Studies, articles, news, etc. ... Anything about why we do what we do.
Feb 29th, 2008
4 weeks ago by petros
The Ego and the Myth of Separation
Inability to accept the mystic experience is more than an intellectual handicap. Lack of awareness of the basic unity of organism and environment is a serious and dangerous hallucination. For in a civilization equipped with immense technological ...
Aug 29th, 2018 by MHz
Eye of the Beholder, reality/illusion
It is an illusion if you think I fuking care if you find my posts relevant or not. If you were not a lying weasel you would be off posting on some comment they made, as it is you find time to post time and time again to somebody that your find to more...
Where do you see yourself in 2020?
2020 struck me as a lyric from a long forgotten song, but I am probably wrong. The question is general and all answers are pertinent. The question is not based on any on-going studies, financial forecasts or predictions by bean counters. It is a question...
Would you vote for this kind of candidate?
Would you vote for a candidate who owns shares in a casino or porn business or brothel (however legal it might be in this hypothetical scenario) or a tobacco business, etc.? I accept that people change, but in this scenario I'm presuming that he still...
How should we punish child molestation and rape?
If a person is convicted of having sex with another person under the age of fifteen or who sexually assaults a person, the judge should give him one of the following options: 1. Death. 2. Life in prison (with the option of requesting death at a...
May 17th, 2018 by Yo0
Is it okay to be white?
Saskatoon latest city where ‘It’s okay to be white’ poster appears | Saskatoon StarPhoenix Apparently, the statement 'It's okay to be white' has become a little controversial lately. What's your take? Is it okay to be white? You're thoughts here.
Does Liberal Democracy Have A Future?
www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fvNAQ0QQ8M Interesting video. As for myself, though I support democracy, I do not support liberal democracy but rather authoritarian democracy. Unfortunately according to the video, millennial are increasingly supportive of...
Can deism have scientific background ?
Can deism have scientific background ? ===== Deism is a theological theory concerning the relationship between a Creator and the natural world. To have relationship with the natural world the Creator or Creators need to have concrete physical...
Child of Gays Millie Fontana speaks at Parliament House, Canberra.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=7g4vphO1SkE How do we protect children raised by gay parents? The speaker in the video brings up some valid points. She loves both her biological mother and her mother's lesbian partner, and acknowledges that they loved her...
Philosophy: the best way to understand Nature.
Philosophy: the best way to understand Nature. == a) The evolution of Nature began from micro-world, from laws and formulas of Quantum physics. b) All quantum particles exist in Dirac's ''vacuum sea' but nobody explains the parameters and...
Open borders vs. lavish social programmes: can't have both?
My belief is that a welfare state cannot have even moderately open borders. No welfare state has ever succeeded over the long term with open borders and any state that has succeeded to any reasonable degree with open borders either had no social safety...
The Creation of a Lefty
I remember in grade 12 poetry class... My teacher stated that Sting's lyrics, "If you love somebody...if you love someone, set them free."...were grammatically incorrect The line should have properly read, "Set him or her free." So I raised my hand...
(by Hoof Hearted)
Jan 19th, 2018 by avro24
When is discrimination on the basis of sex acceptable?
We often read about the need to fill gender quotas in desirable jobs like CEOs for example (but never less desirable ones like plumbers or miners, interestingly enough). We also don't hear anyone clamouring for quotas in higher education either...
Jan 2nd, 2018 by JBG
When Should a Parent Tell Son That Father is Dying ('72-'73)
I wrote this earlier last month. I didn't know this forum well enough to know where to put it. I posted an update to what happened on this day 45 years ago. Both the December 15 portion and the December 31-January 1 portion merit comment. Thus while I...
Anti-Vax Mom: Dying from Disease is “Part of the Plan”
My religious beliefs are if you get sick with something, its part of your plan in life, said Kayla Dee, a mother of non-vaccinated children in Rochester. So, why get the vaccinations to try to prevent it? Yeah those diseases are going to suck if...
Nov 16th, 2017 by Cliffy
What Are Your Simple Pleasures?
You know...cheap and cheerful kind of stuff... For me? - A strong coffee and my shmokes. - A cold six pack for Friday night. - Chinese food fills the bill.
(by Hoof Hearted)
Life's Like That
It's funny... You're own childhood seems to last forever, but when you have kids of your own their youth just flies by in the blink of an eye. Seems I remember just like last week bringing home the two newborns...and now they're sassy, techno-whizzy,...
(by Hoof Hearted)
On being crazy
It has been my experience that the one that families call the 'crazy one' is often the sane one. This is particularly true in very dysfunctional families where ideas of healthy functioning are turned upside down. In these families, members often...
Is it possible for someone to be truly unbiased?
Right from birth, the way we think is influenced, first , by our parents, even our babysitters, brothers or sisters, then friends and teachers. Even people we do business with will influence the opinions we have on religion, race, politics and even our...
Sep 25th, 2017 by MHz
What is the Matrix
For you Goob. YouTube - Matrix - The pill In the movie, the Matrix is a computer simulated virtual reality that lets people believe they are living a normal life similar to how we think we are living today. In fact people are slaves to a system but...
The state of intersex relations?
I've been reading up on feminism and the men's rights movement recently, and it would seem that we are now witnessing a growing antagonism between the sexes. Misandry seems to now dominate the feminist movement while misogyny permeates the men's rights...
What's the rationale behind cultural appropriation?
I speak a language from France, one from England, one from China, and one from Poland. I profess a religion from Iran and also believe in past religions from different lands too. I used to cook vegan East Indian and now vegan cook Sichuan. Does...
To Oppose Free Trade Is To Embrace Violence
Very interesting article. And ironically, as obvious as it is, it had actually never crossed my mind until now. I always focused on the economic advantages of free trade in terms of economies...
Aug 30th, 2017 by MHz
I'm not sure one's life flashes before their eye's
when you are about to die. July 14/17 around noon I died, according to all involved. I was in the right lane on the QEW and was headed up the Burlington Skyway to Hamilton going around 100 or so. As I was starting to ascend my head started...
Just Getting to Know All of You
As most of you probably know by now I have schizophrenia... I've had a few posters PM me and ask how I'm doing. That's wonderful! But lately, when we have come to disagreements on certain issues, the comments have become, "The Loony is off his meds"...
(by Hoof Hearted)
Aug 20th, 2017 by JLM
What is “Normal”?
What is normal? Have you ever stopped to think how your own prejudices define how you see the world at large, and how you define others. Just because someone does something differently to you, doesnt make them abnormal or weird. They arent...
A look at Mankinds Historical drug use
If you can't see the video copy and paste the below title into youtube......... The Stoned Ages - History Channel www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBlqz0elTl4
Jul 13th, 2017 by Cliffy
The Story of Your Enslavement
We can only be kept in the cages we do not see. A brief history of human enslavement - up to and including your own. Xbp6umQT58A
Jul 12th, 2017 by B00Mer
Is life Pointless Without Children?
My kids have gone away on holiday for 2 weeks... I'm so bored I've been having staring contests with my cat, and making balloon animals out of my genitals.
(by Hoof Hearted)
Jun 29th, 2017 by MHz
Should involuntary manslaughter be a civil or criminal matter?
Woman shoots boyfriend dead in YouTube stunt gone wrong - World - CBC News Unlike murder which is intentional, manslaughter is strictly unintentional. Once it's determined that there is not enough evidence to prove murder and there is reason to...
Surviving Capitalist Depression
While intentionally amusing, these "symptoms" are also (unfortunately) completely accurate. By Michael Emero / filmsforaction.org / Feb 18, 2017 ...
What can we learn from the German anti-Nazi resistance?
Historically, members of the German anti-Nazi resistance were viewed as traitors, even for some time after the war. Eventually, resisters within the Wehrmacht began to get the recognition they deserved. Decades later, all but communists were...
America's Banned Book Week Sept 27 - Oct 3, 2015
Number 9 really surprised me....... In an age where kids can access porn from the machines they carry in their pockets, banning books seems like an antiquated means of information control. But that doesnt keep people from trying. Every year...
Mar 12th, 2017 by petros
What is social engineering?
In some respects,I share points in common with libertarians like the Libertarian Party of Canada for example, especially when it comes to free migration. Yet critics of social engineering will argue that such a free market approach is social...
Feb 11th, 2017 by Machjo
Can one be for more open borders and for more racial freedom?
I might hold an odd combination of beliefs. On the one hand, I'm for much more open borders than even the NDP has ever proposed. I also tend to oppose unfair privileges conferred on specific ethnic groups through excessive official bilingualism or the...
Another chance to be thankful to my step dad Sam who took on a bunch of unruly , broken kids and raised them and loved them as his own. Sam died in 2005. He was born on November 25th. Quite appropriate that he was born on Thanksgiving day. I'm thankful...
Pregnant woman downing drinks. What would you do?
I think this video raises an interesting moral dilemma related to abortion. In some states, a habitual drinker can be forced into rehab. But here's the question: does human life begin at conception or at...