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by Kim O'Hara
Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Human, you are not necessary.
Replies: 125
Views: 3686

Re: Human, you are not necessary.

As far as I am concerned: if it don't talk Class, it ain't Left. :good: ...and it it ain't Left, it condones oppression. :thinking: Kim This is as facile as it is untrue. For example, Burke, the father of political conservatism, was a supporter of the American Revolution. Gee, thanks. Nicest thing ...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Human, you are not necessary.
Replies: 125
Views: 3686

Re: Human, you are not necessary.

Grigoris wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:12 pm
As far as I am concerned: if it don't talk Class, it ain't Left.
:good:

...and it it ain't Left, it condones oppression.

:thinking:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fukushima and Nuclear Energy
Replies: 24
Views: 606

Re: Fukushima and Nuclear Energy

On a related note, my mother in law is an experimentalist who works with graphene, which among its many potential applications, might be the basis of future solar tech. We were talking about solar cells and I mentioned a report I read recently that we are going to run out of the rare earth metals n...
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fukushima and Nuclear Energy
Replies: 24
Views: 606

Re: Fukushima and Nuclear Energy

Thoughts? Op-ed in the NY Times: Cut Carbon Through Innovation, Not Regulation Thoughts? Thoughts?? Roughly in order: :rolleye: :crazy: :jawdrop: :toilet: :jedi: :guns: If you want me to use words instead, I can. Opinion Cut Carbon Through Innovation, Not Regulation People across the world are reje...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Human, you are not necessary.
Replies: 125
Views: 3686

Re: Human, you are not necessary.

Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:58 am
No one is fully absolved nor fully guilty, that is sort of the point, and a pretty commonsense notion in Buddhist ethics.
:good:

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who Would Eat This
Replies: 9
Views: 427

Re: Who Would Eat This

I heard the chocolate is great from this factory in Portland. http://www.almachocolate.com/icons/contemplative-buddha-sakyamuni Even when I was a kid I didn't like the idea of biting the head off the chocolate easter bunny. And as for those birthday cakes with a photo of the birthday person printed...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Human, you are not necessary.
Replies: 125
Views: 3686

Re: Human, you are not necessary.

Your thread title is basically a line from an episode of "Doctor Who" - back when David Tennant was The Doctor, IIRC - but the future is obviously closer than we thought. Don't worry, though. Civilisation as we know it is going to implode any day soon, so we won't have a problem. :tongue: :coffee: Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fukushima and Nuclear Energy
Replies: 24
Views: 606

Re: Fukushima and Nuclear Energy

The primary problem has shifted in the last ten years from the political to the economic. At this point, renewables are so much cheaper (and getting even cheaper, very quickly), and so much quicker to take from bare dirt to finished facility, that nuclear can't compete. Coal can't compete, either -...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fukushima and Nuclear Energy
Replies: 24
Views: 606

Re: Fukushima and Nuclear Energy

P.S. This - https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/06/california-clears-final-hurdle-for-state-solar-mandate-for-new-homes.html institutionalises decentralisation. :woohoo: California clears final hurdle for state's landmark solar panel mandate for new homes A requirement for new homes built in California sta...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fukushima and Nuclear Energy
Replies: 24
Views: 606

Re: Fukushima and Nuclear Energy

The primary problem has shifted in the last ten years from the political to the economic. At this point, renewables are so much cheaper (and getting even cheaper, very quickly), and so much quicker to take from bare dirt to finished facility, that nuclear can't compete. Coal can't compete, either - ...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fukushima and Nuclear Energy
Replies: 24
Views: 606

Re: Fukushima and Nuclear Energy

A member on DWE used this thread - https://dharmawheel.org/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=103#p1491 - to push nuclear power as a key part of decarbonisation, quoting Hansen and Shellenberger in support. I argued against him, but you may find the discussion worth a look.

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fukushima and Nuclear Energy
Replies: 24
Views: 606

Re: If the bad times are coming, what to do?

I was keeping track of the Fukushima story on DWT until all the non-dhammic threads were closed and DWE started. Old topics are still visible, though, and here's my last post, March 2018: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f ... 45#p460732

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fukushima and Nuclear Energy
Replies: 24
Views: 606

Re: If the bad times are coming, what to do?

I'm with the authors of Drawdown on this one - it's likely to be a part of the solution but one with regrets, unlike renewables or, in fact, nearly all of the other parts of the solution. I do not think it solves much, to be honest. It ties in neatly to, and therefore solidifies and perpetrates, th...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fukushima and Nuclear Energy
Replies: 24
Views: 606

Re: If the bad times are coming, what to do?

Try to dispel the myths surrounding nuclear energy that persist among the population. It is a big [and a necessary] step We disagree here, and greatly so. I'm with the authors of Drawdown on this one - it's likely to be a part of the solution but one with regrets, unlike renewables or, in fact, nea...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Crackdown on religion in China
Replies: 58
Views: 3312

Re: Crackdown on religion in China

SumOfUs Petition: https://actions.sumofus.org/a/google-cancel-project-dragonfly-1/ Right now at least a million people are being detained in mass internment camps by the Chinese authorities simply because they’re Muslim. And yet, Google is currently developing a censored search engine for China. Goo...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Les Gilets Jaunes
Replies: 18
Views: 820

Re: Les Gilets Jaunes

We've been talking about the revolt for awhile, over on DWE - https://dharmawheel.org/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=331

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Shambhala closes NYC center
Replies: 21
Views: 1101

Re: Shambhala closes NYC center

Definitely. How would you like hearing on the streets about the "God News" of the Pali Kanon? Let's stop suffering right now, cheer up, because Buddha loves you ..!!.. And what about "Testimonies of the Buddha" knocking on your door? Buddha's Witnesses, promising the Kingdom of Buddha here on earth...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: If the bad times are coming, what to do?
Replies: 37
Views: 2262

Re: If the bad times are coming, what to do?

Yes but circumstances change and percepts aren't commandments like you said in another thread. I imagine the negative karma produced from killing in self-defense is much less severe than straight up murder. ...and much more severe than the negative karma of allowing your attacker to do as s/he wish...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: If the bad times are coming, what to do?
Replies: 37
Views: 2262

Re: If the bad times are coming, what to do?

Well there seem to be many signs that suggest Bad Times are indeed coming. Any piece of advice for us mooks? Practice Dzogchen. ...and keep your powder dry. :tongue: (Actually, I'm only half joking. A couple of hundred million climate refugees on the move are going change every society they pass th...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Taming Wild Ox
Replies: 1
Views: 189

Re: Taming Wild Ox

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