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 Forum: World Cultures   Topic: Dalai Lama showing his ignorance

Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 4:36 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 206


One has to wonder whether or not the Dalai Lama ever read other religious texts besides his own Tibetan Buddhist scriptures. One has eyes and yet does not see, one has ears and yet does not hear......ISIL does not negotiate with infidels period. 'Dialogue' necessary with Islamic State, says Dalai La...

 Forum: Leisure Activities   Topic: Cats' reaction to cucumbers

 Post subject: Cats' reaction to cucumbers
Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 12:14 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 3052


Cats VS Cucumbers
:lol:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sc0mi0Ei1CQ

An evolutionary reaction?

 Forum: World Cultures   Topic: The Roots of Christianity

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 8:03 am 

Replies: 19
Views: 2939


Elle, I hold you with high regards and please know me as "KEBAU" unless you want to kebab me and grill me to kingdom come!? I agree that the Opium wars and unequal treaties brought upon the Chinese nation by Britain, France, Japan, and Russia were reasons for an uprising against the Manchu...

 Forum: The World and Foreign Policy   Topic: Moderation of Islam is Impossible

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 8:00 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 755


When W.Bush came into the White House in 2000, he began American's policy of cornering China. If one remembers the US spy plane that was brought down by a collision with a Chinese fighter jet within China's territorial water, and subsequently landed on the Hainan island. Fortunately, the standstill ...

 Forum: World Cultures   Topic: For Future References on Culture

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 7:37 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 456


Hi! Elle, it seems that your link requires a password if already registered or does one need to register to read your articles on culture and religion?

 Forum: East Asia   Topic: China Voice: Marching toward a united, peaceful world

Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 11:30 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 645


Kenes: This is a very good article which indicates the real essence of the occasion. Chinese people, worldwide, now, forever, must be vigilant....wardrum beats can be heard coming from USA, a country that has become not a country that once was a beacon of hope and freedom, but a country bent on imp...

 Forum: The World and Foreign Policy   Topic: Moderation of Islam is Impossible

Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 10:53 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 755


I believe as more encounters are made with the Muslims in the Middle East, Pakistan and Afghanistan in the battle and social environment, our citizens will come to understand more about the teachings of the Koran and especially its intolerance towards non-Muslims. Our media must not give way to poli...

 Forum: Philosophy, Stories, Experiences   Topic: Autumn reflections

 Post subject: Re: Autumn reflections
Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 10:35 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 1084


Elle, thanks for the link to the video. Freedom and free speech in Europe will be taken advantage of by Muslim immigrants. Once their population has reached a critical number, you will observe a change of attitudes towards the naive community that initially and happily welcomes them as economic or p...

 Forum: Philosophy, Stories, Experiences   Topic: Autumn reflections

 Post subject: Re: Autumn reflections
Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 6:12 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 1084


The new Canadian Liberal government has indicated that it would received 25,000 Syrian refugees who are now in the Middle East by the end of this year. I hope the rush to provide a refuge for these displaced Syrians has not included the abandoning of the vetting process. The Paris massacre will indi...

 Forum: The World and Foreign Policy   Topic: Today's Refugees - Tomorrow's Jihadist

Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 5:40 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 1096


Paris for now....which city next? Elle......your many articles have shown that Europe would one day have to pay a huge price for taking in the influx of Muslim"refugees". The massacre in Paris last night had indicated that among the influx of "refugees" were jihadis that had cros...

 Forum: Philosophy, Stories, Experiences   Topic: November 11th...Remembrance Day in Canada

Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 7:25 am 

Replies: 0
Views: 371


Lest we forget the sacrifices of those who gave their lives so that we can live in freedom from fascism. May I share this poem with you all............... In Flanders Fields http://www.greatwar.co.uk/images/poppies/combined-poppies-800.jpg by John McCrae , May 1915 In Flanders fields the poppies blo...

 Forum: World Cultures   Topic: The Roots of Christianity

Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 7:12 am 

Replies: 19
Views: 2939


Smalltok: Some officials argue that religious groups can provide social services the government cannot, while simultaneously helping reverse a growing moral crisis in a land where cash, not Communism, has now become king. Ha...the days of the ricebowl Christains are over! A force to be reckoned and ...

 Forum: Southeast Asia   Topic: Rampant academic dishonesty is alive and well in Malaysia

Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 6:57 am 

Replies: 0
Views: 533


Students according to a study, 95.7% of students had partaken in some form of plagiarism, 96% had shared an assignment with other students, 93% had cheated during tests, 92% had falsified data, 86% had cheated in exams, and 90% had copied a friends assignment. Unfortunately, some staff at Malaysian ...

 Forum: Philosophy, Stories, Experiences   Topic: Autumn reflections

 Post subject: Autumn reflections
Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:14 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 1084


Autumn reflections Autumn is here in the northern hemisphere. We just have a change of government for the better, a government that is more transparent and representative of the people of Canada. Our new Prime Minister is the eldest son of a former beloved PM, Pierre Trudeau. Canada is set to be mo...

 Forum: The World and Foreign Policy   Topic: New (British) laws to target radicalisation

Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 2:45 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 2280


Even in so-called civilized nations with all the hooplas regarding HUMAN RIGHTS, DEMOCRACY and FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND RELIGIOUS FREEDOM and PRACTICE, you will find the Islamic communities enforcing their religious beliefs as expounded in the Koran. No ifs no buts.........Sharia laws supersede all sec...

 Forum: Philosophy, Stories, Experiences   Topic: TAO – Bedrock of Chinese Culture

Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 2:29 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 3692


'''I witnessed little clay humans being tortured by demons in a thousand different ways, for a thousand different sins.''' Those images surely remind followers of Chinese religious beliefs that you are responsible for your actions and if you partake in sinful acts in the current life, you have to f...

 Forum: The World and Foreign Policy   Topic: New (British) laws to target radicalisation

Posted: Fri May 15, 2015 2:16 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 2280


Muslim politicians in Malaysia, Bangladesh (and many more of former British colonies) are suggesting or demanding that Sharia laws replace civil laws even though the countries have an entrenched constitution that allows freedom of religion and a secular governance. I guess majority rules....a produc...

 Forum: Wholesome Food, Healthy Living   Topic: Organic farming?

 Post subject: Re: Organic farming?
Posted: Fri May 15, 2015 1:55 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 3480


This Video Shows Exactly How Eating Organic Affects Pesticide Levels in Our Bodies Jenna BirchMay 14, 2015 This Is How Eating Organic Affects The Pesticide Levels in Our Bodies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oB6fUqmyKC8 There’s a growing interest in eating organic, especially among parents concern...

 Forum: Philosophy, Stories, Experiences   Topic: Origins of Chinese Religions and Philosophies

Posted: Fri May 15, 2015 1:41 pm 

Replies: 29
Views: 4184


Jesus feeding the teeming faithful by Lake Galilee when there was only a few bread and fish for a few.....a miracle!

and...Mohammed ascended to heaven on a white horse from the Mount in Jerusalem?!..........

Any evidence that Mohamed ever been to Jerusalem in the first place?

 Forum: Philosophy, Stories, Experiences   Topic: TAO – Bedrock of Chinese Culture

Posted: Thu May 14, 2015 5:10 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 3692


Thank you Elle for all these articles. They will open some eyes and minds of fellow readers about Chinese culture.

 Forum: The World and Foreign Policy   Topic: New (British) laws to target radicalisation

Posted: Thu May 14, 2015 5:06 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 2280


Elle, many of us realize that Muslims living in western democratic nations do so because they do not want to be bothered with the regimen and rigidities of their religion in their homeland. United Kingdom, not withstanding, has tolerated the influx of Muslims especially from the Indian sub continent...

 Forum: Wholesome Food, Healthy Living   Topic: Organic farming?

 Post subject: Organic farming?
Posted: Thu May 07, 2015 8:04 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 3480


Listen To An 11 Year-Old Boy Educating Adults About Monsanto December 6, 2014 by Sophie McAdam Birke Baehr is 11, but he has the wisdom of someone five times his age. Birke is on a mission at the TEDx Next Generation Asheville conference, to persuade people to eat organic, say no to GMOs and shop a...

 Forum: Philosophy, Stories, Experiences   Topic: Origins of Chinese Religions and Philosophies

Posted: Thu May 07, 2015 7:57 pm 

Replies: 29
Views: 4184


Elle wrote: I found out things that I was completely ignorant about. The attitude of Asians towards their gods is so very different from the concept of the Abrahamic faiths towards their God. The Asian attitude towards religion is eclectic whilst that of the Abrahamic Faiths are exclusive-what a to...

 Forum: The World and Foreign Policy   Topic: Obama says China bullying smaller nations

Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 6:36 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 586


Obama says China bullying smaller nations http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/opinion/attachement/jpg/site1/20150414/a41f72773d1b16969cf810.JPG Obama says China bullying smaller nations in South China Sea row US president Barack Obama said Washington is concerned China is using its “sheer size and muscle”...

 Forum: The World and Foreign Policy   Topic: Hillary Clinton will Run for the White House

Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:29 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 529


Personally, I do not like her views with regard to China. She still tends to harp on questions with regard to the Dalai Lama, human rights and currency manipulation, same views that all US politicians hold especially facing an ignorant US public. Her past experiences as First Lady, senator and lastl...

 Forum: Wholesome Food, Healthy Living   Topic: Azodicarbonamide in baked products

Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 4:48 am 

Replies: 0
Views: 413


Azodicarbonamide in baked products Azodicarbonamide is used as a food additive, a flour bleaching agent, and improving agent. It reacts with moist flour as an oxidizing agent. The main reaction product is biurea , a derivative of urea, which is stable during baking. Secondary reaction products incl...

 Forum: East Asia   Topic: Longquan Temple start "ghost house" built Flying School

Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 3:59 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 818


Kenes , can you elaborate on your topic? Is the "temple" to be used for the only purpose of worshiping "ghosts", treatment of psychiatric cases or what?? I wonder how the cult-like is to get approval for anything remotely related to "university classrooms and medical facili...

 Forum: World Cultures   Topic: Pope Francis

 Post subject: Re: Pope Francis
Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 4:03 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 1628


Elle stated: ....At least Ratsinger ( Pope Benedict XVI ) took the trouble to study Islam before he made any statements about Islam and he did no make any mistakes of fact. Ratsinger understood Islam better than most other churchmen of his time. Yes, the last Pope was a scholar and did know Islam we...

 Forum: Southeast Asia   Topic: Lee Kuan Yew...a politician who guided Singapore

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 2:31 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 1133


Sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Lee family. LKY was a great politician who knew how to master the politics of multicultural SEAsia. Death of Lee Kuan Yew March 22nd, 2015 Singapore (AFP) - Singapore's first prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, one of the towering figures of post-colonial Asian poli...

 Forum: Business, Economics, Money and Macro issues   Topic: Australian Post - twin speed business, high costs

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:23 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 596


When essential services purportedly can be conducted at a lower cost and more efficiently by the private sectors, then politicians tend to want to proceed with such endeavors. These are politicians of the right wing types that are beholden to wealthy and influential lobbyists that only care for the ...
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