Saturday, October 25, 2014
   
Text Size

Search our Site or Google

Welcome, Guest
Please Login or Register.    Lost Password?
Where the rest of the stuff goes

Go to bottomPage: 12345678
TOPIC: Bombardier beetle
#21887
Re: Bombardier beetle 1 Year, 8 Months ago Karma: 263
No, Samix, I'm just having a little fun here.

"Censorship" does not exist at Bullion Bulls, nor should self-censorship -- especially with respect to the materials we BRING to the Forum. With respect to what we actually post (i.e. write) ourselves, I'm trying to be a little more nuanced.

I don't want people engaging in any broad self-censorship, but I am striving to get people to engage in just a little filtering. In other words, nothing should be edited-out "automatically" simply because it falls under some Proscribed Category (lol!).

However, where we're dealing with materials which can/are potential "tools" of propaganda/disinformation; then I would like people to exhibit care with how they use (post) such materials.

The obvious analogy here would be guns (lol!!!). Personally, I would like to see a society without guns. However, recognizing that I am not Supreme Being of the Universe (lol); I'm prepared to accept compromise -- where the "guns" are simply handled in a very careful/prudent manner.

So that is how I would like us to approach "handling" dogma/ideology: these are generally dangerous/harmful materials, so if you are going to use them, "handle them with care."


Jeff Nielson
Admin
Posts: 13367
graph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
The administrator has disabled public write access.
 
#21890
Re: Bombardier beetle 1 Year, 8 Months ago Karma: 168
Ah sure, actually the presentation about irreducible complexity, that is why I posted it.
samix
Mid-Tier Producer
Posts: 1564
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
The administrator has disabled public write access.
 
#21972
Re: Bombardier beetle 1 Year, 8 Months ago Karma: 263
It appears this whole thread might be moot...or simply irrelevant.



I'm really wondering what's happening to the curiosity-level of members when stuff like this is posted and no one (else) reacts.




www.bullionbullscanada.com/bulletin-boar.../21934-transhumanism
Jeff Nielson
Admin
Posts: 13367
graph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
The administrator has disabled public write access.
 
#26314
Re: Bombardier beetle 1 Year, 3 Months ago Karma: 140
Guilty as charged

Unfortunately I became very busy shortly after starting the thread, and then forgot about its existence until now.

As some readers know there is no subject closer to my heart than the existence of God and His faithfulness and love, as revealed to us in the Scriptures. This thread deals with the amazing creation that God has given us the pleasure to enjoy. There is no evidence to substantiate the claims of evolutionists and, as with creation, the theory is based solely on faith. One must choose which belief system one wishes to follow.

My husband sent me following link. I believe, Jeff, you would enjoy the last architect the most

Enjoy!

www.wimp.com/builtbugs/
debsyl
Mid-Tier Producer
Posts: 998
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
The administrator has disabled public write access.
 
#26331
Re: Bombardier beetle 1 Year, 3 Months ago Karma: 263
debsyl wrote:


As some readers know there is no subject closer to my heart than the existence of God and His faithfulness and love, as revealed to us in the Scriptures. This thread deals with the amazing creation that God has given us the pleasure to enjoy. There is no evidence to substantiate the claims of evolutionists and, as with creation, the theory is based solely on faith. One must choose which belief system one wishes to follow.

My husband sent me following link. I believe, Jeff, you would enjoy the last architect the most

Enjoy!

www.wimp.com/builtbugs/



Bravo Debsyl!

I always yield to Logic, and it is impossible to objectively view such impressive demonstrations of Nature's efficiency without concepts such as "Intelligent Design" or "Great Creator" coming to mind.

I refuse to rule-out the "scientific" explanation of a universe which is (apparently) all the result of simple "accident" (lol). However, seeing the perfection (and logical efficiency) regularly displayed by Nature with its "lesser species" looks an awful lot like "coincidence" to me.

And as everyone knows; I'm highly suspicious of coincidence...

Jeff Nielson
Admin
Posts: 13367
graph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
The administrator has disabled public write access.
 
#26332
Re: Bombardier beetle 1 Year, 3 Months ago Karma: 263
debsyl wrote:
Guilty as charged

Unfortunately I became very busy shortly after starting the thread, and then forgot about its existence until now...




Just a general "P.S." here to you -- and the Community as a whole.

Coming to the site (and especially coming here to post) should never be seen as a "duty", but always something people do because they want to do it. That said, we all have busy lives. When we think about doing the things we "want" to do, we tend to immediately be confronted (in our own minds) with all the things we "must" do, and all the things we "should" do...first.

I recently stepped back to do a little "inventory"; as it seemed to me that once I had put aside the time for all the "must's" and the "should's" that there was less and less time left over for the "want's".

This was looking suspicously to me like living to work (the bane of my existence) rather than working to live (the path to Happiness). When I took a harder look at my list of "must's" and "should's"; I did some editing.

Some of the "must's" were demoted to mere "should's". Some of the "should's" have been re-classified as "wants" -- meaning these are things I do now only when/because I want to, not because I should. Following this editing process, I've found not only more time for my "wants", but also a minor, upward revision in my Happiness Quotient.



For anyone else who is also finding that their should's and must's are crowding-out all their want's; let me also advise such a personal inventory/editing process.

Jeff Nielson
Admin
Posts: 13367
graph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
The administrator has disabled public write access.
 
#26349
Re: Bombardier beetle 1 Year, 3 Months ago Karma: 84
Jeff Nielson wrote:
debsyl wrote:
Guilty as charged

Unfortunately I became very busy shortly after starting the thread, and then forgot about its existence until now...




Just a general "P.S." here to you -- and the Community as a whole.

Coming to the site (and especially coming here to post) should never be seen as a "duty", but always something people do because they want to do it. That said, we all have busy lives. When we think about doing the things we "want" to do, we tend to immediately be confronted (in our own minds) with all the things we "must" do, and all the things we "should" do...first.

I recently stepped back to do a little "inventory"; as it seemed to me that once I had put aside the time for all the "must's" and the "should's" that there was less and less time left over for the "want's".

This was looking suspicously to me like living to work (the bane of my existence) rather than working to live (the path to Happiness). When I took a harder look at my list of "must's" and "should's"; I did some editing.

Some of the "must's" were demoted to mere "should's". Some of the "should's" have been re-classified as "wants" -- meaning these are things I do now only when/because I want to, not because I should. Following this editing process, I've found not only more time for my "wants", but also a minor, upward revision in my Happiness Quotient.



For anyone else who is also finding that their should's and must's are crowding-out all their want's; let me also advise such a personal inventory/editing process.



I follow something of the same sort of rule. There are things that HAVE to happen every day for me now, because they are what keeps me alive on my property, and also keeps my animals alive. EVERYTHING ELSE, is optional. I have recently started toying with a life-long ambition to write. I have wanted to do this both as an outlet to creativity and my thoughts on things that are important to me, and also to potentially make some money, although this is by no means certain and is largely a pipe-dream.

I got to this point in my life by working to live. I have always avoided the "living to work" syndrome, as I am naturally predisposed against it. Anytime I have found myself in a job I wasn't enjoying or where I was simply living to work, I have found myself another job. And when I got to the point where I could legally retire and take my retirement savings, I did that, the instant that was available to me. That's an easy choice in Australia - the Government actually proscribes your early retirement date. It's called your "preservation age" and it's the age at which you are allowed to access your "preservation amount", that being the amount of your retirement savings which have accrued before tax during your employment.

As soon as I reached my preservation age, I retired. I figured I had better things to do with my time than working, or at least I could find things that I liked better to do as "work". Of course, I couldn't just stay where I was if I did this - I had to make as much use of my financial situation as possible to create a better world for minimal expenditure. That meant selling my expensive high-cost life in the city for a cheaper, low-cost life in the country. I suppose I still "work" to live, but it's work I love, and I have the time to do what I like.

For me, this was my escape from the enslavement of modern Western life.
robinsld
Mid-Tier Producer
Posts: 748
graphgraph
User Online Now Click here to see the profile of this user
The administrator has disabled public write access.
 
#26367
Re: Bombardier beetle 1 Year, 2 Months ago Karma: 263
robinsld wrote:


I follow something of the same sort of rule. There are things that HAVE to happen every day for me now, because they are what keeps me alive on my property, and also keeps my animals alive. EVERYTHING ELSE, is optional. I have recently started toying with a life-long ambition to write. I have wanted to do this both as an outlet to creativity and my thoughts on things that are important to me, and also to potentially make some money, although this is by no means certain and is largely a pipe-dream.

I got to this point in my life by working to live. I have always avoided the "living to work" syndrome, as I am naturally predisposed against it. Anytime I have found myself in a job I wasn't enjoying or where I was simply living to work, I have found myself another job. And when I got to the point where I could legally retire and take my retirement savings, I did that, the instant that was available to me. That's an easy choice in Australia - the Government actually proscribes your early retirement date. It's called your "preservation age" and it's the age at which you are allowed to access your "preservation amount", that being the amount of your retirement savings which have accrued before tax during your employment.

As soon as I reached my preservation age, I retired. I figured I had better things to do with my time than working, or at least I could find things that I liked better to do as "work". Of course, I couldn't just stay where I was if I did this - I had to make as much use of my financial situation as possible to create a better world for minimal expenditure. That meant selling my expensive high-cost life in the city for a cheaper, low-cost life in the country. I suppose I still "work" to live, but it's work I love, and I have the time to do what I like.

For me, this was my escape from the enslavement of modern Western life.



Bravo Robinsld!

While there are some "live to work" people who are simply naturally (obsessively?) "industrious"; my own experience with such people is that the vast majority are (eventually) driven by greed -- or simply lust for power.

When one lives-to-work, and thus makes their career the literal focus of their entire life, then one's career success becomes the score-card by which they measure their entire life. At that point it's only natural that such people will develop an obsession with acquiring as much money (or titles) as possible -- to maximize their "score".



Of course the even more-pathetic form of live-to-work people are the Drones: those who feel the compulsion to serve (the Oligarchs) even though they perform relatively mindless functions, in dead-end jobs.

Sadly, we see many such people work all their lives in one, dreary job. But their lives are so empty that when they retire from that job they simply wither-and-die -- because they had never developed a life outside of their work.

Obviously this is how the Oligarchs attempt to condition all of the Serfs, and their success-rate continues to rise...

Jeff Nielson
Admin
Posts: 13367
graph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
The administrator has disabled public write access.
 
#26386
Re: Bombardier beetle 1 Year, 2 Months ago Karma: 84
Jeff Nielson wrote:
Bravo Robinsld!

While there are some "live to work" people who are simply naturally (obsessively?) "industrious"; my own experience with such people is that the vast majority are (eventually) driven by greed -- or simply lust for power.

When one lives-to-work, and thus makes their career the literal focus of their entire life, then one's career success becomes the score-card by which they measure their entire life. At that point it's only natural that such people will develop an obsession with acquiring as much money (or titles) as possible -- to maximize their "score".



Of course the even more-pathetic form of live-to-work people are the Drones: those who feel the compulsion to serve (the Oligarchs) even though they perform relatively mindless functions, in dead-end jobs.

Sadly, we see many such people work all their lives in one, dreary job. But their lives are so empty that when they retire from that job they simply wither-and-die -- because they had never developed a life outside of their work.

Obviously this is how the Oligarchs attempt to condition all of the Serfs, and their success-rate continues to rise...


Thanks Jeff!

I hope I can be a little bit of inspiration for others here and elsewhere whenever they hear that it's possible to do what I did. I would very much like to think that there were at least a few who took my words to heart.
robinsld
Mid-Tier Producer
Posts: 748
graphgraph
User Online Now Click here to see the profile of this user
Last Edit: 2013/07/27 18:46 By robinsld.
The administrator has disabled public write access.
 
#26388
Re: Bombardier beetle 1 Year, 2 Months ago Karma: 140
I find your comments interesting, Robinsld. I expect our views, on this subject, are similar; however, I always thought of this as priorities. What is one’s priority in this life? To own a beautiful home, drive a luxurious car, have a boat and cottage? None of these things matter to my husband and I. What has always been important to us is that we raise well-adjusted children, who have respect for all peoples; including the youngest member of the human race, the oldest, and those with special needs.

When we first married I had the better paying job. I doesn’t matter what I could be making if I continued pursuing my career because that was never important to us. Once we started a family I quit my job to raise and homeschool our children. My husband and I were not prepared to let the government socially engineer them, nor were we going to hand them mover to be indoctrinated with “garbage” which is in direct contradiction to our faith. When I could no longer teach them due to failing eyesight, we sent them to a private school. Could we afford it? Looking back I don’t really know how we did it, we just did.

Families who complain about the cost of education have no idea what Christians pay to have their children taught in their faith. Many families pay in excess of $20,000 per year for 15 – 20 years. This does not even touch post secondary school. Do we complain? No, we just do it and are thankful that we still have the freedom to do so. I guess one might say we work to raise our children with our values, and when they move into the world we thank God for the grace He gave us to persevere.

I just had an update from our oldest daughter who works in a clinic near a refugee camp in South Sudan. Our other children have also gone to developing countries. Although each has not committed their life to this work (nor do I ask it of them, each has their place within society), but each of them is not embarrassed when around those less fortunate than themselves.

When we pass into the next life, we will not have left our children with financial wealth, but by the grace of God, we will have left them with much more… respect and compassion for all peoples and a faith in our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
debsyl
Mid-Tier Producer
Posts: 998
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
The administrator has disabled public write access.
 
Go to topPage: 12345678

Disclaimer:

BullionBullsCanada.com is not a registered investment advisor - Stock information is for educational purposes ONLY. Bullion Bulls Canada does not make "buy" or "sell" recommendations for any company. Rather, we seek to find and identify Canadian companies who we see as having good growth potential. It is up to individual investors to do their own "due diligence" or to consult with their financial advisor - to determine whether any particular company is a suitable investment for themselves.

Login Form