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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:43 pm 
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I don't support meat eating or killing of any kind!
Even the plastics in that computer you use (I mean is that absolutely vital to you?) contains stearic acid, which is mostly gained from animal fats.
Well my job is an ICT teacher.

I wonder if I could go to work tomorrow (walking of course) and say I no longer can justify using computers because of Stearic acid and to sack me would amount to discrimination due to my understanding of my religion?

Seriously though I've never heard this before. I've started another thread to discuss this subject (http://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=3471).


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 6:48 pm 
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I have wondered about these street parties, also - so reading this thread is of interest to me. Before I had heard other people's opinions, just from hearing that there might be a local one, I began to wonder what the right attitude would be for me to follow.

I do not support royalty, nor do I support documentation-ceremonies/legalization of love; yet, as a Buddhist, I DO support community spirit and I feel that if our district holds a party I should attend on these grounds. I think I will be more concerned with trying to build a friendlier community than with my personal opinions and that this would fit with my practice.

I wonder if anyone else has considered the community aspect of street parties, rather than just the purpose of holding them - or is that just me being silly old me again? :namaste:


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:06 pm 
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I do not support royalty, nor do I support documentation-ceremonies/legalization of love; yet, as a Buddhist, I DO support community spirit and I feel that if our district holds a party I should attend on these grounds.
Excellent point and my local community is one of a kind - literally unique in the world (we are the only worker built co-operative housing association that has ever existed). Furthermore, we are a close community and it is highly probable that the wedding will be used for a get together and I guess it would be unsociable not to attend and unfair of me to ask my wife and kids not to attend also.

In that case I would go, but maybe I could adapt the national anthem:

FROM
God save the Queen

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God, who doesn't exist, save the Queen cos she's alright really but also restore our country to a republic

But it'll be hard to keep tune

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:44 pm 
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In that case I would go, but maybe I could adapt the national anthem:

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God save the Queen

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God, who doesn't exist, save the Queen cos she's alright really but also restore our country to a republic

But it'll be hard to keep tune
You can set it to a punk rhythm and just do a monotonal sttataco "God-who-doesn't-exist-save-the-Queen-cos-she's-alright-really-but-also-restore-our-country-to-a-republic" in the style of Dead Kennedys/Jello Biafra.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:56 pm 
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I'd support a street party for repatriation of the lot of them. They're not even English !............

Trouble is, neither are most 'English' people - They'd have to send nearly a quarter of me back to Ireland, Italy, Wales and Czechoslovakia - and the smallest part to Sweden (you've guessed which part). LOL :)

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:14 pm 
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I'd support a street party for repatriation of the lot of them. They're not even English !............
But where should we repatriate them too? - Germany or Greece?


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I'd support a street party for repatriation of the lot of them. They're not even English !............
But where should we repatriate them too? - Germany or Greece?


Difficult. I'd have to look into the licences required for exporting dumb animals. :)

The main question I guess is whether Germany or Greece would want them!

Maybe Ruritania ?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:58 am 
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I'd support a street party for repatriation of the lot of them. They're not even English !............
But where should we repatriate them too? - Germany or Greece?
Oi!!! Piss off! Like we don't have enough problems down here you want to unload those dead beats on us???!!! The English tried that back in the late 1800's when they unloaded some of their inbred Bavarian cousins on us as regents. We gave them the boot after ten years. In 1967 the reinstated Bavarian Royalty assisted a military junta to come into power here in Greece. After some arguments with the junta over who was the real boss the king fled and was banned from returning. His heir was only allowed back into Greece (nobody was happy about that) about five years ago. He left quick-smart.

So no thanks! It's your problem, deal with it!
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So no thanks! It's your problem, deal with it!
We do deal with it and it costs us over £110m a year - even us republicans have to contribute our couple of pounds a year.


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Oi!!! Piss off! Like we don't have enough problems down here you want to unload those dead beats on us???!!! The English tried that back in the late 1800's when they unloaded some of their inbred Bavarian cousins on us as regents. We gave them the boot after ten years. In 1967 the reinstated Bavarian Royalty assisted a military junta to come into power here in Greece. After some arguments with the junta over who was the real boss the king fled and was banned from returning. His heir was only allowed back into Greece (nobody was happy about that) about five years ago. He left quick-smart.

So no thanks! It's your problem, deal with it!
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Now let me see - Royalty supporting military juntas and vile dictatorships. Now where have I seen that recently? Oh yes:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... liyev.html

It's the unforms you know. Can't help themselves.

If we have to have this wedding thrust upon us, could we ask them to go for a pre-nup promising not to breed? LOL :)

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Perhaps it would be good to point out that as functionaries of British diplomacy, it is their job to go talk to people in power, and to try to get along with them. The idea that they support these people and think of them as friends is a mere supposition, a figment of someone's imagination. Actually, the process of producing such imaginings is a nice illustration of the Dharmic principle that hatred grows on exaggeration.

As for protestations that there is no hatred, well, that's pretty hard to believe when people in this very thread resort to their four-letter vocabulary so freely.

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Perhaps it would be good to point out that as functionaries of British diplomacy, it is their job to go talk to people in power, and to try to get along with them. The idea that they support these people and think of them as friends is a mere supposition, a figment of someone's imagination. Actually, the process of producing such imaginings is a nice illustration of the Dharmic principle that hatred grows on exaggeration.

As for protestations that there is no hatred, well, that's pretty hard to believe when people in this very thread resort to their four-letter vocabulary so freely.


Humour is not hatred. Last I heard we don't all have to share the same sense of humour, and much of English humour is heavy on irony etc. and doesn't travel well. ;)

last time I looked Randy Andy was reported in the media as trying to dig Fergie out of debt and a bribery scandal, and also playing 'diplomatic' footsie with very shady characters including a paedophile and some shady foreign players, one of whom coincidentally purchased Andy's old house:

''News of the Prince’s despair came after it was revealed that Jeffrey Epstein paid off the Duchess of York’s debts within days of Prince Andrew flying out to visit him in New York.''

''Sarah Ferguson was in negotiations with the disgraced American financier for nine months last year as he ‘insisted’ on presenting her with a £58,000 gift to pay off her debts.''


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z1GfUPlCYX


The royals are a laughing stock - from Phil's racist jibes to Charles marrying the woman presumably hired to teach him sex, who was still 'the third person' in his marriage to the poor brood mare Diana who was allegedly bumped off after providing 'an heir and a spare', one of whose ginger looks resemble a certain military man who may have been the 'fourth person' in the marriage:
http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/ar ... read=36121

Ya couldn't write this stuff - pure soap!

At least we can laugh at them, or pity the people they harm, and express disgust at their actions - the UK citizen is free to do that, not because of them but in spite of them. Maybe the most compassionate act for all would be to simply strip them of all national status and let them carry on their still fabulously wealthy lifestyle. ;)

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As for protestations that there is no hatred, well, that's pretty hard to believe when people in this very thread resort to their four-letter vocabulary so freely.
I fail to see the connection between four letter words and hate. :shrug:


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KwanSeum wrote:
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As for protestations that there is no hatred, well, that's pretty hard to believe when people in this very thread resort to their four-letter vocabulary so freely.
I fail to see the connection between four letter words and hate. :shrug:


I don't.

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catmoon wrote:
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As for protestations that there is no hatred, well, that's pretty hard to believe when people in this very thread resort to their four-letter vocabulary so freely.
I fail to see the connection between four letter words and hate. :shrug:


I don't.
LOL!


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The only street party I'll be having is for when this gets to #1 in the UK chart!

http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/cd5361 ... -stretched

(Not safe for work!)

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:54 pm 
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....Which raises the question, who shall moderate the moderators? Sorry, but the above posting is way over the line. "Not safe for work" is a bit of an undersatement.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:44 pm 
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Greetings Catmoon,

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....Which raises the question, who shall moderate the moderators? Sorry, but the above posting is way over the line. "Not safe for work" is a bit of an undersatement.

Well, one I'm not a moderator, and two, you're welcome to report the post and have an actual moderator actually look into it.

Personally I thought the video clip was hilarious and the 96% of people at the site who voted that it was funny presumably thought so too.

Maitri,
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