[FairfieldLife] Re: Arguing causes your brain to shut down

2013-12-28 Thread TurquoiseB
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, jr_esq  wrote:
 This a good post.  It also shows that people can be manipulated for
good  or bad, such as the Nazi propaganda and the more subtle
psychological  tools used by Madison Avenue advertising agencies to
attract the public  (gullible or not).

Thanks for commenting, John. I am *not* surprised that no one else did.
The article and TED talk just hit too close to home for some here to
deal with. I'd almost be willing to bet that a few of the people whom
almost everyone would categorized as compulsive arguers were afraid to
even *read* it, much less comment on it. For them and for those who
recognize, here (after the link below) are a few more quotes from the
article, including the second paragraph of the quote I posted earlier.

--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, TurquoiseB  wrote:

 Here's a good article / TED Talk based on the neuroscience of arguing,
 what it does to the human brain, and why it's such a dumb idea.

 I pass it along because a number of people here on FFL seem to be
 *addicted to* arguing. Given the findings discussed in this article,
one
 can only assume that the reason they endlessly try to start and
 perpetuate arguments is that they're addicted to their brains
 functioning without logic and reason, and to the rush they feel from
 the fight-or-flight response.

 This article gives some advice on how not to become one of them...

 http://theweek.com/article/index/254240/how-to-win-every-argument
http://theweek.com/article/index/254240/how-to-win-every-argument


So you want to know how to win every argument?

Stop trying.

Not that passivity is the most effective strategy but if you're 
thinking about winning you're already headed down the wrong path.

From a neuroscience perspective, When an argument starts, persuasion
stops.

When an argument starts,  persuasion stops. A group of researchers
including psychologist Drew  Westen conducted a revealing experiment,
which Westen wrote about in his  book The Political Brain
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0049MPKAU/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8cam\
p=1789creative=390957creativeASIN=B0049MPKAUlinkCode=as2tag=spacforr\
ent-20 .  In the heated election campaign of 2004, the researchers
found  supporters of presidential candidates George Bush and John Kerry
and  took MRI pictures of their brains as they watched video footage of
their  favorite candidate completely contradicting himself. So what
happened  in people's brains when they saw information that contradicted
their  worldview in a charged political environment? As soon as they
recognized  the video clips as being in conflict with their worldview,
the parts of  the brain that handle reason and logic went dormant. And
the parts of  the brain that handle hostile attacks — the
fight-or-flight response —  lit up.

This is what happens when a  discussion becomes an argument. It's no
longer an exercise in logic and  reasoning. It's just a fight. And being
in a fight brings its own frame  of mind, a whole set of attitudes,
expectations, and conditioned  reactions that go along with arguing. As
soon as that happens, no one  cares who is right and who is wrong. All
that matters is who is friend  and who is foe. So if you're trying to
win over someone whose natural  allegiances are not with you, getting
into an argument is a sure way to  fail. [via Compelling People: The
Hidden Qualities That Make Us Influential
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BWVKM68/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8cam\
p=1789creative=390957creativeASIN=B00BWVKM68linkCode=as2tag=spacforr\
ent-20 ]
We've all been there: Doing anything to win, it's messy, no progress  is
made or (god forbid) acknowledged. The only thing guaranteed is hurt 
feelings.
What's the real problem? Winning means seeing the discussion through a
war metaphor.
Once it's war, we're no longer focused on what's right, we just want to
win by any means necessary. No, not just the other guy — you're
doing it too.
Nobody wants to admit they're wrong because it's now a status  game
— and that's where winning comes from, it's a metaphoric  struggle
for life and death now and nobody wants to die.
...

One Final Note
In that TED talk above, Daniel Cohen makes another excellent point  that
often gets overlooked: Losing an argument means you learn  something.

Knowing how to win every argument would be a terrible personal loss.

You don't get any wiser by verbally bludgeoning people. You get wiser by
learning.

Winning an argument is a short term ego victory. Losing an argument  can
be a learning experience that benefits you the rest of your life.

Or maybe I'm wrong. Please prove me wrong.

I'd rather learn something.




Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Five, six, and seven for Feste

2013-12-28 Thread Share Long
Emptybill and Buck, I've been willing all along to take these kinds of 
disagreements off line. However, other posters prefer to keep them online. I 
ignore as best as I can. Then they take to butting into my exchanges with 
others! A saint I'm not! Anyway, even if I totally ignore them, they simply 
find another ankle to bite! Any more suggestions very welcome.





On Friday, December 27, 2013 7:15 PM, emptyb...@yahoo.com 
emptyb...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
  
Great idea Buck.

Combatants can create an alternate Yahoo email i.d. to communicate their 
hateful, malevolent thoughts about each other. 

Vaj and I knew each others actual alternate Yahoo i.d. 

We disagreed about many things TM but sometimes took
it off the mat to clarity a point of agreement or disagreement.

By being away from the preview of other people, the conversations
became more about a comparison of viewpoints rather mere quarreling.

That means the disputants on FFL today are flagellating each other to show off 
... both to each other and to other FFL posters. 
Nothing else going on here  but flagrant ego-ejaculations all over everyone 
else on the forum. 


Give us a break! 

Some people might come back once they know they can avoid having to listen to 
the endless smack-downs by the psucho-nuts. 



Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Post Count Sat 28-Dec-13 00:15:02 UTC

2013-12-28 Thread Share Long
Ann, it was Steve who came up with the fun idea of Poster of the Year. And turq 
came up with FFL Santa of the Year. Both for Richard and I totally agree 
because, well for one thing, there's such a range to his posts and he's usually 
lighthearted and kind as well as being humorous. 







On Friday, December 27, 2013 10:54 PM, awoelfleba...@yahoo.com 
awoelfleba...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
  




---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, authfriend@... wrote:


 easy error to make, if it indeed it is an error, considering that you have 
been the number one weekly poster with our without limits for going on 8 years 
or so. 


No, it's not. It's just a bit of smarmy nastiness from you. Even Barry's counts 
of high posters were well under 200 a week.

 why don't let us know what your high number has been so we can see how close 
it is to 235. 

You think I kept track of every week's total for eight years to see how high I 
could go? Why don't you shove that notion where the sun don't shine? How stupid 
can you get?

You're welcome to check it out yourself. I'm not going to take many hours to go 
through 400-some weeks, obviously, just to satisfy your malignant curiosity. 

Or, hey, get Barry to do it for you.

My guess is that it was never higher than 170, and even that would have been 
very rare. More importantly, neither I nor any of the other high posters ever 
made posts just for the sake of making posts, which is what we're seeing now.

Here is the thing. Ricky has no other real life. He obviously does not get the 
accolades he desires at home or at work. He is a nobody. But lo and behold 
here, at FFL, he is asomebody. He is afforded respect and has even been named 
Poster of the Year by Sharon, so this really must mean something. Even Bawwy 
has deemed him worthy of adulation based on the fact that he himself has not 
been able to silence you but, in his estimation, Ricardo is getting the better 
of you. This is Bawwy's astute analysis, this is the best he can do to analyze 
the situation (no wonder he's run back to Leiden with his vestigial tail 
between his scrawny legs after his short stint in the City of Lights). But, 
more importantly, Texas Rick is loving the attention, he imagines himself the 
victor, the torchbearer of freedom, freedom from the tyranny of one solitary 
woman posting from the quiet of her abode in coastal New Jersey. A woman who 
has busied herself with investigating the
 finer, more refined things in this life - art, great music, literature, 
philosphy, religion. Someone who doesn't require lots of white space between 
sentences to understand them. Someone who abhors a vacuum - between the ears. 
So, keep it up Judy (and I know you will). Because despite the railing, the 
gnashing of teeth, 235 of Ricky's interminable babblings are worth about 4 
posts of yours. 



[FairfieldLife] Part 1- Vedic Sound and Brain Wave Coherence

2013-12-28 Thread cardemaister
www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGijME2caEM









Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Post Count Sat 28-Dec-13 00:15:02 UTC

2013-12-28 Thread Share Long
Steve, good points both about the amount of posts and original material. I 
amazed at how many good posts Richard creates. But he has been at this for a 
long time, is retired, etc. Nonetheless, he gives spiritual info and music info 
and humor and everyday stories complete with photos. And he's kind, saying that 
Judy and Ann and Emily are probably nice in person. I agree with you that he is 
Poster of the Year.

But how is the skiing? Are the villages beautiful with Christmas lights, etc?





On Friday, December 27, 2013 10:41 PM, steve.sun...@yahoo.com 
steve.sun...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
  
Is there really much difference between 150 posts a week and 250?  I'm not sure 
that there is.  But if you want to keep score, I would bet that more of 
Richard's posts deal with original content than what we are seeing from you.  
Just say'n.


[FairfieldLife] RE: Five, six, and seven for Feste

2013-12-28 Thread dhamiltony2k5
Actually it is perfectly easy to post directly to other members of FFL within 
Yahoo-Neo. Just push the reply button, then push that faint rectangular box 
next to the X that shows, then hit the drop down arrow in the 'to' address line 
to select e-mail addresses. In fact you can send whatever you like according to 
your character directly to someone off-list. 
 
 
 There is no good reason to vent unkindness publicly on FFL. In fact it is 
against the rules.
 
 
 
 
 With Love to all,
 
 Buck in the Dome
 

---In FairfieldLife@{{emailDomain}}, emptybill@... wrote:

 Great idea Buck.
 

 Combatants can create an alternate Yahoo email i.d. to communicate their 
hateful, malevolent thoughts about each other. 
 

 Vaj and I knew each others actual alternate Yahoo i.d. 

 We disagreed about many things TM but sometimes took
 it off the mat to clarity a point of agreement or disagreement.
 

 By being away from the preview of other people, the conversations
 became more about a comparison of viewpoints rather mere quarreling.
 

 That means the disputants on FFL today are flagellating each other to show off 
... both to each other and to other FFL posters. 
 Nothing else going on here  but flagrant ego-ejaculations all over everyone 
else on the forum. 

 

 Give us a break! 

 Some people might come back once they know they can avoid having to listen to 
the endless smack-downs by the psucho-nuts. 





Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Brave New World

2013-12-28 Thread Share Long
Seraph, some wise and ancient cultures also recognized that sex could be used 
to improve health and even to become enlightened. I guess karma determines 
whether one is born into a sex is bad culture or a sex is good culture!





On Friday, December 27, 2013 9:49 PM, s3raph...@yahoo.com 
s3raph...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
  
Re Those suicidal terrorists convinced themselves to be above human 
weaknesses, including fear of death and attraction to women.:


Totally agree. The irony, of course, is that it is *not* weak to be afraid of 
death or experience sexual attraction. 


[FairfieldLife] RE: Part 1- Vedic Sound and Brain Wave Coherence

2013-12-28 Thread dhamiltony2k5
Om Shanti Card, The TM-science-haters here are not going to like this 
presentation at all.
 

 
 -Buck in the Dome   
 

---In FairfieldLife@{{emailDomain}}, cardemaister@... wrote:

 www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGijME2caEM



[FairfieldLife] Re: Classical Masterpieces

2013-12-28 Thread Richard Williams
Johann Sebastian Bach

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Toccata And Fugue In D Minor - Kurt Ison, Sydney Town Hall
http://youtu.be/ipzR9bhei_o

Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer, organist, harpsichordist,
violist, and violinist of the Baroque period. He enriched established
German styles through his skill in counterpoint, harmonic and motivic
organisation, and the adaptation of rhythms, forms, and textures from
abroad, particularly from Italy and France. He is now generally regarded as
one of the main composers of the Baroque period, and as one of the greatest
composers of all time. His most famous work is the Toccata And Fugue In D
Minor.

Read more:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Sebastian_Bach




On Thu, Dec 26, 2013 at 7:54 PM, Richard Williams pundits...@gmail.comwrote:

 Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

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 1812 Overture - Leningrad Phil. Itzhak Perlman
 http://youtu.be/cEkTZ5zlGRw

 Peterr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was a Russian composer whose works included
 symphonies, concertos, operas, ballets, chamber music, and a choral setting
 of the Russian Orthodox Divine Liturgy. Some of these are among the most
 popular theatrical music in the classical repertoire. Tchaikovsky wrote
 many works which are popular with the classical music public, including his
 Romeo and Juliet, the 1812 Overture, his three ballets, The Nutcracker,
 Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, and Marche Slave.

 Read more:

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyotr_Ilyich_Tchaikovsky


 On Thu, Dec 26, 2013 at 12:31 PM, Richard Williams 
 pundits...@gmail.comwrote:

 Johann Strauss II

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 The Blue Danube Waltz - Vienna Philharmonic - Vals del Danubio Azul
 http://youtu.be/_CTYymbbEL4

 Tales from the Vienna Woods - Brazil Orquestra Filarmônica, Belo Horizonte
 http://youtu.be/MaOVp8FfGRo

 Johann Strauss II was an Austrian composer of light music, particularly
 dance music and operettas. He composed over 400 waltzes, polkas,
 quadrilles, and other types of dance music, as well as several operettas
 and a ballet. In his lifetime, he was known as The Waltz King, and was
 largely then responsible for the popularity of the waltz in Vienna during
 the 19th century. Some of Johann Strauss's most famous works include The
 Blue Danube, and Tales from the Vienna Woods.

 Read more:

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Strauss_II


 On Thu, Dec 26, 2013 at 7:14 AM, Richard Williams 
 pundits...@gmail.comwrote:

 Richard Wagner

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 Rienzi Overture (Full) - The Symphony Orchestra of the LISZT School of
 Music, Weimar
 http://youtu.be/URIwWtwn6qA

 Wilhelm Richard Wagner was a German composer, theater director,
 polemicist, and conductor who is primarily known for his operas. Wagner
 revolutionized opera through his concept of the Gesamtkunstwerk (total
 work of art), by which he sought to synthesis the poetic, visual, musical
 and dramatic arts, with music subsidiary to drama, and which was announced
 in a series of essays between 1849 and 1852. Wagner realized these ideas
 most fully in the first half of the four-opera cycle Der Ring des
 Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung).

 Read more:

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Wagner

 A note on Wagner:

 Apparently Wagner wore pink underwear, climbed trees, and liked to stand
 on his head. To match his pink pink underwear he often wore satin breeches,
 a pink eiderdown-padded house robe and pink slippers with the rose
 bouquets. In spite of this, some people think he wrote some nice music. Go
 figure.

 As a young college student I listened to several of his operas (works)
 in two courses of music appreciation. I attended this course twice so that
 I could get the perspective from two different professors of music. We
 would sit here for hours listening to the arias,which were
 translated,probably because nobody in the class could understand all those
 complicated German words.

 You can always tell a genuine Wagner opera because they last for hours
 on end when performed on the stage. One critic at the time wrote about a
 Wagner opera:

 Of all the clumsy,lumbering, boggling, baboon-blooded stuff I ever saw
 on a human stage; of all the affected, sapless, soul-less, beginingless,
 endless, topless, bottomless, topsy-turviest doggerel of sound I ever
 endured the deadliness of,that eternity of nothing was the deadliest.

 Work cited:

 'Lives of the Musical Greats'
 by Victor Borge
 Doubleday-Tarcher, 1971
 p. 119



 On Wed, Dec 25, 2013 at 9:19 PM, Richard Williams 
 pundits...@gmail.comwrote:

 Igor Stravinsky

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 The Firebird - Gergiev · Vienna Philarmonic
 http://youtu.be/RZkIAVGlfWk

 Petrushka - Boston Symphony Orchestra
 http://youtu.be/ZZIEKCN-rIU

 The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du printemps) - Leonard Bernstein
 http://youtu.be/5Kyso5VmZ6g

 Igor Stravinsky is considered to be one of the most important and
 influential composers of the 20th century. Stravinsky's compositional
 career was notable for 

[FairfieldLife] What Men Want to Do

2013-12-28 Thread Richard Williams
For a long time, women have fought -- and are still fighting -- to
overcome gender roles and expectations. However, it's important to remember
that rigid ideas about what men and women should or shouldn't do isn't
just bad for women.

Read more:

'11 'Girly' Things Men Wish They Could Do Without Judgment'
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/reddithttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/26/gender-roles-men-reddit_n_4504083.html
/


[FairfieldLife] Re: Black Hats and White Hats

2013-12-28 Thread Richard Williams
This hack has all the earmarks of a middle-man conspiracy:

On Friday, a Target spokeswoman backtracked from previous statements and
said criminals had made off with customers’ encrypted PIN information as
well. But Target said the company stored the keys to decrypt its PIN data
on separate systems from the ones that were hacked.

'Target’s Nightmare Goes On: Encrypted PIN Data Stolen'
New York Times:
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/targets-nightmare/http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/12/27/targets-nightmare-goes-on-encrypted-pin-data-stolen/?_r=0


On Tue, Dec 24, 2013 at 9:17 AM, Richard Williams pundits...@gmail.comwrote:

 This hack has all the earmarks of an inside job:

 Target confirmed on Monday that the company is partnering with Secret
 Service to investigate the breach, and said its point-of-sale terminals in
 U.S. stores were infected by malware, or malicious software. Target said it
 was restricted in the amount of information about the investigation it
 could share.

 'Target Discusses Breach With State Attorneys'
 http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304020704579276901918248632


 On Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 11:36 AM, Richard J. Williams 
 pundits...@gmail.com wrote:

  Addressing the important issues!

 According to what I've read, the NSA doesn't even know how many documents
 were collected and purloined by Edward Snowden. But, one does wonder how an
 organization of thousands of spies wouldn't be able to spot another spy
 among their own. Apparently Snowden was a genius among geniuses. That, in
 itself should have been a red flag. Go figure.

 In a book I recently read, one of the prosecutors at trial told the
 presiding judge that Kevin Mitnick, The Dark Side Hacker, at one time the
 most wanted hackers by the FBI, could hack into a phone connection at NORAD
 and with a series of whistles, cause a ballistic missile to be launched. Go
 figure.

 Next, they will be telling us that there's a hidden camera inside every
 Mr. Coffee pot. You better check every ball point pen in the house for cams
 and voice actuated listening devices, while you're at it. LoL!

 Among the more eye-opening claims made by NSA is that it detected what
 CBS terms the “BIOS Plot” – an attempt by China to launch malicious code in
 the guise of a firmware update that would have targeted computers
 apparently linked to the US financial system, rendering them pieces of
 junk.

 Read more:

 'NSA goes on 60 Minutes: the definitive facts behind CBS's flawed report'
 The Guardian:

 http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/16/nsa-surveillance-60-minutes-cbs-facts




 On 12/13/2013 6:47 AM, Richard Williams wrote:

  The Darkside Hacker

  Kevin Mitnick, known as the Darkside Hacker, was at one time the
 most-wanted computer criminal in the United States. Law enforcement
 officials convinced a judge that he had the ability to start a nuclear war
 by whistling into a pay phone. One state attorney told the judge that
 Mitnick could somehow dial into the NORAD modem via a payphone from prison
 and communicate with the modem by whistling to launch nuclear missiles.

  According to Douglas, Mitnick managed to hack into some of the
 country's most powerful — and seemingly impenetrable agencies such as the
 DMV, SSA, and the FBI, and large companies, including PacBell, Motorola,
 Nokia, and DEC. Using social engineering and conning employees into
 giving him private information and maneuvering through layers of security.
 Using hacker techniques and social engineering Mitnick gained access to
 data that no one else could.

  The 2012 graphic novel Wizzywig by Ed Piskor is a close allusion to the
 story of Mitnick, with the main character's name replaced with Kevin
 Phenicle. The novel parallels the entire story of Mitnick under the
 codename Boingthump, from his early days of phone phreaking.

  Think your information and your computer is secure? You can yourself a
 lot of trouble by just sending your IP address and password to Kevin
 Mitnick at 2245 N. Green Valley Parkway, Suite 411, Henderson, NV. LoL!

  Work cited:

  'Hacker Culture'
 by Thomas Douglas
 University of Minnesota Press
 pp. xxiv


  See More:

  'Hackers'
 Directed by Iain Softley
 Starring Jonny Lee Miller, Angelina Jolie, Renoly Santiago, Matthew
 Lillard, Lorraine Bracco and Fisher Stevens.

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  Read more:

  'The Hacker Manifesto'
 http://www.phrack.org/issues.html?issue=7id=3mode=txt

  'Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution'
 by Steven Levy

  'The Art of Deception'
 by Kevin Mitnick

  'The Art of Intrusion: The Real Stories Behind the Exploits of Hackers,
 Intruders  Deceivers'
 by Kevin Mitnick

  'Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World's Most Wanted Hacker'
 by Kevin Mitnick
 Foreword by Steve Wozniak


 On Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 8:57 AM, Richard Williams pundits...@gmail.comwrote:

 Massive Hacker Attack!

  According to SpiderLabs, ...'123456’ was the most widely used

Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Five, six, and seven for Feste

2013-12-28 Thread Share Long
Xeno, it almost happened again this morning. The post I wanted to reply to was 
at the very bottom of the page. But I was careful when I clicked on it and lo 
and behold, the scrolling down space opened up on the right side so I was able 
to scroll down to the reply option for THAT post. I think yesterday I must have 
missed the space opening up.





On Friday, December 27, 2013 4:39 PM, anartax...@yahoo.com 
anartax...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
  
Yahoo's Neo seemed to have some trouble today in message view, I could get only 
the first and last messages in the thread to show up. This seems to have been a 
glitch in JavaScript or CSS, as posts in the thread load but are hidden from 
view (looking at the source code of the page showed that more messages loaded 
than were initially displayed). Yahoo seems to have fixed it.

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, sharelong60@... wrote:


My reply wasn't to you Judy because your post was at the very bottom of the 
page and I wasn't able to get it to open. Not sure what was going on with that.




Re: [FairfieldLife] Get Your Ducks in a Row

2013-12-28 Thread Richard J. Williams
... appeared to be intentional, noting that Twitter also blocked links 
in two other pro-Robertson social media campaigns.


'Twitter Apologizes'
http://www.thewrap.com/duck-dynasty-twitter-apologizes 
http://www.thewrap.com/duck-dynasty-twitter-apologizes-mistakenly-blocking-istandwithphil-com/


The network now said the show shares a message of “unity, tolerance and 
forgiveness.


http://tv.yahoo.com/news/duck-dynasty-reversal 
http://tv.yahoo.com/news/duck-dynasty-reversal-e-said-last-week-today-225534795.html




[FairfieldLife] Re: Arguing causes your brain to shut down

2013-12-28 Thread dhamiltony2k5
This is really interesting. I missed it the first time around because of all 
the flood of all the recent mean-ness posted around it that diluted it. 
However, like Alaric in that recent youtube that Card posted here, besides just 
the fancy TM brain research, the research I should like to see would be what 
they can do to hook up the subtle-body system. Would be interesting to see what 
damage the perpetual arguer does to their own subtle system [..to The Heart!] 
en-lieu of keeping to a kind discussion. Their own system and the person vented 
on. I feel yahoo-groups is reaching to higher scientific ground with their 
guidelines against unkindness. I feel there is important reason scientifically 
that we should all be in alignment with Yahoo on their guidelines against 
unkindness. Even to the degree of having Rick Archer in moderating this list 
actively keeping calm thoughtful discussions from their spilling over in to 
hateful personal ongoing argument like they do on FFL. That would likely be in 
keeping with good science that the science of the subtle-body will eventually 
catch up to show as scientists get better tools to show the illumination of the 
whole subtle system. 
 With Love,
 
 -Buck  


[FairfieldLife] Re: Brave New World

2013-12-28 Thread TurquoiseB
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Share Long  wrote:

 Seraph, some wise and ancient cultures also recognized that sex could
be used to improve health and even to become enlightened. I guess karma
determines whether one is born into a sex is bad culture or a sex is
good culture!

For both s3raphita and Share, I know of at least one wise and ancient
culture that believes that not only is sex healthy for you, the desire
for it is a sure indicator of ill health.

I'm speaking about the study of the Chinese tonic herbs. Do not confuse
tonic herbs with the larger study of herbology. There are over 10,000
beneficial herbs known in the Chinese canon, but most of them are used
to correct something specifically. For example, if you have high blood
pressure, drink a certain herb tea. Your blood pressure will go down,
but if you *keep* drinking the tea after it returns to normal, it will
*keep* going down.

The tonic herbs have a different nature. Thousands of years of
observation (and seeing, if you believe in such things) have
identified a few herbs that seem to be all about balance. Drink a tonic
herb tea and your blood pressure will return to normal if you have high
blood pressure, and the same thing will happen if you have low blood
pressure. The tonic herbs are taken to bring one's body, mind, and
spirit into greater harmony. The curing of what ails ya is just the
side effect. That's the theory, anyway. I have some faith in it, having
experienced the effects that a regimen of tonic herbs did for me once,
back when I had greater access to them.

Anyway, the noted Chinese tonic herbalists in history are known for
their longevity. Life spans of 100+ are more common than rare. And these
guys and gals are sexual right to the very end. Some of the male herbal
masters father children in their 90s or 100s.

When you are being examined by a tonic herb master, it's not all
physical. Yes, they take pulse readings, as I understand some Ayurvedic
physicians do. But they also take note of subtle body language (How do
you walk? Are your shoulders slumped or not?), and they ask you
questions about your mental state. What kinds of things does your mind
tend to focus on? (Frequent thoughts of death are a big indicator of
serious Yang deficiency and the possibility of actual death) And they
ask about sex. Not only Are you gettin' any?, but the more important
from their point of view, Are you even *thinking* about gettin' any?
If the answer to the latter question is No, from the point of view of
Chinese tonic herbalism, the person saying it is in ill health.

Anyway, back when I was taking such herbs regularly, I was able to do so
because my best friend worked as an apprentice to one of the most famous
Western practitioners of tonic herbalism. People from Asia would fly
over to L.A. to consult with him, that's how famous he was. And his
clientele contained a fair sample of the truly famous, as well. The
Stones won't go on tour without a supply of his teas for everyone
associated with the tour. Everyone, including the roadies. It's because
they've found that the herbs tend to keep people well, and avoid
absences due to colds or flue that could jeopardize the tour. The
glitterati of L.A. used to flock to his home/shop to get special teas to
improve their health, appearance, and...back to the subject of this
thread...to enhance their sexual experience.

The herbalist in question sold aphrodiasics that are as close as I've
ever encountered in this lifetime to the real thing. I watched one
Hollywood starlet have an orgasm while sitting at the tea bar after
drinking her tea. Right out of When Harry Met Sally, except that it
was L.A. and no one noticed. :-) Men also came calling, naturally,
seeking teas to improve both their potency and their sexual experience
or their perceived virility onscreen or onstage.

I will not reveal any of their names other than the one who has granted
permission to use it. Billy Idol has been a customer for years, because
he feels that the teas enhance his...uh...stage presence. My friend was
brewing up a batch of Billy's special tea one day, and wound up with
extra. He offered the last remaining cup in the pot to me. Being an
ex-hippie and thus up for anything, I drank it. And thus I got to learn
a great deal about that phrase up for anything. I had to walk around
with a woodie for two days. It was like being back in high school, but
without a notebook to hold in front of you to disguise things.  :-)




 On Friday, December 27, 2013 9:49 PM, s3raphita@... s3raphita@...
wrote:
 
  Re Those suicidal terrorists convinced themselves to be above human
weaknesses, including fear of death and attraction to women.:

 Totally agree. The irony, of course, is that it is *not* weak to be
afraid of death or experience sexual attraction.




[FairfieldLife] Re: Brave New World

2013-12-28 Thread TurquoiseB
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, TurquoiseB  wrote:

 --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Share Long  wrote:
 
  Seraph, some wise and ancient cultures also recognized that sex
could
 be used to improve health and even to become enlightened. I guess
karma
 determines whether one is born into a sex is bad culture or a sex is
 good culture!

 For both s3raphita and Share, I know of at least one wise and ancient
 culture that believes that not only is sex healthy for you, the desire
 for it is a sure indicator of ill health.

My bad. The above should be, ...the *lack of* desire for it is a sure
indicator of ill health.

 I'm speaking about the study of the Chinese tonic herbs. Do not
confuse
 tonic herbs with the larger study of herbology. There are over 10,000
 beneficial herbs known in the Chinese canon, but most of them are used
 to correct something specifically. For example, if you have high blood
 pressure, drink a certain herb tea. Your blood pressure will go down,
 but if you *keep* drinking the tea after it returns to normal, it will
 *keep* going down.

 The tonic herbs have a different nature. Thousands of years of
 observation (and seeing, if you believe in such things) have
 identified a few herbs that seem to be all about balance. Drink a
tonic
 herb tea and your blood pressure will return to normal if you have
high
 blood pressure, and the same thing will happen if you have low blood
 pressure. The tonic herbs are taken to bring one's body, mind, and
 spirit into greater harmony. The curing of what ails ya is just the
 side effect. That's the theory, anyway. I have some faith in it,
having
 experienced the effects that a regimen of tonic herbs did for me once,
 back when I had greater access to them.

 Anyway, the noted Chinese tonic herbalists in history are known for
 their longevity. Life spans of 100+ are more common than rare. And
these
 guys and gals are sexual right to the very end. Some of the male
herbal
 masters father children in their 90s or 100s.

 When you are being examined by a tonic herb master, it's not all
 physical. Yes, they take pulse readings, as I understand some
Ayurvedic
 physicians do. But they also take note of subtle body language (How do
 you walk? Are your shoulders slumped or not?), and they ask you
 questions about your mental state. What kinds of things does your mind
 tend to focus on? (Frequent thoughts of death are a big indicator of
 serious Yang deficiency and the possibility of actual death) And they
 ask about sex. Not only Are you gettin' any?, but the more important
 from their point of view, Are you even *thinking* about gettin' any?
 If the answer to the latter question is No, from the point of view
of
 Chinese tonic herbalism, the person saying it is in ill health.

 Anyway, back when I was taking such herbs regularly, I was able to do
so
 because my best friend worked as an apprentice to one of the most
famous
 Western practitioners of tonic herbalism. People from Asia would fly
 over to L.A. to consult with him, that's how famous he was. And his
 clientele contained a fair sample of the truly famous, as well. The
 Stones won't go on tour without a supply of his teas for everyone
 associated with the tour. Everyone, including the roadies. It's
because
 they've found that the herbs tend to keep people well, and avoid
 absences due to colds or flue that could jeopardize the tour. The
 glitterati of L.A. used to flock to his home/shop to get special teas
to
 improve their health, appearance, and...back to the subject of this
 thread...to enhance their sexual experience.

 The herbalist in question sold aphrodiasics that are as close as I've
 ever encountered in this lifetime to the real thing. I watched one
 Hollywood starlet have an orgasm while sitting at the tea bar after
 drinking her tea. Right out of When Harry Met Sally, except that it
 was L.A. and no one noticed. :-) Men also came calling, naturally,
 seeking teas to improve both their potency and their sexual experience
 or their perceived virility onscreen or onstage.

 I will not reveal any of their names other than the one who has
granted
 permission to use it. Billy Idol has been a customer for years,
because
 he feels that the teas enhance his...uh...stage presence. My friend
was
 brewing up a batch of Billy's special tea one day, and wound up with
 extra. He offered the last remaining cup in the pot to me. Being an
 ex-hippie and thus up for anything, I drank it. And thus I got to
learn
 a great deal about that phrase up for anything. I had to walk around
 with a woodie for two days. It was like being back in high school, but
 without a notebook to hold in front of you to disguise things.  :-)




  On Friday, December 27, 2013 9:49 PM, s3raphita@ s3raphita@
 wrote:
  
   Re Those suicidal terrorists convinced themselves to be above
human
 weaknesses, including fear of death and attraction to women.:
 
  Totally agree. The irony, of course, is that it is *not* weak to be
 

[FairfieldLife] Now this is funny!

2013-12-28 Thread TurquoiseB

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[FairfieldLife] RE: Post Count Sat 28-Dec-13 00:15:02 UTC

2013-12-28 Thread authfriend
 Is there really much difference between 150 posts a week and 250?  I'm not 
sure that there is. 
 

 Do the math, dimwit. It's a third fewer. It's the difference between 21 posts 
a day and 36 posts a day. Fifteen more posts every single day.
 

  But if you want to keep score, 
 

 No, that would be you who wants to keep score. You didn't want Richard to be 
the one to have made a record number of posts, significantly more than anyone 
else, so you tried to fob that highly dubious distinction off on me. But not 
even Barry, who has been totally obsessed by my post counts for literally 
years, is backing you up on that stupid claim.
 

  I would bet that more of Richard's posts deal with original content than 
  what we are seeing from you.  Just say'n. 

 

 And you define original content how? 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock? 
Great Country Classics? What I Did Today? What People Wear? What People 
Eat? Car Older than 2012? Don't Use E15 Gas? His Readers Digest-type recaps 
of books he's read on Yoga?
 

 Oh, I know. You must be referring to the many scores of troll posts in which 
he's told original lies about me, right?
 

 The vast majority of his posts, Steviepoo, have been either silly trolls, or 
irrelevant, or regurgitation of the scholarly work of others, if that's what 
you mean by original. And he's utterly incapable of conducting a rational 
conversation.
 

 And for this you award him Poster of the Year, enthusiastically seconded by 
Share. How embarrassing for you.
 



[FairfieldLife] Re: Post Count Sat 28-Dec-13 00:15:02 UTC

2013-12-28 Thread TurquoiseB
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Share Long  wrote:

 Steve, good points both about the amount of posts and original
material. I amazed at how many good posts Richard creates. But he has
been at this for a long time, is retired, etc. Nonetheless, he gives
spiritual info and music info and humor and everyday stories complete
with photos. And he's kind, saying that Judy and Ann and Emily are
probably nice in person. I agree with you that he is Poster of the Year.

I think that's fair, but only if Judy gets voted Loser Of The Year

Think about it -- reduced to a gibbering, macro-using ego in total
defensive mode -- and brought to this state by Richard and Share. It's
her worst PR nightmare.






Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Post Count Sat 28-Dec-13 00:15:02 UTC

2013-12-28 Thread Richard J. Williams

On 12/27/2013 9:34 PM, steve.sun...@yahoo.com wrote:

But, yea, I think it is a good thing.
Years ago, back in 1996, when the internet was relativly new, I got a 
modem with a dial-up connection (1400 bps) and went to Compuserve to 
look around. A few week later I discovered Usenet and Deja News stated 
by a few pals in Austin, Texas. Deja was a pretty neat news reader back 
then. I started reading posts by Barry, Judy, Lawson and Lon P. Stacks 
and a few others. It was interesting, but when I browsed to the site in 
message view, most of the posts had titles that were pretty inane, 
almost dumb. And, the forum was almost overrun with the anti-TMers and 
Maharishi-bashers.


I was trying to write a book about spiritual paths around that time, 
from my handwritten notes I had been saving since 1968. When I got my 
first computer (a DOS IBM PC) I started to digitize some notes and some 
poetry I had written. After reading the alt.meditation.transcendental 
site for awhile I decided to try and contact some old friends that might 
be subscribers to the list, and I posted a few messages to the group. I 
was met with mostly derision and hostility by the antis and not much 
support except from BillyG, another early adopter of TM, that had been 
around in the old SRM days and early SIMS days at 1015 Gayley.


I started posting a few more notes with catchy subject lines like TM: 
It's Not Waht Yo Think. My idea was not so much to display my 
knowledge, but to just to provide some counter-balance to the almost 
rabid messages of the antis. I wanted to at least to have the site look 
interesting for any TMers that might stumble on the group. I had been 
reading some ISKCON news groups around that time and was impressed by 
the almost scholarly discussions about the Hare Krishna Movement. In 
comparison, the alt.m.t. group looked like a laughing stock, except for 
Judy, Barry, and Lawson and sometimes Delia and BillyG.


Then, I started adding some comments and continued with posting my notes 
and reviews of some of the books I had read and a few personal 
experiences I had with teachers. It got to be a challenge and a hobby, 
and I was getting my notes in order for my book. In the face of a of of 
negativity, I just continued along trying to ignore the neganauts as 
best I could. What I wanted was some feedback so I could re-write my 
notes for more accuracy and nuance. Most of my stuff sucked, but it was 
fun to post after work and on weekends and I learned a whole lot about 
posting, writing, debating, and the mechanics of consciousness too.


So, it's been about fourteen years now - I don't post much to alt.m.t. 
anymore, although it's an open forum with no moderators. But, that site 
has been mostly taken over by spammers and there's no one left to talk 
to - Lon P. Stacks is dead (RIP) and most of the interesting informants 
came over here to FFL anyway. I've got at least fifteen more years to 
post (knock on wood) and my book is looking better every year. Maybe I 
can get it into shape by the time I'm dead! You can read some of my 
stuff on my website: Reflections on the Transcendent (it needs some 
updating but I'm really busy these days):


http://www.rwilliams.us/quest/


[FairfieldLife] Re: Arguing causes your brain to shut down

2013-12-28 Thread authfriend
 Thanks for commenting, John. I am *not* surprised that no one else did. The 
article and TED talk just hit too close to home for some here to deal with. 

 

 Or, it wasn't anywhere near as relevant or smart or insightful as you thought 
it was.
 

  I'd almost be willing to bet that a few of the people whom almost everyone 
would categorized as compulsive arguers were afraid to even *read* it, much 
less comment on it. 
 

 I read it, thought it was pretty dumb for a number of reasons. But if I'd 
commented along those lines, I'd be have been accused of starting an argument 
(even though it was Barry who posted it, hoping to start one himself).
 

   I pass it along because a number of people here on FFL seem to be
 *addicted to* arguing. Given the findings discussed in this article, one
 can only assume that the reason they endlessly try to start and
 perpetuate arguments is that they're addicted to their brains
 functioning without logic and reason, and to the rush they feel from
 the fight-or-flight response.  Actually, that was only one small study, 
 specifically about politics, and carefully engineered to rile up the 
 subjects. Not anything on which to base the above conclusion.
 

 I was wondering how the author of the article is defining argument. I've 
read and heard, and participated in, many arguments in which the opposing sides 
presented their cases with logic and facts and careful reasoning. Arguments 
don't have to be fights; but they can become fights when at least one party 
finds the other side's presentations threatening because it's more solid and 
rational than their own.
 

 I also wonder how the author would characterize the tactic of pushing 
buttons, especially when it involves making statements that are not true or 
highly distorted, and concluding that they have won if the people they're 
aimed at object (and the button-pusher refuses to engage). What would they say 
the button-pusher is addicted to?
 snip
  In that TED talk above, Daniel Cohen makes another excellent point that 
often gets overlooked: Losing an argument means you learn something.
 Knowing how to win every argument would be a terrible personal loss.
 You don't get any wiser by verbally bludgeoning people. You get wiser by 
learning.
 Winning an argument is a short term ego victory. Losing an argument can be a 
learning experience that benefits you the rest of your life. 
 

If that were true, you'd think Barry would be the wisest person on FFL. ;-)
 




[FairfieldLife] What Women Want to Do

2013-12-28 Thread Richard Williams
Women who complain that their hookup partner did not care enough to bring
her to orgasm should understand that they can’t have it both ways. Blame it
on evolution.

Read more:

'In Hookups, Inequality Still Reigns'
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-mind-body-connection/201312/in-hookups-inequality-still-reigns-1


[FairfieldLife] Re: Post Count Sat 28-Dec-13 00:15:02 UTC

2013-12-28 Thread authfriend
Barry, you're kinda overdoing it with the wishful thinking fantasies.
 
  I think that's fair, but only if Judy gets voted Loser Of The Year 
 

 If I were, according to that article about arguing you've touted, I'd also be 
the Wisest FFLer of the Year.
 

 Opsie.

Think about it -- reduced to a gibbering, macro-using ego in total defensive 
mode -- and brought to this state by Richard and Share. It's her worst PR 
nightmare. 







Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: What People Eat

2013-12-28 Thread Richard Williams
We've been on a special diet for several years now. I used to be on a Zen
Macrobiotic organic foods diet and ate a lot of organic rice with Shoyu.
Now I'm on a diabetic diet - no table sugar, low carbs, and exercise; Rita
is on a weight-loss diet - no carbs, high protein, low sugar. And, we both
work out at the Y almost every day and/or take long walks by the San
Antonio River or go to the local Dog Park. Sometimes we go to the mall and
walk past SAKS on our way to Old Navy.

We used to drink Crystal Light but mostly filtered water these days and
some good wine on occasion. We still eat out a few times a month. Last
night we went to the local theater to see Anchorman II and then to our
favorite Tex-Mex restaurant, Taco Flats. Here's Rita's recipe for organic
vegetable soup. It's not complicated.

Ingredients: Vegetables

onion
carrots
celery
cabbage
green beans
zucchini
olive oil
tomatoes
filtered water

1. Cut up the vegetables into small cubes with a knife
2. Cook the vegies in a large wok or frying pan
3. Fill a large pot with the filtered water
4. Boil the hell out of it for a few minutes
5. Add in the chopped vegies with a scoop
6. Add salt or seasoning to taste
7. Let the mixture steep for ten minutes
8. Serve in bowls and eat with a spoon


On Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 7:47 PM, Richard Williams pundits...@gmail.comwrote:

 Better ingredients, better pizza?

 We used to eat pizza all the time. Up in Austin, there's a place called
 Conan's - they have what they call deep dish pizza - Chicago style, with
 whole wheat crust if you prefer and with the cheese built right into the
 crust. Also in Austin there is the Brick Oven where you can watch the pizza
 being cooked inside a big, domed brick oven fireplace and they use flat
 shovels on a stick to move the pie in and out.

 [image: Inline image 1]

 And then you've got  your frozen pizza - DiGiorno's, Tombstone, Red Baron,
 and Tony's.  And, then there's Pizza Hut, Pizza Inn, Domino's, Little
 Caesar's, and Papa John's. So, what exactly are the better ingredients in
 Papa John's pizza? They won't tell you, but it all comes in the back door
 on a SYSCO truck, just like all the other pizza joints in town.

 In Boulder, CO some guys invented a new gas-fired oven where the pizza
 revolves around inside the oven, instead of slow cooking over a
 wood-burning fire; the crust is thin, so it cooks faster too. You walk up
 to the counter, select your toppings, and you get your pizza while you wait
 at the counter in about 2-3 minutes, not fifteen minutes later like at most
 places.

 The joint is called Chipotle Pizza, by the guys that own Chipotle Mexican
 Restaurants. At Chipotle, they use less cheese and gourmet ingredients like
 olive oil and basil and stuff. They even have a whole ham with a slicer
 that cuts the ham off right before your eyes.

 It's the reverse pizza effect: Italians come to America with a recipe for
 tomato sauce; the Americans put it on dough bread and spread the sauce all
 around on it; then the Italians go back to Italy and tell all their friends
 about pizza they got in America. Go figure.

 'Mamma mia! Chipotle plans expansion into pizza'
 http://www.cnbc.com/id/101283103


 On Fri, Dec 13, 2013 at 11:16 AM, Bhairitu noozg...@sbcglobal.net wrote:



 I've mentioned the pros of the Cuisinart sandwich maker the Con would be
 that it wanted too small a piece of bread even suggesting you might want to
 cut off the crusts to make it fit.  It also does two sandwiches at once
 which I didn't need but that is actually no problem.  Given these are
 simple inexpensive devices I might try some of the other ones too.

 Large manufacturers usually have different teams designing products.
 Some of the teams are good at and some not so.  It's always interesting to
 know the story under the hood.


 On 12/12/2013 05:48 PM, awoelfleba...@yahoo.com wrote:


 ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, 
 j_alexander_stanley@...j_alexander_stanley@...wrote:

 My most recent experience with Cuisinart is my new coffee maker. It got a
 great review on Consumer Reports, and the Amazon reviews remarked on how
 well it brews coffee. But, also mentioned many times on Amazon is the
 crappy latch mechanism on the lid. I figured the problem was a mixture of
 poor design and ham-fisted users, and being a more graceful and careful
 person, I assumed the latch mechanism would hold up under my gentle touch.
 WRONG! That latch was busted within two weeks. Fortunately, the fix is
 simple: I use a red brick to keep the lid closed during brewing (the hinge
 is spring loaded, and with the latch broken, the lid won't stay down.)

 When this machine inevitably dies some day, will I consider getting
 another Cuisinart? You betcha! 'Cuz despite the stupid latch, the machine
 makes really good coffee!

  I love homemade waffles. I bought a Cuisinart waffle maker, you know
 the good old fashioned round shape, and I could have chucked it out after a
 one-time use. The handle was so badly 

Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Five, six, and seven for Feste

2013-12-28 Thread awoelflebater


 

---In FairfieldLife@{{emailDomain}}, sharelong60@... wrote:

 Emptybill and Buck, I've been willing all along to take these kinds of 
disagreements off line. However, other posters prefer to keep them online. I 
ignore as best as I can. Then they take to butting into my exchanges with 
others! A saint I'm not! Anyway, even if I totally ignore them, they simply 
find another ankle to bite! Any more suggestions very welcome.
 

 Just be thankful you aren't a centipede.
 I have some suggestions, you wanna hear them? Oh, I forgot, you never read my 
posts. At least you can't accuse me of ankle biting, whatever that is. Ever 
had your toes sucked though? 
 

 
 
 On Friday, December 27, 2013 7:15 PM, emptybill@... emptybill@... wrote:
 
   Great idea Buck.
 

 Combatants can create an alternate Yahoo email i.d. to communicate their 
hateful, malevolent thoughts about each other. 
 

 Vaj and I knew each others actual alternate Yahoo i.d. 

 We disagreed about many things TM but sometimes took
 it off the mat to clarity a point of agreement or disagreement.
 

 By being away from the preview of other people, the conversations
 became more about a comparison of viewpoints rather mere quarreling.
 

 That means the disputants on FFL today are flagellating each other to show off 
... both to each other and to other FFL posters. 
 Nothing else going on here  but flagrant ego-ejaculations all over everyone 
else on the forum. 

 

 Give us a break! 

 Some people might come back once they know they can avoid having to listen to 
the endless smack-downs by the psucho-nuts. 

 
 

 
 



 
 
 
 





Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Post Count Sat 28-Dec-13 00:15:02 UTC

2013-12-28 Thread Richard J. Williams
Yeah, what an utter idiot you are Steve, posting a parody like that! 
You're just being stupid and malicious. And, it's real dumb of you to 
post a lot of messages just for the the sake of making a lot of posts 
that don't say anything. Like, one-liners, macros, and  cartoons of 
cowboys with six-shooters. You know better!


On 12/27/2013 9:50 PM, authfri...@yahoo.com wrote:


What an utter idiot you are. Either that, or you know better and are 
just being stupidly malicious.



I never came close to 235 posts a week. I don't think anybody did. 
Nobody was ever intent on making as many posts as possible just for 
the sake of making a lot of posts even if they didn't say anything.



 Probably not a record Ann,  I'm guessing that belongs to Judy.


And this is even dumber:


  But, yea, I think it is a good thing. 





Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Post Count Sat 28-Dec-13 00:15:02 UTC

2013-12-28 Thread authfriend
 Steve, good points both about the amount of posts and original material. 

 

 Actually they're RELY STOOOPID points. But I wouldn't expect you 
to be able to tell the difference.
 

  I amazed at how many good posts Richard creates. But he has been at this 
for a long time, is retired, etc. 

 

 Actually I've been at this for longer than he has, and I think the vast 
majority of his posts are crap (not even counting the incredibly nasty, lying 
trolls about me).
 

  Nonetheless, he gives spiritual info and music info and humor and everyday 
stories complete with photos. And he's kind, saying that Judy and Ann and Emily 
are probably nice in person. I agree with you that he is Poster of the Year. 
 

 I think you and Richard and Steve and maybe even Barry should go start your 
own forum. That way you could just appreciate each other to death without 
annoying the rest of us with your trivia.
 

 You're all probably nice in person as well. I guess that makes me kind too, 
huh?
 

 guffaw
 








Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Post Count Sat 28-Dec-13 00:15:02 UTC

2013-12-28 Thread awoelflebater


 

---In FairfieldLife@{{emailDomain}}, sharelong60@... wrote:

 Ann, it was Steve who came up with the fun idea of Poster of the Year. And 
turq came up with FFL Santa of the Year. Both for Richard and I totally agree 
because, well for one thing, there's such a range to his posts and he's usually 
lighthearted and kind as well as being humorous. 

 OK, I could go along with the kind thing if you want to show me 5 examples 
of his having shown 5 different people kindness. Quotes, of course, would be 
useful.
 Light hearted? Maybe lightweight. And humorous? Sometimes, but not when he 
usually means to be.
But I'm happy to be shown how kind Ricky is, and you're just the woman for 
the job. The quotes don't have to be in chronological order. Space breaks are 
optional, I'm good with lots of words all in a row.


 

 
 
 On Friday, December 27, 2013 10:54 PM, awoelflebater@... awoelflebater@... 
wrote:
 
   

 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, authfriend@... wrote:

  easy error to make, if it indeed it is an error, considering that you have 
been the number one weekly poster with our without limits for going on 8 years 
or so. 

 

 No, it's not. It's just a bit of smarmy nastiness from you. Even Barry's 
counts of high posters were well under 200 a week.
 
 

  why don't let us know what your high number has been so we can see how 
close it is to 235. 
 

 You think I kept track of every week's total for eight years to see how high I 
could go? Why don't you shove that notion where the sun don't shine? How stupid 
can you get?
 

 You're welcome to check it out yourself. I'm not going to take many hours to 
go through 400-some weeks, obviously, just to satisfy your malignant curiosity. 
 

 Or, hey, get Barry to do it for you.
 

 My guess is that it was never higher than 170, and even that would have been 
very rare. More importantly, neither I nor any of the other high posters ever 
made posts just for the sake of making posts, which is what we're seeing now.
 

 Here is the thing. Ricky has no other real life. He obviously does not get the 
accolades he desires at home or at work. He is a nobody. But lo and behold 
here, at FFL, he is a somebody. He is afforded respect and has even been named 
Poster of the Year by Sharon, so this really must mean something. Even Bawwy 
has deemed him worthy of adulation based on the fact that he himself has not 
been able to silence you but, in his estimation, Ricardo is getting the better 
of you. This is Bawwy's astute analysis, this is the best he can do to analyze 
the situation (no wonder he's run back to Leiden with his vestigial tail 
between his scrawny legs after his short stint in the City of Lights). But, 
more importantly, Texas Rick is loving the attention, he imagines himself the 
victor, the torchbearer of freedom, freedom from the tyranny of one solitary 
woman posting from the quiet of her abode in coastal New Jersey. A woman who 
has busied herself with investigating the finer, more refined things in this 
life - art, great music, literature, philosphy, religion. Someone who doesn't 
require lots of white space between sentences to understand them. Someone who 
abhors a vacuum - between the ears. So, keep it up Judy (and I know you will). 
Because despite the railing, the gnashing of teeth, 235 of Ricky's interminable 
babblings are worth about 4 posts of yours. 
 




 
 
 

 
 



 
 
 
 





Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Post Count Sat 28-Dec-13 00:15:02 UTC

2013-12-28 Thread Richard J. Williams

On 12/27/2013 10:29 PM, authfri...@yahoo.com wrote:



My guess is that it was never higher than 170, and even that would 
have been very rare. More importantly, neither I nor any of the other 
high posters ever made posts just for the sake of making posts, which 
is what we're seeing now.


You really told off Steve, Judy. Good work! But, how many posts did you 
send up this past month that were interesting to read? One, two or 
three? And, how many posts did you send up this week that were 
interesting to read? My guess is one, maybe.


[FairfieldLife] Taking the pernicious unkind FFL Ankle-biters Off-list

2013-12-28 Thread dhamiltony2k5
To send directly to other FFL members, Push the “reply” button, then push the 
little rectangular box next to the X, then the arrow in the address box to 
select the person you want to vent at privately if you really feel you really 
need to. That would likely be a more proper etiquette to show enough 
self-restraint to keep unkind ankle-biting off the larger public forum.
 

 As the 
 
 Yahoo Groups Guidelines 

 Says:
 

 We depend on each member to help keep it a safe, fun, and positive place for 
everyone.   
 

 Don't be unkind. Exploitative or degrading comments are not welcome in Groups. 
Also not welcome are belligerence, insults, slurs, profanity or ranting. If you 
wouldn't say it in public or with a group of friends, don't post it.
 
 Please help us keep Yahoo Groups an enjoyable and positive experience. If you 
see a Group or content that violates our rules, please let us know by 
contacting us 
https://io.help.yahoo.com/contact/index?page=contactlocale=en_USy=PROD_GRPS.

 

 

 

 Buck wrote:

 Actually it is perfectly easy to post directly to other members of FFL within 
Yahoo-Neo. Just push the reply button, then push that faint rectangular box 
next to the X that shows, then hit the drop down arrow in the 'to' address line 
to select e-mail addresses. In fact you can send whatever you like according to 
your character directly to someone off-list. 
 
 
 There is no good reason to vent unkindness publicly on FFL. In fact it is 
against the rules.
 
 
 
 
 With Love to all,
 
 Buck in the Dome
 

 ---In FairfieldLife@{{emailDomain}}, emptybill@... wrote:

 Great idea Buck.
 

 Combatants can create an alternate Yahoo email i.d. to communicate their 
hateful, malevolent thoughts about each other. 
 

 Vaj and I knew each others actual alternate Yahoo i.d. 

 We disagreed about many things TM but sometimes took
 it off the mat to clarity a point of agreement or disagreement.
 

 By being away from the preview of other people, the conversations
 became more about a comparison of viewpoints rather mere quarreling.
 

 That means the disputants on FFL today are flagellating each other to show off 
... both to each other and to other FFL posters. 
 Nothing else going on here  but flagrant ego-ejaculations all over everyone 
else on the forum. 

 

 Give us a break! 

 Some people might come back once they know they can avoid having to listen to 
the endless smack-downs by the psucho-nuts. 







Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Post Count Sat 28-Dec-13 00:15:02 UTC

2013-12-28 Thread awoelflebater


 

---In FairfieldLife@{{emailDomain}}, sharelong60@... wrote:

 Steve, good points both about the amount of posts and original material. I 
amazed at how many good posts Richard creates. But he has been at this for a 
long time, is retired, etc. Nonetheless, he gives spiritual info and music info 
and humor and everyday stories complete with photos. And he's kind, saying that 
Judy and Ann and Emily are probably nice in person. I agree with you that he is 
Poster of the Year.
 

 Yes, no problem with that. If we were still on 50 per week posting limits old 
Regardez-vous has just posted over 5 weeks within one week. Do you not find 
this strange when just after the limits were removed Barry was giving people 
shit for going over 50 posts per week as if this was a sign of some sickness? 
Barry must be about to call the little men in the white coats to take Regardo 
away any second now. 

But how is the skiing? Are the villages beautiful with Christmas lights, etc?
 

 I would guess the skiing is all downhill and the villages are splendorous with 
lights twinkling in all colors and hues.
 

 
 
 On Friday, December 27, 2013 10:41 PM, steve.sundur@... steve.sundur@... 
wrote:
 
   Is there really much difference between 150 posts a week and 250?  I'm not 
sure that there is.  But if you want to keep score, I would bet that more of 
Richard's posts deal with original content than what we are seeing from you.  
Just say'n.
 
 

 
 




 
 
 
 








[FairfieldLife] RE: Post Count Sat 28-Dec-13 00:15:02 UTC

2013-12-28 Thread awoelflebater


 

---In FairfieldLife@{{emailDomain}}, authfriend@... wrote:

  Is there really much difference between 150 posts a week and 250?  I'm not 
sure that there is. 
 

 Do the math, dimwit. It's a third fewer. It's the difference between 21 posts 
a day and 36 posts a day. Fifteen more posts every single day.
 

  But if you want to keep score, 
 

 No, that would be you who wants to keep score. You didn't want Richard to be 
the one to have made a record number of posts, significantly more than anyone 
else, so you tried to fob that highly dubious distinction off on me. But not 
even Barry, who has been totally obsessed by my post counts for literally 
years, is backing you up on that stupid claim.
 

  I would bet that more of Richard's posts deal with original content than 
  what we are seeing from you.  Just say'n. 
 
 

 And you define original content how? 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock? 
Great Country Classics? What I Did Today? What People Wear? What People 
Eat? Car Older than 2012? Don't Use E15 Gas? His Readers Digest-type recaps 
of books he's read on Yoga?
 

 Oh, I know. You must be referring to the many scores of troll posts in which 
he's told original lies about me, right?
 

 The vast majority of his posts, Steviepoo, have been either silly trolls, or 
irrelevant, or regurgitation of the scholarly work of others, if that's what 
you mean by original. And he's utterly incapable of conducting a rational 
conversation.
 

 And for this you award him Poster of the Year, enthusiastically seconded by 
Share. How embarrassing for you.
 

 Well, I gotta say, that was a pretty darn good synopsis. Can't argue with any 
of it. It certainly speaks to my experience of the never-seemingly-ending flow 
of  - (fill in the blank) coming from the guy.
 





Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Post Count Sat 28-Dec-13 00:15:02 UTC

2013-12-28 Thread Richard J. Williams

On 12/27/2013 10:41 PM, steve.sun...@yahoo.com wrote:
Is there really much difference between 150 posts a week and 250?  I'm 
not sure that there is.  But if you want to keep score, I would bet 
that more of Richard's posts deal with original content than what we 
are seeing from you.  Just say'n.
It only takes me about two or three minutes to read all the daily 
messages posted to FFL. I get mine in email using Thunderbird, so they 
come in sequentially for easy reading when I check my other mail. If 
you're like Barry and read in Message View, it takes only about ten 
seconds. There's hardly anything, anywhere to read about what TMers are 
doing these days and the comings and goings of TMers.


I've posted over 10,000 messages to news forums in the past fourteen 
years, and about half are on-topic messages. I've been reading news 
groups since 1996 - alt.meditation.transcendental, alt.yoga. 
alt.meditation. alt.casteneda.dreams, alt.tantra, and 
alt.buddha.short.fat.guy. And, I read at least three newspapers every 
day - we like to keep up with current events. Information junkies are 
voracious readers and it's almost impossible to provide enough for them 
to read on a single news forum like FFL. Go figure.


And we read a book or three every week. We are only about two blocks 
from a public library where we can get books through the inter-library 
loan system. And, I watch some TV too - news and Hulu and Netflix. Every 
Saturday night we have friends over to talk about stuff and listen to 
music on our awesome  Yamaha sound system with the Infinity 
floor-standing speakers - rock, folk, jazz, classical or world music. We 
really enjoy YouTube with the Google Chromecast on the big screen in the 
living room.





[FairfieldLife] Re: Post Count Sat 28-Dec-13 00:15:02 UTC

2013-12-28 Thread awoelflebater


 

---In FairfieldLife@{{emailDomain}}, turquoiseb@... wrote:

 --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Share Long wrote:
 
 Steve, good points both about the amount of posts and original material. I 
 amazed at how many good posts Richard creates. But he has been at this for a 
 long time, is retired, etc. Nonetheless, he gives spiritual info and music 
 info and humor and everyday stories complete with photos. And he's kind, 
 saying that Judy and Ann and Emily are probably nice in person. I agree with 
 you that he is Poster of the Year.

 I think that's fair, but only if Judy gets voted Loser Of The Year

Think about it -- reduced to a gibbering, macro-using ego in total defensive 
mode -- and brought to this state by Richard and Share. It's her worst PR 
nightmare. 
 

 Another gem emerges from the vacuum known as Bawwy's head. Is there such a 
thing as PR at FFL? (snort)
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 









Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: The Art of Multi-Dimensional Living

2013-12-28 Thread dhamiltony2k5
Dear Professor Richard JW Das;
 

 Is also an official history that Maharishi edited, posted in FFL message,
 http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/FairfieldLife/conversations/messages/357659 
http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/FairfieldLife/conversations/messages/357659

 

 Jai Guru Dev,
 -Buck Das

---In FairfieldLife@{{emailDomain}}, punditster@... wrote:

 On 12/27/2013 4:34 PM, dhamiltony2k5@... mailto:dhamiltony2k5@... wrote:
 
  Maharishi came to the West in the 1950's and started 
  world-traveling-lecturing by the late 1950's.
 
 There is detailed account of MMY's activities in Thirty Years Around 
 the World and in The Story of the Maharishi. According to Mason, MMY 
 began his first world tour in 1959. The first world tour began in 
 Rangoon, Burma, and included the countries of Thailand, Malaya, 
 Singapore, Hong Kong and Hawaii. He arrived in Hawaii in the spring of 
 1959 and began lecturing and teaching in Honolulu, then San Francisco, 
 Los Angeles, Boston, New York and London in that same year.
 
 Works cited:
 
 'Maharishi: The Biography'
 by Paul Mason
 Element, 1994
 p. 28 and p. 34
 
 'The Story of The Maharishi'
 by William Jefferson
 Pocket Books, 1976
 pp. 7–21
 
 'Thirty Years Around the World'
 Maharishi Vedic University Press, 1986
 p. 199



Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Post Count Sat 28-Dec-13 00:15:02 UTC

2013-12-28 Thread Richard J. Williams

On 12/27/2013 10:54 PM, awoelfleba...@yahoo.com wrote:
Here is the thing. Ricky has no other real life. He obviously does not 
get the accolades he desires at home or at work. He is a nobody. But 
lo and behold here, at FFL, he is asomebody. He is afforded respect 
and has even been named Poster of the Year by Sharon, so this really 
must mean something. Even Bawwy has deemed him worthy of adulation 
based on the fact that he himself has not been able to silence you 
but, in his estimation, Ricardo is getting the better of you. This is 
Bawwy's astute analysis, this is the best he can do to analyze the 
situation (no wonder he's run back to Leiden with his vestigial tail 
between his scrawny legs after his short stint in the City of Lights). 
But, more importantly, Texas Rick is loving the attention, he imagines 
himself the victor, the torchbearer of freedom, freedom from the 
tyranny of one solitary woman posting from the quiet of her abode in 
coastal New Jersey. A woman who has busied herself with investigating 
the finer, more refined things in this life - art, great music, 
literature, philosphy, religion. Someone who doesn't require lots of 
white space between sentences to understand them. Someone who abhors a 
vacuum - between the ears. So, keep it up Judy (and I know you will). 
Because despite the railing, the gnashing of teeth, 235 of Ricky's 
interminable babblings are worth about 4 posts of yours. 
You are sounding JELLOS. Some people just feel better when they have 
someone to talk to. This is supposed to be a discussion about life. I 
believe in LIFE - what it does to you, and what you do back. Go figure.


WILL SOMEBODY PLEASE GIVE ME SOME SPIRITUAL HELP! For Gawd's sake - 
please help me!


Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Post Count Sat 28-Dec-13 00:15:02 UTC

2013-12-28 Thread Richard J. Williams

On 12/27/2013 10:56 PM, awoelfleba...@yahoo.com wrote:


why don't let us know what your high number has been so we can see how 
close it is to 235.



Oh Steve, you are like a gnat going after something much, much bigger. 
I don't know what happened along the way to compel you to side with 
the genetically scuffed but, by gum, you do.


You friggin' gnat, Steve! Why don't you just keep your big pie hole shut 
about stuff. All this posting is taxing your brain. Get a life before 
you get all scuffed up by Ann and Judy!


Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Arguing causes your brain to shut down

2013-12-28 Thread Richard J. Williams

On 12/28/2013 5:30 AM, TurquoiseB wrote:
*/Thanks for commenting, John. I am *not* surprised that no one else 
did. The article and TED talk just hit too close to home for some 
here to deal with. I'd almost be willing to bet that a few of the 
people whom almost everyone would categorized as compulsive arguers 
were afraid to even *read* it, much less comment on it. For them and 
for those who recognize, here (after the link below) are a few more 
quotes from the article, including the second paragraph of the quote I 
posted earlier. /*

So, this is your argument. Go figure.


Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Post Count Sat 28-Dec-13 00:15:02 UTC

2013-12-28 Thread awoelflebater


 

---In FairfieldLife@{{emailDomain}}, punditster@... wrote:

 On 12/27/2013 10:54 PM, awoelflebater@... mailto:awoelflebater@... wrote:
 
 Here is the thing. Ricky has no other real life. He obviously does not get the 
accolades he desires at home or at work. He is a nobody. But lo and behold 
here, at FFL, he is a somebody. He is afforded respect and has even been named 
Poster of the Year by Sharon, so this really must mean something. Even Bawwy 
has deemed him worthy of adulation based on the fact that he himself has not 
been able to silence you but, in his estimation, Ricardo is getting the better 
of you. This is Bawwy's astute analysis, this is the best he can do to analyze 
the situation (no wonder he's run back to Leiden with his vestigial tail 
between his scrawny legs after his short stint in the City of Lights). But, 
more importantly, Texas Rick is loving the attention, he imagines himself the 
victor, the torchbearer of freedom, freedom from the tyranny of one solitary 
woman posting from the quiet of her abode in coastal New Jersey. A woman who 
has busied herself with investigating the finer, more refined things in this 
life - art, great music, literature, philosphy, religion. Someone who doesn't 
require lots of white space between sentences to understand them. Someone who 
abhors a vacuum - between the ears. So, keep it up Judy (and I know you will). 
Because despite the railing, the gnashing of teeth, 235 of Ricky's interminable 
babblings are worth about 4 posts of yours.  You are sounding JELLOS. Some 
people just feel better when they have someone to talk to. This is supposed to 
be a discussion about life. I believe in LIFE - what it does to you, and what 
you do back. Go figure. 
 
 WILL SOMEBODY PLEASE GIVE ME SOME SPIRITUAL HELP! For Gawd's sake - please 
help me!
 
 What flavor of Jello might that be? And I told you before, Regardo, there is 
no Gawd. 



Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Post Count Sat 28-Dec-13 00:15:02 UTC

2013-12-28 Thread awoelflebater


 

---In FairfieldLife@{{emailDomain}}, punditster@... wrote:

 On 12/27/2013 10:56 PM, awoelflebater@... mailto:awoelflebater@... wrote:
 
 why don't let us know what your high number has been so we can see how close 
it is to 235.
 
 
 Oh Steve, you are like a gnat going after something much, much bigger. I don't 
know what happened along the way to compel you to side with the genetically 
scuffed but, by gum, you do.
 You friggin' gnat, Steve! Why don't you just keep your big pie hole shut about 
stuff. All this posting is taxing your brain. Get a life before you get all 
scuffed up by Ann and Judy!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



[FairfieldLife] RE: Five, six, and seven for Feste

2013-12-28 Thread emptybill
In general I don't reply to the psucho-nuts.
 I basically don't care what they say to me or say about me.
 That is because they lack standing. 

 I am not alone is consigning them to the class of people who are willfully 
engaged at being outraged. 

 

 My advise is to realize that your need to be seen in a proper way is a 
weakness. People's attitudes change over time - sometimes 180 degrees. Abandon 
that need and you can communicate as you wish without concern for anyone else. 
 

 If you want to clarify something then do so but rest in the understanding that 
the hateful, malevolent thoughts they express are a form of violence you don't 
need to be involved in dealing with to protect yourself. 

 

 Sorry for the clunky syntax. Gotta run.



[FairfieldLife] Re: Post Count Sat 28-Dec-13 00:15:02 UTC

2013-12-28 Thread TurquoiseB
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Richard J. Williams  wrote:

 On 12/27/2013 10:41 PM, steve.sundur@... wrote:
  Is there really much difference between 150 posts a week and 250? 
I'm
  not sure that there is.  But if you want to keep score, I would bet
  that more of Richard's posts deal with original content than what we
  are seeing from you.  Just say'n.

 It only takes me about two or three minutes to read all the daily
 messages posted to FFL. I get mine in email using Thunderbird, so they
 come in sequentially for easy reading when I check my other mail. If
 you're like Barry and read in Message View, it takes only about ten
 seconds. There's hardly anything, anywhere to read about what TMers
 are doing these days and the comings and goings of TMers.

Exactly. There is no here and now there.

It's almost as if the people focusing on other people and their
long-standing grudges against them so much that they don't have any
lives of their own. Almost.







Re: [FairfieldLife] Taking the pernicious unkind FFL Ankle-biters Off-list

2013-12-28 Thread Richard Williams
On 12/28/2013 6:29 AM, dhamiltony...@yahoo.com wrote:

 Actually it is perfectly easy to post directly to other members of FFL
within
 Yahoo-Neo. Just push the reply button, then push that faint rectangular
box
 next to the X that shows, then hit the drop down arrow in the 'to'
address line
 to select e-mail addresses. In fact you can send whatever you like
according
 to your character directly to someone off-list.


Buck, if the informants start communicating privately, how will people like
me know about the comings and goings of TMers up in Fairfield, or anywhere
else?

Today I woke up, got out of bed, and went out to hang around on the back
patio. Then, I made a pot of coffee in the laundry room and fired up my
laptop, and got to work. Then, after about ten minutes, I started a fire in
the pit and put on some ribs. Then I put on a record in my old stereo on
the back patio, the one with the Sansui turntable and the Yamaha 250 watt
amplifier, and cranked up Huey Lewis and the News, real loud so the whole
neighborhood could hear it.

Then I went back into the kitchen and ate a bowl of soup and drank some
more coffee. Later, we will probably go for a walk along the San Antonio
River and to Starbucks for more coffee, where I can read the New York Time
and the Wall Street Journal. This afternoon we may go to the mall and walk
past SAKS and take some snapshots of old houses. Then, around three PM I
might wash one of my cars. In the late afternoon we will probably read a
book or play with the dogs in the backyard.

Tonight we may get together with friends and listen to some music or watch
a show on the big screen TV. Go figure.

Back in the day, I saw this band at a free concert in Zilker Park in Austin:

Huey Lewis and the News  - Sports Album
http://youtu.be/gMa2coAIiuo


On Sat, Dec 28, 2013 at 8:45 AM, dhamiltony...@yahoo.com wrote:



 To send directly to other FFL members, Push the “reply” button, then push
 the little rectangular box next to the X, then the arrow in the address box
 to select the person you want to vent at privately if you really feel you
 really need to. That would likely be a more proper etiquette to show enough
 self-restraint to keep unkind ankle-biting off the larger public forum.


 As the

 Yahoo Groups Guidelines

 Says:


 We depend on each member to help keep it a safe, fun, and positive place
 for everyone.


 *Don't be unkind. *Exploitative or degrading comments are not welcome in
 Groups. Also not welcome are belligerence, insults, slurs, profanity or
 ranting. If you wouldn't say it in public or with a group of friends, don't
 post it.

  Please help us keep Yahoo Groups an enjoyable and positive experience. If
 you see a Group or content that violates our rules, please let us know by 
 contacting
 ushttps://io.help.yahoo.com/contact/index?page=contactlocale=en_USy=PROD_GRPS
 .



 Buck wrote:

 Actually it is perfectly easy to post directly to other members of FFL
 within Yahoo-Neo. Just push the reply button, then push that faint
 rectangular box next to the X that shows, then hit the drop down arrow in
 the 'to' address line to select e-mail addresses. In fact you can send
 whatever you like according to your character directly to someone off-list.


 There is no good reason to vent unkindness publicly on FFL. In fact it is
 against the rules.



 With Love to all,

 Buck in the Dome


 ---In FairfieldLife@{{emailDomain}}, emptybill@... wrote:

 Great idea Buck.


 Combatants can create an alternate Yahoo email i.d. to communicate their
 hateful, malevolent thoughts about each other.


 Vaj and I knew each others actual alternate Yahoo i.d.

 We disagreed about many things TM but sometimes took

 it off the mat to clarity a point of agreement or disagreement.


 By being away from the preview of other people, the conversations

 became more about a comparison of viewpoints rather mere quarreling.


 That means the disputants on FFL today are flagellating each other to show
 off ... both to each other and to other FFL posters.

 Nothing else going on here  but flagrant ego-ejaculations all over
 everyone else on the forum.


 Give us a break!

 Some people might come back once they know they can avoid having to listen
 to the endless smack-downs by the psucho-nuts.

  



Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Post Count Sat 28-Dec-13 00:15:02 UTC

2013-12-28 Thread Richard J. Williams

On 12/28/2013 7:39 AM, authfri...@yahoo.com wrote:
Oh, I know. You must be referring to the many scores of troll posts in 
which he's told original lies about me, right?

It's ALL a parody about Judy. Go figure.


Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Post Count Sat 28-Dec-13 00:15:02 UTC

2013-12-28 Thread steve.sundur
Hi Share.
 

 I took two days off from skiing to get some business done.  But my sister 
arrived last night, so the family is getting ready for some skiing and boarding.
 

 The town of Aspen looks very festive, and the village of Snowmass looks like 
Emerald City as you are driving up to it.
 

 
https://www.google.com/search?q=snowmass+village+at+nightrlz=1C1OPRB_enUS545US554espv=210es_sm=122tbm=ischsource=iuimgil=BpVsnW3316bRWM%253A%253Bhttps%253A%252F%252Fencrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com%252Fimages%253Fq%253Dtbn%253AANd9GcSaOMb8_c7YYUeqEyCAPD909vudGKnQUNaqaokVnX9lgvdxnKWaqg%253B450%253B320%253B5GP4gnphuyvcqM%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.shutterstock.com%25252Fpic-162710%25252Fstock-photo-snowmass-village-at-night.htmlsa=Xei=UfK-UszrLJXioASq74HIDwved=0CEsQ9QEwAAbiw=1008bih=638#facrc=_imgrc=BpVsnW3316bRWM%3A%3B5GP4gnphuyvcqM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fimage.shutterstock.com%252Fdisplay_pic_with_logo%252F4348%252F4348%252C1108848702%252C2%252Fstock-photo-snowmass-village-at-night-162710.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.shutterstock.com%252Fpic-162710%252Fstock-photo-snowmass-village-at-night.html%3B450%3B320
 
https://www.google.com/search?q=snowmass+village+at+nightrlz=1C1OPRB_enUS545US554espv=210es_sm=122tbm=ischsource=iuimgil=BpVsnW3316bRWM%253A%253Bhttps%253A%252F%252Fencrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com%252Fimages%253Fq%253Dtbn%253AANd9GcSaOMb8_c7YYUeqEyCAPD909vudGKnQUNaqaokVnX9lgvdxnKWaqg%253B450%253B320%253B5GP4gnphuyvcqM%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.shutterstock.com%25252Fpic-162710%25252Fstock-photo-snowmass-village-at-night.htmlsa=Xei=UfK-UszrLJXioASq74HIDwved=0CEsQ9QEwAAbiw=1008bih=638#facrc=_imgrc=BpVsnW3316bRWM%3A%3B5GP4gnphuyvcqM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fimage.shutterstock.com%252Fdisplay_pic_with_logo%252F4348%252F4348%252C1108848702%252C2%252Fstock-photo-snowmass-village-at-night-162710.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.shutterstock.com%252Fpic-162710%252Fstock-photo-snowmass-village-at-night.html%3B450%3B320



Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Post Count Sat 28-Dec-13 00:15:02 UTC

2013-12-28 Thread Share Long
Thanks, Steve, the photos are wonderful. Have fun!





On Saturday, December 28, 2013 9:47 AM, steve.sun...@yahoo.com 
steve.sun...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
  
Hi Share.

I took two days off from skiing to get some business done.  But my sister 
arrived last night, so the family is getting ready for some skiing and boarding.

The town of Aspen looks very festive, and the village of Snowmass looks like 
Emerald City as you are driving up to it.

https://www.google.com/search?q=snowmass+village+at+nightrlz=1C1OPRB_enUS545US554espv=210es_sm=122tbm=ischsource=iuimgil=BpVsnW3316bRWM%253A%253Bhttps%253A%252F%252Fencrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com%252Fimages%253Fq%253Dtbn%253AANd9GcSaOMb8_c7YYUeqEyCAPD909vudGKnQUNaqaokVnX9lgvdxnKWaqg%253B450%253B320%253B5GP4gnphuyvcqM%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.shutterstock.com%25252Fpic-162710%25252Fstock-photo-snowmass-village-at-night.htmlsa=Xei=UfK-UszrLJXioASq74HIDwved=0CEsQ9QEwAAbiw=1008bih=638#facrc=_imgrc=BpVsnW3316bRWM%3A%3B5GP4gnphuyvcqM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fimage.shutterstock.com%252Fdisplay_pic_with_logo%252F4348%252F4348%252C1108848702%252C2%252Fstock-photo-snowmass-village-at-night-162710.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.shutterstock.com%252Fpic-162710%252Fstock-photo-snowmass-village-at-night.html%3B450%3B320



Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Post Count Sat 28-Dec-13 00:15:02 UTC

2013-12-28 Thread Richard J. Williams

On 12/28/2013 7:39 AM, authfri...@yahoo.com wrote:
* **And you define original content how? 100 Greatest Artists of 
Hard Rock? **

** **Great Country Classics?*

Well, I thought fer sure that my post entitled Classical Masterpieces 
would get a comment from Judy, since she seemed interested in opera and 
stuff, but it looks like I was mistaken about that. Judy did correct me 
on my typo about the QWERTY keyboard. Judy probably doesn't enjoy rock 
or country music, although, she did state that there are good examples 
of music in every music genre, in response to Ann's snark about people 
from Texas enjoying a Willie Nelson tune like On the Road Again.


Maybe Judy doesn't seem to like country music because Barry likes it. 
Hell, I thought everyone listened to 'A Prarie Home Companion' with 
Garrison Keillor on NPR. Go figure.


A Prairie Home Companion:
http://prairiehome.publicradio.org/

The only on-topic message posted by me that Judy commented in years was 
about the one where she once posted an inane comment about the TM 
mantras NOT being the nicknames of the Hindu personal gods, and then she 
even denied that she had posted that comment! I wonder if Judy has 
actually ever read any comments on Patanjali's Yoga Sutras? She one 
posted that she had read Eliade's Yoga: Immortality and Freedom. Go figure.


Madhusuudana's definition of dhaaraNaa:
http://groups.yahoo.com/FairfieldLife/364085/ 
http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/FairfieldLife/conversations/topics/364085





[FairfieldLife] RE: Brave New World

2013-12-28 Thread s3raphita
The Chinese sex-yoga thing also includes advice about avoiding orgasm (for 
both men and women, I understand). The idea being that the enlivening effect 
felt through the day more than compensates for the loss of a seconds long 
firework display. 
 They could be on to something but it sounds unnatural to me. Orgasm = guilty 
pleasure.
 

 Re the herbs: in this day of the internet I'd imagine you could locate the 
secret recipe used by your herbalist to the stars. A Google came up with the 
following Chinese aphrodisiac ingredient: goat penis. Let me know if that 
boosts your sex life.


Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Post Count Sat 28-Dec-13 00:15:02 UTC

2013-12-28 Thread Richard J. Williams

On 12/28/2013 7:51 AM, TurquoiseB wrote:

--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Share Long wrote:

 Steve, good points both about the amount of posts and original 
material. I amazed at how many good posts Richard creates. But he has 
been at this for a long time, is retired, etc. Nonetheless, he gives 
spiritual info and music info and humor and everyday stories complete 
with photos. And he's kind, saying that Judy and Ann and Emily are 
probably nice in person. I agree with you that he is Poster of the Year.


*/I think that's fair, but only if Judy gets voted Loser Of The Year

Think about it -- reduced to a gibbering, macro-using ego in total 
defensive mode -- and brought to this state by Richard and Share. It's 
her worst PR nightmare. /*
It's kind of sad in a way, when you think about it: reduced to a facile 
instrument for parody by Robin, Barry, Richard, and Share. It just 
doesn't get any better than this, folks!


Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Post Count Sat 28-Dec-13 00:15:02 UTC

2013-12-28 Thread Richard J. Williams

On 12/28/2013 8:41 AM, authfri...@yahoo.com wrote:
I think you and Richard and Steve and maybe even Barry should go start 
your own forum. That way you could just appreciate each other to death 
without annoying the rest of us with your trivia.
This is OUR forum, Ms Stein. You are the informant that's being 
annoying.  It would be a lot easier on everyone, if you would leave and 
go back to Google Groups - you already know how to log in over there, 
and so it would be easier on most of the folks over here, instead of 
having to learn a new system for posting. Who invited you here in the 
first place? This is a forum for TMers, not for ankle-biting posers. YOU 
are what we came over here to get AWAY from. Go figure.


Re: [FairfieldLife] Best News Bloopers in 2013

2013-12-28 Thread Share Long
Thanks, John, these are very fun. Well, except for the sort of violent ones. 
And why are there so many bloopers that involve references to sex?! Go figure!





On Friday, December 27, 2013 10:19 PM, jr_...@yahoo.com jr_...@yahoo.com 
wrote:
 
  
This is so hilarious!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OihpIHUYYU



[FairfieldLife] Re: Brave New World

2013-12-28 Thread TurquoiseB
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com,  wrote:

 The Chinese sex-yoga thing also includes advice about avoiding
orgasm (for both men and women, I understand). The idea being that the
enlivening effect felt through the day more than compensates for the
loss of a seconds long firework display.

Which Chinese sex-yoga tradition would that be? Sounds like myth to
me, based on an over-familiarity with more Indian, more repressed
traditions. Suffice it so say that such an idea would never have
occurred to the tonic herb masters. One cup of tea, and they'd have more
than replenished anything lost.  :-)

  They could be on to something but it sounds unnatural to me. Orgasm =
guilty pleasure.

In my opinion, the whole celibacy thing was invented by those with
serious Yang deficiencies (not to mention psychological deficiences),
and thus ill in both body and mind.

  Re the herbs: in this day of the internet I'd imagine you could
locate the secret recipe used by your herbalist to the stars. A Google
came up with the following Chinese aphrodisiac ingredient: goat penis.
Let me know if that boosts your sex life.0

*Not* one of the ingredients in the tea I sampled. Such things are
looked down upon by real tonic herb masters as much as they seem to be
by you. There *are*, however, herbal ingredients that actually cause the
effects wrongly attributed to such fads.





Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Post Count Sat 28-Dec-13 00:15:02 UTC

2013-12-28 Thread Richard J. Williams

On 12/28/2013 9:15 AM, awoelfleba...@yahoo.com wrote:


WILL SOMEBODY PLEASE GIVE ME SOME SPIRITUAL HELP! For Gawd's sake
- please help me!

What flavor of Jello might that be?



Rainbow colored.


And I told you before, Regardo, there is no Gawd.


THE HELL YOU SAY!!!


Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Post Count Sat 28-Dec-13 00:15:02 UTC

2013-12-28 Thread Share Long
Lawdy, Richard, such language! (-:





On Saturday, December 28, 2013 10:28 AM, Richard J. Williams 
pundits...@gmail.com wrote:
 
  
On 12/28/2013 9:15 AM, awoelfleba...@yahoo.com wrote:

WILL SOMEBODY PLEASE GIVE ME SOME SPIRITUAL HELP! For Gawd's sake - please help 
me!

What flavor of Jello might that be?
Rainbow colored.


And I told you before, Regardo, there is no Gawd.
THE HELL YOU SAY!!!



[FairfieldLife] RE: Brave New World

2013-12-28 Thread authfriend
 Re the herbs: in this day of the internet I'd imagine you could locate the 
secret recipe used by your herbalist to the stars. A Google came up with the 
following Chinese aphrodisiac ingredient: goat penis. Let me know if that 
boosts your sex life. 

 

 That is Barry's sex life. ;-)


[FairfieldLife] Re: Post Count Sat 28-Dec-13 00:15:02 UTC

2013-12-28 Thread awoelflebater


 

---In FairfieldLife@{{emailDomain}}, turquoiseb@... wrote:

 --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Richard J. Williams wrote:
 
 On 12/27/2013 10:41 PM, steve.sundur@... wrote:
  Is there really much difference between 150 posts a week and 250? I'm 
  not sure that there is. But if you want to keep score, I would bet 
  that more of Richard's posts deal with original content than what we 
  are seeing from you. Just say'n.
 
 It only takes me about two or three minutes to read all the daily 
 messages posted to FFL. I get mine in email using Thunderbird, so they 
 come in sequentially for easy reading when I check my other mail. If 
 you're like Barry and read in Message View, it takes only about ten 
 seconds. There's hardly anything, anywhere to read about what TMers 
 are doing these days and the comings and goings of TMers.

 Exactly. There is no here and now there. 

It's almost as if the people focusing on other people and their long-standing 
grudges against them so much that they don't have any lives of their own. 
Almost. 
 

 Dear Barry. You have and you hold grudges. You have one against me and one 
against Judy and I am pretty sure you have a few others. I can only see this as 
being ego-based. I don't care what you think of me and I don't care what Ricky 
or Sharon think of me because, so far, I don't respect any of you as thinking, 
feeling or courageous human beings. It's that simple. But there is not a post 
that goes by that I don't look for these characteristics that might make me 
feel differently. I have nothing to lose to start liking and respecting any of 
you, in fact, I probably have something to gain.








Re: [FairfieldLife] What Men Want to Do

2013-12-28 Thread Share Long
Another interesting article, Richard. It would be interesting though to know 
the average age of the respondents. I don't think my Dad would agree! he'll be 
86 at the end of February.





On Saturday, December 28, 2013 6:57 AM, Richard Williams pundits...@gmail.com 
wrote:
 
  
For a long time, women have fought -- and are still fighting -- to overcome 
gender roles and expectations. However, it's important to remember that rigid 
ideas about what men and women should or shouldn't do isn't just bad for 
women.


Read more:

'11 'Girly' Things Men Wish They Could Do Without Judgment'
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/reddit/


Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Brave New World

2013-12-28 Thread Bhairitu

On 12/27/2013 06:58 PM, s3raph...@yahoo.com wrote:


 ReThe problem with having sex for fun is that people will wind up 
doing it all the time.:


That's a problem?!? Isn't a much bigger problem the amount of sexual 
discontent and frustration in the world? Those 9-11 whack-jobs who 
suicided out using the World Trade Center hated women!




Perhaps you want to see swinger parties in the streets?  There are TM 
swinger groups but don't ask be to hook you up with them. :-D



Re Muktananda may have been right about the future of the human race.:

Well Mucky enjoyed having sex for fun with under-age girls. Is that 
his prediction for the future of humanity?




His prediction was that humans would shrink to the size of a rat and 
have sex all the time.  It's in one of his books.




The next step of this research will be to correct for genetic defects. 
Coming generations will consist of nothing but beautiful, intelligent, 
fulfilled people - as Huxley anticipated, only with hair that cascades 
back in slowmo like in the shampoo ads. Don't you feel  a twinge of envy?




No.  You should read Huxley's Brave New World Revisited or at least 
his opening of it.  The last time life was in balance (economically) was 
in the 1970s.  Then Raygun came along.









Re: [FairfieldLife] It's time for wind power to stand or fall on its own

2013-12-28 Thread Share Long
Thanks for the useful info, Richard. Wind turbines are big in Iowa because it 
is a very windy state and there's lots of open land for placing them. it would 
be cool if someone could figure out how to make them more scenic (-:





On Friday, December 27, 2013 10:00 PM, Richard J. Williams 
pundits...@gmail.com wrote:
 
  
The vast majority of research shows that wind turbines kill relatively few 
birds, at least compared with other man-made structures. Collisions with wind 
turbines account for about one-tenth of a percent of all unnatural bird deaths 
in the United States per year. And, of all bird deaths, 30 percent are due to 
natural causes, like baby birds falling from nests. 

Each year hundreds of millions of birds are killed by feral cats;
  power lines; windows; pesticides; automobiles; communication
  towers; while less than 10,000 - 40,000 birds are killed by wind
  turbines. According to what I've read, the scientific evidence
  shows that there is a negligible impacts on bird populations which
  pales in comparison to the hundreds of millions that die from
  flying into buildings.

Read more:

'Do Wind Turbines Need a Rethink?'
Smithsonian:
http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/

On 12/27/2013 5:03 PM, Mike Dixon wrote:

  
And they are killing hundreds of thousands of migrating birds, some 
endangered, threatened or highly protected, like Eagles, Bald and Golden. Most 
of these wind farms are located in major migratory flyways.



From: Richard J. Williams pundits...@gmail.com
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Friday, December 27, 2013 2:22 PM
Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] It's time for wind power to stand or fall on its 
own

  
On 12/27/2013 2:03 PM, wgm4u wrote:

The federal government should step aside and let the industry find its own 
niche in the market.
Most wind farms in the U.S. are private industry. According to what I've read, 
wind power in Texas consists of many wind farms with a total installed 
nameplate capacity of 12,212 MW from over 40 different projects. Texas produces 
the most wind power of any U.S. state. The expanding wind power market will 
help Texas meet its 2015 renewable energy goal of 5,000 new megawatts of power 
from renewable sources. It's a beautiful sight to see all those wind mills out 
by Dad's place near Abilene. Large wind farms consist of hundreds of 
individual wind turbines which are connected to the electric power transmission 
network. For new constructions, onshore wind is an inexpensive source of 
electricity, competitive with or in many places cheaper than fossil fuel 
plants. Wind power, as an alternative to fossil fuels, is plentiful, renewable, 
widely distributed, clean, produces no greenhouse gas emissions during 
operation and uses little
 land.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wind_power



[FairfieldLife] RE: Brave New World

2013-12-28 Thread s3raphita
Which Chinese sex-yoga tradition would that be? 
 From Wiki:
 Many Taoist practitioners link the loss of ejaculatory fluids to the loss of 
vital life force: where excessive fluid loss results in premature aging, 
disease, and general fatigue. While some Taoists contend that one should never 
ejaculate, others provide a specific formula to determine the maximum amount of 
regular ejaculations in order to maintain health. The general idea is to limit 
the loss of fluids as much as possible to the level of your desired practice. 
As these sexual practices were passed down over the centuries, some 
practitioners have given less importance to the limiting of ejaculation. 
Nevertheless, the retention of the semen is one of the foundational tenets of 
Taoist sexual practice.

 Treasuring the jing involved sending it up into the brain. In order to send 
the jing into the brain, the male had to refrain from ejaculation during sex. 
According to some Taoists, if this was done, the jing would travel up the spine 
and nourish the brain instead of leaving the body. 
 

 There's also this passage. If you believed the following you'd be well advised 
to keep it as part of the secret oral traditions!
 Some Ming Dynasty Taoists believed that one way for men to achieve longevity 
. . . is by having intercourse with young virgins. Taoist sexual books 
recommended sex with pre-menstruating virgins. Zhao Liangpi concludes that the 
ideal is a virgin just under 14 years of age and women older than 18 should be 
avoided.



Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Brave New World

2013-12-28 Thread Bhairitu

On 12/28/2013 05:22 AM, TurquoiseB wrote:


--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Share Long wrote:

 Seraph, some wise and ancient cultures also recognized that sex 
could be used to improve health and even to become enlightened. I 
guess karma determines whether one is born into a sex is bad culture 
or a sex is good culture!


*/For both s3raphita and Share, I know of at least one wise and 
ancient culture that believes that not only is sex healthy for you, 
the desire for it is a sure indicator of ill health.


I'm speaking about the study of the Chinese tonic herbs. Do not 
confuse tonic herbs with the larger study of herbology. There are over 
10,000 beneficial herbs known in the Chinese canon, but most of them 
are used to correct something specifically. For example, if you have 
high blood pressure, drink a certain herb tea. Your blood pressure 
will go down, but if you *keep* drinking the tea after it returns to 
normal, it will *keep* going down.


The tonic herbs have a different nature. Thousands of years of 
observation (and seeing, if you believe in such things) have 
identified a few herbs that seem to be all about balance. Drink a 
tonic herb tea and your blood pressure will return to normal if you 
have high blood pressure, and the same thing will happen if you have 
low blood pressure. The tonic herbs are taken to bring one's body, 
mind, and spirit into greater harmony. The curing of what ails ya is 
just the side effect. That's the theory, anyway. I have some faith in 
it, having experienced the effects that a regimen of tonic herbs did 
for me once, back when I had greater access to them.


Anyway, the noted Chinese tonic herbalists in history are known for 
their longevity. Life spans of 100+ are more common than rare. And 
these guys and gals are sexual right to the very end. Some of the male 
herbal masters father children in their 90s or 100s.


When you are being examined by a tonic herb master, it's not all 
physical. Yes, they take pulse readings, as I understand some 
Ayurvedic physicians do. But they also take note of subtle body 
language (How do you walk? Are your shoulders slumped or not?), and 
they ask you questions about your mental state. What kinds of things 
does your mind tend to focus on? (Frequent thoughts of death are a big 
indicator of serious Yang deficiency and the possibility of actual 
death) And they ask about sex. Not only Are you gettin' any?, but 
the more important from their point of view, Are you even *thinking* 
about gettin' any? If the answer to the latter question is No, from 
the point of view of Chinese tonic herbalism, the person saying it is 
in ill health.


Anyway, back when I was taking such herbs regularly, I was able to do 
so because my best friend worked as an apprentice to one of the most 
famous Western practitioners of tonic herbalism. People from Asia 
would fly over to L.A. to consult with him, that's how famous he was. 
And his clientele contained a fair sample of the truly famous, as 
well. The Stones won't go on tour without a supply of his teas for 
everyone associated with the tour. Everyone, including the roadies. 
It's because they've found that the herbs tend to keep people well, 
and avoid absences due to colds or flue that could jeopardize the 
tour. The glitterati of L.A. used to flock to his home/shop to get 
special teas to improve their health, appearance, and...back to the 
subject of this thread...to enhance their sexual experience.


The herbalist in question sold aphrodiasics that are as close as I've 
ever encountered in this lifetime to the real thing. I watched one 
Hollywood starlet have an orgasm while sitting at the tea bar after 
drinking her tea. Right out of When Harry Met Sally, except that it 
was L.A. and no one noticed. :-) Men also came calling, naturally, 
seeking teas to improve both their potency and their sexual experience 
or their perceived virility onscreen or onstage.


I will not reveal any of their names other than the one who has 
granted permission to use it. Billy Idol has been a customer for 
years, because he feels that the teas enhance his...uh...stage 
presence. My friend was brewing up a batch of Billy's special tea one 
day, and wound up with extra. He offered the last remaining cup in 
the pot to me. Being an ex-hippie and thus up for anything, I drank 
it. And thus I got to learn a great deal about that phrase up for 
anything. I had to walk around with a woodie for two days. It was 
like being back in high school, but without a notebook to hold in 
front of you to disguise things.  :-)

/*



/*So your  favorite brew was Horny Goat? :-D

Ayurvedic practitioners take into account many of the same things.  Try 
a little Ashwaganda if you're not feeling frisky enough.


In fact some practitioners believe that Yin and Yang correlate to Kapha 
and Pitta while Vata is more of an emotional state.  Chinese medicine 
can be a bit less confusing than ayurveda and simpler to follow.  For 

[FairfieldLife] Re: Brave New World

2013-12-28 Thread TurquoiseB
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com,  wrote:

 Which Chinese sex-yoga tradition would that be?
  From Wiki:
  Many Taoist practitioners link the loss of ejaculatory fluids to the
loss of vital life force: where excessive fluid loss results in
premature aging, disease, and general fatigue. While some Taoists
contend that one should never ejaculate, others provide a specific
formula to determine the maximum amount of regular ejaculations in order
to maintain health. The general idea is to limit the loss of fluids as
much as possible to the level of your desired practice. As these sexual
practices were passed down over the centuries, some practitioners have
given less importance to the limiting of ejaculation. Nevertheless, the
retention of the semen is one of the foundational tenets of Taoist
sexual practice.

  Treasuring the jing involved sending it up into the brain. In order
to send the jing into the brain, the male had to refrain from
ejaculation during sex. According to some Taoists, if this was done, the
jing would travel up the spine and nourish the brain instead of leaving
the body.

This would be the opposite of anything I ever heard from any of the real
tonic herbalists I met. I suspect that in this case Wikipedia has
achieved the lowest-common-denominator, frog-in-a-blender reportage it's
famous for. :-)

What do Christians believe about celibacy? The answer would depend on
whether you asked Protestants or Catholics, yes? That's just two sects
of a supposed religion. Taoism has thousands of sects.







Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Brave New World

2013-12-28 Thread Share Long
The Tao of Sexology by Dr. Stephen Chang is a source of good info about all 
this. Among other topics he discusses which parts of the vagina and penis have 
meridian points associated with the different organ systems. Also which coital 
positions are most beneficial for which particular ailments. Really a blessing 
to have such knowledge as one ages. Not that anyone on FFL needs any of this 
info (-: 





On Saturday, December 28, 2013 11:03 AM, TurquoiseB turquoi...@yahoo.com 
wrote:
 
  
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com,  wrote:

 Which Chinese sex-yoga tradition would that be? 
  From Wiki: 
  Many Taoist practitioners link the loss of ejaculatory fluids to the loss 
 of vital life force: where excessive fluid loss results in premature aging, 
 disease, and general fatigue. While some Taoists contend that one should 
 never ejaculate, others provide a specific formula to determine the maximum 
 amount of regular ejaculations in order to maintain health. The general idea 
 is to limit the loss of fluids as much as possible to the level of your 
 desired practice. As these sexual practices were passed down over the 
 centuries, some practitioners have given less importance to the limiting of 
 ejaculation. Nevertheless, the retention of the semen is one of the 
 foundational tenets of Taoist sexual practice. 
 
  Treasuring the jing involved sending it up into the brain. In order to send 
 the jing into the brain, the male had to refrain from ejaculation during sex. 
 According to some Taoists, if this was done, the jing would travel up the 
 spine and nourish the brain instead of leaving the body. 

This would be the opposite of anything I ever heard from any of the real tonic 
herbalists I met. I suspect that in this case Wikipedia has achieved the 
lowest-common-denominator, frog-in-a-blender reportage it's famous for. :-)

What do Christians believe about celibacy? The answer would depend on whether 
you asked Protestants or Catholics, yes? That's just two sects of a supposed 
religion. Taoism has thousands of sects. 







Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Five, six, and seven for Feste

2013-12-28 Thread Share Long
If this was to me, emptybill, thank you.
beautiful photo of monks on a waterfall!
http://i.imgur.com/xqhqDY2.jpg





On Saturday, December 28, 2013 9:19 AM, emptyb...@yahoo.com 
emptyb...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
  
In general I don't reply to the psucho-nuts.
I basically don't care what they say to me or say about me.
That is because they lack standing. 

I am not alone is consigning them to the class of people who are willfully 
engaged at being outraged. 


My advise is to realize that your need to be seen in a proper way is a 
weakness. People's attitudes change over time - sometimes 180 degrees. Abandon 
that need and you can communicate as you wish without concern for anyone else. 

If you want to clarify something then do so but rest in the understanding that 
the hateful, malevolent thoughts they express are a form of violence you don't 
need to be involved in dealing with to protect yourself. 


Sorry for the clunky syntax. Gotta run.



[FairfieldLife] RE: Five, six, and seven for Feste

2013-12-28 Thread emptybill
Wasn't sent by me but it is a nice picture. 

Probably this staged photo was part of a $ deal 
with the money going to the monastery. However
since they seem to be Tibetan monks they proly
kept the $ for themselves. Why else risk falling?

[FairfieldLife] RE: Five, six, and seven for Feste

2013-12-28 Thread authfriend
You know, empty, in some cases when someone tells a malicious lie about you and 
you refute it, it's not about your need to be seen in a certain way but rather 
about exposing the malice of the liar. And the liars who try to suggest the 
former (e.g., Barry) are the ones who don't want to be seen a certain way
 

 

 

 In general I don't reply to the psucho-nuts.
 I basically don't care what they say to me or say about me.
 That is because they lack standing. 

 I am not alone is consigning them to the class of people who are willfully 
engaged at being outraged. 

 

 My advise is to realize that your need to be seen in a proper way is a 
weakness. People's attitudes change over time - sometimes 180 degrees. Abandon 
that need and you can communicate as you wish without concern for anyone else. 
 

 If you want to clarify something then do so but rest in the understanding that 
the hateful, malevolent thoughts they express are a form of violence you don't 
need to be involved in dealing with to protect yourself. 

 

 Sorry for the clunky syntax. Gotta run.





Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Five, six, and seven for Feste

2013-12-28 Thread Share Long
Emptybill, I sent the photo as a thanks for what you had posted about not 
posting (-:
Ok, here's another foetoe: http://i.imgur.com/hH79fKX.jpg




On Saturday, December 28, 2013 11:38 AM, emptyb...@yahoo.com 
emptyb...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
  
Wasn't sent by me but it is a nice picture. 

Probably this staged photo was part of a $ deal 
with the money going to the monastery. However
since they seem to be Tibetan monks they proly
kept the $ for themselves. Why else risk falling?


[FairfieldLife] RE: Part 1- Vedic Sound and Brain Wave Coherence

2013-12-28 Thread emptybill
I find the inevitable sing-song TM mode of speaking to be difficult to 

 listen to for very long. It sounds so TM-robotic in presentation that I 
cringe. Apparently I've been out of the kool-aid loop too long.  



Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Revelation and Conversion

2013-12-28 Thread bobpriced


 

---In FairfieldLife@{{emailDomain}}, sharelong60@... wrote:

 Richard, you are just a really nice guy! Anyway, I hope you're noticing that 
Bob is often putting little comments along with his links now as you requested. 
I admit I'm still not opening those links because I still don't get his sense 
of humor. But I'm sure it's good. Bob's your uncle!
 

 *Bob's your uncle* is a phrase my British SO of 15 years taught me. It means 
something like: and there you have it or that's that! In Iowa City there's a 
local pizza chain called Bob's Your Uncle. Cute!
 

 Like if your were teaching someone how to create a macro, at the very end 
instead of saying *and there you have it* you'd say: Bob's your uncle!
 

 I hope I got that right (-:

 
 
 On Friday, December 27, 2013 10:48 AM, Richard J. Williams punditster@... 
wrote:
 
   
 It looks like Judy really took me seriously. LoL!
 
 Seriously, folks, I should have just kept my pile hole shut about Robin since 
he's no longer here, but I couldn't resist. My apologies to Robin who is not 
here to defend himself. But, Ann and Judy aren't doing a very good job of 
taking up for Robin. So, in his defense, I'd like to say that it was 
interesting reading all his posted messages. Compared to the usual Judy 
macros and one-liners  posted here y Ann, Robin seemed to have something he 
wanted to communicate to us. Some people do feel better when they have someone 
to talk to. So, Robin if you're reading this, it's nothing personal. Thanks for 
taking the time to post here. Seriously.
 
 On 12/27/2013 9:29 AM, authfriend@... mailto:authfriend@... wrote:
 
 As Richard himself admitted in post #368186, nothing he says is to be taken 
seriously. 
 
 
  Ann seems to be quite gullible when it comes to coming under the spell of 
manipulators like Robin and Judy. Apparently she takes Robin very seriously - 
maybe Ann is still under some kind of trance-induction state. Most people get 
over such mind manipulation in a few months - for others it takes years. Ann 
seems to have come to this forum because Robin was posting here, but he's gone 
now, so it looks like Ann's new mind control leader is Judy. From what I've 
read here, it looks like Ann and Judy both came under Robin's spell - he 
manipulated them like a master. Go figure. 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 




 
 
 
 






Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Revelation and Conversion

2013-12-28 Thread bobpriced


 

---In FairfieldLife@{{emailDomain}}, sharelong60@... wrote:

 Richard, you are just a really nice guy! Anyway, I hope you're noticing that 
Bob is often putting little comments along with his links now as you requested. 
I admit I'm still not opening those links because I still don't get his sense 
of humor. But I'm sure it's good. Bob's your uncle!
 

 *Bob's your uncle* is a phrase my British SO of 15 years taught me. It means 
something like: and there you have it or that's that! In Iowa City there's a 
local pizza chain called Bob's Your Uncle. Cute!
 

 Like if your were teaching someone how to create a macro, at the very end 
instead of saying *and there you have it* you'd say: Bob's your uncle!
 

 I hope I got that right (-:

 

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHkoQig6vSY 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHkoQig6vSY

 
 
 On Friday, December 27, 2013 10:48 AM, Richard J. Williams punditster@... 
wrote:
 
   
 It looks like Judy really took me seriously. LoL!
 
 Seriously, folks, I should have just kept my pile hole shut about Robin since 
he's no longer here, but I couldn't resist. My apologies to Robin who is not 
here to defend himself. But, Ann and Judy aren't doing a very good job of 
taking up for Robin. So, in his defense, I'd like to say that it was 
interesting reading all his posted messages. Compared to the usual Judy 
macros and one-liners  posted here y Ann, Robin seemed to have something he 
wanted to communicate to us. Some people do feel better when they have someone 
to talk to. So, Robin if you're reading this, it's nothing personal. Thanks for 
taking the time to post here. Seriously.
 
 On 12/27/2013 9:29 AM, authfriend@... mailto:authfriend@... wrote:
 
 As Richard himself admitted in post #368186, nothing he says is to be taken 
seriously. 
 
 
  Ann seems to be quite gullible when it comes to coming under the spell of 
manipulators like Robin and Judy. Apparently she takes Robin very seriously - 
maybe Ann is still under some kind of trance-induction state. Most people get 
over such mind manipulation in a few months - for others it takes years. Ann 
seems to have come to this forum because Robin was posting here, but he's gone 
now, so it looks like Ann's new mind control leader is Judy. From what I've 
read here, it looks like Ann and Judy both came under Robin's spell - he 
manipulated them like a master. Go figure. 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 




 
 
 
 






Re: [FairfieldLife] When Barry Met Richard

2013-12-28 Thread bobpriced


 

---In FairfieldLife@{{emailDomain}}, punditster@... wrote:

 On 12/26/2013 11:52 AM, bobpriced@... mailto:bobpriced@... wrote:
 
 they both believe their PCs' are desirable substitutes for companions with 
heartbeats What do ya wanna to do? Wanna be hackers? Cold crackers? Slackers? 
Wastin' time with all the chat-room yakkers; nine to five chillin' at Hewlet 
Packard. Wanna run with my crew, huh? Through cyber space and crunch numbers 
like I do. They call me the king of the spreadsheets; got 'em all printed out 
on my bedsheets. 
 
 My new computer's got the clocks; it rocks. But it was obsolete before I 
opened the box. You say you've had your desktop for over a week? Throw that 
junk away, man, it's an antique. Your laptop is a month old? Well, that's 
great, if you can use a nice, heavy, paper-weight. My digital media is write 
protected, every volumn inspected, no viruses detected. I beta-tested every 
operatin' system, gave ops to some, on others I dised 'em. 
 
 While your computers crashin', mine's multi-taskin'. Got a flat screen 
monitor, forty inches wide; I believe your's says etch-a-sketch on the side. In 
a 32-bit world, you're a two bit user; you've got your own newsgroup - all 
total losers. You're motherboard melts, when you try to send a fax; where'd you 
get that CPU? In a box of Cracker Jacks?
 
 What do ya wanna to do? Wanna be hackers? Cold crackers? Slackers? Wastin' 
time with all the chat-room yakkers; nine to five chillin' at Hewlet Packard. 
What?
 
 'Its All About the Pentiums'
 by Weird Al Yankovich
 From the CD 'Running With Scissors'
 http://youtu.be/qpMvS1Q1sos http://youtu.be/qpMvS1Q1sos
 
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuKwpkUNNrA 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuKwpkUNNrA
 



Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Posting Limits

2013-12-28 Thread bobpriced


 

---In FairfieldLife@{{emailDomain}}, punditster@... wrote:

 On 12/27/2013 11:44 AM, bobpriced@... mailto:bobpriced@... wrote:
 
 Richard Macro (#39)
  
 How's the book coming?
 You've been reading it, Bob, or maybe not. Go figure.
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bbv5B71KmkA 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bbv5B71KmkA
 



Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Revelation and Conversion

2013-12-28 Thread bobpriced


 

---In FairfieldLife@{{emailDomain}}, punditster@... wrote:

 On 12/27/2013 11:32 AM, bobpriced@... mailto:bobpriced@... wrote:
 
 Have you consulted council about legal jeopardy you could face for copyright 
infringement with your vanity publishing project; FYI:
 
 Fair use is a limitation and exception to the exclusive right granted by 
copyright law to the author of a creative work. In the United States copyright 
law, fair use is a doctrine that permits limited use of copyrighted material 
without acquiring permission from the rights holders. Examples of fair use 
include commentary, search engines, criticism, parody, news reporting, 
research, teaching, library archiving and scholarship.
 
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_use
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yX8dGtyhSHk 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yX8dGtyhSHk
 
 



[FairfieldLife] RE: Post Count Sat 28-Dec-13 00:15:02 UTC

2013-12-28 Thread bobpriced


 

---In FairfieldLife@{{emailDomain}}, steve.sundur@... wrote:

 Is there really much difference between 150 posts a week and 250?  I'm not 
sure that there is.  But if you want to keep score, I would bet that more of 
Richard's posts deal with original content than what we are seeing from you.  
Just say'n.
 

 Steve,
 

 Thank you for the link to your travel images, I enjoy reading about your trips 
with your family. As I've mentioned in the past, I also enjoy your humour and 
wish you'd post more.
 

 
 Could you expand a little on your statement about Richard, I'd like to know 
more about what you've learned from his original content.




[FairfieldLife] RE: Post Count Sat 28-Dec-13 00:15:02 UTC

2013-12-28 Thread authfriend
Bob, don't give up on me--I want to watch some of the videos you've posted for 
me before responding to our latest round, but I haven't had time to do that 
yet. I'm hoping I can manage it this evening.
 

 In the meantime, I'm enjoying your other posts very much. ;-)


[FairfieldLife] Palm leaves are still out there doing their job.

2013-12-28 Thread Duveyoung

http://www.reddit.com/r/conspiracy/comments/1tvy25/palm_leaf_library_that_tells_the_future_predicts/
 
http://www.reddit.com/r/conspiracy/comments/1tvy25/palm_leaf_library_that_tells_the_future_predicts/

[FairfieldLife] MGF Chat 24 December 2013 – A message from Raja Luis on Christmas Eve

2013-12-28 Thread Dick Mays
Forwarded from: Maharishi's Global Family Chat m...@maharishi.net
Subject: [Update] MGF Chat 24 December 2013 – A message from Raja Luis on 
Christmas Eve
Date: December 28, 2013 11:15:46 AM CST
To: Richard Mays dickm...@lisco.com

 

Maharishi’s Global Family Chat
24 December 2013
Video archives |Summary online

A message from Raja Luis on Christmas Eve 
‘a time of warmth in the hearts of so many around world’ 
Raja Luis gave a thrilling roundup of news from a number of countries in Latin 
America.

Mexico reaches a new stage in the creation of invincibility and world peace. 
A New York Times article reflects the enormous changes taking place in Ciudade 
Juarez, Mexico, which used to be the murder capital. Now there are so many 
positive tendencies, but the government and police still don’t know what is 
going on, what is causing the change.

CLICK to read the article.



Raja Luis said, We see this as a gift from Maharishi – even under the most 
difficult conditions, a small part of the population functioning from the 
unified field of consciousness, and all that was not possible starts to happen. 
There is a new breath in every part of the city and the population. This 
influence comes with the expansion of projects in Mexico. Oaxaca has reached a 
new stage with everyone around the world helping us. We are now almost in a 
position to have 24,000 Yogic Flyers in a stable situation, which will have a 
very great influence around the world.

The feeling of this year is that many places where there were toxic influences 
have changed completely and become nectar. It is the same with Father Mejia, 
who takes young people from the most difficult situations in life, and they not 
only become happy themselves, but they also become centres of positive 
transformation for their cities and country. It is a real experience of 
fullness of life for everyone.

Caribbean
In Curacao, which Dr Morris visited recently, the University of Latin America 
and the Caribbean has been launched. Drs Alarik and Cynthia Arenander gave a 
course for many people, and in this year of cardiovascular health and the 
American Heart Association’s official statement on the effectiveness of 
Transcendental Meditation, the Minister of Health of Curacao has inaugurated a 
programme for prevention of disease that includes Transcendental Meditation.



Monte Alban 
One year ago we were celebrating with the 9,000 Yogic Flyers, wondering what 
would happen, and what has happened is that 9,000 became 24,000!



Andean countries
Raja Luis expressed deep gratitude to all the army leaders giving a chance for 
invincibility, which is also the message of Christmas. Invincibility is new 
knowledge for the army, learning transcending and Yogic Flying, and becoming a 
profession to protect society through invincibility.

This year saw the increase of Maharishi’s programmes in schools, the army, 
navy, and air force, especially the education units of mainly the Andean 
countries such as Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Venezuela and Colombia.




Meditating groups in Ecuador

Brazil
Next year Brazil will be the centre of world attention for the World Cup and 
other events. Raja Luis expressed deepest congratulations to Joan Roura, Sara 
Ponde and others who have developed a number of programmes including the very 
large number of public schools where Transcendental Meditation teachers have 
the right to remuneration and funding. On top of that comes the precious news 
of Joan Roura working with Raja Michael and establishing a research programme 
for 3,500 school students in Rio, which will be enough Yogic Flyers for the 
population of Brazil. There was a need for funding, which was presented to 
President Dilma of Brazil, who in turn presented it to the appropriate 
Minister, and it was approved.

In the army and military police 5,000, then 7,000, and then 11,000 officers are 
to be trained. 
The Sao Paolo Invincibility Centre is one of those teaching most per month, and 
the Meditators and Sidhas have come out to support all the work necessary for 
the next year to be successful as Brazil is the centre of attention, and take 
Brazil to new level of invincibility and leadership in the world.


Conference Call with Raja Luis in Brazil’s Invincibility Centers


TM-Sidhi Group Graduation Ceremony in Sao Paulo

Peru, Puno
Collegio Prescott was the first school to start our programme many years ago, 
and now it wants to be a Maharishi School. It is in Puno, at almost 4,000m 
altitude, near Lake Titicaca. Peru has grown a lot this year as the Yogic 
Flying programme is consolidating more and more. Peru is now second in economic 
development in Latin America, most of those who were in poverty have come out, 
and unemployment has reduced. How precious this programme is – such wonderful 
things it can do. Congratulations to those creating this effect, teaching 
Maharishi’s programmes.

National Director Javier Ortiz Cabrejos with the group in Puno, Peru

Argentina
There 

[FairfieldLife] Re: Palm leaves are still out there doing their job.

2013-12-28 Thread TurquoiseB

Which is, as it has always been, converting light energy to chemical
energy via photosynthesis so that palm trees can take advantage of it.
Any other uses for them are a human invention, and not worth the palm
leaves they are printed on. :-)





[FairfieldLife] RE: Post Count Sat 28-Dec-13 00:15:02 UTC

2013-12-28 Thread bobpriced


 

---In FairfieldLife@{{emailDomain}}, authfriend@... wrote:

 Bob, don't give up on me--I want to watch some of the videos you've posted for 
me before responding to our latest round, but I haven't had time to do that 
yet. I'm hoping I can manage it this evening.
 

 
 Thanks Judy, I'm looking forward to your response. 
 

 In the meantime, I'm enjoying your other posts very much. ;-)

 

 You'll notice I shamelessly appropriated your Uriah Heep observation, IMO - 
the most astute observation of the year (possibly the decade). Smile. 

 

 

 





Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Post Count Sat 28-Dec-13 00:15:02 UTC

2013-12-28 Thread Richard J. Williams

On 12/28/2013 10:36 AM, awoelfleba...@yahoo.com wrote:
*/It's almost as if the people focusing on other people and their 
long-standing grudges against them so much that they don't have any 
lives of their own. Almost. /*

*/
/*
* I don't respect any of you as thinking, feeling or courageous human 
beings. It's that simple.

*
Look, Ann, we got rid of your cult leader a long time ago and we don't 
need you to take up the slack for Judy - it's old news about Barry. All 
we're concerned about now is what any of us are doing to make this group 
a better place to discuss the mechanics of consciousness. I'll be saying 
the same thing to Judy: thanks for all your help - but we're grown up 
now and don't need any baby sitters anymore to tell us what to do. Your 
whole reason for being here is finished - all you're doing now is being 
a pest and trying to block the free flow of information.


[FairfieldLife] Re: Palm leaves are still out there doing their job.

2013-12-28 Thread authfriend
  Which is, as it has always been, converting light energy to chemical energy 
via photosynthesis so that palm trees can take advantage of it. 

 

 Probably not after they're no longer on the tree...
 

  Any other uses for them are a human invention, and not worth the palm 
  leaves they are printed on. :-) 
 

 Sure would have been nice to have had that prediction about 9/11, though.






[FairfieldLife] RE: Best News Bloopers in 2013

2013-12-28 Thread jr_esq
Share,
 

 That's probably what people think about most of the time.  :)


Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Brave New World

2013-12-28 Thread Richard J. Williams

On 12/28/2013 10:36 AM, authfri...@yahoo.com wrote:


 Re the herbs: in this day of the internet I'd imagine you could 
locate the secret recipe used by your herbalist to the stars. A Google 
came up with the following Chinese aphrodisiac ingredient: goat penis. 
Let me know if that boosts your sex life. 



That /is/ Barry's sex life. ;-)

In the old days, this remark might have sounded impressive. But, at some 
point you have to consider your target audience, Judy.


The consensus around here now seems to be in the TMers favor. Times 
change, and now that we have hardly any anti-Tmers to contend with - it 
may be that you've served your purpose on this discussion group. You did 
a fine job in the old days, but these days you're just not adding much 
to the conversation.


We've almost run out of things to talk about and the things we do talk 
about you don't seem to be at all interested in. Robin, Curtis, and Vaj 
are all long gone, so it's not as if there was much for you to do around 
here anymore - just a little cleanup is all it's going to take to sort 
out MJ and Ann.


Maybe it's time for you to take break from posting, then in a year or 
two, return here when you've got something interesting to post or a 
cogent comment to make - at present you seem to have neither. How long 
do think you can go on posting one-line macros that consist of mean and 
snarky remarks about the TMers here? It's almost like you've become an 
anti-TMer yourself in your old age. Go figure.


Re: [FairfieldLife] It's time for wind power to stand or fall on its own

2013-12-28 Thread Richard J. Williams
On 12/28/2013 10:36 AM, Share Long wrote:
 Thanks for the useful info, Richard. Wind turbines are big in Iowa 
 because it is a very windy state and there's lots of open land for 
 placing them. it would be cool if someone could figure out how to make 
 them more scenic (-:
What you have to do Share, is a turning about in the seat of your 
consciousness. Every time you see that big wind mill turning in the sky, 
just think of it as a degree towards total U.S. energy independence. We 
are 70% there already, and with clean coal technology, the Bakken and 
Eagle Ford shale, and some nuclear energy, we won't have to send our 
boys and girls over to the Middle East anymore. So, every time that 
blade turns, think of it a an American life saved. When you do that, a 
wind farm looks like a very beautiful sight!


Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Five, six, and seven for Feste

2013-12-28 Thread Richard J. Williams

On 12/28/2013 11:42 AM, authfri...@yahoo.com wrote:
*You know, empty, in some cases when someone tells a malicious lie 
about you and you refute it, it's not about your need to be seen in a 
certain way but rather about exposing the malice of the liar. And the 
liars who try to suggest the former (e.g., Barry) are the ones who 
don't want to be seen a certain way*
A parody can be untrue if you interpret it that way, and sometimes irony 
can be seen as a lie. It's all in the mind of the beholder. You might 
disagree with someone's opinion, and that's your right, but it is wrong 
of you to think of somebody's opinion as malicious, even if you think it 
was directed at you. It's probably not at all healthy for you to remain 
in this state - you're not going to resolve a dispute by posting to a 
chat room - many times you are just going to make thinks worse. That's 
what I think.


Re: [FairfieldLife] When Barry Met Richard

2013-12-28 Thread Richard J. Williams

On 12/28/2013 12:18 PM, bobpri...@yahoo.com wrote:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuKwpkUNNrA


I already told you, Bob, I'm not gay.


Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Posting Limits

2013-12-28 Thread Richard J. Williams

On 12/28/2013 12:22 PM, bobpri...@yahoo.com wrote:

/Richard Macro (#39)/


//

/How's the book coming?/


You've been reading it, Bob, or maybe not. Go figure.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bbv5B71KmkA



You are supposed to read the messages here BEFORE you post your comment, 
Bob.


Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Revelation and Conversion

2013-12-28 Thread Richard J. Williams

On 12/28/2013 12:29 PM, bobpri...@yahoo.com wrote:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yX8dGtyhSHk

This is supposed to be a family oriented forum, Bob. If you want to get 
immediately banned, I wouldn't post any links to pornography. Rick and 
Alex have a zero tolerance for posting porn or links to porn of any 
kind. So, be warned.


Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Post Count Sat 28-Dec-13 00:15:02 UTC

2013-12-28 Thread Richard J. Williams

On 12/28/2013 12:52 PM, authfri...@yahoo.com wrote:
*Bob, don't give up on me--I want to watch some of the videos you've 
posted for me before responding to our latest round, but I haven't had 
time to do that yet. I'm hoping I can manage it this evening.*
I think this may be considered pandering on news forums. Without a short 
description of the content of the link, you might want to think twice 
about clicking on it. It's considered to be bad form to just post a link 
without making a single comment on what the link is about. But, you 
already knew this.


[FairfieldLife] RE: Five, six, and seven for Feste

2013-12-28 Thread emptybill
Better than a painting is this:
 

 
 http://www.700mountains.org/2012/08/the-divine-meteora-of-greece/ 
http://www.700mountains.org/2012/08/the-divine-meteora-of-greece/


Re: [FairfieldLife] Palm leaves are still out there doing their job.

2013-12-28 Thread Richard J. Williams

On 12/28/2013 1:05 PM, Duveyoung wrote:

http://www.reddit.com/r/conspiracy/comments/1tvy25/palm_leaf_library_that_tells_the_future_predicts/
Thanks for the link, Ed, but I don't participate or read anything on 
Reddit anymore - it's too rough over there for me and I don't get any 
pleasure out of watching people smear each other anymore. I get enough 
of that here on FFL. Maybe if you would post some comments of your own I 
might make an exception, but I doubt it.


[FairfieldLife] HSN!

2013-12-28 Thread cardemaister

https://www.facebook.com/HaarpStatusNetwork


[FairfieldLife] TM -- like falling in love!?

2013-12-28 Thread cardemaister
http://www.tm.org/blog/yoga/power-of-yoga-and-transcendence/ 
http://www.tm.org/blog/yoga/power-of-yoga-and-transcendence/


Q: When did you learn the TM technique?

Ian: I learned TM in college in 1994. It was a high-pressure environment, and 
TM helped me focus, discover what I really loved to study, and dramatically 
improved my health.

Jenny: I learned TM in 2007. I had wanted to meditate ever since I started 
yoga. I felt like something was missing in my practice. I tried so many 
different types of meditation, but I always felt restless, always looking at my 
watch, very antsy. It was very frustrating to me that I wasn’t able to meditate.

When I met Ian, he told me that the TM technique was easy, but I didn’t believe 
him. Then one day I met a TM teacher, and I felt so calm just being in her 
presence that I sensed TM could also bring that experience for me.

The moment I learned TM it was like falling in love. I felt like I had been a 
seeker before, and suddenly I was a knower. I was so grateful for that 
experience of transcending, after looking so long for a deeper experience of 
consciousness.
- See more at: 
http://www.tm.org/blog/yoga/power-of-yoga-and-transcendence/#sthash.zkNVJh5s.dpuf

Re: [FairfieldLife] When Barry Met Richard

2013-12-28 Thread bobpriced


 

---In FairfieldLife@{{emailDomain}}, punditster@... wrote:

 On 12/28/2013 12:18 PM, bobpriced@... mailto:bobpriced@... wrote:
 
 
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuKwpkUNNrA 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuKwpkUNNrA 
 I already told you, Bob, I'm not gay.
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9cTQ1ZRdbw 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9cTQ1ZRdbw
 



Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Posting Limits

2013-12-28 Thread bobpriced


 

---In FairfieldLife@{{emailDomain}}, punditster@... wrote:

 On 12/28/2013 12:22 PM, bobpriced@... mailto:bobpriced@... wrote:
 
   Richard Macro (#39)  
 How's the book coming?
 You've been reading it, Bob, or maybe not. Go figure.
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bbv5B71KmkA 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bbv5B71KmkA
 
 
 
 
 You are supposed to read the messages here BEFORE you post your comment, Bob.
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsXKT5RhJf8 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsXKT5RhJf8
 
 



Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Revelation and Conversion

2013-12-28 Thread bobpriced


 

---In FairfieldLife@{{emailDomain}}, punditster@... wrote:

 On 12/28/2013 12:29 PM, bobpriced@... mailto:bobpriced@... wrote:
 
 
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yX8dGtyhSHk 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yX8dGtyhSHk This is supposed to be a family 
oriented forum, Bob. If you want to get immediately banned, I wouldn't post any 
links to pornography. Rick and Alex have a zero tolerance for posting porn or 
links to porn of any kind. So, be warned.
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHs2coAzLJ8 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHs2coAzLJ8
 



[FairfieldLife] Ten People, Groups, and Countries Thrown Under Obama#39;s Bus in 2013

2013-12-28 Thread emptybill
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/12/27/Ten-People-Groups-and-Countries-Thrown-Under-Obamas-Bus-in-2013
 
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/12/27/Ten-People-Groups-and-Countries-Thrown-Under-Obamas-Bus-in-2013


Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Post Count Sat 28-Dec-13 00:15:02 UTC

2013-12-28 Thread bobpriced


 

---In FairfieldLife@{{emailDomain}}, punditster@... wrote:

 On 12/28/2013 12:52 PM, authfriend@... mailto:authfriend@... wrote:
 
 Bob, don't give up on me--I want to watch some of the videos you've posted for 
me before responding to our latest round, but I haven't had time to do that 
yet. I'm hoping I can manage it this evening. I think this may be considered 
pandering on news forums. Without a short description of the content of the 
link, you might want to think twice about clicking on it. It's considered to be 
bad form to just post a link without making a single comment on what the link 
is about. But, you already knew this.
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Odd8Zdhuj9o 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Odd8Zdhuj9o
 



Re: [FairfieldLife] Palm leaves are still out there doing their job.

2013-12-28 Thread Bhairitu
Upheaval this coming year in the US is very likely because all they did 
in 2008 was slap a band aid on the economic problem.  The wound now has 
festered and little or nothing can be done to fix it.  People are going 
to be screwed and more forced into poverty while that tiny, tiny 
percentage of rich punks make out like bandits (I think we should do 
something about that).


There are books of some of the Palm horoscopes.  What I noted was there 
is no ascendant so it is pretty much planetary significations.  However 
one that pretty much had my planetary configuration did a fair job in 
describing how my life.  Sorry but free will probably really doesn't 
exist and our lives are just patterns played out.  Divination can give 
you a hint about how it will go.


On 12/28/2013 11:05 AM, Duveyoung wrote:
http://www.reddit.com/r/conspiracy/comments/1tvy25/palm_leaf_library_that_tells_the_future_predicts/ 







Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Five, six, and seven for Feste

2013-12-28 Thread Share Long
emptybill, the people who created those gorgeous frescoes. Where are they now? 
The people who created such an amazing structure. Are they really gone forever? 





On Saturday, December 28, 2013 2:03 PM, emptyb...@yahoo.com 
emptyb...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
  
Better than a painting is this:

http://www.700mountains.org/2012/08/the-divine-meteora-of-greece/


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