Messianic Jews say they are persecute...

Messianic Jews say they are persecuted in Israel

There are 72037 comments on the Newsday story from Jun 21, 2008, titled Messianic Jews say they are persecuted in Israel. In it, Newsday reports that:

Safety pins and screws are still lodged in 15-year-old Ami Ortiz's body three months after he opened a booby-trapped gift basket sent to his family.

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#60916 Oct 20, 2013
HughBe wrote:
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I am serious as I would like to meet you and all of the regulars here, someday.

Keep in mind that if any of you are so foolish as to follow me to the restroom and if you are so foolish as to behold the BLACK TOOL
then you shall be permanently DAMAGED psychologically and become suicidal.

You have been warned.
LOL.

Do you have a TOE - Theory of Everything? What should be its typal ingredients? Why?
Voluntarist

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#60917 Oct 20, 2013
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"news" site?
Come on.
Wake up - all you are doing is making the guy more rich. Dobt be a lemming.
Most of his news stories are linked to local or national stories.

Who is more of a lemming? Me or someone who watched msnbc doctored news footage to demonize the veterans march on Washington injecting the infamous race card?

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#60923 Oct 20, 2013
ENTANGLEMENT:

Entangled Minds

By Dr Dean Radin

Preface:

PART 1

If you do not get schwindlig [dizzy] sometimes when you think about these things then you have not really understood it [quantum theory].- Neils Bohr

One of the most surprising discoveries of modern physics is that objects aren't as separate as they may seem. When you drill down into the core of even the most solid-looking material, separateness dissolves. All that remains, like the smile of the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland, are relationships extending curiously throughout space and time. These connections were predicted by quantum theory and were called "spooky action at a distance" by Albert Einstein. One of the founders of quantum theory, Erwin Schrödinger, dubbed this peculiarity entanglement, saying "I would not call that one but rather the characteristic trait of quantum mechanics."

The deeper reality suggested by the existence of entanglement is so unlike the world of everyday experience that until recently, many physicists believed it was interesting only for abstract theoretical reasons. They accepted that the microscopic world of elementary particles could become curiously entangled, but those entangled states were assumed to be fleeting and have no practical consequences for the world as we experience it. That view is rapidly changing.

Scientists are now finding that there are ways in which the effects of microscopic entanglements "scale up" into our macroscopic world. Entangled connections between carefully prepared atomic-sized objects can persist over many miles. There are theoretical descriptions showing how tasks can be accomplished by entangled groups without the members of the group communicating with each other in any conventional way. Some scientists suggest that the remarkable degree of coherence displayed in living systems might depend in some fundamental way on quantum effects like entanglement. Others suggest that conscious awareness is caused or related in some important way to entangled particles in the brain. Some even propose that the entire universe is a single, self-entangled object.

What if these speculations are correct? What would human experience be like in such an interconnected universe? Would we occasionally have numinous feelings of connectedness with loved ones at a distance? Would such experiences evoke a feeling of awe that there's more to reality than common sense implies? Could "entangled minds" result in the experience of your hearing the telephone ring and somehow knowing - instantly - who's calling? If we did have such experiences, could they be due to real information that somehow bypassed the usual sensory channels, or are such reports mere delusions? Can psychic or "psi" experiences be studied by science, or are they beyond the reach of rational understanding?

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#60924 Oct 20, 2013
PART 2:

These are the questions explored in this book. In a nutshell, we'll find that there's substantial experimental evidence indicating that some psi experiences are genuine. We'll also learn that one reason for persistent scientific skepticism about psi is due to outdated assumptions about the nature of reality. For centuries, scientists assumed that everything can be explained by mechanisms analogous to clockworks. But over the course of the 20th century, we've learned that this common sense assumption is wrong. When the fabric of reality is examined very closely, nothing resembling clockworks can be found. Instead, reality is woven from strange, "holistic" threads that aren't located precisely in space or time. Tug on a dangling loose end from this fabric of reality, and the whole cloth twitches, instantly, throughout all space and time.

Science is at the very earliest stages of understanding entanglement, and there is much yet to learn. But what we've seen so far provides a new way of thinking about psi. No longer are psi experiences regarded as rare human talents, divine gifts, or "powers" that magically transcend ordinary physical boundaries. Instead, psi becomes an unavoidable consequence of living in an interconnected, entangled physical reality. Psi is reframed from a bizarre anomaly that doesn't fit into the normal world - and hence labeled paranormal - into a natural phenomenon of physics.

The idea of the universe as an interconnected whole is not new; for millennia it's been one of the core assumptions of Eastern philosophies. What is new is that Western science is slowly beginning to realize that some elements of that ancient lore might be correct. Of course, adopting a new ontology is not to be taken lightly. When it comes to serious topics like the nature of reality, it's sensible to adopt the conservative maxim, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." So we're obliged to carefully examine whether psi is a real phenomenon. If the conclusion is positive, then one or more of our previous assumptions may be broken and we'll need to come up with alternatives.

As we explore the concept of psi as "entangled minds," we'll consider examples of psi experiences in life and lab, we'll review the origins of psi research, we'll explore the results of thousands of controlled laboratory tests, and we'll debunk skeptical myths about psi. Then we'll explore the fabric of reality as revealed by modern physics and see why it's becoming increasingly relevant to understanding why and how psi exists.

At the end, we'll find that the 19th century English poet, Francis Thompson, may have said it best:

All things by immortal power,
Near and Far
Hiddenly
To each other linked are,
That thou canst not stir a flower
Without troubling of a star.

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#60927 Oct 20, 2013
Wow! Way to go, Dr Rupert Sheldrake!

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#60928 Oct 20, 2013
"The consciousness of the seer, is a greater power for knowledge than the consciousness of the thinker. The perceptual power of the inner sight is greater and more direct than the perceptual power of thought."

- Sri Aurobindo

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#60929 Oct 20, 2013
Both the noted mind-matter researchers and mainstream scientists, Dr Rupert Sheldrake and Dr Bruce Lipton, fold their hands in an Indian namaste in public functions. Oh My!

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#60931 Oct 20, 2013
"We can arrive at a point of view where the preservation of the individual activities is no longer inconsistent with our comprehension of the cosmic consciousness or our attainment to the transcendent and supracosmic."

- Sri Aurobindo

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#60932 Oct 20, 2013
"The supramental transformation, the supramental evolution must carry with it a lifting of mind, life and body out of themselves into a greater way of being in which yet their own ways and powers would be, not suppressed or abolished, but perfected and fulfilled by the self-exceeding."

- Sri Aurobindo

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#60933 Oct 20, 2013
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No, here in Singapore they're ten a penny.
I had to explain to my kid the other day how you cant buy bananas in our local farmer's markets. Then, wouldn't you know it, a few hours later we were walking thru a local botanical garden and there it was!- bananas growing.

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#60934 Oct 20, 2013
"Materialistic scientists - promissory materialism." - Karl Popper

LOL.

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#60936 Oct 20, 2013
Bye, boyz. Later. (smiles)

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#60939 Oct 20, 2013
Z A Bhutto went on to become the Prime Minister of Pakistan and his daughter Benazir Bhutto Zardari also became the Prime Minster of Pakistan. Both were murdered.

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#60940 Oct 20, 2013
Salman Rushdie, on whose head was placed a death sentence by the Ayatollah of Iran for insulting in hid book The Satanic Verses the prophet of Islam, is also an alum of Cathedral School, Mumbai. Kudos. Proud.

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#60941 Oct 20, 2013
typo - in his book
yehoshooah adam

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#60942 Oct 20, 2013
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It appears you don't know any more about gardening than you do about Judaism.
Allow me to "educate" you. Hybrids and Heirlooms are both cross-pollinated and are produced exactly in the same manner, natural cross-pollination of like species.
The term hybrids is normally applied to commercially produced seeds that are often sterile in the next generation, rendering the seed unusable for replanting. Commercial hybrids are bred specifically to produce uniform results and disease resistance. This allows farmers and gardeners to get consistent results and not have to put such an emphasis on rotating planting areas. The sterility of the seeds is also a commercial benefit because the gardener must continuously purchase new seed. However, breeding for taste and appearance are not a priority as they don't really effect commercial viability.
Heirloom seeds are also commercially cross-pollinated (although many gardeners do it as a hobby) and are typically not sterile so the seeds can be reused over several generations. The goal of heirloom cross breeding is to improve taste and appearance (I have raised chocolate brown tomatoes for example) with less emphasis on uniformity or disease resistance. I was successfully able to raise tomatoes in hot, humid Singapore (hard to do) by using heirlooms developed for growth in the deep South and Hawaii.
rabbee: well joel jr. apparently you can't, comprehend the term crappy and disappointing. as you then went into length, the definition of crappy and disappointing. in order to make yourself, look as important as your daddy joel.

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#60943 Oct 20, 2013
Mumbai's Cathedral School boasts of world famous alum spread over cutting edge scientific research, industry, politics, law, economics, literature, haute couture fashion and other fields. Cathedral School, Mumbai, also holds the national record of producing the highest number IIT JEE all-India rank number 1 toppers. It's India's number 1 school and its alum are much sought sought after by the leading universities in the US and Europe. Wow! Way to go Cathedralites. Proud.
yehoshooah adam

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#60944 Oct 20, 2013
Frijoles wrote:
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I have an apple tree in my yard that has 4 different types of apples on it.
rabbee: yes you can splice the branches of any member of the rose family onto an apple tree. though usually done with dwarfs, with a quincy filter splice.

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#60945 Oct 20, 2013
And, here, on this thread, we have so-called Ph.Ds in "science" (like Dr Frijoles) who have the IQs of 10 year olds and whose knowledge of Math, Physics and Chemistry is zero. LOL.

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#60946 Oct 20, 2013
Hi Rabbe the rabid rabbit! ha ha ha

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