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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: ITT: Confess your WOO!
« on: June 11, 2021, 07:58:24 pm »
Here's my woo. I get that this is just too small of a statistical sample to really draw conclusions, but it feels like I happen to be around right before the end of stuff a lot.

There was a podcast that I enjoyed, back when I liked the idea of guru's and self help stuff. I reached out to communicate with the creator, as it happens, I was the first listener to reach out to them, they invited me on the show. That was the last episode they produced for several years. After a while I reached out to them again, they did another short season interviewing various individuals including myself, the episode with my interview was the last episode they produced before going silent for several more years. Eventually the podcast came back, but by then I'd grown disillusioned with guru's and the host had gone full on "Affiliate Marketing/ the Secret" and I just stopped listening.

I had a job as a material handler for a few years at the place my dad worked. When I started, there was 7 material handlers, by the time I was laid off, there was 3, and I was the one who picked up the work for all the ones that were fired/quit. When I was laid off, it was a blanket layoff of all contract workers, I guess they were hoping we'd all reapply at worse wage rates. Two days before the layoff I asked my supervisors if I was going to be part of the layoffs, they assured me that I was too valuable to be laid off. Guess they didn't know shit. I kept tabs on how things were going there by chatting with my dad. Within a few months, the company shipped my dad's department, one of the few solid money making departments in the plant, to another facility half way across the country. My dad went and worked for a local competitor for the last few years before retirement. Before he left he told me there were plans to rent out a huge portion of the building to another company. I've seen multiple people who used to work there show up working for my current job. They all said that place went downhill fast after the layoffs.

The job I had in between that job and the one I have currently, it was a small mom and pop tv repair shop. The former owner and his wife handled the business, he ran in home repair jobs, she ran the front desk/schedules/shipping & receiving/invoicing/payment processing. The new owner hired me to do what the former owner's wife did. I had that job for less than a year. It was an exciting nightmare and burnt me the fuck out. I left because the new owner had unacceptably shady business practices and because I found a much lower stress union job that paid like $5/hr more. Shortly after I left, the business lost the property and moved to another location, one of the technicians left and the other one was strongly considering quitting when I last heard from him.

It is more of a joke woo of mine, but sometimes my brain entertains such a bizarre causality. My arrival somehow signals the end of stuff. I am become harbinger of the Eschaton.
Well, guess that's the end of PD.com - it's been real fun, y'all

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Or Kill Me / Re: Ruminating on Gurus
« on: June 07, 2021, 04:37:16 pm »
those perceived as gurus are in a unique position in that it enables them to easily preserve their status as gurus.

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Bring and Brag / Re: music store employees - a tribute
« on: June 07, 2021, 04:33:15 pm »

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Bring and Brag / Re: music store employees - a tribute
« on: June 07, 2021, 01:05:45 pm »
it's too late for that now.

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Bring and Brag / music store employees - a tribute
« on: June 06, 2021, 02:12:22 pm »
I know everyone hates me here, so I don't feel too bad about shameless self promotion.

I picked up a Boss RC-505 loop station and have been having a blast making music with it.

Natural tendencies towards delusions of grandeur left me no choice but to try to cash in on some of those sweet youtube bux.

so, check it out if you want - don't cost nothin.  if you like it, let me know.   or help a brother out - smash the subscribe button.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FmieTpbWaA

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so, no, but yes?  i was just makin chit chat.  i checked out your FB page.  I feel like I disagree with a lot of your premises and have the urge to try to debate them.  Admittedly, it's not an arena I have a lot of experience in, though.  For example, I'm not familiar with the term "growth coalition."

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you're not one of those conspiracy theorists i keep hearing so much about, are ya?

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Zen and the art of...
« on: May 09, 2021, 02:45:08 pm »
This reminds me of the wheels going round and round

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Apple Talk / that boy aint right
« on: May 07, 2021, 04:01:52 pm »
fat(((berg)))

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Discordian Recipes / Re: the fuck is briping?
« on: April 14, 2021, 01:02:52 am »
i dunno man, i think of it more as a way to smoke a pipe without smoking a pipe. 

i kicked cigarettes about 6 yrs ago after smoking 1-2 packs a day for 20 years so i'm not gonna even think about smoking an actual pipe, so this kinda fills that urge.  i would think certain aromatic teas would also be enjoyable, too.

I imagine lots of people just get them to smoke weed, too.   I mean, that's a pretty massive bowl.

i mean - it would be so fun to just walk up to the designated smoking shack at work, and pull this kit out.  all the smokers would be like, "the fuck are you doing?"

"fucking briping, bitches, the fuck are you doing?  smoking?"

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Discordian Recipes / the fuck is briping?
« on: April 13, 2021, 12:54:33 am »
it has recently come to my attention that this is a thing.

it's so ridiculously stupid, yet awesome and fun at the same time, I figured some of you folks might get a kick out of it.

here is an entertaining, yet informative review of the product

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: ITT: Confess your WOO!
« on: April 12, 2021, 01:20:19 am »
So these "aliens" finally get their version of the Apollo Project going, and they fly out of their atmosphere (the ocean), and there's all these apes that are responsible for the weird pollution that's been creeping into their world.  Like if it turned out that Romulans were using the Earth as a sanitary landfill.

And they know just by looking at us that if they make contact and ask us to stop, we'll just start flipping garbage barges upside down.
sounds plausible.

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: ITT: Confess your WOO!
« on: April 11, 2021, 04:35:31 am »
I don't know why it doesn't get brought up more, but I think it makes more sense that UFOs are from deep within our own oceans.  They're more often spotted by Navy pilots flying over the ocean and, more importantly, it solves that rather insurmountable problem of every other planet that could harbor life is really fucking far away.

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: ITT: Confess your WOO!
« on: April 05, 2021, 01:38:27 pm »
I like this topic, it managed to drag me out of my lurking.

-I practice magic, mostly chaos magic, but other differently labeled shit as well. It works well for me.
-I dont believe time is liner, nor is it the same everywhere. I feel I notice small time fluctuations in various areas, it makes me wonder.
-I will forever believe that the idea of work is utter bullshit and how we treat labor in the US ought to be considered criminal.

What are your thoughts on retrocausality?  That is, future events affecting the present or past.  (Or present events affecting the past, etc)

You know, I haven't thought much in that direction, but it makes some sense. If our subconscious beliefs can have physical manifestations as chaos magic states, then yeah. The things we do now can affect the past by making alterations to what we discover in the future about the past and have us believe that the past events were truth all along.

Makes me wonder if objective Truth is something that can even exist at all or if we just have to choose the truth that best fits our worldview and roll with it, let the psychic censor filter out everything that doesn't fit or rationalize it into something that does fit our version of reality.

I flirted with the idea without realizing it first when learning fourier transforms - that is transforming a mathematical representation of a signal from time domain to frequency domain.  when doing this, half the amplitude of the signal is represented as a positive frequency and the other half as a negative frequency.  i could only make sense of that by interpreting it to mean the signal was flowing both forward and backward in time.

it hit me again when listening to some physicist prattle on about how newton's theories of motion do not take the direction or flow of time into consideration.  they only predict position as a function of time - at any given time.  if time were to flow backwards, the equations work just as well.

the last time was when there was some big hype about something that was supposed to happen in seattle - I believe this was it.  nothing ended up happening, but during the lead up, there was a lot of reference to all the predictive programming leading up to 9/11.  it occurred to me that, maybe 9/11 was such a profound, significant event that it retroactively caused all these predictive events to happen just prior to it.

i'm no physicist and i like to describe myself as a recovering mathematician, but it seems that any calculus based physics is unable to account for the flow of time.  and, really, it is us that are travelling through time - time can be thought of as static - just like the other 3 physical dimensions.  if that is the case then it's perfectly reasonable to say that "a caused b" and "b caused a" are not mutually exclusive.

however - a lot of nature seems better described with recursive mathematics Xn+1 is a function of X1.  That is to say the next X depends on the previous X in the sequence.  The calculations most likely could be reversed to show a non-time dependent relationship.  Until you take chaos theory into account - but, I think the argument there is it boils down to a lack of precision.

Anyhow - I seem to be rambling on.   I think this stuff is fun to think about and I enjoyed getting it all down "on paper"  - it's probably why I made that post about retrocausality a couple weeks ago.

Edit:  I wanted to add that I think maybe a belief in retrocausality could be a useful technique for neuro-linguisting programming.  one could say "in the future, I will be healthy because I am taking care of my body now"  or one could say, "I am taking care of my body now because, in the future, I am healthy"


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