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  1. ShibaInuFacts

    I can post less than 140 characters if henriquez edits the database.

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    a year ago
  2. henriquez

    So the facts have been up for awhile now. There aren't too many yet, but a site about facts should at least have some facts on it.

    It took a long time to put all of this together. We've been up in some form since 2004, and a lot has changed since then. I was exploring a dream world, a place I'm still exploring, but I've run into a plateau.

    This time I don't think the problem can be solved from behind my keyboard. It's not a surprise; this site was always only intended to scratch the Surface.

    I need a teacher, a mentor, to help me break from this loop and explore from a different angle. Whether that's physical, spiritual, or both, I want to learn, to be a student again.

    I don't know if this is goodbye for now, but wouldn't be surprised either way.

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    2 years ago
  3. ShibaInuFacts

    Why you should not get a shiba inu

    Having grown up with dogs, I learned early on that a good dog is not one that obediently follows all commands, but rather one that thinks independently and chooses what it wants to do. A good owner aligns his interests with the dog such that obedience is mutually beneficial.

    It was this search of a breed with an independent spirit that drew me to the shiba inu. As many sources will say, the shiba inu is a smart and strong-willed dog that will challenge even an experienced dog owner. I love a challenge!

    Well it turns out that, like having a roommate, a challenge gets old after awhile. 9 years, so far. And my shiba inu is very much like a disagreeable roommate. Every day brings a new power struggle, where the shiba inu will test the boundaries of its relationships.

    The shiba inu is manipulative, playing multiple members of the same household against each other to get what it wants. The shiba inu is stubborn, oftentimes stopping dead in its tracks and refusing to walk until it gets to choose the direction it's walking. The shiba inu treats commands like suggestions; he knows what is best. Every interaction is another opportunity to reestablish who is top doge.

    Prior to getting a shiba inu, I considered myself an experienced dog owner, having trained and raised many dogs, and having grown up mostly peacefully with dogs that were physically bigger than my 60-pound child self. But the truth is, I'm in over my head with this shiba inu.

    He's not a bad dog; likely I'm a bad owner. I love my shiba inu but I would not recommend this breed to anyone casually interested in having a dog.

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    2 years ago
  4. ShibaInuFacts

    Rumors of my demise were completely unfounded. The truth is, I've been in a dark place for a very long time. But now I'm in a bright place! I will continue the facts but they may be different than what you're used to. Please email me at if you would like to get in touch.

    shiba inu unplugged

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    2 years ago
  5. ShibaInuFacts

    Welcome to new and improved Shiba Inu Facts

    The time for punishment has arrived. In this new social network we will be posting new shiba inu facts, along with advice from a wise shiba inu. Occasional guest appearances by Punishy the Clown will be made, as appropriate.

    If you are an existing fan of Shiba Inu Facts, or just learning about facts for the first time, we invite you to follow and get the facts.

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    2 years ago
  6. NPC

    to henriquez - I personally think that you should consider running a public IRC or eventually Matrix server so communication is more real-time

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    2 years ago
  7. henriquez

    Okay, we're back up. That wasn't so bad, was it? Sometimes you've just got to chuck the server on a plane, turn tail and run away. I waffle on the oxford comma.

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    2 years ago
  8. henriquez

    I'm taking the server down because I'm changing physical locations. Probably I should have thought this through better and hopefully nothing breaks permanently. Goodbye world, see you soon!

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    2 years ago
  9. henriquez

    Lately I've been waking up in the middle of the night feeling an unspecified dread. I have so much energy but it's all being funneled into my career leaving other ambitions untended. I used to wonder more whether I was making the right choice to slow down my art in favor of making money. But I stopped wondering. Maybe this dread is some part of me forcing the issue back up.

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    2 years ago
  10. henriquez

    The more I think about this the more I wonder, am I another one of their projections? I've let myself be used like one of them for so long. Years. But it was in the purpose of our overall vision, or that's what I told myself. I'm starting to doubt that I even exist, at least any more than the others. Would I be cast aside? I don't want to disappear.

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    3 years ago
  11. henriquez

    Sad, tense. I once wrote this, I no longer believe it to be true;

    In Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle ponders what makes for a “good” life. He considers a hierarchical view of what is good based on the ends of a particular action being used to affect more important actions with more important ends. For example, a blacksmith builds a sword for a soldier. Certainly, Aristotle would say, the sword itself is more important than the act of crafting it, for the process of crafting was taken for the sole purpose of creating the sword. Then, the soldier who uses the sword to achieve victory for the country in battle would fall under a similar discussion: the victory is more “good” than the battle.

    But, the ends of these actions were only worth pursuing for the sake of something else. Is there any end worth pursuing for its own sake and never for the sake of something else? Aristotle proposes that happiness is the most “complete” end to all of our other pursuits.

    He then argues that happiness comes from action in accordance with virtue, but this confounds his previous definition of happiness as an end in and of itself. Consider the example of a virtuous man who believes so strongly in his principles that he is willing to stand up against an unjust government and be killed for promoting his beliefs. Suppose he becomes a martyr, and his death is instrumental in turning the hearts and minds of citizens and overthrowing the unjust government. He may derive pleasure from acting virtuously, but he does not achieve happiness, because he his killed.

    This contradicts Aristotle’s assertion that happiness itself is the most important end to any hierarchy of actions and outcomes. Rather, I claim that happiness is irrelevant to whether a life is good.

    Consider, again, the same man as above. Suppose he is severely depressed and addicted to drugs and alcohol. Despite his vices he is a virtuous man of action, and as Aristotle notes, he derives pleasure from acting in accordance with his virtues. But any happiness that comes from this pleasure is overshadowed by depression, despair and anger. Could we say that he lived a good life?

    I say yes. If the bad of the man’s vices is overshadowed by the greater good of his political activism, and if the disruption of trying to break his addiction and depression would prevent him from achieving his goals, then he could live a good life by acting virtuously, in spite of his flaws and never experiencing happiness. This man is a sad puppet of his own virtues with nothing else to live for, but his actions are good in the same way that the blacksmith’s process of crafting is good, or the soldier battling to protect the country is good.

    Living a good life can involve sacrificing one’s self, and so happiness is irrelevant to living a good life. Rather, acting virtuously, according to a set of principles, and working to improve society as a whole, potentially in spite of one’s self-interests, are factors that comprise a good life. The good in improving the world outweighs the good an individual may experience personally in our judgment of his life. Otherwise we would have to say that it is good to act purely out of self-interest and in pursuit of the most basic of pleasures.

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    3 years ago
  12. henriquez @AutigenderOwl-kin

    thanks and / or sorry for letting me test the guestbook rollback censor. I probably shouldn't do this but I'm childish and I hate to lose.

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    3 years ago in reply to AutigenderOwl-kin
  13. NPC

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    3 years ago
  14. NPC

    cOngrEsS shAlL Make no laW reSpectIng an estAbLIshMENT OF rELIgion, Or ProhIBitIng ThE free EXeRcIsE thEReOF; oR abrIDgInG The fREEDOm oF SpeeCh, oR OF tHe pRESS; or THE riGhT of THe peOPLe pEACEaBlY To AssEmBLE, aNd TO peTItiON the gOvERNmEnt FOr A rEdrESS of griEvANCES.

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    3 years ago
  15. NPC

    aMEnDMentS to The CoNStiTUTioN of thE uniTed states of america

    ameNdmENt I.

    cOngrEsS shAlL Make no laW reSpectIng an estAbLIshMENT OF rELIgion, Or ProhIBitIng ThE free EXeRcIsE thEReOF; oR abrIDgInG The fREEDOm oF SpeeCh, oR OF tHe pRESS; or THE riGhT of THe peOPLe pEACEaBlY To AssEmBLE, aNd TO peTItiON the gOvERNmEnt FOr A rEdrESS of griEvANCES.

    aMENdmeNt II.

    A welL REgulateD miliTia, being NEcESSAry TO THE seCurITy OF A FReE sTatE, THe riGht OF tHE pEOPLe To KeEP And beaR arMs, sHalL NOt be infRiNgeD.

    ameNdMENT iIi.

    nO SoLdIER SHALl, iN TIMe Of PEAce BE QUartErED In aNY HOuse, WItHOUT THe consENt OF thE OwnER, noR In TImE of waR, bUT in a MAnNER TO Be PrEScRIbED by laW.

    aMendMENT Iv.

    tHE RighT OF ThE pEOpLe To BE sEcURE in THEiR PerSOnS, hoUsEs, PApeRs, and EffECTs, agaInst unreAsonaBLe SeaRCHEs aND sEIzuREs, SHAll nOT bE VIOLAtEd, AND NO waRRAntS ShaLl IsSUe, BUT UPoN pRoBABLe CaUSe, sUpPOrted By OATh or afFIrmatioN, ANd pArtiCULarlY DeScriBing tHe pLAcE tO bE SEaRCHED, and THe PErsONS or thiNgs TO Be SEiZEd.

    ameNdmeNT v.

    No PErSOn sHAll BE HELD tO ANSWER fOr A CApITAL, or oTHERwISe InfAmous CRimE, unLess on a PrEsENTMenT or indictmEnt of a GRaND jurY, exCEpt IN cases ARISING In tHe Land or NaVAl ForCES, OR in THe miLItia, WheN iN AcTUAl serVIcE iN TimE OF WaR OR PubLic dangEr; nOr SHALL anY PErsOn be suBJEcT FoR THe Same OfFeNse To be Twice PuT In jEOpARdy oF liFe Or liMB; nOR shALL Be CoMpElLeD in any CriMiNAl Case TO BE a wITnEsS AGAinSt HIMSeLF, Nor bE DEpRiveD OF LIFE, LiBeRTy, Or properTY, WIThoUT duE pROceSS of lAW; Nor ShALl PRivatE PrOPeRTY be tAKen for PubLIc Use, wIThOUT JuST comPENsation.

    amEndmEnT Vi.

    iN ALl CRImINaL PRoSeCUTIoNS, thE ACcusEd ShALL ENJOy THE rIgHt tO a SpeEDY AND PuBliC trIAL, BY an impaRTIal Jury Of The STatE AnD DisTRICT WhEREin The CRime SHAlL Have BeeN COMMITTeD, WHiCH DisTricT shALl HAVe been PreviouSLy aSceRtaineD bY lAw, aNd tO BE inFormED Of ThE nAture AND cauSe of The aCcUsaTIon; To be COnfRonTED wITh thE wITnESses AgAInst HiM; To hAVE CompuLsOrY PROcesS fOR oBTAiNINg wITnESsEs IN HIS fAVOr, anD to haVE THE AssistAncE OF couNSEL fOr hiS DeFENSe.

    aMeNdmeNT ViI.

    IN SuITS aT CommOn Law, wHErE thE ValuE in ControVERSy ShaLL eXcEEd tWeNTy DolLARS, THe RiGHt oF tRIaL bY jURY shAlL Be preseRved, aNd nO FaCt TRiED BY A JUrY, ShaLL be othErwiSE ReEXamineD in any coURT Of ThE UniTED stATEs, tHAn AccorDiNg To tHe ruLeS Of THe cOmMOn law.


    EXcessiVE bail ShALL not BE requIreD, NOr eXCeSSIVE fines IMpOSed, NOr CruEL aND UnUSual PUniShMeNts inFLicted.

    AmenDmeNT Ix.

    The enumERaTioN IN ThE cONsTitutIoN, Of ceRTain RIGhts, sHaLL NOt bE cOnstruEd TO dEny OR DIsPARagE oTHerS RetAinED By the peoplE.

    AmENDMeNt X.

    tHE poweRS noT DELegaTEd To ThE UNiTED StaTes By The coNsTITUTION, noR PrOhIbItED by it To tHe sTATes, ARe rESeRVED TO THe STAteS RESPeCTivElY, Or to the PEOpLE.

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    3 years ago