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Obama: “It is important for us to respond big and to respond fast [to the Frankenstorm]. We’re going to cut through red tape and we’re not going to get bogged down in a lot of rules.”
Alex Jones: “Obama’s manipulating the weather using HAARP”
Republicans everywhere, circa Nov. 7th 2012: “Alex Jones was on to something. They stole the election using the storm as a cover for chicanery. Look, he even said so himself.”
And that was the day that Alex Jones became their prophet. He then proceeded to have a totally “sober” debate with Glenn Beck, who so totally knew that it was actually one of the many machinations of a nefarious international cabal of Masons and financiers, puppet-masters, if you will. They concluded their day by so totally NOT smoking dmt and so totally NOT talking to the clockwork elves.
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Oct 26, 2012 [16:58]
Oct 26, 2012 [16:59] updated
I. I have never believed in anything, not even and much less myself. I have always felt as though selfhood, identity, kept me, keeps us, in fetters, shackled to the lie of transcendence. I lied, just now. I believed in deliverance, escape, in the pleroma of the apocalypse of love.
II. The non-identity of self and self is time itself – without which we could not exist. Existence is neither eternal, unchanging Being, nor bound, teleologically, to absolute annihilation, eternal non-being. It is rather their unending, non-dialectical synthesis: the stream of Becoming. Experience does not admit of non-existence, only being-in-time: becoming. genesis and phthora, birth and death, the passage of time: none refute existence. Universal transience and impermanence refute only our fantasies of eternal self-identity – fantasies tantamount to suicidal ideation.
III. The Analyst: You know, love is just a Romantic fantasy, a mask for our every retrogression into primal, neurotic behavior. These aggressive, self-destructive drives masquerade as expressions of a noble emotion, when in reality, they respond to the trauma of intimacy, the anticipatory grief of knowing that the beloved will one day disappear. On occasion we attain mastery, only by becoming agents of the feared dissolution.
The Analysand: Can't it be otherwise? Can't love inspire progress?
The Analyst: Why, then, is it you on the couch and not I?
IV. Why must we reproach ourselves for ephemeral happiness as it recedes into the past? Wouldn't this amount to sour grapes on the part of my present existence? 'I must have been mistaken. Had I been or had reason to be happy it would have lasted.' In so doing we forget that transience is indissociable from the very idea of happiness.
...to love is to let go.
V. Hope is impossible. Despair is doubly impossible. To genuinely let go: impossibility raised to the power of infinity. I felt infinite, impossibly infinite, in that moment, when at last I felt at home in the cosmos, a multitude of previously unseen stars illuminated the sky. It is perhaps true that every turning point is in accompanied by a palpable uncanny aura. I feel as though time were abolished, I feel the coexistence of what was and what will be in the now.
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Okay, I will be the first to admit this -- I AM dreaming of my soul mate, the man of my dreams, the man to top all others, the man who will sweep me off my feet and keep me there! (Wow, that is pretty sexy, right?)
Tall, dark and handsome used to be the description of the man of our dreams (well, not all of us had that dream, but I am willing to bet that if he had the above abilities, you would not care whether he was tall, short, dark, fair, handsome or just average looking, right?
When you are over sixty and looking for your soul mate, then you definitely must adjust your sails (your asset list, too).
How about trying an experiment using the search feature at your online dating sites. Do a narrow search first (filtering out everyone EXCEPT the attributes you would love your mate to have). When you fill in the search parameters put in your city or zip code and put in 25 miles as the limit you are willing to travel, then put in the age within a two-year span -- your ideal mate is 48, so put in 47 to 49. Next, put in that he/she must have a photo published. Click enter and see how many are displayed. Check them out IF there are any that came up within that framework. You could save that search and do another if you'd like to go through them more closely.
Now, increase the distance you are willing to travel and change the age to a ten or fifteen year span, with photo, and see how many appear.
That is the best way to find someone -- do not close out too many who may only be a few months or a couple of years outside your search parameters. Would that really make a difference?
Good luck to you in finding your prince or princess -- just widen your horizons to find him or her.
|ON LINE DATING INPUT AND ADVICE
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Aug 27, 2012 [16:59]
Aug 27, 2012 [20:08] updated
What attracts you to an online dating profile? The photo, of course! And, if yours is not clear, visibly attractive, colorful and with a smile, you probably will not attract all of the posters you could attract! I was also told to post more than one photo, including a full length one, which most impostors avoid. Sure, you will have some who troll constantly for the new members. (What?!? Yes, that is what I was told, so be ready!) But, if you refuse to take the bait, you can avoid the trolls.
The above is an example of what NOT to do. The pix is so small, plus their faces are not facing forward to enable your potential mates from seeing how handsome/beautiful you are! The wording is right on though, isn't it ladies?
For the above reason and others as well, I suggest that you set up an email address strictly used for online dating. And, if you are communicating with more than one person, you MUST come up with a system that will enable you to stay on top of each one.
Yes, your picture, then your profile is your first impression for the person you will meet online and if it does not stand out among the other pictures and profiles, you may be skipped over. What a loss that might be especially if he or she is that soul mate you have looked so patiently (or impatiently) for.
How do you make your profile stand out? First, come up with a heading that would cause you to click on the profile to read more. Simple, right?
You have orators, statesmen and women, elected officials, Hollywood actors and actresses, newsmen and women, teachers and others who have become great speakers from either training, expertise learned from their experience or a combination of those. What have you read or heard on TV lately that caught your attention? Can you use it for your profile heading. If so, use it! Just remember you must be able to tie the heading into your profile data, so make sure it is related in some way. You can also do a Google search for a quote about one of your hobbies or interests, then use that in the title.
Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently
I must work on mine -- this is my biggest mistake in my own profile -- I write TOO much! So, give lots of information, but do not write a novel, as I have. Someone suggested writing your profile in your word processor to enable you to make changes, do bullet listing of your assets, things you are looking for in a mate, etc. This is a great idea, except some online dating sites forbid you from copying and pasting, for fear you are repeating the same thing on other sites. I do not see that as a problem, but I guess the online sites do.
I must confess, I have checked them out! Some men (probably women, too, but I have not checked theirs) who truly know how to write an eye-catching profile! That is something we should all do -- check out your fellow posters. Do NOT copy them; however, you can pick up some ideas to help improve yours.
The biggest complaints I have heard are these:
1) Do NOT post pictures of your children, grandchildren, other men or women or your pets, including pictures of you holding them (especially other men or women)!
2) Do NOT post a grainy or horrible picture of yourself! If you cannot ask someone to take a photo, then go to a studio and get a photo made. Tell them the photo is for a web page and you need it clear, facing forward and upclose and you need a full length photo, with the date imprinted on it!
3) Per the stats I read in the past couple of months, 89 percent of all online daters lie about either their age, their weight, their height, their marital status, their income, their employment and/or education. Why?!? Do you not think the person you are meeting will notice that you weigh twice as much as you stated in your profile?!? Do you not think someone will look at you and think, "Wow, if he/she is only 60, he/she has been rode hard and put up wet!!" When I actually came out and asked a man how old he really was, he got upset and said that it didn't matter how old he was! Well, no, it doesn't matter if you want to get involved with someone who starts out in your relationship with lies! So, tell the truth, it may not set you free, but it is the best policy! That way you do not have to remember what you put in a problem or what you told someone -- it will be the same everything and easy to remember. If you forget, look at your drivers license!
Okay, your turn -- what is your biggest complaint about online dating?
|ON LINE DATING INPUT AND ADVICE
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Mar 23, 2012 [01:08]
Mar 23, 2012 [01:25] updated
The Drake Equation is often used to estimate extraterrestrial civilizations in our galaxy. It was proposed by Frank Drake in 1961. I decided to make a ‘Drake Equation’ for relationships, DER for short. Is it possible to predict the number of possible partners as it is to predict the number of intelligent civilizations? Let’s find out – Here is my modified Drake Equation for Relationships:
In this equation:
N = the number of men/women on our planet with which a relationship might be possible.
R* = the average rate of men/women formation on Earth (~20/1000 = .02 per year). This is human population growth and well known.
fp = fraction of total people on earth you might meet (0.001). Seems a reasonable value as most people do not travel far from home. It is about the fraction of the US population to the world total.
ne = total number of potential partners ~ 3.4 billion, half and half for men and women – given a total world population of 6.8 billion.
fc = fraction of above you are compatible with (0.25)
fl = Fraction of above you fall in love/are in love with (0.5)
L = length of time men/women seek a mate (~50 years)
My modified Drake Equation for Relationships (DER) says there are ~ 437,000 men/women just right for you and I. Let’s call it a half a million people. So, are these good odds? Probably not unless you get out and about or travel the world.
Considerable disagreement on the values of parameters in such a hypothesis is open to dialog. The Drake equation for extraterrestrial intelligent life says there might be 10 civilizations in our galaxy capable of life in human sophistication, and that is not many considering the size. Of course, my equations don’t include the intelligence factor explicitly, but presumably it is built in somewhere, otherwise the prospects are dismal indeed, like intelligent civilizations in our galaxy. It's always good to have a positive attitude anyway...
Is this a DElation? I hope not in Relationships. The variables are adjustable, so there is always hope – As the world turns – Like sands through the hour glass, so are the days of our lives. Maybe in the final analysis, there is no equation for love and it is like the Butterfly Effect – the initial conditions determine the outcome and depend a bit on random chaos theory along the way. Who knows, I thought I’d at least take a stab at it and see what was reasonable, perhaps just to have a bit of fun, maybe plant a thought along the Braniac Highway.
|The Sound of Science
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What are the possible rewards for a self-employed, Internet Marketing Business?
Well, the sky is the limit!!!
There are over 200 million people online, on the Internet, in the US and Canada. Most, if not all of them, are searching for stuff ... information and things.
Let's create a sales environment to provide a widget or a service. Of the 200 million online customers, could we get 2,000 customers to buy from us?
2,000 out of 200 million people. Surely SOME of those 200 million are wanting to buy what we are offering.
10% of 200 million is 20 million.
10% of 20 million (or 1% of 200 million) is 2 million
10% of 2 million (or 0.1% of 200 million) is 200,000
10% of 200,000 (or 0.01% of 200 million) is 20,000
10% of 20,000 (or 0.001% of 200 million) is 2,000
So, might it be possible to get 1/100th of 1% of Internet users in the US and Canada to find our website/web-page, and have them buy what we are providing?
If we were selling a widget for $100, and the 2,000 people bought it from us.. Is that equal to $200.000.
If 10% of that $200,000 is our reward for providing the service ($20,000), would that be a good pay day?
Now, is it possible to sell a different widget every month, and have a similar reward? That would be $240,000 for 12 months. Well?????
OK, cut that possibility in half. That is $120,000.
Cut that in half again. That is $60,000.
This is an example of what a home based Internet Marketing business could bring if it is properly executed.
Now, let's read on to see how to do this.. step by step.
|Financial Rewards with Internet Marketing
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