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by Potato
Sun Oct 31, 2010 7:26 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Make my dinner!
Replies: 35
Views: 5083

Re: Make my dinner!

alan wrote:Potato: Sounds delicious! Thanks for the recipe.
Brown rice would obviously be better.
You're welcome!
Yes, but many new cooks I have known find brown rice intimidating, and white rice also meets Individual's time requirement. :)
by Potato
Sun Oct 31, 2010 7:09 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: American Politics
Replies: 89
Views: 6550

Re: American Politics

Their is a third party, the Tea Party, with is pushing the Republicans, driving them further to the right, but behind them are Republicans who are using the Tea Party's fear and racism to push their agenda of deregulation of big business. It is like two snakes eating each other. It is only going to...
by Potato
Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:58 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: This election: DON'T VOTE
Replies: 58
Views: 4666

Re: This election: DON'T VOTE

Hmmm, in the UK the turnout is pretty bad at 65.1% [http://www.ukpolitical.info/Turnout45.htm]. "Stupid people shouldn't vote"? :( How sad. Half the population has an IQ of 100 or below*, and everybody had the right to have their opinion heard in a democracy. I didn't even know there was an electio...
by Potato
Sun Oct 24, 2010 7:14 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Make my dinner!
Replies: 35
Views: 5083

Re: Make my dinner!

Quick Chana Masala 1 15-oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1 15-oz can diced tomatoes, with their juice 1 medium onion, diced 1 small can mushrooms, drained and rinsed (optional) 2 tsp garam masala (curry powder will work, but garam masala is better) 1-2 tsp chili powder or paprika Salt to taste (...
by Potato
Mon Sep 20, 2010 1:04 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Can my cat be reborn as a human being?
Replies: 118
Views: 9532

Re: Can my cat be reborn as a human being?

Perrow, don't restrain your cat. First, due the their physiology, cats must eat meat. So it is in their nature to be predators. Seconds, a cat's brain is about the size of a walnut. Cats don't have the mental capacity to understand that there may be a different way to live. That's what makes human b...
by Potato
Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:44 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Please pray for my friends
Replies: 9
Views: 996

Re: Please pray for my friends

Bill was in surgery for 14 hours on Wednesday. He is doing well now. He is still hooked up to some machines, but he can sit up now and today he ate some soup. Thank you all!
by Potato
Sun Sep 05, 2010 8:00 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Please pray for my friends
Replies: 9
Views: 996

Please pray for my friends

My friends Bill and Suz in Michigan are having a difficult time. Bill will be having open-heart surgery before the end of September. Suz has been on long-term medications which, it turns out, have damaged her kidneys and they are now only at 20% of their normal function. She is now off all her kidne...
by Potato
Sun Aug 08, 2010 7:51 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism and Psychedelics
Replies: 72
Views: 12723

Re: Buddhism and Psychedelics

There are some religions in which psychedelic use is an accepted practice. Buddhism is not one of them. If you want to experiment with such things, that's up to you, but don't try to legitimize such experimentation as arcane Buddhist practice. To do so is to do both yourself and Buddhism a disservic...
by Potato
Sun Aug 08, 2010 7:14 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Effect of brutal or sex videos
Replies: 34
Views: 4007

Re: Effect of brutal or sex videos

Here's one expert who says that porn consumption has caused rape to decrease: http://www.rawstory.com/news/2006/Porn_up_rape_down_0922.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Here's another who says porn consumption has nothing to do with rape: http://news.cnet.com/8301-27083_3-10407102-...
by Potato
Sun Jul 25, 2010 5:23 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Mass panic at loveparade
Replies: 8
Views: 2781

Re: Mass panic at loveparade

The closest I ever came to being in a panic was when a riot broke out in my town after one of the university sports teams won a national championship. I was at work in a third-floor office in a building in the center of the area where the riot broke out and I could see it begin from the office windo...
by Potato
Mon Jul 19, 2010 5:13 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: CLeansing and detox to go deeper
Replies: 20
Views: 2993

Re: CLeansing and detox to go deeper

The master cleanse can actually interfere with the proper functioning of the liver and kidneys. It is not recommended by real doctors.
by Potato
Mon May 24, 2010 1:54 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Extreme Headaches!
Replies: 23
Views: 3818

Re: Extreme Headaches!

Here are some headache remedies which are not necessarily physician-approved, but which give some people relief:

A drop of peppermint oil rubbed on each temple

Pour boiling water on basil and inhale the steam

Put your feet in ice water

I wish your sister luck. Chronic headaches are miserable.
by Potato
Mon May 24, 2010 1:29 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Camp
Replies: 10
Views: 882

Re: Camp

Glad you had such a good time!
by Potato
Mon May 24, 2010 12:47 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Nuts - too much of a good thing?
Replies: 14
Views: 2307

Re: Nuts - too much of a good thing?

Walnuts are a good source of omega-3's for vegetarians.

I like other nuts, but I rarely eat the salted ones from a can. Most of the time I use raw nuts, toast them myself, and add them to various recipes, or add them plain to salads.

Peanuts are not really nuts. They are legumes.
by Potato
Sun May 23, 2010 11:54 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4714
Views: 322409

Re: So I gave vegetarianism a try and..

Every time vegetarianism comes up, the Dalai lama's eating habits are evoked. Maybe in Buddhist circles - outside of it - it seems always to be Hitler! Hitler was not, in fact, vegetarian. His favorite dishes included turtle soup, blood sausage ( http://planetsmilies.net/vomit-smiley-7502.gif ), an...