[FairfieldLife] Re: Hackers

2014-05-08 Thread punditster
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



Re: [FairfieldLife] The World's Highest Ranking Alien Believer

2014-04-23 Thread punditster
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.





[FairfieldLife] Re: Working for a Living

2014-04-21 Thread punditster
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
 

 



 




 


 

 











Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Been There [1 Attachment]

2014-04-20 Thread punditster
Petty's Grocery  Feed

[FairfieldLife] Happy Tax Day!

2014-04-16 Thread punditster
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

[FairfieldLife] Re: !Maharaja Adhiraj Rajaraam is Coming to Fairfield!

2014-04-16 Thread punditster
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:

 






Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Studying the numinous

2014-04-16 Thread punditster
 ...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. 
 

 

 












 


 












Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Studying the numinous

2014-04-16 Thread punditster
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.













[FairfieldLife] Re: Studying the numinous

2014-04-16 Thread punditster
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
 
 
 
 














Re: [FairfieldLife] !Maharaja Adhiraj Rajaraam is Coming to Fairfield!

2014-04-16 Thread punditster
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.





Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Studying the numinous

2014-04-16 Thread punditster
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?

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Studying the numinous

2014-04-16 Thread punditster

 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.
 

 















Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Studying the numinous

2014-04-16 Thread punditster
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.

Re: [FairfieldLife] !Maharaja Adhiraj Rajaraam is Coming to Fairfield!

2014-04-16 Thread punditster
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.





[FairfieldLife] Re: If the siddhis were real, here's a typical day in the life of a MSAE kid.

2014-04-16 Thread punditster
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. 

[FairfieldLife] Re: Happy Tax Day!

2014-04-16 Thread punditster

 ---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.








[FairfieldLife] Re: More Mother India --

2014-04-16 Thread punditster
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
 

 








[FairfieldLife] Re: Last Man Standing?

2014-04-09 Thread punditster
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



[FairfieldLife] Re:

2014-04-01 Thread punditster

 Please unsubscribe yourself. Thanks.

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, tomtodar@... wrote :

 Please stop sending me email!





Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: 'Levitation/has anyone heard of anyone reaching 2nd stage flying?

2014-03-29 Thread punditster
 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.

[FairfieldLife] Re: Jet Vanishes

2014-03-21 Thread punditster
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
 

 

















[FairfieldLife] Re: Jet Vanishes

2014-03-21 Thread punditster
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

 

 





Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: 'Levitation/has anyone heard of anyone reaching 2nd stage flying?

2014-03-20 Thread punditster
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

Re: [FairfieldLife] my review of the iPAD Air w/128 GB

2014-03-20 Thread punditster
Thanks for all the info, Alex. It sounds complicated, especially the part about 
streaming Direct TV receiver to the iPad for viewing at bedside. I used to have 
my Chromebook at my bedside, before I moved it into the living room, and it was 
wireless. Now, I've got it hooked up with ethernet for better movie viewing 
without the buffering. We dropped the DSL and went for the Time-Warner 15 MBPS 
broadband and the Chromecaster to get the Hulu + and I hooked up the Roku box 
to the big screen TV, with an external HD using the USB. The Chromebook is no 
iPad, but it sure beats my old handheld remote control. Now I've got all my 
digital files at my fingertips. Sweet!

Since switching from my MacBook Air to using a Surface Pro 2 as my primary PC, 
I set it up to boot to the desktop because all of the software I use runs there 
anyway. I never even see the tiled Windows 8 Start screen while using my 
Windows 8.1 PC as a PC.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/tonybradley/2014/03/19/im-sorry-the-windows-8-hate-just-doesnt-make-sense/?partner=yahootix
 
http://www.forbes.com/sites/tonybradley/2014/03/19/im-sorry-the-windows-8-hate-just-doesnt-make-sense/?partner=yahootix
 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, j_alexander_stanley@... wrote :

 The DirecTV iPad app is great as a channel guide and remote control for the 
DirecTV receiver. OTOH, the DirecTV app's channel streaming totally sucks, but 
pumping the DirecTV receiver's audio and component video into a Belkin 
place-shifting device does a fantastic job of streaming all channels and DVR 
recordings to the iPad. The iPad in my bedroom is held in a SpiderArm, clamped 
to my bedside table, that holds it up in front of my face when I'm in bed. In 
the bedroom, I use it primarily as a TV and for doing the occasional web search 
or checking the weather. Flat on my back in bed, a tablet is actually the 
superior computer platform. Like I said, it's a niche product that does certain 
things very well.
 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, turquoiseb@... wrote :

 I've never understood why anyone would even *want* a tablet computer. I can 
think of only one reason to have one. 

Anything one can do on the Net I can do with either my laptop or my iPhone. Why 
would I ever need an iPhone with a bigger screen (which, if you think about it, 
is kinda the definition of a tablet computer)?

The only reason I can think of to own one is that there has actually been a lot 
of cool educational software developed for the iPads and similar tablets. For a 
kid, a touchscreen is a plus. For the rest of us, it's an inconvenience.

 From: Bhairitu noozguru@...
 To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
 Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 5:14 PM
 Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] my review of the iPAD Air w/128 GB
 
 
   I went the other way and my new low end gadget is a Firefox OS phone which 
arrived yesterday.  It's a ZTE Open and recommended by Mozilla as a test device 
for developing apps for the OS.  Firefox OS apps are HTML5 and mainly written 
in Javascript.  Thing is you can also run these apps on Android and iPhone too 
and probably a Windows 8 phone.  The target market for Firefox phones are 
emerging countries where they can't even afford Android phones.  They are even 
planning on a $25 smartphone for that market.
 
 There are some quirks with the OS so far.  Firefox doesn't display Neo 
properly and the right side of messages are cut off.  On Android I look at FFL 
in Neo with Chrome which handles it fine.  In some cases like looking at the 
Firefox Marketplace the one button to go back just takes you out of the app 
itself.  Good points are the battery life seems good.  The phone is also GSM so 
if I want to try it as a phone I can just use the SIM card from the Android 
phone.  Otherwise it works fine with wifi.  Also it comes with built in FM 
receiver.
 
 Yup, most of these devices come with VERY LITTLE documentation.  I didn't know 
for over a year that the control on the earbuds was really a microphone as 
hands free headset.  
 
 I also have two Android tablets and an Android Tegra Shield game device.
 
 On 03/18/2014 05:48 AM, doctordumbass@... mailto:doctordumbass@... wrote:
 
   I bought this thing, yesterday, because it is a superior appliance for 
learning the guitar, using a specific piece of software - great display, 
blazingly fast, doesn't crash, has lots of great apps on-line, and is portable. 
So far, so good.
 
 Yet, compared to my PC, even the simplest of tasks - sending email - ranges, 
from, big pain in the butt, if I need to set the cursor location, by tapping, 
to *impossible* -- there is NO WAY to access my Yahoo Biz account email 
(currently *unsupported*). Also, entering any password, that contains both text 
and numbers, requires switching between *two* virtual keyboards - only one of 
which can be on-screen, at a time.
 
 The stroking, swiping and tapping interface, although elegant, leaves the 
screen all smudged up, very quickly. Also, the Apps have 

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: 'Levitation/has anyone heard of anyone reaching 2nd stage flying?

2014-03-19 Thread punditster
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 

[FairfieldLife] Re: So what have we learned from the pundit riots?

2014-03-13 Thread punditster
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.
 .
 
 




 





[FairfieldLife] Re: So what have we learned from the pundit riots?

2014-03-13 Thread punditster
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.





 


 











Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Tantra means loosely – “ Sac red teachings” – (thankas)

2014-03-10 Thread punditster
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.


 




[FairfieldLife] RE: Ah, Mother India

2014-01-23 Thread punditster
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
 







Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Seriously, was Religion that doesn't take itself deadly seriously

2014-01-15 Thread punditster
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.
 





Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Seriously, was Religion that doesn't take itself deadly seriously

2014-01-15 Thread punditster
 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.
 









[FairfieldLife] Re: Religion that doesn#39;t take itself deadly seriously

2014-01-12 Thread punditster
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.
 
 
 :-)


 





[FairfieldLife] Re: Pujas done at Kanchipuram, the south seat of the Shankaracharya for $1 per d

2014-01-03 Thread punditster
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

[FairfieldLife] RE: The Gospel Of Jesus#39; Wife

2014-01-01 Thread punditster
 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

[FairfieldLife] RE: The Gospel Of Jesus#39; Wife

2014-01-01 Thread punditster
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.

[FairfieldLife] RE: Revelation and Conversion

2013-12-26 Thread punditster
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 accept—even 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 FFL—those who have aligned themselves with 
Judy, with Robin, with the now departed Bob Price, with Jim and others—to 
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 sensation—but 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 

[FairfieldLife] RE: Driving Old Cars

2013-11-25 Thread punditster
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.
 


 




RE: RE: Re: [FairfieldLife] OMG: madhusuudana#39;s definition of dhaaraNaa??

2013-11-25 Thread punditster
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.
 


 





[FairfieldLife] RE: RE: The Woo Factor

2013-11-19 Thread punditster
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?
 
 :-)
 






[FairfieldLife] RE: FFL Guidelines

2013-11-17 Thread punditster
Thanks Rick, for reminding us that FFL has guidelines. 

 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, rick@... wrote:

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[FairfieldLife] RE: Fairfieldlife Guidelines

2013-11-17 Thread punditster
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 fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.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
 
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[FairfieldLife] RE: Acronym Test

2013-11-14 Thread punditster
I'd rather be biking!  
   
   = __o   
  \`,  
= (*) % (*)
~ 

 

---In fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com, 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:
 
 
 W∞TF
 
 :-)
 
 
 
 
 


[FairfieldLife] RE: TM in the Tantras

2013-10-30 Thread punditster
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 fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.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
 
 
 
 
 
 


[FairfieldLife] RE: Those of you in the US about to celebrate Columbus Day...

2013-10-14 Thread punditster
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 fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com, 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, fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.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 





 


[FairfieldLife] RE: Re: Carlos Castaneda on self-importance and petty tyrants

2013-10-11 Thread punditster
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, fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com 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. :-)



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[FairfieldLife] [FairfieldLife] Re: Surviving Whole Foods

2013-09-22 Thread punditster


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.





[FairfieldLife] Re: Surviving Argumentative People

2013-09-22 Thread punditster


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, 

[FairfieldLife] Re: Surviving Whole Foods

2013-09-22 Thread punditster


  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.
 





[FairfieldLife] Re: Chromecast, was Apple TV, was Roku

2013-09-21 Thread punditster

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:






[FairfieldLife] Security

2013-09-21 Thread punditster
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





[FairfieldLife] Re: Surviving Whole Foods

2013-09-20 Thread punditster
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





[FairfieldLife] Re: Surviving Whole Foods

2013-09-20 Thread punditster
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



[FairfieldLife] Re: Roku

2013-09-20 Thread punditster
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








[FairfieldLife] Re: Mitchell Kapor

2013-09-19 Thread punditster


  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
  
  
  
   Â
   Hey Mikey.  How you livin'.  Listen, I was on the six month
  course.  The first one actually, where the experimentation was
  rampant.  Enemas, diet control, (or at least many theories to
  consider).  Rick was on that course too.  I guess for Mitch, it
  wasn't his cup of tea, so he left.  I think he may have been on a
  later course.  Or at least I don't remember him on my course.
   Â
   But I thoroughly enjoyed it, and felt I gained much from it.  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 you move along that path, and you will have to clear
  away any wreckage.Â
   Â
   Now probably, many times you may progress a certain amount, and then
  decide to take a break.  And of course, so what if you do.Â
   Â
   I don't know what on with Mitch, other than he felt he got all he
  could from the program and then moved on -Â  either with prejudice or
  without prejudice.
   Â
   I think that's what Jim is saying.  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.
   Â
   P.S. My favorite part of that course was the hours of reading the
  Upanishads.  More interesting (and enjoyable) than the Rig Veda
  readings.Â
   Â
   P.S.S.  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
  
   Â
   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 

[FairfieldLife] Mitchell Kapor's diet, was Mitchell Kapor

2013-09-19 Thread punditster
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!






[FairfieldLife] Re: RE: Mitchell Kapor

2013-09-19 Thread punditster


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:
 





[FairfieldLife] Re: RE: Mitchell Kapor

2013-09-19 Thread punditster


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.
 





[FairfieldLife] Re: Buck Lied, was I stand with U Buck

2013-09-19 Thread punditster


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
  
 
 
   
 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.





[FairfieldLife] Re: Surviving Whole Foods

2013-09-19 Thread punditster
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



[FairfieldLife] Re: Wondering what obbajeeba is doing tonight?

2013-09-19 Thread punditster
  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.






[FairfieldLife] Re: Describing Communal (Meditating) Fairfield

2013-09-17 Thread punditster


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.





[FairfieldLife] Re: I stand with U Buck Col Leed

2013-09-17 Thread punditster


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
  
 
 
   
 
 I don't understand this authbabe.
 
 Just because the Colonel liked it, doesn't have anything to 
 do with integrity.  It's just Buck's playful twist on it.
 
 
 --- authfriend authfriend@ wrote:
  
  You like that he wrote something about the Unified Field  
  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 concern  
for the dead

and their communities of families and friends,

by the best of science

I should like to see a National Day of meditation  
called

for by the White House as a National coming together

in a Unified Field.

-Buck


For,

Where two or three are gathered in effective  
transcending meditation there the Unified Field will  
be found multiplied in effect -Matthew 18:20 
   





[FairfieldLife] Re: Co-ordinate Meditation Times

2013-09-16 Thread punditster


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.




[FairfieldLife] Re: Yeah, Baby! The Land of the Veda!

2013-09-15 Thread punditster
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




[FairfieldLife] Re: Deny everything, shift blame, be bitter

2013-09-15 Thread punditster


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.





[FairfieldLife] Re: The Pussies of FFL

2013-09-15 Thread punditster


  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.




[FairfieldLife] Re: The Pussies of FFL

2013-09-15 Thread punditster


  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.




[FairfieldLife] Re: Aspirational Cities

2013-09-15 Thread punditster
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/




Re: [FairfieldLife] Rules for Iowa

2013-09-15 Thread punditster


  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




[FairfieldLife] Re: Co-ordinate Meditation Times

2013-09-15 Thread punditster


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.




Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: RE: Spiritual Practice

2013-09-15 Thread punditster


  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. 





[FairfieldLife] Re: Spiritual Practice

2013-09-15 Thread punditster
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



[FairfieldLife] Re: Why Breaking Bad is an All American series

2013-09-15 Thread punditster


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.




[FairfieldLife] Re: Drink More Water

2013-09-14 Thread punditster
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



[FairfieldLife] Re: The Most Interesting Man in the World

2013-09-14 Thread punditster
Bond, James Bond.

Dr No:
http://youtu.be/I3WVjiDZmfI http://youtu.be/I3WVjiDZmfI


  http://youtu.be/I3WVjiDZmfI



[FairfieldLife] Re: So I'm just clicking on headlines and . . .

2013-09-14 Thread punditster
  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/



[FairfieldLife] Deny everything, shift blame, be bitter

2013-09-14 Thread punditster


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.



[FairfieldLife] Re: Drink More Water

2013-09-14 Thread punditster
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


[FairfieldLife] RE: Describing Communal (Meditating) Fairfield

2013-09-14 Thread punditster


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. 




[FairfieldLife] RE: Describing Communal (Meditating) Fairfield

2013-09-14 Thread punditster


  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.




[FairfieldLife] Re: Rules for Iowa

2013-09-14 Thread punditster


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...
 



Re: [FairfieldLife] Drink More Water

2013-09-13 Thread punditster
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/




[FairfieldLife] Re: What you do not focus on, you become less like

2013-09-13 Thread punditster


   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!



Re: [FairfieldLife] Drink More Water

2013-09-13 Thread punditster
  ...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 


[FairfieldLife] Re: RE: Drink More Water

2013-09-13 Thread punditster

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



[FairfieldLife] DHMO, was Drink More Water

2013-09-13 Thread punditster

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





[FairfieldLife] Pundister, was Drink More Water

2013-09-13 Thread punditster
authfriend:
 BTW, it's punditster, not pundister.
 
So, it's all about the pundister. Go figure.

snip




[FairfieldLife] Re: Pundister, was Drink More Water

2013-09-13 Thread punditster


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
 
 





[FairfieldLife] Re: What you do not focus on, you become less like

2013-09-13 Thread punditster
   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/  


[FairfieldLife] Re: Post Count burpola

2013-09-13 Thread punditster
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.






[FairfieldLife] The Most Interesting Man in the World

2013-09-13 Thread punditster
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




[FairfieldLife] Rules for Iowa

2013-09-13 Thread punditster
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.



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