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by Nemo
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 405
Views: 13224

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

America is weird. You think being forced to pee in a cup by an employer while they watch is ok but if someone wants to interfere with your ability to shoot paper targets on your day off to prevent school children from being mass murdered they are infringing on your rights. A US tech company asked if...
by Nemo
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Google Rigpa Tibetan Buddhist Calendar online this year?
Replies: 6
Views: 374

Google Rigpa Tibetan Buddhist Calendar online this year?

I've gotten very dependent on the Google one.
https://calendar.google.com/calendar/em ... google.com
Anyone know if the one for this year is ready yet?
by Nemo
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Potential for War in Korea: Causes and Conditions
Replies: 71
Views: 1459

Re: Potential for War in Korea: Causes and Conditions

There is also the possibility that this is a ruse. I read the letters Fidel would send US presidents years ago. I'll paraphrase, "Hey Ron, Good luck in the coming election primaries. I will not take any sabre rattling against Cuba seriously. I hope we can talk again soon." I did not have access to t...
by Nemo
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is a Woman?
Replies: 71
Views: 2086

Re: What is a Woman?

P.S. TERFs Suck!
by Nemo
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is a Woman?
Replies: 71
Views: 2086

Re: What is a Woman?

Indeed. I would highly recommend procuring some and trying out your lovers hormone profile. A caution though. Testosterone is somewhat addictive and perhaps the best cure for PMS. You may not wish to go back. Since starting testosterone (I'm FTM) 2 1/2 years ago, the only thing I can say I dislike ...
by Nemo
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What did you learn from the movies?
Replies: 50
Views: 773

Re: What did you learn from the movies?

When I just got out of the army I went through some rough parts of Asia. In one there was this "haunted' coral reef that was supposedly the domain of a wrathful mermaid. I decided to explore. It was like reefs 50 years ago. There were huge fans of fire coral and even a school of puffer fish. While I...
by Nemo
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is a Woman?
Replies: 71
Views: 2086

Re: What is a Woman?

Let's not forget about hormones....estrogen & testosterone.... :stirthepot: Indeed, let's not. Om mani padme hum Kathy Amen, sistahs. :thumbsup: Indeed. I would highly recommend procuring some and trying out your lovers hormone profile. A caution though. Testosterone is somewhat addictive and perha...
by Nemo
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is a Man?
Replies: 121
Views: 2379

Re: What is a Man?

I am always in awe of how strong people's opinion are on the sexuality of people they will never have sex with. Particularly of people they don't even fancy. Spending so much time on stuff that is none of your business. If doing X makes you happy I don't have a strong opinion unless you hurt someone...
by Nemo
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is a Woman?
Replies: 71
Views: 2086

Re: What is a Woman?

Depends what country you are in. If you have been to a number you no longer have a concrete answer. Too much power over women makes men sick. It reveals all their defilements.
by Nemo
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question on Kalachakra prophecy
Replies: 31
Views: 1492

Re: Question on Kalachakra prophecy

In Kalacakra tantra, mleccas refers to muslims. Yes. What is not clear to me is if the term mleccha refers to Muslims only, or also to others. Generally, it refers to anyone speaking an unclear (to subcontinental Indians) language. In the context of the Kālacakra, muslims. It seems the most dangero...
by Nemo
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Socialism & Communism
Replies: 164
Views: 8036

Re: Socialism & Communism

I don't think Adam Smith is being characterized fairly. He thought landlords would not have the heart to exploit peasants excessively. He considered his magnum opus to be The Theory of Moral Sentiments not the Wealth of Nations. His capitalism was subservient to a moral framework. I think a return t...
by Nemo
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Best political system for Dharma
Replies: 52
Views: 1554

Re: Best political system for Dharma


"Freedom without socialism is privilege & injustice,
And socialism without freedom is slavery & brutality."
- Mikhail Bakunin
by Nemo
Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Socialism & Communism
Replies: 164
Views: 8036

Re: Socialism & Communism

"Freedom without socialism is privilege & injustice,
And socialism without freedom is slavery & brutality."
- Mikhail Bakunin
by Nemo
Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Kill Daesh Jihadists from Britain says Government
Replies: 83
Views: 2833

Re: Kill Daesh Jihadists from Britain says Government

In this country, 13 year olds can be tried as adults if the crime is sufficiently grave. Nope, illegal under the Geneva Convention to charge child soldiers. When I was still involved with the army the thing in Syria was meant to be a honey pot so we could get all our radicals out of the country so ...
by Nemo
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Morality of stockholding
Replies: 72
Views: 2999

Re: Morality of stockholding

Isn't it a form of parasitism? Defending the morality of making money while you sleep while others toil and sweat for a fraction of what you make takes some very intense mental gymnastics.
by Nemo
Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Advice for scraping a website.
Replies: 10
Views: 500

Advice for scraping a website.

An academic website I am fond of may go offline. I would hate for some of the things on it to be lost. I would like to scrape the content to store it offline. Perhaps even print a copy. I have the authors permission. Can anyone point me in tbe right direction?
by Nemo
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 955
Views: 52361

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

Weird but didn't Jetsumna do all these things. Banging students half her age, excessive luxuries, smoking weed all the time, casting black magic rituals on her ex-husband, hiding child molesters in her Sangha,.....Maybe she is all better now.
:stirthepot:
by Nemo
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Scandals in the Buddhist world - what do they really mean?
Replies: 19
Views: 1457

Re: Scandals in the Buddhist world - what do they really mean?

If your teacher has shown you the nature of mind hope they are not a crazy wisdom yogi. You may be breaking them out of jail or scoring them drugs. It really wouldn't matter as you only need to keep your samayas and if the blessings are real you would know. Hopefully they live a conventional life.
by Nemo
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: mindfulness, meditation and martial arts and war
Replies: 51
Views: 2161

Re: mindfulness, meditation and martial arts and war

You can be a good fighter or a good Buddhist. You can't do both. Eventually you have to choose one. Many martial arts are gloirified acrobatics. Contrarily a life of violence is not a right livelihood. Catching bad guys gets old and generally more dangerous as you age. Why waste your time on this wh...