Meditation Point #58

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So long as a man can look into the eyes of his oppressor, he is free.
Jean-Paul Sartre

I hate to use the same source twice but this was to good and true to pass up, for it is true. Our spirit determines our freedom, for we can live in the freest land in the world and still not be free if we do not embody that freedom with our spirit. We will not go quietly into the night, we will not bend to some oppressive will, without first letting the source of that oppression know that they are killing or suppressing something far greater then they can ever aspire to be. In that moment, we are truly free and triumphant over our oppressors. So let us fight oppression in the world not with words but with our will, our spirit and when left with no other means to fight, our eyes.

Meditation Point #57

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Being is what it is.
Jean-Paul Sartre

I leave this one for your own conclusions…

A New Self-Defense Tool?

Sensei Posted in Self-Defense
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Screaming PhoneThe UK has a problem, a spiraling rise in cell phone theft. Not to worry, Remote XT Technology designed a screaming cell phone. Now they don’t mean screaming as in fun, they mean screaming as in…well screaming! The idea is to make phones unusable and therefore worthless if they are stolen. It works by installing software onto the phone which can be activated via a call to a call center once users realize their phone has been stolen or lost. The phone is then remotely disabled, all the data held on it is wiped and a high-pitched screech is triggered. According to UK government statistics, mobile phone theft has risen 190 percent in recent years, with one third of all UK robberies now solely involving mobile phones. The software currently works only on “smart phones” that run operating systems such as Symbian or Windows Mobile. But it is expected to be suitable for the majority of phones within two years.

There should also be a panic button on the phone so it can serve as a deterrent in the event of an attack. I mean it is nice to make the phone scream but how am I going to report it? I just had my phone stolen!?! Sounds like this self-defense tool only benefits the phone companies by limiting how many fraudulent calls the bad guys can make. Pretty sure I’m o.k. with them having Aunt Millie’s phone number! Yes I understand you may have more sensitive data stored on the phone but if that is what the criminal is after they will simply download it immediately after stealing your phone. Or perhaps they will just uninstall the software, criminals can be pretty crafty that way! I am hoping that someone at the phone company will read this and come out with a phone/stun-gun or like I suggested earlier a shriek alarm in case you are attacked. Until then you better keep your guard up since this item offers no protection.

Meditation Point #56

Sensei Posted in A Zen Thing, Quotes
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Great people talk about ideas
Average people talk about things
Small people talk about other people
Sorry for the lack of posts recently,
I have been talking about ideas with great people! 😉