Probably Most People Don’t [Know What They Want]…


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Date: December 29, 2018

I sometimes wonder about people who say they want to be something when they are young [maybe even as a child]…and then go on to become that thing…

…How did they arrive at that decision, I wonder…What made them want that?…and why did the desire not change?…

I can’t point to anything, professionally, that I’ve ever explicitly wanted to be.

Spending of time on hobbies, is similar…A lot of neat things you can try, if you have the resources and ability…What if you still haven’t found something that sticks with you?…

I’ve been thinking about taking up amateur nature photography…Which is to say…I was thinking about wandering around the property, taking pictures of dead trees…There’s tons of them out there…still standing and on the ground…or partial of both…If nothing else, it’s a niche…and it’s an excuse to go walking in nature…Could photograph wild animals, too.

…Have to wait for hunting season to end, though…

It’s hard to know what to do with yourself…especially when you’ve been alienated, from what you’re naturally inclined to do…Everything else just feels like treading water…

…And you don’t always find joy in the same things, forever…nor are you always able to keep doing them…

One of the hardest questions in life…How do I evolve from here?


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The TERRIFYING Technocratic Algorithm Apocalypse Is Here…


Date: December 29, 2018

01) The TERRIFYING Technocratic Algorithm Apocalypse Is Here


Oh yeah…”Elsagate”…

…About a year back, a handful of zealots were attempting to intertwine this stuff with “pedophiles”…despite the utter lack of any rational connection.

Horrible…gross…badly produced videos…often recycling the same themes…made by profiteers, exploiting YouTube algorithms…and trying to hook in children with crude, gross out humor.

My take away from looking into it…is that there was zero reason to conclude that “pedophiles” had any hand in it…

…It was the pet project of untalented [or barely talented] people, looking for a way to make money…not caring what form their product had to take, in order for them to corner any type of market.

Their “big crime” existed in broaching such topics as eating poop…drinking pee…eating dead and infected skin off of the human body, and the parasites inhabiting said skin…giving and receiving shots…being taken hostage…being tied up…etc, etc, etc…

It was sophomoric, at best…Very low level humor…

…And, yes…it was presented in a humorous style.

The so called “pedophile connection”, was a fabrication…made up and pushed by zealots.

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Reforming Islam (Imam Tawhidi Interview)…


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Date: December 28, 2018

01) Reforming Islam (Imam Tawhidi Interview)


“Imam Tawhidi (Australian Muslim Scholar) joins Dave to discuss his work to reform Islam, ISIS and the radicalization of Muslims in the west, defining the labels within his religion, his support of free speech, Muslim immigration, and more.”

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Trump’s Fascistic New Rule…


Date: December 27, 2018

01) Trump’s Fascistic New Rule


“WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is setting out to do what this year’s farm bill didn’t: tighten work requirements for millions of Americans who receive federal food assistance.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday is proposing a rule that would restrict the ability of states to exempt work-eligible adults from having to obtain steady employment to receive food stamps.

The move comes just weeks after lawmakers passed a $400 billion farm bill that reauthorized agriculture and conservation programs while leaving the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which serves roughly 40 million Americans, virtually untouched.

Passage of the farm bill followed months of tense negotiations over House efforts to significantly tighten work requirements and the Senate’s refusal to accept the provisions.

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Does Humanity Still Believe in Magic?…


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Date: December 27, 2018

01) Does Humanity Still Believe in Magic?


“As far as science and technology goes, the 21st century is an exciting time to be alive. We are curing more and more diseases. We are developing better and better space travel. Some see these advances as evidence that religion and magic are losing their influence on society. Magic especially has been viewed as a debunked “proto-science” with little credibility in modernity. But sociological data suggests that many humans still practice and believe in magic.”

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