The Navy quickly identified the breach and tracked down the alleged culprits through their online activity, revealing an extensive computer hacking scheme committed across the country and even abroad,” U.S. Attorney Danny C. Williams, who filed the information, said Monday. 'Sailor on US Nuclear Ship Led Hacker Ring, Prosecutor Says' http://tinyurl.com/k4pvv2h http://tinyurl.com/k4pvv2h ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, richard@... wrote : Reuters - A computer hacker was sentenced on Monday to three years and five months in prison for stealing the personal data of about 120,000 Apple Inc iPad users, including big-city mayors, a TV network news anchor and a Hollywood movie mogul... 'U.S. computer hacker gets three-and-a-half years for stealing iPad user data' http://tinyurl.com/c72z58j http://tinyurl.com/c72z58j
It looks like we've got two known True Believers on FFL - MJ and TB. Go figure. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, authfriend@... wrote : Willytex is only pretending, but I certainly am an ET. Just ask Barry. Why do you think I freak him out so badly? ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, mjackson74@... wrote : I am perfectly willing to believe that WillyTex and possbily Judy are indeed ET's.
Today, I verified my IP address using this tool, so I could set up the FTP on my server: http://ipchicken.com/ http://ipchicken.com/ ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, punditster@... wrote : Our WAN server is a hosted server, a Dell PowerEdge blade server, up in Washington state. Our local server in our home office is fire-walled with protected with Kaspersky. We change our passwords frequently for the log-in. Our Wi-Fi access-point is encrypted. We use the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) to upload files. We think everything is secure. And, we have installed bars on all our windows and doors and we have installed some sercuritye cameras as well. We are members in good standing in our Neighborhood Watch. What I really worry about is the physical intrusion. Some team of crackers could crawl under our house, which is a pier and beam construction, when we were away at a gig or something, and saw a hole in the wood floor to make a trap-door. Then, at night when we are out cruising, the crackerjacks could sneak in and try to hack into our system to get some information about what I might post to FFL - that would be a scoop for them, I guess. Go figure. On Thu, Apr 10, 2014 at 11:08 AM, Bhairitu noozguru@... mailto:noozguru@... wrote: Update your OpenSSL? ;-) On 04/10/2014 06:11 AM, Pundit Sir wrote: Today I sent several pings to my server and did an internet speed test. On Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 7:58 PM, Pundit Sir punditster@... mailto:punditster@... wrote: Just so you know, I've got a VPN working through a proxy. Huey Lewis and the News - Workin' for a Livin' - Live 1992 http://youtu.be/9N2CANatVYQ http://youtu.be/9N2CANatVYQ
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In general, I am opposed to taxation, in particular income tax and property tax and most sales taxes as well. There is no income tax where I live and the sales tax is aroun 8%, compared to 14% in Canada. However, I would be willing to pay my fair share of a flat tax on income - about 1%. Go figure. American-style capitalism promises higher living standards overall in exchange for higher individual risks; faster growth rates in exchange for greater inequality; lower unemployment rates in exchange for fewer workplace protections; more liberty for innovators and entrepreneurs in exchange for somewhat less solidarity-as-redistribution. 'The Case Against Higher Taxes' New York Times: http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/douthat/2014/04/15/the-case-against-higher-taxes/?from=douthat http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/douthat/2014/04/15/the-case-against-higher-taxes/?from=douthat 'How Much Are You Willing to Pay in Taxes?' http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-04-15/how-much-are-you-willing-to-pay-in-taxes http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-04-15/how-much-are-you-willing-to-pay-in-taxes
Apparently MJ has been kicked out of MUM for failing to attend any classes - I wouldn't be surprised if he is actually banned from setting foot on the campus - after they read his messages on the internet. He's more into Chinese communist Kung Fu these days, I guess. Go figure. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, no_re...@yahoogroups.com wrote : Don't worry, only people in level will be able to see him. Fellows like you are the reason they have security, you wouldn't come within range to do anything much less pose any silly questions, If you want to learn use youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaZ8Zai_1Yg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaZ8Zai_1Yg ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, mjackson74@... wrote : I would love to be there and ask King Tony some questions he would not answer, such as how big an ego does one need to declare oneself king of the world? And while we are at all this vedic stuff, try reading this little story about one man's experience in MUM's Sanskrit class:
...if it isn't measurable it isn't real. How about atoms? There are to my knowledge no scientists on this discussion group, so what you are reading Share is about metaphysics, not about science. In Indian metaphysics, if some proposition or statement is found to be self-contradictory, it doesn't exist. For example, if you see a thief at night, and then you realize in the light, that it was just a fence post, then the thief didn't exist - except in your mind. The presentation of the mistaken theif is real because it was presented to you, but it was not real in the absolute sense - it was an illusion, not real, yet not unreal either. Almost the whole of Indian metaphysics is based on the notion of the illusion aspect of the world of the senses. So the only way it isn't in conflict with science is because it isn't measurable. And if it isn't measurable it isn't real. It's the concept, it's wrong.
Try to imagine someone so desperate for attention that they settle for made-up claims about witnessing their guru levitate hundreds of times. And, instead of conversation, making even bolder claims about their guru being able to generate golden light to fill a lecture hall filled with thousands of trance-induction inductees. Go figure. And, then try to imagine a stage-magic conversation with The Amazing Randi. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, turquoiseb@... wrote : Try to imagine someone so desperate for attention that they settle for trumped-up arguments instead of conversation.ore. :-) I see you are reduced to your usual nitpicking in order to mask the fact you have no argument.
Ajax: To find out if this is real or not, there is no evidence except the experience. One of the most thorough account of the spiritual approach may be Ken Wilber's book The Spectrum of Consciousness, a comparison of western and eastern ways of thinking about the mind, Ken Wilber described consciousness as a spectrum with ordinary awareness at one end, and more profound types of awareness at higher levels. Duality is only an appearance; non-duality is the real truth. The object exists as an object for the knowing subject; but it does not exist outside of consciousness because the distinction of subject and object is within consciousness. (IV 25-27) Sharma, p. 245-246. Work cited: 'The Spectrum of Consciousness' By Ken Wilber Quest Books, 1993 pp. 3-16; 52
Tony Nader, Ph.D., M.D. can't hold a candle to all your accomplishments, such as practicing Kung Fu for two years and fixing computers in your living room. You may be a nice guy on the surface but you come across in print as a jealous guy. Go figure. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, mjackson74@... wrote : Raja Ram may be a nice guy on the surface, but he is the very face of a cult and the very picture of a fraud.
Knowledge is power, Share. It's like the analogy of the snake in the garden. At night we see what appears to be a snake in the garden; in the daylight we see that it was only a coiled up rope. The snake was real because it was presented to our consciousness, but in reality it wasn't a real snake at all. The snake was not real, yet not unreal - it was just an illusion due to our ignorance and the perception of the senses. Pure consciousness is the only Reality. By its nature, it is Self-luminous. (XIII, 13). Thus shaking off duality, he directly perceives the Absolute which is the unity underlying phenomena (dharmadatu). (VI, 7) Sharma, p. 112-113 Share: So salyavin, thinking of the atom which has always been real and measurable except that we didn't have the instruments to do so, is it possible that there exists right now, something else which is real and measurable but for which we don't yet have the instruments for measuring?
In Eye to Eye, Ken Wilber applies his spectrum of consciousness model to epistemology. Epistemology is the science of what can be known - knowledge, and how we get it. Attempting to investigate the realm of spirit, for example, with the eye of flesh, that is, the eye that perceives only sensory phenomena, will not yield real knowledge of the realm of spirit, which is not disclosed to sensory perception. There is an old Zen saying: 'The eye cannot see itself.' There is no place in this new kind of physics both for field and matter, for the field is the only reality. - Albert Einstein Read more: 'Eye to Eye: The Quest for the New Paradigm' by Ken Wilber Shambhala, 1990 ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, sharelong60@... wrote : Richard, Wilbur's book was published 21 years ago. I think neuroscience has added greatly to our understanding of consciousness since then.
But, can she levitate like Rama? I won't comment on the deeper aspects of your post, just pass along a wonderful moment having to do with children.
This sounds like something you made up to cover yourself. Go figure. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, mjackson74@... wrote : he couldn't catch the towney who repeatedly snuck on campus, let himself in the women's dorm so he could expose himself to them in the bathrooms. It took them WEEKS to catch that guy.
Never pass up a tragedy in order to win a religious debate. Edg: or the bastard who drugged and raped his patients, or heck with the drugs, how about the guy who just plain ol' raped 20 of them and is in prison now, or of course there's the guy with the pen in his eye -- he might have had a fleeting last thought about Hey, the technique didn't solve this crazy guy's problems.
---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, awoelflebater@... wrote : However, I would be willing to pay my fair share of a flat tax on income - about 1%. Go figure. I figure that is not much in anybody's method of doing math. That's way more than 75% of Americans pay for income tax. Go figure.
It's all about Judy - it probably really has nothing to do with living conditions in India. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, no_re...@yahoogroups.com wrote : Since when did India and not Being become home of all knowledge ? ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, turquoiseb@... wrote : Modern India, home of all knowledge and the Va-Va-Voom Vedas, has a problem with over 50% of its population just shitting in the streets, so they commissioned this Public Service Announcement to turn things around. Somehow I don't think dancing poo is quite gonna do it. India Has A Problem With People Sh*tting In Public, So They Made A PSA - Digg http://digg.com/video/india-has-a-problem-with-people-sh-tting-in-public-so-they-made-a-psa India Has A Problem With People Sh*tting In Public, ... http://digg.com/video/india-has-a-problem-with-people-sh-tting-in-public-so-they-made-a-psa Yup, apparently over half the population in India just craps right out in the open and we're pretty sure a video of dancing poops isn't going to help. View on digg.com http://digg.com/video/india-has-a-problem-with-people-sh-tting-in-public-so-they-made-a-psa Preview by Yahoo
UPDATE: Strike teams of 15-20 agents are attempting to take the cattle and often in the process killing them and burying the cattle in the desert. A group of roughly 120 peaceful protestors attempted to stop this got and got in front of the convoy of agents to call in the local sheriff as they perceived this as an illegal action. BLM agents began violently attacking the protestors throwing women to the ground with a number of men being tazed. Agents had assault weapons and sidearms drawn but due to the mass of peaceful protestors, ended up retreating after their initial attack. http://voluntaryexchangepodcast.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/peaceful-protesters-come-together-outside-nevada-ranch-to-protest-dlm/ http://voluntaryexchangepodcast.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/peaceful-protesters-come-together-outside-nevada-ranch-to-protest-dlm/ ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, punditster@... wrote : The federal government sends in armed troops to remove cattle from a ranch in Nevada and arrests the owner's son. Now we have First Amendment areas established in Nevada - where people can protest, otherwise you will be arrested by the government and put in jail - to protect a TURTLE. Go figure. Environmentalists are praising the government’s forceful actions, which are being taken to protect the “desert tortoise. http://freebeacon.com/issues/last-man-standing/ http://freebeacon.com/issues/last-man-standing/ Ruby Ridge: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruby_Ridge http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruby_Ridge
Please unsubscribe yourself. Thanks. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, tomtodar@... wrote : Please stop sending me email!
Thanks Richard! Just curious. I'm going to take a mental health day as it is sunny outside and I hope you do too - actually, you might think about taking a mental health week or two, given the number of monkeys that have been flying out your ass. Monkeys can't fly, Emily, whether out of my ass or anywhere else. But, I'd say the chances of a monkey flying are better odds than Fred Lenz levitating up in the air in a cloud of golden light, even one inch.
This scenario begins with the eruption of hazardous materials within the cargo hold – either improperly packaged or illegally shipped – or both. It is thought the missing plane climbed to 45,000ft - a move Mr Vincent believes may have resulted from the pilots not being able to see the controls properly. 'Missing jet WAS carrying highly flammable lithium batteries: CEO of Malaysian Airlines finally admits to dangerous cargo four days after DENYING it' Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2586308/Missing-jet-WAS-carrying-highly-flammable-lithium-batteries-CEO-Malaysian-Airlines-finally-admits-dangerous-cargo.html ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, authfriend@... wrote : It appears that you're mistaken, John, at least according to the folks who are in a position to know how much fuel the plane had. Judy, It doesn't appear the plane has enough fuel to reach Kyrgyzstan or Iran for that matter, unless it landed and refueled in India or western China. Nonetheless, it appears likely that the plane was hijacked and diverted into a new destination by people on board, perhaps including a passenger and a crew member. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, authfriend@... wrote : Latest from Malaysian officials is the assumption that the plane was deliberately diverted by people on board. And then there's this: Early this morning BBC reporter Jonah Fisher tweeted, 'Being briefed by Malaysia officials they believe most likely location for MH370 is on land somewhere near Chinese/Kyrgyz border.'...A violent Uyghur separatist movement is active in [the eastern portion of Kyrgyzstan].” http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/03/15/flight_370_disappearance_missing_airliner_apparently_flew_to_central_asia.html http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/03/15/flight_370_disappearance_missing_airliner_apparently_flew_to_central_asia.html
My prediction is that this is going to be HUGE when we find out the mystery. Until then, what we have is a lost Boeing 777. That's already huge, and it may get a lot bigger in the next few days.Something has got to break with millions of people looking for any trace of the plane. It seems to be more than just a strong coincidence that the loss of contact with the aircraft happened at the point of handover. 'Missing Flight MH370 could have been hijacked in radar 'black hole' between Malaysia and Vietnam' http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/missing-malaysia-airlines-flight-mh370-3269867 http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/missing-malaysia-airlines-flight-mh370-3269867 ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, jr_esq@... wrote : This a mysterious case of an airplane disappearing with no warning. My first reaction was it was shot down by a missile. But by whom and why? My next suspicion was that it could be that the pilots have purposely crashed the plane. They may have been members of a terrorist group who were making a a deadly statement about their political or religious beliefs. http://news.yahoo.com/china-bound-malaysian-jet-vanishes-239-aboard-034021081.html http://news.yahoo.com/china-bound-malaysian-jet-vanishes-239-aboard-034021081.html
Now about a hundred monkeys are levitating out my butt. Why won't somebody help me? ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, punditster@... wrote : A hundred monkeys just flew out of my butt, for REAL. Has this ever happened to anyone else? Help me, someone, anyone, for God's sake,please, help me! On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 9:47 AM, punditster@... mailto:punditster@... wrote: Monkeys are flying out of my butt. For REAL! So, I wonder why nobody else ever reported these momentous events on Sci-Skeptic. Go figure. https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/sci.skeptic https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/sci.skeptic ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, no_re...@yahoogroups.com mailto:no_re...@yahoogroups.com wrote : --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, shempmcgurk shempmcgurk@n... wrote: Unc, other than one other response to this thread (the one who said his brother did it pre-TM 20 feet down the road or something like that), you are the very first person who I have ever heard of that has claimed to have witnessed first-hand actual levitation. As such, I feel compelled to ask you for much more detail to your experience, please. No problem. When did this happen? Dozens of times -- probably more like hundreds, actually -- over a 14-year period starting in 1981. Where? Actual city/state and location (i.e. house, ashram, type of room, etc.) Dozens of locations. The first time, in the Los Angeles Convention Center. In the buildings we were using for our weekly meetings. In the desert. Once in a Denny's in the dead of night when no customers or waiters were around. :-) Did you experience it only once? Nope. Many times. As did most of the other students who studied with the guy. I will also emphasise, for the record, the word most. Some people (10-15) never saw anything; others (1000s over the years, sometimes 500 at once) saw this stuff all the time. Therefore, it would appear to be a phenomenon that is not entirely physical, and takes place at least to some extent on subtle physical levels. If you're asking whether it was ever recorded on film, I don't think so, and I don't know whether it could have been. But it was neat to witness, both as a phenomenon and as a field of energy to be part of. The latter was the real benefit of being around someone who is doing this, IMO. Who exactly did the levitating. Rama. Dr. Frederick Lenz. Crazy Fred. As far as I know, he never practiced any techniques to make it happen. As he explained it, he just woke up one day and remembered how to do it. Something from a past life. He never taught how to do it to any of his students, as far as I know. Was it photographed/videotaped and if not, why not? No, and I don't know why not. He didn't believe very much in trying to document any of the things he could do. His theory was that this stuff is hard enough to believe if it's happening right in front of your face in the same room you are in (a statement I can attest to the truth of). So who's going to believe a videotape? Because some people saw this phenomenon and others in the same room did not, I have my doubts that it would have been captured on videotape. What was the circumstances of the manifestation, that is, was it in front of many people, just yourself...was the lighting and the surroundings such that it couldn't be faked, etc. All the settings mentioned before, so setup or prep required. In the one at Denny's a bunch of us were sitting around one of those round tables at 4:00 in the morning and all the waitresses disappeared, probably to grab a quick cigarette in the kitchen, and he smiled and just lifted up off the naugahyde diner seat and hovered there for about 30 seconds, grinning to beat all. :-) I ask this because on my last trip to Las Vegas I visited one of those magic kiosks where they sell magic tricks and I actually saw a magician demonstate a trick that he was selling to the public in which he makes a coin levitate and spin right in front of you (and for the hell of it, I could NOT figure out how he did it but I DO know that it was some sort of magic technique and NOT actual levitation). My roommate during my last year with the TM organization was an airbrush artist who did costumes for Doug Henning. So Doug would come over to the house a lot and would show us some close-up magic. I know he was most famous for his big stage effects, but the man's real genius was with his close-up magic. I was two feet in front of him, able to move around and look at his hands from any angle I chose, and I still couldn't figure out how he did it. I will admit for the sake of intellectual openness that some trick could have been involved in what Rama did, but I honestly don't think there was any. The variety of the settings
Monkeys are flying out of my butt. For REAL! So, I wonder why nobody else ever reported these momentous events on Sci-Skeptic. Go figure. https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/sci.skeptic https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/sci.skeptic ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, no_re...@yahoogroups.com wrote : --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, shempmcgurk shempmcgurk@n... wrote: Unc, other than one other response to this thread (the one who said his brother did it pre-TM 20 feet down the road or something like that), you are the very first person who I have ever heard of that has claimed to have witnessed first-hand actual levitation. As such, I feel compelled to ask you for much more detail to your experience, please. No problem. When did this happen? Dozens of times -- probably more like hundreds, actually -- over a 14-year period starting in 1981. Where? Actual city/state and location (i.e. house, ashram, type of room, etc.) Dozens of locations. The first time, in the Los Angeles Convention Center. In the buildings we were using for our weekly meetings. In the desert. Once in a Denny's in the dead of night when no customers or waiters were around. :-) Did you experience it only once? Nope. Many times. As did most of the other students who studied with the guy. I will also emphasise, for the record, the word most. Some people (10-15) never saw anything; others (1000s over the years, sometimes 500 at once) saw this stuff all the time. Therefore, it would appear to be a phenomenon that is not entirely physical, and takes place at least to some extent on subtle physical levels. If you're asking whether it was ever recorded on film, I don't think so, and I don't know whether it could have been. But it was neat to witness, both as a phenomenon and as a field of energy to be part of. The latter was the real benefit of being around someone who is doing this, IMO. Who exactly did the levitating. Rama. Dr. Frederick Lenz. Crazy Fred. As far as I know, he never practiced any techniques to make it happen. As he explained it, he just woke up one day and remembered how to do it. Something from a past life. He never taught how to do it to any of his students, as far as I know. Was it photographed/videotaped and if not, why not? No, and I don't know why not. He didn't believe very much in trying to document any of the things he could do. His theory was that this stuff is hard enough to believe if it's happening right in front of your face in the same room you are in (a statement I can attest to the truth of). So who's going to believe a videotape? Because some people saw this phenomenon and others in the same room did not, I have my doubts that it would have been captured on videotape. What was the circumstances of the manifestation, that is, was it in front of many people, just yourself...was the lighting and the surroundings such that it couldn't be faked, etc. All the settings mentioned before, so setup or prep required. In the one at Denny's a bunch of us were sitting around one of those round tables at 4:00 in the morning and all the waitresses disappeared, probably to grab a quick cigarette in the kitchen, and he smiled and just lifted up off the naugahyde diner seat and hovered there for about 30 seconds, grinning to beat all. :-) I ask this because on my last trip to Las Vegas I visited one of those magic kiosks where they sell magic tricks and I actually saw a magician demonstate a trick that he was selling to the public in which he makes a coin levitate and spin right in front of you (and for the hell of it, I could NOT figure out how he did it but I DO know that it was some sort of magic technique and NOT actual levitation). My roommate during my last year with the TM organization was an airbrush artist who did costumes for Doug Henning. So Doug would come over to the house a lot and would show us some close-up magic. I know he was most famous for his big stage effects, but the man's real genius was with his close-up magic. I was two feet in front of him, able to move around and look at his hands from any angle I chose, and I still couldn't figure out how he did it. I will admit for the sake of intellectual openness that some trick could have been involved in what Rama did, but I honestly don't think there was any. The variety of the settings and the spontaneity with which he'd decide to do this stuff disallows any preparation or equipment. I will also admit, for the same reasons, that there might have been some kind of psychic siddhi going on, in which people's perceptions were altered to allow them to see a phenomenon that might not have been present on a physical level. But there was never any suggestion of what was about to happen. The most he'd ever say was, Watch. He never
On 3/13/2014 9:03 AM, dhamiltony...@yahoo.com wrote: Send in the International Red Cross, the Attorneys General either State or Federal, or draw on the help of non-profit groups that specialize in traffic-ed workers. From what I can see, Tony Nader lives just a few blocks from the campus, so obviously we should send in Tony, who is able to understand what the pundits have to say. And, we could send Dr. Nancy Lonsdorf over there too, she's an M.D. Let me know - if need be, I'll drive up there myself and have a talk with the pundits on the campus. Thanks for the suggestions, Buck. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, dhamiltony2k5@... wrote : It would be most helpful for everyone to hear from the pundits, freely. Who is going to speak to the pundits so we can hear the pundit side of this? The Raja Wynne ? It would be most caring to have independent mediation to hear what the pundit side really is. Send in the International Red Cross, the Attorneys General either State or Federal, or draw on the help of non-profit groups that specialize in traffic-ed workers. Let the pundits speak so everyone can hear it. What are the pundits saying? -Buck authfriend writes: There may be, shall we say, mixed motivations--i.e., other than compassion--involved in the ascribing of blame by the TM critics on FFL. In the past, when the TMO has come significantly a-cropper, there have been veritable explosions of glee here from the critics, just as in this instance. I think it may be naive to attribute that glee to compassion. Such an attribution, in fact, looks a lot like pandering. Nobody wants the pandits to suffer; that's a given and really doesn't merit special acclaim. ...But can we really know the motivations of all concerned? The parents, the TMO, the pundits themselves? And what about our own motivations as we ascribe blame without having all the facts? Can we ever know all the facts? Is there such a thing as facts anyway? I feel in this post of yours a lot of compassion. For that I thank you. .
What I am commenting on is your crazy-eyed cultist outlook - do you seriously think those folks up in Vedic City would be party to kidnapping and holding Indian children in forced labor camps? If so, that's an insult to people like Rick and Alex who live up there! Don't you think they would tell us if something like that was going on? Have you gone out of your mind or what, Barry? Go figure. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, turquoiseb@... wrote : From: Bhairitu noozguru@... To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2014 5:46 PM Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: So what have we learned from the pundit riots? Well, Lawson is a TM fanboy. I agree. What I am commenting on is that the *extent* of his fanboy antics are starting to sound like the rantings of a crazy-eyed cultist. I honestly don't think he realizes this.
The late Professor Kinsley was a great Sri Vidya initiate who spent years in India at the feet of realized masters. For any Shakti or Devi admirer this is a must read , most comprehensive explanation of each of the ten Mahavidyas. The Ten Mahavidyas: Kali Tara Tripurasundari Bhuwaneshwari Tripura Bhairavi Dhumavati Chinamasta Bagalmukhi Matangi Kamala 'Tantric Visions of the Devine Feminine: The Ten Mahavidyas’ By David Kinsley University of California Press, 1997 ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, noozguru@... wrote : So who initiated Kinsley into tantra and what was his tradition? On 03/10/2014 04:04 PM, Richard J. Williams wrote: On 3/10/2014 12:02 PM, Bhairitu wrote: So I guess with your crude metaphor you believe are having sex with Saraswati whenever you practice TM. Saraswati is already married and unites with her husband, Brahma. In Tantric Yoga, Purusha is totally separate from the prakriti. Buddhists believe that Saraswati is Mahavidya Tara, known as a guardian deity who upholds the teachings of Gautama Buddha by offering protection and assistance to practitioners trying to reach moksha. Works cited: 'Hindu Goddesses: Vision of the Divine Feminine in the Hindu Religious Traditions' by David Kinsley University of California Press 1988 p. 95.
Not everyone in India is a gang rapist. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, turquoiseb@... wrote: Home of all knowledge. A magical land protected by the Vedic gods and living in accord with the Laws Of Nature. A shining beacon of the possibilities available to lesser, far less-evolved nations. A country into which vast and unknown sums of money extorted from faithful TMers to create World Peace disappeared, never to be found again. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/23/india-gang-rape-west-bengal_n_4650743.html http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/23/india-gang-rape-west-bengal_n_4650743.html
Seriously, it looks like nobody takes anyone seriously on this forum except Judy. She seems to take this all VERY seriously. At least seriously enough monitor every single post while she's at work and to read all the massages and reply to most of them. Go figure. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, authfriend@... wrote: As Richard himself admitted in post #368186, nothing he says is to be taken seriously. Barry took with the utmost seriousness the fact that he has not, as I pointed out, been able to sustain a long conversation with anyone here for ages. After having claimed that I had nothing to say, he suffered a painful loss of face when I reminded him. You can always tell by the lameness of his retaliatory shots when he's really been brought down. Seriously. All Barry has to do is remind everyone of your macro posting to show the lameness of your retaliatory shots when you've really been brought down. Nobody takes you or your macros seriously anymore. You're finished on this group - exposed as a school yard bully and poser. Posting macros and replying to every Barry message is not a way to sustain a long conversation with anyone, but as a joke to indicate that you've lost the big debate - you're just obsessive and mean. That's what I think.
Says the guy who writes virtually every single post. Ann - I was not being serious when I posted that nobody takes these messages seriously. So, it's settled then: Judy is the only informant on FFL that takes anyone seriously. Go figure. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, awoelflebater@... wrote: ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, punditster@... wrote: Seriously, it looks like nobody takes anyone seriously on this forum except Judy. She seems to take this all VERY seriously. At least seriously enough monitor every single post while she's at work and to read all the massages and reply to most of them. Go figure. Says the guy who writes virtually every single post. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, authfriend@... wrote: As Richard himself admitted in post #368186, nothing he says is to be taken seriously. Barry took with the utmost seriousness the fact that he has not, as I pointed out, been able to sustain a long conversation with anyone here for ages. After having claimed that I had nothing to say, he suffered a painful loss of face when I reminded him. You can always tell by the lameness of his retaliatory shots when he's really been brought down. Seriously. All Barry has to do is remind everyone of your macro posting to show the lameness of your retaliatory shots when you've really been brought down. Nobody takes you or your macros seriously anymore. You're finished on this group - exposed as a school yard bully and poser. Posting macros and replying to every Barry message is not a way to sustain a long conversation with anyone, but as a joke to indicate that you've lost the big debate - you're just obsessive and mean. That's what I think.
Now that's better! ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, jedi_spock@... wrote: Something like this might be better? --- Jason wrote: An asymmetric dress-code is bad because it is one-sided and has nothing to do with egalitarian sexuality. It promotes prejudice and bias on a very subtle level. I am a great believer in the uni-sex dress-code. --- TurquoiseB turquoiseb@... wrote: Jason, I think you still must be having trouble posting graphics to FFL. This arrived in my email just now, labeled jedi_spock's idea of a uni-sex dress-code. :-)
The following is from the draft version of my introduction to Rocks Are Melting: The Everyday Teachings of Brahmananda Saraswati. - L.B.Shriver He used to live only on germinated gram seeds mixed with a little bit of salt. He lived on a hillock in a small natural cave near a mountain pool. - Swami Rama http://rwilliams.us/images/guru_dev.jpg http://rwilliams.us/images/guru_dev.jpg In Shankara Acharya's Dakshina-murti Stotram, Shankara advises that for our practice we should meditate on the South-Facing Form, that is, a north-facing posture of meditative devotion to the Glorious Presence. How, exactly, is this accomplished? Here are the directions for practicing transcendental meditation enumerated by the Adi Shankara Acharya: Devotion to that Glorious Presence, Infinite Instructor, Who, By means of the auspicious hand-sign, Makes clear to the worshipers His own real nature Always shining within as I, Following into all the successive states- And those beginning with waking. (Translation by Ernest Wood) The auspicious hand-sign in Sanskrit literature is referred to as the symbol of wisdom or the mark of the I consciousness, which represents Knowing That I am, or Knowing That I know. The auspicious hand-sign meditation reminds us of the absolute truth, the circle made by the thumb and the forefinger is the symbol of unity - a space that is empty, yet full at the same time. It is the symbol of the one reality and for Shankara, the one-without-a-second. In this stotram Shankara Acharya is advocating the yogic practice of TM via a meditation on the form of the attribute-less Brahman by use of a mudra, the auspicious hand-sign being the mnemonic device par-excellence. Guru Dev agrees with this. According to SBS, Brahman is Light, it needs no other light to illuminate it. Does this statement by Guru Dev indicate a means to gain transcendental knowledge? In other words, did Guru Dev teach or practice a technique that was similar to the practice of TM? I think he did and his statement supports of my thesis. I present here the first lines of Shankara Acharaya's commentary on the Brahma Sutras. The first sentence in the Brahma Sutras is: Now, an inquiry into Brahman. Thus Badarayana establishes from the very beginning that the ancient philosophers were concerned with the Absolute truth, which is everywhere, which they termed Brahman. Badarayana believed that the truth can be known based on the four great dicta found in the Upanishads. All transcendental devotees following the Advaita School of Philosophy, which includes the Saraswati Sampradaya, salute the entire Guruparampara, starting from Lord Narayana himself with Adi Shankara in the middle down to our present Guru, Vasudevanand Saraswati. However, we MMY bhagavats are indeed blessed, as I find our relationship with Adi Shankara, vis-a-vis our devotion to SBS is much more intense than what is generally understood by regular practitioners of yoga alone. Works cited: 'The Glorious Presence' The Vedanta Philosophy Including Shankara's Ode to the South-Facing Form Quest Books, Theosophical Pub House, 1952 Strange Facts About a Great Saint By Raj P. Varma Jabalpur, India 1980 Varma Sons Pub. p.10
Most recently, Dan Brown's novel The Da Vinci Code depicted Jesus as being married to Mary Magdalene. It's interesting that Bernard of Clairvaux, the founder of the Templers Rule, was devoted to the Magdalene and to the Black Madonna. Bernard commended the knights to the 'Obedience of Bethany', the castle of Mary and Martha. Bernard is also noted as the founder of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Notre Dame (Our Lady) -, Magdalene. The Templers oath was to 'God and Our Lady', not to the Virgin, but to the Magdalene. The Templers were preoccupied with the idea of the feminine mystery! According to Wasserman, twelfth-century enemies of the Cathars believed their rites included ritually kissing the anus of a cat, in which form Lucifer was said to appear. Toward the end of the twelfth-century, the Cathars were also slandered by the term bougre, from Bulgaria, known to be the source of their heresy. Later the word came to mean sodomite and is the root of the British slang bugger and buggery. Work cited: The Templars and the Assassins by James Wasserman Inner Traditions, 2001 p. 193
Nobody really knows very little about the Cathars, since they were stamped out by the French Christians in the year 1244. However, the Cathars were not Manichaean, in the sense of an unbroken tradition going back to the 3rd century Persian Mani. While they shared the notion of dualism, and asceticism, the Cathars had no united ideology. Apparently, the first record of the Cathars is from Germany in the mid-twelth century, where they are described as related to the Bogomils, but in fact, the Cathars may have been moderate dualists, in that, they ultimately believed that God was stronger than Satan.
This is a very shocking message from Robin concerning his departure from the discussion group. For the record, I must apologize for the bad behavior of the some of informants here on FairfieldLife. It is a sad comment on the state of mind of one of the respondents that you mention in this message. I would like to take this opportunity to apologize for Ms Stein's bad behavior in attacking your integrity, falsely accusing you of posting parody in the place of truth - it is a blatant display of bad form and I feel a certain amount of embarrassment at her behavior. I can't speak for anyone else here but Judy was wrong in her campaign to get Barry. Her hateful hostility should be reason for pause, in her case, and to do some hard thinking about this matter. I agree there should be a moratorium on this whole mean campaign to malign the integrity of Richard and Barry and Curtis - she should cease and she should apologize to the group or leave. That's what I think. Judy may be an intelligent and well-meaning person; but you and Curtis and Barry and Richard have now identified what is wrong with her - and I agree with you that Judy is the problem here, and nobody else. You were her last supporter and now even you have had admited that Judy is in the wrong in this never ending dispute. When the chorus and the entire band rebels against the conductor, it is time to revise the entire opera and start all over with not only new leadership, but with a change of attitude. So, I hope Judy reads this and takes it to heart. It is just sad to see you, the Masked Zebra quit the group over the actions of a single respondent, Ms Stein.It is sad, very sad, that it has come to this. Again, speaking for myself, good luck in all your future endeavors. Stay on the path, beware of the full moon.- Richard Williams masked zebra wrote: In withdrawing from FFL I have had time to reflect upon my history there and the characters I have interacted with. It will perhaps come as a shock to some, but in reading Barry more closely and without the intense bias that has gripped me right from the start when Barry appeared to make himself immune to the effects of my posts, I have concluded that essentially Barry is right. Right not just about Judy; but right about even myself. Barry is arguing from a point of view which I have up until very recently been unable to accepteven tolerate. And this was of course because of his refusal to take me seriously in what I said in all my posts. For Barry, these were tedious, narcissistic, and melodramatic. Well, it turns out he was right. At least this is the conclusion I have come to by being brave enough to consider that my own defensiveness and touchiness in reacting to his criticism of me and my posts was preventing me from having an experience that I needed to have: namely, that my own estimate of my posts did not necessarily coincide with the truth, with reality. Whereas *his* estimate of my posts did achieve such correspondence. So, as much as I hate to do this, given how much I have invested in this anti-Barry project, I have to admit it: Barry is not only correct in his assessment of Judy (see his argument with Emily and Raunchydog), his judgment of me and my posts is valid as well. Now I would just ask the readers of FFLthose who have aligned themselves with Judy, with Robin, with the now departed Bob Price, with Jim and othersto reconsider their position, since for someone like myself to undergo a change of perception this significant, a change which I was determined would not and could not happen, suggests something very powerful at work here. You remember Saul persecuting the Christians and then being struck down on the Road to Damascus by Christ, and in the violence of his conversion becoming a fierce defender of Christ. Well, although I did not undergo quite as spectacular a transformation of belief, I think there are parallels here, and to the extent to which Saul became Paul, I have become a very different Robin. I don't say that Barry is Jesus or anything like that. That would be absurd. And even if I did think that Barry was Christ, I know he would only have contempt for such a view of him. So, no, I won't go that far. But I will say that in the main Barry has been right all along, and even his most vitriolic and bitter posts have been in the service of somehow forcing people to see what they, like me, were blind to. Well, I have been persuaded, and in a way which really means something, that Barry is the martyr here, and I can't tell you (although Steve perhaps has somewhat had the foretaste of such a sensationbut only very mildly) how much better I feel, not just in my heart, but in my conscience. I am not going to congratulate myself on what I have accomplished here in mortifying my pride and my sense of righteousness to bend the knee and reverse course in my judgment of this person, but I do think that
P.S. I typed up this report on old cars using a new Acer Chromebook I bought for $199 at Best Buy and it was very clunky and kinda weird. Of course, I'm a half-blind four eyes, but it was a lot different than making a document on my Windows machine with the 26 inch Samsung monitor. Chromebooks are alright I guess, for browsing the web at Starbucks, but for authoring a long document they really suck, unless it's a Tweet or a one-liner to a discussion group. LoL! ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, punditster@... wrote: Some guys just love to drive older cars. There are people that say newer cars are better because of all the technological advances that have been made in the last fifty years. Yes, that is true and I have used an OMBII engine analyzer to confirm this. Newer cars are more efficient, safer, faster, more dependable and more economical to operate. New cars don’t need tune-ups and they have air pollution systems. And I still prefer older cars. There are several things new cars just don’t have. First, simplicity. In my old car, a 1957 Chevy, I could change the spark plugs in ten minutes; one time I was driving home in the dark when the alternator light came on. So I pulled over to the Auto Zone, bought an alternator for $35, drove home on battery power, and swapped out the alternator in fifteen minutes without even using a flashlight. One time, I watched an ace mechanic replace a water pump on a 1970 Ford with just one hand (the other hand was in a bandage) and he was drunk too. LoL! These days if you take your car into the dealer for a new fuel pump they have to drop the fuel tank, drain it, and install an expensive pump, which could cost $500 or more. In my old Chevy there were two bolts holding the fuel pump on the inside of the fender and a replacement cost $30! Modern cars are very complex - hardly anyone works on new cars anymore - you have to take it into the dealer for servicing. The electrical system is very sophisticated on new cars - has anyone popped the hood on a new Camry to have a look around? You can't even see the engine under that funny plastic cover. On my old Chevy I could sit on the fender and dangle my legs inside the fenders! And, then there’s the cost. Have you priced a new Camry? The best deal I could find was $23,000 - that’s more than some houses cost! A new car depreciates about $2,000 the minute you drive IT off the lot. And, if you finance your new car, you could wind up paying close to $25,000. And, the value will keep falling every year. New cars are not a good investment. Back in 1970 I bought a 1957 Chevy for $600 and it was in good shape. These days you can find a restored 1968 Mustang with a V8 ENGINE for $15,000. A 40-year old classic car will go up in value - it’s money in the bank, since most banks don’t pay interest on savings anymore. And, then there’s styling. As I drove through the parking lot of the Gold’s Gym yesterday all the cars seemed to look alike - I could NOT tell one car from the next one. Most OF THE CARS were either grey, white, or some weird brown color - one new car was painted pumpkin seed gold. And, then there was the Cube - box. I would not be caught dead driving around in a box! In the old days cars had style - you would not mistake a Studebaker for a Oldsmobile! Back then cars had individual identities, and interesting colors, inside and out. Today’s cars are all grey or black inside. To people back then, a car’s styling meant a lot - you parked it in the driveway so your neighbors could see it and appreciate it’s unique looks. Most people park their cars in the driveway so you can see how much they spent on their Lexus or Beemer. Go figure. Older cars are also more sturdy and durable. Modern cars may last longer but they are in the end disposable like a BIC lighter. That’s because they were not made to last in the first place, unlike a 1947 Packard. Try driving down to Baja on a dirt road with potholes in in it and see how far you can get! So, new cars are better, but better for what? One guy I know is a big guy and he drives a little Honda Civic nine miles to work; his wife is a little gal and drives a big Toyota 4-Runner thirty miles across town. My old Chevy was fast enough, cheap to maintain, and gots stares and thumbs up everywhere I went and it was still worth $15,000 when I sold it! That old car just took a licking and kept on ticking even though it had over 200,000 miles on it. I could change the oil every 1000 miles if I want to and I could put a cardboard box under the engine the garage to keep the floor clean.
Well, I guess we could look it up: Note to newbies: Willytex, aka pundit, punditster, punditmoderator, etc., spouts a great deal of absolute nonsense. Nothing he says about TM (or about much of anything else, but especially* TM) is to be taken seriously. Just for example, the TM mantras are *not* the names of the Hindu gods. The Hindu gods have perfectly good names of their own. Subject: Re: do you ever repeat your mantra when you are asleep and dreaming? Author: Judy Stein Newsgroups: alt.meditation.transcendental Date: Sat, Dec 17 2005 1:22 pm http://tinyurl.com/9gxse ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, authfriend@... wrote: Richard is lying. I never said anything about the technique, whatever it is, or was. Nor did I say the bijas weren't nicknames of the deities (whatever nicknames means in this context). I will say that the sight of, er, certain people telling Richard admiringly how wonderful his knowledge is evokes a loud guffaw. (snip) Yogi Bhajan says that Kundalini energy is technically explained as being sparked during yogic breathing when prana and apana blends at the 3rd chakra (naval center) at which point it initially drops down to the 1st and 2nd chakras before traveling up to the spine to the higher centers of the brain to activate the golden cord - the connection between the pituitary and pineal glands - and penetrate the 7 chakras. However, this technique was denigrated by Judy in a somewhat inane post denying that MMY bijas were the nicknames of the Istadevatas. Go figure.
Well, I'm not sure the Rama levitation golden-light event can be explained without resource to the Woo Woo factor. I guess you could say it was a case of lucid dreaming or mass hysteria brought on by the ingestion of SD; or that Rama's lifting up and hovering was just a series of point-instants that made people imagine he was moving from one place to another, when in reality Rama moved not a single inch. We may never know if our only source of information is the TurquoiseB whose only book read, other than SBAL was Fun With Dick And Jane. Go figure. More Woo Woo: 'Surfing the Himalayas: A Spiritual Adventure' by Frederick Lenz St. Martin's 1995 'Snowboarding to Nirvana: A Novel' by Frederick Lenz St. Martin's, 1998 ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, authfriend@... wrote: Say, Barry, tell us again about how Freddy Lenz filled auditoriums with golden light and levitated and became invisible. We haven't heard that one for a while. Barry wrote: Lately I've noticed an interesting trend that I have come to call The Woo Factor, or TWF ( not to be confused with that other acronym with the same three letters :-). TWF strikes me as the polar opposite of Occam's Razor. TWF occurs when someone who is Wowed By The Woo they associate with a particular phenomenon, considering it near-magical or truly magical, is presented with a more logical and Occam's Razor-compliant explanation for the phenomenon. It's a simpler explanation, and thus according to Occam, more likely. But it just ain't got that Woo. So there is a *resistance* in some people to believing the non-Woo explanation, because they favor the Woo explanation. To them, the Woo makes the phenomenon *better*. To view or talk about the phenomenon *without* admitting the Woo is to somehow lessen it. I don't get this. When I find a rational, non-Woo explanation for something I once believed worked because of Woo, I like the new explanation better. Because for me it makes the phenomenon better. But some really seem to *want* the Woo. They *need* TWF. WTF? :-)
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The FFL Guidelines were updated by Rick as recently as 8/25/2012.You need to stop the lying and get to work and learn how to read! According to Rick: 16) If you want to make suggestions for the refinement of these guidelines, please post them in the forum. ---In email@example.com, authfriend@... wrote: Obviously they aren't current, as Richard knows, since we are no longer limited to 50 posts per week. And any updating was done by Richard himself, who does not have the authority to do so ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, punditster@... wrote: You need to stop the lying, Judy - everyone knows that Rick posted these FFL guidelines years ago; they're in the FFL Files. And, everyone knows you're not the FFL moderator - you're just an editor posting from a home office. And, you need to learn how to read: 16) If you want to make suggestions for the refinement of these guidelines, please post them in the forum. So,if you don't have anything to add to the list, maybe you should just keep your pie hole shut. We're not big on flaming around here. On 11/17/2013 12:15 PM, authfriend@... mailto:authfriend@... wrote: Newbies and lurkers, FYI, these are not the FFL Guidelines. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, punditster@... mailto:punditster@... wrote: Guidelines File - Updated 11/17/2013 1) Posts by users of the site are not edited or scrutinized before appearing online. 2) The forum moderators do not purport to vouch for the authenticity or veracity of any statements within the forum. 3) All parties who feel aggrieved by any statements within the forum have free opportunities to provide a rebuttal to those statements within the forum. 4) Parties who feel aggrieved by statements within the forum are also free to contact the moderators directly and provide justification as to why they believe content to be libelous. If circumstances warrant, steps will be taken to removing the offending material expeditiously. -- Fairfield Life used to average 75-150 posts a day - 300+ on peak days - and the guidelines included steps on how to deal with the volume. But this volume was due largely to indiscriminate posting by a few members. We now have a policy that limits all members to 50 posts a week. Most participants feel this policy has greatly enhanced the quality of the forum. A Post Count message is posted every evening, listing members' names (or aliases) and the number of messages they've posted that week. Those who exceed their weekly quota will be prohibited from posting for a week. The new week starts each Friday at 7pm Iowa time, or 00:00 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time). UTC is the same as Greenwich Mean Time during winter. -- You can also read FFL posts at http://firstname.lastname@example.org/ http://email@example.com/. Some say this is faster than the Yahoo groups interface, and prefer it because it allows sorting by thread and has a better search function. Additional images are archived at http://alex.natel.net/ffl/images/ http://alex.natel.net/ffl/images/. -- 1) This group has long maintained a thoughtful and considerate tone. Please refrain from personal attacks, insults and excessive venting or you will be asked to leave the group. Speak the truth that is sweet is a worthy aspiration. If angry, take some time to gain composure before writing or pushing the send button. 2) Edit your posts and make them as concise and non-repetitive as possible. 3) Please snip - be highly selective in quoting a message to which you are responding, deleting all but the most relevant portions of the prior posts. This makes the daily digest easier to read for those who subscribe to it. Also, if the topic of a thread changes, please change the subject header. 4) Try to make clear to the reader if you are writing from the perspective of personal experience, from information gained from teachers or books, from your own thoughts, reasoning, logic or conjecture. Please cite sources where relevant. 5) Reference prior posts by their archive number whenever possible. 6) Anonymous posts are permitted, using an account you create. 7) FFL is a newsgroup public forum. FFL can be openly read from the web. Posting privileges are through membership only. Material published to FFL is not privileged or protected by law. Material published to FFL might be quoted and used elsewhere. The publicly published content includes any information in the message headers, which may include the poster's IP address. If you don't want your IP address to be made public, you are solely responsible for keeping that information private. That can be accomplished by configuring your FFL membership with the Hide my email and IP address from the group moderators option, using
I'd rather be biking! = __o \`, = (*) % (*) ~ ---In firstname.lastname@example.org, punditster@... wrote: = __o \`, = (*) % (*) ~ On 11/13/2013 2:13 PM, TurquoiseB wrote: Out of necessity today, I created a new Net acronym. I needed to say Whatever The Fuck, and needed all those letters to do it. So here's a test to see whether the symbol shows up on FFL: WâˆžTF :-)
You should probably learn how to use a discussion group. You're not supposed to butt in to a conversation unless you have something to add to the topic. Start your own thread instead - this makes you look like a newbie who does nothing but watch TV. ---In email@example.com, noozguru@... wrote: You should probably stick to cutting the cable posts. There you have some actual experience and knowledge. Tantra is beyond your pay grade. :-D Speaking of cable cutting except for CBS you can get most broadcast shows on Hulu. And CBS (as with most of the networks) posts episodes on the CBS website the day after showing on air. I played with different ways of watching those on my big screen. HDMI out on my Acer desktop lacks audio even though I have it set to HDMI audio. Seems it is a problem for some users bit I will probably use either my Acer tablet which has an HDMI port out or the NVidia Shield which has one too. Most of the networks put out a low grade HD stream when you expand to full screen. Difference between Hulu+ and network websites. The latter have more commercials though still just a few minutes overall compared to OTA. Hulu+ has often only one 15 second commercial during a break and most are just PSAs. For the Netflixers looking for a dark comedy horror film for Halloween may I recommend Night of the Living Dead: Re-Animation. This is indeed a sequel to the Re-Animator films including Jeffery Combs playing a role. There is even some funny political satire liberals will love in the film (can we say Sister Sarah). On 10/30/2013 08:23 AM, Richard Williams wrote: It would seem that the MMY got a little confused - instead of extolling the Vedas, he should have been promoting the Tantras. Apparently there are no 'bija' mantras mentioned in the Rig Veda. In order to establish the TM practice, the MMY should have been explaining how TM came to use the bija mantras. From what I've read, TM practice and the use of bijas comes from the tradition Sri Vidya, and not from the Rig Veda. The Sri Vidya is a tantric sect, purportedly founded by Shankaracharya. Swami Brahmananda Saraswati was a member of the Sri Vidya - all the Saraswati sannyasins are headquartered at the Sringeri matha. Swami Krishnanda Saraswati: SBS's guru, Swami Krishanand Saraswati, was from Sringeri. The primary symbol of the Sri Vidya is the Shri Yantra with the TM bijas inscribed thereon. There are fifteen bija mantras listed in the Soundarylahari, some of them are TM bija mantras, according to James Duffy. But, there are in fact sixteen bijas listed in the Sounda, the last one used for advanced practice. So, it's obvious that TM adherents should be looking to the Tantras, such as the 'Saundaryalahari' for the origins of TM, not the to the Vedas. The Rig Veda has little to say about yoga practices such as 'TM'. The Rig Veda is based on sacrificial rituals, dedicated to appeasing the celestial beings that control the forces of nature, such as earth, wind and fire, etc. The demi-gods, such as Krishna, Vasudeva, Balarama, and Ramchandra are deified heros of Indian mythology. There are no 'istadevatas' and their 'bija mantras' mentioned in the Rig Veda. The use of bijas came a long time after the composition of the Rig Veda, during the Gupta Age in India. Bija mantras are products of the Indian alchemists, not the Vedic rishis. The Rig Veda was probably compiled before the Aryan speakers even arrived in India. TM practice is almost pure tantra practice, with a little fertilizer thrown in for good measure. Read more: Subject: TM in the Tantras Author: Willytex Newsgroups: alt.meditation.transcendental, alt.meditation, alt.yoga Date: Friday, Jan 21 2005 http://tinyurl.com/7qtr78 http://tinyurl.com/7qtr78
Many in the West will demonstrate their fierce originality and intellectual independence today by condemning Christopher Columbus using the same shopworn cliches they used last year. For those of a different bent, I recommend Samuel Eliot Morison’s Admiral of the Ocean Sea: A Life of Christopher Columbus, which takes a somewhat different position. 'Admiral of the Ocean Sea: A Life of Christopher Columbus' by Samuel Eliot Morison Posted by Glenn Reynolds: http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/177495/ http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/177495/ ---In firstname.lastname@example.org, wayback71@... wrote: Whoa, really a different version of things. I guess most of our history books need rewriting - probably all over the world, given how we humans like nice stories. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, email@example.com wrote: ...read this excellently-researched strip by The Oatmeal first. Even when it starts getting a little too depressing for you, finding out who Christopher Columbus *really* was and what he did, keep reading to the end. Because then you'll want to change the name of the Federal holiday to Bartolomé Day, too. http://theoatmeal.com/comics/columbus_day http://theoatmeal.com/comics/columbus_day
There is only one problem with your claim: shamanism came to America from Asia, China, Mongolia, Siberia, and Alaska. There are numerous influences reflected in the New World shamanism of Don Juan Matus. Just like there is a strong shamanistic influence in the Bön religion in Central Asian, and in Tibetan Buddhism. Shamanism_among_the_indigenous_peoples_of_the_Americas We now know the sources for most of Castaneda's descriptions the teachings of Don Juan Matus due to the availability of the stack logs of requested books at the UCLA Library. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Castaneda ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Richard J. Williams richard@... wrote: turquoiseb: Carlos Castaneda on self-importance and petty tyrants Everyone knows that Castaneda and Rama got most of their ideas from reading books like the Bhagavad Gita and the Ramayana epic. Some of these ideas they wrote about are almost pure Buddhism and Hinduism. In the latter case, Rama got most of his stuff from Blavatsky. But, neither was apparently a real warrior. Go figure. Richard, everyone who's been here a while knows that you're a know-nothing troll who shouldn't be paid any attention to at all. But for the benefit of possible lurkers or newbies who have not yet figured this out and might actually *believe* this horseshit, I will correct you. NOTHING could be further from the truth that Castaneda based the stuff in his books on Indian scriptures or concepts. His Warrior's Way teaching really IS based more on Yaqui concepts that he admittedly might have stolen from real Mexican shamans. But these concepts have almost nothing to do with Eastern teachings. The entire emphasis is on *Life In The Relative*, and living it as well and as successfully as possible. There is no concept of enlightenment, no concept of reincarnation, and above all no concept of renunciation or withdrawal from the world. It's a very, very, very pragmatic set of teachings, having to do with life here in the real world, and how to make that life work as successfully as possible. While there ARE concepts of saving and storing energy for the purposes of exploring different levels of life (Separate Realities, to use his term), there is NO sense of evolution or progress towards some Woo Woo goal of enlightenment or liberation as it is thought of in New Agey versions of Hindu and Eastern teachings (read TM). In his view, ya get out of life pretty much what you put into it -- no karma, no past-life influences, no astrological influences, certainly no S-V influences, and above all no gods, goddesses, or other beings whose asses you have to kiss to evolve or have nice things happen to you. Get some smarts, dumbass. If you *ever* read Carlos Castaneda, it must have been back during a period when you were seriously stoned, because you missed pretty much all of the major points of what he was about. :-)
authfriend: Thank you, Richard, you have provided a perfect demonstration over the past few days for everyone to see that what I said about you to Michael: you are a troll and a liar. If you don't like it, just ignore me like you've been doing since 1999. LoL! You don't have to respond to every single post here - if you don't live near a Whole Foods just say so. Just cut the crap, Judy, and stop the lying about it. And you don't need to put others down just for wanting to eat a few organic oranges at a local health food store. We're not all poor people and I don't spend my 'whole paycheck' at the market - I probably earn more retired than you do working all day. Go figure.
turquoiseb: Surviving Argumentative People So, it's all about Judy. Now this is funny - a guy who has never been to a Whole Foods Market, hijacks the thread and renames it 'Surviving Argumentative People', and that's his argument for not shopping at a health food store? You can't make this stuff up. LoL! Good rap. I shall avoid the temptation to reply in terms one particular argument-beast, and instead try to expand upon the story I told earlier about the interactions of Albert Einstein and my grandfather, Winthrop Wright. It seems to me that those were good *conversations*, and that almost no one in the universe could ever accuse them of being arguments. It's the WHY of this I'd like to examine. From my point of view, for a conversation to devolve into an argument, at least one of the parties involved has to have a fairly sizable ego, or self. That ego has to be convinced that the way it sees things is, at the very least, right or correct or truth. Now, again from my point of view, there is nothing wrong with believing anything as silly as this (both that they are an ego-principle with existence in and of themselves, and that this ego-principle actually knows stuff, and can consider it right or truth), as long as they don't feel the need to get all in your face about it. In other words, religious fanatics and such ilk are fine *unless and until* they start trying to *make* other people believe the same sillinesses they believe in. This was not the case in the Wright-Einstein conversations. Based on many stories of both of them, they were above all humble men who didn't believe for an instant that they knew anything even remotely approaching truth. They were also scientists, who understood that truth is always a moving target, and *at best* is an attempted description of phenomena one can only see a miniscule portion of. So they could really have *conversations* in equations drawn on a blackboard, seeking to come as close to a good descrip- tion of the mysteries they pondered as possible. There was never any crowing (Aha! See...I've proved you WRONG and my self RIGHT! and never any denunciations or game-playing (Aha! You're trying to LIE about what I believe about this particular way that atoms line up...thus YOU are 'bad' and I am 'good'). Their conversations were genial, and fun for both parties; that's why they kept having them, for years. Even on the Internet, and even in cesspools like FFL, you can find such conversations from time to time. Interactions between two or more people who have the humility to under- stand that their egos don't know shit about nothing, but who are willing to rap about it anyway, just for fun, and to see if there is anything interesting that can be determ- ined from such rapping. Then you've got Fairfield Life, which has been shaped over a number of years by a few people (and one in particular) whose egos are so completely fuckin' out of control that they have to turn pretty much *everything* into an argument. The desire to argue RUNS their lives; they clearly aren't having any fun if they're not in one. And so their egos and those egos' constant need to dominate and assert its silly truths on others fuck up the whole conversation thang for other people. I think it's sad, and saddest for the compulsive arguers themselves. What, after all, is the epitaph they are writing for themselves by living their lives this way? Are they going to be *happy* with the words She/he won every argument she/he started on the Internet on their tombstones? What a pathetic waste of life. The larger question would seem to me to be how does one *avoid* such compulsive arguers when one realizes one has encountered them? Is there anything one can do to escape the Argumentation Tar Babies of the world, and avoid getting sucked into the event horizon of their black (very black) holes? I've experimented over the years with Douglas Adams' theory of how to deal with nasty critters. One of the reasons every traveler in The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy was told to have a towel on them at all times was as a defense against the Ravenous Bugbladder Beast Of Traal. It had a terrible disposition, and if you encountered it, it would (as a result of its own nature and its own compulsive needs) attempt to rip you to pieces and eat you, just (presumably) to show other RBBT's in the area that it could. So according to Adams, what one should do if one encounters a RBBT is to whip out one's towel and put it over one's own head. The reason is that the RBBT believes that if you can't see it, it can't see you. So the frood standing there in front of it wearing a towel over his or her head becomes effectively invisible. My experience has shown me that this tactic works for *some* compulsive arguers on the Internet. If you just ignore them, and refuse to get sucked into their arguments,
What do others think of this exchange? Jason: Barry teases, taunts, insults and acts as the baiter. Judy is rude, abrasive, undiplomatic and acts as the avenger... So, I'm not the only respondent on the list that noticed that Judy is a rude prude and that Barry is a master baiter. They both have pretty much crapped on this discussion group membership. Is there anyone out there these two don't despise? Go figure. Jason: Xeno, both Barry and Judy are equally at fault regarding this highly dysfunctional relationship. Barry teases, taunts, insults and acts as the baiter. Judy is rude, abrasive, undiplomatic and acts as the avenger. Barry and Judy are like the electron and proton in the hydrogen atom. In a certain dark way, they complete each other. Barry often talks about the motives others rather than comment on the substance of the post. Judy often talks about the stupidity others rather than gently point out the post. Barry often calls people 'stalkers'. Judy often calls people 'liars'. anartaxius: It is kind of a habit from reading scientific papers. Because scientists are uncertain, they always use language that waffles, using words like 'may', or 'perhaps', or 'if'. You may notice I do that rather frequently. When I listen to politicians, I generally assume something is going to be lying, for example Obama's recent 'red line' backtracking. When it comes to politicians in the U.S., Democrats and Republicans alike are pretty much equal opportunity liars. Maureen Murphy, an American politician said the reason there were so few femaile politicians was it was too much trouble to put makeup on two faces. Frankly, just as you seem to find my comments disingenuous, I find the way you generally respond to people also disingenuous, mostly combative. Presumably you are interested in spirituality. Who or what is being 'insulted'? It is just that inbred pest called the ego. The ego always has an axe to grind and swing. The ego thinks it is a 'person', that it has rights, this is our biggest problem in spirituality. It is more of a process than a thing, it is not an entity. If a person's identity is pure consciousness, there is no one to be insulted. I am not saying I cannot take offense or be annoyed etc., but those who repeated take offense at what the world throws at them are spiritual cretins, and I hope you are not one of those, but to me you do not speak like a person who is interested in the spiritual nature of life, and yet, you are apparently reading about it a lot, and in various kinds of discussions, but I simply do not see much spiritual depth in what you say (but it is a relief that you are not constantly saying what a great life you are leading and how many famous people have crossed your path). Your method of argumentation does not build, it takes down, much in the same way Barry's comments in reference to you are a take down. You two are a strange marriage made in heaven. I say heaven because if heaven makes people such snipers, it is certainly not such a great place to be. From my perspective, you basically engage in the same tactics as those you oppose. You shift context under the pretense of maintaining context; you snip relevant parts of arguments declaring them to be irrelevant. That is how it appears to me. Maybe you do not experience that you are doing these things at all. When I shift context, it is more inadvertent, because I really do not care that much about narrowly defined context. You might try spreading you wings and go off on tangents once in a while to see what comes up. I find it interesting to watch moths in flight - they never go in a straight line, in a world of predators, they deviate from directness. So it is on this thing we call the Internet, where trolls lie in wait. I am here being critical of you, whatever that 'you' is for you. If you would only apply your skills in a more uplifting way, and not be so critical of people's ineptness, minor mistakes, their opacity, and have if you had a more relaxed agenda, you would be a brilliant poster here, but for now, I think you use your skills in a rather dark way, so that brilliance has a tarnish to it. Your argument style has a strong polemical element, which is better suited to the political arena, where lairs lie, than in forums discussing knowledge. It is only when you are kissing up to someone like Robin that you go a bit squishy. A certain softness is required when dealing with people except in extreme circumstances. Perhaps both are perspectives are distorted. What do others think of this exchange? We are not always the best judge of our own behaviour.
So, what is Chromecast? Broadcast to your TV with the Chrome browser on your laptop computer. Anything you see on your computer screen, you can cast it to your big screen TV. That way you can see your YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon. And you can subscribe to Google Channels. Get rid of cable! Did I tell you that the Chromcast is $35.00? You plug in the Chromecast dongle using HDMI, Then you install the Mozilla Chrome browser on your laptop. After you complete a short setup on the internet you can connect and cast via your home Wi-Fi network. Casting from my Ultra Book: Chromecast dongle on HDMI2:
So, my next door neighbor installed a security camera system at his house and in his carport. He also erected a fence around the house and there's a pit bull in the yard. He's got multiple motion activated ligts all around. I'm pretty sure he's armed to the teeth inside and probably has a hand gun carry permit too. He put a sign on his fence that reads Beware of Dog and he put another sign on the front fence that reads Curb Your Dog! Go figure. Here are some tips on how to make your home safe, in case some deranged cross-dressing, gay or lesbian, neo-Nazi skinhead bikers decide to rob you of your Roku box, your TV and your pot stash. Home Security Tips: * First, you need to lock all the doors and the windows! * Consider upgrading to dead-bolt locks on the doors. * Then, you need to light up the place - thieves hate light. * Build a fence around your place - a tall fence. * Adopt a male pit bull - leave him outside at all times. * When you leave, turn an inside lamp on and a radio. * Join a neighborhood watch program. Notes: They're probably not going to get you once you're inside the house or in the yard. They are going to get you when you step out of your car at night to open the door to the gate or house. What you really need in order to be secure is an attached garage with remote controlled doors. That way, you can drive your car into the garage and then go into the house through an inside door. It would be a good idea to put metal bars on all your windows and doors. Also, you might consider putting some expensive infra red security cameras high up on the sides of your house and at all the entryways. Or, you could put one of these up: an outdoor, fake, dummy security camera with a blinking red light - $8. LoL! Outdoor Fake , Dummy Security Camera with Blinking Light (Silver): http://www.amazon.com/ http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004D8NZ52/ref=oh_details_o05_s00_i00?\ ie=UTF8psc=1 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004D8NZ52/ref=oh_details_o05_s00_i00?\ ie=UTF8psc=1
Share Long : I'll have to drive 2 hours west to Des Moines... the one and only Whole Foods in Iowa. Yes, go figure! Good work Share! According to Judy, Whole Foods is called Whole Paycheck in her neck of the woods, but the only Whole Foods is at least 2 hours away from her too. So, I figure Judy has been to Whole Foods what, one time in her whole life? Go figure. But, from what I've read, Judy and I agree on a lot of things about eating right. We are both fans of Francis Moore Lappe's 'Diet for a Small Planet'. Read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frances_Moore_Lapp http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frances_Moore_Lapp%C3%A9 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frances_Moore_Lapp%C3%A9 After viewing the interview with Kelly MacLean, all I can say is 'NAMESTE'. LoL! http://tinyurl.com/o64nd7b http://tinyurl.com/o64nd7b
Share: I often shop at the Annapolis Whole Foods which is about 5 minute drive from my Mom's. Yeah, I was really laughing at the interview with the comic talking about shopping at Whole Foods because hardly anything she said made sense. Her routine didn't reflect anything that I've ever experienced shopping at a Whole Foods Market. In fact, it was downright insulting and not all that funny since it made fun of poor people and sick people with special needs. We like to shop at Trader Joe's sometimes too. But I'd say that if you had to ride a bus for hours just to get to a health food store and it takes your whole paycheck, then maybe it might be a good time to shop at Safeway. Or get a car and a better paying job. LoL! Whole Foods Store Locator http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/list http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/list Whole Foods Market, San Antonio: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/list
Have you ever wanted to cut the cable? The cable TV cable that is. I sure want to - between Time-Warner and ATT I'm getting out of that loop! So, I went to the Shack and bought some digital, powered antennas for my TV sets to pull in my local channels in HD - ABC, CBS, NBC, and CW. Then I bought a Roku box for the kitchen; a WD Live for the living room; a smart BD for the bedroom; and a Chromecast for the home office. Roku LT: That way, I can tune in to Amazon, YouTube, Netflix, Pandora, Fox News and Hulu. Outside of our internet connection (need 2MBPS or more) which we already had in place, our total internet video monthly fees are $12.95 for NetFlix and $8.95 for Hulu Plus. Soon, real soon, right after the last episod of Breaking Bad, I'm going to cut the cable and save $150 a month. Now that's better! Read more: 'Roku Rocks with NetFlix and Playon' Amazon Review: http://tinyurl.com/mg4gqvt http://tinyurl.com/mg4gqvt
So during the course nothing substantive was done for these folks? I mean beyond telling them to do more asanas or something? turquoiseb: twitching uncontrollably or having symptoms that looked for all the world like Tourette syndrome or worse It's a little difficult to diagnose these kinds of problems, even if you are a psychiatrist or an MD. What could go wrong with a guy that one minute is sitting quietly in his room meditating and the next minute he is twitching uncontrollably in public? Or, what would anyone make of a guy that just spent ten hours napping in bed and then at a meeting, he suddenly breaks out shouting curse words at his roommates? I'm not a doctor but I'd probably think there was some kind of preexisting condition and look into that first, before I put the blame on a poor Hindu guy who was just trying to help you sleep. Where is Dr. Pete when we need him? Depends on the course. On small ATR courses, no nothing in particular was really done. On larger courses, they might have been referred to one of the resident quacks...uh...I mean doctors. But it was clear that no real effort was made to help any of these people who were twitching uncontrollably or having symptoms that looked for all the world like Tourette syndrome or worse, because the prevailing myth was always TM is 100% life supporting. No one was willing to go up against that and add, ...for many people, but for others, it may cause problems. Anyone I ever spoke to who was going through this commented on the Blame the victim mentality they were exposed to. It was always, What are YOU doing wrong that this is happening to you? We all 'know' that it 'shouldn't' be happening. From: turquoiseb no_re...@yahoogroups.com To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Sent: Thursday, September 19, 2013 9:15 AM Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: RE: Mitchell Kapor --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Michael Jackson wrote: Well, I wasn't there - but from what I have heard of the heavy unstressing on many courses, it doesn't sound like there was an effective means or program in place to assist those who were going through stuff. If there was I would like to know that and to know what things were put into place to assist people going through the unstressing. Such a thing would make me think more highly of the Movement than I do now. I was on quite a few courses on which participants suffered from heavy unstressing. ALL of the most severe cases I saw occur were dealt with using the same NOPA solution. That is, if none of the standard repeated cliches helped to resolve the problem, the person suffering from the heavy unstressing was sent home, and everyone wiped their hands and said Not Our Problem Anymore. From: Steve Sundur steve.sundur@ To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Sent: Thursday, September 19, 2013 7:51 AM Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: RE: Mitchell Kapor Ã Hey Mikey.Ã How you livin'.Ã Listen, I was on the six month course.Ã The first one actually, where the experimentation was rampant.Ã Enemas, diet control, (or at least many theories to consider).Ã Rick was on that course too.Ã I guess for Mitch, it wasn't his cup of tea, so he left.Ã I think he may have been on a later course.Ã Or at least I don't remember him on my course. Ã But I thoroughly enjoyed it, and felt I gained much from it.Ã I think what Jim is saying, (and really, I just skimmed it), is that if there is such thing as a spiritual path, and you choose to be on it, that as youÃ move along that path, and you will have to clear awayÃ any wreckage.Ã Ã Now probably, many times you may progress a certain amount, and then decide to take a break.Ã And of course, so what if you do.Ã Ã I don't know what on with Mitch, other than he felt he got all he could from the program and then moved on -Ã either with prejudice or without prejudice. Ã I think that's what Jim is saying.Ã But at some point, if you decide to take up the path again, in a more focused way, then you may well have to engage in some heavy lifting again. Ã P.S. My favorite part of that course was the hours of reading the Upanishads.Ã More interesting (and enjoyable) than the Rig Veda readings.Ã Ã P.S.S.Ã The food was...excellent!! From: Michael Jackson mjackson74@ To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Sent: Thursday, September 19, 2013 6:09 AM Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: RE: Mitchell Kapor Ã Kapor didn't say he was looking for a magic bullet or a panacea, he was just wanting what Marshy promised and to see if the sidhis was the real deal, if M could really teach anyone to fly. Obviously he couldn't teach anyone to
Share Long: Anyway, maybe Werner had it right all along and we're just tubes and it's all about eating healthy food and having healthy poops! Yeah, I'm on a roll today - must be that enema I took! Eat right, to keep fit. - Adele Davis http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adelle_Davis http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adelle_Davis http://www.amazon.com/Lets-Eat-Right-Keep-Signet/dp/0451155505/ref=sr_1\ _2?ie=UTF8qid=1379607341sr=8-2keywords=Adele%2BDavis So during the course nothing substantive was done for these folks? Apparently the folks were told to take an enema and get some rest and try to take it easy for a few days. Go figure. I mean beyond telling them to do more asanas or something? What would you do - call the EMS and have them taken away by men in white coats, just because they didn't like the food? LoL!
Bhairitu: If Kapor was on an AE course he probably WASN'T on any six month TTC. He probably was on one of those shorter course that were only 3 months and I think there were a few early one's even shorter (like one month). So, Mitch Kapor took a yoga course in Switzerland with the Mahesh Yogi and became a teacher of TM and taught TM in Cambridge. Then, he invented Lotus 123 and founded the Lotus Foundation and became a millionaire. Not bad for practicing a few yoga poses and meditating a few minutes a day! So, Mitch Kapor signed up for a six month course to be a TM Teacher. Isn't he the guy that invented Lotus 123? I've always wondered what drives some people to do this - why in the world would it take six moths out of someone's life to learn TM and memorize a simple initiation puja? It takes only a few minutes to teach someone how to meditate. Go figure. Wouldn't you have to be somewhat strange to think you could just take off for six months from your family and your job to sit around and meditate in Switzerland? And then, after walking out on the yoga camp, switch over to join a Buddhist cult and get interviewed by Tricycle. Go figure. On 9/19/2013 7:08 AM, Share Long wrote:
Bhairitu: I also thought it was crazy that they tested people for the checking notes and puja memorization when rounds were at the high point... When on a meditation course to become TM teachers I would think that as prospective teachers you'd be checked every day at least. If someone was twitching uncontrollably, do you think they'd pass a simple TM checking procedure? Go figure. On 09/19/2013 08:44 AM, turquoiseb wrote: --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Michael Jackson mjackson74@ wrote: So during the course nothing substantive was done for these folks? I mean beyond telling them to do more asanas or something? Depends on the course. On small ATR courses, no nothing in particular was really done. On larger courses, they might have been referred to one of the resident quacks...uh...I mean doctors. But it was clear that no real effort was made to help any of these people who were twitching uncontrollably or having symptoms that looked for all the world like Tourette syndrome or worse, because the prevailing myth was always TM is 100% life supporting. No one was willing to go up against that and add, ...for many people, but for others, it may cause problems. Anyone I ever spoke to who was going through this commented on the Blame the victim mentality they were exposed to. It was always, What are YOU doing wrong that this is happening to you? We all 'know' that it 'shouldn't' be happening.
After a little research, we may have to add a few respondents to the list of people Judy has accused of lying: Sal, Curtis, Vaj, salyavin, azgrey, navashok, PaliGap, Nabby, irentea, and Xeno. And tht's just FFL for year! Go figure. Share Long sharelong60@... wrote: Richard, you've made me LOL and feel good so many times so thank you. And I think I've gotten inured to the range of comments on FFL. Anyway, today seems to be all about motorbikes rather than apologies (-: From: Richard J. Williams punditster@... To: Richard J. Williams FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Sent: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 9:56 AM Subject: [FairfieldLife] Buck Lied, was I stand with U Buck Â Judy called five people liars - it's a pattern. Judy should be taken to task for this offense - Barry, Steve, Richard, Buck and Share should insist on a retraction and an apology. So, we can see that half of the regular respondents on this list have been smeared by Judy for no good reason. It's time to put a stop to the MGs. Stand up for your rights! On 9/17/2013 2:27 PM, sharelong60@... wrote: Judy, you began by calling Buck a liar and saying he lied. Then that morphed into wrong and bliss ninny. That's what I mean by backpedaling and that's why I thought you had changed your mind.
Share Long : thanks, turq, this made me LOL. After viewing the interview with Kelly MacLean, all I can say is 'NAMESTE'. LoL! http://tinyurl.com/o64nd7b http://tinyurl.com/o64nd7b http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kelly-maclean/surviving-whole-foods_b_389\ 5583.html
OMG Testing. This is cracking me up! Where are the computer nerds? ha Alex: Besides, possibly, people's patience, what exactly is it that you're testing? Glad to hear some nerds online tonight! So, I am testing my own patience and doing what you already suggested. Ordered a Win 7 Pro disc, a Samsung SSD, and a Seagate Barracuda HD. Loading now. Stand by - I may have questions.
Share: ...amazing to me that you've been dialoguing for over 10 years with Ma and Pa of FFL and have kept your sense of humor about it all. As far as I can go and figure, that's what it's ultimately all about. What exactly, was Judy's beef with you? I forgot. That you're dishonest, a liar, and an idiot? Do you see any patterns here? LoL! It's enough if I see how you constantly bug and patronize Share for nothing, and now you want to draw me into this stupid argument you are having with her? Share Long: I think when certain posters don't drink enough water, their pitta gets vitiated and they can't help but argue with lots of people. It's not complicated - some people just feel better when they have someone to talk to. When you don't have a car and you can't get around, it's only natural to turn to a discussion group to vent their frustrations. Kind of ironic. Yes, I've been dialoging with Judy and Barry for over ten years now and they both seem to just get worse with time. At least I've got them to the point that they won't even correspond with me anymore. LoL! I think I got rid of one troll - that guy John Manning - the one that trolled to my place of employ and tried to get me fired from my janitor job at the community college. Apparently he only posts to that Mormon religious group anymore. Go figure. It's been more difficult to get back at that weird Barry character - the guy that tried to publish my real name on the internet a few years ago over on Usenet. What's ironic is that Barry won't even admit he's guilty and Judy, who makes claims of being so ethical, never even spoke up about any of these incidents. Ironic.
Maybe it's just another case of the classroom bully. Share Long: Exactly Jason! Buck was simply being playful. It's clear to me he wasn't lying because it was not his intention to deceive. Nor was he blaspheming as Xeno suggested. Maybe Xeno was being playful too? Anyway, Buck wasn't even being a bliss ninny. If anybody thinks somebody on FFL is a bliss ninny, that anybody really needs to come to FF and see what a real bliss ninny is like! I stand with Buck and Col Leed. Sgt. Share From: Jason jedi_spock@... To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 9:06 AM Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: I stand with U Buck Col Leed Â I don't understand this authbabe. Just because the Colonel liked it, doesn't have anything to do with integrity.Â It's just Buck's playful twist on it. --- authfriend authfriend@ wrote: You like that he wrote something about the Unified FieldÂ and pretended it came from the Bible? Such integrity. --- leedwilliam leedwilliam@ wrote: NICE, going Buck am with U in all dhamiltony2k5@ writes: In National unity of empathy and with great concernÂ for the dead and their communities of families and friends, by the best of science I should like to see a National Day of meditationÂ called for by the White House as a National coming together in a Unified Field. -Buck For, Where two or three are gathered in effectiveÂ transcending meditation there the Unified Field willÂ be found multiplied in effect -Matthew 18:20
authfriend: Buck lied: Buck: Liar? Don't pay any attention to her - nobody knows exactly what Mathew said back then, or if he even said anything that was important to history. Your translation sounds pretty fair to me. It's easy for anyone to see the similarities to the ME - group meditation, where people gather together to pray or meditate. Obviously Judy just wants to cause you trouble - and it's not a recent thing - she's been calling me a liar and a troll since 1999. Go figure. Apparently Judy has very little sense of fair ethics if she's going to defend a racist impostor like MJ, who posts lies and slurs almost every day directed at the poor Hindu Pundit boys living in Fairfield. Go figure. Horse-laughing, as you say [The Unified Field is not proud of you for lying]. Om, now you are to the ad hominem. Have you done a google search on Matthew 18:20? Seen how many translations there are of that? Mine is certainly as fair as any those in my experience. Yes, and a high propinquity in fact of experience.
Michael Jackson: Yeah, Baby! The Land of the Veda! You sound very prejudiced against Hindus. You seem to try to sink lower and lower every day. Only a racist would sink so low as to cite a tragedy like this just to win a religious debate. Go figure. http://www.latimes.com/world/worldnow/la-fg-wn-india-dowry-deaths-201309\ 04,0,7340130.story http://www.latimes.com/world/worldnow/la-fg-wn-india-dowry-deaths-20130\ 904,0,7340130.story
Michael Jackson: Like I have said before... So, we are agreed - someone should send in some of the Thought Police! How dare those black people like Michael Jackson to believe in something as stupid as being a Witness for Jehovah. Gawd, it should be a crime to be a Jew and join a dumb church like that. And, how dare those hicks up in Iowa to believe in such a crazy Hindu religion? We should put a stop to these outrageous beliefs - that religious prayer could have any effect on human tragedies. It's just outrageous, the things some people believe! We should pass a law against these prayer vigils and put a stop to these false religions that believe in the stupid power of prayer. Go figure. --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Michael Jackson mjackson74@... wrote: Like I have said before, if the TMO is willing to praise the rajas, praise marshy and praise the bullshit idea of the so-called marshy effect every time a bird sings or the sun come sup in the east, I feel it is completely kosher to comment when things don't go so well - if they claim they can avert disasters, why do the disasters still occur even when Dome numbers are relatively high? I guess the flying group in and around Boulder Colorado is rather small Leave it to MJ to sink down low to comment on a real tragedy just in order to win a religious debate. Low, really low. How low can he go? Go figure. Where is Dr.Pete when we need him? Some people just feel better when they have someone to talk to, I guess.
You are quite a few, aren't you... s3raphita: ...your post has to be one of the most unpleasant I've ever read. What is the point of butting into a group you have absolutely no empathy with? From what I've read, he has never even been to the Fairfield, IA community. But, there have been several new lows this past week posted to FFL and his should be near the top, followed closely by MJ's dumb racist religious rants. According to accepted Netiquette, these guys should be considered trolls and shunned - so we probably shouldn't be feeding them. Go figure.
Some time ago someone posted something about how despised Rick Archer is in the FFL community authfriend: (snip Nablosus's poisonous ramblings) I think you meant the FF (Fairfield) community (according to Buck, at least). Most of us here on FFL (Fairfield Life) like Rick. It sounds like Shechem got a corn cob stuck up his ass. Go figure.
John Jr. esq: A few weeks ago, I called the technical support staff for ATT... She could have been a military brat that works at the call center in San Antonio - that's where ATT is located (used to be Southwestern Bell). Lots of military brats around here. I used to have a DSL account with ATT and still have a land line (same number since 1965). Mom was born here and I have cousins all over the place. The company built the ATT Center in San Antonio for the Spurs basketball team (NBA National Champs four times). The Spurs' four NBA championships are the fourth most in NBA history, behind only the Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, and Chicago Bulls. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Antonio_Spurs http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Antonio_Spurs Spurs game at ATT Center: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Antonio_Spurs http://www.nba.com/spurs/
If Organization A is a mix of good and bad authfriend: This is an instance of what's known as false equivalence, something people who don't think very deeply frequently engage in. Yeah, what Share wrote is so much worse than what MJ posted about the tragedy of dowry marriage in India being caused by the Hindu belief in the Vedas. How dare Share not think very deeply about Rules for Iowa! And, what Share wrote is so much worse that making a false equivalence between the flooding in CO and the group meditations up in Fairfield, Iowa like MJ posted. So, you've obviously been thinking deeply about this. Go figure. snip
authfriend: Buck lied: That Goddamn liar, Buck! It might be a good time to review some of the basic netiquette protocols. How dare him make up this kind of crap, which is not even from the Bible, and post it on a spiritual discussion group. Does Buck have a corn cob stuck up his ass! He should be shunned for doing dumb stuff like that! Basic Protocols of Netiquette: 1. DO NOT make up crap and attribute it to the Bible and post it to the list. 2. DO NOT get a corn cob stuck up your ass, and then make a post to the list. 3. DO NOT ever post any lies, that you made up, to the list, in a post, when you have a corn cob stuck up your ass. 4. DO NOT ever respond to a lie, that a guy made up and posted to the list, when it isn't even in the Bible, and when it is obvious that the guy sending it has a corn cob stuck up his ass. 5. DO NOT get a corn cob stuck up your ass when you are reading stuff on a discussion group! Notes: Always use a white corn cob on Sunday; a brown corn cob during the week; and use a red corn cob on Saturday night. If there are no corn cobs available, use the rind of a mush melon or any other fruit that you can find near at hand.
I agree, but the difference in our point of view is that I know the rajas don't give a crap about spreading TM to achieve enlightenment for the world... rajawilliams: If anyone knows of, any of the TM Rajas collecting money as Rajas for anything else other than educational reasons, it would be interesting to know. You probably can't rely on the word of a disgruntled ex-TMO baker from 1986 to know much about what is going on with any rajas, teachers, or administration at MUM. Most of what the impostor writes has been shown to be just a bunch of racist remarks directed at poor Hindus.
turquoiseb: The goal of many spiritual teachers is to convince their students that they *need* 'purification' and that their minds and subtle bodies are 'impure' and need 'fixing' to burn off their 'karma.' The more we can convince our students of this, the more they are willing to build up *our* bank accounts paying for the 'purification' methods we sell them. The more money *we* have in the bank, the greater the evolution *we* will experience on a financial level. So, let's review: You probably gave MMY over $5,000 and maybe $10,000 to Rama over a period of twenty years or more. So, what happened to all the money? You were trained by MMY and Rama. So, you're probably still getting money from people so you can pay your rent over there. Go figure. The more you give, the more we can do. - Rama http://www.ramaquotes.com/tree.html
turquoiseb: Well, for one reason, the entire plot premise falls apart if you set it in Canada... Professor White was ostensibly on a group medical plan and a member of the teacher's union at the school where he worked for twenty years, which would have paid 80% of all of his medical bills. So, the whole plot of the show falls apart anyway.
obbajeeba wrote: http://www.livestrong.com/article/448446-can-drinking-too-much-water-hur\ \ t-your-kidneys/ rt-your-kidneys/ Now this is funny - a guy posts a message about Michelle Obama, who is saying it's better to drink plain water instead of sodas, for good health, and so your weight doesn't balloon up. Then, a gal who lives in Fairfield, IA replies that sodas are killers, and that drinking plain water is better in order to maintain good health, and cites H.H. Mitchell in The Journal of Biological Chemistry 158. So, a Bharata guy who lives in California says it all depends on your 'dosha', and an Obbajeba gal posts an article from the 'Live Strong Org', formerly known as the 'Lance Armstrong Foundation'. You can't make this stuff up. LoL! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Livestrong_Foundation http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Livestrong_Foundation
Bond, James Bond. Dr No: http://youtu.be/I3WVjiDZmfI http://youtu.be/I3WVjiDZmfI http://youtu.be/I3WVjiDZmfI
Yes group meditation, ...known as invincible defense technology [IDT]. This preventive defense system is thought to work on the level of the Unified Field where all the forces of nature are united. turquoiseb: This preventive defense system is thought not to work. So, the defense system you taught for 24 years, first with MMY and later for Rama, doesn't work and you are telling us this NOW? http://www.stochasticgeometry.ie/2009/10/27/joel-spolsky-snake-oil-sale\ sman/ If so, I would think a refund would be in order, or at least an apology. http://www.stochasticgeometry.ie/2009/10/27/joel-spolsky-snake-oil-sale\ sman/
Michael Jackson: I guess the flying group in and around Boulder Colorado is rather small Leave it to MJ to sink down low to comment on a real tragedy just in order to win a religious debate. Low, really low. How low can he go? Go figure. Where is Dr.Pete when we need him? Some people just feel better when they have someone to talk to, I guess.
Share Long : Also funny punditsir is that both too much water and not enough water cause brain dysfunction... That's like a Zen koan or a double bind. What's really funny is that several informants on FFL don't seem to believe anymore in the power of their own thought, much less the power of the DHMO. That's another Zen koan: if you had free-will, you could influence the whole world with just a thought - you could bend spoons, and levitate, or become invisible - you could cause change at will. We know, if we drop a stone in a pond, the ripples begin to move, and they move over the whole pond, reaching all the extremities. One slight stir in any part of the pond stirs the whole pond, influences the entire field of water, and its surroundings. Similarly, by every thought, word and action, every individual is setting forth influence in his surroundings, and that influence is not restricted to any boundaries. It goes on and on and reaches every level of creation. - MMY 'MMY on Inner Power' Tapping the untapped source of power that lies within' Recorded at Guild Hall Cambridge, England July 11, 1960 http://www.rwilliams.us/archives/inner_power.htm Excerpt from Historic Lectures http://www.rwilliams.us/archives/inner_power.htm
Maybe it's time to review some more FFL Protocols for posting: 1. Compose the first line of your message so that it can be easily read in Message View. 2. Don't copy and paste the quoted text for the first line of text of your own message. 3. Try to avoid redundancy in the Message View. 4. Reserve blue text for hyper text links. 5. Indicate quoted text with a right angle bracket or other indicator. 6. Try to format your text for easy reading and replying. Redundancy Example: 357475 Re: Describing Communal (Meditating) Fairfield Judy sez: Nothing wrong with iranitea's observations and information on their own terms. 357476 Re: Describing Communal (Meditating) Fairfield Iranitea wrote: Judy sez: Nothing wrong with iranitea's observations and information on their own terms.
It's enough if I see how you constantly bug and patronize Share for nothing, and now you want to draw me into this stupid argument you are having with her? Share Long: I think when certain posters don't drink enough water, their pitta gets vitiated and they can't help but argue with lots of people. It's not complicated - some people just feel better when they have someone to talk to. When you don't have a car and you can't get around, it's only natural to turn to a discussion group to vent their frustrations. Kind of ironic. Yes, I've been dialoging with Judy and Barry for over ten years now and they both seem to just get worse with time. At least I've got them to the point that they won't even correspond with me anymore. LoL! I think I got rid of one troll - that guy John Manning - the one that trolled to my place of employ and tried to get me fired from my janitor job at the community college. Apparently he only posts to that Mormon religious group anymore. Go figure. It's been more difficult to get back at that weird Barry character - the guy that tried to publish my real name on the internet a few years ago over on Usenet. What's ironic is that Barry won't even admit he's guilty and Judy, who makes claims of being so ethical, never even spoke up about any of these incidents. Ironic.
Michael Jackson: I have had the same experience - if you are going to deal with Yahoo, you are gonna have to take a ration of crap, same as if you deal with the TMO (couldn't resist!) You really told Share off, didn't you? She is one of three respondents on FFL that practices TM in the Dome every day up in Fairfield. Does it make you feel superior now that you insulted Share? Neo question for Alex or anyone...
authfriend: Share continues her reality-avoidance approach after having cited a book by a quack... So, it's all about Share. I guess this is the point where we get up close and personal. Go figure. Discussion Tips: 1. Use bold or italic to emphasize words or phrases, or for quoting, but avoid using bold for the entire body of your message. 2. Some discussion group readers don't read rich text formatting such as bold, so compose your message for the lowest common denominator. 3. Try to use plain text to compose your messages - don't use fancy typefaces with words or letters in color. 4. Indicate quoted text with a right angle bracket. 5. Don't post flame-bait to the discussion group in an effort to start a war of words over how much water to drink every day. Was this tip helpful? http://www.albion.com/netiquette/ http://www.albion.com/netiquette/
There is a saying that appears in many, if not most, spiritual trips I've investigated or been part of. There's no 'spiritual' trip that I know of that makes this claim. In fact, it's the exact opposite of what the Zen Master Rama said! Share Long: As for becoming what one puts one's attention on, I'd credit that to the New Age! So, you're thinking that Turq's spiritual path comes from 'New Age' teachings? Wow! You sure put him in his place. Good work!
...pundister, whoever that is, wrote: authfriend: You're really not aware that punditster is Richard Williams, Share? Maybe it's time to review some of the basic rules of netiquette. The Basic Rules of Netiquette: 1. Do not post the real names of respondents in messages without their permission - this is considered to be a form of online snitching and finking. 2. Do not surf to another respondent's place of employ and then post their personal employment details to the list - this may be considered trollish. 3. Do not copy and paste photos of group members that you rip off the world wide web - this may be illegal in some U.S. states. Was this tip helpful? Lest we forget, the Internet is there for people to do work. People using the network and the systems on it are doing so for a purpose, whether it be research, development, or whatever. 'Zen and the Art of the Internet' http://www.cs.indiana.edu/docproject/zen/zen-1.0_toc.html http://www.cs.indiana.edu/docproject/zen/zen-1.0_toc.html
Share Long: Judy obsesses on Share and is clueless that someone might simply be funning on FFL. GF! Maybe it's time to review some of the basic rules of netiquette. The Basic Rules of Netiquette: 1. Try to avoid funning around on a discussion group. 2. Try to avoid obsessing on particular respondents who might or might not be funning around on a discussion group. Note: Do not post any comments on a spiritual discussion group that would make the claim that DHMO plays any part in the TM initiation ritual. Author: Delia Subject: DHMO update Newsgroups: alt.meditation.transcendental Date: March 16, 2004 http://tinyurl.com/cphymm http://tinyurl.com/cphymm
Share Long: punditster wrote the other day: 3. If you're changing the subject, post it on a new thread. So, it's all about Share. DHMO is water - it is used in the TM initiation ritual, but I'm not sure if you're supposed to drink it after the initiation. Go figure. Judy obsesses on Share and is clueless that someone might simply be funning on FFL. GF! Maybe it's time to review some of the basic rules of netiquette. The Basic Rules of Netiquette: 1. Try to avoid funning around on a discussion group. 2. Try to avoid obsessing on particular respondents who might or might not be funning around on a discussion group. Note: Do not post any comments on a spiritual discussion group that would make the claim that DHMO plays any part in the TM initiation ritual. Author: Delia Subject: DHMO update Newsgroups: alt.meditation.transcendental Date: March 16, 2004 http://tinyurl.com/cphymm http://tinyurl.com/cphymm
authfriend: BTW, it's punditster, not pundister. So, it's all about the pundister. Go figure. snip
Bhairitu: Pun Disaster Admit nothing. Blame everyone Be bitter. On 09/13/2013 12:57 PM, punditster wrote: authfriend: BTW, it's punditster, not pundister. So, it's all about the pundister. Go figure. snip
As for becoming what one puts one's attention on, I'd credit that to the New Age! So, you're thinking that Turq's spiritual path comes from 'New Age' teachings? Wow! You sure put him in his place. Good work! ShareLong: Happy to help (-: Now that we've got that issue settled - where do you think we get that spiritual teaching that says 'you are what you were'? I think it comes from the Upanishads in India - 'karma' - actions and the results of actions. All Hindus and Buddhists believe that your actions in this life are the result of your past actions. Another New Age saying from California: You are what you eat. - Dr. Pietro Rotundi http://drpietrorotondi.org/ http://drpietrorotondi.org/
Alex: Well, you know how it goes... the lagna's nakshatra goes all combust on the smriti, and yada yada yada, the internet goes down. Bhairitu: But aren't the pundits supposed to prevent that? So, how did I get put in charge of the gerbils that make the internet work? Maybe we should get some prairie dogs in to do the job.
Some say he found the fountain of youth, but he didn't drink because he was not thirsty. http://youtu.be/rlmwXolYH9A He lives vicariously - through himself. He can speak French - in Russian. When in Rome, they do as he does. He can tell insider jokes to perfect strangers. In a past life, he was himself. He is - the most interesting man in the world. http://youtu.be/rlmwXolYH9A http://youtu.be/rlmwXolYH9A
Maybe it's time to review some of the rules for Iowa. Rules for Iowa This list of rules should be handed to each person as they enter the State of Iowa: 1. That slope-shouldered farm boy did more work before breakfast than you'll do all week at the gym. He doesn't need your respect, but he sure deserves it. 2. It's called a 'gravel road.' No matter how slow you drive, you're going to get dust on your BMW. I have a four-wheel drive because I need it. Drive one or get your girlie-car out of the way. 3. We all started hunting and fishing when we were nine years old. Yeah, we shot Bambi; we got over it. 4. Any references to corn fed when talking about our women will get your butt kicked...by our women. 5. Go ahead and bring your $600 Orvis Fly Rod. Don't cry to us if a flathead breaks it off at the handle. We have a name for that little 13-inch trout you fish for ...bait. 6. Pull your pants up. You look like an idiot. 7. If that cell phone rings while a bunch of mallards are making their final approach, we will shoot it. You might hope you don't have it up to your ear at the time. 8. That's right. Whiskey is only two bucks. We can buy a fifth for what you paid in the airport. 9. The Hawkeyes and the Cyclones are as important here as the Lakers and the Knicks...and a dang sight more fun to watch. 10. No, there's no Vegetarian Special on the menu. Order steak. Order it rare. Or, you can order the Chef's Salad and pick off the two pounds of ham and turkey. 11. You bring Coke into my house, it better be brown, wet, and served over ice. 12. So you have a sixty thousand dollar car. We're real impressed. We have a quarter of a million dollar combine that we drive two weeks a year. 13. Let's get this straight. We have one stoplight in town. We stop when it's red. We may even stop when it's yellow. 14. Our women hunt, fish, and drive trucks-because they want to. So, you're a feminist. Isn't that cute. 15. Yeah, we eat catfish-carp, too-and turtle. You really want sushi and caviar? It's available at the bait shop. 16. They are hogs. That's what they smell like. Get over it. Don't like it? Interstate 80 goes two ways - I-35 goes the other two. Pick one. 17. The Opener refers to the first day of pheasant season. It's a religious holiday. 18. Yeah, we have sweet tea. It comes in a glass with two packets of sugar and a long spoon. 19. So every person in every pick-up waves. It's called being friendly. Try to understand the concept. 20. Yeah, we have golf courses. Don't hit in the water hazards. It spooks the fish. 21. Pull your pants up. You look like an idiot. Now, enjoy your visit to Iowa. Oh, and one last thought The s on the end of Des Moines is silent.