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  1. Seems to me most people trust government, even if they would say they don't. For example licensing. A person has a licence to be a doctor or lawyer or whatever. If he has the licence, he is legit, otherwise not. Who grants the licence? Government. Thus people trust government. Another example is regulation of products and services. If it passes FDA or a building code or somesuch government entity, it is legit, otherwise not. Again, people trust government. But what is government? Government is essentially the man with the gun. Government is not reason or wisdom or benevolence. People trust the man with the gun, merely because he has a gun. Having a gun does not necessarily carry with it wisdom or intelligence or benevolence or rationality. Government is simply the man with the gun. But most people seem to think government, the man with the gun, is a wise and benevolent god to be worshipped. So what happens when Alex Jones and others of his kind come along and say a bunch of bad things about what government is doing? That is blasphemy against most people's government religion. Blasphemy against the man with the gun who has set himself up as a god to be worshipped. Thus it comes about that Alex Jones is evil. He bad mouthed the gunman that you worship as a god. How dare he! All criticism of government is false. Government, the man with the gun, is right by definition, the ultimate authority on all controversial subjects. The man with the gun never commits crimes. If he did, that would be a conspiracy theory and we all know all conspiracy theories are false.
  2. Alex Jones is a fighter. He will kick their asses so hard that they will have to clear their throat to fart. They will wish to God they never tangled with Alex Jones.
  3. Yaron Brook has no use for Alex Jones. AJ is a conspiracy theory nut and a disvalue, says YB.. YB says AJ has a right to do his stuff but youtube and all those have a right to ban him but government does not have a right to ban AJ. The question is: is government involved? Government has no right to censor.
  4. Is there evidence that government is involved in banning Alex Jones and Mike Adams?
  5. "Expose the Truth" was a HUGE website with lots of antiestablishment videos and other stuff. There are other websites with a similar name but the one I men is gone. Of all the websites that I have bookmarked, http://netctr.com/ is the one that most resembles it in both content and size. If you explore netctr in detail you will see that it is huge. But exposethetruth had a very different appearance. Perhaps we should not be surprised if netctr suddenly vanishes permanently.
  6. The Alex Jones channel is gone. It had thousands of videos. Give the censors time. They will block more stuff. Some stuff will get past the censors until they find out the content. Some stuff was uploaded long before youtube started to ban Alex Jones. If they ban Alex Jones and don't ban Kevin Shipp (eventually), seems to me they are inconsistent. Listen to these videos while you can. There was a gigantic website called "Expose the Truth". It is gone. Some of the information that was on it may be gone forever. Think logically. If there is collusion between youtube and government (which may or may not be true), do you think government would knowingly allow videos that expose illegal activities by government?
  7. CIA (Criminals in Action) . Shadow government. I doubt they would allow this on youtube. He is risking his life revealing this information.
  8. Is there no law against telling such vicious lies about a great company?
  9. Mike Adams doesn't understand free speech. Free speech doesn't mean Google and Facebook are obligated to give you a microphone.
  10. You might want to look up Dr. Tanner's attempt at suicide by fasting and the result and the response of the medical profession. They are not quite so ignorant now. But most people on quora who answer questions about fasting don't know the difference between fasting and starving.
  11. Shelton writes: Levanzin says: "But if physical strength is not lost during a fast, the mental power and clarity are extraordinarily increased. Memory develops itself in a wonderful way, imagination is at its best." One of the most remarkable things about the fast, one that impresses patients even more than the physical gains made while fasting, is the mental benefit that accrues from a period of abstinence. The clearness of the mind, the ease with which previously difficult problems can be handled, the improvement of memory, etc., all surprise and please the patients. These improvements must be attributed to the clearing of the brain of toxins. I understand this is not a peer reviewed scientific experiment. Also fasting usually does not have that effect on me.
  12. Stupidity can be genetic, can be a health problem, can be temporary from sleep deficiency. Health is a combination of genetics and total life style. Life style includes diet, sleep, exercise, sunshine, avoiding poisons, etc. There is no one thing, not even fasting, that can by itself totally reverse the effects of a bad life style. Fasting is usually to assist the transition from the old life style to the new life style. If you go back to the old life style, you lose the benefit. But sometimes fasting does seem to at least temporarily improve mental function. Perhaps this is exceptional. Shelton writes: In detailing his experiences during his forty days' fast, taken some years since, Dr. Tanner said: "My mental powers were greatly augmented, to the very great surprise of my medical attendants, who were constantly on watch for mental collapse, which was freely predicted, if I persisted in the experiment until the tenth day. Fry went to a chess club once a week and he fasted that day because he could play chess far better fasting. Many years ago I took a correspondence course. I got 100% on only one assignment in that course and it was by far the most difficult assignment in the course. I did that entire assignment during a 15 day fast (water only). I understand that these examples are only anecdotal and don't conclusively prove much. Even if fasting does sometimes help mental function, it might sometimes have the opposite effect.
  13. I marvel at the length of the discussion about the wheel paradox so-called. Is it possible to be that stupid?
  14. Mike Adams says youtube bans stuff and he created an alternative to youtube called real.video. It is early in development and has a long way to go. He has grandiose ideas. Warning: He plans to include stuff that is not generally accepted. So if you are a member of the cult of the establishment, you might want to stay away from real.video. On the other hand if you want to know the 773H youtube is censoring, this might be the place to go. https://www.real.video/5815764651001 Even before the internet I got information that seems to not be on the internet. Out of print books, perhaps lost forever.
  15. Free time does not imply lack of purpose. For some people free time might reveal lack of purpose.
  16. Fabulous wealth for everyone does not imply equal wealth. Not everyone has fabulous wealth now (2018). Those who do have fabulous wealth but are not happy probably have either bad health or lack of free time. In the future (100 to 1000 years) probably 99% of the population will have fabulous wealth (some more, some less) and excellent health over their entire lifetime and lots of free time. Those 3 things are necessary for a near perfect life: wealth, health, free time. If the question is asked, which is the most important, the answer is which is the most important leg of a 3 legged stool?. The answer is the one that is missing. Having lots of free time and not needing to work more than 10 hours per month does not imply that people will have nothing to do or will do nothing. It means people will be able to do what they want. This might even include working to make even more fabulous wealth. Some people will consider making money they have no use for a waste of time and energy and will choose to do something they think is more worth doing. If by utopia is meant perfection, then what is perfection? Perfection is that which has no room for improvement. Do you know anything that has no room for improvement? Even if we can't achieve a perfect world, we can make a damn good world, maybe almost perfection, and be royally pleased with it.
  17. Let me guess. A psychiatric drug. Either being on or getting off.
  18. If humans survive all the bad stuff that is happening, reduction of work to almost zero with robots taking over jobs. And fabulous wealth for everyone. Bob Black -- The Abolition of Work
  19. jts

    Carnival of Venice

    This guy plays the violin like you probably never saw a violin played before./
  20. Some people think the purpose of fasting is to lose lard. In order to lose lard and keep it off, you want to change your eating habits. If you just lose lard and don't change your eating habits, you will put the lard back on. This is true even if you lose the lard by fasting. The focus should be on changing your eating habits, not on losing lard. You can lose lard and keep it off without fasting. Altho lard control is not my main interest, I picked up a few methods of lard control. I will merely list them and will leave the questions of proof and evidence to whoever wants to investigate further. Starch based diet: Dr. John McDougall says 80-90% of our calories should come from starch. And he is thumbs down on all animal source foods. You can eat all the greens you want and even some fruits. If you do this, you are suppose to lose an average of 2 pounds a week without trying and continue until you get to your correct weight and then the weight loss stops. Nutritarian diet: Dr. Joel Fuhrman promotes a high nutrients over calories ratio, which means greens. This is supposed to produce hunger satisfaction so you don't want to overeat. Avoiding the pleasure trap: Dr. Alan Goldhamer says there are certain substances that work on the brain in such a way as to induce overeating. These are sugar, salt, oil, flour, dairy. That is 5. I believe monosodium glutamate (under dozens of names) and aspartame (under multiple names) should be added to the list, bringing it to 7. Sensitiveness to these substances varies from person to person. Avoid them and lose 2 pounds a week without trying. 500 calories per pound rule: This is from Jeff Nelson. The theory is to eat meals of the correct calorie density. If the calorie density is too high, by the time you feel like you have had enough to eat, you have eaten too much. If the calories density is too low, you will have difficulty getting enough calories. 500 calories per pound works for most people but the number can be adjusted according to your caloric requirement. Physically active people can raise the number; sedentary people can lower the number. That's the first rule, calories per pound of food. The second rule is if you are eating a meal consisting of a high calorie food and a low calories food, you eat the low calorie food first; this cuts down on the chance of overeating on the high calorie food. You can combine probably all 4 methods. How to cut down on hunger, real or false: I have noticed many times that sleep has an anti-hunger effect. It seems to support and speed up the transition from eating mode to fasting mode.
  21. Perhaps you misunderstand the statement that hunger is not a problem during a fast. At TrueNorth they supervised 15,000 fasts, last count, hunger is not a problem. Shelton supervised 40,000 fasts, hunger never comes up as a problem in his books. Loren Lockman supervised thousands of fasts, hunger never comes up as a problem in his youtube videos. Jack Goldstein wrote a book about his 42 day fast supervised by Robert Gross, hunger was not a problem. As soon as the body transitions from eating mode to fasting mode, hunger is gone. This takes an average of about 3 days, not long enough to be a problem. With me it's usually gone the 2nd day and it is brief and mild the 1st day. Hunger is not a problem during a fast. Anyone who thinks hunger is a problem during a fast is not speaking from experience. This is not saying there are no problems with fasting, only that hunger is not one of them.
  22. There are hazards to fasting. Hunger is not a problem.