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  Manhunt: Unabomber TV Series
Posted by: Odin - 4 hours ago - Forum: Culture & Art - No Replies

I knew it would happen sooner or later. A new television series based on the hunt for the Unabomber debuts August 1, 2017 on The Discovery Channel.

The series stars British actor Paul Bettany as Ted Kaczynski. Sam Worthington (Avatar) plays the lead detective on the case. Jane Lynch plays Attorney General Janet Reno.

It looks horrible: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7jGt7xh8UM

More info: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5618256/?ref_=ttfc_fc_tt

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  Hi
Posted by: Tytos - Tue, 25 Jul 2017 06:17:50 +0000, 06:17 AM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (1)

Myself Ansel from the USA. I am a new member in this forum and would like to say that have joined this forum recently. So excited to tell you I have much interest in travel and like to explore the whole world. Do let me know what will you like to say about traveling buddy?

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  Traveling
Posted by: Aase - Tue, 25 Jul 2017 04:44:24 +0000, 04:44 AM - Forum: Everything else - Replies (1)

I want to talk about traveling here. Because traveling is my passion and in this world, there are lots of people which like traveling. I am sure in this community many members like it. So all of you share your views about traveling here. I will wait for your replies.

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  Aase is here
Posted by: Aase - Tue, 25 Jul 2017 04:32:16 +0000, 04:32 AM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (1)

Hi to all, Aase is here. I am a new comer of this community. This is my first post in this community. Let me share something about myself with all of you. Traveling, hiking, camping, book reading, bike riding, listen to music all of these are my hobbies which I enjoy in my free time. 

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  Silly IGD capitalist reductionism
Posted by: alexander - Sun, 23 Jul 2017 14:38:11 +0000, 02:38 PM - Forum: Environment - Replies (1)

https://itsgoingdown.org/answering-annih...execution/

Half of all wild animals since 1900 have been wiped out. IGD laments the naïvety of scientists pointing to overpopulation, and -- sagely, no doubt, by their estimation -- identify the real cause: capitalism. IGD are no less naïve than the scientists they are criticising. If anything, the scientists are closer to the mark.

This is just the typical shallow leftist analysis.

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  Five teenagers film & mock drowning disabled man "had no obligation to rescue him"
Posted by: alexander - Sun, 23 Jul 2017 14:37:18 +0000, 02:37 PM - Forum: News & Activism - No Replies

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017...re-to-help

This is a cheerful piece. Five teenagers in Florida filmed a disabled man as he drowned, laughing and mocking him. But that's OK, since it's not illegal or anything.

«“While it is morally and ethically wrong, it is not illegal to not render aid or make extremely despicable comments,” [attorney Jeffrey] Lapin said in an email.»

«Supreme court justice Anthony Kennedy, in a 2012 legal argument, stated that across the US there was no general duty to render aid to someone in distress. “You don’t have the duty to rescue someone if that person is in danger. The blind man is walking in front of a car and you do not have a duty to stop him absent some relation between you.”»

Simply amazing.

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  Spirituality as metaphor in relation to a life in harmony with nature
Posted by: cereo - Sun, 23 Jul 2017 05:52:06 +0000, 05:52 AM - Forum: Philosophy - No Replies

Civilization is a powerful force in terms of the creation and maintenance of worldviews in its population. It self-perpetuates by creating conditions for people that drive the way they think. Civilization is a consuming force; civilized people observe such and form the following opinion, almost automatically: "We must consume without end to survive." Depending on cultural context and other factors, this manifests in different ways: "Drill, baby, drill!" says the oil-loving free-marketeer. "Even though forest depletion sucks, it can hardly be helped." says the compromising "green" left-liberal. "...and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth." quotes the right-wing Christian. The mindset is unavoidable within the confines of civilization, but to abandon civilization is, among other things, a rejection of this mindset -- or else it is not an abandonment of civilization at all.

The anti-civilized person, looking at the crumbling ruins of their worldview, must build anew in the ashes -- just as they imagine building a new society in the ashes of this one. They must look to pre-civilization for inspiration, to be sure, but never trust that the old traditions hold all the answers. What then, is the foundation of our new worldview? I am not here to proselytize, or to slander against heretics, but indulge me as I preach a little. I have constructed what I think is a sane and well-grounded worldview, not contradicting but instead incorporating both scientifically established fact and a spiritual connection to nature.

In the pursuit of an elegant worldview, I first came across the question of something called (in English, at least) "god". It is a word that has been used to describe vastly different beings, but I feel that it can be classified in two different major meanings, and that both types of god exist (in a sense) in my worldview. The first goes by names such as Yahweh, Brahman, Dao, The Force, The Schwartz, The Godhead and many others. It refers to a conception of a pervasive, all-encompassing being with power beyond any limits and a presence in everything. When considering the particular nature of this being, we come across a simple and reasonable conception in the works of Spinoza, the father of the philosophy known as Pantheism. Pantheism proposes as follows: that which we call God refers to all that exists taken together as one being. We may equate the term with The Universe. If we were to propose the existence of such a being, it would necessarily have to be pantheistic. It is absurd to imagine an all-powerful being a mere component or participant in everything that exists. Besides? Just looking at the universe tells it all. It's a system that operates on a unified set of rules that all things fall under. These rules, and hence everything that happens in the universe, are the only things that can be said to be all-powerful. To look at the universe as a kind of mindless Lovecraftian entity is perhaps not literally true, but it makes a whole lot of metaphorical sense, and besides, from a strictly empiricist POV, you have as much reason to suspect the universe of consciousness as you do of your next-door neighbor. It also helps with perspective. The universe runs on laws and has a kind of will to it. You can imagine the functioning of the universe as a kind of fate or destiny. Instead of submitting yourself to the inevitability of all that is, you can see yourself as a part of destiny and a force to shape it. Being a component of the universe means that your feet are dipped in the river of destiny, and you can change it even as it pulls you.

What of the second definition of god? It often sports a designation other than "god". The Olympians and other Greek gods, the Asir and Vanir, the gods of the Hindus and of the pagan Celts are often referred to as gods in English, but likewise we refer to Native American deities variously as gods or "spirits", and the Abrahamic tradition of believing in angels and devils is not far off either. It is important to recognize the animistic roots of such religions. We are taught that "primitive peoples did not know how to explain natural phenomena and so explained that human-like entities were directly responsible for lightning strikes, earthquakes, etc." This is perhaps laden with a layer of patronizing assumption. The pre-civilized were not stupid, just lacking in data, and even that is perhaps exaggerated by the modern storytellers. They had brains the same mass as ours, genetic codes nearly identical -- that is, if we were to switch the places of a pre-civilized baby and a civilized one, surely each could grow up to be normal members of their society. If we can't assume they were stupid, why can we assume they were mistaken about these phenomena? Just as likely they used personification as a metaphor. I say, someday people will look back upon us and utter profoundly, "people didn't know how or why the United States operated as it did, so they invented a god to explain it, and called him Sam." Well, one way or another, the animistic worldview is reasonable for the same reason that the pantheist one is: it works as a convenient and insightful metaphor. By imagining each river, rock and tree as a being with a will, it creates a connection and a respect for nature that the "dominion over the earth" worldview fatally lacks. The devastation enacted by people who believe that nature is a resource to be depleted, sold and profited from is the ultimate downfall of civilization, and it is the reason why all civilizations have fallen expect for the one that is falling right now.

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  Anyone have any advice for a first time vegetable garden?
Posted by: Lateralus - Sun, 23 Jul 2017 03:48:59 +0000, 03:48 AM - Forum: Skills & Rewilding - Replies (3)

I recently started my own vegetable garden in my backyard.  I composted soil and have 5 pea pod plants, 1 tomato plant and 1 red pepper plant.  It's nothing sustainable but it's just enough for me to learn how to grow food.  Anyone have any useful advice that may help me on my herbalism voyage?

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  Cat From California Found in Canada
Posted by: Odin - Thu, 20 Jul 2017 05:05:40 +0000, 05:05 AM - Forum: Everything else - Replies (2)

Thought this was cute and heart warming:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEnY1f6y9oM

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