Highly detailed map of Denmark, 1862

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hitchens67:

Amazing human achievement! Proof that action trumps the supernatural and that the human being is capable of so much more that clasping hands in useless supplication to myth!

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via Highly detailed map of Denmark, 1862 This map was… – Maps on the Web.

This map was first published in 1862 and was the first official topographical map of Denmark for civilian use.

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This resolution is the highest that is available for free. The actual map is much more detailed and shows individual farms and buildings as well as height curves, vegetation and whatnot. Like this: http://i.imgur.com/Eu0WfHQ.jpg

A very interesting article about the history of mapmaking in Denmark here:http://www.codex99.com/cartography/6.html

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Disturbing human bondage statistics!

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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
The Global Slavery Index 2014 report finds that globally, almost 36 million people are subject to modern slavery
India is home to the largest number of enslaved, with over 14 million people living in bondage
Mauritania has the highest percentage, with 4% of the population enslaved
Iceland and Luxembourg have the lowest number, both in prevalence and in absolute numbers

(CNN) — The second annual edition of the Walk Free Foundation’s Global Slavery Index has found that globally, almost 36 million people are subject to modern slavery.
While incidences of slavery were found in every one of the 167 countries surveyed, five countries — India, China, Pakistan, Uzbekistan and Russia — accounted for nearly 22 million people (61%) suffering in bondage. The worst offender, India, accounted for an estimated 14.29 million people.
Human slavery, the report states, is defined as “human trafficking, forced labor, debt bondage, forced or servile marriage, or commercial sexual exploitation.”
Surge in cases
The report found an increase of 20% on the foundation’s findings a year ago, although it attributed the rise to more sophisticated data collection and analysis.
Former slaves find simple sanctuary in Pakistan ‘Haitian Idol’ aims to stop child slavery
“There is an assumption that slavery is an issue from a bygone era. Or that it only exists in countries ravaged by war and poverty,” Andrew Forrest, Chairman and Founder of the Walk Free Foundation, said in a statement.
“The first step in eradicating slavery is to measure it. And with that critical information, we must all come together — governments, businesses and civil society — to finally bring an end to the most severe form of exploitation.”
Highest percentages
While some of the world’s most populous nations were home to the bulk of the incidences of modern slavery, other countries had higher percentages of their populations enslaved.
The West African nation of Mauritania, the report found, had the highest prevalence, with an estimated 4% of its population in bondage. Other offenders include Uzbekistan (3.97%), Haiti (2.3%) and Qatar (1.35%).
The Emirate, which will play host to the World Cup in 2022, has faced numerous questions concerning its labor laws and the kafala sponsorship system, which limits foreign workers’ rights of movement.
“Qatar hosts significant numbers of foreign workers, and has risen in the ranking due to improved survey data, giving better insight into the high number of enslaved migrant workers in the nation,” Gina Dafalia, the foundation’s policy and research manager, told CNN. “It is ranked fourth with an estimated 1.4% of the population in modern slavery. We consider this to be a conservative estimate.”
There is an assumption that slavery is an issue from a bygone era. Or that it only exists in countries ravaged by war and poverty.
Andrew Forrest, Walk Free Foundation
Qatar has promised to address criticisms and expects to make announcements concerning repeal of the kafala system in early 2015.
Refugees most vulnerable to slavery
Kevin Bales, lead author of the report, told CNN’s Kristie Lu Stout that vulnerability is a key factor in the prevalence of slavery in a country, and that refugees are particularly susceptible to modern enslavement.
“It’s not a surprise that many of the countries where we see large proportions of the population in slavery are also those countries that are beset by conflict, like Syria, and by other economic and environmental problems,” he said.
The International Labor Organization (ILO) estimates that forced labor generates more than $150 billion in illicit profits every year, making it the second largest source of profits for international organized crimes behind the drugs trade.
Bright spots
Iceland and Luxembourg, the report finds, have fewer than 100 people each living in slavery, the lowest number both in prevalence and in absolute numbers.
While it acknowledges the efforts made by some countries, such as the Netherlands, Sweden, the U.S. and Australia to tackle the global issue, the report also reprimands some rich countries for not doing more.
Hong Kong, Singapore and Brunei, along with Qatar and Kuwait are singled out for mention.
The Walk Free Foundation, a global human rights organization with a mission to end modern slavery in a generation, was founded by Australian philanthropists, Andrew and Nicola Forrest.

-I know that I have excoriated people in the recent past for being greedy selfish sheeple assisting in the sale of our country to the highest bidder, but my efforts to save children will continue to become more complex. I hold adults responsible for their actions but also must realize that if 90% of them are sheep, then personal responsibility actually IS not the best course of thought in which to follow. Those of us who pride ourselves on not following the latest fads or for thinking outside of the box actually have a greater level of responsibility to our fellow humans to protect them from themselves, and if that takes exerting more control over them for their own good than so be it.

Too many people are having children that they cannot support due to their own stupidity in following their most base animal urges. These children are brought into a world that is very unforgiving and that is filled with evil people who don’t hesitate to exploit them. All children deserve a chance and until we can force people to use birth control, we need to protect the children that are already here. My children come home from school every night into a bed that I have worked my ass off to provide for them, many kids never return home from the days of slave labor that they are forced into. As long as there are little ones who do not return home, I will continue to write, donate, pontificate, march and dig my hands in to help these faceless innocents return from brutality. 

These kids are not a world away, they are as close as your front doorstep in many areas. I post flyers on signs to look for, I post links on this blog to guide people to resources. I am venturing deeper into this world and learning more effective ways to assist because I detest an armchair quarterback who sits on his/her lazy ass and tells everyone else how the world should run but never tries to make a difference. Please pay attention, and please realize that the problem only gets worse with population increase. I mention this because if we don’t start examining the bigger picture the problems of this planet will never be solved. Most of our problems are created by too many rats in the maze and a bunch of bigger rats hoarding resources. If we fail to control our populations than the governments will surely damage personal freedoms a lot more than anyone can imagine. So please, help those in bondage out there now but think of the things that actually lend to these problems. 

 

 

R.I.P one of many aid workers and not the last to die.

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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
Kassig is the fifth Western hostage ISIS apparently beheaded
He converted to Islam during his captivity and also went by the name Adbul Rahman Kassig
He was a former U.S. soldier who became a medical worker
He wanted to help the victims of war and was captured in Syria a year ago

(CNN) — American aid worker and former soldier Peter Kassig was beheaded by ISIS terrorists, the White House confirmed Sunday, hours after a video claiming to show the victim surfaced online.
ISIS held Kassig as a hostage and in previous communications had threatened his life.
The video shows the aftermath of a beheading in which the victim is not clearly recognizable.
President Barack Obama confirmed the 26-year-old’s beheading, saying Kassig “was taken from us in an act of pure evil by a terrorist group that the world rightly associates with inhumanity.”
Kassig, who converted to Islam in captivity, also went by the name Abdul-Rahman Kassig.
Kassig: ‘Able to share a bit of hope’ Obama: Beheading was ‘act of pure evil’ How is this ISIS video different? ISIS reportedly beheads Peter Kassig
He first traveled to the Middle East as a U.S. soldier and returned as a medical worker, feeling compelled to help victims of war.
He did aid work in Syria, where he was captured. He was held hostage for over a year.
“We are heartbroken to learn that our son, Abdul-Rahman Peter Kassig, has lost his life as a result of his love for the Syrian people and his desire to ease their suffering,” Kassig’s parents, Ed and Paula, said in a statement.
The parents released a previously unpublished audio recording of their son, recorded by a journalist before Kassig was taken captive.
“You know we would have a chance here to make up for a lot wrong that we did in this part of the world if we stepped in, in the right way,” Peter Kassig says in the recording. “If we just as a country did what other people helped me to do in that hospital. How much did I impact the political situation inside Syria? None. How much did I impact the political situation back home? None. But what I did do is that over period of time in that hospital I was able to share a little bit of hope and comfort with some people.”
The Kassig family expressed heartbreak over the beheadings of the other Westerners who came before their son, and asked for prayers for the safe return of other captives.
“While ISIL revels in the slaughter of innocents, including Muslims, and is bent only on sowing death and destruction, Abdul-Rahman was a humanitarian who worked to save the lives of Syrians injured and dispossessed by the Syrian conflict,” Obama said.
ISIL is another term for the group ISIS, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, which calls itself simply the Islamic State.
The video
A familiar figure appeared in Sunday’s beheading video, dressed in all black and speaking with what sounds like an English accent.
A man fitting the same description appeared in previous videos of the apparent beheadings of other Westerners.
But this recording is different from previously released ones. It is longer, almost 16 minutes, and does not include a statement by the victim, as previous ones had.
And it is utterly brutal, showing in graphic detail the beheadings of other men, whom militants claim are pilots for the Syrian government.
The narration spends much time on ISIS’ history and the figure taunts Obama, saying he will have to return troops to Iraq in greater numbers than before.
And for the first time in such a video, the speaker names the place where he is standing with the victim — in the town of Dabiq in Aleppo province, Syria.
The fifth Westerner
Kassig is the fifth Westerner whom ISIS claims to have beheaded via video messages.
The first was U.S. journalist James Foley. A video of his killing was posted online in mid-August, just over a week after Obama approved “targeted airstrikes” against ISIS.
In early September, ISIS released a video showing the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff. Sotloff’s apparent killer spoke in what sounded like the same British accent as the man who purportedly killed Foley.
Less than two weeks later, ISIS announced in a video the apparent killing of British aid worker David Haines.
And on October 3, ISIS released a video showing the apparent beheading of hostage Alan Henning.
Secretary of State John Kerry praised Kassig’s compassion and reiterated the goal of defeating ISIS.
“This was a young man who traveled to one of the world’s most dangerous places to care for the innocent victims of a bloody conflict, and fearlessly dedicated himself to helping those in need,” Kerry said. “There can be no greater contrast than that between Abdul-Rahman’s generosity of spirit and the pernicious evil of ISIL.”
Plea for mercy
Kassig’s life was threatened on the video that showed Henning’s killing.
A week after its release, Kassig’s family released a YouTube video of their own, asking his captors to show mercy and free him.
Kassig’s mother, Paula, addressed her son in the video. “We are so very proud of you and the work you have done to bring humanitarian aid to the Syrian people,” she said.
The couple noted they were releasing the video on the day of Islam’s Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, when Muslims slaughter lambs, goats, sheep and cattle and distribute the meat to the poor and their families.
A native of Indiana, Peter Kassig founded Special Emergency Response and Assistance, a nongovernmental organization aiding Syrians fleeing the civil war there.
From 2012, he delivered food and medical supplies within and outside Syria and provided trauma care and training, his family said.
Soldier, helper, captive
Kassig’s journey began when he joined the U.S. Army Rangers in 2006 and deployed to Iraq in 2007. He was honorably discharged for medical reasons after a brief tour and returned to the United States to study political science and train for 1,500-meter races. But something wasn’t right.
“I was going to school with kids who look the same, were the same age as me, but we weren’t the same,” he said in an interview with CNN in 2012. “I wanted more of a challenge, a sense of purpose.”
In 2010, Kassig took time off and began his certification as an emergency medical technician.
In the two years that followed, he fell in love, got married and quickly divorced. Devastated and heartbroken, he went back to school, but he couldn’t shake his depression.
“I needed a game changer,” he said.
He eventually traveled to Lebanon and founded SERA to deliver food and medical supplies to swelling refugee camps.
On October 1, 2013, he was “detained” on his way to Deir Ezzor in eastern Syria, his family said.
“Peter really believed that an individual can make a difference in the world through their love and compassion and intelligence,” said Margaret Brabant, Kassig’s college adviser and a professor at Butler Univeristy in Indianapolis. “… That is the message that I think Peter would want me to convey.”

-I do not believe what my government and other U.S agencies say regarding the quagmire that they have created in the Middle East, I just know that it has been done for the personal gain of the oligarchy and does not benefit the worker in the trenches. The primitives of those nations have mobilized against the poor hapless idiots stupid enough to sign their names on the line to defend elitism and will continue to behead the victims of the rich. Islam is not a religion of peace, as we forward-thinkers know, and has been stirred to action due to the greed of modern nations. Had we stayed out of these cesspools, the inhabitants would still be battling among themselves. Had we turned quickly to green energy and disarmed the oligarchs, there would be no oil sheiks today, they would have melted back into the desert to practice their atrocities on each other.

Religion poisons EVERYTHING and needs to be swept away for good. Unfortunately, I believe that our flawed greedy race will take itself out sooner than any dirty bomb or plague. The poor bastard above who put himself at risk to accomplish nothing in a complete toilet of a nation gets my pat on the back for being a great but misguided fellow. One can pontificate forever about the humanitarian aspect of what this guy did, but they can’t deny that many of these people have ended up in shallow graves without their goddamned heads. Consciously wading into these shitholes actually does no good at all and usually results in getting tortured an killed with all of your efforts being wiped away by your enemy. Aid workers build schools and Muslims blow them up which equates to pounding sand in a rathole. This poor bastard even converted to his captors’ ancient mythological poison and still got fucked in the process and there is still now one less aid worker alive to care for those who will go back and get killed anyway. 

I can get behind causes, but I sure as Hell won’t commit suicide to do so.

 

Armchair Quarterbacks, or assholes with big mouths.

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In the spirit of Tim Minchin’s ‘Fuck the Motherfucker’ I would like to second that sentiment in saying fuck the motherfucker that talks a big talk and doesn’t walk the walk. Fuck you because you are a cowardly nit-picking asshole who has settled into being an old fucking intolerant bastard who can’t let people do things their way because it actually causes you physical pain NOT to be a nit-picking little bitch and criticize other people’s way of doing shit! You are the asshole that has no friends and sits in front of the TV for 12 hours a day pontificating about shit that you see on the magic box because you lack the vision to formulate your own thoughts independently from that of popular media.

You are a flavorless vacuum-headed follower that believes that because you listen to Free-Speech TV that you are all of a sudden relevant to the world stage of politics, well, you are just an arm chair quarterback still too scared to actually participate in real life and let your voice be heard. You would rather bullshit and pontificate about things than actually do something about it because that would prove that you are actually NOT a coward who has done nothing in life but shoot off his fucking mouth! Oh, but this is actually the truth! You are nothing but an ineffectual mouthpiece who cannot shut your goddamned piehole long enough to listen to those who are actually important in this life and have actually sacrificed something for others, unlike yourself, who exercised cowardice in everything that you have done!

As you can see, this post is a rant against someone who I am pressured to keep quiet about due to the idiotic constraints of etiquette. I am forced, by family bond, to allow this idiot a platform with which to spew his lack of knowledge. I will use this opportunity to up the drama factor of my blog while being forced to endure this complete idiot asshole, self-serving prick of a person who has done absolutely everything to make himself the failure in life that he is today. Alcohol, drugs, gambling, mommy-daddy issues, running out on his family, physical and emotional abuse to them, low self-esteem. This person used to be able to use his imposing stature to bully those smaller than himself, and now that he can no longer do this, he uses intolerance and anger to intimidate. He used to be the racist Republican before he fell from grace, but now that he let his business be destroyed he is now a far left Democrat who blames the Republicans for the fact that he could barely use E-Mail and any other technology that would have helped his business survive.

These people have been some of the glowing examples of why I am an atheist because when this man was earning money, he was a theist, but when things didn’t go his way then he all of a sudden didn’t believe in god. I believe in second chances, but I also believe that the desperate tend to turn to god because of their weak nature and inability to control their own addiction. I, myself, can identify as an alcoholic because I am a micro brew enthusiast, which equates to a person who loves to drink too goddammed much beer. The micro-brew movement is, very soon, going to find many of it’s followers in rehab or in self-imposed cutbacks after it is revealed that we are no better than the binge drinkers described in the journals of psychiatry.

I can control my addiction, that is what differentiates me from the others. We go about our lives drinking but not beating our spouses and fucking off on our jobs unlike those who use excuses to run every aspect of their lives. I hold them responsible for their actions and don’t cut slack for the shit that they have caused because that would throw personal responsibility out the window. I hold bad addicts responsible for their actions and laud them for recovery, but say fuck them if they try to say that the shit that they did was someone else’s fault. Some of these addictions, I believe, are Mother Nature’s effort to trim the species and so are virulent diseases. We were not meant to have 7 billion people on the Earth, let alone the 14 billion that is to come, and we need to stop considering it altruistic to save everyone on the face of the Earth. This is just fucking ludicrous. Bad shit happens and many will deal with it through vices. Some will fall and will die from them, this is life goddammit!

I have zero tolerance of broken people who try to exert their relevance by putting their fucking feet in their mouths, fuck them! I will continue to Captain Kirk it by changing the rules to favor my own decisions. I will continue to champion the causes of children because they are not responsible for the retards who arbitrarily bring them into a world like this one. I will continue to pass out flyers in an effort to bring human slaves home and to prevent this travesty from happening, but I truly believe that if someone or someones burst into these places of slavery and slaughtered the pieces of shit responsible, then the world would be a better place. Fuck these assholes who sit in their chairs spouting shit about what should be, if you are not a person of action then fuck you in your fucking stupid ass, you fucking fuck!!

Polar Vortex Power Outage? 5 Ways to Stay Warm When the Grid Goes Down

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Originally posted on TheSurvivalPlaceBlog:

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By Joshua Krause – The Daily Sheeple 

Last week, esteemed physicist Michio Kaku made a rather dire and unexpected announcement on CBS. A massive cold front is moving down the continental United States, that is being caused by Superstorm Nuri. As the storm combines with the jetstream, it’s going to create a drop in air pressure all over the United States. This will in turn, cause heavy rains in the Northeast and relentless blizzards throughout the midwest. Temperatures are expected to reach as low as -30 degrees in some parts of the country, and the effects might be felt as far south as Florida.

He expects this storm to peak this week, but it will continue to wreak havoc for the rest of this month, and possibly through December. While the United States faces disruptive weather every year, this one is going to be a doozy. He is predicting…

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