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  1. Again...if you think I thought something I think you thought....wrong....or more accurately, incorrectly about my thoughts. ...aren't all words a game? It's all in our imagination.
  2. Buying a stock isn't skirting of anything or a loophole of's what the market is!
  3. I didn't say it is a crime or that it's wrong but there is a difference between buying a stock so profiting off it's well being to the benefit of others and selling a stock and profiting off it's ill being...or demise at the expense of others. Things are what they are....we don't have to moralize them with words of good and evil or right and wrong we can just explain what it actually is and it speaks for itself. Besides....if you think I thought, I think you thought.... wrong.
  4. I prefer that the zoomers better start making the government nice by voting for and running for office...we are running out of time to prevent greater catastrophe and misery.
  5. They may go after social media in some fashion to protect establishment interests but a collective of individuals making each their own decision to buy a stock isn't the same as the largest shareholder of a company from making public statements about that company. Unless they illegally accessed information not publicly available to make that decision, which at this moment I don't know that they have, then this would be something they could be prosecuted for because they violated SEC laws. I'm not trying to be argumentative with you, just trying to clarify to the best of my understanding so please forgive me if I come across as such.
  6. Wrong is a relative term and can be used to mean a wide array of behavior but crime is an objective violation of established laws... these two aren't all that interchangeable. Buying a stock isn't a manipulation, it isn't wrong, it isn't a crime. It's what happens every single day on the market, it's what the market is. So they didn't manipulate prices or commit a crime. They did what the market is there for....though one may think stock markets are 'wrong', but that's relative.
  7. Yep, in the 2008 RE crash they blamed the people who took out the loans for it, not the people who created subprime loans, who then packaged those loans in an instrument sell to others to trade in speculation so that tanked the value of the assets. They bailed out everyone except the people who lost their homes, in fact, they let the people who crashed the market for profit take the homes, too. Then politicians whip people into a red scare frenzy blaming socialists for the financial ills of capitalism even though it's socialists that seeks to protect the middle class working people from capitalists and inspires them to storm government buildings.
  8. Who is the one that used the word crime? So what are you complaining about?
  9. There have been two previous precedents set for impeachment after someone left office so it's not breaking any new ground. Was the process established by McConnell in Trump's first impeachment nonpartisan? Hardly....this is typical grandstanding lying hypocrisy from Rand as only Republicans can do so well. Any person holding any public office inciting insurrection must be held accountable and impeachment is this process, this must not be ignored, it threatens our democracy. Just because the bank robber has already made their getaway and is not in the bank anymore doesn't mean they can't be held accountable for what they did.
  10. The WSB crowd didn't commit any crime, they used publicly available information to make individual decisions to buy a stock,. This isn't manipulation, it's doing what the market is there for, buying shares of a company and any time there is demand for shares the price goes up. It's how the market works. The hedge finds on the other hand were actually manipulating stock prices to harm the company, it's employees and other share holders so they can make a profit. They just lost money this time and allowing the hedge funders to frame the circumstances as the crowd doing the 'wrong' while ignoring it was actually them who were doing it is what them and the media want to do. It's probably what the government will do too because they are in the pocket of the wealthy wall street financiers. So in conclusion no crime was committed by the crowd but the government will probably protect the poor widdle wealthy hedge funds from the big bad meanie crowd.
  11. A misidentification is what it is....a mirage exists, it is what it is. It may not be as it appears but it exists as it is. This is acceptance of what is. The misinterpretation of illusion as 'does not exist' is a common one and yes, it exists, yet an illusion is 'not as it appears'. We can transcend the appearance of self like seeing how the magician does the illusion, the mind is a mental magician performance for the observer, our awareness. Then you go on to say the body is still which is it? Dropped or still here? Your right about spiritual ego, though, it sneaks back in all sorts of belief about 'what is' to justify itself. "Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." - Albert Einstein
  12. @VeganAwake You don't know what I experience but I am aware of yours. You have become aware of awareness at the heart, so to speak, of consciousness that is free from self, this isn't something that 'falls away', it just is. It was there when we were a baby and as we grew we became distracted from presence by the activity of the mind, that activity is generating the sense of self. Except, now we aren't distracted from presence, unattached awareness of being. Yet the sense of self still exists because the body still has the urges, impulses and sensations of it's biological nature. Our stomach still grumbles, our toe hurts when we stub it and it produces the stuff it did before to motivate the preservation of the organic entity. The change is in that we aren't distracted by it, we keep present in unattached awareness so this is that 'freedom' you speak of. It's what brings liberation because we don't attach to the mind's activity and place our trust in the identity it presents so cease self suffering. There is opportunity for us to condition the mind and body to be less 'clingy' in it's activity so it comes in harmony with awareness. This subconscious cultivation can amplify the presence we experience, our being finds unity through it and without any inner conflict it is a tangible peace. The difference is that I don't create a story around this experience, I just be it. The dogmatic no self narrative is surely popular but it is another belief system oriented around dualism of true and false. You can craft your story telling so it is flawless according to the sages through the ages but it is just a story. So don't mistake what I perceive and experience but it transcends the no self story, what is just is and I don't need to create it to be something more than what it is, I just accept what is. But yea... you keep honing your story, someone will believe it....mostly you.
  13. You just stated something you trust is true... then say there's no one there that believes anything because the self isn't real....which is what you accept as true, you believe it. It really is quite humorous the way people spend so much energy telling everyone how nobody exists....again and again in every way possible....yea, quite humorous. You can try to circle back around with their same no self talk a few more times but it doesn't obscure what is, I see it clearly as it is.
  14. So you believe that no self/no belief =, interesting. belief : something that is accepted, considered to be true.
  15. Being awareness transcends...... why limit isness through our experience's perception of it?
  16. @zeroISinfinity hmmmm ok, thanks? haha
  17. Until awakening to it one won't realize one can transcend the 'truth/false', 'reality/illusion' and 'I/god' imaginary conceptualizations. There just is.....and being awareness is just what is.
  18. @mandyjw People are lazy, many want instant soup that others have made and will measure others to it but even if we make our own the inner nazi appears to measure others according to our soup.
  19. Thanks for proving the point. You have no authority over anyone else's experience to tell them it's 'not true', 'false' or 'wrong' no matter how much you believe in your own experience and perception of that experience. Transcending our own experience as 'truth' is of the no-self path so to speak.
  20. @mandyjw It is wise to be aware of our own inner 'soup nazi' that takes our mystical experience and perception of it to create a 'truth' conceptual paradigm and measures (imaginary)others according to it.
  21. When someone is telling others that they are not awake because the experiences aren't the same it's an indication of how much awakening still is untapped in their perception. What some people are unaware of is that the experience they have is their own and not a universal experience that all have the same way so there is no such thing as a 'wrong' or 'false' experience. One can say it's not belief but trusting that one's experience is 'true' is what a belief is so if someone isn't relying on their belief in their own experience being 'true' then they would not say to another theirs is 'false'.
  22. Including 'I am god' which is just another belief concept the mind has been psychologically primed to imagine is the 'truth'. I was told I am not awake for saying the same thing so not sure how well it will be received here.
  23. Awaken to being awareness, of presence. The aspect I was waiting for him to mention is the quenching of yearning, it is tangible in our experience of being.
  24. So much hamster wheel running,...haha, being transcends it....awareness is freed from the 'vice'. Awaken to being aware.