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 No.13529[Reply]

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 No.13623

Anybody else tired about this obviously politicized witch hunt against Russia and their "doping scandals"


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 No.1916[Reply]

Royal Rumble Edition, I guess. Even though we won't get enough activity to have multiple editions.

I haven't watched any wrestling in at least half a year, but the Rumble is tonight and that's always my favorite PPV. I normally at least watch the last RAW and Smackdown before a PPV, but I'm so out of it that I didn't even bother to do that, so I have no clue what the current angles are. I watched NWA for a while but haven't liked what I've seen from AEW.

Any other white trash comrades who like fake fights?
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 No.13503

>>13490
So far, I'm predicting Sasha Banks and Roman Reigns successfully defend their titles. Not sure about the rest yet.
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 No.13520

>>13503
I agree with those. It's way too soon for Sasha to lose the Smackdown's Women's title. Then with Roman Reigns, I have a feeling he's going to have that title for a good long while. I'd like to see him and Drew continue where they left off from Survivor Series. I'm honestly surprised they don't have anything set up for Asuka as far as the Raw Women's Championship goes. I guess the storyline for the Women's Tag Team is taking more of a ride, maybe Asuka "Two-Belts"?
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 No.13619

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>>13520
Yeah, probably. I'm hoping for 2-belts Asuka tomorrow. She's too based. Everything about her style: her speed, energy/intensity, kicks, spinning backfists, suplexes, hip-attacks, the Asuka lock submission. She's joshi puroresu incarnate. also hnggh and teds of peace
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 No.13628

>>13619
Mommy Asuka! I love her as well. I really miss Kairi though. Kabuki Warriors didn't last long enough.
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 No.5302[Reply]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAVPDYhW_nw

Does anyone have any experience with meditation or mindfulness?
Ive been seeing it again and again and it *supposedly, i havent checked myself** studies show it can help you focus better and reduce overstimulation from the outside world.
As someone who has struggled my entire life being overstimulated by everything, and who has felt my anxiety increase and my ability to focus drop over the past few years, I wonder if i should try meditating. Leaving aside all of the spiritual aspects, and leaving aside all of the stemlord objections, are there tangible benefits? Did anyone try?
How do i properly do it? For how long?
Thank you.
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 No.13516

is it normal to experience false sense of epiphany and generic smugness after meditation?

I'll be quite honest : I don't believe in Buddhist/Hindi bullshit in wishing good well on all the living beings and am exclusively focusing on breathings and disassociation from my own emotions because that's what was recommended on book 10% happier.

I think using meditation to calm my nerve has been beneficial but not sure if I am being ineffective / self-delusional by not following more traditional apprach
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 No.13608

>>5302
>are there tangible benefits? Did anyone try?

I'm practicing regularly for around half a year by now; I managed to develop sort of a reflex that often when I'm lost in thought or strong emotions, my mind yanks itself out of it and lets me observe what's going on more impartially.

On the other hand, while my "field" practice (when riding a tram, walking alone, etc) has improved, I feel stuck or even regressing in my practice "on cushion", my peak was around half an hour daily, but nowadays I can barely sit 15 minutes. I wish I had a proper teacher, but alas, the quarantine doesn't make this easy (I've been attending Theravada online meetings though).

>How do i properly do it? For how long?

For me a turning point was reading "Mastering the core teachings of the Buddha" ( https://www.mctb.org ), it was very refreshing to read someone describe samadhi and vipassana in detail, without the usual obscurantism, and with warnings about what you're getting yourself into (especially the "dark night of the soul" deserves mention, people generally don't like talking about potential negative consequences of following a spiritual path)

It's rather low on practical instructions though, for me helpful were Leigh Brasington's "Right Concentration" (for samadhi) and Yates&Immergut&Graves "The Mind Illuminated" (for vipassana).
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 No.13609

>>13516
I think you might be experiencing a jhana ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dhy%C4%81na_in_Buddhism ), I mean in the second sense given on wiki (high concentration state).

From what I know the opinions on deliberately aiming for jhanas are mixed, some people think it's a waste of time, but tbqh it's not like your third eye would go blind from a bit of literal mental onanism.

You could always try some "insight" rather than "concentration" focused practice for a change (more or less, taking in sensations as they come and go, rather than focusing on something in particular) and see how it goes.
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 No.13610

>>12777
Just to offer a counterpoint: I'm this >>13608 anon, and I have tried doing zazen without a teacher a couple years before, and it ended up being a complete and utter waste of time for me. I'm sure it would be better with a teacher, but for self-study I would personally not recommend a tradition that has a bee in their bonnet about speaking clearly and explaining theory. Of course, to each their own, maybe some people handle this style of teaching better.
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 No.13614

>>6347
>just take happy pills bro
The absolute state of fuck yeah science redditors.


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 No.2419[Reply]

Tired of cyberpunk and dystopian culture in general, post ITT worlds you would want to live in or not too bad depictions of leftist societies.

Pic related, an anarchist moon revolving around a capitalist planet 200 years after the revolution.
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 No.6415

>>6313
And the closer dystopia is, now that I think about it
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 No.9944

>>5904
I noticed that issue in books. People are immortal and they can modify their bodies and minds to become as strong and intelligent as their technology allows, maybe even evolve into a Mind, but most choose to end their lives after around 500 years, because they get bored. And this problem also extends to AI, who also choose to end their existances after a few millenia at most, because they experienced all that was to experience. In the last book we get to see the longest living being in the culture, and it isn't an AI, but a man who hasn't transformed into some super being, but instead transforms himself into different alien lifeforms and lives the way they do, at a slow pace, before going to the next alien civilization and redoing the process.

It's a rather pessimistic series when it comes to the purpose of life. Not even god like beings like the Minds seem to find fullfilement in this universe so they eventually just off themselves.
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 No.13612

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>>2419
I'm reading Greg Egan's "Clockwork Rocket" from the "Orthogonal" trilogy right now. I'm not sure if it fits the thread, as I wouldn't want to live in the book's world (even less so I was to be a woman there), but that's not because of any dystopia, it's just that it turns out that Minkowski's 3+1 spacetime is a nicer place to live than fully Euclidean four dimensions.

Honestly when reading the description of Greg Egan's stories I expected some stiff bullshit, but he's actually good. This is my first book by him and I didn't finish it yet, but I'd already recommend it to anyone who likes the idea of "hard SF in a bizarre alternate universe".


>>5323
Seconding, but is more of an "utopia in the streets, dystopia in the sheets" sort of world.
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 No.13613

I wish authors limited themselves to a trilogy at most, I'm tired of so many works spanning a crapload of books.


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 No.13408[Reply]

I kinda like them, if they are well made. Post your favourite Essayists. I'll start:
KaptainKristian
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 No.13432

>>13431(me)
think Nerdwriter or Lindsey Ellis, if it helps you
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 No.13446

90% of vidya essays are just pretentious liberal garbage devoid of anything actually novel or intelligent. There are some exceptions though.
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 No.13486

>Video
Anyone actually watch the bloody things? One of the main reasons I ceased listening to Contrapoints or PhilosophyTube outside of them being massive liberals was because of how much effort they put into making ebin design shit and shitty comedy skits instead of, ya know, actually speaking on the topic.
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 No.13502

I'd like to write about leftist legal theory, but any time I start writing these days it seems like a ranting manifesto. Any tips? Also I'm used to about 30 footnotes to anything I write.
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 No.13587

>>13446
Ok name these Exceptions. I think that's the Purpose of this thread


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 No.12787[Reply]

WHAT's the most important piece of furniture?
The thing you spend A THIRD of your LIFE on.
THE THING that will MURDER YOUR BACK if it's not GOOD.

We MUST establish a GENERAL THREAD in order to CONGLOMERATE INFORMATION pertaining to MATTRESSES in order to sift through the LIES and TRUTHS of BOURGEOIS MATTRESS COMPANIES.

We WILL NOT be mattress ENTHUSIASTS, but rather APPRECIATORS.
For the MATTRESS ENTHUSIAST of REDDIT does NOTHING but SIMP for BOURGEOIS MATTRESS COMPANIES, and they are all PRICE QUEENS.
WE APPRECIATE the ARTISTRY of the MATTRESS
WE APPRECIATE its QUALITY
WE APPRECIATE its VALUE
A LARGER TAG does not a BETTER MATTRESS MAKE
A MORE POPULAR COMPANY does not a BETTER MATTRESS MAKE
AFFORDABILITY and long-term DURABILITY & COMFORT are the most SUPREME VALUES which MATTRESS APPRECIATORS ought to ADHERE TO.

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 No.13396

>>13395
Well it'd be kinda hard for two people to sleep in that kind of bed.
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 No.13397

>>13396
That's true
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 No.13525

Dude's a leak in my room absolutely soaked my mattress. Mattress Masters what should I get to replace it?
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 No.13526

>>13525
In my experience, novelty mattresses are overpriced and worse than normal mattrsses. BUT store bought mattresses are expensive as fuck. Mail in mattresses are less expensive, surprisingly. I used to sleep in an Ikea mattress and I had 0 problems with it.
I'm currently sleeping in a 10 year old mattress and I have 0 problems with it.

Very soft mattresses hurt my back, as well as very hard ones. Anything in the middle is good for me. I know this is vague. If you are hesitant to drop yourself on your mattress because it might feel bad because it is too hard, then it is too hard. If you have trouble crawling on top of it because it is too soft, then it is too soft.
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 No.13582

>>13374
Are they really that much better than beds? I couldn't find any info on it.


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 No.383[Reply]

Is Richard Stallman a socialist?
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 No.13454

>>383
Nope, but I really wish he was. The free software and free culture movements may had gone differently were that the case.
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 No.13457

>>383
No, but he's based.
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 No.13458

>>401
Every time I find a free software activist on the internet they are some sort of socialist. And trans too, for some reason.
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 No.13459

>>13458
Hacker jailbreaking are far more socialists simply because they are naturally competing up against the capitalists as it is the capitalists putting roadblocks in front of them.
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 No.13519

>>417
It's a fairly well animated jap porn game about highschool girls with dicks


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 No.4680[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Its about time we talk about the connection between Harry Potter, Liberalism, and idpol.

and also how JK Rowling is the biggest blair simp
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 No.13335

>>13331
Took a few online quizzes for shits and giggles, got phoenix twice, and elephant, dolphin and owl once each.
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 No.13338

>>13316
>Stirner
>Cow
I know its about le epik milk memes, but Stirner embodies cat like behavior
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 No.13345

>>13338
You mean his books. The guy was pathetic IRL.
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 No.13495

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>>13345
His IRL behavior was also cat-like, and as part of [b]human[/b] society he received the appropriate response.
>>13338
Well cats do like milk…

>>13295
Pirate Wizards of the North Undersea!
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 No.13498

>>13495
>Pirate Wizards of the North Undersea
*Marxist Mateys


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 No.2129[Reply]

So Parasite did great at the Oscars and looking at the rest of the director's films Snow Piercer and Okja are pretty REDpilled as well
So is Bong Joon Ho /ourguy/ despite being a southron?
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 No.13422

>>11036
I can forgive Bong for not being as overtly radical as I'd like because the powers that be would absolutely make sure that he never gets funding for another film if he reveals his power level too much. I would guess that film producers in Seoul and Hollywood generally dislike the ideological message in his films but they're willing to tolerate it because his work is popular and it makes money.
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 No.13423

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>>13329
Bong Joon Ho has an earlier film called "Memories of Murder" that I think is generally agreed to be a classic of Korean crime movies. It also provides some interesting insights into police brutality in South Korean and South Korean history, as it's set in the late 1980's during the political unrest that occurred during the end of the Fifth Republic
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>>3470
I think I posted this exact file on leftytrash to convince someone to help me turn it into a banner for >>>/leftypol/.

>>13329
to this day, I could not find any film that depicts life of schizophrenic person better than this film. really well written comedic psychological horror.
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 No.13492

>>13426
what’s it called
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 No.13496

>>13492
check the filename


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 No.1328[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Seeing how there’s multiple /co/ related threads on the board. I think we should just put all of them into one general just for clarity’s sake.

Discuss anything related to comics and animations from comic recs, leftist animations to comic writers’ attempts to larp as leftists.

Seriously is there a worse anarchist in the UK than Alan Moore?
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 No.13371

>>13365
>LET'S GOOOOOOOOOOOO
Go where?
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 No.13387

>>13369
>ur doamine burned
&ltused by the "muh /v/" fag
Ironic
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 No.13390

>>13366
You sure use that boogeyman a lot.
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 No.13437

>>13366
>implying /v/ even know who bendis is
Dumb.
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