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  1. Thread: Newbie!

    by B. de Corbin
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    Re: Newbie!

    Hello Skye!

    Nice to meet you!
  2. Re: Questions about "karma" and/or other concepts in Buddhism

    Well, it’s time to wrap this up. I see that numerous bots have scanned these pages and I don’t want a bunch of bots to run off with an incomplete understanding of karma in Buddhism. Sorry to take so...
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    Re: Gabby Petito

    Speaking of missing women, here in The Great White North there is an ongoing case in Alpena that you'll never hear about.

    Brynn Bills was reported missing by her parents August 8.

    Yesterday the...
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    Re: Whatcha thinking about now? (v3)

    Yup - those are hellacious. I'm glad the worst is over!
  5. Re: Questions about "karma" and/or other concepts in Buddhism

    I pick up my repaired computer today, so I'll be able to finish this soon.

    In the meantime, this video echoes the Abhidharma (you'll see the connection most clearly in the bit right before the...
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    Re: Gabby Petito

    May I suggest an alternate way of interpreting the issue you've seen?

    That this young woman captured mass interest while so many others everywhere in the world didn't shows something - but not...
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    Re: Garden Sharing Thread

    Yes - Blue Lotus is tropical, coming from Egypt. However, it grows extremely fast, and a small plant bought in spring will grow MASSIVE before fall.

    I'm trying to over winter one in the dungeon...
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    Sticky: Re: The Rant Thread (v1.3)

    That just sucks!

    It's hard finding a good job...
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    Sticky: Re: Things that make you smile

    Gotta love pups!

    Our pups are ginormous. When they play, we end up with 130 lb ball of fuzzy destruction twirling about the house, sweeping everything that isn't already broken into dark corners....
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    Re: Gabby Petito

    How does a guy show up at M & D's house, driving her van, without her, and the parents don't say "Hey! Where's Gabby?"

    What a horror show mess.
  11. Thread: Hi!

    by B. de Corbin
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    Re: Hi!

    Heyya, K of PBC!

    Welcome! I hope you like it here!

    Personally, I've always found that wandering about until something attracts my attention, then understanding the thing as much as my attention...
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    Substitute pictures to look at

    Since I can't currently use my new camera (requires a computer), go here and look at these:

    Ocean Photographer of the Year 2021 winners – in pictures

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    Re: Greetings & Salutations

    'Owdy, Eleanora!

    Nice to meet you!
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    Re: New toy - microscope camera

    Well, dammit! The Masters of Disorder have put a halt to the Deeds Expedition.

    There was, I think, a power surge last night, and my CD/receiver and laptop are...

    ...perhaps...

    ...deceased.
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    Re: New toy - microscope camera

    I consulted my ancient books of lore, bound in strange leather, and conferred with the ascended masters. All sources described a strange ritual for the collection of Water Bears, wherein the source...
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    Re: New toy - microscope camera

    Well, I'm hunting water bears and hydra tomorrow, but after that, I'm game!
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    Sticky: Re: Church & State News

    Well, pagans may be numerous, but only if you lump them all together. By and large, each pagan subgroup sees itself as being separate from the others, making each into a smaller group.
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    New toy - microscope camera

    I just got a camera that attaches to my microscopes.

    I suspect postings of tiny things will be forthcoming...
  19. Re: Questions about "karma" and/or other concepts in Buddhism

    Part 3 - How does Karma work?

    I have avoided giving sources for the information I presented previously because if you do a search for "Karma Buddhism" you'll find that what I've said is pretty...
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    Re: Whatcha thinking about now? (v3)

    Yup - me too.

    Ill for the first time in a long time. just a cold, methinks, but I shouldda kept isolated...
  21. Re: Questions about "karma" and/or other concepts in Buddhism

    Part 2: The basic idea of karma

    If you ask the average person "What is karma?" you will most likely get the magical explanation - something like "Karma is the principle that what you do - the good...
  22. Re: Questions about "karma" and/or other concepts in Buddhism

    Part 1

    LOl - I put the fruit basket on the low branch because "karma" is a pretty interesting study in the difference between a magical explanation, and a reality-based (scienticic) explanation. I...
  23. Questions about "karma" and/or other concepts in Buddhism

    I'm learning a lot about Buddhism, what with being a Buddhist and all.

    As I learn I've found that a lot of what I though I knew about Buddhism was mistaken because (often) of mistaken...
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    Re: Clive is back...maybe

    We've been waiting politely for your return before continuing the conversation.
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    Re: Bone Divination Question

    Well, you gotses yersef some options:

    First, don't touch a rotting car case with your hands. If it's still juicy, wear gloves.

    If it's juicy and you want to hurry things along, toss the mess...
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