A Collection of My Schizophrenic Thoughts

A Collection of My Schizophrenic Thoughts I'm Nik.
I'm sarcastic, I'm cynical, I carry a very black humor and a general disregard, disdain, and disrespect for everything.
I write, I philosophize, I brood.
That's me.

tessladapanda:

"It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.”-Carl Sagan

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tessladapanda:

"It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.
-Carl Sagan

xysciences:

Popping a balloon filled with mercury.
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xysciences:

Popping a balloon filled with mercury.

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xysciences:

A nuclear explosion as seen from the sky. 
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xysciences:

A nuclear explosion as seen from the sky. 

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Diary of An Interplanetary Naturalist - The Sarlacc

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jtotheizzoe:

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C-3PO: “You will therefore be taken to the Dune Sea and cast into the pit of Carkoon, the nesting place of the all-powerful sarlacc.”

C-3PO: “In his belly, you will find a new definition of pain and suffering, as you are slowly digested over a thousand years.”

It was twenty years ago that I came into possession of that protocol droid. I was its fourteenth owner, although it would not disclose any information on the thirteen previous ones. By the time it entered my possession its body’s brass plating was almost as thin and timid as its AI. For the first year after I purchased this tarnished, golden droid from the district auction, this memory recall occurred without warning, at first daily, then weekly, then, for some reason, scarcely at all.

Owing to this unpredictable glitch, I was never able to make use of the C-3PO unit as a translator or a cultural mediator, not that I ever really needed it considering the advancement of modern neural AI embeds. But C-3PO’s terror, its obsession stuck with me.

It’s a fool’s errand to project free will or desire upon even the most sentient of droids, but there was something about this recall, its intensity, its pain… its fear, so unlike anything I had ever heard uttered in digital voice, that called like a Siren to my curiosity. Never could I have imagined how a droid so distressed would guide my journeys.

What did it mean? What is the “sarlacc” this droid spoke of?

Historic records from the time of the Galactic Rebellion are sadly incomplete thanks to the Great Cyberwar, but even a child would turn rapt at the mention of the legendary Han Solo, and from that very first mention I knew I must uncover more.

What I, an interplanetary naturalist, have observed in my lifetime of exploration and study, may top the list of “horrible ways to die in the known universe”, this thousand-year psychotorture, this eon of agony. I present here my natural observations of the sarlacc.

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californstar:

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How Bill Nye closes an argument

asapscience:

What Earth would look like, hypothetically, if it were destroyed by a black hole. via Discovery Space

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asapscience:

What Earth would look like, hypothetically, if it were destroyed by a black hole.

via Discovery Space

xysciences:

Pendulums of different lengths swinging. 
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xysciences:

Pendulums of different lengths swinging. 

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"Hello. Firstly, I love your blog. Anyway. I was reading your argument that focusing on mental health will prevent shootings, and I was curious as to whether you mean just those who show violent tendencies? I have bipolar disorder, and I've been noticing a worrying amount of people saying that anyone with a mental illness should be banned from weaponry, or that we are all predisposed to violence. Is there a line somewhere? The military does accept us as long as we are not on specific medications."

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redbloodedamerica:

This is the crux of the problem.  You can’t lump everyone with certain mental health disorders into some category and assume they have the potential to be violent.  Many gun control advocates want a mandatory mental assessment done before you can purchase a firearm.  I believe this is just more wasted good intentions.  The kind of people that have committed these horrible mass shootings are also sociopaths.  They are perfectly capable of passing a psychological evaluation.  This still will not prevent them from obtaining the weapons they need to carry out their sick fantasy, instead it will be just another obstacle for law-abiding citizens to have to get passed.  The current laws we have in place for mental illness are perfectly suitable to fit the worries that someone mentally ill could purchase a weapon.

Angry Political Thoughts

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dangerbabegang:

It’s disappointing that we live in a world where all of the political candidates are ones we don’t approve of. That we are in a position where we have to choose the lesser of all evils is proof that the system is flawed. How come only the shitty people get into politics, how come they are the ones…

"The [king] does not forget to warn the tyrant that he can never win. He may rise to eminence through ambition or the call of duty, but the more absolute his power, the more he is hated, and the more he is prisoner of his own trap. The web catches the spider. He cannot wander at leisure in the streets and parks of his own capital, or sit on a lonely beach listening to the waves and watching the gulls. Through enslaving others he himself becomes the most miserable of slaves."

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Alan W. Watts, The Book (via haereticum)

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megacosms:

The four walmart heirs own more money than the bottom 50% of the American population. Just think about that for a moment. 

Convert, leave, or be killed: After 2,000 Years, the Last Christian is Forced to Leave Mosul

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poorrichardsnews:

The world is in utter chaos. Apart from the obvious problems we face here at home, Israel and Hamas are at war, things aren’t exactly good between Russia, Ukraine and others in the region following the murder of more than 300 innocent people when Russian sympathizers purportedly shot down a civilian aircraft in Ukraine, and the terrorists of the Islamic State (formerly ISIS) continue their reign of terror in Iraq.

The last Christian reportedly left Iraq’s second largest city of Mosul at 12:00pm on Saturday, ending over 6,000 years of Assyrian history in the city. Assyrians have lived in Mosul for over 6,000 years, converting to Christianity over 2,000 years ago. This all came to an end on Saturday, when the last Assyrian Christian left the city.

On Thursday, July 17th, the Islamic State (IS) …released a statement demanding the Christians in Mosul either to convert to Islam, paying the jizya (tax on non-Muslims), leave the city, or be killed. The threat was to be implemented on Saturday.  It is being reported locally that by noon yesterday, every Christian had chosen to leave.

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