Monthly Archives: October 2013

Is nirvana the same for everyone?

This cartoon highlights a key issue, one explored in Balder’s 2010 ITC paper. We discussed the paper in this IPS thread.

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Bernstein on an accurate statement about losing health coverage

I have a few recent posts on Obamacare’s claim that if you like your insurance you can keep it. Bernstein weighs in with what that statement should have been, given the reality: “If you’re one of the 95 percent of … Continue reading

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Obama’s healthcare speech today

Building on the last post see the video below. I agree with everything he said. He’s right that those who complain about people not being able to keep the plan they like aren’t telling you the whole story. Obama accurately … Continue reading

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"If you like your plan you can keep it." Not.

President did promise this several times when rolling out Obamacare and it is simply not true. Regressives are right about that. For example see this article. He goes into the details of why some can no longer keep the plan … Continue reading

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So-called post-postmodernism

From Morton’s Modern Magic, chapter 3: <div _emptydescriptionerrormessage="Please write something for your reply." _setvalueurl="http://integralpostmetaphysics.ning.com/forum/comment/update?id=5301756%3AComment%3A52594&quot; _value=" From Morton’s Modern Magic, chapter 3: “A majority of post-postmodern thinking is a regression, not a progression. It represents a desperate attempt to construct a … Continue reading

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On para/transconsistent vision-logic

From the “states, stages, the WC lattice and the fold” IPS thread: <div _emptydescriptionerrormessage="Please write something for your reply." _setvalueurl="http://integralpostmetaphysics.ning.com/forum/comment/update?id=5301756%3AComment%3A52396&quot; _value=" I referenced this article above, “Nagarjuna and the limits of thought.” Therein they discuss an issue similar to Thakchoe … Continue reading

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On being critical

Some recent events reminded me of Edwards’ essay “On being critical” at Integral World. It seems the kennilinguists have yet to heed Edwards in this regard, still engaging in the same old story of “you can’t criticize if you ain’t … Continue reading

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The Two Truths Debate

We recently mentioned The Two Truths Debate by Sonam Thakchoe in this IPS thread, which was used extensively as a reference in the Batchelor thread and its predecessor thread linked therein. I just found this free e-copy at Scribd for those … Continue reading

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The ways the US is the worst

A few tidbits from this article. Please see it for the details and more.

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Prasangika’s Semantic Nominalism

Balder brought this paper by Thakchoe to my attention. I go into Thakchoe extensively in the Batchelor thread, as well as the Gaia predecessor thread called “letting daylight into magic.“* The link let me download the article. I gave it … Continue reading

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