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    Default Inner Peace, So What?

    Many high-powered successful executives, gamblers, professionals, athletes, etc. otherwise lack inner peace regardless... so what?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DDutton View Post
    Many high-powered successful executives, gamblers, professionals, athletes, etc. otherwise lack inner peace regardless... so what?
    It's the lack of inner peace that makes them no different than the common man. Or maybe they just don't feel comfortable in their own skin. Think Enron/AIG/WorldCom/GM/The Fed Reserve, Stu Ungar, professionals that kill themselves when they don't get their way or get served divorce papers, and the vast majority of professional sports players that are broke after their playing days are done because they think like poor people and cannot manage their millions.
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    Inner peace is to will one thing.
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    but there are millions who hate what they wrongly perceive the Catholic Church to be.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by aslan View Post
    Inner peace is to will one thing.
    What?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zengrifter View Post
    What?
    “Purity of heart,” Søren Kierkegaard’s name for holiness, is conceived as right willing, that is, willing the Good, or what God wills—“the one thing needful.”

    “If it be possible for a man to will the Good in truth, then he must be at one with himself in willing to renounce all double-mindedness.”

    http://www.enotes.com/topics/purity-...will-one-thing
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    Quote Originally Posted by zengrifter View Post
    What?
    Watt?

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    Default You Have Been Demoralized

    "Yuri Bezmenov (aka Tomas D. Schuman), KGB defector explains to Edward Griffin, in an interview of 1984, the process of demoralization, destabilization of US society by the use of the 'active measures' by the soviet intelligence."

    Promotion of meditation is one example of these active measures.



    Full video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5It1zarINv0

    Related video, "The Art of Subversion and Demoralization": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4ZxO5I-s4E
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    "Ideological subversion. To change the perception of every American." 15:00 minute mark in the vid. It seems like there is a lot of that going on here in the U.S. People have to be able to think outside of the box and think for themselves. Another interesting remark around 18:50, a lack of moral standards... I had a talk with a buddy last night about Obama as president and I said he was failing as a leader in my opinon, my buddy said he would vote for him a 3rd time if he could. I couldn't believe it when he said that. I tried to tell him about how Obama has failed the people of the U.S. and how he has out Bushed Bush in many ways. He thinks Obama is doing a great job.
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    Why we gamble

    1 December 2015

    By Frank Scoblete


    About 54 million Americans and Canadians go to casinos every year. That’s about 40% of the joint adult population of these countries. So why do all these people go to casinos when they know the house has an edge that will grind them down, sometimes fast, sometimes slow and sometimes moderately? But over time, they are almost assured to be losers.

    LARRY: I have lost money playing blackjack and roulette but I enjoy the atmosphere and the challenge. The casino is an exciting place. People are really pumped up and everyone is wishing and hoping to win some money.

    BEVERLY: I play slots. I am able to put my work week behind me and just be, I don’t know, like a little kid playing with her toys. I guess you can say I disappear into my own world. What’s good about slots is that it is rare anyone disturbs you. I played a few times at the tables and there were always these obnoxious people who got annoyed with me because truthfully I didn’t know how to play, especially blackjack.

    JIMBO: Craps is my game. Give me the dice and back up boys because I am gonna launch ‘em! I make a lot of the bets on the table and I have a ball. Yeah, over the years, I can’t lie, I am down but that doesn’t matter because the excitement of the game brings me back time and time again. I find the slots boring because I like to be with a lot of cheering people. That’s half the fun; all of us being together, hoping to beat the house.

    RICKY: I am a casual gambler. I play a little of this and a little of that. Slots, video poker, blackjack, craps; you name it I have played it but for very low stakes. Why do people go to casinos? It’s kind of like a fun park for adults. The games are the roller coasters. I think it is an escape but many times it can be depressing if you lose your cool and your money. So it does take a certain amount of discipline to go to a casino, have fun and not get too caught up in the thrill.

    MARY: Slots. I dream of slots, I’m telling you. Before I go to the casinos I think “What would I do if I won millions on one of those big progressives?” I plan out my new, rich life. Who I would help; where I would live; what would I buy? I’d travel the world. So each month I save up my money and then I head to the casino for two days. I’ve won some jackpots but nothing that can change my life. Actually I am behind in my playing career but there is always tomorrow. As Scarlet O’Hara said, “Tomorrow is another day.”

    NINA: I actually don’t gamble much. I take the bus to the casinos twice a month. I might play maybe fifty dollars but that’s about it. I do like to people watch, walk the Boardwalk. That’s a nice day for me.

    There you have it, some reasons why casino gambling is a powerfully attractive force.

    Frank Scoblete’s new book is “I Am a Dice Controller: Inside the World of Advantage-Play Craps!”

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