Simple Weight Loss Tips | Perfect Weight Loss by [deleted] in quotes

[–]Tophat123 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Commentary on weight loss but no mention of the effects fiber deficient carbohydrates have directly on insulin response and indirectly on several other hormones associated with hunger, satiety among other things.

That said, consume mostly leafy greens as they provide nutrients without the sugar or starch. Have red meat, saturated fat as they will not adversely affect insulin response as much as the other macronutrients.

Eventually, your hormones are restructured to the extent that hunger intensity and frequency are greatly reduced and satiety is extended. Before you know it, your body will signal you to stop eating.

This does not work with carb rich foods especially junk food. In fact, satiety and fullness are inhibited to the point where your appetite seemingly never goes away.

I struggle to eat above 1,700 calories when eating foods that adhere to a proper macronutrient distribution.

I struggle to eat below 3,500 calories when eating foods that do not adhere to a proper macronutrient distribution.

"I have gotten more flak for being a conservative Republican than I have for being trans." — Caitlyn Jenner by TheAmeliaMay in quotes

[–]jet199 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Openly admitting to mastubating in your daughter's clothes doesn't help either.

“What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.” - Friedrich Nietzsche by LarrySwinger2 in quotes

[–]jet199 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Nietzsche was a comfortably off disabled man, spoilt by his family and relied on others to help him survive his whole life.

This is why he was obsessed by tough guys and physical endurance, because he was never going to be that guy.

It was all just a fantasy for him.

"I have gotten more flak for being a conservative Republican than I have for being trans." — Caitlyn Jenner by TheAmeliaMay in quotes

[–]fishbox 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

She is supporting one.

"I have gotten more flak for being a conservative Republican than I have for being trans." — Caitlyn Jenner by TheAmeliaMay in quotes

[–]TheAmeliaMay[S] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I wonder if she wrote it herself, and is just really bad at writing, or if she just paid someone on Fiverr.

"I have gotten more flak for being a conservative Republican than I have for being trans." — Caitlyn Jenner by TheAmeliaMay in quotes

[–]TheAmeliaMay[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

At least admit your book sucks LOL.

“What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.” - Friedrich Nietzsche by LarrySwinger2 in quotes

[–]Jesus 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Jews made Nietzsche known and was called a rabbi by some of the founders of Zionism; ''And Nietzsche? Suffice it to mention Georg Brandes (1842-1927), an eminent Danish literary critic who late in the 1880s lectured on Nietzsche in Copenhagen and was instrumental in spreading the latter’s fame, Though Nietzsche was aware of the fact that his promoter was a Jew, not many knew that Brandes was born with the name Morris Kohen. This is one of the intriguing facts one learns from Jacob Golomb’s intriguing Nietzsche and Zion. Similarly, one discovers that the young Martin Buber set about translating Nietzsche’s Thus Spoke Zarathustra into Polish and actually completed a rendering of part I; that some of the founders of Zionism referred to Nietzsche as their “rabbi”; that Micha Josef Berdichevski visited Nietzsche’s notorious sister Elizabeth Förster-Nietzsche; and much more.''

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https://archive.ph/Cc2nx

Nietzsche praising the Jews;

Every Jew can find in the history of his own family and of his ancestors a long record of instances of the greatest coolness and perseverance amid difficulties and dreadful situations, an artful cunning in fighting with misfortune and hazard. And above all it is their bravery under the cloak of wretched submission, their heroic spernere se sperni that surpasses the virtues of all the saints''

and then where shall an outlet be found for this abundant wealth of great impressions accumulated during such an extended period and representing Jewish history for every Jewish family, this wealth of passions, virtues, resolutions, resignations, struggles, and conquests of all kinds—where can it find an outlet but in great intellectual men and works! On the day when the Jews will be able to exhibit to us as their own work such jewels and golden vessels as no European nation, with its shorter and less profound experience, can or could produce, when Israel shall have changed its eternal vengeance into [pg 214] an eternal benediction for Europe: then that seventh day will once more appear when old Jehovah may rejoice in Himself, in His creation, in His chosen people—and all, all of us, will rejoice with Him!''

Nietzsche was opposed to anti-Semitism;

LETTER TO HIS SISTER (Christmas 1887)

You have committed one of the greatest stupidities—for yourself and for me! Your association with an anti-Semitic chief expresses a foreignness to my whole way of life which fills me again and again with ire or melancholy. . . . It is a matter of honor with me to be absolutely clean and unequivocal in relation to anti-Semitism, namely, opposed to it, as I am in my writings'' -Translation by Walter Kaufmann, Basic Writings of Nietzsche.

Nietzsche had a major influence on certain prominent Zionist jews, there was a branch of Zionism called Nietzschean Zionism;

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nietzschean_Zionism

Weird, that the Nazis praised him.

"I have gotten more flak for being a conservative Republican than I have for being trans." — Caitlyn Jenner by TheAmeliaMay in quotes

[–]TheAmeliaMay[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yep... not a great person. She got out of it just because she's a wealthy celebrity. I don't like her, but the quote itself is good, if you ignore the fact she ain't even conservative.

"I have gotten more flak for being a conservative Republican than I have for being trans." — Caitlyn Jenner by TheAmeliaMay in quotes

[–]Questionable 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Most believe he transitioned to avoid man slaughter charges.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caitlyn_Jenner#Fatal_car_collision

Similarly as to how the The Wachowskis transisitoned as penance for lifting the veil.

"I have gotten more flak for being a conservative Republican than I have for being trans." — Caitlyn Jenner by TheAmeliaMay in quotes

[–]d3rr 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

hahaha whoever was marking up that book didn't even come close to finishing it

"I have gotten more flak for being a conservative Republican than I have for being trans." — Caitlyn Jenner by TheAmeliaMay in quotes

[–]fishbox 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Murdering someone with your car does not help.

“What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.” - Friedrich Nietzsche by LarrySwinger2 in quotes

[–]carn0ld03 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

“What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.” - Friedrich Nietzsche by LarrySwinger2 in quotes

[–]Airbus320 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Crimsonpilled

"I have gotten more flak for being a conservative Republican than I have for being trans." — Caitlyn Jenner by TheAmeliaMay in quotes

[–]PatsyStone 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Ok

"I have gotten more flak for being a conservative Republican than I have for being trans." — Caitlyn Jenner by TheAmeliaMay in quotes

[–]TheAmeliaMay[S] 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

She got flak from people like you, but not from mainstream media and the elite.

“What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.” - Friedrich Nietzsche by LarrySwinger2 in quotes

[–]DeepCrimsonPill 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Cope.

Suffering doesn't make you stronger. WINNING makes you stronger. Work smarter, not harder.

"I have gotten more flak for being a conservative Republican than I have for being trans." — Caitlyn Jenner by TheAmeliaMay in quotes

[–]PatsyStone 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

He didn't get any flak for being trans. He was on the cover of Vanity Fair in a corset.

"I have gotten more flak for being a conservative Republican than I have for being trans." — Caitlyn Jenner by TheAmeliaMay in quotes

[–]TheAmeliaMay[S] 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Most rich folks and politicians are.

"I have gotten more flak for being a conservative Republican than I have for being trans." — Caitlyn Jenner by TheAmeliaMay in quotes

[–]TheAmeliaMay[S] 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I think the only reason she's a Republican is because she's rich and wants lower taxes.

"I have gotten more flak for being a conservative Republican than I have for being trans." — Caitlyn Jenner by TheAmeliaMay in quotes

[–]TheAmeliaMay[S] 9 insightful - 5 fun9 insightful - 4 fun10 insightful - 5 fun -  (0 children)

I don't believe she's actually a "conservative" Republican (she wanted her wife to have an abortion), but as a socially conservative transwoman myself, I've had a similar experience. I've been called a "Fascist" and a "Nazi" for being pro-life, for being against illegal immigration, for being tough on crime — for having opinions the left disagrees with.

Yeah, people on the far-right can me jerks too, but most right-wingers don't go out of their way to insult and harass you like the left does.

“What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.” - Friedrich Nietzsche by LarrySwinger2 in quotes

[–]AXXA 4 insightful - 5 fun4 insightful - 4 fun5 insightful - 5 fun -  (0 children)

Therefore, anything that doesn't make him stronger, kills him.

"Race? It is a feeling, not a reality. Ninety-five per cent, at least. Nothing will ever make me believe that biologically pure races can be shown to exist today.... National pride has no need of the delirium of race." — Benito Mussolini by TheAmeliaMay in quotes

[–]Wahwah 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

If we could discern the genetic similarities between an average German and Irish, that would be interesting. For most of us and I think the established consensus is too, that race is a collection of phenotypical similarities.

"Race? It is a feeling, not a reality. Ninety-five per cent, at least. Nothing will ever make me believe that biologically pure races can be shown to exist today.... National pride has no need of the delirium of race." — Benito Mussolini by TheAmeliaMay in quotes

[–]InvoluntaryHalibut 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

German people are great at engineering. Irish people: not so much.

You dont think that’s biological? I absolutely do. Look at the different average IQ scores among european countries. That is biological diversity.

Notions of race and nationality are somewhat arbitrary. 100 years ago the British called the Irish a different race. But these concepts are based on two dimensions of differentness: genetic and cultural

And I guess when you commented on an obsession with racial purity, I thought to myself: he does not understand that race, as defined by genetic difference, is subjective and how you define it is a choice based on “purity” (level of genetic sameness) . It is not at all agreed whether there should be 3 races or 6 or 17 or 50. But it all hinges on the concept of purity aka genetic similarity. Its the central variable in a functional definition of race hence the obsession.

"Race? It is a feeling, not a reality. Ninety-five per cent, at least. Nothing will ever make me believe that biologically pure races can be shown to exist today.... National pride has no need of the delirium of race." — Benito Mussolini by TheAmeliaMay in quotes

[–]InvoluntaryHalibut 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The South is the poorest region of the US, due to the Yankees plundering out wealth and redistributing it to Wal Street billionaires.....the Yanks try to slander our culture and way of life by any means they can.

As a yank I don’t really disagree. I just think that the South is a relatively poor part of a rich country. Its hard to say how it compares to the typical conditions of the Eurasian hunter gatherer but realize that was a selection process that took 50,000 years

I see much of today’s conflicts as a urban / rural dichotomy. The cities are mostly bureaucracies — the number of factories continues to fall. The rural and sub-urban “red” areas are constantly having their wealth redistributed to an urban bureaucracy that does not share their values. The urban bureaucracies have an increasingly subjective definition of “work” which they force actual workers to compensate them for through taxes, regulations, universities, insurance.

Those "different sets of rules" have been unnaturally sustained long after segregation's end,

You and I are probably just going to disagree on this. I feel that racial differences are profound and they are genetic and not due to an unnatural systemic racism. Anyone can get used to grits and collard greens— they’re tasty. But there are a set of behavioral differences between southern blacks and whites which I do not think has been caused by segregation or any other imposed rules.

I can see that you are a very strong “culture” person, i.e. You put great emphasis on the shared rules and and a common world view behind those rules, your rural dixie baptist identity. That is important and it does change a population over time to create better rule followers of a particular regime.

I just think you should allow for the possibility that you are overestimating the ability of a cultural regime to unify a group of diverse people over a relatively short period of time (~400 yrs) who have operated within different environments under different cultural rules for thousands and thousands of years. You are underestimating the importance of genetics on behavior.

I do not enjoy pointing out the data but it is overwhelming. If we are too polite to point out the data, then every time an Ahmad Arbery happens, people will say “there they go picking on black people for walking down the street.”

If whites and blacks and any other groups choose to live together it should be with the informed understanding that given an absolutely level playing field within a common culture, we will not perform the same.

Its not fair. Entire groups are not choosing to be bad in school or good at crime. Its just that differences in our history over 150,000 years or so have made us behave differently under identical conditions.

"Race? It is a feeling, not a reality. Ninety-five per cent, at least. Nothing will ever make me believe that biologically pure races can be shown to exist today.... National pride has no need of the delirium of race." — Benito Mussolini by TheAmeliaMay in quotes

[–]Wahwah 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Im gathering that you like bigger race categories and you think the distinctions like French vs Polish or Calvinist vs Lutheran are less important. Or do you think those distinctions are strictly cultural and dont have to do with genetics?

Well, since the post by OP deals with race, I referred to races being distinct in their biology and cultural base (even more so) and let them be in their own circles, you are now referring to ethnic identities I think, which is one step further from race, if they want to be in their own homogenous groups than fine, in summery I am in favour of diversity in terms of a microcosm rather than a homogenous multicultural soup.

Read what got Richard Dawkins cancelled. Sample: "Mild pedophilia is bad. Violent pedophilia is worse. If you think that's an endorsement of mild pedophilia, go away and learn how to think." by Chipit in quotes

[–]Chipit[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It's funny how when he was doing the exact same thing denouncing Christian morality he was a hero, but now he's the same man he's always been, poking holes in sacred cows and exposing hypocrisy, suddenly he's a pariah.

Truth is mighty and will prevail. There is nothing wrong with this, except that it ain't so. -Samuel Clemens by Optimus85 in quotes

[–]thomastheglassexpert 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I like this quote very much for it is actually truth from an old guy. He knew the treachery of men. Evil does quite often prevail.

Read what got Richard Dawkins cancelled. Sample: "Mild pedophilia is bad. Violent pedophilia is worse. If you think that's an endorsement of mild pedophilia, go away and learn how to think." by Chipit in quotes

[–]InvoluntaryHalibut 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Slippery slope is “a thing”, Richard.

Maybe uncategorical unnuanced condemnation of a harmful behavior is how a society deals with these behaviors? Maybe irrational taboo of harmful behaviors is more effective then your intellectual analysis of them, Rich? Maybe it’s one of those um, positive adaptation thingamajigs.

For an evolutionary biologist, he always seems to have a staggeringly weak understanding for how human morality works.

Read what got Richard Dawkins cancelled. Sample: "Mild pedophilia is bad. Violent pedophilia is worse. If you think that's an endorsement of mild pedophilia, go away and learn how to think." by Chipit in quotes

[–]jet199 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

This is the dumbest thing to say.

Hilarious.

But I defend his right to say it.

“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.“ Isaac Asimov by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]JasonCarswell 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Exactly.

" Open your mind but don't let your brains fall out. "

“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.“ Isaac Asimov by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]Canbot 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

A much better quote would be "Be considerate of the fact that every rule has exceptions". Whenever I hear this quote, or anything like it, it is because someone is making the fallacious claim that exceptions disprove the rule. They will always deny that they are making that claim, but under scrutiny one can always prove that it is an inherent part of whatever argument they are making.

The idea that you can disprove a fact by pointing out an exception is a fundamental part of leftist ideology. Quotes like this are used to introduce kids to that logical fallacy.

"Race? It is a feeling, not a reality. Ninety-five per cent, at least. Nothing will ever make me believe that biologically pure races can be shown to exist today.... National pride has no need of the delirium of race." — Benito Mussolini by TheAmeliaMay in quotes

[–]TheAmeliaMay[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This usually looks like death through starvation or war or disease.

The South is the poorest region of the US, due to the Yankees plundering out wealth and redistributing it to Wal Street billionaires. Millions of our children starve so some rich Yankee can own five mansions.

We're definitely in a war of propaganda; the Yanks try to slander our culture and way of life by any means they can.

The South is also the region most prone to disease, especially in the wetlands. That's less of an issue now, due to modern technology, but we still have it harder.

Maybe the Civil War could have been a strong selection event.

The civil war, and the genocide that ensued until the present day. We've had to fight an uphill battle not only to preserve our culture, but to survive in a land plundered by our colonial overlords. In Dixie, only the strong survive.

But generally southern agrarians of the last few centuries have not had a super harsh climate to contend with. Think of this in the context of hunter gatherers surviving the frozen tundras of Eurasia where there is essentially no food for 6 months out of the year except for big game. People who did’t organize well and didn’t plan ahead died in big numbers every year for around 50,000 years.

There are very few places left on Earth that are that harsh, relegated to rainforests and deserts — and even they may not be as harsh. Not many people actually live in those areas, anyways.

The south has had continuous immigration for hundreds of years and the people have generally not intermixed.

There's been a lot of mixing between various European groups, and between the Europeans and Natives, but segregation kept Blacks separate from the other races for about a century — which is why they have their own flavor of Dixie culture.

If they did and remained genetically isolated, and their economy remained the same, you would definitely see a set of unique common behaviors emerge eventually.

We do have a lot of common behaviors, like language and food. There are a lot of differences, but there are more similarities — especially when contrasted with the Yankees.

I think in a place like the south you have whites and blacks and now latinos still living out old strategies and following different sets of rules which is why they keep clashing.

Those "different sets of rules" have been unnaturally sustained long after segregation's end, in order to maintain the racial division that has for so long benefited the North.

Can you impose a common set of rules (which is part of an environment) and evetually get everyone to evolve to follow those rules and cooperate

If we can unite against the Yankee empire under the banner of Dixie Nationalism: it can be achieved — but that would be a struggle in of itself, as the mutual animosity between our People has been cultivated for centuries. We'd need a strong leader who can bring us together based on our similarities, instead of dividing us along our differences.

That is what they tried to do with Christianity.

That's an interesting point, as the vast majority of people in Dixie are Baptists, but very few outside of it are. There are currently two currents of Baptism, separated only by race; I see the fusion of these currents as vital to Dixie unification. Don't get me wrong, I ain't some hyper-religious theocrat, but I'd be naive to downplay religion's influence on culture.

Each will have to sacrifice instrinsic behaviors to their group.

Yes, but there are hundreds of different sub-groups in Dixie, each with their own flavor of Southern culture. I see it vital that we allow each group to maintain their way of life, so long as it doesn't interfere with unity.

Im going on too long. But Im reading a lot on the subject lately

Hah, you're fine.

"Innumerable suns exist. Innumerable earths revolve around these suns in a manner similar to the way the planets revolve around our sun. Living beings inhabit these worlds." Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) Burned At The Stake For Heresy by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]Rah 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Being an edgy boy in the 1500s was less about maintaining order than burning people who disagreed. What is most interesting is that many people pretended to be possessed to get a lighter sentence. You would WANT to be prosecuted by them instead of your local authority.

“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.“ Isaac Asimov by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]Airbus320 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I am still avoiding black people, dont tell me what to do 😜

"Race? It is a feeling, not a reality. Ninety-five per cent, at least. Nothing will ever make me believe that biologically pure races can be shown to exist today.... National pride has no need of the delirium of race." — Benito Mussolini by TheAmeliaMay in quotes

[–]InvoluntaryHalibut 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

That's definitely true, but what about groups made up of multiple races that have settled in the same area, and lived there for generations? Dixie, for example, has a large number of Whites, Blacks, Natives, and Latinos all living in about the same area. I'd say Dixie's harsh climate and geography have made us stronger than our Yankee counterparts, and that applies to all races.

These are interesting points. Non natives (whites and blacks) have lived in the american south for about 400 years. Im not saying that isn’t long enough to see some new behavioral traits in an isolated group. In a unique new environment (from europe or africa) it might happen rapidly but you would need a strong selection process —i.e. A certain portion of “ill-suited” individuals would be removed from the gene pool each generation. This usually looks like death through starvation or war or disease. Evolution is mean. Maybe the Civil War could have been a strong selection event.

But generally southern agrarians of the last few centuries have not had a super harsh climate to contend with. Think of this in the context of hunter gatherers surviving the frozen tundras of Eurasia where there is essentially no food for 6 months out of the year except for big game. People who did’t organize well and didn’t plan ahead died in big numbers every year for around 50,000 years.

The south has had continuous immigration for hundreds of years and the people have generally not intermixed. If they did and remained genetically isolated, and their economy remained the same, you would definitely see a set of unique common behaviors emerge eventually.

I think in a place like the south you have whites and blacks and now latinos still living out old strategies and following different sets of rules which is why they keep clashing. Can you impose a common set of rules (which is part of an environment) and evetually get everyone to evolve to follow those rules and cooperate? Maybe. That is what they tried to do with Christianity. Now they are going to try to do it with communism/ sjw religion. Maybe over a very long period. Is it worth it for each of these groups to live interdependently within the same culture and society? Each will have to sacrifice instrinsic behaviors to their group. What makes us unique as groups is also what makes us not get along.

Im going on too long. But Im reading a lot on the subject lately

“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.“ Isaac Asimov by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]Intuit 6 insightful - 4 fun6 insightful - 3 fun7 insightful - 4 fun -  (0 children)

It's a good quote and a necessary thing. He's not saying to break the window that is your perception, just to examine and clean it from time to time. Flawed assumptions can wreck your attempts to deal with the world rationally.

“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.“ Isaac Asimov by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]Intuit 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Conversely, assumptions are how we perceive the world at all. Without them, it would be chaos.

"Race? It is a feeling, not a reality. Ninety-five per cent, at least. Nothing will ever make me believe that biologically pure races can be shown to exist today.... National pride has no need of the delirium of race." — Benito Mussolini by TheAmeliaMay in quotes

[–]TheAmeliaMay[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

LOL, yeah, I was skeptical when I saw it. I expected that if it was fake: someone would tell me, since there are a few Fascists and Neo-Nazis on here who probably know about this stuff more than I do.

I agree with Mussolini on a few things, and this is one of them.

"Race? It is a feeling, not a reality. Ninety-five per cent, at least. Nothing will ever make me believe that biologically pure races can be shown to exist today.... National pride has no need of the delirium of race." — Benito Mussolini by TheAmeliaMay in quotes

[–]TheAmeliaMay[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

AZquotes (where I got it from), cites the source as:

"Talks with Mussolini". Book by Emil Ludwig, 1932.

"Race? It is a feeling, not a reality. Ninety-five per cent, at least. Nothing will ever make me believe that biologically pure races can be shown to exist today.... National pride has no need of the delirium of race." — Benito Mussolini by TheAmeliaMay in quotes

[–]hfxB0oyA 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Not that I'm going to believe a random quote posted on the internet, but if he did indeed say it, I'll be the first to admit I agree on this one point with Mussolini.

“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.“ Isaac Asimov by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]ReeferMadness 5 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

If I scrubbed my assumptions of what certain things taste like I would never be able to decide on what to eat. I could starve to death. I shudder to think what kind of psychotic break baskin robins would produce given the anxiety it already creates.

Without assumptions we would be unable to function. We would be like newborn toddlers. Anyone who thinks that assumptions are nothing more than the incorrect beliefs we hold is an absolute fool. Brainwashed by those who want to cleans themselves and others of the consequences of thier own actions by blaming the victims of thier actions of being the authors of those consequences.

In other words: forget that the cactus pricks you because you are a bigot for not treating a cactus just like a tulip. It is not the needles of a cactus that created your assumptions but your unjust prejudice born of indoctrination by your bigoted parents.

Absolute fucking clown world logic.

"Race? It is a feeling, not a reality. Ninety-five per cent, at least. Nothing will ever make me believe that biologically pure races can be shown to exist today.... National pride has no need of the delirium of race." — Benito Mussolini by TheAmeliaMay in quotes

[–]InvoluntaryHalibut 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The Khoi-San/Hadza/Sandawe group branched off first, around 150 thousand yeaars ago. They carry L0 mitochondrial DNA and haplogroup A y-chromosome which are deemed to be the “oldest” haplogroups.

Pygmies branched off from other humans next aroung 140 thousand years ago. (Y-chromosome B, mtDNA L1, L2 and a few other wacky L groups.

These hunter gatherer groups dominated most of the territory of sub-saharan africa up until as late as 3000 years ago. A large number of pygmy fossils discovered recently in west africa have helped to establish that.

Most people that we think of as african branched off much later from non-africans. Around 70 thousand years ago or so. West African/bantus and East Africans have mostly Y-chromosome E and a mixture of mtDNA L3 and a few other Pygmy and San types. There is a pretty interesting theory that haplogroups E and L3 actually arose in Asia and that a very large part of the ancestry of these two african groups was living outside africa for thousands of years. Group E is very close to D which is an East Asian haplogroup and L3 is very close to mtDNA macrogroups N an M, which is basically everybody else.

It is also clear that there has been serious influx of eurasian DNA into these two populations in the last 20,000 years or so, particularly East africans. The horn of africa looks alot like the middle east genetically esp. Arabia. There is also alot of R1b DNA in Chad which came from Eurasia in the same time frame.

So there are a lot of variations on OOA especially in terms of the timeline of exodus, details of back migration and extent of mixing with non-sapiens. Its all so messy.

Anyway, in my view, if you want to define race or a set of races and you assume you will be doing this on the basis of DNA and not culture than it is easy to sort humans in to a set of “buckets” or “pigeonholes” based on the quantity of single nucleotide pairs in common. This is just a mathematical excercise and the only variable is the number of buckets you want to sort people in to. The number of buckets (races) you chose to use to categorize humans is totally arbitrary, its a subjective decision. You could choose 5 or 50.

Here is an example that shows humans divide in to between 3 and 15 genetic buckets

http://dienekes.blogspot.com/2010/12/human-genetic-variation-first.html

"Race? It is a feeling, not a reality. Ninety-five per cent, at least. Nothing will ever make me believe that biologically pure races can be shown to exist today.... National pride has no need of the delirium of race." — Benito Mussolini by TheAmeliaMay in quotes

[–]InvoluntaryHalibut 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

There are rational reasons why people would want to limit their society to a small highly genetically homogeneous population. From an evolutionary perspective. And there are trade offs, diversity does have some benefits.

There are white, brown, black, asian people divided by their own individual socio-religio-cultural heritages,

Im gathering that you like bigger race categories and you think the distinctions like French vs Polish or Calvinist vs Lutheran are less important. Or do you think those distinctions are strictly cultural and dont have to do with genetics? Which units do you want to survive?

"Race? It is a feeling, not a reality. Ninety-five per cent, at least. Nothing will ever make me believe that biologically pure races can be shown to exist today.... National pride has no need of the delirium of race." — Benito Mussolini by TheAmeliaMay in quotes

[–]carn0ld03 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I ran a search with some of the text in the hopes it was translated and available, but I couldn't find anything more specific than general references to Benito Mussolini as the source. I figured it likely came from an autobiography, so I looked on Goodreads.com and I've got to admit, I expected one or two books, but he's credited for writing several. Well, we've nothing left to loose at this point from reading one of the autobiographies.

The war is not meant to be won, it is meant to be continuous - George Orwell by zyxzevn in quotes

[–]zyxzevn[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The war is not meant to be won, it is meant to be continuous...

explained

The manufacturers are immune and have been collecting huge profits already before they sold any vaccines, due to the investments several governments did in their research. They also have huge profits if they sell this to every person on earth, and the many update-vaccines that are "necessary". Unlike natural immunity that lasts nearly forever.

But the "vaccines" are even worse.

There are many side-effects:
The "vaccines" are not vaccines but experimental mRNA treatments that cause auto-immunity diseases and some more problems. We do not even know the long term effects of these. We see many severe side-effects. About 200x than we see with the flu-vaccine (which never prevented flu anyway).

It makes you more vulnerable:
In animal trials the animals died, due to inflammation after encountering the virus they were "protected" against. We see this in Israel where vaccinated people are 6x more likely to get covid from a "variant". And in hospitals where the virus might be, and people were already immune against the disease. About 70% of these people got covid right after the injections.

It does not work:
The data on which the "vaccines" efficacy is based (90% or more) is completely flawed, and the vaccines are not effective at all. They selected 400 people out of 40,000 to make up these numbers. They also used PCR tests which are kind of random, and had different test-groups. And based on real-world data that we see, the mRNA treatments do not make a difference in getting Covid (or lung-infection). Chile sees risitng numbers, while they had most people injected. And this is in line with the seasonal fluctuation of the Flu (or whatever covid is). It is autumn there. The only improvement is in Israel, but that data is propagandized and there is a expected seasonal change (It is spring there).

The "vaccine passport restrictions" are the goal:
From the globalists, the goal of the vaccines is not the vaccines themselves. They do not want to cure anyone. Their goal there are the vaccine passports. They will allow controlled people to live under their supervision. Then they will push many restrictions to people that are free from their propaganda. They will push the uncontrolled people out of society and make their life impossible. The vaccines are not a cure but a war.

This is a global war against free people.

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"Race? It is a feeling, not a reality. Ninety-five per cent, at least. Nothing will ever make me believe that biologically pure races can be shown to exist today.... National pride has no need of the delirium of race." — Benito Mussolini by TheAmeliaMay in quotes

[–]Tarsius 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The out of africa model is extremely likely as far as I know. Several hints, that Homo sapiens emerged in Africa: Most genetic diversity is in Africa, Human genetic trees almost always show some African tribes (I think the san) as the outgroup to all other human beings, neanderthal DNA is found in all non-African populations but not in all African populations.

Some concept of race making biological sense could be possible, but if you want to have phylogenetically sound races, you would likely have to have several African races and not so many outside Africa (eg Europeans and people from the Near East are genetically quite similar and have historically had a lot of intermixing.

"Innumerable suns exist. Innumerable earths revolve around these suns in a manner similar to the way the planets revolve around our sun. Living beings inhabit these worlds." Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) Burned At The Stake For Heresy by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]thomastheglassexpert 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Pretty sure if I lived in the 1500's then a great many would want me burned at the stake also. I am not well behaved confronting authorities of religion.

The war is not meant to be won, it is meant to be continuous - George Orwell by zyxzevn in quotes

[–]InvoluntaryHalibut 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

They are using 1984 as a manual.

"Race? It is a feeling, not a reality. Ninety-five per cent, at least. Nothing will ever make me believe that biologically pure races can be shown to exist today.... National pride has no need of the delirium of race." — Benito Mussolini by TheAmeliaMay in quotes

[–]Wahwah 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

What is this obsession with the purity of race? There are white, brown, black, asian people divided by their own individual socio-religio-cultural heritages, we gotta work from there to make sure these units of civilisation survive and thrive and do not get too muddled up in the multicultural soup.

"Race? It is a feeling, not a reality. Ninety-five per cent, at least. Nothing will ever make me believe that biologically pure races can be shown to exist today.... National pride has no need of the delirium of race." — Benito Mussolini by TheAmeliaMay in quotes

[–]TheAmeliaMay[S] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Probably more species in africa due to the fact that it (including the sahara) was a very hospitable place compared with ice age eurasia for most of the last 100,000 years or so.

Oh, yeah, probably.

Bonobos and chimpanzees split off from each other 4 million years ago and have lived very close to each other separated by a river. So I imagine something similar was happening with different homo groups in africa until someone crossed a river.

If I had to guess, I'd say rivers have impacted history more than any other geographic characteristic (or whatever the right term is).

I read somewhere that you could essentially construct a full neandethal with all the neanderthal genes floating around in various people.

Cool.

As ethnic groups have settled in unique environments around the world (after hooking up with the odd denisovan) they have had to adapt to those environments behaviorally.

That's definitely true, but what about groups made up of multiple races that have settled in the same area, and lived there for generations? Dixie, for example, has a large number of Whites, Blacks, Natives, and Latinos all living in about the same area.

I'd say Dixie's harsh climate and geography have made us stronger than our Yankee counterparts, and that applies to all races.

I think when people say “we need to dismantle whiteness” what they really mean is whiteness is a way of thinking about things, a strategy of life, that Im not comfortable with— it doesn’t fit me. And that is probably due to some real cognitive differences.

Ironically, the people saying that are the Whitest folks in the country.

"Race? It is a feeling, not a reality. Ninety-five per cent, at least. Nothing will ever make me believe that biologically pure races can be shown to exist today.... National pride has no need of the delirium of race." — Benito Mussolini by TheAmeliaMay in quotes

[–]InvoluntaryHalibut 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Im basically a “white nationalist”, I believe that ethnocentric nations make the most sense. Im just saying that I know there are some theories about out of eurasia that are championed by literal self-identifying white nationalists. Whether there are other people promoting out-of-eurasia models, I don’t know. As I said, Im not comfortable to speak on the subject with any authority. Maybe you think that by saying it was white nationalists I was dismissing it, but I literally said I wouldn’t dismiss it, I just hadnt gone down that rabbit hole.

I mean, if you have a basic understanding of how their model works, whip it out. I am sincerely interested in what the arguments are but also profoundly lazy and I like to let other people do the work for me. Do you have a theory that is significantly different from the marginally OOA theory.

"Race? It is a feeling, not a reality. Ninety-five per cent, at least. Nothing will ever make me believe that biologically pure races can be shown to exist today.... National pride has no need of the delirium of race." — Benito Mussolini by TheAmeliaMay in quotes

[–]InvoluntaryHalibut 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Dang! I wonder why they interbred so much, as opposed to, say, Europeans.

Probably more species in africa due to the fact that it (including the sahara) was a very hospitable place compared with ice age eurasia for most of the last 100,000 years or so. Ice age eurasia was probably a shitty sparsely populated place and you would be less likely to run in to other people. Thats just a guess. Most of it was covered in ice. Periodically it would thaw out and people would move around and bump in to each other

Bonobos and chimpanzees split off from each other 4 million years ago and have lived very close to each other separated by a river. So I imagine something similar was happening with different homo groups in africa until someone crossed a river.

Maybe those other populations never went extinct, but simply assimilated into the homo sapien population?

I read somewhere that you could essentially construct a full neandethal with all the neanderthal genes floating around in various people.

Biological race is obviously real — you can see that with your own eyes — but it ain't as influential or important as nationality. Your culture will always trump your genetics.

Im kind of an evolution nut so I take a different view. Its very hard to tease apart culture and genetics because they are constantly influencing each other.

As ethnic groups have settled in unique environments around the world (after hooking up with the odd denisovan) they have had to adapt to those environments behaviorally. Behaviors that are useful in tropical climates are not useful in cold climates. Maybe it makes sense to have a lot of mates in one environment but only one mate in another climate. Maybe some environments favor risk taking strategies and other environments favor more cautious strategies. Maybe one group of people adopts an agrarian strategy, another group pursues a hunter gatherer lifestyle. The point is, like any other animal, humans start to get very efficient at exploiting a particular environment. These aren’t just learned behaviors, they are genetic innate behaviors that vary between groups.

We tend to observe these behaviors and say “oh that’s culture” but the culture and the genetics of a group of people tend to evolve together. Culture is very driven by genetics. And in turn it can influence genetics. Monogamist societies tend to have certain behavioral traits in common compared to polygamist societies such as lower violence among males, since polygamy causes a lack of available females which causes males to compete physically. In such a case, culture (e.g. religion) can literally change the genetics.

Maybe Im getting too deep in the weeds, but my point is that in evolving to exploit specific niches to survive, different groups of humans have evolved cognitive differences that affect behavior. Culture is very much a function of those differences which makes it hard to assimilate different races in to one culture. It takes hundreds or thousands of years for people to adjust to a new environment.

I think when people say “we need to dismantle whiteness” what they really mean is whiteness is a way of thinking about things, a strategy of life, that Im not comfortable with— it doesn’t fit me. And that is probably due to some real cognitive differences.

"Race? It is a feeling, not a reality. Ninety-five per cent, at least. Nothing will ever make me believe that biologically pure races can be shown to exist today.... National pride has no need of the delirium of race." — Benito Mussolini by TheAmeliaMay in quotes

[–]TheAmeliaMay[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Thanks for the thorough explanation!

Im not up on the details of the out-of-eurasia models that some white nationalists are advocating.

I find it funny that White and Black "Nationalists" argue back and forth about whether humans came from Europe or Africa, as if it somehow makes them superior, even though both sides are descended from that ancestor either way.

But even the OOA theory is sort of a very messy theory in which a lot of the evolution of our ancestors takes place outside africa for several million years.

Since evolution ain't instantaneous like in Pokémon, instead being a draw-out process spanning over generations, that makes it quite difficult to pin-point when humanity became humanity, and thus where. Perhaps the correct answer would be multiple continents?

SE Asians and australoids have around 10% admixture from denisovan man who in turn is believed to have had admixture from another homonin species.

I knew the party about Neanderthal DNA, but this is new to me.

And africans seem to have large amounts of admixture from several different “ghost populations” of extinct homonins depending on the african population.

That's really interesting — how there where so many "types" of humans that went extinct. I wonder how society and history would be different had one or more of these species survived to the present day... perhaps that's a question for s/AlternateHistory (a sub I just made).

I believe west africans have up to 20% admixture from other populations according to some studies.

Dang! I wonder why they interbred so much, as opposed to, say, Europeans. Maybe those other populations never went extinct, but simply assimilated into the homo sapien population?

Dumbed down science articles in the MSM desperately want to down play the genetic diversity for political reasons.

Politics should be subservient to science, not the other way around.

And by mathematically analyzing our nucleotide pairs in common we tend to group well in to genetic clusters that correspond with our casual notions of race. So race is pretty real IMO , its just not that exact.

Biological race is obviously real — you can see that with your own eyes — but it ain't as influential or important as nationality. Your culture will always trump your genetics.

"once covid is over" is starting to sound like "once I finish this shroud for Laertes" - @Juliusqueezeher by ISaidWhatISaid in quotes

[–]CANDYASSES 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

once covid is over reminds me of "when the war on drugs is over"..

your great grandchildren will die of old age before the war on covid ends.

"Race? It is a feeling, not a reality. Ninety-five per cent, at least. Nothing will ever make me believe that biologically pure races can be shown to exist today.... National pride has no need of the delirium of race." — Benito Mussolini by TheAmeliaMay in quotes

[–]InvoluntaryHalibut 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Im not up on the details of the out-of-eurasia models that some white nationalists are advocating. Probably something like homo sapiens evolved from neanderthal and then moved in to africa and interbred with other non-homo sapiens homonins? I wouldn’t dismiss those ideas out of hand having not seriously heard the arguments out.

But even the OOA theory is sort of a very messy theory in which a lot of the evolution of our ancestors takes place outside africa for several million years.

Widely accepted thinking is that some early ancestor like homo erectus spread out into eurasia from africa shortly after we diverged from chimpanzees about 4.5 million years ago. Many new species branched off from this ancestor around africa and asia and only one evolved in to homo sapiens, around 150 to 300 thousand years ago. We began diverging around this time moving into different parts of africa and eurasia and in the process mating with many of these other unique populations.

Most europeans, asians and native americans have ~3 to 5 % neanderthal dna. SE Asians and australoids have around 10% admixture from denisovan man who in turn is believed to have had admixture from another homonin species. And africans seem to have large amounts of admixture from several different “ghost populations” of extinct homonins depending on the african population. I believe west africans have up to 20% admixture from other populations according to some studies. We keep discovering new ghost populations by genetic analysis of various groups.

These archaic homo ancestors diverged millions of years ago from our common sapiens ancestry. So our latest common ancestor is maybe 150,000 years old but the earliest one may be several millions of years old.

Dumbed down science articles in the MSM desperately want to down play the genetic diversity for political reasons. But they can only supress the info for so long. Nobody is pure anything. Its all a very messy diffuse evolution with alot of hybridization but we are not all that alike. And by mathematically analyzing our nucleotide pairs in common we tend to group well in to genetic clusters that correspond with our casual notions of race. So race is pretty real IMO , its just not that exact.

"Innumerable suns exist. Innumerable earths revolve around these suns in a manner similar to the way the planets revolve around our sun. Living beings inhabit these worlds." Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) Burned At The Stake For Heresy by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]CANDYASSES 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

only a few hundred years ago, we thought that the earth is flat, and now we know how to calculate how many extraterrestrial civilizations there are in the universe.

that checks out.

oh wait, we still think that the earth is flat.

my bad.

"Innumerable suns exist. Innumerable earths revolve around these suns in a manner similar to the way the planets revolve around our sun. Living beings inhabit these worlds." Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) Burned At The Stake For Heresy by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]carn0ld03 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

> Starting in 1593, Bruno was tried for heresy by the Roman Inquisition on charges of denial of several core Catholic doctrines, including eternal damnation, the Trinity, the divinity of Christ, the virginity of Mary, and transubstantiation. Bruno's pantheism was not taken lightly by the church, nor was his teaching of the transmigration of the soul and reincarnation. The Inquisition found him guilty, and he was burned at the stake in Rome's Campo de' Fiori in 1600. After his death, he gained considerable fame, being particularly celebrated by 19th- and early 20th-century commentators who regarded him as a martyr for science, although most historians agree that his heresy trial was not a response to his cosmological views but rather a response to his religious views. However some historians do contend that the main reason for Bruno's death was indeed his cosmological views. Bruno's case is still considered a landmark in the history of free thought and the emerging sciences.

"Innumerable suns exist. Innumerable earths revolve around these suns in a manner similar to the way the planets revolve around our sun. Living beings inhabit these worlds." Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) Burned At The Stake For Heresy by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]lost_in_cairo 5 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

lol, i had to check if OP's username was niggerfaggot.

but yes you are correct: "Starting in 1593, Bruno was tried for heresy by the Roman Inquisition on charges of denial of several core Catholic doctrines, including eternal damnation, the Trinity, the divinity of Christ, the virginity of Mary, and transubstantiation. " (wikipedia)

"Innumerable suns exist. Innumerable earths revolve around these suns in a manner similar to the way the planets revolve around our sun. Living beings inhabit these worlds." Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) Burned At The Stake For Heresy by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]EndlessSunflowers[S] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

"The real story of our times is seldom told in the memoirs of dopey, self-serving presidents or generals,
but in the outrageous, demented lives of guys like Lenny Bruce, Giordano Bruno, Scott Fitzgerald, and Paul Krassner.
The burrs under society's saddle. The pains in the ass." - Harlan Ellison

"Don't send me flowers when I'm dead. If you like me, send them while I'm alive." by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]Node 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Flowers look nice, and some have a pleasant odor, but is it not a little weird to send someone a bouquet of plant genitals? Better than the animal version, but still...

"Don't send me flowers when I'm dead. If you like me, send them while I'm alive." by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]beece 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I kept my mom in flowers because that's the way she felt. When she punched out, there were fresh flowers in her room. When we went to collect the stuff after the body was gone, they were still there. Her ashes are in his closet and have been there for a while, he put a bottle of bourbon next to them. I haven't bought flowers since she passed last year. Maybe I'll pop over someday when he's gone and put some flowers and another bottle of bourbon in there. For him.

"Don't send me flowers when I'm dead. If you like me, send them while I'm alive." by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]carn0ld03 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Covid vaccine killed him.

"Don't send me flowers when I'm dead. If you like me, send them while I'm alive." by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]Oof_Too_Humid 4 insightful - 4 fun4 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 4 fun -  (0 children)

Once I brought my mom home from a doctor's appointment and we found that an absolutely beautiful flower arrangement had been delivered. It was sent by my (then) husband's workplace offering condolences on my mother's death. He had wanted more time off from work so he decided to tell them that his mother-in-law died. My mom laughed about it and said she'd rather have the flowers now so she could enjoy them while alive.
It only became a problem when mom died a few months later and he didn't know how to get time off for her wake and funeral...

"Don't send me flowers when I'm dead. If you like me, send them while I'm alive." by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]ReeferMadness 2 insightful - 4 fun2 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 4 fun -  (0 children)

It's virtue signaling.

"Don't send me flowers when I'm dead. If you like me, send them while I'm alive." by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]EndlessSunflowers[S] 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

DMX made me think about this great quote...
I don't know if he realized how much love there was for him before he passed.
Now I see a lot of appreciation for the man, but he's gone, he's not feeling this love.
It's so important to show the people that we care about how we feel while they're still here.

"You die and you're like, "Hey god..." Louis C.K by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]zyxzevn 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

No.

"You die and you're like, "Hey god..." Louis C.K by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]Dinosaurysus 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Is the feeling like ASMR?

"You die and you're like, "Hey god..." Louis C.K by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]iDontShift 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

we are literally in the light now. there is no place else to go.

heaven is union with God, that can be now

"You die and you're like, "Hey god..." Louis C.K by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]zyxzevn 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Feel free to think whatever you want, but maybe I can share some of the experience.
When I bring spirits to the light, I can actually experience parts of heaven.
It is more dream-like, but also much more alive. Your breathing light and it makes you more alive.
For the spirits it is as if they can breath again after holding if for so long.
And for those who get to the light, it is also a new beginning.

"Don't take criticism from people you would never go to for advice." - Morgan Freeman by magnora7 in quotes

[–]Jesus 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Real Christians... martyrs for goodness.

"Don't take criticism from people you would never go to for advice." - Morgan Freeman by magnora7 in quotes

[–]Jesus 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Open is not being open to exploitation. One can be open in humility and humbleness but intuitively noticing of when he/she is being exploited.

"We now live in a nation where doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the press destroys information, religion destroys morals, and our banks destroy the economy" Chris Hedges by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]Joeysucks 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

And the best part is you all deserve this. Too bad you'll never realize this and continue blaming others for your own idiocy forever.

"We now live in a nation where doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the press destroys information, religion destroys morals, and our banks destroy the economy" Chris Hedges by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]Bigs 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Not sure what that is meant to represent?

Are you familiar with the world's smallest political quiz?

"We now live in a nation where doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the press destroys information, religion destroys morals, and our banks destroy the economy" Chris Hedges by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]ReeferMadness 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The "short sighted" people are the ones who think they can fix it with either bullshit they pulled out of thier ass or a system that has been proven to be worse nearly a hundred times.

"We now live in a nation where doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the press destroys information, religion destroys morals, and our banks destroy the economy" Chris Hedges by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

... Communism (SJWs) Totalitarianism Fascism (Nazis) ...
Faux-Progressives Democrat Establishement Republican NeoCons
Far Left Left Status Quo Right Far Right
Progressives Liberal Centrist Libertarian Alt-Right
... Anarcho-Socialism Voluntaryism Anarcho-Captialism ...

"We now live in a nation where doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the press destroys information, religion destroys morals, and our banks destroy the economy" Chris Hedges by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]FuriousPatriot 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

My life is controlled by an imaginary number floating over my head. It goes up it goes down. I cant see it but it keeps me from doing what I want to in life. Best things in life are free I suppose. If I had money I would change the world for the better. It must be easier said than done because the elites certainly do not follow that path.

"Don't take criticism from people you would never go to for advice." - Morgan Freeman by magnora7 in quotes

[–]Tums_is_Smut_bkwrds 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Reminds me of the actor who plays War Machine in the Iron Man movies (I can't be arsed to look him up). He's a mediocre actor at best and only (relatively) well known because of that role. Anyhow, not so long ago I read a piece where he complained about slavery and white privilege. Which is fucking hilarious because not only is he living a more privileged life than 99.9% of whites in the country but if it wasn't for a bunch of white men he'd still be going from audition to audition for 2nd rate productions playing in 3rd rate towns.

Correction: "if it wasn't for a bunch of White men and Jews" but since the Jews were heavily involved in the slave trade my point stands.

"The United States is also a one-party state, but with typical American extravagance, they have two of them." - Julius Nyerere by magnora7 in quotes

[–]TheAmeliaMay 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It's Coke vs Pepsi and I just want Dr. Pepper.

"Don't take criticism from people you would never go to for advice." - Morgan Freeman by magnora7 in quotes

[–]TheAmeliaMay 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I know that all too well... and people wonder why I have trust issues.

"We now live in a nation where doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the press destroys information, religion destroys morals, and our banks destroy the economy" Chris Hedges by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]EndlessSunflowers[S] 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

It all got boiled down to making money, for shallow people, and it all got ruined, to make some easy profit.

and we still have some short-sighted selfish people out here thinking that "It's The Best System We Know"

"Don't take criticism from people you would never go to for advice." - Morgan Freeman by magnora7 in quotes

[–]Node 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

What's an example of people who want to 'improve' you to their own deficit?

"Don't take criticism from people you would never go to for advice." - Morgan Freeman by magnora7 in quotes

[–]Node 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

That negro is one of the best open uncultivated land advisors taking advantage of western naivete in current day!

"Don't take criticism from people you would never go to for advice." - Morgan Freeman by magnora7 in quotes

[–]magnora7[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yeah I just like the quote

"Don't take criticism from people you would never go to for advice." - Morgan Freeman by magnora7 in quotes

[–]magnora7[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

That is true. But if you leave yourself too open then you are vulnerable to people who only wish to exploit you rather than improve you. So it requires a balance

"Don't take criticism from people you would never go to for advice." - Morgan Freeman by magnora7 in quotes

[–]zyxzevn 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Note:

To prevent to be locked into group-think, you could have a look at the observations (or experiences) of other people with different ideas.
Sometimes you have "never thought of that".

There are also many people stuck into a certain belief, like Scientism.