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Interzone / Re: Reaction speed.
« on: May 15, 2013, 12:17:37 AM »
Whoa! That's fast :)

Interzone / Reaction speed.
« on: May 14, 2013, 07:01:00 PM »
There is a buzz around the internet about high reaction speed being related to IQ.
The swifter one's reactions are, the higher the IQ is supposed to be.
This is of interest to me, because I have super fast reactions.

For example, driving with my wife, at night, on an island loaded with deer, one must often take evasive action with almost no advance notice. Before my wife has even registered anything deer-shaped, I am on the brakes, and the car safely stopped, or almost stopped. This amazes her, but is inconsequential to me. I expect deer, and prepare, accordingly.

Some years ago, I was working at a Club Med, in Mexico, and one of the inane pastimes employed by the staff to entertain the guests, went like this...
Suspend a twelve-inch ruler, at chest-height, between thumb and index finger, by its twelve-end, with the one-end facing the floor. 
Have the guest prepare to catch the ruler by placing their open thumb and index finger at the one-mark.
Randomly drop the ruler, with no warning.
Observe how glacially slow peoples' reaction times are.

Most would fail to catch the ruler at all, while a few managed to grasp it at about ten or eleven inches.
I could routinely grab it at one inch, or - at most - two.

You might try this, yourself, if you can come up with another willing body. It is illuminating. But here's a tip that will certainly help: You'll do much better if you can completely relax. And this, I imagine, also enhances intellect.
Neither preempt, nor stress-out.
Zero to sixty, outside of time :)

Interzone / Re: Eekwallitee-shmolitee.
« on: May 14, 2013, 01:30:39 PM »
Cracking people up is my reason for living. And cracking myself up, the best reason of all.
Would I think less of you if you were asian? I don't think anything of you at all. But if I did, then no: I quite like asians, actually. The ones I have known seemed very civilized and easy to be with. I am a taoist, after all.
It is, however, somewhat shocking to see how they have turned a white city into an asian one, in so short a time.
Multiculturalism seems to be an excellent method by which white people eliminate themselves from their homes.
But who am I to judge? I do the same thing with wildlife: I adopt anything that shows up, and invite them to displace me from my living room: rabbits, crows, raccoons, mice...

I like your lifestyle preference. But how do you do that in a city? Have you, by any chance, visited Bella Coola? Ocean Falls? The Queen Charlottes?

Interzone / Re: What are you like?
« on: May 14, 2013, 12:55:51 PM »
Ah. When you like yourself, you know it.
But as Humanicide observes: it's mostly a work-in-progress. Or a non-issue, altogether.
Personally, I feel self-improvement/realization, is a duty all humans must undertake, although comparatively few do.
The idea being to reach a point of balance, where you are all you might be, at the moment you are, without going any further and becoming fake all over again, from the other direction.
Balance is quite easy to recognize: nothing pulls you, either way. Feels terrific, but somewhat difficult to maintain.

Interzone / Re: Eekwallitee-shmolitee.
« on: May 14, 2013, 12:48:53 PM »
Ah. Canayjan, eh? Vancouver? You must be oriental :)
Here I am, doomed to the Gulf Islands Gulag. It's pretty, though, if you can avoid the termites/activists.
I would, of course, have voted Conservative, if there were any conservatives in the Conservative Party.
But since there aren't, and they fire any candidate who has a tenuous grip on reality, what can I do?
Moan on ANUS, I guess.
And then do some gardening.

Interzone / Eekwallitee-shmolitee.
« on: May 14, 2013, 12:12:43 PM »
Today is a big day in British Columbia.
We all get to vote for which left-wing party we want to wreck our province.
We are spoiled for choice:
a: The New Democratic Party: the termite socialists.
b: The Liberal Party: The fractionally not-so-left of the far-left.
c: The Conservative Party: who "believe in the equality of all people".
d: The Marxist-Leninist Party: who still don't know those two are long dead.
e: The Green Party: who make even less sense than the others.

Wow. This is the day I finally decided not to vote for anyone. Ever again.
So there.

Interzone / What are you like?
« on: May 14, 2013, 09:40:41 AM »
In colloquial English, especially northern Ireland, "What are you like?" means you're an idiot.
But I digress...

Do you like yourself?
Or are you so appalled by the way you are, that you superimpose a fabricated ego over the real you?
Do you know who the real you is?
What are you really like?

I realized, one day, that I simply couldn't live with who I was, any more, and set out to become someone I liked.
It was easier than I had thought.
I started by sweeping away the dishonesty.
And the rest just did itself.

Interzone / Re: Liberalism causes terrorism
« on: May 13, 2013, 09:30:35 PM »
I was entirely sure you would respond as you did.
What I wonder is what makes you do it.

Interzone / Re: Liberalism causes terrorism
« on: May 13, 2013, 08:52:29 PM »
People are at liberty to engage, or not, wouldn't you say?
A decision not to engage does not necessarily mean what it is so often taken to mean, either.
You may choose to go to the trouble of making a huge case to present, but nobody is obliged to honour it.
Or, in fact, even read it.

It would be great, for sure, to always have someone on tap, to run your thoughts by, and get some kind of feedback from. This is one good use for a wife, or a close friend. But the internet is neither one.

I - luckily - happen to have a wife, three cats, and a rabbit, all of whom are good for bringing me back to the actual important stuff pertaining to living. Which reminds me: bath-time for the rabbit...

Interzone / Re: Amerika
« on: May 13, 2013, 10:58:29 AM »
Modern politics is a Bi-polar condition.
Up/down, left/right, neither extreme is in balance.
People often label me a 'right-winger', but they are mistaken.
I am a winged creature.

Interzone / Re: Proposed forum reorganization
« on: May 11, 2013, 10:58:45 PM »
Chasm has already been nuked. What you see is post-surgical-strike-nuked. Minimal damage, see. And peaceful.
Now the families can come back out and lie on the beach, listening to - er - metal...

Without hands-on contact with reality, what's left?
Interesting to note how many dirt-farmers, cowboys, land-workers are conservatives, vs. how many city-dwellers are leftists.
Real life vs. abstract life-substitution.
It amazes me, actually, how it is that any city-dwellers can be conservative-minded.
Perhaps those that are, are temporarily stuck, by circumstance, in a city-context, but plan to exit, asap.

Didn't used to be like that. Danger and risk was omnipresent.
You should have seen the house I was raised in, in my early years.
The stuff of horror movies.
I learned to pay attention!

Ha! Any time humans elect to pay no attention to reality, the rot starts up again.
The very idea of 'facts' has become questionable. What are 'facts', anyway? Some abstract idea dreamed up by people, to simulate reality and manipulate it out of the running? 'Facts' have a close correlation to 'statistics', which are another stand-in for reality.
Peter Hitchens said something, recently, about UK crime statistics, along the lines of:
"Statistics are showing a fast declining incidence of crimes being committed, which cannot be denied. While at the same time, the incidence of crimes being committed is undeniably increasing."
I suppose if you, yourself, are not the victim of crime, then as far as you know, there isn't much crime.
But if you do become a victim of crime, then reality has stepped in and reminded you that, yes, crime is actually happening, after all.

It's hardly rocket-science, but you'd think it was, judging by the way it takes teams of expensive experts years and years to discover.
You experience life first-hand, and experience the consequences of that first-hand life, then you are going to be a lot smarter, faster, stronger, and more resilient than someone who lives in a bathtub reading books.

Go climb a fuckin' tree, and maybe fall out of it a few times.
Then, after healing yourself, over time, in a lot of pain, and without any medical help, enjoy your new-found uber-ness.
Climb that fuckin' tree again, only this time, do it right.

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