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by Qing Tian
Sat Dec 12, 2015 10:51 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Antinatalism and Renunciation
Replies: 20
Views: 2622

Re: Antinatalism and Renunciation

As far as I can recall there are no historical cases where limiting births, either through personal choice or state decree, has had a positive effect overall. If you can name one then please do so. The biological imperative to procreate is hard wired into most creatures (including us).
by Qing Tian
Tue Dec 08, 2015 12:56 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Antinatalism, Having children is immoral
Replies: 55
Views: 4622

Re: Antinatalism, Having children is immoral

Jesse, I don't know how to ask this with any real skill or gentleness so I am going to plunge in and hope the water isn't full of sharks. What precisely is the purpose of this thread? What is your expected outcome?
by Qing Tian
Wed Dec 02, 2015 2:59 am
Forum: Chan
Topic: Yi Jing Jing excersises
Replies: 7
Views: 2580

Re: Yi Jing Jing excersises

Long time Yi Jin Jing practitioner here. The authenticity of these exercises is open to much debate, and as such there are many variations - both subtle and otherwise. Having said that, they are truly excellent exercises for maintaining good body tone, improving balance and finding a little peace! F...
by Qing Tian
Wed Nov 04, 2015 3:21 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Retiring from modding, thanks to everyone!
Replies: 11
Views: 2221

Re: Retiring from modding, thanks to everyone!

Johnny, thank you for being a mod for two years. I may not have (privately) agreed with everything you have said on the boards, but I have always respected you and your opinions, even if only from afar (geographically speaking). And on the occasions you spoke to me via the mail system your advice wa...
by Qing Tian
Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:24 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: POTUS 2016
Replies: 884
Views: 64841

Re: POTUS 2016

I'm afraid I don't know anything about US politics and so on, but isn't this Sanders guy something to do with fried chicken?
by Qing Tian
Sat Oct 31, 2015 8:18 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: John Williams to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award
Replies: 13
Views: 1369

Re: John Williams to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Cool, deserves it in my opinion.

And just to note, playing the Bacon game, I have one degree of separation from John Williams.
by Qing Tian
Sun Oct 04, 2015 12:03 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: SENSELESS DEATH'S
Replies: 46
Views: 4480

Re: SENSELESS DEATH'S

The 2nd amendment doesn't actually specify guns does it? I mean, "the right to bear arms" is pretty ambiguous. Yes it does, The Heller case found the 2A guarantees the private ownership of firearms in common use. Therefore handguns and semi automatic rifles are protected Under the 2A The term, arms...
by Qing Tian
Sat Oct 03, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: SENSELESS DEATH'S
Replies: 46
Views: 4480

Re: SENSELESS DEATH'S

The 2nd amendment doesn't actually specify guns does it? I mean, "the right to bear arms" is pretty ambiguous.
by Qing Tian
Sat Oct 03, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What to do with this yak bone mala?
Replies: 26
Views: 3088

Re: What to do with this yak bone mala?

Hmmm, I hadn't thought of making one myself. Bit slow witted. I know a little about knots as I used to play around with decorative stuff. Don't know if there is a bead shop here, just given me another quest!
by Qing Tian
Sat Oct 03, 2015 11:48 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What to do with this yak bone mala?
Replies: 26
Views: 3088

Re: What to do with this yak bone mala?

Gosh, there is so much that I do not know. Perhaps I am not the right person to use a mala; feel guilty about buying the one that I had. I think there may be an app or something on my iPod that I can use.
by Qing Tian
Sat Oct 03, 2015 10:55 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: SENSELESS DEATH'S
Replies: 46
Views: 4480

Re: SENSELESS DEATH'S

Not really. You will no doubt find that the number of people-hours spent using vehicles is far, far higher than the people-hours of gun use. What I have found frustrating about statistics - I am a novice at it all really - is that it can be very hard to ask the right question. The data often looks s...
by Qing Tian
Sat Oct 03, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: SENSELESS DEATH'S
Replies: 46
Views: 4480

Re: SENSELESS DEATH'S

something must be wrong with my guns, they have never killed anyone :thinking: . strange thing, i was using my AR-15 a few days ago and my intention was not to kill. i was trying to put a bullet through the center of a circle 100 yards away. was i doing it wrong? I was commenting on the obvious cat...
by Qing Tian
Sat Oct 03, 2015 6:19 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What to do with this yak bone mala?
Replies: 26
Views: 3088

Re: What to do with this yak bone mala?

Good point. I like the tactility of the mala, but I suppose I could get past that and simply use an electronic counter. Thank you for this tip.
by Qing Tian
Sat Oct 03, 2015 5:04 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What to do with this yak bone mala?
Replies: 26
Views: 3088

Re: What to do with this yak bone mala?

f you do practice Vajrayana, like Green Tara, then your teacher should be able to explain these things in more depth. It is also helpful to get your mala blessed by an accomplished Lama or Yogi (through the power of their mantra accumulation) . I don't do Vajrayana practice. The Green Tara mantra i...
by Qing Tian
Sat Oct 03, 2015 4:05 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What to do with this yak bone mala?
Replies: 26
Views: 3088

Re: What to do with this yak bone mala?

Yak bone malas are not good for practice. Best is to just release it to a body of water... Rivers, lake, ocean.. Doesn't this rather depend upon the tradition that one is following? I believe in the Tibetan tradition the views on mala substances are pretty much the same between the schools. I imagi...
by Qing Tian
Sat Oct 03, 2015 3:51 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: SENSELESS DEATH'S
Replies: 46
Views: 4480

Re: SENSELESS DEATH'S

I think it would be useful to remember that cars and other vehicles are not primarily a tool for killing. Guns have only one function, to kill. When using a vehicle there is usually no intention to kill. When using a gun the only intention is to kill. Not understanding this difference is what leads ...
by Qing Tian
Fri Oct 02, 2015 10:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What to do with this yak bone mala?
Replies: 26
Views: 3088

Re: What to do with this yak bone mala?

Adamantine wrote:Yak bone malas are not good for practice. Best is to just release it to a body of water... Rivers, lake, ocean..
Doesn't this rather depend upon the tradition that one is following?
by Qing Tian
Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:12 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: A digression on Australian politics
Replies: 27
Views: 1877

Re: A digression on Australian politics

Both parties seem to participate in a culture of backstabbing, intrigue, and self-promotion rather than put-the-country-first governance.
This succinctly describes the behaviour of most politicians globally, no?
by Qing Tian
Mon Sep 07, 2015 8:42 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Debunking foil-hat theories on public health
Replies: 62
Views: 9029

Re: Debunking foil-hat theories on public health

But his sample size is tens or hundreds of patients, at most, and clinical trials have sample sizes of thousands or tens of thousands. His research may not be contaminated by self-interest or financial considerations, but it can't be as statistically rigorous. One thing to bear in mind here is that...
by Qing Tian
Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:31 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Debunking foil-hat theories on public health
Replies: 62
Views: 9029

Re: Debunking foil-hat theories on public health

Over the years, working in primary and secondary care, I have realised - rather belatedly - that having access to information does not make one informed. Recent studies show that as much as 50% of patients do not really understand what their health care provider tells them, a number that is rising, ...

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