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I just saw a UFO

Postby Ecmandu » Sun Jun 12, 2022 7:40 am

I was sitting down smoking a cigarette as I’m want to do, and looking up at the sky as I’m want to do...

And saw something the same size as a normal star zig zagging through the sky.

I was bored. So I just looked at the ground and continued smoking my cigarette... the ground is actually very fascinating... you can make amazing pictures from rocks that protrude if you use your imagination.
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Re: I just saw a UFO

Postby Ichthus77 » Sun Jun 12, 2022 7:55 am

I also like saying “wont to do” even though want does make more sense.

I quit smoking over a year ago. Saves a crap ton of money & I can breathe. But I’m outside less than I used to be as a result.
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Re: I just saw a UFO

Postby Ecmandu » Sun Jun 12, 2022 8:00 am

Ichthus77 wrote:I also like saying “wont to do” even though want does make more sense.

I quit smoking over a year ago. Saves a crap ton of money & I can breathe. But I’m outside less than I used to be as a result.


Smoking is how I make all my friends.

I’m extremely patient. Nobody knows better than me that you never know what a person has been through.

So I’ll say hi to the same person for a decade...

Maybe they’ll feel comfortable enough to talk to me the next decade.

Now I know everyone.

It’s because of smoking.
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Re: I just saw a UFO

Postby Ichthus77 » Sun Jun 12, 2022 8:28 am

When I smoked it was in the back yard. Introvert.

But I’ve been walking more & trying to form a habit with that. Fall semester will prolly blow it to crap though.

Today was too busy obsessing on nerdy junk to go outside mostly.

You can be outside & make friends w/o smoking. Kind of your point, I’m sure.
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Re: I just saw a UFO

Postby Ecmandu » Sun Jun 12, 2022 8:35 am

Ichthus77 wrote:When I smoked it was in the back yard. Introvert.

But I’ve been walking more & trying to form a habit with that. Fall semester will prolly blow it to crap though.

Today was too busy obsessing on nerdy junk to go outside mostly.

You can be outside & make friends w/o smoking. Kind of your point, I’m sure.


Oh sure. I have lots of non smoking friends - or at least friendly acquaintances.

I smoke 3 packs a day. I’m always outside and I have an excuse.

I understand Hitler was in charge of this world for a while... and he hated smokers. I mean recently. That was his moral superiority, also vegetarianism ...

I’ve seen the world switch many hands since I’ve been here.

I had to analyze why an infinite number of beings infinite heavens were corrupted. And I’m here to repair it.

I’m back in my body now.
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Re: I just saw a UFO

Postby Ichthus77 » Sun Jun 12, 2022 8:59 am

3 packs? Yowza. Do you finish the whole thing or just half until you light the next with it? My grandpa chainsmoked like that … died from it.

Everything costs ya somethin. Literally. Not just figuratively in literal spirit. Or literally in figure.

Literally. Addiction valorizes in on itself even though money is literally figurative.
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Re: I just saw a UFO

Postby Mr Reasonable » Sun Jun 12, 2022 9:07 am

quit smoking normal people think it's gross and it makes you smell like an ashtray
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Re: I just saw a UFO

Postby Ecmandu » Sun Jun 12, 2022 3:42 pm

Mr Reasonable wrote:quit smoking normal people think it's gross and it makes you smell like an ashtray


I guarantee you I have more friends than you.

Deeper friends than you as well.
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Re: I just saw a UFO

Postby Ecmandu » Sun Jun 12, 2022 3:54 pm

Ichthus77 wrote:3 packs? Yowza. Do you finish the whole thing or just half until you light the next with it? My grandpa chainsmoked like that … died from it.

Everything costs ya somethin. Literally. Not just figuratively in literal spirit. Or literally in figure.

Literally. Addiction valorizes in on itself even though money is literally figurative.


If you think addiction is the problem, then stop eating food and drinking water.

The withdrawal symptoms suck.

Do any drug you want as long as you’re a decent person.
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Re: I just saw a UFO

Postby Ichthus77 » Sun Jun 12, 2022 5:10 pm

Moderation is good advice when poison isn’t involved.

Food and water are good for you in moderation, smoking and drinking aren’t.

I’m definitely not telling you what to do. And it would definitely be worse for you to think I’m judging you for it than for you to smoke another cigarette.

Everyone has their own crap. Just a matter of which crap you’ll put up with.
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Re: I just saw a UFO

Postby Ecmandu » Sun Jun 12, 2022 5:31 pm

Ichthus77 wrote:Moderation is good advice when poison isn’t involved.

Food and water are good for you in moderation, smoking and drinking aren’t.

I’m definitely not telling you what to do. And it would definitely be worse for you to think I’m judging you for it than for you to smoke another cigarette.

Everyone has their own crap. Just a matter of which crap you’ll put up with.


Smoking and drinking free me. I’m actually normal on those substances. Without them, I start destroying universes and shit like that. Everyone has a different biochemistry. It stops the spirits.

I can’t touch marijuana with a ten foot pole though.
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Re: I just saw a UFO

Postby obsrvr524 » Sun Jun 12, 2022 5:38 pm

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Ec - you ARE a UFO.
:wink:
              You have been observed.
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    It's just the same Satanism as always -
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    • the left from the right,
    • the light from the dark, and
    • blame each for the sins of the other
    • - until they beg you to take charge.
    • -- but "you" have been observed --

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Re: I just saw a UFO

Postby Ichthus77 » Sun Jun 12, 2022 5:39 pm

We all choose our poisons and live (or die) with the consequences. Smoking isn’t as hard to live with (except financially) as personality-altering substances that turn people into asshole buffoons you gotta clean up after. Heyyllls to the no. Sometimes you gotta love from a distance. Fricken heartbreaking.
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Re: I just saw a UFO

Postby Ecmandu » Sun Jun 12, 2022 6:01 pm

Ichthus77 wrote:We all choose our poisons and live (or die) with the consequences. Smoking isn’t as hard to live with (except financially) as personality-altering substances that turn people into asshole buffoons you gotta clean up after. Heyyllls to the no. Sometimes you gotta love from a distance. Fricken heartbreaking.


Ichthus. You really don’t understand. One persons poison is another persons medicine.

Try eating peanuts when you get anaphylaxis from them. Poison.

Others always feel better when they eat peanuts.

The problem with your god psychology is that you think everyone needs to be like you in order to make life perfect. Look around you. That’s demonstrably false.

I’d never want you to rule existence (let alone anyone)

You have a pride of yourself that’s unbecoming to you.

I’ve met alcoholic smokers who’ve lived 90+ years and died of natural causes.

Look at Keith Richards!!! Fuck, that guy has done more drugs than almost anyone... he’s fine.

Your puritanical streak is naive.

The most important thing is that whatever you do...

That you’re not a shithead.
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Re: I just saw a UFO

Postby Ichthus77 » Sun Jun 12, 2022 6:40 pm

I miss my friend I walked through recovery with. I saw him come back from the dead. I saw life in his eyes where before was misery. And I saw him fade back out. And I’m fricken pissed about it. He said stupid bullshit to other people, like he only drinks once a month, or once a week, never drunk at work. Addiction turns people into liars, etc.

Fricken anyway.

“Ichthus. You really don’t understand. One persons poison is another persons medicine.”

Bullshit.

“Try eating peanuts when you get anaphylaxis from them. Poison.”

I wish when alcohol turns you into a dumbass, you’d go into anaphylactic shock.

“Others always feel better when they eat peanuts.”

And?

“The problem with your god psychology is that you think everyone needs to be like you in order to make life perfect. Look around you. That’s demonstrably false.”

Ummm… how is that demonstrated, exactly?

“I’d never want you to rule existence (let alone anyone)”

Tough. We have free will for a reason. Do good stuff with it.

“You have a pride of yourself that’s unbecoming to you.”

Maybe ‘cause I became?? Jk.

“I’ve met alcoholic smokers who’ve lived 90+ years and died of natural causes.”

And?

“Look at Keith Richards!!! Fuck, that guy has done more drugs than almost anyone... he’s fine.”

Would he agree?

“Your puritanical streak is naive.”

How am I being puritanical exactly?

“The most important thing is that whatever you do... That you’re not a shithead.”

We’re all shitheads to varying degrees. Let’s not obsess over it & just focus on doing good stuff. If we stuff our heads with good stuff, the shit makes room like you’re popping a shit pimple.

Speakin o which… I’m going for a walk.
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Re: I just saw a UFO

Postby MagsJ » Sun Jun 12, 2022 7:51 pm

obsrvr524 wrote:-
Ec - you ARE a UFO.
:wink:

Lol

A few years ago now, the whole of London saw 3 UFOs in a row.. or maybe it was new aero-tech being tested.
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Re: I just saw a UFO

Postby obsrvr524 » Sun Jun 12, 2022 8:09 pm

MagsJ wrote:A few years ago now, the whole of London saw 3 UFOs in a row.. or maybe it was new aero-tech being tested.

Them denying that they know what such things are is as silly as them denying their participation in Jan 6.

Governments lie - I know it's hard to believe (but I don't know why it's hard to believe).
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    • blame each for the sins of the other
    • - until they beg you to take charge.
    • -- but "you" have been observed --

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Re: I just saw a UFO

Postby Ichthus77 » Sun Jun 12, 2022 8:48 pm

Fall semester ends 12/16/22. Apologies if I do not reply immediately.

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Re: I just saw a UFO

Postby Meno_ » Mon Jun 13, 2022 4:37 am

I hate to break old news to all concerned here but Alan panick set in when allegedly Martians were reported back when Orson wells sighted them first.


Wonder he recovered while will Smith's carrerr is tethering on a slight slap to those panicking



That makes AI : 3
and 700 :6 good going
r a
r a 700 congrats but I wouldn' sit on my laurels just yet


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Re: I just saw a UFO

Postby Mr Reasonable » Mon Jun 13, 2022 7:27 am

Ecmandu wrote:
Mr Reasonable wrote:quit smoking normal people think it's gross and it makes you smell like an ashtray


I guarantee you I have more friends than you.

Deeper friends than you as well.



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Re: I just saw a UFO

Postby Ecmandu » Mon Jun 13, 2022 3:34 pm

Mr Reasonable wrote:
Ecmandu wrote:
Mr Reasonable wrote:quit smoking normal people think it's gross and it makes you smell like an ashtray


I guarantee you I have more friends than you.

Deeper friends than you as well.



wrong


People feel a genuiness and authenticity from me that they don’t feel from you. It’s a nice try though.

There’s this guy yesterday at a bar... Ken. We had very high level intellectual banter that was funny for about an hour...

Then we discussed the “they,them” movement.

I told him I was annoyed by it. He has a daughter who identifies as trans. He’s one of those people who builds their ego around being a father.

He always pulls the father card on me.

My argument was simple.

There are three sexes. Male, female, hermaphrodite.

Non binary is a hate group, because hermaphrodites exist.

They them?

I identify as someone who doesn’t exist.

He’s like, no that’s not what it means... I know way more than you about this topic.

I stated that I’m just using logic and reason...

I told him that the they them movement removes accountability from anything.

There are literally telephone pole sexuals.

All of that is defined. I also told him that I understand that there are real threats from real people and I understand why people choose or are trying to force not being defined in the culture. Good on them. Do as you must. But it’s all defined. It will destroy culture to tell everyone “I’m an I don’t exist sexual”

He got so angry he stopped talking to me that night.

He couldn’t use reason and sound logic. He said he’d talk to me the next day.

He’s just one person.

I understand humans can’t have normal discussions.
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Re: I just saw a UFO

Postby Ichthus77 » Mon Jun 13, 2022 4:40 pm

I identify as a we-asexual, even though I was born as a me-asexual. My pronouns are “we” and “us” and I’m interested in “not”.

“Can we not?” is my put down line. I’m all exclusive.
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Re: I just saw a UFO

Postby Ichthus77 » Mon Jun 13, 2022 4:53 pm

Ichthus77 wrote:I identify as a we-asexual, even though I was born as a me-asexual. My pronouns are “we” and “us” and I’m interested in “not”.

“Can we not?” is my put down line. I’m all exclusive.


We apologize. Please replace I with we and was with were and my with our and I’m with We’re everywhere. You’ve made this world very confusing and uninviting linguistically, and that needs to change. There is no I in hweve mwend.
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Re: I just saw a UFO

Postby Meno_ » Tue Jun 14, 2022 3:56 am

.700 says


We apologize. Please replace I with we and was with were and my




me no says



I apologise.
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Re: I just saw a UFO

Postby Ichthus77 » Tue Jun 14, 2022 5:00 am

I saw what you said before that.

This one is out of context & you cut me off at “my”.

You are driving me up & over & down & stuff.
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