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    Write a happy story in 3 words

    The Great Beyond
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    Write a happy story in 3 words

    step by step
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    What Are You Feeling Today? Not Thinking, Rather Feeling! Can You Identify Yours?

    calm steady stepwise nature natural
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    Write a happy story in 3 words

    Live for today ?
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    Write a happy story in 3 words

    Truth To Power....
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    DID D.I.D. and full conciousness

    Friday, really well said. I see that we were working out of different rulebooks. I think in some ways, in the long run, your rulebook gave you a better (healthier) escape, or even just an escape, from your trauma. Still you have a bunch of challenges to deal with, no doubt. When my mother...
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    Other Animal Attack Trauma In Childhood

    Sietz, I am a dog person, mainly. I think the key with dogs is to make sure they know, that they, and you, are in the same pack. I still love cats, but you have to work hard to keep that relationship on an even keel. They are much more intelligent than people give them credit for being. The big...
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    Other Animal Attack Trauma In Childhood

    One night, when I was three years old I was put to bed in my crib in my own separate room. I woke up screaming in the middle of the night as I was being mauled by a 15 to 20 pound Siamese cat named Fifi. She had apparently jumped down from the dresser into the crib and was clawing and biting me...
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    DID D.I.D. and full conciousness

    One thing that I just wanted to add, is that a very strong theme that I have had throughout my life is abandonment, alienation and a profound sense of having been left behind. This theme runs hard through some of the movies like Platoon, The Deer Hunter and Black Hawk Down, and it hits me like a...
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    DID D.I.D. and full conciousness

    Swift, I think I get your point. I generally don't have a disassociating experience without cause. There is always a trigger of some sort. For me it is more like paralysis, while experiencing extreme stress. It's an altered state of consciousness. I can't remove myself from this altered state...
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    DID D.I.D. and full conciousness

    Pipps, often when I am watching a war or spy movie in certain scenes I am shocked back (flashback) to some event in my history that instantly puts me into some quasi catatonic state where I freeze up and I am utterly consumed by the event on screen. I can sometimes stay in that state for a...
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    Poll Do You Ever Have Selective Mutism?

    I have continuous selective mutism amongst the general population . I have found that, thru no fault of their own, most people don't believe me, don't understand me, don't relate to me at all, or simply don't care. The big exception are combats vets. I can open up to them and they get it and I...
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    Other Terrorist attack survivors

    @littleoc Thanks littleoc. We all are saddened when friends and family pass. When someone like my friend passes unexpectedly it is devastating to a whole lot of people. He was an extraordinary healer and spirit. He made people want to be better human beings. A leader like him does not come along...
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    Other Terrorist attack survivors

    Thank you for relating your experiences in Barcelona. My memories of Barcelona include a bullfight I went to where El Cordorbes (sp?) was injured by the bull. Not a good day at the office for him... I too have been on the receiving end of terrorism along with a friend of mine in Libya. I got the...
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    News Us politics - read first post before comment

    I'm checking out, at least through the end of summer. I need a break. I will not be able to reply to any comments. Chow. :cool:
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    ']http://ww...[/URL] @Fionas74 Very interesting Pew research study. I'm not sure but I think the US population is fairly stable with the help of immigration, whereas the population in Europe is in decline despite immigration. Ditto Japan. Gringos are on the decline across the world. I think we...
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    @scout86. Well said Scout, I agree with you for the most part. I think sustainability is a healthy thing. I think helping people to become more into sustainability is a good thing. Its mainly about education. One thing I hate are GMOs. With a passion. As I write this note, I am having a serious...
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    @Ronin. You are correct Ronin, I'm definitely not for forcing people to do things, particularly folks who are having serious problems. I am a strong believer in free will and freedom of the individual. That is why I don't like the government in my pockets. You are also correct that "help" is a...
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    @Ronin. I have been suicidal, but I don't use that as an excuse for not trying to be as productive as I can be. There are no guarantees in this life (except death and taxes), Ronin. You just do the best you can do. I don't operate under the assumption that I will be unproductive in life. To me...
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    @Fionas74 . Maybe we are not far apart in our goals? Help sounds good to me too. ;)
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    @Fionas74. If you are able bodied, and you receive government assistance, you must work. Even if you are cleaning up the nieghborhood. That is honourable work. If you don't work, you don't get any government assistance. The more you work, the more assistance you are eligible for, including...
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    @Neverthesame I see at least four qualities in you that would make you a great doc. 1) The willingness to work hard 2) Discipline 3) The ability to take instruction 4) A healthy ethic. If you can begin to direct your work toward the medical fields I think you will take off. Medicine is tough...
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    @Neverthesame. You absolutely can become a doctor. You have a healthy ethic for being in medicine. Not everyone goes straight through school to an MD. I would venture to guess that most docs got there by doing it through a piecewise pathway. Step by step. Some pathways: 1) CNA-LPN-RN-NP-MD 2)...
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    @Neverthesame. That's all we need, more lawyers. :hilarious: No, but seriously, if someone wants to go to school, they can. It is all about want to, if you are a person that's wants to, you will find a way. It is easier to go to school today, if you are poor, than it has ever been. Heck, you can...
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    @Fionas74. Nixon and Ford were asswipes. I don't like either one. The "Great Society" set up a plantation society, like the cotton plantations in the South before the Civil War. It keeps the poor (slaves) dependant (chained) on the government (plantation owner, master, Democrats) hand outs (food...
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