Search found 2377 matches

by alan
Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:17 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Vault 7 (Wikileaks)
Replies: 44
Views: 1771

Re: Vault 7 (Wikileaks)

She was on a plane, and Bill Clinton was on another plane.They were both delayed. He went to talk to her. So what? Bill Clinton talks to everyone who will put up with him. Everyone knows that. As for James Comey, he was the guy who put out complete B.S. about Hillary. You need to stop reading right ...
by alan
Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1891
Views: 72499

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

"Fox and Friends" is paid propaganda, and everyone on the program are professional liars.
by alan
Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:09 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Vault 7 (Wikileaks)
Replies: 44
Views: 1771

Re: Vault 7 (Wikileaks)

Which means what?
by alan
Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Vault 7 (Wikileaks)
Replies: 44
Views: 1771

Re: Vault 7 (Wikileaks)

What does this have to do with Hillary, or anything else you mentioned?
by alan
Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Vault 7 (Wikileaks)
Replies: 44
Views: 1771

Re: Vault 7 (Wikileaks)

Remind me about that highly compromised fiasco. I must have missed it.
by alan
Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How did you learn to love reading books?
Replies: 62
Views: 1556

Re: How did you learn to love reading books?

You don't "learn' to love reading, you just have it.
Just like a musician loves to play, or an artist loves to create.
Life without books would be worthless for me. But then again, I can't abide small talk, and have no interest in most stuff that fills the minds of ordinary people.
by alan
Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Vault 7 (Wikileaks)
Replies: 44
Views: 1771

Re: Vault 7 (Wikileaks)

The Central Intelligence Agency is collecting intelligence.
Shock, horror.
Was there anything in there proving all those accusations from the right about Hillary?
If they have it, why not release it?
The Clinton foundation is so corrupt? Obama tapped Trump's phone lines?
Hmm. No evidence of that.
by alan
Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1891
Views: 72499

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

Everyone knows that Russian Embassy officials are being watched. Referencing anything from the propaganda show known as "Fox and Friends" is weak, to say the least. Those guys are paid to lie. And for once, I will agree with chowna. If you can't tell the difference between truth and fiction, you are...
by alan
Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Desert Island books religious/secular/mixture
Replies: 43
Views: 1279

Re: Desert Island books religious/secular/mixture

Don't forget your reading glasses!
Also, I'd bring my camera. Because I like to take pretty beach pictures.

https://www.facebook.com/CoastalPhotogr ... =3&theater
by alan
Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1891
Views: 72499

Re: There is such a thing as objective reality.

Should be obvious from my reply. And the headline of my post.
by alan
Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Desert Island books religious/secular/mixture
Replies: 43
Views: 1279

Re: Desert Island books religious/secular/mixture

As far as Dhamma books are concerned--the answer is obvious. Everyone will say the same thing.
But if you are ever stranded on the beach, best place to look is inward. Sit and listen to the waves.
by alan
Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Desert Island books religious/secular/mixture
Replies: 43
Views: 1279

Re: Desert Island books religious/secular/mixture

Aslo, John LeCarre. I'd bring his books.
by alan
Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Desert Island books religious/secular/mixture
Replies: 43
Views: 1279

Re: Desert Island books religious/secular/mixture

You are correct--it's silly.
But have you read Patrick O'Brian? Great stuff.
by alan
Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Desert Island books religious/secular/mixture
Replies: 43
Views: 1279

Re: Desert Island books religious/secular/mixture

But, if I knew I was going to die, I'd bring a gun, and use it on myself.
by alan
Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Desert Island books religious/secular/mixture
Replies: 43
Views: 1279

Re: Desert Island books religious/secular/mixture

If survival is not an issue, the whole thing falls apart.
If I knew I'd stay alive, or be rescued, I'd bring books on edible plants.
by alan
Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Desert Island books religious/secular/mixture
Replies: 43
Views: 1279

Re: Desert Island books religious/secular/mixture

Well ok then, i'd bring the Patrick O'Brian series. Captian Aubrey and Stephen Maturin. Love those guys.
Other books, If I could get them, would be about how to grow edible plants on a deserted--excuse me--desert island.
by alan
Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Desert Island books religious/secular/mixture
Replies: 43
Views: 1279

Re: Desert Island books religious/secular/mixture

If it was a "desert" island, I'd drop all books, and bring as much water as possible. Deserts are dry, you know. Did you mean a "deserted Island"--one with no people, but enough water and food to keep you alive, at least long enough to read books? In that case, I would not bring the Bible, unless I ...
by alan
Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: I want to read the Visuddhimagga but...
Replies: 31
Views: 1280

Re: I want to read the Visuddhimagga but...

There is enough in the original suttas to keep you reading and thinking your whole life. No need to go elsewhere.
by alan
Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1891
Views: 72499

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

Hillary is a decent person and good public servant. She's intelligent and hard working professional who would have been a good President. And yet? We have to put up with fake stories about her. It's expected from the right, but when Bernie people do it, well then that really is stupid. Also, I don't...
by alan
Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1891
Views: 72499

Re: There is such a thing as objective reality.

Oh, don't be ridiculous. Stupid stuff like that pisses me off.