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  4. Thank you very much for your encouraging testimonies! My generation has been sold a myth that as soon as they graduate higher education, they will be given a 6-hour job and a six-figure paycheck. This is clearly not the case, as every honest entrepeneur knows full well. An entrepeneur works 16 hours a day, 7 days a week, and earns negative profit for the first 2 years at least.
  5. How strong is that trust?
  6. I'm curious what Stefan thinks (and y'all) of Richard Spencer. I've heard him speak about Spencer once but he was just commenting on the sucker punch incident. Has he said anything about Spencer or his movement? Some of the people Stefan associates with such as Cernovich, Laura Loomer, Jack Posebiec, etc purposely distance themselves and try to delegitimize Spencer. It seems like FDR is distancing itself from Spencer also. Theres been a lot of great presentations and talks about race here. Specifically IQ and negatives of multiculturalism. White identitarianism is a logical conclusion that can be drawn (correct me if you disagree) from the facts we discuss here about race. White identitarianism is exactly what Richard Spencer stands for and I admire him for that because it takes courage to hold his positions in our current politically correct outrage culture. I must be missing part of the puzzle here.
  7. I'm a full-time student. I don't find much value in the idea of earning more money so I prefer to read and listen to podcasts and 'sort myself out' and spending time with my girlfriend unless of course, I find out that those things require me getting a job. I have worked a little bit for family friends and some other things but never had a proper job. Although, I'll probably be getting a job since I have to start paying for my counselling sessions at the moment. I'm also transferring universities at the moment and I want to get familiar with the course (timetables, workload, travel, etc). I mean guidance as meaning knowing what decisions are good and bad for you. I feel like I have too many options available. I don't have a dad so I kind of have this romantic idea that people with dads have an easier life as they have good habits ingrained into them from a young age. And if you asked those people when they're older, they may not even consciously understand the importance of that. I could be wrong but that's just a feeling I get. Some examples are, am I studying the right course? What are my passions? How is my mood affected by everyday life? Which friends should I keep? This stuff doesn't seem to come intuitively to me and I actually have quite a low self-esteem because of it. How do those relate together? I'm not sure. I mean, self-esteem should depend upon free will and if there are too many options and it's truly too hard to choose between them, that is not free will but I still feel bad about it anyway. I think that guidance would create a sense of meaning and I think as soon as I get a sense of meaning, maybe the joy from that could 'override' my mood swings to make them seem petty. Sort of like how playing games could override your hunger.
  8. Ahh...government programs. Can't you just smell the progress? I'll take your word for it since I'm not interested enough to do my own research, nor knowledgeable enough to recognize truth from fiction in the medical world. Ahh...gambling. Since the stock market is apparently completely unpredictable, I'll assume the forex market is as well. I can't say I'm betting positively on fiat currency, especially over the long run.
  9. can you tell me the name of that video? or link?
  10. Did you look up divergent thinking?
  11. This reeks of emotional trauma. I had similar feels a while ago and the way I started working through it was by deciding to adamantly learn something totally new (in my case math). Some skills just take time to grow on you. The only solution I see is proving to yourself that you can do it, and get out of your head a little. Drink a beer to calm down or something, most of the stuff you read will still stick.
  12. I hope the title isn't as eyecatching as it is meaningful to what I feel and have encountered: In Austria we have pseudo socialized healthcare, if you aren't employed and don't have some sort of excuse (studying at university, minor, handicap, etc) you have to privately sign up to pay for health insurance. The cheapest option in my case is roughly 400€ monthly (the maximum amount they can charge) which doesn't include the state-pension (both combined would run you around 1000€ monthly which is nearly a minimum wage 40h/week). Both systems are transfer systems by nature, your money isn't actually pooled for you to use later, it's just immediately passed on to the expensive healthcare tourists, immigrant descended (I've heard rumors that around half the healthcare costs incurred in Vienna are due to immigrants and chiefly because of their defective infants as a result of consanguinity in their ethnic populations), and in the case of your "pension", it feeds some person you don't know until they keel over. So not being insured doesn't sound that terrible right? Well, in the fine print of socialized healthcare (which no one bothered to read when the electorate decided to pass this law in a frenzy of feel good emotions decades ago) if you don't have health insurance and you can't pay your bills the government is empowered to come chase down everyone you are related to or have a connection with and to financially eviscerate them until the costs are accounted for. There is no way to waive this: both as the uninsured party as well as the unsuspecting party who is about to get taken for their money's worth. As you can imagine healthcare costs far too much because practically everyone is allowed access to it. What inspired the following thought was when Stefan described something incredible about the nature of NASA in one of his recent podcasts, specifically how publicly funding science is unjustifiable when people are starving to death in the streets (I'm paraphrasing but I believe that to be around 90% accurate). Assuming we accept a welfare state as a given (even though I hate it), surely it would at least try to give the impression that it cares about it's in-group. The absolute worst aftertaste comes after reading budget reports and newspaper articles of how many billion euros these "refugees" are costing the Austrian government. Mind you these are roughly 100 000 people who have gotten around 2.2 bn € allocated to them from the government for this year alone. The democratic option? All of them socialist, just depends on whether the "immigration" box is checked or not. Sure this inspires the deliberation: the world doesn't owe you shit, so to speak. If we take that for granted, then how come you are supposed to owe the world a whole lot of your shit (40% income tax, 20% VAT, a myriad of smaller fun taxes, payroll tax, healthcare contribution, pension contribution)? I just find it funny how if we lived in a world where you truly were owed nothing, there wouldn't be a state this size. I can only give these retorts, crude as they are: in response to "well you need to pay into the social system, what if something happens to you?": private insurance or alternatively no insurance, using debit to afford any services you might need (especially good for young healthy people). in response to "when you're old you don't want to work anymore and can't, who should pay for it?": investing the money on your own, having children and nurturing your relationship so they would care about you when you age. Honestly sometimes my disdain for the boomers and their insecurity about their retirement gets to the point where I would want them to work until the day they die for what they have done (drowning Europe in debt and ethnic conflict). It's also impossible to point out that the "safety net" only works with certain racial groups as the boomers have eaten up the egalitarian nonsense both for the sexes and for the races. Another point I've come up with recently has to do with socialism and voluntaryism, specifically I engaged a lefty who retorted "well not enough people would care/pay money if welfare was privatized", to which I responded "find a way to convince more people or accept that your ideas aren't interesting". I've distilled it since into this: socialists have already admitted to themselves that voluntary participation in the welfare state is impossible and as such don't consider the option and will force involuntary participation upon everyone whether they like it or not. Some days I despair believing the fight to be lost, other days I get the idea to stand for election (and conveniently there is one soon) with one simple promise: to eradicate the welfare state. Roughly 43% of the GDP flows into the state annually (150 bn €), this works out to 17 000 € per Austrian citizen annually. State expenses include 23 billion euros to run a government for 8.5 mn people (that's 2 700 € per citizen) of which 8 bn are to pay interest on the public debt, 2 bn for defense (our military is depleted), 4 bn for the police&firefighters (includes courts of law and prisons), 28 bn for healthcare, 17.5 bn to run the public schools, and now finally for the real superstar: 76.2 bn € for the social welfare state of which 45 bn € are age-related costs (pensions). Am I correct in understanding that my freedom of association is denied when I am forced to pay taxes for a bunch of people whom I don't personally know? What is there to do in a country that you feel compelled to save from it's demise yet cannot find anything worth saving in? All I see are the selfish, the childless, the racially foreign, and the lesser violent (those who advocate big government) and the greater violent (those who advocate positivist human rights and the EU). For anyone seeking a quick political overview of Austria: (Large) SPÖ, Socialist Democrats of Austria; naturally left leaning and pro-EU, currently collapsing due to internal power struggle (Large) ÖVP, Austrian Peoples Party; was once genuinely conservative but has lost its core ideology and they have become sporadic in their ideas and associations, also collapsing due to a power struggle (Large) FPÖ, Austrian "Freedom" Party; these guys actually caused Austria to get sanctioned by the EU for poising the chancellor (an anti-EU man named Jörg Haider), have since become socialist but without immigration, also has a tinge of civic nationalism and regarded as "nazis" in the state-run media (Small) Grüne, Green Party; customed Marxists LARPing as treehuggers, they think cars should be illegal. (Small) Team Stronach, their head of party repeatedly tries bringing the ethnic angle into view but gets shot down as racist and excluded from TV debates. Also pretty left leaning. (Small) NEOS, some splinter faction of the more left leaning elements of the ÖVP, these guys are close to the greens. Voting demographics: The biggest voting block are the boomers split between the SPÖ and ÖVP according to how poor/wealthy they are, respectively. Then you've got the millennials (30-50) which are spread pretty evenly across the board. The younger the voters the more "extreme" they are (polarization between the greens and the FPÖ). I'm sorry if its been a little ranty, I'm just disparaged. In April I posted about the relative crime rates of the Austrian population and the asylum seekers and I am working at turning that into a leaflet in hopes of "memeing" the parliamentary elections this fall, but I'm skeptical given the responses I've gotten when I presented my findings to a number of different audiences. Cheers lads.
  13. Interesting given that steroids and PEDs have been amplified to ridiculous levels. I am finding drugs are getting even stronger and stronger. At the Arnold, Jackson Martinez stood in front of Arnie to receive an award for the comp. Jackson Martinez is a Jr HW class, a foot shorter then Arnie yet, he is 50lbs heavier due to the power of today's steroids and PEDs. Phenol is another example. The tweaking and altering of already powerful drugs. Geranium stem is powerful. Then you got 1-3Dih/DMAA. Its crazy powerful. While I know we still use a lot of the same stuff, a lot of the stuff is much more powerful. When I was a kid, ecstacy was huge but, now everything is Molly. If you order a supplement off bodybuilding dot com, guaranteed, you will piss hot if you were screened by USADA.
  14. Today, I watched a Vid by Jordan Peterson on why high IQ individuals make more money. It has to do with learning of skills faster so they mitigate their time to acquiring more skills, making more resources, and repeating the process again.
  15. The problem with all this is, the magnitude of the number of monads it calls into being. Take a collection of pennies. Is the collection ontologically real? If so, what about the collection minus one penny? And what about the collection minus another, different penny? And so on for all the pairs, triplets, quadruplets, and other groups that can be formed. Apply the same to all apples in the world, all stars in the sky, all atoms making up everything. The number of monads rises towards infinitude. And how are we to explain what it is like to be these monads? Is a collection of disparate stars half a universe away from each other any different from asking what it is like to be the colour red? Or be any other archetype? Yet, if groups are not monads, then what about groups of copper atoms forming a penny? And if not that, what about the copper atom composed of 29 protons, 34 neutrons, and 29 electrons? An alternative to these infinities of very-difficult-to-imagine monads is that only things which we consider conscious in our ordinary lives are monads. That would exclude the nonliving things, but still include the dust mites and diatoms. Even this feels problematic, and we are tempted to shrink the circle to encompass only the visible things, such as worms and lizards and so on all the way up to us. We seem caught between having way too many monads, and having way too few.
  16. How do you know that it is your father that is the "at least one parent" you would like to have a relationship with?
  17. Why don't you have a job? Before you answer that I want to say I'm not going to condemn you for not having one. There are people, even here, who would shame you for not having a job. A "job" confuses the issue though. So while I wonder why you aren't making money, I'm also wondering why you aren't productive in general? If you don't have a job you have a lot of free time. So what are you doing with yourself? Don't you have any hobbies? Passions? Goals? Why do you think you need more guidance? What kind of guidance are we talking about?
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  19. I had three people I learned the most from in my life. All three required I work for free. 1. I met through an acquaintance a woman who owned a small but successful b2b financial company. I was not qualified to work a job there, I had no degree or any experience, I think I was like 19 or 20 at the time. I said, let me work for free and if I prove myself I get the job. She said ok. I trained for 2 months with no pay, and I worked for about another 2 months with no pay. Then I finally closed a deal and she gave me salary + commission. First year I broke $100,000. I learned a lot about the finance world and sales. Unfortunately the real estate downturn 2. I met a guy who was starting a tech company. Yeah he was all talk. He had no employees, office, or anything at all... except he had 3 investors and already raised $1,000,000! He must know something. So I said lets give this a try, I asked if I could join into the company. He said sure but he wasn't ready to hire people and start paying yet. Well I saw the value in being involved since day 1 so I offered to work for free. So there I was working for free. Next thing you now I am the #2 guy there and managing multiple departments and over 40 people. I got to go to investor meetings and do pretty much everything there was to do there. I learned a ton and was offered a piece of ownership of the company but decided to go in another direction. 3. My father, since I was about 10, he made me work for the family business. If he hired someone to clean leaves up outside he gave them a leaf blower and gave me a broom, just to save a buck. I didn't catch any breaks. I worked for him off and on over the years... for free or later on at very low wage. Now I built my own company in the same niche as the family business and am quite successful. I used things I learned from the prior two experiences to be even better at my business and taught my pops some new tricks that really helped him. Each of these experiences I learned more than a full college degree worth of valuable to the point actionable knowledge and got the experience to back it up. My whole life, whichever opportunity I was in, people were always like, how did you get that job, or start that business or whatever... well certainly not by applying to some job on a job website or anything like that. I highly suggest thinking about what you want first, then figure out how to get it, and when the opportunity is there, if its any good, it should be a stretch for you to reach, so yeah, you may have to offer up your work for free.
  20. Here's a good commentary text: G.W. Leibniz's Monadology: an edition for students
  21. What is your "reason for being?" Why are you alive, as opposed to not alive? What do you strive for? Do you strive for anything beyond momentary pleasures? If so, what? How do you know it's worthwhile? Why do you want it in the first place? What value am I to society? Why do I care about my value? How do I know this is in fact my value? These are all questions I regularly ask myself, and while I have my own answers: I am alive because I like living more than not; I strive to build a family; I want to build a good family because I came from a terrible one; and I think it will be worthwhile because it works for Stef. I consider my language skills to be, essentially, my only real skill as, besides my ability to speak and write, I am a very plain person with only a layman's wisdom in any of the various fields I study--history, philosophy, self-knowledge, creative work, etc.--and therefore without my language skills I am not "special". And then there's that question; "Why do I have to be special?" My answer: I don't know, but I think I have to be special because I despise everything that is ordinary and mundane, and if I am mundane and ordinary, I must hate myself. These questions, I'm asking, for both personal and professional reasons. I want to know why people live. I want to know why you live. The reason being, I want to compare myself to others in order to gauge my own value relative to others who have signaled a desire for self-knowledge and self-reform by making themselves regulars of FDR. Also, I want to know more about superior people. Superior being defined as "willing and actively seeking self-improvement and evolution; as compared to inferior people who are wrongfully content with who they are. Wrongful content being determined based on the economic value and the depth of relationships one has." Therefore "right contentment" would be a millionaire following UPB and NAP along the same lines as Stef. He can be content because he has proven himself a man of quality, and established himself and his progeny above the masses. Asking again: What is your reason for being? You don't have to answer all the other questions, but I'd appreciate it if you did and shared how you determined your reason for being. After all, I'm not entirely sure if it is right for me to have this mindset that people should have a reason for being at all.
  22. Metaphysical Positions. Physicalism - (Everything Matter) - Determinism/Predetermined, No ethics. Mind/Spirtialism - (Everything Consciousness, Everything Part of God, Part of a Tribe, Pantheism)- Spinoza and the Stoics, No ethics. Dualism - After thinking about the first 2 positions I was inclined to conclude that to allow for the possibility of Ethics dualism might be the way to go. The conclusion of which made multiple universes a possibility. Although thinking about it, maybe this would be similar to the Euthyphro scenario by Plato, Socratic Dialogues. Leibnizian Monadology - I guess allows for the possibility of Ethics(Ethos?), but includes the acceptance of God, from reading briefly about it, it also seems to resolve the "double slit physics experiment phenomena". I came across the following quote by Schoppenhauer on Wikipedia "Higher Consciousness". "The better consciousness in me lifts me into a world where there is no longer personality and causality or subject or object. My hope and my belief is that this better (supersensible and extra-temporal) consciousness will become my only one, and for that reason I hope that it is not God. But if anyone wants to use the expression God symbolically for the better consciousness itself or for much that we are able to separate or name, so let it be, yet not among philosophers I would have thought." Donna?, could you recommend any books to read on Lebinizian Monadology or perhaps Dualism? Or perhaps something else. If anyone has other ideas on different metaphysical positions I'm open to suggestions, please share.
  23. Monads have been treated earlier, they comprise extensionless, partsless loci of perception and desire. A simple substance. Phantoms are sensory illusions (e.g., parallax) or cognitive illusions (e.g., psychosis). A volume is a collection of monads which don't in of themselves comprise a monad. Examples are the contents of a glass of water, a handful of sand, or an animal body. Remove the enveloping monad—the glass, the hand, the mind--and the volume begins to disperse. In some cases, as with a tractor, to remove the envelope is identical to dispersing the volume, as the envelope is not physically different from the volume. A volume, in other words, is a composite of several monads. Are volumes are always associated with a single monad? Is a pile of sand a mere volume, or is enveloped by a monad? To this question I suggest that we view the matter in terms of language. An enveloped volume is akin to alphabet letters. An enveloping monad is akin to a word. A pile of sand that can be distinguished from nearby sand in some way can be considered such a word. Kick the sand, dematerialise the enveloping monad, and its volume instantly disperses. This philosophy creates an infinity of monads or substances overlapping and nested within each other, each manifesting or not to our senses at any given time. Divide the pile of sand in two and one manifests two new monads whilst demanifesting the original pile's monad. And so on until the original volume has been separated into its individual grains. Increasing in scale, now, we see that groups of people form monads of their own. A rampaging mob forms its own entity enveloping the volume of the people involved. What is it like to be this mob in of itself? Not being alive or sentient it must be akin to being a boulder in motion down a hill, or an electron orbitting an atomic nucleus. These groups overlap and nest until we reach the entirety of humankind past, present, and future taken as a single entity. This would likewise be akin to an orbit, albeit the most sophisticated of all orbits.
  24. That's wonderful to hear. Your potential children are better off with no grandparents (and no uncle) than toxic ones. However, your families may not let you go that easily. Have you heard of the word "hoovering?" (I'm surprised that word isn't mentioned on this forum more often. I assume it's because either people here haven't had a problem with it or they're not familiar with the term.) Hoovering is a tactic abusers use to get their victims to return to them. Read more about it here: https://web.archive.org/web/20111219141505/http://lightshouse.org/lights-blog/when-toxic-people-start-hoovering
  25. CNN IS FAKE NEWS Watch the video
  26. The cheap insulation made up the role of the jet fuel. Hey, but at least they saved 5000 pounds!
  27. It is established that in general, morality trumps ethnicity. The Thirty Years' War having a prime example (as well as having counter example) of this, as Germans were fighting other Germans (an example), while the French were fighting other Catholics (a counter-example), and the Danes and Swedes, historical rivals, were united against Austrian-German supremacy over the Baltic sea region (another counter-example). Does morality always trump ethnicity? Sometimes, it appears, survival trumps all. If the French Catholics had joined the Holy Roman Empire's Catholic League, then the Thirty Years' War would have ended very differently, instead they chose to fight them for both national sovereignty and to curb the power of the Kaiser, as well as make allies with the Protestant rebels. Yes, and no. While self-identification plays a big role, I'd argue that it playing an entire role is only accurate for countries like Switzerland and Luxembourg, both very small and historically not really countries (defining it as a nation, or group of genetically similar states, like the former French Kingdoms, and the former German States), as they're both mixed to the point of becoming an independent ethnic group as well as historically pulled around in a tug-of-war long and often enough to not have any special loyalty, collectively at least, to their neighbors. America is very different. Historically an American is a W.A.S.P.: A White Anglo-Saxon Protestant, and this became the big definition for citizens while countrymen were mostly German Protestants. I being a German Catholic am not really an American by historical standards, but closer than most other ethnic-groups because I am genetically a German and closer to the original WASPs that founded America than say, a Negro. "What is an American?" and to some degree the old German question "What is the American Fatherland?" are very real questions as both cultural and racial identities among native Americans has been slashed to the point where if we identify as Americans and give a definition for an American beyond "muh magic soil", then we're "wayciss". I wouldn't call the Constitution to be the foundation of Americanism, because it is a "living document", i.e., it has no moral weight nor long-term consistency. Free Speech and Private Arms may both be abolished if the wrong person becomes the President, even though both are long-held principles of the American race. I'd argue an America is either A: A WASP with four great-grandparents who were born in America; B: A WASP with two grandparents born here, with all the associated English/American values of hard work, innovation, and anal retention (not always the best of our traits, but a defining one); C: A Saxon (or something close to it, like a Prussian or Dutchman) with two born grandparents and assimilated to the historical culture of WASPyness (no disrespect, since had proven itself the greatest culture ever); or D: Americans are Pan-Aryan: I.e., if it's White, it's an American-potential, all that's missing is WASP values. I'd argue the last definition is de facto what an American is, however I don't think there are any "Americans" in spirit anymore since White culture has been made practically illegal and even though this country was partially founded on White Nationalism, we have to fight tooth and nail for our ethnic sovereignty and to purge the Fatherland of looters and invaders. To say "What is an American" is both a touchy and very personal question, is to underestimate the potency and power of it today. 100 years ago an American was a WASP, and the Irish, Germans, and Italians were all just "minorities". After intermixing, by the 50's, American became a hybrid of these three things. With laws and guilt trips aplenty since, American became merely a piece of paper. Now the Prophet Mohammed himself could be an American if he so desired! I'm curious as to what you think of our hunger for an identity (in fact I think the reason a lot of American youths like myself seek out White nationalism is in order to have an identity more than anything) and how similar (or not) that is to what happened with Yugoslavia? "If you steal my bread, I'll hit you with a stick." Is that coercion? If so, then coercion can be good. If not, then the threat of divorce (unspoken in general, spoken when a marital promise was broken) isn't coercion. Marriage is founded on promises like a business contract; if one of those promises is "I promise to never be a deadbeat", then the wife has every reason to threaten divorce if the husband is a deadbeat. Likewise if "I promise to never be a bitch" is a part of the contract, then vice versa. However what ought to be on a marriage contract is "I promise to make it work, at least until our youngest is married, because it is forever, if I have children since it's no longer just a deal between two people, but a deal involving helpless dependents", because like I wrote, it is supposed to be "forever", so long as the promises are kept.
  28. Guess that's why vampires fail...
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