• Yieu's Avatar
    Today, 01:23 PM
    There is a view that the karma from a nation keeping animal slaughterhouses is paid through its people dying in wars.
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    Today, 01:06 PM
    From what I have read, this law appears to be a nation-wide ban on the sale of cows for the purpose of slaughter for meat in agriculture marketplaces, but it does not ban killing cows one has raised or the private sale of cows for the purpose of slaughter. I wouldn't want to tell other people how to eat, and think it is wrong to do that. I also think it is wrong to judge others, including for what they eat or who they kill by their eating (such as a cow), as I believe that judging is for God to do. Additionally, I do not see much difference between killing or eating a human, and killing or eating a cow. In Hinduism, both killing humans and killing animals by eating meat are considered sinful (also known as bad karma or bad action), and are punished in the afterlife or through reincarnating (such as to become a cow on a meat farm). Because there is no nutritional need for meat in humans, the only reason to eat meat is for taste preference, and doing so kills a living being much like oneself so it is a values judgement on another's life. I think it is better to think it through and make the values judgement that you believe someone else's life (such as a cow's) is low value enough to kill for a flavor (not nutrition) and accept that and maybe hunt, than it is to never think about it and only get sterilized packages from the supermarket and be against hunting. There are laws against killing humans already. I believe these laws exist not to protect society from breaking down, but because it is morally wrong to kill humans. Both humans and cows possess sentience, consciousness, a central nervous system, and the ability to feel pain and suffer -- additionally, the soul is the animating force, and is the same whether it is currently in a human or cow body. I see the value to having no or minimal laws or rulers, but I also see the value life and of civilization from the Vedic perspective. Such a law should not affect the ability of those in poverty to obtain nutrients except in extreme climates, because plants are cheaper than meat and there is dairy. This law does seem over-reaching and tyrannical in that it removes freedom... in the same way that murder laws do, and for the same reasons. It doesn't attack Christianity or the poor, because you don't need to eat cows to be Christian, and plants are cheap. I am not sure exactly how I feel about such a law because I don't like restrictions on freedom, but I do see it as moral in the same way that murder laws are, and I think laws against murder are good. This post might not be well received by people that I respect here, but I want to say that I respect you guys, especially AF and those who hunt and accept their diet's philosophy.
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  • Cap's Avatar
    05-25-2017, 05:10 PM
    I just finished my new propane forge.
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    05-24-2017, 12:14 PM
    Here are a few of my latest knives I've done in the last few weeks. Above is a Thai Enep design Above is a Cutlas-Bowie design Above is a Damascus Fighter.
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    05-23-2017, 03:01 PM
    You can do it! (Maybe not with something like this, but something more plug and play) There are enough plug and play parts around these days. You don't need to write your own software. You may have to connect some wires and install a program but trust me, the difficult part is to get a decent xy table.
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    05-17-2017, 05:17 PM
    Yieu replied to a thread What's for dinner? in Open Discussion
    Tonight it's American food. Baked marinated tofu, mashed potatoes, and country style gravy made from the marinade. The marinade was made with water, butter, liquid smoke, msg, Bragg's liquid aminos, garlic, ginger, black pepper, chili powder, and parsley. We're not experts on marinade spices, but I like it.
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    05-16-2017, 01:34 PM
    The stormbreakers we have were built to protect the locks... Not to help people with fishing. That's why sometimes we want to cast 100yards. I guess you could get away with a shorter rod. Do you have any idea what kind of fish you want to catch there ?
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    05-16-2017, 01:02 PM
    Sea trout... Never caught one. They are here but extremely rare. You can catch nice European Seabass here, up to 3ft, generally 1-2ft. Fights really hard, very tasty fish. Beautiful fish as well and quite expensive to buy so catching one from time to time is a cheap way to eat expensive fish.
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    05-16-2017, 12:42 PM
    Is it deep water ? Large or small fish ? Are the fish close to the shore ?
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  • luctor-et-emergo's Avatar
    05-16-2017, 12:35 PM
    The way we fish here from the beach generally involves casting a long distance.. But in any case, I can cast up to about 150 yards on good day. This is done with 5-6oz of lead. In my experience, spending a little bit on the quality of a fishing rod will help you cast much further and it will feel a lot better while you're doing it. Now you may not always have to cast far but with a longer rod you can also cast closely, it also helps when you have a rocky bottom since it becomes easier to keep the lead off the bottom. More secure, more accurate. Mine were pretty pricey but I've had them for 4-5 years and I fish about 20-30 nights a year and they still look pretty much like new, few scratches.
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    05-16-2017, 11:57 AM
    Most fishing I do is done on salt water.. Most of it from a stormbreaker, some of it from the beach. I fish for fun but I will keep any fish which look tasty and are big enough. Most fish I catch you can actually eat, it's mostly a question of size and how many you want to take home. :) Especially when there are schools of flat-fish in winter, I've caught hundreds in a single night, hard work. Or mackerel in summer, catching 3-5 at a time. :D For bottom fishing I use a set of shimano ultracast oval blank rods, 425cm/14ft , 7oz casting weight. With Shimano ultegra 14.000 cl4 spinning reels, filled with 20lb line. For floats or jerkbaits, stuff like that, I use a carp rod 360cm/12ft, Fox something, pretty cheap stuff but decent. Don't know the casting weight but anything up to 2.5oz feels okay when you put some force into it. I've got a smaller shimano spinning reel (5000) that I use for this rod with 40lb spiderwire (PE braided line, red). I can give you a lot of information.. What I'd like to know is, does she like fishing actively or waiting until fish bite ? (Question from me to other sea-anglers, why do Americans use such short rods for sea fishing ?!)
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    05-14-2017, 12:59 AM
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    05-10-2017, 11:17 AM
    I lived under the assumption they used human analogs, pigs. Never knew they also used actual human corpses.
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    05-10-2017, 09:27 AM
    https://justgetflux.com/ I use this program and set it to 3400K during the day and keep it at the night time default (3400K) during the night. I plan to try 2700K at night. The program is supposed to help with eye strain and reduce blue light during the night. https://justgetflux.com/research.html
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    05-06-2017, 08:53 AM
    pcgame replied to a thread Windows 10 in Open Discussion
    I actually like Windows 10 and the recent Creators update made it even better. I think the OS industry is still going to be dominated by Microsoft for decades to come for numerous reasons.
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    05-05-2017, 12:45 PM
    pcgame replied to a thread Windows 10 in Open Discussion
    Its a program for Windows 10 and 8 that makes the start bar more like Windows 7.
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    05-05-2017, 07:09 AM
    pcgame started a thread Windows 10 in Open Discussion
    I installed this on my Windows 10 laptop: http://startisback.com Works really good.
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    05-03-2017, 05:57 PM
    out of curiosity, who did you vote for?
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    05-02-2017, 06:06 AM
    pcgame started a thread Obsolete in Open Discussion
    I watched this documentary on Amazon a few months ago. Now the creators released it on Youtube so you can now watch it for free (and without an Amazon account). Truthstream Media: Obsolete — Full Documentary Official (2016) Why the Future Doesn't Need Humans Anymore... And What Happens Next.
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  • luctor-et-emergo's Avatar
    05-01-2017, 04:55 PM
    As we would say in the Netherlands: "Here comes the monkey out of the sleeve."* *Do I have to explain this one ?
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