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  1. Taking another perspective on suicide. On a second note, he kinda looks like Leo
  2. I am making this thread to discuss JRE #1593 with Carl Hart, who is an expert on substances and substance usage. For me it was an enlightening experience to hear an expert on the topic who is also a user. He is calm about talking about his experience and not hiding it, which is a real brave move from his side. I think with people like him we will have more compassion and understanding for drugs and drug users.
  3. Hello people! In the last few months there has been debates about passing a certain bill about "right to repair". This would define who would have the right to repair certain devices. The fiasco behind this was probably all started when Apple started suing individual repair shops when they started replacing non-commercially replacable batteries, posting this option as dangerous, which is just a false wording to put people on their sides with fearmongering. The big question is: Who owns the right to a physical products' alteration and repair after purchase? It seems almost obvious that it should be the customer, but big corporations are now posing a threat to this statement. A few cases where pros and cons can be made for right to repair: -Electronic products: Can phone and laptop buyers repair or alter their own products, or bring them to individual repair shops OR do they have to bring them in to a certain qualified repair shop? -Motorical products: Do farmers have the right to repair their own equipment after purchase or does it all have to be made in certain qualified repair shops? -Schematics: Do companies owe us, the customers the schematics of our products after we purchase them (this was the regular case not long ago) My personal fear in this case, that if big companies win via lobbying, they will make themselves in a more monopolistic situation, where you can only turn a certain equipment in to a single brand of shops, this way they can easily manipulate prices of both repair and their product parts. Informative videos on this:
  4. This correlates soooo much to Leo's last episode about corruption.
  5. For anyone who wants to dig more into the topic: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ZGKUNL0/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_taft_p1_i2
  6. I also think that people being so paranoid in the US helps a lot to the contribution of firearm culture, which creates a good homeostasis, guns make people buy guns, easy to see. I submerged into this issue for years, trying to figure out solutions or mitigations and for a start I looked into how the numbers are looking. This helped me understand where starting to curb the issue would be ideal. https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/gun-deaths/ shows the issue well researched, and have a few articles about these issues. Also one idea that I heard about mass shootings (in one of the Joe Rogan podcasts, unfortunately I don't remember which one) is that the issue should be treated as "assisted suicides", since the person doing them does not have any intentions of coming back.
  7. Sorry to disappoint you Leo, but a coat hanger can create a fully automatic rifle, so regulation about those items is only a small help, however understandable. I would like to add to the list of proposals: safe cabinets for keeping firearms unattended/at home. This would at least contribute to the lessening of the amount of guns entering into criminal circulation.
  8. Maybe not the removal side but today I found a product that is great for prevention: D-lead It removes heavy metals from the skin helping to prevent absorption (comes handy for me since I am a range instructor) http://uniquetek.com/product/T1262
  9. @Shiva Need: health and safety needs of gun ranges, talking on the physical level: richocets, lead soil toxication etc. Another need: financial; how to turn a passive asset into revenue Unique value: true honesty towards gun ranges: pay back percentile of profit I gain from recycling, but only after recycling Customers: indoor and outdoor civilian and military ranges, either running or already shut down ones. Revenue stream: retrieve scrap metals, then sell them to recycling stations/smelters Key partners: shooting ranges, recycling stations, smelters, environmental organisations (?) Cost factors: world trade value of lead, percentile agreement on the scrap, transportation and workforce cost. Funding: maybe environmental funding from government. Funding is only nescessary for the startup equipment. Promote the business: only via words of others. Probably the best in the firearm industry. Channels: real life visits and talking. So whatcha think?
  10. So since I was heavily bullied in high school I enacted belief systems that made it survivable but blocked me from further development. Such belief systems were and some still are: I deserve the the physical/verbal abuse I get I am not worthy of happiness Since others don't see their own biases, I will point it out for them, so that they would have a reason to hate me Noone acts the way they talk, so I will do so. I will be other people's moral side. I will be the moral one in society, so I will have the right to be judgemental. So with these rules I have set for myself I started acting judgemental and moralising. My speech became silent, I watched people to see their dark side, I became the typical last century psychologist. The one that sets up a hypothesis of childhood trauma then puts you in a cage of words where you can't evolve yourself from. I started putting my own personal judgements at the end of every statement. I became so obsessed at my own morals that noone elses feelings or thoughts mattered for me. One of the conversations between me and my friend could be like: -Hey, what do you think of the new guy in the school? -He seems cool, but I see that the way he walks is overconfident or trying to be superior, so I would not talk to him. Another big one is using big or scientific words or adjectives cutting in the sentences of other people to show that I know what the other person is talking about. So now that I am absolutely sure of these biases, I will try to work on the belief systems so that I would actually be a still honest, but nice-to-be-around person.
  11. Started using Alpha GPC in this week. Honestly out of the seven nootropics I tried this one is probably in top three (along with L-theanine and Lion's mane) The help it does is that it gave me enough power to work on self development after my work hours (a big one for me, daily 10 hours of work)
  12. Hello fellow actualizers! I am around to have my business get started. My plan is to extract and collect shooting range scrap.(I am working as a range instructor currently) It's a pretty good work considering almost noone does it in my country Please tell me your honest opinions about it.
  13. Daily 3x green tea works like a charm for me to regain focus
  14. Have you been taking any other drugs recently? How about supplements? Do you meditate? Do you have any gastrointestinal problems? Did you fast before taking the shrooms? Did you drink any soft drinks/juices before or after taking them?