Date: September 28, 2017
Date: September 28, 2017
“Seth Andrews mixes frustration and food in this (unscripted) broadcast about life, religion, activism, faith, and yes…Funyuns. Enjoy!”
I didn’t realize Seth had reached this point…He’s a new personality to me, so I don’t know much about him. If he’s been doing this for seven years, yeah…people commonly reach a point, where it’s not fun, inspired or meaningful, anymore…on a personal level, anyway.
I’ve seen this happen to other atheists [podcasting atheist, even]…I’ve seen it happen with lots of MAPs…Heck, I’ve seen it happen with various “normal” YouTubers, who get tired of keeping up their channel projects.
In roughly a year, I’ll be marking my twenty year anniversary for being online…I’ve floated through various internet communities…And people arrive…they rise to prominence…they stay at the forefront for maybe a handful of years…and then they typically fade into the background…maybe they entirely leave…
I think it’s pretty much normal.
I’ve been active in some capacity, for almost twenty years…I’ve cycled through a lot of psychological states…over and over and over…I’ve had to step away, and leave for a time…I’ve had to shift gears, and remake myself…There have been times, where I’ve thought “I can’t go on”…
…I don’t even know how I’ve managed to still be around…nor how I’m garnering more attention today, than I ever have in the past 19 years…
…I guess I have a world class stubborn streak…And what I do, is a massive part of how I cope with this world around me…It’s stopped me from just losing it, and spiraling down…on well more than one occasion.
…I gain as much as I give…maybe more.
I think…the frustrations over not really seeing much concrete change, is very easy to get pulled down by…Which is why they always say…stay focused on your goals…Know why what you’re doing need to be done, and keep doing it for those reasons…
…It doesn’t matter how many people want to spit in my face…
…It’s the people whose faces are spit at, that I care about…And I already know, that I’ve made an impact on that front…over many, many years…and many people.
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Date: September 28, 2017
“You believe above all in the importance of wisdom, which is why you undoubtedly belong in Ravenclaw, but your sense of adventure means you may also have an affinity for Gryffindor house. You are a thrill-seeker – you love to travel and there’s nothing more exciting to you than new experiences – and believe that adventure is essential in the pursuit of knowledge. You are brave, but would never intentionally put yourself in danger, placing you firmly in Ravenclaw.
Your slight compatibility with Hufflepuff house suggests a deep love and appreciation for those close to you, which you may keep hidden for fear of being hurt.”
I’m most familiar with the movies…and I’m slowly moving my way through the books…Very slowly…
…So, I don’t really know a whole lot about the two, lesser featured houses…Though I do have this vague memory, of reading an official summary on each house…probably at Pottermore…
I do think Ravenclaw sounds really cool, at any rate…I could see myself under that title.
Apparently, “wisdom” is the prime trait…
…That makes sense.
Date: September 27, 2017
“Viamund the Boy-Love Vampyre Says…. Is a combination of pictures, poetry & haiku’s presented as a meager work in quantity that was years in the making and is meant to be construed as a soft voice where there are none; without the intention to offend but to be heard. To help blur those barriers that surround a misunderstood stigmata. The use of raw, un-tempered, often brutal images of word convey the thoughts of the lonely, socially-isolated individuals who are held primarily in contempt; nonetheless existing on the sexual fringe.. It’s purpose is to convey the state of those who are subject to the machinations of the political clockwork as it relates to the categorization and alienating of all sexual minorities in North America – if indeed the world. – To provide vision to those who appreciate the differences that are humanity.”
Originally from May of 2007…I don’t remember where I posted this…potentially on Amazon.com…
I was incensed at the way this book was being treated in the ratings, comments and reviews section…It was little more than a bunch of A-Holes, showing up to give the book one star, and leave vulgar, abusive comments against the author and his book.
There was quite a bit of “feedback”…but virtually none of it was valid…There was only one or two actual book reviews [what the comment and review section is for]…Everything else was just unrestrained bile.
Irony of ironies…This book of poetry got unjustly black listed by Amazon.com…Yet all these acts of abuse, threat and clear sabotage were allowed to stand, while the book was still listed and available for purchase.
Amazon.com does little to nothing, to combat false, malicious book reviews.
This is just one of the countless double standards, which BoyLovers and Girl-Lovers face in this world.
To the people throwing a fit…
I am curious…
…All this talk of “child pornography”, and going on as though this is absolutely dangerous material, for anyone to read (or even think about?)…
…but, who among you has actually read the book in question?
Who can confirm its’ contents?
Are your reactions here, based upon sound knowledge, or knee jerk hysterics?
In this modern time, the latter is far more common than the former, when this topic comes up.
This type of material, typically gets lied about, and dragged through the mud, politically, simply to satisfy a sense of urgency, caused by social panic.
It pains me to see people attack it, merely because of the topic, and their own preconceived notions about, “what it must be saying”…and what it’s distribution “must be causing”.
Why don’t you actually buy it, read it and know its’ contents, before you judge it?
Date: September 26, 2017
“Watch Richard Ambrose and Jonny Phillips quickly construct a building made of concrete canvas material that has all the elements of concrete, but is flexible enough to be turned into any shape. This technology allows people to erect permanent structures in a fraction of the time needed for traditional building techniques.”
Concrete Canvas Shelters ’09:
Modern Industry & Tech – Concrete Cloth & Concrete Canvas Shelter:
“In this video compilation are presented some of the possibilities for civilian and military use of UK-based company Concrete Canvas main products based on technology which holds company name, concrete in easy to operate canvas like form factor which allows easy transportation, manipulation, and assembly of a concrete with increased durability (for given thickness) allowing work in remote areas and reducing time necessary for some specific construction jobs by a value, that can fully compensate for a higher cost of this alternative material by man hours and logistics which will be otherwise needed to be paid, if old concrete deployment methods were chosen instead.
Especially interesting are Concrete Canvas technology solutions for military and agencies dealing with various natural or man-made disasters, where the need for building infrastructure and housing at shortest possible notice is of the essence in order to allow logistic chain flow and civilians or soldiers in need for insulated shelter to survive until more time-consuming infrastructure is built or evacuation is arranged.
Concrete Canvas Shelter has also some potential to become the poor-mans castle for persons and their families that lost their homes, and/or waiting for their re-/construction after natural disasters like tornados even in developed countries as the shelter can be later used among other things as the cold place for food storage.
For more info and technical specifications check Concrete Canvas homepage: http://www.concretecanvas.com/“
Date: September 25, 2017
“The exceptions in 2016 were Minnesota and Texas, according to newly released FBI data.
Human trafficking arrests are almost nonexistent in most states, according to the FBI’s newly released U.S. crime statistics for 2016.
Part of the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) project, the new data on sex and labor trafficking shows that arrests for either offense are rare and that many suspected incidents of trafficking did not ultimately yield results.
Overall, the data do little to support the idea that the U.S. is experiencing unprecedented levels of labor and sex trafficking or that we are in the midst of some sort of “modern slavery” epidemic. This is probably why you don’t see UCR trafficking statistics quoted in congressional reports, “awareness” materials, or law enforcement statements to the media on the topic. Instead, you’ll see National Human Trafficking Hotline numbers—It’s gotten hundreds of thousands of calls since its launch! The number of “cases reported” is skyrocketing each year!—without anyone mentioning that “cases” here means any call, text, or message to the hotline that isn’t an immediate hang-up (many “cases” are simple requests for more information, and even those with “tips” about trafficking are entirely unconfirmed). Meanwhile, the year-over-year increase in calls directly coincides to a spike in new state laws that require the hotline number to be posted all over the place.”
People who lack the benefit of a long view going back almost two decades [or more] on these topics, often wonder why I’ve been out here for so many years, calling out the unsubstantiated bullshit…
…And it’s precisely because of the persistent, cyclical nature of social paranoia, and social hysteria…and the endless social gossip chain, which runs rampant with unsubstantiated stories and “facts”…
How many times have we [those of us who’ve actually been paying attention] been forced to come to the conclusion, that the statistics and facts don’t support what most people are saying and spreading about?
…How many times have we seen special interest [even government] groups cherry picking statistics, surveys and studies, while coyly ignoring what doesn’t fit their existing social narrative?
How many times have we seen these kinds of exposure articles, which lay the facts out for anyone to comprehend…while the majority of people ignore them?
…We see, yet, still, endlessly, again…the sound facts do not resemble, the claims of the uninformed.
Sex trafficking [aka sex slavery] is barely even existent, in the United States…
…But, people are obsessed with the urban legend of it all…and imagine it’s rampant…Therefor, we are trapped in a world of extreme rules and phobias, built around statistically false “dangers”.
This is the danger, of an uninformed and ignorant society.