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Be prepared

Post by Individual » Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:19 pm

The present crisis in the Middle East is similar to the conditions of WW1... So WW3 could be right around the door. Stock up on supplies. Also, if WW2 is as bad as WW4, make sure you have a means of traveling in case you're in the country where people are being put into death camps.
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Re: Be prepared

Post by Aloka » Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:50 pm

Huh ? Are you perhaps overreacting , Individual ?

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Ben
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Re: Be prepared

Post by Ben » Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:57 pm

I agree Individual.
JCSuperstar's untimely and sudden passing was a prescient reminder that death or disability can come at any time.
We should be preparing or our own death or disability.

Every moment as a human being is precious - do not waste your time.
kind regards

Ben
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Be prepared

Post by MJH » Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:01 pm

Uhh... not to make light of the current situation in the middle east. But WWI was started because of the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary. And numerous political alliances that drew the various European powers into conflict. So I don't really see the parallels.

I also don't think we need to worry about WWIII. That was much closer back in the "good ol' days" of the cold war. What we're seeing now is people of oppressive regimes rising up to try and take control over their own destiny. I think we should just hope for the loss of life to be as small as possible.

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Re: Be prepared

Post by Traveler » Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:21 pm

I try to stay away from politics but I do agree that nothing good will come from this worldwide protest. I think there's a bigger agenda at work here that's extremly dangerous.

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Re: Be prepared

Post by adosa » Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:40 pm

Traveler wrote:I try to stay away from politics but I do agree that nothing good will come from this worldwide protest. I think there's a bigger agenda at work here that's extremly dangerous.

Really? A grassroots movement to jettison brutal despots and you see nothing good coming from it? I'm actually optimistic that the people of these nations are going to finally taste freedom and with that the peace that comes with it. Of course the process won't be without growing pains but was there anything beneficial in the reign of Mubarak or Gaddafi?

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Re: Be prepared

Post by tiltbillings » Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:00 am

Here, pick-a-fear to fret over:

http://armageddononline.tripod.com/volcano.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
>> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<< -- Proverbs 26:12

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

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Re: Be prepared

Post by Ben » Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:58 am

tiltbillings wrote:Here, pick-a-fear to fret over:

http://armageddononline.tripod.com/volcano.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Ignorance reigns supreme.
Just check this out:

http://www.theage.com.au/technology/tec ... 1b68y.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Be prepared

Post by tiltbillings » Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:57 am

Ben wrote:
tiltbillings wrote:Here, pick-a-fear to fret over:

http://armageddononline.tripod.com/volcano.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Ignorance reigns supreme.
Just check this out:

http://www.theage.com.au/technology/tec ... 1b68y.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
And there is this:

http://www.actupny.org/YELL/falwell.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
>> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<< -- Proverbs 26:12

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” HPatDH p.723

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Re: Be prepared

Post by plwk » Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:59 am

Worry abt your own world war within first...

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Re: Be prepared

Post by Euclid » Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:29 am

tiltbillings wrote: And there is this:

http://www.actupny.org/YELL/falwell.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Ah yes, our good friend Jerry Falwell. To quote Christopher Hitchens: If you gave Falwell an enema he could be buried in a matchbox

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