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Clairvius Narcisse

Clairvius Narcisse
Clairvius Narcisse (born c. 1922) is a Haitian man said to have been turned into a living zombie by a combination of drugs. After investigating reports of "zombies" (including Narcisse and a handful of others), researchers believed that Narcisse received a dose of chemical mixture containing tetrodotoxin (pufferfish venom) and bufotoxin (toad venom) to induce a coma which mimicked the appearance of death. He was then allowed to return to his home where he collapsed, "died", and was buried. According to the American Scientist interview, Narcisse came home to his village after 18 years of being assumed dead.[3] He was able to convince a few villagers and his sister that he was who he said he was. Jump up ^ Davis, Wade. Related:  ntrope

Hedgehog's dilemma Both Arthur Schopenhauer and Sigmund Freud have used this situation to describe what they feel is the state of individual in relation to others in society. The hedgehog's dilemma suggests that despite goodwill, human intimacy cannot occur without substantial mutual harm, and what results is cautious behavior and weak relationships. With the hedgehog's dilemma, one is recommended to use moderation in affairs with others both because of self-interest, as well as out of consideration for others. Schopenhauer[edit] The concept originates in the following parable from the German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer's Parerga und Paralipomena, Volume II, Chapter XXXI, Section 396:[1] A number of porcupines huddled together for warmth on a cold day in winter; but, as they began to prick one another with their quills, they were obliged to disperse. Freud[edit] It entered the realm of psychology after the tale was discovered and adopted by Sigmund Freud. Social psychological research[edit]

Motorcycle Hobo? by Skald Iíve lived in a 4 door Nissan Sentra... Iíve lived in a Toyota Van. For my part, I doubt that a motorcycle-hobo life would be sustainable (ie. enjoyable) longterm.... but it would be an excellent approach as a short term experiment-- perhaps six months. Imagined Drawbacks: Lack of sleeping space is the number one problem with this idea. Imagined Benefits: Ultra-cheap: Purchasing the motorcycle, maintaining it, & gasoline- all much cheaper than the van. Possible Strategies: First order of business- find a secluded camping space. The Long-term Strategy Another idea: take those gas and maintainence savings and use them to rent a small room somewhere. Your Strategies Anyone out there done a stint as a motorcycle hobo?

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Raptitude.com State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota Home Metta: The Philosophy and Practice of Universal Love The Pali word metta is a multi-significant term meaning loving-kindness, friendliness, goodwill, benevolence, fellowship, amity, concord, inoffensiveness and non-violence. The Pali commentators define metta as the strong wish for the welfare and happiness of others (parahita-parasukha-kamana). Essentially metta is an altruistic attitude of love and friendliness as distinguished from mere amiability based on self-interest. Through metta one refuses to be offensive and renounces bitterness, resentment and animosity of every kind, developing instead a mind of friendliness, accommodativeness and benevolence which seeks the well-being and happiness of others. True metta is devoid of self-interest. It evokes within a warm-hearted feeling of fellowship, sympathy and love, which grows boundless with practice and overcomes all social, religious, racial, political and economic barriers. Metta makes one a pure font of well-being and safety for others. Varitta is covered by the next gatha:

9 Unique Alternative Housing Ideas | The Survival Spot Blog If you are looking for an alternative shelter for your property, there are many options available. I picked some of my favorite alternative housing options for consideration when planning a bug out home, storage unit or improvised shelter. Shipping Containers Shipping containers cost a little bit more than some of the other methods mentioned in this post, however their durability more than makes up for the cost. some amazing homes have been built out of shipping containers. More Straw Bale Building structures using straw bales can be surprisingly affordable, and a lot more comfortable that you might think. (Credit for the last picture) Pallet Home More Earth Berm Earth bag

Recording Drums Technique : Recording / Mixing The drum kit can be one of the most time-consuming and frustrating of instruments to record, so it's worth taking a structured approach. Hugh Robjohns The phenomenal advances in integrated drum machines and sample-based drum sources controlled by sequencers mean that few of us bother recording real drum kits any more. Setting Up The Drums The typical drum kit consists of a kick drum, snare, a couple of tom-toms mounted on stalks from the kick drum, a floor tom, a hi-hat, and a couple of cymbals — maybe a crash and a ride. Before the drummer starts to assemble the kit, ask if there are any elements that won't be used in the songs that you will be recording. Before even unfolding the first mic stand, it is absolutely essential that the drum kit sounds good in the studio. Professional studios usually have a dedicated booth in which the drums (and drummer) are placed. Enter The Microphones Miking The Kick Drum Snare Drum & Hi-hats Adding Tom-Tom Mics

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