I think we should discuss this.
Rape has been stigmatized.
Our culture has put a price on sex.
If our culture puts a price on something that is essential, then what happens when an actor cannot afford the price of the essential object?
Should stealing bread be illegal? (Are you intelligent enough to know what I’m referring to?)
Hello, folks!!!! 🙂
I’m asking once again that you consider donating/investing a small amount of money to help me get through this next few weeks while I’m recuperating from an accident and trying to find new sources of income.
I don’t know if I’m not making myself clear or if the truth just isn’t very persuasive, which is pretty depressing. This exercise has become almost a social experiment to discover what will and won’t move people to empathize and then materially aid a person in need whom they profess to care about. 🙂 😉
I think this pretty much seals the argument that we have some kind of “safety net” in this society. What a pathetic aside. Do you remember when Bill Clinton was going to “end welfare as we know it” and then everyone laughed and clapped with glee, ignorant of the logical conclusions of such folly? It’s like when Virginia decided one day to just get rid of the car tax. A huge revenue stream just cut off at once, without a simpleton’s rustle of cognition as to what the consequences might be.
But I digress!!! 🙂
I know I, even now, have it much better than so many others of our brothers and sisters all across this country, suffering needlessly. But staying silent when I’m seeing potentially imminent catastrophe (sort of) seems like the wrong thing to do also. I would challenge you who might have formed an opinion or judged me without thinking about what you DON’T know about my life and my experiences. As transparent as I’ve been online in recent years, mostly to ensure that my voice would not be silenced by the idiotic courts of Mississippi, there are many things I’ve refrained from exposing for various reasons. So, try to remember that this is water, you don’t know what you don’t know, and you can either choose to treat people as though they are as honorable as yourself and give them the benefit of the doubt, or you can fall prey to fear and perceived scarcity and treat your brother as an enemy until proven otherwise. I’ve learned that all we have to fear is fear itself. Fear and worry have paralyzed me throughout my life without my even realizing it at the time. I’ve learned to discard those things as soon as I can detect them and get on with the business of living in the moment and making the best choice possible right now. Which is interesting in how I ended up in this situation. 🙂 I think that doing the right thing isn’t always going to get you everything you want or think you need or shower you with gold and luxuries. But that’s not why you do the right thing. You do the right thing because you know it is right, regardless of the outcome. The ends do not justify the means. This stupid, top-down method of living life and gauging success is hopelessly imperiled to lead us to more of what we have already become accustomed to, this sad, disconnected society where everyone is pretty much in it for themselves. But not everyone!!! 🙂 I think only the smarty-pantses out there are choosing that route. I have faith that those that aren’t on the news and TV every night are actually doing the right thing and they outnumber the smarty-pantses and I hope they flip things sooner rather than later.
Okay, I’m done for now. 😀 Thank you for reading. If you can spare a few bucks, it would make me and my kitty-cats very happy if you could send them this way. I was serious about what I said earlier and elsewhere about investing in me. I’ve thought about this concept as a way for people to pretty much become their own investment fund that pays out rewards to investors based on the success of the enterprise. In this case, the enterprise is my manifesting my hopes and dreams of living a peaceful life with a new family and community that I can construct around myself, or maybe by some good fortune be adopted by. I would be HAPPY to pay dividends to anyone who considers my purposes in life to be noble and worthwhile.
Okay, now I’m done. :-DDDDD
From: Ali Nabavi <ali>
Date: Wed, May 31, 2023, 8:00 AM
Subject: Please talk with me
To: Karen Leigh Roberts <angelalighting>, Karen Leigh Roberts <karenleighroberts>
I hope you and the family are well. My family, that is. Because you are still my family and I am yours.
Please share with me what it will take to have some kind of life with all of you? I don’t want to have to get adversarial with you but you have limited my options with your choices and that’s all I have left, is to fight you hard. I have tried to communicate with you and you have failed to meet me halfway, as usual. I’m asking that you search yourself and open yourself up. What will it take for me to be able to communicate with you and the boys and mom once again?
ali | www.nabaviconsulting.com
I finally stood up a place where I and others can feel free to share things and discuss without worrying about censorship or stupid, arbitrary community guidelines.
So often I’ve posted things, mostly on social media sites, only to have them taken down because they contained bits of copyrighted content (such as things as minor as background music from a popular musical artist) or other trivialities. I wanted to have at least one place where, to the best of my ability to control, nothing would be taken down for such idiotic and anti-human reasons.
I chose Discourse because it is an extremely well-designed piece of software, very user-friendly, very efficient, and built with solid, open-source technologies.
The site is brand new so I’m still working on it. I haven’t touched the look and feel of it yet. I’m hoping to make it suitable for hosting images, video, and any other kinds of content people want to share on it. Think of it like a Reddit that won’t ever ban you (unless you do something actually stupid). 🙂
More updates to follow soon, hopefully! Enjoy!
It’s about putting different parts of your life where they’re treated best. That way, you maximize your personal freedom and financial opportunities.
With that in mind, how would you choose where to live if your political or financial freedom at home were about to be completely snatched away?
Doug Casey: The question is, which of the world’s countries is “best”?
There are a lot of possible answers to that question, and they change over time. When my grandparents left the Old World, there was no question that the US was the best choice. I’m extremely happy they chose to move there and not act like potted plants, rooted to the soil where they were born. (like your grandfather’s old axe by the fireplace with 3 new heads and 5 new handles, it isn’t the same axe) . Paradoxically, it’s simultaneously subdividing into different cultural units. The system itself has become unstable. (there are even more serious reasons to bail, so much more serious, few are willing to stick their neck out to talk about them)http://www.southpacificrealestate.to/articles/living-southern-hemisphere-south-pacific
Whitney Webb is a treasure.
This is some scary shit, folks! Critically important information in this podcast. Your minds and the information presented to them are being monkeyed with more than you know. More than I knew at least! And for a lot longer. This isn’t a new thing. This didn’t start with Twitter or Donald Trump. The national security state, the Democratic party, and other powerful interests have been working on training your brains via Internet for decades.
This is one of my favorite episodes! There’s some great talk about reliable news sources.
[Giving Voice to Depression] 207 – Cognitive Behavior Therapy #givingVoiceToDepression https://podcastaddict.com/episode/140496177 via @PodcastAddict
This seems extremely useful! I’m only a third of the way into it but this seems like great information for people to have.
The United States, being the world’s preeminent empire, is dictating how the world’s resources are being spent, unfortunately. And right now the United States is spending its resources on controlling the world even further rather than saving our ecosystems, our lives, our ability to survive as a species, much less improving things.
If you are distracted by this Ukraine shit then you have been successfully duped by the propaganda machine created by Congressional military industrial complex. Please know that. You are like Neo in The Matrix but you haven’t woken up yet.
For now, you can just see what I’m watching online and hear what I’m listening to, and you get to see me at my new standing desk in my bedroom that I’m renting in a house in Portland, Oregon, USA, with a lot of nice people.
LATER, however, I plan to have more streams of things and will be trying to host my channel (hourback.tv) on my own server, free of this DMCA bullshit. I just need some more benjamins in me bank account and then we can get rolling.
The teacher for our age. 🙂 We need more of Richard Wolff.
If you pretend to understand or favor a particular economic model, such as capitalism, then you owe it to yourself to watch this video to get a refresher course from Dr. Wolff here to ensure you know what you are voting and talking and shopping about. 🙂 Enjoy, hopefully!
First, you might want to ask yourself what the World Wide Web actually is. If you don’t know then I suggest that you look it up on Wikipedia. It is the greatest invention in communications since that fuck-face Henry Ford started turning human civilization into fascistic trash, a machine whose sole purpose was infinite growth and production and consumption. Well, we’ve done that, and we see how it goes. Now go the fuck to bed, little Nazi.
But anyways . . . ! 🙂 I want to begin this in an illuminating fashion, something that is attractive and pleasant for everyone! Because it is very important that people pay attention to it.
We need to recognize what was accomplished when the Web was devised. And we need to leverage that power. We need to learn that by connecting everyone to everyone else, we become a greater thing. And by that virtue we discover things we hadn’t even thought of discovering.
I’m out of breath now, but I hope that this starts, or continues, a conversation about how important our connectivity is. If we don’t recognize it, we will risk our total demise. We must connect, like it or not, to every living thing around us, if we are to survive this jaunt through the universe.
Some notable tidbits that caught my attention included . . .
- Discussion of evolution and rape and the rise of the jock or alpha-male concept as the epitome of sexual reward, at least for white females (my words)
- . . . I can’t remember other bits right now 🙂
BUT, this all reminds me of Island, by Aldous Huxley, a phenomenal book and arguable guide for human life on Earth. Again, people read the books, or maybe they don’t anymore, that are on the reading list, but they don’t later apply the ideas that they read to their actual lives on Earth. If you aren’t going to apply those ideas to your activities and expectations of life on Earth then why bother reading the books? Just to check a box? People go through our educational system (again, this is a guess because I haven’t been there in a long time and I don’t study the state of the “art”) and fail to apply the meager wisdom and knowledge that intelligent and well-intentioned people managed to wedge into the curriculum and slide past the evangelical idiots who monitor such things. What a waste!!! It is a tragedy. This is how we have neoliberals. This is how we have half-assed voters who think there is a binary system that is bestowed upon us by some agnostic god, a system that we cannot escape from only because we have been trained to fail to imagine a better way forward. Because we have been seduced into thinking that things have been better before, or are great now, so don’t ruin it. But that is a fallacy. Things can get so much better. But you must imagine it first. You must consider it to be a feasible proposition to consider. Otherwise there is nothing but regression. And that’s what we are staring at now.
Too bad there aren’t early ballots for write-ins. Or are there???
 . . . Regardless of whatever bullshit has already been pre-filled on the motherfucking ballot. :-)))
Especially cops, if there are any left after all of this is over. (Because an ideal society doesn’t have any use for cops.)
Violence, if it ever were to need to occur, should only be a response to violence itself. Nothing else justifies it.
Going a step further, the socioeconomic impact of what this victim did to deserve this treatment is vastly surpassed by the damage inflicted by being arrested. In other words, this isn’t something worth arresting someone for.
What a wonderful, beautiful quote. 🙂 👇
You deserve a lover who wants you disheveled, with everything and all the reasons that wake you up in a haste and the demons that won’t let you sleep. You deserve a lover who makes you feel safe, who can consume this world whole if he walks hand in hand with you; someone who believes that his embraces are a perfect match with your skin. You deserve a lover who wants to dance with you, who goes to paradise every time he looks into your eyes and never gets tired of studying your expressions. You deserve a lover who listens when you sing, who supports you when you feel shame and respects your freedom; who flies with you and isn’t afraid to fall. You deserve a lover who takes away the lies and brings you hope, coffee, and poetry.
By the way, the featured image is of a friend of mine of whom I think when I read this poem; It is not of the author, Frida Kahlo.
In fact, he is about to start anytime now! 🙂 So you had better prepare yo’ self.
Squatting is very important. It is a functional exercise that builds strength and integrity throughout the body. Without the ability to squat, where would we be? On the floor, that’s where!!!
So practice your squats daily and you will reap the benefits immediately. My squatting practice has made a huge difference in the quality of my daily life. In fact, this has led me to buy . . . The Squatty Potty! Yes, indeed! And it is terrific. And it is a wonderful metaphor for how horribly misguided our stupid Victorian ways were, having grotesquely mutated the image of what life should be like for human beings, living on our heavenly planet Earth.
So, enjoy your daily squatting practice and get yourself a Squatty Potty. That is a great habit to keep your mind off of this COVID-19 party we’ve been surprised (not) by.
Live long and prosper,
I’m not voting for him and I hope you won’t either. Write in the candidate of your choice. Because, clearly, neither party is interested in nominating a candidate worthy of a vote.
Fuck all this.
Apparently things have to really hit rock bottom before enough people wake up. A lot of people have awakened! Obviously! And that’s fantastic! But the dead weight at the other end of the spectrum is still in deep sleep. Well, get ready, because the alarm’s about to go off and you can’t snooze it. 🙂 Go fuck yourself. You’ve held us back for far too long. Enough is enough.
At least ninety percent of women are interested in me primarily for my money, and that includes significant others and spouses.
[2020-03-11 : This is the part that I updated, below this paragraph. 🙂👍⬇️ -Ali]
And just for the record, I don’t blame women themselves for this. It’s the white male capitalist supremacist system that forces women to regard themselves in this way. Sexuality becomes necessarily a commodity rather than a human dynamic as it should be instead.
However, women could choose to rectify this if they were to feel like it. 🙂 We all have choices in life. You can either go with the flow, right or wrong, or you can do your own thing as an independent, free thinking, reasonable human being. Then it becomes your responsibility to either be part of the solution or part of the problem, as it is with virtually every other situation in life.
I’m f****** sick of hearing people talk about their strategies for voting the way that they do. F****** sick of it. That’s not what democracy is about. You look up how the candidates stand on the issues that you care about and then you vote for the candidates that reflect your values. That’s it! Doing anything else is just f****** things up even more. The truth is staring you in the face but you don’t even see it. When Donald Trump gets reelected you’ll get another chance to learn a lesson.
This is a phenomenal presentation by Dr. Richard Wolff on the long-known, glaring flaws of our capitalist system, their dire implications, and, most importantly, humane, enlightened alternatives. This is must-read material for anyone who wants to have an informed perspective on capitalism, Marxism, democracy, freedom . . . pretty much anything, actually.
Human society under urgent threat from loss of Earth’s natural life
Joe Biden’s non-apology to Anita Hill casts long shadow over 2020 run
How willing these idiotic primary voters are to hand over power to this childish fool, Joe Biden. Even after this much exposure his failures and weaknesses keep getting excused and ignored. Well, there really is no use feeling sorry for what people choose to inflict upon themselves, their poor, hapless selves, over and over again. With Trump’s election there seems no logical end to the degree of pain the suffering and ignorant are willing to inflict upon themselves.
But really the blame falls on the socioeconomic system and its philosophy or really the utter lack thereof that allows a democratic electorate to become so ignorant as to their own best interests and how to properly govern themselves as human beings or as a nation.
Check out @JKCorden’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/JKCorden/status/1093634176845139968?s=09
I love her. 💜
If you haven’t already seen this please take a few minutes and do yourself a favor.
Source: Vote.org | Outvote
Speaking your voice and reaching out to your elected representatives seemingly could not be any easier than it is right now. Resistbot is a wonderful tool that allows you to painlessly communicate your thoughts, wishes, complaints, congratulations, anything you care to impart, to your elected representatives as well as other institutions, and it also keeps you informed of other important things you might want to know about as a responsible, conscientious citizen of the United States of America.
What a filthy piece of work this was.
I will be exhaustively annotating and updating this post going forward as it seems so important and pregnant with relevance and wisdom for our current situation and likely that for years to come.
Religious belief appears to have negative influence on children’s altruism and judgments of others’ actions even as parents see them as ‘more empathetic’
- The Princeton article in question: https://scholar.princeton.edu/sites/default/files/mgilens/files/gilens_and_page_2014_-testing_theories_of_american_politics.doc.pdf
- Same story by The Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2014/04/08/rich-people-rule/
- . . . and Business Insider: http://www.businessinsider.com/major-study-finds-that-the-us-is-an-oligarchy-2014-4
Fuck Henry Ford https://g.co/kgs/4DdZ2S
I pray to die. I feel like I’m out of bullets and this fight is over. I give up. I’m sick of seeking out people to befriend, cajoling people into being pals or partners, and fuck the concept of dating or mating altogether.
I’ve done my best to stick to my guns and do what I thought was right and this is the result. A life in the end bereft of companionship, love,company,family, happiness,joy, fulfillment….
I will post photos if anything interesting happens.
Empathy seems to be the primary missing ingredient in today’s stew.
It is somewhat alarming how disconnected we’ve become, for myself at least.
People like this make me want to punch them, of course.