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by chownah
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Let's discuss Mount Sineru!
Replies: 29
Views: 292

Re: Let's discuss Mount Sineru!

Mount everest is 8,848 meters in height (above sea level)....and if mount sineru was/is as tall as mount everest and it measured 84,000 yojanas above the level of the sea that surrounds it then a yojana would be about 10 cm. A yojana of 10 cm. does not make sense. Just look at this jataka tale excer...
by chownah
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Let's discuss Mount Sineru!
Replies: 29
Views: 292

Re: Let's discuss Mount Sineru!

I think that there are things that are correctly called "mythological". How does one come to the conclusion that something is "mythological". chownah One establishes beyond doubt that it is impossible, it cannot happen, that it is a myth. In this case one would have to disprove the Explorer claims,...
by chownah
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Let's discuss Mount Sineru!
Replies: 29
Views: 292

Re: Let's discuss Mount Sineru!

I think that there are things that are correctly called "mythological". How does one come to the conclusion that something is "mythological".
chownah
by chownah
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Let's discuss Mount Sineru!
Replies: 29
Views: 292

Re: Let's discuss Mount Sineru!

Sineru is mythology.
chownah
by chownah
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 465
Views: 15637

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

Do russian citizens have the right to free speech in america?
chownah
by chownah
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Hillary gave Away all our Uranium!
Replies: 14
Views: 224

Re: Hillary gave Away all our Uranium!

Innocent until proven guilty....indictment is not proof of guilt.
chownah
by chownah
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: How will you conceive the world in thirty years?
Replies: 35
Views: 380

Re: How will you conceive the world in thirty years?

IN 30 years the soil in my organic farm and my farming knowledge will be so great that to plant all I will have to do is throw the seeds out and they will already be sprouting before they hit the ground.
chownah
by chownah
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: How to protect a country without building up a military?
Replies: 17
Views: 165

Re: How to protect a country without building up a military?

The only way is for one country to rule the entire world......it would still require a hefty police force however.
chownah
by chownah
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Hillary gave Away all our Uranium!
Replies: 14
Views: 224

Re: Hillary gave Away all our Uranium!

Seems like many people here don't realize that the original post was one with alan's tongue firmly planted in his cheek.
chownah
by chownah
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1390
Views: 100131

Re: Solar Power: The Case for Tempered Optimism

These people want to convince us that other emissions reduction technologies—such as advanced nuclear, CO2 capture and sequestration, or geoengineering—can be safely taken off the table. Given societies inability to detect the dangers of the warming of the earth in the form of climate change I thin...
by chownah
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump - One Year
Replies: 142
Views: 1954

Re: Trump - One Year

Greetings Chownah, It's simply incongruous with actual events, IMO. But if you wish to attribute such motives, I am not going to stop you, and I'm certainly not going to bother arguing with you about it. Metta, Paul. :) First of all I am not attributing motives...I am looking for motives...and havi...
by chownah
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump - One Year
Replies: 142
Views: 1954

Re: Trump - One Year

Greetings, Sounds like you think that trump has some great goal in mind. Well, yes, to Drain The Swamp in Washington DC. Drain the swamp seems to be another trump lie....just like his statements that the tax reform would not benefit him...... Here's an article about the state of the swamp: The ‘swa...
by chownah
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump - One Year
Replies: 142
Views: 1954

Re: Trump - One Year

Yeah, that picture is great one and it is appropriate (I think) to have that excerpt as a title to that picture.....we can all ponder whether the person in the picture is an example of the excerpt or not..... Do you think that in posting that picture you are trying to reveal another person's bad po...
by chownah
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump - One Year
Replies: 142
Views: 1954

Re: Trump - One Year

"There is the case where a person of no integrity, when unasked, reveals another person's bad points, to say nothing of when asked. Furthermore, when asked, when pressed with questions, he is one who speaks of another person's bad points in full & in detail, without omission, without holding back. ...
by chownah
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Digital Money
Replies: 31
Views: 432

Re: Digital Money

Bitcoin is also an independent monetary and wealth storage system. I think it is wrong to think of bitcoin as being a wealth storage system....assuming that "bitcoin" here is being used to mean "a particular implementation of blockchain technology". In blockchain nothing is phycically stored except...
by chownah
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump - One Year
Replies: 142
Views: 1954

Re: Trump - One Year

Not to mention Trump's raging ego; how Buddhist is that?? I think the most valid way to view trump as informed by the suttas is by using: AN 4.73 Sappurisa Sutta: A Person of Integrity translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu I'm posting the entire sutta here....I think that for a buddhist fo...
by chownah
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump - One Year
Replies: 142
Views: 1954

Re: Trump - One Year

Pseudobabble wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:56 am
pulga wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:35 pm
When he views the parade I'd love the President to trick himself out in khaki or camouflage, if only to scare the beejeemees out of his critics.
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Reality check:
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chownah
by chownah
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump - One Year
Replies: 142
Views: 1954

Re: Trump - One Year

Greetings Chownah, Absolutely he trolls them for strategic advantage...absolutely he does that. Any lie that gives him strategic advantage will be told. No, I never said he does it through lies. I know you didn't say that.....you said that he trolls them for strategic advantage I think. I said that...
by chownah
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1390
Views: 100131

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

No mention of electrical storage or what their plans are for power during non-peak solar hours. If you read the other link (the one under the link you quote from) you would see that during non-peak solar hours they can use hydro.....hydro usually is very good at being able to be ramped up and down ...
by chownah
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump - One Year
Replies: 142
Views: 1954

Re: Trump - One Year

- Trump trolls them for strategic advantage, using their own aversion-filled mental rigidity about Trump against them... luring them into holding and advocating for increasingly extreme and deranged positions. :goodpost: Absolutely he trolls them for strategic advantage...absolutely he does that. A...