Hey Shempster, You still haven't given me your opinion on the two 'Natural Law' articles. Are you angry with me or something.??!! shempmcgurk [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Wed, 07 Nov 2007 21:25:35 - Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Quiz for Willy -- or anyone else -- but, today, especially for Willy ...but I was acceding to YOUR request, not Judy's. You asked me to do something, I did it, and you don't give me the courtesy of a response. Okay. I just won't bother in the future. __ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com
Is Toilet Paper vedic.? Or would Maharishi insist only on water to clean up so that it keeps the consiousness pure. Shemp thinks Butterflies come out of MMY.!! Peter [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2007 06:09:44 -0800 (PST) Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Quotes from the Dhammapada This whole turd in the toilet problem (TTP) is just another example of the confounding of states of mind with pure consciousness. I have no problem believing that the darshan of human waste would diminish ones mental state due to its tamasic nature, but would it impact pure consciousness, no. Another comment: how weak does one's mind have to be to be impacted by TTP? Pretty weak in my book. __ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com
May I know why you left those lucrative jobs in Europe and China.?? You have not explained why you settled down in America.?? What kind of research were you doing in China.?? Duveyoung [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2007 17:43:43 - Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: hate America? http://www.projectc ensored.org/ censored_ 2008/ Here's the censored stories that BigEvil doesn't want the masses knowing much about. Feste27, the minds that keep this knowledge from the headlines are LIKE YOURS -- except, you know, you're a pissant they'd never deign to have as part of their cabal since you don't have two IQ points to rub together. Wait, I'll take that back. The intellectually challenged deserve our love, but you are a mindful supporter of evil and you're so bad at it that evil too cannot stand you. Yours is the face of the banality of Kali Yuga -- when every manner of oblivious self-serving hideous rationalization is commonplace. Edg --- feste37 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Bag lady, huh? Well, you certainly seem to have a lot of baggage. You almost got through this post without mentioning Hitler, until you stumbled at the last. This reminds me a little of Rudy G., who can't seem to open his mouth without mentioning 9/11. Oh well, I guess we all have our obsessions. --- , Angela Mailander mailander111@ wrote: If you have no interest in me, why make assumptions about who I am and what I love or hate? I told you the truth. Circumstances are always complex, and I assure you there is no conspiracy against me. When I arrived at the L.A. airport from China, I had a return ticket in my pocket. Homeland Security said, You can go back to China if you want, but if you do, you're never coming back here. When I got to Ff, I asked Congressman Leach if this was legal, and he said that it was, that they could have denied me entry. I checked with an attorney specializing in such matters, and was told that people had been denied entry for no reason. So, I was here with two suitcases, no money, no place to stay, no job, and no job prospects, and a decision to make: Rich woman in China, or bag lady in the U.S. I I had two weeks to make that decision, and went for bag lady. Smart does not necessarily mean money, as Americans seem to be convinced it does. I've never taught at any University, here, in Germany, or in China when my colleagues didn't respect me. I agreed at some point with an article that said American education had hit rock bottom. I said we were all, including me, embedded in it, and I said my Ph.D. wasn't worth what earlier Ph.D. had been worth in terms of academic standards. People got their egos bent over this. When people hear that American education is terrible, even if they agree with that, they always want to talk about it as if it doesn't include them. Absurd. The comparison between Nazi Germany and the U.S. is not absurd, but I'm done talking about it. The extant information allowing that comparison is becoming more and more available in English, but you are not really interested nor willing to listen with an open mind. Not everyone you disagree with is delusional, but wanting to hospitalize those whom you deem so (in your professional opinion), is something Hitler would have agreed with. a feste37 feste37@ wrote: I have no interest in fathoming who you are. But this story, if true, is a nice reversal of the usual onebeing able to make money in China but choosing poverty in America. But dear Angela, if you are so smart, and you are continually telling us that you are, how come you cannot make money in this great land of opportunity? If you are so smart, why are you poor? Some terrible conspiracy against you, perhaps? A refusal by others to recognize your great genius? --- Angela Mailander mailander111@ wrote: I find your accusation that I hate America nothing short of astounding-- just because I see clearly doesn't mean I hate. I already told you that when I was eighteen I had a choice between wealth and ruling class status in Europe and poverty in America. I chose poverty in America. I had that same choice when I lived with my sister in Europe. And again I chose poverty in America rather than wealth and ruling class status in Europe. When I came back from China, Homeland Security put me through a five-hour interrogation in the presence of armed guards and then gave me a choice: China or America. In China I had a successful research project close to my heart with enormous income potential. In just two years I had become known for it in three big Chinese cities and in the biggest kindergarten chain in China that was based in Taiwan. I had friends I loved. I had status as a respected professional among my colleagues-- other Chinese universities were competing with each other to snag me. My students loved me. I had a great income. And
Do you think Maharishi himself is responsible for the rigidity ot the True Blue Believer.?? Hardcore TB's simply cannot comprehend the complex nature of this Universe. They lap up one version of the Universe taught by the TM-org and get struck in it. Soon it becomes a dogma. In MMYyahoogroup, they accused me of being a CIA agent. I guess being stalked by a CIA agent makes them feel important.?? It's important to listen to a wide range of opinions. It gives you a much broader view of the Universe. My humble opinion, ' TM runs on a black budget' John Hagelin worked in Area 51. TurquoiseB [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2007 17:43:14 - Subject: [FairfieldLife] The inability to tell opinion from preaching Rick, In all honesty I think that subsequent followups to this exchange answered some of the questions you pose above. You stated an opinion. I stated one in reply. One person saw that exchange of two opinions as preaching to her about how she should live her life. If there is one thing that characterizes the TMer in my experience (as opposed to seekers in other spiritual traditions), it is the tendency to view any opinion other than their own as an attempt to preach to them or convert them in some way. I honestly think that a lot of this comes from the approach taught to TM teachers (Every question is a perfect opportunity for the answer we have already prepared.) and drummed into the heads of TMers in every lecture. TM teachers, like Maharishi, tend to be *incapable* of saying, I don't know. They also (like Maharishi) tend to be dogmatic in their statements, implying that the answers they give to every question are the definitive answers, the correct answers, the Truth. Therefore, when someone who has been exposed to this for years or decades encounters an opinion that is different from their own, they tend to think that the other person is doing what *they* do when they express *their* opinions -- attempting to state that their opinions are definitive, and correct and the Truth, and any other opinion is wrong. Some of us aren't. I don't think you do that when you post your opinions to FFL. I don't think that Alex does that, or Marek, or Hugo, or many others. They're just expressing an opinion, one among many. There is not an *ounce* of trying to sell these opinions in what they write, or of trying to con- vert others to consider them Truth. They're just opinions. These are the people I resonate with most on FFL. Conversations with them are easy and wonderful, because nobody is trying to sell anyone anything. They're just expressing opinions. And yet many of the diehard TM believers see these very conversations as provocative, or challenging, or even as attacks on their beliefs. Go figure. As a real followup to the questions you posed in your original post, I think that part of the reason that FFL degenerates into argumentation and noise is that so many people were systematically *taught* to react to any opinion that is different than their opinion *as if* it is some kind of attack. That's the whole rationale behind being Off The Program, that these people who have chosen to believe something improper or wrong are doing HARM to the faithful True Believers by holding these erroneous opinions. They must be *stopped* from holding them, and if they *can't* be stopped, they must be Sent Away, where they cannot infect the True Believers with their heresies. Why is there so much argumentation on TM forums? Because TMers have been *taught* to argue for the supremacy and correctness of the TM dogma, and to actively *suppress* any opinion that deviates from the TM dogma. This is my OPINION, and I'm sticking to it. At least until my next post, in which I might have a different opinion. :-) This OPINION is not intended as preaching to anyone, or as a suggestion as to how they should lead their lives. If they get off on getting offended by opinions that differ from their own, *by all means* they should continue to do so. I'll continue to laugh at them, and that laughter is an opinion in itself. The laughter is not a form of preaching; it's just an expression of being amused. __ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com
In the past 100,000 years millions of women have died during child-birth. The casualty rate was high both for the child and the mother. Only 20th century medical technology has brought the casualty rate down. authfriend [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Mon, 01 Oct 2007 15:08:36 - Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Hey, BARRY relax Not only that, Nature performs an abortion on a large percentage of *fertilized* eggs as well. Not to mention all the perfectly viable frozen *embryos* created by in vitro fertilization that are discarded as so much garbage. And statistically speaking, Nature performs an abortion on up to 50 percent of fertilized eggs/ embryos/fetuses. That's called a miscarriage, and the vast majority of them occur before the woman even knows she's pregnant. God Himself allows all those wonderful human babies to be flushed right down the toilet. - Shape Yahoo! in your own image. Join our Network Research Panel today!
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Peter [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2006 10:49:58 +0100 Subject: Gem's from Bhagavan: Fate and Freewill - 2 Everything is predetermined. But a man is always free not to identify himself with the body, and not to be affected by the pleasures or pains consequent on the body's activities. (from Gems from Bhagavan, selected by A. Devaraja Mudaliar) - Tonight's top picks. What will you watch tonight? Preview the hottest shows on Yahoo! TV.
You made a very important point maam Judy. During the Zero wave ie before the coming of Agriculture, Women had lot of power including the right to choose her own mate. The coming of the First wave ie Agriculture eroded her rights and relgated her place in society to a secondary status. You said she is being redeemed. Yes, that is the coming of the Third wave. The equality of the Yin-Yang balance of Nature in human society will be Restored. Colour prejudice and Gender prejudice still exist in many parts of the world and they should be removed from the Human culture no matter where they exist. In the past 100 years Memes are driving the human evolution and they are shifting into overdrive. Conversely the influence of genes are becoming less and less. Some scientists even go to the extent of saying that we will eventually reach a point where the influence of genes will be Zero..!! Our relationships with each other is basicaly defined by whether we share the same Memes or Values. Take for example our forum FFL. It nothing but Memes slugging out with each other.!! Coming back to the point, Quality Wholistic education is necessary to bring further refinements to the human civilisation. authfriend [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Wed, 03 Oct 2007 16:26:45 - Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Marauding Men and the Myth of an Independent Woman Y'all need to read up on the Crone. Hers is a much more powerful, much more profound energy than most men can deal with. It's no wonder your friend finds her terrifying. That's why the patriarchal culture repressed and demeaned her; but lately she's being reclaimed. - Fussy? Opinionated? Impossible to please? Perfect. Join Yahoo!'s user panel and lay it on us.
Good fences make good neighbors, scientists find Sept. 13, 2007 World Science staff Can the cold reashy;sonshy;ashy;bleshy;ness of math head off the flamshy;ing irrashy;tshy;ionalshy;ity of vishy;oshy;lent conshy;flict? Mayshy;be, say reshy;searchshy;ers who this week reshy;ported that a mathshy;eshy;matshy;ishy;cal modshy;el can preshy;dict where ethshy;nic batshy;tle will erupt. Such studshy;ies could help polshy;ishy;cyshy;makers deshy;vise soshy;lushy;tions beshy;fore probshy;lems get out of hand, the scishy;enshy;tists said. More than 100 milshy;lion peoshy;ple have died in vishy;oshy;lent conshy;flict in the past censhy;tushy;ry, they added, ofshy;ten beshy;cause of clashes beshy;tween ethshy;nicshy;ally or culshy;turshy;ally disshy;tinct groups. The inshy;vesshy;tishy;gashy;tors found that ethshy;nicshy;ally mixed arshy;eas with poorly deshy;fined boundshy;aries were prone to conshy;flict. The stushy;dy, by scishy;enshy;tists at the New Engshy;land Comshy;plex Sysshy;tems Inshy;stishy;tute in Camshy;bridge, Mass., and Branshy;deis Unshy;iversshy;ity in Walshy;tham, Mass., apshy;pears in the Sept. 14 isshy;sue of the reshy;search jourshy;nal Scishy;ence. The aushy;thors deshy;vised a modshy;el based on the asshy;sumpshy;tion that vishy;oshy;lence doesshy;nt arise in highly mixed reshy;gions, since no groups conshy;sidshy;er the space enshy;tirely their own. Vishy;oshy;lence is alshy;so unshy;likely in reshy;gions where groups are sepshy;ashy;rate, beshy;cause they dont imshy;pose on each othshy;er and the boundshy;aries are clear. Inshy;stead, parshy;tial separashy;tshy;ion with unshy;clear boundshy;aries fosshy;ters conshy;flict, the reshy;searchshy;ers said. The modshy;el acshy;cushy;rately preshy;dicted the locashy;tshy;ions of reshy;ported conshy;flict in the formshy;er Yushy;goshy;slashy;via and in Inshy;dia, the scishy;enshy;tists reshy;ported. In esshy;sence, they said, the situashy;tshy;ion is much as deshy;scribed by the poshy;et Robshy;ert Frost in a well-known poshy;em, good fences make good neighshy;bors. Vishy;oshy;lence takes place when an ethshy;nic group is large enough to imshy;pose culshy;turshy;al norms on pubshy;lic spaces, but not large enough to preshy;vent those norms from beshy;ing broshy;ken, said Branshy;deis reshy;searcher May Lim. Usually this ocshy;curs in places where boundshy;aries beshy;tween groups are unshy;clear. Reshy;flectshy;ing an emergshy;ing dishy;recshy;tion in scishy;ence apshy;plied to soshy;cial polshy;ishy;cy, the study apshy;plied scishy;enshy;tifshy;ic prinshy;cishy;ples of patshy;tern formashy;tshy;ionofshy;ten used to deshy;scribe, for exshy;amshy;ple, how chemshy;ishy;cals sepshy;ashy;rate by type or by stateto a thorny soshy;cial probshy;lem. The reshy;searchshy;ers found that ethshy;nic vishy;oshy;lence ocshy;curs in preshy;dictable patshy;terns, just as do othshy;er colshy;lecshy;tive beshy;havshy;iors in othshy;er physshy;ishy;cal and bishy;oshy;logshy;ishy;cal sysshy;tems. The conshy;cept of patshy;tern formashy;tshy;ion, while it may have been origshy;ishy;nally deshy;velshy;oped to unshy;dershy;stand chemshy;ishy;cal sysshy;tems, is really a scishy;enshy;tifshy;ic modshy;el of colshy;lecshy;tive beshy;havshy;iors, in which you look at those asshy;pects that conshy;trol overshy;all beshy;havshy;ior, said co-author and Comshy;plex Sysshy;tems Inshy;stishy;tute presshy;ident Yashy;neer Bar-Yam. - Take the Internet to Go: Yahoo!Go puts the Internet in your pocket: mail, news, photos more.
You are correct Shri. Gimbel. Lust comes from the Second Chakra ie Orange Chakra. Love comes from the higher chakras. Unconditional Love ie Compassion comes only after Enlightenment. Robert Gimbel [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Wed, 03 Oct 2007 19:39:34 - Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Why Would an Enlightened Person Experience Sexual Lust No, no, no, a thousand times no! Lust is an energy devoid of love, heart and soul. It is an outward sensory experience. Greed is also like that. And the rest of the lower impulses, of the lower chakras. An enlightened person, doesn't experience lust. By definition: lust is devoid of love. When a person is enlightened, he is awakened to his/her true nature, of the soul, which is love, truth, and all the higher qualities of spirituality. So, sexual intimacy in enlightenment, is a high form of Tantra, and is an intimate expression of love. Many creative artist, were and are very passionate in love. Lust is an entirely different matter. We are here to learn many things: And one of the most important is to notice the difference; Between lust and love. We are so confused as a race, when it comes to sex. Priests molest children. All kinds of perversions. All this has nothing to do with love. Lust is another vibration, like greed, and in a way, like killing. It's a perversion of love. - Moody friends. Drama queens. Your life? Nope! - their life, your story. Play Sims Stories at Yahoo! Games.
In pre-agricultural, hunter-gatherer societies life was so tough and every member of the tribe was valuable. You cannot afford to suppress or Oppress anybody in those circumstances. You are busy most of the time trying to find food. Food was scarce. curtisdeltablues [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Wed, 03 Oct 2007 20:02:52 - Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Marauding Men and the Myth of an Independent Woman Let me guess, this was discussed on the pre-agricultural The View TV show, which, if I remember correctly, was still hosted by Barbara Walters back then. - Moody friends. Drama queens. Your life? Nope! - their life, your story. Play Sims Stories at Yahoo! Games.
I don't know if Shankara had that attitude. He went into the body of an householder and witness martial life for a month and then returned back to his body. Probably the purusha had that attitude. You are correct. Viewing women as enemies is very immature. Such people have a long way to go in evolution. If MMY did use his dick, the cost must be heavy. Two women are to write a book.?? curtisdeltablues [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Tue, 02 Oct 2007 15:22:14 - Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Rick FLAMING 2 People who are insulted by Rick offering certain women's experiences with their gurus, but are not insulted by the guru's reported behavior strike me as value challenged.. . Reporting what someone said to them about their experiences is far from gossip, and the jury is still out on whether it is fabrication isn't it? Trying to label it as gossip or fabrication when you don't have any direct knowledge is very TM movement, and wont work on people who have been around the block a bit. gossipy, roumormonging female tendency that was a loaded phrase wasn't it? It reveals the writers mistrust of women at the same time trying to use the old you are a girly man shaming argument as if this has worked on a dude since 1959. The biggest group of gossipers and rumormongers I ever met was when I lived with Purusha. Their inability to get along with women had as many causes as members. But there were plenty who took Shankara's lead and viewed women as a devious enemy, revealing their own social retardation. (not to be confused with calling them retards) These posts are vain attempts to shoot the messenger for information that some of us find interesting and credible. It is a feeble attempt to attack the person because you have nothing to refute the statements of women who felt a betrayal of trust from an authority figure, and you feel no sympathy for the human dilemma they found themselves in. Just the ol' protect the king and kill anyone who speaks against him. Even if you have to slander all women to do it. Gotta prove that MMY never used his dick at ANY cost! Good luck with that mission guys. Slamming Rick for offering their experiences to interested people is a nice mirror for your attitudes. And when and if there are revelations that Ravi or Amma turn out to be just folks like you and me I doubt Rick will be any more surprised than I would be. - Looking for a deal? Find great prices on flights and hotels with Yahoo! FareChase.
Cure for Bevan http://www.docbron.com/Meso-therapyCream.html bob_brigante [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Wed, 03 Oct 2007 21:26:10 - Subject: [FairfieldLife] Bad news for Bevan http://tinyurl. com/2qxgab - Be a better Globetrotter. Get better travel answers from someone who knows. Yahoo! Answers - Check it out.
Ha Ha, Captain America smokes cigarettes.?? Real bad for health man. Give it up if you do. Do you have any statistics on how much tobacco you guys export.?? Don't blame the Taliban if they export Heroin in return. Practice What You Preach. [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2007 07:45:43 EDT Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Here's a parable You left out the part at then end where he relaxed and lit up a cigarette. - Need a vacation? Get great deals to amazing places on Yahoo! Travel.
Don't get so upset sir Barry. Remember, every 28 days the unfertilised egg is eliminated and a New egg is formed. Technicaly speaking Nature performs an abortion every 28 days. Atleast those eggs could be used for stem cell research. TurquoiseB [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Mon, 01 Oct 2007 06:05:31 - Subject: [FairfieldLife] DS responds to mainstream20016 Re: Abortion Oh, goodie. :-) It's not every morning that I get a chance to start my day off with a good rant, but here I have two idiots offering me an opportunity to do so, on a silver platter. I simply cannot resist. [ the rest of mainstream's post, so carefully snipped by Judy, hereby reinserted ] [ my response to mainstream ] Ok, you guys started this. Now sit back and take what's comin' to ya. There is NOT ONE WORD in my original post in which I suggested that mainstream should not express his opinion on this subject. I did NOT tell him that he had nothing to say ON THE SUBJECT. I told him he had nothing to say about the *decision* any woman makes on this subject. And he doesn't. Mainstream, whether he believes it or not, really IS (at heart) one of those guys who *would* stand in the doorway of a doctor's office (which he would demonize by calling it an abortion clinic) and try to stop some woman from having an abortion. But he doesn't have the balls to do that. So instead he tries to make the woman feel GUILTY about her decision. That's the form of punishment he metes out for her type of sin. And when I stood up for the women and pointed out that he was trying to characterize them unfairly, he decided to try to mete out some of the same punishment to me. He made up a story in his head (which says a great deal more about him than about me) that I was the father of these poor, aborted fetuses, and that I was there at the women's side, urging them to kill these poor human beings without a care. I NEVER EVEN HAD SEX WITH ANY OF THESE WOMEN. THEY WERE MY FRIENDS. I can see how mainstream might have a problem with this concept. For him it must be difficult to imagine a man just being friends with a woman and trying to help her through a tough time. He'd much rather try to make her feel bad -- and GUILTY -- about having come to a decision about what to do with an unplanned and unwanted pregnancy. In his mind, that makes him some kind of moral giant, a man protecting the poor, helpless fetuses of the world against those callous women who would murder them. To me it just makes him JUST ANOTHER GUY, trying to impose his will on women whose will and whose rights he doesn't understand and doesn't respect. And when another guy comes along and busts him for being such a male chauvinist pig, he lashes out and calls me a liar, and makes up a whole story that some- how implicates me in the murder, and allows him to try to make ME feel guilty, too. Didn't work. All it did was inspire in me an enormous sense of pity for someone this insane, whose fanaticism has blinded him to the fact that what he's trying to do by expres- sing his opinion on a subject that doesn't concern him personally is make the women whom it *does* concern feel GUILTY about their decisions. I'm sorry, but pity is *all* I can feel for him. I did NOT say that he should speak about this subject -- he imagined that, and so did Judy (in his case because he's blinded by hatred for those he considers murderers, and he wanted to consider me an accomplice ; in her case because she's just blinded by hatred, period), and they made up stuff in my post THAT WASN'T THERE, and then turned it into an excuse to dump on me. Mainstream has nothing to say about whether a woman has an abortion. Even if he succeeded in getting laws passed to make it illegal he'd have nothing to say about it. He just hated being reminded of his powerlessness, and wanted to consider himself a big, powerful, moral MAN whose word had some authority over these women he con- siders murderers. Me, I was even worse -- a guy calling him on being an oppressive guy -- and so he had to invent some way that he could call me a murderer and try to make me feel GUILTY, too. That was his INTENT. It failed. I don't feel a gram of guilt. All I feel -- for him -- is pity. He is free to rail all he wants on this subject; I never suggested otherwise. All I did was tell him WHY he was really doing it -- to try to impose his will on women -- and that I thought it was pretty small of him. His response renders him even smaller in my opinion. As for Judy, well, I think everyone here knows that the only reason SHE chimed in was that it was just one more excuse to DUMP ON BARRY. She's a bitter old woman who has nothing going on in her life *except* trying to make other people feel bad about themselves. So in a very real sense she and mainstream are intent brothers. But Judy is an EDITOR. She should *know* that what she made up about my post is a lie. And she
Heh Heh, MMY does that to Bevan and Hagelin. MMY's stamp of approval gives Bevan and the other Caped Clowns a huge ego boost. Maharishi even implies that Rajaram Nader is enlightened. Rick Archer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2007 10:22:43 -0500 Subject: RE: [FairfieldLife] Ricks enlightened friends I agree with you about premature claims to enlightenment. I think they are common. If the people Im referring to were saying I have reached the pinnacle of human evolution or if they displayed egotism or even if they were setting themselves up as gurus, Id doubt them. All of them have achieved significant degrees of awakening, all acknowledge that theres plenty more growth to undergo, not only for themselves but for MMY, Amma, your guru, and any living being, no matter how enlightened, and all are living private lives and are not inclined to become gurus. If they were, that wouldnt rule out their enlightenment in my estimation, but it would make them suspect of ambition-based motives for claiming enlightenment. All of the folks Im referring to have TM backgrounds. A few have branched out into other things. If the gurus stamp of approval were an absolute necessity for realization, no one in the TM movement could become realized, because MMY doesnt do that. You can think you are realized yet not be. But if you are realized, youll know it. Your experience will be sufficient confirmation. And youll be the only one at your graduation. - Fussy? Opinionated? Impossible to please? Perfect. Join Yahoo!'s user panel and lay it on us.
Amigo how are you.? Ahmedinejad shoots himself in his foot by denying the holocaust. But his views on Israel are accurate. Israel is an illegal and artificial state based on a mythical judaism. Creation of Israel is an illegal and unethical act by the UN. He again shoots himself in the foot by denying Gays. But then Iran is such a fucked up society that a survey taken in Iran on which is the most attractive part of a woman,, Almost all the men voted that the ankle is the most attractive part of a women.!! ShempMcGurk [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 18:14:02 - Subject: [FairfieldLife] What's the difference between FFL and Columbia University Not much. They have very similar views of free speech. - TASE HIM, BRO! September 26, 2007 Ann Coulter anncoulter.com Democrats should run Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for president. He's more coherent than Dennis Kucinich, he dresses like their base, he's more macho than John Edwards, and he's willing to show up at a forum where he might get one hostile question -- unlike the current Democratic candidates for president who won't debate on Fox News Channel. He's not married to an impeached president, and the name Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is surely no more frightening than B. Hussein Obama. And liberals agree with Ahmadinejad on the issues! We know that because he was invited by an American university to speak on campus. Contrary to all the blather about free speech surrounding Ahmadinejad' s appearance at Columbia, universities in America do not invite speakers who do not perfectly mirror the political views of their America-hating faculties. Rather, they aggressively censor differing viewpoints and permit only a narrow category of speech on their campuses. Ask Larry Summers. If a university invites someone to speak, you know the faculty agrees with the speaker. Maybe not the entire faculty. Some Columbia professors probably consider Ahmadinejad too moderate on Israel. Columbia president Lee Bollinger claimed the Ahmadinejad invitation is in keeping with Columbia's long-standing tradition of serving as a major forum for robust debate. Except Columbia doesn't have that tradition. This is worse than saying the dog ate my homework. It's like saying the dog ate my homework when you're Michael Vick and everyone knows you've killed your dog. Columbia's tradition is to shut down any speakers who fall outside the teeny, tiny seditious perspective of its professors. When Minutemen leader Jim Gilchrist and his black colleague Marvin Stewart were invited by the College Republicans to speak at Columbia last year, the tolerant, free-speech- loving Columbia students violently attacked them, shutting down the speech. Imbued with Bollinger's commitment to free speech, Columbia junior Ryan Fukumori said of the Minutemen: They have no right to be able to speak here. Needless to say -- unlike Ahmadinejad -- the university had not invited the Minutemen. Most colleges and universities wouldn't buy a cup of coffee for a conservative speaker. Fees for speakers who do not hate America are raised from College Republican fundraisers and contributions from patriotic alumni and locals who think students ought to hear at least one alternative viewpoint in four years of college. And then college administrators turn a blind eye when liberal apple- polishers and suck-ups shut down the speech or physically attack the speaker. Bollinger refused to punish the students who stormed the stage and violently ended the Minutemen's speech. So the one thing we know absolutely is that Bollinger did not allow Ahmadinejad to speak out of respect for free speech because Bollinger does not respect free speech. Only because normal, patriotic Americans were appalled by Columbia's invitation of Ahmadinejad to speak was Bollinger forced into the ridiculous position of denouncing Ahmadinejad when introducing him. Then why did you invite him? And by the way, I'll take a denunciation if college presidents would show up at my speeches and drone on for 10 minutes about free speech before I begin. At Syracuse University last year, when liberal hecklers tried to shut down a speech by a popular conservative author of (almost!) six books, College Republicans began to remove the hecklers. But Dean of Students Roy Baker blocked them from removing students disrupting the speech on the grounds that removing students screaming during a speech would violate the hecklers' free speech. They had a free speech right to prevent anyone from hearing a conservative' s free speech. That's what colleges mean by free speech. (And by the way, my fingers are getting exhausted from making air quotes every time I use the expression free speech in relation to a college campus.) Tolerance of opposing views means we have to listen to their anti- American views, but they don't
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Technicaly speaking the controversy is about which hole you ejaculate your semen into.!! To some people it's a big issue, to some it's not. If you don't ejaculate into a hole, It's called a hand-job. Semitic religions, ie Judaism, Christianity and Islam are a pile of Shit. Their scriptures should be put in the shit list. oneradiantbeing [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2007 22:18:22 - Subject: [FairfieldLife] Homophobic Trauma - by William Edelen HOMOPHOBIC TRAUMA William Edelen January 28, 2007 I have always believed in the evolution of consciousness. Especially from those who blabber every Sunday morning from pulpits about something called love. Ugly and vicious internal battles are going on today in Episcopalian churches, as well as Methodist, Presbyterian and others. And of course all fundamentalist churches are in homophobic trauma. I am having doubts about the evolution of consciousness. A roll call of the brilliant gays and lesbians of history who have made giant contributions to our evolution as a species and to our cultural heritage, would include the following. King James (yes, of King James bible fame)Plato. .Alexander the Great...Leonardo Da Vinci...Gore Vidal...Michelangel o...Walt Whitman...Emily Dickinson... Gertrude Stein...Rock Hudson...Greta Garbo..W.H. Auden...Amy Lowell...Tennessee Williams...Thornton Wilder...Willa Cather...Jane Austen...Henry James...George Santayana... Babe Zaharias...Christop her Isherwood... Peter Tchaikovsky. ..Oscar Wilde...Clifton Webb...Ethel Waters...Frederick the Great...Liberace. ..Rudolph Valentino... James Dean...James Hormel...Ramon Navarro...Malcolm Forbes...Christophe r Marlowe...Phillip Johnson...Van Cliburn...Edward Everett Horton...John GielgudGeorge Gershwin...Adrian. ..Aristotle. ..Hadrian. ..Chastity Bono...Noel Coward...Agnes Moorehead... Montgomery Clift...Anthony Perkins...Virginia Woolf...Edward Albee...Andre Gide...Sumner Welles...Cole Porter...George Cukor...Marcel Proust...Rudolph Nureyev...Genet. ..Dag Hammarskjold. ..Martina Navratilova. ..John Chever...Aaron Copland...A. E. Housman...William Tilden...Greg Louganis...Ian McKellen...Richard Halliburton. ..Lawrence of Arabia...William Haines...Horatio Alger...Jean Genet...Ethel WatersLeonard Bernstein... and space limitations preclude my listing thousands more of many of the most creative and brilliant representatives of our species. I have two nephews. brothers, who often visited me on Marine Corps and Naval Air Stations. They always wanted to be a fighter pilot like their uncle Bill. They both became that. Both of them top Naval Fighter pilots. One became the Number one Top Gun of that elite group. His brother is gay and has been as far back as he can remember. Today he is a captain with one of Americas largest airlines and is one of the finest pilots in America. Gay. Robert Bernstein, former Senior Trial Lawyer for the U.S. Dept. of Justice, wrote an excellent book Straight Parents, Gay Children. He and his wife were told by their daughter that she had always been a lesbian. They embraced her with love, and marched with her in gay parades. Bob went on to become the National President of PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays.) one of the finest and most loving organizations in America. He had a full house when he spoke to my Sunday Symposium in Palm Springs. When is the good Christian love going to extend to the over 600,000 lesbian and gay youth under 18 years of age in California alone. The suicide rate is the highest in gay and lesbian children because of their families inability to accept who they are and give them the Christian 'love' they prattle about every Sunday in church. The Christian church has a 2000 year old history of opposing scientific truth and blocking moral issues: the brutal persecution of Copernicus.. .Galileo. ..Bruno.. .Vesalius and others; supporting slavery with biblical references.. .fighting against the rights of women, including voting...still an issue today where wives are told to stay in their place as biblically defined. How many future generations of morally sensitive people are going to be amazed, and laughing, at the homophobic ignorance and superstitions of todays churches? In the name of Christian love, the thin-lipped witch hunting moralists are at work. Poor things. They can hardly get out of bed in the morning without knees shaking,..hands shaking and lips quivering. The sexual world they have to face each day is full of fantasized goblins...devils. .evil spirits and bogeymen and their church fights over bedroom witch hunts. A closing question that any intelligent grade school child could ask: When are Christians going to start living the love they drivel about every Sunday.? - Luggage? GPS? Comic books? Check out fitting
Columns by Sauvik Chakraverti Antidote A natural order exists There is a natural order around us. This order is easily visible when we visit crowded commercial areas in densely populated cities. In Delhis Chandni Chowk, Bangalores Brigade Road, Tokyos Ginza, Londons Oxford Circus or Singapores Orchard Street the visitor does not find posses of armed policemen maintaining order. The order exists on its own. Homo Economicus is a rule-following animal. He obtains desired objects by following unwritten rules that have been learnt over generations. The study of these rules is the task of both the subject of Law as well as that of Economics. It is a tragedy that super-specialisation means there are very few who study both subjects today as Adam Smith and scholars of his generation had done. The fact that a natural order exists independent of any single human will is important for all governments to note, for it is evidence of a deeply ingrained commercial culture. Since culture is something that has evolved slowly over many generations without any government controlling it, as have language, money and morals, it is a towering achievement for any civilisation to be possessed of a deeply ingrained commercial culture. For this is the means by which savages have tamed their instinctual urges and submitted themselves to the rigorous discipline of obeying the rules of the game. The natural order in a city is evidence of civilisation: trading with strangers and living among them is human action that lies between instinct and reason, as Hayek put it. It is evidence of a change in human nature, with the instinct to snatch being replaced by the natural propensity to truck, barter and exchange. Simultaneously, life in a small tribe of known faces, all following a common purpose, has made way for rugged individualism, following ones own ends and purposes, serving strangers and being served by strangers in turn, while also being in ceaseless competition with them. No single will commands the order. This natural order makes the task of government relatively simple. If, on the other hand, the natural affairs of men resulted in a war of each against all, as was Thomas Hobbes paranoia, the task of government would be impossible. The proper understanding and comprehension of this natural order, then, is the first task of government. A government that understands this order and supports it gets an ally. Note that this natural order does not exist in Srinagar, Kashmir, where there are armed soldiers posted every five yards. What the government is doing there is a question that needs to be asked. Ditto Baghdad. How do the citizens of Srinagar and Baghdad get their daily needs met? What about Kabul? Should we first set up a vibrant market-place in these cities or should we try and install a government first and a democratic one at that? There is an interesting account of a British colonial civil servant in Baluchistan who, when faced with two warring tribes in his district, got them to assemble in neutral territory and trade peaceably with each other. Such civil servants (who invoked the market) were infinitely wiser than the diplomats who conduct international affairs today with brute military might. Good government is therefore based on the realisation that the society it seeks to serve is already a self-ordering one, possessed of ethics and rules that make a complex, competitive and impersonal market order possible. Through the market, every possible societal want is satisfied, almost entirely without recourse to either civil or criminal law. The market is the process by which humanity survives. A good government is one that preserves and protects the market order. A bad government operates as a predator on the market: it has the evil eye. At this point, let us recall the title of John Lockes famous work of 1690: Two Treatises on Civil Government. The term civil government has many deep implications. The word civil has its root in civilisation and civitas (which means city), and is related to civility, civil service, and civil society. In this path-breaking book, which laid the foundations of many free societies, including the USA, Locke says that: Men being by nature all free, equal, and independent, no one can be put out of this estate, and subjected to the political power of another, without his own consent. The only way, whereby any one divests himself of his natural liberty, and puts on the bonds of civil society, is by agreeing with other men to join and unite into a community, for their comfortable, safe, and peaceable living one amongst another, in a secure enjoyment of their properties, and a greater security against any, that are not of it. When any number of men have so consented to make one community or government, they are thereby presently incorporated, and make one body
Columns by Sauvik Chakraverti Antidote A natural social order 22 Go to any Indian bazaar, in the cities or the mofussils, and you will see innumerable hordes exchanging goods without the presence of any policemen or recourse to either civil or criminal law. This natural social order that already exists is the true subject matter of any science of society. There is a need for a science of society precisely because there is an order without design. If the order was the product of a central planner or a central legislature, then there would be no need for a science of society, because the particular arrangements of the planner or the legislature would explain and account for the order. The reason why this natural social order exists is because the elements, individuals like you and me, obey unwritten and even unknown rules when we go about our lives surviving through the processes of market exchange. The true social science, therefore, proceeds with the rule-following individual and thereafter attempts to derive theorems applicable to the whole. A true science of society must be based on individualism as well as subjectivism: that is, the mind of the thinking, acting human being. Once the individual is understood, then only can we begin to understand the big picture: society. An example of such an approach is history. To arrive at the big picture of, say, the industrial revolution, the good historian will study the elements first: the politics of the age; the literature and arts; the individual entrepreneurs and their daring ventures; the squalid conditions of the new industrial towns etc. Thereafter, he will compose a picture of that age. The false social science applies polylogic and conjures up conflicts between groups, which are then used to foment strife: fascism, racism, socialism, communism, trade unionism and Keynesianism are all examples of polylogic, false ideas of society based on group-think and aggregation. In reality, the very factual existence of the natural order is proof that the elements co-exist in harmony; and that just as God has made the movements of the celestial spheres harmonious, so also He has made the social world one in which individuals interact harmoniously through market exchanges. If we apply the individualistic method to our understanding of Indian society, we are left with a sobering conclusion: that there is a great deal of hope for us because almost all of us are rule-following animals plying their individual boats in the great waters. We are a civilised people with a deeply ingrained commercial culture which we do not understand, nor appreciate. This shows that the science of society is very much in its infancy. This is precisely because, neither in Economics, nor Political Science, nor Law, is this rule following individual the central focus of attention. There is, instead, something peculiarly socialistic in its conception: Sociology! Let us now sit back and imagine ourselves all as boatman-peddlers on the Dal Lake. For those who havent seen Srinagar, let me explain: as you idly sip kahwa on your house-boat deck, boatman after boatman pulls along selling goods as diverse as flowers and perfumes, leatherware and cookies. (I bought some charas, but thats another story!) This natural social order is present as much on the Dal Lake as anywhere else in the country, where the people follow unwritten rules of just conduct during their market exchanges. If all of society was composed of such people, if such a way of life was the universal ethic and the highest moral code, then humankind would have reached its zenith and perfection, and government would be unnecessary. Some impartial judges, some learned lawyers and that would be all. If this is an impossible ideal, so be it: but the true social scientist must visualise it, and direct all moral and intellectual faculties towards its attainment. Let us now turn our attention to the government. All the false social scientists who apply polylogic call upon this government to solve all the ills they believe society is possessed of. If people are poor, the government is to act. If people are unemployed, or sick, or whatever, call in the government. They all see the very same society all of us in our individual boats on the Dal Lake as full of imperfections, and they see the government as composed of perfectionists. But who are the individuals in the government? They are ministers, bureaucrats, policemen, generals, diplomats etc. How do they survive? They all survive because government tax collectors extort money from us. There are, thus, on our idyllic Dal Lake, many armed pirates who are snatching away at our honest gains. That is the government. The true Political Science, the highest principles of Jurisprudence, and the noblest ideals of Democracy concern themselves principally with the limits to this
Dr. Pete, I've been suffering from Trigeminal Neuropathy since 1999. The attacks were very severe in 1999, 2000, 2001. The symptoms have subsided for the past few years. My allopathic Doctor has put me on Gabapentin and Clonazepham. He said Alchohol chould not be taken under any circumstances while on these drugs as it would damage the liver permanantly. He said that Neuropathy occurs if there is 'kidney problem' or 'Vascular disorders' or 'Auto-Immune disorders' I have vascular disorder. I ruptured a vein in my left testes twice. First while playing tennis ruptured it inside the testes and second while getting down from a bike ruptured the same vein above the left testes in the left groin. I tore a ligament in my tibia while running and continued running not realising the seriousness of the injury and a major vein in my leg became varicated. Even doctors dont understand how this happened. Both Gabapentin and Clonazepham completely depresses the Sexual function and errection. You can call me an artificial bramachari. Are there any other medicines to treat Trigeminal Neuropathy and Peripheral Neuropathy.?? I would like your opinion on this. Peter [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Sun, 9 Sep 2007 07:22:02 -0700 (PDT) Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: An Inspiring Visit to Baba Muktananda Axis II disorders are refered to as the characterological or personality disorders. These are chronic and egosyntonic and much more subtle and more difficult to diagnose that the Axis I disorders. Vaj is making quite a funny when he writes Axis II TM/TMSP Practioner disorder. Symptoms include: a. A paranoid dislike of onions and garlic b. A vocal tic characterized by the phrase, Jai Guru Dev. c. A partial facial paralysis resulting in a permanent blissful smile with soft focused eyes. d. A delusional/hysteric al condition of believing one no longer has genitals and if genitals are admitted to, then no understanding of their sexual function. e. A delusional obsession that one's narrative. explanation of existence (supreme knowledge) is superior to all others regardless of the practical consequences of these obsessions (i.e., poverty, poor health, failed relationships, etc.) - Boardwalk for $500? In 2007? Ha! Play Monopoly Here and Now (it's updated for today's economy) at Yahoo! Games.
Interface Beetle in my pill Thursday August 30 2007 19:30 IST Maneka Gandhi I use homeopathy a lot. But when surfing the internet, when I came across this line: The Secretary, Department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani Siddha and Homoeopathy, is fascinated by the use of cockroaches in homoeopathic dilutions, my heart sank. Even more when I found it really happens. In India, cockroaches (blatta orientalis) and American cockroaches (blatta Americana) are used to treat chronic bronchitis, a form of asthma characterised by suffocation with an accumulation of mucus and acute cough and this medicine is standardised in the Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia of India. And that is not the only insect. Cantharis prescribed for burns and urinary tract infections is made from Spanish Fly, a beetle. Coccus cacti prescribed for whooping cough uses another beetle. European spiders are sourced for preparing tarantula hispanic for nervous disorders. The honey bee is used for insect bites and allergies. Lachesis is derived from cobra poison and is prescribed for all blood infections, blood poisoning and blood decay. The ladybug, Coccinella septempunctata, is used in neuralgic pains of the teeth, gums and mouth; the honeybee (Apis mellifica) relieves sore throats and insect bites. The Red fire ant (Formica rufa) is used for arthritic conditions, itching and crawling sensations upon the skin. The Black Widow (Latrodectus mactans) is a remedy for ailments of the heart including angina. Homoeopathic drugs are are not just made from vegetables and minerals. Unfortunately they also use animals 300 different substances have animal extract. According to the main manufacturers in this country they breed the animals and insects they use which I am not sure they have made legal by asking for permission from the government, which means there are laboratories in this country growing lice, cockroaches, mosquitoes, bedbugs, wasps, red ants, and scorpions. There are 300 substances of animal origin in the pills, granules or liquid granules, gels, syrups, pills or collyriums. Some of the whole animals crushed and used live include jelly fish, lice, American cockroach, the Indian cockroach, mosquito, honey bee, bed-bug, red ant, wasp, spiders, scorpions, snails, locusts, caterpillars, scabies mites, kissing bugs. red starfish, roasted sponge, yellow viper, copperhead snake, red coral, rattlesnakes, coral snake, purple fish, cobras, leeches, and skunks. The whole animals that are used dried include Spanish fly, beetle, and green lizard. Some of the secretions from animals used are Orchitinum (from the testicular extracts of man), Ophorinum (from ovarian extract of cow), Hippomanes (from the amniotic fluid taken from an unborn or newborn horse), Moschus (from dried secretions of the male musk deer), and Oleum morrhuae (from cod liver oil). There are products of animal glands/hormones too. Examples are pancreatinum (from pancreas of beef), pepsinum (from the stomach of pig), pituitary (from the posterior portion of the pituitary gland of sheep), thyroidinum (from whole endocrine glands of sheep or calf), oophorinum (from the ovary of cow, sheep), thyroid gland of sheep, and lecithin from animal brains. The brief list I have given is only a small sampling of completely bizarre ingredients. The rest you can find at any Homeopathic Meteria Medica or ask your homeopathic doctor and watch him squirm around as he tries to answer. The origins The word Homeopathy is taken from the Greek, homoios meaning like and pathos meaning disease. It was established in 1796 by the German doctor Samuel Hahnemann who posed that injecting a substance with similar effects to those of an illness and which would be toxic at a high dose could cure that same illness with the use of an infinitesimally small dose. Thus coffea (based on coffee) can be used to treat palpitations and insomnia. Hahnemann used the same chemical drugs, animal parts, herbs, reptiles, insects, metals, minerals, acids, and radioactive material which are still employed by modern homeopathic and allopathic doctors. He believed that the remedies took on the spirit, especially in the case of the animals, reptiles, and insects. A common practice of his was to suffocate live birds into the alcohol to capture the spirit of the animal into the remedy. This is still practiced today in such homeopathic remedies as Formica Rufa or Myrmexine, used in the treatment of arthritis made from crushed live ants. - Park yourself in front of a world of choices in alternative vehicles. Visit the Yahoo! Auto Green Center.
For the past 300 years Science has been uncovering the Laws of Nature slowly. I feel pretty Good about it. I don't have total knowledge to understand how they interact in every circumstance, but I have a fairly good idea of how things work on the wholistic level. Thanks to Maharishi and other masters as well [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2007 12:00:18 EDT Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Female is Original , Male is addition And how does that make you feel? Do you know and understand all of those laws of nature and how they interact with one another under every circumstance? - Park yourself in front of a world of choices in alternative vehicles. Visit the Yahoo! Auto Green Center.
This is interesting, Amigo. Fidel 'bugbear' Castro often trumpets the superiority of the Cuban health-care system over other countries including US..!! Maybe Fidel knows that his country is rotting and just playing a political game to stay in power.?? ShempMcGurk [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2007 03:45:03 - Subject: [FairfieldLife] Sicko SICKO boxofficemojo. com U.S. Release Date: June 22, 2007 Distributor: Lionsgate Director: Michael Moore Running Time: 2 hours and 3 minutes MPAA Rating: PG-13 (brief strong language) Medical Profession Distorted in Emotionalist Diatribe by Scott Holleran The Bill O'Reilly of pseudo-documentarie s, self-promotional blowhard Michael Moore, presents Sicko, a distortion of reality from start to finish that purports to address a crucial issue: health care. Having declined to review Moore's smash, Fahrenheit 9/11, and having missed his anti-business Roger and Me and anti-gun Bowling for Columbine, this writer was prepared to laugh, or at least chuckle, at the mess that constitutes today's mongrel health care system in America (and I've covered health policy for newspapers and non- profits). But this hooey, billed as a comedy, is as funny as a heart attack. Moore covers health care like Fox News covers religion and the war in Iraqwithout providing essential facts. He starts with the claim that 18,000 people die each year from a lack of health insurance, an idiotic assertion. People die. They die of cancer, heart disease and other causes. Individuals have a right to choose not to buy insurance (an idea governors Mitt Romney, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ed Rendell reject)and that means they choose to live without securing a means of paying for catastrophic illness. Taking personal responsibility is not among Moore's values. Neither is disclosing whether he met with communist dictator Fidel Castro or Cuba's Communist Party officials to obtain special treatment for those Americans he illegally brought to the island dictatorship for medical treatment, a low act of depravity, even for Moore, who tacks on a singularly offensive display of communist propaganda. How many enslaved Cubans died so that his pre-selected participants could get cheaper drugs and a new set of teeth? This is a country where kids are stripped of their milk ration at the age of six. That the dishonest Cuba portionmorally repugnant to anyone who recognizes man's rightsprovides Sicko's climax ought to tip the movie's theme that a society ruled by force is acceptable; the ends justify the means. That there is no right to speech, travel or association in Cuba, let alone the right to makeor seea movie, is lost on Moore and his sick bunch. Tracked by overbearing music, emotionalist pitchesa diseased couple with six kids is shocked they can't afford health care in their elder years yet we never learn about how they chose to spend their money and what treatment decisions they've madeand a moral premise that health care is a right, Sicko grates on and on, neither making an argument or an especially interesting or amusing point. Key assertions are false. For example, when Moore blasts Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs)a term created by a leftist college professor, which Moore does not discloseusing the Nixon administration' s HMO Act, he conceals that the bill's primary sponsor was a liberal Democrat: Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts. That's right: the leftist intellectuals railing against HMOs are the bastards who created themby force, requiring that American businesses include HMOs in employee health coverage. You'd never know that from Sicko, which also fails to mention that every world leader from King Hussein to Boris Yeltsin sought medical treatment in the world's most productive nation with the best quality health care: the United States of America. Moore is on firmer ground when he points out that socialized medicine was expanded by America's current president, a devout Christian who agrees that health care is a right, though Moore doesn't describe it that way. The factdespite manipulative flashes of socialized medicine in Britain, Canada and Franceis that, for all intents and purposes, America already has socialized medicine (that is the proper term for government intervention in the medical profession), and it's typically instituted by conservatives. Medicaresubsidized care for every American over age 65is not capitalism. Moore ignores this self- evident truth and the possibility that government-controll ed health care is impractical because it is immoral. Moore is no more interested in exploring morality than are the conservatives who shoved Medicare drug subsidies down our throats (emptying our wallets), leaving Sicko holding up one of L.A.'s worst hospitalsthe dreaded government-run King/Drew medical centeras a model, harming his subjects with invasive
Should we take the delusions of these deranged men as divine religion.?? Semitic religions ie Christianity islam are Virus memes that have gone out of control. It's a form of collective madness that is very much similar to Slavery, Foot-binding, Female Circumcision, Sati burning and Female infanticide etc etc. boo_lives [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Sat, 07 Jul 2007 15:00:25 - Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Jesus Camp Every single fundamentalist christian I've spoken to the past 30 years is absolutely convinced they are going to heaven and every non christian is going to hell. who cares how they justify it, conduct or grace or donations to the church, the point is that's their arrogant and closeminded belief. actually that fundamentalist christians don't give a rats ass about conduct is one of their big problems. have you read the immensely popular left behind books - floating up to heaven and not being left behind to get zapped with the non believers by jesus is the major motivator for them. for fundies grace is just a pretty word for superiority. - Get the free Yahoo! toolbar and rest assured with the added security of spyware protection.
Sir Shemp, i've been reading your posts for along time. I have come to the conclusion that you were a Wooly Mammoth in your previous incarnation. - Pinpoint customers who are looking for what you sell.
Page 11 All-chatting-calling e-mail is here Special Correspondent Bangalore: A year-old U.S.-based Internet application developer has just released a tool that significantly pushes the envelope of seamless, global communication. Yoombas offering of the same name, allows any one with an e-mail address to contact any other e-mail addressee ... and with a click of the mouse, convert the off-line contact into an instant chat based on text messages or even a live voice call. The beauty of Yoomba lies in its simplicity: Well-known e-mail services such as GMail, YahooMail or MSN offer instant communication modes like live chat but they work only within the mail group. That means GMail can chat with GMail only. And Net telephone applications such as Skype also work within closed groups. Now, we are offered a tool that bypasses the administration of individual e-mail services and allows one to chat instantly or talk, as one would on the telephone, with any other e-mail address owner, using what is known as peer-to-peer networking. The tool is a free service from www.yoomba.com and by just entering your e-mail ID at the site, you initiate action to receive a key for the download which takes less than five minutes at typical connection speeds in India. Once installed, you can activate all e-mail accounts and make them Yoomba-enabled. Of course, you must invest in a head-phone-microphone combo (which costs a couple of hundred rupees) and connect it to your PC if you want to use Yoomba to make telephone calls. Invitation The first time that you try to call or instant-chat with another e-mail address, Yoomba will send an e-mail invitation inviting the recipient to install the software. Once your friend does that you are all set. Just clicking on the phone icon besides the e-mail ID in your address book, sets off a very realistic ring tone at both ends... and the two parties are talking to each other! When this correspondent tried it out with a few friends the quality was excellent. You can also switch to the loudspeakers of your PC or use a built-in mike. Yoomba is so simple, anyone from age 7 to 70 can be up and running with the tool in minutes. It allows you to invite all the people on your regular mailing list to join in. But you need to use this feature with some care, otherwise you will be sending out spam to a lot of angry e-mailers! At the global launch of the product on Friday (Indian time) Yoomba founder-Chief Executive Elad Hemar is reported to have said that he planned to keep the service free for now and make money through advertisements. Yoomba is a compelling application that one hopes no one will throttle it at birth. The Hindu - Never miss an email again! Yahoo! Toolbar alerts you the instant new Mail arrives. Check it out.
Sci Tech IT TRENDS Tomorrow's television today? TV, as we know it, is being challenged by multiple technologies NIKLAS ZENNSTROM is a Swede. Janus Friis is Danish. The two inventor-entrepreneurs first came together in 2000 to create the compelling Internet peer-to-peer file sharing technology known as Kazaa. It was controversial. The music companies came down like a ton of bricks on the company that offered Kazaa, accusing it of encouraging piracy. Cool tool By then Zennstrom and Friis had sold Kazaa to an Australian outfit called Sharman but over 4 million 'satisfied' users had downloaded the cool music exchange tool. In 2003, the Scandinavian duo came up with their second inspired idea: an easy way of making cheap telephone calls from PC to PC via the Internet, which they called Skype. The free software was downloaded by over 170 million users, many of whom went on to use a paid version which allowed one to call any telephone including land lines or mobiles. In 2005, the auction site e-Bay bought Skype from its creators for $ 2.6 billion. Compelling idea What do you do with that sort of money? If you are Niklas and Janus, you plough most of it into your next invention. They have just done it. It is called Joost (pronounced `juiced') and it may transform forever, the way we receive and watch television. The idea is so compelling that within days of announcing their offering, they received a further infusion of $ 45 million from 5 investors last week, including major US-based TV andmovie players like CBS and Viacom. This is how it works: If you go to the Joost web page (www.joost.com ) you will see an invitation to download the Joost beta (Friends edition) by simply giving your name and email address. Attractive menu The software reaches your mailbox within seconds. It works on all PCs running Windows XP, with a processor 500 MHz or faster, 512 MB of RAM memory, 48 MB of video memory and the version 9.0 or later of DirectX. Once installed, Joost opens an attractive menu, which offers over 100 TV channels to view. These include select programming from MTV, CNN, Sony Pictures, library of feature films, a number of children's channels... the list keeps growing as more and more mainstream terrestrial and satellite TV content providers join the queue of those who want to be seen on Joost. Already there are a number of interactive features you can rate a programme or chat with friends about it while watching which go beyond what most of us can do with our TV sets. What is the commercial model? All these TV content players who are offering their programmes to Joost will share the on-site advertising: the ads will not intrude too much at less than 3 minutes to every programme hour. What makes all this viable? It is the increasing availability of broadband speeds for the Internet. Thanks to BSNL's bold initiative, and the domino effect it is having on the private providers, many Indian viewers already enjoy the Net access speeds which will allow them to sign up for the free Joost service and enjoy reasonably smooth streaming TV quality right now. Joost may be compelling but it is not the only bright idea knocking around in the television space today. All the new technology directions, have one thing in common: They exploit the Internet what is known as IP TV or Internet Protocol TV. Only weeks ago, Apple, makers of the iconic iPod music player, unveiled Apple TV, a small box which in essence, was a 40 GB hard disk with a wireless connection and a stripped down version of the Mac OS X operating system. Streaming content Hooked to your TV on one hand and an Internet connection on the other, it allowed you to stream content from an ITunes library on the Net to the TV or play movies or music you may have saved on the hard disk. A similar approach has been used by WalMart and Amazon in the U.S., which allow paid users to download movie content to be played on their PCs or TV. Two other approaches There are two other current approaches to harnessing the ubiquity of Internet to extend the reach of TV. SlingBox, a small tuner-Net device, when attached to a TV set, allows one to `shift' the place where you can watch its content (including Cable TV channels), to up to four other devices PC or mobile that could well be on another continent... thanks to the Internet Protocol. Another device launched late last year is Pinnacle PC TV To Go... which helps place-and-time-shift the content on one's TV, by wirelessly linking its box. Interestingly the $ 250 Pinnacle device that was launched in the U.S. this year (it has just come to India) is based on technology created by Indian brains at Monsoon Multimedia and known here under the name `Hava.' SlingBox too was crafted by Indian engineers at the Bangalore end of SlingMedia, the parent company.
Almost everyone in FFL at some point in his life thought that Maharishi was the 'real deal'. That's the real reason people got attracted to Maharishi in the first place. If you guys later on changed your opinions due to various reasons, that's fine. That's your karma. What interests me the most is how Rick Archer changed his opinion after being a Bug eyed Cult zombie. CurtisDelta was too enlightened to listen to the advice of his Chiropactor and continued to hop on his butt till his back got permanently damaged. If any 'flirty fishy' female was there in TM-mov't that was a bonus. ShempMcGurk [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Fri, 06 Jul 2007 14:54:52 - Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Things I can laugh at now... Robert Crumb used to complain how he never ever got any of that free love that was supposed to be so prevalent in the '60s. I empathize because I never got any of that free love in the '70s. When I read stuff like that above, I imagine that I would have eagerly joined the Children of God cult had just one good- looking Flirty Fishy female allowed me to partake of her honeypot. I would have been so grateful that I would have willingly signed away both my life and my then meager $800 net worth. - Ready for the edge of your seat? Check out tonight's top picks on Yahoo! TV.
Here are two stories for my Amigo Shemp. OLD VERSION: The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away. Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed. The grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold. MORAL OF THE STORY: Be responsible for yourself! MODERN VERSION: The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away. Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while others are cold and starving. CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, and ABC show up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to a video of the ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food. America is stunned by the sharp contrast. How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so? Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah with the grasshopper, and everybody cries when they sing, 'It's Not Easy Being Green.' Jesse Jackson stages a demonstration in front of the ant's house where the news stations film the group singing, 'We shall overcome.' Jesse then has the group kneel down to pray to God for the grasshopper's sake. Nancy Pelosi John Kerry exclaim in an interview with Larry King that the ant has gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper, and both call for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his fair share. Finally, the EEOC drafts the Economic Equity and Anti-Grasshopper Act retroactive to the beginning of the summer. The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugs and, having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the government. Hillary gets her old law firm to represent the grasshopper in a defamation suit against the ant, and the case is tried before a panel of federal judges that Bill Clinton appointed from a list of single-parent welfare recipients. The ant loses the case. Ted Kennedy, Harry Reid and Dick Durbin say justice has been served. The story ends as we see the grasshopper finishing up the last bits of the ant's food while the government house he is in, which just happens to be the ant's old house, crumbles around him because he doesn't maintain it. The ant has disappeared in the snow. The grasshopper is found dead in a drug related incident and the house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders who terrorize the once peaceful neighborhood. MORAL OF THE STORY: Be careful how you vote. - Be a better Globetrotter. Get better travel answers from someone who knows. Yahoo! Answers - Check it out.
A little old lady is walking down the street, dragging two plasticgarbage bags with her, one in each hand. There's a hole in one of the bags, and every once in a while a $20 bill is flying out of it onto the pavement. Noticing this, a policeman stops herMa'am, there are $20 bills falling out of that bag... Darn! says the little old lady..I'd better go back and see if I can still find some. Thanks for the warning! Well, now, not so fast, says the cop. How did you get all that money? Did you steal it? Oh, no, says the little old lady. You see, my back yard backs up to the parking lot of the football stadium. Each time there's a game, a lot of fans come and pee in the bushes, right into my flower beds! So, I go and stand behind the bushes with a big hedge clipper, and each time someone sticks his little thingy through the bushes, I say: $20 or off it comes! Hey, not a bad idea! laughs the cop. OK, good luck! By the way, what's in the other bag? Well, says the little old lady, not all of them pay. - Don't be flakey. Get Yahoo! Mail for Mobile and always stay connected to friends.
I'm sorry Shempji, but things don't work that way. Our ability to control Weather systems and Climate is slowly becoming a reality. Cloud seeding is already done in 35 countries over the world. It's just a matter of decades before we aquire the ability to neutralise Tornados, Hurricanes, heat in the deserts, sand-storms, even EarthQuakes.! http://www.defensetech.org/archives/002163.html http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=viewArticlecode=THE20051008articleId=1061 The frightening part is what we are going to do with it, once we acquire that kind of capability. shempmcgurk [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Fri, 08 Jun 2007 23:01:37 - Subject: [FairfieldLife] Al Gore: ban Shiva Associated Press -- June 7, 2007 In an apparent extension of his proposal that CO2 in the atmosphere be reduced, Al Gore today called for the elimination of Shiva, the Destroyer. Anything that destroys is negative, said Gore. It simply isn't right that a destructive force such as Shiva be allowed to continue to exist and wreak havoc on the environment. Gore was asked whether he wanted to eliminate the other two basic forces in the universe as well. We have no problem with either Vishnu or Brahma as the former is responsible for maintenance in the universe and the latter for creation. These are good, positive forces. We only want negative, destructive forces eliminated. We're only for positive things. Vaclav Klaus, the President of the Czech Republic was swift to respond. The nature of life is change. It is constantly changing. In order for change to occur, destruction of what exists must occur. Destruction as a force is as equally important as creation. Mr. Gore seems to view the world and the environment as an unchanging static organism. But it can and does change...continuall y. Be it polar ice caps or the weather, change has always occurred and will continue to take place. However, some people can't come to terms with the ever-changing nature of life. Psychologically, it takes them out of their comfort zone because they seek permanence in the relative field, something that is impossible. Therefore, when they observe change occuring in life they seek an answer to explain a phenomenon that, on the face of it, is unpleasant and icky to them. It is akin to those who seek answers to irrational acts, such as the assassination of John F. Kennedy. To accept that just one single, insane gunman could bring down the president of the United States is so inconceivable to many that they construct conspiracy theories in order to bring rationality to where it doesn't exist. In the same way, Gore assumes unpleasant change that he observes occuring in nature -- such as an unusually strong hurricane season or a hot summer -- must therefore be due to some manmade unnatural cause. He then seeks to find a cause that will explain the unpleasantness. He has done that by assigning the cause of global warming to manmade CO2 and he now wants to do that with an entire force of nature, Shiva, because destruction seems to him such a nasty thing. Asked if he still felt whether Mr. Gore's sanity should be questioned, Mr. Klaus replied: yes. - Building a website is a piece of cake. Yahoo! Small Business gives you all the tools to get online.
You got to be Joking. It's been well established that most Pesticides have a molecular resemblence to female hormones. They contaminate the eco-system and cause effemination of males. shempmcgurk [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Tue, 05 Jun 2007 15:18:51 - Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Fateful Voice of a Generation Still Drowns Out Real Science Rachel Carson was probably responsible for more human deaths than Pol Pot, Fidel Castro, and Che Guevara combined. Her science -- the Science of Scare -- is being replayed today as the Science of Global Warming. In other words, not a science but a fear- mongering religion in which Al Gore is the Pope and David Suzuki one of his Cardinals. - Got a little couch potato? Check out fun summer activities for kids.
Exc. Bevan Morris and Exc. John Hagelin announced in their press conference today that the Raam Currency will be available in UNLIMITED quantities from Today afternoon onwards. He also said that the first two or three years of Vedic agriculture might result in loss, but will be compensated in future profits. http://www.globalcountry.org/EasyWeb.asp?pcpid=763 - Yahoo! oneSearch: Finally, mobile search that gives answers, not web links.
Turquoise is a writer in France. Turquoise is a mutant Ninja Turtle. Turquoise is a three toed Sloth bear in South America. Turquoise is a Klingon on the Federation hit list. Turquoise is a plant eating Bug in a Rain Forest in Congo..! Turquoise is a drink in a Mexican restaurant. Turquoise is a mighty Roman Warrior in 200 BC. Turquoise is a pea brained Snail in Galapagos islands. Turquoise is an abandoned rusting Tank used in the Second World War. Turquoise is an ET living 230 million light years away. Which one is correct..?? TurquoiseB [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2007 07:50:26 - Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Spirituality Paradox Contradictions Spirituality All True Interesting, but I also found it interesting that she didn't offer much justification for *why* she's saying what she's saying about becoming comfortable with contradiction. She did mention the mental body vs. the heart, but to me that's NewAgeSpeak. One additional point of information that can actually give some justification for her stance is in MMY's olde saying, Knowledge is different in different states of consciousness. Even *within* his system there are paradoxes, depending upon which state of consciousness he is speaking about, or from. The description of reality is different from the POV of waking state, or CC, or GC, or UC. Total contra- dictions. But very possibly all true. It seems to me that the attempt to claim that some- thing is true, and to actively get someone else to buy into that truth, is an attempt to get them to *share your state of consciousness* . Any appeal to others to believe something that is true only from the unenlightened waking state is, almost by definition, an appeal to these others to look at the situation *from* the POV of unenlight- ened waking state. If these others are looking at the situation from another state of consciousness, from the POV of, say, UC, then the situation as described by someone in the state of ignorance is *not* true, for them. But the folks who feel the need to *convince* these others that they know the truth often keep ham- mering away at the UC POV, telling it that it's wrong, and that they should look at things from the right POV. Which in this case, of course, is ignorance. If you need an example of this, look at Rory's recent post #140834. I thought that was a marvelous example of stepping back and expressing the same situation from a completely different POV and SOC, from which it looks entirely different. What *seems* true when looking at the situation from one POV is no longer true when looking at the same situation from another POV. Something to bear in mind when trying to claim that your POV is true. When you make that claim, aren't you *really* saying, *Mine* is the POV or SOC from which 'truth' is determined? - Looking for earth-friendly autos? Browse Top Cars by Green Rating at Yahoo! Autos' Green Center.
This is what three TM-tutors in the indian TM-org told me. TM was formulated about Two thousand years before the Advent of Adi Sankara..!! TM is more than four thousand years old..!! GuruDev Bramananda Sarasvati taught TM to Maharishi,,, almost literaly giving it to him on a Silver plate..!! Maharishi did NOT travel by foot. People sponsored his trips which he went by trains and buses. CurtisDeltaBlues [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2007 16:48:53 - Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Lutes' account of MMY's early days Thanks for posting this Bob. There is a contradictions in his account from MMY's own account. Since he was so close to MMY it is interesting that he would tell a different story. I am beginning to wonder if it is MMY who told different versions to different people. But for his official version that is played repeatedly on his courses, we are all familiar with that one so my pointing out the difference certainly wont bring a flurry of resistance, it will just be an obvious fact that we can work out together... C: A few years before he became Shankaracharya, the old sage made one of his rare ventures out of the wilderness. It was at this time that Maharishi saw him in a procession and the experience was something like spiritual love at first sight. Maharishi, a twenty-year- old student, felt an overwhelming desire to be near and serve the great master. Me: In his taped account he came to see Guru Dev in a house at night for the first time and caught a flashy glimpse when a car headlight illuminated his face. There was no procession. C: He sought out the Guru Dev who told him to first finish his education and then come. Two years later, having earned his degree, Maharishi headed for the monastery of Jyotir Math in the Himalayan religious center of Badrinath, there to devote his life to the Guru Dev, to serve at the feet of my master. And this he did for thirteen years until the swami passed on. Over the years, Maharishi would be asked hundreds of times to talk about his past. Reporters were especially curious. But his answer was always the same: Once you take the vows of the monk, past life is forgotten. He told me long ago that when you become a bramachari, or monk, you no longer relate to your family or to any of your background. Me: So is his obvious connection with his family in the indian movement a departure from his vows? He set them up with sweet jobs, that is definitely relating to them, in fact showing them favoritism. If in fact they are actually getting big bank accounts from the movement's finances, this would also seem to contradict this vow business. So either Charlie is misquoting him or he is not following his own standards. C: From time to time, over the ages, this special technique is brought back into focus. The Guru Dev chose Maharishi to do it now. Where the Guru Dev acquired the knowledge isn't known; whether it was given to him by his own guru many, many years ago, or whether it came to him from his attunement with the Infinite. The Guru Dev was a master of masters, a master of all paths. His comprehension was universal. What Maharishi had inherited was the quintessence of Transcendental Meditation. It was like a magnificent raw diamond requiring the skill of an expert cutter and polisher. Maharishi now had to structure the knowledge and make it workable. What was the best way to teach it? What were the modes of practicing it? How could it be made appealing to the masses? None of the other monks or holy men could help him. He alone had received the knowledge from the Guru Dev. (snip) Me: Here Charlie seems to be trying to share credit for TM between MMY and Guru Dev. Since the simple japa style meditation is so common in India I don't really get this claim. (I know the magic effortless nature of the practice story) The mantras are not meaningless sounds to Indians so for them this aspect of how it is presented in the West is absent. So it seems a bit dubious that TM is so unique. Having spent a short amount of time after getting out of TM practicing some other versions I am not so sure this claim of uniqueness is valid. I know many others here have much more experience with different forms of meditation so I will leave this topic to the experts. C: He had traveled more than 1,500 miles, most of that distance on foot. Me: Puleeze! Monks get free rides on Indian trains. MMY super hiker! Guru Dev super camper! How did such outdoor types end up with the pasty faced crew that are their most devoted followers? - Take the Internet to Go: Yahoo!Go puts the Internet in your pocket: mail, news, photos more.
I think Nixon scrapped the 'Gold Standard' in 1971. There was also an outward flight of Dollars as it was adopted as the Global Reserve Currency in the early 70's. Billions of ' float dollars' circulated in the world economy never reaching the American shores...!! The value of the US dollar is also artificialy high. Churchill made the same mistake which almost killed off the Brit manufacturing. The world has to revert back to the ' Gold standard' for a more stable economy. Silver, Platinum and Niobium can be used along with Gold. I wonder what ' standard' TM-org uses to print Raam..!! http://www.house.gov/paul/congrec/congrec2006/cr021506.htm off_world_beings [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2007 03:30:30 - Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Request to Rick to burn my months posts for Ron Paul Your chances of finding on interenet are as good as mine, but it is a wide platform from the things I have seen, so maybe if you ask specifics, I could answer them. Regarding your federal reserve question. I don't understand Ron Paul's exact thinking on this, so if anyone else does let me know, but I know he is going in the right direction. But do you know what the Federal Reserve actually is? Answer: Nothing. It does not exist, except on paper, so abolishing it will make no difference whatsoever, except cut out the middle man. The governement borrows money, through the Federal Reserve from the banks (based on the LAW that the banks are allowed to lend every dollar they own, one hundred times ! ! ! ) That means if I was a bank, and had 100,000,000 dollars, I could lend 10,000,000,000. The Government gets its debt from Federal Reserve which just funnels ficticious money from the banks. There is no federal reserves. The banks are able to get away with this because the biggest feuler of the US economy is the Military Industrial Complex (Haliburton et al). Without this input the US economy would flounder. Haliburton, a US company, has its head offices in the TAX HAVEN Cayman Islands. Its head office is a tiny office with a phone and answering machine which does nothing. No people. Nothing. Do you still want to keep the ficticious Federal Reserve which has no money? Not since your founding fathers started printing British pounds sterling money illegally has there been such a scam. OffWorld - You snooze, you lose. Get messages ASAP with AutoCheck in the all-new Yahoo! Mail Beta.
http://www.usembassy-china.org.cn/sandt/sex-industry.html A Close Look at China's Sex Industry [related link: Red Light District a book on prostitution in China] by Zhong Wei (Lianhe Zaobao -- Singapore October 2, 2000) Summary: There isn't very much reliable data about China's sex trade. For lack of good data, let's take a look at data released on anti vice campaigns since 1999. Take Beijing, for example. Two anti vice campaigns in Beijing during 1999 involved enforcement actions at 6000 hair salons, baths, and other establishments were vice is easily concealed. This July Beijing police arrested 4101 gamblers, and 1866 establishments in violation of vice laws. Each large sex establishment can house 100 prostitutes while a hair salon might have ten prostitutes. One can estimate from this that Beijing has at least 200,000 - 300,000 prostitutes. Another example is Fuzhou. During a five days in July, 13,000 sexual companions were arrested and 5604 establishments were found in violation. Fuzhou seems to be in a worse situation than Beijing, so perhaps there are 100,000 prostitutes in Fuzhou. Guangzhou and Shenzhen, as China's first windows to open to the Western world got an early start so the proliferation of prostitution there is even more astonishing. There, prostitution is closely tied to organized crime, corrupt local officials, and underground vice marketing organizations that use hotels, places of entertainment and other semi-public locaux to provide sexual services. Jiangsu Province: in Hangzhou City, at just one establishment, the Xunmeng Gewuting [Searching for Dreams Dance Hall] three or four hundred prostitutes and their clients congregate. In that region there is a big demand for prostitutes so that in Wuning City a prostitute wholesaling center appeared. In Yining City alone, there are 25 of these establishments and 40 underground exchanges. There prostitutes wait for a boss from a sexual services center to come and take them away. Business is good. In Wuhan, the call girl service has even developed to the point of needing a work permit. In Guangzhou to the city of Dongwan, there are many apartments where merchants from Hong Kong and Taiwan live -- the apartments rent girls to them. In Taiyuan, Shanxi Province, there are nearly 5000 registered dance halls and after investigation another 3000 turned up. Taiyuan may well be the world's prostitution capital -- just counting the girls working at the over twenty large dance hall cities and 60 sauna establishments, there are nearly 100,000 prostitutes. During the 1997 floods, many top officials were paying attention to the famous courtesan Chen Li... In Jiangsu Province, Danyang district, prostitutes are known for stopping diners and trucks on the roads to offer their services. In Kunming and other places, prostitution services have developed to the point of vehicles with beds. Prostitutes are people living on the edge, struggling for existence. If we estimate that 20 million prostitutes earn 25,000 RMB annually, that comes to 500 billion RMB or is 6 percent of the PRC GDP. More over, China's new left economist Yang Fan estimates that half of the prostitutes income goes to consumption, so that represents consumption of 250 Billion RMB. Prostitutes need quite a lot of equipment: beepers, cell phones, cabs, apartments or rooms in homes, expensive clothes and fine cosmetics and even bodyguards, pharmaceuticals.. so the sex industry may well move the economy along with an annual level of consumption of 1 trillion RMB. The sex industry is certainly a significant part of the Chinese economy. When we consider that the Chinese GDP in 1998 and 1999 was 7.8 trillion RMB and 8.3 trillion RMB, the contribution of the sex industry to the GDP comes in at about 12.1 - 12.8 percent. Thus it is not moonshine to talk about the economic importance of the sex industry. The economist Yang Fan even estimates that with the implementation of the Regulations on the Management of Places of Entertainment issued by the State Council during the latter half of 1999, the Chinese GDP dropped by one percent. How did China's sex industry get to be so big? Over the past two decades, economic changes have been too big and have come to fast. Morals have been changing and the population pressure is more and more apparent. When everybody was poor, being rich was seen as evil. The words let a few get rich first was a clever formula, but it didn't say just how this was to be done. Or which people in which areas in which classes could get rich first. As the old house collapses, some time is needed for the construction of new values and the rule of law. The combination of the traditional worship of power with the new worship of money created a disaster. Little could be done about it. Some relied on power to get money. Some relied on the protection of
The ability to appreciate several points of Views simultaneously is a very powerful Taoist technique that will enable you to see the larger picture and see how it all fits in. I'm curious to know TomTraynor's opinion on this.?? TurquoiseB [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Thu, 31 May 2007 08:49:41 - Subject: [FairfieldLife] Stories Maharishi is one of the greatest spiritual teachers the world has ever known. He is a living saint, fully enlightened, and thus incapable of doing anything that is not fully in accord with the laws of nature. There- fore anything that anyone says against him is false, and indicates that the person saying it is either deluded or has some malevolent intent towards this great saint. He's one of the world's 'good guys,' and anyone who speaks ill of him is a 'bad guy.' Maharishi is a con man who has systematically ripped off the gullible seekers who have followed him for decades. He promises them everything -- including enlightenment -- and delivers on almost nothing. And to protect himself he has created an autocracy that punishes any questioning of his authority or his essential 'right' to dictate to his followers what they should do and think with excommunication or worse (legal action should they violate the copy- rights he has taken out on common domain techniques and knowledge). He's a 'bad guy,' and anyone who tells the 'truth' about him (as defined above) is a 'good guy.' Global warming is a serious problem that threatens the future of humanity and the Earth, and those who attempt to diminish its importance are enemies of humanity. Global warming is a scam perpetrated by 'scientists' who are in it for the money, and who are putting over one of the biggest frauds in history on their fellow human beings. Polticians of the Republican/Democrat ic Party (pick one) are 'good guys' who have the welfare of the population as a whole in their hearts. Anyone who says something negative about them is doing so because they *oppose* the welfare of the population as a whole. Such people are liars and are not to be trusted. Polticians of the Republican/Democrat ic Party (pick one) are 'bad guys' who have sold out to the interests of those who control them from behind the scenes. The only thing they care about is themselves, and putting more money and more power in their pockets. Anyone who says something negative about them is doing so because they *oppose* these self-interested actions, and are acting from a sense of heroism, 'protecting' the welfare of the population as a whole. Such people are heroes and are to be trusted implicitly because they *are* heroes. I am 'right' because because the sources I have quoted to support my position are 'better' than yours. You are 'wrong' because because the sources you have quoted to support your position are 'lesser' than mine. My view of who I am and what I do and why I do it is 'correct' and yours is 'incorrect,' because I say so. No one could *possibly* believe the things you're saying about me, so the fact that you're saying them means that you are intentionally 'lying' about me. Your view of who you am and what you do and why you do it is 'incorrect' and mine is 'correct,' because I say so. I *do* believe the things I'm saying about you, and you just can't handle the possibility that they're true. What do all these stories have in common? First, obviously, they're all Just Stories. NONE of them are 'true' or 'truth' -- they're just stories that we tell ourselves and others. The other thing that all of these stories have in common is that they are all OPINION. No matter how many 'facts' or 'sources' one trots out to support them, opinions they are and opinions they remain. There is NOTHING you can do to make them more than opinion. Can't we all just get along? Can't we have opinions of our own without believing that the opinions of others are lesser or wrong and that the others who hold these opinions are lesser than we are or less right than we are? What if we lived in a universe in which ALL of the stories we tell to ourselves and to others are true, and just *seem* to be contradictory? What if the universe supported ALL of these seeming contradictions, without missing a step, and found a way to reconcile ALL of them? It seems to me that we DO live in such a universe. If it can reconcile all these seemingly contradictory stories, why can't we? - Looking for earth-friendly autos? Browse Top Cars by Green Rating at Yahoo! Autos' Green Center.
Opinion - News Analysis Faith in oil growth could bring economy crashing George Monbiot Our future prosperity has been hardwired to rising use of transport fuels, without a thought for the supply drying up. MOTORISED TRANSPORT is a form of time travel. We mine the compressed time of other eras the infinitesimal rain of plankton on the ocean floor, the settlement of trees in anoxic swamps and use it to accelerate through our own. Every tank of fuel contains thousands of years of accretions. Our future depends on the expectation that the past will never be exhausted. The energy white (policy) paper the U.K. Government published last week talks of new taxes, new markets, new research, new incentives. Anyone reading the chapter on transport would be forgiven for believing that the Government has the problem under control: as a result of its measures, we are likely to see a great reduction in our use of geological time. Buried in another chapter, however, there is a remarkable admission: The majority (66 per cent) of U.K. oil demand is derived from demand for transport fuels which is expected to increase modestly over the medium term. To increase? If the government is implementing all the exciting measures the transport chapter contains, how on earth could our use of fuel increase? You won't find the answer in the white paper. It mysteriously forgets to mention that the Government intends to build another 2,500 miles of trunk roads and to double the capacity of our airports by 2030. Partly to permit this growth in transport, another white paper, also published last week, proposes a massive deregulation of planning law. There is no discussion in either paper of the implications of these programmes for energy use or climate change. There are plainly two governments of the U.K., one determined to reduce our consumption of fossil fuel, the other determined to raise it. What happens beyond the medium term is anyone's guess. But it should be pretty obvious that more roads and more airports will mean that our rising use of transport fuel becomes hardwired the future health of the economy will depend on it. So the government must have examined this question. If our economic lives depend on continued growth in the consumption of transport fuels, it must first have determined that such growth is possible. Mustn't it? Last week I phoned four of the government departments concerned in the hope of finding this assessment. But it does not exist. The white paper and the civil servants I spoke to referred me to a book published by the International Energy Agency, set up by the Organisation fro Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) after the 1974 oil crisis. This in itself is odd. On every other issue that might affect the U.K.'s security or economic growth, the Government conducts its own assessments. But in this case it relies exclusively on one external source. This reliance seems even odder when you read the IEA's book and discover that it's as polemical as my columns. Before it presents any evidence, the book dismisses people who have questioned future oil supplies as doomsayers. It announces that it has long maintained that none of this [the possibility that oil supplies might be reaching a peak] is a cause for concern. Though it expects the global demand for oil to rise by 70 per cent between now and 2030, and though it anticipates that output from the world's existing oilfields will decline by about 5 per cent a year, it is confident that new supplies will make up the difference. It bases this assessment on the finding that the level of remaining reserves of oil has been remarkably constant historically, in spite of the volumes extracted each successive year. As the IEA must know as well as anyone else, this is partly because the level has been forged by members of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), the oil producers' cartel. The quota assigned to a member of OPEC reflects the size of its reserves. All members have a powerful interest in exaggerating their reserves in order to boost their quotas. The IEA admits in another report that Saudi Arabia has posted a constant level of reserves (260 billion barrels) over the past 15 years, despite the fact that it has produced over 100 billion barrels in the same period. Where has the magic oil come from? But it is the OPEC on which the IEA's optimism relies. The growth in global demand will be met, it says, by a 150 per cent increase in oil production from the Middle East by 2030. What if this oil doesn't materialise? It is a question the IEA raises then rapidly drops. Because of the uncertainties over the respective amounts of resources and reserves, it is difficult to predict the moment of peak oil, when production might be expected to start to decline. Estimates range from today to 2050 or
Unrestricted War: the leveller Compensating for the PLA's slow rate of military modernisation, Chinese military strategists have published a new theory of warfare that focuses on the weaknesses of potential adversaries. Dr Ehsan Ahrari investigates. ALTHOUGH economic development is Beijing's foremost priority, since 1991 China has been steadily modernising its armed forces. Aside from initiating various modernisation programmes for the People's Liberation Army (PLA), Chinese strategic thinkers have also started to concentrate on making the best of their relative military weakness. A number have concluded that China should look for the 'Achilles' heels' of its potential adversaries and enemies. Since the implosion of the Soviet Union, the only powerful potential enemy facing China is the USA - a superpower that has successfully used its economic power to build its military muscle. China has always been wary of both US intentions in the Asia-Pacific region and US aspirations to be a dominant force in the international arena. It has never ruled out the potential for future military conflict with the USA. The future status of Taiwan might be a key source of friction, but it is by no means the only one. China is also fully aware of its economic underdevelopment and the attendant military weakness vis-à-vis the USA. So how should it handle the reality of US military power? The answer is to study the weak points of the US war machine and warfighting style and try to master the US mindset regarding war. Only then, say Chinese strategists, will China be able to level the playing field in a future military conflict. So what major lessons has China drawn about the overall US approach to war? First and foremost, Americans greatly value human life. The human losses absorbed by US forces in two World Wars were heavy, but in view of what was at stake, the US perspective was that the sacrifice was worth taking. However, the Second World War might have been the 'last good war' the USA fought. The Korean War, although fought under the banner of the UN, became an unpopular domestic issue in the 1950s; the Vietnam War almost tore the social fabric of the country apart. The USA's political will to get involved in military conflict has dramatically diminished, unless it is possible to fight from a distance and with minimum human loss. Secondly, the USA's near obsession with minimising casualties in military conflict means it will rely heavily on technological systems to keep its troops as far from harm as possible. Since the USA has always preferred quality to quantity in its military research and development and the production of military wherewithal, its weapon systems have generally been rated as far superior to those of the former Soviet Union or other European countries. Conflict in the 1991 Gulf War was decisive: proof of the qualitative superiority of US war-making technology. Nevertheless, no country, no matter how superior a force it might create at a given time, is entirely invulnerable. If its adversaries try hard enough, they are likely to find weak points. Since US forces are heavy consumers of high-technology equipment, an adversary should examine in detail the major technological systems used by US forces to determine which ones are vulnerable and at what point in the evolution of a military conflict those systems could be attacked or even destroyed. Thirdly, US forces have been victimised twice by acts of terrorism in Saudi Arabia. The potential for transnational terrorism remains a source of concern for US strategic planners. This substantial pre-occupation with potential acts of terrorism against US troops deployed on foreign soil has made the issue of 'force protection' a crucial one for US commanders. The essence of the doctrine Unrestricted War, the book by two senior colonels of China's People's Liberation Army/Air Force (PLAAF), Qiao Liang and Wang Xiangsui, mentions the use of terrorism as a strategy of war. Colonel Qiao has pointed out in an interview about the book: You will find . . . not a single word about how China should use the 'terror war'. He added: Unrestricted war . . . is a double-edged sword and is not aimed at the war plans of a specific country. However, the USA is the chief focus of analysis for Qiao and Wang. Their interpretation of US foreign policy behaviour is highly unconventional, and at times their phraseology is similar to that used by anti-US groups in different parts of the world. What seems to have brought this book to the attention of the Western media is that it was written by two senior PLA officials and that it was reportedly read not only by the Chinese defence and foreign policy establishment but also by President Jiang Zemin himself. Unrestricted War has been described by some in China as an original theory in two decades, and the emergence of a new
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http://www.livescience.com/environment/050630_oceans_acid.html Acid Buildup in Oceans Threatens Food Chain By Robert Roy Britt, Senior Writer posted: 30 June 2005 11:55 am ET Industrial and auto pollution could turn Earth's oceans so acidic by the end of this century that the entire marine world will be threatened, a new report warns. The study, issued today by the Royal Society in the U.K., documents the rise of carbon dioxide, or C02, which occurs naturally and is also emitted in the burning of fossil fuels like coal and gasoline. If CO2 from human activities continues to rise, the oceans will become so acidic by 2100 it could threaten marine life in ways we can't anticipate, said Ken Caldeira, co-author of the report. This report should sound the alarm bells around the world, said Chris Field, director of the Carnegie Department of Global Ecology. It provides compelling evidence for the need for a thorough understanding of the implications of ocean acidification. It also strengthens the case for rapid progress on reducing CO2 emissions. Caldeira is a staff scientist at the Carnegie Institution's Department of Global Ecology in Stanford, Calif. He did the research while at the federal government's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Marine plants soak up carbon dioxide and convert it to food during photosynthesis. The CO2 is also used to make skeletons and shells, which ultimately become sediment on the sea floor. In that way, the oceans act as a giant carbon sink. Some scientists estimate that more than a third of all human-produced C02 has been absorbed by the oceans. What could happen Caldeira and his colleagues conclude that too much C02 in the sea could have adverse effects. When CO2 gas dissolves into the ocean it produces carbonic acid, which corrodes shells of marine organisms and can interfere with their ability to take in oxygen. If current pollution trends continue, increasingly acidic water could hamper shell and coral formation and negatively impact the lives of crucial organisms such as phytoplankton and zooplankton that form the bottom of the food chain, the scientists say. Any significant die-off of small creatures would have a deadly ripple effect throughout the watery ecosystem. But Caldeira is careful to point out that nobody knows how all this might play out. We can predict the magnitude of the acidification based on the evidence that has been collected from the ocean's surface, the geological and historical record, ocean circulation models, and what's known about ocean chemistry, Caldeira said. What we can't predict is just what acidic oceans mean to ocean ecology and to Earth's climate. International and governmental bodies must focus on this area before it's too late. Anyone with a swimming pool or hot tub is familiar with the terms involved. Acidity is measured on a scale of pH (potential of Hydrogen). It runs from 1 to 14, with 7 being neutral. Anything that lowers pH makes the solution more acidic. Over the past 200 years, the pH of the surface seawater has declined by 0.1 units, which is a 30 percent increase in hydrogen ions, Caldeira's team determined. Creating Ice Age effects The decline is about what occurred as the last Ice Age ended. Humans have already had as big a chemical impact on the oceans as going from the ice ages to today, Caldeira told LiveScience. That change from the ice ages occurred over thousands of years, whereas most of the changes we have produced have come over the last century. This buildup of hydrogen ions comes with a reduction in carbonate ions, which are the building blocks of calcium carbonate that corals and other organisms use to grow skeletons, according to a separate report last year issued by the The Pew Center on Global Climate Change. The Pew report, led by Joan Kleypas of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), reached a similar conclusion. Kleypas also said that corals are being damaged by increases in water temperature at the surface, a side effect of the controversial global warming that most scientists say is being exacerbated by industrial emissions. Coral reef ecosystems are going to be significantly impacted by climate change, Kleypas says. They're already being degraded by both climate change and by direct impacts such as overfishing and habitat loss, and the combination of these stresses can be devastating. Another study in December found that as up to 20 percent world's coral reefs have been destroyed, largely by warmer water and increases carbon dioxide. Reefs serve as homes for other marine life and protect shorelines against erosion. Kick 'em when they're down Further, a report yesterday said the sea is becoming less salty due to extra fresh water flowing in as a result of a warmer climate. Caldeira
International Mugabe ready to seize foreign firms Andrew Meldrum and Simon Bowers Law could force firms to hand over 51% of shares President Robert Mugabe's government is preparing to seize majority shares in all of Zimbabwe's foreign-owned businesses and mines, a move that economists warn would be as damaging as the widespread land seizures in the country. Top of the list of companies expected to be targeted are London-listed mining groups such as Rio Tinto and Anglo American, though recent remarks by Zimbabwean Ministers suggested banks such as Standard Chartered and Barclays could also be hit. One Minister said ``imperialist companies'' would be targeted as they had been operating with what the President described as a ``sinister, regime-change agenda'', according to reports. A senior source at one British company with a presence in Zimbabwe said any such move would ``confirm Mugabe as operating what is, to all intents and purposes, a terrorist regime''. Mr. Mugabe's Cabinet has approved proposed legislation to force all foreign-owned companies to cede 51 per cent of their shares to black Zimbabweans. The empowerment bill is going through a final drafting process before it is presented to Parliament, said top government officials. The Mugabe government has already drafted an amendment to the Mining Act, which requires all foreign-owned mines to have 51 per cent of their shares owned by ``indigenous'' Zimbabweans. In both proposed bills it is widely understood that the new black Zimbabwean shareholders would have to be closely tied to Mr. Mugabe's ruling party, Zanu-PF. Officials have said if companies cannot find acceptable indigenous Zimbabweans then the Government can make suggestions. Economists warn the actions would severely hurt Zimbabwe's already battered economy, which is suffering 3,700% percent inflation, the world's highest. Zimbabwe's economy has shrunk by 50% percent since 1999, an unprecedented contraction in a country not at war, according to the World Bank. The seizure of majority stakes in businesses and mines would increase inefficiency, mismanagement and corruption, according to many business executives, who point to the disastrous land seizures. Once a food exporter, Zimbabwe has been reliant on international food aid for six consecutive years. Independent analysts say the new moves are simply the latest example of Mr. Mugabe's plundering of the economy. ``Mugabe operates on a patronage system and he is running out of farms to give away to his supporters,'' said independent Harare economist John Robertson. ``Now he is looking for new areas of the economy to hand over. If this legislation becomes law, it will be like legalising theft. It will be a death knell to many companies.'' Cabinet approval of corporate seizure legislation has been widely anticipated by many multinational groups. British American Tobacco once counted Zimbabwe among its lead growers but has dramatically scaled down operations in the country. Rio Tinto sold off its gold and nickel mining operations to locally owned Rio Zim in 2003. - Guardian Newspapers Limited 2007 - The fish are biting. Get more visitors on your site using Yahoo! Search Marketing.
http://economistsview.typepad.com/economistsview/2007/05/ paul_krugman_fe.html Paul Krugman: Fear of Eating With all the problems with the food supply lately, are you anxious about the food you are eating? If so, Paul Krugman says Milton Friedman is to blame: Fear of Eating, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times: Yesterday I did something risky: I ate a salad. These are anxious days at the lunch table. For all you know, there may be E. coli on your spinach, salmonella in your peanut butter and melamine in your pets food and, because it was in the feed, in your chicken sandwich. Whos responsible...? Some blame globalization; some blame food-producing corporations; some blame the Bush administration. But I blame Milton Friedman. Now, those who blame globalization do have a point. ...[S]ince the Food and Drug Administration has limited funds..., it can inspect only a small percentage of imports. This leaves American consumers effectively dependent on the quality of foreign food-safety enforcement. And thats not a healthy place to be... [L]ast month the [FDA] detained shipments from China that included dried apples treated with carcinogenic chemicals and seafood coated with putrefying bacteria. You can be sure that a lot of similarly unsafe and disgusting food ends up in American stomachs. Those who blame corporations also have a point. In 2005, the F.D.A. suspected that peanut butter produced by ConAgra ... might be contaminated with salmonella. According to The New York Times, when agency inspectors went to the plant..., the company acknowledged it had destroyed some product but...... refused to let the inspectors examine its records without a written authorization. According to the company, the agency never followed through. This brings us to our third villain, the Bush administration. Without question, Americas food safety system has degenerated... [S]ince 2001 the F.D.A. has introduced no significant new food safety regulations... This isnt simply a matter of caving in to industry pressure... The ... United Fresh Produce Association says that ... without strong mandatory federal regulations..., scrupulous growers and processors risk being undercut by competitors more willing to cut corners on food safety. ... Why would the administration refuse to regulate an industry that actually wants to be regulated? Officials ... are also influenced by an ideology that says business should never be regulated, no matter what. The economic case for having the government enforce rules on food safety seems overwhelming. Consumers have no way of knowing whether the food they eat is contaminated, and in this case what you dont know can hurt or even kill you. But there are some people who refuse to accept that case, because its ideologically inconvenient. Thats why I blame ... Milton Friedman, who called for the abolition of both the food and the drug sides of the F.D.A. What would protect the public from dangerous or ineffective drugs? Its in the self-interest of pharmaceutical companies not to have these bad things, he insisted... He would presumably have applied the same logic to food safety (as he did to airline safety): regardless of circumstances, you can always trust the private sector to police itself. O.K., Im not saying that Mr. Friedman directly caused tainted spinach and poisonous peanut butter. But he did help to make our food less safe, by legitimizing what the historian Rick Perlstein calls E. coli conservatives: ideologues who wont accept even the most compelling case for government regulation. Earlier this month the administration named, you guessed it, a food safety czar. But the food safety crisis isnt caused by the arrangement of the boxes on the organization chart. Its caused by the dominance within our government of a literally sickening ideology. EconomistsView - Park yourself in front of a world of choices in alternative vehicles. Visit the Yahoo! Auto Green Center.
You feel like a Schrödinger's cat..?? Rick says that reconciling the Positives and Negatives of TM-org, MMY is an interesting challenge. Rick obviously admits that are positives in TM and MMY..!! Maharishi is a Quantum entity and so, perhaps you can't pass a 'Black and White' judgement on him..?? Paradox of the blazing Brahman..?? shempmcgurk [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Tue, 22 May 2007 13:42:45 - Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: My response to a friend's suggestion that we engage in a discussion about the movement . Their mistake, obviously, was not putting gold paint on the edges of the books they published. . Rick Archer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Tue, 22 May 2007 08:02:37 -0500 Subject: RE: [FairfieldLife] Re: My response to a friend's suggestion that we engage in a discussion about the movement . Whats with this journal obsession? I have no problem with the research. It shows TM is effective and many ways. I dont dispute that. What I do is take ALL available information, throw it in the pot, and try to make a palatable stew of it. The more controversial things I have come to believe, based on evidence I find credible, do not negate the many positive things about TM, MMY, etc. For me, reconciling them just presents an interesting challenge. . TurquoiseB [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Tue, 22 May 2007 10:58:49 - Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: My response to a friend's suggestion that we engage in a discussion about the movement . well said, Rick. As it turns out, I had a similar conversation with a former Rama student recently. Like your friend, this gal was trying to save me from my backsliding ways and help me return to a proper and correct understanding of who and what Rama (Frederick Lenz) was. I tolerated it for a few moments, making jokes the whole time, trying to get her to lighten up. But lightening up just wasn't in the picture, because she had decided that I really needed to be saved, and that she was just the one to do the saving. So finally I said to her, Look...here is where I'm at with regard to any of this. Anything I think or believe about Rama is just a theory, and one that I am not particularly attached to. I am willing to state at any time that I could be completely WRONG in my ideas about who and what he was. Can you say that about YOUR beliefs about him? She hemmed and hawed and dodged the question for some minutes, but I kept repeating it, saying that if we were to have any kind of meaningful discussion, we should start off on the same footing, both of us with ideas about the man we were discussing, but both of us willing to admit that these ideas might be WRONG. She kept dodging. I kept repeating the ques- tion. Finally she flew into a purple-faced rage, yelled at me for a few minutes, and stormed off, hopefully never to darken my door again. The thing is, she was UNABLE to say the words, I might be wrong. She couldn't get them out of her mouth. To do so would have opened a Pandora's Box for her that she wanted no part of. Her faith was based on the abso- lute *certainty* that she was right, and she could not, even for a moment, admit even the *possibility* that she might be wrong. I kinda suspect that the friend who wanted to help you would have reacted the same way... - TV dinner still cooling? Check out Tonight's Picks on Yahoo! TV.
DuveYoung, I know Global-Warming is real because I have seen it's effects myself with my own eyes. What i have seen, happening to the climate, rivers and glaciers over the past 25 years is clear proof that it's a threat. Right now the Temperature in India is 107' F. I admire you, DuveYoung. It's people like you who make me feel, life is worth living. Duveyoung [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Sun, 20 May 2007 16:39:55 - Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Swindle out on DVD in 2-3 weeks Shemp, Shemp, Shemp, You continue to write as if the corporate world is not dumping toxins anywhere they damned well please. Could you just do me a favor and google pollution and see if you can read even five minutes before you puke. You seem -- SEEM -- to believe that the industrial revolution's pollution has been insignificant -- socially, environmentally, financially, psychologically, and spiritually. Am I right about that or am I getting a completely wrong take on you? Shemp, listen to me. Once, I drove in a car for over an hour in Indonesia along a canal. Next to that canal, for an hour's drive remember, was every manner of cardboard-shack housing imaginable, and that canal was where they got their water, washed and dumped their filth. Toddlers playing in muck, old women over tiny fires with rusted pots, and blight in all directions. The smell alone would knock you to your knees, Shemp. I don't know how many people I passed that hour, but it was in the tens or even hundreds of thousands. All living in squalor of such hideousness that the entire Indonesian government should be hung for crimes against humanity. Hung without due process, without a trial -- this village of the damned was prima facie evidence that would have any jury making up their minds and voting for the death penalty while walking to the juryroom. That, Shemp, is the true face of the industrial revolution, and it's been going on without end since it started. It's not just about airborne soot from China, it's about the human misery we're all turning a blind eye towards. Shemp, Shemp, Shemp, what don't you understand about black lung disease, sweat shops, migrant labor, apartheid, Darfur cleansings, World War II Japanese internment camps in California, fixed elections, gerrymandering, elitism, fascism, Big Brother, and the Dresden Firebombing? The fact that global warming may or may not be connected to this pollution is not the issue -- it is merely a cause célèbre, a calling to arms, a rallying flag for the Greens who see pollution and globalism and human rights as the core issues -- not saving water front properties in Florida from the ocean rising 20 feet due to, you know, all of Antarctica melting. Shemp, you seem to be on the side of the bad guys. Say it ain't so. Edg - Get your own web address. Have a HUGE year through Yahoo! Small Business.
[FairfieldLife] Re: Muslims should memorise such facts and be strong against psychological warfare!!!......read and remember.......DONT BE FOOLED BY PROPAGANDA
Semitic religions, ie islam and Christianity, are intolerant, closed systems and are also anti-women. If a deranged man's delusions can become a World religion, People in FFL can write a better religion than the prophet..!! They are just a World-View of a particular era. Within a hundred years of Mohammed dictating the Koran the muslims had conquered an empire larger than any before it. This religion did not spread due to it's appeal or righteousness. It was spread by bloody massacre and brutal subjugation. Letters were sent out to the leaders of all nations. The Muslims are coming. Resistance is futile. We can not be defeated for we love death more than life. Submit or die. Mohammed himself preached the value of terror. Massacre beyond what is necessary. Be infamously brutal. So those in the next city will tremble with fear. And submit, or die. Islam is a faith born out of terrorism. Extract from report by Polly Toynbee in Guardian newspaper ...When it comes to something as basic as women hidden from view behind religious veils, is it really so hard to say this is a bad practice? The veil turns women into things. It was shocking to find on the streets of Kabul that invisible women behind burkas are not treated with special respect. On the contrary, they are pushed and shoved off pavements by men, pinched in the butt, jostled aside as if almost sub-human without the face-to-face contact that recognises common humanity. The veil is profoundly divisive - and deliberately designed to be. No one need be a Muslim to understand the ideology of the veil, because covering and controlling women has been a near-universal practice in Christian societies and in most cultures and religions the world over. Western women have struggled hard to escape, but not long ago women here were treated as chattels and temptresses, to be owned by men and kept out of men's way, to be chaperoned, hidden, powerless, under compulsory rules of modesty. Women's bodies have been the battle flag of religions, whether it's churching their uncleanness, the Pope forcing them to have babies, the Qur'an allowing wife-beating, Hindu suttee, Chinese foot-binding and all the rest... In Pakistan there was an incident incident reported on the net and on other media sources(I have forgotten the names, as I read that close to a year ago. However you can search the CNN archives to verify the story.) A poor laborer's/farmer's (?) elder brother had died, and this fellow married his sister-in-law. There was a female child from this earlier marriage who was in her late teens. Upon marriage,this laborer/farmer had also had two more daughters. Now his step-daughter was suspected of having an affair which was not approved in a tribal societal setting. The step-father, one night came home and entered the room in which his daughters and mother were sleeping with a butcher's knife and placed hand over the mouth of his step-daughter, and hacked her head off in two/three blows. The mother was weeping (in a whimper) and he threatened her too. Then he approached his two child daughters and placed his hand over their mouth and had their heads chopped off. He later surrendered to the police upon absconding for a few weeks. When questioned, he stated that he killed his step-daughter just because she was *suspected* of being a wanton. Then, he stated that his child daughters were also killed because he suspected that when they would reach puberty they would be also commiting adultery and he did not want to do anything with tat in the future. So, he decided to get rid of an anticipated trouble. He also admitted that he would do such acts again, as honor killing is permitted in the Islamic percepts. His qazi and mullah had advised him that such was permissible under Islamic law. B. Further, who doesn't know about the Mukhtar Mai incident ? Mukhtar Mai was raped at the behest of the tribal elders somewhere near Multan, Pakistan. The case created a lot of furor. She traveled abroad and was exalted. But, look what Pakistan's President Musharraf stated in the WASHINGTON POST: - When questioned about rape of women and their most inferior status in the orthodox Muslim society, such as in Pakistan, Musharraf dismissed the whole notion saying that women in Pakistan get raped intentionally; the reason is that they would then state their pathetic condition to the Human Rights agencies in the West, and typically get their immigration status to Canada/USA expedited. Of course, Musharraf later recanted.(Little to Musharraf's knowing, WP had that interview as an audio file.) C. Let us see what the Quran says about women: It says men have a degree (of advantage) over them 2:228 ; that the witness of woman is worth half of that of man. 2:282; that women inherit half of their male siblings, 4:11-12; that a man can marry two or
This is what an eco-scientist said on Discovery channel recently. If we successfully make the transition to Clean, Green energy sources and stop pollution and preserve the eco-systems, We will go down in history as the Greatest generation ever. but if we let the planet fall apart, we will go down in history as the most vilified generation ever. Duveyoung [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Fri, 18 May 2007 19:01:26 - Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Swindle out on DVD in 2-3 weeks Shemp, Okay, I gotta stomp on your concept. Hang onto your hat, I'm not saying you're a bad person. First, let me admit that it could just be that our sun is a bit warmer lately, and that's all there is to global warming. Could be. BUT . . . If Gore is completely wrong, so what? If The Great Global Warming Swindle makes a fool of anyone who thinks that global warming is humanly caused, so what? Do you mean to say that dumping BILLIONS OF TONS of industrial chemicals into rivers, oceans, land fills and atmosphere is okay by you? It's one thing to have the polar bears die off and not have a smoking gun from industry to blame, but the ocean is dying off right now too, and it ain't the sun doing it. There's a million gage shotgun still smoking in the hands of GM, Ford, Haliburton, Dow, General Mills, etc. All the laws that Gore would have enacted would mostly, methinks, be about forcing upstream pissers to keep it in their pants. What does it matter if the whole of human kind cleans up the planet for the wrong reason -- how can there be a wrong reason for that? 25% of L.A. smog is now Chinese soot. How dark does the sky have to get for you? Do you think there's a lot of time left before the tipping point -- you know, when it rains and the water is so acidic that your lawn dies in about ten seconds? You've got to bite a bullet here, dude. The ends justifies the means. Gore found a way to get all of America talking about pollution, and that GROUP CONSCIOUSNESS was something that would cost (and I know about these things) perhaps a billion dollars in advertising to get America to this point from scratch. And you want to toss that? Just cuz, well, then you'd be vindicated as a better thinker than the stupid greenie babies? You want all of America to stop doing anything about pollution, and, you know, wait for the arrival of a Pollution Messiah who REALLY KNOWS the cause of global warming etc.? Don't you see that that is exactly what Bushco uses as one of its most powerful tools of manipulation? Study something until the complaining person goes away, then do nothing -- that's what happens when Bushco wants to stymie something but still seem to be working on it fervently. Today's Democrats are stalling too.cuz they're hoggies at the same lobby troughs. If they change the name from Global Warming to Global Harming would you be satisfied then? Could Gore convince you then that the earth needed our help? Hey, I'm a polluter. I've got Gaia blood on my hands. I don't know if industry is causing warming, but I sure know all anyone needs to know when it comes to having MTBE in my glass of water. Please don't tell me it's important that the masses have clarity before it's politically correct for someone to motivate them to do something good. We're out of time, dude. When a woman is being raped, the experts suggest that she yells, FIRE FIRE FIRE! HELP FIRE! Do I have to explain why? Edg --- shempmcgurk shempmcgurk@ ... wrote: I must thank whomever it was on this forum that posted about The Great Global Warming Swindle several months ago. This is probably the single most important documentary made in the past 25 years and will undoubtedly have a huge impact upon public policy in not only the United States but the world. I have shown the show, which I was able to obtain on DVD, to about 4 different showings already; that is, to people who saw the Al Gore propaganda shit called An Inconvenient Truth, and Swindle leaves them with their jaw hanging. The DVD version will be updated (presumably to edit out the one interviewee, who appears for only 4 minutes of the 75 minutes who said he was misrepresented) as well as lots of extras. Intolerants and elites, such as new.morning, would be well advised to run, not walk, and get a copy. Fussy? Opinionated? Impossible to please? Perfect. Join Yahoo!'s user panel and lay it on us.http://us.rd.yahoo.com/evt=48516/*http://surveylink.yahoo.com/gmrs/yahoo_panel_invite.asp?a=7 hot CTA = Join Yahoo!'s user panel
http://www.bbm.me.uk/FeFert/U316/Introduction.htm Introduction 'Scientists' and the much of world are waking up to global warming. The main cause is industrial emissions of greenhouse gases, with carbon dioxide the principle culprit. Since the discovery that some marine areas are barren due to an iron deficiency, one suggestion for amelioration of global warming is to enrich those seas with iron. The proposal relies on: iron-fertilisation of the oceans, to increase phytoplanktonic activity, to increase carbon dioxide draw-down from the atmosphere, to promote (possible) long-term storage of carbon on the ocean-floor The Science The Biological Pump While oceanic phytoplankton constitute 1% of the global photosynthetic biomass, it accounts for almost half of all photosynthesis on Earth - a process which removes carbon from the atmosphere. In the seas, phytoplankton use carbon dioxide dissolved in sunlit surface waters, while a gas-equilibrium is maintained across the ocean-air interface. Most of the phytoplankton-biomass is eaten and enters the ocean food web. Some decomposes, and some forms aggregates with waste products and sinks to the ocean floor as 'marine snow'. There, a small proportion gets buried, while the rest decomposes or remains suspended in water. Ultimately, all the constituent organic carbon (except that buried) returns to the surface, through upwelling or the marine food chain. High nutrient low chlorophyll (HNLC) areas Many seas are unproductive, even those with high levels of the common limiting nutrients nitrogen, phosphorus and silicate. Already in the 1930's, it was suggested that this low productivity was due to an iron-deficit. This was particularly noticed around the Galapagos Islands, where the areas down-wind (or down-current) of land supported life, whereas those up-wind were clear blue, and 'dead'. The aim of iron-fertilisation is to mimic the productive, nutrient-rich coastal zones in the open ocean. Both geological records and recent experimentation support this theory. Palaeo-environmental Records Analysis of ocean sediment cores from the past 180,000 years suggest that ice ages were preceded by unusually-high levels of iron, usually attributed to wind-blown dust from dry continents. This terrigenous iron rectified the natural oceanic iron-deficit, causing phytoplankton blooms. These used carbon dioxide from the surface waters, so equilibration of the ocean-atmosphere interface reduced atmospheric carbon dioxide. This led to global cooling and ice ages. The Motivation As iron is cheap and plentiful, the addition of controlled amounts to the oceans to promote global cooling is an attractive proposition. Carbon Trading However; the most enthusiastic protagonists are not those concerned with climate change per se, but with profit. The Kyoto Protocol's carbon-trading allows owners of carbon sinks to sell their 'carbon credits' to the polluters. These are the fossil-fuel-burning industries and nations, who are facing emission-restriction legislation. Carbon-trading applies only to terrestrial sinks (e.g. reforestation); but ocean venturers want it extended to the marine arena. Then, plankton blooms resulting from artificial iron fertilisation might earn carbon-credits, a valuable commodity in the global market. Estimates suggest iron-fertilisation might cost as little as US$1-2 per tonne of carbon fixed, against US$50-200 for other proposed sinks[2,3]. This relative low cost offers a high profit motivation in a global market. Industrial nations could then buy 'rights to pollute' cheaply, while continuing to burn fossil fuels within emissions-treaty agreements. Commercial and political interest is thus high. Issues Is the proposal appealing - or appalling? Of greatest concern are the marine ecology and ocean dynamics. Intentionally geo-engineering the ocean presents problems both known and unknown. While ecological changes have been detected in the experiment sites, no proof of long-term carbon-sequestration has been found. References:  Harvey, 1938. Often cited, e.g. in The iron hypothesis: Basic research meets environmental policy in 'Reviews of Geophysics' vol. 33. 1995. Sallie W. Chisolm http://www.sasayama.or.jp/diary/iron.htm  Climate Engineering: A critical review of proposals, their scientific and political context, and possible impacts (section 2.3.5). November 1996. Ben Matthews http://www.chooseclimate.org/cleng/part1b.html  Climate change: Will Ocean Fertilization Work? Science. April 4th 2003. Buesseler, citing Markels at the 220th ACS Annual Meeting, Symposium on CO2 Capture, Washington, DC, 20-24 August 2000
http://www.environmentaldefenseblogs.org/climate411/2007/04/05/geo-engineering Can We Engineer Our Way Out? April 5, 2007 | Posted by Bill Chameides in Science, Technology Yesterday I talked about the phenomenon of global dimming, where pollution particles suspended in the atmosphere reflect sunlight back into space. Because they cause less sunlight to hit the Earth, these particles also cool the planet. So here's an idea for fighting global warming. Instead of trying to reduce greenhouse gas pollution - the root cause of the problem - why not use technology to counteract the effect of the pollution? For example, we could artificially add to the planet's reflectivity so that the warming is cancelled by the cooling. Using planetary-scale engineering to counteract climate change is called geo-engineering. A number of geo-engineering ideas have been put forward recently. You can find many of them in this special issue of Climatic Change. One idea would place large, highly-reflective rafts on the ocean. Another would position mirrors in orbit around the Earth. Yet another idea is based on the phenomenon of global dimming - cool the earth by adding reflective particles to the atmosphere. Deliberately polluting the lower atmosphere, where we live and breathe, isn't such a good idea because of the nasty health consequences. But there is another way: add reflective particles to the upper atmosphere. The idea is to fly airplanes into the stratosphere, 10 miles or more above the Earths surface, and release sulfur dioxide. The sulfur dioxide will be converted into tiny sulfate particles and, presto chango, you're cooling the planet. Doing this in the stratosphere has two advantages: (1) The particles would be in the upper atmosphere and not in the air we breathe, and (2) While particles in the lower atmosphere remain suspended only for a couple of weeks, particles in the stratosphere stay there for years, so much less sulfur dioxide is needed. This idea may seem far-fetched, but it has technical merit. One of its staunchest proponents is Paul Crutzen, winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his work on stratospheric ozone depletion (and also, incidentally, a colleague of mine). But although it has technical merit, and it's great that scientists like Paul are investigating every possibility, I think it's premature to contemplate such drastic measures. The technologies needed to reduce greenhouse gas pollution are already in hand (see my post on Green Technologies), and geo-engineering is a risky proposition. For one thing, adding particles to the stratosphere may exacerbate stratospheric ozone depletion. Plus we just dont know what may happen when we start tinkering with the planet. Ed Tenner has a great book on this subject titled Why Things Bite Back. One of the many examples he gives is refrigeration technology. We wanted to use something other than toxic ammonia for cooling so we turned to chlorofluorocarbons, but these turned out to have a dangerous effect on the ozone layer. The most important reason, however, is this. Even if we could completely cancel the warming effects of greenhouse gas pollution, we would still have another profoundly dangerous consequence to contend with: ocean acidification. And that is the topic of my next post, so be sure to tune in. - Get the Yahoo! toolbar and be alerted to new email wherever you're surfing.
Shempji simply cannot live in Bombay. The Humidity, Dust and Chaos will drive him crazy..!! Shemp just cannot understand how dangerous Global-Warming is to India. Indian eco-system is a Microcosm of the World eco-system..!! India represents 8% percent of the World's flora and fauna. India also has the World's most diverse habitat, from the Snow capped Himalayas to the Mangrove swamps in Bengal to the deserts in Rajastan, etc etc. Global Cooling will drive up India's Agricultural output..!! For India, Global-warming is a big, fat, NO NO..!! Bhairitu [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Fri, 18 May 2007 16:54:20 -0700 Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Swindle out on DVD in 2-3 weeks Go live in Bombay for awhile and then tell us what you think. shempmcgurk wrote: I must thank whomever it was on this forum that posted about The Great Global Warming Swindle several months ago. This is probably the single most important documentary made in the past 25 years and will undoubtedly have a huge impact upon public policy in not only the United States but the world. I have shown the show, which I was able to obtain on DVD, to about 4 different showings already; that is, to people who saw the Al Gore propaganda shit called An Inconvenient Truth, and Swindle leaves them with their jaw hanging. The DVD version will be updated (presumably to edit out the one interviewee, who appears for only 4 minutes of the 75 minutes who said he was misrepresented) as well as lots of extras. Intolerants and elites, such as new.morning, would be well advised to run, not walk, and get a copy. - Boardwalk for $500? In 2007? Ha! Play Monopoly Here and Now (it's updated for today's economy) at Yahoo! Games.
Authfriend, this guy, 'your friend Doug fra FF' thinks that all my postings are spam.!! authfriend [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Fri, 18 May 2007 04:14:07 - Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Posting Totals You, my friend, are an idiot who hasn't a clue what he is talking about. You're wrong on all counts in this absurd rant. Most of this stuff has *not* been personal OT bickering. None of the four people listed has gone over the limit. You didn't even bother to read what Rick said or look at the numbers. And finally, only two of the four are from alt.m.t. Get a clue. --- dhamiltony2k5 dhamiltony2k5@ ... wrote: Rick, I've been in this with you fra the beginning and I like you and you're just too nice. Most of this stuff is still just personal OT bickering betweenst themselves. Personal stuff that ought to be off to the side. As per the guidelines. They are just running you. Cut 'em down to 3 per day and would help them keep to FFL. It is just thin soup if you don't. Stand firm man against these Alt-meds people from elsewhere. Your friend, -Doug fra FF - Bored stiff? Loosen up... Download and play hundreds of games for free on Yahoo! Games.
I thought you had a more abstract World-View..?? qntmpkt [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Fri, 18 May 2007 01:22:36 - Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Visualizing the E8 root system --Right, very eloquent; but I see no evidence that Krishna is the Lord of the Universe, in a relative sense. My candidate: The Scientology God, Xenu. - Richard J. Williams [EMAIL PROTECTED] . wrote: Isn't the Absolute Being synonymous with Natural Law, the Creator of an Intelligent Design? MMY wrote a book called The Science of Being and the Art of Living that should be helpful to you in understanding the basics of what he teaches. So, there is a Science of Being and Intelligent Design which MMY wants to teach in public schools. Now I'm no longer confused. Excerpt from Maharishi's commentary on Bhagavad Gita 4.6: Although manifest creation, which includes men and other creatures, springs from the unmanfest, its manifestation is by virtue of prakriti. But the divine manifestation of the unminanifest Being, which comes to re-establish the forgotten wisdom of life, is by virtue of 'Lila-shakti' , which is the very power of the Absolute, an integral part of Its transcendent divine nature. Surgery is the inseparable power of the surgeon. Sometimes it is active, as when the surgeon works at the operating table, but at other times it is latent, as when he is resting at home. Lila- shakti (the play-power of Brahman) functions in an analogous way, and by virtue of this the unmanifest, ever remaining in its absolute state, manifests into creation. The almighty nature of the eternal Being thus maintains Reality in both Its aspects, absolute and relative. The Lord says: 'remaining in My own nature I take birth' just as the sap in a tree appears as a leaf and a flower without losing its quality as sap, so the unmanifest Being, remaining unmanifest, imperishable and eternal, takes birth. Nothing happens to the Absolute, and yet the Incarnation of the Absolute springs up, by virtue of Its own nature. Here the Lord is saying - While remaining in My own nature I take birth through My power of creation, and through that I function; that is how I remain unbound and at the same time am able to restore law and order in creation. CBG p. 189 Though I am unborn and of imperishable nature, though Lord of all beings, yet remaining in My own nature I take birth through My own power of Creation. - BG 4.6 - Be a better Globetrotter. Get better travel answers from someone who knows. Yahoo! Answers - Check it out.
How many people in America are devotees of this Rogue.?? Does he have as much followers as Pat Robertson and Hal Lindsey.?? ShempMcGurk [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Thu, 17 May 2007 15:47:11 - Subject: [FairfieldLife] More on Falwell by Hitchens Faith-Based Fraud Jerry Falwell's foul rantings prove you can get away with anything if you have Reverend in front of your name. By Christopher Hitchens (and for Judy:) slate.com Posted Wednesday, May 16, 2007, at 12:46 PM ET The Rev. Jerry Falwell The discovery of the carcass of Jerry Falwell on the floor of an obscure office in Virginia has almost zero significance, except perhaps for two categories of the species labeled credulous idiot. The first such category consists of those who expected Falwell (and themselves) to be bodily raptured out of the biosphere and assumed into the heavens, leaving pilotless planes and driverless trucks and taxis to crash with their innocent victims as collateral damage. This group is so stupid and uncultured that it may perhaps be forgiven. It is so far left behind that almost its only pleasure is to gloat at the idea of others being abandoned in the same condition. The second such category is of slightly more importance, because it consists of the editors, producers, publicists, and a host of other media riffraff who allowed Falwell to prove, almost every week, that there is no vileness that cannot be freely uttered by a man whose name is prefaced with the word Reverend. Try this: Call a TV station and tell them that you know the Antichrist is already on earth and is an adult Jewish male. See how far you get. Then try the same thing and add that you are the Rev. Jim-Bob Vermin. Why, Reverend, come right on the show! What a fool Don Imus was. If he had paid the paltry few bucks to make himself a certified clergyman, he could be jeering and sneering to the present hour. Falwell went much further than his mad 1999 assertion about the Jewish Antichrist. In the time immediately following the assault by religious fascism on American civil society in September 2001, he used his regular indulgence on the airwaves to commit treason. Entirely exculpating the suicide-murderers, he asserted that their acts were a divine punishment of the United States. Again, I ask you to imagine how such a person would be treated if he were not supposedly a man of faith. One of his associates, Bailey Smith, once opined that God does not hear the prayers of a Jew. This is one of the few anti-Semitic remarks ever made that has a basis in fact, since God does not exist and does not attend to any prayers, but Smith was not quite making that point. Along with his friend Pat Robertson, who believes in secret Jewish control of the world of finance, and Billy Graham, who boasted to Richard Nixon that the Jews had never guessed what he truly thought of them, Falwell kept alive the dirty innuendo about Jews that so many believing Christians seem to need. This would be bad enough in itself, and an additional reason to deplore the free ride he was given on television, if his trade-off had not been even worse. Seeking to deflect the charge of anti-Jewish prejudice, Falwell adopted the cause of the most thuggish and demented Israeli settlers, proclaiming that their occupation of the West Bank and Gaza was a holy matter and hoping that they might help to bring on Armageddon and the return of the Messiah. A detail in this ghastly narrative, as adepts of the Left Behind series will know, is that the return of the risen Christ will require the mass slaughter or mass conversion of all Jews. This consideration did not prevent Menachem Begin from awarding Falwell the Jabotinsky Centennial Medal in 1980 and has not inhibited other Israeli extremists from embracing him and his co- thinkers ever since. All bigots and frauds are brothers under the skin. Trying to interrupt the fiesta of piety on national television on the night of Falwell's death, I found myself waiting while Ralph Reed went all moist about the role of the departed in empowering people of faith. Here was the hypocritical casino-based Christian who sought and received the kosher stamp from Jack Abramoff. Perfect. Like many fanatical preachers, Falwell was especially disgusting in exuding an almost sexless personality while railing from dawn to dusk about the sex lives of others. His obsession with homosexuality was on a par with his lip-smacking evocations of hellfire. From his wobbly base of opportunist fund raising and degree-mill money- spinning in Lynchburg, Va., he set out to puddle his sausage-sized fingers into the intimate arrangements of people who had done no harm. Men of this type, if they cannot persuade enough foolish people to part with their savings, usually end up raving on the street and waving placards about the coming day of judgment. But Falwell, improving on the other Chaucerian
Are they related to Jerry Falwell.?? new.morning [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Thu, 17 May 2007 02:02:53 - Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Inhofe: Scientists are reversing their stand The Journal of Fringe and Insane Scientists has strict copyright laws. --- authfriend [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: (Shemp, it sure would be nice if you'd go to the trouble to post links to your articles so we know where they're from.) - Get the Yahoo! toolbar and be alerted to new email wherever you're surfing.
Countries that stands to lose heavily due to Global-Warming are India, bangladesh, Mexico and most African countries. Countries that stand to gain from Global-Warming are Canada, Russia, North-european countries and ofcourse Alaska. An arid and desicated India cannot create Maharishi's Ram-Raj. shempmcgurk [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Wed, 16 May 2007 15:29:40 - Subject: [FairfieldLife] The sane voice of Vaclav Klaus on global-warming Czech president calls for rational debate on global warming, rejects current hysteria The Associated Press Wednesday, May 16, 2007 PRAGUE, Czech Republic: Czech President Vaclav Klaus on Wednesday called for a rational debate on global warming, rejecting what he called hysteria driven by enviromentalists. Let's bring the debate to whether the 0.6 (degree Celsius warming over the last century) is much or little, how much Man has contributed to the warming and ... if there is anything at all Man can do about it, Klaus said when presenting his book Blue, Not a Green Planet. He charged that groups other than scientists have now seized on the topic and ambitious environmentalists are fueling a global warming hysteria that has no solid ground in fact and allows manipulation of people. It is about a key topic of our time, and that is the topic of human freedom and its curtailment, Klaus said. The approach of environmentalists toward nature is similar to the Marxist approach to economic rules, because they also try to replace free spontaneity of the evolution of the world (and of mankind) with ... global planning of the world's development, Klaus writes in his book. That approach ... is a utopia leading to completely other than wanted results, he says. Klaus, an economist by profession, has repeatedly warned that policy makers are pushed by the widespread fear of global warming to adopt enormously costly programs that eventually may have no positive effect. Klaus served as Czechoslovak finance minister after the 1989 fall of communism and as Czech prime minister after Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia in 1993. As president, he now has mainly ceremonial powers. - Be a better Globetrotter. Get better travel answers from someone who knows. Yahoo! Answers - Check it out.
Lets assume Shemp is to get 72 virgins in paradise. Here sir Shemp some incentives for you. If you purchase carbon credits, you get 142 virgins. If you prevent Global-Warming, you get 252 virgins. If you promote Global-Cooling, you get 372 virgins. If you protect the Amazon rain-forest, you get 462 virgins. If you give Mexican workers a fair deal, you get 582 virgins. If you prevent Pollution, you get 622 virgins. If you protect endangered species, you get 742 virgins. If you bring in Massive Solar - electricity, you 832 virgins. If you usher in the Ram-Raj, the Golden age, you get a White Robe and a Golden Harp.!! - It's here! Your new message! Get new email alerts with the free Yahoo! Toolbar.
The Third World is as much to blame as the West for this Screwed up GINI - index. The World has become too Complex and too Complicated a place for any one country to solve all it's problems. You need Powerfull Global institutions that can function independently to solve Global Problems. For example, Printing of Currencies should be taken out of the hands of National Governments and handed over to a Global body who can print Universal World Currency. etc etc. Duveyoung [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Tue, 15 May 2007 14:54:34 - Subject: [FairfieldLife] TM -- Tyrant Money Why Michael Moore hasn't been killed by Tyrant Money (TM) long ago is a surprise to my paranoia patterns, and frankly, maybe the world isn't quite as bad as it seems if he's still allowed to make such a pest of himself. I mean, shouldn't he have died of natural causes by now? With today's pharmaceuticals that cannot be traced why let such a popular gadfly go around riling the masses? Maybe, TM sees that he's not THAT much of a pest, and he's allowed to roam about as a symbol of the largess and basic decency of our TM OVERLORDS -- as a crass marketing-balancing for the BILLIONS OF LIVES IN POVERTY that they're responsible for -- nay, that YOU AND I are responsible for whenever we buy jeans, gas, or McDonald's burgers at a price that only slave labor, whole nations under a boot, and the denuding of South America can make possible. We should be paying maybe several hundred bucks for a pair of jeans at $11.00 per hour labor costs -- but 16 girls with Simon Legree for a shift supervisor must work from dawn to dusk in a one-light-bulb dungeon for a single dollar to make one pair -- something like that. Goggle it sweatshops and in seconds you'll be writhing in shame. I've had things manufactured on the Pacific Rim, and I've been in the actual shops where wandering chickens and workers in rags and flip flops were seen in the same glance. Once, I had to directly hire a small work crew of independent inspectors I needed for quality control of a production line, and at $4.00 per hour, you could see how lucky they felt. But it was a low point for me no matter their relative happiness. I was a slave owner. It was only a matter of degree, not kind, in my eyes. I still am a slave owner. So is anyone who buys almost anything for almost nothing at Walmart. If I'm not buying baby seal fur products, so why do I feel okay (stunned numb?) when I buy shirts that were death-clubbed out of Asia? Psychological addiction for such products despite their vibe are the fuel for of this evil system -- but, if the common person on the street had to stand there and actually watch for merely a mere few minutes as their clothing was being made, who'd wear the clothes? We're all in cahoots by pretending that this is not the truth. Today's chains and shackles are financial and political, today's slaves are independent workers, today's slaves are as controlled as the Ronald's cattle being lined up at the arbiter -- only, you know, the cattle luck out and get a quick death. How about, starting now, we only buy used clothes, we reduce gas consumption to zero for most days, and we picket McDucks with placards showing the ACTUAL SATELLITE PHOTOS OF ONE THIRD OF BRAZIL where all the animals and all the plants have been SLASHED AND BURNED OFF THE EARTH so that a heart-attacks- on-a-bun can cost almost nothing while we munch a bunch at lunch. I'd say the Nazi's with their human skin lampshades would be quite at home with us. Have us over for schnapps, nicht wahr? If the world goes sane, they'll come for us with nooses. They'll ask us what we were thinking to enslave and rape the world. We'll all be like the townspeople living in smell-range of Auschwitz say, Ve didn't know vat vuz der schmoken fromen zie chimmenzies. Ve tot dey vuzzin happy TM blissenheimers ven dey maken der shirts. Now that I'm pretending here to be temporarily sane, FUCK! -- Michael Moore should be ashamed of himself for saying so little so quietly so ineffectively. He's got a mass audience, word skills, and a ton of money too -- that jolly scoundrel should be screaming in our faces about the blood on our hands, but instead, he's making parlor jokes so's to not be tossed from the elitists' soirée donchaknow. It's not just blood on our hands, not the girls being raped by their factory monsters. If only that was our sin. It's the death of whole species, death of hope, death of morality, death of civilization. If I saw a toddler walking a yellow line on the street without supervision, I'd stop my car in the middle of the road and run to that kid's aid. You would too, right? But 10,000 children DIE EACH DAY because I and other LORDS OF CAPITALISM want cheap shirts, cheap oil, cheap meat. Poverty could have completely erased here in America if we'd spent the Iraq War Fund on health, education and infrastructure. But, no, we had to send our
I just don't understand Lurk, Why should a Guru keep testing his students.?? What does MMY gain from all this.?? If the disciple faithfully follows the teachings he benefits. Otherwise, he dosen't. lurkernomore20002000 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Fri, 11 May 2007 04:49:27 - Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: recent photos of rishikesh Chair order cancelled Lurk why did you leave Purusha? Nabluss: I did not pass the test of patience. Nab: The tests consisted of going on endless projects establishing different institutions all over the world. In the end I just ran out of enthusiasm. Lurk: I understand that. You have not run out of enthusiasm for Maharishi obviously. And personally, I find many of Mr. Creme's comments to be very prescient (big word), although there are many aspects of share.int I don't relate to very well. But again, there is obviously no crack in your devotion to MMY. Is it fair to say you have elevated him to pretty much incapable of error status. (and really, I am not trying to bait you, although I admit I do snicker a little inside at your seeming absolute faith in him, but I don't judge you for it)(isn't that big of me)(here I sound like edg, being sure I keep the ego in check) - Looking for a deal? Find great prices on flights and hotels with Yahoo! FareChase.
And, Karl Marx was a Racist. He wanted to fuck and kill blacks. ShempMcGurk [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Mon, 07 May 2007 14:13:33 - Subject: [FairfieldLife] Cho, I mean Che Che and Cho By Humberto Fontova FrontPageMagazine. com | May 7, 2007 His writings revealed a severely troubled young man. My nostrils dilate while savoring the acrid odor of gunpowder and blood. Crazy with fury I will stain my rifle red while slaughtering any enemy that falls in my hands! With the deaths of my enemies I prepare my being for the sacred fight and join the triumphant proletariat with a bestial howl! The term hatred was a constant in his writings: Hatred as an element of struggle; hatred that is intransigent; hatred so violent that it propels a human being beyond his natural limitations, making him violent and cold- blooded killing machine. His deranged fantasies included a continental reign of Stalinism. To achieve this ideal the troubled youth craved, millions of atomic victims. The troubled young Argentine was aloof and contemptuous towards everyone around him: I have no home, no woman, no father, no mother, no brothers. My friends are friends only when they think as I do ideologically. Fortunately for the troubled young Argentine, while a vagabond in Mexico city, he had the good fortune to meet an exceedingly shrewd judge of the human psyche who quickly became his mentor. This shrewd judge, a Cuban exile, properly diagnosed the Argentine's psychosis and made an intervention in the nick of time, channeling the troubled youth's talents and yearnings toward ends considered constructive by the worldwide intelligentsia: establishing Stalinism. Shortly, the Argentine found himself gainfully employed in Cuba. His raging bloodlust was amply indulged in the extermination of anti- Communist Cubans, a species of mammal that enlightened opinion worldwide considers an insufferable pest. At first the troubled young Argentine took an active role in the mass murder of defenseless Cubans, shattering the skulls of the convulsed victims with a blast from his own pistol. But given the volume of these murders the task proved fatiguing and the Argentine soon appointed Cuban henchmen to better facilitate the serial bloodbath. Not that he distanced himself from the slaughter. In fact, he took such a keen delight in the murder process that a special window was constructed in his office allowing him to watch and gloat at the orgy of bloodletting in the field below his office. In this process the Argentine was helping his Cuban mentor establish a personal fiefdom that would prove quite enduring, to put it mildly. Alas, the (live) Argentine's usefulness to his mentor would prove nowhere near as enduring and soon his martyrdom was skillfully arranged. No sane person would wear a Cho t-shirt. No decent person would tolerate one in his surroundings. But Che's Guevara's image is considered the most reproduced image of the century, gracing everything from t-shirts to posters, from thong undies to skateboards, from cellphones to infant Onezies. Hollywood hails him in blockbuster movies and Time magazine celebrates him among the heroes and icons of the century, alongside Mother Theresa. Any serious analyst of Che's guerrilla campaigns cannot escape the conclusion that Ernesto Guevara was actually incapable of applying a compass reading to a map. Yet seemingly sane historians place him alongside Mao Tse Tung of (the 8,000-mile) long march fame. In scope, range and duration the Che Guevara farce far surpasses any other in modern history. In comparison, The South Sea Bubble was a chump operation. Only the modern era's master huckster and media manipulator -- with the eager aid of his ever-faithful accomplices in the Western media, academia, publishing and filmmaking -- could have created a masterful guerrilla warrior and secular saint out of this sadist, coward, and epic idiot. Fidel Castro's influence over the Western intelligentsia can only be described as magical, and renders any public evaluation of his regime among the smart set completely devoid of logic. To wit: He brought the world closest of anyone to Nuclear Armageddon. Yet he was nominated for a Nobel Peace Price by Norwegian parliamentarians. He jailed and tortured at a rate higher than Stalin. Yet Cuba sat on the UN's Human Rights Committee. His legal code mandates 18 months in prison for anyone overheard cracking a joke about him. Yet Jack Nicholson and Chevy Chase sing his praises. He abolished habeas corpus while his chief hangman (Che Guevara himself) declared that judicial evidence is an archaic bourgeois detail. Yet Harvard Law School invited him as their guest of honor, then erupted in cheers and tumultuous ovations after his every third sentence. He drove out a higher percentage of Jews from Cuba than Czar Nicholas drove from Russia. Yet Shoah Foundation founder Stephen
I meant oppression and suppression figuratively. Don't take it Literaly TurquoiseB [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Wed, 09 May 2007 16:46:57 - Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Cho, I mean Che In what order? I mean, if I'm supposed to work up a good hate for this guy, it would really help to know whether he wanted to fuck them first and then kill them, or...uh...the other way around. Different order of psycho magnitude, dude. --- Jason Spock jedi_spock@ ... wrote: And, Karl Marx was a Racist. He wanted to fuck and kill blacks. - Need Mail bonding? Go to the Yahoo! Mail QA for great tips from Yahoo! Answers users.
The Original Chinese Fake A rivetting, first league biography of Mao, that tells the man from the self-manufactured myth, says Ashok Malik Posted online: Sunday, July 31, 2005 IT is a measure of just how thoroughly Jung Chang and Jon Halliday researched their subject that their footnotes and index stretch to 153 pages. The 659 pages that make up the main story are packed with facts, information, revelations about, really, not just Mao but the tempestuous history of China from the end of the Manchu empire in a decade when imperial orders from Turkey to Germany to Austria collapsed to years of civil war, to the surreal violence of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, to 1975 and 1976, when, within 17 months of each other, Chiang Kai-shek and Mao Tse-tung died and ended one of historys great rivalries. Yet the strength of this book is not just in what it says but how it says it. Jung Chang and Halliday have produced a first-class biography, a rivetting read that, in some sections, resembles a thriller. In particular, chapter 52 Falling out with Lin Biao is racy cloak and dagger stuff. It ends with Lin Biao and his wife and son fleeing China, only to die in a mysterious air crash. This chapter, more than most others perhaps, brings out the mad dystopia that China had become in Maos last days. In seems an almost unreal world today; yet it is so remarkably evocative of the shadowy and conspiratorial inner chambers of Cold War-era dictators. One manifestation of this was in the use of language. When Lin sought to ridicule a Mao protege the party no. 7, Zhang Chunqiao he called him the Cobra... partly because he wore glasses, and partly because of his snake-like qualities. Lins coterie demanded the Cobra be put to the death of the thousand cuts. Lins son Li-guo, nicknamed the Tiger, is the books doomed tragic hero His parents worshipped him, and his mother had sent agents all over China to look for the most beautiful young woman to be his wife. Tiger chose a sexy fiancee who was intelligent... With her he listened to Western rock music, which he adored, and told her: There will be a day when I will let the Chinese know there is such wonderful music in the world. In 1971, Lins son produced Outline of Project 571: Tiger chose the name because 571 wu-qi-yi has the same pronunciation in Chinese as armed uprising. The paper was an indictment of Mao called B-52 by Tiger, because he had a big stomach full of evil thoughts, each one like a heavy bomb that would kill masses of people who deserved assassination. One plan was to fly helicopters on a suicide mission against Mao on Tiananmen Gate. Tiger, say the authors, saw right through Mao ... as evil. Indeed, establishing this assessment is the principal theme of the book. Jung Chang and Halliday take pains to tell the Mao the man from his self-glorifying myths. They point out he happily invented the heroic crossing of the Dadu river during the Long March, with as Edgar P Snow wrote, being fed the version by Mao Reds... moving forward on their hands and knees, tossing grenade after grenade into the enemy machine-gun nest. The book debunks the story: There was no battle at the Dadu Bridge... There were no Nationalist troops... no battle casualties. The 22-man vanguard who, according to the myth, stormed the bridge in a suicide attack were all alive and well at a celebration the following week. In truth, Mao simply walked across the Dadu Bridge on 31 May 1935. The Dadu Bridge (non)-episode was characteristic of a man ideologically rather vague with no heartfelt commitment to anything other than himself. Indeed Mao joined the Party only when it asked him to manage a bookshop: Mao had become a Communist not after an idealistic journey, or driven by passionate belief, but by being at the right place at the right time, and being given a job that was highly congenial to him. He had been effectively incorporated into an expanding organisation. So in the end, the greatest Communist was only a careerist. Theres hope yet for the UPA government. by Ashok Malik - Never miss an email again! Yahoo! Toolbar alerts you the instant new Mail arrives. Check it out.
There are lot of Complications here which Vedic Goof-balls just don't understand. There are two major aplications in Agriculture. 1, Chemical Pesticides, 2, Chemical Fertilizers. Chemical Pesticides are toxic and dangerous to the Eco-system. They resemble the molecular structure of the Female hormones. They have to banned. No arguments here. Chemical Fertilizers are a far more tricky issue. It's not practical to enforce a full ban on Chemical Fertilizers because not all Organic fertilizers can compensate them. Soil in many parts of the world lack critical minerals and nutrients and they can be augumented only by application of Chemical Fertilizers. George_deforest [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Sun, 06 May 2007 22:27:25 - Subject: [FairfieldLife] Vedic Agriculture Will Utilize the Chemistry of Sound 70 Broad Street, New York, NY 10004 212-809-7000 (T) 212-809-7001 (F) [EMAIL PROTECTED] PRESS RELEASE Report on the Global Conference on Organic Agriculture New Unified Field-Based Approach to Organic Agriculture Will Bring Wealth to Poor Nations and Health to Wealthy Nations Will Utilize the Chemistry of Sound to Enliven Total Natural Law in Plants to Produce Maximally Nutritious Food (NEW YORK) The world's poor nations will become wealthier and the wealthy nations will become healthier as a new Unified Field-based approach to organic agriculture is adopted throughout the world. Such a revolutionary new approach will utilize the chemistry of sound to enliven the Unified FieldTotal Natural Lawin every plant to yield organic food that is maximally nutritious and life-supporting for the whole population. This was the extraordinary message delivered by Dr. John Hagelin, world-renowned quantum physicist and executive director of the International Center for Invincible Defense in New York City, and Dr. John Konhaus, professor of Vedic Organic Agriculture at the University of World Peace in Meru, Holland, during the Global Conference on Organic Agriculture. The conference was held recently at the Global Financial Capital of New York, 70 Broad Street, and was broadcast internationally via satellite and Internet webcast. (See www.GlobalFinancial CapitalNY. org for a replay of the conference and a schedule of upcoming conferences. ) Profound difference between conventional organic and Unified Field-based organic agriculture Dr. Hagelin explained the profound difference between conventional organic agriculture, which raises plants without toxic chemicals, pesticides, and fertilizers, and Unified Field-based organic agriculture. Unified Field-based agriculture raises current organic standards to an entirely new level of purity and nutritional potency to produce maximum health-supporting benefits for the consumersuch as balanced physiological functioning, total brain functioning, and higher states of consciousness. The physics of Unified Field-based organic agriculture Dr. Hagelin said that to understand Unified Field-based organic agricultureand its power to transform the nutritional potency of a plantrequires an understanding of the Unified Field, which is the unified source of the diversified universe as brought to light by modern physics. According to Superstring theories, all the elementary particles, such as the electron, and all the forces, such as the photon of electromagnetism, are just the stable vibrational modes (energy eigenstates) of the Superstring. This also is true of atoms, molecules, and indeed of any stable object, whether microscopic or macroscopic, Dr. Hagelin said. The mechanics of transformation of one particle into another, or one chemical compound into another, is always through the application of sound. For example, to transform sugar into water, you add oxygen. To transform a diseased state of the physiology into a healthy state, you add herbs or pharmaceuticals. But ultimately, all such particles and compounds are just soundsvibrational modes of the Unified Field. This is the `chemistry of sound,' through which you can transform anything into anything, he said. Unified Field-based organic agriculture is the modern scientific reformulation of the ancient Vedic science of agriculture Dr. Hagelin said that Unified Field-based organic agriculture is the modern scientific reformulation of the ancient Vedic science of organic agricultureas brought to light by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Vedic science is the complete science of the Unified Field, including all of its vibrational modesor Vedic sounds. These Vedic sounds can be applied to transform anything into anythingincluding, in agriculture, transforming growing plants into exceptionally healthy, nutritious crops, Dr. Hagelin said. During key developmental stages of a maturing plant, the plant is highly sensitive to environmental influences. During these
There are lot of Complications here which Vedic Goof-balls just don't understand. There are two major aplications in Agriculture. 1, Chemical Pesticides, 2, Chemical Fertilizers. Chemical Pesticides are toxic and dangerous to the Eco-system. They resemble the molecular structure of the Female hormones. They have to banned. No arguments here. Chemical Fertilizers are a far more tricky issue. It's not practical to enforce a full ban on Chemical Fertilizers because not all Organic fertilizers can compensate them. Soil in many parts of the world lack critical minerals and nutrients and they can be augumented only by application of Chemical Fertilizers. George_deforest [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Sun, 06 May 2007 22:27:25 - Subject: [FairfieldLife] Vedic Agriculture Will Utilize the Chemistry of Sound 70 Broad Street, New York, NY 10004 212-809-7000 (T) 212-809-7001 (F) [EMAIL PROTECTED] PRESS RELEASE Report on the Global Conference on Organic Agriculture New Unified Field-Based Approach to Organic Agriculture Will Bring Wealth to Poor Nations and Health to Wealthy Nations Will Utilize the Chemistry of Sound to Enliven Total Natural Law in Plants to Produce Maximally Nutritious Food (NEW YORK) The world's poor nations will become wealthier and the wealthy nations will become healthier as a new Unified Field-based approach to organic agriculture is adopted throughout the world. Such a revolutionary new approach will utilize the chemistry of sound to enliven the Unified FieldTotal Natural Lawin every plant to yield organic food that is maximally nutritious and life-supporting for the whole population. This was the extraordinary message delivered by Dr. John Hagelin, world-renowned quantum physicist and executive director of the International Center for Invincible Defense in New York City, and Dr. John Konhaus, professor of Vedic Organic Agriculture at the University of World Peace in Meru, Holland, during the Global Conference on Organic Agriculture. The conference was held recently at the Global Financial Capital of New York, 70 Broad Street, and was broadcast internationally via satellite and Internet webcast. (See www.GlobalFinancial CapitalNY. org for a replay of the conference and a schedule of upcoming conferences. ) Profound difference between conventional organic and Unified Field-based organic agriculture Dr. Hagelin explained the profound difference between conventional organic agriculture, which raises plants without toxic chemicals, pesticides, and fertilizers, and Unified Field-based organic agriculture. Unified Field-based agriculture raises current organic standards to an entirely new level of purity and nutritional potency to produce maximum health-supporting benefits for the consumersuch as balanced physiological functioning, total brain functioning, and higher states of consciousness. The physics of Unified Field-based organic agriculture Dr. Hagelin said that to understand Unified Field-based organic agricultureand its power to transform the nutritional potency of a plantrequires an understanding of the Unified Field, which is the unified source of the diversified universe as brought to light by modern physics. According to Superstring theories, all the elementary particles, such as the electron, and all the forces, such as the photon of electromagnetism, are just the stable vibrational modes (energy eigenstates) of the Superstring. This also is true of atoms, molecules, and indeed of any stable object, whether microscopic or macroscopic, Dr. Hagelin said. The mechanics of transformation of one particle into another, or one chemical compound into another, is always through the application of sound. For example, to transform sugar into water, you add oxygen. To transform a diseased state of the physiology into a healthy state, you add herbs or pharmaceuticals. But ultimately, all such particles and compounds are just soundsvibrational modes of the Unified Field. This is the `chemistry of sound,' through which you can transform anything into anything, he said. Unified Field-based organic agriculture is the modern scientific reformulation of the ancient Vedic science of agriculture Dr. Hagelin said that Unified Field-based organic agriculture is the modern scientific reformulation of the ancient Vedic science of organic agricultureas brought to light by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Vedic science is the complete science of the Unified Field, including all of its vibrational modesor Vedic sounds. These Vedic sounds can be applied to transform anything into anythingincluding, in agriculture, transforming growing plants into exceptionally healthy, nutritious crops, Dr. Hagelin said. During key developmental stages of a maturing plant, the plant is highly sensitive to environmental influences. During these stages,
Thanks a lot, Authfriend. Isn't Celiac disease an Auto-immune dis-order.?? I'm glad the concerns about Sucralose are anecdotal and not on experiment. Funny, it was discovered way back in the 1970's authfriend [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Sat, 05 May 2007 18:03:13 - Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Hey, ,Dr. PETE and ALEX http://en.wikipedia .org/wiki/ Oligosaccharide These aren't artificial; they're substances found in plants. They're not only safe but can be beneficial by nurturing friendly bacteria in the intestinal tract. http://en.wikipedia .org/wiki/ Sucralose This is definitely artificial. There's a detailed discussion about its safety on this page. Concerns are theoretical and anecdotal, not based on experiment. http://en.wikipedia .org/wiki/ Maltodextrin This is made from starch, so it isn't really artificial either. No known safety concerns, but it can aggravate celiac disease if it's made from starch from wheat or barley. It's used primarily as a thickening agent, not a sweetener, although it's mildly sweet. Almost certainly he wouldn't approve of sucralose, nor is it Vedic, since it was developed only recently. Ayurveda generally prefers fresh, unprocessed food, so maltodextrin would probably not be on the approved list. - Don't be flakey. Get Yahoo! Mail for Mobile and always stay connected to friends.
I think it should read Queen of the Vedic Cows. The King is a Vedic Bull. What comes out of the bull's backside.?? new.morning [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Sun, 06 May 2007 16:31:34 - Subject: [FairfieldLife] Cows, Con't TMO Cows A farm near Fairfield used to sell cows for $35. Over time the price went up with inflation. After a swim in the Unified Field, someone said if we called these Vedic cows, we could buy them cheap and sell them for thousands of dollars. Which they did. Then, after another swim in the Unified Field, someone said, we could milk the vedic cows and sell vedic milk for $500/pint. And put gold on the pint bottle to make it even more special. Which they did. Then, after another swim in the Unified Field, someone said, we could take the smelly cow dung and sell it as Vedic Nectar worthy of Vedic rites, and good to burn at home to purify the air. Which they did. Then, after another swim in the Unified Field, someone said, We could sell Vedic air purifiers so increase the vedic prana in the air and rid homes off toxins, including foul smells from unknown sources (which smelled ironically like cow dung). Which they did. Then, after another swim in the Unified Field, someone said, if we make some cows King of all vedic Cows we could charge $5000, for a cup. Which they did. Then, after another swim in the Unified Field, someone said, the milk from my neighbors cow tastes as good as the King of Vedic Cow's milk and costs $3/gallon. And is fresher because it comes from next door each morning, and doesn't need to be shipped from India or the Netherlands where a lot of the Vedic and King cows were kept in large east facing barns. Which they did. Then, after another swim in the Unified Field, someone said, You will sink through all the many hells of the netherworld if you stop drinking the milk from the ONLY real cows, the King of vedic cows. Which they did. Then, after another swim in the Unified Field, and the one who heard this started to laugh, and laugh, and the laughter cuaght on and soon half the town was rolling on the floor laughing. Then, after another swim in the Unified Field, someone said, maybe we could sell laughter as a great vedic healing vibration, but show research that it only works if you start laughing at the right thing. Then we could sell the Vedic right thing. Which they did. Then, after another swim in the Unified Field, someone said, I laughed using the right Vedic thing, and laughed on my own and well, I laughed just as hard. And THAT made me laugh even deeper and now I see the whole universe laughing with me. Then, after trying to take another swim in the Unified Field, he saw that it was a Unified Field of Laughter. - Food fight? Enjoy some healthy debate in the Yahoo! Answers Food Drink QA.
Friend, Have you forgotten, The West Looted, Ravaged and Milked the Eastern World for over 300 years.?? gullible fool [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Sat, 5 May 2007 06:15:15 -0700 (PDT) Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: A Tale of Two Cows You milk westerners. --- ShempMcGurk shempmcgurk@ netscape. net wrote: INDIAN CORPORATION You have two cows. Indian bureaucracy makes it impossible to open a business and sell milk. You emigrate. You become enormously successful like all Indians do once they leave India. You buy as many cows as you want. --- Jason Spock jedi_spock@ ... wrote: A Midwesterner' s political Primer DEMOCRATIC You have two cows. Your neighbor has none. You feel guilty for being successful. Barbra Streisand sings for you. REPUBLICAN You have two cows. Your neighbor has none. So? SOCIALIST You have two cows. The government takes one and gives it to your neighbor. You form a cooperative to tell him how to manage his cow. COMMUNIST You have two cows. The government seizes both and provides you with milk. You wait in line for hours to get it. It is expensive and sour. CAPITALISM, AMERICAN STYLE You have two cows. You sell one, buy a bull, and build a herd of cows. BUREAUCRACY, AMERICAN STYLE You have two cows. Under the new farm program the government pays you to shoot one, milk the other, and then pours the milk down the drain. AMERICAN CORPORATION You have two cows. You sell one, lease it back to yourself and do an IPO on the 2nd one. You force the two cows to produce the milk of four cows. You are surprised when one cow drops dead. You spin an announcement to the analysts stating you have downsized and are reducing expenses. Your stock goes up. FRENCH CORPORATION You have two cows. You go on strike because you want three cows. You go to lunch and drink wine. Life is good. JAPANESE CORPORATION You have two cows. You redesign them so they are one-tenth the size of an ordinary cow and produce twenty times the milk. They learn to travel on unbelievably crowded trains. Most are at the top of their class at cow school. GERMAN CORPORATION You have two cows. You engineer them so they are all blond, drink lots of beer, give excellent quality milk, and run a hundred miles an hour. Unfortunately they also demand 13 weeks of vacation per year. ITALIAN CORPORATION You have two cows but you don't know where they are. While ambling around, you see a beautiful woman. You break for lunch. Life is good. RUSSIAN CORPORATION You have two cows. You have some vodka. You count them and learn you have five cows. You have some more vodka. You count them again and learn you have 42 cows. The Mafia shows up and takes over however many cows you really have. TALIBAN CORPORATION You have all the cows in Afghanistan, which are two. You don't milk them because you cannot touch any creature's private parts. You get a $40 million grant from the US government to find alternatives to milk production but use the money to buy weapons. IRAQI CORPORATION You have two cows. They go into hiding. They send audio tapes of their mooing. POLISH CORPORATION You have two bulls. Employees are regularly maimed and killed attempting to milk them. BELGIAN CORPORATION You have one cow. The cow is schizophrenic. Sometimes the cow thinks he's French, other times he's Flemish. The Flemish cow won't share with the French cow. The French cow wants control of the Flemish cow's milk. The cow asks permission to be cut in half. The cow dies happy. FLORIDA CORPORATION You have a black cow and a brown cow. Everyone votes for the best looking one. Some of the people who actually like the brown one best accidentally vote for the black one. Some people vote for both. Some people vote for neither. Some people can't figure out how to vote at all. Finally, a bunch of guys from out-of-state tell you which one you think is the best-looking cow. CALIFORNIA CORPORATION You have millions of cows. They make real California cheese. Only five speak English. Most are illegal. Arnold likes the ones with the big udders. - Ahhh...imagining that irresistible new car smell? Check outnew cars at Yahoo! Autos.
Tell us something about Tien Tai. Yes, the body-mind is a bunch of 'components'. But the mind does NOT trans-migrate or reincarnate. It's your astral body which is a bundle of Vibrations and Latent tendencies which re-incarnate and which is what you call your soul. The Notion of 'Past lives' is something that is based upon the various bodies you choose to manifest yourself. Past lives is from the material, biological angle. From the Astral, Vibratory Plane, past-lives are aggregates of the relative self continually changing. Both are correct. So, I don't see much of a difference between the Hindu and Buddhist World-View regarding this aspect. qntmpkt [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Fri, 04 May 2007 19:23:41 - Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Ever wonder where the prudery in the TMO came from? ---Comment below: ...that Hinduism is the only religion that reflects Nature to it's fullest possible extent. Actually, Buddhism is more consistent with the most up-to-date hypotheses concerning Cosmology - i.e. the origins of the universe itself; along with speculations on the major unanswered questions. Briefly, the universe appears to be holographic; and Buddhism had the rudiments of holography in the works of Tien Tai. Thus, Buddhist cosmology was about 1500 years ahead of modern hypotheses. In regard to the nature of the relative self; I regard Buddhism as being superior to Hinduism on the basis of my observations on the body/mind; namely, the body/mind is a bunch components rather than a reincarnating Soul. Thus, from one incarnation to the next, the relative self is continually changing and it would not be correct to say that one had past lives. (the past lives were simply aggregates of components, some of which carry over into the present.) The part of the mind/brain which records the latent memories is (in itself) just another component. In regard to ethics, Buddhism attempts to explain this by intially, fusing the concept with the Laws of Karma and Dharma. Co Jason Spock jedi_spock@ ... wrote: Sorry for the delayed response. I agree with you. MMY's version certainly has more depth. True religion should reflect Nature. Hinduism is the only religion that reflects Nature to it's fullest possible extent. The concept of Ethics is Universal. It does not change with time. Unfortunately the Indian Gov't does NOT give any importance or seriousness to the teaching of Ethics in Indian schools. Also no importance is given to Hygiene and sanitation. Both subjects should be taught in all schools all over the World. - Never miss an email again! Yahoo! Toolbar alerts you the instant new Mail arrives. Check it out.
Would you tell us if these Artificial Sweeteners are safe. Fructo-OligoSaccharide. Galacto-OligoSaccharide. Sucralose MaltoDextrin. Are these Vedic foods.?? Would Maharishi approve of these Sweeteners.? I am not able to get much insights on Google on these Oligo-Saccharide. - TV dinner still cooling? Check out Tonight's Picks on Yahoo! TV.
My TM-tutor says that all documents even the ones that are audited are 'Cooked up'. 'Cooking the book', is practiced in an Art form in india because of decades of Socialism and high rate of Taxes. He says that Money is brought into india in the form of Gold and It directly goes to the two Nephews. ShempMcGurk [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Sat, 05 May 2007 17:15:43 - Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: This guy Girish is creepy Attempts to amass money is not bad. Taking money from well-meaning donators under the auspices of a non- profit organisation and then using it for your own personal gains IS bad. And it's not holy either. If many of the posters on this forum are to be believed, that is precisely what is happening with both Girish and his family. Is it true? I don't know. I've never seen formally audited financial statements of the Movement's goings-on in India in order to confirm whether it's true. Hey, I hope these nay-sayers are wrong...and it would be great to be proven wrong. But I ask: Do such audited documents exist? If so, what do they say? Do they contradict the charges against Girish et. al. that have been made here? One thing that is NOT acceptable to me: leaders and figureheads of non-profit organisations that solicit and accept donor money who appoint blood relatives to positions of administration and control over such monies. Appointed relatives in position of power and control over money plus absense of audited financial statements does not a pretty picture make. It doesn't necessarily mean that fraud and misuse of funds is occuring in this instance. But the fact that relatives are running the show makes the need for independent oversight all the much more vital. Do you not agree? - Ahhh...imagining that irresistible new car smell? Check outnew cars at Yahoo! Autos.
Sorry for the late response. Nothing at all. People have gotten wise to the games these bloody politicians play. Shall I send you the GunFight Ballad by Marty Robbins as an attachment.?? Or should I upload the file to FFL.?? ShempMcGurk [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2007 15:04:30 - Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Media Moguls got it Wrong Forget this media mogul crap. Jason, what's happening in India with all that Richard Gere stuff? - Ahhh...imagining that irresistible new car smell? Check outnew cars at Yahoo! Autos.
Sorry for the delayed response. I agree with you. MMY's version certainly has more depth. True religion should reflect Nature. Hinduism is the only religion that reflects Nature to it's fullest possible extent. The concept of Ethics is Universal. It does not change with time. Unfortunately the Indian Gov't does NOT give any importance or seriousness to the teaching of Ethics in Indian schools. Also no importance is given to Hygiene and sanitation. Both subjects should be taught in all schools all over the World. - Jonathan Chadwick [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2007 16:11:14 -0700 (PDT) Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Ever wonder where the prudery in the TMO came from? I've taught one version or another of a three-credit, college-level ethics course nineteen times during the past two decades, and at this point I am convinced I do not know what either 'ethics' or Ethics really is. One interesting comprehensive philosophical- ethical view that is making a comeback these days (mostly in Catholic circles, but not exclusively so) is natural law theory. Believe it or not, M.'s version is both deeper and better (or at least less intellectualistic) than all of that. In any event, we certainly do not teach ethics in K-12 here. - Expecting? Get great news right away with email Auto-Check. Try the Yahoo! Mail Beta.
A Midwesterner's political Primer DEMOCRATIC You have two cows. Your neighbor has none. You feel guilty for being successful. Barbra Streisand sings for you. REPUBLICAN You have two cows. Your neighbor has none. So? SOCIALIST You have two cows. The government takes one and gives it to your neighbor. You form a cooperative to tell him how to manage his cow. COMMUNIST You have two cows. The government seizes both and provides you with milk. You wait in line for hours to get it. It is expensive and sour. CAPITALISM, AMERICAN STYLE You have two cows. You sell one, buy a bull, and build a herd of cows. BUREAUCRACY, AMERICAN STYLE You have two cows. Under the new farm program the government pays you to shoot one, milk the other, and then pours the milk down the drain. AMERICAN CORPORATION You have two cows. You sell one, lease it back to yourself and do an IPO on the 2nd one. You force the two cows to produce the milk of four cows. You are surprised when one cow drops dead. You spin an announcement to the analysts stating you have downsized and are reducing expenses. Your stock goes up. FRENCH CORPORATION You have two cows. You go on strike because you want three cows. You go to lunch and drink wine. Life is good. JAPANESE CORPORATION You have two cows. You redesign them so they are one-tenth the size of an ordinary cow and produce twenty times the milk. They learn to travel on unbelievably crowded trains. Most are at the top of their class at cow school. GERMAN CORPORATION You have two cows. You engineer them so they are all blond, drink lots of beer, give excellent quality milk, and run a hundred miles an hour. Unfortunately they also demand 13 weeks of vacation per year. ITALIAN CORPORATION You have two cows but you don't know where they are. While ambling around, you see a beautiful woman. You break for lunch. Life is good. RUSSIAN CORPORATION You have two cows. You have some vodka. You count them and learn you have five cows. You have some more vodka. You count them again and learn you have 42 cows. The Mafia shows up and takes over however many cows you really have. TALIBAN CORPORATION You have all the cows in Afghanistan, which are two. You don't milk them because you cannot touch any creature's private parts. You get a $40 million grant from the US government to find alternatives to milk production but use the money to buy weapons. IRAQI CORPORATION You have two cows. They go into hiding. They send audio tapes of their mooing. POLISH CORPORATION You have two bulls. Employees are regularly maimed and killed attempting to milk them. BELGIAN CORPORATION You have one cow. The cow is schizophrenic. Sometimes the cow thinks he's French, other times he's Flemish. The Flemish cow won't share with the French cow. The French cow wants control of the Flemish cow's milk. The cow asks permission to be cut in half. The cow dies happy. FLORIDA CORPORATION You have a black cow and a brown cow. Everyone votes for the best looking one. Some of the people who actually like the brown one best accidentally vote for the black one. Some people vote for both. Some people vote for neither. Some people can't figure out how to vote at all. Finally, a bunch of guys from out-of-state tell you which one you think is the best-looking cow. CALIFORNIA CORPORATION You have millions of cows. They make real California cheese. Only five speak English. Most are illegal. Arnold likes the ones with the big udders. - Don't pick lemons. See all the new 2007 cars at Yahoo! Autos.
The 4 Varnas or class's existed in all Ancient cultures. It's a natural system based on Duty and not birth. The 4 Varna caste system is a product of the First-wave agricultural civilisation which had only a rudimentary economy. The system gave the world, social stability for centuries. The coming of the Semitic religions, ie Christianity and Islam disrupted the natural pattern of these ancient First-wave socities. The system became rigid and dogmatic over the course or centuries as Vested intrests began to tweak or rig the system for their selfish purposes. The 4 Varna system became tenuous and blurred once the industrial revolution began and education began to spread across the industrial civilisation. _ Duveyoung [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2007 14:25:38 - Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Ever wonder where the prudery in the TMO came from? Turq, Thanks for allowing us to disagree. It'd be silly for me to invest in wanting that you think what I think, cuz, hey, how could I possibly know what you really think such that I could have a certainty about that? Where's my diagnostic tools for that kind of work? Heck, inside my mind, only me being involved, if I had the same thought twice in a row, how could I even prove those two thoughts were identical except that, yep, yet a third thought must come in and confirm that that is the case, and now we've got this outsider thought who arrives after the fact claiming to know about the previous two thoughts, indeed, even to the extent of being an expert. Sigh.. Mantra, mantra, mantra, mantra -- all identical, right? Or, if you prefer, let's say that they're all slightly different, right? WELL WHAT MAKES ME SO DAMNED SURE? That's the area in which I love to play. What functionality of my mind can produce that certainty despite my ego being completely out of that decision loop, because the decision that identical thoughts occurred is done by the extraordinarily subtle intellect churning out core memes for which the cortex then fashions a verbal gift wrapping, and voila! a thought occurs to the ego. Something like that -- ask Patanjali, cuz, you know, that I don't know, not really, jack or even jack's excrement about this. Or, wait, how could you know that I don't know when I've just made the point that tools for such diagnosis are non-existent in the lives of most of us? Never mind! But I digress. The subject was caste system. Oh, it's being used for every manner of evil. Wives must burn themselves to death. Wives are returned-to- sender or killed when their dowries run out. Any group of men in a village can call a woman an adulterer and kill her on the spot, and no one will report anything to the authorities -- be as mum about what really happened as, well the MUM course office folks can be mummish. We don't know what happened, the sun was in our eyes. Yeah, evil. No doubt. And, gawd, these are the folks who namaste you every other nee-nee-na-na- no-nosecond. Go figure, no, wait, that'll make my head hurt. But Turq, Turq, Turq, can you really say that it's the caste system that CAUSES THIS? I mean, you and causality are not bosom buddies as far as I can tell -- where's traction for Maya? It's all the Absolute's fizz, right? Just synchrony not causality, right? Am I misinterpreting you on that issue? And Turq, do you really think that the small potentates of the various Soviet territories were LESS evil in their doings? Do you think that the Popes of the past haven't lifted the robes of nuns, that Sufi whirlers didn't swing some slave girl off into the bushes, that the witches drowned in New England were guilty? I cannot stratify these evils, cannot order them into a hierarchy. They're all on the same level. 50,000,000 million folks died in WWII -- Hitler's evil use of Germanic tribalism's DNA deep addiction to racial purity. Pol Pot used communism. Stalin killed 20 million of his own people. Red-blooded Americans killed the Native Americans for what? -- democracy -- we voted to kill the Indians, so it's okay. Every killer on this list thought he was doing a good thing!! And men kill polar bears who kill these lovable seals who kill loveable penguins who kill loveable, delicate, ever so silent fishys or gobble amazingly intelligent krill who slobber down miraculous microorganisms who absorb the loveliest of carbon based molecules who have commandeered the uses of devic quark forces that consume the Absolute's black hole mystic effervescences. The caste system is just another way to organize the mayhem. In theory, it's works pretty good during Sat Yugahee hee. Now, don't get me wrong here. The Vedic delineations of castes make the Nazis look childish with their notions of purity -- step aside Hitler, let a Brahmin class mind tell you about categorizing the milch kind. I mean, would Hitler ever had come up with If you step
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Racism and Casteism in india is Socio-economic. The problem is both individual and collective. Personal Jealousy combined with Collective dogma becomes a potent Poison. Unfortunately, the educational system in India has not devoted enough time for the subject of 'ethics'. I believe the subject of Ethics should be taught right from Nursery School. TurquoiseB [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2007 14:55:09 - Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Ever wonder where the prudery in the TMO came from? Ok, because I have some free time this afternoon, I'm going to take advantage of that fact and riff, Curtis-style or Edg-style, on my feelings about those of the Indian persuasion and why I feel that there is a *great deal* of racism in their culture. First, a necessary definition. When I use the word 'racism' in past posts or this one, I am *including* in that definition *any* support of or justification of the Hindu caste system. I *define* the caste sys- tem as a form of racism, which I further define as the systematic suppression of one social or racial or religious class by those who consider themselves better or more highly evolved or more privileged or more worthy than they are. The caste system just manages this racism without the luxury of being able to recognize those they wish to suppress visually, by their physical or racial characteristics. Second, unlike many of you here, I have never been to India, or wanted to go. The place just doesn't appeal to me. So my experience with Indians is limited to daily interactions with *expatriate* Indians -- in the United States and in Europe. That said, in those environments I have interacted on a pretty much daily basis with *hundreds* of Indian nationals of various religions and, if Hindu, of various castes. About the only thing these folks had in common was having come from India and being computer programmers. So that's the subset of Indians I am familiar with. My longest experience working with Indian programmers was on a nightmare three-year project for Pepsico. The company had been sold a bill of goods by a big, famous consulting company, which had convinced Pepsi that it had to move away from mainframe technology into the modern world of client-server by converting all of their existing systems at once. Really. So Pepsi hired something like 500 consultants to do all this for them. As it turned out, given the politics of contract pro- gramming in the New York/Westchester County area, about 350 of these contractors were Indian. They had been imported from India very much in the same way as the pundits have been imported to Fairfield, by a few power- ful Indian families, who hired their own cousins and relatives of cousins from India, put them up at the local YMCA, and paid them $10.00 an hour for their work. These families then billed Pepsico $100 an hour for the same rent-a-programmers. So I got to sit in boiler rooms full of primarily Indian programmers, primarily of either the Brahmin or Kshatriya caste, and listen to the things they talked about on a daily basis. For three years. And then the experience repeated itself in other programming envir- onments such as Citibank and Salomon Brothers and Ciby-Geigy and ING. What they talked about shocked the shit out of me, and forever disabused me of the notion that Indians were *in any way* more evolved than anyone else on this planet. The first thing that shocked me was the almost *instantaneous* way that the Indians I worked with bagged another Indian upon meeting him or her for the first time. All it took was hearing the name. From that everyone *instantly* knew what religion the person was, and if Hindu, what caste. And their attitude towards the person shifted equally instantly, based on that religion or caste. A newbie would join the group, and everyone would be friendly and outgoing, and then they'd hear his name. At that point about half of the room would move away from the newbie and go back to their seats, and never speak to the newbie again except in the necessary course of business. I got to sit in those rooms and hear how these guys, be they Muslim, Brahmin, Kshatriya or whatever talked about women, and the very *different* ways they talked about Western women (hos, the lot of them) and Indian women (either saints or hos, depending upon their religion or caste). Lemme tell you, *that* was a real education. I got to sit there and listen to the Brahmins brag about how a group of 10-15 of them had gotten together the night before and kicked the shit out of a Kshatriya guy who had dared to ask out the sister of one of the Brahmins. They joked about how long he'd spend in the hospital. This happened more than once. I got to sit there and listen to some of these guys talk about how they were being taken to the cleaners *by their own relatives*, and their sense of powerlessness about being able to do anything about it, because of
My TM-tutor told me that this happened two years before King Nader made his epoch- making discovery of the presence of the Veda in the Human Physiology in 1994. Would you or anyone else in this group tell me of Maharishi's itenary for the year 1992.? Thanks. nablusoss1008 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2007 06:58:21 - Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Fascist America, in 10 easy steps Maharishi was nowhere near India in 1992. If you want to be taken serious when you are spreading your poison, then better as a minimum stick to simple facts. --- Jason Spock jedi_spock@ ... wrote: Chopra's father stabilised Maharishi when he was sick in 1992, in india and sent him to London. Do you think Maharishi is grateful to Chopra for that.?? Why erase all traces of his association with the TM mov 't.?? - Ahhh...imagining that irresistible new car smell? Check outnew cars at Yahoo! Autos.
Heard of this old Joke in India.?? What's the difference between India and America.? In America, Kissing is allowed in public, but not Pissing, In India, Pissing is allowed in public, but not Kissing. TurquoiseB [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2007 17:18:43 - Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Ever wonder where the prudery in the TMO came from? India, that's where. Sometimes the sheer backasswards idiocy of India just blows my mind.\ Haven't seen any video. But what is he supposed to do, pander to a hypocritical culture that doesn't allow kissing in public but that has one of the fastest-growing AIDS rates on the planet because of uncontrolled prostitution? - Ahhh...imagining that irresistible new car smell? Check outnew cars at Yahoo! Autos.
Insight - Two out of three children in India are physically abused... Thursday April 19 2007 17:15 IST Vimala Ramachandran The recent report brought out by Government of India, Ministry of Women and Child Development has for the first time documented the prevalence of child abuse including the prevalence of violence in schools. The report has come out with startling findings: Two out of every three children were physically abused Out of 69% physically abused in 13 sample states, 54.68% were boys Over 50% of children in all the 13 sample states were subject to one or the other form of physical abuse 88.6% were physically abused by parents 65% of school-going children reported facing corporal punishment two out of three children were victims of corporal punishment, most of them from government and municipal schools 53.22% children reported having faced one or more forms of sexual abuse 5.69% were sexually assaulted Every second child (both boys and girls) reported facing emotional abuse 50.2% of children reported they worked seven days a week this includes children formally enrolled in school Most children did not report the matter to anyone The report has highlighted the vulnerability of boys and girls to various forms of physical, sexual and emotional abuse. Taking all the 13 states together more boys reported physical abuse than girls, though the ratio of girls physically abused was higher in Kerala (55.61%) and Gujarat (54.61%). Incidentally, the highest percentage of abuse among boys was reported from Delhi (62.2%) followed by Madhya Pradesh (59.75%) and Maharashtra (55.75%). The situation of children in institutions / shelters, observation homes and other places created for the protection of children is alarming. Yet, what most of us find difficult to accept is that over 53 per cent of children reported being abused at home and in their families. A very disturbing yet timely part of the report deals with emotional abuse, invisible and insidious. Unfortunately, in India we are still some distance from understanding and acknowledging emotional abuse. Dismissing a girl child as being unwanted at home to caste-based remarks in schools we need to pay more attention to the impact of emotional violence. Humiliation was reported by 44.13 per cent of children and they talked about being humiliated at home, in schools, at work, on the streets and in the institutions created for their protection. Comparison was also reported as another form of emotional abuse. Comparing children with their siblings, with other children in the extended family, with others in schools and in institutions seem to leave a deep impression on the minds of children. The younger age group 5 to 12 years felt that being subjected to such comparison was hurtful. This report reinforces the findings of a number of qualitative studies on barriers to learning and attendance. Discussion with children reveal that they get very upset if they are asked bring their own water / utensils for mid-day meal especially if they belong to the Dalit community. Equally upsetting is getting them to sit in one corner of the classroom, calling them by their caste names and dismissing their performance in school by linking it to their family occupation or telling girls that they will only end up having babies and looking after the house. An overwhelming proportion of girls (70.57%) from different parts of the country reported neglect or deliberate favouring of male siblings. I remember one particular incident that still haunts me. During the course of my work on barriers to education, I asked girls in different states about what they eat at home. Most of the girls from poor rural and urban households said they did not have time to eat breakfast and that their first meal of the day was in school. On probing further they said that when non-vegetarian food is cooked at home they rarely got a piece of meat or fish and were usually asked to make do with the gravy. They resented having to do housework when their brothers were goaded to do their homework and study for examinations. What the girls disliked most was being told that they are being trained to adjust in their marital home, a constant reminder that they do not belong to the natal family and that they will go away one day. Child trafficking is another area that merits urgent attention. It is shocking that our law enforcement agencies do not take reports of missing children seriously. A set of non-negotiable protocols need to be put in place to make sure every report of a missing child, violence against children, corporal punishment in schools, abuse at the hands of policemen (especially of street children) and the silent screams of children working in sweatshops / factories / dhabas and in homes are followed-up. Joint police-civil
You think Indian Chicks would be jacking off to Richard Gere's Photo.?? TurquoiseB [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2007 17:51:40 - Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Ever wonder where the prudery in the TMO came from? What I saw (couldn't hear any sound in this noisy cafe if there was sound) was the chick dragging an obviously reluctant Gere up on stage and not letting him go, all to help her career (she won a silly TV talent contest, ferchrissakes) and him playing along, and then giving her career a bit more of a boost than she expected. She'll ride this tempest in a pisspot all the way to the Bank Of Bollywood. Face it -- this furor is because of Hindu racism, pure and simple. They didn't like seeing a white guy kissing one of their own, especially one that they jack off to photos of every night before get- ting up the next morning and pretending to be pure little Brahmins. :-) - Ahhh...imagining that irresistible new car smell? Check outnew cars at Yahoo! Autos.
Interface - Drop the sex objects Thursday April 19 2007 17:24 IST Toufiq Rashid Womens organisations have been saying it for years, now scientists agree: Sexualisation harms young girls. American Psychological Association reported that the medias portrayal of young women as sex objects harms girls mental and physical health. Sexualisation can lead to a lack of confidence with their bodies as well as depression and eating disorders. Sexualisation was defined as occurring when a persons value comes only from her or his sexual appeal or behaviour, to the exclusion of other characteristics, and when a person is portrayed purely as a sex object. I would just say it is a form of exploitation which commodifies the gender (female), says Dr Jitendra Nagpal, Senior Psychologist VIMHANS. Utilisation of the female form for advertising, glamorising the stereotypical role of females as home breakers, cunning, vampish or just forgiving and subservient on the other hand. The womans form these days sell everything that is desirable from a pen to a household appliance or even a vehicle, selling concepts and ideas which are shallow, says Dr Nagpal. Young pop stars dressed as sex objects, thongs flashing models, even male accessories and cars having skinny models as their ambassadors. The content in movies, TV serials, music videos, even lyrics, advertising, games, comics, internet everything focuses on this image. Youngs girls look at themselves from the images the media wants them to believe in, say experts. It gives them a negative feeling about their bodies, faces and harms them both physically and mentally. Young girls look at media as a career to be rich and famous in a short time, according to Dr Nagpal. Eating disorders, mood swings, starving, losing their sleep, exessive exercising and gyming, and depression are some of the consequences. We have seen cases where girls just stop eating. We have ample evidence to conclude that sexualisation has negative effects in a variety of domains, including cognitive functioning, physical and mental health, says Dr Nagpal. Girls force their parents to give them money for liposuction, plastic surgery, and nose jobs. According to him, there is enough evidence to show that media is responsible for hampering healthy sexual development. Dr Nagpal says it is a multi-pronged approach: It starts from self and than goes to schools, teachers, parents who are important in moulding our lives. Parents, school officials, and health professionals need to be alert about the potential impact on girls and young women. - Ahhh...imagining that irresistible new car smell? Check outnew cars at Yahoo! Autos.
Distant planet judged possibly habitable April 23, 2007 Courtesy ESO and World Science staff In a findshy;ing that if conshy;firmed could stand as a landshy;mark in history, asshy;troshy;noshy;mers have reshy;ported disshy;coshy;vshy;ershy;ing the most Earth-like planshy;et outshy;side our Soshy;lar Sysshy;tem to date: a world that may have liqshy;uid oceans and thus life. Swiss, French and Porshy;tushy;guese scishy;enshy;tists found the body, esshy;tishy;mated as 50 pershy;cent widshy;er than our Earth, orshy;bitshy;ing a so-called red dwarf star relshy;ashy;tively close to Earth. The star is thought to harshy;bor two othshy;er planshy;ets alshy;so. Artist's imshy;presshy;sion of a sysshy;tem of three planshy;ets surshy;roundshy;ing the red dwarf Gliese 581. (Courshy;teshy;sy ESO) - The newshy;found exoshy;plashy;nshy;etas asshy;troshy;noshy;mers call planshy;ets around stars othshy;er than the Sunwould be the smallshy;est such body evshy;er reshy;ported. Noneshy;theshy;less, the object is esshy;tishy;matshy;ed to weigh as much as five Earths, partshy;ly thanks to its greatshy;er width. For the same reashy;son, it would have more than twice Earths surshy;face arshy;ea. Hisshy;torshy;ishy;cally, only large exoshy;plashy;nshy;ets lend themshy;selves to hushy;man deshy;tectshy;ion, though that is changshy;ing. Othshy;er cushy;rishy;ous feashy;tures of the newshy;found planshy;et are that gravshy;ishy;ty at its surshy;face would be around twice as strong as on Earth; and its year is just 13 Earth days long, as it compshy;letes one orshy;bit about its sun in that time. Its 14 times closshy;er to its star than we are from our Sun, reshy;searchshy;ers said. But since its host star, the red dwarf Gliese 581, is smaller and coolshy;er than the Sun, the planshy;et nevshy;ertheless would lie in its habshy;itshy;ashy;ble zonethe reshy;gion around a star with suitshy;ashy;ble temshy;peshy;rshy;ashy;tures for liqshy;uid washy;ter. Avshy;ershy;age temshy;peshy;rshy;ashy;tures on this supeshy;r-Earth lie beshy;tween 0 and 40 deshy;grees Celshy;sishy;us (32 to 104 deshy;grees Fahrenshy;heit), and washy;ter would thus be liqshy;uid, said Stéshy;phane Udry of Switzshy;ershy;lands Geshy;neshy;va Obshy;servshy;ashy;toshy;ry, lead aushy;thor of a pashy;peshy;r reshy;portshy;ing the reshy;sult. Modshy;els preshy;dict that the planshy;et should be eishy;ther rockshy;ylike our Earthor covshy;ered with oceans, he added. Liqshy;uid washy;ter is critshy;ishy;cal to life as we know it, notshy;ed Xashy;vishy;er Delfosse, a memshy;ber of the team from Greshy;noshy;ble Unishy;vershy;sishy;ty, France. Beshy;cause of its temshy;peshy;rshy;ashy;ture and relshy;ashy;tive proxshy;imshy;ishy;ty, this planshy;et will most probshy;ashy;bly be a very imshy;porshy;tant tarshy;get of the fushy;ture space misshy;sions dedshy;ishy;catshy;ed to the search for extra-terrestrial life. On the treasshy;ure map of the Unishy;verse, one would be tempted to mark this planshy;et with an X. The arshy;row marks the apshy;proxshy;ishy;mate loshy;cashy;tion of the red dwarf star Gliese 581 with reshy;spect to the conshy;stelshy;lashy;tion Lishy;bra vishy;sishy;ble in the southshy;ern sky. - The host star, Gliese 581, is among the 100 closshy;est stars to us, lyshy;ing 20.5 light-years away in the conshy;stelshy;lashy;tion Lishy;bra (the Scales.) A light-year is the disshy;tance light travshy;els in a year. Gliese 581 has one third the mass of our Sun. Such small stars, called red dwarfs, are at least 50 times faintshy;er than the Sun and are beshy;lieved to be the most comshy;mon stars in our galshy;axy. Among the 100 closshy;est stars to the Sun, 80 beshy;long to this class. Red dwarfs are ideshy;al tarshy;gets for the search for such planshy;ets beshy;cause they emit less light, and the habshy;itshy;ashy;ble zone is thus much closshy;er to them than it is around the Sun, said Xashy;vishy;er Bonshy;fils, a co-reshy;searcher from Lisshy;bon Unishy;vershy;sishy;ty. Planshy;ets near a star are easshy;ishy;er to deshy;tect beshy;cause their gravshy;ishy;tashy;tionshy;al pull afshy;fects the parshy;ent star noshy;ticeshy;ably, inshy;ducshy;ing someshy;thing of a wigshy;gling moshy;tion. Red dwarfs are alshy;so exshy;pected to live exshy;traorshy;dishy;narshy;ily long beshy;cause they burn fushy;el slowshy;ly. A red dwarf one-third the Suns mass, like Gliese 581, would typshy;ishy;calshy;ly shine for some 130 bilshy;lion years, outshy;livshy;ing the Sun by thirshy;teen times. That might reshy;lieve at least one source of stress for any inshy;habshy;ishy;tants of a red dwarf sysshy;tem. We on Earth are alshy;ready halfshy;way through the Suns lifeshy;time, though much time reshy;mains. Artist's
Chopra's father stabilised Maharishi when he was sick in 1992, in india and sent him to London. Do you think Maharishi is grateful to Chopra for that.?? Why erase all traces of his association with the TM mov 't.?? Duveyoung [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2007 19:24:12 - Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Fascist America, in 10 easy steps The TM fascists did this too. 1. Invoke a terrifying internal and external enemy The CIA was said to have infiltrated the TM movement, Christians were openly trying to stop the movement in schools and were considered as evil, L.B. was publishing a rag of unstressing. Easy to make enemies appear out of nowhere -- like aces in the hand of a card shark. 2. Create a gulag One loses one's dome badge, and one is instantly an outsider. The meditating kids sent to the public schools were, as if, sent to a gulag. The shame of our community is that it sent half the tuition money to International instead of using it to keep all our kids inside our group hug. Many people were banned to such a degree that if one was to associate with that person, one would get on the same blacklist. I was personally told -- immediately after becoming an initiator -- that I was never to have anything to do with Johnny Gray. Why? Don't ask, they warned. The movement has never been shy about telling us who was not to be listened to or otherwise one would be sent to the psychological gulag of outside status. 3. Develop a thug caste The course office personnel. Then there were those nazi-types in Germany who tried to completely surround Maharishi and cut him off from the rest of the movement. Maharishi has treated many international thugs-dictators with more respect than most meditators EVER get from the movement. Try to get Bevan to listen to anything negative about the movement and see if he doesn't immediately come off as a dictator with all the rights and privileges thereof. I once went to give the movement a donation, and I ended up having to give it to this guy whose name escapes me (he drowned in rapids in Central America) Well, I come in the door, and I say, I'm here to give a donation, and he snapped his fingers at me exactly like a Nazi commandant and said, Give to me, in a very brusque voice. He took the check and never said or even hinted at a thank you. I was dismissed without another word from him. That was one of my BETTER moments with movement types. 4. Set up an internal surveillance system I was blacklisted during teacher training, and I got off by knowing someone who had clout -- otherwise, I'd still be there -- wouldn't have gotten my mantras. When I was interviewed by Maharishi during a pre-technique interview, he wrote next to my photo, clean now, meaning my beard in the photo had been shaved. Anyone in the movement think they're not being watched? I have had perfect status since I got off the blacklist, was a very strong initiator, ran a center for eight years, taught 3% of Napa, CA to meditate, and lived on almost zero income, moved to Fairfield, did dome twice daily, raised my kids with the dogma, and yet, because I'm posting here, I'm willing to bet that I cannot get a dome badge now. 5. Harass citizens' groups Ask L.B. about this. Ask how almost anyone in power in the movement can arch an eyebrow and say, Maharishi wouldn't like that, and suddenly, one understands about the subtlety of harassment. 6. Engage in arbitrary detention and release I was called on the carpet when I got on the blacklist. I had to explain myself, then I was released, and of course, I told my story to others and the fear spread from that too. Sigh. 7. Target key individuals So many cannot show their faces in Fairfield and have any hope of comfort. Anyone with a dome badge just cannot be free; the party line is spewed by everyone or they're banned; the targeting of individuals is done in the back room, and no one hardly ever is told why or how to rectify the situation. 8. Control the press Ask L.B. how long his rag was allowed to be freely distributed on campus. Ask anyone who has ever worked on any TM publication if their ideas had any chance of being sincerely attended to if it involved, you know, suggesting less gold ink, or perhaps marketing might be improved by using less photos of groups of smarmy looking Hindus who were seemingly on the verge of death but who were on the stage and posing as great health practitioners -- whatever, there was no freedom to be creative outside the TM box. 9. Dissent equals treason Ask John Lennon why he left India. Once you cross the movement in some serious way, it just becomes clear immediately that a bridge has been burned forever, that the movement NEVER was really interested in dialog -- only brainwashing and groveling. 10. Suspend the rule of law When I'd finally saved up enough credits by initiating to get on a sidhi course, they said, All that money's been taken away. Luckily, it was
Angry God, angry people Feb. 28, 2007 Courtesy Association for Psychological Science and World Science staff New reshy;search may clarshy;ishy;fy the reshy;lashy;tionshy;ship beshy;tween reshy;lishy;gious inshy;docshy;trishy;nashy;tion and vishy;oshy;lence, a topshy;ic that has gained new noshy;toshy;rishy;ety since the Sept. 11 atshy;tacks. In the stushy;dy, psyshy;cholshy;oshy;gist Brad Bushshy;man of the Unishy;vershy;sishy;ty of Michshy;ishy;gan in Ann Arshy;bor, Mich. and colshy;leagues sugshy;gest that vishy;oshy;lence sancshy;tioned by God in scripshy;tures can inshy;crease agshy;gresshy;sion, esshy;peshy;cialshy;ly in beshy;lievshy;ers. A detail from Michelangelo's frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. - The findshy;ings apshy;pear in the March isshy;sue of the reshy;search jourshy;nal Psyshy;choshy;logshy;ishy;cal Scishy;ence. The aushy;thors worked with unshy;dershy;gradshy;ushy;ate stushy;dents at two unishy;vershy;sishy;ties: Brigshy;ham Young in Proshy;vo, Utah, where 99 pershy;cent of stushy;dents reshy;port beshy;lievshy;ing in God and the Bishy;ble; and Vrije Unishy;vershy;sishy;teit in Amshy;stershy;dam, where just half reshy;port beshy;lievshy;ing in God, and 27 pershy;cent in the Bishy;ble. The parshy;tishy;cishy;pants read a parshy;ashy;ble adapted from a relshy;ashy;tively obshy;scure passhy;sage in the King James Bishy;ble. It deshy;sshy;cshy;ribes the brushy;tal torshy;ture and murshy;der of a womshy;an, and her husshy;bands subshy;seshy;quent reshy;venge on her atshy;tackshy;ers. Half the parshy;tishy;cishy;pants were told that the passhy;sage came from the Old Tesshy;tashy;ment; the othshy;er half, that it was an anshy;cient scroll unshy;earthed by arshy;chaeshy;oshy;loshy;gists. In adshy;dishy;tion, half the parshy;tishy;cishy;pants from both the Bishy;ble and the anshy;cient scroll groups read an adshy;justed vershy;sion that inshy;cludshy;ed the verse: The Lord comshy;manded Isshy;rashy;el to take arms against their brothshy;ers and chasshy;ten them beshy;fore the LORD. Parshy;tishy;cishy;pants were then paired up and inshy;structed to comshy;pete in a simshy;ple reshy;acshy;tion game that measshy;ures agshy;gresshy;sion. The winshy;ner gets to blast his or her partshy;ner with a noise that can be about as loud as a fire alarm. The Brigshy;ham Young stushy;dents were more agshy;gresshy;sivethat is loudshy;erwith their blasts if they had been told the passhy;sage they had read was from the Bishy;ble rathshy;er than a scroll, the reshy;searchshy;ers found. Likeshy;wise, they were more agshy;gresshy;sive if they had read the adshy;dishy;tional verse that deshy;picts God sancshy;tionshy;ing vishy;oshy;lence. At the more secshy;ushy;lar Dutch school, the reshy;sults were surshy;prisshy;ingshy;ly simshy;ishy;lar, the scishy;enshy;tists said. Alshy;though the stushy;dents were less likeshy;ly to be inshy;flushy;enced by the source of the mashy;teshy;rishy;al, they blastshy;ed more agshy;gresshy;sively when the passhy;sage they read inshy;cludshy;ed Gods sancshy;tionshy;ing of the vishy;oshy;lence. This held true even for nonshy;beshy;lievshy;ers, though to a lessshy;er exshy;tent. The findshy;ings shed light on the posshy;sishy;ble orishy;gins of vishy;oshy;lent reshy;lishy;gious funshy;dashy;menshy;talshy;ism, the reshy;searchshy;ers said, and fit with theshy;oshy;ries holdshy;ing that vishy;oshy;lent scripshy;tures help lead exshy;tremshy;ists to agshy;gresshy;sion. To the exshy;tent reshy;lishy;gious exshy;tremshy;ists enshy;gage in proshy;longed, seshy;lecshy;tive readshy;ing of the scripshy;tures, foshy;cusshy;ing on vishy;oshy;lent retshy;rishy;bushy;tion toshy;ward unbeshy;lievshy;ers inshy;stead of the overshy;all messhy;sage of acshy;ceptshy;ance and unshy;dershy;standshy;ing, wrote Bushshy;man, one might exshy;pect to see inshy;creased brushy;tality. - Ahhh...imagining that irresistible new car smell? Check outnew cars at Yahoo! Autos.
Youth pills, hawked online, win over top scientists Feb. 9, 2007 By Jack Lucentini Updated Feb. 12 For censhy;turies, shady salesshy;men have pushed nosshy;trums claimed to conshy;quer that etershy;nal scourge, agshy;ing. Virshy;tushy;alshy;ly all have been garshy;bage. Chishy;nas king Zhao Mei may have even died from his own imshy;morshy;talshy;ity pills 2,000 years ago, arshy;chaeshy;oshy;loshy;gshy;ists say. Pills on the marshy;ket are lashy;beled as conshy;tainshy;ing from less than 5 mg to as much as 250 mg of resshy;vershy;ashy;trol in its acshy;tive form. Even that is around one-sixth what an avershy;age-weight pershy;son would have to take daishy;ly to get doses comshy;pashy;rashy;ble to those used in mouse life-extension studshy;ies. But many users are satshy;isshy;fied with takshy;ing smaller amounts in orshy;der to play it safe and save monshy;ey. - But one brand of pills hawked on the Inshy;tershy;net as conshy;tainshy;ing youth-proshy;longshy;ing moshy;leshy;cules has a cushy;rishy;ous disshy;tincshy;tion. A Harshy;vard Medshy;ishy;cal School bishy;olshy;oshy;gist who is a leadshy;ing exshy;peshy;rt on agshy;ing takes them daishy;ly, pershy;suaded by his own reshy;search that they may work, acshy;cordshy;ing to peoshy;ple fashy;milshy;iar with his acshy;tivshy;ishy;ties. He also once served as conshy;sulshy;tant to the pills maker, but said he did so at no charge. A small but growshy;ing band of peoshy;ple, hearshy;ing of his use of the pills, has folshy;lowed his lead in hopes of livshy;ing longshy;er and more vigshy;orshy;ousshy;lyas have a dishy;verse arshy;ray of anshy;ishy;mals on which the pills key inshy;greshy;dishy;ent has been tested. A Noshy;bel-prize winshy;ning physshy;ishy;cist counts himshy;self among the conshy;verts. The capshy;sules in quesshy;tion are called Lonshy;geshy;vishy;nex (longevinex.com). The Harshy;vard reshy;searchshy;er, Dashy;vid Sinshy;clair, has said in inshy;tershy;views that he takes supshy;pleshy;ments conshy;tainshy;ing the inshy;greshy;dishy;ent, called resshy;vershy;ashy;tshy;rol. But he wouldnt speshy;cishy;fy which of the more than 20 availshy;abshy;le brands he takes, or adshy;vise their use to othshy;ers. The medshy;ishy;cal schools rules forshy;bid doshy;ing that, an arshy;tishy;cle in the June 22, 2004 Harshy;vard Gashy;zshy;ette said. Noneshy;theshy;less, three peoshy;ple fashy;milshy;iar with Sinshy;clairs acshy;tivshy;ishy;ties said his brand of choice has been Lonshy;geshy;vishy;nex. Grapes and red wine alshy;so conshy;tain resshy;vershy;ashy;trol (see chart), but far too litshy;tle for these prodshy;ucts to conshy;fer the drashy;mashy;tic lifeshy;span boost seen in anshy;ishy;mal studshy;ies, reshy;searchshy;ers say. Noneshy;theshy;less, even modshy;ershy;ate alshy;coshy;hol drinkshy;ing is tied to slightshy;ly highshy;er lifeshy;span in hushy;mans, acshy;cordshy;ing to a study in the Dec. 11-25 isshy;sue of the jourshy;nal Arshy;chives of Inshy;tershy;nal Medshy;ishy;cine. But pills may have much more resshy;vershy;ashy;trol, so some peoshy;ple want themthough their efshy;fects are litshy;tle studshy;ied, and how the subshy;stance works is still deshy;bated. Confusion has set in among poshy;tenshy;tial buyshy;ers of these supshy;pleshy;ments, thanks to a slew of comshy;petshy;ing and conshy;tshy;rashy;dicshy;toshy;ry claims from the manshy;ushy;facshy;turshy;ers. The sishy;lence from Sinshy;clair, peshy;rshy;haps the best-known reshy;searchshy;er of resshy;vershy;ashy;trols efshy;fects, hasshy;nt helped. He deshy;clined to comshy;ment for this arshy;tishy;cle. Enigmatic tests A few years ago, Sinshy;clair conshy;ducted tests that sugshy;gested Lonshy;geshy;vishy;nex worked far betshy;ter than a dozshy;en comshy;petshy;ing prodshy;ucts, acshy;cordshy;ing to a news arshy;tishy;cle in the Feb. 27, 2004 isshy;sue of the reshy;search jourshy;nal Scishy;ence. Deshy;tails of the resshy;ults havent been pubshy;lished or opshy;ened to the widshy;er scishy;enshy;tifshy;ic comshy;mushy;nishy;tys scrushy;tishy;ny. Around then, Sinshy;clair has said he alshy;so served as a conshy;sultshy;ant to Lonshy;geshy;vishy;nexs maker; all this took place durshy;ing the proshy;ducts deshy;veshy;lopshy;ment, acshy;cordshy;ing to the comshy;pashy;ny preshy;sishy;dent. But Sinshy;clair anshy;nounced in a mailshy;ing at the end of 2003 that he had cut the tie beshy;cause the comshy;pashy;ny had used his name in pubshy;lishy;city. He latshy;er launched his own comshy;pashy;ny, Sirshy;tshy;ris, to deshy;velshy;op a reshy;latshy;ed preshy;scripshy;tion prodshy;uct. Nonetheless, he keeps takshy;ing the preshy;sshy;cripshy;tion-free Lonshy;geshy;vishy;nex, acshy;cordshy;ing to an eshy;mail atshy;tribshy;utshy;ed to him by Jusshy;tin Loew, treasshy;urshy;er of the Imshy;morshy;talshy;ishy;ty
No one suggest that he screwed Mia Farrow. Not even Mia Farrow.?? Does Farrow make a big deal about the hugging incident.?? Did Maharishi sent Brahmacharis to track her after she left.?? Geezerfreak [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2007 00:45:37 - Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: SEXY ROMPS OF THE BEATLES' GIGGLING GURU What kind of man is he? A man who, in the 60s and 70s, bedded those he could when the opportunity arose. A man who probably backed off, when it was apparent that his advances were unwelcome. That's pretty much it. No one suggests that he screwed Mia Farrow. She reacted negatively to his putting his arms around her and he backed off. But he was also busy with others at the time. He had his hands more than full in those years. - Ahhh...imagining that irresistible new car smell? Check outnew cars at Yahoo! Autos.
A little busy for the past 3 months Sir Rick. Good Rule. Words have become precious, now on FFL. Rick Archer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2007 09:50:39 -0500 Subject: RE: [FairfieldLife] RICK , ALEX , SHEMP , LUNDRUB , VAJ The Space Lizards did it. No, seriously, what are you trying to tell us? That you never delete your emails? That you havent checked email for 6 months? Thanks. And heres a bit of good news for you: we now have a 5-post limit per person per day on FFL. So six months from now, when you check your email again, there should only be about 6,800 FFL posts there. - Ahhh...imagining that irresistible new car smell? Check outnew cars at Yahoo! Autos.
There are 15,000 FFL posts in my inbox. I am going to delete all of them. Do you guys have anything to tell me.?? Hope you all are in GOOD HEALTH. Peace and Enlightenment to you. - Ahhh...imagining that irresistible new car smell? Check outnew cars at Yahoo! Autos.
You say this is the Aquarian age. Would you tell us something about the Precession of the Earth's axis, from the Astrological Stand-Point.?? [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2007 10:47:56 EDT Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: AMERICA PRAYS/AMERICA INVINCIBILITY REALITY CHECK Dear friends, ( I WOULD APPRICIATE MORE OF A RESPONSE FROM THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN INVOLVED WITH THE TMO AND TM OR AFFILIATED GROUPS SUCH AS SSRS). I have and still am convinced that the ME works. As I have stated in the past we would need at least 1,000 practitioners in each state of America to create this effect. MMY and John Haeglin are dreaming if they think that 1,800 Sidha's will solve the problems of America. Today we mourn for the victims of Virginia Tech. I will do a puja today for the families and friends of those who have been murdered. Just in the month of April we have had a Tsunami that hit the Solomon islands, tornado's that hit the Midwest and southeast states showing high tornado activity, racial comments from Imus who got fired, the largest mass murder in American history by a college student, a noreaster that caused considerable flooding ( the last one to hit in April of this size was 25 years ago), 140 Iraqi's blown up around the same time the college students got killed and unseasonable weather patters throughout April with lower than normal temperatures. Keep in mind that since the America Invincibility started a young man killed his parents and siblings in Iowa, a man stops at an Amish school in PA and kills several children execution stile and the president decides to send more troops to Iraq to continue the war. Many of you might say, well what about the positive. According to MMY and Dr John Hagelin we should be experiencing minimal violence and balanced weather patters. It is obviously not the case. My advise to both MMY and Dr. John Hagelin is to let the 326 Sidha's who have been not allowed access to the dome to fly with them. Also, asking the TM meditators to come and join in America Invincibility with as much fever as they use to promote the Sidha community. The quick fix attitude that MMY has by not emphasizing the meditators roll in the peace process has turned many people off. An organization cannot save the world it is the people within the organization who can. My predictions regarding the planet Pluto are coming true. Go to Astrological Varieties and click predictions for 2007. Regardless of how people will judge my work on this forum I am on target. I am predicting the passing over of MMY in July or August of this year. July 7, 16 and Guru Purnama on the 28 or 29 depending on what system of astrology you follow. I don't have any dates for August and feel July is the month. If not July it will be August. This passing over is very positive for it pushes everyone who has been lazy and insecure about thinking for themselves to come to some final conclusions about our family and families that have been effected by MMY and the TMO. It will do further damage to an organization that should have listened to some of the advise from others over the years. A holy war will begin between the leaders of MMY organization and further damage will be done within the organization and the positive side of this is other organizations who represent spiritual flexibility will grow and other new groups will form to carry on with the natural tendency of nature to expand. As spiritual communities continue to seek the Guru's permission to grow on the path to enlightenment remember this- YOU ARE THE TEACHERS OF THE WORLD. A few Guru's from India keep the planet alive but we must gather together on our own when the Guru is not in town and sit together in silence. Silence is the most powerful form of creating world peace at the present time. The Aquarian age is about groups coming together not isolating yourselves in your own private homes. Try to move beyond your own personal feelings of what you want (even from the Guru) and think about the family of humanity. Love and Light. Lou (Patanjali) Valentino - Ahhh...imagining that irresistible new car smell? Check outnew cars at Yahoo! Autos.
How do you delete Verbal diarrhea.?? I judge by the subject header and the poster before taking a decision to read or not. t3rinity [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2007 15:00:11 - Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: RICK , ALEX , SHEMP , LUNDRUB , VAJ Yes, don't use automatic fireweapons to delete! Make a video of it and put it up on youtube. There are 15,000 FFL posts in my inbox. I am going to delete all of them. Do you guys have anything to tell me.?? Hope you all are in GOOD HEALTH. Peace and Enlightenment to you. - Ahhh...imagining that irresistible new car smell? Check outnew cars at Yahoo! Autos.
Catching suicide bombers April 10, 2007 Courtesy Technology Review and World Science staff Sushy;ishy;cide bombshy;ers are part of the arms race of the 21st censhy;tushy;ry. And they have an adshy;vanshy;tage over their vicshy;tims, whethshy;er cishy;vilshy;ian or milshy;ishy;tarshy;y: even if caught, they can ofshy;ten still blow up the checkshy;point where they were deshy;tected. One comshy;pashy;ny claims to have deshy;velshy;oped a way around this: the first techshy;nolshy;oshy;gy that aushy;toshy;matshy;ishy;cally discoshy;vers the bombs from a safe disshy;tance. The sysshy;tem inshy;volves aimshy;ing a low-power rashy;dar beam at peoshy;ple from as far as 100 meshy;ters (109 yards) away. Softshy;ware withshy;in the sysshy;tem reshy;veals conshy;cealed obshy;jects withshy;out showshy;ing the body unshy;dershy;neath, which could vishy;oshy;late subshy;jects prishy;vashy;cy, acshy;cordshy;ing to the deshy;velshy;opshy;ers. The techshy;nolshy;oshy;gy was deshy;scribed last month in Techshy;nolshy;oshy;gy Reshy;view, a magshy;ashy;zine of the Masshy;sashy;chushy;setts Inshy;stishy;tute of Techshy;nolshy;oshy;gy. The sysshy;tem is deshy;velshy;oped by SET Corp. of Arshy;lingshy;ton, Va. The small, prishy;vateshy;ly owned busishy;ness was founded in 2002 by scishy;enshy;tists from the Deshy;fense Adshy;vanced Reshy;search Proshy;jects Agenshy;cy, the U.S. Deshy;fense Deshy;partshy;ments reshy;search and deshy;velshy;opshy;ment arm. The sysshy;tem utishy;lizes vishy;deo-analshy;yshy;sis softshy;ware deshy;signed by Rashy;ma Chelshy;lappa, an elecshy;trishy;cal and comshy;putshy;er enshy;gishy;neer at the Unishy;vershy;sishy;ty of Marshy;yshy;land, acshy;cordshy;ing to Techshy;nolshy;oshy;gy Reshy;view. The softshy;ware is deshy;signed to track the subshy;jecshy;ts moveshy;ments, so the rashy;dar stays on tarshy;get. Othshy;er sushy;ishy;cide bombshy;er deshy;tecshy;tion senshy;sors are exshy;penshy;sive, work close-in, and ofshy;ten creshy;ate prishy;vashy;cy conshy;cerns, acshy;cordshy;ing to the comshy;pashy;ny. The softshy;ware could one day imshy;prove the techshy;nolshy;oshy;gy furshy;ther by notshy;ing slight difshy;fershy;ences in the way peoshy;ple walk when hidshy;ing heavy obshy;jects, Techshy;nolshy;oshy;gy Reshy;view reshy;ported. Thomshy;as Burns, SETs chief exshy;ecshy;ushy;tive, told the pubshy;lishy;cashy;tion that the sysshy;tem, called Counshy;tershy;Bomber, could be ready for sale by this fall. - Ahhh...imagining that irresistible new car smell? Check outnew cars at Yahoo! Autos.
India can do better than that. But even india finds it difficult to compete with China's subsidised manufacturing. But in the Long term only two countries have the heft to challenge US. Russia and Brazil. Russian economy is bouncing back. India and China have to manage a huge Population and Political reforms are still ahead. Political structure in both countries are obsolete. If the borders in Europe dissolve away, and an European Super-state emerges, It will easily match the industrial might of America. bob_brigante [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2007 01:13:39 - Subject: [FairfieldLife] Indian economy bigger than U.S. in 2050 today's Times of India MUMBAI: Productivity growth will help India sustain over 8% growth until 2020 and become the second largest economy in the world, ahead of the US, by 2050, Goldman Sachs has said, scaling up estimates of the country's prospects in its October 2003 research paper widely known as the BRICs report. The original report had projected that India's GDP would outstrip Japan's by 2032 and that in 30 years, it would be the world's third largest economy after China and the US. The new report goes one step further by moving India up from No. 3 and No. 2 in the global sweepstakes of tomorrow. Goldman Sachs' research arm said in a global research paper released on Monday that India's growth acceleration since 2003 represented a structural increase rather than simply a cyclical upturn. It said productivity growth drove nearly half of overall growth and expected it to continue for some years. We project India's potential or sustainable growth rate at about 8% until 2020. The implication is that India's contribution to world growth will be even greater (and faster) than implied in our previous BRICs research, Goldman Sachs Global Research said. The vote of increased confidence from the world's largest investment bank, whose previous chairman Henry Paulson is now treasury secretary in the Bush administration, comes when India is easing into its new seat in the global political arena as a nuclear power and consolidating its economic might as the world's services backbone. The paper said a turnaround in manufacturing productivity was central to the ratcheting up of productivity growth. The private sector was the principal driver of this turnaround, as it improved efficiency in the face of increased competition due to the cumulative effects of a decade of reforms. The underlying reasons are: increased openness to trade, investment in information and communication technology, and greater financial deepening. These factors still have some distance to run, it said. - Never Miss an Email Stay connected with Yahoo! Mail on your mobile. Get started!
In the Pre-Civilisation days 10,000 years ago, Canibalism was rampant throughout the World. Tribes living in isolation were more likely to kill and eat anyone not a part of their tribe. Then as Settlements became more organised and defined, Human Sacrifices were rampant all over the World. Sacrifical Human blood flowed like rivers in Central American and South American tribes. Evidence for Human Sacrifices exists even in Ancient Europe. Then as Settlements grew into Civilisations, Slavery and Slave-trading became rampant and other Superstitions began to take hold. Witch hunting in Europe, Female Circumscision in Middle-east and N-Africa, Sati and Devadasi system in india, Foot-binding in China, etc etc. Today, Pollution of the Eco-System, Destruction of Forests, Large scale Corruption, Mis-information and False Probaganda in media, etc etc Therefore, We can see a gradual refinement and Purification in Human Consciousness and Human Evolution. Maharishi says Heaven on Earth is possible. bob_brigante [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 22:53:32 - Subject: [FairfieldLife] Cultural history of vegetarianism If history teaches us anything, it's that today's habit may be tomorrow's abomination. What people saw as a matter of course in the streets of 17th-century London -- rich men beating their servants, crowds gathered in a festival mood to watch bloody executions -- would horrify the pedestrian of 2007. Morality, too, has a history, but the people of any given period usually don't see it that way. They think that they already have a pretty solid understanding of right and wrong (even if they find it difficult to be virtuous) and rarely imagine that future generations might view them as unenlightened at best and depraved at worst. Activists, on the other hand, know different. They count on the evolution of morality. Recently, Adam Hochschild's fascinating Bury the Chains chronicled the means by which a group of committed 18th- century idealists convinced their fellow citizens in Britain and America that slavery was an intolerable wrong. It wasn't easy, and it didn't happen overnight. Some people of that era thought that slavery was lamentable but intractable; others found it easy to justify an institution that brought them profits and comfort. Still others -- the majority, perhaps -- didn't give it much thought at all, as they sweetened their tea with sugar produced at brutal slave plantations on islands far, far away. For this reason, even an omnivore should find an intellectual history of vegetarianism interesting. We, like the people of the early 1800s, could be living through a period of slow but profound ideological change. To the people of their own time, men like Granville Sharp and Thomas Clarkson -- early abolitionists and the founders of the first human rights movement -- seemed as impractical, as demanding, as self-righteous and as obsessed as many animal rights activists seem to us today. In the future, right-thinking people might look back at us meat eaters with the same disapproval we heap on those who considered slavery acceptable 200 years ago. http://www.salon. com/books/ review/2007/ 01/25/stuart/ index.html - Never Miss an Email Stay connected with Yahoo! Mail on your mobile. Get started!
India can do better than that. But even india finds it difficult to compete with China's subsidised manufacturing. But in the Long term only two countries have the heft to challenge US. Russia and Brazil. Russian economy is bouncing back. India and China have to manage a huge Population and Political reforms are still ahead. Political structure in both countries are obsolete. If the borders in Europe dissolve away, and an European Super-state emerges, It will easily match the industrial might of America. bob_brigante [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2007 01:13:39 - Subject: [FairfieldLife] Indian economy bigger than U.S. in 2050 today's Times of India MUMBAI: Productivity growth will help India sustain over 8% growth until 2020 and become the second largest economy in the world, ahead of the US, by 2050, Goldman Sachs has said, scaling up estimates of the country's prospects in its October 2003 research paper widely known as the BRICs report. The original report had projected that India's GDP would outstrip Japan's by 2032 and that in 30 years, it would be the world's third largest economy after China and the US. The new report goes one step further by moving India up from No. 3 and No. 2 in the global sweepstakes of tomorrow. Goldman Sachs' research arm said in a global research paper released on Monday that India's growth acceleration since 2003 represented a structural increase rather than simply a cyclical upturn. It said productivity growth drove nearly half of overall growth and expected it to continue for some years. We project India's potential or sustainable growth rate at about 8% until 2020. The implication is that India's contribution to world growth will be even greater (and faster) than implied in our previous BRICs research, Goldman Sachs Global Research said. The vote of increased confidence from the world's largest investment bank, whose previous chairman Henry Paulson is now treasury secretary in the Bush administration, comes when India is easing into its new seat in the global political arena as a nuclear power and consolidating its economic might as the world's services backbone. The paper said a turnaround in manufacturing productivity was central to the ratcheting up of productivity growth. The private sector was the principal driver of this turnaround, as it improved efficiency in the face of increased competition due to the cumulative effects of a decade of reforms. The underlying reasons are: increased openness to trade, investment in information and communication technology, and greater financial deepening. These factors still have some distance to run, it said. - It's here! Your new message! Get new email alerts with the free Yahoo! Toolbar.
Jim needs to perform his Vedic Horse Sacrifice.! Vaj is a Spiritual Giant.! Jim is an Intellectual Pygmy.! TurquoiseB [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2007 10:52:07 - Subject: [FairfieldLife] The Paradox of Brahman (was My first post: Please help me, I'm so confused) You misunderstand. Jim's outburst above, coming as it does from Jim the noted Buddhist authority who is convinced that Buddha once said, God is love, is not really coming from Jim. It's a *cosmic* statement, coming not from ego or self but from the Whole Tamale, God HimSelf, the veritable Big Brahman. As the BB explained recently: It only looks like there is a self certain of its beliefs from the outside, but the actual process, the subjective experience, is more like an instant- aneous self-referral, then instantaneous release, with the self-referral result being reported. There is in reality no self experienced, and so no beliefs or convincing. :-) Just pokin' a little fun, Jim. If you think about it, and reread your first quote above, you might begin to understand why not all of us are convinced that the proclamations you consider Absolute Truth are 1) really coming from the place you think they are or 2) are really true, much less Truth. I guess they *could* be, but in that case I'd have to believe that Big Brahman really has it in for Vaj, and is working up a big loogie to expectorate at him even now, and that's just not my idea of how Brahman (or Buddha) spends the day. :-) In other words, when you're not acting like an obsessed fuck you talk the talk well. It's just that when you *are* acting like an obsessed fuck, you don't exactly walk the walk of that talk very well. If you're in the former state of attention today, can you explain this seeming contradiction to us? Is it just the paradox of Brahman, or could you possibly be just another limited self working its hangups out in public, just like the rest of us? --- jim_flanegin jflanegi@ wrote (about Vaj): What is this incoherent mess trying to say? More crap from the faux-Buddhist little Vajee? Buddha spits in his face. --- kaladevi93 [EMAIL PROTECTED] . wrote: If you do half the heart felt humanitarian work this man has done, then you can complain. Holy hell, last I talked to him he'd spent his last three vacations (including all of last Christmas) at children's orphanages. And I bet you and wife no. 2 only have visitation rights for your kids. If only you were half the man, then you might be a real man. - Need Mail bonding? Go to the Yahoo! Mail QA for great tips from Yahoo! Answers users.
You should walk into many of the Mosques in Europe, America and India and hear for yourself, the Sermons and Probaganda these Imams and Clerics preach. Most of these Clerics openly speak of smuggling Heroin and Cocaine into America to destroy the American economy and American general Health.!! According to the Muslim teachings, all ' Image worshippers' should be killed. The funny Carrot these morons hold out is that, 'each man will get 72 pornstars in Heaven and a Palace with all Luxuries. But the Same Islam also states that 99% percent of women will go to Hell.!! [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2007 12:38:29 EST Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] 'Iran Again Speaks of Madness' Oh, I agree! I saw a documentary called Obsession a few months ago which showed what the average person in the middle east sees on TV and it looked as hate filled as any Ku Klux Klan rally you could ever imagine. You are absolutely right when you say you wouldn't believe unless you actually see it for your self. - TV dinner still cooling? Check out Tonight's Picks on Yahoo! TV.
In the Pre-Civilisation days 10,000 years ago, Canibalism was rampant throughout the World. Tribes living in isolation were more likely to kill and eat anyone not a part of their tribe. Then as Settlements became more organised and defined, Human Sacrifices were rampant all over the World. Sacrifical Human blood flowed like rivers in Central American and South American tribes. Evidence for Human Sacrifices exists even in Ancient Europe. Then as Settlements grew into Civilisations, Slavery and Slave-trading became rampant and other Superstitions began to take hold. Witch hunting in Europe, Female Circumscision in Middle-east and N-Africa, Sati and Devadasi system in india, Foot-binding in China, etc etc. Today, Pollution of the Eco-System, Destruction of Forests, Large scale Corruption, Mis-information and False Probaganda in media, etc etc Therefore, We can see a gradual refinement and Purification in Human Consciousness and Human Evolution. Maharishi says Heaven on Earth is possible. bob_brigante [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 22:53:32 - Subject: [FairfieldLife] Cultural history of vegetarianism If history teaches us anything, it's that today's habit may be tomorrow's abomination. What people saw as a matter of course in the streets of 17th-century London -- rich men beating their servants, crowds gathered in a festival mood to watch bloody executions -- would horrify the pedestrian of 2007. Morality, too, has a history, but the people of any given period usually don't see it that way. They think that they already have a pretty solid understanding of right and wrong (even if they find it difficult to be virtuous) and rarely imagine that future generations might view them as unenlightened at best and depraved at worst. Activists, on the other hand, know different. They count on the evolution of morality. Recently, Adam Hochschild's fascinating Bury the Chains chronicled the means by which a group of committed 18th- century idealists convinced their fellow citizens in Britain and America that slavery was an intolerable wrong. It wasn't easy, and it didn't happen overnight. Some people of that era thought that slavery was lamentable but intractable; others found it easy to justify an institution that brought them profits and comfort. Still others -- the majority, perhaps -- didn't give it much thought at all, as they sweetened their tea with sugar produced at brutal slave plantations on islands far, far away. For this reason, even an omnivore should find an intellectual history of vegetarianism interesting. We, like the people of the early 1800s, could be living through a period of slow but profound ideological change. To the people of their own time, men like Granville Sharp and Thomas Clarkson -- early abolitionists and the founders of the first human rights movement -- seemed as impractical, as demanding, as self-righteous and as obsessed as many animal rights activists seem to us today. In the future, right-thinking people might look back at us meat eaters with the same disapproval we heap on those who considered slavery acceptable 200 years ago. http://www.salon. com/books/ review/2007/ 01/25/stuart/ index.html - Need a quick answer? Get one in minutes from people who know. Ask your question on Yahoo! Answers.