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by alan
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.
Replies: 80
Views: 2082

Re: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.

That link did not work. I'll try it again tomorrow morning.
by alan
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.
Replies: 80
Views: 2082

Re: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.

Never heard of that one. Where is it in the Suttas?
by alan
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Should I read "Manual for Insight"?
Replies: 13
Views: 258

Re: Should I read "Manual for Insight"?

No, you should not.
Too difficult to understand for a beginner, and even if you are not, there is no use reading the commentaries. Much better to spend your time on the original teachings.
by alan
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What is Facebook?
Replies: 43
Views: 941

Re: What is Facebook?

I like Facebook. Allows me to post pretty pictures. People like them. What is wrong with that? Only thing I can say is that they used to let me get 3,000 likes, but now only 300. They want me to advertise. I'll do it when I have a calendar to sell. https://www.facebook.com/CoastalPhotographyByAlanHo...
by alan
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.
Replies: 80
Views: 2082

Re: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.

So. I've learned at least one thing from this: There is such a thing called called Bon.
But, I don't care. Because it seems to be completely ridiculous.
Just like the idea that there could be a child lama.

There could not be a Child Lama, right?
In the Suttas, nothing like that was ever said.
by alan
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What is Facebook?
Replies: 43
Views: 941

Re: What is Facebook?

I do love that one, Retro.
by alan
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.
Replies: 105
Views: 1743

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

Yeah, I'm not a Police Dog. I'm a Jazz Cat.
by alan
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.
Replies: 105
Views: 1743

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

Cats are cool. Dogs are dumb. https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https://i.ytimg.com/vi/uEbhzwbvAc0/maxresdefault.jpg&imgrefurl=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v%3DuEbhzwbvAc0&h=720&w=1280&tbnid=Q7GVbti9xArLaM:&tbnh=118&tbnw=211&usg=__uAUexzFMXk2uwD5U6XAbPgmgSJ4%3D&vet=10ahUKEwi8r4CBqbbaAhWDON8KHZNn...
by alan
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.
Replies: 105
Views: 1743

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

When I was in High School the teacher said I was disruptive to the class, and made me get an evaluation.
Turns out, I have a very high IQ. Also, I piss off stupid people. And arrogant. I accept that.

But, don't think of myself as totally smart. Just that normal people are stupid.
by alan
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.
Replies: 105
Views: 1743

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

I think dogs are pretty stupid.
Why the hell would they be able to bark all the time?
Barking all the time:
God dam Stupid.
by alan
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.
Replies: 105
Views: 1743

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

Circle5: The idea that you can measure IQ in animals is ludicrous.
by alan
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.
Replies: 105
Views: 1743

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

As usual, I'm surprised that no one has challenged a statement, but just took it as a fact to be discussed. Hey Circle 5: Can you prove to me that "the average Indian has an IQ of 85, but the average emigrant has an IQ of 114?" That was your basic point. But let me ask you this: How the Hell do you ...
by alan
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.
Replies: 80
Views: 2082

Re: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.

Name the Sutta which says we can be reborn in a place or time or our choice.
Name the one which says it is possible to determine the rebirth place of others.
by alan
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.
Replies: 105
Views: 1743

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

If you get nothing out of this post, yet now dig "Adam Ruins Everything", I will be happy. It's a cult show here in the U.S.
by alan
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Pretty pictures
Replies: 63
Views: 1854

Re: Pretty pictures

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Storm light on the Emerald Coast.
by alan
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.
Replies: 105
Views: 1743

Re: Interesting conversation between Ezra Klein and Sam Harris.

Or, listen to it. You'll have to put up with those American accents. But it is worth your time.
by alan
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.
Replies: 80
Views: 2082

Re: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.

Thank you for proving my point.
by alan
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.
Replies: 105
Views: 1743

Re: Intersting conversation between Ezra Klein and Sam Harris.

Ok, how about this: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.
That might be better.
by alan
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.
Replies: 105
Views: 1743

Re: Intersting conversation between Ezra Klein and Sam Harris.

Feel free to edit my title to make it more in line with what you want. Maybe then more people will be interested.