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Lorenzo 'Obi' Abadinas



About me: Complicated; Like a book if you don't go beyond the cover you won't know me. After all, life is too important to be taken seriously. I do believe that anytime before you pass through the gates of hell, you can change your luck.

I am interested in our personal evolution. Esoteric Taoism, Polyphasic Sleeping, Transhumanism. Exploring the Living Force.

At times, I can be too intense, anally retentive and self-important, but my friends and family are very good at putting me in my place. I have grown accustomed to living with the absurd.

Point to note: I have been accused of being a toxic personality. Take me or leave me. That's the way I am.

Religion: JEDI.. : “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”

Political view: Neo- Anarchist/ TechnoProgressive

A few quotes we should live by:

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover."
Mark Twain


A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialisation is for insects. — Robert A. Heinlein

Adventurers in Polyphasic Sleeping:

www.puredoxyk.com/index.php/category/polyphasic/ by Puredoxyk (longterm)
jorel314.wordpress.com/tag/polyphasic/ by jorel Pi (longterm)
keighsie.livejournal.com/ by keighsie (longterm)

www.youtube.com/user/aeia by Aya (longterm and it's on video format)

blog.aximilation.com/blog.php by aximilation (longterm)
uberphasic.blogspot.com/ by Hunner (longterm)
eftichis.com/sleep/blog/ by eftichis
she-who-chatters.blogspot.com/search/label/polyphasic%20sleep by D
gphasic.blogspot.com/2009_06_01_archive.html by Jean

I was on Everyman 3 (3 hours core nap) and unsure when I will experiment with Uberman/Davinci sleep again.
Starting to sleep longer now and may be due to the shorter daylight hours.

Will see what happens.

I prefer to refer to the 24hour clock as it does makes things easier.

Decided to take a leaf from others and describe each 24 hour period as a day and a Cycle.
24 hours = 1 Cycle.

Probably someone watching Battlestar Galactica...lol

November 2009:
Due to the weather changes I am finding it hard to only sleep three hours or it may be due to changes in my training.
I will now be on one muscle part a day and starting a running schedule.
Currently on 4 hour Core sleeps and 1 or 2 Naps a day.

Disadvantage: One extra hour of sleep.
Advantage: Only need one extra nap.

Will see if this is permanent or Seasonal. If I find myself sleeping longer, I will experiment with Uberman again. It may shock the system.


May 2013:
Lots has happened:
October15th, ended up with Occupy the London Stock Exchange.
Did not do wonders for my training as I ended up becoming part of the sanitaion team and did latrine duty in the morning.
February 29th 2012: Eviction.
Livestream team with Occupy News Network.
Occupy Nomads afterwards.

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URGENT ACTION Save Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani

Women's Rights

For anyone that missed it last time. This is a letter template to send to
the UN to hopefully save Sakineh. Takes a few seconds to copy and paste
the template into an email and use the addresses provided.


United Nations: npillay@ohchr.org, sg@un.org CC: urgent-action@ohchr.org, inquiries@un.org, info@reachingcriticalwill.org, inforequest@wilpf.ch 

 

SUBJECT: Urgent Action for Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani 

 

Your Excellency,

 

I am emailing you regarding the case Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani. 

 

 

Last week, Ms. Ashtiani was forced to make a TV ''confession'', against herself, Mr. Mostafaei, and the campaign. Her lawyer says Ashtiani was tortured before the interview recorded in Tabriz prison. The interview was broadcast on Wednesday 11th August, on the '20:30' program by Seda va Sima, the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting.  Televised “confessions” have repeatedly been used by the authorities to incriminate individuals in custody. Many have later retracted these “confessions”, stating that they were coerced to make them, sometimes under torture or other ill-treatment.    

 

For this, I ask the United Nations,  all Human Rights and International Organizations to take urgent action.

Any Execution planned for Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani MUST be halted.

 

Thank you, 

 

 

[Signature]

 

 

 

Sources: Amnesty,  Guardian

 

EXTENDED CONTACT LIST (some may get failure notice): Extended gov’t & int’l org contacts michael.spindelegger@bmeia.gv.at, kab.bz@diplobel.fed.be, info@mvp.gov.ba, iprd@mfa.government.bg, ministar@mvpei.hr, minforeign1@mfa.gov.cy, podatelna@mzv.cz, udenrigsministeren@um.dk, vminfo@vm.ee, umi@formin.fi, bernard.kouchner@diplomatie.gouv.fr, inform@mfa.gov.ge, guido.westerwelle@auswaertiges-amt.de, gpapandreou@parliament.gr, titkarsag.konz@kum.hu, external@utn.stjr.is, minister@dfa.ie, gabinetto@cert.esteri.it, segreteria.frattini@esteri.it, mfa.cha@mfa.gov.lv, urm@urm.lt, tonio.borg@gov.mt, secdep@mfa.md, m.verhagen@minbuza.nl, post@mfa.no, DNZPC.Sekretariat@msz.gov.pl, ministro@mne.gov.pt senec@mne.gov.pt pm@pm.gov.pt miguel.moratinos@maec.es, registrator@foreign.ministry.se, info@eda.admin.ch urgent-action@ohchr.org, Iran_team@amnesty.org Extended media contacts nightline@abcnews.com, 2020@abc.com, evening@cbsnews.com, earlyshow@cbs.com, 60m@cbsnews.com, 48hours@cbsnews.com, ftn@cbsnews.com, info@cnbc.com, dateline@nbcuni.com, hardball@msnbc.com, joe@msnbc.com, nightly@nbc.com, today@nbc.com, newshour@pbs.org, ombudsman@npr.org, city@thestar.ca, readers.rep@latimes.com, letters@latimes.com, letters@nytimes.com, Bruce.Wallace@latimes.com, Mark.McGonigle@latimes.com, news-tips@nytimes.com, foreign@nytimes.com, nytnews@nytimes.com, editor@usatoday.com, wsj.ltrs@wsj.com, letters@washpost.com, ombudsman@washpost.com, letters@newsweek.com, letters@time.com, letters@usnews.com, info@ap.org, tips@upi.com, red@berlingske.dk, redaktion@faz.de, redactie@volkskrant.nl, ole.erik.almlid@aftenposten.no, bjorn.hedensjo@dn.se, redaktion@tages-anzeiger.ch, foreign.news@thetimes.co.uk, robert.tait@guardian.co.uk, simon.jeffery@guardian.co.uk, redazione.tg5@mediaset.it, redazione.studioapertorm@mediaset.it, skytg24.redazione@skytv.it, segreteria_roma@repubblica.it, roma@lastampa.it, esteri@liberazione.it, segreteria@unita.it, lorenzocairoli@hotmail.com, redazione@ilmanifesto.it, nadiapizzuti@gmail.com, nadia.pizzuti@ansa.it

Taiwan's last sword-maker - 07 Jan 10

Akashic

Once considered divine, the centuries-old craft of sword-making in Taiwan is dying.

But one individual is doing his best to keep the ancient tradition alive.

Al Jazeera's Steve Chao travelled to the town of Cheding to meet the country's last professional sword-maker, who at 65, hopes to find a "worthy apprentice" to pass his legacy on to.

I want one of those blades.

Aspirations of Secular Humanism

Akashic

Music: Willow and the Light
Source: http://incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/

HUMANISM AND ITS ASPIRATIONS /
HUMANIST MANIFESTO III

Humanist Manifesto III, a successor to the Humanist Manifesto of 1933*

* Humanist Manifesto is a trademark of the American Humanist Association-© 2003 American Humanist Association

SOURCE: http://www.americanhumanist.org/Who_W...

Music: I Can't Wait (2001) - Mirwais
Video Made Solely For Educational Purposes
No Copyright Infringement Intended
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Humanism is a progressive philosophy of life that, without supernaturalism, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspire to the greater good of humanity.

The lifestance of Humanism—guided by reason, inspired by compassion, and informed by experience—encourages us to live life well and fully. It evolved through the ages and continues to develop through the efforts of thoughtful people who recognize that values and ideals, however carefully wrought, are subject to change as our knowledge and understandings advance.

This document is part of an ongoing effort to manifest in clear and positive terms the conceptual boundaries of Humanism, not what we must believe but a consensus of what we do believe. It is in this sense that we affirm the following:

Knowledge of the world is derived by observation, experimentation, and rational analysis. Humanists find that science is the best method for determining this knowledge as well as for solving problems and developing beneficial technologies. We also recognize the value of new departures in thought, the arts, and inner experience—each subject to analysis by critical intelligence.

Humans are an integral part of nature, the result of unguided evolutionary change. Humanists recognize nature as self-existing. We accept our life as all and enough, distinguishing things as they are from things as we might wish or imagine them to be. We welcome the challenges of the future, and are drawn to and undaunted by the yet to be known.

Ethical values are derived from human need and interest as tested by experience. Humanists ground values in human welfare shaped by human circumstances, interests, and concerns and extended to the global ecosystem and beyond. We are committed to treating each person as having inherent worth and dignity, and to making informed choices in a context of freedom consonant with responsibility.

Life's fulfillment emerges from individual participation in the service of humane ideals. We aim for our fullest possible development and animate our lives with a deep sense of purpose, finding wonder and awe in the joys and beauties of human existence, its challenges and tragedies, and even in the inevitability and finality of death. Humanists rely on the rich heritage of human culture and the lifestance of Humanism to provide comfort in times of want and encouragement in times of plenty.

Humans are social by nature and find meaning in relationships. Humanists long for and strive toward a world of mutual care and concern, free of cruelty and its consequences, where differences are resolved cooperatively without resorting to violence. The joining of individuality with interdependence enriches our lives, encourages us to enrich the lives of others, and inspires hope of attaining peace, justice, and opportunity for all.

Working to benefit society maximizes individual happiness. Progressive cultures have worked to free humanity from the brutalities of mere survival and to reduce suffering, improve society, and develop global community. We seek to minimize the inequities of circumstance and ability, and we support a just distribution of nature's resources and the fruits of human effort so that as many as possible can enjoy a good life.

Humanists are concerned for the well being of all, are committed to diversity, and respect those of differing yet humane views. We work to uphold the equal enjoyment of human rights and civil liberties in an open, secular society and maintain it is a civic duty to participate in the democratic process and a planetary duty to protect nature's integrity, diversity, and beauty in a secure, sustainable manner.

Thus engaged in the flow of life, we aspire to this vision with the informed conviction that humanity has the ability to progress toward its highest ideals. The responsibility for our lives and the kind of world in which we live is ours and ours alone.

For historical purposes, see preceding Humanist Manifestos: I and II .

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The Mandarin

At the Guardian Book Club, bestselling author Terry Pratchett gives his views on science and religion

December Week 1

The Mandarin
Sunday:

Eskrima started late at 1200 hours. One hour lesson.
Glad for the brief training as I felt shattered from the Tab yesterday.
Karaoke for the rest of the afternoon.
Made it in time for sauna at the gym.

Monday:
Gym AM : Chest

Bench Press
60kg = 1 x 10
80kg = 3 x 10

Incline Bench Press
50kg = 3 x 10

Various press ups x 40 and sit ups x 10 to cool down.

Eskrima Evening
2 hour lesson.

My wrists were still aching Tuesday from the locking manoeuvers.

Tuesday
Rest

Kingston.

Wednesday:
It was raining so much, decided to weight train instead.

Treadmill = 15 minutes
Superset Skull crusher 27kg = 4 x 8+ Dumbbell Curls 16kg = 4 x 6

Concentration Curls 16kg = 4 x 6

Press ups 20kg = 20+10+10+5+5 = 50

Barbell Curls 40kg = 3 x 8

Rope pulldowns + REverse Cable Curls 27.5 = 4 x 8

Thursday
Rest
Went for Sausage, mash, cabbage and onion gravy at my cousin's place. So missed training night.


The rest of December consisted of getting the flu, ending up with a cough and then probably eating something that did not agree with me.

Made up for it by sleeping and eating through the Chrismas Season.


Monday December 28th 2009
Have re-started the Endurance phase and will be running again during January.

First serious workout in a week and killed me already. Did not have enough time due to the gym closing early for Bank Holiday Monday.

10 minutes Cross TRainer
30 minutes Treadmill.

Clean and Press 40kg = 2 x 8
Bench Press 60kg = 4 x 12

10 minutes Stationary Bike.

Tues
day December 29th 2009
Gym PM

Will be experimenting with the 300 workout. Looks like something I can pursue in the morning. Then a longer workout at night:

25 Pull Ups
50 Deadlifts with 60kg weight (135lbs )
50 Push ups
50 Box Jumps
50 Floor Wipers 60kg
50 Clean & Press = 25 per arm 16kg
25 Pull Ups.

The idea is to perform as fast as possible. Will have to see from tonight.

Managed
15 minutes Crosstrainer and 30 minutes treadmill.
25 Pull Ups
50 Deadlifts with 60kg weight (135lbs )
50 Push ups
50 Box Jumps

Not enough time and I was shattered.

Wednesday December 30th 2009
Gym PM
15 min treadmill
30 min treadmill

Thursday December 31st 2009
15 Cross Trainer
30 Min. treadmill
Skull crusher + Dumbbell Curls
Concentration curls
Press ups 20kg = 20+10+10
Barbell Curls 30kg = 3 x 8



Friday January 1st 2010
Rest.

Saturday January 2nd 2010
15 Cross Trainer
60 minutes Treadmill level 7
Bench Press 60kg = 3 x 10
Incline Bench Press 60kg = 2 x 10
Dumbbell Crossover 10kg = 2  x 10


Sunday 3rd
Recovering from too much running.
Shoulders were aching due to weights.

Cutting

Akashic
Sunday:
Ended up out of commission. Felt like I was beaten up from the Bergen March yesterday.
Went to the Sauna.

Current weight at 14 Stones = 80kg

Monday
Eskrima = 2 hours

Tuesday = Cutting started.
Bench Press
60kg = 1 x 10
80kg = 3 x 10

Incline Bench Press
60kg = 1x 7 (Too exhausted from the bench. Lowered th weight)
50kg = 3 x 10

Crossover Dumbbell
10kg = 3x 12

Press ups
10 Normal, 10 Diamond, 10 Wide,

Wednesday.
Bergen March 1 hours 30 minutes.
Gym for Sauna.

Stretches and
Dumbbell Flyes
8 kg = 1 x 12
10kg = 2 x 12

Plan for a longer TAB on Saturday. Need to start on 2 hours/twice a week.

Thursday:

Squats 60kg = 1 x 12 (Could not anymore, legs still recovering)
Superset
Skull crusher/ 27kg = 4 x 8
Dumbbell Curls 16kg = 4 x 6

Concentration Curls 16kg = 4 x 6

Press ups 20kg = 20 + 10+5+5+5+5 = 50.

Barbell Curls 40kg = 3 x 8

Superset
Cable pulldowns 27.5kg = 4 x 8
Reverse Cable Curls 27.5 = 4 x 8

Friday
Rest = Sauna only

Saturday
Bergen walk 1hour 30 minutes. Currently feel shattered. Will be crashing soon and did not want to stay out too long. Great weather for ducks and for TABbing


Sunday

Eskrima 1200hours. HopeI'll manage.

Month 5 Week 3

Everyman
Sunday

Rest needed.

Monday
Overslept to five hours 0200 to 0700 hours
Eskrima

Tuesday:
0200 to 0600
Gym AM

Warmup 15 minutes

Big Fun:
Bar
30kg = 2 x 12

Burpees with Chin ups
4 x 5
These are supposed to be 3 x 12 and will require more work.

Front rows:
40kg 3 x 8

LAteral raises
10kg = 3 x 12

Wednesday :

Gym AM: Maintenance


Big Fun: Bar 1 x 12 + 30kg = 2 x 12
Squats 40kg = 2 x 12
Chest Extensions 27kg = 2 x 10

Bench Press
60kg = 1 x 10 +
100kg 4 + 6

Good Morning: 30kg = 2 x 8
Barbell Curls 30kg = 3 x 8
Press ups bodyweight = Slow 3 x 10

Gym PM : Run and Arms
Treadmill 40 minutes

Superset Skull Crusher 27kg = 4 x 6 + Dumbbell Curls 16kg = 4 x 6
Concentration Curls 16kg = 4 x 6
Superset Rope pull downs 27.5 = 4 x 6 Reverse Cable Curls 4 x 6

Thursday:
Woke up shattered from day before.

Gym PM.
Treadmill: Level 8 = 23 minutes
Bike: 15 minutes

Clean and Press 40Kg = 2 x 8
Chest Extensions: 27kg = 2 x 8

Bench Press =
60kg = 1 x 10
90kg = 1x 6
100kg = 1x 4

Good Morning 30kg = 2 x 8
Barbell Curls 30kg = 2x 8

Sit ups = 2 x 12

Friday:
Did not feel so good. Body is aching from new schedule. Decided to only do minor exercises and stretching.

Gym PM

Cross trainer 15 minutes.
Big Fun: Bar 1 x 12, 30kg = 2 x 12
Burpees with Chin ups = 4 x 6

Saturday:
Body refusing to get up. I think I slept for six hours.
No weight training decided to go for a walk with a Bergan. Will have to check correct weight, but contains sack 23kg of rice
1 hour and 30 minutes.

Had to go to the gym. Had protein shake and Sauna.
Body is aching since I have not gone for a hike or TAB for months.

Sunday.


Will be rest as no Eskrima. Will probably crash as my body is aching.