Self determination

Self determination

To start with let’s get the religieus aspect out of the way.

No god exists, there  is no afterlife ( if ever some  contradictio in terminis ever was more true). so i am a nihilist.Or rather a realist.

Any-road. I am of the conviction everyone has the right to decide his/her end of life fulfillment . Nobody should be forced to give a reason. Which is is why i wholeheartedly support  the Dutch initiative to provide the elderly with a ‘death pill’.

Subscribed by a  well balanced group of professionals this medication should be available to everyone.

Freedom from persecution and a small but important alteration of current laws suffices. Why i wonder there  exists in the Netherlands the concept of

    • the patient’s suffering is unbearable with no prospect of improvement
    • the patient’s request for euthanasia must be voluntary and persist over time (the request cannot be granted when under the influence of others, psychological illness or drugs)
    • the patient must be fully aware of his/her condition, prospects, and options
    • there must be consultation with at least one other independent doctor who needs to confirm the conditions mentioned above
    • the death must be carried out in a medically appropriate fashion by the doctor or patient, and the doctor must be present
    • the patient is at least 12 years old (patients between 12 and 16 years of age require the consent of their parents)

It’s my life, i decide how or when i end it.

Nobody else has that right. I decide if i suffer. Not you, nor you. For some the suffering might be the idea of working past 50, for some it might be working at all.

Existence itself can be a burden just to wake up everyday thinking, crap again?

So holier than thou ethical persons. Please keep your fear of death to yourself and stop forcing your instinct to live to yourselves. Please let those who’d seen life and decided ‘mwah’ decide for their selves.

Who are you to decide for me? Are you some kind of god?

I can  end life now if i choose so, anyone can. But is it not a huge burden on the EMT staff to be confronted with the often stinky corpse? I can’t call them to tell them I’ve had it.

Anymore i can stand some person has to clean up the mess after some time decomposing.

I live in France so my options are limited. Jump on the train track, drown myself, hang myself. Even typing this risks me being admitted to a mental hospital for life.

Imagine you suffer from life, you must be mad. And yes i took all medication in existence, yes i did the therapy tour.Yes i had many fulfilling relations. Didin’t work

Finally i’m alone. Free.

 

Postdictive Illusion of Choice (free will doesn’t exist)

Postdictive Illusion of Choice (free will doesn’t exist)

Conclusion

Given what we know about how our brains function, the notion of a postdictive illusion of choice makes sense. Our brains generally construct a narrative of reality in a very active process that involves perceptual attention, filtering, and selection, significant processing that weaves the various sensory streams together with our knowledge, expectations, and internal dialogue, and adding a generous helping of pure confabulation to fill in any missing pieces and make everything internally consistent. We already know that there is a temporal dimension to this construction. It is certainly plausible and consistent with existing evidence that the illusion of choice, even when that choice comes after events, can be part of that constructive process.

It also seems from this and other experiments that the question of whether or not choices are conscious or unconscious is not black or white. They are a combination, depending on events. There are certainly times when we consciously deliberate our choices, even while we may not be entirely aware of all the subconscious influences. Other choices, however, may be more automatic and involve little to no conscious choice.

Regardless of how much a choice is conscious or unconscious, we seem to be wired to have the illusion that our choices are conscious, even to the point of thinking we made a choice before we could have made it.

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which perfectly syncs with my idea :

This has far reaching consequences for the premise of ‘free will’. Who has the free will, which consciousness we hold accountable. Or do we just hold the one accountable which can make itself heard even though in reality that consciousness actually hasn’t a clue why his body did what it did and has to concoct an explanation itself.

It also places emotions. Emotions are not ‘our’ emotions but the expression of the state of the other consciousness which for lack of further interaction the neocortex also has to determine via interpretative analysis.

Your thoughts don’t reflect your mind

Your thoughts don’t reflect your mind

The reason we know our own thoughts better than those of others is simply that we have more sensory data to draw on – not only perceptions of our own speech and behaviour, but also our emotional responses, bodily senses (pain, limb position, and so on), and a rich variety of mental imagery, including a steady stream of inner speech. (There is strong evidence that mental images involve the same brain mechanisms as perceptions and are processed like them.) Carruthers calls this the Interpretive Sensory-Access (ISA) theory, and he marshals a huge array of experimental evidence in support of it.

The ISA theory has some startling consequences. One is that (with limited exceptions), we do not have conscious thoughts or make conscious decisions. For, if we did, we would be aware of them directly, not through interpretation. The conscious events we undergo are all sensory states of some kind, and what we take to be conscious thoughts and decisions are really sensory images – in particular, episodes of inner speech. These images might express thoughts, but they need to be interpreted.

Another consequence is that we might be sincerely mistaken about our own beliefs. Return to my question about racial stereotypes. I guess you said you think they are false. But if the ISA theory is correct, you can’t be sure you think that. Studies show that people who sincerely say that racial stereotypes are false often continue to behave as if they are true when not paying attention to what they are doing. Such behaviour is usually said to manifest an implicit bias, which conflicts with the person’s explicit beliefs. But the ISA theory offers a simpler explanation. People think that the stereotypes are true but also that it is not acceptable to admit this and therefore say they are false. Moreover, they say this to themselves too, in inner speech, and mistakenly interpret themselves as believing it. They are hypocrites but not conscious hypocrites. Maybe we all are

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which perfectly syncs with my idea :

This has far reaching consequences for the premise of ‘free will’. Who has the free will, which consciousness we hold accountable. Or do we just hold the one accountable which can make itself heard even though in reality that consciousness actually hasn’t a clue why his body did what it did and has to concoct an explanation itself.

It also places emotions. Emotions are not ‘our’ emotions but the expression of the state of the other consciousness which for lack of further interaction the neocortex also has to determine via interpretative analysis.

The sugar lie

The sugar lie

Baklava Nutrients

Before we analyze the amount of calories in baklava, we will first see what it is made of. Baklava is made of Phyllo dough, nuts and sweetening agents, and all these ingredients have carbohydrates, sugars and proteins. Baklava doesn’t contain so much fat, but it has large amounts of sugar. Carbohydrates and sugars are dominant in the baklava recipe.

so baklava which is eaten a lot in countries such as Turkey, Greece etc  since centuries one would expect due to hype about sugar obesity, diabetes is much more prevalent there since centuries

 

Worldwide study

hmmm…. no exceptional increase… weird. Must be something wrong with the sugar is bad theory.

Why You’re Fat and why it’s not bad

Why You’re Fat and why it’s not bad

As a genus, humans, from Homo sapiens (that’s us) to our extinct ancestors Homo neanderthalensis and Homo erectus, are wanderers. Over the vast majority of our history, which spans hundreds of thousands of years, we have roved from place to place, inhabiting a wide range of habitats. We moved with the seasons, we moved to find food, we moved — perhaps — just to move. Our adaptability was our key adaptation, an evolutionary leg-up on the competition. The ability to store fat was vital to this lifestyle. Body fat cushions internal organs, but it also serves as a repository of energy that can be readily broken down and used to power muscles. Humans might fatten up at one environment, then move on to another. When food was scarce, we could count on our fat to sustain us, at least temporarily.

Chimpanzees, on the other hand, are localized to specific environments where food is often plentiful, primarily the forests of West and Central Africa. Fatty stores of energy aren’t required, but strength to climb food-bearing trees is. Natural selection favored brawn, causing chimps to shed fat as unnecessary weight.

Interestingly, this may have hindered chimpanzees’ brain development. Human brains are about three times larger than chimp brains, and this may be because we exchanged muscle for fat. Muscles and brains are metabolically expensive, requiring gobs of energy to function. With less muscle and more fat, humans had more energy to dedicate to brains.

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In other words, fat is good but as with all good things overdoing it isn’t , which leads us to the question what is overdoing it. As i see it, fashion dicatates nowadays a bodyfat percentage way below what’s healthy for us. Having a ‘sixpack’ might satisfy current esthetics but isn’t a sign of good health. People with a higher bodyfat percentage have less risk of diseases, recover more easily from disease/medical interventions and are overall more robust.
Less Fat, less healthy

Fat is not bad

Obesity research fatally flawed

No, there is no free ride

No, there is no free ride

All over the globe vested interests and useful idiots are trying to sell us the pipedream of everlasting free energy without consequences. It doesn’t take much to understand that what they are selling is a new version of the perpetual mobile.

Even IF we could harvest solar energy to the capacity needed to cover current standard systems it would have a devastating effect on climate. All the heat from the sun that would normally strike the surface and maintain the balance as is would be taken away by solar panels. Using windfarms the same. The wind makes things happen on earth, capturing it large scale will obviously cause a disruption.

It’s not possible to take out vast amounts of energy from sun, wind, sea, rivers without consequences. How silly can you be to believe it would be? That energy you take out of the ecosystem did something, it contributed to current billions of years of coming to some kind of equilibrium best suited for most lifeforms.

The only real solution is matter/energy conversion. Be it fusion/fission or some kind new miracle way to convert one to the other.

As a careful and extensive analysis demonstrates, even without considering the monumental electricity demand required to convert America’s vehicles to electric-battery versions, providing today’s baseload and peak demand electricity would require 29.3 billion one-square-meter solar panels. Assuming adequate yearlong daily sunlight, that’s 29,333 square kilometers of active solar panel surface area: 7.2 million acres

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Gaza’s weight-loss centers

Gaza’s weight-loss centers

It’s often been observed that the cisjordanians and gazans have some the highest living standards in the middle east amongst the islam peoples. Now it’s coming to the point obesity in gaza rises enormously. It’s clear that the myth of the ‘starving gazan’s’ has been definitively debunked.

Gaza’s weight-loss centers

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Mona Hussein’s diabetes and hypertension, acquired during a pregnancy two years ago, have pushed her to see a dietitian. Her social life has deteriorated due to her obesity, as she now weighs 95 kilograms (209 pounds).

Hussein, 30, told Al-Monitor, “My desire to wear a smaller size has increased my excitement. I want to participate in all social occasions without being ashamed [of my body]. Not to mention the awkward situations I found myself in and the criticism against my figure that worsened due to my excessive weight.”

Though Mona was concerned about the possible repercussions of a diet on her health, she found a doctor who has helped her adopt a diet to help her lose weight in a healthy fashion. She believes she has made the right choice.

Samah Khaled, 26, from Gaza City, believes that her excess weight has stood in the way of her finding a husband, so five months ago she consulted a dietitian and has now lost over 40 kilograms (88 pounds).

“In an attempt to change my social life and enter a new phase, especially since most of my friends are now married, I decided to resort to a dietitian to lose weight and have a better figure. I was more convinced by the idea of diets after meeting women who lost a large part of their body weight,” she explained.

Samah said that her psychological state has improved since her weight loss, as have her chances at finding a husband.

Obesity has become prevalent in the Gaza Strip, as confirmed by the increasing demand on dietitians. Ata Qaisi, health care consultant and owner of Gaza City’s Diet Center, said obesity can have negative repercussions on a person’s life, making him or her more vulnerable to hypertension, diabetes and joint pain. Obese women are also more susceptible to pregnancy complications and miscarriages, according to Qaisi.

 

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