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by A Medic
Sat Nov 07, 2009 7:07 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Shootings at Ft Hood, Texas
Replies: 40
Views: 5366

Re: Shootings at Ft Hood, Texas

Soldiers don't usually go on a rampage with handguns, killing others, just to avoid deployment. Those who knew him say he was very calm and cool. It sounds like he was possibly suppressing intense feelings of anger and rage. Impossible to be sure, of course. I agree. There are reports that he was b...
by A Medic
Sat Nov 07, 2009 1:14 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Shootings at Ft Hood, Texas
Replies: 40
Views: 5366

Re: Shootings at Ft Hood, Texas

I don't know his motivation for this, but if it was to avoid deployment there were other options he could have taken. Such as filing for conscientious objector status, going AWOL, or just refusing to go and being arrested.
by A Medic
Fri Nov 06, 2009 6:11 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Do you smoke?
Replies: 68
Views: 9873

Re: Do you smoke?

I smoke and I love it. I also hate it. I don't know why I like it, but I guess it is kind of a distraction from whats going on. I need to quit.
by A Medic
Fri Nov 06, 2009 5:45 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Shootings at Ft Hood, Texas
Replies: 40
Views: 5366

Re: Shootings at Ft Hood, Texas

The shooting occurred on an army complex. Soldiers in the United States have been becoming increasingly disgruntled about being sent to war. Some have started committing suicide to avoid leaving the US for foreign lands. I hope this man was not acting out of similar fear. It is my understanding the...
by A Medic
Fri Nov 06, 2009 7:17 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Google Wave
Replies: 35
Views: 3296

Re: Google Wave

I would love a google wave if there are any more going around.

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by A Medic
Fri Nov 06, 2009 7:15 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Shootings at Ft Hood, Texas
Replies: 40
Views: 5366

Re: Shootings at Ft Hood, Texas

The shooting occurred on an army complex. Soldiers in the United States have been becoming increasingly disgruntled about being sent to war. Some have started committing suicide to avoid leaving the US for foreign lands. I hope this man was not acting out of similar fear. It is my understanding the...
by A Medic
Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:07 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: I love this doctor
Replies: 7
Views: 1230

Re: I love this doctor

LOL!
by A Medic
Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Attitudes of Western Buddhists: 5 Questions to Answer
Replies: 47
Views: 9197

Re: Attitudes of Western Buddhists: 5 Questions to Answer

1. Are you a Buddhist? Yes 2. Are you interested in Buddhism because of the meditation? No not entirely. If you are a Buddhist ; 3. Do you see ‘ meditation’ as most relevant to the Dhama pracctice rather than other social meritorious activities? why? Yes I do. I believe for me meditation is a chance...
by A Medic
Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Talking to New Age/Western buddhists
Replies: 58
Views: 9887

Re: Talking to New Age/Western buddhists

Hi friends. I've recently been thinking about how to approach people who espouse Buddhist beliefs from a very self-help, psychological perspective. Many of their ideas sound good to our western ears, yet are not in accordance with the Dhamma. How to relate to them without sounding like a fundamenta...
by A Medic
Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:52 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 5386
Views: 596211

Re: Poll: Are you vegetarian/vegan?

I voted before I saw the disclaimer. :( I have been vegetarian for five years. Same here I voted before I read the disclaimer. :oops: I voted the thinking about it. I've been going back and forth for years between being a vegetarian and not being one. I do personally think it its the best thing to ...
by A Medic
Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:33 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: How to start a sangha? Any ideas?
Replies: 3
Views: 1055

How to start a sangha? Any ideas?

I'm trying to start a Dharma group/Sangha in my town. I started a group on meetup.com. We have had one meet up so far and have another one on the 5th. Basically I have no idea what I'm doing. I don't know where this group will go, or what it is all about. A few of the other members gave the impressi...
by A Medic
Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:25 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi everybody.
Replies: 6
Views: 1081

Hi everybody.

My name is Casey. I'll be going by A Medic on here. I'm 25 and a medic in the US Army Reserves. I just finished LPN school, and I'm working on my RN. One day I hope to become a Physician Assistant. My interest is mainly in Soto Zen Buddhism, but I also like Theravada. I mainly just read post on here...