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by Kim OHara
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why are you practising Buddhism?
Replies: 26
Views: 532

Re: Why are you practising Buddhism?

I started off practising to try and improve myself, to be an easier person to live with, and to find some peace. Me too, although not in quite the same order. :smile: They are still my main reasons, and are now in your order :twothumbsup: but I have added "to help others" (the bodhisattva aspiratio...
by Kim OHara
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Should restaraunts with religious owners be shunned?
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Re: Should restaraunts with religious owners be shunned?

:goodpost: When anyone makes their religious or political views part of a commercial transaction, the other party to the transaction is forced to do the same - or go elsewhere for goods (if they're the buyer) or customers (if they're the merchant). Personally, I won't buy from a place like that unle...
by Kim OHara
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Should restaraunts with religious owners be shunned?
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Re: Should restaraunts with religious owners be shunned?

Speaking of infiltration ... I'm pretty sure your linked site infiltrated a junky pop-up ad window onto my desktop.
That's not a sign of a reliable news site.

:thinking:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1458
Views: 108376

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

Meanwhile, in a political universe far, far from sanity ... Turnbull’s brown coal hydrogen horror show: $500m for 3 tonnes By Giles Parkinson on 12 April 2018 Australia’s Victoria and federal governments have promised to pump $50 million each into a near $496 million project to gassify brown coal in...
by Kim OHara
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1458
Views: 108376

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

This new technique which apparently can be used with all solar cell types (not sure) will increase their output by about 20%.....and is said to be inexpensive and lends to mass production techniques: https://phys.org/news/2018-04-psst-gallery-boosts-solar-cells.html?utm_source=menu&utm_medium=link&...
by Kim OHara
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1458
Views: 108376

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

It looks like those who say the thing can't be done should just get out of the way of those doing it: Portugal reaches 100% renewables, ends fossil fuel subsidies Portugal’s renewable energy sources generated enough power to exceed total grid demand across the month of March, a new report has found,...
by Kim OHara
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The End Of The World is coming... again!
Replies: 5
Views: 226

Re: The End Of The World is coming... again!

SarathW wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:44 am
In regard to 666, I thought you can manipulate (using computer programmes) anything to get 666.
:shrug:
You don't even need computer programmes. People managed to do it for nearly 2000 years before computers were invented.

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: thought experiment: what if (now extinct) hominids lived among us
Replies: 25
Views: 514

Re: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.

A much more interesting thought-experiment, perhaps for another topic or perhaps okay in this one is: What IF: What if there were still neanderthals, Denisovans, homo habilis, and other (now extinct) early human (hominid) species on earth with clear differences from Sapiens in strength, size, intel...
by Kim OHara
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Indians converting to Buddhism as political protest
Replies: 11
Views: 159

Indians converting to Buddhism as political protest

Converting to Buddhism as a Form of Political Protest SHIRASGAON, India—More than 500 low-caste Hindus filled the Veera Maidan, an open field at the edge of a dusty Maharashtra village, on a recent Sunday night. Neighbors openly gawked from porches as the throngs of people filed in, many dressed in...
by Kim OHara
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Politics is boring
Replies: 11
Views: 217

Re: Politics is boring

Participating in the political process doesn't help in the search for personal peace, comfort or enlightenment, true, but failure to engage is a failure to put universal compassion into action - and how good is our practice if it is only directed to selfish ends? “The only thing necessary for the tr...
by Kim OHara
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Pretty pictures
Replies: 63
Views: 1872

Re: Pretty pictures

:heart:

:thanks:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Changes in attitudes towards global warming
Replies: 152
Views: 6457

Re: Changes in attitudes towards global warming

Wall Street Journal https://www.wsj.com/articles/climate-alarmists-may-inherit-the-wind-1522605526 They likened a courtroom ‘tutorial’ to the Scopes Monkey Trial. But their side got schooled. [​IMG] Illustration: Phil Foster By Phelim McAleer April 1, 2018 1:58 p.m. ET San Francisco Five American o...
by Kim OHara
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Constant lack of energy
Replies: 44
Views: 840

Re: Constant lack of energy

Meezer77 wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:17 pm
http://russia-now.com/wp-content/upload ... icture.jpg

That's me some days
:rofl:

:twothumbsup:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Constant lack of energy
Replies: 44
Views: 840

Re: Constant lack of energy

:smile: I'm not sure if either of you need this now but I will just leave this here for you ... THE Camel's hump is an ugly lump Which well you may see at the Zoo; But uglier yet is the hump we get From having too little to do. Kiddies and grown-ups too-oo-oo, If we haven't enough to do-oo-oo, We ge...
by Kim OHara
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Changes in attitudes towards global warming
Replies: 152
Views: 6457

Re: Changes in attitudes towards global warming

There's some science in this but it's mainly about a change of heart ... Imagine walking away from a promising and well-paying career as a geoscientist in the fossil fuel industry to join the fight against climate change. That's what Dimitri Lafleur did. He started working for Shell in his home coun...
by Kim OHara
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Constant lack of energy
Replies: 44
Views: 840

Re: Constant lack of energy

For the last few months or so I've been feeling really sluggish, with low energy and am finding it hard to get the motivation to do even simple things. I think a lot of it is due to the lack of sunlight where I'm from as when I go abroad to somewhere sunny I feel like a different person. I don't th...
by Kim OHara
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2017
Replies: 531
Views: 21711

Re: POTUS 2017

Justsit wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:04 pm
It seems to me that Trump is attempting to run the government the same way he runs a corporation; he acts like the CEO of America, Inc. rather than a US President. ...
What a serendipitous intro to a fb meme I was already planning to post here!
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:thinking:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2017
Replies: 531
Views: 21711

Re: POTUS 2017

A bit of perspective, i.e. fleeing the Nazis in childhood, apparently discourages optimism about Trump and co. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright describes herself as an "optimist who worries a lot." And lately, it seems, there has been much to worry about. Albright's new book, Fascism: A ...
by Kim OHara
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Them old BP Blues
Replies: 80
Views: 8529

Re: Them old BP Blues

Can't help necro-ing this thread - sorry - but you will see why. BP claims an oil spill off Australia's coast would be a 'welcome boost' to local economies By Nicole Hasham 6 April 2018 — 2:36pm Coastal towns would benefit from an oil spill in the pristine Great Australian Bight because the clean up...
by Kim OHara
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Creating a Practice When Life is Hard
Replies: 25
Views: 616

Re: Creating a Practice When Life is Hard

Very interesting article with a number of very specific useful suggestions. ... I thought so. Clearly she's coming from a fairly secular mindfulness background, but I do find it helpful to discuss/read some of these issues from people who have been struggling with such issues in their lives. I'm gl...