project eliminate

Our Heroes Are Not Safe

So, whether or not you trust the Blues and Reds, there is one definite truth to what they’ve said: Everyone involved with Project Freelancer is being eliminated. Be it Freelancer Agents themselves, leaders of the project, SIM Troopers, pilots, janitors, etc. Even Dylan confirms this herself when talking to her boss.

This means one thing… our heroes related to Project Freelancer aren’t safe. And already, as Jax Jones might say, they’ve made a big horror movie cliche mistake: splitting up.

Grif didn’t want to go off on another rescue Church mission. Fine. But now he’s all alone, and even if his location isn’t known to whoever is killing Freelancer related people, I doubt he’s safe. Then there’s Wash and Carolina who, sure they’re big grownups, they can take care of themselves and are bad asses. But again, strength in numbers people.

Then there’s also our favorite worst of the Freelancers trio: Idaho, Ohio, and Iowa. The Triplets, despite being abandoned on a random ice planet left to die, are a loose end in all of this. They could very well be hunted down too, if their status is discovered and if they haven’t been killed off already.

And the janitors… the poor janitors!

In conclusion: No one is safe.

“Here’s the deal. We have the science, the technology, the money, the infrastructure, to do almost anything that we want to do. The problem is changing our minds. We have a hell of a time changing our minds. And yet, we must. There is no choice about it. The reason I’m a psychedelic advocate is not because I think it’s easy, or because I think it’s a sure thing - I don’t think it’s easy or a sure thing. It’s simply that it’s the only game in town. Nothing else can change your mind on a dime like we are going to have to change our minds on a dime. If we had 500 years to sort this out, we could maybe have a fighting chance without radical pharmacological intervention. As it is, if we don’t awaken, we are going to let it slip through our fingers.

And if hortatory preaching could do it, then the Sermon on the Mount would have turned the trick. It didn’t and it won’t. You have to somehow give people an experience - an experience that is not somebody else’s experience - their experience, that radically recrystallizes their understanding of the world. And these shamanic plants that have been quietly growing and maintaining themselves for millennia, are in fact - and for what reason? it’s beyond me - for some reason, these are pipelines into a kind of planetary mind. 

The big bugaboo of Western civ is that we deny the existence of spirit. It’s been a thousand-year project to eliminate the spirit from all explanations of how reality works, or the personality works, or anything works. The absence of spirit permits the murder of the planet. But the cost of the denial of spirit is life empty of meaning, which doesn’t mean we have to return to the world of beady-eyed priestcraft and its slimy minions. But it does mean that we have to recover an authentic experience of the transcendental. And apparently what this means, then, is fusion with Nature, and the psychedelics do this. They dissolve boundaries. They open the way to the Gaian mind.

Now you can believe this is bullshit, but you cannot believe it’s bullshit unless you have made the experiment yourself and found it to be wanting - this isn’t a philosophy course, here. We’re talking about something real. And if the critics are not willing to invest time in it, then the critics have already declared their terror and fear of the solution. You know, it reminds me a little of something that Tim Leary - well, I always thought Tim Leary said this, but when I asked him, he completely disowned this brilliant remark, which let me know he was an enlightened man ‘cause I never would have disowned it. So, somebody said - not Tim Leary - “LSD is a psychedelic drug which occasionally causes psychotic behavior in people who have not taken it.” Now a lot of drugs are like that, and we have a lot of psychotic people running around who have been driven mad by drugs they never took. But what they did take was your civil rights, your freedom to guide your own life, and your right to make your own decisions. This kind of thing is intolerable. If there is an iota of possibility that these substances enhance consciousness - and remember, they used to be called “consciousness expanding” drugs (just a straight phenomenological description) - if there’s an iota of possibility that they augment consciousness, then we have to put the pedal to the metal in this matter. Because it is the absence of consciousness that is pushing us toward extinction, that is causing us to loot our children’s future, that is causing us to accept the elimination of thousands of species per month without pouring into the streets to loot and smash the institutions of those who allow these kinds of atrocities to go forward. I think the era of politeness has gone on just about long enough. And there’s going to have to come a moment where people stand up and are counted. We have seen our freedom taken away, we have seen our environment destroyed, we have seen our political dialogue polluted, and still we take it, and take it, and take it. You know, being counter-cultural is more than a fashion statement. I recall an obscure Chinese philosopher named Mao Tse Tung, who once said, “The Revolution is not a dinner party!” Of course, he went on to say it’s an armed struggle, prosecuted by the forces of the people. I don’t think we’re ready to call for armed struggle, but I think it is time to call for “HANDS OFF THE AMERICAN MIND. GIVE US BACK OUR MIND.” The American mind is one of the most creative minds in the world, and it is being confined, compromised, and sold down the river by people who can’t think of anything better to do with the world than fabricate it into stupid products and sell it at twice its natural worth.”

Terence McKenna: Live in New York (1993)

Produced by Nicholas Hill for live broadcast on The Music Faucet, WFMU-FM, East Orange, NJ from The Fez, New York City June 20, 1993

Me: Please, you have so much treasure saved… start working on your 25 gene projects… at least buy them nice clothes……………. please.

Also Me: //Stuffs another 500kt into the vault Hahah, nice

Khanda Manda Yoga is said to be one of most terrifying and difficult sadhana of all Aghora sadhanas. The practitioner of Khanda Manda Yoga cuts off his own arms and legs with a sharp cleaver, and throws them into a roaring fire. After twelve hours, these limbs re-emerge from the fire and rejoin his body thus giving him a re-birth. Some sadhus can do Eka Khanda Yoga that implies cutting of one part of a single limb, like a foot; a few like Tailang Swami could do Teen Khanda Yoga, signifying three parts, like the foot, the lower leg, and the thigh. However, there are very few sadhaks who can perform the Nava Khanda Yoga, using nine body parts, including the head.

The severe stage of Khanda Manda Yoga comes after the Nava Khanda Yoga, which is called the Agni Khanda Yoga, in which a guru heats his fire tongs white-hot, and then inserts them under his disciple’s skin at the nape of the neck, running them down parallel to the spinal cord. A yogi who has reached the absolute point of spirituality does not even flinch when this act happens.

Benefits of Khanda Manda Yoga
The benefits of the physical Khanda Manda Yoga are many, including imperviousness to any weapon, and even physical immortality. The evolvement of Khanda Manda Yoga was to abolish the love for body. One can only perform Khanda Manda Yoga, once he has developed certain objectivity about his body. Khanda Manda Yoga is possible once the sadhak have full control over his Kundalini Shakti. However, the mental Khanda Manda Yoga is somewhat different; it has to be done with thought.

The true khandana is absolute and permanent destruction of false personality, which is composed of all the desires, tastes, aversions, and everything that have accumulated over millions of births. Only when all the imperfect projections are eliminated can one be able to see what is real. The other side of khandana is mandana, and the true mandana is projection of an everlasting form, construction of a true character. Mental khandana and mandana make up the real Khanda Manda Yoga. External and internal khandana are the two ways of performing Khanda Manda Yoga.

  • Designer: *Makes something interesting that took time, effort, and some semblance of creativity.*
  • Isaac: "It's not avant garde. It's boring. I don't like it."
  • Sam: *Drapes a nothing simple dress, with no effort at all, that clearly doesn't fit the challenge.*
  • Isass: "It's so avant garde! It's my favorite dress here!! He's obviously the best!!!"

anonymous asked:

How do you overcome jealousy in romantic relationships? I know my boyfriend loves me very much but for some reason, I still feel jealous, even to people I shouldn't even be jealous of.

Overcoming jealousy is like changing any emotional reaction or behavior. It begins with awareness. Awareness allows you to see that the projected stories in your mind are not true. When you have this clarity you no longer react to the scenarios that your mind imagines.  Jealousy and anger are emotional reactions to believing scenarios in your mind that are not true. By changing what you believe you change what your imagination is projecting and you can eliminate these destructive emotional reactions.  Even when there is justification for the reaction, jealousy and anger are not beneficial ways to deal with the situation and get what we want.

The steps to permanently end jealous reactions are: 

1) Recovering personal power so that you can get control of your emotions and refrain from the reactive behavior.
2) Shift your point of view so that you can step back from the story in your mind. This will give you a gap of time in which to refrain from a jealous or angry reaction and do something else.
3) Identify the core beliefs that trigger the emotional reaction.
4) Become aware that the beliefs in your mind are not true. This is different than “knowing” intellectually that the stories are not true.
5) Develop control over your attention so you can consciously choose what story plays in your mind and what emotions you feel.

Namaste,

Forrest Curran

Those of you who have been paying attention might have noticed something new under construction under ‘Links.’ Today, I proudly announce that I’ve finished this project!

In order to eliminate repeats and make browsing easier, I’ve created a 16 x 16 chart with all of the types and their comparisons to other types. Each comparison is linked twice (unless it’s two of the same type) for your convenience. Starting today, you don’t have to look through the entire tag for one comparison - you can just look for the comparison you want in this handy chart. This should hopefully make this blog more effective.

From now on, repeat questions that don’t add anything new will simply be answered with a link.

Thanks!

Project ELIMINATE has been an ongoing endeavor of KIWIN’S. This project’s main goal is to aid in the prevention of MNT (maternal/neonatal tetanus), a disease that has devastated the lives of millions of mothers and babies around the world. So, how can you guys help?!

So as you know, this week is ELIMINATE Week! Throughout May 6th to May 10th, you can help join in on the efforts to saving these lives by bringing your coins, spare change, and plastic bottles. It is recommended you bring any of your donations to our general meeting on Thursday, May 9th! Do your part and remember to spread the word to friends and family. All proceeds will be donated towards this wonderful cause!

Think about all the vaccinations you could possibly donate to mothers and children in less fortunate countries!

LQ KIWIN’S wishes that all of you will be able to contribute to Project ELIMINATE! Remember, whoever donates will be entered into a raffle to win a grand prize at the next general meeting on May 16th! YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS OUT! 

 

“Dear useless diary,

Today Kara left her cardigan at her desk when she went to fetch my lettuce wrap for lunch. I discreetly cut off all the buttons and threw them away. This is the early phase of a new project to eliminate all articles of clothing that hide Kara’s arms.

Further updates to follow.

-C

Making a difference.

Right now I feel a bit stressed, not going to lie, but I’m so excited to know that I’m making a difference in this world–brighten the lives of those who are hurting, and need love.

1) Project Valentine’s Day is underway. So much support from so many different avenues. SO PUMPED.

2) Relay for Life. Today I was asked to Co-Lead the creation of Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society. My grandpa was just diagnosed with cancer, and so this hit home to me, and after praying, I felt God encouraging me to pursue this. SOOO EXCITED <333

3) THE DEC IS IN SEVEN DAYS. This is the highest election. If I win the election, I will obtain the divisional position of LTG for Key Club. I’ve NEVER ever wanted something so much before. SO EXCITED.

4) On top of this, I’m working with UNICEF to send in the money my club raised. So far, we’re going to be able to provide 250 mothers with the three dozes of the tetanus vaccine required to prevent them and all of their future children from getting this deadly disease.

SOOOOOOOOOOO THANKFUL FOR BEING ABLE TO SERVE MY SCHOOL, COMMUNITY, NATION, AND WORLD <333333

Dialogue: Angry Characters

Anonymous asked: 1) I have a fairly large number of characters in my story who have tempers. Some get mad easily and forgive quickly, and some don’t get mad often but stay angry for a long time. The only problem is, I basically am never angry, so all my dialogue with angry characters sounds forced. 2) Similarly, there are some instances where students in my stories are bullied. My dialogue in these situations also sounds artificial. Any advice? Thank you so much–for answering and this blog in general!  


I wish there was some sort of blanket advice for writing dialogue for angry characters, but as with all dialogue, there isn’t just one way that an angry person can speak. All the little variations of personality, physiology, environment, etc. all play a role in how a particular character might speak when they’re angry, and it can also change from situation to situation. My suggestion is to do some observation of how other people speak and behave when they’re angry. People watching in a crowded place can be great for this, so if you can go sit on a bench at the mall for a couple of hours, you can get a good cross-section of people and behaviors. In addition (or alternatively, if you can’t make it to the mall), try watching some television. Reality shows can be a good source, especially when they follow a family or a group of friends. Kitchen Nightmares is great for angry people, so is Project Runway and other elimination style competitions. Dramas can be good, too. 

As for bullying, you can look up “what is bullying” or “my experience with bullying” to find examples of bullying, which can help you better construct how it might sound in dialogue.

Finally, try a little role play if you have a friend or family member who would be willing to help. Assign them a character and you play the opposing character. Give them a rundown of what’s going on in the scene, what needs to happen, what their personality and motivation are, etc., and just wing it. If you can record it, that’s even better. If you or your helper are shy on camera, just point it away and record the voices. Run through it several times, each time finding different ways to get the dialogue out. Keep what you like and get rid of what you don’t. :)

I hope that helps!