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Part II. Awaking in the Dream from the Dream: Why We’re Learning Lucid Dreaming

When most people awake in the morning, they don’t remember their dreams because they jump right back into the program of all the things they need to do that day. They immediately go from delta, which is deep sleep, straight up the brain wave scale to beta, which is thinking and performing tasks. In the process, they don’t have time to slowly transition and gradually climb the ladder of consciousness from delta, to theta, to alpha, to beta. I wanted to give our students enough time to linger in the subconscious states of alpha and theta so that they could begin to awaken the circuity and neuropathways responsible for dream recollection. We’re cultivating these skills for two main ... Read more »
Category: General | Views: 1057 | Added by: Heeeeey | Date: 2017-Nov-18

She’s Slovenian ex-model, wife and companion to 2016 U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump. Melania Trump has the potential to become the First Lady and influencing the outcome of the elections.
Do not oppose women's rights in questions of policy; Melania said that she would not have gone into politics. “I chose not to go into politics and policy”, she said GQ in April 2016. Considering the political activity of the work of her husband, she took the role of an as humble observer.
At her first campaign interview for ABC’s, published in November 2015, she said she has not accompanied her husband on the campaign trail because she’s staying home to take care of their 9-year-old son Barron.
Suppose she deserve becoming the First Lady of this nation. We’re thinking about her, remembering the former First Ladies of the country.
In February 2016 Siena College researchers have published work on the topic “The first ladies study”. The first place in 1982 confidentl ... Read more »
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Category: Politics | Views: 1270 | Added by: katerinaauthor | Date: 2016-Oct-13

Hillary Clinton must be the most corrupt woman in politics today even before that ghoul Nancy Pelosi.

It's about time she be brought before a court under oath to answer for what she has been getting away with all these years.

She was the absolute WORST Secretary of State in recent memory.

Her polls are tanking.

Any Democrat still supporting her is only doing it out of stubbornness and refusal to admit that he/she has been hoodwinked by her.

General Patraeus received probation and a fine for pillow talk, and this woman has done 100x worse. She should consider herself lucky if all she gets is a fine.

It speaks volumes about the Democrat party that this is the best they can do and their frontrunner.
Category: Politics | Views: 1190 | Added by: Heeeeey | Date: 2015-Aug-12

I have an issue! Maybe we can all help me. Lately there have been several news reports related to our privacy and freedom of choice. Who has the right to spy on us in the name of national security? And does the media and those complying with onerous thugocrat intrusions have a real responsibility to go along with it? I say NO!

The news media and the company's who are being asked to go along with the efforts by an out of control political system, "whom electorate enabling hath turned inside out" through partisanship. Now has to live confronted by the real danger of an excess of control from the very system they supported and are also counted among its members. It isn't only the government, we have the same thing with social media, internet and phone company providers. Control seems to be everywhere online off line and even at work and shopping.

The information age touted as a bastion of free exchanges between like minded individuals who could usher in a ... Read more »
Category: Community | Views: 2095 | Added by: blarset | Date: 2014-Jul-01

(This is an article by my husband Mike which I'd like to post here if that's OK.)

Four different attitudes to crime and punishment

The four principle approaches to crime and punishment are deterrence, retribution, intentionalism and environmentalism. All four have their advantages and disadvantages when considered from a logical, practical and/or moral viewpoint.

Let me illustrate the differences of emphasis between the various approaches. An advocate of deterrence will claim that the purpose of punishment is to deter crime. A retributionist claims that the purpose of punishment is to punish crime.

In the first case it is the consequences of the action that are seen as important. A criminal act is punished with the intention of discouraging other criminals from following the example.

In the second case it is the act itself that is punished and whether or not the punishment deters criminals is of no importance in the think ... Read more »
Category: Community | Views: 1813 | Added by: biglin | Date: 2013-Sep-20

(This is a post I wrote on another board in response to an appalling programme about Irish travellers called 'My Big Fat
Gypsy Wedding'

All Romanies are travellers but NOT all travellers are Romanies.

A bit like all Native Americans are Americans but not all Americans are Native Americans, or all English are British but not

all British are English.

The traveller community consists of several sub-groups, only ONE (or, if I'm generous, two) has the right to be called 'gypsies.'

The largest component (at least in the British Isles) is Irish tinkers. They speak English and Shelta Thari (a kind of debased
Gaelic), do NOT live by the leis prala and do NOT observe our rituals about cleanliness.

One of the worst insults in Romani is caling someone mokardi or marime. The words mean specifically 'unclean' or 'dirty.'

Another thing that is very important to a true Roma is chachimos - . truth. ... Read more »
Category: Community | Views: 1804 | Added by: biglin | Date: 2013-Sep-19

The Romani (gypsy) way of life is much misunderstood. It's firmly based upon three fundamental principles and a whole battery of laws, customs and traditions that follow on from them. We have our own "courts," "judgements" and our own fiercely held beliefs.

The core principles of our code, often referred to as the leis-prala (the law of the brothers) are freedom, health and love. We have a saying that without freedom there can be no health and without health, love cannot be fully enjoyed.

Our over-riding passion is for freedom. Even though nowadays most of amaro folki (our people) live in static homes rather than caravans or the old hand-painted vardos, we still feel the fire of freedom burning deep within us. Very few Roma work for other people, and if they do it's almost always a temporary job. We much prefer to work for ourselves and run our own businesses. The internet is full of Romanis offering their services and, of course, using it to make contact with ... Read more »
Category: Community | Views: 1746 | Added by: biglin | Date: 2013-Sep-18

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