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by DNS
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump Impeachment
Replies: 40
Views: 2057

Re: Trump Impeachment

I think he'll be impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives, but not in the Senate. Current make up of the Senate: 53 Republicans 45 Democrats 2 Independents You need 2/3s to impeach in the Senate, so that's 67 out of 100. It will probably be a vote of around 50 to 55 for impeachment in the Sena...
by DNS
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 553
Views: 30228

Re: Great Vegan Debate

Queequeg wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:59 pm
In India the cattle walk wild... Isn't such a big deal. :tongue: I thought it was kind of cool. Cows have really pretty eyes.
:thumbsup: Yes, I remember that from my visit.

🐄
by DNS
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 553
Views: 30228

Re: Great Vegan Debate

IF the world became vegetarian or vegan, it wouldn't happen overnight. Almost certainly it would be a gradual decrease in meat consumption. Farmers would cut back on the breeding of their livestocks. Slaughterhouses would start closing down until eventually over a long period of time, the last one c...
by DNS
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 553
Views: 30228

Re: Great Vegan Debate

I'm 62 have been 80% vegan since my 30's. I'm strong, slim, flexible, have low blood pressure, low cholesterol & triglycerides, high good cholesterol. In my case being small 5'2'' 103lbs I have a small appetite and need to eat nutrient dense food to get enough protein. WIth a little research it's n...
by DNS
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 553
Views: 30228

Re: Great Vegan Debate

I haven't seen the whole documentary yet, just the trailer linked here. I imagine that they are not arguing that one needs to be a vegan to be a world class power lifter, just that one can still do so as a vegan. And that would destroy the myth that one needs to eat meat to be strong, to be a world ...
by DNS
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Thien
Topic: Thiền Buddhism
Replies: 0
Views: 126

Thiền Buddhism

Thiền Buddhism has a Buddhayana flair to it, very eclectic, which is something I like. Thiền draws its texts and practices mainly from the Chinese Chan tradition as well as other schools of Chinese Buddhism. According to Thích Thiên-Ân: most Buddhist monks and laymen in Vietnam traditionally obey th...
by DNS
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member Hello
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Re: New member Hello

Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: POTUS 2020 political compass
Replies: 20
Views: 636

Re: POTUS 2020 political compass

It's interesting that whenever the topic of the political compass comes up, most of us come out strongly on the libertarian scale (small l). We have our differences on the economic scale, but we all tend to agree that social liberties are good.

:thumbsup:
by DNS
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: POTUS 2020 political compass
Replies: 20
Views: 636

Re: POTUS 2020 political compass

justsit wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:52 am
Another leftist libertarian here. Who knew?

Guess that makes me a bad Buddhist. :thinking:
I'm only kidding around. I'm not a perfect centrist either. It's of course debatable where the Buddha would actually fall on the compass.
by DNS
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: POTUS 2020 political compass
Replies: 20
Views: 636

Re: POTUS 2020 political compass

That's about as close to being a perfect centrist as possible -- just like Buddha :jawdrop: :D

:cheers:
by DNS
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: POTUS 2020 political compass
Replies: 20
Views: 636

Re: POTUS 2020 political compass

I found my results from 2015 when I took the quiz, don't think there are any changes since then.

Economic Left/Right: 1.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.97
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I'm almost the exact spot as Williamson, but I think I'll still stick with Tulsi Gabbard. :tongue:
by DNS
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: In front of Caesars Palace is a Brahma statue
Replies: 5
Views: 327

Re: In front of Caesars Palace is a Brahma statue

Yes, 4 headed, I believe based on the 4 brahma viharas. Here's a photo I took of it:

Image

https://dhammawiki.com/index.php/Brahma
by DNS
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: POTUS 2020 political compass
Replies: 20
Views: 636

POTUS 2020 political compass

I just saw this on the political compass website:

https://www.politicalcompass.org/uselection2020

Based on my political views, it looks like I should be supporting Williamson, not Gabbard. :tongue:
(I'm center-right, non-authoritarian)

At least Gabbard is close to that position, though.
by DNS
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Return of the Dharma student
Replies: 1
Views: 118

Re: Return of the Dharma student

Welcome to DW!



Good luck with the recovery!

:anjali:
by DNS
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Buddhist Vegans and ethics
Replies: 188
Views: 3864

Re: Buddhist Vegans and ethics

Do you think the teachers you are quoting would push a worm out of the way of oncoming traffic before a human child? People argue this from perspectives that deny the reality of adaptive relativity. Yes, this is true. It may not be politically correct and at odds with some views that all are equal ...
by DNS
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Buddhist Vegans and ethics
Replies: 188
Views: 3864

Re: Buddhist Vegans and ethics

Spot the difference: Roast Human Baked Tiger Stewed Elephant thigh Honey Cake . The first 3 are flesh. The last one listed contains animal product, no flesh. That is why I say vegetarians and even most vegans would still eat the honey cake. It involves less harm, from a vegetarian or vegan viewpoin...
by DNS
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Yes or No ...
Replies: 1021
Views: 113945

Re: Yes or No ...

Yes, with not too much luck; most of the time it doesn't survive. The ground is too hard and dry here in Vegas. Most of our ground here is caliche, which is like cement. Nice avatar, Ayu, is that for Día de Muertos today? There is a big celebration for Día de Muertos here in Vegas, with our large La...
by DNS
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Yes or No ...
Replies: 1021
Views: 113945

Re: Yes or No ...

No. (Buddhism is very good at adapting to its environment)

Have you ever done a retreat of 30 days or longer?
by DNS
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Buddhist Vegans and ethics
Replies: 188
Views: 3864

Re: Buddhist Vegans and ethics

A friend comes over and offers me a honey cake. I refuse or throw it away on the grounds of non-violence. Logical? Consistent with Dharma? No and no. Yeah, I've seen some vegans do that. But I've also seen many more that won't do that. If offered, they'll usually eat it, as long as there's no meat ...

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