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by Kim OHara
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 123456

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

Seasonal Hurricane Predictions - 2018 Season The Atlantic Hurricane season of 2018 began June 1 http://www.bsc.es/seasonalhurricanepredictions# Scroll down to see 20 different hurricane predictions from universities, government agencies and private entities. Now we wait a year. You can wait as long...
by Kim OHara
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Dictionary.com is dumb and dishonest
Replies: 35
Views: 941

Re: Dictionary.com is dumb and dishonest

I'm sure some people are still outraged by the modern usage of gay and decimate ... :jumping: The first of these is actually a real problem for any primary-school teacher wanting to introduce students to older fiction - even from Enid Blyton's era - and it's an example of a constant churn of words ...
by Kim OHara
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: When racial division is the subtext of everything...
Replies: 22
Views: 655

Re: When racial division is the subtext of everything...

... The upshot of it all is that hopefully identity politics is in a death spiral (which IMO started in 2015, when we hit peak SJW) and that this is merely the panicked last gasp of those media talking heads and political elites who were on the identity bandwagon. I guess that since they still have...
by Kim OHara
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Dictionary.com is dumb and dishonest
Replies: 35
Views: 941

Re: Dictionary.com is dumb and dishonest

Yeah. The Oxford Dictionary got criticised for adding modern usage as well... 😎 https://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/10240917/Uproar-as-OED-includes-erroneous-use-of-literally.html Mike :thanks: I've just shared that to word-conscious friends and I'm looking forward to some outraged responses. :to...
by Kim OHara
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: HHDL on Interdialog Between Theravadin & Tibetan Buddhists
Replies: 10
Views: 517

Re: HHDL on Interdialog Between Theravadin & Tibetan Buddhists

HHDL's life journey has been utterly amazing, awe-inspiring - and I don't say that sort of thing about many people at all! Memo to self: must find time to watch Kundun again. I listen to the soundtrack pretty often (it's great, too) but have only seen the movie once. https://youtu.be/cFm8oP9c9Hs htt...
by Kim OHara
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 123456

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

If we did a poll I wonder how western Buddhists would answer this question: True or false. There is a strong consensus among scientists that as a consequence of anthropogenic climate change we will see more tropical cyclones (hurricanes). My hypothesis is that a majority would answer true. Whereas ...
by Kim OHara
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums
Replies: 95
Views: 3040

Re: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums

The only world that matters is the world inside your mind, trying to fix the world outside your mind is like trying to stop the flow of the ocean. You have no control. The dhammapadda says in conquering your mind you conquer the world. Politics is a waste of time, there were problems 3000 years ago...
by Kim OHara
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 123456

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

Anyone here live on the coast? Anywhere near the tropics? Other than me, that is? Does global warming make tropical cyclones stronger? Filed under: Climate Science Hurricanes Oceans — stefan @ 30 May 2018 By Stefan Rahmstorf, Kerry Emanuel, Mike Mann and Jim Kossin Friday marks the official start of...
by Kim OHara
Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums
Replies: 95
Views: 3040

Re: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums

I don't read the announcements sub-forum very often and i just came across this. I am only a user of this website and i do it for free, thanks for the generosity of those who support and manage the forum both financially and in terms of time and effort. I usually enjoy reading topics and to partici...
by Kim OHara
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Dhammawheel is not growing - because it has zero SEO
Replies: 61
Views: 1986

Re: Dhammawheel is not growing - because it has zero SEO

Could the search algorithm vary for different countries? My google for Buddhist forum returned Dharma Wheel as no 5 and Dhamma Wheel as no 7. Yes, it depends on your location, and can also depend on your interests, especially if you use a lot of google services... Best to test with a browser where ...
by Kim OHara
Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Dhammawheel is not growing - because it has zero SEO
Replies: 61
Views: 1986

Re: Dhammawheel is not growing - because it has zero SEO

I use DuckDuckGo for searches and got the same (lack of) results for "buddhist forum" but the site was high on the list for "theravada buddhist forum". "online buddhist forum" got me a few blasts from the past - references to e-sangha and Ed Ng's "Cultural Studies and Matters of Faith: The Case of D...
by Kim OHara
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Changes in attitudes towards global warming
Replies: 183
Views: 10858

Re: Changes in attitudes towards global warming

On the other hand - A lawsuit filed in March by the Southern Environmental Law Center and Environmental Defense Fund has revealed new levels of coordination between Scott Pruitt's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the climate science-denying think tank the Heartland Institute. The EPA had re...
by Kim OHara
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Changes in attitudes towards global warming
Replies: 183
Views: 10858

Re: Changes in attitudes towards global warming

An overview of the state of play on the first anniversary of Trump's withdrawal from the Paris agreement - What’s happened since Trump’s Paris climate announcement a year ago? The world is moving forward with climate action, but it still might not be enough. ... Trump’s decision to withdraw the Unit...
by Kim OHara
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums
Replies: 95
Views: 3040

Re: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums

Oh God... :? :lol: Having said that, the meaning of the word snowflake as shorthand for "special snowflake", as shorthand for "someone who sees themselves as precious, unique and special in every way, and needing to be accommodated and pandered to by others in every unique way imaginable" has drift...
by Kim OHara
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums
Replies: 95
Views: 3040

Re: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums

This turned up on my FB feed today. It doesn't represent my position, of course, but it does seem relevant.

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Kim