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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Aya
« on: Today at 06:50:38 pm »
What is this self-indulgent shit?

Nobody cares about science anymore. :(

DRUGS R MORE BETTER.  THERE'S FAIRIES AND CRONES.

SCIENCE DON'T KNOW NOTHING, TAKING DRUGS IS CONSCIOUSNESS ENGINEERING THAT GOES BACK FOREVS.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Aya
« on: Today at 06:45:54 pm »
Because that's totally useful information. Just blow your mind, and then you can be right forever and in perpetuity because you got Enlightened. That's it, the end. No need to fuss around with learning stuff, you did it and you're done.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Aya
« on: Today at 06:44:18 pm »
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For some reason tho, these non-scientific approaches seem to throw a whole bunch of panties into turmoil round here so, yeah, fuck that noise.

The world has had enough bliss-ninny gurus.

But it's like, maaaan, like the Mother Goddess, and I know stuff, like ALL the stuff, and shit.

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I initially wondered if this was some kind of elaborate Twitter troll, like kids pretending they didn't know who Osama Bin Laden was after he was killed.

Alas, no.  I found articles going back over 3 years talking about Twitter's "colon" obsession, and at least two Twitter accounts devoted to updating the masses on Twitter's love of colons.

LINKS PLS

https://twitter.com/coloncologne
https://twitter.com/colonsmellsgood

 :lulz: Thanks!

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It might be paywalled.  I think he has access to some journals, due to his work as a psychiatrist, but probably not the sort of access one would get with a University account or so on.

Oh, gotcha. That's unfortunate, because I would really like to see what the analysis would look like after the police force in the US became so heavily militarized and the prison systems so much more monetized.

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WHAT WAS I WATCHING?

I'm not exactly sure, but it was not unlike my evening after eating whatever that was that I found wrapped in tin foil in my freezer the other night.

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I initially wondered if this was some kind of elaborate Twitter troll, like kids pretending they didn't know who Osama Bin Laden was after he was killed.

Alas, no.  I found articles going back over 3 years talking about Twitter's "colon" obsession, and at least two Twitter accounts devoted to updating the masses on Twitter's love of colons.

LINKS PLS

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That second one is fantastic. Absolutely fantastic. I do wish his lit review on search and arrest rates had some studies from more varied regions (particularly the West Coast) and included more data from within the last twenty years, though; I am curious about whether that data simply isn't available, and if so, why.

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Politics and police forces are jobs people should be drafted in to. 

People who actually want those jobs should not be let within 100 feet of them.

Doesn't matter.  The job corrupts anyone who gets near it.

True.  Do you think it corrupts immediately?  I'd be in for there being a defined time limit one can work those jobs.

Had me being an asshole inside of 9 months.  Which is why I quit.

Let's say 6 months, then.  Each role has 2 people filling it per year.

Given the context in our society in which our police force exists, it would take two weeks for new draftees to be functionally corrupt.

At most.


Interestingly, you could say the same thing about racism.

Much of what I don't like about the Twitter/tumblr approach to racism, adolescent radical posturing and idiocy aside, is that it seems to assume that racism is a matter of bad intentions, and that good intentions (ie; "privilege checking") can help overcome racism.

However, racism in America is a structural problem, where good intentions or conduct literally don't matter, because it's inscribed into the functioning of the system. 

So true.

I guess my question is, how do we change the system?

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Aya
« on: Today at 03:07:13 pm »
What is this self-indulgent shit?

Nobody cares about science anymore. :(

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That was mostly annoying.
To each their own, I guess?

Aren't you just little mister contrary this week?
Yep. Overworked, taking it out on innocents and guilty alike.

I apologize for any long-term psychological(or otherwise) damage. (extremely unlikely by my estimation, but I am quite adept at being wrong about these things)
For the rest: You'll get over it.

On the plus side it is giving me good practice by seeking out conflict in non-critical situations. This is good practice for my (too limited) conflict-resolution skills.

Well, considering that it's finals and the holidays and I don't need any more conflict, critical or otherwise, I'll just put you on ignore until I "get over it", then.

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That was mostly annoying.
To each their own, I guess?

Aren't you just little mister contrary this week?

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Aya
« on: Yesterday at 09:29:12 pm »
Honestly, I think drugs like that are more useful the more disconnected you are from your ecology and the systems that surround you. They serve as a good perspective-setter, and can be paradigm-shifting if you are extremely disconnected, as many Westerners seem to be.

I'm taking neuropharmacology next term, I might be able to weigh in a little more on what various psychedelics actually do.

Looking forward to it!

Tbh, most psychedelics have been really disappointing for me. I always preferred amphetamines, for some reason. Perhaps because my mind is so fucking noisy at the best of times, and they seemed to quiet it down somewhat.

These days my biggest intoxicants are caffeine and nicotine though. #straightedge-ish

I'm rather fond of mushrooms and the calming aftereffects they have on me. They definitely reduce my tendency toward anxiety.

I can't stand stimulants other than caffeine, and even that's a little iffy for me. I take Ritalin to help me focus and get shit done though, and that's not too bad although I feel a little TOO focused on it.

Mushroom have the opposite effect on me, they make me jumpy and edgy. I wonder what that says about my body chemistry...

Perhaps that you don't have PTSD?

Anything's possible!  Are mushrooms known for calming those with PTSD?

Quite a bit of the recent research indicates that it helps calm rumination and temporarily loosens the glial scaffolding that maintains the "hardwiring" of axodendritic connections, creating a plastic environment in which recall and re-storage of traumatic memories can be disconnected from circuits that trigger anxiety and obsessive rumination processes.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Aya
« on: Yesterday at 09:08:56 pm »
Honestly, I think drugs like that are more useful the more disconnected you are from your ecology and the systems that surround you. They serve as a good perspective-setter, and can be paradigm-shifting if you are extremely disconnected, as many Westerners seem to be.

I'm taking neuropharmacology next term, I might be able to weigh in a little more on what various psychedelics actually do.

Looking forward to it!

Tbh, most psychedelics have been really disappointing for me. I always preferred amphetamines, for some reason. Perhaps because my mind is so fucking noisy at the best of times, and they seemed to quiet it down somewhat.

These days my biggest intoxicants are caffeine and nicotine though. #straightedge-ish

I'm rather fond of mushrooms and the calming aftereffects they have on me. They definitely reduce my tendency toward anxiety.

I can't stand stimulants other than caffeine, and even that's a little iffy for me. I take Ritalin to help me focus and get shit done though, and that's not too bad although I feel a little TOO focused on it.

Mushroom have the opposite effect on me, they make me jumpy and edgy. I wonder what that says about my body chemistry...

Perhaps that you don't have PTSD?

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