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by DNS
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 315
Views: 11796

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Did this ban apply to weapons like the AR 15? I recall that it did not. How would a ban on this sort of weapon even work, now that they are everywhere? Yes, it included the AR-15. However, overall it was still a pretty weak law in that it had: The Act included a "grandfather clause" that allowed fo...
by DNS
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 315
Views: 11796

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

There was an assault weapons ban in the U.S. back in 1994 under Bill Clinton. It expired in 2004 and was not renewed. But it could be renewed, if the Dems can win both houses of Congress and the White House; which is very possible in 2020.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_A ... eapons_Ban
by DNS
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Pocket Hercules (1967-2017)
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: Pocket Hercules (1967-2017)

He suffered from cirrhosis of the liver for a long time. In 2009 he was in hospital for nearly three months. On 25 September 2017 he was admitted to a hospital due to the liver failure[15] On 6 October a liver transplantation was made when a liver donor was found. On 11 November he had surgery due ...
by DNS
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Pocket Hercules (1967-2017)
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Pocket Hercules (1967-2017)

I just found out that the Pocket Hercules (Naim Süleymanoğlu) passed away 3 months ago at age 50. I know we have some weightlifters here and have had some previous threads on weightlifting, so thought I'd post this. Some of his many accomplishments in weightlifting: *3 Olympic Gold medals *7 World C...
by DNS
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhist Monks on the Las Vegas Strip
Replies: 35
Views: 448

Re: Buddhist Monks on the Las Vegas Strip

I live in Vegas, but not sure if those monks were real or not. I know some come here to give talks or for some programs and then while here some want to see what all the excitement is at the Strip (Las Vegas Blvd). I have heard that some have been seen gambling on the slots. I know in Asia there hav...
by DNS
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 7
Views: 117

Re: Hello everyone

Welcome to DW!

:cheers:
by DNS
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: I wish to become a Doctor (MD)!
Replies: 56
Views: 881

Re: I wish to become a Doctor (MD)!

So the average age of a new General Practitioner or Senior Registrar would be very similar to their American counterpart..late 20's early thirties. The average age for a new hospital Consultant would be early forties. Interesting, thanks for that info. from a buddhist pov. the practice needs to pri...
by DNS
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: I wish to become a Doctor (MD)!
Replies: 56
Views: 881

Re: I wish to become a Doctor (MD)!

An M.D. is the basic qualification needed to practice medicine. In most countries including the UK it takes 5 or 6 years to gain an M.D. qualification. In the U.S. it takes 4 years for the bachelor's then 4 years for the M.D. plus at least 5 years of residency; so about 13 years beyond high school ...
by DNS
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: I wish to become a Doctor (MD)!
Replies: 56
Views: 881

Re: I wish to become a Doctor (MD)!

Go for it, if that's what you really want to do. Just remember that it is very difficult to become an MD and if you don't become one, sometimes life opens an even better door. For example, I heard of a woman who was very intelligent, good at school and wanted to become a doctor (MD). Then she took o...
by DNS
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Largest one day drop in U.S. stock market - in history
Replies: 47
Views: 868

Largest one day drop in U.S. stock market - in history

The U.S. DJIA dropped 1,175 points today after dropping 665 last Friday. It is the largest single day drop in U.S. history, however, in terms of percentage drop, it was -4.6% which is still very far from the -22.6% on 10-19-1987. The pundits say it is because the jobs market is looking good, the eco...
by DNS
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello All
Replies: 15
Views: 636

Re: Hello All

Welcome to the (other) DW! Good to see that you are here too.

:namaste:
by DNS
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Allow myself to introduce myself.
Replies: 11
Views: 455

Re: Allow myself to introduce myself.

Welcome to DW!

:yinyang:
by DNS
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: it's me again
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: it's me again

Welcome back, to your new rebirth.

:yinyang:
by DNS
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: First Post
Replies: 4
Views: 92

Re: First Post

Welcome to DW!

:cheers:
by DNS
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is a Man?
Replies: 121
Views: 2221

Re: What is a Man?

What a piece of work is man, How noble in reason, how infinite in faculty, In form and moving how express and admirable, In action how like an Angel, In apprehension how like a god, The beauty of the world, The paragon of animals. And yet to me, what is this quintessence of dust? Man delights not m...
by DNS
Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello Dharma Wheel
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: Hello Dharma Wheel

Welcome to DW!

:buddha1:
by DNS
Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello everyone!
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: Hello everyone!

Welcome to DW!

:buddha1:
by DNS
Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Finland!
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: Greetings from Finland!

Welcome to DW!

:yinyang:
by DNS
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: New member

Welcome to DW!

:yinyang:
by DNS
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Do Admins/Mods have access to read our PMs?
Replies: 22
Views: 1016

Re: Do Admins/Mods have access to read our PMs?

Mods have access to PMs. No, they don't, read the whole thread, including my post. Any forum has the potential to read the PMs, but in all cases it can only be done so by accessing that part of the server. It is not in the forum, directly, it is not accessible by any moderator or admin that way. It...