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by justsit
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Mindfulness Conspiracy
Replies: 11
Views: 424

Re: The Mindfulness Conspiracy

Nemo wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:27 pm
Is Caitlin Johnstone Kagyu? She certainly sound Kagyu.
Self-described as "Rogue journalist. Bogan socialist. Anarcho-psychonaut. Guerrilla poet. Utopia prepper." :rolleye:

Doesn't sound like any legit Kagyu folks I ever met.
by justsit
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Do any of you use social media to spread Dharma?
Replies: 27
Views: 605

Re: Do any of you use social media to spread Dharma?

My only caveat would be, when you quote the Buddha or a text, make sure you quote accurately from a reliable source. Do a google search for "Buddha quotes" or "Dalai Lama quotes" and almost everything you find is new age BS.
by justsit
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)
Replies: 133
Views: 2182

Re: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)

Yes, you would think that those opposed to abortion would get behind Planned Parenthood , an organization that actively works to prevent unplanned pregnancies, and thus abortions - but no, that's sacrilege as well. Every intercourse must be open to reproduction. Thus, funding for PP has been cut und...
by justsit
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)
Replies: 133
Views: 2182

Re: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)

Pro life? Then let's work on abolishing the death penalty together, caring for people, making the loving society we all want. Let's do it. There is a non-partisan non-denominational group called Pacem in Terris (Peace on Earth) that does just that. It promotes a "consistent life ethic" https://en.w...
by justsit
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)
Replies: 133
Views: 2182

Re: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)

But taking up the logic of that line, riddle this... women outnumber men in the United States. If abortion were an issue that broke on sex lines, women should win that vote. It doesn't break that way because its not just a women's issue, I suspect. Its bigger than that. Or maybe smaller than that. ...
by justsit
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Concise Guide to Conservatism
Replies: 76
Views: 1210

Re: Concise Guide to Conservatism

So when exactly, in your opinion, did that happen? It is just baseless, garden variety Romanticism. Well, yes, but I am curious at which time in history Nicholas thinks "....men and women denied any significance to the word and the concept of “conscience,” [and] the world began to experience the di...
by justsit
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Concise Guide to Conservatism
Replies: 76
Views: 1210

Re: Concise Guide to Conservatism

A snip from the Conscience chapter: “... But as men and women denied any significance to the word and the concept of “conscience,” the world began to experience the dismaying consequences of a philosophy that abandoned the ancient moral instrument of private responsibility, individual conscience, a...
by justsit
Sun May 19, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vajrayana. It’s Simple.
Replies: 55
Views: 1671

Re: Vajrayana. It’s Simple.

Lhasa wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 7:43 pm
Does Ponlop Rinpoche ever live-stream teachings?
Yes, occasionally. Check out the Nalandabodhi website.https://nalandabodhi.org/, sign up for the mailing list.
by justsit
Sat May 18, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vajrayana. It’s Simple.
Replies: 55
Views: 1671

Re: Vajrayana. It’s Simple.



ETA The first video "Interview with Ponlop Rinpoche" is the one I'm referencing. Can't figure how to isolate it from the playlist, sorry.
by justsit
Sat May 18, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: rule of law vs political theater
Replies: 26
Views: 646

Re: rule of law vs political theater

Wonder why so many folks who do not live in USA want to eliminate President Trump; no one worth despising in your own country? Perhaps because the USA doesn't exist in a vacuum? Because, in Wayfarer's words, "Trump’s mendacity, narcissism, terrible judgement and incompetence" have direct and usuall...
by justsit
Fri May 17, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Trauma and the public mind
Replies: 67
Views: 1302

Re: Trauma and the public mind

My impression is that it began in the public school system, maybe around the time when mainstreaming began. Children with widely varying abilities of all kinds started sharing classrooms; it became necessary to teach children that children who are otherly-abled, for lack of a better term, are still ...
by justsit
Thu May 16, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Best Trek The Next Generation episodes?
Replies: 20
Views: 524

Re: Best Trek The Next Generation episodes?

What, no Darmok??
by justsit
Thu May 16, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)
Replies: 133
Views: 2182

Re: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)

I really don't understand why this is such an issue in America, in particular. America operates on an underlying basis of Puritan morality, in which the totally natural human sex drive is subverted as dirty and immoral. This leads to the schizoid behaviors wherein we give lip service to so-called "...
by justsit
Wed May 15, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)
Replies: 133
Views: 2182

Re: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)

Men Cause 100% of Unwanted Pregnancies. https://medium.com/s/can-we-talk/men-cause-100-of-unwanted-pregnancies-eb0e8288a7e5?fbclid=IwAR2zHJYy72aBp7fGzZ9T6FVntHLz_87qa-gPPSKSI-U9eI5jVocJAINWD9E P.S some of you guys sound like sexist assholes trapped in a past century. Grow up. Great article, thanks ...
by justsit
Fri May 10, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: rule of law vs political theater
Replies: 26
Views: 646

Re: rule of law vs political theater

Two more discoveries regarding FBI & FISA corruption - video snips plus text: https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/05/two_stunning_revelations_on_russia_hoax_investigation_yesterday_from_dc_superlawyers_victoria_toensing_and_joe_digenova_.html Not sure the data from this questionable source is...
by justsit
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Pete Buttigieg
Replies: 76
Views: 1989

Re: Pete Buttigieg

...I will put my faith and confidence in the 170 top economists that in 2016 endorsed Bernie Sanders plans to reform Wall Street... You are of course free to put your faith wherever you'd like. IMO Bernie doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell of winning, for reasons already discussed in the BERN...
by justsit
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Pete Buttigieg
Replies: 76
Views: 1989

Re: Pete Buttigieg

Buttigieg returns 30K in donations from lobbyists will not accept more. Good.

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/04/ ... 20-1291202
by justsit
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: BERNIE! BERNIE! BERNIE!
Replies: 82
Views: 2971

Re: BERNIE! BERNIE! BERNIE!

...You might be right, it almost might be better marketing for him to call himself an "FDR Democrat" or something, it's more accurate and less controversial, but "socialism" also plays well with millennials, so it's hard to say..his opposition would be accusing him of it either way. Even though, he...
by justsit
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: BERNIE! BERNIE! BERNIE!
Replies: 82
Views: 2971

Re: BERNIE! BERNIE! BERNIE!

On communism and socialism: https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2019/04/22/student_to_bernie_sanders_my_family_fled_soviet_russia_socialism_has_failed_in_nearly_every_country.html It's a sad indictment of your average American's political education that he even has to respond to this tripe, ser...
by justsit
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Pete Buttigieg
Replies: 76
Views: 1989

Re: Pete Buttigieg

If you would have taken the effort to click past the fund raising page you are able to read the article where Buttigieg praises the bombardment of Gaza. There was nowhere to click on the page I found. Furthermore as Queequeg and Grigoris already articulated so effectively that the entire structure ...

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