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  1. The Soft Power of Totoro

  2. What are you listening to?

    my kind of rock music
  3. Sumer: the "black-headed" vs. the "red-faced"

    Yep It was an example, so in french middle age the tax payed by peasants was the "dîme". Of course it applied on the crops. And grains are the stock-able crops.
  4. Sumer: the "black-headed" vs. the "red-faced"

    The notion of stock. To have something valuable vs not to have it, specialy in needy time (winter) implies power over someone(s). Also a force to keep it safe... Cereals are not so far from money you can quantify it rather easily. Rice has been collected for a very long time as a tax by zen Buddhist.
  5. Reveal Weird Stuff About Yourself Thread

    My grandfather died this year. 93 or 95 years old, 6 children, a fully lived life... and he wanted more. This is still enigmatic to me... but it happened. When I was maybe 5 or 6 years old, as I was curious of it he took a stapler... and to show me someone can handle pain he stapled his own hand! I got scared and I ran to my mom. But... the lesson remains today. *** There was also this time in India. I found in a guesthouse a book (The alchemist, Paulo Coelho) that I was reading and I was listening at the same time to some music. As the word mektoub popped up and intrigued me. To my surprise as I turned the page I had the pleasure to read : « Mektoub, dit finalement le Marchand. – Qu’est-ce que c’est que ça? – Il faudrait que tu sois né arabe pour comprendre. Mais la traduction doit être quelque chose comme “ c’est écrit ”. » "Maktub," the merchant said, finally. "What does that mean?" "You would have to have been born an Arab to understand," he answered. "But in your language it would be something like 'It is written.' "
  6. Reveal Weird Stuff About Yourself Thread

    When I was in the middle of my last middle school year our sport teacher was absent one day. With a bunch of buddies we reunited at a friend place. 8 AM, we each rolled a joint that we smoke helped in this task with plastic bottles (cheap yet powerful bong). This knocked us out...! On the 4 of us 3 was sick but we went to school anyway... to pass the math test Well, not... none of us passed the test. Actually 4 guys were sleeping on their tables... and when the ring bell I rose up and puked on the floor. That's one of my wired stories and maybe surprisingly, not a bad memory !
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  8. Thoughts on Energy Arts / B.K. Frantzis

    So it's a consortium !
  9. Thoughts on Energy Arts / B.K. Frantzis

    Sure what is the link between you all ? US sounded like a group. Simple curiosity !
  10. Thoughts on Energy Arts / B.K. Frantzis

    Hi EG Who's us ?
  11. More Cloudwalking from the Owl

    Welcome to you tai chi mate
  12. Are there any other leftists here? 👀

    I was serious enough and I can reformulate in a way less provocative : center is not neutral, Left and Right are exclusive : you can't turn both. If someone accept something as influential as a political system rather than try to change it, one contributes to its inertia, its a tacit renewal so yes you're rather pro this system. Capitalism is destructive, short sighted, selfish but it has also some rather "good" parts. I understand why the majority is ok with it.