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2011-09-24 12:27:49 PM
I learned a long time ago that if you want quality reporting of news, you've got to move beyond the big US networks. Yeah, 20 years ago CNN was one of the most respected names in news in the world. Then FOX News and MSNBC showed up and it became a ratings war and the quality began a long, slow decline.

Personally, I read BBC News everyday, and usually NPR News too (the best domestic news coverage in the US). If anything is happening in the middle east I'll go to Al Jazeera English for reliable coverage of it.

If I want hypocritical politicians babbling about family values while pandering to voters, vapid celebrity gossip, useless "human interest" pieces of no news value, and dumbed down versions of a few of the bigger stories I might go to CNN. In reality, I briefly check CNN just to see if they've got a story of note I didn't see anywhere else.

CNN is there for people who want to think they are watching the news and keeping up with things, but don't want to see anything that might accidentally make them think too hard or feel uncomfortable with the world around them. FOX News is like that, but for people who don't want to ever see news that makes them question their religion or politics (as long as they are Christian and Conservative).
 
2011-09-24 12:29:23 PM

Weaver95: Grables'Daughter: [images.pictureshunt.com image 400x338]

ZOINKS!

stop that. I have a weird fetish for Velma.


How can I help?
 
2011-09-24 12:30:56 PM

PsiChi: That's a good article, especially coming from CNN, I haven't personally seen a ghost, but, after a lifetime of study, believe that souls live on beyond death. What a waste it would be to throw away a perfectly good soul, when it can continue forward, to live life in a different way.

From tfa: People who are extremely close develop a virtual telepathic link that exists in, and beyond, this world, said Jeff Belanger, a journalist who collected ghost stories for his book, "Our Haunted Lives: True Life Ghost Encounters."

"People have these experiences all the time," Belanger said. "There's an interconnectedness between people. Do you know how you're close to someone, and you just know they're sick or something is wrong?"

I've never really experienced this phenomenon, even though I'm close to my family, until recently. It seems like a silly example, and I'm sure some will scoff, but here goes:

I was lying on my back in the office, across two chairs, talking with my sister. I've never done this before, and haven't done it since. I was staring up at the ceiling, noticing the dust on the chandelier-type light fixture, and thinking about how I could clear off the office table and vacuum that with a mini-vacuum hose attachment. My sister said, at least twice, "Why do I keep having the urge to look up at the ceiling?"

At first I thought, "I have no idea." But when she persisted, I thought maybe she is connecting to what I am seeing, somehow.

///Pretty sure that's what it was.
//css
/Still meaning to clean around the chandelier!


MOO! BAAH! HEE HAW!!

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herd_mentality
 
2011-09-24 12:34:55 PM
Wolf Blitzer would be great for a guest voice on Scooby-Doo.
 
2011-09-24 12:37:54 PM

alklloyd: Wolf Blitzer would be great for a guest voice on Scooby-Doo.


Scooby-Doo would make an AWESOME guest on Wolf Blitzer's show.
 
2011-09-24 12:39:49 PM
So, Europe in chaos, US Economy in ruins and a Govt shutdown are akin to Palestinians seeking statehood?

I see what you did there subby, even if you didn't.
 
2011-09-24 12:43:38 PM

Grables'Daughter: Weaver95: Grables'Daughter: [images.pictureshunt.com image 400x338]

ZOINKS!

stop that. I have a weird fetish for Velma.

How can I help?


wear velma glasses, an orange turtleneck sweater and nothing else.

yeah baby!
 
2011-09-24 12:45:54 PM

Sarah Palin's Conscience: PsiChi: That's a good article, especially coming from CNN, I haven't personally seen a ghost, but, after a lifetime of study, believe that souls live on beyond death. What a waste it would be to throw away a perfectly good soul, when it can continue forward, to live life in a different way.

From tfa: People who are extremely close develop a virtual telepathic link that exists in, and beyond, this world, said Jeff Belanger, a journalist who collected ghost stories for his book, "Our Haunted Lives: True Life Ghost Encounters."

"People have these experiences all the time," Belanger said. "There's an interconnectedness between people. Do you know how you're close to someone, and you just know they're sick or something is wrong?"

I've never really experienced this phenomenon, even though I'm close to my family, until recently. It seems like a silly example, and I'm sure some will scoff, but here goes:

I was lying on my back in the office, across two chairs, talking with my sister. I've never done this before, and haven't done it since. I was staring up at the ceiling, noticing the dust on the chandelier-type light fixture, and thinking about how I could clear off the office table and vacuum that with a mini-vacuum hose attachment. My sister said, at least twice, "Why do I keep having the urge to look up at the ceiling?"

At first I thought, "I have no idea." But when she persisted, I thought maybe she is connecting to what I am seeing, somehow.

///Pretty sure that's what it was.
//css
/Still meaning to clean around the chandelier!

MOO! BAAH! HEE HAW!!

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herd_mentality


You should know.
 
2011-09-24 12:49:04 PM

PsiChi: Sarah Palin's Conscience: PsiChi: That's a good article, especially coming from CNN, I haven't personally seen a ghost, but, after a lifetime of study, believe that souls live on beyond death. What a waste it would be to throw away a perfectly good soul, when it can continue forward, to live life in a different way.

From tfa: People who are extremely close develop a virtual telepathic link that exists in, and beyond, this world, said Jeff Belanger, a journalist who collected ghost stories for his book, "Our Haunted Lives: True Life Ghost Encounters."

"People have these experiences all the time," Belanger said. "There's an interconnectedness between people. Do you know how you're close to someone, and you just know they're sick or something is wrong?"

I've never really experienced this phenomenon, even though I'm close to my family, until recently. It seems like a silly example, and I'm sure some will scoff, but here goes:

I was lying on my back in the office, across two chairs, talking with my sister. I've never done this before, and haven't done it since. I was staring up at the ceiling, noticing the dust on the chandelier-type light fixture, and thinking about how I could clear off the office table and vacuum that with a mini-vacuum hose attachment. My sister said, at least twice, "Why do I keep having the urge to look up at the ceiling?"

At first I thought, "I have no idea." But when she persisted, I thought maybe she is connecting to what I am seeing, somehow.

///Pretty sure that's what it was.
//css
/Still meaning to clean around the chandelier!

MOO! BAAH! HEE HAW!!

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herd_mentality

You should know.


I do. That's why I was able to link you to the wiki article.

/3 little sisters
//we used to do this shiat, too
 
2011-09-24 12:49:39 PM
what is the true reality out there? how much is manufactured from experts and MSM? a vast majority of Americans cannot formulate their own thought w/o the confines of the TV.
 
2011-09-24 12:51:02 PM
Seriously, I could almost write this myself:

Shaggy: "A Guh-guh-guh-guh Ghost!"

Scooby: "Ruh-ro!

Wolf: "I haven't seen a dog move that fast since Baghdad in '91!"
 
2011-09-24 12:55:13 PM
OMG! A 24/7 News Site took an hour out of repeating the same stories as everyone else to run a fluff piece! WHATEVER SHALL I DO?
 
2011-09-24 01:08:53 PM

Schadenfreude ist die schoenste Freude: smooshie: So, naturally, CNN is publishing an article about ghosts on its main page

So what? I don't go to McDonald's and biatch about the food not being gourmet and healthy. There's a ton of other news sources if you want intelligent analysis of world news (hell, even setting CNN's version to International makes the top two stories about the satellite and Putin), why whine about one?

You find nothing wrong that one of your largest sources of news domestically caters to people that believe in ghosts?


Caspar, Jesus, Allah, democracy...the usual phantoms.
 
2011-09-24 01:11:31 PM
Made me laugh the other day..was listening to NPR and heard that Palestine was seeing full membership and recognition as a state by the UN. My first thought was....we do recognize you..as a rogue militant islamic fundamentalist state. What's the problem?
 
2011-09-24 01:21:00 PM
I don't need some rightwing teabagging shiatheads take on any of those stories, so let them talk about ghosts.
 
2011-09-24 01:24:26 PM
It's not news...
 
2011-09-24 01:28:58 PM
thanks bush...you cock!!!
 
2011-09-24 01:31:30 PM

DarnoKonrad: Free Market at work. Real journalism takes time, and I'm sure excellent analysis will be emerging in few months about Europe's banking crisis, the U.S. economy, and the Palestinians. Meanwhile the 24 hour news cycle can either fill it's slot with fluff (CNN) or lies (FOX). Chill out.


Bustin' makes me feel good
 
2011-09-24 01:38:39 PM
Palestine being recognized would be cool. Israel needs to return East Jerusalem, Palestine needs to recognize Israel as the state that it is, and stop electing kooks.

Europe is just boned, possibly because of the Euro being a common currency without a common government. They might want to re-think that one a bit. That and their liberal immigration policies.

America is just having a huge hangover from the easy credit + housing boom crack party. We'll get past it, though as with all hangovers we're not recovering fast enough and we're just going to have to deal with some pain before we get better. In another ten years, we'll be fine again. The other thing we're dealing with is BushCo squandering our reputation. It will be a while before other countries trust us like they trusted pre 9/11 America again. That too I give about ten years.
 
2011-09-24 01:40:49 PM

s2s2s2: smooshie: Qatar's royalty

[por-img.cimcontent.net image 400x400]


She was great on All My Children.
 
2011-09-24 01:41:04 PM

studebaker hoch: Palestine being recognized would be cool. Israel needs to return East Jerusalem, Palestine needs to recognize Israel as the state that it is, and stop electing kooks.

Europe is just boned, possibly because of the Euro being a common currency without a common government. They might want to re-think that one a bit. That and their liberal immigration policies.

America is just having a huge hangover from the easy credit + housing boom crack party. We'll get past it, though as with all hangovers we're not recovering fast enough and we're just going to have to deal with some pain before we get better. In another ten years, we'll be fine again. The other thing we're dealing with is BushCo squandering our reputation. It will be a while before other countries trust us like they trusted pre 9/11 America again. That too I give about ten years.


you are wise.
 
2011-09-24 01:46:55 PM

Weaver95: Grables'Daughter: [images.pictureshunt.com image 400x338]

ZOINKS!

stop that. I have a weird fetish for Velma.

This

Velma?

www.hotflick.net


Yeah, me too. She looks capable of mischief requiring a tarp, a squirrel and a Mexican passport.

/boinks
//oinks
 
2011-09-24 01:47:01 PM

Spanky_McFarksalot: "Palestinians are seeking statehood, the US economy is in ruins and the government is about to shut down, and Europe is spinning out of control..."

all of which is found on the CNN website.

Not everyone wants hard news all the time. I guareentee that the same people biatching about this have gone to farks entertainment section to check out which actress has decided she's a lesbian this week.

/no, not comparing fark to cnn, saying that people don't want to hear how farked the world is every second of every day.


Discovering that grown adults apparently believe in ghosts is a reminder of how farked the world is at this second of the day.

/asthon kutcher sees dead people
 
2011-09-24 01:53:47 PM
Did you guys managed to miss 95% of the front page where it talked about pretty much all of the issues that were mentioned in the first sentence of the headline? It's the frontpage and occasionally articles from other less serious sections of the site are going to end up there. That's why I don't get bend out of shape that the BBC website currently has "world's biggest dodgeball game" on its main page.
 
2011-09-24 01:55:03 PM

cycle23: Discovering that grown adults apparently believe in ghosts is a reminder of how farked the world is at this second of the day.


Don't worry, son. One day you'll be a "grown adult" yourself, and will find that you no longer base your sense of self-worth on what others believe.
 
2011-09-24 01:55:44 PM

cycle23: Discovering that grown adults apparently believe in ghosts is a reminder of how farked the world is at this second of the day.


You're just now discovering that grown people believe in ghosts because of an article on CNN?

Get out moms basement more.
 
2011-09-24 02:06:14 PM

Valiente: Weaver95: Grables'Daughter: [images.pictureshunt.com image 400x338]

ZOINKS!

stop that. I have a weird fetish for Velma.

This Velma?

[www.hotflick.net image 640x480]


Yeah, me too. She looks capable of mischief requiring a tarp, a squirrel and a Mexican passport.

/boinks
//oinks


must be a good picture since the corporate firewall won't let me see it.

evil woman! why must you tempt me so!?
 
2011-09-24 02:06:18 PM
Then one night, while Lieberman was at her mother's home in the Bronx, the phone rang and she answered. Johnny was on the line, sounding rushed and far away. Static crackled.
"I just want you to know that I love you, and I'll never be mean to anybody again," he said.
There was more static, and then the line went dead. Lieberman was left with just a dial tone.
She tried to call him back to no avail. When she awoke the next morning, an unsettled feeling came over her. She said it's hard to put into words, but she could no longer feel Johnny's presence.

Nina De Santo says one of her friends stopped by her salon to thank her -- a day after his death.
Then she found out why.
"Several hours later, I got a call from his mother that he had been murdered the night before," she said.


Holy shiat, then get the records for the phone company, so you can get the phone number for Heaven.

Do you think it's like one community phone, which is why they only give brief messages, or what?

How do they pay the bill? In solid gold feathers or something?

Or do they magically tap into the electrical signals to emulate a phone? Did they figure out the switch to digital and fiber optic? I mean, even if you're God's heavenly creation as a "perfect being", sure you're handsome and have wings and glow, but the problem at hand is understanding the digital protocol, and how to inject a digital signal into an optical fiber that doesn't simply get registered as errors. I mean, this is really complicated!
 
2011-09-24 02:30:20 PM

Lissa is my name: I like ghost stories.


Agreed. This threat should be a preseason warm-up for the annual Halloween "Spooky Stories to tell on the Fark" thread
 
2011-09-24 02:33:13 PM
assets.nydailynews.com

Alright, clear out. We got this one.

Who is it? Your grandfather? Well, he's going into the containment unit with all the others, ma'am.
That's the the law. Hey, I'm not saying it's right. I don't write the laws here, but we have a city contract.
 
2011-09-24 02:33:33 PM
www.dvdtalk.com
 
2011-09-24 02:40:13 PM

Weaver95: Grables'Daughter: [images.pictureshunt.com image 400x338]

ZOINKS!

stop that. I have a weird fetish for Velma.


2D or 3D?
www.selectspecs.com
26.media.tumblr.com

I'm good either way.

/GIS for 'Velma nude'
//leads to interesting results
 
2011-09-24 02:41:44 PM

leevis: Do ghosts exist?


No.


and yet we let people who believe in spirits, ghosts and souls vote.
why?
seriously.
why do we let mentally unstable people vote still??

/shudder
 
2011-09-24 02:44:42 PM

Gleeman: /GIS for 'Velma nude'
//leads to interesting results


Now I wanna see Grables'Daughter in a kinky Velma costume.
 
2011-09-24 02:59:21 PM

Captain_Ballbeard: So, Europe in chaos, US Economy in ruins and a Govt shutdown are akin to Palestinians seeking statehood?

I see what you did there subby, even if you didn't.


Palestine joining the UN is pretty damn historic. It's kind of one of those points in history like VE Day, or the fall of the Berlin Wall.
 
2011-09-24 03:00:03 PM

Weaver95: Gleeman: /GIS for 'Velma nude'
//leads to interesting results

Now I wanna see Grables'Daughter in a kinky Velma costume.


Yes please!

/Have my lotion ready
 
2011-09-24 03:04:02 PM

Fallout Boy: Did you guys managed to miss 95% of the front page where it talked about pretty much all of the issues that were mentioned in the first sentence of the headline? It's the frontpage and occasionally articles from other less serious sections of the site are going to end up there. That's why I don't get bend out of shape that the BBC website currently has "world's biggest dodgeball game" on its main page.


Just because yanks don't seem to care about a sport the rest of the world values doesn't make it less important. Get with the program, usa
 
2011-09-24 03:22:26 PM

Valiente: Weaver95: Grables'Daughter: [images.pictureshunt.com image 400x338]

ZOINKS!

stop that. I have a weird fetish for Velma.

This Velma?

[www.hotflick.net image 640x480]


Yeah, me too. She looks capable of mischief requiring a tarp, a squirrel and a Mexican passport.

/boinks
//oinks


Cardellini is a secret love of mine and a competent actor to boot.
 
2011-09-24 04:54:05 PM

namatad: leevis: Do ghosts exist?

No.

and yet we let people who believe in spirits, ghosts and souls vote.
why?
seriously.
why do we let mentally unstable people vote still??

/shudder


Not to mention the ones who still haven't outgrown having a "invisible friend".
 
2011-09-24 05:25:55 PM

Cornelius McGillicuddy: [www.dvdtalk.com image 134x300]


Wow. Haven't seen that in a long time.
 
2011-09-24 05:39:49 PM

Schadenfreude ist die schoenste Freude: smooshie: So, naturally, CNN is publishing an article about ghosts on its main page

So what? I don't go to McDonald's and biatch about the food not being gourmet and healthy. There's a ton of other news sources if you want intelligent analysis of world news (hell, even setting CNN's version to International makes the top two stories about the satellite and Putin), why whine about one?

You find nothing wrong that one of your largest sources of news domestically caters to people that believe in ghosts?


Eh, some people believe in ghosts and are also fairly smart. Some of it comes from low vibrations in pipes, churches, and other old areas, but some of it is just strange random shiat that scares people.

I do find something wrong with that there are actual stories out their and they ran this.
 
2011-09-24 06:04:54 PM
There's too much real bullshiat right now, maybe people want to get away from it with fake bullshiat for a while.
 
2011-09-24 06:19:48 PM
I don't get the joke subby. CNN has been running stories on those subjects for weeks, even months.
 
2011-09-24 06:38:05 PM

Valiente: s2s2s2: smooshie: Qatar's royalty

[por-img.cimcontent.net image 400x400]

She was great on All My Children.


Also being replaced!
 
2011-09-24 07:53:14 PM
I stopped using CNN as a valid online news source years ago, when Britney Spears was breaking headlines news. Every once in a while I go to see if they have anything relevant to say. But then, stuff like this happens (yes, actual screenshot, not a photoshop):

camel.ethereal.net

and I re-think just blocking cnn.com at the router.
 
2011-09-24 10:39:09 PM
This happened to me.

My mother was on her death bed because of lung cancer that had spread to her brain. I knew it was only a matter of days before she passed, and I thought to myself that I better get a haircut since I didn't think I'd be in any shape to get one after she passed. I went to get a haircut, and as I was waiting a commercial played for Delilah which was a radio show we both frequently listened to together. The thought suddenly entered my mind "My Mama just died" but I didn't think much of it. The song "Wind Beneath My Wings" played afterwards. That thought entered my mind the exact moment my Mama died. She died at 2:45 and my receipt was 2:55. I still have the receipt. Later that day I was thinking of songs to play at her funeral. Naturally I thought of "Wind Beneath My Wings" when my uncle entered the room and said: "I was thinking the same thing. She mentioned something about it before." That was before he heard what happened to me.

That incident touched me deeply. It meant more to me than words can express. Sure, you're thinking it could've been a coincidence. You see, I'm a rational logical person as well. I thought "Maybe the thought of her dying was in my head" but it wasn't. I didn't expect her to pass for a couple more days.

What helped me even more than that was the first true lucid dream I had in years. I was going through a rough patch. I've always been fascinated by dreams. Dream psychology greatly interests me. Whenever I had a dream I tried my best to take control of it so I could see Mama one more time. I tried for such a long time and had nearly given up hope. Then this happened:

My Mama died on June 18th, and in December I got Chibi, my yorkiepoo. People wouldn't understand the comfort the unconditional love of an animal can give you after experiencing something like this. As I mentioned earlier, I was going through a rough period. I woke up to go to school and let Chibi out of my room so my Dad could play with him. I decided I couldn't go to school and went back to bed. I heard scratching on my door and then my dream happened:

I woke up laying on a black couch in a room with hardwood floors. The walls were white, and there was this warm, loving, and bright light engulfing it. I looked down and Chibi was walking across the floor and was looking at me. He had "woken me up" and it seemed as if he wanted me to follow him. I recognized that I was in control of the dream, but still not totally in control. I forced myself up from the couch, and slowly but surely gained my footing. I made it to an archway in the door which led into a kitchen with a wooden countertop and the cupboards were white. Chibi waited patiently as I made it to the archway and pulled myself up from a sideways stance. I was in control. He entered the kitchen and walked towards the side then disappeared. I thought to myself: "I'm going to see my Mama. I'm going to see my Mama" I looked around the room from the left to the right. On the right there was a wall of body length doors with windows in them. It's the same as was in the previous room. Warm, loving, glowing late radiated in. My Mama's recliner materialized with her back towards me. It was my Old Mama with her curly black hair. Not the one overcome with cancer. She had on the plaid shirt she often wore before cancer took its toll and she no longer could wear he old clothes. I tried to speak but the words wouldn't come out. I slowly walked towards her, and I made me way to her recliner. "Mama" I said, the words finally coming out. She looked back with the most wonderful smile I had ever seen on her face as if to tell me she forgave me and that everything was all right. I woke up.

I woke up with the overwhelming urge to write. I've always been a writer with a gift of the Word, but I had never written a poem before. I felt the overwhelming urge to write and this is what came out:

I saw Mama today.
Awakened by a slumber with the sound
of a brown and black yorkiepoo waltzing
on a brown hardwood floor

Bright, white, so very bright and white.
"Mama! Mama!" I say, but I don't really say
for the words are trapped inside of my soul
fighting to get out, please, let me will them to get out!
This time, please! It has been so long!
Out of my mind, into this place I've stumbled upon
thanks to the brown and black yorkiepoo waltzing
on a brown hardwood floor.

Bright, warm, loving light surrounds me
as I look down
to the brown and black yorkiepoo looking up at me
Looking as if to say nothing but everything as he walks into the next room
Leading me.
Disappearing.
"Mama!" "Mama!" I keep saying
the more and more my mind, my Will fights
the more and more strength my mind, my Will gets
as I walk, realizing what this is
hoping
praying
that it lasts

I Will myself across the floor
and I see
Bright! Warm, loving, so very bright!
it engulfs me
White cupboards, hardwood countertop
in the center of the hardwood floor.
"Mama!" "Mama!" I say
Fight for it! Words, grow in your strength!

As I get to the corner of the arch
I Will myself from my sideways stance
looking around the corner
hoping
praying
that it lasts.
knowing what it is.

White, white, the walls
pure, pure, the light
White, white, the living room
in which she lives
I hope
Pray
That she's there.

It is all taken in and my eyes move right
Right, to wall of white with windows
where the light
Bright
Shines through

"Mama!" "Mama!" Almost there!
I see!
I see a chair out of nowhere!
I see her hair as I will myself there!

Hoping
Praying
I Will myself to the chair and I stand there
"Mama!"
It is free!
The word is free!
I say it out loud with love and reverrence
to the back of her curly black hair

She looks back at me over her shoulder
as I stand behind her
The smile, oh, the smile!
It is something that is hard to believe!
Looking back, smiling.
"Mama" I say, returning the smile.

She smiles
saying nothing but saying everything
as to say that everything is all right
it'll be all right
as to say she forgives me
loves me

Brighter! Brighter, warmer, and more loving is the light!
Exponentially so from the wall of white and windows
Growing, in a flash but a flash that engulfs me
as she looks over her shoulder, smiling

I saw Mama today.
She is waiting in her chair
in Heaven
and it'll be all right.

That's my story. Dismiss the article with snark all you wish, but it made me gasp and brought tears to my eyes just knowing I'm not alone in having this happen.
 
2011-09-24 11:02:20 PM

DarnoKonrad: Gaylord Fister: You know, the media are supposed to be the watchdog of democracy.

That's true, but we don't live in a democracy anymore. We live in a market driven plutocracy oligarchy.


Maybe you meant that instead? Or maybe a mix... plutarchy. The same either way, not sure why I bothered to post :p
 
2011-09-25 12:17:11 AM

ParagonComplex: This happened to me.

My mother was on her death bed because of lung cancer that had spread to her brain. I knew it was only a matter of days before she passed, and I thought to myself that I better get a haircut since I didn't think I'd be in any shape to get one after she passed. I went to get a haircut, and as I was waiting a commercial played for Delilah which was a radio show we both frequently listened to together. The thought suddenly entered my mind "My Mama just died" but I didn't think much of it. The song "Wind Beneath My Wings" played afterwards. That thought entered my mind the exact moment my Mama died. She died at 2:45 and my receipt was 2:55. I still have the receipt. Later that day I was thinking of songs to play at her funeral. Naturally I thought of "Wind Beneath My Wings" when my uncle entered the room and said: "I was thinking the same thing. She mentioned something about it before." That was before he heard what happened to me.

That incident touched me deeply. It meant more to me than words can express. Sure, you're thinking it could've been a coincidence. You see, I'm a rational logical person as well. I thought "Maybe the thought of her dying was in my head" but it wasn't. I didn't expect her to pass for a couple more days.

What helped me even more than that was the first true lucid dream I had in years. I was going through a rough patch. I've always been fascinated by dreams. Dream psychology greatly interests me. Whenever I had a dream I tried my best to take control of it so I could see Mama one more time. I tried for such a long time and had nearly given up hope. Then this happened:

My Mama died on June 18th, and in December I got Chibi, my yorkiepoo. People wouldn't understand the comfort the unconditional love of an animal can give you after experiencing something like this. As I mentioned earlier, I was going through a rough period. I woke up to go to school and let Chibi out of my room so my Dad could play with him. I decided I couldn't go to school and went back to bed. I heard scratching on my door and then my dream happened:

I woke up laying on a black couch in a room with hardwood floors. The walls were white, and there was this warm, loving, and bright light engulfing it. I looked down and Chibi was walking across the floor and was looking at me. He had "woken me up" and it seemed as if he wanted me to follow him. I recognized that I was in control of the dream, but still not totally in control. I forced myself up from the couch, and slowly but surely gained my footing. I made it to an archway in the door which led into a kitchen with a wooden countertop and the cupboards were white. Chibi waited patiently as I made it to the archway and pulled myself up from a sideways stance. I was in control. He entered the kitchen and walked towards the side then disappeared. I thought to myself: "I'm going to see my Mama. I'm going to see my Mama" I looked around the room from the left to the right. On the right there was a wall of body length doors with windows in them. It's the same as was in the previous room. Warm, loving, glowing late radiated in. My Mama's recliner materialized with her back towards me. It was my Old Mama with her curly black hair. Not the one overcome with cancer. She had on the plaid shirt she often wore before cancer took its toll and she no longer could wear he old clothes. I tried to speak but the words wouldn't come out. I slowly walked towards her, and I made me way to her recliner. "Mama" I said, the words finally coming out. She looked back with the most wonderful smile I had ever seen on her face as if to tell me she forgave me and that everything was all right."



Hang on to those thoughts. They're very nice.
 
2011-09-25 12:22:28 AM
i think ghosts should be in the news far more often. though, they could certainly use better stories than crisis apparitions. where the hell are the news articles that ghosts talk about? i'd much rather read their news about scientific progress they're achieving in talking to the living.
 
2011-09-25 02:47:44 AM

StingerJ: That's why I read Al Jazeera English (new window). I will recommend it to anyone.


Absolutely, better than the BBC and CBC. Al Jazeera English is very neutral and calls it like it is whether it is an article that supports the Arabic side or the American side. They do have a lot of fun pointing out the stupidity of American politics.

American news is so controlled it's a joke.
 
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