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by Queequeg
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 109
Views: 2643

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

Rick wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:37 pm
This is how a republic ends
The lion is an apex predator, but will be brought down by a parasite in its bowels.
by Queequeg
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Quitting smoking
Replies: 9
Views: 135

Re: Quitting smoking

I smoked for nearly 25 years. I still have a smoke on occasion when drinking in the company of smokers. Enjoyment is about 43% of the experience. 57% is remembering how freaking disgusting it is. I was a regretful smoker for most of the time I smoked. I knew it was gross. I knew that my will was ove...
by Queequeg
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: please everyone chill
Replies: 4
Views: 382

Re: please everyone chill

by Queequeg
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 109
Views: 2643

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

What's Trump's message to the deplorables today?

Don't trust the FBI, CIA, NSA, or anyone else in US intelligence... trust my bosom buddy, Vlad. He says he didn't do it.

Vlad breaks into a Shaggy karaoke.

by Queequeg
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is everything "one" or are we just inter-connected without a center?
Replies: 68
Views: 1790

Re: Is everything "one" or are we just inter-connected without a center?

Snowbear wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:31 pm
Why Lotus Sutra Buddhist and not liberal humanist?
Sure.
by Queequeg
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 109
Views: 2643

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

In psychonational terms ... America's shadow is coming to light under Donnie. This could be a good thing, there is a huge amount of creative energy in the shadow. Destructive too. Getting in touch with one's shadow is never easy, so we shouldn't expect that. And it's dangerous, for obvious reasons....
by Queequeg
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 109
Views: 2643

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

Rick wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:11 am

The... Fall of Donald J. Trump
Yes. Please.
by Queequeg
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 109
Views: 2643

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

Now that indictments have come out for Russian military officers, what are the chances that the next indictments will involve Trump himself, and he will just stay in Russia with Putin since they get along so well? Or, what are the chances that it goes real bad, and having lost all our allies, Trump...
by Queequeg
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 109
Views: 2643

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

Rick wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:55 pm
A vetted trustworthy "proven-true" fact? Or more of a "might have happened" ... ?
He was arrested at a Klan rally. That is true. Was he attending or just caught up in the melee? Inconclusive.

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/donal ... -kkk-1927/
by Queequeg
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 109
Views: 2643

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

Rick wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:48 pm
I don't know them, I'm doing my best to avoid all contact with Trumpiana.

But for my/our edification, what are some ditties about Trump's family tree that would help me contextualize him, understand his thoughts/actions?
Start with his father getting arrested at a Klan rally.
by Queequeg
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 109
Views: 2643

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

Amazing that was painted in the 15th-16th c.

Seriously, though, the stories about Trumps father and his more distant ancestors are gross.
by Queequeg
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 109
Views: 2643

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

Ah yes, this editorial has the final quote I was searching for, thanks for finding it for me: "Any student of history knows that it is moments like this summit that set in motion chains of events that are difficult to stop. The democratic alliance that has been the bedrock of the American-led liber...
by Queequeg
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Scientists find primitive organisms possess cognition
Replies: 26
Views: 366

Re: Scientists find primitive organisms possess cognition

I thought my deliberate grammatical error made it obvious that I was displaying levity. But yes I ducked the chicken. Or chickened out over the duck. On account of the fact that if we are to have a rerun of the Great Vegetarian Debate I would rather not be the instigator. :smile: I thought my delib...
by Queequeg
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Scientists find primitive organisms possess cognition
Replies: 26
Views: 366

Re: Scientists find primitive organisms possess cognition

The point being that Slime Mould Soup requires the death of beings with consciousness. Of course Chicken Soup requires the death of beings with eyes. So its much worserer. So, would it somehow be morally better if we snuck up on the chicken and got it before it could see us? It would be better if w...
by Queequeg
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 109
Views: 2643

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

Possibly of interest to those following this thread.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions ... 44ab0894e8

I am afraid for my children that this is more correct than not.
by Queequeg
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Scientists find primitive organisms possess cognition
Replies: 26
Views: 366

Re: Scientists find primitive organisms possess cognition

Wayfarer wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:43 am
The fundamental attribute of any organism is to seek homeostasis
I think this is an impressionistic rendering of what human homeostasis looks like:

Image
From Onmark Productions.
by Queequeg
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Scientists find primitive organisms possess cognition
Replies: 26
Views: 366

Re: Scientists find primitive organisms possess cognition

Simon E. wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:46 am
The point being that Slime Mould Soup requires the death of beings with consciousness.
Of course Chicken Soup requires the death of beings with eyes.
So its much worserer.
So, would it somehow be morally better if we snuck up on the chicken and got it before it could see us?
by Queequeg
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Scientists find primitive organisms possess cognition
Replies: 26
Views: 366

Re: Scientists find primitive organisms possess cognition

Jesse wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:03 am
What you are explaining is basically a strategy, the basic behavior behind this strategy is still intelligent
That is a stretch.
by Queequeg
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Article: Survival of the Richest
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Re: Article: Survival of the Richest

Nothing wrong with evolution. It's when evolution is contrived as a social philosophy that it becomes grotesque.

Besides though... Evolution is not as simple as Darwin proposed. Apparently learned adaptations do get passed in the genes. How we live does change the course of our species.
by Queequeg
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Sutra for Turning Back Lawsuits & Political Problems
Replies: 15
Views: 705

Re: Sutra for Turning Back Lawsuits & Political Problems

This is going on my bulletin board in my office.
Thank you. :smile:

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