North Amexica

Where does North America begin?

There are common misconceptions about countries south of the USA.  for example always the same discussions about Mexico not being North America. Such a judgement might be coming from ignorance, but it is nevertheless interesting that this is a common interpretation.

Common Misconceptions – The position of Mexico

Many people don’t think that Mexico is part of North America. They think that it is instead a part of Central or South America. However, Mexico is “officially” or scholarly widely considered to be a part of North America. Have a look at this picture [above] which I extracted from a discussion on /r/mexico on reddit.com.

You can see what I want to refer to as argumentum ad aequatorem (following the style of some genetic fallacies). It basically states that Mexico has to be North America, since it lies north of the equator. Using the same assertions no less than 12 (!) other countries can claim to be a part of North America. From North to South: Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Vuvuzela Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname and French Guyana. Continue reading

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Shut Up or Shut Down

Blue Devil PillShut up. There is going to be war regardless. Shut down. This is what you get when the puppets do not stick to shutting up and working harder. Instead they still find the time to criticize the government on its planned war in Syria and Iran.  On September 11th there was the general warning. Did we listen? We tried to, but we did not have the right key to unlock the message.

Instead of shutting up, the protests against the war in Syria grew louder. Protesters were listening without the ears to hear, watching without the eyes to see. Deaf and blind, they were ready for punishment. For punishment is still the name of the game. Thou protesteth too much? Let us see how much protesting thou willeth be able to do on an empty stomach. Continue reading

While You Are At Work, They Take Care of Your Children

Where Are the Parents - JonikNo Child Left Unmedicated
By Phyllis Schlafly (2004)

A plan to subject all children to mental health screening is underway, and the pharmaceutical firms are gearing up for bigger sales of psychotropic drugs. Like most liberal, big-spending ideas, this one was slipped into the law under cover of soft semantics.

Its genesis was the New Freedom Commission on Mental Health (NFCMH), created by President George W. Bush in 2002. The [Commission] recommends “routine and comprehensive” testing and mental health screening for every child in America, including preschoolers. The [Commission] proposes utilizing electronic medical records for mental health interrogation of both children and adults, to search for mental illnesses in school and during routine physical exams. Continue reading