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silver66 wrote:Got this email

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Got this email today, seems relevant to the discussions The way to to have the best life ever according to Epictetus was simple. “Don’t seek for everything to happen as you wish it would,” he wrote, “but rather wish that everything happens as it actually will—then your life will be serene.” Friedrich Nietzsche built off the Stoics 1800 years later when he defined his formula human greatness as Amor Fati. “That one wants nothing to be different, not forward, not backwards, not in all eternity. Not merely bear what is necessary, still less conceal it….but love it.” Amor Fati translates to “a love of fate.” Instead of wishing for things to be different, to be better, you wish them to be as they are, embrace them and make everything you can out of them. A weaker person needs things to be a certain way. The truly unstoppable person loves it all because it’s fuel for them. Of course, this is easy to say, difficult to do. Which is why we created first our amor fati medallions which people all over the world carry with them to touch in their pocket as a reminder of this formula and are excited today to announce the pendant necklace version. Many of you wrote in requesting one and we worked with an awesome jeweler here in Texas to make it happen. Many generations before Nietzsche, Marcus Aurelius wrote “A blazing fire makes flame and brightness out of everything that is thrown into it.” That’s why the front shows a fire—the force within you that can make good out of everything. On the back are Nietzsche’s words so you won’t forget them. Earlier this year, bestselling author and strategist Robert Greene described amor fati as a power “so immense that it’s almost hard to fathom.” There’s a reason why great thinkers and doers have repeated the concept for centuries, and a reason why we’re once again emailing about it—because it works. By treating each and every moment—no matter how challenging—as something to be embraced, not avoided, you’re bulletproof. Suddenly you’re not just okay with situations, you love what happens and become better for it. Like oxygen to a fire, obstacles and adversity become fuel for your potential. We don’t get to choose so much of happens to us in life but we can always choose how we feel about it. Silver66

This is can be very very difficult to embrace fully down to your core and not go into cognitive dissonance when bad shit happens in your life or out there.  

But it's the truth and well worth embracing with your entire being. 

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This is a sign too.  And yes

This is a sign too.  And yes sometimes it's difficult to accept destiny.  But fed has been pumping to high hell, prices of everything rising.   NOW, a major corporation will test human beings to see how much they can rape them without creating falling sales.  They like to call it dynamic pricing.  I call it, HONEY, WE'RE HERE! 

https://www.wsj.com/articles/disney-tests-pricing-power-at-theme-parks-1529331115

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down to your core

I view this post along the lines of acceptance  or if you will perspective. reminds me of the following parable

Who Knows? The Farmer's Son:

Fortune or Misfortune?

One day in late summer, an old farmer was working in his field with his old sick horse. The farmer felt compassion for the horse and desired to lift its burden. So he left his horse loose to go the mountains and live out the rest of its life.

Soon after, neighbors from the nearby village visited, offering their condolences and said, "What a shame.  Now your only horse is gone.  How unfortunate you are!. You must be very sad. How will you live, work the land, and prosper?" The farmer replied: "Who knows? We shall see".

Two days later the old horse came back now rejuvenated after meandering in the mountainsides while eating the wild grasses. He came back with twelve new younger and healthy horses which followed the old horse into the corral. 

Word got out in the village of the old farmer's good fortune and it wasn't long before people stopped by to congratulate the farmer on his good luck.  "How fortunate you are!" they exclaimed. You must be very happy!"  Again, the farmer softly said, "Who knows? We shall see."

At daybreak on the next morning, the farmer's only son set off to attempt to train the new wild horses, but the farmer's son was thrown to the ground and broke his leg.  One by one villagers arrived during the day to bemoan the farmer's latest misfortune.  "Oh, what a tragedy!  Your son won't be able to help you farm with a broken leg. You'll have to do all the work yourself, How will you survive? You must be very sad".  they said.  Calmly going about his usual business the farmer answered, "Who knows? We shall see"

Several days later a war broke out. The Emperor's men arrived in the village demanding that young men come with them to be conscripted into the Emperor's army.  As it happened the farmer's son was deemed unfit because of his broken leg.  "What very good fortune you have!!" the villagers exclaimed as their own young sons were marched away. "You must be very happy." "Who knows? We shall see!", replied the old farmer as he headed off to work his field alone.

As time went on the broken leg healed but the son was left with a slight limp. Again the neighbors came to pay their condolences. "Oh what bad luck. Too bad for you"!  But the old farmer simply replied; "Who knows? We shall see."

As it turned out the other young village boys had died in the war and the old farmer and his son were the only able bodied men capable of working the village lands. The old farmer became wealthy and was very generous to the villagers. They said: "Oh how fortunate we are, you must be very happy", to which the old farmer replied, "Who knows? We shall see!" 

Fate suggests that we have no say in the matter. Right now I view that as incorrect. We have free will to make choices but the circumstances seem to be dictated by fate (??). We have a say in the individual outcome but not the situation (??) I think of a surfing analogy. The   surfer gets to ride the waves but he does nto get to control the waves, that is beyond his capability. Some surfers wipe out and some ride the wave all the way into the shore. The more skillful the surfer the better the outcome, but the wise person who can't surf at all does not even get on the surf board and have a very bad outcome. Is that fate or a good personal choice ?

I will post more later, need to go right now

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Silver66, I know that

Silver66, I know that parable.  It's a good one.  

I summarize it like this,  Free Will exists under a much larger umbrella.  

So the question one has to ask in the conversation "voting matters"  were we avoiding  an emotionally repulsive Clinton Presidency or were we moving ourselves into a timeline where we were able to avoid hard realities? 

Turd posted this article.  Yup the New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/18/opinion/immigration-trump-children-american-empire.html

Turd said "Krugman is right (for once) about The Fall of The American Empire. However, as usual, he's wrong about the reasons behind the fall. Love of debt and Keynesianism is our undoing, everything else flows from this monetary mistake."

I don't disagree with either of them but then we enter into what came first the chicken or the egg?  question becomes, doesn't the love of money (excessive love=greed) come from the love of power (ultimately?).  And now once again, we're talking about immigration, but once again, never do we have a conversation of what caused it.   If the causality was world domination like Rome, than was the voting public using free will by voting for a cure that never considers the causal factors?  And money was all the means which they used to forward the desire for conquest of power.  

Natural Law then ceases to be a philosophy that you discuss at a cocktail party but a measurement and analysis tool like Maybury uses it. 

Gain rapport by Stating a problem: Immigration

And then propose solutions that never address the cause?  How could that ever move us into a new time line. Why is ackowledging how we created our own problems so difficult?  

So my reply to Ruffian than would become, Voting Matters only when the voting masses understand what really matters and where we can invoke free will to change things which ain't gonna happen. 

Cycles are wave functions.  To undermine and collapse those waves would take a massive LEAP of consciousness.  Society is not there.  Our leaders are not there.    

PREPARE! 

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Just on the last point. We

Just on the last point. We are here because consciousness, knowledge and power "collapsed" the wave functions of smaller waves. But collapse only means invert, for a period, they don't go away.

This a commodity cycle was overwhelmed by a monetary cycle. Since these things occur regardless of our desires and wishes, our only productive activity is to try to understand them and live accordingly.

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GL keep this coming I’m

GL please keep  this coming I’m loving it.

Silver66 and AM.  The last post by each of you....Right up my alley.

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Brian Sandoval, King of Nevada, sent his impress gang to

our house today.  After the goon squad banged on the door with fists and boots, my wife came to find out what the ruckus was all about

Bubba Skunkbutte aka "Tits La Toure"told my wife I had to report Wednesday June 20 at O'Dark 30 to the National Guard HQ on S Virginia St.  Failure to appear would have severe consequences.   Sandoval just declared war on Northern California as soon as the ballot measure is passed, separating Kleptofffornia into 3 states.   He wants the water, mineral and oil  rights when Northern CA  becomes the State of Jefferson.  I need to let Eric Dubin know of these plans too.

Wifey told Bubba that I was in the hospital getting my knee replaced today and would not be able to report for duty

Bubba about crapped his dungarees full,  slunk off in a fit of high dudgeon, saying how AGX was a fucking slacker,  a worthless POS chickenshit coward who refused to serve Sandoval's  New West Revolutionary People's Front for the Liberation of the People's Republic of California. 

Ya see, he said there would be severe repercussions for my maximum slackitude​​​​​​.  We know this demented cocksucker, yeah we know Bubba. He lives in a house a few blocks away; usually seen wearing  a wife beater T shirt and a pack of bootleg Luckys in his pocket,  working on his beatermobile that lately was up on blocks

BTW   Do you know the difference between ordinary trash,  common trash and white trash

Ordinary has an  old beatermobile on the front lawn.  Sometimes it runs

Common has a beatermobile on the front lawn that never runs

White has old car parts on the front lawn    (see Bubba)

See, we know about Bubba.  His nasty side leaves his situational awareness somewhere between non-existence and shit for brains  He failed to notice my wife's MOSSBERG 20 GA by her side as he ran his mouth.  Wifey takes no prisoners.

So that thing about the horses and armies and stuff----roger that.   Bubba will be first to get cacked when a division of Oberwurstenschnitzel Jerry Brown's Brown Shirtswink roll over the militia someplace just west of Truckee.

Now, just do you know.  I am not sure if this is a true story but I know it is a story

General Anesthesia plans to lead the Sandoval Blitzkreig forces with a dawn attack on July 28.

 Poor Bubba.  What a schmuck

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AGX, I didn't realize you

AGX, I didn't realize you live in California? I thought you were in Nevada.  Anyway, got a kick out your rant.  

California and New York are special kind of places.   

Today, I ran into Donald Trump.  No, not that Donald Trump.  This angry dude.  He really does have an attitude issue. 

He's pushing his kid in a baby carriage, I guess with his wife.  He looks at you and snarls at the same time.  I'm sitting mind my own business and I look up and he's right infront of me.  So I just nod, like I would any stranger and then turn away.  Then he comes back around the block with the kid and the wife and he looks again.   What's your malfunction.  Go find some paparazzi to beat up. 

He's some kind of liberal manic.  I saw him years ago on the street horsing around with tourists.  Now he's just an old angry man playing Donald Trump. 

He wears black on a hot summer day.  He's all  hunched over and grey. . Rigid.  And talking loud and fast with his wife.   Believe me, his kids are gonna have issues.  

As long as you're famous and live in New York City, people are gonna take pictures of you.  Deal with it.  Can't beat everybody up that looks at you funny. 

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Hang out with me and I'll have you buffed in no time. My job is 75% physical, 20% masochist and 5% brains. 

Hehe we shall so all the lads how to hook chinook. 

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every hang out with Italians? That's ALL they eat. 

How was I supposed to know all those years ago they were lying eh? Little Italy ain't the safest place I've been to either unless your with guys like them. Those guys are always looking for a fugazi. That gambling lingo for a wise guy horse that's a fav but will loose. Lots of them own ponies. My boss looked Italian but he's really Jewish - his mom was anyway. 

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We catch rainbow trout and we use oak or hickory branches that have fallen. Often we have to use vines to tie the branches to make it plankish. We just use knives or machete to strip the bark and flatten the branches. The bark and scrap we use for kindling. I have this cool lure that seems to always work it's red. I'd have to ask Jays the name. I call it the thingymabob. Hehe

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Great story thx !! 

Only i don't it proves free will. It illustrates acceptance and doing nothing. 

I don't believe in free will or pre determination. I believe in choice. I hate when people say if only I could go back and do this over. That's bullshit. Cuz placed back in time in the exact same circumstances. You would make the same choice. You obviously took the best choice presented to you. The trick is having many choices. When confronted with only have shitty choices of course the outcome is going to be shitty. 

Like your surfing example. Getting in the water on a leveled out beach with foot waves isn't a bad choice. Getting in the water in hawaiis pipeline is suicide - a bad choice. Then there is the option like the guy in the story of doing nothing cuz he had no choice. Circumstances beyond his control smiled on him. 

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that was simply stated but purely brilliant!! Thx 

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Lulz AGX

at least he's not a putz.

that was hilarious. I thought you were in Nevada too. You poor thing. CA used to be the envy of North America. Although I always thought folks were strange out there. I summed it up from too much sun. Del mar is gorgeous.  So was the now defunct Hollywood park. Santa Anita is kinda pretty too. But the people are all crazy. The lovely views are NOT worth all the other bullshit you have to deal with. Starting with the traffic alone. 

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I can't think of

A single show or movie I've seen him in. I'm sure I did somewhere. But I've caught tidbits of his behavior in the papers and man is just vulgar. He must have bodyguards cuz I can't believe someone hasn't knocked his teeth down his throat by now. His only asset is money. I think he has brothers too. Not as well known but abrasive as well. 

That reminds me I haven't heard a word from Loren in ages. Reckon I offended his holy Jewishness somehow. He's not the person I used to know anymore anyway. So good riddance. 

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I don't live in CA but can see the liberal fumes from our house

GL and Ruffian

We live in a burb just south of Reno, maybe 15 miles north of Carson City.   9 years in Incline Village, we could see CA across the lake.  High mountain life lost it's appeal do we declined over Mt Rose to the bottom of the hill and set up camp.  Kind of near Bubba unfortunately.   Pretty close to the prog/lib who slouched over the Sierras to get away from CA yet bring their politics and values to Carson City, set up camp and try to pass all manner of laws in a manner that's terraforming the political landscape of Nevada.  

Maybe my story had some nuanced elements of goofy bullshit after reading the parable about the farmer and the horse.  That was a very telling tale that resonated with me on a few levels, a few  resulting from General Anesthesia. I'm no sure if ketamine and Nitrous Oxide are good for knocking me out but I was a real wing nut when I woke up.

The true part of the story is that I have a new right knee  And that is righteous.  I'm feeling A-OK  and looking forward to PT'ing it too perfection.

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good to know your not stuck in that shithole.  I know the type. They destroy their hometown. When the only feasible fix from their policies is a bulldozer. They move on and drag that poverty making idealology to the new place to shit up. 

Fight them with everything you have. As far as I'm concerned nothing is too low when engaged with them. They are cancer and must be amputated. 

Second half of the year is shaping up to be very ugly. Get that knee greased good cuz your gonna need a shift kit to gear up quickly. 

Keep at the therapy and you won't regret it. 

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the founding fathers never intended the average joes to vote. They knew they didn't have the time or inclination to make an educated vote. I'm not sure I'm qualified to either. But I damn more qualified than most that will vote. 

Unfortunately that's not how it works in 2018. Thus even those with even minimal knowledge I must urge to outvote the globalist progressives. All I can do is point to the areas where they have outvoted us as evidence. I also feel the duty to expose the frauds  that are in globalist pockets despite what letter they have behind their name. As well as exposing the globalists themselves. 

Im far from a trump fanatic but I don't regret voting for him this last time. If he fucks us over it will be in the second term. So don't think I've ruled out any opposition. I'm more concerned about the midterms. That where the real power was intended to be and still is. All politics are local - really they are. What's good for NYC isn't for the Prarie, nor is it supposed to be. That's where and why you have choice to live there or here. I don't want them to be the same. I do want a choice to chose the lifestyle I prefer. 

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Salmon season

I have found the river run salmon best to fish around February - March here in N.Z.

Very good cold smoked with Manuka wood, fried then de-glazed with cream and served with pasta and a nice salad.

The salmon roe can be nice also. Eels appear out of nowhere when gutting salmon with roe.

Salmon is quite rich though and too much can wear thin after a while.

                                                                                           Image result for salmon animated gif.

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don't try this at home

looks like Canada?

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