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EnoughNoLibsSpam on Senator Chuck Grassley peeved over FBI stonewalling on questions about the Boston Marathon Bombing - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"FBI Official: Tsarnaev Surveillance Allegations Are ‘Patently False’ http://www.bostonmagazine.com/news... http://www.reddit.com/r..."
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Orangutan on EPA's New Rules Label Toxic Coal Ash Non-Hazardous - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Thanks Sarah. Sorry. Didn't see that when I was submitting it. The link didn't say it had already been submitted to Environment. I respect that. As long as its covered : ) Peace."
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alllie on Secrets of the Castle (2014) - a documentary series on constructing a castle using 13th century tools and techniques - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"The thing that troubled me most was how crappy the mortar was. It looked like dirt, inside the joints never got hard and look like mud next to some of the beautifully worked stone, distracting from its beauty. The part that showed the work of the stone masons was very interesting, not just how they worked stone but how they measured things out with a compass,, a straight edge and snapping a chalk line. Interesting how far back this all goes."
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alllie on Secrets of the Castle (2014) - a documentary series on constructing a castle using 13th century tools and techniques - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Thanks for that."
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xcalibre on BitTorrent Offers Distribute Sony’s ‘The Interview’ Via Its Bundle Service - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"In Bum Cum"
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SatyapriyaCC on I am not an atheist but am very anti-religion. Am I welcome here? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"> Your "evidence" for your beliefs consist of experiences with hallucinegenic drugs, and pseudo-science. You do understand that hallucinegenic drugs cause hallucinations, right? Not all of them do, and not for everyone. The only hallucinations I experience on magic mushrooms or LSD are what look like the quivering of hard surfaces, especially in my peripheral vision. Recent scientific studies have actually proven that magic mushrooms in particular do not cause extra activity in the brain (as people tend to think), but less. They work by inhibiting the normal function of the prefrontal cortex, which is associated with personality and ego. Basically they remove our filter temporarily so that we can experience reality as it is: http://www.policymic.com/article... http://www.the-open-mind.com/how-mag... > As for the pseudo-sciences you mention, you can visit..."
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SatyapriyaCC on I am not an atheist but am very anti-religion. Am I welcome here? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Believe whatever you want to believe. I just wanted to make sure you understand what I am referring to. It's difficult to talk about awareness, consciousness or the mind with English-speakers because there are only a few different words to describe it. In comparison, in Sanskrit, there are more than 20 different words to describe consciousness."
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SatyapriyaCC on I am not an atheist but am very anti-religion. Am I welcome here? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"... *facepalm* Awareness, in this context, is simply being aware of something. Say an old lady driving in a car cuts you off, you are aware of her. Or you are aware of the fact that the Earth orbits the sun. Consciousness, again, in this context, is referring to the Void, God, Great Spirit, Jah, Brahma...etc, that I refer to as universal consciousness."
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xcalibre on Greenwald: "running around trying to pin the blame of 911..." - Saudi Arabia bares most of the blame - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"linked to the 911 bit, but the rest on Israel is also worth watching"
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SovereignMan on Flight 93 on 9/11 - Can someone help me out? I'm really confused. - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"OP and first commenter was /u/Chamber556."
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alllie on Castro to Pocket 92% of Worker Salaries from Foreign Companies - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"I wonder if this will make it easier or harder to subvert the Cuban workers."
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alllie on Castro daughter: US 'dreaming' if they think Cuba will return to capitalism - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"He's very old and ill."
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SatyapriyaCC on I am not an atheist but am very anti-religion. Am I welcome here? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"> Radio transmissions can be interfered with. Sometimes all the radios in a given area can't get a good signal. If consciousness was an external transmission we would expect to observe the same sort of thing. But we do not. Yes we do, you just don't realize it. The brain is fully capable of operating on its own without a higher level of consciousness guiding it. We call this "being on autopilot" AKA spiritual unconsciousness. When people have a mystical experience AKA a spiritual awakening, they literally feel like they just woke up inside their body for the first time, like they had been sleepwalking for most of their life and didn't realize it. > Also the fact that we know that different parts of the brain do different things does not fit this model either. A receiver is more likely to break in an all or nothing fashion. Its not likely to break in a selective fashion where only some signals are dropped based on content, and other signals get received just fine. That's total B.S. and..."
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SatyapriyaCC on I am not an atheist but am very anti-religion. Am I welcome here? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"> These are the four fundamental forces of the universe and there are no others. And what about chi/prana? Do you believe in that? Why or why not? What do you know about the pineal gland? Are you aware that the pineal gland has been referred to as the third eye for thousands of years, by both the Egyptians AND the Tibetans, two completely unconnected cultures? Decartes even went so far as to call it "the seat of the soul": "The third eye (also known as the inner eye) is a mystical and esoteric concept referring to a speculative invisible eye which provides perception beyond ordinary sight.[1] In certain dharmic spiritual traditions such as Hinduism, the third eye refers to the ajna, or brow, chakra.[2] In Theosophy it is related to the pineal gland.[3] The third eye refers to the gate that leads to inner realms and spaces of higher consciousness. In New Age spirituality, the third eye often symbolizes a state of enlightenment or the evocation of mental images having deeply personal..."
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alllie on I hadn't really listened to The Beatles until a few months ago. Here is the collection my parents gave me. - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"The Beatles are so damn good. And CDs are so damn bad."
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alllie on Scalia on retirees losing their health insurance: "I can't feel bad about it." - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"He's the definition of sociopath."
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alllie on Let's make Team America the most watched movie Dec 24th [America] - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Let's not."
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alllie on US-Cuban rapprochement: The lessons of history - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Sometimes I think the WSWS requires more purity, more hair splitting than even marx could provide and no revolution, no revolutionary is good enough to meet their standards. There's a quote I keep coming back to, "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." There is never a revolution or revolutionary perfect enough satisfy them. Getting rid of a bourgeois ruling class and improving the lives of the working class seems unimportant to them. But not to the Cuban people."
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SatyapriyaCC on I am not an atheist but am very anti-religion. Am I welcome here? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"> If you want to make the analogy work, it would have to be the mind / consciousness is the software. It is difficult to find the right words using the English language because it only has a few different words to describe consciousness and the mind. Sanskrit on the other hand has at least 20 words to describe consciousness. But you're right, "the mind" would be a better term to use for the operating system analogy. > Not really sure what you mean with awareness in this context. Niether do I, this is purely theoretical. It could be a soul, astral body, mindstream (Buddhism)...etc. > Why should I care what they have to say? I will only accept what they say about that which can be verified. I don't mean this in an attacking way. Is meditation useful? Sure, and I've felt it's effects, which is great, but I have no reason to accept the mysticism behind it. Then focus on the recent discoveries in quantum physics if you are unwilling to let the testimonies of serious meditation..."
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alllie on [#7|+3125|2292] If you were going to assassinate Kim Jong Un, how would you do it? [/r/AskReddit] - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"I'd organize a real communist revolution in north Korea then try him for any crimes he might have committed, though I doubt there's much outside of the CIA's vicious imagination. It would more be charges of betraying the revolution and bourgeoisie thinking."
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SatyapriyaCC on I am not an atheist but am very anti-religion. Am I welcome here? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"> Wrong; Citation: Sam Harris. What about Sam Harris? Sam Harris has proposed several far out theories about the nature of reality which coincide with much of what I am talking about. > You posted that in the other comment, I'm watching it right now, but its really slow. Great :) Hope you like it. It's one of the best documentaries out there on the topic. > That is entirely missing the point. I didn't say you didn't get a funny feeling, it's that I said having a funny feeling doesn't mean "god" or whatever outside of having that feeling. It's called intuition. No, someone's intuition doesn't count as 'hard evidence', but it is very convincing for the person who experiences it. In that state of mind knowledge literally comes flowing into your mind and it feels very true to you."
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SatyapriyaCC on I am not an atheist but am very anti-religion. Am I welcome here? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"> And indeed, there is no harm in speculating such things, but believing them to actually be true should be based on some information (preferably good verifiable information) that those things are true. It is not black and white when it comes to beliefs. I have concrete beliefs like: 1. On a clear sunny day, the sky will be blue. 2. When I walk outside on a windless day, gravity will keep me on the Earth. 3. My left hand has 5 fingers. And then I have flexible beliefs about things that I don't have absolute knowledge of: 1. Life is abundant throughout the universe. 2. God exists and it is actually our true, shared nature. 3. The universe is a holographic projection within the mind of God. I would be pretty shocked if one of the first 3 beliefs suddenly turned out to be false, but not if the last 3 did. That is the difference. I am willing to change any of my beliefs (even the first 3) based on new evidence or clear logic."
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alllie on Crash Test, Then Against Now: Car from 2009 vs Car from 1959 - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Yikes!"
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SovereignMan on 9/11: Taxi cab driver admits "it was planned" - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"> How did a plane that impacted a building tens of stories up hit a light pole? [The Pentagon](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...)."
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SatyapriyaCC on I am not an atheist but am very anti-religion. Am I welcome here? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"> I don't think they have the expertise to make such a statement. Only someone who has never practiced deep meditation could make the statement that a serious practitioner doesn't have any expertise about the nature of reality. > backed up by recent discoveries in quantum physics. Check out this 20 minute documentary which compares ancient Buddhist teachings with the latest discoveries in the field of quantum physics: https://www.youtube.com/watch... > So, you had a funny feeling when you used mind altering substances, there for it is true? I have had profound mystical experiences on these substances which dissolved my ego completely and allowed me to glean information from a higher plane of consciousness. I have tested this information over and over again both in my life and in my mind conceptually and it has held strong. It doesn't matter if you believe me, it is true for me and me alone because I was the one who experienced it. By the way, magic mushrooms have been..."
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SatyapriyaCC on I am not an atheist but am very anti-religion. Am I welcome here? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"> This pure assertion, why would you think this? You are throwing away an evidenced based view for one without anything to substantiate it's truth. Only that is not an evidence-based view. Personality and ego are a part of the brain, specifically the prefrontal cortex. Of course there are going to be personality changes when you mess with the brain. You have to consider the possibility that the brain may simply be a biocomputer, that the ego is its operating system, and that the awareness which links to the body/mind complex is the driver/operator. This view is perfectly plausible and is backed up by recent discoveries in quantum physics, not to mention has been claimed by eastern mystics and yogis for thousands of years. Check out this 20 minute documentary which compares ancient Buddhist teachings with the latest discoveries in the field of quantum physics: https://www.youtube.com/watch... Also, here is an excellent presentation by scientist and author Peter Russell where..."
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SatyapriyaCC on I am not an atheist but am very anti-religion. Am I welcome here? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"One can have beliefs about the unseen or undiscovered without having actual evidence to back up those beliefs. Beliefs are a very personal thing. However, if those beliefs influence them to harm another in some way then those beliefs should be questioned, challenged and criticized by society. Of course it is important to base your beliefs on scientific evidence and clear logic, but when it comes to higher concepts we must acknowledge that there may not be any evidence available and/or that normal rules of logic may not apply. For instance, the laws of Newtonian physics break down when we observe things on the quantum level. Also, consider the theory that in higher dimensions time may be non-linear."
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SatyapriyaCC on I am not an atheist but am very anti-religion. Am I welcome here? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"> provably false Let's see the evidence which proves this theory to be false. Also, it may not be electromagnetic energy, it may be something our scientific instruments aren't able to detect yet. You never know."
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SatyapriyaCC on I am not an atheist but am very anti-religion. Am I welcome here? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Being anti-religion is very different from being anti-theist. One can be anti-religion but still believe in a deity."
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