NYC judge’s son Aaron Mostofsky sentenced for Jan. 6 Capitol riot – UPI.com

NYC judge's son Aaron Mostofsky sentenced for Jan. 6 Capitol riot

The son of a New York City judge who dressed as a caveman when he participated in the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol was sentenced Friday to eight months in prison.

Brooklyn resident Aaron Mostofsky, 35, was arrested in January 2021 and pleaded guilty a year later to a felony charge of civil disorder, and misdemeanor charges of theft of government property and entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds.

Source: NYC judge’s son Aaron Mostofsky sentenced for Jan. 6 Capitol riot – UPI.com

Amazon deforestation surges in April

  • Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon exceeded 1,000 square kilometers in April, the highest total since 2008 and roughly twice the level of April 2021, according to data released today by Brazil’s national space research institute INPE.
  • The loss — which only accounts for the first 29 days of the month — put deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon through the first four months of 2022 at 1,953 square kilometers as the region heads into the peak deforestation season.
  • Last year deforestation topped 13,000 square kilometers for the first time since 2006.
  • Scientists have warned that the Amazon may be approaching a tipping point where vast areas of rainforest transition to a woody savanna. 

Source: Amazon deforestation surges in April

French Fridays, et Adulte ?

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Chers Amis voici une autre idée pour vous :

Un nouveau rite de passage .

On a besoin d’un nouveau rite de passage dont chaque adolescent doit de son plein gré enseigner quelqu’un, de commencement, une capacité utile et importante . Elle doit être une capacité dont la personne a besoin dans le monde réele, par exemple depuis l’alphabet jusque a la posiblité de lire des livres simples, ou de calculer jusque aux tables de multiplication , ou d’écrire une simple phrase au un essai, ou de pas d’anglais jusque au l’anglais passable dans les états-Unis.

Ce projet doit exiger un investissement sérieux de temps (de préférence deux ou trois heures par jour) pour au moins un an . Ainsi le jeune peut être fier d’avoir accompli quelque chôse de dificil et peut réclamer son statut mérité d’adulte.

Un même temps, plusieurs problèmes…

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Review: Le Siècle des Chefs, and Leadership vs. Empathy & Housing…

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Le Siècle des chefs: Une histoire transnationale du commandement et de l'autoritéLe Siècle des chefs: Une histoire transnationale du commandement et de l’autorité by Yves Cohen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Cohen’s study of leadership across four key countries from the crucial turn of the Twentieth century up through the end of WWII is a must-read book for all who care about democracy. He shows how not only authoritarian regimes but democracies as respected as that of the USA have used the media and other tools to build a discourse in which leaders are a necessary and natural part of the very ‘cosmic order’ (P. 809).

As the book is long, I recommend starting with P. 564/5, then P. 446, p. 407, 402, p. 197, 154, 118, particular attention to P. 86 and 87, then to P. 78/9, and have a look at his nice Foucaultian argument at the end of P. 821 for continuous pressure for egalitarian structures. After…

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Por que falar sobre violência contra a mulher causa incômodo em alguns homens?

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Que a violência é um problema social, isso todo mundo sabe. Da mesma forma que, se tem conhecimento que o silêncio é um logradouro de violações de direito. Situações como: ameaças, humilhações, violência psicológica e física, são bastante comum em relação a comportamentos violentos.

Falar sobre violência contra a mulher, violência doméstica por exemplo, é por em xeque certezas antigas relacionadas ao machismo. Quando você coloca situações que expõe essa violência, os ataques são certeiros. Estes podem começar de forma sutil ou simplesmente fulminante. É preciso refletir o seguinte ” Falar sobre violência não é agir com violência, é debater o problema”. É sim, antes de mais nada, trazer a situação à baila e explorar os seus mecanismos.

Na maioria dos casos que envolvem violência violência contra a mulher ou mesmo a violência doméstica, nota-se que há um comportamento violento por um dos parceiros ou até por ambas as partes…

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