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by robertk
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Changes in attitudes towards global warming
Replies: 119
Views: 3763

Re: Changes in attitudes towards global warming

The Australian http://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/the-inconvenient-truth-is-that-catastrophists-are-wrong/news-story/8cee4fb8beef5d390805f5f80f963d35 The inconvenient truth is that catastrophists are wrong Institutionalised data bias is a handy default for radical-left eco-catastrophists who ha...
by robertk
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The cholesterol myth
Replies: 72
Views: 10624

Re: The cholesterol myth

thanks for that. my cholersterol is slightly high (like half of men over 40). Still weighing up whether I want to take pills; it goes against my grain a little.
by robertk
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Combatting Guruism
Replies: 46
Views: 404

Re: Combatting Guruism

I see it as something that has and is leading to the end of true Dhamma.
by robertk
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Nine Lives by William Dalrymple
Replies: 2
Views: 35

Re: Nine Lives by William Dalrymple

I prefer his City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi .
Been reading him since he first burst on the historical writing scene over twenty years ago.
by robertk
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1362
Views: 97668

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

according to this renewables are expensive for Germany: http://fortune.com/2017/03/14/germany-renewable-clean-energy-solar/ why is China still planning to build over a hundred new coal stations. Wouldn't they want to minimize costs and go for solar or wind that the article you cited suggests are mor...
by robertk
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sotapanna
Replies: 25
Views: 285

Re: Sotapanna

There was even a serial killer that attained stream entry in the suttas in just a couple of days,
If you mean Angulimala, he attained after a short talk by the Buddha -(i.e. in minutes, not days)
by robertk
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump - One Year
Replies: 31
Views: 435

Re: Trump - One Year

Because he is such an enigma, I find that people's reactions to him are more predictable and more interesting than what he actually does. image.jpeg Where did you get this image? chownah I found it on the internet somewhere putting in a search like "Trump and Media". Maybe initiated by Putin's oper...
by robertk
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1362
Views: 97668

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

Natural gas fired turbines are everywhere considered to be superior to coal fired generators for meeting peak demands . Sure if natural gas turbines are a better way then use them in place of coal. It really does seem that nat gas turbines are better than coal in every respect; cost, air quality, c...
by robertk
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump - One Year
Replies: 31
Views: 435

Re: Trump - One Year

3 minute news brief from CNN on what some voters in Ohio think of Trump after his first year. Seem to like him.

by robertk
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1362
Views: 97668

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

Natural gas fired turbines are everywhere considered to be superior to coal fired generators for meeting peak demands
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Sure if natural gas turbines are a better way then use them in place of coal.
by robertk
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1362
Views: 97668

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

Wouldn't it be logical for Australia to build more coal-fired power stations, they are the world's biggest exporter of coal after all. They can build much cleaner ones these days, or get Chinese companies to build them. As Tony abbott wrote “Our effort, however herculean, is barely better than futil...
by robertk
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump - One Year
Replies: 31
Views: 435

Re: Trump - One Year

Because he is such an enigma, I find that people's reactions to him are more predictable and more interesting than what he actually does.
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by robertk
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: The Visuddhi Magga and Abhidhamma may not have been taught by the Buddha! (Sama dengan Bahasa)
Replies: 11
Views: 221

Re: The Visuddhi Magga and Abhidhamma may not have been taught by the Buddha! (Sama dengan Bahasa)

Note to moderators: I am surprised to see this topic in the abhidhamma forum
If it continues to generate interest and debate I will move it to the Great Abhidhamma Pitaka authenticity debate
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by robertk
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Joke!!! 2.0
Replies: 82
Views: 3749

Re: Joke!!! 2.0

Ponton: You never cease to surprise me, sir. Inspector Jacques Clouseau: With me, surprises are rarely unexpected. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Inspector Jacques Clouseau: [about Bizu - dead] It's amazing how he f...
by robertk
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Loneliness
Replies: 11
Views: 203

Re: Loneliness

SarathW wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:55 am

Considering the development of communication it is hard to believe there are so many lonely people.
Nicole: Do you live alone, Inspector?

Inspector Jacques Clouseau: Yes, I do.

Nicole: Do you ever get lonely?

Inspector Jacques Clouseau: No. Not since the Interne
by robertk
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Loneliness
Replies: 11
Views: 203

Loneliness

https://news.google.com/news/amp?caurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.latimes.com%2Fscience%2Fsciencenow%2Fla-sci-sn-minister-of-loneliness-20180118-story.html#pt0-783968 British government targets a modern public health scourge: Loneliness By MELISSA HEALY JAN 17, 2018 | 7:05 PM British government targets a mode...
by robertk
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which Senior Theravada monks should ideally discuss and explore with each other over which topics?
Replies: 60
Views: 910

Re: Which Senior Theravada monks should ideally discuss and explore with each other over which topics?

And maybe more monks would actually attain enlightenment (the "converging," the "ending" in the "game" of Dhamma Vinaya), in no long time, if they acted more like beggars, rather than high-and-mighty Confucian feudal lords. http://www.abhidhamma.org/CommentaryNidana.htm Regarding "the only way" the...
by robertk
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Mate, I've got $1000': Aussie man hires a chopper in frantic search to find son
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Mate, I've got $1000': Aussie man hires a chopper in frantic search to find son

https://i.stuff.co.nz/world/australia/100648218/mate-ive-got-1000-aussie-man-hires-a-chopper-in-frantic-search-to-find-son Australian man Tony Lethbridge couldn't sleep. It was early Monday morning and his 17-year-old son Samuel was missing. It had been almost 24 hours since anyone had heard from hi...