A computer needs electricity to power it, otherwise it is only a collection of hardware that do not perform any task.
My understanding is that, the body is like a computer: it has all the parts and modules, and is capable of complex chemical reaction.
But what is this thing that energize the body hardware and that read this email? Whatever you call it, it is not part of the body hardware, just like the electricity passing through the computer RAM, CPU, harddisk, etc. is not part of the computer.
If I understand correctly, the "eternal life" is only a realization. When one realizes that he/she is not the computer but the electricity that energize the computer, then he/she become aware of the "eternal life". Electricity is a form of energy. Energy cannot be destroyed, only transformed.
Now EU is giving Russia one week before more sanctions. Why does EU want to commit economic suicide?
Maybe because its economy has reach the end after all, and the recession or maybe depression become inevitable. Now they can at least blame it on Russia.
What I trying to say is that this whole Earth thing might be deliberately designed. I can think of other designs.
Let me give you more challenge here:
So "stocktor_evil" might be the label you give to your body. But is your body, which is doing all these metabolisms, you? :-))
until we become ONE with the Universe. or until we find the "still magnetic light" inside that is centering us.
what we usually hear from the Federal Reserve official. If after $4+ trillion monetary stimulus and $7+ trillion new debt, and the stock indices reach new all-time high, the growth is still average about 2%. Then what would happen next??
Many people say that this world is illusory. I wonder whether they are right. Many things do not make sense at all. :-))
As to (7) Self-awareness cause human extinction:
As I look out at my backyard, I can see all the plants so vibrant and full of life. But during the winter, they all seemingly disappeared into the void. Yet. when the Springs comes, the cycle of life starts.
The ultimate pursue of life is to converge into the middle and connect with the "still magnetic light", i.e. the ONE. When a human species reach that point, then it is probably for it to retire, like those plants in the winter, in order to re-emerge again.
My opinion is that the complete "self-awareness" cannot come spontaneously. One cannot achieve in isolation, no matter how much time he/she spend -- million of years. One must acquire the inspiration and knowledge from outside, as the catalysts. But ultimately, one has to figure it out himself/herself.
So, in that sense, the "extinction" is not the end. It is just like doors: one closes and another opens.
I agree with all the above statements, more or less. Here are why:
(1) If you carefully observe everything in this physical world, you will see that polarity is the cause of everything we sense, not just the visible matters, but the invisible matters such as emotion, thought, opinion, etc.
(2) According to Chinese Taoism, the ultimate pursue of life is to converge into the middle, where the "still magnetic light" (coined by Walter Russell) lies. In order to do that, one has to extinguish his/her sense of passion, desire, lust, pride, ambition .... (Apparently that is not a task for everybody.)
(3) Hence one can view the life as complicated, or one can view life as quite simple: polarity.
As to the chemical reactions, the nature has two major ones: the photosynthesis and the metabolism. The human society, seemingly so advanced and so sophisticated, largely rests on the foundation of producing and satisfying our basic needs and derived needs for accomplishing the process of metabolism.
So what if the human body is redesigned to eliminate the metabolism so that we can absorb the photon energy directly. Will the human society be organized in the same way?? :-))
Life goes on, until it does not. Various theories are simply invented by our mind to fool us that things will not change. They do, sometimes dramatically.
If the disaster indeed comes, then you know the consequences we all suffer from ruled by the lawyers, at least on the surface. :-))
it provides us a fresh, though bleak, perspective, in contrast to those hypnotic operations which we are subject to on a daily basis from the Federal Reserve, or financial media such as CNBC, or Bloomberg.
Predicting the future is usually a perilous task, because people still can exercise their free-will to change it.
It was so obvious. When the temperature starts to go down, Putin would proceed.
We need growth rate figure by each quartile of the population groups.
The current Gross or Aggregate number does not mean anything in the current "new norm" economy: 1/3 of population are suffering from financial stress; 2/3 of population have been helped by the Fed's QEs.
It could be Russian or Chinese. But Pentagon is too sky to admit it, I guess.
Check out the "scalar wave energy weapon.". It was said to have been developed in the 1970s. It can do the job.
The big crash is coming ....The entire world, that portrayed by the Mainstream Media, is setting up to it.
So I was right, after all. The US stock market will likely crash after the Labor Day.
Recently, Yellen acknowledged that labor market is still not good enough for rate hike. Fed Fisher also commented that the growth prospect in US would be unexpectedly sluggish. They did not know or they just pretend. I wrote this in 2009.
This American financial/economic crisis is the product of many years of excess built up in the global financial system. Partly because USD is the world reserve currency and partly because the Wall Street enjoys dominant position in world financial stage, the entire private financial system, including commercial banks, investment banks, hedge funds, private equity corps, investment structures such as CDO/CLO, and other SIVs and SPVs, has, during the past twenty-five years, helped to created a false sense of prosperity in America and other developed world by, like a ENRON corp, hiding the loss/debt but showing the profit/wealth.
The persistent demand for USD denominated assets by foreign central banks and domestic non-bank financial institutions such as Insurance companies, pension funds, mutual funds has contributed to the appreciation of USD assets. That trend prompted the creations of many loosely regulated domestic speculative institutions such as hedge funds, which, with the tremendous funding from the banks and investment banks, try to take advantage of pricing trend with highly leveraged bet. Such demand from speculative financial institutions and the greater willingness for the banks to lend have further boosted the assets prices and hence the sense of wealth and prosperity among most American consumers and American corporations (higher stock prices, higher housing price, higher commodity prices, higher wage and labor compensations etc.)
Although the foreign demand helps to firm up the marginal transaction prices on these assets, it is, in my view, the highly leveraged positions taking on by the domestic hedge funds generated most of the demand. As I mentioned earlier, these leveraged positions were mostly financed by the banks and other investment vehicles, which are largely hidden from plain sight. Such ENRON like private financial system have been sanctioned by the government and by the organizations like FASB probably unwittingly, and have been promoted by all level of “grass-root” networks including educational institutions.
I think that it is almost impossible for US government to replicate the private shadowy banking system (i.e. hedge funds, SIVs, etc.) existed before 2007 since it is prohibitively expensive to take the tens of trillion of hidden debt/loss onto government balance sheet. With subdued future investment demand from traditionally current-account-surplus nations such as OPECs, China, Japan, etc., and from badly hurt hedge funds and SIVs, the USD assets could enter into a secular downtrend which would likely last a few more years.
We have now witnessed the first and second stage of this “One-hundred-year flood” — the financial crisis and the economic crisis. I think that the third stage would be the social crisis. The high unemployment and high number of family in financial distress over a long period of time would present a fresh test to the democratic political system.
Investors are waking up. The policy rate is already at zero. The fed balance sheet already exceeds $4 trillion. The explicit part of US sovereign debt is approaching $18 Trillion, despite the record tax receipts.
!/3 of American are still under financial stress. More QE will not help these people much because the businesses would consider such additional stimulus transient and would not be enough to put GDP growth onto the long-run sustainable path, so that they will not create many full time jobs.
I wonder how long can the people fake it.