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by Kim OHara
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums
Replies: 95
Views: 2377

Re: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums

I meant the more impassioned bits like sad rants about things the Buddha wouldn't really have a hand in discussing ie. gossiping about celebrities, kings, and politicians, or things like starbucks, and America-trashing for fun blather. Embarrassing stuff. Oh wow I check all those boxes .. at least ...
by Kim OHara
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums
Replies: 95
Views: 2377

Re: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums

I meant the more impassioned bits like sad rants about things the Buddha wouldn't really have a hand in discussing ie. gossiping about celebrities, kings, and politicians, or things like starbucks, and America-trashing for fun blather. Embarrassing stuff. Agreed. Bear in mind that some of it wouldn...
by Kim OHara
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 117848

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

Another mitigation technology - replacing rebar with recycled plastic - Plastic for steel: new green idea for the construction sector A new method for replacing steel mesh used in concrete reinforcement with recycled plastic has been developed by engineering firm Fibercon in conjunction with researc...
by Kim OHara
Thu May 31, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Dictionary.com is dumb and dishonest
Replies: 35
Views: 690

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. Assuming ...
by Kim OHara
Thu May 31, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums
Replies: 95
Views: 2377

Re: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums

Will the engaged Buddhism forum be a separate web site? That's strongly implied by, "To complement the highly successful Dhamma Wheel: Theravada and Dharma Wheel: Mahayana & Vajrayana forums, we shall be launching a third Dhamma Wheel forum entitled Dhamma Wheel: Engaged Buddhism," which suggests t...
by Kim OHara
Wed May 30, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Reading Mahayana books
Replies: 36
Views: 914

Re: Reading Mahayana books

Once you have a good foundation, you'll be able to tell what will help you develop the path and what will not. Certain Mahayana practices can help you greatly, but others may be misleading or distracting if your base is primarily Theravadan. I respect Thich Nhat Hanh's teachings on serious practice...
by Kim OHara
Wed May 30, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Dictionary.com is dumb and dishonest
Replies: 35
Views: 690

Re: Dictionary.com is dumb and dishonest

As Noa Ronkin says, Although language is a constant feature of our experience, we are normally unaware of the paradox in the cognitive process: to become knowable all the incoming sensory data must be verbally differentiated, but as such they are mere constructions, mental formations ; nothing just...
by Kim OHara
Wed May 30, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Dictionary.com is dumb and dishonest
Replies: 35
Views: 690

Re: Dictionary.com is dumb and dishonest

Greetings perkele, There's a certain self-assuredness in certain quarters that the frame of reference that they apply to the world is unquestioningly correct. Satipatthana teaches us that the frame of reference applied fundamentally shapes our experience of things. To not recognize that, and to tak...
by Kim OHara
Tue May 29, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 117848

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

P.S. Just saw this on FB - solar-light.jpg The top of the cage is a solar panel. The company which sells them here offers them as stand-alone lights for temporary locations such as construction sites, but in a developing nation they would be all you needed for a permanent network of street lights. ...
by Kim OHara
Tue May 29, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 117848

Re: To those influencing environmental policy but opposed to nuclear power

Any statement from James Hansen has to be treated with respect, but no statement from anyone has to be accepted uncritically. In Nov. 2013 climate scientists James Hansen, Ken Caldeira, Kerry Emanuel and Tom Wigley have released an open letter calling on world leaders to support development of safer...
by Kim OHara
Tue May 29, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 117848

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

P.S. Just saw this on FB - solar-light.jpg The top of the cage is a solar panel. The company which sells them here offers them as stand-alone lights for temporary locations such as construction sites, but in a developing nation they would be all you needed for a permanent network of street lights. A...
by Kim OHara
Tue May 29, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 117848

Re: Coal, Compassion & Carbon Imperialism

The last time I looked on a world bank website I was able to confirm for myself the data which indicated that roughly 1/2 the population of Africa as barely any to zero regular access to electricity. It's challenging to educate children when powering low power laptops is a problem. And even one or ...
by Kim OHara
Mon May 28, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Joke!!! 2.0
Replies: 103
Views: 8583

Re: Joke!!! 2.0

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by Kim OHara
Mon May 28, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Happy Wesak day !
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: Happy Wesak day !

:bow:

:candle: :candle: :candle: :candle: :candle:

:meditate:


:namaste:
by Kim OHara
Mon May 28, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 117848

Re: Electric Subsidies vs. Electricity Produced

Kim is giving us a lesson in what uncritical thinking looks like. Hmm ... starting with an ad-hom. Not promising. Never mind. Here's some critical thinking. FYI: Their selection and interpretation of facts appear to roughly reflect the consensus of scientists and climate scientists. Show us. From a...