Thursday, February 19, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Alec Baldwin Superbowl
Alec Baldwin is in 30 Rock with fellow pseudo-rebel Tina Fey. 30 Rockefeller Center. Dirty Rock (Dirt? Earth? ;p). Dirty Iraq. Btw, Tina it's not a succesful parody if the original is funnier.
Much more at this playlist.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
The wizard leaned against the rock and looked over the hills as if he saw more there than there was. His tone was full of sorrow. "Because Richard, lots of people need to be ruled to be able to live. In their selfishness and greed, they see free people as their oppressors. They want a leader that will cut the bigger plants so the sun will reach them. They feel no plant can become bigger than the smallest one, so all plants get light. They'd rather receive a guiding light, no matter the fuel, than to light a candle themselves."
Some think that when Rahl wins he will smile at them and they will be rewarded, and so to win his favor they are as ruthless as him. Some are simply blind for the truth and fight for the lies they hear. And some notice, when that guiding light is burning, that they are chained, and then it's too late." Zedd stroked his sleeves smooth alongside his arms and sighed. "There have always been wars, Richard. Every war is a murderous battle between enemies. And yet no army ever went to the battlefield with the idea that the Creator had chosen the side of their enemy."
Richard shook his head. "It makes no sense."
"I'm quite certain Rahl's followers think us to be monsters, capable of anything. They will hear endless stories about the ruthless cruelty of their enemy. I'm sure that none of them knows much about Darken Rahl, except what has been told to them by Darken Rahl himself."
The wizard frowned, his intelligent eyes sharp. "Maybe it's a twisted display of logic, but that doesn't make it less threatening or lethal. Rahl's followers only have to crush us, they need not understand anything else. But if you want to win, against a stronger enemy, you will have to use your head."
Excerpt from Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth: Wizard's first rule. Translated from dutch.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
He turned to Richard. "Draw the Sword." The special, ringing, metal noise filled the late noon air when he drew it. Zedd leaned further forwards. "Now I will show you the most important aspect of the sword, but to do that you have to give up your position as Seeker for a short while and allow me to name Kahlan the Seeker."
Kahlan looked suspiciously at Zedd: "I don't want to be a Seeker."
"Only for this demonstration, my dear." He gestured Richard to give her the sword. She hesitated before she took it with both hands. The weight was unbearable and she lowered the tip on the grass. Zedd waved his hands above her head: "Kahlan Amnell, I name you the Seeker." She kept her eyes on him with the same suspicious look. Zedd put his finger under her chin and lifted her head. His eyes were wild. He brought his face closer to hers and spoke with soft voice.
"When I left the Midland with this sword, Darken Rahl put these two trees here with his magic. To mark me, to be able to come and get me when he chooses to. The same Darken Rahl that had your sister killed." Her expression became darker. "The same Darken Rahl that is following you, to kill you like he did Dennee." Hate was rising in her eyes. She clenched her teeth so the muscles in her strong jaw became visible. The Sword of Truth rose from the ground. Zedd went to stand behind her. "This tree is his. You have to stop him."
The sword flashed through the autumn air with a speed and power that Richard barely held possible. A loud cracking sound went through bigger tree, as if a thousand branches broke at once. Splinters flew everywhere. The tree seemed to be momentarily suspended in air, and then fell with a boom (boom, flemish/dutch for tree ;p) next to what was left of it in the ground.
Richard knew he would have needed at least ten good axe strikes to do the same.
Zedd let the sword glide out of Kahlans hands. She sank to her knees, and put her hands in front of her face. Immediately Richard squatted next to her to support her.
"Kahlan, what's the matter?"
"I'm ok." She put a hand on his shoulder and he helped her up. Her face was pale, but she tried to smile anyway. "But I distance myself from my position as Seeker."
Richard turned to the wizard. "Zedd, what is this for nonsense? Darken Rahl didn't put that tree there. I've seen you water those trees and care for them. If you'd put a knife to my throat, I would say that you planted them to remember your wife and daughter."
Zedd smiled only mildly. "Very good, Richard. Here is your sword. Now you are the Seeker again. Now you cut down the small tree, my boy, and I will explain."
Frustrated Richard took the sword in both hands; he felt the anger surge through him again. He directed the sword with a powerful swing up towards the remaining tree. The tip of the sword cut through the air whistling. Just before the sword hit the tree, it suddenly stopped, as if the air around it had become too thick to let it through. Richard stepped back amazed. He looked at the sword and tried again. Once more the sword stopped. The tree wasn't hit. He looked at Zedd in a fury who was grinning with folded arms.
Richard put the sword away. "Ok, what's going on."
Zedd innocently raised his eyebrows. "Have you se how easily Kahlan cut through the big gtree?" Richard frowned. Zedd smiled. "He could have been made of iron. The sword would have gone through it just as easily. You are stronger than Kahlan and you couldn't even scratch the little tree."
"Yes, Zedd, I noticed that."
Zedd's forehead wrinkled as if he was amazed. "And how is that, do you think?"
Richard's frustration melted away. This was the way in which Zedd always taught him, by letting him give the answer himself. "I would say that it had something to do with the intention. She thought the tree was evil, I didn't."
Zedd stuck a bony finger in the air. "Very good, my boy!"
Kahlan reacted nervously. "Zedd, I don't get it. I destroyed the tree, but it wasn't evil. It was innocent."
"That, my dear, is what this demonstration is about. Reality is not relevant. Perception is everything. If you think it is the enemy you can destroy it, wether true or not. The magic interprets only your perception. It will not harm someone you deem innocent, but it will destroy everyone you see as an enemy, within limits. Only what you believe is the determining factor, and not if those beliefs are true.
Richard was somewhat overwhelmed. "That doesn't leave any room for mistakes. What happens if you're not sure?" Zedd lifted an eyebrow. "I'd better be sure, my boy, otherwise you could get a heap of troubles. The magic could read things from your mind where you are not even conscious of. It could be dual. You could kill a friend, or not kill an enemy.
Excerpt from Terry Goodkind's The Sword of Truth 1: Wizard's First Rule.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Update: PC is fubar, dunno when I'll be able to afford a new one (lol!). I have internet and an old AMD K6 which is barely keeping together, along with an even older win98 computer lol. So I'll be able to post a little. I have a job interview at a helicopter company monday, so send me some positive vibes please!
At last, the mystery of Tom Bombadil's identity has been solved.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Really good liars are everywhere, but they can’t control what they don’t know they’re doing. Here’s some stuff that most people will automatically do when weaving a yarn.
- If the liar actually believes they are lying, and that it is wrong, then watch for negative self evaluation gestures. These are usually touching of the nose or ears. Yes it sounds silly. Yes, we almost all do it. No, we don’t realize it.
- Eye contact almost always weakens during the actually telling of the lie. Except if someone’s doing that “look in my eyes and tell me” thing. In which case eye contact is mandatory.
- Most liars tell lies “palms down”. It’s a subconscious move that is defensive and deceptive. Showing someone your palms makes you feel vulnerable.
- Most liars are also slouchers. Our backs naturally straighten when we are proud and confident. Liars faking confidence, are rarely either.
- Humans eyes generally move up and to left if their brain is doing visual or audio construction. They will generally move to the upper right when doing recall. Just remember: Liars go Left, the Righteous go Right. (Remember the Visual Remembered and Visual Constructed Eye Movements from NLP Eye Accessing Cues post, though you have to know beforehand which side is which as it can be different, for instance in left and right handed people but other factors too)
None of these mannerisms on their own is a solid lock. But if you get someone presenting 3 or 4 of them, they’re selling you something you shouldn’t be buying.
Never take your assumptions for absolute truth!
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
"The bait is the means to get the fish where you want it, catch the fish and you forget the bait. The snare is the means to get the rabbit where you want it, catch the rabbit and you forget the snare. Words are the means to get the idea where you want it, catch on to the idea and you forget about the words. Where shall I find a man who forgets about words, and have a word with him?"Aimless Wandering - Chuang Tzu's Chaos Linguistics
by Peter Lamborn Wilson
Monday, February 9, 2009
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Richard Hoagland: The Hyper-Dimensional Election of Barack Obama and 2012 part 1 & part 2
A must see lecture I just had to post to share with as many as possible. Inspirational, watch it till the end and you'll realize the plot line of the new Battlestar Galactica just got double interesting, and the plot line of our reality even more than that! Courage and Fear!
From the vid info: Based on Hyperdimensional Physics, Hoagland successfully predicted the historic results of this election almost two years ago! In this production, based on further application of this HD Model, Hoagland now presents never-before-seen clues to what America and the world may expect from this incoming, unique "Hyperdimensional Obama Administration" including, what Barack Obama may finally do with NASA's decades of classified data on intelligent artifacts discovered on the Moon and Mars, as well as what could be in store for all of us at the end of Obama's first term in 2012.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
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Saturday, January 31, 2009
"Sure," replied the other monk. "Let's get started right away. About what shall we squabble?"
"About this piece of bread perhaps?" the first monk offered.
"Ok, let's have a squabble over this bread. How are we going to go about this?" Asked the other again.
"This bread is mine, and mine alone," said the first monk.
"Oh yeah? Well you can keep it," said the second monk.
From Anthony de Mello: The way of Silence
Friday, January 30, 2009
"I don't have patients, I have students, so far I haven't found anybody that's mentally ill. Been looking seriously for 35 years I haven't met anybody who's mentally ill, met a lot of people that are very stupid. Especially when I went to Washington DC, place is filled with 'em."
"A lot of people have accused me of being a Guru, I'm just not that fucking sociable. Excuse me. I go off and do stuff by myself and I report back, that's the way I do things. Lots of people wanna follow me but they discover that's really difficult to do."
"How do you deal with habits, you use the truth! That's how you do it. How do you get people to change, you tell them the truth, and then you give them only the alternative of remaining the same and going into unbelievable pain and discomfort. For example: You can keep your bad habit, but I always add 4 or 5 more with it, you wanna keep smoking? That's fine but you're gonna be impotent until you quit, you'd be surprised how many guys change the habit right away. Huhuhuh."
"They brought me into this mental hospital, this guy was into one of the dayrooms. He was walking around, acting pretty weird. But of course they gave him bad drugs to start with. If you want people to be sane don't give them bad drugs, Thorazine is never gonna help anybody to get a firmer handle on reality, it's not gonna teach you to be happy, it's an anti-happy drug. Elleville(?), takes all the highs and all the lows away...
If you want people to be happy, you get the drugs out of their system and give them something to be happy about. The first thing they have to do is to practice. Most of every single day, this is what I found out, all these years and all these clients I found out everybody's practicing everyday to see how bad they can feel."
"That is namely one of my responsibilities and duties."
"Of course, monseigneur."
"So you have to do as I say."
"I certainly will, monseigneur."
"All right then, listen. The next time God appears to you, as he has according to you done before, you have to perform a test wherefrom I can determine if it really was God.
"Agreed, monseigneur. And what kind of test?"
"Ask then from God: "Would you please tell me what sins the bishop has in secret?" If it really is God that appears to you, he will definitely tell you my sins. Then come to me and tell me, but nobody else, which those are."
"I will, monseigneur."
A month later the woman schedules another appointment with the bishop. "And, did God appear to you again?" he asked her.
"I believe so, monseigneur."
"And what did God say?"
"God said: "Tell the bishop I've already forgiven his sins."
From Anthony de Mello: The way of Silence
nor non existence
space was not yet
and nothing beyond
What was hidden?
Was there water
impenetrable and deep?
2. Death did not exist
no sign as yet
of night or day
only the One
breathing without breath
3. At first
darkness wrapped around darkness
all was shoreless water,
The One, hidden by the void
in fiery heat
4. Passion arose
the seed of mind.
in their hearts
discovered the bond
5. A ray of light
what was above
There were seed bearers
moving far beyond
6. Who truly knows?
Who can say?
Where was it born?
How did it come forth?
The gods came later
who knows how this creation
came into being?
7. That source from where
did it hold or not?
Only the one
who presides over
the highest space knows
He surely knows
or can it be
that he does not know?
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
This is gonna be a basic post cause in the first minute spent on wikipedia I had a major spoiler explode in my face, damn you demons who update this wikihell of spoilers! Whatever happened to spoiler alert, not necessary on the most popular encyclopedia of the world? Call me the Seeker, of Spoiler Alerts!
Richard Cypher, Cypher: a message written in a secret code (can be a good or bad msg, in the matrix, it's bad hehe), an obscure woods guide who would never amount to anything. In other words, obscure li'l you. Anyone can be the Seeker and take up the Hero's Journey. A sort of alchemical metaphorical story for the path of any real Seeker. Check out the Radical Myth podcasts at Radical Change Group.
This is more from the books than the series:
Richard learned to channel his rage using the Sword of Truth, given to him by the wizard Zedd. The Sword of Truth channels Richard's anger into great strength and power, but he can only use the blade to harm those he believes to be truly evil. He also learns to channel love into the Sword. When he does, he can kill anyone, innocent or not - he hates that fact more than the anger.
The Sword of Truth, a great metaphor for "Reason". So Reason can channel Anger into great strength and motivation. And basically the Sword of the good guys is only used in defense. A more interesting metaphor is that we may hurt who we believe we don't like, but usually end up hurting the ones we love much more, so tread wisely on life's path Seeker.
Zedd: "Young people! Everything is black and white, either or!" (Catmas!)
Zedd: Where there is no way, the Seeker will find a path! Lesson number four.
Richard: You said the last one was number four.
Zedd: Number five then!
Richard: ... Are you just making these up?
Meet Kahlan Amnell, a Confessor, she has a gift for knowing and reading people and realizing why they do what they do even if the person himself does not know why. Confessors are a sisterhood that take care of disputes in any village, she listens to both sides who may not lie to a confessor, and then the confessor decides what will be done and that's final. A confessor can also touch anyone and use their power to permanently obliterate the free will of a victim and replacing it with love and subservience to the confessor until either one dies. The power is always present and the confessor has to hold it in at all times. A rather harsh way of good getting rid of evil in the world, maybe a metaphor for any movement trying to rid the world of their perceived evil by their own wrongdoing.
So any obscure person from the most unlikely upbringing, can take up the role of a Seeker, through synchronicity find a few Wizards to learn from (but don't confuse a wizard with a salesman...), be honest (confessor) and face the darkness and lies (Darken Rahl) to find the Truth. See Joseph Campbell's work for more on the Hero's Journey, like the Hero with a Thousand Faces. Check out the Radical Myth podcasts at Radical Change Group. Journey well on your own path Seeker!
The General Meaning
Explanation of the separate lines
2. The second SIX, divided, (shows its subject as) a wife who has lost her (carriage-)screen. There is no occasion to go in pursuit of it. In seven days she will find it.
3. The third NINE, undivided, (suggests the case of) Kâo Žung, who attacked the Demon region, but was three years in subduing it. Small men should not be employed (in such enterprises).
4. The fourth SIX, divided, shows its subject with rags provided against any leak (in his boat), and on his guard all day long.
5. The fifth NINE, undivided, shows its subject (as) the neighbour in the east who slaughters an ox (for his sacrifice); but this is not equal to the (small) spring sacrifice of the neighbour in the west, whose sincerity receives the blessing.
6. The topmost SIX, divided, shows its subject with (even) his head immersed. The position is perilous. More. Thanks to tommy in comments!
Because Storm Shadow needs new pyjamas is why.
Check out Dr. Who AKA Destro in front of a MARS Stargate.
Seriously, all they had to do was put metal on the head. Too much to ask?
Rachel Nichols, the Scarlet(t) Woman.
Sienna Miller, the Baroness, stargate.
(One of the good guys is called 'Duke', tss)
No need to freak out, I'm not linking Cobra Commander to Buddha
and find it kinda unfathomable that the creators of GI Joe managed to.
Though the sync-nificance can be as far as it can be close, no need to link directly.
Serpentor, a later introduction to replace Cobra Commander.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
"As we've noted language is a very strong force binding us to our cultured perceptions of reality, dominating the internal landscape of mind, so much so that it can become an obstacle to the goals of the metaprogrammer. Logic and rationality, it seems, serve more to re-enforce our conditioned beliefs than allow us to bypass them and change their foundations."
"The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the light into the peace and safety of a new dark age."
"We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds, our planet is the mental institution of the universe."
"Nothing pains some people more than having to think."
Martin Luther King, Jr
"You might call it existencial crisis, I simply call it the bravery of emptyness."
Kashmir - Surfing the Warm Industry
"A fanatic is a man who consciously over compensates a secret doubt." (or a fanatic girl, see Saved, I catched a part of it on cable, by accident! ;p)
"People are afraid, very much afraid of those who know themselves. They have a certain power, a certain aura and a certain magnetism, a charisma that can take out alive, young people from the traditional imprisonment. The awakened man cannot be enslaved - that is the difficulty - and he cannot be imprisoned. Every genius who has known something of the inner is bound to be a little difficult to be absorbed; he is going to be an upsetting force. The masses don't want to be disturbed, even though they may be in misery; they are in misery, but they are accustomed to the misery. And anybody who is not miserable looks like a stranger. The awakened man is the greatest stranger in the world; he does not seem to belong to anybody. No organization confines him, no community, no society, no nation."
Osho The Zen Manifesto: Freedom from Oneself Chapter 9
"Given the fact that there are these 20% of highly suggestible people, it becomes quite clear that this is a matter of enormous political importance, for example, any demagogue who is able to get hold of a large number of these 20% of suggestible people and to organize them is really in a position to overthrow any government in any country."
Aldous Huxley. March 20, 1962 Berkeley (haha, 20%, that's rich)
"He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe."
"Whether drugs lead to illumination or degradation depends on the spirit in which one takes them."
"Cut off from the world by our own despair."
Douglas P., Death in June
"Single-mindedness is all very well in cows or baboons; in an animal claiming to belong to the same species as Shakespeare it is simply disgraceful."
"One may say that evil does not exist for Subjective man at all, that there exist only different conceptions of good. Nobody ever does anything deliberately in the interests of evil, for the sake of evil. Everybody acts in the interests of good, as he understands it. But everybody understands it in a different way. Consequently men drown, slay, and kill one another in the interests of good".
Picture sources have been linked, found in random google image searches.
Bedtime Stories has the same abbreviation as Belief System. If we 'upgrade' our Belief System or Reality Tunnel with the concept of synchronicity for instance we will obviously be experiencing more synchronicities, meaningful subjective coincidences, not only cause of the concept of confirmation bias, the tendency to search for or interpret new information in a way that confirms one's preconceptions and avoids information and interpretations which contradict prior beliefs. But also cause well, reality is weird I guess. I don't pretend to understand how or why this happens, simple consciousness before matter? But it's a lot of fun! More fun than seeing reality as a meaningless machine in my opinion. Gumballs don't fall out of the sky necessarily, but things can get hilariously interesting and weird. This 23 enigma vid illustrates synchronicity nicely.
The Belief System goes both ways, it both has the capability to enhance as well as limit our lives by what we include into it (mostly unconsciously). One way to overcome limitations, is using catmas, relative meta-opinions of which multiple even contradicting ones can be held in one's consciousness at a time, instead of dogmas... regular beliefs, which are emotionally and territorially defended, not rationally.
A part of Bedtime Stories, is we used to be teased as kids by grownups, that at midnight the ghosts come out. I don't recommend doing this with kids personally, it's not too beneficial for Circuit 1 & 2 imprinting.
Yesterday I went to a buddy's house. His girl said she had been experiencing really weird things, she had contacted people on a forum who had gotten her all riled up. She said she felt pains, her cellphone acted weird, her dog and cats acted weird, she felt temperature changes. These are obviously common "ghost symptoms" that are told and probably were told to her on that forum. Funny that these people think they were helping her, by laying incredible amounts of B.S. on her.
She asked me what I thought and I give my "I believe nothing but explore it all", I told her about confirmation bias, mental projection, and that she most likely has nothing to worry about, and should be careful what she reads online as there are so many charlatans and people whose belief systems have gotten ahead of them. So she shows us a movie in her car that she filmed when feeling weird things in her neck. We watched her movie and holy freaking superlatives it really looked like a terrifying entity biting in her neck from behind her seat 3 times in a row, sticking around the third time for a longer bite.
My buddy asked her to send it to his cell, mean while regardless of what is going on and to make sure this stuff is done with, I teach her a grounding and shielding visualisation exercise, along with the deep breathing I posted about earlier, and letting her anchor it pressing her thumb and index finger together. So anytime she uses it, all she has to do is do the hand motion, and she knows she's safe, no matter what is really going on.
I was really kinda startled, the movie was pretty impressive and freaky. "Okaay... that's interesting" I said, "heh, I thought this stuff was nonsense but may be there's something to it after all, still I believe nothing." At the least, the girl had been understood so she could feel a little better and now had a simple technique to relax again. My buddy upped the video from the cell to his computer and through the tv-out we watched the video on the tv. It was... the girl's hair. Haha, incredible how confirmation bias can color something so profoundly.
"'Seeing' is not a function of the eyes alone, but of the eyes-and-brain working together. A popular proverb says, 'Seeing is believing,' but as the philosopher Santayana once pointed out, humans are much better at believing than at seeing." (that goes for hearing, feeling, etc too)I said, "haha, AWESOME!", my buddy laughed along "yeah?" he said, I said "yeah man, geez the opposite would have been f'd up" ;p She, and her favorite movies are scary ones btw, wanted to find another video. Then the dog started whining in the bedroom, she said "see, when there's something up he always acts up too." So she got him out and he was whining from the room, to the couch, and from the couch, to the floor again. Though he hasn't been in optimal health for a some time.
Robert Anton Wilson
But then... we were startled from hearing three loud noises on the window, "what the hell's going on now!", but we quickly realized it was a buddy taking the way around the house as often happens, but not so much in winter. He came in, drunk with a colleague we hadn't met before, also drunk. There were the annoying entities lol!
Saturday, January 24, 2009
To clarify let's sum up the latest version, which is still largely unconfirmed & might change:
The entire country is shook up by a horrible triple murder that took place yesterday morning. A 20 year old guy, Kim De Gelder (anagram: Ledger), media tagline: "a loner"..., face not painted white, eyes not blackened but just very pale and tired eyes (reports of this may have changed again! latest I heard: he didn't have make up on... but had it in its backpack, eh?! ;p), with ginger hair... killed 2 babies under 1 year old and a nursery attendent and wounded tens of other babies and toddlers, most of which are out of intensive care today. His motives still aren't clear, he is still not cooperating.
He got in through security of the Fairytales crèche in Dendermonde with the excuse that he wanted to ask something. He stormed up the stairs, went straight to the baby ward where he swung his knife around, cutting mostly in the head and throat areas... then went to the toddlers and did the same.
He threw away his knife near the scene and escaped by bicycle. Police mobilized even with helicopters and captured him a few kilometers further in Lebbeke (quite a feat if you know Belgian law enforcement's track record). According to an eye witness of the arrest: "They pulled him off his bike, there was a short struggle/no resistance and police pulled down his pants so he couldn't run away. They pulled up his shirt and he was wearing a bulletproof vest. In his bag a change of clothes, fake gun, another knife and an axe were visible." Two more knives were found at the scene of the crime.
During questioning, he was not cooperative the entire first day as well as today. He gave up at least 5 different names, repeated over and over again he did not know his real name. He was also laughing, constantly. He is still not cooperating. He had a job in a departement store, in the warehouse. Former collegues say he was a quiet guy, or was laughing, or was talking about his preference for strange movies. He quit his job two weeks ago.
His identity has been confirmed but not released. It's been said initially that the individual has no known psychiatric history (weird I said at first, and indeed, latest update: He was in depressions in high school and his folks tried to have him committed 2 years ago at age 18 cause he never spoke the psychologists and psychiatrists at the time didn't think it necessary, he was on ANTIDEPRESSIVES, wouldn't ya know it.) and did not have a crime record. He was also sober during the atrocity.
He had a note with him, with 3 (latest report: 2) other addresses which illustrated some preparation was done (along with the bulletproof vest). One was confirmed to be the Sunshine crèche. He had also written on the note that he planned to kill 75 people. His house has been searched and his computer confiscated.
The rescue workers were in tears, some of their own children at the scene, and had to switch to automatic pilot to even be able to help the many victims.
One eye witness who saw him flee on his bike was irritably smiling when talking on camera, I know some people smile when nervous but still, very wrong. He said "the eyes were blackened and dirty ginger hair."
Another witness who lived behind the crèche, but from quite a distance thought he saw the kids playing tag with the killer... and saw him ride his bike away in pure calmness.
30.000 people on facebook clicked their mouse to express their sympathy... On newspaper sites, the emotional reactions went in all directions, I stopped reading after five of them, not like I was expecting anything sensible there...
When I saw the image of "Lady Justice" in the background on a huge screen on flemish channel VTM, the thought came up - that along with other crimes for instance in Norway yesterday where a policeman shot his former girlfriend (who was according to initial reports a student teacher) and her new lover dead and then killed himself... on the parking lot of a school - the balance had to be tipped from all the hope of the last days...
There are some obvious MK hints, though also counter arguments and I'm not a fan of confirmation bias. Lots of Ledger resonance with the name being an anagram, and the media hyping the Joker connections, the supposed did he or did he not wear white makeup (and why does the police now report there was some in his backpack but not on his face?!). etc. Many questions remain and I'll believe nothing until more is clear and yet after that, remember labels here are possible labels. Links: The Copycat Effect, Through the Looking Glass, Pseudoccult media and Elluminati.
In other newsance, Obama supports warrantless wiretapping. Boo. Finally back to normalcy...
Israel has admitted the use of white phosphorus during the Palestinian massacre, after denying despite photographic and video evidence. Nearly 1,300 Palestinians, the majority being civilians, died and nearly 500 were injured during the three-week offensive. Israel says that 13 of their soldiers were also killed. 13, 1300, do the math. There were protests today against the BBC because they won't air a commercial to financially support the victims in Gaza.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Robert Jordan's the Wheel of Time
3 Shows & 3 plots (more?) that include the manipulation of time or
cyclical nature of time involved in Saving the World or Mankind.
—Actor Michael Emerson, who plays Ben
"That's what my father does - he manipulates people.
He makes you think it's your idea but it's his."
—Alex in "The Man From Tallahassee"
During Ben's turning, we see a shot of the Chariot
The Chariot is Key Seven of the Major Arcana. In classical astrology, there were seven things that predictably wandered against the fixed stars. Mastering those planets meant mastering the system. The Chariot represents the possibility of traveling through the mysteries of the universe.
to help save earth as early as possible.
The four cylons revealed at the end of Season 3 (Samuel Anders, Chief Galen Tyrol, Tory Foster and Colonel Saul Tigh) discover, through flashbacks they experience while wandering around a shoreline, that they had lived on Earth, 2000 years ago, in a previous lifetime.
On Earth, Tigh converses with D'Anna Biers. She says she is devastated by the knowledge that history repeats itself endlessly. Faced with the choice of being constantly hunted by Cavil or dying on the planet, she chooses to remain behind.
Pink Floyd - Time (live) [Notice the Kurzweil Synthesizer ;p]
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Fibonacci Sequence in Tool's Lateralus
I can finally play this song on electric guitar since recently too. Words cannot describe how awesome that feels (never took lessons!). Tool are musical geniuses, check out in this video how the Divine Ratio aka Fibonacci Sequence is worked into this amazing song, which is one of the few songs I listened to on repeat daily for months at one time.
For more fascinating Music Explorations check out the HOWMusic(k) Blog and its new excellent Baby Brother. Btw, I'm sure some will enjoy this at the latter: Doomsday Prophet Alan Watt (no S!) exposed. Thanks again Ezra!
"I've seen therapists for the last six years, but it's more of a listening session than anything else, therefore, no help at all."This is what has motivated me to start NLP therapy, I felt I was good at it, and I haven't heard a single positive review of convential psychologists/psychiatrists, who charged a lot and are not helping their clients. Let's see how J. compares his former therapists to how I helped him:
"Whoa! You covered a lot in this session. Again, these are incredibly new therapies for me. Usually I'd go to a doctor and he'd just sit there and look at me, writing illegibly on some yellow legal pad. What great help that was. Did wonders. I'm kidding of course. The kind of lessons and ideas you present give me a kind of new paradigm to work with in my life."I know psychologists and psychiatrists learn a lot of theory, and then when they start their practice, they basically have to wing it. Most of them make plenty of money, but little change, therapeutically they crash to the ground instead of soaring with that winging.
The difference between conventional talking therapy and Neurolinguistic Programming, is NLP actually modelled psychologists who knew how to do their job and effect change rapidly and effectively, like Virginia Satyr, Fritz Perls and Milton Erickson. On the difference Richard Bandler, one of the founders of NLP, hilariously said this:
"It's not a therapy group, it's a training session - if you want to go to therapy, well, we can recommend some therapists who are very reliable, why some of their clients have seen them for 20 and 30 years."NLP is a sort of practical training. Often one session is all what it will take to get you confident enough to take care of your own consciousness from then on. I asked J. what the psychologists/psychiatrists he went to see for six years to no avail actually specifically suggested:
"As for my therapy sessions, they suggested once that I get angry. One doctor said, get angry, you should be mad, he told me. I said I wasn't very angry at anything, not very angry person. Then he dropped it. They tried to get me to date girls too, saying I needed someone to keep me "occupied". I wasn't having it.""Get angry, do some random dating. Time's up, see you next week." Geez. How has this paradigm not collapsed yet? Another example:
"The hypnotherapy might be something of interest to me. I've never had that kind of experience. One of the methods of my former psychiatrists was to put me in a chair and tense up my muscles and then release the tension. He gave me a cassette tape with his voice relying instructions. I guess it was his way of recreating meditation practices. It didn't help very much.So this guy at least used a short yoga exercise and made a poor Hypnosis/Guided Meditation tape, instead of using the expensive time to actually do a personal session that would have been of some use. When you have six houses and five boats, who has the time to care about their clients?
This was a guy who when I was talking about my problems would literally yawn with his mouth closed. Ever seen anyone do that? It's really annoying, especially when your spilling your guts to some wealthy doctor (and he was, he owns like six houses and has five boats and red mercedes benz I see him cruising around town in). My mom went to see him too for a while. She did not like his methods and stopped. I have since stopped as well." J.
What happens in Neurolinguistic Programming? Well it's not a listening session! The NLP therapist finds out the core challenges, motivates the client to use his/her own creativity in applying solutions, helps the client immediately to rearrange the inner world and experiencing, teaches the client an entire toolbox of techniques customizable to their own needs, and most importantly: applies everything that might help!
As for my own offered change therapy, I also teach anything what is of practical use and interest to the client, for instance the psychological use of meditation, practical psychology and much more. If you teach the client how the mind works, they can influence it themselves more succesfully. So when the therapy is over, the client has learned an entire range of new information and techniques that improve the rest of their lives and help them to realize they are the driver and not the passenger of their consciousness. As an incentive to people who are considering my therapeutic services, some more chronological kind words from J:
"Great first lesson."Thanks to J again for his agreement to post this and the wonderful and fast progress he's making. E-mail me at Dedroidify at Hotmail dot Com for more information. If you have any challenges consciousness wise, I'm your man!
"Thus far, it's been great."
"Tremendous insight. Very helpful, I appreciate it greatly."
"I must say I've read books on self-help and other philosophy oriented texts that have helped. However, I find this more helpful. It's probably because you can relate to my problems and put the solution in words I can understand and respect.
Thanks again for your time and your kind, inspiring words."
"Whoa! You covered a lot in this session. Again, these are incredibly new therapies for me. Usually I'd go to a doctor and he'd just sit there and look at me, writing illegibly on some yellow legal pad. What great help that was. Did wonders. I'm kidding of course. The kind of lessons and ideas you present give me a kind of new paradigm to work with in my life."
"I did the exercise five times and realized I am the one in control.
Thank you for your kindness and understanding. Great job thus far!"
"I'm glad I came to you. I"m very appreciative that you agreed to give me free lessons. "
"I'm looking forward to it. (Next Lesson)"
"I'm glad you took me on as a client. Regardless of anything, this has helped me tremendously. If you ever need a reference, or feedback, or anything along those lines, I'm your man. "
"Thanks so much again!"
except what you believe to be so."
Bad Religion - We're only gonna die
Sublime - Leaving Babylon/We're Only Gonna Die For our Own Arrogance
Say I'm leaving this Babylon. It will not be too long.
I said my people are starvin but your money's running.
Your dollar, dollar drop down real low. You ain't got no one to show.
That's why we're gonna take it right through that door.
Not gonna come back no more.
Early man walked away
As modern man took control
Their minds weren't all the same
To conquer was their goal
So he built his great empire
And he slaughtered his own kind
He died a confused man
And killed himself in his own mind, Let's go!
Biohazard - We're Only Gonna Die (Live)
Also, the conspiracynoids were a little too paranoid about surveillance and security of the US governement, check this out: New Staff finds White House in tech dark ages. "Obama officials ran smack into the constraints of the federal bureaucracy yesterday, encountering a jumble of disconnected phone lines, old computer software, and security regulations forbidding outside e-mail accounts. The team members, accustomed to working on Macintoshes, found computers outfitted with six-year-old versions of Microsoft software. But there were no missing letters from the computer keyboards, as Bush officials had complained of during their transition in 2001." ROFL. Appearances, appearances, at the highest peaks and the lowest valleys, appearances.
Though not getting carried away, Hillary Clinton just replaced Condoleezza Rice as the next ugly and batshit crazy Secretary of State.
And the bullshit in the media isn't over either, remember the article that global warming was disproved. CNN is upping the bullshit again, seriously. "Human-induced global warming is real, according to a recent U.S. survey based on the opinions of 3,146 scientists. However there remains divisions between climatologists and scientists from other areas of earth sciences as to the extent of human responsibility." Wow, you just destroyed the title of your article, with the first line. Good job "journalists" :p.
And Pakistan have arrested London Bombings suspects, that's a minimum of three groups being used as scapegoats for the London Bombings, nevermind the "terrorist drills" just like on 9/11, the "malfunctioning of all relevant cameras" in Big Brother London, and the incomprehensible police execution of de Menezes.