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by perkele
Thu May 31, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Dictionary.com is dumb and dishonest
Replies: 35
Views: 621

Re: Dictionary.com is dumb and dishonest

the Dude's wisdom: :goodpost: Actually I am sorry that this may have come off as dismissive in a condescending way. What I meant is: I have no deeper reasoning to discuss, but just an opinion. That's all. I am just too fond of making silly jokes. It's an unwholesome habit that I probably should kee...
by perkele
Wed May 30, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Dictionary.com is dumb and dishonest
Replies: 35
Views: 621

Re: Dictionary.com is dumb and dishonest

And a dictionary compiled by a team of academics is smart and honest, and authoritative? Why -- can you justify your reasoning here? That's not my reasoning. So, no, I can't. I also would have assumed that there is probably a team of academics working for dictionary.com. But I'm not sure. As I said...
by perkele
Tue May 29, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Off-topic musings on: Dealing with break ups
Replies: 58
Views: 791

Re: Dealing with break ups

I don't think it is a justifiable buddhist position to say that avoiding sexual relations with others, but habitually masturbating instead, is better than to engage in faithful sexual relations. And certainly it is not a mode of brahmacariya. easily justifiable -less entaglement -does not involve a...
by perkele
Tue May 29, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Dictionary.com is dumb and dishonest
Replies: 35
Views: 621

Dictionary.com is dumb and dishonest

Not sure if maybe better suited for the Lounge, but it's slightly political. From Twitter: The words "mansplain" and "manspread" are hate speech yet I see so many people who oppose hate speech using these words. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hate_speech Well, actually, mansplaining refers to the practice of...
by perkele
Tue May 29, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Off-topic musings on: Dealing with break ups
Replies: 58
Views: 791

Re: Dealing with break ups

Not really wanting to harp on this much, but as a word of advice: I think dictionary.com should not be accepted as an authority on the definition of English words. They are often very inaccurate, discard established conventional meanings in favour of dumbed-down retard newspeak. I'd rather recommend...
by perkele
Wed May 23, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Anyone here wearing contact lenses?
Replies: 7
Views: 130

Re: Anyone here wearing contact lenses?

be sure you haven't put them on inside out....they should not pop slide and move when you put them on with the correct side to your eye.... :roll: Thanks. Yes, that was another thing I had to learn. :o Figured it out after two days. :P (Update: Eye drops seem to be helping so far. More than four ho...
by perkele
Wed May 23, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Anyone here wearing contact lenses?
Replies: 7
Views: 130

Re: Anyone here wearing contact lenses?

Thanks for all the replies! I've worn contacts for about 10 years now, only the soft kind. I now use dailies, which I prefer and never have had problems with. Buying contact lenses "over-the-counter" is definitely a bad idea. A licensed eye doctor needs to prescribe them so that they can get the bes...
by perkele
Wed May 23, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Anyone here wearing contact lenses?
Replies: 7
Views: 130

Anyone here wearing contact lenses?

Hello! I'm having trouble with my eyes and coming to ask here as a last resort. I am quite strongly short-sighted (-3.25 dpt on the left, -3.75 dpt on the right). I just broke my glasses a few days ago and now I have to wait at least one more week before I get new ones. So I bought off-the-shelf con...
by perkele
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: retro, here
Replies: 7
Views: 517

Re: retro, here

well, at some point i would like to have those posts edited, they are only a few. and i hope that i will be given the chance to submit the proper texts and images instead of them just deleting the portions of the posts Yes, the inability to edit old posts has its drawbacks. And it may seem too cumb...
by perkele
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: retro, here
Replies: 7
Views: 517

Re: retro, here

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/39137427/fb-and-linkedin-apis-are-not-working-in-private-window-mode-ff This is almost two years old, but I suppose it won't have changed. Firefox considers the Facebook JS SDK to be a “tracker” script – justifiably so IMHO, because we’ve all read how much data F...
by perkele
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)
Replies: 109
Views: 3066

Re: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)

He is going through the same process as with North Korea. Remember the "Fire and fury"? Remember the "I hope we can be friends some day"? Yes. See what direction NK/US relations are going now? I actually don't. Expect to see the same with Russia. Hmm... Relax, it's all going to be okay. (Except for...
by perkele
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If _you_ don't believe in rebirth, can _you_ be reborn?
Replies: 54
Views: 1001

Re: If _you_ don't believe in rebirth, can _you_ be reborn?

everything seems set up and intentional otherwise a Buddha is a lucky accident I don't think it's accidental the planes of existence for example Beings are heirs to their kamma (intention), according to the Dhamma. What you say seems to accord with that. However, it seemed that your first statement...
by perkele
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If _you_ don't believe in rebirth, can _you_ be reborn?
Replies: 54
Views: 1001

Re: If _you_ don't believe in rebirth, can _you_ be reborn?

in heaven and hell, those people remember their previous life In many stories from the Pali canon that is the case. But not always. There is the case of "the Great Brahma" who was the first who came to inhabit the empty Brahma heaven after the "rebirth" of the "world system", and hence was deluded ...
by perkele
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)
Replies: 109
Views: 3066

Re: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)

retrofuturist wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:33 pm
Greetings,

The Art of the Deal...



Metta,
Paul. :)
What is the deal here?

I seriously do not understand.
by perkele
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)
Replies: 109
Views: 3066

Re: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)

The UK and France are also involved in this punitive action. Just like people, from time to time it’s necessary to awaken lesser global states such as Russia and Syria with an action that asserts the true reality. Please explain. 1. What "true reality" should the "lesser global state" (what the hec...