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by Kim OHara
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are we nouns or verbs?
Replies: 8
Views: 91

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: 87

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

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Kim
by Kim OHara
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety
Replies: 343
Views: 33959

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: 8
Views: 91

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: 5
Views: 58

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: 343
Views: 33959

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: 1348
Views: 97351

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: 343
Views: 33959

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: 343
Views: 33959

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: 173

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: 173

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: 343
Views: 33959

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: 3702

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: 343
Views: 33959

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
by Kim OHara
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1348
Views: 97351

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

Back to detail stuff. :tongue: Over the past few years, natural gas has become the primary fuel that America uses to generate electricity, displacing the long-time king of fossil fuels, coal. In 2019, more than a third of America's electrical supply will come from natural gas, with coal falling to a...
by Kim OHara
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Joke!!! 2.0
Replies: 82
Views: 3633

Re: Joke!!! 2.0

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by Kim OHara
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which is the most important precept to get right for the Noble Path?
Replies: 28
Views: 304

Re: Which is the most important precept to get right for the Noble Path?

Greetings, I selected lying, because Dhamma is the truth, and lying and falsehood is the polar opposite of the truth. Yes, all the others are bad, and are manifestations of ignorance, greed, and aversion... but since lying takes you in the polar opposite direction to the Dhamma, lying and a lack of...
by Kim OHara
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1348
Views: 97351

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

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Credit where it's due: https://www.facebook.com/MichaelLeunig ... ationPage/
by Kim OHara
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 151
Views: 2102

Re: Diversity among mods

:thanks: