Refugees or Tyrants?

With the current terror acts in Europe, from Paris to Brussels, fear and terror flows through the minds of people with no one knowing where the next attack would be and surely not depending on orthodox security anymore as they have seen that even an airport has fallen victim.

The question lacking a clear answer and solution is who are actually behind all these acts? Most shallow minded point their crooked fingers directly to the refugees, who to some criteria are actually potential of such but how ignorant can one be to point to the minority just because their already mechanized and frozen minds tell them so?

There have, are and always would be fascistic remnants for at least a hundred years to come as fanatics tend to roll the dirtball down the stairs of their generations.

These groups, about which the European press speaks little about, always wait for their chance to strike at their enemies [practically everyone] like your dog waiting at the edge of the dining table for that piece of chicken. My thoughts are merely logical assumptions that differ as they have been confirmed by facts others call coincidences. There’s no such thing.

The Nazis. A topic I try to stay away from because of its ability to be so cliche but have you ever thought that it has become such a taboo in Europe to even talk about them simply because the dog needs less people telling it not to steal the chicken and devour it?

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The refugees are definitely a sad case and everyone, no matter on what political stand can admit to having at least some sympathy for them. Except them.

When the crisis began in 2015, these swastika followers smelt an enormous chicken moving in. Their tails wiggled just enough for them to have been caught in some minor events here and there dressed as a supposed refugee and performing the highest sorts of vandalism and violence. Trying to give the refugees a bad name and reputation, they sure did [at least for those who simply read a headline and magically appear with a fully eccentric opinion on the situation]

Not serving the purpose on informing readers but both myself and them, This serves as a poll. It would be highly appreciated if you express your opinion in the comments!

Tigran

Is your Music Taste Self Born?

It’s one of the few things every culture on this huge planet share. You would probably never meet someone who doesn’t listen to any kind of music at all,  and whoever says it doesn’t preexist without man should open their ears!

Listen to the waves crash on the shores, wind rushing through the leaves on trees and even that static that our earth produces. These can surely never be mistaken for noise as these very sounds, are music.

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Music taste is indeed developed, but not exactly how you thought it is.

Imagine you kept everything from your adolescence including that Salt n Peppa Hairdo, that silly nickname you were called and that sleeved polo you would wear everyday. Fortunately you didn’t. The only thing you did carry along with you is your taste in music!

You are probably already aware that there are things that are much easier to learn as a kid than as an adult (like, say, a foreign language). There is a point when your brain gets a little more set in its ways. But when your brain is new and still developing, it’s constantly creating new and different neural pathways to perform all the mental tasks that will be required of it throughout your life. So your parents’ musical preferences, whatever is on the radio, the rinky-dinky songs your preschool teacher taught you — anything is fair game to form the foundation that will be your musical taste. And your brain pays attention, developing neural pathways to recognize the music of your culture. At age 10, you start to bonk out the music that doesn’t fit in with your recognizable scheme of “good” music. At age 12, you begin to use those newly formed tastes to figure out your place in the world (“You will know us by our SPIN DOCTORS T-shirts!”). By 14, for the most part, your musical preferences are a done deal.my-taste-in-music-is-perfect-and-anyone

As evidence, one music critic points to the biggest music icons of the past 50 years to bear this fact out. Both Bob Dylan and Paul McCartney were 14 when they were first exposed to Elvis, and both cited that exposure as the fuse that lit their world-changing careers. When the Beatles hit The Ed Sullivan Show, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder and Billy Joel were all age 14, presumably watching it on TV.

Of course, these could be chalked up as fun coincidences used to illustrate a point. But think back on what you were listening to when you were 14 — is it that much different from what you listen to now? Maybe a little more juvenile, maybe a little more Limp Bizkitty, but you probably haven’t done a 180 spin and completely abandoned the genre of music you loved as a teen. If you were a hip-hop fan then, there’s a good chance you still are one now.

Nobody is saying that your taste doesn’t get more diverse though, as you might sit sometimes listening to a particular piece and telling yourself ” I wouldn’t have liked this some years ago, I’m just beginning to understand this kind of music”.  The simple answer is that as our brain never gets tired of this highly addictive drug, it excites itself from new patterns that are although never too far a genre away.

 

Your brain is wired to know “sad” and “happy” notes

You don’t need lyrics to know what “sad” music sounds like — imagine what plays under a funeral scene in a movie. Likewise, you know what triumphant music sounds like, even if the song doesn’t feature Joe Esposito explicitly telling you that you’re the best around

But what if you found some natives in the jungle who’d never heard music before? Would they know the difference between the soundtracks of a happy movie scene and a sad one? Yep.

In the same way that we’re all programmed to know that babies are cute and spiders are terrible, our brains are also programmed to recognize “sad” and “happy” when it comes to music. The two main chord and scale types are referred to as major and minor. Major chords tend to sound positive and upbeat, while minor chords are spooky and sad.

 

Tigran

Research from Cracked

 

Why Nigerians Bury Their Relatives Near their homes

Upon all the contrastive traditions in the culture of this land, this is one that I have noticed so often it must have had a meaning. Regardless the tribe and ethnicity, this was so much a popular exploit I just had to dig into.

I was told that there are multiple reasons as to why locals executed burials within their marked/fenced land, sometimes right beside their doorstep.  The first was because some families couldn’t entertain a proper burial and simply built their own coffin, sometimes with the help of the town’s carpenter at sometimes low to no fee at all(There are few who exclude the use of coffins as well). Then they would gather some tiles and build a little slab above the area where they would occasionally portray the catholic cross.

On the other hand, there were more interesting explanations to this act. I was also told that in some villages only men of the family would be buried near the house so their remains would act as some sort of protection to the household and it’s members. Some would also bury members who had little or no religious interests during their life beside their homes as most rural cemeteries are run by the neighboring Church and they felt that the corpse of a non-believer does not belong in those premises causing unrest to it.

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Crossing the borders of Nigeria or Africa itself, a body comes within the definition of “clinical waste”.As soon as you mention burial outside of a cemetery, a great wave of learned opinion will strike you, coming from Uncle Bob, Government departments and everyone in between. It is opinion that has the majority of people over there earnestly believing that burial outside of consecrated ground is illegal, and opinion that makes one council actively help its residents if they want burial outside of a cemetery whilst another attempts to obstruct it.  Having their reasons of course, such as cases where people buried corpses which polluted underground water tables connecting through the city, this would never be the case in Nigeria, as it barely even has below surface systems and when yes, it would be just a single pipe running across entire urban areas.

 

Some people don’t even garnish their beloved ones graves with decorations and simple use wooden sticks and a stiff rope to demarcate a cross. These people are after looked down by others in the village community, but there are non-materialistic people overall, aren’t they?

Asking further about the depth the villagers dig when they plan to bury, I got a quite precise answer (surprisingly). No coffin shall be buried in any grave without less than 30 inches of soil between the surface of [the ground] and the upper side of the coffin, where the standard cemeteries would dig the old six feet deep ditch, but that’s because they plan to bury a second coffin on top in the distant future.

Discussing about all this burial business with a couple of kind locals by the shores of the lagos beach ( under fifty kilometers from the city ), they laughed and smiled about it thoroughly while I couldn’t help but open my eyes wider in unease and dismay every second. I could tell that they’ve been through a lot. But then again, who in these areas receives the golden spoon growing up?

 

Big thanks to the local guys who answered all my questions as I found no disclosure to this interesting act earlier on.

Tigran.

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