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by justsit
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Tulsi Gabbard
Replies: 34
Views: 590

Re: Tulsi Gabbard

[quote=justsit ... Hillary was a centrist and she failed to get votes in the key flyover states. They should get a genuine left-leaning candidate willing to fight the banks, the military-industrial complex, and to develop American industry to inspire the flyover states. [/quote] Hillary was a centr...
by justsit
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Tulsi Gabbard
Replies: 34
Views: 590

Re: Tulsi Gabbard

... Sanders did not meaningfully split the Democratic vote. He didn't stand in the general as an independent. Some of his supporters refused to vote as Democrats for Hillary, hence my use of the term "siphon" rather than "split" the vote. Depending on where those voters lived, the effect may have b...
by justsit
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Tulsi Gabbard
Replies: 34
Views: 590

Re: Tulsi Gabbard

If the Democrats pick the wrong candidate (ie, anyone other than a centrist) to run and if Bernie runs again, IMO the Dems will lose. Bernie still has a lot of supporters, and he would once again siphon off Democratic votes. And the Electoral College isn't going away any time soon - reform has been ...
by justsit
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: American Circumcision
Replies: 27
Views: 894

Re: American Circumcision

I'm in Canada. A gomco clamp costs 12$. There is no money in it. It takes 2 minutes and some of the clamps in the birth unit are over 40 years old. It does reduce the transmission of STDs and lowers incidence of penile cancer. Some also find the procedure aesthetically pleasing. It's not really a b...
by justsit
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Are Bonpos vegetarian?
Replies: 32
Views: 1026

Re: Are Bonpos vegetarian?

Here's a 2013 teaching from Tenzin Wangyal, a prominent Bon teacher in the US. At the end of the video it is noted that he became vegetarian five years previously, which implies being vegetarian is not required in Bon. Kalden Yungdrung is a Bonpo posting on this site who might have more complete inf...
by justsit
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Gohonzon for sale at Walmart?
Replies: 12
Views: 408

Re: Gohonzon for sale at Walmart?

For those who may not get the reference:

by justsit
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: American Circumcision
Replies: 27
Views: 894

Re: American Circumcision

From a medical point of view, there is no compelling reason for circumcision. The rest of the world does just fine without it. IMO, this procedure has been co-opted by the medical profession as a money maker, in the same way it has happened with the perfectly normal process of childbirth. And to per...
by justsit
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A Geofencing Buss in Göteborg Sweden
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: A Geofencing Buss in Göteborg Sweden

Can someone here translate from Swedish?
by justsit
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Another day in America
Replies: 65
Views: 1998

Re: Another day in America

After the American Medical Association (AMA) once again called for gun regulation after the latest shooting, the NRA responded on Twitter; "Someone should tell self-important anti-gun doctors to stay in their lane. Half of the articles in Annals of Internal Medicine are pushing for gun control. Most...
by justsit
Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Another day in America
Replies: 65
Views: 1998

Re: Another day in America

In 2010 the U.S. outlawed cockfighting and most people managed to get on with their lives, more recently Florida outlawed greyhound racing, which has 11 of the 17 tracks in the U.S. I find it hard to believe that the leaders of these countries rank a human life somewhere below a chicken and a dog's...
by justsit
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Another day in America
Replies: 65
Views: 1998

Re: Another day in America

I find it hard to believe that the leaders of these countries rank a human life somewhere below a chicken and a dog's life. Believe it, sadly. The US Constitution has been interpreted to protect an individual's right to bear arms. There is big money involved in making sure that doesn't change, rega...
by justsit
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Deepfakes
Replies: 24
Views: 1361

Re: Deepfakes

So, a President who tells people not to believe what they see has now used a doctored video to accuse CNN's Acosta’s of touching a female White House staffer without her consent. The video was speeded up etc. to make it look as if Costa hit her arm. They didn't even do it themselves, they apparentl...
by justsit
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Boycotting as an ethical method
Replies: 3
Views: 307

Re: Boycotting as an ethical method

There are places that I do not support with my dollars, usually because they offer unhealthy options (ie, fast food) or have discriminatory, unethical, or other unsavory corporate policies (Hobby Lobby, Chix Fil-A, etc.). I don't really consider that I'm "boycotting" per se, I'd rather spend my mone...
by justsit
Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Advantage and disadvantage of ego and egolessness
Replies: 31
Views: 1011

Re: Advantage and disadvantage of ego and egolessness

V 52 Call him, call him, wrathful Yamantaka! Beat him, beat him, pierce the heart of the enemy, Ego! Roar and thunder on the head of the destroyer, false construction! Mortally strike at the heart of the butcher, the enemy, Ego From Dharmaraksita's Wheel of Sharp Weapons I heard HHDL teach on this t...
by justsit
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Pittsburgh massacre
Replies: 48
Views: 2266

Re: Pittsburgh massacre

So, what, now 80 and 90+ year-olds need to concealed carry? How fast can they draw? What kind of aim do ya think they'll have?
Will Social Security pay for time at the gun range? :guns:

Jeebus. The world's going nuts. :toilet:
by justsit
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 207
Views: 6644

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

Queequeg wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:56 pm
Depending on how you define "rich", they're a very small minority of the population. Each of them only has one vote.
True, but they use their substantial resources in numerous ways to influence many more.
by justsit
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 207
Views: 6644

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

...So then the only option is to encourage property ownership by non-whites... I fully endorse that. Get people to buy in and reap the rewards of appreciation and compound interest and generational wealth. That's fine, where are they supposed to get the money? As long as we can still hear the big s...
by justsit
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 207
Views: 6644

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

Nemo wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:34 pm
You are reduced to competing reality TV stars for governing a country...You are truly lost. Idiocracy is becoming a documentary.
Well, yes, that is the problem. The three poisons are killing us. As Buddhists we understand the antidotes, but on the national level? :toilet:
by justsit
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 207
Views: 6644

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

I'd vote for anyone who can get this mother*&^%#$ out of the Whitehouse. That's the question... Who? We can't let establishment Democrats choose the candidate. It will be Clinton again. The only person I can think of who would have even the slightest chance of winning is Joe Biden. Well respected b...
by justsit
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 207
Views: 6644

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

I'm looking at it more from the perspective of, "Is this something that realistically can be addressed in the next two years so we have a solid chance to remove Trump?" You think that the only way to remove Trump is to replace him with a Democratic Party candidate that is his political twin??? No, ...

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