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Metal / Re: 'One Man Metal' documentary -- Xasthur comes out the closet
« on: November 25, 2012, 09:55:58 AM »
What bands in a similar style then would you recommend? In the style of Xasthur, Burzum, and the slow songs of Krieg?

Under Ein Blodraud Maane by Manes and the first two albums by I Shalt Become.


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Metal / Re: Recommend me some Black Metal
« on: November 25, 2012, 09:39:28 AM »
So far , Far Away From The Sun has definently been at the bottom of all these recommendations, which is a good thing.  To indulge, i would add Dimmu Borgir's Stormblast as being in your preferred interest.

Owing much to its roots in Swedish death metal, this is very much an album you'll either love or hate. Indeed if it weren't for the Norwegian bands basically defining the genre by renouncing Swedish death metal, this album would be far more accessible.

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Interzone / Re: Save the world
« on: November 25, 2012, 01:47:59 AM »
Why no prisons?

Waste of resources.

Note: I never said abolish the death penalty.

How does one obtain this "proceation license"?

You must submit an application to the department of National health and population sustainability. 

Note: Failure to produce a licence is in direct violation to our environmental imperative, and is considered a criminal offence.



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Metal / Re: Recommend me some Black Metal
« on: November 25, 2012, 01:17:55 AM »
Dissection, Emperor, Frozen Shadows and Setherial are about the closest bands you will find, needless to say Far Away from the Sun is truly one of a kind.

Parasites recommendations are basically the opposite direction in which the genre evolved.

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Interzone / Save the world
« on: November 22, 2012, 11:52:35 AM »
Cessation of government handouts

Abolish the prison system

Citizens to obtain ‘procreation licence’

Government to seize television networks

(this would be replaced with maybe 3-4 channels focussing on weather, gardening and practical skills, art history and urgent news articles)

Repossession of all iPhones, iPads, iDildos etc and snap them in half.

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Interzone / Re: Keeping your mind flexible
« on: November 22, 2012, 11:46:32 AM »
This is something I want to achieve. But I’m wondering what is the purpose of meditation if not to try not to think? To be able to turn off and not-think so easily would eliminate the need for meditation as I understand it, or is it that this state of not-thinking is itself meditation?

One of the problems I’ve heard people encounter while attempting meditation is the intrusion of thoughts or that the mind wanders from that intended stillness, subconsciously becoming active again.

One could view this as the residual effects of an overstimulated existence on the habitual nature of thought patterns. It’s like subliminal shell-shock, which takes time and effort to heal.

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Interzone / Re: Biological explanation for Liberalism.
« on: November 22, 2012, 11:42:21 AM »
If all existence is a war of ideas, then the law of causality dictates that an idea must manifest into the physical realm where it fully resolves itself. Liberalism is one such idea which lays out (biological/ sociological/psychosocial) conditions, such that it may exist (physically) and reach resolution, simultaneously.

Do you mean to say liberalism is a process that will inevitably end? One thing I have noticed is that most liberals I talk with hate the concept of history as an ongoing struggle of elemental forces and especially sayings such "well, you know, nothing lasts forever (including liberalism ;))". Their conception of history seems to be one of man existing apart from nature or of becoming enlightened and overcoming nature rather than finding balance with it.

Yes. It is self negating (evil), but will return, perhaps under a different name, when the stars are right again......

If the universe is ordered, it is probably more likely to assume that human history is order arising out of collapsing order, rather than order arising from anarchy. Recorded history seems to confirm this hypothesis.

I tend to agree; as the eventual results of such a system can only lead to large-scale destruction of environmental resources, which, coupled with ongoing population hyper-expansion won’t be able to sustain itself.

But if a new order is to arise out of the collapsed remnants of another, won’t this eventually collapse too. And if that is the case, what is the point?

I think liberalism is a one off. Before it there was only a gradual progression of a natural order. ‘Conservative’ and ‘liberal’ are modern definitions given more or less equal standing but in reality, one is to continue in that natural order as opposed to a complete derailment.

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Interzone / Re: Biological explanation for Liberalism.
« on: November 21, 2012, 03:28:56 AM »
If all existence is a war of ideas, then the law of causality dictates that an idea must manifest into the physical realm where it fully resolves itself. Liberalism is one such idea which lays out (biological/ sociological/psychosocial) conditions, such that it may exist (physically) and reach resolution, simultaneously.

Do you mean to say liberalism is a process that will inevitably end? One thing I have noticed is that most liberals I talk with hate the concept of history as an ongoing struggle of elemental forces and especially sayings such "well, you know, nothing lasts forever (including liberalism ;))". Their conception of history seems to be one of man existing apart from nature or of becoming enlightened and overcoming nature rather than finding balance with it.

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Interzone / Re: Place for living
« on: November 15, 2012, 02:49:28 AM »
Ideal situation:

Pleasant temperature.

Be able to grow everything my wife and I eat.

Live far away from the decaying modern world.

Water strorage tanks and filters.

Solar panels.

Reduce need to buy things.

Buy lentils, grains etc in bulk.

Trip into town maybe once every six months.

Learn any good poems by heart.

Ideal situation.

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Interzone / Re: Keeping your mind flexible
« on: November 15, 2012, 02:46:00 AM »
I'm pretty much a novice at chess. It's a fun game though! I often find I do not have many people to play it with, however.

It's the game of the gods. Infinitely simplistic in its complexity. A possible desert island necessity.

There used to be a few metal hall posters and infoterrorists that played the facebook chess application over five years ago now. I learned much from those games but have unfortunately gotten a bit sloppy of late.

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Interzone / Re: Keeping your mind flexible
« on: November 15, 2012, 02:33:49 AM »
Aquarius, surely you recognise that not-thinking is a prerequisite for thinking?  The state of not-thinking is the state of simply being.  It is from this state that all thought arises, though, in the West, people are frequently overtaken by thinking, to the point where it seems "abnormal" to have moments (or even days) of silence.

Nice to see somebody sufficiently neolithic to 'get-it'.
Modern man is an oaf. He thinks too much. And can not stop thinking.
This oafishness is all about mindless mind-churning, not because it serves, but because it has become the default state.
To learn to locate the off-switch is about as high a goal as humans can reach for.
Having switched the mind off, he is ready to start (resume) living as he was intended to live.
One is still able to think, but thinking is exponentially enhanced when one has a non-thinking state to compare thinking to.
A silent mind is directly connected to reality.
Connectedness is life.

It actually hadn’t occurred to me in that order. Having been shat into a hyper-stimulated existence our brains basically know no better than to be constantly active. To not-think would require extensive re-wiring at this point. I shudder to think where that might take human evolution if there even is to be one. 

Perhaps things like prayer and meditation developed for this very purpose, though I can’t say I’m at all familiar with the practice of either.

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Interzone / Re: Drugs are for depressed people, period.
« on: November 15, 2012, 02:31:13 AM »
I doubt if drug-use can have any value beyond what the individual gets out of it, and if it makes him any smarter without being confused for a schizophrenic then that’s truly great. Any noble or pious society wouldn’t need this. If the individual could contribute to such a society then that's great.

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Interzone / Re: Being and staying healthy in modern times
« on: November 10, 2012, 01:37:29 AM »
I started a new exercise of swimming underwater for as long as I can on one breath.

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Interzone / Re: Keeping your mind flexible
« on: November 10, 2012, 01:34:50 AM »
Really?  Whenever I'm idle, I like not thinking.  It's far more enjoyable, and far more elucidatory, in my experience.

The modern world is so clustered with meaningless information that most people couldn't sit still if they tried. I imagine times of not-thinking evolved as a necessary byproduct of thinking, much in the way that dreams help defragment reality.

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