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by rowboat
Thu Sep 01, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Love and Being a Buddhist Nun
Replies: 6
Views: 1056

Re: Love and Being a Buddhist Nun

Hi, HappyDaphy. There isn't anything to add to Ven. Pesala's wise response to you, so I am writing in the case you are not aware there is a Bhikkuni Sangha in central Canada (near to Ottawa) and I will post a link to their website, as you may wish to speak with the people at Sati Saraniya Hermitage ...
by rowboat
Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 14
Views: 1307

Re: Hello

Hi, and welcome to Dhammawheel, Monkey Gift!

:anjali:
by rowboat
Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1891
Views: 105075

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

The End Of A Republican Party Legend has it that after leveling Carthage in the Third Punic War, Roman army generals ordered that the city’s fields be sown with salt so that they’d lie fallow for years, Roman generals not being particularly well known for their benevolence in victory. Many Republic...
by rowboat
Sun Aug 28, 2016 1:14 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Some towns in France ban burkinis
Replies: 136
Views: 9492

Re: Some towns in France ban burkinis

Modus.Ponens wrote:Rowboat,

Are you sure there is no selective quotation going on? But, since you provided a source, no one is forced to believe a single word I said. The burden of evidence is on me. Be happy with that.
I don't know what you are trying to say.
by rowboat
Sat Aug 27, 2016 11:05 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 120780

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

Just 90 companies are to blame for most climate change, this 'carbon accountant' says Last month, geographer Richard Heede received a subpoena from Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX), chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Smith, a climate change doubte...
by rowboat
Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Some towns in France ban burkinis
Replies: 136
Views: 9492

Re: Some towns in France ban burkinis

When I get on a PC, which should be next friday, I'll look for the links. Looking for them in a cell phne is too tiresome. Meanwhile let me just say I don't trust Al Jazeera any more than I trust Fox News, or RT. Next Friday huh? Presumably you didn't invent your numbers out of thin air. Just tell ...
by rowboat
Sat Aug 27, 2016 3:50 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Some towns in France ban burkinis
Replies: 136
Views: 9492

Re: Some towns in France ban burkinis

After the Paris attack the police raided 160 mosques and in 100 of them found military grade weapons like AK47, grenades, explosives, rocket launchers, etc. Hi, Modus.Ponens. Do you have a reliable source for this claim that "weapons were discovered in 100 mosques"? All I have managed to turn up is...
by rowboat
Mon Aug 22, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Plants ~ Borderline Beings?
Replies: 206
Views: 14268

Re: Plants ~ Borderline Beings?

I have recently been studying Fungi, which are neither plants nor animals. They consume both plants and animals, some decomposing them, while others enter into a symbiotic relationship with both animals and plants exchanging needed nutrients. Interestingly, various fungi are now known to act as the...
by rowboat
Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:27 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 120780

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

Hi Ron, Kim. Kim is correct - thank-you for clarifying.

:anjali:

Source/Nasa: Article, map, references, further reading
by rowboat
Sun Aug 21, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 120780

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

http://eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/88000/88607/monthlyanoms_gis_201607.gif Edited for clarity/source "The animated figure above shows global temperature anomalies for every month since 1880, a result of the Modern-Era Retrospective analysis for Research and Applications, version 2 (M...
by rowboat
Sun Aug 21, 2016 4:58 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Corporate mindfulness is bullsh*t
Replies: 44
Views: 4543

Re: Corporate mindfulness is bullsh*t

With corporate power, individuals are powerless. Corporations are just a bunch of individuals who have learned to cooperate within a particular structure. Corporations derive their power from the individuals who agree to work within that structure. Individuals who do not actively enter into agreeme...
by rowboat
Sun Aug 21, 2016 3:25 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Corporate mindfulness is bullsh*t
Replies: 44
Views: 4543

Re: Corporate mindfulness is bullsh*t

With corporate power, individuals are powerless. It all depends on where the individual is attempting to stand. If you find yourself in their game, with their rules, you will most definitely lose. (Unless, of course, your performance is a tryout - in that case you will be recruited if you put forth...
by rowboat
Sat Aug 20, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Corporate mindfulness is bullsh*t
Replies: 44
Views: 4543

Re: Corporate mindfulness is bullsh*t

Good post, chownah. Always refreshing to see accountability discussed on the individual level - seems borderline taboo these days unfortunately. I think the opposite is true. In the last two decades environmental discourse has veered sharply from strengthening industrial pollution regulation in fav...
by rowboat
Sat Aug 20, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Joke!!!
Replies: 593
Views: 95307

Re: Joke!!!

I love waking up to the sound of birds arguing with their spouses. - Conan O'Brien
:rofl: