How I spent 32 years in prison | George Martorano | TEDxPenn
George Martorano is a self-taught prolific writer, poet, educator, and mentor. While in prison, George became a role model and a positive influence in the Federal Bureau of Prisons to impact the lives of the inmates living alongside him. He worked with what he had and what he knew and explains how he gained the strength to push forward even in the hardest times of his life.
Released in October 2015 under the Department of Justice’s Compassionate Release program, George is the longest incarcerated non-violent offender. While in prison, he taught inmates yoga, prevented the hijacking of an aircraft by inmates, started a creative writing course, authored 31 books, pioneered a prison course called Release Preparation: Starting a Business for Under $1,000, among others. He has been featured in Philly Mag and Salem News and is now sought out to be featured by the United Nations. He resides in Philadelphia and continues to write and inspire others.
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In the modern age of democracy and volunteer armies, a pretense for war is required to rally the nation around the flag and motivate the public to fight. That is why every major conflict is now accompanied by its own particular bodyguard of lies. From false flag attacks to dehumanization of the "enemy," here are all the examples you'll need to help debunk a century of war lies.
Question: “I am currently going through a divorce with my wife of two years. She was a single mom of 2 (both from different fathers) when I met her. We have a child together who is now 1 1/2 years old. The most imminent reason for the divorce is that I found out 2 months ago that she was a week into carrying another man's child. As you can probably imagine, my biggest concern now is how this is going to affect our son. I want to be able to raise him as best I can despite the fact that his mother and I will be separated. I don't have any support from immediate family and I doubt I will which is why I haven't even explained to them what's going on. I am willing to do whatever it takes and am curious to hear your input on what that might be?”
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Man Stabbed With a Sword! Extraordinary footage of Mirin Dajo being stabbed right through his body with a sword. He became famous in the 1940s for piercing his body with swords and all other kinds of objects. Apparently he did it without injury and he astounded the medics at the time. This film may make you feel queasy!
RITISH PATHÉ'S STORY
Before television, people came to movie theatres to watch the news. British Pathé was at the forefront of cinematic journalism, blending information with entertainment to popular effect. Over the course of a century, it documented everything from major armed conflicts and seismic political crises to the curious hobbies and eccentric lives of ordinary people. If it happened, British Pathé filmed it.
Now considered to be the finest newsreel archive in the world, British Pathé is a treasure trove of 85,000 films unrivalled in their historical and cultural significance.
British Pathé also represents the Reuters historical collection, which includes more than 120,000 items from the news agencies Gaumont Graphic (1910-1932), Empire News Bulletin (1926-1930), British Paramount (1931-1957), and Gaumont British (1934-1959), as well as Visnews content from 1957 to the end of 1979. All footage can be viewed on the British Pathé website. https://www.britishpathe.com/