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by Thrasymachus
Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Climate Change: We're Doomed
Replies: 871
Views: 78236

Re: Climate Change: We're Doomed

The techno-utopians are just searching for desperate excuses to avoid owning up to their impact on the world today by imagining in the future some technological singularity will create a "free lunch" so to speak that will allegedly make their audacious lifestyle excusable. But will they still be cre...
by Thrasymachus
Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:00 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Climate Change: We're Doomed
Replies: 871
Views: 78236

Re: Climate Change: We're Doomed

... And then we'd have free, non-polluting energy forever. That would be the worst nightmare imagineable for the earth's living systems. The problem is the mentality of humanity, its social systems and the social order we built. Even if we had an allegedly non-polluting, renewable form of energy, w...
by Thrasymachus
Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:33 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Disparity: People and practice
Replies: 17
Views: 1593

Re: Disparity: People and practice

The Tibetans and their Western supporters have a childish Saint-Bodhisattva image they created out of the Dalai Lama. And the Chinese on the other side have a childish demonization. The truth of the actual man himself, is forever murdered between the two extremes. From the documentary "10 Questions ...
by Thrasymachus
Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Disparity: People and practice
Replies: 17
Views: 1593

Re: Disparity: People and practice

... Once I used to ask people: so, what do you like about (say) HHDL? And after the stock answer (it really is predictable) concerning world peace and being kind and so on, I would ask how they bring this teaching into their daily lives. This would be met by a lot of hostility. I wasn't really tryi...
by Thrasymachus
Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:18 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Lose Belly Fat !!!
Replies: 60
Views: 9454

Re: Lose Belly Fat !!!

@tidathep: If you have concerns about gaining weight you should ignore celebrities and bodybuilders and also the advice of anecdotal nancy type Westerners who are likely overweight(just out of sheer statistics, older Westerners tend to be mostly overweight) but who anyway in this thread give us stro...
by Thrasymachus
Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:39 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who has lived as something other than a worker-consumer?
Replies: 55
Views: 5449

Re: Who has lived as something other than a worker-consumer?

@Qing Tan: I would have more confidence if there actually people living without money or little of it somewhere I was comfortable moving to. Like I said my grandparents were to a large degree self sufficient, but they passed little of those skills onto my mother, and none onto me. I know there are m...
by Thrasymachus
Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:17 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who has lived as something other than a worker-consumer?
Replies: 55
Views: 5449

Re: Who has lived as something other than a worker-consumer?

I just listened to an excellent old episode of John Zerzan's Anarchy Radio Podcast , from 9-07-10 with Gungadin Luhar from the "Coalition Against Work and Civilization" in India, that they thankfully accidentally posted again as new. His most profound observation was: "Do you want to spend your life...
by Thrasymachus
Sun Sep 22, 2013 2:39 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Mental health in the first world
Replies: 14
Views: 2109

Re: Mental health in the first world

This sums it up: http://www.unwelcomeguests.net/images/6/6c/627.jpg @palchi: Are you taking about the urban poor who of course have it horrible? The rural poor who can still eek out a sustenance agricultural existence are often poor materially, but actually much happier. It is when they become "inte...
by Thrasymachus
Sat Sep 21, 2013 3:30 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Lose Belly Fat !!!
Replies: 60
Views: 9454

Re: Lose Belly Fat !!!

@tidathep: Most Thais are likely not rich enough to afford to constantly eat meat and drive their asses around in a huge automobile like the fat, diseased, self entitled people in the Anglosphere and Western Europe. Since most Thais are eating mostly rice, other whole plant foods and often walk and ...
by Thrasymachus
Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:16 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Lose Belly Fat !!!
Replies: 60
Views: 9454

Re: Lose Belly Fat !!!

Total bs, you don't want to live in reality from your posting history on such topics. Even almost all the low-carb, high fat, high animal product gurus promoting that dangerous diet for the environment and human health from the Western Price foundation, the Paleo huckster community, Robert Atkins, B...
by Thrasymachus
Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:56 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Anonymity and Trolling
Replies: 102
Views: 6731

Re: Anonymity and Trolling

Instead of dealing Greg/Dorje's hypothetical example, here is my real example, which actually was ontopic to the forum in general and particular "Advocacy and Safety" subforum. The context was that someone who is at the very least very car-lite was venting that a pickup(probably pretty large, this i...
by Thrasymachus
Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:17 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Anonymity and Trolling
Replies: 102
Views: 6731

Re: Anonymity and Trolling

This is a nonsense discourse for analyzing forums: anonymous people and their trolling. Every forum has an alleged and stated purpose, which is of course always nonsense. Only by participating do you learn its unwritten purpose which the staff will never admit to. Every forum has written rules, whic...
by Thrasymachus
Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who has lived as something other than a worker-consumer?
Replies: 55
Views: 5449

Re: Who has lived as something other than a worker-consumer?

@Dorje/Greg: I am pretty sure according to the two books I read, one from David H. Close another by Mark Mazower, the impression I got was that most of the guerillas actually were given food and supplies by sympathetic fellow villager or simply took it with their guns by force. It may have been diff...
by Thrasymachus
Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:20 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who has lived as something other than a worker-consumer?
Replies: 55
Views: 5449

Re: Who has lived as something other than a worker-consumer?

I have been thinking of my options lately: 1) Watch it all collapse. How long can it take for the next Hurricane Sandy but more powerful? Honestly I want to see all the consumers and workers around me die, including me. Like I said before, none of them ever put anything back in the earth, it is all ...
by Thrasymachus
Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:29 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Lose Belly Fat !!!
Replies: 60
Views: 9454

Re: Lose Belly Fat !!!

Most people have become overweight for one reason: the most expensive, costly, polluting ways of doing things are artificially subsidized. The two main culprits in the case of obesity: 1) The private automobile which is massively subsidized with mostly free parking(except in dense urban areas), road...
by Thrasymachus
Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Dermabond: stitches alternative for wound sealing
Replies: 11
Views: 2588

Re: Dermabond: stitches alternative for wound sealing

Anyway, maybe it is time to give some closure to this thread. Obviously, I never got a tetanus vaccine or filled the prescription for oral antibiotics and I also never get tetanus. Infact I am probably healthier for it as almost all such medical interventions cause more problems than they cure. The ...
by Thrasymachus
Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:34 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who has lived as something other than a worker-consumer?
Replies: 55
Views: 5449

Re: Who has lived as something other than a worker-consumer?

@Kim O'hara: That is a novel, but the writer must have been a great writer as he had good observations. Gabor Mate notes that kids today are messed up and troubled because they are extremely peer oriented, so they take their model of how to act from imperfect beings, their fellow students or other p...
by Thrasymachus
Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:00 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who has lived as something other than a worker-consumer?
Replies: 55
Views: 5449

Re: Who has lived as something other than a worker-consumer?

@Qing Tian: Well if you openly ask people: are you happy? Most people will say yes or pretend they are, especially perhaps because people think honesty will make others avoid them, so they put on a mask to act like everything is fine, when it isn't. However look at my previous post , the average Ame...
by Thrasymachus
Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who has lived as something other than a worker-consumer?
Replies: 55
Views: 5449

Re: Who has lived as something other than a worker-consumer?

Sorry, I live in the real world, not your mental fantasies based on how things should be. Recently a co-worker asked me if I liked a certain sports team, I replied I did not follow sports teams. Now I know had things been different and I followed that nonsense type of escapism, I could have had many...
by Thrasymachus
Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who has lived as something other than a worker-consumer?
Replies: 55
Views: 5449

Who has lived as something other than a worker-consumer?

People under capitalism(and other advanced top-down systems) live pseudo lives as narrow workers earning a wage, usually totally unconnected with the vital life processes and needs like the procurement of water, food, shelter and clothing. Instead they rely on their wage salary to as consumers procu...