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What does a stereotypical blimp pilot look like?
Balanced and Committed ~ Goenka
By learning to remain balanced in the face of everything experienced inside, one develops detachment towards all that one encounters in external situations as well. However, this detachment is not escapism or indifference to the problems of the world. Those who regularly practice Vipassana become more sensitive to the sufferings of others and do their utmost to relieve suffering in whatever way they can — not with any agitation, but with a mind full of love, compassion, and equanimity. They learn holy indifference — how to be fully committed, fully involved in helping others, while at the same time maintaining balance of mind. In this way they remain peaceful and happy while working for the peace and happiness of others.
This is what the Buddha taught: an art of living. He never established or taught any religion, any “ism.” He never instructed those who came to him to practice any rites or rituals, any empty formalities. Instead, he taught them just to observe nature as it is by observing the reality inside. Out of ignorance, we keep reacting in ways which harm ourselves and others. But when wisdom arises—the wisdom of observing reality as it is—this habit of reacting falls away. When we cease to react blindly, then we are capable of real action—action proceeding from a balanced mind, a mind which sees and understands the truth. Such action can only be positive, creative, helpful to ourselves and to others.
quoted in the book “The Buddha Is Still Teaching: Contemporary Buddhist Wisdom”
I just feel like I gotta throw this out there…
As a person who has done a lot of recreational drugs, nothing has had a worse come up or body high as pre-workout supplements.
Wake up. Work 10 hours. Smoke a blunt. Hit the weights. Play ball. Smoke a blunt. Watch a movie. Listen to music. Smoke a blunt. Go to bed. Repeat.
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\m/ Burning Ice is the name of my band
but only in the form of haikus
I’m so mad if the thing that ruined one of my favorite words is the name of a goddamn bellsprout
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A radio station in my town played Sonic Adventure 2 music late last night. Seriously.
YOUR TOWN IS LIKE THE COOLEST TOWN WTF TELL THEM TO PLAY AQUATIC MINE
Holy shit, if I ever heard SA2 music on the radio I would flip the fuck out. Or Jet Set Radio/JSRF? Could you imagine????
We need a petition to start a National Video Game OST radio station.
Gotta love being one of the few intelligent and professional people at your company.
I love getting emails full of gibberish, can’t wait til I’m the person that gets in trouble for not understanding her use of not-English
EVERY PART OF THIS IS WRONG
no mom im not a “shrek fan” im a brogre
NASA will be announcing a decision marking the largest shift in policy since the space shuttle took over in the wake of the Moon Landings.
What is it? They’ll announce which company will be building their next spaceship. Possibly spaceships.
Why? Why are they shifting the responsibility of space travel to companies? Well they’re only shifting the responsibility of Low Earth Orbit space travel… basically the area of space where the International Space Station orbits. Potentially this will reach all the way back to the Moon again.
What this does is it frees massive… inordinate amounts of their annual funding to move from having to produce and maintain their own spaceship, now these companies will take care of that.
NASA is moving on. They’re preparing to allow the private industry into space now and they’re moving focus from orbiting Earth… into deep space.
NASA will be focusing from now on, on a mission to Mars and missions beyond.
They’ll continue to work in LEO but this will no longer constitute disproportionate amount of their budget to do.
The three major competitors are:
Boeing: They’ve made the most expensive and least innovative space ship, it’s a capsule called the CST-100. It’s not a bad vehicle. It’s all running on proven science and is being produced by a company experienced in space travel. They’re often seen as the favored candidate. They launch on Atlas V rockets which require Russian engines to launch.
SpaceX: They’ve designed a capsule not dissimilar to Boeing’s in exterior, but in reality is far different. It will have the ability to land propulsively, meaning it can land with rockets gently lowering it to the surface of Earth as opposed to using parachute and crashing as slowly as possible. In addition to having new advances in technology, this choice would be much cheaper than the other three. SpaceX’s Dragon V2 space capsule will launch on a Falcon 9 rocket, all parts coming from America. This would be the cheapest option and arguably the most innovative.
Sierra Nevada: They’ve made a space ship a lot like a miniature space shuttle. An obvious difference is the method of launch which will be whilst mounted on the tip of an Atlas V rocket.
The Commercial Crew Development Program was initiated so that NASA will be able to refocus itself to deep space and while also allowing a private space industry to take hold. By selecting Boeing, they’d be supporting essentially a status quo company already involved in the launch industry. By selecting Sierra Nevada and/or SpaceX they’d be fostering start up companies and an atmosphere of even-playing field capitalism where the balance of new companies being able to survive depends entirely on how delicately launch contracts are parseled out.
Note that NASA may give money to each company. This would be the optimal option as having a variety of choices for their space ships would allow for flexibility were something to happen to either of the other companies ability to launch (it’s important to note that in this case there are lots of political problems between the U.S. and Russia, and all Boeing and Sierra Nevada’s space ships required the continued supply of RD-180 rocket engines from Russia).
I’m excited. I hope they give money to each.
THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT
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