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121  Other / Off-topic / Re: What do you do to calm down you're anger? on: October 24, 2017, 02:47:11 PM
To calm my anger I scream on top of my lungs (Kidding). Work at a psychiatric clinic and there are a lot of instances when I either have to deal with a client's anger or I get triggered by behaviors of clients. There are ways that I employ to get me to a safe place. I think the first part is to take a deep breath, from my diaphragm, really deep and I count until 5 and release and then for at least 2 minutes I do nothing. I don't react to whatever stimulus that is making me angry. It helps in diminishing the feelings. Then I put on some music, loud music to increase positive emotions in me.
122  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Well educated nation is the key? on: October 24, 2017, 02:36:03 PM
Yes, there is a direct correlation on how education and training can affect the economy. College degrees earn so much more than people who don't have it. In our modern world, globalization and international trades necessitate a competition between countries and their economies. The education and training of a country's workers are determining factors on how a country's economy will do. A successful economy needs and has a workforce that has the ability to operate industries at a degree that holds a competitive edge against economies of other countries.
123  Local / Others (Pilipinas) / Re: May doubt ka pa ba sa pagbibitcoin? on: October 24, 2017, 01:33:20 PM
While I know a lot of people who profited from bitcoin and they are family members, I am still apprehensive about the future of bitcoin. I guess perhaps it is always good to be critical about things that are just too good to be true. I have been reading about what about well-known business people think about bitcoin and the responses are mixed. For instance, Bill Gates think that bitcoin is better than currency while Wolf of Wall Street Jordan Belfort thinks "ICOs are the biggest scam ever". Billionaires like Mark Cuban even have mixed feelings about bitcoin. Warren Buffet advised investors to avoid it and think that it's a mirage. Then you have billionaire Richard Branson who is a big fan of bitcoin and calls it an "economic revolution". Hopefully, for us who are trying to profit from bitcoin, it is here to stay so that we can enjoy the benefits it brings.
124  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Corruption - A fundamental Right ? on: October 21, 2017, 05:48:43 AM
I have observed that in general community everyone is doing corruption. Most importantly everyone is considering corruption as their fundamental right. We do you think about this ? how we can reduce corruption in community.

I don't even know what to think of this thread. I never thought I'll see a day when I would read something like this - corruption being a fundamental right. Wow. I can't help but shake my head. Corruption is not and never will be a fundamental right. First let's define what fundamental rights are. They are universally recognized rights such as right to self-determination, right to liberty, right to due process of law, freedom of religion to cite a few. Corruption is not of those rights and I don't think it will ever be considered fundamental. Corruption is actually a violation to fundamental rights. Why is this? Because it is our inherent basic human right to live in a society free of corruption. The right to life, dignity, equality and other important human rights and values rely critically upon this right.
125  Other / Off-topic / Re: thinking about suicide on: October 19, 2017, 06:30:57 PM
I know guys that this is not the right forum to discuss this but i don't know who else to talk to. I am really thinking about killing myself. I know I am a coward by thinking that this is the solution but I don't have the will to live on.  so what is the most painless way to kill yourself?


Hey Tanya, I hope you are able to read through all the comments here. I don't know where you are from but working in the psychiatric field I would certainly urge you to please try to find help. It is very very important to reach out. You already started by reaching out to this community. I am not sure what your reasons are to come to this point that you are contemplating of ending your life but I want you to take a moment. Though I do not know you personally, I am concerned about how you are and your feelings right now. If you want, you can send me a message if you need someone to talk to. If you are here in the US, please call 1800-273-8255 or you can chat with them as well. Each state and cities also have their own mental health lines and they can connect you to people who can help you. You can also talk to counselors. If you are in the Philippines, the Department of Health in partnership with the WHO has launched a 24/7 hotline. The Hopeline may be reached at (02) 804-4637; 0917-5584673; and 2919 for Globe and TM subscribers. Please also consider the safety plan and that is to go to the Emergency Room. That is what I always tell our patients. Take yourself there and they will find help for you. Here is a list of suicide hotline from around the world. I hope this will be of use to you.

Argentina: +5402234930430

Australia: 131114

Austria: 017133374

Belgium: 106

Botswana: 3911270

Brazil: 212339191

Canada: 5147234000 (Montreal); 18662773553 (outside Montreal)

China: 85223820000

Croatia: 014833888

Denmark: +4570201201

Egypt: 7621602

Finland: 040-5032199

France: 0145394000

Germany: 08001810771

Holland: 09000767

India: 8888817666

Ireland: +4408457909090

Italy: 800860022

Japan: +810352869090

Mexico: 5255102550

New Zealand: 045861048

Norway: +4781533300

Philippines: 028969191

Poland: 5270000

Russia: 0078202577577

Spain: 914590050

South Africa: 0514445691

Sweden: 46317112400

Switzerland: 143

United Kingdom: 08457909090

USA: 18002738255
126  Other / Politics & Society / Re: A beautiful disaster for the Philippines on: October 19, 2017, 04:52:27 PM
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The Philippine government is not eliminating drug addicts and pushers if they surrender and not fight the cops. The government is promoting voluntary surrender of addicts and pushers and thousands of them rallied and promised to change and undergoes rehabilitation programs by the government. The government has suffered negative media publicity due to influence of oligarchs who owns the TV companies that are controlled by the other political party that tries to shut down the present administration.

As a Filipino who watches all of these things going on from outside the country, it looks really bad when people try to justify disregard of law. The statement "The Philippine government is not eliminating drug addicts and pushers if they surrender and not fight the cops" is concerning to me. There should always be a due process of law. Moreover, the President has a foul and dirty mouth...geez. I don't know how many times I have told my family back home to please stop justifying his obviously dirty mouth. It is so tacky. I can't believe I have to remind my very own family about the values that they taught me growing up. As a Filipino, I want a president of the country I love to be well-mannered and conduct himself appropriately. I think it is great that he is doing things for the country and I hope he implements and makes policies that will help better the lives of Filipinos.
127  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Impact of Technology to your health? on: October 18, 2017, 10:54:55 PM
Technology has its advantages and disadvantages. I think though it is important to remember that technology is a tool that we use. In our modern world, it has been integrated into our daily lives. Technology has brought us a lot of wonderful things. I would like to put emphasis that our unhealthy usage of technology has some social and health implications. Computer vision syndrome for instance which includes a whole range of eye strain and pain. We can do something about these though. We created all these things and so we have power over them. Being mindful of our relationship with technology is always a good place to start. There has been a concern how technology brought social isolation but we also need to realize that technology has also brought a way for people in a different manner. I wrote a paper about this in school. Yes, it is true our relationship with technology has become a lot of times a great barrier to our interpersonal relationships. We do have control over this. For instance, in the evening we can turn off our phone when we go to bed. That is probably one of the best a person can do for his/her health. Moreover, putting down the phone during mealtime and making time for at least 30 minutes every day to spend time with our loved ones without us being on the phone all the time/laptop/computer/tablet. Additionally, always find the time to get up from your chair if you are working in front of the computer all day long. Take a 30 minutes break and walk around. Or once in a while stand up while you are working on the computer.
128  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Artificial intelligence. on: October 17, 2017, 09:34:09 PM
Robotics is just one aspect of artificial intelligence. The term AI is broad and the main goal of AI is to make technology that permits computers and machines to function or operate in an intelligent manner. Though we may not be conscious about it, machine learning is already a constituent in our every day lives. For instance, the use of Siri, Cortana, Google Now, Amazon Echo. They are intelligent digital personal assistants. I am sure one cannot miss video games AI which has been around for a long time. How about smart cars? And how large companies like Target and Amazon make purchase predictions. All of these are examples how our everyday lives have already been using artificial intelligence. Do I support it? Absolutely. It's the only way to move forward.
129  Other / Off-topic / Re: US vs China on: October 17, 2017, 07:06:53 PM
Interesting topic. I would say the US. Not only because I am American but because there is multitude of factors that I would say the United States would win. A lot of people here cited China's population, however, strategically that is still not enough to win a war. Keep in mind that the US has alliances. If the United States decides to go to war, then Germany, France, Poland and the United Kingdom would follow. The United States is very capable of not only winning one war but two major wars. Just like everyone here is stating though, I do not hope nor wish for that to happen. War is a business but we as people have a lot to lose if we go into World War III.
130  Local / Others (Pilipinas) / Re: Newbie Welcome Thread on: October 17, 2017, 12:40:25 PM
Hello sa lahat. I just signed up and hoping na this forum will guide me and help me learn more about bitcoins.
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