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    • geometric sequencing (Last post by RyuJin)
    • Quote: i really think its at least possible that thats why the cameras are always built into the machines facing the user directly phones for instance didnt always have the front camera also ive taken phones apart and found what definitely looked like a camera lens on the inside the curious bug in me says its a great idea but the freedom loving individualist in me says that kind of power collected so covertly cannot at all be a good thing it's never a good thing when citizens are being spied on by their own government...it's too orwellian.... big brother is watching....big brother loves you....1 + 1 = 4..... having said that....the base i was stationed on did just that....collected global telecommunications filtering for keywords and phrases then passed them on....
    • Politics Everywhere? (Last post by OB1Shinobi)
    • gorrillas will oust an alpha if he fails as a leader a big part of his leadership role requires a kind of social sensitivity or social acuity to the members in the group wolves at first glance appear to be in a purely physical contest of strength, but its not always the largest wolf that leads and this is seen in many "alpha" social structures, intelligence and confidence -or assertivenesss, even personal charisma are major factors in determining status in a group. who wins an election if not the stronger candidate who ran the stronger campaign or had the strongest platform with the strongest base? lol everything changes into exactly what it was before
    • Jedi Community Action Group (Last post by Brenna)
    • Saw this and was reminded of this thread. "The trouble is that once you see it, you can't unsee it. And once you've seen it, keeping quiet, saying nothing, becomes as political an act as speaking out. There is no innocence. Either way, you're accountable." — Arundhati Roy
    • Jedi Bush-trackers... (Last post by steamboat28)
    • Quote: a tip for starting fires without a match.... So far, I have successfully started fire with every "element" (whether Classical or Wu Xing) except water. It's next on my list. My favorite method, however, is the fire piston. [video]
    • So, whos fault is it? (Last post by OB1Shinobi)
    • don miguel ruiz authored "the four agreements" as far as i can tell it is an evolution or perhaps a divergent interpretation of/to the works of carlos castaneda generally these can be found under the headings "toltec" "nagualism" and of course "new age" the agreements are 1 - be impeccable with your word 2 - dont make any assumptions 3 - dont take anything personally 4 - always do your best not making assumptions and not taking anything personally are the most relevant here, though being impeccable with your word means one the one hand expressing and explaining things as precisely as possible so that you are understood and also being resolutely honest, but also being absolutely inflexible about dishing out poison or emotional gunk. basically never using ones words to hurt or punish others or to vent our own negativity/spread poison into other peoples emotional states what he says about assumptions is that they cause of a huge amount of sabotage in relationships all kinds of relationships, but especially romantic ones because the assumption is that the other person understands how we feel about everything and how we will interpret their actions or words in virtually every instance, and so if they dont live up to our expectations we further assume that its because they dont care about us or about how we feel or that they dont respect us not to mention all the assumptions we make about what theyre thinking or doing on their own so the next thing usually is we take this personal and we say things we dont really mean and that serve no purpose other than to hurt or punish the other person as i think about it, adherence to any one of these agreements would have totally changed the way this situation played out even doing her best if she would have been deliberately mindful of the idea of always doing her best then she might have gone on to bed without him, or she would have found something else to focus on deliberately without being distracted or her best to not take personally that ole dude was late likely she would not even have dropped the cup to begin with thats what this conversation reminded me of doing our best means doing our best to live up to the other agreements also
    • Meditation tips (Last post by Adder)
    • Quote: Rid your mind of any "empty head" nonsense you may have heard, and just be aware. Nonsense!!! My heads empty often and your right it is non-sense :lol: Perhaps better put, it could be the first step to being better able to focus on the 'mindstream' is just to observe it, but then for many later on it becomes second nature to work with it easily from emptiness to focused and back again as required - of course it cannot be empty, its just less detached and errant. Large chunks of Vajrayana are dedicated to 'cutting off' the mindstream to go deeper and deeper, perhaps better phrased as truer and truer or more 'now'!!! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C3%B6d
    • Mars One (Last post by a67)
    • It's easy to say, first we need to focus on Earth problem. Wich are the problems our planet are suffering? There a lot of things we don't know about the space. I don't think it's going to be a failure unless we begin a war on space. If we focus to the sucess instead of failure we can move mountain. Can we change the problems on Earth or do we really want? Who don't want the current state change? I am not pointing on anyone. I am just sure things can change easily in 10 years. Unfortunately, we are not aware of all the technologies we have now. www.nbcnews.com/science/space/life-mars-...hane-mystery-n269311 worldbuilding.stackexchange.com/question...evive-its-magnetosph www.mars-one.com/mission/risks-and-challenges www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/...blic-interest/47616/ Just like that. Life is a one way trip too.
    • Application Open: Secretary for the Synod (Last post by V-Tog)
    • The Synod is currently is looking for the right candidate for the position of Secretary for the Synod and welcomes applications from interested Clergy members. Job Description: The Secretary for the Synod is responsible for supporting a broad range of Synod initiatives, from recording Synod discussion, assisting the other members of the Synod with their initiatives, providing insight and aiding in engagement with the wider Clergy and the Temple congregation as a whole. Prerequisites for Application: Must be a member of the Clergy (Licensed Minister or above) Must be in good standing with the Temple How to Apply: To apply please send a message to the members of the Synod; Alexandre Orion, Akkarin and V-Tog. You may, if you wish, explain why you would like to fill this position. Closing Date for Applications: Saturday 11th April, 23:59 UTC Enquiries regarding the position or the application process should be sent in a PM to Alexandre, Akkarin or myself. Note: You do not need to send your questions or concerns to all three of us, but you do need to send your application to all three of us. There is also a vacancy for the position of Secretary to the Clergy, details of which can be found here. Please take your time to familiarize yourself with the differences between these two roles and to decide which one you may be more suited to. You are welcome to apply for both positions, if you wish, but please indicate your preferred role in your application.
    • Application Open: Secretary for the Clergy (Last post by V-Tog)
    • The Synod is currently is looking for the right candidate for the position of Secretary for the Clergy and welcomes applications from interested Clergy members. Job Description: The Secretary for the Clergy serves the TotJO by centralising communications between the Clergy and the community, between the Synod and active Clergy members and Seminarians. The Secretary for the Clergy is the primary chairperson of Clergy meetings, ensuring the orderly progression of the meeting and producing a comprehensive transcript of proceedings. It is also in this Office that the Sermon Schedule is determined and maintained. Prerequisites for Application: Must be a member of the Clergy (Licensed Minister or above) Must be in good standing with the Temple How to Apply: To apply please send a message to the members of the Synod; Alexandre Orion, Akkarin and V-Tog. You may, if you wish, explain why you would like to fill this position. Closing Date for Applications: Saturday 11th April, 23:59 UTC Enquiries regarding the position or the application process should be sent in a PM to Alexandre, Akkarin or myself. Note: You do not need to send your questions or concerns to all three of us, but you do need to send your application to all three of us. There is also a vacancy for the position of Secretary to the Synod, details of which can be found here. Please take your time to familiarize yourself with the differences between these two roles and to decide which one you may be more suited to. You are welcome to apply for both positions if you wish, but please indicate your preferred role in your application.

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