Dr. Mariana Caplan — Does Yoga Work? |382|

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  1. I have an innate instinct to oppose any type of manipulation by doing the exact opposite what what is wanted of me. Women hate me. And the women who love me hate me the most. But I can't help it.

    I watched the first 30 minutes of the interview on youtube and I don't have anything negative to say about her. She isn't interested in being an activist. I don't think there is anything wrong with that.

    What exactly was she whining about?
     
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    People judge other people pretty harshly through media and internet, much more so than they do in real life, I've unmistakenly noticed.
     
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  3. This is from the UK:
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...attacks-far-widespread-previously-feared.html

    The dark truth about child sex abuse: Devastating 'Truth Project' report reveals paedophile attacks by doctors, teachers and social workers are far more widespread than feared
    21:07 EDT, 23 June 2018
    Researchers found abuse widespread across all communities and social classes
    New report is based of the biggest archive of evidence by abuse victims ever
    It presents detailed accounts from 50 of 1,400 victims to turned to Truth Project​
     
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    not sure what you mean... I'm sure yr not suggesting that his rape of one or two 8 yr olds is ok.

    moreover, I don't think yr position reflects the nature/mindset of this evil/crime. the best research suggests that the vast, vast majority of these people are lifelong rapist/sadists who prey on dozens or even hundreds of kids during their life. so, it doesn't make sense to draw the lines strictly around the convictions. also, gotta separate out "homosexuality," we're talking about the rape of defenseless children.

    EDIT: hey Mike after reading yr other posts I can see that my response doesn't exactly fit yr position... maybe we can clarify... apologies if I've missed the mark.
     
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    blackmail is the other dark side of this whole thing... if you were a puppetmaster you would love to have a pedo in a position of power/authority... gives you ultimate control.
     
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    agreed... and even with just the "physical stuff" there's a lot to unpack. anyone who's spent much time doing yoga (e.g. Iyengar/Ashtanga) has witnessed the weird stuff that can happen by aligning yr body in a certain way and breathing.
     
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    A post from the bitter ex-Catholic.

    https://www.buzzfeednews.com/articl...rphanage-death-catholic-abuse-nuns-st-josephs

    I post this as yet another illustration of the institutionalized evil of the Catholic Church -- and the rigged legal system that protects such evil. The victims here are victimized twice -- first, by the priests and nuns in the house of horror orphanage, and then later by the attorneys defending the Church and mocking or denying the victims' experiences.

    Why rigged? First, there should be no statute of limitations for crimes of this sort against children. Children who are so traumatized that they bury the memories for decades. In addition, the judge should have allowed a class action/consolidated trial by the victims. Clearly there were shared memories/experiences establishing a pattern of horrific, institutionalized conduct over decades that would have come out with such a consolidated/class action trial. Finally, the judge should have been far less tolerant of the abuse of the cross-examination process by the defense. As you can see from the article, "questions" (defined loosely) asked by the defense attorneys were clearly meant only to re-traumatize and demean.
     
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    I thought this was an interesting perspective on this topic. I don't practice yoga, but I can relate to much of what the benefits are purported to be through other efforts in my life, mostly hard work on the land. I could see this being the first thing I turned to if some unfortunate turn of events forced me to seek another avenue for the feeling of 'divine connection', unity, co-creation, discipline, observance, and the other many benefits of this level of work. I do think that's what some might be missing in our 'entertained to death' American culture, b/c it is work that requires one's own direct connection with a 'higher power'--not just the ancestral wisdom that went into it, but then the 'weaving' into current and potential future environments that makes it a true art/craft/discipline that does seem to have a lot of value for all kinds of folks.

     
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