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Archive for April 18th, 2009

North Korea: Sanctions a declaration of war

Posted by kayms99 on April 18, 2009

78d1f254f52fcc58(CNN) — North Korea said Saturday any sanctions or pressure applied against it following its rocket launch earlier this month will be considered a “declaration of war.” 
    In an announcement on state-run television, the country said it was ready to step up efforts to develop nuclear weapons and poised for a military response to any moves against it. “The revolutionary armed forces of the DPRK are always keeping themselves fully ready to go into action any moment to mercilessly punish anyone who encroaches upon the sovereignty and dignity of the DPRK even a bit,” it said. On Monday the United Nations condemned North Korea — which refers to itself as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, or DPRK — for launching a rocket. Read the rest of this entry »


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The Importance of Dreaming

Posted by dorian on April 18, 2009

It’s dreams we miss, not sleep

We need to dream regularly as a vital release for our emotions, a leading psychologist says, like yoga for the soul.


It has become one of the most cherished neuroses of Western culture that we exist in a state of acute sleep deprivation, a dearth to which legions of casual complaints and magazine headlines testify. Nevertheless, the psychologist and sleep guru Rubin Naiman is equally disturbed by another deficit: namely, that 21st-century society is undergoing an epidemic of dreamlessness. Read the rest of this entry »

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