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Life Isn’t All Sunshine And Rainbows

November 15, 2017 | 1 Comment » | Topics: TRUTH |

I know poverty, because poverty was there before I was born and it has become a part of life.

Poverty is not going empty for a single day and getting something to eat the next day. Poverty is going empty with no hope for the future. Poverty is getting nobody to feel your pain and poverty is when your dreams go in vain because nobody is there to help you. Poverty is watching your mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters die in pain and sorrow just because they couldn’t get something to eat. Poverty is hearing your grandmothers and grandfathers cry out to death to come and take them because they are tired of this world. Poverty is watching your own children and grandchildren die in your arms but there is nothing you can do. Poverty is watching your children and grandchildren share tears in their deepest sleep. Poverty is suffering from HIV/AIDS and dying a shameful death but nobody seems to care. Poverty is when you hide your face and wish nobody could see you just because you feel less than a human being. Poverty is when you dream of bread and fish you never see in the daylight. Poverty is when people accuse you and prosecute you for no fault of yours, but who is there to speak up for you? Poverty is when the hopes of your fathers and grandfathers just vanish in the blink of an eye. I know poverty and I know poverty just like I know my own name. Poverty never sleeps. Poverty works all day and night. Poverty never takes a holiday

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What Is The Psychology Behind All These Addictive Mobile Games And Their Microtransactions?

November 15, 2017 | 1 Comment » | Topics: TRUTH |

Coming from the mobile video game industry, a lot of effort has gone into the study of what causes addiction without having to affect the addiction with foreign chemicals.

Findings typically go down the path of differences in how much people value short term benefit versus long term consequences. Since individuals are all different, the key is to find mechanisms that help monetize the ones who overvalue the short term. Creating ways to remove pressure/pinch points blocking someone from short-term fun is as effective as providing mechanisms to dose incremental amounts of fun/reward.

The Stanford marshmallow study is a good example of this… kids were offered one marshmallow now or wait and get two marshmallows. Some kids saw the long term benefit of patience and valued long term benefit. Others valued immediate gratification (and perhaps the minimal marginal benefit of the long term) and wanted their marshmallow now.

Addicts tend to be the ones who want one marshmallow now. Addicts are also susceptible to negative reinforcement created when designers place a barrier (known as a pinch) between the player and their reward. Those that are very impatient will spend money to avoid waiting or losing since these people value the positive feelings more than free players.

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5 Signs That You May Belong To A Dangerous Cult

November 14, 2017 | 2 Comments » | Topics: TRUTH |

As we move into the 21st century, we are seeing many people return from a world of pure secularism to one where they crave spirituality but do not want to return to organised, hierarchical, religion. This is both a blessing and a curse, as it can lead to wonderful personal liberation and insight but also into the arms of manipulative and charismatic leaders or groups that cause harm.

So, below you will find a short list of 5 of the main signs that you need to look for when joining any spiritual group or society. They are not in any particular order, and there are indeed many more signs then this – but this is a good start. If you are involved in a group that shows some of these signs you should become more aware of people’s motivations and movements, take a step back for a bit and use a more objective eye. The more of these signs that the group displays, the more certain you can be that they are not a useful spiritual organisation but rather a dangerous and destructive group that will almost certainly cause you more harm than good.

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49 Things They Never Told You About Being A Chef

November 7, 2017 | 3 Comments » | Topics: TRUTH |

When people are thinking of taking their first steps into kitchens, many around them are quick to give advice. They will warn of the toil involved, the strength of character and the stamina that are needed, the long hours… But however much warning is given, one is always quick to disregard it and shrug one’s shoulders because really, how hard can it be?

In my years working in kitchens I have seen hundreds come and go; eager at the start but quickly disenchanted and just as eager to get out. Only a small percentage of people who walk into the world of gastronomy stay there once faced with this harsh environment.

Below is a list that I compiled of all the realities of day to day life as a chef, based on my own experience as well as on my observations.

What you can expect from making a living in a professional kitchen:

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Confessions Of A Nevada Brothel Sex Worker

October 30, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: TRUTH |

Why/how did you choose this career path?

I worked in the beauty/spa industry before this, and it wasn’t paying what I needed to support my lifestyle. I have done sex work on the side for many years (webcamming, pron, panty selling) to suppliment my income. Being innately sexual and being myself/my sexual persona is far more gratifying than feeling like someone’s servant at a day spa.

I decided I would rather do the part time job I enjoy as a full time job instead. I decided to work at the brothels in Nevada as it is something unique, I like the community aspect of the brothel and although I feel it is over regulated, I like the safety as well.

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A Few Facts That Might Shatter Your Perspective Of 4 Beloved Icons

October 23, 2017 | 6 Comments » | Topics: Answers, TRUTH |

1. At the time of her death, Mother Teresa had opened 517 missions welcoming the poor and sick in more than 100 countries. The missions have been described as “homes for the dying” by doctors visiting several of these establishments in Calcutta. Two-thirds of the people coming to these missions hoped to a find a doctor to treat them, while the other third lay dying without receiving appropriate care. The doctors observed a significant lack of hygiene, even unfit conditions, as well as a shortage of actual care, inadequate food, and no painkillers. The problem is not a lack of money–the Foundation created by Mother Teresa has raised hundreds of millions of dollars–but rather a particular conception of suffering and death: “There is something beautiful in seeing the poor accept their lot, to suffer it like Christ’s Passion. The world gains much from their suffering,” was her reply to criticism, cites the journalist Christopher Hitchens. Nevertheless, when Mother Teresa required palliative care, she received it in a modern American hospital.

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A Sobering Reminder That Driving Around In A 4000 Pound Machine Should Not Be Taken So Lightly

October 23, 2017 | 5 Comments » | Topics: TRUTH |

By Roger Aldridge

How do people die in motor “accidents”?

I’ll tell you.

Some people explode — like a thin plastic envelope full of offal which has been hurled against a brick wall. No pain.

They put them on a sheet of canvas and pick it up at the corners like, as one tow truck driver described it: “A tub of guts”

I haven’t seen one of these.

Others die intact. Ruptured inside, you understand, but un-harmed to look at. There may be a thin, trickle
of blood from an ear or nostril.

It annoys you, subconsciously … you wish they’d raise a dead hand and wipe it away.

Death is not instantaneous.

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Life Isn’t All Sunshine And Rainbows

October 12, 2017 | 1 Comment » | Topics: TRUTH |

My grandpa suffered from alzheimers in his later years. It never really affected me since it seemed lke the funny kind of Alzheimer’s. A lot of "oh grandpa moments!" like when he can’t remember how to tie his shoes or how to use the microwave.

After a while though it started getting worse. He couldn’t recognize my voice over the phone for example. But there was one moment that made me realize how far gone my grandfather was.

He picked up a framed picture of him and my grandmother who had passed away four years prior. He stared at it blankly and I lightheartedly asked "You like that picture, eh, grandpa?"

He paused before replying "Who are these people?

I froze my grandfather couldn’t remember what his wife of fifty-four years looked like. He couldn’t remember what HE looked like.

I said "Grandpa, that’s you and grandma. Don’t you remember?

Again, he paused and then he began to cry and said choking on his tears "No, no I don’t remember! I can’t remember! Why can’t l remember?"

"It’s the Alzheimer’s, Grandpa. You’re losing your memories a-"

"Alzheimer’s I don’t care, I lived a life, I worked hard, I existed! I should know it, shouldn’t I?"

There was a long pause before he muttered "I’m scared."

"Of What?"

"I don’t want to die."

We cried for hours.

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