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    • Cultural Appropriation (Last post by OB1Shinobi)
    • Quote: I'm just going to sneak in at the end here and place this link: I make no comments... OHNO THEY DITANT! :snap: :headtilt:
    • Beyond Carnism and towards Rational, Authentic Foo... (Last post by OB1Shinobi)
    • Quote: Her views are not sentiocentrist. If by sentiocentrist you mean "things that are self-aware" then nearly all animals don't qualify- certainly not birds or fish. i define self aware as "aware of oneself as being alive and as being distinct from other living things" crows have more than thrity words distinct specific calls that have a preexisting context and mean the same thing every time the idea that animals are "superior" to plants is imo just as arrogant and indefensible as the idea that humans are superior to all the other animals that roam the earth all life is alive it doesnt mean we cant eat it but it does imply that we should ackowledge it from a more meaningful level than surface assumptions which exist as a result of the assumption of human superiority we are superior only by our own standards and from within our own contexts
    • Jediism? (Last post by Kitsu Tails)
    • Hello Friend, 1. To some (meaning alot) yes it is a religion :) To others it is just a Spiritual practice of precepts and philosophical lessons. 2. Who knows how many! There is too many to count. Gathered Force Community is attempting to create a World Map for registered members. Perhaps one day it will help reveal to us numbers :) 3. Optional/Your choice. Mainly we just say "I am a Jedi." Though I have heard the other terms used. :) Welcome!
    • Rants far and wide (Last post by RyuJin)
    • Quote: To whoever designed the Capri-Sun drink pouch, you owe me an ounce of fruit punch and a new shirt. Who thought squeezing an aluminum pouch and stabbing it with a sharp plastic straw would be the best way to distribute a beverage? [image] :pinch: :angry: too bad there isn't a "super like" button....because that is hilarious....i've lost count of how man times capri sun has blasted me..
    • Making of a Jedi Warrior (Last post by OB1Shinobi)
    • i prefer in certain instances to disregard the idea of defense or defending, and substitute it for the idea of attacking the attack this first video for me is not so much actual knife response as it is general intro to krav 360 technique which i had meant to put first up but oh well
    • The Art of Self-Discipline (Last post by Luthien)
    • Self-discipline... For me, it's about what one wishes to accomplish, or complete, or whatever the goal is which motivates one to take the necessary steps toward it. Quite simply, it's being able to overcome how you feel to do what you need to do. The reason it's so difficult for everybody is because everybody's goals are typically different. Personally, the simpler something is to do, the easier it is to maintain in the long run. If you overcomplicate the process of your daily living, it won't be sustainable for very long. You notice something that you want to change, come up with an effective solution, and stick with it until it becomes part of your daily life. Then, it doesn't take any more than a thought to remember what you need to do. Sometimes the goal isn't very simple, but adding a step at a time will bring you closer to it, you just have to be patient with yourself and keep your motivation, somehow, as there is no one solution which is applicable for every person. It's the drive, the hunger for more, the thirst for better. Essentially, it's what Buddhism sets out to free you from; desire, thus suffering. But, if you would suffer for a short while to achieve your long-term goals, you will be happy and free. Work with your philosophic, thinking mind to create that discipline you seek. I've heard it said that you may master something only if you know how to simplify it, though that's not always the case. One can show understanding by being able to explain in simple terms, most of the time. One can show mastery of an art by how simply they create, or express themselves. One can show mastery of their own life by how simply they live. I think it takes a lot of discipline to keep one's life simple. I'm currently working on doing that, myself, so I constantly ask myself whether something is essential, or just a waste. I also constantly have to keep my pride in check, or remember to remain humble. It's with humility that I am able to surpass prior limitations. Too much thought may cloud your judgment. If you find yourself overthinking things like I do, step away from it and re-approach it with a fresher mind. That's all I have for now. I would like to help as much as I can, but I'm not sure if what I said was helpful. Take it with a grain of salt, I guess.
    • "If you're not doing anything wrong..." (Last post by OB1Shinobi)
    • - unless dispatch recieved a call stating that violence has already happened - shots fired, someone attacked, fleeing armed robbery ect, first responding officer armed only with a body cam and a radio he is not allowed to touch suspects and not allowed to chase suspects all she is allowed to do is talk -her responsibility is to see whats going on and to bring the situation to an acceptable resolution - these officers are being monitered by a nearby partner but cannot be interfered with by other officers unless they request it or are attacked penalty for attacking this officer should be severe - like really really severe - mandatory, and with no possibility of time reduction the condition for this is that the footage has to be intact or demonstrate that the suspect initiated aggression before equipment failure - every citizen walking the street should be legally allowed to carry every item that every regular REGULAR PATROL officer is allowed to carry on regular patrol duty INCLUDING the radio with accompanying frequencies - officers only to regular patrol areas which they live in, or within 15 - 20 miles of if no officers live there - rookie officers without children are required to live in high crime areas for a predetermined time not to be less than one year - every surveillance cam in the world should be live streamed onto the www 24-7 available for anyone anywhere in the world to access in real time - the white house is allowed ONE room WITHOUT twenty hr video/audio surveillance and it has one door which is live streamed at all times so we can see who goes in and how long they are in there foriegn nations and appointed observers also moniter the door at all times - all government business not conducted in said room business must be conducted under live moniter and accessable to the entire world
    • ADD HEALING REQUESTS HERE!! (Last post by Wescli Wardest)
    • Everlasting Force, essence of life. The Aunt of Peace, a child of the force, whose body has been harmed by illness, an illness that may grow, may weaken her body, is in need of healing and peace of mind and spirit. So too is her family in need of comfort, as she is, during these times of tribulation. Help her to receive the care she needs as this time passes. Send the healing flow of the force, restore her to health, ease their minds and comfort their spirits. And help her and each member of her family face the days ahead with love and compassion. As we, their brothers and sisters in the Force, stand by their side in thought and spirit let them know they are loved and supported.

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