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  1. Just finished watching this documentary, very eye-opening IMO. It's about the role of online platforms and social manipulation done in the politics of today. Share your thoughts if you've watched it. To me, this film certainly explains a lot. The sudden rise of patriotism and nationalism among teens in Ukraine, which sparked a violent revolution. The corrupt rIght wing leader in Brazil. How a not very popular guy becomes president of the United States. Why there is so much polarization in social media, and more. I distinctly remember in 2016 being bombarded by ads and commercials about how fraudulent and dishonest Hilary is, just to promote Trump. It's a sneaky way to nudge you in the direction they want you to go, without doing it openly. They make you feel that you've derived something for yourself, when if fact, they found out your weaknesses and made you follow the social trend. A good example they gave was the election in Trinidad. Maybe we no longer have meddling just in foreign elections. it's just a thought... Short summary: A company called Cambridge Analytica (CA) uses our private data to construct targeted propaganda for promoting their client's agenda. CA referred to itself as a "behaviour change company", and had worked for / is potentially funded by the CIA. They have access to personal data from all the major platform, the data included browsing history, comments, posts, photos, even personal DMs. These are the people who architected Brexit and many other political uprisals around the world. In 2016 they received a contract to support Trump's campaign for the presidency. Being a software company, CA employes data scientists who mine big data and create custom user profiles, which they further use to manipulate and sway your opinion. At the beginning of the campaign, CA had over 5000 data points from 30 million American voters, which is a gross violation of any privacy rights. They did not target every voter equally, their primary targets are what they call "Persuadables". These were the voters that their algorithm identified as being potentially deceived into voting for their client. In other words, thanks to the analysis of all the private data, they knew exactly what buttons to push. As shown in the documentary, their tools of propaganda were extremely successful. Ted Cruz went from being nobody to becoming the second Republican candidate. And of course, Trump won the election. In the end, thanks to brave whistleblowers, this stuff came to light, which caused that famous investigation into Facebook, and CA went under the bus. But this company was only a facade in the first place. I don't think this trickery will stop, and that might have issues here with the democratic process, privacy, deceit and manipulation.
  2. I think you usually pay more attention to the most significant digit. 29.99 is associated subconsciously with 20s, when in reality you pay 30. sneaky.. sneaky...
  3. I did over 40mg+, althought I dont know the purity of my substance. I was laying down with my body loose and my eyes closed during the peak. I don't think I'd be able to sit still and remain stoic. I was hit with such a radical expansion of consciousness, that it pretty much knocked me out of this world. The reality broke down to its core of pure consciousness. I had no visual field, thoughts, sounds, or anything. It's impossible to imagine or describe. I think its not about the dose. There is no race for who can do more 5meo. Take as much as you need to learn what it has to offer. If it happens the be smaller quantities, even better.
  4. As someone who was raised and lived most of my life in Israel, I cannot AGREE more. Israelis constructed a huge wall between themselves and other nations (even literally). It's frightening to see that some don't even consider Palestinians as people anymore. The attachment to Israeli identity is huge. The funny thing is, a lot of Israelis have roots in the neighbouring counties - Iran, Iraq, Syria etc. What separates them from others is just the mentally constructed identity. Things are getting better though. People are opening to Green and starting to give up old values.
  5. I work as an electronics technologist for a company that works in the radio frequency field. For studies, I did two two-year programs in electronics engineering. We are a small company, so I get to do more interesting and diverse work of design and testing of various circuits. One interesting project we have is a prototype power generator for an electric space propulsion engine. It is used for satellites and potentially may be used for missions to Mars.
  6. if you separate love and companionship from sexual desires of the body, I can see how polygamy it can work. You can relate to a person and have a deep connection with somebody without having sex. And on the other side, you can have plenty of sex while never developing an emotional connection. With both being true, it should be possible to separate the two. Meaning you can have that special partner, while also being with others to satisfy that needs of the body. Ultimately it all comes down to the values of society you grew up in. If monogamy was encouraged, that's what you will adopt. Someone who grew up in a tribal community, for example, might have a different set of values. I see it as a Greener approach. Green is very community oriented. it's about sharing the experience with others and having fun. A stage blue, for example, will be very rigid and all about that traditional marriage. While Orange might be somewhere in between.
  7. I love Leo's post about survival strategies. You've made excellent highlights! I found a couple of more examples that illustrate how complex and highly intelligent survival mechanisms are. When observing the Nature consciously, it becomes very apparent that an intelligence far more magnificent than humans can understand is at play on every corner. Tuskfish uses tools to maximize its survival: Pufferfish creates amazing art to attract mates: Cuttlefish has incredible hypnotic body patterns: (the Cuttlefish also uses smart reproductive tactics. Smaller males will pretend to be a female to sneak into the big male's harem and reproduce with the females.)
  8. I think you didn't take enough, or didn't the right psychedelic. There comes a point where you simply cannot deny or dumb down the experience. When the experience becomes more real than your ordinary state of consciousness, then you made it.
  9. Very good post! Straight to the point
  10. it is quite shocking, to say the least. The experience itself is extremely powerful and life-shattering. But also, the integration of it can be quite tricky. It is completely unexplainable what is going on at the peak of 5-meo. Our regular notion of reality collapses instantly. You return to that mysterious state in which you existed before you were born. Of course not as a "you" that you know yourself to be. The tricky part is how the heck do you reconcile that after you come back. You've experienced something impossible and completely out of the realm of your ordinary existence, or even some meditative states. With that being said, the experience is the Truth. It is the most sacred thing and everybody should have it. It is God, it is Infinity, it is Void and complete unity. Don't be discouraged, it is equally beautiful as it is grand and shocking. If it gets too hairy, you can always remember that you will be back to your present existence. The understanding will remain and you will be grateful for it. Godspeed.
  11. all it does is produces more EMF that is so called "good for you" ( I would question that assumption ). It doesn't cancel existing EMF, which is actually impossible with a device like this. At least tinfoil will attenuate existing EM waves.. and really almost metal will do.
  12. The situation is only getting worse as the US ( with Trump ) advances its geopolitical game. Seems like the 'Iraq war' scenario is unfolding again, this time with Iran.
  13. Grades in and of themselves are irrelevant. It's true that once you are out in the real world they might not be as important. With that being said, if you don't have the will power and work ethic to get your grades right, you have no change in the real world anyway. Study for the sake of maturing yourself and developing the right habits. It's all about being responsible, hard-working and dedicated. Leo said many times, study for the knowledge and the practice of studying, don't study for the grades exclusively. If you can't even put the effort to get good grades, how will you overcome the challenge of working on a business to escape wage slavery?
  14. Here is a story that illustrates the mania for success, entrepreneurship, and fake change that is going on in our society. The CEO in the story is ofc massively delusional, but she is a radical example. The same principles of business, technology, and personal success operate to a lesser degree in all Orange views of the world. There is a selfish motive underneath appraisal of technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship. It becomes a game of politics and deceit. (This YT channel is nice, but also very much sold on the idea that technology will save the world)