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  1. Chat Room?

    From my perspective, the old style chat room that was integrated was used quite a bit. Once it went to Slack, it dropped off but a few kept a presence. The free slack has an advantage that it automatically deletes history... but the con is it is not tied to the website in any way and requires a separate registration. I think there should be something but integrated, if possible, is better.
  2. menstruation and blood cleansing

    It also stops (or should I say can for some) in intense athletic endeavors... (kept trying to find another last word instead of 'period')
  3. I tend to agree on no need for non-private variants. That was simply a place to discuss gender stuff that wasn't so private and personal and so anyone could chime in. Having 2 of them now seems redundant..oops... dare I say we had 3. This was a compartmentalized overkill moment. If I understand, all four are private/request access. But anyone can get access to all 4 ? Two things really drove the original idea (if my memory is still there) 1. Semen retention threads are more often done than most would dream... and they get quickly lost in General (or Daoist) due to daily threads. So it was more a convenient storage area. 2. Women's issues seem to want more privacy than men wanted. In fact, I didn't feel men wanted a private area at all but did it just for parallel treatment. If the Steward+ group still exists, that has ACP access to only member area... so giving private access to someone is as simple as adding a secondary group. If the groups Fuxi and Nuwa are still there, that is how each private access area was setup; Each group has access to only that forum area.
  4. not showing as online

    If you go to the Full list option then you should see yourself. Maybe it changed when 'anonymous' login was turned off.
  5. I think what you say is true in terms of 'isn't used too often' but the nice thing is when just a guest you would then have only one (Tech) showing up in the Tent area... Now at least, a guest sees the publicly open forums together.
  6. It took a while to get used to the new order but now I realize to stop scrolling down so much as most of what I look at are all in the first forum set. The re-shuffling of forum locations now feels brilliant.
  7. No more right-wing bullshit.

    With no offer of ketchup
  8. It's a weird feeling when you realize that you really really really should put on your glasses before reading... Read as, Murder Superman subsection Read as, I hope the Tarzan would protect us swiftly
  9. No more right-wing bullshit.

    I've encountered that at times and it really seems to vary. Sorry about that. AH, your right !!! maybe the first link is open but later ones are not. I just got blocked from the entire article. Maybe I'll check if clearing my cache lets me back in but good to know. Thanks. I went through my clear cache that I normally do (3 softwares) and cannot read the entire thing again. Apologies for posting a link that cannot be read now.
  10. No more right-wing bullshit.

    I think you have made a clear point here, thanks. But have wondered about this on some level. The Feuding Fathers
  11. The Chinese Communist Revolution

    There is the saying by Mao [something like]: Women hold up half the world. I used to joke that he should of added, the 'heavier half...'
  12. Neither of you are defining what 'current model of globalization' means... Consumer choices are a global consideration in the auto industry (and many others). So a better form than what (I assume you mean the current model execution)? Hard to comment unless there is some explanation of what one is really talking about... what would you love to see ? Or maybe the terse comments being made are not really intended for conversation (?)
  13. Not sure if your serious or joking... life isn't as binary most of the time. I bought a Honda but not a Toyota... so I'm against Toyota and ok with Honda ? I'm all for competition in this realm and someone else is buying a Toyota.
  14. The Chinese Communist Revolution

    ๆ€ไธ€ๅ„†็™พ - Kill one to warn one hundred
  15. Neiye - Section 13 - Concentration

    I hope the reader isn't using a dart to throw at the glossary and pick what it sticks to One should at least give support from the text to support their point otherwise it is speculation for the most part. I mentioned the other six uses of Shen and it doesn't fit them. There is also Ried's notes that it is akin to "roll up into a ball". Now, I learned how to 'roll the dan tian energy' like a drum... why shouldn't that be a possible and literal meaning too as that practice is well known? But I don't really see it supported in the text overall. I lean with Von that this is not a exercise manual but more a state of being with emphasis on the calm and still heart that results in many beneficial things regarding not just Qi but mentions of Dao, De, Shen. I don't see a sequence of practice like one might see in later alchemic explanations; here it is just the state of being expressed [as I see it so far]. There's enough mention of ghosts and spirits that its early date still puts it much closer to spirit visualization practices than to inner alchemy as we know it today. Roth is the most decided on the idea that this is a breathing practice. I've given several links to his articles/books to show his thought on this work so folks can see some background on where he came from. So I respect how he has justified his understanding but I don't yet completely agree. How do we know this is not an early embryonic breathing technique, which is a suppression of breathing technique in the end? One can look at Dr. Yang's book titled on this and see his translations of ancient texts on it. But most of them read more modern alchemy as well. SO I can take a few sentence examples to see if a substitution seems to play out but in most cases it seems to not work: Thus the Qi of the citizens Thus the breath of the citizens When the heart/mind is still and Qi is regulated When the heart/mind is still and breath is regulated This essence โ€“Is essence of Qi!With Qi and Dao, then there is life; This essence โ€“Is essence of breath!With breath and Dao, then there is life; To transform creatures, without altering your Qi; To transform creatures, without altering your breath When with virtuous Qi you meet people,They will love you as they would their brothers.When with wicked Qi you meet people, When with virtuous breath you meet people,They will love you as they would their brothers.When with wicked breath you meet people, They will harm you with their weapons of war. Once blood and Qi are still Once blood and breath are still The form of the heart/mindโ€Ÿs QiIs brighter than the sun and moon, The form of the heart/mind's breathIs brighter than the sun and moon,