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by justsit
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A Geofencing Buss in Göteborg Sweden
Replies: 4
Views: 196

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: 1915

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: 1915

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: 1915

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: 1328

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: 296

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: 968

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: 2203

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: 6264

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: 6264

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: 6264

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: 6264

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: 6264

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, ...
by justsit
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 207
Views: 6264

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

Universal healthcare is not pie-in-the-sky. A clear majority of Americans are in favor of it. And even a conservative think tank found that universal healthcare would actually cost less than the insane frankenstein system we have now.https://www.thenation.com/article/thanks-koch-brothers-proof-sing...
by justsit
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 207
Views: 6264

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

The Democratic party actually has adopted these platforms... whether mainline Democrats will actually fight for this is not promising. At least putting these things on the platform is something... Promoting pie-in-the-sky ideas like free college and free health care for everyone will not play in Pe...
by justsit
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lama X is in the neighbourhood next weekend
Replies: 8
Views: 650

Re: Lama X is in the neighbourhood next weekend

pemachophel wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:01 pm
Question: What's the definition of an expert?

Answer: Someone from far away.
I always heard it was "someone who knows more and more about less and less until they finally know everything there is to know about nothing. " :tongue:
by justsit
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: I wish to marry a Dakini
Replies: 67
Views: 5714

Re: I wish to marry a Dakini

AlexanderS wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:52 pm
Who doens't want to be married to real dakinis?
Me? :shrug:
by justsit
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is it an oxymoron for a Nichiren Buddhist to be Republican?
Replies: 49
Views: 1453

Re: Is it an oxymoron for a Nichiren Buddhist to be Republican?

Queequeg wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:35 pm
... "bad idea to take refuge in any conditioned identity."
Aren't all identities conditioned? :shrug:
by justsit
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Searching for a Teacher
Replies: 50
Views: 2159

Re: Searching for a Teacher

To paraphrase Garrison Keillor, sometimes good fortune consists not of getting what you want but getting what you need, and having the good sense to realize that this is what you would have wanted at the outset if you had known more about yourself. ^This. :thumbsup: To OP: If you go looking for a t...
by justsit
Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.
Replies: 140
Views: 9462

Re: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.

CTR and Mukpo are very important to Pema Chodron. I'm confused about the relationships here. When CTR died in 1987, did PC take Mukpo as her teacher (he was then 25yo)? AFAIK more recently she has been a student of Dzigar Kongtrul [Nyingma*]. According to the Gampo Abbey website - "Under the spirit...

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