Open Thread FR 9 JUN 23 ~ healing thoughts


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Have you ever awoken in the middle of the night
and wondered what can be done to make things right?
Well, I have. And it is a difficult deliberation.

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To think there are alternatives to silent suffering is liberating, in a sense.
Reaching out to help others is one starting point. Sharing a possible hope
is not harmful, in the bigger scheme of things.

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“Do You Believe In People” by artist Seonna Hong
http://www.seonnahong.com

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This is one of those moments in our lifetimes to make a difference
and create an atmosphere of change for the better. Embrace our
inner healer to get beyond the 'stuck like glue' attitude. It is within
most of us to surprise the world with a novel approach. Even on just
an interpersonal level. I does make a difference, if you know what I mean.

Giving something away to the lost seekers is not harmful either.
it may create a condition where we can build on a better present
and future. Have you a good remedy to share with us potential alliies?
now its the time, imho

Any ideas as to how we climb up together to create a positive alternative?

Please share, thanks.

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janis b's picture

of nourishing life lives strongly here. It’s guided by so much more than just ‘don’t be a dick’.

You Q, have aways been a strong supporter of community and kindness. I think that’s the best place to start.

The music you posted is reminiscent of a George Winston mood. Here's more moody piano ...

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@janis b

you embody this sense of community very much
I hope we can maintain that
nice piano!

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I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music.

-- Billy Joel

For me, singing sad songs often has a way of healing a situation. It gets the hurt out in the open into the light, out of the darkness.

-- Reba McEntire

The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore the physician must start from nature, with an open mind.

-- Paracelsus

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Lookout's picture

I'm a believer in positive thinking...not delusional thinking, but being positive about yourself, nature, friends, family, and so on. I use nature as a buffer to the challenges and let the forest soak up the doubts and worries. I guess I've been forest bathing since I was a kid and not knowing the term, or that that is even a thing.

This morning I cleaned up from the soffit job this week and put away all the left over lumber in the barn. Got all the house plants back outside just under the new soffit job. Mowed and weedeated a bit. Currently watering the garden. I use sprinkler hoses in each bed with quick connect valves. Finished with the tomatoes and moved over to a bed of sweet potatoes.

Hope you're all having healing thoughts! Thanks for the OT!

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“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

@Lookout

almost sounds redundant Wink

Particularly with the blues, it's not just about bad times. It's about the healing spirit.
-- Taj Mahal

thanks for stopping in

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usefewersyllables's picture

We all need a little dissonance that resolves into a comforting, healing consonance. A respite, if you will...

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Twice bitten, permanently shy.

like the tinging of crystals

Healing yourself is connected with healing others.
--Yoko Ono

thanks for the wonderful sounds!

busy as bees knees, packing up for a week vaykay on a lake up in Maine
leaving mañana early to get thru the Boston mess (tm)
will try to dribble out things here and there

just freed 4 baby Wrens fledging from my work shop
had one perch on my finger - healing vibes

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@QMS

Healing yourself is connected with healing others.
--Yoko Ono

Thank You for it.

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@QMS I also hope you booked a cabin for the stay. It is always nice to do your own cooking and having privacy.
Hope we get a good report upon your return.

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"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." ---- William Casey, CIA Director, 1981

@on the cusp

same cabin, same lake
loons galore
all packed-up and ready to go!
will take pix and share the whole
getting outta dodge routine
sometimes, ya just gotta get away ..

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@QMS we get away every chance we get!
It doesn't heal anybody but us, I guess. But we return feeling energized to tackle tptb.
Good luck getting through Boston!

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"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." ---- William Casey, CIA Director, 1981

@QMS

and he is missing a finger!

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@QMS

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@QMS

Beautiful QMS.

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be the case.

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@humphrey

it involved money, power and his selfish interests
retire already fcs
he's done enough damage already

gaah

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@QMS

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2023/06/08/saudi-arabia...

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Cassiodorus's picture

@humphrey of today's Simplicius the Thinker post involve 1) an update of the Western line on Ukraine:

Hilarious new Atlantic headline which further shows how far Western media have fallen from their earlier narrative goals. They no longer see Ukraine winning at all and are in fact slowly conditioning their demented readers towards the inevitable eventuality of Ukraine simply pushing for a desperate ceasefire:

I looked it up -- the piece is here. I have this distant memory of The Atlantic being worth reading. I also remember when rents were cheap, wages were reasonable, educational subsidies were generous, and nobody worried about medical bankruptcies.

And then 2) there was this curious note, about two thirds of the way down:

In the last report I had mentioned how there were already mutinies from refusenik units which posted videos rising up against their command who sent them ‘to the slaughter’. Also, there were already reports of intercepted communications from the AFU where groups given the command to attack in yesterday’s offensive in fact refused to attack.

Mutinies!

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" Don't be in such a hurry to condemn a person because he doesn't do what you do, or think what you think. There was a time when you didn't know what you know today." - Malcolm X

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@humphrey Tying Taiwan directly into US-Japan network.

SOARING COST OF MQ-9 REAPER EXPLORED AS RUSSIAN JET DOWNS US DRONE
Danial Munro 14 March 23

As of March 2021, the US Air Force has stated that the unit cost of an MQ-9 Reaper is $56.5 million, for a package that includes “four aircraft with sensors, ground control station and Predator Primary satellite link”.

Unsurprisingly, given the aircraft’s speed and frighteningly quick firing rate, the cost of an MQ-9 Reaper would put a dent in the military budget of any nation.

https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2023/03/14/soaring-cost-of-mq-9-reaper-explor...

Those relatively slow moving drones with long loitering time are well suited for the war on terror against poorly armed enemies with no conventional air defense assets. They are too expensive to really be considered expendable assets. A conventional enemy with fighter aircraft or surface to air missiles would make short work of these overpriced war video toys in a head to head conflict. Sure, they are good for maritime surveillance, until an actual conflict begins.

China is seeking to penalize South Korea for (thoughtlessly) going all in on the anti-China alliance. One key element of this is linking to the so called tri-lateral alliance with the US and Japan, aimed at China. So how is linking Taiwan, which is a part of China, to the US and Japanese militaries in tactical networks designed to operate against China, not a provocation? The US taxpayer no doubt will pay Taiwan's bill for the expense of this dubious weapons system.

Gallo is a paid propagandist for the US, I used his tweet for the link with the picture to the FT article.

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語必忠信 行必正直

@soryang

supposed to do anything but provoke China
into a confrontation? the damn war mongers
can not rest or leave well enough alone.
First they lose in Ukraine, then they provoke
more disturbance eastwardly. Idiots.

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incorporate world justice
create a tax on wars

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attention.

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"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." ---- William Casey, CIA Director, 1981

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@janis b Now, I love it, think of it as a spiritual journey for Van Morrison, his band, his fellow countrymen.
I want to go long for the ride.

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@on the cusp

an interesting place
hanging out with the gypsies
refining what it means to be
out there and for
what is experienced
life

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@QMS different meaning in Ireland.
Maybe we would be better off if we, too, thought the waters held something magical and healing for us.

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"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." ---- William Casey, CIA Director, 1981