth and breath out the sound is 'a'. In Sanskrit if

you add 'a' as a prefix it makes a word have the opposite meaning: vidya is knowledge; avidya is ignorance. So 'a' came to represent the essence of the

Prajñaparamita, or Perfection of Wisdom, tradition. This idea was explicitly expressed in the Sutra of the Perfection of Wisdom in One Letter, that letter being

'a'. In Buddhism phenomena are said to neither absolutely exist, nor non-exist - they arise in dependence on conditions, and cease when those conditions cease. This

is similar to a Hindu aphorism about reality which says: not this, not this. Conceptual categories such as existence and non-existence are not able to encompass the

true nature of phenomena.

  • Un - The various aspects take in all Truths, all teachings, all practices, and all attainments. It summarises the two basic false views of nihilism and

eternalism, and shows them to be false. The Truth of things is that they are neither real nor unreal, these categories do not apply – this is a restatement of

the Buddha’s fundamental insight into the nature of phenomena. See also Kukai's (Kobo Diashi) Ungi gi (meaning of the syllable hu?).

  • The role of the man and Fudo myo-O, and the woman as Aizen myo-O is esotericaly symbolic of the man and woman in unbreakable union and irrevocably stained with

love/passion. Fudo myo-o is the general of the Five Wisdom Kings, his name means "Imovable one". Aizen myo-O is also a Wisdom King, his name means, "One who is

stained red with love/passion".

  • The translation "gone, gone, gone completly beyond" is similar but different to the word "excelsior"

This sums up the central tenet of all Tachikawa-ryu teachings: Buddhahood (infinite compassion, wisdom and liberation) can be obtained through controlled, ritual

sexuality between motivated and experienced partners. The Tachikawa adepts are convinced that the loss of self, of ego, which occurs during sexual play can lead

toward enlightenment (unbaised understanding)- and that the moment of orgasm (called the Lion's Roar) is a moment of revelation.

Modern times

For all practical purposes Tachikawa-ryu is extinct. It was outlawed in the 13th century by the Japanese authorities, and almost all its writings were either

burned, or sealed away at Koya-san and related monasteries. However, there have been claims that the school continued covertly until at least 1689 - and

according to John Stevens (Lust for Enlightenment) it is still active today; in disguise.

Discussion

Many terms used in esoteric Buddhism are just that, esoteric. They are that way for many reason. Perhaps the most important is to keep secret the real meaning of

the writtings. However, as esoteric as some terms may be, it is impossible to disguise the meaning and intent of the writtings. Another is the social climate of the

time. All though such terms are quite intriguing, many reader of Tibetan texts has most certainly come across similar ones. For example, jeweled Jade, mysterious

lotus, great bliss, lion's roar, or the concept that sexual activity can lead to revelation. However, it is important to note that there is no direct, historical

link between Tibetan Vajrayana and Japanese Shingon/Tachikawa teachings. What they do have in common is are from the same source, Buddhism and Tantra ... and

therefore it should not be supprising that they both arrived at similar conclusions:

  • Great Bliss In India and Tibet, the term occurs in the name of female initiates, in the practice known as The Path of Skillful Means, in the Six Tantric Yogas of

Sister Niguma and elsewhere.

  • Lion's Roar The original story behind this term is found in an Indian sutra. When the Buddha emerged from the royal yoni of his mother, he stood up, pointed the

finger of one hand to the sky (male), the finger of the other hand to the earth (female), and then roared like a lion to announce he had arrived in this world. In

Tibetan circles, Lion's Roar has become an expression for two different things:

a) the challenge posed to one's self by embracing and practicing Buddhist teachings b) a form of martial arts

  • Revelation There is a (living) Tibetan tradition in which certain male adepts (tertons) receive revelations (terma) with the aid of female guides/partners during

sexual activity. This is related to dakini worship.

  • Most of the sacred texts of the Tachikawa were either destroyed, or are, like the Sutra of Sacred Bliss, hidden away in monasteries, “securely sealed and marked

with the century-old notice "ake-bekarazu”; [van Gulik, 1974; p. 359], a note that reads in plain English as "Do Not Open!".

However, a few Japanese and other researchers have meanwhile unearthed and published various material about the Tachikawa-ryu, especially in the last 20 years, for

us to get an idea of their sexual symbolism and practices.

This explains a lot. AfD is a locker room connected by carbon fibre List of precedents to prove that WP:GAMEGUIDE was wrong all along. Stutter step (tennis), Golf swing, Category:Chess openings, Category:Bridge squeezes, and in a

crazy turnaround, an entire subcategory, the main category of which has been hacked to pieces at AfD: cat:Martial arts moves

SPA Paranoia: SPA is indistinguishable from the majority of WP editors who make one edit to an article and never edit again This article was created by an SPA and

is about a non-notable martial art.[1]


Yutaka Hara

take the links, edit them into List of mangaka

Template:nihongo is a Japanese mangaka. He was born in Kumamoto in 1953, and is the winner of the 1974 KFS Contest Kodansha

Children's Literature Award (KFS?????·????????????).[2].

He is the author of several series of children's illustrated books including the very popular Kaiketsu Zorori (Incredible Zorori), Chiisana Mori (Small

Forest), Meimon furaido chiken shougakkou (the famous fried chicken primary school]) and Touyuuki (travels in the east).

References

  1. Hiedeh Farmani (1 February 2011). "Iran lashes out at West over executions". AFP. http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jy565vkZVhPpC0MSTS4cwiQ36maQ?docId=CNG.30ff0b57ab72bd5eaa39bfcd8d0f2119.201. Retrieved 4 February 2011.</li>
  2. {{cite news |title=Rights group decries 'execution binge' in Iran |author= |url=http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jvb7Mpvaq5h3dYHWQ2vteK2nTP0w? docId=5a0bc138a8b442b68be90d2e24163cbb |agency=AP |date=16 January 2011 |accessdate=4 February 2011}}</li>
  3. Robert Evans (2 February 2011). "Iran executions three times last year's rate: U.N.". Reuters. http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/02/02/us-iran-executions-idUSTRE71161O20110202. Retrieved 1 February 2011.</li>
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  5. Barbara Slavin (31 January 2011). "Iran Cracks Down While Egypt Cracks Up". Foreign Policy. http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/01/31/iran_cracks_down_while_egypt_cracks_up. Retrieved 4 February 2011.</li>
  6. Irwin Cotler (31 January 2011). "Execution-happy Iran adds to its rapidly growing butcher’s bill". National Post. http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2011/01/31/irwin-cotler-execution-happy-iran-adds-to-its-rapidly-growing-butchers-bill/. Retrieved 1 February 2011.</li>
  7. Sayeh Hassan (2 February 2011). "Frightened Iran steps up its murders". National Post. http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2011/02/02/sayeh-hassan-frightened-iran-steps-up-its-murders/. Retrieved 4 February 2011.</li>
  8. "Iranian opposition activists hanged for protest footage". BBC News. 24 January 2011. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12272067. Retrieved 8 February 2011.</li>
  9. [http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle- east-12317138 "Dutch freeze contacts with Iran over hanging"]. BBC News. 29 January 2011. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle- east-12317138. Retrieved 29 January 2011.</li>
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  13. http://benherson.com/</li>
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  15. http://nomadicwax.com/democracyindakar/</li>
  16. http://www.linktv.org/programs/democracy_in_dakar</li>
  17. http://sol-productions.info/Democracy_in_Dakar.html</li>
  18. http://democracyinparis.com/</li>
  19. http://democracyinhaiti.com/</li>
  20. http://blog.kexp.org/blog/moglo/</li></ol>

External Link

*Hara Yuataka's page Kaiketsu Zorori (in Japanese)


Edelmiro Abad

The bad practice of nominating as a group meets its inevitable nemesis: opposition as a group


Sassenach

Sassenach is a word used chiefly by the Scots to designate an Englishman. It derives from the Scottish Gaelic Sasunnach meaning,

originally, "Saxon", from the Latin "Saxones"; it was also formerly applied by Highlanders to (non-Gaelic-speaking)

Lowlanders[3]. As employed by Scots or [[Scottish

English]]-speakers today it is usually used in jest, as a (friendly) term of abuse. The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) gives 1771 as the date of the earliest

written use of the word in English.

Sasanach, the Irish-language word for an Englishman, has the same derivation, as do the words used in Welsh to describe

the English people (Saeson, sing. Sais) and the language and things English in general: Saesneg and Seisnig. These words are normally, however, used

only in the Irish and Welsh languages themselves.

Cornish also terms English Sawsnek from the same derivation. Some Cornish were known to use the expression Meea navidna cowza

sawzneck!' to feign ignorance of the English language.[4]

Uses

In James Joyce's Ulysses, Buck Mulligan refers to Haines, a British guest in the Martello tower with them, as "the Sassenach".

And in the "Cyclops" episode, the citizen, a Gaelic revivalist, says: "To hell with the bloody brutal Sassenachs and their patois."

In the well-known Irish Rebel song, "The Bold Fenian Men", the final couplet uses the word sassenach: All who love foreign law, native or sassenach, must out

and make way for the bold Fenian men.

In the Outlander series of novels by Diana Gabaldon, the main character, Englishwoman Claire Fraser (Beauchamp), is often referred to

as 'Sassenach' by her Scottish husband, Jamie Fraser, as a term of endearment, though it is more usually employed against the English as a term of abuse.

In the film The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep, the handyman Mowbray rebukes Captain Hamilton for his "Sassenach attitudes".

In an episode of The Broons, Hen and Joe go out dressed in Kilts and carrying weapons ("Doon wi' the Sassenachs!"). Granpaw Broon tries to warn them

("It'll no' come aff - it's been tried before!"). His grandsons, however, are just playing cameo roles in a film.[5]

In the video game Nancy Drew: The Haunting of Castle Malloy , by Her Interactive, the caretaker Donal refers to the missing fiancé using the Irish

form "Sasanach".

One of the headstones in the video game Fable III (specifically, in the Mercenary Camp in Mistpeak) refers to a man who was "killed by the Sassanachs".

References

  1. Wikipedia:Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Ketsugo jujutsu
  2. http://www.books-keirindo.co.jp/common/news/20091219.html
  3. The Concise Scots Dictionary, Aberdeen University Press, 1985
  4. Richard Carew, Survey of Cornwall, 1602 N.B. in revived Cornish, this would be transcribed My ny vynnaf cows sowsnek. However the Cornish word Emit meaning "ant" (and perversely derived from OE) is more commonly used in Cornwall today as slang to designate non-Cornish Englishmen.
  5. The Broons, 1983 Annual

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Sante Kimes

- with this AfD's kind of attitude, WP is probably either sued a lot or will be In fact, the worst behaviour is in the

AfD; the article is relatively speaking, unbiased. 'fleecing'? is the only word that can be replaced, although the summary style is not purely factual. This one is

worth keeping not only just for the AfD, but only for the AfD. "Tough crap if it's 'biased' - she's a convicted murderer." Delicious junk food.

Channel drift

Reservations: TV subject, and real reasons for MTV 'drifting' (copyright & expense) not adequately represented by the definition, and it may be impossible to do so Template:Globalize/USA Channel drift, or network decay[1] is the gradual transition of a television network away from its original programming focus to either target a newer

more lucrative audience, or to broaden their viewership by including less niche programming. Networks that focus on a particular theme, such as

Golf Channel, tend to show shows outside of this scope that the channel's management feels that the viewers would also like to see, though balancing the needs

of expanding a network's audience while continuing to service a channel's most loyal viewers.

However, this is not always successful. MTV began the drifting in the early 1990s by dropping music videos and switching to reality and other programming,

with VH1 and CMT following. Viewers have complained and sometimes abandoned a channel that no longer airs the shows that the

viewers originally tuned in to see, causing problems for the network in question, such has been the case for Cartoon Network's "CN Real" live-action reality television block of programming, along with the rebranding of Sci-Fi Channel to Syfy for both trademark reasons

and to allow a stretching of the network's definition of appropriate programming, including Law and Order SVU reruns and ECW wrestling. (In 2010 ECW was

replaced by NXT, and in October WWE SmackDown will move from MyNetworkTV to Syfy.)[2][3] CMT meanwhile has begun to air programming such as Nanny 911, [[Trading

Spouses]] and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (which also airs on TV Land, which would ironically have no connection to the classic TV shows it

originally aired) along with other programming which has little or no connection to southern culture, much less country music, while networks such as

HGTV and the Food Network have in intervening years moved away from straight instructional shows for their audience in order to bring in an entertainment-

minded audience.

Sometimes, a channel will rebrand itself, and focus on completely different audience than intended at the channel's founding; for example, the conversion of

Court TV channel to truTV allowed it to show more reality-based programming (though retaining a law enforcement focus, such as

repeats of World's Wildest Police Videos) and slowly phase out their advertising-adverse legal system and courtroom programming, a process which is to

end in October 2009 when the remaining courtroom analysis programs transitioned to CNN.com's legal news section and unpromoted and reduced

court coverage from CNN Center on the mainline channel. TruTV will even air first- and second-round games of the NCAA men's basketball tournament starting

in 2011.[4]

References

  1. Hiedeh Farmani (1 February 2011). "Iran lashes out at West over executions". AFP. http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jy565vkZVhPpC0MSTS4cwiQ36maQ?docId=CNG.30ff0b57ab72bd5eaa39bfcd8d0f2119.201. Retrieved 4 February 2011.</li>
  2. {{cite news |title=Rights group decries 'execution binge' in Iran |author= |url=http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jvb7Mpvaq5h3dYHWQ2vteK2nTP0w? docId=5a0bc138a8b442b68be90d2e24163cbb |agency=AP |date=16 January 2011 |accessdate=4 February 2011}}</li>
  3. Robert Evans (2 February 2011). "Iran executions three times last year's rate: U.N.". Reuters. http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/02/02/us-iran-executions-idUSTRE71161O20110202. Retrieved 1 February 2011.</li>
  4. Meris Lutz (2 February 2010). [http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/babylonbeyond/2011/02/iranian-opposition-leaders-mir-hossein-mousavi-and-karroubi-protested-what- they-describe-as-the-rising-number-of-rubber-stamp.html "Opposition leaders slam 'rubber-stamp' death sentences"]. Los Angeles Times. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/babylonbeyond/2011/02/iranian-opposition-leaders-mir-hossein-mousavi-and-karroubi-protested-what- they-describe-as-the-rising-number-of-rubber-stamp.html. Retrieved 4 February 2011.</li>
  5. Barbara Slavin (31 January 2011). "Iran Cracks Down While Egypt Cracks Up". Foreign Policy. http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/01/31/iran_cracks_down_while_egypt_cracks_up. Retrieved 4 February 2011.</li>
  6. Irwin Cotler (31 January 2011). "Execution-happy Iran adds to its rapidly growing butcher’s bill". National Post. http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2011/01/31/irwin-cotler-execution-happy-iran-adds-to-its-rapidly-growing-butchers-bill/. Retrieved 1 February 2011.</li>
  7. Sayeh Hassan (2 February 2011). "Frightened Iran steps up its murders". National Post. http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2011/02/02/sayeh-hassan-frightened-iran-steps-up-its-murders/. Retrieved 4 February 2011.</li>
  8. "Iranian opposition activists hanged for protest footage". BBC News. 24 January 2011. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12272067. Retrieved 8 February 2011.</li>
  9. [http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle- east-12317138 "Dutch freeze contacts with Iran over hanging"]. BBC News. 29 January 2011. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle- east-12317138. Retrieved 29 January 2011.</li>
  10. http://travel.nytimes.com/2009/12/06/travel/06senegalmusic.html?pagewanted=4&emc=eta1</li>
  11. http://benherson.com/</li>
  12. http://www.thenation.com/article/democracy-mic-and-camera</li>
  13. http://benherson.com/</li>
  14. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (12 September 2009). [http://books.google.com/books? id=YKnLjROjFoMC&pg=PT12 Billboard], Nielsen Business Media, Inc.. Template:ISSN. URL accessed 6 February 2011.</li>
  15. http://nomadicwax.com/democracyindakar/</li>
  16. http://www.linktv.org/programs/democracy_in_dakar</li>
  17. http://sol-productions.info/Democracy_in_Dakar.html</li>
  18. http://democracyinparis.com/</li>
  19. http://democracyinhaiti.com/</li>
  20. http://blog.kexp.org/blog/moglo/</li></ol>

Further reading

External links

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Wikipedia:Tabun (nerve agent)#History

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Nova_6


Flow notation system

http://qn5.com/tonedeff/fns/ & deleted at AfD



Kept - Concepts in the seduction community

The Judeo-Christian deity in Marvel Comics

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/One-Above-All Template:Superherobox Both as an expression of various authors' personal belief and influenced by the Comics Code Authority, the Judeo-Christian deity has made numerous appearances

in the 'Marvel Universe'. One-Above-All is the prevalent memetic name for the supreme God of the fictional Marvel Comics

mythology. The character of God more closely resembles the Old Testament version than the New Testament version of Jesus speaks of, in these action-adventure

stories; power and majesty, vengeance and jealousy, other than the one pandering to Jesus Freak sentiments of the probably imaginary hippie comic readership in

1968. Always selling out to the highest bidder, Marvel ceased portraying God until he was safely esconced in the media portrayal of a reactionary 1990s (!!!), and

post-Patriot Act, the pace of appearances increased.

Publication history

The title "One-Above-All" itself was coined in Doctor Strange: Master of the Mystic Arts vol. 2, #13 (April 1976), written by Steve Englehart, and the

entity visibly manifested in Fantastic Four #511 (May 2004).

The entity appears in The Sensational Spider-Man vol. 2, #40 (Oct. 2007).

Fictional character biography

During an encounter with the mystic hero Doctor Strange, the cosmic entity Eternity tells Strange: "I and my brother, Death,

comprise all of your reality, mystic! Neither he nor I are God, for God rules all realities!"[5]

When the pregnant Susan Storm feared for her husband's likely death at the hands of the "all-powerful" Silver Surfer, Uatu the Watcher told her that there

was only one being that was truly "all-powerful", and that "His only weapon...is love."[6][7]

Doctor Strange, after being bitten by the vampire Dracula, apparently invokes this entity in desperation: "In the name of the

Tetragrammaton, Jehovah! O Great Unmanifest, hear my plea!" which called upon holy power in the form of a crucifix strong enough to cure both himself and

Wong of vampirism and seemingly destroy Dracula himself,[8] later calling upon this power once again to purge and slay the N'Garai-empowered Shadowqueen.[9] Strange,

after surviving a fierce battle with the Asgardian trickster Loki, sees Thor and states: "And yet, some omnipotent power

has so arranged the universe that good must always prevail! For every mighty villain, there is a mightier hero! For every menacing enemy of mankind, there is a

fighting Avenger!"[10]

In ancient times, to punish the people of Gehenna for worshiping the savage Annunaki deity Ba'al through ritualistic human sacrifice, the Hand of

God, empowered by "unbreakable steel and divine might", is sent to destroy Ba'al. In recent times the anti-hero Wolverine, after

directly praying for aid, appears to be possessed by the Hand of God's spirit, and slays the restored Ba'al.[11][12]

In the aftermath of the Infinity Gauntlet crossover series, during the trial of Adam Warlock, the Living Tribunal states: "I

represent forces that dwarf even your might. My authority comes from on high."[13]

The Cosmic Cube Kubik, on a tour displaying various higher powers to Kosmos, states: "The most supreme power that can be comprehended,

the Living Tribunal exists in all multiverses simultaneously, always prepared to enact judgment. Logic would indicate that the Tribunal itself is but another

servant, but of what none dare imagine."[14]

When Thor once compared himself and Odin to various other gods, abstract entities, and cosmic beings in terms of power, he notes: "And 'tis

said that a being, called the Living Tribunal—the final judge—hath the power to enforce his will 'pon any cosmos he doth judge! And 'tis said his power is supreme

in all the Multiverse. Even I, son of one of the mightiest of all gods, find it impossible to conceive of such levels of power! And 'tis a humbling thought to

consider how much greater the Creator of all Universes must be than that of all of His creations combined!"[15]

When Jake Olsen pleaded for Odin to not send him back into Mephisto's realm, Odin, after denying he himself was "God", instead allows

Olsen's soul to ascend to a higher plane, responding: "Nay, mortal. There is a power far greater than mine - and it is to Him I commend thy spirit now. Let

peace envelop thy being, mortal, for thou hast suffered enow."[16]

The Eternal Thanos realizes he has been subtly manipulated by an unseen supreme power, whom he refers to as "the Almighty", into

destroying, and then recreating the universe without a fundamental flaw, initially caused by the resurrection of Wonder Man, that allowed characters to be

resurrected quite easily, and created an imbalance between life and death.[17]

The entity apparently appears before the superhero team the Fantastic Four when they visit Heaven to retrieve the soul of Ben Grimm, in the appearance

of the Fantastic Four's co-creator Jack Kirby.[18]

After a final confrontation with the brutal demoness Asteroth left Beta Ray Bill at the brink of death, a glowing man in white robes appears before him and

heals him while assuring him that this would be a new beginning for his people and himself, subsequently claiming the souls of the decimated Korbinites and sending

his own spirit into the body of a human.[19]

When Peter Parker's (the alter ego of Spider-Man) Aunt May lies close to death, a seemingly all-knowing homeless man appears before Parker, and

when Parker asks the entity about its identity, it states that he already knows the answer, and manifests in the resplendent form depicted above.[20] Unfortunately, even this encounter with "God" was not enough to truly sway Peter from his inner anguish, and

out of pure desperation, he and Mary Jane give up their marriage to the demon Mephisto (who claims that their marriage was made holy in "the

eyes of He who I hate most" and that thus erasing it would be a triumph beyond all others for him).[21]

The gods of Zenn-La refer to a First Mover who ignited the fire cosmic and by its light brought "orbit, organization, and order" to the universe from a

beginning of primal chaos, and who extrapolated the End Times being heralded by the Nil Star.[22] As the alien deity Glory threatened to absorb and destroy Thor during the events of Chaos War, Donald Blake and Becca

Steinhardt were able to, through a united prayer, call out to the power of the "creator of all men and gods" that resided within "each and every one" of

humanity, power sufficient to destroy Glory himself from within.[23]

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Abu Bakr al Jaziri

According to the United States Treasury Abu Bakr al Jaziri is the a member of the senior management for the Afghan Support Committee and the [[Wikipedia:Revival

of Islamic Heritage Society]], two organizations designated as terrorist under Executive Order 13224.[24]

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  19. Stormbreaker: The Saga of Beta Ray Bill #6, Marvel Comics
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Shit Hop

Shit Hop, is a sub-genre of hip hop music that emerged from Newtown gangsta rap in the late 2000s. Shit Hop exclusively utilizes Apple Macintosh free software GarageBand to create it's shit sound, with most tracks incorporating multi-layered and melodic synthesizers, sexy hypnotic grooves, a deep bass, background female vocals (sometimes up too nine hoe's at a time) and nonsensical rapping. The lyrical content consists of summer parties, camels, bagels, Newtown, sex, the jungle, prostitution, drugs, violence, and women. There was also a slurred “incomprehensible” way of rapping in order to clarify words and stay in rhythmic cadence when under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

Origins

There has been some debate over who should be considered the "father of Shit Hop." Generally it is believed to be super producer D Train On The Beats.

Rap n Save

Despite no initial media attention, the disappearance of Meatface (Rap n Save's best rapper) and a lack of discipline in the studio, a defining moment occurred in Rap n Save's style after D Train had been up all night on the beats at a nearby party in Newtown, where sources say he rallied guests to get involved in an acapella sing along. Instead of everyone singing lyrics, D Train directed the people too mimic an instrument which eventuated in the producer stumbling home to personally recreate these alien sounds still ringing in his head. After passing out on his keyboard he awoke in the studio the next morning, unaware of his recording efforts, he found a strange file left open, D Train pressed play, and wept. The sound coming from the speakers was unlike anything he had heard before.

Similar reactions from other listener's followed, and a prolific new era for Rap 'n Save was formed. This song would eventually be titled Cuntly. News spread about the vibrant track, causing old collaborators such as Apple Camel to return too 'Newtown, who helped write and perform some of Rap'n'Save's best work towards the end of the "Cocks, Vag & Cash" spontaneous studio sessions.

Currently Rap'n'Save is putting down the final touches for it's 2nd album (title still unknown) which features a handful of new artists. Leaked demo tracks hint at a continuation of there "shit" style, only this time the tracks have a greater alienation to them. The response to fewer 'club bangers' on the 2nd album should prove hostile with some , although dance fans will not miss out completely, as ZZA makes his producing debut with a track that "should get the party crumping".

However make no mistake, "it will be a Shit Hop record", as D Train officially announced on his blog last week, also stating "If you hated the first album, then your going too fucken loathe the second!".

Rap, therefore deleted

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