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Hey CCjoe!

At least my balls aren't in a tiny jar on my wife's nightstand, unlike you. ; - )

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"All energy flows according to the whims of the Great Magnet. What a fool I was to defy him."

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Hal r

That is a good point about "folks need something to believe in." You are absolutely correct, just as long as those people who find something do not try to impose it on me. This is one of my biggest issues with organized religion. Thanks for the insight Hal R.

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my turn Trifecta

Didn't say it wasn't a change in positions. Trifecta, did I ever say here the Dalai Lama was a perfect person? There are no perfect people.

I know about the way many Japanese Zen priests supported the imperialist efforts leading to World War 2.

People can and do distort any belief system or philosophy, whether it is Buddhism, Christianity, capitalism or communism. But most folks need something to believe in, some set of ground rules or paradigm. I try to look at individuals within a belief system and not group people. I find the actions of some folks within Buddhism to provide a role model, it provides a paradigm to help explain the world to me and helps make me a better person

If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. William Blake

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Justification

Wow that was one of the best justifications I have ever heard. Condoning or condemning nuclear weapons is not a flip flop position to take. Sorry that was an official statement from the Dali lama himself in defense of India testing nuclear weapons and telling other countries that now India is part of the club so don’t mess around with its internal affairs. (The chain reaction to this testing was the creation of the bomb in Pakistan). I will give some more examples of how righteous the Dali lama is later on tonight. And how righteous Buddhism really is. Don’t forget about the Japanese in World War two. The Buddhist Junta in Myanmar. Also Thailand where you can buy ladies all day, but you can smoke a joint or else you go to jail for a long time!!! Zero tolerance there my friend. Or what about all the atrocities that took place in Laos and Cambodia and the genocides? Did these populations gain this perspective through Buddhism or did they just drop their Buddhist beliefs before they hacked their neighbor’s heads off. I will come back with some examples later but you can just Google "Japan Buddhism world war two" and you will find enough info on Buddhism in imperial Japan.

By the way guys and gals I do meditate myself and do believe in meditation, but don’t forget that Meditating has been around long before the fairy tale of the Buddha.

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Change is the only constant

On The Dalai Lama

1.Maybe the Dalai Lama changed his mind.

2.Who that is involved in politics isn't an opportunist to some extent? Maybe the Dalai Lama's opportunity is to have India provde shelter for refuges from one of the worlds superpowers.

If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. William Blake

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Golden Road

Golden Road said: "Mine's Bigger"

Taken from the journal of medicine:

Golden Road went to his appointment with the urologist. In the examining room he told the doctor, 'Don't laugh!' 'Of course I won't laugh,' the doctor said. 'I'm a professional. In more than twenty years I've never laughed at a patient.'

'Okay then,' Golden Road said, and proceeded to drop his trousers, revealing the tiniest 'willie' the doctor had ever seen. It wasn't any bigger than the eraser on a pencil and just as pink.

Unable to control himself, the doctor started giggling, then fell to the floor laughing hysterically. Ten minutes later he was able to struggle to his feet and regain his composure.

'I'm so sorry,' he said. 'I really am. I don't know what came over me. On my honor as a doctor and a gentleman, I promise it won't happen again. Now, what seems to be the problem?'

'It's swollen', Golden Road replied.

ba da dum. (snare drum)

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Golden Road

Golden Road said: "Mine's Bigger"

Taken from the journal of medicine:

Golden Road went to his appointment with the urologist. In the examining room he told the doctor, 'Don't laugh!' 'Of course I won't laugh,' the doctor said. 'I'm a professional. In more than twenty years I've never laughed at a patient.'

'Okay then,' Golden Road said, and proceeded to drop his trousers, revealing the tiniest 'willie' the doctor had ever seen. It wasn't any bigger than the eraser on a pencil and just as pink.

Unable to control himself, the doctor started giggling, then fell to the floor laughing hysterically. Ten minutes later he was able to struggle to his feet and regain his composure.

'I'm so sorry,' he said. 'I really am. I don't know what came over me. On my honor as a doctor and a gentleman, I promise it won't happen again. Now, what seems to be the problem?'

'It's swollen', Golden Road replied.

ba da dum. (snare drum)

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Tony Clifton my ass

US Press Secretary Tony Clifton my ass...

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Tibet Is Free!!!

China just announced that they will restore the cultural religious leader, The Dalai Lama to Tibet, in coming weeks! Reports are flooding in that celebrations are occurring all over Tibet, as well mainland China. China's top economic leader, Zhang Dejiang, has convinced top governmental leaders to embrace this radical new strategy for the overall good of China and it's people. "We are not saying we are wrong for our stance regarding Tibet, we are acknowledging that all people in the world require respect, which is why we revolted and established The People's Republic, in the first place", Dejiang noted during the brief press briefing, in Shanghai, late yesterday (or early tomorrow, depending on your perspective). In addition to easing the pressure mounting on China, leading up to the the 2008 Olympics, other economic experts pointed out that China will "break the bank" on this decision in regards, not only to the Olympics, but other contested areas of concern for the new State Council appointed March 11th of this year. China's "lifetime" membership in the WTO has become a bone of contention amid reports of tainted insulin, toys and other poorly produced mass market consumables that have applied pressure to world markets as well the job status of millions of workers in newly emerging markets in Viet Nam, South America and other Asian Rim nations. "This takes the pressure off, to some extent, China's government in light of several scandals that have rocked the country's pride, as well it's pocketbook, especially the poisoning of thousands of pets in the USA, as well many patients that were given tainted insulin, in recent months," said former US press secretary, Tony Clifton. "It's gonna' make the 2008 Olympics a celebration that dwarfs any other Olympic Games IN HISTORY, as well give China the upper hand in dealing with past mistakes it has made regarding human rights and economic shortcomings... they're gonna' 'clean up', economically, for a very long time." I'm sure China's leaders saw my warning and came to their senses, and not a moment too soon, as CCj was making plane reservations for my comrade, Golden Road, and myself when the news arrived. No doubt Nationalism is a religion that has almost brought a proud country to it's knees the same as any corrupt religion. We have staved off another international incident and emerged a better planet, a better species. What a grate day to be alive!!!

"Since you've all been such good boys and girls, I would like to take everybody in this entire audience out for milk and cookies. There are buses outside. Everybody follow me."

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Dalai Lama

I found it amusing that the Dalai Lama stated the other night in Seattle that he was against nuclear proliferation etc when 10 years ago he supported the thermonuclear tests conducted by the Indian state. (1998) He spoke out concerning the outrage of the West at the time, "The "developed" countries, he says, must realize that India is a major contender and should not concern themselves with its internal affairs."

Um, what an opportunist politician.

Sorry guys and gals i had to do it.

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