I sent the following letter to NPR this morning in response to their news article, “Biofuels Boosting Food Prices:”
Producing biofuels on land needed for growing food is beginning to drive up food prices and will force more people into economic hardship, hunger, and starvation. Meanwhile, one can enjoy vegetarian foods grown on one-tenth [...]
It is a basic fact of ecology that a vegetarian diet requires only about 10% of the agricultural land compared to a meat-based diet. This means that a culture migrating from meat-based diets to a predominantly vegetarian diet would free up a large majority of its agricultural land for other uses. Thus we can understand that a reduction [...]
My regular day job is enforcing environmental regulations against polluters who aren’t doing enough to clean up their messes. I told one environmental consultant that his client will be paying $200 per day that his reports are late, and “No, we cannot change the deadline.”
Somehow I got more regular work done than usual, [...]
I just submitted a comment to the NY Times under this blog article:
Dot Earth Diet: In-Vitro Meat, Home-Grown Greens?
Cruelty-free meat is already available in the form of fresh roadkill that anyone can find and take for free, so why make big factories to immitate what the crows and jackals are already doing?
Madhava Gosh prabhu,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. Hare Krishna. I’m sorry if I’ve misunderstood your position, as indicated by your summarizing my arguments against the vegan diet as “straw man.” Maybe I should just stop there, but it’s only because of my respect for your work that I’m [...]
In the discussion I was in just prior to the one that got me banned from commenting at Huffington Post, I was writing about childhood vaccinations and why we don’t vaccinate. Here is one of my comments and the responses:
(here’s the link)
We are choosing one risk over another, not choosing between death and [...]
Apparently my response to the following comment is what got me banned:
Pandu, this reminds me of the famous Ben Franklin quote “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
I agree with this totally. I am free and independent, no one is protecting me except [...]
Not sure why, but below is the comment that I was trying to post when I discovered I was banned. Do devotees see any fault in it?
All the actions reactions of material nature constitute karma – that’s what it is. Understanding makes one transcendentally compassionate, always trying to relieve others’ suffering.
I just read the latest post on Bhakta Corey’s blog, the Sankirtan Diary, and sent the following e-mail to the “contact-me” address there. I noticed the address changed since two weeks ago. Here’s the letter, slightly edited for added clarity:
Hare Krishna. After reading the most recent blog post, I have a question. Srila [...]
Karma means actions, and the ‘law of karma’ says they bring reactions. Both abortion and war have a common cause through this law of karma.
There are seven kinds of mothers, the mother who gives birth, the Earth, a queen, the wife of a priest, a nurse, a guru’s wife, and the cow. Drinking cow’s milk is [...]