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What does ISIS really want?

All countries, religions, groups, throughout history have conquered others to instill it’s values, beliefs, and culture. Most always to further these, but rarely if at for the proclaimed ultimate victory of good over evil and the end of the present age, or to the end of the world in general.

A paradise or a Borg collective? – Who’s sole purpose is to serve its God with no regard to one’s personal happiness, expression, desires, wants, ability to grow, or to procreate like any creature on this Earth.

“ISIS makes no secret of its ultimate ambition: A global caliphate secured through a global war. To that end it speaks of “remaining and expanding” its existing hold over much of Iraq and Syria. It aims to replace existing, man-made borders, to overcome what it sees as the Shiite “crescent” that has emerged across the Middle East, TO TAKE IT’S WAR — ISLAM’S WAR — TO EUROPE AND AMERICA, AND ULTIMATELY TO LEAD MUSLIMS TOWARD AN APOCALYPTIC BATTLE AGAINST THE “DISBELIEVERS.”

Its propaganda relies on a very distinct interpretation of the Quran and other religious texts to promote these goals — and most importantly to show its supporters that they are achievable.”

What does ISIS really want?
Tim Lister, CNN
Updated 10:49 AM ET, Fri December 11, 2015

http://www.cnn.com/2015/12/11/middleeast/isis-syria-iraq-caliphate/

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Color Me Calm

March is Color Therapy Month

Color Me Calm
Grownups De-Stress with Adult Coloring Books

AVERY MACK

http://www.naturalawakeningsmag.com/Inspiration-Archive/Color-Me-Calm/

Coloring books are no longer solely the domain of children. Immersion in this fun, creative pastime by adults even for just 30 minutes can constitute a focused meditation that relieves stress. Doctor of Psychology Nikki Martinez, in Chicago, says that famed psychotherapist Carl Jung believed coloring helps patients release anxiety.
“It uses both sides of the brain and improves organizational and fine motor skills,” says Martinez. “After I underwent a major surgery, I was on bed rest for eight weeks, and adult coloring books were a lifesaver. They passed the time, were pretty and kept me in a constant state of calm. I devoured them.”
Publishers Weekly reported combined 2015 sales of 1.75 million copies for the 10 bestselling adult coloring books through November. This trend was years in the making, originating when parents colored with their kids and sometimes on their own. Adults around the world now join coloring book clubs, hold related parties and take coloring breaks at work. Last fall, Barnes & Noble hosted the one-day All-American Art Unwind, where customers colored and uploaded their results to Instagram and Twitter. Hallmark sent a crew of artists and calligraphers to select locations to help customers color their greeting cards.
“We scheduled a coloring session for a 55-plus community workshop,” relates Ninah Kessler, a licensed clinical social worker with the Sparks of Genius Brain Optimization Center, in Boca Raton, Florida. “People had so much fun they wouldn’t leave. It’s creative, portable and inexpensive. You never face blank paper because the lines are there; you just pick the colors. There’s no stress about possibly making mistakes.”

March is Color Therapy Month

“Animals, jungle or floral themes, and Zen-inspired mandalas are popular. Customers like realistic, intricate drawings,” explains Idalia Farrajota, a Dallas executive with Michaels craft stores, which offers free, in-store coloring sessions and provides supplies. (Download a free sample book atTinyurl.com/BotanicalColoringPages.) Johanna Basford, a renowned illustrator from Aberdeenshire, Scotland, is a hit with colorists, catering to their penchant for nature with Secret Garden, Enchanted Forest and her latest, Lost Ocean.
“My daughter wanted to color her life, not do generic drawings,” says Dieter Marlovics, prompting him to establish ReallyColor.com, in Chicago. “Really-Color converts photos into coloring book pages to make individually tailored pages.”
Try these eco-tips: Sprout pencils, made with sustainable wood and fruit- and-vegetable-based dyed clay instead of lead, are topped by non-GMO seeds that can be planted when the pencil becomes short. Inktense’s water-soluble brightly colored pencils mimic pen and ink; add water for translucency. Select recycled paper books, soy crayons, watercolor paints and non-toxic markers.