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Just remember when Dubby was wanting to make "tactical nukes" not subject to treaties, and remind yourself that no way will Russia strike unless they are attacked. Basically, don't lose sight of the psychopaths' extremis, and how they have to keep making things up, and false flagging and blasting their clown horns over the airwaves.

We're not the peanut gallery. We're their playing field.

It's not one-side-good one-side-bad, here, or here and there. It's factions with teams playing on us here, one side we have seen unequivocally bad and the other quite more American, but not unlikely to come at a price, and what you can rely on is that Russia will not start anything, unless you count the steady drain of power from psychopaths.

I think the faction of psychopaths who don't want WWIII are why we got Donald instead of Hillary, and we're in the time for which the SCO states have been carefully planning for at least a decade. Each move by one of them is followed by the din of rattling sabres and wild media distractions, but the gaze is still placid.

Are any adults beginning to rise out of this mud?


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i'm busy soaking up dharma talks


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But it's crossed my mind that something has happened. Some skunks caught and making deals, or some deals made to put the brakes on the train, or a mixture of these. I've felt a shift. I don't know exactly what it is.


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no one will be startled


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We didn't believe it to begin with. Maybe some will be crestfallen that the lie didn't have its intended effect, but that's every liar's minimum due.


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part of my anger


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Was my desperation to hear the real thing. Decades on the desert, beyond sweating, I've been watching my cells turn to dust. Suddenly, I couldn't keep going through the "dharma" blatherer's mountains of crap, looking for a jewel or finding points to bring up and cut to ribbons, and started googling around for Zen centers with audio files of their dharma talks to try to paint an abstract of the hierarchy of charlatanry that constitutes Western Buddhism.

I was about it for quite some hours, when I suddenly decided that if I couldn't find a master in whose voice I could relax completely, I was going to fall into a pile of dust and blow away.

Trungpa. Even though the sound quality is miserable and his tone debauched thereby, I gotta have it. So I found it and got in bed, drifting off shortly before YouBube would be sending me to someone else, someone they deemed to be on a par with Trungpa. I woke up to someone maybe even surpassing him, a Bhutanese Vajrayana master. Heh. Fancy that.

They are not all degenerate.


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the visuals are advancing


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Ergo more people can see sense from what they were only told.


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it might sound daffy


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But I think this was the goal of Trump's hard line against the Iran deal... and I don't think he ever meant more than he said on this either. Maybe I'm nuts. Well... maybe not maybe... but maybe I'm just projecting what would be were he actually trying to fulfill his campaign promises.


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yes, yes, i hurt myself


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And am mending it this afternoon.


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so yer waitin' for yer pizza, and


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Suddenly your eyes burn through your nostrils and your ears are broadcasting to the cosmos and you've forgotten all about food.


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maybe a nap


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Violence, fraud, evidence-free guilt, paid protests....

Progressive enough for you yet?


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taiyo's stink bug


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Night before last I stumbled upon a dharma talks podcast from a guy with whom I lived at the monastery twenty-seven years ago. He runs a Zen practice center nowadays, having received transmission from his teacher, the charlatan who'd been abbot when I was there. Let's just say I was not expecting much.

I have spent some hours, over the last thirty-six or so, in horrified fixation that swings back and forth between an intensely wrathful state and a gobsmacked cosmic concentration. I want to scream, "What? Did he give you a true or false final and declare you enlightened? Is it possible to be even less of a Zen master than that clown?"

You won't be able to understand the wrathful part, or the concentration part, but it came within thirty seconds of making me late for my haircut, still in a state of desperation to hop on a plane and go chew him out.

Beside being incoherent and less insightful than a dirt beginner, it's bursting with POLITICS. Holy fuck. That's such a monster abuse of suffering sentient beings, I can only emit sporadic loud curses and insults at my computer when some particularly rich horse shit issues from these "dharma" talks.

In an attempt to cool down or move my heat somewhere else, I started googling others from back when I first left the world only to find it the world cubed — meaner... more dishonest... behind an adamantine facade of "piety" — and found Taiyo, who somehow seems to have taken a clue and done something worthy.

So I'm not going to go cut the fuck to ribbons, because looking at Taiyo's pictures soothed my outraged nerves. It will not do even an ion of good to box the "dharma" blatherer's ears because he's got a PhD and has written a bunch of books and taught at a bunch of universities and studied with some "genuine" Japs for a couple years in the bargain... a pig's ear who thinks he's a silk purse. PURE imposture.

I have been feeling the need to know the outrage in detail, know HOW far degenerate the ancients' work has become, and it has, for the first time in my life, given me the urge to open up shop for student refugees from charlatan abuse. I'm sure it will pass if I can find more of my once-compatriots who aren't living off ruining sentient beings.


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happy ending


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But just about collapsed my lungs first.


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god bless michael caine


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I mean it.


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on the other hand


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The death of Hugo Chavez is still reverberating throughout the southern half of this hemisphere. It is still THE calamity of the calamitous history of Latin America. More agony and loss of life has already come of it than any other event... even those too horrible to recount again.

Had the psychopaths not killed him, Russia and China would have a solid lock in trade and cooperation with all of South, and probably Central, America by now. All of them flourishing.

So. You see why he had to go.

Heart, backbone, brains, the spirit of the Bolivarian world, he was the indispensable element. Not that it took any great intelligence to figure this out. It was blinking neon. The only possible wildcard being Rafael Correa, who entirely too quickly showed there was no need to give him cancer or blow up his plane.

Weirdly... no, really... very weirdly, I feel a growing certainty that this, even for the size of the cataclysm, will end up to have been the only way to wrest some sort of true path for humanity out of the ashes of all our heinous mistakes.

Because, even when we're not murdered, humans die, and politics are ceaselessly being subverted by psychopaths. The only way out is to identify the psychopaths and disable them. I keep trying to tell you that taking money out, taking out ANY form of monetary system, is the only guarantee of freedom even for one generation. Short of that, the only other way is to have an endlessly expanding and morphing set of checks and balances to keep the psychopaths eternally busy subverting them.

Do you hear me? They may also be mortal, but their emotional and spiritual incapacities are not, their SINGLE motive is not. So long as any of them are alive, the suffering will not stop flowing toward worse for humans rather than better.

They are entropy incarnate.

The ancients called this world "Endurance" for a very good reason. Any way you try to crack it, the answer is always the same one: rise or it gets worse.


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One can get a deep sense of relaxation from contemplating the fact that Russia's position has not budged one iota in nearly twenty years. You might not get how nukes can be relaxing, but nukes are something no amount of propaganda ever overcomes. When you get right down to it, every single time the nukes stare placidly back at you.


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yeah, no


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That's not going to work.


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troops i don't love


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They cross a line from which there is no known return, and they are dead to me. We all know this shit started in the Fudd administration and was put into power drive after we all voted for Nosbaracktu in the deluded "hope" the half black orator had the "audacity" to give us back our country. No. Note the date of this attempt on the life of a UAE political enemy by a paid hit squad composed of men WE trained to DEFEND us.

Yeah, yeah, food on their families, yadda, yadda, fuck OFF.

Too bad Jeremy had already defected from being a real antiwar hero to a risible little political animal who's very busy sounding righteous to the self-righteous nincompoops who consider themselves erudite liberals these days... for serious pay... somewhere almost every one of the antiwar left's brightest lights was lured to their eventual death... by a very, very rich "liberal"... a man whose motives I tried hard to defend as possibly-altruistic until the very moment it was made clear what happened.

Point being, if they'd never been bought away from their business, we would have known about this at the time... as soon as it happened, if not before. Only SOME of us knew about the hidden uses of JSOC, from Jeremy, BEFORE his debauch, and every year that passes blurs it and Michael Hastings' demise — let alone this mercenary action — further from public understanding.

Now, BuzzFeed breaks it? What? To seem altruistic after the shit they've stirred?

I should maybe run out and dip my head in the ocean now.


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as you know


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I think this is just fine with the current administration, and the reason the president went in and made such a bellicose excuse for Merkel to give in to the demands of German businesspeople which she'd been made to ignore for way too long.
BERLIN, Oct 16 (Reuters) - The United States must not determine European energy policy or decide whether Germany buys Russian gas, a top German diplomat said on Tuesday.

Foreign Ministry State Secretary Andreas Michaelis said Russia would remain a key energy supplier for Europe, regardless of U.S. pressure on the issue.
Actually, I don't just think it. I know it. But I gotta act innocent so as not to piss off assholes still deluding themselves that NATO has been anything but a clearinghouse for globalist psychopaths' maneuvering for too many decades already.


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