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Neuro coach • neurobiology of stress management Certified County.Court Mediator. Harvard PONS &Harvard med (CME) , mind body & mediation
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Whether the destruction of the works was some sort of artistic statement or just "a teenager on drugs," as one museum visitor suggested, has not been determined.

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In his extensive writings, Frederick Douglass revealed little about his private life. His famous autobiographies present him overcoming unimaginable trials to gain his freedom and establish his identity—all in service to his public role as an abolitionist. But in both the public and domestic spheres, Douglass relied on a complicated array of relationships with women: white and black, slave-mistresses and family, political collaborators and intellectual companions, wives and daughters. The great man needed them throughout a turbulent life that was never so linear and self-made as he often wished to portray it.



“Guerrilla Marketing,” a Sobering Book on How Armies Burnish Their Brands
In late 2010, a group of Colombian soldiers boarded two Black Hawk helicopters and flew into the middle of the country’s jungle. At the time, the Army was fighting a brutal war against left-wing guerrillas from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, who lived mostly in rural areas. But this trip was an unusual mission. It was called Operation Christmas, and its goal was to install two thousand holiday lights deep in rebel territory. The soldiers picked an eighty-two-foot-tall tree, set up the lights, and planted a device that would switch on the bulbs when guerrillas walked by at night. They also decorated the tree with a message-bearing banner: “If Christmas can make it to the jungle, you can also make it home,” it read. “Demobilize. In Christmas, everything is possible.”
I remember the mission well, which was the point. The operation yielded a famous TV ad that begins with a closeup of blinking blue lights and ends with a soldier’s festive threat: “I want to wish a Merry Christmas to all the guerrillas,” he says. “For your own good, demobilize. It’s your only way out.” Similar initiatives followed—Operation Bethlehem, Operation Rivers of Light—each of them inviting the rebels to leave the jungle and join city life.
Why put this message on TV, to which most guerillas had very little access? In a new book, “Guerilla Marketing: Counterinsurgency and Capitalism in Colombia,” the anthropologist Alexander Fattal gives an answer: the government’s audience was not only the guerrillas but the public at large. Fattal’s book is a detailed, eye-opening investigation of “brand warfare,” in which armies work with international advertising agencies to make over their images. At the time, Colombia’s military hoped to sell a better image than the one airing on independent media, which was loudly denouncing the Army for its numerous human-rights abuses. The marketing firm Lowe SSP3 helped promote the demobilization program, which was closely watched by countries like South Sudan and Afghanistan. That program was not as merry as it looked on TV. The rebels that demobilized were often pushed to snitch on their former comrades—which, in turn, put them at risk of retribution. “The government remobilized former guerrillas by demobilizing them,” Fattal writes, while telling the stories of those who bravely left the battlefield only to end up afraid for their lives. Again and again, he hears a single, scathing refrain: “We left one war for another.”
—Camila Osorio
2018 in Review

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NeuroGuru log kent Norton
NeuroGuru log kent Norton
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Jim Morrison's Bookshelf (78 books)
queen of the highway 75 today Jim Morrison's Bookshelf (78 books) | Goodreads. he would have been 75 today. he lit a lot of fires for 27 years.
His father was a naval commander and he was born in Melbourne Florida of all placesPeople are strange when you’re a stranger faces look ugly when you’re alone. I can relate to that. I saw Mr. morrison at the family dog in North Beach in San Francisco in 1969. I remember it well because I never really did the drugs and they say if you had a good time you probably can’t remember but I do I miss you Jim you’re a great guy and intellectual and I hope that people read some of your books that you loved.

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