The Psychology of Adoption Trauma and the Primal Wound: What Does a Baby Know? | Adoption Voices Magazine


Adoption is a trauma that happens to a child. The child is torn away from her biological mother, placed in the arms of strangers and is left with questions, doubts, fears and anxiety with no way to verbalize, express, mourn or contextualize those feelings. Though the common misconception is that a child won’t remember any of it many psychologists believe, with evidence to support, that children remember their birth and the following events, including relinquishment and adoption, up to the age of three.

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‘ David Cameron Behind Closed Doors Discusses Political Fall-Out of Scottish Referendum ‘

Originally posted on Ace News Services 2014:

#AceNewsServices – LONDON – September 22 – British Prime Minister David Cameron sought Monday to limit the divisive political fallout following the Scottish referendum, gathering senior Conservatives at his official country retreat to placate anger over promises made to Scotland to keep it in the United Kingdom.

Here is a guide to the issues being discussed:

' What is the English Question '

‘ What is the English Question ‘

' What does this mean for Scotland '

‘ What does this mean for Scotland ‘

' Who loses !!!

‘ Who loses !!!

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Military-Grade Drone Can Be 3D Printed Anywhere

Originally posted on Stop Making Sense:

Jordon Golson reports for Wired:

‘We have 3-D printed keys, guns and shoes—now a research team at the University of Virginia has created a 3D printed UAV drone for the Department of Defense.

In the works for three years, the aircraft, no bigger than a remote-controlled plane, can carry a 1.5-pound payload. If it crashes or needs a design tweak for a new mission, another one can be printed out in a little more than a day, for just $2,500. It’s made with off-the-shelf parts and has an Android phone for a brain.’


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MQ-4C Triton: U.S. Navy’s Massive New Surveillance Drone Completes First Cross-Country Flight

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The U.S. Navy’s massive new MQ-4C Triton surveillance drone, unveiled in June 2012, reached a new milestone Thursday. At 7:53 a.m., one of the 131-foot wide aircraft landed at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland following its first cross-country flight, the Navy said. The drone soared at heights of more than 50,000 feet at times; it departed from a facility in Palmdale, Calif., owned by its maker Northrop Grumman, late Wednesday. It flew along the U.S.-Mexico border, over the Gulf of Mexico and across Florida before turning north up the Atlantic Coast.

The drone is expected to supplement the Navy’s new P-8 Poseidon surveillance plane, performing what the service calls Broad Area Maritime Surveillance, or BAMS.

A descendant of the Air Force’s Global Hawk unmanned aircraft, MQ-4C Triton will rely on radar, infrared sensors and advanced cameras to provide full-motion video and photographs to the military.

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Everyone in Britain should be able to live on the wage they earn


Everyone in Britain should be able to live on the wage they earn. That’s why I’m publicly backing Labour’s plans to raise the minimum wage to £8 an hour for every worker over the next five years.

£8 an hour by 2020? From a man earning-

Annual: GBP 132,387.00

Monthly: GBP 11,032.00

Weekly: GBP 2,647.00

Daily: GBP 529.00

Plus a second home- free- plus expenses.

That’s eff-all now!

I hear lots of oration about a living wage, particularly from Mili-whatsit. Well, Mili-thingy, make the minimum wage a bloody living wage, you twat! If the minimum wage is below a living wage, what’s the effing point?

If the minimum wage is £1 an hour or £8 an hour, below the living wage benefits will be needed to top it up, so it matters little to us.

My argument, Mili-who(?) is this: stop paying the employers and make the employers pay!

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U.S. Veteran Commits Suicide After Obama’s War Announcement

Originally posted on Stop Making Sense:

Alexander Reed Kelly reports for Truthdig:

‘U.S. veteran communities are reportedly grieving at news of the suicide of Jacob George, a three-tour veteran of America’s last decade-plus of war, after he failed to find relief from physical and mental injuries he sustained in battle. In a clip from a veterans event last year, he spoke of his experience with various types of therapy and performed his original song, “Soldier’s Heart.”

George’s suicide occurred after President Obama announced new war plans against the militant group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.’


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Flames of War: Islamic State’s Feature Length Propaganda/Recruitment Film

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Kayla Ruble/VICE/Murtaza Hussain/TheIntercept:

In yet another push of propaganda, Al-Hayat media, the Islamic State media wing, has released a full-length version of its documentary style film Flames of War: Fighting Has Just Begun, after the militant group teased it with a short trailer sneak preview earlier this week.

With flame graphics, black and white footage, night vision, and archive US news footage, Flames of War chronicles the ongoing insurgency of the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.

The 55-minute film opens with a narrator authoritatively declaring that the establishment of the Islamic State has allowed the Muslim community to “unite under one call, one banner, one leader.”

Old press conference footage shows then-President George W. Bush’s infamous post-9/11 speech declaring “Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists” and his 2003 aircraft carrier announcement to the end of major combat operations in Iraq, proclaiming that, “The United…

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Grand Theft Auto ISIS: Islamic State Video Game Trailer Targets Youth

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RT/Al Arabiya:

Islamic State (IS) militants have released a jihadist video game trailer, styling itself as a Grand Theft Auto adaptation, in which the aim is to destroy Iraqi and US forces.

Entitled “Grand Theft Auto: Salil al-Sawarem” [which roughly translates in Arabic as “the sound of swords coming together”], the gameplay footage shows the playable character dressed as a rebel fighter, clad in a black bandana, loose black shirt, and camouflage trousers, while toting an assault rifle.

The recruitment propaganda video trailer aims to “raise the morale of the mujahedin and to train children and youth how to battle the West and to strike terror into the hearts of those who oppose the Islamic State,” according to the media wing of IS. The content includes all of the organization’s military tactics against its opponents/”

The video is loaded with explosions, combat scenarios and sniping, with…

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