This is a new concept for me - the little I's. Just reading the top initial post I felt like this will set the stage to enable me to succeed at anything I set my mind to.
In Chu's post with reference to dieting and other self-improvement efforts - what if you include the "cheat" in the original diet plan?
Well, my understanding/experience is that consciously allowing "cheating" or even "cheating days", as some people (though not on this forum, as far as I know) recommend, is not very helpful. That's not to say we should beat ourselves up when we cheat - I think in the beginning it's hard not to cheat, and it will happen - but allowing for cheating beforehand kind of negates your aim at not cheating, if that is what you set up for yourself. In other words: Sometimes we have the energy to resist the urge to "cheat", and sometimes we don't. If we consciously allow ourselves to cheat, let's say, this evening, than we will cheat for sure, even though we may have had the energy to resist the urge. So we lost before we even began the fight... Another matter would be if you consciously adjusted your diet to have more carbs in it, for specific reasons. Does that make sense?
ARC said:I'm wondering how other on the forum perceive the recent hype about Obama being muslim and the muslim intentions being very strongly organized to destroy western culture and implement Sharia law. Some of the things I'm seeing and hearing is initially quite frightening, followed by skepticism for those who perpetrate paranoia - yet I don't think this is something that should necessarily be totally discounted without review.
I think the whole "muslim threat" story is a distraction. It's the age-old tactic to create an external threat in order to redirect the rightful anger of the population towards an imaginary enemy instead of the very power structure that promotes these "enemies". You see, it's not about "muslims vs. Christians", "blacks vs. whites", "communism vs. freedom" etc., it's about psychopaths vs. the rest of humanity, particularly psychopaths in high positions of power, osit.
This article from sott shows how the propagated hatred towards the muslims resembles the hatred towards the jews under the Nazis: http://www.sott.net/article/296487-State-incitement-of-Islamophobia-in-Holland-Nazi-Germany-and-the-Jews-revisited
So I think you're right in that the "muslim question" shouldn't be overlooked, but more in the sense that we should watch carefully which schemes the PTB come up with, how they try to implement them, and how the population reacts (and what we can do about it).