"We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once" Friedrich Nietzsche by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

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

Artwork: Star Dancers, Live Painting, By Alex Grey & Allyson Grey

"The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any." Fred Astaire by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

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

Well, growing up I saw many great examples of how not to behave so thats a sort of upbringing I guess.

"It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things." - Henry David Thoreau by magnora7 in quotes

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

I'll jump in Walden Pond.

"Though I may disagree with what you say, I will defend to the death your right to say it." by DffrntDrmmr in quotes

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

If only the global war of terror was safe and civil. I'd mention that but I'd get censored.

"Though I may disagree with what you say, I will defend to the death your right to say it." by DffrntDrmmr in quotes

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

Today is the great day of the A.I. being advanced enough to tell when most of you are authentic little shits.

2019-12-10 the day freedom died and A.I. was unleashed.

"Though I may disagree with what you say, I will defend to the death your right to say it." by DffrntDrmmr in quotes

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

"My name is Indigo Montoya, you killed my free speech, prepare to not say anything in return."

"Though I may disagree with what you say, I will defend to the death your right to say it." by DffrntDrmmr in quotes

[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 5 fun2 insightful - 4 fun3 insightful - 5 fun -  (0 children)

"Though I may disagree with what you say, I will defend to the death your right to say it...."

...

NOW DIE!!!

"Though I may disagree with what you say, I will defend to the death your right to say it." by DffrntDrmmr in quotes

[–]go1dfish 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This quote doesn't come directly from voltaire, it's more of a summary of his beliefs:

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

"Though I may disagree with what you say, I will defend to the death your right to say it." by DffrntDrmmr in quotes

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

voltaire was a satanist

"It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things." - Henry David Thoreau by magnora7 in quotes

[–]d3rr 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Heck yeah he's still inspirational today. Another quote inspired by his time in jail for refusing to pay a poll/war tax:

If a thousand men were not to pay their tax-bills this year, that would not be a violent and bloody measure, as it would be to pay them, and enable the State to commit violence and shed innocent blood.

Can I get 1000 commitments to stop paying taxes over war? I'll be 1.

“People shouldn’t be forced to categorize themselves as “gay,” “straight,” or “bi.” by Snow in quotes

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

But wouldnt that mean that both people just become friends instead of being in a relationship?

It could be, or could not be, it's case by case.

You are right that people should be taught to not be so selfish after courtship fails, but people who think they have been wronged become angry and angry people are not rational.

This education should start in childhood. Then they won't allow to be crazy bitches anymore because of social norms.

“People shouldn’t be forced to categorize themselves as “gay,” “straight,” or “bi.” by Snow in quotes

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

That could work. But wouldnt that mean that both people just become friends instead of being in a relationship?

Although, being friends is also a kind of relationship.

The problem is when one person has misjudged ('miscalculated') or over-estimated another persons interest in themselves. You are right that people should be taught to not be so selfish after courtship fails, but people who think they have been wronged become angry and angry people are not rational.

Maybe a less angry society is the best preventative measure.

“People shouldn’t be forced to categorize themselves as “gay,” “straight,” or “bi.” by Snow in quotes

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

The best way to pervert any attack behavior after a courtship fail is everyone got an education that :

You know what you give could without any reward, but you still choose to giving.

“People shouldn’t be forced to categorize themselves as “gay,” “straight,” or “bi.” by Snow in quotes

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

So this is where the negotiation game becomes tricky. Although the negotiation game is between two people, you can get other people to help you: notably friends, workmates, and family. There is also a persons occupation which can establish 'good faith', for example, a doctor or teacher would probably be honest in their dealings with you.

That why I write down a rule on here should be promoted.

I dont understand what you mean by this. Could you explain it please?

“People shouldn’t be forced to categorize themselves as “gay,” “straight,” or “bi.” by Snow in quotes

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

But who knows their faith?

That why I write down a rule on here should be promoted.

“People shouldn’t be forced to categorize themselves as “gay,” “straight,” or “bi.” by Snow in quotes

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

The concept of a negotiation game is correct because negotiation happens in Good and Bad Faith.

A good faith negotiation game involves both people equally participating and coming to a compromise.

A bad faith negotiation game involves only one side participating or one side participating more than the other. This leads to what is known as the Prisoners Dilemma.

Bad faith negotiation can lead to people getting killed.

But I do agree with you: In a good relationship both partners should get what they need to fulfil their physical, emotional, and mental needs.

“People shouldn’t be forced to categorize themselves as “gay,” “straight,” or “bi.” by Snow in quotes

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

I think the whole concept of negotiation game is wrong.

It should be something like : you know what you give could without any reward, but you still choose to giving.

Other they might try to kill another person after a courtship fail.

“People shouldn’t be forced to categorize themselves as “gay,” “straight,” or “bi.” by Snow in quotes

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

Building a relationship is like a negotiation game, and its one of the hardest games to play. Think of it like a card game where I have some cards and someone else has some cards too. We compare cards to see which cards match and which do not match.

The problem is: neither person knows how many cards the other person holds, nor do they know what type of cards they have (they may be playing a completely different game). There is also the option to withdraw from the game.

This can lead to situations where someone plays all of their worst cards first and gets rejected. OR they play their cards in the wrong order and get rejected. Or they play an incredibly offensive card and get rejected.

One person may be too scared to play one of their cards, not knowing that it is their best card, and get rejected!

And yes, if someone likes one person more than the other person likes them back, then that relationship is destined to fail

“People shouldn’t be forced to categorize themselves as “gay,” “straight,” or “bi.” by Snow in quotes

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

They think they liked someone= that person must return their feelings back... so they being mad about that person not "return him/her enough". This is the thought of "exchange", the exchange with something can't calculate, but they always believe they paid the most.

But relationship always not this way. That's why they are destined fail.

“People shouldn’t be forced to categorize themselves as “gay,” “straight,” or “bi.” by Snow in quotes

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

Sometimes, it's about someone they fail the courtship. And they look horrible when they mention them.

Sometimes it is about a celebrity who they like.

Sometimes it is warranted and deserved (The person turned out to be not a nice person).

Sometimes it is not. In theory, most of the time anger at a failed courtship will be unwarranted and undeserved. The reason why most of the time it will not be warranted its because courtship will need two participants, and in this case one person is clearly more interested in one person than the other is.

The easiest way to avoid all this conflict is to avoid people 👍👍👍.

“People shouldn’t be forced to categorize themselves as “gay,” “straight,” or “bi.” by Snow in quotes

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

Sometimes, it's about their ex.

Sometimes, it's about someone they fail the courtship. And they look horrible when they mention them.

“People shouldn’t be forced to categorize themselves as “gay,” “straight,” or “bi.” by Snow in quotes

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

You have to understand that romantic relationships require time and effort. When one person finds out that their relationship has fallen apart, its like all of that time and effort they have spent has been wasted.

That makes people angry. Extremely angry.

Perceived injustice will make people do crazy things. Actual injustice is what can start wars.

“People shouldn’t be forced to categorize themselves as “gay,” “straight,” or “bi.” by Snow in quotes

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

You may not be obsessed and I may not be obsessed, but normal people are EXTREMELY obsessed about it.

Its one of the reasons why Incels are such a problem.

“People shouldn’t be forced to categorize themselves as “gay,” “straight,” or “bi.” by Snow in quotes

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

I am not obsessed with others sexuality.

“People shouldn’t be forced to categorize themselves as “gay,” “straight,” or “bi.” by Snow in quotes

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

Of course there will be a fight. Its human sexuality. People have been fighting about this for over 250 years

“People shouldn’t be forced to categorize themselves as “gay,” “straight,” or “bi.” by Snow in quotes

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

I feel most people like predators when they're talking about romantic relationship. Which is awful.

They want to take tons of things from their partners.

“People shouldn’t be forced to categorize themselves as “gay,” “straight,” or “bi.” by Snow in quotes

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

There is nothing wrong with not being straight, or not being gay, or not being bi.

In theory, being asexual would technically be the best position to be in as you can see the successes and failures of everyone elses relationships.

“People shouldn’t be forced to categorize themselves as “gay,” “straight,” or “bi.” by Snow in quotes

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

Become a Wizard like me :D :D :D

“People shouldn’t be forced to categorize themselves as “gay,” “straight,” or “bi.” by Snow in quotes

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

Being bi is like being gay, but not being gay enough to be the full gay.

Its the diet coke of gay.

“People shouldn’t be forced to categorize themselves as “gay,” “straight,” or “bi.” by Snow in quotes

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

But he seems don't want you to label him "gay"... But he is dead, anyway.

“People shouldn’t be forced to categorize themselves as “gay,” “straight,” or “bi.” by Snow in quotes

[–]proc0 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

For sure. Bi people are also gay, plus bi.

The ONLY way to destroy a nation or peopoe without war is to destroy the family. Now ask yourself... who is doing the destroying? by Jesus in quotes

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

And yet, you shun what Jesus preached.

“People shouldn’t be forced to categorize themselves as “gay,” “straight,” or “bi.” by Snow in quotes

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

I think the author is a very self-will person and want to tell the world that he like what he likes, and don't give a damn the sexual needs of others.

The terms of homosexuality, heterosexuality ,bisexuality exist is because many people need to make sure someone is "available" for their sexual needs or not, for example, a person telling everyone, "I am GAY". That means, he wants to tell he is not available not for female.

But Aaron Swartz just don't give a damn this rules, he just tell everyone I like what I like, my mind may change in later, if there are intelligent androgynous aliens, he might love them.(I am really sure he considered options like these...)

This looks like the most correct answer, but actually make him annoying to "fools". The mind of fools can not consider such a lot of options... And make his romantic partner in future worrying about more potential competitors.

Why I know it? Because this is my thought before I found out I am asexual. I thought, I don't want to identify as gay/straight/bi, I like what I like. Maybe there is an awesome person waiting for me, ze/he/she can make me forget these terms.

But I was wrong, this "maybe" is wrong.

“People shouldn’t be forced to categorize themselves as “gay,” “straight,” or “bi.” by Snow in quotes

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

At the core of this is other people's possibly rigid thinking. The author wants others to not think rigidly about him. But forcing certain terms/categories won't achieve this. A person either wants to think more flexibly or they don't care.

Fundamentally people want others to have mental room to appreciate their particular nature. This means at least a temporary break from categorization while the other person is taken in on their own terms.

Though, I'd classify the quoted person not as straight/gay/bi but as promiscuous.

"If we were meant to talk more than listen, we would have two mouths and one ear." Mark Twain by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

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

I was getting lost in my thoughts this morning about how I can say some ridiculous things, as well as everyone else does from time to time too, which made me think that maybe we're all just talking too damn much! Hahaha

“People shouldn’t be forced to categorize themselves as “gay,” “straight,” or “bi.” by Snow in quotes

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

People on this thread seems going to fight.

“People shouldn’t be forced to categorize themselves as “gay,” “straight,” or “bi.” by Snow in quotes

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

"people shouldn't tell other people whether it's okay to be forced to categorize themselves or not. sorry if you're not comfortable in your own skin, other people are categorizing you whether you want them to or not. deal with it and face reality and stop trying to impose your elitist academic moral relativism philosophy on everyone who doesn't think like you."

“People shouldn’t be forced to categorize themselves as “gay,” “straight,” or “bi.” by Snow in quotes

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

Is he gay?

“People shouldn’t be forced to categorize themselves as “gay,” “straight,” or “bi.” by Snow in quotes

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

Gayness is for figs.

“People shouldn’t be forced to categorize themselves as “gay,” “straight,” or “bi.” by Snow in quotes

[–]proc0 7 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 0 fun8 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yeah that's gay.

“People shouldn’t be forced to categorize themselves as “gay,” “straight,” or “bi.” by Snow in quotes

[–]go1dfish 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Full agreement here. Individual freedom means letting people choose how they want to live and them not making the decision of how others must live for them.

“People shouldn’t be forced to categorize themselves as “gay,” “straight,” or “bi.” by Snow in quotes

[–]Popper 7 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 0 fun8 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

if ya get with both dudes and girls you're bi

“People shouldn’t be forced to categorize themselves as “gay,” “straight,” or “bi.” by Snow in quotes

[–]JasonCarswell 3 insightful - 4 fun3 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 4 fun -  (0 children)

I sexually identify as Kafka.

“People shouldn’t be forced to categorize themselves as “gay,” “straight,” or “bi.” by Snow in quotes

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

I wanted to agree with this one if I didn't found out I dislike human. (asexuality)

The ONLY way to destroy a nation or peopoe without war is to destroy the family. Now ask yourself... who is doing the destroying? by Jesus in quotes

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

Any rational logical mind says bullshit.

The ONLY way to destroy a nation or peopoe without war is to destroy the family. Now ask yourself... who is doing the destroying? by Jesus in quotes

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

Jesus is not my fake deity of choice.

"What kind of people are these with such low self-esteem that they need a war to feel better about themselves?" - Bill Hicks by magnora7 in quotes

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

For money. They did at the end of their comedy careers become negative nancies, espeically Hicks who basically told everyone to go F' themselves. I still listen to Carlin though, other than his attack on religion, which he is on point most of the time, though he completely disregards the differene between religion of true christianity and christs preachings and teachings to that of Christiandom.

"What kind of people are these with such low self-esteem that they need a war to feel better about themselves?" - Bill Hicks by magnora7 in quotes

[–]magnora7[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Well I'm not sure they were nihilists, as they cared enough to do their stand up show to help wake others up.

"That's all the media and the politicians are ever talking about - the things that separate us, things that make us different from one another. That's the way the ruling class operates in any society..." - George Carlin by magnora7 in quotes

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

Until they harmonize and create the false unity where they implement world government.

"We are naked in front of the state. They know everything about us. We know nothing about them." Edward Snowden by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

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

Says the guy that shilled DoD state backed encrypted apps, and the official 9/11 narrative. He might not be working directly for the US government anymore, possibly he is a limitied hangout, but he still is, I'm sure of it, working for some agency.

"What kind of people are these with such low self-esteem that they need a war to feel better about themselves?" - Bill Hicks by magnora7 in quotes

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

Bill Hicks became a nihilist at the end of his life as did Geroge Carlin, in which they just stuck their middle finger up to the world. I'm disappointed in them for that.

As for the quote. I think it concerns geopolitical, economical, geographical, ideology and religious views more than it does da' feelz good part. I do not even think they really feel, empathy, so why would they feel good about starting a war? They do it because they want to, and they do it for the reasons stated above. The feeling good part is just the aftereffect. It doesn't really account for the why and how.

The ONLY way to destroy a nation or peopoe without war is to destroy the family. Now ask yourself... who is doing the destroying? by Jesus in quotes

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

Also, your comments are hilariously suspicious. I pray that you see God and do what Jesus preached. God bless.

The ONLY way to destroy a nation or peopoe without war is to destroy the family. Now ask yourself... who is doing the destroying? by Jesus in quotes

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

Lennin. jk, myslef.

The ONLY way to destroy a nation or peopoe without war is to destroy the family. Now ask yourself... who is doing the destroying? by Jesus in quotes

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

Except, if you actually read what Jesus preached and comitted to his words as action and helped the poor, sick and homeless, not as a religion but as a way of life, we all need to start somewhere, the world would be a much better place. You brainwashed by the institutionalized propganda that has whitewashed and trivialized what Jesus preached.

The ONLY way to destroy a nation or peopoe without war is to destroy the family. Now ask yourself... who is doing the destroying? by Jesus in quotes

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

Nah fuck that that bullshit. Religious nut jobs decrying brainwashing, bahahahaha, fucking hilarious.

The ONLY way to destroy a nation or peopoe without war is to destroy the family. Now ask yourself... who is doing the destroying? by Jesus in quotes

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

Exactly who are you quoting?

"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor." - Desmond Tutu by magnora7 in quotes

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

Thank you for the info. History is written by the victors, eh? I had the opportunity to read some letters from that time (translated) from families in Germany to their relatives in the US. They talked about how bad things were, like no water or bread. Then Hitler can along and things got better. It was strange to read how they praised him.

"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor." - Desmond Tutu by magnora7 in quotes

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

They did. I don't doubt that. As for Hitler, and National Socialism, if he had died prior to the war, he would have been regarded as one of the greatest German leaders in history. His anti-Semitism would have been a lull in retrospect to the cause of a sense of pride in middle class Germany, accompanied with one of, if not the greatest restorations in a countries economy. He effectively kicked out the utter torment of foreign speculation, and based the mark on a utilitarian principle. The mainstream today completely ignores everything Hitler might have done or disregards him as simply insane. This alone is worrisome, considering there were legitimate and real reasons for why Hitler came to power and what he wanted Germany and the economy to entail. There are still some great objective books on the Reich, Hitler, and the German economy but have been unfortunately censored by Amazon, Barnes and Noble and all the big American publishers. One does not have to worship or enthrone another Hitler to observe, that much of what we read about him today and Germany are lies and half-truths. If anything, the National socialist economy alone, with its utilitarian principles, should be extensively looked at.

"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor." - Desmond Tutu by magnora7 in quotes

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

But injustice is so subjective that it's meaningless.

"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor." - Desmond Tutu by magnora7 in quotes

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

They were neutral but certain bankers and families in Switzerland did fund National socialism and German industry, which wasn't unfounded when Hitler and his economists decided to privatize banks for a rearmament program.

There is a lie today that Hitler was funded extensively by either the warburgs, Rotschilds, the latter a lie, and big industrialists. The problem is the funding was nowhere close to the opposition groups to NSDAP and the marxist groups. The internationalists detested Hitler and National Socialism. And it goes without saying that Hitler became who he was because of the Treaty of Versailles. If that hadn't been imposed Natioal Socialism would not have risen to such great heights.

In the Pool's book on Hitler's funding as well as a french banned book in America, it illistrates that NSDAP was largel funded by dues, and membership payments as well as by poor and middle class Germans.

"What kind of people are these with such low self-esteem that they need a war to feel better about themselves?" - Bill Hicks by magnora7 in quotes

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

Bill Hicks died in 1994 at the age of 32
In early 1995 his family released a brief essay that he had written a week prior to his death:

"I was born William Melvin Hicks on December 16, 1961 in Valdosta, Georgia. Ugh. Melvin Hicks from Georgia. Yee Har! I already had gotten off to life on the wrong foot. I was always "awake," I guess you'd say. Some part of me clamoring for new insights and new ways to make the world a better place. All of this came out years down the line, in my multitude of creative interests that are the tools I now bring to the Party. Writing, acting, music, comedy. A deep love of literature and books. Thank God for all the artists who've helped me. I'd read these words and off I went—dreaming my own imaginative dreams. Exercising them at will, eventually to form bands, comedy, more bands, movies, anything creative. This is the coin of the realm I use in my words—Vision. On June 16, 1993 I was diagnosed with having "liver cancer that had spread from the pancreas." One of life's weirdest and worst jokes imaginable. I'd been making such progress recently in my attitude, my career and realizing my dreams that it just stood me on my head for a while. "Why me!?" I would cry out, and "Why now!?" Well, I know now there may never be any answers to those particular questions, but maybe in telling a little about myself, we can find some other answers to other questions. That might help our way down our own particular paths, towards realizing my dream of New Hope and New Happiness. Amen. I left in love, in laughter, and in truth and wherever truth, love and laughter abide, I am there in spirit."

"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor." - Desmond Tutu by magnora7 in quotes

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

I mean they held quite a bit of nazi gold... but I see your point

"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor." - Desmond Tutu by magnora7 in quotes

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

During WW II which oppressor did Switzerland side with?

"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor." - Desmond Tutu by magnora7 in quotes

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

I don't think these two quotes are the same. Ostensibly every team is against injustice.

"What kind of people are these with such low self-esteem that they need a war to feel better about themselves?" - Bill Hicks by magnora7 in quotes

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

Good Stuff! It sucks that we've lost so many great minds before their time. Bob Marley's music changed the way I live my life and I always wonder what great insights and powerful philosophies he never got to put in a song. Same with John Lennon. Bill Hicks too, he was a great shit talker!

"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor." - Desmond Tutu by magnora7 in quotes

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

Hmmm...."you're either with us, or against us". Not a good policy to take.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You%27re_either_with_us,_or_against_us

"I would've never agreed to the formation of the Central Intelligence Agency back in '47, if I had known it would become the American Gestapo." - President Harry Truman by magnora7 in quotes

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

Really? How could he NOT know?

It's the marriage of organized crime and the deep state.

For more read Douglas Valentine's "CIA as Organized Crime" A+++

There is no definitive scientific proof through real-world observation that carbon dioxide is responsible for any of the slight warming of global climate which has occurred during the past 300 years. — Patrick Moore, past president of Greenpeace by hennaojisan in quotes

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

You believe that a 60 ppm increase in a gas can throw the climate out of balance?

That's a net change of 0.006% (by molecule).

Why isn't the variation of solar output reported?

Do you think that the primary source of energy should be somehow factored into the climate formula?

Every major prediction they have made has been wrong.

How many bad predictions will they need to make to finally discredit themselves?

There is no definitive scientific proof through real-world observation that carbon dioxide is responsible for any of the slight warming of global climate which has occurred during the past 300 years. — Patrick Moore, past president of Greenpeace by hennaojisan in quotes

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

Most climate scientists are too cowed to speak out against Gore, Greta and Rothschild-backed nonsense because: no research grants, no publication in top journals, and no TENURE.

"Science is more than a body of knowledge. It's a way of thinking, a way of skeptically interrogating the universe." - Carl Sagan by magnora7 in quotes

[–]magnora7[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I like to distinguish "science" - the application of the scientific method, from "scientism" - the belief in the proclamations of the scientific establishment

The naive assumption is that they're the same thing, but after a decade doing scientific research I can tell you they are definitely not the same thing.

"Science is more than a body of knowledge. It's a way of thinking, a way of skeptically interrogating the universe." - Carl Sagan by magnora7 in quotes

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

If only he was a bit more sceptical of his own beliefs. ;-)

"Feelings, by themselves, do not create problems. It is rather the tendency to interpret and analyze them. When, out of habit, you believe those interpretations, it is there that the suffering begins." - Mooji by magnora7 in quotes

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

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

Mooji (born Anthony Moo-Young, 1954) is a Jamaican spiritual teacher based in the UK and Portugal. He gives talks (satsang) and retreats.[1][2] He is listed number 37 in the Watkins Review list of the "100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People 2019".[3]

“I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time - when nearly all the manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues..." by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

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

That's Canada right now, except replace can't with won't and both sides are pushing the Globalist plan.

Canada is fucked and without a war the us will be following along. The UK, France and Sweden have already been lost.

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." - Martin Luther King, Jr. by magnora7 in quotes

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

D = CV*min(1,FR/FV)-CR. FR is the risk applied to people who don't pay. D becomes zero when FR is zero. Increasing CR even to multiples of FR will never resolve the issue because a distribution minus a distribution with both of them having both positive and near zero extents will result in a distribution with a positive extent. Similar issues are relevant to the drug war.

In practical terms CR (risk of commercial activity) is much smaller than FR because generating FR is so much cheaper to do (finding people torrenting) than addressing CR. Police put most of their effort into generating FR thinking that they are helping. More money goes into it and more effect is generated per dollar. It's a three fold problem. More money, more effect per dollar, more impact on the demand curve per amount of risk generated, just happens to be in the exact opposite direction of anything useful. One is a multiplicative effect (with limits) and the other is subtraction (with limits tied to the fact that we are dealing with distributions that make it a bit more like an exponential decay on the area under the demand curve which is roughly proportional to resulting market volume).

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." - Martin Luther King, Jr. by magnora7 in quotes

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

Implementing a prohibition to child pornography has the same economic effect as instituting a copyright for it because it applies risk to people who don't pay which enables a coordination between supply and demand that previously didn't exist. Because of it the production rate of child pornography has sky rocketed since it became a felony matter at the federal level.

I will not be silent. Judges are fucking uneducated on economics.

“I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time - when nearly all the manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues..." by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

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

I believe this lost ability, this loss of connection with Actual Reality comes down to a total lack of education in the nature of mind. All our systems have been built on foundations that lack this wisdom. That is why all systems are failing, and why people feel helpless/disinterested in facing the collapse.

"We are experiencing a reality based on a thin veneer of lies and illusions. A world where greed is our God and wisdom is sin..." - Bill Hicks by magnora7 in quotes

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

Indeed. This is the tradition of the Heyoka, the Trickster, The Fool, the Court Jester. Wisdom disguised as humor or foolishness so that it can be transmitted directly and not censored.

"We are experiencing a reality based on a thin veneer of lies and illusions. A world where greed is our God and wisdom is sin..." - Bill Hicks by magnora7 in quotes

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

Doesn't Bill Hicks look a bit like Alex Jones in that picture...?

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." - Martin Luther King, Jr. by magnora7 in quotes

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

I'm gonna go on the idea that this isn't the greatest quote ever; I could apply this line of thought to the mindless npc's we see daily paving their way to hell with their 'good intentions'.

"We are experiencing a reality based on a thin veneer of lies and illusions. A world where greed is our God and wisdom is sin..." - Bill Hicks by magnora7 in quotes

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

Carlin and Hicks were both really on to some great ideas.

They weren't comedians as much as wise men who happened to used stand-up comedy as a vehicle to convey their message, imo

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." - Martin Luther King, Jr. by magnora7 in quotes

[–]magnora7[S] 5 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

And to think the FBI created that smear campaign about him... criminal. At least it was verified in a court of law

“I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time - when nearly all the manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues..." by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]magnora7 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Why do people lose the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority?

Because life is easy. If they follow the patterns given to them by those above them on the socio-economic hierarchy, it generally works out. This makes people lazy and unquestioning. Complacent.

Hard men create easy times. Easy times creates weak men. Weak men create hard times. Hard times creates hard men.

It's a generational cycle, it never ends, since mankind has existed. How can we break it? Information and wisdom, experience and awareness. But these values aren't passed down when weak men preside, when times are easy. The cycle is as real as physics itself, our only option is to surf that wave, and try to mitigate it the best we can. Thankfully we have the internet this generational go-around.

RIP Carl Sagan

"Be curious. Read widely. Try new things. I think a lot of what people call intelligence boils down to curiosity." - Aaron Swartz by magnora7 in quotes

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

Just trying to help.

You can get what I wanted to say by your intuition, it's nonverbal structure.😊

I am giving an example... I found out that some patients with schizophrenia are very curious, but they are not intelligence.

"Be curious. Read widely. Try new things. I think a lot of what people call intelligence boils down to curiosity." - Aaron Swartz by magnora7 in quotes

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

Just trying to help.

"Be curious. Read widely. Try new things. I think a lot of what people call intelligence boils down to curiosity." - Aaron Swartz by magnora7 in quotes

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

Yeah, did I said something wrong about my shitty second language?

We should make his photo black and white in Chinese culture background... It's for a dead person you loved. But don't mind that, he is not a Chinese anyway.

"Be curious. Read widely. Try new things. I think a lot of what people call intelligence boils down to curiosity." - Aaron Swartz by magnora7 in quotes

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

Do you mean to say that if someone is intelligent, they must be curious. But someone who is curious isn't necessarily intelligent? I agree with that.

"Be curious. Read widely. Try new things. I think a lot of what people call intelligence boils down to curiosity." - Aaron Swartz by magnora7 in quotes

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

The correlation between intelligence and curiosity...

If someone is very intelligence, he must be curious, but if someone is curious, he is not must be very intelligence...

"Be curious. Read widely. Try new things. I think a lot of what people call intelligence boils down to curiosity." - Aaron Swartz by magnora7 in quotes

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

Should we make his photo black and white?

Maybe cultural difference...

"Be curious. Read widely. Try new things. I think a lot of what people call intelligence boils down to curiosity." - Aaron Swartz by magnora7 in quotes

[–]magnora7[S] 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

That's a great quote too, I hadn't heard that one before. Makes perfect sense to me.

"Those who do not find time for exercise will have to find time for illness." Edward Smith Stanley by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

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

I once was sad and somebody told me that exercising would work.

Now I'm sad, but with a bad knee.

"Be curious. Read widely. Try new things. I think a lot of what people call intelligence boils down to curiosity." - Aaron Swartz by magnora7 in quotes

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

Great quote.

Bob Ross has a similiar quote, something like "Talent is just interest pursued." If you are interested enough and you dive deep, you become smarter and happier.