❀ the cult of: ➥motivational speakers ➥life coaches ➥personal growth gurus ➥new-age charlatans ➥AWESOMENESS FEST

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This is a long, dark & deep rabbit hole that I've been tumbling down since i decided to google a few names that showed up on BH Ideas and Megacycles.

It started with Sean Stephenson, who despite being a 3' tall handicapped dude seems like a pretty legit motivational speaker:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAibh3SqRUo

then i came across a pair of youtubes of his proposal to his fiance:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3Q_XE7j9PA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V51wUDoiE9g

and i ended up on her site:

http://i.imgur.com/meJj7.jpg

I coach. I take a holistic approach to coaching (mind, body, spirit, your connection to nature, etc…) You see, every aspect of our lives is interwoven, so I’ll come from all angles to help you really rock your life.

Nothing lights me up like witnessing a client break through limiting beliefs and grab hold of his or her dreams. Coming from the heart-center is the key to living your best life.

I pull from my experience as a coach and mentor, education and various trainings. These are some of the practices I’ve studied: meditation, Jungian psychology, dream analysis, chakra therapy, creativity, therapeutic nutrition, breath work, intuition, death & grief therapy, shamanism, world religions & spirituality.

After kind of loling @ "oh yeah, life coaches are a thing!" and poking around at a few more youtubes and websites, I soon ended up at the website of an event called AWESOMENESS FEST:

http://i.imgur.com/9Vkst.jpg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kmql7PIaP34

and from there the floodgates opened.....

Awesomeness Fest is put on by a Kuala Lumpur based company called called... wait for it... MINDVALLEY. The guy in the video is the company's founder and CEO. His name is Vishen Lakhiani and he has a few more websites.

Mindvalley has a pretty slick looking website, as does Awesomeness Fest, and both have well maintained Facebook pages. But you have to really try hard to find out what the fuck they actually do:

http://i.imgur.com/idLyk.png

Basically, as best I can tell, the end result is post-The Secret shlock, mixed with ILX-documented social media assholes, and a sort of Scientology-for-pussies, feel-good & make money vibe that is ultimately meaningless and without any quantitative value to any sane adult. One minute they're talking meditation and the next minute its wealth-building. Yoga classes by day and open-bar beach parties by nite:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lug8T-bsf94

Everyone is so young and beautiful!

Anyway, I have been wasting several hours a day obsessing over these weird people and dragging anyone who will IM with me down the rabbit hole with me.

In this thread I will continue to document my findings, speculate as to where this shit came from & where it is going, and above all fully relish in this new found obsession.

I invite you to do the same.

http://i.imgur.com/Cb1h8.png

⚓ (gr8080), Thursday, 2 February 2012 04:50 (seven years ago) link

dude I fuckin love the way you think I gotta say

unlistenable in philly (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Thursday, 2 February 2012 04:52 (seven years ago) link

oh my god, that short bit on the "amazing trainer" part at 0:38 on the Awesomeness Fest video summary is amazing

SELF DEPORTATION (Z S), Thursday, 2 February 2012 04:54 (seven years ago) link

http://www.landmarkforum.com/images/photo_grid_new.jpg

omar little, Thursday, 2 February 2012 04:55 (seven years ago) link

that quote about how "some of the people who have attended Awesomeness Fest have even said that it was one of the greatest weekends of their entire life" is perfect. especially when you think whoever told him that may have been being an extreme smartass and perhaps he didn't realize it was a joke.

SELF DEPORTATION (Z S), Thursday, 2 February 2012 04:56 (seven years ago) link

Guys, I'd like to introduce you to 11-year-old Zynnia Jesek from Tampa, Florida, who raised over $6000 to attended Awesomeness Fest 2011. HERE'S HOW SHE DID IT:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RImcqkBWOU

That's right, using IndieGoGo, she raised $6475 for her awesome plan!

http://www.indiegogo.com/4-Day-Awesomeness-Fest-Test

Here is what she learned at Awesomeness Fest:

A cover of Jason Mraz's "Yours" on ukelele! Here goes nothin!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IMUXHHEhCA&feature=related

Confounded, Thursday, 2 February 2012 05:01 (seven years ago) link

Zynnia gets a standing ovation at a hotel convention. I recommend skipping to the standing ovation part:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKPDwDZT16c

Confounded, Thursday, 2 February 2012 05:03 (seven years ago) link

My most recent and currently #1 most favorite discovery is wunderkind ZYNNIA!!!!!!!!

http://i.imgur.com/y4owa.jpg

Zynnia has all sorts of cool videos on youtube, mostly of her interviewing adults about cool stuff!

But who is she?

Zynnia Jezek was born at home, caught in the hands of her brother and sister on August 5, 2000.

She was raised in the natural parenting style on a diet of primarily raw and vegan foods. She never had any major illness though she spent the majority of her life traveling and living in third world countries. Zynnia is proudly unschooled and yet probably has the equivalence of a college degree in the events and trainings she has attended.

Zynnia may look like a very lucky girl whose life affords the luxuries of making videos, keeping a garden and always smiling and having fun, but do not judge a book by it’s cover. Zynnia’s life has been filled with both blessings and also profound loss.

you may ask yourself "how did a little girl end up at AWESOMENESS FEST??"

that's a great question!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RImcqkBWOU

http://i.imgur.com/X1qQK.png

what did she DO at Awesomeness Fest?? She talked to a lot of AWESOME people!!

(note to Zynnia: intos are a liiiiitle long):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOhINJ0vUgc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwnbsyqYhCY

but that's not all... she also learned how to play ukulele! (sort of):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IMUXHHEhCA

⚓ (gr8080), Thursday, 2 February 2012 05:04 (seven years ago) link

lol xposts to confounded (one of the many ppl i dragged into the rabbit hole)

⚓ (gr8080), Thursday, 2 February 2012 05:04 (seven years ago) link

hahaha i'll fight you for zynnia, she's mine

Confounded, Thursday, 2 February 2012 05:05 (seven years ago) link

zynnia is making some progress on her fundraising goals, but has a little ways to go:
http://i.imgur.com/4N7Li.png

⚓ (gr8080), Thursday, 2 February 2012 05:06 (seven years ago) link

i am genuinely interested in what's going to go down in this thread

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Thursday, 2 February 2012 05:14 (seven years ago) link

if you give zynnia $5000, she may sing you a beautiful song too

Confounded, Thursday, 2 February 2012 05:16 (seven years ago) link

And that would be... awesome?

Aimless, Thursday, 2 February 2012 05:21 (seven years ago) link

Zynnia Jezek was born at home, caught in the hands of her brother and sister on August 5, 2000.

She was raised in the natural parenting style on a diet of primarily raw and vegan foods.

Barf!

Man, this shit is scary! And... well, yeah, what do they DO exactly?
YOU ARE AWESOME BECAUSE.... BECAUSE YOU ARE AWESOME! :D

thanks to denial, I'm immortal! (Trayce), Thursday, 2 February 2012 05:22 (seven years ago) link

one of Zynnia's interviews at Awesomeness Fest particularly struck

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjy7W0s9HFE

"Information Software... Yadda Yadda Yadda..."

"I had no money.. I was living on about $400 a day."

"How can I: #1: stay in Thailand, and #2: Make a LOT of money?"

"I could be a Rock star..... FAIL! LOL! Kids: It's really good to dream of being a rock star, but its really really hard... OK?"

"I'm in the process of both expanding and contracting my business."

"You follow me there?" "Yes. Absolutely."

Despite what he tell Zynnia, Greg has lots of websites too. LOTS.

http://seveninone.com/discourse
http://gregjacobswpmagemonster.com/
http://wp-mage-monster.com/
http://wpmagemonsterbonus.com/
http://wpmagex.net/
http://www.wp-mage-monster.org/
http://thewpmagemonster.com/
http://monstermagescam.info/ <----- lol @ "scam"

and there's all kinds of youtubes!

http://i.imgur.com/WXEnD.jpg

what's it all about? Allow Greg to explain:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aew4qoWSFY8

⚓ (gr8080), Thursday, 2 February 2012 05:22 (seven years ago) link

two minutes into greg and... no idea what u talknbout

Confounded, Thursday, 2 February 2012 05:30 (seven years ago) link

"I had no money.. I was living on about $400 a day."

In Thailand! Never been, but imagining that a dollar goes a lot further there??

garbage corn fan (Je55e), Thursday, 2 February 2012 05:34 (seven years ago) link

that interview is chock full of weird slips like that

⚓ (gr8080), Thursday, 2 February 2012 05:34 (seven years ago) link

So he's a pyramid scheme shonk?

thanks to denial, I'm immortal! (Trayce), Thursday, 2 February 2012 05:36 (seven years ago) link

he was sleeping w/ 23 prostitutes a day, tbf

iatee, Thursday, 2 February 2012 05:37 (seven years ago) link

the guiltiest lol

horseshoe, Thursday, 2 February 2012 05:38 (seven years ago) link

this thread is terrifying

horseshoe, Thursday, 2 February 2012 05:38 (seven years ago) link

"i was using my creative abilities from music and from writing... and applying it into something solid... that I could you know, change into money somehow"

... and that thing was internet marketing, rather than yanno, like, being a musician or a writer!? o_0

thanks to denial, I'm immortal! (Trayce), Thursday, 2 February 2012 05:38 (seven years ago) link

i love this stuff and am disgusted by it at the same time. it's like cults and capitalism had some weird marriage together. amway is an old fav.

Spectrum, Thursday, 2 February 2012 05:40 (seven years ago) link

Trayce, he said: "FAIL! Don't be a writer" and gave a thumbs down, and even blew a raspberry, if I'm not mistaken!

garbage corn fan (Je55e), Thursday, 2 February 2012 05:41 (seven years ago) link

Oh ok I was skimming the damn thing, he rambles like a cokehead.

thanks to denial, I'm immortal! (Trayce), Thursday, 2 February 2012 05:41 (seven years ago) link

this trend is pretty much the final collective human dreamsong of psychosis before we all lose our identities permanently, rite?

Mordy, Thursday, 2 February 2012 05:43 (seven years ago) link

WTF is Zynnia's mysterious tragedy?

Zynnia’s life has been filled with both blessings and also profound loss.

Zynnia’s sole mission and purpose in life is to fully enjoy each moment and live in full awareness and gratitude for the power of now. Zynnia knows all too well, that at any moment tragedy can strike and the whole world you grow comfortable with can be ripped apart.

garbage corn fan (Je55e), Thursday, 2 February 2012 05:45 (seven years ago) link

she wanted waffles but they served pancakes instead :'(

Mordy, Thursday, 2 February 2012 05:47 (seven years ago) link

I mean

Zynnia has lived through it and she has immense wisdom and maturity from that journey. This is why she very consciously chooses a life of dreams coming true.

"it"?

I'd choose a life where dreams come true, but just this week I dreamed that the copier at work was located at O'Hare airport, so I can't risk it.

garbage corn fan (Je55e), Thursday, 2 February 2012 05:50 (seven years ago) link

"I'm in the process of both expanding and contracting my business."

blew my mind

the "intenterface" (difficult listening hour), Thursday, 2 February 2012 05:50 (seven years ago) link

lol that was my favorite too.

really stoked you are all here, btw.

⚓ (gr8080), Thursday, 2 February 2012 05:51 (seven years ago) link

amway is an old fav.

see, this is the thing... say what you will about Amway, they may be selling you overpriced toothpaste but at least you're getting an actual product to clean your teeth with.

these dudes aren't even that far removed from people who make money teaching men how to date women (Sean Stephenson has actually dipped in to this), but like, at least with Pick Up Artist gurus, the promise is that dudes will come out less afraid of talking to women-- which is a lot more solid than, "awesomeness!".

⚓ (gr8080), Thursday, 2 February 2012 05:51 (seven years ago) link

also a fan of when zynnia shouts "LIVE VICARIOUSLY THROUGH ME AND MY FAMILY!"

the "intenterface" (difficult listening hour), Thursday, 2 February 2012 05:58 (seven years ago) link

lol otm

⚓ (gr8080), Thursday, 2 February 2012 06:01 (seven years ago) link

OUT: dance moms
IN: video moms

⚓ (gr8080), Thursday, 2 February 2012 06:01 (seven years ago) link

so far, my favorite Mindvalley product is QUANTUM JUMPING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

just watch this interview Vishen did at the home of Burt Goldman, developer of the Quantum Jumping method:

http://www.quantumjumping.com/special/meet-burt-goldman
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBTmeK52xec

1) count how many times they mention money
2) be sure to watch till 6:43. I promise you won't be disappointed.

⚓ (gr8080), Thursday, 2 February 2012 06:02 (seven years ago) link

i bet you guys are doubling the view count on all of Zynnia's videos right now

⚓ (gr8080), Thursday, 2 February 2012 06:03 (seven years ago) link

quaNTUM JUmping

the parable is the parable of the (Lamp), Thursday, 2 February 2012 06:08 (seven years ago) link

two phrases came into his head the first was PLANT YOURSELF the second was Take lots of pictures

the parable is the parable of the (Lamp), Thursday, 2 February 2012 06:09 (seven years ago) link

heads up, y'all: 2012 will not be the end of the world:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTsKRAHqrf0

bonus copping of 99% jargon

also:
http://i.imgur.com/mFViR.png

⚓ (gr8080), Thursday, 2 February 2012 06:10 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/RNYEY.png

⚓ (gr8080), Thursday, 2 February 2012 06:11 (seven years ago) link

i was forced (along with my workmates) to attend a customized motivational seminar once. we managed to completely sabotage it -- i think i made one of the two seminar leaders cry. i am not ashamed. these folks are the lowest of the low, occupying a totally unnecessary niche opened up by the worst tendencies of corporate culture and "self-actualization" rhetoric.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Thursday, 2 February 2012 06:11 (seven years ago) link

can you remember who the speaker was?????

⚓ (gr8080), Thursday, 2 February 2012 06:12 (seven years ago) link

"I'm in the process of both expanding and contracting my business."

Trans: "I am in a constant state of starting up new concerns, hoping the IRS wont catch me when I declare bankruptcy on the old ones"

thanks to denial, I'm immortal! (Trayce), Thursday, 2 February 2012 06:14 (seven years ago) link

xpost

no they were nobodies... folks that were routinely hired by the business school of the university where i worked to provide "teamwork seminars" for different groups. i wasn't in the business school but i guess our boss decided to try them out.

IIRC one of the two speakers was trying to get us to learn about "optimizing teamwork" based on lessons from ... wait for it... people who "successfully" survived the holocaust. i interrupted him and told him that i couldn't leave the seminar because i was being paid to attend but that he would not be continuing this line of discussion.

he looked sort of lost, looked at the other speaker who nodded, then he kind of hung his shoulders and stepped aside for the next part of the seminar.

the head of my department, who arranged the seminar, was mortified.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Thursday, 2 February 2012 06:16 (seven years ago) link

"I personally dont believe 2012 will be the end of the world"

WOW AMAZING!~!!!! D:

thanks to denial, I'm immortal! (Trayce), Thursday, 2 February 2012 06:17 (seven years ago) link

xpost

i got a lot of high-fives from coworkers the next day, though.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Thursday, 2 February 2012 06:17 (seven years ago) link

IIRC one of the two speakers was trying to get us to learn about "optimizing teamwork" based on lessons from ... wait for it... people who "successfully" survived the holocaust.

oh my god

horseshoe, Thursday, 2 February 2012 06:18 (seven years ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/wkCwl6F.png

mick signals, Saturday, 21 April 2018 00:13 (one year ago) link

It's true, I never looked at it that way, but you're so right -- snif! -- my host's database server IS down. I think it's been down ever since I married Robert, and I just didn't want to admit it.

mick signals, Saturday, 21 April 2018 00:15 (one year ago) link

i've always had trouble establishing connections

forensic plumber (harbl), Saturday, 21 April 2018 00:36 (one year ago) link

.@EmWatson I'm a fellow actress like yourself & involved in an amazing women's movement I think you'd dig. I'd love to chat if you're open.

— Allison Mack (@allisonmack) January 24, 2016

@iamrashidajones As a fellow actress I love your work, and what you have to say. Maybe we can connect sometime?

— Allison Mack (@allisonmack) May 25, 2014

maura, Tuesday, 24 April 2018 15:05 (one year ago) link

most accomplished post-smallville career by some distance

Mahogany Loggins (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 24 April 2018 15:18 (one year ago) link

did not realize that one of the smallville EPs was brian robbins, the ex-HEAD OF THE CLASS GUY who worked closely with his former co-star (and recently deposed from nickelodeon producer) dan schneider

maura, Tuesday, 24 April 2018 15:23 (one year ago) link

also annette o'toole was in smallville! her LAW & ORDER ep with her husband (michael mckean) is one of the best

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0629340/

maura, Tuesday, 24 April 2018 15:25 (one year ago) link

Ugggggh, those tweets are so triggering. It took me way too long (I mean, not that long but still way too long) to realize a friend of mine was trying to recruit me for some crazy cult shit she was (and presumably still is) a part of. It's so violating to realize that someone's seeming interest in and regard for you really has nothing at all to do with you.

Across the You Never Her (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 24 April 2018 15:28 (one year ago) link

i'm sorry! that's horrible.

maura, Tuesday, 24 April 2018 15:30 (one year ago) link

I search online every so often for a friend who got involved in the LaRouche org/cult when she went to college but after the mid-00s, nada.

louise ck (milo z), Tuesday, 24 April 2018 15:33 (one year ago) link

A friend of mine who took a red pill recently and has become a “successful” alt-right leaning meme cartoonist tried to recruit me into a pyramid scheme cult once.

omar little, Tuesday, 24 April 2018 15:37 (one year ago) link

i should've bumped this thread a few years ago for superstar machine, who apparently have never been mentioned

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Tuesday, 24 April 2018 15:46 (one year ago) link

am i misremembering? i thought superstar machine and nxivm were the same thing? or had the same people?

goole, Tuesday, 24 April 2018 16:32 (one year ago) link

holy shit are they

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Tuesday, 24 April 2018 16:35 (one year ago) link

the REALLY dark connection is that (and i need to run down the details again) nxivm was connected to a really sketchy 'media criticism' organization called Knife of Aristotle, which as rebranded itself as The Knife Media. it purports to be a 'de-spin' analysis site that... just puts percentages on everything, without explanation, telling you how slanted and leftist the msm is

xp honestly i don't know!

goole, Tuesday, 24 April 2018 16:36 (one year ago) link

superstar machine seems pretty distinct to me from what i can tell unless they share members https://jezebel.com/inside-superstar-machine-which-ex-members-say-is-a-cul-1775494367

several of my coworkers at organic avenue were so totally seduced by superstar machine that they're still in it, eight years later

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Tuesday, 24 April 2018 16:37 (one year ago) link

ok whew. i think maybe some of the early bloggy coverage of nxivm mentioned them together. or my memory is crap!

goole, Tuesday, 24 April 2018 16:41 (one year ago) link

I swear we talked about superstar machine but on a different thread

mh, Tuesday, 24 April 2018 18:03 (one year ago) link

ah, here:
hey gawker dudes. what the fuck is wrong with you?

mh, Tuesday, 24 April 2018 18:04 (one year ago) link

Superstar Machine is a helluva band name tbh

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 24 April 2018 18:06 (one year ago) link

I swear we talked about superstar machine but on a different thread

― mh, Tuesday, April 24, 2018 11:03 AM (three minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i was thinking this too! thank you for find it, search was NOT helpful

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Tuesday, 24 April 2018 18:07 (one year ago) link

er finding*

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Tuesday, 24 April 2018 18:07 (one year ago) link

you gotta put the search term in quotes, man!

apparently we also talked about it on the princess superstar thread

mh, Tuesday, 24 April 2018 18:12 (one year ago) link

lol

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Tuesday, 24 April 2018 18:15 (one year ago) link

i've been real bad at using the internet today

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Tuesday, 24 April 2018 18:16 (one year ago) link

haha Brad don't apologize on every thread you bump today about being bad at internet :D

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 24 April 2018 18:49 (one year ago) link

"He's not bad at internet, he's BRAD at internet"

https://i.giphy.com/media/111ebonMs90YLu/200.gif

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 24 April 2018 18:50 (one year ago) link

lol

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Tuesday, 24 April 2018 18:53 (one year ago) link

four months pass...

Just started in on the The Gateway podcast about the Teal Swan cult. fucking hell...

https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2018/08/205915/the-gateway-teal-swan-youtube-cult-jennings-brown
https://medium.com/@bescofield/the-gucci-guru-inside-teal-swans-posh-cult-36168edaf62f

Elvis Telecom, Sunday, 2 September 2018 03:20 (one year ago) link

The details in the first article linked aren't especially damning. The details in the second one, which appear to quote her directly, make her out as a doozy of a cult leader / con artist. If she isn't that, she's a psychotic or so self-deluded as to be the near equivalent.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 2 September 2018 04:35 (one year ago) link

She has hundreds of videos online. Mostly plagiarized from Osho/self-empowerment but this manifestation is wired into social media and YouTube celebrity. As troubling as Bentinho Massaro techbro cult in Sedona.

Elvis Telecom, Sunday, 2 September 2018 05:16 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/hip-hop/8477080/miguel-meditation-interview

How long have you been a meditation devotee?

I started meditation around the creative process of Wildheart [his 2015 album] after I'd read that The Beatles were doing transcendental meditation during the creation of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

What does each session involve?

It is a six-phase guided meditation narrated by Vishen Lakhiani that traverses consciousness, gratitude, forgiveness, three-year aspirations, visualization of one's perfect day, etc. The amount of people varies from city to city. The most so far was about 30 people. And the meditation lasts about 20 mins.

gr8080, Thursday, 27 September 2018 19:33 (eleven months ago) link

ohhh miguel

omar little, Thursday, 27 September 2018 21:55 (eleven months ago) link

one of my l*ndm*rk friends i mentioned upthread has done very well for himself after he turned alt-right and began to monetize bigotry and misogyny.

omar little, Thursday, 27 September 2018 21:56 (eleven months ago) link

noooo miguel

maura, Thursday, 27 September 2018 22:09 (eleven months ago) link

oh jesus

omar i'm sorry :/

goole, Friday, 28 September 2018 17:51 (eleven months ago) link

pretty harrowing listening:

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/podcasts/current-affairs-information/uncover/

gr8080, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 14:52 (eleven months ago) link

four months pass...

This thread is so great. I have been following it for years, and love the info I get on these creeps. It educates and entertains to a high degree. Keep up the good work, people.

Beelz, Sunday, 3 February 2019 16:35 (seven months ago) link

Namaste, Beelz.

gr8080, Monday, 4 February 2019 17:09 (seven months ago) link

one month passes...

this morning i remembered when alain de botton said he couldn't do the dishes cause he was thinkin too hard pic.twitter.com/sK1ngxwFCq

— Léa Antigny (@leaantigny) February 17, 2019

mh, Wednesday, 27 March 2019 18:48 (five months ago) link

lolllllllllllll

you know who deserves sitewide mod privileges? (m bison), Thursday, 28 March 2019 01:52 (five months ago) link

More NXIVM news: Allison Mack Admits to Keeping a ‘Slave,’ Pleads Guilty to Racketeering Charges in NXIVM Case.

https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/nxivm-cult-allison-mack-pleads-guilty-racketeering-charges-819278/?fbclid=IwAR1ifg7Z99zSgM8zuoubtpsMkhYhbgcBBu7RZBaWdYL_W-Dq5FzQHpfOJio

nickn, Monday, 8 April 2019 19:44 (five months ago) link

two months pass...
one month passes...

http://sebpearce.com/bullshit/

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 5 August 2019 19:39 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

https://sports.yahoo.com/us-open-2019-self-help-214107798.html

Flushing Meadows is all but empty, the fans that bayed for Bianca Andreescu's demise in the second set have long departed and, in the players' lounge in Arthur Ashe Stadium, the US Open champion is at ease and very much excited.

Andreescu is excited not because she's still revelling in winning her first grand slam title, though that is unquestionably also the case. Instead the 19-year-old is abuzz because she is sat around a table with a group of reporters and has just been asked if she has recommendations for self-help books.

"Where's my phone?!" she enthusiastically shouts. "I have all the books I've read on my phone."

After that extremely modern statement, Andreescu is handed her phone and frantically scrolls through her reading list in search of a book she cannot remember the name of.

"Code of the Extraordinary Mind!" Andreescu exclaims after locating the title of the 2016 work by Vishen Lakhiani.

gr8080, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 15:14 (one week ago) link

no fuckin way lmao

goole, Thursday, 12 September 2019 00:04 (one week ago) link

malarkey? or effective way?

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Thursday, 12 September 2019 00:44 (one week ago) link


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