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Namibia!

I had to ride HARD ENDURO to get here! [S5 - Eps. 39]

In this episode I am riding to the Fish River Canyon, the second largest canyon in the world. It's not an easy ride to get there ...

youtu.be/9ZC5jFs8mTQ

Unless your crusade is only for the truth, you're not a journalist, you're an activist.

If you crusade for truth, you're probably a brilliant journalist; however, if your crusade is a Holy War, you probably aren't.

The only crusade a journalist should ever be on is for truth.

If you're on a crusade, you're probably a terrible news reporter but probably an exceptional investigative journalist.

.... So, now, as long as I believe someone isn't just gaslighting me or manipulating me by being dramatic, I always try to work my empathy and sympathy muscles way before I just dismiss someone as being pathetic, which is, sadly, what I believed before (the "suck it up, buttercup" syndrome). Anyway, thanks for listening.

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.... That's so alien to me and I originally, not knowing what I was doing, perceiving people who were triggered by just words or images or memes as being "snowflakes" or wimps or just weak-minded. That said, if I had to relive the death of my mom or dad or any traumatic experience just through suggestion, it would drive me nuts! .....

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.... I always wondered why "triggering" was such a thing and that it could—and often—resulted in screaming, crying, and hysteria; however, if someone can simply say something or show something or evoke something—or even just imply something—in someone without aphantasia—to say nothing about hyperphantasia—then simply putting something existentially threatening into someone's imagination can actually put them into a very real experience of relived trauma. ....

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Now I get what triggering means, and being triggered. I am sorry if this paints me as having been a little too intolerant about people's sensitivities, but I didn't know any better. Now I know better. Now I get what triggering means, and being triggered. With Aphantasia, it's not always easy to understand. .....

What does that mean? Is it novillianitis?

CNN / MSNBC Audiences Abandoning After Trump

youtu.be/QSICkKR5Mq8

Truth for me: "On the other hand, people with aphantasia don’t do as well as others at remembering details of their own lives. It’s possible that recalling our own experiences — known as episodic memory — depends more on the mind’s eye than does remembering facts about the world."

Many People Have a Vivid ‘Mind’s Eye,’ While Others Have None at All nytimes.com/2021/06/08/science

I hereby decree that if you mean 'it's" you write "it is" because you're not responsible enough to know the difference between it's and its. Same with "you are" and "they are." I have spoken!

Et tu ACLU?

Krystal and Saagar: ACLU ABANDONS Free Speech In Favor Of Trump Derangement

youtu.be/tK_MySaK5Ro

I <3 "Nieman Marxism" and "Nieman Marxists" ... very funny!

The New Six Week Cycle: Uncle Sam recovers 63.7 of 75 Bitcoins Colonial Pipeline paid to ransomware crew (hint: they had the keys) l.curry.com/frg

Polarizing cuts both ways. I'm in Burger King's side but this could also work against BK and for Chick-fil-A. Blowback is extremely unpredictable.

Burger King Just Threw Some Epic Shade At Chick-Fil-A With Their New LGBTQ+ Pride Sandwich

Burger King threw shade at Chick-fil-A with their new pro-LGBTQ+ chicken sandwich in honor of Pride month.

comicsands.com/burger-king-chi

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Girevik

Sorry, it's a private playground for Comrade Chris and his friends.