The objects in this gallery, dating from the reign of Louis XIV (1638–1715), are made of such precious materials as tropical woods, shells, and gilt bronze. Known as the Sun King, Louis was one of the longest reigning and most powerful monarchs in France.
Featured Artwork of the Day: Attributed to Charles Le Brun (French, Paris 1619–1690 Paris) | Border probably designed by Jean Lemoyen le Lorrain (1637/38–1709) | Probably made at the Convent of Saint Joseph-de-la-Providence, Paris | Seasons and Elements (set of four) |
ca. 1683 | http://met.org/2x9CpVW
A Facebook post likening the Holocaust of Jewish people to Newcastle East residents during the #NewcastleSupercars has caused a stir on social media.
The post appeared on the Newcastle East – Heritage Zone not Supercar Zone page at around 6:00pm last night.
The post suggests that, like Jewish people under Nazi rule, Newcastle East residents are denied civil liberties and property rights, and that residents are required to wear a wristband to identify themselves, like the yellow badge Jewish people were legally required to wear.
The post has since been deleted. Details tonight at 6.
Go! Expose CCP evilness to the world.
Guo Wengui tweets in English dated from Sep 5th-Sep 8th.
Divulging the leader of Internet trolls who have been blackening Guo Wengui’s image! Get to see their real faces and know how to deal with their attacks logically.
Guo Wengui discloses the reasonable use and the judicial interpretation of the sexual videos of Wang Qishan and others
Guo Wengui has revealed a sick society ruled by the Chinese Communist Party/Tang Fu
This is where the Commission for Discipline Inspection in Shijingshan District, Beijing and the Ministry of Public Security carry out their investigations. If you think you can override God you must not get away from his judgment, if you bully the people you must be overturned by the people! This is the law of nature or humans would have become all evils! This is also the power of nature, which should be the foundation of our belief, too!
Zhaoming’s comments on the current political and social affairs on Sept 4: monitoring the country and the military, sense of security, Guo’s Seven Principles, Wang Qishan diagnosed with liver cancer, and the fake Guan Jun.
The representative from the authority will announce the condition of my passport regarding my identity in the US on media on Sept 15, next Friday 3pm. Meanwhile, I will announce in live on the decision whether I will accept the special protection solution!
Intentionally wrote ‘wrongdoing’ instead of ‘wrongly put on’, what’s the hidden agenda?
20分钟后．在文贵You Tube ．推特频道！报平安直播．没有爆料！关于鲍老痛心我与老领导见面的音频．几个问题的澄清！
In 20 minutes I will go live on my YouTube and Twitter channels! It will be an all-is-well live broadcast with no further disclosure! I will talk about several audios of Old Bao grieving over me, meeting the old leader, as well as to clarify a few issues!
The water element is responsible for our fluidity which directly influences how we move in and out of our emotions with grace. The water element is the most present 75% of what we are made of. The sea resides in us – it can be calm – it can be rough, it is always there to be settled. Cool, heavy and deeply nourishing to the minds irritations or the bodies inflammations – go to the great ocean, bring all your worries and doubts and let it wash your own.
Sohini Live Well 2017
This post is on the heals of Douglas Truesdale from yesterday. The red cross is the most profitable non profit in the world!!! Wrap your head around that. As people in Houston were desperate and asking for bottled water and basic sanitary items the Red Cross was publishing information telling people not to donate those items and that the best way to help was to donate money to them. There is a reason. The Red Cross can not take a percentage off the top (called operating costs) of a tangible item they can only take that off the top of money. My issue with this is that as the Red Cross releases report after report and scare tactics about what to donate; it actually prevents people from donating the desperately needed items because they are so confused. People inherently don’t want to be part of a problem they want to be part of a solution. The good thing is with Social Media today you can find actual organizations and actual people on the front lines helping. You can donate money directly to those people and you can donate the goods that THOSE PEOPLE directly on the front lines are asking for…..
Good Morning FB!!! Darlene is BACK!!!
Are we content with ourselves? We are never satisfied. There is no end.
When we accept and love ourselves and live with a grateful attitude there is nothing that can stop us.
Ancient wisdom from many different cultures all converge on this life truth that is so difficult for us to accept.
Our happiness comes from within. It is not derived by any THING or PERSON.
Before we can truly love, we need to love ourselves. Love that person that you are today.
Seize the day!
Maybe my rants about Asian women marrying other races is taken as discouragement from interracial dating.
You can date interracially if you wish. I have no desire to stop you. I will judge you. And possibly Make fun of you to my friends. Maybe a little to your face if I think your relationship is abusive or I’ll-fit.
I do agree that Asian women with White men tend to be more attractive. At the same time, I also think they are less intelligent. Smart Asian women are with Asian men. Not because they purposely went after an Asian man. Rather, because he’s the only one who mentally challenges her.
I think it’s crazy how some men think Asian women like them just because of their penis size.
No, women don’t marry and have babies with a man just because of his large penis size. You have to have more to offer than a penis for that to happen.
Anyways, all orgasms happen with the clitoris. An area that is not in contact with the vagina. A woman is much more likely to orgasm from clitoral stimulation than any vaginal stimulation. Vaginal stimulation does feel good but it rarely leads to an orgasm.
Just turned into a national hospital tip line.
SubmittedPHOENIX AREA BARIATRIC SURGERY ALERT-Arizona Medical Board Failure ———- The OR Director at Phoenix St. Luke’s Hospital has ordered that there be no talk about cases in the aftermath of a coverup where a surgeon (H. Juarez) who has already had problems left objects in patients accidentally, necessitating going back to the OR with THREE separate patients to remove everything from the tip of a stapler, a large section of stomach that had been stapled off and resected laparoscopically and something called a surgical ‘fish.’ This coverup now involves multiple doctors and administrators and was the talk of the OR for months beginning end Jan 2017 and ending during April 2017. (If these events had been properly reported a major investigation by the accreditation agency would have been triggered.) This talk has been shut down with investigators poking around. (Even the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the hospital was informed and kept quiet … the Arizona Medical Board didn’t ask him questions.) This case has been on the desk of the Executive Director of the Arizona Medical Board Patricia McSorley, and has been brought to the attention of AZ State Sen. Nancy Barto, AZ Ombudsman Dennis Wells, AZ Auditor General Debbie Davenport and the CEO of the hospital group (St Luke’s Phoenix and Tempe, Jim Flinn). They have not done their jobs and the surgeon is still operating. Names have been provided now for specific staff at St Luke’s. Basically, the AMB requires that the complainant do the work to get the investigation done right. I am trained in (Harvard) and practice legal, investigative psychiatry. The Arizona Medical Board is conducting a negligent, amateurish investigation. A chart review won’t do it. The public is at risk. There is also problem with, it just so happens, another group of bariatric surgeons that the Board is timidly and insufficiently examining. It is complex. They have set up almost 20 LLC’s to obfuscate. It’s a pattern. The public is at extreme risk in this case as well. One of the biggest cases of systematic fraud and deception and unnecessary surgeries I have ever seen. The Executive Director (McSorley) has been aware of this for MONTHS, and rejected the case once because of a demand for patient names. Several surgeons are in this ring. There is a fundamental problem with the Arizona Medical Board’s ability to handle complex cases especially when there is any coordinated coverup by a hospital. It seems like the Board investigators don’t want big cases that involve entities with plentiful resources to fight back. I was told as much by one of their (now suddenly departed) investigators. It’s like a homicide detective taking the word of the crazy stalking boyfriend without any background check on the alibi. Silly to call what I’ve witnessed an investigation. More like a brief perusal. IASIS is the hospital chain that the CEO Flinn works for. They own St Luke’s Phoenix and St Luke’s Tempe. BOTH of these bariatric groups contribute substantial income to the IASIS bottom line.
Ken Alltucker, Phil Boas, Brahm Resnik
“While the report recommends tightened oversight of prescribing, Borowsky said it’s important to realize that many patients function well on opioids. The key is to find the right mix of responsible prescribing while ensuring people get proper help.
“Because the medical community has caused the problem, along with pharmaceutical companies, the pendulum has swung the other way,” Borowsky said. “There are patients out there who qualify for opiates and are doing well. There’s a place for it.”” –Pain Medicine Specialist Stephen Borowsky
Scientific American: “Both the FDA and the CDC have recently taken steps to address an epidemic of opioid overdose and addiction, which is now killing some 29,000 Americans each year. But these regulatory efforts will fail unless we acknowledge that the problem is actually driven by illicit—not medical—drug use.
You’ve probably read that 80 percent of heroin users started with prescription medications—and you may have seen billboards that compare giving pain medication to children to giving them heroin. You have probably also heard and seen media stories of people with addiction who blame their problem on medical use.
But the simple reality is this: According to the large, annually repeated and representative National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 75 percent of all opioid misuse starts with people using medication that wasn’t prescribed for them—obtained from a friend, family member or dealer.
And 90 percent of all addictions—no matter what the drug—start in the adolescent and young adult years. Typically, young people who misuse prescription opioids are heavy users of alcohol and other drugs. This type of drug use, not medical treatment with opioids, is by far the greatest risk factor for opioid addiction, according to a study by Richard Miech of the University of Michigan and his colleagues. For this research, the authors analyzed data from the nationally representative Monitoring the Future survey, which includes thousands of students.
While medical use of opioids among students who were strongly opposed to alcohol and other drugs did raise later risk for misuse, the overall risk for this group remained small and their actual misuse occurred less than five times a year. In other words, it wasn’t actually addiction. Given that these teens had generally rejected experimenting with drugs, an increased risk of misuse associated with medical care makes sense since they’d otherwise have no source of exposure.
But for the majority of students, who weren’t morally opposed to recreational chemicals, medical use made no difference. Here, heavy recreational drug use was what mattered, and that was probably a sign that this group was was at highest risk of addiction in the first place.
In general, new addictions are uncommon among people who take opioids for pain in general. A Cochrane review of opioid prescribing for chronic pain found that less than one percent of those who were well-screened for drug problems developed new addictions during pain care; a less rigorous, but more recent review put the rate of addiction among people taking opioids for chronic pain at 8-12 percent.
Moreover, a study of nearly 136,000 opioid overdose victims treated in the emergency room in 2010, which was published in JAMA Internal Medicine in 2014 found that just 13 percent had a chronic pain condition.
All of this this means that steps to limit prescribing opioids for chronic pain run a great risk of harming pain patients without doing much to stop addiction. The vast majority of people who are prescribed opioids use them responsibly—recent research on roughly one million insurance claims for opioid prescriptions showed that just less than five percent of patients misused the drugs by getting prescriptions for them from multiple doctors.
If we want to reduce opioid addiction, we have to target the real risk factors for it: child trauma, mental illness and unemployment. Two thirds of people with opioid addictions have had at least one severely traumatic childhood experience, and the greater your exposure to different types of trauma, the higher the risk becomes. We need to help abused, neglected and otherwise traumatized children before they turn to drugs for self-medicatation when they hit their teens.
Further, at least half of people with opioid addictions also have a mental illness or personality disorder. The precursors to these problems are often evident in childhood, too. For example, children who are extremely impulsive are at high risk—but on the opposite end of the scale, so, too are children who are highly cautious and anxious. To reach these kids, we don’t need to label them, but we do need to provide tools that are tailored to their specific issues to prevent them from using drugs to manage those issues.
My father used to say this to me “bad health is a function of an unhealthy spirit or mind.” He still holds this strong belief that every sickness can be traced to some fault in the mind. I also believe it because now I hardly fall ill when I am truly aligned with my purpose, at peace with people and love is intact.
Your mind is a major asset, it is the chord that links your spirit with your body – my own science.
Is it possible to always be healthy in spirit? What about heartbreak? What about anger? What about those friends that stab you in the back? Those things that make you cry in your sleep. The world we are born into constantly dishes you a plateful of trouble, from when you step out of bed in the morning till when you cover yourself up to sleep.
So there is a continuous decay and deterioration happening to your body but your spirit struggles to pump strength back through your mind.
Why then should you guard you mind? Why should you feed the mind? Because it is the eye of your spirit, it is the bridge that gives your spirit a chance to keep your body alive.
If your mind is filled with anger and fear or shame and pain, it becomes like the eye with a cataract. Your body begins to fail and you see yourself reacting wrong to every situation, you lose control of who you are, depression creeps in and your body also takes on illness without a will to fight.
A broken mind is the agent of death. Eventually we die but don’t die while you live. Make a conscious decision to cultivate a healthy mind and you will begin to experience health and wellness.
Honestly vengeance is sweet. But do you know how much energy you spend waiting for that person to call so you can cut their call? Or how much sleepless night you give yourself wondering if they are also broke and hungry so that “50:50 no cheating” or do you think of how you sound when you ask God to bless you so you can have a secretary that will not let them enter your office until they book appointment?
Its not a secret why God is not answering your prayer, you want him to answer so you can be an hindrance to another person’s prayer.
Hurting too is a sweet feeling, it makes you aware that someone owes you. Even if there is a magic potion for repairing broken hearts, some people will still want to remember the name of that their first love, his phone number, the date of birth, the address of the restaurant he used to break up with you and his father’s middle name just in case you visit IFA.
Its not village forces chasing you in your dream; giving you insomnia, it is your own hand that is opening the door for sickness and pain. Stop wasting economic resources in prayer houses, holy spirit is not a civil servant.
PS. I don’t know the meaning of that last line too.