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by Kim OHara
Sun May 27, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Can I have The Lounge removed from my feed & view?
Replies: 7
Views: 85

Re: Can I have The Lounge removed from my feed & view?

You may have to force the page to reload, or even to empty your browser cache, before Retro's changes take effect.

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Sun May 27, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1511
Views: 113002

Re: Marine invertebrate migrations trace climate change over 450 million years

The natural history of the earth has long been a study of climate change. That is also true for anthropology, archaeology and history. Awareness of the impact of changes of climate has been a part of these fields for 100 years and more. Traces of responses to past climate change can give us an indi...
by Kim OHara
Sat May 26, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW
Replies: 71
Views: 762

Re: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW

dharma dharma dharma DhaMMa. This is a Theravada forum. ... in English with some Pali and Sanskrit and occasionally other languages. Dharma and dhamma are the same word - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dharma#Buddhism - but dharma is the spelling I learned first and it still comes most naturally to ...
by Kim OHara
Sat May 26, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1511
Views: 113002

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

You wanted data ... https://science2017.globalchange.gov/ Ironic that ad hominem arguments, snark and innuendo directed against others followed by a series of unsupported claims in one post -- including claims that others are boring and cherry pick -- is followed by dumping a entire report in the l...
by Kim OHara
Sat May 26, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW
Replies: 71
Views: 762

Re: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW

This is going to be a long post (sorry) in response to Paul’s post (quoted in part here), his follow-up question, “Just out of interest, were you to be managing a News & Current Events section of a Buddhist forum, what measures would you implement to improve the calibre of discussion, whilst respect...
by Kim OHara
Sat May 26, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1511
Views: 113002

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

by Kim OHara
Sat May 26, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1511
Views: 113002

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

Hydroelectricity isn't without controversy, at least in the Western United States. A Catch 22 Is Ensnaring Hydroelectricity And Salmon In The Northwest Removal of Klamath Dams Would Be Largest River Restoration in U.S. History Here, too. But every power source has its drawbacks, its adverse impacts...
by Kim OHara
Fri May 25, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW
Replies: 71
Views: 762

Re: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW

Option 2 is a :strawman: or :redherring: or something similar since the amount of activity in the area will not change much according to where on the board index it is listed. Other than that, I would just like to say that the current tolerant moderation policy - "Let them fight it out as they like ...
by Kim OHara
Fri May 25, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1511
Views: 113002

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

I'm not going to take the time to answer you point by point, Leeuw2, because I'm sure most people here would simply yawn and move on to something more useful and interesting, but I will say that your data is cherry-picked (and often out of date) and your conclusions are (as usual) far too negative. ...
by Kim OHara
Fri May 25, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Changes in attitudes towards global warming
Replies: 181
Views: 8301

Re: Changes in attitudes towards global warming

The quote below expresses a Right view ... but the practice is missing. If only more western Buddhist "leaders" on climate change were less reckless in their one sided political approach. I agree that awareness of our subjective propensities is the wise approach. But without a more politically, ide...
by Kim OHara
Fri May 25, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism in Cambodia, Laos and Bangladesh
Replies: 7
Views: 128

Re: Buddhism in Cambodia, Laos and Bangladesh

This article showed up today on my usual news site and since we were talking about Cambodia, I thought I would share it ... Meet the 'hero rats' clearing Cambodia's landmines The sun is barely up when Thoeun Theap pulls into a clearing in the thick Cambodian bush with a giant African rat on the seat...
by Kim OHara
Thu May 24, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism in Cambodia, Laos and Bangladesh
Replies: 7
Views: 128

Re: Buddhism in Cambodia, Laos and Bangladesh

I have been lucky enough to visit both Cambodia and Laos in the last few years - only as a tourist and only for a couple of weeks so read my comments with that in mind. Once consequence of the persecution in Cambodia is that it left a big gap between the few monks who survived it, who are now very o...
by Kim OHara
Thu May 24, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1511
Views: 113002

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

On the way to mostly* renewable power - The ongoing debate around whether it’s feasible to have an electric grid running on 100 percent renewable power in the coming decades often misses a key point: many countries and regions are already at or close to 100 percent now. According to data compiled by...
by Kim OHara
Thu May 24, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca
Replies: 103
Views: 1793

Re: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca

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Michael Leunig, one of our best cartoonists and a gentleman well aware of social justice and mental health issues, makes a comment which is completely in line with my own prime reason for rejecting the wedding hoopla.

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Thu May 24, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Changes in attitudes towards global warming
Replies: 181
Views: 8301

Re: Changes in attitudes towards global warming

You're right, of course, but it's an issue which very quickly leads to a problem no-one wants to tackle, i.e., population growth. The two big engines driving us to global environmental collapse are population growth and consumerism. Tackling the first takes us into eugenics and one-chid policies, a...
by Kim OHara
Wed May 23, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Changes in attitudes towards global warming
Replies: 181
Views: 8301

Re: Changes in attitudes towards global warming

Agreed - Schopenhauer was a miserable bloke. His philosophy was therefore wrong. We know that as Buddhists. But can we now get ...
:focus:

:thanks:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Wed May 23, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Changes in attitudes towards global warming
Replies: 181
Views: 8301

Re: Changes in attitudes towards global warming

Wonderful essay from Bhikkhu Bodhi in Tricycle - The Need of the Hour A new vision and scale of values are necessary measures for safeguarding our world. It’s hardly a secret that human recklessness is reaching a critical mass, threatening not only our collective sanity but even our long-term surviv...
by Kim OHara
Wed May 23, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Changes in attitudes towards global warming
Replies: 181
Views: 8301

Re: Changes in attitudes towards global warming

This one is broader than just climate change but is so good that I wanted to share it. The UK government wants to put a price on nature – but that will destroy it George Monbiot The government argues that without a price, the living world is accorded no value, ... https://www.theguardian.com/commen...
by Kim OHara
Tue May 22, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Some Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 474

Re: Some Questions

What is the Akashic field, is it real? I'm watching a programme that talks about the Akashic field, and how it's a repository of information that surrounds us and we can access it via meditation. Apparently, it exists and it's being scientifically researched. Anyone know anything about this? A word...
by Kim OHara
Tue May 22, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca
Replies: 103
Views: 1793

Re: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca

The thread is wandering all over the place at this stage so I can't possibly be OT :tongue: Here's a really good look at the way Meghan was identified, from one of our best journalists, and one who happens to have considerable personal experience of the issue. What race is Meghan Markle? The world h...