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by justsit
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Eminem darkness
Replies: 19
Views: 392

Re: Eminem darkness

Pro-gun will love it, lots of .... guns. Anti-gun will love it, "See, the gang-banger is against guns!" Appropriate? By whose standards? Are there even any "standards" any more when the President tweets with impunity, "The Democrats are coming for your guns" (see this AM's news...). In any case, win...
by justsit
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Quitting smoking
Replies: 40
Views: 1761

Re: Another cigarette thread

I have a method I think would work. The thing is, you “really absolutely have to want to quit”. That’s 90% of it. ^This. You have to really really REALLY WANT TO QUIT. Just thinking, "Gee, I should quit" absolutely does not work. Every time you want a cigarette, go lick an ash tray. It might help. ...
by justsit
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: POTUS 2020 poll #1
Replies: 37
Views: 1068

Re: POTUS 2020 poll #1

I still think Sanders is the right choice. But here's the counterargument to that, put in a very compelling way As the Salon article states, historically, young people in general do not vote in large numbers. This is not new. In 2020, without the young base actually turning out (not just talking ab...
by justsit
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?
Replies: 175
Views: 2702

Re: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?

DWE now mostly skews right, because more conservative Western DWT members took their conversations there. That's not really fair or accurate. The only right-aligned active member is (somewhat ironically) the aforesaid DWT admin, retrofuturist, posting as SethRich. And, sadly, there are hardly any c...
by justsit
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?
Replies: 175
Views: 2702

Re: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?

I personally wish everyone would just use Dharmawheel engaged more for this kind of thing, but it hasn't worked out that way, so we have to set parameters of political debate here. It's a shame because these threads bring out the teeth quickly, and suck energy away from other threads. DWT somehow s...
by justsit
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Dharma Transmission
Replies: 16
Views: 399

Re: Dharma Transmission

It's been a long strange trip. I'd been nosing around Buddhist books for years, had never met a real live Buddhist. Auspiciously, a friend gave me a gift of a meditation CD, right around the time I saw a TV documentary about Tibetan Buddhism that literally made the hair on the back of my neck stand ...
by justsit
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Dying and Death
Topic: A Good Death: The inside story of a hospice
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Re: A Good Death: The inside story of a hospice

The modern hospice movement as we know it was begun in the UK by Cicely Saunders in the 1960's. The hospice in the video is the "freestanding" type, and there are quite a few in the UK; in the US, there are some freestanding hospices, but home hospice has developed as the most common site, along wit...
by justsit
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Our Anti-War President
Replies: 92
Views: 3651

Re: Our Anti-War President

In reply to Queeqeg and PeterC, I don’t know exactly how deep the rabbit hole goes, but there seems to be special-interest groups largely calling the shots when it comes to politics & economics; whether they are Israeli lobbyists & jesuits , or simply bankers & corporations (or all of the above). E...
by justsit
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: POTUS 2020 poll #1
Replies: 37
Views: 1068

Re: POTUS 2020 poll #1

What are the criteria for qualifying? Also, does the amount of candidates reduce following each debate? It has varied and gotten tougher for each debate. Here's a link to the data, scroll down to the Seventh Debate Jan. 14, 2020 for the criteria used to determine the participants. https://en.wikipe...
by justsit
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Our Anti-War President
Replies: 92
Views: 3651

Re: Our Anti-War President

The first thing to check on any news report is the source.

RT News is questionable at best. https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/rt-news/
by justsit
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Why not more Farms and Soup kitchens for Buddhist dharma centers, instead of money?
Replies: 48
Views: 1981

Re: Why not more Farms and Soup kitchens for Buddhist dharma centers, instead of money?

This is just a discussion about the possibilities after all. In the best of all possible worlds, sure, dharma centers would be self-supporting through farming, people would happily donate large sums of money to support them, etc. etc. Lots of things may be possible , IF...big IF - the requisite cau...
by justsit
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: POTUS 2020 poll #1
Replies: 37
Views: 1068

Re: POTUS 2020 poll #1

On a personal note Joe Biden once caused me some minor inconvenience. We were in Jerusalem in a cab which had to stop while Bidens endless motorcade went by. He was on his way to see Bibi explained our cab driver..the meter was ticking the while... :smile: Ha! Since we're reminiscing - Joe helped m...
by justsit
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year
Replies: 251
Views: 6255

Re: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year

Some historian 500 years from now will write about some Buddhist monks at a monastery in Nova Scotia who saved a chrysalis of civilization in their library and scavenged computers and how they were powered with crudely fashioned wind mills and water wheel generators. Sounds like "A Canticle for Lei...
by justsit
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dealing with Frustrating Coworkers
Replies: 9
Views: 451

Re: Dealing with Frustrating Coworkers

Ah, you've met a Bengali tea boy! Very fortunate. :tongue:

https://www.buddhistdoor.net/features/t ... li-tea-boy
by justsit
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year
Replies: 251
Views: 6255

Re: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year

Hehe love the part where they say he has tried to present it as 'nothing out of the ordinary'. :D There is basically entire continent on fire, but nothing out of the ordinary mate. It takes balls I must admit and quite admire that. Balls + enlightened activity? Great, but IMO, nothing very admirabl...
by justsit
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year
Replies: 251
Views: 6255

Re: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year

FWIW, some of us in the US were acutely aware and did try to alter the course of environmental degradation. The EPA was created in 1970, and Earth Day was made an annual event. We started recycling and trying to live simply. Not all of us sat around doing nothing. But as usual, the people/corporatio...
by justsit
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year
Replies: 251
Views: 6255

Re: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year

I don't think it's always as simple as saying the boomers should of known and done better. A bad system will usually always beat a good person. It's really companies like Exxon mobile and those with vested interests who are to blame for deliberately muddying the waters and augmenting the margin of ...
by justsit
Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year
Replies: 251
Views: 6255

Re: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year

Nemo wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:33 pm
Read the summary.
I'm seeing lots of discussion on violent vs. non-violent action, different discussions on some social issues in the comments, nothing specific to environmental issues.

Are you extrapolating her premises?
by justsit
Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year
Replies: 251
Views: 6255

Re: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year

Climate change would have been easy to deal with 40 years ago. Please document your 3% participation claim (in your next post. I quoted your previous post). Good Summary https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2012/02/erica-chenoweth-confronting-the-myth-of-the-rational-insurgent-2.html Whole thing. https:...
by justsit
Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year
Replies: 251
Views: 6255

Re: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year

Nemo wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:32 pm
Climate change would have been easy to deal with 40 years ago.
Please document your 3% participation claim (in your next post. I quoted your previous post).

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