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« Topic Start: August 26, 2007, 12:44:38 pm »

Aug. 20-27, 2007 issue - In one of history's more absurd acts of totalitarianism, China has banned Buddhist monks in Tibet from reincarnating without government permission.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20227400/site/newsweek/
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« Reply #1: August 26, 2007, 01:11:31 pm »

Aug. 20-27, 2007 issue - In one of history's more absurd acts of totalitarianism, China has banned Buddhist monks in Tibet from reincarnating without government permission.

Huh?? *eyes boggle*
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« Reply #2: August 26, 2007, 01:36:51 pm »

Huh?? *eyes boggle*

Exactly my thoughts!  LOL!

It's all in an effort to choose the next Dalai Lama.  But it's sad that they would do that to the people and their beliefs.
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« Reply #3: August 26, 2007, 01:53:50 pm »

Aug. 20-27, 2007 issue - In one of history's more absurd acts of totalitarianism, China has banned Buddhist monks in Tibet from reincarnating without government permission.

This this thread in the board for more discussion on this: Chinese Gov. Tells Living Buddhas to Seek Permission to Reincarnate
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« Reply #4: August 27, 2007, 04:41:06 pm »

Aug. 20-27, 2007 issue - In one of history's more absurd acts of totalitarianism, China has banned Buddhist monks in Tibet from reincarnating without government permission.


Pahahahahahaha!!!!  Ok, wait.  That's really not funny.  But it was a Perfect antidote for the craptastic day I've been having.  I needed that laugh.

Wow.  I can't even seem to find the words to express how my mind can't wrap around China's government.  I mean, Whaaaaat?Huh  Yeah, ok.  I'm sure people will get right on that asking permission to reincarnate thing.

Is there a stupid government award system that we can utilize to make fun of these people???  If not, we need one.
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« Reply #5: August 27, 2007, 06:00:38 pm »

Aug. 20-27, 2007 issue - In one of history's more absurd acts of totalitarianism, China has banned Buddhist monks in Tibet from reincarnating without government permission.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20227400/site/newsweek/

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ROFLMAO!  That's.........that's so far out there it's beyond reach of the Milky Way!  I'll be even more amused, albeit in an exasperated way, if in the end the government says they weren't expecting conflict to come from having one Lama that was hand-picked by them and one that was picked by monks. 
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« Reply #6: August 27, 2007, 06:59:33 pm »

Yeah, ok.  I'm sure people will get right on that asking permission to reincarnate thing.

Somewhere deep in the Himalayas....

A lone man dressed in a snappy suit that screams government issue knocks on a temple door.  The bongs reverberate more than one would expect considering the apparent size of the temple.  After an interminable time, during which the suit vents his frustration through pacing, the left hand door swings open.  The flicker of candles deep within is eclipsed by the visage of a small wizened man in saffron colored robes.  The suit reaches into an inside pocket and removes a leather wallet.

"Inspector Lazarus, Bureau of Reincarnation Bureau."  The inspector flips his wallet open flashing the shiny badge at the monk.  "We've had a report of illegal reincarnation and unauthorized duplication of Akashic Records vectoring in on your time-space coordinates."

The monk blinks in the bright sunlight...

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« Reply #7: August 30, 2007, 02:15:27 pm »

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ROFLMAO!  That's.........that's so far out there it's beyond reach of the Milky Way!  I'll be even more amused, albeit in an exasperated way, if in the end the government says they weren't expecting conflict to come from having one Lama that was hand-picked by them and one that was picked by monks. 

This is right up there with the French version of the TSA not allowing bottles of Holy Water from Lourdes onto airplanes, because, ya know, those liquids could be dangerous terrorist tools like any other liquids. 

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« Reply #8: August 30, 2007, 06:24:19 pm »

Oh, yeah, there's a made-for-tv movie in here somewhere...

I think there's a Discworld novel in there as well...  Grin
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« Reply #9: August 30, 2007, 07:18:51 pm »

I think there's a Discworld novel in there as well...  Grin

Or perhaps Riverworld...
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« Reply #10: September 02, 2007, 03:10:22 pm »

This is right up there with the French version of the TSA not allowing bottles of Holy Water from Lourdes onto airplanes, because, ya know, those liquids could be dangerous terrorist tools like any other liquids. 

(edited cause I can't type for beans today)

(empties Dannon water bottle.  pours in holy water.  gets on airplane  Grin)

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« Reply #11: September 02, 2007, 03:14:06 pm »

(empties Dannon water bottle.  pours in holy water.  gets on airplane  Grin)

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Around here, they aren't letting you take ANY water bottles on the planes.
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« Reply #12: September 02, 2007, 05:13:04 pm »

Around here, they aren't letting you take ANY water bottles on the planes.

Flying from UK and Poland, we were able to buy water once we'd gone past security.  If you want holy water on an aeroplane, you'd better be able to bless it yourself. Smiley
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« Reply #13: September 02, 2007, 05:16:24 pm »

Around here, they aren't letting you take ANY water bottles on the planes.

What is the big deal about water bottles? If they are afraid it isnt water, they could always taste it? How about baby bottles?

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« Reply #14: September 02, 2007, 05:20:27 pm »



When my DD flew as a UAM (unaccompanied minor) last week, we couldn't take any water bottles (soda, any kind of liquid at all) through the security check leading from the lobby to the concourse. Once we were in the concourse headed for her departure gate, we could purchase water or soda *there* and *those* bottles would be allowed onto the plane.

We drank up before heading through security, and she had soda on the plane. Didn't bother spending too much money on overpriced water from the "approved source."
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