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Thursday, September 27th, 2012
8:09 am - Event, Facebook

olala
http://www.facebook.com/events/418651198199890/
Day of Mental Health
Let fight for restriction of psychotronic weapons.

День психического здоровья
Давайте бороться за запрещение психотронного оружия!

кросспост

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Monday, September 19th, 2011
6:09 pm - для тех, кто забыл слово гедонизм

olala
http://gedanism.livejournal.com/profile

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Thursday, September 15th, 2011
9:06 pm

olala
http://know-no.livejournal.com/


Прозорливый Николай Носов

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Sunday, May 29th, 2011
2:13 pm - 17th Annual Legacy Oral History Workshop

lilelf23
Museum of Performance & Design - San Francisco, CA
August 4-6, 2011

Learn how to plan, organize, and conduct fascinating interviews, use current technologies to produce digital media projects, refine your editing skills, and prepare oral history print texts for printing or publication.  
 
The workshop is designed to meet the needs of beginning, intermediate, and advanced students. Former workshop participants have included university faculty, master’s and doctoral candidates, personal historians, historical societies, library and museum staff, government and corporate employees, and board and staff of nonprofits. 
 
The three-day intensive is led by oral historians Jeff Friedman PhD and Basya Petnick.

This year there is a $50 discount off the regular early bird rate for museum staff.
 
Please see our website for more complete information: http://www.mpdsf.org/PAGES/PROGRAM/legacy.html. If you have questions or wish to request a registration form, please email legacy2011@mpdsf.org or call 415-255-4800, ext. *823.

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Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011
2:14 pm - Intimidation and Harassment of Jewish Israeli by the Knesset's Security

hayal_bilbo
The so called "democracy" in Israel: the Regime sabotages disagreeable parliament discussions by using MK's-provocateurs, who are backed up by the military guards of the Knesset.


Yesterday (22.2) I was invited to the Knesset to attend a meeting, dealing with the issue of racism and anti-democratic tendencies in the Israeli media in Russian. The meeting organizers were MK Dr. Afo Agbarie and the Israeli association Our Heritage. I decided to come, because it was agreed in advance with the meeting’s organizers that I would present a solution to this regrettable phenomenon. I intended to present an initiative (promoted a small group of volunteers) to translate the Israeli newspaper, the Haaretz, into Russian. Our group believes that the information provided by this newspaper could correct the bias low quality of information found in the Russian media. However, I had to flee from the Knesset building, due to intimidation and harassment by the security personnel of the institution. The matter was that from the very first moment MK Yulia Shamalov-Berkovich (from the “Kadima” party), who attended the meeting, tried to disrupt the event by hysterical screams. Everything started, when the presiding parliamentary aide exchanged with someone a few words in Arabic. MK Shamalov-Berkovich immediately screamed hysterically that it is prohibited in the Knesset to speak Arabic. During the meeting, a report by Our Hertage was presented about racist and anti-democratic discourse in the Russian-language media. MK Shamalov-Berkovich constantly interrupted the speakers with boorish words. Like in the circus, she made theatrical gestures and shouted loudly, "Well, I did not yet attend such a racist meeting." At one point I broke down and asked into the microphone, if MK Shamalov-Berkovich is not in need of a medicine or medical care. As a result, I was immediately approached by the guards and asked to calm down. I answered that I am absolutely calm, so they're gone. However the MK Shamalov-Berkovich called them upon, then the guards approached me again and asked to leave the room. I went out after them and asked what was wrong. Then, I was told that now I must wait for the commander, who will decide my fate. A few seconds later a fat man ran in. He wore a security uniform with some badges on his jacket. He told me (while his eyes crawl out of their socket) that his name is Ziv Yaron, and that he is the chief officer of the Knesset. The officer Yaron brought his face – trembling with anger – to mine, with a distance of no more than 5 centimeters, and began aggressively accusing me of attacking an MK. He said that I must realize that I spoke to a People’s Representative, and that his duty, as well as mine (!) is to serve the People's Representatives. When I asked him, why he speaks to me in such an intimidating and aggressive manner, the officer Yaron said that he could in an instant to throw me out of here, and this is his duty. This “record” about insulting a People’s Representative and his violent ability to kick me out was playing non-stop. I was surrounded by about 5 huge guards. At first, I thought that these threats will be sounded for the sake of ritual, and afterwards I will be allowed to get back to the hall. Therefore I stood and silently listened. But since the record did not cease, I realized that it just will not end. And indeed, the commander Yaron said that he is going to ask the MK Shamalov-Berkovich, whether I might return. A parliamentary aide, present during the conversation broke in, and said that the MK Shamalov-Berkovich cannot be addressed to solve this issue, as she is not the meeting’s organizer. But the commander Yaron replied that he is one, who decides here. The situation became similar to lynch. I felt disgusted and frightened. I remembered the humiliation by teachers in the Soviet school, and by junior officers in the Israeli army. I did not want to help them to perform those of their responsibilities, so I said that I want to leave, and asked if one could carry my stuff out of the meeting room. However the officer Yaron did not rush to loosen the grasp of his victim. He continued intimidating and harassing me. I told him again and again that I do not want to listen to his threats and want to leave. Finally, my stuff was taken out, and general Yaron’s grasp weakened. Realizing that I am free, I broke my silence and said to Ziv Yaron that he is a servant of the dark regime in which it is NOT that the elected officials serve the people, but rather the citizens are forced to be servants of the "deputies;" the regime, which treats citizens in the Parliament with intimidation and harassment. The officer Yaron ordered one of his servants to lead me out of the Knesset complex - the prison complex. Such was my experience of solving political issues through the parliamentary channel in the country, which has proclaimed itself to be the only democracy in the Middle East. This is my experience, as a Jew, to solve problems by cooperating with the authorities of the State, which declared itself the state of the Jews.

Slava Youssim (0545742793)

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Thursday, January 20th, 2011
9:31 am - Male Research Participants Needed

enchilladas
Males needed to complete a 15-minute study on relationships. You are asked to visualize a relationship and complete several questionnaires. The study has been approved by the University of Southampton's Institutional Review Board. You must be over 18, male and fluent in English to take this survey. If you are interested, copy and paste the link below into your web browser:

http://www.isurvey.soton.ac.uk/condition_start.php?id=39

If you choose to participate, all of your answers will remain anonymous and confidential, and you will not be asked to provide any identifying information. Thank you for your consideration!

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Monday, May 31st, 2010
4:07 pm - Oral History Workshop

lilelf23
Hello all!
Newbie here!
I wanted to let any interested in oral history know that the Legacy Oral History Program at the Museum of Performance & Design in San Francisco is offering its annual workshop August 5-7, 2010. It's lecture/discussion format is designed to meet the needs of participants of all levels of experience in oral history, from beginners to experienced practitioners. Project design, funding, legal and ethical issues, the latest audio and visual technologies, interviewing techniques, transcription and editing are all covered. Email legacy2010@mpdsf.org, or call 415-255-4800, ext. *823 for more information and to register. Museum website: http://www.mpdsf.org.
I hope you will forgive any cross-postings!

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Sunday, March 28th, 2010
3:14 am - Search S. Castles' articles.

dezzpil
Hello, everyone. I'm looking for your help with search articles of Stephen Castles. I cant find his free for read articles about migration classification. I have some troubles with english internet segment, don't know any useable links for my request ). Thanks for any help.

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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010
10:57 pm - On the Nature of Medical Service in the Jewish Welfare State

hayal_bilbo

My beloved grandpa, aged 97, was intentionally neglected almost to death in the surgery division of the Hadassah medical center located in the Eastern Jerusalem.

 

He was hospitalized last Tuesday (23/02/2010) during the night, with an acute stomachache, but in lucid mind. There he was diagnosed with an excessive amount of liquid in the urinary bladder due to a prostate disease.

 

Then, he was placed in a surgery department, where his complaints and ours were systematically ignored for an entire week, not only by the doctors (Drs. Mizrahi, Greenboym and Lorin), but even by the nurses. I was compelled to wage long battles with most of the medical personal in the unit to make them pay a minimal amount of attention to my grandpa. ONLY AFTER APPOINTMENT A MEETING WITH THE HEAD OF THE UNIT, PROFESSOR AHMAD EED (A NON JEWISH DOCTOR), I RECEIVED A SUFFICIENT RHETORIC TOOL TO COMPEL THE ARROGANT DOCTORS TO BEGIN (AT LEAST RELUCTANTLY AND ANGRILY) TO PAY ATTENTION TO MY GRANDPA’S CRITICAL CONDITION.

 

Meanwhile, his cognitive and physical condition worsened day by day. Already on Wednesday evening he complained of pain in his lower chest, but this was, of course, ignored. Last Thursday he could hardly speak and became seriously disoriented. I alerted the medical personnel that his situation was gravely deteriorating, but my words were as usual dismissed and even outright rejected (For example, Dr. Mizrahi promised to come in 10 minutes, but utterly left the hospital; on other occasion he did examine the grandfather, yet rudely shouted on me). The doctors usually told that all his medical exams and measures were good and did not require any special attention, so that he would be released home soon! However, since Thursday, I was able to discern acute short breathing and liquids accumulating in his lungs.

 

On Saturday an internist continually tried to perform a CT scan of his lungs, but this was declined because – as a nurse told me – they were reluctant to bother the CT technician at home.

 

Only on Sunday (28/02/2010) morning, when I met the department’s chief and invited him to see my grandpa, did they begin suspecting the inflammation of the lungs and suggested transferring him from the surgical division to the internist emergency room. I was told to wait a couple of hours. At 1 p.m. I left my grandpa with a private nurse that we hired and went to work. It must be noted that the Israeli Insurance Institute denies payment to the assisting personnel, which my grandpa would usually receive at home, when a senior citizen is hospitalized. The NII justifies this policy under the claim that in the hospital he is under the direct and attentive supervision of the medical staff!

 

AT 3 P.M. THE PRIVATE NURSE CALLED TO TELL ME THAT AN INTERNIST DOCTOR ASKED TO SEND A MESSAGE THROUGH THE HOSPITAL’S NURSE THAT MY GRANDPA WAS IN A CRITICAL CONDITION AND THAT THEY REQUESTED THE FAMILY ARRIVE IMMEDIATELY. I CALLED MY PARENTS AND OTHER RELATIVES AND REQUESTED THAT THEY COME URGENTLY TO THE HOSPITAL. WE ALSO UPDATED MY GRANDMOTHER (GRANDPA’S WIFE, AGED 93) AND MY SISTER ABROAD. ALL THE FAMILY BEGAN GATHERING FROM DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE COUNTRY.

 

However, when I arrived I saw my grandpa still suffering in the same way in his bed in the surgical unit as before I left. He had no medical personal near him, and it appeared that his condition was deteriorating due only to bureaucratic delay in his treatment and transportation to the internist emergency division.

 

THE PRIVATE NURSE SAID THAT THE FAMILY WAS SUMMONED TO COME BY DR. ADIR, AN INTERNIST. THEN I RAN TO THE INTERNIST UNIT, FOUND DR. ADIR, BUT HE SAID THAT HE WAS TOO BUSY AND WOULD SPEAK TO ME LATER. AT THIS STAGE I THOUGHT ‘THAT’S TOO MUCH FOR ME!’ THEN I PERFORMED AN UGLY SCENE, BREAKING MY CELL PHONE, THROWING AWAY MY GLASSES AND TEARING MY POUCH. I JUMPED AND FELL DOWN ON THE FLOOR, BEATING THE DOORS, WALLS AND THE FLOOR AND SCREAMING LIKE MAD.

 

The medical personnel of the internist department come out to watch me. Then a spectacular man in the crowd invited me to a conversation, asking what has happened and how he can help. It was clear by his habitus that this was the head of the department, a professor. He answered this question positively. I told Prof. Heimann that this is the country of occupiers and nothing works here without violence. He was vehemently outraged by my words and tried to defend the Zionist establishment. He insisted that he would help me anyway, without such scenes. He spent plenty of time speaking with me, which after 16 years of living in Israel I found to be incredibly generous behavior for an Israeli medical professor and the head of a department. Finally I was successful in persuading him to go downstairs to see my grandpa. Then I pointed him out to five of my family members, who arrived and stood aside with bleak faces. Prof. Heimann repeatedly apologized for the false alarm they issued; nevertheless he did not stop defending Dr. Adir. Later (on March 2nd), Prof. Heimann even requested that I WOULD apologize before Dr. Adir, as my grandfather was indeed suspected to die on Monday, yet survived due to the God’s will, rather than due to my tough pressure to begin an appropriate medical treatment in the internist unit.

Now, why so??? Why do we deserve such kind of “service” from this state, after we work so hard in this land (said to be best possible regime for the Jews) and pay HIGH taxes to this government? (The state deprives me of around $600 per month). Where do this money go?

 

And I answer:

 

FIRST, THIS MONEY DOES NOT GO TO HELP THE NEEDY, NOT TO INCREASE THE PUBLIC QUALITY OF LIFE. INSTEAD NEARLY ALL OF OUR TAXES ARE GOING TO SO CALLED DEFENSE NEEDS, THAT IS THE CONTINUED OCCUPATION AND OPPRESSION OF THE PALESTINIAN POPULATION, IMPRISONED IN THE OCCUPIED TERRITORY.

 

In addition, this hospital is not staffed enough with medical personnel, only because it is situated in the East Jerusalem and is the main medical center for the Palestinian population of Al Quds. However this regime does not wish to provide the Palestinians with an appropriate medical care.

 

I want to summarize this piece of writing with my firm belief that Israel is not the best regime for Jews these days.

 

Iaroslav Youssim (054-5742793)

jareck.youssim@gmail.com

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Friday, November 20th, 2009
2:53 am - Effects of Gender Roles on Student/Professor Interactions

penguingod
(cross-posted)

I recently wrote a 500 word paper for a composition class on the topic given in the subject line; I interviewed a female sociology / anthropology professor and a male women's studies / history professor for my two sources, which provided some regrettably unsurprising perspectives and anecdotes. I didn't ask many questions in the survey, given the limit, but I want to expand on the paper. Unofficial study of sorts, I suppose.

Here are the questions that I submitted to them:Collapse )

I suppose I'm looking for two things in particular: [1] more / better questions to ask, and [2] advice on how to go about the project. I know people in academia, and have a pretty freakin' huge pool of former and current college students with some knowledge on gender issues to interview. I just want to be prepared before I get involved in anything that will require a significant amount of time and energy.

If anybody is interested, I can email / post a link / post a comment with the contents of the paper itself. If not, my feelings won't be hurt.

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Friday, September 25th, 2009
5:46 pm

mercymyqueen
http://www.esurveyspro.com/Survey.aspx?id=3e285c08-c76c-47a0-b4e2-13a2766ed850

I'm a high school senior who's been working on some social science research with the Intel Science Program for the past few months. I need to survey as many people as possible to take my survey, and would appreciate it if any of you did.

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Tuesday, September 1st, 2009
11:06 am - Survey help needed...

surlygrrrly
I have already posted this to the sociologists community, so I apologize to those of you who may be members of both:

I am trying to gather some preliminary information for a potential survey on food.

Please take the short survey on my personal journal:

http://surlygrrrly.livejournal.com/67277.html

Please pass along this link to others who may be willing to participate. The more input, the better.


Thank you guys!

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Thursday, August 6th, 2009
11:32 am - Global Vampire Community Discussion Transcript - August 2, 2009

houseava
These transcripts may be of interest to those studying sociology and psychology.  Identity in the context of modernity and technology of self along with discussions on paraphilias, revisions for the DSM-V, and social group dynamics are explored in the August 2, 2009 discussion.

Voices of the Vampire Community
Global Vampire Community Discussion - August 2, 2009
171 Attendees - 80 Page Transcript


Discussion Topics:

a. Discrimination: Have you or your friends and family been discriminated against or threatened because of your vampirism? If so, how have you coped and what advice would you give to others in similar situations? If not, what precautions do you take in your community involvement to prevent facing legal, professional, financial, or personal repercussions in your life?

b. Open Vampire Community Discussion: Any topic you’d like to bring up for discussion is welcome.

- Donors
- Vampires In The Military
- Philosophical Discussion On Vampirism

The transcript is available from the following links:

http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/images/VVCGlobalVampireCommunity...
http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/images/VVCGlobalVampireCommunity...

Please help circulate throughout the vampire community.

Other Transcripts:

Global Vampire Community Discussion - July 10, 2009
http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/images/VVCGlobalVampireCommunity...

Voices of the Vampire Community (VVC)
Public Meeting Transcripts: 2008 - 2009


April 27, 2008 - http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/images/VVCPublicMeeting04.27.08.pdf
August 9, 2008 - http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/images/VVCPublicMeeting08.09.08.pdf
December 6, 2008 - http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/images/VVCPublicMeeting12.06.08.pdf
April 25, 2009 - http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/images/VVCPublicMeeting04.25.09.pdf

Voices of the Vampire Community (VVC)
http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/vvc.html

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Tuesday, July 7th, 2009
8:19 pm - New web-portal - Russian psychology in English

psyjournals_ru

Dear colleagues,

we welcome Psyjournals.ruyou to the new web-portal on psychology –

PsyJournals.ru is aimed to provide conditions for fruitful communication between psychologists in Russia and abroad. The journals archives are generally based on publications of Moscow City University of Pedagogy and Psychology (MSUPE), the Centre for development of innovative programs in psychological education and practice. Read more >>>

 The core part of PsyJournals.ru is constituted with full-text digital archives of psychological journals:

Psychological Science and Education >>>

Experimental Psychology >>>

Also you will find free reviews and translations from Russian into English, information on Russian and international psychological events and much more.

Probably, the most interesting journal for you is Cultural-Historical Psychology.
The main goal of the journal is to preserve, develop, and pass down the glorious traditions of the scientific school of L.S. Vygotsky and of his disciples (A.R. Luria, A.N. Leontyev, L.I. Bozhovich, A.V. Zaporozhets, D.B. Elkonin, P.Ya. Galperin, V.V. Davydov, B.V. Zeigarnik and others).  
The journal focuses on problematic issues in cultural-historical psychology as well as on cultural-historical and interdisciplinary researches.

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Sunday, June 7th, 2009
9:50 am - Vampires Today...: A Study Of The Subculture (New Academic Book)

houseava

If you're interested in various subcultural or community studies, the Vampirism & Energy Work Research Study (VEWRS/AVEWRS), sanguinarian and/or psychic vampirism, or the vampire community in general you will want to purchase a copy of this book.  There hasn't been anything quite like this published before... a very different kind of text/approach than that of Ramsland, Guiley, Guinn, and others.

The academic and sociological significance of this work can't be underscored enough.  Laycock offers a sweeping scholarly examination of the vampire community and the process of self-identification as a vampire.  He counters many of the negative stereotypes of the vampire community and posits thought-provoking arguments regarding ontological diversity.  

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Vampires-Today-Truth-Modern-Vampirism/dp/0313364729/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1230149021&sr=1-1

Praeger Publishers:  http://www.greenwood.com/catalog/C36472.aspx

Religion Dispatches Article:  http://www.religiondispatches.org/archive/rdbook/1438/modern_vampires%3A_your_neighbors_and_spouses/?page=1

Vampires Today:  The Truth About Modern Vampirism
Joseph Laycock


Chapter 1:  What Is a Vampire? or, The Varieties of Vampiric Experience
Chapter 2:  Why Vampires?
Chapter 3:  The Vampire Milieu
Chapter 4:  Initiatory Vampire Groups:  Vampirism as Apotheosis
Chapter 5:  The Vampire Community
Chapter 6:  Vampirism and Religion, a Dialogue
Chapter 7:  Out of the Shadows
Chapter 8:  Vampires and the Modern
Bibliography & Index

Inside Cover: 

Vampires are not just the stuff of folklore and fiction. This book explores the modern world of vampirism in all its variety.

Around the globe, untold numbers of people are identifying as "vampires" and following the ways of "vampirism."  But what does it mean to be a vampire?  Is vampirism a religion? Is it a fantasy? Is it a medical condition?  Based upon extensive interviews with members of the Atlanta Vampire Alliance and others within vampire communities throughout the United States, Vampires Today looks at the many expressions of vampirism.

In the past two decades, modern vampirism has come under increased study, yet most scholarship has portrayed the vampire community as a cultural phenomenon or, at worst, as a religious cult. Having interviewed many vampires across the country, both "lifestylers" and "real," even those "reluctants" who try not to be vampires, Laycock argues that today's vampires are best understood as an identity group and that vampirism has caused a profound change in how individuals choose to define themselves. As vampires come "out of the closet," either as followers of a "religion" or "lifestyle" or as people biologically distinct from other humans, their confrontation with mainstream society will raise questions about the definition of "normal" and what it means to be human.

In this book, readers will meet "lifestyle vampires," who adopt a culture and a gothic ascetic associated with the vampires of art and legend.  They will be introduced to "real" vampires, who feel that they must actually consume blood and/or psychic energy for their well being.  They will hear from members of the Atlanta Vampire Alliance, and they will learn about the Order of the Vampyre, the Ordo Strigoi Vii, and the Temple of the Vampire.

There is no doubt that anyone who reads this book will find the details of real vampire life--including vampire role-playing games, grimoires, "vampyre" balls, vampire houses like House Sahjaza and House Kheperu, the vampire "caste" system, and other details--utterly fascinating.

Additional Notes:  The author holds a Masters of Divinity from Harvard University, a recipient of a grant from the Pluralism Project, and currently enrolled in the Division of Religious and Theological Studies at Boston University where he's working on his PhD.  He has presented on the topic of vampirism at the American Academy of Religion Conference in San Diego where he argued that "vampirism" should not be classified as a new religious movement (NRM) and to faculty at the University of Michigan and other institutional bodies on the sociological and emergent scientific aspects of vampirism.

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Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009
8:13 am - Losing Ground

aimlessly_aims
Has anyone read Losing Ground by Charles Murray? This book was recommended to me and I wanted to get thoughts.

Thanks

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Monday, December 8th, 2008
1:49 pm - Real Vampires On FOX News' Hannity's America - Video (Sociological Perspective)

houseava
This is interesting because it presents self-identifying vampires from a sociological perspective in support of the argument they are an identity group rather than some form of a religious or spiritual belief - ie. your next door neighbor or someone sitting in your pew at church, etc.

FOX News Channel's Hannity's America (Beyond Belief) segment from December 7, 2008 on real vampires with Michelle Belanger & Anshar Seraphim may be viewed at the link below.

http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/newscalendar.html

(Video is directly below the News Articles section)

Vampirism & Energy Work Research Study
http://www.suscitatio.com

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Friday, December 5th, 2008
4:57 pm - need help. please.

xbangxbangx
i have to do an interview for my world religions class. it requires that i interview someone who has a different religion than what i am familiar with. since i was raised catholic i prefer not to interview someone with a catholic or christian background. unfortunately for me that's about all the people i know. (that makes me really sad now that i think about it) so i'm asking for your help. if you practice Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Atheism, Sikhism, Jainism, or anything else, i would really appreciate your time and help. its nothing to formal or in depth. just a couple of general questions. if you think you'd be a good candidate or know someone who might just respond to this. thank you.

- Monique

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Monday, November 24th, 2008
10:50 pm - "I love our lunches out here, but I always get the feeling that we're being watched"

a_que_no
 

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Thursday, October 2nd, 2008
6:04 pm - family life

salt_breeze
Dear colleagues!

What changes in family lifestyle you can mention in the context of spreading PC’s and Internet in past decade? What definitions you can suggest to describe these changes? Can you say that family life has become more routine, various, dynamic, public e t.c. and why. I’m looking forward to all your ideas and suggestions! Thanks!

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