sparrow
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> we are excited to announce that we have partnered with Google
 
oof
1 day ago 2 points
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"didn't you hear about the thing?"
 
"the what? anyway would you like some eggs from my chickens?"
Buckethead: "Sub Sea Hollow" Album (music.bucketheadpikes.com)
posted 2 days ago by sparrow in Music
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ambient, instrumental
It'll be getting cold here in a few weeks.
 
For me summer just was what it was, I can't really predict anything in life, too many "black swan" (unpredictable) events, there were the highs and the lows
 
How was it for you?
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kinda blasphemous
3 days ago 2 points
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"""beautiful at all sizes"""
\> consoom pretending to be a criminal
5 days ago 0 points
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SAD!
Classic: Aesop's Fables (infogalactic.com)
posted 5 days ago by sparrow in ConsumeProduct
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Full text: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/11339
So I've seen some sites promote eating roadkill - I have in mind deer you see dead on the side of the road.
 
How about some other uses that might not risk illness from eating them?
 
Could you skin them and use the hide for something?
 
How about the bones?
 
Any other parts of the body that could be reused for something?
6 days ago 1 point
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hiding resources and getting them from taxes?
> In Internet culture, the 1% rule is a rule of thumb pertaining to participation in an internet community, stating that only 1% of the users of a website actively create new content, while the other 99% of the participants only lurk
8 days ago 1 point
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these "exotic" meats can be a bit more expensive, might be good for a treat now and then
 
plus I think possibly the cost would go down in the future if there was more demand and supply
 
might be something to get in to if people are interested in raising them too
 
I'm just interested in trying different things as well, sometimes people think there are so few things and options in the world
 
I was amazed when I first started becoming aware of things, to see yellow and purple carrots for example (I think?!) - it's a whole big world out there with true interesting "diversity" (rather than the forced leftist idea of "diversity", or destroying diversity and creating one mixed monoculture)
9 days ago 0 points
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I think direct messages, instant messages, forum posts, etc. might indirectly replace some of email
 
a lot of email is spam tbh
Variant Bonus: Suspense Sound Effect - https://yewtu.be/watch?v=edIncAZ17XY
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it's hierarchical bro
10 days ago 2 points
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DioPepe the Cynic
Why Eat Yak Meat? (www.usyaks.org)
posted 11 days ago by sparrow in ConsumeProduct
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posted 11 days ago by sparrow in technology
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> DivestOS is a vastly diverged unofficial soft fork of LineageOS
12 days ago 2 points
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> Is some music intrinsically bad for society or the spirit?
 
Honestly in theory to me it sounds like something like mostly classical or acoustic or ambient are the only acceptable forms, in practice it seems a lot more blurry.
 
The steady beat of a lot of popular musics is thought to be carnal and inclines people towards base instincts, like that it can be hypnotizing and turn off the brain.
 
Some studies have shown classical music can help epilepsy, so I guess it can really have an affect on the brain: https://www.classicfm.com/composers/mozart/music-could-reduce-seizure-frequency-epilepsy/
 
The culture of a lot of these movements is also indecent. Electronica "rave" culture promotes drug use; rock music often promotes rebellion against authority. Rap can promote various criminal "thug" / "gangster" activities. The artists often also promote SJW initiatives. Lyrics can be offensive, blasphemous, immoral. Overall it just seems like a mess to avoid.
 
This has been a genuine puzzle to me which I am still trying to come to terms with as I am artistic and like music. I've tried to ask other questions like, what kind of music do we think God would want people to create or listen to? It seems like the answer would be religious music, so maybe that should be the top music for people to consume. Music can contain prayers or be a kind of prayer - perhaps this is the right way to make use of music, to make it in to a prayer?
 
There's a lot of other random issues with music in all its forms. Like it can be expensive to consoom music, concerts, and the like. It's nice for there to be a "canon" of music that people know and can sing together: nationalist themes, religious songs, educational songs (like the alphabet song) - to many random people making individualistic music can fracture a shared culture. I think it would be good to try to define or redefine a kind of "great canon" of musical works and for more people to consume them. There don't seem to be too many new classical achievements (maybe the film genre?) so people could look up old composers and their best works and listen to them.
 
> Share your favorite types of music
 
Vivaldi was a classical composer and Catholic priest, for example he composed the famouse "Four Seasons": https://yewtu.be/watch?v=g1hEszuZ4lo
 
Has anyone else had a similar reaction to modern music?
12 days ago 1 point
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bros can we make a fork of this that can run on modern hardware?
 
I like that it's a public domain operating system, a lot of the other projects like linux are copyleft which is kind of like communist / socialist in licensing in my view, a lot of others like windows or mac are copyright which is kind of cringe capitalism to me
 
public domain is kind of sweet, you can share it freely (which they socialists should like), you can make money from it (which the capitalists should like), you can freely use it for whatever (which the lolbertarians should like), it's such a nice ideal I hope to see spread in the future
 
Terry was a talented madman to code this all himself
12 days ago 3 points
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My post about an increase in middle aged white men taking their lives seems to directly relate to this question
 
I think part of the conflict is the extremes white men are being subject to, of being thought to be the "best" in society and being treated as such with certain rights and privileges, to being downgraded and treated with a lot less respect than in the past
 
Women are being given the privileges that really in justice are men's, so that they are able to lead a family. The wages of men are being cut in half, as well as the investment in their educations, all while women still in practice have the same traditional expectations of men that they are to be strong, make more than them financially and to provide for a family, and so on.
 
Plus there is the unfair divorce court and culture of divorce where women file for divorce on a 4:1 basis compared to men. So basically a ton of men, especially white men, are being overloaded with responsibilities and expectations that they have trouble living up to or simply cannot given the unjust structure of society. They fall in to drug abuse to cope. So a big thing would be fixing all these things, which we already know are issues.
 
Men should also look out for each other and have each other's back, like when a divorce happens.
 
Another big driver specifically of opiate use, I believe is when people are prescribed a legal opiate by a doctor, the prescription runs out, they still want pain relief, so they try some illegal drug, or become addicted and try to continue using the drug to cope. Either pain management without drugs, or continuing a prescription, or using lesser painkillers might help this issue. I guess some people have negative experiences with kratom, but this is an herbal painkiller that is much less intense in my experience, practically free of overdoses unlike fentanyl or heroin. It does reportedly have addiction potential for some people I guess, but I have used it moderately and experience no addiction (it has been a long time since I last had any).
 
So that's another possibility, is using drugs that are less harmful. Instead of people doing meth, they could use caffeine or nicotine (not cigarettes which can be more addictive but maybe gum or losenges now and then; the addictivity of nicotine also seems to vary). Instead of alcohol, maybe some valerian tea might be relaxing.
 
Social support is also important, like alcoholics anonymous or narcotics anonymous. Or just having friends to talk to rather than turning to a bottle. There has been a breakdown of social groups and socialization opportunities today and there is opportunity to organize men (or especially white men) to mutually help each other.
 
Pretty much I guess helping people to cope with stress is important.
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exactly, I'd like to see this become acceptable in the mainstream also to trigger the libs
 
shouldn't be anything wrong with saying "white people can make some cool things and I like it better than the things other racial groups create"
 
apparently a lot of races feel this way when they move to white countries
 
it's not saying we hate other races or don't like some of the things they do (or doesn't have to mean this)
StumbleUpon Alternatives? (infogalactic.com)
posted 13 days ago by sparrow in technology
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posted 13 days ago by sparrow in general
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A bit late of a post but still mentioning it
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my conception of NRx is that it is anti-Darwinian, for example a genetic succession of kings would not have to be eugenic necessarily
 
the whole movement seems vague and malleable; the author says it is not like "fascism" and yet to me it seems like it would be close to it
 
I suppose I would question how Social Darwinism would be different from anarcho-capitalism which would just let the market free to do its thing to weed out people; is it implied that Social Darwinism requires an authority to do culling?
13 days ago 1 point
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Today we also remember Building 7
 
This event was influential in waking a lot of people up to the possibility of alternative narratives or opinions being true as the government's "official story" of how the 9/11 attacks happened made no sense
13 days ago 1 point
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ok so low IQ and means of survival, the latter I failed to consider and that seems like a fair reason
13 days ago 1 point
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Today we also remember Building 7
 
This event was influential in waking a lot of people up to the possibility of alternative narratives or opinions being true as the government's "official story" of how the 9/11 attacks happened made no sense
posted 13 days ago by sparrow in general
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> In the United States, Patriot Day, observed as the National Day of Service and Remembrance,[1] occurs on September 11 of each year in memory of the 2,977 people killed in the 2001 September 11 attacks.
posted 14 days ago by sparrow in Christianity
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I remember seeing some older white people who hated black culture as they though it appealed to base instincts
 
they thought that a white person adopting such styles and mannerisms was backward, as they were capable culturally of striving towards pursuits of higher culture
 
So what do you think of "wiggers" and how can this issue be addressed?
 
https://infogalactic.com/info/High_culture
posted 15 days ago by sparrow in general
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15 days ago 1 point
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I'd like to probe the "why" of this. was it abandoned as a wrong view? was it a fad? to me it just felt like pragmatic MAGA populism won out. Like "it would be cool to have a monarch with an aristocracy but for now I'll settle for triggering the libs"
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hmm I would think a neoreactionary view to reject darwinism, so not sure how that fits. Darwin thinks the species evolved but this seems incorrect, God just created them as different. So I think actually the paradigm to incorporate is the anti-Darwinist "creation" insight; evolutionary theory limits thinking to incremental steps, rather than counter-revolutionary leaps against current thought. Applying it in practice to conservativism would mean supporting yesterday's incremental leftist views, rather than total rejection of them based on timeless truths from the ages. It would be like supporting gay "marriage" in rrsponsevto new transgenderist proposals, rather than outright rejecting both.
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idk if currency needs to be backed by labor or precious metals, but it seems like it shouldn't inflate or be subject to interest on loan schemes
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\> NAJALT
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\> loser pride prius vs chad hate hummer
https://infogalactic.com/info/Nativity_of_Mary
 
Catholic encyclopedia on topic: https://www.newadvent.org/cathen/10712b.htm
17 days ago 1 point
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"not so great if they got erased, eh?"
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https://infogalactic.com/info/Dark_Enlightenment
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I've been thinking about this lately and I think the issue is defining "appropriate use". Like with other technologies, either the technology has certain bad features in itself, or there is an appropriate way to design it or use it: https://infogalactic.com/info/Appropriate_technology
 
I think maybe a lot of people are using the internet "inappropriately" but unknowingly, but I'm questioning for myself what "appropriate use" means. What does it mean to you? I don't mean just avoiding seeing indecent things online, but that is inappropriate as well.
 
Social media online may allow for the spreading of useful information, or it may simply lead to gossip and a race to the bottom of unrealistic social standards. The ability to share audiovisuals online can be useful for educational purposes, or could be used to share indecent media. Internet access is kind of neutral and just opens up everyone to all these uses whether they want them to be used in this way or not.
 
The internet feels like a lot of information I didn't ask for and maybe don't need. And maybe a lot of information a lot of people cannot handle. Maybe an "elitist" argument can be made that the internet cannot be handled by the average person, they start using spyhardware and spysoftware and willingly become technoslaves in walled gardens, and may be better off without using the internet as much (I would hesitate to say at all).
 
Is it possible the internet and certain technologies might be good for the body, but harmful to the soul? While many people see technology as a liberating force, the internet requires an enormous amount of dependence on an interconnected web (literally and metaphorically) of techno-industrial manufacturing processes and development.
 
What's your assessment of the impact of the internet?
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