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by Kim OHara
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: What is my ancestry? who cares.
Replies: 28
Views: 351

Re: What is my ancestry? who cares.

Generally, when you become a Buddhist monk you completely disconnect from your ancestors. I know this is not applicable to lay people. But we can learn something from that. Hi, Sarath, If you mean that we should go some way to copying what monks are required to do, I think your logic is faulty. The...
by Kim OHara
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety
Replies: 344
Views: 34035

Re: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety

As for Chernobyl ... For decades, the site of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster has remained abandoned. Now, Solar Chernobyl is building a massive solar farm on the land to provide renewable energy for those living nearby. ... According to some estimates, the nuclear fallout from the Chernobyl disaster...
by Kim OHara
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are we nouns or verbs?
Replies: 12
Views: 126

Re: Are we nouns or verbs?

Greetings Kim, That seems to be a radical re-interpretation of Wilde Not really. He managed to work back up the chain of dependent origination as far as... "Dependent upon bhava, jati comes to be." Good for him. It sounds as if it was liberating for him, as far as it went of course. Nice work fop. ...
by Kim OHara
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are we nouns or verbs?
Replies: 12
Views: 126

Re: Are we nouns or verbs?

Fry raises an interesting and somewhat topical idea, but fails to see the contradiction in what he has said. He is not a "thing" (as instantiated by the things which are actors or writers) but goes on to say that he is a person (which is every bit as much of a thing as an actor or a writer is). Thi...
by Kim OHara
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: What is my ancestry? who cares.
Replies: 28
Views: 351

Re: What is my ancestry? who cares.

If you are thinking about taking one of these DNA tests, here's a word of warning - Ancestry.com takes DNA ownership rights from customers and their relatives The family history website Ancestry.com is selling a new DNA testing service called AncestryDNA. But the DNA and genetic data that Ancestry.c...
by Kim OHara
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are we nouns or verbs?
Replies: 12
Views: 126

Re: Are we nouns or verbs?

Greetings Kim, He is talking about becoming (bhava). (Verb) This is a requisite for birth (jati). (Noun) "And what is birth? Whatever birth, taking birth, descent, coming-to-be, coming-forth, appearance of aggregates, & acquisition of [sense] media of the various beings in this or that group of bei...
by Kim OHara
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Who is our current 'bad guy', now that ISIL are in decline?
Replies: 8
Views: 99

Re: Who is our current 'bad guy', now that ISIL are in decline?

Mad Dog has chosen -
James Mattis unveils new US military strategy focused on threat from Russia and China, not terrorism
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-20/c ... ys/9345670

:toilet:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety
Replies: 344
Views: 34035

Re: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety

As for nuclear ... here's an overview of the industry, worldwide, published last September. "Stagnating" is the best one-word summary. This is the one-page summary - https://www.worldnuclearreport.org/The-World-Nuclear-Industry-Status-Report-2017-HTML.html#link1 And the whole report is on the same s...
by Kim OHara
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are we nouns or verbs?
Replies: 12
Views: 126

Are we nouns or verbs?

Another way of thinking about our "I" - making habit. nouns-or-verbs.jpg I'm not sure how far it goes, but I do know I have chosen for a long time to say things like "I try to follow the Buddhist teachings" and "I support Labor" rather than " I am a Buddhist" or " I am a Labor voter." And there are ...
by Kim OHara
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Looking for information re: earliness & occurrence in various canons of specific doctrine
Replies: 6
Views: 86

Re: Looking for information re: earliness & occurrence in various canons of specific doctrine

You've seen this thread? https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=1270 :coffee: Kim Yes, I made a new one because that thread seems to be focused on whether the doctrine should be accepted as true or not, whereas I want to know what historical-textual evidence there is for its authenticity. I t...
by Kim OHara
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety
Replies: 344
Views: 34035

Re: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety

Hi, chownah, If you want the detail on how Tesla's new battery is performing, and just what it's doing, here it is - http://reneweconomy.com.au/coal-unit-trips-in-heatwave-as-tesla-big-battery-cashes-in-85623/ . (Everyone else is welcome to read it too, of course. :smile: ) If you need help with acr...
by Kim OHara
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1357
Views: 97549

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

At this time of year we get the release of climate data for the preceding year. People who have been following the science won't get many surprises this time because there have been several previews of the data, but here are the final figures. The 5 hottest years on Earth have all occurred since 201...
by Kim OHara
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety
Replies: 344
Views: 34035

Re: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety

Along with prominent climate scientists and a majority of US scientists I do understand the wisdom of not betting the future on a single technology. --------------------------------------------- A related thought. Many of nuclear power’s risks can and should be substantially reduced ... ... limitin...
by Kim OHara
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety
Replies: 344
Views: 34035

Re: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety

Speaking of blinkered vision ... this chart is from the same Lazard report.

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Would you care to apply your microscope to the purple line, Leeuw, especially the bit towards the right of the chart?

:popcorn:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Loneliness
Replies: 11
Views: 195

Re: Loneliness

Much the same here in Australia. The number of single-person households is a giveaway: It seems that more people are choosing to live alone. I don't see a direct correlation between living alone and loneliness. Not everyone who lives alone does so by choice. Not everyone who lives alone will be lon...
by Kim OHara
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Loneliness
Replies: 11
Views: 195

Re: Loneliness

Much the same here in Australia. The number of single-person households is a giveaway: The Census aims to count every dwelling in the country. A dwelling is ‘any structure which is intended to have people in it, and is habitable on Census night’. For 2016, we counted almost 10 million dwellings. Whi...
by Kim OHara
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety
Replies: 344
Views: 34035

Re: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety

... Admit it Chucky, you are comparing apples and oranges. ... When you resort to disparaging me by nick-naming me, it looks like you're getting desperate. :toilet: But really, a few shotgun blasts of one-sided and barely-relevant comments aren't worth arguing about so I will just go ahead and comp...
by Kim OHara
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Changes in attitudes towards global warming
Replies: 117
Views: 3736

Re: Changes in attitudes towards global warming

Mostly for fun - Extreme Winter Weather: Climate Quiz Take our quiz to test your knowledge about extreme winter weather and climate change. Extreme weather hit cities and towns along the eastern and southern US this January, with snow and ice in places not accustomed to dealing with it, frigid tempe...
by Kim OHara
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety
Replies: 344
Views: 34035

Re: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety

The environmental costs of fracking have just been shown to be higher than thought - viewtopic.php?f=54&t=18897&p=453536#p453536

:namaste:
Kim