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by motherjuggs&speed
Sun Feb 25, 2024 11:04 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: No fuckin' thank you to sending US troops to Ukraine
Replies: 537
Views: 27505

No fuckin' thank you to sending US troops to Ukraine

Gene wrote: Sun Feb 25, 2024 8:18 pm Can we credit Zelenski with knowing what the UAF needs to win?
I credit him with knowing how to get buy-in from the U.S., partly due to the supply/maintenance infrastructure you cite.
by motherjuggs&speed
Sun Feb 25, 2024 6:28 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: No fuckin' thank you to sending US troops to Ukraine
Replies: 537
Views: 27505

No fuckin' thank you to sending US troops to Ukraine

All that needs saying about Ukraina.... Zelenski asked for F16s in March of 2022. So far nothing but training and promises. I work with ethnic and native born Ukrainians. They don't strike me as being so stupid as to require many years to train how to use something. It doesn't take that long to get...
by motherjuggs&speed
Sat Feb 24, 2024 4:21 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: No fuckin' thank you to sending US troops to Ukraine
Replies: 537
Views: 27505

No fuckin' thank you to sending US troops to Ukraine

They are fighting for their lives but they didn't all become Audie Murphy on Feb 24. A lot of them are still as corrupt as ever and I do think that some of them (not the front line guys) might be selling weapons on the side. They are doing a lot of damage to Russia so good on them. If I believed tha...
by motherjuggs&speed
Fri Feb 23, 2024 4:41 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: No fuckin' thank you to sending US troops to Ukraine
Replies: 537
Views: 27505

No fuckin' thank you to sending US troops to Ukraine

Eight trillion dollars have been spent on the GWOT. Two trillion on Afghanistan and for what? My view is that the purpose of America's wars is to make money for the insiders and consolidate their power. I don't think Biden & Co. actually care about Ukraine. We've been doling out just enough aid,...
by motherjuggs&speed
Wed Feb 21, 2024 3:23 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Wim Hoff breathing
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Wim Hoff breathing

That's what I used dzogchen for. I had a lot of powerful realizations as a byproduct and stopped for a while to let my psychology catch up.
by motherjuggs&speed
Sun Feb 11, 2024 4:45 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: What do you think is your best habit?
Replies: 13
Views: 237

What do you think is your best habit?

I think 99% of self reflection is not only narcissistic self indulgence, but illusory. Sudden painful realizations are real enough, like when someone (me) sees how wrong he's been and/or just how shitty someone is, but the kind of ponderings most people write about are self aggrandizing self decepti...
by motherjuggs&speed
Mon Jan 01, 2024 6:15 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: mental big rocks
Replies: 20
Views: 615

mental big rocks

Recently I've been thinking more about my brain and how it's affected by everything I do. So one of the big rocks is, get the things I need for my brain to function right. For example, when I'm tired I make poor decisions, including not getting the rest I need. So in addition to checking whether I'm...
by motherjuggs&speed
Sun Dec 31, 2023 8:44 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Right now I'm reading
Replies: 763
Views: 222427

Right now I'm reading

Scott's Last Voyage ,Through the Antarctic Camera of Herbert Ponting. This is part narrative but mostly it's writings by the expedition members. I love the writing of a lot of these explorers. The chapter on the dogs was worthwhile in itself. I like the way Scott's log becomes more brutally element...
by motherjuggs&speed
Tue Dec 26, 2023 3:53 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Right now I'm reading
Replies: 763
Views: 222427

Right now I'm reading

Gift from the Sea , by Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Another library table book, this one spoke to me and I'm glad I picked it up. It's a very short set of essays about solitude and the rhythms of life. It works well with my winter mood. I would say it's a one sitting read but I've been reading a few page...
by motherjuggs&speed
Thu Dec 14, 2023 9:29 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Right now I'm reading
Replies: 763
Views: 222427

Right now I'm reading

Change Your Brain Every Day , by Daniel Amen. In keeping with Bram's idea that the right book finds him, I've been going to the free table at the library to see what grabs me. I saw this and started on it. It's about brain health and some ways to achieve it.. The tone is soothing, which itself is g...
by motherjuggs&speed
Wed Dec 13, 2023 7:26 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: mental big rocks
Replies: 20
Views: 615

mental big rocks

I have the sense that it’s like a muscle. If you dwell a lot, on anything, you get better at dwelling. I've been dwelling on this. I've been reading about state orientation, which is "Action orientation is, in essence, the capacity to regulate emotions, thoughts, and behaviors to fulfill the i...
by motherjuggs&speed
Wed Dec 13, 2023 12:51 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: A free black in the USA
Replies: 15
Views: 440

A free black in the USA

We used to be able to disagree, even vehemently, even dismiss the the other person as a morally deficient fucktard, without people declaring others to be beyond hope. At least it wasn't the usual. Is it more that everyone is fed up in general or are people just less tolerant of different views?
by motherjuggs&speed
Thu Dec 07, 2023 8:06 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: who killed george floyd
Replies: 4
Views: 189

who killed george floyd

Well, some of the circumstances were in the video I linked to.

To say that anyone who sees the facts and/or the way the case was handled differently than you do is

<boom boom boom boom>
Racist
<Whooooaaah!>

is not a real argument.
by motherjuggs&speed
Thu Nov 30, 2023 6:08 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: A free black in the USA
Replies: 15
Views: 440

A free black in the USA

Let' me make a prediction: After winning his appeal, Chauvin will be released on June 18, 2024. Biden will call the ensuing riots protests. There will be prosecutions of people who say the riots are riots. Interesting but not surprising: Wikipedia says Chauvin murdered Floyd. Not, Floyd died and Cha...
by motherjuggs&speed
Wed Nov 29, 2023 10:06 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: mental big rocks
Replies: 20
Views: 615

mental big rocks

Write down any situation that comes to mind, where things were very stressful, but you rose to the occasion. After thinking about this some more I realized that when I've been successful in dealing with stressful situations, I usually didn't see the situation as stressful as in 'I'm so stressed', b...
by motherjuggs&speed
Mon Nov 27, 2023 5:19 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: mental big rocks
Replies: 20
Views: 615

mental big rocks

One thing that puzzles me about this is, why do I persist in thinking about some things and not others? I'm not sure why this is, but I think we can all control this to a significant degree. I suppose one step is to realize that I can choose at least some of what I think and all of my responses.
by motherjuggs&speed
Mon Nov 27, 2023 4:16 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: mental big rocks
Replies: 20
Views: 615

mental big rocks

If I noticed the things you did, I might tell myself, "task at hand, bigger picture." That's a good idea. I'll try to put that in my cues: "What's the bigger picture here?" or "Does this really make sense"? I've often lacked the ability to see that in the moment but if...
by motherjuggs&speed
Mon Nov 27, 2023 4:09 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: mental big rocks
Replies: 20
Views: 615

mental big rocks

I don't know if this is true of anyone else , but a common pattern with me is that thoughts stay with me for a long time. I imagine it's related to the fact that I tend to not let go of activities or people that aren't good for me any more and in some cases never were. So the persistence is a thing ...
by motherjuggs&speed
Mon Nov 27, 2023 2:20 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: mental big rocks
Replies: 20
Views: 615

mental big rocks

“What actions and attitudes keep me in the best head space?” Another way for me to approach this is, what actions, speech and attitudes lead to me not being in a well functioning head space? If I look at what I think every day, I see a pattern. I fill my mind with bad thoughts. Not all day, but too...
by motherjuggs&speed
Mon Nov 27, 2023 1:59 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: mental big rocks
Replies: 20
Views: 615

mental big rocks

That's a good exercise. I've been struggling with it for the last few days. I haven't found many commonalities so far, except staying focused on the job at hand. Which has led to a lot of problems with tunnel vision. When I get dialed in I can often get the specific thing done that I set out to do b...
by motherjuggs&speed
Thu Nov 23, 2023 2:34 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: mental big rocks
Replies: 20
Views: 615

mental big rocks

I look at it as: “What actions and attitudes keep me in the best head space?” That meta view has been hard for me to find, although it is important, even essential. Another tough one for me is to determine what the best head space even is. Naturally different jobs require different mindsets. I have...
by motherjuggs&speed
Wed Nov 22, 2023 9:17 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: mental big rocks
Replies: 20
Views: 615

mental big rocks

Ian King had the big rocks metaphor. Put the big rocks in the jar. Most of us here have read a lot of meditation/mindfulness/blahblah but what are the big rocks? My best guess right now is something like: : clear perception of the facts rational/logical comprehension of the situation avoiding known ...