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by Nemo
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Cultural Appropriation - Split from Why is Buddhism so elitist and cliquey?
Replies: 12
Views: 48

Re: Why is Buddhism so elitist and cliquey?

Doesn't cultural appropriation require the conquer and subordination of that culture? Indigenous North Americans would be a good example. But how can you culturally appropriate China? The arrogance of that idea is humourous. Han doing Tibetan dance at Disneyland style events would count. But we neve...
by Nemo
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Impeachment Amendment
Replies: 41
Views: 604

Re: Impeachment Amendment

Obama literally extrajudicially murdered American citizens abroad. This public theatre is a joke. So rules only apply when you want them to and are not universal. I didn't say it was lawful. I said I wasn't shedding any tears over it. You didn't explain the murder of Alwaki's 16 year old son BTW. W...
by Nemo
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Why is Buddhism so elitist and cliquey?
Replies: 35
Views: 671

Re: Why is Buddhism so elitist and cliquey?

I see it very clearly also. You have 20 translators for every carpenter. Why is complicated. Buddhism does attract smart people. But also people with leisure who tend to be from a certain class.
"We aren't elitist. We are just better than other people."
by Nemo
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Impeachment Amendment
Replies: 41
Views: 604

Re: Impeachment Amendment

I didn't have to kill for those empires nor am I under their thumb. I am paid remarkably well for my service but wish it had been under more honourable circumstances.
by Nemo
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Impeachment Amendment
Replies: 41
Views: 604

Re: Impeachment Amendment

Killer clown John Wayne Gacy was much scarier than the charismatic Ted Bundy. Bundy was able to kill a few more though. So the respectable Bundy was the better serial killer right?

War criminals are war criminals in the same way serial killers are serial killers.
by Nemo
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Impeachment Amendment
Replies: 41
Views: 604

Re: Impeachment Amendment

Obama literally extrajudicially murdered American citizens abroad. Oh, you mean that when Obama ordered that terrorist guy who advocated murdering fellow Americans from a perch in Yemen? Not shedding any tears over that one. Anyway, this is irrelevant to the impeachment. This public theatre is a jo...
by Nemo
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Impeachment Amendment
Replies: 41
Views: 604

Re: Impeachment Amendment

Obama literally extrajudicially murdered American citizens abroad. This public theatre is a joke. If Dems used issues instead of distractions they could win easily, but that would take actual progressive policies their corporate owners would not allow. If they force out Bernie again Trump would like...
by Nemo
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Impeachment Amendment
Replies: 41
Views: 604

Re: Impeachment Amendment

This is a losing strategy for the Dems. Goldman Sachs votes Democrat. They own the party. That is why they are losing. Trump is a symptom of how compromised the Dems have become. These meaningless theatrics lost last time. Why would they work now? Dems would rather lose to Trump than actually be mil...
by Nemo
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Iconic Phrase 'SHORT MOMENTS, MANY TIMES' Copyrighted?
Replies: 43
Views: 8279

Re: Iconic Phrase 'SHORT MOMENTS, MANY TIMES' Copyrighted?

I predict that when the IRS finally gets around to it, they are going to sue her for illegally using a 510c3 educational non-profit in order to evade taxes. She could go to jail. https://abalancedviewofbalancedview.wordpress.com/2018/02/27/the-secret-of-balanced-view-finances-anthony/ This guy expo...
by Nemo
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Iconic Phrase 'SHORT MOMENTS, MANY TIMES' Copyrighted?
Replies: 43
Views: 8279

Re: Iconic Phrase 'SHORT MOMENTS, MANY TIMES' Copyrighted?

McMindfulness is becoming the spirituality of late stage capitalism. They had some excellent shamatha and vipassana training in predeployment training for officers in the Canadian Forces. I was surprised how good it was. The goal was preventing PTSD.
by Nemo
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?
Replies: 187
Views: 3565

Re: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?

It looks like old money thinking new money is uncouth. Obama committed the same crimes. He also arrogantly dismissed Trump publicly as a filthy peasant with money. The Trumpian perspective is the real elite is money. They seem to have a point and the properly educated and cultured whose hierarchies ...
by Nemo
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:15 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?
Replies: 187
Views: 3565

Re: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?

Honestly I don't see much difference. I was in the army when Obama started "the surge" and started vaporizing civvies with drones and 2000lb bombs. I'm pretty sure the vaporized children don't see much nuance either. One set of elites thinks making it is having a Ted Talk and the other thinks it's o...
by Nemo
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?
Replies: 187
Views: 3565

Re: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?

You do have to realize that first of all the american political standards are kinda messed up. Here in central Europe and especially countries that were communist, things are really different. Here universal healthcare and unions are the normal standard. Yup. The reason why coalminers are against c...
by Nemo
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?
Replies: 187
Views: 3565

Re: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?

Shakyamuni refused military service and the duties of kingship and from there it just got worse. He forbade monks from touching money. Monks ranks were simply based on time since ordination, an idea later taken up by unions. All monks demanded state sponsorship in the form of alms and he loved sleep...
by Nemo
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year
Replies: 252
Views: 6411

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

Kind of a fun story about how the big energy companies are the only ones who can save us. Paid for by the big energy companies of course. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/09/opinion/renewable-energy-oil-companies.html The public wants a green future, but not one that disrupts their lives or puts the...
by Nemo
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year
Replies: 252
Views: 6411

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

Kind of a fun story about how the big energy companies are the only ones who can save us. Paid for by the big energy companies of course.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/09/opin ... anies.html
by Nemo
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year
Replies: 252
Views: 6411

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

The spread of stories about arson are being pushed by paid AI. You can probably guess who is behind them. Pretty funny Nemo. The point is actually that when people set fires, purposefully and accidentally, as they did in Australia, Cali, and other fires, climate change takes a manageable fire and m...
by Nemo
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year
Replies: 252
Views: 6411

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

Lighten up. I know ... but today it's a bit hard. Read this, and look at the photos, as though you're reading about the countryside you grew up in and you might see why. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-06/dead-animals-bushfire-biosecurity-emergency/11843428?fbclid=IwAR1Z5byiQrR40GGO8xYchC_rtTRM...
by Nemo
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year
Replies: 252
Views: 6411

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

LOL. And even if your worst case scenario comes about, there is nothing that would suggest that anyone should do anything different. We still have to try and fix the dam, even if its likely to break, because there is no other choice. If its going to break, it will take everything with it. There won...

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