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by Queequeg
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Waterworld
Replies: 15
Views: 183

Re: Waterworld

Good discussion. Thanks for the infos and input. I believe this is the way forward: I didn't see the videos - I will check them out later. I surmise from the titles, they're talking about nuclear power? There is something to that. We need to improve the technology, but clearly, it is one of the opt...
by Queequeg
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Waterworld
Replies: 15
Views: 183

Re: Waterworld

There is nothing that can be done to stop the environmental collapse of the world now, short of a catastrophic and sudden decrease in the human population. Humanity is simply not capable of acting in unison in such a way that disaster could be averted. I would love to be proven wrong, and I will co...
by Queequeg
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Waterworld
Replies: 15
Views: 183

Re: Waterworld

Production must be controlled...environmental Engineers figure out the safe reversal needed to Attain a clean environment. ...tax breaks for those making sacrifice, more profit for those with less production.....it must be better to not be productive....more reward systems....and penalties for thos...
by Queequeg
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DNA TESTS
Replies: 50
Views: 636

Re: DNA TESTS

The Cicada wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:12 pm
Queequeg wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:16 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:16 am

In reality of course, all of our distant ancestors were black.
Amoeba, even.
One of my closest acquaintances in a unicellular lifeform.
Are you telling us you have dysentery?
by Queequeg
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Waterworld
Replies: 15
Views: 183

Re: Waterworld

I haven't figured the financial yet...lol....i'm an idealist that never worries about money.... Maybe all the countries that want to implement this, can make donations adding up to whatever losses. ...that country had from stopping production....we all help each other...one days profit for one coun...
by Queequeg
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Waterworld
Replies: 15
Views: 183

Re: Waterworld

Well, if the city's that have the highest pollution would just stop polluting for one day......and be monetized /rewarded, for that contribution towards environmental consciousness. ...maybe it would catch on, and extended to longer periods of time . People should be rewarded for stopping productio...
by Queequeg
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Waterworld
Replies: 15
Views: 183

Re: Waterworld

In my younger and naively idealistic days, I deeply sympathized with the approach of Earth First! I don't agree with their fundamental philosophical position anymore - more or less the misanthropic view that humanity is a cancer. I did and continue to admire some of their direct actions - tree sitti...
by Queequeg
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: motivation to chant daimoku
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Re: motivation to chant daimoku

In judging the relative merit of Buddhist doctrines, I, Nichiren, believe that the best standards are those of reason and documentary proof. And even more valuable than reason and documentary proof is the proof of actual fact. Does the effect of the practice manifest in your life or not? That's the...
by Queequeg
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Waterworld
Replies: 15
Views: 183

Re: Waterworld

For a more technical discussion... http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/earth/decoding-weather-machine.html If you know anyone who is still denying the human factor in climate change, suggest this to them. tl;dr, or rather tl;dw: the rise in temperature is out of sync with the natural cycle attributable to ...
by Queequeg
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: motivation to chant daimoku
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Re: motivation to chant daimoku

I suppose I should elaborate on that. You wrote: "the theory of Buddhism makes allot of sense to me." In the Lotus Sutra, in connection with the medicine, it is examined and it is found, "the medicine has fine color, aroma, and flavor." Theory amounts to little until it is put into practice. Its lik...
by Queequeg
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: motivation to chant daimoku
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Re: motivation to chant daimoku

I will now leave this beneficial medicine here. You should take it. Do not worry about not recovering.
-Shakyamuni Buddha
by Queequeg
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DNA TESTS
Replies: 50
Views: 636

Re: DNA TESTS

Malcolm wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:16 am

In reality of course, all of our distant ancestors were black.
Amoeba, even.
by Queequeg
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Assistance in what to chant
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: Assistance in what to chant

Since you are asking in this forum, chanting NamuMyohorengekyo is the essential practice. There are other practices as well. NMRK is not a magic spell that can alter the past. It is the path to Buddhahood. You are asking how to fix a relationship that has ended. You think it was your behavior that c...
by Queequeg
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DNA TESTS
Replies: 50
Views: 636

Re: DNA TESTS

Mantrik wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:19 pm
Yes, I've forgotten which UK white racist group's leader took a DNA test and discovered a significant black ancestry.
NSFW:
http://www.comedycentral.co.uk/chappell ... uncensored
by Queequeg
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DNA TESTS
Replies: 50
Views: 636

Re: DNA TESTS

DNS wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:10 pm
It shows how we're all inter-connected genetically and that there is no pure race.
Recently read an article describing the hand wringing among alt right boobs who discover heritage they've avowed to hate. You can imagine, it really hurts when they find out they're Jewish or black. Idiots.
by Queequeg
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DNA TESTS
Replies: 50
Views: 636

Re: DNA TESTS

But how do they figure this percentage ancestry? When I did my DNA test (through National Genographics, about 10 years ago), they only provided your Y-dna and mt-dna haplogroups which you could subsequently match against various ethnic groups for frequency. So, best case scenario, you could only co...
by Queequeg
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: motivation to chant daimoku
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Re: motivation to chant daimoku

Do I feel motivated to chant? Do I feel motivated to go to the gym? Do I feel motivated to floss? Generally, no to all that. If I were to analogize my practice to an iceberg, Daimoku is only the visible part, and maybe then only part of the visible part. Most of my practice is study, reflection, con...
by Queequeg
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DNA TESTS
Replies: 50
Views: 636

Re: DNA TESTS

I did the National Geographic test, mostly because they give you the raw data and it is entered in a research database - contribution to science and all that. With the raw data you can take that to other testing companies and run it through their databases. I didn't find anything interesting or surp...
by Queequeg
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Collective karma
Replies: 139
Views: 2054

Re: Collective karma

You're skipping several steps. Going with the abhidharma model makes no difference, as the external factors are not experienced, only the resultant consciousness is what is registered at all. There the moments of sensory consciousnesses are meaningless, it is only with the processing of impressions...
by Queequeg
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Collective karma
Replies: 139
Views: 2054

Re: Collective karma

What you are arguing is a philosophical point that presumes our subjective consciousness is some unique mystery. The argument is regarding the subjective experience. Brain scans and biological analysis have nothing to do with it. Well, I'll admit, you do seem to need that to be true. It has occurre...