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Jul 11 09 8:17 PM

Do you ever have days when you think, "really, I am so OVER the Internet"?

Will the Internet one day become how so many people now regard television, oh sheesh, who would waste time on THAT?

It IS a great tool for SOME things, but I think the Internet is mostly just a giant waste of time.

There, I said it. grin

Smile, breathe and go slowly.’ ~Thich Nhat Hanh

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Jul 12 09 12:39 AM

spending more time in the garden,cooking and crafts Going to meeting and events but dont feel anything that I do will solve much.Returning to the passions of my youth bird watching and star gazing Listening to jazz on the radio not the computer and fed up with face book.I remember the times we had back home in Florida and on vacation in Balsam NC and those were very quiet and happy times playing checkers,listening to stories and not being so scared of world events 

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Jan 24 10 3:45 AM

Saw this study today, and it reminded me of this thread...

Multiple media use tied to depression, anxiety


http://research.msu.edu/stories/multiple-media-use-tied-depression-anxiety


Using multiple forms of media at the same time – such as playing a computer game while watching TV – is linked to symptoms of anxiety and depression, scientists have found for the first time.
Michigan State University’s Mark Becker, lead investigator on the study, said he was surprised to find such a clear association between media multitasking and mental health problems. What’s not yet clear is the cause.

“We don’t know whether the media multitasking is causing symptoms of depression and social anxiety, or if it’s that people who are depressed and anxious are turning to media multitasking as a form of distraction from their problems,” said Becker, assistant professor of psychology.

While overall media use among American youth has increased 20 percent in the past decade, the amount of time spent multitasking with media spiked 120 percent during that period, Becker said.

For the study, which appears in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking, Becker and fellow MSU researchers Reem Alzahabi and Christopher Hopwood surveyed 319 people on their media use and mental health.

Participants were asked how many hours per week they used two or more of the primary forms of media, which include television, music, cell phones, text messaging, computer and video games, web surfing and others. For the mental health survey, the researchers used well-established measures, although the results do not reflect a clinical diagnosis.

Becker said future research should explore cause and effect. If it turns out media multitasking is causing depression and anxiety, recommendations could be made to alleviate the problem, he said.

On the other hand, if depressed or anxious people are turning to media multitasking, that might actually help them deal with their problems. It could also serve as a warning sign that a youngster is becoming depressed or anxious.

“Whatever the case, it’s very important information to have,” Becker said. “This could have important implications for understanding how to minimize the negative impacts of increased media multitasking.”

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Jan 24 10 11:40 PM

Well one of the things I have noticed is that after I use the computer for my work/research, I do feel drained(mentally although I usually work 2-3 hours straight without breaks.

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Jan 25 10 2:38 PM

 

Depression and Anxiety: "Becker said future research should explore cause and effect. If it turns out media multitasking is causing depression and anxiety, recommendations could be made to alleviate the problem, he said."
                 - quoted by Periol

Until our energy sources change, we are like sitting ducks in a barrel.
Cell phones, computers, cell towers everywhere, we are surrounded in a sea of frequencies that could even affect our DNA and our children's future.  Read the book:

Disconnect: The Truth About Cell Phone Radiation, What the Industry Is Doing to Hide It, and How to Protect Your Family, by Devra Davis. 
 
GK
 

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Jun 4 10 7:39 AM

had coffee with my folks tonight, and my dad mentioned that he's been noticing that the more articles he clicks on google and yahoo, the more he sees that kind of article show up in his feed.  

i know the feeling.  not sure how to fight it really, but i feel like the internet backs everyone into a corner, and begins to feel like an echo chamber of our thoughts.  and it's more than the active choice of only looking for things that are interesting to you - everything we do on the web is tracked, and then they use that to give us the things we want to see.  whatever that is.  you want disasters?  they're gonna show up from everywhere.  earthquakes?  conspiracy theories?  kittens?  weird music?

whatever it is, it's weird and disturbing.  it's like my mind is being read, but i don't trust anything in the transaction, especially the information it's feeding me.

anyways, just an interesting discussion with the father tonight.  thought i'd share. 

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Jun 16 10 12:56 AM

How are you doing, Emeline, Eric, CM? You're just about the only regulars here anymore. It looks like Mtlouie actually deleted her account. Her posts show up as "anonymous1159478." I wonder why she did that. It's too bad there's so few people posting here; I would show up more if there was.

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Jun 16 10 2:44 AM

Im still here I just dont post too many stories 

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Jun 16 10 4:27 AM

How are you doing, Emeline, Eric, CM? You're just about the only regulars here anymore. It looks like Mtlouie actually deleted her account. Her posts show up as "anonymous1159478." I wonder why she did that. It's too bad there's so few people posting here; I would show up more if there was.      

-tlr1138

Hey TLR, sorry we don't see you around as much anymore.  I've talked to em before about trying to boost the numbers, but in the end I think we just felt like if people want to come and participate, they will.  Not gonna be able to force it.  I do my best to spread the word to offline friends that I have here, but that's the extent of my trying.

I'm sure we all miss Lou, I checked in with her and she's doing great, just busy with life.  I think she's tired of doom, and I'm sure that holds true for a lot of other folks - sometimes it's better to just get one with life and let come what comes.  Certainly, I've been checking out of the internet more and more.  I had an interesting conversation with my dad a few weeks ago where he was noticing that he feels cornered, like the internet has figured him out and is feeding him what it knows he wants, but that more and more he feels like he's in an uncomfortable "news" bubble.  I know lots of people who've felt the same way, and it's caused them to take a step back, for sure.

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Jun 17 10 12:38 PM

Hey TLR, nice to hear from you. Still here. I check in every day.
Just a busy time of year with spring planting and getting out of the house more this time of year so I do less reading online (very good thing) and more enjoying the beauty of life.

My cherry tree's all bloomed out this year (the first time for that!!) so excited. I am hopeful I will get some fruit this year of my own.

I too am on the "doomed out" list.  With the way news is these days and certain events and how it gets all scrambled up in the end, I am more and more in the limbo state of what exactly IS reality?

You cant believe the news
You cant believe anything on the internet.
You cant trust the Gov or officials.

I will trust my cherry tree's and the sweet little blossoms saying "be happy" until I know better.

Well aren't you just a fun little lollipop triple dipped in psycho......

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Jun 17 10 12:48 PM

Oh hey Periol, about your dad and that google link stuff.

A few years ago, when I first went to England, American news (Just your basic nightly news before I was a doomer) Had me so paranoid it was unreal! I didn't realize it until I went to England for 3 months and got a break from the nightly plug in. Upon returning to America and watching TV for a few days it was a total eye opener to see the "programming" at work.

Americans are some of the most unfree people on the planet and we don't even know it!!

I told my mom, stop watching that news on TV she didn't believe me until she came over and stayed for a few months and she had the same thing happen to her upon returning. Total fear mongering brainwashing on a nightly basis.

These days I don't watch the news but when something big happens and you click over to see whats going on (Like the bombings) you can totally see/feel the outrageous over the top exploitation of what ever issue it may be.

I think the fear factor plays into the health issue more than we realize.
Fear=stress=weakened immune system=over eating/emotional eating= early diseases=young death=population control.

Well aren't you just a fun little lollipop triple dipped in psycho......

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Jun 17 10 11:46 PM

It isn't just the TV news; it's also the TV series and the commercials. All of it is combined to keep people constantly anxious and needy and insecure, and looking for some product or service that will "cure" their ills. 

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Jun 18 10 2:17 AM

i agree tlr, and i think part of the reason we're seeing more false flag events at the moment is that the hologram is losing it's grip on lots and lots of people.  i suspect this thread is about a phenomenon that is much more widespread than just the folks on this forum.

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Jul 2 10 1:09 AM

So, I thought I would post this here because I am noticing a disturbing "trend"

It seems to me that everywhere you turn people are just ...B.I.T.C.H.Y!

And I am not talking about ..nagging moaning ..general moody. I am talking about down right mean, vicious, hurtful.

A lot of it seems as if it is directed towards girls. (Not women because women would bite your head off right now ..but girls. Innocent young, not knowing their own bounds sort of deal.)

I got a new computer recently. As you do, I had to re-enter all my stuff, all my favorite sites and what not. Well my old comp had Norton and this new one has Mcfee (whatever its called) anyway it doesn't block near as much.

The other day I was looking at video's of the Boston bombing because someone said to me, go compare the videos. So ..I go to this site that has the video and click the video and this PORN come's up all over the place. I am of course freaking out because my kids are walking past getting ready for school. Now I am pissed off ..trying to close these windows (not easy when your not used to windows 8 where its a touch screen and gone are the days of little X's in the top right corner!!!! Let me tell you ..---stop laughing!!

Anyway ..this one thing caught my eye as I said screw it and just shut my computer closed to get rid of it all after the kids left to school.

I come back ,,and there's this Horrible horrible porn all over. Like I would consider it deviate type stuff. And every one of them is some young girl 18, 18, 18, 18 ..all sweet, cute nice looking lovely girls ..they could be the girl next door ffs. And all of them are getting horribly ABUSED. I mean when did it become cool to gag a chick to watch her puke? in sex?? I mean..wtf?
so yeah..I am disturbed.

And it's stuck in my mind. And then I go to places like GLP where everyone seems to be raging ..
I mean RAGEing at each other.
And it seems to be a female bash fest where its best to just not read it or comment on any of it.

Then you go to the news ..I mean the news is usually pretty tame ..right? wrong!
Dude tricks his GF into taking the abortion pill?
Big wig sports dudes caught abusing women.
The 3 women in Cleveland that no one gave 2 shits about for 10 years.

and on and on.. Flares? or are things getting to a tipping point?

Well aren't you just a fun little lollipop triple dipped in psycho......

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Jul 2 10 1:20 AM

Honestly CM, I think that what we are seeing is the stuff that has been hidden coming to the surface.  The misogyny, hate, and anger has always been there, but now it's slowly being revealed for all the horror that it is.  No more secrets.

I think we need to get ready to start helping others to heal from this previously hidden problems.  As human beings, we need to acknowledge the hidden darkness, forgive ourselves and others, and grow into the people we're supposed to be.  I believe we are being led down that path, and now it's up to us to keep doing the hard work of winning this battle for the light.  

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