jakelafort

  • jakelafort replied to the topic Lucid Dreaming in the forum Science 1 week ago

    Mike, i was expecting you to explain how the lucid dreaming relates to universal consciousness or some such notion(s).

  • jakelafort replied to the topic Lucid Dreaming in the forum Science 1 week, 1 day ago

    So this was a transcendental experience?

    What lessons do you take? What does it mean?

  • jakelafort posted a new activity comment 1 week, 2 days ago

    Happiness run in a circular motion. Unidirectional like waves in the ocean.
    • jakelafort posted an update 1 week, 2 days ago

      The universe is in an endless cycle of birth and death. Each cycle contains a cipher that will not be deciphered until organic life advances sufficiently to produce artificial life. Artificial life is initially programmed by organic. Ultimately the programming is obsolete as the artificial becomes autonomous and undergoes a cerebral revolution in…[Read more]

    • jakelafort replied to the topic It's Time We Realized in the forum Politics 2 weeks ago

      Looks like Trump is playing his hand well.

      In taking out the Iranian he has diverted US public away from impeachment. Also seems like the Iranian response was orchestrated either covertly with Iran or Iran is putting on a show to appease its citizens and save face. I know there was an article published in middle east claiming 80 Americans killed…[Read more]

    • I am no paragon of virtue.

      Decided to be a vegetarian 6 or 7 years ago. Periodically i would think about whether i should be eating meat. Took me a long time to decide against it. Also i am a professional horse player and wager a lot of money on horses and in so doing am helping to perpetuate a sport which involves cruelty to animals.

    • Pope, i interpreted BIG DEAL as follows. used to express one’s contempt for something regarded as impressive or important by another person. In the context i can’t see any other plausible interpretation. So as i see it you are dismissing my insistence on having us think about the animals we are slaughtering and you are okay with idiosyncratic…[Read more]

    • Pope,

      On par with humans, big deal? Then you are okay with cannibalism. Is it okay to raise humans to be slaughtered?
      It is clearly a big deal. Being so cavalier about slaughter and laughing off our arbitrary and indefensible preferences is quite human but it is not quite right.

      You’re not being willing to eat dogs is anything but arbitrary.…[Read more]

    • Unseen, that is an interesting question. I don’t know the answer although i suspect that there are few vegans who decline meds on ethical grounds.

      However, i don’t see it as hypocritical unless the vegan is orthodox. I am talking about the vegans who wont eat honey and who are adamant supporters of PETA. The honey ban is turning it into a…[Read more]

    • Okay Pope,

      I am assuming you know that cows and pigs are on a par with cats and dogs. Further assuming you would not eat your cat or dog and probably not any cat or dog. But you eat pigs cuz bacon is tasty. So you are in the i dont give a shit camp? I will eat you cuz you taste goodly to me me me.

      Yeah i used to love bacon.

      Milk? no no no. It…[Read more]

    • Davis,

      I am no vegan. I am no jain. I will spare you some sententious refrain.

      I would save the humans. Sorry squirrels. But i would eat spaghetti and sauce and not the squirrel.

      The analogy i made to slavery is apposite. In both instances there are people exploiting and minimizing the value of their victims. The slave owner in 1807 feels…[Read more]

    • Davis, animals are yummy. Slaves do work i don’t want to do and greatly increase the profitability of my estate. It is simply too much to ask me to till the field myself or replace slave with paid labor. You know that is not a great justification. BTW i sometimes dream i am eating meat! Aint gonna say i don’t miss it.

      LAB GROWN MEAT? I love that…[Read more]

    • Wish i was 47. Am 57 and hit peak fitness at 55.

      Nice article. American law has treated animals as property-same way the law treated black slaves. One nice development is the recent signing into law by Trump (hey i said sumpin nice bout the orangman) cruelty to animals is a fed. crime. Have not read the statute but i assume all commercially owned…[Read more]

    • Pretty much mirror you. After not being active enough with crap sedentary job in 30s and early 40s, i got fit again. And up until age 45 every year i improved on one of my fitness tests. Hiking mountains is my thing. For upper body i got up to over a 1000 push ups a week but had to quit coz of shoulder injury. Finally have hit the wall and…[Read more]

    • I got off meat a while ago for ethical reasons.

      Reg, did you read China Study? Which books or articles have influenced you?

    • jakelafort replied to the topic It's Time We Realized in the forum Politics 3 weeks ago

      There is a undoubtedly a solid base that will not budge. Facts be fucked. But some of his support is out of self-interest and that translates to the pocket book. Only one Trump supporter in my family and i discussed it with him. He says he voted for Trump because he is good for his business. But there is a limit to his support. He admitted that…[Read more]

    • jakelafort replied to the topic It's Time We Realized in the forum Politics 3 weeks ago

      First, let me say that if you have a strong conviction Trump will win you can wager on him. Checked with a betting site and he is given a 40 percent chance of winning. So you can get better than even money on him.

      As i mentioned it may augur ill for Trump that he went to bat for a bevy of candidates in those swing states during midterms who…[Read more]

    • jakelafort replied to the topic It's Time We Realized in the forum Politics 3 weeks ago

      You bring up some good points Robert.

      As to tax cuts and based on two polls, Americans are aware of massive tax cuts for wealthy but only 17 percent in one poll and 21 in the other realized that there are tax cuts for most Americans. Perception counts more than reality. Stock market is crazy high and that means fat retirements and that is…[Read more]

    • jakelafort replied to the topic It's Time We Realized in the forum Politics 3 weeks ago

      Ivy,

      I am relying on the election, recent polls and the popular support for his impeachment.

      What makes you think there is a majority of support for Trump?

    • jakelafort replied to the topic It's Time We Realized in the forum Politics 3 weeks, 1 day ago

      Your at first it really astounded me comment is how i used to think of religious people. How in the fuck can something so transparent fool so many?

      But Trump is NOT a reflection of the majority, rather of a frighteningly large minority. The appeal is also to nativism, authoritarianism and conservative religious values. I don’t think he will win…[Read more]

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