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Here's a link to a chat that Steve Hein had with Nash Ryker...

http://www.eqi.org/p3/nash_ryker.htm
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Why link not open?

nvm works now.

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(06-14-2013 08:02 AM)Potato Wrote:  watch the fuq out, we've got an "intellectual" over here.

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note to braniac -- i have updated it since u saw it... and same to p who posted it for me. thanks p
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(04-29-2014 11:40 PM)stevehein Wrote:  note to braniac -- i have updated it since u saw it... and same to p who posted it for me. thanks p

Yeah that's what I thought.

Interesting read.

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(06-14-2013 08:02 AM)Potato Wrote:  watch the fuq out, we've got an "intellectual" over here.

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i feel a little bad i trashed the affiliate marketing stuff and the religious stuff so much.. i dont want to alienate nash - if its not to late to salvage that ha ha...so im gonna revise the page again. and read some more of his stuff
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i decided to change the page and take most of the stuff off of it for now...
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Hi steve. Nice to hear from you.

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Why take stuff off?

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thanks for ur question braniac

a few reasons - including i like the guy. i'd like to stay friends with him. i want him to feel respected by me. im afraid he would feel betrayed by what i wrote. not respected, not understood, not cared about, not supported.

he's a product of a fucked up american society - he has good intentions. im re-thinking what i want to say about him. i was feeling judgmental. very critical, very skeptical

i've destroyed too many relationships - i need help, support from anywhere i can get it these days.

cant keep burning my bridges as they say.

make sense?

btw do u smoke pot? who does here? i just watched a youtube video called something like smoking marijuana with the president of uruguay. it was a pretty good little documentary. i've never tried it myself, but it seems it is helpful once u are in so much pain nothing else helps. my mission is to help prevent the causes of the pain. like stress from a fucked up, controlling, uncaring society/culture - then pple wont be getting as much cancer, have as many chronic illnesses, be as depressed etc -- im not sure pot helps depression tho actually. i seems pple who are really depressed dont smoke as much pot as pple who have or once had a lot of energy, but are being repressed, restricted, controlled etc.

any thoughts on that from anyone who has smoked or does smoke pot? it is also my guess that once someone starts they might not stop. at least till their life gets less stressful, which might be never for a lot of pple. or they turn into "hippies" that dont actually do much in terms of contributing to society, being productive, fulfilling their potential, -- tho im afraid im gonna get judged and criticized and attacked for saying that.
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im gonna put the old page back up here...

later im gonna change it so his name doesnt show up. i dont want pple googling his name and finding it. but i want to share it with the ss people as kind of a warning about the american culture lets say, and affiliate marketing - and also i want to get soulriser's opinion about it and affiliate marketing in particular

http://www.eqi.org/p3/nash_old.htm
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Quote:btw do u smoke pot? who does here? i just watched a youtube video called something like smoking marijuana with the president of uruguay. it was a pretty good little documentary. i've never tried it myself, but it seems it is helpful once u are in so much pain nothing else helps. my mission is to help prevent the causes of the pain. like stress from a fucked up, controlling, uncaring society/culture - then pple wont be getting as much cancer, have as many chronic illnesses, be as depressed etc -- im not sure pot helps depression tho actually. i seems pple who are really depressed dont smoke as much pot as pple who have or once had a lot of energy, but are being repressed, restricted, controlled etc.

any thoughts on that from anyone who has smoked or does smoke pot? it is also my guess that once someone starts they might not stop. at least till their life gets less stressful, which might be never for a lot of pple. or they turn into "hippies" that dont actually do much in terms of contributing to society, being productive, fulfilling their potential, -- tho im afraid im gonna get judged and criticized and attacked for saying that.

I have been in the cannabis law reform campaign for over a good few years now. There have been plenty of testimonies that cannabis does help with depression but really it's down to the individual. "Once someone starts they might not stop" You could say the same about alcohol, chocolate, caffeine, sex or any action that changes the state of the brain (almost anything), again it's down to the individual - some have more of an addictive nature than others.

"or they turn into "hippies" that dont actually do much in terms of contributing to society, being productive, fulfilling their potential"

This is simply prejudice. When you mention 'fulfilling their potential' you get into dangerous territory because that is subjective, it could mean anything, only YOU can set your potential and it's your choice whether you want to fulfill it or not.

The war on drugs has been a colossal failure. Take the drugs out of the black market and into clean places where people know what they are getting. We all know that there are plenty of legal drugs that are hundreds of times more harmful than some illegal drugs. Alcohol and tobacco are MASSIVE, MASSIVE killers that kill millions around the world each year. The government cares more about making money from keeping things illegal, at least in the UK anyway politicians have shares and vested interested in the alcohol industry. Our children and people don't know what is truly harmful anymore when you have a drugs policy which contradicts itself it is seen as a joke.

You touched on lack of cannabis being a cause of some things. Me, you, and every other human being has an endocannibinoid system in their bodies which help regulate our well being. Cannibinoids are found in cannabis and the only other natural source of cannibinoids are a mother's breast milk. You can actually have things like migraines, headaches and quite a number of other problems due to a lack of cannibinoids, more formally known as Clinical Endocannibinoid Deficiency.

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i have edited the public version of the page and posted it here.

http://www.eqi.org/p3/nash_ryker.htm

it has a link to a video of a documentary video showing a guy smoking a joint while he is talking to the president of uruguay. lol that is the highlight of the vid, but the rest is pretty interesting too.
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Ah, affiliate marketers. They vary wildly as far as honesty level goes... all the way from 100% bullshit (way too common), to 100% honest (in theory at least - I don't know if I've come across any because as a general rule, I distrust any recommendations from sites that even vaguely look like they're designed to sell stuff).

75% commission is pretty common for downloadable products. Probably because it only really costs them bandwidth to "ship" it.

I think it's fine to recommend things that you have personally tried and that were useful to you... there's really no way to know for sure how many marketers have tried anything they're promoting. And then they use all these 'persuasive' words... I don't trust anyone who does that either, and I don't even care if their recommendation is actually legit. Any form of manipulation, and I'm out.

The closest I get to 'marketing' is by displaying the stats of 2 products site by side and then having buy links for them at the bottom... no persuasive nonsense. If people click and buy, it's because they wanted to, not because I tricked/persuaded them.

But anyway, Nash seems like a good guy, so it's entirely possible he's actually genuinely tried the stuff he's promoting. I wouldn't know... I will always be skeptical of stuff like that.

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First i want to say i love soulriser.
i feel happy to see that she commented on this thread
i havent even read what she wrote yet. but i value what she has to say. i respect her. i admire her. and yeah i love her Smile

*feels afraid p will feel insecure so i will add but i love p more haha.

that sounds childish but i feel child-like and pure and innocent like a child. i trust they will both understand what i mean and there wont be any adult dramas. kids are so great. and its so sad how adults fuck them up

which reminds me of a quote of mine "schools turn beautiful children into ugly adults"

not always of course..

anyhow i also wanted to say that i feel kind embarrassed for what i said about pot smoking hippies haha. it does sound *a bit* judgmental so yeah i feel a bit judgmental but also sad cuz i really have seen a lot of pple in my life who are not contributing as much to humanity as they could have had they not been so damaged and wounded and in so much pain that they started smoking pot to feel less pain. but also i dont feel very understood cuz im not just repeating something i heard - i have actually seen this first hand many times. but i guess it would have been better to say i feel sad about what i have seen. at the same time nash is one person who seems to be doing a lot with his life and potential and maybe he needs it for his pain, like my gf needs painkillers now for her pain. so sorry to anyone who felt judged.

now im gonna read what sr said...
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ok i read what sr said, and like always or nearly always haha she said something which i found value in. im not even gonma click thanks tho cuz im afraid it will go to her head ha ha. anyhow i have lavished praise on her enough without clicking thanks.

i would like to know her thoughts on pot tho. i suppose she had said it somewhere before, so if she has and doesnt want to repeat herself much and wants to send a link to a post thats cool - but yeah im very curious about her thoughts.

and feel afraid of her disapproval or loss of respect for me sounding so judgmetal.. so oops and sorry again for that
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First i want to say i love i must enter a username
i feel happy to see that he commented on this thread
i havent even read what he wrote yet. but i value what he has to say. i respect him. i admire him. and yeah i love him
Ah, much better.

Quote:kids are so great.
Pssst.

Quote:but yeah im very curious about her thoughts.
I AM INTERESTED IN SR'S THOUGHTS AS WELL.
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