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The Master Board / Re: When I was a child...
« Last post by Grass is Green on December 17, 2017, 05:56:48 PM »
When I was a child... I had my 40th birthday. I remember thinking I should start to act like an adult. I sold a motorcycle and bought a car. I bought adult clothes designed for success. I let reason and intelligence be my guide.
Later I realized that it wasn't working for me so I dumped the posing. I lost some of my new 'friends', (some were quite attractive) but realized I didn't like being around them much anyway.
A was also reminded that 'If it's not broke, don't fix it'. I'd like to say that that adage was a lesson learned but Im still learning it. For me that rabbit hole runs way deep.
A friend here posted a Darth Vader vid with me in mind. I had not forgotten to address it and say thanks, I was just waiting for the right time.
Vader and Skyrim's Paarthurnax are powerful archetypes for me.
Vader's (Anakin's) fall was lamented by our man Obi Wan because Anakin was the 'chosen one', the one who was to bring balance (baal-lance?)(baal-ants?) to the force(Source). The consequence of that fall we see in the 'prequel' films. In the end it wasn't Vaders Dark Lord who redeemed him, it was his child (Luke's) faith in him. That never faltered, it was a faith that had no intelligence or reason but just was.
I wondered too, about what the balance of light and darkness meant. I dismissed the concept of 'means justifying the end' that some hold so I was kinda stuck.
Nicks persistent hint that Hegel's dialectic was misunderstood was were I found a clue. Looking at the dialect from a positive viewpoint clarified many things for me. One was that the dark-light thesis antithesis could result in a synthesis which is far more than it's 'con'stituant parts. So much more so that It makes light and darkness nearly irrelevant. I have my neck out here a little because I haven't digested this fully but I think it's close.

The day I saw 'Return of the Jedi' I visited a mentor. He wasn't there but his young daughter was. I asked her if she has seen the movie and she had. We talked about it for a while and I joked (half-joked) that if there was hope for Darth Vader, there was hope for me.
She said, "Yes, all you have to do is take off your mask." You could have knocked me over with a feather.

Paarthurnax too was saved (spared) by a child. Dovahkin can mean child of the dragons. You players spared Paarthurnax right? Say what?
It occurs to me at this moment that Anakin and Dovahkin sound closely related. But Ive already been too long winded.
Fus Do Rah.

Do you often stop running a meter from the finish line?
Thanks Coach, sometimes I still need a kick in the pants.

we all do, Cooperation is the most selfish act one can engage in.

Would you elaborate? I typically feel that I must set my own desires in the back seat in order to cooperate.
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The Master Board / Re: Random musings
« Last post by Grass is Green on December 17, 2017, 05:49:45 PM »
I had never heard of Proust until Little Miss Sunshine. Then I forgot about him until now  ;)
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The Master Board / Re: The langauge crystal
« Last post by Grass is Green on December 17, 2017, 05:33:08 PM »
Just like with anything, take what resonates. While I found the syncs with the number 18 fascinating - reminding of the thread on here about the game of golf - it was the etymologies of the names of significant political players matching with their historical roles that really blew my mind. His fleshing out of the techno-vs-bio Armageddon was discussed from a different standpoint in Teddy K's manifesto.
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The Master Board / Re: Lets see whos been paying attention
« Last post by Firefly369 on December 17, 2017, 05:30:05 PM »
I remember reading a post about an island in BC used for HT/pedo activities. i read it soon after Chris Cornell died (and Lincoln Park became more open knowledge).  I honestly did not remember which island, except it was a National Park who has a population of <5000 people and tourists only really come during the summer.

I am not sure if I read it here or elsewhere.

So I looked up the National Parks on BC islands... that name was obvious, of course.

East Point Park would be another place I'd look.

http://britishcolumbia.com/things-to-do-and-see/parks-and-trails/vancouver-island-bc-islands/gulf-islands-national-park/
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The Master Board / Re: EVERYONE is starting to get it
« Last post by nrgiseternal on December 17, 2017, 04:44:29 PM »

‘Not a typo’: Disbelief as Boston Globe confirms median net worth of black Bostonians is $8


The Boston Globe had to explain there were no typographical errors in its report about Boston’s black community. Readers contacted the paper after it reported the median net worth of African-American households in the Boston area is a paltry $8.

https://www.rt.com/usa/412898-black-bostonians-net-worth-8-dollars/

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The net worth doesn't surprise/ shock me (way too many Americans are saddled down with debt and can't afford to buy a home).  The phone calls of outrage made me laugh though.

That figure is arrived at by subtracting debts from assets, but still it is trying to push a false equivalency between poverty and criminality
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The Master Board / Re: Lets see whos been paying attention
« Last post by nrgiseternal on December 17, 2017, 04:43:15 PM »
The dead bodies are coming from this island, right?

https://gulfislandsnationalpark.com/gulf-island-parks/winter-cove-saturna-island/

Its surely one of them, their are three in b.c i know of. One has been discussed at length here, the other only briefly
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The Master Board / Re: Lets see whos been paying attention
« Last post by Firefly369 on December 17, 2017, 04:30:21 PM »
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The Master Board / Re: EVERYONE is starting to get it
« Last post by Firefly369 on December 17, 2017, 04:25:41 PM »

‘Not a typo’: Disbelief as Boston Globe confirms median net worth of black Bostonians is $8


The Boston Globe had to explain there were no typographical errors in its report about Boston’s black community. Readers contacted the paper after it reported the median net worth of African-American households in the Boston area is a paltry $8.

https://www.rt.com/usa/412898-black-bostonians-net-worth-8-dollars/

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The net worth doesn't surprise/ shock me (way too many Americans are saddled down with debt and can't afford to buy a home).  The phone calls of outrage made me laugh though.
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The Master Board / Re: Random musings
« Last post by Possibles on December 17, 2017, 03:12:09 PM »
Last night I searched a term and accidentally pasted my last post here into google.
The NRG post showed on the search page as number one and 'this' was the next link.
'Five Grammatical Errors That Make You Look Dumb'
https://www.copyblogger.com/5-common-mistakes-that-make-you-look-dumb/
Oh ,CRAP!
But it could have been worse, it could have said;
'Five reasons everyone knows your (you're) stupid'.
Or
'Five reasons you should kill yourself'.
On the other hand, I saw a spellcheck error here that corrected Akashic to aka shit.
But nothing in spell check and google but binary code right? I wonder...

On a side note.
Today I am reminding myself how easy it is to be misunderstood here.
How this is a place for both horizons and mirrors.
How life is much about exploration of oneself, and of comradery, and little about conclusions.
I just had powerful wave of Deja-vu as I'm typing this.
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