Saturday, 21 November 2015

The Death of the Buddha, Textual Evidence, etc.

A youtube discussion in part adapting and responding to my "old" essay, Dissent from the Top: Reading Ancient Buddhist Texts as Historical Evidence:

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Japan = Vegan Hell? (On Youtube)

Is Japan "vegan hell?"  I think I managed to translate this as, "ビーガンにとって日本は地獄ですか?"  However, the video itself is entirely in English.  On Youtube:

The statue shown in the illustration, above, is actually from the shrine to Japan's slaughtered cows, and to the first cow imported to the country.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

A Rare Example of Ojibwe as a Living Language

From Waadookodaading Ojibwe Immersion Charter School:

This is exactly what we've failed to create in Canada --at any level of education.  Of course, I'd be delighted if/when I find any examples to the contrary, but I now have a great deal of experience with getting e-mails back from language programs for Ojibwe and Cree (here in Canada) writing back to let me know that they don't really offer the sort of courses that they seem to (in hype posted to the internet).

Monday, 9 November 2015

How (and Why) I Became Vegan

Knowing the right thing to do, and then doing it: the first is a matter of information, the second is a matter of motivation.  On Youtube, "my vegan story":

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Cenk Uygur is Not Yet Vegan (But…)

Where does milk come from?  Where does it really, really come from?  In this generation, most of us didn't know until fairly late in life… apparently Cenk Uygur is just learning now, at age 45.

On Youtube:

Cattle Rancher's Perspective on Vegan & Animal Rights News

On Youtube:

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Being Offended: A Political Behavior.

On Youtube:

I let my stubble grow for a few days, so that I'd look appropriately rough for my passport photos.  No joke: you want your identity photos to resemble what you're (probably) going to look like after 24+ hours in transit.

Saturday, 31 October 2015

Don't Move to Thailand

Vacation and vocation: two different things.

In 2015–2016, Thailand is a military dictatorship. And you should care about that. And if you don't care, then, really, you shouldn't move to Thailand. Discuss.

On Youtube: