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And now for something a little different.

I think most people would know that in your lungs and bronchial tubes there are little hair like features that continuously wave and sweep moisture, mucus and dust up and out of your lungs.  This is the way they are kept clean.

The result is that every so often, you cough and the swallow, and anything harmful is cleared from your airways.  No-one thinks twice about this, or of anyone coughing to do this.

Interestingly however, there is a very similar mechanism used by the body in the nose and sinuses – and yet we have this particular social aversion to acting as nature intended with this natural function.

Our sinuses are washed by a continuous production of mucus.  This is designed to capture any dirt, dust, viruses or bacteria, and then carry that all away to the back of our throat, and be swallowed – regularly.

Sometimes that works easily and smoothly – sometimes you need to snort and suck your snot in order to clear it and keep your sinuses clear.

Except we don’t do that.  We are actively trained from childhood, to actively resist doing exactly what is needed to keep us healthy.

We are all familiar with that stuffed up feeling we get when we are coming down with a cold, and the slow burning sensation in the back of our throat as an infection takes hold.

A couple of days later we are fully sick, popping antibiotics, and feeling miserable – because we refused to snort and suck away all that gummy snot in the back of our noses.  That would be unladylike and disgusting… ohh deary no… mustn’t do that…

Frankly, I suspect half of us don’t even know what it is like to have clear sinuses any more. We have never done anything to clear them since early childhood (when we were trained not to).

The reason your sinuses feel stuffed up, is because they are.  And it is the PERFECT breeding ground for all the contagious infections out there.

You have a great big wad of snot that has been sitting around at the back of your throat for a long time that gets septic.  Those germs just bore right into it and start partying up large.  When they have built up a critical mass, they sweep out from there and migrate the infection throughout the rest of your body.

This isn’t exactly rocket science.  Clear your sinuses, let the natural flow of mucus clean and clear, and you won’t get colds… Ta Da.

Yes, it is that simple.

But – first you have to get over your training to not snort and suck your snot.

And then you have to get used to your sinuses being clear again – which won’t feel nice at first.

It will feel dry and raw, because your nose isn’t used to working normally and lubricating normally.

Normal for you will have been having a thick congealed layer of mucus covering your sinuses – like half dried PVA glue.

You need to snort and suck away all that old accumulation first (not easy).  And then get used to, and give time to, your nose getting back to operating the way it is supposed to.

Good luck.

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Another cut and paste story:

A perspective – of being the master of your own destiny.

Here is the link to the original article

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10 reasons you should never get a job

It’s funny that when people reach a certain age, such as after graduating college, they assume it’s time to go out and get a job. But like many things the masses do, just because everyone does it doesn’t mean it’s a best idea. In fact, if you’re reasonably intelligent, you’ll quickly realize its not the most efficient way to support yourself long term. There are far better ways to make a living than selling your time to a job.

It’s funny that when people reach a certain age, such as after graduating college, they assume it’s time to go out and get a job. But like many things the masses do, just because everyone does it doesn’t mean it’s a best idea. In fact, if you’re reasonably intelligent, you’ll quickly realize its not the most efficient way to support yourself long term. There are far better ways to make a living than selling your time to a job.

Here are some reasons you should do everything in your power to avoid getting a job:

1. Income the simple way.

Getting a job and trading your time for money may seem like a good idea. There’s only one problem with it. It’s wasteful! It’s the most inefficient way you can possibly generate income long term!

Why is getting a job so bad? Because you only get paid when you’re working. Don’t you see a problem with that, or do you really think it’s reasonable to only earn income when you’re working? Have you ever considered that it might be better to be paid even when you’re not working? Who taught you that you could only earn income while working? Other people who work of course.

Don’t you think your life would be much easier if you got paid while you were eating, sleeping, and playing with the kids too? Why not get paid 24/7? Get paid whether you work or not. Don’t your plants grow even when you aren’t tending to them? Why not your bank account?

Who cares how many hours you work? Only a handful of people on this entire planet care how much time you spend at the office. Most of us won’t even notice whether you work 6 hours a week or 60. But if you have something of value to provide that matters to us, a number of us will be happy to pull out our wallets and pay you for it. We don’t care about your time — we only care enough to pay for the value we receive. Do you really care how long it took me to write this article? Would you pay me twice as much if it took me 6 hours vs. only 3?

Entrepreneurs often start out on the traditional income path. So don’t feel bad if you’re just now realizing you’ve been suckered. Entrepreneurs eventually realize that trading time for money is indeed extremely inefficient and that there must be a better way. And of course there is a better way. The key is to de-couple your value from your time.

Smart people build systems that generate income 24/7, especially passive income. This can include starting a business, building a web site, becoming an investor, or generating royalty income from creative work. The system delivers the ongoing value to people and generates income from it, and once it’s in motion, it runs continuously whether you tend to it or not. From that moment on, the bulk of your time can be invested in increasing your income (by refining your system or spawning new ones) instead of merely maintaining your income.

Sure it takes some upfront time and effort to design and implement your own income-generating systems. But you don’t have to reinvent the wheel — feel free to use existing systems like ad networks and affiliate programs. Once you get going, you won’t have to work so many hours to support yourself. Wouldn’t it be nice to be out having dinner with your spouse, knowing that while you’re eating, you’re earning money? If you want to keep working long hours because you enjoy it, go right ahead. If you want to sit around doing nothing, feel free. As long as your system continues delivering value to others, you’ll keep getting paid whether you’re working or not.

Your local bookstore is filled with books containing workable systems others have already designed, tested, and debugged. Nobody is born knowing how to start a business or generate investment income, but you can easily learn it. How long it takes you to figure it out is irrelevant because the time is going to pass anyway. You might as well emerge at some future point as the owner of income-generating systems as opposed to a lifelong wage slave. This isn’t all or nothing. If your system only generates a few hundred dollars a month, that’s a significant step in the right direction.

2. Limited experience.

You might think it’s important to get a job to gain experience. But that’s like saying you should play golf to get experience playing golf. You gain experience from living, regardless of whether you have a job or not. A job only gives you experience at that job, but you gain ”experience” doing just about anything, so that’s no real benefit at all. Sit around doing nothing for a couple years, and you can call yourself an experienced meditator, philosopher, or politician.

The problem with getting experience from a job is that you usually just repeat the same limited experience over and over. You learn a lot in the beginning and then stagnate. This forces you to miss other experiences that would be much more valuable. And if your limited skill set ever becomes obsolete, then your experience won’t be worth squat. In fact, ask yourself what the experience you’re gaining right now will be worth in 20-30 years. Will your job even exist then?

Consider this. Which experience would you rather gain? The knowledge of how to do a specific job really well — one that you can only monetize by trading your time for money – or the knowledge of how to enjoy financial abundance for the rest of your life without ever needing a job again? Now I don’t know about you, but I’d rather have the latter experience. That seems a lot more useful in the real world, wouldn’t you say?

3. Lifelong domestication.

Getting a job is like enrolling in a human domestication program. You learn how to be a good pet.

4. Too many mouths to feed.

Employee income is the most heavily taxed there is. In the USA you can expect that about half your salary will go to taxes. The tax system is designed to disguise how much you’re really giving up because some of those taxes are paid by your employer, and some are deducted from your paycheck. But you can bet that from your employer’s perspective, all of those taxes are considered part of your pay, as well as any other compensation you receive such as benefits. Even the rent for the office space you consume is considered, so you must generate that much more value to cover it. You might feel supported by your corporate environment, but keep in mind that you’re the one paying for it.

Another chunk of your income goes to owners and investors. That’s a lot of mouths to feed.

It isn’t hard to understand why employees pay the most in taxes relative to their income. After all, who has more control over the tax system? Business owners and investors or employees?

You only get paid a fraction of the real value you generate. Your real salary may be more than triple what you’re paid, but most of that money you’ll never see. It goes straight into other people’s pockets.

What a generous person you are!

5. Way too risky.

Many employees believe getting a job is the safest and most secure way to support themselves.

Nope.

Social conditioning is amazing. It’s so good it can even make people believe the exact opposite of the truth.

Does putting yourself in a position where someone else can turn off all your income just by saying two words (“You’re fired”) sound like a safe and secure situation to you? Does having only one income stream honestly sound more secure than having 10?

The idea that a job is the most secure way to generate income is just silly. You can’t have security if you don’t have control, and employees have the least control of anyone. If you’re an employee, then your real job title should be professional gambler.

6. Having an evil bovine master.

When you run into an idiot in the entrepreneurial world, you can turn around and head the other way. When you run into an idiot in the corporate world, you have to turn around and say, “Sorry, boss.”

Did you know that the word boss comes from the Dutch word baas, which historically means master? Another meaning of the word boss is “a cow or bovine.” And in many video games, the boss is the evil dude that you have to kill at the end of a level.

7. Begging for money.

When you want to increase your income, do you have to sit up and beg your master for more money? Does it feel good to be thrown some extra Scooby Snacks now and then?

Or are you free to decide how much you get paid without needing anyone’s permission but your own?

If you have a business and one customer says “no” to you, you simply say “next.”

8. An inbred social life.

Many people treat their jobs as their primary social outlet. They hang out with the same people working in the same field. Such incestuous relations are social dead ends. An exciting day includes deep conversations about the company’s switch from Sparkletts to Arrowhead, the delay of Microsoft’s latest operating system, and the unexpected delivery of more Bic pens. Consider what it would be like to go outside and talk to strangers. Ooooh… scary! Better stay inside where it’s safe.

If one of your co-workers gets traded to another master, do you lose a friend? If you work in a male-dominated field, does that mean you never get to talk to women above the rank of receptionist? Why not decide for yourself whom to socialize with instead of letting your master decide for you? Believe it or not, there are locations on this planet where free people congregate. Just be wary of those jobless folk. Just Kidding

9. Loss of freedom.

It takes a lot of effort to tame a human being into an employee. The first thing you have to do is break the human’s independent will. A good way to do this is to give them a weighty policy manual filled with nonsensical rules and regulations. This leads the new employee to become more obedient, fearing that s/he could be disciplined at any minute for something incomprehensible. Thus, the employee will likely conclude it’s safest to simply obey the master’s commands without question. Stir in some office politics for good measure.

10. Becoming a coward.

Have you noticed that employed people have an almost endless capacity to whine about problems at their companies? But they don’t really want solutions – they just want to vent and make excuses why it’s all someone else’s fault. If you can’t call your boss a jerk now and then without fear of getting fired, you’re no longer free. You’ve become your boss’s property.

I don’t care how badly you’ve been beaten down. It is never too late to regain your courage. Never!

Still want a job?

You already know deep down that getting a job isn’t what you want. So don’t let anyone try to tell you otherwise. Learn to trust your inner wisdom, even if the whole world says you’re wrong and foolish for doing so. Years from now you’ll look back and realize it was one of the best decisions you ever made.

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My perspective is that it is probably appropriate, in general, for people to get a job between 20-40.  Look upon this as your apprenticeship.

You aren’t grown up at 20, and you know nothing.  There are some long hard years ahead of you, just to get a clue.

However, there should be the aim and objective that you need to learn as hard and as fast as possible, everything you need to about life, work, the world and being exploited, in order to figure out how to be self-employed.  

Then from 40 – 60, you go to work for yourself, building the Assets and Intellectual Property needed in order to be independent.

But unfortunately, mostly we don’t know what we should be aiming for, or how long this process will reasonably take.

Ultimately though, it is about having a plan to get out from under.

And while working for some-one else is to be treated as  random cannon fodder, that doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot to be learned – IF you know what you are looking to learn.  Use the time and experience in order to get the value from it.  

Nota Bene:  the wage from the job isn’t the value, that is the arbitraged minimum they can trade for you – inherently and always.

And they will dump you like a bad smell at the slightest excuse.  Truth: you owe them ZERO loyalty at all – EVER.

Take them for what you can get – knowledge.  It is the only treasure worth having.

Work for the Man between 20 & 40(ish) – work for yourself thereafter.

And I would suggest governments should apply that rule too.

Only employ people between ages 20-40, and then expect them to retire from civil service, and go out and work in the private sector.

No old civil service Lifers. (& no exceptions)

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This is a comment from a Zero Hedge post/story:

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~ Radical Marijuana.    Radical Marijuana's picture

I tend to believe that power does not so much corrupt as lend scope to preexisting depravity. I tend to regard everyone as operating through systems of organized lies and robberies. Those who were relatively best at doing that, in some times and places, got to have the relative power to express themselves more.

I continue to think it is misleading, if not worse, to use the word “Jew.” I do not believe there are any fundamental dichotomies between people. However, there are relatively differences, in different times and places. There are going to be various groups which become the best organized gangs of criminals, who are therefore going to be enabled to become relative more powerful, and thus, be able to back up up their bullshit social stories better. However, in my view everyone is basically the same.

In my view, looking more critically and deeply at human beings as manifestations of general energy systems reveals that the best descriptions of human behavior are those which expressed the methods and principles of organized crime. I do not agree that there are any groups of human beings which could possibly exist other than as entropic pumps of energy. As soon as we define any human beings as separate from their environment, then they necessarily act like gangs of robbers in the context of that environment, where they must take energy from others in order to live.

Hence, my view is that the relative ruling classes, in relative different places and times, are always the slightly better gangs of organized criminals, whose relative power lends scope to their preexisting nature. Therefore, my views of the possible better resolutions of those kinds of chronic political problems are that we have no choice but to continue to have to muddle through the madnesses of the different dynamic equilibria between the different systems of organized lies operating robberies.

In general, the history of Neolithic Civilization has favoured the selection for the best professional liars and immaculate hypocrites to become the most socially successful, within systems which where necessarily always basically organized lies, operating robberies. The entire Judeo-Christian Islamic traditions were ALL superlative examples of how to operate societies through systems of the biggest bullies’ bullshit. I would not grant “Jews” nor even “Zionists” any specially privileged and unique positions, other than as how somebody, some of the time, somewhere, may be the best at being dishonest, and backing that up with violence, in order to thereby become the best organized gangs of criminals, during those eras of human history, in those places.

However, my view is that a correct understanding of human energy systems reveals that all groups of human beings are always operating through the realities of organized crime. Furthermore, that view then becomes the theoretical basis whereby we MIGHT be able to negotiate better compromises between the different dominant groups of organized criminals (which necessarily include, in my view, ALL possible groups of human beings).

Theoretically, that is made more imperative by the development of weapons of mass destruction, however, as my comment below outlined, it is far more probable that human beings have become far too criminally insane, and childishly superstitious at the same time, to be able to transcend their limitations. Almost every group tends to believe that they are the “good guys,” while others are the “bad guys.” My view is that there are NO “good guys,” only different kinds of “bad guys,” some of whom, for some of the time, in some places, become relatively the best at really being the “bad guys,” who thereby then get away with asserting their version of the biggest bullies’ bullshit that they are the “good guys.”

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