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PHOTO: The Boardwalk Empire: Atlantic City, NJ during the prohibition. In ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Nucky is also seen to be closely associated with Charles ‘Lucy’ Luciano. Above (fourth from l.) the mobster is seen in 1930 alongside Ed Diamond, brother of Jack, Jack “Legs” Diamond, New York racketeer leader, Fatty Walsh. With Nucky hosting, Luciano and fellow crime bosses met in Atlantic City in 1929 to discuss organizing the underworld into a ‘National Crime Syndicate.’ The Atlantic City Conference of 1929 is considered one of the earliest ‘crime summits’ held in the United States

The mafia, which translates to “brave men” lived by a secret code known as Omerta. The code of omerta means that an honorable man does not talk. That a “real man” does not run to the law. A real man does not talk about his confederates. He handles his own problems. It was an inviolable code adhered to within the mob and it was an oath taken not to reveal any information under any circumstances. It implied that membership to the mob came above and beyond your wife and children and everything else in your life until death.

“You know…


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For some women, it's taboo to talk about their sexual experiences. Some women are conditioned to be modest, refined, and to “not offend.” At least, this is how many people in the world would rather experience the female gender. We are taught to not openly discuss our sexual experiences or sexual relationships and if we do openly talk about our sexual experiences this often get women labeled as either “whores” or “lacking class,” and despite the strides that have been made regarding gender issues, many women are still confined to domestic servitude in their gender role whether we care to…


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This paper attempts to explain the phenomenon known as the Targeted Individual (TIs) through a historical, sociological, psychological and philosophical lens.

To begin, I originally thought gang stalking and electronic targeted assaults, and psychotronic torture were tied to the perpetrator’s possession of strong essentialist’s beliefs in a “common culture”. For it to be classified as a phenomenon that displays a characteristic possession of strong essentialist’s beliefs, the person would have to believe in upholding the principles that adhere to teaching practical skills and knowledge to young children, shaping self-discipline, and responsibility within a mainstream “common culture.” But the very act…


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The 18th-century painting by Henry Fuseli, “The Nightmare” (1781) Romanticism

The prescription that we should sleep upon problems is well known. Although the conscious ego is inactive while we sleep, some part of the mind continues working on the problems that beset it during the day, so that when we awake the solutions may be already in place.

We can sometimes obtain a demonstration of the problem-solving power of the dreaming mind if we visualize an unsolved anagram or mathematical puzzle while drifting to sleep. Instructing the mind to work on the puzzle, just before sleep descends, can often stimulate a dream solution.

At this point, it is interesting to…


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The art of Gabriel von Max, “The Anatomist,” Realism (1869)

“You see, gentlemen, reason is an excellent thing, there’s no disputing that, but reason is nothing but reason and satisfies only the rational side of man’s nature, while will is a manifestation of the whole life, that is, of the whole human life including reason and impulse.” ~Fyodor Dostoevsky, Notes from Underground

The closest we come to “the Real” is in our neonatal experience following birth at a time before language. In our neonatal experience, we do not understand word meanings. Words are not yet understood because our capacity to express and understand language has not been formed yet. The…


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This post was originally published on February 21, 2021 over WordPress.com: https://proclivitiesprinciplewisdom.wordpress.com/2021/02/21/the-darkling-thrush-by-thomas-hardy/

According to Edwin Arlington Robinson, “poetry is a language that tells, through a more or less emotional reaction, something that cannot be said.” Evaluating poems can be, among other things, a way to learn something about yourself, for what you like in poetry says a lot about where your values lie.

The following poem particularly appealed to me for a few different reasons. For one, it carefully details, in poetic verse, the harshness of wintery cold’s abandon and its invisible grip on the living, forcing all observing its…


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In terms of penis dimensions and sperm velocity within the field of zoology, specifically within bat populations, researchers established a link between two physical attributes pertaining to male bat genitalia. They were penis size and sperm velocity. Researchers found, that in male bats, penis head width correlated with sperm velocity which prompted the researchers to suggest that penis shape might act as a marker of male fertility. Of course, these are animals who literally have to “screw on the fly” and so there may be genetic advantages when it comes to sperm velocity and penis length in terms of “wrangling”…


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“The psychobiological basis of the experience of intimacy starts with ‘utmost experience of inhabiting and sharing another body’ (Eizirik, 2016), which suffuses all of life, making “the human being an animal that depends on a partner.” (1)

In the 1980 book by Julia Kristeva, Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection (abject as in the act of casting away or down; the act of humbling or abasing; abasement), she draws on the theories of Sigmund Freud and Jacques Lacan to examine horror, marginalization, castration, the phallic signifier, the “I/Not I” dichotomy, the Oedipal complex, exile, and other concepts appropriate to…


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“The domestic violence field faces a similar predicament when it tries to account for how battered women behave without identifying their “cage” …. the cage remains invisible as long as we omit the strategic intelligence that complements these acts with structural constraints and organizes them into the patterns of oppression that give them political meaning.” (1) pg. 198

I would like to open my discussion today about the coercive control of men over female bodies. But this is not just about women, although it is men who primarily victimize women, this is about clandestine technological victimization of people through implants…


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Image: Dart that made a “bullseye” hit and a dartboard is a favorite game played by many.

The most intense electronic targeting began after I was involved in a hit and run accident while driving under the influence of alcohol and opiates. This event may have rendered me a target (a test subject) by researchers at the hospital I was sent to. A local hospital is known for its advances in treating brain trauma, and the trauma of war can cause brain damage in the form of mental illnesses like PTSD. Are these rogue attacks the result of state interest surrounding in “curing” me of my “disease?” The proclivity of the human race, especially in a police…

Karen Barna

Mother, Daughter, Student, Graduate, Lover of Books, Reader of Philosophy, Interested in Psychoanalysis, Criminology, Sexual Deviance, Social Justice&Law

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