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by smcj
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: The Great Abortion Debate
Replies: 123
Views: 1525

Re: The Great Abortion Debate

As someone who believes in reincarnation, all I can say is that the next time I am a fetus I hope that doesn’t happen to me. And since I believe in karma I don’t want to create the seeds for it to happen. Anyone here think it would be okay if it happens to them? Considering all the terrors of samsa...
by smcj
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: The Great Abortion Debate
Replies: 123
Views: 1525

Re: The Great Abortion Debate

As someone who believes in reincarnation, all I can say is that the next time I am a fetus I hope that doesn’t happen to me. And since I believe in karma I don’t want to create the seeds for it to happen.

Anyone here think it would be okay if it happens to them?
by smcj
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhist practice and arguing with my father
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Re: Buddhist practice and arguing with my father

I always saw my dad more worried about food and wine than taking care of his family... ..continue to suffer because we have a lazy, rude and aggressive toxic person living among us... Sounds like he’s an alcoholic. That’s a specific kind of pathology. I’m a sober alcoholic myself, so drawing from m...
by smcj
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 634
Views: 26204

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Somebody named Brie Stimson at Fox News admits to a worst case scenario of 2.2M USA dead.

https://www.foxnews.com/health/how-lon ... -in-the-us

This might be the time for single payer.
by smcj
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 634
Views: 26204

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

A good video about Covid 19 graphs. The second half of the video gets interesting about the limits of graphing this pandemic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54XLXg4fYsc
by smcj
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 634
Views: 26204

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Are there continuously updated online graphs for NYC similar to these?
There's a daily breakdown of confirmed cases in NY counties.
https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/count ... tive-cases
But I don't know of a graph per se.
by smcj
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 634
Views: 26204

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Here in NY Gov. Cuomo mentioned in an interview that the crest of the wave is expected in about 3 weeks. That would put it around April 19th. I’m sure he was speaking about either NYC or NYState.

I find it odd that kind of information isn’t announced more broadly.
by smcj
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 634
Views: 26204

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

This will be a painful lesson about dukkha, interdependence, and impermanence for the entire world.
by smcj
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 634
Views: 26204

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Confirmed cases in my county: 100 Monday 124 Tuesday 153 Wednesday ???? Thursday (My guess is it will be 185.) The flood waters are rising. I like the fact that Trump chose what is possibly the peak of the curve in NY to be the date when we should end social distancing. You can’t make this stuff up...
by smcj
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 634
Views: 26204

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Confirmed cases in my county: 100 Monday 124 Tuesday 153 Wednesday ???? Thursday (My guess is it will be 185.) The flood waters are rising. I like the fact that Trump chose what is possibly the peak of the curve in NY to be the date when we should end social distancing. You can’t make this stuff up.
by smcj
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 634
Views: 26204

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

From a guy at Cal Tech: About two weeks ago, we had our initial case, and now in New York City newly diagnosed confirmed cases are tripling every two days. https://www.caltech.edu/about/news/tip-iceberg-virologist-david-ho-bs-74-speaks-about-covid-19?fbclid=IwAR0cyVGzD7CXVKhdYiIVMvD9za45QyGbZLg3Zx8Z...
by smcj
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 634
Views: 26204

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Koreans aren’t magicians. They just have competent public servants who do their jobs: and enough experience with flu pandemics to know the basic playbook. That’s what divides the countries who have this under control from those who don’t.
Ouch.
by smcj
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 634
Views: 26204

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

The Koreans experienced a case-based mortality rate of 0.1%.
That’s the same as a normal seasonal flu.
Italy reports a case-based mortality rate of about 8%,
That’s 80X as much and about the same as the Spanish flu pandemic of 100 years ago.

That’s quite a difference!
by smcj
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 634
Views: 26204

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Too bad there aren't enough tests to find out who is right. If they are right in 3 months this is over and containment is a waste of time I don’t buy it. At yesterday’s White House briefing they said New York had a 25% positive test return, but the national average is 8%. If there’s widespread infe...
by smcj
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Corona conspiracy theories
Replies: 37
Views: 1214

Re: Corona conspiracy theories

Nancy Pelosi, George Sorros, and the Deep State deliberately started the pandemic to embarrass the President and eliminate as many Fox News viewers as possible before the election.

I don’t participate in 8chann so I posted it here instead.
by smcj
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: "Mahayana Buddhism is based on a lie"
Replies: 19
Views: 1347

Re: "Mahayana Buddhism is based on a lie"

it have some very good points. It doesn't. The writer is an uneducated idiot who peddles their own confusion to others. He’s a Shravakayanist. It’s his karmic perspective. In his blindness he is grabbing the part of the elephant that is appropriate for his karma. I wouldn’t be surprised if the arti...
by smcj
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Corona conspiracy theories
Replies: 37
Views: 1214

Re: Corona conspiracy theories

Imagine if this had happened while Obama was president. Remember the paranoia about the FEMA camps?
:crazy:
by smcj
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 634
Views: 26204

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

There was an article quoting the governor of New York saying that he anticipates a 40%-80% infection rate for his state. I was trying to link it but I think it has been taken down.

BTW New York has 20M people.
by smcj
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: How to Combine Loving-Kindness Meditation with Concentration Meditation?
Replies: 11
Views: 285

Re: How to Combine Loving-Kindness Meditation with Concentration Meditation?

Concentrate on a visualized image of Chenrezig or Tara and say their mantra.

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