Doesn’t seem like “God” can be bothered.
Dry sarcasm usually doesn’t transfer well over a computer screen – it is best when the tonal voice inflections can be heard. 4 days ago
Take me down the same way you take down all these “hunters”. Use all your vast, godlike powers to find me. Should be EASY.
After all, I’m the “killer of dreams” on here …. why not get rid of me, if you can?
Rhymes are not spells. If any random collection of rhyming words created magical effects, then ALL songs would be causing magical havoc anytime anyone sang them with emotion and conviction.
Words have power, yes – the power to cause us to think, to choose, to decide, to consider, to change our minds. They do not cause “magic”.
There are no such things as “magic spells”.
If there were we would see their effects everywhere, everyday. People all over the world would be causing near random effects everywhere just from talking, or screaming, or arguing, or singing.
Words are not magic. No amount of emotion, feeling, conviction, willpower, anything – can cause any collection of rhyming or non-rhyming words to create any kind of magical effect or result. Magic isn’t real.
If magic was real, like any form of energy we would be able to measure its effects by observation, documentation, testing/experimentation, and comparison of accumulated results for consistency, like any real form of energy.
Electricity is real – even though we cannot see it, because it acts the same way, consistently, according to the laws of Energy, and produces the same results over and over and over and over again ad infinitum. If I flip my light switch 1 million times, the light comes on everytime, unless the power is off or my bulb burns out.
No evidence exists to even support a hypothesis of “magic”, let alone a working theory. None.
There are NO such things as vampires.
Posting your real address is asking to die. Vampires are not real – no matter who tells you they are – but monsters like pedophiles, rapists, serial killers, and slave traffickers are very real.
If you are lucky all you will be contacted by are harmless people caught up in their vampire fantasy, but you run the very real risk of winding up dead, just another statistic, found (if found at all) buried in a shallow grave or facedown in a ditch.
Worse yet you could end up sold into slavery out of the country, winding up as a slave in some foreign brothel, raped over and over again until one of them kills you or you contract a disease like syphilis, gonorrhea, or AIDS. The only “medical” treatment you can then hope for is a bullet in the head, your body dumped into a canal or fed to pigs.
You need to drop this fantasy before you wind up seriously hurt, dead, or worse.
Vampires are NOT real. I am a Nurse, with over ten years experience, training, and knowledge.
Such “goals” as the one you are promoting are targeted against an individual and are an infraction of the Terms of Service and will get the “goal” deleted and may be grounds for deletion of your profile as well.
There have been numerous other such goals against me – not one of them remains. And I have flagged the goal, btw. 1 week ago
First, what I write is based in objective fact and verified scientific and medical data. It’s not baloney, by any stretch of the imagination – at least, not to anyone who actually knows the differences between fact and fantasy, objective versus subjective, and reality versus imaginary.
I’ve been here for four years. I’m not going anywhere. I don’t abuse the site by posting against Terms of Service – all I do is to exercise my Freedom of Speech the same as anyone else. Simply because you don’t like what I say is no excuse for creating a goal designed to promote hate against me.
I can’t suspend anyone’s account. Only the Neighborhood Watch does that. If you were reported by someone for some infraction of the Terms of Service, and the Neighborhood Watch deleted your account because of it, then you deserved to lose it. Don’t blame me for your transgressions.
Your definition of a “brat” is obviously anyone who uses logic, fact, and scientific and medical data to debunk a myth or fantasy that you yourself seem to be infatuated with. In that case, all individuals who know the truth and are quite willing to expose a fantasy for what it is are “brats”.
In life you had better learn that people are not going to accept fantasies as “truth” unless you can provide the factual data and documentation to support your hypotheses. 1 week ago
The longtunic is Viking, made of French flax linen, the same as the hood, although the hood may be a little later in period and is Anglo-Saxon in design. The gloves are kid leather, the bracers are wax-hardened 16 oz. chrome-tanned leather, the sword is a Ranger longsword, full tang construction, from United Cutlery I believe. The bow is a 50 lb. Ben Pearson laminate recurve, and the arrows are Three Rivers Archery traditional arrows. The “shades” are actually my prescription glasses, featuring auto-darkening lenses. The Celtic tapestry is cotton, and the blanket over my chair is a microfiber/lambswool reversible throw. 2 weeks ago
The human body maintains a temperature usually between 96 and 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. Some people have been known to routinely and as a matter of metabolic rate either run a degree or so below this or even a degree or two above it.
Metabolic rate is also why growing teenagers can seemingly consume vast amounts of food and not gain significant weight as opposed to what a person 20, 30, 40 years older or more might gain.
Also, if your hands, feet, and skin seem to always be cold, you might want to start by having your heart checked. If there are factors such as clogged or obstructed blood vessels this can reduce the blood flow to the extremities and thereby also reduce the temperature.
Cold isn’t actually a thing you can emanate – rather cold is the absence of heat. When you heat something up the faster the atoms in it moves as it gains energy. As it cools down it loses this energy to the surrounding environment, and the atoms don’t move as fast. If the atoms lose more energy than they can produce, they become still and locked in place almost – becoming frozen. If you feel something is “cold” it is because your body is losing thermal energy to the cold object as Nature attempts to even out the varying temperatures. 2 weeks ago
You can’t remember your own name? Hit by a truck? Puh-leeze.
You know your own name – even given the unlikely scenario that you did suffer an amnesia causing event, your parents told you your name. Or your wallet I.D. did. A person taken to a hospital for amnesia is fingerprinted and ran through massive databases of missing person files to narrow down and establish identity, as well as face recognition software.
You obviously know your name because you have Internet and Net capable devices. These things take identification and money, and money takes a job, which again takes I.D. such as birth certificates. If not you, then your parents.
The human memory is a function of biochemical recordings on the brain cells for memory. There is no memory prior to conception/birth. none. 2 weeks ago
Hypothermia can set in even in the summer, if you are wet and exposed to the wind. I always have a rain poncho and a small umbrella in the car, and during the summer a lightweight tent or tarp and tie-out ropes.
When I go on long distance kayak trips in the summer, I use a hammock that is covered with mosquito netting and a silnylon tarp suspended over it in a classic A pitch using a ridgeline. The hammock weighs 14 ounces, the tarp weighs 8 ounces, and the stakes, ropes, and hardware weigh about 8 ounces total, and it all stuffs down into a sack about as big as a small football.
The hammock keeps me up off the cold, possibly wet ground, and eliminates the possibility of waking up with creepy-crawlies or slithery-slimies, as well as giving me a comfortable night’s rest up off of roots, rocks, divots, hills, slopes, etc. 2 weeks ago
Lord BearclawRecent "vampire" activity on this site, trolling for real world "hook-ups" and people giving out real world locations.
HOUSTON (Reuters) – The arrest of an American man who broke into a woman’s house and tried to suck her blood over the weekend has sparked discussion about the impact of vampire books and movies on youth culture.
Whether pop culture played a role in the attack remains to be seen, as 19-year-old Lyle Monroe Bensley awaits a psychiatric evaluation in jail on burglary charges in Galveston, Texas.
Found growling and hissing in a parking lot and wearing only boxer shorts, the pierced and tattooed Bensley claimed he was a 500-year-old vampire who needed to “feed,” Galveston Police Capt. Jeff Heyse said.
Vampires have been a focal point of literature since Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel, “Dracula”. But fascination, particularly among young people, has peaked in recent years with the popularity of the “Twilight” books about teenage vampires and the television series, “True Blood.”
“I think the vampire is a metaphor for the outsider and the predator in all of us,” said author Anne Rice, whose Vampire Chronicles series has captured the imaginations of horror fans since the 1970s.
“We’re all conscious at times of being alone, of being alienated, of being a secret self that fears exposure to the judgments of others. So we feel like vampires,” she told Reuters.
Bensley is now being held in the Galveston County Jail on a $40,000 bond for home burglary with intent to commit a felony.
The woman, who lived near Bensley and did not know him, escaped the attack unharmed, Heyse said.
Kevin Petroff, chief of the Galveston County District Attorney’s office, told Reuters no defense attorney has been appointed to date, and if Bensley had hired a lawyer privately, no notice had been filed.
YOUTHFUL FOR ETERNITY
Dr. Thomas Garza, who teaches a course in vampire lore at the University of Texas, said young people might aspire to be like vampires because they cheat death and are able to stay beautiful, powerful, and youthful for eternity.
The modern vampire in popular culture is more attractive, suave, and fashionably dressed than the Old World Slavic vampires, adding to the resurgence of their appeal, he added.
“I would say that it is the Twilight saga in particular that has brought out the younger teen fans. In that connection, Edward is a very ‘safe’ vampire, a kind of ‘starter vamp’ for beginners, if you will,” Garza said.
“He’s pretty, yes, so the seduction’s there, but he’s more than reluctant to act on his and Bella’s sexual desires. He can go out in daylight – and even ‘sparkles’ in the sun, giving him a completely non-threatening character. He drives a Volvo, for goodness sake.”
While Bensley’s Texas antics have captured international attention, the delusion of actually being a vampire has been a contributing factor in other criminal cases as well.
In 1996, a 16-year-old Kentucky youth obsessed with the role-playing game, “Vampire, the Masquerade,” enlisted three other teenagers to go with him to Florida to help kill the parents of his former girlfriend.
Two years later, a San Francisco man claiming to be a 2,000-year-old vampire was arrested for slashing the necks of four homeless people, one fatally. A serial killer arrested in England in 1949 allegedly drank a cup of blood from each of his six victims.
Rice has interacted with thousands of fans of her Vampire Chronicles novels, but said such intense personal identification with vampires was “quite beyond me.”
“My readers are romantics. They’re into the poetry and the romance of vampires; they don’t think they themselves are vampires,” Rice said. “I have never personally met anyone in all these years who claimed to be a vampire.”
(Edited by Karen Brooks and Cynthia Johnston)
This is why these fantasies are dangerous. This is what I’ve been talking about on here for years.2 weeks ago
was what made him let go and fall.
I never go in the wilderness unarmed, and never have.
The spear also serves as my hiking staff. 2 weeks ago
Four years. I have patience, backed by knowledge and conviction of character.
Old is only a comparative number. I am just as active, agile, and strong as I was when I was 18. In fact, I am in better shape. As a Nurse I have a career that is most definitely not useless.
As for names, “JulyBFantasyForever” doesn’t even make sense.
Lord is my title, and not one that I gave myself. I earned my title through work, service, dedication, and my ability on the battlefields of the SCA.
Bearclaw was also given to me, by my first wife due to my physical resemblance to a book character. It also has a deeper meaning to me, given that when I was 17 I accidentally surprised a male black bear in the woods, and he attacked. I scurried into a pine tree, but the bear came after me anyway. The pine branches slowed him down and limited his strength and size. I was armed, with a six foot spear, and I used it, stabbing downwards in an effort to drive him away. I connected several times, but he was insistent on eating me. Suddenly he stopped growling and seemed to be slipping out of the tree. he hit the ground and didn’t move. I had put the spear through his eye socket into his brain cavity.
So my name has more honor, courage, loyalty, and bravery behind it than you could possibly know. 2 weeks ago
Just a teller of the truth. Vampires do not exist. There are no such things. This is a fact.
That isn’t a guess, or an opinion, or what I think. It’s what I know to be a fact. I am a Nurse. Vampires are biologically, physiologically, and genetically impossible.
If there were such things they would be part of the fossil record, just like Neanderthalensis, and they would represent a portion of the global population, and would end up in hospitals, jails, morgues, etc. just like everyone else.
A good person doesn’t allow lies and misinformation to be presented as truth. A good person challenges such deception wherever they find it so that other minds are not deceived by the lies. 2 weeks ago
You don’t bite anyone.
If a human bites another human in the neck, it isn’t going to be two surgical puncture wounds like you see in the movies.
It’s going to be a horrible, mangled tearing wound similar to a dogbite. The human jawbone simply isn’t constructed to be able to slice/bite through tendon, muscle, cartilage, etc. so the teeth will only tear the outer layer of skin and anything directly underneath it – in this case the jugular vein.
If you tear open the jugular vein in the neck, you are going to be coated by the spray of blood everytime the heart beats. You, the poor schmoe unfortunate enough to believe your fantasy of being a vampire, the room, everything in about five feet distance.
If the wound is bad enough, and the jugular is severed, they’re going to die of blood loss in about 5 to 10 minutes. And no, they’re not going to “resurrect” as a “vampire”. They’ll be dead.
And you my friend, will be guilty of murder.
You’re not a vampire. Such things do not exist. This is a fact of medical science. 2 weeks ago
They don’t give out Medical Doctorates for free. 2 weeks ago
It is a hoaxed lie. A complete lie. Man is descended from upright, bipedal primates. Mammals, warm-blooded mammals.
Birds (even chickens) are descendants of the raptor dinosaurs and the first feathered “birdlike” creatures like Archeopteryx.
We share no DNA with them. None.
There is no possible way for mankind to have evolved such things in so short a timespan from the point where we developed larger brains and became a distinctly separate species. None.
It is obviously a spoof, as the last line shows – “Bat boy” did not exist, and Elvis, contrary to Men in Black, is quite dead. 2 weeks ago
Lord BearclawYour concept is as bad a fantasy as the things Ken Hamm was trying to hit Bill Nye with.
God and humans are two entirely different concepts.
Your unique personality is a function of the biochemical recordings of your sum life experiences. It isn’t a nebulous “spirit” like “Casper the Friendly Ghost that occupies the same space as your body and gets drug along by a “silver cord” or some other twaddle.
The only thing that makes YOU you are what you experience. We know this to be a fact. And we know that it is undeniably dependent on the brain cells.
When a person suffers brain damage, especially regions of the brain pertaining to memory, they change. They become “someone else” entirely, according to all friends and family. Their personality changes, ergo so does their “soul”.
People can believe in Superman and Popeye too. And there is the simple evidence that they do not exist, just as the evidence that I have just cited shows that the only “spirit”, or “soul”, is what is contained in the memory cells of the brain. Without the information stored in the brain we are nothing. If, for the sake of argument, the “spirit” could be divorced from the body a’la countless movies and tv shows, then it would be a completely blank slate.
It would have no access to any of its memories – any of them. It wouldn’t know who it was, where it was, what had happened, how to talk, anything. It would be as blank a slate as a newborn child (therein lies the basis for the reincarnation delusion).
Your eyes cannot perceive anything except the visible spectrum – not infrared, not ultraviolet, nothing except the visible spectrum. Neither is your brain a “sensory” organ that allows for direct perception of outside data and stimuli – all stimuli must enter our brain per one of the Five Senses.
There is NO such thing as ESP. 2 weeks ago
You cannot make up a story without any evidence to support it at all and expect anyone with a lick of common sense and scientific understanding to take it at face value.
First come the questions: what makes you believe this? where did you find facts to support your hypothesis? why do you believe this when there is nothing to back it up? How do you intend to support such an untenable idea?
Fire is a supportable, physical concept with real world proof of its existence.
God is not part of the physical realm and cannot be argued for or against using physical science.
But “auras” are claimed to be generated by physical, terrestrial beings who in all ways exemplify the principles and Laws of Physical and biological science.
We produce no other quantifiable energy. None. Thermal, Electromagnetic, and Neural. That’s it.
Our “spirit” or “soul” is our personality – every experience we have ever had recorded biochemically on our brain cells – which do not generate any other energy save neurological. That’s it. We don’t give off some “etheric” energy that only Certain People Can See. Our eyes do not work that way.
Just because Science cannot produce the Answers to Every Single Question in the Universe YET does not mean that you get to fill in perceived gaps with whatever fairy tale is most convenient for you.
There is no factual data behind claims of “auras”, just as there is no data to support dragons, or elves, or mermaids, or vampires, or werewolves, or Stay-Puft Marshmallow Men. These things aren’t real. The people who say they can “see” these things are either lying or are hopelessly deluded, perhaps with medical conditions of the eyes that their mind rationalizes as seeing “auras”, when in fact it is a visual deficit.
If a person has an eye injury that makes them see double it in no way means that when they look at you there is suddenly a doppleganger of you standing inches away, invisibly, it just means they are seeing an optical illusion, like a mirage. 2 weeks ago
No human ancestor had wings.
This is complete delusional fantasy. I don’t know where you found this article, but it’s complete lies. 2 weeks ago
These aren’t dreams. They are delusional fantasies. Period.
I don’t have to respect anything except facts – I have to acknowledge a fantasy, but then I am free to use facts to tear it completely apart so other people are not deceived by it.
If you consider people who tell you the straight truth to be “brats”, and look up to those who tell you lies, then you need to get your priorities straight.
Especially those who are your adult elders and who know what they’re talking about.
Annoying? Yes I am. I will always be annoying to those who seek to use lies, fantasies, and misinformation to deceive others into delusional thinking patterns. 3 weeks ago
If they were real and not making money, then they’d be doing the whole help the police out con.
It’s simple guesswork, coupled with a good healthy dose of criminal pathology that sometimes pans out – more often than not, in fact far more often, such “psychics” miss their guesses completely.
Look at the famous “psychic” Sylvia Brown for examples of how badly they fail at their con when they start believing their own hype. 3 weeks ago
The whole “aura” nonsense was born out of the late 1800’s, about the same time that sham “mysticism” and other “spiritualism” began to be extremely popular among the Victorian society.
The con men of that time began to use it as a way to cheat and swindle gullible people along with others cons such as séances, tarot cards, scrying, tea leaf reading, etc. etc. etc. ad nauseum.
It’s not real. For all the reasons I have explained. It is a straw man argument to even insinuate that Science cannot prove auras aren’t real – yes, we can, and we have. Just as we have long proven that the human eye can only see visible light. Your eyes work the same as mine and everyone else on this planet – no one can see other wavelengths of the light spectrum. No one. You don’t get the luxury of claiming something is simply because you cannot see it – you must prove it is there through observation, documentation, experimentation, and repeatable, consistent results. For instance, at a “psychic fair” I tested six different “aura readers”, for between $10 and $25 dollars a “reading”.
Now if my “aura” was a real thing, it would have appeared the same to each one, or at least been interpreted consistently. No such thing happened. Between the different “readings” I was told I was happy, sad, angry, gleeful, vacant, and enraged. My “aura” color went from green to blue to red to white to green and to purple. I was told I had recently suffered a loss, that I had gained something important, that I was going to experience a life-altering change, etc.
None of which was true – what I was doing was playing the “cold reading” trick in reverse – altering my facial expressions, my posture, my tone of voice, even my state of neatness with my clothing, all designed to show that the “aura” readers were doing “cold readings”. There’s nothing mystical about a cold reading – it is the trained ability to consciously recognize and interpret physical and verbal clues that people drop without even realizing it, from clothing choices and colors to body language to facial expression to speech patterns to anything at all.
If “auras” were real, mine would have shown the one thing they never stated: a great curiousity and disdain for their scam and con game.
You can’t see a “spirit” – human “souls” are our very essence – which is to say our personality, our unique being, which is the sum of every experience, choice, decision, or result that has ever happened to us in our conscious state of being. Our “spirit” is us – it isn’t some amorphous cloud that surrounds us – our “soul” is our unique personality composed of every single thing we remember, all encoded biochemically into our brain cells.
This isn’t “bashing” – it’s the complete truth. Your friend cannot see anything except lightwaves in the normal visible spectrum. She certainly didn’t “see” some energy wing form, as we don’t have wings. We never have had wings, and never will. We are upright hominid primates, descended from land mammals, and we share no DNA with any creature that has ever had wings except the bat – which developed its mutation far after our families split off to form hominidae and rodentia. Your friend isn’t seeing anything except what her imagination tells her she is “seeing”. It isn’t real. 3 weeks ago
Auras are not real. The human body only generates three quantifiable forms of energy: neurological, electromagnetic, and thermal. None of these three forms can be seen with the human eye, which only picks up light in the visible spectrum.
If there was a certain “special” kind of person who could see such nebulous and heretofore unknown energies while the great majority could not, then it stands to reason such a “gift” would be hereditary and subject to the laws of genetics as modeled by Mendel. This means that out of a current global population of almost 7 billion 25% or 1.7 billion would have the gift to see auras.
It still also does not explain how they could perceive such an energy field in the first place – as I said, the human eye only registers lightwaves in the visible spectrum – it cannot pick up neural, electromagnetic, or thermal energy until thermal generates enough energy to produce visible radiation, like a flame or superheated metal.
What is far more likely is the possibility of visual defects in so-called “aura readers” which cause them to erroneously assume they are “blessed” with a supernatural gift to detect a heretofore unknown, undiscovered, and nebulous energy field of unknown origin and etiology when all scientific observation clearly shows that auras are not real.
Examination by Kirlian photography is inconclusive and non-empirical data at best, as Kirlian measures and records electromagnetic field fluctuations. Every living thing has an EM field, and such fields are in constant flux. Again, the human eye cannot pick up or register EM fields.
Half-baked theories of “etheric doubles” and other such twaddle have absolutely zero basis in fact and in reality are fantastical speculations only. Usually individuals claiming “special” knowledge of such theories are quick to qualify that “science” has no evidence of such things but cannot explain how it is that “they” know these things when scientific observation does not.
There are no “true” psychics. Psychic phenomena is completely without any credible evidence to back up its claims, and is usually the purview of the con artist, the scammer, and the egotistical maniac.
I challenge anyone who says these fantasies are real to submit a claim to the James Randi Foundation to prove such paranormal abilities or claims are real. The Foundation is offering a 1 million dollar prize to anyone who can substantiate proof. BTW, no one has ever successfully claimed the money. Good luck. 3 weeks ago
Worse yet, the person telling you this fantasy probably believes it from paranoia.
If someone is stalking her, then she needs to inform the police, as the predator could be a pedophile, a serial killer, or a slave trader procuring victims for the overseas slave trade. 3 weeks ago