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  1. Trump has to win this election or he’s kaput, finito. They say each indictment is garnering him votes, but from who mostly? Right wing nut jobs? I’m actually interested in the extent that these indictments have affected his chances of getting reelected. Saying that the indictments will guarantee his election is already assumed because the right has no other choice but to capitalize on his indictments. If I was in his position, I would be doing the exact same thing to not lose support from my base.
  2. I feel like using psychedelics is too all over the place as far as experiences go. And downers actually push you more towards unconsciousness as Eckhart Tolle describes when talking about weed or alcohol. So let’s talk about stimulants for a minute here instead. I’m not necessarily referring to cocaine or meth since those have a high tendency to make you very egocentric. I am referring plain old, pharmaceutical amphetamines such as Vyvanse or Adderall. Euphoric dopamine rush aside, amphetamines are primarily known for improving focus and alertness. These benefits are related to the benefits of meditation or ‘abiding as awareness’. I am prescribed Vyvanse and I find that it really clears my head and makes it a lot easier to be ‘in the moment’. It’s not a silver bullet because I can still fall into the same traps of identifying with my thoughts like I do without it, but it sure makes it harder. I’ve actually had most of my glimpses of who I truly am while on my medication.
  3. I’ve got family members who support Trump and every time I ask them what it’s going to take for them to be convinced he’s a criminal, their response is that it’s purely a political play due to the democrats being scared of losing against Trump. So let me ask all the lefties here, how confident are you that Trump won’t win?
  5. 20 years in prison for promoting LGBT, death penalty for ‘aggravated homosexuality’.
  6. There are studies done on this sort of thing where a link between homophobia and homosexuality was found. This is not to say that it is always the case, but should be a consideration to be taken into account.
  7. I think the main deciding factor for me is the side that is least for organized religion with the belief in a personal god. In that respect, I’ve gotta give it to the liberals. The driving force behind America’s independence was liberal in nature ever since the American Revolution and then everything else was just built on top of that. The Union was basically the democrat party of today and the South was today’s republican party. Even though both sides were pretty religious (unlike now), the more progressive one ended up winning the Civil War and of course Lincoln had to be assassinated because someone couldn’t stand his lionization of tolerance.
  8. So are we just prolonging their demise? There should be a point where any additional offensive assistance would involve a hot war between Russia and the U.S. I don’t see Russia backing off any time soon, they have nukes at the end of the day. If they lose badly enough, they can just drop a nuke to alleviate their loss.
  9. The problem is that everyone believes they’re voting ‘for the lesser evil’. Conservatives would agree with you that it’s about picking the better of the two. What then?
  10. Even Ted Cruz, along with Biden came out denouncing it.
  11. No, I was not on anything at the time of writing this. This is me expressing my true self. The mind or ego is like a bratty teenager-it wakes up in the morning taking existence for granted, pissed at how perfect everything is. Folks, we are and always have been, experiencing ecstasy and God moment-by-moment. We just refuse to wake up to it because we are preoccupied with trivial bullshit. It is right under our noses and we just pussyfoot around it until age 40, 50, 60..all the way up until we’re laying on our deathbed thinking “what the fuck”. It’s like being asleep while awake, except that in this context asleep means no mental activity or better put, no self-conscious activity going on. It’s literally like having that peace from any drug high, but sober. The good news is that unlike a drug, it isn’t going anywhere. It was here all along and you’re the one who left it behind. Accepting this moment as is, is interpreted by the mind as agreeing with it. This is a big mistake because the moment you agree with something, you can also disagree with it at the same time. Instead, it is not about agreeing, but allowing things to be. All thoughts and emotions ever want is to be. It is not about rationalizing, manipulating your own thoughts, and bullshitting yourself, as that leads to fake positivity. And if anyone has a problem with “letting things be”, I’ve got bad news for you. You’re already too late by the time you try to change that thought or that emotion because it’s already here. Fake positivity is an attempt to change a thought or emotion in order to replace it with something more palatable to the mind, or ego. All objects of awareness are imperfect, all thoughts, emotions, conjectures, rationalizations, interpretations….are half truths with their own opposites. You know when you’ve identified with the ego when you THINK you know something. The ego is cunning in that it masquerades like awareness. They are however, not the same and this is why: awareness is able to witness the ego-the ego can be noticed. The ego itself doesn’t notice anything, it doesn’t have awareness, it is dead. Notice all the tight spots throughout your body, you’ll be surprised how many you find. Every time you notice a tightness somewhere and loosen it, you free yourself just a little bit more. You know you’re abiding as awareness when there’s a sort of neutrality about everything. You’re not too joyful, but you’re also not miserable. The ego loves extremes so it chases either because it is itself, extreme. You also know you’re abiding as awareness when you’re completely spontaneous. You don’t have to think about what to do next because you already know what to do next. When awareness takes action, it is art. When ego takes action, it is work. There’s just this overwhelming feeling of spaciousness, it’s like being drunk yet sharp at the same time. Imagine taking a shower that’s neither too hot or too cold, instead it is just fresh that’s exactly what enlightenment or “being God” feels like. Just inhale, and exhale. You are here for the first time. Everything, I repeat, everything is a joke. And it’s not a joke in the retarded sense where nothing matters and everything else is dogshit. It’s a joke in the sense that it’s coming from a place of such deep compassion, such deep understanding, that everything just melts into love. There is nothing to understand because there is no other to understand. THAT is the understanding. Your suffering is your avoidance of love. Allow yourself to dissolve into this love, for that is your inevitable destination.
  12. Former student. The transphobia is surely going to ignite with this one. The thing is that I’m not surprised this happened. Pastors have been talking about gays being put to death and praising past LGBT massacres. Here’s a pastor calling for gays to be shot. Could it be that Christian bigotry of LGBT played a role?
  13. Statute of limitations keeps getting throwing around as if too much time has passed, therefore rendering all charges invalid. The right is doing its damned best to turn this into a benefit for them. How likely is it that this will help Trump/found guilty on something?
  14. How did progressive ideology confound and confuse the shooter?
  15. We’re about to find out from the manifesto. The trans community is on high alert right now, especially in Tennessee. The transphobic rhetoric of the likes of Marjorie Taylor Greene is only fueling genocidal tendencies.
  16. How could they ever let a good tragedy go to waste? They wouldn’t be the Republican Party without it.
  17. The main point of that video is the footage of what that pastor said only. I don’t need anything else from the young turks or their “weighing in” on it. I didn’t watch it past the clip of the pastor.
  18. What do you mean by there is a lot of mental illness in the trans community? Mental illness as in gender dysphoria only or mental illness for being trans without having the gender dysphoria? Reason I’m asking is because right wingers consider all trans to be mentally ill. Are you saying it the same way they are saying that or do you mean something else?
  19. No mass shooting is ever justified, but that doesn’t mean it couldn’t have been avoided. It doesn’t mean that something didn’t happen to that shooter which led to such a crime.
  20. I mean, George Floyd was a victim regardless of his crimes wasn’t he? So why can’t this shooter be a victim also? Leftists go on about how people who snap are victims of society, bigotry, systemic racism. I agree Former student of a Christian school, the same religion that condemns gays to hell, what are the chances? I am curious what that manifesto has to say. Maybe this will be a wake up call for Christians to reevaluate how they interpret the Bible.
  21. To me it looks like petty tit for tat. My question is, what were these warrants out for Putin going to achieve anyways? I think it makes the ICC look like a complete joke that even Russia doesn’t recognize its jurisdiction. What is the point of the ICC when its jurisdiction isn’t even recognized? This is a lot like the Edward Snowden case with countless warrants and charges against him. In reality, he wipes himself with these warrants and charges after using the restroom. Everyone knows a nuclear war has no winners. Everyone is just licking their wounds at this point.
  22. I did hear something of the underground missile system known as the “nuclear sponge”. In any case, if we are so confident Russia wouldn’t win in a nuclear war, then there should be no hesitation imposing a no-fly zone in Ukraine. These U.S. generals wouldn’t be saying that “there are no winners in a nuclear war” on TV. If the West was so confident it could win, then it wouldn’t be squandering so much in this conflict at Ukraine’s expense. I could just imagine Russian officials laughing at the ICC’s arrest warrants. “Dimitri! Open up case against the ICC and pour me another shot of vodka!” And regarding putting pressure on China, the U.S. media was having a mental breakdown over potential Chinese aid to Russia via weapons. What’s the U.S. going to do? Withdraw its McDonalds and Subways from China as well? Saying there’s only 8 hypersonic missiles in Russia doesn’t sound like a secret the CIA would keep nor would the U.S. government tell us exactly what its defense is comprised of. And even if a select individuals know, you can be sure they swore an oath to not divulge such information to the general public.
  23. Russia supposedly has hypersonic missiles along with China, something the U.S. is behind in. Even though Russian military is a joke, the West has to be careful about their involvement in Ukraine or it will go from proxy war to hot war which is why many western countries are reluctant on what sort of aid to send to Ukraine. The U.S. has said before that it’s primary defense method against nuclear attacks is deterrence, meaning that we are only going to fire back what we’ve got as we’re getting leveled by other’s nuclear missiles. I wouldn’t trust a single thing the U.S. or Russia says either. They’re both superpowers looking to preserve themselves, so propaganda is at the forefront of both.