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Alright Already what happened to the old Bo Xian?

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posted on May, 6 2016 @ 01:22 AM
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Uhhhhhh . . . maybe he died and went to Heaven and they replaced him with an alien clone?

NOPE.

Though until my pacemaker, I was, according to the Chief of the VA cardiac dept 1 second away from death . . . with a pulse rate of 31-38 for at least several months . . . maybe 9-10 months . . . with 3rd degree heart block . . . upper chambers were not communicating more than half the time with lower chambers. Wheeee. Pacemaker has been a huge help and blessing. That was an interesting event. Woke up at noon with umpteen messages from VA Chief . . . called back . . . turned out local area had super sharp crack expert in such . . . by 1500 I was prepped and ready for surgery, IIRC.

Now . . . Yes, I used to be a lot more scrappy. I don't regret leaving more of that behind. I choose my battles a lot more carefully now. I can still get riled over a lot of the hideous and ignorant idiocies posted about the Bible hereon but even on that topic I'm trying to play nice.

A MOST WELCOME change has been much improved modding compared to 2 years ago, imho. In other words, a LOT of the assaultive stuff much more common back then has decreased dramatically in frequency and in fierceness. That's most welcome. What's left is much easier to ignore--MOST of the time.

There's still a lot of whining because I'm clearly not posting "in their image" but so what. I've never been "one size fits all" and am not about to start.

In terms of the RELATIONSHIP THREADS--it's been claimed that it's fluff, shallow etc. I strongly disagree. An idea or skill or suggestion or whatever such which changes one life, one relationship for the better is FAR FROM SHALLOW FLUFF for THAT person, that relationship. And that's worth putting up with all the prissy whining from the whole lot of naysayers. If folks are toooo immature, too myopic, toooo tunnel visioned to see that, it will have to be their problem and their loss.

Some have said I used to be much more "intellectual." That hasn't really changed--in terms of my own cognitions between my ears. I don't wear it so much like a chip on my shoulder as I might once have done. I don't feel so compelled to shove it in so many faces at such loud volume and tone. But it's still very much there. And I like to think as sharp as it ever was. I may not keep in my active memory all the details I used to maintain but the logic etc. is still quite functional.

I have also emphasized the RELATIONSHIP stuff because that's my area of expertise and it's easier for me to stay out of trouble in that subject area. And life has enough grief without getting in unnecessary trouble. Besides, I think that's the area I can be of the most benefit to the most readers hereon.

I realize the mods are likely too busy to police all my threads for all the off-topic as well as all the harshly assaultive posts insulting my personhood. That's reasonable. I wouldn't want them to be that bothered that often with such troublesome things anyway. They have enough to tend to. Such jerky posts will just have to be the flag-waving examples of what short-sighted, imperceptive folks tend to be like when they are acting like 2 year olds.

Y'all don't see the U2U's I get thanking me for such threads. They make it clear that such threads are worth posting.

It is sad that such a wet blanket can be spread so easily over a thread. And some shy folks may refrain from responding because of that immature wet blanket. I don't think there's a solution to that if the jerks refuse to grow up and play nice. Shy folks can U2U me or just learn silently from the threads. Either way is OK by me.

I scan a LOT of several sites that collect interesting links etc from all over the net. I share here those links and articles that I think are MOST LIKELY to be of value, interest and helpfulness to the broadest number of people. I judge this from teaching more than 3,000 students on 2 continents as well as my counseling experience on 2 continents. The feedback indicates that my judgment is not that bad on such scores.

The "feedback" from the jerks just registers as a selfish, crazed rabid dog foaming at the mouth so I don't factor it into the stats. LOL.

Not sure what to add.

If there are mutually respectful questions, I might try to answer them.

I still have a big heart. I still have a bright mind. I still have a huge variety of interests. Whatever comes across my eyes on the various sites I scan that tweaks my interest as of possible interest to a significant number of folks here, I'm likely to post. Some things I miss on. Those interested end up not being that huge a percentage compared to what I expected. So what. I'm not perfect. Even the low interest things seem to interest some folks and that's OK by me.

Sometimes it seems like there's a percentage of the naysayers that have dedicated themselves to be hostile trolls toward me because of my obvious Christian values and perspective. I don't think there's anything that can be done with that sort of mentality. They are grossly hypocritical and seemingly immune to reason or evidence so I don't intend to get very hooked very often by anything they blather.

It's interesting. A number of folks have asked pointed questions. I suspect that a good chunk of those asking pointed questions will not have the courage, maturity or integrity to handle my answers well. LOLOL.

I still care a lot about globalism, the oligarchy, the religion of scientism, the growing assaults on Christianity and Christian values etc. etc. etc. If and when I see something in that sphere that I want to respond to or post a thread about, I likely will. But I get weary much quicker with the . . . fierceness of such exchanges regardless of my even successful intent to keep my tone rather moderate. So I doubt I'll go there that often or for that long compared to 2 years ago.

I still have a sense of humor. Several posters did not catch my satire about "my brilliant idea" to suggest that some scroll on by or however I put it. LOLOL. I saw that as further example of their tunnel visioned incapacity to see beyond their narrow constructions on "reality."

Anyway--there you have it, I guess.

If the mods think this is overmuch, they are welcome to delete it immediately or after 24 hours or whatever. I just wanted to respond to the persistent questions in as candid a way as I could without responding to any particular individuals.

Cheers.




posted on May, 6 2016 @ 01:25 AM
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Good to see you are doing well.



posted on May, 6 2016 @ 01:26 AM
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originally posted by: BO XIAN


Uhhhhhh . . . maybe he died and went to Heaven and they replaced him with an alien clone?



Died and reborn, a click baiter.

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posted on May, 6 2016 @ 01:29 AM
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a reply to: smirkley

Yeah. THANKS MUCH.

I have much more energy. And folks say I'm not so pale. No one had told me I was pale! Not even my Doc and RN's LOL.

May you and those you love have a splendid month with lots of rich dialogue and mutual affection. Cheers.



posted on May, 6 2016 @ 01:30 AM
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a reply to: daaskapital

Derogatory terms like click baiter just don't communicate anything collaborative or mutually respectful to me.

I know what I do and why I do it and that term doesn't apply in my construction on reality.

So, tough tacos.



posted on May, 6 2016 @ 01:31 AM
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a reply to: BO XIAN

Honest man, i like that..!



posted on May, 6 2016 @ 01:38 AM
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a reply to: PanPiper

Thanks much for your kind words and encouragement.

That seemed more like the historic moi! LOL.

Though maybe with kid gloves on?



posted on May, 6 2016 @ 01:41 AM
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a reply to: BO XIAN

Ummm m mm...I just discovered you a few months back and really enjoy your posts, comebacks, insightful musingss and thoughts in general. Always words of wisdom it seems...SO, take care of yourself for at leadt one.of the members of the fan club I'm sure you have. Heck, even if it only has a membership of one!!

Take care fella!



posted on May, 6 2016 @ 01:43 AM
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Happy to see you back, and I am glad you are doing better. I don't post much but I missed your posts. We don't have a lot of people posting from a christian perspective and I appreciate yours.



posted on May, 6 2016 @ 01:45 AM
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a reply to: celticsea

Thanks tons. What a sweet avatar.

I do what I can. It's not as much as I'd prefer but it is what it is. I do have another life--to some degree. LOL.

Check your PM's shortly.



posted on May, 6 2016 @ 01:50 AM
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originally posted by: Rubicon3
a reply to: BO XIAN

Ummm m mm...I just discovered you a few months back and really enjoy your posts, comebacks, insightful musingss and thoughts in general. Always words of wisdom it seems...SO, take care of yourself for at leadt one.of the members of the fan club I'm sure you have. Heck, even if it only has a membership of one!!

Take care fella!


GWARSH! THANKS BIG.

Keep that up and I'll have to go to the nearest Family Christian Book Store and buy a case of humility--condensed version! LOL.

However, given my attachment disordered brain damage, I need all the encouragement I can get so I'll take it and thank you profusely. LOL.

Glad to meet you.

God's best to you and those you love.

My wisdom, such as it is, has come at a huge cost. Praying for wisdom or to be able to love like Jesus or to have patience--all 3 of those prayer requests result in the same horrendously painful school!

And, as the wise know--anything of any lasting value comes from Yehovah anyway.



posted on May, 6 2016 @ 01:51 AM
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originally posted by: BO XIAN
a reply to: daaskapital

Derogatory terms like click baiter just don't communicate anything collaborative or mutually respectful to me.

I know what I do and why I do it and that term doesn't apply in my construction on reality.

So, tough tacos.



Can't take a joke?

Even though the articles you share contain click bait qualities, you're not breaking any rules, so keep doing what you're doing. I don't care.

Lighten up.



posted on May, 6 2016 @ 01:55 AM
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a reply to: BO XIAN

I'm happy to see you back here,Bo
I'm not Christian but i always enjoy your general posts.I didn"t know you had heart problems-really glad to know you've recovered well.Bless you



posted on May, 6 2016 @ 01:56 AM
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a reply to: daaskapital

My capacity to distinguish a joke from a non-joke or a joke mixed with slicing blades has ALWAYS been compromised at best to sometimes pretty dysfunctional.

My mother almost always included a slice or two with most of her jokes.

And hereon, . . . certain terms and phrases seem to me to be highly unlikely to be a purely humorous and kindly joke.

That's just my reality.

Thanks for your kind words, however.



posted on May, 6 2016 @ 01:59 AM
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a reply to: BO XIAN

I think you are incredible in counciling

Obviously I don't know anything about you just going with the thread

On top they are so much fun finally something worth coming here for (I am so over political religion .. Boring on all levels)
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posted on May, 6 2016 @ 02:00 AM
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originally posted by: Raxoxane
a reply to: BO XIAN

I'm happy to see you back here,Bo
I'm not Christian but i always enjoy your general posts.I didn"t know you had heart problems-really glad to know you've recovered well.Bless you


What an impressively kind post. THANKS BIG.

I didn't know I had heart problems either!

And the Doc was a bit lackadaisical about it . . . commented on the hypo-thyroid could cause such fatigue symptoms etc.

Finally, I suggested an EKG . . . and when that reached the big city Chief of cardiac's eyes, that's when I got the call for surgery! LOL.

Almost a year earlier I'd fainted for the first time in my life and the RN when I called attributed it to lack of hydratioin and lack of food--though I'd had a big glass of OJ and some Graham crackers. That was about a year earlier! LOL.

Anyway--I'm OK with the pacemaker--until they zap us with an EMP at the start of WWIII.

Then it's depending totally on God again in that dept! . . . that's assuming the mushroom cloud misses me.


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posted on May, 6 2016 @ 02:02 AM
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originally posted by: Refresh
a reply to: BO XIAN

I think you are incredible in counciling


Doodness! THANKS FOR YOUR ENCOURAGEMENT.

Now I'll stay awake half the night wondering what I did RIGHT!

I just do what I can out of my training and experience. I think most of the time, the best I have to offer is an obvious heart of caring.

On a site like this--with so much physical and informational distance . . . about all I can offer are the generalities I've observed, learned, seen in clients and students etc. etc.

However, I do trust God to help people make good use of my humble offerings of words.



posted on May, 6 2016 @ 02:07 AM
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a reply to: BO XIAN

You always seem to post when ATS is quiet anyways, and most of your recent threads are in forums I would consider below top secret. Dunno why anyone would have a problem with that lol. Doesn't matter what anyone else thinks anyways as long as the site rules are followed.

Just keep doing you man, if anyone doesn't like it then they can go write their own thread if they're so worried about the contributions to this site.


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posted on May, 6 2016 @ 02:08 AM
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a reply to: BO XIAN

Not in a weird way but it feels like you are an eagle and I am these guys

3ww.eagles.org...

It feels safe to play under your wings



posted on May, 6 2016 @ 02:09 AM
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a reply to: Refresh
Ooooo welcome to ATS



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