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by Nemo
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Socialism & Communism
Replies: 219
Views: 16543

Re: Socialism & Communism

To me, an economy that is based off of consumption and those who can potentially consume the most, i.e. the wealthy, hold the honor of "success" and/or "power" already seems to be starting off on the wrong foot. In a globalized, technically sophisticated world where abundance is easy to be had, the...
by Nemo
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Socialism & Communism
Replies: 219
Views: 16543

Re: Socialism & Communism

Freedom is not free, especially when Communist totalitarian China want to control Hong Kong: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-18/hong-kong-resets-democracy-push-with-peaceful-mass-march-in-rain?srnd=premium-africa How is China Communist? Literally what parts of it adhere to communist...
by Nemo
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: China Destroys
Replies: 3
Views: 250

Re: China Destroys

Ya, China is crazy again. I'm surprised more people aren't fleeing.
by Nemo
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Animal Activist: Let Mosquitoes Bite You As They Are "Mothers" Trying To Feed Their Babies
Replies: 16
Views: 529

Re: Animal Activist: Let Mosquitoes Bite You As They Are "Mothers" Trying To Feed Their Babies

I would prefer not to coerced into a disease riddled interspecies sexual threesome thank you.
by Nemo
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Beginning of the world cycle
Replies: 29
Views: 723

Re: Beginning of the world cycle

It is interesting that a tiny bindu perhaps as small as 17cm is now 93 billion light-years across. It took 47,000 years for matter to dominate photonic/neutrino interactions. One could argue the entire universe is the expression of a single bindu of light.
by Nemo
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Would you learn Tarot Card Magic?
Replies: 22
Views: 588

Re: Would you learn Tarot Card Magic?

To do it well you need a teacher. There are invocations that should be transmitted and a basic training regimen to increase accuracy. Or just get "training" off the internet. There are no severe consequences for doing it poorly. If you get good spoilers can rob you of the joy of the unexpected. Who ...
by Nemo
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Marxism and Buddhism
Replies: 5
Views: 321

Re: Marxism and Buddhism

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by Nemo
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Hooray for Nuclear Power
Replies: 55
Views: 1708

Re: Hooray for Nuclear Power

I wouldn't build them in Australia either until the design gets cheaper. Here it's different though. We designed the best reactors in the world, have the existing infrastructure, the skill sets are still viable and the ground in parts of Ontario is quite radioactive anyway. Radon poisoning is a seri...
by Nemo
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Hooray for Nuclear Power
Replies: 55
Views: 1708

Re: Hooray for Nuclear Power

Means of storing energy, and there are many https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy_storage Yes, and if you crunch the numbers they are mostly garbage. None comes close to a tank of gasoline so far. That isn't really the issue though. In my locale nuclear is the best solution. In yours probably not....
by Nemo
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Trans surgery on children
Replies: 15
Views: 495

Re: Trans surgery on children

I've met some real hotties that started taking hormones since before puberty in Asia. Staying female is hard once the testosterone starts pumping. Going from female to male with hormones is pretty easy any at any age. Surgery is a hot mess. Wanting to "pass" is often very sad. Acceptance can make it...
by Nemo
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Hooray for Nuclear Power
Replies: 55
Views: 1708

Re: Hooray for Nuclear Power

Means of storing energy, and there are many https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy_storage Yes, and if you crunch the numbers they are mostly garbage. None comes close to a tank of gasoline so far. That isn't really the issue though. In my locale nuclear is the best solution. In yours probably not....
by Nemo
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Hooray for Nuclear Power
Replies: 55
Views: 1708

Re: Hooray for Nuclear Power

The problem is capitalism can only produce. It cannot distribute in an equitable sustainable way. It will produce until we are all dead if we don't face this fact. There are no technological solutions to capitalism. This means taking power from the elite with capital and they prefer that we all die....
by Nemo
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Hooray for Nuclear Power
Replies: 55
Views: 1708

Re: Hooray for Nuclear Power

More energy falls on the world's deserts in six hours than the world consumes in a year, Desertec https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desertec How do you plan on transporting and storing it? ... I like the idea of a loose string of solar power plants along an East - West line in any country or group of c...
by Nemo
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism, and theistic religions.
Replies: 56
Views: 1875

Re: Buddhism, and theistic religions.

Dear Israelites, Please murder a plethora of goats today and collect the blood in a large bowl. Take a brush and mark my sign above your doorways as I am going to murder all the male babies in the city tonight and in my bloodlust would hate to murder your babies too. Don't tell any of those filthy h...
by Nemo
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Hooray for Nuclear Power
Replies: 55
Views: 1708

Re: Hooray for Nuclear Power

Aemilius wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:01 am
More energy falls on the world's deserts in six hours than the world consumes in a year,
Desertec https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desertec
How do you plan on transporting and storing it? You can also get 100MW from a single gram of water, theoretically.
by Nemo
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: When the Monks Met the Muslims
Replies: 124
Views: 2329

Re: When the Monks Met the Muslims

The problem is that we live in a political world. I have met spiritually advanced people from almost all traditions. Some traditions produce more than others. Tibetan Buddhism excels at making yogis but it's inverse is it produced a weak system of state governance. Religion is easily corrupted. Some...
by Nemo
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: When the Monks Met the Muslims
Replies: 124
Views: 2329

Re: When the Monks Met the Muslims

For the most part it is harmless to believe Pollyanna nonsense and make false equivalencies. Sharing a few traits does not make things the same. We may simply be forced to do this because of the current trend demonizing Muslims. Particularly by Christian Taliban in America. It sucks but fascists rui...
by Nemo
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is it bad if I, as a youngster Buddhist, go to parties and drink alcool or smoke weed?
Replies: 13
Views: 620

Re: Is it bad if I, as a youngster Buddhist, go to parties and drink alcool or smoke weed?

Many peoples actions indicate they think by strict behavior alone you can reach enlightenment. They become obsessed with purity. I would rather smoke weed once a year and have a glass of wine occasionally than think myself special. The question is how are these substances effecting you and your life...
by Nemo
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: When the Monks Met the Muslims
Replies: 124
Views: 2329

Re: When the Monks Met the Muslims

Talking about genuine spirituality in Abrahamic religions is like me talking about the amazing academic training I received in the army.

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