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(Yahoo)   All right marines, the Corps wants you to be a serene lotus blossom floating on sea of lava. You WILL achieve oneness with universal consciousness of all living things, you maggots   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 86
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2013-01-20 05:56:37 PM
I guess the power of the OM is as nothing compared to the power of the Old Man.
 
2013-01-20 06:11:23 PM
It's been shown that yoga is the most beneficial for overall health and flexibility. "Mindfulness" would both help the soldier's individual survivability (by increasing his SA/Situational Awareness) and post combat stress. Camouflage yoga pants for female recruits? Please?
 
2013-01-20 06:24:59 PM

saintwrathchild: You heard the man, troops. Jedi mind tricks, on the double!


SIR, YES SIR!
www.jmthiphop.com
 
2013-01-20 06:57:28 PM
We had a platoon sergeant who was into that stuff when I was in... He had us doing yoga once a week. That was back in the late 90s. It certainly didn't hurt anything, and it beat the shait out of another 6 mile run.
 
2013-01-20 07:31:05 PM
I've got some great ideas about how to reduce suicide rates; quit doping your soldiers with speed, putting them back on the line before their mandatory rest period is up, and forcing them into multiple back-to-back tours contrary to established regulation. We made those rules during WWII, Korea, and Vietnam for a god-damn reason you asses. Something else that might help them not kill themselves? Quit using basic to brain-wash people into thinking their girlfriends are whores, their family doesn't love them, and that the only thing in the world they can rely on is the Same farking Corps which forgets about them the minute their demobilize. Maybe try that you stupid, heartless sons of biatches.
 
2013-01-20 07:38:06 PM

Heron: I've got some great ideas about how to reduce suicide rates; quit doping your soldiers with speed, putting them back on the line before their mandatory rest period is up, and forcing them into multiple back-to-back tours contrary to established regulation. We made those rules during WWII, Korea, and Vietnam for a god-damn reason you asses. Something else that might help them not kill themselves? Quit using basic to brain-wash people into thinking their girlfriends are whores, their family doesn't love them, and that the only thing in the world they can rely on is the Same farking Corps which forgets about them the minute their demobilize. Maybe try that you stupid, heartless sons of biatches.


Nobody loved me the way the Corps loved me.
/Except that "date" in Olongapo
 
2013-01-20 07:45:51 PM
Mindfulness is a Buddhist-inspired concept that emphasizes active attention on the moment to keep the mind in the present.

Came in expecting FARK's resident antitheists doing the old "OMG SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE," but they seem strangely silent.
 
2013-01-20 08:05:33 PM

OscarTamerz: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 300x464]

The Samurai believed in it. They could go out and murder innocent peasants all day and then go home and meditate. Of course judging from their treatment of POWs, Filipino and Chinese civilians maybe they weren't all that broken up in the first place.


THIS.
If you actually read Japanese history, not the romanticisation of it, you find that instead of being hyper-honorable death-before-surrender types the comics were full of, they old Bushi class could and would change sides on a moment's notice, depending on who they felt stood a better chance of winning the war. What was blindly worshipped was not honour but military ability and strength. The poor were "protected" in the same way that small businesses in mob-heavy territories were "protected".
 
2013-01-20 08:12:32 PM

Heron: Quit using basic to brain-wash people


What next, put everybody in campaign hats and puttees and issue them 1903 model rifles they'll probably never fire?
 
2013-01-20 08:13:10 PM
We already had this thread.
 
2013-01-20 08:14:49 PM

GilRuiz1: Came in expecting FARK's resident antitheists doing the old "OMG SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE," but they seem strangely silent.


I already made my case the first time we had this thread, a few days ago. I could copy and paste those arguments if you like.
 
2013-01-20 08:19:55 PM

Spanky_McFarksalot: this is weird to me, I do yoga 3 to 4 times a week and have never had an instructor try to convert me.


Sounds like you are already a member of the congregation.
 
2013-01-20 08:31:01 PM

pciszek: GilRuiz1: Came in expecting FARK's resident antitheists doing the old "OMG SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE," but they seem strangely silent.

I already made my case the first time we had this thread, a few days ago. I could copy and paste those arguments if you like.



I missed that thread. Link, please?
 
2013-01-20 08:36:11 PM

MylesHeartVodak: It's been shown that yoga is the most beneficial for overall health and flexibility.


You have just been "favorited" as never, ever, ever listen to on anything related to health or exercise.
 
2013-01-20 09:08:06 PM

GilRuiz1: pciszek: GilRuiz1: Came in expecting FARK's resident antitheists doing the old "OMG SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE," but they seem strangely silent.

I already made my case the first time we had this thread, a few days ago. I could copy and paste those arguments if you like.


I missed that thread. Link, please?


Link
 
2013-01-20 09:19:40 PM
Zarquon's Flat Tire
Fair point. Maybe religious people should take a harder look at their leaders to try and prevent the perversion of their beliefs.

Why expect religious people to be so much better at this than anyone else? Just look at warrantless wiretapping threads here on Fark in 2006 versus the same threads in 2009 to see just how difficult a job this is.
 
2013-01-20 09:28:16 PM

pciszek: GilRuiz1: pciszek: GilRuiz1: Came in expecting FARK's resident antitheists doing the old "OMG SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE," but they seem strangely silent.

I already made my case the first time we had this thread, a few days ago. I could copy and paste those arguments if you like.


I missed that thread. Link, please?

Link



Thanks.

Wow, I was expecting more anti-religion comments but it seemed you were the only one who made the argument, and you got raked over the coals by others. Most everyone else seemed to be of the LULZ-XTIANS-SUCK variety. Not what I was expecting from my reliably religion-hating FARK.
 
2013-01-20 09:30:31 PM

pciszek: Sounds like you are already a member of the congregation.


its exercise. the gym isn't a church.

well, maybe golds gym...
 
2013-01-20 09:33:00 PM
When I was in the Core.....we didn't have no yoga pants.
 
2013-01-20 09:34:21 PM
Facing a record suicide rate and thousands of veterans seeking treatment for post-traumatic stress, the military has been searching for ways to reduce strains on service members burdened with more than a decade of fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.


Soooooo, everybody yoga?
 
2013-01-20 09:49:14 PM
This is good.

Do you think this kind of therapy might work for people who had things happen to them in childhood, and now still experience PTSD, anxiety, etc. etc. in their early 30's? Like...a not common therapy of farking drugs, and western psychotherapy?

I'm very serious and it's not about me but someone I care very much about.
 
2013-01-20 10:00:30 PM
Haliburton Cummings: awww..they can break out the yoga mats after a hard day of bLLLAAAAGGHHhhhffrrgghhhh *involuntarily shiats pants*

Oh dear, I really should have warned you about that.

Someone on the Joint Chiefs of Staff just figured out how to read minds.
 
2013-01-20 10:07:54 PM

White_Scarf_Syndrome: This is good.

Do you think this kind of therapy might work for people who had things happen to them in childhood, and now still experience PTSD, anxiety, etc. etc. in their early 30's? Like...a not common therapy of farking drugs, and western psychotherapy?

I'm very serious and it's not about me but someone I care very much about.


I would say it's worth a shot. Mindfulness helps you break away from your preconceptions and conditioning, to sort of see the world as it is in that absence of those biases. Takes time and it's very much a lifestyle choice; but I would say a positive one, and from the anecdotal cases in friends of mine, very helpful in dealing with anxiety.
 
2013-01-20 10:12:08 PM

White_Scarf_Syndrome: This is good.

Do you think this kind of therapy might work for people who had things happen to them in childhood, and now still experience PTSD, anxiety, etc. etc. in their early 30's? Like...a not common therapy of farking drugs, and western psychotherapy?

I'm very serious and it's not about me but someone I care very much about.


If it's got the potential to help combat-shocked Marines, it's certainly got the potential to help psychologically injured civilians.

I wish you and yours well :)
 
2013-01-20 10:12:54 PM
Whatever gets you though the night.
 
2013-01-20 11:16:03 PM
Buncha jackwagons.
 
2013-01-20 11:27:17 PM

mrexcess: You'd still have the worst medieval Popes without religion, only they'd seek their power from some other organization and be called Kings or El Presidentes instead. What you would probably not have are the Gandhis, MLKs, and Tenzin Gyatsos.

Blaming religion for what cynical, exploitative, dishonest people do with it is broken thinking.


Religion was created to allow people to have control over others. Without it, you would still have good and bad people.
 
2013-01-20 11:44:54 PM
Oh, horseshiat. The problem with most Marines is that they're encouraged not to think at all. They're physically fit, but mental messes. Of course, that's my experience from actually being in the Marine Corps. A fit body and a flabby mind are promoted.
 
2013-01-21 12:24:02 AM
Time to strike fear into our foes
 
2013-01-21 12:42:03 AM
Buddhist warrior-monks can be seriously bad ass.
 
2013-01-21 01:24:32 AM
OK, which crazy in PsiCorps finally got on Dubya's case?

Hahahahahahah.
 
2013-01-21 03:10:38 AM

david_gaithersburg:


That actor didn't look a bit like the guy. Sheesh.
 
2013-01-21 09:30:12 AM

studs up: Heron: I've got some great ideas about how to reduce suicide rates; quit doping your soldiers with speed, putting them back on the line before their mandatory rest period is up, and forcing them into multiple back-to-back tours contrary to established regulation. We made those rules during WWII, Korea, and Vietnam for a god-damn reason you asses. Something else that might help them not kill themselves? Quit using basic to brain-wash people into thinking their girlfriends are whores, their family doesn't love them, and that the only thing in the world they can rely on is the Same farking Corps which forgets about them the minute their demobilize. Maybe try that you stupid, heartless sons of biatches.

Nobody loved me the way the Corps loved me.
/Except that "date" in Olongapo


"The Corp Is Mother.
The Corp is Father."
 
2013-01-21 01:46:57 PM

GilRuiz1: pciszek: GilRuiz1: pciszek: GilRuiz1: Came in expecting FARK's resident antitheists doing the old "OMG SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE," but they seem strangely silent.

I already made my case the first time we had this thread, a few days ago. I could copy and paste those arguments if you like.


I missed that thread. Link, please?

Link


Thanks.

Wow, I was expecting more anti-religion comments but it seemed you were the only one who made the argument, and you got raked over the coals by others. Most everyone else seemed to be of the LULZ-XTIANS-SUCK variety. Not what I was expecting from my reliably religion-hating FARK.


That kind of religious ignorance against christiand is far too common on Fark.

He was a Jesus was a Lich, not a zombie.
 
2013-01-21 02:35:22 PM

White_Scarf_Syndrome: This is good.

Do you think this kind of therapy might work for people who had things happen to them in childhood, and now still experience PTSD, anxiety, etc. etc. in their early 30's? Like...a not common therapy of farking drugs, and western psychotherapy?

I'm very serious and it's not about me but someone I care very much about.


I have heard high miraculous results can be achieved by coupling a dose of MDMA. (Ecstasy) with guided therapy will under the influence of the drug.  Apparently, revisiting  the memory while under the happy drug decouples  the emotional trauma from the memory and cures the PTSD
 
2013-01-21 02:38:10 PM

Magorn: White_Scarf_Syndrome: This is good.

Do you think this kind of therapy might work for people who had things happen to them in childhood, and now still experience PTSD, anxiety, etc. etc. in their early 30's? Like...a not common therapy of farking drugs, and western psychotherapy?

I'm very serious and it's not about me but someone I care very much about.

I have heard high miraculous results can be achieved by coupling a dose of MDMA. (Ecstasy) with guided therapy will under the influence of the drug.  Apparently, revisiting  the memory while under the happy drug decouples  the emotional trauma from the memory and cures the PTSD


"Guided therapy"... does one find these people ... where?

/almost to late to sign up
 
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