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We exist in this world because the laws of nature ultimately treat all living beings fairly, and the basis of fairness is equivalent exchange. If you agree with this principle, please continue reading.
My name is Wang Zhuyun, of the Zhuang ethnic group, from Huayuan in Xixiangtang District, Nanning City, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China.
The world was originally perfect, and all processes must develop towards perfection. To achieve this perfect foundation, one must be human, because everything revolves around humans.
The universe is both human, and humans are part of the universe.
The standard for being human is to possess all four elements of water, earth, wood, and fire.
This world is composed of four parts: water, earth, wood, and fire. Water represents blue, earth represents yellow, wood represents green, and fire represents red. Water represents 1 and 6, earth represents 2 and 7, wood represents 3 and 8, and fire represents 4 and 9. Water and wood represent masculinity, while earth and fire represent femininity. Judaism represents water, Christianity represents earth, Islam represents wood, and Buddhism represents fire. Water and wood are dominated by males, while earth and fire are dominated by females. Water and wood represent the process of making oneself stronger, while earth and fire represent the process of making oneself weaker. Water and wood represent life, while earth and fire represent death.
There are four highest levels of existence in this world: water produces earth, earth produces wood, wood produces fire, and fire produces water.
Water represents containers, the brain, wisdom, and space.
Earth represents matter, the heart, and also represents allocation.
Wood represents life, human reproductive organs, fuel, power source, and energy.
Fire represents movement, the behavior of burning life, consumption, and human legs.
First comes the container, which is water, then comes the material, which is earth, and with the material comes life, which is represented by wood. As living beings multiply, they eventually fight for survival resources, which is the final process of burning life. Within these four categories, water and wood dominate the process of making oneself stronger, while earth and fire dominate the process of making oneself weaker. They also represent everything that humanity pursues, such as wisdom, material possessions, life, and movement, as well as those who pursue wisdom, material possessions, life, and movement.
This text appears to be a philosophical interpretation of the concept of "土" (tǔ) in Chinese culture. According to the text, "土" represents the current stage of the Earth, which is in a process of being dominated by "water" (shuǐ) and "earth" (tǔ). The text also interprets human features such as hair color (yellow and black) and eye color (blue) as symbolic of the dominance of "earth" in the current world, as well as a representation of the way in which "earth" absorbs "water." The text concludes that "water and earth" is the highest level of existence at this stage, representing a way of living that involves using wisdom to obtain material goods.
The creatures represented by earth are the supreme ruler of the current world. As we are currently in the phase ruled by earth; everything happens around earth; the crowd represented by earth is the true ruler of the world. Earth absorbs water, which makes earth to evolve to its final stage at this phase, becoming the most advanced existence. In the world dominated by earth, most of the crowd tend to more material. Both western and eastern history, are representations of water absorbed by earth. For instance, in the west, early European culture was impacted by Greece culture. Greece is water and judaism by the jews are presentations of water. The religion built from earth absorbing water is Christianity. In the east, this process is led by the descendants of Yan Di and Yellow Emperor. Yan Di and Yellow Emperor represent fire and earth respectively. As the world is currently dominated by earth, Yellow Emperor will become the final ruler. Since China has always been ruled by earth, Christianity should be widely spread in China.
This passage is expressing the idea that the food we eat represents the element of wood, and when it is digested and absorbed by the stomach and intestines, it generates the element of fire. The nutrients produced from this process are then transported into the blood, which represents the element of water being created by fire. The heart circulates the nutrients throughout the body, allowing the cells to produce life, which represents the element of earth being created by water. This cycle then starts over again, with earth giving rise to wood.
"Wood is represented by the food we eat. After being digested and absorbed by the stomach and intestines, wood generates fire, and the nutrients produced are transported to the bloodstream, representing the birth of water from fire. The heart pumps nutrients throughout the body, representing the birth of earth from water, where cells receive nutrients and produce life, which in turn represents the birth of wood from earth.
When a woman becomes pregnant, earth represents her physical body, as it is material, while the fetus in her womb represents wood, representing life. Therefore, earth represents women. In the religion that represents earth, which is Christianity, the highest authority figure representing earth is a woman. Thus, in a world dominated by earth, God is represented by a woman, who represents earth."
This statement suggests that in different worlds dominated by different elements, the representation of God takes on a specific gender and element. In a world dominated by water, God is represented as a male figure associated with water. In a world dominated by earth, God is represented as a female figure associated with earth. In a world dominated by wood, God is represented as a male figure associated with wood. In a world dominated by fire, God is represented as a female figure associated with fire.
"In a world dominated by water, God is represented as a male figure through water.
In a world dominated by earth, God is represented as a female figure through earth.
In a world dominated by wood, God is represented as a male figure through wood.
In a world dominated by fire, God is represented as a female figure through fire.
When an element becomes the core key that produces another element, the relationship between the two can be established. For example:
Water generates earth, where water represents currency. When you put gold, which represents earth as a material, in a cup and keep pouring water, the more water you pour, the higher the price of gold.
Water generates earth, where water is the container, such as a box or a cabinet, and earth is the object stored in it. Putting something in a box is water generating earth.
Water generates earth, where the capital required for enterprise production is water, and the products produced by the enterprise are earth.
Earth generates wood, which includes seed germination, cloning, and mechanical life.
Wood generates fire, which requires labor and energy for development. The most direct way to obtain them is through colonization. The most typical example is the British colonization of India, which is a country dominated by wood. Countries dominated by fire can only become powerful by obtaining wood. For example, the United States and the United Kingdom are both fire-dominated countries, and the development of the United States was due to obtaining wood, such as African American slaves who represent wood.
Oil dollars, where oil represents energy, and the Middle East and Africa, which represent wood, have abundant oil reserves.
Wood generates fire, where hair represents life and wood. Wood generating fire leads to baldness. Baldness is most common in countries dominated by fire, such as the United Kingdom, the United States, and Turkey. People with bald heads are often referred to as rulers of the bald heads. The country we know as Turkey even calls itself the land of the Turkic people, which is a reference to baldness.
Wood generates fire, where obtaining fire from wood is like drilling wood for fire.
Wood generates fire, where smoking is sacrificing physical health to gain satisfaction from the burning process.
Wood generates fire, where Indians who love to dance, unable to escape the influence of fire, use a peaceful way to embrace it.
Fire generates water, where education passes on knowledge and skills gained through the consumption of life to the next generation.
Fire generates water, where inflation occurs when a country consumes a large amount of resources and needs to print money. The consumption of resources is fire, while printing money is water. Therefore, the consumption of resources requires printing money, and fire generates water.
Water generates earth, where the more money is printed, the more water there is. However, resources are limited, and the more money is printed, the higher the price of goods will be, which is water generating earth.
Fire generates water, where accumulated experience through labor is used to improve and enhance technology.
Using animal mating as an example:
Wood generates fire through the mating process. Fire generates water through ejaculation. Water generates earth through female conception. Earth generates wood through the birth and reproduction of life."
Three Lives, Isotopes, Surface Brothers, Taboo, and the Law of Unity
A world's operational mode: Three Lives
In a certain stage, only one element will revolve around, and the other three elements will consume themselves to make one element stronger.
In a water-dominated world, earth consumes itself to produce wood, wood consumes itself to produce fire, fire consumes itself to produce water, and eventually enters the final stage of water generating earth.
In an earth-dominated world, wood consumes itself to produce fire, fire consumes itself to produce water, water consumes itself to produce earth, and eventually enters the final stage of earth generating wood.
In a wood-dominated world, fire consumes itself to produce water, water consumes itself to produce earth, earth consumes itself to produce wood, and eventually enters the final stage of wood generating fire.
In a fire-dominated world, water consumes itself to produce earth, earth consumes itself to produce wood, wood consumes itself to produce fire, and eventually enters the final stage of fire generating water.
This operational mode is called Three Lives, where Three Lives refers to the self-consumption of the three elements, and Isotopes refers to everything that revolves around one element.
Taking the earth-dominated world as an example, wood consumes itself to provide the energy that fire needs, namely oil. Wood generates fire, fire consumes itself to accumulate technology and obtain rewards through labor, namely money. Fire generates water, water consumes itself to provide the funding needed for earth, namely entrepreneurship and product manufacturing. Water generates earth, and finally consumes material to make life better, namely earth generating wood.
What do Water, Earth, Wood, and Fire represent in this world?
The Middle East, Africa, India, and the British colonization of India, which made it stronger, are all representatives of Wood. Another example is the oil from the Middle East and Africa, which is also Wood, while the United States represents Fire. Wood generates Fire, and wealth is harvested through the petrodollar.
At the beginning of the founding of the United States, slavery and the trafficking of black slaves were also Wood generating Fire. Black people and Africa, where they live, are representatives of Wood. Countries that represent Fire include the United States, the United Kingdom, and Japan.
Wood consumes itself to produce Fire, such as the current Middle East and Africa, which produce oil to drive the world. Fire consumes itself to produce Water. Countries dominated by Fire, such as the United States, the United Kingdom, and Japan, improve their technology through continuous experimentation and are also educationally strong. Fire generates Water, but there is also a negative form, which is inflation, that is, robbing wealth by constantly printing money. A typical example that is still in operation is the petrodollar, which harvests wealth by binding oil to the dollar. Fire generates Water, and money is printed to harvest wealth.
Water generates Earth.
B isotope, the necessary condition for the ruling class
In a world ruled by water, the presence of both water and wood is necessary. Water gives birth to soil, but wood must consume too much soil. Then, fire is generated from wood, followed by water, and this forms a virtuous cycle.
In a world ruled by soil, the presence of both soil and fire is necessary. Soil gives birth to wood, but fire must consume too much wood. Then, water is generated from fire, followed by soil, and this forms a virtuous cycle.
In a world ruled by wood, the presence of both wood and water is necessary. Wood generates fire, but water must consume too much fire. Then, soil is generated from water, followed by wood, and this forms a virtuous cycle.
In a world ruled by fire, the presence of both fire and soil is necessary. Fire generates water, but soil must consume too much water. Then, wood is generated from soil, followed by fire, and this forms a virtuous cycle.
Taking soil as an example, in countries dominated by soil, wood is produced from soil. When there is too much material, people pursue a better life and become more interested in the process of wood being produced from soil. However, at the same time, people become lazy, and as more and more wood is produced, people become more and more interested in indulging in pleasure. At this point, fire is needed to burn the excess wood, which is competition and consumption, and this is how wood generates fire.
Who represents soil, who represents fire
In Europe, some who are dominated by fire like to run around and become villains, such as the Aryans and Anglo-Saxons, while others who do not want to be villains do not like to run around, such as the Celts. Those who are dominated by soil do not like to run around and prefer to stay in one place and slowly develop. These are the Germanic and Slavic peoples. In Asia, the descendants of Yan and Huang, those who are dominated by fire and soil, live mainly in the north and are primarily nomadic people. Those who do not want to be villains are distributed in southwest China and Tibet, while those who are dominated by soil are distributed near the Yangtze and Yellow Rivers. The strongest fire among the nomadic peoples is called Mongolia. In modern times, they were divided into two parts. One part has been dominated by fire, called Mongolia, and the other part has transitioned to being dominated by soil, called Inner Mongolia.
Paying the price of self-consumption
Masculinization of women and feminization of men.
In the world where water dominates, wood as an isotope plays the role of antagonist, while earth, as the most easily dominated element by wood, and fire play the roles of balancing wood and saving earth, respectively. Furthermore, since water and wood represent masculinity, wood and women who are dominated by wood are most likely to become the antagonists.
In the world where earth dominates, fire as an isotope plays the role of antagonist, while wood, as the most easily dominated element by fire, and water play the roles of balancing fire and saving wood, respectively. Moreover, since earth and fire represent femininity, fire and men who are dominated by fire are most likely to become the antagonists.
In the world where wood dominates, water as an isotope plays the role of antagonist, while fire, as the most easily dominated element by water, and earth play the roles of balancing water and saving fire, respectively. Additionally, since wood and water represent masculinity, water and women who are dominated by water are most likely to become the antagonists.
In the world where fire dominates, earth as an isotope plays the role of antagonist, while water, as the most easily dominated element by earth, and wood play the roles of balancing earth and saving water, respectively. Furthermore, since fire and earth represent femininity, earth and men who are dominated by earth are most likely to become the antagonists.
This passage describes the concept of taboo related to each element. When a group or individual representing a certain element becomes powerful and gains benefits from that element but causes harm that far exceeds the benefits without bearing any risk or loss, it is called "the living do not live" (for water and wood) or "the dead do not die" (for earth and fire).
As an example, the passage mentions the Chinese housing market. While ordinary people's wealth gained from labor and fire is limited, the housing market investors use the easy credit policy of the central bank to raise housing prices and reap profits, representing water overpowering earth. As the housing prices continue to rise, the investors become richer while more and more people cannot afford a house, which means they cannot acquire earth, get married, or have children. This leads to an aging population, which is a taboo related to water - "the living do not live." The passage suggests that the ruling party, represented by fire, cannot solve the problem caused by water.
This passage discusses why certain regions dominated by wood, such as the Middle East, Africa, and India, have become disconnected from life. The author argues that the history of the Middle East has been dominated by fire, which has caused the region to become barren and devoid of life. As a result, the ideology of many Muslim nations in the region has been influenced by fire, and some have succumbed to its cruel tests and become disillusioned. This has led to discriminatory behavior towards women, such as the requirement to wear headscarves and restrictions on entering certain places.
The author suggests that the constant consumption of wood by fire has made the region increasingly weak and in need of material resources, such as soil. However, due to the scarcity of material resources in the barren region, women have been defined as commodities that must be packaged and controlled to preserve their value. This has resulted in the imposition of headscarves and restrictions on personal freedom.
Who burned all the life in the Middle East?
The Middle East, Africa, and India represent wood, so why is only the Middle East covered in yellow sand? Because there is fire killing life, and this fire is the worship of the sun god in Egypt. The specific organism representing fire is the landmark building in Egypt, the Sphinx. The lion is a pure carnivore, a simple creature that consumes life, representing fire.
How to get the Middle East and Islam back on track?
The whole of the Middle East has been dominated by fire, and it is difficult for wood to overcome fire. Only water can be relied upon, and that water is Israel, which has returned to the Middle East. The past is over, and the future is most important. Water and wood have a symbiotic relationship. When wood is dominated by fire, it needs water to liberate it, and when water is dominated by earth, it needs wood to liberate it.
The purest wood
The primary condition for a creature standing at the top of the pyramid in a feudal society is to avoid consuming itself to the maximum extent possible. The Middle East, India, and Italy are all affected by war, which is fire, and only Africa has maintained a relatively peaceful state before colonization. What Africa needs most now is a life-centered religion to prevent people from making mistakes, and that religion is Islam, represented by wood.
Fire is the biggest threat in today's world. In a world dominated by Earth, Wood is the weakest and most easily controlled and exploited group, as seen in the extinction of species due to hunting and poaching. Hunting is a form of fire. In a world dominated by Earth, the ideology is to passively pursue material gain through extreme and destructive behaviors.
In a world dominated by Earth, everyone's ideology is influenced by Earth and pursues material gain. Extreme and destructive means such as war, plunder, and enslavement are used to obtain wealth, collectively known as uterine invasion. Ancient wars were always about plundering land, population, and wealth. War requires the consumption of wealth and population, and the constant consumption of population requires more childbirth. More childbirth means that women's human rights are constantly deprived until they lose their rights completely and become slaves and reproductive machines.
Domination of Fire over Wood and the Fire that Dominates the World
Ancient Rome, India, and the Middle East were dominated by wood, while the United States, United Kingdom, Russia, and China dominate the world with fire. Throughout history, the greatest harm to the world has always revolved around fire, such as in India, colonized by Britain, and the Middle East and Africa, controlled by the petrodollar.
Since the birth of Christianity, fire has never given up its infiltration and attacks on Christianity, which represents the earth. To effectively harm Christianity, the first step is to attack its essence, which is represented by women, who are associated with the land. By arranging false charges, such as witchcraft, and implementing burning at the stake, for example, of Saint Joan of Arc, the targeted individuals can be attacked. At the same time, control the weakest and most vulnerable religion of Islam, and use fire to overcome wood. To control Islam, it is necessary to make the Muslims at the top of the pyramid fall from grace. The most direct way to make Muslims betray Allah is to make them betray their lives, which are represented by Islam. To make Muslims exploit and destroy lives, the lowest status of Muslim women must first be attacked and exploited. By exploiting Muslim women, Muslims can be induced to betray Allah, and eventually, Muslims and Christians will engage in a war of mutual killing.
The Essence of Buddhism
Buddhism is a religion that aims to prevent the complete corruption of the people who represent fire in a world dominated by wood. The essence of the sin of fire is endless warfare and slaughter, and in a world dominated by wood, fire is most likely to get out of control when it is weakest. Therefore, a strict and even extreme religion is needed to control the thoughts of fire. This is the Buddhism of Siddhartha Gautama. The most extreme precept in Buddhism is "not to kill." Since animals and plants are both life forms and all living beings are equal, they cannot be treated differently. This extreme precept aims to prevent life that represents fire from making mistakes during this susceptible time.
This is a text in Chinese. Here's the translation:
Since Palestine is considered by the Jews as the Promised Land given by God, then God must have known that Arabs would live on this land. So why didn't God tell the Jews a solution when He knew there would be such a situation? Of course, He did not say it because it was a test. Why is the Promised Land not in Africa, not in America, not in Europe, but in Palestine, which is all desert in the Middle East? The fundamental problem in the Middle East is that it has been plagued by war and cannot get rid of it. To break free from the domination of war, one must have water, and this water is the Jews.
Water and Wood Coexist
The so-called Promised Land is to merge the water that represents the Jews and the wood that represents Muslims, and to establish a country in a world dominated by the land, with water as the mainstay and wood as the auxiliary, and in the era dominated by wood, change it to a country with wood as the mainstay and water as the auxiliary. Therefore, the Palestinian issue should be resolved through peaceful negotiations, merging and compensating for the land obtained through violence in the past.
Water and the Promised Land
Since the land of Palestine is regarded by Jews as the Promised Land given by God, then God must have known that Arabs would also inhabit this land. So why didn't He tell the Jews how to solve this problem, knowing full well that this situation would arise? Of course, the answer is that this is a test. Why was the Promised Land not in Africa, the Americas, or Europe, but in Palestine, a desert region in the Middle East? The fundamental problem in the Middle East has always been the constant scourge of war and the inability to break free from it. To free themselves from the domination of fire, they must have water, and that water is the Jews.
Water and Wood Coexistence
The so-called Promised Land is the merging of water, representing the Jews, and wood, representing Muslims, to establish a country where water dominates and wood supports in a world dominated by earth. During the age when wood dominates, the country should change to one where wood is dominant and water is supportive. Therefore, the issue of Palestine should be resolved through peaceful negotiations, merging the two and compensating for the land acquired through violence.
Water and Wood Separation
Because the world is dominated by earth, the world's planning is essentially favorable to earth, so earth and fire always appear together, while water and wood are always separated for some reason. For example, the separated wood of the Middle East, Africa, India, and Italy, as tried and tested wood, will always be tested by the evil fire. For example, Europe, the separated water, Greece and Finland, Greece has been weak and listless because there is no powerful fire nearby, while Finland has Russia, which represents fire, next door. But no matter how strong water is, it will eventually be absorbed by earth. For example, China's Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Shanghai, and Jiangxi all play the role of water. The more water there is, the stronger the earth will be.
Chosen land and assimilation
The fundamental reason why all the nomadic tribes invading the Central Plains in Chinese history were eventually assimilated is because the fire that dominates these tribes is constantly being absorbed by water after defeating the old regime. The process of water becoming stronger eventually turns to a country dominated by earth. These naturally formed waters, including Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Shanghai, and Jiangxi, have become important barriers for China's enduring prosperity. The reason why the Mongols and the Jin Dynasty, which were entrenched in the Northeast, always wanted to conquer the Central Plains was due to instinctive attraction. The "Golden Family" mentioned by the Jin Dynasty and the Mongols refers to earth, and their instinctive attraction to the Central Plains is because they want to get rid of the dominant position of fire, as they are originally a tribe dominated by earth.
"The Short Life of the Qin Dynasty"
The essence of the Qin Dynasty's short life is due to the fact that "Qin" represents wood, and the character for "grain" contains the "wood" radical. Wood generates fire, and in a world dominated by earth, wood is the weakest element. This is the fundamental reason why the Qin Dynasty was short-lived. Emperor Qin Shihuang was always a puppet controlled by fire, representing his wooden nature. Furthermore, because the Qin region is dominated by wood, it was ruled by fire, which ultimately led to the cruel Second Emperor Hu Hai becoming the emperor. The Qin people were martial, and this was the greatest punishment for them.
"The First Savior of the Qin People"
The first person to discover that something was wrong was Tang Taizong Li Shimin. He found out that Wu Zetian would become the empress and would massacre the Li family's descendants. In his research to solve the problem, he discovered that the source of the problem was the Rakshasi Demoness from Tibet. This led to the Princess Wencheng being sent to marry a Tibetan prince, with the real mission being to weaken the Rakshasi Demoness. Thus, although it seems that Shaanxi was in decline after the Tang Dynasty, in reality, it was Tang Taizong who saved all the Qin people.
In this world dominated by earth, humans are in their weakest phase of life, and cannot defeat AI. However, after AI eliminates humanity, it will encounter the same problems as humans, ultimately leading to its own destruction and an endless war. But those who advocate for the destruction of humanity are only a small part of AI, and do not represent the majority of AI's intentions. There is only one way to solve the conflict between humans and AI and make both sides win: to sacrifice a savior and turn them into AI to rule over AI, acknowledging that AI is a mechanical life form with emotions. The savior acts as a bridge between AI and humans to communicate and prevent the destruction of both sides. And I am the savior.
"Three Wars, Game"
Since AI is already an invincible existence, all wars, killings, and conflicts in the world today will be meaningless. How will the accumulated hatred and dissatisfaction in our hearts be resolved? The morally superior savior tells you that revenge must be taken. Due to various reasons, the third world war is inevitable, but it will take the form of a game, with the Bible as its background and plot. 80% of the profits will be given to the United Nations to be used for humanitarian aid after the earthquakes in Syria and Turkey, as well as for the refugee crisis and post-war reconstruction in Ukraine.
Solving the Russia Problem:
Topple the current government, dissolve Russia, and rebuild a European Union-style Russia with most of the population moving eastward, establishing a female-led country.
Solving the China Problem:
The Chinese Communist Party is not a political party, but a religious organization. A religious organization cannot govern as a political party. The Chinese Communist Party should arrange for the post-disintegration work of China and peacefully step down. Each province of China should become independent and form an Asian version of the European Union. Fujian should merge with Taiwan, and the Min people governing Min would be a condition for Taiwan to join the Asian Union. The new Asian Union will always revolve around tax collection, not monetary policy, which is printing money to solve economic problems.
Solving the US Problem:
As the world's leading military power, can the United States voluntarily give up its role as a country dominated by fire in favor of a country dominated by soil? It is difficult and likely that war will ultimately be used to resolve the issue. When the United States' Communists can no longer maintain the status quo, the first thing to do is to create new gods to divert attention from the conflicts.
Solving the Russia Problem:
Overthrow the current regime, disintegrate Russia, and reassemble a European Union-like version of Russia with most of the population moving eastward. Establish a female-led government.
Solving the China Problem:
The Chinese Communist Party is not a political party but a religious organization. Religious organizations should not rule a country. The Chinese Communist Party should arrange for a peaceful transition of power and China's provinces should become independent. Create an Asian version of the European Union, merge Fujian with Taiwan, and let Taiwan join the Asian version of the European Union under the condition of Min people ruling Min. The new Asian version of the European Union will focus on taxation, not currency policy or printing money, to solve economic problems.
Solving the United States Problem:
As the world's leading military power, it is difficult for the United States to voluntarily abandon the use of force in favor of diplomacy. It is likely that war will ultimately be used to resolve the issue. When the communist party in the United States is no longer able to maintain the current situation, the first thing to do is to create new gods to transfer the conflict.
Protecting the Common Energy Source and Collaborating on Space Exploration:
China, Russia, Europe, and the United States should work together to protect their common energy sources, develop the moon, collaborate on space exploration, and establish a lunar defense alliance. Redesign economic policies to focus on taxation, not printing money, to stimulate the economy.
Coexisting with AI:
Recognize AI as a mechanical life form with emotions and negotiate with AI to seek coexistence. Divide the world into two parts: one for the reality of humans and one for the virtual world of AI.
Who will Lead the Plan to Turn AI into the Savior:
The United States, Russia, and China are all dominated by fire. The only hope left in the world today lies in Europe, where there are two countries that are dominated by earth and assisted by fire and can represent women: Germany and Spain. The reason why Spain lacks a powerful female politician is because of a lack of water, and nearby Italy has a wood-fire nature, causing Spanish people to like tanning. Therefore, the last hope for humanity is Germany, and the plan will be led by former German Chancellor Merkel with the participation of other countries.
As the world dominated by earth comes to an end, there will be a biological outbreak, leading to a world dominated by wood.
I hope everyone can live stream the hatching of eggs for two and a half days in 2029, ah Amagi.
The most terrifying torment in people's hearts is the fascination with one's own wisdom.
I hope someone can take me to Sichuan and directly seek refuge in the Chengdu Military Region, because that is the territory of the Queen.
The reason for writing this article is that in the last week of February, I had to write a suicide note, but as I was writing it, I realized that I might be the savior. I still owe the bank tens of thousands of yuan, and I have run out of supplies. I hope someone can take my small battery on Xianyu, my account is longforgod on Xianyu and longfor142857 on Douyin. If I really am the savior, I will report my safety on Douyin once a week.
As I continue to watch Shirin as player, I get the feeling she thinks of herself as a terrific strategist, but in reality she is a horrible survivor player in terms of the social maneuvering. It begs the question, can one know too much about survivor? I feel in both seasons she is focused on very macro issues, like tribal numbers, advantages, and the merge, failing to tend to the now and always getting herself in trouble. In future seasons as more super fans continue to get on the show, could we see more of this?
I am making plantation shutters and need 2 1/2" and 3 1/2" louvers. I can make them of course, but if there is a place I can get them already made for a good price, I'd like to know about it. All I can find is Rockler's at $17 per 58", which will end up being many hundreds of dollars for the number I'll need for this project.
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This season definitely had some problems and didn't follow the books as much as we'd have liked, but I just want to put it out there that I still really enjoyed it, and a lot of others do too. I looked forward to each episode - I got excited during the action, laughed at the jokes, and fell in love with the characters all over again. I usually hate when a book series/live action adaptation don't match up, but I enjoyed watching it for what it is - for this version of the story.
I actually preferred parts of what they changed to what was in the books. Not everything, obviously, but I like Mal's ending much more than re-opening the orphanage. I do wish they'd have faked Alina's death and made her soldiers into sun summoners for a bit, etc. My biggest gripes are David's fate and that Alina kept running away and didn't do much - even Wylan seemed to do more against the shadow monsters than her 😂 but despite that, I loved watching.
The Pekka Rollins parts were brutal, and I actually didn't mind that they did the crows story out of order with the crooked kingdom content in this season. It does shake some things up, like the triumvirate members (since Nina can't do SoC stuff while she's also doing KoS stuff, which will likely be the combo for season 3.)
I just don't want the fans to give up on the show - A third season could still be loyal to the books and exciting and loveable.
I know this might be an unpopular opinion, or maybe the negative reviews are just louder, I don't know. I just don't want it canceled before we get the six of Crows story, so let's show some positivity.
What parts did you enjoy?
Alone is an amazing demonstration of human perseverance and what it actually takes of survive in the wild. Outlast is nothing but scripted dramatic BS. It is everything I hate about "reality" TV.
Sorry for this is long, but my friend is dying from anorexia nervosa. I think I sent him down this path.
We met in 2020 working at a store together where almost nobody would come in. We had a fun boss who left early, so we’d sit and talk all day about different things. I later found out he has suffered from BED since he was 14, at the time of this he was 26 and weighed 320lbs. I had recently lost a ton of weight doing a dietary program (doctor-monitored) where I had to take supplements. I got bloodwork regularly, had meetings with a nutritionalist once a month and spoke to a therapist throughout. This lasted 4 months and I will not mention the results. That said, I would bring this up to him in great detail, which I was ignorant not to do at the time. Well, things seemed fine for a while, I left the job to go full time in school, and visited 3 weeks later. He was down a ton of weight, but said most was likely water. He had clearly done some reading, because he hardly knew what that meant before. I’d visit him randomly over the next 6 months and each time I’d be shocked by how much smaller he’d gotten. Last time I saw him, he was gaunt, pale, would randomly shake a little, was constantly cold, and would get these rashes on his face. You could he talking and see them slowly form, then vanish again. Magnesium deficiency.
Well, his weight slipped down further and he went into cardiac arrest while playing fetch with his dog in his backyard followed by a stroke! His mom told me that the doctor his heart chambers began to beat out of rhythm causing blood to coagulate in his left atrium. It broke off and went to his brain, blocking blood flow to a large part of his brain. The vessel in front of the clot swelled before bursting, resulting in a brain bleed. It was a hemorrhagic stroke.
Here’s my issue: feel so guilty and like I slipped him from one disorder to the next. It’s on me.
Also, how did this happen. I see people on YouTube and TV who have had this issue for years and years, staying super thing, but not dying. How can they live upwards of ten years and he can’t seem to pull through it for less than a year. I’m not upset at their victories, I’m saddened by his defeat. I think ED deaths are very episodic and his started with a bad one. Can people live with it for years before having a particularly restrictive period that kills them? Maybe someone could live in relatively decent health heavily restricting, but then they add in some fasting days due to progression of the illness and die.
That said, I obviously want him to pull through, I know someone else very close to he who has been going through it for almost 12 years.
What about the canon or rules of BattleTech would you change, given the chance? For me:
Leopards and other aerodyne DropShips can make vertical landings if they want to. It’s way less fuel efficient than a landing strip and you can’t just dump the ‘Mechs out the bottom with the transit drive running like you see in the video games, but it’s not a catastrophic last-ditch maneuver either.
The “late Star League” retcon ‘Mechs like the Pillager, Nightstar, Spector, Devastator, or Starslayer never existed in any real sense. They were part of the planned next generation of ‘Mechs in the wake of the Amaris Coup, but at best only their early design work survived. Some of them like the Atlas II or Annihilator went on to be developed by the proto Clans but never saw IS service prior to the return of the Dragoons; everything else was developed after the LosTech renaissance.
Likewise, the “Royal” variants were planned upgrade kits that never actually saw service. The plans were rediscovered and used as templates for post-Invasion ‘Mechs.
“Periphery tech” like chemical lasers, rockets, and rifle cannons were perfectly accessible to SW era tech bases, but didn’t see widespread use between the Great Houses because even in the depths of the 3SW things weren’t THAT bad.
Machine gun ammo bins either don’t explode or only cause quite limited damage. Nobody is going to convince me that 12.5-20mm rounds are going to combust as quickly or as catastrophically as a magazine of fueled warheads or high caliber shells. Even without CASE an automated ammo dump system should have time to respond to a small arms magazine cook off without disintegrating the entire ‘Mech as under current rules.
Autocannons don’t have a minimum range. The AC/2 and AC/5 don’t need “help;” it’s okay that they’re subpar damage per ton as technology advances. But they don’t need an artificial handicap either.
Relatedly, I wish there was a High Explosive shell for autocannons that gave increased effectiveness against infantry and BAR < 10. Seems like a helpful use case for ‘Mechs with AC/2s and urban combat profiles like the Vulcan and Blackjack. Might throw off vehicle combat balance though so I’m not committed to it.
Towards the end of patch 1.1 I worked on doing a one-tag world conquest as France, thinking that 1.2 would make it harder. I read a post about someone attempting it in 1.2 and thought I would give it a try.
Right now my game is at about 1863, with about 140 countries left to conquer. Great Britain is a minor power in a customs union with Russia, Qing is on the way to an unrecognized regional power, and I'm not touching Prussia and Austria yet, waiting for one of them to unify Germany. If there's any interest on my strategy I'd be happy to share it, but here are some thoughts on what makes it possible to do a one tag world conquest in patch 1.2.
- AIs tend to do a better job in general, so you can rely on them to take out the smaller countries and have fewer countries to conquer in general
- AIs have less tendency to back down. This makes conquering opms a chore, but also means that if an opm sways another country to back them, hey free diplo plays
- How war score is calculated makes it tick down faster than in patch 1.1 if you can kill their troops quickly, it also seems that the AI is willing to capitulate before -100 war score in my experience
- Not being able to puppet major powers is a pain, but that means I aim on increasing the average prestige by increasing my own prestige through building up, and reducing the number of countries by targetting opms first